Die Martis, 9 Septembris, 1645.
ORdered, That a Warrant shall issue forth, under Mr.
Speaker's Hand, directed to the Clerk of the Crown
in Chancery, for the new Election of a Burgess for the
Borough of Thuske in the County of Yorke, in the place of
Sir Thomas Ingram, who is disabled, by Judgment of this
House, to sit as a Member of this House, during this
A Letter from the Commissioners of the Parliament of
England, from Barwick, of 3 Septembris 1645, with the
Copy of a Letter of 2 Sept. 1645, sent by the said Commissioners to the Committee of the Estates in Scotland, concerning their Meeting to treat with them, in pursuance
of their Instructions from the Parliament, were this Day
A Letter from the Commissioners of the Parliament of
England, residing with the Scotts Army, of 5 Sept. 1645,
was this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth allow of RabyCastle to be garisoned during the Continuance of these
Troubles; and that a sitting Garison be placed there, for
the Security of those Parts.
Resolved, &c. That Two thousand Musquets, with their
Furniture, be forthwith provided for the Service of the
Four Northern Counties of Northumberland, Cumberland,
Westmerland, and Bishoprick of Durham: And that they
be sent to Hull, for the Service of those Counties: And
that the Committee of the whole Northern Association do
meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, to consider of providing Monies to pay for these Arms; and take care to
provide them, and send them down, accordingly.
Sir Henry Vane reports, from the Committee of both
Kingdoms, a Letter of 4 Septembris 1645, from Derby,
from the Committee there: Which was read.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee of Derby be injoined to obey the Directions and Orders of the Committee of both Kingdoms, in forthwith sending the Horse,
upon the present Service, under Colonel-General Pointz:
And that a Letter be written to the Committee, to take
notice of their Neglect, and to reprove them for it: And
that Sir John Curson and Mr. Ashurst do prepare this
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of
both Kingdoms, to take into Consideration, What Numbers of Horse they will command from Derby, as Matters
Resolved, &c. That Colonel Rosseter be injoined forthwith to send all the Horse he was formerly appointed to
bring to Colonel-General Pointz, excepting Two Troops:
And that Mr. Ellys and Sir Christopher Wray do prepare a
Letter to be sent to Colonel Rosseter to this Purpose: And
that they do acquaint him, That the Four hundred Horse
under Major Gibb, and the Eight hundred Horse of the
Association, are appointed to be sent unto him, to remain
with him, for the Defence of those Parts, during the
Time that the Lincolnshire Horse shall be upon this
Resolved, &c. That a Letter be writ to the Committee
and Commanders of the Warwickshire and Coventrey
Horse, to injoin them to take care, That the Orders of
the Committee of both Kingdoms be obeyed; and that
those Horse that were formerly appointed to join with
Colonel-General Pointz, do forthwith march up to him,
for the present Service: And that Colonel Bosewell do
prepare this Letter.
Mr. Oldsworth brings Answer from the Lords, That
as to the Declaration to be sent to the Inhabitants of
Wales; and the Ordinance for securing Three thousand
Pounds to the Commissioners of Excise for Provision of
Gunpowder; they do agree.
A Letter of Thanks, to be returned to the Earl of
Warwick, in Acknowledgment of the good Service performed by him, upon the late Alarm given to the Association, was this Day read; and, upon the Question,
Sir Henry Mildmaies reports Letters to be sent to the
Committees of several Counties in the Eastern Association; One whereof was read: And the rest being agreeable to it, mutatis mutandis, they were, upon the Question, assented unto.
Ordered, That Colonel Morley and Mr. Cawley be injoined to go into the Country, to take care of the Recruits
for Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army; and for bringing in the
Monies for the Pay of that Army.
