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, 29 die Junii.
PRAYERS, by Mr Sallarwey.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Goodwill versus Becke.
Upon reading the Petition of Ralph Goodwin Cleric. against George Becke:
It is Ordered, That the Petition is referred to the Judges of the King's Bench, and the Plaintiff left to his ordinary Course at Law.
States Ambassador to have a Pass to the King, to take his Leave.
Ordered, That the Ambassador of The States of Holland shall have a Pass, to go where the King is, to take his Leave of His Majesty; and shall have a Pass, with his Retinue, Coach, and Horses, to go into Holland.
Paper from him, for setling the Jurisdiction of the Admiralty Court.
A Paper was presented to this House, from the said Ambassador of The States; which (fn. 1) was read; complaining of "Want of settling the Jurisdiction of the Court of Admiralty, and taking of some Ships as Prizes which are not."
Ordered, To send this Paper to the House of Commons, with a Desire that they would take a speedy Course for settling the Jurisdiction of the Admiralty Court.
Message to the H. C. with it;
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Doctor Aylett and Mr Sadler:
To communicate to them the Paper from The States Ambassador; and desire their Concurrence, that he may have a Pass, to go to the King, to take his Leave; and also a Pass, for himself, his Company, Coach, Horses, and Servants, with his Bag and Baggage, to go into Holland; and that his Servants remaining here may be protected; and also to desire them to take into speedy Consideration the settling of the Jurisdiction of the Court of Admiralty.
with a Pardon for Two Prisoners;
2. To desire their Concurrence in Two Pardons for Prisoners for Petty Offences, for which they were found guilty of at the last Assizes in the Western and Oxford Circuit.
for the E. of Pembroke to export Horses;
3. To desire their Concurrence in the Order for the Earl of Pembrooke to transport Two Horses into France, by Way of Exchange for a Barb for Breeding.
and Col. Buller to command in Scilly.
4. To desire Concurrence, that Colonel Anth. Buller may command in Chief in the Isle of Scilly, till the further Pleasure of the House be known.
Papers to be delivered to Morris, alias Pointz.
Ordered, That the Writings and Papers, in the Custody of Mr. Hakewill by Order of this House, shall be forthwith delivered into the Hands of John Morris, alias Poyntz, the Owner; provided the Originals be produced at the Hearing of the Cause in this House.
Message from the H C. for the King to be removed to Holdenby; and with Letters to the Commissioners with the King, and to Sir T. Fairtax.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Reynolds; who brought up,
A Vote for the Removing the King to Holdenby, wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
2. A Letter to the Commissioners with the King. (Here enter it.)
Agreed to, upon the Question.
3. A Letter to the General. (Here enter it.) Agreed to, upon the Question.
The Vote was read; (videlicet,)
Vote for removing the King to Holdenby.
"Resolved, That the Place to which the King shall be removed shall be Holdenby."
These Two Questions were proposed:
"1. Whether to agree with the Commons in this Vote now brought up?
"2. Whether to adhere to the former Vote, to have the King to be returned to Royston or Newmarket?"
Then the Question being put, "Whether the First Question shall be first put?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Then the Question being put, "Whether to agree with the House of Commons in this Vote now brought up?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
(Here enter it.)
Protest against it.
Memorandum, That, before the putting of the aforesaid Question, these Lords following desired Leave to enter their Dissents, if it were carried in the Affirmative: Which being granted, they do enter their Dissents, by subscribing their Names.
The Answer returned was:
Answer to the H. C.
That this House agrees to the Vote, and the Preamble to it, for the King to return to Holdenby; and their Lordships do also agree to the Letter to the Commissioners with the King, and the Letter to the General.
Langham and Lymbrey.
Upon reading of the Petition of Captain Lymbery, &c. It is Ordered, That the Judges do argue and deliver the Grounds of their Opinions, in the Case between Alderman Langham, &c. and Captain Lymbery, on Thursday next, in the Afternoon, if they can be ready.
Ordinance to pardon Prisoners on the Western Circuit;
(fn. 2) Passed the House of Commons this Day, this Ordinance for pardoning Prisoners.
"The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do order and agree unto the Pardon, signed by Henry Roll and Jn°. Godbolt, for pardoning of divers Prisoners remaining in the several Gaols in the Western Circuit; their Facts being some of them small, and their First Offences, and others in Evidence doubtful, whom the said Judges spared from Execution, certifying them to (fn. 3) be fit Subjects for Mercy."
and on the Oxford Circuit.
"The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do order and agree to the Pardon, signed Edward Atkins and John Wild, for pardoning divers Prisoners remaining in the several Gaols in the Oxfordsheir Circuit; their Facts being some of them small, and their First Offences, and others the Evidence doubtful, whom the said Judges spared from Execution, certifying them to be fit Subjects of Mercy."
Vote for the King's returning to Holdenby.
"We, your Majesty's Loyal Subjects, the Lords and Commons assembled in the Parliament of England, having agreed upon this following Vote, do humbly present it to Your Majesty; (videlicet,)
"Resolved, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled,
"That the Place to which the King shall be removed to be Holdenby."
Letter to the Commissioners with Him about it;
"My Lords and Gentlemen,
"The Lords and Commons have received your Letters, dated 27 June Instant, by which you give them Notice of the King's coming to Hatfeild, and likewise of some Servants of His Majesty's that are come to Him. They have commanded us to let you know, that they have passed a Vote for His Majesty's Return to Holdenby, the which they have sent inclosed, and desire you to deliver it; and to be careful to observe these their Desires, and your former Instructions concerning such as have borne Arms, or adhered to such as have borne Arms, against the Parliament, as it is expressed in the Fifth Article of your Instructions. This is all we have in Command.
Westm. 29 Junii, 1647.
"Your affectionate Friends to serve you."
and to Sir T. Fairfax, on the same Subject.
"The Lords and Commons have had Notice from their Commissioners, of the King's coming to Hatfeild, which is contrary to what they did desire of His Majesty. They have passed a Vote concerning His Majesty's Return to Holdenby; a Copy of which Vote they send you here inclosed, and desire you to take Notice of it, and to pursue their Directions. This is all we have in Command.
Westm'r, 29 Junii, 1647.
"Your affectionate Friends."
Hepburn to be instituted to Croft.
Ordered, &c. That Doctor Aylett shall give Institution and Induction unto John Hepburne Clerk, Master of Arts, to the Rectory of Croft, in the County of Yorke, void by the Death of the last Incumbent; Salvo jure cujuscunque; he taking the National League and Covenant, and producing his Presentation thereunto under the Great Seal of England.