Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 10, 1648-1649. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Veneris, 31 die Martii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Taylor.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Ds. La Warr.
L. Conway and Bedingfield.
Upon reading the Petition of Edward Viscount Conway; shewing, "He being indebted to one Bedinfeild in "the Sum of Two Hundred Pounds; the said Bedinfield, pretending himself to be indebted to the King, hath taken out an Extent, at his own or the King's Suit, out of the Court of the Dutchy of Lancaster, or the Exchequer, against the Petitioner's Lands: Therefore prayeth Privilege of the Peers of England in Time of Parliament, to order a Stay of the said Bedingfield's Proceedings:"
It is Ordered, That the said Beding field shall see this Petition, and return his Answer; in the mean Time, the said Viscount Conway shall be allowed the Privilege of Parliament.
Brown versus L. Lovelace.
Upon reading the Petition of Peter Browne, against the Lord Lovelace: (Here enter it.)
It is Ordered, That the Lord Lovelace shall return an Answer to this Petition on Tuesday next.
E. of Bridgewater and his Creditors.
Upon reading the Petition of divers of the Creditors of the Right Honourable John Earl of Bridgwater:
It is Ordered, That his Lordship shall see this Petition, and be desired from this House to give some Satisfaction to the Petitioners, whereby their Lordships may be freed from any further Clamours or Trouble, and not be forced to consider of some extraordinary Way for their Relief.
Parker, concerning the Ordinance for Wrotham.
Ordered, That Mr. Parker shall have further Time, till this Day Sevennight, to put in his Answer, why the Ordinance of Wrotham, in Kent, should not be passed.
Col. Sanderson's Officers Pet. for their Arrears.
Upon reading the Petition of the Officers of Colonel Sanderson's Regiment; (fn. 1) desiring the Payment of their Arrears:
It is Ordered, To be specially recommended to the House of Commons.
And accordingly it was sent down to the House of Commons, by Sir Edward Leech and Doctor Aylett.
L. Powlett's Order.
The Earl of Manchester reported from the Committee, the Order concerning the Lord Poulett, as fit to pass, with some Addition; which, being read, was Agreed to, with the said Addition, and ordered to be sent to the House of Commons for their Concurrence.
Message to the H. C. with it; and for Woodbridge to be Minister of Newbury.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Edward Leech and Dr. Aylett:
1. To desire Concurrence in the Addition to the Order concerning the Lord Powlett.
2. To desire their Concurrence in the Ordinance for making Mr. Woodbridge Minister of Newbury.
Dr. Chamberlain to have the Benefit of his Invention of Baths.
An Ordinance was presented to the House, for granting to Doctor Peter Chamberlen the Benefit of his Invention of making Baths, &c. for Fourteen Years, according to the Statute; and, being read Twice, (fn. 2) was Agreed to.
Cambridge Streets, Order.
An Order for cleansing the Streets in Cambridge, was read, and passed. (Here enter it.)
Roberts and Smith, Pet.
Upon reading the Petition of Margerett Roberts and Jane Smith; desiring "some Relief and Recompence, for their Service, in giving formerly the Parliament Forces Intelligence of the Enemy:"
It is Ordered, To be recommended to the House of Commons, that they may have some Relief.
Ly. Borlase's Pet.
Upon reading the Petition of Dame Alice Borlase, late Wife of Sir John Borlase deceased:
It is Ordered, To be recommended to the House of Commons.
Order concerning the Sequestration of Glassop, belonging to Count. of Arundell.
Upon reading the Petition of Alethia Countess Dowager of Arundell and Surry; shewing, "That she going beyond the Seas, with Leave of the Parliament, since her Husband's Death, the Committee of Derbyshire hath sequestered the Manor and Rectory of Glasop, in the County of Derby, upon a bare Suspicion of Recusancy;" and in regard that the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations do not now sit:
It is (fn. 3) Ordered, That the Rents of the said Manor and Rectory be kept in the Hands of the Tenants, until the Business be heard before the Committee of Lords and Commons for the Committee of Sequestrations; and the Committee of the County of Derby are to yield Obedience to this Order.
Sir J. Gibson's Patent for making Allums, to be canceled.
The Order for canceling the Letters Patents for the sole making and Sale of Allums, made to Sir John Gibson, was read the Third Time. And Oath being made at this Bar, by John Yorke, "That he served Sir Paul Pindar with the Order made Yesterday, that he should bring in the said Patent this Day:" Which he neglecting to do, the House passed the said Ordinance.
Ordered, That the said Letters Patents shall be brought in and canceled, and also vacated in The Rolls, and wherever else they are upon Record.
Ordinance to settle Ministers in Litchfield.
The Ordinance concerning settling of Ministers in the City of Litchfield, was reported from the Committee, with some Additions; which was read, and Agreed to with the said Addition.
Message to the H. C. with it; and about the following Particulars.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Edward Leech and Dr. Aylett, with these Particulars following:
1. The Ordinance concerning settling the Ministers in the City of Litchfield, and desire their Concurrence to it with the Additions.
