DIE Martis, 20 die Aprilis.
PRAYERS, by Doctor Hoyle.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
L. Viscount Hereford.
Letter from Ireland.
A Letter from the Parliament of Ireland was read,
dated the 31th of March, 1647. (Here enter it.)
Letter from Archbishop Williams.
A Letter from Doctor Williams, late Archbishop of
Yorke, was read. (Here enter it.)
Blaithwait & Uxor.
Ordered, That the Errors between Henry Blaithwaite and Mary his Wife shall be argued, at this Bar,
by Counsel on both Sides, this Day Sevennight, whereof Parties on both Sides are to have Notice thereof.
Ld. Maynard versus Lady Rich, for taking away Miss Rogers.
This Day being appointed to hear Witnesses on both
Sides, concerning the Complaint of the Lord Maynard, for the taking away Mrs. Eliz. Rogers out of
his Lordship's House, without his Privity or Consent;
a Petition, delivered by the Lady Rich at this Bar in
Person, was received, and read. (Here enter it.)
It is Ordered, That the Witnesses of the Lord
Maynard shall be called in, and heard what they can
say to the Matter of Fact; how, on what Day, and in
what Manner, the Child was taken away.
And Ralph Morton, Thomas Phillips, Dorithy Newman, and Ann Hall, were called in; and gave in their
Testimony, upon Oath, "That the Lady Rich did carry
the Gentlewoman, Mrs. Eliz. Rogers, out of the Lord
Maynard's House, to Hide Parke."
Hereupon it is Ordered, That the Complaint of
the Lord Maynard, for the taking of Mrs. Eliz. Rogers
out of the said Lord Maynard's House, without his
Knowledge, and against his Consent, by the Lady Anne
Rich, shall be heard, at this Bar, on Friday the 30th of
this Instant April, at Ten of the Clock in the Morning,
the First Cause: and that the Witnesses on both Sides
shall be produced and heard thereunto accordingly.
Message from the H. C. with an Order.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Wm. Lewis:
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in an Order
for Twenty Thousand Pounds, for the Service of Ireland. (Here enter it.)
Read Twice, and Agreed to.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to this Order now brought
Order for the March. of Winton's Allowance to be enforced.
The House was informed, "That whereas the
Houses ordered that the Lady Marq. of Winton should
have Ten Pounds per Week Allowance for her Maintenance; but she cannot have the Benefit of it, in
regard the Committee in the Country do not obey
the said Order:"
It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations; and the
Lord North is appointed to give this House Account
what is done therein, for the Relief of the Lady Marq.
in this Particular.
Votes for slighting Garrisons.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Order for
slighting of Garrisons shall meet To-morrow Morning,
at Nine of the Clock; and do (fn. *) speedily report the same to
Ordinance to raise Money for Forces in England and Ireland.
Ordered, That the Ordinance for the General Assessments, for Maintenance of the Army in England and
Ireland, shall be taken into Consideration on Wednesday
Ordinance to regulate Oxford University.
The House took into Consideration the Matter of the
last Conference with the House of Commons, concerning the Ordinance for regulating the University of Oxford.
Ordered, That this House adheres to their former
Number of Persons named in the said Ordinance, and
agrees not to the Addition of Names made by the House
And these Lords following are nominated to be Committees, to draw up Reasons, to be offered to the House
of Commons for their Lordships adhering:
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Any Three, to meet To-morrow Morning, at Nine
of the Clock, before the House sits; and to report the same to this House.
E. of Pembrooke thanked, for his Service in attending the King.
This Day the Earl of Pembrooke made a large Relation of his Employment in the North, to receive the
Person of the King at Newcastle.
And this House Ordered, That the Speaker should,
in the Name of the House, return the Earl of Pembrooke
Thanks, for his Care and Pains in this Business, which
he hath undergone, with the Hazard of his Health;
and to let him know, that this House (fn. †) is glad to
have him sit in this House again, being recovered out
of a dangerous Sickness:
Which accordingly the Speaker did.
Letter from the Parliament of Ireland, recommending Captain Wood of The Samuel, to be continued on the Dublin Station.
"To the Right Honourable the Lord Speaker of
the most Honourable the Lords House of Parliament of the Kingdom of England. These.
