DIE Jovis, videlicet, 26 die Maii.
The House appointed the Earl of Leycester to
sit Speaker this Day.
Earl of Peterborough ordered by the King to attend Him at York.
The Earl of Peterborough acquainted the House with
a Letter which he received from the King, to attend
Him at Yorke, upon his Allegiance.
And his Lordship desired he might have Leave to go
into a Course of Physick.
Leave to be absent.
The Earl of Peterborough had Thanks given him
from the House; and the House gave him Leave to be
absent, to take Physick, for his Health; and then this
House will consider further of his going to Yorke.
And because many other Lords are gone by virtue of
such Letters, this House conceived the same to be contrary to the Privilege of this House.
Sir Thomas Littleton's Waggon stayed, with Ordnance, &c.
The House was informed, "That Yesterday there
was Waggons stayed at Alsebury, by the Lord Pagett,
wherein there was Three Field Pieces, with new Carriages, with the Warlike Provision therein, which belongs to Sir Tho. Littleton.
To be communicated to the H. C.
Ordered, That this be communicated to the House
of Commons, because the Lord Paget desired it might
(fn. *) be communicated to the Parliament.
Ordered, That the Three Pieces of Ordnance, with
the Ammunition, shall be stayed until further Direction
from this House.
Lord Howard's Letter.
A Letter of the Lord Howard's, dated the 24th May,
was read. (Here enter it.)
Bruton and Lenthall in Error.
Ordered, That the Writ of Error between Bruton
and Lenthall shall be argued this Day Sevennight.
E. of Sussex's Order about his Fishery.
Ordered, That the Fishermen of Esher, concerning
the Business of the Earl of Sussex, shall remain upon
Bail, to appear upon Four Days Notice; in the mean
Time, not to disturb the Possession of the Earl of Sussex
Fishing, for which he hath a Verdict.
Serjeant Glanvile Leave to be absent.
Ordered, That Serjeant Glanvile shall have Leave to
be absent for a Time.
King's Letter to the Earl of Peterborough.
Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousin, We
greet you well. Whereas We are desirous to speak
with you, concerning some Affairs much importing
the Peace and Good of this Our Kingdom, which,
being of more than ordinary Consequence, will admit
of no Delay: We therefore will and command you,
upon your Allegiance, that (setting aside all other
Occasions whatsoever) you fail not forthwith to re
pair hither to Us, when We shall acquaint you with
the particular Cause of Our sending for you, which
is of that Importance as is neither fit to be imparted
to you by Letter, nor will bear any Delay or Excuse;
and for your ready Observance of this Our Command, these Our Letters shall be your sufficient Warrant.
Given at Our Court at Yorke, the 20th of May,
My Lord, I pray you, fail not to make Haste,
To Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved
Cousin, John Earl of Peterborough.
Bill for a Synod to settle the Doctrine of the Church.
Next, this House took into Consideration the Bill for
the Assembly of Learned Divines; and the Bill was
read; and this House thought fit to nominate, by Way
of Addition, these Divines following:
In the 3d Skin, in the 13th Line, after the Word ["March"], and before the (fn. *) Word ["or"], put in these Names:
Doctor Westfeild, of Great
St. Bartholmewes, in London;
Doctor Somes, of Staynes, in
the County of Midd; Mr.
Lyford, Vicar of Sherborne,
in Com. Dorsett; Doctor Ouldsworth, of St. Peters
the Poor in London and Master of Emanuell College,
in Cambridge; Mr. Carter, of Dinton, in Bukinghamshire; Mr. William Lance, of St. Michaell the Querne, in
London; Mr. Hodges, of Kensington, in the County of
Midd; Mr. Piern, of Wilby, in the County of North'ton;
Mr. Prophett, of Marleborough, in the County of Wilts;
Doctor Hamon, of Penshurst, in the County of Kent;
Dr. Marsh, of St. Dunstans the West, in London; Mr.
Peter Stirry; Mr. Earles, of Wilts; Mr. Gibbins, of
Waltham, in Essex.
