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, 18 die Junii.
Bill of Tonnage and Poundage.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Tho. Barrington, Baronet, who presented a Bill from the House of Commons, intituled, "A Subsidy granted to the King of Tonnage, Poundage, and other Sums of Money, payable upon Merchandize exported and imported."
This Bill was presently 1a vice lecta.
The House was this Day called, and these Lords were absent:
The House called.
L. Audley versus L. Cottington.
Upon Hearing of the Cause several Days in open House at the Bar, upon the Petition of the Right Honourable the Lord Awdley, Plaintiff, against the Right Honourable the Lord Cottington, Defendant, concerning the Manors of Funthill and Hatch, and other Lands in the County of Wilts, for which the Lord Awdley desired Relief from this House against the said Lord Cottington, notwithstanding any former Assurance made unto him the said Lord Cottington by or from the said Lord Awdley: Forasmuch as the said Lord Cottington made it appear to the House, by Proofs, that he had an absolute and perfect Assurance made, upon valuable and good Considerations, and Monies paid, according to Agreements, without any Practice or Fraud, and gave Answer to all the several Equities pressed in this Cause; and that there was no Cause at all to give the Lord Awdley any Relief. After which, the House having appointed this Day particularly for the debating, discussing, and due Consideration of the said Cause, and after long and deliberate Consideration had of the whole Matter by this House; it is Resolved by the Lords in Parliament, upon the Question, for the Reasons aforesaid, That the said Cause shall be dismissed out of this House.
Attornies of the Starchamber's Petition.
Ordered, That the Petition of the Attornies of the Star-chamber are to be considered of on Monday next, when the Bill concerning the Star-chamber is to be debated.
Depredations by the French, &c.
After this, the House took into Consideration the Loss which some of our Nation have sustained by the Dunkerkers and the French, by taking Ships.
The Petition of Jo. Allen was read, who hath lost the Value of Seven Hundred and Fifty Pounds by the French.
And the Petition of Devereux Wiatt was read, who hath lost by the Dunkerkers a Thousand Pounds Value.
Then Sir Balth. Gerbier was called in, to give an Account of what Solicitations he hath made concerning those Ships that have been taken by the Dunkerkers from the English, and what Answers he hath received; and related how those Persons that followed this Business have been publicly affronted, and threatened to be pistoled.
Ordered, That Sir Balth. Gerbier do bring in a Particular of as many Persons as he knows that have suffered in this Kind.
Ordered, That Doctor Eden be desired to give an Account to this House, what passed between him and the Judge of the Admiralty of Dunkerke, and bring in the Particulars on Thursday next.
Ordered, That this House will debate the Business of the Depredations on Thursday Morning next; and to consider how to prevent the taking of our Ships; and all Particulars from Spaine, France, Dunkerke, and from all other Places, are to be brought in, and to be considered of.
Committee to receive the Aqueduct Money for the Use of the Fens.
The House being acquainted, "That Mr. Attorney General had taken Order, that between Five and Six Thousand Pounds, Part of the Ten Thousand of the Aqueduct Money, which was to be received and employed in and about the Fens in Linconshire, Cambridgeshire, &c. was ready to be paid in;" it is Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament, That the Earls of Bath, Bedford, and the Lord Pagett, or any Two of them, shall have Power, by virtue of this Order, to receive the said Monies, as they shall be returned in by several Parties, to the Use abovesaid.
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Communi Banco, Locum tenens Domini Custodis Magni Sigilli, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Sabbati, videlicet, 19m diem instantis Junii, 1641, hora nona, Dominis sic decernentibus.
Huc usque examinatur per Dominos nos,