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, 9 die Junii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Arrowsmith.
Ds. North, Speaker this Day.
Message from the H. C. with Ordinances, &c.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Whitehead;
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in these Particulars:
1. An Ordinance for the Defence of the County of South'ton.
Read Twice, and committed to a Committee of the whole House.
2. An Ordinance for Public Faith to the Lord Blany, for Fourteen Hundred and Five Pounds, for his Arrears in Ireland. (Here enter it.)
3. An Ordinance for One Thousand Pounds for the West, out of the Excise. (Here enter it.)
Read Thrice, and Agreed to.
4. An Ordinance for Discharge of the Delinquency of Francis Nevill Esquire. (Here enter it.)
Read Thrice, and Agreed to.
5. An Ordinance for discharging Sir Tho. Peyton from his Delinquency.
6. A Vote for Captain Willoughby, Governor of Coventry, to have Colonel Barker's Regiment there.
(Here enter it.)
Read, and Agreed to.
The Answer returned was:
That concerning the Ordinance for Hampshire, and the Ordinance concerning Sir Tho. Peyton, their Lordships will take it into Consideration, and send an Answer by Messengers of their own: To all the rest of the Particulars of this Message, their Lordships do agree.
Ordinance for Defence of Southampton.
Next, the House was adjourned into a Committee during Pleasure, to consider of the Ordinance for the Defence of the County of South'ton.
The House being resumed;
The said Ordinance was Agreed to, with some small Additions and Alterations.
Message to the H. C. with it; and to re-mind them of the E. of Stamford's Petition.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page:
To let them know, that this House agrees to the Ordinance concerning the County of South'ton, with the Alterations and Additions, wherein their Concurrence is desired: Also to put them in Mind of the Earl of Stamford's Petition.
L. Maynard and Sir R. Banister.
Ordered, That Sir Robert Banister and his Lady shall attend this House this Day Month, concerning the Petition of the Lord Maynard.
Lady Newburgh & al. and Sir H. Foster.
Upon hearing the Counsel of the Lady Newburgh and Sir Humphry Foster, on both Sides, touching the Order of this House of the 20th of May, 1645: It is Ordered, That neither Side shall make any Waste of Timber; but remain preserved until the Title be tried, which this House leaves to be tried by a due Course of Law.
Ordered, That Mr. Serjeant Whitfield and Serjeant Fynch shall carry down to the House of Commons the Ordinance concerning Mr. Becke To-morrow Morning.
Ordinance for Sir T. Fairfax to press Men, &c.
The Lord Robertes reported from the Committee of both Kingdoms, "That their Opinion is, That Sir Thomas Fairefaix have a Power to press Men where he comes, and (fn. 1) Horses, as he shall see Cause so to do:"
Which this House approved; and Ordered, That an Ordinance be drawn to that Purpose.
Col. Chadwick released.
This Day Colonel Chadwicke was brought by Habeas Corpus to this Bar, and upon that released.
Order for 1405l. to L. Blaney.
Upon the humble Petition of Henry Lord Blaney, Baron of Monnaghan, in the Realm of Ireland; and likewise upon a Certificate, under the Hand of William Collins, Auditor to the Irish Army, "That there is due to the Petitioner, as Lieutenant Colonel of a Regiment of Foot, and as Captain of a Company in the same Regiment, in the Province of Ulster, and Kingdom of Ireland, for his own Pay, and the Pay of his Waggon, the Sum of One Thousand Four Hundred Five Pounds, and Six Shillings: It is Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, and be it Ordained, That the Treasurers for Money and Plate, at The Guildhall, London, shall give the Public Faith for the Sum aforesaid to the Lord Blaney, his Assignee or Assigns; and this Ordinance shall be their sufficient Discharge for the said Sum, as if they the said Treasurers had actually paid the said Sum; and that, as to the rest of the Petition, it be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms."
Order for 1000l. for the West.
"Whereas, by Order of Parliament, of June the Second, 1645, Twelve Thousand Pounds was assigned, upon the Receipts of Excise, upon the Ordinance of Parliament, dated the 11th of September, 1643, for the Service of the West; and whereas Thomas Foote Esquire, Alderman of the City of London, and the rest of the Commissioners of Excise or new Impost, have already advanced and lent Two Thousand Pounds towards that Service, and have consented to advance and lend One Thousand Pounds more towards the said Service: Be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the said Commissioners of Excise shall and may reimburse themselves; and that their Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, shall be reimbursed the said One Thousand Pounds, together with Interest for the same, after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Cent. for so long Time as they shall be out of the same, or any Part thereof, out of such Intervals of Receipts as shall happen when other Assignments already made shall not fall due, or, in Default thereof, then in such Course and Order as this Ordinance, according to the Date hereof, shall succeed; for which Reimbursement of Principal and Interest, this Ordinance shall be their, the said Commissioners of Excise or new Impost, or their Successors, Warrant and sufficient Discharge: And it is further Ordained, That the said One Thousand Pounds, by the Commissioners so advanced and lent, shall be paid unto Michaell Herring, of London, Merchant, for the Use aforesaid, whose Receipt shall be a sufficient Discharge unto the said Commissioners of Excise, and every of them, in that Behalf."
Order to discharge the Delinquency of Mr. Nevill.
"Whereas Francis Nevill Esquire hath been fined at One Thousand Pounds, for Discharge of his Delinquency to the Parliament, whereof Five Hundred Pounds is already paid to the Committee intrusted for the Service, and the other Five Hundred Pounds to be paid within Three Months after the County of Yorke, where his Estate lieth, shall be settled in Peace: It is therefore Ordained and Declared, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the said Francis Nevill shall be, and is hereby, discharged of and from his Delinquency; and that the Sequestration of the said Francis Nevill's Estate shall be, and is hereby, taken off, and discharged, from the 22th Day of March last; and all Committees, and other Officers whatsoever employed by the Parliament, are to take Notice hereof, and yield a ready Obedience thereunto accordingly; and, upon the presenting of this Ordinance to the several Committees, the said Francis Nevill is to be forthwith restored to the Possession of all his Estate under Sequestration."
Capt. Willoughby to have Colonel Barker's Regiment at Coventry.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That Captain Willoughby, now Governor of Coventry, shall have the Command, and be Colonel, of that Regiment of Foot there, which was formerly the Regiment of Colonel John Barker, a Member of the Commons House, and late Governor there."
House adjourned till 9a cras.