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, 22 die Septembris.
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Answer from the H. C.
Mrs. Vanenden and Sir Wm. Cobb.
Ordered, That the Cause between Mrs. Vannenden (fn. 1) and Sir Wm. Cobb shall be heard, on Thursday Morning next, by Counsel on both Sides.
Inhabitants of Long-acre versus Barley, for erecting a Building.
Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants in and about Long-acre; complaining, "That one John Barley hath inclosed a Piece of Waste Ground, and hath set up a Brewhouse, whereby the Inhabitants will be much prejudiced; therefore desire that Stay may be made thereof, it being against the Statute:"
Message from the H. C. with Ordinances.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Gurden, &c.; who brought up divers Particulars, wherein they desire (fn. 2) their Lordships Concurrence:
Ordinance to discharge the Excise Accompts for 1646.
That this House will take the Ordinance for discharging the Commissioners of the Excise for the Receipts for the Year ending 29 Septem. 1646, into speedy Consideration; and will send an Answer by Messengers of their own: To all the rest, this House agrees.
Prichard and Ratcliff.
Upon reading the Petition of Phillip Prichard; shewing, "That he, being Under-Sheriff of the County Palatine of Chester, in Anno 1644, was commanded by his High Sheriff to give Order unto Mr. Randle Hunt, then Constable of the Castle of Chester, to continue one Thomas Ratcliffe there a Prisoner in his Custody, till he received further Order for his Enlargement, according to Law, for that he stood indicted of High Treason: That the said Thomas Ratcliffe, merely out of a vexatious Intent, and taking Advantage of these distracted Times, hath commenced an Action of False Imprisonment against the Petitioner, who never had him in Custody: Therefore desires (in regard he is, and hath been divers Years, a menial Servant to a Peer of this Realm) that an Order of this House may be granted, to stay Proceedings at Law against the Petitioner."
Halke and James.
Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance about the Admiralty Court.
House to be called.
Message to the H. C. about the following Particulars.
Evered, alias Webb, to be instituted to Basingstoke;
Ordered, That Doctor Aylett give Institution and Induction unto Mr. Stephen Evered, alias Webb, Clerk, to the Vicarage of Basingstoake, with all Chapels thereunto annexed, in Com. South'ton, void by Death of Ambrose Webb, last Incumbent; salvo Jure cujuscunque: Mary Magdalen Colledge, Patrons.
and Lawrence to Upway.
Ordinance to continue the Commissioners of Excise.
"It is Ordered and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That Thomas Foote, John Kendrick, Thomas Cullum, and Symon Edmonds, Esquires, Aldermen of the City of London, and John Lamott and Edward Claxton, Esquires, shall manage the Excise, until the 25th of March, 1649, or until both Houses of Parliament take further Order, according to such Instructions as are or shall be given by both Houses of Parliament."
Order for Payment of 2000 l. to Ly. Brooke, out of Sir E. Bishop's Estate.
"Whereas the Sum of Four Thousand Pounds was, by Ordinance of Parliament, of the 16th of April, 1647, appointed to be paid to Penelope Lady Brooke, the Relict of Sir Wm. Brooke, deceased, for the Subsistence of the said Lady Brooke and her Children, their future Provision and Preferment, out of the Receipts at Gouldsmiths Hall, with a special Recommendation to the said Committee, that a good Proportion thereof should be speedily paid unto them; in Pursuance whereof, the Fine of Sir Edward Bishopp was assigned unto the said Lady Brooke, the which Fine the said Sir Edward Bishopp refuseth or neglecteth to pay in: It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Rents and Profits arising, and to be made, of the Sequestration of the Estate Real and Personal of the said Sir Edward Bishopp, be from Time to Time paid, and do accrue, to the said Lady Brooke, or her Assigns, until the Sum of Two Thousand Pounds be fully paid and satisfied unto the said Lady Brooke, with the growing Interest for the whole Four Thousand Pounds from this Day, or until the said Sir Edward Bishopp do proceed effectually with his Composition, and pay in his Fine: And the Committees, Sequestrators, Treasurers, and Solicitors for Sequestrations, in all Counties and Places where the Estate Personal or Real of the said Sir Edward Bishopp, or any Part thereof, lies, as likewise the Tenants to the said Estate, are hereby authorized and required respectively to take Notice of this Order, and from Time to Time to pay the Profits of the said Estate to the said Lady Brooke, or her Assignee or Assignees, in Manner as aforesaid; and the Acquittance or Acquittances of the said Lady Brooke, her Assignee or Assignees, shall be from Time to Time a sufficient Discharge to the aforesaid Persons respectively, for the Payment of the said Rents, Issues, and Profits, accordingly."
Lords to attend the Call of the House.
In regard of the important Businesses now to be agitated in this House, tending to the Settlement of the Peace of this Kingdom, and that divers Lords are employed by the Parliament to treat with His Majesty in the Isle of Wight: It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That this House shall be recalled on the Second of October next; and all such Lords as are to sit and vote in this present Session of Parliament are to take Notice hereof, and to give their Attendance on that Day, all Excuses set apart, as they tender the Displeasure of this House; any former Leave of Absence to the contrary in any Wise notwithstanding.