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 Martis, 19 Augusti, 1645.
An Ordinance for the Sale of Papists and Delinquents Estates for Payment of the publick Debts of the Kingdom, due, as well upon Publick Faith, as otherwise, for carrying on the War, and for the Satisfaction of Creditors well-affected to the Parliament, and for such other Uses, and in such Manner, as is and shall be directed by both Houses of Parliament, was this Day read the Third time: And
It is Ordered, That the Clause in this Ordinance, concerning the Repayment to such Purchasers as have adventured for Lands in Ireland, shall be left out: And that, in the Clause for the Sale of Delinquents Estates, these Words, "or any Part thereof," shall be left out.
Resolved, &c. That these Persons following shall be the Committee named and appointed in this Ordinance; viz. Algernon Earl of Northumberland, Philip Earl of Pembroke and Montgommery, Charles Earl of Nottingham, Wm. Earl of Salisbury, Philip Lord Wharton, Sir Peter Wentworth Knight of the Bath, Sir Samuel Rolle, Sir Anth. Irby, Knights, John Ashe, Wm. Strode, Robert Reynolds, John Lisle, Walt. Young, Miles Corbett, Wm. Ellys, Esquires, Members of the House of Commons.
He likewise carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance for preserving the Herring-Fishing; the Addition of divers Names to the Committees of Gloucester, Hereford, &c.; the Vote for setting apart Friday next to be a Day of Publick Thanksgiving; the Order for Thirty Pounds out of Haberdashers-Hall to Cadwell . . . Messenger.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Army be injoined to go this Afternoon to the Lord Mayor, to advise upon a Course for the speedy Bringing in of the Assessments upon the City of London, and Parts adjacent, due and in Arrear upon the Ordinance for Maintenance of the Army under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairefaxe.
Ordered, &c. That Sir Anthony Irby and Mr. Jennour do go to the Lord Mayor this Afternoon, to desire him, that some speedy Course may be taken for the speedy Bringing in of the Assessments upon the City of London, and Parts adjacent, due and in Arrear upon the Ordinance for Maintenance of the Scotts Army.
Mr. Reynolds brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Order for Herring-Fishing; to the Order for Thirty Pounds out of Haberdashers-Hall for Cadwell the Messenger: As to the rest, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Resolved, &c. That the Dragoons and Arms raised in the City for Relief of Taunton, and lately returned out of the West, shall not be disposed of without the Order of this House: And that it be referred to the Committee of the West, to treat with, and hear the Committee of the Militia, concerning these Horse and Dragoons.
Ordered, &c. That my Lord Grey be injoined, Tomorrow Morning, to bring in the Book wherein are the Names of such Persons, of several Counties, as have contributed to the Enemy, entire, as it came to his Hands out of Lecestershire: And that the Serjeant give him notice.
Resolved, &c. That Captain Doyley, Governor of Newport-Pagnall, be nominated and appointed Colonel of the Regiment there, formerly the Governor's; and that the Members of both Houses, of the Committee of both Kingdoms, do grant him a Commission accordingly.
Ordered, &c. That, out of the publick Stores, Four hundred Bandaleers, Four hundred Swords, Three hundred Musquets, Two hundred Pikes, and Ten Drums, be supplied and furnished for the Service of such Forces as shall be drawn out of the Garison of Portesmouth, and employed for the Reducing of Basinge-House.
Ordered, &c. That, in the Ordinance to be brought in for adding Lords to the Committee of the Revenue, a Clause or Proviso be inserted, for directing the Passing of all Offices, Pensions, Fees, Annuities, Leases, Lands, and Perpetuities, grantable or payable from the Crown, and which are now enjoyed or granted by any Warrant or Authority derived from the Parliament, and have heretofore usually passed the Great Seal, under the Great Seal; and also, How, and in what Manner, and by what Warrants, the said Grants shall be prepared and passed: And that the same Course be held in like Cases for the future: And the Care hereof is especially referred to Mr. Lisle.
The Lords and Commons do declare all Person or Persons whatsoever, that shall associate or assemble themselves together in Arms, in any Parts of the Kingdom, without Authority of Parliament, to be Traitors to the Commonwealth, and to be proceeded with accordingly: And that the Governors and Commanders of all Garisons and Places under the Power of the Parliament do publish this Declaration, and use their best Endeavours, to prevent and suppress any such Associating or Assemblies; and to seize upon the Heads or the Leaders of them.
