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 Saturni, 27 die Junii.
Lady Finet's Petition, for Arrears due to her Husband.
Howard, a Pass.
Maintenance for the Duke of York.
Upon reading of a Letter from Sir Tho. Fairefax to the Committee for the Revenue; shewing, "That the Duke of Yorke intends shortly to come to London; therefore desires that Four Coaches with Six Horses may be appointed, to bring him to London; and that some Course may be appointed for Monies to maintain him, he being now in Wants."
It is Ordered, To communicate (fn. 1) it to the House of Commons; and that it be referred to the Committee for the Revenue, that some Provision of Money may be ordered for his Maintenance; and the Concurrence of the House of Commons to be desired herein.
Message to the H. C. about the E. of Cleveland;
with Lady Finnet's Petition;
about the D. of York's Maintenance;
3. To communicate the Letter of Sir Tho. Fairefax to them, concerning the Duke of Yorke; and to desire that it may be referred to the Committee for the Revenue, that some Course may be taken for Provision of Monies for his Maintenance.
the French Ambassador's Reception;
and about Sir A. St. John's Arrears.
Sir J. Sidley versus Baldwin.
Ordered, That Sir John Sidlie's Complaint against Baldin shall be heard on Friday Morning next; and that, in the mean Time, Baldin shall be released from his present Restraint, putting in to this House good Security for his Appearance that Day.
Money to be paid for the Scaffolding for the E. of Strafford's Trial.
His Majesty's Works; complaining, "That they are sued, by Arthur Condall, for Boards which were employed for the Scaffolding at the Trial of the Earl of Strafford's: Therefore desires that some Course may be taken for the Payment of it."
It is Ordered, That it be recommended to the Committee for the Revenue, that some (fn. 2) Course may be taken, for the Payment of such Monies as are due for the Materials of the Scaffolding; and this House is of Opinion, That this Business doth not concern James Maxwell Esquire, Gentleman Usher of this House.
Dell sent for, for a Sermon he preached to the Army.
Batten's Ordinance, to be Governor of Holy Island.
An Ordinance concerning Captain Batten to be Governor of The Holy Island, was brought in, and read; and Agreed to, and Ordered to be sent the House of Commons, for their Concurrence, there being some Error in the former Ordinance.
Zachary, Hughes, and Lee.
Upon reading the Report of the Judges, concerning the Business touching Zachery, Hughes, and Lee: It is Ordered, To be referred to the Earl of Northumb. Earl of Warwicke, Earl of Lyncolne, Lord Hunsdon, or any Two of them, to call the Persons before them, and mediate an Accord between them; and to meet on Monday Morning, at Nine of the Clock.
Papers from the Admiralty Committee.
Mr. Massy's Cause.
Co'. Lyllurn's Charge.
Northern Association Ordinance.
The Ordinance for Ten Thousand Pounds for the Northern Association, was read the Second Time, and Agreed to with some Alterations, which are to be sent to the House of Commons, for Concurrence therein.
Eyre to be instituted to Odstoke.
Mrs. Dutton to be heard.
Upon reading the Petition of Mrs. Dutton, and the Letter from the Committee of Gloucester: It is Ordered, That she shall be heard, by her Counsel, at this Bar, this Day Three Weeks, concerning this Business.
Morley to be instituted to Haunbey;
Ordered, That Doctor Aylett shall give Institution and Induction to Herry Morley Clerk, to the Rectory of Haunbey, in the County and Diocese of Yorke; presented thereunto by Sir Jervais Elves Knight and Wm. Borough Esquire, Patrons thereof.
and Smith to Stranton.
Ordered, That Doctor Aylett shall give Institution and Induction to John Smyth Clerk, to the Vicarage of Stranton, in the Diocese of Durham, void by the Death of the late Incumbent; he being presented thereunto by the Commissioners of the Great Seal.
Writs of Error to be argued.
