Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 4, 1644-1646. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Mercurii, Maii 21 1645.
THE humble Petition of Elizabeth Hobart, the Relict of Miles Hobart Esquire, was this Day read. And It is thereupon Ordered, That the Master and Council of his Majesty's Court of Wards and Liveries be and are hereby required to stay Process against the Person, Lands, and Estate, of the said Elizabeth Hobarte, and the other Securities, for any Monies in Charge there against her, until this House give further Order.
Ordered, That Sir Anthony Irby be referred to the Committee of Accompts, to examine and perfect his Accompts: And that the Committee of Accompts do speed Sir Anthony Irbye's Accompts; and do forthwith certify the State of them to the House.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Revenue, to state the Case of Sir Anthony Irby, and of other the Members of Parliament, concerning any Monies due from him or them to the Court of Wards; and to report the same to the House on this Day Sevennight.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth consent unto, and approve of, the Exchange of Colonel Fielding, Prisoner to the Parliament's Forces, for Lieutenant-Colonel Buffett, Major Champnes, Captain Bowell, and Captain Ellingsworth, Prisoners to the King's Forces.
Sir Sam. Rolle reports a Letter, which he was ordered to prepare, to be sent from Sir Tho. Fairefax to the Commander in Chief of the Enemy's Forces in the West, concerning the violating Articles towards Prisoners, that were made upon the Surrender of divers Towns in the West: The which Letter was read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent to Sir Tho. Fairefaxe, to be by him sent to the Commander in Chief of the Enemy's Forces in the West.
And it is re-committed unto the same Committee, to consider, How Monies may be raised for a constant Pay to the Garisons of Cambridge, Lynne, Hunt', and NewportPagnall, upon a settled Establishment; and likewise, How to reduce the said Garisons to a less Expence, for the Ease of the Counties; providing withal for the Safety and Defence of the said Counties: And that Mr. Samuel Browne be added as to the Reducing of the Garison of NewportPagnall.
Resolved, &c. That the Train of Artillery, Horse, Arms, and Ammunition, bought with the Associate Monies, not already disposed of, or designed for Sir Thomas Fairfax' Army, or otherwise, by Order of the House, be secured at Lynn and Cambridge, for the Use of the said Association.
Resolved, &c. That the Standing-Committees in the several Counties of the said Association be continued: And that the particular Persons, in the respective Counties hereafter mentioned, be added to the Committees of the said Counties, for the Execution of the Ordinances for the Scotts, and for Sir Thomas Fairfax' Army.
|Joseph Dalton, Mayor of Hertford,|
Resolved, &c. That One hundred Pounds per mensem be allowed to the Committee of the Eastern Association sitting at Cambridge, for their Salary, and their Clerks, according to the Order of the House of Commons; and for other emergent Charges and Incidents, upon Account.
Resolved, &c. That this Hundred Pounds per mensem be laid proportionably upon the several Associate Counties; and to be paid out of the Third-Part of the Sequestrations already granted to the said Counties.
Ordered, That it be re-committed to the Committee of the Association, to consider of the Providing of One thousand Pounds, for Fortifying of the Isle of Ely; and to find out, How any Monies, designed or lent for that Purpose, have been disposed; and in whose Hands the same are; and what Soldiers are or have been kept there.
Ordered, That these Several Sums of Two hundred Pounds, Three hundred Pounds, and Two hundred Pounds, be provided and raised out of the Arrears of that Association, by the Treasurers of the said Association: And that it be referred to the Committee of the Association, to take care, and give Order, That these particular Sums may be speedily raised and employed, according to these particular Orders.
The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you this Petition: It is from the Earl of Stamford: And the Lords do in a special Manner recommend it to this House; in respect of the great Wants of this Noble Lord, and his many faithful Services to the Parliament.
Mr. Selden, Mr. Browne, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Rowse, Mr. Ellis, Mr. Holles, Sir Christ. Wray, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Bainton, Sir Christ. Yelverton, Mr. Peirpoint, Sir Phil. Stapilton, Sir Roger North, Mr. Prideaux, Sir John Evelyn, Mr. Hill, Sir Wm. Lewes, Sir John Clotworthy;
This Committee, or any Four of them, is to examine the Relation made, by the Command of this House, by Sir Arthur Hasilrig, concerning an Assault made upon him by the Earl of Stamford: And have Power to send for Parties, .... Witnesses: And Sir Arthur Hasilrig is appointed to attend the Committee, and to make the like Relation to this Committee, this Afternoon: And are to meet this Afternoon at Two of Clock, in the Exchequer-Chamber; and to make Report of it To-morrow Morning: And the Care hereof is especially recommended to Mr. Samuel Browne.
Ordered, That Sir Arthur Hasilrig be injoined to keep the Peace between the Earl Stamford and him; and not to send or receive any Challenge: And, if any Challenge shall be sent, that presently he acquaint Mr. Speaker therewith.
Resolved, &c. That the Lords be desired, by a Message, to injoin the Earl of Stamford to keep the Peace between him and Sir Arthur Hasilrig; and not to send or receive any Challenge: And, if any Challenge shall be sent, that presently he acquaint the Speaker of the House of Peers therewith.
Ordered, That the Information given in by Mr. Nathanael Stephens, concerning some concealed Plate, Jewels, and Money, be referred to the Examination of the Committee at Haberdashers-Hall: And that the Moiety of the Proceed thereof shall be employed for the Service of the Forces of Gloucester: And that, out of the other Moiety, Major Owen Oconnaly shall have Two hundred Pounds, to be deducted out of the Arrears due unto the said Major Oconnaly, upon the Pension of Two hundred Pounds per Annum, granted by this House to the said Major Oconnaly, during Life.
It is Ordered, That Major Owen Oconnaly shall have presently paid unto him Two hundred Pounds, as Part of the Arrear due unto him upon his Pension of Two hundred Pounds per Annum, out of the Discovery this Day informed of by Mr. Nathanael Stephens, if it may there be had; or otherwise, if it cannot be had there, out of the first Monies that shall come in upon the next Discovery.
BE it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons, in Parliament assembled, That Major Owen Oconnaly shall have Two hundred Pounds yearly paid him, during his Life, out of the old Customs, on the Twenty-fourth of June, and on the Twenty-fourth of December, by equal Portions: And the Acquittance of him, or his Assigns, shall be a sufficient Discharge to such as are, or shall be, appointed for receiving and issuing the said old Customs: Who are required to take due Care, that the said Pension be Constantly paid from henceforth to the said Owen Oconnaly, according to the true Intent and Meaning of this Order. Provided, That this shall not prejudice any former legal Grant; but shall take place in his due Course.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of Mary late Countess of Dorsett, and of the Lord Buckhurst, thereunto annexed, be referred and recommended to the Consideration of the Committee for the Family of the King's Children.
Ordered, That Mr. Samuel Browne do make his Report concerning the Business of Accompts To-morrow Morning: And that the Instructions in Mr. Scawen's Hands be delivered by him to Mr. Browne; to be inserted by him into the Ordinance concerning Accompts.
Ordered, That One hundred Pounds shall be paid out of Haberdashers-Hall to Major Peter Baxter, Captain of Hurst-Castle, upon Account: And that a Hundred Pounds more shall be paid him out of the next Discovery that shall be made, upon a Recommendation from Mr. Speaker, of any Delinquent's Estate.