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- Held At: Parliamentary Archives: GB-061
- Catalogue Reference: HL/PO/JO/10/1/43
- Date: [Sep 1640] - 30 Nov 1640
- Level: File
- Description: This record contains:
[September 1640] -- Register book of fees received for the sealing of "copper in wire," with the names of the persons paying the same, and the amount of wire sealed, from February 1638 to September 1640; then follows an account of the fees for sealing gold and silver thread, from February 1636 to September 1640.
1 Journal book of sales of gold and silver, and gilt and silver wire, and copper wire, from the 25th June 1638 to the 31st December 1639.
3-9 November 1640 -- Copy of speeches of the King and Lord Keeper this day of Mr. Speaker Lenthall and the King, November 5th, message from the King respecting recusants, November 9th, and order of the House of Commons touching monopolists.
1 Two copies of the King's speech, on the 5th of November.
6 November 1640 -- Draft list of grand committee for privileges and orders.
6 November 1640 -- Draft list of Lords committees for petitions.
10 November 1640 -- Petition of George Huntley, plaintiff in an action at common law against Dr Kingsley, Archdeacon of Canterbury prays that direction may be given for the hearing of his case now long depending, or that he may have leave to begin de novo.
1 Another petition.
2 Copy of materials of information exhibited by Huntley against certain High Commissioners in the Court of King's Bench, in Trinity term 1633.
10 November 1640 -- Petition of Henry Earl of Stanford [Stamford]: about a year ago complained to the Archbishop of Canterbury against Joseph Smith, parson of Swithland, Leicestershire, for misdemeanors against petitioner, prays for consideration of annexed information, and for protection as a peer.
10 November 1640 -- Petition of Mabell, wife of Sir Edmond Plowden, for execution of an order of the High Commission Court granting her alimony on account of the cruelty of her husband.
1 Petition of Sir Edmond Plowden imprisoned in the Fleet for not giving bond for alimony though the High Commission Court hath no power in such matters. Prays for enquiry into his case and for his discharge.
10 November 1640 -- Copy of warrant for issuing of a new writ for election of a member for Carnarvonshire.
11 November 1640 -- Draft of the Lord Keeper's speech, acquainting the Earl of Strafford, that the Commons have accused him of High Treason.
14 November 1640 -- Draft list of committee appointed touching the northern business.
14 November 1640 -- List of the sums received at the Exchequer from the laity of each county of England and Wales for the fifth subsidy.
16 November 1640 -- Warrant from grand committee for Privileges for the attendance of the auditors of the Court of Wards, etc., to answer for putting peers on their oath.
16 November 1640 -- Draft orders in pursuance of preceding.
18 November 1640 -- Copy of Sir Thomas Roe's report of the conference between the two Houses on the 12th instant, touching the Scotch business.
1 List of eleven papers touching the Scotch business, as follows, viz.
i) Copy of the petition of the Commissioners of the late Parliament and others of His Majesty's loyal subjects of the Kingdom of Scotland.
ii) Copy of the King's answer.
iii) Copy of a letter signed by 16 Scottish Peers to the Earl of Lanark.
iv) Is wanting. "The Earl of Strafford's relation what estate the King's army was in."
v) Copy of letter from the Earl of Lanark to the Scotch Peers. The names of 16 English Peers are appended to the copy as signatories.
vi) Copy of articles for easing the counties of Northumberland, etc.
vii) Copy of articles for the cessation of arms.
viii) Copy of letter from the Lords Commissioners sent to the Lord Keeper at York by Sir Peter Kellegrew.
ix) Copy of "The reasons of the Lords Commissioners for giving of their advice to His Majesty, for the confirmation of the treaty of Ripon, the 27th of October 1640."
x) Copy of "His Majesty's confirmation of the articles dated 27th October 1640." This is written on No. vi. supra.
xi) Copy of letter from "the Committee left in the country" to [the Lord Lieutenant].
18 November  -- Petition of coopers [to the House of Commons]: are an ancient Company, incorporated 16 Henry VII., and are freemen of the city of London, and ought therefore to have no interference with their trade, especially within the city pray for redress of grievances.
