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 Veneris, 1 Octobris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Ash.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Symons's Ordinance to be a Fellow of Eaton.
An Ordinance for making Mr. Symons One of the Fellows of Eaton Colledge, was read, and passed; and Ordered to be sent to the House of Commons for their Concurrence.
Hall, Minister of Thaxsted, released.
Upon the Petition of Samuell Hall; expressing "his hearty Sorrow for his Offence, and humbly submitting to the Judgement of this House, and promising not to interrupt the Sequestrators in the Exercise of their Authority in the Church of Thaxsted, in the County of Essex."
Ordered, That the said Sam. Hall shall be released from his present Restraint under the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod.
Ordinances to clear the following Persons of their Delinquency.
Next, these Ordinances for discharging of Delinquents Estates from Sequestrations were read, and passed:
1. The Ordinance for Richard
2. The Ordinance for the Lady Bankes.
3. The Ordinance for George Blundell Esquire.
4. The Ordinance for Wm. Hopkins Gentleman.
5. The Ordinance of John Northover.
6. The Ordinance of Thomas Ely.
7. The Ordinance of Thomas Strickland.
8. The Ordinance of John Davie.
9. The Ordinance of John Hancocke.
10. The Ordinance of Arthur Warren.
11. The Ordinance of Sir Thomas Pope.
12. The Ordinance of John Courtney.
13. The Ordinance of Henry Chaloner.
14. The Ordinance of Alice Escott.
15. The Ordinance of Wm. Gamull.
16. The Ordinance of Sir Tho. Michell.
17. The Ordinance of Richard Hobson.
18. The Ordinance of Maurice Williams.
19. The Ordinance of John Jermy.
20. The Ordinance of John Millicent.
21. The Ordinance of James Lacon.
22. The Ordinance of Sir Henry Anderson.
23. The Ordinance of Richard Traves.
24. The Ordinance of Sebastian Isaac.
25. The Ordinance of Sir Richard Prince.
26. The Ordinance of James Rode.
27. The Ordinance of Sir Henry Berckley.
28. The Ordinance of Charles Butler.
29. The Ordinance of John Powell.
30. The Ordinance of Wm. Knowles.
31. The Ordinance of John Stroade.
32. The Ordinance of Redman Burrell, Esquire.
33. The Ordinance of Sir Edward Moseley Baronet.
34. The Ordinance of Charles Baldwin.
35. The Ordinance of Thomas Staunton.
36. The Ordinance of Sir Henry Carew.
37. The Ordinance of Edward Davies.
38. The Ordinance of Thomas Barnaby.
|(Here enter them.)|
P. Philip to raise Men for Venice.
A Letter from the Prince Elector was read, to desire Leave for Two Captains to levy Two Hundred Men apiece for his Brother Prince Phillip.
Ordered, That this House agrees for the raising of these (fn. 2) Two Hundred Men; and the Concurrence of the House of Commons to be desired herein.
(Here enter it.)
List of Admirals and Captains for the Winter Fleet.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House agrees with the House of Commons in this Vote following:
"That this House doth nominate and approve of Colonel Thomas Raynsborough, to be Captain of the Ship Happy Entrance, and Vice Admiral of the Fleet appointed for the next Winter's Guard.
Resolved, That this House approves of John Crowther Vice Admiral of Ireland, to command in Chief upon the Irish Coasts, and to be Captain of the Ship Bonadventure.
"Captain Willoughby to be in The Nonesuch Frigatt, instead of Captain Young.
"Captain Young to be in The Providence.
Captain Mildmay to be continued in The Roebucke.
Captain Edwin to be in The Dragon.
Captain Taylor to be Captain of The Starr; and Captain Marriott to be left out, because he excuses himself for this Winter Time.
"Jonas Reave, respited.
"Captain Brandley to continue where now he is; because his Ship is at Sea with Four Months Victuals, and it will be a Charge and a Disservice to draw him in.
"Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Wm. Penne, to be Captain of The Assurance Frigate.
"Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Thomas Beddall, to be Captain of The Adventure Frigat.
"Resolved, That this House doth approve of Thomas Harrison, to be Captain of the Ship Mary Rose.
"Resolved, That this House doth approve of Henry Jervoise, to be Captain of the Ship Fellowshipp.
"Resolved, That this House doth approve of John Pilgrim, to be Captain of The President Frigate.
"Resolved, That this House doth approve of Edward Eliottt, to be Captain of the Ship Hector.
"Resolved, That this House doth approve of Joseph Jorden, to be Captain of the Ship Expedition.
"Resolved, That this House doth approve of Richard Fernes, to be Captain of The Warwicke Frigatt.
Resolved, That this House doth approve of Robert Clerke, to be Captain of The Swan Frigate.
"Resolved, That this House doth approve of John Bowen, to be Captain of The Hart Frigatt.
"Resolved, That this House doth approve of John Coppine, to be Captain of The Greybound.
"Resolved, That this House doth approve of John Peirce, to be Captain of The Weymouth Frigatt.
"Resolved, That this House doth approve of Owen Cox, to be Captain of the Ship Pellican; and that he be recommended to the Committee, for a better Command when any shall fall.
"Resolved, That this House doth approve of Wm. Legand, to be Captain of The Increase Frigatt.
"Resolved, That this House doth approve of Wm. Rew, to be Captain of The Robert Frigatt.
Resolved, That this House doth approve of Phinees Pett, to be Captain of the Frigate now building at Wootwitch.
"Jonas Reeve to be respited, in regard he is to go out in a Man of War upon the Coast of Ireland; and the Lords refer it to the Committee of the Admiralty, to nominate another to go in the Frigate now building at Detford.
"Resolved, That this House doth approve of James Peacocke to be Captain of another Frigate building at Debtford."
Col. Hammond to be V. Admiral of Hants.
A Report from the Committee for the Admiralty, concerning Colonel Robert Hamond to be Vice Admiral of the County of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
(Here enter it.)
Agreed to; and Ordered, That he shall be Vice Admiral; and the Concurrence of H. C. to be desired herein.
Bright to be Master Shipwright at Chatham.
Another Report, for John Bright to be Master Shipwright at Chatham, in the Place of Henry Goddard, lately dead.
Agreed to; and to be sent to the House of Commons for Concurrence.
Vote for a further Application to the King, to be communicated to the Scots Commissioners.
(fn. 3) Entered afterwards in the Message.
The Lord Wharton reported from the Committee, what is fit to be offered to the Scotts Commissioners, with the Vote Yesterday brought up; which was Agreed to, and Ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, for their Concurrence; and that it may be communicated to the Scotts Commissioners this Afternoon, by the Members of both Houses that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms.
Message from the H. C. with a Vote about such Propositions as shall be sent to the King.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by John Evelyn Knight; who brought up divers Votes, concerning the Matter of such Propositions as shall be prepared to be sent to the King for His Consent.
The Answer was:
That this House will take this Message into Consideration, and send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
These Votes, and the Proposals from the Army, to be considered.
Ordered, That the Votes now brought up, and the Propositions and Proposals from the Army, shall be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning; and to proceed de Die in Diem, until they be finished; and all the Lords within Fifteen (fn. 4) Miles of the Town are to have Notice to attend the House.
Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Knightley, &c.; who brought up an Ordinance for stating the Accompts of Reduced Officers.
(Here enter it.)
(fn. 5) Answer returned:
That this House agrees to the Ordinance now brought up.
