DIE Martis, 21 die Maii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Whitaker.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
Answer from the H. C.
Sir Rob't Rich and Mr. Page, sent Yesterday to the
House of Commons on a Message, return with this
That they will send an Answer to the Alterations in
the Ordinance for the Committee of both Kingdoms, by
Messengers of their own.
Ordinance for regulating Sequestrations.
Next, the Ordinance for regulating the Ordinance
for regulating of Sequestrations was read the Second
Time, and committed to the Consideration of these Lords
following; and to report their Opinion to this House:
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Any Three, to meet when they please.
Upon reading the Petition of the Earl of Thanett,
E. of Thanet's Petition, to prevent his Timber being felled.
That whereas he was a Suitor to this House, that
his Timber on his Lands, and nigh his Mansion-houses,
might not be felled down, and that their Lordships
were pleased to think it reasonable to except his
Timber out of the Ordinance for felling down Timber
for the Navy; and that the House of Commons consented thereunto, and the very Ordinance itself for
cutting down Wood is for the Preservation of Timber;
yet notwithstanding, so it is, that the Officers now
appointed for selling of Wood are in cutting down
and utter destroying of the Petitioner's Timber Trees,
not only to his Ruin, and Spoil of his Seat in Kent,
but also in Disobedience to the Ordinance of Parliament, and in Contempt of the Order of both
Therefore the Petitioner humbly prays your
Lordships will give present Order for the
Stay of their further cutting down of his
Timber; and also to send for the Parties, to
answer their Disobedience to their Lordships."
Delinquents to be sent for.
Hereupon this House Resolved, That, upon an Affidavit made to this House, and the Names of the Persons offending, they shall be sent for, to answer their
Propositions for a Peace.
Next, the House was adjourned into a Committee
during Pleasure, to debate the Propositions for a wellgrounded Peace.
And the House being resumed;
House to be called.
It is Ordered, That this House will take these
Propositions into further Debate on Friday Morning
next; and the House then to be called, and Notice to
be given by the Gentleman Usher to all the Lords, to
attend the House then, upon the Displeasure of this
House if they fail.
Ordinance for paying Monies to Sir Tho. Middleton, due by Bond to Hitton.
The Lord Viscount Say & Seale reported, "That
the Committee have considered of the Ordinance for
paying to Sir Thomas Middleton Knight, the Monies
which are due by Bond to Mr. Hilton, from divers
Persons; and it did appear, by Examination of the
Business, that the Monies are the proper Monies of
Mrs. Shelley, a Recusant; therefore the Committee
thinks it fit to pass as it came from the House of
Commons, without any Alterations."
Which being read, this House Agreed to the same.
(Here enter it.)
Whereas Sir Thomas Soames Knight, and Alderman
of the City of London, stands indebted by Bond to
Henry Hilton, in the County Palatine of Durham,
Esquire, deceased, in the Sum of One Thousand
Pounds; and Sir Henry Garroway, of the City of
London, Knight, is indebted by like Bond to the said
Henry Hilton, in the Sum of Five Hundred Pounds;
and Mr. Richard Middleton and Mr. Richard Bateman,
of London, Merchants, are indebted by like Bond to the
said Henry Hilton in the Sum of Five Hundred Pounds;
all which several Sums of Money being in Variance,
and, upon Examination of the Matter before a Committee of the House of Commons, are supposed to
be the Monies of the Lady Jane Shelly, of Michellgrove, in the County of Sussex, Widow, late deceased, who was a Papist and Delinquent: It is therefore Ordered and Ordained, by the Lords and
Commons in Parliament, That the said Sir Thomas
Soame, Sir Henry Garroway, Richard Middleton, and
Richard Bateman, and every of them, do forthwith
pay the abovesaid several Sums unto Sir Thomas
Middleton Knight, Serjeant Major General of North
Wales, who shall receive the same upon Accompt,
for the Furtherance of the Public Service in those
Parts; and the said Sir Thomas Soames, Sir Henry
Garroway, Richard Middleton, and Richard Bateman,
shall be indemnified and saved harmless, in their Persons and Estates, for the Payment of the said several
Sums as is hereby appointed, and against the Executors of the said Henry Hilton, or any other Person
or Persons whatsoever, by the Power and Authority
of both Houses of Parliament.
And it is further Ordered and Ordained, That
whensoever it shall appear to whom the abovesaid
several Sums of Money do of Right belong, then the
abovementioned Sums of Money shall be forthwith
re-paid out of the Arrears and growing Profits of
the Court of Wards and Liveries.
And it is lastly Ordered and Ordained, That
Richard Williams Gentleman, and Nicholas Sturt
Gentleman, Executors of the last Will and Testament of the said Henry Hilton, shall be, by the
Power and Authority of both Houses of Parliament,
exonerated and discharged, and their Persons and
Estates saved, defended, and kept harmless and indemnified, against all Persons whatsoever, claiming
the said Sum and Sums of Money, the Heir of the
said Henry Hilton, and all other Person and Persons
whatsoever, by the like Power and Authority of
both Houses of Parliament, from the said Sums of
Two Thousand Pounds, so to be paid to the said Sir
Thomas Middleton; the said Executors being hereby
ordered to deliver to the said Sir Thomas Soames, Sir
Henry Garroway, Richard Middleton, and Richard
Bateman, their said several Obligations, or, in Default thereof, to give them and their Sureties sufficient Discharges."
House adjourned till 9a cras.