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 Martis, 20 die Aprilis.
PRAYERS, by Doctor Hoyle.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
L. Viscount Hereford.
Letter from Ireland.
A Letter from the Parliament of Ireland was read, dated the 31th of March, 1647. (Here enter it.)
Letter from Archbishop Williams.
A Letter from Doctor Williams, late Archbishop of Yorke, was read. (Here enter it.)
Blaithwait & Uxor.
Ordered, That the Errors between Henry Blaithwaite and Mary his Wife shall be argued, at this Bar, by Counsel on both Sides, this Day Sevennight, whereof Parties on both Sides are to have Notice thereof.
Ld. Maynard versus Lady Rich, for taking away Miss Rogers.
This Day being appointed to hear Witnesses on both Sides, concerning the Complaint of the Lord Maynard, for the taking away Mrs. Eliz. Rogers out of his Lordship's House, without his Privity or Consent; a Petition, delivered by the Lady Rich at this Bar in Person, was received, and read. (Here enter it.)
It is Ordered, That the Witnesses of the Lord Maynard shall be called in, and heard what they can say to the Matter of Fact; how, on what Day, and in what Manner, the Child was taken away.
And Ralph Morton, Thomas Phillips, Dorithy Newman, and Ann Hall, were called in; and gave in their Testimony, upon Oath, "That the Lady Rich did carry the Gentlewoman, Mrs. Eliz. Rogers, out of the Lord Maynard's House, to Hide Parke."
Hereupon it is Ordered, That the Complaint of the Lord Maynard, for the taking of Mrs. Eliz. Rogers out of the said Lord Maynard's House, without his Knowledge, and against his Consent, by the Lady Anne Rich, shall be heard, at this Bar, on Friday the 30th of this Instant April, at Ten of the Clock in the Morning, the First Cause: and that the Witnesses on both Sides shall be produced and heard thereunto accordingly.
Message from the H. C. with an Order.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Wm. Lewis:
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in an Order for Twenty Thousand Pounds, for the Service of Ireland. (Here enter it.)
Read Twice, and Agreed to.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to this Order now brought up.
Order for the March. of Winton's Allowance to be enforced.
The House was informed, "That whereas the Houses ordered that the Lady Marq. of Winton should have Ten Pounds per Week Allowance for her Maintenance; but she cannot have the Benefit of it, in regard the Committee in the Country do not obey the said Order:"
It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations; and the Lord North is appointed to give this House Account what is done therein, for the Relief of the Lady Marq. in this Particular.
Votes for slighting Garrisons.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Order for slighting of Garrisons shall meet To-morrow Morning, at Nine of the Clock; and do (fn. 1) speedily report the same to this House.
Ordinance to raise Money for Forces in England and Ireland.
Ordered, That the Ordinance for the General Assessments, for Maintenance of the Army in England and Ireland, shall be taken into Consideration on Wednesday next.
Ordinance to regulate Oxford University.
The House took into Consideration the Matter of the last Conference with the House of Commons, concerning the Ordinance for regulating the University of Oxford.
Ordered, That this House adheres to their former Number of Persons named in the said Ordinance, and agrees not to the Addition of Names made by the House of Commons.
And these Lords following are nominated to be Committees, to draw up Reasons, to be offered to the House of Commons for their Lordships adhering:
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Any Three, to meet To-morrow Morning, at Nine of the Clock, before the House sits; and to report the same to this House.
E. of Pembrooke thanked, for his Service in attending the King.
This Day the Earl of Pembrooke made a large Relation of his Employment in the North, to receive the Person of the King at Newcastle.
And this House Ordered, That the Speaker should, in the Name of the House, return the Earl of Pembrooke Thanks, for his Care and Pains in this Business, which he hath undergone, with the Hazard of his Health; and to let him know, that this House (fn. 2) is glad to have him sit in this House again, being recovered out of a dangerous Sickness:
Which accordingly the Speaker did.
Letter from the Parliament of Ireland, recommending Captain Wood of The Samuel, to be continued on the Dublin Station.
"To the Right Honourable the Lord Speaker of the most Honourable the Lords House of Parliament of the Kingdom of England. These.
