House of Lords Journal Volume 8: 6 February 1647

Pages 709-711

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, 6 die Februarii.

PRAYERS, by Mr. Corbett.

Domini præsentes fuerunt:

Comes Manchester, Speaker.

Comes Kanc.
Comes Sar.
Comes Warr.
Comes Rotel.
Viscount Hereford.
Comes Midd.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Dacres.
Ds. Howard de Escr.
Ds. Grey de Werk.

Cecil's Ordinance to be Keeper of Theobald's Park.

An Order was read, for Rob't Cecill to have the Pension of Ninety Pounds per Annum, for keeping the Lodge in Theobald's Parke; and Agreed to, and Ordered to be sent to the House of Commons for their Concurrence.

Rutter's Petition.

The Petition of John Rutter read.

Orders for Concurrence.

An Order for Six Pounds per Week to be paid to the Viscountess Rann'lagh. (Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

An Order for Mr. Basill to be Attorney in Ireland, was read, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)

An Order for One Hundred Pounds for Mrs. Wisborrow, was read, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)

Laurence & al. to be released.

Upon reading the Petition of Humfrey Laurance, Bent, and Reade: (Here enter it.)

It is Ordered, That they be brought to this Bar on Monday Morning next; to have an Admonition, and so to be released.

L. Loftus versus Sir G. Wentworth and Sir P. Manwaring.

Upon reading the Petition of Edward Lord Viscount Loftus, of Ely: It is Ordered, That Sir George Wentworth and Sir Phillip Manwaring shall, within One Week after this Order be served upon them, appear before this House, to shew Cause why he hath not obeyed the Orders of this House mentioned in the Petition.

Roberts to be Engineer to the Ordnance.

Ordered, That an Ordinance be drawn up, for Robertes to be Engineer to The Tower of London.

Petition from the City.

Ordered, That the City Petition shall be taken into further Consideration on Monday Morning next.

Persons to be employed about the King.

The Earl of Northumb. reported a List from the Committee of the Revenue, of such Places as are fit to have Persons employed in about the King at Holdenby.

A Memoir also was read, from the said Committee.

Payment of the Committee in the North.

The Committees appointed to go into the North are paid, in Pursuance of Two Orders of the Commons, the Sum of Nine Hundred Pounds.

By an Order of the Commons House, the said Committees sent into the North are to have their Bills of Exchange paid out of the Revenue, not exceeding the Sum of One Thousand Pounds.

It is informed, "That the Bills of Exchange returned from the Commissioners sent to the King amount unto Two Thousand Five Hundred Pounds."

Several other Papers of Diet, &c. were reported likewise:

Committee to meet with One of the H. C. about these Matters.

And these Lords following were appointed to consider of these Papers, and report the same to the House; and that the House of Commons be desired to nominate a Committee of their House, of a proportionable Number, to join with the said Lords herein:

Comes Northumb.
Comes Kent.
Comes Sarum.
Comes Warwicke.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Suffolke.
Comes Lyncolne.
Ds. Howard.
Ds. North.
Ds. Willoughby.
Ds. Wharton.

Any Three, to meet this Afternoon, at Three a Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings.

Message from the H. C. with a Letter of Credence for the Commissioners going to Scotland; and with an Ordinance.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Pierrpont:

1. To desire Concurrence in a Letter of Credence to be given to the Earl of Stanford, Mr. Goodwin, and Mr. Ashhurst, to the Parliament of Scotland.

(Here enter it.)

Read, and Agreed to.

2. An Ordinance for Martial (fn. 1) Law for the Government of those Soldiers as are going over into Ireland.

(Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

The Answer returned was:


That this House agrees to the Particulars of this Message now brought up.

Pardon for Convicts on the Western Circuit.

A Pardon was read, for some Persons which were reprieved in the last Western Circuit, for that some of their Faults were small.

It being Agreed to, it is Ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, for their Concurrence therein.

Message to the H. C. with it;—for Committees to meet to consider of Persons to be employed about the King; and to fill up the vacant Judges Places.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Dr. Heath and Mr. Hakewill:

1. To deliver to them all the Papers reported this Day from the Committee of the Revenue, concerning the Places which are to be furnished with Persons about the King at Holdenby; and to let them know, that this House hath nominated a Committee of Eleven Lords, to meet this Afternoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, to consider of them; and desire them that they would name a Committee of a proportionable Number, to join with them; and, after Consideration thereof, to make Report to the Houses.

2. To deliver the Pardon for the Persons reprieved by the Judges in the Western Circuit, and desire their Concurrence therein.

3. To desire that the Committee of their House may meet the Committee of Lords, to consider of the filling up the Places of the Judges on Thursday next.

Snelson released.

Ordered, That Snelson, the Serjeant, shall be released from his present Restraint.

