House of Lords Journal Volume 4: 24 November 1641

Pages 451-452

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 Mercurii, videlicet, 24 die Novembris.


Bill against Pirates.

Ordered, That the Committee for the Bill against Pirates do sit on Tuesday next, in the Afternoon, at Two a Clock.

Pluralities and Non residence.

Ordered, That the Committee for the Bill against Pluralities do meet on Wednesday next, in the Afternoon.

Doctor Scott, Dean of York's Petition.

Upon reading the Petition of Doctor Scott, Dean of Yorke, it is Ordered, That a Commission, under the Great Seal of England, shall be directed unto Two such Justices of the Peace for the County of Yorke as the Lord Keeper shall direct; who are, by virtue of this Order, to examine upon Oath such Witnesses as shall be produced by the said Doctor Scott and Christopher Scott, Plaintiffs in a Cause depending in this House; and likewise to examine such Witnesses as shall be produced by Ralph Cooke, Defendant in the said Cause; and that both Parties are to exhibit their Interrogatories unto the said Commissioners; and they are hereby required to give a Dispatch unto the Business, and to return their Commission and Depositions unto the Lords in Parliament, with all convenient Speed.

Colonel Hill to send the Soldiers at St. Katherine's abroad.

Upon Information this Day given unto the House, "That Colonel Hill, an Englishman, was ready to transport unto Foreign Parts those Irish and others at St. Katherine's, mentioned in an Order of this House dated the 17th of this Instant November, and to give such Security as their Lordships should direct, that they shall not be conveyed into Ireland, according to the said Order;" it is thought fit, and so Ordered, That the said Colonel Hill, and his Officers shall have full Power (by virtue of this Order) to take into Pay the said Irish and others at St. Catherine's, mentioned in the aforesaid Order, he giving good and sufficient Security unto the King, before Sir Robert Rich, Knight, One of the Masters of the Chancery, after the Rate of Five Hundred Pounds for One Hundred Men, and so proportionably, that the said Persons shall be forthwith sent, by him or his Officers, into Foreign Parts; and that they shall not be conveyed into Ireland, as hath been formerly expressed in the said Order of the 17th of this Instant November.

Act for punishing John James.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Forfeiture of the Lands and Hereditaments of John James; and for the further Punishment of the said John James.

Witness in L. Mountnorris's Cause.

Sir Faithfull Fortescue was sworn, and is to be examined in the Cause of the Lord Mountnorris.

Thanks given to L. How rd.

The Lord Keeper was commanded, in the Name of this House, to let the Lord Howard of Estcrick know, That this House doth acknowledge that his Lordship hath very carefully and faithfully discharged the Trust that this House reposed in him in his Employment in Scotland, as a Committee for this House; for which the House gives his Lordship Thanks; and their Lordships will be ready, upon all Occasions for his Good, to recommend him to the King.

Serjeant Fynch and Serjeant Glanvile reported, That they have delivered the Bill to the House of Commons, for securing the Persons of Recusants.

Committee for Gunpowder.

Ordered, That the Committee concerning Gunpowder shall meet on Tuesday next, in the Afternoon, at Two a Clock.

E. of River's Privilege.

Stevens arrested.

Upon Complaint made, "That Robert Stevens, a menial Servant of the Earl of Rivers, is arrested, at the Suit of one George Benion, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament, and detained a Prisoner in Ludgate;" it is Ordered, That the said Robert Stevens shall be forthwith freed and discharged from the said Imprisonment; and the Parties that arrested him to be sent for, to appear before this House, to answer the same.

Benyon for Scandal against the Peers.

Upon reading of a Paper this Day, containing some scandalous Words and Speeches, which one George Bynion should speak of this House and the Members, and against the Proceeding of this House, which Paper was only subscribed by Robert Stevens; therefore it is Ordered, (fn. 1) That the said Stevens do make Affidavit of those which were read this Day in the Paper, which are supposed to be spoken by George Bynion, and present the said Affidavit to this House on Friday next; and then this House will give such further Order therein as shall be agreeable to Justice.


Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Veneris, videlicet, 26m diem instantis Novembris, hora 12a, Dominis sic decernentibus.


  • 1. Bis in Originali.