House of Lords Journal Volume 9
13 February 1647

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 9: 13 February 1647', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 9: 1646 (1767-1830), pp. 13-16. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=36971 Date accessed: 29 August 2014.


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DIE Saturni, 13 die Februarii.

PRAYERS, by Mr. Salawey.

Domini præsentes fuerunt:

Comes Manchester, Speaker.

Comes Kent.
Comes Warwicke.
Comes Sarum.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Comes Midd.
Comes Northumb.
Comes Mulgrave.
Comes Rutland.
Ds. North.
Ds. Dacres.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Howard.
Ds. Grey.

Bradshaw not to be Sheriff of Lancaster.

Ordered, That this House approves not of Mr. John Bradshawe to be Sheriff of the County of Lancaster, in regard he hath been Three Years in the Place; therefore think it fit that another be named.

L. Capell, a Pass to go Home.

Ordered, That the Lord Capell shall have a Pass, to come into England, out of Holland, or any Part beyond the Seas.

Bishop's Ordinance.

The Earl of Warwicke reported from the Committee, the Ordinance for discharging the Sequestration of Henry Bishop; and they think it fit to pass as it is.

Hereupon it is read, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)

Nodes to be Sheriff of Hertford.

Ordered, That this House nominates Charles Nodes Esquire, to be High Sheriff of the County of Hertford, in the Place of Alexander Wylde; and the Concurrence of the House of Commons to be desired herein.

Message from the Assembly, about Mr. Launce.

Doctor Smyth and others delivered a Message to this House, from the Assembly of Divines, concerning Mr. Launce; which was received, and read.

(Here enter it.)

Message to the H. C. about Sheriffs of Counties; and with Cecill's Ordinance.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Edw. Leech and Mr. Page:

1. To return them the Names of the Sheriffs, with the Alterations.

2. To desire that Charles Nodes Esquire be High Sheriff of the County of Hertford, in the Place of Mr. Alexander Wilde.

3. To deliver to them the Ordinance concerning Mr. Cecill, and desire their Concurrence therein.

Ordinance concerning the E. I. Co.

Ordered, That the Earl of Sarum is added to the Committee for the Ordinance concerning the East India Company.

Ordered, That the Quorum of the Committee for the India Company is reduced to Five; and the said Committee is enjoined to meet this Afternoon.

De la Fitta and Carvizall.

Upon reading the Petition of Mattheo De la Fitta, of Bayon; in France, Merchant: It is Ordered, That Ferdinando Di Carvizall shall have a Copy of this Petition, and return an Answer to this House within Ten Days.

E. of Chesterfield's Petition.

The Petition of the Earl of Chesterfield was read, and returned to him.

Dr. Layton's Petition.

Upon reading the Petition of Doctor Layton; desiring, some Reparations for his great Sufferings for the Good of the Commonwealth:" It is Ordered, To be recommended to the House of Commons.

Capt. Poyer's Petition, for Arrears.

Upon reading the Petition of Captain John Poyer, Governor of Pembrooke Castle; shewing, "That he hath many Arrears due unto him from the State, and desires to come to Accompt, that so he may be paid his Arrears which shall appear to be justly due unto him:"

It is Ordered, To be specially recommended to the House of Commons.

Letter from Capt. Willoughby.

Next, was read an Extract out of Captain Willoughbie's Letter, with a Letter of Du Molin, which he took coming out of Ireland; which, being translated into English, was read. (Here enter it.)

More Ships to be sent on the Irish Station.

It is Ordered, That a Copy of this Letter shall be sent to the Committee for the Admiralty; and it is referred to them, to take Care to give speedy Information to all the Commanders of Ships upon the Irish Coast, to look after the Ships mentioned in the Letter; and if there be not sufficient Strength already, to send more.

Message from the H. C. with Ordinances, &c.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Ant. Erby, &c.

To desire Concurrence in divers Orders and Ordinances.

