House of Commons Journal Volume 2: 30 December 1640

Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 2, 1640-1643. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Die Mercurii, 30 Decembr. 1640.


Wolverston Petition.

ORDERED, That the Petition of the Town of Wolverston, be referred to the Bishop of Elye's Committee: And that Mr. Grimston, and Mr. Wingate, be added to this Committee.

Preaching Ministers.

Ordered, That the Petition of the Parishioners of St. Martin Orgars, London, be referred to the Committee for preaching Ministers: And that Committee has Power to take into Consideration every Particular of that Petition.


Ordered, That the Business, concerning the Letters of Administration, gotten by Sir Edward Savage against Mr. Cambell a Member of this House, formerly referred to the Committee for Privileges, be now again referred to the same Committee, to meet on it, on Tuesday next.

Ickten-hill, &c. Manors.

2a vice lecta, An Act for the Making good of the Copyhold Estates of divers of his Majesty's Tenants of his Manors of Ickten-hill, &c. in the County of Lancaster.

Upon Question, committed unto Mr. Rigby, Mr. Shuttleworth, Ld. Fairefax, Mr. H. Bellasis, Sir Hugh Cholmeley, Mr. Mallory, Sir Guy Palmes, Sir Tho. Barrington, Sir Tho. Widrington, Sir H. Bellingham, Sir Rich. Lewson, Mr. Pelham, Sir Beauchamp St. John, Sir Geo. Dalston, Mr. St. Johns, Mr. Martyn, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Mr. Glyn, Sir W. Erle, and the Knights and Burgesses of Lancashire, Cheshire, and Staffordshire; to meet on Saturday next at Two of Clock in the Afternoon, in the Duchy-chamber: And the Attorney of the Duchy is to have Notice of this Committee; that he may, if he please, attend the Committee at the same time.

Committees added.

Ordered, That the Burgesses of Yorkshire and Newcastle be added to the Committee for Dr. Leighten's Petition.

Ly. Hatton's Petition.

The humble Petition of Dame Elizabeth Hatton, &c. read.

Mr. Hollys, Sir Tho. Barrington, Sir Chr. Wray, Sir Edw. Aiskew, Sir Jo. Strangewayes, Sir Philip Stapleton, Sir H. Vane, Mr. Broxam, Mr. Rogers, Sir Robert Harley, Sir Tho. Cheeke, Sir Robert Hatton, Sir Hugh Cholmley, Sir Tho. Fanshaw, Sir Jo. Colpepper, Mr. Pimme, Mr. Hampden, Mr. Bellasis, Sir Nevill Poole, Mr. Waller, Lord Falkland, Sir A. Irby, Mr. Owfeild, Sir H. Mildmay, Sir Ro. Crane, Mr. Fines, Sir Jo. Hotham, Mr. Capell, Mr. Potts, Sir Wm. Lewis, Sir Tho. Middleton, and all the Lawyers of the House;

This Committee is to take into Consideration the Petition exhibited here by the Lady Elizabeth Hatton; and has Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records, or any thing else, that may conduce to the Business; and to take into Consideration, and review, the Statue made 21 Jac. Regis, for Concealments and Limitations; and are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Exchequer-chamber.

Leave to attend Lords.

Mr. Vaughan, being of Counsel in a Cause depending in the House of the Lords, before he was a Member of this Parliament, has Leave to be still of Counsel in the same Cause.

Annually Holding Parliaments.

2a vice lecta, An Act for the Yearly Holding of Parliaments; upon Question committed unto Mr. Treasurer, Mr. H. Bellasis, Mr. Strode, Mr. Hollys, Mr. Pimme, Mr. Hampden, Sir Jo. Colpepper, Mr. Solicitor, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Tho. Barrington, Sir Fr. Seymour, Mr. Whistler, Mr. Whittlock, Mr. Glyn, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Sir W. Erle, Ld. Digby, Sir Edw. Rodney, Mr. Palmer, Sir H. Cholmley, Sir Tho. Bowyer, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Selden, Mr. Young, Mr. Cromwell, Sir Ch. Yelverton, Sir Edw. Hungerford, Mr. Perryn, Mr. Maynard, Sir Ph. Stapleton, Sir Wm. Brereton, Sir H. Anderson, Mr. Ellis, Sir H. Mildmay, Mr. Hide, Mr. Potts, Mr. Grimston, Mr. Green, Ld. Fairefaxe, Sir Jo. Strangewayes, Ld. Russell, Mr. Valentine, Mr. Mallory, Mr. Strangewayes, Sir Edm. Mountford, Mr. Fines, Mr. White, Sir Tho. Middleton; to meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Exchequer-court.

Tonage and Poundage.

Resolved, upon the Question, That the House shall be resolved into a Committee, to consider what shall be done, upon the Order Yesterday made, concerning the Officers of the Custom-house.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Mr. Maynard called to the Chair.

Mr. Speaker reassumed the Chair.

Mr. Maynard reported from the Committee, That, because it did appear, by the Confession of the Customers, that they received divers Sums of Monies, under the Name of Tonnage and Poundage; and lest that, by That Order Yesterday made, requiring the Customers not to make any Payments of their Receipts, without special Order from this House, it might be interpreted, that this House did give some Countenance to That or any other Imposition not granted by Parliament; therefore their Opinion is, that That Order be revoked:

And, by Resolution upon the Question, it was accordingly Ordered to be revoked.


Jo. de Vischer, and Peter Heeren, Merchants, who desire to be naturalized; and have a Bill here for that Purpose, which has been once read, this Day (as the Custom is, before their Bill be twice read) took the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy.