Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 6, 1643. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Veneris, 28 die Aprilis.
Earl of Manchester, Speaker this Day.
Message from the H. C. to expedite the Ordinance for assessing Malignants Estates;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Gilb't Gherrard:
To desire their Lordships to give a Dispatch to the Ordinance formerly brought up from the House of Commons, concerning the seizing of the Twentieth Part of their Estates, in the several Counties, who have not contributed, or not according to their Estates.
and with an Order for Concurrence.
2. To desire their Lordships Concurrence in an Ordinance concerning the paying of the Garrison at Portsmouth.
Ordered, To take these Particulars into Consideration To-morrow.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will take the Particulars of this Message into Consideration with convenient Speed.
Message from thence, with more Orders, &c. for Concurrence.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Nicholls; who brought up divers Orders and Sequestrations, wherein they desired their Lordships Concurrence.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will take the Orders now brought up into Consideration, and send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Mr. Mathews, &c. a Pass to Flanders.
Ordered, That Mr. Richard Mathewes, his Wife, a Man Servant, and Maid Servant, with a Trunk of Apparel, shall have a Pass, to go for Flanders.
Mr. Skynner, a Pass to France.
Ordered, That Charles Skynner shall have a Pass, to go into France.
Lady Cooke's Burial.
Ordered, That an Order shall be granted, to carry the Lady Cooke's Body into Surrey, to be buried there.
Ingoldsby, concerning the Sequestration of the Profits of Watton.
Next, Mr. (fn. 1) Ingoldsby was brought to the Bar, to answer the Charge in the Order of Sequestration brought up against him from the House of Commons.
And the Charge in the said Order was read.
And his Answer was demanded; and he confessed, That he preached, That those that have taken the Protestation, and do fight against the King, they were forsworn." But denied he ever spake any Thing against the Parliament.
Then these Witnesses were produced: Edward Miles, Thomas Waight, Thomas Heath, John Teereman, and John Myles.
A printed Book of his making was produced, full of malignant Expressions and Imputations upon the Proceedings in Parliament.
The said Mr. (fn. 2) Ingoldsby being called in, and asked whether he will own the said Book, he confessed he published the said Book.
Nicholson, concerning the Sequestration of the Profits of Stapleford.
Ordered, That Mr. Nicholson, Parson of Stapleford, in the County of Essex, shall be summoned to appear before this House To-morrow Morning, at Ten of the Clock, to answer the Charge in the Order of Sequestration brought up from the House of Commons against him; and the Witnesses are to attend likewise.
Mr. Wells to supply his Cure.
The Lords, taking into Consideration what Censure to give upon Mr. Ingoldsby, gave this Judgement, "That, for his Offences, he shall be committed to the Prison of The Fleete, there to continue during the Pleasure of this House; and that Mr. Wells shall supply the Living of Watton, in the County of Hertford, and be allowed the Half of the Profits of the said Living, to be paid him by the Sequestrators."
Dr. Soames, concerning the Sequestration of the Profits of Staines.
Next, Mr. Doctor Soames was called in, concerning the Order of Sequestration of the Profits of the Parish of Stanes, in the County of Midd.: And the Order of Sequestration was read to him; and he desired to have Counsel allowed him: Hereupon this House Ordered, That this Cause shall be heard on Thursday next, by Counsel on both Sides; and that Mr. Doctor Soames shall have Liberty to go abroad to his Counsel, to advise concerning his Answer.
Lord Lumley's Son, &c. a Pass to France.
Ordered, That the Lord Lumley's Son, his Lady, and Six Servants, and Three Geldings, shall have a Pass, to go into France.
Moore, Ellis, and Lane, sent for, for a Riot in Windsor Great Park.