1 Petition of merchants trading in Spanish wines have by contract with Alderman Abell and the rest of the company of the vintners imported 4,000 tons of Spanish wines, which the vintners, in consequence of new privileges lately obtained, now decline to take off their hands: pray for consideration of the injury done to the petitioners and the nation.
19 November 1640 -- Petition of Earl of Strafford to be bailed and have counsel assigned him.
19 November 1640 -- Order of committee for petitions, touching the petition of Roger North, executor of Mary, wife of Sir Francis Coningsby, for relief against Sir Ralph Coningsby's trustees concerning the manors of North Mimms, the Wield, etc.: the parties are to attend on Tuesday next and Sir Robert Rich to explain the case.
1 Petition of Roger North.
2 Copy of orders made in the cause.
19 November 1640 -- Petition of Archibald Nicholls: petitioner, and others, took a ship by virtue of letters of marque by way of reprisal for their losses suffered by the Dunkirkers, which ship was afterwards seized by Sir John Ippesley for the use of His Majesty. Petitioner applied to their Lordships in 1628 for relief, but owing to the sudden dissolution nothing was done pray for the further assistance of their Lordships.
19 November 1640 -- Draft order of committee for petitions, for Nicholls to attend the Earl of Dorset, to know His Majesty's pleasure.
19 November 1640 -- Petition of Mary Countess of Home, lent Thomas Earl of Cleveland £2,000 about five years ago on security of a lease of the manor of Hackney. She now finds that the manor was already mortgaged, and her security of no value. Prays that the Earl may be ordered to pay the debt.
19 November 1640 -- Petition of Theophilus Earl of Lincoln. The Earls of Lincoln have for years passed owned the manors of Aslaby [Aslackby], Poynton [Pointon], Billingborough, Horbling, and Swaton, in the county of Lincoln, within which manors are several fens, for the draining of which (being supposed to be surrounded with waters) the King has lately issued commissions of sewers, on which the Earl of Lindsey and others, commissioners for other districts also, have been appointed. Prays for enquiry into their laws of sewers.
19 November 1640 -- Petition of William Fearnall, of Chester, for enquiry into abuses there in the sale of unwholesome meat, etc. by attempting to expose which petitioner has brought much loss on himself.
21 November 1640 -- Petition of Joseph Hawes was required to give bonds for securing payment of customs on a cargo of tobacco, so damaged by the vexatious detention of the customs officers that it is no longer worth the dues. Prays for stay of extents on the said bonds.
21 November 1640 -- Message from the House of Commons touching the treaty with the Scottish Commissioners, and rejected draft stating amount of money to be raised, etc.
21 November 1640 -- Petition of Edmond Felton Prays for a warrant for attendance of witnesses in his case against Sir Henry Spiller, whom he charges with conniving at recusancy.
23 November 1640 -- Petition of the grocers and others, His Majesty's loyal subjects, trading in tobacco, [to the House of Commons] : complain of the oppressions suffered by them at the hands of the patentees for granting licenses for the sale of tobacco, and pray for relief.
24 November 1640 -- Petition of Robert Earl of Lindsey, Lord Great Chamberlain of England, for further time before the hearing of the Earl of Lincoln's case against the Commissioners for draining certain fens in Lincolnshire, on account of the distance the witnesses have to come and the number of interests concerned.
25 November 1640 -- Examinations of Philip Bernardo, an Italian, committed to prison for speaking scandalous words against certain Lords to one Day.
1 Informations of Garratt Day.
2 Informations of Francis van Arker and Jacques de Beete.
3 Further informations of Garratt Day.
25 November 1640 -- "Copy of the seven articles against the Earl of Strafford, and the several instances upon them."
25 November 1640 -- Petition of feltmakers of London [to the House of Commons], for redress against certain members of their own trade, who have procured the incorporation of themselves as the "Beaver Makers" to the great damage of the petitioners.
