Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 6, 1643. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Veneris, 6 die Octobris.
|Ds. Howard of Est.|
Delinquents for cutting Wood in Enfield Chase.
This Day Ric'd Flowood, George Clipson, Tho. Porter, and Ric'd Clarke, were brought to the Bar, being apprehended, by Order of this House, as Delinquents, for cutting down Wood and Trees, in the King's Forest, in Engfeild Chace, and felling the same; which Offences were proved by Witnesses, besides their own Confessions: Hereupon this House Ordered, That the said Offenders shall stand committed to the Prison of The Fleete, there to remain until the further Pleasure of this House be known.
The Woodward to search for stolen Wood, and the Parties, and make his Report to this House.
Ordered, That the Woodward of Engfeild Chace shall hereby have Power to call to his Assistance the Constables and other Officers, to search for stolen Wood, which he is informed of to be stolen out of the said Chace, or any Part thereof; and that he shall secure what he shall find Proof to be stolen out of any Parts of the said Chace, and certify the Quantity of such stolen Woods unto this House, and the Names of the Parties in whose Custody the said Wood is; and, upon such Certificate, this House will further Order herein.