Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 11, 1660-1666. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Veneris, 18 Maii.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Message to H. C. with the Ordinance to bring in Arrears.
Mr. Childe and Mr. Eltenhead were sent to the House of Commons, with the Ordinance to put several Acts in Execution for raising of Money and paying in of Arrears, with many Amendments.
Clark to be Clerk of the Deliveries in the Ordnance.
Upon reading the Petition of George Clarke, Clerk of the Deliveries in the Office of His Majesty's Ordnance:
ORDERED, &c. That the Petitioner shall enjoy his Office, according to his Patent, until the King's Pleasure be farther known.
Ly. Jermin and Long.
Upon reading the Petition of the Lady Jermine, &c.
ORDERED, &c. That Walter Longe Esquire shall obey the former Orders of this House, concerning the Register's Office, the one dated the 12th of May, 1660, and the other dated the 15th of the same, by Nine of the Clock To-morrow Morning: And hereof he may not fail at his Peril.
Message from H. C. with a List of the late King's Judges, and Votes about them:
A Message brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Prynn and others, with several Votes, whereunto he desired their Lordships Concurrence:
"Resolved, upon the Question, by the Commons assembled in Parliament,
"That all the Persons who sat in Judgement upon the late King's Majesty when Sentence of Death was pronounced against Him, and the Estates both Real and Personal of all and every the said Persons (whether in their own Hands or any other in Trust for their or any of their Uses) who are fled, be forthwith seized and secured; and the respective Sheriffs and other Officers whom this may concern are to take effectual Order accordingly.
"Resolved, by the and Commons assembled in Parliament,
"That nothing in the Orders touching seizing of the Persons or Estates of those who sat in Judgement upon the late King do in any wise extend to Colonel Mathewe Tomlinson, or his Estate.
"Resolved, by the and Commons assembled in Parliament,
"That the Council of State do forthwith take Order for stopping of all the Ports, to the End that none of those who are ordered to be apprehended as having sat in Judgement upon the late King's Majesty may make Escape beyond the Seas.
"That these Votes, with a List of the Names of those who are to be secured, be sent up to the Lords; and their Concurrence desired.
Jo. Bradshawe, Serjeant at Law, President of the pretended High Court of Justice.
Committee to consider of them.
Lords Committees appointed by the House to consider of the said Votes, with the List of the Names; videlicet,
Their Lordships went out of the House presently, to consider of the same.
Answer to the H. C.
The Messengers of the House of Commons were called in; and they were told by the Speaker, "That the Lords will return Answer, concerning the said Votes and List, by Messengers of their own."
Order to seize the Persons and Effects of the late King's Judges:
Lord Robertes reported, "That the Committee thought fit, instead of the First Vote, to have this Order following to be made; (videlicet,)
"Upon Complaint this Day made by the Commons in Parliament: It is ORDERED, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That all these Persons, (videlicet,) Jo. Bradshawe, Jo. Lisle, and the rest (except Mathewe Tomlinson), who sat in Judgement upon the late King's Majesty when Sentence of Death was pronounced against Him, and the Estates both Real and Personal of all and every the said Persons (whether in their own Hands or in the Hands of any in Trust for their or any of their Uses) who are fled, be forthwith seized and secured: And the respective Sheriffs and other Officers whom this may concern are to take effectual Order accordingly."
The House, after some Consideration of the said Report, agreed unto the said Alteration, and consented unto the said Order accordingly; and ordered, That the same, with the List aforesaid, should be printed and published.
Message to the H. C. for a Conference about the Votes concerning them.
And touching the rest of the Matter in the said Votes, the Lords sent a Message to the House of Commons, by Mr. Rich and Mr. Eltenhead, for a Conference to be had with them, To-morrow Morning, by Eleven of the Clock, in the Painted Chamber.
The Petition of Richard Pight, Clerk of the Irons, was read, and referred to the Committee for Petitions.
Thayne, Black Rod, to have Windsor Little Park.
Upon Information, "That Alexander Thayne Esquire, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, hath been kept out of his Possession of The Little Parke at Windsor since 1648:"
ORDERED, That he shall have the present Possession of the same, as formerly, until the Pleasure of the King be farther known.
E. of Dover to attend.
ORDERED, That a Letter be sent to the Earl of Dover, to come to the Parliament as a Peer.
Ly. Villiers' Office in the Mint.
Upon the Petition of the Lady Villiers:
ORDERED, That she shall have the present Possession of her Office in the Mint, according to her Patents, until the Pleasure of the King be farther known.
The Petition of Christopher Meadcalfe was read; and referred to the Committee of Petitions.
Treasonable Words spoke by some Soldiers.
The Earl of North'ton acquainted the House, "That there were some Gentlemen at the Door, that informed him of very treasonable and dangerous Words that were spoken against the King's Majesty, by some Soldiers, at The White Hart, in Burntwood, Essex, who are now removed and quartered at Maidstone."
Whereupon the said Gentlemen were called in; who affirmed the same unto the House.
And after being withdrawn, the Earl of North'ton was desired by the Speaker, in the Name of the House, to take the said Gentlemen with him, and acquaint the Lord General Moncke with the whole Matter.
Evidence against Steel.
Mary Chandler, the Wife of Jo. Chandler, sworn at the Bar, touching the treasonable Words spoken by Rich. Steele, who is to appear in Person to give in her Testimony when she shall be summoned.
Dr. Oliver to be restored as President of Magd. Col.
Upon the Petition of Dr. John Oliver;
ORDERED, &c. That he be restored to his Place as President of Magdalen Colledge in Oxon, as formerly he had, until the King's Majesty's Pleasure be farther known.
E. Northumb. and E. Peterborough, concerning Statues, &c. belonging to the late King.
Earl Northumb'land and the Earl of Peterborough declared to the House, "That they conceived that they might have some Statues and Pictures that were formerly His late Majesty's; and that their Lordships would keep them in Safety for His Majesty's Use, and to present them unto Him if He pleased to accept of them."
Money for the Officers of this House.
ORDERED, &c. That the Gentleman Usher attending this House and the Clerk of the Parliament, shall have such Monies paid them, by the Committee for the Revenue, from Time to Time, for the carrying on the Business and necessary Expences and Service of this House, as by particular Warrants may issue from their Lordships, as Occasions shall require, for the Service aforesaid.
Message from H. C. with an Ordinance for a Monthly Assessment
A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Alderman Robinson and others, with an Ordinance for an Assessment of Seventy Thousand Pounds by the Month upon Engl. for Three Months, &c. whereunto the Lords Concurrence was desired.
Adjourned, 9 To-morrow.