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 Sabbati, 2 die Augusti.
E. of Stamford to export Horses.
D. of Gueldres, a Pass.
Ordinance concerning the Isle of Ely.
Col. Davis to be Governor there.
Message from the H. C. with Ordinances.
5. An Ordinance for paying Nine Thousand Four Hundred Pounds, out of the Excise, to such Officers as were (fn. 1) under the Command of the Earl of Essex. (Here enter it.)
That this House will take the Ordinance concerning the County of North'ton into Consideration, and will send an Answer by Messengers of their own: To all the rest of the Particulars of this Message, this House agrees to them.
Jackson, E. of Warwick's Servant, arrested.
Upon reading the Petition of Wm. Jackson, menial Servant to the Earl of Warwick; complaining, "That he is arrested, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament, and imprisoned, at the Suit of Ralph Ashby and Samuell Wells:" (Here enter the Petition.)
Parties sent for.
It is Ordered, That the said Wm. Jackson shall be forthwith released from his present Imprisonment, and attend this House on Monday next, according to the undertaking of the Earl of Warwicke; at which (fn. 2) Time, the Parties at whose Suit he was arrested, and likewise the Under-Sheriff and the Serjeants that arrested him, shall appear.
Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance.
Order to suspend the Election of a Master of Trinity Hall, Cambridge.
"The Lords and understanding that, by the Death of Doctor Eaden, the Mastership of Trinity Hall in Cambridge is now void, do Order, That the Fellows of Trynity Hall do suspend their Election of any Master, until the Houses shall further perfect what they intend for the Reformation and Regulating of the said University."
Message to the H. C. with it.
Thomas's Deposition, about the Libel, called The Soldiers Catechism.
This Day Wm. Thomas, upon Oath, deposed, "That he did never see the scandalous Book called The Souldiers Catechisme; but did hear that Mr. Royston had given Mr. Wright One; that Mr. Royston did offer him to be employed to carry Aulicus into Westm. Hall; but he refused to meddle with any such scandalous Book, thereupon Royston did send his Man with them."
Order for recruiting the Garrison at Abingdon.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That so much of the Twenty Thousand Pounds passed by Ordinance, to be raised, for the reducing of Oxon, as shall be necessary for the recruiting of the Foot at Abington to Two Thousand, and the Horse to Six Hundred, shall be employed to that Purpose; and that the Residue of the said Twenty Thousand Pounds be employed for the Pay of the said Men, and for providing of other Forces to be employed in those Parts; and that it be referred to the Committee of the Three associated Counties of Oxon, Bucks, and Berks, to take Care for the putting of this Order in due Execution; and that they do intend it, and diligently and daily set upon it, and do advise with Major General Browne herein:"
Order for 4 l. per Week to Mr. D'Oyley.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Four Pounds per Week be paid to John Doyley Esquire, (fn. 3) who has been ruined for his Faithfulness to the Parliament, for his present Maintenance, by the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies sitting at Habber dashers Hall."
Col. Harley to be Governor of Cannon Froom.
"The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do approve of Colonel Edward Harley, to be Governor of Cannon Froome; and that the Members of both Houses that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms do give him Commission accordingly."
Lady Drake and Sir Francis, each 4 l. per Week.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Lady Drake and Sir Franc's Drake shall have Four Pounds per Week paid to each of them, respectively, for their present Maintenance, by the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies sitting at Habberdashers Hall."
Ordinance for 9400 l. for reduced Officers, &c.
