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 Saturni, 10 die Maii.
PRAYERS, by Dr. Smyth.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
Secondary of Woodstreet Compter sent for, for not releasing Townshend, the E. of Denbigh's Servant.
Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Tounsende; shewing, "That as, by Order of this House, he was to be released from his Restraint, being Servant to the Earl of Denbigh; which Order being served upon the Secondary of Woodstreat Compter, he denieth without a Habeas Corpus to release him thereupon."
Whereupon it is Ordered by this House, That, the said Tounsend being not upon Execution, but Mean Process, the Secondary of The Compter shall be sent for, to answer his Contempt to the Order of this House.
Message from the H.C. with Orders.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Nicolls, &c.
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in divers Particulars:
1. An Order to desire the Advance of the Scotts Army Southwards. (Here enter it.)
2. That Colonel Carr and others may be Committees for the Government of the Town of Plymouth.
(Here enter it.)
3. That Colonel James Hobert may be Governor of Lyn. (Here enter it.)
4. That Colonel Newman be Governor of Upner Castle. (Here enter it.)
5. That Major Bois be Lieutenant of Dover Castle. (Here enter it.)
6. That Colonel Sedney be Governor of Chichester. (Here enter it.)
7. That Captain Morley be Governor of Arundle Castle. (Here enter it.)
8. That Colonel Norton be Governor of Portsmouth. (Here enter it.)
9. Concurrence in certain Votes that concerns the Army. (Here enter them.)
Agreed to all.
10. That the Committee of both Kingdoms may discharge Trumpeters. (Here enter it.)
11. An Ordinance for the providing Monies, to pay the Waggoners and poor Widows.
(Here enter it,)
12. That Colonel Rossiter command the Forces in Lyncolneshire, and Lieutenant Colonel Browne to be Governor of Lyncolne, and Lieutenant Colonel Siler to be Governor of Boston, in the County of Lyncolne.
(Here enter them.)
13. The Order concerning Sir Nath. Barnadiston, to desire Concurrence therein. (Here enter it.)
The Answer returned was:
That this House will take these Particulars into Consideration, and send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Governors of Garrisons.
The Lord North reported from the Committee for appointing Persons to (fn. 1) be Governors of Garrisons, in the Place of the Members of the Houses, the Names of such Persons which they have thought fit to recommend to the Judgement of both Houses for those Places; which was read, as follows. (Here enter it.)
Secondary of Woodstreet Compter discharged on his Submission.
John Reading, Secondary to The Poultry Compter, was brought to this (fn. 1) Bar, for refusing to obey the Order of this House, in releasing Tounesende, menial Servant to the Earl of Denbigh; and, upon his Submission to this House, he was discharged of further Attendance.
Ordinance to raise Money in Oxon, Berks, and Bucks.
Next, the Ordinance was read, for giving Power to the Committee for the Counties of Oxon, Bucks, and Berke', for taking voluntary Subscriptions, for maintaining Forces with Major General Browne, for the Taking of Oxford; and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
Governors of Garrisons, &c. and Committees for carrying on the War in different Associations.
"Colonel Norton nominated to have the Command of Portsmouth.
"Colonel Davies to be recommended to Southampton.
Colonel Sydney nominated to Chichester, for the present.
"Colonel James Temple to command in Arrundell Castle.
"Major John Bois to be Governor of Dover Castle.
"Captain George Newman to be Captain of Upnor Castle.
"Lieutenant Colonel James Hubbert to have the Command of Lyn.
"That no Man appointed to command any Forces, appropriated to One or more Counties, shall have Power to make any General Officers under them, or shall have a higher Title than a Colonel.
Lieutenant Colonel Cocking to be Governor of Newport Pagnall.
"Captain Tho. Willoughbie to be Governor of Coventry, and to have Colonel Barker's Regiment.
Colonel John Bridges, Governor of Warricke Castle, to have likewise the Command of that Town.
"Colonel Rossiter to command the Forces, both (fn. 2) Horse and Foot, in Lyncolneshire.
"Lieutenant Colonel Browne to be Governor of the Town of Lyncolne.
"Lieutenant Colonel Syler to be Governor of Boston. Captain Wm. Comer to have the Command of Colonel Purefoye's Regiment of Horse.
Sir Thomas Fairefax,
Sir Hen. Vane Senior,
Sir Hen. Vane Junior,
Mr. Fran. Pierpont,
Sir Math. Bointon,
Sir Wm. Constable,
Mr. Rob. Fenwicke,
Mr. Brian Stapilton,
Mr. Rich. Barwis,
Mr. Hen. Darley,
Mr. Gilb. Millington:
"These, or any Three of them, to order and direct the carrying on of the War within the Northern Association; and to govern the Forces now under the Command of the Lord Fairfaix within the said Association. This Committee to continue for Forty Days after the Determination of the Lord Fairfax's Commission. Lieutenant Colonel Poines to have the executive Part under this Committee within the Northern Association.
"Colonel Jones to have Sir Wm. Brewerton's Regiment of Horse.
