Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 9, 1646. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Lunæ, 29 die Martii.
Bellasis's Composition for L. Falconbridge.
Ordered, That the Solicitor in Behalf of Mrs. Bellasis shall make Affidavit about (fn. 1) the Time it was that the petitioned this House to have Leave to compound for the Lord Faconbridge at Gouldsmithes Hall.
Message from the H. C. with Ordinances.
1. An Order for paying (fn. 2) to Colonel Birche's Regiment, out of Gouldsmithes Hall. (Here enter it.)
2. An Ordinance for Eight Hundred Fifty-seven Pounds, Four Shillings, and Eight Pence, to be charged upon the Receipts of the Excise, in Course, for Transport of Two Troops of Colonel Birche's Horse, for the Service of Ireland. (Here enter it.)
3. An Ordinance for Five Hundred Pounds, charged upon the Receipts at Gouldsmithes (fn. 1) Hall, in Course, Part of the Arrears of Major Sam. Birche.
That this House will send an Answer, by Messengers of their own, to the Ordinances concerning Mr. Edward Alderne and Mr. James Rodd: To all the rest of the Particulars now brought up, their Lordships do agree.
L. Lovelace and Browne.
Ordinance to regulate Oxford University.
The House took into Consideration the last Alteration in the Ordinance for regulating the University of Oxon, concerning the Examination and Approbation of Headships, and Fellows and Scholars, by the Assembly of Divines: And it is Ordered, That this Alteration be lest out.
Bellasis's Composition for L. Falconbridge.
Upon reading an Affidavit of Grace Bellasis, the Wife of Henry Belasys Esquire, and Robert Christopher of London, Esquire; shewing, "That, in November, 1645, a Petition was preferred to the Lords in Parliament assembled, on the Behalf of the Lord Fauconbridge, for a Composition to be made for his Delinquency and Estate by the Deponent Grace Bellasis:"
Order for 6740 l. for transporting Col. Birch's Forces to Ireland.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Sum of Six Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty Pounds be charged upon the Receipts at Gouldsmiths Hall, in Course, to be Two Months Pay of Arrears, and a Month's Advance, for the Thousand Foot besides Officers, and Two Troops of Horse consisting of an Hundred each besides Officers, agreed and contracted for, between the Committee of Lords and Commons for the Affairs of Ireland, and Colonel John Birch, to be transported into Ireland, for the Service of that Kingdom; and that the Committee of the County of Hereff. do, upon a Muster of the said Forces by the said Committee, pay and advance the said Three Months Pay to the said Soldiers, and receive the same, when in Course it shall become due, at Gouldsmiths Hall; and the Acquittance of the said Committee, or such as they shall appoint to receive the same, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the Treasurers at Gouldsmiths Hall, for the Payment of the said Sum of Six Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty Pounds, as it shall grow due in Course, accordingly."
Order for 857 l. 4s. 8d. for the same Service.
"Whereas Colonel John Birch hath contracted and agreed with the Committee of Lords and Commons at Derby House for the Affairs of Ireland, That he will have ready Two Troops of Horse, consisting of One Hundred in a Troop besides Officers, for the Service of Ireland, which shall be at Chester, or such other Port as they shall be directed unto, at the same Time when his Regiment of Foot shall be there: It is Ordered and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, in further Pursuance of the said Agreement, That the Sum of Eight Hundred Fifty-seven Pounds, Four Shillings, Eight Pence, being a Month's Pay for the said Two Hundred Horse besides Officers, be given and paid unto him, or to whom he shall appoint to receive the same; and that the said Sum of Eight Hundred Fifty-seven Pounds, Four Shillings, Eight Pence, be charged upon the Receipts of the Excise in Course, with Interest, payable every Six Months, at the Rate of Eight Pounds per Centum for a Year, for so long Time as the said Sum of Eight Hundred Fifty-seven Pounds, Four Shillings, Eight Pence, or any Part thereof, shall be forborn; and the Receipt of the said Colonel Birch, or his Assignee, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the Commissioners of Excise, upon the passing of their Accompts, for the Payment of the said Sum, with the Interest as aforesaid, accordingly."
Order for 500 l. to Major Birch, in Part of his Arrears.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Sum of Five Hundred Pounds be paid unto Major Samuell Birch, or such as he shall appoint to receive the same, and be accompted in Part of the Arrears due unto him upon his Entertainment in the Service of the Parliament; and that this Sum of Five Hundred Pounds be charged upon the Receipts at Gouldsmiths Hall, and paid by the Treasurers there in Course; and that the Acquittance of the said Major Samuell Birch, or his Assignee, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the said Treasurers, for the Payment of the said Sum of Five Hundred Pounds, accordingly."
Ordinance to clear Sir J. Bridges of his Delinquency.
"It is this Day Ordered and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Delinquency and Sequestration of the Estate Real and Personal of Sir John Bridges be discharged and taken off; and the Delinquency of the said Sir John Bridges is hereby pardoned, and the Sequestration of his Estate Real and Personal fully discharged and taken off, in Confirmation and making good the Agreement and Undertaking of the Committee of both Kingdoms; and all Committees, Sequestrators, and Collectors, and their Officers, and others whom it may concern, are hereby required and enjoyned to take Notice hereof, and yield ready Obedience hereunto."
L. Lovelace's Petition, for Browne's Suit against him to be stayed.
"That, by your Lordships Order of the Seven and Twentieth of October last, hereunto annexed, your Petitioner was allowed the Privilege of Parliament, being a Peer of this Realm; and an Extent for the Debt of one Peter Browne was thereby likewise ordered to be taken off his Estate, which was accordingly done.
"That the said Peter Browne hath since, by Petition to the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestration, endeavoured to extend the said Lands again; the Matter of which said Petition was by the said Committee recommended to your Lordships, who thereupon ordered that your Petitioner should give Answer thereunto.
"Your Petitioner therefore now humbly prays, to have the Benefit of your Lordships former Order of the said Seven and Twentieth of October; and that his said Lands may remain free from the said Extent, he being not otherwise able to satisfy his Composition; which when he shall have perfected, he will then endeavour to give the said Browne all reasonable Satisfaction for his said Debt.