Die Sabbati, videlicet, 12 die Februarii.
Message from the H. C. with the Names of Persons to be intrusted with the Militia.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Pierpointe; who said, "He was commanded by
the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses of the House of
Commons, to present to their Lordships the Names
of such Persons as the House of Commons think fit to
nominate and recommend unto His Majesty, to be intrusted with the Militia of the Kingdom; wherein the
House of Commons desires their Lordships Concurrence.
The particular Names were read, as follows: videlicet,
"For the County of Berks; Henry Earl of Holland."
Approved of by this House.
"Bedfordshire; Oliver Earl of Bollingbrooke."
"Buck; William Lord Pagett."
"Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely; Dudly Lord North."
"Cheshire, and the County and City of Chester; James
Respited till Monday.
"Cornwayle; John Lord Robarts.
"Cumberland; Lord Gray of Warke.
"Derby; John Earl of Rutland.
"Devon; William Earl of Bedford.
"Dorsett; William Earl Sarum.
"The Isle of Purbeck, Comitatu Dorsett, and Constable of Corfe-castle; Sir John Banks, Lord Chief
Justice of the Common Pleas.
"County and Town of Poole; Earl Sarum."
"Durham; Sir Henry Vane the Elder."
"Essex; Robert Earl of Warwick."
"Gloucestershire, and the County and City of Glouc.
George Lord Chandois."
"County South'ton, and the Town and County of
South'ton, and the Isle of Wight."
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth
approve of Phillip Earl of Pembrooke.
Memorandum, The Earl of Portland dissented to
this Vote, in regard the Isle of Wight is a distinct
Jurisdiction and Liberty from the County of
South'ton; and the Command is his Freehold.
"Hartford; Wm. Earl Sarum."
"Herefordshire; Lord Dacres."
"Huntingdon; Edward Lord Kymbolton.
"Kent, and the County and City of Canterbury;
Robert Earl of Leicester."
"Lancashire; Phillip Lord Wharton.
Respited until Monday.
"Leicestershire; Henry Earl of Stamford.
"For the Parts of Kestaven and Holland, and for the
County and City of Lincolne; Theophilus Earl Lincolne."
"For the Parts of Lindsey, in the County of Holland;
Francis Lord Willoughby of Parham."
"Middlesex; Henry Earl Holland."
"City of London; Sir John Gaire, Sir Jacob Garrett,
Knights and Aldermen, Thomas Atkins, Alderman,
Sir John Wollaston, Knight and Alderman, John Warner and John Towse, Aldermen, Serjeant Major General Skippon, or any Three or more of them, Randulph Manwareing, William Gibbs, John Towke, James
Bunce, Francis Peck, Samuell Warner, James Russell,
Nathaniell Wright, Mr. Barkley, Alexander Normington, Stephen Estwick, Owen Row, Citizens of London,
or any Six or more of them, to have the Government
and Ordering of the Militia of the City of London.
"North'tonshire; Hen. Lord Spencer.
"Nottinghamshire; John Earl of Clare.
"Northumberland, Town and County of Newcastle,
and Port of Barwicke; Algernoone Earl of Northumberland.
"Norfolke, and the County and City of Norwich;
Robert Earl of Warwicke.
"Oxon; Wm. Lord Viscount Say & Seale.
"Rutland; David Earl of Exon.
"Salop; Edward Lord Littleton, Lord Keeper of
the Great Seal.
"Somersettshire; Lord Marquis of Hertford.
"Stafford, and the County and City of Litchfeild;
Robert Earl of Essex.
"Suffolke; James Earl of Suffolke.
"Surrey; Charles Earl of Nottingham.
"Sussex; Algernoone Earl of Nothumberland."
"Warwicke, and the County of the City of Coventry;
Robert Lord Brooke.
"Wilts; Phillip Earl of Pembrooke.
"Worcester, and of the County of the City of Warcester; Edward Lord Howard of Escrick.
"For the County and City of Bristoll; Denzill Hollis,
"For the County of Yorke, the County of the City
of Yorke, the Town and County of Kingston upon Hull;
Robert Earl of Essex.
"Monmouth; Phillip Lord Herbert.
"Anglesey; Algernoone Earl of Nothumb.
"Brecon; Phillip Lord Herbert.
"Cardigan; Earl of Carbery.
"Carmarthen, and the County of the Borough of
Carmarthen; Earl of Carbery.
"Carnarvon; Phillip Earl of Pembrooke.
"Denbigh; Basill Lord Feilding.
"Flints; Basill Lord Feilding.
"Glamorgan; Phillip Lord Herbert.
"Mountgom'y; Robert Earl of Essex.
"Merioneth; Phill. Earl of Pembrooke.
"Radnor; Edward Lord Littleton, Lord Keeper, etc.
"Pembrooke, the Town and County of Haverford West;
Algernoone Earl of Nothumberland.
Ordered, That this House agrees with the House
of Commons in the Nomination of the aforesaid Persons
to be Lords Lieutenants, and approves of the same, excepting the Names for the Counties of Cheshire and Lancashire, which are respited until Monday next.
The Earl of Cumberland and the Lord Wharton were
excused for their Absence this Day.
Care taken by the King of France that no Irish be transported thence to Ireland.
