House of Lords Journal Volume 4: 15 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 Jovis, videlicet, 15 die Julii.


Witnesses in the Archbishop of Canterbury's Cause.

Lord Chamberlain, Sworn, and to be examined concerning the Archbishop of Cant.
Earl Dorsett,
Lord Bishop Ely,

Hodie 1a et 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for quieting (fn. 1)

Committed to these Lords following: videlicet,

L. Privy Seal.
L. Great Chamberlain.
Comes Bedford.
Comes Warwicke.
Comes Bristoll.
Comes Bollingbrooke.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Portland.
Epus. Darham.
Epus. Lincolne.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Elye.
Epus. Rochester.
Epus. Peterborough.
Ds. Mowbraye.
Ds. North.
Ds. Howard de Charlton.
Ds. Grey de Warke.
Ds. Mohun.
Ds. Coventry.
Justice Foster, Assistants, any Two of them.
Justice Heath,
Justice Mallett,

Both Houses to attend the King P. M.

The Lord Chamberlain signified to this House, "That His Majesty hath appointed both Houses to wait on Him at Whitehall, this Afternoon, at Four a Clock, in the Banqueting House."

Committee to prepare the Heads to be delivered to the King from both Houses.

Then these Lords were appointed to meet with a proportionable Number of the House of Commons, to consider and draw up some Heads of what shall be delivered to the King from both Houses:

L. Privy Seal.
Comes Bristoll.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Lincolne.
Ds. Pagett.
Ds. Kymbolton.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Justice Heath and Justice Mallett:

Message to the H. C. for a Conference concerning them.

To let them know, that His Majesty hath appointed both Houses to wait upon Him this Afternoon, at Four a Clock, in The Banqueting House, at Whitehall; and further to desire, that a select Committee of their House may meet with a select Committee of Lords, to agree upon what shall (fn. 2) be delivered to the King from (fn. 2) both Houses.



That a select Committee of the House of Commons shall give a present Meeting, as is desired, in the Painted Chamber.

Clergy's Subsidy Bill.

Hodie lecta 1a vice unica , An Act for the Confirmation of the Subsidies granted by the Clergy. The Bill was Once read; the Preamble and Confirmation was read Three Times; and afterwards, being put to the Question, it was consented to pass, nemine contradicente. Then the Confirmation being subscribed by the Clerk of the Parliament, "Soit baille aux Communs," it was sent down to the House of Commons, by Serjeant Whitfeild and Serjeant Fynch, to pass there.

E. of Nottingham versus E. of Middlesex.

Next, the Cause of the Earl of Nottingham was heard, against the Earl of Middlesex, for vacating a Recognizance of Ten Thousand Pounds, by a Decree in the Court of Wards, Twenty-two Years past; for Recompence of which Damage the Earl of Nottingham desired that the said Decree, (fn. 3) made by the Earl of Middlesex when he was Master of the Court of Wards (fn. 4), and that he may have Reparation for his Damages sustained herein, his Real Security of Ten Thousand Pounds being vacated, and turned into a Personal Security of One Thousand Pounds.

The Counsel of the Earl of Middlesex, in Answer hereunto, alledged, "That this was but Error in Point of Judgement, and no Corruption charged."

Next there was produced the Notes of the sworn Register of the Court of Wards, which were taken at the Hearing of the said Cause, upon which the Decree was grounded, and drawn up by the Register, and presented to the Attorney of that Court, and perused and allowed by him, without any Privity or Confirmation of the Earl of Middlesex.

But there arising a Question, whether the Register's Notes should be read or no, the Counsel were commanded to withdraw; and, for the Debate hereof, the House was put into a Committee during Pleasure; and, after some Consideration, the House was resumed; and it was Resolved, upon the Question, That these Notes shall be read.

Clergy's Subsidy Bill.

The Messengers returned this Answer: That they have delivered the Bill of the Subsidy of the Clergy to the House of Commons.

Report from the Committee, about the Queen's Journey, to be delivered to the King.

Then the Lord Privy Seal reported what the Committee conceived fit to be delivered by the Speaker of this House, from both Houses, to His Majesty; which was read, in these Words, videlicet:

"Your Majesty's most loyal Subjects, the Lords and Commons, taking Notice of an Intention of the Queen's Majesty to pass beyond the Seas, whereby the Kingdom will be deprived of the Comfort of Her Majesty's Presence, they have thought good to express their humble Duties and Affections to Your Majesty, and to the Royal Person of the Queen, in some Considerations which they now do present to You, as they conceive very important for the Good of this Kingdom, and the Safety and Contentment of Her Majesty, whose Honour and Happiness shall always have a chief Place in their Estimation and Desires.

"Which Considerations are these following

"Here read the Considerations brought up from the House of Commons Yesterday at the Conference:

"All which they humbly commend to Your Majesty's Princely Wisdom; beseeching Your Majesty that, by Your Allowance, they may represent their humble Desires to the Queen's Majesty, at such Time, and with such Number of both Houses, as Her Majesty shall please to appoint."

Which being ended, this (fn. 5) House did approve of them.

Lord Mohun Leave to be absent.

Ordered, That the Lord Mohun hath Leave to be absent, upon some urgent Occasions about his Estate, until the next Sitting of Parliament.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Pym:

Message from the H. C. about disbanding the Army.

To let their Lordships know, that they allow of the Preface of the Message, which is to be delivered to His Majesty; and that their select Committee is ready to meet, concerning the disbanding of the Army.



That the Committee of this House will meet with their select Committee, at Five a Clock this Afternoon, in the Painted Chamber, as is desired.


Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Communi Banco, Locum tenens Domini Custodis Magni Sigilli, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Veneris, videlicet, 16m diem instantis Julii, hora 9a, Dominis sic decernentibus.


  • 1. Sic.
  • 2. Deest in Originali.
  • 3. Bis in Originali.
  • 4. Sic.
  • 5. Origin. doth.