Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 2, 1640-1643. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
This free content was digitised by double rekeying. All rights reserved.
Die Lunæ, 26 Septembris, 1642.
UPON the Reading of the humble Petition of the Inhabitants of Laleham in the County of Middlesex;
It was Ordered, That Mr. Joseph Boden, an orthodox Divine, be recommended by this House to the Inhabitants of Laleham, to be their Lecturer, to preach there every Lord's Day, and such Day in the Week Days as his Occasions will permit: And Dr. Soames, and Mr. White the Curate, are hereby required to permit him the free Use of the Pulpit, to preach there accordingly, without Lett or Interruption.
The humble Petition of the Makers of Wool Cards, within the County of Essex, was read; and ordered to be referred to the Committee lately appointed to consider of Mr. Maxwell's Petition, concerning Calve Skins.
Petition to the King.
Ordered, that the Petition of both Houses to his Majesty, sent to the Earl of Essex, to be by him presented, shall be forthwith printed and published.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Pumroy, an Attorney of Common Law, and Mr. Weaver an Apothecary, shall be approved of by this House, to be Bail for Dr. Gibbs.
Ordered, That Mr. John Meeres Gentleman shall have Licence to search for Henry Holden a Popish Priest, in all such Places where there may be just Cause of Suspicion for the Harbouring of the said Holden; and to apprehend the said Holden, and such others as do harbour him.
Proceedings concerning Doldswell.
Mr. Whittacres reports from the Committee appointed to consider of the Business concerning Mr. Doldswell, the several Votes of that Committee * * * *.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Dodsewell shall be forthwith discharged of his Attendance, upon giving Bail to attend this House, whensoever he shall be thereunto required by this House.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Rose, a Member of this House, shall have Leave for Fourteen Days, to continue longe in the Country.
Sheriffs of London, &c.
Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Solicitor, Alderman Soames, Captain Venn, Sir Gilb. Gerard, Sir Jo. Franklyn, Mr. Wheeler, Sir Jo. Hepseley, Sir Rob. Pye, Mr. Whittacres, Mr. Vassall:
This Committee is to consider of the Desires of the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex, in having the Benefit of the Order of this House, as the Sheriffs of other Counties have, for being exempted from the unnecessary Charge at Assizes and Sessions; and to consider of the Form of an Order presented on their Behalf.
Upon Mr. Whittacre's Report from the Committee of Informations;
It was Resolved, upon the Question, That Colonel Brett, Captain Buck, Captain Turney, and Captain Burley, shall be forthwith discharged of their Attendance.
Committee to Ireland.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Three Pounds per diem shall be allowed to each of the Members of this House, that are to go as a Committee into Ireland, to commence at the Time of their taking a Journey to go over; and to have Two hundred and Fifty Pounds apiece Advance Money, towards their Charges, in preparing for their Journey; to be paid out of the Adventurers Money.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Captaid Wm. Tucker, One of the Adventurers for Ireland; to go with the Committee of this House into Ireland; and that he have the Allowance of Forty Shillings per diem, and Two hundred Pounds Advance Money, towards the Preparing for his Journey.
Ordered, That the Committees appointed to go to Ireland shall be gone by this Day Sevennight.
Ordered, That the Monies sent to Bristoll, to be transported for Ireland, shall not go thence, till the Committees of this House do come to go over with the same.
Ordered, That Sir Hen. Mildmy do positively declare himself To-morrow, whether he will go or no.
Resolved, &c. That Oliver Pleydell Gentleman, in respect of his former Service, shall be recommended by this House to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to have the Lieutenant's Place of the Troop of Horse, under the Command of Captain St. John, in Ireland.
Proceedings against Nicholson, &c.
Mr. Whittacres reports from the Committee appointed to consider of Informations, the State of the Business concerning Dr. Nicholson and * * * *.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Dr. Nicholson * * * *.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Nicholson the Father shall be committed to the Prison of the Fleete; and Dr. Nicholson the Son, to the Prison of the King's Bench; and Mr. Nicholson the Second Son, to the Gatehouse; there to remain during the Pleasure of this House.
