Lunæ, 9 Novem. 1640.
Members make Election.
SIR Nicholas Slaning chooses to serve for Penryn in
Cornwall, and waves Plimton in Decon.
Sir Chr. Hatton chooses to serve for Higham Ferries
in Northampton, and waves Castle Rising in Norfolk.
A Petition of the Freeholders within the County of
Somerset, referred to the Committee for Privileges.
Members doubly returned.
Ordered, That this general Order, for those that are
doubly returned, shall not bind Mr. Wm. Herbert, now
Members make Election.
Mr. Oldsworth chooses to serve for Sarum, and waves
Plimton in Devon.
Sir Tho Cheeke chooses to serve-Harwich in Essex,
and waves Berealston in Devon.
Choice of Election respited.
Sir Edward Alford, chosen for Teuxbury in Gloucestershire, and for Arundell in Sussex, has Leave to respite
his Choice till Thursday come Sevennight; because his
Election was doubtful for Teuxbury.
Creswell's &c. Election.
The Business concerning the Election of Serjeant
Creswell, and Mr. Coventry, and Mr. Sandys, is referred
to the Committee for Privileges.
Members make Election.
Mr. Strode, returned for Tamworth in Staffordshire, and
Berealston in Cornewall, chooses to serve for Berealston,
and waves Tamworth.
Lord Buckhurt chooses to serve for East Greensteed
in Sussex, and waves Steyning in Com. præd.
Mr. Arundell, closen to serve for Bodmyn, and for
St. Michell in Cornewall aforesaid, chooses to serve for
Bodmyn, and waves Michell.
* * * commanded by his Majesty * * *
Copies of Report.
Ordered, That the Clerk shall cause Copies to be made
of this Report, and deliver them to such Members as
shall require them.
Sir Thomas Roe went up with a Message to the Lords,
concerning a Fast, according to Saturday's Order, accompained with such as pleased to go up.
Petition against Warner.
The humble Petition of the Freeholders of the County
of Warwick read; and the Misdemeanours of the High
Sheriff of the said County, therein complained of, being
averred to be true, by Mr. Combe, a Member of this
House; it was thereupon.
Ordered, That George Warner, Esquire, Sheriff of the
said County of Warr. shall be sent for as a Delinquent,
to answer his Misdemeanours to this House.
The Petition of the Freeholders of the County of Somerset, referred to the Committee for Privileges.
Marlo Magna Election.
Mr. Maynard's Report-That Mr. John Burlace and
Mr. Ipsly were returned to the Clerk of the Crown, to
serve as Burgesses for Marlo Magna in Com. Bucks; afterwards, the Under-Sheriff brought another Indenture,
wherein John Burlace and Mr. Hobby were returned;
which last Indenture was not accepted by the Clerk of the
Crown, because he had a former Return, as aforesaid;
And the Under-Sheriff confessed, he was advised by the
High-Sheriff, not to make the Return of the Indenture,
wherein Mr. Ipsly was returned; yet afterwards brought
this Indenture, which was formerly refused, and left it at
the Crown-office; whereby came the Question of this
double Return.-The Opinion of the Committee was,
that Mr. Burlace, named in both Indentures, ought to be
admitted to sit in this House: 2. That Mr. Hobby, returned in the other Indenture, ought to forbear the
House: 3. That the Under-Sheriff hath committed a
Misdemeanour; and ought to be sent for as a Delinquent.
Resolved upon by the House, Mr. Burlace is well
elected, and a fit Member to sit in this House.
That Mr. Hobby is to forbear to sit till his Election be
Person sent for.
Resolved also, That the Under-Sheriff of the said
County of Bucks shall be sent for as a Delinquent.
Mr. Maynard did further report, that Sir Robert Napper, Mr. Fitz William, and Mr. Geo. Fane, were returned
for Peterborough in Com. *; and, that it was the Opinion of the Committee, that Mr. Fitz William ought to
be admitted into the House, to sit as a Member; and Sir
Ro. Napper and Mr. Geo. Fane to forbear, till the Elections be determined.