Order for 6 l. per Week to Lady Ranelagh.

"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Sum of Six Pounds per Week be allowed and paid unto the Lady Viscountess Rann'lagh, for the present Support and Relief of the extreme Necessities of herself and her Children, out of the Treasury for Sequestrations at Guildhall, London; and the said Treasurers for Sequestrations are hereby required to make due Payment of the said Six Pounds Weekly accordingly."

Basill to be Attorney General in Ireland.

The Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled do approve of William Basill, of Lincolnes Inne, Esquire, to go into Ireland, with the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, in the Place and Employment of the King's Attorney General for that Kingdom; and do order, That the Solicitor General for England do prepare a Grant for that Place to the said Mr. Basill, in usual Form, to pass the Great Seal of England; and that the Commissioners of the Great Seal for the Time being do pass the said Grant under the Great Seal accordingly."

Order for 100 l. for Mrs. Wyborroe.

"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Sum of One Hundred Pounds be paid and bestowed upon Anne Wyborroe, in Consideration of her great Sufferings, and for her Relief, and Satisfaction of her Demands, by the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies at Haberdash'rs Hall."

Letter of Credence for the Commissioners going to Scotland.

"Right Honourable,

"We are commanded, by both Houses of Parliament, to signify unto you, That they have nominated and appointed Henry Earl of Stamford, Robert Goodwin and Will'm Ashurst Esquires, Committees and Commissioners of both Houses of the Parliament of England to the Parliament of Scotland; and therefore, in the Name of the Two Houses of Parliament, we are to desire the Parliament of Scotland to give unto them, or any Two of them, full Credit in those Things which shall be propounded by them from and on the Behalf of both Houses of Parliament.

"Your Lordships

"Very affectionate Friends and Servants.

"To the Right Honourable the Lords the Commissioners of Shires and Boroughs assembled in the Parliament of Scotland."

Order for Lieut. Grimeo to deliver Copes, &c. to the Gentleman Usher; and for all Popish Relics, &c. at Oxford, to be delivered to him.

The House being this Day informed, "That Lieutenant Colonel Grymes, and Captain Grymes his Son, or One of them, have lately seized and taken into their Possession Twelve Copes from Trinity Colledge in Oxford, and divers other Goods from several supposed Delinquents, but produced no Warrant authorizing them or either of them so to do; which said Copes and Goods they keep in their own Possession, in the Houses of one Hanes or Wilson, or One of them:"

It is Ordered, &c. That the Gentleman Usher attending this House, or his Deputies, are hereby authorized and commanded, taking some of His Majesty's Officers, to make diligent Search and Enquiry for the Copes and Goods aforesaid, in the said Houses, or either of them, and in such other suspicious Place, or Places as they shall be informed that they are; and, finding them, or any of them, to seize and take into Possession of the said Gentleman Usher or his Deputies, and afterwards present them unto this House: And it is further Ordered, That the said Gentleman Usher, or his Deputies, are hereby authorized and commanded, taking some of His Majesty's Officers, to repair to any College or Hall within the University of Oxon, and to demand of the Governors and Scholars there all such Relics of Superstition and Popery as are in their Custodies or Jurisdictions; and in case they be not delivered upon Demand, then to seize, take, and bring them up to this House, to be disposed of as they shall think fit: And this to be a sufficient Warrant.

To the Gentleman Usher, or his Deputy, &c. and to the Governor of Oxford, or his Deputy, &c.

E of Thanet's and Soale's Possessions in Steyning disturbed by Woodcocks, to be quieted

The House being informed, by the Affidavit of Two Witnesses, "That one James Sole, of Heyfeild, a Tenant of the Earl of Thannett's, a Peer of this Realm, hath been divers and several Times disturbed in his quiet Possession of certain Lands of the said Earl's, called The Batts, in Steaning, in the County of (fn. 2) Essex, by Thomas Woodcock the Elder, and Edward and Francis Woodcock his Sons, by driving the Cattle of the said James Sole from off the Premises, and that the said Edward and Francis, with their Abettors, usually remain and abide in or near the said Lands, with Swords, Pistols, and other Weapons, and give out threatening Speeches, so that the said Sole maketh no Use of the Land" And whereas the said Earl is willing and ready to join Issue in Law with the said Parties, or any of them, by Ejectment or otherwise, touching the litle of the said Land, or their Claim thereto, as they or any of them shall lay their Action

It is Ordered, &c That the quiet Possession shall be and remain to the said Earl of Thannett, his Tenants and Under tenants, untill he or they shall be ejected by due Course of Law, and herein the Sheriff and Justices of the Peace of the said County shall be aiding and assisting to the said Earl, his Tenants and Under tenants, by all lawful Means whatsoever

