Die Veneris, 18 Junii, 1641.
MR. Hen. Tol, Sir John Leigh, made the Protestation.
Leave of Absence.
Sir Nicholas Slanning has Leave to go into the Country.
Upon the Motion for him to have Leave; it was informed the House, that divers Members of the House
asked Leave to go into the Country, and stayed here a
Month or Six Weeks after their Leave: It was declared,
that the House intended, that such as had Leave to go
into the Country, should go within some short time after
their Leave, or else their Leave to expire.
Proceedings concerning Smart.
Ordered, That Mr. Rowse go to the Lords with this
Message;-(at this Time he went not)
- That the Commons having heretofore transmitted
an Impeachment, in the Behalf of Mr. Peter Smart; and
having received a Message from their Lordships, that the
Defendants to the same Complaint have put in their
Answers; they desire, that their Lordships will examine
such Witnesses thereupon, as shall be produced by the
said Peter Smart; and proceed further therein, according as to Course of Parliament appertains.
Tonage and Poundage.
Sir Thomas Barrington carried up the Bill of Tonage
and Poundage to the Lords, according to Yesterday's
Sir John Hotham reports from the Committee for advancing Monies;
The Proposition for the Making the Spanish Money
current, absolutely rejected.
It was proposed from the Committee;
|English or Irish
|Baronets, and Knights of the Bath,
|Knights and Esquires,
|Gentlemen, Five Pounds, that have One hundred
|Pounds per Annum
|Aldermen of London pay, with Knights;
|Twelve Pence per, Poll, on all above Sixteen, (such
as receive Alms only excepted)
|Every Parson, whose Living is One hundred
|Pounds per Annum,
|Recusants,-double in all.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this Proposition of
raising Monies, upon the particular Persons of Men,
shall be committed.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House shall
now fall into Debate of this Proposition; for Directions
for the Committee.
Resolved, &c. That all Dukes, English, Irish, and
Scottish, that inhabit within this Kingdom, shall pay One
That all Marquises, English, Irish, and Scottish, that
inhabit within this Kingdom, shall pay Eighty Pounds:
That all Earls, English, Irish, and Scottish, that inhabit in England, shall pay Sixty Pounds:
That all Viscounts, English, Irish, and Scottish, that
inhabit within this Kingdom, shall pay Fifty Pounds:
All Barons, English, Irish, and Scottish, that inhabit
within this Kingdom, Forty Pounds:
That all Baronets, English, Irish, and Scottish, and of
Nova Scotia, that inhabit within this Kingdom, shall pay
That the Committee take into Consideration, that the
Knights of Nova Scotia, though they be thus assessed
here, that their Precedency, in this Kingdom, be no way,
by this Vote, confirmed.
That all Knights of the Bath, that inhabit within this
Kingdom, shall pay Thirty Pounds:
That all Knights, inhabiting within this Kingdom,
shall pay Twenty Pounds:
That all Esquires shall pay Ten Pounds:
Ordered, That the House shall sit this Afternoon at
Two post meridiem; and resume this Debate concerning
Raising of Monies upon particular Persons.
Ordered, That Sir John Hotham, Lord Fairefax, Mr.
Bellassis, and Sir Philip Stapleton, do repair unto the
Lord General with the Votes of this House, concerning
the Disbanding of Five Regiments: And do desire his
Lordship's Care in taking some Course for the speedy
Disbanding of them accordingly.
Treaty with Scotland.
Ordered, That such Articles of the Treaty as are not
yet concluded, shall be taken into Consideration this
Ordered, That the House be resolved into a Committee
To-morrow Morning at Nine of Clock, to proceed with
the Bill of Episcopacy.
Ordered, That the Committee for Customers shall
have Power to call before them such Under-sharers, as
the Customers shall propound unto them, which refuse to
contribute; and receive their Answer: And that the Petition from Sir Henry Garraway be referred to the same
Sir T. Aston.
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Aston be summoned to attend the House on Monday next.
Releasing a Prisoner.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do write his Letter to the
Lords Justices in Ireland; that, according to a former
Order made upon the Petition of one Fay, one * *
then and now a Prisoner in Dublin in Ireland, be forthwith delivered out of Prison, and give his Attendance
here, according to the Order formerly made.
Priests and Jesuits.
ORDERED, That Mr. Nicholas Knotts shall be
inserted into the Order for apprehending Priests and
Persons to be summoned.
Ordered, That Groome and Hawes shall be summoned
to be here To-morrow Morning; to answer such Things
as shall be demanded of them.
Ordered, That Sir Robert Harley shall bring in the
Petition exhibited to the Grand Committee for Trade,
against the Company of Merchant Adventureres, on Tuesday next, to be taken into Consideration by the House.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Contract between this House, and the Company of the Merchant
Adventurers, for the Loan of Two hundred thousand
Pounds, upon the Terms formerly agreed upon, shall be
Resolved, &c. That every Man, under the Degree of
an Esquire, that is able to dispend One hundred Pounds
per Annum of his own, shall pay in Five Pounds.
