House of Commons Journal Volume 3
18 April 1643

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 3: 18 April 1643', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 3: 1643-1644 (1802), pp. 49-52. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=1198 Date accessed: 31 October 2014.


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Die Martis, 18 Aprilis, 1643.

PRAYERS.

Distressed Minister.

ORDERED, That the poor Condition and Estate of Mr. Smart, a distressed and long afflicted Minister, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for plundered Ministers.

Andrewes' &c. Petition.

Ordered, That the humble Petition of Tho. Andrewes Gentleman, Elizabeth Windesore, Widow, and Elizabeth Nicholls, be referred to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, where Sir H. Vane has the Chair; Who has Power to summon Mr. Windesore; and to consider of some fit Course that may be taken to prevent the Mischiefs, that may happen, if the said Lands should be sold, contrary to the Intent of the Deed or Writing of Trust, to the avoiding of the Annuities already granted, in such a time, when the Estate cannot be altered or settled by Course of Law.

Stanhope's Pass.

The House, being moved to grant a Pass for the Lord Charles Stanhope, and his Servants, to pass into France, answered, that when they understood what he had contributed to the Necessity of the State, they would give their Answer.

Collecting Assessments.

Ordered, That the Committee for Examinations shall have power to appoint what Train-Bands shall be assisting the Collectors, in distraining upon such as refuse to pay the weekly Assessments in the Suburbs of London and Westminster, and Liberties; and to send for such as abuse the Collectors; and to commit them, upon Examination; and to release them, upon their conforming to pay.

Bedford Assessment

Sir Tho. Burgoyne Baronet, Sir Tho. Alston Knight and Baronet, Mr. Robert Stanton, Mr. Tho. Rolle, Mr. James Beverley, Mr. Edmund Osborne;

Resolved, &c. That the said Persons shall be forthwith sent down into the County of Bedford, to put in Execution the weekly Assessment, as they will answer the Contempt hereof unto this House; and that they be required to give a speedy Account thereof unto this House: And the rest of the Commissioners in that County are required to be assisting herein.

Easter Term.

An Ordinance concerning the Adjournment of Easter Term was this Day read; and re-committed unto Mr. Browne and Serjeant Wilde.

Eales' Indemnity.

Upon the Petition of Nicholas Eales, who has a Suit depending between him and one Anthony Davies in Chancery, and, upon the Ordinance of both Houses, that no Person should repair to Oxon, upon the Adjournment of the Courts of Chancery thither the last Term; and that they should receive no Prejudice thereby upon any Judgment, Order, or Decree, there obtained; did, in Obedience thereunto, forbear to repair thither:

It is Ordered, That the said Eales be protected, and kept indemnified, from the said Judgment at Law, there obtained, and from any Execution thereupon: And that Davies, and all others, whom it may concern, be enjoined to desist all further troubling the Petitioner, or taking out any Execution hereupon, until the Cause shall be determined in the High Court of Chancery, or until this House take further Order.

Examining Ships.

Ordered, That the Committee for the Navy do write to the Earl of Warwick, to desire him to visit the Ship, or Ships at the Downes, laden with Currans; and to examine by the Invoice and Cocquets, whether those Currans, Ship, or Ships, do really and truly belong to Sir Peter Ricaut; and to certify the House hereof; and to stay them in the mean time.

Easter Term.

An Ordinance concerning the Adjournment of Easter Term, &c. was this Day read; and, by Vote, upon the Question, assented unto.

Passes granted.

Ordered, That Mr. Saladine, his Wife, Five Children, and Two Servants, shall have Mr. Speaker's Warrant, . . . Goods, to pass to Geneva.

Resolved, &c. That Mr. Batiere shall have Mr. Speaker's Warrant to go to Oxon.

Restoring a Horse.

Ordered, That Jo. Browne's Horse, of Folestein Hundred in the County of Kent, taken by Captain Baynard, or any of his Officers, be restored unto the same Jo. Browne; who is very well affected to the Parliament, and had listed his Horse in the Parliament's Service.

Sir R. Cooke.

Ordered, That the Lieutenant of the Tower shall have Liberty to send such a Servant with Sir Rob. Cooke, as he will answer for, to visit his Lady, who lies very sick; and speedily to return to the Tower again.

Stystead Rectory.

