Die Martis, 25 die Novembris.
Prayers, by Mr. Gouge.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
Assembly to compleat the Confession of Faith and Catechism, and the Members of it to attend.
It is this Day Ordered, That the Assembly of Divines be hereby desired to hasten the compleating of a
Confession of Faith, and Common Catechism, with all
convenient Speed; for which Purpose, they are to sit
by Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon every Day of
their Sessions, and continue until Twelve: And it is further Ordered, That all the Divines (Members of that
Assembly) do come thither before Nine of the Clock,
and continue there until the Rising of the Assembly
every Day wherein they fit, unless in Case of Sickness,
or other urgent Necessity, to be allowed by the Assembly; wherein so often as any fail, they are not for
those Days to receive the Allowance appointed by Ordinance for their Attendance there: The Prolocutor and
Scribes are to give Notice hereof to all that are absent,
and to certify their Names who shall not attend accordingly to One or both Houses of Parliament; and the
Concurrence of the House of (fn. *) Commons to be desired
Message to the H. C. about it, and the following Particulars.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edw. Leech and Mr. Page:
1. To desire Concurrence in the Order concerning the
Divines, to hasten the Catechism, &c.
2. To desire their Concurrence in the (fn. †) Alteration in
the Ordinance for Two Thousand Pounds for Munster.
3. To put them in Mind of Hancock's Business.
4. To put them in Mind of the Petition of the Scotts
5. To put them in Mind of the Business concerning
6. To communicate to them the Paper presented Yesterday from the Scotts Commissioners.
Upon reading the Petition of Walters: It
is Ordered to be referred to the Committee of Lords
and Commons for Sequestrations. (Here enter it.)
Earl of Stamford's and Ihannes' Businesses.
Ordered, That the Committee of Privileges do
meet on Thursday next, in the Afternoon, at Three a
Clock, about the Report of the Conference with the
House of Commons, concerning the Earl of Stamford's
Business, and the Business of Ihanns; and some of the
Judges to attend.
Answer from the H. C.
Sir Edw. Leech and Mr. Page return with this Answer:
That the House of Commons will (fn. ‡) give a Conference,
as desired, presently: To the rest, they will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Eaton to be instituted to Maxey.
Ordered, That Tho. Eaton Clerk, being presented
to the Vicarage of Maxey, in the County of Northampton, by the Commissioners of the Great Seal, shall be
instituted and inducted thereinto by Doctor Heath.
Upon reading the Petition of divers of the Servants
of the King's Children; desiring, "that their Persons
may be protected from Arrests, until the Monies for
their Arrears be paid them, which are promised them."
Ordered, That they shall have the Privilege of
Parliament, until they shall have Satisfaction from the
Lady Maynard, Privilege in Bowel's Suit.
The Answer of Anne Lady Maynard, late Wife of
Wm. Lord Maynard deceased, to the Petition of Nicholas Bowell, was read. (Here enter it.)
And it is Ordered, That the Lady Maynard shall
be allowed her Privilege of Parliament.
Message from the H. C. with Ordinances;— about Grove, and the following Particulars.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Rob't Pye Knight;
To desire Concurrence in divers Ordinances:
1. To desire that, at the next Conference, their
Lordships would afford them a Free Conference, touching the late Conference concerning Grove, which concerns the Privilege of the House.
2. A Letter to be sent to the Parliament of Scotland,
concerning the Garrison of Belfast, in Ireland.
3. For adding Names to the Committee for Cumberland.
4. For adding Names to the Committee for Coventry.
5. An Answer to the Scottch Papers.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will give a Free Conference, presently, in the Painted Chamber, concerning the Business of Grove, which concerns the Privilege of this
House: To the rest, this House will send an Answer
by Messengers of their own.
Commissioners of the Admiralty to hear the Report of Dr. Walker's Negotiation.
Ordered, That the Letter from the Governor of
Flanders, brought by Doctor Walker, be communicated
to the House of Commons; and to let them know, that
this House doth concur with them, in referring to the
Commissioners of the Admiralty the Hearing of the
Report of Doctor Walker's Negotiation in Flanders; and
to consider of this Letter, and to make Report thereof
to the Houses.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure; and the
Lords went to the Conference.
The Conference being ended, the House was resumed.
Report of the Conference about Grove.
The Lord Robertes reported, "The Effect of this
Conference was, That it was expressed by the House
of Commons, that this Conference was, to hold a
good Correspondency between both Houses; and that
the Person, Grove, that is attached by the Order of
the Lords House, is avowed by Mr. Gourden to be
his menial Servant; and therefore they desire he may
be released, according to the Privilege of Parliament."
Ordered, That in regard this Tho. Grove is avowed to be a Servant of a Member of the House of Commons; upon the Desire of the House of Commons, he
is discharged from his Restraint.
Ordered, That this House approves of that which
the Lord Robertes delivered now at the Conference.
Steward and De Franchi.
Ordered, That the Cause of Captain Walter Steward
is put of till To-morrow Fortnight.
Order concerning Berkley Castle.
The Order concerning the Lord Berckley's Castle,
was read, and approved of. (Here enter it.)
Letter to the Parliament of Scotland, about putting Belfast again into the Possession of the English Forces.
The Letter to be sent to the Parliament of Scotland,
concerning the Town and Garrison of Belfast, in Ireland,
read Twice, and committed to the Consideration of
these Lords following; and to report the same to this
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Any Two, to meet when they please.
Waters's Petition, to be relieved from a Debt due by his late Brother to Lowe, a Delinquent.
To the Right Honourable the House of Peers.
