DIE Martis, videlicet, 23 die Maii.
Farl of Manchester, Speaker.
Mr. Hampden, who brought the King's last Message, desires a Pass, to go back.
The House being this Day informed, "That Mr.
Hampden, that brought the Letter to the Speaker of
this House with the King's last Letter, is, by Directions from the House of Commons, restrained;
and he, apprehending himself not to be well liked of,
is desirous to have a Pass, to return to Oxford."
Message to the H. C. for it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edward Leech and Doctor Bennett:
To let them know, that their Lordships are informed,
"That Mr. Hampden, that was sent from the King with
a Message to both Houses, inclosed in a Letter directed to the Speaker of this House, apprehends that
there is some Directions for restraining of him; and
he, finding that there is some Dislike by Reason of
his being here, is desirous to have a Pass, to return to
Oxford: "Which their Lordships are willing to (fn. *) grant,
if they shall not have any (fn. †) thing to object against him.
Mr. Murrey, a Pass to The Spa.
Ordered, That Mr. Henry Murry shall have a Pass,
to go to The Spawe, for his Health, with his Wife, and
Family, and Four Horses.
Dr. Collidon, a Pass to France.
Ordered, That Doctor Collidon shall have a Pass, to
go into France, with Two Children and Four Servants.
Sequestration of Lamborne from Dr. Weemes.
Next, this House took into Consideration the Charge
against Doctor Weemes, Parson of (fn. *) Lamborne, in the
County of Essex.
Doctor Weemes not appearing, Affidavit was made,
by Edmond Scott, "That he served the Order of this
House at Doctor Weemes's House, for his Appearance
And their Lordships, taking this as a Contempt, proceeded in the Cause, and heard the Proof of the Witnesses.
Tho. Weekes, Rob't Barefoote, testified, "That Doctor Weemes said,
"That this Parliament was no
Parliament; and that most of the best and the wiser
Lords were with the King, and both of the Houses
were led by a few schismatical Lords and Commons." Ferdinando Staling the like; and that he neglected
his Preaching in his Parish.
The House, having heard the Proofs, took the whole
Cause into Consideration; Adjudged, "That the said
Doctor Weemes, for the said Misdemeanors, shall be
sequestered from the Profits of the said Parish Church
of Lamborne, and from his officiating there, during
the Pleasure of this House.
Mr Carr to officiate there.
"That Mr. Gamaliell Carre, Master of Arts, shall
officiate the said Cure, during the Pleasure of this
Dr. Weemes committed.
"That he shall stand committed to the Prison of
The Fleete, for his Contempt to this House, during
the Pleasure of the House; and that (fn. †) he shall be
"That the Profits and Glebe shall be sequestered
into responsible Hands.
"This House will enquire and satisfy themselves of
the Value and Profits of this Living."
Archbp. of Canterbury's Petition, for some Support out of his Estate.
"The humble (fn. †) Petition of Wm. Archbishop of
Cant." was read;
"That he hath neither Land, Lease, nor Money;
that the small Store of Plate which he had is long
since melted down, for his necessary Support and Expences, caused by his present Troubles; that his
Rents and Profits are sequestered, and now all his
Goods taken from him, and no Maintenance at all
allowed him; insomuch that, if some Friends of his
had not, in Compassion of his Wants, sent him some
little Supply, he had not been able to subsist to this
present; and now that this Supply is at the last, he
humbly prayeth that your Lordships will take his
sad Condition into (fn. ‡) your Lordships Consideration,
that somewhat may be allowed him out of his Estate,
to supply the Necessities of Life; assuring himself
that their Lordships, in Honour and Justice, will not
suffer him either to beg or starve.
"And your Petitioner shall pray, &c.
Sent to the H. C.
This House thought it fit, out of Charity, that the
said Archbishop of Cant. should have some Maintenance allowed him, for to supply his Extremities; and
Ordered, That this Petition should be recommended
to the House of Commons, which accordingly was sent
down to the House of Commons, by Message.
Order for Mr. Corbett to be Parson of Chartham.
The Order for nominating Mr. Corbett to be Parson
of Chartham, in Kent, was read, and approved of;
and Ordered to be sent down to the House of Commons, and their Concurrence herein desired.
Mr. Cassingherst, recommended to the Vicarage of Cranborne.
