DIE Lunæ, videlicet, 17 die Maii.
Witnesses between Dickenson and Gratwick.
Ordered, That Lyning Dickenson shall have a Warrant for to bring in his Witnesses, at the Hearing of the
Cause on Tuesday come Seven-night, between him and
Gratwicke, before the Lords Committees for Petitions.
Ld. Campden Leave to be absent; and the Bp. of Ely.
Ordered, That the Lord Viscount Campden hath
Leave to be absent.
The Bishop of Ely, being sick, was excused.
Greenway versus Honny.
The Petition of Wm. Greenway, Clerk, in the Behalf
of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Abbotisham, in the
County of Devon, against Nic. Honny, Clerk, was read;
and Ordered to (fn. *) be heard before the Lords Committees
for Petitions on Tuesday come Fortnight, at which Time
Honny and all Parties interested therein have Notice to
E. of Peterborough excused.
Earl of Peterborough, being sick, is excused for his
Bembridge for counterfeiting Ld. Fawcon-bridge's Seal.
Ordered, That the former Order made by this
House concerning Bembridge, for counterfeiting the
Hand and Seal of the Lord Fawconbridge, be presently
put into Execution; and the false Protections now
brought in to be considered of by the Committee of
Order against Munday, a Priest.
It was signified to the House, by the Earl of March,
That he had lately received from Dover Information,
That one Humphrey Munday, a Romish Priest, who
attempted to pass beyond the Seas under Colour of
counterfeit Passes, and refuses to take the Oath of
Allegiance, as appeared by his Examination, taken
before Tho. Teddman, Esquire, Mayor of Dover,
which was this Day read; and likewise that divers
others are apprehended at Dover, who refuse to take
the Oath of Allegiance." Hereupon it was Ordered,
That a further Examination of the aforesaid Humphry
Munday, and those other Persons, be taken; and, if
they appear to be Romish Priests, then they are to be
sent for up to this House; but, if they only refuse to
take the Oath of Allegiance, they are to be proceeded
in there according to Law.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Mr. Baron Hendon and Mr. Justice Reeves:
Message to the H. C. for a Conference about Jorsey and Guernsey and other Forts.
To desire a Conference, by a Committee of both
Houses, concerning the Isles of Jarsey and Garnesey,
and the Forts and Castles of this Kingdom.
The Earl of Bath reported to the House the Heads
which were drawn up for this Conference: videlicet,
Heads for the Conference.
"That whereas, at a late Conference, this House
received the Desires of the Commons, to take into
Care and Consideration the present Estate of the
Islands of Garnesey, Jarsey, Isle of Wight, and some
lesser ones that lie toward France:
"That this House have entered into the Consideration both of those and the Cinque Ports, and some
other Maritime Forts, of great Consequence for the
Safety of the Kingdom: That, having, from the Earl
of Danby, a particular Estimate of those Things that
are necessary for the Defence of the Island of Garnesey, which is under his Charge, and the Sums of Money that must be had to provide them:
"That this House hath likewise received the like
Account from the Earl of Portland of the Isle of
Wight, and the Forts therein, being under his Command.
"And also received from my Lord Duke of Lennox
a late Survey of the Forts and Castles within the Jurisdiction of the Cinque Ports, testified under the
Hands of the several Commanders of them, by which
appears the many Defects of them; and that Order is given to have an Estimate presently made of
the Necessaries that must be had to supply those
"These Supplies are of Two Sorts; one, of such
Things as are to be furnished out of His Majesty's
Stores, which this House doubts not but will be done
accordingly; other Things, as Reparations and Emptions, must be had with Money, which is recommended to their Care to be provided, when the Estimate is brought in; and the like to be of all the
Maritime Forts in England."
This the House approved of; and appointed the Earl
of Bath to deliver this Paper, together with that concerning Jarsey, to the House of Commons, at the Conference; and to desire them to take them into Consideration.
Ordered, That the Earl of Bedford be added to all
the Standing Committees, and to the Committee for the
Draining of the Fens.
Lord Andley versus Lord Cottington
Ordered, That the Cause between the Lord Awdley and the Lord Cottington, concerning Founthill, be deferred until Friday Morning next; and the Lord Cottington to bear the Charges of the Lord Awdley's Witnesses in the mean Time.
Lords Leave to be absent.
The Earl of Carlile and the Earl of Portland were
excused for a few Days.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure.
Last Conference reported.
The Conference being ended, they being returned,
the House was resumed; and the Earl of Bath reported, "That he had delivered the Papers at the Conference; and had spoken what he was directed by this
House to say."
Book of Acts of the Church of Durham to be brought.
Ordered, That the Register's Man of the Dean
and Chapter of Durham do attend this House To-morrow
Morning, and give an Account of the Book of Acts belonging to that Church.
Sir Adam Loftus, and others, to speak with Sir Geo. Radcliff.
Ordered, That Sir Adam Loftus, Sir Robert Pye,
Wm. Raylton, and the Trailman, shall have
Liberty to speak with Sir George Radcliffe in The Gatehouse, concerning some Business of the Dutchess of
Dives and Roper's Cause deferred.
