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 Martis, 13 Junii, 1643.
ORDERED, that Colonel Moore shall have his Ship, lately called the William and Thomas, with all the Goods and Tackle, restored unto him, which was taken from him, by the Forces of the Earl of Derby, riding in the Harbour at Leverpoole: And the Captain of the Jocelyn, or in whose Power else the said Ship and Goods are, are hereby required to deliver the same to such Persons, as shall be appointed by Colonel Moore to receive the same: And, for their so doing, this shall be to them, and every of them, a sufficient Discharge.
Lecturer of New Brentford.
Upon the humble Petition of divers of the Inhabitants of the neighbouring Parishes, and some of New Brentford, desiring Mr. Bufield to be their Lecturer, to preach there every Tuesday, being their Market Day;
It is Ordered, That the said Mr. Rich. Bufield be recommended unto the said Parish, and the Inhabitants adjoining, to be their Lecturer, to preach there every Tuesday, as is desired: And that the Curate there, or whosoever else it may concern, do permit him freely, without any Interruption or Molestation, to exercise his Function, by preaching there every Tuesday, as aforesaid.
A Letter from the Lord Inchiquin, from Corke, of the Five-and-twentieth of May, was this Day read; and ordered to be referred to the Committee for the Navy.
A Letter from Dublyn, of the Second of June, relating, that one Captain Plunkett had chased the Pacquet Boat, and a Ship from Wales, laden with Corn:
Mr. Green is appointed to acquaint the Earl of Warwick herewith; and, likewise, to write to Captain Swanley, Admiral upon the Irish Coasts, to have a careful and jealous Eye over him; and, if he shall find Cause, to take him into his Charge, and to displace him.
A Proclamation, of the First Day of April 1643, given at Dublyn, enjoining all the Papists sojourning within that City and Suburbs, and not inhabiting there, to depart the City within Six Days; and likewise, enjoining all the British Protestants sojourning there, and not Inhabitants of that City, to depart, likewise, and to come into England, within Six Days, if Wind and Weather serve.
. .Vane, . . Armyn, . . Pym, . . Reynolds, . . Goodwyn, . . Prideaux, . . Mildmay, . . Dowse, . . Rous, . . Wentworth, . . Clotworthy, . . Jepson, . . Cage, . . Marten, . . Irby, . . Strode, . . Gerard, . . Harley;
This Committee, or any Four, is appointed to prepare Heads for a Conference with the Lords: And, upon the Letters received and Informations, concerning the Occurrences in Ireland, and concerning the Carriage of Taff and others, to represent the State of the Affairs there, and some Propositions for the saving of that Kingdom, and the Protestant Religion there; and, likewise, to shew unto the Lords, by what Means and Steps, and by what Countenance, the Protestant Religion there hath been endeavoured to be destroyed, and rooted out, and the Rebellion encouraged there.
It is likewise referred to the same Committee, to consider of a fit Person to be sent into Ireland, to secure the Person of the Earl of Antrim, and his Letters, Commissions, and Papers; and to take some safe Course for the speedy bringing of them hither.
It is further referred to this Committee, to consider of the Obstructions in Justice in the Trial and Proceedings of the Rebels. And the Care of this Business is especially recommended to Sir Jo. Clotworthy. And they are to meet To-morrow, at Seven of Clock, in the Star Chamber, and so from time to time, as they shall think fit: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records.
Resolved, &c. That a Message shall be sent to the Lords, to desire them to concur with this House, in the making of a Great Seal; according to the Desires of this House, delivered at a Conference.
Mr. Strode is appointed to go to the Lords.
Earl of Antrim's Sequestration.
Ordered, That the whole Estate of the Earl of Antrim here in England be sequestred.
Ordered, That the two small Barks, taken and sent into Plymouth and Leverpoole, be employed for Defence of the Coasts of Ireland; and that the Committee for the Navy take care herein; and that they treat with Mr. Moore concerning the Ship at Leverpoole, which Mr. Moore lays a Claim and pretends unto.
Earl of Denbigh.
Sir Christ. Yelverton presents from the Earl of Denbigh the Thanks and Acknowledgment of the Honour done him by this House, in nominating him to the Command of the Four associated Counties of Warwick, Stafford, Worcester, and Shropshire: And that he was very sensible of this Honour, and would adventure his Life and Fortune in this Service.