Message to the H. C. about P. Philip raising Men.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath, with these Particulars following:
1. To communicate to them the Prince Elector's Letter; and desire their Concurrence, that Captain Dowthwhite and Captain Dodson may have Liberty to levy Two Hundred Men apiece.
for Col. Hammond to be V. Adm. of Hants;
2. To communicate to them the Report from the Admiralty, wherein Colonel Rob't Hamond is recommended to be Vice Admiral of the County of Hampshire, and of the Isle of Wight; the Lords do accordingly appoint the said Colonel Hamond to be Vice Admiral of the said County and Isle, and do desire their Concurrence therein.
for Bright to be Master Shipwright at Chatham;
3. To deliver to them the Report for John Bright to be Master Shipwright at Chatham, upon the Death of Henry Goddard, and desire their Concurrence therein.
for Col. Rainsborough to be V. Adm. of the Winter Fleet, and for him to be sent to Sea;
4. That the Lords have agreed to make Colonel Rainsborough Vice Admiral for the Winter Guard; and, in Consideration that the Seas are now troubled, and the Merchants have lately lost divers Ships, the Lords desire that the Vice Admiral may be speedily dispatched away to Sea, for the preventing such Mischiefs in future; and that it be referred to the Committee for the Admiralty, that, since the Ship wherein he should go is not yet ready, they take Care that he may be forthwith sent to Sea in some other Ship that is ready, or will be soonest ready.
and to acquaint the Scots Commissioners about the further Application to the King.
5. The Commissioners of the Kingdom of Scotland to be acquainted, "That both Houses have resolved, That they will once again make Application to the King, for those Things which the Houses shall judge necessary for the Welfare and Safety of the Kingdom.
"That, in order thereunto, the Houses are in Consideration what Things to propound and insist upon, for the Interest of the Kingdom of England, which they hope they shall have perfected within Twenty Days; and shall (when they are perfected) impart the Particulars thereof to the Commissioners of Scotland.
"That they shall be ready to join with the Commissioners of the Kingdom of Scotland, to insist on the same Things for the Peace and Interest of that Kingdom, which were formerly propounded in Behalf thereof in the late Propositions of both Kingdoms, unless the Kingdom of Scotland have agreed or shall agree to any Alterations.
"That, if any Alterations in Behalf of that Kingdom be thought fit, the Houses desire they may be prepared and perfected within the Time aforementioned, that so no Time may be lost from the joint sending of such Things to the King as shall be agreed on for the Interest and Peace of the Kingdoms respectively."
Letter from the Prince Elector, for Captains Dodson and Dowthwaite to levy Men for his Brother P. Philip, for the Venetian Service.
"For my Lord of Manchester, Speaker of the House of Peers.
"The Bearer hereof, Captain Dodson, and he that is with him Captain Dowthwhite, having each of them received a Commission from my Brother Prince (fn. 6) Philips, to levy Two Hundred Men apiece, for the Service of the Republic of Venice, as they will inform you more particularly; I am desired by my said Brother and them (since Men are so scant Abroad), to solicit the Two Houses for Leave for them to make their Levies in this Kingdom, and to transport them to the Place appointed by their Capitulation. I do therefore beseech your Lordship to move the House, upon the First fitting Opportunity, to do my said Brother the Favour, as to grant a Permission to these Captains, and to others that shall address themselves to you, with his Commissions for the Purpose aforesaid, they giving good Satisfaction that such Levies shall not be employed to the Prejudice of the Affairs of this Kingdom. Hereby the House will put a singular Obligation upon my Brother and that Republic, and add very much to mine, who am
Richmond, this 27 of September, 1647.
Most affectionate Friend to serve you,
Col. Hammond to be V. Adm. of Hants, on E. of Pemb's Resignation.
"Die Jovis, 30 Septembris, 1647.
"At the Committee of Lords and Commons for the Admiralty and Cinque Ports.
"On Signification given the Committee this Day, from the Earl of Pembrooke and Mountgom'y, Vice Admiral of the County of Hampsheir and Isle of Wight, of his Lordship's voluntary Desire to resign the said Vice Admiralty, to the End it may be settled upon Colonel Robert Hamond, Governor of the Isle of Wight:
"Ordered, That the said Colonel Robert Hamond be presented to the Approbation of both Houses of Parliament, for his holding the said Vice Admiralty, in the Place of the said Earl, upon his Lordship's voluntary Resignation thereof as aforesaid.
