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 Lunæ, 19 Junii, 1643.
St. Nicholes Guilford, Rectory.
AN Order for putting F. Coufley, Master of Arts, a learned and orthodox Divine, into the Parish Church of St. Nicholas in Guilford, in the County of Surry, in the Place of Nicholas Andrewes, Doctor in Divinity, Rector of the said Parish, was this Day read; and assented unto.
Ordnance for Norwich.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Safety of the Kingdom do give Warrants for Two Brass Sacres to be sent unto Norwich, in lieu of Two Field Pieces lent unto Colonel Cromwell by the said City; the Sacres there to remain for the Service of that Place, until this House give Order to the contrary.
An Order to put Mr. Ralph Browne, Master of Arts, a learned and orthodox Divine, into the Parish of Gumley, in the County of Leicester, which is now become void by the Death of James Bingley, last Incumbent thereof, was this Day read; and, by Vote upon the Question, assented unto.
Upon the Desire of the Committees in the City of Norwich, for the Propositions of Horse, Money, and Plate, to have some Allowance towards the defraying of their extraordinary Charges which they have been and daily are at; which otherwise they are not able to continue;
It is Ordered, That Four hundred Pounds, of the said Proposition Monies, that shall next come in out of the said City, shall be allowed unto the said Committee, towards the defraying of their great Charge in fortifying the said City: And that the Preasurer of the said Monies do detain so much in his Hands, to be employed to that Purpose: And that a Receipt under the said Treasurer's Hand shall be sufficient Warrant to the particular and respective Parties that shall bring in Monies or Plate to the Value of Four hundred Pounds upon the Propositions, to demand the same upon the publick Faith, as if the same had been paid in to the Treasurers at Guildhall London; and that they had their Acquittances and Receipts for it.
Isle of Wight.
Lady Faunt's Horse.
Ordered, That the Horse belonging to the Lady Lucy Faunt (of whose good Affections to the Parliament the House is very well satisfied) seized and taken by Colonel Manwaring, be forthwith restored unto her.
Payment to Scotland.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Monies, where Mr. Trenchard has the Chair, to consider of some Course for Payment of the Sum of Six thousand Eight hundred and Seventy-seven Pounds Fifteen Shillings and Seven-pence, unto Mr. Henly and Mr. Hawkeridge, which is behind and unpaid to our Brethren of Scotland, for the Ten thousand Arms formerly lent by them for the Service of Ireland; and to report it to the House.
Warrant to Mainwood.
Isle of Guernesey.
The humble Petition of Jo. De la Marche, and other Deputies of the Island of Guernesey, in the Behalf of the Inhabitants of the same Isle, was this Day read; and referred to Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Lisle, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Gallop, Mr. Millington, Mr. Marten, Mr. Asherst, Mr. Gurdon, Sir Rob. Pye, Mr. Nicolls. Mr. Ellis, Mr. Selden; who are to examine the Truth of the Matters alledged in that Petition against Sir Peter Osbourne; and, upon the Examination and Proof thereof, to consider of some Course for their Relief and Succour: And this Committee, or any Four of them, are to meet To-morrow, at Two of Clock, in the Duchy Court: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records.
Ordered, That the Letter from my Lord General, of the Sixteenth of June (concerning one Mr. Fagge of Kent the younger, his Offer to lend One thousand Pounds to the State, for levying of Horse) this Day read, be referred to the Consideration of Mr. Lisle and Mr. Morley; who are to prepare an Order for that Purpose.
An Order to put Mr. Tho. Owen, Master of Arts, a godly, learned, and orthodox Divine, into the Rectory of Brandfield, in the County of Herts, in the Place of Edward Bolton, Rector thereof, &c. was this Day read; and assented unto.
Customer of Poole.
Resolved, That Mr. Lawrence shall be put out of his Place, as Customer of Poole and the Members; and that the Profits thereof shall be sequestered into the Hands of Mr. Geo. Pley; who is hereby authorized and required to execute the said Place, in all the Parts and Circumstances thereof, until this House take further Order: And that the said Mr. Lawrence, his Deputies, Agents, and Assigns, do deliver up, to the said Geo. Pley, the Seals, Books, &c.
The humble Petition of Sir Norton Knatchbull, Knight and Baronet, one of the Members of this honourable House, (whose Estate was sequestred for neglecting to do his Duty, in the Service of the House, in the Country) was this Day read; and nothing done upon it.
