House of Lords Journal Volume 4: 14 November 1640

Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 4, 1629-42. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.

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DIE Sabbati, videlicet, 14 die Novembris:


Lord Keeper sent by the King to the Earl of Strafford, but first acquaints the House with it.

The Lord Keeper signified to the House, That, waiting this Morning on His Majesty, he was commanded by Him to go to the Earl of Strafford, to receive from him an Account of some Things in Ireland, that His Majesty might know the better how to order His Affairs there. Upon which his Lordship humbly represented to His Majesty the Place his Lordship held in the Lords House; and that he had, by their Lordships Command, pronounced the Sentence for Commitment of the said Earl, upon the Accusation of the House of Commons; and therefore humbly besought His Majesty, he might, before his going to the Earl of Strafford, acquaint the House therewith; which His Majesty was graciously pleased to give him Leave to do. For which Respect their Lordships were pleased to give him Thanks.

Every Lord to ask Leave of the House before he visit the Earl of Strafford.

And, upon the Motion of the Earl of Essex, it was Agreed by their Lordships, That the rest of their Lordships, that have any Occasion to go to him, should in the like Manner acquaint the House first with it.

Earl of Winchelsea's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the enabling the Sale and Leasing of Lands, for Payment of the Earl of Winchelsey's Debts.

And committed to these Lords following; videlicet,

L. Treasurer.
E. of Bath.
E. of Bedford.
E. of Exceter.
E. of Warwick.
E. of Dover.
E. of Thanet.
L. Bp. of Winton.
L. Bp. of Sarum.
L. Bp. of Rochester.
Ds. Dacres.
Ds. Brooke.
Ds. Grey de Werke.
Ds. Roberts.
Mr. Justice Jones,
Mr. Justice Crawley,

To meet on Wednesday, the 18th of November, in the Painted Chamber, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon.

Committees appointed about the Northern Business.

The Earl of Dover moved, That the Lords Commissioners that treated at Rippon with the Scottish Commissioners, having taken great Pains and Diligence in that Business, and having made their Narration of the whole Proceedings to both Houses, which hath been approved of by this House, that there might be a Select Committee appointed, to examine the Grounds os the whole Proceedings preceding the Meeting of the Great Council at Yorke, and the Treaty at Rippon, and of the Affairs, and the Raising and Ill-managing of our Armies in the Northern Parts, as suffering the Scots to come into the Kingdom, and wherein the principal Fault and Neglect hath been; and likewise to examine the Breach of the First Pacification, and what interrupted those Articles; which Motion was approved, and committed. For the First Part, the Lords Committees have Power given them by this House absolutely to treat of, and for the Pacification, being the latter Part, the Lords Committees are to advice, if their Lordships please, with the Lords Commissioners which treated with the Scots Commissioners at Rippon and Yorke, that so their Lordships may proceed, without any Interruption or Interfering, with that Affair.

The Names of the Lords Committees for this are; videlicet,

L. Archbp. of Cant.
L. Treasurer.
E. Marshal.
E. of Bathon.
E. of Bedford.
E. of Hartford.
E. of Essex.
E. of Sarum.
E. of Warwick.
E. of Bristoll.
E. of Holland.
E. of Dover.
L. Viscount Say et Seale (added 16 Nov.)
L. Bp. of Durham.
L. Bp. of Winton.
L. Bp. of Chester.
L. Bp. of Sarum.
Ds. Mowbray.
Ds. Clifford.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Chandois.
Ds. Pagett.
Ds. Kymbolton.
Ds. Brooke.
Ds. Grey de Werke.
Ds. Roberts.
Ds. Howard de Esterick.
Ds. Savill.

To meet on Wednesday next, 18 die Novembris, in the Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Painted Chamber, and at what other Times their Lordships shall please to appoint, and to call what Assistants and Attendants their Lordships shall please.


Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Lunæ, videlicet, 16m diem instantis Novembris, 1640, hora nona, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Examinatur per Dominos,
He. Bathon.
T. Lyncolne.
J. Bridgewater.
Hen. Dover.
P. Wharton.
Tho. Duresme.
Edward Mountagu.
W. Robertes.