An Ordinance for Sequestring the Rents and Profits of the Rectory of Stystead in the County . . . whereof Rich. Middleton Clerk is Vicar, into the Hands of certain Sequestrators named in the said Ordinance, for the Use and Benefit of Edward Sparrowhawke Master of Arts, a godly, learned, and orthodox Divine; who is thereby appointed and required to preach every Lord's Day, and to officiate as Parson, and to take care for the Discharge of the Cure of the said Place, in all the Duties thereof, until further . . . shall be taken by both Houses of Parliament; was this Day read; and, by Vote, upon the Question assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Stapleford Parsonage.

An Ordinance for Sequestring the Rents and Tythes of the Parsonage of Stapleford Town in the County of Essex, whereof Rich. Nicholson is Parson, into the Hands of certain Sequestrators named in the said Ordinance, to the Use and Benefit of Daniel Jennour Master of Arts, a godly, learned, and orthodox Divine; who is thereby required to preach every Lord's Day, and to officiate as Parson, and to take care for the Discharge of the Cure of the said Place, in all the Duties thereof, until further Order shall be taken by both Houses of Parliament; was this Day read; and, by Vote, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

King's Revenue.

Ordered, That the King's Revenue, in the several Counties, shall be applied to the Pay and Repair of the several Forts and Castles, in the several and respective Counties.

Disposal of Money.

Ordered, That the Committee for the Disposal of Monies do meet To-morrow at Seven of Clock, at Guildhall, London; and that the Treasurers at Guildhall do attend the said Committee; and that the said Committee do acquaint this House with the State of Monies: And that they do take some present Course for Payment of the One thousand Pounds, assigned by a former Order for the Service of the County of Stafford.

Sir Jo. Clotworthy * *

Plate seized.

Ordered, That the Plate seized in the House of Mr. Loe the Surgeon, be carried to Guildhall, London; and there secured and laid up; but not melted down, till the House take further Order: And that it be referred to the Committee for Examinations, to examine, to whom it belongs.

Payment by Lady Rogers.

Ordered, That the Five-and-Forty Pounds, payable by the Lady Rogers into the Court of Wards, be paid in to the Treasurers at Guildhall, London; and that the Lady Rogers shall be saved harmless, and kept indemnified, and for her so doing * *

Committees at Oxford.

Ordered, That the Committee for the Safety of the Kingdom do give their Warrant to their Auditor, to cast up the Accounts of their Disbursements of the Committees at Oxon, in the Employment of the Treaty, after the Rate of Twenty Pounds per Diem: And that they give Warrant to the Treasurers at Guildhall, to make Payment accordingly.

Treaty with the King.

Mr. Pierepointe, by way of Report from the Committee at Oxon, presented Seven several Papers, of further Answer of his Majesty, and of further Propositions of the Committee; and spoke to this Purpose: That they had sent to this House an Account of some Part of the Service they were now employed in: They shall now present the rest:-(Whereupon the Papers presented were read.) That what other Answer was given by his Majesty, by Word of Mouth, they had, as near as they could, put the Words into Writing.

Leicester Committees.

Ordered, That * Cotton Esquire, and Captain Tho. Hacker, be added Committees to the Committees named in the Ordinances for the weekly Assessments, and for the Sequestring the Estates of Papists, and notorious Delinquents, in the County of Leicester.

Message to Lords.

Sir Rob. Harley carried up to the Lords the Order concerning Sheriff Langham's raising Men under his Command, &c.; the Ordinance concerning the Adjournment of the Term; the Order concerning * *

Treaty with the King.

Ordered, That the Committees attending his Majesty at Oxon shall have Thanks given them by this House, for their Care, Fidelity, and Courage, they have expressed in the Discharge of this Service, upon the Treaty.

Sir H. Vane, Sir H. Vane junior, Mr. Holles, Sir Jo. Evelyn, Mr. Marten, Mr. Solicitor, Sir Gilb. Gerard, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Strode, Mr. Waller, Mr. Pym, Sir Walth. Erle, Mr. Maynard, Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Lisle;

These Members, together with the Committee that attended his Majesty at Oxon, are to peruse the Papers of the Treaty, and to state the whole Business, in relation to what has been proposed by the Houses; and what has been either denied, or granted, by his Majesty, or unanswered; and to present it to the House To-morrow Morning: And are to meet this Afternoon at Two of Clock, in the Court of Wards.

