Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 6, 1643. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Mercurii, 16 die Augusti.
Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance;
to expedite Two already brought up;
with Two Names, to be Commissioners of the Navy;
and for Mr. Reynolds to be One, instead of Mr. Marten.
5. To desire Concurrence, that Mr. Reynolds, a Member of the House of Commons, may be put into Mr. Marten's room, as a Commissioner for the Navy, because Mr; Marten is sent to The Tower of London, and put out from being a Member of that House.
Ordinance for raising Men in Essex.
Answer to the H. C.
That their Lordships do agree with them in the Ordinance now brought up, and have Ordered the same to be printed and published; that their Lordships have made Choice of the Earl of Bollingbrooke and the Lord Howard to be added as Commissioners for the Navy; and do also (fn. 1) agree to Mr. Reynolds, to be in Mr. Marten's Place; touching the Two Ordinances which they desire may be expedited, their Lordships will take them into speedy Consideration, and send them an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Sir John Curzen, a Pass.
Dr. Rainbow, a Pass.
Ordinance for securing Kent.
Ordinance for securing London.
The Ordinance for securing the City of London, and for the additional Instructions for Sequestration, was committed to a Committee of the whole House, who presently retired into the Prince's Lodgings.
Hanford, a Pass to France.
Profits of St. Thomas, Southwark, to be paid to the officiating Minister.
Ordered, That the Profits of the Parish of St. Thomas, in Southwarke, shall be paid to the Minister that officiates the Cure, according to the Ordinance of both Houses of Parliament, and not according to the late Order for dividing the Profits.
Message from the H. C. for neither House to adjourn without acquainting the other.
That, in regard of the many Affairs now depending in both Houses, the House of Commons are Resolved, according to their former Agreement, not to adjourn their House without first acquainting their Lordships with it; and they desire that their Lordships would likewise first acquaint the House of Commons therewith, before their Lordships do adjourn their House.
That their Lordships are so sensible of the great Affairs that now lie upon the Two Houses, that they concur with the House of Commons, not to adjourn this House for any long Time, without giving the House of Commons Notice of it.
Ordinance for securing London.
The Earl of Denbigh reported the Alterations made by the Committee in the Ordinance for securing the City of London; which being read, it was Ordered, That this Ordinance shall pass, with the Alterations now read.
Additional Instructions for Sequestrations.
Next, his Lordship reported from the Committee, the Ordinance for additional Instructions to the Ordinance concerning Sequestrations, with some Alterations and Amendments; the which Alterations being read Twice, it is Ordered, That this House agrees to this Ordinance, with these Alterations.
Message to the H. C. that the Lords agree to them.
Ordinance for seizing the Estates of Rebels in Kent.
"Whereas divers ill-affected Persons of the County of Kent have unlawfully and traiterously assembled themselves together, in a warlike and hostile Manner possessed themselves of divers Towns and Places in that County, and have traiterously and rebelliously levied War against the King and Parliament, and robbed, killed, and spoiled, divers of His Majesty's Subjects; and, notwithstanding they were invited by an Ordinance of both Houses of Parliament to lay down their Arms, and every Man to depart in Peace to their several Places of Habitation, with an Offer not only to pass by their Offences then already committed by them, but to give Redress to any just Grievance that they should in a peaceable and Parliamentary Way present to the Parliament; yet they wilfully and contemptuously refused that Favour offered unto them, and gave Battle to those Forces sent by Authority of both Houses to suppress that Insurrection, where, by God's great Goodness, they were wholly routed, and a very great Number taken Prisoners: Now, to the End the like Inconveniencies may be prevented hereafter, and that the Peace of the County may be the better settled, it is Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in this present Parliament assembled, That Sir Henry Vane, Sir John Sidley, Sir Anthony Welden, Sir Michaell Levesay, Sir Henry Heyman, Mr. Nutt, Mr. Augustine Skinner, Mr. Thomas Blount, Mr. Thomas Francklyn, Sir Edward Boyse, Mr. Browne, Sir William Springatt, Sir Edward Master, Mr. John Boyse, Mr. John Boyse, Sir Peter Wroth, Mr. Richard Lee, Sir Thomas Walsingham, Mr. Thomas Seyliard, and Sir John Roberts, or any Three of them, shall forthwith seize upon all the Arms and Horses of all those that have in Person appeared in that Insurrection and Rebellion, and of all such as have willingly assisted or countenanced the same, or that have willingly relieved any of the said Rebels, with Arms, Ammunition, Money, or otherwise, or that have refused to give their Assistance (being thereunto required), to suppress the said Insurrection or Rebellion; and that the Horses that shall be so seized shall be sent to the City of London, to the Commissary for Horses there, to be entered and listed for the Service of the State; and that the Arms so to be seized shall be laid up in some Place of Safety in that County, to