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 Mercurii, 18 Octobris, 1643.
ALETTER from my Lord Fairefaxe of the Twelfth of October; and a Letter from Sir Jo. Meldrum of the Fourteenth of October; and an intercepted Letter from the Lord Withrington to the Earl of Newcastle; relating the great Defeat given by the Lord Fairefaxe to the Earl of Newcastle's Forces at Hull; and the great Defeat given to the Lord Newcastle's and Henderson's Forces in Lincolneshire; were all this Day read.
These Letters are ordered to be printed.
Colonel Aiscough was called in: And Mr. Speaker, by the Command of the House, told him, that the House took Notice of his great Service in this late Action in Lincolneshire; and in other Places, upon all Occasions; and gave him the Thanks of the House.
Captain Clayton was called in (who brought Letters from the Lord Fairefaxe:) And made particular Relation of the Services done there. . . . and acquainted him with what the House had done with his Father's Petition; and give him Thanks for his good Service.
Ordered, That Sir Christ. Wray and Sir Edw. Aiscough do prepare a Letter, to be signed by Mr. Speaker, and sent to my Lord Fairefaxe, in Acknowledgment of his faithful and great Services.
Grant to Clayton.
Upon the humble Petition of Jo. Clayton Esquire, Recorder of the Borough of Leeds: Desiring, that he may have the Moiety of a Rent of One hundred and Twenty Pounds per Annum, discovered to be near London, and due to Sir Jo. Ramsden, a Yorkshire Gentleman, in Arms with the Earl of Newcastle, and not sequestred:
It is Ordered, That the said Mr. Clayton shall receive and enjoy the Moiety of the said Rent, until the House take further Order: And the Committee of Sequestrations in the County of Essex is to take notice hereof.
Prisoners sent to Hull.
Ordered, That Captain Pilgrim, Captain of the Hind, going in Convoy of Ammunition to Hull, do take aboard him Colonel Goring, and convoy him to Hull, and there deliver him to the Lord Fairefaxe; and that Rich. Hill, Master of the Desire of Hull, wherein the Ammunition is laden that is going to Hull, do take aboard him Sir Jo. Goodrick, and deliver him to the Lord Fairefaxe at Hull: And Mr. Stockdale is required to send with each of them a Man of Trust, to attend them: And the Lieutenant of the Tower is required to deliver them accordingly.
Ordered, That the Trained Bands of Horse and Foot of the Counties of Middlesex, Herts, and Essex, shall march to such Place as my Lord General shall direct; and the Deputy Lieutenants of these respective Counties are forthwith to repair to my Lord General, to give out their Warrants accordingly.
Ordered, That Mr. Recorder and Mr. Reynolds be added to the Committee for Sutton's Hospital: And That Committee is to meet when and where they please.
Message to Lords.
Sir Christopher Yelverton went up to the Lords with the Order concerning the Trained Bands: The Ordinance for Turner and others: And was to desire the Lords to pass the Ordinance concerning Intelligence.
Ordered, That the Gentlemen of the several and respective Counties, assessed to bring in a Body of Horse, by the late Ordinance, do meet this Afternoon, and examine and see where the Obstruction is that the Horses are not brought in accordingly; and report where the Default is: And where the Default shall appear, Horses shall be raised in a double Proportion: And my Lord General shall be desired to send Horse to raise them accordingly.
Speaker to leave the Chair.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker shall come out of the Chair every Day peremptorily at Twelve of Clock, and hear no new Motions after that Time.
Ordered, That the Committee of Sequestrations of Lords and Commons do give Order for the clearing of the Estate of Sir Wm. Morley in Sussex, according to the Composition made with him.
Message to Lords.
Ordered, That a Message be sent to the Lords, to desire them to send up for my Lord Willoughby of Parham, and to join with this House to recommend his Lordship to my Lord General, to bestow upon him some Employment of Honour in this Army.
Sir Anthony Irby went up to the Lords with this Message: And was likewise desired to desire a Conference concerning some Papers that shew the Rise of Popery, and Advancements of Papists in the Kingdoms of England and Ireland.
