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, videlicet, 28 Aprilis.
E. Cleveland's Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act to enable certain Persons to sell the Manors of Hackney and Stepney, in Comitatu Midd. [ (fn. 1) and the Manors] of Toddington, and all other Manors and Lands of the Earl of Cleaveland, in the County of Bedford, for Payment of the Debts of the Earl and Lord Wentworth.
Committed to these Lords following: videlicet,
Their Lordships, or any Seven of them, to meet on Friday come Sevennight; and all Parties to attend, in the Painted Chamber, at Two of the Clock.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Hide, to this Effect:
Message from H. C. for that they are informed the E. of Strafford is endearouring to make his Escape.
That they have received Information, and have Reasons to believe it to be true, "That the Earl of Strafford intends to make an Escape out of The Tower; and that there are Ships, or a Ship, ready in the River of Thames, at Tilbury-hope, to convey him away;" and further they are informed, "that the Doors of The Tower are not well guarded:" Therefore they desire their Lordships would take Order that the Earl of Strafford may be close Prisoner, and to have The Tower better guarded than now it is.
The Answer returned to the House of Commons, concerning this Message, was:
Order taken to prevent it.
That their Lordships have already charged the Lieutenant of The Tower to take great Care for the safe Custody of the Earl of Strafford, and to increase the Strength for guarding of The Tower and the Doors, as he shall see Occasion, who hath undertaken for him; and that their Lordships will examine the Truth of this Information with the best Care they can.
The Lieutenant of The Tower was sent for, to attend this House presently.
Mr. Maxwell was sent to enquire of Mr. Hide, privately, the Name and Owner of the Ship, and the Master's Name; and he brought this Account: "That Mr. Slingsby is Owner of the Ship now lying in Tilburyhope; that Edward Clem tsis the Master thereof; and that One Robert Clem ts, a Mast-maker in Wapping, can give more certain Directions."
Hereupon it was Ordered, That the said Guildford Slingsby, Edward Clement, and Robert Clement, be sent for, to attend this House To-morrow Morning, at Eight of the Clock.
And likewise it was Ordered, That the Lord Admiral have present Notice of it; and be desired from this House, forthwith to give Commands, that the Ship of Mr. Slingsbye's, whereof Edward Clem ts is Master, now lying in Tilbury-hope, be brought up, and put in some safe Place; and that the Sails be taken off from the Yards.
Order about Money to be conveyed to Berwick.
It was signified to the House, That the Pay-master of Barwick, who hath received the Money which was provided for the Supply of the Necessities of the Town and Garrison of Barwicke, hath made over, by Exchange, the said Monies to be paid at Newcastle, and so to be conveyed by Land to Barwicke, as being the speediest and safest Way; but, in regard that the Scottish Army is at Newcastle, it was moved, That the Scotts Commissioners here might be moved to have an Order from them, that the said Money might be permitted freely to pass from Newcastle to Barwicke by Land; and the Earl of Warwicke, the Lord Wharton, the Lord Pagett, and the Lord Dunsemorc were appointed by the House to move the Scotts Commissioners therein.
Committees for the E. of Strafford's Trial.
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Order about the E. of Strafford's Trial.
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Order about the Vicarage of Banbury.
Ordered, That the Lords Committees formerly appointed by this House, in a Business concerning John Howes, Clerk, are to consider of the Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of the Vicarage of Banbury, being a Peculiar, and belonging to the Dean and Chapter of Lincolne; and whether the Bishop of Lincolne or the Bishop of Oxford is to give Institution, and a Mandate for Induction, unto the Vicarage of that Place; and that the said Lords Committees are to meet on Friday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Painted Chamber, at which Time, all Parties interested in the said Cause are hereby enjoined to attend their Lordships.
Committee for the Subsidy.
Ordered, That the Lords Committees for the Rating of the Subsidies do meet on Friday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, and rate the Peers in the Two last Subsidies.
Lieutenant of The Tower to attend Tomorrow.
The Lieutenant of The Tower not being come, it being now late, it was Ordered, That he have Notice to attend this House To-morrow Morning.
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Communi Banco, Locum tenens Domini Custodis Magni Sigilli, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Jovis, videlicet, (fn. 2) 29m diem instantis Aprilis, hora 9a, Dominis sic decernentibus.