Die Jovis, 24 Decembr. 1640.
vice lecta AN Act for the Naturalization of William
Wright, of London, Merchant.
Abuses in Elections.
vice lecta, An Act for the Reformation of Abuses
vice lecta, An Act concerning the Stannary Courts
and Tin-workers in the County of Devon.
Ordered, That Tho. Baites be inserted into the former
Order for summoning of Baites, Faireside, and Greene, to
be examined before the Committee for the unlawful
Levying of Monies for Carriage of Ship-timber, &c.
Levying Money by Musqueteers, &c.
Sir A. Irby, Sir H. Milmay, Mr. Sutton, Mr. Owfield,
Sir Edw. Aiskew, Sir Tho. Hutchinson, Sir Ch. Wray,
Mr. Kirton, Mr. Millington, Mr. Martyn, the Knights
and Burgesses of Yorkeshire, the Burgesses of Barwick
This Committee is to take into Consideration the Levying of Monies by Musqueteers, complained of in this
House; and the unlawful Levying of Monies, for the
Carriage of Ship-timber, in the North Riding of the
County of Yorke; and the Levying of Monies under
Pretence of the Provision for the King's Magazine: And
they have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers,
Books, Records, or any thing else that may conduce to
the Business; and are to meet on Thursday next, at Two
of Clock, in the Exchequer-chamber.
Person to be kept in Custody.
Ordered, That Alderman Abell shall be kept in the
Serjeant's Custody, with a strict Hand, till his Cause
shall have received a full Hearing.
Ordered, That Directions be forthwith given to the
Justices of Peace of all the several Counties, to make
strict Inquiry after Recusants; and if any Man, upon
such Inquiry, shall refuse to make known, either his own
Name, or the Name of his Servants, or Lodgers, to send
such Party, so refusing, forthwith to Prison, till he find
Sureties for his good Behaviour.
And it is likewise Ordered, That if any man, upon
any such Inquiry, shall pretend himself to be protected
by the Privilege of Parliament, that then Certificate be
returned hither, of his Name that so pretends, and of the
Name of him by whom he claims this Privilege: And the
Knights for the several Counties are to have Copies of
this Order, and to send them to the Justices of Peace of
the several Counties for which they serve.
Mr. Maynard's Report.
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East Greensteed Election.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Election of
Mr. Robert Goodwyn, for One of the Burgesses for the
Borough of East Greensteed in the County of Sussex, is
good: And thereupon he was called in.
Reports to be made, &c.
By Order, Wednesday Morning next is appointed for so
many of the Reports to be made, from the several Committees, as the Time will then permit: And Mr. Pimme
is ordered in the first Place, to make report immediately
to the House, from the Sub-committee for Irish Affairs,
of the Causes concerning the Lord Montnorris, the Lord
Dillon, the late Chancellor of Ireland, and the Earl of
Kildare: And those that are in the Chairs for the several
Committees, shall consider what Petitions they have in
their Hands, that may conduce to the Charges of the
Earl of Straford, Lord Archbishop of Cant', Lord
Keeper, the Judges, and the Bishops of Elye, and Bath
and Welles; and to present them to the several Committees that are to draw up those Charges.
Ordered, That the Sub-committee for Irish Affairs do
meet on Tuesday next in the Afternoon, at Two of
Clock, in the Exchequer-chamber.
Bp. of Bath and Welles.
Resolved, upon the Question, That, upon the several
Informations and Complaints to this House, made against
William Piers, Bishop of Bath and Welles, of divers
heinous Crimes, tending to the Corruption and Subversion of the Religion in that Diocese, and other Misdemeanours of a high Nature, a Message shall be sent to
the Lords, to desire them to take Security, by himself
and others, to be forth coming, and to stand to, and abide,
the Judgment of Parliament.
Sir H. Mildmay to go up with this Message.
Ordered, That Jo. Gawen, of Westbury, in the County
of Wilteshire, Tanner, be forthwith sent for, as a Deiinquent, by the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House,
to answer his Contempt, in serving or causing a Subpæna to be served upon Mr. Wheeler, a Member of this
House; he well knowing, that the said Mr. Wheeler is a
Member, he being present, and setting his Hand as a
Witness to the Indenture of his Election.
Relief of Northern Counties.
It is Ordered, That the English Lord Commissioners,
appointed to treat with the Scottish Commissioners, shall
have Power, by virtue of this Order, to receive Twenty-five thousand Pounds from the City of London, and Five
thousand Pounds from Sir William Uvedall, to be disposed
of for the Relief of the Northern Counties: And it is
farther ordered, That Sir William Uvedall, and the City
of London respectively, shall be authorized hereby to make
Payment of those several Sums; and, for their so doing,
this shall be their Discharge.
vice lecta, An Act for Yearly Holding of Parliaments.
Ordered, That the House be resolved into a Committee to debate the Bill of Subsidies.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Whistler took the Chair.
Mr. Speaker reassumed the Chair.
vice lecta, An Act for the Relief of the King's
Army, and the Northern Parts of this Realm.
Army Supply, &c.
It is Ordered, That of those Monies, that Sir William
Uvedale hath received of Mr. Harrison, that he send down
Sixteen thousand Pounds to the Army, to be disposed of
by my Lord General's Order; and that he forthwith pay
to the Paymaster of Barwick, or his Assigne, Three
thousand Pounds; and to the Paymaster of Carlisle One
thousand Pounds; whose Acquittances for the same shall
be his sufficient Discharge.
Charge against Rateliffe.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to draw up
the Charge against the Earl of Straford, shall have Power
to examine Witnesses concerning Sir Geo. Ratcliffe, and
to prepare a Charge against him, and to present it to
Charges against the Judges.
Ordered, That the Committees appointed to prepare
the Charges against the Judges, and the Vote for the
Ship-money, shall present the same to this House at their
first Sitting, if they shall be then ready.
Ordered, That Tho. Horth, and all others, who, in the
Custom-house of London, or any other Place or Port, do
detain Salt, by Colour of Letters Patents granted to Tho.
Horth, or others, Privy Seal, or any other Warrant for
Impositions newly laid on Salt, do forthwith deliver the
said Salt to the Owners thereof, without any Payment,
till further Order be taken by this House: And that
Tho. Horth, and others, Patentees, and their Agents, and
all other Patentees for Salt, and their Agents, and the
Officers of the Custom-house of London, and all others,
that, in any Place or Port do demand the Imposition of
Three Shillings and Four-pence for every Weigh of Salt
employed in Fishery, Ten Shillings the Weigh for Land
Vent, and Forty-eight Shillings the Weigh for foreign
Salt imported, by Colour of Letters Patents, Privy Seal,
or by any other Warrant or Authority whatsoever, do,
from henceforth, forbear to take any of those Impositions,
until farther Order be taken by this House.
Salt, &c. Patents.
Ordered, That the Committee for Salt, Soap, Wine,
and Leather, shall take into Consideration, what Profit
the several Projectors, and Patentees, for these several
Monopolies, have made out of them; and what Profits
have accrued to the King by them, and what Disadvantage
to the Subject; and what Persons have been molested,
and vexed, by reason of them; and to think of some Reparations and Redress to be made to the Parties so vexed
Sir H. Mildmay * * * *
The House does adjourn itself till Tuesday Morning
next at Seven of Clock; reserving to the Committees,
Liberty of sitting, notwithstanding this Adjournment.