Ordered, That the Committees for Sequestrations in the Cities of London and Westminster, and the Counties of Surry and Middlesex, do forthwith make Sale of all the Goods under Sequestration in the said Cities and County; and that a Thousand Pounds of the Proceed thereof be paid, for the Use of the Lord General, to such as he shall appoint to receive the same; a Thousand Pounds to the Agent of the Lord Fairefax, toward the Pay of the Soldiers under his Command: And that the whole Residue of the Proceed of the Sale of those Goods be forthwith paid over unto the Scotts, in Part of Payment of the Thirty thousand Pounds assigned to the Scotts, towards the Payment of the Arrear due to the Scotts Army in Ireland: And the Care of the effectual putting this Order in Execution is particularly recommended unto Mr. Holland and Mr. Trenchard, or either of them.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the personal Estate of Mr. Roper of Eltham, a Papist, and deceased in actual War against the Parliament, is within the Ordinance of Sequestration, and ought to be sequestered.
The Lords desire a Conference, by Committees of both Houses, presently, in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House; 1. Concerning an Ordinance they formerly sent down, for the not taking of Horses within Thirty Miles of London; 2. Touching the Ordinance concerning the Usage of Prisoners; 3. Touching a Petition, to be communicated to this House, which they have received from Mr. H. Noell.
Lady Faunt's Horse.
Mr. Bradshaw, who served Captain Manwaring with the Order of this House for restoring the Lady Faunt's Horse, was called in; and did affirm, that he had served him with the said Order, and that, notwithstanding, he would not deliver it.
Person to attend.
Proceedings on the Plot.
According to the Desire of the Committee appointed to take the Examinations of the late horrid Design, Sir H. Mildmay is appointed to go to the Lords; that some of the said Committee might have Liberty to speak with the Lords of Portland, or Conway, as they see Occasion; and to bring such Persons with them as they shall see Occasion, to confer with the said Lords; not in any Way of Examination, but only of Conference.
Impeachment of the Queen.
Ordered, That it be referred to Sir Jo. Franklyn, Sir Rob. Pye, and Mr. Whittacre, to consider of the Information given to this House, of a Troop of Horse quartered at Paddington, and thereabouts; and to take care, that the Inhabitants there be not injured by those Troopers; and to make Report of their Doings to the House.
Ordered, That the Propositions concerning the Excise, this Day read, and passed the Question, be re-committed; to be inserted into the Ordinance: And the Committee is also to bring in a Proviso concerning Tobacco; and also a Rate on Pepper and St. Martins Toys; and are to consider of such Persons as are fit to be Treasurers; and are to present them to the House.
This Committee, or any Three of them, are to receive the Propositions of Mr. Craenhills, a Dutch Merchant, concerning the speedy raising of Monies upon the Credit of the Excise; and to present them to the House.
Payment for Arms.
Whereas Mr. Lawrence Halsteed received long since One thuosand Pounds out of the Irish Money; it is Ordered, That the said Lawrence Halsteed shall forthwith pay the One thousand Pounds, which he hath in his Hands, unto the Committee for Irish Affairs, for Discharge of a Contract concerning Arms bought for Ireland by the Committee for Irish Affairs: And Mr. Abraham and Mr. Thomas Chamberlain, being his Partners, are required forthwith to make Payment of the said Sum: And this House will take Course to save them harmless, and to see them satisfied out of the said Halsteed's Estate.
