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, 26 die Junii.
Dr. Burges versus Antrobus.
Upon reading the Petition of Doctor Burges: It is Ordered, That Mr. Antrobus shall bring in the (fn. 1) Counter-part of his Lease from the Dean of Paule's; and that he stay all Buildings.
Colonel Vermuden, a Habeas.
E. of Cleveland's Servant, a Pass.
Alliston, Turner, and Bayly versus Harrington, in Error.
Upon reading the Petition of Wm. Alliston, Augustine Turner, and Marke Boyley; shewing, "That, in a Suit between them and John Harrington, had this Term, in His Majesty's Court of King's Bench, by Original, touching a Title of Land of great Value; that the said Harrington obtained a Verdict against them; that the Proceedings thereupon are erroneous; and that, in regard of the Absence of His Majesty, the Petitioners are remediless of their just and legal Proceedings, upon their Writ of Error returnable before this House, for their Relief therein; wherefore they humbly pray this House to admit them to their legal Writ of Error in Parliament, which they will prosecute with Effect:"
It is Ordered, That the Petitioners shall have a Writ, according to the usual Course of Proceeding, to bring (fn. 2) their Errors into this House.
Ordered, That it is referred to the Committee of Salop, to certify the Causes of the Sequestration; and the Proofs, and to examine the Witnesses (if it be desired on Oath) giving him the Heads of the Charge; and so to end and determine the Matter, if they can, according to the Ordinance, or certify the State of the Cause, and the Proofs, to the Committee of Sequestration of Lords and Commons.
Preachers at the Fast thanked.
Ordered, That Mr. Rutherford and Mr. Cawdry shall have Thanks returned them, from this House, for their great Pains taken in Preaching before the Lords Yesterday at the Fast, in the Abbey Church; and are desired to print and publish their Sermons.
Hitching's Petition, for Money due to him.
L. Digby's Letter.
Ordered, That the Lords Committees that are of the Committee for the Lord Digbie's Letter do meet this Afternoon; and to send to the House of Commons, to desire them that they would appoint their Members of that Committee to meet likewise.
Message to the H. C. about it; and with Hitching's Petition; and the Ordinance for Accompts, and for recruiting Sir T. Fairfax's Army.
Ordinance concerning Newnham Farm.
Message from the H. C. to expedite the Ordinance to prevent Desertion from Sir T. Fairfax's Army.
Message to them, that the Lords agree to it.
Message from thence, with Ordinances, &c.
for Committees to meet about Lord Savill;
and to continue Sir T. Fairfax's Ordinance for pressing Men.
6. That the Ordinance already passed, giving Power to Sir Tho. Fairefax to imprest Men upon Occasions as he marches, be continued for Three Months longer, from the Date of the Expiration of the said Ordinance.
That to the Ordinance for Surry, the Ordinance for the Twenty Thousand Pounds, and to the Articles, their Lordships will send an Answer by Messengers of their own: To all the rest, their Lordships do (fn. 3) agree.
Order to discharge the Sequestration of Newnham Farm, on Payment of 100l. which is to be paid to Major Ennis.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That, upon the Payment of One Hundred Pounds unto the Treasurers of Gouldsmiths Hall, the Two Thirds of a Farm called Newenham Farme, in the Parish of Wickham Brenox and Preston, in the County of Kent, in the Occupation of Edward Hinde, and lately belonging to the Lord Roper of Tenham, a Recusant, and for that Cause sequestered for the Use of the State, and now purchased by Captain Brodnax, be unsequestered; and the Rents from henceforth arising and growing due for the said Farm be entirely paid, and shall accrue, to the Use of the said Thomas Brodnax Esquire; and all Committees and Commissioners for Sequestrations are to take Notice hereof; and the said One Hundred Pounds is to be forthwith paid by the Treasurers at Goldsmiths Hall unto Major Ennis, One of the Scotts Officers."
Order for 9400l. to Mr. Vernon, for Officers and Reformadoes.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Sum of Nine Thousand Four Hundred Pounds shall be paid in Course unto Mr. Vernon, late Deputy Treasurer unto Sir Gilbert Gerrard, out of the Receipts of the Excise and new Impost, by Ordinance of the 11th of September, 1643, whereof Eight Thousand Pounds is to be by him paid, upon Accompt, to such English, Scottch, and other Officers, by such Proportions as shall be mentioned in a List subscribed by the Committee of the Army, or any Five of them; and One other Thousand Pounds thereof for the Payment of the Train of Artillery late under the Command of the Earl of Essex, according to a List likewise thereof, to be subscribed by the said Committee, or any Five of them; and the other Four Hundred Pounds for the Reduced Horse and Foot Reformadoes, late under the Command of the Earl of Essex, to be equally divided amongst them; and the Commissioners of Excise and new Impost are hereby authorized to pay the said Sum of Nine Thousand Four Hundred Pounds accordingly, in due Order and Course, unto the said Mr. Vernon, next after other Assignments formerly made; and the Receipt of the said Mr. Vernon shall be a sufficient Discharge unto the said Commissioners of Excise or new Impost, and every of them, for the Payment of the said Nine Thousand Four Hundred Pounds, or any Part thereof: Provided, and be it further Ordained, That if the Commissioners of Excise, or any other well-affected Persons, shall advance the said Sums, or any Part thereof, to the said Commissioners of Excise, to be paid to Mr. Vernon as aforesaid, by Way of Loan, that they, the said Persons so advancing, shall be secured all such Sums as they shall so advance, with Interest after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Cent. upon the Credit of the Excise; and shall be paid the same out of the Receipts of the Excise, with Interest as aforesaid, for so long Time as the said Sums, or any Part thereof, shall be unpaid; and the Receipt of Mr. Vernon shall be a sufficient Discharge to the Commissioners of Excise, for the Payment of the said Interest of Eight per Cent. as aforesaid."