Resolved, by the House accordingly.
Mr. Maynard further reported, that Sir Ro. Cooke and
Mr. Stephens were returned in One Indenture, as Burgesses
for Tukesbury; and, in another Indenture, Mr. Craven and
Sir Edvard Alford were likewise returned as Burgesses for
the said Place: That these Returns were directly the one
contrary to the other. The Committee conceive it fit,
that all these Four Persons, thus returned, forbear to sit
in the House, till the Election be determined; and that
Tho. Hale, the Bailiff of Tuksbury, be sent for as a Delinquent, for returning Two Indentures, the one contrary
to the other: That He that returned the Third Indenture, it appears not, He committed a Misdemeanour.
Resolved by the House accordingly, That Mr. Stephens,
Sir Ro. Cooke, Mr. Craven, and Sir Ed. Alsford, forbear
to sit in the House, till their Elections be determined.
Resolved, That Mr. Hale, the Bailiff of Tuksbury, be
sent for by a Serjeant at Arms, as a Delinquent.
Resolved, That * Plebe, * Moderne, Bailiffs, do not
appear, as yet, to have committed any Misdemeanour;
therefore not to be sent for.
Sir Tho. Rowe's Report of the Message touching a Fast.
"According to the Command of this House, I have
attended the Lords, and delivered the Message. It
pleased my Lord Keeper to make Distinction of the Two
Parts, that his Majesty should be moved by both Houses,
first, for a Fast for both Houses, and the City, and next,
for a general Fast through the whole Kingdom. His
Lordship did gladly receive this Motion from this House;
and will join in a Humble Petition to his Majesty; and
will render you an Account."
Petition of the City of London read:
Message from the King.
Presently upon the reading of which Petition, Mr.
Treasurer delivered this Message from his Majesty, first
reading it in a Paper, and after delivered it to the Clerk,
to be read:
* * * *
Moved, That the Gentlemen near the Chair may be
intreated from this House, to return Thanks to his Majesty for his gracious Message.
Message brought from the Lords, by Mr. Attorney
General, and Sir Ro. Rich, One of the Masters of Chancery;
The Lords have sent us with this Message to the House
of Commons; that their Lordships have presented unto
his Majesty the humble Desires of both Houses, concerning a Fast. His Majesty hath been pleased to give a
gracious Answer; and desires a present Meeting of both
Houses, concerning the Time, and other Particulars.-
The Number of the Lords are Twelve.
Mr. Speaker's Answer, in the Name of the House;
That this House hath considered of the Message, and
will give the Lords a Meeting presently.
Mr. Treasurer, Sir Tho. Row, Mr. Jo. Hampden, Sir
Ben. Rudyard, Lord Fairfax, Lord Russell, Lord Digby,
Lord Waenman, Lord Ruthen, Mr. Fynes, Mr. Porter,
Sir Fra. Seymour, Sir Sidney Mountacue, Lord Rich, Mr.
Pym, Sir Jo. Strangwayes, Mr. Comptroller, Lord Harbert, Col. Gouring, Sir Miles Fleetwood, Lord Cramborne,
Mr. Bellasis, Lord Buckhurst, Mr. Secretary Windebanke;
This Committee is to go up to meet with the Committee of the Lords.-Sir Tho. Row to make the Report.-Mr. Hampden, and Mr. Pym, to assist him.
Sir Tho. Rowe's Report from the Committee that went up
to the Lords; "that a Committee of Twelve of the Lords
having met the Committee sent by this House, concerning
their Resolutions of the Time for a Fast; their Lordships
were pleased to send my Lord of Canterbury, my Lord
Marshal, and my Lord Chamberlain, to signify the Requests of both Houses;- His Majesty did graciously condescend to their Desires; referring to this Committee to
appoint a Time, for both their Contents.- My Lords
did therefore make a Motion unto us of the Committee of
this House, that, upon Resolution with themselves, if
this House thought it fit and convenient, that the particular Fast for both Houses and the City of London, might
be on Tuesday come Sevennight; and for the public Fast
through the Kingdom, to be To-morrow Month. They
did think we had been prepared to have given them an
Answer; and desire you instantly to send them Word;
for they will sit purposely, till you send an Answer."
