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, 7 Maii, 1646.
The humble Petition of Colonel Thomas Rokeby; desiring, That he might have Liberty to transport some Prisoners into France.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Prisoners, to take Order, That a List of the Prisoners in the Prisons of London, and adjacent Counties, may be sent unto them, with a Note of their respective Crimes and Offences, and of their Qualities; and likewise that Colonel Rokeby do give in to the said Committee a List of such Prisoners, or other Soldiers, which he hath raised; and of their Condition and Quality.
An Ordinance for Raising of Five hundred Pounds, out of Papists and Delinquents Estates, for Relief of John Lewes, late of Clara in the County of Kilkenny in the Kingdom of Ireland, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, assented unto.
The humble Petition of Miles Temple, Collector of the Customs in Dover, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Examinations, to examine the whole Matter concerning the Seizure of the Wools mentioned in the said Petition; and to report the same to the House. And
It is further Ordered, That all Proceedings in the Exchequer, or elsewhere, at the Common Law, be, and are hereby, injoined to be staid, till further Order from this House.
Ordered, That the Two Ordinances, one concerning the Customs, the other concerning Wools and Fullers-Earth, be read on Monday Morning next, the first Business.
Ordered, That the Ordinance, for Maintenance of Ministers at Gloucester, be read To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Letter from the Commissioners of both Houses, of 5 Maii 1646, from the Leaguer before Newarke; the Letter from the Commissioners of the Parliament of Scotland to the said Commissioners of both Houses, inclosed; the Letter from Colonel-General Pointz; and Part of the Letter from Monsieur Augier, from Paris, read in the House; together with the Votes concerning the Disposing of the King's Person; and the Order for desireing, That a proportionable Number of the Members of the House of Peers, that are of the Committee appointed to reside with the Scotts Army, may forthwith go down to Newarke; be all delivered to the Lords at a Conference.
Sir Henry Vane, Mr. Samuel Browne, and Sir Peter Wentworth, are appointed Managers of this Conference.
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Dacres do go to the Lords, to desire a Conference, by a Committee of both Houses, concerning the Letters and Votes above-mentioned.
He carried with him to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Order for Twenty Pounds for the Trumpeter that brought the News of the Surrender of Banbury-Castle; and the Ordinance for Fifteen hundred Pounds, out of Sir Humphry Tracye's Fine, to Sir William Lister.
An Ordinance for continuing the Ordinance touching the Garison of Bristoll, and the Assessments for the Maintaining thereof, was this Day read: And, the Term of "Six Months" being altered to "Three Months," was read the Second time; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
A Letter from the Committee at Gloucester, of 1 Maii 1646, concerning the Assessments upon some Parts of the County of Gloucester, assessed towards the Maintaining of the Garison of Bristoll, was this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of Hugh Browne, John Haggott, George Hart, and Josias Clotterbooke, Citizens of Bristoll, to be added to the Committees for the City of Bristoll.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
An Ordinance for bringing in the Arrears and Monies fallen due before the Ordinance passed both Houses for the taking away the Court of Wards, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Pelham, Sir Thomas Wroth, Mr. Grimston, Mr. Sollicitor, Sir Dudley North, Sir William Lewes, Mr. Samuel Browne, Mr. Prideaux, Colonel White, Mr. Whitelock, Mr. Robert Goodwyn, Mr. Serjeant Wylde, Sir John Burgoyne, Mr. Hill, Sir Thomas Widdrington, Colonel William Strode, Mr. Marten, Mr. Long, Mr. Thorpe, Mr. Selden, Sir Robert Pye: And they, or any Four of them, are to meet upon it this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Court of Wards: And are to bring it in To-morrow Morning: And the Care of it is more particularly referred to Mr. Rigby.
