Sabbati, 26 Feb. 1641.
MR. Whittacre acquainted the House, That he had
received a Letter from the Lord Falkland, in
which was an Extract of Two Letters from Rome, concerning the Proceedings against the Priests and Catholicks here in England.
He farther acquainted the House, That he attended the
French Ambassador with the Letters that were directed
unto him, and intercepted in Sussex: That the French
Ambassador took the Respect from this House very kindly; and, after he had taken his Leave of him, he sent him
the Letters; which only gave him an Account from Diep,
that, according to a Command they received from the
Ambassador, they would do their Endeavour to stay all
Irish Commanders that should come to embark themselves at that Port for Ireland: And that, at the Intreaty
of this House, he had sent the like Injunctions to all the
Ports of France.
Mr. Whittacre is appointed to return Thanks to the
French Ambassador from this House.
Priests and Jesuits, &c.
Ordered, That Mr. Peard, Mr. Whistler, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Selden, Mr. Young, Mr. Hill,
do presently withdraw, to peruse the Statutes now in
Force against Priests and Jesuits.
Ordered, That Mr. Whittacre, Mr. Morley, do presently go to Denmarke House.
Resolved, That the Capuchines shall be forthwith apprehended, and taken into safe Custody, by the Serjeant
at Arms attending on his House; and there kept till this
House take farther Order.
Ordered, That Sir H. Vane do move the Lord Admiral, to inform this House, whether he hath received any
Intelligence, by Letters, or other ways, of the Stopping
of any English Ships in France, or of any Preparations
there, for Ireland or England; and to hasten with all
Speed the making ready of the King's Ships; and to give
this House an Account in what Readiness the Fleet is:
And that he repair to Sir Tho. Germain, to know of him,
if he received Letters to any such Purpose from Sir Philip Cartwright; and if he have, to send such Information
as he hath received to this House.
Resolved, That this House holds it fit to recommend
unto the Lord Admiral, that the Ship of Eight hundred
Ton, and Forty Piece of Ordnance, now ready to set to
Sea, and offered by Mr. Martin, be employed for the
Defence of this Kingdom; upon the same Terms as the
other Ships are.
That the Lord Admiral be desired to take Order, that
the Captains, Masters, and other Officers, of the Ships that are now to go to Sea in this Summer Fleet, may
take the Protestation; and that such as shall refuse it
may not go; and that he would be pleased to send in a
List of all the Captains and Officers of the King's Ships;
and that he would farther inform this House, who shall
command this Fleet in Chief under his Lordship.
Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Ro. Pye, Sir
Walth. Erle, Sir Wm. Lewis, Sir Ro. Coke, Sir Philip
Stapleton, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Pym, Mr. Hampden, Sir Tho.
Barrington, Mr. Lisle, Sir Jo. Merrick, Sir Sam. Rolle,
Col. Goring, Mr. Morley, Sir Jo. Hotham, Sir Hugh
Cholmely, Mr. Cage, Mr. Carew.
This Committee is appointed to draw such an Order
as may satisfy the Garison of Portesmouth, and not
engage this House to the Payment of it; and likewise
to consider of the Demands and Propositions made by
Colonel Goring, for the Security of that Place: And
they are to meet on Monday next, at Eight of Clock,
in the Exchequer-chamber. And the Petition of Mr.
Challenor, Captain of South Sea Castle, is referred to
Sir Philip Stapilton presents to the House, Allowances
to be made to the Garison of Hull.
|To Two hundred and Forty Men, each
Man 8 d. per Diem, - -
|To the Colonel, - - - -
|T o the Serjeant Major of the Town, -
|To the Captain of the Two hundred and
Forty Men, - - - - -
|To the Lieutenant, - - - -
|To the Ensign, - - - -
|Three Serjeant, - - -
|Three Corporals, - - -
|Thre Drums, - - -
|Two Cannoneers, - - -
Per Mensem £.
Resolved, &c. This House holds it fit to assent to the
Payment of these Officers and Soldiers, according to this
List, for the Defence of Hull, for so long Time as this
House shall think fit to continue them in Pay.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Michael Burnell
shall be forthwith discharged from Imprisonment.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Goodhall, now
in the Serjeant's Custody, shall be forthwith discharged.
Person to attend.
Ordered, That Mr. Tho. Killigrew be forthwith summoned to attend this House.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Hugh Owen, Mr. Philip Smith,
Mr. Noble, Mr. Baldwyn, shall have Leave to go into
Preparations in France.
Sir Wm. Lewis is to carry up to the Lords the Letter
sent from Guarnesey, to Sir Tho. Jermyn, concerning
Preparations in France; and likewise Informations to the
same Purpose from Leverpoole, and * in Cornewall.
He is likewise to desire, That Mr. Secretary Nichollas,
an Assistant of their House, may be examined upon
Oath, in the Matter concerning the Lord Digby.
Proceedings concerning the Prince.
