DIE Sabbati, 26 die Augusti.
Ds. Grey de Warke was appointed to be Speaker
The Messengers sent Yesterday to the House of Commons return with this Answer:
That they have delivered their Message to the House
of Commons, concerning the Trial of Justice Berkley.
Countess of Devon, a Pass.
Ordered, That the Countess of Devon shall have
a Pass, to go to Oxford, with her Coach and Horses,
and Servants, and necessary Conveniencies.
Britton's Petition, to prevent Williams from building too near him.
The humble Petition of Daniell Britton was read;
shewing, "That one Paul Williams having purchased
a Piece of Ground of Sir Rob't Rich, upon which
he intends to build, which will be very prejudicial
to the House of the Petitioner, and is a Thing contrary to the Laws of this Kingdom, and will be to the
Destruction of a Bowling Green, which is a great Benefit to him:" Hereupon this House, considering it
is no old Foundation, Ordered, That the said Paul
Williams, nor any of his Assigns, shall erect any Buildings
upon the said Ground purchased of Sir Rob't Rich,
being Parcel of the Bowling Green.
E. of Arundel's Goods in Norfolk, not be taken away.
Upon reading the Petition of Wm. March, House
keeper of the Houses of the Earl of Arundle, in
Norff. shewing, "That by an Order of the House
of Commons, the Goods in the Houses are seized on
by the Sequestrator, and are to be brought up to
London, under a Pretence that they are the Goods of
Lord Mowbray; but that they are the Goods of the
Earl of Arundell's, it may appear by divers Testimonies: Therefore the Prayer of the Petition is, That
the said Goods may remain in the Hands of Sir Tho.
Woodhouse, One of the Sequestrators of that County,
until it be made appear that they are the Goods of
the Earl of Arundle."
Hereupon this House thought fit to communicate the
Petition, and the Proofs, to the House of Commons,
by Message; and to desire, the said Goods may not
be removed, until it appears by the Testimonies whose
Goods they are.
Message to the H. C. for a Conference about it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Rob't Rich and Mr. Page:
To desire a Conference, touching some Goods of the
Earl of Arundell's, seized on by the Committees for Sequestrations in Norff.
Message from thence, with Ordinances.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Rob't Pye, &c. which consisted of these
1. To desire Concurrence in an Ordinance touching
an Engineer, that is to recover Things lost in the Sea.
(Here enter it.)
Read, and Agreed to.
2. To desire Concurrence in an Ordinance for disposing of the Houses of such as are gone away, and
have not paid the Weekly Assessments in London. (Here
Read, and Agreed to; and Ordered to be printed.
3. To desire Concurrence in an Ordinance for securing of Bullion of Merchants Strangers imported;
with a Petition of the Merchants Strangers. (Here
Read, and Agreed to; and Ordered to be printed,
both the Petition and the Ordinance.
The Answer returned was:
That their Lordships do agree to all (fn. *) the Ordinances
now brought up, and have appointed those concerning
Houses and the Bullion to be printed and published.
Answer from the H. C. about the Conference concerning the E. of Arundel's Goods.
The Messengers sent to the House of Commons return with this Answer:
That they, being now in Agitation of Business of Importance, will send an Answer by Messengers of their
own, touching a Conference about the Goods of the
Earl of Arundle, sequestered in the County of Norff.
Ordinance for removing superstitious Pictures, Images, &c.
Next, the Ordinance for removing of superstitious
Pictures, Crucifixes, and Altars of Stone, &c. formerly
brought up from the House of Commons, was read,
and Agreed to, with the Alteration of (fn. *) the Month.
Message to the H. C. that the Lords agree to it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Rob't Rich and Mr. Page:
To let them know, that their Lordships do agree
with the House of Commons in this Ordinance, with
Ordinance for disposing of the Houses of Persons gone away, who have not paid the Weekly Assessments.
