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 Jovis, 30 Aprilis, 1646.
Resolved, &c. That the Ordinance, formerly passed for the Northern Association, be continued until the First Day of June next; and also all Powers and Clauses therein, except such as concern the receiving and making use of any of the Revenues of the Crown; unless the Houses do, in the mean time, take other Order to the contrary.
Ordered, That the Letters and Informations inclosed, from the Mayor of Berwick, and presented this Day to the House, be referred to the Committee of the Northern Association; to state the Matter of Fact thereupon; and report the same to the House.
Ordered, That Paul Best be remanded back to the Prison of the Gatehouse; and brought to the Bar of this House on Friday Sevennight: And that the House do proceed in the further Consideration of that Business, peremptorily, the first Business in the Morning: And that all the Lawyers of the House be injoined to attend the House concerning the same.
A Letter from Colonel Fleetwood and Colonel Rainborowe, of 28 Aprilis 1646, concerning the Coming in of the Duke of Richmond, Earl of Lindesey, Sir William Fleetwood, Sir Edward Sydnam, and Mr. John Cary, and surrendering themselves to the Disposal of the Parliament, was this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That the Duke of Richmond, Earl of Lindsey, Sir Wm. Fleetwood, Sir Edward Sydenham, and Mr. John Cary, with their Retinue that came in with them, and submitted themselves to Colonel Rainborowe and Colonel Fleetwood on Tuesday last, be detained and kept as Prisoners.
Resolved, &c. That Colonel Rainborough be desired to send the Duke of Richmond, the Earl of Lindsey, Sir Wm. Fleetwood, Sir Edward Sydenham, and Mr. John Carey, with their Retinue that came in with them, Prisoners, in safe Custody, to Warwick-Castle: And that the Governor be injoined to receive them; and take care, that they be safely kept and imprisoned.
Ordered, That no Person be received, or admitted to come, out of Oxford, by Pass or otherwise, except it be upon Parley or Treaty, concerning the Surrendering of the Garison, or some Fort, or otherwise advantageous, for Reducing of the Garison: And all Commanders and Officers are injoined to see this Order duly observed and kept.
. . . . . That a Letter be sent to Sir Thomas Fairfax General, for reducing the Forces about Dennyngton, late under the Command of Colonel Dalbyer, if he shall see Cause: And that he do consider of the Forces in the Garisons of Henley and Redding; that, out of them, the Garison at Cromarsh may be supplied and strengthened, and Wallingford blocked up: And that he do likewise consider of the Parliament's Garisons near Oxford, that as few as may be, with regard to the publick Service, may be continued: And Mr. Whitlock is to prepare and bring in this Letter.
An Ordinance for the Payment of the Sum of Two thousand Pounds, with Interest every Six Months, out of the Receipts of the Grand Excise and New Impost, unto Mr. Gallop and Mr. Exton, Members of this House, in Satisfaction of the Sum of Two thousand Pounds, lent by the Town of Southampton, and for revoking a former Ordinance of the Fifteenth of July 1644, charging the Payment of the said Sum, and Interest, out of the Monies to be brought in by the Committee of Accompts, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Ordered, That the Committee of Goldsmiths-Hall do take care to preserve the Moiety of all Compositions paid in to the said Committee for the Use of the Army: And that the same be not otherwise disposed of, but paid in, from time to time, to the Treasurers of the Army.
Ordered, That the Papers from the Scotts Commissioners be taken into Consideration, the first Business, Tomorrow Morning: And that the Members be injoined to give their Attendance in the House concerning the same.
An Ordinance for the Settling and Establishing of the Pay of the Garison of Kingston upon Hull was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to the Committee of the Army: And Mr. Maynard, Sir Walter Erle, Mr. Alexander Bence, Mr. Edward Ash, Mr. Rolle, Mr. Whitelock, Sir Wm. Constable, Mr. Robinson, Sir Robert Pye, Mr. Corbett, Sir Matthew Bointon, Sir Henry Vane, Mr. Green, Mr. Jesson, and Mr. Jennour, are added to the said Committee, as to this Business: And are to meet upon the said Ordinance this Afternoon, in the Duchy-Chamber: And have Power to consider of the Time for the Continuance of the said Ordinance, not exceeding Nine Months.