L. Delawar's Ordinance to be Ranger of Finkley in Chute Forest.

Upon reading a Report from the Committee for the Revenue; "That the Lord Dela Ware be Ranger or Chief Keeper of Finkeley Walke, in Chute Forrest, in the County of Wilts;" this House approved thereof, and Ordered the same to be sent to the House of Commons for their Concurrence therein. (Here enter it.)

Ordinances from the H. C. for clearing the following Persons of their Delinquency.

An Ordinance for discharging the Delinquency of Mr. Pelham, was read, and Agreed to.

(Here enter it.)

An Ordinance for discharging the Delinquency of Will. Hanmer, was read, and Agreed to.

(Here enter it.)

An Ordinance for discharging the Delinquency of Mr. Nicholas Smith, was read, and Agreed to.

(Here enter it.)

An Ordinance for discharging the Delinquency of Thomas May, was read, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)

Staveley & Uxor.

Ordered, That Arthur Stavely shall have Leave, for his Health, to go into the Country, and to settle his Estate, for Six Weeks; and if in that Time he do not obey the Orders of this House formerly made concerning his Wife, he shall be remanded to the (fn. *) said Prison of The Fleete.

Russia Merchants to get the Letter to the Emperor of Russia signed by the King.

Ordered, To send to the House of Commons for their Concurrence, that the Commissioners about the King do give Assistance to the Merchants trading to Muscovia, to procure a Letter from the King to the Emperor of Russia, for preserving of their Trade and Privileges.

Wootton, for Words against the Parliament.

Ordered, That the Witnesses against Mr. Wooton shall appear before this House on Thursday come Sevennight; and then this House shall take the Business into Consideration.

Ordinance to clear Bishop of his Delinquency.

"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That, upon the earnest Desire of the Colony of Virginia, signified in a Letter from the Grand Assembly in Virginia, of 17 Martii, 1645, Henry Bishopp, of Henfeild, in the County of Sussex, Esquire, be discharged from his Delinquency, and from the Sequestration of his Estate Personal and Real, according to the Particular thereof delivered in under the Hand of the said Henry Bishopp; and the Sequestration of the Estate of the said Henry Bishopp is hereby fully discharged and taken off; and all Committees and their Officers are to yield Obedience thereunto."

L. Delawar recommended by the Revenue Committee, to be Ranger of Finkley Walk, in Chute Forest.

"At the Committee of Lords and Commons for His Majesty's Revenue, sitting at Westm'r, the 26th Day of January, 1646.

"It is this Day Ordered, and is the Opinion of this Committee, That the Right Honourable Charles Lord De La Warre is a fit Person to be Ranger or Chief Keeper of Finkely Walk, in Chute Forrest, in the County of Wilts, in the Place of Sir John Phillpott, a Papist; and that his Lordship be recommended from this Committee to the Houses, to have the said Place confirmed unto him: And further Ordered, and we do desire, the Right Honourable the Earl of Northumberland to report this our Opinion and Recommendation unto the House of Peers accordingly.

Salisbury.
Hen. Vane.
Wil'm Say & Seale.
Hen. Mildmay.
Cor. Holland.
Tho. Hoyle."

Letter intercepted by Capt. Willoughby, from Du Moulin, at Dublin, to Monsieur Le Tellier, to send more Ships to Ireland, for the King's Service.

"My Lord,

"I am come hither to dispatch towards you the Frigate which I had Order to buy since his Return from France; and that I might withal urge you to send hither the Ships which I desired of you, and which must of Necessity be in these Ports of Waterford, Wickelow, and Galloway, or here in this of Dublin, within the End of February; and, sending them, that they may have some Manner of Pass from the Parliament of England, or at least that they take in nothing that may oblige their Ships to interrupt our Ships Voyage. I have charged this Bearer to go himself to Court, that himself may bring me from thence such Bills of Exchange as you will send me, if my Man (whom I sent to you already Four Months since) be not come away with the same. And this serving for no other End, my Lord; and having formerly given you a particular Account of all Affairs here in my last Dispatch of the 7th December written at Killkenny, and most humbly kissing your Hands, do here cease, with my renewed Assurance that I am,

"My Lord,

Your most humble and obedient Servant,

Dublin, 10 Jan. 1647.

