DIE Lunæ, videlicet, 17 die Aprilis.
Earl of Manchester, Speaker this Day.
Lady Spencer, a Pass.
Ordered, That the Lady Dowager Spencer shall
have a Pass, to go into Hampshire, to see her Mother
the Countess of South'ton.
Message to the H. C. for Committees to meet, about an Answer to the King's last Message.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Dr. Aylett and Dr. Heath:
To let the House of Commons know, that their Lordships understanding that the Committees which were at
Oxford will be come to Town this (fn. *) Day, to desire that
the Committee appointed to consider of an Answer to
the King's last Message may meet this Afternoon, at
Three of the Clock, and consider of the said Answer;
and that the House may sit at Four of the Clock this
Earl of Stamford assembled an Army.
Next, a Letter from the Earl of Stamford was read,
dated the 15th of April, 1643, from Exon, signifying
"That he hath gathered Three Thousand Five Hundred
Foot, and Eight Troops of Horse."
Duke D'Espernoon, a Pass.
Ordered, That the Duke Espernon shall have a
Pass, to go to Oxford, to take his Leave of the King.
Mr. Craven, Leave to carry Horses to France.
Ordered, That Mr. John Craven shall have Leave
to carry with him Two ambling Nags into France.
Mr. Studvile, a Pass.
Ordered, That Mr. Studvile [ (fn. †) shall have a Pass],
to go into Holland, with his Family.
Mr. Phillips, a Pass to The Spa.
Ordered, That Mr. Edward Phillips shall have a
Pass, to go to The Spawe, with his Wife and Three Children, and Three Servants, with their Apparel and Household (fn. ‡) Stuff, for his Health.
Sequestration of St. Thomas, Southwark;
The Churchwardens of the Parish of St. Thomas in
Southwarke gave the House this Account, "That the
Profits of the Rents, Tithes, Oblations, and Obventions whatsoever, is betwixt Fifty and Sixty Pounds
Allowance out of it to Spencer's Family.
Hereupon this House taking into Consideration the
great Want and Poverty that the Wife and Children of
Benjamin Spencer are in, the Lords Ordered, That the
Sequestrators shall pay Thirty Pounds per Annum to the
Relief of the Wife and Children of the said Spencer.
Capt. Player, for seizing Mr. Cary's Horses.
Next, Captain Player was called in, to answer for
taking the Horses of Mr. Carie, contrary to the Order
of this House; and being demanded by what Warrant
he stayed the Horses, he said, "That he hath an Order
from the Lord General, to stay and apprehend all
suspicious Persons, and Mr. Cary going by a Bye-way
with his Horses, his Horses were apprehended by
some Soldiers, (fn. ||) who brought them to him at the Court
of Guard; and, upon this, he sent to acquaint the
Committee for Examinations, and acquainted them
with it; and he received a Command from them to
keep (fn. †) them, before the Order of this House was
shewed him; and, when it was shewed him, he answered, He would wait on the Lords speedily."
The Horses to be restored.
Ordered, That the Horses of Mr. Caries shall be
restored, and Captain Player released, with a Charge
to be (fn. §) obedient to the Orders of this House hereafter.
Duke De Vendosme's Servant, a Pass.
Ordered, That a Servant of the Duke De Vandosme
shall have a Pass, to go to Oxford, and return back
again to London.
Mr. Carie's Man, a Pass.
Ordered, That a Man of Carie's shall have a
Pass, to carry his Horses down to Oxford to him there, and
to bring (fn. *) up with him the Horses that he rid down to
Lady Kerry's Petition.
A Petition of the Lady Honora Baroness of Kerry
[ (fn. †) was read]; and it is Ordered, That the same shall be
recommended to the House of Commons, at the next
Conference. (Here enter it.)
Bill for a Subscription, to reduce the Irish Rebels.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the speedy
Payment of Monies subscribed towards the Reducing of
the Rebels in Ireland, which yet remains unpaid.
The Messengers return with this Message from the
House of Commons:
Answer from the H. C.
That the House of Commons have appointed their
Committee to meet with the Committee of this House
this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock; and that they
will sit as a House, at Four of the Clock.
The Petition of Edward Corbett, of Merton College,
of Oxon, was read. (Here enter it.)
recommended to the Living of Chartham.
Ordered, That the said Mr. Edward Corbett shall
be recommended to the Archbishop of Cant. to be collated and inducted to the Parsonage of Chartam, notwithstanding the Order made in Behalf of Mr. Hudson.
Sir R. Pointz's House, a Protection.
Ordered, That [ (fn. *) the House] of Sir Rob't Pointz,
[ (fn. *) in The Covent Garden], shall have a Protection.
Message from the H. C. for Mr. Norcott to supply the Place of Sir Tho. Jervais;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Wm. Lewis:
That whereas an Ordinance was formerly passed both
Houses, wherein Sir Tho. Jarvais's Name is used, who,
in regard of his urgent Occasions, cannot attend the
Business, they have thought fit to have one Mr. (fn. ‡) Norcott to supply his Place.
and for a Conference about Capt. Player.
