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 Veneris, videlicet, 2 die Junii.
Earl of Manchester, Speaker this Day.
The Messengers sent Yesterday to the House of Commons return with this Answer:
Answer from the H. C. about the King's Messages.
That they will return an Answer, by Messengers of their own, to the Message concerning the King's Messages.
Captain Flood and Captain Vaughan's Dispute.
Ordered, That Captain Flood shall attend this House To-morrow Morning; and then their Lordships will examine the Difference between him and Captain Vaughan.
The Messengers sent Yesterday to the House of Commons return with this Answer:
Answer from the H. C. about the E. of Mulgrave's Letter.
That they will take the Letter of the Earl of Mulgrave into Consideration, and will take the Order for nominating Mr. Cassinghurst to be Parson of Cranbrooke in Kent.
Poulter & al. sent for, for stealing the Kings Deer in Windsor Park.
Upon Information, "That divers Persons do destroy the King's Deer in Windsor Parke:" It is Ordered, That Henry Poulter of Easthamsteed, Wm. Smyth of Sunninghill, Ric'd Barnard of Warfeild, and Ric'd White of Easthamsted, shall be sent for, as Delinquents, to appear before this House, to answer the stealing and destroying the Deer.
Madam Francovill, a Pass to France.
Ordered, That Madam Diana Francovill, and her Maid, shall have an Order to go into France.
Sequestration of Maidston from Mr. Barrell.
Next, this House proceeded to hear the Charge against Mr. Barrell, Parson of Maidston.
The Charge was read.
He pleaded not guilty; whereupon the Witnesses were produced, to prove the Matter of Fact:
"To prove that he hath branded the Parliament with scandalous Speeches," the Affidavit of Winfrid Aymes and Jane Ellis was read.
The House, taking this whole Business into Consideration, Adjudged and Ordered,
"That the said Mr. Barrell shall be sequestered from officiating, and from the Profits and Tithes of the said Living of Maidston.
Mr. Smith to officiate there.
"2. That Mr. Samuell Smith, Master of Arts, shall be appointed to officiate the said Cure, and receive Three Quarters of the Profits and Benefits of the said Living, if this House upon Enquiry shall [ (fn. 1) find him] to be a deserving Man; and Time is to be allowed to receive Information concerning Mr. Smyth between this and Wednesday next.
"3. That the Profits of the said Living of Maidston shall be sequestered into responsible and indifferent Hands, and paid to Mr. Smyth for his Pains."
Message from the H. C. with Treasurers Names for the Sequestrations;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Denzell Holles Esquire; which consisted of divers Particulars:
1. That the House of Commons have nominated certain Persons, to be Treasurers for the Ordinance for the Sequestrations, wherein they desired their Lordships Concurrence.
The Names were these:
Mr. Samuell Avery, Mr. Thomas Barnardiston, Mr. Will. Hobson Deputy, Mr. Ric'd Hill in Limestreat, to be Treasurers and Receivers of all such Monies as shall come in upon the Ordinance for Sequestrations.
Ordered, That this House agrees with the House of Commons in this Nomination of the Treasurers.
to expedite some Ordinances;
2. They desire their Lordships to give Expedition in the Ordinance concerning the Propositions touching Newcastle.
3. To give Expedition in the Ordinance concerning the Prisoners at Oxford.
4. To give Expedition to the Ordinance concerning the Assembly of Divines.
5. To give Expedition to the Ordinance concerning additional Names to Persons of several Counties, for the Order of Sequestrations.
for an Answer about the Great Seal;
6. To desire an Answer to the Votes concerning the Great Seal of England.
and to revoke the Ordinance authorizing Colonel Long to raise Money in Essex.
7. (fn. 2) They desire their Lordships to join with them, for revoking and making void the Ordinance of the 24th of May, enabling and authorizing Colonel Long to raise and collect Monies in divers Hundreds of the County of Essex.
Ordered, That this House agrees with the House of Commons, that the Ordinance of the 24th of May last, enabling and authorizing Colonel Longe to raise and collect Monies in divers Hundreds of the County of Essex, shall be forthwith revoked, and made void.
Ordinance concerning Newcastle.
Ordered, That the Committees for the Ordinance concerning Newcastle shall meet this Afternoon, at Four of the Clock.
Conference to be had about the Prisoners at Oxford, and the Great Seal.
Ordered, To have a Conference To-morrow Morning with the House of Commons, concerning the Ordinance touching the Prisoners at Oxford, and the Votes touching the Great Seal.
Ordinance for an Assembly of Divines.
Ordered, That the Ordinance touching the Assembly of Divines shall be considered of To-morrow Morning.
The Answer returned was:
Answer to the H. C.
