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, 30 die Junii.
Prayers, by Mr. Strickland.
Ds. Hunsdon, Speaker.
Vernon and Cudworth.
Ordered, That the Cause between Vernon and Cudworth shall be heard, by Counsel on both Sides, on Friday next.
Hall, a Pass.
Ordered, That Mr. John Hall shall have a Pass, for himself and his Servant, to go into France.
Letter from Major Rolfe
A Letter from Major Edmond Rolph, was read.
(Here enter it.)
Gent. Usher to secure him.
Thomas Farrier and Barthol. Lavander, Two Serjeants, deposed upon Oath, "That the said Major Edm. Rolph is not able to come abroad, without manifest Prejudice of his Health; and that it will be a Month before he be fit to go abroad."
It is Ordered, That the Gentleman Usher attending this House shall take the said Major into his Custody, and secure him; and shall take a Surgeon along with him, to view and see what Condition he is in, and give an Account thereof to this House To-morrow Morning.
Ly. Capel's Petition for her Son, who is carried Prisoner to the Army.
Upon reading the Petition of Eliz. Lady Capell, Wife to Arthur Lord Capell; shewing, "That Arthur Capell, her Eldest Son, an Infant of about Sixteen Years, hath been lately, by Order of both or One of the Houses, (fn. 1) sent Prisoner to the Army under the Command of the Lord Fairfax:"
It is Ordered, That this Petition be sent to the House of Commons; and to let them know, that this House hath given no such Order: Therefore to desire that he may be returned to his Mother.
Votes concerning a Treaty with the King for Peace.
The Earl of Northumb. reported some Votes, (fn. 2) from the Committee which are to consider of what hath been offered to the King, and to be offered; videlicet,
"That for opening a Way towards a Treaty with His Majesty for a safe Peace, that the Votes of the Third of January, 1647, forbidding all Addresses to be made to or from the King, be taken off."
Ordered, That this House agrees to this Vote; and the Concurrence of the House of Commons to be desired herein.
"That the Three Propositions sent into Scotland, to be granted by the King before a Personal Treaty be begun, shall not be insisted upon."
Ordered, That this House agrees to this Vote; and that the Concurrence of the House of Commons be desired herein.
Launce to be admitted Minister of St. Edmond the King.
The House read and considered of the Certificate of the Assembly of Divines, dated the 9th of June, 1648, concerning Mr. Lance, Minister.
And it is Resolved, That this House rests satisfied with what the Assembly of Divines certified, the 9th of June, 1648, concerning Mr. Lance.
Resolved, That Mr. Lance shall be admitted to be Minister of Edmond's Lumbardstreet, London.
Message to the H. C. with the Votes for a Treaty with the King; and to sit Tomorrow &c.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Justice Roll and Mr. Justice Godbold:
1. To deliver to them the Two Votes reported this Day by the Earl of Northumb. from the Committee; and desire their Concurrence therein.
2ly. To let them know, that this House intends to fit To-morrow and Monday next, in regard of the great Affairs of the Kingdom; and desire them to do the like, if it may stand with their Conveniency.
Message to them, for Ly. Capel's Son to be released.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Doctor Heath and Mr. Eltonheade:
To deliver to them the Petition of the Lady Capell; and to let them know, this House knows nothing of this Business: Therefore desire he may be released from his present Restraint.
Cecil, a Pass.
Ordered, That Mr. Algernon Cecill shall have a Pass, for himself and Two Servants, to go into France.
Donne, Canon of Christ Church.
Ordered, That Doctor Donne shall be heard, by his Counsel, this Day Sevennight, concerning his being made a Canon of Christ's Church, by the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England.
Ly. Aubigny, a Pass.
Ordered, That the Lady Aubigny, with (fn. 3) her Servants, shall have a Pass, to go into Ulster, in the Kingdom of Ireland, and return again.
Whitemore to be instituted to Starton;
Ordered, &c. That Doctor Aylett shall give Institution and Induction unto Jo. Whitemore Clerk, to the Vicarage of Starton, together with the Chapel of Boddington thereunto annexed, in Com. Gloucester; salvo Jure cujuscunque: Granted by the Great Seal.
Edwards to Laigendog;
Ordered, That Doctor Heath give Institution and Induction unto Hugh Edwards Clerk, Master of Arts, to the Vicarage of Llaigendog, together with the Chapel of Landbaysant thereunto annexed, in the County of Carmarthen; salvo Jure &c.: Great Seal.
and Sheffield to Ibitock.
Ordered, That Doctor Aylett give Institution and Induction unto Will'm Sheffield Clerk, to the Rectory of Ibstocke, together with the Chapels of Hucklescoate and Dunington thereunto annexed, in Com. Leicester, void by the Resignation of the last Incumbent; salvo Jure, &c.: Great Seal.
Walker to publish Perfect Occurrences.
Upon reading the Petition of Henry Walker; shewing, That he hath hitherto endeavoured to clear the Proceedings of the Parliament, by publishing a Book, intituled, Perfect Occurrences:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That the said Henry Walker shall still have the Benefit of publishing the said Book, during the Pleasure of this House; and none else shall print that Title.
Ordinance for Diggle to be Rector of Chidingfold.
"Whereas Doctor Edward Layfeild, Rector of the Parish Church of Chidingfold, in the County of Surrey, is voted in Parliament unfit for any Ecclesiastical Preserment in the Church of England; and the said Rectory, by the Committee of plundered Ministers, with the Approbation of the Assembly of Divines, conferred by Sequestration upon John Diggle, Master of Arts, an orthodox Divine, who (fn. 4) hath accordingly, ever since February, 1643, officiated the said Cure: Be it Declared and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the said Edward Layfeild be hereby deprived, amoved, and discharged, of the said Rectory of Chiddingsold, and so remain uncapable of the same: And be it Ordained, by the Authority aforesaid, That the said John Diggle shall be, and is hereby, made and appointed Rector and Incumbent unto the said Rectory of Chidingfold; and that the said John Diggle shall have and enjoy the said Rectory in as full and ample Manner, and receive the Rents, Profits, Tithes, and other Duties thereunto belonging, as the said Doctor Layfeild, or any of his Predecessors, formerly have or ought of Right to have done; and that the said John Diggle shall pay all such Tenths and First Fruits, and other Duties, as are or ought to be payable by the Incumbent of the said Rectory, for and in respect of the same: And be it further Ordained, That the Commissioners of the Great Seal shall hereby have Power to present the said John Diggle unto the said Rectory of Chidingfold; saving and reserving to all and every Person and Persons, other than the Dean of Salisbury, and all claiming from, by, or under him, all such Right and Title of Presentation to the said Church, as doth or may of Right to them, or any of them, belong or appertain; any Thing in this Ordinance to the contrary in any Wife notwithstanding."
House adjourned till 10a cras.