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 Lunæ, 21 Martii, 1641.
Ordered, That Mr. John Vincent, an orthodox Minister, be recommended unto the Parishioners of St. James the Apostle in Dover, to be their Lecturer, to preach every Sunday in the Afternoon, and every Friday in the Week: And that Mr. Richards, the Parson there, do permit him the free Use of his Pulpit the Sundays in the Afternoon, and every Friday in the Week.
Sir J. Wyntour.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir John Wyntour, in Respect of his Recusancy, and not performing Conditions with the King, is not fit to hold his Bargain of the Forest of Deane any longer, especially the Bargain itself being disadvantageous to the Commonwealth.
Resolved, That the Commissioners be intreated to issue a Commission for taking Sir Jo. Wyntour's Accompt, that it may appear what Debts are owing betwixt the King and him, and Satisfaction made accordingly.
Resolved, That the Commissioners of the Treasury be likewise desired to appoint Officers for the Disposing of such Timber and Wood, to the best Advantage for his Majesty, as is now felled and will otherwise be spoiled.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the said Commissioners be further desired, to take a care that Sir Baynham Throckmorton may have his Complement of Cordwood made up unto him, until Michaelmas next, out of such Wood as is already barked, and such other Trees as are returned fit to be cut by the late Commission of Survey, the Timber being reserved for his Majesty's Use.
Proceedings concerning Benion.
Ordered, That the former Order for the Sending over of Macguir, &c. be renewed; and that the Lords be moved to join in an Order to the Lords Justices, that Colonel Read and Mac Mahoun be sent over hither in safe Custody; and that the Justices be required to send over the Examinations, or Transcripts of such Examinations, as have been taken in this Case, and in all other Cases of the like Nature, since the Rebellion first began in Ireland.
Rebellion in Ireland.
Ordered, That Dr. Jones shall have Power to print the Remonstrance of the State of the Rebellion in Ireland, presented by him; and no Man shall presume to reprint the same, without the Permission and Approbation of this House first obtained: And Doctor Jones is desired to oversee the Printing of the said Remonstrance: And the Master and Wardens of the Company of Stationers are required to take care, that the same may not be reprinted, but by the Permission and Approbation of this House first had and obtained, as aforesaid.
Supplies to Munster.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Irish Affairs; and that it be specially recommended to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, and the Committee for Irish Affairs, speedily to take into Consideration the Sending of Supplies of Men, Arms, and Ammunition, into the Province of Munster, for the Defence of that Province.
Resolved, upon the Question, That these Words shall be offered to the Lords at the Conference, instead of their Amendments, notwithstanding any other Order of this House; viz, "but such as by the Wisdom and Authority of both Houses of Parliament shall be advised and directed to be received into that Town, and kept there, to preserve that Town for his Majesty's Service, and the Security of the Kingdom."
Books concerning Amboina.
Leave of Absence.
Books concerning Amboigna.
Ordered, That the Governor of the East India Company be required from this House, forthwith to take special care, that there be no Publishing of the Books that are printed, concerning the Passages between the Hollanders and the English in Amboigna; and that there be no more of them printed, till this House do give further Order: And that the Committee appointed to consider of * * * * do take the Printing of these Passages into Consideration; and that they send for the Books already printed, and take them into their Custody; and that they be sealed up, and safely kept by the Chairman of that Committee: And that the Printer that printed those Books likewise be ordered not to publish any of them; and that a Copy of this Order be sent to the Master and Warden of the Company of the Stationers, to acquaint the Company therewith, that no other Printer presume to publish or print the said Book.
Suspicious Persons, &c. at Yarmouth.
Ordered, That the Bailiffs of Yarmouth be required from this House to have a watchful Eye upon any suspicious Persons that come from beyond Sea; and to seize the Letters brought by them, or any other Letters that are suspicious, that come into that Town of Yarmouth, or brought by any Persons that land on the other Side of the River, or at the Town of Gorleston; and to apprehend the Persons that are so suspected; and to send such Letters as they find Cause to seize, to this House; and to take to their Assistance the Constables and other Officers for the Apprehending of any suspicious Persons, or seizing of their Letters.
Town of Hull, &c.
Mr. Pym reporteth the Conference with the Lords, concerning the Answer to his Majesty's Speech at Newmarkett, and the Orders concerning Hull, &c. That, whereas it is expressed, that no English Forces be permitted to come into Hull, the Lords desire, that it may be "no English, or other Forces."
Ordered, That Mr. Pym, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Sarjeant Wilde, and Mr. Perd, do draw into the Form of an Order such Matters agreed upon at That Conference, as is to be sent, as an Order of both Houses, to Hull and other Places.
Ordered, That the Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, and Recorder of London, be required to give an Account to this House, why the Priests that are condemned, are not put to Execution, according to the Sentence pronounced upon them, and according to the Laws.
Ordered, That a Letter be written to the Justices of Peace of the Counties of Chester and Staff, to require them to be very careful in seizing the Arms of Recusants, according to the Ordinance of Parliament: And Sir Wm. Brereton is appointed to write this Letter.
The like Question was put upon Tho. Bishop of Durham, Matthew Bishop of Ely. Joseph Bishop of Norwich, Gul. Bishop of Bath and Welles, Ro. Bishop of Cov' and Lich', Godfrey Bishop of Gloucester, Geo, Bishop of Heref', Jo. Bishop of Peterburg, Robert Bishop of. Oxon, John. Bishop of Asaph, Morgan Bishop of Landaffe: And
Resolved, upon the Question, That Tho. Bishop of Durham, shall by virtue of this Bill, forfeit the Profits and Issues of the Temporal Estate of his Freehold Land, and Land of Inheritance, during his Life.
Resolved the like upon Matthew Bishop of Elye, Joseph Bishop of Norwich, Guil. Bishop of Bath and Welles, Ro. Bishop of Cav' and Lichfield, Godfrey Bishop of Gloucester, Geo. Bishop of Heref, Jo. Bishop of Peterborough, Ro. Bishop of Oxon, Jo. Bishop of Asaph, Morgan Bishop of Landaff.
Petitions from Cinque Ports.
They were again * * Mr..... told them, by the Directions of this * "That they found their Petition to this House full of Expressions of Care to the Kingdom, and of Respect to this House, for which they give you hearty Thanks; and will take the Particulars of your Petition into Consideration in due time; As for the other Petition directed to the Lords, they do approve of it, and leave you to your own Discretions in the Delivery of it.
Ordered, That the High Sheriff of Leicestershire shall have Power to erect a Lecture in the Parish of Warley, in the said County of Leicester, at his own Charges: And that the Parson of the said Parish shall permit the Person nominated by the said High Sheriff, the free Use of his Pulpit, provided that the Person so nominated be orthodox, and in Orders.