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 Sabbati, 22 Aprilis, 1643.
Warrant to Lady Fen.
RESOLVED, That the Lady Fen shall have Mr. Speaker's Warrant to go to Oxon, with her Daughter-in-law, Three Men Servants, Two Maid Servants, a Hackney Coach, and Four Horses, and Two Horses of her own.
Stainford Rivers Minister.
An Ordinance for Sequestring the Rents and Profits of the Parish Church of Stainford Rivers in the County of Essex, whereof Dr. Meredith is Parson, into the Hands of certain Sequestrators, named in the said Ordinance, to the Use and Benefit of Matthew Elliston Master of Arts, a godly, learned, and orthodox Divine; who is thereby required to preach every Lord's Day, and to officiate as Parson; and to take care for the Discharge of the Cure of the said Place, in all the Duties thereof, until further Order shall be taken, by both Houses of Parliament; was this Day read; and by Vote, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent in to the Lords for their...
An Ordinance for Sequestring the Rents and Profits of the Parsonage of Lambourne in the County of Essex, whereof Dr. Lodowick Weames is Parson, into the Hands of certain Sequestrators, named in the said Ordinance, to the Use and Advantage of Gamaliel Carr Master of Arts, a godly, learned, and orthodox Divine; who is thereby required to preach every Lord's Day, and to officiate as Parson, and to take care for the Discharge of the Cure of the said Place, in all the Duties thereof, until further Order shall be taken by both Houses of Parliament; was this Day read; and, by Vote upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Affairs of Essex.
A Letter from Mr. Long, of the Seventh of April, from Essex, concerning his Proceedings in the County of Essex, and some Imputations laid upon him, and his Proceedings there, by some very ill-affected People, was this Day read; and ordered to be referred to the Consideration of the Deputy Lieutenants and Committee for the County of Essex: And that the Alnage Money, remaining in his Hands, be forthwith returned up hither to the Treasurers at Guildhall; to be disposed of according as the House shall order.
Treaty with the King.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to consider of the whole Matter of the Treaty, do meet, this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the inner Court of Wards: And all the Members of the Committee are required to take Notice hereof.
A Letter from Lord Fairefax, from Leeds, of the Seventeenth of April, relating the besieging of Leeds by the Earl of Newcastle's Forces, and the Proceedings there, during the Siege, &c. was this Day read:
That this Letter be delivered unto the Lords, at a Conference: And the Lords desired, that a Letter may go from both Houses, with Thanks to my Lord Fairefax for his great Services, and an Acknowledgment of them; and that the Committee for the Safety do, this Afternoon, meet, and consider of sending a Supply of Forces to my Lord Fairefax; and that they make Report of their Proceedings herein, on Monday Morning.
Money for Army Services.
Mr. Gourdon, Sir Martin Lister, Mr. Hoyle, Mr. Wasthall, Mr. Darley, Sir H. Mildmay, are appointed to consider of procuring the Three thousand Pounds, payable to Sir H. Manwood, a Prisoner in Windesor Castle; and to apply it to the Succour of my Lord Fairefaxe.
Ordered, That Sir David Watkins, and Serjeant Clerke, do pay the Six hundred and Fifty Pounds in their Hands, (whereof Four hundred Pounds is due for Wardship of the Body . . one Smyth, a Ward, and Two hundred and Fifty Pounds for Rents due on our Lady-day last) into the Hands of the Treasurers, upon the Propositions, in London; who are required to pay the same to Sir Gilb. Gerard, Treasurer at Wars; to be employed for the Relief of the Northern Forces: And that as well the said Sir David Watkins and Serjeant Clerke, as likewise the Ward, shall be saved harmless, and secured, for so doing, by Ordinance of both Houses: And Mr. Hill is to speak with Sir David Watkins concerning this Business; and to bring in an Ordinance to this Purpose, on Monday Morning.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Perusal of Warrants for the Disposal of Monies, to consider of Two thousand Pounds, to be paid out of the Monies, that shall be raised upon the weekly Assessments to be sent to my Lord Fairefax, and to be employed to no other Purpose; and this to be done with the best Accommodation, and the least Prejudice to other Warrants, as may be.
Ordered, That Captain Leigh do pay the Two hundred Pounds of the Lord Tenham's, a Papist, seized by the Deputy Lieutenants of Kent, at Rochester, and now in his Hands, to the Treasurers for Plate and Monies at Guildhall; to be by them forthwith paid over to the Treasurer at Wars; and by him, paid upon Account, to the Lord Fairefax his Agent, for Relief of the Army under the Command of the Lord Fairefax, and to no other Use.
Letter from Lord Fairefax.
Sir H. Anderson went up to the Lords to desire, at this Conference, that they might acquaint the Lords with a Letter from the Lord Fairefax.