Ordered, That Mr. Cawley shall have the Allowance of
Four Pounds per Week for his present Maintenance, as
other the Members.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do give Colonel Morley
and Mr. Cawley Thanks for their Care and Pains in sending up the late Recruits to Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army:
Which was done accordingly.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Army do prepare a Letter to be sent to the several and respective Committees, to require them effectually to prosecute the
raising and bringing in the Levies by the Day appointed,
without any Fail or Delay; and to represent the Necessity of this Service; and to take notice of the Delays
and Neglects that have been in these Services formerly;
and to let them know, That they will take a strict Account of these Neglects for the future; and to take notice
of their pressing vagrant and impotent Persons, of whom
no Account can be taken; and to take care, that this may
be prevented for the future: And, to that end, that they
do certify to the Committee of the Army the Names of
the Persons, and of the Places of their Abode, which they
shall press for this Service.
Ordered, That Mr. Scawen, Mr. Grimston, and Mr.
Maynard, do prepare an Ordinance, whereby the Neglects of the Committees and Deputy-Lieutenants in the
several Counties may be inquired into, and prevented, and
punished, if Occasion be.
Ordered, That this House will, on this Day Sevennight,
take an Account, from the Committee of the Army, of
the Proceedings in the Committees of the several Counties upon these Letters; and what is done upon them;
and what Return is made: And that they do, in the
Letters to the several Committees, acquaint them, That
this House has appointed Tuesday next to take an Account
of this Business; and that they do require and expect,
that they should weekly give an Account to the Committee of the Army of their Proceedings.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Army do prepare
Letters, to be sent to the particular Members of this House,
that are below in the several Counties, respectively, to
prosecute the speedy and timely bringing in the Monies
and Recruits for Sir Thomas Fairefaxe's Army: And that
they do weekly give an Account of their Proceedings.
Ordered, That, on Tuesday next, the Committee of the
Army do represent unto this House such Impediments as
they conceive to obstruct the Bringing in of the Monies
upon the several Ordinances for Sir Thomas Fairfax'
Ordered, That the Committee of the Army do make
Provision of Four thousand Pair of Shoes, and Four thousand Pair of Stockings, to be sent to Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Army do write
a Letter to Sir Thomas Fairfax, to desire him, That if
he find it advantageous for the Service, that he will make
use of the Power given him to recruit his Army in those
Parts; howsoever, to let him know the Care of this
House, in sending him Recruits from hence.
Ordered, That the Lord Fairfax, Mr. Nicoll, Mr.
Scawen, Mr. Prideaux, and Sir Thomas Widdrington, do
go to the Commissioners of Excise; and do, in the Name
of this House, press and desire them to advance and lend
the Sum of Thirty thousand Pounds, to be Part of the
Fifty thousand Pounds charged upon the Excise for Sir
Thomas Fairfaxe's Army; videlicet; Ten thousand Pounds
presently, Ten thousand Pounds more at one Month's
End, and the other Ten thousand Pounds by the Middle
Ordered, That the Committee of the Army shall have
Power to give Warrants to the Treasurers for Sir Thomas
Fairfaxe's Army to pay Interest for any Monies that they
shall have Occasion to borrow; for the Time the same shall
be forborn, for Advancement of the Service of the Commonwealth.
An intercepted Letter from Sir John Byron, from Chester, of Augusti 23 1645, to the Prince of Wales; relating,
That, by as much as he understands from the Earl of Ormond, the Peace there is concluded, was this Day read.
And likewise an intercepted Letter from Sir Richard
Lloyd, to Colonel Trevour, relating the same Matters, and
something more, concerning the Peace to be concluded in
Ireland, and Irish Forces to be transported hither.
The House being informed, That Mr. Peters, who was
lately come from Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army, was at the
He was called in; and acquainted the House with the
Condition of that Army, and of the Clubmens coming,
in to join with them; and that it was the earnest Request
of Sir Thomas Fairfax, that his Army might be fully recruited, according to the first Establishment.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the
Excise, to consider with the Commissioners of Excise, how
the Excise may be the best improved, with the least Prejudice to the Subject: And that they do inform themselves, and take Cognisance, of the Abuses practised by the
Under-Officers of the Commissioners of Excise.
