Die Mercurii, Maii 21 1645.
THE humble Petition of Elizabeth Hobart, the Relict
of Miles Hobart Esquire, was this Day read. And
It is thereupon Ordered, That the Master and Council
of his Majesty's Court of Wards and Liveries be and are
hereby required to stay Process against the Person, Lands,
and Estate, of the said Elizabeth Hobarte, and the other
Securities, for any Monies in Charge there against her,
until this House give further Order.
Ordered, That Sir Anthony Irby be referred to the Committee of Accompts, to examine and perfect his Accompts:
And that the Committee of Accompts do speed Sir Anthony
Irbye's Accompts; and do forthwith certify the State of
them to the House.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Revenue, to state the Case of Sir Anthony Irby, and of
other the Members of Parliament, concerning any Monies
due from him or them to the Court of Wards; and to report the same to the House on this Day Sevennight.
Ordered, That the Business concerning Newcastle and
the North be taken into Consideration, peremptorily, Tomorrow Morning.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth consent unto, and
approve of, the Exchange of Colonel Fielding, Prisoner to
the Parliament's Forces, for Lieutenant-Colonel Buffett,
Major Champnes, Captain Bowell, and Captain Ellingsworth,
Prisoners to the King's Forces.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Sir Sam. Rolle reports a Letter, which he was ordered to
prepare, to be sent from Sir Tho. Fairefax to the Commander in Chief of the Enemy's Forces in the West, concerning the violating Articles towards Prisoners, that were
made upon the Surrender of divers Towns in the West:
The which Letter was read; and, upon the Question,
assented unto; and ordered to be sent to Sir Tho. Fairefaxe, to be by him sent to the Commander in Chief of the
Enemy's Forces in the West.
Sir Tho. Widdrington is desired to send this Letter to Sir
Sir Wm. Massam reports, from the Committee of the
Association, divers Votes concerning the better Defence of
And That First Vote, concerning a Regiment of Horse
to lie upon the Frontiers of the Association, was laid aside.
The Question being put, Whether the Garisons of Cambridge, Lynne, and Hunt', within the Eastern Association,
should be maintained by constant Pay out of the Excise;
It passed with the Negative:
And it is re-committed unto the same Committee, to
consider, How Monies may be raised for a constant Pay
to the Garisons of Cambridge, Lynne, Hunt', and NewportPagnall, upon a settled Establishment; and likewise, How
to reduce the said Garisons to a less Expence, for the Ease
of the Counties; providing withal for the Safety and Defence of the said Counties: And that Mr. Samuel Browne
be added as to the Reducing of the Garison of NewportPagnall.
Resolved, &c. That the Train of Artillery, Horse,
Arms, and Ammunition, bought with the Associate Monies, not already disposed of, or designed for Sir Thomas
Fairfax' Army, or otherwise, by Order of the House, be
secured at Lynn and Cambridge, for the Use of the said
Resolved, &c. That the Standing-Committees in the
several Counties of the said Association be continued:
And that the particular Persons, in the respective Counties
hereafter mentioned, be added to the Committees of the
said Counties, for the Execution of the Ordinances for the
Scotts, and for Sir Thomas Fairfax' Army.
For the County of Hertford;
Joseph Dalton, Mayor of Hertford,
Thomas Gipps, of Berry,
Samuel Frybourne Esquire,
Colonel Thomas Ayloffe.
Mr. Joshua Greene,
Mr. Thomas Slaney.
For the County of Norfolke;
Sir Valentine Pell Knight, Vicecomes,
Thomas Waller Esquire,
For the County of Cambridge;
Mr. Reynolds of Triploe,
John Robson Gentleman,
Doctor Richard Stane,
For the County of Huntingdon;
Mr. Tirrell Jocelyn,
Mr. Robert Robson.
Resolved, &c. That One hundred Pounds per mensem
be allowed to the Committee of the Eastern Association
sitting at Cambridge, for their Salary, and their Clerks,
according to the Order of the House of Commons; and
for other emergent Charges and Incidents, upon Account.
Resolved, &c. That this Hundred Pounds per mensem
be laid proportionably upon the several Associate Counties;
and to be paid out of the Third-Part of the Sequestrations
already granted to the said Counties.
Ordered, That it be re-committed to the Committee of
Association, to provide Three hundred Pounds, for perfecting the Works of the Garison of Lynn.
Ordered, That it be re-committed to the Committee of
the Association, to consider of the Providing of One thousand Pounds, for Fortifying of the Isle of Ely; and to find
out, How any Monies, designed or lent for that Purpose,
have been disposed; and in whose Hands the same are;
and what Soldiers are or have been kept there.
Ordered, That the Petition of the Mayor, Aldermen,
and Common-Council, of the Town of Lynn-Regis, in
the County of Norfolke, be referred to the Committee of
the Eastern Association.
Resolved, &c. That Two hundred Pounds shall be presently provided for the Victualling of the Castle at Cambridge for One Month.
Resolved, &c. That Three hundred Pounds shall be presently provided for perfecting the Works about the said
Resolved, &c. That Two hundred Pounds shall be presently provided, in Part of Payment of the Arrears due to
Officers and Soldiers employed in the said Castle.
