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, 4 die Novembris.
L. Viscount Hereford.
Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance and Order.
1. An Ordinance to enable the Commissioners of the Great Seal to issue a Writ Patent to Henry Rolle, One of the Justices of the King's Bench, [ (fn. 1) to be] Chief Justice of the same. (Here enter it.)
Nicoll's Order to be Master of the Armory:
Protest against it.
Memorandum, That, before the putting the aforesaid Question, the Earl of Stamford desired Leave to enter his Dissent, if the Question was carried in the Affirmative: Which being granted, he did accordingly enter his Dissent, by subscribing his Name.
Answer to the H. C.
Message from thence, with Votes about the Treaty, and with a Letter to the Commissioners.
That as to the Vote for some of the Commissioners to attend the House, their Lordships will take it into Consideration, and send an Answer by Messengers of their own: To all the rest, their Lordships do agree.
Message to the H. C. about the Votes concerning the Treaty;—and for some of the Commissioners to come up.
2. To put them in Mind to give Expedition in the Votes formerly sent down, in Answer to the King's Four Propositions, that so they may (fn. 2) be sent away to the King.
L. Pagett, a Pass.
Morgan and Gough.
Col. Washborn's Petition for Arrears.
Wyld and Wright.
Edbrooke and Trenchard.
Upon reading the Petition of Robert Edbrooke, &c.; shewing, "That Henry Trenchard (fn. 3) doth refuse to pay them the One Hundred Pounds ordered for him to pay, by this House:"
Ly. Boteler to have an Allowance.
Green versus E. Rivers.
The Earl of Kent, One of the Commissioners of the Great Seal, acquainted this House, "That the Commissioners, of the said Great Seal have sealed a Writ of Rebellion, in the Case of Mr. Greene, against the Earl Rivers, for refusing to answer the Suit of the said Greene in Chancery:"
It is thereupon Ordered, That the Commissioners of the said Great Seal shall proceed according to the usual Course and Proceedings in Chancery, and according to former Leave of this House in this Case.
Court of Requests, &c. to be repaired.
Ordered, That the King's Surveyor shall (fn. 4) speedily give Order for repairing the Roof of the Court of Requests, to prevent the raining in, and also to repair the dark Passage going into Westm. Hall.
Answer from the H. C.
Fiddis to be instituted to Barkway;
and Ward to Snaregate.
Ordered, That Doctor Bennett give Institution and Induction unto Isaac Ward Master of Arts, (fn. 5) to the Rectory of Snaregate, in Com. Kent; salvo Jure cujuscunque: Granted by the Great Seal.
King's Answer about the E. of Ormond, not satisfactory.
"That the King's Answer to the Desires of both Houses, for His declaring against the Proceedings of the Lord of Ormond in Ireland, is not satisfactory: And the Commissioners are hereby authorized and required to acquaint the King herewith, and to press Him to a full Consent thereunto.
Bishops Leave to go to the King.
"That Doctor Usher, Doctor Bromricke, Doctor Prideaux, Doctor Warner, Doctor Ferne, and Doctor Morley, shall have the Leave of both Houses to go to the King; and to have the Speakers Passes to that Purpose.
Some of the Commissioners to come up.
Short Catechism to be presented to the King.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That an Instruction be prepared, and sent to the Commissioners in the Isle of Wight, to authorize them to present the Shorter Catechism to His Majesty, for His Approbation.
Letter to the Commissioners with these Votes.
"We are commanded, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, to transmit unto you these Votes inclosed. And it is their Pleasure, and you are hereby authorized, to acquaint His Majesty with them, and to desire His Majesty's Consent accordingly. This is all that is at present commanded us, that subscribe ourselves
Order for Nicoll to be Master of the Armory in The Tower and at Greenwich.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That His Majesty's Solicitor General do prepare a Patent, in usual Form, containing the Grant of the Place of Office of Master of the Armory in The Tower of London and Greenw'ch, to Anthony Nicoll Esquire; to have and to hold the said Place, with all Fees, Profits, and Advantages, thereunto of Right belonging, to him the said Anthony Nicoll, during Life, in as large and ample Manner as any other Person his Predecessor formerly held and enjoyed the same: And the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England are hereby authorized and required to pass the said Grant, so prepared, under the said Great Seal, accordingly."
Roll to be Chief Justice of the King's Bench.
"Whereas the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament have ordered and ordained Henry Rolle, now being One of the Justices of the King's Bench, to be Chief Justice of the same Court: The said Lords and Commons, for the due Performance thereof, do hereby order and ordain, That the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England do speedily issue forth a Writ of Supersedeas, to supersede the Patent of the said Henry Rolle for being One of the Justices of the King's Bench; and also do then issue forth a Writ Patent, or Patent Writ, for calling the said Henry Rolle to be Chief Justice of the said Court, in usual Form; adding thereunto, next before the Teste of the said Writ. ("quamdiù vos bene gesseritis"); and further to do all other necessary Things therein, for the perfect settling of him in the said Place or Office of Chief Justice."