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 Veneris, 25 die Augusti.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Message from the H. C. with Letters from Cheshire.
Message from thence, with Letters to the King and Colonel Hammond.
Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance for the London Militia to raise Forces.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Major Salwey, &c.; who brought up an Ordinance giving Power to the Militia of London to list Horse and Foot, wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
Ordinance to bring in Sequestrationmoney.
Berry and Saxby's Order.
Ordinance for the London Militia to raise Forces.
Sir R. Stone, to export Horses.
Letter to the King, with the Votes about the Treaty.
"We are commanded, by Your Majesty's loyal Subjects the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, to present unto Your Majesty these Resolutions inclosed; which are the Results of the said Lords and Commons, upon Your Majesty's Letter of the Tenth of August Instant.
Letter to Colonel Hammond, with his Instructions.
Order for 200 l. to Major Berry, and 100 l. to Saxby, out of Sir Ch. Keymes' Estate.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Sum of Two Hundred Pounds be bestowed upon Major Berry, and the Sum of One Hundred Pounds upon Edward Sexby, who brought the very good News of the wonderful great Success obtained, by the great Mercy of God, against the whole Scotts Army, in Lancasheir; and that the said respective Sums of Two Hundred and One Hundred Pounds be forthwith paid unto the said Major Berry and Edward Sexby, or their respective Assignees, out of the Fine and Composition of Sir Charles Keymies; and that the Acquittance or Acquittances of the said Major Berry and Edward Sexby, or their respective Assignees, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the Treasurers at Gouldsmiths Hall, for the Payment of the said respective Sums of Two and One Hundred Pounds: And Sir Anthony Irby is particularly desired to take effectual Course, that these Sums may be forthwith paid as aforesaid accordingly."
Letter from Wilbraham, Sheriff of Cheshire, that he has taken a Number of Prisoners of the Scots Army, lately defeated by General Cromwell;
"The beaten Enemy flying out of Lancash'r into these Parts; we, having put the County into a Posture, fell upon them with what Strength we could possibly raise; having taken about Fifteen Hundred, some of which (considerable Persons) tendered themselves Prisoners to me the Night before; to wit, the Earl of Tr'quire, Lord Carnagey, Lord Lunton, Lord Ramsey, Sir James Lesley, Sir Michaell Mismish, Lieutenant Colonel Graham, and many of their Servants, besides many Gentlemen now at Namptwich, whose Persons and Habit declare them of Quality; the meaner Sort (both Men and Women) very ragged and poor, the Burden of which lies so heavily upon the poor Country (wanting Bread), that we cannot provide them of Necessaries for Life. Duke Hamilton, Sir Marmaduk Langdale, and Middleton, passed through this County with about Five Thousand, few of them Foot, and the Horse tired with an incessant March; upon whose Rear we gleaned many. We have taken a Packet of Papers, which we have sent up to your View. Their March was into Shropsheir; so to Stone, in Staffordsheir; Yesternight to Utoxiter; and, as we conceive by their Motion, to the North. We doubt not but you will take a speedy Course for the Disposal of the common Soldiers, to ease the Country. No more at present, but that I am, Sir,
and to General Cromwell, on the same Subject.
"In Pursuance of those you so happily dispersed, my Lord Traquaire and some of Quality rendered themselves Prisoners of their own Accord: Others we took. Yesternight, Twelve a Clock, Duke Hamilton sent a Trumpet (but without Writing), to render himself and the whole Army, upon Conditions. This inclosed we returned him by Two Gentlemen, who are not yet returned. We shall pray your Directions; which in this and other Things shall be observed by
"We have One Thousand of the meanest Condition of Prisoners, who have nothing to maintain them; nor our Country, by reason of the Scarcity of Bread, able to do it. We shall desire to know how to dispose of them.
List of Scots Officers, &c. belonging to the D. of Hamilton's Army, taken Prisoners at Warrington.
(fn. 1) "A List of the Officers and Soldiers of Twenty Regiments of Foot (of Scotts) Prisoners, as followeth: which Prisoners were taken at Warrington Bridge:
" (fn. 2) Colonel Tillibarne's Regiment.
|Lieu. Gen.||Lieu. Col.||Majors.||Captains.||Lieutenants.||Ensigns.||Quar. Mast.||Serjeants.||Soldiers.|
|Lord Duke's Regiment,||0||0||1||6||3||8||0||19||360|
|Lieutenant General Baily,||1||0||1||1||0||2||0||4||120|
|General of Artillery,||0||0||1||1||1||0||0||5||46|
|Sir Jn°. Grey,||0||0||0||0||0||2||0||2||32|
|(fn. 3) Lord Tillibacus,||0||0||1||0||2||1||0||11||116|
|Colonel Rich. Douglus,||0||0||1||0||0||10||0||7||124|
|Colonel Hen. Maul's,||0||0||0||0||1||4||1||3||119|
5 Lieutenant Colonels.
1 Lieutenant General.
Additional Ordinance for better bringing in Sequestration-money arising out of Papists and Delinquents Estates.
"An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, for the better regulating and speedy bringing in the Sequestrationmonies, arising out of the Real and Personal Estates of Papists and Delinquents already or hereafter to be sequestered, according to former Ordinances of Parliament.