Forasmuch as many, both Adventurers for Land in Ireland, and others, are willing to apply themselves by all good Means for bringing that great good Work to some Perfection; knowing what Consequence the Loss of that Kingdom will be to this, both in relation to the Security and firm Peace of the State, and also in respect of the Cause of Religion; which must be deeply wounded, in case that Kingdom should become wholly Popish: And forasmuch as the Subscriptions upon the several Acts of Parliament do not engage a Third Part of the Land designed to be employed to that Work by those Acts; and that the Time limited for underwriting by those Acts is elapsed: We, being desirous to make up what was wanting in the former Subscriptions, in some Proportion to our Abilities, do humbly offer, That both Houses of Parliament will give such Encouragement, as may induce those who are Merchants, and live on Trade, to adventure considerable Sums, by passing an Ordinance, in these following or the like Particulars: That so much of the City and Suburbs of Limbrick as is escheated, with the Island of Enishcattery, and the Fishings of the River, with other Immunities, belonging to the said City, and Twenty-four thousand Acres of confiscated profitable Lands, next contiguous to that City, may be secured to the Adventurers, who shall now underwrite; the said City and Land being made over to them and their Heirs, &c. in free and common Socage, as of his Majesty's Castle of Dublyn; with such Immunities as are granted to the City of Bristoll; and such other Privileges as be contained in the Acts of Parliament for Subscriptions on Lands in Ireland; provided the several Sums to be underwritten do amount in the Total unto Sixty thousand Pounds; there being reserved to his Majesty, for the same, the yearly Rent of Twelve hundred and Fifty Pounds per Annum. That the Town of Galloway, in Connaught, with Twenty thousand Acres of Land, and Immunities as abovesaid, shall be secured unto such as adventure for that City and Land; provided that the Total of the Subscriptions amount unto Fifty thousand Pounds; his Majesty's Rent One thousand and Forty Pounds. That the City of Waterford, in Munster, with Thirty thousand Acres of Land, and Immunities as aforesaid, shall be secured to such as adventure for that City and Land; provided the Total of their Subscriptions amounts unto Sixty thousand Pounds; the Rent to his Majesty per Annum Twelve hundred and Fifty Pounds. That the Town of Waxford, with Twelve thousand Acres of Land, and Immunities as aforesaid, shall be secured to such as adventure for that Town and Land; provided the Total of their Subscriptions amount unto Fifteen thousand Pounds; the Rent to his Majesty per Annum Three hundred and Twelve Pounds Eight Shillings and Eight Pence. And seeing the Course of passing Bills is so much obstructed, that the Kingdom of Ireland will be lost, if some effectual and speedy Course be not taken, the Adventurers desire to be secured, that such Conditions, as shall be now passed by Ordinance, shall be turned into an Act or Acts of Parliament; for the more fit and unquestionable Security, which they humbly conceive will much further the Work. That those who have or shall underwrite any considerable Sum, upon the said Proposition for Cities, and have formerly adventured, or shall underwrite, for Lands in the Kingdom at large, shall be accommodated to have his Lands set out as near unto those Cities for which he shall subscribe, as may be. And, in case the respective Sums, whereat the said Cities, Towns, and the Lands adjacent, are valued, be not wholly underwritten, yet the Underwriters shall have so much in Proportion out of those Cities, and Towns, and Lands adjacent, as their Adventure shall amount unto; to be set forth by indifferent Commissioners, to be named by both Houses:
The Committee, appointed by the House the Twentyninth of May 1643, for the better expediting the Affairs of Ireland, together with the Committee of the Adventurers in London newly elected, or any Eight of them, shall have Power to call to their Assistance any such other Persons, as they shall think fit; who shall have equal Power to vote with them in all Matters concerning the Managing of the Monies now to be raised for Ireland, by way of Adventure, or otherwise: And this Committee shall have likewise Power to appoint Treasures; to peruse the Accounts of such as have been formerly employed, to be ready for the View of the House; to reward such as they must necessarily employ in this Service; and to issue out any of these Monies now to be raised for the Affairs of Ireland, by Order from this Committee; and to manage all Matters, for the Good of the future Service, according as they shall find most expedient; being still to give an Account to the House of their Proceedings, as oft as shall be required. And it is further Ordered, That the Committee formerly appointed by this House for the Affairs of Ireland, and the old Committee of Adventurers in London, shall have equal Power to sit and vote with this Committee.
That this House doth think fit to send over Committees into the several Provinces of Ireland; whereof one in each to be of the House of Commons, and one chosen by the Adventurers; from whom they may expect such continual Intelligence of the Conditions of each Province, that they may make their Provision accordingly.
An Ordinance to be brought in, for the Adventurers who shall now deposit a Fourth Part of what formerly is subscribed and paid; that they shall have so many Acres of Land added to what is allotted by the former Vote of Parliament, as shall make their former Proportion of Acres double to what is granted by the Act; as also, for what they shall now pay upon the Ordinance; with all Privileges as formerly: And whosoever shall subscribe de novo, shall have the like double Proportion of Land for their new Subscription; the Adventurers to be set in such Time as they shall choose; that such as desire to plant together, may be permitted so to do; they declaring the same at their new Subscription, or within a Month.