House of Lords Journal Volume 4: 9 July 1641

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 Veneris, videlicet, 9 die Julii.


E. Bedford's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the settling of certain Manors, (fn. 1) Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, on Katherine Dowager of Bedford, William now Earl of Bedford, John Russell and Edward Russell, Esquires, Sons of Francis Earl of Bedford, deceased. And, being put to the Question, it was Resolved to pass, nemine contradicente.

Message to the H. C. to sit P. M.

Then this Bill was sent down to the House of Commons, by Serjeant Glanvile and Serjeant Finch; and to let them know, that their Lordships intend to sit this Afternoon, and desire them to sit likewise, because there will be some Occasion of a Conference.

West versus Stevens.

Ordered, That West doth bring in his Interrogatories, which shall be perused by Sir Robert Rich and Dr. Bennett, who are appointed to take the Examinations; and that the Defendant Jeremy Stevens shall have Liberty to cross interrogate any of the Witnesses, if he shall see Cause.

Two Regiments disbanded.

The Earl of Newport, being returned from the Army, signified to this House, "That the Two Regiments are already disbanded; and the rest will disband, according to the Directions and Order of the Parliament."

Bill against Recusants.

Then the House was put into a Committee during Pleasure, to debate the Bill concerning the disarming of Popish Recusants; and, after a long Consideration, the House was resumed; and these Lords following were appointed Committees, to consider further of some Particulars, and report the same to this House: videlicet,

The L. Privy Seal.
Comes Bathon.
Comes South'ton.
L. Viscount Say et Seale.
Epus. London.
Epus. Durham.
Baron Weston and
Justice Foster,
Epus. Lincolne.
Epus. Carlile.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Kymbolton.
Ds. Roberts.
Ds. Seymour.

Their Lordships, or any Five or more of them, to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, at Three a Clock.

Lord Pollmoney to be paid.

Ordered, That such Lords and Bishops as have sent in less Money unto Mr. Parramour (the Collector for the Lords) than by the late Act of Parliament they ought to pay, the said Mr. Parramour shall have Power, by virtue of this Order, to send to them for such Monies so paid short by them.

Lake versus Sir Tho. Lake.

Ordered, That Mr. Lancelott Lake's Cause, against Sir Thomas Lake, Knight, shall be heard This Day Sevennight.

Bishop of St. David's to be examined in the Archbishop of Canterbury's Cause.

Ordered, That the Bishop of St. David's shall forthwith, upon Sight hereof, repair to the Lords in Parliament, and attend the Lords deputed, and give in his Testimony upon such Interrogatories as he shall be examined before the Lords deputed to examine Witnesses, concerning the Archbishop of Canterbury; and hereof he is not in any wise to fail.


Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Communi Banco, Locum tenens Domini Custodis Magni Sigilli, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in post meridiem hujus instantis diei, hora quinta, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Post meridiem.


Conference concerning the Ten Heads.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords of the select (fn. 2) Committee went into the Painted Chamber, to meet with the select Committee of the House of Commons, concerning the Ten Heads.

The House was resumed, and the Lords returned from the Meeting.

Conference reported.

Then the Lords of the select Committee reported, That the House of Commons do desire that His Majesty be moved to give an Answer to the Third Head, concerning ill Counsellors."

Committee to move the King, for an Answer to the Third Head, touching ill Counsellors.

Hereupon these Lords were appointed to move the King in this Particular: videlicet,

L. Marquis of Hertford.
L. Chamberlain.
E. of Bath.
E. of Bedford.
E. of Essex.
E. of Bristoll.
Ds. Pagett.
Ds. Seymour.

Sir Pierce Crosby s Cause.

Ordered, That the Committee for Sir Peirce Croseby's Business do meet on Wednesday next, in the Afternoon.

Aqueduct Cause.

Ordered, That the Cause concerning the Aqueduct be heard at this Bar on Tuesday come Three Weeks.

Folkes versus Starling, and Borrett.

Upon reading the Petition and Affidavit of Thomas Folkes, Clerk, "That Antbony Starling and Margerett Borrett have caused some desperate Persons to enter into the Dwelling House of the said Petitioner, in Bradiston, in Suffolke, and have taken away his Household Provision; and the said Anthony Starlinge and Two of his Sons have also taken away some of his Cattle out of his Grounds, and do molest and trouble the Possession of the said Folkes;" it is therefore Ordered, That the quiet Possession of the said House and Grounds shall be continued unto the Petitioner, as formerly they have been, until the Cause now referred to the Judges of Assize by Order of the Lords be either determined by them, or certified unto this House, and here determined; and that Mr. Baron Henden shall take Security of the said Sterlinge, before any Habeas Corpus be granted unto him, that the said Starlinge shall restore the Beasts unto the said Thomas Folkes, and abide the Order of this House; and with that Mr. Baron Henden shall compose all the Grievances of either Side, if he can, or certify unto their Lordships where he finds Perverseness or Opposition.

Williams for disquietirg the Bp. of Lincoln's Estate in Carnarvonshire.

Then William Williams was called in, to answer the Breach of Privilege committed in entering upon the Freehold of the Lord Bishop of Lincolne, and disquieting the Possession of his Lordship's Lands in Carnarvenshire. The said William Williams confessed he entered upon the Lands of the Lord Bishop of Lincolne at May last was Twelve Months. The House thought (fn. 3) fit to release him upon Bail.

Williams bailed.

Then, Johannes Maynard, Miles Balniæ, recognovit se debere Domino Regi Ducentas Libras, levari, ad usum Domini Regis, ex Terris, Tenementis, Bonis, et Catallis (fn. 3) suis.

The Condition of the abovesaid Recognizance is, That if William Williams shall appear before the Lords in Parliament, and abide the Order of this Parliament, then this Recognizance is void; else it is to remain in full Power and Force.


Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Communi Banco, Locum tenes Domini Custodis Magni Sigilli, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Sabbati, videlicet, 10m diem instantis Julii, hora nona, Dominis sic decernentibus.


  • 1. Bis in Originali.
  • 2. Deest in Originali.
  • 3. Deest in Originali.