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.
Ordered, That the Business concerning Newcastle and the North be taken into Consideration, peremptorily, Tomorrow Morning.
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.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
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.
Sir Tho. Widdrington is desired to send this Letter to Sir Tho. Fairefaxe.
Sir Wm. Massam reports, from the Committee of the Association, divers Votes concerning the better Defence of That Association:
And That First Vote, concerning a Regiment of Horse to lie upon the Frontiers of the Association, was laid aside.
The Question being put, Whether the Garisons of Cambridge, Lynne, and Hunt', within the Eastern Association, should be maintained by constant Pay out of the Excise;
It passed with the Negative:
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.
For the County of Hertford;
|Joseph Dalton, Mayor of Hertford,|
Thomas Gipps, of Berry, Mr. Manninge.
Samuel Frybourne Esquire,
Colonel Thomas Ayloffe.
Mr. Joshua Greene,
Mr. Thomas Slaney.
For the County of Norfolke;
Sir Valentine Pell Knight, Vicecomes,
Thomas Waller Esquire,
For the County of Cambridge;
Mr. Reynolds of Triploe,
John Robson Gentleman,
Doctor Richard Stane,
For the County of Huntingdon;
Mr. Tirrell Jocelyn,
Mr. Robert Robson.
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 Association, to provide Three hundred Pounds, for perfecting the Works of the Garison of Lynn.
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 the Petition of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Common-Council, of the Town of Lynn-Regis, in the County of Norfolke, be referred to the Committee of the Eastern Association.
Resolved, &c. That Two hundred Pounds shall be presently provided for the Victualling of the Castle at Cambridge for One Month.
Resolved, &c. That Three hundred Pounds shall be presently provided for perfecting the Works about the said Castle.
Resolved, &c. That Two hundred Pounds shall be presently provided, in Part of Payment of the Arrears due to Officers and Soldiers employed in the said Castle.
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.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leech and Mr. Page;
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.
They likewise recommended unto you in especial Manner the Petition of John Baldwyn Gentleman, who faithfully served the Earl of Essex Lord General, as his Secretary.
The Petition of Henry Earl of Stamford was read.
The Petition of Mr. John Baldwin was read: And
It is Ordered, That this Petition be considered of, when the House takes into Consideration the disposing and nominating Officers.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That, to their Lordships Message, this House will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
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.
The humble Petition of Owen Oconnaly, Serjeant-Major to Sir John Clotworthy, was this Day read. And
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, one of the Members of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country for a Fortnight, for the Recovery of his Health.
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 the Petitions of the Merchants and Seamen, concerning free Trade, be both read, and taken into Consideration, To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That Mr. Holland do make his Report Tomorrow Morning, concerning maimed Soldiers.
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.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, That the Business concerning the Governor of the Isle of Ely be taken into Consideration, To-morrow Morning.