The humble Petition of Wm. Waters Gentleman;
"That John Waters Gentleman, the Petitioner's late
Brother, a Man very faithful and active for the Parliament, and of special Use in the Garrison of North'ton, had his House and Ground several Times plundered, and about Eighteen Horses, Six Hundred
Sheep, Thirty Beeves of his and the Petitioner's,
and all his Corn and Goods, taken from him by the
Enemy; and about Midsummer, 1643, was himself
taken Prisoner, and carried to Banbury Castle, and
there put into a loathsome Dungeon, where he endured about Six Months barbarous and inhuman
Cruelties, and, no Exchange nor Ransom being accepted, he most miserably died there.
The said John Waters, being in his Life-time much
indebted to divers Persons in great Sums of Money,
hath left his Debts upon the Petitioner, being his
Executor and next Heir at Law, and engaged as
Surety amongst other well-affected Persons who are
also Sureties for those Debts.
The Petitioner being also One of the Committee
for Sequestrations in North'tonsheir, and therefore
much maligned by the Enemy, and plundered of his
whole Estate, is disabled to pay his Brother's said
Debts, or to maintain his own Family.
He humbly beseecheth your Lordships, that
whereas the said John Waters died indebted
unto George Lowe Esquire, a Delinquent, in
the Sum of Five Hundred Pounds, secured by
a Lease of the said John Waters' Lands, your
Lordships would be pleased that, the said
Debt being sequestered, the Petitioner and
the said Lands may be thereof discharged
by Authority of Parliament; and that the
same may be allowed to the Petitioner (upon
such Terms as your Honours shall think fit),
towards the Payment of his Brother's said
Debts, and Discharge of the Petitioner and the
other Sureties aforesaid; and to that Purpose,
to refer the same to the Honourable Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations, as the Honourable House of Commons
have already done, by the Order annexed.
"And he shall most humbly pray, &c."
"Die Sabbati, 17Febr. 1643.
Order of the H. C. for that Purpose.
The humble Petition of Wm. Waters Gentleman,
of the County of North'ton, was this Day read; whose
Brother died in the Service of the Parliament,
and has been undone by the Enemy's Forces, and
hath nothing to rely upon but the Favour of the
Houses, in relieving him upon a Debt owing to Mr.
George Lowe a Delinquent, whose Estate is sequestered: And it is Ordered, by the Commons assembled
in Parliament, That it be recommended to the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations, for
the Petitioner's Relief.
"H. Elsing, Cler. Parl. D. Com."
The Answer of Anne Lady Maynard, late Wife
of Wm. Lord Maynard deceased, to the Petition of Nicholas Bowell.
Lady Maynard's Answer to Bowel's Petition.
That true it is, that the Petitioner Nicholas Bowell
did marry Susan, eldest Daughter of the said Lord
Maynard, but without the Consent of the Respondent,
or any of the Friends of the said Susan.
That true it is, that the said Lord Maynard gave,
by his Will, to the said Susan, several Legacies, as
well for her Maintenance till Marriage, as Five
Thousand Pounds Portion, the Time of Payment
thereof being limited at her Marriage, or within Three
Months next after; but the Means to raise the same
being out of the Profits of certain Lands in the said
Will devised, for Payment of Debts and Legacies to
this Respondent for One and Twenty Years, if she
should live so long a Widow; and, if she died, then
the same Lands, and other Lands, for raising of Money to pay the said Debts and Legacies, were devised
to other Trustees in the Will named, for the Remainder of the said Term; and if the same Provision should
not be sufficient, then the said Lands were devised to
the said Susan and her Sisters, till such Time as they
should raise their Portions out of the Profits of the
same Lands, and no longer.
That, at the Death of the said Lord Maynard,
there were Debts to the Value of Seven Thousand
Pounds, and above, to be paid in the First Place, before Legacies.
That, by the Will, it was declared, That William
Lord Maynard, Son and Heir of the said Lord Maynard, deceased, was to have an Accompt what was
raised and paid; and he giving Security for such Debts
and Legacies as upon the said Accompt appeared to
be due, the Estate devised to this Respondent was to
cease; and that, after, the said Susan dying, leaving
a Daughter, and the Admistration of the said Susan
being granted to the said William now Lord Maynard,
for the Use and Behoof of his Sister's said Daughter;
he, in Right of his Administration, claiming the said
Portions, for the Preservation thereof for the said
That the Covenant in the Petition mentioned to be
entered into was drawn from this Respondent by Surprize, and upon Pretence that this Respondent ought
to pay the same at the Day of Marriage of the said
Susan; whereas the same, by the Will, was not to
be paid but in Course after Debts, and when the
same might be raised out of the Profits of the said
Lands; and the same now is to be paid out of the said
now Lord Maynard's Estate, this Respondent having
no Assets to pay the same.
Upon all which Reasons, and for that the Question is, to whom the said Portion belongeth,
whether to the said Petitioner or to the said
Lord Maynard as Administrator of the said
Susan, she, this Respondent, desires your Lordships she may have the Privilege of her Peerage,
to protect her against Suits from the said Petitioner's Claim, and that he may petition to be
relieved against the said Lord Maynard, who
ought to pay the same if it be due.
Order to prevent Berkley Castle from being demolished.
The House being informed, by the Lord Berkley,
That the demolishing of his Castle of Berkly have been
lately informed to the Committee of both Kingdoms
to be very necessary, which is and hath been the ancient Seat of the Lord Berkley:" It is Ordered, by
the Lords in Parliament, That it be hereby specially recommended to the said Committee, that speedy Directions be given from them, that the said Castle be not
defaced, slighted, or demolished, through any Pretence
whatsoever, being the said Lord Berkly hath suffered
so deeply already for his adhering to the Parliament,
and the demolishing of his ancient Seat would be a
great Increase to his former Losses, and an irreparable
Mischief and Prejudice to his Posterity in the Future.