Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 10, 1648-1649. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Lunæ, 27 die Martii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Case.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Ly. Bosvile, a Pass.
Ordered, That the Lady Bosvile shall have a Pass, to go into Holland, with Five Servants.
Answer from the H. C.
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page return with this Answer from the House of Commons:
That they will send an Answer to all the Particulars, by Messengers of their own.
Countess of Cleveland to move her Goods from The Tower.
Ordered, That the Countess of Cleveland shall have Liberty to fetch out such Household Stuff out of The Tower, which she carried in.
Sir J. Maynard, further Time to put in his Answer.
Upon the humble Petition of Sir John Maynard:
(Here enter it.)
It is Ordered, That he shall have further Time till the 18th of April, to put in his Answer to the Articles of Impeachment of High Treason, and other High Crimes and Misdemeanors, brought from the House of Commons against him.
Countess of North'ton to compound for the Rectory of Fenny Staunton.
Upon reading the Petition of the Countess Dowager of North'ton:
It is Ordered, To be sent to the House of Commons, for their Concurrence, that it be re-committed to the Committee at Gouldsmithes (fn. 1) Hall, to compound for the Rectory of Fenn Staunton, in the County of Huntington, as is desired in the Petition.
Message to the H. C. about it.
This was accordingly sent down presently, by Sir Edward Leech and Doctor Aylett, with the Ordinance concerning the Feoffees of Impropriations.
Letter from the Commissioners in Scotland.
A Letter from the Commissioners in Scotland, was read, with the Paper inclosed. (Here enter them.)
E. of Manchester continued Speaker.
Ordered, The Earl of Manchester is continued Speaker of this House for Six Months longer; the former Time being expired on Saturday last.
Sir J. Brook's Claim to the Barony of Cobham.
Ordered, That these Lords following are appointed to examine the Point of Fact, out of the Records of the Heralds Office, concerning the Claim of Sir John Brookes Knight, to the Title of Lord Cobham; and to state the Business, and report the same to this House:
Any Three; to meet on Thursday next, at Three post Meridiem, and adjourn from Time to Time, as they shall see Cause: And Mr. Justice Baeon and Mr. Justice Roll and the Heralds to attend; and Garter to be desired to be present (in regard he is a Member of the House of Commons): And the Committee to have Power to send for such other Persons as they shall think fit, to inform them.
Sir F. Willoughby's Petition, for his Arrears.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir Francis Willoughby; desiring, "to have some of his Arrears paid him, due to him for his Service in Ireland:"
It is Ordered, To be sent down to the House of Commons, with Recommendations.
L. Panlet and Ly. Drake.
Upon reading the Petition of John Lord Poulett; desiring, "to be heard, before the Order brought up from the House of Commons for giving the Lady Drake One Thousand Five Hundred Pounds, out of the Rents in his Tenants Hands, be passed;"
It is Ordered, That the Report from Gouldsmithes Hall shall be brought in To-morrow; and then this Petition shall be taken into Consideration.
Message from the H. C. with Ordinances and Orders; and with a Contract for the Forces in Ireland.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by John Selden Esquire, &c.; who brought up divers Orders and Ordinances, wherein their Lordships Concurrence is desired:
1. An Order for Five Hundred Pounds, for buying a Collection of Books of Eastern Languages, to be bestowed upon the Public Library of the University of Cambridge. (Here enter it.)
2. An Ordinance concerning the Payment of Tithes to the Ministers of London.
3. An Order for Payment of Six Hundred and Seventeen Pounds, Fifteen Shillings, and Six Pence, to Edward Husbands.
4. An Ordinance for settling Ministers in the City of Litchfield.
Read Once, and ordered to be read again Tomorrow.
5. Order for Four Pounds per Week, for the present Maintenance of the Lady O Bryan, out of the sequestered Estate of the Lord of Worcester.
6. Ordinance for dividing of the Parish of Wrotham, in Kent, into Two Parishes.
7. Ordinance for vacating the Presentation of Wm. Parker, of Wrotham, in Kent.
Read; and Mr. Parker to be heard on Friday next.
8. Contract for Provisions for the Soldiery in Ireland. (Here enter it.)
Read, and Agreed to.
