House of Commons Journal Volume 2
01 June 1641

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 2: 01 June 1641', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 2: 1640-1643 (1802), pp. 162-164. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=2035 Date accessed: 25 July 2014.


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Die Martis, primo Junii, 1641.

PRAYERS

St. Andrewe's Holborne.

12 vice lecta est Billa, AN Act for the Dividing of the Parish of St. Andrewe's, Holborne.

Persons to attend Committee.

Ordered, That if Dr. Fryer and Sir Charles Smith do not appear, To-morrow, before the Committee appointed to consider of Recusants convict, that then the Serjeant at Arms shall go for them, and apprehend them as Delinquents.

Plymouth Church.

Mr. Rowse reports the Bill for dividing the Parish of St. Andrew's in Plymouth; with the Amendments: The which Amendments and Additions were twice read; and, upon the Question, the Bill, with the Amendments, ordered to be ingrossed.

Exacting Fees.

Tho. Weekes was called in; and did affirm, that, when he came to Sir Hen. Crooke's Office, he could not have his Quietus est, until he had paid Ten Groats.

Person summoned

Ordered, That * Bomach, Sir Hen. Crooke's Clerk, be summoned to be here To-morrow Morning, to answer such Matters, as shall be demanded of him.

Oaths.

Mr. John Richaut, this Day, took the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy.

Committees.

Sir John Hotham reports the Committees to stand:

Committee- for numbering Papists, and disarming, &c.-The Twenty-four for the Remonstrance.-For Sir George Rattcliffe.-Inquiring after Papists.-State of the King's Army.-James his Fact upon Haywood.- For the Bishop of Bath and Wells; as to his Charge only.- For the Charge against the Judges.-For preparing the Votes of the Canons, and to find the chief Promoters.- For Mr. Hollis' Breach of Privilege of Parliament, &c.- Bishop of Ely; as to his Charge only.-For Wales and the Four Counties; as to the Jurisdiction: But to proceed upon no Petition.-The Business of raising Monies, by Musqueteers; to be reported.-For the Manor of Clitheroe; because fit to be reported.-For providing Money for the King's Army.-For the Bill of the Star-chamber.-For the Clerk of the Market; Tuesday only. -For abolishing Superstition; as to a Bill only.-Committee, Court of Wards; as to Maddox Case only.- Committee, Queen's Jointure.-For Customs and Customers.-For the Bill against Pluralities; fit to be reported.-Popish Hierarchy.-Tonage and Poundage.- For the free Passage of the Gospel.-Reforming Abuses in Ecclesiastical Courts.-For fining the Convocation.- Instructions to uphold the Subsidies.-For a Bill for the Protestation.-For Wool, Woolfells, as far as concerns transporting Fullers Earth.-One Committee only for Naturalizations.-For dangerous Words.-For Recusants.-For the High Commission.-For Letters Patents to Plymouth (because fit to be reported;) Saturday only. -For abolishing Bishops.-For my Lord of Canterbury. -Three Days, for Londonderry.-For Salt, Soap, and Leather.-For my Lord Mountnorris; Two Days.- For the Fen Business; Two Days.-The close Committee to be opened in reasonable time.-The Grand Committees, and their Sub-committees, to cease; in regard they have much more Work than can be perfected.

Upon Sir John Hotham's Report, made from the Committee for Lessening of Committees; it was

Resolved, upon the Question, die Martis, 1° Junii, That no other Committees shall stand, only these reported by the Reporter; unless they be appointed to stand by particular Order of this House.

Sir J. Thynne, &c.

Ordered, That the Business concerning Sir James Thynne, and his Brother, be taken into Consideration on Friday Morning next at Nine of Clock.

Leave of Absence.

Sir Charles Williams has Leave to go into the Country.

French Merchants, &c.

The humble Petition of the French Merchants, and of the Vintners, were read; and nothing done upon it.

Ecclesiastical Canons.

Ordered, That the Report upon the Vote of the new Canons be made on Saturday Morning next.

Lessening Committees.

Ordered, That the Committee for lessening Committees, sit this Afternoon at Two of Clock: And that the several Chairmen acquaint them, what Reports they have ready in their Hands; that the Committee may report to the House, what Reports they think fit to be made.

Scandalous Ministers.

Ordered, That the Committee for scandalous Ministers, where Mr. Corbett has the Chair, do stand, till the Bill concerning scandalous Ministers be reported; as to that Business only.

Forests.

Ordered, That the Committee for Forests do stand; as to the Preparing of a Bill, Directing of a Commission for the setting out of the Bounds of the Forests.

Soap and Leather.

Ordered, That the Committee for Salt, Soap, and Leather, do stand as to Soap and Leather only.

