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 Jovis, 11 die Maii.
PRAYERS, by Dr. Chambers.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Ds. La Warr.
Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance and Order.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Stevens, &c.; who brought up several Particulars, wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence:
1. An Ordinance for settling the Militia of the County and City of Gloucester, &c.
2. An Order for better fortifying Carisbrooke Castle, in the Isle of Wight. (Here enter it.)
Read, and Agreed to.
Ordinance to settle the Militia of Gloucester, &c.
The Ordinance for settling the Militia of the County of Gloucester, was read Twice; and Agreed to, with a Proviso that it shall continue for Six Months and no longer.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to the Order for better fortifying of Carisbrooke Castle: To the other, this House will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Instructions to the Commissioners in Scotland, about the General goingintothe North.
Ordered, That a Letter be written to the Commissioners in Scotland, to give them Order to acquaint the Parliament in Scotland, "That the sending the General with the Army into the North, is but to settle and secure the North, and regain Barwicke and Carlile, which are surprized by Malignants."
And the Earl of Northumb. and the Lord Wharton were appointed to draw it up.
Browning and Stanbery, in Error.
The Writ of Error between Browning Plaintiff and Stanbery Defendant was this Day argued, by Counsel:
And it appearing to this House, that the Errors are but general Errors, and merely for Vexation; this House Ordered, That the Judgement given in the King's Bench is hereby affirmed; and the Record to be transmitted into the King's Bench, that so Execution may be taken out: And it is further Ordered, That the Plaintiff shall pay to the Defendant Five Marks Cost.
Burroughsand Trippett, D°.
Next, the Errors between Burroughes Plaintiff and Trippett Defendant were argued this Day, by Counsel, at Bar.
And the Errors being but general Errors; it is Ordered, That this House affirms the Judgement given in the King's Bench; and that the Transcript of the Record be transmitted into the King's Bench, that so Execution may be taken out: And it is further Ordered, That the Plaintiff shall pay Five Marks Cost to the Defendant.
Bovett and Stowell, D°.
The Errors between Bovet Plaintiff and Stowell Defendant were argued, by Counsel on both Sides.
And it is referred to Mr. Justice Pheasant and Mr. Justice Godbolt, to consider of them, and to report to the House their Opinions.
Hawke and Crewe, D°.
The Errors between Hawke Plaintiff and Crewe Defendant were argued, by Counsel, at Bar.
And the House, upon Consideration, ordered the Judgement to be affirmed, and the Record to be transmitted into the King's Bench, that so Execution may be taken out: And it is further Ordered, That the Plaintiff shall pay to the Defendant Five Marks Cost.
Letter from Col. Horton.
A Letter from Colonel Horton was read, giving Intelligence of the Routing of Langhorne's Forces, in Wales. (Here enter it.)
Instructions for the Commissioners in Scotland.
The Lord Wharton reported the Instructions to be sent to Commissioners in Scotland; which being read, was approved of, and ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, for their Concurrence.
Petition from the Common Council.
Ordered, That the Petition of the City of London shall be taken into Consideration on Saturday Morning, at Nine of the Clock, peremptorily, the First Business.
Message to the H. C. with the Instructions;-about the Gloucester Ordinance;-and with Ld. Herbert's Petition.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Dr. Aylett and Dr. Bennet:
1. To desire their Concurrence in the Proviso in the Ordinance for settling the Militia of Gloucestershire.
2. To deliver to them the Petition of the Lord Herbert, with special Recommendations.
3. To desire their Concurrence in the Instructions to be sent to the Commissioners in Scotland; and that the Committee at Derby (fn. 1) House may have Power to send it to the Commissioners.
Sir T. Trollop's Petition.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir Thomas Trollopp: It is Ordered, That this Petition be speedily sent to the Earl of Lyndsey, and he desired to give the Petitioner speedy Satisfaction.
No Persons to sink Mines in the E. of Rutland's Lands, in Nether Haddon and Blackwell, without his Leave.
Ordered, That no Person shall presume to dig or sink any Mines, within the Earl of Rutland's Manor of Nether Haddon, and Lands in Blackwell, within the County of Derby, but by the Leave and Permission of the said Earl; and in case any shall presume to dig there contrary to this Order, that the Sheriff of the said County, or Two of the next Justices, are hereby authorized and required to commit such Person or Persons to the next Gaol, that shall offend in this Kind, there to be continued in safe Custody, until the Pleasure of the House be farther signified.
Ward to be instituted to Yalding.
Ordered, That Dr. Bennett give Institution and Induction unto George Ward Clerk, Master of Arts, to the Vicarage of Yalding, in Com. Kent, void by Resignation of the last Incumbent; Salvo Jure cujuscunque: Ambrose Ward Esquire, Patron.
Order for 500l. for fortifying Carisbrook Castle.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Committee of the Army do give Order for the speedy Payment and sending down the Sum of Five Hundred Pounds, Part of the Thousand Pounds formerly ordered, for the Fortification of Caresbrooke Castle, to Colonel Hamond, Governor of the Isle of Wight; and the Acquittance of the said Colonel Hamond, or his Assignee, for the Receipt thereof, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to such Person or Persons as shall pay the same."
Letter from Col. Horton, with an Account of his Victory over Gen. Langhorne's Forces in S. Wales.
God hath this Day rewarded our wearisome Marches with a full and glorious Victory over an Enemy, who had used much Subtilty and Diligence to engage the Kingdom in a new War: They had increased to a great Number, by the Addition of divers disbanded Men from England, and a general Conjunction of most of able-bodied Inhabitants of the Counties of Pembrooke, Carmarthen, and Cardigan, and many of Glamorgan. This Day, about Nine of the Clock, it pleased God that we engaged with them, at a Place called St. Fagond's, Three Miles distant from Cardiff, and for near Two Hours had a very hot Dispute; but at length, by God's Mercy, they were put to a total Rout, many slain upon the Place, and about Three Thousand Prisoners, great Store of Arms and Ammunition, and many Colours. The Enemy accounted themselves Eight Thousand Horse and Foot, which makes the Mercy more remarkable. My Lord, The Almighty was pleased greatly to strengthen both our Officers and Soldiers in the Discharge of their Duties with much Resolution and Chearfulness; but with One Heart they desire that the Honour of this Work may be wholly given to God. This Account I held myself bound to present your Lordship with, to be communicated to the Right Honourable the House of Peers; being,
"Your most humble and faithful Servant,
In the Field near St. Fagon's, 8 Maii, 1648.
"For the Right Honourable the Earl of Manchester, Speaker of the House of Peers pro Tempore."