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 Martis; 27 Decembris, 1642.
Dr. Layton's Petition.
ORDERED, That this Petition of Dr. Layton's, and the Schedule annexed, be referred to the Committee for Ordering of Prisons, where Mr. Trenchard has the Chair: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at the Rising of the House; and to consider of Ordering of that House.
Ordered, That Sir Jo. Northcott do return Thanks to Captain Drake, for his Fidelity and Care in the Bringing up of the Prisoners safe.
Receiver of Money.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Armyn be appointed Receiver; and be accountable for the Two thousand Pounds ordered to be advanced for the Providing of Arms for the Counties of Lincolne and Nottingham.
Bringing up Prisoners.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Militia in London do send some Barges to Gravesend, and a Guard of Forty Musqueteers, for the safe Conducting and Bringing up to several Prisons, the Prisoners hereafter named brought up out of Devonshire, by Captain Drake; viz.
John Fortescue of Vallepitt, Esquire, Sir Edm. Fortescue, Knight, the Sheriff, Sir Edw. Seymour Knight and Baronet, Edw. Seymour, Esquire, Knight of the Shire, Arthur Bassett Esquire; who are ordered to be committed Prisoners to Winchester House, Henry Champernone, Edmund Tremayne, Tho. Wood, Peter Fortescue, Henry Bidlake, Robert Warren, Esquires; to the King's Bench: Tho. Shapcott, Tho. Lee, Tho. Short, Hugh Pomeroye, to the Compter in Southewarke: William Barnes, William Hooper, George Baylye, Wm. Penrose, to the Fleete: Who are all committed for the Crime of High Treason, for actual Levying War against the King and Parliament.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Sir Edw. Hartop, Knight and Baronet, Sir Edw. Hartop Knight, Sir Roger Smith, Knight, Jo. St. John, Tho. Babington, Wm. Danvers, Wm. Noell, Peter Temple, Varney Noell, Tho. Beaumont, Jo. Goodman, Jo. Benbridge, Wm. Jervoise, Tho. Brudenell, Arthur Stavely, Tho. Cotton, Esquires; Mr. Rich. Ludlam, now Mayor of Leicester; Mr. Wm. Standley, One of the Aldermen of Leicester; Wm. Hewett, Rich. Rents.
Ordered, That Mr. Knightly and Mr. Cage do prepare an Order for the Committees of Leicestershire to receive the Monies upon the Bill of Four hundred thousand Pounds, collected in that County; to employ it for the Service of the Forces there: And that the said Monies be repaid here.
Arrears of Assessment.
Ordered, That Mr. Glyn do prepare a Letter, to be sent into the several Counties, concerning the Arrears of several Payments.
County of Devon.
Ordered, That Sir Jo. Northcott do presently repair into the County of Devon, for the Service of that County.
Ordered, That the Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Devon do receive, or cause to be received, all the Customs within that County, to repay the same, upon Account.
This to be added to the Instructions for Devon.
Ordered, That the Sum mentioned in the Instructions shall be Five thousand Pounds.
Declaration concerning Customs.
Ordered, That Mr. Glyn and Mr. Whittlock do prepare a Declaration, in Answer to the King's Proclamation, concerning the Receiving and paying of Customs; and to appoint the Receiving and Paying of them, notwithstanding the said Proclamation. And it is referred to the Committee for the Customs, to consider of putting out the now Collectors, and of putting others in their Stead; and to consider of Pensions to be allowed them.
Whereas, at the Sessions lately held at the Castle of Exon, after Michaelmas, the Sessions was adjourned, to be held at the same Place, the Tuesday after the Epiphany: This House doth Declare, That the Justices of the Peace cannot meet elsewhere, or at any other Time or Place, unless they do first meet at Exeter, and adjourn from thence to some other Place: And Orders, That this be published in every Parish Church in that County.
Sale of Cochineal.
Ordered, That immediately Publication be made, by setting up Bills in the Royal Exchange, London, for Sale of the Cochineal now in the Custody of Sir Jo. Nulls Knight, which was brought from Southampton in the Ship Clare, on Thursday 29° Decembris, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, at Haberdashers Hall, London: And that the same then and there be sold to such Person or Persons as will give most for the same by the Candle: And that Sir Jo. Nulls do permit any Person or Persons to view the same Cochineal: And that no Persons coming to view the same be molested therein.
