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 Lunæ, 13 die Decembris.
Sir T. Cheek, and Sir H. Mildmay.
Sir J. Somerset, a Pass.
Colonel Bard, L. Bellamond, to be released.
Message from the H. C. with Orders.
That this House (fn. 1) agrees to the Orders now brought up.
L. Mohun, and Sir H. Carey.
L. Petre's Petition, for his House in Aldersgate Street, or to have it repaired.
Upon reading the Petition of Wm. Lord Petre; shewing, "That his Mansion-house in Aldersgate-Streete hath been made Use of as a Prison of late Years, and thereby is suffered to come to great Decay and Ruin, and likely to fall down unless it be speedily repaired; therefore desires it may be restored to his own Possession, or otherwise it may be speedily repaired:"
Reports from the Admiralty Committee, for Colonel Bard, L. Bellamond, to be released, who was taken going to Ireland with a Commission from the French King, to raise a Regiment for His Service.
"Whereas a Report from the Committee to both Houses of Parliament was resolved upon, the Eleventh Day of August last past, touching Mr. Henry Bard, heretofore taken (in his Way from France to Ireland) by Captain Beddall, Captain of The Adventure Frigatt, there being found with him a Commission from the French King, for the Raising of a Regiment of Horse in Ireland, for the said King's Service in France, and several other Passes from the said King (Copies whereof were annexed to the said Report); whereupon the Houses have not as yet declared their Pleasure: And whereas the Governor of Plymouth hath lately sent him up to London, upon his Parole, and Bond given to render himself to this Committee; which he did, both this Day and at his first coming up, attend to do accordingly: Ordered, That it be reported to both Houses of Parliament, as the Opinion of this Committee, That the said Mr. Bard, as also his Wife and Servants, who were taken with him, be set at Liberty, on Security not to do any Act prejudicial to the Parliament; and that both Houses be desired to declare their Pleasure in this Behalf.
"Whereas a Report from this Committee to both Houses of Parliament was resolved on, the 11th Day of August last, touching Mr. Henry † Bard, heretofore taken (in his Way from France to Ireland) by Captain Beddall, Captain of The Adventure Frigatt, whereupon the Houses have not as yet declared their Pleasure; and whereas the said Lord (fn. 2) Bellamont doth still continue under Restraint at Plymouth, and hath signified his Desire that he may be discharged, or have Liberty to come to London to answer what shall be objected against him: Ordered, That it be reported to both Houses of Parliament, to be the Opinion of this Committee, That the said Mr. (fn. 2) Bard, his Wife and Servants, be discharged, on Security not to do any Act prejudicial to the Parliament.
"Whereas this Committee is informed, That there is now in Custody, at Plymouth, one Mr. Henry Bard, with his Wife and Servants, lately brought in thither by Captain Beddall, being by him taken, with divers others, in an Irish Frigate, called The Patricke of Waterford, bound from Nantz to Ireland; and whereas there was found about him a Commission, Instructions, Letter of Recommendation to the French Agent in Ireland, and a Let-pass, all of them from the French King, for the Raising of a Regiment of Horse in Ireland, to be transported to France for His Service, as also a Pass under His Majesty's Hand, dated at Oxford, in February, 1645; Copies of which Papers (excepting the Pass dated at Oxford) have been by the Collectors for Prize Goods represented to this Committee, with their humble Desire for Order to be given for disposing of the said Mr. Bard, his Wife and Servants, for preventing of Charge that will accrue by their long Detention: This Committee doth therefore think fit, and order, That Report be made thereof, and of the said Copies, to both Houses of Parliament, that their Pleasure may be thereupon received.
Commissioners of the Great Seal to dispose of Livings under Value.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Commissioners of the Great Seal do present unto such Livings as become void, that are under Value, and within the Gift of the Commissioners, such Ministers in the First Place that are resident and incumbent upon the said Livings by the Parliament, or Authority derived from the Parliament; such Ministers being able and deserving Men."
Order concerning Subscriptions for Ireland.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Time limited for the coming in of Subscriptions, and for Payment of any Sum of Money upon the Ordinance for a Fourth Part of the Adventurers for Lands in Ireland, shall begin from primo Decembris, 1647, being the Time when the said Ordinance was first printed and published: It is also Ordered, That the said Ordinance be again printed, by Order of both Houses, with the former Vote annexed."
Savage to be instituted to Sherborn.
Ordered, That Doctor Aylett do give Institution and Induction unto Henry Savadge Clerk, Batchelor in Divinity, to the Rectory of Sherborne, in Com. South'ton, void by the Death of Jo. English Clerk, the last Incumbent; salvo Jure cujuscunque: Mr. Richard Atkins, Mr. Wm. Blainthwaite, and Mr. Jo. Feilding, Patrons.