House of Lords Journal Volume 10: 9 October 1648

Pages 533-534

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 Lunæ, 9 die Octobris.

PRAYERS, by Mr. Salwey.

Domini præsentes fuerunt:

Comes Denbigh, Speaker.
Comes Kent.
Comes Mulgrave.
Comes Suffolke.
Comes Rutland.
Comes Lyncolne.
L. Viscount Hereford.
Comes Nottingham.
Ds. Howard.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. North.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Dacres.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds. Grey.
Ds. Wharton.

Letter from the Commissioners with the King.

A Letter from the Commissioners in the Isle of Wight, was read. (Here enter it.)

Cole sent for, for seizing the Goods in the E. of Lauderdale's House.

Upon reading the Petition of Ann Lady Lauderdaill and others, and also reading the Affidavit of Robert Balentyn, complaining, "of the Disobedience of one Richard Cole to the Order of this House."

(Here enter it.)

It is Ordered, That the said Richard Cole shall be summoned to appear before this House To-morrow Morning, to answer the same; and the Witnesses against him shall be heard.

Benson and Eyre.

Ordered, That the Errors in the Writ of Error between Benson Plaintiff and Eyre Defendant shall be argued, by Counsel, at this Bar, the 18th of Instant October.

Ordinance for settling the Militia.

The Ordinance for settling the Militia of the whole Kingdom, was read the Second Time, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the whole House; to be taken into Consideration this Day Sevennight.

Smyth and Davies.

Ordered, That the Errors in the Writ of Error between Smyth and Davies shall be argued, by Counsel on both Sides, the 18th of this Instant October, at this Bar.

L. Colraine and Ly. Delawar.

Upon reading the [ (fn. 1) Petition of the] Lady La Warr; desiring, "longer Time, to be heard, by her Counsel, in the Matter between her and the Lord Colrayne:"

It is Ordered, That the Cause between the Lady La Warr and the Lord Colrayne, which should have been heard To-morrow, shall be heard the Second Friday in the Term.

The House called.

The House was called; and these Lords were absent:

Lord Robertes.
Lord La Warr.
Lord Mountague. Excused.
Earl Stamford. Excused.
Earl Manchester. Excused.
Earl Oxford. Excused for the present.

Lords Leave to be absent.

Ordered, That the Earl of Denbigh hath Leave to be absent for Four Weeks.

Ordered, That the Lord Wharton hath Leave to be absent for Fourteen Days.

Letter from the Commissioners with the King, concerning the Treaty.

"My Lord,

"We have spent much of this Week past in Debates concerning the Propositions of the Church; and have thus long forborn to write unto your Lordship, in Expectation of His Majesty's full Answer to those Propositions. But His Majesty now sending to us, that He cannot be ready with His Answer until Nine a Clock on Monday Morning, and that then we shall receive it; we thought it our Duty to present this unto you, and shall immediately after the Receipt of His Majesty's Answer send the Transactions on those Propositions to your Lordship. So we rest

"Your Lordship's

Newport, 7 Octob. 1648.

"Humble Servants,

"Pembrooke & Mount.
"Wm. Say & Seale.

"For the Right Honourable the Earl of Manchester, Speaker of the House of Peers pro Tempore. These."

Balentyne's Affidavit, concerning Cole's disobeying the Order for preserving the Goods in the E. of Lauderdale's House.

"Robert Baleintyn, Servant to the Right Honourable Anne Countess Lawderdayle, aged Twenty-six Years, or thereabouts, maketh Oath, That he being in his Lady's House, in Aldersgate-streete, London, where the Goods in the House, seized for the Delinquency of the Right Honourable John Earl of Lawderdayle, by Warrant from the Committee of Habberdash'rs Hall, were and are, and which, by Order of the Fifth of this Instant October, of the Right Honourable the Lords in Parliament, are ordered not to be removed, embezzled, nor alienated, until it should be determined by the Houses into what Way to put the Examination of the Right of the said Goods; Richard Cole, a Taylor, who there kept Possession under the Seizure, being shewed the said Order, whereof the Copy is annexed, by this Deponent, on Saturday the 7th of this Instant, and required to yield Obedience thereunto, the said Cole refused to see the said Order, or give Obedience thereunto; but said peremptorily, "He would not obey the same, but would take and dispose the Goods so seized;" and said moreover, in a slighting Manner, "He cared not a Pin for the Order of the House of Lords, nor would obey the same, but would take another Course;" flurting with his Finger at this Deponent, in his so expressing himself. And being told by this Deponent, "The Lords would send a Messenger to have an Account of such his Carriage;" the said Cole, in a braving and insolent Manner, said, "I would they dared so do; and he would be glad to see, who durst meddle with him for his so doing, or saying." And said, the 9th of this Instant, "He would bring Two Files of Musketeers, and break open the Gates."

"Jur. 9 Octobr. 1648,

coram me,

"W. Hakewil, in

Canc. Mag'ro."

"Robert Balentyn.


House adjourned till 10a cras.


  • 1. Deest in Originali.