DIE Lunæ, 24 die Martii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Valentine.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
Message from the H. C. for a Conference to preserve a good Correspondence.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Rob't Pye Knight, &c.
To desire their Lordships would please to give a
Conference, so soon as may stand with their Lordships
Conveniency, concerning the good Correspondency between the Two Houses of Parliament.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will give a Conference presently, in
the Painted Chamber, as is desired.
Walsingham and Baker.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir Tho. Walsingham
Knight; desiring, "That the Question of the Title in Question between him and Sir John Baker Baronet, concerning the Manor of Hunton, in the County of Kent,
may (fn. *) be dismissed, and to try the Title, as (fn. *) to their
Lordships shall seem meet."
It is Ordered, That Sir John Baker shall have a
Copy of this Petition, and return his Answer on Thursday Morning next.
Lady Fynch's Allowance.
Upon Report made this Day from the Committee of
Lords and Commons for Sequestrations, concerning the
allowing of the Lady Mabella Fynch: It is Ordered,
That this House approves of the Report from the said
Committee; and that it be sent to the House of Commons, to desire their Concurrence herein.
And accordingly it was sent down, by Message, by
Sir Edw. Leech and Mr. Page.
Clinch arrested, when going to attend the Committee for Sequestrations.
Upon Report this Day made from the Committee of
Lords and Commons for Sequestrations, and reading the
Affidavit of Walter Clinch; shewing, "That he was,
by Mr. Walter Robins, Solicitor for the Ordnance for
Portsmouth, summoned, by virtue of an Order of the
said Committee, to appear before the said Committee,
to testify his Knowledge, in the Painted Chamber at
Westm. in the Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, on
Friday last, concerning the Delinquency of Rob't
Samthill Merchant; in Obedience whereof, he coming from his Lodging to Westm. aforesaid, was, by
one Edward Ridly and Clem't Cole, Two of the Officers of The Poultry Counter in London, arrested, at
the Suit of one Samuell Hide, in (fn. *) an Action upon the
Case of Ten Pounds Damages: And then the said Clinch
shewed a Ticket that he had left with him, for his
Appearance at Westm. and demanded of the Person that
arrested him, that, if he could produce Bill, Bond,
or Witness, that would manifest that he owed him
any Thing, he would pay him presently: But the
Creditor refusing, saying, "He was going about
Mischief to the said Officers;" and so they detained
him: And the said Hide said, "I will save you harmless." Notwithstanding the said Clinch desired he
might wait on the State's Occasions: And so he was
put to Twenty-six Shillings and Eight Pence (fn. *) Expence."
Kidley & al. sent for as Delinquents.
It is Ordered, That the said Edward Ridly and
Clement Cole, and Samuell Hyde, shall be sent for, as
Delinquents, to answer this Offence.
Ferdinando to have a Picture restored to him.
Upon reading the Petition of Anton. Ferdinando; desiring, "That he may have a Picture of St. Ursula restored to him, which was taken in the Ship called St.
Jacques, of Dunkerque."
It is Ordered, That the said Picture shall be restored to him, there being full Satisfaction given for
Captain Hunck's Petition for 1500l. due to him.
Upon reading [ (fn. *) the Petition] of Captain Hercules
Huncks; shewing, "That there is due to him One
Thousand Five Hundred Pounds, disbursed by him for
the Payment of his Company and his own Pay; desiring that some Course may be taken to supply him
in his Necessities."
It is Ordered, To recommend this Petition to the
House of Commons by the next Messengers.
Smart to be admitted in Formâ Pauperis, and Counsel assigned him.
Ordered, That Mr. Peter Smart shall be admitted
in Formâ Pauperis, whereby he may be the better enabled to follow his Cause depending in this House; and
that Mr. Serjeant Rolles, Mr. Serjeant Atkins, Mr.
Glover, Mr. Hale, Mr. Bradshaw, Mr. Prynn, and Mr.
Adams, are hereby assigned to be of Counsel with him
in this Cause; and Mr. Taylor of The Inner Temple to be
Lord Savill's Examination.
The Examination of the Lord Savill, reported from
the Committee, was read. (Here enter it.)
Answer from the H. C.
Sir Edw. Leech and Mr. Page return with this Answer from the House of Commons:
That they agree to the Order concerning the Lady
Fynch. (Here enter it.)
Lady Darcy's Petition, for the Payment of her Settlement.
Upon reading the Petition of Eliz. late Widow of
John Lord Darcy of Ashton, deceased, and now Wife of
Sir Francis Fane Knight of the Bath; shewing, "That
the Petitioner being seised of the Manors of Swine
and Kilham, in the East Riding, of Ashton, Netherthorpe, Hardwicke, Todwicke Grange, Nicordwood
Wales, Walswood, Lansons, and Bedgrave, in the West
Riding, in the County of Yorke, with all the Lands, Tenements, Rents, Profits, and Commodities, thereunto
belonging, in an Estate for Life made unto her of
the same by the Lord Darcy, did, in Anno 1636, before the Troubles in Scotland and England, intermarry with Sir Francis Fane, and who did, before the
said Marriage, promise and agree with the Petitioner,
and Wm. West Esquire, her Father, that he would allow unto her Yearly the Sum of Four Hundred
Pounds, for (fn. *) her own Yearly Maintenance, to be
wholly at her Dispose, without any Accompt to be
required thereof during their joint Lives; and did
enter Bond, upon their Marriage, in the Sum of
Three Thousand Pounds, unto Sir Wm. Armyn, Wm.
