House of Lords Journal Volume 4: 14 August 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 Sabbati, videlicet, 14 die Augusti.


L. Bruce Leave to be absent.

Ordered, That the Lord Bruse hath Leave to go into the Country, for his Health.

Sir R. Ducy's Petition.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir Richard Ducy, Baronet; it is Ordered, That the Cause between the said Sir Richard Ducy and his Brother shall be left to the Justice of the Court of Chancery, and be dismissed out of this House.

Abbott a Bankrupt.

Ordered, That Mr. Edward Abbott shall have Liberty, by virtue of this Order, to pass in and out unto the Commissioners of Bankrupts, between him and his Creditors, and to stay and abide with them so long as his Occasions shall require, and that without any Arrest or Attachment of his Person, during such Time or Times as he shall be or remain with (fn. 1) them about Discovery of his Estate.

Then a Draught of a Letter was read, which the Speaker was to write to the Lord General, in the Name of this House. The Contents follow: videlicet,

"May it please your Excellency,

Letter to the Lord General from the Speaker.

"The Treaty of Pacification between the Two Kingdoms of England and Scotland being come to a happy and peaceable Conclusion, and a Day prefixed for the Scottish Army to march over Tweede; for the more Expedition thereof, the Scottish Commissioners here have made their Request to the Parliament, That they might be permitted to pass, with their Army, Munition, and Artillery, over Barwicke-Bridge. To which Desire both Houses of Parliament have consented, to be in such Sort as shall be agreed and settled there by the General and Governor of Barwicke; wherefore the Lords House have commanded me to recommend the Manner and the Way thereof to your Excellency's Care and Judgement, not doubting but your Excellency will give such Directions to the Governor of Barwicke, both for the Number of Soldiers that shall march in a Company together, as also how to preserve His Majesty's Ordnance and Munition there, and secure the Safety of the said Town. And so I humbly remain,

"Your Excellency's Servant to command,

"Jo. Banks, Speaker of the Lords House."

A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Marten:

Message from the H. C. for a Conference about levying Soldiers in Ireland for Spain.

To desire a Free Conference, by a Committee of both Houses, concerning the Spanish Ambassador's Desire for transporting Soldiers out of Ireland, for the Service of the King of Spaine.

The Answer hereunto returned was:

That this House will give a present Meeting, as is desired, in the Painted Chamber.

The Lord Privy Seal,
The Lord Chamberlain,
Earl of Warwick, and
Lord Viscount Say & Seale,

Were appointed to report the Conference.

Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas to go his Circult.

Ordered, That the Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, now Speaker of this House, hath Leave to go his Circuit; for the Lord Keeper intends to be here as Speaker on Monday Morning.

E. of Thanet Leave to be absent.

Ordered, That the Earl of Thanett hath Leave to go into the Country.

Baron Trevor ditto.

Ordered, That Mr. Baron Trevor hath Leave to go into the Country, and to return the Beginning of Michaelmas-Term.

Conference reported, about levying Irish Soldiers for Spain.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the House was resumed; and the Lord Privy Seal reported the Effect of the Conference: "That the House of Commons have considered of the Letter written to the King from the Spanish Ambassador; and they find therein mentioned, that the Houses of Parliament have consented that the Spanish Ambassador shall have Liberty to transport out of Ireland those Soldiers which he hath contracted for, to serve the King of Spaine. The Commons say, they have searched their Journal, and can find no Order tending to any such Assent; therefore desire their Lordships to cause the Journal Book of this House to be searched, whether any Order to that Purpose hath been made in this House."

Upon this, Search was presently made; and an Abstract written, what Progress this Business hath had in this House; which, being read, was judged by this House to be the true State of the Business, and no such Resolution as was reported. And the Paper was sent down to the House of Commons, by Sir Robert Rich and Mr. Page, for their Satisfaction.

Concerning the Capuchin Friars at Denmark-House.

Then this House took into Consideration the Message brought Yesterday from the House of Commons, concerning the Capuchin Friars; and did Order, That the Earl of Dorsett do move the Queen's Majesty from this House, and humbly desire Her Majesty, that the Capuchin Friars at Denmarke-House may be kept in, and not suffered to go abroad, to pervert the People, and draw them to be reconciled to the Church of Rome; and further, that the Earl of Dorsett do send for the Chief of the Capuchins, and give him Warning, that he obey this Command.