Resolved, upon the Question, That the particular Fast
for both Houses, and for the City of London, shall be on
Tuesday come Sevennight; and the general Fast, on
Tuesday come Month.
The same Committee went up with this Answer to the
The humble Petition of Alexander Leighton, Prisoner
in the Fleet, read.
Sir Tho. Rowe reports, that the Committee appointed
by this House to go up to the Lords, to deliver unto
them the Days for a Fast;- that they have generally, with
one Vote, consented and agreed unto those Days; that is,
for a Fast of both Houses, and the City of London, Tomorrow Sevennight; and for the general Fast of the
Kingdom, To-morrow Month. And for the Explanation
of those Words, "for the City of London," it is their
Meaning, to move his Majesty, that London, and all the
Suburbs, and adjacent Places, mentioned in the printed
Bills of Sickness, may keep the Fast likewise that Day.
Resolved, upon the Question, Mr. Marshall and Dr.
Burgess to preach at the Fast, on Tuesday come Sevennight.
Members to take the Communion.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the next Lord's
Day, commonly called Sunday, after the Fast, shall be
appointed for receiving the Communion, by all the
Members of this House at St. Margarett's in Westminster; and Mr. Gawdy to preach in the Forenoon, and
Mr. Morley in the Afternoon.
The Burgesses of Westminster to be intreated to take
Order the Place be made ready.
Sir Henry Mildmy undertakes to give Notice to Mr.
Gawdy; Lord Harbert, to Mr. Morley; Sir Ro. Harley,
to Mr. Marshall; Mr. Pym, to Dr. Burgesse.
Mr. Pym, Sir Ro. Harlow, Mr. White, Sir Wm. Massym, Mr. St. John, Sir Hen. Milmy, Mr. Hampden, Sir
Guy Palmes, Sir Arthur Ingram, Sir Ben. Rudyard, Mr.
Rous, Sir Jo. Strangwayes, Sir Fra. Seymour, Mr. Grimston, Sir Wm. Litton, Sir Hen Vaine;
This select Committee is to take some Course, to prevent Profanation and Rejection of the Sacrament; and for
the Securing of this House, that no Papist sit here amongst
them; and to take into Consideration some Way for the
Members of this House to bring, with convenient Speed,
Certificates when, and where, they received the Sacrament
last; and to choose Six out of their own Number, for
Disposing of the Moneys offered at the Receiving of the
Sacrament; and are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon at Four a Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber.
Moved, That every Man that names One for a Committee, shall stand up, and, being uncovered, name the
Proceedings concerning Leighton.
The humble Petition of Mr. Alex. Leighton again read;
because many of the Members, that went up with the
Message, were not present at the first Reading.
Ordered, That Alex. Leighton, a Prisoner in the Fleet,
shall have Liberty, by Warrant of this House, to go
abroad, in safe Custody, to follow his Petition exhibited
That the Warden [of the Fleet] shall appoint him a
Keeper, to go abroad with [him, gratis]; and that he be
removed out of the common Prison, [where] now he is,
unto some more convenient Place: and have the Liberty
of the Fleet.
Mr. Hampden, Mr. Stroode, Alderman Penington,
Sir Edw. Hungerford, Mr. Kirton, Mr. Hollis, Mr. Valentine, Mr. Peard, Ld. Digby, Mr. St. John, Mr. Seldon,
Mr. Rous, Mr. Pym, Mr. Bagshaw, Mr. Grimston, Mr.
This Committee is to take into Consideration Mr.
Leighton's Petition; and hath Power to send for Parties,
Witnesses, Warrants, Records, or any other Papers, that
may conduce to the Business; and to assign and hear
Counsel. And the Matter, concerning the Sheriff, complained of in the said Petition, is referred to the same
Committee: And they are to meet To-morrow in the
Afternoon, in the Exchequer Court, at Two of the Clock.
