House of Lords Journal Volume 9: 27 September 1647

Pages 450-452

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, 27 die Septembris.

PRAYERS, by Mr. Ash.

Domini præsentes fuerunt:

Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Comes Pembrooke.
Comes Kent.
Comes Denbigh.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Grey de Warke.

Answer from the H. C.

Mr. Page and Dr. Aylett return with this Answer from the House of Commons:

That they agree to the Letter to be sent to the Lord Inchequin, and to the Pass for Colonel Phane Becher.

(Here enter them.)

Letter to the Queen of Sweden.

The Earl of Manchester reported a Letter to be sent to the Queen of Sweden, which is advised upon by the Committee of both Kingdoms, and offered to this House for Concurrence.

The said Letter was read in English; and approved of, and Ordered to be sent to the House of Commons for their Concurrence.

Walker and Mathew to print the Army Papers.

Ordered, That Henry Walker and Mathew, having been at great Charges in printing all the Papers of the Army in One Volume, shall have the sole Printing of them for One whole Year from the Date hereof; and none shall re-print the same during that Time.

Corbet and Hunt.

The Answer of Hunt, to the Petition of Wm. Corbett, was read:

It is Ordered, That this House will hear Counsel on both (fn. 1) Sides, this Day Three Weeks, upon the Petition and Answer; and that the Books as concerns this Business, in the Custody of Wm. Corbett, or any others, be brought, to be made Use of (fn. 1) at the Hearing.

Message to the H. C. with the Letter to the Queen of Sweden; and about Penny's and Lady More's Petitions.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Page and Dr. Aylett:

1. To communicate to them the Letter to be sent to the Queen of Sweden, and desire their Concurrence therein.

2. To put them in Mind of the Petition of Gyles Penny, and the Lady Moore's Petition.

Letter from Ld. Inchiquin, for Supplies for the Army in Ireland.

A Letter from the Lord Inchequin, was read: (Here enter it.) And Ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, with a Desire that some Provision may be speedily sent over, for the Army, of Cloaths and other Necessaries.

Ordinance against publishing scandalous Pamphlets.

Next, the House was adjourned into a Committee during Pleasure, to take into Consideration the Ordinance against making and printing scandalous Pamphlets.

The House was resumed.

Ordered, That the Earl of Kent, Lord Wharton, and the Lord Grey, are appointed to prepare an Ordinance against printing of Books and Pamphlets, according to the Sense of the House, and present the same To-morrow.

Nightingale to attend, about Turner's Complaint against Hall.

Ordered, That Mr. Nitingale, the Mayor of Thaxted, shall attend this House To-morrow; and the rest of the Persons complained against by Turner and others, except Sam. Hall, shall be released, they having by their Petitions submitted themselves to this House.

Message from the H. C. to sit a while; and about the Ordinance concerning Pamphlets.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Bosvile, &c.

1. To desire their Lordships would please to sit a while.

2. To put their Lordships in Mind of the Ordinance concerning Pamphlets.

The Answer returned was:


That this House will sit a while: To the rest, their Lordships will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.

Curtis & al. Ordinance for 2000 l.

An Ordinance for re-paying Two Thousand Pounds to Wm. Curtis, Wm. Parke, and others, Inhabitants of Leedes, was read, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)

Order for 1500 l. for Lynn.

An Order for paying Fifteen Hundred Pounds for the Garrison of Lynn Regis, was read, and Agreed to.

(Here enter it.)

Ld. Forbes' Petition.

Upon reading the Petition of Alexander Lord Forbes:

It is Ordered, To be communicated to the House of Commons.

Cornwallis and Lister to attend Gibbons's Cause, about Hatfield Chace.

Ordered, That Mr. Cornwallis and Mr. Lister, Two Justices of the Peace for the County of Lyncolne, shall be summoned to attend this House, at the Hearing of the Cause of Mr. Gibbons, against some of the Inhabitants of Hatfeild Levell, the 21 of October next; at which Time, Parties on all Sides shall attend, with their Counsel and Witnesses.

Herbert to be Clerk in the Office of Alienations.

Ordered, That Mr. John Harbert be recommended to the House of Commons, for to have a Clerk's Place, void in the Office of Licence of Alienation.

Message from the H. C. to impeach Sir J. Gaire, Ld. Mayor of London.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Peter Wentworth Knight, &c.

"That he was commanded, by the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses of the House of Commons, to impeach Sir John Gaire Knight, now Lord Mayor of the City of London, of High Treason; and he did, in the Name of the Knights, Citizens, and Commons, assembled in Parliament, and of all the Commons of England, impeach the said Sir John Gayre Knight, of High Treason. The House of Commons have already secured him in The Tower of London: And they desire their Lordships would appoint a speedy Day; and the House [ (fn. 2) of Commons] will be ready to bring their Articles, Proofs, and Evidence, to make good their Charge against him."

Message from thence, with an Order for Choice of a new Lord Mayor.

A Message was brought up from the House of Commons, by Sir Wm. Massam, &c.

To desire Concurrence in an Order concerning the Choice of a Lord Mayor of the City of London.

(Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

The Answer returned was:


That this House agrees to the Order now brought up.

Bucke to be instituted to Ewhurst.