Ditto.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leech and Dr. Bennett;

The Lords do desire a Conference, by Committees of both Houses, presently, in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House; to communicate an Answer they have framed to his Majesty's Two last Messages.

Answer returned by the same Messengers, that this House has considered their Lordships Message; and will give a present Meeting, as is desired.

Mr. Holles, Mr. Marten, Mr. Pym, are appointed Reporters of this Conference.

Earl of Northumberland's Arrears.

Ordered, That Three hundred and Sixty Pounds, being the Arrears due to the Earl of Northumberland as Captain General in the late Northern Expedition, as appears by Sir Wm. Uvedale's Certificate, be forthwith paid unto the said Earl: And that Mr. Scawen, a Member of this House, do take care for the Satisfying and Payment of these Monies, according to this Order.

Payment to Lewis, &c.

Ordered, That the Treasurers and Receivers in the County of Southampton do, out of the First Monies that shall be received upon the Ordinance of the Eleventh of February, or upon the Ordinance of the weekly Assessments, or out of the Estates of Papists, and Delinquents within the said County of Southampton, pay the Sum of One thousand Pounds unto Sir Wm. Lewis, Mr. Wallop, and Mr. Whitehead, Members of this House, for so much Monies advanced upon their Credits, for the Payment of the Garison at Portesmouth: And an Acquittance under their Hands, to the said Treasurers or Receivers respectively, shall be a sufficient Discharge unto him or them, as for so much Money paid in to the Treasurers at Guildhall, London, according to the said Ordinances.

Prisoners of War.

Upon Information to this House, that Edw. Chesnall Esquire, and Wm. Forde Gentleman, Mayor of Wiggan in Lancashire, have combined themselves with the Earl of Derby, and other Rebels in the North, against the Parliament, and have been lately taken Prisoners at Wiggan aforesaid by the Parliaments Forces, and conveyed from thence to Manchester, where they now remain in Custody; have, with divers others their Confederates, robbed, plundered, spoiled, and bereaved of their Goods, the Dwelling Houses of Ralph Worthington Esquire, and his Servant George Pendleton; and also the Dwelling House of Geo. Scoles, in Salford; to their Loss and Damage of One thousand Three hundred Pounds, or thereabouts;

It is this Day Ordered, by the Commons now assembled in Parliament, That the said Edward Chesnall and Wm. Forde, shall not be released, or by any means exchanged for any other Prisoners, until this House take further Order therein; or until such time as it may appear to the Lord Fairefax, General of the Forces raised for the Parliament in the North, that they have restored to the said Ralph Worthington, George Pendleton, and Geo. Scoles, their Goods so unjustly and violently, by Plunder taken away; or given them Satisfaction for the Loss they have sustained thereby.

Treaty with the King.

Mr. Holles presents from the Conference an Answer to his Majesty's Two last Messages, delivered at that Conference.

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Mayor of Poole.

Ordered, That the Examination of the Mayor of Poole, and of Johnson Mellidge; and likewise the Petition of the said Mayor of Poole; be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for Examinations.

Barton's &c. Pass.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do grant his Warrant to Mr. Jo. Barton and Mr. Matthew Spicer, to pass quietly and freely from London to Oxforde, about the Affairs of the Earl of Pembroke; and to return back to London with such Writings and Necessaries as they shall carry with them.

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Privilege.

Resolved, &c. That the Assault, this Day made by the Earl of Northumberland, in the Painted Chamber, upon Mr. Marten, a Member of this House, presently upon the Conference ended, and before his Return to the House, is a Breach of the Privilege of this House.

Resolved, &c. That, for this Breach of Privilege, Reparation shall be demanded by a Message, at the Bar of the Lords House.

Heselrig and Waller thanked.

Sir Arth. Heselrig made Relation of some Passages of Sir Wm. Waller's Forces, since their last Letter.

Mr. Speaker acquainted him, that, the House taking Notice of his good Service, and Sir Wm. Waller's; it was ordered, by both Houses, That Notice should be taken of their good Services by Letter, and that Thanks should be returned, in Acknowledgment of their good Service, from both Houses: And, by Order, gave him Thanks here publickly.

Die Martis, 18 Aprilis, 1643. post Meridiem.

Army Affairs.

ORDERED, That the Forces quartered at Watforde, under the Command of the Lord Gray of Warke, which came out of Essex, do forthwith march out of the County of Hertford, to the Assistance of the Lord General the Earl of Essex; to be commanded by him as he shall give Order, notwithstanding that his Excellency now is, and shall have Occasion to use their Service, out of the Bounds of the Association.

