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, videlicet, 30 die Aprilis.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
Ds. (fn. 1)
Message from the H. C. with Ordinances;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Henry Mildmay Knight, and others; which consisted of these Particulars:
1. To desire their Lordships Concurrence in several Ordinances:
1. An Ordinance concerning Powder bought of Mr. Berisford, &c. (Here enter it.)
2. An Ordinance to pay One Thousand Pounds, out of Haberdashers Hall, for Arms for Pembrookeshire. (Here enter it.)
3. An Ordinance for allowing Money out of the Excise at North'ton, to pay such Monies as Colonel Behere's Forces did expend when they were there. (Here enter it.)
that they agree to Mr. Shadwell's;
2. That they agree to the Ordinance formerly sent down to them, concerning Mr. Shadwell to make Writs of Diem clausit extremum in the Court of Wards.
(Here enter it.)
and for a Conference concerning the Earl of Manchester's.
3. To desire a Conference, concerning the Ordinance touching the Earl of Manchester.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to all the Orders and Ordinances now brought up; and that their Lordships will give a present Conference, in the Painted Chamber, as is desired.
Sir H. Mervin's Petition, for Leave to settle some Islands to the West of Ireland.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir Henry Mervin; shewing, "That whereas there are certain Islands Westward from Ireland which were never yet inhabited nor planted; his Desire is, that he may have Liberty, at his own Cost and Charges, to discover and plant the said Islands:"
Hereupon this House thought it fit to name a Committee of Lords, to take the same into Consideration; and to send to the House of Commons, to desire they will name a Committee of their House, to join with their Lordships herein.
And this House named these Committees following:
Any Three, to meet this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the House was resumed.
Report of the Conference on the Ordinance for continuing the Association of the Counties of Essex, &c. under the Earl of Manchester.
The Speaker reported the Effect of the Conference concerning the Earl of Manchester's Ordinance for the associated Counties; which was, "That the House of Commons do adhere to their Ordinance without the Alterations, and desire it may pass as it came up from them; and gave Reasons for the same."
And, upon Consideration of the Business, it was Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth adhere to the Ordinance with the Addition added by this House.
And these Lords following were appointed to draw and prepare Reasons, to be delivered at a Conference with the House of Commons, in Answer to their Reasons:
Any Three, to meet when they please; and to bring in the Reasons To morrow Morning.
And Mr. Serjeant Whitfield to attend the said Committee.
Archbishop of Cant's Trial put off.
Ordered, That this House defers the Trial of the Archbishop of Canterbury until Saturday Morning next, in regard of the Business brought up from the House of Commons this Day.
The Earl of Northumb. reported from the Committee of both Kingdoms, "That they have advised with the Lord General, about the Marching of his Army; and it was agreed, (fn. 2) their Army should march on Friday or Saturday next, if possible."
Lord General desires a Committee of both Houses may be with the Army.
And the Lord General, being present, desired, "That a Committee of both Houses may be appointed to go along with the Army, to see their Actions, that they do their Duties, and to be Witnesses of the Defects and Wants of the Army."
Message to the H. C. that the Lords have deferred the Archbishop of Cant's Trial; and with Sir H. Mervin's Petition.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page,:
To let them know, that, in regard of the Business of the Conference this Day, they could not hear the Archbishop's Business; therefore they have deferred the further Proceedings in it until Saturday Morning next; also to deliver the Petition of Sir Henry Marvin to them; and to acquaint them, that this House hath appointed a Committee of Seven Lords, to meet this Afternoon, to consider of it; and their Lordships desire them that they would appoint a Committee of their House, of a proportionable Number, to meet at the Time aforesaid, to consider of it.
Ordinance concerning the Term.
Ordered, That the Ordinance of the 22 Jan. last, concerning the Term, shall be re-printed and published.
Order for 900 l. to Mr. Berisford, for Powder.
"Whereas there is a Contract made with Mr. John Berisford, Gunpowder-maker, for Six Hundred Barrels of Powder, towards the furnishing of the Armies, of Two Thirds whereof he is already satisfied; there being Nine Hundred Pounds remaining due unto him, which (fn. 3) is payable on the Twenty-fourth Day of June next ensuing: It is, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, Ordered and Ordained, That the said Sum of Nine Hundred Pounds shall be accordingly paid unto the said Mr. Berisford, by the Committee at Habberdashers Hall, on the Four and Twentieth of June aforesaid."
Order for 1000 l. to provide Arms for Pembrokeshire.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That Five Hundred Pounds, out of Haberdashers Hall, payable at Three Months End, and Five Hundred Pounds out of the King's Revenue, payable likewise at Three Months End, shall be allowed to the County of Pembrooke, for buying Arms and Ammunition, for the Service of the said County, and paid to Mr. Thelvail, a Member of the House of Commons, or such as he shall appoint, upon Accompt, for the providing of the Arms and Ammunition aforesaid; and Mr. Thelvall and Mr. White are added to the Committee for Glouc. and are to consider of the furnishing of these Arms upon the Credit of this Thousand Pounds, payable as aforesaid."
Commissioners of Excise to allow Money at Northampton, for General Behere's Forces quartered there.
"It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, That the Commissioners of Excise shall write to their Agents at North'ton, to allow, out of the Excise there, so much as hath been laid out, or is due, for the Entertainment of the Forces which lately quartered near North'ton, under the Command of Major General Behere; and that Two of the Committee there shall certify the same to the Commissioners of Excise in London, and shall also send to the Treasurer of the Army the Notes which were made by Major General Behere's Officers: It is further Ordered, That the Commissioners of Excise in London shall write to their Agents, to pay One Hundred Pounds to the said Committee, for Ammunition."
Ordinance for Mr. Shadwell to be an Officer of the Court of Wards and Liveries.
"Whereas John Mostyn Gentleman (whose Office was to make the Writs of Diem clausit extremum, and other Writs, Patents, and Commissions, made by Warrant of the Court of Wards and Liveries, or by Bill signed), hath deserted his Employment therein, been resident in the Armies raised against the Two Houses of Parliament, and is become a Delinquent: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do this Day Ordain and Declare, That Thomas Shadwell Gentleman shall have, enjoy, and execute, the said Office of the said John Mostyn, as amply and beneficially as the said John Mostyn, or any others, have formerly held the said Office; and this Ordinance shall be sufficient Warrant to the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England to pass the said Office or Place, in Form usual, to the said Thomas Shadwell, accordingly."
House adjourned till 9 a cras.