Die Veneris, Martii 14, 1644.
THE humble Petition of Mabella Lady Finch was
this Day read.
Ordered, upon the Question, That the humble Petition
of Mabella Lady Finche be, from this House, recommended to the Committee of Lords and Commons for
Sequestrations, to be taken into speedy Consideration, for
the Relief of the Petitioner.
Ordered, That Sir Harbotle Grimston and Mr. Grimston
shall have Leave to go into the Country.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leech and
The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you
this Petition, from the Earl of Stamforde, for the Grant
of Two thousand Pounds, upon Account, out of Delinquents Estates not as yet discovered; in regard of the
great Losses he has sustained by the Enemy: They refer
it wholly to this House.
The Petition was read; and ordered to be referred to
the Committee at Haberdashers-Hall.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message; and have
read the Petition; and put it into a Course.
Ordered, That Mr. Scawen do To-morrow, the first
Business, peremptorily, make Report concerning the poor
Resolved, &c. That Fifteen hundred Nineteen Pounds
Nine Shillings and Four-pence shall be provided
out of the Eighty thousand Pounds borrowed of the
City, and put into the Hands of Sir Thomas Fairfax
and Serjeant-Major-General Skippon, upon Account, for
recruiting, and putting into Pay, their respective Regiments.
Resolved, &c. That Twelve thousand Three hundred
Pounds shall be forthwith provided and furnished out of
the Eighty thousand Pounds borrowed of the City, for
the Raising of Twelve hundred Horse, with Arms, Pistols,
and Saddles: And it is referred to the Committee, where
Mr. Scawen has the Chair, to take Order for these Monies,
and for the Providing of these Horse, Arms and Saddles.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of John
Castle and Robert Harvey Esquires, and Gervas Fulwood
Gentleman, to be added to the Committee of Huntingdon,
to put in Execution the several Ordinances of Parliament
in that County.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Humberston
March and John Towes Esquires, to be added to the Committee of the Isle of Elye, to put the several Ordinances
of Parliament in Execution in the said Island.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Edmund Smyth, Albane Coxe, Wm. Foxewist, Toby Combes,
Wm. Brigges, to be added to the Committee of the
County of Herts, to put in Execution the several Ordinances of Parliament in that County.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Sir
George Villiers, Sir Edward Hartopp, Baronets, Sir Thomas
Hartopp, Sir Roger Smyth, Knights, John St. John, John
Whatton, Archidall Palmer, John Stafford, John Browne,
Esquires, Francis Smalley, John Swynfen, Valentine Goodman, John Pratt, Gentlemen, and Edmund Cradock, Alderman of Leicester, to be added to the Committee for
the Militia, and all other the Publick Occasions in the
Town and County of Leicester.
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Fairfax do forthwith grant
Commissions to the several Colonels and Commanders,
approved of by both Houses, to be under his Command.
Resolved, &c. That One thousand Pounds be forthwith
advanced, upon Account, to Sir Thomas Fairfax, out of
the Eighty thousand Pounds lent by the City.
Ordered, That it be especially recommended to the
Committee at Haberdashers-Hall, to advance the Sum of
One thousand Pounds, by way of Loan, to Sir Thomas
Fairfax; and to repay themselves out of the first Monies
that shall come in of the Eighty thousand Pounds.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Walter Erle, Mr. Nicoll, Mr.
Hodges, Mr. Scawen, Sir John Evelyn senior, Mr. Pury,
be a Committee appointed for making Contracts for the
Provisions of all the Arms, Ammunition, and other Stores
and Necessaries, voted to be provided for furnishing the
publick Stores for this Summer's Service: And that no
Fees be taken upon this Service.
Ordered, That the Clerk of the Hamper do forthwith
pay unto Edward Husbands Stationer Twelve Pounds, for
Two thousand Ordinances for raising Monies for maintaining the Army under the immediate Command of Sir
Thomas Fairfax; the which he furnished to the Committee appointed to take care of recruiting Sir Thomas
Fairefaxe's Army: And that an Acquittance under the
Hand of the said Husbands shall be a sufficient Discharge.
Sir Anthony Irby, Mr. Reynolds, Sir Henry Vane, Mr.
Trenchard, Mr. Jennour, Mr. Holles, Mr. Recorder, Sir
Jo. Clotworthy, Sir Wm. Lewes, are appointed to go to
Goldsmiths-Hall this Afternoon, to see the State of the
Remainder of the Sixty thousand Pounds assigned to the
Scotts Army in Ireland; what has been sent over in
Money, and when; and what in Provisions, Arms, or
Ammunition; and to see how the Four thousand Pounds
monthly, and the Arrears, or what Proportion of the
Arrears, may be raised and established in a settled Course,
either upon the Sequestrations, or otherwise; and to make
Report with what Speedy they may.
This Committee is likewise to go to Grocers-Hall to
the Committee of Adventurers for Ireland; to see how,
in particular, the Arrears of the Four thousand Pounds
monthly may be established in a settled Course; and farther, to consider of, and receive from them, such Propositions as they shall make for supplying the Necessities of
the other Armies in Ireland.
Ordered, That Mr. Reynolds and Mr. Bond do bring in
an Ordinance for the Payment of Mr. Pennoyer and Mr.