Ordered, That Thursday next be set apart only for
taking into Consideration the Settlement of the Northern
Army, and for Providing of Monies for the publick Affairs of the Kingdom.
An Ordinance for securing and repaying the Commissioners
of Excise Three thousand Pounds advanced by them, being
Part of the Five thousand Pounds charged upon the Receipts of the Excise in the Service of the County of Hants,
was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and
ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
An Ordinance for charging, upon the Receipts of the
Excise, Fifty-six Pounds per Month, for the Maintenance
of the two Blockhouses set up in the North and South
Side of the River of Thames, and a Pinance below
Bridge, was this Day read; and, upon the Question,
passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their
Mr. Green reports the Amendments to the Ordinance
for making the first Buyer liable: The which were read;
and, upon the Question, assented unto: And the Ordinance, with the Amendments, passed, upon the Question;
and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Ordered, That Colonel Jephson be authorized, as he
passed to the Place of embarking his Regiment of Horse
for Mounster, and doing Service in this Kingdom, as they
shall be commanded while they are here, to receive Quarter in all Places for his Men and Horse; they either paying
for the same at reasonable Rates, or leaving Tickets for
Allowance to be made out of the Monies arising by the
Assessment for Ireland, for the last Six Months; not staying more than Two Days in any one Place; nor paying
more than Twelve-pence for every Twenty-four Hours,
for one Horse and one Man.
Die Mercurii, Septembris 10, 1645.
According to former Order, the Grand Committee for
Religion did sit and meet, to take into farther
Consideration the Business of keeping scandalous and notorious Sinners from the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper.
Mr. Whittacre in the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Ordered, That the Remainder of the Five hundred
Pounds, appointed to be paid by the Committee of the
Revenue to William Strode Esquire, late a Member of this
House, be now forthwith paid by the said Committee to
Ordered, That Mr. Hill, Mr. Bond, Mr. Prideaux, Sir
John Bampfield, and Sir John Yonge, do take care of interring the Body of William Strode Esquire, late a Member of
this House, in Westminster-Abbey, without Charge, near the
Place where Mr. Pym was buried, and in such a Manner
as may be sitting for a Person of his Quality and Deserts
It is further Ordered, That Mr. Speaker, and-the Members of this House, do attend his Corps at the Burial: And
that Mr. Hicks, the Minister, be desired to preach.
THE humble Petition of Christian Elderis, Servant
to John Muller, Merchant-Stranger, from Hamborough, was this Day read: And
It is thereupon Ordered, That the Remainder of the
Monies due to John Muller, Merchant-Stranger, from
Hamborough, for Arms delivered and furnished by him for
the Service of the Parliament, shall be paid to Christian
Elderis, his Servant, out of the new Excise to be set upon
several Commodities, after the poor Tradesmen, and other
Debts charged thereupon, shall be first satisfied.
Ordered, That Sir Humphry Tufton Knight and Baronet, shall have Leave to go into the Country; and be
absent from his Service here for a Fortnight, from Monday
Ordered, That Mr. Bedingfeild shall have Leave to go
into the Country; and be absent from his Service here for
a Fortnight, from Monday next.
The humble Petition of John Trefusis, in the County of
Cornwall, Esquire, was this Day read. And
It is thereupon Ordered, That the Four Pounds per
Week, formerly appointed to be paid out of HaberdashersHall to the Lady Drake, shall be increased to Six Pounds
per Week: And that the said Six Pounds per Week shall
be paid by the Committee of Lords and Commons for
Advance of Monies, at Haberdashers-Hall, to the said John
Trefusis, for the present Maintenance of himself, and his
Lady, and of both their Children and Families.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired.