"Major Louthian to have Sir Wm. Brewerton's Regiment of Foot.
"Sir George Bothe Knight and Baronet,
Sir Wm. Brewerton Bart.
Colonel George Boothe,
Colonel Hen. Brookes,
Colonel Rob. Duckenfield,
Colonel Jo. Leigh,
The Governor of Nampwich for the Time being:
"These, or any Three of them, to order and direct the carrying on of the War within the County of Chester, and to govern the Forces now under the Command of Sir Wm. Brewerton. This Committee to continue for Forty Days after the Determination of Sir Wm. Brewerton's Commission.
"Captain Hen. Stone to have the Command of Eccleshall Castle.
That Colonel Mitten shall command the Forces of North Wales, now under Sir Tho. Middleton.
"That a Committee be appointed, to order and direct the carrying on of the War in those Parts, now under Sir Tho. Middleton; the Nomination of the Persons to be respited for the present, at the Desire of the Gentlemen of that Country.
"Captain Hen. Flower to have Colonel Barker's Troop of Horse at Coventry."
Message from the H C. with Letters from General Cromwell and Browne, and with an Ordinance.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Nicolls, &c.
To acquaint their Lordships with Two Letters, from Lieutenant General Cromwell and Major Browne; and desire Concurrence in an Ordinance concerning Colonel Cromwell, for continuing him in his Command Forty Days longer. (Here enter it.)
Read Thrice, and Agreed to.
Declaration to The States General.
The Declaration to be sent to The States of the United Provinces was read Half, and the rest to be read on Monday Morning next.
Wise, for a Disturbance in Sutton Marsh.
The Business of Mr. Wise, concerning Sutton Marsh, to be heard on Tuesday next.
Votes for the Scots Army to March Southward.
"Resolved, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That both Houses do desire, that the Scotts Army would speedily advance Southward; and that the Parliament will take Care to put those Northern Parts into a Posture of Defence.
To be supplied with Provisions.
"Resolved, &c. That the Scotts Army shall have Provisions in their March, giving their Tickets for the same; and that the same shall be re-paid to the Persons of whom they shall receive them, out of the Monthly Pay assigned to the Scotts Army by the last Ordinance.
"Ordered, That this Answer be returned to the Scotts Commissioners here, and likewise sent to the Committees and Commissioners of both Kingdoms residing with the Scotts Army, who are desired to take Care that the said Order for Provisions be speedily performed."
Committee for Government of Plymouth.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That a Committee, consisting of the Number of Five, be appointed to have the Command of the Garrison of Plymouth, and Fort and Island there, and to order and direct the Government thereof, until both Houses take further Order; videlicet, Justinian Peard now Mayor of the Town of Plymouth, Colonel James Kerre, Mr. Thomas Ceely, Colonel John Crocker, Mr. John Bere, or, any Three of them; and that Colonel Kerre have the Command of the Forces in that Garrison, under the Committee.
Governors of Garrisons, &c.
"Resolved, &c. That the Houses do approve of Lieutenant Colonel James Hobart, to be Governor of Lyn, in the Place of Colonel Walton.
"Resolved, &c. That the Houses do approve of Colonel George Newman, to be Governor of Upner Castle and the Two Sconces there, as amply as Captain Richard Lee formerly held the same.
"Resolved, &c. That the Houses do approve of Major John Boyce, to be Lieutenant of Dover Castle.
"Resolved, &c. That the Houses do approve of Colonel Algernon Sydney, to be Governor of Chichester.
"Resolved, &c. That the Houses do approve of Captain Wm. Morley, to be Governor of the Town and Castle of Arundell, in the County of Sussex.
"Resolved, &c. That the Houses do approve of Colonel Norton, to be Governor of Portsmouth."
Life-guard of the late Lord General, an Allowance.
Ordered, That the Life-guard of the late Lord General shall have Three Shillings per Diem more than an Ordinary Trooper.
Captain Knight's Troop, Ditto.
Ordered, That Captain Knight's Troop shall have One Shilling per Diem more than an Ordinary Trooper.
General Skippon's Captain Lieutenant of Horse, Ditto.
Ordered, That Serjeant Major General Skippon's Captain Lieutenant of Horse shall have, with his Lieutenant's Pay, the full Allowances as a Captain of Horse hath.
4 Commissioners of the Army, and their Clerks, Ditto.
Ordered, That the Four Commissioners of the Army shall have Twenty Shillings per Diem apiece, and for their Four Clerks Thirteen Shillings Four Pence per Diem, to be paid by the Treasurers.
Ordered, That the Entertainment of Ten Carpenters, at Eighteen Pence per Diem each, shall be added to the Establishment.
Committee of both Kingdoms to receive and discharge Messengers, &c. from the King's Quarters.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That it be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to receive and discharge all Trumpeters, or other Messengers, that shall come from the King's Quarters to this Town; and to report their Messages to the Houses; and to discharge the Trumpeters that are already here, and to take Care of defraying the Expence of the Trumpeters that have been detained here for some Time."
