Die Lunæ, 15 Feb. 1640.
vice lecta. THE Amendments to the Bill, intituled, An
Act for Preventing of Inconveniencies,
happening by the long Intermission of Parliaments;
Upon the Question, the Bill, with the Amendments,
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Naturalizing of
Peter Fountaine, Merchant; upon Question, committed
unto the Committee for Peter Heren's and Hoell's
Herbert's, &c. Decree in Chaucery.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Reversal of a
Decree made in the Court of Chancery, between Sir
Arnold Herbert, Knight, and others, Plaintiffs, and Lawrence Lowndes, and others, Defendants; and, upon
Question, committed unto Sir Robert Pye, Mr. Cage, Sir
Arthur Ingram, Sir Edward Deering, Sir Jo. Culpeper,
Sir Jo. Evelyn, Mr. Oldsworth, Mr. Glynne, Sir Tho.
Barrington, Sir Jo. Strangeways, Mr. Potts, Mr. Whistler, Mr. Evelyn, Mr. Whitehead, Sir John Holland, Mr.
Maynard, Lord Fairefax, Mr. Perd, Mr. Broxam, Sir
Wm. Allimson, Mr. Nicholas, Mr. Green, Mr. Wheeler,
Sir Edm. Vowell, Mr. Young, Mr. Hide, Mr. Reignolds,
Sir Fr. Barnham, Sir Beauchamp St. John, Sir Jo. Wray,
Sir Guy Palmes, Sir Ro. Hatton, Mr. Waller, Mr. Hebblethwaite, Mr. Herising, Mr. Whittakers, Mr. Jo. Moore,
Sir Wm. Penyman, Mr. Bond, Sir Edw. Hales, Sir Wm.
Massam, Mr. Grimstone, Mr. Noell, Mr. Purefry:
This Committee is to meet on Monday next, at Two
of Clock, in the Exchequer-court.
Ministers' Remonstrance, &c.
Ordered, That Sir Edw. Deering be added to the
Committee for the Ministers Remonstrance, &c. in the
room of Sir Peter Hayman, deceased.
Charge against Bowen.
Ordered, That the Petition, and whole Matter, concerning Mr. Bowen, of Woodchurch in Kent, be referred
to the Committee of the Bishop of Bath and Welles:
And that Committee is to draw up a Charge against him:
And Sir Jo. Culpeper is added to that Committee: And
those Words that Sir Jo. Culpeper this Day informed the
House, were spoken by him, presently after the Breach
of the last Parliament, are to be considered of in his
Upon a Motion this Day made from the Grand
Committee for Irish Affairs,
It is Ordered, That all the Rents and Profits of the
Lands of Lyffard, in the County of Dennegall, in the
Kingdom of Ireland, by Colour of an extrajudicial Decree made by the Earl of Straford, then Lord Deputy
of Ireland, were sequestered into the Hands of Sir Paul
Davies, Knight, and others, may be still detained in the
Hands of the said Sequestrators; and that the said Sequestrators meddle no more with the Profits and Rents
of the said Lands, till this House shall take farther Order
therein; and that Sir Paul Davies, with the other Sequestrators, do deliver up, unto the said Sir Jo. Vaughan, an
Account of what Rents they have received, and how they
have been issued, and what remains in their Hands.
Mr. Strode carried up to the Lords the Bill, intituled,
An Act for Preventing of Inconveniencies, happening
by the long Intermission of Parliaments.
Ordered, That the Report of the Cause concerning
the Election for Sarum, be made To-morrow Morning.
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Upon Mr. Maynard's Report from the Committee for
Privileges; it was Resolved, upon the Question, 1.
That the Election of Sir Henry Berkely, and Mr. Hunt,
for the Town of Ilchester in the County of Somerset, is
void; in regard that due Notice was not given to the
Electors: And that a Warrant issue forth under Mr.
Speaker's Hand, directed to the Clerk of the Crown in
Chancery, for Electing of Two Burgesses to serve for the
said Town of Ilchester in this present Parliament.
Resolved, upon the Question, 2. That the Election of
Mr. Dunch, and Mr. Anth. Barker, to serve as Burgesses
for the Town of Wallengford in the County of Berks, is
void; and that a Warrant issue under Mr. Speaker's
Hand, directed to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery,
for a new Writ, for a new Election of Burgesses for the
said Town of Berks.
