House of Commons Journal Volume 2
26 January 1642

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 2: 26 January 1642', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 2: 1640-1643 (1802), pp. 396-398. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=3025 Date accessed: 23 August 2014.


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Die Mercurii, 26 Januarii, 1641.

PRAYERS.

Owfield's, &c. Cause.

ORDERED, That the Cause between Owfield and Bowater, depending in the Court of Wards, may be re-heard, notwithstanding any former Order of this House: And the House doth think fit to refer the said Cause to that Court.

Search for Arms.

Ordered, That Isaac Appleton, Wm. Wallgrave, and Wm. Rivett, Esquires, Justices of the Peace for the County of Suff', or any Two of them, shall forthwith, upon Receipt hereof, search the House of a Recusant, in Acton in the said County of Suff', lately known by the Name of Mrs. Daniell, for Arms; and such as they shall find, to seize and take away from thence, and put into safe Custody. And it is farther Ordered, That such of those Arms as are already brought to Sudburry, shall be stayed there, by the Mayor of that Place, until he shall receive farther Order from this House.

Sir Robert....is appointed to send down this Order.

Tonage and Poundage.

1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Granting of a Subsidy of Tonage and Poundage, and other Sums of Money, payable upon Merchandise exported and imported.

Ordered, That this Bill of Tonage and Poundage shall not be read the Second time, but between the Hours of Eleven and Four.

Examination concerning Ld. Digbie.

Sir Wm. Lewis reports, from the Committee appointed to examine Sir Jo. Penington, that he acknowledgeth the Lord Digbie came twice unto him: The first time, 16° Januarii, to Deale; and dined with him, aboard One of the King's Ships; and said, he was, by the King's Command, to go beyond Sea; and had his Majesty's Warrant for it: And was aboard one of the Whelps, and under Sail: But he received Letters aboard the Whelpe, and came to me back again; and said, he had received Directions to return back again: He gave him Thanks, and went to Sandwiche, and from thence to Canterbury; and was there stayed, by the Mayor of Canterbury: But the Mayor discharged him, upon his Protestation he would go to the Parliament or the Court; and so went towards London: But, when he had come a few Miles on his Way, he turned out of the London Road, and made use of a Countryman to direct him through the River, to return towards Deale; where he was much wet, by reason of the Depth of the Water; and so came all wet to a Smith's House to Deale, on Monday Night: And came aboard the King's Ship on Tuesday Morning, before Sir Jo. Penington was out of Bed; and said he had received the King's Command again, to be gone to Sea; and desired One of the Whelpes: And produced his Majesty's Warrant, signed with his own Hand, dated 13° Januarii, at Wyndsor, commanding him to transport the Lord Digby to any Parts in France, or Holland: So he went to Sea in One of the Whelpes; and, by the Steering of the Ship, went towards Floshen: He knoweth nothing of his Employment, nor heard him express any particular Occasion of his going, save that he said his Majesty employed him about special Occasions: He had only One Servant with him, one Mr. Bare: He conceiveth the Reason wherefore the Lord Digby took the River, and returned not through Canterbury, was, as he conceiveth, in regard the Mayor of Canterbury had set a strict Watch, to observe his coming back; and in regard that Sanders, that brought him the Letter to return, was apprehended at Canterbury, and his Examination taken: He had no Carriages at all; but the Lord Digby informed him, that his Servants were coming after him with his Trunks and Carriages.

Ordered, That Sir Jo. Penington shall be forthwith discharged from any farther Attendance.

Sir Jo. Penington was called in: And Mr. Speaker told him the House had received the Particulars of his Examination; and perceive his free and ingenuous Dealing therein; and conceive very well of him for him.

Restraint on Oneile.

Ordered, That the Lords shall be desired to take off the close Restraint from Mr. Daniel Oneile: And Sir Robert Coke is appointed to go to the Lords with this Message.

Persons from Ireland.

Ordered, That Mr. Carey, Mr. Morley, and Mr. Pleddall, be added to the Committee appointed to prepare the general Order for the Staying and Examining of Irish, that are come over into England:

Tonage and Poundage.

2da vice lecta est Billa, An Act for a Subsidy, granted to the King, of Tonage and Poundage, and other Sums of Money, payable upon Merchandize imported and exported.

The Question being put, for the Commitment; and the ingrossing;

They both passed with the Negative.

Bringing in Bills of Subsidy.

It was declared, and acknowledged, to be against the fundamental Orders of the House, for any Member of the House, without special Order of the House, to bring in any Bill of Subsidy.

Ordered, That Mr. Solicitor shall bring in a Bill of Tonage and Poundage, To-morrow Morning, according as formerly it has been granted this Parliament, with a Blank for the Time.

