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 Saturni, 21 die Novembris.
L. Stourton tenders himself.
Boilston and Stitch, about the Rectory of Weston.
Upon reading the Answer of Thomas Boilston, Clerk: It is Ordered, That this House will confirm the Order of this House, made for giving Boilston Institution and Induction to the Church of Weston, in the County of Derby, unless Thomas Stitch do shew Cause to the contrary on Thursday next, and make it appear to this House that he is not a Convict Recusant.
Ordinance to be brought in, for making Powder, on Worsley's Petition.
Paper from the Spanish Ambassador.
Hall to be instituted to Stoke Ash.
Ordered, That Doctor Heath shall give Institution and Induction to Oliver Hall Clerk, Master of Arts, to the Rectory of Stoke Ash, in the County of Suff. void by the Resignation of Robert Clerke the late Incumbent; the said Mr. Hall producing his Presentation thereunto under the Hand and Seal of Rob't Willes the lawful Patron thereof (pro hác vice): And this with a Salvo Jure cujuscunque; he first taking the solemn League and Covenant.
Ministers to take the Covenant before their Institution.
Howard, a Pass to come Home, and return to Holland.
Ordered, That Mr. Thomas Howard shall have a Pass, with Four Servants, to come into England, and stay here Two Months from his Arrival, and afterwards to go (fn. 1) to his Charge in Holland again; and the Concurrence of the House of Commons to be desired herein.
Willan to be instituted to Hoxne,
Ordered, That Doctor Aylett shall give Institution and Induction to Edward Willan Clerk, to the Rectory of Hoxne, in the County of Suff. void by the Resignation of Oliver Hall Clerk, the late Incumbent; the said Mr. Willan producing his Presentation thereunto under the Hand and Seal of Tho. Oliver the Patron: And this with a salvo Jure cujuscunque: Provided, That the (fn. 1) said Mr. Willan do first take the solemn League and Covenant.
and Constable to Allhallows in Huntingdon.
Ordered, That Doctor Aylett do give Institution and Induction to Steven Constable Clerk, Master of Arts, to the Rectory of Allhallowes and St. John's, in the Town of Huntingdon, in Com. Huntingdon, now void; the said Mr. Constable producing his Presentation thereunto under the Great Seal of England; the said Steven Constable first taking the National League and Covenant: And this with a salvo Jure cujuscunque.
Ordinance for Banks to be Rector of Ivy Church.
Upon reading the Petition of John Banks Minister; shewing, "That the Rectory of Ivy Church, in the County of Kent (formerly in the Patronage of the Bishop of (fn. 2)), is now void, by the Death of the late Incumbent, Thomas Jackson Doctor in Divinity; and the Petitioner hath a Certificate from some of the Assembly of Divines, of his Abilities for the Work of the Ministry."
Langham & al. and Lymbrey & al.
This Day being appointed for the Judges to deliver their Opinions, "Whether the Case between Alderman Langham, &c. and Captain Lymbery and others, as it was opened at this Bar, be within the Statute of 4 H. IV. or no?"
"We are of Opinion, That this Case, as it hath been opened at the Bar before your Lordships, as touching the Judgement in the King's Bench, is within the Statute of 4 H. IV.; the which is all (as we conceive) that is referred to us upon that Statute in this Case."
Trelawny and his Creditors.
Mrs. Rous and Fitchett.
Upon reading the Petition of Eliz. Rous, against Mr. Fitchett, who hath the Protection of this House: It is Ordered, That the said Mr. Fitchett shall have a Copy of the Petition, and return his Answer to this House on Thursday next:
Jennings and Gery.
Plowden, a Pass to France.
Worsley's Petition, for a Patent for making Salt-petre.
"That your Petitioner, considering the great Use and Necessity of Salt-petre, with the Encouragements lately given thereunto in some Ordinance of Parliament, hath at length, by certain Experiments, found out a Way of making the same without any Burthen at all to the Subject, either in pressing their Carts and Servants, digging up of Houses, Cellars, or Stables, or the least incroaching upon the Liberties and Privileges of any; it tending only to the better Improvement of some Materials, and Employment of divers Poor in this Kingdom.
Certificate from the Committee of Aldermen about it.
