DIE Jovis, 26 die Novembris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Thoroughgood.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
L. Viscount Hereford.
Countess of Arundell, a Pass to come Home.
Ordered, That the Countess of Arundell shall have
a Pass, to come into England, out of France, with
Valin, a Pass to France.
Ordered, That Valin shall have a Pass, to
go into France.
Wright to be instituted to Bulwick.
Ordered, That Doctor Aylett shall give Institution
and Induction to Christopher Wright, to the Rectory of
Bulwike, with a salvo Jure cujuscunque; he taking the
Preachers at the Fast thanked.
Ordered, That Mr. Ward and Mr. Price have hereby
Thanks returned them, for their Sermons preached
Yesterday before the Lords, at the Fast; and they are
desired to print and publish their Sermons.
Preachers at the next.
Ordered, That Mr. Good and Mr. Horton shall be
desired to preach the next Fast-day before the Lords in
The Ordinance for Mr. Bankes to be Rector to Ivy
Church, was read, and Agreed to; and Ordered to be
sent to the House of Commons for their Concurrence.
Captain Powell freed from an Arrest.
Ordered, That Captain Powell shall be discharged
from his Imprisonment, being arrested for Debt; there
being many Arrears due to him from the State.
L. Cottington's Petition.
A Petition of the Lord Cottington, was read, and Ordered to be laid aside.
Ordinance to explain the One for Sale of Bishops Lands.
The House was adjourned into a Committee during
Pleasure, to take into Consideration the Ordinance for
Explanation of the Ordinance for Sale of the Bishops
Lands, and putting it into Execution.
The House was resumed.
Countess of Bedford's Petition, for a Maintenance for Ly. Digby's Children.
The Petition of Katherine Countess Dowager of Bedford, and on the Behalf of John, George, Wm. Diana, and
Ann, Sons and Daughters of Anne Lady Digby; shewing,
"That the Estate out of which the said Children have
heretofore had Support and Maintenance is now under
Sequestration; by reason whereof, they have for the
present no other Livelihood but Charity; and their
Condition is such, and so wanting and penurious, as
that the Petitioner conceives it rather fit for Concealment than Expression: Therefore humbly prays, that,
out of the said sequestered Estate, some competent
Allowance for (fn. *) their Support and Livelihood may be
It is Ordered, To be sent to the House of Commons
How and Williams in Error.
Ordered, That the Errors between How and Williams
shall be argued, at this Bar, by Counsel on both Sides,
To-morrow Morning, at which Time some of the Judges
to attend this House.
Message from the H. C. with Papers accusing Two Peers;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Nicolls, &c. who was commanded to deliver to
this House a Letter, with some Examinations, which
concerns Two Peers of this House; and they had Directions only to deliver them.
and with Ordinances.
2. To deliver divers Orders and Ordinances to their
Lordships, and desire Concurrence therein.
Papers accusing the Earls of Northumb. and Pemb. of supplying the King with Money.
The Letter and Examinations were read.
(Here enter it.)
The Purport of them is concerning the Earl of Northumb. and the Earl of Pembrooke; that they should
(fn. †) have sent Four Thousand Pounds to the King at Oxford,
and likewise some Members of the House of Commons.
They declare their Innocence.
The Earls of Northumb. and Pembrooke declared their
Innocency in this Business; and desired the House would
please to put it into a Way of Examination.
And after Debate;
This Question was put, "Whether, at the Desire
of the Earl of Northumb. and the Earl of
Pembrooke, there shall be a Committee appointed; and that the House of Commons be
acquainted that this House desires them to appoint a Committee of their House, who may be
present, if they think fit, to examine this
And it was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Ordered, That this be communicated to the House
of Commons To-morrow Morning, at a Conference.
Message to the H. C. for a Conference about it.
And presently a Message was sent to the House of
Commons, to desire a Conference, To-morrow Morning,
at Eleven of the Clock, in the Painted Chamber, concerning the Business brought up at the last Message, mentioned in the Letter out of Cornwayle.
Lloyd to be attached, for this Scandal.
Ordered, That the Gentleman Usher attending this
House shall attach the Body of Richard Lloyd, and bring
(fn. †) him in safe Custody to this House, to answer the Scandal
raised by him against the Earls of Northumb. and Pembrooke.
Committee for the Conference.
The House nominated this Committee following, for
the Business aforesaid:
E. of Suff. and the Executors of Sir R. Hitcham.
Whereas a Cause is depending in this House, between
the Right Honourable the Earl of Suffolke, and Edward
Alpe and others, the Executors of Sir Robert Hitcham,
and others; and whereas, by a former Order, the Rents
paid into the Chancery by the Tenants of the Manors
of Framlingham and Saxted, in the County of Suff.
should remain there, and not be disposed of or taken out
until the Business depending in this House were determined; and the House being this Day informed, that
there is an Order in the Chancery, betwixt Edward Alpe
Plantiff and others, and Robert Butt and others Defendants, for taking out the said Monies: It is hereby Ordered, That the said Money shall remain in the Chancery where now it is, and not taken forth until the said
Cause be determined in this House, notwithstanding the
Order in July last, or any Order made by the Chancery
to the contrary; and that the Officers of Chancery do
forbear to pay or issue out any Money, by colour of
any Order or Direction, till the said Determination of
the Cause in this House.
Lloyd's Examination, about his Report of the Earls of Northumberland and Pembroke having sent Money to the King at Oxford.