The Time of Meeting to be 1 July next.
In the 3d Skin, the 17th Line, after the Word ["the"],
and before the Word ["which"], put out ["the 13th
Day of June"], and insert ["the First of July"].
I. Howard's Letter.
In Obedience to the Commands of the House, we
waited Yesterday on His Majesty, and presented Him
with the Petition and Votes of both Houses. His
Majesty was pleased to tell us, that He could not
give a present Answer; but that we should have one
shortly. We do not as yet hear of any Resolution to
lay down these Guards: The Foot are here still in
the same Number they were, and the Horse (as we
hear) do increase; so likewise do Men's Apprehensions and Fears. The Prince is made Captain of
these Horse; a Brother of Sir John Byron's, Lieutenant; and One of Sir Ingleby Daniell's Sons, a Gentleman of this Country, is made Cornet. His Majesty had summoned the Freeholders, Copyholders,
and substantial Farmers of this County, to be here at
Yorke, upon Friday next; but this Afternoon, we
hear, there is a Warrant from His Majesty to the
High Sheriff, to defer that Meeting till Friday come
Sevennight. My Lord, this is all that at this Time
I have to acquaint you with, more than that I am,
Yorke, the 24th May, 1642.
Your Lordship's humble Servant,
To the Right Honourable the Speaker of the
House of Peers for the Time being.
L. Digby's Waggon released.
Ordered, That the Lord Digbie's Waggon, stayed
by a former Order of this House, shall be released and
Scots Commissioners desire their Paper may be considered.
The Lord Lieutenant of Ireland signified, "That
the Scotts Commissioners desired that their Lordships
would consider of the Paper, which they presented to
this House, and read in this House the 18th April."
Conference to be had about it.
Ordered, To have a Conference with the House of
Commons about this Paper.
Lords that are gone to York without Leave.
Ordered, That this House will take into Consideration To-morrow those Lords that are gone lately to Yorke
without Leave of this House.
Lords who have received Letters to go to York, to acquaint the House with them.
Ordered, That those Lords that have received such
Letters as the Earl of Peterborough hath, to come to
Yorke, shall acquaint this House therewith.
Message to the H C. for a Conference about Lord Paget's Letter; with the Addition to the Bill for the Synod; and to acquaint them with the Scots Commissioners Paper, for perfecting the Treaty. Hawes's Petition.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Robert Rich and Mr. Page:
To desire a Conference, touching
1. The Lord Pagett's Letter.
2. To acquaint them with the Addition of Names in
the Bill concerning the Synod.
3. To acquaint them with the Paper from the Scots
Commissioners, to perfect the great Treaty.
The Petition of Joseph Hawes, Prisoner in the (fn. *) Prison
in the Court of Admiralty, "To desire that there may
be a Seizure, at the Ports and Custom House, of
the Goods of the Subjects of the King of Spaine.
Nothing now Resolved.
Brag and Rosewell in Error.
Ordered, That the Errors in the Writ of Error
between Bragg and Rosewell shall be assigned within
Fifteen Days; or else the Record to be transmitted into
the King's Bench.
Leigh and Wingfield.
Ordered, That the Business between Mr. Liegh and
Mr. Wingfeld is referred to (fn. †)
The Messengers return this Answer from the House
Answer from the H. C.
That they will give a present Conference, in the
Painted Chamber, as is desired.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Nath. Fyne:
Message from the H. C. that some Records quoted in the Votes about the King may be printed with them.
1. To desire that some Articles in French and
Latin, concerning the Duke of Ireland, 11 R. II. and
the Bishop of Yorke's Case 1 H. IV. which were
mentioned in One of the Three last Votes; and they
desire that the Three Votes, with these Precedents,
may (fn. ‡) be printed and published together, which have
been carefully examined by some Members of the
House of Commons.
To expedite the Declaration in Answer to the King's about Hull.
2. To expedite the last Declaration in the Answer
to the King's Declaration concerning Hull.
With Names of Deputy Lieutenants.
