Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 4, 1629-42. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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Die Veneris, videlicet, 19 die Februarii.
Sheriff of Staffordshire to re-pay Ship-money in his Hands.
Upon the reading of a Petition of Jo. Bellott, Esquire, shewing, "That he being, in the Fifteenth Year of His Majesty's Reign, Sheriff of the County of Stafford, and, by virtue of His Majesty's Writ for Levying of Ship-money, did collect from several Inhabitants in the said County, the Sum of Two Hundred and Fifty Pounds, or thereabouts, which he hath in his Keeping; and for that the issuing of the said Writ is voted by this House to be illegal, therefore desired the Directions of this House therein." Whereupon the House did Order, That the said Two Hundred and Fifty Pounds be re-paid unto the several Owners.
Bloxham versus Sandeland.
It being moved, That there is a Trial directed, by this House, to the next Assizes in the County of Suffolk, between Nic. Bloxam and Andrew Sandeland; and forasmuch as the said Mr. Sandeland being now under Custody by Order of this House, and so unable to follow his Cause, and prepare for the said Trial; therefore it was Ordered, That the said Mr. Sandeland, giving good and sufficient Bail to appear here in Court, after the Trial is ended, to answer such Things as he stands charged with here, shall have Liberty and be free from the Custody of the Messenger of this House, for the better intending and prosecuting of his said Business.
Committee for the Star-chamber.
Ordered, That the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Institution and Power of the Star-chamber are to meet upon Friday next, in the Afternoon; and then Mr. Hales and Hackwell are to be heard, to give an Answer to what Mr. Attorney General argued, concerning the Institution of the said Court; and that the King's Counsel be then present.
Leave to Lady Wentworth to speak with the Earl of Strafford.
Treaty with the States to be debated To-morrow.
Mrs. Clarke's Order to have Witnesses against the Lord Morley.
Disbanding the new Irish Army, and disarming Papists in England, &c.
After this, the House was put into a Committee during Pleasure, to debate the Message sent from the House of Commons, touching the disbanding of the new Irish Army, and disarming of the Papists in England; and, after long Consideration thereof, the House was resumed; and it was Resolved, upon the Question, That this House do join with the House of Commons, humbly to move His Majesty, That the new Irish Army be disbanded, and, at the same Time, the old Army be reinforced to Four Thousand Foot, and One Thousand Horse, by taking Two Thousand Men out of the new Army, whereof One Thousand to be of those which were taken out of the old Army.
Debate about English Papists next Monday.
Downe to have a Commission for examining Witnesses, and settling Differences.
Ordered, That Edward Downe shall have a Commission, directed to Sir John Horner, Mr. Stocker, Jo. Yeomans, and Richard Ewens, to call before them Parties and Witnesses, and so compose and end the Differences, so that the Petitioner may receive such reasonable Satisfaction as in their Discretions shall seem meet and just; but, in Case the Parties will not be (fn. 1) drawn to that which is reasonable, then to certify this Honourable House, that thereby such further Course may be taken as shall be thought fit; and further, That the Petitioner Downes be freed from all Suits concerning this Business, until the Differences between him and the Parties mentioned in the Petition be ended.