The humble Petition of Thomasin, Tabatha, and Hannah
Turpin, the Daughters of Captain Turpin, deceased, was
this Day read: Whereupon
It is Resolved, That Thomasin, Tabatha, and Hannah
Turpin, the Three Daughters of Captain Robert Turpin,
out of the first Monies that shall be raised upon the Sale of
the Estates of Sir John Bancks Knight, late Lord ChiefJustice of the Common-Pleas, of Justice Heath, and Justice
Foster, shall have and receive the Sum of Five hundred
Pounds apiece: And that, in the mean time, for their present Subsistence, they shall receive the Sum of One hundred
Pounds per Annum, out of the Profits of such of their Estates
as lie within the Parliament's Quarters; the said Hundred
Pounds per Annum, to be paid quarterly, by equal Portions;
and the first Payment thereof to begin at Michaelmas last
The humble Petition of Adam Meredith, on the Behalf
of his Sister Mrs. Eleanor Crawford, was this Day read:
It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of
Accompts, to examine and state the Accompts of MajorGeneral Crawford, what is due to him for Arrears of Pay
for his Service, either in Ireland or England. And
It is further Ordered, That the Petitions concerning the
said Major-General Crawford, in the Hands of Mr. Scawen,
from the Counties, concerning Free-Quarter, or other
Things, taken by him or his Soldiers, be referred to the
Ordered, That the Committee of Accompts do name
some other fitting and able Persons, to be added to the
said Committee of Accompts.
The humble Petition of Philip Francis, late Mayor of
Plymouth, was this Day read. And
It is thereupon Ordered, That Philip Francis, late Mayor
of Plymouth, shall receive Satisfaction for the Monies disbursed by him at Plymouth, being One hundred and Seventy-three Pounds and Eight Shillings, out of the One per
Cent. granted for the Support of Plymouth, Poole, and
Lyme, by Ordinance of Parliament.
The humble Petition of George Blakiston Gentleman was
this Day read: And
It is thereupon Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee at Newcastle, to examine the Truth of it; and to
state the Matter of Fact; and certify this House how, and
. . what manner, the Petitioner may receive Satisfaction,
according to the Desires of his Petition.
The humble Petition of Humphry Edwards Esquire was
this Day read. And
It is thereupon Ordered, That the said Humphry Edwards
be admitted to the present Possession of the Lands of
Thomas Edwards, his Brother, in the County of Salop; and
do account to the Parliament for the Profits thereof. And
Be it further Ordered, That the said Humphry Edwards
shall have the One Moiety of the personal Estate of his
said Brother, for his own Use, without Account, which
shall be by his Industry discovered.
Mr. Prideaux reports the Amendments to the Ordinance
for settling certain Lands upon Trustees named in the said
Ordinance, for Payment of Mr. Pym's Debts, and other
Uses therein mentioned: Which were twice read; and,
upon the Question, assented unto: And the Ordinance,
with the Amendments, upon the Question, passed; and
ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence, by
Ordered, That the Trustees, in the Ordinance for Mr.
Pym, shall receive the Rents to be due out of the Lands
of Thomas Morgan and John Preston, at Michaelmas next.
Ordered, That the House do meet every Wednesday in
the Afternoon, to hear the Reports from the Committee
of Petitions, concerning private Business.
Ordered, That Sir Edward Boyes do make his Report,
concerning Dover-Castle, To-morrow Morning, the first
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Waller do make his Report,
concerning the Island of Jersey, To-morrow Morning.
The humble Petition of Thomas Prince, of London,
Cheesemonger, was this Day read. And
It is thereupon Ordered, That Thomas Prince, of London,
Cheesemonger, shall have Leave to ship out of the Port
of London Seven hundred and Fifty Barrels of decayed
Butter, by Bill of Store; and to transport the same into
any the Parts beyond the Seas; he making it appear by
Certificate from the Officers of the Custom-house, that the
said Butter, so to be transported, is really decayed.
The humble Petition of Sir Henry Compton, Knight of
the Bath, was this Day read: And
It is thereupon Ordered, That Sir Henry Compton, with
his Lady, and such necessary Servants to attend them, as
Mr. Speaker shall allow of, with their necessary Accommodations, shall, for Recovery of his Health, have Leave
to go unto the Spawe into France; and to ship themselves
in any the Ports under the Power of the Parliament, on
board any Ship or Vessel thither; provided he give sufficient Security to return into England, and render himself
to the Parliament, within Three Months.
