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, 5 die Aprilis.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Corbett.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Colonel Sterling and Lady Moore's Petition, for Subsistence.
The Petition of Colonel Robert Sterling, and the Lady Jane Moore his Wife, was read; shewing, That they have received great Losses by reason of the Rebellion in Ireland, whereby they are not able to subsist; therefore desire that some Supply may be given them, for their present Subsistence."
It is Ordered, To be recommended to the House of Commons, by the next Message.
Ordinance concerning Rutland.
The Earl of Stamford reported, "That the Committee have considered of the Ordinance concerning Rutlandshire; and they think it fit to pass, with the Addition of some Names to be of the Committee."
Which this House Agreed to.
Lord Savill, Leave to live at Ashley-house in Surrey, for the Air.
A Petition of the Lord Savill was read; shewing,
"That whereas he hath, by their Lordships Favour and Goodness, the Liberty of living in this City, within the Lines of Communication, under an Engagement of Honour not to transgress the same without their Lordships Leave first obtained; now the Petitioner is so afflicted with a languishing Disease, contracted by a long and tedious Imprisonment, that he is advised by his Physicians to live in a Country Air, as the most probable Means for his Recovery: He doth therefore most humbly beseech their Lordships, so far to consider of his unhappy Condition, as to confine him to some Place out of this City, with such Limitations as their Lordships shall be pleased to appoint, until such Time as it shall please God to give him better Health, and more enable him to shew his real Affections to the Parliament, in such a Sort as may remove all Jealousies and Fears of him, and confirm him in their Lordships good Opinion; which is the only Thing he shall both endeavour and doth desire."
Hereupon this House Ordered, That the Lord Savill hath hereby leave to live at Ashly House, in the County of Surry; and hath Liberty to take the Air for his Health, within Five Miles Distance from the said Place; his Lordship remaining upon the same Engagement of Honour which formerly he gave to this House for his Liberty to live within the Line of Communication.
Ordinance for fortifying Christ Church.
Next, the Ordinance for cutting of Woods, for the fortifying of Christ Church, in Hampshire, was read the Third Time, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
Ordinance for tendering an Oath to those who come from the King's Quarters.
The House was adjourned into a Committee during Pleasure, to take into Consideration the Ordinance for an Oath to be given to these Persons that are or shall come out of the King's Quarters.
The House being resumed, the said Ordinance was read the Third Time, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
Ordered, That this Ordinance be forthwith printed and published.
Ordinance for the Arrears in the Earl of Manchester's Association.
Next, was read an Order for levying the Arrear in the Earl of Manchester's Association, and Agreed to.
(Here enter it.)
Colonel Stepkins, a Habeas Corpus.
Ordered, That a Habeas Corpus be issued out, to bring Colonel Stepkins before this House, Corpus cum Causa, that so he may be delivered from his Imprisonment by this House.
Captain Hambleton to be freed from an Arrest.
Upon reading the Petition of Captain George Hambleton; complaining, "That he lieth in Prison at Hartford, for Debt."
Hereupon it is Ordered, That the said George Hambleton shall be released from his present Imprisonment, for what concerns his Debts, he being in actual Service of the Parliament, unless just Cause be shewed to this House to the contrary (fn. 1) within Six Days after the Date.
States Ambassadors to have Audience.
Ordered, That this House will give Audience to The States Ambassadors on Monday Morning next; and that the Master of the Ceremonies give Notice to the Ambassadors hereof And the Lords to have Notice, to be present at the House.
Message to the H. C. about it;
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath, containing these Particulars:
1. To signify to them, that this House hath appointed to give Audience to The States Ambassadors on Monday Morning next.
with Ordinances, &c. and Colonel Sterling's Petition.
2. To deliver to them the Ordinance concerning Rutlandshire; and desire their Concurrence, in adding some Names to the Committee.
3. To desire Concurrence in an Ordinance for preserving the Great Park and Pales at Windsor.
4. To recommend the Petition of Winstanly to them.
5. To desire their Concurrence, for re-paying the One Hundred and Twenty-one Pounds to the Earl of Lyncolne.
6. To desire their Concurrence, in the Pass for Mr. William Grey, and Mr. Thomas Grey, with Four Servants, and Three Trunks, to go beyond the Seas.