Hill, for Arms furnished by them to the State, according
to the Contract made with them.
The humble Petition of De Witt Hemssen and Symkynson, Subjects to the States of Holland, desiring Payment
for Arms and Ammunition they have furnished the Parliament, was this Day read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee at Haberdashers-Hall, to provide Five thousand Arms for the
Scotts Army in Ireland: And that it be referred to the
Committee, this Day appointed for Ireland, to contract
for these Arms; and take care for the Provision of
them upon the Credit of the Committee at Haberdashers-Hall.
Ordered, That a Letter be written to the Earl of Lothyan,
from both Houses, to repair to his Charge in Ireland;
and that he be enabled and encouraged to undertake so
difficult a Service: And that it be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms to prepare this Letter.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee, this
Day appointed to go to Goldsmiths-Hall and Grocers-Hall
for the Affairs of Ireland, to consider of some speedy
Course to be taken for Furnishing of the Officers and Soldiers of the Troops attending the Scottish Army, that have
received no Proportion of the Dividend of the Eighty
It is further referred to this Committee, to consider of
the Proposition of George Monry, to be paid as a Colonel
of Horse; and to settle a Course for the future Entertainment of the Troops attending the Scottish Army.
Ordered, That Mr. Corbett do, To-morrow, next after
the Business of Ireland, report the Business concerning Sir
Ordered, That Colonel Sparrowe's Regiment be reduced: And that Three hundred Pounds be paid unto
them by the Treasurers of the Earl of Manchester's Association, to bring off the Officers, and to enable them to
clear their Quarters.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Middlesex, to take care for the Pay of their Squadron of Horse
Ordered, That the Committee of the Militia in London
do forthwith make Payment of Two thousand Pounds,
out of the Ordinance for Thirty-two thousand Pounds, for
the Garison of Abbingdon.
Resolved, &c. That Two hundred Pounds be forthwith,
this Afternoon, advanced, upon Account, to Major-General
Crawford; whereof One hundred Pounds by the Committee, at Haberdashers-Hall, for Advance of Monies by
way of Loan; and One hundred Pounds by the Treasurers
of the Earl of Manchester's Association.
It is further Ordered, That the Treasurers of the said
Association do repay the Committee at Haberdashers-Hall
the One hundred Pounds lent upon this Occasion.
Ordered, That Sir Gilbert Gerard do give an Account
To-morrow, What Monies he hath in his Hands towards
Payment of the Horses that lately mutinied, and are lately
returned to their Duty, a Fortnight's Pay.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of both
Kingdoms, to dispose of those Troops of Horse that are
come in; [and to put them upon present Employment.]
The Question was put, Whether these Words, "to
put . . . . upon present Employment," should be put in the
The House was divided.
||Tellers for the Yea:
|Sir Jo. Clotworthy,
||With the Yea,
Sir Arthur Hisilrig,
||Tellers for the Noe:
|Sir Henry Heyman,
||With the Noe,
So the Question passed with the Affirmative.
Ordered, That Captain Charles Vaine shall have Leave
to take a Hundred common Soldiers, that are Prisoners
to the Parliament, and are willing to serve under his
Command, to go beyond Seas with him: And it is recommended to Mr. Knightley to give Warrant for the
Release of them accordingly; and to take good Caution
they shall not return to the Prejudice of the State.
Ordered, That Colonel John Botler's Petition be read
To-morrow Morning, the first Business.
Whereas, by Ordinance of Parliament, bearing Date Die
Veneris, 21 Februarii 1644, it is ordained, inter
alia, That One Third-Part of the Profit that shall arise
out of the Customs, payable upon Currans, shall be appropriated to the Garison of Gloucester: It is this Day
Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, assembled in Parliament, That the Commissioners of the Customs shall,
from time to time, during the Continuance of the said
Ordinance, pay over all the said Third-Part of the Profit
that shall arise out of the Customs, payable upon Currans, unto Nathanael Stephens, Thomas Hodges, and Thomas
Pury, Esquires, Members of the House of Commons, for
the Use of the Garison of Gloucester, upon Account, if the
said Garison be continued a Garison; taking their Receipts
for the same; which shall be to the said Commissioners,
and every of them, a sufficient Discharge in that Behalf.
Whereas John Towse Esquire, Alderman of the City
of London, and the rest of the Commissioners of
Excise or New Impost, have advanced and lent the Sum
of One thousand Pounds, for the Use of the Garison of
Abingdon, under the Command of Colonel Browne: Be
it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons, in Parliament
assembled, That the said Commissioners of Excise, their
Executors or Assigns, shall and may satisfy and reimburse
themselves the said One thousand Pounds, together with
Interest for the same, after the Rate of Eight Pounds per
Cent. for so long time as the same, or any Part thereof,
shall be forborn, out of such Intervals of Receipts to come
in upon the Office of Excise as shall happen when other
Payments already assigned shall not fall due; or, for want
of such Intervals, then as the same shall follow in Course;
and shall not, by any other Order or Ordinance of one or
both Houses of Parliament, besecluded from satisfying themselves accordingly: And that the said Commissioners shall
pay the said One thousand Pounds to Walter Frost Esquire,
to be paid accordingly; whose Receipt shall be their
sufficient Discharge in that Behalf.