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, 26 Januarii, 1641.
Owfield's, &c. Cause.
ORDERED, That the Cause between Owfield and Bowater, depending in the Court of Wards, may be re-heard, notwithstanding any former Order of this House: And the House doth think fit to refer the said Cause to that Court.
Search for Arms.
Ordered, That Isaac Appleton, Wm. Wallgrave, and Wm. Rivett, Esquires, Justices of the Peace for the County of Suff', or any Two of them, shall forthwith, upon Receipt hereof, search the House of a Recusant, in Acton in the said County of Suff', lately known by the Name of Mrs. Daniell, for Arms; and such as they shall find, to seize and take away from thence, and put into safe Custody. And it is farther Ordered, That such of those Arms as are already brought to Sudburry, shall be stayed there, by the Mayor of that Place, until he shall receive farther Order from this House.
Tonage and Poundage.
Examination concerning Ld. Digbie.
Sir Wm. Lewis reports, from the Committee appointed to examine Sir Jo. Penington, that he acknowledgeth the Lord Digbie came twice unto him: The first time, 16° Januarii, to Deale; and dined with him, aboard One of the King's Ships; and said, he was, by the King's Command, to go beyond Sea; and had his Majesty's Warrant for it: And was aboard one of the Whelps, and under Sail: But he received Letters aboard the Whelpe, and came to me back again; and said, he had received Directions to return back again: He gave him Thanks, and went to Sandwiche, and from thence to Canterbury; and was there stayed, by the Mayor of Canterbury: But the Mayor discharged him, upon his Protestation he would go to the Parliament or the Court; and so went towards London: But, when he had come a few Miles on his Way, he turned out of the London Road, and made use of a Countryman to direct him through the River, to return towards Deale; where he was much wet, by reason of the Depth of the Water; and so came all wet to a Smith's House to Deale, on Monday Night: And came aboard the King's Ship on Tuesday Morning, before Sir Jo. Penington was out of Bed; and said he had received the King's Command again, to be gone to Sea; and desired One of the Whelpes: And produced his Majesty's Warrant, signed with his own Hand, dated 13° Januarii, at Wyndsor, commanding him to transport the Lord Digby to any Parts in France, or Holland: So he went to Sea in One of the Whelpes; and, by the Steering of the Ship, went towards Floshen: He knoweth nothing of his Employment, nor heard him express any particular Occasion of his going, save that he said his Majesty employed him about special Occasions: He had only One Servant with him, one Mr. Bare: He conceiveth the Reason wherefore the Lord Digby took the River, and returned not through Canterbury, was, as he conceiveth, in regard the Mayor of Canterbury had set a strict Watch, to observe his coming back; and in regard that Sanders, that brought him the Letter to return, was apprehended at Canterbury, and his Examination taken: He had no Carriages at all; but the Lord Digby informed him, that his Servants were coming after him with his Trunks and Carriages.
Sir Jo. Penington was called in: And Mr. Speaker told him the House had received the Particulars of his Examination; and perceive his free and ingenuous Dealing therein; and conceive very well of him for him.
Restraint on Oneile.
Persons from Ireland.
Tonage and Poundage.
Bringing in Bills of Subsidy.
Army in Ireland.
Resolved, That the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland shall have Entertainment, as General of the Army as well of the old Levies as of the new there, after the Rate of Ten Pounds per Diem; to begin from the first Day of his going hence towards Ireland.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Lieutenant General of the Army in Ireland shall have Entertainment of Five Pounds per Diem; to begin from the Date of his Commission, granted unto him by the now Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Marshal of the Army in Ireland shall have the Entertainment of Three Pounds Ten Shillings per Diem, besides the ordinary Entertainment of Ireland; to begin from the first Day of his going hence towards Ireland.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Serjeant Major General of the Army in Ireland shall have the Entertainment of Twenty Shillings per Diem, besides the ordinary Entertainment of Ireland; to begin from the first Day of the Lord General's appearing in the Field.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Muster-master General of the Army in Ireland shall have the Entertainment of Sixteen Shillings per Diem, besides the ordinary Entertainment of Ireland; to begin from the First Day of his setting forth towards Ireland.
Resolved, That the Entertainment of Forty Shillings per Diem shall be allowed to the Lieutenant General of the Horse, for the Army in Ireland; to begin from the Day of his setting forth from hence towards Ireland.
That the English Commissioners do propound to the Scotts Commissioners, That they would either accept of a Sum of Money, and find themselves Horses; or else that the Horses might be raised for them here in this Kingdom.
To the Fifth Proposition; this House agrees with the House of Commons, that this Alteration be made in this Article, (viz.) Whereas it is said, "whereof they shall, from time to time, give them an Account," that it be, "give an Account to the chief Governor of the Kingdom of Ireland, for the Time being."
Army in Ireland.
Resolved, That the Expences for the Carriage, for the Army in Ireland, shall be allowed, as Occasion shall require, according to the Direction and Order of the Lord General; and that the Monies, disbursed for this Service, shall be issued upon Account, upon Oath:
Persons not be employed in Ireland.
Resolved, That none of those that came to Westminster-hall, or to the Door of the House of Commons, on the 4th of this Instant January last past, armed in a Warlike manner; or were listed at Whitehall, Kingston, Windesore, or Hampton-court; shall have any Employment in this Service of Ireland, unless they shall first give good Satisfaction to this House.
Ordered, That, Mr. Whittacre shall, from this House, especially recommend to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, That Lieutenant who has made some Discovery in That Business of the Officers listed at Whitehall.
Resolved, upon the Question, That these Words, "to the King and Parliament," shall be inserted in the Lords Answer to the Fifth Proposition, after the Word "Account" and before these Words, "to the chief Governor, &c."
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Answer of the Lords, to the Third Proposition, shall be recommitted to the English Commissioners; to treat with the Scotts Commissioners, about the Propounding a certain Sum, for the Raising of Horses here, in case Horses cannot be raised in Ireland.
Message to Lords.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir Sam. Ofeild shall go to the Lords with a Message; To desire a Conference, by a Committee of both Houses, concerning the Affairs of Ireland, as soon as it stands with their Lordships Conveniency: And likewise to desire the Lords, that the close Restraint of Mr. Oneal may be taken off: And further to acquaint the Lords, that the Committee of this House is ready, with Interrogatories, to be present at the Examinations, concerning the Twelve Bishops: And therefore to desire their Lordships to be pleased, that the Committee, nominated by their House for that Purpose, may be appointed to take the same Examinations with Speed; and so from ... to time: And to desire their Lordships, that the Earl of Dover and the Bishop of London, may be sworn this Night by their Lordships; to be examined To-morrow, concerning this Business.
Petition of both Houses.
This Committee is to take into Consideration the Petition of both Houses, concerning the Members of each House, mentioned in that Petition; and to report their Opinion what is fit to be done thereupon: And are to meet To-morrow, at Eight.. Clock, in the Court of Wards.