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, videlicet, 5 die (fn. 1) Maii.
Upon the Petition of Jane Weemes, (fn. 1) desiring "further Time to send to her Husband, to give him Notice to appear before this House, to answer to the Charge of Sequestration against him:" It is Ordered, That he shall appear upon Monday next come Fortnight.
Lady Chandois, a Pass.
Judgement against Dr. Soames to be considered.
The House took into Consideration what Judgement to give against Dr. Soames; and, for his Misdemeanors, this House doth defer their Judgement until this House be informed of the Value of the Vicarage of Stanes, and the Nature and how the Profits consist.
The City will raise 40,000l.
The Lord Viscount Say & Seale acquainted this House, That the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council of the City of London have agreed to advance speedily Forty Thousand Pounds, to supply the Army with; and they have some Things which they desire to offer to their Lordships Consideration:
Propositions from thence.
"2. They desire that their Lordships would please to pass the Ordinance brought up from the House of Commons, for the cessing of the Twentieth Parts of the Estates of ill-affected Persons, in the several Counties of this Kingdom, because divers Citizens that have got great Estates in Land have left the City, and live in the Country.
Answer to them.
This House agreed to the adding of Four Counties to the City of London, for their Reimbursement of Monies advanced; and appointed the Committee for the Ordinance of the Twentieth Part to meet this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock.
Earl of Bath, Leave to go to The Spa.
Earl of Southampton and Family, Leave to travel.
Book for tolerating Sports on the Sabbath, to be burnt by the Hangman.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament, That the Book concerning the enjoining and tolerating of Sports upon the Lords-day, be forthwith burnt, by the Hand of the Common Hangman, in Cheapeside, and other usual Places; and, to this Purpose, the Sheriffs of London and Midd. respectively are hereby required to be assistant to the effectual Execution of this Order, and see the said Books burnt accordingly; and all Persons who have any of the said Books in their Hands are hereby required forthwith to deliver them to One of the Sheriffs of London, to be burnt, according to this Order."
Committee for Sequestrations.
Message to the H. C. about it.
To let the House of Commons know, that their Lordships have added Two Lords to the Committee for the Sequestrations; and desire them to add a proportionable Number; and that any Five of the Committee of both Houses may meet.
Lords who come after Prayers to pay to the Poor's Box.
Judges to be served with the Orders.
Message from the H. C. about sending Commissioners to Scotland;
to expedite the Order about striking Tallies in the Exchequer;
and for Concurrence in several Orders.
Johannes Bowen, de St. (fn. 3) Andrews Holborne (fn. 4) Generosus, et Henricus Leyster, de London, Mercator Scissor, recognoverunt seipsos parte, & cujuslibet eorum per se pro toto, debere Domino Regi in Quatuor Centum Libris, levari ex Terris, Bonis, Tenementis, et Catallis suis, ad usum Domini Regis, &c.
The Condition of the abovesaid Recognizance is, That if Nettevile shall not go into the Kingdom of Ireland during the Rebellion there, nor to the Army of the King wheresoever it be, that then this Recognizance to be void; else to remain and be in full Force and Virtue.