House of Lords Journal Volume 4: 16 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, 16 die Julii.


Sir James Thynne's Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee for Sir James Thynne's Bill do meet To-morrow in the Afternoon.

Report of the King's Answer, concerning the Queen's Journey.

The Lord Privy Seal reported, "That the Speaker of this House Yesterday delivered to His Majesty what he (fn. 1) was commanded by this House; and that His Majesty signified, That the Queen hath appointed Six Lords and Twelve Members of the House of Commons, to wait on Her, at Three a Clock this Afternoon, at Whitehall."

Committee to attend the Queen concerning it.

The Lords following were appointed by this House to wait on the Queen's Majesty: videlicet,

The L. Admiral.
Comes Essex.
Epus. London.
Epus. Lincolne.
Ds. Pagett.
Ds. Kymbolton.

Message to the H C. to appoint a Committee to join them in that Business.

Then a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Justice Faster and Justice Heath:

To let them know, that this House hath appointed Six Lords to wait on the Queen this Afternoon, and desire to nominate Twelve of their Members to join with them; and that both Committees may meet presently, in the Painted Chamber, to consider what shall be said to Her Majesty.

Witnesses in the Archbishop of Canterbury's Cause.

Lord Steward, Bishop London sworn, and to be examined concerning Archbishop of Cant. and received an Injunction for Secrecy.

E. of Cleveland's Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee for the Earl of Cleveland's Bill do meet To-morrow in the Afternoon.

Order for Hurlock, about his Ship.

Upon Report of the Lords Committees for Petitions, "That one Rob. Hurlocke, a poor Man, had his Ship, called The Rose of Handford-water, which he pretended to be worth Four Hundred Pounds, taken by Mr. Crane, Victualler of His Majesty's Navy, for His Majesty's Service; which said Ship was lost by a Storm in the said Employment, to his utter Undoing;" it is thought fit, and so Ordered, That this poor Man's Cause and Condition be especially recommended to the Consideration of the Commissioners of the Treasury, to afford him such Relief and Reparation of his said Losses, as they, in their Wisdoms and pious Consideration of his miserable and hard Condition, shall think fit; which their Lordships the rather recommend unto them, because they shall be very sparing of recommending any thing of this Nature hereafter.

Act of Grace to be brought in.

Ordered, That Mr. Attorney General and the King's Counsel do prepare a General Pardon, and present it to this House as soon as they can.

Commonalty of London versus The Lord Mayor and Aldermen.

Upon reading the Petition of the Six Persons chosen by the Commonalty of the City of London, complaining that the Lord Mayor and Aldermen have kept Books from them, so as they cannot prepare for a Hearing To-morrow Morning, as is appointed; and likewise they desire Orders for Witnesses: Hereupon it is Ordered, That the said Cause, formerly appointed to be the 17th of this Instant July, shall be put off until Saturday the 24th of the same; and it is further Ordered, That if the said Lord Mayor do not shew Cause To-morrow to the contrary, then the other Part of the Petition is also granted.

E. of Nottingham versus E. of Middlesex.

Ordered, That the Earl of Nottingham's Cause against the Earl of Midd. shall be further heard on Tuesday come Sevennight.

Sir Gilbert Gherrard versus Mr. Pitts.

Ordered, That Sir Gilbert Gherrard's Cause against Mr. Pitts shall be heard before the Lords Committees for Petitions on Wednesday next, in the Afternoon.

Mr. Smart versus Dr. Cosens, et al.

Ordered, That Mr. Smart's Cause shall be further heard To-morrow Morning.

Tockley attached for Contempt.

Upon Complaint made to this House, "That Robert Tockley hath disobeyed the Orders of this House, and used slight and uncivil Speeches touching the same, which was made appear by an Affidavit, read in the House;" it is Ordered, That the Gentleman-usher attending this House shall attach, or cause to be attached, and brought before this House, the Body of the said Robert Tockley, to answer this his high Contempt of the Power and Privilege of this House.

Oppressions in the Stannary Courts.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act against divers Incroachments and Oppressions in the Stannary Courts.