"Du Moulin.

"Remember, if it please you, that this Frigate is but victualed for Two Months; and that the King's Service will suffer very much, if the said Ships be not betimes sent hither.

"The Outside is,

"For the Express Affairs of the Most Christian King.

"To my Lord, my Lord Le Tellier, Counsellor to His Majesty in His Council of State, and Principal Secretary of His Commandm'ts and Tre'rs.

Ordinance to clear Pelham of his Delinquency.

"Whereas Edward Pelham, of Brockelsby, in the County of Lincolne, Esquire, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of Two Thou sand Two Hundred and Fifty Pounds, he having been in Arms against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said Edward Pelham, for his said Offence, in such Form as is agreed by both Houses for like Offenders, together with a Grant of, and Restitution to him, his Heirs and Assigns, of all his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to a Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof, from the 16th Day of September, 1646, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Edward Pelham in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England for the Time being are hereby authorized to pass under the said Great Seal accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said Edward Pelham from any further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Values than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said Edward Pelham shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Smith, D°.

"Whereas Nicholas Smith, of Theddlethorpe, in the County of Lincolne, Esquire, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted unto a Fine of One Hundred and Fifteen Pounds, he having adhered to the Enemies of the Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said Nicholas Smith, for his said Offence, in such Form as is agreed by both Houses for like Offenders, together with a Grant and Restitution, to him, his Heirs and Assigns, of all his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to a Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof incurred, with an Exception of the Right and Estate of the said Nicholas Smith in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England for the Time being are hereby authorized and required to pass under the said Great Seal accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said Nicholas Smith from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Value Yearly than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said Nicholas Smith shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition for the same, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

May, D°.

"Whereas Thomas May, of Rawmere, in the County of Sussex, Esquire, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of Nine Hundred Pounds, for that, being some Time a Member of the House of Commons, he deserted the Parliament, and adhered to the Forces raised against them: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said Thomas May, for his said Offence, in such Form as is agreed by both Houses for like Offenders, together with a Grant of, and Restitution to him, his Heirs and Assigns, of all his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to a Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof, from the 11th Day of March, 1645, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Thomas May in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England for the Time being are hereby likewise authorized to pass under the said Great Seal accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said Thomas May from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Value than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said Thomas May shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Hanmer, D°.

"Whereas William Hanmer, of Fenshall, in the County of Flynt, Esquire, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of One Thousand Three Hundred and Seventy Pounds, he having been in Arms against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said William Hanmer, for his Offence, in such Form as is agreed by both Houses for like Offenders, together with a Grant of, and Restitution to him, his Heirs and Assigns, of all his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to a Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof, from the 27th of July, 1646, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said William Hanmer in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England for the Time being are hereby likewise authorized to pass under the said Great Seal accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said Will'm Hanmer from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Value than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said William Hanmer shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Message from the Assembly that Mr. Launce is not a fit Person to be Minister of St. Edmund the King, Lombard Street.

"To the Right Honourable the House of Peers assembled in Parliament.

"The Assembly of Divines having received an Order from this Honourable House, bearing Date October 30th, 1646, to certify their Opinions of the Fitness and Abilities of Mr. William Launce, to be Minister of the Parish of Edmund the King, Lumbard Streete, London, according to the Desire of the Inhabitants of the said Parish, being Petitioners for him; do humbly certify, That this Assembly hath been extraordinarily careful to receive Satisfaction concerning the Fitness of the said Mr. Launce; but, after all due Means used to inform themselves concerning him, they cannot in Conscience give him their Approbation as fit to be Minister in the said Place.

"Charles Herle, Prolocutor.
Henry Roborough, Scriba.
Adoniram Byfeild, Scriba."

Adjourn.

House adjourned till 10a Monday next.

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* Sic.