House of Commons Journal Volume 2
21 April 1641

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 2: 21 April 1641', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 2: 1640-1643 (1802), pp. 124-125. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=2899 Date accessed: 24 July 2014.


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Die Mercurii, 21 Apr.1641.

PRAYERS.

Nottingham Petition.

THE humble Petition of his Majesty's Subjects of the Country of Nott. was this Day read; and referred to the Committee for the Ministers Remonstrance; with the same Restrictions as London Petition is referred: And it was avowed by one Ireton and Lockey.

Lancaster Petition.

The humble Petition of some Inhabitants of the Country of Lancaster, was likewise read; and referred to the same Committee; upon the same Terms.

Leave of Absence.

Sir Wm. Massam has Leave to be absent for a Week, or thereabouts.

Mr. Eversfield has Leave to be absent for Five or Six Days.

Eggar's Free-school.

1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Erection of a Free-school by John Eggar, near Alton, in the Country of Southampton.

Star-chamber Proceedings-

Mr. Rowse this Day reported Dr. Leighton's Case.

It was thereupon Ordered and Resolved, upon the Question, by the said House,

Lighton's Case.

1. That the Attaching, Imprisoning, and Detaining of Dr. Leighton in Prison, by Warrant from the High Commission, is illegal.

Resolved,

2. That the Breaking open of Dr. Leighton's House, the Taking away his Papers, by Edmund Wright, then Sheriff of London, and now Lord Mayor, is illegal.

Resolved,

3. That the said Edmund Wright, then Sheriff, and now Lord Mayor of London, ought to give Reparations to Dr. Leighton, for his Damages sustained by the Breaking open his House, and Taking away his Papers, and other Goods, as aforesaid.

Resolved,

4. That the Archbishop of Cant', then Bishop of London, ought to give Satisfaction to Dr. Leighton, for his Damages sustained by Fifteen Weeks Imprisonment in Newgate, upon the said Bishop's Warrant.

Resolved,

5. That the great Fine of Ten thousand Pounds, laid upon Dr. Leighton, by a Sentence in the Star-chamber, is illegal.

Resolved, upon....

6. That the Sentence of corporal Punishment, imposed upon Dr. Leighton, the Whipping, Branding, Slitting of the Nose, Cutting off his Ears, Setting in the Pillory, and the Execution thereof, and the Imprisonment thereupon, is illegal.

Resolved,

7. That Dr. Leighton ought to . . freed from his great Fine of Ten thousand Pounds; and from the Sentence of perpetual Imprisonment; and to have his Bonds delivered up, which he hath entered into for his true Imprisonment.

Resolved,

8. That Dr. Leighton ought to have good Reparation and Satisfaction, for his great Sufferings and Damages sustained by the illegal Sentence in the Star-chamber.

It is likewise Ordered, That the Committee for Dr. Leighton shall prepare the Transmission of that Cause to the Lords; and at the Presenting of that Transmission, the House will then consider, what Parties are fit, or ought, to make Reparations to Dr. Leighton, for his great Sufferings and Damages sustained by the illegal Sentence in the Star-chamber; and by Orders and Warrants from the High Commission, or elsewhere.

Bishop Secular Affairs.

Mr. Prideaux reports the Bill, intituled, An Act, that Bishops, and others in Holy Orders, shall not intermeddle with Secular Affairs: And the Amendments thereunto were twice read; but, by reason of the great Business of the House, by former Order appointed for this time, the farther Consideration of the said Bill, and Amendments, was adjourned to the next convenient Time.

Clergy Lay Employments.

An Act for disabling the Clergy to exercise any Temporal or Lay Office, or Commission in his Majesty's Courts of Justice, within the Rcalm of England and Dominion of Wales, was this Day brought from the Committee; and according to the Opinion of the Committee, for laying of it aside, upon the Question for Ingrossing it was rejected.

Leave of Absence.

Sir Bevill Greenvile has Leave to go into the Country, for some convenient time.

Attainder of Earl of Straford.

According to an Order Yesterday made, the House was resolved into a Committee, to consider of the Bill of Attainder of Tho. Earl of Straford.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Mr. Perd was called to the Chair.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Ordered, That the Doors shall be locked at the Committee, and the Key brought up; and that no Man shall go out, without Leave of the Committee.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Mr. Perd again called to the Chair.

Mr. Perd reports, from the Grand Committee, the Bill of Attainder of Tho. Earl of Straford, with the Additions and Amendments thereunto; the which Additions and Amendments were twice read; and the Bill, upon Question, ordered to be ingrossed.

Post Meridiem

House to meet.

Ordered, That the House meet this Afternoon, at Three of Clock.

Attainder of Earl of Straford.

3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Attainder of Tho. Earl of Straford of High Treason: And upon the Question for passing,

The House was divided.

Lord Digby, Mr. Lloyd, Tellers for the Yea:

Sir Gilbert Gerard, Sir Tho. Barrington, Tellers for the Noe:

With the Noe, - - 59

With the Yea, - - 204

Upon Report whereof, the Bill passed.

Mr. Pimme was appointed to carry up the Bill to the Lords: And was farther ordered, to express unto the Lords, that it is a Bill that highly concerns the Commonwealth, especially in the expediting of it.

Leave of Absence.

Sir Robert Hatton has Leave to be absent, for a convenient time.

Mr. Arth. Goodwyn has Leave to be absent for Seven or Eight days, or thereabouts.

Attainder of Earl of Straford.

Mr. Pimme acquaints the House, that, according to the Commands of this House, he had delivered the Bill of Attainder, &c; with special Recommendation for Expedition, in regard of the Importance; and that this House was ready to justify the Legality of the Bill, any Way their Lordships should desire, at a Conference, by a Committee of both Houses; the sooner, and the more publick the Way shall be, the better, and the more agreeable to the Desires of the House.

Conferences.

Ordered, That the Conference concerning the Treaty of the Two Kingdoms; the Conference concerning the Garison of Berwick; and the Bill of Subsidies; shall be reported To-morrow at Eight of Clock.

Petitions from London.

Two Petitions of divers Citizens of London were this Day read; and avowed by Jo. Ven, Jo. Bradley, and others.

Member to explain.

Moved, That the Lord Digby explain himself, for something he said here this Afternoon, at the Passing of the Bill of Attainder of Tho. Earl of Straford, To-morrow Morning.