"Whereas divers Persons have been assessed, upon
the Ordinances of Parliament for the Twentieth Part,
and Weekly Assessment, Subsidies, and other Payments, many of which have refractorily and wilfully
suffered the Days for Payment of the Sums assessed
to be elapsed, and covertly conveyed away their Goods
from their Houses, and absented their Persons, to
avoid Payment of their Assessments, or else have suffered Imprisonment, and their Houses to stand empty,
whereby they might be freed from bearing Part of
those common Taxes and Charges, which the Necessities of these troubleous Times require: For Remedy whereof, and better Satisfaction of the Sums
assessed (fn. *) on such Persons, it is this Day Ordered,
by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament,
That such Persons as shall be appointed, by the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Money and other Necessaries for the Army, shall have
Power to let, set, or rent forth, to such Persons,
and for such Time, Fine, and Rent, as they shall think fit,
the Houses of any Person or Persons who are already
imprisoned for their Assessments, or absent themselves
for Non-payment of their Assessments; and the Monies raised by the Rents of the said Houses to convert and employ towards Satisfaction for the same
Assessments and Payments; and that such Persons as
shall take the same Houses shall discharge the Head
Rents due to be paid for such Houses, as also the
Duties to the Parish, during their Abode in the
same; and the Persons so taking and leasing the said
Houses shall be saved harmless and indemnified,
against the Persons imprisoned, or absenting themselves, as aforesaid, by the Power and Authority of
both Houses of Parliament."
Petition of the Merchants Strangers, to import Bullion without Molestation.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords and Commons now assembled in Parliament.
"The humble Petition of the Merchants
Strangers, and others concerned in the
Importation of Plate and Bullion into
"That the Petitioners Correspondents have forborne to lade their Plate and Bullion in English Ships,
as formerly they have done, by reason of the Visits,
Search, Arrests, and Molests, which have been lately
attempted and used, for the finding out or seizing of
the said Plate and Bullion, which hath been a great
Hindrance to the Petitioners, and a general Damage
to this Kingdom; for by the Importation thereof
many Ships were employed, the Navigation increased, the Owners encouraged to build and maintain
good Ships, great Profit by the Coinage, and, by
the low Exchange, Merchants had Plenty of Money,
to employ in the Manufactures of this Kingdom; and
generally the whole Kingdom hath been, and is, inriched by the said Treasure, that comes in and remains in the Kingdom: And the Petitioners are very
confident, that, if they could give their Correspondents Assurance, by an Ordinance of both Houses
of Parliament, that their Plate and Bullion may for
the future be imported in English Ships, without any
Molest or Interruption, with Declaration that they
should also have and enjoy the full Benefit of the
Articles of Peace made with Spaine, that then they
would employ English Ships again, and remit their
Plate and Bullion, and other Goods, to Dover, as
formerly they have done.
"And for the real effecting hereof, and the better
Encouragement of the Parties concerned, and for the
removing of all Doubts and Jealousies for the future;
"The Petitioners humbly pray this most Honourable Assembly to make an Ordinance according
to the Tenor of this Petition, or as in your
Wisdom shall be thought fit; and that this
Petition, together with the said Ordinance,
may be printed and published, by Order of
both Houses of Parliament; and they permitted to send them abroad, for the timely
prevailing and effecting of a Work of so
much Importance to this Kingdom.
"And the Petitioners shall pray, &c."
Ordinance for securing the Bullion of the Merchants Strangers imported.
"The Lords and Commons now in Parliament assembled, having received Information, by a Petition of
Merchants Strangers, and others concerned in the Importation of Plate and Bullion into this Kingdom, that
their Correspondents inhabiting in the Parts beyond
the Seas, have conceived many Fears and Jealousies,
which might discourage them in the usual importing of
Bullion into this Kingdom; for the better Security
and Encouragement of all Traders and Bringers in of
Bullion or Coin into this Kingdom, do Declare and
Ordain, That Bullion and Coin that shall be brought
into this Kingdom, by any English Shipping, shall
have free and safe Passage and Protection, as in any
former Times, both by Sea and Land, into the Ports
of Dover and London, and accordingly into and out
of His Majesty's Mint in The Tower of London, without any Interruption."
Ordinance concerning an Engine, for Recovery of Things out of the Sea, contrived by Delicques and Fancault.
"Whereas Dominique Petit, Peter Delicques, and
Claudius Fancault, by their Petition exhibited to the
Lords and others Committees for the Admiralty,
setting forth thereby, that they had an Invention to
draw and bring forth, out of the Seas and Rivers of
this Kingdom, upon the firm Land, all or Part of
such Ships, their Lading, and Cannons, which are
overwhelmed therein, and were ready to put their
Enterprize in Execution at their own proper Charges,
if they might enjoy the Moiety of all such Ships,
Lading, and Cannons, as they and their Associates
shall draw forth out of the said Seas and Rivers, exclusively to all others, for a competent Time, according to the Act of Parliament made 21° Jacobi concerning new Inventions; which Petition was referred,
by the said Committee of the Admiralty, to the
principal Officers and Commissioners of His Majesty's
Navy, to consider of the Contents of the said Petition, and to certify their Opinions concerning the
same to the said Committee; who, after due Consideration had of the said Petition, did certify under
their Hands, that they could not but encourage the
Inventors of so prositable a Design.
