Die Mercurii, Aprilis 16, 1645.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Army, where Mr. Scawen has the Chair, to consider
of all Ways and Means for the Payment of the poor
Waggoners and Soldiers, and their Widows, as well out
of the Arrears of the Three Months weekly Assessment,
as out of such Monies as shall be remaining at Haberdashers-Hall, after all former Assignments now charged
there shall be satisfied: And the said Committee are further to consider who shall receive the said Monies, and
pay it unto them upon their Warrants; and by what
Means they that want Debentures may have Debentures
and Warrants for such Money as is due unto them.
Ordered, That Mr. Trenchard do pay unto Tho.
Parker, Rich. Ward, Robert Holton, John Gold, Rich.
Jenks, Thomas Stenson, Henry Wyford, Thomas Sheaphard,
Thomas North, and * Wilkenson, Waggoners, the several
Sums of Money due unto every of them, respectively,
for their Teams, upon their Debentures, notwithstanding
the same Debentures came in after, and were not included
in the last Ordinance for Payment of the Teams.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and
approve of Sir Tho. Fairefax to be Governor of Kingston
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Sir Peter Wentworth is appointed to carry it to the
Mr. Lisle, Mr. Maynard, Sir Martin Lister, Mr. Noble,
Sir Edw. Hungerford, Sir Jo. Curson, Colonel Jo. Moore,
Sir Wm. Alanson, Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Rigby, Sir
Phil. Stapilton, Mr. Jesson, Sir Wm. Strickland, Sir Tho.
Dacres, Sir Jo. Evelyn junior, Mr. Knightley, Sir Jo.
Meyrick, Sir Sam. Rolle, Mr. Wheler, Sir Jo. Corbett, Mr.
Ashherst, Mr. Baynton, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Colonel
Walton, Mr. Purefoy, Sir Ralph Ashton, Mr Millington;
This Committee is appointed to take into Consideration the
whole Matter of the Differences between the Governor and
the Committee at Nottingham, and to hear the Complaints
of all Parties, and to consider of the best Ways and Means
for settling the said Differences: They are likewise to take
into Consideration the Instructions given by the Committee of both Kingdoms in this Business; and further,
to take into Consideration, what that Committee has further conceived in this Business: And are to meet on Friday next at Two post Meridiem, in the Exchequer-Chamber: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses,
Resolved, &c. That the Members of both Houses, that
are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, or any Five
of them, the Committee sitting, shall have Power to grant
Commissions to such Commanders and Officers as shall
be nominated and approved by both Houses, or by any
Authority derived from them, to any military Places or
Commands, where there is no Power already settled by
the Parliament to grant such Commissions.
Mr. Rigby, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Jephson, and Sir Tho. Widdrington, are to prepare and bring in an Ordinance to
this Purpose To-morrow Morning.
Two Letters, one from Sir William Waller, the other
from Colonel Holborne, were this Day read: And thereupon Ordered, That Mr. Nicoll do carry the same to the
Committee of both Kingdoms; and desire them to take
the Business of the West into their speedy Consideration.
The House being informed, That Colonel Fitz James,
Quartermaster-General Fincher, attended at the Door, with
a Petition from the Officers of Sir William Waller's
They were called in; and the Petition read: And
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve the same
as a very modest Expression of their Affections.
Ordered, That all the Officers and Soldiers under the
Command of Sir Wm. Waller, shall have a Fortnight's
Pay of their Arrears; and shall be taken into Consideration
for the rest of their Arrears in the like manner as the Soldiers and Officers of my Lord General and the Earl of
Manchester were: And it is referred to the Committee of
the West, to consider how this Fortnight's Pay may be
raised; and how such as shall not be taken on upon the
new Model may be employed.
Sir Peter Wentworth carried up to the Lords, the Ordinance concerning Martial Law, sent from the Lords;
with some Amendments and Alterations from this House:
The Ordinance concerning the Lord Admiral and Lord
Warden of the Cinque-Ports: The Ordinance for Two
thousand Pounds for Abingdon out of the Excise: For
Three thousand Pounds out of the Excise for Major-General Langherne's Forces: The Vote for making Sir
Thomas Fairfax Governor of Hull: And was appointed
to press the Lords to expedite the Ordinance.
