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 Jovis, 20 die Martii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Delmy.
Ds. Grey de Warke.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Windsor Park and Deer to be preserved.
Keeper killed by a Soldier.
Upon reading the Petition of Younge, Keeper of Windsor Parke; complaining, "That the Deer are destroyed there by the Soldiers, and that a Trooper killed a Keeper that endeavoured to preserve the same."
It is Ordered, That an Ordinance of Parliament shall be granted, for preserving the Deer and the said Park; and that Enquiry be made after the Soldier that shot the Keeper, that so (fn. 1) he may be proceeded against according to Law.
Captain Williams's Petition; that he may indemnify himself on the French, who have seized The Endeavour, a Ship of his, at Brest.
Upon reading the Petition of Captain Reeve Williams; shewing, "That, in Loyalty to the King and Parliament, he builded a Ship at his own Charges, called The Endeavour, and lay upon the Irish (fn. 2) Coasts, to intercept and take the Irish Rebels; but, by reason of Roughness of Weather, in September last, he was driven into Brest, in Brittany, where the said Ship was arrested, at the Suit of Cardanell and Samborne, both Frenchmen; and several Charges were laid against the Petitioner, wherein he was particularly accused for taking of a Commission under the Parliament, and his Activity in plying up and down, to prevent the coming of Supplies to the Enemy; yet could not the Petitioner get the said Arrests released, but Order is given for laying up the Petitioner's Ship, till the Petitioner should procure Right to be done to the Frenchmen in England, for their Ships and Goods taken by the Ships of the Parliament's Party: That the said Ship, Guns, Tackle, and Furniture, together with the Damages by him sustained, do amount in the whole to Four Thousand Five Hundred Pounds Sterling, to his utter Ruin. (fn. 3) He humbly prays, that he may have Leave to do the same Thing upon them as they have done upon him; that is, to seize upon what Goods he can find or meet with of the French, by Way of Reprizal."
Hereupon this House Ordered, To communicate this Petition to the House of Commons; and desire their Concurrence, that the Consideration of this Petition be referred to the Lord Admiral, and the Committee for the Navy, to report what they think fit to be done for the Relief of the Petitioner herein.
Earl of Nottingham's Petition, for the Arrears of his Pension from the Customhouse.
Upon reading the Petition of the Earl of Nottingham; (fn. 4) desiring "that some Course may be taken for the paying of his Pension out of the Customs, and his Arrears, being Four Thousand Sixty-four Pounds, Thirteen Shillings, and Four Pence."
It is Ordered, To be recommended to the House of Commons, that some speedy Course may be taken, for the supplying of his Lordship's Necessities.
Message to the H. C. with these Petitions.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath:
To deliver the Petitions of the Earl of Nottingham and Reeve Williams; and recommend the Consideration thereof to them, according to the Sense of this House.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure; and the Committee went to examine the Lord Savill.
Lord Savill's Examination.
The House was resumed: And it is Ordered, That the Committee that is to examine the Lord Savill shall have further Power given them, to ask such Questions of the Lord Savill as they shall think fit, tending to the Service of the Public.
Papers concerning the Scots Army in Ireland.
The Lord Viscount Say & Seale reported, "That he hath divers Papers to communicate to this House, concerning the Scotts Army in Ireland, &c." And it is Ordered, That the same shall be read and taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning; and the Lords are to have Notice to attend the House To-morrow Morning.
Answer from the H. C.
The Messengers sent to the House of Commons return with this Answer:
That they will take the Two Petitions into Consideration, and send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
House adjourned till 9a cras.