Ravenscroft.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Informations, to take the Information against Mr. Ravenscroft.

Army in Ireland.

Mr. Pym reports the State of the A ...

Resolved, That the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland shall have Entertainment, as General of the Army as well of the old Levies as of the new there, after the Rate of Ten Pounds per Diem; to begin from the first Day of his going hence towards Ireland.

Resolved, upon the Question, That the Lieutenant General of the Army in Ireland shall have Entertainment of Five Pounds per Diem; to begin from the Date of his Commission, granted unto him by the now Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.

Resolved, upon the Question, That the Marshal of the Army in Ireland shall have the Entertainment of Three Pounds Ten Shillings per Diem, besides the ordinary Entertainment of Ireland; to begin from the first Day of his going hence towards Ireland.

Resolved, upon the Question, That the Serjeant Major General of the Army in Ireland shall have the Entertainment of Twenty Shillings per Diem, besides the ordinary Entertainment of Ireland; to begin from the first Day of the Lord General's appearing in the Field.

Resolved, upon the Question, That the Quarter-master General of the Army in Ireland shall have Entertainment of Twenty Shillings per Diem.

Resolved, upon the Question, That the Carriage-master General of the Army in Ireland shall have the Entertainment of Six Shillings per Diem.

Resolved, upon the Question, That the Muster-master General of the Army in Ireland shall have the Entertainment of Sixteen Shillings per Diem, besides the ordinary Entertainment of Ireland; to begin from the First Day of his setting forth towards Ireland.

Resolved, That the Advocate General of the Army in Ireland shall have the Entertainment of Ten Shillings per Diem.

Resolved, upon the Question, That the Entertainment of Six Shillings Eightpence per Diem, apiece, shall be allowed to Two Ministers, for the Lord General of the Army in Ireland.

Resolved, upon the Question, That the Entertainment of Two Physicians, for the Army of Ireland, shall be Five Shillings apiece per Diem.

Resolved, upon the Question, That the Entertainment of Two Apothecaries, for the Army of Ireland, shall be Half a Crown apiece per Diem.

Resolved, upon the Question, That the Entertainment of Two Surgeons for the Army of Ireland, shall be Four Shillings apiece per Diem.

Resolved, That the Entertainment of Four Surgeons Mates, for the Army of Ireland, shall be Two Shillings apiece per Diem.

Resolved, That the Entertainment of the Secretary to the Council at War shall be Six Shillings Eightpence per Diem.

Resolved, That the Entertainment of Twelve Shillings per Diem shall be allowed to the Captain of the Lord General's Guard of Ireland.

Resolved, That the Entertainment of Four Shillings per Diem shall be allowed to the Lieutenant of the Lord General of Ireland's Guard.

Resolved, That the Entertainment of Thirty Shillings per Diem shall be allowed to Thirty Halberdiers, the Lord General's Guard, viz. Twelvepence per Diem to each.

Resolved, That the Entertainment of Five Shillings a piece per Diem shall be allowed to Two Deputy Commissaries for the Army of Ireland.

Resolved, That the Entertainment of Forty Shillings per Diem shall be allowed to the Lieutenant General of the Horse, for the Army in Ireland; to begin from the Day of his setting forth from hence towards Ireland.

Resolved, That the Entertainment of Four Shillings per Diem shall be allowed to the Quarter-master General of the Horse, for the Army in Ireland, besides the ordinary Entertainment of Ireland.

Resolved, That the Entertainment of Ten Shillings per Diem shall be allowed to the Commissary General for Provision for the Horse.

Resolved, That the Entertainment of Six Shillings Eightpence per Diem shall be allowed to the Provost Marshal of the Horse.

Resolved, That the Entertainment of Four Shillings per Diem shall be allowed to the Carriage-master of the Horse.

Scotch Propositions.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leech and Doctor Bennett;

The Lords have sent you their Resolution to the Scotts Propositions, for the Sending of Men out of Scotland, for the Service of Ireland; and desire you would give it what Expedition you may.

The Resolutions of the Lords in Parliament, to the Seven Propositions of the Scotts Commissioners, concerning Sending of Men out of Scotland, for the Service of Ireland.

To the First Proposition; this House agrees with the House of Commons therein.

To the Second Proposition; this House agrees with the House of Commons therein.

To the Third Proposition; this House agrees; in regard of the Difficulty as will be now in raising Horses in Ulster; the Enemies having lately so much prevailed in that Province.-

That the English Commissioners do propound to the Scotts Commissioners, That they would either accept of a Sum of Money, and find themselves Horses; or else that the Horses might be raised for them here in this Kingdom.

To the Fourth Proposition; this House agrees with the House of Commons therein.

