House of Lords Journal Volume 5: 14 October 1642

Pages 399-400

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 Veneris, 14 die Octobris.


The Lord Grey of Warke was appointed to be Speaker this Day.

E. of Rutland's Absence excused.

Ordered, in regard of the ill Health of the Earl of Rutland, this House is willing to dispense with his Attendance upon this House, for a while; but his Lordship is to understand the Pleasure of this House, which is, that as soon as his Health will give him Leave, that this House expects his Attendance.

Sarah Berry versus her Husband.

Upon the reading of the Petition of Sara Berry, Wife of Berry, complaining, "That he hath beat her, and turned her away, and defamed her wrongfully, and gives her no Allowance to live, all which hath been proved in the High Commission Court, which is ready for Sentence there; but, in regard that Court now hath no Power to make any binding Decree, she desires their Lordships Justice, for her Relief herein."

Ordered, That the Examination of the Truth of this Petition is referred to Mr. Justice Foster, who is to make Report thereof to this House.

Message from the H. C. for the Lords to concur in the following Orders.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Wm. Armine:

To desire their Lordships Concurrence in these Orders; videlicet,

1. An Order for Payment of Money, for Arms for the Scotts in Ulster. (Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

2. An Order for setting up Courts of Guard, and Posts, in several Places in London and Westm, for the Safety of the same, &c. (Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

3. An Order to pay to the Viscountess Baltinglasse One Hundred Pounds. (Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

4. A Resolution of the House of Commons, wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence: videlicet,

"Resolved, upon the Question, by the House of Commons,

"That a select Committee be appointed, to take Care of the Affairs of Ireland; and that as well the Commissioners as the Adventurers of either House be admitted to have a Voice at this Committee."

To be further considered of.

The Answer returned was:


That this House agrees with the House of Commons in the Three Orders now brought up; for their Answer concerning the Resolution touching the Affairs of Ireland, this House will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.

E. of Arundel Leave to transport his Equipage, &c.

Ordered, That the Order of the 26th August last, for the Liberty of transporting Eight Coach-horses, Coach, and a Horse, to the Earl of Arundle, shall be renewed.

100 l. Contribution-money to Lady Baltinglass.

"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That Sir Robert Pye and Mr. Wheeler, Treasurers for the Contribution-money for Ireland, in Westm. do forthwith pay unto the Viscountess Baltinglasse, or her Assigns, the Sum of One Hundred Pounds, out of the Contribution-monies; and that an Acquittance, under the Lady Baltinglasse's Hand, or the Hand of her Assignee, shall be a sufficient Discharge to them, or either of them, for so much as they shall pay by virtue of this Order."

Order for 10, 316 l. 13s. 4d. to be paid to the Treasurer at Wars, for 6000 Muskets, &c.

"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Chamberlain of the City of London shall, out of the Remainder of the Hundred Thousand Pounds lent by the several Companies of the City of London for Ireland, or out of the Remainder of the Strangers and Mariners Money lent by them for the same Purpose, pay unto the Treasurer of Wars for Ireland, or his Agents, the Sum of Ten Thousand Three Hundred and Sixteen Pounds, Thirteen Shillings, and Four Pence, which is for Six Thousand Muskets and Bandaliers, and Four Thousand Pikes, and Ten Thousand Swords and Belts, according to the Treaty now agreed upon between the English and Scotts Commissioners, for the Scottish Army in Ireland, and are to be bought and provided by Thomas Cunington, Merchant, of Campvere, or his Assigns in Holland, and by him to be delivered, upon his own Adventure, within the Town of Leith, in Scotland, unto our Brethren of the Kingdom of Scotland, or such Agents as they shall appoint; and the said Sum of Ten Thousand Three Hundred and Sixteen Pounds, Thirteen Shillings, and Four Pence, is to be paid unto the said Thomas Cunynghame, or such as he shall appoint, for the said Arms, in Manner and Form following; that is to say, the Sum of Three Thousand Four Hundred and Thirty-eight Pounds, Seventeen Shillings, and Nine Pence, forthwith in Hand; and more, within One Month after Certificate produced from our Brethren of Scotland, that all the Arms before-mentioned are safe delivered at the Place above specified, and (fn. 1) well conditioned, according to Agreement, the Sum of Three Thousand Four Hundred and Thirtyeight Pounds, Seventeen Shillings, and Nine Pence; and more, at Two Months End after the last-recited Payment is due and ought to be paid, the Sum of Three Thousand Four Hundred and Thirty-eight Pounds, Seventeen Shillings, and Nine Pence; and that the said Treasurer, or his Agents, shall pay the aforesaid Sums, by virtue of this Order from both Houses, being in all the Sum of Ten Thousand Three Hundred and Sixteen Pounds, Thirteen Shillings, and Four Pence, afore-mentioned, unto George Henly and John Hawkeridge, at the several Days and Times before mentioned; and they are likewise Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, to pay unto Thomas Cunyngham, or his Assigns, for the said Arms, the several Sums as are above mentioned."

Order for setting up Courts of Guard, and Posts, &c. near Westminster.

"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That Houses for Courts of Guard, and Posts, Bars, and Chains, be forthwith erected, and set up, in such Places and By-lanes of the said Parishes of St. Martin's in the Feilds (in the Confines of Westm.) St. Clements Danes, St. Mary Savoy, St. Andrews Holborne, St. Giles in the Feilds, and Covin Garden, as shall be thought necessary and convenient for the Defence and safe Guarding of the said Parishes, Places, and By lanes; and that a competent Number of the Trained Bands, and Companies of Voluntiers, in and belonging to the said Parishes, shall Day and Night attend, with their Arms, in or near the said Courts of Guard, who shall have Power and Authority hereby to apprehend, seize, and arrest, all suspicious Persons, Ammunition, and Arms, passing through the said Parishes, Places, or By-lanes, or any Part of them, until either of the said Houses of Parliament be made acquainted therewith, and their Pleasure be farther known concerning the same; and the Captains and Officers of the Trained Bands and Voluntiers, and the Persons hereunder named, are required to take Care that the Premises be carefully performed accordingly, which Persons are to be named by the Lord Lieutenant, or any Two or more of his Deputy Lieutenants."


Adjourn till 10a cras.


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