Die Lunæ, primo 1 Novembris, 1641.
ORDERED, That Mr. Pimme, Mr. Purye, Mr.
Hotham, Mr. Mathewes, Mr. Millington, Mr.
Cholmeley, be added to the Committee for the Pollmoney.
Ordered, That Mr. Hebblethwayte, Mr. Rowse, Mr.
Bond, Mr. Whittacre, be added to the Committee for
the Five new Bishops.
Ordered, That the Petition of the several Towns of
Eaststretford, Workesopp, Blythe, &c. in the County of
Not. and the State of the Accounts of the Billet-money
owing unto them, be referred to the Consideration of
the Committee for the Poll-money.
Rebellion in Ireland.
Memorandum. This Day the Lord Keeper, Lord
Privy Seal, Lord High Chamberlain, Earl Marshall,
Lord Admiral, Lord Chamberlain, Earl of Bath, Earl of
Dorsett, Earl of Leicester, Earl of Warrick, Earl of
Holland, Earl of Berks, Earl of Bristoll, Lord Viscount
Say & Seale, Lord Mandevile, Lord Goring, Lord Willmott, all Lords of his Majesty's Most Honourable Privy
Council, came into this House; and informed it of
certain Intelligences, that were lately come, of a great
Treason, and general Rebellion, of the Irish Papists in
Ireland; and a Design of cutting off all the Protestants
in Ireland; and seizing all the King's Forts there.
The Letters and Examinations, that express the Nature of these Treasons, and the Manner of the Discovery, were all read publickly here, by the Clerk, in
the Presence of the Lords of the Council; who had
Chairs set them purposely; and, after they had been
here a little while, Mr. Speaker desired them to sit, and
Ordered, That the House be forthwith resolved into
a Committee, to take into Consideration the Matter this
Day offered, concerning the Rebellion in Ireland; and
likewise to provide for the Safety of both Kingdoms.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Whittlock called to the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Sir John Clotworthy is appointed to go to the Lords,
to desire a Conference, by a Committee of both Houses,
so soon as may stand with their Lordships Occasions,
concerning the Troubles now risen in Ireland.
Mr. Whitlock reports from the Grand Committee, the
Heads resolved by the Committee to be the Heads of
the Conference desired with the Lords:
The Heads were particularly put to the Questions;
and assented unto, to be Heads of the Conference; as
Resolved, upon the Question, That Fifty thousand
Pounds shall be forthwith provided.
Resolved, upon the Question, That a Conference be
desired with the Lords, to move them, that a select
Committee of the Members of both Houses, may be
appointed to go to the City of London, and make a
Declaration unto them of the State of the Business in
Ireland; and to acquaint them, that the Lending of
Monies at this time will be an acceptable Service to the
Commonwealth: And that they propose unto them the
Loan of Fifty thousand Pounds; and to assure them,
that they shall be secured, both for the Principal and
Interest, by Act of Parliament.
Resolved, upon the Question, That another Head of
this Conference shall be, to desire the Lords, that a
select Committee may be named, of both Houses, to
consider of the Affairs of Ireland; and of the Raising
and Sending of Men and Ammunition from hence into
Ireland; and of the Repairing of the Lord Lieutenant of
Ireland thither; and of a Declaration of both Houses of
Parliament, to be sent into Ireland: And that this Committee may have Power to open such Pacquets as come
out of Ireland, or go from hence thither.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Owen Connelles,
who discovered this great Treason in Ireland, shall have
Five hundred Pounds presently paid him, and Two
hundred Pounds per Annum Pension, until Provision be
made of Inheritance of a greater Value; and to be recommended to the Lord Lieutenant General of Ireland,
for some Preferment there.
Resolved, upon the Question, To desire the Lords,
that a Committee of their House may be nominated, to
take the further Examination of Owen Connelles, upon
Oath, upon such Interrogatories as shall be offered unto
them by a Committee of this House, and in the Presence
of that Committee.
Isle of Weight.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Custody of the
Isle of Weight, for the present, may be sequestred into
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Persons of
Papists of Quality, in the several Counties of this Kingdom, where they reside, may be secured: And that such
English Papists as have, within One Year last past,
removed themselves into Ireland, except the Lord of
St. Albons, and such other Persons as have an ancient
Estate and Habitation there, may, by Proclamation, be
commanded to return hither, within One Month after
the Proclamation there published; or else some Course
be taken, by Act of Parliament, for Confiscation of
Mr. Whittlock, Mr. Pimme, Sir John Clotworthy, Mr.
Hollis, are appointed Managers of this Conference.
Sir John Clotworthy brings Answer, that their Lordships will give a present Meeting, as is desired.
Person to attend.
Ordered, That * Anthill, Master of the Inn called
the Bush, at Bagshotts, be summoned forthwith to attend this House; and that he bring with him the Party
that this House is informed of travels between the West
Parts and London, as a private Post, if he be now in the
Town; or otherwise, that he leave Order, from this
House, with the Constable of that Town, that he make
Stay of him; and seize his Pacquets; and give the
House speedy Notice thereof; and expect the farther
Order of this House herein.
Resolved, upon the Question, That a Conference shall
be desired with the Lords, To-morrow Morning, concerning the Dissolving of the House of the Capucins;
and the speedy Sending of them away, according to the
former Desires of this House.
Resolved, That another Head shall be, to desire, that
the Ambassadors may be sent to, from both Houses, to
deliver up such Priests, of the King's Subjects, as are
in their Houses.
Queen's Priests, &c.
Resolved, That another Head shall be, to desire, that
a List may be brought in of the Queen's Priests, and
other her Servants: and that a List may likewise be
brought in of the Prince's Servants; and of all such as
are about the rest of the King's Children.
Proclamation concerning Strangers.
Resolved, upon the Question; That another Head
shall be, to desire, that a Proclamation may issue forth,
commanding, that all Strangers, that are not of the Protestant Religion, do deliver in Tickets of their Names,
and an Account of their Stay here, within Two Days after
the Issuing forth of the Proclamation, or else depart the
Kingdom forthwith; and likewise requiring, that all Innkeepers, and others, that entertain Lodgers, do give in
Tickets of the Names of all such as lodge in their Houses,
within Two Days, likewise, after the Issuing forth of the
said Proclamation: and that these Tickets be given, by
those in the City, to the Lord Mayor and Aldermen of
the several Wards respectively; and by those of Midd.
and Surrey, and the other Places within Ten Miles, to
the Justices next adjoining to the Place of their Residence: And this Order to extend to the City of London,
and Ten Miles about.
Person sent for.
Resolved, upon the Question, That if Monsieur Monsigott shall not appear here To-morrow Morning by Ten
of Clock, upon the former Summons, that then he shall
be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent.
Persons going to Ireland.
Ordered, That no Person whatsoever, except such as
are known to go by way of Merchandize, shall be admitted to go over into Ireland, without Certificate from the
Committee of both Houses appointed to consider of the
Affairs of Ireland; or of the Lord Lieutenant General
of Ireland: And the Customers, and other his Majesty's
Officers, of the several Ports, are required to suffer none
to pass without such Certificate.
A Message from the Lords, by Baron Henden and J.
The Lords desire a Conference, by a Committee of
both Houses presently, in the Painted Chamber, if it
may stand with the Conveniency of this House, concerning the Matter of the last Conference.
Answer returned, by the same Messengers; that this
House has taken their Lordships Message into Consideration; and will give a present Meeting, as is desired.
Mr. Hollis, Mr. Pym, Sir Tho. Barrington, Sir John
Clotworthy, Mr. Perpoint, Sir Hugh Chomley, Mr. Whitlock, are appointed Reporters of this Conference.