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 Lunæ, 26 Januarii, 1645.
AN Ordinance giving Liberty to Edward Clerke Esquire, Sheriff of the County of Oxon, to reside in Redding, in regard the County of Oxon is almost wholly under the Power of the Enemy, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
An Ordinance for taking and examining the Accompts of the Officers of the Northern Army, late under the Command of the Lord Fairfax, and for charging the Receipts of the Excise with a Fifth-Part of their Arrears, and for giving the Publick Faith for the rest, was this Day read the First time; and nothing done upon it: But the Ordinance was delivered back again.
Sir Charles Egerton presented to the House a List of the Names of divers Persons who have great Estates within the Liberties or Parishes of Rippon, and Kirkby-Malzerd; and have raised Forces there against the Parliament: Which was read: And
It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Northern Committee where Sir Thomas Widdrington hath the Chair: Who are to consider of the several Persons therein named, and how it may consist with the Safety of the County, to have the said Persons remain at their own Houses; and to report the State of their several Cases, together with their Opinions upon the whole Business, to the House.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of plundered Ministers, to take care for the Placing of pious and learned Ministers in the Parishes of Rippon and Kirkby-Malzerd in the County of Yorke.
Ordered, That Sir Charles Egerton shall have the Sum of Five hundred Pounds, formerly appointed to him by Order of this House, out of the Estates, Fines, or Compositions, of any of the Persons set down in the Paper presented by him this Day to the House, which he himself shall nominate.
The humble Petition of many Thousands of the wellaffected Persons of the County of Yorke was this Day read. And
It is thereupon Ordered, That it be referred to the Northern Committee, where Sir Thomas Widdrington hath the Chair. And
It is further Ordered, That it be likewise referred to the said Committee, upon the Renewing of the Ordinance for the Northern Association, to consider, Who hath acted any thing against the Parliament, either willingly or unwillingly, or have stood as Neuters: and to leave them out of the said Ordinance; and to present the Names of other fitting and faithful Persons to be inserted in their Places.
Ordered, That the Northern Committee do prepare the Business referred to them, concerning Sir Edward Rhodes; and report the same to the House, with all convenient Speed.
Mr. Thorpe carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, The Votes for Charles Vane Esquire to be a Deputy-Lieutenant of the County of Duresme; and to be one of the Committees there: The Votes for Robert Clavering Esquire to be Sheriff of the County of Northumberland; and for William Briscoe Esquire to be Sheriff of the County of Cumberland: The Ordinance for making Sir George Vane Sheriff of the County-Palatine of Duresme: The Ordinance for Two thousand Eight hundred and One Pounds Three Shillings and Four-pence, out of the Excise, for the Use of the County of Northumberland, and for Durham and Newcastle: An Ordinance for reducing the General's Lifeguard to a Regiment of Firelocks: A List of the daily and monthly Pay for Five hundred Firelocks, for the General's Guard: The Vote for One hundred Pounds out of Haberdashers-Hall, for Major Temple: The Vote for One hundred Pounds out of Haberdashers-Hall, for Captain Badger: The Vote for Continuing of Lieutenant-General Cromwell in the Service of the Parliament for Six Months: And the Ordinance for Making of Sir Edward Coke Baronet Sheriff of the County of Derby.
A Letter from Major-General Browne, of 7 Januarii 1645, was this Day read; representing the Necessities of the Garison; and informing the House, That his Time of Command there is expired; and desiring a Supply and Order in both; was this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall do forthwith pay the Eighteen hundred Pounds, received of Sir John Borlase's Fine, unto the Treasurer of the Garison of Abingdon, for the Service of the Garison of Abingdon, under the Command of Major-General Browne.
Ordered, That the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall do forthwith perfect the Composition with the Earl of Downe: And that they do pay the Proceed of that Composition, forthwith, to the Treasurer at Abingdon, for the Service of that Garison.
Ordered, That Four hundred Pounds be charged upon the Receipts of the Excise for the Garison of Henley, in Course, or Intervals, the which shall first happen.
Ordered, That the Four hundred Pounds formerly charged upon the Receipts of the Excise, for the Sussex Foot at Abingdon, be charged upon the said Receipts, in Course, or in Intervals; the which shall first happen.
Ordered, That the Committee formerly intrusted to use their Endeavours with the Committee of Goldsmiths-Hall, and the Commissioners of Excise, for the procuring the Monies formerly assigned for the Garison of Abingdon, be now likewise required to use their best Endeavours for the speediest Procuring of those Monies.
Resolved, &c. That Major-General Browne be continued in his Command at Abingdon, for Three Months longer: And that his Service in the House be dispensed withal, during that time.
Two Letters from Corke in Ireland, both of the Twelfth of January 1645; one from the Lord Broghill, the other from Sir William Fenton; were this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That the Vote for appointing the Lord Lisle to be the Chief Governor of the Kingdom of Ireland; and the Vote for appointing the Chief Governor of Ireland, to continue but for a Year; be transmitted to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes is appointed to carry these Votes to the Lords.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Members of both Houses that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, to prepare a Commission and Instructions for the Lord Lisle to be the Chief Governor of the Kingdom of Ireland.
Ordered, That on Thursday next, the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland do make Report of such Matters and Informations as they have received from the Lord Inchiquin, concerning the Affairs of Ireland: And that the Lord Inchiquin be desired then to attend, to be called in, if Occasion shall require.
Ordered, That Mr. Rigby do carry to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Votes formerly passed this House, concerning Mr. Lilburne: And that Mr. Rous do deliver the Examinations taken in his Cause to the Lords, when they shall be desired.
