Die Luno, 8 Martii, 1640.
vice lecta est Billa, AN Act for Confirmation of Letters
Patents, granted by his Majesty to
Sir Jo. Reyner Baronet, of divers Lands in Kent, &c.
Whereas, by an Order of the House of the Twentieth
of January last, it was directed that a new Muster
should be taken of the Army, in such Manner as by the
said Order is directed; and that the Army should be paid
upon that Muster, from the Eighth of December last;
forasmuch as it stands with Justice, that all such Soldiers
as have died, or are departed from the Army, since the
last Muster, and have had Entertainment, either from
their Officers, or Billet, should be paid; it is therefore
this Day Ordered, That the Entertainment of such dead
or departed Soldiers shall be paid to the Officer, or
Inhabitants, respectively, for so long a Time as it can
be made appear, to such Persons as take this Muster,
they did continue in the Army.
It is further Ordered, That Commissaries shall be
named, by the Gentlemen of those Countries where the
Horse Troops lie, for the Mustering of them also.
And it is likewise Ordered, That, whereas Sixteen Commissaries were formerly appointed to be named by the
Gentlemen of Yorkshire, to be joined with the Commissaries of the Army; it is now Ordered, That those Sixteen
shall be made Thirty, in regard that many, for sundry
Occasions, may be absent; and that those Thirty, or any
Sixteen of them, shall be joined with the Commissaries for
the King's Army, to take Care and Order for the
Mustering of the Army.
Clergy's Lay Employments.
2da vice lecta est Billa, An Act to disable the Clergy
to exercise any Temporal or Lay Office or Commission;
upon Question, committed unto Mr. Whitehead, Mr.
Hollis, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Sir Tho. Hutchinson, Mr.
Glyn, Mr. Arth. Goodwyn, Sir Simonds D'Ewes, Sir
Robert Crane, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Fines, Mr. Darley, Sir
Arth. Haselrigg, Sir Edm. Mountfort, Sir Jo. Culpeper,
Mr. Valentine, Mr. Rouse, Sir Ro. Pye, Mr. Martin,
Mr. Kirton, Mr. Bridgman, Mr. Griffith, Sir Jo. Wray,
Sir Jo. Evelyn, Mr. Mannaton, Mr. Ofield, Mr. Purefry,
Mr. Cary, Sir Rich. Buller, Sir Guy Palmes, Sir Jo.
Holland, Mr. Drake, Sir Wm. Litton, Sir Edw. Deering,
Alderman Soames, Mr. Tomkins, Sir Tho. Middleton, Mr.
Perpoint, Mr. Hide, Mr. Upton, Sir Edw. Vowell, Mr.
Prideaux, Mr. Varney, Sir Sidney Montague, Mr. Green,
Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Pury, Ld. Falkland, Sir Anth. Irby,
Mr. Bodevile, Sir H. Rainsford, Mr. Catlyn, Sir Wm.
Allinson, Mr. Burgan: They are to meet on Wednesday
next in the Afternoon, in the Duchy-court.
Reformadoes, Pay, &c.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Reformadoes
of the Earl Craford's Troops shall be paid for Eleven
Days after the Eighth of December, at such Time as
this House shall think fit.
And it is further Ordered, That the Countries shall
be paid the Monies, that these Reformadoes owe for
their Billet, out of those Eleven Days Pay.
Trial of Earl of Straford.
Upon Mr. Whittlock's Report from the Committee for
the Earl of Straford, the Heads of the Conference appointed to be had this Day, concerning the Trial of the
said Earl, it was
Resolved, upon the Question,
1. To propose to the Lords, that they would be pleased
to take some Order, that there may be a convenient
Place appointed for the Trial of the Earl of Straford;
and to give such Directions as shall be fit, for preparing
Conveniency of Room for both Houses, and for such
Members of the House as are appointed to manage the
Evidence, and for Witnesses, and for the Prisoner; and
for Excluding of all such as ought not to be present at
2. That whereas, in the last Message to the Lords,
this House did intimate unto them, that they did intend
to manage the Evidence by Members of their own; they
are now commanded to explain the Reason; that their
Lordships may take Notice, that we do not expect any
Counsel shall be admitted the Earl of Straford, at the
Giving of Evidence at the Trial.
Ordered, That the Petition of . . Lynolde, late Rector
of Heling in the County of Lincoln, be referred to the
Committee for the Bishop of Ely.
Ordered, That the Business concerning Mr. Dennis'
Tobaccoes being detained by the Customers, or their
Assignees, in the Port of Poole, for Nonpayment of such
Monies as the Customers require, be referred to the
Committee for the Customers; to call all Parties, that
are concerned, before them; and to report the State of
the Business to the House, that the House may take
farther Order in it.
Ordered, That the particular Petition of the Widow
Palmer, of the County of Leicester, be referred to the
Consideration of the Committee for Deputy Lieutenants.
Counsel in the Lords.
Mr. Bagshaw has Leave to be of Counsel in a Cause
depending before the Lords.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Whittlock reports from the Conference with the
Lords; that their Lordships will send Answer, by Messengers of their own.
Treaty with Scotland.
Ordered, That Mr. Capell go up to the Lords, to
desire a free Conference, by a Committee of both Houses,
concerning the Matter of the last free Conference about
Ordered, That the Committee, formerly appointed to
prepare Heads for this Conference, do manage and
report this Conference.
Ordered, That a Warrant forthwith issue, under Mr.
Speaker's Hand, directed to the Clerk of the Crown in
Chancery, for a Writ, for Electing of a Burgess to serve
for the Town of Rumney, in the Place and Stead of Mr.
Webb, formerly returned to serve for that Place, and
since disabled to serve, in respect of an Order, made in
this House, against Monopolists or Projectors.
Ordered, That all the Lawyers of the House be added
to the Committee for Mr. Lownes' Bill.
Ordered, That the Committee for Naturalizations do
meet on Friday next at Two of Clock, in the Exchequerchamber.
The House being this Day acquainted with the Complaint of the Parishioners of Painswick, in Com. Glouc'
against their Minister, the which Business as yet depends
before a Committee of this House; therefore the House
will as yet order nothing in the Business; but leaves them
to address themselves to the Bishop of that Diocese.
Re-payment of Loans.
Ordered, That the Twenty thousand Pounds, that
shall be advanced to make up the Sixty thousand Pounds,
formerly promised by the City, shall be repaid out of the
Four Subsidies, to those that advance the same, next
after the One hundred thousand Pounds, advanced by
the City and Sir Jo. Harrison, upon these Four Subsidies; and that, next after these Monies shall be satisfied,
then those that first bring in their Monies, to be first
paid, out of the Residue of those Subsidies.
Committee to meet.
Ordered, That the Committee concerning Mr. Poole
and Mr. Rich do meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock,
in the Exchequer-court.
Clergymen not to be Justices.
Ordered, That the Committee concerning the Putting
of Clergymen out of the Commission for the Peace, do
meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Court of
Wards, for Drawing up of Heads for a Conference with
the Lords, touching that Matter.
Disbanding Irish Army, &c.
Ordered, That the whole Matter concerning the Conference, touching the Disbanding of the Irish Army, the
Disarming of Recusants, and the Removal of English
Recusants from the Court, be peremptorily taken into
Debate To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That Mr. Jo. Vaughan and Mr. Walther
Lloyd shall be added to the Committee for Sir Lewis
Dive, as touching the Business that concerns the Election of a Knight and Burgess for the County and Town
of Carnarvon: And the Petitions of Jo. Griffith and
Wm. Thomas are referred to that Committee, to be considered of together with the former Petitions concerning
the said Election.