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 Sabbati, 29th of April.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
D. of Richmond, a Pass.
Ordered, That the Duke of Richmond shall have a Pass, to transport Six Geldings into Holland.
Message from the H. C. with a Vote about Sir J. Strangeway's Fine.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Gyles Greene; who brought up a Vote, asserting the Fine of Sir John Strangwaies and his Son, wherein their Lordships Concurrence is desired. (Here enter it.)
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to the Order now brought up.
Sir J. Bannatyne, Leave to levy Eight Companies for Italy.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir James Bannatyne; desiring, "To have Liberty to levy Eight Companies for his Service in Italy, finding Security that he will levy none but such as are not useful for the State, and that shall never carry Arms against the Parliament, and for Assurance that he intends nothing to the Prejudice of the State:"
It is Ordered, That this House thinks it fit to grant this Request; and that it be specially recommended to the House of Commons.
Settling the Quiet of the Kingdom.
Ordered, That on Tuesday Morning next this House will consider of the fittest Ways and Means for the removing of the present Distractions, and the settling of the Quiet and Peace of the Kingdom; and the Lords are to have Notice, then to attend this House.
Maj. Stewart's Petition.
Upon reading the Petition of Major Robert Stewart:
It is Ordered, To be referred to Mr. Justice Rolls, who is to give an Account thereof to this House on Monday Morning next.
Hussey's Ordinance, to be Rector of West Ham:
The Earl of Denbigh, according to a former Order of this House, brought in an Ordinance for making Mr. Hussey Rector of Westham, in the County of Surry; which was read Twice, and Agreed to upon the Question.
Message to the H. C. with it; -about the Irish Fleet;-and for Sir J. Bannatyne to levy Men for Italy.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Eltonhead and
1. To desire their Concurrence in the List of the Guard for the Irish Seas.
2. To deliver to them the Ordinance for Mr. Hussey, and desire their Concurrence.
3. To deliver to them the Petition of Sir James Bannatyne, with this Sense, "That this House thinks it fit to grant the Desires of the Petitioner, in regard of his great Merits, and conceiving it may be a Service to the State."
Ordinance to clear Sir J. Strangeways and his Son of their Delinquency.
"The Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled do accept of the Fine of Ten Thousand Pounds, of Sir John Strangewayes and his Son, in full for Pardon of their Delinquency, and Discharge of the Sequestration of their Estates, and from the Payment of any Fifth or Twentieth Part; the said Ten Thousand Pounds to be thus paid, (videlicet,) Five Thousand Pounds in Hand, and Five Thousand Pounds at Three Months End; and they are to give Security to the Committee of the Navy, such as shall satisfy them, for the Payment of the latter Five Thousand Pounds; and that, upon the Payment of the First Five Thousand Pounds, and Security so given as aforesaid for the Payment of the other Five Thousand Pounds, the said Sir John Strangewayes and his Son Giles Strangewayes to be discharged of their Imprisonment, and Sir John to have Liberty to go into Dorsettsheir, or where else he please, and his Son to have the Liberty of the late Lines of Communication and Twenty Miles Distance thereof; and, after the Payment of the whole Ten Thousand Pounds, Mr. Giles Strangewayes to have his full Liberty; and the Committee of the Navy is to prepare and bring in an Ordinance concerning this Business accordingly. Sir Walter Erle is desired to acquaint Sir John Strangewayes with this Order."
Luddington to be instituted to Halsted;
Ordered, That Doctor Aylett give Institution and Induction unto Theophilus Luddington Clerk, Master of Arts, to the Rectory of Halstead, in Com. Suff., void by Death of Ezechiell Edgar Clerk, last Incumbent; salvo Jure, &c.: The Lady Wray Patroness.
and Eatony to Greenstead;
Ordered, That Doctor Aylett give Institution and Induction unto George Eatony Clerk, Master of Arts, to the Rectory of Greenstead juxta Colchester, in Com. Essex, void by Death of the last Incumbent; salvo Jure, &c.: Granted by the Great Seal.
North and Conisby, about Woods in Mims Common.
Upon reading the Petition of Roger North Esquire, this Day in the House; shewing, "That the Petitioner cannot take the Bennefit of the Woods and Trees in Mimes Common, in the County of Hertford, according to the Order of the 22th of January, 1644, made by this House, upon a full Hearing between the Petitioner and Thomas Conisby Esquire:"
It is Ordered, &c. That this House hereby confirms the said Order of the 22th of January in all Points: And it is further Ordered, That the Sheriff of the said County shall see the same obeyed accordingly; and further, that he give his Assistance to the Petitioner, as well in the Execution of this present Order, as also for preventing all Breaches and Disturbances that shall hereafter happen contrary to this or the said former Order; and further, that the said Tho. Conisby, and all others pretending under him or his Title since the said Order, are hereby inhibited to molest the said Petitioner or his Agents, in cutting and taking away the said Trees in Pursuance of the Order aforesaid.
House adjourned till 10a Monday Morning next.