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, 31 die Januarii.
Earl of Manchester, Speaker this Day.
Message from the H. C. with Orders for the Lords Concurrence.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. John Goodwin:
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in these Orders following:
1. An Order concerning the sequestering the Profits of Horsham, in the County of Sussex. (Here enter it.)
Ordered, To send to the Archbishop of Cant. to recommend Mr. John Chatfeild to be presented by him to the Vicarage of Horsham, in the County of Sussex; and that Mr. Dr. Heath shall attend the Archbishop, and return his Answer to this House.
2. An Order for the Sheriff of the City of Norwich to seize (fn. 1) the Horses, Arms, and Ammunition, of all the Papists in that City, &c. (Here enter it.)
3. An Order concerning the sequestering of the Profits of Dr. Seaton's Parsonage at Bushy.
Respited until Information be given that Dr. Seaton hath been in the King's Army.
Ordered, That Dr. Seaton shall be brought before this House To-morrow.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to the Order concerning the City of Norwich; and concerning the Order concerning Horsham and Bushy, this House will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Letter concerning the Assessment of some Peers, and those who have declared against the Parliament.
Upon reading of a Letter from Sir Rowland St. John, Sir Gilbert Pykeringe, Sir Ric'd Samuell, John Crewe, and Ed. Harby, Esquires, shewing, "That they are beginning the Levy of a Twentieth Part of the Estates of Papists, and others that have declared themselves against the Parliament: Many of them are Peers; therefore their humble Suit is, that their Lordships would be pleased to assess the Earls of North'ton, Westm'land, Newport, and the Lord Mountague, the Lord Vaux, and the Lord Brudnell, and to send down the Rates which shall be agreed upon by their Lordships, that so they may levy them in the Country, according to the Ordinance."
Ordered, That these Lords following shall consider what Rates and Assessments are fit for the Twentieth Part to be put upon the aforesaid Lords, and to report the same to this House: videlicet,
Committee to consider of it.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Their Lordships to meet presently: Any Three.
Order to seize the Papists Arms in Norwich.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons now in Parliament assembled, That the Sheriffs of the City of Norwich for the Time being, and Captain Linewell Sherwood, Captain of a Company of Voluntiers in the said City, William Symonds Gentleman, or any One of them, with the Aid and Assistance of the said Company of Voluntiers, or other Persons inhabiting in the said City which shall be willing to aid and assist him or them, or so many of them as he or they hold fitting, shall and may enter the Houses of all such Persons, within the City of Norwich, and the Precinct (fn. 2) and Liberties thereof, and the Towns of Thorpe and Trowse next Norwich, and the Precinct, Liberty, and Bounds of Christ Church, in Norwich, as are Popish Recusants; or have not lent or given any Money, Plate, or Horse, upon the Propositions for the Defence of the King and Parliament; or such Clergymen or others, as have publicly preached or spoken reviling, scandalous, and reproachful Words against both or either Houses of Parliament, or the Proceedings thereof; and to seize all such Arms, Horse, Ammunition fit for Service in the War, that do belong to such Persons respectively; and the same safely to keep until further Direction from both or either Houses of Parliament: And it is further Ordered, That the Deputy Lieutenants of the City of Norwich, or any Two or more of them, shall and may, as often as they hold it necessary, cause strong Watches, by Land or Water, to be set by Day or by Night, within the Liberties of Christ Church, for the apprehending of all Popish Recusants, or other Persons, that may or do disturb the Peace of the said City, and all such Persons to commit to safe Custody; and thereof to give Notice to both or either Houses of Parliament.
E. of Nottingham's Petition recommended to the H. C.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Rob't Rich and Mr. Page:
To deliver to the House of Commons the Petition of the Earl of Nottingham, and recommend the same to their Considerations.
House adjourned till 9a cras.