Answers from Lords.
Sir Christopher Yelverton brings Answer, that the Lords do agree to the Order for the Trained Bands of Middlesex, Herts and Essex; and to the Ordinance concerning Intelligence: And as to the Ordinance for Repayment of Forty thousand Pound to Mr. Turner and other, for Cloaths sent into Ireland.
Sir Anthony Irby brings Answer, that the Lords do agree to the recommending of my Lord Willoughby to some Employment of Honour in this Army; and to a present Conference in the Painted Chamber.
Ordered, That the Informations of Francis and Roger Gibbes, Under Keepers of Marowbone Park, concerning Woods cut in that Park, contrary to the Ordinance . . . . . . .
Committee for Accounts.
Ordered, That the Committee for Accounts shall have Power to put under Restraint, till they can inform the House, such Persons as they shall find good Cause for to be restrained.
Recruiting the Army.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Safety do take care to recruit my Lord General's Army.
Ordered, The Committee for the Scotch Reformadoes do meet To-morrow at Three Clock, in the Court of Wards.
Ordered, The Petition of Widow Clerke be recommended to Mr. Hoyle, for some Relief, in some convenient Time.
Seizing Money, &c.
Ordered, That the Warrants given by the close Committee unto Captain Birch, to seize the Monies and Goods going to Bristoll and Worcester, &c.; and the Monies and Goods of the Malignants of Bristoll and Worcester, &c. be recalled and taken up; and the Forty-three Pounds Ten Shillings, taken by the said Captain, from Wm. Coles the Factor, be restored again.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and Dr. Aylett;
The Lords desire this Conference may be at Three of Clock.
They have likewise sent you the Petition from Baron Trevor: He has put in his Answer, according to his Petition: And the Lords are ready to proceed against him, when it shall be demanded.
The Petition was read.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; that this House has considered their Lordships Message: And as to the Conference, they have sent Answer by Messengers of their own; And are ready to proceed when the Lords . . . . the Time.
Ordered, That the Committee for plundered Ministers shall have Power to enquire after malignant Schoolmasters.
Mr. Moore brings Answer, that the Lords do agree to the present Repair of the Lord Denbigh to his Charge: And for the Time and Conveniency of his going, leave it to my Lord General.
Relief of Glocester.
An Ordinance for the borrowing of some Monies, upon the publick Faith, that lie useless in Sutton's Hospital, and applying them to the Relief of Glocester, was this Day read; and, by Vote upon the Question, assented unto; and sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence, by Serjeant Wilde.
Mr. Strod is appointed to go to the Lords, to acquaint them, that the granting of the Conference this Afternoon, at Three of Clock, would destroy the Sitting of all Committees; and therefore to desire the Conference may be at such other Time as they shall think fit.
Walker's, &c. Petition.
The humble Petition of Clement Walker, Prisoner in the Tower; and Wm. Prynne Esquire; was this Day read; and ordered to be referred unto my Lord General, to do therein as he shall think fit.
Mr. Strode brings Answer, that the Lords do agree to a present Conference.
Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Wheeler, and Mr. Robert Goodwyn, are appointed Managers of this Conference: And are to desire the Lords to appoint a Committee to meet with a Committee of a proportionable Number of this House, to consider what is fit to be done with these Papers.
Assembly of Divines.
Ordered, That the Committee, upon the Petition of the Divines of the Assembly, shall have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records, &c.
Providing for Army.
Ordered, That Mr. Noble do take the Chair of the Committee where Mr. Robert Goodwyn had the Chair, concerning the providing for my Lord General's Army.
Ordered, That Mr. Ask be specially recommended to my Lord Mayor and Aldermen, and to whom else it doth belong, to be elected one of the Four Pleaders, in the room of Mr. Downehall, now a Prisoner to the Parliament.
Money for Ireland.
Ordered, That the Monies consigned to my Lord Marquis of Oxmond into Ireland; be staid and brought back again.
Mr. Reynolds and Mr. Goodwyn are to take care of this Business.
Person sent for.
Ordered, That Mr. Alexander be sent for in safe Custody by the Serjeant.
