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 Jovis, 23 die Octobris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Ash.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
Answer from the H. C.
Sir Edward Leech and Dr. Aylett return with this Answer to the Message sent Yesterday to the House of Commons:
That they agree to the Alteration in the Ordinance concerning the Waggoners: To all the rest of the Particulars, they will take them into Consideration, [ (fn. 1) and send an Answer] by Messengers of their own.
A Letter from Sir Thomas Fairefaix was read, as follows:
Letter from Sir T. Fairfax, that he had taken Tiverton, and was following the Enemy Westward.
"For the Right Honourable the Lord Grey of Warke, Speaker of the House of Peers pro Tempore.
"Since the Army came further West, I have not given your Lordship an Account of the Motion thereof. Upon the Army's Advance from Charde, the Enemy marched with Two Thousand Horse, with Intention (as we received Intelligence) to break through, and join with the Forces about Oxford. They fell into the Quarters of our Dragoons, where they took some few Prisoners, and returned immediately. The whole Army advanced that Day after the Enemy to Hunnyton, where the Horse lay in the Field all Night, to watch their Motions; but coming nearer to their Quarters next Day, all the Enemy's Horse drew over the River Ex; upon which River, within Three or Four Miles of Exeter, I quartered both Horse and Foot, the better to keep the Enemy from making Attempt to march Eastward. With the Residue of the Army, I marched to Teverton, whither Major General Massey was sent with some Regiments, but found the Governor resolved to hold out. It was (after Consultation) agreed on to storm the Place, the Season of the Year not admitting of much Time to be (fn. 2) spent about it; and Yesterday after Sermon, having called a Council of War to order the Manner of the Storm, the Gunner with a great Shot brake the Chain, whereby the Draw-bridge fell down; and the Soldiers immediately entered, and got over the Works with little Opposition. The Enemy fled into the Church and Castle for their Security, where they craved Quarter for their Lives. We took Sir Gilb't Talbott (Colonel) the Governor of the Place, and about Two Hundred Prisoners more, Four Piece of Ordnance, and Thirty Barrels of Powder. The Works were very regular and strong. The Army advanced this Day towards the Enemy Westward; and as there is further Occasion, your Lordship shall not fail of an Account from
"Your Lordship's humble Servant,
Teverton, the 20 October, 1645.
Ordered, That a Letter be written, by the Speaker of this House, to Sir Tho. Fairfax, to give him Thanks, in the Name of the House, for his great Care and Pains in the good Conduct of the Army; and accordingly a Letter was drawn by the Speaker, and read, and approved of, and the Speaker Ordered to send it:
Letter of Thanks to him.
"I am commanded, by the Lords the Peers in Parliament, to return you Thanks, for your great Care, Courage, and Conduct of that Army; nor is there any Thing more acceptable, than the good Service wherewith it hath pleased God to second your gallant Endeavours remarkable at Teverton, the Continuance of which we shall incessantly desire, and implore the Aid of the Almighty to put a Period to these unhappy Wars.
"Your very affectionate Friend,
"Grey of Warke, Speaker of the House of Peers pro Tempore.
"For the Right Honourable Sir Tho. Fairefaix Knight, General of the Forces raised by the Parliament."
A Letter from the Lord Wharton was read, as follows:
Letter from Ld. Wharton, about the Return of Mess. Marshall and Strong.
"For the Lord Grey of Warke, Speaker of the House of Peers pro Tempore, at Westm.
"May it please your Lordships,
"Mr. Marshall and Mr. Strong having afforded us their Company these Ten Weeks, and now the Affairs you have intrusted us (fn. 3) to St. Andrewes still further North; we have thought fit to give our Consent for their Return, well knowing how much they are desired and needed in the South; though we shall suffer much for Want of their Company, from whom we have received much Comfort, and their best Assistance in our Business as Occasion hath been offered. I rest
"Your Lordships humble Servant,
Barwicke, 8th of October, 1645.
Ordinances for Concurrence.
An Ordinance was read, to pay One Thousand Six Hundred Seventy Pounds, and Eight Pence, to Mr. Maurice Thompson. (Here enter it.)
An Ordinance to pay Mr. Maurice Thompson Two Hundred Thirty-three Pounds, Eighteen Shillings; and Four Pence. (Here enter it.)
2000l. due by the King to Sir E. Leech.
Ordered, That the Committee that is to take into Consideration the Ordinance for granting of the Mills and Iron Furnaces and Woods in the Forest of Deane to Colonel Massye, may take into Consideration a Debt due from His Majesty of Two Thousand Pounds to Sir Edward Leech, and charged formerly upon the Receiver of the Profits of the Woods and Furnaces aforesaid.
Ketterell to be attached, for preventing Needham from being apprehended.
Upon reading the Affidavit of Walter Gouge, "That he having an Order of this House, to attach Mr. Needham, the Author of Brittanicus, did Yesterday learn that he was in the House of James Ketterell, near Temple Barr, and did there accordingly attach the said Nedham; which James Ketterell understanding, came to the Deponent, and said, "That he was a Rascal, to come thither to disturb his Guest," and thrust him out of the Door, by which Means the said Needham escaped; and gave him other reviling Language; though he was told that he had your Lordships Order."
It is Ordered, That the said James Ketticrell shall be attached, and brought before this House, to answer the said Offence to this House.
Count Egmont to export Horses.
Ordered, That Count Egmont shall have Liberty to transport Ten Geldings, Custom-free.
