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 Mercurii, 21 Julii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Chambers.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Ds. La Warr.
Message from the H. C. with Orders: and to remind the Lords of disbanding the Forces which came from the Army.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Henry Mildmay Knight, &c.
To desire their Concurrence in divers Particulars:
An Order concerning Three Hundred Pounds, out of concealed Delinquents Estates of the County of Yorke, for the poor People of Leedes. (Here enter it.)
2. An Order to pay Three Hundred and Eighty Pounds to Colonel Mazeres. (Here enter it.)
3. An Order concerning the Waggoners.
(Here enter it.)
4. To put their Lordships in Mind of the Votes concerning the Disbanding of the Four Regiments of Foot that came from the Army.
Order to disband the Four Regiments that came from the Army.
The Order was read, as followeth:
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Forces of the Four Regiments of Foot that came off from the Army be forthwith disbanded."
Resolved, upon the Question.
Then the rest of the Votes were read, in Pursuance of the aforesaid Vote; and Agreed to.
(Here enter them.)
The Answer returned was:
Answer from the H. C.
That this House agrees to the Order now brought, and also to the Votes concerning the Disbanding of the Four Regiments of Foot which came off from the Army.
L. Conway allowed Privilege in Sir J. Elway's Suit against him.
A Petition of the Lord Viscount Conway, was read; complaining, "That there is a Trial to be had against him, the next Assizes, at the Suit of Sir Jervaise Elwaies; and claims his Privilege of Parliament, as a Peer of this Land" (Here enter it.)
It is Ordered, That the Lord Viscount Conway shall be allowed his Privilege of Parliament, and the Trial and Proceedings against him to be stayed.
L. Mohun and Sir H. Cary.
Upon reading the Petition of the Lord Mohun: It is Ordered, That he shall have further Time till Michaelmas Term next, to put in his Answer to Carye's Petition.
Dean versus Sir J. Noris.
Upon hearing the Counsel of Captain Deane, &c. upon their Complaint (fn. 1) against Sir John Norwich; and likewise the Counsel of Sir John Norwich Defendant:
It is Ordered, That the said Cause, concerning the Accompts, is dismissed this House; and the Parties lest to the ordinary Way for their Remedy therein.
Gorges, a Pass to Holland.
Ordered, That Richard Gorges Esquire, and Mrs. Mary Gorges his Sister, shall have a Pass, for themselves and Four Servants, to go into Holland.
Major Sydney, a Pass.
Ordered, That Major Rob't Sydney shall have a Pass, to go beyond the Seas, with Three Horses, Custom-free.
Willis and Coytmore.
Upon hearing the Counsel between Ric'd Willis and Rob't Coytmore; concerning the Office of Prothonotary of South Wales: It is Ordered, That an Order be issued out, from both Houses, to the Commissioners of the Great Seal, to stay the Sealing of the Patent to Mr. Coytmore for a Time, until the Right on both Sides be decided.
Charge against Sir J. Norris.
Ordered, The Counsel on both Sides shall be heard To-morrow Morning, upon that Part of the Charge against Sir John Norwich as concerns Scandal.
Sir W. Russel & al. and Lenthall & al.
Ordered, That the Counsel of Lenthall, &c. against Sir Wm. Russell, &c. shall be heard To-morrow Morning, why the Money should not be taken out which is deposited.
Paper from the Irish Committee.
The Earl of Warwicke reported a Paper from the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland; which was Agreed to, and Ordered to be sent to the House of Commons for their Concurrence.
Message to the H. C. about the following Particulars.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Doctor Aylett and Mr. Sadler:
1. To deliver to them the Report concerning Ireland, and desire their Concurrence therein, that Seven Thousand Pounds be sent into Munster, to be disposed of by the Lord Inchiquin and the Council there.
2. A Report from the Committee of Plymouth, Poole, and Lyme, on the Behalf of Soloman Evans, to have an Allowance for a Ship taken from him.
