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 Mercurii, 19 Augusti, 1646.
An Ordinance for Appointing of William Durham Master of Arts to be Rector of the Church of Burfield in the County of Berks, in the place of Walter Clarke, late Incumbent there, deceased, 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.
Ordered, by the and Commons, assembled in Parliament, That these Seven Preachers be forthwith sent to Oxford; that is to say, Mr. Harrys of Hanwell, Mr. Renolds, Mr. Wilkinson, Mr. Cheynell, Mr. Corbett, Mr. Cornish, and Mr. Langley: And that they may have Power to preach in any Church in Oxford: And that the Combinations of the University be respited, that it may be left to them to preach when and where they may think to make most for Edification: And that they repair thither with all convenient Speed.
The Lords have commanded us to bring you this Paper from the Committee of Lords and Commons of the Admiralty and Cinque-Ports, concerning the Winter-Guard: Which they recommend to this House; and therein desire your Concurrence:-Two other Papers from the same Committee; the one concerning the Corporation of Shipwrights; the other concerning Foreign Plantations for the Merchant-Adventurers: To which they desire your Concurrence; and that the last, which concerns the Plantations, may be printed. They have sent you the Lady Moore's Petition; the Petition of the Lord Blaney's Daughter; and the Petition of Dorothy Bingham Widow: All which are especially recommended. They have commanded us to put you in mind of Christian Painter's Business, of Plimouth.
A List of such Ships as were presented to the Approbation of both Houses, from the Committee of Lords and Commons for the Admiralty and Cinque-Ports, for the Winter-Guard 1646, was this Day read; and were as followeth; viz.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords; and doth approve of this List, together with the Number of the Men, amounting unto Two thousand Nine hundred Seventy-and-eight Men, to be fitted for the Winter-Guard.
An Ordinance for the better Regulation of the Mystery and Corporation of Shipwrights, this Day sent from the Lords, was this Day read the First time; and ordered to be read the Second time on Thursday next come Sevennight.
It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Navy, to give effectual and speedy Order, That the Petitioner may forthwith receive the Monies due for the Service of the Ship Amity of Plymouth, taken up and employed in the Service of the Parliament, for the Time the said Ship hath been so employed, and according to such Rates as other Ships of like Condition are allowed.-
Mr. Greene carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Order for Captain Beddall to be Captain of the Adventure Frigate: An Order for Captain Abraham Wheeler to be Captain of the Cignet Frigate: An Order for Sending of Seven Ministers to preach at Oxford: An Ordinance for a Pardon to Sir Wm. Walter, for his Delinquency: An Ordinance for a Pardon to Mr. James Cole, for his Delinquency: An Ordinance for a Pardon to Mr. John Harvy, for his Delinquency: And the Ordinance for Mr. Durham to be Minister of Burfield in the County of Berks.-[ (fn. 1)]
It is Ordered, That the Sum of One hundred Pounds be allowed and paid unto the Petitioner, for her present Subsistence, and Fifty Pounds per Annum for her future Maintenance, until the Houses take further Order: And that this One hundred Pounds for her present Subsistence, and the Fifty Pounds per Annum for her future Maintenance, be allowed and paid, out of the Sequestration of the Estate of the Lady Duchess of Buckingham in Rutlandshire: And the Sequestrators of the said Estate are hereby required to make due and orderly Payment, as well of the said One hundred Pounds, as of the said Fifty Pounds per Annum: And that an Acquittance, under the Hand of the Petitioner, or her Assigns, shall, from time to time, be a sufficient Discharge to the said Sequestrators, for the Payment thereof accordingly.
It is Ordered, That the Sum of Three hundred Pounds be forthwith allowed and paid unto the Petitioner, for her present Subsistence, and Two hundred Pounds per Annum for her future Maintenance, to continue during the Pleasure of the Houses; to be deducted out of the Arrears due to her Husband, for his Entertainment: And that this Three hundred Pounds, and Two hundred Pounds per Annum, be paid unto the Lady Blaney, or her Assigns, out of the Sequestration of the Estate of the Lord Brudenall: And the several and respective Sequestrators in the Counties of Northampton and Leicester, where Part of the said Estate lies, are hereby required to make due Payment of the said Three hundred Pounds, and Two hundred Pounds per Annum: And that an Acquittance, under the Hand of the Petitioner, or her Assigns, shall be, from time to time, a sufficient Discharge to the said respective Sequestrators, for the Payment thereof accordingly.
The House hath considered your Message: And, as to the List of the Winter-Guard, they do agree. They have taken the rest of the Particulars into Consideration; and will send Answer thereunto by Messengers of their own.
Mr. Crewe further reported, by Word of Mouth, That, in Discourse, the Scotts Commissioners said, "That they expected Six hundred thousand Pounds, Three hundred thousand Pounds to be paid presently, and Three hundred thousand Pounds at such Times as shall be agreed on; but that, considering the Necessities of this Kingdom, and the State of Ireland, they are content to take Two hundred thousand Pounds presently, and Three hundred thousand Pounds within a Year.