DIE Mercurii, videlicet, 28 Aprilis.
E. Cleveland's Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act to enable certain
Persons to sell the Manors of Hackney and Stepney, in
Comitatu Midd. [ (fn. *) and the Manors] of Toddington, and
all other Manors and Lands of the Earl of Cleaveland, in
the County of Bedford, for Payment of the Debts of the
Earl and Lord Wentworth.
Committed to these Lords following: videlicet,
The E. of Bath.
E. of Bedford.
E. of Essex.
E. of Sarum.
E. of Warwicke.
E. of March.
L. Bp. of Durham.
L. Bp. of Lincolne.
L. Bp. of Co. et Litchfeild.
L. Bp. of Exon.
L. Bp. of Carlile.
L. Bp. of Bristoll.
L. Bp. of Peterborough.
Ds. Willoughby de Earseby.
Ds. Willoughby de Parh.
|E. of Clare.
E. of Dover.
E. of Portland.
L. Viscount Say et Seale.
Ds. Howard de Charlton.
Ds. Howard de Estcrigg.
Their Lordships, or any Seven of them, to meet on
Friday come Sevennight; and all Parties to attend,
in the Painted Chamber, at Two of the Clock.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr.
Hide, to this Effect:
Message from H. C. for that they are informed the E. of Strafford is endearouring to make his Escape.
That they have received Information, and have
Reasons to believe it to be true, "That the Earl of
Strafford intends to make an Escape out of The Tower;
and that there are Ships, or a Ship, ready in the River
of Thames, at Tilbury-hope, to convey him away;" and
further they are informed, "that the Doors of The Tower
are not well guarded:" Therefore they desire their
Lordships would take Order that the Earl of Strafford
may be close Prisoner, and to have The Tower better
guarded than now it is.
The Answer returned to the House of Commons, concerning this Message, was:
Order taken to prevent it.
That their Lordships have already charged the Lieutenant of The Tower to take great Care for the safe
Custody of the Earl of Strafford, and to increase the
Strength for guarding of The Tower and the Doors, as
he shall see Occasion, who hath undertaken for him;
and that their Lordships will examine the Truth of this
Information with the best Care they can.
The Lieutenant of The Tower was sent for, to attend
this House presently.
Mr. Maxwell was sent to enquire of Mr. Hide, privately, the Name and Owner of the Ship, and the
Master's Name; and he brought this Account: "That
Mr. Slingsby is Owner of the Ship now lying in Tilburyhope; that Edward Clem
tsis the Master thereof; and
that One Robert Clem
ts, a Mast-maker in Wapping,
can give more certain Directions."
Hereupon it was Ordered, That the said Guildford
Slingsby, Edward Clement, and Robert Clement, be sent
for, to attend this House To-morrow Morning, at Eight
of the Clock.
And likewise it was Ordered, That the Lord Admiral have present Notice of it; and be desired from this
House, forthwith to give Commands, that the Ship of
Mr. Slingsbye's, whereof Edward Clem
ts is Master, now
lying in Tilbury-hope, be brought up, and put in some
safe Place; and that the Sails be taken off from the Yards.
Order about Money to be conveyed to Berwick.
It was signified to the House, That the Pay-master of
Barwick, who hath received the Money which was provided for the Supply of the Necessities of the Town and
Garrison of Barwicke, hath made over, by Exchange,
the said Monies to be paid at Newcastle, and so to be
conveyed by Land to Barwicke, as being the speediest
and safest Way; but, in regard that the Scottish Army
is at Newcastle, it was moved, That the Scotts Commissioners here might be moved to have an Order from them,
that the said Money might be permitted freely to pass
from Newcastle to Barwicke by Land; and the Earl of
Warwicke, the Lord Wharton, the Lord Pagett, and the
Lord Dunsemorc were appointed by the House to move
the Scotts Commissioners therein.
Committees for the E. of Strafford's Trial.
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Order about the E. of Strafford's Trial.
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Order about the Vicarage of Banbury.
Ordered, That the Lords Committees formerly
appointed by this House, in a Business concerning
John Howes, Clerk, are to consider of the Ecclesiastical
Jurisdiction of the Vicarage of Banbury, being a Peculiar, and belonging to the Dean and Chapter of Lincolne;
and whether the Bishop of Lincolne or the Bishop of
Oxford is to give Institution, and a Mandate for Induction, unto the Vicarage of that Place; and that the said
Lords Committees are to meet on Friday next, at Two
of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Painted Chamber,
at which Time, all Parties interested in the said Cause are
hereby enjoined to attend their Lordships.
Committee for the Subsidy.
Ordered, That the Lords Committees for the Rating
of the Subsidies do meet on Friday next, at Two of the
Clock in the Afternoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, and
rate the Peers in the Two last Subsidies.
Lieutenant of The Tower to attend Tomorrow.
The Lieutenant of The Tower not being come, it being now late, it was Ordered, That he have Notice to
attend this House To-morrow Morning.
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Communi Banco,
Locum tenens Domini Custodis Magni Sigilli, declaravit
præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem
Jovis, videlicet, (fn. *) 29m diem instantis Aprilis, hora 9a,
Dominis sic decernentibus.