Upon the Affidavit of Tho. Shemonds, Keeper of One of the Walks in the Great Park at Windsor, "That John Moore, and George Ellis, of Staynes, and John Lane of Staynes, did, upon the 22d of this Instant April, come into the Walk in the Great Park at Windsor, with Three Grey-hounds, and coursed the whole Herd of Deer; upon which Coursing, the said Thomas Shemonds and his Man came unto them, and demanded why they came there to offer any such Affront; upon which, they all fell by the Ears with this said Shemonds and his Man:" This House taking this into Consideration, Ordered, That the aforesaid John Moore, George Ellis, and John Lane, shall be attached forthwith, and brought before this House, to answer their Offences.
Notice for several Ministers to appear to the Charges against them.
Ordered, That Notice shall be given to Francis Wright, Vicar of Witham, in the County of Essex; to Alexand'r Read, Doctor in Divinity, Parson of Fifeild, in the County of Essex; Joseph Soame, Vicar of Aldenham, in the County of Hertford; John Aymes, Chaplain and Curate of the Chapel and Parish Church of Looze, in the County of Kente.; Thomas Wibroughe, Parson of Pedmarsh, in the County of Essex; John Meredith, Doctor in Divinity, of the Parish of Stanfoord Riverse, in the County of Essex; Lodovicke Weames, Doctor in Divinity, Rector of the Parish Church of Lamburne, in the County of Essex; Samuell Baker, Doctor in Divinity, of the Parish of South Weald, in the County of Essex; Henry Downham, Vicar of St. Ives, in the County of Huntingdon; John Reynolds, Parson of Haughton, in the County of Huntingdon; Mr. Clarke, of Styesstead, in the County of Essex; to appear before this House this Day Sevennight, to answer the several Charges brought up against them from the House of Commons; at which Time the Witnesses to prove the several Charges are to appear, to give in their Testimony; the Order to be served on them Personally, or to be left at the Parsonage or Vicarage-houses.
Ordered, That Wm. Cooper, Parson of the Parish of St. Thomas the Apostle, in London, shall be summoned to appear before the House on Monday next, to answer the Charge brought up from the House of Commons against him; and a Warrant to be granted, to bring in the Witnesses.
Ordered, That John Childersley, Doctor in Divinity, of the Parish of Shenfeild, in the County of Essex, shall appear before this House To-morrow Morning, at Ten of the Clock, to answer the Charge brought up from the House of Commons against him; at which Time the Witnesses are to attend.
Ordered, That of Witham, in the County of Essex, shall appear before this House on Tuesday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Morning, to answer the Charge brought up by the House of Commons against him; at which Time the Witnesses are to attend.
Order for quieting the Possessions of the Earl of Suffolk, in Newport, in Essex.
This House was this Day informed, "That James Earl of Suffolke is seised in Fee of a Parcel of Ground, called Neport Pond, as Parcel of his Manor called Newport, in the County of Essex, and holdeth the same Parcel of Ground by Decree in Chancery, paying Yearly for the same Twenty Pounds, to the Use of the Poor of the said Parish; and he and his Ancestors have quietly enjoyed the same, according to the said Decree, for the Space of about Thirty Years last past, and paid the said Money for the same upon the Day assigned by the said Decree: But now divers disorderly Inhabitants of the said Town do threaten to break down and lay open the Fences of the said Ground, and to eat the Grass thereon growing in Common; alledging, that, if they took not Advantage of this Time, they shall never have the like Opportunity again:" Hereupon this House Ordered, That the said Earl of Suffolke shall have an Order of this House, for enjoying the Possession of the said Grounds, according to the Decree; and that, if any notwithstanding shall attempt the same, the Deputy Lieutenants, Sheriffs, Justices of the Peace, and all other His Majesty's Officers, shall apprehend all such Persons as shall attempt the same; and that they shall use all their Power to prevent any Disorders or Tumults that may arise to the Disturbance of the said quiet Possession.
Mr. Goffen, a Pass to France.
Ordered, That Mr. John Gossen shall have a Pass, to go into France.
Dr. Mason, a Pass.
Ordered, That Mr. Doctor Mason shall have a Pass, to come from Oxford, to his House at Greenwich, in Kent, with Two Servants and Three Horses.
House adjourned till 10 a cras.