Die Sabbati, 5 Junii, 1641.
THAT the Committee concerning Two Parts of
Recusants Lands sit this Afternoon, at Two of
Clock, in the Court of Wards.
Lessening Committees, &c.
Ordered, That the Committee for lessening Committees sit on Monday in the Afternoon, at Two of Clock,
in the Court of Wards: And that the several Chairmen
acquaint them, what Reports they have in their Hands;
that the Committee may report to the House, what Reports they think fit to be made.
That none shall move to have any Committee renewed,
till after Nine of Clock.
Mr. Whittaker reports from the Committee concerning
Four whole Recusants.
Half Recusants-Sir Edw. Yates, Doctor Moore, Godfrey, a Priest: 1. Not received the Communion these
Thirty Years; nor heard Mass these One-and-thirty
Years;-took the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy:
Doctor Moore took the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy; but goes not to Church. Godfrey took the
Oaths; and will renounce the Church of Rome, and abjure the Orders.
Sir John Wintour took the Oath of Allegiance; and
takes time till Monday to take the Oath of Supremacy.
Abettors of Recusants, - the Lady Roper Danston,
the Vicar of Camberwell; where they inquired for one
Walley, a Priest.
That the Committee appointed to prepare a Bill for
Fining of such Recusants as have stayed in Town contrary to the Proclamation, shall take into Consideration,
to insert a Clause into the Bill for the Prohibiting and
Restraining Popish Recusants to practice Physick or
Surgery in and about the City of London.
Leave of Absence.
Mr. Stevens has Leave to go into the Country for Recovery of his Health.
Peers, &c. Recusants.
That the Order made in the Lords House, Martis
15° Die Decembris, 1640, concerning the Indictment of
Peers, Members of the Lords House, their Wives, Children, and menial Servants, for Recusants, was this Day
read; and referred to the Committee for Protections;
to consider of it; and to report to the House, what is fit
to be done upon it.
Persons sent for.
Ordered, That Harper be sent for, as a Delinquent,
by the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House: And
the Examination of * * is referred to the Consideration
of the Committee for Printing.
Walkeley, Williams, Eglesfield, Sheeres, and Oaks, * *
Ordered, That the Master and Wardens of the Company of Stationers shall be authorized to take the best
Course they can to suppress, and hinder, and, * * this
Licence of Printing: And to inform this House, upon
all Occasions, what Books, Pamphlets, and Speeches,
are printed; and to use the best Means they can for the
Preventing and Suppressing of them.
Ordered, That one Robinson, a Servant and Clerk in
the Custom-house, who preached for Mr. Crabtree, in his
Pulpit; John Spencer, who preached often publickly,
being but a Horseman: Adam Bankes, lately a Seller of
Stockings, and now a Shopkeeper near the Old Exchange;
John Durant, who preached privately; one Greene, who
preacheth privately in the House of one Mr. Greene in
Cruchett Fryers: shall be summoned to attend the House
on Monday, in the Afternoon, at Two of Clock.
House to sit.
Ordered, That the House shall sit on Tuesday, at Two of Clock, in the Afternoon: And that the Report from
the close Committee shall be then made.
Person to attend.
Benion to be summoned to be at the Committee
appointed to treat with Persons for Lending of Monies, on
Monday Morning, at Six of Clock, in the Star-chamber;
and to bring with him some of those Persons as have
petitioned this House, concerning Protections.
Charge against Bp. of Canterbury.
Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Selden, Mr. Vaughan,
Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Maynard, Sir Tho. Widdrington,
Mr. Perd, Mr. Rigby, Mr. White, Mr. Hampden, Mr.
This Committee, setting all other Business aside, is to
take care for the Expediting of the Charge against the
Bishop of Cant': And are to meet on Monday at Two of
Clock, post meridiem, in the Treasury-chamber.
Rates of Taxes.
Resolved, upon the Question, That such as shall be
rated for the Raising of the Four hundred thousand
Pounds, shall be rated, in the several Places in every
County, where his or their Estate lieth, proportionable
to his or their Estates in those Places, according to the
Discretion of the Commissioners.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Committee
shall not be bound by this Vote; viz. "that the Four
hundred thousand Pounds, agreed on, shall be raised by
way of Subsidy."
Ordered, That the Votes upon the new Canons shall
be transmitted to the Lords on Monday, post meridiem:
And that, on Monday Morning, a Message be sent to the
Lords, to desire them to sit in the Afternoon.
Comm of Taxes.
Ordered, That such as were Commissioners, and have
abated themselves in the Taxing of the last Subsidies,
shall be no more Commissioners: And that the Knights,
Citizens, and Burgesses, of the several Counties, Cities,
and Boroughs, shall meet together, and agree upon a
convenient Number of Commissioners; and name such
as they shall know to be fit Persons to be intrusted in
this Service; and present the Names agreed upon, under
their Hands, on Tuesday Morning.
Rates of Taxes.
By Resolution, upon the Question, this House doth
order and declare, that the Boroughs and Cities, which
are not Counties, but lie within the Body of the County,
shall be cast into the several Counties where they lie, to
be rated with those Counties.
Ordered, That the Grand Committee of the whole
House shall meet this Afternoon, at Three of Clock,
to sit upon the Bill of Subsidies.