Resolved, &c. That the Horse of Norfolk and Suffolk,
that are to come on upon the new Model, shall have a
Fortnight's Pay of their Arrears, to be paid out of the
Arrears of the Assessments in those Counties; or if it shall
fail there, then to be secured and repaid out of the Receipts of the Excise in its Course, together with the Interest for the Forbearance: And the Committee for the
several Counties are desired forthwith to disburse the
Money for the Troops now remaining in the respective
Resolved, &c. That out of the Proceed of the Sale of
the Houses belonging to Sir Nicholas Crisp in Lyme-street,
Fifteen hundred Pounds be raised, and employed, towards
the Payment of a Fortnight's Pay of the Arrears to such
Officers as shall not be taken on in the new Model, according to former Order: And that the said Fifteen hundred
Pounds be paid into the Hands of Mr. Francis Allen, and
Mr. John Dethick; to be issued for the Purposes aforesaid.
Ordered, That, on Friday next, peremptorily, the first
Business, Mr. Scawen do make his Report from the Committee of the Army: And that, at the same time, the
Lieutenant of the Ordinance do make his Report concerning the Stores in the Magazine.
Sir Thomas Widdrington reports the Amendments to
the Ordinance for the Maintenance of a Preaching Ministry in the Cities of York, Durham, Carlell, and other
Towns mentioned in the said Ordinance: The which were
twice read; and assented unto.
Resolved, &c. That the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne
shall be nominated in this Ordinance: And that One hundred and Fifty Pounds shall be raised, and allowed out of
the Revenues of the Dean and Chapter of Duresme, for
the Maintaining of an able, learned, and orthodox Preaching Minister in the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne.
Then the Ordinance, with the Amendments, was passed,
upon the Question: And the Lords Concurrence ordered
to be desired.
An Ordinance for supplying the Parish of Howden with
a learned orthodox Divine, and allowing him Seventy
Pounds per Annum out of the Revenues of the Dean, Dean
and Chapter of York, was this Day read; and, upon the
Question, passed; and Ordered, That the Lords Concurrence be desired.
Two Petitions; one from the Commissioners of the
Brittish Regiments in Ulster; one other from the distressed
Brittish Inhabitants of the North of Ireland, desiring
earnestly the Consideration of this Assembly upon their
Souls, and to furnish them with some able, learned, religious, Preaching Ministers; were this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That it be in special Manner referred and
recommended, from this House, to the Assembly of Divines, to consider how the Desires of the Petitioners may
be effectually granted, to the Relief and Comfort of their
It is further Ordered, That it be likewise recommended
to the Assembly of Divines, to consider of godly, able,
learned, orthodox, Preaching Ministers, to be sent into
such other Parts of the Kingdom of Ireland as are under
the Obedience of the Parliament.
Sir Robert Harley, Sir John Clotworthy, and Colonel
Jephson, are appointed to acquaint the Assembly of Divines
with this Order, and to take some care of this Business.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of Captain Michael
Balfour, and Captain Michael Beresford, be referred to the
Consideration of the Committee of both Kingdoms.
Ordered, That the Petitions and Debentures concerning
the Monies due to the Officers, Soldiers, and Inhabitants
of the Town of Lynne, Boston, and the Isle of Ely, for
Pay, and for Fortifications, be referred to the Committee
of the Army: And Mr. Scawen is to take care of them;
and to report to the House.
Ordered, That the Petition of Ann Key Widow, with
the Debenture thereunto annexed, be also referred to the
Sir Peter Wentworth reports, from the Lords, That he
delivered several Messages to the Lords: And that he
received this Answer from my Lord Grey of Wark;
That, as to the Ordinances for settling the Admiralty
and Wardenship of the Cinque-Ports; and for Martial
Law; they will send Answer by Messengers of their own:
As to the Vote for Sir Thomas Fairfax to be Governor of
Hull; the Ordinance for Two thousand Pounds to Abingdon out of the Excise; the Ordinance for Three thousand
Pounds to Major Langherne out of the Excise; they do
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Widdrington do report the
Ordinance for the Committee in the several Counties to
compound with Delinquents, and the rest of the Northern
Business, on Friday Morning.
Ordered, That the Ordinance for Derbyshire be taken
into Consideration on Friday Morning.
Ordered, That Captain Plunkett be called in on Friday
Morning: And it is the Opinion of this House, That he
shall have Thanks returned to him for his good Service
on the Irish Coast; and his good Affections in supplying
the Officers in Munster with some Provisions.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee where
Sir Tho. Widdrington has the Chair, to consider of some
speedy and effectual Course for supplying the several
Preaching Ministers of the several Parishes of England
with such a competent Subsistence, as may be an Encouragement unto them, and may vindicate them from Scandal: And the Care and Deligence of the Committee is
very much desired in this Business.