Die Sabbati, 7 Januarii, 1642.
Persons sent for.
ORDERED, That Mr. Christopher Jaye, Mr. Geo.
Morris, Mr. Robert Rosse, Mr. Francis Norris, Mr.
Tho. Norris, Mr. Jo. Kitchingman, Mr. Morgan Childe,
who either will not appear before the Committee for Subscriptions, or that have appeared and subscribed, and will
not perform according to their Subscriptions, be forthwith
sent for as Delinquents, for this their Contempt and
Neglect; But that the Committee shall have Power to
discharge them from their Attendance and Delinquency,
if they shall pay in their Monies, and the Messengers
Whereas Robert Davies, Pensioner of the Charterhouse, ever since the Ninth of April last, has been in Pay
and Service of this State, either as Lieutenant against
the Irish Rebels, or as a Captain Reformado in the Service of this Kingdom; and to that End got a Licence
under divers of the Hands of Noblemen, and others,
Visitors of the Charterhouse, and under the Hand of the
Master, for his Absence; yet, notwithstanding, the Master hath suspended the Petitioner: It is therefore Ordered,
That the Pension be continued to the Petitioner; and
the Suspension taken off; and he, the said Davies, continued in his Place, till the House take farther Order.
Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Rous, Mr. Pym,
* * * *.
Clearing E. of Manchester, &c.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Clearing of the
Earl of Manchester, Denzell Holles Esquire, Sir Arthur
Heselrig Baronet, John Hampden, John Pym, and Wm.
Strode Esquires, Members of the House of Commons,
from an Accusation of High Treason, &c. and, upon
vice lecta est Billa, An Act against the Enjoying of
Pluralities of Benefices by Spiritual Persons, and Nonresidency.
A Proviso was likewise tendered, That this Bill
might not extend to such Parishes where divers Presentations, Collations, or Portions of Tithes, unto which several Presentations or Collations are or have been used to
be made: The which was read twice: and then put to
the Question, for annexing it to the Bill; and, upon the
Question, assented unto; and ordered to be annexed accordingly: And then the Bill, with the Proviso annexed,
was passed, upon the Question.
Relief of Londonderry.
Whereas, upon the Petition of Robert Harrington,
Robert Goodwyn, and George Thimilby, Agents for the
distressed City of Londonderry in Ireland; it was ordered,
on the Twelfth of December last, That the Monies collected upon the Three Fast Days, in the Parish Churches
of London, Westminster, Borough of Southwarke, and the
Parishes adjacent, mentioned in the said Order (excepting
in the Parish of St. Margaret's, Westminster), should be
employed for the Relief and Supply of Victuals for the
said Town of Londonderry; and that notwithstanding the
said Order, by Virtue of another following Order, the
Monies collected upon the First of the said Three Fast
Days was employed and disposed of to the Relief of the
plundered Ministers of this Kingdom: It is therefore this
Day Ordered, That the Monies collected on the Three
next Fast Days, in the Parishes aforesaid, shall be employed and disposed of to the Relief of Londonderry:
And that Payment of the said Monies may be made to
the Petitioners, to buy Victuals for Relief of the said
Whereas Sir Tho. Jermyn was formerly complained of
for Words informed to be spoken by him, against Mr.
Gurdon, a Member of this House: To the which he sent
a Denial of these Words under his Hand: Whereupon,
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir Tho. Jermyn be
forthwith discharged from any farther Restraint.
Dep. Lieut. of Kent.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth
nominate and approve of Mr. Jo. Boyes the younger, of
Traphan in Kent, to be One of the Deputy Lieutenants
of the County of Kent.
Propositions to the King.
THAT Your Majesty having expressed, in Your Answer to the Nineteen Propositions of both Houses of
Parliament, a hearty Affection and Intention for the Rooting out of Popery out of this Kingdom: And that if both
the Houses of Parliament can yet find any more effectual
Course to disable Jesuits, Priests, and Popish Recusants,
from disturbing the State, or eluding the Laws, that
You would willingly give Your Consent unto it;
It is now humbly prayed, That, for the better Discovery, and speedier Conviction of Recusants, an Oath may
be established by Act of Parliament, to be administered
in such Manner as by both Houses shall be agreed on:
Wherein they shall abjure and renounce the Pope's Supremacy, the Doctrine of Transubstantiation, Purgatory,
Worshipping of the consecrated Host, Crucifixes, and
Images: And the Refusal of the said Oath shall be a sufficient Conviction in Law of Recusancy:
And that Your Majesty will be pleased to give Your
Royal Assent unto a Bill for the Education of the Children of Papists, by Protestants, in the Protestant Religion:
Which Bill is now in Preparation, according to Your
Majesty's gracious Direction and Encouragement:
That, in the more effectual Execution of the Laws
against Popish Recusants, Your Majesty would be pleased
to consent to a Bill for the true Levying of the Penalties
against them: And that the same Penalties may be levied
and disposed of in such Manner as both Houses of Parliament shall agree on: And likewise a Bill whereby the
Practices of Papists against the State may be prevented;
and the Laws against them duly executed.
That a Proposition shall be made unto his Majesty,
that an Ordinance for settling the Militia of the Kingdom,
by Land, may stand in Force for a Year, unless a Bill
shall pass in the mean Time: And that the Ordinance be
committed to the Committee for the Ninth and Tenth
Propositions; to see whether any thing is fit to be altered
or amended in it; with the Addition of Mr. Maynard,
Sir John Holland, Mr. Hampden, Sir Wm. Armyn, Mr.
Strode, Sir Philip Stapleton, Mr. Nathanael Fienes: And
are to meet upon * * *.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for
Ninth and Tenth Propositions, to peruse and consider of
the Propositions, with the Alterations and Votes upon
them; and to connect them fitly together; and to prepare them to be offered to the Lords, at a Conference:
And are to meet this Afternoon at Three of Clock.
Liberty of the Subject.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Confirming the
Liberty of the Subjects in their Person; and, upon the
Question, committed unto Mr. Waller, Mr. Whitlock,
Mr. Maynard, * Sandys, Sir Robert Pye, Mr. Cage,
Mr. Marten, Mr. Hill, and Mr. Smyth: And are to meet
upon it on Tuesday, post meridiem.
Persons sent for in Custody.
Ordered, That Mr. Catlyn be summoned and sent for
in safe Custody, at his own Charges; for not appearing
upon the frequent Summons of this House.
Earl of Warwick's Commission.
Ordered, That Mr. Stode and Mr. Pym do bring in a
Commission on Monday Morning, for the Earl of Warwick to command in Chief the Fleet at Sea.
Exchange of Prisoners.
Ordered, That the Petition of Sarah Briggs, concerning the Exchange of her Husband for Captain Brandlyn....
Hides from Ireland.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of William Cuff,
of Mynehead in the County of Somersett, concerning the
Transportation of Hides out of Ireland into England, be
referred to the Consideration of the Committee for the
Affairs of Ireland.
Examination of Prisoners.
Ordered, That the Examination of the Matters concerning the Prisoners that were stayed going to Oxon,
and now in the Serjeant's ...., be referred to the Committee for Examinations, where Mr. Whittacre has the
Chair: And they are to sit upon it this Afternoon.
Dep. Lieut. Lincoln.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Brownlow, a Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Lincoln, required to repair thither
among other of the Deputy Lieutenants of the said County,
be dispensed with, for his repairing thither for some Eight
or Ten Days, in regard of his own necessary Occasions.