House of Lords Journal Volume 4: 18 January 1641

Pages 134-135

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 Lunæ, videlicet, 18 die Januarii.


Lord Cottington to speak with the Earl of Strafford.

Lord Cottington signified to the House, That His Majesty had commanded him to speak with the Earl of Strafford, about Business.

Thanks given to the King about the Sectaries.

The Lord Privy Seal, Earl Marshal, and Lord Chamberlain gave the House Thanks from His Majesty, for the Course they had taken concerning the Sectaries.

They are admonished.

And Edmond Chillendon, Nic. Tyne, John Webb, Richard Sturges, Tho. Gunn, Jo. Ellis, being brought by Order of this House, were called severally in, all of them denying the material Things which they were charged with. Hereupon Sir Jo. Lenthall, Tho. Temple, Tho. Butler, and John Luntley were sworn; and upon their Oath, did justify that what was contained and subscribed by them, in the Paper delivered, (fn. 1) was true.

Thereupon the House did Order, That the said Sectaries should receive for this Time an Admonition from this House, that they shall hereafter repair to their several Parish Churches, to hear Divine Service, and to give Obedience thereunto, according to the Acts of Parliament of this Realm; to that Purpose the Order was read unto them, made by this House the 16th of January 1640; and to be told that, if hereafter they do not observe these Commands, they shall be severely punished, according to the Law.

Upon Wednesday next, the Lords are appointed to report the Conference.

Petition against sophisticated Stum, Wines

Upon the Reading of a Petition of the French Merchants, touching sophisticated Wines, called Stum Wines, which are conceived to be very prejudicial to the Health of Mens Bodies; it was Ordered, That Mr. Attorney General, Mr. Serjeant Whitfield, Mr. Serjeant Heath, Mr. Serjeant Glanvile, and the rest of the King's Learned Counsel, shall take the said Petition into Consideration, and prepare and advise of the drawing of a Bill fit to present to this House; and it was further Ordered, That the French Merchants shall attend the King's Learned Counsel, to give them the best Information and Knowledge as they can therein.

Dr. Farmery to be bailed, and to crossexamine the Witnesses against him.

Upon reading the Petition of Jo. Farmerie, Doctor of the Laws, wherein he sets forth that he is attached by the Serjeant at Arms, by Warrant from this House, from which Imprisonment he desires to be released; and likewise he is informed that divers Witnesses, both Aliens and Strangers, whom he knoweth not, are ready to be examined against him, he prayeth that he may have Liberty to interrogate them upon such Matters as may conduce to his Defence; whereupon it was Ordered, The said Dr. Farmerie shall have his Liberty, giving sufficient Bail for his Forth-coming and Appearance before the Lords Committees; and further, That the Witnesses in the said Cause shall deliver in their Depositions in Writing upon Oath, both in English and French; and then Dr. Farmerie shall have Liberty, within Two or Three Days after, to put in his Cross Interrogatories.

Witnesses in Harwood and Hooker's Cause.

Witnesses sworn in the Cause between Harwood and Hooker:

James Sheppard.
Eliz. Harwood.
Jo. Knuckles.
Edward Powell.
Alex. Harwood.
Tho. Lago.



Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Communi Banco, Locum tenens Domini Magni Sigilli, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Martis, videlicet, 19m diem instantis Januarii, hora nona, Dominis sic decernentibus.


  • 1. Were in Origin.