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 Veneris, 4 Septembris.
L. Pawlett, a Pass.
Ordinance to appoint Commissioners of the Great Seal.
An Ordinance was brought into this House, to appoint several Commissioners of the Great Seal of England; (videlicet), Mr. Serjeant Brampston, Sir Natbaniell Brent, Mr. Serjeant Greene, (fn. 1) and Mr. Serjeant Turner; read the First, Second, and Third Time.
Answer from the H. C.
That to the Business concerning the Earl of Cleveland, Serjeant Glanvill, to the Ordinance concerning Nicholas Folkingham to be Vicar of Southweale, and the Ordinance for making Math. Elliston Rector of the Parish of Stamford Rivers; that they have taken them into their Consideration, and will return Answer by Messengers of their own.
Message to them, with the Ordinance about the Great Seal;
and about the One to dissolve County Committees.
Turgis desires to be acquitted for speaking by Compulsion against the Parliament Party.
The Petition of Francis Turgis, was this Day read; shewing, "That Three or Four Commanders and Officers of the King's Party came to him, with their Swords and Pistols, and threatened him (fn. 2) with present Death, unless he would drink a Glass of Beer, wishing "it might be his Poison if he did not wish Confusion to all that fight against the Cavaliers;" which Words through base Fear he did speak, and for so doing he hath been exceedingly troubled with Horror of Conscience ever since.
To be heard.
Noyes to be instituted to Sherfield.
Ordered, That Doctor Aylett, or his lawful Deputy, are hereby authorized and required, upon Sight hereof, to give Institution and Induction unto William Noyes Clerk, to the Rectory of Sherfeild English, in the County of Southampton, and Diocese of Winton, void by the Death of the late Incumbent, and in Lapse, salvo Jure cujuscunque; the said Mr. Noyes producing his Presentation thereunto under the Great Seal of England: And this to be a sufficient Authority in that Behalf.
and Scudamore to Byfleet.
Ordered, &c. That Mr. Doctor Heath, or his lawful Deputy, are hereby authorized and required, upon Sight hereof, to give Institution and Induction unto Samuell Scadamore Clerk, Master of Arts, to the Rectory of Byflett, in Com. Surrey, and Diocese of Winton, void by the Death of the late Incumbent Hope Gifford, salvo Jure cujuscunque; the said Mr. Scadamore producing his Presentation thereunto under the Hand and Seal of the Right Honourable Thomas Earl of Elgin, the lawful Patron: And this to be a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf.
Col. Allen freed from Arrests.
Ordered, That William Allen Esquire, brought before their Lordships this Day by Habeas Corpus cum Causa, shall be released of his present Restraint in Woodstreete Compter, London; and that the Sheriffs of London, the Secondaries of the said Compter, and their Deputies, shall be saved harmless for his said Enlargement, any Thing to the contrary notwithstanding.
Order about St. Paul's.
Ordered, &c. That the Cause between Anne Hawes Widow and Nicholas Hawes shall be heard, at this Bar, on the 21th of October next, at 10a of the Clock in the Morning; and that all Parties concerned are then to attend with their Counsel accordingly.
Ordinance to continue the Treasurers at War, &c.
Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance about a Debt to Sir Ed. Pye, by the E. of Arundel.
That the House of Commons have discovered a Debt due to Sir Edmond Pye, a Delinquent, from the Earl of Arundell, for which they have passed an Ordinance, and desire the Lords Concurrence with them in the passing of it.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That such Part of the Debt owing by the Earl of Arundell unto Sir Edmond Pye a Delinquent (and discovered to the Committee of Lords and Commons sitting at Haberdash'rs Hall), as shall belong to the State, be paid in to the Trustees to the said Committee, and by them issued for the Use of poor Soldiers Wives and Widows who have Monies due to them from the State."