Ordered, That the Committee at Grocers Hall, for Irish Affairs, do give Account to the Committee of the Houses for Irish Affairs, what Monies they have received and disbursed; and to whom; and to what Places any Monies or Goods have been consigned by them: And that the Committee of the House have Power to examine Mr. Alexander touching such Things as they shall think fit: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, &c.
Proceedings against Marquis of Winchester.
A Warrant of the Marquis of Winchester, to levy Monies, was read.
Resolved, &c. That the Marquis of Winchester's Estate shall be forthwith sequestred; and that it to be recommended to the Committee for Sequestrations, where his Estate lies, to put the same in Execution.
Resolved, &c. That the Marquis of Winchester be accused of High Treason: And Mr. Browne is to bring in a Charge against him.
The humble Petion of Edmund Peisley, Citizen and Grocer of London, is especially recommended to the Commissioners of the Admiralty, for his Relief, as in his Petition is desired.
An Order for sequestring the Rents and Profits of the Vicarage of the Parish Church of Ospringe, in the County of Kent, whereof John Millington was late Vicar, to the Use of Thomas Cater Master of Arts, a godly, learned, and orthodox Divine; who is hereby appointed and required to preach every Lord's Day there; and take care for Discharge of the Cure of that Place, in all the Duties thereof; and to receive the Profits thereof, until further Order shall be taken by this House; was this Day read; and, by Vote upon the Question, assented unto.
An Order for sequestring the Rents and Profits of the Parsonage of Pancras in Soper Lane, London, whereof George Ecope was late Parson, to the Use of Christopher Good, Batchelor in Divinity; who is hereby required to preach every Lord's Day there; and take care for Discharge of the Cure of that Place, in all the Duties thereof; and to receive the Profits thereof, until further Order shall be taken by this House; was this Day read; and, by Vote upon the Question, assented unto.
An Order for sequestring the Rents and Profits of the Parish Church of Hitcham in Suffolk, whereof Mr. Lawrence Brittau was late Rector, to the Use of Miles Burket, Master of Arts, a godly, learned, and orthodox Divine; who is hereby required to preach every Lord's Day there; and take care for Discharge of the Cure of that Place, in all the Duties thereof; and to receive the Profits thereof, until further Order shall be taken by this House; was this Day read; and, by Vote upon the Question, assent . . unto.
Ordered, That Samuel Gosse do issue, out of the Monies that shall come to his Hands upon the Account of Distresses for the Twentieth Part, the Sum.. Two thousand Pounds, and pay the same unto Sir Gilbert Gerard Knight, Treasurer at Wars; who is hereby also required forthwith, upon Receipt thereof, or any Part thereof, to pay the same unto Colonel John Ven, or to such as he shall appoint, for and towards Satisfaction of the Arrears due to the Garison in Windsor Castle, upon Account: And this to be done in pursuance of former Orders for Payment of the said Sum; provided it hinder no former Assignments upon him the said Samuel Gosse.
Affairs of Lancaster.
Ordered, That Ralph Ashton, Richard Shuttleworth, John Moore, and Alexander Rigby, Esquires, Members of this House, shall take a perfect and strict Account of all Monies and Goods whatsoever, that have been received by any Persons, by virtue of any Order or Ordinance of both or either Houses of Parliament, or any other Power derived from Parliament, within the County of Lancaster; as also, how such Monies and Goods have been disbursed and bestowed; and to return the Account, fair written, unto the Clerk of the House of Commons; that so the said Accompt may be disposed of, as this House shall direct: And they are hereby authorized and required strictly to examine any Offence or Misdemeanors prejudicial to this House, or to the Peace and Safety of the County of Lancaster; whereof they shall give certain Notice unto the Committee of this House for Examinations; and shall, in the mean time, secure the Persons of such as they shall conceive fit to be secured.
Pass for Countess of Thanett.
Ordered, That the Countess of Thanett shall have Mr. Speaker's Warrant to go beyond Seas to her Husband, with her necessary Servants, whose Names are to be inserted in the Warrant, and necessary Baggage; provided she carry no prohibited Goods.