House of Lords Journal Volume 4: 19 February 1641

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Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 4, 1629-42. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.

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Die Veneris, videlicet, 19 die Februarii.


Arundel River.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for making a River Navigable, from Arundle, in Sussex, to the River of Thames.

Sheriff of Staffordshire to re-pay Ship-money in his Hands.

Upon the reading of a Petition of Jo. Bellott, Esquire, shewing, "That he being, in the Fifteenth Year of His Majesty's Reign, Sheriff of the County of Stafford, and, by virtue of His Majesty's Writ for Levying of Ship-money, did collect from several Inhabitants in the said County, the Sum of Two Hundred and Fifty Pounds, or thereabouts, which he hath in his Keeping; and for that the issuing of the said Writ is voted by this House to be illegal, therefore desired the Directions of this House therein." Whereupon the House did Order, That the said Two Hundred and Fifty Pounds be re-paid unto the several Owners.

Bloxham versus Sandeland.

It being moved, That there is a Trial directed, by this House, to the next Assizes in the County of Suffolk, between Nic. Bloxam and Andrew Sandeland; and forasmuch as the said Mr. Sandeland being now under Custody by Order of this House, and so unable to follow his Cause, and prepare for the said Trial; therefore it was Ordered, That the said Mr. Sandeland, giving good and sufficient Bail to appear here in Court, after the Trial is ended, to answer such Things as he stands charged with here, shall have Liberty and be free from the Custody of the Messenger of this House, for the better intending and prosecuting of his said Business.

Committee for the Star-chamber.

Ordered, That the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Institution and Power of the Star-chamber are to meet upon Friday next, in the Afternoon; and then Mr. Hales and Hackwell are to be heard, to give an Answer to what Mr. Attorney General argued, concerning the Institution of the said Court; and that the King's Counsel be then present.

Leave to Lady Wentworth to speak with the Earl of Strafford.

Ordered, That the Lady Wentworth have Leave from Time to Time, as often as Occasion serves, to speak with the Earl of Strafford, in The Tower.

Treaty with the States to be debated To-morrow.

The Earl Marshal signified to the House, That His Majesty desires their Lordships would take the Treaty with The States into Consideration, and give it what convenient Expedition may be.

Hereupon it was Ordered, That the Treaty be debated To-morrow Morning; and the House to sit by Eight of the Clock; and all Committees for that Time to be laid aside.

Mrs. Clarke's Order to have Witnesses against the Lord Morley.

Ordered, That Mrs. Clarke shall have Liberty to send for such Witnesses as are necessary to prove her Petition preferred against the Lord Morley.

Disbanding the new Irish Army, and disarming Papists in England, &c.

After this, the House was put into a Committee during Pleasure, to debate the Message sent from the House of Commons, touching the disbanding of the new Irish Army, and disarming of the Papists in England; and, after long Consideration thereof, the House was resumed; and it was Resolved, upon the Question, That this House do join with the House of Commons, humbly to move His Majesty, That the new Irish Army be disbanded, and, at the same Time, the old Army be reinforced to Four Thousand Foot, and One Thousand Horse, by taking Two Thousand Men out of the new Army, whereof One Thousand to be of those which were taken out of the old Army.

Resolved, upon the Question,

That this House do join with the House of Commons, humbly to desire His Majesty, that the Papists be disarmed, according to the Statute Laws of this Realm.

Memorandum, It was the Opinion of this House, that the Residue of the Arms of the disbanded Men are to be kept in a Magazine, to be ready upon any Service.

Debate about English Papists next Monday.

Ordered, That, upon Monday next, the Third Particular touching the removing of the English Papists from the Court is to be debated.

Downe to have a Commission for examining Witnesses, and settling Differences.

Ordered, That Edward Downe shall have a Commission, directed to Sir John Horner, Mr. Stocker, Jo. Yeomans, and Richard Ewens, to call before them Parties and Witnesses, and so compose and end the Differences, so that the Petitioner may receive such reasonable Satisfaction as in their Discretions shall seem meet and just; but, in Case the Parties will not be (fn. 1) drawn to that which is reasonable, then to certify this Honourable House, that thereby such further Course may be taken as shall be thought fit; and further, That the Petitioner Downes be freed from all Suits concerning this Business, until the Differences between him and the Parties mentioned in the Petition be ended.


Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Sabbati, videlicet, 20m diem instantis Februarii, hora nona, Dominis sic decernentibus.


  • 1. Bis in Orig.