3. To put them in Mind of Mr. Henry Murray, to have Leave to go to attend the King.
Order for 300l. to Freeman, Worrall, Nimlin, and Fletcher, on Account of their Losses at Leeds.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Sum of Three Hundred Pounds be provided and raised, out of the Estates of such concealed Delinquents in the County of Yorke as are not yet sequestered, for and towards the Satisfaction of the Losses of Paule Freeman, Robert Worrall, Richard Nimlin, Margarett Fletcher, and Alice Freeman, of Leedes, Clothiers, in burning down their Houses and spoiling of their Goods at Leedes aforesaid; and that it be referred to the Committee of the County of Yorke, to examine the Losses of the said respective Persons, upon Oath, whether they do amount to so much or not; and to pay unto them their Proportions of the said Three Hundred Pounds, according to their Losses respectively."
Ordinance for 380 l. to Col. Mazier.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Sum of Three Hundred and Eighty Pounds be charged upon the Receipts of Monies coming in at Habberdash'rs Hall, in Course, and paid to Colonel Mazier, in full Satisfaction of such (fn. 2) Monies as are due to him, upon a clear Accompt, for his Entertainment in the Service of the Parliament."
Ordinance to pay Monies due to Waggoners.
"Be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Moiety of One Third Part of the Monies raised upon the additional Excise, appointed by Ordinance of the 8th of July, 1644, towards the Satisfaction of the pressing Debts due to the several Handicrafts-men, Strangers, and other Persons, for Arms and Ammunition heretofore bought for the Use of the State, and to several poor Persons for Carriages by Carts and Waggons for the same; and, by Ordinance of the 10th of May, 1645, directed to be paid to the Treasurers appointed for the sick and maimed Soldiers; be wholly employed for the Pay of the Waggoners only: And be it further Ordained, That the said Treasurers shall issue out the said Money, towards the Payment and Satisfaction of such Waggoners and their Widows unto whom the State is indebted, or to their Assigns, according to such Warrants as from Time to Time they shall receive from Thomas Richardson Gentleman, Waggon-master General, and Richard Wilcox Gentleman, Auditor; and the said Tho. Richardson and Richard Wilcox are hereby authorized to make a Book, or List, of all such Waggoners that have Arrears owing them for Service done with their Carts and Waggons for the Commonwealth; and what shall appear to them to be justly owing them, to give Warrant to the said Treasurers for maimed Soldiers to make proportionable Payments thereof, as the said Money shall come in, till their said Debts are fully satisfied; whose Warrant, together with the Acquittance of the Parties, shall be (fn. 3) to the said Treasurers for maimed Soldiers a sufficient Discharge for what they shall so pay."
Four Regiments that came from the Army and are disbanded to have their Arrears.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That all such Non-commission Foot Officers and Private Foot Soldiers of these Four Regiments that came off from the Army shall, upon their Disbanding, have all their Arrears paid to them; deducting the One Moiety for Free Quarter."
Order for Pay for the Officers that came from the Army.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That all such Commission Foot Officers of the Four Regiments that came off from the Army, and have not already received the Three Months Pay formerly ordered to be paid to them upon their Disbanding, shall, upon their Disbanding, have the said Three Months Pay paid them."
Order for disbanding the Forces that came from the Army.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That all those Forces of Horse and Dragoons, and of Foot, that came off from the Army, and are now in the adjacent Counties near and about London, be forthwith disbanded."
Muster of Three Regiments drawn off for the Service of Ireland.
"A List of the old Officers and Soldiers mustered at Hitch, in the last Muster, before they drew off for the Service of Ireland, being then and now of Colonel Herbert's Regiment.
"Total of Officers, 48. Of Soldiers, 265.
"In all, 313.
"A List of the old Soldiers mustered in the Army, before the Drawing off for Ireland, then under the Command of Colonel Lilborne, and now under the Command of Colonel Kempson.
"Total of Officers, 46, Of Soldiers, 440.
"In all, 486.
"Officers in all, 168.
"A List of the old Soldiers of Colonel Owen Occonellie's Regiment, which were under the Command of Colonel Hamond.
"Total of Officers, 66. Of Soldiers, 401.
"In all, 467.
"For this Regiment, the Lieutenant Colonel doth affirm, that there is Four Hundred Officers and old Soldiers at least; which Truth can no otherwise be known as yet, by reason there was no Observation of the old Men.
"More old Soldiers belonging to Captain Howard's Company, One of the Four odd Companies,—29. Officers,—8.
"And of Captain Bushel's Company,—7.
"Soldiers in all, 1142.
"This Abstract was given in by Captain Edward Fox, appointed by the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland to muster the said Forces.
House adjourned till 10a cras.