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, Novembris 6, 1644.
Earl of Denbigh's Association.
ORDERED, That the Members of this House for the Earl of Denbigh's Association do meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Committee Chamber; and report on Friday Morning, so much as is determined at that Committee.
An Ordinance for making Michaell Oldisworth Esquire, a Member of this House, Register of the Prerogative Court, was this Day read a Second time: And,
Ordered, That it, together with the Petitions of Mr. Jo. Abbott, and Mr. Hen. Parker, be committed unto the Consideration of Mr. Hill, Mr. Knightley, Sir Wm. Lewes, Mr. Recorder, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Jennour, Mr. Pelham, Lord Grey, Sir Simonds D' Ewes, Mr. Bond, Mr. Serle, Sir Rich. Onslowe, Mr. Ashherst, Mr. Nicoll, Sir Edm. Fowell, Mr. Grimston, Mr. Scawen, Mr. Cage, Mr. Bainton, Mr. Dowse, Sir Tho. Woodhouse, Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Buller, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Mr. Whittacre: And are to meet To-morrow at Two post Meridiem, in the Exchequer Chamber: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records, &c.
Mr. Pelham reports, from the Committee, the Amendments to the Ordinance concerning Crowland: The which were twice read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and the Ordinance so amended passed, upon the Question: And the Ordinance ordered to be sent unto the Lords, for their Concurrence, by Mr. Pelham.
Resolved, &c. That Two hundred and Ninety Pounds be paid unto Sir Walth. Erle Knight, Lieutenant of the Ordnance, or such as he shall appoint to receive the same, upon Account, out of Haberdashers Hall, for providing of Five Ton of Match with the Cask, Five Ton of Bullet, with the Cask and Carriages complete, for Culverin, to be sent to the Armies: And that likewise there be paid unto him, upon Account, out of Haberdashers Hall, Twentyeight Pounds, for providing of One Ton of Match, with the Cask, for the Garison at Windesore Castle.
Resolved, &c. That the Word " civil," in the Order carried up to the Lords on the First of November, concerning Newcastle, shall be left out: And that the Lords Concurrence be desired.
An Ordinance for the Disposing of the Goods of one Mr. Antho. Carew, a Papist, at Cambden House, at the Rate they were appraised at, was read; but nothing done upon it.
Ordered, That the Members of this House, that serve for the several Counties, do with Speed present unto this House Three Names, of each several County, of such Persons out of whom they think fit to have One to be elected for a Sheriff.
Kent Committees, &c.
An Ordinance for the joint-acting by the Committees of the County of Kent, and the Committees for Canterbury, and other Corporations of that County, was read twice; and, upon the Question, committed unto Colonel Long, Mr. Bond, Sir Edw. Masters, Mr. Cage, Sir Tho. Walsingam, Sir Hum. Tufton, Mr. Knightley, Mr. Asheherst, Mr. Holles, Sir Norton Knachbull, Sir Peter Wentworth, Sir Hen. Vane, Mr. Browne, Mr. Holland, Sir Chr. Yelverton, Mr. Harbert, Lord Gray, Alderman Soames, Sir Sam. Roll, Mr. Dowse, Mr. Ric. Browne, Mr. Wheeler, Captain Nutt: And this Committee, or any Six of them, are appointed to meet To-morrow, in the Exchequer Chamber, at Two of the Clock: And Sir Thomas Walsingham is to take care thereof.
An Ordinance for adding of Names to the Committees for Sequestrations in Kent, was read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent up to the Lords for their Concurrence, by Sir Tho. Walsingham.
Ordered, That it be recommended to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to take special Care, that a sufficient Strength be left about Basing: And that the Regiment of Colonel Ludlow be speedily sent down into Wilteshire, for the better Defence of that County: And it is further recommended to that Committee to take care for the County of Wiltes.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Holles brings Answer, That the Lords have nominated Two Lords, concerning the Letters from Newcastle, and the Votes thereupon; and do agree to the Ordinance for maimed Soldiers; and, to the rest, will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Letters from Newcastle.
Mr. Holles, Mr. Tate, Mr. Strode, Mr. Rouse, are appointed to meet with a proportionable Number of the Lords, concerning the Letters from Newcastle, and Vote thereupon, to go to the Assembly.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Ashurst brings Answer, That the Lords do agree for the giving of Thanks To-morrow, for the Surrender of Liverpoole; and to the Amendment to the Ordinance for Middlesex.