Ordered, That Power be given to the General Sir Thomas Fairfax, to grant Commissions to such Gentlemen of the West, as he shall think fit, for Raising of Forces in the West, for the Advantage of the Service there; and for Placing of Governors and Commanders, for Securing of Towns, Garisons, and Passes.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the West, to sit this Afternoon; and to consider of fit Persons to be sent down into the West, for the Advantage of the Service in those Parts; and to prepare Instructions for them; and to report them To-morrow Morning.
An Ordinance for Digging of Saltpetre for Making of Gunpowder, to continue for Three Years, from the Six-and-twentieth of 1646, was this Day read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That this Ordinance shall continue for Two Years, from the Six-and-twentieth Day of March 1646.
The Ordinance was put to the Question; and, upon the Question, so amended, and passed; and is ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Sir Walter Erle is appointed to carry it to the Lords.
An Ordinance for settling all the Lands of the Earl of Worcester's, Lord Herbert, or Sir John Somersett, his Sons, situate and being in the County of Hants, upon Oliver Cromwell, Esquire, Lieutenant of the Horse in the Army under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairfax General, and his Heirs for ever; to be accounted in Part of the Two thousand Five hundred Pounds per Annum assigned and granted unto the said Oliver Cromwell, and his Heirs, by former Order of this House, in Acknowledgment of his great and faithful Services performed to the Parliament and Kingdom; was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Sir Henry Mildmay is appointed to carry it to the Lords.
Sir John Evelyn brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Votes concerning the Lord Lisle to be Chief Governor of the Kingdom of Ireland; and concerning the Governor's continuing in his Government but one Year.
Mr. Rigby brings Answer, That the Lords will send Answer to the Votes carried up by him, concerning Mr. Lilburne, by Messengers of their own.
Resolved, &c. That the Propositions for the settling Religion, with all the Branches of it, shall be now sent to the King.
Resolved, &c. That the Propositions agreed by both Houses, concerning the Forces by Sea and by Land in all the Three Kingdoms, shall be now sent.
Resolved, That the Propositions concerning Raising of Monies, as agreed upon in this House, shall be now sent.
Resolved, &c. That the Propositions concerning Ireland, as agreed in this House, shall be now sent.
Resolved, &c. That the Fifteenth Proposition, with the several Qualifications concerning Delinquents, shall be now sent.
Resolved, &c. That the Propositions concerning the Great Seal shall be now sent.
Resolved, &c. That the Twentieth Proposition, concerning no Peers to be made to have Voice or Seat in Parliament, without Consent of both Houses of Parliament, shall be one of the Propositions that shall be now sent.
Resolved, &c. That the Lords be desired to concurr with this House, that these Propositions may be speeded; to the end they may be communicated to the Scotts Commissioners, and with all Speed sent to the King.
A Question, concerning the rest of the Propositions, was propounded:
And the Question being put, Whether this Word, "insisted," shall be in the Question;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
|Mr. Ashe,||Tellers for the Yea:||73.|
|Sir Robert Goodwyn,||With the Yea,|
|Sir Phil. Stapilton,||Tellers for the Noe:||110.|
|Sir Walter Erle,||With the Noe,|
So the Question passed with the Negative.
Resolved, &c. That, To-morrow Morning, the first Business, the Report concerning the Propositions of the City of London be made; and all the Propositions for a Peace read; and this Business, concerning the present sending Propositions to the King, taken then into Consideration.
A Message from the Lords, by Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath;
The Lords have commanded us to bring you this Letter from the King, the Cover in which it was, and this Letter from Sir Thomas Glemham, in which his Majesty's Letter was inclosed; and they desire it may be communicated to the Scotts Commissioners:-A Resolve concerning Captain Nicolas Roope: To which they desire your Concurrence.
The Lords do agree, That Captain Charles Vane shall be a Deputy-Lieutenant of the County of Duresme; and in this Paper: And they think fit, that he be likewise a Justice of Peace there:-The Petition of Henry Wilkinson: Which is especially recommended:-An Ordinance for Phillip Nisbett to be Minister of Kirklington: To which they desire your Concurrence.
They command us to acquaint you, That the Marchioness of Winchester (coming to pass by their Lordships Pass, was by them committed to the Tower) is now in Prison in a Place unfitting for a Person of her Condition: Therefore the Lords desire the House of Commons to take the Matter into speedy Consideration.
A Letter from his Majesty, of Januarii 24 1645, was this Day read: And
Ordered, That it be referred to the Members of both Houses that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, to communicate the Letter to the Scotts Commissioners; and, upon Advice with them, as formerly, to prepare an Answer to this and the Two last Letters, formerly referred; and to report it speedily to the Houses. They are further, in this Answer, to take notice of the Earl of Worcester's Son's called the Earl of Glamorgan's Negotiation, and concluding with the Rebels in Ireland, and for Bringing of Ten thousand of them over into this Kingdom.
Ordered, That the Committee of both Kingdoms do take care to send away the King's Trumpet To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Ordinance concerning the Minister of Kirklington be taken into Consideration To-morrow, the first Business after the Business of the Propositions is finished.
The Question being put, For concurring with the Lords in appointing the Government of Dartmouth;
It passed with the Negative.
Answer returned by the same Messengers;
The House has considered their Lordships Message: And, as to the Business of communicating the King's Letter to the Scotts Commissioners, they do agree; and have taken Order in it: And, as to the rest, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.