Die Mercurii, 16 Decembr. 1640.
MR. Coke, Mr. Ellis, Sir Geo. Dalston, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, are added to the Committee for Mr.
Borlacy and Mr. Hobby: And this Committee, now sine
die, is to meet To-morrow at Two of Clock in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer-court.
The Sub-committee, for Mr. Poole's Business, is made
a select Committee, from this House; with the Addition
of Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Dutton, Mr. Young,
Mr. Paulwheele; and with Power to assign and hear Counsel; and to receive all Petitions, that may have Relation
to this Business.
The Petition of John Clayton, Counsellor at Law, read;
and referred to the Committee for Deputy Lieutenants.
Complaint against Georges.
The whole Matter concerning Mr. Jo. Georges, a
Member of this House, is re-committed to the same Committee, formerly appointed to examine the Complaint,
exhibited here, against the said Mr. George; with Power
to send for the Patent of Conservacy, and the Patent for
Amerciaments; and are to deliver their Opinions to the
House, upon the whole Matter; And they are likewise
to take into Consideration all Patents and Commissions
whatsoever, concerning the pretended Conservacy of Waters: And are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, at
Two of Clock in the Exchequer-court: And there are
added to this Committee Sir Tho. Widdrington, Mr. Cage,
Sir Edmund Mountfort, Mr. Whittlock, Mr. Hill, Mr.
Palmer, Sir Robert Pye, Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr.
Hodges, Sir Ch. Wray, Mr. Maynard, Sir A. Ingram, Mr.
White, Sir Jo. Colpepper, Mr. Fettyplace, Mr. Martyn,
Mr. Partridge, Sir Guy Palmes, Mr Capell, Mr. Allinson,
Mr. Ashton, Mr. Sutton, Mr. Mountague, The Knights
and Burgesses for Gloucester, Berks, Hunt', and Worcester.
Mr. Maynard reports from the Committee for Privileges, the Case of Bramber in Sussex:
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Upon this Report, it was
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Election of Sir
Edw. Bishopp, for One of the Burgesses for the Borough
of Bramber in Sussex, is void:
That the Election of Mr. Anslow, for One of the Burgesses for the Borough of Bramber, is likewise void:
That Sir Edw. Bishopp is uncapable of any Election, to
be a Member of this House, for this Parliament.
Ordered, A Warrant to issue forth, under Mr. Speaker's
Hand, directed to the Clerk of the Crown, for a new
Writ for a new Election of a Burgess, to serve in this
present Parliament for the said Town of Bramber.
Person sent for.
Ordered, That John Bramsden, for his Abuses offered,
in his Answers, to the Committee for Privileges, be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent, by the Serjeant at Arms
attending on this House.
Mauleverer's, &c. Petition.
The Petition of Mr. Mauleverer, and Mr. Moyser, is
referred to the Committee, that is appointed to prepare
the Charge against the Lord Keeper, and the Judges.
Committees to meet.
The Committee for the King's Army, and the Committee for the Bill of Subsidies, are to meet this Afterternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Exchequer-court.
The Burgesses for London are intreated to acquaint the
City, from this House, that this House doth intend, with
all the Speed and Care they can, the Expediting of the
Bill of Subsidies.
Treaty with Scotland.
A Message from the Lords, by the Two Chief Justices;
The Lords do desire a Conference presently, in the
Painted Chamber, if it may stand with the Convenience
of this House, by a Committee of both Houses, touching
the Treaty of the weighty Affairs with the Scots.
Answer returned, by the same Messengers, that this
House has taken into Consideration the Message from
the Lords; and they are now in the Debate of a great
Business; and will send Answer, by Messengers of their
own, in convenient Time.
Ecclesiastical Canons, &c.
Resolved, upon the Question, Nullo contradicente, That
these Canons and Constitutions Ecclesiastical treated upon
by the Archbishops of Cant' and Yorke, Presidents of
the Convocations for the respective Provinces of Cant'
and Yorke, and the rest of the Bishops and Clergy of
those Provinces, and agreed upon, with the King's
Majesty's Licence, in their several Synods, begun at
London and Yorke, in the Year 1640, do contain in them
many Matters contrary to the King's Prerogative, to the
fundamental Laws and Statutes of the Realm, to the
Right of Parliaments, to the Property and Liberty of
the Subjects, and Matters tending to Sedition, and of
Resolved, upon the Question, Nullo contradicente, That
the several Grants of the Benevolence, or Contribution,
granted to his most Excellent Majesty, by the Clergy of
the Provinces of Cant' and Yorke, in the several Convocations, or Synods, holden at London and Yorke, Anno
Domini, 1640, are contrary to the Laws, and ought not
to bind the Clergy.
Mr. Pimme, Mr. Hollys, Sir Fr. Seymour, Sir W. Erle,
Sir Jo. Hotham, Sir Guy Palmes, Sir Edw. Hungerford,
Mr. Bagshawe, Sir H. Anderson, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Grimston,
Sir M. Fleetewood, Sir Jo. Strangewayes, Mr. Hampden,
Mr. Nath. Fines, Sir Edw. Deering, Sir Tho. Barrington,
Sir Ro. Harley, Mr. Young, Mr. A. Goodwyn, Mr.
Strangewayes, Sir Wm. Litton, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir
Hugh Cholmeley, Sir Oliver Luke, Mr. Perd, Sir Ro.
Howard, Mr. Coke, Mr. White, Mr. Rigby, Sir Tho.
Widrington, Mr. Palmer, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Whistler,
Mr. Pelham, Mr. St. Johns, Mr. Rogers, Mr. Whitlock,
This Committee is to prepare the several Votes concerning the new Canons, and to make them ready for
this House, to present the same to the Lords; and to
consider and examine who were the Promoters of these
new Canons, and who the principal Actors; and what
Execution has been made upon them, and by whom; and
to consider how far, in particular, the Lord Archbishop
of Cant' has been an Actor in all the Proceedings of
them; and farther, to examine, how far he has been an
Actor in the great Design of the Subversion of the Laws
of the Realm, and of the Religion; and to prepare and
draw up a Charge against Him, and such others, as shall
appear Offenders in these Particulars: And have Power
to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Books, Records,
and to do any other Act, which they, in their Judgments, shall think fit, to conduce to this Business; and
are to meet this Afternoon, at Four of Clock, in the Starchamber.
Sir Ben. Rudyard, Sir Tho. Roe, Sir Ro. Pye, are added
to Mr. Poole's Committee.