House of Commons Journal Volume 3: 11 November 1643

Pages 307-309

Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 3, 1643-1644. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Die Sabbati, 11 Novembris, 1643.


Leave of Absence.

ORDERED, That Mr. Herman of Norwich shall have the Leave of the House to go down into the Country; and that, notwithstanding his Absence, he shall suffer no Prejudice thereby.

King's Revenue.

Ordered, That Mr. Walt. Young, Mr. Ashherst, and Mr. Hoyle, be admitted to the Committee for the King's Revenue.

Privilege to Senior.

Upon the humble Petition of John Senior, of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis, who is in actual Service of the Parliament, and is Prisoner, upon Actions of Debt, in the Compter in Woodstreet; . . . shall have the Privilege of Parliament; and be, according to the Privilege of Parliament, set at Liberty.

Trade with Enemies Towns.

Resolved, &c. That the Matter of this Order, presented from the Committee of the Navy, concerning a Trade with the Towns under the Enemies Power, shall be referred to this Committee; to consider of the Conveniences and Inconveniences of it; and to make Report of it between Ten and Twelve;

Mr. Pury, Mr. Long, Mr. Bond, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Ashe, Mr. Rolle, Sir F. Popham, Alderman Penington, Sir Tho. Soame, Mr. Vassall, Mr. Cage, Mr. Rous, Mr. Green, Sir Rob. Pye; and all that will come to have Voices: And are to meet on Monday next, at Two post Meridiem, in the Star Chamber: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records, &c.

Cornewall, &c. Assessments.

Ordered, That the particular Gentlemen, that serve for any Part of the Counties of Cornewall, Devon, Somersett, Gloucester, Wilts, Dorsett, do meet this Afternoon, by themselves, in the inner Star Chamber, to consider of the bringing in the Proportions set upon the particular Counties.

Great Seal.

Mr. Selden, Mr. Cage, Mr. Pury, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Rous, Mr. Jo. Goodwyn, Mr. Whittacre, Mr. Millington, Mr. Ellis, Mr. Recorder;

This Committee are presently to go forth, to consider Grounds for a Conference, concerning the putting the Seal into present Execution; the Manner of Delivery of the Seal to the Commissioners; and the Way for the Commissioners to be sworn: And, likewise, to consider what Oath is fit the Commissioners shall take; and to prepare the Form of an Oath for them to take: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records.

Sir H. Mildmay.

Sir Edw. Hungerford does undertake to give Notice to Sir Hen. Mildmay forthwith to attend the House.

Forces for Isle of Wight.

Ordered, That whatsoever Monies shall be disbursed by Sir Jo. Lee and Mr. Lisle, for sending of Forces into the Isle of Wight, shall be reimbursed unto them out of such Monies as are assigned to the Isle of Wight: And the Committee, appointed for the Issuing out of Monies in the Isle of Wight, are required to see those Monies paid accordingly.

Relief of Plymonth, &c.

An Ordinance for raising of One-tenth more than is already paid, for Impost and Custom of Goods exported and imported for Relief of the Town and Port of Plymouth, and Parts adjacent, was this Day read; and, by Vote, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Greenvile's Petition.

Ordered, That the Committee of this House, for Sir Rich. Greenvile's Petition, do meet this Afternoon, at Three of Clock; and make Report of this Business on Monday Morning.

Eliott's Petition.

Ordered, That the humble Petition of John Eliott Esquire, this Day read, be referred to the Commissioners of this House for the Great Seal, to consider of some Way and Means for his present Relief.

Proceedings concerning Earl of Holland.

Mr. Reynolds reports the Answer of the Earl of Holland to the particular Interrogatories administered unto him by a Committee of the Lords, in the Presence of a Committee of the Commons, and at the Prayer of the Commons, concerning his going to Oxon to the King's Quarters; and his Return; and the Causes and Inducements that moved him both to go and return; and his Demeanor and Carriage there.

The Question was first propounded, That the Lords shall be desired, that the Earl of Holland may be committed to the Tower:

And then the Question being put, Whether this Question shall be now put;

The House was divided.

The Noes went forth.

Mr. Holles, Sir Philip Stapilton, Tellers for the Noe: With the Noe, 59.
Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Strode, Tellers for the Yea: With the Yea, 58.

