House of Lords Journal Volume 4: 23 November 1641

Pages 450-451

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, 23 die Novembris.


Bill for securing Recusants.

The King's Counsel presented the Bill, which they were appointed to draw up Yesterday, touching the securing of Recusants.

Hodie 1a et 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for putting some Persons Popishly affected into safe Custody.

And it was committed to these Lords following: videlicet,

L. Privy Seal.
L. Great Chamberlain.
L. Chamberlain.
Comes South'ton.
Comes Warwicke.
Comes Hollande.
Vicecomes Say & Seale.
Epus. Durham.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Lincolne.

Justice Foster and
Justice Heath,
Epus. Glocester.
Epus. Exon.
Ds. North.
Ds. Grey de Warke.
Ds. Howard de Charlt.
Ds. Roberts.
Ds. Pierpointe.
Ds. Dunsemore.
Ds. Goringe.
Ds. Seymour.
Ds. Bruce.

Their Lordships, or any Seven, to meet presently: Which accordingly they did.

The aforesaid Lords Committees returned; and the Lord Privy Seal reported, "That the Committee hath perused the Bill; and they have only made some small Alterations of the Names;" which Alterations and Amendments, being Thrice read, were approved; and the Bill was Ordered to be ingrossed presently.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Serjeant Fynch and Mr. Serjeant Glanvile:

Message to the H. C. concerning Phillips.

To let them know, That their Lordships having received a Message from the Queen, desiring the Enlargement of Robert Phillips, in regard he is Her Confessor; their Lordships having no Cause depending before them against him but his Offence to this House, they think it fit to dismiss him of his present Imprisonment, having made his humble Submission to this House; but their Lordships, having promised the House of Commons not to do it without acquainting them therewith, desire to know what further Cause the House of Commons have for his Restraint.

Bill for laying down Privilege of Parliament, in some Cases.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for laying down the Privilege of Parliament, in some Cases, during this present Session.

Ordered, That this Bill be read again on Monday next.

E. of Bristol excused.

The Earl of Bristoll is excused for being absent this Day.

Ordered, That this House shall be adjourned till To-morrow Morning, at Nine of the Clock.

Bill for securing Recusants.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for putting some Persons Popishly affected into safe Custody.

And, being put to the Question, it was Resolved, To pass as a Law.

Sent to the H. C.

And it was presently sent down to the House of Commons, by Serjeant Fynch and Serjeant Glanvile.

The Messengers, that carried the Message to the House of Commons concerning Robert Phillips, return with this Answer:

Answer from the H. C. about Phillips.

That they have delivered their Message; and the House of Commons will send an Answer, by Messengers of their own, in convenient Time.

A Message was brought up from the House of Commons, by Sir John Hotham, Knight; who was commanded to deliver to this House Four Bills, which had passed their House.

The Bills were thus intituled: videlicet,

Bills from the H. C.

1. An Act for the confirming and making good of the Copyhold Estates of divers of the King's Majesty's Tenants and Subjects, of His Majesty's several Manors of Colne, Ightenhill, Acrington, Tottington, Penhulton, Worston, and Chathorne, and of the Village of Huncoate, and other Parcels of the Manor of Acrington, and of the Wapentake of Blackburne, Parcel of the Honour of Clitherow, in the County Palatine of Lanc. and also of the Manor of Slaidburne, in the County of Yorke, Parcel of the Dutchy of Lanc. according to the true Intent of several Decrees in the Court of Dutchy Chamber of the said County Palatine, made in the 15th, 16th, and 17th Years of the Reign of our late Sovereign Lord King James.

2. An Act made for the settling and establishing of the Remainder of a Term of Fourscore Years to come, in certain Manors and Lands in the County of Somersett, in Sir Francis Popham, Knight, and his Assigns.

3. An Act for the Forfeiture of the Lands and Hereditaments of John James; and for the further Punishment of the said John James.

4. An Act for laying down the Privilege of Parliament, in some Cases, during this present Session; which Bill the House of Commons desires may receive Expedition.


Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Mercurii, videlicet, 24m diem instantis Novembris, 1641, hora nona Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.