Sir H. Anderson brings Answer, that the Lords do agree, that at this Conference the Letter from the Lord Fairefax may be communicated.
Bill of Ireland.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Aylett and Dr. Heath;
That whereas the Lords Yesterday desired a Conference, concerning Sheriff Langham, they desire, that, at the same time, they may have a free Conference, concerning the Bill of Ireland.
Mr. Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Pym, Mr. Waller, Sir Simonds D' Ewes, Mr. Sam. Browne, Mr. Whittlock, are appointed Managers, and Reporters of this Conference.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; that this House has considered their Lordships Message; and do consent to a free Conference, at this time, concerning the Bill of Ireland.
Mr. Serjeant Wilde reports from the free Conference, that, upon the Lords conferring with them, and hearing the Reasons this House offered, for their Clerk to bear the Style of "the Clerk of the Parliament," the Lords do agree, it should stand thus; "the Clerk of the Parliament, appointed for the Commons House:"
The which was read; and, by Vote, the Bill ordered to be so amended: And was so amended accordingly.
Money for Army Services, &c.
Ordered, That the Cloths consigned to Mr. Packe of London, from one Mr. Stamp of Readinge, shall be forthwith sold, and delivered to Mr. Packe; who is hereby required to pay the Monies for the same into the Hands of the Treasurers for Subscriptions; who are required to pay the same into the Hands of Sir Gilbert Gerard, Treasurer at Wars, for the Use of the Lord Fairfaxe, for the Relief of the Northern Counties, and for no other Use: And this House will save the said Mr. Packe harmless: And Mr. Ashe is desired to see the Cloths sold - to the best Value; and the Committee for the Safety is desired to grant their Warrants, for Payment of the same, to Mr. White, Agent for the Lord Fairfaxe.
Ordered, That the Committee for Examinations do call before them such Persons in London, as have bought any Cloths, which came from Readinge; or that have received into their Custody any Cloths from thence; and to inquire, to whom these Cloths did belong: And they have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, and Writings; and to consider of any other Way for the providing of Monies for the Lord Fairfaxe, for the Maintenance of the Northern Army.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth declare, that they intend to borrow the Thousand Pounds, remaining in the Hands of the Treasurers, upon the Bill of the Four first Subsidies; and that they will give Order to repay the said Thousand Pounds out of the Monies, which shall come in upon the Act of Four hundred thousand Pounds: And this House will save the said Treasurers harmless, for the Payment of the said Thousand Pounds, according to the Warrant in that Behalf, and the former Order of this House.
Ordered, That One thousand Five hundred Pounds of the Monies raised in the County of Essex, by Mr. Long, be paid over to Sir Gilbert Gerard, Treasurer at Wars; who is required forthwith, upon Receipt thereof, to pay the same over for the Use of the Lord Fairfax, to Mr. White, his Agent.
Warrants to go to Oxford.
Ordered, That Wm. Jephson Esquire, a Member of this House, Sir Rob. King, and Colonel Arthur Hill, shall have Mr. Speaker's Warrant to go to Oxford, with their Servants; they going upon Matters which concerns the Affairs of Ireland.
Ordered, That Sir Edw. Bagshawe have Mr. Speaker's Warrant to pass to Oxford, with One Servant; and to repass.
Mr. Pym reports the Conference concerning the Currans belonging to Sheriff Langham. And
It is Ordered, That it be resumed on Monday Morning.
Ordered, That Mr. Greene do write a Letter to the Earl of Warwicke, to continue a Restraint upon the Ship, which hath Currans in her, belonging to Sir Pet. Richaut.
Ordered, Mr. Nicolls do report, on Monday, the Devonshire Business.
Mr. Blunt, a Deputy Lieutenant in Kent, was called in; who delivered a Letter from the Committee at Rochester: Which was read: And
Ordered, That * Sommers and * Jacquer, now in the Serjeant's Custody, be forthwith committed to Newgate; there to remain during the Pleasure of this House.
Reflections on Parliament.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Rob. Honnywood shall be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent, for reproachful Speeches against the Parliament.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Examinations, to examine upon what Ground Jacquer was bailed.
Mr. Blunt was called in again; and had Thanks returned unto him, and to the rest of the Deputy Lieutenants for the County of Kent, for intercepting Jacker's Letter, wherein were such notorious Libels.
Ordered, That Colonel Venn do receive into his Custody, in the Castle of Windsor, the Persons of * * * * (being Persons removed from the Prison at Cambridge) and them to keep in safe Custody, till the Pleasure of this House be further known.
Ordered, Mr. Corbett do bring in the like Ordinance for Norfolke, as was for Hertfordshire, for the raising of Monies.