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 Martis, 10 die Octobris.
The Lord Grey of Warke, Speaker.
Ds. Howard de Estc.
Petition of Eastland Merchants, concerning Oppressions by the King of Denmark.
The Petition of the Governor, Assistants, and Fellowship of Eastland Merchants, was read; shewing, "That the King of (fn. 1) Denmarke hath put many heavy Taxes upon English Merchants Goods in The Sound, and hath stayed and seized Five Ships of theirs, to their utter Undoing, unless some speedy Course be taken; all which they offer to their Lordships Consideration."
Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Committee for the Safety of the Kingdom.
Bargemen released, who refused going for the French Ambassador.
Upon Request of the Earl of Denbigh, this House dismissed Mr. Dunsire, and the Masters of the King's Barge, from their further Attendance on this House.
Answer to the French Ambassador, about Mr. Mountague.
Ordered, That the Earl of Pembrooke is appointed to deliver the Answer to the Paper of the French Ambassador, concerning Mr. Walter Mountague, to Monsieur Du Moulin, to be delivered to the French Ambassador.
Message from the H. C. about taking the new Covenant.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Wray Knight, and others:
To desire that their Lordships would please to take into their pious Consideration the appointing of a Day for the taking of the new Covenant, as the House of Commons have done already, which will be an Encouragement to the whole Kingdom.
The Lords will take it.
Ordered, That this House appoints Sunday Morning next, for the Covenant to be taken by the Lords, in the Abby Church in Westm. and that Mr. Calamy is appointed to preach; and that all such Lords as are in Town and out of Town are to have Notice of it, and required to give their Attendance there.
The Answer was returned as abovesaid.
Message from H. C. with an Ordinance;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Walter Erle Knight, and others:
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in an Ordinance touching Allowance to Two Ministers to Two Chapels of Ease, within the Parish Church of Deane, in the County of Lancaster, &c. (Here enter.)
and for a Conference about the Great Seal.
2. To desire a Conference, touching the Great Seal.
The Answer returned was:
That their Lordships agree with them in the Ordinance now brought up; and that their Lordships will give a present Conference, as is desired, in the Painted Chamber.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the House was resumed.
And Ordered, That the Report of this Conference shall be made To-morrow Morning.
The House was adjourned again during Pleasure; and the Committee for the Ordinance concerning the Merchant Adventurers withdrew, and took the same into Consideration.
The House was resumed.
Sir Oliver Fleming to attend the French Ambassador.
It was moved, "That the French Ambassador doth want some to go along with him, to shew him what he desires to see in this Kingdom:" Hereupon this House Ordered, That Sir Oliver Fleminge shall be desired to go to the French Ambassador, and let him know from this House, that he is appointed to wait upon him to such Places as he shall have a desire to see; and, in Case the said Sir Oliver Fleming's Affairs cannot permit him, that then Major Langrish is appointed for that Service.
And the Clerk of the Parliament is to acquaint Sir Oliver Fleming with this Desire of this House.
Ordinance for new-incorporating the Merchant Adventurers.
The Lord Wharton reported, "That the Committee hath considered of the Ordinance concerning the Merchant Adventurers, wherein (fn. 2) they think fit to make some Amendments and Alterations:" Which being read, this House Agreed to the said Ordinance, with the said Amendments.
Ordinance for Allowance for Two Ministers to Two Chapels of Ease within the Parish of Dean Church.
"Whereas the Rectory of Deane Church, within the County of Lancaster, being an Impropriation of all Tithes whatsoever belonging unto Christopher Anderton of Lostock, in the said County, Esquire, who is a Papist, and one that hath much assisted the Forces raised against the Parliament, for which the said Rectory, together with his other Lands, is sequestered; and whereas the said Parish Church of Deane hath only Ten Pounds per Annum belonging unto the Vicar, who is lately dead; and Two Chapels within the said Parish have no Means to maintain Preaching Ministers; and the People there, by the (fn. 3) sad Distractions of the said County, are much impoverished and plundered, so as they are not able to maintain Ministers at their own Charge: It is therefore, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, Ordered and Ordained, That Mr. John Tilsley, a Godly, Learned, and Orthodox Divine (being approved by some of the Assembly of Divines appointed for that Purpose), be Vicar of the said Parish and Parish Church of Deane, and take Care for the Discharge of the Cure of the said Church in all the Duties thereof; and shall have, for his Pains therein, Sixty Pounds per Annum; and to the several Chapels of Houghton and Horwige, in the said Parish, to either of them Twenty Pounds per Annum; which said Sum of One Hundred Pounds shall be paid, upon every First Day of February and First of August, by equal Portions, out of the Sequestration of the said Rectory of Deane Church, by those Officers that are appointed for the receiving of the Profits of the said Sequestration; and the Acquittances under the Hands of the several Ministers who are to receive the same shall be their sufficient Discharge."
House adjourned till 10 a cras.