DIE Martis, 24 die Octobris.
These Lords present this Day:
The Lord Grey of Warke, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Ordered, That the Cause of the Alms-men in
Eastham, in Essex, shall be heard on the First Monday
after the 12th of November next.
Lord Petre's Steward's Petition that the Estate may not be sequestered.
Upon reading the Petition of Edward White, Steward to the Lord Peters, "who is a Ward, and under
a Protestant Tutor at Oxon, and all Pays and Taxes
to the Parliament are paid; yet the Committee of
Sequestrators in Essex do sequester his Estate, and
cut down his Timber, and intend to fetch away his
Goods on Thursday next:" Hereupon this House
Ordered, To communicate this Petition to the House
of Commons; and to desire that the Business may be
heard before the Sequestrators of Lords and Commons;
and that, in the mean Time, the Goods may not be disturbed or sold, nor any Timber cut down.
Message to the H. C. about it.
Accordingly a Message was (fn. *) sent down to the House
of Commons, by Sir Rob't Rich and Mr. Page.
Abp. of Canterbury's Petition, for Counsel to be assigned him, for Money out of his Estate, and for some of his Papers which are necessary for his Defence, &c. &c.
To the Right Honourable the Lords assembled
in the High Court of Parliament.
The humble Petition of Wm. Lord Archbishop of Canterbury,
That he hath received your Lordships Order of
October 23, with a Copy of the Articles charged
against him, and requiring him to make Answer:
Most humbly prayeth, that, according to an Order
of that Honourable House, he may have Counsel assigned him; and that Mr. Herne and Mr. Shute may
be his Counsel, and have free Liberty to come unto
him; and that he may have some Money out of his
Estate, to see his Counsel, and defray his other
Charges, he having been for this last whole Year
very burthensome to his Friends; and further, that
he may have all his Papers and Books, most of which
belongs to his Defence, which Mr. Prynn took from
him by Order from the Lords, delivered unto him,
that he may be able to answer for himself; that
also he may have Time and Means to send for his
Witnesses, which can hardly be done in the Time
limited; and that he may have his Servants about
him, to send about his necessary Occasions; and
lastly, that he may have longer Time, the Articles
being large, and many. And he shall ever pray, &c.
The House taking this Petition into Consideration;
Answers to his Requests.
Concerning his Counsel, this House Ordered, That
Mr. Herne and Mr. Shute are hereby assigned to be of
Counsel with him, for putting in his Answer, and shall
have Liberty to come unto him.
Concerning Allowance of Money to see his Counsel,
this House recommends the same to the Consideration
of the Committee for the Safety.
Concerning his Request for Books and Papers, when
he shall deliver in a Note of such Papers and Books
as are necessary for his Defence, this House will give
further Directions therein.
Concerning his Desire for Witnesses, this House will
consider of it when a Day is appointed for his Trial.
Concerning his Desire to have Servants about him,
about his Occasions, it is Ordered, That he shall name
such Person as he would employ to be his Solicitor;
and then this House will consider of it.
And touching longer Time to answer, this House Orders, That he shall have further Time until Monday
come Sevennight given him to put in his Answer.
E. of Westmorland's Assessment.
The Earl of Denbigh reported, "That the Committee for Sequestrations desire that their Lordships
would take the Desire of the Earl of Westm'land's
into their Lordships Consideration, as being most
proper for this House:" And his Lordship's Desire
being, "That he might be eased in the paying of the
Two Thousand Pounds rated by the Lords, for his Proportion for the Twentieth Part of his Personal Estate,
according to the Ordinance of Parliament, being, as
he conceives, a Proportion far (fn. *) above his Estate:"
Hereupon this House Ordered,
That the Earls of Denbigh,
The Lord Hunsden, and
The Lord Grey,
Or any Three of them, shall consider of what
Course is fit to be taken for easing the Earl of
Westm'land herein, and report the same to this
Message from the H. C. to apply Part of Justice Berkley's Fine to the Service of the Western Parts;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Strode and others:
1. To desire that their Lordships would consent, that,
in regard of the great Need of Supply to be sent for
the Relief of the West Countries, that Ten Thousand
Pounds of the First Monies that shall be paid of Justice
Berkley's Fine may be employed for the Supply of the
concerning the E. of Middlesex's Assessment;
2. Whereas the Earl of Midd. is assessed One Thousand Pounds for his Twentieth Part of his Estate, according to the Ordinance of Parliament, and his Lordship pleads the Privilege of Parliament; therefore the
House of Commons desires their Lordships would please
to take the same into Consideration.
