House of Lords Journal Volume 4: 22 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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. "House of Lords Journal Volume 4: 22 May 1641", Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 4, 1629-42, (London, 1767-1830). 255-256. British History Online. Web. 30 May 2024,


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DIE Sabbati, videlicet, 22 die Maii.


Harrington's Petition.

Ordered, That the Petition of Edmund Harrington and others be referred to the Committee for Petitions.

Committee to consider of the Increase of Buildings in London and Westm.

Ordered, That these Lords following are appointed to consider of the great Increase of Buildings in and near the Cities of London and Westm. and the Suburbs thereof: videlicet,

The L. Steward.
The L. Admiral.
The L. Chamberlain.
Comes Bathon.
Comes Bedford.
Comes Dorsett.
Comes Warwicke.
Comes Bristoll.
Comes Holland.
Comes Clare.
Comes Berks.
Epus. Durham.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Lincolne.
Epus. Ely.
Ds. Dacres.
Ds. Pagett.
Ds. St. Johns.
Ds. Brooke.
Ds. Howard de Charleton.
Ds. Roberts.
Ds. Peirpointe.
Ds. Savill.
Ds. Herbert de Cherbery.

Their Lordships, or any Seven, to meet.

Admiralty Jurisdiction to be heard.

Ordered, That the Cause concerning the Jurisdiction of the Court of Admiralty shall be heard, in open House, at the Bar, on Wednesday come Sevennight, in the Morning.

Warner's Petition.

Upon reading the Petition of George Warner, it is Ordered, That the Cause shall be heard before the Committee for Petitions; and all Parties interested therein to have Notice to attend; in the mean Time, the Ship mentioned in the said Petition shall be sequestered into the Hands of the Lord Admiral, until the Cause be heard, and further Order given by this House therein.

Restraining Bishops, etc. from meddling in Secular Affairs.

Next, the House was adjourned into a Committee during Pleasure, to debate the Bill concerning the Bishops, and to consider the Points of Conveniency and Inconveniency; but, it being late, the House was resumed; and it was Ordered to go over the Bill particularly in Parts, on Monday Morning next.

Committee for the Starchamber.

Ordered, That the Committee for the Star-chamber be deferred till this Day Sevennight.

Ld. Audley versus Ld. Cottington.

Ordered, That the Cause between the Lord Awdley and the Lord Cottington be heard on Wednesday next, in open House, at the Bar; and the Lord Cottington to bear the Charges of Lord Awdley's Witnesses until then.

John Smith's Order upon his Petition, for being fined in the Starchamber.

Upon the reading of the humble Petition of John Smith, shewing, "That he was fined in the Starchamber, about Seven Years since, in the Sum of Two Hundred Pounds, and long imprisoned, for building a House for his own Habitation; which Money he was ordered to pay by Six Pounds per Annum, whereof he hath already paid above Forty Pounds; and for his Relief herein, hath petitioned this House; but, by reason of many great Businesses, hath not yet been heard; and that, since the exhibiting of the said Petition, the Sheriff's Deputy of Midd. entered into his Shop, and hath taken away Three Watches, being of a greater Value than the Sum owing:" Whereupon it is Ordered, That the said Three Watches shall be forthwith (by virtue of this Order) re-delivered unto the Petitioner, safe and in as good Order, as they were taken from him. And lastly, that there shall be a Suspension of any future Prosecution against him, or any more Distresses or Seisins made upon the Goods of the said Petitioner, by reason of the said Sentence and Order of the Star-chamber, or any other Prosecution grounded upon or from the same Sentence and Order; and that this Order be performed in all Parts.

"To the Sheriff of Midd. his Deputy and Deputies."


Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Communi Banco, Locum tenens, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Lunæ, videlicet, 24m diem Maii instantis, hora nona, Dominis sic decernentibus.