Lincolushire Petition, &c.
The House being informed, That divers Lincolnshire Gentlemen were at the Door;
They were called in; and presented a humble Petition and Remonstrance of the Commons in Lincolnshire.
And, after they had withdrawn, the Petition and Remonstrance were read.
Ordered, That this Petition and Remonstrance be referred to the Members of the House, for the Earl of Manchester's Association: And Sir John Wray, Sir Christofer Wray, and Sir Anthony Irby, are appointed to go forth, to receive the Names of those that do present and avow this Petition.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Pelham went up to the Lords with the Ordinance concerning Crowland; the Vote concerning the Word " civil," to be left out in the Order concerning Newcastle; and to desire a Conference, by Committees of both Houses, concerning the Propositions for a safe and well-grounded Peace.
The House being informed, that divers Gentlemen of the County of Leicester were at the Door, who desired to present a Petition to the House;
They were called in; and did prefer their Petition.
The which was read; and ordered to be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of both Kingdoms.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Pelhame brings Answer, that the Lords will take the Ordinance concerning Crowland into speedy Consideration; and do agree to the leaving out of the Word " civil," in the Order concerning Newcastle; and will give a present Meeting at a free Conference concerning the Propositions.
Transactions with France.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Robert Rich and Mr. Page;
The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you certain Papers and Instruments they have received from the French Resident; and some Examinations concerning the same Papers; and desire that these Papers may be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Lords and Commons, appointed to meet with the States Ambassadors: And that That Committee may meet this Afternoon, at Three of Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House hath considered their Lordships Message; and do agree to the referring of the Papers from the French Resident to the Committee, as is desired; and have enjoined the Members of this House, that are of that Committee, to attend this Afternoon, at Three of Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings, as is desired.
The House went up to the Conference.
Earl of Denbigh's Association.
Ordered, That the Members of this House, that are of the Committee for my Lord Denbigh's Association, do meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Committee Chamber, upon the Order this Day made concerning that Business.
Ordered, That Mr. Ashurst and Mr. Nicoll do return Thanks to Mr. Burges and Mr. Herle, for the Pains they took in the Sermons they preached at the Intreaty of this House, Yesterday, the Fifth of November: And that they desire them to print their Sermons; with the usual Privilege.
Ashton, &c. Ministers.
Ordered, That Mr. Ashurst do bring in an Ordinance for the providing Maintenance for preaching Ministers at the several Chapels of Ashton, Newton, and Newchurch, within the Parish of Winwick in the County of Lancaster, out of the Profits of the Rectory of Winwick.
Mr. Browne reports the Amendments to the Ordinance concerning Tythes: Which were read; and assented unto: And
Ordered, That a Conference be desired with the Lords: And this Ordinance, with the Amendments, delivered at this Conference.
Mr. Samuell Browne and Mr. Selden are appointed Managers of this Conference.
Money due to Southampton.
Ordered, That the Order for Payment of the Monies due to the Town of Southampton, Mr. Cholmley, and Mr. Steward, out of the Monies that come in at the Committee of Accounts, be sent unto the Lords, for their Concurrence.
Whereas there is great Want of Committees for Sequestrations within the County of Kent: Be it Declared and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons, in Parliament assembled, That the Persons hereafter mentioned, that is to say, Mr. John Holland, Mr. Wm. Say, Mr. John Gouldwell, Mr. John Twistleton, Mr. Wm. Bothby, Mr. John Seyliard junior, Mr. John Polhill of Atwood, Mr. George Nicolson, Mr. Henry Jolles, Captain Bowles, Mr. Philip Ward senior, Mr. Wm. Skynner, Mr. Thomas Chapman, Captain Wardgate, Captain Skevington, Mr. Michaell Belk, Mr. Francis Romney, Mr. Edw. Osborne, Mr. George Kadwell of Rolvenden, Mr. Weevill senior of Wye, Mr. Weevill junior, Mr. Thomas Bois of Wilborough, Mr. Edward Awher, Mr. John Dixwell, Mr. Weevill of Rumney, Mr. Glover of Lidd, Mr. Peter Peak, Mr. Foche of Thanett, be added to the Number of Committees for Sequestrations, within the said County of Kent; and be enabled in all Points, to execute the several Ordinances for Sequestration within the said County, as any other Committees formerly authorized and appointed, may or might have done, by virtue of the said Ordinances, or any of them.