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 Veneris, 24 die Octobris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Ash.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
The Earl of Warwicke reported, from the Committee of the Admiralty and Cinque Ports, a Paper; which was read, as follows:
Cox to command The Royalist, a Prize.
"Die Jovis, 23 die Octobris, 1645.
"At the Committee of Lords and Commons for the Admiralty and Cinque Ports.
"Upon Certificate received from the Commissioners of the Navy, of the Ability and Experience of Mr. Owen Coxe; Ordered, That the said Mr. Coxe be presented to both Houses of Parliament, for their approving him to be Master and Commander of the Prize Vessel called The Royalist, being to be employed in the State's Service, about the River of Thames, and the Coasts thereabouts, for the better Defence of Vessels sailing under the Parliament's Protection in those Parts."
Ordered, That this House approves of Mr. Coxe to be Master of the Ship; and the Concurrence of the House of Commons is to be desired herein.
Cromwell versus Sir H. Tracy & al.
Upon reading a Petition of Anne Cromwell, Daughter of Sir Phillip Cromwell Knight, and Dame Mary his Wife, both deceased; complaining of "an unjust Decree in Chancery, made by the Lord Keeper Williams:" (Here enter the Petition.) It is Ordered, That Sir Humphry Tracy and his Lady, and such others who are interessed under the said Decree, shall have a Copy of this Petition, and return their Answer to this House concerning the same by this Day Fortnight; and then this House will give further Directions touching this Business.
Ld. Balmerino and Sir R. Heath.
Upon hearing the Cause of the Lord Balmerino, against Sir Rob't Heath, One of the Judges of the King's Bench: It is Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. Baron Trevor, and Mr. Justice Reeve, and Mr. Justice Bacon, or any Two of them, to peruse the Petition of the Plaintiff, and the Answer of the Defendant, and consider whether the Matter of Fact be within the Statute of Limitations, and whether the Statute of Limitations do extend to this Cause; and to report their Opinions to this House on Monday Morning next; and that any of the Lord Balmerino's Counsel do attend the Judges, to inform of such Particulars as concern this Business.
Answer from the H. C.
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page return with this Answer to the Message sent Yesterday to the House of Commons:
That they agree to give Liberty, that the Count of Egmont do transport Ten Geldings, Custom-free; and concerning the Ordinance touching Mrs. Delamaine, they will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordered, That, by the next Message to the House of Commons, they be put in Mind of Mr. Suthcoat's Business.
House adjourned till 9a cras.