Sir Walter Earle, Mr. Pym, Sir Tho. Barrington, Sir
Jo. Culpeper, Sir Tho. Row, Mr. Spurstow, Sir Jo. Hotham, Mr. Hampden, Sir Arthur Ingram, Sir Guy
Palmes, Mr. Grimston, Sir Jo. Strangwayes, Sir Tho.
Pelham, Mr. Stapley, Sir Wm. Masham, Mr. Hen. Bellasis, Sir Hen. Milmy, Mr. Goodwyn, the Knights and
Citizens of London, the Knights for Middlesex, the Burgesses for Westminster and Southwark;
This Committee hath Power to make Inquiry, what
[Number of] Papists are in and about London, and Ten
[Miles thereof;] and how they are armed; and that after
the King's Proclamation shall come forth, for Disarming
of the Popish Recusants, and Removal of them, according to his Majesty's gracio as Message, then to see how
that Proclamation hath /?/ executed: Hath Power to
send for any Records, or Papers, that may inform the
Committee of any Dispensations, Discharges, or Immunities granted to Recusants, for Exempting of them from
the Penalties of the Laws: And are to meet at Four a
Clock this Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber.
The Petition of John Browne, Servant to William
Pryn, Esquire, close Prisoner in the Island of Jersey,
read; and thereupon
Resolved, upon the Question, That the said Mr. Pryn
shall forthwith be sent for hither, in safe Custody, by
Warrant of this House, directed to the Governor of the
Ise of Jersey, and Captain of the Castle there; and that
the Cause of his Detainer may be certified hither also.
The Petition of Jo. Lilburne, close Prisoner in the
Fleet, read; and the Petition, with the Certificates annexed, is referred to the Committee for Mr. Leighton's
Petition: And Mr. Lilburne is to have the same Liberty
with Mr. Leighton: And Mr. Cromwell is to be added
to that Committee: And the Committee is to have the
same Power in respect of Mr. Lilburne, as it hath in
respect of Mr. Leighton.
The humble Petition of the Inhabitants of the County
of Lincoln read:
Moved, That a special Committee may be appointed,
to take into Consideration all such Petitions as complain
of Commissions granted for Meliorating of Grounds.
Grievances of York.
Articles of Grievances, delivered in from the County
of York, read:
Grievances of Kent.
Sir Jo. Colepeper, represented the Grievances of Kent,
by Word of Mouth.
Monopolists disabled to sit.
Upon the Question, That all Projectors and Monopolists whatsoever; or that have any Share, or lately have
had any Share, in any Monopolies; or that do receive, or
lately have received, any Benefit from any Monopoly or
Project; or that have procured any Warrant or Command, for the Restraint or Molesting of any that have
refused to conform themselves to any such Proclamations
or Projects; are disabled, by Order of this House, to sit
here in this House: And if any Man here knows any
Monopolist, that he shall nominate him:
That any Member of this House, that is a Monopolist,
or Projector, shall repair to Mr. Speaker, that a new Warrant may issue forth; or otherwise, that he shall be dealt
with as with a Stranger, that hath no Power to sit here.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Word "unlawful" should be joined to the Word "Monopolists."
This Order was resolved upon the Question, by one
Members make Election.
Sir Jo. Clatworthy, chosen to serve as a Burgess for
Bosny in Com. Devon. and for Malden in Essex, chooseth
to serve for Malden, and waves Bosny.
Lord Digby, chosen One of the Knights for Dorsetshire, and One of the Burgesses for Milbourne Port in
Dorsetshire, chooseth to serve as Knight for Dorsetshire,
and waves Milbourne Port.
Petitions to be read.
Essex Petition, first to be read To-morrow, and
Memorandum, Those that preferred these Petitions,
took them again into their own Custody.
Member makes Election.
Lord Lisle [returned] for Yarmouth in the Isle of Wight,
and St. Ives [in Cornwall] chooses to serve for Yarmouth,
and waves St. Ives.