Die Jovis, 30 Apr. 1640.
IT is ordered, upon the Information of Mr. Wharton,
a Member of this House, that all Proceedings in the
Court of Honour, there depending between him and one
Mr. Pudsey, shall be stayed, during the Privilege of this
Parliament; and that Jo. Rainshawe, who served the said
Mr. Wharton with a Warrant to attend the Commission,
shall be sent for; and to be referred to the Committee for
Privileges, to examine the Contempt.
The Petition of Walter Oke, of London, read, being a
Collector for Ship-money, committed by Alderman Brom-
field, for not paying more Ship-money than he had
It was resolved to move this House, when the House
falls into the Debate touching Ship-money.
Wales Court of Marches.
vice lecta, An Act for the Exemption of the Four
Shires, viz. Worcester, Gloucester, &c. from the Juris
diction of the Lord President of Wales.
Colne, & Manors.
vice lecta, An Act concerning the Confirming and
Making good of the Copyhold Estates of his Majesty's
Tenants of the Manors of Colne, Ichtenhill, &c.
Clergymen not to be Justices.
vice lecta, An Act, that certain Clergymen shall not
be Justices of the Peace.
Committee for Trade.
Sir A. Ingram, Mr. Harrison, Sir Jo. Wolstenholme,
Sir Nich. Cripps, Sir Jo. Ramsden, Mr. Ch. Price, Mr.
Waindsford;-and all, that will come, may, and have
This Committee is appointed to receive all Petitions,
Informations, and other Matters concerning Trade; and
have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, and Records,
and are to meet this Afternoon, and so every Tuesday and
Thursday after, at Two of Clock in the Afternoon, in the
Spanish Wines, &c.
The Petition of the Merchants trading in Spanish
Wines was here read, and, upon the Reading, referred
to the Committee for Trade.
Ordered, That the Committee for Trade shall take into
bqeConsideration the whole Business, touching the Importa
tion of Spanish Woolls; and to present to the House what
they shall think convenient touching this Matter.
Ordered, The Committees, that concern the Bills to
prevent the Mischiefs happening by Occupancy, and that
of preventing Abuses happening by Recoveries suffered
by Infants, to meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock in
Lincolns Inn Hall.
Whereas Mr. Maynard and Mr. Jones have the Charge
of these two Bills; it is ordered, in regard Mr. Jones sits
in the Chair for Privileges, that Mr. Pelham should take
care of that Bill, which now He has.
The Committee for Apparel to sit at Two of Clock
To-morrow in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber;
and Mr. Ch. Price, and Mr. Waindsford added to the
Committee for Apparel: And Sir Roger North to take
Charge of this Bill.
Declared, Eight is a full Number for a Committee.
It was also Declared, That all Grand Committees have Power to
make Sub-committees, out of their own Number.
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Resolved, upon the Question, That the Legality of
Ship-money shall be farther debated on here.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the King's Counsel,
on Monday next, or sooner, if they can be ready, may
be heard in this House, touching the Legality of Ship-
Ordered, That such Gentlemen, as have any Records
of Parliament, or other Records, concerning Ship-money,
and those Records that remain in the Judges Hands, together with the Commissions for Excise, and Loans, shall
be brought hither by Monday next, or sooner, if Occasion
be; and the Clerk also is to have ready here all such
Records of this House, as may any way conduce to this
And the House is to go on with the rest of the Report,
Yesterday made, To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, Mr. Holborne, and Mr. St. Johns, to repair to
the Judges, and to require from them, on the Behalf of
this House, those Records concerning Ship-money, that
were delivered unto them, on Mr. Hampden's Part.