House of Lords Journal Volume 6: 13 September 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: 13 September 1643', in Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 6, 1643, (London, 1767-1830) pp. 215-216. British History Online [accessed 5 March 2024]


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DIE Mercurii, 13 die Septembris.


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

Sequestration of Aldenham, from Soame.

Ordered, upon reading the Affidavit of Richard Axtell, "That Joseph Soame refuseth to deliver the Possession of the Vicarage house of Aldenham to Mr. Gilpin, according to the Judgement of this House:" That the said Joseph Soame shall be sent for as a Delinquent, and brought before this House, to answer the said Contempt; and that the Committees of Hartfordshire shall put the said Mr. Gilpin into the Possession thereof.

Upon Information to this House this Day, "That some Rooms in Somertsett House were broken open, and some Goods taken away:" It is Ordered, That an Ordinance of both Houses be drawn up, and sent down to the House of Commons, to desire their Concurrence, for preserving the King and Queen's Houses; which was done accordingly, and read.

Agreed to, as followeth:

Ordinance for preserving the King's and Queen's Houses.

"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and assembled in Parliament, That neither Whitehall, St. James, Som'sett House, Greenewich House, Richmond House, Hampton Court, Oatlands House, Theoballs House, Wimbleton House, nor any other House whatsoever, of the King's Majesty, the Queen's Majesty, or of the Prince's Highness, shall (fn. 1) be searched or meddled with, but in the Presence of One Lord of Parliament, and Two of the Members of the House of Commons; and that nothing shall be removed or carried out of any of the said Houses, without special Order of both Houses of Parliament; and that no House-keeper, or Wardrobe-keeper, or any menial Servant of any House-keeper or Wardrobe-keeper, attending in any of the said Houses, for looking to the said Houses, or Goods therein, shall be molested."

Perkins versus Langston.

Upon reading the Petition of John Perkins, against Anthony Langston Gentleman, Porter of The Tower: It is Ordered, That if the said Langston doth not pay and satisfy the just Debt due to Mr. Perkins within One Week, then the said Perkins is to take his due Course in Law, according (fn. 1) to the Penalty of his Bond, notwithstanding any Privilege.

Message from the H. C. that the E. of Pembroke may be Lord Lieutenant of Somersetshire;

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Hungerford and others:

To desire Concurrence in these Particulars following:

1. To desire their Lordships Concurrence, that the Earl of Pembrooke may be Lord Lieutenant of the County of Somertset.

Agreed to.

with Names of Deputy Lieutenants for divers Counties;

2. To desire Concurrence that John Leigh, of Boothes, in the County of Chester, Esquire, be a Deputy Lieutenant for that County.

Agreed to.

That John Heydon Esquire,
Gabriell Barber,
Jo. Robotham,
Ric'd Porter,
Doctor John Kinge,
May be added, to be Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Hertford.

To be considered of.

That Sir Henry Rowe shall be a Deputy Lieutenant in the County of Midd.

Agreed to.

That Sir Wm. Strickland and Mr. Tho. Westrowe shall be Deputy Lieutenants for Kent.

Agreed to.

and with Orders for Concurrence.

3. An Order to pay such Monies as shall be disbursed by Mr. Cage. (Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

4. An Order for pressing of Soldiers, in several Counties, for the Service of Sir Wm. Waller.

Agreed to; with a Proviso, to exempt the Servants of Peers, Assistants, and Attendants of Parliament.

5. An Order for Two Hundred Pounds, out of the Weekly Assessments in the County of Bucks, to be paid for Maintenance of the Garrison of Alsebury.

Agreed to.

6. An Order concerning Aylett and Pettus.

To be considered of.

The Answer returned was:


That this House agrees to all the Orders and Ordinances now brought up, excepting to the Ordinance for pressing Five Thousand Men for Sir Wm. Waller, the Ordinance concerning Pettus, and nominating of the Deputy Lieutenants for the County of Hertford; concerning which, their Lordships will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.

Message to the H. C. with the Ordinance for protecting the King's and Queen's Houses.

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

To deliver to them the Ordinance for Protection of the King's Houses, and desire their Concurrence therein; and to let the House of Commons know, that their Lordships do agree in the Ordinance for pressing Five Thousand Men, with the Proviso.

Order to secure Monies raised in Ipswich by Mr. Cage.

"Whereas Mr. William Cage, a Member of the House of Commons, is desired and employed by the said House of Commons, to procure from the Inhabitants of the Town of Ipswich, or others, a Loan of such a Sum of Money as he can, to be speedily lent, paid, and delivered, either to the Committee of the House of Commons for the Navy, or to Sir Henry Vane the Younger, Knight, Treasurer for the Navy, or to his Deputy: It is this Day Ordered and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That what Sum or Sums of Money the said William Cage shall disburse, pay, and deliver, or procure to be disbursed, paid, or delivered, by any of the Inhabitants of the said Town of Ipswich, for the Use of the Navy, unto such Person and Persons as Mr. Greene shall by Warrant under his Hand appoint the same to be paid, or to the said Sir Henry Vane the Younger, Treasurer for the Navy, or to his Deputy, and taking a Receipt for the same, That all and every the same Sum and Sums of Money shall be re-paid to the said Mr. Cage, and to such Party and Parties as shall so disburse and lend the same, to any of the Persons herein appointed to receive the same, out of the Monies to be raised in the County of Suff. upon the Two Ordinances of Sequestration, or either of them, by the Receivers or Treasurers of the same Money, or, in Default thereof, out of the Money raised, or to be raised, within the said County, upon the Ordinance for the Excise, or new Impost, by the Commissioners and Treasurer appointed for the same, with Consideration for the same after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Centum for all such Monies, from the Time of the disbursing of the same unto the Time of the Re-payment thereof: And it is further Ordered and Ordained, That the shewing forth of this present Ordinance, with a Receipt under the Hand of the Party that is hereby appointed to receive the same from the Lenders, testifying that the same was so by him received to the Use of the Navy, shall be sufficient Warrant to the Treasurers and Commissioners aforesaid, and to every of them, to (fn. 2) repay and satisfy the same Monies, with the Consideration to the Parties that lent the same, without any other or further Order or Warrant from both Houses of Parliament, or either of them."

Order for 600 l. a Week, for the Garrison of Aylesbury.

"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Six Hundred Pounds Weekly, out of the Monies upon the Ordinance of the Weekly Assessments, in the Counties of Bucks, Hert. and Bedd. that is to say, Two Hundred Pounds Weekly out of each County, shall be collected and paid upon Accompt, for the Maintenance of the Garrison of Alisbury."


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