House of Lords Journal Volume 6: 18 July 1643

Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 6, 1643. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 6: 18 July 1643', in Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 6, 1643, (London, 1767-1830) pp. 134-136. British History Online [accessed 1 March 2024]


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DIE Martis, videlicet, 18 die Julii.


Earl of Manchester, Speaker this Day.

Andrews, a Pass.

Ordered, That Mr. Michaell Andrewes, the King's Surgeon, shall have a Pass, to Oxford.

Lady Stafford, a Pass.

Ordered, That the Lady Stafford shall have a Pass, with her Servants, Coach, and Horses, to go to Oxford.

Message to the H. C. that the Lords are ready to proceed against Justice Berkley.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Rob't Rich and Mr. Page:

To let them know, that their Lordships are ready to proceed against Mr. Justice Berkley.

Freer, Countess of Lindsey's Servant, arrested.

Upon the Petition of Eliz. Countess Dowager of Lyndsey; shewing, "That Jerom Freer, whom she owns to be her menial Servant employed in her Affairs, is arrested lately, by Daniell Lee, an Officer of the Marshal's Court, at the Suit of Robert Kinston, a Poulterer, in Westm. who well knew the said Freer to be her Ladyship's Servant; which is contrary to the Privilege of Parliament:"

Delinquents sent for.

Hereupon this House Ordered, That the said Freer shall be presently released of his Imprisonment; and the said Lee and Keniston shall be sent for, to appear before the Lords in Parliament, to answer the same.

Sir George Radcliffe's Petition, for Leave to take the Air.

The Petition of Sir George Radcliffe was read; desiring "That he might have Leave to go into the Country, with his Keeper, to take the Air, for his Health;" which this House granted, so it be within Ten Miles of the City of London, with his Keeper.

Lord Bruce, Leave to be absent.

Ordered, That the Lord Bruce hath Leave to (fn. 1) go into Kent, Surrey, or Bedfordshire, for his Health; and his Absence from this House in the mean Time excused; and shall have a Pass to go and come.

Message to the H. C. for removing Lord Grey from his Command in Nottingham, &c.

It was moved, "That, seeing the Lord Grey of Warke hath put such a great Contempt upon this House, indisobeying the Commands of this House, for which their Lordships have committed him to The Tower of London, to let the House of Commons know, that this House thinks it fit that, for the said Contempt, he be put (fn. 1) out of his Command over the associated Counties of Nott. &c. and to desire the House of Commons would join with their Lordships, to send to the Lord General, that he would re-call his Commission of being General of the associated Counties."

A Message to this Purpose was sent to the House of Commons, by Serjeant Whitfeild and Serjeant Fynch.

Message from thence, to sit a while.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Peter Wentworth and others:

To desire that their Lordships would please to sit a while, for they shall have Occasion to come up to their Lordships, about some Business of Importance.

The Answer returned was:


Their Lordships will sit a while, as is desired.

Protection for Greenwich Park and House.

Ordered, That a Protection shall be granted, for preserving the Park and House of Greenwich from Spoiling, by Soldiers and other Persons.

Mrs. Vaux, a Pass.

Ordered, That Mrs. Eliz. Vaux, with a Man and a Maid, with Coach and Horses, shall have a Pass, to go to The Bath, and return again to London.

Explanation of the Ordinance for Sequestrations.

The Ordinance for Explanation of the Ordinance for Sequestrations was read, and Ordered to be committed to these Lords following: videlicet,

E. Northumb.
E. Holland.
E. Pembrooke.
E. Bedford.
E. Sarum.
E. Rutland.
E. Manchester.
E. Denbigh.
E. Bullingbrooke.
E. Clare.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
L. Hunsden.
L. Howard.
L. Berckley.
L. Lovelace.

Their Lordships, or any Five, to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Three a Clock.

Message from the H. C. for a Conference on the following Subjects;

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Anthony Erby:

1. To desire a Conference, so soon as it may stand with their Lordships Conveniency;

1. Touching the Business of Scotland.

2. Touching the Excise.

and with an Order.

