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 Jovis, videlicet, 4 die Maii.
Earl of Manchester, Speaker this Day.
Twedy, a Pass.
Ordered, That Mr. John Twedy shall have a Pass, to travel to Holland, with One Servant, and such Necessaries as are fit for their Journey.
Canons of Winsor, & al. Petition to have their Houses restored.
Upon the Petition of the Petty Canons and Clerks of His Majesty's Chapel, within the Castle of (fn. 1) Windsor, complaining, "That they have been put out of their Habitations at Windsor, by Colonel Ven, because (as is alledged) (fn. 2) they will not bear Arms for the Defence of the King and Parliament, being Ministers: Therefore desire that they may be restored and settled (fn. 3) in their former Habitation; and to possess their Goods in quiet."
Col. Ven to Answer it.
Ordered, That Colonel Ven shall have a Copy of this Petition, and return an Answer why he thinks it inconvenient for the Canons to live in their Houses at Windsor.
Ordered, That Mr. Justice Bacon shall consider of the Petition and Papers concerning Mr. Ihannes's Business, and report the same before Saturday next.
Colonel Ven to protect the Chapel at Windsor, and suffer the Prebendaries and others to dwell in their Houses.
Ordered, That the Speaker of this House shall write a Letter to Colonel Ven to take Care that there be no Disorders and Disturbances made in the Chapel at Windsor; and that the Evidences, Registers, Monuments there, and all Things that belong to the Order of the Garter, (fn. 4) may be preserved without any Defacings; and that he permit the Prebends to live in their own Houses, so long as they live inoffensively, and conform themselves to those Orders as are fit for the quiet and secure Preservation of that Castle.
Orders from the H. C. for Concurrence.
An Order formerly brought up from the House of Commons was read, concerning paying of Thirteen Hundred and Sixty-seven Pounds, Thirteen Shillings, and Four Pence, for Service done in Ireland, by Captain Berlett, by Sea; and Agreed to. (Here enter.)
Next, an Order formerly brought up from the House of Commons was read, concerning the Garrison of Portsmouth, &c. (Here enter it.)
Earl of Leicester's Servant, a Pass.
Ordered, That a Servant of the Earl of Leycester's shall have a Pass, to go to Oxford, to carry some Letters, which came out of Ireland, to the Earl of Leycester, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
Dr. Soames, concerning the Sequestration of the Profits of Staines.
Next, this House proceeded to hear (fn. 5) the Charge brought up from the House of Commons against Dr. Soames, Vicar of Stanes, in the County of Midd.
Dr. Soames answered,
"That the Charge of having Two Benefices and Two Prebendaries, he confessed; he hath Two small Vicarages, worth but One Hundred and Sixty Pounds per Annum at most; and he hath them according to the Law of the Land as it now stands, and that no Cause of Sequestration.
"And One of his Prebends is worth but Eighteen Pounds per Annum at most."
"Touching the Charge of his superstitious Bowing to the Altar."
Evidence against him.
Rob't Russell, upon Oath, said, "He did see Dr. Soames bow to the Altar at Stanes, after the receiving of the Sacrament."
Hickman committed, for prompting a Witness.
. . . . . . Hickman, for his Insolencies, in prompting Rob't Russell at the Bar, was committed to the Custody of the Gentleman Usher.
Henry Walton, Clerk of Stanes, did see Dr. Soames oftentimes make a Leg to the Altar, after the Sacrament was ended.
Will. Maddocks hath heard Dr. Soames speak in his Sermons, "That these Times were troublesome Times, Times of Injustice, Streams of Injustice.
"Take away Rewards from Learning, and then welcome Barbarism; and then Tinkers and Coblers will come up into the Pulpit.
"Our Reformers are like Corah, Dathan, and Abiram; but we know what will become of them.
"That Proceedings of Parliament may be for Peace, and not Anarchy."
Wm. Aston said, "He heard him say, That these were Times of Injustice."
John Offley heard Dr. Soames say, in his Sermon, That, take away Rewards from Learning, and we shall have Coblers and Tinkers, fit enough for this Generation;" and heard him speak, concerning Corah, Dathan, and Abiram,
"You will love Monarchy the better, now you have had so much of Anarchy."
Wm. Maddocks said, "He heard Dr. Soames (fn. 6) say, That both Sides do sheath their Swords in one another's Bowels; and, if God should ask a Reason why, neither King nor Parliament could give a Reason why."
Touching the Words spoken concerning the Fight at Braintford, these Witnesses (fn. 6) were produced upon Oath:
Thomas Stapley, "That Sunday, after the Battle at Braintford, he gave God Thanks for the Victory the King had at Braintford, for his good Success therein; and prayed that He might trample His Enemies under His Feet."
John Browne, said, "He heard Dr. Soames, (fn. 7) the next Sunday after the Fight at Braintford, at Lalam, gave Thanks for the King's late Victory, and prayed God to tread His Majesty's Enemies under His Feet."
Tho. Gouldharke, "That the King's Forces beat the Parliament's Forces through Braintford, and he was glad to see it."
