House of Commons Journal Volume 2: 28 August 1641

Pages 274-275

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 Sabbati, 28 Aug. 1641.


Regulating Watermen.

2da vice lecta est Billa,

AN Act of an Addition to Two several Statutes; One made in Ph. and Mar. the other in * King James; and, upon Question, committed unto the Committee for the Bill from the Governors of the Company of Watermen: And are to meet upon it the Tenth of Nov. at Two of Clock post meridiem, in the Court of Wards.

Relief of Prisoners.

* Selden, Serjeant Wilde, * Cromwell, * Ro. Goodwin, the Citizens of London, Mr. Bagshaw, * White, * Smyth, * Whittaker, * Purefrey, * Rudyard, * Martin, * D'Ewes.

This Committee is to consider of the Petitions from the several Prisons in and about London and Westminster; and to frame and conceive some Way to give them Relief for their Liberty, upon giving Security for their true Imprisonment: And are to meet this Afternoon at Two post meridiem, in the Inner Court of Wards.


Ordered, That Wm. Moore, a Recusant, and now in Prison, who hath taken the Oath of Allegiance, shall be discharged out of Prison, and be sent beyond Sea, according to the Undertaking of the Lord Brudnell.

Letter read.

A Letter, of the Twenty-fifth of Aug. from Mr. Fieneis, &c. was read.

Shipwrights, &c.

The humble Petition of the Shipwrights, Caulkers, House-carpenters, &c. working in his Majesty's Yard at Chattham, was this Day read:

And it is Ordered, That the Treasurers of the Navy, out of the first Monies that shall come to their Hands, shall pay to the Shipwrights, &c. that have petitioned here, Six Months Pay.

Navy Accounts.

It is Ordered, That the principal Officers of the Navy shall prepare a perfect State of the Accounts of the Navy, both for their Receipts and Disbursements; and present it to the Committee appointed for the Navy, in Michaelmas Term next.

Petteward's Petition.

Ordered, That the Petition of Simon Petteward, Clerk, Prisoner in the Gatehouse, be referred to the Committee for the Prisoners, which is to sit this Afternoon.


The House doth Declare, That all Men ought to pay the Rates chargeable upon them by the Act for the Pollmoney, notwithstanding any pretence of Privilege, or Letters Patents of Exemption, whatsoever.

Berwick, &c. Garisons.

Three Papers, concerning the Garisons of Berwick and Carllell, were this Day delivered in: And

Ordered, That these Papers, and the Accounts of the Army, sent from Sir Wm. Uvedale, shall be taken into Consideration on Monday Morning.

Corbett's Cause.

Ordered, That the Cause concerning Sir Jo. Corbett be transmitted to the Lords on Monday Morning next: And Mr. Serjeant Wilde is to go up with the Transmission; And Sir F. Knollis is to desire the Conference.

Leave of Absence.

Mr. Michael Oldsworth has Leave to go into the Country.

Disarming Recusants.

The Names of the Commissioners for the several Counties and Cities, were this Day presented from the Committee, and read; and put to the Question; and assented unto, to be inserted into the Ordinance for disarming Recusants.

Leave of Absence.

Sir Jo. Evelyn has Leave to go into the Country, his House being visited with the Small Pox.


Mr. Long has Leave to go into the Country.

Levies of Men for Spain and France.

Resolved, upon the Question, That this House holds it not fit, that there should be any Levies of Men in Ireland, for the Service of the King of Spaine.

Resolved, upon the Question, That this House holds it fit, that there be a sudden Stop made of the Ships contracted for by the Spanish Ambassador, for the Transporting of the Soldiers out of Ireland.

Resolved, upon the Question, That this House holds it not fit, nor gives Assent, that there should be any Levies of Men for the French King's Service, within any of his Majesty's Dominions.

A Message from * * * *

Conference with Lords.

The Lords desire a Conference, by a Committee of both Houses, presently in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House, concerning the Office of the Ordnance; and concerning the Votes that passed this House, touching the Court at Yorke.

Answer returned by the same Messengers; that this House has taken into Consideration their Lordships Message; and will return Answer by Messengers of their own, with all convenient Speed.

Mr. Strode goes up to the Lords, to acquaint their Lordships, that this House is ready to give a present Meeting, concerning the Conference desired by their Lordships: And that, at the same Conference, this House intends to acquaint them concerning the Votes of this House, touching the Levying of Soldiers for the Service of the King of Spaine, and the French King; and the Staying of Ships for transporting.

Popham's Estate.

3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Settling and Establishing of the Remainder of a Term of Fourscore Years to come, in certain Manors and Lands in the County of Somersett, in Sir F. Popham, Knight, and his Assigns; and, upon the Question, passed. Exped'.

Hambleton's &c. Petitions.

Ordered, That the Grand Committee for Irish Affairs shall sit this Afternoon, or any other Afternoon when the House sits not; and take into Consideration the several Petitions of Sir Fred. Hambleton's and the Widow Linche's Petition.

Conference with Lords.

Mr. Strode brings Answer, That the Lords will give a present Meeting, both to the Conference concerning the Office of the Ordnance, and Votes touching the Court at Yorke; and likewise concerning the Levies of the Men in Ireland, for the King of Sp. Service; and concerning the Ships for the Transporting of those Soldiers.

Mr. Hollis, Sir H. Vane, * Mildmay, Serjeant Wilde, * Selden, * Crue, Sir Jo. Hotham, are appointed Managers and Reporters of this Conference.

Mr. Hollis likewise, at this Conference, carried up the Votes concerning the Constable of the Tower having Forty Men for the Security of that Place, &c.

Reformado Officers.

Ordered, That all the Reformado Officers, from the Captain upwards, shall stay for their Month's Pay till the Armies are disbanded; and that then they shall be paid by Sir Wm. Uvedale.

The Plague.

Ordered, That the same Order, that was made for Regulating of the visited People in Westminster, shall be made for Midd. and Surrey.

Commission of the Peace.

Sir Robert Harley is desired to move the Lord Keeper to put Mr. Wheeler into the Commission of Peace for Westminster.

Levies of Men for Spain and France.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Ro. Rich and Mr. Page;

The Lords have commanded them to acquaint this House that they do concur with this House in all the Propositions propounded by this House at the last Conference; and have appointed Three Members of their House, and desire a proportionable Number of this House to prepare a Dispatch to his Majesty, concerning the Soldiers desired by the Spanish Ambassador.

* Colepeper, Lord Falkland, * Strode, * Mildmay, * Bridgeman, * Barrington.

This Committee is to meet with the Committee of the Lords, to prepare a Dispatch to his Majesty, concerning the Levies of Men desired for the Service of the King of Spaine, and the French King: And this Committee has likewise Power to propound to the Committee of the Lords to consider of some Course for preventing any Inconveniencies that may arise by these Irish Soldiers, that are levied, and in one Body, in Ireland.

Leave of Absence.

Mr. Hoyle has Leave to go into the Country.

Publick Thanksgiving.

Ordered, That a Conference shall be desired with the Lords, on Monday Morning, concerning the Dispersing of the Ordinance of Parliament, for celebrating the Day of publick Thanksgiving on the 7th of Sept. And that the Knights and Burgesses respectively shall, in the mean time, take the best Care they can for the Dispersing of the same: And Sir Tho. Barrington is to go up to the Lords, with a Message for this Conference.