"Wherefore the Lords and Commons, being well
informed of the Abilities and good Affections of the
said Petitioners, and conceiving this Design very (fn. *) advantageous to the Commonwealth, if it may be
brought to Perfection, have Ordered and Ordained, That it shall and may be lawful for the said
Dominicke Petit, Peter Deliques, and Claudius Fancault, and their Associates, for the Space of Seven
Years, to be accounted from the 20th of August,
1643, and no longer, to make and put in Ure any
new Engine, or Invention, for the drawing up of
any such Ships, Lading, and Cannon; and to detain, and convert to their own Use, One Moiety of
all such Ships, Lading, and Cannon, free and discharged of all Fees, Duties, and Demands whatsoever, demandable by the Admiralties, or any other
Person or Court; and the other Moiety of all such
Ships, Lading, and Cannon, and the Proceed thereof, shall be preserved, and converted to the Use of
the Navy, or to such other Uses as the Two Houses
of Parliament shall direct.
"And it is further Ordained, That the said Dominicke Petit, Peter Delicques, and Claudius Fancault,
and their Associates, shall make true Entry of all such
Ships, and Part of such Ships, Lading, and Cannon, at
the next Port where they shall take up the same, with
the Officers of the Customs there, under Pain of Forfeiture of their Moiety hereby granted to them as afore
said; which said Officers for the Customs are required to take such Ships, Lading, and Cannons, into
their Possession for the present, and forthwith to
send up true Copies of such Entries, subscribed by
them and the said Petitioners, or One of them,
to the Committee of the Admiralty, or to such other
Committee as both Houses shall appoint to receive
the same; which said Committee shall forthwith give
Warrant to such Officers of the Customs, to deliver
One Moiety of such Ships, Lading, and Cannon, to
the said Petitioners, or their Assigns, to their own
Uses; and that the said Dominicke Petit, Peter Delicques, and Claudius Fancault, and their Associates,
shall, as often as they shall be thereunto required, give
in a true and just Accompt, upon Oath, of all such
Ships, Parts of Ships, Lading, and Cannon, as they shall
have so drawn forth as aforesaid, to the Committee for
the Admiralty, or to such other Committee as both
Houses of Parliament shall appoint to receive the
same; and shall make such Satisfaction to every Person that shall be grieved by any Thing they shall
happen to do in putting this Design in Execution, as
the said Committee of the Admiralty, or any other
Committee to be appointed by both Houses for that
Purpose, shall set down: And, for the better Encouragement of the said Petitioners to proceed in
this Design, it is further Ordered and Ordained,
That no Person (the said Dominicke Petit, Peter
Delicques, and Claudius Fancault, and their Associates,
excepted), during the Space of Seven Years, to be
accounted from the 20th of August, 1643, shall use,
or put in Use, the taking up or drawing forth of
the Sea or Rivers any such Ships, Lading, or Cannon, with any such new invented Engine, as they the
said Dominick Petit, Peter Delicques, and Claudius
Fancault, or their Associates, shall invent and put in
Ure, for the Purpose aforesaid, under Pain of forfeiting such Engines, and of all such Ships, Lading,
and Cannons, as shall be taken out and drawn forth
of the Sea or Rivers by the Help of any such Engine; One Moiety of such Forfeiture to be for the
Benefit of the said Petitioners, and the other Moiety
for the Benefit of the Navy, or otherwise for the
Commonwealth as the Two Houses shall dispose
"Provided, That this Design shall be put in Ure in
such Places, and in such Places only, as shall be appointed by the Committee of the Admiralty, from
Time to Time."
Ordinance for demolishing superstitious Images, &c.
