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, 4 die Novembris.
Lady Finch a Pass to Holland.
Ordered, That the Lady Fynch shall have a Pass to go into Holland, to the Lord Fynch, with her Servants, and Goods, and Horses; and that Mr. Serjeant Fynch shall have Leave to go with her to the Sea-side.
Rice Williams's Petition, for Plate, &c. of the Abp. of York's, left with him as a Security for some Engagements he is under for him, which is now seized by Order of this House.
The Petition of Rice Williams, was read; shewing, "That he hath lent, and stands engaged for, several Sums of Money, to the Value of Four Thousand Pounds, or thereabouts, for the Lord Archbishop of Yorke, during the Time of his former Troubles, which Sums of Money remain yet unsatisfied; and, for his Security, had deposited with him One Hamper of Plate, and an Hamper and Trunk of Hangings, till the said Engagements should be fully satisfied; which said Plate and Hangings were on Monday last, by virtue of a Warrant from this House, seized upon, and carried into Guildhall, in London, where they now remain: That, forasmuch as the said Debts and Engagements are the greatest Part of the Petitioner's Estate, for the Maintenance of himself, his Wife, and Children, he most humbly beseecheth this House would be pleased that the said Plate and Hangings may be re-delivered to the Petitioner, until the said Engagements be satisfied; or put into such Hands as this House shall judge fittest for the Indemnity and Security of the Petitioner."
To be sequestered into the Hands of Mr. Freeman.
Ordered, That the Plate and Hangings mentioned in the Petition shall be sequestered into the Hands of Mr. Freeman, a Leatherseller in London, there to remain in his Hands, without delivering them to any, until the Pleasure of this House be further known.
Lord Lieutenant of Ireland will set out To-morrow.
The Lord Lieutenant of Ireland signified to this House, "That he hath an Intention to set forwards Tomorrow for Ireland, notwithstanding he is unprovided of all Things necessary for the Service there, either for his own Occasions, or the satisfying of the Soldiers there, having no Monies nor Supply to satisfy the Army there; yet, out of his Affection to the Service, and in Obedience to their Lordships Command, he is willing to undergo all Hazards rather than that Kingdom should suffer through his Absence."
Conference to be had with the H. C. for Supply of the Irish Army, and Money for the Lord Lieutenant.
Upon this, the House thought it fit to have a Conference with the House of Commons this Afternoon, to desire them to send Supplies to the Army in Ireland, and some Monies to satisfy the Lord Lieutenant's Occasions, as soon as conveniently they can; and to let them know, that the Earl of Leycester, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, hath offered himself to go To-morrow forwards on his Journey; and the Earl of Holland is appointed to say somewhat at the Conference, touching this Particular.
Message to the H. C. to sit P. M.
Doctor Heath Leave to be absent.
Message to the H. C. about the Lord Lieutenant's going to Ireland.
E. of Danby and Armstrong, about the Rectory of Pickering.
Upon reading the Answer of the Earl of Danby, concerning the Business of Archibald Armestrong and the Dean of Yorke; it is Ordered, That the Earl of Danby shall pay the Rent of the Rectory of Pickering to the said Archibald Armestrong, according to the former Agreement of the Dean of Yorke, until the just Debt be satisfied; and that the Earl of Danby shall be indemnified from the Payment of the said Rent to the Dean of Yorke, and from the Forfeiture of the Lease. (Here enter it.)
(fn. 1) "Having received an Order of the 24th of September last past, by the Lords assembled in Parliament; and therewithall the Copy of a Petition presented to their Lordships by Archibald Armestrong; in Obedience to their Lordships said Order, I have perused the said Petition, and do humbly certify my Knowledge concerning the Contents thereof as followeth:
"That the Agreement mentioned in the Petition, betwixt the said Dean and the Petitioner, is confessed by the Dean himself; and that Acquittances were signed by the said Dean, according as it is expressed in the Petition, which Acquittances are not extant.
"That, according to the said Agreement, I did pay the Petitioner Fifty Pounds, as is set forth in his Petition, and should willingly have continued the Payment thereof till his Debt (which I take to be very just) had been satisfied, according to the Agreement betwixt the Dean and him, had I not been inhibited by an Order of the Council Board, by which Order I was enjoined to pay it to the Use of the Dean himself, which ever since I have accordingly done; being a Rent due out (fn. 2) of the Rectory of Pickering, which I hold in Lease of the Deanery of Yorke, under the Rent of Two Hundred Pounds per Annum (as is set forth in the Petition), payable upon Pain of Forfeiture of the Lease.
"If your Lordships shall think fit to relieve the Petitioner out of the said Rent, according to the First Agreement betwixt the Dean and him, and shall be pleased, by Order of that Honourable House, to enjoin me to make Payment to the Petitioner according to the said Agreement, I shall willingly submit thereunto; so as your Lordships will be pleased likewise, by your Honourable Order, to discharge me from paying thereof to the Dean, or any other to his Use, and to secure me from the Forfeiture of the Lease, for not paying it according to the Reservation in the Lease: All which I humbly submit to the Wisdom and Justice of that Honourable House.