Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 7, 1644. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Veneris, 18 die Octobris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Marshall.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker this Day.
Answer from the H. C.
Sir Edward Leech &c. sent on Wednesday last with a Message to the House of Commons, return with this Answer:
That they agree to the Alterations in the Ordinance for Relief of Ireland. (Here enter it.)
And likewise they agree to refer the Petition of the Commander of the King of Denmarke's Ship to the Committee that doth treat with The States Ambassador.
And for the Duke of Lorraine's Resident, they have already taken him into Consideration, and will send a speedy Answer by Messengers of their own.
Col. Harley to be Governor of Monmouth.
Ordered, That this House agrees with the House of Commons, in recommending Colonel Edward Harley to Colonel Massie, to be Governor of Monmouth.
Mr. Hicks's Order.
Next, the Order for One Hundred Pounds per Annum to be made good to Mr. Jasper Hickes, was read, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
Ordinance concerning the Captives at Algier.
Also the Ordinance concerning the Captives at Argier was read.
Ordered, That this Ordinance is referred to these Lords following, and to peruse the Ordinance for the Revenue, to see whether the Lords have excluded themselves by that Ordinance to be of that Committee; and also (fn. 1) to take into Consideration the Committee for the Navy, how the State of that Committee stands, whereby the Lord Admiral and other Lords may be added to this Committee, and report the same to this House:
Any Three, to meet To-morrow Morning, at Eight of the Clock.
Rutland Petition, for Col. Wayte to command the Garrison of Burleigh.
The Petition of the Freeholders and Yeomanry of the County of Rutland was read; to desire, "that Colonel Thomas Wayte may continue Commander in Chief of the Garrison of Burleigh, under the Lord Grey, Serjeant Major General of the said County."
Hereupon it is Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the same Committee that is appointed for the Ordinance concerning the County of Rutland; and to communicate the said Petition to the House of Commons; and to desire them to nominate a proportionable Number of the House of Commons, to join with the Lords Committees, to take the Petition into Consideration.
Message from the H. C. that they agree to exempt Lord Newburgh from Assessments.;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Dennis Bond Esquire, and others; which consisted of these Particulars:
1. They agree in exempting the Lord Newburgh from being assessed for his Twentieth and Fifth Part of his Estate.
and with Ordinances.
2. An Ordinance concerning Two Thousand Four Hundred Pounds, for Poole, Lyme, &c. (Here enter it.)
Read 3a, and Agreed to.
3. An Ordinance for paying One Hundred Ninety Pounds, Thirteen Shillings, Four Pence, to Colonel Jepson, for the Affairs of Portsmouth. (Here enter it.)
Read, and Agreed to.
4. An Order concerning Sir Wm. Lyster, for a House and Household-stuff to be assigned (fn. 2) him. (Here enter it.)
Read, and Agreed to.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees with House of Commons in all the Particulars now brought up.
Ordinance concerning the Excise at Southampton.
Next, the Ordinance concerning the Excise of South'ton was read, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
Message to the H. C. for Committees to meet about the Rutland Petition;
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Rob't Rich and Mr. Page:
To deliver to them the Petition of Rutlandshire; and let them know, that this House hath referred the same to Eight Lords, to meet this Afternoon, at Three a Clock; and to desire that they would nominate a Committee of a proportionable Number, to join with them, and to meet at the Time aforesaid.
and that the Lords agree to some Ordinance brought from the H. C.
2. To let them know, that this House agrees with them in the Ordinances concerning Mr. Hickes, the Excise for South'ton, and for Colonel Harley's being recommended to be Governor of Monmouth.
Ordinance to sequester the Estates of Malignants in Jersey.
Next, was reported from the Committee the Ordinance (fn. 2) for sequestering the Estates of Malignants in the Isle of Jersey; and the Committee having thought fit to make some Alterations therein, (fn. 2) they were read: And this House agrees to the said Ordinance, with those Alterations; and Ordered, To communicate the said Ordinance, with the Alterations, to the House of Commons, desiring their Concurrence therein.
Bickley versus Sir John Nulls.
Upon reading the Petition of Anne Bickley; complaining, "That Sir John Nulls and divers other Persons do refuse to pay her Monies, according to the Order of the 9th of September, 1643:" It is Ordered, That Sir John Nulls and the other Persons shall attend this House on Monday Morning, to be heard concerning this Business.