Ordered, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of the West, to consider of some of the principal Heads and Leaders of the Clubmen, taken Prisoners by Sir Thomas Fairefaxe's Forces in the West: And that the Commissioners for the Great Seal do issue Commissions of Oyer and Terminer to such Persons as they shall think fit, for the Trying of such of them as the said Committee of the West shall desire.
Ordered, &c. That Major-General Browne do put the Declaration of both Houses, concerning Persons associating or assembling themselves together in Arms, without Authority of Parliament, in due Execution: And that he proceed accordingly.
The Lords have sent down an Ordinance for Mr. Case to be Rector of Stockporte in Cheshire; and have thought fit to nominate and appoint Captain Doyley Governor of Newport-Pagnall, to be Colonel of the Regiment there.
The Lords desire, That the Five hundred Dragoons, lately returned from the West, may be discharged from the former Service. They likewise desire to put you in mind of an Order for Captain Bowen to be Captain of a Ship: The Ship is ready to go forth; and the Service requireth it; therefore they desire your speedy Concurrence. They have sent to your Consideration the Petition of the Lieutenant of the Tower; and, upon this Petition, the Lords have thought fit, that he should be paid; and, for the future, that the Lord Savile should be allowed Seven Pounds per Week, out of his own Estate, by the Committee of Sequestrations; wherein they desire the Concurrence of this House: And that the like Allowance may be made to the Lord Powes, both for what he oweth, and for the future likewise: And that Sir Thomas Middleton, and the Committee of Mountgomery, may fee it performed out of the Lord Powes' own Estate.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords, That Captain Doyley, now Governor of NewportPagnall, shall be Colonel of that Regiment of Foot there which was formerly under the Governor's Command.
It is thereupon Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords, That the Lord Savile shall have the Allowance of Seven Pounds per Week for his Maintenance in Prison; to be paid him out of his own Estate: And that the Arrears due to the Lieutenant of the Tower for his Diet, and the Fees due upon his Commitment, be likewise paid by the Committee of Sequestrations, where the Estate of the Lord Savile lies.
|Tellers for the Yea,||Sir Phil. Stapleton,||With the Yeas, 24.|
|Tellers for the Noe,||Sir Arthur Haselrigg,||With the Noes, 42.|
The Lords do agree to the Ordinance, sent up from this House, and delivered at a Conference, concerning the Election of Elders. They do also agree to the Names of these Gentlemen to be of the Committee of Gloucester, Monmouth, Hereford, Clamorgan, Brecknock, and Radnour, with the Addition of these Three Names: And they do agree to the Order, for Friday to be set apart for a Day of Publick Thanksgiving; with this Addition, viz. "and for the good Successes of the Scotts Army, as the Taking of Canon-Froome, &c."
The Names, desired by the Lords, to be added to the Committee of Gloucester, Monmouth, Hereford, Clamorgan, Brecknock, and Radnour, were the Earl of Pembroke, the Earl of Essex, and the Earl of Bolingbrooke; and were read; and, upon the Question, assented to.
That they had taken their Message into Consideration: And as to Captain Doyley to be Colonel of that Regiment of Foot which was formerly under the Command of the Governor of Newport-Pagnall; and for the Lord Savile's Maintenance in Prison, and Payment of the Arrearages and Fees due to the Lieutenant of the Tower; they do agree: And, as to the rest, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
That they had taken their Message into Consideration; and did agree with the Lords in the adding the Names to the Committee of Gloucester, Monmouth, &c.; and to the Addition in the Order for the Day of Publick Thanksgiving.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth Declare, That the Committee for the North-Riding of the County of Yorke hath no Power to appoint a Governor of ScarboroughCastle, or of any other Place in that Association.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth declare, That the Committee for military Affairs in the Northern Association hath no Power to nominate or appoint any Governor of any Fort, Garison, or Castle, there.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of Colonel-General Poyntz to be Governor of the City of Yorke: And that the Members of both Houses, that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, do grant him a Commission accordingly.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of Colonel Matthew Boynton to be Governor of Scarborough-Castle: And that the Members of both Houses, that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, do grant him a Commission accordingly.
Ordered, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of the West, to remove Colonel Ware from the Compter in Southwarke, where he is now a Prisoner, into any other convenient Prison where they think fit; and to allow him, out of his Arrears, some convenient Maintenance for his present Livelihood.