Die Sabbati, 14 Aug.
East Bourne Parish.
WHEREAS it is desired by the humble Petition
of the Impropriate Parson of East Bourne in the
County of Sussex, and by the Inhabitants, Owners, and
Farmers of the said Parish, that a profane Custom, there
anciently used in the time of Divine Service, may by Act
of Parliament be taken away; and, instead thereof,
Twenty Pounds per Annum may for ever be settled on
the Poor of the said Parish; the which Act cannot as yet
be considered of, in respect of the very many and great
Affairs of the Kingdom now in hand: It is therefore this
Day Ordered, by the House of Commons, upon the Petition of all Parties concerned therein, and the Consent,
as well of the Parson Impropriate, as the Inhabitants,
expressed therein, that a Bill be brought in with all convenient Speed: And that in the mean time, upon the
same consent, this House holds it fit, that the said profane Custom be immediately taken away; and that the
Twenty Pounds per Annum, according as 'tis agreed, be
paid by the impropriate Parson for the Time being, to the
Use of the Poor of the said Parish, as is humbly desired
by the said Petitioners, who are concerned therein.
Proceedings concerning Perkins.
Ordered, That Rich. Perkins shall have the like
Benefit of the Orders of this House, upon his Petition,
as Sir Fred. Hamilton in the Case of Sir Jo. Vaughan;
both their Complaints being of One Nature: And it is
farther Ordered, That a Stay be made of all Proceedings
upon the Bond of Six thousand Pounds, mentioned in
Mr. Perkins' Petition, till this House give farther Order.
Leave of Absence.
Sir Wm. Dalston has Leave to go into the Country.
Privilege-Person sent for.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Tho. Brothers, the
Curate of the Parish of St. Anne, near Aldersgate, shall
be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent, by the Serjeant at
Arms attending on this House, to answer Misdemeanors
and scandalous Words spoken by him against the Honour
of this House; expressed in a Petition, preferred by divers
of the Parishioners of the said Parish; and this Day read;
and avowed by them in every Particular.
Proceedings against Smyth.
Ordered, That Mr. Whitaker shall go to my Lord
Chief Justice of the King's-bench, and acquaint him with
these Words spoken by Smyth a Parson; and desire him
to do therein according as to Law appertains.
Comm/?/ to Scotland.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Two Members of
this House only shall be sent as Commissioners into
Scotland with the Earl of Bedford.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Hampden shall
be One of the Commissioners, that this House shall send
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir Philip Stapleton
shall be the other Commissioner, that shall be sent from
this House into Scotland.
Resolved, upon the Question, That a Stay shall be
made of the Cutting down of any Woods, or Timber, or
Committing of Waste, in any the Lands mentioned in a
Bill preferred to this House by Sir F. Popham Knight;
which were the late Lands of Sir Bartholomew Michell
Knight; in the County of Somersett.
Commrs to Scotland.
Lord Falkland, * Selden, * Hollis, * Colpeper, *
Lewis, * Rolle, * Sutton, * Erle, * Pierrepoint, Mr.
This Committee is to draw up such Heads as they shall
think fit, for Instructions to the Gentlemen appointed by
this House to be sent into Scotland, upon the general
Head of taking care to see the Treaty performed there:
And are to present them to the Consideration of this
House: And are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of
Clock, in the Inner Court of Wards.
Mr. Hollis reports the Conference with the Lords:
Raising Soldiers for French King, &c.
1. That the French Ambassador did make a Request
for Raising of Men, Horse, and Foot, for the French
King: Which Request was presented in Writing, in
French, and a Transcript thereof in Writing, in English:
Which was read.
That the Lord Privy Seal told us of a Business of
another Nature; that the Lords * * * *
Transporting Men from Ireland to Spain.
Mr. Martin is to go up to the Lords, to desire a free
Conference concerning the Spanish Ambassador's Desire
of Transporting of Men out of Ireland into Spaine, so
soon as it will stand with their Lordships Conveniency. -
Declaration against Earl of Bridgewater, &c.
The Commons Declaration, upon the Complaint of Sir
John Corbett Baronet, against John Earl of Bridgewater,
Wm. Laud Archbishop of Cant' &c. was read; and,
by Resolution, assented unto; and ordered to be delivered at a Conference by Sir Tho. Widdrington: And
Sir Alexander Denton is to go up with a Message to
desire this Conference. -
Sir Jo. Colpeper, * Erle, * Crue, * Hotham, * Barrington, * Selden, * Strode, * Holland, are appointed
Managers of this Conference.
Sir Tho. Widdrington reports the Case of Edmund
Linall, Rector of Helin in the County of Lincolne, .. was
deprived, by Sentence of the High Commission Court,
expressing no Crime nor Reason in particular.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Deprivation of
Edmund Linall, by Sentence of the High Commission,
is illegal and void.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Edmund Lynall, so
deprived as aforesaid, ought to be restored to his Living.
Mr. Martin brings Answer, that the Lords will give a
Meeting presently, as is desired.
