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 Sabbati, 25 die Januarii.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
Tainturier, for arresting Mr. Kinnersley, Yeoman of the Removing Wardrobe.
This Day Florentine Tainturier was brought to (fn. 1) the Bar, as a Delinquent, for causing Mr. Kynnersley to be arrested in Whitehall, being the King's Servant, and employed by the Parliament as a Servant.
The said Florentine denying that there was any Arrest, but that the Bailiff went to him only to acquaint him with the Action; it is Ordered, That the said Florentine Tainturier be set at Liberty from his present Restraint, and left to take his ordinary Course at Law against the said Mr. Kynnersley, upon a new Proceeding.
Sir R. Mansfield's Petition, that he is interrupted in the Possession of his Glasshouse.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir Rob't Mansfield Knight; complaining, "That he cannot enjoy his Glasshouse quietly, but hath been interrupted, and his Works seized on, by divers Strangers; therefore desired that Edmund Harris, Wm. Wright, Rob't Twisleton, Cornelius Verhell, Edmund Maskeline, Tho. Townesend, Cornelius Visetelly, may be sent for, to answer the same."
Harris & absent for, as Delinquents.
Hereupon this House Ordered, That the Parties shall be sent for as Delinquents, if Affidavit be made; otherwise they are to appear, to answer this Petition.
Inhabitants of St. Lawrence Jury's Petition, that Mr. Burges, their Vicar, may enjoy all the Profits of the Rectory.
Upon reading the Petition of the Parishioners of Laurance Jury, London; shewing, "That the Petitioners are Farmers of the Tithes and Profits of the Rectory, being Impropriate, belonging to Bayliol Colledge in Oxford, under the Yearly Rent of Twenty Pounds, Seven Shillings, and Six Pence, payable to that College, and Twenty Pounds more Yearly, which, by the College's Appointment, they pay to the Vicar for the Time being of the said Parish, which is all the certain Revenue of his Vicarage: The Petitioners having now the Happiness to be furnished with Mr. Burges, One of the Assembly of Divines, for the present Vicar; therefore they humbly pray, in respect the Tithes were originally intended for the Maintenance of the Pastor, and for that the College Rent is now under Sequestration, and was the last Year paid to the Committee at Camden House, and, being added to the other Sum allotted to the Vicar, will make up but Forty Pounds, Seven Shillings, and Six Pence, certain Annual Allowance, which the Petitioners voluntary Exhibitions must supply to a Competency for him: Therefore they pray, to order this Year's Rent, and the growing Payments during the Lease, for the Purposes aforesaid; and that the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations may be authorized to direct the same, so as to their Wisdoms shall seem meet."
Ordered, That this Petition be recommended to the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations; and that the Concurrence of the House of Commons be desired herein.
Message from the H. C. with an Order for Public Prayers for the Success of the Treaty.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Drake:
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in this Order; videlicet,
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That all Ministers be desired, on Wednesday next, the Day of Public Humiliation, in especial Manner to beg God's Blessing upon the Treaty, that the Issue thereof may be to the Glory of God, the Advancement of Religion, and the settling of a happy, safe, and well-grounded Peace, in all these Kingdoms."
Ordered, That the Lord Mayor is to be desired to disperse this Order.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees with the House of Commons in this Order.
Message to them, with the Ordinance for making Newport Parochial, &c.; and with the following Petitions, Countess of Rivers;
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Edw. Leech and Mr. Page, consisting of these Particulars:
1. To deliver to them the Ordinance for making the Town of Newport, in the Isle of Wight, Parochial; and an Order for placing Mr. Hallott at Brison, in the Place of Mr. Thompson, when he is removed from thence to Newport; in both which, their Concurrence is to be now desired.
2. To deliver the Petition of the Countess Rivers to them; and desire that she may have Liberty to see the Writings in the King's Bench, as concerns the Attainder of the Earl of Somertsett.
