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, 8 Octobris.
Answer from the H. C.
L. Mayor elect to be presented.
Ordinance for a new Excise, to pay Artificers. &c.
Gibb's and Noel's Petition concerning it.
Their Lordships, or any Four, to meet on Monday the 20th of this Instant October, by Nine of the Clock in the Morning, in the Painted Chamber, and when after they please; and to hear all such as shall address themselves to their Lordships, touching the Matters contained in the said Ordinance; and to send for such Persons as they shall think fit.
Letter from the King of Denmark.
Ordinance to settle 8000l. per Ann. on the Prince Elector, out of the King's Revenue and Delinquents Estates.
The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, taking into their Consideration the present Condition of his Highness the Prince Elector Palatine of The Rhene, and the Provision for a convenient Support for his Person and Retinue, do hereby Order and Ordain, That the said Prince Elector shall, from the One and Twentieth Day of February, in the Year of our Lord 1644, have and (fn. 1) receive the Yearly Sum of Eight Thousand Pounds, towards his present Support; the said Yearly Sum to be paid and payable Quarterly, upon every One and Twentieth Day of May, 21th Day of August, 21th Day of November, and 21th Day of February, by equal Portions: And for the better raising of the said Yearly Revenue, it is hereby further Ordered and Ordained, by the Authority aforesaid, That the Yearly Sum of Two Thousand Pounds shall be and is hereby charged upon His Majesty's Revenue, payable as aforesaid; and that the remaining Sum of Six Thousand Pounds Yearly be, and is hereby, charged upon the Manors, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, hereafter expressed; (that is to say,) all those the Manors, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, descended or come to Will'm Lord Peter, situate in the Counties of Essex, Cambridge, Middlesex, and City of London, or any of them; and also all those the Manors, Messuages, Lands, and Tenements, and all other the Estate Personal and Real, of Francis Lord Cottington; and all those the Manors, Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, of Sir John Yates Knight, situate in Popler, and in the Marsh Land at Stepney, in the County of Midd.; and also all those the Manors, Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, of James Earl of North'ton, situate in Islington, or elsewhere in the County of Midd.; and also all those the Manors, Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, of Thomas Earl of Southampton, situate or being in St. Giles' in the Feilds and St. Andrewe's in Holborne, in the County of Midd.; and also all those the Manors, Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, of Sir John Penruddocke Knight, situate, lying, or being, in Eling, in the County of Midd.; and also all those the Manors, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, of Henry Bishopp Gentleman, situate in Islington, in the County of Midd.; and also all those the Manors, Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, of Sir Henry Spiller Knight, situate and being in Hoborne, Layleham, and Shepperton, or elsewhere, in the County of Midd.; and also all those the Manors, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, of Sir Humphrey Tracy Baronet, and John Carey Esquire, or either of them, situate in the County of Midd.; and also all those the Manors, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, of Sir Peircy Harbert, situate in Henden, in the County of Midd.; and also all those the Manors, Lands Tenements, and Hereditaments, of Mr. Robert Jason, situate in Enfeild, in the County of Midd. together with all the Houses, Edifices, and Buildings, of the said Robert Jason, situate, lying, and being, in the City of London; and also Two Parts of the Manors, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, of Christopher Roper, Lord Tenham, lying and being in the County of Kent.