Universities.

Ordered, That the Committee for the Universities shall sit One Afternoon only.

Report to be made.

Ordered, That Mr. Greene shall presently make his Report.

Report deferred.

Ordered, That Sir John Evelyn shall make his Report.on Friday Morning at Nine of Clock.

Customs.

Mr. Greene reports from the Committee for the Customers, that the best and safest Way for preserving the Goods of Merchants and the Customs, and other Payments taken upon Merchandizes, is to pass a temporary Bill: And no other Way to preserve the Liberties of the Subject.

Tonage and Poundage.

Ordered, That the Committee of the whole House, for the Bill of Tonage and Poundage, sit this Afternoon at Two of Clock: And Mr. Speaker to be present.

Book of Rates.

Ordered, That the Committee for the Customers shall have Power to send for Merchants, and such others, as they shall think fit to receive Informations from, for preparing the Book of Rates: And they are likewise to have a care, that the Rates, upon the Home Commodities, may be as light as may be; and, upon foreign Commodities, as heavy as Trade will bear.

Farmers of Customs, &c.

Resolved, upon the Question,

1. That the Lease of the petty Farm, which Sir Henry Garroway, Sir Jo. Wostenholme, Sir Nicholas Salter, Abraham Jacob, Richard Croshaw, Wm. Garroway, John Mayle, John Williams, and John Hare, took of King James, in the Seventeenth Year of his Reign, was no Warrant for them to receive the Profits of that Farm in this King's Time; over and above that Three Pence in the Pound, paid by Merchants Strangers, and such Duties upon Wines, as are anciently due unto the King, by Law.

Resolved, &c.

2. That Sir Hen. Garroway, and the rest of the Patentees, who took that Grant of the petty Farm from King James; and, by colour of such Grant, did raise Money from the Subject in this King's Time, under Pretence of Custom, over and above that Three Pence in the Pound, paid by Merchants Strangers, and such Duties upon Wines, as are anciently due unto the King, by Law; are Delinquents in so doing.

Resolved, &c.

3. That the Estate of such Persons, living or dead, as have, by colour of such Grant made unto them by King James, received Monies from the Subject in this King's Time, under Pretence of Custom, over and above Three Pence in the Pound paid by Merchants Strangers; and such Duties upon Wines, as are anciently due unto the King, by Law; and likewise, of such as have been Undersharers with the Patentees; ought to be made liable to Restitution, for so much as appears, by their Accompts and Confession, to have been clearly gotten by them.

Resolved, &c.

4. That the Lease of the petty Farm, which Sir Henry Garroway, and the rest of the Patentees, took from this King, for One whole Year, to commence at our Lady-day 1631, was no Warrant for them to receive the Profits of that Farm during that Year; over and above the Three Pence in the Pound paid by Strangers; and such Duties upon Wines, as are anciently due unto the King, by Law.

Resolved, upon the Question,

5. That Sir Henry Garroway, and the rest of the Patentees, who, by colour of such Grant, did raise Monies from the Subject, under Pretence of Custom, over and above the Three Pence in the Pound paid by Strangers; and such Duties upon Wines, as are anciently due by Law; are Delinquents in so doing.

Resolved, &c.

6. That the Estates of such Persons, living or dead, who, by colour of that Grant, received Monies from the Subject, under Pretence of Custom, over and above the Three Pence in the Pound paid by Strangers; and such Duties upon Wines, as are anciently due unto the King, by Law; and likewise of such as have been Under-sharers with the Patentees; ought to be made liable to Restitution, for so much as appears, by their Accompt and Confessions, to have been clearly gotten by them.

Resolved, &c.

7. That Sir Paul Pinder and Sir John Jacob, to whose Use, in Trust, the Lease of the petty Farm was taken, for Seven Years, to commence at our Lady-day 1632; and who raised Monies from the Subject, over and above That Three Pence in the Pound paid by Merchant Strangers; and such Duties upon Wines, as are anciently due unto the King, by Law; under Pretence of Custom, by colour of such Grant; are Delinquents in so doing.

Resolved, &c.

8. That Sir John Wostenholme the elder, and Sir Abraham Dawes, who are since deceased, to whose Use, in Trust, the Lease of the petty Farm was taken, for Seven Years, to begin at our Lady-day 1632; and who raised Monies from the Subject, under Pretence of Custom, by colour of such Grant, over and above That Three Pence in the Pound paid by Strangers; and such Duties upon Wines, as are anciently due to the King, by Law; were Delinquents in so doing.

Resolved, &c.

