House of Commons Journal Volume 2
11 February 1642

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 2: 11 February 1642', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 2: 1640-1643 (1802), pp. 425-427. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=4611 Date accessed: 22 October 2014.


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Veneris, 11 Feb. 1641.

PRAYERS.

Privilege in a Suit.

ORDERED, That the Suit depending in the King's Bench, between James Sparkes Plaintiff, and Ralph Tagg, Defendant, who is Tenant to James Northfolk a menial Servant to Mr. Speaker, be forthwith stayed, according to the Privilege of Parliament: And the Attorney that is entertained in this Cause, is to be served with this Order.

Ship dischargd.

That the Ship of Hamborough that was stayed at the: Isle of Wight, by an Order from the Committee at Merchant Taylors Hall, upon a Supposition that, she was laded with Arms and Ammunition, and bound for Ireland; it now appearing that she is bound for Genoa; be forthwith discharged; the Merchant giving good Security, that she go not into Ireland.

Arundell Return amended.

The Sheriff of Sussex came in to the Bar, according to an Order of this House, of 15° Jan. and amended the Indenture of Return for the Town of Arundel in Sussex.

Crofts'Horses.

Ordered, That the Six Horses belonging to Mr. Crofts, formerly stayed by Order of this House, be forthwith discharged, and delivered to Mr. Crofts, or such as he shall assign.

Propositions for reducing Ireland.

The humble Petition of divers of his Majesty's

Loyal Subjects,Sheweth,

THAT, whereas the sad and bleeding Condition of Ireland, importunes the speedy Relief there of, by powerful Supplies, the Rebellion being so far spread over almost the whole Face of the Kingdom, and the Authors thereof encouraged by the weak Opposition hitherto made against them, which hath drawn over numerous Multitudes to their Party; and whereas the Treasure of this Land hath been already, and most necessary, for the preserving of that Kingdom, be farther wonderfully exhausted ; so that such Sums as will be required (to the full and speedy Settling thereof, in Peace) will hardly be drawn out of the Subjects Purses, of this Kingdom, without much murmuring and Repining: And whereas the speedy Reducing of Ireland requires great Expedition, lest the Country be ruined by a lingering War, and the Rebels thereby taught more Skill in military Affairs, by being long exercised therein; Your Suppliants with all possible Thankfulness, acknowledging the exceeding great Zeal and Forwardness of the honourable House for the Furthering this pious and charitable Work, and willing to declare their Concurrence with the same therein, humbly crave Leave to tender their Readiness to engage themselves in so worthy and honourable an Enterprize; by undertaking, at their own Charge, to super-add to the Forces already intended by the Parliament; arid to transport themselves, or such as. shall be willing to join with them (which, they conceive, by the forward Offers of many worthy Persons already, will speedily amount to a very considerable Number); if it shall seem fit to the Wisdoms of the honourable Houses.

Only for their Encouragement therein, they humbly pray,

First, That these free-will Offerers may receive Encouragement, to name their own Officers, the Parliament approving them.

Secondly, That they may have such Satisfaction out of the Rebels Estates, (the War being ended) as shall be thought reasonable, by the honourable Houses, upon their present humble Demands and future Merits.

Thirdly, That they may have Arms and Ammunition at the Charge of the State, out of his Majesty's publick Store, for their Accommodation in that Service.

Fourthly, That the Petitioners may have Liberty to take any of his Majesty's Subjects, that willingly offer their Persons; and, if need be, the Benefit of the desired Act to impress.

And your Petitioners, as they are in Duty bound, shall humbly pray, &c.

That these Propositions shall be referred to the Committee of this House for Irish Affairs: And they are to meet upon them To-morrow, at -Eight of Clock, in the Star-chamber.

Supply of Dublyn

Sir Rob. Pye, Mr. Wheeler, and Serj.Wilde, Sir Arth. Ingram, and Sir Walth. Erle, do consider of such a Discharge as may be sufficient for the Treasurers of the Subsidies, for the Payment of the Five thousand Pounds ordered for the present Succour of Dublyn; and that may be a good Security for those Gentlemen that continue the Loan of their Monies: They are farther to consider how Monies may be raised for the farther Supply of Dublyn. And are to meet upon it at such times as they shall think fit.

Commissioners.

Resolved, upon the Question, That this Business concerning the Number of Commissioners, shall be re-committed.

Universities, &c.

