House of Lords Journal Volume 5: 21 May 1642

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 Sabbati, videlicet, 21 die Maii.


Bp. of Hereford Leave to see his Wife.

Ordered, That the Bishop of Hereford hath Leave to go and see his Wife, being sick.

L. Keeper Leave to be absent.

Ordered, That the Lord Keeper hath Leave to be absent Two or Three Days, for his Health.

L. Herbert's Submission.

To the Right Honourable the Lords in the High Court of Parliament.

The humble Petition of Edward Baron of Cherbery and Castle Islands.

Whereas your Petitioner, in the Midst of a Period, let fall certain Words, which gave Offence unto your Lordships; at which your Petitioner is much grieved:

Your Petitioner most humbly desireth your Lordships to give a benign Interpretation to his Words and Meaning, and together to grant his Releasement, through your Lordships Favour.

And your Petitioner shall pray, etc.



Hereupon this House was satisfied with this Petition, and did Order his Releasement accordingly.

and Leave to go abroad.

And it was further moved, at his Lordship's humble Desire unto this House, "That he might have Leave to go into the Country for his Health; and, if he cannot have his Health in England, he desires Leave to go for a Time beyond the Sea, for the recovering of his Health:" Hereupon it is Ordered, That the Lord Herbert shall have Leave to go into the Country for his Health, and into France, or to The Spaw, or where he else shall go, for his Health.

Tanner released, to follow his Cause.

Upon the Petition of Wm. Tanner, shewing, That he hath a Cause to follow, depending before the Lords in Parliament, and he hath been arrested, whereby he cannot follow his Cause:" It is Ordered, That the said Tanner shall be released from his present Restraint, to follow his Cause, provided he be not upon Execution.

Leat's Cause about Damages sustained by the Spaniards.

The Earl of Bristoll signified to this House, "That he was well acquainted with the Cause of Depredations concerning Leat; and about Five and Thirty Years ago he knew that there was a Prosecution of Law in Spaine, concerning this Business, and it proved to be a very just Cause; for, upon sundry Hearings, there were Judgements given thereupon, and Execution accordingly had, for the Value of Two or Three Thousand Pounds.

And the Party that followed the Business, and knows all the true State of the Cause, shall attend the Lord Admiral, to inform his Lordship thereof.

Militia of the Tower Hamlets to be mustered with the County Militia.

In regard the Hamleters of The Tower of London are not to be drawn out in Trained Bands beyond their Liberties, (fn. 1) without Order from the Lieutenant of The Tower; the Earl of Holland, Lord Lieutenant of Midd. shall give an Order to the Lieutenant of The Tower, to cause the Trained Band of the Hamlets to be mustered on Thursday next, with the Trained Bands of Midd.

Message to the H. C. that the Lords are ready to proceed in Justice Berkley's Trial.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Page and Dr. Ayliff:

To let the House of Commons know, that their Lordships are ready for the Trial of Mr. Justice Berkley.

Bill for a Synod to settle the Doctrine of the Church.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act to call an Assembly, etc.

Ordered, To be committed to a Committee of the whole House, to be debated on Thursday next.

L. Herbert returns Thanks to the House for his Enlargement.

The Lord Herbert gave this House humble Thanks for their Favour towards him, in releasing him upon his Petition, and professed he meant no Ill, neither to the King nor to this House, by those Words he spake; and desired their Lordships Pardon for those Words that fell from him.

Printer sent for, about the King's Answer to the Ordinance of the Houses, concerning the Militia.

The House was informed of a Book, intituled, An Answer to the Declaration of both Houses concerning the Militia, which was put forth in the Name of the King, which the House (fn. 2) conceives to have many Expressions in it, which laid an Imputation upon the Parliament: The House Ordered, That the Printer should be presently sent for, to attend this House, and bring the Warrant or Authority with him for the Printing of this Book.

Message from the H. C. that they agree to the Votes about the King, with Amendments.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Fynes; who brought up the Three Votes, and the Petition sent down to the House of Commons Yesterday: They do agree to them both, with these Two Alterations: videlicet,

In the First Vote, in the First Line, after the Word ["King"], and before the Word ["intends"], put in these Words, ["seduced by wicked Counsel"].

In the Petition, in the Twelfth Line, after the Word ["and"], leave out these Words ["Your Proclamation of the Fourteenth of May"], and instead thereof put in these Words ["the Paper printed in Your Majesty's Name, in the Form of a Proclamation, bearing Date the 14th of May"].

Ordered That this House agrees with the House of Commons in the aforesaid Alterations.

Answer to the H. C.

The Messengers were called in, and had this Answer given them as abovesaid.

The Messengers that were sent to the House of Commons return with this Answer:

Answer from the H. C.

That the House of Commons will send up presently a Committee of their House, to manage the Evidence against Justice Berkley.

Votes and Petition to be sent to the King from the Parliament.

Ordered, That the Votes and the Petition shall speedily be sent to the Committees at Yorke, by the Speaker of this House, to be presented from both Houses of Parliament to the King.

It was moved, That, in regard it was now late, that the Charge against Justice Berkeley might be read on Tuesday.

Resolved affirmatively.

Message to the H. C. to acquaint them with it.

Ordered, That the Trial of Mr. Justice Berkley shall be on Tuesday Morning next, at Eight of the Clock.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Robert Rich and Mr. Page:

Justice Berkley's Trial next Tuesday.

To let the House of Commons know, That their Lordships have put off the Trial of Justice Berkeley until Tuesday Morning next, at Eight of the Clock.


Adjourn nona Monday.


  • 1. Origin. with.
  • 2. Deest in Originali.