That the Lords be moved, that the Order of the
Thirteenth of January, concerning declaring Those
Enemies that shall be assistant to the Transporting of
the Prince, may be printed; and that the Lord Admiral
may take Order ****
Resolved, upon the Question, This House holds it fit,
that the Marquis of Hertford, or whosoever else shall
have the Charge of the Prince, be required forthwith to
bring him up to London: And that a Message be sent
to the Lords, to desire them to join with this House
therein; and that some Members of each House be presently sent away to that Purpose.
Ordered, That Sir Gilbert Gerard do go to the Lords
with this Message to the Lords.
Arms and Ammunition.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Thirtieth of
December, appointed to consider of furnishing the Kingdom with Powder, &c. shall have Power to treat with
Workmen, to make Arms; and with Merchants, to bring
in a Hundred Last of Powder; and shall take care for
the Providing of a Thousand Horse-arms; and to consider what Arms and Ammunition are remaining in the
King's Magazines, and in the Kingdom: And that Sir
Hen. Vaine be added to this Committee: And that the
Books sent down from the Officers of the Ordnance, be
referred to this Committee: And that they give an
Account to the House, on Thursday next, what Progress
they have made.
Proceedings concerning the Prince.
Sir Gilbert Gerard reporteth from the Lords, That he
received this Answer to the Message; That they did
join with this House therein, with this Caution, That if
the King be not there, or that they be informed he will
not be there this Night, that then he be forthwith brought
away; and that if the Earl of Hertford be not well, that
then the Messengers of both Houses, appointed to go,
do take the Charge of the Prince: And have appointed
the Lord Seymor and Lord Newporte to go.
Ordered, That Sir Ralph Hopton, Mr. Morley, Sir
Jo. Bamfeild, Mr. Carew, be appointed to go to Greenwiche with the Members of the Lords, with the Order
concerning the Prince.
Collectors of Subsidies
Ordered, That the Collectors of the Subsidies paying
the Sixpence into the Hands of Mr. Page, One of the
Barons of the Exchequer, according to former Orders of
that Court made upon a Reference from this House, the
Auditors shall forthwith pass their Accounts, notwithstanding any Pretence or Claim of theirs.
Supplies for Ireland.
The humble Petition of divers Persons under named,
late Inhabitants within the Kingdom of Ireland, was this
And Mr. Fitzgerald came in, and avowed it: And
Mr. Speaker told him, "That the House had always
had it in their Care to provide Supplies necessary for
Ireland; and they do still continue it; and doubt not
but to provide them very suddenly."
A Letter to be sent to the Sheriffs, concerning the
Propositions for the Supplies of Ireland, was read; and
assented unto; and ordered to be carried up to the
Lords; and the Lords Concurrence desired herein.
Articles against Ld. Digby.
The ingrossed Articles against Geo. Lord Digby were
read; and, upon the Question, assented unto: And
Ordered, That a Conference shall be desired with the
Lords concerning them; and that they be delivered at
Message to Lords.
Sir Christ. Yelverton is appointed to go to the Lords,
to carry up the Letter to the Sheriffs, for the Advancing
of the Propositions for the Succours of Ireland.
He is likewise to desire a Conference, by a Committee
of both Houses, concerning the Articles of Impeachment
against Geo. Lord Digby.
Mr. Attorney's Impeachment.
Ordered, That the Committee formerly appointed to
draw a Bill against Mr. Attorney, do consider of his Answer to the Impeachment of this House; and report what
they think fit to be done thereupon: And are to meet on
Monday, at Eight of Clock, in the Court of Wards.
Preparations in France.
Sir H. Vane reports from the Lord Admiral, that his
Lordship had Notice, Ten Days since, of the Preparation of the French, of Four thousand Foot, in Two Regiments; and that more Companies were pressing; and
that Three English Ships came into a Port in France, in
Brittanie, and were suffered to unload; and then they
took out all their Mariners, and put in fresh Soldiers:
Whereupon he gave Notice to the Isles of Weight,
Jersey, and Gernesey, to put themselves in a Posture of Defence, to prevent their coming, and landing; lest,
having English Men in their Ships, they come with false
Colours: And his Lordship hath received an Answer from
the Governors of these Islands, or from their Deputies,
and of the Care they have taken to prevent their Landing:
Besides, he hath taken Care to be informed, what Preparation is making in France; which he doth hear is in
no greater Manner than is made every Year in that Kingdom. And, for the Ship offered by Mr. Martyn for the
Defence of the Kingdom, if it be the Pleasure of this
House, his Lordship is very willing to employ That
Ship; though he hath not heard of any other Occasion
of further Strength at Sea. For the List of the Commanders, his Lordship will send the same on Monday
next; and, at the same time, will give an Account in
what Condition the Ships are in. And, for the other
Part, concerning the Protestation, he will cause the
same to be put in Execution, as is desired.
Leave of Ablence.
