House of Commons Journal Volume 2
15 June 1641


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'House of Commons Journal Volume 2: 15 June 1641', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 2: 1640-1643 (1802), pp. 176. URL: Date accessed: 25 October 2014.


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Die Martis, 15 Junii, 1641.


Sutton Marsh Tythes.

ORDERED, That whereas Dr. Tompson has preferred his Petition to this House, concerning the Tythes of Sutton Marsh, detained from him by an Injunction in the Court of Exchequer; where the Cause is depending, and ready for Publication; but the Barons deny all Proceedings before them, in regard the Cause is depending in this House; that the Barons shall be required to grant a Commission of Sequestration of the Profits and Tythes of Sutton Marsh, into safe Hands, till this House shall have Time to consider of the Business, and to take further Order therein: And that the Tenants and Occupiers shall pay the said Tythes to the said Sequestrators, from time to time, till further Order be taken herein.

Restoring late E. of Strafford's Children.

1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Restoring, in Blood and Honour, Sir Wm. Wentworth Knight, and the rest of the Children of the late Earl of Strafford; and the Settling of the Lands and Tenements of the said late Earl of Strafford, upon his Heirs, &c.

Rate of Taxes.

Resolved, upon the Question, That Officers, shall be taxed for their Offices, according to the Discretion of the Commissioners.

Resolved, &c. That a special Commission shall be directed to the Isle of Wight.

Resolved, &c. That the Money laid upon Officers shall be Surplusage Money.

Resolved, &c. That the Rating of the Lands of Colleges, and Hospitals, and Free-schools, shall be left to the Discretion of the Commissioners.

Resolved, &c. That the Goods of Colleges shall not be taxed.

Resolved, &c. That the Lands belonging to the Cinque Ports shall not be rated.

Resolved, upon the Question, That the Cinque Ports, within their Corporations, shall be charged for their personal Estate, according to the Discretion of the Commissioners.

Resolved, &c. That the Tax upon the personal Estate, within the Cinque Ports, shall be Surplusage.

Ordered, That the Committee for the Bill of Subsidies meet this Afternoon at Two of Clock post meridiem.

Tonage and Poundage.

Ordered, That the Bill for Tonage and Poundage shall be read To-morrow Morning at Nine of Clock.

Persons committed.

Ordered, That Captain Pollard shall be sent Prisoner to the King's-bench, and Col. Ashburnham to the Gatehouse.

Abolishing Episcopacy.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Mr. Hide called to the Chair.

And the Committee proceeded to consider of the Bill concerning Episcopacy.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

House to sit.

A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Attorney and Serjeant Glanvile.

The Lords intend to sit this Afternoon; and desire, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House, that they would do so likewise.

Answer returned by the same Messengers;

This House has taken their Lordships Message into Consideration, and are resolved to sit this Afternoon, as is desired.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Mr. Hide called to the Chair.


Sir John Hotham reports the Letter to the Army.

Abolishing Episcopacy.

Ordered, That the House be resolved into a Committee, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, further to consider of the Bill, intituled, An Act for the utter Abolishing and Taking away of all Archbishops, Bishops, &c.

Post Meridiem

Jacobson's &c. Nat.

2da vice lecta est Billa, AN Act for the Naturalizing of Rombont Jacobson, Leonard Leonards, Jo. Strode, Andrew Wanley, Valentine Wanely, and Peter Rochforte; upon Question, committed to the Committee first appointed for Naturalization.

The Protestation.

Ordered, That the Committee for the Bill to compel the Taking of the Protestation shall sit To-morrow at Two of the Clock, in the usual Place.

Preaching against the Protestation, &c.

Moved, That Allen Blany, a Minister, should be summoned to attend this House To-morrow Morning, to give Answer to such Matters, as shall be objected against him, touching his preaching against the Protestation made by this House; withal affirming, that the Parliament is able to confirm a Law, but not to make a Law, to bind his Conscience; and for offering a Protestation of his own, to make good the Thirty-nine Articles; to which he subscribed his Hand; and left it with the Churchwardens.

And further moved, that the Churchwardens might be here also, to attend.

Disbanding the Armies.

A Message from the Lords, by J. Heath and Serjeant * *;

The Lords desire a Conference, and a free Debate, by a Committee of both Houses, touching the Message they received from this House, concerning the Disbanding the Armies, presently, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House, in the Painted Chamber.

Abolishing Episcopacy.

Ordered, That so soon as the Conference shall be ended, the House shall return and resume the Consideration of the Bill concerning Episcopacy.-


Answer returned by the same Messengers; that the House has taken into Consideration their Lordships Message; and will give a present Meeting, as is desired.

The Reporters of the Conference Yesterday were made Managers and Reporters of this Conference.

Abolishing Episcopacy.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Mr. Hide called to the Chair.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Upon Mr. Hide's Report from the Grand Committee, it was by the House,

Resolved, upon the Question, That all Deans, Deans and Chapters, Archdeacons, Prebendaries, Chanters, Canons and Petty Canons, and their Officers, shall be utterly abolished, and taken away out of the Church.

Resolved, upon the Question, That all the Lands, taken by this Bill from Deans and Chapters, shall be employed to the Advancement of Learning and Piety; Provision being had and made, that his Majesty be no Loser in his Rents, First-fruits, and other Duties: And a competent Maintenance shall be made to the several Persons concerned, if such Persons appear not peccant and Delinquents to this House.

Ordered, That on Thursday Morning at Nine of Clock, the House shall be resolved into a Committee to proceed with the Bill concerning Episcopacy.