25 November 1640 -- Copy of preceding.
25 November 1640 -- Petition of Thomas Williams: complains of persecution and unjust imprisonment by the Feltmakers and Haberdashers Company of Westminster, because he set up shop as feltmaker and haberdasher there, having served his apprenticeship seven years in the City of London and being afterwards made free of the Clothworkers Company, and having paid his fine that he might be free of the Westminster Company also.
1 Order to the keeper of the Gatehouse for imprisonment of Williams and for his appearance at the next quarter sessions to answer the charges of the corporation of tradesmen and artificers within three miles of the city of Westminster.
2 Warrant for arrest of Williams.
25 November 1640 -- Petition of Augustine Plumsted, of Wrentham, in Suffolk, was arrested in August last on a warrant from the Privy Council for refusing to pay 5s. for coat and conduct money. Prays for relief.
25 November 1640 -- Petition of wire-sellers and wire-drawers of the city of London. Complain of vexatious suits prosecuted against them in the Star Chamber and other courts, and of restrictions put upon their trade by a monopoly granted by the King to a newly incorporated company, styled the Pinmakers. Pray for redress.
1 Proclamation against the importation of Lattin wire.
25 November 1640 -- Petition of Stephen Eastwick [to the House of Commons]: was committed to Newgate in 1635 by order of Sir Robert Parkhurst, then Lord Mayor and Sheriff Highlord, for nonpayment of £5 for ship money. Prays for redress.
25 November 1640 -- Petition of Robert Benson accused of speaking scandalous words against the Lords appointed to treat with the Scottish Commissioners. Denies the fault and prays for mercy.
1 List of witnesses against Benson.
2 Report of scandalous words used.
26 November 1640 -- Petition of Thomas Perbery, imprisoned in the Fleet for arresting one Floyd, servant to the Earl of Salisbury, contrary to privilege, acknowledges his offence and prays for discharge.
1 Another petition to the same effect.
26 November 1640 -- Draft list of committee on imprisonments and abuses in courts of justice.
26 November 1640 -- Petition of Thomas Earl of Cleveland, for sale of the manors of Stepney and Hackney, and payment of the debts of himself and his son Lord Wentworth out of the proceeds.
26 November 1640 -- Petition of Sir Henry Worsley, Jeremie Brett, and Dame Frances Worsley. "Grieved by a Decree of Sewers" confirmed in the Exchequer Chamber, on the behalf of Sir Bevis Thelwall. Pray for hearing of their case.
27 November 1640 -- Petition of Earl of Strafford touching examination of witnesses, etc.
27 November 1640 -- List of counsel presented by the Earl of Strafford, all of whom were assigned to him at this time with the exception of Sergeant Heath, Sergeant Glanvill, and Sir Thomas Beningfield.
28 November 1640 -- Petition of Thomas Brewer, imprisoned and fined by the prelates. Prays for hearing of his case.
30 November 1640 -- Petition of Henry Darley. Was imprisoned in York Castle, by warrant from the Earl of Strafford. Prays for discharge as the warrant states no cause of commitment.
1 Warrant for commitment of Henry Darley.
30 November 1640 -- Petition of Ralph Wingate and Jane, his wife. Claim certain moneys from the estate of Thomas Bosse, deceased, under a decree of the Court of Requests. Pray for execution of the decree.
30 November 1640 -- Petition of John Ponder, of Rowell, in the county of Northampton ; was arrested in 1634 by order of Sir John Lambe for joining with six others, four of whom were his own children, for purposes of devotion on the Lord's Day, Sir John pretending that petitioner was holding a conventicle contrary to law; Prays for relief.
30 November 1640 -- Petition of Edmond Felton for consideration of his articles of grievance against Sir Henry Spiller and others.
1 Articles of grievances.
30 November 1640 -- Petition of Euseby Andrew : for consideration of grievances set forth in the annexed statement.
1 Articles of grievance. Petitioner when imprisoned for debt was very cruelly treated by Sir John Lenthall, Marshal of the King's Bench Prison.
30 November 1640 -- Certificate of John Page, a master in Chancery, of names of peers who have answered on oath in Chancery for four or five years last past. Protestation upon honour.
1 Extract from preceding.
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