"The Houses of Parliament here have commanded us to make known unto your Lordship, That
they have taken Notice of the good Affection and
faithful Endeavours which Captain Mathew Wood,
who commandeth the Ship called The Samuell, now
in the Harbour of Dublin, hath expressed towards
the Relief and Preservation of this City and the
Protestants here, in these Times of imminent Danger, by furnishing them with Ammunition and
other Accommodations in their greatest Necessities
and Wants; and that they have likewise observed his
Zeal and Forwardness to promote (to his Power) all
Things conducing to the Welfare and Safety of this
Place to be such, as that they could not but manifest
their Sense thereof; and do make it their Request,
that your Lordship would present their Desires to
that Most Honourable House, that he might be continued in his Commands, for the Service of Dublin,
with Two Frigates to attend him; and that Most
Honourable House would be pleased to confer such
further Favours on him as they shall conceive these
his faithful Endeavours in their Judgements do merit.
And so we remain
Dublin Castle, the 31th Day of March, 1647.
"Ri. Bolton, Canc.
Maw. Eupace, Speaker."
Letter from Williams, A. Bp. of York, thanking the Lords for the Ordinance to clear him of his Delinquency;- and desiring their further Protection.
"To the Right Honourable his very Noble Lord
the Earl of Manchester, Speaker of the Most
Honourable House of the Lords. Humbly
"Having understood of an Ordinance passed that
Most Honourable House, for the pardoning of such
Delinquency as some Mistakes (fn. *) above the King's overpowering Parties in this Country had drawn me unto;
I humbly beseech your Lordship to present (fn. †) my most
thankful Acknowledgement of their great Favour
therein, as also of all other their gracious Respects
which I have (without the least Merit of mine own)
extraordinarily enjoyed these Five and Twenty Years.
And may The Great God of Heaven speedily
and plentifully return them all into their Noble
"And because I am to live, or rather to die, now
divested of all Power or Differences which might
vindicate me from Contempt amongst a Third Generation of Men from those I first conversed withal
and some (fn. *)
Phaores peradventure which know not
Joseph; if their Lordships should extend their Goodness so far, as to protect me in a just and fair Way,
in relation to any Service I have heretofore endeavoured to perform to that Most Honourable House, it
would make me (as most careful not to profane so
sacred a Favour) so to live and die their most obliged
Servant and Vassal.
Guedir, 12 April. 1647.
"Right Honourable Lord,
I humbly take my Leave;
Most Obliged Servant,
Jo. late Bishop of Yorke."
Ly. Rich's Petition; for Time to answer L. Maynard's Complaint, about her taking away Miss Rogers.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords in Parliament assembled.
"The humble Petition of Anne Lady Rich;
"That she was, since the Adjournment of your Lordships House, served with the Order annexed, whereby
a Complaint of the Lord Maynard, for taking away
Mrs. Elizabeth Rogers out of his House, is to be heard
at your Lordships Bar this Day.
"In which Order howbeit the Petitioner be not
named, yet, for that the said Elizabeth Rogers is
now in her Custody (to whom her Father, the Petitioner's late Husband, by his Will committed the Care
of her Education), she doth apprehend herself to be
therein concerned: And if it so appear to your
Lordships, and be so intended by the Lord Maynard;
"Then the Petitioner humbly prays, that she
may have Liberty and Time to produce such
Witnesses as are requisite to manifest the Fact
in this particular Case; and your Lordships
Order to require their Attendance accordingly: And she doubts not to give your
Lordships Satisfaction touching her Doings
Order for 20,000l. for the Service of Ireland.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in
Parliament, That the Sum of Twenty Thousand
Pounds be forthwith provided, for the Service of Ireland, and for the Transportation of the Forces that
are designed for that Service; and that it be charged
upon the Credit of the Treasury at Gouldsmiths Hall,
to be re-paid out of the First Monies that shall come in
upon the Loan of the Two Hundred Thousand Pounds,
to be borrowed of the City; and that it be referred
and earnestly recommended to the Treasurers at Gouldsmiths Hall, to employ their best Care and Endeavours, that the said Sum of Twenty Thousand
Pounds, charged as aforesaid, and to be re-paid out
of the said Two Hundred Thousand Pounds, may
be forthwith advanced and lent: And whereas the
Sum of One Thousand Four Hundred Seventy-one
Pounds, Eleven Shillings, and Eight Pence, was appointed to be deducted, for Provisions delivered out
of the Stores of the Army for the Service of Dublin,
it is this Day Ordered, by the said Lords and Commons, That the Sum of One Thousand Four Hundred
Seventy-one Pounds, Eleven Shillings, and Eight
Pence, be now made Use of for this present Service, and accompted Part of this Twenty Thousand
Pounds; and that the said Twenty Thousand Pounds
be paid unto such as the Committee for the Affairs
of Ireland at Derby House shall appoint to receive the
same, and issued and disposed by Order of the said
House adjourned till 10a cras.