"It is this Day Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Sum of Nine Thousand Four Hundred Pounds shall be paid in Course unto Mr. Franc's Vernon, late Deputy Treasurer unto Sir Gilb't Gerrard, out of the Receipts of Excise and new Impost, by Ordinance of the 11th of September, 1643, whereof Eight Thousand Pounds is to be paid by him, upon Accompt, to such English, Scotch, and other Officers, by such Proportions as shall be mentioned in a List subscribed by the Committee of the Army, or any Five of them; and One other Thousand Pounds thereof for the Payment of the Train of Artillery late under the Command of the Earl of Essex, according to a List likewise thereof to be subscribed by the said Committee, or any Five of them; and the other Four Hundred Pounds for the reduced Horse and Foot Reformadoes late under the Command of the Earl of Essex, to be equally divided amongst them; and the Commissioners of Excise and new Impost are hereby authorized to pay the said Sum of Nine Thousand Four Hundred Pounds accordingly, in due Order and Course, unto the said Mr. Francis Vernon, next after other Assignments formerly made; and the Receipt of the said Mr. Francis Vernon shall be a sufficient Discharge unto the said Commissioners of Excise or new Impost, and every of them, for the Payment of the said Nine Thousand Four Hundred Pounds, or any Part thereof: Provided, and be it further Ordained, That if the Commissioners of Excise, or any other wellaffected Persons, shall advance the said Sums, or any Part thereof, to the said Commissioners of Excise, to be paid to Mr. Francis Vernon as aforesaid, by Way of Loan, that they, the said Persons so advancing, shall be secured all such Sums as they shall so advance, with Interest after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Cent. upon the Credit of the Excise, and shall be paid the same out of the Receipts of the Excise, with Interest as aforesaid, for so long Time as the said Sums, or any Part thereof, shall be unpaid; and the Receipt of the said Mr. Francis Vernon, or any other Person or Persons by his Order and Assignment under his Hand and Seal, being such Persons as have advanced the same, or any Part thereof, shall be a sufficient Discharge to the Commissioners of Excise or new Impost, for the Payment of the said Nine Thousand Four Hundred Pounds, with Interest as aforesaid, or for any Part or Parcel thereof."
Jackson's, E. cf Warwick's Servant, Petition against Ashby, Wells, &c. for arresting him.
"That, according to Privilege of Parliament, your Petitioner, having a (fn. 4) Protection under the Hand and Seal of the said Earl his Master, was lately arrested, at the Suit of one Raph Ashby and Samuell Wells, upon Pretence that your Petitioner was indebted unto them for Freight; which, being referred to Arbitration, appeared to be a very small Debt, or no Debt at all; and that your Petitioner was freed from their said Asrest, by your Honours Order of this Honourable House; and that the said Ashby and Wells, in great Contempt of the said Order, your Honours Privilege of Parliament, and the said Earl of Warwick's Protection, further causelessly to molest your Petitioner, have, by the Petition and Affidavit hereunto annexed, obtained a Writ of Ne exeat Regnum against your Petitioner; and, notwithstanding your Honours foresaid Order, and the said Protection, well known unto them, and shewed unto James Prinne Under-Sheriff of Midd. and Benjamine Griffith and William Hurelstone his Bailiffs, they have arrested and imprisoned your Petitioner, for the self-same pretended Freight and Action, from which your Petitioner was formerly discharged by your Honours Order; and the said Sheriff and Bailiffs do utterly refuse to give any Obedience or Regard at all unto the said Order and Protection.
"The Premises considered, your Petitioner most humbly imploreth, that your Honours would be pleased to call before you the said Ashby and Wells, the said Pryn, Hurelstone, and Griffith, to answer the Premises, and their several Contempts; and that your Petitioner may receive such Relief and Reparations concerning the Premises, as to your grave Wisdoms shall seem meet.
Order for 2000 l. for Pembroke.
"Whereas, by Ordinance of both Houses of Parliament, bearing Date the Sixteenth Day of April last past, the Commissioners of Excise are authorized to make Payment of the Sum of Three Thousand Pounds unto Charles Lloyd Merchant Adventurer, or Arthur Owen Esquire, for the Use of Major General Lawbern's Forces, out of the Receipts of the Excise, next after such other Assignments as were then already made upon that Office shall be satisfied and paid in Course; and whereas John Watts, of London, Merchant, looking upon the pressing Necessities of the said Forces, hath advanced beforehand the Sum of Two Thousand Pounds of the said Three Thousand Pounds, for the Service aforesaid, and hath paid the same to the said Arthur Owen, and to John Elliott Esquire, Agent for the County of Pembroke: Be it therefore Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the said Two Thousand Pounds, disbursed by the said John Watts as aforesaid, shall be charged upon the Receipts of the Excise; and that the Commissioners of Excise are hereby authorized to pay, and shall pay, to the said John Watts, his Executors, Administrators, or Assigns, the said Two Thousand Pounds, as Part of the said Three Thousand Pounds charged upon the Excise as aforesaid, out of the Receipts of the Excise, at such Times, and in such Manner, as the said Three Thousand Pounds is to be paid by the Tenor of the said Ordinance of the Sixteenth of April last past, with Interest for the said Two Thousand Pounds, after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Cent. per Annum, from the Time of the Disbursement thereof, until the said Money shall be fully paid to the said John Watts or his Assigns; and that the Receipt and Receipts of the said John Watts, his Executors and Assigns, for the same, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the Commissioners of Excise, for the said Two Thousand Pounds, and for the Interest thereof."