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, 21 die Maii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Whitaker.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
Answer from the H. C.
Sir Rob't Rich and Mr. Page, sent Yesterday to the House of Commons on a Message, return with this Answer:
That they will send an Answer to the Alterations in the Ordinance for the Committee of both Kingdoms, by Messengers of their own.
Ordinance for regulating Sequestrations.
Next, the Ordinance for regulating the Ordinance for regulating of Sequestrations was read the Second Time, and committed to the Consideration of these Lords following; and to report their Opinion to this House:
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Any Three, to meet when they please.
Upon reading the Petition of the Earl of Thanett, shewing;
E. of Thanet's Petition, to prevent his Timber being felled.
That whereas he was a Suitor to this House, that his Timber on his Lands, and nigh his Mansion-houses, might not be felled down, and that their Lordships were pleased to think it reasonable to except his Timber out of the Ordinance for felling down Timber for the Navy; and that the House of Commons consented thereunto, and the very Ordinance itself for cutting down Wood is for the Preservation of Timber; yet notwithstanding, so it is, that the Officers now appointed for selling of Wood are in cutting down and utter destroying of the Petitioner's Timber Trees, not only to his Ruin, and Spoil of his Seat in Kent, but also in Disobedience to the Ordinance of Parliament, and in Contempt of the Order of both Houses.
Therefore the Petitioner humbly prays your Lordships will give present Order for the Stay of their further cutting down of his Timber; and also to send for the Parties, to answer their Disobedience to their Lordships."
Delinquents to be sent for.
Hereupon this House Resolved, That, upon an Affidavit made to this House, and the Names of the Persons offending, they shall be sent for, to answer their Offences.
Propositions for a Peace.
Next, the House was adjourned into a Committee during Pleasure, to debate the Propositions for a wellgrounded Peace.
And the House being resumed;
House to be called.
It is Ordered, That this House will take these Propositions into further Debate on Friday Morning next; and the House then to be called, and Notice to be given by the Gentleman Usher to all the Lords, to attend the House then, upon the Displeasure of this House if they fail.
Ordinance for paying Monies to Sir Tho. Middleton, due by Bond to Hitton.
The Lord Viscount Say & Seale reported, "That the Committee have considered of the Ordinance for paying to Sir Thomas Middleton Knight, the Monies which are due by Bond to Mr. Hilton, from divers Persons; and it did appear, by Examination of the Business, that the Monies are the proper Monies of Mrs. Shelley, a Recusant; therefore the Committee thinks it fit to pass as it came from the House of Commons, without any Alterations."
Which being read, this House Agreed to the same.
(Here enter it.)
Whereas Sir Thomas Soames Knight, and Alderman of the City of London, stands indebted by Bond to Henry Hilton, in the County Palatine of Durham, Esquire, deceased, in the Sum of One Thousand Pounds; and Sir Henry Garroway, of the City of London, Knight, is indebted by like Bond to the said Henry Hilton, in the Sum of Five Hundred Pounds; and Mr. Richard Middleton and Mr. Richard Bateman, of London, Merchants, are indebted by like Bond to the said Henry Hilton in the Sum of Five Hundred Pounds; all which several Sums of Money being in Variance, and, upon Examination of the Matter before a Committee of the House of Commons, are supposed to be the Monies of the Lady Jane Shelly, of Michellgrove, in the County of Sussex, Widow, late deceased, who was a Papist and Delinquent: It is therefore Ordered and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That the said Sir Thomas Soame, Sir Henry Garroway, Richard Middleton, and Richard Bateman, and every of them, do forthwith pay the abovesaid several Sums unto Sir Thomas Middleton Knight, Serjeant Major General of North Wales, who shall receive the same upon Accompt, for the Furtherance of the Public Service in those Parts; and the said Sir Thomas Soames, Sir Henry Garroway, Richard Middleton, and Richard Bateman, shall be indemnified and saved harmless, in their Persons and Estates, for the Payment of the said several Sums as is hereby appointed, and against the Executors of the said Henry Hilton, or any other Person or Persons whatsoever, by the Power and Authority of both Houses of Parliament.
And it is further Ordered and Ordained, That whensoever it shall appear to whom the abovesaid several Sums of Money do of Right belong, then the abovementioned Sums of Money shall be forthwith re-paid out of the Arrears and growing Profits of the Court of Wards and Liveries.
And it is lastly Ordered and Ordained, That Richard Williams Gentleman, and Nicholas Sturt Gentleman, Executors of the last Will and Testament of the said Henry Hilton, shall be, by the Power and Authority of both Houses of Parliament, exonerated and discharged, and their Persons and Estates saved, defended, and kept harmless and indemnified, against all Persons whatsoever, claiming the said Sum and Sums of Money, the Heir of the said Henry Hilton, and all other Person and Persons whatsoever, by the like Power and Authority of both Houses of Parliament, from the said Sums of Two Thousand Pounds, so to be paid to the said Sir Thomas Middleton; the said Executors being hereby ordered to deliver to the said Sir Thomas Soames, Sir Henry Garroway, Richard Middleton, and Richard Bateman, their said several Obligations, or, in Default thereof, to give them and their Sureties sufficient Discharges."
House adjourned till 9a cras.