To the Fifth Proposition; this House agrees with the House of Commons, that this Alteration be made in this Article, (viz.) Whereas it is said, "whereof they shall, from time to time, give them an Account," that it be, "give an Account to the chief Governor of the Kingdom of Ireland, for the Time being."

Also this House agrees with the House of Commons, that these Three Propositions, in this Article, be referred to be new treated of; viz.

1. Concerning such Towns and Places as shall be recovered from the Rebels, by the Scotts Army, to be at the Disposing of the Scotts Commanders.

2. Concerning the General of the Scotts Army being commanded by the English Commander in Chief.

3. Concerning the Manner of their Marching, and the rest of that Article.

To the Sixth Article; this House agrees with the House of Commons therein.

To the Seventh Proposition; this House agrees with the House of Commons, that this Proposition be re-committed.

Jo. Browne, Cleric. Parl.

Army in Ireland.

Resolved, That the Expences for the Carriage, for the Army in Ireland, shall be allowed, as Occasion shall require, according to the Direction and Order of the Lord General; and that the Monies, disbursed for this Service, shall be issued upon Account, upon Oath:

That the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland shall be desired to deliver in, To-morrow Morning, a List of all the Officers Names employed in this Service for Ireland.

Persons not be employed in Ireland.

The Lord Lisle is to acquaint the Lord Lieutenant with this Order.

Resolved, That none of those that came to Westminster-hall, or to the Door of the House of Commons, on the 4th of this Instant January last past, armed in a Warlike manner; or were listed at Whitehall, Kingston, Windesore, or Hampton-court; shall have any Employment in this Service of Ireland, unless they shall first give good Satisfaction to this House.

Persons recommended.

Ordered, That, Mr. Whittacre shall, from this House, especially recommend to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, That Lieutenant who has made some Discovery in That Business of the Officers listed at Whitehall.

Scotch Propositions.

Resolved, upon the Question, That these Words, "to the King and Parliament," shall be inserted in the Lords Answer to the Fifth Proposition, after the Word "Account" and before these Words, "to the chief Governor, &c."

Resolved, upon the Question, That the Answer of the Lords, to the Third Proposition, shall be recommitted to the English Commissioners; to treat with the Scotts Commissioners, about the Propounding a certain Sum, for the Raising of Horses here, in case Horses cannot be raised in Ireland.

Message to Lords.

Resolved, &c. That this House shall insist upon the Three other Propositions formerly sent up; which the Lords have referred to be new treated of.

Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir Sam. Ofeild shall go to the Lords with a Message; To desire a Conference, by a Committee of both Houses, concerning the Affairs of Ireland, as soon as it stands with their Lordships Conveniency: And likewise to desire the Lords, that the close Restraint of Mr. Oneal may be taken off: And further to acquaint the Lords, that the Committee of this House is ready, with Interrogatories, to be present at the Examinations, concerning the Twelve Bishops: And therefore to desire their Lordships to be pleased, that the Committee, nominated by their House for that Purpose, may be appointed to take the same Examinations with Speed; and so from ... to time: And to desire their Lordships, that the Earl of Dover and the Bishop of London, may be sworn this Night by their Lordships; to be examined To-morrow, concerning this Business.

Mr. Fynes, Sir Phil. Stapleton, and Mr. Hampden, are Managers appointed for this Conference.

Hill's Petition.

Ordered, That the Petition of Randall Hill Esquire, this Day presented to the House, be recommended unto the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, by Sir Philip Stapleton.

Petition of both Houses.

Mr. Glyn, Mr. Hill, Sir Phil. Stapleton, Mr. Fynes, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. White, Mr. Maynard, Serj. Wilde, Mr. Whitlocke, Mr. Sam. Browne, Mr. Selden, Sir Symonds D'Ewes;

This Committee is to take into Consideration the Petition of both Houses, concerning the Members of each House, mentioned in that Petition; and to report their Opinion what is fit to be done thereupon: And are to meet To-morrow, at Eight.. Clock, in the Court of Wards.

Charge against Attorney General.

Ordered, That the Committee, appointed to prepare the Charge against the King's Attorney General, do bring in the same To-morrow Morning, peremptorily.

Artillery Train.

Ordered, That the Report, concerning the Train of Artillery, be made To-morrow Morning, at Ten a Clock.

Bailing a Prisoner.

Resolved, upon the Question, That Sanders, Servant to Mr. Oneale, now in the Serjeant's Custody, shall be forthwith bailed.

Examining Lunceford.

Ordered, That the Committee, appointed to examine Colonel Lunceford, &c. shall meet To-morrow Morning, at Eight of the Clock, in the Court of Wards.