House of Lords Journal Volume 6: 15 May 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: 15 May 1643', in Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 6, 1643, (London, 1767-1830) pp. 46-47. British History Online [accessed 5 March 2024]


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DIE Lunæ, videlicet, 15 Maii.


Earl of Manchester, Speaker of this House this Day.

Declaration concerning the Treaty.

The Declaration concerning the State of the late Treaty with the King was read, and maturely considered of.

And it being put to the Question, "Whether this Declaration should pass or no?" It was Resolved in the Affirmative, To pass.

(Here enter it.)

To be published.

Ordered, That this Declaration shall be printed and published forthwith.

Chichesley, a Pass.

Ordered, That Mr. John Chichesley shall have a Pass, to go into France.

Copy of the Treaty with the Scots Commissioners sent to Scotland.

Ordered, That the Earl of Lyndsey shall have a Copy of the Treaty with the Scotts Commissioners, touching the Ten Thousand Men sent into Ireland, signed with the Clerk of the Parliament's Hand, to be sent into Scotland.

Herman & al. a Pass.

Ordered, That Nicholas Herman Esquire shall have a Pass, to bring his Wife and Goods out of the County of Oxon, to Chelsey, in the County of Midd.

Examinations concerning the Conspiracy at Bristol.

The Lord General acquainted this House, "That last Night he received from Colonel Fiennes, Governor of the City of Bristoll, divers Examinations, concerning the Conspiracy at Bristoll. The Particulars were these:

"1. A Letter from the Mayor of Bristoll, and divers of that City, to the Lord General.
"2. An Examination of George Boucher.
"3. An Examination of Nath. Streete.
"4. An Examination of John Pester.
"5. An Examination of Rob't Yeomans.
"6. An Examination of John Boucher, Son of Geo. Boucher.
"7. An Examination of Edward Hunt.
"8. Information of Jeremy Bucke.
"9. Judgement of Rob't Yeomans.
"10. Examination of George Teage.
"11. The Confession of Yeomans."

All which being read, they were returned to the Lord General.

Message to the H. C. that the Lords agree to the Declaration about the Treaty.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by . . . . . . .:

To let them know, that this House agrees with them in the Declaration concerning the Treaty.

Message from thence, about the Letter to be sent to Scotland;

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Wm. Armyn:

That whereas there was a Letter brought up formerly, to be sent into Scotland, wherein their Lordships made some Doubt of the First Part of it, and agreed to the latter Part of it; the House of Commons have drawn up so much as their Lordships do agree to, wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence, and that it may be signed by the Speaker of both Houses.

to nominate Committees to go there.

2. Whereas, in the Answer to the Scotts Papers, there is Mention made of an Intent to send into Scotland Committees of both Houses of Parliament; the House of Commons desires their Lordships will please to nominate a Committee of Lords, and then the House of Commons will nominate a proportionable Number of their House.

and with a Letter intercepted, about Ammunition to be sent to Scotland.

3. They brought to their Lordships a Letter intercepted, of Captain Rosse, concerning Ammunition to be sent into Scotland.

The Letter was read, and agreed to; and the Speaker of this House Ordered to sign with the Speaker of the House of Commons. (Here enter the Letter.)

The Answer returned was:


That this (fn. 1) House agrees with the House of Commons, in the Letter to be sent to the Kingdom of Scotland; and have appointed [ (fn. 1) the Speaker] of this House to subscribe it with the Speaker of the House of Commons: And concerning the rest of the Particulars of this Message, their Lordships will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.

Letter to the Secret Council of Scotland, and Commissioners of the Peace.

"Our very good Lords,

"The Lords and Commons of England, now assembled in Parliament, in Pursuance of that Amity and Correspondency which they desire should ever continue betwixt the Nations, have commanded us to remonstrate unto your Lordships, that divers great Officers and Peers of the Realm of Scotland, namely the Earl of Roxburgh, Earl Morton, Earl Anandale, Earl of Kinnoul, Earl of Carnwath, and Earl of Lanerick, who have, during the Time of their Continuance here, made themselves Incendiaries between the King and His People, and have advised Acts of Hostility against the Subjects of this Realm, to their great Harm and Wrong, contrary to the Laws of the Realm, and contrary to the Act of Pacification, as appears by a Letter under their own Hands, a Copy whereof they send here inclosed: They do earnestly therefore desire your Lordships, that Order may be taken for speedy Proceedings to be had against them, and against those within the said Realm of Scotland that shall assist, receive, or harbour them, or any of them, that so they may receive such Punishment for their said Offence as by the said Act of Pacification is provided. Herewith we take our Leaves, and rest,

"Your Lordships Friends and Servants,

Westm. this 15th May, 1643.

"E. Manchester, Speaker of the House of Peers pro Tempore."

This Letter was sent to the Secret Council of Scotland, and to the Commissioners for the Preservation of the Peace of the Kingdoms.


House adjourned till 9 a cras.


  • 1. Deest in Originali.