Resolved, &c. That, the Lords be moved to join herein.

Treaty with the King.

Message from the Lords, by Dr. Aylett and Dr. Bennet;

That the Lords do desire a present Conference, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House, concerning some Papers received from his Majesty, which the Earl of Northumberland brought with him from Oxforde.

Answer returned by the same Messengers, that this House will give a present Meeting, as is desired.

Mr. Holles, and Mr. Pym, are appointed Reporters of this Conference.

Waggons for Army.

Ordered, That Sir Hen. Mildmay, and Sir Wm. Litton, shall have Power to command Waggons, and other Necessaries, for the Service of the Forces come out of Essex, at reasonable and usual Rates; and to acquaint them, that the Commissary General for Carriages shall provide Two close Waggons, for the Service of those Forces.

Privilege.

Mr. Glyn went up to the Lords, with the Message concerning the Breach of Privilege by the Earl of Northumberland, in assaulting Mr. Marten, a Member of this House; and to desire Reparation for it.

Assessments.

Ordered, That the Commissioners, in the several and respective Counties and Cities of England and Wales, do call before them the several and respective Collectors of the Monies, upon the Bill of Four hundred thousand Pounds, to give an Account of their Collections, and of the Arrears of the Monies remaining in their Hands; and do require and enjoin them to bring in their Arrears, and to perfect their Accounts, prout Middlesex.

Passes granted.

Resolved, &c. That the Duke d'Espernon shall have Mr. Speaker's Warrant to pass into France Thirty Horses.

Ordered, That Jo. Holled and Henry Goodere shall have Mr. Speaker's Warrant to pass into France with One Servant, and such Cloaths, Books, and other Necessaries, as by the Laws are exportable.

Answer from Lords.

Mr. Glyn brings Answer, that he received this Answer to his Message, from the Earl of Manchester;

That this Message was a Matter of great Consequence; that it required some Time for Consideration; that their Lordships would take it into a serious and speedy Consideration; and return Answer by Messengers of their own.

Looze Minister.

An Ordinance for Sequestring the Rents and Profits of the Parish of Looze in the County of Kent, whereof Mr. John Aymes is Curate, into the Hands of certain Sequestrators named in the said Ordinance, to the Use and Benefit of Thomas Gilbert Master of Arts, a godly, learned, and orthodox Divine; who is thereby appointed to preach every Lord's Day, and to officiate as Curate, and to take care for the Discharge of the Cure of the said Place, in all the Duties thereof, until further Order shall be taken by both Houses of Parliament; was this Day read; and by Vote, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

St. Thomas Apostle Parsonage.

An Ordinance for Sequestring the Rents and Profits of the Parsonage of St. Thomas Apostle London, whereof Mr. William Cooper is Parson, into the Hands of certain Sequestrators named in the said Ordinance, to the Use and Benefit of James Moore, Master of Arts, a godly, learned, and orthodox Divine; who is thereby required to preach every Lord's Day, and to officiate as Parson, and to take care for the Discharge of the Cure of the said Place, in all the Duties thereof, until further Order shall be taken by both Houses of Parliament; was this Day read; and, by Vote, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Pedmarsh Parsonage.

An Ordinance for Sequestring the Rents and Profits of the Parsonage of Pedmarsh in the County of Essex, whereof Thomas Wibrough is Parson, into the Hands of certain Sequestrators named in the said Ordinance, to the Use and Benefit of Thomas Borough Master of Arts, a godly, learned, and orthodox Divine; who is thereby appointed and required to preach every Lord's Day, and to officiate as Parson, and to take care for the Discharge of the Cure of the said Place, in all the Duties thereof, until further Order shall be taken by both Houses of Parliament; was this Day read; and, by Vote, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Conference with Lords.

Message from the Lords, by Mr. Leeche and Dr. Bennett;

That the Lords do desire a Conference, touching the last Message delivered by Mr. Glyn; and touching their own Privileges; To-morrow, at Ten a Clock.

Answer returned by the same Messengers, that this House will give a Meeting as is desired.

Conferences.

Ordered, Mr. Holles do report, To-morrow, the Conference with the Lords.

Mr. Pym made Entrance into the Report of the last Conference; but broke off, before he finished the same, by reason it was so late; and is ordered to report it To-morrow.