Die Lunæ, videlicet, 23 die Maii.
Lord Privy Seal sat Speaker.
Mr. Bushell's Cause.
Ordered, That it is referred to the Lord Privy Seal,
to mediate between Mr. Bushell and the Adventurers,
that so the Work may go on.
Sir Thomas Cary and Bp. of Ardagh.
Ordered, That the Civil and Criminal Part both,
of the Cause of Sir Tho. Cary and the Bishop of Ardagh, is to be heard in this House, on Friday next.
A Message was sent down to the House of Commons,
by Sir Edward Leech and Dr. Littleton:
Sir Robert Cook's, and Viscount Banning's Bill.
To carry down Two Bills, one Sir Robert Cooke's,
the other the Bill concerning the Executors of the Lord
Viscount Banning, deceased.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Henry Mildmay, Knight:
Message from the H. C. for Committees to meet about the Bill for paying Money to the Scots;
1. That the Act passed for paying Money to
Scotland, the House of Commons desires that a Committee of both Houses may be appointed to meet
constantly, to take Order for the Payment thereof,
that so public Faith may be kept with Scotland.
and with Orders about the Irish, who come up from the West.
2. They desire, in regard that great Numbers of
Irish that are come up out of the West Parts, they
desire their Lordships Concurrence in Two Orders;
which were read, in hæc verba." (Here enter them.)
Ordered, That this House agrees with the House
of Commons in these Two Orders now read; and that
the Committee shall be appointed to meet with the
Committee of the House of Commons, concerning the
Payment of the Money to the Scotts; and that the
Committee do meet with the Scotts Commissioners this
Pickis, Lord Dudley's Servant, released.
Ordered, That Agmondesham Pickis, Servant to the
Lord Dudley, arrested, shall be released.
Mr. Thomas's Possession to be quieted.
Ordered, That Mr. Thomas shall have the Benefit
of the General Order for quieting Possessions, until an
Eviction at Law; and that the same shall be applied to
Bp. of St. Asaph's Appearance.
Ordered, upon the Petition of the Bishop of St. Asaph,
it is Ordered, That his Time of Appearance after Notice shall be enlarged to Three Weeks.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Oliver Cromewell:
Message from the H. C. for Sir Walter Pye to be Deputy Lieutenant of Bucks.
To desire that Sir Walter Pye may be recommended
by this House to the Lord Lieutenant of the County of
Bucks, to be Deputy Lieutenant of that County; which
this House approved of, and Ordered to be recommended accordingly.
Letter from Ld. Howard to the Lord Keeper.
A Letter was read, written by the Lord Howard, from
Yorke, directed to the Lord Keeper, dated the 21st of
Sir William Killegrew's Petition.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir William Killegrew,
etc. complaining, "That the Order of the 10th of May
is disobeyed, and his House pulled down;"
Ordered, That the Lord Willoughby of Parham do
certify the Truth of this Petition to this House, and who
the Parties are (fn. *) that have offended; and in the mean
Time, that his Lordship do take what (fn. †) Power and Care
he can, to preserve the House of Sir William Killgrewe,
and his Estate there, and to quiet his Possession, according (fn. *) to the former Orders.
Bp. of Ely's Petition.
Upon the reading of a Petition of the Bishop of Elie,
concerning Mr. Ansell; these Lords following were appointed to consider of this Petition, and report the Truth
hereof to this House:
(fn. ‡) Any Two to meet when they please.
The Guards discharged.
Ordered, That the Guards shall be discharged for the
present, until they shall receive further Commands from
this House; and that the House of Commons shall be
made acquainted herewith.
Message from the H. C.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Nath. Fynes, consisting of Three Particulars:
with a Declaration in Answer to the King's;
1. They brought up a Declaration in Answer to the
King's Declaration, wherein they desire their Lordships
for expediting the Bill for settling the Liturgy;
2. That the Bill touching the Synod may receive
and for Committees to meet for putting the Militia in Execution.
"3. That the Committee (fn. §) for the putting the Militia into Execution may meet this Afternoon."
The Answer returned was:
Their Lordships have appointed Thursday next for the
Bill concerning the Synod; and that the Committee concerning the Militia shall meet this Afternoon, at Two a
Next, the Declaration brought up this Day was read.
Ordered, That this House will debate this Declaration this Afternoon, at Three a Clock.
Clerk of the Crown Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That the Clerk of the Crown shall have
Leave to go into the Country, until the Beginning of
the next Term.
Ld. St. John versus Mr. Benyon.
Ordered, That the Cause of the Lord St. Johns,
against Mr. Benyon, shall be heard on Thursday come
Sevennight; and that Mr. Benyon shall have Liberty to
go only to his Counsel, Solicitor, and Auditor, in the
mean Time; but not to speak with any but in the
Hearing of his Keeper.
The Lord St. Johns signified to the House, and offered
to decline the prosecuting of Mr. Benyon, for the Charge
of putting excessive Rates upon his Commodities.
The Vote and Petition sent to the King to be printed.
Ordered, That the Three Votes, and the Petition,
lately sent to the King, shall be printed and published.
Devon County, Monies come in upon the Act for Relief of Ireland, to be disposed of.
"Whereas Three Thousand Pounds, and upwards, is
given by the County of Devon, upon the Act of Contribution for Ireland; and whereas divers distressed Persons,
Protestants, are come out of Ireland, into several Parts
of that County; the Lords and Commons in Parliament do think fit, and so Order accordingly, That the
Sum of Five Hundred Pounds shall be paid by the
Sheriff, out of the said Three Thousand Pounds, to Sir
George Chedleigh, Baronet, One of the Justices of that
County, to be disposed of for the Relief of those distressed Protestants that are come out of Ireland into
several Parts of that County; and the Sheriff is required to return the Residue with all Speed to the
Treasurers appointed by the Act to receive the same."
