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 Mercurii, 1 Sept. 1641.
Hone's, &c. Pay.
That this House undertook the Payment of the King's Army on the tenth of Nov.; and do not find, that these Petitioners were in his Majesty's Pay then, or since; and therefore do not conceive, that this Petition, or these Petitioners, do concern any way the Consideration of this House.
The humble Petition of divers Serjeants, whose Names are subscribed, was read: And it is Ordered, That Mr. Pay, Sir Wm. Uvedale's Deputy, shall forthwith pay unto them a Month's Pay, according to the Entertainment of Fourteen Pence per Diem.
Ordered, That Herman Sheppheard, complained of in the Petition, shall be summoned to attend here on Monday next, to shew by what Authority he hinders the Continuing a former Lecture in Farnham aforesaid being upon the Market-day.
Leave of Absence.
Innovations in Religion.
Whereas divers Innovations, in or about the Worship of God, have been lately practised in this Kingdom, by injoining some Things, and prohibiting others, without Warrant of Law, to the great Grievance and Discontent of his Majesty's Subjects: For the Suppression of such Innovations, and for Preservation of the public Peace, it is this Day Ordered by the Commons in Parliament assembled,
That the Churchwardens of every Parish Church and Chapel respectively, do forthwith remove the Communion-table from the East End of the Church, Chapel, or Chancel, into some other convenient Place; and that they take away the Rails, and level the Chancels as heretofore they were before the late Innovations.
That all Crucifixes, Scandalous Pictures of any One or more Persons of the Trinity, and all Images of the Virgin Mary, shall be taken away and abolished; and that all Tapers, Candlesticks, and Basons, be removed from the Communion-table:
That the Orders aforesaid be observed in all the several Cathedral Churches of this Kingdom, and all the collegiate Churches or Chapels in the Two Universities, or any other Part of the Kingdom; and in the Temple Church, and the Chapels of the other Inns of Court, by the Deans of the said Cathedral Churches, by the Vicechancellors of the said Universities, and by the Heads and Governors of the several Colleges and Halls, aforesaid; and by the Benchers and Readers in the said Inns of Court respectively.
That the Lord's Day shall be duly observed and sanctified; all Dancing, or other Sports, either before or after Divine Service, be forborn and restrained; and that the Preaching of God's Word be permitted in the Afternoon, in the several Churches and Chapels of this Kingdom; and that Ministers and Preachers be encouraged thereunto:
That the Vicechancellors of the Universities, Heads and Governors of Colleges, all Parsons, Vicars, Churchwardens, do make Certificates of the Performance of these Orders: And if the same shall not be observed in any of the Places afore-mentioned, upon Complaint there of made to the Two next Justices of Peace, Mayor, or Head Officers of Cities, or Towns Corporate; it is Ordered, That the said Justices, Mayor, or other Head Officer respectively, shall examine the Truth of all such Complaints, and certify by whose Default the same are committed: All which Certificates are to be delivered in Parliament before the Thirtieth of October next.
|Sir Ro. Pye,||Tellers for the Yea: With||55.|
|Sir Tho. Bowyer,||the Yeas, that went forth,|
|Sir H. Mildmay,||Tellers for the Noe: With||37|
|Sir Wm. Massam,||the Noes, that sat,|
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Committee, Yesterday appointed to prepare an Order for taking away all Superstition, shall take into Consideration to propound unto the House an Addition to the Order for preventing all Contempt and Abuse of the Book of Common Prayer, and all tumultuous Disorders that may arise in the Church thereupon: And are to meet this Afternoon at Four of Clock, in the Inner Court of Wards.
Money for disbanding Army, &c.
Ordered, That the First Twenty thousand Pounds, which shall be received by the Commissioners for the City of London, shall be paid to Sir Wm. Uvedales's Deputy, to be forthwith sent to Yorke for disbanding of the Army; and that the Sheriff of Norf. shall pay the Pollmoney of that County into the Chamber of London.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Alderman Abell shall be bailed, upon the Security of Mark Quisted Esquire, Wm. Dickins Gent. Geo. Gall Gent. John Gregory Vintner; the Principal in the Sum of Ten thousand Pound; the Security in the Sum of Five thousand Pounds apiece.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Richard Kilvert shall be bailed, upon the Security of any Four of these Six Persons following; Thomas Powlett of Melplash, in the County of Dorsett, Esquire; Charles Cotton, of Beresford, Esquire; Edward Watkins, Esquire, chief Searcher of the City of London; Lewes Kirke, of London, Esquire; Roger Kilvert, of London, Merchant; Jo. Kirke, of London, Merchant; in the Sum of Ten thousand Pounds; and the Security in the Sum of Five thousand Pounds apiece.
Hambleton's &c. Petitions.
Sir Jo. Hotham, Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Pym, Mr. Bodvile, Mr. Crue, Mr. Rous, Sir Jo. Clatworthy, Mr. Solicitor, Sir Symonds D'Ewes, Mr. Vassall, Mr. Cromwell, Sir Wm. Masham, Mr. Strode, Mr. Bridgman, Mr. Griffith, Sir Jo. Colpeper, Sir Rob. Harley, Sir Geo. Dalston, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Mr. Moyston, Mr. Tomkins, Mr. Wheeler, Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr. Whittacres, Sir Edw. Hales;
This Committee is to meet To-morrow at Nine of Clock, in the Inner Court of Wards; to consider of the several Petitions of Sir Fredericke Hambleton, and the Petition of the Widow Linche, formerly preferred to the Committee for Irish Affairs; and, likewise to consider what Irish Causes are fit to be recommended from this House, for the Advantage of the Parties, unto the Parliament in Ireland.