9. That Sir John Wostenholme the younger, Sir John Harrison, and Sir Thomas Dawes, Patentees in the Grant of the petty Farm, for the Term of Seven Years, commencing at our Lady-day 1632; who have raised Monies from the Subject, under Pretence of Custom, by colour of that Grant, over and above That Three Pence in the Pound paid by Merchant Strangers; and such Duties upon Wines, as are anciently due to the King, by Law; are Delinquents in so doing.

Resolved, &c.

10. That the Estates of all such Persons, living or dead, as have, by colour of that Patent, received Monies from the Subject, under Pretence of Custom, over and above Three Pence in the Pound paid by Strangers; and those Duties upon Wines, which are anciently due, by Law; or have been Undersharers with the Patentees; ought to be made liable to Restitution, for so much as appears, by their Accompts and Confessions, to have been clearly gotten by them.

Resolved, &c.

11. That Sir Paul Pinder and Sir John Jacob, who have taken several Grants of the great Farm; and, by colour of such Grants, under Pretence of Custom, have raised Monies from the Subject, over and above That Three Pence in the Pound paid by Merchant Strangers; and such Duties upon Cloth, as are anciently due, unto the King, by Law; are Delinquents in so doing.

Resolved, &c.

12. That Sir Jo. Wostenholme the elder, Sir Abraham Dawes, and Mr. Abraham Jacob, who are since deceased; who took several Grants of the great Farm; and, by colour of such Grants, raised Monies from the Subject, under Pretence of Custom, over and above That Three-pence in the Pound paid by Strangers, and such Duties upon Cloth, as are anciently due unto the King, by Law; were Delinquents in so doing.

Resolved, &c.

13. That the Estates of all such Persons, living or dead, as have, by colour of any Patent, received Monies from the Subject, under Pretence of Custom, over and above That Three-pence in the Pound paid by Strangers, and such Duties upon Cloth, and other Goods, as are anciently due unto the King, by Law; or have been Sharers with the Patentees; ought to be made liable to Restitution, for so much as appears, by their Accompts and Confessions, to have been clearly gained by them.

Book of Rates.

Ordered, That all, that will come, shall have Voices at the Committee for the Customers, as touching the preparing the Book of Rates.

Tonage and Poundage.

Ordered, That the Grand Committee, for the Bill of Tonage and Poundage, shall have Power to agree upon a Time for the Continuance of that temporary Bill.

Subsidies.

Ordered, That To-morrow at Nine of Clock the House shall be resolved into a Committee, to proceed in the Bill of Subsidies.

Sir D. Diggs' Children.

Ordered, That the Petition of the Executors and Children of Sir Dudley Diggs shall be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for the Customers.

Vote against Harrison not to affect his Seat.

Ordered, That the passing of this Vote upon Sir Jo. Harrison, (in respect of his great Service to the Commonwealth) shall not any way prejudice him as to his Sitting here as a Member.

Leave of Absence.

Mr. Bridgman has Leave to go into the Country, and return in convenient time.

Post Meridiem

Byerley's Estate.

2da vice lecta est Billa, An Act to Settle Lands of the Manor of Belgrave, &c. in the County of Leicester, upon the Heirs of Wm. Byerley Esquire; upon Question, committed unto Sir Walter Earle, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Mr. Sutton, Mr. Cage, Mr. Partridge, Mr. Jones, Mr. Sneade, Mr. Ellis, Capt. Ashburnham, Mr. Grimston, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Coke, Mr. Whitlocke, Mr. Noble, Mr. Parker, Dr. Turner, Sir Christopher Yelverton, Serjeant Euers, Sir Edm. Mountfort, Sir Edw. Hales, Mr. Solicitor, Sir Sid. Mountague, Sir Tho. Smith, Sir Samuel Rolle, Mr. Mallory, Sir Rich. Buller, Sir Tho. Parker: And are to meet this Day Three Weeks, at Two post meridiem, in the Exchequer-chamber.

Pawlett's Petition.

The humble Petition of Thomas Pawlett was read; and he was called in; and did avow his Petition: And committed unto Mr. Treasurer, Mr. Selden, Sir Roger North Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Sutton, Mr. Wheeler, Sir H. Anderson, Sir Walt. Earle, Mr. Whitehead, Sir Guy Palmes, Mr. Whitlocke, Mr. Lisle, Sir Wm. Armyn, Sir John Culpepper, Mr. Knatchbull, Mr. Hunt, Mr. Whittaker, Mr. Greene, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Mr. Millington, Mr. Upton, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Mr. Cage, Sir Rich. Buller, Sir Sidney Mountague: And are to meet To-morrow post meridiem, in the Exchequer-chamber: And have Power to consider of the Fines in the King's-bench; and to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records, &c.

Committee.

The Order for the Committee sitting this Afternoon was read:

And the House was resolved into a Committee.