9. Order for Four Thousand Pounds to be paid to the Lady Moore. (Here enter it.)
Read and Agreed to.
10. Order of Indemnity for the County of Kent.
11. Order for Allowance of Six Hundred and Forty Pounds, unto Charles Lord Lambert. (Here enter it.)
Read, and Agreed to.
12. Order for Payment of the Rents of the Lord Pawlett's Lands, to the Use of the State.
Read, and respited till the former Business depending in this House be determined.
13. Ordinance for uniting certain Churches in Gloucestershire.
Ordinance for Payment of Tithes in London.
The Ordinance for Payment of Tithes in London, was read, and committed to these Lords following; (videlicet,)
Any Three; to meet To-morrow Morning, at Nine of the Clock, in the Lord Keeper's Lodgings.
The Answer returned was:
Answer to the H. C.
That this House agrees to the Order for Five Hundred Pounds, for buying a Library for the University of Cambridge: To all the rest, this House will take them into Consideration; and send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Building near the Countess of Lincoln's House, to be stayed.
Upon Complaint to this House, "That there is a Brewhouse erecting, upon a Wall at Chelsey, near the House of the Countess of Lyncolne, which is a great Nuisance:"
It is Ordered, That it be referred to Sir John Danvers, and the rest of the Justices of the Peace adjoining, to view the said Building; and, if they find the same to be a Nuisance, to make Stop of it, and proceed therein according to Law.
Colonel Cromwell to export Horses;
That Colonel Crumwell shall have a Pass, to transport Four Horses into Holland; and Lieutenant Colonel Crumwell Two Horses into Holland.
and the E. of Manchester.
Ordered, That the Earl of Manchester shall have a Pass, for to transport Four Horses for Holland.
Contract for supplying the Forces in Ireland with Provisions and Cloaths.
"According to the Desire of the Honourable Committee of Lords and Commons for the Affairs of Ireland, sitting at Derby House; and in Answer to certain Propositions received from the Commissioners for Irish Affairs sitting in the Star-chamber; and being fully informed what Money, Corn, Ammunition, and other Provisions, are necessary to make the Soldiers in the Kingdom of Ireland take the Field with Chearfulness this Summer; we, the Subscribers hereunto, do humbly offer to furnish, for the Service of the said Kingdom, as followeth:
|"To lend Twenty Thousand Pounds, at Eight Pounds per Centum pro Anno, until it be re-paid,||20000||0||0|
|"Two Thousand Six Hundred and Forty Quarters of good and found Wheat, at Four Pounds per Quarter,||10560||0||0|
|"Four Thousand Quarters of good and found Rye, at Fifty-six Shillings per Quarter,||11200||0||0|
|"Sixteen Thousand Coats and Sixteen Thousand Breeches, at Eighteen Shillings per each Coat and Breeches,||14400||0||0|
|"Sixteen Thousand Shirts, at Two Shillings Ten Pence per Shirt,||2266||13||4|
|"Five Hundred Barrels of English Powder, Tower Proof, at Four Pounds Ten Shillings per Barrel,||2250||0||0|
|"Fifty Tons of good English Match, at Thirty-four Pounds per Ton,||1700||0||0|
|"Fifty Tons of Bullet, at Twenty (fn. 2) Shillings per Ton,||(fn. 2) 1000||0||0|
|"Sixteen Thousand Pair of Shoes of Neats Leather, at Two Shillings Ten Pence per Pair,||2266||13||4|
|"Sixteen Thousand Pair of Stockings, made of Welch Cotton, at Fifteen Pence per Pair,||1000||0||0|
|"Ten Thousand Snapsacks, at Fifteen Pence per Piece,||625||0||0|
|"Sixteen Thousand Yards of Broad Cloth, of Greys and other Colours, at Ten Shillings per Yard,||8000||0||0|
|"Two Hundred Pieces of Sackcloth, to pack up Provisions here, and fit to make Sacks in Ireland, to carry Provisions for the Soldiers upon their March, at Nineteen Shillings per Piece,||190||0||0|
|"Twenty Tons of Iron, at Twenty Pounds per Ton,||400||0||0|
|"One Thousand Pair of Pistols with Holsters, at Twenty-four Shillings,||1200||0||0|
