House of Lords Journal Volume 6: 10 June 1643

Pages 88-89

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, 10 die Junii.


Earl of Manchester, Speaker.

Answer from the H. C.

The Messengers sent Yesterday to the House of Commons return with this Answer:

That the House of Commons do agree with their Lordships, in the Amendment in the Covenant to be tendered to the whole Kingdom, and likewise they agree to Thursday next for the Day of Thanksgiving.

Ordinance to be prepared, that no Horses shall be taken in London or within Twenty Miles.

Ordered, That the King's Counsel shall prepare an Ordinance, to present to this House, "That no Horses shall be taken by any Person, in the Cities of London and Westm. and within Twenty Miles of London, except it be by both Houses of Parliament; and, if any shall attempt it, the next Town is to assist in the apprehending of them."

Earls of Bedford and Portland versus The Rioters at Wittlesea.

The Persons that committed the Riot in Wittlesea, in the Isle of Ely, were brought to the Bar; and Mr. Herne, of Counsel with the Earls of Bedford and Portland, opened the Charge against them.

The Defendants pleaded, "They were not guilty of the said Charge; and desired that they might have Counsel assigned them to plead their Cause."

Hereupon this House Ordered, That the Defendants shall have such Counsel as they shall think fit to use; and that Sir Rob't Rich and Mr. Page, or any One of them, shall in the mean Time (fn. 1) take the Examination of the Witnesses upon Oath, upon Interrogatories, that so they may go into the Country, and not lie at Charges in London; and the Defendants may cross-examine, if they will; and the Cause to be heard at this Bar on Monday come Fortnight.

Message from the H. C. with Two Ordinances;

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Whitlocke:

1. To desire their Lordships Concurrence in Two Ordinances:

1. Concerning an Ordinance for the Counties of Staff. Worcester, &c.

2. Concerning Assignment of the King's Woods to such Persons that have have had their Houses destroyed by the King's Forces.

with Committees Names for Sequestrations in Huntingdonshire.

2. To desire an Amendment of these Names, to be amended in the Names of the Committee for Sequestration and Weekly Assessment, in the County of Hunt.

[" (fn. 2) Thomas Temple"] to be made [Thomas Templer"]; ["Abraham Burwell"] to be made [Abraham Burrell"];

And Apollo Pepis, Tho. Cater, and Edward Mountague of Hitchingbrooke, To be added to the Committee for Sequestrations and Weekly Assessments in the County of Hunt.

Agreed to.

and for a Conference on the following Subjects.

3. To desire a Conference,

Concerning the Affairs of Scotland.

2. Concerning the Assembly of Divines.

3. Concerning the Ordinance to Sir Tho. Middleton, touching the Counties of North Wales.

The Answer returned was:


That their Lordships will give a present Conference, in the Painted Chamber, as is desired; and that their Lordships do agree with them, in mending the Names and adding the Persons to the Committees in the County of Hunt.; and concerning the Two Ordinances, their Lordships will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.

Message from the H. C. that they may communicate a Petition from Cambridge.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Page and Dr. Aylett:

To desire, at this next Conference, that their Lordships may communicate unto them a Petition, in the Name of the University of Cambridge.

Macro and Frankton.

Upon the Petition of Ralph Macro and Anne Franckton; shewing, "They, being agreed, desire that the Thirty Pounds deposited by former Order of this House in the Hands of the Warden, they desire that the Warden of The Fleete may be Ordered to deliver to them the said Thirty Pounds:" Which this House Ordered the same accordingly.

Message from the H. C. for a Conference about the Ordinance concerning the Treatment of the Prisoners at Oxford.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Wenman:

To desire a Conference, about the Ordinance touching the Prisoners at Oxford.

The Answer returned was:


That their Lordships will give a Conference presently, in the Painted Chamber, as is desired.

The Messengers sent to the House of Commons return with this Answer:

That the House of Commons do agree that, at the next Conference, the Petition of the University of Cambridge may be communicated to them.

Ordinance to supply the Swanborn People with Wood for Building.

The Order concerning (fn. 3) furnishing the Persons of Swanborne with Wood, to repair their Houses that were destroyed by the King's Forces, was read.

Ordered, To be respited.