The Lord Admiral signified to this House, "That
the French Ambassador was with him, and desired his
Lordship to let the Parliament know, that he hath
received Letters from the French King, his Master, declaring that there is Care in France by that State, that
no Irish be suffered to transport themselves thence for
Message to the H. C. for a Conference on the Bill against Piuralities, &c.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir
Robert Rich and Mr. Page:
To desire a Conference, by a Committee of both
Houses, touching the Amendments in the Bill against
Letter from Carlisle, about the Scarcity of Provisions and the Number of Papists in that Neighbourhood.
The Lord Admiral produced an Abstract of a Letter
dated the 24th of January, from Carlile, written from
the Mayor, shewing, "That divers private Persons in
that Country lay up great Store of Provision of Beef,
Butter, Cheese, and Corn, which raiseth the Price of
Victuals in the Market; and that there is, in the said
Town, a great Charge of Arms and Ammunition, and
no (fn. *) Care taken for the securing the Town with the
Arms and Ammunition; and that it is generally observed, that the Papists in those Parts never kept
greater Families than they do at this present, which is
much to be feared.
The Messengers sent to the House of Commons return
with this Answer:
Answer from the H. C.
That the House of Commons will return an Answer,
by Messengers of their own, in convenient Time.
E. of Dorset Leave to be absent.
The Earl of Dorsett hath Leave, for a little while, to
be absent for his Health.
E. of Cleveland excused.
The Earl of Cleveland is excused till Monday.
Emery a Carrier for carrying Powder to Mr. Ley of Adlington.
Next, Emery, a Carrier, was brought to the Bar, and
asked what Gunpowder he carried down into Staffordshire, and of whom he had it. He answered, "That he
carried Three Barrels of Gunpowder, which he received of one Mr. Parnell, a Taylor, in London, and
he delivered it to one Mr. Ley, of Adlington, in Cheshire;
but he denied that he hath carried any Gunpowder
for Mr. Draycott, of Painsley." Hereupon, the House
having no further Evidence at this Time against him, it is
Ordered, That the said Emery be discharged for his
Attendance at this Time, until he hath further Order to
Ld. Banning's Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act to enable the
Executors of the Lord Viscount Banninge to sell Lands
in Norff. for the Payment of Legacies, etc.
Committed to these Lords following:
Mr. Justice Foster and
Mr. Justice Heath,
Their Lordships, or any Three, to meet on Thursday
next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon,
in the Painted Chamber.
Cole sent for, for Words.
Upon reading of a Letter written to the Lord Viscount
Say & Seale from one Sambach, concerning Words which
one Coale (lately come out of Ireland) should speak, which
are of a dangerous Consequence: Hereupon the House
Ordered, That the said Coale shall be sent for, to attend
Next, a Petition was delivered in by many Gentlemen
of the County of Warwickshire, which was read, in bæc
"To the Right Honourable the House of Peers
assembled in Parliament.
"The humble Petition of the Inhabitants of the
County of Warwicke, and City of Coventry,
here present, in the Behalf of themselves and
many others of the said County,
"That the Petitioners do, to their unspeakable Comfort, understand that Blessed Correspondency and
Concurrence which this Honourable House doth hold
with the worthy House of Commons, as by many other
Acts heretofore passed in this present Parliament, so
of late by passing the Bill to take away the Votes of
Bishops, and disabling them from Temporal Employments, and for setting the Kingdom in a Defensive
Posture, and for the speedy Relief of bleeding Ireland: For all which your Petitioners do in the First
Place humbly praise Almighty God, and next with
all Thankfulness acknowledge the Wisdom, Care, and
Piety of your Lordships; not doubting but that that
God, who hath moved your noble Hearts to concur
thus far in joining your Votes with that Honourable
House in these necessary Works, will still unite you
more and more; all which move your Petitioners, in
Token of their Thankfulness, to engage themselves,
their Estates, and Lives, to serve and honour His most
Sacred Majesty and your Lordships, thus united; and
further, with all humble Boldness, to pray that this
Honourable House would be pleased to go on, in reforming the Church thoroughly, freeing it as from all
superstitious Innovations introduced by the Prelates,
so also from whatsoever is offensive and not necessary,
and from all scandalous Ministers; that special Care
be taken for purging and reforming the Universities,
and that a conscionable Preaching Ministry may be
provided, and liberally maintained, throughout the
whole Kingdom; that the abominable Idol of the
Mass may be no more tolerated, Delinquents brought
to Trial and condign Punishment, Parliament Privileges vindicated, which your most Noble Ancestors
(to their eternal Honour) procured, and left as a Legacy to Posterity, evil Counsellors removed, Papists
disarmed, and Popish Lords disabled from Voting; all
Papists of Rank and Quality so Ordered, as the Kingdom may fear no Danger by them; that a Magazine
may be appointed in every County for its Defence,
and the Aid for Ireland dispatched (where not
so much the Lives of Protestants as the Life of our
Protestant Religion is in most desperate Peril), and
faithful Men employed in that Service; and all this
as speedily as the State of the Things themselves will
permit, lest the Wrath of God break out against this
Island also, and there be no Remedy.
"And your Petitioners shall daily pray, etc.
Thanks given to the Petitioners.
This being read, the Gentlemen that brought the
Petition were commanded to withdraw; and, upon Consideration, the House Resolved what Answer to give
herein; and they being called in, the Lord Keeper, by
the Directions of the House, gave them Thanks, in the
Name of the House, for their Respect to this House,
their Care of the Privileges of Parliament, of Religion,
and their Care of Ireland; and that (fn. *) they will take their
Petition into speedy Consideration.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Lunæ,
videlicet, 14m diem instantis Februarii, 1641, hora 9a
Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.