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 Jovis, 2 die Julii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Sympson.
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Ingle and Ford versus Cornwallis.
Ordered, That the Cause of Mary Foord against Cornwallis, and also the Cause of Ingle against Cornwallis, shall be heard this Day Sevennight.
E. of Northumb. Privilege.
Upon Information by the Earl of Northumb. to this House, "That the Sheriff of Midd. is distraining upon some Goods of his Lordship, for a Post Fine due to the King; which being a Breach of Privilege of Parliament, desired the some Privilege as other Peers have had, for stopping the said Distress."
Which accordingly was Ordered by this House.
The Earl of Northumb. reported from the Committee of both Kingdoms Two Papers:
Bedford to be Auditor of Christ-Church, Oxford.
"Ordered, That it be reported to both Houses, That Mr. Samuell Bedford may have the Place of Auditor of Christ-Church, in Oxford, bestowed upon him; he having been very diligent in his Service done to this Committee as Scout-master.
Letter from Col. Mitton.
"That the Letter of Colonel Mytton, from Caernarvan, of the 15th of June, 1646, be reported to both Houses. (Here enter it.)
"Gualter Frost, Secretary to the said Committee."
Ordered, That this Letter be communicated to the House of Commons; and (fn. 1) likewise to recommend Mr. Sam. Bedford to be Auditor of Christ-Church, in Oxford, he being a fit Person for it.
Popejoy to be instituted to Overton.
Ordered, That Mr. Anthony Popejoy, Clerk, shall be instituted and inducted to the Vicarage of Overton, in the County of Wilts, by Sir Nath. Brent; being presented to the same by the Earl of Pembrooke.
Sir H. Tracy's Cause.
Ordered, That the Earl of Sarum, Lord Mountague, Lord Grey, and Lord Hunsdon, shall be added to the Committee concerning Sir Humphry Tracy.
Message to the H. C. about the following Particulars.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath:
1. To communicate to them the Letter of Colonel Mytton, concerning the Archbishop of Yorke.
2. To desire their Concurrence, that Mr. Sam. Bedford may be Auditor of Christ's-Church.
3. To desire their Concurrence in a Pass, for Three Horses to be sent into Holland, to Captain George Howard.
4. To put them in Mind of the Ordinance concerning Committees.
5. To put them in Mind of the Ordinance concerning Mr. Nitsbett.
6. To communicate to them the Letter of the Prince, which he sent to the Receiver of the Dutchy of Cornwall.
7. To let them know; that this House agrees with them in the Names to be added to the Committee for the City and County of Gloucester, with the Addition of Mr. Wm. Browne, wherein their Concurrence (fn. 2) is desired.
8. To put them in Mind of the Chamberlain of Chester.
Haughton versus Harris, in Error.
This Day the Errors in the Writ of Error depending (fn. 3) in this House was argued by Counsel on both Sides, in the Cause of Haughton Plaintiff and Harris Defendant.
It is Ordered, That all the Judges, except those before whom the Judgement was, shall consider of the Record, and report their Opinions to this House after their Return from their Circuits, before the next Term; and that the Parties on both Sides whom it concerns shall attend the Judges.
Message from the H. C. about Instructions to the Judges;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Greene:
That they had considered of some Votes of Instructions to be given to the Judges before their going (fn. 4) the Circuits, wherein they desired Concurrence.
and about the F. Ambassador.
2. To desire Concurrence in Votes which they have passed, for the Entertainment of the Ambassador coming out of France. (Here enter it.)
Read, and Agreed to.
Goring House to be furnished for him.
Ordered, To send to the House of Commons, that Money may be provided, for the furnishing of Goring House for the Ambassador.
In regard the King's Barges are out of Repair; it is to be signified to the Master of the Ceremonies, that he make Use of some Lords Barges.
The Answer returned was:
Answer to the H. C.
That this House agrees in the Votes concerning the Reception of the French Ambassador: To the other Particulars, this House will take them into Consideration, and send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Instructions for the Judges.
The Instructions for the Judges was read, and referred to the Committee that was appointed Yesterday to draw up Instructions, to consider of them, and report the same to the House To-morrow Morning.
Ly. Lumley's Petition.
Upon reading the Petition of Eliz. Viscountess Lumley: It is Ordered, To be recommended to the House of Commons.
Upon reading the Petition of Mary Blaney, Daughter to the late Lord Blaney: It is Ordered, To be recommended to the House of Commons.
Dell to put in his Answer.