Mr. Tomkins has Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That the Words "be they more or less," in
the Articles of Agreement, made the Four-and-twentieth
Day of Feb', between Mr. Fienis, Sir Philip Stapilton,
and Mr. Hampden, of the One Part; and Joh. Davies
of Carrickfergus, Merchant, of the other Part; for the
Victualling of his Majesty's Forces, English and Scottish, in the Province of Ulsler, be struck forth.
Answer from Lords.
Sir Wm. Lewis reports, That, as to the first Part of
his Message, it needed no Answer: For the other Part,
the Lords do agree that Mr. Secretary Nicholls shall be
examined, as is desired.
Ordered, That the Bill of Four hundred thousand
Pounds shall be reported on Monday Morning, at the
first Sitting of the House; and no other Business or
Motion to intervene; and that Mr. Speaker put the
House in mind of this Order.
Clearing Ld. Kimbolton, &c.
Mr. Serjeant Wilde reports the Bill for clearing the
Lord Kimbolton, and the Members of this House, impeached, with the Amendments: The which Bill, with the
Additions and Amendments, were twice read: And
It is Resolved, upon the Question, That this Bill, with
the Additions and Amendments, be forthwith ingrossed.
Stay of Ships.
Sir Hugh Owen had of me, the Letters and Informations concerning some Ships freighted with Provisions, bound for Ireland, and stayed at Milford
Haven, to carry to the Lord Admiral.
Sir Christ. Yelverton brings Answer, That the Lords
have assented to the Letter to be sent to the Sheriffs, concerning the Advancement of the Propositions for the
Succours of Ireland; and that they are ready to give a
present Meeting, by a Committee of both Houses.
Sir Jo. Evelyn is appointed Manager of this Conference: and Mr. Bainton is to read the Articles against
the Lord Digby.
Ordered, That the Lord Cramborne and Mr. Hollis
shall acquaint the French Ambassador with the Desires
of this House, that the Capuchins be forthwith sent
away; and to know if he will undertake to send them
away; and, if he will, that then they be forthwith delivered unto him.
That Mr. Hollis do go up to the Lords, to acquaint
them with the Resolutions of this House, concerning the
Capuchins, and desire their Lordships Concurrence
Mr. Attorney's Impeachment.
Resolved, upon the Question, That a Conference shall
be desired with the Lords, by a Committee of both
Houses, concerning the Impeachment of Mr. Attorney:
And Mr. Goodwin is appointed to desire this Conference.
Ordered, That the Lord Mayor, and the Collectors
of the One per Cent. shall permit the Merchants of the
Turkey Company to enter and take up their Goods;
they giving good Security to pay the One per Cent. at
such a Rate, and in such Manner, as shall be ordered
and assigned by this House.
Holes, &c. Petition.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of Jeremy Holes,
Christopher Wilson, and others, Owners of Twelve Ships
lately employed in his Majesty's Service, be referred to
the Committee for the Navy, to consider of it, in what
Manner the Petitioners may be relieved; and to report
their Opinions to the House herein, with what convenient
Speed they can.
Upon the humble Petition of Geo. Lilborne, Mayor of
the Corporation of Sunderland, in the County Palatine of
Durham, in the behalf of himself, and divers other Inhabitants of the same Town; It is this Day Ordered, by
the Commons House of Parliament, That Mr. Timothy
Batt, an orthodox Divine, be appointed Lecturer, to
preach every Sunday in the Afternoon, and every Wednesday in the Week, in Bishop Wearmouth Church,
being the Parish Church.. the Port of Sunderland, in
the said County Palatine of Durham; the said Mayor
and Inhabitants of the said Town and Parish allowing
him competent Maintenance for the same: And Mr.
Johnson, Parson of the Parish Church of Sunderland
aforesaid, is hereby required to permit the said Mr. Batt
the free Use of his Pulpit, to preach there the said
Upon the humble Petition of the Inhabitants of Lewisham, in the County of Kent; It is this Day Ordered, That
Mr. John Batchelor, an orthodox Divine, be appointed
Lecturer, to preach every Tuesday in the Week in the
Parish of Luisham; the Inhabitants of the said Parish
allowing him a competent Maintenance for the same:
And Mr. Abraham Colfe, Vicar of the said Parish, is
hereby required to permit the said Mr. Batchelor the
free Use of his Pulpit, to preach there every Tuesday,
Bailing a Prisoner.
Ordered, That Tho. Smith, now Prison..in the Gaol of
the White Lyon in Southwarke, formerly committed, by
Order or Direction of a Committee of this House, shall
be bailed, upon Security to attend this House from time
to time: And Sir Jo. Lenthall is desired to take the Bail.
Ordered, That Mr. * Betts, an orthodox Divine, be
appointed Lecturer for the Town and Parish of Brainford, in the County of Midd', to preach there every
Tuesday in the Week; the Inhabitants within the said
Parish allowing him convenient Maintenance for the
same: And Mr. Coke, * Parson of the said Parish, is
hereby required to permit him, the said Mr. Betts, the
free Use of his Pulpit, to preach there every Tuesday,