|"Fourteen Hundred of English Muskets, at Twelve Shillings, Six Pence apiece,||875||0||0|
|"Six Hundred Snaphance Muskets, English, at Sixteen Shillings apiece,||480||0||0|
|"Fifty Hundred Swords, with Belts, at Five Shillings apiece,||1250||0||0|
|"One Thousand Swords for Horsemen, with Belts, at Six Shillings apiece,||300||0||0|
|"Fifteen Hundred Pikes, at Four Shillings Eight Pence apiece,||350||0||0|
|"Sixteen Thousand Hats for Foot Soldiers, at Two and Twenty Pence per Hat, to be ready as soon as they can be got made,||1466||13||4|
|"Four Thousand Hats for Horsemen, at Two Shillings Two Pence per Hat, to be ready as soon as they can be got made,||433||6||8|
|"Charges of about Sixty Fats, and Packing, and other Charges on Shipboard about the Hats,||33||0||0|
|"Four Hundred Tons of Shipping, at Thirty Shillings per Ton,||600||0||0|
|"Twenty Thousand Hatbands, at One Penny per Piece,||83||6||8|
|"Charges for Dry Fats, Ropes, Packing, Carriage, Wharfage, Porterage, Warehouse-room, Litterage, and other Charges, for the Delivery of the said Coats, Breeches, Shirts, Shoes, Stockings, Snapsacks, Broad Cloth, Pistols, Muskets, Pikes, and Swords, on Shipboard, between London and Blackwall,||200||0||0|
"The Coats to be made of Suffolke, Coventry, or Gloucester Cloth, or other Cloth as good; and to be made Three Quarters of a Yard and One Nail long, faced with Baize or Cotton with Tape Strings, or round about with Tape in Lieu of the Cotton.
"The Breeches to be of Grey, or some other good Colour, of Broad Cloth, or good Kersey, in Length Three Quarters, Three Quarters and an Half, and Three Quarters and One Nail, well lined, and with Hooks; and the said Cloth or Kersey, both for the said Coats and Breeches, to be first shrunk in cold Water.
"The Shirts to be made of Lockram, good Osenbrigg or Lubecke Cloth.
"That Patterns of the Coats, Breeches, Shirts, Shoes, Stockings, Snapsacks, Pistols, Muskets, Swords, suitable to the Goodness expressed in the Contract, be delivered in to the Committee, that every Sort of the Provisions (fn. 3) made near to the said Patterns.
"That the Soundness and Goodness of the Corn, according to the Contract, (fn. 4) be viewed and approved by such Person or Persons as shall be appointed by the said Committee of Lords and Commons, before or at the Shipping thereof; and if afterwards the said Corn, by lying in the Ship, shall receive any Damage, that the same shall be no Prejudice to the Subscribers.
"That the said Subscribers will lade the said Corn with all convenient Speed; videlicet, the One Half thereof within Five Weeks next after the perfecting of this Contract, and the Residue within One Month then next, or sooner if they can.
"That the said Subscribers will deliver the said Wheat and Rye at Dublin, Kingsaile, Carlingford, or Carrickvergus, in the Kingdom of Ireland, upon their own Adventure, by Sea, free from all Charges to the State, either of putting aboard here, or delivering on Shore there; so as there be a sufficient Convoy assigned and made ready in The Downes, to convoy the said Corn to the said several Ports to which it shall be assigned by the said Committee of Lords and Commons, or by the Commissioners for the Irish Affairs sitting in the Star-chamber.
"That the said Subscribers will deliver on Shipboard, between London and Blackwall, the Ammunition, Cloaths, and other Provisions above-mentioned, within Ten Weeks next after the perfecting of this Contract, in such Quantities in each Ship as the said Committee of Lords and Commons, or the said Commissioners, shall appoint; the Charge of all which, both of putting on Shipboard, Freight, and Adventure, shall be sustained by the State; (except the said Powder, Match, Bullet, and Iron,) which also shall be at the State's Adventure, but the Charge of putting aboard thereof here, Freight, and putting on Shore in Ireland, to be paid by the said Subscribers.