Mr. Rigby, Mr. Nathanael Fiennes, Sir Henry Cholmeley, Mr. Ball, Mr. Holland, Mr. Hill, Sir Thomas Wroth, Sir Arthur Hesilrige, Mr. Whitelock, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Francis Allen, Mr. Marten, Mr. Robert Goodwyn, Mr. Stoughton, Mr. Holles, Mr. Leman, Sir Benjamin Rudyard, Mr. Blakiston, Sir John Evelyn, Mr. Bingham, Mr. Challenor, Sir John Coke, Sir Robert Pye, Mr. Samuel Browne, Mr. Wheeler, Sir John Burgoyne;
This Committee, or any Four of them, are to take into Consideration all Ordinances concerning the Revenue belonging to Paul's; and to examine, Whether Doctor Burges hath sat as one of the Committee in any of the said Ordinances; and how the Revenues belonging to Paul's have been received and disposed, by whom, and to whom; and what Jurisdiction is, or of late hath been, exercised in or concerning Paul's, and by whom; and also all Misdemeanors in the Collecting, Receiving or Paying of the said Revenues: And Mr. Ball and Mr. Leman are to take care hereof: And are to meet thereupon To-morrow in the Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Queen's Court; and so from time to time: And have Power to send for Parties, Papers, Witnesses, and Records.
Sir Thomas Dacres brings Answer, That the Lords have agreed to a Conference, to be between Committees of both Houses, as is desired; and That to be forthwith in the Painted Chamber: And, as to the Ordinances for Fifteen hundred Pounds, out of Sir Humphry Tracie's Fine, to Sir Wm. Lister; and the Order for Twenty Pounds to the Trumpeter that brought the News of the Rendition of Banbury-Castle; they do agree.
Mr. Scawen reports the Amendments to the Ordinance for the Establishment of the Garison of Kingston upon Hull: The which were twice read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.
And the Ordinance, so amended, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Resolved, &c. That a Warrant do issue, under Mr. Speaker's Hand, to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, for a Writ to issue, for the Election of a Knight to serve the County of Devon, in the place of Edward Seymor Esquire, formerly chosen to serve for that County, and since disabled by Judgment of Parliament.
Ordered, &c. That a Letter be sent from this House, and signed by Mr. Speaker, to the Committee of Northumberland, to take care of the Safety of Holy-Island: And that they do put Forces into the said Island, for the Preservation of the said Isle: And Colonel White is appointed to prepare and bring in this Letter.
Ordered, &c. That One hundred and Fifty Barrels of Powder, Twenty Tons of Match, Five hundred Musquets, Five Saker-Shot, Four hundred Demiculverin, Three hundred Drake-Shot, Twenty Ream of Paper Royal for Cartridges, Six Culverin-Ladles, Twelve Demiculverin-Ladles, Twelve Saker-Ladles, Twelve Drake-Ladles, Five hundred Copper Nails, Half of the larger, and Half of the smaller, Four Dozen of dried Sheepskins, with the Wool, Twelve Pounds of Brass Wire, for Binding of Cases, Two thousand Two-peny Nails, One thousand Three-peny Nails, Four Dozen of Staves for Ladles and Sponges, be forthwith provided and furnished, out of the publick Stores, for the Service of the Garison of Kingston upon Hull: And that the Committee for Ammunition do take care, that these Particulars be furnished accordingly.
An Ordinance for continuing the Ordinance concerning the collecting, receiving, and taking the Duties imposed upon Merchandize, for the Defence of the Town and Port of Plymouth, and Isle of St. Nicholas, Town of Poole, LymeRegis, and Places adjacent, for Six Months longer, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
An Ordinance for settling upon Robert Scawen Esquire, a Member of this House, certain Lands in the Isle of Thanett, holden of Christ-Church, Canterbury, for Terms of Lives, belonging unto Doctor Warner, late Bishop of Rochester, a Delinquent, was this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That Two thousand Pounds be bestowed upon Robert Scawen Esquire, out of the Twentieth-Part, and Fine, and Composition of Doctor Warnor, late Bishop of Rochester: And that it be referred to the Committee at Haberdashers-Hall, to make Composition with the said Doctor Warner.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
A Letter from Major-General Pointze, from the Leaguer before Newarke, of Maii 5 , concerning the King's coming to the Scotts Army, was this Day read.
Ordered, &c. That John Taylor, the Messenger that brought the Letter from Major-General Pointz, from the Leaguer before Newarke, of Maii 5 1646, shall have Ten Pounds bestowed upon him, and paid by the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies, at Haberdashers-Hall.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.