Countess of Newport, a Pass.

Ordered, That the Countess of Newport shall be permitted to go to Kenton Parke, in the County of Midd. and to continue there, and pass and re-pass, with a Coach and Six Horses, as often as she shall have Occasion.

Jennings's Cause.

Ordered, That Mr. Jenings's Cause shall be heard on Wednesday next, at this Bar.

Lady Powell's Servant, a Pass.

Ordered, That a Servant of the Lady Powell shall have a Pass, to go to Oxford, and return to (fn. 4) London.

Mr. Roger's Funeral.

Ordered, That Drinkwater, the Carrier, shall be permitted to carry down Mourning to Blanford, for the Funeral of Mr. Rogers.

Ordinance for Mr. Corbett to be presented to Chartham Vicarage.

The Ordinance of both Houses, for nominating Mr. Edward Corbett to be presented by the Vicar General of the Archbishop of Cant. to the Parsonage of Chartham, in the County; which was approved of, and Ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, to desire their Concurrence herein.

Sent to the H. C. with the Abp. of Canterbury's Petition.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Page and Dr. Aylett:

To deliver to them the Petition of the Archbishop of Cant. and the Ordinance for nominating of Mr. Corbett to be presented to Chartam. (Here enter it.)

Clerk of the Crown exempted from the Weekly Assessment.

Ordered, That the Clerk of the Crown shall be exempted from the Weekly Assessment in London.

The House of Commons being come, the Lords went to the Conference; and the House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The House was resumed after the Conference.

Ordered, That the Report of this Conference shall be made on Monday next.

Mr. Smith, a Pass.

Ordered, That Mr. Edward Smith, and his Man, with their Horses, shall be permitted to go to Rickmansworth, in the County of Hertford, and return again to London.

Ordinance to sequester the Archbishop of Canterbury's Jurisdiction, and for Mr. Corbett to be presented to the Vicarage of Chartham in Kent.

"Whereas, by an Ordinance of the Lords and Commons in this present Parliament, of the 17th of May, 1643, the Archbishop of Canterbury is required from Time to Time, until his Trial, to collate such fit Persons unto any Ecclesiastical Preferment in his Patronage, as shall by both Houses be nominated unto him; and, in Pursuance of the said Ordinance, another Ordinance of the Lords and Commons passed the 20th of the same Month, requiring the said Archbishop to collate upon Edward Corbett, Fellow of Merton Colledge, in the University of Oxford, the Rectory of Chartham, in the County of Kent, void by Death of Dr. Bargrave, the last Incumbent; and whereas the said Archbishop refuseth Obedience to the said Ordinance: It is therefore Ordered, and be it so Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That all the Temporalities of the Archbishop of Canterbury be hereby sequestered by and unto the Parliament; and William Lord Archbishop of Canterbury suspended, ab Officio, et Beneficio, & omni & omnimoda Jurisdictione Archiepiscopali, until he be either convicted or acquitted of High Treason, for which he stands now accused; and whatsoever Livings, Dignities, or Ecclesiastical Promotions, in the said Archbishop's Gift or Collation, are or hereafter shall be void, shall henceforth be instituted and inducted unto by the Archbishop's Vicar General, or any other having Authority in this Behalf, upon the Nomination and Recommendation of both Houses of Parliament, during the Time of the Suspension and Sequestration aforesaid: And, upon this Ordinance, it is Ordered, and be it so Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That the said Edward Corbett be, and is hereby, nominated and recommended, forthwith upon Sight hereof, to be admitted, instituted, and inducted, by the Vicar General aforesaid, or any other having Authority in this Behalf, into the said Rectory of Chartham, Ratione Suspensionis Domini Gulielmi Archiepiscopi Cantuariensis, et Sequestrationis Temporalium Archiepiscopatus in Manibus Supremæ Curiæ Parliamenti jam existentium, the same belonging unto their Gift: And it is hereby further Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That, during the Suspension and Sequestration aforesaid, the Jurisdiction of the said Archbishop shall be executed and exercised by his Vicar General, and other his inferior Judges and Officers, as formerly the same hath been."


  • 1. Origin. shall take.
  • 2. Origin. That Thomas.
  • 3. Origin. furnished.
  • 4. Origin. Oxford.