Die Jovis, Aprilis 3, 1645.
THE humble Petition of the Lords Mayor Aldermen, Common-Council, Citizens, and Inhabitants,
of the City of Yorke, touching an Allowance to be made
to Four Preaching Ministers out of the Revenues of the
Dean and Chapter of Yorke, was this Day read.
The like Petitions were presented from the Ministers
and well-affected Inhabitants of the Bishopirck of Durham,
the Counties of Northumberland, Cumberland, and Westmoreland.
An Ordinance for Maintenance of some Preaching Ministers in the City of Yorke, Bishoiprick of Durham, Counties of Northumberland, Cumberland, Westmoreland, and
the Town of Barwick upon Twede, and in the other
Towns and Places therein mentioned, out of the respective
Possessions of the Deans and Chapters of Yorke, Durham,
and Carlisle, was this Day read the First and Second time;
and, upon the Question, committed unto Sir Anth. Irby,
Mr. Reynolds, Sir Hen. Vane, senior, Sir Wm. Strickland,
Mr. Dowse, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Mr. Maynard, Mr.
Wheeler, Mr. Millington, Mr. Ashherst, Sir Wm. Alenson,
Mr. Blakiston, Mr. Rich. Browne, Sir Wm. Constable, Mr.
Rigby, Mr. Recorder, Sir Robert Pye, Sir Jo. Evelyn, Sir
Walt. Erle, Mr. Whitelock, Mr. Selden, Mr. Hallowes,
Lord Grey, Sir Wm. Massam, the Knights and Burgesses
of the Northern Counties: And are to meet this Afternoon at Two of Clock, in the Exchequer-Chamber: And
have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Record, &c.: And the Petitions from the Ministers and
well-affected Inhabitants of the Counties of York and
Yorkshire, Cumberland, Westmorland, Bishoprick of Durham, and Northumberland, are referred to the Consideration of this Committee.
Mr. Reynolds, reports, from the Committee, a Letter,
in Nature of a Declaration, to be sent to Prince Rupert,
concerning Thirteen English, hanged by his Command, in
lieu of Thirteen Irish Rebels, hanged in pursuance of an
Ordinance of Parliament at Shrewesbury: The which was
read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered
to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Mr. Reynalds, to carry up this Letter to the Lords; and
the Letters from the Committee of Shrewsberry; and
from Prince Rupert's Secretary: Also an Ordinance for
Two hundred Pounds for Windsor an Ordinance for
Two hundred Pounds for the Excise; an Ordinance for
One thousand Pounds for Sir John Meldrum.
Ordered, That * *, the Governor of Moreton-Corbett,
do attend the Committee of Examinations this Afternoon;
to be examined touching Sir Michael Erneley's Carriage in
the Hanging of English, in lieu of some Irish, which
were executed in pursuance of the Ordinance of Parliament: And Sir John Corbett it is give him Notice hereof.
The House being informed, That the Committee of
Accompts were at the Door;
They were called in; and did present divers Certificates
of divers Accomptants to the House; viz. of Sir
Wm. Lewes, Sir Wm. Uvedale, as to one Part of his Account; of Mr. F. Hurdman, for the Composition of Two
Shillings and Sixpence upon every Butt of sweet Wines;
of Mr. Samuel Warner; of Mr. John Lloyd, a Collector
in the Custon-house; of the Sub-Committee, concerning
Mr. John Fleming: And likewise they presented a Case
concerning Tobaccoes. They desired some Order might
be taken, that they might have, All, Orders and Ordinances
of both or either House: And that they had in Readiness
an Ordinance, which they desired to present to this House;
which they conceive will meet with all such Obstructions
and Impediments, that, in their great Experience, They have
met with, in carrying on this great Service. They likewise represented, That their Sub-Committees in Lincolneshire and Rutlandshire were much discouraged by the Committees of the Parliament in those Counties. They further desired, that some Course might be taken, that Men
might be deterred from Perjury; and instanced in Two
Particulars, of Persons that have desperately perjured
The Committee of Accompts were again called in: And
Mr. Speaker, by the Command of the House, acquainted
them, That the House finds, that they have performed the
Trust of their great and laborious Employment with a
great deal of Fidelity and Diligence, to the great Advantage of the State; and do return them hearty Thanks;
and assure them, that they shall receive all Encouragement from this House.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth concurr with the
Committee of Accompts, in allowing the Demands of Sir
Wm. Lewes upon his Accompts, and in approving of his
Ordered, That the Committee of the Revenue do, with
their soonest and best Conveniency, pay unto Sir Wm.
Lewes the Sum of Four hundred and Fifteen Pounds Sixteen
Shillings and Eigth-pence, Part of what remains due unto
him upon his Accompts, as appears by the Certificate from
the Committee of Accompts of the Date of March 27,
1645, presented to this House Aprilis 3, and allowed
by this House.