City of Exon's Contribution for Ireland to be disposed of.
"Whereas this House is informed, That the City of
Exon hath given in Contribution-money, upon the Act
of Contribution for Ireland, about the Sum of Eight
Hundred Pounds; and whereas divers distressed Protestants do come thither out of Ireland for Relief;
this House doth think fit, and so Order, that One
Hundred and Fifty Pounds thereof shall be delivered
by the Sheriff, in whose Hands the same is, to be disposed by the Magistrates of Exon for the Relief of
the said distressed Protestants; and the Sheriff is required forthwith to return the Residue of the said
Monies remaining in his Hands to the Treasurers at
London, appointed by the Act to receive the same."
Ld. Howard's Letter.
By my last, I sent your Lordship a Copy of a Warrant from His Majesty to the Head Constable, for
summoning the Regiment late Sir Robert Strickland's;
which being met together, their Officers have drawn
them hither to this City, and billeted here, where, by
Course, divers are called to attend at the Court, as a
Guard for His Majesty's Person: We do not hear that
there is any Colonel, or Lieutenant Colonel; but one
Captain Duncombe, who was Serjeant Major (and one
who was sent for as a Delinquent touching the Petitioning to stay the Magazine), is the active Man, that
both raised them, and commands in chief: At their
first coming to Town, we attended His Majesty, but
could not prevail for the disbanding of them. We
have delivered the Ordinance to the Sheriff, and required him to do his Duty: His Answer was, He would
to the utmost of his Power; but that these being now
without his County, he could not meddle with them,
but he would take Advice what was fit for him to
do: Shortly after, he returned to us, and said, The
King had sent for him, and enquired if he had not
some Commands from the Parliament: He then shewed
him the Ordinance; and, after His Majesty had read
it, He required him, upon his Allegiance, not to obey
any of these Commands; but how the Sheriff will demean himself in the future, for the preventing the
raising more of the Trained Bands, we do not know.
This Day, the Horse were mustered, who were summoned to be here Yesterday, and not only those who
thought themselves (fn. *) bound by their voluntary Offers, but divers who appeared upon Summons of the
printed Paper, the Copy of which I sent in my last
Letter; the whole Number (as we are informed) were
under Two Hundred: It is told us, His Majesty will
keep about Fifty here for His Guard; and that the
rest should be ready to attend upon Summons, but
dismissed them for the present. Upon Friday next, the
Freeholders, Copyholders, and all other able Farmers,
are summoned to be here; but upon what Occasion,
or what the Event will be, we cannot tell: If nothing
happen before that Time which may occasion us to
write, I shall then, at the farthest, give your Lordship
an Account of that Business; and in the mean Time
rest, my Lord,
Your Lordship's humble
and faithful Servant,
Postscript. The Sheriff came to us this Day, and
delivered this inclosed, as Answer to those Commands
enjoined by the Ordinance.
Yorke, 21st May, 1642.
"Since the receiving of your Order, I cannot find that
there are any within the County which are assembled
together in a Posture of War, or Disturbers of the
Public Peace; when any such shall appear, I will be
most ready to discharge the Duty of a faithful Subject, according as I am obliged by my Oath and the
Law of the Land."
Letter from the E. of Warwick, concerning a Design of seizing the Ships at Hull.
The Lord Admiral informed the House, "That he
had Yesterday received a Letter from the Earl of
Warwicke, to let his Lordship know, that he understanding that there is a Design of surprising and taking the Ships that are laded at Hull, with the Ammunition, as they come Home, his Lordship hath put
himself into a smaller Ship, and, with One other Ship,
is gone himself towards Hull, to convoy the said Ships,
and to prevent what Designs may be upon them:"
The House, receiving this from the Earl of Warwicke
as good and faithful Service to the Kingdom, thought it
fit that the Lord Admiral should write to his Lordship,
and give him special Thanks from this House, for his
said Care and Service.
Declaration to be sent to the King read.
Then was read the Declaration of both Houses, being
an Answer to the King's Declaration, which is to be
presented to the King. (Here enter it.)
Ld. Keeper Littleton to be attached, and the Great Seal brought back.
Upon Information given to this House, "That whereas the Lord Keeper having Leave of this House to be
a few Days absent for his Health, his Lordship is now
gone to Yorke, and hath parted with the Great Seal
on Saturday last:" Hereupon it is Ordered, That
the Gentleman Usher attending this House, or his Deputy, shall forthwith take into Custody the Right Honourable Edward Lord Littleton, and bring him before
the Lords in Parliament, and together with him the
Great Seal of England, if it be in his Custody.
"To the Gentleman Usher, or his Deputy; and all Sheriffs, Mayors,
Constables, and other His Majesty's
Officers, shall be aiding and assisting
to the Gentleman Usher or his Deputies."
The Declaration being read in Particulars, and debated maturely;
It was Resolved, upon the Question, That this Declaration shall pass as it is.
Protest against it.
These Lords following, before the putting of this
Question, desired Leave of the House to enter their
Dissents to this Question, which accordingly the House
|Ds. De Grey.
Ds. Howard De Charlton.
Committee to consider of some Propositions to be presented to the King.
These Lords following were appointed to consider of
some Propositions, which are fit to be presented to the
L. Privy Seal.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Ds. St. Johns.
Any Five to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, at
Three a Clock.
Records mentioned in the Declaration to be translated and printed.
Ordered, That the Original Records, mentioned in
the Declaration passed this Day, shall be translated into
English, and printed.