DIE Mercurii, videlicet, 1 die Decembris.
Ld. Deincourt about Poll-money.
Whereas the Lord Deincourt hath lately paid One
Hundred and Fifty Pounds for Poll-money, according to
the Statute in that Case provided; and a Servant of his
Lordship hath since paid Forty Pounds more into the
Chamber of London; upon the said Payment of his Servant, which was a Mistake, it is thought fit, and so Ordered, That the said Forty Pounds shall, by virtue of
this Order, be re-paid unto the said Lord Deincourt, or to
his Assigns, upon Sight hereof; and this shall be a sufficient Discharge to such as shall pay back the same
Against mixing Wines.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Bill against
Sophistication of Wines shall meet To-morrow, at Twelve
of the Clock; and the Judges that are Assistants to this
Committee are to have Notice, that they may attend.
Bill for laying down Privilege of Parliament in some Cases.
Then this House took into Debate the Bill for laying down the Privileges of Parliament, in some Cases,
during this Session.
The House was put into a Committee during Pleasure;
and it was Agreed, That the Time should be made certain, as Eighteen Months, if this Session continues so
long; and that the Masters of the Chancery be included.
The House was resumed; and no further Proceedings was in this Bill at this Time.
Hooper to renew a Commission.
Whereas Anthony Hooper hath had a former Commission, by Order of this House, directed to certain (fn. *) Commissioners, for the hearing and determining of Accounts
between him and his Creditors, (fn. †) which Commission is
expired, and the Business for which it was granted not
yet finished; it is Ordered by this House, That the
said Anthony Hooper shall have Power to renew the said
Commission for Six Months longer, from the Date thereof, directed to the said Commissioners, and to Two
more, videlicet, Richard Bogan and Daniell Harvey, to
the same Purpose and Effect as the said Commission was
formerly granted by their Lordships.
Pluralities and Non-residency.
Ordered, That the Bill against Pluralities and Nonresidency be debated, by a Committee of the whole
House, on Monday next; and the Judges that attended
the Committees are to consider of those Things which
were spoken of at the Committee, as the Word ["Benefices without Cure of Souls and Commendams."]
Report concerning the Books seized that came from beyond Sea.
The Bishop of Exon reported to the House, "That
the Committee formerly appointed by this House have
perused those Books which were seized on coming
from beyond the Seas, and others printed in England,
and put into the Hands and Custody of the Register
of the High Commission Court; and the Committee
finds them to be of Three several Sorts:
"1. Such as are fit to be delivered to the Owners,
and to be sold by the Stationers, as good and vendible Books; as
"The Holy Table, Name and Thing.
"Mr. Walker's Treatise of the Sabbath.
"A French Commentary on the Revelations.
"Dr. Burges his Rejoinder for Ceremonies.
"Some Old Books of Controversies.
"A Second Sort of Books, which the Committee
think fit to be sold to choice Persons: as,
"Caussin's 4th Tome of Holy Court, in Folio, 370.
"Thomas de Kempis, of the Following of Christ, 100
in Decimo Sexto.
"The Life of Sir Tho. Moore.
"A Third Sort, of Superstitious Tablets and Books,
which are fit to be burnt:
"As Missalls, Primers, and Offices of Our Lady, &c."
Hereupon it is Ordered by this House, That the
First Sort of Books are approved of by this House,
and are to be delivered to the Owners, and to be sold
by the Stationers; and that the Second Sort be delivered over to safe Hands, to be sold to Noblemen,
Gentlemen, and Scholars, but not to Women; and
lastly, that the Third Sort be burned by the Sheriffs of
London, in Smithfield, forthwith.
Gherrard Poole about Wafer-cakes for the Mass.
After this, was read a Letter, dated the 26th of
November last, written from Sir Symon Archer, Knight,
directed to the Lord Viscount Say & Seale and the Lord
Dunsemore; shewing "That there was lately brought
before him (being a Justice of the Peace) one Gherard Poole, Servant to Sir Charles Smith, having
found about him in a Box divers Wafer-cakes,
such as are used in the Mass, desiring their Lordships
Directions what to do herein:" And this House, tak
ing the same into Consideration, Ordered, That Thanks
be returned to Sir Symon Archer, for his Information
hereof; and that the said Gherard Poole be proceeded in,
according to the Laws of this Kingdom.
Sir Henry Bedingfield's Answer to Mr. Shale's Information.
Next, Sir Henry Beddingfeild, being sent for by Order
of this House, was brought in; and the Information
of William Shales was read unto him; which being
done, Sir Henry Biddingfeild desired he might answer
particularly to the Charge; there being several Opinions
in the House herein, he was commanded to withdraw,
and the (fn. *) House took it into Consideration, and Resolved
he should be asked Generals before Particulars.
Sir Henry was called in again; and the Speaker, by
Directions of this House, asked him these Questions:
"1. Whether he knows one Mr. Shales?
