Die Mercurii, 1 Sept. 1641.
Hone's, &c. Pay.
THE humble Petition of Peter Hone Lieutenant
Colonel, Sir Tho. Pygott Knight, Captain Jo.
Bayly, and Captain H. Ashley, recommended to the
House of Commons by his Majesty, was this Day read.
That this House undertook the Payment of the King's
Army on the tenth of Nov.; and do not find, that
these Petitioners were in his Majesty's Pay then, or since;
and therefore do not conceive, that this Petition, or these
Petitioners, do concern any way the Consideration of
The humble Petition of divers Serjeants, whose Names
are subscribed, was read: And it is Ordered, That Mr.
Pay, Sir Wm. Uvedale's Deputy, shall forthwith pay
unto them a Month's Pay, according to the Entertainment of Fourteen Pence per Diem.
The humble Petition of divers of the Inhabitants of
the Town and Parish of Farneham, in the County of
Surry, was read: And Mr. Henry Duncombe Minister,
who subscribed the Petition, was called in.
Ordered, That Herman Sheppheard, complained of in
the Petition, shall be summoned to attend here on
Monday next, to shew by what Authority he hinders the
Continuing a former Lecture in Farnham aforesaid being
upon the Market-day.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Francis Buller shall have leave to
go into the Country, in regard of his Sickness.
Innovations in Religion.
Whereas divers Innovations, in or about the Worship
of God, have been lately practised in this Kingdom, by
injoining some Things, and prohibiting others, without
Warrant of Law, to the great Grievance and Discontent
of his Majesty's Subjects: For the Suppression of such
Innovations, and for Preservation of the public Peace,
it is this Day Ordered by the Commons in Parliament
That the Churchwardens of every Parish Church and
Chapel respectively, do forthwith remove the Communion-table from the East End of the Church, Chapel, or
Chancel, into some other convenient Place; and that
they take away the Rails, and level the Chancels as
heretofore they were before the late Innovations.
That all Crucifixes, Scandalous Pictures of any One or
more Persons of the Trinity, and all Images of the
Virgin Mary, shall be taken away and abolished; and
that all Tapers, Candlesticks, and Basons, be removed
from the Communion-table:
That all corporal Bowing at the Name Jesus, or towards the East End of the Church, Chapel, or Chancel,
or towards the Communion-table, be henceforth forborn:
That the Orders aforesaid be observed in all the several
Cathedral Churches of this Kingdom, and all the collegiate Churches or Chapels in the Two Universities, or
any other Part of the Kingdom; and in the Temple
Church, and the Chapels of the other Inns of Court,
by the Deans of the said Cathedral Churches, by the
Vicechancellors of the said Universities, and by the
Heads and Governors of the several Colleges and
Halls, aforesaid; and by the Benchers and Readers in the
said Inns of Court respectively.
That the Lord's Day shall be duly observed and sanctified; all Dancing, or other Sports, either before or after
Divine Service, be forborn and restrained; and that the
Preaching of God's Word be permitted in the Afternoon,
in the several Churches and Chapels of this Kingdom;
and that Ministers and Preachers be encouraged thereunto:
That the Vicechancellors of the Universities, Heads
and Governors of Colleges, all Parsons, Vicars, Churchwardens, do make Certificates of the Performance of these
Orders: And if the same shall not be observed in any of
the Places afore-mentioned, upon Complaint there of
made to the Two next Justices of Peace, Mayor, or
Head Officers of Cities, or Towns Corporate; it is
Ordered, That the said Justices, Mayor, or other Head
Officer respectively, shall examine the Truth of all such
Complaints, and certify by whose Default the same are
committed: All which Certificates are to be delivered
in Parliament before the Thirtieth of October next.
This Order was presented from the Committee appointed to that Purpose; and put to the Question; and
Resolved, upon the Question, That this Order shall
be presented to the Lords, at a Conference, on Monday
next, for their Assent.