2. To desire a Conference touching Captain Player.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees with the House of Commons
in the naming of Mr. (fn. ‡) Norton in the Place of Sir Thomas Jarvais; and concerning the Conference, their
Lordships will send an Answer, by Messengers of their
own, in convenient Time.
Bill for a Subscription to reduce the Irish Rebels.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the speedy
Payment of Monies subscribed towards the Reducing
of the Rebels in Ireland, which yet remains unpaid.
Committed to these Lords following:
|L. Viscount Conway.
Any Three to meet To-morrow Morning, at Nine
of the Clock.
Mr. Corbett's Petition for the Living of Chartham.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords now
assembled in the High Court of Parliament.
"The humble Petition of Edward Corbett, Fellow of Merton Colledge, in Oxford;
"That, within Two or Three Days after the Death
of Dr. Bargrave, late Rector of Chartham, in the
Diocese of Cant. his Excellency the Earl of Essex
did, by Letters to the Lord Viscount Say, recommend your Petitioner unto this Honourable House,
desiring that he might succeed in the said Rectory;
which Request was made long before any other appeared in the Business, and to which your Lordships
did willingly condescend (it being the only Request
his Excellency hath made in that Kind), and have
granted an Order for your Petitioner's Presentation
to the said Rectory:
"Yet, notwithstanding, one Mr. Hudson, Curate of
the said Rectory, hath obtained an Order of this
Honourable (fn. *) House (precedent to your Petitioner's
Order), for the said Rectory, your Lordships not
knowing it to be the same that your Petitioner had
formerly moved for.
"Your Petitioner, therefore, humbly desireth that
your Honours would be pleased to confirm
this latter Order to your Petitioner; the former being obtained by a Mistake, and contrary to your Lordships First Intentions.
"And your Petitioner shall pray, &c."
Lady Kerry's Petition, for an Allowance for herself and Family.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords assembled
"The humble Petition of the Lady Honora Baroness of Kerry;
"That whereas Patrick Lord of Kerry, her Husband, being deprived of all he had by the Rebels in
Ireland, came over into England, for his Refuge, and
was, by the Parliament's Appointment, made a Colonel
of a Regiment, and, in Expectation of all necessary
Furniture for that Expedition, hath sent over some
Companies of Soldiers, and duly since attended his
Dispatch, expending what he had, and engaging his
Credit for such Provisions as might tend to the Furtherance of that Service; but, in regard of the great
Distractions of this Kingdom, cannot as yet obtain
any Directions in that Behalf, nor hath ever received
any Advance or Entertainment, as will more at large
appear by a Writing sent by the said Lord of Kerry
to the Right Honourable the Earls of Pembrooke and
Holland, wherein his necessitous Condition is fully
declared; and during this Attendance, by a Misadventure, had his Arm broken, which cast him into
the Hands of Physicians and Chirurgeons, a great Addition to his Charge, and occasioned your Petitioner
to come from Bristoll to attend her Lord in this Extremity, leaving her Children and poor Family there,
with little or no Means to support or relieve them.
"Your Petitioner, therefore, with all thankful
Acknowledegment for former Favour, humbly
beseecheth your Lordships, that (her Condition, being a Stranger, and the Charge (fn. *) of
Seven Children, with some necessary Retinue, considered) by your Lordships noble
Favour some speedy Means may be found to
preserve them from the Extremity of Beggary.
"And your Petitioner shall pray, &c."
Tapestry Workmen at Mortlake, their Petition, to export some of their Manufactory to Holland Duty free.
Upon the humble Petition of "His Majesty's
Tapestry Workmen, at Mortlake, in the County of
"That they having, upon their own proper Cost
and Charges, made for His Majesty a great Quantity of Tapestry, and not receiving any Money for
the same, being indebted for the Materials, and ut
terly unable to discharge the same, (fn. *) they petitioned
His Majesty for Redress, who hath graciously Ordered, That they might transport beyond the Seas, and
there to sell, so much as would supply their present
"The Petitioners therefore humbly pray that your
Lordships would be pleased to give Order for
the Transportation of the said Tapestry into
Holland; and that they may be freed from
any Charge or Custom for the same, considering that the Materials of Gold and Silk have
been paid for the Custom when they came
into the Land; and they, by Reason of their
Poverty, being unable to pay the same, the
Charge will necessarily fall upon His Majesty; so, not doubting of their Lordships
Assistance, they pray &c."
Ordered, That these Petitioners shall have Leave to
transport Tapestry Hangings into Holland.
House adjourned till 4a post meridiem.
Earl of Manchester, Speaker.
Barrett, a Pass.
Ordered, That John Barrett, Servant to the Lady
Spencer, shall have a Pass, to go to Oxford, and return
again to London.
Thanks to the Earl of Northumberland.
Ordered, That the Speaker of this House shall give
the Earl of Northumb. Thanks, for his good Service
done in the Treaty with His Majesty at Oxford.
Mr. Battier, a Pass.
Ordered, That Mr. Battier, Secretary to the Lord
Lieutenant of Ireland, shall have a Pass, to go to Oxford.
House adjourned till 10a cras.