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 Jovis, 3 Octobris, 1644.
ORDERED, That the Committee of both Kingdoms do write unto Sir Hugh Cholmley; and require him, That he deliver up the Castle of Scarborough, whereof he is Commander, by a Day to be set by them; or else, that he is to expect no Mercy.
The humble Petition of Thomas Stockdale Esquire, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That Sir Thomas Widdrington do bring in an Ordinance for repairing Mr. Stockdale in the Losses and Injuries he hath sustained by Sir John Goodrick, and his Troop, and others, out of Sir John Goodrick's Estate: And that it be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to give Order for his Reparation, in pursuance of former Orders.
The humble Petition of Captain Thomas Maynard was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That, in Part of Payment of his Arrears due unto him upon Debenture, That the Petitioner shall have One hundred Pounds paid unto him, out of such Estate of Papists or Delinquents that shall be discovered by him, that is not before discovered; and such a one as shall appear to the Committee of Examinations, to be such a Delinquent.
Allowance to Lidcott.
The humble Petition of Rebecca Lidcott, late Wife of Captain Thomas Lidcott, deceased, was this Day read; and ordered to be referred to the Committee lately appointed for the Relief of such Widows whose Husbands died in the Parliament's Service; to afford her, out of the Monies assigned to that Committee, some Proportion of Allowance for her Subsistence.
Lister's &c. Maintenance.
The humble Petition of Sir Wm. Lister, of Thornton in Craven in the County of York, was this . . . read: And
It is Ordered, That the Committee of Sequestrations in the County of Middlesex, and Cities of Westminster and London, do provide the Petitioner a convenient House, and furnish it with convenient Houshold-stuff and Necessaries: And the Care hereof is especially recommended to Mr. Wheeler;
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Lister, the Lady Fairfax Wife of Sir Wm. Fairfax, and the Lady Fowles, shall have a convenient Maintenance, out of such concealed Estate of Papists or Delinquents not yet discovered, and as shall be discovered by them; for their present Support: Provided, That the Delinquency of the Persons be made to appear to the Committee of Examinations, before their Estates be granted away.
Allowance to Wilkinson.
The humble Petition of John Wilkinson, Doctor in Divinity, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations, to take speedy Care to settle some convenient Allowance upon the Petitioner, for his present Support, out of the Revenues belonging to the Colleges in the University of Oxon; or to the Cathedral of Windsore.
Mr. Ashurst, Mr. Bond, Mr. Pelham, Sir Anthony Irby, Mr. Solicitor, Sir Thomas Widdrington, Mr. Goodwyn, Mr. Holland, Mr. Vassall, Mr. Scawen, Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Knightley, Mr. Blakiston, Sir Sam. Rolle, Sir Henry Vane, Sir John Hippisley, Mr. Selden, Mr. Bences ambo, Sir John Curson, Mr. Hill, Mr. Nicoll, Sir Ben. Rudyard, Sir Wm. Strickland, Sir Tho. Soames, Sir Edw. Boies, Mr. Fynes, Mr. Holles, Sir Robert Pye, Sir John Francklyn, Mr. Ashe, Mr. Rose, Mr. Rolle, Sir Symonds D'Ewes, Sir Edmond Fowell, Mr. Rous, Sir Christofer Wray, Mr. Cawley, Mr. Reynolds;
This Committee is appointed to consider of the several Petitions already presented to the House; and to present them in such Order to the House, as may be for the speediest Dispatch of them: And are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber.
Ordered, That the House do sit on Tuesday next in the Afternoon, to take into Consideration private Petitions.
Ordered, That the Committee for the King's Revenue, do furnish the Committee for Reformation of my Lord General's Army, with Twenty Pounds, for defraying of incident Charges that shall happen to that Committee, for sending of Messengers to the Armies, upon Occasion.
Ordered, That the Committee for Reforming of my Lord General's Army shall have Power to examine and inquire into all such Persons as have endeavoured, or do endeavour, to do ill Offices between the Parliament and my Lord General; or between the Parliament and my Lord General's Army.
Convoy for Cloaths, &c.
Ordered, That the Convoy for Cloaths and Arms sent to my Lord General's Army, be paid by Sir Gilbert Gerard, Treasurer at Wars, out of the Monies assigned to my Lord General's Army.
Sir Henry Vane reported a Letter from my Lord General, from Portesmouth, of September the 30th, 1644; and a Letter from Sir Wm. Waller from Shaftesbury, of the same Date.
Letter to Barclay.
Ordered, That Mr. Dowse shall have Liberty to write to Sir John Barclay, Governor of Exon, concerning some Monies owing unto him by the said Sir John Barclay; he first shewing his Letter to the Chairman of the Committee for Examinations.
Ordered, That the Committee of both Kingdoms do take care to appoint a Convoy for convoying the Train of Artillery, so much as will be presently ready; as likewise the Money for my Lord General's Army: And that they give Order to the Waggon Master, and Commissary of the Carriages, that Carriages, and Draught Horses, may be prepared, and in a Readiness, for this Service.
Propositions for Peace.
Ordered, That the House, every Day at Ten of Clock, do take into Consideration the Propositions for a safe and well-grounded Peace, until the same shall be dispatched: And that Mr. Speaker do put the House in mind hereof.
