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 Lunæ, videlicet, 24 (fn. 1) die Julii.
Earl of Manchester, Speaker.
Colonel Manwaring to attend, for seizing Money, said to belong to Portuguese Merchants.
Upon reading the Petition of the Resident of Portingall Ambassador; complaining, "That some Monies of Portingall Merchants were taken away by Colonel Manwaringe, as were by him pretended by Order of Parliament:" Hereupon this House (fn. 2) Ordered, That Colonel Manwaring shall attend this House Tomorrow Morning, to inform this House the Truth of this Business.
Sanderson arrested, when sent for by the Committee for Sequestrations.
Upon reading the Petition of Raleigh Sanderson, Gentleman; shewing, "That being called by the Committee of Sequestrations, to attend them, to clear himself of a Misinformation, that he was in actual Service in the King's Army, he was arrested in Westm. Hall, by the Informers, in Six Thousand Pounds:" Hereupon this House Ordered, That the Business should be further heard and considered of, and the Petitioner to be brought to this House.
Lord Conway removed to the Custody of the Black Rod.
The Petition of the Lord Viscount Conway was read; shewing, "That he hath been close Prisoner by the Space of Six Weeks, suffering thereby very much both in his Health and Estate, by reason only of Mr. Waller's Accusation, of which his Lordship's Innocency assures him to be no Way guilty; humbly prayeth, that their Lordships would be pleased to admit him to a speedy Trial before their Lordships, or to take such Order for his Enlargement in the Interim, as may seem most agreeable to Justice and Equity:" Hereupon this House Ordered, That the Lord Viscount Conway shall be forthwith removed from the Custody (fn. 3) of Mr. Sheriff Andrewes, and be in the Custody of the Gentleman Usher attending this House, under the same Restraint as the Earl of Portland is.
E. of Bath's Petition, for Leave to go to The Spa.
The humble Petition of Henry Earl of Bathon was read; shewing, "That he hath been now these Ten Months their Lordships Prisoner; and finding himself much impaired in his Health, by his long Restraint, hath heretofore moved their Lordships, that they would be pleased, to release him from his Imprisonment, and grant him the Licence to go to The Spaw, to make Use of those Waters for his Health; and having received no Answer to that his Desire, both his Infirmity and the Season of the Year for the Use of those Waters inforce him to renew his former Suit, with this Addition, for their Lordships Satisfaction, that he will be very willing (in Case it be required) to give their Lordships the best Assurance he is able, that, at his Return into England, he will present himself to their Lordships, to be responsible for any of his Actions, which he hopes shall be such (fn. 4) as will merit their Lordships Approbation."
Recommended to the Committee of Safety.
This House, thinking this Petition to be just and reasonable, and in regard of his Lordship's ill Health; Ordered, To be (fn. 5) specially recommended to the Committee for the Safety, because his Lordship was Committed by that Committee.
E. of Pembroke to send Horses to France.
Ordered, That the Earl of Pembrooke shall have a Pass, to transport into France Two Nags, or Mares, for his Son there.
Vaneinden versus Belton, & al.
Next, this House heard the Cause between Anne Vaneynden Widow, Wife of Alexander Vaneynden, against Albert Belton, Jaques Deswatines, Francis Middleton, and divers others, by Counsel on both Sides.
The said Anne Vaneynden, being Administratrix of her Husband, the Defendants have embezzled the said Estate; therefore she desires a Discovery of the Value of the said Estate.
Witnesses to prove what the Estate was:
Gabriell Henmarsh, upon Oath, deposed, "That he perused the Books of Accompts in 1631; and the Capital Sum was Eleven Thousand and odd Hundred Pounds."
Margery Mason said, "That Vaneynden told her, That he valued the Jewels, that he shewed her at his House, at Six or Seven Thousand Pounds.
"That Mr. Crosse, Mr. Utgar, Godscall, and others, came to Vaneynden's House, and took away all his Goods with Four or Five Carts, and Plate, and Jewels, and Money, upon The Lady-day.
"The Defendants endeavoured to set her and her Husband at Variance and Odds, and make a Separation between them."
Anne Harmer deposed, "That Mr. Crosse, Utger, and Rushalt, came and took away the Goods in the Compting-house, as being Elders of the Dutch Church, pretending it was the Custom of that Church to take the Goods of Men when they grew old."
Rachell Smith said, "That she heard Mr. Vaneynden say, A Pox upon the Dutchmen that took his House and his Wife from him!"
George Plukenett, he said, "He did see Three Cart Loads of Goods carried out of Mr. Vannenden's House."
Colonel Berowe said, "That Mr. Vincent della Barn writ a Letter, in May 1635, to Mr. Huntingdon Hastings, to offer him Five Hundred Pounds, to join with them, to lay some Ground for them to divorce Vanenden and his Wife."
Rob't Godfrey says, "That he did see a Letter to Huntingdon Hastings, to offer him Five Hundred Pounds, to find out a Way to divorce Vaneynden and his Wife."
Richard Kylvert said, "He shewed Vincent della Barr the Letter; and he confessed it was his Letter, and said there was Money to be got by it."
Margarett Husbands said, "That Watines and Belton came to her Twice or Thrice, and offered her a Reward to find some Ground to make a Divorce between Vaneynden and his Wife:
"August 1624, the Marriage.
"September 1635, tampering, to take away her Life, or a Divorce."
Thomas Hatt deposed, "That about Three Years ago, Mr. Vaneynden entered an Action at Law against Watines, of Six Thousand Pounds upon Accompt."
Message from the H. C. with Orders.
And a Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Jepson; which consisted of these Particulars:
1. To desire their Lordships Expedition in the (fn. 6) Order concerning Sir David Watkins's Indemnity.
2. To desire Concurrence in an Order for raising of Forces, in the County of Surrey.
3. To desire Concurrence in several Orders, and some Letters to be sent to The States in Holland, and Mr. Strickland Agent for the Parliament there.
The Answer returned was:
That their Lordships will take these Orders now brought up, and likewise the Order concerning Sir David Watkins, into speedy Consideration, and send them an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Lady Leech, a Pass to go abroad.
Ordered, That Sir Edward Leeche's Lady, with Three Children, Two Men Servants, and Two (fn. 7) Maid Servants, shall have a Pass, to go beyond the Seas.
House adjourned till 10a cras.