Committed to these Lords following; videlicet,

L. Privy Seal.
L. Marquis of Hertford.
L. Chamberlain.
Comes Bathon.
Comes Bedford.
Comes March.
Comes Bristoll.
Comes Berks.
L. Viscount Say et Seale.
Epus. Durham.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Carlile.
Epus. Bath. et Wells.
Epus. Bristoll.
Epus. Rochester.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Brooke.
Ds. Howard de Charlt.
Ds. Roberts.
Ds. Howard de Est.
Ds. Pawlett.
Ds. Mohun.
Ds. Seymour.
Justice Reeves, Assistants.
Justice Foster,
Justice Mallet,

Their Lordships, or any Seven (fn. 2) to meet on Wednesday in the Afternoon, at which Time the Prince's Counsel is to be heard; and the Petition of the Tanners and the Inhabitants of the County of Devon to be considered of by the Committee at the same Time.

Bill against Recusants.

The Earl of Warwicke reported the Bill for disarming of Recusants, with the Amendments, which were read Twice, and agreed to; and this House Resolved, To have a Conference with the House of Commons, concerning the said Amendments, To-morrow Morning.

Perish Officers of Belton versus Sir John Beaumont.

Upon reading the Petition of the Constable and Church-wardens of the Town of Belton, in Leycestershire, complaining against Sir Jo. Beamont, for refusing to pay the Subsidies, and assaulting the Petitioners with Swords, etc. it is Ordered, That the Petitioners do attend this House To-morrow Morning, to be examined concerning the Accusation charged in this Petition, and to verify it; at which Time Sir John Beamont is to attend this House.

Supply of Gunpowder.

The Earl of Newport signified to this House, "That there was formerly a Contract made, between His Majesty and the Powder-makers, for the making of a certain Quantity of Powder Monthly; but now of late no Powder hath been brought into the King's Store, which causes a Scarceness of Powder; which his Lordship desired this House to take into Consideration:" Hereupon it was Ordered, To have a Conference with the House of Commons, to advise with them for the drawing of a Bill for the making of good Gunpowder, and Preservation of the Petre Mines; and how this may be done lawfully, without Grievance to the Countries; and likewise to provide that the Forts may be stored with Powder.

Committee for Defence of the Kingdom.

Ordered, That the Committee for the Defence of the Kingdom do meet this Afternoon, at Five a Clock, and draw up Heads for a Conference; and that the Officers of the Ordnance, the Salt-petre Men, and Powder Makers, do attend the Lords Committees.

Against mixing Wines.

Ordered, That the Committee for Wines do meet on Monday next, in the Afternoon.

Report from the Committee, of

Then the Lord Admiral reported, "That the select Committee of both Houses had drawn up what they conceive fit to be spoken to the Queen from both Houses;" which being read, this House approved of; videlicet,

The Speech to the Queen, about Her intended Journey.

"The Lords and Commons, taking Notice of Your Majesty's Intention to pass the Seas, by reason of Your Indisposition, whereby the Kingdom will be deprived of the Comfort of Your Majesty's Presence; and divers other great Inconveniencies to the State may thereupon ensue; which Yesterday both Houses of Parliament did most humbly represent unto the King, and withall petitioned for this Access unto Your Majesty, that so they might express unto Yourself their hearty Sorrow for Your Majesty's Sickness, and most earnest Desires to perform any Duty whereby they may be serviceable for the Recovery of Your Majesty's Health; and because they have been informed by Sir Theodore Mayerne, that this Indisposition proceeds from some inward Discontent of Mind, the Lords and Commons have thought good to declare, That, if any Thing within the Power of Parliament may give Your Majesty Contentment, they are so tender of Your Majesty's Health, both in due Respect to His Majesty and Yourself, that they will be ready to further Your Majesty's Satisfaction in all Things, so far as may stand with the public Trust to which they are obliged; and besides, they humbly conceive, that it may be some Tax and Dishonour to this Nation, if Your Majesty should, in this unseasonable Time, go out of the Kingdom upon any Grief or Discontent received here; and therefore they shall labour, by all good Means, to take away and prevent all just Occasions of Your Majesty's Trouble, in such Manner as may further Your Majesty's Contentment, and therein Your Health, which will be a very great Comfort and Joy to themselves, and the rest of His Majesty's loving Subjects."


Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Sabbati, videlicet, 17m diem instantis Julii, hora 9a Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.


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