Sir Jo. Colpeper, That they are of Opinion to deliver
no Opinion of the Merits of the Cause; but only to let
their Lordships know, that they have searched the Journals of this House; and can find nothing that should
give Occasion to the Spanish Ambassador to ground any
notorious Consent upon the Transporting of Men: And
to know how far their Lordships are engaged in any
Soap and Leather.
Ordered, That the Reports concerning Soap and
Leather be made on Tuesday Morning next.
Defence of the Kingdom.
This Committee is to prepare Heads for a Conference
to be desired with the Lords, concerning the Putting the
Kingdom in a Posture of Defence: And, at the Conference, a special Consideration of the Tower in the Absence of the Lieutenant, who is now with the King, is to
be recommended unto the Lords; and to desire that the
Constable may reside there; and to consider what proportionable Number of Men is fit to put in for the Defence of that Place; and that a Care be had, that the
Hamlet Men do give their Attendance there, as they are
bound; and that a Consideration be had of the State of
Dover Castle, of the Isles of Jersy, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, and of the other Forts of the Kingdom; and to
take into Consideration what Power will be fit to be
placed, and in what Persons, for Commanding of the
Trained Bands and Ammunition of the Kingdom; and a
Desire, that the Arms, that have been taken from the
Trained Bands, in the several Counties within these Three
Years, may be restored unto them again: And to take
Consideration of any thing else that may conduce to
the Defence of the Kingdom:
* Pym, * Barrington, * Rigby, * Erle, Colonel
Goring, Sir Jo. Merrick, Lord Falkland, * Strode, Sir
Jo. Colpeper, * Stapleton, * Aiscoug, * Holland, * Arth.
Goodwin, * Tho. Parker, Sir H. Hayward, Mr. Morley,
Sir Edw. Partridge, Mr. Stapley, Sir Wm. Armyn, Sir
Jo. Price, Sir H. Vane, Sir Christ. Wray, Sir T. Bowyer.
This Committee is likewise to take into Consideration
the present Wants and Defects of the Navy: And the
Arrears due to the Town of Portesmouth, are referred to
the Consideration of this Committee: And they are to
meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the ExchequerChamber: And have Power to send for Parties, &c.
Ordered, That so soon as it shall appear, that Monies
are come in sufficiently for the Disbanding of the Armies,
that, out of the next Monies, the Lord Mayor of London,
and the rest of the Commissioners, shall pay into the
Hands of Colonel Goring Three thousand Pounds, to be
employed to relieve the great Necessities and Defects of
the Garison of Portsmouth.
That the Committees for the Remonstrances shall meet
this Afternoon, at Two of Clock: And bring them in
with all convenient Speed.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Hotham is appointed to go up to the Lords with
To acquaint their Lordships, what Order this House
hath taken, that the Members of this House should
speedily repair hither, in respect of the great Occasions
for the Disbanding of the Armies, and securing the Peace
and Safety of the Kingdom; and to desire that their
Lordships would be pleased to continue such a Number
of their Members together, as is suitable to the Consideration and Dispatch of the great Affairs now in hand.
Mr. Hotham brings Answer, that the Lords will take
Care, that a convenient Number of their Members together, till the Armies be disbanded, and the necessary
Affairs of the Kingdom be settled.
Transporting Irish Soldiers for Spain.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Ro. Rich and Mr.
The Lords have appointed to give notice to this House,
that, in pursuance of the last Conference, concerning
Demands of the Spanish Ambassador for the Transporting of the Irish Soldiers, they had made * * * *
Persons sent for.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Rowland Wilson,
Jo. Slany, Martyn Broadgate, Richard Lant, Spanish
Merchants, Michael Gardiner, and Geo. Shaw, Vintners,
be sent for, as Delinquents, by the Serjeant at Arms
attending on this House: And the Serjeant is not to
take them into his Custody till Monday Morning.
Ordered, That Mr. Glyn do prepare the Transmission
against these Parties.
Privilege - Serving Process on Member.
Mr. Hood was called in: And, kneeling upon his Knees,
Mr. Speaker told him of his Offence, in serving a Member of this House contemptuously with a Process, notwithstanding he knew him to be a Member of this House.
He acknowledged his Offence and his great Sorrow for
it: And thereupon Mr. Speaker declared, that the House
remitted his Offence; and ordered that he should be
forthwith discharged from any further Restraint.
Commissions for the Peace, &c.
Mr. Bodvile, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Whistler, Mr. Salisbury,
Mr. Thelwall, Sir Jo. Price, Mr. Perd;
This Committee is to make Search in the Records,
where the Commission for Peace, and the Commission
for Poll-money, are entered; and to certify this House,
what Gentlemen for the County of Montgomerie are put
out of the Commission of Peace; and who put in, and
who left out of the Commission for Poll-money; and who
are put into either Commission, and by whose Means:
And have Power to send for Persons and Records.
Inlisting Soldiers for Spain and France.
Ordered, That the Debate, concerning the Spanish
Ambassador and French Ambassadors having Soldiers
for their Masters Service, be taken into Consideration
on Monday Morning next.