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 Jovis, 27 die Maii.
Peto, a Pass.
Preachers at the Fast thanked.
Preachers at the next.
Bp. of Durham's Petition.
Capt. Constable protected.
Upon reading the Petition of Captain Robert Constable: It is Ordered, That he shall have a Protection of this House, till his Arrears be paid; and that it be recommended to the House of Commons, that he may have his Arrears paid him.
Thornton & al. in Error.
Ship to be added to the Summer's Fleet.
Lenthall & al. and Russell & al.
Upon reading an Order made formerly by the House of Commons, concerning the Proceedings of the Business depending in this House between Lenthall, &c. and Russell, the said Order intrenching upon the Proceedings of this House:
Any Two, to meet (fn. 1) this Afternoon; at Three a Clock, and when after they please to adjourn to.
Message from the H. C. with an Order and Ordinance.
Ordinance to take the Accompts of Officers, &c. in the Army.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Answer to the H. C.
Latham and Biggs to attend, about the forged Act.
Articles against Sir J. Norris, for using the Public Money.
Message from the H. C. about disbanding the Army, and keeping Forces for Garrisons, &c.;
To let their Lordships know, that both Houses having resolved of a Number of Foot Soldiers, to keep the Garrisons of this Kingdom that are continued, they have made some Votes, in Pursuance thereof, concerning the disbanding of the Foot in the Army, wherein their Lordships Concurrence is desired.
and with an Order.
Votes for disbanding Foot Regiments;— for some of them to go to Ireland; and for Committees to go down to see these Votes executed.
And this Question being put, "Whether to go on now, upon the Debate of these Votes, before the Consideration of the nominating the Commanders of the Garrisons, and the Horse and Dragoons that are to be continued?"
Protest against the First.
These Lords following, before the putting this Question, desired Leave to enter their Dissents, if the Vote were carried in the Affirmative; which was granted: And accordingly do enter their Dissents, by subscribing their Names:
The rest of the Votes (fn. 2) were severally read, and Agreed to, as followeth:
That such as will engage for Ireland be presently taken on, and have a Fortnight's Advance paid them out of their Six Weeks, besides the Two Months Pay of their Arrears; and to march forthwith to Ingarstone, there to receive Orders.
"That Colonel Lilbourne's Regiment be disbanded at New-markett, on Thursday the 10th of June next; and those who engage for Ireland to march to Botesham, to receive Orders. Of this Regiment, there is Five Hundred and Eighty, already engaged, now at Evesholme.
"That the Money for disbanding of all these Regiments, and also the Fortnight's Pay for those that shall go to Ireland, be conveyed, under a strong Guard, to the several Places of Rendezvous, to be there the Day before the Day of Disbanding.
"That the General be desired to issue out his Orders to the several Regiments, to be at the several Places and Times of Rendezvous respectively; and that himself will be there present, to see them disbanded; as likewise Field Marshal Skippon, who is then to take on such of them as will go for Ireland; and that in regard the Regiment of Colonel Ingoldesby lies off from the rest, and it is to be disbanded at Woodstock the 4th of June next, that the General be desired to send some Officer thither, to see them disbanded.
"That the several Captains of every Company bring a List of their Company, under their Hands, to the Place of Rendezvous appointed for Disbanding, wherein the Name of every Soldier in that Company shall be expressed.
"That it be referred to the Committee of the Army, to consider of Instructions for stating the Arrears and Accompts of the Soldiers of this Army, and how Debentures shall be given them for so much as shall appear justly due upon their Accompts.
"That the Excise, in Course, shall be the Security to be given for the Payment of the Arrears of the Inferior Officers and Common Soldiers; and that the Common Officers shall be paid out of the Estates of Delinquents in the First Exceptions not yet disposed of; and that the Committee of the Army do prepare and bring in Ordinances to this Purpose.
"That the Committee of Lords and Commons appointed to go down to the Army shall, in the Head of every Regiment, at their Disbanding, give them the Thanks of the Houses, for their faithful Service to the Parliament."
Answer to the H. C.