"That Twenty Thousand Pounds be paid, by the said Subscribers, to the said Committee of Lords and Commons, or to whom they shall appoint, within Six Weeks next after the perfecting of this Contract; and, upon Payment thereof, the said Committee of Lords and Commons do not only issue out their Warrant to the Treasurers hereafter nominated, to pay the said Twenty Thousand Pounds unto the said Subscribers, or to whom they shall appoint, in Course, next after the said Treasurers shall have paid and satisfied the said Subscribers for the said Corn, Ammunition, Provisions, Freight, and other Charges abovenamed; but also to pay the said Subscribers Interest for the said Twenty Thousand Pounds, after Eight Pounds per Centum per Annum, every Six Months, until they shall be reimbursed both Principal and Interest.
"That the said Subscribers may have made over to them, by Ordinance of Parliament, for their Security, and Payment of the said Twenty Thousand Pounds, Corn, Ammunition, and other Provisions, at the Rates and Prices above expressed, and for the Freight and other Charges before mentioned, the whole Six Months Assessments, upon the several Counties of this Kingdom and Dominion of Wales, expressed in an Ordinance, dated the 16th of February, 1647, intituled, "An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, for the Raising of Twenty Thousand Pounds a Month, for the Relief of Ireland."
"That Thomas Andrewes Alderman, and Maurice Thomson, Two of the said Subscribers, may be appointed Treasurers, by Ordinance of Parliament, to receive the said Assessments.
"That the several Collectors in the said Counties be ordered, by the Authority aforesaid, to pay all such Monies as shall be by them collected by virtue of the said Ordinance of the 16th of February, 1647, to the said Thomas Andrewes and Maurice Thomson, or either of them, or to their sufficient Deputy or Deputies, to be by them in that Behalf appointed; and that the said Monies, so collected and paid, be issued forth by Warrants from the said Committee of Lords and Commons.
"That, upon Delivery of One Moiety of the said Ammunition and other Provisions (the Corn excepted), the said Committee of Lords and Commons do thereupon issue forth Warrants to the said Treasurers, or either of them, to pay to them the said Subscribers, or to whom they shall appoint, out of the First Monies that shall be received by the said Treasurers as aforesaid, the Sum of Thirty and One Thousand Five Hundred Sixty and Four Pounds, Eleven Shillings, and Eight Pence.
"That, upon Delivery of the Residue of the said Ammunition and Provisions (the Corn excepted), the said Committee of Lords and Commons do thereupon issue forth Warrants to the said Treasurers, or either of them, to pay to the said Subscribers, or to whom they shall appoint, the Sum of Thirty-one Thousand Five Hundred and Sixty-four Pounds, Eleven Shillings, and Eight Pence, more.
"That, upon Certificates testifying the Delivery of the said Wheat and Rye, or any Part thereof, in the Kingdom of Ireland, according to the true Intention of this Contract, that then the said Committee of Lords and Commons do issue forth Warrants to the said Treasurers, to pay to the said Subscribers, or to whom they shall appoint, so much Money as the said Corn so delivered shall amount unto, according to the Rates and Prices before expressed.
"That, whereas the Committee hath already ordered Six Hundred and Thirty-one Pounds, Nine Shillings, and Four Pence, to be paid to Colonel Roger Fenwicke, out of the First Monies to come in out of the City of London, that the same be paid to him accordingly, by Alderman Andrewes and Maurice Thomson, Treasurers.
"That the said Committee of Lords and Commons do authorize such a convenient Number of Persons as the said Subscribers shall nominate, to attend in the several Counties, to procure the said Assessments to be made, and the Monies to be collected and paid; that the said Committee of Lords and Commons do grant their Warrants to the said Treasurers, to pay the said Persons, so to be nominated and appointed; for their Pains in this Service, not exceeding the Salary allowed to Persons employed to get in Assessments for the Army under the Command of his Excellency the Lord Fairefax; and that the said Committee will be pleased to execute the Power granted them by the said Ordinance, against all Assessors, Collectors, and other Persons, that shall neglect their Duty in assessing or collecting the said Assessments.
