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, 21 die Novembris
PRAYERS, by Mr. Gouge
Ds Grey de Warke, Speaker
Ordered, That the Committee for drawing up the Judgement in Hawes' Cause shall meet Tomorrow in the Afternoon, at Four of the Clock, at which Time the Judges are to attend
Ordered, That the Cause between Stapilton and the Court of Wards shall [ (fn. 1) be heard] peremptorily on Thursday Morning next, and Notice to be given to both Parties
London Ministers Petition
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Petition and the Reasons of the Ministers of London, presented Yesterday, shall be taken into Consideration To morrow Morning
Groves Habeas Corpus stopped
Ordered, That the Lords Commissioners of the Great Seal are hereby commanded to forbear sealing any Habeas Corpus for Thomas Grove until To morrow at Noon, and the Clerk of the Crown is also com manded to forbear bringing any Habeas Corpus to be sealed until the Time aforesaid
The Earl of Manchester reported a Paper from the Committees of both Kingdom, as followeth
"Die Jovis, 20th Novemb 1645
At the Committee of both Kingdoms, at Derby House
"Ordered, That the Petition of the Gentlemen of Carmarchenshire be reported to both Houses
Letter from Sir William Brereton
That the Letter from Sir Wm Brereton, of the 17th Instant, be reported to both Houses
That it be reported to both Houses, That an Establishment may be settled for the Garrison of Abbington, and that it may be speedily done, because, until there be a Maintenance settled, it will not be possible to get any Forces thither"
Message to the H C about these Matters
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Dr Aylett and Doctor Heath
To acquaint them with the Report from the Com mittee of both Kingdoms, and desire that some Provision may be speedily made, for establishing the Garson of Abingdon, left it prove a Thing of very till Consequence
Lady Savill to stay with her Husband
Ordered, That the Lady Savill be permitted to come to her Husband the Lord Savill, in The Tower of London, and have a Lodging with him, and that it is left to the Lieutenant of the said Tower, to give them such Accommodations and Liberty of The Tower as others have that are Persons of Quality
Garth to be Instituted to Herryard
Ordered, That Dr Aylett shall give Institution and (fn. 4) Induction to James Garth, to the Vicarage of Herry ard, in the County of South'ton, he being Surrogate to the Vicar General for the Diocese of Winchester
Letter from Sir W Brereton that Breston Casle is taken
To the Right Honourable the Lords and others of the Committee of both Kingdoms These
My Lords and Gentlemen,
"The Lord hath been pleased this Day to restore unto us the strong Castle of Beston, which was lost about this Time Two Years, and besieged by us about this Day Twelve Months, since which Time they have had no more Liberty but what was obtained, first by Prince Rupert and Prince Maurice their Army in March list, which used u from that Stege, which being after then Return made good, we were again disturbed the Second Time by the King's Army, who came within Ten Miles or Namptwith, as He marched towards Leicester We found in the Castle about Eighty Arms, some little Ammunition, but less Provision The Governor Captain Valett, with about Fifty of the Soldiers, was permitted to march away on Foot, with their Arms, to Flynt, and so to Denbigh or Bewmorris, there remaining about Forty, who laid down their Arms, and submitted themselves, desiring Liberty to I've at Home The Prize therein found being of very small Value, but so much as it was, it is with Equality to be distributed amongst the Soldiers who have performed a very tedious Stege. A great Part of that which they had exacted from the Countly was bestowed upon the Reparation and furnishing of the Castle It is reputed to be One of the strongest Pieces in these Parts of the Kingdom We found then Horses in a weak and languishing Condition (the Governor's own Horse being scarce able to go out of the Castle) We were very exact in performing and making good the Conditions agreed upon, which we hope may produce a good Effect upon Chester, which is now so straitened on the Welch Side, as no Manner of Provisions can be brought unto them"
House adjourned till 9a cras