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 Mercurii, 13 die Augusti.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Ordinance for the Committee of Wilts, &c. to enquire about undue Levies, &c.
An Ordinance was brought in, to give Power to the Lords and Commons of the Committee for Wilts, Som'sett, &c. to enquire after undue Levies and Taxes, and free Quarter, &c. in those Counties; which, being read Three Times, was approved, and Ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, for their Concurrence.
Jones, for insulting the E. of Lincoln, at Sir R. Carr's.
Next, Jenkin Jones came to the Bar, to answer his Misdemeanor and uncivil Carriage done to the Earl of Lyncolne, in refusing to admit his Lordship to visit Sir Rob't Carr, and in shutting the Door against him, though he knew his Lordship to be the Earl of Lyncolne; which Matter of Fact was proved by Colonel Humphryes, Ambrosio Frydian, Rob't Dickinson, and Rob't Carr. The said Jenkin Jones' Answer was, "That he had a Command from the Lady Carr, not to suffer any Person to come to visit him, but whom he should have Direction for." And further, one Twiford informed this House, "That the said Jones said, That the Earl of Lyncolne came to Sir Rob't Carr's House disguised in a Footman's Cloak, and endeavoured to see the said Sir Rob't Carr." And the said Jenkin Jones denied he said so. The Lady Carr said, "That when the Earl of Lyncolne came to see her Husband, he put him into Distemper; and that her Husband lay still when the Earl of Lyncolne came to him, purposely, to avoid Distemper; and that she desired the Earl of Lyncolne that some of her Husband's Friends might come along with him when he came; but his Lordship would not; therefore she desired his Lordship not to come as he did; but his Ends were contrary to theirs:" And further she said, Upon this, she gave Command to her Servants, that none should be admitted to come to see her Husband, but such as they should have Directions for."
The House taking this into Consideration, and conceiving this to be an Imputation upon the Earl of Lyncolne; Ordered, That these Lords following shall examine the Injury done to the Earl of Lyncolne by Jenkin Jones, and also the Imputation cast upon his Lordship this Day at the Bar, and hear his Lordship's Answer therein, and report the same to this House:
Committee to consider of this Business.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Col. Apsly's Officers Ordinance.
Ordinance for the Directory.
Dutton & Uxor.
Upon reading the Petition of Francis Dutton, the Wife of Giles Dutton: It is Ordered, That a Copy of the Petition and this Order shall be served upon the said Giles Dutton; and he return an Answer to this House, and shew Cause, within One Month after, why the Petition should not be granted; else the Petition shall be granted.
House to fit only on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Message to the H. C. about it, and the following Particulars.
Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance about searching for Papists.
Col. Morgan to be Commander in Chief, in Gloucester, Hereford, &c.
Ordered, That Colonel Morgan, Governor of Gloucester, shall be Commander in Chief, but subordinate to Sir Thomas Fayrefax, of all the Forces raised, and to be raised, in the Counties of Gloucester, Hereford, Monmouth, and Glamorgan, and of all the Garrisons, Forts, and Castles, within the said Counties; and the Concurrence of the House of Commons is to be desired herein.
Message from the H. C. with Ordinances;
for the Committee of both Kingdoms to grant Commissions for Officers in Gloucester, &c.
4. That the Members of both Houses, being of the Committee of both Kingdoms, or any Six of them, whereof One Lord and Two Commoners to be present, shall have Power, and are hereby authorized, to grant Commissions to such Colonels, and such other inferior Officers, as shall be recommended to them by the Committee of Gloucester, for the Service of the Counties of Gloucester, Hereford, Monmouth, Glamorgan, and of the City of Gloucester.
about the E. of Stamford's & al. Impeachment.
5. To put their Lordships in Mind of appointing a speedy Day, for the Trial of the Earl of Stamford's Business, upon the Impeachment of the House of Commons; because there are divers Witnesses kept in Town at Charge for that Business.
Ordered, To let the House of Commons know, that this House hath appointed Friday after Michaelmas for hearing the Earl of Stamford's Business, in regard it was Twice put off at the Desire of the House of Commons.
That this House will send an Answer by Messengers of their own, concerning the Earl of Stamford's Business: To all the other Particulars, this House (fn. 1) agrees.
Message to the H. C. about the E. of Stamford, and the following Particulars.
Order for 150 l. for Col. Apsley's Officers.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Committee of Lords and Commons at Habberdashers Hall do advance One Hundred and Fifty Pounds, towards the Pay of the Officers and Soldiers of Colonel Apsley."
Ordinance to continue the One for Assessments for Six T. Fairfax's Army Six Months longer.
"Whereas, by an Ordinance of Parliament, bearing Date the 15th Day of February, 1644, intituled, "An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, for raising and maintaining of Forces, for the Defence of the Kingdom, under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairefax Knight:" It is Ordained, That there shall be several Sums of Money taxed, levied, and paid, for the Maintenance of the said Army, and Charges incident thereunto, by a Monthly Assessment, to continue for Ten Months, from the First Day of February, 1644, until the First Day of December next following, 1645, upon the City of London, and the several Counties of Midd. Essex, Suff. Norff. the City of Norwich, Lincolne, Hertf. and upon the Isle of Ely, the Counties of Cambridge, Huntingdon, Kent, and upon the City of Canterbury and the Cinque Ports, upon the Counties of Surrey, Sussex, Derby, Rutland, Warwick, Leicester, North'ton, and Bedd.: Be it Ordained, and it is Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the said Ordinance, and every Clause therein contained, the several Taxes and Payments therein expressed, and the Power and Authority thereby given and appointed, to all and every the Committees and Persons, or any of them, named or mentioned in the said Ordinance, shall endure, and have Continuance, for Six Months longer, from the said First Day of December, 1645, until the First Day of June, 1646, to all Intents and Purposes as if the said Ordinance had been at first made to have Continuance for Sixteen Months, from the said First Day of February, 1644."
Order for 4000 l. for providing Powder, &c.
"Whereas there hath lately been issued out of the Public Stores great Quantities of Powder, for several Services, like Proportions whereof are necessary to be forthwith provided and supplied into the Stores, for the Safety and Service of the State; for effecting whereof, it is hereby Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Receipts of the Excise shall be charged, and are hereby chargeable, with the Payment of Four Thousand Pounds, after the Monies already charged on the Excise are satisfied, and as the same shall follow in Course; which said Four Thousand Pounds the Commissioners of Excise shall pay, as shall be appointed by the Committee settled to contract for Powder, Match, and Bullet, for Land and Sea Stores, whose Order from Time to Time shall be their sufficient Discharge."