Debt to Wood, &c.
Ordered, That the Information of the Two thousand Five hundred Pounds, or thereabouts, remaining upon the Accompt of the Northern Expedition, in the Hands of one Mr. Gibbon, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland; to consider of bringing in that Money, and applying of it to the Payment of the Debt of Geo. Wood; and towards the Payment of the Debt owing to Mr. Turner and Partners.
Debt to Turner, &c.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Accompts, where Mr. Trenchard has the Chair, to consider what Engagements are assigned upon the Bill of Four hundred thousand Pounds, and to present it to the House; and if there be any Surplusage of Monies over and above the Engagements already assigned, that some Course may be taken for applying them to the Payment of the Debt owing by the State to Mr. Turner, and his Partners, for Cloaths furnished to the Forces in Ireland: And that whereas Monies were borrowed of the Adventurers Stock for Ireland; it is Ordered, That the Treasurers at Guildhall do forthwith pay Two thousand Pounds to the Treasurer at Wars in Ireland; to be by him forthwith paid, of the Monies of the State, unto Mr. Turner, and Partners, upon Accompt, as Part of that Debt; and to be defalked out of the Monies owing to the Stock of Ireland: And that the Committee for Disposal of Monies do take present Order for the speedy Payment of this Two thousand Pounds.
Visiting Sir H. Pollard.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Informations, to inquire after the Business informed this House of the Lady d'Aubigny's visiting Sir Hugh Pollard in the Earl of Northumberland . . .; to certify the Matter as they shall find it upon Examinations.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Strode brings Answer, that the Lords will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Whittfield and Sir Edw. Leech;
The Lords have commanded us to present unto you Five Petitions, which they have received; and they do desire this House, in respect of the Necessity and Poverty of the Petitioners, to take them into a speedy Consideration.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; that this House has considered their Lordships Message; and will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Isle of Wight.
Ordered, That the Muskets, Pistols, and other Arms, or Ammunition, in Casbrooke Castle, or elsewhere, of the Earl of Portland's, in the Isle of Wight, be not permitted to be carried out of the said Isle; but left to be disposed of by the Deputy Lieutenants of the said Isle, as Occasion shall require.
Hallingbary Magna Minister.
Ordered, That Mr. Pelham shall To-morrow make Report to the Committee for plundered Ministers of the Examinations against Mr. Thurman, Minister of Hallingbury Magna in Essex.
Debt to Aldworth.
Upon a Report, this Day made, from the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, to whom it was referred to consider how the Debt due to Rich. Aldworth Esquire, Mayor of Bristoll, incurred for paying those Soldiers that were raised for the Lord of Kerrie's Regiment, and transporting them into Ireland; which amounteth unto Five hundred Sixty-three Pounds, Fourteen Shillings, Two-pence; and for Money laid out by him for Victual for the Fort of Duncannon, to the Sum of Four hundred Pounds more; making, in the Whole, Nine hundred Sixty-three Pounds, Fourteen Shillings, Two-pence; which was disbursed, upon Assurance, given him from the House of Commons, by Mr. Speaker's Letters, of ready Payment: It is this Day Ordered, by the and Commons, in Parliament assembled, That the said Sum of Nine hundred Sixty-three Pounds, Fourteen Shillings, Two-pence, be forthwith paid unto the said Rich. Aldworth, or his Assigns, out of the Monies that are or shall come in upon the Bill of Four hundred thousand Pounds, in the City and County of the City of Bristoll: And that an Acquittance, under the Hand of the said Mayor, or his Assigns, for the Receipt thereof, together with a Copy of this Order, shall be a sufficient Warrant to the Treasurers of the Four hundred thousand Pounds Bill Monies in London, to give a Discharge to the Treasurers and Collectors of the said Monies, in the City and County of the City of Bristoll, as for so much paid in to the said Treasurers at London, according to the Directions of the said Bill: The which Sum of Nine hundred Sixty-three Pounds, Fourteen Shillings, and Twopence, is to be defalked out of the Debt owing by the State to the Purse of Ireland.