2. To recommend to them the Petition of the Lady Borlase.
3. The Ordinance concerning the Lord Poulett, and desiring Concurrence in the Addition.
4. To recommend the Petition of Margerett Roberts.
5. To desire their Concurrence in the Order for Doctor Chamberlen to have the Benefit of his Invention of Baths.
Message from thence, with Orders.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Annesley, &c.; who brought up divers Particulars, wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence:
1. Orders concerning sending Commissioners into Lempster and other Parts of Ireland. (Here enter it.)
2. Order for continuing the Weekly Allowance of Fifteen Pounds per Week to the Lady Marquess of Winton. (Here enter it.)
3. Orders for sending Commissioners into Munster. (Here enter it.)
4. Divers Ordinances for Compositions of Delinquents.
5. Order for Sir Arthur Hasilridge to be added to the Committees for the Four Northern Counties.
(Here enter it.)
6. Orders touching the Commissioners for Ireland. (Here enter it.)
7. Order for John Hales and Thomas Basnett Esquires to be added to the Committee for the County and City of Coventry. (Here enter it.)
The Answer returned was:
That this House will send an Answer, by Messengers of their own, to the several Ordinances concerning Sequestrations: To all the rest of the Particulars, this House agrees to it.
Brown's Pet. against L. Lovelace, for a Debt of 300l.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords assembled in Parliament.
"The humble Petition of Peter Browne and Sara his Wife;
"That whereas Sir John Offley, your Petitioner Sarae's Father, for her Maintenance and Preferment, gave unto her Three Hundred Pounds, which she put into the Hands of the Lord Lovelace, upon a Statute of Six Hundred Pounds, dated 3d December, 1642.
"That the same being long due, and no Consideration paid, nor your Petitioner any other Livelihood from her Father; upon their Address and humble Petition to the Right Honourable the Committee of Lords and Commons in the Painted Chamber, the Matter being there examined and certified, your Petitioners had Liberty to extend the said Lord's Lands, then in Sequestration for his Delinquency; which, to your Petitioners Charge of Forty Pounds at least, they did accordingly.
"That the said Lord Lovelace, coming to Gouldsmiths Hall to make his Composition, had Allowance in his Fine, by Way of Abatement, for that Statute of Six Hundred Pounds so charged upon his Lands.
"Yet nevertheless, desiring his Privilege might be allowed, your Honours (without hearing your Petitioners), by Order of the 29th of March last, were pleased to free the said Lands from the said Extent, and to privilege the said Lord; by Means whereof, your Petitioners are not only deprived of all Remedy, and of the Privilege and Liberty of the Laws of the Kingdom; but the said Lord by his Delinquency is become a Gainer; (that is to say,) hath an Abatement in his Composition in respect of your Petitioners Statute charged and extended upon his Lands, which is now by your Judgement freed and taken off, and Prejudice turned on your Petitioners, who hath been ever serviceable and faithful to the Parliament; (that is to say,) he hath been put to above Forty Pounds Expence, by obtaining the Leave of the Parliament to extend and in extending, and is now turned out of his legal Possession after all his Expences; and, his Writ of Extend. fac. being returned and filed, deprived of all Remedy, either for Debt, Costs, or Damages, and never received One Penny, to their utter Undoing.
"Your Petitioners therefore most humbly beseech your honourable and timely Consideration of the Premises; and that your Petitioners may have Relief therein, and Liberty to continue the said Lands in Extent, whereby the said Debt, Damages, and Costs, may be satisfied; and, for clearing and making good of the Truth hereof, if any Doubt be, that they may be heard therein, by their Counsel; and if your Lordships shall think fit to allow Privilege to the Person, yet the Lands of the said Lord, so extended and delivered over in Possession unto your Petitioners for Satisfaction of the said Debt, may not, without Payment, be withheld and detained, contrary to Justice, as they are.
"And your Petitioners, as in Duty bound, shall pray, &c."
Order for repairing and cleaning Cambridge Streets.
Upon Complaint, "That the Streets and Lanes in Cambridge want Paving and Cleansing, to the great Offence of Strangers that come thither occasionally, and more especially to the Endangering of the Health of such as belong to the University and Town:"
Be it hereby Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That the present Vice-chancellor for the said University, and Mayor for the Town, take joint and speedy Care, according to any Statutes of the Kingdom, and the Composition between the University and Town, and as also the laudable Practices of former Governors of both Bodies, that this Evil be redressed; and that they give an Account to this House by the First of May next, that it be effectually done, or where it sticks; and that all Vice-chancellors and Mayors for the Time being do, from Time to Time, take effectual Care for the keeping the Streets well paved and clean, as they will answer the Neglect thereof to this House.
To the present Vice-chancellor of the University of Cambridge, and to the present Mayor of the Town of Cambridge, and both their Successors for the Time being respectively.
