House of Lords Journal Volume 8: 1 May 1646

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Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 8, 1645-1647. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.

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DIE Veneris, 1 Maii.

PRAYERS by Mr. Woodcocke.

Comes Manchester, Speaker.

Comes Pembrooke.
Comes Essex.
Comes Sarum.
Comes Warwicke.
Comes Bolingbrooke.
Comes Suffolke.
Comes Kent.
Comes Northumb.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Lyncolne.
Comes Rutland.
(fn. 1) L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Ds. North.
Ds. Robertes.
Ds. Grey.
Ds. Willoughby.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Berkley.
Ds. Howard.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Dacres.

Child versus Sir E. Spencer.

A Petition of Arnold Childe, against Sir Edw. Spencer, was read.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be left to his due Course at Law.

Samwell's Petition, to be Master of the Armory in The Tower.

Upon reading the Petition of Arthur Samwell; shewing, "That he hath engaged him in Two Thousand Pounds, for the Use of the State; therefore desires that some Course may be taken for his Disengagement, or that he may have the Place of the Office of Master of the Armory in The Tower, in relation to the Premises."

It is Ordered, To be recommended to the House of Commons.

Answer from the H. C.

Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath returned with this Answer from the House of Commons:

That they have delivered the Particulars, being Sixteen, to the House of Commons; and they will return an Answer by Messengers of their own.

Capitulation between the E. of Bath and Sir T. Fairfax.

The Speaker acquainted the House, "That Yesterday a Servant of the Earl of Baith came to him, and told him that his Lordship was coming up towards London; but, in regard of his ill Health, (fn. 2) he is forced to stay longer by the Way than he would, he coming up according to Agreement of Sir Tho. Fairefaix; but his Lordship hearing of the Ordinance for forbidding any Persons to come within the Line of Communication, he forbears until he hath acquainted his Lordship with it."

Hereupon this House Ordered, That the Speaker shall inform himself from the Earl of Bath concerning the Capitulations between him and Sir Tho. Fairefax, and then acquaint this House therewith.

Col. Rainsborough to give Information, concerning some Lords come into the Parliament Quarters.

The House was informed, "That some Lords were come into the Quarters of the Parliament:" And because they are Peers; this House Ordered, That Colonel Raynsborough, that gave the Information, shall be sent for, to give this House an Account thereof, that so some Course may be taken for the disposing of them, they being Peers of this Kingdom.

Seymour, who brought a Letter from the Prince, sent for.

The House was informed, "That one Mr. Seymour lately brought a Letter from the Prince, directed to both Houses of Parliament."

And because this House hearing nothing of it; it is Ordered, That Mr. Seymour shall attend this House, to give an Account thereof.

A Letter was read, as follows:

Letter from L. Mulgraves.

"To the Right Honourable the Speaker of the House of Peers pro Tempore.

"My very good Lord,

"I am humbly to request of your (fn. 3) Lordship, to communicate this my present Instrument under my Hand and Seal to the House of Peers, that it may be publicly there read, and remain upon Record in the Office of the Clerk of the same House. I am

Kensington, April, 1646.

"Your Lordship's humble Servant,


He revokes his Proxy, which he had given to L. Say & Seale.

"To all Christian People to whom these Presents shall come: Edmond Earl of Mulgrave, Greeting.

"Know ye, That whereas I the said Edmond Earl of Mulgrave have formerly constituted the Right Honourable Wm. Viscount Say & Seale, &c. my lawful Actor and Procurator, for and in my Name, to give my Voice and Suffrage, upon all such emergent Occasions as the same shall be requisite by the ancient Orders and Constitutions of the House of Peers; that, upon very good Causes and Considerations me hereunto moving, I now do, by these Presents, revoke, annul, and recall, the Proxy by which I did formerly constitute the said Wm. Viscount Say & Seale my lawful Actor and Procurator as is aforesaid; and do hereby declare the same Proxy to be utterly annulled, revoked, and vacated, to all Intents and Purposes whatsoever. In Witness whereof, I have signed and sealed these Presents, this Seven and Twentieth Day of April, in the Two and Twentieth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord Charles, by the Grace of God, of England and Scotland, France, and Ireland, King, &c. Annoque Domini 1646.


L. Valentia versus Sir P. Manwaring, about the Secretary's Place, &c. of Ireland.

Upon reading the Petition of Francis Viscount of Valentia, in the Kingdom of Ireland; desiring "their Lordships would give Judgement against Sir Phillip Manwaring, for the Profits by him received out of the Office of Principal Secretary of Ireland, Custody of the Privy Signet for the Time past, and Enjoyment of the Fee of Two Hundred Pounds for the Time to come."

It is Ordered, That the Patent of the said Places be brought into this House on Monday Morning next.

Peters's Ordinance.

The Ordinance concerning Mr. Thomas Peters was read the Third Time, and passed; and Ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, for their Concurrence therein.

Col. Rainsborough to attend.

Ordered, That Colonel Raynsborough shall have Notice, by the Gentleman Usher, to attend this House To-morrow Morning.

Capt. Mercer's Petition, for Arrears.

Upon reading the Petition of Captain Wm. Mercer; desiring "some Part of his Arrears (fn. 4) may be paid him, for the Service of the State."

It is Ordered, To be recommended to the House of Commons.


  • 1. Origin. Comes.
  • 2. Origin. his.
  • 3. Deest in Originali.
  • 4. Origin. made.