Ordered, That Dr. Aylett do give Institution and Induction unto Jo. Bucke Clerk, Master of Arts, to the Rectory of Ewhurst, in the County of Sussex, void by the Death of the late Incumbent; Tho. Flud Esquire Patron.

Ordinance for 2000 l. to Curtis, Parke, & al. of Leeds, for Cloathing furnished for the Scots Army.

"Whereas it appears, by a Certificate, bearing Date the First of August, 1645, under the Hands of his Excellency Sir Thomas Fairefax, Sir William Constable, and Mr. Robert Goodwin, That Wm. Curtis, William Parke, and other Inhabitants of Leeds, in the County of Yorke, did, in August, 1644, at their Request, and upon their Promise and Assurance for the Re-payment thereof by the Parliament at Nine Months Time, furnish and lend the Sum of Two Thousand Pounds, in ready Money, towards the Cloathing of the Scotts Army: It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, That the said Sum of Two Thousand Pounds, together with the Interest for the same grown due since the Time it should have been re-paid, be charged upon the Moiety of the Receipts at Gouldsmiths Hall, in Course, not given for Security, together with Interest for the Whole, payable every Six Months, until the Principal and Interest due as aforesaid be fully discharged; and that the said Principal and Interest be paid unto Christopher Metcalfe; and that the Acquittance of the said Christopher Metcalfe, or his Assignee, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the Treasurers at Gouldsmiths Hall, for Payment of the said Sum of Two Thousand Pounds, and Interest due, and which shall grow due, accordingly."

Order for 1500 l. for the Garrison of King's Lynn.

"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Treasurers appointed by the Committee of Accompts for the County of Norffolke and City of Norwich, now sitting at Norwich, do forthwith pay unto Colonel Valentine Walton, Governor of King's Lynn, or his Assigns, the Sum of Fifteen Hundred Pounds, upon Accompt, towards the present Relief of the said Garrison of King's Lynn, out of the Arrears of the Fourth Part of Four Hundred Thousand Pounds, and out of the Arrears of the Fifth and Twentieth Part, and out of the Arrears of the Garrison-money, or any other Arrears of Monies not belonging by Ordinance to the Army; and for so doing, this present Ordinance, together with the Acquittance or Discharge of the said Colonel or his Assigns in that Behalf, shall be unto the said Committee a sufficient Warrant and Discharge."

Order to elect a new Lord Mayor of London.

"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Isaac Pennington Esquire, Alderman of the City of London, do presently call a Court of Aldermen, and direct that a Common Hall be forthwith called, for the electing of One to be Mayor of the said City of London, according to the usual Manner; and that the Person so elected be hereby authorized and required to execute the said Place of Mayor, to all Intents and Purposes, as any other Mayor hath done, might or ought to do, until the 29th of October next, or until Sir John Gayer Knight, now Mayor, and impeached of High Treason, shall be either sentenced or acquitted."

Letter to Ld. inchiquin, to tend over Col. Stirling and Mr. Marshal from Ireland:

"My Lord,

"There have been some Letters intercepted in Ireland, sent from Colonel Sterling, and one Mr. Thomas Mershall a Member of your Army, which have been presented to the Houses, containing in them Matter of high Consequence. They desire to be further satisfied concerning the same; and have therefore commanded us to signify unto your Lordship, That you do forthwith send over the Persons of the said Colonel Robert Sterling and Mr. Thomas Mershall, in safe Custody, to the Parliament; wherein you are to use all Care that they be safely sent over, with all Expedition; and that you be also careful to suppress all or any Disturbance that may arise among the Forces under your Command, from any ill Infusions from the Agency of disaffected Persons. This is that which the Houses have commanded should be signified to your Lordship, as their Pleasure, by

Westm'r, 1647.

"Your Lordship's."

Pass for Col. Beecher, to carry it.

"Whereas the Bearer hereof, Lieutenant Colonel Phane Beecher, is, by Order of both Houses, to make his speedy Repair into the Kingdom of Ireland, and to return again to give the Houses an Account of the Business committed to his Care: These are, therefore, to will and require all and all Manner of Persons, in both or either Kingdom, not to hinder, molest, or impede, him the said Lieutenant Colonel in his Journey; but to give him all necessary Furtherance and Assistance in their Power, for the expediting thereof: And all Captains, Masters, and Commanders of Ships in the Parliament's Service, or any One of them to whom this Warrant shall be first shewed, are hereby required forthwith to transport him into the Province of Munster, and to return with him, when he shall require the same; whereof all and every Person whom it may concern are not to fail, at their utmost Peril.

"Given under our Hands, at Westm'r, this 25th Day of Sept'r, 1647.

"To all whomsoever it may concern."

This Warrant is signed by the Speakers of both Houses.

Gough to be instituted to Buckenhill.

Ordered, That Dr. Aylett give Institution and Induction unto Jo. Gough Clerk, to the Vicarage of Buckenhill, in the County of Salopp, void by the Death of the late Incumbent; salvo Jure cujuscunque; Presentation under the Hand and Seal of Jeremiah Powell Esquire, Patron pleno Jure.


  • 1. Deest in Originali.
  • 2. Bis in Originali.