Inhabitants of Cropredy versus Dr. Bronckard.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Cropredy, it is Ordered, That Mr. Andrewes shall be continued Curate there; and that Mr. Dr. Bronckard may have a Copy of this Petition, and shall appear before the Lords Committees for Petitions the First Week in the next Meeting of Parliament, to answer such Complaints as are alledged in the said Petition.

L. St. John's Petition.

The Petition of the Lord St. Johns was read, and Ordered to be referred to the Committee for Petitions; and Mr. Benion to attend.

E. Rivers's &c. Petition.

Likewise the Petitions of the Earl Rivers and Henry Stanley, against the said Benion, are referred to the Committee for Petitions.

Lord Mayor of London's °c against the Commonalty.

Upon reading the Petitions of the Lord Mayor of London, and the Six Persons chosen by the Commonalty of the said City; it is Ordered, That both Sides shall give Copies to each other of their Petitions, and attend the Lords Committees appointed to compose the Differences between them on Monday next, in the Afternoon, at Two a Clock, in the Painted Chamber.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Hotham:

Message from the H. C. for a competent Number of Lords to remain in Town.

To desire a convenient Number of Lords may be kept together in this House, until the Armies be disbanded, and the necessary Defence of the Kingdom settled.

The Answer hereunto was:


That their Lordships will take Care, as desired.

Bushell about the Mines in Wales.

Whereas this House hath been informed, "That Thomas Bushell, Esquire, Undertaker of His Majesty's Mines Royal in the County of Cardigan, by his great Charge and Industry in cutting a Ditch, hath gained His Majesty's old drowned and forsaken Works of Talabant, and other Works, and made new Discoveries of Royal Mines there, which are already very considerable; and whereas divers Persons of Quality, encouraged by His Majesty's Letters to them directed, do intend to adventure great Sums of Money in the said Work, which in Time (if well encouraged) may prove of great Consequence, both for Honour and Profit, to His Majesty and this Kingdom: And whereas also it appeareth unto this House, by divers Assidavits and Certificates of Credit; that some Persons illaffected to these Honourable and public Services (who in Time may receive deserved Punishments) have disturbed the Possession of the said Thomas Bushell in some of His Majesty's Mines Royal, and Edifices appertaining to the Royal Works, and have plucked up divers Plumps, cast in the Rubbish, and drowned and (so much as in them did lie) destroyed the said Works, so as it hath been a Labour of Four Years, Night and Day, to recover the same; and that also the said Thomas Bushell hath been disturbed in the getting of Turf and Peat for the Service of His Majesty's Works, being an Invention of his own, very commendable and commodious for the preserving of Wood, which hath been heretofore by the former Undertakers much wasted in those Parts: Now, for the Remedy of the said Mischiefs, and that the said Thomas Bushell and his Assigns, and such Persons as are or shall be Undertakers and Adventurers with him in the said Services, may receive a due Encouragement and Assistance in those chargeable Undertakings;" it is Ordered, by the Lords in the Upper House of Parliament now assembled, That the Speaker of this House, in the Name and by the Authority of the same, shall direct his Letters unto the Judges of Assize and Justices of the Peace of the said County of Cardigan, requiring them that they do, in all lawful Things, endeavour to advance and encourage the said Service in His Majesty's Royal Mines, and assist the said Thomas Bushell and other Undertakers in all Things, so far as lawfully they may, for the Continuance of his lawful Possessions, and the quiet and peaceable Working of the said Mines, until he shall be evicted by due Course of Law, as also for getting and working of Turf and Peat, according to his legal Right, upon His Majesty's Wastes and other Places lawful, and all other lawful Accommodations of necessary Passages, and other legal Things, which may any Ways advance His Majesty's Service in the said Royal Mines.


Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Communi Banco, Locum tenens Domini Custodis Magni Sigilli, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Lunæ, videlicet, 16m diem instantis Augusti, hora nona Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.


  • 1. Bis in Originali.
  • 2. Bis in Origin.