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, 18 die Martii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Wilkinson.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
L. Viscount Hereford.
Ds. De Lawarr.
Business between the Houses to be transacted by Committees, &c.
Ordered, That in all Things that are transacted between the Houses of Parliament, they shall be done by Way of a Committee; and the Peers to vote apart from the Commons, according to the ancient Custom: But when Things are agitated out of the Houses, they shall be by Way of Commissioners, and the Number to be equal.
Ordinance concerning Chester.
The Ordinance concerning the County Palatine of Chester, was read Twice, and respited till To-morrow, against which Time the Ordinance of September, 1644, mentioned in the said Ordinance, is to be produced.
Sir H. Mildmay's Ordinance.
The Ordinance for taking off the Delinquency of Sir Humphrey Mildmaye's Estate, was read, and Agreed to.
Custody of the King's Parks and Houses.
Ordered, That this House will take into Consideration on this Day Sevennight the Business of the Custody and Keeping of Parks and the King's Houses; and those Lords whom it concerns are to have Notice of it.
Upon reading the Petition of Peter Smart Minister:
It is Ordered, That the Committee formerly appointed shall meet To-morrow Morning, and peruse the former Proceedings in his Cause, and report the same to this House.
Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance for 6000l. for Lady Elean. Holles, &c.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Phillip Stapilton, &c.; who brought up Two Ordinances, wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence:
1. An Ordinance to give Six Thousand Pounds to Denzell Holles, for the Use of the Lady Eleanour Holles and her Children.
Read Twice; and the Question being put, Whether this Ordinance shall be now committed?"
And it was Resolved in the Affirmative.
The House then named these Lords following, to be Committees, to consider of the said Ordinance, and report the same to this House:
Any Three, to meet To-morrow Morning, at Nine of the Clock; and all Persons whom it concerns to be heard; and the Committee to adjourn from Time to Time, as they shall think fit.
and with another Ordinance.
2. An Ordinance to enable Mr. Methold to be a Purchaser of some of the Bishops Lands.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will take this Message into Consideration, and send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Morgan's and Sir S. Scott's Petitions.
The Petition of George Morgan, was read; and the Petition of Sir Steven Scott: It is Ordered, That the Consideration of them is referred to the Committee for Petitions.
Ordinance to reform Oxford University.
Ordered, That the Ordinance for reforming the University of Oxon shall be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning.
Petition from the Court of Aldermen, for disbanding the Army, &c.
The House was adjourned into a Committee of the whole House, to take into Consideration the Petition received Yesterday from the Lord Mayor and Aldermen of the City of London.
The House was resumed.
And it is Ordered, To have a Conference with the House of Commons; and to represent to them the Inconveniencies which come to the Kingdom and the City of London, by the Army quartering in the Eastern associated Counties; and to give Reasons for the Removal of the said Army out of those Counties, by a joint Concurrence for the Removal; and to recommend to the House of Commons, that some Way may be thought of to pay the said Army.
Committee to prepare Heads for the Conference about the Army quartering in the Eastern Association;
Ordered, That the Lords following are appointed to draw up Reasons to the Purpose aforesaid:
L. Viscount Hereford.
Ds. De La Warr.
Any Three, to meet To-morrow Morning; and to adjourn themselves from Time to Time.
and to consider of the Libel annexed to the City Petition.
Ordered, That it is referred to the same Committee above-mentioned, to examine the Libel annexed to the City Petition, concerning who are the Authors of it; and have Power to send for such Persons as they think fit, to inform themselves concerning that Business.
Message from the H. C. with Votes about the Scots Army in Ireland.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Clatworthy, &c.
To deliver some Votes concerning the Scotts Army in Ireland, wherein their Lordships Concurrence is desired.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will send an Answer (fn. 1) by Messengers of their own.
Puller, a Pass to Holland.
"It is Ordered, &c. That Jonathan Puller shall have Liberty hereby to transport himself from any Port of this Kingdom into Holland, and to take along with him One small Chest, with Wearing Apparel and other Necessaries, and to return again to London; provided he do not carry any Thing with him that may be prejudicial to the State.
"To all Admirals, Vice Admirals, &c.
Ordinance to clear Sir Humphry Mildmay of his Delinquency.
"Whereas Sir Humphrey Mildmay, of Danberry, in the County of Essex, Knight, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of Sixteen Hundred and Ninety Pounds, he having adhered unto the Forces raised against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said Sir Humphry Mildmay, for his said Offence, in such Form as shall be agreed by both Houses for like Offenders, together with a Grant of, and Restitution to him, his Heirs and Assigns, of all his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to a Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof, from the Day of the Payment of the said Fine, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Sir Humphry Mildmay in of to all the Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England for the Time being are hereby likewise authorized to pass under the said Great Seal accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said Sir Humphry Mildmay from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Values than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said Sir Humphry Mildmay shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."
House adjourned till 10a cras.