House of Commons Journal Volume 2
24 July 1641

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 2: 24 July 1641', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 2: 1640-1643 (1802), pp. 222-224. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=5834 Date accessed: 21 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Die Sabbati, 24 Julii, 1641.

PRAYERS.

Leave of Absence.

SIR Thomas Middleton and Mr. Wasthall have Leave to go into the Country.

Sir Thomas Hutchinson has Leave to go into the Country.

Denbigh Petition.

Ordered, That the Petition of the Aldermen and Bailiffs of the Town of Denbigh, this Day offered to the House, be referred to the Committee for the Council of the Marches, to be considered of when that Committee shall be revived.

Preston Rectory.

1a vice lecta est Billa, For the Disappropriation of the Rectory of Preston, and uniting the Parsonage and Vicarage, and making them One Church.

Printing, &c.

2da vice lecta est Billa, An Act concerning Printing, Importing and Allowing of Books; and, upon Question, committed unto Sir Edw. Deering, Mr. Law. Whitaker, Serjeant Wilde, Sir Walter Erle, Mr. Cage, Mr. Rowse, Sir John Evelyn, Mr. Bagshawe, Sir Robert Harley, * Mountford, Mr. White, Mr. Selden, Sir Thomas Barrington, Sir Antho. Irby, Sir Wm. Litton, Mr. Prideaux, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Mr. Potts, Mr. Heblethwaite, * Darley, Sir John Holland, Sir John Corbett, Mr. Peirpoint, * Hippesley, Sir Wm. Massam, Mr. Glyn, Sir Rich. Buller, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Bodevile, Sir Edw. Aiscough, Mr. Hill: And are to meet on Tuesday next at Two post meridiem. in the Star-chamber

Trained Bands, &c.

2da vice lecta est Billa, An Act concerning trained Bands, and trained Soldiers; and for the Providing of Ammunition;....

Sir Walter Erle, Sir Arthur Haslerigge, * Mountfort, Mr. Potts, Sir Guy Palmes, Mr. Mathewes, Sir Sidney Mountague, Sir Jo. Colpepper, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Arthur Goodwin, Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr. Perd, Mr. Partridge, Mr. Selden, Sir Wm. Litton, * Hippesley, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Rogers, Sir Philip Stapleton, Lord Fairefax, Sir Tho. Widdringion, Mr. Capell, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Hugh Cholmeley, Mr. Carew, Sir John Hotham, Mr. Ellis, Mr. Reignolds, Sir Dudley North, Sir Jo. Corbett, * Lewis, Sir Wm. Massam, Sir Fra. Popham, * Rodney, Mr. Hollis, Sir John Jennings, Mr. Kirton, * *, Mr. Winwood, Mr. Strode, Lord Cramborne : All, that will come, are to have Voices: And are to meet on Monday at Two post meridiem, in the Exchequer-court.

Army Accounts.

That the Committee for the King's Army meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the usual Place; to perfect the Accounts

Bills sent to Lords.

Sir Arthur Ingram carried up to the Lords these Two Bills; viz.

An Act for the Certainty of the Forests, &c. returned from the Lords with some Amendments:

An Act for the Settling of certain Manors, Lands, and Tenements, upon the Countess Dowager of Bedford, Wm. Earl of Bedford, and upon John Russell, and Edward Russell, Sons of Francis Earl of Bedford, deceased.

Articles against Peircy, &c.

The House, according to an Order made Yesterday, proceeded to the Consideration of the Articles against Mr. Peircy and Mr. Jermyn:

Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Hen. Percy, in the Months of March and April last, in the Parish of St. Martin's, in the County of Midd', did compass, plot, and conspire, with others, to draw the said Army together; and to employ the same against the Parliament; and, by Force and Dread thereof, to compel the said Parliament to agree to certain Propositions, by them contrived; and to hinder, and to interrupt, the Proceedings of the said Parliament.

Resolved, &c. That Mr. Henry Jermin, in the Months of March and April last, in the Parish of St. Martin's, in the County of Mid', did compass, plot, and conspire, &c. ut supra.

Resolved, That Sir John Sucklyn, in the Months of March and April last, in the Parish of St. Martin's, in the County of Midd', did compass, plot, and conspire, &c. ut supra.

Resolved, &c. That Wm. Davenant Gentleman, in the Months of March and April last, in the Parish of St. Martin's, in the County of Midd', did compass, plot, and conspire, &c. ut supra.