Ordered, That Mr. Wm. Dell shall put in his Answer to the Paper of the Heads of his Sermon preached at Marston, on Monday Morning next, to this House.
Ordinance to discharge the Excise Accompts.
An Ordinance concerning discharging the Commissioners of the Excise, was read, and Agreed to, with a small Addition.
An Order for paying Fifty Pounds to Mr. Tho. Edwards, was read, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
Declaration of the H. C.
Ordered, That the Declaration brought up lately from the House of Commons, touching (fn. 4) ascertaining of their Privileges, shall be taken into Consideration Tomorrow Morning.
Letter from Col. Mitton, that Carnarvonshire, Isle of Anglesey, &c. was reduced; and recommending the Abp. of York for the Service he had done him.
"To the Right Honourable the Committee of both Kingdoms. These, humbly present.
"Having, by the Help of God, reduced into the Obedience of the Parliament this rocky and mountainous Country of Canarvonsheir in North-Wales, situated towards Ireland (One small Town therein excepted which yet is blocked up), and that in a short Time, and with small Forces (the Barrenness of the Country being no Way able to maintain or nourish any great Army); I held it besitting that Ingenuity which the Parliament useth to cherish in all their Servants, to represent unto your Honours (amongst many others) One Person especially, by whom I have been much encouraged and assisted, from Time to Time, in all this Service; it is the Bishop of Yorke, who, besides his Parts of Learning and Experience (which are known, I suppose, to most of your Honours), is of those Means, Power, Kindred, and Alliance in these Parts, as I must profess that his Assistance in several Ways (being invited by me to put himself upon the Favour of the Parliament) hath been very advantageous and effectual in this sudden Reduction of these strong Towns and mountainous Countries into their due Obedience; and I was at first put into the Hopes of gaining his Furtherance in this Work, because I received it from all Hands, that the Archbishop, ever since his coming to Wales, did employ himself rather in defending of his Native Country from the Violence and Concussion of the Commanders in Chief and Soldiery under the King (who accordingly bear him much Rancour and Malice to this Day for such Endeavours), than in actual opposing the Designs of the Parliament; with which Invitation he very easily complied, though towards the 11th Hour of the Day, yet upon the First Calling as it were, and approaching of the Parliamentary Forces unto those remotest Parts of this Kingdom; and being once entered into the Vineyard, I must do him that Right, that he omitted no Expence, Cost, Travel, or Industry, to comply with the Parliament.
"These Services of this wise and grave Personage, myself being unable to requite, I do humbly and most earnestly recommend to your Honours Respect and Consideration, who can best judge what a Man of his Parts, under such Obligations from your Honours and the Parliament, may hereafter deserve: So shall your Honours, together with him, very much engage
"Most humble and faithful Servant,
"Since the Writing of this Letter, it hath pleased God, after some Trouble, but without Bloodshed, that the Isle and County of Anglesey, with the strong Castle therein, is entirely reduced unto the King and Parliament; and in this Service my Lord of Yorke had none of the least Parts, besides that his Lordship, whilst our Forces expected other Employment; withdrew his own Men from his House at Penrbyn, and, with some Addition of his Friends, hath laid a close Siege unto Convay Town and Castle, and doth at this Instant vigorously pursue it; which I thought myself bourd to represent unto your Lordships, for the Benefit and Advantage of that worthy Person.
Carnarvon, 15 Junii, 1645.
Orders concerning the Reception and Entertainment of the F. Ambassador.
"1. That Sir Oliver Fleminge (accompanied with some Gentlemen, do, in some of the King's Barges, repair unto Gravesend, there to give the French Ambassador his First Reception.
"2. That One of the Members of the House of Peers and Two of the Members of this House do, with One of the King's principal Barges, repair unto Greenw'ch, there to receive the French Ambassador; and to accompany him from thence unto such House as is, or shall be, appointed by both Houses of Parliament.
"3. That Coaches be appointed, to attend at Tower Wharf, for the French Ambassador, and for the Members of both Houses of Parliament.
"4. That Goring House is by the Houses appointed for the Entertainment of the French Ambassador; and that it be referred to the Committee for Foreign Affairs, to take Care that the said House be made ready for his Entertainment accordingly."
Order for 50£. to Edwards.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Sum of Fifty Pounds be bestowed upon Mr. Thomas Edwards, for his good Service to the Parliament, in assisting of Colonel Mitton, for the reducing of North-Wales; and that the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies sitting at Habberdashers Hall do forthwith advance and pay the said Sum of Fifty Pounds unto the said Mr. Thomas Edwards accordingly."