House of Lords Journal Volume 4: 3 March 1641

Pages 174-175

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 Mercurii, 3 die Martii.


Countess of Exeter's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for exchanging of Lands, between the Countess Dowager of Exeter and the Hospital of Newarke, &c. and, being put to the Question, it was Agreed to pass, nemine contradicente.

Johnson's Complaint against the High Commission Court.

Upon a Report made to the House, by the Lords Committees for Courts of Justice, &c. That Ezechiell Johnson, Clerk, upon a Pretence of Super-institution to the Church of Paulesberry, in the County of North'ton, hath been sentenced in the High Commission Court by a false and untrue Sentence, by which he hath much suffered. Hereupon the House did Order, That this Business be entirely heard in the House this Day Sevennight.

Sir Geo. Ratcliff to be sworn as a Witness in Sir Jo. Bourchier's Case.

Ordered, That the Clerk of the Parliament doth go and swear Sir George Ratcliffe in The Gate-house, as a Witness to be produced in Sir Jo. Bourchier's Cause.

Message to the H.C. with Bills.

Sir Robert Rich and Serjeant Aylyffe were sent down to the House of Commons, with Five several Bills, which had passed this House; videlicet, The Countess of Exeter's Bill; An Act for Naturalizing Dorothy Spencer, the Lord Spencer's Daughter; An Act for Naturalizing Richard Bogans, Christopher Bogans, etc.; An Act for Naturalizing of Kirkes, etc.; An Act for enabling the Lord Marquis of Winchester to make Leases, etc.

And the Messengers returned, with this Answer: That they had delivered the Bills to the House of Commons, as they were commanded.

Conference about the Scots Business.

After this, the House resolved on a Conference with the House of Commons, touching the Scots Business; and these Lords were appointed to set down in Writing (fn. 1) what they conceived was fit to be propounded at the Conference, and then to present it to the House to receive Approbation; videlicet,

E. Marshal.
E. Bath.
E. of Essex.
E. of Dorsett.
E. of Bristoll.
The L. Visc. Say et Seale.
L. Bp. of Lincolne.

Umsrevile discharged, who forged Ld. Awdley's Protection.

Then Umfrevile, that was committed for counterfeiting the Hand and Seal of the Lord Awdley in a Protection, made his Submission at the Bar, and was discharged by the House of his Imprisonment.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons by the Master of the Rolls and Mr. Attorney General:

Message to the H. C. for a Conference concerning Berwick and Carlisle, and the last Article of the Scots.

To desire a Free Conference presently, by a Committee of both Houses, in the Painted Chamber, if it stand with their Conveniency, concerning the Paper delivered to them concerning Barwicke and Carlile, and likewise concerning the Conclusion of the last Article of the Scots.

Stationers to attend Tomorrow.

Ordered, that the Master and Wardens of the Stationers Company do attend this House To-morrow Morning, at Nine a Clock, and the First Business to be dispatched.

Thornborough, Bp. of Worcester, to settle a Jointure on his Son's Wife.

Upon the Report of the Lords Committees for Petitions; it was Ordered, That John Lord Bishop of Worcester shall forthwith convey and assure unto Dame Hellen Thorneborough, Wife of Sir Thomas Thorneborough, Knight, Son of the said Lord Bishop, out of Lands of the clear Yearly Value of One Hundred Marks per Annum, for her Jointure, during her Natural Life, according as she shall be advised by her Learned Counsel in the Law; and that the Profits of Two Copyholds, called Wheeler's and Cookes, being about the Value of Twenty-eight Pounds per Annum, shall be likewise settled upon her Children by the said Lord Bishop, to their Benefit.

Ordered, That no Business be done this Morning but the Business of the Conference with the House of Commons.

The Lords Committees presented to the House a Paper drawn up of what was fit to be delivered at the Conference, which was read and approved: videlicet,

Proposition concerning Berwick and Carlisle.

"That whereas there hath been a Proposition made by the Commissioners of Scotland, for the removing of the Garrison, and demolishing of the Fortifications of Barwicke and Carlile; which Proposition the Upper House hath taken into Consideration, and are inclined, when a firm and settled Peace shall be established, that all Things reciprocally be reduced into the Terms they were before the late Troubles; and therefore, to the End that all Things may be settled that may conduce to a firm Peace, with the least Loss of Time that may be, for that the Charge that will necessarily follow any Delay will be such as this Kingdom cannot bear; this House holdeth it fit that the English Commissioners do move the Scottish Commissioners to set down at once, and together, with convenient Speed, all their particular Heads and Demands, which they are instructed to propound for the confirming and establishing of a perfect and speedy Peace; which being done, this Kingdom will speedily take into Consideration the settling likewise of all Things that may be for their just Satisfaction, if this House shall concur in Opinion with us."

Conference reported.

Which being ended, the Earl Marshal was appointed to deliver the Conference; and the House was adjourned during Pleasure. The Conference ended, the House was resumed; and the Earl Marshal reported, "That he had delivered the Paper to the House of Commons, who said, They would make a Report thereof to the House."

Ordered, That a Committee for the Aqueduct be deferred till To-morrow.


Dominus Capitalis Justicarius de Communi Banco, Locum tenens Domini Custodis Magni Sigilli, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Jovis, videlicet, 4m diem instantis Martii, hora nona, Dominis sic decernentibus.


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