Die Martis, Junii 3, 1645.
SIR Thomas Widdrington reports, from the Committee
to whom was referred the Consideration of the Petition of Thomas Lenthall, Francis Lenthall, John Marston,
and other Merchants, Owners of the Ship called The Hopewell, the State of the Matter of Fact in that Petition: The
which was, concerning the Ship Hopewell, freighted with
Tobacco and other Goods, in October 1638; and, being
in her Voyage, outward-bound, upon Margarett-Road in
the Downs, Information was given from one Geeres, being
then in another Ship upon the Downs, by a Letter from
Geere unto one Fletcher, That this Ship was bound for
Barbary; and Fletcher gave Sir Wm. Russell Notice
thereof: And thereupon a Warrant was procured from
Secretary Coke, directed to Sir John Pennington, to stay
this Ship; and the Ship was stayed accordingly upon
Margarett-Road; which is proved to be altum mare.
The Ground of this Stay was upon a Patent, dated the
Eighteenth of May, in the Fourteenth Year of the King;
which the Committee conceives to be a Patent of Monopoly.
Upon the whole Matter, the House doth agree with
the Committee; and doth Order, That the Judges Delegates do proceed in this Cause, with Effect, to Sentence,
without further Stop at the Common Law.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth declare, That the
Place of Provost of the College of Eaton is no Place or
Office within the Intention or Words of the Ordinance
that discharges the Members of either House to hold any
Office or Command, Military or Civil, bestowed or conferred by Parliament.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Mr. Nicoll carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence,
the Vote for Sir John Northcott and Mr. Bond to be of
the Committee for Plimouth, Lyme, and Poole: The
Vote for Mr. Nurse, now Mayor of Gloucester, Alderman
Singleton, and Colonel Blunt, to have the Command of
the Garison of Gloucester, and of the Forces and Garisons
there: A Declaration, That the Provost of Eaton College
is not a Place within the Ordinance to discharge the Members from Commands Military and Civil.
Orderrd, That Sir Thomas Widdrington do report the
Ordinance concerning the Auditor and Comptroller of the
Excise this Day Sevennight.
Ordered, That Mr. Rous do, on Friday Morning next,
make Report concerning the Family of the King's Children.
Mr. Rigby reports, from the Committee appointed to
consider of the Necessities of the Members, a List of the
Names of several Members, as that Committee thought
fit to be presented to the House to have a weekly Allowance of Four Pounds, according to the Order of 14
The Names were read: And
It is thereupon Ordered, That Mr. Bulstrod Whitlock,
Mr. Thomas Fountaine, Mr. Edmund Dunch, Mr. Arundell,
Mr. Godolphin, Mr. Harris, Mr. Francis Buller, Mr.
Erysey, Sir John Hippesley, Mr. Hallowes, Mr. Walter
Young, Sir John Young, Mr. Whaddon, Sir Samuel Roll,
Mr. Charles Pym, Sir John Northcot, Sir Edmund Fowell,
Mr. Wm. Whittacre, Mr. Rose, Mr. Gyles Green, Mr. John
Browne, Sir Walter Erle, Mr. Thomas Erle, Sir John Clotworthy, Mr. Edward Stephens, Mr. Thomas Pury Alderman, Mr. Nathanael Stephens, Mr. Broxholme, Mr. Wm.
Ashurst, Mr. John Moore, Mr. Alexander Rigby, Mr.
Henry Herbert, Sir John Dryden, Mr. Richard Knightley,
Mr. Gilbert Millington, Mr. Robert Scawen, Mr. John Blakiston, Sir Thomas Widdrington, Mr. John Goodwyn, Mr.
Michael Noble, Sir John Corbet, Mr. Richard Whitehead,
Mr. Wm. Jephson, Sir Tho. Jervois, Mr. Rich. Jervoies,
Sir William Lewes, Mr. John Lisle, Mr. Henry Campian,
Mr. Edw. Dowes, Mr. Button, Mr. George Serle, Mr.
Thomas Hodges, Mr. Wm. Purefoy, Mr. Godfrey Bosevile,
Sir Edward Hungerford, Mr. Wm. Wheeler, Mr. Anthony
Nicoll, Mr. Thomas Moore, Mr. John Ashe, Tho. Lord
Viscount Wenman, Mr. Humphry Sallwey, Mr. John
Wilde Serjeant at Law, Sir Martin Lister, Sir Phil. Stapilton, Sir Wm. Allenson, Mr. John Allured, Mr. Simon
Theloall, Mr. Benjamin Weston, and every of them, shall
have the weekly Allowance of Four Pounds per Week,
for their present Maintenance, according to the Directions
and Limitations in the said Order of 14 Maii 1645.
Ordered, That the Ordinance concerning Mr. Pyme's
Estate be taken into Consideration on Thursday next.