Ordered, That the Errors, in the Writs of Errors depending in this House, between Tho. Jarman versus Sir Humphry Styles, and between Anne Harris versus Geo. Haughton, and between Slypper versus Cooke, shall be argued, at this Bar, on Thursday next; and Errors between How and Williams shall be then argued.
Lady C. Farmer's Ordinance.
An Ordinance for appointing Mr. Henry Withypole to have the Custody of the Lady Cornelia Farmer, was read the Third Time, and Agreed to; and Ordered to be sent to the House of Commons for their Concurrence therein.
Mrs. Rooke's Cause.
Upon reading the Petition of Mrs. Rookes: It is Ordered, That the Cause concerning her shall be heard, by Counsel on both Sides, at this Bar, on Saturday next; in the mean Time, the Payment of the One Thousand Pounds to be respited.
Col. Sloughter's Petition, for an Allowance.
Provision to be made for the Princess Henrietta.
The Earl of Manchester reported, as the Desire of the Lady Dalkith, "That some Course may be taken for the Supply of the Occasions of the Lady Henrietta; and for disbursing her of such Monies as she hath expended for the Use of the said Lady Henrietta."
It is Ordered, That the House of Commons be sent to, and desired that it be referred to the Committee that are of the Household for the King's Children, that some Course may be taken for a Provision of Maintenance for the Lady Henretta; and if it be not thought convenient that she remain under the Care of the Lady Dalkith, that then some Course be taken for Re-payment of the Monies which she hath disbursed about the Occasions of the Lady Henrietta.
Young sent for, for reprinting Books belonging to Sparks.
Upon reading the Petition of Sparkes, Printer; complaining, "That Jams Young doth re-print Books which he hath printed, tending much to his Prejudice, and it being contrary to an Order of Parliament:"
It is Ordered, That the said Young shall presently attend this House, to answer the same; and that, in the mean (fn. 3) Time, he print no more of the said Books to the Prejudice of the Petitioner.
Message to the H. C. to dispatch the Propositions.
Wolfe's Sequestration to be taken off.
Upon reading a Report from the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations, concerning the taking off the Sequestration of Richard Wolfe, of Stamford: It is Ordered, That this House is of Opinion, it is fit to be taken off; and that the Concurrence of the House of Commons be desired herein.
Duncalfe, Holburn, and Burdett, to be Officers of the Vice Admiralty of Yorkshire.
"Whereas the Earl of Mulgrave hath, by Letter to this Committee, certified that the Affairs of the Vice Admiralty of Yorkesheir are much obstructed, by Want of a Judge, Register, and Marshal; and hath presented (as fit to supply those Places) Mr. John Duncalfe to be Judge, Mr. Robert Howburne to be Register, and John Burdett to be Marshal, of the said Vice Admiralty: This Committee doth recommend it to both Houses of Parliament, that the said Persons may be approved of by them, for their executing of the said Places respectively.
Glyn, Foxwist, Wynn, and Parry, to be ditto for North Wales.
"On Recommendation of Mr. Recorder of London, being One of the Members of this Committee; Ordered, That Thomas Glyn Esquire be presented to the Approbation of both Houses of Parliament, to be Vice Admiral for North Wales; as also that William Foxwist Esquire be presented to be Judge, John Wynn to be Register, and Thomas Parry to be Marshal, of the said Vice Admiralty.
Dickenson, David, and Rice, to be ditto for South Wales.
"Whereas Mr. White, Deputy Vice Admiral for South Wales, hath recommended to the Earl of Pembrooke and Mountgom'ry certain Officers for that Vice Admiralty; videlicet, George Dickenson Master of Arts to be Judge, Lewis David Public Notary to be Register, and Lewis Rice to be Marshal thereof; and whereas his Lordship hath recommended them to this Committee for Execution of the said several Places: Ordered, That the said Persons be presented to both Houses of Parliament, for their approving of them to execute the said Places respectively, if it shall to both Houses seem meet.