"2. Whether he was with him in his Garden, at
the Time mentioned in the Information; and who else
was with him?
"3. What Discourse he had with the said Shales?
"4. How long he had known Shales?"
Sir Henry Beddingfeild's Answer was:
"1. That he knows William Shales; for he was formerly his Falconer.
"2. That Shales was with him in his Garden in April
last, and Poole was with them.
"3. That their Discourse was, where the best Place
for Hawking was in Irelande, and no other Discourse."
It was desired, That Sir Henry Beddingfeilde may be
asked, "whether that Poole be (fn. *) a Priest;" and it was
objected, that thereby he might accuse himself: But he,
being not upon Oath, was asked the Question; and he
answered, "That Poole was no Priest."
After this, Poole was examined upon Oath what he
knew concerning the Information of William Shales.
He answered, "That he was present at the Discourse between Sir Hen. Beddingfeild and the said
Shales; and he remembered they discoursed in the
Garden of Hawking, and what Kind of Country Ireland was for Hawking, and about taking of a House
at Killkenny; and that all Things, Shales said, were
quiet in Ireland; but denied he heard or knows any
Sir Henry Bedingfield dismissed.
The House, taking the whole Business into Consideration, and finding no sufficient Matter to proceed against
Sir Henry Beddingfield, Ordered, That he be released from his present Restraint, and dismissed from any
further Attendance on this House, for any Thing concerning this Business; and lastly, that his Study shall be
unsealed and opened, as it was before any Order of this
[ (fn. *) House was] served upon him.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Hatcher:
Message from the H. C. for a Conference about the Thirteen Bishops, and about Phillips the Priest.
To desire a Conference, by a Committee of both
Houses, at such Time as may stand with their Lordships
1. Touching the Answer concerning the Plea and
Demurrer of the Thirteen Bishops that are impeached.
2. Concerning an Answer touching Phillips the
The Answer hereunto was:
That the Lords will give a present Meeting, in the
Painted Chamber, as is desired.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the
Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the
Lord Keeper reported the Effect of this Conference:
"That the House of Commons have received the
Plea and Demurrer of Twelve of the Thirteen Bishops
that are impeached by the House of Commons for
making the Book of Canons and Constitutions, and
granting a Benevolence to the King, contrary to Law;
and that one of them pleads not Guilty; the other
Twelve neither confessed nor denied the Charge.
The House of Commons are ready to make it good
by Proof, and do desire a short Day to be prefixed for
"2. Concerning Phillips the Priest, the House of
Commons say, that they understand their Lordships
have received Satisfaction from him for the Contempt done to this House; that the general Business
of the Kingdom hindered the preparing of Articles
against him, but they shall be ready, in a convenient
Time, to give him a Charge.
Phillips the Priest to be discharged upon Bail.
"And, in regard they heard he is not well, they are
contented he be removed to Denmarke House; he putting in Caution not to go to Court, and to appear
when he shall be required."
To the first Proposition concerning Robert Phillips,
this House agreed with the House of Commons therein; and, when Sureties shall be offered, and approved
on by this House, for his Caution, the said Phillips shall
be released from his Imprisonment in The Tower.
Order concerning the Thirteen Bishops.
Upon a Report made this Day unto this House,
"That the House of Commons have received the Plea
and Demurrer of the Twelve Bishops to the Impeachment brought up from them against the said Bishops;
and that they conceive that the said Bishops have neither confessed nor denied the Matter in the said Impeachment, do therefore desire that a short Day may
be prefixed for them the said Commons to make good
their said Impeachment, by Proof, against the Bishops,
which they are ready to perform:" Whereupon it is
Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament, That the said
Lords Bishops impeached shall be heard, by their Counsel, on Friday next, at this Bar, what they can say why
this Motion should not be granted.
Riots, &c. to be prevented.
Ordered, That all the Judges do consult amongst
themselves what Course is fit to be taken, to prevent
Riots, Routs, and unlawful Assemblies; and, having considered of the Laws and Statutes in this Case, to present
their Opinions to this House To-morrow Morning.
E. of St. Albans's Arms to be sent him.
Ordered, That the Right Honourable the Earl of
Leycester, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, shall have Power,
by virtue of this Order, to give Warrant that Thirty
complete Arms for Horse and Man, of the Right Honourable the Earl of St. Albanes, remaining now in
this Kingdom, shall be forthwith transported over unto
the Port of Gallaway, or any other Port in Ireland,
for the said Earl, to be made Use of by his Lordship
in the said Kingdom of Ireland, as he shall think fit for
His Majesty's Service.
Bill for laying down Privilege of Parliament in some Cases.
Ordered, That the Bill against Protections shall be
Ld. Loftus's Cause.
Ordered, That the Lord Viscount Loftus's Cause
shall be heard on Saturday next.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens
Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Jovis,
videlicet, 2m diem instantis Decembris, hora 12a, Dominis sic decernentibus.