That this (fn. 3) House agrees to the Votes for the Time and Place and Manner of disbanding the Foot.
Order for Sir W. Allenson to be restored to his Place of Clerk of the Hanaper.
Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Office of Clerk of the Hanaper, with the Profits, Advantages, and Emoluments, belonging to the same, shall be restored and continued to Sir William Allenson Knight, according to the Ordinance of Parliament and Letters Patents whereby the same was formerly granted to him; notwithstanding any Order or Ordinance of both or either of the Houses of Parliament formerly made to the contrary."
Order to restore Sir Walter Erle, to his Place of Lieutenant General of the Ordnance.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Office of Lieutenant General of the Ordnance, with the Profits, Advantages, and Emoluments, belonging to the same, shall be restored and continued to Sir Walter Erle, according to the Ordinance of Parliament whereby the same was formerly granted to him, notwithstanding any Order or Ordinance of both or either of the Houses of Parliament formerly made to the contrary; and His Majesty's Solicitor General is hereby appointed to prepare a Grant of the said Office of Lieutenant of the Ordnance unto the said Sir Walter Erle, with all Advantages, Profits, and Emoluments, thereunto of Right belonging; and the Commissioners of the Great Seal for the Time being are hereby authorized to pass the said Grant, so prepared, under the Great Seal, accordingly."
Blickard to be instituted to Malden cum Chistendon;
Ordered, That Sir Nathaniell Brent Knight, or his lawful Deputy, are hereby authorized and required, upon Sight of this Order, to give Institution and Induction unto Sackvill Blickard Clerk, to the Rectory of Maulden, in the County of Surrey, with the Chapel of Chistendon annexed, salvo Jure cujuscunque; the said Mr. Blickard taking the National League and Covenant; and producing the Presentation from the Warden and Fellows of Merton College, in the University of Oxon, the undoubted Patrons.
and Stanley to Spotforth cum Wetherby.
Ordered, &c. That Doctor Aylett, or his lawful Deputy, are hereby authorized and required, upon Sight of this Order, to accept of the Resignation of the Rectory and Church of Spotsforth, with the Chapel of Wetherby, in the County of Yorke, from the Hands of Richard Chambers, late Rector there; and, upon Sight of the Presentation of the Right Honourable Algernon Earl of Northumberland, the true and undoubted Patron of the said Rectory and Chapel, to institute and induct John Stanly Clerk, Master of Arts, to the said Rectory and Chapel, salvo Jure cujuscunque; the said Mr. Stanly taking the National League and Covenant.
Ordinance for Mr. Rivett to be Master of St. Nicholas Hospital, in Wiltshire.
(fn. 4) This Ordinance concerning Mr. Rivett went down to the House of Commons, 25 December, 1646, and passed there this Day.
Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That Francis Rivett Esquire shall be, and is hereby nominated and appointed to be, Master and Governor of the Alms-house and Hospital of St. Nicholas, in the County of Wilts, to hold and exercise the said Place of Master or Governor of the said Almshouse and Hospital, according to the Orders and Constitutions thereof, as amply as any other late Master or Governor of the said Alms-house and Hospital hath heretofore lawfully had and enjoyed the same; and all Dispositions of the said Place by any Committee are hereby revoked; and the Rights, Profits, and Advantages, belonging to the said Hospital, are hereby granted and confirmed to the said Francis Rivett; and that all Charters, Evidences, Rent-rolls, Books of Accompt, and all Writings and other Things belonging to the said Hospital, in the Custody of any Person whatsoever shall be delivered to the abovenamed Francis Rivett, or such Persons as he shall appoint: And all Persons whom it may concern are to yield Obedience, as they will answer the contrary."
Langley Woods to be bought for the Use of the Navy.
"Ordered, That Langley Woods, in the County of South'ton, be reserved for the Use of the Navy; and the Contractors for the Sale of the Bishops Lands to forbear the Sale of them to any others, and see that none of the said Woods be cut down or destroyed, but to the Use of the State; and that the Committee for the Navy do buy them, for the Service of the State."