Wheeler to be paid 69l. 19s. 6d. for Timber seized by Baxter for Hurst Castle.
"Whereas the Committee hath been petitioned, by John Wheeler, that Captain Peter Baxter, Captain of Hurst Castle, might restore him Forty Pounds in Money, and Timber of about Forty Pounds Value, seized by the said Captain Baxter in Two Vessels of Hamble Rice, at Hurst Castle aforesaid, for Restitution whereof accordingly a Sentence had passed in the Admiralty Court; and whereas, upon Reference made to the Committee of Accompts, it is certified to this Committee, by the said Committee of Accompts, That the said Captain Baxter hath, upon his Accompt, charged himself to the State's Use with Thirty-nine Pounds, Nineteen Shillings, and Six Pence, received out of the said Vessels, and hath also mentioned (fn. 4) in his Accompts, that there was taken therein Timber and Planks, of Thirty Pounds Value, which was used about fortifying the said Castle: This Committee doth therefore (fn. 5) conceive it reasonable, that the said Money and Value of the said Timber and Planks, amounting to Sixty-nine Pounds, Nineteen Shillings, and Six Pence, be paid for by the State; and do recommend it to both Houses of Parliament, to give Order for the Payment thereof to the said Wheeler, in such a Way as they shall in their Wisdom think fit.
Establishment of the Garrison of Hull.
Ordinance to clear Wrench of his Delinquency.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Edward Wrench, of Bostocke, in the County of Chester, Husbandman, who standeth sequestered for his Delinquency to the Parliament, for forsaking his own Habitation, and residing in the Enemy's Quarters, his Estate being a Lease, for Nine Years to come, of the Value of Fifteen Pounds Sixteen Shillings per Annum, shall be, and is hereby, freed and discharged of his Delinquency, and of and from all Seizure and Sequestration of his said Estate; and that all Committees for Sequestration, and other Persons whatsoever employed by the Parliament, or by any Authority derived from the Parliament, do take Notice hereof, and yield a ready Obedience hereunto; he the said Edward Wrench having testified his Affections to the Parliament, by serving in Arms for them for the Space of these Two Years last past, or thereabouts."
Mrs. Massey, Blake, Rolfe, & al.
Upon Report this Day made in the House, in hæc verba; "On Saturday, the 21th Day of February, 1645, there appeared before the Committee of Lords, Mr. Rolfe, and Mrs. Massey, Mr. Goodwin, Mrs. Blake, and Mr. Read; and upon hearing of the Matter, it was Ordered by the Committee, with the Consent of Mr. Goodwin, Mrs. Blake, and Mr. Rolfe, That the Two Hundred Ninety-two Pounds, Ten Shillings, in the Fine-office, in the Hands of Mr. Read, and assigned over by Mr. Goodwin and others to Mr. Gourdon and Mr. Oldisworth, for the Use of Mrs. Massey, as by the said Assignment, dated the Third Day of April, in the 21th Year of the King, doth appear, should be accordingly paid as followeth; videlicet, One Hundred and Forty Pounds down in present, and Twenty Pounds before the End of Easter Term last past; and the Residue, being One Hundred Thirty-two Pounds, Ten Shillings, before the End of Michaelmas Term next, with Interest, at Five Pounds per Centum, for the said One Hundred Thirty-two Pounds, Ten Shillings, from the Third of April, 1646, to the Day of Payment thereof: And it is thought fit by the said Committee, that the said Read be ordered to pay the said Sum of One Hundred and Forty Pounds, upon Sight of the said Order, to Mr. Gourden and Mr. Oldisworth, or their lawful Attorney; and that the Petition of Mrs. Blake and others be hereby dismissed, conditionally, That Mrs. Massey bring in a Certificate to this House, under Hand, that she hath Satisfaction and Assurance for the Performance of this Order and Agreement, before the last Day of this Instant June, or the 15th of July following at the farthest."