2. To desire their Lordships Concurrence in an Order touching the Supply of Monies to the County of Huntingdon.

The said Order was read, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)

The Answer returned was:


That their Lordships do agree with the House of Commons in the Order for supplying the County of Hunt. with Monies; and that their Lordships will give a present Conference, as is desired, in the Painted Chamber.

E. of Northumberland accused of speaking against Associations;

The Earl of Denbigh speaking "That the Earl (fn. 1) of Northumberland had spoken against Associations; saying, That they were unnecessary, because of the Charge."

And the House taking it into Consideration; the Question was put,

"Whether the Earl of Northumberland had said any Thing but what he ought, and fit for him to say?"

acquitted of the Charge.

And it was Resolved, That he had said nothing but what he ought, and was sit for him to say.

The Messengers return this Answer from the House of Commons:

Answer from the H. C. about L. Grey;

That they will send an Answer, by Messengers of their own, concerning the Lord Grey of Warke.

The Messengers return with this Answer from the House of Commons:

they will send a Committee to proceed against Justice Berkley.

That they will send up a Committee, to proceed against Justice Berkley.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the House was resumed.

Report of the Conference about the Papers to be sent to Scotland;

The Speaker reported the Effect of this Conference; which was, " That the House of Commons do agree with their Lordships, in the Alterations in the Letters and Declaration to be sent into Scotland; and also agree with their Lordships in the Alterations in the Instructions, excepting to the Thirteenth Instruction, wherein they have made some small Alteration;" which Alterations were read, and Agreed to.

"Also they offer to their Lordships Consideration a Declaration to the Assembly of Divines in Scotland, wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence."

The said Declaration was read, and Agreed to, leaving out the Lord Gray of Wark's Name.

"Also the House of Commons offered to their Lordships Consideration some additional Instructions to be given to the Committees that are to be sent into Scotland."

The additional Instructions were read, and Agreed to.

and about the Ordinance for the Excise.

"Next, it was reported, "That the House of Commons have taken the Ordinance of Excise into Consideration; the House of Commons do agree to the Seven Persons to be Managers of the Excise, but do not agree the Lords should be joined with the House of Commons in punishing the Abuses:

"1. Because their Lordships named them.

"2. It being Matter of Money."

Ordered, To have a Conference with the House of Commons concerning this To-morrow Morning, and give them Reasons against these Objections.

Vaneinden's Cause.

Ordered, That the Cause of Vanenden shall be heard on Thursday next.

Ordinance for raising Money, for Defence of the County of Huntingdon.

"Whereas the Weekly Assessments for the County of Hunt. have not yet been proceeded upon, because of the Fears and Distractions of that County; and whereas also the said County, being now become a Frontier to the associated Counties of Cambridge, &c. are inforced, through the emergent Dangers, to make extraordinary Provisions of Horse and Foot, for the Safeguard of the said County, and the other associated (fn. 1) Counties, against the Incursions of the plundering Enemy, which occasioneth extraordinary Disbursements of Money, of which the Committee of that County, is utterly unprovided: All which we, the Lords and Commons now assembled in Parliament, taking into serious Consideration, do hereby grant full Power and Authority to the Deputy Lieutenants and Committee of the said County, to proceed upon the Weekly Assessment, according to the former Ordinance; and what Sum or Sums of Money shall be gathered, levied, or collected (by virtue thereof), by them or their Agents, to be employed and disposed for the Maintenance of such Forces, and for such other Affairs for the Safeguard of that County, as they in their Discretions shall think requisite and fit; and what Monies shall be so disbursed to be accounted for by both Houses of Parliament."

Justice Berkley's Trial.

Ordered, That the Trial of Mr. Justice Berkley shall be put off until To-morrow Morning, at Nine of the Clock.

Message to the H. C. about it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Rob't Rich and Mr. Page:

To let them know, that their Lordships have appointed To-morrow Morning for the Trial of Mr. Justice Berkley; and to desire that the House of Commons would send a Committee, to manage the Evidence against him.


House adjourned till 9a cras.


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