DIE Martis, videlicet, 29 die Junii.
Order between the Bp. of Lincoln and Williams.
Whereas the Lord Bishop of Lincolne bought a
Parcel of Land, in a Servant's Name, of one Mr. Holland
and his Wife, called Marle, lying in Carnarvanshire,
some Sixteen Years last past, and hath ever since quietly
enjoyed the same, the said Mr. Holland, or his Assigns,
duly paying the Rent unto his Lordship, until an Extent issued out upon all the Lands of the said Lord
Bishop, to the King's Use; after which the said Rents
were duly paid unto Sir Richard Wynne, Knight, and
others, for His Majesty's Use; but now of late one Mr.
Williams, marrying a Daughter of the said Mrs. Holland,
desired to become a Tenant of the said Land instead of his
Mother-in-law, and paid only One Rent, with fair Promises of continuing the Payment of the same; but secretly
departs this Town, goes into Wales, and takes clandestine Possession of the said Lands from the said Lord
Bishop (he being a Member of the Upper House
of Parliament), contrary to the Privileges of this House;
and now the said Williams refuseth either to pay the
Rent, or to deliver up the Possession of the Premises
unto the said Lord Bishop or to his Assigns: Whereupon
it is Ordered, That the said Lord Bishop of Lincolne
shall (by virtue of this Order) forthwith, and upon
Sight hereof, be put into the quiet and peaceable Possession of the said Lands, by the Sheriff of the said County
of Carnarvan, as he, and His Majesty in his Right,
have held and enjoyed the same for the Space of Seven
Years last past; and lastly, upon Affidavit made of the
Truth of this Complaint, the said Williams is to be sent
for, to answer the Breach of Privilege of Parliament.
E. of Cleveland versus Walter for an Assault.
Ordered, That one Walter, a High Constable of
Midd. be sent for, to appear, and answer an Assault,
made by him and others, upon the Person of the Earl
of Cleveland, a Member of this House.
E. of Devon Leave to be absent.
Ordered, That the Earl of Devon hath Leave to
be absent for a few Days.
Sir Jo. Lucas. Order about a Riot upon his Estate near Colchester.
Upon the opening of the Cause of Sir Jo. Lucas,
Knight, this Day, at the Bar, touching a Riot and Disorder committed lately upon the House and Grounds of
the said Sir Jo. Lucas, near unto Colchester, and likewise
for beating of the Messenger sent from this House; in
which Riot and Tumult (fn. *) many Actors and Abettors were
to be proceeded against, and many Witnesses to be produced to prove the Matters of Fact; now, in regard of
the many Businesses of great Importance at this Time depending in this House, it is Ordered, that Baron
Trevor, Justice Foster, and Sir Edward Leech, or any
Two of them, shall take the Examinations of such Witnesses as are to be produced in this Cause, and certify
the same to this House, sealed up, that thereby their
Lordships may proceed according to Justice and the Merits of the Cause.
Plusher and Sir Henry Martin.
The Petition of Sir Henry Marten, Knight, was read;
praying, "That the Cause (fn. †) between him and Plusher
may not be heard until one Flute, who is now at Sea,
be come home;" but, in regard of the long depending of this Cause, and the many Days of Hearing appointed before their Lordships, but yet not heard, it is
Ordered, That the Cause shall be heard on Monday
come Sevennight, in this House, at the Bar, at which
Time all Parties and Witnesses formerly appointed shall
attend the said Hearing.
Ld. Mayor and Commoners of London about the Election of Sheriffs.