Ordered, That, on Thursday next, the Certificate from
the Committee of Accompts, concerning Sir Wm. Uvedale,
and other Accomptants, be taken into Consideration:
And that first Sir Wm. Uvedale's Accompt be taken into
Ordered, That the additional Ordinance for the better
taking and expediting the Accompts of the whole Kingdom, this Day presented by the Committee of Accompts,
be read To-morrow at Ten of Clock.
Ordered, That the Ordinances and Reports from the
Commissioners of Excise be made; and read on Monday
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Captain Hender, now or late in the Lord Roberts his Regiment; and of Captain Ferguson, now or late in the Regiment of Colonel Davies, to be in the Places of Captain
Blagrave and Captain Godard, continued in the Garison
at Reading, upon the Desire of the Committee there.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the
Lord Cawfield to be Captain in Sir Robert Pye's Regiment;
Captain Chute, a Captain nominated and approved in that
Regiment, being since deceased.
Ordered, That, by Beat of Drum, and Sound of
Trumpet, all Commanders and Officers, under the Command of Sir Tho. Fairefaxe, be injoined forthwith to repair to the Head Quarter at Windsore, upon Paid of being
cashiered: And it is referred to the Committee of the
Militia to take Order for the publishing this Order by
Beat of Drum, and Sound of Trumpet.
Ordered, That the Gentlemen of the County of Hants
do consider of some Means to discharge the Engagements
incurred by Sir Wm. Lewes, Mr. Whitehead, and Mr.
Wallop; and of the Engagements incurred by Mr. Lisle,
and others, for the publick Service.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Navy do treat
with the Commissioners of Excise for the Furnishing of
Eight thousand Pounds to be employed upon the Design
of Bristoll: And the Commissioners of Excise are earnestly
desired to furnish this Eight thousand Pounds, it being of
so great Importance and Consequence to this Kingdom.
Ordered, That the Letters from Monsieur Joachim, one
of the States Ambassadors: and the Petition of Claes
Francks, Master of the Ship North Holland, be referred
to the Consideration of the Committee of Lords and Commons for Foreign Affairs.
Ordered, That the Members which serve for the Associated
Counties, videlicet, of Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridge,
Hertford, and Huntington, do meet this Day, and
take forthwith Order for the Bringing in of Two thousand Pounds, Part of the Arrears due upon the Earl of
Manchester's Ordinances, according to the Propositions
brought in by the Committee for the Army of Sir Thomas
Fairfax, to be disposed of for Payment of the Two Regiments at Abingdon, and the Train of Artillery at Cambridge, as the said Committee shall direct: And if any
of the Members of the House of Commons shall engage
themselves for the present Supply of the said Two thousand Pounds, or for such Part thereof as is laid upon the
several Counties they serve for, they are hereby enabled
to reimburse themselves such Sums of Money as they shall
take up for the said Service: And the Treasurers and Collectors of the several Counties are hereby authorized and
required to pay unto them such Sums of Money, as they
shall upon their Credit raise and pay into the said Committee,
out of such Monies as are now in their Hands, or out of
the first Monies they shall receive upon any of the said
Ordinances: And the Acquittance of Mr. Scawen, the
Chairman of the said Committee, testifying the Receipt
of any Monies to be raised as aforesaid, shall be sufficient
Discharge to the said Treasurers or Collectors, and be
allowed to them upon their Accompts.
Ordered, That One hundred Pounds be forthwith advanced and paid, upon Accompt, to Colonel Barkley, in
Part of his Arrears, for his present Supply, out of Haberdashers-Hall.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein: And
Mr. Hodges is to carry it up.
Ordered, That Fifty Pounds be forthwith advanced, and
paid, upon Accompt, to Adjutant Fleming, in part of his
Arrears, for his present Supply, out of Haberdashers-Hall.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein: And Mr.
Hodges is to carry it up.
Ordered, That Sir Gilbert Gerard do deliver the Treasurers Waggons and Draught-Horses to the Treasurers at
Wars, named in the Ordinance for the Eighty thousand
Pounds for the Service of the Army under Sir Thomas
Ordered, That the Ordinances, prepared by the Commissioners of Excise, be peremptorily read on Monday
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the
Army where Mr. Scawen has the Chair, to consider of
sending Two Troops of Horse forthwith to Abingdon;
and to send the Hundred Dragoons so, soon as they shall
Ordered, That an Ordinance be brought in for Payment
of a Hundred and Fifty Pounds weekly out of the Excise,
for maintaining the Garison at Windsore.
Two Letters from Colonel Massie, both of them of the
30th of March, 1645, from Gloucester, touching the Condition of that Place, and the Place adjacent, were this
Ordered, That the Letters be referred to the Committee
of both Kingdoms, as to the Consideration of affording
considerable Supplies to those Parts, according to the Necessity of the Affair.
Ordered, That Mr. Recorder and Mr. Stephens do write
a Letter, to encourage Colonel Massey to go on in the
Service; and that the House will take the Desire in his
Letters into speedy Consideration; and have referred the
Matter of Supply to the Committee of both Kingdoms.