Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 8, 1645-1647. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
This free content was digitised by double rekeying. All rights reserved.
DIE Veneris, 20 Novembris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Hardwicke.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
L. Viscount Hereford.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Horton to be One of the Assembly.
Ordered, That the House of Commons be put in Mind, that Mr. Horton may be added to be One of the Assembly of Divines, the rather because that Mr. Burroughs is lately dead.
E. of North'ton and Doughty.
Upon reading the Answer of Mr. Doughty: It is Ordered, That the Earl of North'ton shall have a Copy of it. (Here enter it.)
Order about Floyd's House in Dean's Yard vacated.
Upon Report by the Lord Mountague, from the Committee of the College of Westm. concerning Floyd's House, in The Deane's Yard, which is stopped from Building by the Order of this House:
It is Ordered, That the said Order is hereby revoked and vacated, dated the 8th of October, 1646.
Order about Bodvell's Children.
Next, the Order made Yesterday, concerning Mr. Bodvell's Children to be committed into the Custody of Sir Wm. Russell, for their Education, to see whether it was rightly entered, or not.
And it was Resolved, upon the Question, That this Order is rightly entered. (Here enter it.)
The Question being put, "Whether this Order shall remain in the Clerk of the Parliaments Hands for a Week before it be delivered out?"
It was Resolved in the Negative.
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."
It is Ordered, That this Petition is laid aside, without any Engagement.
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.
This Day Wm. Browne, according to an Order of this House, attended, to shew Reason why he permits not the Earl of Midd. to have the Use of the Lord Viscount Purbeck's Lodgings in Sum'sett 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."
Upon this, the Earl of Midd. produced the Assignment of those Lodgings to the Earl of Midd. for his Use.
But the House at this Time gave no Resolution herein.
Cook and Slipper, in Error.
Ordered, That the Errors in the Writ of Error depending in this House between Cooke and Slypper shall be argued, by Counsel, at this Bar, Six Days after the End of this Term.
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.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath:
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.
2. To deliver the Ordinance for the Fast, and desire their Concurrence in the Alterations.
3. To desire their Concurrence in the Ordinance concerning Annotations upon the Dutch Bible translated.
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.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords assembled in Parliament.
"That, upon the 19th of this present November, this annexed Order of the 14th was delivered unto Thomas Doughty therein named; whereunto he humbly answereth, and saith,
"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.
House adjourned till 10a cras.