Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 3, 1643-1644. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Jovis, 1 Junii, 1643.
Relief of Best.
UPON the humble Petition of Margaret Best Widow, shewing, that her Husband, Rich. Best, was Corporal to Sir Wm. Bruerton; and at the Battle of Nampwiche was slain, leaving his said Wife, and Four Children, to maintain;
It is therefore Ordered, That the Petition of the said Marg. Best be referred to the Committee for maimed Soldiers; who are to take care for the Petitioner's Relief.
Ordered, That the Business concerning the seizing of the Two Horses of Sir H. Rowe's, inlisted in the Troop of Middlesex, be referred to the Committee of Examinations; and that Captain Mason, and the Keeper of the Inn where they are, do keep the Horses where they are, and not remove them, until this House take further Order; and that he appear before the Committee, to examine the Fact.
Ordered, That Isaac Buke, Lieutenant to Captain Tweedie, be summoned, in safe Custody, for seizing the Horses of Mr. Smyth of Highgate, and others, who have contributed to the Parliament; and that the Horses seized by him be not removed till the House take further Order: And the Examination of this Business be referred to the Committee for Examinations.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of divers Occupiers of Lands in Promehell, alias Bromehell, in the County of Kent, be referred to Sir Edw. Boys and Sir Edw. Scott; to take some Course for the Relief of the said Occupiers of Lands, concerning the Sum of One hundred and Sixty-four Pounds Twelve Shillings, which they have paid for Three Months Assessment upon the Ordinance for the weekly Assessments; which, notwithstanding, is again demanded of the said Occupiers, by the Mayor of Rumney.
An Ordinance for the raising and listing of Horses within the City of London, and Places adjacent, was this Day read; and re-committed unto the same Committee; who are to meet upon it this Afternoon, and to bring it in To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That Sir Gilb. Gerard and Sir Jo. Francklyn be added to the Committee for raising and listing of Horses.
Earl of Dorsett's Servant.
Mr. Lisle and Mr. Rigby are appointed to examine the Earl of Dorsett's Servant, stayed at the Door:
Upon their Report he is ordered to be forthwith discharged.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Reynolds carried up to the Lords the Proposition concerning Newcastle Coals, and to desire Expedition in regard of the Importance of it.
He is likewise to desire the Lords to dispatch the Ordinance for the additional Names to the particular Ordinances, sent long since up to them.
Agent from France.
Resolved, That the Retinue and Servants of the Agent, now come and employed from the King of France, and their Mails and Valeezes, stayed by the Guards in Southwarke, be all forthwith discharged, released, and set at Liberty.
After a long Debate of the Ordinance granted to Colonel Long; and upon many great and weighty Reasons alleged; It was Resolved, That the Ordinance of the Twenty-fourth of May, enabling and authorizing Colonel Long, to raise and collect Monies in divers Hundreds of the County of Essex, be forthwith revoked, and made void; and that the Lords * * * *
Correspondence with the King.
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Whittfeild and Serjeant Finch;
The Lords have commanded us to put you in mind, that some few Days since, they received a Message from his Majesty, which was delivered unto this House, at a Conference: That they desired, that an Answer might be considered of, both to this Message, and to that of the Twelfth of April: That they had appointed a Committee of Twelve of their House; and did desire this House to appoint a Committee, of a proportionable Number of this House, to prepare an Answer to these Two Messages: That they had since heard nothing from this House: They do now desire, that this House would, at their convenient Leisure, take the Matter of that Conference into Consideration; and return an Answer.-
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Rob. Riche, and Mr. Page;
That they had received a Letter from the Earl of Moulgrave, of the Hardness of his Condition; that all his Estate in Yorkshire and Cleeveland was seized on by the King's Forces: They are well inclined, and are desirous that some way may be found out, that there may be some honourable Provision for him; and the rather, because the Alum Mines in Yorkshire, which is a great Part of his Subsistence, is likewise taken from him: And
The Lords have likewise sent down an Ordinance, requiring the Archbishop of Canterbury to collate to the Living of Cranbrooke, in Kent, a Person named in the said Ordinance.-
Answer to Lords.
Resolved, &c. That the Answer to the first Messengers shall be, that this House has taken their Lordships Message into Consideration, and will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Answer was returned by the same Messengers accordingly.-
Allowance to Earl of Mulgrave.
Resolved, &c. That Fifty Pounds by the Week, shall be allowed to the Earl of Mulgrave, and paid out of the Sequestrations: And it is referred to the Committee for Sequestrations, to take care, that this Fifty Pounds weekly be accordingly duly paid.