West, and John West, for the Performance of the said
Agreement: Therefore desires that she may receive,
out of the Manor of Ashton, and the Lands and Rents
thereunto belonging, the Yearly Allowance of Four
Hundred Pounds, for their own particular Maintenance, according to the said Security given to Sir Wm.
Armyn, Wm. West, and John West."
It is Ordered, To be recommended to the House of
Commons by the next Message, that it may be referred to the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestration.
L. Powis to be brought to Town with Safety.
Ordered, That the Lord General is hereby desired to give Order, That the Lord Powis be brought
up to London, with Safety, and Respect to his Age
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the
Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the
House was resumed.
Ordered, That the Report of this Conference
shall be made To-morrow Morning; and all the Lords
are appointed to have Notice to be at the House Tomorrow.
Lord Savill's Examination.
The Earl of Kent reported to the House the Examinations which the Committee had taken of the Lord
Savill; which were read, as followeth:
"1. When his Lordship came from Oxford, and
how, and by what Warrant, or Pass: and upon
what Grounds he did it, and to what Ends or Intents, and what occasioned him so to do?
"2. Who came with him, or was privy to his coming from thence; and what Company came out of
Oxford with him?
"3. Whether he ever said; and to whom, that if
the Earl of Essex had an Army on Foot, the King
would put Himself into his Hands or Protection, or
to the same or like Effect; and how often he said
so, and upon what Grounds he did it, and from
whom he heard it?"
"1. To the First, he faith, He was Prisoner at
Oxford, from before Christmas last, until Saturday
last, during which Time he was kept close Prisoner,
and no Man suffered to come to him; but some small
Time before His Majesty was pleased to send him
Word, by the Lord Digby, "That His Pleasure was,
he should neither come to Him, nor speak with any
Lord, or go to the Prince, nor stay in Oxford:"
But his Lordship demanding then what the King
would do with him, the Lord Digby then said, "That
he knew not whither the King would send him."
Whereupon his Lordship said, "He would the King
would let him go beyond Seas:" To which the Lord
Digby replied, "He thought He would, if it were
desired;" and his Lordship expressed his Desire it
might be so. But saith, That he had not any Pass
from the King, but only a Pass from the Earl of
Essex, procured Three Weeks before, or thereabouts,
and came out of Oxford on Saturday last.
"2. He faith, He met with a Coach with some
Ladies as he was coming away out of Town; and
their Ladyships took him into the Coach, and brought
him out of the Port, and a little further, where he
took his Horses, and so came gallop away; and there
came with him only Four Servants. And faith,
That all his Family knew of his coming away, and
"3. That meeting, at or between Colebrooke and
London, with Colonel Sheffield and Dr. Keame; upon
Speech had whether His Majesty was not offended
much with my Lord General, for his often Refusals
of his Offers and Messages, I answered, "No, but
the contrary; for I heard His Majesty sometimes express His Admiration of my Lord General's Constancy, which He termed Obstinacy; and I did verily believe, That, if my Lord of Essex would
but engage Himself for His Security, he would adventure upon his Engagement sooner than any other
Security;" But he doth not now remember, that
he did speak this to any other than to some Persons
within those Quarters; and he is the more confident
of his Belief that His Majesty had that Confidence
in the Lord General, because he hath heard Him
upon Occasions to declare, that it was a Thing infixed in the Nature of the said Earl, never to desert
a Thing that he had once engaged himself to perform.
"Pembrook & Mount.
W. Say & Seale.
Order for an Allowance to Lady Finch.
"Whereas the Committee of Lords and Commons
for Sequestrations, by virtue of a Reference from
both Houses of Parliament, made the 14th Day of
this Month, did, upon the 19th of the same, take
into Consideration the Petition of Mabella Lady Finch,
Wife of John Lord Finch, and did this Day make
Report to the said Houses of their Proceedings therein, as by the said Report more at large appeareth:
Upon full and deliberate Consideration thereof had,
it is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Houses,
Lands, and Tenements, of the said John Lord Finch,
(videlicet), the Moat House and Lands within the Walls,
and the House and Lands let to Pollin, and all Lands
thereunto belonging, within the County of Kent and
City of Canterbury; and Estuart, and the Houses,
Mill, and Lands thereunto belonging, in the County
of Kent aforesaid, all valued together at the Yearly
Rent of Two Hundred Ninety-eight Pounds; and the
House and Lands at Pallingswick, in the County
of Middlesex, valued at the Yearly Rent of Forty
Pounds, in all amounting to Three Hundred Thirtyeight Pounds per Annum, shall be, and hereby are, let
unto the said Mabella Lady Finch, during the Time the
same shall remain in Sequestration, at the Yearly Rent
of One Hundred Pounds per Annum, to be apportioned,
according to the several Values in each County, by the
several and respective Committees there; and the said
Rent to the Parliament to be secured to them accordingly, and the Taxes to be paid for the rest or
Over-value of the said several Lands by the said
Lady: And hereof all Committees in the said several
Counties, and said City of Canterbury, and all others
whom the same doth or may concern, are to take Notice, and yield a ready and due Obedience thereunto."
House adjourned till 9a cras.