DIE Veneris, 20 Novembris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Hardwicke.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
L. Viscount Hereford.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Horton to be One of the Assembly.
Ordered, That the House of Commons be put in
Mind, that Mr. Horton may be added to be One of the
Assembly of Divines, the rather because that Mr. Burroughs is lately dead.
E. of North'ton and Doughty.
Upon reading the Answer of Mr. Doughty: It is
Ordered, That the Earl of North'ton shall have a Copy
of it. (Here enter it.)
Order about Floyd's House in Dean's Yard vacated.
Upon Report by the Lord Mountague, from the Committee of the College of Westm. concerning Floyd's
House, in The Deane's Yard, which is stopped from
Building by the Order of this House:
It is Ordered, That the said Order is hereby revoked and vacated, dated the 8th of October, 1646.
Order about Bodvell's Children.
Next, the Order made Yesterday, concerning Mr.
Bodvell's Children to be committed into the Custody of
Sir Wm. Russell, for their Education, to see whether it
was rightly entered, or not.
And it was Resolved, upon the Question, That this
Order is rightly entered. (Here enter it.)
The Question being put, "Whether this Order
shall remain in the Clerk of the Parliaments
Hands for a Week before it be delivered
It was Resolved in the Negative.
Lane's Petition, for a Pardon.
The Petition of Richard Lane was read; shewing,
"That he is very sensible of the Displeasure and Censure of these Honourable Houses against him, and
is heartily sorry that he hath offended the same:
He humbly desires their Pardon, and that he may
be received into their Grace and Mercy; and the
rather, in respect he is above Threescore Years of
Age, and subject to many Infirmities of Body, and,
for Want of Subsistence, he is very unable to dispose
of himself into any Foreign Parts."
It is Ordered, That this Petition is laid aside, without any Engagement.
Walter & Ux.
This Day Sir Robert Wingfield deposed upon Oath, at
this Bar, "That he was present when Mrs. Ann Abbersfielde did speak to Mr. Walter, to know of him whether he would obey the Orders of the Lords in
Parliament, made concerning his Wife Eliz. Walter.
And Mr. Walter replied again, "I will obey none of
And the said Mrs. Ann Abbersfield, upon Oath, vivâ
voce, said, "That (fn. *) Mr. Walter said, when she pressed
him to know whether he would obey the Lords Orders, or not, made concerning his Wife; and he answered, "He would obey none of their Lordships
Brown, for refusing the E. of Midd. Chambers in Som'set House.
This Day Wm. Browne, according to an Order of
this House, attended, to shew Reason why he permits
not the Earl of Midd. to have the Use of the Lord
Viscount Purbeck's Lodgings in Sum'sett House.
And he gave this Answer: "That he had received
an Order from the Committee of the House of Commons for the King's Houses, commanding him not
to permit or suffer any Person or Persons whatsoever
to lodge in Sum'sett House, without the special Directions and Authority from that Committee."
Upon this, the Earl of Midd. produced the Assignment of those Lodgings to the Earl of Midd. for
But the House at this Time gave no Resolution
Cook and Slipper, in Error.
Ordered, That the Errors in the Writ of Error
depending in this House between Cooke and Slypper shall
be argued, by Counsel, at this Bar, Six Days after the
End of this Term.
How and Williams, D°.
Ordered, That the Errors in the Writ of Error between Howe and Williams shall (fn. †) be argued, at this Bar,
by Counsel on both Sides, on Tuesday next.
Message to the H. C. about the following Particulars.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath:
1. To put them in Mind of Mr. Horton, that he
may be added to the Assembly of Divines, upon the
Death of Mr. Burroughs; and to put them in Mind of
Mr. Roberts to be added to be One of the Assembly of
2. To deliver the Ordinance for the Fast, and desire
their Concurrence in the Alterations.
3. To desire their Concurrence in the Ordinance
concerning Annotations upon the Dutch Bible translated.
Order concerning Bodvell's Children.
"Whereas, upon the Petition of Anne Bodvill, it was
Ordered, on the 17th of this Instant November, That,
upon serving of the said Petition and Order, John Bodvill Esquire, Husband of the said Anne, should shew
Cause the next Day to this House, why the Children
of the said John and Anne should not be speedily delivered into the Custody of Sir William Russell Knight
and Baronet, the Grandfather of the said Children, or
otherwise this House would so dispose of them accordingly; which Petition and Order was served, by
leaving them at the Lodging of the said Mr. Bodvill,
who was not to be spoken with, as was made appear
to this House by the Affidavit of John Gould,
who served the same; notwithstanding which, no
Obedience hath been given by the said Mr. Bodvill
touching the same."
Doughty's Answer, about the E. of Northampton's Papers.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords assembled
"That, upon the 19th of this present November, this
annexed Order of the 14th was delivered unto Thomas Doughty therein named; whereunto he humbly
answereth, and saith,
"That, in the Minority of James Earl of Northampton,
the said Thomas Doughty, being intrusted by Mary
Countess Dowager of Northampton with certain Evidences, Writings, and Conveyances, did (by the Approbation of the said Earl, and according to the Trust
reposed in him) deliver the said Writings and Evidences above Two Years now sithence into the Hands
and Custody of the said Countess, Mother of the said
Earl of Northampton; the keeping whereof the said
Countess of Northampton hath several Times acknowledged, in regard the said Writings do concern himself and her Ladyship's younger Children.
"Wherefore the said Thomas Doughty humbly
prayeth, that, the said Writings and Evidences
not being in his Power or Custody, this High
Court will not please to impute to him any
Disobedience to the said Order, for the not
delivering of what is not in his Hands or Dispose, whereof he is ready to make Oath, if
this High Court shall so please to direct.
House adjourned till 10a cras.