Die Lunæ, 19 Julii, 1641.
MR. Rigby reports the Bill for making the Chapel
of Hoole, in the County of Lanc' a Parish Church,
with the Amendments and Additions: The which
Amendments and Additions were twice read; and then
opened by Mr. *; and the Bill, with the Additions, and
Amendments, ordered to be ingrossed.
Leave of Absence.
Sir John Bamfeild has Leave to go into the Country.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for settling the Remainder of Fourscore Years to come, in certain Manors and
Lands in the County of Somersett, upon Sir Francis
Popham Knight and his Assigns.
Trained Soldiers, &c.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act concerning trained Soldiers; and for the Providing of Gunpowder, and other
Munition, for Defence of the Realm.
Venetian Ambassador's Priest, &c.
Mr. Pymm brings from the Committee for the Ten
Propositions, a Paper; which was read, in hæc Verba:
"His Majesty hath commanded me to tell you, that,
upon a Complaint of the Venetian Ambassador, for the
Imprisoning of a Priest, being his Majesty's Subject, he
thinks fit that Two things be done:"
"First, That all Ambassadors should have it declared
to them, in his Majesty's Name, that they retain no
Priests, Native of any of his Majesty's Dominions."
"Secondly, That this Priest be presently sent out of
the Kingdom, and not return again, but at his Peril."
"This Favour his Majesty thinks fit to shew the Venetian Ambassador; seeing this particular Person, as his
Majesty is informed, hath been his Servant these Three
Years, and was brought over with him, when he came;
the Ambassador himself being ignorant of the Laws of
Ordered, That the Committee for the Ten Propositions
examine the Truth of the Business, concerning the Venetian Ambassador's Priest; and whether he hath endeavoured to seduce the King's Subjects from the true Religion; and that they send for Mr. Carpenter, to inform
themselves further concerning him; and represent to the
House the true State of the Business.
Leave of Absence.
Sir George Wentworth has Leave to go into the
That the Bill conerning Mr. Haywood ****
State of the Army.
Ordered, That the Committee for the King's Army sit
To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the
Inner Treasury-chamber, to consider of the State of the
Army, as now it stands : and what Regiments are fit to
Payment by Customers.
Ordered, That the Serjeant do signify from this House
unto the Customers, that they do forthwith pay in the
Fifty thousand Pounds, Residue of the One hundred
and Fifty thousand Pounds, according to a former Order:
And also, to signify to those Customers that were to pay
Fifteen thousand Pounds, that they do forthwith pay in
the Residue of the Fifteen thousand Pounds, according
to a former Order : And the Serjeant is ordered to give
an Account unto this House, To-morrow Morning, of
their several Answers touching the same.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Certainty of
Forests; and of the Metes, Meres, Limits, aad Bounds,
of Forests; and, upon Question, passed.
That Mr. Selden and Mr. Palmer shall prepare a
Draught of a Commission, to be sent into the Counties,
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for Jo. Edggar's of
Mountgomeries, Free-school, within the Parish of Alton,
in the County of Southampton: Upon Question, passed.
Charge against Inico Jones.
The ingrossed Charge against Inico Jones, upon the
Complaint of the Parishioners of St. Gregorie's, London,
was read the Third time; and, upon Question, ordered
to be transmitted to the Lords : Mr. Palmer is appointed
to go up with it.
Sir John Holland is appointed to go up to the Lords,
to desire a Conference with their Lordships, so soon as
may stand with their Lordships Conveniency, concerning
the Transmission of the Articles against the Bishop of
Ely; and the Charge against Inigo Jones, in the Behalf
of the Parishioners of St. Gregorie's by Paule's.
Bills sent to Ends.
He likewise carried up these Three Bills: 1. For the
Certainty of Forests. 2. For John Eggar's Free-school.
3. For Security of true Religon, and Safety and Honour
of His Majesty's Person, &c.-
Security of Religion.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for Security of true Religion, and Safety and Honour of his Majesty's Person,
the just Rights of the Subject; and the better Discovery
and Punishment of Popish Recusants: Upon Question,
That these Words "out of this House" shall be strucken
That these Words, "except it be for electing and
choosing the Speaker" shall be inserted into the latter
Clause of the Bill.
That, in the Stead of the Word "hereafter," "from
and after the First Day of September in the Year of our
Lord God One thousand Six hundred and Forty-one"
shall be inserted.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Lecch and
The Lords desire a Conference, by a Committee of
both Houses, concerning the Disarming of Recusants,
at Four of Clock in the Afternoon, if it may stand with
the Conveniency of this House.
Answer returned, by the same Messengers;
This House has taken into Consideration their Lordships Message; and is resolved to give a Meeting, as is
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Mr. Rigby, Mr. Whitlocke, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Mr.
White, Sir H. Mildmay, Mr. Perd, Mr. Whistler, are
appointed Managers of this Conference.
Wales Court of Murches.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for exempting the
Four Shires of Glouc' Salop, Worcester, and Hereford,
from the Jurisdiction of the Court of the President and
Council of the Principality of Wales: Upon Question,
Ordered, That Sir Robert Harley shall carry up the
Bill concerning the Exempting the Four Shires, To-morrow Morning.
That the Report concerning the Soap Business be made
on Tuesday Morning next.
Ordered, That the Petition of John Everitt, Churchwarden of the Parish of St. Botolph without Bishopgate,
London, be referred to the Grand Committee for Religion; to be considered of, when the House shall meet,
after the next Recess.
Court of Wards.
Ordered, That the Report concerning the Court of
Wards be made on Wednesday Morning next.
Ordered, That Mr. Perd do prepare the Votes of this
House, and the Decree, in Sir Wm. Faunt's Case, fit to
be transmitted to the Lords.
Ordered, That the Committee for Irish Affairs do sit
on Thursday next in the Afternoon, concerning the Business of Londonderry; and, if they have Time, to consider of Sir Fredericke Hamilton's Petitions.
Answer from Lords.
Sir John Holland returned this Answer from the Lords;
That he had delivered the Three Bills, sent up by him:
And, as touching the Transmission of the Charge against
Matthew Wrenn Bishop of Ely; and the Charge against
Inico Jones, touching St. Gregorie's Church; the Lords
will give a Meeting To-morrow at Three of Clock, in
the Painted Chamber.
Smart's Business, &c.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to consider
of the Message sent from the Lords, concerning Mr.
Smart's Business, to which Mr. Fisher's Petition, amongst
other things, is referred, do meet To-morrow in the
Afternoon, in the usual Place.
Leave of Absence.
Mr. Nicholas has Leave to go into the Country.
The Committee for the Bill for Sheriffs to sit this
Afternoon, in the Star-chamber.