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, 20 die Junii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Coleman.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Adventurers for Lands in Ireland, Petition, for Assistance to be sent to Lord Inchiquin in Munster.
Upon reading the Petition of the Committee of Adventurers in London for Lands in Ireland; shewing, "The great Want of Supply of Force in Munster; desiring that some Horse and Foot may be speedily sent to the Lord Inchequin, else that the Province of Munster and the Protestants there will be all destroyed."
It is Ordered, That this Petition be specially recommended to the House of Commons, that some speedy Course may (fn. 1) be taken, to give them some Succour.
And immediately it was sent down to the House of Commons, by Sir Edw. Leech and Doctor Heath.
Capt. Steward protected, while his Cause with Defranchi is depending.
Upon reading the Petition of Captain Walter Steward Esquire: It is Ordered, That he shall be protected from all Arrests, during the Dependency or Agitation of the Cause depending in this House between him and Nic. Defranchi.
Ordinance to repeal the One to cut Wood, for Supply of Fuel.
Next, the Ordinance for repealing of the Ordinance for cutting of Wood, for supplying the City with Wood until Newcastle be taken, was read the Third Time, and Agreed to; and Ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, for their Concurrence.
Message to the H. C. about the following Particulars.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Doctor Aylett, &c.
1. (fn. 2) To let them know, that this House hath passed the Ordinance for the Northern Association, with the Alterations, wherein their Concurrence is desired.
2. To recommend Henry Askittle's Petition to them.
3. To recommend Major General Holburne's Petition to them.
4. To recommend Mary Fyott's Petition to them.
5. To put them in Mind to give Expedition to the Ordinance concerning the County of Rutland.
6. To desire them to take the Business of Sir Wm. Fairefaxe's Lady into Consideration.
Message from thence, for Ld. Savile to be committed, for Contempt in not answering;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Rob't Pye Knight;
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in these Particulars:
1. To desire that the Lord Savill may be committed to The Tower, close Prisoner, for his Contempt, in refusing to answer upon the Command of both Houses.
Ordered, That the Lord Savill shall stand committed to The Tower of London, close Prisoner.
and with Orders, &c. and for Col. Rous to be Governor of Evesham.
2. An Order, That the Members of both Houses, that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, do meet this Afternoon, and consider how to improve the Forces of both the Armies, for the best Advantage of the Kingdom.
3. That Colonel Edward Rous be nominated and approved of, to be Governor of Evesham.
4. An Ordinance for the present raising of One and Thirty Thousand Pounds, for the Scottish Army.
(Here enter it.)
Read Thrice, and Agreed to.
5. An Order for Two Hundred Pounds out of Haberdashers Hall, for the Prisoners that are now bringing up. (Here enter it.)
6. An Ordinance for discharging of the Sequestration of Newnham Farm.
7. An Ordinance for paying Three Hundred Pounds out of Haberdashers Hall, for Sir John Meldrum.
8. An Order for dispensing with Sir Mathew Brand, for not living in the County of Surrey during his being Sheriff. (Here enter it.)
The Answer returned was:
That concerning the Ordinance for discharging the Sequestration of Newnham Farm, their Lordships will send an Answer by Messengers of their own: To all the rest of the Particulars of this last Message, their Lordships do (fn. 3) agree.
Message from the H. C. to expedite the Ordinance for 20,000l, to reduce Oxford.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Tate:
To desire their Lordships would expedite the Ordinance formerly brought up, for the raising of Twenty Thousand Pounds, for the reducing of Oxford, it being a Business very (fn. 4) important to the Garrisons near Oxford.
Ordered, That this House will take this Ordinance into Consideration To-morrow Morning.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will take this Ordinance into speedy Consideration, and send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
L. Savill committed close Prisoner to The Tower.
Ordered, That the Lord Savill shall remain with the Gentleman Usher of this House this Day, as close Prisoner; and to be carried to The Tower To-morrow Morning, by which Time his Lodgings in The Tower will be ready for him.
Thanks to the Preachers at the Thanksgiving.
Ordered, That Mr. Marshall and Mr. Vynes have hereby Thanks given them, for their Pains (fn. 5) in Preaching Yesterday at Christ Church; and that they be desired to print their Sermons.
Letter of Thanks to General Skippon, for his Conduct at Naseby.
Ordered, That the Speaker of this House do write a Letter to Major General Skippon, at North'ton, to give him Thanks for his great Care and Diligence at the late Battle at Naseby; and, this House hearing that he is wounded, to wish him a good Recovery.
