Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 2, 1640-1643. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Veneris, 9 Julii, 1641.
The Protestation Privileges.
Whereas Mr. Rawson preferred his Petition to the Committee for Grievances, complaining against the Judges: It is now Ordered, That he shall withdraw his Petition from that Committee: And that it shall be preferred to Mr. Chambers Committee; to consider of so much of it as concerns the Judges; and to consider of some Way of Reparations for him, as the Merits of his Cause shall require.
Privilege of a Member in a Suit.
Whereas there is a Suit depending in Chancery between the Lord Baltinglasse and his Wife, Plaintiffs, and Sir Peter Temple, a Member of this House, Defendant: It is this Day ordered, that the said Suit shall not proceed, unless the said Sir Peter Temple shall be willing to wave his Privilege.
Proceedings in Court of King's Bench.
Ordered, That whereas there are several Actions of Debt and upon the Case, brought upon the Statute of 21° Jacobi, of Monopolies, in the King's-bench, against Alderman Wolleston, Edward Johnson, Thomas Violett, and Wm. Gibbs, and others: And whereas there are several Actions of Assault, Battery, and false Imprisonment, brought against Robert Amery a Messenger, by Joseph Symonds, Wm. Greene, and others, who have several Judgments by Nihil dicit; and have had several Days appointed, this Term, to sit upon their several Writs of Inquiry of Damages; but they have been delayed and put off by Rules in the King's-bench, upon Pretence, that the Commission, Instructions, and Orders of the Commissioners for Regulating of Gold and Silver Thread are in the House of Commons; so that they cannot proceed without Prejudice: It is thereupon Ordered, by the said House, That either of the Parties, Plaintiffs or Defendants, may proceed in their several Actions in the said Court of King's-bench, and upon their Writs of Inquiry; and that, if either of the said Parties, Plaintiffs or Defendants, in any of the said Actions, shall desire to make use of the said Commission, Instructions, Orders, or other Writings now in the said House, that they may make use of them, by taking Copies of them, under the Clerk of the Parliament's Hand; on giving Security to the said Clerk, to return them safe again in a convenient time.
Apprehending a Priest.
Ordered, That the Serjeant, attending on this House, do forthwith repair to the House of Inico Jones, and assist one Wadsworth, to apprehend the Priest that is this Day fled thither, and apprehended by the said Wadsworth, by virtue of a Warrant from this House: And all Constables and Officers are required to assist the Serjeant, or his Deputy, in the Execution of this Order: And those that detain the said Priest are required from this House, forthwith to deliver him into the Custody of the said Wadesworth.
Apprehending a Priest.
Ordered, That Sir Robert Pye, Sir Arthur Ingram, Mr. Glyn, and Mr. Heywood, or any Two of them, do forthwith send for Peter de Fountaine; and to examine him concerning the Entertaining and Harbouring of a Priest in his House, this Day there apprehended by one Wadesworth, by virtue of a Warrant from this House: And to take such further Proceedings against him, as is according to the Laws of the Land.
Harbouring Priests, &c.
Ordered, That the select Committee of Forty-eight, concerning the Ten Propositions, do meet this Afternoon, at Three of Clock, in the Court of Wards; to take into Consideration what was propounded and declared by the Lords, at a Conference by the select Committee of both Houses, and how far it is fit to proceed therein; and to consider how the Harbouring and Entertaining of Priests, in the King's and Queen's Houses, may be prevented; and that some Course may be taken, that those Priests, that are really assigned to serve the Queen, may not exercise their Function in any other Place: And to consider what is further fit to be propounded unto the Lords:
And further Ordered, That the Propositions of Instructions, Yesterday made in the House, concerning Natives in the King's Dominions Chaplains to Ambassadors; and Raising of Popish Soldiers in Ireland; be delivered to this Committee.
Countess of Bedford's, &c. Estate.
The Lords have sent down a Bill,.. An Act for settling of certain Manors, Lands, &c. on Catherine Countess Dowager of Bedford, Wm. now Earl of Bedford, John Russell, and Edward Russell, Esquires, Sons of Francis Earl of Bedford, deceased.
House to sit.
They have likewise given us in Charge to signify, that their House intends to sit this Afternoon at Five of Clock; and do desire, that this House would do the like, if it may stand with their Conveniency.
3. That all the Impropriations and Advowsons, belonging to the Archbishopricks and Bishopricks of England and Wales, shall be committed into the Hands of Feoffees, in the same manner as the Lands of Deans and Chapters are appointed to be.
Ordered, That the House be resolved into a Committee To-morrow at Eight of Clock, to take into Consideration, and proceed with the Bill concerning Episcopacy: And Mr. Speaker is to put the House in Mind; and to interrupt any other Business.
Papists not to hold Offices.
The Committee of Forty-eight is likewise required to propound to the select Committee of the Lords; that no Papists hereafter may have keeping of any Castle, Fort, Chase, Forests, Park, or Walk, within England or Wales; and that such as are in Possession of such Castle or Park as aforesaid, may be outed thereof according to Law.
Wales Court of Marches.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Dudley Smith, Esquire, and William Champneys, Esquire, Sewers to the King, shall be admitted to be Bail for Mr. Wm. Davenant; the Principal to enter into Bonds to the Serjeant, in the Sum of Two thousand Pounds; and the Sureties, in the Sum of One thousand Pounds apiece.
Ordered, That Mrs. Linche's Petition shall be referred to the same Committee that Sir Fredericke Hamilton's Petition was referred, Martis, 6° Julii; and to be read and considered of at the same time as Sir Fred. Hamilton's shall be read and considered of.
Tonage and Poundage.
Disbanding the Army.
Money from the City.
Mr. Speaker is to move the Gentlemen that serve for the City, that out of the Monies that shall or are come in upon the last Subsidies, to lend it, to make up the Forty thousand Pounds appointed to be paid to the Earl of Warwicke.
That Mr. Randall, a Minister, in the Gaol of Aylesbury in the County of Buck', for Words spoken against the Honour of this House, was, by a former Order, appointed to be removed from thence to Bedlam;
Leave of Absence.
Perfons sent for.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Robert Conyers, John Hughes, Robert Alington, Edw. Nurse, John Frost, John Piers, Alex. Major, Rob. Davies, Wm. Michell, and Griffith, Vintners, who have been sundry times warned to appear before the Committee, and bringing in their Notes of Accounts, and have not accordingly obeyed to those Summons and Warnings, shall, for their several Contempts herein, be sent for, as Delinquents, by the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House.