Upon the opening of the Cause between the Lord
Mayor and Aldermen of London and the Commonalty of
the same, concerning the Election of One of the Sheriffs, which formerly hath been chosen by the Lord
Mayor, and presented to the Commonalty on Midsummerday last for their Confirmation; and likewise the Difference concerning the Nomination and Election of other
Officers, now in Question between the said Lord Mayor
and the Commonalty; the Lord Mayor alledging the
said Sheriff and Officers to be nominated and confirmed
by him according to a constant Practice of the said City
for Three Hundred Years last past, without any Contradiction or Gainsaying; but the Commonalty alledging,
on the Behalf of the Commons, that they had Interest in
the said Nomination and Elections: It is thereupon
Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament, That the said
Lord Mayor shall call a Common Hall on Friday the
Second of July 1641, which Common Hall is to consist
of the Masters and Wardens and Liverymen of the
several Companies of London, and no other; and that
the Commonalty are then to assemble in a peaceable and
quiet Manner, to settle and compose the Differences between the said Lord Mayor and themselves, if they can;
if not, then to make Choice of Six discreet Persons of
the said Commonalty, to treat and debate this Business
between them, and settle and compose all Differences
amongst themselves, between this and Friday come Sevennight, being the 9th Day of July 1641; but, in Case the
said Differences cannot be composed, then the Pleasure
of this House is, That the said Cause shall be heard, in
open House, at the Bar, on the said 9th of July; and
that, in the mean Time, the said Persons so chosen as
aforesaid shall have free Liberty, by themselves, their
Counsel, and others that they shall employ, to view and
transcribe such and so much of the Charters of the said
City, Acts of Common Council, Books of Entries of
Election, and Accompts, and all such other Acts and Records as shall or may concern the said Causes in Question;
and that all Clerks and others, in whose Custody the
said Instruments are, shall be assisting to the said Searchers;
and lastly, that, if the Cause shall come before the Lords
in Parliament, That then (fn. *) the said Six Persons only so
chosen as aforesaid shall attend the same before their
Bills from the H. C.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Edward
Hyde, Esquire; who brought up from the House of Commons a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the speedy raising
of Monies, for disbanding the Armies, and settling
the Peace between the Two Kingdoms of England and
Ordered, On Saturday next to debate and determine
the Ten Heads, and the Court of Yorke; and the Papers
of the Treaty of the Queen's Marriage to be brought in.
Ordered, That the Bill for Poll-money shall be
read this Afternoon.
Report of the Meeting with the Scots Commissioners concerning the Delay of the King's Journey to Scotland.
Then the Earl of Bristoll reported to the House, "That
the Lords Commissioners had met with the Commissioners of Scotland, and delivered unto them the Paper
concerning the Time of His Majesty's Journey to Scotland;" which was read, in bæc verba: videlicet,
Paper delivered to them about it.
"His Majesty hath commanded us to let you know,
That whereas He hath been petitioned by the Houses
of Parliament, for some Stay of His Journey to Scotland, until the Armies be disbanded, and that divers
other Things for the Peace and Good of this Kingdom
be settled; and whereas His Majesty doth acknowledge Himself engaged by His Promise, and by His
Letters, as likewise by His late Proclamation, declaring His Resolution to be present at the holding of
the Parliament in Scotland at the Day in the Proclamation limited; His Majesty, being desirous to give
Satisfaction to the Parliaments of both the Kingdoms,
hath commanded us to declare unto you this Desire of
the Parliament of England, and to treat with you how
His going may be best fitted and accommodated to the
Conveniency of both Kingdoms and the Desire of both
Then was read the Scottish Commissioners Answer
hereunto, which follows:
"We do with all Thankfulness acknowledge His Majesty's Royal and tender Care of settling the Affairs of
His ancient and native Kingdom of Scotland, and the
Constancy of His Resolution, according to His Royal
Promise and Proclamation, to be present at the Day
appointed. Our Affection also towards the settling
of the Affairs of the Kingdom of England, and the
Desire of both Houses of Parliament, That His Majesty's Journey to Scotland may be stayed for some
Time to that Effect, do so far prevail with us, that
we shall deal most earnestly with the Parliament of
Scotland, that they may adjourn their Meeting till the
Fifth of August, or, if they shall find that a new Ad
journing of the Parliament, after so many Prorogations, be so prejudicial to the present Condition of
the Affairs of that Kingdom that it cannot be granted,
we will endeavour that they may, in their Meetings,
be only exercised in preparing Matters for the Parliament; and that they determine nothing, nor make
any Act, till the Day designed for His Majesty's coming; but withall we must signify, that the present Constitution of that Kingdom, for Want of Council,
Session, and other Courts of Justice, and many other
Difficulties daily through Delays growing greater, is
such, that it can suffer no longer Delay. And therefore, that the Houses of Parliament would be pleased
so far to express their reciprocal Respect of our Affairs,
that they will give present Assent to His Majesty's
coming in His Royal Person at the Day aforesaid, without which we can have no Ground to deal with the
Parliament to the Effect above-written.
Which Answer their Lordships taking into Consideration, the House did incline that the King should go His
Journey to Scotland at the prefixed Time, provided that
the Armies be disbanded, and the Bills pass which are
ready, and will be ready, for settling the Peace and Security of this Kingdom, before that Time; and, upon
Signification that His Majesty commanded the abovesaid
Answer to be communicated to both Houses of Parliament, the House Resolved to have a Conference with
the House of Commons presently; and the Earl of
Bristoll was appointed to deliver the Papers to the House
of Commons, and the Sense of this House touching the
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edward Leech and Dr. Bennett:
Message to the H. C. for a Conference concerning this Business.
