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 Veneris, 31 Julii, 1646.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, for issuing a Writ, for the Election of Two Knights to serve in Parliament for the County of Stafford, in the place and room of Sir Harvey Bagott and Sir Edward Littleton, formerly chosen to serve as Knights for the said County, and sithence disabled.
Upon Mr. Nicoll's Report from the Committee for reduced Officers, That the Sum of One thousand Four hundred Ninety-two Pounds Ten Shillings is due to the Earl of Essex, for Arrears of his Entertainment, as Colonel of a Regiment of Horse; whereof the Sum of Two hundred Eighty-six Pounds Ten Shillings being respited upon the Publick Faith, there remains due to him the Sum of One thousand Two hundred and Six Pounds; and that the said Earl had appointed the Pay due for his said Entertainment unto Sir Philip Stapilton, who commanded the said Regiment under the said Earl;
It is Ordered, That the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall, out of the first Monies that shall be paid in to the said Committee for the Fine or Composition of Sir Patricius Curwyn, do pay unto Sir Philip Stapilton, or his Assigns, the Sum of One thousand Two hundred and Six Pounds, in Part of Satisfaction of the Sum of One thousand Four hundred Ninety-two Pounds Ten Shillings: And that the said Sir Philip Stapilton shall have the Publick Faith for the Sum of Two hundred Eighty-six Pounds Ten Shillings, the Remainder thereof, in full Satisfaction of the said entire Sum of One thousand Four hundred Ninetytwo Pounds Ten Shillings: And that the Acquittance or Acquittances of the said Sir Philip Stapilton, or his Assigns, shall be a good Discharge for the Payment thereof, and every Part thereof, accordingly: And the Treasurers for Plate and Monies at Guildhall are to take notice of what is hereby ordered to be allowed upon the Publick Faith.
An Ordinance for granting the Damages of Fifteen hundred Pounds, and Four hundred Pounds, respectively, to Henry Stwart Esquire, and James Grey Merchant, given unto them, by Judgment in the House of Peers, for Reparation of Wrongs and Damages sustained by them upon an unjust and wrongful Sentence, given in the StarChamber in Ireland, against them, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, rejected.
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Fifteen hundred Pounds, and the Sum of Four hundred Pounds, respectively, be paid, viz. unto Henry Stwart Esquire Fifteen hundred Pounds, and unto James Grey Merchant Four hundred Pounds, out of the Estate of Sir George Ratcliffe, now sequestred, in full Satisfaction and Reparation of the Damages and Losses sustained by the said Henry Stwart and James Grey, upon an unjust and wrongful Sentence, given in the Star-Chamber in Ireland, against them: And hereof all Committees of Sequestrations are to take notice; and take care, that this Ordinance be put in due Execution.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Army shall have Power to pay unto Adjutant-General Grey the Arrears due unto him for his Pay and Entertainment, for his Service in the Army under the Command of the General Sir Thomas Fairfax.
The humble Petition of Peter de Sallonova, for Satissaction of the Sum of One thousand Seven hundred Thirty-six Pounds, or some Part thereof, for the Arrears of Pay due to him for his Entertainment, as a Surgeon, and as Master of the Ordnance, in the Garison of Weymouth.
It is Ordered, That the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall, out of the first Monies that shall be paid in to the said Committee for the Fine or Composition of Sir John Miller in the County of Dorsett, do pay unto Peter de Sallonova, or his Assigns, the Sum of Five hundred Pounds, in Part of his Arrears due to him for his Entertainment, as a Surgeon, and as Master of the Ordnance, in the Garison of Weymouth: And that the Acquittance or Acquittances of the said Peter de Sallonova, or his Assigns, shall be a sufficient Discharge for the Payment of the said Five hundred Pounds, and every Part thereof, accordingly.
Ordered, That the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall do forthwith pay unto William Burye Surgeon, employed in the Service of the Parliament, upon Account, the Sum of Thirty Pounds, in Part of the Arrears due unto him upon his Entertainment: And that an Acquittance under the Hand of the said William Burye, or his Assigns, together with a Copy of this Order, shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said Committee for the Payment thereof accordingly.
