Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 7, 1644. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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Die Veneris, 23 die Maii.
Prayers, by Mr. Carryll.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
Petition to revoke the Order for preserving the Timber near Lady Wotton's House.
Upon reading a Petition of the Committee of Common Council, for Supply of the Cities of London and Westm. for Fuel; shewing,
"That they have seen an Order, made by this House, for forbidding the cutting of any Trees near the House of the Lady Wotton, near Canterbury, which they believe hath been through Misinformation; for the Wood cut was only Wood fit for Fuel, and far off the House: Therefore desires their Lordships would please to re-call the said Order."
Ordinance to be brought in, to revoke the One for cutting Fuel.
And this House taking the same into Consideration, and that the Reason of the making of the Ordinance for cutting of Fuel was, in regard Newcastle Coal could not be had; but seeing there is Plenty now of Newcastle Coal: This House thinks it fit, that an Ordinance be made, for revoking of that Ordinance; and that no more Wood be cut upon the Ground of the Lady Wotton; and that (fn. 1) the Parties who are employed for cutting of Wood shall not carry away any Timber of that Wood which is already cut.
Protection for the E. of Middlesex's Park, at Copthall.
Ordered, That the Earl of Midd. shall have the same Order for his Park of Copthall as the Earl of Sarum had for his, for exempting it from paying Assessments.
Carr protected from Arrests, till his Arrears are paid.
Upon reading the Petition of Gi'b't Carr: It is Ordered, That he shall be protected from Arrests and Assaults, until the Arrears due unto him from the State be paid to him.
E. of Suffolk and the Executors of Sir R. Hitcham & al.
The Counsel of the Earl of Suffolke and the Counsel of the Defendants were called in, touching the Hearing of the Business concerning the Recoveries obtained from the Earl of Suffolke in his Minority.
And the Counsel of the Defendants desired, "That they might have Liberty to put in an Answer in Writing to the Petition of the Earl of Suffolke."
And it is Ordered, That the Defendants shall put in their Answer in Writing to the said Petition by Tomorrow Sevennight.
The Lord North reported a Paper from the Committee for the Admiralty and Cinque Ports, as followeth:
Mr. Elliot to be Vice Admiral of Devon.
"Die Jovis, 22 Maii, 1645.
"At the Committee of Lords and Commons for the Admiralty and Cinque Ports.
"In Pursuance of an Order of this Committee, dated the 15th of this Instant May, and on View of a Certificate from the Register of Admiralty; Ordered, That John Elliott Esquire shall be presented to the Houses, for their approving him to be Vice Admiral for the County of Devon: And, after their Approbation declared, a Warrant is to be issued from this Committee, for the putting of him into that Place."
Ordered, That this House approves of John Elliott, to be Vice Admiral for the County of Devon.