"This Day Sir John Wollaston Knight and Alderman, Sir John Gaire Knight and Alderman, Mr. Sheriff Foote Alderman, and Mr. Alderman Witham, Committees formerly appointed to consider of the Propositions presented by Benjamin Worsley Gentleman, touching the making of Salt-petre, did deliver into this Court a Report in Writing, under their Hands, how they find the same, and their Opinions; the Tenor whereof is as followeth; (videlicet,)
"According to an Order of this Honourable Court of the 17th of February last, we, whose Names are hereunder written, do humbly certify, That we have met together, and taken into Consideration the Propositions presented by Benjamin Worsley Gentleman, in in the said Order named, in the Behalf of the Kingdom, concerning the making of Salt-petre, and of his Motions to the City touching the same: We have likewise demanded of the same Mr. Worsely many Particulars about the said Subject; and from his Answers have received so much Satisfaction, as seemeth probable to us, of his Ability to make (after a Year or Two) some Quantity of Salt-petre, without digging up of Houses or Cellars: His Contrivement we also conceive, in several respects, greatly to tend to the Public Good, and in special to the Interest of this City, without discerning his Way can be prejudicial (in the least) unto any; he being neither desirous to debar any to import the said Commodities, and to make it after the Way it is now used; but rather beneficial to all, both in general to the Subject, by removing divers Annoyances and Inconveniencies they now suffer under, and in particular to poor People, many of whom he will thereby set on Work and employ.
Paper from the Spanith Ambassader, about the Repayment of 50,000l. borrowed, for the Public Use, of Spanish Merchants, Part of the Cargo of The Sancta Clara.
"Don Alonso De Cardenas, of the Council of His Catholic Majesty, and His Ambassador in this Kingdom, doth represent to your Honours, That, having received particular strict Orders from the King his Master, to demand of the Parliament, that forthwith Command may be given to pay the Fifty Thousand Pounds Sterling, and the Interest thereof, which your Honours do retain, assured upon the Public Faith of this Kingdom to the Spanish Merchants, who have delivered the annexed Petition unto his Lordship; and in regard his Lordship extremely desireth that a good Correspondence may be preserved, and that the King his Master may see the Parliament's reciprocal Intentions to comply therewith, specially in a Business so plain and without any Difficulty; his Lordship hopeth your Honours will be pleased to order it accordingly, being your Honours noble Promise by your Orders which were made in this Business; and (fn. 3) so his Lordship most earnestly doth demand it, in the Name of the King his Master.
11 Novembris, 1646.
Petition from the Spanith Merchants to him about it.
"The humble Petition of Ignatis De Landajuola, Marcos De Larrumbide, and Alonso De Trada, Spaniards, for themselves and in the Behalf of their Friends, by virtue of their Procurations, interessed in the Lading of the Ship St. Clara, Benedick Stafford Master, which came from the Island of S'to Domingo;
"That, in the Month of August, in the Year 1642, was unladen in the Port of Southampton the Lading of the said Ship, consisting of Cochineal, Tobacco, Hides, and other Commodities, to the Value of above Seventy Thousand Pounds, besides Thirty Thousand Pounds in Silver proceeding of your Petitioners Goods and Merchandizes; from whence it was brought, by the Parliament's Order, to this City of London, who took into their Possession the said Thirty Thousand Pounds in Silver, and caused your Petitioners to pay Twenty Thousand Pounds more upon their Goods, with Assurance of the Public Faith that the same should be re-paid unto your Petitioners: That your Petitioners, having solicited Re-payment thereof with little Hope, have been constrained most humbly to address themselves to His Catholic Majesty their Sovereign and Master, and represent unto His said Majesty the great Damage they sustain by the Delay in delivering the said Monies unto your Petitioners, and the Misery in which through that Means they are reduced; whereupon His Majesty was graciously pleased to refer the Business to His Royal Council of The Indies, where the whole Proceedings and Circumstances of the Business was examined; and thereupon were granted these His said Majesty's Orders, which your Petitioners present unto his Excellency.
"Therefore your Petitioners most humbly beseech your Excellency, that, in Execution of the same, you would be pleased to assist them, and procure the Parliament to command that forthwith full and entire Satisfaction be given your Petitioners, of Fifty Thousand Pounds Sterling, with Interest.