"Richard Lloyd, of The Inner Temple, Esquire, upon
his Examination before this Committee, confesseth,
That, on Sunday last, he being at Dinner, at the Sign
of The Bull, in this Town of Truroe, together with
Mr. Cowes and Mr. Treise, he, amongst other Things,
told them of certain Monies that was sent from Two
Lords of the Parliament to the King at Oxford, during
the late Wars in this Kingdom: And this Examinant
now saith, That he, being at Oxford about Four Years
last past, was a Gentleman of the Privy Chamber Extraordinary to the King, and rid in His Troop; and
about that Time there were Two Gentlemen that came
from London, the One called Mr. Compton who
was a Page to the Earl of Pembrooke, and another
whose Name he doth not now remember, but had formerly been a Page to the said Earl of Pembrooke, and
was then (as (fn. *) this Examinant believeth) One of the
King's Servants; and that they told this Examinant,
That they had brought from London Four Thousand
Pounds in Gold, quilted about them, from the Right
Honourable the Earl of Northumberland and the aforesaid Earl of Pembrooke, from each Two Thousand
Pounds, which they had sent to the King; and that
the said Compton lay in the same House in Oxford
where this Examinant lay; and that they were so
sore with carrying the said Money, that they told this
Examinant they kept their Beds Three or Four Days:
And he further saith, That Sir George Crymes, of
Pelham, in Surrey, being then at Oxford, told this
Examinant, That he had brought One Hundred Pounds
to the King, which Sir Poynings Moore a Member of the
House of Commons had sent to the King from London;
and that Sir Thomas Longvill, near Stonny Strattford,
told this Examinant, about Two Years last past, that
he had Four or Five Hundred Pounds sent by some
Parliament Men, Friends of his, to the King: And this
Examinant knoweth that there was of the said Monies
One Hundred and Forty or One Hundred and Fifty
Pounds paid, by Order from Sir Edward Hide the
Chancellor, to Sir Thomas Lunsford, by the said Sir
Thomas Langvill, for the said Lunsford's Pay: And he
further confesseth to have said, That the Reason why
the said Persons sent the Money aforesaid was, because
the Parliament was weak, and they knew not how
Things would fall out. And more he sayeth not.
"Examined by us,
Treise's, about the same.
||"At the Standing Committee of Parliament, in Truroe, the 18th Day of Nov'r, 1646.
"The Examination of John Treise, Gentleman.
"This Examinate, sworn, saith, That he being on
Sunday last at Dinner, at the Sign of The Bull in this
Town, together with one Mr. Cowes and one Mr.
Lloyd (who is reputed to have been One of the
Prince's Servants, and to have remained about this
Town ever since the Prince went hence), he heard the
said Mr. Lloyd to say, That, in the Time of the
late Wars between King and Parliament, he knew
Two great Lords that now sit in Parliament, and have
ever sat in Parliament since the Beginning of the
Troubles, and are as great Men as any in the House,
that sent to Oxford to the King, by Two of their
Servants, Four Thousand Pounds in Gold: And the
said Mr. Lloyd then further said, That he knew the
Men that brought the said Four Thousand Pounds to
Oxford; and that they lay in Oxford in the same
House where he did; and that they kept their Beds
Three or Four Days after they came thither, being
weary and sore with carrying the said Money quilted
about them: And he said also, That One of the said
Servants returned soon after to London, and the other
remained with the King, and was afterwards slain in
the King's Party before Winchester: And this Examinant further saith, That the said Mr. Lloyd did then
also say, That he knew divers eminent Members of
the House of Commons (and now sitting in the House),
that, in the Time of the said late Wars, (fn. *) sent divers
Sums of Money to the King at Oxford (some One
Hundred Pounds, some Two Hundred Pounds, some
Three Hundred Pounds, at a Time): And the said
Mr. Lloyd said, That he thought they did so because
the Parliament Party was at that Time weak, and
they were not assured which Way Things would go, or
Words to the like Effect: And this Examinant saith,
That this Examination is by him set down full in Sense
to what the said Mr. Lloyd then spake, and as near
in Words as this Examinant can now remember.
"Henry Cowes, Gentleman, sworn, and examined,
saith, That, on Sunday last past, he this Examinant was
at Dinner, at the Sign of The Bull, in this Town of
Truroe, together with Mr. John Treise and Mr. Lloyd
(who is reputed One of the Prince's Servants, and
hath remained in this Town since the Prince went
hence); and there, amongst other Discourse, he heard
the said Mr. Lloyd say, That, in the Time of the
late Troubles or Wars in this Kingdom between the
King and Parliament, he knew One or Two of the
chief Lords that now sit in Parliament to have sent
to the King to Oxford, by their Servants, Four Thousand Pounds in Gold; and that he knew the Men that
brought the said Four Thousand Pounds; and that
they lay in Oxford in the same House where he the
said Mr. Lloyd did lye; and that they kept their Beds
Three or Four Days after they came thither, being
weary with carrying the said Gold quilted about them,
or Words to that Effect: And this Examinate further
saith, That the said Mr. Lloyd did then also say, That
he knew divers eminent Members of the House of
Commons (and now of the House,) that did in the
Time of the late Wars send divers Sums of Money
to the King at Oxford, some One Hundred Pounds,
some Two Hundred Pounds, some Three Hundred
Pounds at a Time: And the said Lloyd said, That he
thought they did so, because the Parliament Party was
at that Time weak, and they knew not which Way
Things would go; or Words to that Effect.