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 Lunæ, 19 die Maii.
Prayers, by Mr. Carryll.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
Answer from the H.C.
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page return with this Answer from the House of Commons, sent on Saturday last:
That they agree that the Earl of Northumb. and his Lady do take the present Charge and Care of the King's Children.
Darrell and Drury.
Upon reading the Petition of Marmaduke Darrell Esquire: It is Ordered, That Wm. Drury Esquire shall have a Copy of this Petition, and return his Answer within a Fortnight after he shall be served with this Order; else the Cause is to be dismissed this House, and left to the Law.
Upon reading the Petition of John Fifcild: (Here enter the Petition.) It is Ordered, That Justice Reeves be heard, the next Time he attends this House, concerning this Business.
Mrs Lyndsey, a Pass to go abroad.
Ordered, Mrs. Lyndsey shall have a Pass, to go beyond the Seas.
Sir H. Compton's Petition, to be freed from Actions for Deb:.
Mr. Serjeant Fynch reported, "That (upon a Reference of the Petition of Sir Henry Compton) Mr. Justice Bacon, in the Court of King's Bench, saith, That the Course there is, in case any Man be committed for any Capital or Criminal Offence, they do not suffer any Actions to be charged upon him, except the Court be first moved; but then they always give Leave: And both the Judges affirm, in Civil Causes, the Court never stays any Suit or Action."
Hereupon this House Ordered, To refer the Consideration of the said Petition upon this Report to the Committee of Privileges, who are to meet To-morrow.
Letter from Admiral Swanley, that Haverfordwest is taken, and Milford in Danger.
Upon reading a Letter this Day from Admiral Swanley, intimating the Loss of Haverfordwest, and the Danger that Mildford Haven is in, if some speedy Supply be not sent:
It is referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to take Care for the securing of Milford Haven.
Mess. Bruce, Holliburton, and Lowe, a Pass to France.
Ordered, That Edward Bruce Esquire, with Thomas Holliburton, Patricke and Robert Lowe, shall have a Pass to transport themselves into France, with Two Geldings, for their own Use.
Ordered, That it is referred (fn. 1)
Ordinance for Mr. Peck to be Steward of the Chancery at Dover.
"Whereas the Place of the Steward of the Chancery Court of the Cinque Ports, Two ancient Towns and their Members, hath been long void, by the Death of the former Steward, and Justice hath been much delayed, and the Suitors to the Court greatly prejudiced, for Want of a Steward to discharge the said Place: It is therefore Ordered and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Peter Pecke Esquire, Counsellor at Law, shall be Steward of the said Court; and he is hereby authorized and enabled to exercise, perform, and do, all and every such lawful Act and Acts, Thing and Things, as have been accustomed to be done by the Stewards of the said Court, or do belong to the Execution of the said Place; and also to have, receive, take to himself, and enjoy, all and every such Fee and Fees, Duties, Perquisites, and Privileges, as have been had, received, taken, or (fn. 2) enjoyed, by the Stewards of the said Court, or any of them, or do belong to the said Place, in as ample Manner as any Steward of the said Court hath formerly had, received, or enjoyed, the same."
Fifield's Petition, about Writs of Error in the Common Pleas to be certified into the King's Bench.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords in the High Court of Parliament assembled.
"The humble Petition of John Fifeild;
Most humbly sheweth,
"That your Petitioner, being Clerk of the Errors of the Court of Common Pleas, hath in his Hands several Writs of Error, brought upon several Judgements directed to Justice Crawley, in the Vacancy of the Chief Justice, as Antient Judge of that Court, which, according to Law and the constant Precedents of that Court, ought to be certified under his Hand into the Court of King's Bench; and whereas the said Justice Crawley is now absent, whereby he cannot set his Hand to the Return of those Writs, by reason whereof much Damage and Delay may come to several Persons interested therein;
"Your Petitioner therefore doth humbly pray, that your Lordships would be pleased to make some speedy Order for his Direction herein, how and in what Manner he shall certify the said Writs into the said Court of King's Bench, as to your Lordships shall seem most fit and convenient for Redress of the said Grievances.
"And your Petitioner shall most humbly submit unto what your Lordships shall therein appoint, and ever pray, &c.