Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 10, 1648-1649. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
This free content was digitised by double rekeying. All rights reserved.
DIE Mercurii, 8 die Novembris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Salwey.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
L. Viscount Hereford.
Wilde and Wright.
Ordered, That the Errors between Wylde and Wright shall be argued, by Counsel, at this Bar, on Monday Morning next.
Johnson and Barret.
Ordered, That the Errors between Johnson & al. cont. Barrett & al. shall (fn. 1) be argued, by Counsel on both Sides, on the 4th of December next.
Roberts and Winter.
Ordered, That the Errors between Rob'ts and Winter shall be argued, at this Bar, the 4th of December, 1648.
Message to the H. C. with the Ordinance for bringing in Accompts; and about Delinquents exempted from Pardon.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Doctor Heath and
To deliver to them the Ordinance for bringing the Accompts of the Kingdom, and desire their Concurrence therein.
2. To put them in Mind of the Names of the Seven Delinquent Persons that are to be excepted from Pardon.
Savage and Griggs to be attached, for Contempt of the Order for attaching Grigg.
Upon reading the Affidavits of John Duell and Issaac Goddward: (Here enter them.)
It is Ordered, Thomas Savage, Thomas Grigg Junior, and Thomas Grigg Senior, Constables, shall be attached by the Gentleman Usher attending this House, and brought before the Lords in Parliament, to answer their Contempts.
The Reply of Theodosia Stepkin, to the Answer of Sir George Garrett, was read.
It is Ordered, That To-morrow Sevennight is appointed, to hear this Cause, by Counsel on both Sides.
E. Rivers and Green.
Upon reading the Petition of John Earl Rivers; shewing, "That John Greene Cleric. hath endeavoured, by Process out of the Chancery, to enforce him to answer there, contrary to the Privilege of a Peer of this Realm, during the Time of Parliament; therefore desires that he may have the Privilege of a Peer of this Realm allowed unto him; and that his Person may be freed from Arrest, during this present Parliament."
Ordered, That the Consideration of this Business be respited till To-morrow; and then the Earl of Kent is desired to be present.
Message from the H. C. with an Order about the Guards of the Houses, with one for disposing of some Monies formerly ordered for L. Willoughby;-and with Two more Orders.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Ashurst, &c.; who brought up divers Particulars, wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence:
1. Order concerning the Horse Guards that attend the Houses.
Read, and Agreed to with an Addition of Five Lords; (videlicet,) Earl Rutland, Earl Lyncolne, Earl Suffolke, Earl Mulgrave, Lord Hunsdon.
2. An Order concerning disposing some Monies formerly appointed for the Lord Willoughby.
Respited for Twenty Days, until Mr. Godfrey be heard concerning this Business.
3. An Order for taking the Accompts of the Lancashire Forces. (Here enter it.)
Read, and Agreed to.
4. An Order for Four Thousand Pounds, out of the First Monies arising out of the Sequestrations of Cumberland, to be paid to the Forces of Lancashire, towards their Arrears. (Here enter it.)
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to the Order for taking the Accompts of the Forces of Lancashire, and the Order for the Four Thousand Pounds to be paid them: To the others, their Lordships will take them into Consideration, and will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Message to the H. C. with the Order about the Guards.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath:
To deliver to them the Order concerning the Horse, with the Addition, and desire their Concurrence therein.
L. Mohun and Sir H. Carew.
Upon reading the Petition of the Lord Mohun, concerning the Business between him and Sir Henry Carew, &c.
It is Ordered, The former Proceedings in this House in this Case shall be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning.
Lynde's Petition, about a Purchase of Bishops Lands.
Upon reading the Petition of Alexander Lynde; shewing, "That he made a Contract for the Impropriate Rectory of Rickmansworth, in the County of Hertford, in December, 1642; (fn. 1) but, since, his Estate is declared to be void:"
It is Ordered, To be referred to these Lords following, to consider of the Ordinances for Sale of Bishops Lands; and how the Petitioner may have Relief, by a particular Ordinance, for enjoying his Estate which he had contracted for before the Ordinances were made, and report the same to this House:
L. Viscount Hereford.
Any Three; to meet on Friday Morning next; after, at such Time as they shall adjourn to.
Order for 4000 l. for the Lancashire Forces.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Sum of Four Thousand Pounds, out of the First Monies arising out of the Sequestrations of Cumberland, do go towards Payment of the Forces of Lancash'r that served in the said County, towards their Disbanding.
Order for auditing the Accompts of, and paying, the Lancashire Forces.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Committee of Accompts in Lancasheir do audit the Accompts of the said Soldiers in Lancash'r, according to the Ordinance and Rules passed both Houses 27 May, 1646, and certify the same to the Committee of Accompts here; and that the Arrears appearing upon the Foot of the said Accompt so stated be satisfied out of the Sequestrations of the said County of Lancaster, in Course, next after the Engagements formerly charged upon the said Sequestrations for the former Arrears of the Soldiers of the said County shall be first satisfied."
Affidavit, that Williams carried away Timber cut by North on Mims Common.
"Isaac Goddard, of North Mymmes, in the County of Hertford, Husbandman, maketh Oath, That whereas Roger North Esquire having caused to be selled Five Timber Trees of Oak, upon Mymmes Comon, in the said County of Hertford, Thomas Savadge, Servant to Thomas Williams Esquire, Son-in-Law of Thomas Connisby Esquire, did, this last Summer, in June or July last past, with the Team of the said Thomas Williams, load, cart, and carry away, One of the said Five Timber Trees from the said Common or Soil where the said Trees did grow: And all the rest of the said Trees are carried away; and, as this Deponent believeth, they were carried away by the said Thomas Williams' Team.
"Jurat. 4 Die Nov. 1648.
Affidavit, of Grigg's Contempt of the Order for attaching him for letting Conisby escape.
"John Duell, Deputy to the Gentleman Usher of the Right Honourable the House of Peers, maketh Oath, That he this Deponent, by virtue of an Order of the said Right Honourable the House of Peers, did, on Monday the 30th Day of October last, attach the Body of Thomas Grigg, Constable of North Mymes, in the County of Hertford, which Order this Deponent read unto him; but he the said Thomas Grigg made slight of the said Order, and would not yield Obedience thereunto, but called his Son Thomas Grigg Junior, and others that were Soldiers who quartered in his House, and who came all forth, with Pitchforks, Staves, and other Weapons, and swore many Oaths, "That, if this Deponent would not go thence, and leave the said Thomas Grigg behind him, they would speed this Deponent." And they did not only rescue the said Thomas Grigg the Father from this Deponent, but also another Prisoner then in his Custody, by Name Edward Glover, of whom this Deponent cannot since hear of. And this Deponent also saith, That the said Thomas Grigg and his Son, and others then present, swore, "That if Captain North's Man came near them any more, they would pull him Limb from Limb, calling him Read Coate Rogue."
"Jur. 3 Nov. 1648.
House adjourned till 10a cras.