DIE Mercurii, 3 die Martii.
Countess of Exeter's Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for exchanging of
Lands, between the Countess Dowager of Exeter and
the Hospital of Newarke, &c. and, being put to the
Question, it was Agreed to pass, nemine contradicente.
Johnson's Complaint against the High Commission Court.
Upon a Report made to the House, by the Lords Committees for Courts of Justice, &c. That Ezechiell Johnson, Clerk, upon a Pretence of Super-institution to the
Church of Paulesberry, in the County of North'ton, hath
been sentenced in the High Commission Court by a false
and untrue Sentence, by which he hath much suffered.
Hereupon the House did Order, That this Business be
entirely heard in the House this Day Sevennight.
Sir Geo. Ratcliff to be sworn as a Witness in Sir Jo. Bourchier's Case.
Ordered, That the Clerk of the Parliament doth go
and swear Sir George Ratcliffe in The Gate-house, as a
Witness to be produced in Sir Jo. Bourchier's Cause.
Message to the H.C. with Bills.
Sir Robert Rich and Serjeant Aylyffe were sent down to
the House of Commons, with Five several Bills, which
had passed this House; videlicet, The Countess of Exeter's Bill; An Act for Naturalizing Dorothy Spencer, the
Lord Spencer's Daughter; An Act for Naturalizing Richard Bogans, Christopher Bogans, etc.; An Act for Naturalizing of Kirkes, etc.; An Act for enabling
the Lord Marquis of Winchester to make Leases, etc.
And the Messengers returned, with this Answer: That
they had delivered the Bills to the House of Commons,
as they were commanded.
Conference about the Scots Business.
After this, the House resolved on a Conference with
the House of Commons, touching the Scots Business; and
these Lords were appointed to set down in Writing (fn. *) what
they conceived was fit to be propounded at the Conference, and then to present it to the House to receive Approbation; videlicet,
E. of Essex.
E. of Dorsett.
|E. of Bristoll.
The L. Visc. Say et Seale.
L. Bp. of Lincolne.
Umsrevile discharged, who forged Ld. Awdley's Protection.
Then Umfrevile, that was committed for counterfeiting
the Hand and Seal of the Lord Awdley in a Protection,
made his Submission at the Bar, and was discharged by
the House of his Imprisonment.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons by the
Master of the Rolls and Mr. Attorney General:
Message to the H. C. for a Conference concerning Berwick and Carlisle, and the last Article of the Scots.
To desire a Free Conference presently, by a Committee of both Houses, in the Painted Chamber, if it
stand with their Conveniency, concerning the Paper delivered to them concerning Barwicke and Carlile, and
likewise concerning the Conclusion of the last Article of
Stationers to attend Tomorrow.
Ordered, that the Master and Wardens of the Stationers Company do attend this House To-morrow Morning, at Nine a Clock, and the First Business to be dispatched.
Thornborough, Bp. of Worcester, to settle a Jointure on his Son's Wife.
Upon the Report of the Lords Committees for Petitions; it was Ordered, That John Lord Bishop of Worcester shall forthwith convey and assure unto Dame Hellen
Thorneborough, Wife of Sir Thomas Thorneborough, Knight,
Son of the said Lord Bishop, out of Lands of the clear
Yearly Value of One Hundred Marks per Annum, for her
Jointure, during her Natural Life, according as she shall
be advised by her Learned Counsel in the Law; and that
the Profits of Two Copyholds, called Wheeler's and
Cookes, being about the Value of Twenty-eight Pounds
per Annum, shall be likewise settled upon her Children
by the said Lord Bishop, to their Benefit.
Ordered, That no Business be done this Morning but
the Business of the Conference with the House of
The Lords Committees presented to the House a Paper
drawn up of what was fit to be delivered at the Conference, which was read and approved: videlicet,
Proposition concerning Berwick and Carlisle.
"That whereas there hath been a Proposition made
by the Commissioners of Scotland, for the removing of
the Garrison, and demolishing of the Fortifications of
Barwicke and Carlile; which Proposition the Upper
House hath taken into Consideration, and are inclined,
when a firm and settled Peace shall be established, that
all Things reciprocally be reduced into the Terms
they were before the late Troubles; and therefore,
to the End that all Things may be settled that may
conduce to a firm Peace, with the least Loss of Time
that may be, for that the Charge that will necessarily
follow any Delay will be such as this Kingdom cannot bear; this House holdeth it fit that the English
Commissioners do move the Scottish Commissioners to
set down at once, and together, with convenient
Speed, all their particular Heads and Demands, which
they are instructed to propound for the confirming and
establishing of a perfect and speedy Peace; which being done, this Kingdom will speedily take into Consideration the settling likewise of all Things that may be
for their just Satisfaction, if this House shall concur
in Opinion with us."
Which being ended, the Earl Marshal was appointed
to deliver the Conference; and the House was adjourned
during Pleasure. The Conference ended, the House was
resumed; and the Earl Marshal reported, "That he
had delivered the Paper to the House of Commons,
who said, They would make a Report thereof to the
Ordered, That a Committee for the Aqueduct be
deferred till To-morrow.
Dominus Capitalis Justicarius de Communi Banco, Locum
tenens Domini Custodis Magni Sigilli, declaravit præsens
Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Jovis,
videlicet, 4m diem instantis Martii, hora nona, Dominis