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 Lunæ, videlicet, 29 die Julii.
Tryon and Wortley.
Upon reading the Petition of Peter Tryon; shewing, "That a Study of Books are kept from him, left to him by Will, which are kept from him by reason the coercive Power of Ecclesiastical Courts is taken away, whereby he is deprived of other Remedy to recover them:" It is Ordered, That Sir Edward Wortley and his Lady shall appear before this House on Wednesday next come Fortnight, to answer to the said Petition.
Chapman and Wincott.
Message to the H. C. that the Lords agree to the Ordinance for Martial Law.
The House being informed, "That Two Tenants of Sutton Marsh had refused to obey an Order of the House, made the 26 of March last, to order that the said Tenants should be brought up as Delinquents, to answer their said Contempt, who were brought up accordingly, and have since (fn. 1) conformed to the said Order, so that all the Tenants of the said Marsh have yielded Obedience to the said Order, Four only excepted; videlicet, Thomas Price, Edmond Nicolson, Thomas Bartendale, and Nicolas Jacobs, who are Men that (fn. 2) are often absent, and in other Countries, and in Truth not able to pay their Rents, and do only wait to get their Crops off the Grounds, and then to be gone; and by that Means Four Years Rent at least will be lost:"
Hereupon this House Ordered, That the aforesaid Thomas Price, Edmond Nicolson, Thomas Bartendale, and Nicholas Jacobs, shall not be permitted to carry away their Corn off the Ground until they have satisfied the Earl of Pembrooke the Rents due unto him; and in case they refuse to pay their Rents, then the Earl of Pembrooke may distrain upon the said Corn, for his Rents due unto him.
Committees to consider the Paper from The States Ambassadors.
Ordered, That the Committee that are to meet with a Committee of the House of Commons concerning The States Ambassadors Paper, for Reparation of Ships taken by the English, shall have Power to adjourn themselves from Time to Time, as they shall think fit.
Lord Hunsdon's Petition to be released upon Bail.
The Speaker acquainted this House, "That The States Ambassadors sent him a Paper, directed thus, "To the Right Honourable the Lord Gray of Warke, Speaker pro Tempore of the House of Peers assembled in Parliament of England at Westm."
Paperfrom The States Ambassadors, defining an Answer to their former One, and to stop the Sale of some Ships and their Cargoes of which they claim Restitution.
"Since our Audience, we have ever been in Expectation of an Answer upon our Propositions, the rather because in this Interim the Commissioners for Prize Ships and Goods proceeded to the putting to Sale of the said Goods, as they have done already with the Goods of the Ship called The Hope, and have appointed this Afternoon to do the same with the Goods of The Tiger of Rotterdam, both mentioned in the Memorandum which we have presented to the Parliament; and by reason our Desire was that some Commissioners might be appointed to settle the Points mentioned in the said Memorandum, and that we are in Hopes that it will be granted speedily (as by these we beseech you again for the furthering of the same). We further intreat you to move the Right Honourable House of Peers, to grant an Order, that the putting to Sale of any of the said Tiger's Goods, or of any of the other Ships and Goods mentioned in our said Memorandum, or of any other since taken, may be forborn, until we meet with the Commissioners it shall please the Parliament to appoint for the settling of all Differences about the said Ships and Goods; and that it will please you to send us a speedy Answer of what shall be resolved in the said House about the Premises.
Message to the H. C. about it.
Ordered, That this Letter be communicated to the House of Commons by Message, with the Sense of this House, "That their Lordships think it fit that the Ships and Goods be stayed from Sale, as is desired, until the Committees meet."
Archbishop of Cant's Trial.
Next, this House proceeded to the further Trial against the Archbishop of Canterbury, upon the Fourteenth Article; which being ended, the Archbishop desired some (fn. 3) Time to consider of making his Answer to this Evidence. And the House gave him until Four of the Clock this Afternoon.
Answers from the H. C.