House of Lords Journal Volume 6: 27 June 1644

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: 27 June 1644', in Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 6, 1643, (London, 1767-1830) pp. 607-608. British History Online [accessed 13 April 2024]


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DIE Jovis, 27 die Junii.

PRAYERS, by Mr. Chambers.

Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.

Comes Kent.
Comes Rutland.
Comes Northumb.
Comes Sarum.
Comes Pembrooke.
Comes Bolingbrooke.
Comes Stamford.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Comes Lyncolne.
Comes Suff.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. North.
Ds. Howard.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Hunsdon.

Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance;

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Rob't Pye and others:

1. To desire Concurrence in an Ordinance concerning North'ton. (Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

with a Letter from the Lord General;

2. To communicate a Letter received from the Lord General. (Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

with Committees Names for Gloucester, &c

3. That Mr. John Fetiplace of Colne Allens, Mr. Wm. Leigh, Mr. Ric'd Stephens, Mr. Edward Rich, and Mr. Anthony Clifford, may be added to the Committee of the Ordinance for the County of Gloucester, Hereff, &c.

Agreed to.

and about Col. King's Business.

4. To desire that their Lordships would remember the Business of the late Conference concerning Colonel Kinge.

The Answer returned was:


That their Lordships do agree to the Orders now brought up; and concerning the Business of Colonel Kinge, their Lordships have appointed to take the same into speedy Consideration.

Vote for calling in more Scots to be sent to the Parliament of Scotland.

Ordered, That the Members of both Houses of the Committee of both Kingdoms do send the Vote of both Houses, for calling in a further Assistance of the Scotts, inclosed in a Letter to the Parliament of Scotland.

Lady Joseline and Lady Leventhorp's Children.

The House was informed, "That the Lady Josselyn, according to the Order of this House, hath the Money, and is ready to deposite it; but desires that it may be expressed, for her Indemnity, that it is by the Command of this House that it is deposited:" Which this House Ordered accordingly.

E. of Holland's Letter.

A Letter of the Earl of Holland's was read. (Here enter it.)

Archbishop of Cant's Trial.

The House heard the Evidence against the Archbishop of Canterbury, upon the Remainder of the Ninth Original Article; which being ended, the Archbishop desired some Time to make his Answer.

And this House gave him Time (fn. 1) till Four of the Clock this Afternoon.

Money advanced by the Officers of Excise at Northampton, to General Beheir's Forces, to be allowed in their Accompts.

"Whereas the Sub-commissioners of Excise in the Town of North'ton have, the Fourth of this present Month of June, paid unto the Committee of that Town and County the Sum of Four Hundred Eightyone Pounds, Sixteen Shillings, and Ten Pence, for Ammunition, Entertainment of the Forces which were lately quartered near North'ton under the Command of Major General Behere, and towards Two Thousand Pair of Shoes, to be conveyed thence to the Lord General's Army, according to Orders of both Houses: It is hereby Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Receipt or Receipts of the said Committee of the Town and County of North'ton shall be a sufficient Discharge unto the Chief Commissioners of the Excise in London, and every of them; and for the said Sum of Four Hundred Eighty-one Pounds, Sixteen Shillings, and Ten Pence, and for every Part and Parcel thereof."

Lord General's Letter, that he is advanced to Bridport, and desiring Supplies for his Army.

Superscribed thus,

"For the Right Honourable the Lord Gray of Warke, Speaker of the House of Peers; and William Lenthall Esquire, Speaker of the Honourable House of Commons. These.

"Right Honourable,

"Since my last, I am advanced with my Army to Birdport, and intend (God willing) to march forward To-day. I desire the Month's Pay which we have so long expected; that the Ammunition and the Shoes, which were heretofore promised to the Soldiers, may be speedily sent; otherwise the Service which I am desirous to do for the Kingdom and Parliament will suffer in a great Measure. I desire the rather to press for this Month's Pay, and likewise for a constant Supply for the Army hereafter, according to the Ordinance, because I am in Hopes that if the Money, which can be raised in these Parts, may be employed for the Pay of those Men which will come in unto us in these Counties, (fn. 2) it will be such an Encouragement to them, that it may take very good Effect; but, if I be forced to pay my Army with their Monies, I fear they will unwillingly be at a Double Charge, and hazard their Persons too.

"I likewise entreat you, that some Gentlemen of these Western Counties may speedily be sent down (most of us are Strangers here); and I am confident their Presence would much advantage the Service. I doubt not but (by God's Assistance) I shall be able to break the Enemies Association, though the Forces now with Prince Maurice be much more considerable than was believed when I came hither; he having now with him (besides their Garrisons) Two Thousand Five Hundred Horse, and about that Number of Foot. As soon as I understand the Money is either at Southampton or Portsmouth, I will desire my Lord Admiral to cause it to be conveyed by Sea.

"I humbly desire the Houses will be pleased to let me have their Commands in these Particulars; and I shall with all Chearfulness shew my Readiness to obey them, as becometh

"Your Lordship's humble Servant,

Bridport, Junii 24 1644.

Earl of Holland's Letter, requesting that he may not occasion a Difference between the Houses, concerning the Ordinance for excluding him among the Members who have deserted the Parliament.

Superscribed thus,

"For the Right Honourable the Lord Gray of Warke, Speaker to the House of Peers pro Tempore.

"My Lord,

"I have retired myself to this Place, not without Consideration of the Public; where hearing that my Name is still in Question, and my Fortune so little happy as to occasion a Difference between the Houses, I do beseech your Lordship to make it my humble and earnest Suit unto my Lords, not to consider me in the passing of the Ordinance (fn. 3) which is desired by the House of Commons; submitting my particular Interest to the Public Good, which I conceive depends much upon the Agreement of the Houses. Truly, my Lord, I am the more persuaded to make this Request at this Time, since the Alarums are very warm about us here of Dangers and Invasions into these Counties, that are our Magazines both for Profit and for Provisions. It is not therefore a Time for Disagreement in any Thing that concerns me, though I believe myself to be much honoured in their Lordships Consideration of me. My Lord, in this Request I find the Reward; I desire a Contribution to the Public Good, which (fn. 4) my Fortune may shew as well as my Affections to have been the principal Desires and Cares of

"Your Lordship's
Most humble Servant,

Leese, this 24 of June, 1644.


House adjourned till 4a post meridiem.

Post meridiem.

PRAYERS, by Mr. Chambers.

Domini præsentes fuerunt:

Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.

Comes Kent.
Comes Pembrooke.
Comes Lyncolne.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Sarum.
Comes Rutland.
Ds. North.

Archbishop of Cant's Trial.

The Archbishop of Canterbury made Answer unto the Evidence given against him this Morning; which being ended, it is Ordered, That this House will proceed further in the Trial of the Archbishop of Canterbury on Thursday Morning next, at Nine of the Clock.

Ordered, That Mr. Marshall, Mr. Herle, Mr. Vynes, and Mr. Chambers, are to view and peruse the Sermons of Dr. Featley, Dr. Clerke, and the rest of the Books that were given in Evidence this Day against the Archbishop of Cant. with the Expungings; and deliver their Judgements, whether they are fit to be printed, with the Expungings.


House adjourned till 9a cras.


  • 1. Deest in Originali.
  • 2. Origin. I.
  • 3. Deest in Originali.
  • 4. Origin. may.