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 Jovis, 3 Decembr. 1640.
Tomson's, &c. Petitions.
Mr. Ellis, Mr. Palmer, Sir Jo. Hotham, Sir Jo. Wray, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Edw. Aiskew, Sir Peter Hayman, Ld. Fairefax, Sir Edm. Mountfort, Mr. Hatcher, Sir Jo. Culpepper, Mr. Cage, Sir Ph. Parker, Mr. Partridg, Sir Tho. Middleton, Mr. Noell, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Glyn, Sir Tho. Widrington, Mr. Owfield, Mr. Upton, Mr. Reignolds, Sir A. Ingram, Sir H. Anderson, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Fines, Mr. Peard, Mr. Nicholls, Mr. Potts, Mr. Cromwell, Sir Nath. Barnardiston, Mr. Lee;
This Committee is to take into Consideration the Petitions of Dr. Tomson, Mrs. Margaret Kirby, &c; and to report the State of them to the House; and has Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records, or anything else, that may conduce to the Business; and are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Court of Chancery.
Petition against Serj. Hide.
There was much Debate, upon the Report made by Sir Fr. Seymour, from the Committee appointed to consider of the Petition, exhibited by the Town of Salisbury, against Serjeant Hide: But, at length, it was resolved, upon the Question, that the whole Business should be laid aside till another time.
Ordered, Thatan Order be sent from this House, to all the Justices of Peace of Westminster, London, and Middlesex, requiring and enjoining them, to command the Church-wardens and other Officers, of the several Parishes within their Precincts, to present unto them the said Justices the Names of the several Recusants, within their Parishes; that they may be proceeded against with Effect, according to Law, at the next Sessions, notwithstanding any Inhibition or Restraint.
Resolved, upon the Question, That * Hale, Bailiff of Tewxborough, formerly sent for, as a Delinquent, by the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House, and now in the Serjeant's Custody, shall forthwith be discharged from any farther Restraint or Imprisonment.
The Serjeant at Arms has Leave given him by this House, to take Bail of these several Delinquents now in his Custody, viz. Rich. Kilvert, Peter Wood, Dr. Cosins, Dr. Lafield, Alderman Abell, Mr. Wilson, Mr. Conradus, Mr. Hoth, Sir H. Spiller, and Jo. Moore, after he has first presented the Names of their several Bails to the House, and the Sums they are to be bound in, and that the House has allowed of them.
Impeachment of E. of Straford.
That, according to a Desire of this House, by a late Message, they have deputed certain of their Members to take the Examinations of Witnesses, in the Cause of the Earl of Straford; which they will be ready to perform, in the Presence of such Members of this House, as shall be deputed for that Purpose.
Attendance of Secretary Windebank.
Answer was brought, that, upon his Majesty's Occasions, he sat up all last Night, and was newly gone to Bed; yet, if the House would command him, he would presently come: But there was Order given, that the like Intimation might be given him to be To-morrow Morning by Eight of Clock.
Leigh's &c. Petitions.
Star-chamber and High Commission Courts.
Mr. Hollys, Mr. Fines, Mr. Comptroller, Mr. Nicholls, Sir H. Rainsford, Mr. Hampden, Ld. Dungarcon, Mr. Noell, Sir Peter Hayman, Mr. Weston, Mr. Partridg, Sir Wm. Brereton, Sir Tho. Bowyer, Sir Edm. Montfort, Sir Tho. Barrington, Sir Ed. Varney, Mr. Broxam, Sir Tho. Hutchinson, Sir W. Erle, Sir Jo. Hotham, Ld. Russell, Mr. Cage, Mr. Capell, Sir A. Haselrigg, Ld. Digby, Sir Fred. Cornewallys, Mr. Selden, Mr. Grimston, Mr. Pimme, Sir Jo. Strangewayes, Mr. Bagshaw, Mr. Digby, Mr. St. Johns, Mr. Whistler, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Mr. White, Mr. Peard, Sir Robert Harley, Mr. Kirton, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Wm. Massam, Sir Tho. Middleton, Sir M. Fleetewood, Mr. Stapeley, Mr. Willmott, Mr. Ellis, Mr. Upton, Mr. T. Coke, Mr. Crew, Sir H. Anderson, Ld. Herbert, Mr. Corbett, Mr. Cronwell, Mr. Shuttleworth, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Sir Jo. Culpepper, Sir Simonds D'Ewes, Mr. Rigby, Sir A. Irby, Ld. Wenman, Mr. Rivers;
This Committee is to take into Consideration the Petitions of Mr. Pryn, Mr. Burton, Nath Wickins Mr. Pryn's Servant, Calvin Bruen, and Peter Leigh, and * Golborne, of Chester: and have Power to receive all Petitions of the like Nature; and are to consider of the Jurisdiction of the High Commission Court of Canterbury and Yorke; and of the several Abuses committed in those Courts, or by any Judges or Officers of those Courts; and of the Jurisdiction of the Courts of Star-chamber; And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records, or any thing else that many conduce to the Business; and to assign and hear Counsel: And are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon at Two of Clock, in the Star-chamber.