3. (fn. 2) To communicate the Petition of Mr. Harborne; and desire their Concurrence, that he may be presented to the Benefice of Chevering, in the County of Kent, as is desired.
the Inhabitants of Lawrence Jury's;
4. To deliver to them the Petition of the Inhabitants of Laurance Jury, London; and desire their Concurrence, that it may be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations.
5. To communicate to them the Petition of the Spanish Merchants, concerning the Information and Proceedings against Ferdinando a Spaniard, who is a Merchant Resident in London, upon the Statute of Recusancy; and to desire that some Course may be taken for his Relief therein, because our English Merchants in Spayne may suffer much else, and the Nineteenth Article of the Treaty between England and Spaine may be interrupted.
and the Inhabitants of Saint Ives.
6. To deliver to them the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Saint Ives; and desire their Concurrence, that it may be recommended to the Consideration of the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations.
De Salle's Letters.
It was moved, "That the Letters of Peter De Salles, a French Merchant, might be brought, and delivered to the Clerk of the Parliament, as they were the last Week;" but the House was of Opinion, that the Post-master should deliver them according to the usual Manner.
Earl of Denbigh's Complaint against Captain Stone & al.
Ordered, That the Earls of Rutland, Northumb. and Pembrooke, are added to be of the Committee for Examination of the Witnesses concerning the Earl of Denbigh's Business.
Exposing the Quarters of Traitors.
Ordered, That it is left to the Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, and Aldermen of London, or who else it concerns to dispose of the setting up or taking down the Quarters of Traitors upon the several Gates of the City of London, to dispose of them as they shall think fit.
Answer from the H. C.
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page return with this Answer from the House of Commons:
That they will send an Answer, by Messengers of their own, to every Particular.
Message from thence, with the Pass for the King's Commissioners; and to expedite the Ordinance for Martial Law.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons:
To let their Lordships know, that the House of Commons have Resolved, That the Names expressed in the safe Conduct shall be expressed in such Manner as they came from the Committee of the Two Kingdoms.
(Here enter it.)
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to the sending the Names in the safe Conduct, as it came from the Committee of both Kingdoms; and concerning the Ordinance for Martial Law, their Lordships will take it into speedy Consideration, and will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
A Way near Alnely, belonging to Lady Newburgh, not to be disused.
Whereas there is a Way, that hath been formerly settled, near Alnely, in the County of Essex, by His Majesty's Writ Ad quod Damnum, which some of the Inhabitants adjacent go about to bring out of Use, and to use another old Way, that hath been formerly acquitted by a Jury of Twenty-four sufficient Men, to the Prejudice of the Lady Newburgh's Jointure: It is Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament, &c. That no Person whatsoever shall make Use of the said old Way, or do any Thing thereunto tending, until the Cause be legally heard and determined."
Pass for the King's Commissioners for the Treaty.
"According to an Order of the Lords and Commons assembled in the Parliament of England at Westm. we do hereby will and require all Commanders in Chief, Officers, and Soldiers, and all Ministers and Persons whatsoever, to permit and suffer, that the Lord Duke of Richmond, the Marquis of Hertford, the Earl of South'ton, the Earl of Kingston, Lord Dunsemore, the Lord Capell, Lord Seymour, Sir Christopher Hatton, Sir John Culpepper, Sir Edward Nicholas, Sir Edward Hyde, Sir Richard Lane, Sir Orlando Bridgman, Sir Thomas Gardiner, Mr. John Ashburnham, and Mr. Jeffery Palmer, together with Doctor Stewart, and their Retinue mentioned in a List annexed, together with their Horses, Coaches, and all other Accommodations for their Journey, may repair to Uxbridge, from Oxford, stay there, and return at their Pleasure, during the Time of the Treaty, and Two Days longer; and that they, or any of them, during the said Time, be permitted freely, and as often as they shall please, to go themselves, or send any of their Retinue, to and from Uxbridge and Oxford, without any Lett, Hindrance, Interruption, or Molestation, whatsoever; and to (fn. 5) these Commands we require due Obedience, as you will answer the contrary at your utmost Peril."
House adjourned till 9a, Monday Morning next.