Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 9, 1646. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Jovis, 14 die Octobris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Goode.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Ds. Ella Warr.
Sir J. Henderson, Leave to deliver Letters to the King, from the K. of Denmark.
The Speaker informed the House, "That Sir John Henderson acquainted him, That he is lately come into England; and hath Directions from the King of Denmarke to deliver some Letters to the King from Him, with what Speed he can, and return again with Haste: Therefore he desires Leave to go to the King, to deliver the said Letters."
Which this House granted accordingly.
Major Ormsby's Petition, for his Arrears.
Upon reading the Petition of Major Rob't Ormsby; desiring "Satisfaction for his Arrears for the Affairs of Ireland:"
It is Ordered, To be recommended to the House of Commons.
Dr. Dukes to be disabled from being Minister of St. Clement's.
Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Clement's Danes; complaining, "That Dr. Dukes is a Person that hath adhered to the Enemy, and deserted the Parliament: Therefore they desire that he may be disabled from being their Minister; and that they may (fn. 1) have an able and godly Minister in his Stead:"
It is Ordered, That an Ordinance be prepared, and brought in, to disable the said Dr. Dukes from being Rector of that Church; and then he shall be heard, to answer for himself, why he should not be disabled.
Message from the H. C. that they may bring their Proofs against the impeached Lords, who sat while the Speakers, &c. were with the Army.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Lisle; who said,
"That the House of Commons having long since brought up an Impeachment of High Treason, against James Earl of Suffolke, Theophilus Earl of Lyncolne, James Earl of Midd. George Lord Berkeley, Francis Lord Willoughby, John Lord Hunsdon, and William Lord Maynard: They desire their Lordships would please to appoint a Time when the House of Commons shall bring up the Proofs against them."
The Answer returned was:
That this House appoints this Day Fortnight, to be the Day of bringing up the Proofs.
Sir C. Coote to be Vice Admiral of Ulster.
A Report was made from the Committee of Lords and Commons for the Admiralty and Cinque Ports, for recommending Sir Charles Coote to be Vice Admiral of Ulster, in Ireland; which was read, and approved of by this House. (Here enter it.)
Admiralty Jurisdiction to be settled.
Upon reading a Report from the Committee for the Admiralty and Cinque Ports, "That the Jurisdiction of the Admiralty may be settled, and that the Sea Laws (fn. 2) may be considered of:" (Here enter it.)
It is Ordered, To be communicated to the House of Commons.
Strong's Ordinance, to be Vicar of St. Dunstan's in the West.
An Ordinance was presented to this House, for making Mr. Wm. Stronge to be Vicar of Dunston's in the West, upon the Resignation of Mr. Andrew Perne; which was read Twice, and Ordered to be considered of Tomorrow Morning.
Ly. Littleton & al. versus Awdley, &c.
Ordered, That the Complaint of the Lady Littleton, Sir Foulke Grevill, and Mr. Barrowe, against Hugh Awdley, shall be heard, at this Bar, the 26th of this Instant October; at which Time all Parties, with their Counsel and Witnesses, shall attend.
Allen and Baker.
Upon reading the Petition of Allen: It is Ordered, That Baker shall put in his Answer to the former Petition by this Day Fortnight, and Security by Wednesday next, according to the former Order.
Pennoyer, Leave to send Horses, &c. to Barbadoes.
Upon reading the Petition of Wm. Pennyor: It is Ordered, That he shall have Liberty to send to The Barbados One Hundred and Twenty Nags, and Forty Steers, from any Ports of this Kingdom, for the Supply of the said Plantation: Provided, That there be Security given, that the said Nags and Steers shall be sent to The Barbadoes, and no other Parts.
Propositions for Peace.
The Lord Wharton reported the Draught of a Proposition for putting a Period to this Parliament, and a Proposition concerning Justices of the Peace and Grand Jury Men; which, being (fn. 3) read, was approved of.
(Here enter it.)
Report from the Admiralty Committee, for Sir Charles Coote to be Vice Admiral of Ulster;
"Die Jovis, 7 Octobris, 1647.
"By the Committee of Lords and Commons for the Admiralty and Cinque Ports.
Whereas the Vice Admiralty of Ulster, in Ireland, is now void, by the Death of Sir William Steuart, late Vice Admiral there; and whereas Sir Charles Coote, Lord President of Cannaught, hath been recommended to this Committee, as a fit Person to succeed therein: Ordered, That the said Sir Charles Coote be nominated and presented, from this Committee, to both Houses of Parliament, for their approving of him to be Vice Admiral of Ulster, if they shall in their Wisdom so think fit.
"W. Jessop, Secretary."
and about settling the Jurisdiction of the Admiralty.
Die Jovis, 7 Octobris, 1647.
By the Committee of Lords and Commons for the Admiralty and Cinque Ports.
On Consideration of a Complaint made by Captain Crowther, Vice Admiral of Ireland, and Captain of The Bonadventure, concerning the mutinous Carriage of some of the said Ship's Company, on Pretence of demanding their Wages: To the End there may be a settled Course for punishing Miscarriages of that Nature; Ordered, That it be recommended to both Houses of Parliament, from this Committee, that the Jurisdiction of the Admiralty Court may be settled; and that the Sea Laws heretofore presented to them may be considered of and determined, as they shall in their Wisdom think fit: And the Lord North is desired to present this Report to the House of Peers.
"W. Jessop, Secretary."