Resolved, &c. That every Bishop shall pay Threescore
Resolved, &c. That every Dean shall pay Forty Pounds.
Resolved, &c. That every Canon Resident shall pay
Resolved, &c. That every Prebend shall pay Ten
Resolved, &c. That every Parson or Vicar that has a
Living worth One hundred Pounds per Annum, shall pay
Resolved, &c. That every Recusant, of what Degree
soever, shall pay double; according to the Qualities and
Degrees of Persons here rated.
Resolved, &c. That the Aldermen of the City of
London, and not Knights, and those that have fined for
Aldermen, and those that have fined for Sheriffs, shall
pay Twenty Pounds.
Resolved, &c. That the Lord Mayor of London shall
pay Forty Pounds.
Resolved, &c. That the Aldermen of London, that are
Knights, Twenty Pounds.
Resolved, &c. That the Aldermens Deputies of
London shall pay Fifteen Pounds.
Resolved, &c. That every Common-council-man of the
City of London shall pay Five Pounds.
Resolved, &c. That the Master and Wardens of the
Twelve First Companies, such as have fined to be Masters
or Wardens of those Companies, shall pay Ten Pounds:
That the Livery of the Twelve First Companies shall
pay Five Pounds:
That the Master and Wardens of the other Companies,
and such as have fined to be Masters or Wardens, shall
pay Five Pounds:
That the Liveries of the other Companies shall pay
That the Freemen of the Twelve Companies shall pay
Twenty Shillings apiece:
That the Freemen of the other Companies shall pay
Ten Shillings apiece, except Watermen and Porters:
That the Merchant-strangers, that are Knights, shall
pay Forty Pounds:
That the Merchant-strangers, that are Traders to Sea,
shall pay Twenty Pounds apiece:
That the Merchant-strangers, that are Traders within
the Land, shall pay Five Pounds apiece:
That the English, Merchants, dwelling within the City
of London, and not free of the City, shall pay Five
That all English Factors, residing in the City of
London shall pay Forty Shillings apiece:
That every Handicraftsman, or Artificer, Stranger, that
is a House-keeper, shall pay Two Shillings:
That every Handicraftsman, or Artificer, Stranger, that
is an House-keeper, and a Papist, shall pay Four Shillings:
That every Widow, respectively, according to her
Husband's Degree, shall pay the Third Part rated upon
her Husband's Degree:
That every Serjeant at Law shall pay Twenty Pounds:
That the King's Serjeants at Law shall pay Twentyfive Pounds apiece:
That the Counsel at Law of the King, Queen, and
Prince, shall pay Twenty Pounds apiece:
That the Doctors of Law, and Doctors of Physick,
shall pay Ten Pounds apiece:
That the Doctors of Physick and Law, that are
Papists, shall pay Twenty Pounds apiece:
That the Archdeacons shall pay Fifteen Pounds apiece:
That every Chancellor and Commissary shall pay
That the Officers shall be charged:
That it shall be referred to the Committee to charge
the Officers: and to take into Consideration, only, such
Officers as are, in Estimation of Value, above One hundred Pounds per Annum:
That every Man, that can dispend Fifty Pounds per
Annum of his own, shall pay Forty Shillings:
That every Man that can dispend Twenty Pounds of
his own Estate, shall pay Five Shillings:
That every Person, that doth not receive Alms, and is
above Sixteen Years of Age, and is not before taxed in
this Bill, shall pay Six-pence.
Mr. Hide, Sir John Hotham, Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr.
Crew, Sir John Colpepper, Mr. Cage, Sir Jo. Strangewayes, Sir Antho. Irby, Mr. Hampden, Mr. Capell, Sir
Robert Pye, Sir Edw. Deeringe, Serjeant Wilde, Sir
John Evelyn, Sir Philip Stapleton, Mr. Moore, Mr.
Goodwin, Mr. Evelyn, Serjeant Evers, * Curson;- (Mr.
Selden, Mr. Glyn, Sir Hen. Mildmay, Sir Wm. Massam,
Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Wheeler, Sir Arthur Ingram, Mr.
Perd, Sir Hen. Vane, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Martin, Mr.
Reighnolds, Mr. Morley, Mr. Heblethwaite, the Citizens
of London: Added Lunoce 21 Junii, 1641:)
This Committee is to draw a Bill for the Levying
Monies upon several Persons, according to the Votes of
the House: And the Care of preparing it in some
Readiness for the Committee, is specially recommended
to Mr. Hide.
And it is referred to the same Committee to charge
the several Offices: And they are to take into Consideration only, such Offices as are reputed worth above One
hundred Pounds per Annuni: And they are likewise to
consider of the Vote, "That every Man that can dispend Fifty Pounds per Annum, shall pay Forty Shillings:"
And are to meet To-morrow post meridiem, at Two of
Clock, in the Exchequer-chamber.