DIE Veneris, videlicet, 4 die Novembris.
Lord Grey, Speaker this Day.
Lady Finch a Pass to Holland.
Ordered, That the Lady Fynch shall have a Pass to
go into Holland, to the Lord Fynch, with her Servants,
and Goods, and Horses; and that Mr. Serjeant Fynch
shall have Leave to go with her to the Sea-side.
Rice Williams's Petition, for Plate, &c. of the Abp. of York's, left with him as a Security for some Engagements he is under for him, which is now seized by Order of this House.
The Petition of Rice Williams, was read; shewing,
"That he hath lent, and stands engaged for, several
Sums of Money, to the Value of Four Thousand
Pounds, or thereabouts, for the Lord Archbishop of
Yorke, during the Time of his former Troubles, which
Sums of Money remain yet unsatisfied; and, for his
Security, had deposited with him One Hamper of
Plate, and an Hamper and Trunk of Hangings, till
the said Engagements should be fully satisfied; which
said Plate and Hangings were on Monday last, by
virtue of a Warrant from this House, seized upon, and
carried into Guildhall, in London, where they now remain: That, forasmuch as the said Debts and Engagements are the greatest Part of the Petitioner's
Estate, for the Maintenance of himself, his Wife, and
Children, he most humbly beseecheth this House would
be pleased that the said Plate and Hangings may be
re-delivered to the Petitioner, until the said Engagements be satisfied; or put into such Hands as this
House shall judge fittest for the Indemnity and Security of the Petitioner."
To be sequestered into the Hands of Mr. Freeman.
Ordered, That the Plate and Hangings mentioned
in the Petition shall be sequestered into the Hands of
Mr. Freeman, a Leatherseller in London, there to remain
in his Hands, without delivering them to any, until the
Pleasure of this House be further known.
Lord Lieutenant of Ireland will set out To-morrow.
The Lord Lieutenant of Ireland signified to this
House, "That he hath an Intention to set forwards Tomorrow for Ireland, notwithstanding he is unprovided
of all Things necessary for the Service there, either for
his own Occasions, or the satisfying of the Soldiers
there, having no Monies nor Supply to satisfy the
Army there; yet, out of his Affection to the Service,
and in Obedience to their Lordships Command, he is
willing to undergo all Hazards rather than that Kingdom should suffer through his Absence."
Conference to be had with the H. C. for Supply of the Irish Army, and Money for the Lord Lieutenant.
Upon this, the House thought it fit to have a Conference with the House of Commons this Afternoon, to
desire them to send Supplies to the Army in Ireland, and
some Monies to satisfy the Lord Lieutenant's Occasions,
as soon as conveniently they can; and to let them know,
that the Earl of Leycester, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland,
hath offered himself to go To-morrow forwards on his
Journey; and the Earl of Holland is appointed to say
somewhat at the Conference, touching this Particular.
Ordered, That this House shall sit this Afternoon, at
Three a Clock.
Message to the H. C. to sit P. M.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edw. Leech and Doctor Aylett:
To let the House of Commons know, that this House
intends to sit this Afternoon, at Three a Clock, and desires them to sit likewise.
The Answer returned was:
That the House of Commons will sit this Afternoon,
at Three of the Clock.
Doctor Heath Leave to be absent.
Ordered, That Doctor Heath hath Leave to be absent for Two or Three Days.
Adjourn till 3a post meridiem.
Lord Grey, Speaker.
Message to the H. C. about the Lord Lieutenant's going to Ireland.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Doctor Ayliff and Doctor Heath:
To desire a present Conference, touching the Lord
Lieutenant's going into Ireland.
E. of Danby and Armstrong, about the Rectory of Pickering.
Upon reading the Answer of the Earl of Danby, concerning the Business of Archibald Armestrong and the
Dean of Yorke; it is Ordered, That the Earl of Danby
shall pay the Rent of the Rectory of Pickering to the
said Archibald Armestrong, according to the former Agreement of the Dean of Yorke, until the just Debt be satisfied; and that the Earl of Danby shall be indemnified
from the Payment of the said Rent to the Dean of Yorke,
and from the Forfeiture of the Lease. (Here enter it.)
(fn. *) "Having received an Order of the 24th of September
last past, by the Lords assembled in Parliament; and
therewithall the Copy of a Petition presented to their
Lordships by Archibald Armestrong; in Obedience to
their Lordships said Order, I have perused the said Petition, and do humbly certify my Knowledge concerning the Contents thereof as followeth:
"First, that the Debt mentioned in the Petition was
due to the Petitioner by the Dean of Yorke, as appeareth by the Bond.
"That the Agreement mentioned in the Petition,
betwixt the said Dean and the Petitioner, is confessed
by the Dean himself; and that Acquittances were
signed by the said Dean, according as it is expressed in
the Petition, which Acquittances are not extant.
"That, according to the said Agreement, I did pay
the Petitioner Fifty Pounds, as is set forth in his Petition, and should willingly have continued the Payment thereof till his Debt (which I take to be very
just) had been satisfied, according to the Agreement
betwixt the Dean and him, had I not been inhibited
by an Order of the Council Board, by which Order
I was enjoined to pay it to the Use of the Dean himself, which ever since I have accordingly done; being
a Rent due out (fn. †) of the Rectory of Pickering, which
I hold in Lease of the Deanery of Yorke, under the
Rent of Two Hundred Pounds per Annum (as is set
forth in the Petition), payable upon Pain of Forfeiture of the Lease.
"If your Lordships shall think fit to relieve the
Petitioner out of the said Rent, according to the First
Agreement betwixt the Dean and him, and shall be
pleased, by Order of that Honourable House, to enjoin me to make Payment to the Petitioner according to the said Agreement, I shall willingly submit
thereunto; so as your Lordships will be pleased likewise, by your Honourable Order, to discharge me
from paying thereof to the Dean, or any other to his
Use, and to secure me from the Forfeiture of the
Lease, for not paying it according to the Reservation
in the Lease: All which I humbly submit to the
Wisdom and Justice of that Honourable House.
22 Octob. 1642.
The Messengers return this Answer:
Answer from the H. C.
That the House of Commons will give a present
Meeting, as is desired, in the Painted Chamber.
The House of Commons being come in the Painted
Chamber, this House was adjourned during Pleasure,
and the Lords went to the Conference; which being
ended, the House was resumed.
Lord Bruce's Eldest Son Leave to travel.
Ordered, That the Eldest Son of the Lord Bruce
shall have a Pass from this House, quietly to be permitted to travel into France, with such Servants and Goods
as he shall take with him.
Adjourn till 10a cras.