Commanders of Forces, and Governors of Garrisons.
"Resolved, &c. That the Houses do approve of Colonel Edward Rosseter to have the Command of all the Forces of Horse and Foot of the County of Lyncolne.
"Resolved, &c. That the Houses do approve of Lieutenant Colonel Browne, to be Governor of Lyncolne.
"Resolved, &c. That the Houses do approve of Lieutenant Colonel Browne, to be Colonel of the Regiment of Foot at Lyncolne, which formerly was Colonel King's; and it is recommended to the Members of Parliament that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, to grant him a Commission to be Colonel of the said Regiment.
"Resolved, &c. That the Houses do approve of Lieutenant Colonel Siler, to be Governor of Boston, in the County of Lyncolne."
Ordinance to provide Monies, for Pay of Waggoners, Soldiers, and poor Widows.
"Be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons now assembled in Parliament, That Wm. Greenhill, John Randall, John Pocock, and Rich'd Hutchinson, Treasurers appointed for the sick and maimed Soldiers, or any Two of them, shall have Power, and are hereby authorized, to receive all and singular Sum and Sums of Money, due and arrear to the State, upon the Ordinance for the Three Months Weekly Assessment, dated about the Fourth of March, 1642, for the Maintenance of the Army, and other great Affairs of the Commonwealth, and not formerly disposed of by Ordinance of Parliament; and all Collectors of the said Monies are hereby enjoined to make speedy Payment of the Monies so in Arrear upon the said Ordinance to the said Treasurers, whose Acquittance shall be a Discharge unto the Collectors in that Behalf; and shall also receive the Sum of One, Thousand Pounds out of Habberdashers Hall, after all former Assignments charged there before the Date hereof: And be it further Ordained, That the said Treasurers shall issue the said Money, towards the Payment and Satisfaction of such Soldiers, Waggoners, and their Widows, to whom the State is indebted, according to such Warrants as from Time to Time the Committee for the Army sitting in the Dutchy Chamber at Westm'r, or any Four of them, under their Hands, shall direct and appoint; whose Warrant, together with the Acquittance of the Parties, shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said Treasurers for what they shall so pay: And be it further Ordained, That the said Treasurers shall also receive all such Sum and Sums of Money as are due, or shall accrue due to the State, by an Ordinance bearing Date the Eighth of July, 1644, being an additional Excise of some Commodities not formerly excised, and appointed to be paid unto Sir Gilbert Gerrard by an Ordinance bearing Date the 3d Day of August following; and the same shall issue and pay unto such Person and Persons as the said Committee, or any Four of them, shall appoint, for the Uses mentioned in the said Ordinance."
Committee of Oxon, Bucks, and Berks, to raise Money for General Browne's Forces, for the Reduction of Oxford.
"It is this Day Ordered and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Committee of the Three Counties of Oxon, Bucks, and Berks, or any Two of them, or such Persons as that Committee shall appoint for that Purpose, shall have Authority, and are hereby enabled, to take the voluntary Subscriptions of any Persons whatsoever, both Members of either House of Parliament and others, for the maintaining of additional Forces under the Command of Major General Browne to these Forces he hath already, for Four Months, at the usual Pay, for the Taking of Oxford; and what Forces and Money shall be raised by such voluntary Contributions shall be employed for the Taking of Oxford, and not diverted or employed in any other Service whatsoever; and the said Committee of the Three Counties are hereby authorized to treat and confer with any Committees, or other Persons, of the Cities of London or elsewhere, for the better carrying on of this Work; and are to bring in an Ordinance for this Purpose."
General Cromwell to be continued in his Command.
"Whereas Lieutenant General Cromwell is now actually in the Service of the Parliament, and in Prosecution of the Enemy: It is this Day Ordered and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Lieutenant General Cromwell shall continue in the Employment he is now in for Forty Days longer; notwithstanding the late Ordinance, or any Clause therein, that discharges the Members of either House to have any Military or Civil Command or Office."
Sir Nathaniel Barnardiston to receive the Remainder of a Debt due to him.
"Upon the reading of the humble Petition of Sir Nathaniel Barnardiston (a Member of the Commons House); setting forth, That he had received Four Hundred Seventy-nine Pounds, Seven Shillings, Seven Pence, of Mr. Robert Webb, Collector of the Four Hundred Thousand Pounds Subsidy in the County of Suff. in Part of a Debt due from the State: It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That it be referred to the Treasurers at Guildhall for the said Four Hundred Thousand Pounds Subsidy, speedily to consider of his Warrants, and to allow of the Payment of the said Four Hundred Seventy-nine Pounds, Seven Shillings, Seven Pence; and to pay the Remainder which shall be found due to the said Sir Natha. Barnardiston, according to his said Warrants; for which this shall be a sufficient Discharge, as well to the said Treasurers as to the said Mr. Webb, and to every other Person who are to give any Discharge for the same."
House adjourned till 9a, Monday next.