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, 23 die Martii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Ash.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Saunders to be instituted to Radwell;
Ordered, That Doctor Heath shall give Institution and Induction to Luke Saunders, to the Rectory of Radwell, in the County of Hertford; presented thereunto by Sir Robert Berkeley the Patron: And this to be with a salvo Jure cujuscunque; and he first to take the Covenant.
and Fortry to Northall.
Ordered, That Doctor Aylett shall give Institution and Induction to Isaac Fortry Clerk, Master of Arts, to the Vicarage of Northall, in Com. Midd.; presented thereunto by the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England: And this to be with a salvo Jure cujuscunque; he first taking the Covenant.
Serj. Glanvile to take the Covenant before he goes into the Country;
Ordered, That Serjeant Glanvile shall have Notice, that this House expects he shall take the Covenant before he goes into the Country.
and the E. of Arundell.
It was moved, "That the Earl of Arundell, now in Restraint by this House, might have Leave to go into the Country, about his Occasions."
And it was moved, "That he do take the Covenant first."
Then it was moved, "That the Question might be put, Whether any Peer that is under Restraint by this House shall be admitted to have Liberty, and come out upon Bail, or otherwise, until such Time as he hath taken the Covenant?"
No Peer to be bailed till he takes the Covenant.
Then the Question was put, "Whether the general Question shall be first put?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
And the Question being put, "Whether any Peer that is under Restraint by this House shall be admitted to have Liberty, and come out upon Bail, or otherwise, until such Time as he hath taken the Covenant?"
It was Resolved in the Negative.
Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Gourden, &c.
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in an Ordinance concerning the preventing Disorders on the Lord'sdays and Fast-days.
Read, and Agreed to with Alterations.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will take their Message into Consideration, and send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Paper from The States Ambassador.
A Paper translated into English, from The States Ambassador. (Here enter it.)
To have a Pass to the King.
Ordered, That this Paper be sent to the House of Commons, with this Sense, "That this House thinks it fit to grant the Ambassador a Pass, to go to the King, to acquaint him with the Death of the Prince of Orange."
Ordinance for a Free School in Cardigan.
The Earl of Kent reported from the Committee the Ordinance for erecting a Free School in the Town of Cardigan, as fit to pass, with some Alterations, which were read; and then the Ordinance, with the said Amendments, was read, and Agreed to.
Message to the H. C. for a Conference about the Army; and about dispatching Business between the Houses; —with an Ordinance, and for a Pass for The States Ambassador.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Edward Leech and Dr. Aylett;
1. To desire the Conference concerning the Army may be To-morrow Morning, and concerning something as may conduce to the speedier Dispatch of Business between the Houses.
2. To deliver to them the Ordinance concerning the better Observation of the Lord's-days and Fast-days, and desire their Concurrence in the Alterations.
3. To deliver to them the Paper received this Day from The States Ambassador; and let them know, That this House thinks it fit he have a Pass, signed by the Speakers of both Houses, to go to the King, to acquaint Him with the News of the Death of the late Prince of Orange."
The Ordinance for granting a Rent-charge of Fifty Pounds per Annum, out of Mr. Lyngen's Estate, to Anthony Barrow, was read the Second and Third Time.
And the Question being put, "Whether to pass this Ordinance now read?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Washington & al. a Pass to Flanders.
Ordered, That Susanna Washington, Margarett Wothon, and George Washington, shall have a Pass, to go into Flanders, and return again.
Tumult in Moorfields.
Ordered, That the Lord Mayor of the City of London do forthwith give Account to this House of the great Tumult on the last Lord's-day in Moorefields, and what hath been done upon it, that so this House may give such further Directions therein as shall be fit.
Articles for Surrender of Scilly.
The Articles of the Surrender of the Isle of Scilly. were read again, and Agreed to.
(fn. 1) Entered before, the 20th of March, 1646.
Dabridgecourt, a Pass.
Ordered, That Thomas Dabridgecourt shall have a Pass, to come into England, and to return Two Months after his Arrival.
Answer to the King's Letters.
Ordered, That the Answer to the King's last Letters is recommitted to the same Committee.
E. of Stamford's Letters.
Ordered, That the Letters from the Earl of Stamford shall be read To-morrow Morning.
Ordinance to reduce the Interest of Money.
Ordered, That the Ordinance for reducing Interestmoney shall be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning.
Ordinance for an Annuity to Berrowe, out of Lingen's Estate.