So that the Question passed in the Negative.

The Question was propounded, That the Lords shall be desired, that the Earl of Holland be committed:

And then the Question being put, whether this Question shall be now put;

The House was divided.

The Noes went forth.

Mr. Holles, Sir Philip Stapilton, Tellers for the Yea: With the Yea, 56.
Sir Peter Wentworth, Sir Arth. Heselrig, Tellers for the Noe: With the Noe, 59.

So that the Question passed with the Negative.

Resolved, &c. That it shall be referred to the Committee, appointed on Tuesday last to be present at the Examination of the Earl of Holland, to consider what is fit further to be done, upon the whole Matter, concerning the Earl of Holland: And are to meet on Monday Morning next, at Eight of Clock, in the Court of Wards: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records.

Smith, a Prisoner.

Upon the Desire of my Lord General; it is Ordered, That Mr. Smith alias Nevile, of Christen Temple, in the County of Essex, now Prisoner in the Lord Peter's House, shall not be exchanged, released, or discharged, without Notice first given to my Lord General; and his Pleasure further signified concerning him: And this Order is to be sent to the Keeper of Peter House.

Prince Rupert's Warrant.

Ordered, That Prince Rupert's Warrant to the Constable, Officers, and Inhabitants, of Cortenhall, in the Hundred of Wymersley, in the County of Northampton, be forthwith printed and published; and the Lines, containing the Threats and Menaces, printed in a bigger Letter than the other; and that, it being printed, it may be fixed up in all publick Places.

Lord General's Chaplain.

Ordered, That Mr. Hardwick, Chaplain to my Lord General, be especially recommended to the Committee for plundered Ministers, to provide for him upon the Sequestration of Much Hadham, in the County of Herts, if that Living shall be thought fit, and ordered to be sequestered.

Defence of Plymouth, &c.

In regard of the great Necessity of the Town and Port of Plymouth, and Island of St. Nicholas, and the Towns of Poole and Lyme, and Places near adjacent; be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That, where any Subsidy, Custom, or other Duty, on the First Day of November, in the Year of our Lord God 1643, is, or shall be, laid or imposed, by Authority or Ordinance of both Houses of Parliament, upon any Goods, Wares, or other Merchandize, of what Nature, Kind, or Quality soever, to be exported out of, or imported into, the Kingdom of England, or Dominion of Wales, that There One-tenth Part more of the Rate of the Custom, Subsidy, or Duties, now paid, or according to the Book of Rates now by such Authority or Ordinance established, be paid and answered, over and above the said Custom, Subsidy, or Duty, from and after the Fifteenth Day of November, of and from all and every such Goods, Wares, and other Merchandize, so to be exported or imported; that is to say, Where Ten Shillings now is paid, there hereafter shall be paid One Shilling more, and after that Rate for more or less; to continue till it be otherwise ordained by both Houses of Parliament; and to be received, collected, and taken by Nathan Wright, Francis Lenthall, and George Henly, of London, Merchants, their Deputy or Deputies; and by them to be paid over to such Treasurer as shall be appointed by both Houses of Parliament; and to be employed for and about the Defence of the said Town and Port of Plymouth, and Island, and the Town of Poole and Lyme, and Places near there, or adjacent, by Order of both Houses of Parliament, or such other Persons to whom they shall give Authority in that Behalf: And the said Subsidy and Imposition to be paid, under such Penalty and Seizures as are established by any Ordinance or Act now in Being, for other Customs and Subsidies already established; and the Collectors be secured, and saved harmless, by Authority of both Houses of Parliament, in what they shall do in Execution of the Premises: Provided always, that, as touching this Duty hereby imposed, there be no Deduction or Defalcation of Fifteen Pounds per Cent. And it is further Ordered, That the Customers, Comptrollers, and other Officers, whom That may concern, in the Port of London, and other the Out Ports, do take particular Notice of this Ordinance: Who are to pass no Entry, until the said Duty of One-tenth Part, over and above the present Customs, be duly satisfied and paid to the said Collectors, or their Deputies, and signified under their Hands in Writing. And be it further Ordained, by the Authority aforesaid, That there shall be allowed Four-pence out of every Twenty Shillings so paid, for such Collection.