House of Lords Journal Volume 6
17 July 1644

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 6: 17 July 1644', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 6: 1643 (1767-1830), pp. 639-640. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=37565 Date accessed: 01 October 2014.


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DIE Mercurii, 17 die Julii.

PRAYERS, by Mr. Bond.

Domini præsentes fuerunt:

Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.

Comes Northumb.
Comes Kent.
Comes Lyncolne.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rutland.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Comes Bolingbrooke.
Comes Suffolke.
Ds. North.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Howard.
Ds. Berkley.

Answer from the H. C.

Mr. Serjeant Whitfield and Dr. Aylett, sent with a Message to the House of Commons on Monday last, return with this Answer:

That they agree in referring the Papers of the Spanish Ambassador to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to draw up an Answer to the same, and present them to both Houses.

Archbishop of Cant's Trial.

Next, the House proceeded to the Trial of the Archbishop of Canterbury, upon the Tenth and Twelfth Articles.

The Evidence being ended, the Archbishop desired some Time to make his Answer.

And the House gave Time to make Answer at Four a Clock this Afternoon.

Letter from the Ld. General, that he has taken Taunton Dean.

The Earl of Northumb. reported to the House divers Letters, which were sent to the Committee of both Kingdoms:

1. A Letter from the Lord General, concerning the taking of Taunton Deane, with the Castle, upon Articles; which was read.

Letter from Sir Wm. Waller that he intends pursuing the King's Forces into the West.

2. A Letter of Sir Wm. Waller, from Bucks, dated the 15th of July, at Bucks; shewing his Intention of going Westward after the King's Forces. The Committee taking this Letter into Consideration, have made Two Votes, which they think fit (fn. *) to offer to their Lordships Consideration:

Votes against it.

"Resolved, upon the Question,

"1. That the Committee cannot for the present advise Sir Wm. Waller's going into the West, in Pursuit of the King's Forces.

"2. That Sir Wm. Waller shall be directed to continue in such Parts as his Army may be most conveniently recruited, the Parts under the Power of the Parliament best protected and secured, the Enemy most infested."

Ordinance for cutting Peat.

The Lord Wharton reported from the Committee the Ordinance concerning cutting of Turf and Peat, as fit to pass with some Alterations and Amendments; which were read, and Agreed to, and Ordered to be sent down to the House of Commons.

Countess of Devon, a Pass.

Ordered, That the Countess of Devon shall have a Pass, to have a Coach and Six Horses to be brought from Oxon.

E. of Bridgewater's Assessment.

The Lord Viscount Say & Seale reported, "That the Committee, according to the Order of this House, have assessed the Earl of Bridgwater for the Twentieth and Fifth Part; and they have assessed him at Fifteen Hundred Pounds. And the Committee desires that this House would refer the levying of the same to the Care of the Committee of Lords and Commons at Haberdashers Hall; and that the said Fifteen Hundred Pounds may be employed to the Supply of the Three associated Counties of Oxon, &c."

The House took this into Consideration, and read a Letter of the Earl of Bridgwater's; and thereupon this House Ordered, That he shall pay One Thousand Pounds presently; and the Committee at Haberdashers (fn. *) Hall shall take Care for the receiving and disposing of it, for supplying the Occasions of the Three associated Counties of Oxon, Berks, and Bucks, according to the Desire of the House of Commons when they moved to have him assessed.

Message to the H. C. that the Lords agree to the Ordinance for cutting Peat;

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 to the Ordinance for cutting of Turf and Peat with the Alterations, wherein their Concurrence is desired.

to join in the Countess of Devon's Pass;

2. To desire their Concurrence, that the Countess of Devon may have a Pass, for a Coach and Six Horses, to come from Oxford to London.

and about the E. of Bridgewater's Assessment.

3. To let them know, that their Lordships have assessed the Earl of Bridgwater at One Thousand Pounds, to be presently paid in, for the Supply of the Affairs of the Three associated Counties of Oxon, (fn. *) &c. and do refer it to the Committee at Haberdashers Hall, to receive and dispose of the same according as they desire.

Message from the H. C. that they agree to taking off the Sequestration from the Estates of the Earls of Holland and Clare; with an Ordinance;

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Denzell Holles Esquire:

1. To let their Lordships know, that they agree to the taking off and discharging the Sequestrations of the Earl of Holland and the Earl of Clare's Estates.

2. To desire Concurrence in an Ordinance concerning Alsebury. (Here enter it.)

Read, and Agreed to.

to expedite One formerly brought up.

3. To desire Expedition in the Ordinance concerning the limiting the Powers of the Committee of both Kingdoms.

The Answer returned was:

Answer.

That this House agrees to the Ordinance concerning Alsebury; and concerning the Ordinance concerning the Committee of both Kingdoms, their Lordships will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.

Mrs. Bickley's Cause.

Ordered, That Mrs. Bickley's Cause shall be heard, by Counsel on both Sides, this Day Sevennight.

Vanienden's Cause.

Ordered, That Mrs. Vanenden's Cause shall be heard this Day Month.

Lords to go to the Thanksgiving.

Ordered, That the Lords shall meet To-morrow Morning at Nine a Clock, to go to St. Margeretts Church, to the Thanksgiving.

Ordinance to pay the Peers their Creationmoney.

An Ordinance was agreed on, for paying to the Peers that now sit in Parliament their Creation-money; and it was (fn. *) sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Serjeant Whitfield and Dr. Aylett, to desire their Concurrence therein.

The Messengers return with this Answer:

Answer from the H. C.

That they will send an Answer (fn. †) by Messengers of their own.

Order for Ordnance for Aylesbury.

"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That Five Demy Culverins of Iron, One Hundred and Fifty Saker Shot, One Hundred Demy Culverin Shot, and Fifty Minion Shot, be delivered out of the Public Magazine in The Tower, for the present Use of the Garrison at Aylisbury."

E. of Bridgewater's Assessment to be paid for Oxon, Bucks, &c.

"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That the Earl of Bridgwater is assessed by this House in the Sum of One Thousand Pounds, for his Twentieth and Fifth Part, to be presently paid; and, to that End, this House refers it to the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies at Haberdashers Hall, to take Care for the receiving and disposing of it to the Treasurer of the Three Counties, for the supplying the Occasions of the Three Counties of Oxon, Berks, and Bucks, accordingly as was desired by the House of Commons when they moved that this House would assess the said Earl of Bridgwater."

Sequestration taken off the Estates of the Earls of Holland and Clare.

Ordered, That the Sequestrations of the Estates of the Earls of Holland and Clare are hereby taken off and discharged; and all Committees whom it concerns are to take Notice hereof, and yield their Obedience accordingly.

Adjourn.

House adjourned till 4a post meridiem.

Post meridiem.

PRAYERS, by Mr. Bond.

Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.

Comes Kent.
Comes Lyncolne.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Suff.
Comes Bolingbrooke.
Comes Rutland.
Ds. North.
Ds. Berkley.

Archbishop of Cant's Trial.

The Archbishop of Canterbury made his Defence to the Evidence given against him in the Morning; and the Members of the House of Commons made the Reply.

Ordered, That this House will proceed further upon the Trial of the Archbishop of Canterbury on this Day Sevennight, at Nine of the Clock in the Morning.

Adjourn.

House adjourned till 9a, Friday Morning next.

Footnotes

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* Deest in Originali.
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