The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, taking into their serious Consideration the great and faithful Service of Anthony Berrowe Gentleman, in the surprizing and taking of the City of Hereford, do Order and Ordain, and it is hereby Ordered and Ordained, That a Rent-charge of Fifty Pounds per Annum shall be granted and paid, and by Authority of this present Parliament is granted, unto the said Anthony Berrowe, his Heirs and Assigns for ever, out of the Manor of Sutton St. Michaell, and out of all and singular the Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, thereunto belonging, of or belonging to Henry Lingon, of the County of Hereford, Esquire, situate, lying, and being, in the said County of Hereford, and out of all and every Part thereof; to have and to hold all the said Rent of Fifty Pounds per Annum unto the said Anthony Berrowe, his Heirs and Assigns for ever, to be paid by the Possessors or Occupiers of the said Manor, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, or of any Part thereof, unto the said Anthony Berrowe, his Heirs and Assigns, Quarterly, at or upon the 25th Day of March, the 24th Day of June, the 29th Day of September, and the Five and Twentieth Day of December, by even and equal Portions; and that the said Anthony Berrowe, his Heirs and Assigns, shall have, and by virtue hereof hath, Power to distrain for the said Rent-charge of Fifty Pounds per Annum, payable as aforesaid, and for every Part thereof, in or upon all the said Manor and Premises, and every Part thereof, if the said Rent, or any Part thereof, be behind and unpaid at any of the said Days aforesaid, and to sell the Distress for Payment of the Arrears, returning to the Owners of the Goods distrained the Overplus; and His Majesty's Attorney General, or Solicitor General, for the Time being, is hereby authorized and required, upon the Desire of the said Anthony Berrowe, his Heirs and Assigns, to prepare a Bill in usual Form, concerning a Grant of a Rent-charge of Fifty Pounds per Annum out of the beforesaid mentioned Premises, unto the said Anthony Berrowe, his Heirs and Assigns, according to the Tenor of this Ordinance, with such further Clauses and Non obstantes as may be necessary for the securing of the said Anthony Berrowe, and his Heirs and Assigns, in the Premises; which Grants, so prepared, the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England are to pass under the Great Seal, in usual Form, accordingly; for which, this present Ordinance, or the Duplicate thereof, shall be their sufficient Warrant: And this Ordinance, the Patent and Grant under the Great Seal, and all Things belonging to the settling and perfecting this Grant, are to pass in all Offices and Places without Fee."
Order to prevent Tumults and Disorders on the Sabbath; &c.
Upon Information of the great Disorders and Tumults committed in Moorefields the Lord's-day (being the Lord's), by divers loose, irreligious People, in disorderly Ale-houses: It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Lord Mayor, Justices of Peace, and other Officers, of the City of London, and Liberties thereof, and the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex, the Justices of Peace and Officers of the County of Middlesex and Westm. and the Liberties, the Justices of Peace of Surrey, and the Borough of Southwarke, be hereby enjoined to take special Care, that the Laws and Ordinances for the due observing of the Lord's-day and the Public Fast-days be observed and put in strict Execution; and that they do suppress all unnecessary Ale-houses, and all Ale-houses where any Disorders shall be committed: And the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled do Declare, That they will take Notice, of all Justices of Peace, or their Officers, as shall not (fn. 2) with Diligence perform their Duties, in putting in due Execution the Laws and Ordinances for the observing of the Lord's-day, and the Public Fast-days: It is further Ordered, That this Order be forthwith printed, and published the next Lord's day by the several Ministers in London, Westm. and and Lines of Communication, and at the next Quarter Sessions in London and Middlesex, and in the Borough of Southwarke, and at the next Assizes in the County of Surrey."
P. per from The States Ambassador, that the Prince of Orange is dead; that his Son is elected to succeed him as Stadtholder;—and desiring a Pass to the King, to acquaint Him with it.
To the Most Honourable Parliament of England assembled at Westm'r.
Most Noble and Right Honourable Lords, Knights, and Gentlemen,
The Ambassador of the High and Mighty Lords The Lords States Generall of the United Provinces of Netherland wisheth to this Kingdom of England a sure Peace, and an everlasting Prosperity.
And having received Advice from the said Lords States, That it hath pleased God to call to Him, out of this Vale of Misery, the High and Illustrious Prince of Orange, Frederic Henry, who hath been many Years Commander and Admiral General of the Militia of the said United Provinces, both by Land and Sea, will not fail to give Notice to your Honours and Lordships of these News, although sad; being charged thereunto. The Letters of Advice are written the same Day on which the said Lord Prince is departed this World, the 14th of the Month of March, St. No.; but the Letters arrived late towards the latter End of the last Week. He had been long before afflicted with bodily Indisposition; and my said Lords The States had hoped that God in Mercy should have continued longer the Life of the said Prince, being a fit and most apt Instrument, according to the admirable Qualities with which he was endowed from Above, for the Good of their States and of Christendom, as he hath given many and most notable Proofs of it; but, as is said, it hath pleased God to take him out of this World: He died then on the said 14th Day of March, in the Morning, between Four and Five a Clock, most Christianly, and full of Judgement and Knowledge, to the End. And although this had not a little moved my said Lords, yet, being assembled in Council that same Day, they did substitute to the deceased, and ordered to be Captain and Admiral General upon the Militia of The United Provinces, his Son, the High and Excellent Prince William, now Prince of Orange, to exercise and administer the said Charges and Offices, for the Maintenance of the Rights and Privileges of the Land, and for the Conservation of the Reformed Religion, as it is now exercised in the said Countries by Public Authority. And my said Lords The States are consident that God shall bless the said Lord Prince, that he shall equal the Reputation and Memory, and surmount the Actions, of his Predecessors, Grandfather, Father, and Uncle, of Most Glorious and Eternal Memory, to the Good and Advantage of The United Provinces and of whole Christendom, and to the Ruin of the Enemies of their State. In this Assurance they are confirmed by the great and good Qualities they mark in that Prince, his Vigilancy and Experience in the Affairs of those Countries; being brought up in the Military and Politic Affairs almost as soon as he was past Infancy. God bless the Actions of this Prince, to the Good of the State of The United Provinces and of this Kingdom.
"And because the Ambassador prepareth himself to go to the King, to bring to His Majesty Notice of which is abovesaid; he desires that it will please your Honours and Lordships to grant him a Pass, or an Act, by which he may surely go where the King is, and return here; and that he may not be hindered to speak to His Majesty.
Westm'r, the 1 of April, 1647. / 22 of March, 1646."
House adjourned till 10a cras.