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, 23 Junii.
Order between William Walter and his Wife.
Upon Report this Day made unto the House, "That William Walter, Gentleman, will not permit his Wife Eliz. Walter to cohabit and dwell with him, nor allow her and his Three Children any Maintenance, for their Support and Livelihood;" it was thought fit, and so Ordered, That she the said Eliz. Walter shall repair unto him, and offer to cohabit and dwell with him the said William Walter her Husband once more, who is not any ways to wrong or abuse her; but, if he shall refuse to admit her to dwell with him, and to maintain and use her as is fitting, then it is further Ordered, That she shall be allowed by her said Husband the full Sum of Sixty Pounds per Annum, payable Half Yearly to any such Friend, to her Use and her Childrens Use, as she shall nominate; and the Assurance to be drawn up by her own Counsel; and lastly, that, as his Estate shall increase, so shall she, to the Uses aforesaid, and in the Manner aforesaid, receive the Moiety of the said Estate, for her own Support and her Childrens, provided that she shall not marry her eldest Son unto any Person, without the Privity, Consent, and Approbation of her Husband.
Order between Sir Conyers Darcy and the Heirs of Anne Savile.
Upon the Petition of Sir Conyers Darcy, Knight, it appeared unto the Lords in Parliament, "That certain Lands, called Rothwell-hay-Parke and Round-hay-Parke, were descendible from John Lord Darcy, deceased, under the Dutchy Seal and the Great Seal of England, unto the Heirs Males of that Family; and that the said Petitioner is Heir Male unto the said Jo. Lord Darcy; yet, upon the Death of the late Lord Darcy, Grandchild to the said Lord John, the Petitioner articled with Anne Savile, Sister and Heir of the said Lord Darcy the Grandchild, for the avoiding of all Differences and Doubts that might arise, to have the said Parks and other Lands assured unto him and his Heirs, from her the said Anne Savile, as by his Counsel he should be advised; and that the said Sir Conyers Darcy should settle certain Annuities upon her and her Children; whereupon the said Sir Conyers Darcy hath paid Part of the Monies, and settled Part of the Annuities, and is ready to perform the Residue of the said Article; and she the said Anne hath made a Release accordingly; notwithstanding all which, the said Anne preferred her Bill in Chancery against the said Sir Conier Darcy, and there obtained a Decree to enjoy the Premises to her and her Heirs, and that Sir Conyers Darcy shall account for the Mesne Profits by him received, deducting thereout what Monies the said Anne and her Children had received for the said Annuities, or otherwise, in Pursuance of the Articles; which Accounts and Deductions being ascertained, the said Sir Conyers Darcy is, by the Decree, to pay unto the said Anne, One Thousand Four Hundred Ninety and Six Pounds, Seventeen Shillings, and Four Pence; and that the said Release and Articles should be canceled:" Whereupon it is thought fit, and so Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament, That the Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England shall, by virtue of this Order, upon a new Bill to be brought by the said Sir Conyers Darcy, hear the said Cause in Chancery, between the said Sir Conyers Darcy and the Heirs and Assigns of the said Anne Savile, upon the whole Matter and Merits of the Cause, and the Release, and the Articles, without any Respect had to the former Decree, the said Sir Conyers Darcy giving good Security (such as the said Lord Keeper shall approve of) unto the Executor or Executors of the said Anne, to make good the Arrears unto the said Anne, her Assignee or Assignees, in Case the Cause shall be decreed against him.
Foreign Letters brought in by the Post-master.
After this, the Post-masters brought into the House all the Letters as were imported this Week; and it is Ordered, That the Lords Committees formerly appointed to open Letters shall presently meet, and sort and open such Letters as they think fit and conducing to any Discovery, and present such Letters to this House to be read.
These Lords following are added to the former Committee for opening Letters: videlicet,
L. Marquis Hartforde.
And such other Lords as please, may be present.
Anne Pawlet's Petition.
Ordered, That the Petition of Ann Pawlett is referred to the Committee for Petitions.
E. of Mulgrave's Bill.
Ordered, That Auditor Bingley and Mr. Phillip Darrell do attend the Committee this Afternoon, concerning the Earl of Mulgrave's Business.
Bishop and Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper.
Upon Report of the Judges, "That Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper could not make good the Lease for Lives of the Lands demised to John Bishop, Esquire;" it is Ordered, That Edward Tucker, Esquire (one of the Trustees of the Estate of Sir John Cooper, deceased), shall, out of the Estate aforesaid, satisfy the Bond of One Thousand Pounds unto the said Mr. Bishopp, or his Assigns, which was the Security that he had for the enjoying of the said Lease aforenamed.
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Communi Banco, Locum tenens Domini Custodis Magni Sigilli, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Jovis, videlicet, 24m diem instantis Junii, 1641, hora 9a Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.