House of Lords Journal Volume 4: 18 May 1641

Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 4, 1629-42. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.

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DIE Martis, videlicet, 18 die Maii.


Book of Acts of the Church of Durham to be brought, and Mr. Smart to see it.

The House being informed, That the Book of Acts of the Dean and Chapter of Durham is found; it is Ordered, That the said Book of Acts be delivered into the Custody of the Clerk of the Parliament, in whose Presence Mr. Smart is to have Liberty to peruse the same, and to have Copies of those Things which he shall desire concerning the Business now depending in this House.

Brett versus Eldred.

Upon reading the Petition of Alexander Brett, against Walter Eldred and others, it is Ordered to be referred to the Committee for Petitions; and the Parties on both Sides to attend their Lordships.

Suppressing Turkish Pirates.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the suppressing and destroying Turkish Pirates and Moors.

Committed to the

E. of Rutland.
E. of Bedford.
E. of Northampton.
E. of March.
E. of Bristoll.
E. of Clare.
E. of Danby.
Bp. of Chester.
Bp. of Lincolne.
Bp. of Co. & Litchfeild.
Bp. of Exon.
Mr. Justice Crawley,
Mr. Baron Weston,
Bp. of Carlile.
Bp. of Bristoll.
Bp. of Roffen.
Ds. Mowbray.
Ds. Rochford.
Ds. St. Johns.
Ds. Brooke.
Ds. Howard de Charleton.
Ds. Peirpoint.
Ds. Savill.


Their Lordships, or any Five of them or more, are to meet on Thursday, the 25th of May 1641, at Two in the Afternoon, in the Prince's Lodgings; and the Governour of the Turkish Merchants, and some of that Company, are to have Notice of it; who shall be heard what they can say concerning this Bill.

Ordered, That the Earl of Rutland and the Lord Seymour be added to all the Standing Committees.

Casher & al. Naturalization Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for Naturalizing of John Casher, Abraham Hoegarden, and Jacob Watcher, Merchants.

Committed to these Lords: videlicet,

Comes Bathon.
Comes Clare.
Comes Bollingbrooke.
Comes Westm'land.
Epus. Glocester.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Ba. & Wells.
Epus. Hereford.
Ds. Mowbray.
Ds. Strange.
Ds. Hunsden.
Ds. Brooke.
Ds. Grey de Warke.

Mr. Justice Crawly to attend.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Wednesday the 26th of this Instant May, at Eight a Clock in the Morning, in the Little Committee Chamber.

Order to prevent the Tumult of People here.

Ordered, That, if the People do assemble here in any tumultuous Manner, this House will take Order to suppress them, or adjourn the House until it be done.

Earl of Cleveland's Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee appointed for the Earl of Cleveland's Bill shall have Power to adjourn themselves from Time to Time, as often as the Business shall require.

Keeping Order.

Ordered, That the Committee for Privileges do consider of the making some Orders for keeping better Order in this House.

Ordered, That the Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas is added as Assistant to the Committee for the Draining of the Fens.

The King to be moved, for a Proclamation to publish the Bill for pressing Mariners.

Ordered, That the Lord Admiral and the Earl of Bristoll do move His Majesty from this House, "That a Proclamation may be issued forth, to give Notice into all Parts of this Kingdom, and publish the Bill lately passed for the pressing of Mariners for His Majesty's Navy."


Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Communi Banco, Locum tenens Domini Custodis Magni Sigilli, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Mercurii, videlicet, 19m diem instantis Maii, hora 9a, Dominis sic decernentibus.