7. To recommend Colonel Sterling's, and the Lady Jane Moore's Petition [ (fn. 2) to them].
Griffith to have his Cloaths, on paying the Black Rod's Fees.
Ordered, Mr. Griffin shall have his Cloaths in the Custody of Mr. Baker delivered to him; he having first paid the Fees due unto the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod.
Ordinance for levying the Arrears in the associated Counties of Essex, Suffolk, &c. under the Earl of Manchester.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That all Monies in Arrear in the associated Counties of Norff. Suff. Hert. Cambridge, Hunt. and Lincolne, which the Earl of Manchester hath been formerly enabled by Ordinance of Parliament to assess or receive, be forthwith levied, and paid in to such Treasurer or Treasurers respectively, as the said Earl hath formerly appointed to receive the same, and to be disposed of according to such Directions as shall be given by the Houses of Parliament; the said Treasurers respectively rendering an Accompt thereof to the Committee of Accompts of the Kingdom, whensoever he or they shall be thereunto required."
Ordinance for an Oath to be tendered to those who come from the King's Quarters.
"Be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That all and every Person, of what Degree or Quality soever, that hath lived, or shall live, within the King's Quarters, or been aiding, assisting, or adhering, unto the Forces raised against the Parliament, and hath or shall come to inhabit or reside under the Power and Protection of the Parliament, shall swear upon the Holy Evangelist, in Manner following:
"I A. B. do swear from my Heart, that I will not, directly nor indirectly, adhere unto, or willingly assist, the King, in this War, or in this Cause, against the Parliament, nor any Forces raised without the Consent of the Two Houses of Parliament, in this Cause or War. And I do likewise swear, that my coming and submitting myself under the Power and Protection of the Parliament is without any Manner of Design whatsoever to the Prejudice of the Proceedings of the Two Houses of this present Parliament; and without the Direction, Privity, or Advice, of the King, or any or His Council or Officers, other than what I have now made known: So help me God, and the Contents of this Work.
"And be it further Ordained, by the Authority aforesaid, That the Commissioners for the keeping of the Great Seal of England for the Time being shall have Power, and are hereby authorized, to tender and administer the said Oath unto any Peer, or Wife or Widow of any Peer, so coming to inhabit as abovesaid; and it shall be lawful to and for the Committee of the House of Commons for Examinations, the Committee for the Militia in London, and all Committees of Parliament in the several Counties and Cities of the Kingdom, to tender and administer the said Oath unto every other Person so coming to inhabit as abovesaid: And if any Person (not being a Member of or Assistant unto either of the Houses of the Parliament) shall refuse or neglect to take the said Oath, so duly tendered unto him or her as abovesaid, the said Commissioners and Committees respectively shall and may commit the same Person to some Prison, there to remain, without Bail or Mainprize, until he shall conform thereunto."
Ordinance to cut Wood on Delinquents Estates in Hampshire, for fortifying Christ Church.
"Be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That, out of the Estates of Papists and Delinquents sequestered by Authority of Parliament in the County of Southampton, One Thousand Pounds Worth of Wood and Trees shall be cut down, for the fortifying of Christ Church within the said County, and paying the Soldiers now in Garrison there; which shall be cut down and felled in such Places as shall be appointed by and under the Hands of Mr. John Hildesly, William Tulse the Elder, William Batten, Richard Inkpen, and John Elliott of Ringwood, Gentlemen, and any Two of them, who are hereby authorized and desired to take Care thereof; and the Monies to be paid in to William Tulse the Younger, who is to dispose of it, to the Uses abovementioned, as shall be directed by Sir Henry Worsley, Sir William Lewis, Baronets, Sir Thomas Jervoise Knight, Robert Wallopp, Richard Whitehed, John Lisle, Edward Doddington, John Button, Edward Hooper, John Bulkley, John Kempe, Henry Campion, Richard Edwards, and Robert Knapton, Esquires, or any Two of them.
"Provided always, That no Trees of Oaks, Ash, or Elm (excepting Thirty Tons of Oak for the necessary fortifying of the Castle of Christ Church), be cut by virtue of this present Ordinance."
House adjourned till 9a cras.