Die Martis, 6 Julii, 1641.
HENRY Gany took the Oaths of Allegiance and
Supremacy; having a Bill of Naturalization.
Exacting Fees from Sheriffs.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act against the unjust Exactions of * * Fees and Gratuities, exacted of Sheriffs.
2da vice lecta est Billa, prodicta; and, upon Question,
committed unto Sir Arthur Ingram, Sir Wm. Strickland,
Sir Walter Erle, Sir Guy Palmes, Sir Sam. Rolle, Mr.
Tomkins, Mr. Kinge, * Mountfort, Mr. Crue, * Griffith,
Mr. Waller, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir John Wray, Sir
Anth. Irby, Sir Rich. Buller, Lord Falkland, Mr. Capell,
Mr. Robert Goodwin, Sir Geo. Dalston, * Dutton, *
Playton, Mr. Moore, Mr. Shuttleworth, Mr. Bodevile, *
Woodhowse, Mr. Whistler, Sir Martin Lomley, Mr. Bond,
* Ambrose Brown, * * * Hales, * * Mr. Reignolds, *
Lister: And all, that will come, are to have Voices, at
this Committee; and are to meet in the Star-chamber, on
Friday next at Two post mcridiem; and are to take into
Consideration the Oaths that Sheriffs take, before they
come to their Office, and at their going out; and the
Sheriffs Selling of their Under Sheriffs Places: And have
Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records, &c.
Ordered, That Mr. Bagshawe present the Transmission,
concerning Mr. Walker, To-morrow Morning at Eight
Ordered, That John Earl of Peterborough shall have
Liberty to examine Witnesses, in a Cause depending
between him and the Lord Mounson, a Member of this
House, in the Court of Wards; unless the said Lord
Mounson shall shew good Cause to the Contrary, between
this and Monday next.
Impeachment of the Judges.
Lord Wenman is appointed to go up to the Lords, to
desire a Conference with their Lordships, so soon as it
may stand with their Conveniency, concerning the Transmission of the Articles of Impeachment against the Judges.
Lords reminded of Bills.
To put the Lords in mind of the Bills, concerning
Recusants, and Pluralities:
1. Against Incroachments:
2. For regulating the Office of the Clerk of the Market:
3. For dividing the Parish Church of Plymouth, and
erecting a new Church there.
Fees in Courts.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for avoiding unjust and
unlawful Fees and Exactions, in Judges, Officers, and
Ministers, in Courts of Justice.
Fees to Collectors.
Ordered, That the Committee concerning Fees to be
allowed to Collectors sit this Afternoon, at Two post meridiem, in the Court of Wards.
Sir J. Thynne, &c.
Ordered, That the Business concerning Sir James
Thynne, a Member of this House, and Mr. Thynne his
Brother, be considered of on Friday Morning next.
Ordered, That the Petition of Sir Fredericke Hamelton
shall be proceeded upon, One of the Thre Days assigned
to the Committe for Irish Affairs, for the Business of
Londonderry, if there shall be any Opportunity upon any
One of those Days; otherwise, the Committee may appoint another Day for that Petition.
The humble Petition of the Burgesses and Inhabitants of
New Windsore, whose Names are hereunto annexed, was
this Day read, and upon Question, committed unto the
Committee for Privileges.
Message to Lords.
Ordered, That Mr. Strode do go to the Lords with
To desire their Lordships, that the select Committee,
concerning the Ten Propositions, may meet, and sit de
die in diem.
The Ten Propositions.
This Day Mr. Pym presented, to be kept as a Record of this House, the Ten Propositions, delivered by
him at a Conference with the Lords.
Security of the Subject.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for securing the Subjects
of this Realm from all unlawful Restraints, Imprisonments, Attendance, Confinements of their Persons, by
the Lords, and others of the Privy-council, and other
Officers and Members.
Answer from Lords.
Lord Wenman brings Answer from the Lords, that their
Lordships are now in Agitation of Business of great Consequence, that import the Safety of the Kingdom: They
intend to sit this Afternoon; and desire this House would
do the like: And that, at Three of Clock, they will give a
Meeting, by a Committee of both Houses: And, as touching the Bills, they will give them all convenient Expedition: And that the Bill concerning Pluralities stands
committed to a Committee of the whole House.
Ordered, That the Sub-committee shall report to the
Grand Committee, the Bill concerning Episcopacy, on
Thursday Morning next.
Privilege-Prosecution of Members.
Mr. Glyn reports the Business concerning the Breach of
Privilege of tertio Caroli- Mr. Hollis, Mr. Strode, Mr.
Upon the whole Matter of the Report, it was Resolved,
upon the Question, by the Committee (the which Resolutions were first read, by the Reporter; and then put to
the Question, severally) and, by the House, resolved, as
1. That the Issuing out of the Warrants, from the Lords
and others of the Privy-council, compelling Mr. Hollis,
and the rest of the Members of that Parliament, 3 Car.
during that Parliament, to appear before them, is a Breach
of the Privilege of Parliament, by those Privy Councellors.
2. That the Committing of Mr. Hollis and the rest of
the Lords and others of the Privy-council, during the Parliament, is a Breach of the Privilege of Parliament, by
those Lords and others.
3. That the Searching and Sealing of the Chamber,
Study and Papers, of Mr. Hollis, Mr. Selden, and Sir
John Elliott, being Members of this House, and during the
Parliament, and Issuing of Warrants to that Purpose, was
a Breach of the Privilege of Parliament, and by those
4. That the Exhibiting of an Information, in the Court
of Star-chamber, against Mr. Hollis, and the rest, for
Matters done by them in Parliament, being Members of
the Parliament, and the same so appearing in the Information, is a Breach of the Privilege in Parliament.
5. That Sir Robert Heath, Sir Humphry Davenport,
Sir Hennage Finch, Mr. Hudson, and Sir Robert Bercley,
that subscribed their Names to the Information, is guilty
thereby of the Breach of Privilege of Parliament.
6. That there was Delay of Justice towards Mr. Hollis,
and the rest that appeared upon the Habeas Corpora, in that
.. were not bailed in Easter and Trinity Terms, 5to
7. That Sir Nicholas Hide, then Chief Justice of the
King's Bench, is guilty of this Delay.
8. That Sir Wm. Jones, then being one of the Justices
of the Court of King's-bench, is guilty of this Delay.
9. That Sir James Whitlocke, Knight, then One of the
Justices of the Court of King's-bench is not guilty of
Ordered, That the further Debate of this shall be taken
into Consideration on To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That Mr. Hollis report the Conference Yesterday with the Lords, by a select Committee of both Houses.
Ordered, That some Popish Books, now remaining in
the House of Mrs. Thomas a Widow dwelling in St.
John's, and belonging to one commonly called Father
Arean, an English Priest, or Jesuit, be seized by James
Wadsworth; and an Inventory be taken thereof, before
the Constable of the said Liberty; and the Books, so
seized, to be brought into the Custody of the Clerk of
the said House ; there to remain, in safe Custody, till
this House take further Order therein.
Member declines Election.
It was moved, that Mr. Abbott, at his own Request,
might decline his Election ; and that a new Burgess be
chosen to serve in his Stead.
The Motion was not thought fit to be granted.