To desire a Free Conference, by a Committee of both
Houses, presently, if it may stand with their Conveniency, touching the King's going to Scotland.
The House of Commons return this Answer:
That they will give a present Meeting, as is desired,
in the Painted Chamber.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the
Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the
House was resumed; and the Earl of Bristoll reported,
"That he had delivered the Papers to the House of
Commons, and intimated to them the Sense of this
House concerning the King's Journey into Scotland."
Which being done;
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Communi Banco, Locum
tenens Domini Custodis Magni Sigilli, declaravit præsens
Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in post meridiem
hujus instantis diei, hora 4a, Dominis sic decernentibus.
Bill for Provision of Money and disbanding the Armies.
Hodie 1a et 2a
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the
speedy Provision of Money, for disbanding the Armies,
and settling the Peace of the Two Kingdoms of England
And Ordered to be committed to a Committee
of the whole House, and to be debated To-morrow
Sir. Balth. Gerbier's Petition.
The Petition of Sir Balthazar Gerbier was read, and
afterwards his Declaration under his Hand-writing.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Secretary Vane:
Message from the H. C. for the Lords to join in a Petition to the King, not to begin His Journey till the 10th of August.
To let their Lordships know, that, upon the Report
made to the House of Commons concerning the Time of
the King's Journey to Scotland, they have taken the same
into Consideration; and they desire, in regard of the
weighty Affairs of the Kingdom at this Time, that their
Lordships would join with the House of Commons, in
petitioning His Majesty, that He would be pleased not
to begin His Journey to Scotland from hence until the
10th Day of August next.
That their Lordships will join with the House of
Commons in their Desires; and will appoint some Lords
to attend His Majesty, for His Answer herein; which
when their Lordships receive, they will return the same
to the House of Commons.
Lords to move the King for this.
Then the Earls of Essex, Warwicke, and Bristoll, were
appointed to move the King herein, for His Answer.
The Earl of Bristoll, etc. returned, with this Answer
from His Majesty:
The King's Answer.
That He is engaged by Promise to be in Scotland by a
peremptory Day; but, if the Lords Commissioners do
treat with the Scotts Commissioners for further Time for
His Journey, and they consent thereunto, His Majesty
will refer Himself to it.
Meeting of the Commissioners upon it.
Upon this, the Lords Commissioners were appointed
presently to meet with the Scotts Commissioners, and
move them herein. And it was returned, That the Scotts
Commissioners hope the Parliament of Scotland will give
Way for deferring the King's Journey until the 10th of
August; but desire the Houses of Parliament will declare
whether they consent to the King's going then, or what
other certain Time the Parliament will agree to.
Hereupon it was agreed to propose this to the House
of Commons at a Conference; and a Message was sent to
the House of Commons, by Justice Heath and Sir Robert
Message to the H. C. for a Conference on it.
To desire a present Conference, with the select Committee of both Houses for the Treaty, touching the Time
of the King's going to Scotland.
That the House of Commons will give a present Meeting, as desired.
Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and
the Lords went to the Conference; which being ended,
the House was resumed; and the Earl of Bristoll reported, "That he had delivered at the Conference what
he was enjoined; and the Committee answered, That
they would report the same to their House, and return
an Answer presently."
And, after a While, Intimation being given that the
select Committee of the House of Commons was come,
this House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the select
Committee of Lords went to meet them. The House
being resumed, the Earl of Bristoll reported, "That the
House of Commons, by Way of Answer to the Conference, doth present a Vote, which now passed in
their House; which was read, as followeth: videlicet,
"Resolved, upon the Question,
Vote of the H. C. for both Houses to petition the King to stay His Journey till the 10th of August.
"That this Answer shall be returned to the Lords: To
desire their Lordships to join with this House, to petition His Majesty, That He will be pleased to stay His
Journey into Scotland until the 10th of August; and
that, if then He shall please to take His Journey, this
House shall submit unto it."
Agreed to by the Lords.
Hereupon it is Ordered, That this House doth assent
to the Votes of the House of Commons.
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Communi Banco,
Locum tenens Domini Custodis Magni Sigilli, declaravit
præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem
Mercurii, videlicet, 30m diem instantis Junii, hora 9a,
Dominis sic decernentibus.