Commissioners for Lenister, Ulster, and Connaught.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That Sir John Temple, Sir Wm. Parsons, and Sir Robert King be desired to go forthwith into Ireland, to the Forces under the Authority of the Parliament of England, in the Provinces of Lemster, Ulster, and Connaught, to assure them of the Care the Parliament has of them; and to continue as Commissioners from the Parliament, for the better carryon the War there, and the Parliament's Interest amongst those Forces and in those Parts: And it is referred to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland at Derby House, to prepare Instructions for the said Commissioners.
Ordered, That Colonel Jones, Commander in Chief of the Parliament's Forces in Lemster, be added a Commissioner also."
Order for 15l. a Week to the Marq. of Winton.
"Whereas an Allowance of Fifteen Pounds per Week was allowed by former Order of both Houses, of 19th November, 1646, settled upon the Marquis of Winchester and his Marchioness, towards the Maintenance of themselves, Children, and Family; and whereas a latter Ordinance passed both Houses, dated the 13th of January, 1647, for the receiving of all Rents whatsoever issuing out of the Estate of the Marquis, among others, towards the Maintenance of the War in Ireland, and Warrants from the Commissioners of Ireland issued forth accordingly, whereby a Stop is made of the aforesaid Allowance: It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Commissioners of Ireland sitting in the Starchamber, to whom the putting in Execution of the said Ordinance of the 13th of January, 1647, is referred, do continue the Payment of the said Weekly Allowance, for Maintenance of the said Marquis, Marchioness, their Children and Family; and that the said Commissioners do give their Order, and issue out their Warrant, to Sir Adam Loftus Treasurer, for the Payment of the said Weekly Allowance accordingly, notwithstanding the said latter Ordinance, or any Thing therein."
Commissioners for Munster:
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Colonel William Jephson be desired forthwith to go a Commissioner into the Province of Munster, Ireland; and that the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland at Derby House do take Care that a Proportion of Money may be sent with him, by Bill of Exchange, to Bristoll, with Instructions concerning the Disposal of the same.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Mr. Salwey Junior be desired forthwith to go a Commissioner into the Province of Munster, in Ireland, together with Colonel Jephson, upon the like Instructions with him.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Mr. Swinfen be desired forthwith to go a Commissioner into the Province of Munster, in Ireland, together with Colonel Jephson, upon the like Instructions with him.
Instructions for them.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, at Derby House, do give such Instructions to the Gentlemen aforesaid, employed as Commissioners into the Province of Munster, in Ireland, as shall be necessary for the carrying on the present Service."
Commissioners for Sequestrations in the Four Northern Counties.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Sir Arthur Haslerigg Governor of Newcastle, and Mr. George Fenwicke, be added to all the Committees and Commissioners of Sequestrations, within the Counties and Places within the Four Northern Counties."
Indemnity for the Forces in Munster:
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Power be given to the Commissioners now dispatched into Munster, in Ireland, to assure all the Officers and Soldiers of the Army in Munster, as shall continue in their Obedience to the Parliament of England, and conform to their Commands, an Act of Indemnity.
Their Arrears to be satisfied.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Houses do declare, That they will take the same and like Care for ascertaining and satisfying the Arrears of the Soldiery in Munster, as they do or shall take for the rest of the Soldiery in Ireland."
Commissioners for Assessments in Coventry.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That John Hales and Tho. Basnett Esquires be added to the Committee of the City and County of the City of Coventry, for putting in Execution the last Ordinance for Assessments, for maintaining the Forces under the Command of the Lord General."
Sir J. Gibson's Patents for making Allums called in and canceled.
"Resolved; by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled,
"That the Letters Patents of 9° Caroli, granted to Sir John Gibson, for the sole Making and Sale of Allums, are illegal and void, and are hereby so declared.
"That the said Letters Patents granted to the said Sir John Gibson as aforesaid, and all Assignments out of them, ought to be called in and canceled, as illegal, and a great Grievance to the Commonwealth: And it is hereby Ordered, That they be called in and canceled accordingly; and the Patentees and Assignees are required forthwith to bring in their Patents and Assignments."
Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That the Letters Patents of 9° Caroli, granted to Sir John Gibson, for the sole Making and Sale of Allums, shall be brought into this House, and canceled, and also vacated in The Rolls, and wherever else they are upon Record; and the Master of The Rolls and all other Officers in every Office wherever the said Letters Patents are upon Record are hereby required to vacate the said Letters Patents, upon Sight of this Order.
Die Veneris, 31 Martii, 1648.
(fn. 4) E. Mulgrave's Allum Patent.
Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That the Letters Patents of Nono Caroli, granted to Sir John Gibson, for the sole Making and Sale of Allums, shall be brought into this House, and canceled, and also vacated in The Rolls, and wherever else they are upon Record, and the Master of The Rolls and all other Officers in every Office wherever the said Letters Patents are upon Record are hereby required to vacate the said Letters Patents, upon Sight of this Order.
House adjourned till 10a Monday Morning next.