"The Houses of Parliament here have commanded us to make known unto your Lordship, That they have taken Notice of the good Affection and faithful Endeavours which Captain Mathew Wood, who commandeth the Ship called The Samuell, now in the Harbour of Dublin, hath expressed towards the Relief and Preservation of this City and the Protestants here, in these Times of imminent Danger, by furnishing them with Ammunition and other Accommodations in their greatest Necessities and Wants; and that they have likewise observed his Zeal and Forwardness to promote (to his Power) all Things conducing to the Welfare and Safety of this Place to be such, as that they could not but manifest their Sense thereof; and do make it their Request, that your Lordship would present their Desires to that Most Honourable House, that he might be continued in his Commands, for the Service of Dublin, with Two Frigates to attend him; and that Most Honourable House would be pleased to confer such further Favours on him as they shall conceive these his faithful Endeavours in their Judgements do merit. And so we remain
Dublin Castle, the 31th Day of March, 1647.
"Ri. Bolton, Canc.
Maw. Eupace, Speaker."
Letter from Williams, A. Bp. of York, thanking the Lords for the Ordinance to clear him of his Delinquency;- and desiring their further Protection.
"To the Right Honourable his very Noble Lord the Earl of Manchester, Speaker of the Most Honourable House of the Lords. Humbly present these.
"Having understood of an Ordinance passed that Most Honourable House, for the pardoning of such Delinquency as some Mistakes (fn. 3) above the King's overpowering Parties in this Country had drawn me unto; I humbly beseech your Lordship to present (fn. 4) my most thankful Acknowledgement of their great Favour therein, as also of all other their gracious Respects which I have (without the least Merit of mine own) extraordinarily enjoyed these Five and Twenty Years. And may The Great God of Heaven speedily and plentifully return them all into their Noble Bosoms.
"And because I am to live, or rather to die, now divested of all Power or Differences which might vindicate me from Contempt amongst a Third Generation of Men from those I first conversed withal and some (fn. 3) Phaores peradventure which know not Joseph; if their Lordships should extend their Goodness so far, as to protect me in a just and fair Way, in relation to any Service I have heretofore endeavoured to perform to that Most Honourable House, it would make me (as most careful not to profane so sacred a Favour) so to live and die their most obliged Servant and Vassal.
Guedir, 12 April. 1647.
"Right Honourable Lord,
I humbly take my Leave;
Most Obliged Servant,
Jo. late Bishop of Yorke."
Ly. Rich's Petition; for Time to answer L. Maynard's Complaint, about her taking away Miss Rogers.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords in Parliament assembled.
"The humble Petition of Anne Lady Rich;
"That she was, since the Adjournment of your Lordships House, served with the Order annexed, whereby a Complaint of the Lord Maynard, for taking away Mrs. Elizabeth Rogers out of his House, is to be heard at your Lordships Bar this Day.
"In which Order howbeit the Petitioner be not named, yet, for that the said Elizabeth Rogers is now in her Custody (to whom her Father, the Petitioner's late Husband, by his Will committed the Care of her Education), she doth apprehend herself to be therein concerned: And if it so appear to your Lordships, and be so intended by the Lord Maynard;
"Then the Petitioner humbly prays, that she may have Liberty and Time to produce such Witnesses as are requisite to manifest the Fact in this particular Case; and your Lordships Order to require their Attendance accordingly: And she doubts not to give your Lordships Satisfaction touching her Doings therein.
Order for 20,000l. for the Service of Ireland.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Sum of Twenty Thousand Pounds be forthwith provided, for the Service of Ireland, and for the Transportation of the Forces that are designed for that Service; and that it be charged upon the Credit of the Treasury at Gouldsmiths Hall, to be re-paid out of the First Monies that shall come in upon the Loan of the Two Hundred Thousand Pounds, to be borrowed of the City; and that it be referred and earnestly recommended to the Treasurers at Gouldsmiths Hall, to employ their best Care and Endeavours, that the said Sum of Twenty Thousand Pounds, charged as aforesaid, and to be re-paid out of the said Two Hundred Thousand Pounds, may be forthwith advanced and lent: And whereas the Sum of One Thousand Four Hundred Seventy-one Pounds, Eleven Shillings, and Eight Pence, was appointed to be deducted, for Provisions delivered out of the Stores of the Army for the Service of Dublin, it is this Day Ordered, by the said Lords and Commons, That the Sum of One Thousand Four Hundred Seventy-one Pounds, Eleven Shillings, and Eight Pence, be now made Use of for this present Service, and accompted Part of this Twenty Thousand Pounds; and that the said Twenty Thousand Pounds be paid unto such as the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland at Derby House shall appoint to receive the same, and issued and disposed by Order of the said Committee."
House adjourned till 10a cras.