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, 20 Novembris.
L. Viscount Hereford.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Horton to be One of the Assembly.
E. of North'ton and Doughty.
Order about Floyd's House in Dean's Yard vacated.
Order about Bodvell's Children.
Lane's Petition, for a Pardon.
The Petition of Richard Lane was read; shewing, "That he is very sensible of the Displeasure and Censure of these Honourable Houses against him, and is heartily sorry that he hath offended the same: He humbly desires their Pardon, and that he may be received into their Grace and Mercy; and the rather, in respect he is above Threescore Years of Age, and subject to many Infirmities of Body, and, for Want of Subsistence, he is very unable to dispose of himself into any Foreign Parts."
Walter & Ux.
This Day Sir Robert Wingfield deposed upon Oath, at this Bar, "That he was present when Mrs. Ann Abbersfielde did speak to Mr. Walter, to know of him whether he would obey the Orders of the Lords in Parliament, made concerning his Wife Eliz. Walter. And Mr. Walter replied again, "I will obey none of their Orders"."
And the said Mrs. Ann Abbersfield, upon Oath, vivâ voce, said, "That (fn. 1) Mr. Walter said, when she pressed him to know whether he would obey the Lords Orders, or not, made concerning his Wife; and he answered, "He would obey none of their Lordships Orders"."
Brown, for refusing the E. of Midd. Chambers in Som'set House.
And he gave this Answer: "That he had received an Order from the Committee of the House of Commons for the King's Houses, commanding him not to permit or suffer any Person or Persons whatsoever to lodge in Sum'sett House, without the special Directions and Authority from that Committee."
Cook and Slipper, in Error.
How and Williams, D°.
Ordered, That the Errors in the Writ of Error between Howe and Williams shall (fn. 2) be argued, at this Bar, by Counsel on both Sides, on Tuesday next.
Message to the H. C. about the following Particulars.
1. To put them in Mind of Mr. Horton, that he may be added to the Assembly of Divines, upon the Death of Mr. Burroughs; and to put them in Mind of Mr. Roberts to be added to be One of the Assembly of Divines.
Order concerning Bodvell's Children.
"Whereas, upon the Petition of Anne Bodvill, it was Ordered, on the 17th of this Instant November, That, upon serving of the said Petition and Order, John Bodvill Esquire, Husband of the said Anne, should shew Cause the next Day to this House, why the Children of the said John and Anne should not be speedily delivered into the Custody of Sir William Russell Knight and Baronet, the Grandfather of the said Children, or otherwise this House would so dispose of them accordingly; which Petition and Order was served, by leaving them at the Lodging of the said Mr. Bodvill, who was not to be spoken with, as was made appear to this House by the Affidavit of John Gould, who served the same; notwithstanding which, no Obedience hath been given by the said Mr. Bodvill touching the same."
Doughty's Answer, about the E. of Northampton's Papers.
"That, in the Minority of James Earl of Northampton, the said Thomas Doughty, being intrusted by Mary Countess Dowager of Northampton with certain Evidences, Writings, and Conveyances, did (by the Approbation of the said Earl, and according to the Trust reposed in him) deliver the said Writings and Evidences above Two Years now sithence into the Hands and Custody of the said Countess, Mother of the said Earl of Northampton; the keeping whereof the said Countess of Northampton hath several Times acknowledged, in regard the said Writings do concern himself and her Ladyship's younger Children.
"Wherefore the said Thomas Doughty humbly prayeth, that, the said Writings and Evidences not being in his Power or Custody, this High Court will not please to impute to him any Disobedience to the said Order, for the not delivering of what is not in his Hands or Dispose, whereof he is ready to make Oath, if this High Court shall so please to direct.