The Lords have commanded us to bring you these several Messages: A Petition from Sir Peter Ricaut; a Petition from the Lord Peters; which they desire may be referred to the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations; and that a speedy Day be set down for the Hearing of it:-This Vote for the Lord Lisle: An Ordinance concerning Colonel Lilbourn; to which they desire your Concurrence:-The Petition of Captain Henry Bell; Colonel Thomas Rookelie's Petition: An Ordinance for Newport, in the Isle of Wight, to be made Parochial; to which they desire your Concurrence:-This Report concerning Sir John Watts: The Lords agree for the Taking off his Sequestration, about the Business of Chirke-Castle, according to Colonel Mitton's Letter:-The Articles concerning the Rendering of Tutbury: The Lords have agreed to all the said Articles; and that the Works be slighted, except that of the Castle, which is to be preserved. They renew their Desires to you concerning Mr. Porter to be Judge of the Admiralty for Cornwall and Devon. They have likewise sent you this Ordinance concerning Ministers at Glocester; to which they desire your Concurrence:- These Names to be added to the Committee of the County of Oxon: The Officers Widows Petition: The Petition of the Inhabitants of Oxford: And this Order concerning Captain Turpin's Three Daughters: To which they desire your Concurrence.
It is Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Six hundred Seventy-four Pounds Eight Shillings and Four-pence be charged upon the Receipts of the Grand Excise or New Impost, in Course, with Interest for the same, for so long time as it shall be forborn; and paid unto CommissaryGeneral Behre, Major Bosa, and unto Major Bosa his Lieutenant, his Quartermaster, and his Two Trumpeters, proportionably, according to the Accompt of Henry Broad, Auditor, in full of all Demands for the Fifth-Part of their Arrears, and Fourteen Days Pay, upon their Reducement.
Ordered, That the Report concerning the Recompence to be given and bestowed upon the Person, that was the Means of Reducing of Hereford, under the Name of a Constable, be made on Saturday Morning next.
Resolved, &c. That a Garison, to consist of One hundred Men, be kept and maintained in the Town of Scarborough; and shall be under the Command of the Governor of Scarborough-Castle for the Time being.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of Captain Lawson to be Captain of the Hundred Men appointed to be maintained in the Town of Scarborough: And that the Members of both Houses that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, do grant him a Commission to be Captain of the said Men accordingly.
Resolved, &c. That Richard Thompson, Francis Thompson, Timothy Thompson, Christopher Thompson, Francis Faweather, and Wm. Cooper, of Scarborough, shall be disfranchised: And that an Ordinance be brought in for that Purpose.
Resolved, &c. That the like Establishment for the Pay of Officers and Soldiers, proportionable to their Numbers, be for the Garison in the Castle of Pontefract, as is agreed upon for the Garison of Scarborough: And that there be the like Allowance to a Chaplain, and for incident Charges.
An Ordinance for taking the Accompts of the Officers of the Army late under the Command of the Lord Fairfax, General of the Northern Forces; and for bringing to Accompt all Monies, Horses, and Provisions, levied and taken in the County of York, &c.; and for declaring, That a Fifth-Part of the Arrears of the said Officers, upon a Certificate of their Accompts, shall be paid unto them; was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Three hundred and Fifty Pounds be paid by the Committee of Lords and Commons, sitting for Advance of Monies at HaberdashersHall, out of the Fifth, and Twentieth-Part, of such Delinquents of the County of York, as shall be assessed by the said Committee; and paid unto the reduced Officers late under the Command of the Lord Fairfax, who were at the Taking in of Skipton-Castle, upon Account, in Part of their Arrears.
Ordered, That the Sum of Six hundred Pounds be paid, in Course, out of that Moiety of the Compositions at Goldsmiths-Hall not charged for the Army, unto Colonel Temple, for the Pay of the Forces belonging to the Garison of Henley, upon Account: And that, in case any Person or Persons shall advance and lend the said Sum of Six hundred Pounds, or any Part thereof, the said Person or Persons, so lending, shall be repaid the Sum or Sums to be lent by them, with Interest for the same, out of the said Moiety of the said Compositions: And that it be especially recommended to Mr. Jenner, to take care for the Providing of the said Six hundred Pounds.
Resolved, &c. That the several Castles of Tickhill, Sheffield, Knaesborough, Cawood, Sandall, Boulton, Midlam, Hemesley, Mulgrave, and Crake, in the County of Yorke, being inland Castles, be made untenable; and no Garisons kept or maintained in them.
Resolved, &c. That Skipton-Castle in the County of Yorke being a Castle belonging to the Earl of Pembroke, that it be recommended from this House, and referred to the said Earl, to place a considerable Number of his own Servants in the said Castle, to be kept and maintained there at the proper Costs and Charges of the said Earl: And that the said Castle be kept only as a Place for Habitation, and not as a Garison.