Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 5, 1642-1643. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Veneris, videlicet, 30 die Decembris.
Earl of Manchester, Speaker.
Mrs. Rogers, a Protection, &c.
Ordered, Mrs. Rogers shall have a Protection for her Person and her House, and a Pass for her Midwife to go to her.
Countess of Marlborough, D°.
Ordered, That the Countess of Marleborough shall have a Protection for her House and her Person.
Message from the H. C. for a Conference about the Lancashire Instructions;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Wm. Breerton, Knight:
1. To desire a Conference, concerning the Instructions of Lanchashire.
Agreed, To give a present Conference.
and for Concurrence in an Order.
2. To desire their Lordships Concurrence in an Order, which was read, concerning John Harvie, Clerk, to serve the Cure of the Vicar of Charde, in the County of Som'sett. (Here enter it.)
The Answer returned was:
That this (fn. 2) House agrees with the House of Commons in the Order now brought up; and that this House will give them a present Conference, in the [ (fn. 3) Painted Chamber], concerning the Instructions concerning Lancashire.
Order for assessing the Peers and Assistants.
Ordered, That To-morrow Morning the Peers and Assistants of this House shall give in their Answer, what Money or Plate they will contribute towards the Maintenance of the present Army; and the Assistants to be sent to, to be here To-morrow.
The House of Commons being come, in the Painted Chamber, this House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference; which being (fn. 2) ended, the House was resumed.
Conference about associating Warwickshire and Staffordshire reported.
The Lord Wharton reported, "That the Committee have perused the Ordinance for the Association and Instructions for Warwickeshire; and the Committee have made some Alterations in the Instructions concerning Warwickeshire;" which read, this House approved of, and Ordered, To send them down to the House of Commons, to let them know, that this House hath agreed to the Ordinance and Instructions concerning Staffordshire and Warwickshire, with the Alterations; which accordingly were sent down to the House of Commons, by Dr. Bennett and Dr. Aylett.
Johnson, &c. and Talcott.
Upon the Petition of Gyles Johnson and Thomas Marshall, &c. concerning the Business between them and Talcott; it (fn. 2) is Ordered, That this House doth retain the said Cause to be heard by the former Committee appointed by this House, who are to report the same to the House.
Order for John Harvie to be Vicar of Chard.
"The Lords and Commons, for divers weighty Reasons, having declared, that they intend altogether to abolish and take away the Jurisdiction and Office of Archbishops and Bishops, within the Realm of England, and Dominion of Wales; and now considering, how much Prejudice hath been brought upon this Church and State, by such unworthy Persons as are usually presented to those Benefices within this Kingdom whereof they are Patrons, having for the most Part constantly promoted such as have fomented the unhappy Distempers, wherewith this Kingdom is now so much afflicted; and being informed that the Vicarage of Chard, within the Jurisdiction of the Presentation of the Bishop of Bath and Wells, is now lately become void, it is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, That John Harvey, Clerk, shall be enabled to serve the Cure, and receive the Profits and Fruits, of the Vicarage of Charde aforesaid, in the County of Som'sett; and the Bishop and Archdeacon of Bath and Wells are hereby prohibited to present or grant Institution or Induction to any other Clerk for the Vicarage of Charde, until both Houses of Parliament shall take further Order concerning the same."
House adjourned till 10a cras.