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, 14 die Martii.
PRAYERS, per Mr. Gower.
Lords present this Day:
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
Message to the H. C. about taking off the Earl of Holland's Sequestration, and about Dr. Burges's Ordinance.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Serjeant Whitfield and Sir Edward:
To desire them, that they would take into Consideration the taking off the Sequestration of the Earl of Holland's Estate; and further to let them know, that this House agrees with them in the Ordinance concerning Dr. Burges.
Applewith sworn, to be examined by the Committee at Haberdashers Hall.
It was moved, "That the Committee of Haberdashers Hall have Occasion to examine one Applewith upon Oath; and it is desired he may be sworn in this House:" Which was done accordingly.
State of the King's Revenue.
It was moved, "That the House would appoint a Time, to take into Consideration the State which the Revenue of the King now is in:" And it is Ordered, To be committed to a Committee of the whole House.
Charge against Mr. Kendall, Minister of Hempsted.
Next, Mr. Kendall, the Minister of Hempsteed, was brought in; and the Information against him was read:
"1. He hath refused to baptize the Infants born in that Parish for fundry Months last past, albeit he hath been earnestly requested thereunto, and did at his first coming baptize Infants."
Mr. Kendall's Answer:
"That, Things being not determined by the Parliament concerning Ceremonies, he was not resolved about some Ceremonies, and he forbore to use them; as the Manner of Baptism, and the Power of it. ever since the Bishops were voted down, he knew not whether he had any Power or no to do it."
Also this was proved by Thomas Walker the Elder, and Wm. Gregory.
"2. That he hath refused to administer the Lordssupper to the Parishioners, by all the Time of his being there, and bitterly inveighed against such as had received that Sacrament from the Hands of another, the First Day that he preached there; saying, They had no more Right to it than Dogs, or to that Effect, to the great Grief and Scandal of the People."
Kendall confessed, "He hath not not administered the Communion to the Parish since he came there, because he conceived those as were there were not Christians, and had no Right to it, and because there were great Divisions in the Parish; neither hath he taken the Communion himself since he came there."
This Article was likewise proved by Tho. Walker and Wm. Gregory.
"3. That he hath been a great Means of Divisions and Distractions amongst the People, who lived together in good Accord before his coming among them; and he doth admit divers Men to preach there against the baptizing of Infants (which himself also hath done, as namely one Mr. Baldwin, and one Mr. Erbury), as also against the Parliament and the Assembly."
Kendall denied that ever he heard Mr. Balwin and Mr. Erbury preach any Thing against the Parliament and the Assembly.
Tho. Walker deposed, "That Mr. Erbury preached in their Church at Hempsteed, that Baptism was a human and a carnal Ordinance; and if the Houses of Parliament and the Assembly do make a Rule and a Tye to observe it, it is Antichristian."
"4. He hath publicly maintained, That the Parochial Congregations are no true Churches, and that all true Christians must separate from them; whereupon divers have separated."
Kendall confessed, "That his Opinion is, That a Parochial Church in a Parochial Frame is not the visible Church of Christ."
"5. He hath refused to take the late National Covenant; answering, That he will neither take it nor administer it, and so it is not there administered at all."
Kendall denies this Charge; but being asked by the House whether he will take the Covenant, he said, "When it is offered him, he will do as God directs him."
Committed to Newgate, and to be discharged from his Living.
Hereupon this House Ordered, That for the present the said Kendall shall stand committed to the Prison of Newgate, during the Pleasure of this House, for endeavouring to sow Sedition amongst the People; and that his Keeper shall not permit any Person to come, but to keep him in safe Custody.
Conference to be had, that no Ministers be put in by Way of Sequestration till approved by the Assembly.
And because the said Kendall was put into the Cure of Hemsteed by Ordinance of both Houses of Parliament, by Way of Sequestration, it is Resolved, To have a Conference with the House of Commons, to desire them to concur with their Lordships, that he may be put out from discharging that Cure; and to desire that, for the future, none may be put into any Cures by Way of Sequestration but such as shall be approved of by the Assembly to be fit and able.
Servants of the King's Children.
The Lord Admiral reported, "That the Committee perfected the List of the Servants of the King's Children at St. James:" Which this House approved of, and Ordered to (fn. 1) be sent to the House of Commons, for their Concurrence.
Ordered, That the Committee for Currants do meet To-morrow Morning, at Nine of the Clock.
Garrett, & al. to be attached for a Riot in Enfield Old Park.
Upon reading the Affidavit of Charles Crosby, of Enfield Ould Parke, in the Parish of Enfield, in the County of Midd. "That, about the 10th Day of this Instant March, Thomas Garrett, Edward Garrett, Peter Hawkins, Moses Baysley, Wm. Smith of Edmonton, and divers others, in a riotous Manner, with Hand-bills, long Clubs, and other offensive Weapons, assembled themselves together, and came into the said Park, and did then and there cut down and carry away several Parcels of Wood; and said, They would pull down the Park Pales; and told a Servant of this Deponent's, That they would pull this Deponent out of the Lodge by the Ears, as his said Servant informed."
Hereupon this House Ordered, That the Gentleman Usher shall attach the Bodies of the Five Persons, and bring them before this House, to answer the said Offences.
Ordered, That the Petition of Ferdinandez Carvajal, concerning the paying of Money for Powder, is hereby referred to the Committee for the Navy.
House adjourned till 9a cras.