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 Sabbati, 30 die Augusti.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Foxcroft.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
Mr. Wilkinson's Ordinance.
The Ordinance for making Mr. Henry Wilkinson Minister of Dunstan's in the East, in London, was read the Third Time, and Agreed to.
The Ordinance concerning Mr. Watson's Debt to the Barber Chirurgeons, was read the Third Time, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
Lewis, D. of Hamilton's Servant, a Pass.
Ordered, That Lewis Lewis, Servant to Duke Hamilton, shall have a Pass, to go to his Lord.
Answer from the H. C.
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page returned with this Answer from the House of Commons:
That concerning the Lord Savill's (fn. 1) being bailed, and the Petition of the Earl of Stamford, they will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordinance for Sale of Delinquents Estates.
Next, the Ordinance for the Sale of Papists and Delinquents Estates, for Payment of the Public Debts of the Kingdom, &c. was read the Second Time, and committed to the Committee of the whole House; and [ (fn. 2) to be] taken into Consideration on Tuesday Morning next, against which Time the Lords absent are to have Notice to be present.
D. of Angoulesme's Horses to be Dutyfree.
Ordered, That the Duke of Angoleme shall have his Geldings pass Custom-free; and the Concurrence of the House of Commons desired herein.
Report concerning the E. of Lincoln's being insulted at Sir Rob. Carr's.
The Earl of Northumb. reported, "That the Committee have met, concerning the Earl of Lyncolne's Injury he received going to visit Sir Rob't Carr; and they have heard the Lady Carr upon these Two Particulars:
1. Concerning his being refused to visit Sir Rob't Carr; the Lady Carr said, "That, upon the Earl of Lyncolne's coming to see him, they have observed Sir Rob't Carr to be much out of Temper; upon this, divers Friends were employed, to desire the Earl of Lyncolne to forbear coming to visit him; which his Lordship not doing, she gave her Servants Order, not to let his Lordship come to him."
2. Concerning the Earl of Lyncolne's coming disguised; the Lady said, "That his Lordship did come with his Servants, and put them before him in-a-doors, and let them stand before him with their Hats on; but when Sir Rob't Carr's Servants did discover his Lordship, his Servants did stand with their Hats off."
It was also signified to this House, "That the Earl of Lyncolne did desire to have some Witnesses heard, what they can † say concerning this Business, before the said Committee."
Hereupon this House Ordered, That the Committee shall meet again on Tuesday next, in the Afternoon; and hear what the Earl of Lyncolne shall offer concerning this Business, according to the Power formerly given them.
Message to the H. C. with Mr. Wilkinson's Ordinance; about L'Estrange's Releasement; and Captain Kettleby's Petition.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page:
1. To desire Concurrence in the Order concerning Mr. Henry Wilkinson to be Minister of Dunstan's in the East, London.
2. To desire they would take the Business of Mr. Lestrang in Consideration, formerly sent down to them; and that he may be released, as was then desired, in regard his Health is much impaired by his Imprisonment.
3. To desire they would take Captain Kettleby's Petition, formerly sent down to them, into Consideration.
Mansell and Harris.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir Rob't Mansell Knight, and the Affidavit of Wm. Sheldon; complaining, "That Edmond Harris hath been served with the Decree of this House, for paying One Hundred Pounds, by Way of Damages, to Sir Rob't Mansell; but he refuses to pay the said One Hundred Pounds."
It is Ordered, That if Edmond Harris do not pay the said One Hundred Pounds by this (fn. 3) Day Fortnight, that then the Gentleman Usher shall attach his Body, and keep him in safe Custody until he pay it.
Order for a Debt, due by the Barbers and Surgeons Company to Watson, to be paid for the Service of Gloucester, &c.
"Whereas the Masters or Governors of the Mystery and Commonalty of Barbers and Surgeons, London, stand bound unto Richard Watson, Chirurgeon, late of the City of London, by Two several Obligations under their Common Seal; the one, dated on or about the 6th Day of November, 1638, being of the Penalty of Four Hundred Pounds, for Payment of Two Hundred Pounds; and the other, dated on or about the 12th Day of October, 1641, being of the Penalty of One Thousand Pounds, for the Payment of Eight Hundred Pounds, with Interest for the said Sums, at several Days past; and whereas the said Richard Watson being adjudged and declared to be a Papist, and Delinquent against the Parliament, and his Estate thereby sequestered, and the said Debt of One Thousand Pounds, owing by the said Company unto the said Richard Watson, being discovered by the Committee for the Garrison of Gloucester, and for the Counties of Gloucester, Hereford, &c. and by them seized in the said Company's Hand, according to an Ordinance of Parliament in that Behalf made; the said Committee, by Composition with the said Company, have accepted of Four Hundred Pounds to be paid in Hand, and the Seal of the said Company for One Hundred Pounds more to be paid on the 25th of March, 1647, unto the said Committee, in full Discharge of the said Debt of One Thousand Pounds Principal with Interest; and whereas the said Company have paid the said Four Hundred Pounds, and given Bond under their Common Seal for Payment of the said One Hundred Pounds, according to the said Composition with the Committee: Now, to the End that the said Company and their Successors may be secured against the said Richard Watson, and all claiming under him, of and touching the said Two several Obligations, and all Debts and Demands thereupon, according to the Intent of the said Composition; be it Declared and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons now assembled in Parliament, and by Authority thereof, That the said Two several Obligations, made unto the said Richard Watson, be from henceforth void, and of none Effect, to all Intents and Purposes, as if the same had never been made; and the said Masters or Governors of the Mystery and Commonalty of Barbers and Surgeons, London, and their Successors, and every Member thereof, are hereby, and for ever hereafter shall be, clear, and freely acquitted, exonerated, and discharged, of and from the said several Obligations, and all Actions, Debts, Duties, Penalties, and Demands thereupon, against the said Richard Watson, his Executors and Administrators; and for Payment of the said Four Hundred Pounds, and securing the said One Hundred Pounds as aforesaid, the said Masters or Governors of the said Mystery and Commonalty, and their Successors, and every Member thereof, are, and shall be, protected, and therein saved harmless, by Authority of both Houses of Parliament."
House adjourned till 9a, Tuesday next.