the End the same may be distributed to the well-affected Party of that County, when Occasion requireth: And it is further Ordained, by the Authority aforesaid, That the said Sir Henry Vane Senior, Sir John Sidley, Sir Anthony Welden, Sir Michaell Levesay, Sir Henry Heyman, Mr. Nutt, Mr. Augustine Skinner, Mr. Thomas Blount, Mr. Thomas Francklyn, Sir Edward Boyse, Mr. Browne, Sir Wm. Springatt, Sir Edward Master, Mr. John Boyse, Mr. John Boyse, Sir Peter Wroth, Mr. Richard Lee, Sir Thomas Walsingham, Mr. Thomas Seyliard, and Sir John Roberts, or any Three of them, shall have Power, and are hereby authorized, to enter upon and seize all and singular the Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, and the Goods, Cattle, and Chattels, of all (fn. 2) and singular the Persons that were Actors, Countenancers, or Abettors, in the said Rebellion, who did not submit to the said Ordinance, and immediately come in, lay down their Arms, and repair to their Places of Habitation; and to seize and imprison their Persons, to the End they be proceeded against according to the Law, and the Merit of their Offence: Provided always, and it is further Ordained, by the Authority aforesaid, That the said Sir Henry Vane Senior, Sir John Sedley, Sir Anthony Welden, Sir Michaell Levesay, Sir Henry Heyman, Mr. Nutt, Mr. Augustine Skynner, Mr. Thomas Blount, Mr. Thomas Francklyn, Sir Edward Boyse, Mr. Browne, Sir Will'm Springate, Sir Edward Master, Mr. John Boyse, Mr. John Boyse, Sir Peter Wroth, Mr. Richard Lee, Sir Thomas Walsingham, Mr. Thomas Seyliard, and Sir John Roberts, or any Three of them, shall have Power, and (fn. 2) are hereby authorized, to compound with such of the Persons aforesaid as they shall think to be fit Objects of such merciful Proceedings; and to receive of them such Sums of Money, by Way of Fine and Ransom, as they, or any Three of them, shall think fit, having respect to the Offence, and the Estate of the Person offending; and to certify the Names and Sums received of every Person, and return the same to The Guildhall, London, to the Treasurers appointed to receive Money and Plate upon the Propositions; and every Person that shall compound and pay their Money, according to this Ordinance, shall be freed in their Persons and Estates, and discharged from any further Prosecution for the Crimes and Offences committed by them in that Rebellion and Insurrection: And it is further Ordained, That the said Sir Henry Vane Senior, Sir John Sedley, Sir Anthony Welden, Sir Michaell Levesay, Sir Henry Heyman, Mr. Nutt, Mr. Augustine Skynner, Mr. Thomas Blount, Mr. Thomas Francklyn, Sir Edward Boyse, Mr. Browne, Sir William Springatt, Sir Edward Master, Mr. John Boyse, Mr. John Boyse, Sir Peter Wroth, Mr. Richard Lee, Sir Thomas Walsingham, Mr. Thomas Seyliard, and Sir John Roberts, and every of them, shall be protected and saved harmless, by the Authority of both Houses of Parliament, for what they shall do in Pursuance of this Ordinance."
Ordinance for the speedy raising 20,000 Soldiers, in the Six associated Counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, &c.
"Whereas, by an Ordinance of the Lords and Commons in Parliament, for the Impresting of Soldiers, the Deputy Lieutenants and Committees of Parliament, in every County or Place within this Realm, or any Two or more of them in their several Limits and Jurisdictions, are authorized (from Time to Time, until other Order be taken by both Houses of Parliament) to raise, levy, and imprest, such Numbers of Soldiers, Surgeons, and Gunners, for the Defence of the King, Parliament, and Kingdom, as shall be appointed by both Houses of Parliament, or by the Lord General: It is now Ordered and Ordained, by the said Lords and Commons in Parliament, That Twenty Thousand Soldiers, with so many Gunners, Trumpeters, and Chirurgeons, as the Committee of the House of Commons for the Six associated Counties of Norfolke, Suffolke, Essex, Cambridge, Hert. Huntingdon, with the City of Norwich, and the Isle of Ely, or any Five of them, shall think fit, shall be forthwith raised and imprested, within the said Six associated Counties, and the said City of Norwich, and Isle of Ely, for the Defence of the King, Parliament, and Kingdom, according to the several Proportions to be set upon the said Counties and City, together with the said Isle of Ely, by the said Committees of the House of Commons, or any Five of them; and the Deputy Lieutenants and Committees of Parliament of the said Counties and Places, or any Two of them, are hereby authorized and required forthwith to raise the said Number of Soldiers, together with the said Gunners, Trumpeters, and Chirurgeons, or so many of them as the said Committee of the House of Commons shall think fit, within their respective Counties and Limits, according to the Proportions set, or to be set, upon the said Counties and Places, by the said Committee of the House of Commons, or by any Five of them: And it is lastly Ordered and Ordained, That the said Committee of the House of Commons, or any Five of them, shall have Power, by virtue of this Ordinance, to do every Thing for the providing of Monies, and all Manner of Necessaries, for the Accommodation and Support of the Forces raised, or to be raised, within the said associated Counties and Places, at the Charge of the said Counties and Places indifferently, to be rated as the emergent Necessity of the Service shall from Time to Time require."
House (fn. 3) adjourned till 10a cras.