Ordered, That the Cause between Sir Lewis Dyves
and Captain Roper shall be heard before the Lords
Committees for Privileges this Day Seven-night, in the
Sir Peirce Crosby's Cause deferred.
Ordered, That Sir Peirce Croseble's Cause shall be
heard on Saturday next, in the Afternoon; and Sir David Fowles's Cause, and Henry Fowles's Cause, in the
Second Place; and afterwards the Committee to proceed in hearing all the rest of the Petitions delivered
into this House against the Earl of Strafford; and that
the Committee have Power to adjourn from Day to
Day of themselves, as they shall see Cause, until they
have taken into Consideration all the aforesaid Petitions; of which they are to make Report unto this
Slingsby's Petition read.
Upon reading the Petition of Guildford Slyngsby, it is
Ordered, That the Cause be heard To-morrow, before the Lords Committees for Petitions; and all Parties on both Sides are to attend, and shall be heard; in
the mean Time, both the Person and Goods of the said
Guildford Slyngsby shall be free from Arrests and Attachments, for so much as he stands bound for the
King's Debt, that so he may follow his Cause the
Conference about the Tumults here.
Ordered, That this House have a Conference with
the House of Commons To-morrow Morning, concerning the Concourse and Tumults of People resorting
hither, out of London and other Places.
Order about the Riots in Huntingdonshire.
Whereas several Orders have issued out of this House,
for quieting the great Tumult, Disorders, and unlawful
Assembles, which have been lately made, within the
several Manors of Somersham, Needingworth, and St. Ives,
and Halliwell, and other Towns of The Soake, adjoining
in the County of Huntington; and the Hedges and
Ditches of the said improved Grounds in those Manors
should not be cast down or destroyed; which Orders
have not only been disobeyed, but contemned, and
rudely despised, by many of the Inhabitants of those
Manors; which the Lords assembled take for a great
Affront and Dishonour; and when, for quieting thereof,
certain Messengers and Servants to this House were sent
down, to apprehend and bring up some of the said rude
and riotous Malefactors, the said Messengers have been
so ill treated, assaulted, and set upon, as that they hardly
escaped with their Lives from amongst the said riotous
Persons; and the said insolent and outrageous Courses,
as it is informed, grow daily worse and worse; and the
said Malefactors, being sent for, withdraw and hide
themselves, and set on their Wives and Servants in their
Absence to do the like; now forasmuch as, if these
Tumults and riotous Courses should go unpunished, such
like People might take Boldness to do worse; it is
therefore Ordered, That the High Sheriff and Undersheriff of the said County, and likewise some of the
Justices of the Peace of that County, shall repair to the
Places where these Riots and Disorders have been,
taking with them, for their Assistance, such Number of
the Trained Bands of that County as they shall think
convenient; and not only to take and apprehend such of
the said Malefactors as they shall find or be informed of
to have been Actors or Abettors in these unlawful
Courses, but also to make Enquiry upon them, and certify up their Names who have been Actors and Abettors
in these Courses; and because the Persons hereafter
named are known to be Offenders herein, the said
Justices of Peace, Sheriff, and Under-sheriff, or some
of them, shall, by the Power aforesaid, forthwith apprehend, or cause to be apprehended, and brought up
to this House, the Bodies of Richard Legerton, Robert
Jones, Jo. Botcher, and Jo. Papworth of Somershall,
Tho. Skells of Erith, Robert Jermin of Colne, Jo. Farrowe, and Tho. Purkas the Younger, of Bluntsham, in
the said County of Huntington, principal Offenders in
the said late Tumults and Disorders; together with such
others as the said Justices, Sheriff, or Under-sheriff,
shall find to be most faulty in the said late Tumults and
Actions, in the Places aforesaid, or in the said late Assault of the Messengers and Servants from this House:
And it is further Ordered, That the said Justices,
Sheriff, or Under-sheriff, shall see to, and cause such
Order to be taken, that the same Improvements be
quietly held and possessed, by the said Owners or
Farmers, in such Manner as they had and enjoyed the
same during the Sitting of this Parliament, and before
the Destruction and Spoil of the Fences of the said
Grounds; and the said Justices, Sheriff, or Undersheriff, are required to suppress and prevent all Manner
of Disturbers of the same; and, if any shall attempt to
disturb or disquiet the said Owners or Farmers in the
quiet enjoying of the said Improvements, or any Part
thereof, until further Order be taken by this House, or
otherwise determined in any Court of Justice, that then
likewise the said Justices, Sheriff, or Under-sheriff, and
every of them, shall, by themselves, or with the Assistance of the Trained Band of the said County, presently arrest and imprison the Persons of any therein offending, and bring up their Bodies to this House, to
be punished according to their Deserts.
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Communi Banco,
Locum tenens Domini Custodis Magni Sigilli, declaravit
præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem
Martis, videlicet, 18m diem instantis Maii, hora 9a, Dominis sic decernentibus.