"That the Assessors be required to assess the said Six Months at One Assessment; and that Three Months thereof be immediately collected and paid.
"That the said Committee do order the said Treasurers to pay One Clerk, to be employed by the said Treasurers in this Service, such reasonable Salary as the said Committee shall think fit.
"That if any Part of the Sum of Sixty-three Thousand One Hundred and Twenty-nine Pounds, Thirteen Shillings, and Four Pence, being the whole Value of all the Provisions, Corn, Ammunition, and Charges abovementioned, shall be owing to the said Subscribers upon the 25th Day of March, 1649, that then the said Committee of Lords and Commons do allow Eight Pounds per Cent. pro Anno to the said Subscribers for the same, from the said 25th Day of March, 1649, until the said Money so unpaid shall be paid to the said Subscribers; and that the said Treasurers, by Warrant from the said Committee of Lords and Commons, shall pay, to themselves and the rest of the said Subscribers, the Interest which shall be due after the said 25th Day of March, 1649, as aforesaid, out of the said Assessments.
"That the said Committee may engage the Remainder of the Monies which shall arise by the said Ordinance of the 16th of February, 1647, provided that the Subscribers be first paid what shall be due to them out of the First Monies that shall be received by virtue of the said Ordinance; so as there be a Clause included in the Warrants, expressing that they are to be paid after the Subscribers shall be satisfied their Dues upon the said Contract; and that the said Committee do not contract with any other Person or Persons whatsoever, for any of the said Provisions contracted for with the Subscribers, until the Time limited for the Delivery thereof in the Contract be expired.
"Martii 21, 1647.
Letter from the Commissioners in Scotland, with the following Paper.
"For the Right Honourable Edward Earl of Manchester, Speaker to the House of Peers pro Tempore. These.
"May it please your Lordship,
"The First Day the Parliament here did sit, after they sent us the Order wherein we were acknowledged Commissioners, was Tuesday, the 14th of this Month; which Day we sent them the Business concerning Berwicke, whereof we gave your Lordship an Account in our last Letter. The next Day we delivered them the Answer of both Houses to the Scotts Commissioners Papers. And receiving your additional Instructions with your late Declaration Yesterday, we have this Day sent a Paper to the Parliament concerning Captain Woogan and his Troop (a Copy whereof we have here inclosed). But, judging it for your Service to let that Demand go alone, we deferred the sending of the Declaration until To-morrow, when (if they sit) we intend, God willing, to deliver it; and, so soon as we shall receive Answer to any of these Things we have delivered in Pursuance of your Commands, your Lordship shall receive a speedy Account from us, who shall in all Things endeavour to approve ourselves,
Edinburgh, 21 Martii, 1647.
"My Lord, Your Lordship's Most faithful and Humble Servants,
"C. Nottingham. Stanford."
"Edinburgh, 21 Martii, 1647.
Paper from them, to the Parliament of Scotland, about Captain Wogan's going there with his Troop.
"We, the Commissioners of both Houses of the Parliament of England, are commanded to make known unto the Parliament of Scotland, That they have Notice from Sir Thomas Fairefax their General, That one Captain Wogan (an Englishman) and his Troop, who, being of the supernumerary Forces, was, by the Resolutions of both Houses of Parliament and the Order of the General, to be disbanded; but he, refusing so to do, marched by a counterfeit Pass from the County of Worcester, in the Kingdom of England, into the North; and that from thence they are come, in a Military Posture, with Arms and Colours, into the Kingdom of Scotland, which was altogether without the Allowance, Order, or Privity, of the Parliament of England; and they are likewise informed, that others, who are principal English Delinquents, and have been in Arms against the Parliament, do harbour in this Kingdom, all which is against the large Treaty betwixt the Kingdoms of England and Scotland, the Acts of Pacification and Oblivion, passed Anno 17 Car'l. Regis. The said Captain Wogan being seen in Edinburgh, by several of our Servants, Yesterday, and divers Days before; we do, in the Name of both Houses of the Parliament of England, demand of the Parliament of Scotland, That the said Captain Wogan, with his Officers and Soldiers (that are Englishmen), together with their Horses and Arms, be seized, secured, and delivered to us, to be disposed of as both Houses of the Parliament of England have or shall appoint. And we cannot doubt but, upon Discovery of any other English Forces, or any Englishmen who have been Officers or Reformadoes, and served the King against the Parliament, that shall be received or harboured in this Kingdom, you will do the like Justice to the Kingdom of England, upon our demanding of them.