3. To desire the Approbation of Three Deputy
"Mr. William Thomas, of the County of Anglesey.
"Mr. John Fienes, for Oxfordshire.
"Mr. William Edwards, for the City of Chester.
Ordered, That this House approves of these Deputy
And for the Lords to sit a while.
4. That their Lordships would please to sit a while
after the Conference.
The Answer returned was:
That this House hath already Ordered the last
Declaration to be printed.
2. That they do agree to the Deputy Lieutenants.
3. That their Lordships will sit a while after the Conference, as is desired.
4. That their Lordships will take the Two Precedents
of 11 R. II. and 1 H. IV. into Consideration, and send
them an Answer, by Messengers of their own, in convenient Time.
Ordered, That these Precedents are to be read Tomorrow.
House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords
went to the Conference; which being ended, the House
Messenger that was detained at York examined.
Francis Marley, the Messenger, upon Oath, said,
That he served the Orders of this House on the Earl
of Newport and the Lord Savill; and they answered,
That they would wait (fn. *) on the King for an Answer.
That he was (fn. †)
Message from the H. C. that the Earl of Warwick went to Sea without filling up the Commissions for the Militia in Essex and Norfolk;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Thomas Barrington, Baronet:
"To let their (fn. *) Lordships know, that the Earl of
Warwicke, going to Sea in Haste, left divers Commissions for Colonels and Captains, but no Order to
whom they should be directed; therefore they desire
that this House would direct some Course how those
Commissions may be directed.
And with an Order for restoring Arms at Harwich to Essex.
2. To join in an Order with the House of Commons, concerning Arms to be restored to Essex,
which are now at Harwich.
Deputy Lieutenants of Essex and Norfolk to fill up the Commissions for Colonels and Captains.
Ordered, That this House is of Opinion, and
thinks it fit, that the Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Essex and Norfolke make the Directions of the
Commissions to Colonels and Captains as they shall
think fit, until the Earl of Warwicke returns, or he
gives further Order herein.
The Answer returned was:
Answer to the H. C.
That this House agrees with the House of Commons
in this Order; and that the Lords are of Opinion, That
the Deputy Lieutenants do direct the Commissions to
such Persons as they think fit, until the Earl of Warwicke
returns and gives further Order herein.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Cromewell:
Message from the H. C. to expedite the Ordinance, for raising Men for the Sea Adventure for Ireland;
That the House of Commons have received Information from the Committee (fn. ‡) for the Sea Adventurers for Ireland, that the Ships that (fn. *) are to
go for that Service are in the Thames, (fn. ||) where they
lie at a great Charge, for Want of Land-men;
therefore the House of Commons desires that their
Lordships would expedite the Ordinance lately
brought up for the raising of Land Soldiers.
and for Sir Richard Samuel to be a Deputy Lieutenant of Northampton.
2. The House of Commons desired, That Sir
Ric. Samuell may be recommended to the Lieutenant (fn. §) of North'ton, to be a Deputy Lieutenant of
The Answer returned was:
Answer to the H. C.
That their Lordships do agree that Sir Ric. Samuell
be recommended to the Lord Lieutenant of North'tonshire; and for the Ordinance for raising of Land Soldiers to go in the Ships, the Lord that hath the Paper
is not now present, being sick; but the Lords will send
for the Papers, and send them an Answer, by Messengers
of their own, in convenient Time.
Cras, &c. released.
Ordered, That Cras and Ebron, &c. Lyncolnshiremen, shall be released, paying their Fees.
Arms at Harwich to be restored to the County.
Whereas there are several Arms at this present remaining at Harwich, in the County of Essex, being
Part of the Arms of that County, which were carried
into the North by His Majesty's Command, and in
His Service, with Promise of full Restitution: It is
therefore this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons now assembled in Parliament, That the Deputy
Lieutenants of the said County shall have full Power
and Authority to take those Arms into their Possession
and Care; and to see that they be made serviceable,
and equally restored to the said County, in Part of
Satisfaction to them.