Ordered, That Mr. Strode, Sir Ro. Harley, and Mr. Cromwell, and Mr. Hampden, do prepare Letters to be sent to the Universities, concerning the Complaint here exhibited, of pressing Subscriptions upon young Graduates in both Universities, upon the Taking of their Degrees.

0rdered, That the Committee for the Universities be revived, as to the Petition of Mr. Francis Cheynell, late. Fellow of Merton College, in Oxford; and to the Grievances presented in a Schedule, by the County of Oxon; and that this Petition, and these Grievances, be referred to this Committee: And they are to sit To-morrow, at Eight of Clock, in the Star-chamber.

Answer to Lords.

Answer returned, by the same Messengers ;

The House has considered their Lordships Message; and have appointed a proportionable Number, as is desired.

Commission.

Ordered, That the Draught of the Commission, now presented by Mr. Hampden, be referred to the same Committee that was appointed to prepare. . .

London Militia.

Ordered, That Mr. Ven shall go to the Committee of the Common Council, and acquaint them with the Desires of this House to put Serjeant Major General Skippon in, among those that are to be nominated by this House, to have the Command of the Militia of London; and that he presently return their Answer.

Lord Lieutenants.

Resolved, upon the Question, That the Lord Spencer shall be nominated by this House to be Lord Lieutenant of the County of Northampton.

Resolved, That the Earl of Clare shall be nominated by this House to be Lord Lieutenant of the County of Nott', and of the Town and County of Nott'.

Resolved, That the Earl of Northumberland shall be nominated by this House to be Lord Lieutenant of the County of Northumberland, of the Town and County of Newcastle, and of the Town of Berwick.

Resolved, That the Earl of Warwick shall be nominated by this House, to be Lord Lieutenant of the County of Norf', and of the County of the City of Norwich.

Resolved, That the Lord Viscount Say and Seale, shall be nominated by this House to be Lord Lieutenant of the County of Oxon.

Resolved, That the Earl of Exon shall be nominated by this House to be Lord Lieutenant of the County of Rotel'.

Resolved, That the Lord Littleton, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England, shall be nominated by this House to be Lord Lieutenant of the County of Salop.

Resolved, That the Marquis Hertford shall be nominated by this House to be Lord Lieutenant of the County of Sommersett.

Resolved, That the Lieutenant for the County of Worcester shall be nominated before Sommersett.

Resolved, That the Earl of Essex shall be nominated by this House to be Lord Lieutenant of the County of Staff", and of the County of the City of Lichfield.

Resolved, That the Earl of Suff' shall be nominated by this House to be Lord Lieutenant of the County of Suff'.

Resolved, That the Earl of Nott' shall be nominated by this House to be Lord Lieutenant of the County of Surre.

Resolved, That the Earl of Northumberland shall be nominated by this House to be Lord Lieutenant of the County of Sussex.

Resolved, upon the Question, That the Lord Brooke shall be nominated by this House to be Lord Lieutenant of the County of Warr', and of the County of the City of Coventry.

Resolved, That the Earl of Cumberland shall be nominated by this House to be Lord Lieutenant of the County of Westmorland.

Resolved, That the Earl of Pembroke shall be nominated by this House to be Lord Lieutenant of the County of Wiltes.

Resolved, That the Lord Edward Howard, of Escrig, be nominated by this House to be Lord Lieutenant of the County of Worcester, and of the County of the City of Worcester.

Resolved, That Mr. Denzell Hollis shall be nominated by this House to be Lieutenant of the County of the City of Bristoll.

Resolved, That the Earl of Essex shall be nominated by this House to be Lord Lieutenant of the County of Yorke, and of the County of the City of Yorke, and of the County of the Town of Kingston upon Hull.

Resolved, That the Earl of Lincolne shall be nominated by this House to be Lord Lieutenant of the Parts of Kestaven and Holland, and the County of the City of Lincolne.

Resolved, That the Lord Willoughby of Parham shall be nominated by this House to be Lord Lieutenant of the Parts of Lindesay, in the County of Holland.

Resolved, That the Lord Philip Herbert shall be nominated by this House to be Lord Lieutenant of the County of Monmouth.

Resolved, That the Earl of Northumberland shall be nominated by this House to be Lord Lieutenant of the Isle of Anglesey.

Resolved, That the Lord Philip Herbert shall be nominated by this House to be Lord Lieutenant of the County of Brecon.