Ordered, That this House assesses the Earl of
Midd. at One Thousand Pounds for the Twentieth Part
of his Estate, according to the Ordinance of Parliament; and the Lord Sheffeild is appointed to signify so
much to the Earl of Midd.
and for Mr. Dury to be One of the Assembly.
3. To desire to join with them, in nominating Mr.
Dury to be One of the Assembly, in the Place of
Dr. Downing, deceased.
The Answer returned was:
That their Lordships have assessed the Earl of Midd.
at a Thousand Pounds for the Twentieth Part of
his Estate; and concerning the other Particulars of this
Message, their Lordships will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Securing 40,000 l. for Commodities furnished for Ireland.
Ordered, That these Lords following are appointed to consider of the Ordinance for securing the Forty
Thousand Pounds to several Merchants, for Commodities furnished for Ireland; who withdrew presently,
and took the same into Consideration.
Report from the Committee concerning Monsieur Du Moulin's Request to visit Mr. Walter Mountague, and his Paper about the Sequestration of Sir Kenelm Digby's Estate.
Upon Report of the Earl of Denbigh, "That the
Committee of Lords and Commons have taken the
Papers of the French Ambassador's into their Consideration; and concerning M. Du Molin's going to
visit Mr. Walter Mountague in The Tower from the
Ambassador, the Committee are of Opinion, That
he may perform that Civility, so as the Lord Mayor,
now Lieutenant of the said Tower, appoint some discreet Person to be present, and hear what passes at
their Conference:" To which this House gives their
"And touching the Paper concerning Sir Kenelme
Digby, the Committees desire some further Time to
consider of it."
New Governors of Sutton's Hospital to be chosen in the Room of some Bishops.
The House being this Day informed, from the Master
of Sutton's Hospital, "That there were Five Bishops
appointed to be of the Number of the Governors of
that Hospital; and because that all Bishops, and other
Ecclesiastical Persons, are disabled by Act of Parliament to be and sit in any Commission concerning
Temporal Affairs, by reason whereof the Business
of that Hospital concerning Elections and other
Matters are at a Stand, whereby that Foundation receives much Prejudice; and so few of the Governors are in Town, as there are not a Number to meet
for the Settlement and Disposing of those Affairs;
therefore he desires their Lordships to take the same
Hereupon this House (fn. *) thought it fit, and Declared,
That the Archbishops and Bishops appointed to be Governors of Sutton's Hospital are uncapable, by Act
of Parliament, to hold the said Places; and therefore
Ordered, That they be hereby displaced; and that
the Master of the said Hospital shall attend the King's
Counsel, for drawing up an Ordinance of Parliament,
whereby the other Governors shall be directed and required to chuse other fit Persons, in the Rooms and
Places of the said Archbishops and Bishops; and the
said Ordinance to be presented to this House.
Report concerning the Ordinance for securing 40,000 l. to Mr. Turner &al. for Commodities sent to Ireland.
The Earl of Stamford reported from the Committee,
That they have considered of the Ordinance for securing of the Forty Thousand Pounds to Mr. Turner
and others, for Monies they have owing to them for
Commodities sent to Ireland, wherein the Committees
think it fit to make some Alterations therein, which
they offer to their Lordships Consideration."
The said Alterations were read; and this House
Agreed to the said Ordinance with the Alterations.
Message to the H. C. that the Lords agree to it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Rob't Rich and Mr. Page:
To let them know, that this House agrees with them
in the aforesaid Ordinance with the Amendments and
House adjourned till 10a, Thursday next.