The Ordinance concerning Sarah Delamaine, Widow of Mr. Delamaine, was read, and Agreed to; and Ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, for their Concurrence.
Message to the H. C. for their Concurrence.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page:
To desire Concurrence, that Count Egmont may transport Ten Geldings, Custom-free.
2. To desire Concurrence in the Ordinance concerning Mrs. Delamaine.
Grove versus Mills.
Ordered, That the Cause concerning Grove, against Ric'd Mills, shall be heard at this Bar, on Monday Sevennight.
Order for 1670l. 8 d. to Mr. Maurice Thompson, for Provisions, Cloaths, &c. for Irish Troops.
"Whereas it appeareth to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, that Mr. Maurice Thompson, Merchant, did, at their Intreaty, and in Pursuance of their Resolution taken the 14th Day of October, 1642, cause to be advanced and paid at Bristoll, for the Pay of One Hundred and Thirteen Soldiers raised there, by Lieutenant Colonel St. Leger, as Part of the Regiment of the Lord of Kerry, who were so mustered and certified by (fn. 3) the Mayor of that City, the Sum of Forty-nine Pounds; and whereas he hath also disbursed, for the Freight of divers Packs of Cloaths, Twenty-five Fats of Match, a good Quantity of Lead and Round Shot sent by the Order of that Committee to Dublin in Ireland, in a Ship called The Blessing of London, whereof George Grimes was Master, the Sum of One Hundred and Four Pounds, the Price agreed on by the Bill of Lading; and whereas also it appeareth, by the Certificate of the Lords Justices and Council of Ireland, dated the 20th Day of May, 1643, that Richard Chaundler and George Grimes did deliver in to the Stores at Dublin Two Thousand Three Hundred North Sea Fish, for the Service of the Army, at the Price of One Hundred and Fifteen Pounds, whereof Nine Pounds was paid them there in Deal Boards, and the Residue, being [ (fn. 4) One Hundred and Six] Pounds, was to be paid here in London, by the Parliament, to the said Mr. Thompson; and further, whereas it appeareth, by Certificate of the Commissioners and Officers of the Navy, that, according to the Tenor of a Contract, made in Pursuance of an Ordinance of Parliament, dated the 19th Day of October, 1642, by the Committee for the Government of the Navy, with the Owners of (fn. 5) the Ship called The Hopewell of London, there is due unto the said Maurice Thompson and the rest of the Owners the Sum of One Thousand Three Hundred Thirtyfive Pounds, and Eight Pence, out of the Adventurersmoney, for the Service of the said Ship, in guarding the Coasts of Ireland, being of the Burthen of Two Hundred Tun, and rigged, fitted, furnished in warlike Manner, and victualed and manned, at the Charge of the Owners, with Sixty Men, Seven Months, and Two Days, beginning the Fifth of November, 1642, and ending the 21th Day of May, 1643, at the Rate of Three Pounds, Fifteen Shillings, and Six Pence a Man per Mensem, after Abatement for the Victual and Wages of Men kept short of her full Complement, according to the Musters; all which Sums aforesaid do amount to Sixteen Hundred Three Score and Ten Pounds, and (fn. 6) Eighteen Pence: It is now Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in this present Parliament assembled, That the Receivers of the Adventurers-money, upon Subscriptions for Lands in Ireland, do, out of such Monies as are or shall come to their Hands by virtue of those Acts, pay unto Nicholas Loftus Esquire, Deputy Treasurer at Wars for that Kingdom, the said Sum of Sixteen Hundred Three Score and Ten Pounds, and (fn. 6) Eight Pence, to be by him forthwith paid over unto the said Mr. Maurice Thompson, or his Assigns, in full Discharge of all the aforesaid Particulars, so appearing or alledged to be due unto him, or his Part Owners; and that the said Mr. Loftus do take Order for Defalcation of so much thereof as is defalcable, upon the Pay of the Soldiers that received the Victual or Money mentioned therein."
Order for 233l. 18s. 4d. to him, for D°.
"Whereas it appeareth to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, by the Accompt of William Leithes, Deputy to Mr. Davies, of Carrickfergus, in Ulster, that he is Debtor to Mr. Maurice Thompson, of London, Merchant, in the Sum of Two Hundred Thirty-three Pounds, Eighteen Shillings, and Four Pence, for Provision of Salt, and other Necessaries, for the Use of the Army in Ulster, and issued by the said Mr. Davies to several Regiments in those Parts; and whereas, upon the Accompt of the said Mr. John Davis, for Victual delivered to that Army, there appeareth to be due unto him great Sums of Money, amounting to Five Thousand Pounds at the least, for which no Payment is yet appointed him, and out of which Mr. Davies is contented Mr. Thompson should receive Satisfaction: It is now thought fit, and Ordered by the Lords and Commons in this present Parliament assembled, for the Satisfaction of the said Mr. Maurice Thompson, That the Receivers of the Adventurersmoney, upon the Acts of Subscriptions for Lands in Ireland, do out of such Monies as are or shall come to their Hands by virtue of those Acts, pay unto Nicholas Loftus Esquire, Deputy Treasurer at Wars for Ireland, the said Sum of Two Hundred Thirtythree Pounds, Eighteen Shillings, and Four Pence, to be by him forthwith paid over unto the said Maurice Thompson, or his Assigns, in Part of such Monies as do or shall appear to be due to the said Mr. Davis, upon his Accompt of Victuals furnished unto the Armies in Ulster, and to be so charged upon him in his Accompt."
House adjourned till 9a cras.