Bainton's Propositions, &c.
Ordered, That the Propositions presented to this House by Mr. Bainton, and the Desires of Sir Edw. Hungerforde, be referred to the Consideration of the Knights and Burgesses that serve for the County of Wilts.
Collectors in Westmorland.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of Sir Henry Bellingham Knight and Baronet, Geo. Gelson, Edw. Wilson, Nico. Fisher, Tho. Sledhall, Rowland Dawson, Allen Bellingham, Esquires, Geo. Bateman, Rich. Branthwaite, Robert Phillipson, Gervase Benson, Gentlemen, to be Collectors according to the Propositions Com' Westmorland.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of * * * *.
Mr. Serjeant Wild reports the Amendments to be made in the Bill, for the Suppressing of divers Innovations, &c. viz.
Linea 23, "the First of September 1642," to be made "1° Aprilis 1643."
Linea 59, "September" to be made "April."
Linea 90, "September" to be made "April."
Linea 101, "November 1642" to be made "July 1643."
Ordered, That a Conference be desired with the Lords, concerning these Amendments.
Propositions to the King.
Mr. Pym presented to the House the Preamble to the Propositions: Which were read; and ordered to be fair written and then the House further to consider of that Preamble.
Ordered, That, against Thursday Morning, the Clerk do peremptorily bring into the House, a List of the Names of Delinquents, and Persons impeached.
Resolved, &c. That this House shall proceed for Offences done before the Tenth of January.
Resolved, &c. That this House shall declare in particular such Delinquents against whom they will proceed for Offences done since the Tenth of January.
Resolved, &c. That Colonel Cockeram shall be committed forthwith to the Compter in Woodstreet, for High Treason: And that the Sheriffs be required to suffer none to speak with him, till he be examined; and this House give Order to the contrary: And that they appoint such a Person to be his Keeper, as they will answer for: And that they take particular Notice, What Persons do come to speak with Colonel Cockeram.
And it is further Ordered, That Captain Mills be committed to the same Prison; there to remain during the Pleasure of this House.
Ordered, That there shall be a Collection this next publick Fast, in all Parishes, in and about London, and Liberties thereof, and Parishes adjacent (the Parish of St. Margarett's, Westminster, excepted), for the Ministers that are plundered; notwithstanding the former Order, for a Collection for Londonderry, on that Day, in the said Parishes.
Ordered, on Thursday, to resume the Debate of this Proposition, concerning Judges.
Sir Philip Stapilton, Mr. Pym, Sir Wm. Armyn, Mr. Fines, Sir Robert Parkhurst, and Mr. Goodwyn, are to consider of present Supplies of Provisions for the Scotts Army: And are to meet on Thursday Morning.
Examining Cockeram, &c.
Mr. Pym, Mr. Glyn, and Sir Wm. Strickland, are appointed to examine Colonel Cockeram with all Speed; and also Captain Mills [a].
Collectors of Money.
Ordered, That the Committee for Subscriptions do issue out their Warrants to the High Collectors, and Petty Collectors of the several Wards in London, to attend them on Thursday Morning, to give an Account, Why they have not collected the Monies, according to the Act of Parliament: And, that upon their Answers, they shall be reported to the House; such as have been so negligent as deserve to be sent for.
Ordered, That the Time, in the Bill of Pluralities, shall be the First Day of April, in the Year our Lord God 1643.
1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act against Pluralities and Non-Residence.
2a vice lecta est Billa prædicta.
And the Question being put for the Commitment;
And passing with the Negative;
The Question was put for the Ingrossing:
And it was Ordered, upon the Question, That it should be forthwith ingrossed.
Assembly of Divines.
1a vice lecta ...., An Act for the Calling of an Assembly of learned and godly Divines, to be consulted with by the Parliament, for the Settling of the Government and Liturgy of the Church, &c.
2d vice lecta est Billa, prædicta.
Resolved, &c. to be engrossed with the Amendments.
Propositions to the King.
In the Fourth Proposition, after the Words "in such a Manner," add "as shall be agreed on by both Houses of Parliament, and presented to his Majesty, to."
Ordered, That the Sixth Proposition, concerning Justices of Peace, be committed to Mr. Whitlock, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Millington, Mr. Corbett, Mr. Holles, and Mr. Solicitor; who are to bring it in on Thursday Morning next.