Die Mercurii, 12 Maii, 1641.
Bp. of Eley.
ORDERED, That Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Whistler,
Mr. Whitlocke, Mr. Heblethwaite, be added to the
Committee for the Bishop of Eley: And that Committee
is to meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Court
Attendance dispensed with.
Whereas the Inhabitants of the City of Exon were, by
a former Order from the Committee for Grievances,
summoned to appear before the said Committee; in regard, that their Cause is not likely to be heard this long
time, there being several great Causes in course before it;
and in respect that a Member of this House does undertake, that they shall appear at any time, upon a Week's
Warning; it is therefore ordered, that the said Inhabitants shall have Liberty to repair into the Country, to
follow their Occasions there.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Making of the
Town and Borough of Newport, in the Isle of Wight, a
distinct Parish of itself, from the Vicarage of Carisbrooke, &c.
Mr. Serjeant Hide, Sir Robert Hatton, made the Protestation.
Publishing Sir E. Cooke's Books.
This House doth desire, and hold it fit, that the Heir
of Sir Edward Cooke do publish in Print his Commentary
upon Magna Charta, The Pleas of the Crown, and The
Jurisdiction of Courts, according to the Intention of the
said Sir Edward Cooke: And that none but the Heir of the
said Sir Edward Cooke, or he that shall be authorized by
him, do presume o publish in Print any of the foresaid
Copies or Books.
Mr. Fr. Drake, made the Protestation.
It was this Day moved, That the Transmission of the
Votes of the Ship-money, and Mr. Solicitor's Speech to
the Lords thereupon, be printed, according to the former
Sir Christopher Hatton made the Protestation.
Proceedings against Aston.
The Case of Painswicke, in the Country of Gloucester,
was this Day reported.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Wm. Aston, the
Vicar of Painswicke, is a common Hunter of Alehouses,
a common Drunkard, a frequent Attempter upon the
Chastity of Women; and therefore altogether unfit to
continue Vicar there, or to have or hold any Benefice or
Promotion in the Church.
Ordered, That this Case shall be transmitted to the
Lords, along with that of Mr. Edward Finch, and others.
Deans and Chapters.
The Deans and Chapters were called in. Doctor
Bargoune spoke first.
The Petitions from the Universities; a Latin Letter
from Cambridge; the Petitions from the Church of
Cant', and the Tenants of that Church, and the Officers and Members of the said Church; were this Day
A Message from the Lords, by J. Foster, and J.
The Lords have sent us with this Message:
They have sent down the Bill for Abbreviation of Michaelmas Term; they have read it thrice; and assent
unto it, with these Amendments; and desire it may be
The Amendments to the Bill for Michaelmas Term
were thrice read; and the Bill, with the Amendments,
passed, upon the Question.
Proceedings concerning Ly. Shelly.
A Letter directed to the Lady Shelly was read; and
thereupon this Committee was named:
Ordered, That Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir John Francklyn, Mr. Tomkins, Mr. Law. Whitakers, Mr. Perd, do
presently repair to the House of the Lady Shelly; to
search her House; to examine her concerning a Letter
brought to this House, and directed to her; and concerning such other Matters as they in their Judgments shall
think fit; and such of her Servants, as they shall think
Recusants, Arms, &c.
Moved, That a Conference be had with the Lords,
concerning a Proclamation to be set forth, to enjoin all
Men, upon some Penalties, to make known what Arms
they have in their Custody of any other Persons, but
especially of Recusants.
That the prime Persons of the Romish Religion may
be seized, and delivered, as publick Hostages, into the
Custody of the Power of the County.
A Commission to issue forth to Men of Quality in the
several Counties, for the Disarming of Papists.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Bill concerning the Protestation do meet this Afternoon, in the
Court of Wards.
House to meet.
Ordered, That the House meet this Afternoon, at Two
Persons to attend.
Ordered, That Doctor Burgesse and Doctor Hackett,
and the rest, attend here this Afternoon.
Priests and Jesuits.
Ordered, That Warrants shall be directed, under Mr.
Speaker's Hand, to Richard Deane, Fra. Newton, John
Gray, Christopher Jenkes, James Waddsworth, Thomas
Mayo, Rich. Parker, Francis Longuevile, John Vesey,
Alsop Crosse, Charles Wright, thereby requiring and anthorizing them, and every of them, to seize and apprehend
all Jesuits and Romish Priests, within the Cities of London,
Westminster, the Suburbs and Liberties, and in all other
Places and Counties whatsoever, within the Dominions of
England and Wales; and, them so seized, to take Course
that they be committed to Prison, there to remain in
safe Custody, till the Pleasure of the House be further
known: And it is also ordered, that the Mayors, Sheriffs,
Bailiffs, Constables, and other his Majesty's Officers and
Liege People, within the Counties and Places aforesaid,
be assistant to the Bearers hereof in the Execution and
Performance of the said Warrants.
WHEREAS the Committee for SirLewis Dive
was appointed to sit onFriday next,to consider of the petitions concerning the Election for Carnarvonshire; and likewise the Petitions, of the Sheriff of the said Shire,of John Griffith and Wm. Thomas, Esquires, concerning
the Election for the said County, and other Businesses thereupon depending: It is now Ordered, That the said Committee sit To-morrow in the Afternoon, in the Court of Requests, to consider of the Businesses and Matters aforesaid.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Popish Hierarchy do meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Two of
Clock, in the Treasury-chamber; and that Browne, who
was made a close Prisoner, by the Order of this House,
may have the Liberty of the Prison.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to treat with
Persons concerning the Lending of Monies do meet this
An Explanation, brought from the Committee for the
Bill for the Protestation was this Day reported; and,
upon the Question, ordered, in hæc Verba:
Resolved, upon the Question, That whereas some
Doubts have been raised by several Persons, out of this
House, concerning the Meaning of these Words contained in the Protestation lately made by the Members
of this House, viz. "the true reformed Protestant
Religion, expressed in the Doctrine of the Church of
England, against all Popery and Popish Innovations
within this Realm, contrary to the same Doctrine:"
This House doth declare, that by those Words was and
is meant only, the publick Doctrine professed in the said
Church, so far as it is opposite to Popery, and Popish
Innovations; and that the said Words are not to be extended to the Maintaining of any Form of Worship,
Discipline, or Government; nor of any Rites or Ceremonies of the said Church of England.
Deans and Chapters.
Doctor Burgesse called in; and said, That he did
agree in the Five Propositions named by the Deans and
Chapters; but whether Deans and Chapters, as they
now stand, conduce to those Ends, is the Doubt; if
they do not, whether they may not be employed to some
other Way, that does conduce to those Ends, is likewise
Ordered, That the further Debate concerning Deans
and Chapters be resumed on Wednesday next at Nine of
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Four hundred
thousand Pounds shall be raised proportionably upon the
Resolved, &c. That this proportionable Rate, for the
Raising of the Four hundred thousand Pounds, shall be
assessed by the Rule of the Subsidies 35° Eliz.
It was declared by the House, and assented unto by
the Knights that serve for Cumberland and Westmorland,
that those Counties shall be rated and assessed, proportionably to former Subsidies, to the Raising of the Four
hundred thousand Pounds.
Ordered, That the House shall be resolved into a Committee, to consider of the great Businesses of the Kingdom, according to former Orders.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Hide called to the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Upon Mr. Hide's Report from the Committee, it was
Resolved, upon the Question, that the Four hundred
thousand Pounds, agreed on, shall be raised by way
Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning at Nine of Clock,
the House be resolved into a Committee; and shall take
into further Debate this Business concerning the Providing of Monies.