And it is further Ordered, That Mr. Solicitor, Mr. White, Mr. Whittacres, Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Rigby, and Sir Wm. Masham, do prepare a Charge against these Three Persons thus committed; and bring the same into the House.
Upon the humble Petition of divers of the Parishioners of the Parish of Dagenham in the County of Essex;
It is Ordered, That Mr. John Bowyer, an orthodox Divine, be recommended by this House to the said Parishioners, to preach there every Lord's Day in the Forenoon: And Mr. Charles True, the Minister of that Place, is required to permit him the free Use of his Pulpit, to preach there accordingly.
Proceedings against Jackson.
Upon Mr. Whittacre's Report from the Committee for Informations;
It is Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Jackson the Minister, for the scandalous Matter preached by him at St. Giles Church without Criplegate, in a Sermon, is a Delinquent.
And further Ordered, That he continue in safe Custody in the Counter where he is, till this House do take further Order: And the Committee appointed to prepare the Charge against the Mr. Nicholsons, do prepare a Charge against the said Mr. Jackson.
Mayor of Abbington, &c.
The Mayor of Abbington was called in the Bar; and kneeling, acknowledged his Offence; and said, He was sorry he had proclaimed the Proclamation against the Earl of Essex; and would not hereafter do any thing that concerned the Proceedings of the House, without Order of the House.
Mr. Richardson, Serjeant to the Mayor of Abbington, was likewise commanded to come to the Bar: Who likewise acknowledged the Publishing of the Proclamation, by the Mayor of Abbington's Command.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Mayor of Abbington shall be discharged of his Attendance, giving Bail for his Appearance at the House, when he shall be thereunto required.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Richardson shall be forthwith discharged.
Mr. Ashley, Captain of One of the Ships that came from Galloway, was called in; and made Relation of the Passages between the Fort and Town of Galloway; and of an Overthrow given by the Lord Inchequin, to the Rebels.
Letters from Captain Willoughbie, of the 29th of August, was read; and ordered to be referred to the Committee for Adventurers; to consider of the Provisions desired to be sent to Galloway.
Ordered, That these Letters be communicated to the Lords at a Conference: And that Mr. Moore do desire a Conference with the Lords concerning the same: And that Mr. Reynolds and Mr. Goodwyn do manage that Conference.
Ordered, That Mr. Linche, brought over from Galloway in safe Custody by Captain Ashley, for endeavouring to draw the Soldiers to betray the Fort, be forthwith committed to the Gatehouse: And that Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Whittacres, Mr. Rous, and Mr. Reynolds, do forthwith examine him.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Moore reports, The Lords will give a present Meeting as is desired; and do agree to the Order of * * * *: And, for the Printing of the Lord Lieutenant's Letter, will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordered, That Mr. Harrington that lent Eight hundred Pounds for the Affairs of Ireland, which he took up at Interest, shall have the Interest due unto him, since the Loan of his Money paid unto him: And that Mr. Wheeler and Sir Rob. Pye shall compute what Interest is due unto him.
It is this Day Ordered, by the Commons House of Parliament, That it be referred to Sir Robert Pye and Mr. Greene to take some Course speedily to pay Four thousand Pounds, the Remainder of the Sum of Six thousand Pounds allotted unto Mr. Speaker: And that an Acquittance under Mr. Speaker's Hand shall be a sufficient Discharge unto them, from time to time, for so much as he shall receive.
Members Subscriptions, &c.
Sir Poynings Moore declares, He will bring in Two Horses.
Sir Jo. Bamfeilde saith, He hath brought in One hundred Pounds, in the County of Devon.
Sir Norton Knacheboll will bring in One hundred Pounds in Plate.
Sir Alex. Denton will bring in Two Horses.
Mr. Alforde will bring in One hundred Pounds.
Mr. Jesson hath brought in One hundred Marks.
Sir Pet. Wroth, instead of a Horse will bring in Fifty Pounds.
Mr. Pelham declares he will assist the Earl of Essex, &c.