House of Lords Journal Volume 4: 25 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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In this section

DIE Mercurii, videlicet, 25 die Augusti.


Letter from the Lord General.

A Letter was read, sent from the Lord General to the Lord Chamberlain, concerning the disbanding of the King's Army.

Letter to the Lord General.

Ordered, That a Letter be sent to the Lord General, for to encourage him to proceed in the speedy disbanding of the Army.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Robert Rich and Mr. Page:

Message to the H. C. for a Conference, about the Letter from him.

To desire a present Free Conference, by a Committee of both Houses, concerning a Letter sent from the Lord General.

Rookwood released.

Ordered, That Edmond Rookewood shall be forthwith released from his Imprisonment in The Fleet.

E. of Lindsey versus Smith, et al. Rioters in Lincolnshire.

Upon Information this Day, and upon Affidavit of John Smith, "That Jo. Shepherd, Anthony Love, Kenesine Phillips, William Fox, Henry Carr, Solomon Parlle, and David Colline, have disobeyed and slighted the Orders of this House, and, in Contempt thereof, have spoiled the Corn and Seed upon the Earl of Lindsey's and his Participants Grounds, near Borne and Kyme, in the County of Lincolne, and disturbed the quiet Possession thereof, contrary to the Orders of this House; and also that William Lockton, Esquire, a Justice of Peace of that County, hath [ (fn. 1) not only] refused to punish Offenders herein, upon just Complaints made to him, but hath encouraged them to persist in their Offences for which they were accused:" It is Ordered, That the said William Lockton and all the Persons aforesaid complained of shall be sent for by the Gentleman-usher attending this House, to appear and answer the said Complaints; but, in Case the Parties complained of prove not to be Delinquents upon the Hearing of the Cause, that then (fn. 2) the Plaintiffs shall pay all their Charges and Fees, occasioned by reason of this Complaint.

The Earl of Warwicke,
The Lord Bishop of Lincolne, and
The Lord Kymbolton,

Were appointed to speak at this Conference.

Lords who have paid Pollmoney.

Ordered, That Mr. Parramour do deliver in Tomorrow the Names of those Lords that have paid Pollmoney, and those that have not.

Conveying Money to York.

Ordered, That there be issued out an Order as formerly, for the pressing of Carts, and safe conveying of Money to the King's Army at Yorke.

Bishop of St. David's Temporalities seized till he appears in Parliament.

It was signified to this House, "That the Order of their Lordships was lately conveyed to the House of the Bishop of St. David's, and left there; and the Return of the Messenger is, that he is not to be found, neither can any Person know where to find him:" Their Lordships, taking this into Consideration as a Thing of much Concernment, being intrusted by His Majesty with the Government of a large Diocese and Cure of Souls, Resolved, upon the Question, by the major Part, That the Temporalities of the said Bishop of St. David's (because he hath been sent to by Order of this House, and is not to be found) shall be seized into the King's Hands until the said Bishop shall appear and attend the Commands of this House; and that this Order be sent to the Exchequer; and that the Receiver of His Majesty's Revenue in those Counties where the said Temporalities do lie shall receive the Profits of the said Temporalities, and be accountable for the same unto the King.

E. of Corke versus E. of Middlesex.

Ordered, That the Petition of the Earl of Corke is hereby referred to the Committee for Petitions; and the Earl of Midd. is to make Answer thereunto on Wednesday the First of September next ensuing.

The Messengers return this Answer from the House of Commons:

Answer from the H. C.

That they will give a Meeting, as is desired, presently, in the Painted Chamber.

Conference about the Lord General's Letter reported.

This House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the House was resumed; and the Lord Bishop of Lincolne reported the Effect of the Conference: "That the House of Commons have a Letter from the Lord General, of the same Contents as that which their Lordships had; and that they are considering of a Letter to be sent to the Lord General, to encourage him in the disbanding of the King's Army."

Sutton's Hospital and Sir William Killegrew.

Ordered, That the Bill of Sir William Killegrewes, exhibited into this House, shall not be proceeded in until Michaelmas Term next; and that then the Governors of Sutton's Hospital, or the Solicitor belonging to the said Hospital, shall have Notice thereof at the proceeding of the said Bill, and be heard upon their Petition already exhibited; and that all others concerned in the said Bill shall be likewise heard.

Ordinance for conveying Money to York.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Arthur Goodwin; who brought up the Ordinance of Parliament, ingrossed, for the more speedy conveying of the Poll-money in several Counties to Yorke; and signified, "That the same had passed the House of Commons; therefore desired that it might receive Expedition in this House."

The Ordinance was read; and it was Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth concur with the House of Commons in the said Ordinance, concerning the speedy conveying the Poll-money to Yorke, which is to be collected in the several Counties mentioned in the said Ordinance.

Then a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Serjeant Fynch and Mr. Page:

Message to the H. C. that it is passed.

To deliver the aforesaid Ordinance of Parliament to the House of Commons; and to let them know, that it hath been (fn. 3) passed by this House as an Order.

Preservation of Salt-petre.

It was moved, "That it may be taken into Consideration how to preserve the Salt-petre Works, that there be no Destruction of them:" To this Purpose some Propositions were read, delivered in by the Earl of Newport. Hereupon it was Agreed, To have a Conference with the House of Commons To-morrow Morning, concerning the same, at which Time the Officers of the Ordnance and the Salt-petre Men are to attend this House.



Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Jovis, videlicet, 26m diem Augusti, 1641, hora 9a, Dominis sic decernentibus.


  • 1. Deest in Originali.
  • 2. Origin. then.
  • 3. Deest in Originali.