House of Lords Journal Volume 6: 12 January 1644

Pages 376-377

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, 12 die Januarii.


Lords present this Day:

Ds. Gray de Warke, Speaker.

Comes Essex, L. General.
Comes Rutland.
Comes Kent.
Comes Bollingbrooke.
Comes Sarum.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Lyncolne.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Comes Northumb.
Comes Manchester.
L. Admiral.
Comes Denbigh.
Ds. Hunsden.
Ds. Howard.
Ds. Willoughby.

Message from the H. C. for Sir Oliver Fleming to attend the Ambassadors from The States General on their Arrival.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by Sir Christopher Yelverton Knight and Baronet:

That the House of Commons hearing that there are Ambassadors come from The States of Holland, who are well-affected to Religion and the Parliament, they think it fit that no Ceremony of Respect proper for Ambassadors may be neglected; therefore they desire their Lordships would join with the House of Commons, to appoint Sir Oliver Fleminge, Master of the Ceremonies, to attend upon the said Ambassadors from both Houses of Parliament.

Hereupon it is Ordered, (fn. 1) That this House joins with the House of Commons, in appointing Sir Oliver Fleming to attend upon the Ambassadors of Holland, from both Houses of Parliament.

The Answer returned was:


That their Lordships do agree that Sir Oliver Fleming do wait and attend upon The States Ambassadors, in the Name of both Houses of Parliament.

Letter from Mr. Strickland about them, and his Negotiations in Holland.

A Letter was read, from Walter Strickland, Agent for the Parliament in Holland, concerning his Negotiations there, and the Address of the Ambassadors now come from The States of Holland.

Hereupon it is Ordered, To be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for the Safety.

E. of Denbigh to attend the Ambassadors from The States General.

It was moved, "That some Lords may be appointed to meet The States Ambassadors at Greenwich, and to bring them to their Lodgings:"

Hereupon the House appointed the Earl of Denbigh.

Message to the H. C. for some of their Members to go with him.

And a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Serjeant Whitfeild and Dr. Aylett:

To let them know, that this House hath appointed the Earl of Denbigh to meet The States Ambassadors at Greenwich; and desire that they would appoint some Members of their House to join with them.

Witnesses in the Archbishop of Cant's Cause.

Ordered, That Mr. Baron Trevor and Mr. Dr. Aylett shall be sworn and examined in the Business concerning the Archbishop of Canterbury.

This Day these Persons following were sworn at this Bar, to be examined in the Business concerning the Archbishop of Canterbury:

Thomas Willson,
John Langley,
Jo. Egerton,
Sara Wainman,
Wm. Flower,
Lazarus Seaman.

Yower, who gave false Information of the Earl of Suffolk, released.

At the Desire and Suit of the Earl of Suffolke to this House: It is Ordered, That Tower, being sent for as a Delinquent, to answer his Offence, for giving a false Information to the Committee at Cambridge concerning his Lordship, that the said Yower shall be released from his present Restraint; and that he make his Submission to the Earl of Suffolke in the Country, before the Committee to whom he gave the Misinformation.

L. Willoughby to be accountable for the Goods of the E. of Lyndsay, at Havering Park.

It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the Sequestrations, that the Lord Willoughby of Parham, who hath taken the House of Haveringe Parke, in the County of Essex, belonging to the Earl of Lyndsey, and is sequestered by the Parliament, that his Lordship may have the Use of such Goods as are now in the House, he promising to be responsible to the Parliament for them.


House adjourned till 10a cras.


  • 1. Bis in Originali.