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 Mercurii, 24 die Decembris.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Ds. Grey de Warke.
E. of Ancram, a Protection.
Ordered, That the Earl of Anc'am shall have the Protection of this House, for his Person and Goods, from being arrested, until Midsummer Term next; and all Persons whom it concerns are to take Notice hereof.
Message to the H. C. with Dr. Walker's Narrative, and the Letter to the Governor of Flanders; and about the following Particulars.
1. To communicate the Narrative of Doctor Walker's Negotiation, and the Letter to be sent to the Governor of Flanders; which the Lords do approve of, and desire their Concurrence; and that it may be signed by their Speaker, as their Lordships have ordered their Speaker so to do.
Lady Gorge's Petition.
Sir W. Russell and Lenthall.
Steward and De Franchi.
This Day being peremptorily appointed to hear the Cause between Walter Steward and Nic. Di Franchi, by Counsel on both Sides; but upon Failure of Mr. Steward for not attending: It is Ordered, That this Cause shall be peremptorily heard, by Counsel on both Sides, the 3d of January next: And if either Side shall then fail to come with Counsel, then this House will either hear it on that Side the Counsel appears, (fn. 1) or dismiss it, as they shall think fit.
E. of Essex's Arrears.
Sir T. Mayhern's Case.
Blake and Rolfe.
Upon the Petition of Anne Blake Plaintiff, and Wm. Rolfe Defendant, desiring the Cause depending in this House may be dismissed this House: It is Ordered accordingly, if Cause be not shewed to this House by To-morrow Sevennight.
Draught of Sir Theodore Mayhern's Case.
"That the Lords have passed the Ordinance sent up from the House of Commons, for providing a necessary Maintenance for the Servants of the Duke of Gloucester and the Princess Elizabeth's Houshold, it being now reduced; wherein they find only Two Hundred Pounds per Annum appointed for Sir Theodore Mayerne, who long since, upon his coming into England, at the Desire of King James, had, by Agreement and Grant under the Great Seal of England, the Yearly Pension of above Nine Hundred Pounds; which Pension hath been unpaid ever since these unhappy Differences: He had also allowed Him for His Service a constant Diet, valued at Five Hundred Pounds per Annum, which now he is deprived of: Yet he doth faithfully and diligently attend upon the King's Children, and hath often given with good Success his best Advice to several Members of both Houses that have desired it, and is still ready so to do. The Lords do desire that the House of Commons would join with them, in taking the said Sir Theodore De Mayerne into further Consideration, for his Pension and Diet, in such Sort as may encourage him to remain here amongst us; and that he, having been called hither from beyond the Seas, may not, for not performing of the Agreement with him, be forced to return back again."
Jones's Petition, to be Prothonotary of Merioneth, &c. in Consideration of his Losses.
"That your Petitioner, for his good Affection to the common Cause of Religion and Liberty, and for refusing to yield any Assistance for the Furtherance of this unnatural War against the Parliament and Kingdom, was, at the First Beginning of this Distraction, forced with his Family to desert his Habitation, for his Safety; and had his whole Estate then plundered, sequestered, and totally ruined; himself, his Wife and Children, being above these Three Years exposed to much Hazard, and wholly deprived of all Means of Subsistence.
"May it therefore please your Lordships to take his Condition into your tender Consideration; and, for the Reparation of his great Losses sustained for adhering to the Parliament, and for enabling your Petitioner with his Family to subsist, that your Lordships would confer on him the Office of Prothonotary, and Clerk of (fn. 2) the Crown, in the Counties of Merioneth, Carnarvon, and Anglesey, formerly by a Delinquent now in the Enemy's Quarters executed."