And for the better levying of the said Revenue, and Regulation of the Premises; it is hereby Ordered and Ordained, by the Authority aforesaid, That the said Manors, Messuages, Lands, Tenements, Hereditaments, and Premises, shall be from henceforth under the Survey, Rule, and Government, of the Persons hereunder named; that is to say, the Right Honourable the Lord Fairefax, Sir Will'm Waller, Sir Henry Mildmay, Mr. Whitlocke, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Trenchard, Sir Benjamine Rudyer, Sir Will'm Massam, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Will'm Strickland, Mr. Tate, Mr. Bainton; which Persons, or any Five or more of them, shall have Power, and are hereby authorized, from Time to Time, to send for and take Surveys and Rentalls of the Premises, and appoint Bailiffs, Collectors, and Treasurers, or other Officers, for the collecting of the Revenue of the Premises, and to improve the Rents and Profits of the Premises to such lawful Ways and Means as they in their Judgement shall think fit, and to make any Lease or Leases of the Premises, or any Part thereof, from Year to Year, and to grant Copyhold Estates, according to the Custom of the respective Manors abovementioned; and to give Warrant or Power for the levying of the Rents of the Premises, by Distress, or other lawful Ways, as in their Wisdom they shall think fit; and to make Allowance of Salaries, Rents, Annuities, or other Charges, lying upon, or to be allotted out of, the Premises; and, out of the Rents and Profits of the Premises, to make due Payment of the Yearly Sum of Six Thousand Pounds, at the Times aforesaid, unto the said Prince Elector, or such Person or Persons as he shall from Time to Time appoint, by Warrant under his Highness' Hand and Seal, to receive the same; and if, upon the Accompts of the Treasurer, Bailiffs, or any other the Collectors, there shall appear to be any Surplusage in any of their Hands, then the said Committee, or any Five or more of them, shall certify the same unto the House of Commons, that the same may be disposed of to such Uses as both Houses of Parliament shall think fit: And it is further Ordained, by the Authority aforesaid, That the Acquittance of the said Officer, to be appointed by his Highness the Prince Elector, for the Receipt of the said Yearly Sum of Eight Thousand Pounds, or any Part thereof, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge, as well to the Committee of His Majesty's Revenue, as to the said Committee hereby appointed, and all other Officers and Persons whom it may respectively concern: Provided nevertheless, and it is hereby Declared, That this Ordinance, or any Thing herein contained, shall not be construed to hinder the Sale of any Part of the Premises, by virtue of any Ordinance of Parliament heretofore made, or hereafter to be made: And the said Lords and Commons do hereby Ordain and Declare, That in case the Rents and Profits of the said Manors, Messuages, Lands, Tenements, Hereditaments, and Premises, herein before mentioned, shall not amount unto the full Sum of Six Thousand Pounds per Annum; or in case any of the said Manors, Messuages, Lands, Tenements, Hereditaments, or Premises, shall hereafter be contracted for to be sold, by Authority of both Houses of Parliament, or otherwise be evicted or disposed of, whereby the said Six Thousand Pounds per Annum cannot be paid unto the said Prince Elector according to this Ordinance, that, in Pursuance of their former Intentions herein expressed, the said Lords and Commons will speedily and effectually, and before the said Lands be, or any Part of them shall be, actually sold, provide for the Supply of the said Six Thousand Pounds per Annum, or any Part thereof, over and above the said Two Thousand Pounds per Annum, which is to be paid to the said Prince Elector out of the King's Revenue before in this present Ordinance limited and appointed, by such other and further Ways and Means as in their Wisdoms they shall think fit: Provided, That this Ordinance, nor any Thing therein contained, shall not be extended to prejudice the Grant of any Sum or Sums of Money appointed by former Ordinance to be paid to the Town of Lyme, out of the Estate of Sir John Yates."
Message to the H. C. with the Letter from the King of Denmark;
about Col. Barrow being Governor of Berkley Castle;
concerning Cannon's Ordinance;
and to take off Southcott's Sequestration.
Trin. College, Cambridge, to chuse a Master.
Ld. Berkley's Writings, in Berkley Castle, to be preserved.
Ordered, That all the Evidences and Writings of the Lord Berkley, now or late in Berkly Castle, in the County of Glouc. shall be taken into safe Custody, by John Smith Esquire, Charles Jay, &c. and safely kept for his Lordship, his Heirs and Assigns.
Earl of Denbigh's Complaint against some of the Stafford Committee.
Upon the Motion of the Earl of Denbigh: Ordered, That so much of the Charge brought into this House against Captain King, & al. of the Committee of Stafford, as concerns his Lordship, is hereby taken off; and the Parties concerned discharged for their further Attendance touching the same: Provided, That what concerns the State's Accompts is hereby referred to the Committee of Accompts.