Ordered, That these Several Sums of Two hundred
Pounds, Three hundred Pounds, and Two hundred
Pounds, be provided and raised out of the Arrears of that
Association, by the Treasurers of the said Association:
And that it be referred to the Committee of the Association, to take care, and give Order, That these particular
Sums may be speedily raised and employed, according to
these particular Orders.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leech and
The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you
this Petition: It is from the Earl of Stamford: And the
Lords do in a special Manner recommend it to this House;
in respect of the great Wants of this Noble Lord, and his
many faithful Services to the Parliament.
They likewise recommended unto you in especial Manner
the Petition of John Baldwyn Gentleman, who faithfully
served the Earl of Essex Lord General, as his Secretary.
The Petition of Henry Earl of Stamford was read.
The Petition of Mr. John Baldwin was read: And
It is Ordered, That this Petition be considered of, when
the House takes into Consideration the disposing and nominating Officers.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That, to
their Lordships Message, this House will send Answer by
Messengers of their own.
Mr. Selden, Mr. Browne, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Rowse,
Mr. Ellis, Mr. Holles, Sir Christ. Wray, Mr. Lisle, Mr.
Bainton, Sir Christ. Yelverton, Mr. Peirpoint, Sir Phil.
Stapilton, Sir Roger North, Mr. Prideaux, Sir John Evelyn, Mr. Hill, Sir Wm. Lewes, Sir John Clotworthy;
This Committee, or any Four of them, is to examine
the Relation made, by the Command of this House, by Sir
Arthur Hasilrig, concerning an Assault made upon him by
the Earl of Stamford: And have Power to send for Parties,
.... Witnesses: And Sir Arthur Hasilrig is appointed to
attend the Committee, and to make the like Relation to this
Committee, this Afternoon: And are to meet this Afternoon at Two of Clock, in the Exchequer-Chamber; and
to make Report of it To-morrow Morning: And the Care
hereof is especially recommended to Mr. Samuel Browne.
Ordered, That Sir Arthur Hasilrig be injoined to keep
the Peace between the Earl Stamford and him; and not to
send or receive any Challenge: And, if any Challenge shall
be sent, that presently he acquaint Mr. Speaker therewith.
Resolved, &c. That the Lords be desired, by a Message,
to injoin the Earl of Stamford to keep the Peace between
him and Sir Arthur Hasilrig; and not to send or receive
any Challenge: And, if any Challenge shall be sent, that
presently he acquaint the Speaker of the House of Peers
Ordered, That the Information given in by Mr. Nathanael Stephens, concerning some concealed Plate, Jewels,
and Money, be referred to the Examination of the Committee at Haberdashers-Hall: And that the Moiety of the
Proceed thereof shall be employed for the Service of the
Forces of Gloucester: And that, out of the other Moiety,
Major Owen Oconnaly shall have Two hundred Pounds, to
be deducted out of the Arrears due unto the said Major
Oconnaly, upon the Pension of Two hundred Pounds per
Annum, granted by this House to the said Major Oconnaly,
The humble Petition of Owen Oconnaly, Serjeant-Major
to Sir John Clotworthy, was this Day read. And
It is Ordered, That Major Owen Oconnaly shall have
presently paid unto him Two hundred Pounds, as Part of
the Arrear due unto him upon his Pension of Two hundred Pounds per Annum, out of the Discovery this Day
informed of by Mr. Nathanael Stephens, if it may there
be had; or otherwise, if it cannot be had there, out of the
first Monies that shall come in upon the next Discovery.
BE it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons, in Parliament assembled, That Major Owen Oconnaly shall have
Two hundred Pounds yearly paid him, during his Life,
out of the old Customs, on the Twenty-fourth of June,
and on the Twenty-fourth of December, by equal Portions: And the Acquittance of him, or his Assigns, shall be a sufficient Discharge to such as are, or shall be, appointed for
receiving and issuing the said old Customs: Who are required to take due Care, that the said Pension be Constantly paid from henceforth to the said Owen Oconnaly,
according to the true Intent and Meaning of this Order.
Provided, That this shall not prejudice any former legal
Grant; but shall take place in his due Course.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of Mary late Countess
of Dorsett, and of the Lord Buckhurst, thereunto annexed,
be referred and recommended to the Consideration of the
Committee for the Family of the King's Children.
Ordered, That Mr. Samuel Browne, one of the Members of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country for a Fortnight, for the Recovery of his Health.
Ordered, That Mr. Samuel Browne do make his Report
concerning the Business of Accompts To-morrow Morning:
And that the Instructions in Mr. Scawen's Hands be delivered by him to Mr. Browne; to be inserted by him into
the Ordinance concerning Accompts.
Ordered, That the Petitions of the Merchants and Seamen, concerning free Trade, be both read, and taken into
Consideration, To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That Mr. Holland do make his Report Tomorrow Morning, concerning maimed Soldiers.
Ordered, That One hundred Pounds shall be paid out
of Haberdashers-Hall to Major Peter Baxter, Captain of
Hurst-Castle, upon Account: And that a Hundred Pounds
more shall be paid him out of the next Discovery that shall
be made, upon a Recommendation from Mr. Speaker, of
any Delinquent's Estate.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, That the Business concerning the Governor
of the Isle of Ely be taken into Consideration, To-morrow