"That he desired the Cavaliers at Stanes to leave a strong Guard behind them in the Town:"
Wm. Smith, John Pryor.
"That he refused to read the Ordinance of Parliament, and read a Declaration of the King's in the Pulpit:"
Wm. Maddocks, John Cowes.
"That he refused to permit the Pictures in the Church at Twittnam to be pulled down:"
Henry Edmonds, John Curtis.
The Evidence having been heard, the House took the same into mature Consideration.
Ordered, That this House will take this Business into Consideration To-morrow.
Order for 1366l. 13s. 4d. to Captain Bartlett and Ship's Company of The Confidence.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Treasurers for Subscription-monies for Ireland do forthwith pay unto Captain Bartlett, and Ship's Company belonging to The Confidence, of Dublin, in Ireland, the Sum of Thirteen Hundred Sixty-six Pounds, Thirteen Shillings, Four Pence, for Service done by the said Captain Bartlett and Ship's Company, for Guard of the Coast of Ireland, as appears by a Certificate from the Commissioners of the Navy."
Order for Garrisons in Hampshire to be paid out of the King's Revenues in that County.
"Whereas the Garrison of Portsmouth, Hurst Castle, Cashiott Castle, and South Sea Castle, in the County of South'ton, hath been usually paid and maintained out of His Majesty's Revenues; and whereas there are Arrears due to the Officers and Soldiers of the said Garrison and Castles, which we hold fit should be speedily paid; and whereas it is of great Consequence to the Safety of that County and the whole Kingdom, that the said Garrison and Castles should be well repaired, and put into a good Posture of Defence: Be it therefore Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in this present Parliament assembled, That His Majesty's Revenues issuing and arising out of the said County shall be wholly employed towards the maintaining and repairing of the said Garrison and Castles, and towards the paying of the Officers and Soldiers belonging to the same.
"And it is likewise Ordained, by the Authority aforesaid, That His Majesty's Receiver of the said County, his Deputy or Deputies, shall pay in such Sums of Money as he or they shall receive of His Majesty's Revenues issuing and arising out of the said County, unto John Rivers, of Benstead, in the County of South'ton, Gentleman: And be it also Ordained, That the said John Rivers shall and may issue forth and deliver, by the Warrant and Direction of the Deputy Lieutenants of the County of South'ton, or any Three of them, the said Revenues, or any Part thereof, to be employed towards the maintaining and repairing of the said Garrison and Castles, and towards the paying of the Officers and Soldiers as aforesaid: And be it further Ordained, That, if in case His Majesty's said Revenues issuing and arising out of the said County shall not be sufficient or enough for the maintaining and repairing of the said Garrison and Castles, and for the paying of the Officers and Soldiers as aforesaid, that then it shall and may be lawful for the Treasurer or Receiver, nominated and appointed by the Ordinance of Parliament of the 11th of February, 1642, or any Person or Persons nominated by the said Treasurer or Receiver, and approved according to the Direction of the said recited Ordinance, or for the Collectors nominated in the said County by virtue of the Ordinance of the Weekly Assessments, to pay and issue forth, by the Warrant and Appointment of the Deputy Lieutenants of the County of South'ton, or any Three of them, any Sum or Sums of Money, that the said Treasurer, Receivers, Collectors, or the Person or Persons so nominated and approved of as aforesaid, or any Three of them, shall receive by virtue of this present Ordinance, or the fore-recited Ordinances, or any of them.
"And whereas One Thousand Pounds hath been laid out and disbursed, by Sir William Lewis Baronet, Governor of Portsmouth, towards the paying of the Officers and Soldiers of the said Garrison; and whereas certain Arrears are now due to the Officers of Hurst Castle aforesaid, not exceeding Three Hundred Pounds: Be it therefore Ordained, by the Authority aforesaid, That it shall and may be lawful for the said Treasurer or Treasurers, Receiver or Receivers, Collector or Collectors, or the said Person or Persons nominated and approved of as aforesaid, to pay and issue forth, out of such Monies as they or any of them shall receive by virtue of this present Ordinance, or the said recited Ordinances, or any or either of them, to the said Sir William Lewis, One Thousand Pounds, receiving his Acquittance for the same; and to John Button Esquire, Captain of Hurst Castle, the Arrears due to the Officers and Soldiers of Hurst Castle aforesaid, receiving in like Manner his Acquittance for the same.
"And be it lastly Ordered and Ordained, That Duplicates of Rolls be made, of such Sums of Money as shall be received, employed, or expended, in Pursuance of this Ordinance, upon just Accompt to be made, and allowed by the Commons House of Parliament, where the said Treasurers, Receivers, the said Person or Persons nominated and approved, and the said Collectors, shall be only accountable for their Receipts and Disbursements; and they, and all other Persons aforesaid, for whatsoever they shall do in Pursuance of this Ordinance, shall be protected, de fended, and saved harmless, in their Estates, Lands, Goods, and Persons, by the Authority and Power of Parliament."
House adjourned till 10 a cras.