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, 26 die Maii.
Sir David Fowlis's Cause.
Sir Walter Norton's Cause.
Ds. St. John.
Bembrick makes his Submission.
Phillip Bembricke was brought to the Bar, and made his Submission and Confession here, according to a former Order of this House, and afterwards was carried to the Courts in Westm. Hall, to do the like there.
Clerks of the Common Pleas.
Ordered, That the Cause concerning the Clerks of the Common Pleas shall be heard openly in this House, at the Bar, on Tuesday come Sevennight, being the 8th Day of June next; at which Time all the Parties and Patentees interested therein are to be present.
L. Audley versus L. Cottington.
The Cause between the Lord Awdley and the Lord Cottington, concerning the Manor of Founthill, was begun to be heard by Counsel on both Sides; and some important Business intervening, the Counsel withdrew; and it was Ordered, at the Request of the Lord Awdeleye, That, in regard of the great Affairs now in Agitation, and of the great Charge his Lordship is at, this Cause shall stand sine die until the urgent Business now in Hand be dispatched.
Cessation of Arms with the Scots, agreed on for Fourteen Days.
The Earl of Bristoll signified to the House, "That the Cessation of Arms with the Scotts was near expired." Hereupon it was Ordered, That this House doth approve and assent to the Cessation of Arms with the Scotts for Fourteen Days longer, beginning from the 30th Day of this Instant May, upon the same Terms as formerly, if the Treaty last so long.
Cassier, et al. Naturalization.
Bishop versus Tucker.
Message to the H. C. to sit, P. M.
Order to quiet His Majesty's Possession of Lands on Hounslow-Heath.
It is Ordered, &c. That Sir Edward Spencer, Sir Richard Wynne, Sir John Hipsely, Sir Francis Darcy, and Auditor Povey, Justices of the County of Midd. shall, by Virtue of this Order, quiet, or cause to be quieted, His Majesty's Possession in the late inclosed Grounds upon Hounslowe-Heath, adjoining to The Neather Lodges upon the said Heath; and that special Enquiry and Search be made, in and about the several Towns and Hamlets near adjoining, for all such tumultuous Persons as have, in a very riotous Manner, endeavoured the disquieting of the said Possession, by pulling down of the Pales of the said Inclosures; and the Persons so found and taken to be apprehended, and brought unto this House forthwith; to which Service the said Justices of Peace are hereby enabled to call the Lord Lieutenant and Deputy Lieutenants of the said County, if they shall see Cause; and lastly, it is their Lordships Pleasure, That a Return of this Order be made into this House, with all possible Speed; and hereof special Care is to be taken.
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Communi Banco, Locum tenens Domini Custodis Magni Sigilli, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in post meridiem hujus instantis diei, hora tertia, Dominis sic decernentibus.
Order about restoring Shipmoney in Cheshire.
Ordered, That Tho. Stanley, Esquire, and Richard Brewerton, Esquire, be added to Sir Richard Willbraham, and Sir George Booth, formerly appointed by this House to take the Account of the Sheriff of Cheshire, what Money he received last Year for Ship-money, and to see it restored to those particular Persons of whom it was received.
Sir James Thynne's Petition.
L. Audley versus L. Cuttington.
Treaty with the Scots.
And likewise presented to the House the Scotts Commissioners Proposition for hastening their Dispatch, and the Votes which the House of Commons have resolved touching the Conclusion of the Treaty between us and the Scots; which being read, it is Ordered, That the Lords Commissioners shall have Power from this House, to propound and communicate to the select Committee of the House of Commons the aforesaid Particulars, and to draw Matters to a Conclusion, and then to report the same to this House.
Message to the H. C. for a Conference on this.
Sir Robert Hamilton's Counsel.
Petitions of the Merchants for discovering new Trades.
Upon reading the Petition of the Fellowship of English Merchants, for Discovery of new Trades; it is Ordered, That the Petitioners, and the Parties that are petitioned against, shall attend the Lords Committees for Petitions on Tuesday next, in the Afternoon; and their Lordships are to settle and compose the Differences between them.
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Communi Banco, Locum tenens Domini Custodis Magni Sigilli, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Jovis, videlicet, 27m diem instantis Maii, 1641, hora nona, Dominis sic decernentibus.