Resolved, &c. That in pursuance of the said Design, the said Henry Peircy, by the Plot and Combination aforesaid, did endeavour to persuade divers Members of the House of Commons of the said Parliament, and others, being Officers of the said Army; that is to say, Hen. Wilmott, Wm. Ashburnham Esquire, Sir John Barkley, Hugh Pollard, and Daniel Oneale, Esquires; that they were disobliged by the Parliament; thereby to incense and disaffect them against the Parliament; and did hold divers Consultations with the said Persons, to effect the said wicked and dangerous Design; and, for that Purpose, did set down in Writing certain Propositions, to the Effect following; that is to say, the Preserving of Bishops Functions, and Votes; the not Disbanding of the Irish Army, until the Scotts were disbanded too; and the Endeavouring to settle the King's Revenue, to the Proportion it was formerly.

House to sit.

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

The Lords * * * * to let you know that they purpose to sit this Afternoon, at Four of Clock; and desire that this House would do the like, if it may stand with their Conveniency.

Answer returned, by the same Messengers;

The House has taken their Lordships Message into Consideration; and is resolved to sit this Afternoon at Four of Clock.

Ordered, That the House shall sit this Afternoon, at Four of Clock.

Articles against Peircy, &c.

Ordered, That this Business concerning the Articles against Mr. Peircy, Mr. Jermyn, and others, shall be taken into Consideration, on Monday Morning at Nine of Clock.

Post Meridiem

Poll-money.

ORDERED, That Sir Robert Pye and Mr. Wheeler shall pay unto Mr. Blackston Ten Pounds, which he has paid in, by virtue of an Act of Parliament for the speedy Provision of Monies for disbanding the Armies, &c.; whereas, by a provisional Clause in that Act, the said Mr. Blackston, being a Northumberland Man, and not having Lands above the Value of Twenty Pounds per annum in any other County, ought not to pay any Proportion of Money, by virtue of that Act.

Reversing Egerton's, &c. Decrees.

1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act to reverse several Decrees, made in the Chancery, on the Behalf of Sir Rowland Egerton, &c.

Duke of Lorayne's Agent.

Sir Henry Mildmay acquaints the House, that some Papers were seized by one Waddesworth a Messenger, that is authorized from this House to apprehend Priests: Which Papers were supposed to be the Papers of a suspected Priest, but were indeed belonging to the Duke of Lorayne's Agent; as appeared by his Commission, found amongst those Papers:

It was therefore Ordered, That Sir Hen. Mildmay should take Order, that those Papers should be redelivered to the Agent.

Hoole Parish.

3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act to make the Chapel of Hoole a Parish Church, and no Part of the Parish of Cooston; and, upon Question, passed.

Byerley's Estate.

3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for settling the Manor of Belgrave, and other Lands, in Com' Leicester, upon Wm. Byerley Esquire, and his Heirs, to and for Payment of the Debts of William Davenport Esquire, deceased; upon Question, passed.

Popish Recusants.

Mr. Wheeler reports the Amendments to the Bill, intituled, An Act to prevent Dangers by Popish Recusants, returned from the Lords at a Conference: The which Amendments were twice read; and committed to the former Committee: And they are to meet on Monday at Two post meridiem, in the Exchequer-court.

Loan from the City.

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

The Lords desire a free Conference, by a Committee of both Houses, touching the Forty thousand Pounds to be borrowed of the City, presently, in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House.

Answer returned, by the same Messengers;

This House has taken their Lordships Message into Consideration; and will give a present Meeting, as is desired.

Mr. Treasurer, Sir John Colpepper, Sir Walter Erle, Mr. Hollis, Mr. Carew, Sir Philip Stapleton, Mr. Moore, Sir Wm. Litton, Mr. Glyn, are appointed Reporters of this Conference.

Sir John Colpepper reports from the Conference,

That the Earl of Warwicke said, that their Lordships had sent for the Lord Mayor, &c.; and had proposed unto them the Loan of Forty thousand Pounds, Part of the Sixscore thousand Pounds:- There was but Fifteen thousand Pounds paid:- They had given the Names of them to this House that refused to bring in the Residue for the Loan of Forty thousand Pounds:- The chrefest

Men of the City were gone out of Town; but he would call a Common-hall on Tuesday next, and propound the Loan unto them.

Subsidies by Clergy.

Ordered, That the Act for the Confirmation of the Subsidies granted by the Clergy shall be ready on Monday Morning next at Seven of Clock.

Collecting Poll-money.

Moved, That, if there were not speedily a better Account given of the Lord Mayor and his Officers Diligence and Care, in collecting the Monies payable by the Act for the speedy Provision of Monies for disbanding the Armies, that the Lord Mayor might be sent for to this House, to answer his Neglect herein.