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 Mercurii, 10 die Aprilis.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Rathbon.
Lords present this Day:
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Devereux and Withypoole.
This Day this House (fn. 1) heard the Cause between Sir Walter Deveureux and Sir Wm. Withypoole, by Counsel on both Sides.
Sir Walter Devereux's Petition was read, and likewise the Petition of Sir Withypoll was read.
The Counsel withdrew.
Message from the H. C. with Two Orders, about the general Rendezvous;
A Message was brought (fn. 2) from the House of Commons, by Sir Rob't Pye and others; which consisted of these Particulars:
1. To desire Concurrence in this Order; videlicet,
"It is this Day Ordered, That it be referred in an especial Manner to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to put in Execution the Resolutions of both Houses, of drawing their Forces together; and to employ their best Endeavours, so that all Things may be in a Readiness against the Day that the Forces are to be drawn together at the general Rendezvous, that nothing may hinder the Advance of the Service when the Forces are in a Body; and that they make Report of their Proceedings herein on Saturday next."
"Ordered, That the Ministers and Lecturers in their Sermons and Lectures do exhort the People, and encourage them to contribute their Assistance, both in their Persons and Purses, to this so great and important Service."
with Committees Names for Derby;
2. To desire Concurrence, that these Names be allowed, added, and confirmed, Committees for the Town and County of Derby, for taking Subscriptions, and for sequestering the Estates of Papists and Delinquents, and for the Twentieth and Fifth Part, according to the several Ordinances of Parliament; to sit at Derby:
Sir George Greasley.
Sir John Gell.
Mr. Nathaniell Hallowes.
Mr. Henry Wigfall.
Mr. Tho. Gell.
Mr. John Wigley.
Mr. Rob't Eyre.
Mr. Tho. Challoner.
Mr. Luke Wittington.
Mr. Rob't Mellor."
"3. To desire Concurrence, that Edward Aiscoughe, of Nutthall, Esquire, be added to the Committee for Sequestrations for the County of Nottingham."
"4. To desire Concurrence, that Sir Mathew Bointon be added to the Committee for Sequestrations for the North Ridinge; and John Wastall and John Anlaby Esquire to the same Committee for Sequestrations in the East and North Ridinge."
concerning a new Seal for the Dutchy Court;
"5. To desire their Lordships Concurrence, in expediting the Vote of the House of Commons formerly brought up, for making a new Seal of the Dutchy Court."
The Chancellor of the Dutchy Court, being present, confessed he had the Seal of the Dutchy Court in his Custody.
and to expedite Captain Guillam's Order for Arrears.
"6. To desire their Lordships to expedite the Order for paying Arrears to Captain Guillam, &c."
This House thought it not fit to pass this Order, which will be of ill Consequence unless it be (fn. 3) made general.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to all the Particulars of this Message, excepting to the Order for the Dutchy Seal, and the Order concerning Captain Guillaims.
Lady Powis's Petition, for an Increase of Allowance out of the Sequestration of her Husband's Estate.
Next, a Petition of the Lady Powis was read; shewing, "That the Committee of Sequestrations, in regard she is of the Catholic Religion, cannot allow more Maintenance for herself than a Third Part of her Husband's Estate, which is not a Competency for her to live upon:" Hereupon this House, considering her Birth, and that she is not active any Ways against the Parliament, and in regard of her great Age, Ordered, To send her Petition to the House of Commons, with a Recommendation, that it may be referred to the Committee of Sequestrations, that some Course may be taken for her Relief, by allowing her an Increase of Allowance.
Answer delivered to the Dutch Ambassadors.
The Lord Viscount Say & Seale reported to this House, "That the Earl of Kent and himself Yesterday was with The States Ambassadors; and told them, That they were appointed by the Lords and Commons assembled in the Parliament of England, in their Name, to deliver a Paper from them, which was passed by the Lords and Commons assembled in the Parliament of England; and that his Lordship, after he had read the Paper, delivered it to them."
Jennings and Dawes.
Ordered, That the Cause between Mr. Jennings and Sir Abraham Dawes shall be heard the First Tuesday next Month.
Devereux and Withypool.
Ordered, That the Earls of Northumb. Pembrooke, Kent, and the Lord Viscount Say & Seale, are to hear the Differences between Sir Walter Devereux, &c. against Sir Wm. Wythipoll, and compose and end the Businesses between them.
Message to the H. C. with Lady Powis's Petition;
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Serjeant Whitfeild and Dr. Aylett:
and about the Seal of the Dutchy Court.
2. To let them know, that there is a Seal in the Hands of the Chancellor of the Dutchy Court.
House adjourned till 9 a cras.