Ordered, That the Chaplain of the Earl of Mulgrave, Mr. Rob't Cassingherst, Master of Arts, shall
be nominated to the Archbishop of Cant. to be presented to a Living that is in his Disposing; videlicet,
the Parsonage or Vicarage of Cranborne, in the County
Message from the H. C. to sit a while.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Gilbert Gherrard:
To desire their Lordships will be pleased to sit a
while, for they shall have Occasion to come up to their
Lordships with some Business of very great Importance.
The Answer returned was:
That their Lordships will sit a while, as is desired.
Mr. Newsteed to repair to his Parsonage of Stystead.
Ordered, That Mr. Newsteed shall repair to his
Charge at Stysestead, in the County of Essex, and receive his Tithes and Profits of the said Living, until this
House receive good Information of Reason to the contrary.
Ordered, That this House will (fn. *) take into Consideration the Business concerning the Great Seal of
England on Saturday next.
Sequestration of St. Botolph's, from Mr. Rogers.
Next, this House heard the Cause against Nehemiah
Rogers, Parson of St. Buttolph's without B'psgate.
He not appearing according to the Order of this
House, and Affidavit being made, by John Hynde,
"That he served the Order at Mr. Rogers's House, to
appear this Day;"
Wm. Trigg, testified, upon Oath, "That Mr. Rogers delivered in his Sermon, John Worrall,
That the Law-makers did countenance the breaking
into Mens Houses, and (fn. †) plundering them."
John Everard testified, "That Mr. Rogers preached,
That we must submit to the King's Commands,
though they be unlawful; and in no Case whatsoever
they ought to take (fn. ‡) up Arms against their King."
George Longe, the same.
Edmund Abell, "That those that are called Malignants (some calling them out of Simplicity) are as
faithful to their God, as loyal to their King, and as
conscientious, as them that call them so."
The House, having heard the Proofs, took the whole
Business into Consideration, and Adjudged, "That the
said Nehemiah Rogers shall be sequestered from officiating the Cure of the Parish Church of St. [ (fn. ||) Buttolph's without Bishopsgate] and from the Profits thereof, during the Pleasure of this House.
Mr. Vincent to officiate there.
"That Mr. John Vincent, Master of Arts, shall officiate the said Cure, and receive the Profits of the
same, during the Pleasure of this House.
"That the Tithes, Glebe, and Profits, of the said
Parish, shall be sequestered into responsible Hands,
and paid unto the said John Vincent."
Capt. Andrews to restore Ld. Berkley's Horse. Prebendaries, &c. of Windsor, Leave to carry away their Goods and Books.
Ordered, That Captain Andrewes shall restore the
Lord Berckley's Horse, being taken from him.
Upon reading the Petition of the Dean, Prebendaries, Petty Canons, and Clerks, and other the Members and Ministers, of His Majesty's Free Chapel of
Windsor, desiring, "That they may have Liberty to
carry forth all their Goods, Utensils, Household
Stuffs, and Books, to their several Abodes; and that
an Order may be made, for their safe Conveying and
quiet Enjoying of the same, (fn. §) they always submitting
themselves to Authority:" Hereupon this House Ordered the same accordingly; and directed the Speaker
of this House to write to Colonel Venn, to give him
Order to permit the same to be done, and to see the
Goods, &c. searched before they be carried away from
Mrs. Underwood's Petition.
Ordered, That Mr. Justice Reeves, Mr. Doctor
Bennett, and Mr. Doctor Heath, shall consider of the
Petition of Mary Underwood, Widow; shall call Parties on both Sides before them, and hear them, and
report the same to this House.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Pym:
To let their Lordships know, "That the House of
Commons have discharged their Conscience, by a Vote
which they have passed,
"That the Queen hath levied War against the Parliament and Kingdom.
The Queen impeached by the Commons.
And, having discharged their Consciences, they
think it fit to discharge their Duty too; and said, He
was commanded, by the House of Commons assembled in Parliament, in the Name of themselves
and all the Commons of England, to accuse and impeach, and did now accuse and impeach, Henrietta
Maria, Queen of England, of High Treason; and
they desire their Lordships that Proclamations may
be issued forth, to summon Her to appear before
their Lordships, and receive a Trial and due Sentence for the same."
This to be taken into Consideration.
House adjourned till 10a cras.