On 3 May 1641, every Member of the House of Commons was ordered to make a declaration of loyalty to the crown. They opposed the Spanish Match (the plan to marry Charles, Prince of Wales to the Spanish Infanta) and wished for a war against Spain. In response, on 18 December, a protestation recording the privileges of the House … James I could not accept that the Commons held their privileges by inheritance; rather he believed that they were held as a royal gift. House of Commons Standing Order No. The House of Commons had passed the bill on the 21st of April and the House of Lords gave it a second reading on the 27th April. For the texts of the Commons’ petition of 3 Dec. and Protestation of 18 Dec. see The Stuart Constitution ed. Insisting that the House had the right to decide when to adjourn, Holles ordered the Speaker to remain seated until the Three Resolutions had been passed. I t was agreed and ordered on the 3rd May 1641, that every Member of the House of Commons should make a protestation (declaration of loyalty), which the House of Lords also agreed to the following day. In a few areassuch as Cornwall, people wrote their own names, and women were included. The Protestation Returns of 1641–1642 are lists of English males over the age of 18 who took, or did not take, an oath of allegiance "to live and die for the true Protestant religion, the liberties and rights of subjects and the privilege of Parliaments." All who refused to sign were deemed unfit to hold office in Church or Commonwealth. For the text of the declaration, see J. Rushworth, Historical Colls. We also provide a records management service for both Houses of Parliament. Protestation was introduced in the House of Commons on Monday, 3 May I641, and subscribed by everyone present. The members signed the oath on 3 May 1641. 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Colonel Purefoy brings Answer, that the Lords do agree to the Ordinance against the Paper, intituled, A solemn Protestation of the imprisoned and secluded Members of the Commons House, against the horrid Force and Violence of the Officers and Soldiers of the Army, on Wednesday and Thursday last, being the Sixth and Seventh Days of December 1648; and to the Order touching the Sheriff of Darbishire. In early 1642 the oath was distributed to the counties to be signed by all the inhabitants. 13. Records Online. The House of Commons had passed the bill on the 21st of April and the House of Lords gave it a second reading on the 27th April. The Commons then ordered the printing of the protestation and preamble on the 5th May 1641, and the Members distributed it to their Counties. Alarmed by the king's Catholic leanings and imposition of unjust taxes, the Parliament lodged this protest. 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