Mr. Vincent, and the Sequestrators of St. Buttolph's.
Ordered, That the Sequestrators of the Parish of Buttolph Bishopsgate shall Personally appear before the Lords Committees, concerning Mr. Vincent, on Monday next, in the Morning; and the said Committee to see if they can (fn. 3) make an Agreement between them.
Order for 100 l. per Annum, to Jasper Hicks, out of the Parsonage Impropriate, as Minister of Tottenham.
"Whereas Jasper Hicks, of Lanrick, in the County of Cornwall, a plundered Minister, and One of the Assembly of Divines, is placed by the Committee for plundered Ministers in the Vicarage of Tottenham, in the County of Midd. which Vicarage is not above the Yearly Value of Fifty Pounds; and the Parsonage Impropriate, amounting to the Sum of Two Hundred Fifty Pounds per Annum, is Part of the Tenements of the Dean and Chapter of Paule's; and for that the said Mr. Hackes is a godly, able, and painful Minister: It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the said Mr. Hicks shall enjoy the said Vicarage, and shall have allowed unto him, out of the said Parsonage Impropriate, and other the Revenues of the said Dean and Chapter, the Sum of One Hundred Pounds Yearly, payable on the First of January and the First of July, by equal Portions, until both Houses of Parliament shall take Order to the contrary; and the Committee for the Sequestration of the Revenue of Paule's are hereby required and authorized to pay the said Hundred Pounds to the said Mr. Hicks, in Manner aforesaid, out of the said Parsonage Impropriate, and other the Revenues aforesaid; for which, this shall be their sufficient Warrant in that Behalf."
Order for the Commissioners of Excise to reimburse themselves 2400 l. advanced for Poole, Lyme, &c.
"Whereas John Towse Esquire, Alderman of the City of London, and the rest of the Commissioners of Excise and new Impost, have advanced and lent the Sum of Two Thousand and Four Hundred Pounds, for and towards the Relief of Poole, Wareham, Weymouth, and Lymc, being Four Garrisons in the County of Dorsett: Be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the said Commissioners of Excise shall and may satisfy and reimburse themselves the said Two Thousand and Four Hundred Pounds, with Interest for the same after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Cent. for so long Time as the same, or any Part thereof; shall be forborne, out of such Intervals of Time as other Payments shall not happen to fall due, or, for Want of such Intervals, then as the same shall follow in Course; and shall not, by any Order or Ordinance of One or both Houses of Parliament, be excluded or debarred from satisfying themselves accordingly; and the Receipt of Michaell Herring, Merchant, for the said Two Thousand and Four Hundred Pounds, shall be a sufficient (fn. 4) Discharge to the said Commissioners in that Behalf, to be disposed of as the Committee of Lords and Commons for the Western Counties shall appoint."
Order for 190 l. 13 s. 10d. for Portsmouth, to Colonel Jephson.
"Whereas, by virtue of an Ordinance of both Houses of Parliament, made the Third of June last, the Sum of Ten Thousand Pounds was granted unto Colonel Wm. Jephson and others, Members of the House of Commons (for and towards the Payment of the Garrison at Portsmouth), out of such Papists and Delinquents Estates as should be discovered by them; by virtue of which Ordinance, the said Colonel Jephson did discover that there was some Monies in the Hands of one Humphrey Stewart, due to one Nicholas Stewart, a Delinquent; and the said Humphrey Stewart, being sent for, and examined before the Committee of the House of Commons for Examinations, did confess that he had in his Hands the Sum of One Hundred Ninety Pounds, Thirteen Shillings, and Ten Pence, which was due to the said Nicholas Stewart; and afterwards the said Humphrey Stewart, being summoned before the Committee at Habberdashers Hall, for Advance of Money for his Twentieth Part, did there confess the said Sum of One Hundred Ninety Pounds, Thirteen Shillings, and Ten Pence, to be in his Hands; and, by Order of that Committee, he did pay into the Hands of the Treasurers for the said Committee the said Sum of One Hundred Ninety Pounds, Thirteen Shillings, and Ten Pence: It is therefore Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Committee at Habberdashers Hall shall repay the said Sum of One Hundred Ninety Pounds, Thirteen Shillings, Ten Pence, unto the said Colonel Jephson, or whom he shall appoint, to the Use of the Garrison aforesaid, according to the Intention of the said Ordinance."