"The Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, for the better regulating and more speedy bringing in the Monies arising out of the Real or Personal Estates of Papists and Delinquents already sequestered, or which hereafter shall be sequestered, and for reforming and preventing Abuses and Miscarriages in managing of the same, do order and ordain, and be it Ordered and Ordained; (videlicet,)
"1. That the Treasurers, Collectors, or Solicitors, or any other Person or Persons who have received any Sequestration-monies, shall, within Forty Days next after Notice of this Ordinance, respectively produce unto the Treasurers at Guildhall, London, (or whom they shall appoint) their several Warrants and Acquittances, to justify their Receipts and all Payments by them issued out of the Sequestration-monies by them received, to any Person or Persons, excepting only for such Sum or Sums of Money as they have paid, or caused to be paid, to the said Treasurers at Guildhall, that so the said Treasurers may place the same to Accompt, as appertaineth, and give them Discharge for what they have duly paid.
2. That every Person or Persons employed, or to be employed, as Solicitors, Collectors, or Treasurers, in or about the Sequestrations, that have not taken the Oath prescribed by the Ordinance of the 27th May, 1643, shall take the said Oath accordingly, before they do further intermeddle with the Sequestrations, presently after Notice of this Ordinance.
"3. That the said Treasurers at Guildhall have Power to dispose of Two Pence in the Pound of all such Monies as they shall receive by virtue of this Ordinance, for and towards the Salary and Expences of such Persons as they shall employ about the Execution of this Ordinance.
"4. That whereas divers Surcharges remain before the Committee of Accompts, or their Subcommittees, in divers Counties and Places within the Kingdom of England and Dominion of Wales, upon divers Persons, Accomptants, for several Sums of Money not by them paid in to the said Treasurers at Guildhall; that therefore the said Committee, and all their respective Sub-committees, are hereby required, within Fourteen Days (after Notice of this Ordinance given them), to send to the said Treasurers at Guildhall an exact Particular of every such Surcharge as remaineth with any of them, against any Person or Persons that have been employed about the Affairs of Sequestrations, together with such Information as they can give concerning any fraudulent or indirect Dealing that hath been used in or about the Premises; and that all such Person or Persons as shall be found to have any Sequestration-monies in their Hands shall pay or cause the same to be paid in to the Treasurers at Guildhall, within Six Days after Notice of this Ordinance, if they reside within the City of London and the Lines of Communication; and all others within Forty Miles of London shall pay in the Monies as aforesaid within Twenty Days; and such Person or Persons as do or shall reside about Forty Miles from London shall pay, or cause to be paid, all Sequestration-monies remaining in their Hands unto the said Treasurers, within Forty Days after Notice hereof; and also all other Sequestration-monies which they or any of them shall hereafter receive, in the Places and Limits before expressed respectively, shall be brought in to the said Treasurers at Guildhall within the respective Times before mentioned, upon Pain of forfeiting Two Shillings and Six Pence in the Pound for every Week he or they shall detain the same after the respective Times herein limited, that the Assignment made by the Parliament upon the said Treasurers may be the sooner discharged: Provided, That this Ordinance doth not extend to any Order or Ordinance of both or either Houses of Parliament formerly granted for the disposing of Sequestration-monies, nor to such as have formerly disposed such Monies for the Service of the Parliament, or to such Persons as have or shall dispose such Monies by virtue of any Order or Ordinance of both or either Houses of Parliament, or for the emergent Service of the Parliament.
"5. If any Solicitor, Collector, or Treasurers for Sequestrations, perform not his or their Duty, according to this and other former Ordinances for Sequestrations (as may be feared too many will not), there is no Power given, either to compel or question any such, whereby the Service will be much retarded: It is therefore hereby further Ordained, That Captain William Steavenson, as Deputy to the Serjeant at Arms who attends the House of Commons, shall be a Messenger, and is hereby appointed and authorized, to bring up any Person or Persons to the Committee for Indemnity, that shall not obey this and other former Ordinances of Parliament, as he shall be directed by the said Treasurers at Guildhall, to answer for their Contempt of the Authority of Parliament, and to receive condign Punishment, according to their Demerits; and the said William Steavenson shall have Forty Pounds per Annum Salary, to be paid him Quarterly by the said Treasurers, besides his Riding Charges when he shall be employed by the said Treasurers abroad in the said Service; and in case of Sickness, or other lawful Impediment, the said Serjeant at Arms shall have Power, and is hereby authorized, to constitute a Deputy Messenger, to be employed by the said Treasurers in the said Service as often as Occasion shall require."
Letter from the Sheriff of Cheshire, &c. to the D. of Hamilton, advising him to surrender.
"The Earl of Traquire and other Lords, &c. Prisoners of Quality, have voluntarily surrendered themselves, to avoid the Insolency of the Soldiers; and understanding by your Trumpeter of your Disposition to do the like, we do engage, That you shall find all noble and civil Respects and Entertainment. Lieutenant General Cromwell and the Counties adjacent are resolved upon a speedy Pursuit.
Leggatt to be instituted to Pyworthy;
and Smith to Eldenham.
Ordered, That Doctor Aylett give Institution and Induction unto Edward Smith Clerk, Master of Arts, to the Rectory of Eldenham, alias Yeldham Parva, in Com. Essex; salvo Jure cujuscunque: Granted by Great Seal.