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, 17 die Aprilis.
Earl of Manchester, Speaker this Day.
Lady Spencer, a Pass.
Ordered, That the Lady Dowager Spencer shall have a Pass, to go into Hampshire, to see her Mother the Countess of South'ton.
Message to the H. C. for Committees to meet, about an Answer to the King's last Message.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Dr. Aylett and Dr. Heath:
To let the House of Commons know, that their Lordships understanding that the Committees which were at Oxford will be come to Town this (fn. 1) Day, to desire that the Committee appointed to consider of an Answer to the King's last Message may meet this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, and consider of the said Answer; and that the House may sit at Four of the Clock this Afternoon.
Earl of Stamford assembled an Army.
Next, a Letter from the Earl of Stamford was read, dated the 15th of April, 1643, from Exon, signifying "That he hath gathered Three Thousand Five Hundred Foot, and Eight Troops of Horse."
Duke D'Espernoon, a Pass.
Ordered, That the Duke Espernon shall have a Pass, to go to Oxford, to take his Leave of the King.
Mr. Craven, Leave to carry Horses to France.
Ordered, That Mr. John Craven shall have Leave to carry with him Two ambling Nags into France.
Mr. Studvile, a Pass.
Ordered, That Mr. Studvile [ (fn. 2) shall have a Pass], to go into Holland, with his Family.
Mr. Phillips, a Pass to The Spa.
Ordered, That Mr. Edward Phillips shall have a Pass, to go to The Spawe, with his Wife and Three Children, and Three Servants, with their Apparel and Household (fn. 3) Stuff, for his Health.
Sequestration of St. Thomas, Southwark;
The Churchwardens of the Parish of St. Thomas in Southwarke gave the House this Account, "That the Profits of the Rents, Tithes, Oblations, and Obventions whatsoever, is betwixt Fifty and Sixty Pounds per Annum."
Allowance out of it to Spencer's Family.
Hereupon this House taking into Consideration the great Want and Poverty that the Wife and Children of Benjamin Spencer are in, the Lords Ordered, That the Sequestrators shall pay Thirty Pounds per Annum to the Relief of the Wife and Children of the said Spencer.
Capt. Player, for seizing Mr. Cary's Horses.
Next, Captain Player was called in, to answer for taking the Horses of Mr. Carie, contrary to the Order of this House; and being demanded by what Warrant he stayed the Horses, he said, "That he hath an Order from the Lord General, to stay and apprehend all suspicious Persons, and Mr. Cary going by a Bye-way with his Horses, his Horses were apprehended by some Soldiers, (fn. 4) who brought them to him at the Court of Guard; and, upon this, he sent to acquaint the Committee for Examinations, and acquainted them with it; and he received a Command from them to keep (fn. 2) them, before the Order of this House was shewed him; and, when it was shewed him, he answered, He would wait on the Lords speedily."
The Horses to be restored.
Ordered, That the Horses of Mr. Caries shall be restored, and Captain Player released, with a Charge to be (fn. 5) obedient to the Orders of this House hereafter.
Duke De Vendosme's Servant, a Pass.
Ordered, That a Servant of the Duke De Vandosme shall have a Pass, to go to Oxford, and return back again to London.
Mr. Carie's Man, a Pass.
Ordered, That a Man of Carie's shall have a Pass, to carry his Horses down to Oxford to him there, and to bring (fn. 6) up with him the Horses that he rid down to Oxford.
Lady Kerry's Petition.
A Petition of the Lady Honora Baroness of Kerry [ (fn. 7) was read]; and it is Ordered, That the same shall be recommended to the House of Commons, at the next Conference. (Here enter it.)
Bill for a Subscription, to reduce the Irish Rebels.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the speedy Payment of Monies subscribed towards the Reducing of the Rebels in Ireland, which yet remains unpaid.
The Messengers return with this Message from the House of Commons:
Answer from the H. C.
That the House of Commons have appointed their Committee to meet with the Committee of this House this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock; and that they will sit as a House, at Four of the Clock.
The Petition of Edward Corbett, of Merton College, of Oxon, was read. (Here enter it.)
recommended to the Living of Chartham.
Ordered, That the said Mr. Edward Corbett shall be recommended to the Archbishop of Cant. to be collated and inducted to the Parsonage of Chartam, notwithstanding the Order made in Behalf of Mr. Hudson.
Sir R. Pointz's House, a Protection.
Message from the H. C. for Mr. Norcott to supply the Place of Sir Tho. Jervais;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Wm. Lewis:
That whereas an Ordinance was formerly passed both Houses, wherein Sir Tho. Jarvais's Name is used, who, in regard of his urgent Occasions, cannot attend the Business, they have thought fit to have one Mr. (fn. 8) Norcott to supply his Place.
and for a Conference about Capt. Player.