Resolved, That the Earl of Carbery shall be nominated by this House to be Lord Lieutenant of the County of Caermarthen.

Resolved, That the Earl of Pembroke shall be nominated by this House to be Lord Lieutenant of the County of Caermarthen.

Resolved, That the Lord Fielding shall be nominated by this House to be Lord Lieutenant of the County of Denbigh.

Resolved, upon the Question, That the Lord Fielding shall be nominated by this House to be Lord Lieutenant of the County of Flint.

Resolved, That the Lord Philip Herbert shall be nominated by this House to be Lord Lieutenant of the County of Glamorgan.

Resolved, That the Earl of Essex shall be nominated by this House to be Lord Lieutenant of the County of Montgomery:

Resolved, That the Earl of Pembroke shall be nominated by this House to be Lord Lieutenant of the County of Merioneth.

Resolved, That the Earl of Northumberland shall be nominated by this House to be Lord Lieutenant of the County of Pembroke.

That the Lord Littleton, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England, shall be nominated by this House to be Lord Lieutenant of the County of Radnor.

Answer from the KingLieut. of the Tower.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leech and Dr. Bennett;

The Lords having received his Majesty's gracious Answer to the Petition of both Houses, concerning the Petition from both Houses concerning the Putting Sir Jo. Coniers to be Lieutenant of the Tower;

"Although His Majesty conceives, that He is not obliged to give an Answer, in any Particular, concerning the Forts and Militia of the Kingdom, until He shall know and consent to the Power, and the Time, how, and to whom, the Forts and Militia shall be disposed; yet, to shew His real Intention to satisfy the Fears of His People, He is content to accept of Sir John Conyers, in the Place of Sir John Biron, for to be Lieutenant of the Tower of London; having already, at his earnest Desire, received the Surrender of the said Place from him."

Charge against Mr. Attorney.

Ordered, That the Charge against Mr. Attorney shall be fair written; and the Copy of the Articles preferred in the Lords House, against the Lord Kimbolton, and the Five Members of this House, inserted into it; and brought in, and read To-morrow Morning.

Petition to the King.

Mr. Pierrepoint reports the Petition to be sent from both Houses, upon his Majesty's Answer to the Petition of both Houses, concerning the Members accused: And

It is Ordered, That this Petition be re-committed to the same Committee: And they are to meet To-morrow Morning, at Eight of Clock, in the Inner Court of Wards.

Prisonar discharged.

The humble Petition of Sir Edw. Dering, Knight and Baronet, was this Day read: And

It is Ordered, That Sir Edw. Dering, formerly committed, by Order of this House, to the Tower of London, be forthwith discharged from any farther Imprisonment.

Dover Petition.

The humble Petition of the Mayor and Inhabitants of Dover was this Day read; and ordered to be referred to the Committee for Poll-money: And they are to consider of it To-morrow Morning: And all, that will come, are to have Voices.

Irish Catechism.

Sir Tho. Barrington presents to the House, from the Lord of Armagh, the Irish Catechism, printed in Latin and Irish.

And Mr. Pym, Mr. Rowse, Sir H. Vane, Sir Tho. Barrington, Sir Symonds D'Ewes, Mr. Hollis, Mr. Hatcher, Mr. Hampden, are to peruse this Catechism; and to report their Opinions to this House.

Dutton's Privilege.

Ordered, That the Business concerning Mr. Dutton's Privilege be moved To-morrow Morning.

Privilege to Sir T. Dawes, &c.

Ordered, That Sir Tho. Dawes and Mr. Jo. Dawes shall have the Liberty and Privilege of Parliament, for Fourteen Days, to come and go freely to the Committee, to their Creditors, and to their Counsel, without the Arrest or Molestation of any.

Proceedings concerning Sampson.

Ordered, That Thanks be returned to Sir Thomas Grimes and Sir John Lenthall, Justices of the Peace for the County of Surry, for their Care and Respect to this House, in sending John Sampson hither, that spake scandalous Words against the Parliament, and against Mr. Pym: And that the said Sampson be remitted to the said Justices, and by them sent to the House of Correction; there to remain during such time as they shall think fit.

Information against Nellson.

There was an Information delivered in against one Mr. Nellson, a Minister of Surrey, of scandalous and dangerous Words spoken by him: And

It is thereupon Ordered, That the said Mr. Nellson be forthwith summoned to appear before this House, to answer the said Words.