Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 5, 1642-1643. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Martis, videlicet, 14 Februarii.
Earl of Manchester, Speaker of this House.
Lady Pagett, a Pass to Oxford.
Ordered, That the Lady Pagett shall have a Pass, quietly to go to Oxford, and come again, with Two Coaches and a Waggon, provided they be searched before ever they go, by those that have Authority.
The Petition of divers Women, whose Husbands are Captives in Argier, was read, desiring "To have the Benefit of the Act of Parliament, made for rating of One per Cent. upon Goods:" Hereupon this House Ordered, That the Earl of Warwicke and the Lord Grey of Warke shall enquire what Proceedings have been made upon that Act, and report the same to this House.
Countess of Carberry, a Pass.
Ordered, That the Countess of Carbery shall have a Pass, to go into Kente, and back again.
De Lizola, Resident from the Emperor, a Protection.
Ordered, That Francois de Lizola, Resident here for the Emperor, shall have a Protection, for his Person, and his Servants as appertain unto him.
Mr. Wortley Gent. of the Privy Chamber, Privilege.
Upon reading the Petition of Francis Wortley Esquire, One of the Gentlemen of His Majesty's Privy Chamber, complaining, "That he hath been arrested, upon Two several Actions, in the Knight Marshal's Court, at the Suit of one Richard Thorneton, by Thorowgood, a Bailiff, without Leave obtained:" Hereupon this House Ordered, That the Parties complained of shall be sent for, to attend this House, and then their Lordships will take the same into further Consideration; and that it be made appear that the said Mr. Wortley is upon the Roll, a Servant of the King's.
Ordered, That the Debate of the Conference brought up Yesterday from the House of Commons, concerning the Propositions, is referred till To-morrow Morning.
Blake versus Goodwin.
Upon the Petition of Anne Blake; shewing, "That Mr. Goodwin is Brother-in-Law to Mr. Rolfe, and Surety for him in Chancery, and, coming in pendente Lite, cannot have any Colour of Privilege, especially in such Case wherein the Petitioner sueth by Way of Appeal against a Sentence unduly obtained; neither can the said Mr. Goodwin lawfully purchase that which was in Suit between others; desiring their Lordships to suspend the Order annexed, till the Cause be heard before their Lordships."
Hereupon this House Ordered, That Mr. Goodwin shall have a Copy of this Petition, and return his Answer to the same.
Dr. Hughes, a Pass to Holland.
Ordered, That Doctor Hughes, Physician to the Prince Elector, shall have a Pass, to go into Holland.
Serjeant Finch Leave to be absent.
Ordered, That Mr. Serjeant Fynch hath Leave to be absent from his Attendance on this House, for Four of Five Days.
Inhabitants of St. Cuhtbert's versus Mr. Thorne, their Minister.
The Petition of the Inhabitants of St. Cutberts, in Bedford Town, was read; "complaining against Mr. Thorne, their Minister, who hath wilfully neglected the Cure of the Souls of the said Parish, and hath taken to his own Use the Profits of the said Benefice; desiring that an Order may be made, to compel the said Mr. Thorne to afford a sufficient Maintenance, out of the Profits of the Rectory, to Mr. Holden, who dischargeth the said Cure there, to the Good of their Souls."
Hereupon this House Ordered, That the
Earls of Pembrooke,
(fn. 1) Clare,
And the Lord Howard of Estc.
Shall call before them the said Mr. Thorne, who is committed by this House, to know his Answer concerning the Contents of this Petition; and report the same to this House.
James and Fairfax.
Upon reading the Petition of Will. James, and likewise the Petition of Daniell Fairefax: It is Ordered, That the Cause between them is referred to the Proceedings of the Delegates.
House adjourned till 10a cras.