Die Lunæ, Maii 19, 1645.
THE humble Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town
of Fenn-Drayton, in the County of Cambridge, was
this Day read. And
It is Ordered, That it be in especial Manner referred and
recommended unto the Consideration of the Committee of
the Lords and Commons for Sequestrations, to make a fit
and competent Addition of Means to the Minister of the
said Parish, one Mr. Gryffyth, a learned, orthodox, and
pious Divine, out of some such sequestred Estate, as they
shall think most sit and convenient.
The humble Petition of Sir David Watkins was this Day
It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of
Examinations, to be speedily taken into Consideration as
to the Matter of Fact: And that, in the mean time, all
Process out of the said Court against Sir David Watkins
shall be staid; and no Proceedings had thereupon. And
It is further Ordered, That the Master of the Court of
Wards do give Order, That full, legal, and usual Discharges may be given to all such Persons, as have or shall
pay in any Monies upon any Ordinance of Parliament.
Mr. Ellys reported from the Committee, the Business
concerning the raising and maintaining Five hundred Horse
by the Eastern Association, for the strengthening the Garison of Grantham, in the County of Lincolne.
Resolved, &c. That Five hundred Horse shall be provided and paid by the Seven Associated Counties for Four
Months, if there shall be Occasion so long to continue
them; to lie at Grantham, or thereabouts, for the Defence
of the Association. This to be secured and charged upon
the Credit of the Excise; to be repaid in its Course, after
the Assignments, already set upon the Excise, shall be
It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of
the Association to meet this Afternoon, to consider of the
present Raising and Maintaining of these Horse upon their
own particular Credits; to be repaid, together with the
Consideration of Eight Pounds per Cent. for the Forbearance, out of the Excise, after the Assignments already set
upon those Receipts.
A Letter from Pembroke, of Maii 9 1645, from Colonel Langherne, was this Day read. And
It is Ordered, That it be in especial Manner recommended to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to take this
Business into their speedy Care, as being important, and
much concerning the Safety of the Kingdom.
Ordered, That Colonel Herbert's Propositions be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Colonel
William Herbert to be Governor of Mountgomery-Castle, in
the place of Sir John Price.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
A Message from the Lords, by Doctor Aylett and
That the Lords have sent a Petition of Sir Theodore
Mayherne's to the House of Commons: And that the Lords
have expressed their Desires, in a Paper delivered by them,
concerning the promoting his Petition.
The Question being put, Whether this House will concurr with the Lords in their Desire, expressed in their Paper, concerning Sir Theodore Mayherne;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
||Tellers for the Yea:
|Sir Jo. Clottworthy,
||With the Yea,
Sir Edw. Aiscough,
||Tellers for the Noe:
|Sir Hen. Mildmay,
||With the Noe,
So that the Question passed in the Affirmative.
The Paper of the Lords Desire concerning Sir Theodore
Mayherne was this Day read; and assented unto; and was
in hæc verba; viz.
"The Lords, having formerly, out of their Respect
unto Sir Theodore Mayherne, declared their Wishes, that he
might continue (as he hath done for many Years) free from
all Taxes and Sessments; do now desire, That a Man so
eminent in his Profession, and so useful to very many Persons in this Kingdom, may receive all Encouragements to
reside still here amongst us: He being contented to pay the
Moiety assessed upon him; the Remainder which is required can be of no great Advantage unto the Parliament:
Nor will those Sessments, which may, for the future, be
expected from him, assist much towards the Carrying on
of the War; yet is he willing, that his Land should continue liable to all Taxes, as hitherto it hath done."
"The Lords Desire is, That the House of Commons
would join with them, in expressing their Esteem of a
Man, whose extraordinary Abilities would make him welcome in any Part of Christendom: And as he is singular
for his Knowledge in his Profession, so he may be singular
in being, by the Favour of the House, exempted from
all Payments, which others are subject unto; it being but
a Continuation of that Favour, which he hath here enjoyed
for above Thirty Years, without Interruption."
Ordered, That Mr. Nicoll do, To-morrow Morning,
the first Business, make the Report concerning the Earl of
Essex: And that no other Business intervene, after Mr.
Speaker come to the Chair.
Ordered, That the Petition of Major Oconnelly be read
on Wednesday Morning next, peremptorily.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message; and does
agree with them in their Desires expressed in their Paper,
concerning Sir Theodore Mayherne.
WHereas, by Order of both Houses of Parliament, Wm.
Colemore Esquire is appointed Sheriff of the County
of Warr'; who cannot, with Safety and Conveniency,
reside in any Place within the Country, but in the City of
Coventry: It is therefore Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, in Parliament assembled, That the said Wm. Colemore, during the Time he shall continue Sheriff of the said
Country of Warr', shall have Leave, and may dwell and
reside within the Country of the City of Coventry, without
incurring any Penalty, or Danger.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Army shall have
Power to issue their Warrants to the Mustermaster of Sir
Wm. Waller's Army, to certify the State of the Accompts
of the Officers of that Army, that are now laid aside.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Army shall give
Warrant to the Treasurers at Wars to pay Two hundred
Pounds a Week, for Six Months next ensuing, unto the
Commissioners that reside in the Army; to be by them disbursed for the Buying of Horses to recruit the Army.
It is further Ordered, That the Horses so bought shall
be disposed, by Order of Sir Thomas Fairfax, to such Soldiers, as the Commissioners, upon Examination How the
Soldier came to lose his Horses, shall think fit to be supplied.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Army do consider,
Where they may, with the best Conveniency, depasture
any Horses to be bought, or provided, for the Service of
the Parliament, in any Lands of any Persons that are
sequestred: And they are herein to advise with the Committee of the West.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Army do provide One hundred Dragoon-Horses for the Service of Sir
Thomas Fairfax his Army.
Ordered, That the Instructions passed both Houses, to
the Commissioners appointed to reside in the Army, shall
be forthwith printed.
Upon a Report of a Case, by Mr. Lisle, from the Committee at Haberdashers-Hall, concerning certain Conveyances made by Mr. Wm. Murray, upon Trust, for the
Benefit of Mrs. Murray, and their Children;
It is Resolved, That this House is of Opinion, That the
Estate, mentioned in those Conveyances, is, upon the whole