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, 29 die Maii.
PRAYERS, by Mr.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
L Grey & al. versus Fynch & al.
Ordered, That Mr. Francis Fynch Esquire, and Wm. Twisden Esquire, shall have till To-morrow Fortnight, to put in (fn. 1) their Answer to this House, to the Petition of the Lord Grey of Warke, &c.
Countess of Stamford, a Protection for her House at Bradgate.
Ordered, That the Countess of Stamford, being now at Bradgate, in (fn. 2) the County of Leycester, shall have the Protection of this House, that no Soldiers or Commanders shall be billeted there, nor quartered in the House or Park; but that she shall be secured there from all Disturbance: And the Committee of Leycester are to take Care that this Order be observed.
Staveley & Uxor.
Ordered, That the Cause between Arthur Stavely and his Wise shall be heard on Wednesday Morning next, by Counsel on both Sides; and all Parties formerly appointed shall appear.
Berkley & al. versus Wintnorp & al.
Upon reading the Petition of Wm. Barkley Alderman, and Henry St. Johns: (Here enter the Petition.) It is Ordered, That Steven Wenthorp and Joseph Welde shall have a Copy of this Petition, and shew Cause why the Prayer of the Petition should not be granted.
Hastings Fishermen Petition.
Upon reading the Petition of the Fishermen of the Town and Port of Hasting, in the County of Sussex: (Here enter it.) It is Ordered, To be referred to the Committee for the Navy, to take the same into Consideration.
Message from the H.C. with Orders; and for Colonel Fielding's Exchange.
A Message was brought up from the House of Commons, by the Lord Grey;
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in divers Particulars:
1. That the Regiment at Glocester shall be put under the Command of Lieutenant Colonel Blunt, &c. and that the Officers may continue in their Commands.
(Here enter it.)
2. A Vote for the Exchange of Colonel Feilding, for Lieutenant Colonel Buffett, Major Champnes, Captain Bowell, and Captain Ellingsworth.
Suspended, until Information be given to this House of the Quality and Desert of these Persons that are to be exchanged for Colonel Feilding.
3. That a Fortnight's Pay shall be paid to Major Urry and his Officers, in Part of their Arrears.
(Here enter it.)
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to all the Particulars now brought up, excepting to that concerning Colonel Feilding, concerning which, this House will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
L. Roberts takes the Covenant.
This Day the Lord Robertes took and subscribed the National League and Covenant.
Man and Moore, for abusing Gen. Crawford.
Ordered, That Man and Moore shall be remanded to The Fleete, and brought hither To-morrow Morning again.
Lieut. Col. Blunt to be Colonel of the Regiment, late the E. of Stamford's.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That they do hereby nominate and approve of Lieutenant Colonel Blunt, Lieutenant Colonel of that Regiment which was the Earl of Stamford's, to be Colonel of that Regiment; and that the Committee of both Kingdoms do grant him a Commission accordingly.
"It is likewise Ordered, That the rest of the Officers of that Regiment shall, upon this Remove, succeed in their Turns in the rest of the Commands in that Regiment; and that the Committee of both Kingdoms do grant them Commissions accordingly."
Order for a Fortnight's Pay for Major Urrey.
"It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That Major William Urrey shall have a Fortnight's Pay of his Personal Entertainment, towards the Arrear of the Pay due unto him; and that John Pearne Lieutenant, David Ramsey Cornet, George Edmaston Quarter-master, and Three Corporals, all Major Urrye's Officers, shall have likewise each of them a Fortnight's Pay of their Personal Entertainment, to be deducted out of their Arrears; and that these Pays shall be charged upon the Receipts at Habberdashers Hall, to be paid in its Course."
Berkley & al. versus Winthorp & al.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords in the High Court of Parliament assembled.
"The humble Petition and Reply of William Barkeley Alderman of the City of London, Henry St. Johns, and John De Bayly, to the Answer of Stephen Wentropp and Joseph Welde;
"That whereas your Petitioners have heretofore exhibited their Petition against the said Stephen Wentropp and Joseph Welde and others, before your Lordships, for divers Injuries, Oppressions, and Injustice done your Petitioners, (fn. 3) in New England; unto which Petition the said Stephen Wentropp and Josephe Welde have put in an insufficient Answer, not having given any direct Answer to the material Charges in the said Petition; and your Petitioners say, That, after the said Oppressions and Injustice done in the said Court of Boston, your Petitioners, or some in their Behalf, did petition to the General Court, or High Court there, as they call it, for an Appeal or Review of the said Cause, which, according to the Course there, cannot nor may in Justice be denied; yet the Judges, or Magistrates, in the said Higher or General Court (of whom the said Stephen Wentropp was One, sitting there as Judge, and having Vote, as a Magistrate), did refuse to accept of the said Appeal or Review; which your Petitioners are ready to aver and prove, as this High Court shall Order; and humbly pray, that your Petitioners may in this Cause make Use of Depositions taken in the Court of Admiralty in the same Cause, between the same Parties, in regard many that were sworn there are Seamen, and now gone to Sea, and others cannot be now produced at the Hearing of this Cause, being gone beyond Seas, and about their necessary Occasions: And your Petitioners further pray, that your Honours would be pleased to appoint some certain Time for your Petitioners to make their Proofs, and for the Hearing of the said Cause.
"And your Petitioners (as in Duty bound) shall pray, &c.
"William Berkeley. Henry St. Jones."
Petition of the Fishermen of Hastings, against the French fishing on our Coast with Rash-nets and Engines.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords of England, now assembled in Parliament, at Westm.
"The humble Petition of the Fishermen of the Town and Port of Hastings, in the County of Sussex;
"That, for the Preservation of Fish, and Maintenance of the Fishing Trade, within this Realm, as well all Fishermen and others of this Nation, as Strangers, are prohibited by the Maritime Laws to fish upon this Coast with Rash-nets, and other Engines staked in the Sea; notwithstanding which, this Coast is so overlaid and charged with French Fishermen (who are not suffered to fish with the said Nets and Engines upon their own Coast), that do constantly in great Numbers fish, and stake their said prohibited Nets and other Engines in the Seas upon this Coast, with Anchors and Stones, Four or Five Days together; and not only stake all Manner of Fish both great and small, but likewise staunch up (with the stale Fish caught in their Nets) the Rocks and Places where the Fish usually lie, to the utter destroying of the Fry of Fish upon this Coast, and to the great Annoyance and Hindrance of your Petitioners and others, in fishing with their Hooks and Drive-nets, or otherwise, in the Places where they did heretofore usually fish, whereby the City and all this Part of the Kingdom are not served with such Varieties and Plenty of Fish as formerly they have been, and the Trade of Fishing is like to decay, to the utter impoverishing of all the Fishing Towns and Places in this Coast.
"In tender Consideration of all which, your Petitioners humbly pray and beseech your good Lordships would vouchsafe to take the Premises into your noble Thoughts, and give them such Relief therein as to your great Wisdoms shall seem meet: And they will daily pray for the Preservation of your Lordships, in all Honour, Health, and Happiness.
"The Mayor and Jurats of Hastings."
Amendment to the Order for protecting the Earl of Middlesex's House at Copthall.
That whereas an Order of this House, dated the 23th of this Instant May, was granted, for freeing the Park of Copthall, in the County of Essex, from Assessments and Taxes belonging to the Earl of Midd. It was moved, That these Words might be inserted; videlicet,
"A Member of Parliament, and Peer of this Realm:"
And, upon Debate, whether the aforesaid Words should be added, or no:
It being put to the Question;
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
House adjourned till 9a cras.