Sheriffs acting against Parliament.
Resolved, &c. That all Sheriffs of the several and respective Counties that have raised the Posse Comitatus against the Parliament, shall be named; to be excepted in the Fifth Qualification, to be exempted from Employment (fn. a).
Advance from Excise.
Whereas John Towse Esquire, Alderman of the City of London, and the rest of the Commissioners of Excise, for Supply of my Lord General, the Earl of Essex, his Army, have advanced and lent the Sum of Ten thousand Pounds; Be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons, in Parliament assembled, and by Authority of the same, That the said Commissioners of Excise shall and may satisfy and reimburse themselves of the said Ten thousand Pounds, with Interest after the Rate of Eight per Cent. for so long Time as they shall be out of the same, or any Part thereof, out of such Intervals of Receipts as shall happen between such times as other Ordinances already assigned upon the Excise shall not fall due; or, in Default of such Intervals, shall and may repay themselves in such Order and Course, as this Ordinance, according to its Date, doth take place: And shall not, by other Order or Ordinance of one or both Houses of Parliament, be secluded from satisfying and reimbursing themselves accordingly: And that the said Ten thousand Pounds be paid unto Sir Gilbert Gerard Treasurer at Wars: Whose Receipt shall be a sufficient Discharge for the Payment thereof.
Whereas, by an Ordinance of Parliament of the Six-and-twentieth of March last, intituled, An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons, in Parliament assembled, for the speedy Completing and Maintaining of the Army under the immediate Command of Robert Earl of Essex, Lord General of the Forces raised by the Parliament; it was ordered, That, for the Maintenance and Payment of the said Army, and for Provision of Arms and Ammunition for the Kingdom, there should be, for the Space of Four Months, to commence from the Twentieth Day of March 1643, accounting Twenty-eight Days to the Month, charged and levied upon the Cities of London and Westminster, the Hamlets of the Tower, the Borough of Southwark, and all other Parishes and Places within the Lines of Communication, and Weekly Bills of Mortality, the Sum of Six thousand Nine hundred Sixty-two Pounds Four Shillings; and in the County of Middlesex, without the said Limits, the Sum of One thousand Fourscore Pounds and Eleven Shillings; the said Sums to be levied, collected, and paid unto Sir Gilbert Gerard Treasurer at Wars, at such Times, and in such Manner, as in and by the said Ordinance is mentioned and expressed: And whereas there is of the said Sums Nine thousand Seven hundred Pounds, or thereabouts, partly remaining in the Hands of the said Sir Gilbert Gerard, and others authorized to receive the same; and partly yet remaining uncollected, and in Arrear: The Lords and Commons, in Parliament now assembled, do Ordain, That so much thereof as hath, by the said Sir Gilbert Gerard, been received, and still remains in his Hands, and so much of the said Arrears by him, by virtue of the said Ordinance, to be received, as will make up the said Sum of Nine thousand Pounds, shall, by the said Sir Gilbert Gerard, be paid over unto Sir Walter Erle Knight, Lieutenant of the Ordnance, for and towards the Providing of a new Train of Artillery, with the Necessaries thereunto belonging, for the Army now under the said Lord General's Command: Whose Acquittance, or Note of the Receipt thereof, shall, unto the said Sir Gilbert Gerard, be a sufficient Discharge. And the said Lords and Commons do hereby enjoin all and every such Persons as, by the formerly recited Ordinance, are appointed to collect and levy the said Arrears, forthwith to proceed effectually therein; and to make Payment of the same unto the said Sir Gilbert Gerard, in such manner as in and by the first recited Ordinance is limited and appointed.
Sheriffs acting against Parliament.
William Kingsman Esquire, late Sheriff of Hants.
Sir Edward Foord, late Sheriff of Sussex.
Sir John Penruddock and Sir George Vaughan, late Sheriff of Wilts.
Franc. Bassett, late Sheriff of Cornwall.
Sir John Wilde, late Sheriff of Shropshire.
Sir Robert Lee, late Sheriff of Warwick.
Sir John Pate, late Sheriff of Leicester.
Mr. John Akeland, late Sheriff of Devon.
Edmund Windham, late Sheriff of Somerset.
Sir John Fitzharbert, late Sheriff of Derby.
Sir Edward Lawrence, late Sheriff of Dorset.
Sir Ralph Dutton, late Sheriff of Gloucester.
Henry Lingen, late Sheriff of Hereford.
Sir Wm. Russell, late Sheriff of Worcester.
Tho. Lee Esquire, of Addlington, late Sheriff of Cheshire.
Sir John Girlington, late Sheriff of Lancashire.
Sir Pawle Neale, a late Commissioner of Array in Yorkshire.
Sir Wm. Tirrell, late Sheriff of Lincoln.
Sir Thomas Liddell, a late Commissioner of Array in the County of Duresme.
Gilbert Swinhoe Esquire, late Sheriff of Northumberland.
Sir Phil. Musgrave, a Principal Commissioner of Array in the County of Westmorland.
Sir John Digby, late Sheriff of Nottingham.
Sir Henry Fletcher, late Sheriff of Cumberland.
Sir Richard Minshall, a Commissioner of Array in the County of Bucks.
Mr. Lawrence Halsted, of the County of Bucks.