Ogle committed to New gate, and to be proceeded against

Ordered, &c That Captain Thomas Ogle shall stand committed to the Prison of Newgate, there to be kept in Safety until the Pleasure of this House be farther signified, for making Escape formerly out of Prison, being committed for Treason and other Crimes against the State, and since hath acted in divers Practices against the Parliament And it is further Ordered, That the King's Counsel are to proceed against him as they shall think fit

To the Gentleman Usher, &c to be delivered to the Keeper (fn. 3) of Newgate

Laurence and others, committed for disturbing Clark, Minister of Streatham Petition to be released

"To the Right Honourable the Lords in Parliament assembled

"The humble Petition of Humphry Lawrence, William Read, and Richard Bent,

"Humbly sheweth,

"That whereas, upon the Hearing before your Lordships of the Complaint of Mr Mathew Clarke, Minister of Stretham, in the Isle of Ely, against your Petitioners, your Petitioners were justly committed to the Prison of The Fleete, during your Lordships Pleasure, and whereas your Petitioners are poor Husbandmen, and were hardly able when they were at Liberty, with all their Labour and Industry, to keep themselves and Family from Penury and Want, who are now by reason of this their Imprisonment in great Necessity

"Your Petitioners, being very sorry for their Offence, most humbly pray that your Lordships will be pleased to discharge them of their said Imprisonment, so as they may be enabled by their Endeavours to provide for themselves and their Families

"And your Petitioners, their Wives and Children, shall be bound to pray, &c

"Humphry Laurence.
Rich Bent
Wm Read"

E of Pembroke and Ly. Wilde concerning Stepney and Hackney

Upon Information given to this House, "That the Lady Wylde, her Attornies, Officers, Agents, and Solicitors, or some of them, have endeavoured, and do endeavour, to extend and get the Possession of the Manors of Stepney and Hackney from the Earl of Pembrook and Mountgom'ry, to which he and his Trustees are intitled in Right of his Son the Lord Phillip Herbert, they having been in Possess on thereof about Five Years last past, which doth tend to the great Damage of the said Earl, and Disturbance of his Tenants, Officers, and Agents there"

It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords assembled in Parliament, That all Manner of Proceedings (either by Extent or otherwise) against the said Manors, Lands, or Tenements, shall be staid, and that the Officers, Ser vants, and Agents of the said Earl, their Deputy and Deputies, be no Way hindered, disturbed, or molested, in the Execution of such then Offices whereof they are in Possession under his Lordship, until the said Earl shall be fully heard upon the whole Matter And the Sheriff of the County of Middlesex for the Time being, his Deputy or Deputies, and the said Lady Wylde, her Attornies, Solicitors, Officers, and Agents, and every of them, are hereby strictly charged and required to take special Care that they shall yield ready Obedience unto this Order accordingly

Ordinance for Martial Law in Ireland

"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland shall have Power to grant Commission of Martial Law to the Major General of the Army for Ireland, and such others as the Lord Lieutenant shall think fit, for the executing of Martial Law, from Time to Time, in the conducting and transporting of such Forces only as are or shall be designed for Ireland, according to the Laws of War used and observed in the Army of Sir Thomas Fairefax, General of the Parliament's Forces in England, during the Time of the Forces as aforesaid designed for Ireland shall be in England"

Taylor to be instituted to Hutton,

Ordered, &c That Doctor Aylett, or his lawful Deputy, are hereby authorized and required, upon Sight of this Order, to give Institution and Induction unto Walter Tayler Clerk, Master of Arts, to the Rectory of Hutton, in the County of Essex, void by the Death of the late Incumbent, Salvo Jure cujuscunque, the said Mr Tayler taking the National League and Covenant, and producing his Presentation thereunto under the Great Seal of England

Maleverer to Marsk,

Ordered, &c That Doctor Aylett, or his lawful Deputy, are hereby authorized and required, upon Sight of this Order, to give Institution and Induction unto Edm Maleverer Clerk, Master of Arts, to the Rectory of Marsk, in Com Richmond, void by the Death of John Jackson Clerk, the late Incumbent, salvo Jure cujuscunque, the said Mr Malcverer taking the National League and Covenant, and producing his Presentation thereunto under the Hand and Seal of Jo Hutton Esquire, the lawful Patron pleno Jure

and Parr to Ryegate

Ordered, &c That Doctor Heath, or his lawful Deputy, are hereby authorized and required, upon Sight of this Order, to give Institution and Induction unto Rich'd Parr Master of Arts, to the Vicarage of Reigate, salvo Jure cujuscunque, the said Mr Parr taking the National League and Covenant, and producing his Presentation thereunto under the Hand and Seal of Mrs Margarett James, Patroness


  • 1. Deest in Originali
  • 2. Antea Sussex, vide pag 707
  • 3. Deest in Originali