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.
Receiver of Money.
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.
County of Devon.
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.
Propositions to the King.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Assembly of Divines.
Propositions to the King.
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.