Answer returned by the same Messengers;
Answer to Lords.
That this House has considered their Lordships Message; and, as to That concerning the Earl of Mulgrave, they have already taken him into Consideration: And, as to the Ordinance for collating to the Vicarage of Cranbrooke, in the County of Kent * * * *.
Ordered, &c. That the Committee for the King's Revenue, where Sir H. Vane has the Chair, They, or any Three of them, do meet this Afternoon, and consider of some Course for staying the Revenue of the Court of Wards; and for diverting it from going to Oxon; and converting it to be employed to the Use of the Commonwealth.
Ordered, That To-morrow Morning, the first Business, Mr. Serjeant Wilde do report the additional Ordinance concerning the Ordinance of Sequestrations.
Arms, &c. for Derby.
A Letter from the Committee at Derby, of May the Twenty-seventh, 1643; desiring to be forthwith supplied with Three hundred Muskets, Sixty Carbines, Sixty Case of Pistols, and Twenty Barrels of Gunpowder, to be sent to Leicester; from whence they hope safely to convey them to Derby:
Ordered, That Colonel Roe do deliver, unto the Agents for the Committees at Derby, out of the publick Stores, Three hundred Muskets, Sixty Carbines, Sixty Case of Pistols, and Twenty Barrels of Powder, and One Tun of Match; and that the Committee for Disposal of Monies do sign Warrants, that what Monies these Arms and Ammunition shall amount unto, may be assigned and paid out of the Monies that shall come in upon the Ordinance for the weekly Assessments out of Kent.
The Care of this Order is referred to Mr. Millington.
Ordered, That the Register of the Prerogative Court do not suffer or permit any of the Records belonging to that Court, to be removed to Oxon, or any Place else.
Ordered, That Sir Jo. Cooke and Sir Jo. Curson do prepare a Letter, to be sent from Mr. Speaker to the Committees at Derby, in Answer of their Letter; and likewise a Letter from themselves to encourage the Country.
Ordered, That what Monies shall come out of Kent upon the Ordinance of the weekly Assessment, shall be assigned and employed only for the providing of Arms.
Powder for Lancaster.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Navy do forthwith take Order for furnishing Mr. James Wainewright with Forty Barrels of Powder, out of the Two hundred and Seventeen Barrels of Powder to be sent to Portesmouth: And it is further Ordered, That the Committee for the Safety do give Order, that the said Forty Barrels of Powder be returned into the Stores for the Service of Portesmouth: Which Powder the said James Wainewright is to convey to the County of Lancaster, for the better Safety and Defence thereof.
Payment for Saddles, &c.
Ordered, That the Hundred and Forty Pounds in Cash, at the Treasury, and come out of Kent upon the weekly Assessments, be forthwith paid over for the great Saddles for Sir Arth. Heselrig; and that the Committee for Disposal of Monies do sign Warrants for Payment of the other Threescore Pounds, desired by him for Swords and Saddles, out of the Monies that shall come in out of Kent.
Charge on Commodities.
An Ordinance for laying a Charge upon Commodities, was this Day read the first Time: And it is Ordered, That it be read the second time, To-morrow at Nine of Clock.
Bailing Fettiplace, &c.
Ordered, That Colonel Fettiplace and Captain Wittypoole be forthwith bailed; and that the Committee for that Business do meet To-morrow in the Afternoon.
Absent Judges, &c.
Ordered, That Mr. Hudson do pay unto Sir Arth. Haselrig all such Monies as are in his Hands, payable unto any of the Judges of the King's Bench that have been absent, and neglected the Execution of their Places and Offices.
The like Order to be made for the other particular and respective Officers of the other Courts.
Warrant to Gibbes, &c.
Ordered, That Sir Henry Gibbes Knight and Baronet, with Two Servants and Two Trunks; as also Andrew Dick of Edenborough Esquire, with One Servant, and One hundred Pounds-worth of Plate, and Three Trunks, with the rest of his Baggage; shall have Mr. Speaker's Warrant to pass by Sea into Scotland.
Ordered, That Exuperius Turner shall be forthwith discharged upon Bail; having paid his Assessments, as by Certificate appears.
Ordered, That Mr. Bernard, Secretary to the Earl of Newporte, whose House joins to the Magazine in the Tower, and who is a Person not well-affected to the Parliament, shall be forthwith removed from his House there, and all his Family: And likewise Mr. Brough, Clerk to Sir Wm. Parkehurste; who is likewise disaffected to the Parliament: And the Captain of the Companies in the Tower is hereby required, forthwith to put this Order in Execution, for the Removal of these Persons.