"The Lords and Commons in Parliament, taking into their serious Considerations how well pleasing it
is to God, and conducible to the blessed Reformation in His Worship so much desired by both Houses
of Parliament, that all Monuments of Superstition
or Idolatry should be removed and demolished, do
Ordain, That in all and every the Churches and
and Chapels, as well Cathedral and Collegiate as
other Churches and Chapels, and other usual Places
of Public Prayer authorized by Law, within this
Realm of England and Dominion of Wales, all Altars and Tables of Stone shall, before the First Day
of November, in the Year of our Lord God 1643,
be utterly taken away and demolished; and also all
Communion Tables removed from the East End of
every such Church, Chapel, or Place of Public
Prayer, and Chancel of the same, and shall be placed
in some other fit and convenient Place or Places of
the Body of the said Church, Chapel, or other such
Place of Public Prayer, or of the Body of the Chancel of every such Church, Chapel, or [ (fn. *) other such]
Place of Public Prayer; and that all Rails whatsoever, which have been erected, near to, before, or
about, any Altar or Communion Table, in any of
the said Churches or Chapels, or other such Place
of Public Prayer as aforesaid, shall, before the said
Day, be likewise taken away; and the Chancel
Ground of every such Church, or Chapel, or other
Place of Public Prayer, which hath been within
Twenty Years last past raised for any Altar or Communion Table to stand upon, shall, before the said
Day, be laid down and leveled as the same was before the said Twenty Years last past; and that all
Tapers, Candlesticks, and Basons, shall, before the
said Day, be removed and taken away from the Communion Table, in every such Church, Chapel, or
other Place of Public Prayer, and neither the same,
nor any such like, shall be used about the same at any
Time after the said Day; and that all Crucifixes,
Crosses, and all Images and Pictures of any One or
more Persons of the Trinity, or of the Virgin Mary,
and all other Images and Pictures of Saints, or superstitious Inscriptions, in or upon all and every the
said Churches or Chapels, or other Places of Public
Prayer, Church-yards, or other Places to any the
said Churches and Chapels or other Place of Public
Prayer belonging, or in any other open Place, shall,
before the said First Day of November, be taken
away and defaced, and none of the like hereafter
permitted in any such Church, or Chapel, or other
Places as aforesaid.
"And be it further Ordained, That all and every
such Removal of the said Altars, Tables of Stone,
Communion Tables, Tapers, Candlesticks and Basons, Crucifixes and Crosses, Images and Pictures,
as aforesaid, taking away of the said Rails, leveling
of the said Grounds, shall be done and performed,
and the Walls, Windows, Grounds, and other Places,
which shall be broken, impaired, or altered, by any
the Means aforesaid, shall be made up and repaired,
in good and sufficient Manner, in all and every of
the said Parish Churches, or Chapels, or usual Places
of Public Prayer belonging to any Parish, by the
Churchwarden or Churchwardens of every such Parish
for the Time being respectively; and in any Cathedral
or Collegiate Church, or Chapel, by the Dean, or Subdean, or other chief Officer of every such Church or
Chapel for the Time being; and in the Universities,
by the several Heads and Governors of every College
or Hall respectively; and in the several Inns of Court,
by the Benchers and Readers of every of the same respectively; at the Cost and Charges of all and every
such Person or Persons, Bodies Politic or Corporate, or
Parishioners of every Parish respectively, to whom the
Charge of the Repair of any such Church, Chapel,
Chancel, or Place of Public Prayer, or other Part
of such Church, or Chapel, or Place of Public
Prayer, doth or shall belong; and, in case Default
be made in any of the Premises, by any of the Person or Persons thereunto appointed by this Ordidinance, from and after the said First Day of November which shall be in the Year of our Lord
God 1643, that then every such Person or Persons
so making Default shall, for every such Neglect or
Default, by the Space of Twenty Years, forfeit and
lose Forty Shillings, to the Use of the Poor of the
said Parish wherein such Default shall be made; or,
if it be out of any Parish, then to the Use of the
Poor of such Parish whose Church is or shall be nearest
to the Church, or Chapel, or other Place of Public
Prayer, where such Default shall be made; and, if
Default shall be made after the First Day of December which shall be in the said Year 1643, then
any One Justice of the Peace of the County, City,
or Town, where such Default shall be made, upon
Information thereof to him to be given, shall
cause or procure the Premises to be performed,
according to the Tenor of this Ordinance, at the
Cost and Charges of such Person or Persons, Bodies
Politic or Corporate, or Inhabitants in every Parish,
who are appointed by this Ordinance to bear the
"Provided, that this Ordinance, or any Thing therein contained, shall not extend to any Image, Picture,
or Coat of Arms, in Glass, Stone, or otherwise, in any
Church, Chapel, Church-yard, or Place of Public
Prayer, as aforesaid, set up or graven only for a
Monument of any King, Prince, or Nobleman, or
other dead Person, which hath not been commonly
reputed or taken for a Saint; but that all such Images, Pictures, and Coats of Arms, may stand and
continue, in like Manner and Form as if this Ordinance had never been made."
House adjourned till 10a cras.