That this House agrees in revoking the Ordinance of the 24th May last, granted Colonel Longe; that this House hath passed the Ordinance of additional Names to the Committees touching the Ordinance of Sequestrations; and that this House will speedily take the rest of the Particulars into Consideration, and return an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Message from thence, with an Ordinance for Concurrence.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Denzell Holles Esquire:
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in an Ordinance, to secure such Persons as shall disburse Monies for the Supply of the Lord Fairefaixe's Army in the North.
The Ordinance was read, and Ordered to be further considered of, and to have a Conference with the House of Commons about it.
The Answer returned was:
That their Lordships will send them an Answer to this Ordinance, by Messengers of their own.
Captain Marten released.
Delinquents sent for, who arrested him.
Upon Information to this House, "That Captain Marten, who is in Service under the Earl of Warwicke, was this Morning arrested in Westm. Hall:" Hereupon this House Ordered, That the said Marten shall be presently discharged from the said Arrest; and the Gentleman at whose Suit he was arrested, and the Bailiffs, shall be sent for as Delinquents, to answer their Contempt, To-morrow Morning;
Sir Arthur Jenney Knight.
E. of Pembroke's Servant, a Pass.
Ordered, That a Servant of the Earl of Pembrooke shall have a Pass, to go to Oxford, and return again to London.
Sequestration of Pedmarsh.
Ordered, That an Order of this House shall be granted to the next Justice of the Peace, or other His Majesty's Officers, near Pedmarsh, in Essex, (fn. 3) to give Possession of the Parsonage-house, according to the Order of Sequestration given by this House.
Message to the H. C. for a Conference on the Ordinance for supplying L. Fairfax's Army.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Edw. Leech and Mr. Dr. Bennett:
To desire a present Conference, touching the Ordinance, touching the supplying of the Lord Fairfaixe's Army.
A Petition of the Inhabitants of the City of Coventry, and County of Warwicke, was read; shewing, " (fn. 4) The sad and dangerous Condition of the said City and Country, and the sad Distractions and Divisions for Want of some Man of Honour to command amongst (fn. 5) them; desiring their Lordships to take the same into Consideration."
Ordered, That this Petition be communicated to the House of Commons.
Babington, & al. King's Servants at Greenwich, Petition to be relieved from Assessments.
Upon reading the Petition of Ury Babington, Hugh Henn, Ric'd Ledsam, and Simon Bazill, Servants to His Majesty, living in His Majesty's House at Greenwich; shewing, "That, their chiefest Livelihood depending on their Places, (fn. 5) they have not received any Means thereof these Two Years, whereby they are disabled to maintain themselves, and forced to sell and pawn their Household Goods, for the Relief of their Charge; therefore they desire to be discharged from such Assessments as are or shall be imposed upon them by any Order of Parliament, and that they may enjoy their own Goods quietly."
Hereupon this House Ordered, That this Petition shall be sent down to the House of Commons.
Grimstone, & al. committed for Deer-stealing in Waltham Forest, released.
Ordered, That John Grimston, Ric'd Staynes, and Thomas Graves, committed formerly by this House to Newgate, for stealing of Deer, in the Forest of Waltham, in the County of Essex, shall be released from their present Imprisonment, upon giving sufficient Security for their good Behaviour for the future.
The Messengers return with this Answer from the House of Commons:
Answer from the H. C.
That they will give a present Conference, in the Painted Chamber, as is desired.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the House was resumed.
Committee to prepare Heads for a Conference about the Great Seal.
Ordered, That the Committees appointed to prepare Heads for a Conference with the House of Commons, concerning the Votes touching the Great Seal of England, shall meet To-morrow Morning, before the House sits.
Sir Job Harbie's Servants, a Pass, to bury Mr. Harbie.
Ordered, That Four Servants of Sir Job Harbie's shall be permitted to attend the Corps of a Son of Job Harbie's, from Oxford, to Aldenham, in the County of Hertford, with a Hearse and Six Horses; and, after the Solemnization there performed, the said Servants are to return to London, without Stay or Trouble.
Sir Wm. Ballendine to be committed to Petre House, in Aldersgate Street.
"Upon reading a Letter written to the Speaker of this House, from the Lord General, concerning Sir Wm. Ballendyne, who was taken at Chichester, in actual Rebellion against the Parliament and Kingdom; his Lordship will willingly comply with their Lordships, in sending of him up, when he shall understand from this House to what Prison he shall be sent; because his Lordship is so much induced to be careful in this, in respect Sir Wm. Ballendyne, being formerly bailed, made an Escape; and, if their Lordships please to direct Colonel Ven whither he shall be sent, his Lordship hath Ordered him to obey their Lordships Commands."
Hereupon this House Ordered, That Colonel Ven shall have Directions to send Sir Wm. Ballendyne to Peter House, in Aldersgate Streat.
House adjourned till 10a cras.