Royal Assent requested.
Mr. Treasurer, Sir Tho. Roe, Sir Fr. Seymour, Mr.
Noell, Ld. Digby, Ld. Fairefax, Sir Edm. Varney, Sir
Chr. Wray, Mr. Hollis, Sir Ja. Thinne, Mr. Solicitor,
Sir H. Mildmay, Sir Jo. Culpeper, Ld. Falkland, Sir
Tho. Barrington, Sir Roger Palmer, Sir Geo. Dalston,
Sir Fred. Cornewallis;
This Committee is presently to attend upon his Majesty, to desire his Majesty, that he would be pleased, at
his own convenient Time, to give his Royal Assent for
the Passing of the Bill for the Relief of the King's
Army, and the Northern Counties.
Message to Lords.
Sir Fr. Seymour is to go up to the Lords, with this
Message; to intimate unto their Lordships, that this
House has taken Course to present their Desires to his
Majesty, that he would be pleased, at his own convenient Time, to give his Royal Assent unto the Bill, intituled, An Act for the Relief of the King's Army, and the
Northern Counties; and to desire their Lordships, that
some Course might be taken, for his Majesty's giving his
Royal Assent to the Bill for the Triennial Parliament, so
that it may pass with the Bill for the Relief of the King's
Member to sit.
Upon Mr. Maynard's farther Report, from the Committee for Privileges, it was
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Tho. Leedes,
returned one of the Burgesses for the Borough of
Steyning in Sussex, shall sit as a Member in the House,
till the Election be determined.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Cawley and
Mr. May are well returned, to serve as Burgesses for the
Town of Midhurst in Sussex; and ought to sit as
Members in the House.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Dr. Chaworth
shall not sit as a Burgess in the House, for the Town of
Midhurst, upon this Return.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Bailiff of the
Town of Midhurst be required to come hither, to mend
his Return, for Mr. Cawley.
Ordered, That Mr. Tho. Gawler, who, upon a Complaint made to this House, was brought up, as a Delinquent, by Order of this House, may be bailed, upon
giving good Security, that he will attend the Pleasure of
the House de die in diem.
Cockermouth Borough restored.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Borough of
Cockermouth, in the County of Cumberland, be restored to
their ancient Privilege of sending Burgesses to Parliament;
and that a Warrant issue, under Mr. Speaker's Hand, to
the Clerk of the Crown, for electing of Two Burgesses
to serve for that Town for this present Parliament.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir Christ. Yelverton, shall not sit as a Member in this House, for the
Town of Bossinny, upon this Return.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Election for the
Town of Bossinny, in the County of Cornewall, is totally
void; and that a Warrant issue, under Mr. Speaker's
Hand, directed to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery,
for a new Writ, for Electing of Burgesses to serve for the
said Town, this Parliament.
And this House does farther Declare, That they think
it fit, that, in this Case, there be Six Days Notice given
to the Electors, after such time as the Precept comes to
the Officer of the Town's Hand, before they proceed to
Petition against Gawler.
Ordered, That the Petition against Mr. Gawler be
referred to the Committee for the Bishop of Bath and
Welles, with a special Recommendation from this House,
to take it into a speedy Consideration, in regard the great
Charges, that the Witnesses, that come so far, lie at.
Days for Reports.
Ordered, That Wednesday and Thursday be appointed
for Reports, according to a former Order.
Answer concerning Royal Assent.
Mr. Treasurer reports from the Committee that was
appointed to attend his Majesty, concerning his Majesty's
giving his Assent to the Subsidy Bill, that they had delivered the Commands of this House; and his Majesty's
Answer is, that To-morrow Morning you shall know his
Privilege-Reflections on a Member.
Ordered, That Mr. Charles Gooe be forthwith sent for,
as a Delinquent, by the Serjeant at Arms attending on
this House, for speaking of very scandalous Words
against Sir Fr. Seymour, as a Member of this House;
the which Words have been here fully proved against
him, by Two several Witnesses.
Trial of Earl of Straford.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker put the House in mind,
To-morrow Morning, of the Motion now made, concerning the Expediting of the Trial of the Earl of