The humble Petition of Thomas Bishop of Duresme
was this Day read. And
It is thereupon Ordered, That the Bishop of Duresme,
now Prisoner to the Parliament, in the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, shall be bailed and
discharged of his Restraint and Imprisonment, upon his
own personal Security.
The humble Petition of Mr. John Dawes was this Day
It is thereupon Ordered, That, for the better Accommodating and Settling of the Business between Sir Thomas
Dawes, Mr. John Dawes, and the advancing Creditors,
and other their Creditors, Mr. John Dawes and Mr. Hugh
Hubbert be injoined to attend the Committee to whom
that Business was referred, de die in diem, for the Space of
Two Months: And that they have the Privilege of this
House, to free them from Arrests during the said Two
Ordered, &c. That Mr. Owner shall have Leave to go
into the Country for a Month: And that his Attendance in
the House be dispensed with, in the mean time.
The humble Petition of Thomas Church was this Day
read; and nothing done upon it.
The humble Petition of Robert Blease, Clerk, Wm. Aked,
and Samuel Holmes, on Behalf of Themselves, and the rest
of the Inhabitants of the Town and Parish of Bradford in
the County of York, was this Day read. And
It is thereupon Ordered, That it be re-committed: And
that the Committee do consider of an Expedient for the
Relief of this Town: And the Lord Fairfax, and Sir
Thomas Widdrington, are desired to attend this Committee.
The humble Petition of Sir Gregory Norton Baronet
was this Day read. And
It is thereupon Ordered, That Sir Gregory Norton Baronet shall have One thousand Pounds out of such Papists
and Delinquents Estates, not yet discovered, as he shall
discover; and that he shall hold and enjoy the sequestred
House of Sir Roger Palmer, in Westminster: And that the
Committee for Sequestrations in Westminster do pay to the
Landlord thereof the yearly Rent of Twenty-five Pounds,
reserved to be paid for the same.
Upon Mr. Millington's Report from the Committee of
It is Ordered, That the Vicarage of the Town of Bradford in the County of York being not worth above Fifty
Pounds per Annum, that the yearly Rent of One hundred
and Twenty Pounds per Annum, issuing out of certain
Lands in Oatley, belonging to the Dean and Chapter of
York, shall be now paid as an Increase of Maintenance to
Mr. Robert Blees, Vicar there; and for Maintaining of
another godly Divine, to be his Assistant; who are to
preach, and keep a weekly Lecture, in the said Town: And
this Payment of One hundred and Twenty . . . . per
Annum, out of the Lands of the said Dean and Chapter, to
be continued during the Pleasure of the Parliament.
The humble Petition of Sir Charles Egerton Knight
was this Day read. And
It is thereupon Ordered, That it be re-committed: And
that the Members of this House that serve for Yorkshire, do
attend the Committee; and with them consider of some
present Expedient for the Petitioner's Relief.
Ordered, That the House do meet on Tuesday next, in
the Afternoon, to take into Consideration publick Ordinances: And that the Ordinance for the Church or Parish
of Convent-Garden be then taken into Consideration, the
The humble Petition of the distressed Poor of the Hospital of East-Greenstead in the County of Sussex was this
Day read. And
It is thereupon Ordered, That it be referred to the
Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations, to
take a speedy Course for the Relief of the Petitioners.
Ordered, That the Committee of Examinations do meet
To-morrow in the Afternoon; and do in the first Place
take into Consideration the Business concerning scandalous
Reports published of the Speaker of this House; and do
prepare the same to be reported, the first Business, on Saturday Morning.
Ordered, That the Money remaining in Arrear, in the
Hands of the Registers in Chancery, be paid to such Persons as the Committee of the West shall appoint, to be
distributed to such Aldermen and others, Citizens of Exeter,
in such manner as the said Committee shall think fit: And
the said Registers are hereby required to pay the same