Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 8, 1645-1647. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Lunæ, 13 die Aprilis.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Stirry.
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Cook's Bonds to be delivered to him.
Upon reading the Petition of Cornelius Cooke, of the Parish of Olaves Southwarke: (Here enter it.) It is Ordered, That he shall have his Bonds delivered up to him, as is desired in the Petition.
Sir C. Nevill's Petition, for Leave to go to Spaw, and to have his Sequestration taken off.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir Christopher Nevill, desiring "to have Leave to go to The Spawe, for the Recovery of his Health, and that Order may be taken for the Taking-off his Sequestration from his Estate."
It is Ordered, That this Petition be specially recommended to the House of Commons, that the Desires in his Petition may be granted; and this House thinks it fit it be done.
Ordinance for Grey to be Master of Leicester Hospital.
A new Ordinance was brought in, for making Mr. Job Grey Master of the Hospital of Leycester; and it was read, and approved of; and Ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, for their Concurrence therein.
Ordinance to establish a Walloon Congregation at Dover.
An Ordinance was brought in this Day, for granting Leave to the Walloones at Dover to have a Church, which was read, and approved of; and Ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, for their Concurrence therein.
E. of Northton, a Pass for Goods.
Ordered, That the Earl of North'ton shall have a Pass, to bring such Goods as he hath left behind him at Abingdon.
L. Purbeck, a Protection and Pass.
Ordered, That the Lord Viscount Purbecke shall have a Pass, to go and come from London, to his House at Stoke, in the County of Bucks, and also a Protection for his quiet living and (fn. 1) inhabiting there.
Judges, &c. a Pass to go without the Lines.
Ordered, That the Judges and other Assistants of this House shall have several and respective Passes from this House, to pass the several Courts of Guard, to take the Air, as they shall have Occasion, with their Horses, and Coaches, and Servants.
Orfeur versus L. Dacres, about the of Possession of Drumborough Castle, belonging to the E. of Arundel.
Upon reading the Petition of Cuthbert Orfieur, concerning his being put out of Possession of the Castle of Drumburgh in Cumb. with the Demesnes and Lands thereunto belonging, being the Inheritance of the Earl of Arrundell, a Peer of this House:
The Order of this House, of the 18th of February last, which was made concerning this Business, was read.
"And the Question being put, "Whether this Order now read does extend to the Possession as well as to the Title?"
The Votes were even.
Paul and Oughty.
Ordered, That the Cause between Paul and Oughty shall be heard, at this Bar, on this Day Sevennight.
Larner about the Book called London's last Warning.
Ordered, That Larner shall be brought to this House on Thursday Morning next; and John Larner and Jane Servant to Larner shall be then brought as Witnesses.
Message to the H. C. with the Ordinance to continue the Army; and about the following Particulars.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Edw. Leech and Mr. Page:
1. To deliver to them the Ordinance for continuing of the Army for Four Months longer, with the Alteration, wherein their Concurrence is desired.
2. To deliver to them the Letter from the Parliament of Scotland, concerning Mr. Meldrum; and desire their Concurrence in the Furtherance of his Desires.
3. To deliver to them the Scotch Paper concerning the Ships to be sent for the Guard of the Scotch Coasts, and desire it may be referred to the Committee for the Navy to take Care therein.
4. To desire Concurrence in the Pass for transporting Horses into France, for the Count De Brienne.
5. To deliver the Petition of Sir Christopher Nevill to them, with special Recommendations.
6. To put them in Mind of Mr. Fathers' Business.
7. To put them in Mind of Captain Fines' Petition.
8. To desire their Concurrence in the Ordinance for making Mr. Job Grey Master of the Hospital at Leycester.
9. To desire their Concurrence in the Ordinance for granting Leave to the Walloones at Dover to have a Church.
10. To desire their Concurrence to the Ordinance for the Indemnity of Sir Wm. Cunstable, and others that have discharged their Accompts.
11. To put them in Mind of Major Paye's Business.
Cooke's Petition, to have his Bonds restored to him, which he gave for the Expences of pulling down the Rails about the Communion Table of St. Olaves Southwark.
"To the Right Honourable the House of Lords in Parliament assembled.
"The humble Petition of Cornelius Cooke, of the Parish of Olaves Southwarke, in the County of Surrey;
"That your Petitioner, being One of the Churchwardens of the said Parish in the Year 1641, was, with his Partners, desired by many godly Persons in the Parish to cause the Rails about the Communion Table to be taken down; at whose Request, as also for Satisfaction of tender Consciences, and to avoid the Mischief which might ensue by taking down the same in a disorderly and tumultuous Manner, as had happened in other Parishes, your Petitioner, with Mr. Robert Haughton and Captain John Rose his Partners, consented to the removing thereof; which was done in a peaceable and orderly Manner, to the Satisfaction of the godly Party, who had been forced from the Ordinance because they could not conform to the Custom of receiving at the Rails.
"That afterwards your Petitioner and his said Partners were, by Mr. George Nash and Mr. Robert Osbolston, and some others of the Parish who were Countenancers of Innovations, petitioned against in the House of Lords and Bishops, who thereupon were pleased to commit the Petitioner and his Partners into the Messenger's Hands, whereby they were put to above Forty Pounds Charge, and were afterwards dismissed by their Lordships.
"That your Petitioner having, according to the usual Custom, given Bond for the rendering of his Accompt touching the Churchwardenship, and having charged the Sum of Thirteen Pounds, Nine Shillings, and Ten Pence (which he was put unto by the Complaint of the said Mr. Nashe and the rest of the Petitioners), in his Accompt given to the Parish; the said Mr. Nash, having gotten into his Hands the said Bond, refuseth to deliver the same out of his Hands; threatening to put the same in Suit, although he knoweth that the Accompt of your Petitioner hath been audited by honest Men of the Parish (who have approved thereof, and declared the Parish to be Four Pounds, Ten Shillings, indebted to your Petitioner), and confirmed by divers Justices of the Peace in the Borough of Southwarke.
"The Premises considered, your Petitioner most humbly prayeth your Honours, to order the said Mr. Nash to deliver the said Bond to your Petitioner, or the Churchwardens of the Parish now being; and that the Charge which your Petitioner and his Partners were put unto for removing of the said Rails may be borne by the said Mr. Nashe and the rest of the Petitioners of the Parish who were Causers of the Trouble and Charge in the Premises.
"And your Petitioner, as in Duty bound, shall pray, &c.
House adjourned till 10a cras.