Order for a House and Furniture for Sir William Lister.
"Upon the humble Petition of Sir Wm. Lister, of Thornton, in Craven, in the County of Yorke, who hath had his House, Barns, and Stables, burnt to the Ground by Prince Rupert, and hath suffered great Losses otherwise: It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Committee for Sequestrations in London, Midd. and Westm. do provide the Petitioner a convenient House, and furnish it with convenient Household-stuff and Necessaries."
Ordinance concerning the Excise at Southampton.
"The Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, having, by Ordinance of the 22th of November, 1643, designed and appointed all such Sums of Money as should come in by Way of Excise or new Impost, out of the Town of South'ton, and the County thereof, and the Division of Fawley, in the County of South'ton adjoining, unto the Maintenance of the Garrison and other Services of the said Town of South'ton and County thereof; in which Ordinance, there is no Direction to the Commissioners of Excise and new Impost in London, as is required by the Eleventh Article in the Ordinance of Excise of the 11th of September, 1643: The said Lords and Commons do hereby Declare, That they do not, by the said Ordinance of the 22th of November, intend but that the Sub-commissioners and Receivers of Excise and new Impost, in South'ton aforesaid, shall first, according to the said Ordinance of Excise of the 11th of September, make due Accompt with the Commissioners of Excise at London; and the said Lords and Commons do further Ordain and Authorize the said Commissioners of Excise or new Impost, residing in London, by the Hands of their Sub-commissioners in the said Town of South'ton and the Division of Fawley, to pay all such Sum or Sums of Money as they have or shall receive, by Way of Excise or new Impost as aforesaid, according as is directed and expressed by the said Ordinance of the 22th of November; and every Receipt and Receipts made in Manner and Form therein expressed shall from Time to Time be a sufficient Discharge unto the said Commissioners of Excise, and their Sub-commissioners, and every of them; and this Ordinance to be in Force as well for the Year past as for the Year to come, continued by the Ordinance of the Eighth of April last, 1644."
Order for 11,000 l. to be paid out of the Excise to Sir Walter Erle, for providing Arms and Ammunition.
"Whereas, by Ordinance of Parliament, dated the 29th of August last, it was Ordained, That the Commissioners of Excise should pay Two Thousand Pounds Monthly, for Six Months, accounting Eight and Twenty Days to the Month, unto Sir Walter Erle Knight, Lieutenant of the Ordnance, for the timely Provision of Arms and Ammunition, the said Monthly Payments to begin from the Ninth of July last past; with which Ordinance the said Commissioners of Excise were, by a Second Ordinance of the Third of September following, required and enjoined to comply punctually, and to abate the same out of other Assignments rather than that so necessary a Service should fail; of which Sum, the said Commissioners did advance and lend the Sum of One Thousand Pounds, upon Receipt of Sir Walter Erle, subscribed and given for Re-payment thereof, as thereby appeareth; and whereas sithence, for the Service aforesaid, a Contract is made with William Curteene, William Tomes, Esquires, and others, by the Committee of the Navy, for several Quantities of Salt-petre, to the Value of Twelve Thousand Pounds, payable by Fifteen Hundred Pounds per Month, of which the said One Thousand Pounds paid to Sir Walter Erle is accepted as Part, and to be deducted out of the First Month's Payment: The Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled do hereby Ordain and Declare, That the Receipts of Excise shall be chargeable, and are hereby charged, with Payment of Eleven Thousand Pounds, the Residue of the said Twelve Thousand Pounds, unto the said Sir Walter Erle, as followeth; that is to say, Five Hundred Pounds, Residue of Fifteen Hundred Pounds, in full of the First Month's Payment, on the last Day of this present Month of October; and so, from that Day, Fifteen Hundred Pounds per Month, accounting Eight and Twenty Days to each Month, until the whole Twelve Thousand Pounds be satisfied as aforesaid: Provided always, That the said Monthly Payments, in Form before settled, do take Place, and be paid, when other Ordinances preceding the same shall be satisfied.
"And it is further Ordained, That the said Sir Walter Erle, taking in his said Receipt for the said One Thousand Pounds, shall be hereby authorized to give Monthly Receipts for the said Twelve Thousand Pounds, which shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said Commissioners of Excise in that Behalf; and that the said Ordinance of the 29th of August and 3d or September last shall be void, and of none Effect."
House adjourned till 9a cras.