Upon the Question, whether an Addition shall be made
to the former Order, concerning the Debate since arising;
The House was divided.
Sir Ro. Pye,
Tellers for the Yea: With
Sir Tho. Bowyer,
the Yeas, that went forth,
Sir H. Mildmay,
Tellers for the Noe: With
Sir Wm. Massam,
the Noes, that sat,
Resolved, upon the Question, That an Addition shall
be made to the former Order, concerning the Debate
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Committee,
Yesterday appointed to prepare an Order for taking away
all Superstition, shall take into Consideration to propound
unto the House an Addition to the Order for preventing
all Contempt and Abuse of the Book of Common Prayer,
and all tumultuous Disorders that may arise in the Church
thereupon: And are to meet this Afternoon at Four of
Clock, in the Inner Court of Wards.
Money for disbanding Army, &c.
Ordered, That the First Twenty thousand Pounds,
which shall be received by the Commissioners for the
City of London, shall be paid to Sir Wm. Uvedales's Deputy, to be forthwith sent to Yorke for disbanding of the
Army; and that the Sheriff of Norf. shall pay the Pollmoney of that County into the Chamber of London.
Ordered, That the Transmission of those Irish Causes,
that have been formerly reported by Mr. Pimme, shall
be referred to the Care of Mr. Serjeant Wilde, and
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Alderman
Abell shall be bailed, upon the Security of Mark Quisted
Esquire, Wm. Dickins Gent. Geo. Gall Gent. John
Gregory Vintner; the Principal in the Sum of Ten
thousand Pound; the Security in the Sum of Five
thousand Pounds apiece.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Richard Kilvert
shall be bailed, upon the Security of any Four of these
Six Persons following; Thomas Powlett of Melplash, in
the County of Dorsett, Esquire; Charles Cotton, of
Beresford, Esquire; Edward Watkins, Esquire, chief
Searcher of the City of London; Lewes Kirke, of London, Esquire; Roger Kilvert, of London, Merchant;
Jo. Kirke, of London, Merchant; in the Sum of Ten
thousand Pounds; and the Security in the Sum of Five
thousand Pounds apiece.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Ferris, that
caused a menial Servant of Sir Hen. Milmye's to be
arrested, and the Three Bailiffs that arrested him, shall
be bailed, upon reasonable Bail.
Ordered, That the Post-master of Ware, and his Deputy, who are in Custody for Disobeying of Mr. Speaker's
Warrant, shall be bailed upon reasonable Bail.
Ordered, That a Draught for Review of the Pollmoney, be prepared against Monday next, and presented
to this House.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Prisoners, and
such other Committees as were to sit this Afternoon,
shall sit notwithstanding the House doth Adjourn.
Ordered, That the Cause concerning Mr. Fisher shall
be reported on Monday.
Hambleton's &c. Petitions.
Sir Jo. Hotham, Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Pym, Mr. Bodvile, Mr. Crue, Mr. Rous, Sir Jo. Clatworthy, Mr. Solicitor, Sir Symonds D'Ewes, Mr. Vassall, Mr. Cromwell,
Sir Wm. Masham, Mr. Strode, Mr. Bridgman, Mr. Griffith, Sir Jo. Colpeper, Sir Rob. Harley, Sir Geo. Dalston,
Sir Gilbert Pickering, Mr. Moyston, Mr. Tomkins, Mr.
Wheeler, Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr. Whittacres, Sir Edw.
This Committee is to meet To-morrow at Nine of
Clock, in the Inner Court of Wards; to consider of the
several Petitions of Sir Fredericke Hambleton, and the
Petition of the Widow Linche, formerly preferred to the
Committee for Irish Affairs; and, likewise to consider
what Irish Causes are fit to be recommended from this
House, for the Advantage of the Parties, unto the Parliament in Ireland.
It is likewise Ordered, That Mr. Cope's Petition shall
be read; and considered of by this Committee.
The House adjourns itself till Monday next at
Nine of the Clock.