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, 13 die Novembris.
Jones to be instituted to Rotherfield Greys.
Ordered, That Sir Nathaniell Brent shall give Institution and Induction to Rob't Jones Clerk, to be Minister of the Parsonage of Rotherfeild Grayes, in Oxfordshire, being presented by Sir John Evelyn Junior.
E. of Chesterfield's Petition to be sent to the H. C.
Ordered, That the Earl of Chesterfield's Petition be sent down to the House of Commons; and desire their Concurrence, that the same may be referred to the Lords and Commons for the Committee of Sequestrations.
Party of Horse to convoy 400 Recruits from Reading, for Gen. Skippon's Regiment at Bristol.
That there are at Readinge about Four (fn. 1) Hundred Men, which are assigned for the Recruit of Serjeant Major General Skippon's Regiment at Bristoll. The Committee for the Army doth desire the Committee of the Two Kingdoms, as well to secure those Men against the Enemy, as from running away, to order, that a Party of Colonel Jepson's Horse may convoy them in their March within a Day's March of Bristoll; and the Committee for the Army will be ready to gratify the Horse that shall be ordered for this Purpose.
Levying Recruits to be stopped.
"That inasmuch as the Army is now far off, and reasonable full in their Numbers, the Committee doth humbly offer it to the Consideration of the Committee of the Two Kingdoms, whether the rest of the Recruits may not be put off from levying until further Order, and Letters from them to issue accordingly (if they think fit)."
Col. Boulstrode to be Colonel of the Regiment, late Fleetwood's, at Aylsbury.
Ordered, That, in the Order Yesterday passed, for making Lieutenant Colonel Boulstrode Governor of Alysbury, after the Word ["Commission"], these Words be added ["to be Governor of the said Town, and likewise a Commission to be Colonel of the Regiment which was Colonel Fleetwood's, now in Aylsebury"]; and the Concurrence of the House of Commons to be desired herein.
Ordinance to continue the Loan for Plymouth.
The Lord Robertes reported, "That the Committee have considered of the Ordinance for Continuance of the Loan of Five Thousand Pounds by the Treasurers of the Half per Cent. for Plymouth; and they think it fit to pass, with some Alterations."
Message to the H C. with it; and about the following Particulars.
3. To communicate the Petition of the Earl of Chesterfeld; and to desire that they would join with this House, in referring the same to the Consideration of the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations.
Arthur and Fogg sent for, distraining from the E. of Midd's Park of Copthall.
Upon reading the Affidavit of Marmaduke Tinker, of Waltham Abby, in the County of Essex, "That Notice was given of the Order of this House, of the 23th of May last (wherein this House declares that they are of Opinion, that the House of Cophall, and Park wherein the said House stands, being an Ancient Park, and belonging to the Earl of Midd. a Member of Parliament, ought to be freed from Assessments and Taxes, the same being an Ancient Park, and no Profit made thereof, by renting it out or Agistments), to Gyles Carter and Wm. Stoker, Collectors for the said Rates and Taxes, who slighted the said Order, and notwithstanding distrained Two Cows of the said Earl's; and the said Tinker shewed the said Order on Friday last to Nicholas Arthur and Ric'd Fogge, Collectors for the Parish of Epping, who notwithstanding presently distrained One Cow of the said Earl's, for the Rates and Taxes aforesaid."
L. Paget's Park to be exempted.
Answer from the H. C.
That concerning the Ordinance touching The Covent Garden Church, and the Scotts Letter, and the Conference, they will send an Answer by Messengers of their own: To the Paper concerning the Garrison of Belfast in Ireland, and the Ordinance concerning the Persons that come out of the King's Quarters, they do Agree. (Here enter it.)
Grove, Stratford, &c sent for, for Depredations on the Estate of the late Lord Newburgh.
Upon reading the Affidavits of Christopher Casebeard and John Gregory: (Here enter them.) It is Ordered, That Thomas Grove, Ric'd Stratford, and John Chapman, shall be sent for as Delinquents, and brought before this House, to answer their Offences.
Affidavits concerning it.
