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.
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
L. Pawlett, a Pass.
Ordered, That the Lord Pawlett shall have a Pass, into the Country, with his Family and Retinue.
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.
Put to the Question; (videlicet,)
"As many as are of Opinion to agree to this Ordinance, say, "Content"; others say, "Not Content"."
Passed in the Affirmative.
Answer from the H. C.
Answer was returned from the House of Commons, by Dr. Aylett:
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;
A Message was sent to the House of Commns, by Mr. Dr. Aylett:
1. To deliver the Ordinance for making new Commissioners for the Great Seal; and to desire the House of Commons Concurrence.
and about the One to dissolve County Committees.
2. To put them in Mind of the Ordinance for the taking away of the Country Committees, formerly sent them.
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.
"Wherefore he humbly desires to be acquitted, under God, by the Houses, for his great Offence."
To be heard.
Ordered, &c. That the said Petitioner shall be heard, on Thursday next, at 10a of the Clock, touching the Matter of his Petition, as he hath desired.
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.
An Order touching Paule's, was read, and passed; and Ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, for their Concurrence.
The Answer of Hawes against Hawes, was read.
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.
Ordered, That the Justices of Peace that delivered away the Possession of Henry Burly, (videlicet,) Nathaniell Snape and Thomas Hubbard Esquire, shall attend this House on Thursday Sevennight.
Ordinance to continue the Treasurers at War, &c.
The House was put in Mind of the Ordinance for the Treasurers of War, that it might be taken into Consideration.
And the House was adjourned during Pleasure; and the Business debated, but nothing Resolved.
Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance about a Debt to Sir Ed. Pye, by the E. of Arundel.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Sir Thomas Wrouth and others:
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.
Agreed to; videlicet,
"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."
Sir Ed. Pye's Petition about it.
The Petition of Sir Edmond Pye was read, for Relief herein; but nothing was resolved thereupon.
Adjourn, 10a Thursday next.