"By Command of the Commissioners of the Parliament of England.
Order for 500l. for Books in Eastern Languages, for the University of Cambridge.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Sum of Five Hundred Pounds be charged upon, and forthwith paid out of, the Receipts at Gouldsmiths Hall, unto Mr. George Thomason Stationer, for buying of the said Thomason a Library, or Collection of Books, in the Eastern Languages, of very great Value, late brought out of Italy, and having been the Library of a Learned Rabbt there, according to the Printed Catalogue thereof; and that the said Library, or Collection of Books, be bestowed upon the Public Library in the University of Cambridge; and that the Acquittance of the said George Thomason shall be a sufficient Warrant to the Treasurers at Gouldsmiths Hall, for Payment of the said Five Hundred Pounds accordingly: And it is especially recommended to the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, to take Care that present due Payment may be made of this Sum accordingly, that the Kingdom may not be deprived of so great a Treasure, nor Learning want so great an Encouragement."
Order for 4000l. to Ly Moore, in Part of her Husband's Arrears.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Sum of Four Thousand Pounds, be allowed and paid unto Dame Alice Viscountess Moore Dowager, of Drogheda, upon her Accompt, towards her Husband's Arrears; and that the said Sum of Four Thousand Pounds be charged and paid out of such Delinquents Estates as the said Lady Alice Viscountess Moore shall nominate and present to the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, that have not com pounded, or that have compounded at Under-values; and the said Committee is authorized and ordered to proceed upon such so named, and out of the same to pay the said Sum of Four Thousand Pounds to the said Lady Moore, or her Assigns, upon Accompt, as aforesaid; and the Acquittance or Acquittances of the said Lady Moore, or her Assigns, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the Treasurers at Gouldsmiths Hall, for Payment of the said Sum of Four Thousand Pounds, or any Part thereof, accordingly."
Order for 640l. to Ld. Lambert.
"Whereas the Composition for the Delinquency of Charles Lord Lambert, of Cavan, in the Kingdom of Ireland, according to the Articles of Dublin, amounts to Six Hundred and Forty Pounds: It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the said Six Hundred and Forty Pounds be allowed to the said Lord Lambert, upon Accompt of his Entertainment since he was taken-in upon the Rendition of Dublin; and that the Sequestration of the Estate of the said Lord Lambert be forthwith discharged."
Sir J. Maynaru's Petition, for further Time to put in his Answer.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords in Parliament assembled.
"The humble Petition of Sir John Maynard, Knight of the Bath;
"That your Lordships, by reason of your Petitioner's Want of the Advice of his Counsel assigned him to prepare his Answer, in Point of Law, at the Time formerly appointed, thought fit to give him further Time, till the 28th of March Instant, for that Purpose: But, by reason of the Absence of divers of his said Counsel assigned (being gone to attend the Assizes in several Circuits), he finds an utter Impossibility of gaining any Assistance from Counsel Learned in the Law, until the Return of his Counsel assigned him by the Order of this Honourable House.
"Your Petitioner therefore prays, that he may not be deprived of the Benefit of Counsel, which your Lordships intended him; but that further Time be allowed him, to advise with them after their Return.
"And your Petitioner shall pray, &c.
Hodges to be instituted to Titchmarsh;
Ordered, That Dr. Heath give Institution and Induction unto Wm. Hodges Batchelor in Divinity, to the Parish Church of Titchmarch, in Com. North'ton, void by the free Resignation of Dr. Tho. Hill: Sir Gilbert Pickering, Patron.
and Trigg to Someby.
Ordered, That Dr. Aylett give Institution and Induction unto Mr. Daniell Trigg Master of Arts, to the Vicarage of Som'by, in Com. Leicester, void by the Death of the last Incumbent; salvo Jure cujuscunque: Wm. Greene Gentleman, Patron.