Christopher Casebeard, aged Thirty Years or thereabouts, maketh Oath, That, upon Friday last, being the Seventh Day of this Instant November, Thomas Grove, Richard Stratford, and John Chapman, with many others, came into a Coppice of one Henry King, near Standford Dingly, being Part of the Lands of the late Lord Newburgh, in a most violent Manner, with Staves and Weapons, and with Horses, Oxen, Chains, and Tackle; and did then and there draw forth about Eight Loads of Timber, which formerly was cut down by Sir Humfry Foster's Appointment; which Timber, by virtue of an Order from the Lords House, was not to be taken away; which Order one Thomas Clarke did shew unto them, and did read it to them in the Presence of this Deponent; but they scorned the same, and violently threw the said Thomas Clarke and this Deponent into a Ditch; the said Thomas Grove saying, "That he cared not for the said Order, nor would he obey the same."
John Gregory, aged Fifty and Eight Years, maketh Oath, That, in June last, he did serve one Thomas Grove, Servant and Agent for Sir Humfrey Foster, with an Order of the Lords House, dated the 20th of May last past, and made upon the Petition of the Lady Newburgh, and Richard Barrett Esquire, against Sir Humfrey Foster; and gave a Copy thereof, and wished him to forbear the cutting or carrying any more Wood and Timber; and yet, since that Time, the said Thomas Grove hath sold and carried away both Wood and Timber, both at Wolv'ton and Standford Dingly.
Ordinance concerning those that come out of the King's Quarters.
Whereas Information is given of divers Persons that have been in Arms against the Parliament, and some who have deserted it, and others that have assisted the Enemy, do resort to the City of London, or the City of Westm. and give no Account of their coming in, or Abode there: The Lords and Commons do Declare and Ordain, That all such Person or Persons as have been in Arms against, or deserted the Parliament, or have adhered to, or afforded any voluntary Aid or Assistance to the Enemy, being now, or hereafter shall be, in the City of London, or within the Lines of Communication, shall, within Five Days after the Date hereof, repair to Colonel Manwareing, Sir David Watkins, Mr. Ayres, Colonel Sowton, Maurice Thompson, Major Robert Thompson, Major Vaughan, Major Sallaway, Captain Jones, Lieutenant Colonel Taylor, Colonel Prince, Captain Coe, Mr. Corbett, Captain Storey, Mr. Francis Shute, Colonel Bradley, Mr. Wm. Hiccocke, Mr. Ward, Mr. Gabriell Becke, Mr. Greensmith, Mr. Richard Hill, Mr. Samuell Moyer, and Mr. Hartley, or any Three or more of them, sitting in a Committee at Gouldsmithes Hall, and there enter their Names and Qualities, and most usual Place of Abode immediately before and since the Beginning of this War, and also the Place of their Lodging, (fn. 2) from which they are not to remove without first giving Notice to the said Committee: And it is Declared, by the Authority aforesaid, That if any such Person or Persons aforesaid shall not enter their Appearance as aforesaid within the Time prefixed; they shall be taken as Spies, and proceeded against by Martial Law accordingly; and all such Person or Persons before mentioned, as shall come into the City of London, or within the Line of Communication, after the Date hereof, and shall not, within Five Days after his or their coming in, enter their Appearance as aforesaid, shall be taken as Spies, and be proceeded against by Martial Law accordingly; and the said Committee, or any Three or more of them, are hereby authorized to sit constantly as a Committee at Gouldsmithes Hall, and to take the Examinations, and enter the Names, Qualities, Places of Residence, and Lodgings, of all such Persons as shall appear before them, and also shall take Notice of the Removals of their Lodgings from Time to Time; and the said Committee is hereby required to keep a Register and Account of all such Appearances and Consessions as shall be made before them, and to certify the same to the Committee of Examinations: And it is hereby further Ordered and Ordained, That this present Ordinance be speedily proclaimed and published, in all usual Places within the Cities of London and Westm. and the Liberties thereof, and at the respective Courts of Guards, that so the Persons whom it concerns may take Notice thereof: Provided always, That this present Ordinance, nor any Part thereof, shall not extend to any Peer of this Realm, or Member of Parliament; but that they shall make their Addresses to the Speakers of the respective Houses within the Time limited in this Ordinance, in case they have not formerly been taken Notice of in the respective Houses."