House of Lords Journal Volume 6
27 May 1644

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 6: 27 May 1644', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 6: 1643 (1767-1830), pp. 570-571. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=37530 Date accessed: 23 August 2014.


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DIE Lunæ, 27 die Maii.

PRAYERS, by Mr. Gibson.

Domini præsentes fuerunt:

Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.

Comes Kent.
Comes Rutland.
Comes Pembrooke.
Comes Lyncolne.
Comes Sarum.
Comes Suffolke.
Comes Northumb.
Ds. Howard.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Dacres.
Ds. Wharton.

2500 l. paid by the Earl of Thanet, towards discharging the Earl of Dorset's Debts, remaining in Mr. Gurney's Hands.

This Paper was brought into this House, and commanded to be read, as followeth:

Whereas the Earl of Thanett paid, in the Year One Thousand Six Hundred and Forty, the Sum of Two Thousand Five Hundred Pounds unto Sir Edward Hales, Alderman Gurney, Mr. Laurance Whittacre, and one Mr. Malborne, to be employed towards the Payment of the Debts of the Lord Richard Earl of Dorsett deceased; they have kept the said Money ever sithence that Time in their Hands, and not paid it according to a Decree in Chancery in that Behalf made; so as the said Earl of Thanett hath no lawful Discharge from the Creditors of the said Earl of Dorsett, but is liable still to their Clamour, as if he had never paid the said Money.

The Money, as the Earl of Thanett is informed, rests wholly in the Hands of the said Alderman Gurney, who stands a Delinquent, and the Money so in Danger of being lost, the Earl of Thanett having often desired them to pay the Money according to the Decree; so as if the House, in this Time of Necessity, please to call for this Money, it will rest safer in the Parliament's Hands than in the Hands of One who is a Delinquent."

Message to the H. C. that it may be applied for the Safety of the Western Parts.

Hereupon this House thought it fit to send this Paper to the House of Commons, and to acquaint them how it came into this House; and to propound unto them, that the said Two Thousand Five Hundred Pounds may be employed to the Relief of the Western Parts, to Plymouth, Poole, and Lyme, according to the Ordinance of Parliament.

And accordingly a Message to this Purpose was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Rob't Rich and Mr. Page:

Abp. of Cant's Trial.

Next, the House proceeded to hear the Residue of the Evidence against the Archbishop of Canterbury upon the Seventh Articles of the First and Second Charges.

The Evidence being ended, the Archbishop desired some short Time to recollect himself, to prepare to make his Answer.

And the House gave him Time till Four of the Clock this Afternoon.

Adjourn.

House adjourned till 4a post meridiem.

Post meridiem.

PRAYERS, by Mr. Gibson.

Domini præsentes fuerunt:

Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.

Comes Kent.
Comes Pembrooke.
Comes Bolingbrooke.
Comes Northumb.
Comes Lyncolne.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Ds. Howard.

Answer from the H. C.

Sir Rob't Rich and Mr. Page, sent with a Message to the House of Commons this Morning, return with this Answer:

That they agree that the Two Thousand Five Hundred Pounds be disposed to the Supply of the Western Parts, as Plymouth, Poole, and Lyme, according to the Ordinance of Parliament.

Abp. of Cant's Trial.

Next, the Archbishop of Canterbury made his Defence to the Evidence given against (fn. *) him in the Morning.

And the Committee of the House of Commons that managed the Evidence made Reply to the same.

Which being done, this House Ordered, To proceed further against the Archbishop of Canterbury on Saturday Morning next.

Adjourn.

House adjourned till 9a cras.

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* Deest in Originali.