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 Martis, videlicet, 27 die Julii.
Dr. Higgenius versus E. of Lindsey and the E. I. Company.
Ordered, That a Commission under the Great Seal of England, returnable the 2d of November next ensuing the Date above written, shall be directed to Henry Morgan, Turbervile Morgan, Lewis Morgan, Esquires, and Hugh Lewes, Gentleman, authorizing the said Commissioners, or any Three or Two of them, to examine upon Oath, in perpetuam rei memoriam, such Witnesses as shall be produced before them, as well on the Part of John Higgenius, Doctor of Physick, as on the Part of the Earl of Lindsey and the Master and Governor of the East India Company, in a Cause depending now before the Lords in Parliament; and that such Witnesses in this Cause as do or shall continue in or about the City of London shall be examined in the Chancery, or else before the said Commissioners; and that all Justices of the Peace and other Officers shall give unto the said Doctor Higgenius, or any other in his Behalf, Copies of such Examinations and Depositions as they or any of them have taken of any Mariner, or other Persons, touching the Matters complained of to this House.
Ordered, That the Bishop of Peterborough shall have Leave to speak with the Archbishop of Cant. about some Business.
Warner, Sheriff of Warwickshire, about Ship-money.
Whereas it was signified to this House, "That George Warnor, Esquire, late Sheriff of the County of Warwicke, hath some Monies remaining in his Hands, which he collected for Ship-money, and desires the Directions and Order of this House for disposing of the same:" Hereupon it is Ordered to be referred to the Committee particularly appointed for Matters of this Nature; and the Earl of North'ton is to be added to the said Committee.
Bills from the H. C.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Sir John Culpepper; who brought up Seven Bills, which had passed that House: videlicet,
1. An Act for the declaring unlawful and void the late Proceedings touching Ship-money; and for the vacating of all Records and Process concerning the same.
2. An Act for the Prevention of vexations Proceedings touching the Order of Knighthood.
3. An Act for the free bringing in of Gunpowder and Salt-petre from Foreign Parts; and for the free making of Gunpowder in this Realm.
4. An Act to settle the Manor of Belgrave, and other Lands, in the County of Leycester, to and upon William Byerley, Esquire, his Heirs and Assigns, for and towards Payment of the Debts of William Davenport, Esquire, deceased.
5. An Act to enable Sir Alexander Denton, Knight, to sell the Manor of Barvard, alias Barford St. Michaell, and other Lands in this present Act mentioned, for the Payment of his Debts, and Preferment of his younger Children.
6. An Act for the Alteration of the Estate and Tenure of some Lands within the Parish of Fulham, in the County of Midd. held of Lord Bishop of London, as of the Manor of Fulham.
7. An Act for the making of the Chapel of Hoole, in the County of Lancaster, a Parish Church, and no Part of the Parish of Croston.
Thanks to both Houses from the Queen of Bohemia.
Then the Lord Chamberlain signified to this House, "That he had received Letters from the Queen of Bohemia, who rendered to both Houses of Parliament Thanks for that which they have resolved towards Her and Her Posterity."
Bill against Ship-money.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the declaring void and unlawful the late Proceedings touching Shipmoney; and for the vacating of all Records and Process concerning the same.
E. of Nottingham versus E. of Middlesex.
After this, the Counsel of the Earl of Nottingham and the Earl of Middlesex were called in, who proceeded in the Cause; and, after a full Hearing what could be said on both Sides, this House took the whole Business into Consideration, and in particular whether the Earl of Midd. for any Thing which concerns him in this Cause, is liable to give Damages unto the Earl of Nottingham. For the freer Debate hereof, the House was adjourned into a Committee during Pleasure. The House being resumed, it was Resolved, upon the Question, by the major Part,
That, upon all which hath been heard in this Cause, the Earl of Middlesex shall not answer Damages to the Earl of Nottingham.
Ordered, That the Petition of Turbervile Morgan be considered of at the Committee for Petitions, when Rooke's Cause is heard; and the said Morgan to have Liberty to follow his Cause.
Soldiers of the Cinque Ports, Poll-money.
The Earl of March, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, signified to this House, "That there is demanded of some of the Soldiers of the Cinque Ports Ten Pounds for Poll-money, who have but Ten Pounds Yearly Wages of the King, which Proportion they are in no Case able to pay; therefore desires this House to take it into Consideration;" and it is Ordered, To be spoken of at a Conference with the House of Commons, to think of some Way to redress this.
Witnesses in the Archbishop of Cant's Cause.
The Earl of Berkshire was sworn to be examined in the Cause concerning the Archbishop of Cant.
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Communi Banco, Locum tenens Domini Custodis Magni Sigilli, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Mercurii, videlicet, 28m diem instantis Julii, hora 8a, Dominis sic decernentibus.