Ordered, That Four Pounds per Week shall be allowed,
by the Committee of the Revenue, to the eldest Son of
Mr. Pyme, and Mrs. Catharine Pyme, his younger Daughter unmarried, until the Ordinance concerning Mr. Pyme's
Estate be taken into Consideration, and Money can be
thereupon raised for their Support, or until the House
take further Order.
Ordered, That the Report formerly made by Mr.
Scawen, concerning Accompts of the Scotts and English
Officers laid aside, be taken into Consideration on Friday
Morning next, peremptorily.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Revenue, to consider of making Allowance unto Sir Robert Pye, in Consideration of the Perquisites of his Office,
now disposed of by the Committee of the Revenue, for
the Benefit of the Publick.
It is further Ordered, That it be referred to this Committee, to consider, What Allowance is fit to be made to
the Two Tellers of the Exchequer that have remained
here, and shewed their Affections to the Parliament, in
Recompence of their Places; the which Places are now
disposed of by the Committee of the Revenue.
Ordered, That the Committee formerly appointed to go
to the Commissioners of Excise, upon the Loan of Twenty
thousand Pounds upon the Credit of the Excise, do go
this Afternoon to treat with the Commissioners of Excise,
and others, upon the Loan of the said Twenty thousand
Pounds: And that the said Twenty thousand Pounds, and
whatsoever thereof shall be advanced, shall be employed
for the Pay of such Forces, and of such Provisions, as
shall be employed for the Blocking-up of Oxon.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Gentlemen of this
House, that are of the Isle of Wight, to consider how
Three hundred Men may be levied there, and armed and
An Ordinance for securing and reimbursing the Commissioners of Excise One thousand Pounds, advanced by
them, for the Service of the Garison of Ely, was this Day
read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be
sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Ordered, That the Regiments of Sir Michael Livesay
and Colonel Rosseter be referred to the Committee for the
Army where Mr. Scawen has the Chair; to recruit
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of both
Kingdoms, this Afternoon, to discharge the Two Trumpeters that were sent hither upon Messages; and to take
some Course for discharging the Expences of their Diet.
Ordered, That, on Saturday Morning next, peremptorily, Mr. Lisle do make Report of the Business concerning
the Collieries in the Bishoprick of Duresme.
Ordered, That the Committee of both Kingdoms do,
this Afternoon, write a Letter to Sir Thomas Fairfax, to
desire him forthwith to send a Trumpeter, to know what
Prisoners there are at Leicester, and of what Quality; what
Persons lie wounded; and to think of Exchanges.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Army hath Power
to adjourn when they please, and to what Place they will;
and to sit when they will, at such times as the House
Ordered, That the Ordinance for Sale of Delinquents
Estates, and the Ordinance for bringing in the Sequestrations, be read To-morrow Morning: And that the rest of
the Day be spent in taking the Business concerning Monies into Consideration: And that no other Business do
And it is further Ordered, That Mr. Baynton do then
also report the Ordinance concerning the taking the Accompts of the Kingdom: And that this Ordinance shall be
the first reported; the Ordinance for Sale of Delinquents
Estates the next; and then the Ordinance concerning the
Sequestrations, and an Ordinance for Nine thousand
Pounds in Serjeant Wild's Hands.
Ordered, That Mr. Nicholas do report the Impeachment against the Earl of Stamford, and others, on Friday
Ordered, That the Two thousand Pounds, formerly
agreed on for Lieutenant-General Cromwell, be forthwith
sent down to him to the Isle of Eley.
Ordered, That Thirty Barrels of Powder, and Match
and Bullet proportionable, be furnished out of the publick
Stores, and sent to the Isle of Ely to Lieutenant-General
Ordered, That the Committee, formerly appointed to
consider of the Petition of Hertfordshire, do meet this
Afternoon at the Place usually appointed.
Ordered, That Sir John Henderson, now Prisoner in
the Tower, be forthwith discharged from his Imprisonment: And that immediately he do thereupon quit this
Kingdom, and go beyond Seas, and return no more into
England: And that the Committee of both Kingdoms do
write to the King of Denmark, to give him Satisfaction,
Why the said Sir John Henderson hath been detained here.
Ordered, That the Report concerning Colonel Butler,
now Prisoner in the Tower, be made on Saturday Morning
next: And that it be taken into Consideration, What Allowance shall be fit to be made to him for his Maintenance during his Imprisonment: And that Mr. Speaker
do put the House in mind thereof.
A Message from the Lords, by Doctor Aylett and
The Lords have commanded us to bring you this Petition of Lieutenant-General Middleton's: It was commended to their Lordships from the Committee of both
Kingdoms; and the Lords do recommend it to this
The Petition was read: And
It is thereupon Ordered, That Lieutenant-General Middleton shall have Two hundred Pounds paid him, upon
Account, in Part of his Arrears: And that he have a
free Pass to repair to his Charge in the Scotts Army.