2. To desire a Conference touching Captain Player.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees with the House of Commons in the naming of Mr. (fn. 8) Norton in the Place of Sir Thomas Jarvais; and concerning the Conference, their Lordships will send an Answer, by Messengers of their own, in convenient Time.
Bill for a Subscription to reduce the Irish Rebels.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the speedy Payment of Monies subscribed towards the Reducing of the Rebels in Ireland, which yet remains unpaid.
Committed to these Lords following:
L. Viscount Conway.
Any Three to meet To-morrow Morning, at Nine of the Clock.
Mr. Corbett's Petition for the Living of Chartham.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords now assembled in the High Court of Parliament.
"The humble Petition of Edward Corbett, Fellow of Merton Colledge, in Oxford;
"That, within Two or Three Days after the Death of Dr. Bargrave, late Rector of Chartham, in the Diocese of Cant. his Excellency the Earl of Essex did, by Letters to the Lord Viscount Say, recommend your Petitioner unto this Honourable House, desiring that he might succeed in the said Rectory; which Request was made long before any other appeared in the Business, and to which your Lordships did willingly condescend (it being the only Request his Excellency hath made in that Kind), and have granted an Order for your Petitioner's Presentation to the said Rectory:
"Yet, notwithstanding, one Mr. Hudson, Curate of the said Rectory, hath obtained an Order of this Honourable (fn. 9) House (precedent to your Petitioner's Order), for the said Rectory, your Lordships not knowing it to be the same that your Petitioner had formerly moved for.
"Your Petitioner, therefore, humbly desireth that your Honours would be pleased to confirm this latter Order to your Petitioner; the former being obtained by a Mistake, and contrary to your Lordships First Intentions.
"And your Petitioner shall pray, &c."
Lady Kerry's Petition, for an Allowance for herself and Family.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords assembled in Parliament.
"The humble Petition of the Lady Honora Baroness of Kerry;
"That whereas Patrick Lord of Kerry, her Husband, being deprived of all he had by the Rebels in Ireland, came over into England, for his Refuge, and was, by the Parliament's Appointment, made a Colonel of a Regiment, and, in Expectation of all necessary Furniture for that Expedition, hath sent over some Companies of Soldiers, and duly since attended his Dispatch, expending what he had, and engaging his Credit for such Provisions as might tend to the Furtherance of that Service; but, in regard of the great Distractions of this Kingdom, cannot as yet obtain any Directions in that Behalf, nor hath ever received any Advance or Entertainment, as will more at large appear by a Writing sent by the said Lord of Kerry to the Right Honourable the Earls of Pembrooke and Holland, wherein his necessitous Condition is fully declared; and during this Attendance, by a Misadventure, had his Arm broken, which cast him into the Hands of Physicians and Chirurgeons, a great Addition to his Charge, and occasioned your Petitioner to come from Bristoll to attend her Lord in this Extremity, leaving her Children and poor Family there, with little or no Means to support or relieve them.
"Your Petitioner, therefore, with all thankful Acknowledegment for former Favour, humbly beseecheth your Lordships, that (her Condition, being a Stranger, and the Charge (fn. 9) of Seven Children, with some necessary Retinue, considered) by your Lordships noble Favour some speedy Means may be found to preserve them from the Extremity of Beggary.
"And your Petitioner shall pray, &c."
Tapestry Workmen at Mortlake, their Petition, to export some of their Manufactory to Holland Duty free.
Upon the humble Petition of "His Majesty's Tapestry Workmen, at Mortlake, in the County of Surrey;
"That they having, upon their own proper Cost and Charges, made for His Majesty a great Quantity of Tapestry, and not receiving any Money for the same, being indebted for the Materials, and ut terly unable to discharge the same, (fn. 10) they petitioned His Majesty for Redress, who hath graciously Ordered, That they might transport beyond the Seas, and there to sell, so much as would supply their present Occasions.
"The Petitioners therefore humbly pray that your Lordships would be pleased to give Order for the Transportation of the said Tapestry into Holland; and that they may be freed from any Charge or Custom for the same, considering that the Materials of Gold and Silk have been paid for the Custom when they came into the Land; and they, by Reason of their Poverty, being unable to pay the same, the Charge will necessarily fall upon His Majesty; so, not doubting of their Lordships Assistance, they pray &c."
Ordered, That these Petitioners shall have Leave to transport Tapestry Hangings into Holland.
House adjourned till 4a post meridiem.
Earl of Manchester, Speaker.
Barrett, a Pass.
Ordered, That John Barrett, Servant to the Lady Spencer, shall have a Pass, to go to Oxford, and return again to London.
Thanks to the Earl of Northumberland.
Ordered, That the Speaker of this House shall give the Earl of Northumb. Thanks, for his good Service done in the Treaty with His Majesty at Oxford.
Mr. Battier, a Pass.
Ordered, That Mr. Battier, Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, shall have a Pass, to go to Oxford.
House adjourned till 10a cras.