"W. Jessop, Secretary."
Report from the Admiralty Committee, for Bright to be Master Shipwright at Chatham.
Die Veneris, 17 Septembris, 1647.
By the Committee of Lords and Commons for the Admiralty and Cinque Ports.
Whereas the Place of Master Shipwright at Chatham is become void, by the Death of Henry Goddard, who lately held the same; and whereas several Petitions have been presented unto this Committee, from the Commissioners of the Navy, the Master, Wardens, and Assistants, of The Trinity House, the Master Shipwright of England, and Master Shipwrights of the River of Thames, setting forth the Ability and Sufficiency of John Bright Shipwright, and his Fitness to succeed the said Henry Goddard in the said Place, he having been a Master Builder for many Years, and built divers able Ships in the Port of London: This Committee, taking into Consideration the great Necessity of having an able Man forthwith to act in that Place, do present the said John Bright to the Approbation of both Houses of Parliament, for his holding of the said Place of Master Shipwright of Chatham, in the Room of the said Goddard; and that (in case they shall please to approve him) a Grant thereof may be ordered to pass accordingly.
"W. Jessop, Secretary."
Ordinance for stating the Accompts of Reduced Officers, &c.
The Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, taking into their serious Consideration the Condition of divers Officers and Soldiers, and Widows whose Husbands have been slain or died in the Service of the Parliament, which claim several Sums of Money as due unto them upon Arrears; to the End that every such Person and Persons may receive just Satisfaction, do hereby order and ordain, That Richard Wilcocks, Henry Broad, Nicholas Bond, and James Prince, Gentlemen, or any Two of them, shall have Power to examine and determine the Accompts of Officers, Soldiers, and Widows of Officers and Soldiers, who are inlisted by the Committee for maimed Soldiers and Widows as aforesaid, and of all such Officers and Soldiers, inlisted before the Committee of the Military Garden, as likewise of all such as are in Mr. Freeman's List, and of such as have subscribed a Petition to his Excellency Sir Thomas Fairefax, intituled, "The humble Petition of the Reduced Officers, and Widdowes to Officers deceased, within the Citty and Army, that did not list themselves with the Citty against the Army" (except such as shall be found Actors, Promoters, or Abetters, in the late Tumult, or subscribed the late Engagement of the City against the Army, or enlisted themselves against the Army), according to the Rules and Instructions of both Houses for taking Accompts, bearing Date 28 May, 1647; and are, in convenient Time, to present Lists of the Accompts, so taken, to both or either of the Houses; upon Approbation whereof, the said Houses will advance One Month's Pay to such as have a greater Sum due, and to such as have a less Sum the One Moiety of such Sum due: And the said Richard Wilcocks, Henry Broad, Nicholas Bond, and James Prince, or any Two of them, are hereby authorized and required to send for all such Books, Papers, or Accompts, now in the Custody of any Person or Persons, as may enable them for the effectual doing thereof; and to any Committee, Treasurer, or Pay-master, to certify what any such Officer or Soldier hath received: And it is further Ordered, For their Pains taken herein, each Person nominated to this Employment shall have Six Shillings and Eight Pence for every Day they shall sit and attend the Service aforesaid, for the Space of Three Months, to be paid, by the Treasurers appointed for the Payment of maimed Soldiers, out of such Monies as they shall receive by virtue of any Ordinance or Order of Parliament, which the said Treasurers are hereby authorized and required to pay: And it is further Ordered, That the Committee of the House of Commons for maimed Soldiers shall have Power to allow, and cause to be paid to them, for their Clerks and other necessary Charges, such Allowances as they the said Committee shall think fit."
Ordinance to clear Horsfall of his Delinquency.
"Whereas Richard Horsfall of Storthes Hall, in the County of Yorke, Gentleman, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of Three Hundred and Forty Pounds, he having been in Arms against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor (fn. 7) "
House adjourned till 9a cras.