DIE Veneris, 18 die Aprilis.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Corbett.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Message from the H. C. with Ordinances; and for a Conference about One concerning the Commissioners of the Admiralty.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Nicolls, &c.
To desire Concurrence in divers Ordinances.
2. To desire a Conference, so soon as it may stand
with their Lordships Conveniency, concerning the Ordinance touching the Commissioners for the Admiralty.
The Answer returned was:
This House will give a present Conference, in the
Painted Chamber, as is desired; concerning the rest of
the Particulars, their Lordships will send an Answer by
Messengers of their own.
Mr. Stavely & Uxor.
Ordered, That Mr. Stavelye's Cause, between him
and his Wife, shall be heard on Thursday in Whitson
Week; and all Parties and Witnesses to have Notice to
attend, as formerly was Ordered.
Tylson, the E. of Manchester's Commissary General of Horse, Petition to be freed from an Arrest;
to have a Habeas Corpus.
Upon reading the Petition of John Tylson Esquire;
shewing, "That he hath served the State in the Place
of Commissary General for Horse, in the Army late
under the Command of the Right Honourable the
Earl of Manchester, and was arrested upon the 10th
of this Month, and ever since kept in Prison, there
being no Action of real Debt brought against him:"
Now, in regard the Petitioner hath not yet delivered up
his Accompts, and not discharged of his Trust, it is Ordered, That a Habeas Corpus cum Causa shall be issued,
to bring the Petitioner before this House on Monday
Morning next; and then this House will give further
Answer from the H. C.
Dr. Aylett and Dr. Heath return with this Answer
to the Message sent Yesterday to the House of Commons:
1. That the Petition of the Earl of Nottingham is
taken into Consideration.
2. That they will take the Ordinance concerning
Windsor Great Parke into Consideration.
3. Concerning the Petition of Captain Ryter, they
4. That they agree, that the Committee for Foreign
Affairs do meet on Saturday next, in the Afternoon.
5. Concerning the Ordinance for Commissioners for
the Admiralty, they will send an Answer by Messengers
of their own.
6. (fn. *) They agree to the Alteration in the Ordinance
concerning Sir Ric'd Norton. (Here enter it.)
7. They concur for a Pass to be granted to the Lady
Grandison, to go into France.
Walsingham and Baker.
This Day the Cause between Sir Tho. Walsingham
Knight, against Sir John Baker Knight, was heard, by
Counsel on both Sides, concerning the Reversal of a
Decree formerly made in the Court of Exchequer, concerning the Manor of Hunton, in the County of Kent:
And it is Ordered, That this Business shall be taken
into Consideration To-morrow Morning.
Ordinance concerning Portsmouth Garrison.
Next, an Ordinance was read, concerning allowing
Maintenance out of the Excise to the Garrison of Portsmouth. (Here enter it.)
Read, and Agreed to.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the
Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the
House was resumed.
Report of the Conference about the Ordinance concerning the Commissioners of the Admiralty.
The Speaker reported the Effect of this Conference;
"That whereas the House of Commons sent up an Ordinance, for appointing Commissioners for managing
the Admiralty, which their Lordships returned to
them, with an Addition in these Words ["whereof
One Lord at least to be present"], which the House
of Commons thinks not fit to pass; because, if there
should be any emergent Occasion, nothing can be
done without One Lord, which may be difficult to
get, in regard of the many several (fn. †) Businesses now in
Agitation, because most of the Lords of this Committee are of the Committee of both Kingdoms."
Then this House took it into Consideration; and it
was Resolved, Not to adhere to the Alteration sent
down to the House of Commons.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Quorum shall
be reduced to Five.
Message to the H. C. for the Quorum in it to be reduced; and with Mr. Samwell's Petition.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Dr. Aylett and Dr. Heath:
To let them know, that this House agrees to the Ordinance for appointing Commissioners for the Admiralty, with this Alteration of reducing the Quorum to
Five, and desire their Concurrence therein; and to deliver Mr. Samwell's Petition to them, and specially recommend it to them.
Marichal De Gascoigne to export Horses.
Ordered, That Marishall De Gascoigne shall have a
Pass, to transport Eight Horses for France.
Letter to the Queen of Sweden to be signed.
The Earl of Northumb. reported to this House the
Letter to be sent from both Houses to the Queen of
Sweden, translated into Lattin: And it is Ordered, That
the same be signed by the Speakers of both Houses.
Ordinance for an Allowance, out of the Excise in Hampshire, for Portsmouth Garrison.
"Whereas, by an Ordinance of Parliament, of the
2d of August, 1644, a Charge was laid upon the Excise of the County of South'ton, not formerly granted,
of Five Hundred Pounds per Mensem, if the Excise of
the said County should amount to so much, to continue for Six Months then next ensuing, for Support
of the Charge of that Garrison, increased by the
Danger of these Times; and whereas, by reason of
the great Power of the Enemy within that County,
the said Excise hath not amounted to near that Proportion, which, being all the Support allotted for
that Garrison, except the old Establishment for One
Company, hath much increased the Arrears of that
Garrison: It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords
and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Excise which shall be collected out of the said County of
South'ton, not granted otherwise, be paid for the
Use of the Garrison of Portsmouth, until the Sum that
was formerly Ordered to be paid out of it to the said
Garrison be completed and made up; and the Commissioners of Excise are Ordered to make Payment of
the same accordingly; and the Receipts of the Treasurer, or his Assigns, shall be their sufficient Discharge: Provided, That this Ordinance shall not extend to any Excise appropriated to the Use of the
"An Ordinance for the Discharge of the Delinquency of Sir Richard Norton, Knight and
Ordinance to clear Sir R. Norton of his Delinquency.
"Whereas Sir Richard Norton, of Rotherfeild, in the
County of South'ton, Knight and Baronet, hath been
fined the Sum of Five Hundred Pounds for his Delinquency, to pay the same, by Way of Composition,
to the Use of the State; in Pursuance of which Composition, he hath paid the Sum of Two Hundred and
Fifty Pounds, and given Security for the Payment of
the other Two Hundred and Fifty Pounds, to the
Content and Satisfaction of the Committee intrusted
for that Service: It is therefore Ordained and Declared, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, and the said Lords and Commons do hereby
Order, Ordain, and Declare, That the Estate of the
said Sir Richard Norton shall be, and is hereby, discharged from Sequestration, from the First Day of
this Instant April; and all Committees and other Officers are required to take Notice hereof, and to suffer
the said Sir Richard Norton quietly and peaceably to
receive and enjoy all the Profits of his Estate, in any
County or Place where the same hath been sequestered, as formerly he hath done, and to restore him
to the full Possession thereof; any former Order or
Master of the Ceremonies to shew The States Ambassadors the usual Civilities, on their Departure.
It was moved, "That Sir Oliver Fleminge, Master of
the Ceremonies, desires their Lordships Directions,
what civil Respects should be shewed to The States
Ambassadors, before their Departure out of this
And this House left it to the Discretion of the said
Master of the Ceremonies, to give them such Civilities
as hath been usual in the like Cases, and belonging to
House adjourned till 9a cras.