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, 10 Julii, 1643.
Prothonotary of Common Pleas.
RESOLVED, &c. That Sir H. Compton shall nominate and appoint Mr. Bernhard to be Prothonotary in the Common Pleas, in the stead of Mr. Gulston, who formerly held and executed the said Place, and is lately deceased; and shall forthwith put him, the said Mr. Bernard, into the said Place; who is to execute the same, and to receive the Profits and Advantages belonging thereunto, in as full and ample manner, to all Intents and Purposes, as Mr. Gulston formerly did execute and hold the same: And Mr. Bernard is hereby enjoined, forthwith to repair to the said Sir H. Compton, and to require his Obedience hereunto.
The humble Petition of Sir Jo. Sedley Knight and Baronet, was this Day read: And it is Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Obstructions in Courts of Justice, to take it into a special and speedy Consideration for Redress of the Petitioner.
Person sent for.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Simon Boxe shall be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent, for seducing the Tenants of Sir John Sedley Knight and Baronat, in the County of Norfolk, and labouring and persuading them not to pay any Rents to the said Sir Jo. Sedley.
The like Ordinance, mutatis mutandis, as lately passed for putting off the Lent Assizes in all the Counties and Cities of England, and Dominion of Wales, was this Day brought in, for putting off this Summer Assizes, and read; and, by Vote upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords, for their Concurrence.
Relief of Ireland.
An Ordinance for raising of Monies for the Relief of Ireland, by way of Subscriptions, and Adventure for Land in Ireland, was this Day read; and, by Vote upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords, for their Concurrence.
Deputy Lieutenants of Middlesex.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth nominate and approve of Sir Hen. Vane sen. and Sir Rich. Sprignall, to be Deputy Lieutenants for the County of Middlesex: And that the Lords Concurrence be desired herein.
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Message to Lords.
Sir Rob. Pye went up unto the Lords, to desire them, that Sir Hen. Vane sen. and Sir Richard Sprignall Baronet, may be added to be Deputy Lieutenants in the County of Middlesex: And to desire them, that the Earl of Portland may be examined, in the Presence of a Committee of this House, and be made close Prisoner: And to desire the Lords to give their Answer concerning the appointing the Lady Vere to be Governor of the Princess at St. James': And to desire them to hasten the passing of the Ordinance for Excise: And likewise, to desire the Lords Concurrence to the Ordinances carried up by him; viz. To the Ordinance for the Indemnity of those that secured Sir Jo. Hotham, and Captain Hotham: And to the Ordinance for the putting off of the Assizes: And to several Ordinances concerning the Payment of Monies to particular Persons, for Provisions for Ireland.
Sir Rob. Pye brings Answer, that the Lords do agree to the nominating Sir Hen. Vane sen, and Sir Rich. Sprignall to be Deputy Lieutenants for the County of Middlesex; and that they had spoken to the Earl of Holland to grant them Commissions accordingly: They agree to the examining of the Earl of Portland, and his Restraint, as is desired: That they do agree to the Two Ordinances, concerning Sir Jo. Hotham; and the Assizes: And, for the Lady Vere; and the Excise; and the Ordinances for Ireland; will send an Answer, by Messengers of their own.
Examining Earl of Portland.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Aylett and Dr. Heath;
The Lords have appointed the Earl of Portland to be here, at Four of Clock this Afternoon; to be examined in the Presence of the Committee of this House.
A Letter from the Lord General his Excellency, of the Ninth of July, was this Day read: And it is Ordered, That the said Letter be taken into Consideration To-morrow, at Ten of Clock: And Sir Philip Stapilton, and Colonel Goodwyn, are desired to be here To-morrow Morning: And the Committee for the Safety of the Kingdom are appointed to meet this Afternoon, and to consider of providing my Lord General with Horse, Horse Arms, and Saddles.
Payment to Trenchard.
Ordered, That Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Willingham, and Mr. Williamson, at Campden House, do forthwith deliver and pay unto Mr. Trenchard, or such as he shall assign to receive the same, the Sum of Five hundred Pounds, which they received of the Merchant Adventurers: And it is further Ordered, That the said Vaughan, Willingham, and Williamson, do attend the Committee for Accompts; to give an Account why they detained the said Sum, notwithstanding Mr. Trenchard's Warrant for the Delivery of them: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses.
Affairs at Hull.
A Letter from the Committee at Kingston upon Hull, of the First of July 1643; and the Copies of Two Letters inclosed (the one from Sir Hugh Cholmeley, to Captain Goodrick; and Captain Goodrick's Answer); were all this Day read; And it is Ordered, That the Copies of the Letters inclosed be forthwith printed.
Ordered, That if the Committee for the Safety of the Kingdom shall not take some Order of Directions for the Committee at Hull, and report them To-morrow; that then this House will take into Consideration to provide for the Safety of that Town.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Safety of the Tower shall take Order, and see that the Covenant be tendred to the Lieutenant of the Tower, and all other Officers and Inhabitants of and within the Tower, in their Presence, or in the Presence of any Two of them, in the like manner as is limited and appointed by the Instructions for the manner of taking the Oath ordered and assented unto by the Commons House of Parliament.
Debt to Rosse.
Whereas Six hundred Pounds is paid in to the Treasurers at Guildhall, London, by Mr. Wm. Rosse, and employed for the Service of the State: It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, That the said Six hundred Pounds, paid into Guildhall, as aforesaid, shall be repaid upon the publick Faith unto the said Mr. Rosse, with Interest therefore, after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Cent.
Payment to Moyer.
Ordered, That Five hundred Pounds be delivered to Captain Moyer, out of the Monies of Sir John Hotham's, remaining in some Trunks at Hull, which he received off the Customs at Hull, at such time when the said Trunks are opened by Order of this House, wherein the said Monies are.
Grant for Navy.
Ordered, That the One thousand Seven hundred and Eighteen Pounds Five Shillings and Four-pence, received by Colonel Fienis, Governor of Bristoll, of the Collector of the Customs in the said City, as appears by the Account under his Hand, be, according to former Order in the like Cases, paid by the Treasurer at Wars to the Treasurer for the Navy, after the Monies advanced by Mr. Stevens, Mr. Hodges, &c. for the Service of the Forces under the Command of Sir Wm. Waller, be first satisfied and paid; and that the First Seven hundred of the said Seventeen hundred Pounds, after the Receipt thereof by the Treasurer of the Navy, be by him paid to Captain Geo. Batt, Captain of the Heart, now riding in the Harbour of Bristoll, as Part of the Pay due to the said Captain, and the said Ship's Company, for Service done upon the Coasts of Ireland.
Ordered, That To-morrow Morning the House do take into Consideration the Business of enlarging the Time for the weekly Assessments.