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 Sabbati, videlicet, 1 die Junii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Gibson.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
Ordered, That the Cause concerning the Poor of the Hospital of Eastham shall be heard in this House on Tuesday next come Sevennight, by Counsel on both Sides.
Rous, for Words against the Lords, who lately entered a Protest.
Next, this House Ordered, That Colonel Rous, appointed by Order of this House to appear this Day before this House, to answer such Objections as shall be made against him: And it is Ordered, That the Affidavit read Yesterday of Lieutenant Colonel Aylworth and Captain Jessopp, concerning Captain Rous, shall be vacated, and no Use to be made of it.
And Captain Rous was called in.
Captain Jessopp said, "That Mr. Rous and he being with others, (fn. 1) on Tuesday last, in the Star-chamber, Captain Rouse demanded of him if he heard any Thing concerning some Lords who had protested against the Grand Council of State. He answered, "Not, and did hope no such Thing was done." Mr. Rouse answered, "It was true." Whereupon Jesopp did demand of Rouse who they were; and was by him answered, "I desire not to name them." Then he speaking to Lieutenant Colonel Aylworth said, "Have not you heard of it," He answered, "I have heard of a Difference in the House of Lords, but know not the Matter:" Rouse then said, "Who were the Lords you heard caused it?" The Lieutenant Colonel answered, "The Earls of Lyncolne and Stamford, the Lord Willoughby of Parham, and the Lord Rochford." Rous said, "It is right; those are the Men, and it is Time for us to look about us, when they shew themselves thus openly; they now begin to declare what their Meanings of long Time have been."
Captain Cooper said, "He heard Captain Rous say to Captain Jessopp, "It is Time now to look about us, when they shew or declare themselves so fully;" meaning the Earls of Lyncolne and Stamford, and the Lord Willoughby of Parham, and the Lord Rochford."
Mr. Rouse's Answer to this being demanded, he denies he spake these Words.
The House taking this Business into Consideration; the Earls of Lyncolne and Stamford, the Lord Willoughby, and the Lord Rochford, desired that what concerned them in particular personally might be waved; and that their Lordships would proceed upon that which only concerns the Honour of this House, and the Privilege of the Peerage of this Realm.
And this House was of Opinion, That the said Captain Rous, for this Business, deserves the Censure of this House.
And it was Resolved, upon the Question,
That the said Captain Rous shall, for this Offence, be sined One Hundred Pounds.
2. That he shall stand committed to the Prison of The Fleete, during the further Pleasure of this House.
3. That he shall acknowledge the Justice of this House in this Sentence, at this Bar, as a Delinquent, upon his Knees."
Message from the H. C. with Mr. Long's Ordinance.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Ric'd Knightly Esquire, &c.
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in an Ordinance, in Pursuance of a former Ordinance, concerning the Register of the Chancery.
The said Ordinance was read Three Times, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees with the House of Commons in this Ordinance now brought up.
Ld. Willoughby and Colonel King.
Ordered, That this House will take into Consideration the Lord Willoughbic's Business, heard the other Day at this Bar, on Monday Morning next, the First Business.
Ordinance for Mr. Long to be Register of the Court of Chancery.
Whereas Walter Longe Esquire, a Member of the House of Commons, was, by Order of both Houses, bearing Date the 7th Day of December, A. D. 1643, nominated, appointed, and constituted, Register of the High Court of Chancery, to execute the Place of Register, and to receive the Profits, Emoluments, and Advantages belonging unto it, in as full and ample Manner as any Register formerly did, might, or ought to receive them: It is now Ordered and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the said Walter Longe shall be, and is hereby, admitted to the said Place and Office accordingly: And whereas the Registers of the said Court have formerly had the Liberty to execute the said Place by themselves or their sufficient Deputies or Sub-registers, it is further Ordered and Ordained, by the said Lords and Commons, That the said Walter Longe shall have Power and Liberty to execute the said Place, by himself or by such his sufficient Deputy or Subregisters as shall be by him from Time to Time nominated, and approved of by both Houses of Parliament, or by the Commissioners of the Great Seal: And it is also Ordered and Ordained, by the said Lords and Commons, That the Commissioners of the Great Seal, or the Master of the Rolls (who is hereby authorized thereunto), shall administer unto the said Walter Longe, and to such Deputy or Deputies as shall be nominated and approved of as aforesaid, such Oath or Oaths as have usually been administered unto, and taken by, the Registers of the said Court, and their Deputies or Sub-registers respectively; and the said Commissioners are hereby authorized and required to pass the Grant of the said Place of Register to the said Walter Longe in such Manner, as aforesaid, by Patent under the Great Seal, for his Life; and Mr. Solicitor is hereby authorized and required to pass a Bill for the said Patent accordingly, in such Manner as is accustomed in the like Cases."
House adjourned till Monday next, at 9a a Clock.