House of Lords Journal Volume 4: 25 May 1641

Pages 256-257

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 Martis, videlicet, 25 die Maii.


Vanlore's Petition referred.

Ordered, That the Petition of Sir Peter Vanlors be referred to the Committee for Petitions.

Crokey discharged.

Ordered, That Benjamin Crokey, now a Prisoner in The Fleet, for no Cause shewn, be forthwith freed from his said Imprisonment, and have Liberty to follow his Cause depending before the Lords Committees for Petitions.

Moorecraft's Answer to be taken.

Upon Affidavit made by Dr. James, "That Ferdinando Moorecraft (one of the Delinquents brought up from the House of Commons in the Impeachment with Dr. Cosens and others) is at this Night very dangerously sick, and not able to come and put in his Answer this Day, according to the Order of this House;" therefore it was Ordered, That, if the Answer of the said Ferd. Moorecraft be not now ready, it shall be respited to some other Time; but, if it be now ready, then the Clerk of the Parliament is to go and receive it of him.

Court of York.

Ordered, That the Cause concerning the Court of Yorke shall be heard on Saturday Morning next.

Committee for Petitions.

Ordered, That the Committee for Petitions do meet this Afternoon, and read over Petitions, and report them to this House.

Restraining Bishops and others from meddling in Secular Affairs.

After this, the House was adjourned into a Committee during Pleasure, to debate the Bill concerning the Bishops, &c. And, after much Debate, the House was resumed; and it was Resolved, upon the Question,

Bishops, &c. not to be Justices of the Peace,

That no Archbishop, Bishop, nor other Persons in Holy Orders, shall be Justices of the Peace.

Resolved, upon the Question,

nor Privy Counsellors.

That no Archbishop, Bishop, nor other Persons in Holy Orders, shall be of the Privy Council to the King or His Successors.

Bembricke to make his Submission.

Ordered, That Phillip Bembricke be brought to this House To-morrow Morning, and make his humble Submission, according to a former Order of this House.

Ordered, That the Lord Mohun be added to all the Standing Committees.

Suppressing Turkish Pirates.

Ordered, That the Committee concerning the Bill for Turkish Pirates do meet on Saturday next, in the Afternoon.


Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Communi Banco, Locum tenens Domini Custodis Magni Sigilli, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Mercurii, videlicet, 26m diem instantis Maii, hora nona, Dominis sic decernentibus.