The Lords understand, from the Earl of Northumberland, of the Arrival of the Duke of Yorke; and that the Six hundred Pounds, appointed for the Service of his Highness, is laid out, and some more of the Earl's own Monies; yet many Necessaries are wanting: They therefore desire, That a further Supply may be assigned for the Service of the Duke: They who have disbursed the Monies, are ready to give an Account to the Committee for the King's Children, or any other Committee whom the Houses shall appoint. They have sent an Order concerning the French Ambassador's Goods at Goring-House: In which they desire your Concurrence; videlicet, "Ordered, by the Lords and, in Parliament assembled, That no Person shall be admitted to lodge in the French Ambassador's House, to the Interruption or Disturbance of his Servants, or Disposure of his Goods left there, or using or taking away any of the King's Stuff within the said House, until the said Ambassador's Return." They have sent, for your Concurrence, an Ordinance for makeing Mr. Corbett Parson of Haseley in the County of Oxon: An Ordinance for making Mr. Joseph Maynard Vicar of Milton-Abbott in the County of Devon: An Ordinance for settling Two Ministers in the Town of Marleborough in the County of Wilts: An Ordinance for making Mr. Daniel Evance Preacher of God's Word as a publick Lecturer in the Cathedral Church of Litchfield in the County of Stafford. The Lords do agree to the Business of Belfast, that Demand should be made of the Scotts Commissioners here for the Delivery thereof. They desire to put you in mind of an Ordinance, formerly sent to you, for Mr. Samuel Torksay to be Minister of Scotter in the County of Lincolne; and of a former Message sent to this House, for the Setting at Liberty of Mr. Murray: The Sickness groweth hot in the Tower; and therefore they desire, That this House will concurr with them for his Liberty.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Revenue, to consider of such further Monies as they shall think fit to be allowed for the present Service of his Highness the Duke of Yorke; and to report the same to the House with all convenient Speed.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, to demand of the Commissioners of Scotland here, the Delivery of Belfast, according to the former Desires and Resolutions of both Houses.
Ordered, That, on Wednesday next, peremptorily, the House do take into Consideration the Particulars of this Message from the Lords: And that Mr. Speaker do put the House in mind hereof: And that no other Business put this Business out.
An Ordinance for the Payment of the Sum of Seven hundred and Fifty Pounds, with Interest, out of Haberdashers-Hall, to Colonel Arthur Hill, in Part of Satisfaction of Two thousand Pounds laid out by him for the Ulster Forces in Ireland, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
An Ordinance for the Payment of One thousand Two hundred and Fifty Pounds, Residue of Five thousand Pounds, not yet disposed, charged upon the Assessments for Ireland, and ordered to be paid to the Commissioners of Excise, to be now paid to Colonel Arthur Hill, in Part of Satisfaction of Two thousand Pounds laid out by him for the Ulster Forces in Ireland, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
The Question being propounded, That the Debate concerning the Order, Yesterday made, for Relief of Ireland, be referred to a Grand Committee; and that the said Grand Committee shall have Power to receive the Reports of the Forces from any other Committee;
|Sir Arth. Hesilrige,||Tellers for the Yea:||78.|
|Lieutenant-General Cromwell,||With the Yea,|
|Mr. Holles,||Tellers for the Noe:||98.|
|Sir Phil. Stapilton,||With the Noe,|
The Question being propounded, That Four Regiments of Foot, and Two Regiments of Horse, of the Army now under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairfax, shall be forthwith sent into Ireland, for the Relief of that Kingdom;
|Mr. Holles,||Tellers for the Yea:||90.|
|Sir Philip Stapilton,||With the Yea,|
|Sir Arthur Hesilrige,||Tellers for the Noe:||91.|
|Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes,||With the Noe,|
Ordered, That the Committee for Irish Affairs do sit To-morrow in the Afternoon at Two of the Clock: And that the Members of this House that are of the Committees of the several Counties, do deliver in, to the said Committee for Irish Affairs, Particulars of the several Forces, Horse and Foot, that may be conveniently spared out of their several Counties, for the present Relief of Ireland: And that the said Committee doth treat with the Members of the several Counties, for their Advancing of One Month's Pay, out of the said respective Counties, to such of the Forces of their County, Horse or Foot, as shall be employed in this Service: And that the Report hereof, together with the State of the Monies appointed for the Service of Ireland, be reported to the House on Tuesday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock: And that the House do then take the Provision of Monies, and the speedy Sending of Forces into Ireland, into Consideration.
Ordered, That the Petition of several reduced Officers be referred to the Committee to whom the Petition of the Scotts reduced Officers was referred; to consider what is due to them, and every of them; and who amongst them are sit to be paid; and what Sums; and to report the same to the House.