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 Martis, videlicet, 31 die Maii.
Guernsey Petition, that their Ministers may be excused attending the Synod.
The Petition of the Isle of Guernsey, "To desire that the Two Ministers of that Island, which are chosen for to be of the Synod, may be dispensed withall; and that none be chosen out of that Island;" which this House agreed to, and thought it fit, and Resolved, it should be communicated to the House of Commons.
E. Leicester, about scandalous Words against him.
Ordered, That the Lord Admiral and the Earl of Holland shall have Power to call the Parties and Witnesses before them, and take the Examinations of the Witnesses, in the Cause concerning the scandalous Words which are reported of the Earl of Leycester, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, that he should sell Places for Money; and their Lordships are to report the same to this House.
Harrington, Johnson, and Marshall's Petition.
Ordered, That the Petition of Edmund Harrington, Gyles Johnson, and Thomas Marshall, is referred to the Consideration of the Earl of Stamford, Lord Brooke, and Lord Newneham; and to report the same to this House.
The Earl of Bedford informed this House, "That he having sent his Commission for the Militia into Devon, they (fn. 1) have returned him an Answer in Writing;" which was read, as followeth:
The Deputations sent were speedily dispersed, according to their Direction; a Meeting thereupon hath produced this inclosed Preparation to the Service. The Progress we hope will answer the original Intention, all bent upon the loyal Defence of our dear Sovereign, His Parliament and Kingdoms. The Lord Jesus Christ bless your Lordship, and all Lovers of His Truth, is the Prayer of
Thanks to Lord Paget for the Bucks Militia.
Committee to draw up Instructions for Sea Adventurers.
Any Three to meet this Afternoon, at Two, in in the Painted (fn. 1) Chamber.
Mr. Reeves, Vicar of Ampthill.
Vaughan, concerning the Bishop of St. David's
Ordered, That the Petition of Edward Vaughan, Clerk, concerning the Bishop of St. David's, is referred to the Consideration of Mr. Baron Henden (fn. 2) what is fit to be done therein, and report the same to the House.
The Order to raise One Thousand Men for Ireland, for the Sea Adventurers.
"Whereas the Forces of Horse and Foot, Voluntiers, which shall be sent over into Irelande, by virtue of an Act made this present Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for the speedy and effectual reducing of the Rebels in His Majesty's Kingdom of Ireland to their due Obedience to His Majesty and the Crown of England," may, by virtue of the same Act, be raised by the Direction of the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled: It is therefore Ordered, by the said Lords and Commons, That additional Forces of One Thousand Soldiers, Voluntiers, besides Officers, shall and may be forthwith raised for the aforesaid Expedition; and that, for the better effecting thereof, the several Commanders hereafter named; videlicet, the Right Honourable Robert Lord Brooke, Baron of Beauchampe, the Right Honourable Aless. Lord Forbes, Baron of Castle-Forbes, in the Kingdom of Scotland, John Humphreys, Serjeant Major, Captain Beaton, Captain Nic. Crispe, Captain Wm. Weldon, Captain Hugh Price, Captain Wm. Hull, Captain Tho. Longe, Captain John Anderson, and their several Lieutenants, Ensigns, and other Officers, shall and may have Liberty to bear up Drums, in all Places within the several Cities and Counties as followeth; videlicet, Midd. with the City of London, Esses, Kent, Surrey, Hampshire, Wilts, Dorsett, Som'sett, Devon, Cornwall; and thereby, or otherwise, to raise and levy so many Soldiers, Voluntiers, as shall satisfy to make up unto every of the said Captains One complete Company of One Hundred Foot, besides, Offices, to be employed in the aforesaid Service."
Protest against it.
Lord Balmerino and Justice Heath.
Mr. Steward's Cause.
The Lord Robarts reported from the Committee concerning Mr. Steward's Business; "and have taken into serious Consideration, whether Mr. Steward, Petitioner against divers Persons, may proceed against any of them as he shall think fit: And their Lordships have gone in this by the Rule of the Common Law, as the best Rule in this Case; and they have been informed, That, in an Action of false Imprisonment at the Common Law, against divers Persons, he may give Evidence against as few or as many as he thinks fit; and it being so at the Common Law, the Committee leaves it to their Lordships Wisdom."
Message to the H. C. that the Lords agree to the Order for raising One Thousand Men for the Sea Adventurers.
Mr. Steward's Cause.
Ordered, That Mr. Steward and the rest of the Plaintiffs shall attend the Lords Committees, and may proceed against such of the Defendants as he shall think fit; and the Committee are to meet on Friday next, in the Afternoon.
Mr. Smart's Cause.
Ordered, That Sir Robert Rich shall examine Nic. Hobson and Robt. Kinge, upon Interrogatories, concerning the Matter touching Mr. Smarte's Cause, as Witnesses for him; and that the Defendants shall have Liberty to cross-examine, if they shall desire it.
Freshfield versus The Town of Colchester.
Committee to consider how the Charge of the Prisoners in The Tower is to be re-paid to the Lieutenant.
Ordered, That these Lords following shall take into Consideration (fn. 3) the Prisoners in The Tower, which are at the Charge of the Lieutenant of The Tower, and how the Lieutenant shall be re-paid his Charges:
Ds. Grey de Warke.
Leigh and Wingfield.
Ordered, That it is referred to the Lord Paget and Lord Mandevile, and the Earl of Pembrooke, or any Two, to mediate an End of the Business between Mr. Leigh and Mr. Wingfeild; or else to report the same to this House.
The Gentleman Usher to give an Account of Expences he has been at, for Prisoners, &c.
Ordered, That Mr. Maxwell, the Gentleman Usher, shall give in, upon Account, such Charges as he hath or shall be at, in sending for Persons by Order of this House, and expending Monies upon other extraordinary Occasions.
Mr. Whitacre to be Lecturer of St. Mary of Bermondsey.
Upon reading of the Petition of some of the Inhabitants of the Parish of St. Mary Mawlines, of BErmondsey, in Southwarke; it is Ordered, That Mr. Whitacre shall be recommended to be Lecturere there, until the Parson shews Cause to the contrary.