"An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons in Parliament, for the present raising of One and Thirty Thousand Pounds, to be presently sent to the Scotts Army, now upon their March Southward.
Ordinance to raise 31,000l. for the Scots Army.
"Whereas, by the Ordinance of the Lords and Commons in Parliament, of the 20th of February, 1644, Twenty-one Thousand Pounds Monthly, for Four Months, beginning the First of March, 1644, is to be charged, taxed, raised, and levied, upon divers and several Counties, Cities, Towns, Liberties, and Places therein mentioned, according to the Rates, Proportions, and Distributions, in the said Ordinance expressed, the same to have been paid in Monthly to Mr. Richard Wareing and Michaell Herring, Treasurers at Goldsmiths Hall for the Scottish Affairs; and although the said Ordinance have been so long sithence passed, yet hath it not produced that Effect, as that (fn. 6) any considerable Sum of Money hath been thereupon brought into the said Treasury for Supply of that Army, which, being now upon their March Southward, for Want thereof must be driven unto great Wants and Streights, and will occasion many Disorders and other Inconveniencies, if some present Supplies shall not be sent; and whereas the borrowing of this One and Thirty Thousand Pounds for the present have been by the Parliament especially recommended to the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons of the City of London, in Common Council assembled, for to advance this Money before-hand, and to be reimbursed thereof again, with Interest at Eight Pounds per Cent. for such Time as the Money shall be forborn, out of the First Monies that shall come in upon the said Ordinance; to which Purpose, the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons of the City of London have promised and engaged themselves to give their best Assistance and Furtherance to the promoting and effecting of the said Business: It is therefore now Ordered and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That whatsoever Person or Persons that shall, out of their good Affections to the Service, advance the said One and Thirty Thousand Pounds, or any Part thereof, shall be respectively satisfied, each One for such Part thereof as he shall lend and disburse, with Interest at Eight Pounds per Cent. for the Time it shall be forborn, to be-repaid to them, their Executors, Administrators, or Assigns, out of the First Receipts of Monies that shall come into the said Treasury at Gouldsmiths Hall aforesaid, upon the said Ordinance of the 20th of February, 1644, aforesaid; and the Acquittances of the said Treasurers at Gouldsmiths Hall aforesaid, for Receipt of the said Monies, shall be sufficient for such Persons respectively to demand the same again, with Interest as aforesaid, for the Time it shall be forborn: And it is further Ordered, That every Person so lending shall be reimbursed again his Money lent, in Order of Time as he and they do now pay the same into the Treasury; and the said Treasurers are hereby authorized, enjoined, and required, from Time to Time, to make Re-payment thereof again, with Interest as aforesaid accordingly; for which this shall enable them so to do, and whereof they shall be discharged upon Accompt."
Order for 200l. for the Prisoners taken at Naseby.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies at Habberdashers Hall do forthwith advance Two Hundred Pounds, to be paid to the Committee of Prisoners, to be disposed of for the necessary Support and Subsistence of the Soldiers sent up Prisoners by Sir Thomas Fairefax."
Order to dispense with Sir Math Brend's, High Sheriff of Surrey, Non-residence in the County.
"Whereas, by Order of both Houses of Parliament; Sir Mathew Brend Knight is appointed Sheriff of the County of Surrey, who cannot without great Prejudice and Inconveniency reside within the said County constantly: It is therefore Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the said Sir Mathew Brend, during the Time he shall continue Sheriff, shall be dispensed with for his constant residing in that County, and not incur the Penalty or Danger thereby."
Order for 300l. to Sir John Meldrum.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Three Hundred Pounds, lately voted to Sir John Meldrum by the House of Commons, being a Part of Five Hundred Pounds freely bestowed upon him as a Gift from the Parliament, shall be paid out of Habber dashers Hall."
Committee to consider of Propositions to be presented to the King for a Peace.
It was moved, upon this great good Victory the Parliament Forces have obtained over the King's, in Naseby Field, and in other Places, "That some Course may be thought of, to put an End to all these Distractions, and settling a firm and well grounded Peace, by sending Propositions to the King."
Hereupon this House Resolved, To have a Conference with the House of Commons about it; and that the same may be communicated to the Scottish Commissioners.
And these Lords following were appointed to draw up what is fit to be offered to the House of Commons, at a Conference:
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
House adjourned till 9a cras.