Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 5, 1646-1648. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Veneris, 26 Februarii, 1646.
Leave of Absence.
ORDERED, That Mr. Thorpe, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That Mr. Fell, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That, on Monday come Sevennight, the Report concerning Captain Thomas Scott, be made.
The humble Petition of Captain Thomas Jervoice was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, upon the Question, That this Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of the Counties of Surrey and Southampton, to report their Opinions, What is fit to be done in it.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Reynolds carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Vote, That all the Money that is charged upon the Receipt at Goldsmiths Hall, may be paid in Course.
He was to put the Lords in mind of the Ordinance for regulating the University of Oxon: Of the Ordinance concerning Mr. Hill and Mr. Pennoyer: Of the Ordinance concerning the Remainder of the Twelve thousand Pounds for Chester: Of the Judges for Chester for this Circuit.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Wm. Stephens, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go and visit the Earl of Pembroke, very sick at Holdenby.
The House, according to former Order, proceeded to the Consideration of What Garison shall be kept up, and What laid down.
Resolved, &c. That Brouncksea shall continue garisoned, with Twenty Men in it.
Resolved, &c. That Poole continue garisoned, with One hundred Men.
Resolved, &c. That Weymouth continue garisoned, with Three hundred Men.
Resolved, &c. That Portland continue garisoned, with Three hundred Men in it.
Resolved, &c. That Lynne be disgarisoned and slighted.
Resolved, &c. That the new Works of Hartlepoole be slighted, and the Town disgarisoned.
Resolved, &c. That Stockton Castle be made untenable, the Works slighted, and the Garison disgarisoned.
Resolved, &c. That the new Works of Rabye Castle be slighted, and the Garison disgarisoned.
Resolved, &c. That the Blockhouse in the Isle of Mercey, in the County of Essex, be demolished, and disgarisoned.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the Blockhouse at Gravesend be referred to the Committee of the Revenue, to report their Opinions, What is fit to be done with it.
Resolved, &c. That Clifford's Tower be kept a Garison, with Threescore Foot in it.
Resolved, &c. That the City of Yorke be disgarisoned, and the new Works about it slighted and demolished.
Resolved, &c. That the Town of Hull be continued a Garison, with Eight hundred Men in it.
Resolved, &c. That Scarborough Castle be kept a Garison, with a Hundred Men in it.
Resolved, &c. That the Forts which command the Harbour at Scarborough be kept up, with Threescore Men in them.
The Question was propounded, Whether the Castle of Pontesract shall be kept up as a Garison.
And the Question being put, Whether this Question shall be now put;
It passed with the Affirmative.
And then the Question being put, Whether Pontefract Castle shall be kept up as a Garison;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
|Sir Wm. Brereton,||Tellers for the Yea:||87.|
|Mr. Bainton,||With the Yea,|
|Sir Phil. Stapilton,||Tellers for the Noe:||123.|
|Sir John Evelyn,||With the Noe,|
So that the Question passed with the Negative.
The Question was propounded, Whether Pontefract Castle shall be demolished.
And the Question being put, Whether this Question shall be now put;
It passed with the Negative.
And then it was Resolved, &c. That Pontefract Castle be made untenable: And that it be referred to the Northern Committee to consider, How it may be so done; and to give Order it may be done accordingly.
Ordered, That the Report concerning Colonel Overton be made on Monday come Sevennight.
Resolved, &c. That all the new Works about Shieffield Castle be demolished, and the House made indefensible.
Resolved, &c. That Knaresborow, Cawood, Midlam, Bolton, Crake, Hemesley, Wresle, and Skipton, be disgarisoned, and made untenable: And that it be referred unto the Northern Committee, to consider, How this may be done; and to order they may be made untenable accordingly: And, in the making untenable of Wresle and Skipton Castle, they are to observe the Votes of both Houses formerly passed.
An Ordinance for lessening the Number of Trustees appointed for the Sale of Bishops Lands, 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.
Colonel Harvy is appointed to carry it to the Lords.
Ordered, That the Information concerning the Trustees enjoining the Covenant; and the Information concerning the Trustees making Receivers of the Bishops Lands; be referred to the Consideration of the Committee concerning Bishops.
Ordered, That the Ordinance concerning the Restraint of Killing of Flesh, be read on Monday Morning next.
Business to be done.
Resolved, &c. That, To-morrow Morning, the first Business, the House do take into Consideration the Ordinance concerning the Contractors: And that, after that Business shall be dispatched, that immediately the House do proceed to the Consideration of what Garisons shall be kept up, and what shall be laid down: And that no other Business do intervene.
Grants to Hooke, &c.
Resolved, &c. That Richard Hooke, and Lieutenant Thomas Butler, who have lost their Eyes in the Service of Ireland, shall have Twenty Pounds apiece paid them by the Treasurers at Goldsmiths Hall, for their present Relief and Support: And that the respective Acquittances of the said Richard Hooke, and Lieutenant Thomas Butler, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the said Treasurers, for the Payment of the said respective Sums of Twenty Pounds, and Twenty Pounds, as aforesaid, accordingly.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Answers from Lords.
Mr. Reynolds brings Answer, That the Lords do agree, to the Ordinance, That the Monies charged upon the Receipts of Goldsmiths Hall shall be paid in Course, and not otherwise: And, to the rest of the Messages, carried to the Lords by him, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Mr. Holles reports, That the Lords do agree to the Ordinance carried to them, by him, the other Day, for Two thousand Pounds, out of Goldsmiths Hall, to Colonel Ceely: To the other Ordinance concerning Berrow, who likewise is termed the Constable of Hereford; they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Upon a Report this Day made from the Committee of the Admiralty and Cinque Ports by Mr. Rolle;
It is Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Captain John Pelgrim to be Captain of the President Frigat, designed for the Guard of the North of England.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Captain Abraham Wheeler to be Captain of the Cignett Erigat, designed for the Guard of the North of England.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Captain Robert Moulton junior, to be Captain of the Satisfaction, designed for the Service of Ireland.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Captain Wm. Ledgant to be Captain of the Increase, designed for the Service of Ireland.
Sir G. Aiscue.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Navy do satisfy and comply with a Bill of Exchange, drawn upon the Committee of the Admiralty, by Sir George Aiscue, amounting, in the Whole, to the Sum of One hundred and Seventeen Pounds; being for Corn taken up by the said Sir George Aiscue, for the Relief of the Isle of Silly; of which Island he was, for the present, left Governor.
Ordered, That Sir George Aiscue has the Leave of this House to return Home, leaving a Deputy, till the Government of that Isle be settled by farther Order.
Officers and Soldiers Arrears.
Sir Thomas Dacres presents to this House a List of Names of several Officers and Soldiers, together with their Demands and Proportions of Money, conceived fit to be thereupon allotted and paid to any of them respectively, out of the Remainder of the Twenty thousand Pounds ordained to be paid out of the Excise and Goldsmiths Hall, for the Relief of Officers Wives and Widows: The Total of which Proportions are contained in Sixty four Pages, amounting unto Ten thousand Three hundred Twenty-six Pounds Fourteen Shillings: The which List and Proportions were allowed, and sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.