House of Lords Journal Volume 4: 15 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 Lunæ, videlicet, 15 die Februarii.


A Message was sent from the House of Commons, by Mr. Stroude, to this Effect:

Bill to prevent the too long Intermission of Parliaments.

That the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses of the House of Commons, have sent back to this House a Bill, intituled, "An Act for preventing the Inconveniencies which happen by the long Intermission of Parliaments;" which Bill, with the Additionals and Amendments sent from this House, hath passed very chearfully in the House of Commons.

Report of the last Conference.

After this, the Lord Privy Seal reported the Conference (fn. 1) with the House of Commons, on Saturday last, touching the disbanding of the new Army in Ireland, the disarming of the Papists in England, and the removing of the English Papists from the King's Court.

Here enter the Report.

A Message from the House of Commons, by Sir Francis Seymour:

Message from the H. C. to desire the Lords would depute a Committee to attend the King, with a Request that He would pass the Bill for Parliaments, when He did the Subsidy Bill.

To let their Lordships know that the House of Commons have appointed some Members of their House to attend His Majesty, to desire that His Majesty's Royal Assent may be given this Afternoon to the Bill of Subsidies; and that their Lordships would be pleased to depute some Lords, to move His Majesty that the Bill for Triennial Parliaments may pass the Royal Assent, together with the Bill of Subsidies, this Afternoon.

Committee appointed.

Which Message this House taking into Consideration, and conceiving the Bill of Subsidies may receive some Prejudice if it pass not the Royal Assent this Afternoon, did appoint these Lords following to present the Desires of the House to His Majesty herein: videlicet,

The E. Marshal,
The Lo. Chamberlain,
E. of Bedford,
E. of Hartford,
E. of Holland.

His Majesty's Answer.

Who immediately attended His Majesty for this Purpose, and returned this Answer; "That His Majesty will take Time this Afternoon to consider of it, in regard of the late Warning of it at this Time, and will return an Answer To-morrow Morning."

Committee for vacating the Judgement for Ship Money.

It being moved, That the Committee appointed for vacating the Judgement for Shipping-money is sine die, that the Time of Meeting be left wholly to their Lordships appointing.

Arundel and his Wife indicted for Recusancy.

To move his Indictment by Certiorari into the King's Bench.

Upon reading the Petition of William Arundell, Esquire, and the Lady Mary St. Johns, his Wife; shewing, "That, at the last Sessions in the County of Wilts, they were indicted for Recusancy; whereunto if they shall not Personally appear at the next Sessions they will be convicted, unless the same be removed by Certiorari; and forasmuch as their Place of Appearance is Eighty Miles from London, and the said William Arundle a Man of a weak and infirm Body, not able to perform so long a Journey without imminent Danger, and for divers other Causes expressed in his said Petition, prayed, That a Certiorari may be allowed, to remove the said Indictment out of the said County into the King's-Bench". Which this House did Order accordingly.

Ld. Pagett's Cause to be heard.

Ordered, That the Lord Pagett's Cause be heard before the Committee for Privileges, upon the 22d Day of February; and such Witnesses as shall be thought fit to be produced.

Dr. Pocklington's Innovations in his Churches to be demolished.

Ordered, That all Images and Superstitions set up and introduced by Dr. Pocklington, in all those Churches where he hath been Incumbent, shall be demolished and taken away; and that the Bishops of those Dioceses in which the Livings are, are to see the same be done effectually.

Cooke, &c. versus Dutton, &c.

Ordered, That a Commission be awarded, and directed to Sir Robert Cooke, Knight, George Bridgeman, Esquire, Wm. Guise, Esquire, and Silvanus Woode, Esquire, authorizing them, or any Three of them, to examine upon Oath such Witnesses as shall be required to be examined by them against Sir Ralph Dutton, Knight, and others, in the County of Glocester, mentioned in the Petition and Articles annexed thereunto, exhibited by Robert Cooke, William Hanman, and others, for and concerning Coat and Conduct Money, pressing of Soldiers, etc. and the said Commission, with the Examinations, to be returned into this House upon the 29th of March next ensuing.

Motion to address His Majesty, not to sign the Marriage Articles till the Treaty of Confederacy is signed.

Memorandum, It was moved, That the House would appoint some few Lords to desire His Majesty from this House, "That He would be pleased to sign no Conditions of Marriage before He did conclude the Treaty and Articles of Confederacy with the States of Holland; but that both may be done together."

Mr. Weekes, the Keeper of The Gatehouse, brought in his List of Names of those who have visited Sir George Radcliffe this Week; which was read publicly.

Order about the Profits of Bucknill Vicarage.

Ordered, That the Profits of the Vicarage of Bucknill, in the County of Salop, be sequestered in the Hands of the Lord Bishop of Hereford, until the Right be tried by Quare impedit; in the mean Time, the said Cure to be discharged out of the said Profits, and such sitting Proportion to be allowed for the same, as the said Lord Bishop of Hereford shall think fit.

Alexander versus Earl of Strafford.

Ordered, That the Petition of Jerom Alexander, against the Earl of Strafford, be referred to the Committee appointed for Sir Peirce Crosebie's Business.

Alexander versus Gates.

Ordered, That the Petition of Jerom Alexander, against John Yates, etc. be referred to the Committee for the Star-chamber.


Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Martis, videlicet, 16m diem instantis Februarii, hora nona, Dominis sic decernentibus.


  • 1. Origin. Conference Yesterday with.