House of Commons Journal Volume 4
5 December 1645

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 4: 5 December 1645', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 4: 1644-1646 (1802), pp. 365-367. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=23562 Date accessed: 01 September 2014.


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Die Veneris, Decembris 5 1645.

Prayers.

THE Grand Committee of the whole House sat, to take into Consideration, according to former Order, the taking away the Obstructions that hinder the putting in Execution the Directions for electing Elders; and the Ordinance concerning the keeping from the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper Persons grosly ignorant, or notoriously scandalous.

Mr. Whittacre in the Chair.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Upon Mr. Whittacre's Report from the Grand Committee for the Business for Religion;

It is Resolved, &c. That the Chapel of the Rolls, the Two Sergeants-Inns, and the Four Inns of Court, shall be a Province of themselves.

Resolved, &c. That the Presbytery of the Chapel of the Rolls, the Two Sergeants-Inns, and the Four Inns of Court, shall be divided into Two Classes.

Resolved, &c. That Lincolne's-Inn, Graie's-Inn, Sergeants-Inn in Chancery-lane and the Rolles, shall be one Classis.

That the Two Temples, and Sergeants-Inn in Fleetstreet, shall be the other Classis.

Ordered, That Sir Wm. Armin's Report, from the Committee of both Kingdoms, concerning the Forces before Dennyngton, be taken into Consideration, To-morrow, the next Business after the Business of Ireland.

Ordered, That Sir Wm. Armin's Report, and Mr. Love's Report, concerning Abingdon, be made, To-morrow, next after the Business of Ireland.

A Letter from Colonel Langherne, from Brecknock, of 24 Novembris 1645, was this Day read.

A Letter from Brecon, from the Gentlemen of that County, of 24 Novembris 1645, and a Declaration of the Gentry and Inhabitants of the said County, of 23 Novembris 1645, were this Day read.

Ordered, That the Declaration of the Gentlemen and Inhabitants of the County of Brecon, of 23 Novembris 1645, be forthwith printed.

The humble Address, Submission, and Petition, of the Gentry and Freeholders of the County of Brecon, whose Names were subscribed, was this Day read.

A Letter from Three of the Gentlemen of the County of Radnour was this Day read.

Ordered, That the several Letters from Colonel Langherne, and from the Gentlemen of Radnorshire; the Petition and Declaration of the Gentlemen and Freeholders of the County of Brecon, this Day read; and a former Letter from Colonel Langherne, concerning the Earl of Charbery; be referred to the Committee of Gloucester, and the Gentlemen of this House lately added to the said Committee; to be considered of; and to report their Opinions thereof to the House.

Ordered, That the Committee of Gloucester, and the Gentlemen lately added to this Committee, do prepare a Letter to be signed by Mr. Speaker, and sent from this House to Major-General Langherne, in Answer to the Declaration of the Inhabitants of Brecon; to the end that he may acquaint them with the good Acceptance of this House of the said Declaration.

Resolved, &c. That Sir Richard Bettenson shall be HighSheriff of the County of Surrey: And that the Commissioners of the Great Seal do grant him a Commission accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Resolved, &c. That Mr. Wm. Phillips shall be HighSheriff of the County of Pembroke: And that the Commissioners of the Great Seal do grant him a Commission accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That Sir Thomas Henley Knight shall be High-Sheriff for the County of Sussex: And that the Commissioners of the Great Seal do grant him a Commission accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That James Lewes, of Cardigan-Castle, Esquire, shall be High-Sheriff of the County of Cardigan: And that the Commissioners of the Great Seal do grant him a Commission accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That Mr. Charles Gwin, shall be HighSheriff of the County of Carmarthen: And that the Commissioners of the Great Seal do grant him a Commission accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That Mr. Howell Gwyn, of Glanbrayne, shall be High-Sheriff of the County of Brecon: And that the Commissioners of the Great Seal do grant him a Commission accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired to these several Votes.

Ordered, &c. That a Warrant shall issue forth, under Mr. Speaker's Hand, directed to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, to issue forth a Writ, for the new Election of a Knight for the County of Pembroke, in the room and place of John Wogan Esquire, deceased.

Ordered, &c. That a Warrant shall issue forth, under Mr. Speaker's Hand, directed to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, to issue forth a Writ, for the new Election of a Burgess for the Borough of Ipswich in the County of Suffolk, in the room and place of William Cage Esquire, deceased.

Ordered, &c. That a Warrant shall issue forth, under Mr. Speaker's Hand, directed to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, to issue forth a Writ, for the new Election of of a Burgess for the Town of Cardiff in the County of Glamorgan, in the room and place of William Herbert Armiger, disabled, and since deceased.

Ordered, &c. 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 Town of Brecon in the County of Brecon, in the room and place.. Herbert Price.

The House, being informed, That some of the Committees of those Counties where the Lands lie, out of which the Earl of Essex is appointed to receive Five thousand Pounds per Annum, for his Support, do refuse to yield Obedience to the same, do Order, That the Examination hereof be referred to the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations.

Ordered, That the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies at Haberdashers-Hall, do pay unto Edmund Stephens, the Messenger who hath brought several Letters and Dispatches from Colonel Langherne, to this House, at several times, the Sum of Thirty Pounds for his Pains; which is freely bestowed upon him, as a Recompence for the same.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

A Message from the Lords, by Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath;

The Lords have commanded us to acquaint you, That they have appointed a Committee of Four Lords, whereof one to be of the Quorum, to reside in the Army before Newark; and desire you to name a proportionable Number to join with them. They have commanded us to acquaint you, That they have named another Committee of Four Lords, whereof Two to be of the Quorum, to consider of Instructions for the Committee that is to reside in the Army before Newark; and desire you to name a proportionable Number to join with them; a Letter from the Scotts Commissioners; and a Paper inclosed.-An Ordinance for James Mortimer to be a Serjeant at Arms, in the room of Serjeant Francis: To which they desire your Concurrence:-An Ordinance for the Continuance of Martial Law in the County of Kent: To which they desire your Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords, That a Committee of a proportionable Number of this House, whereof Two to be of the Quorum, shall be named, to join with the Committee of Lords, appointed to reside in the Army before Newark.

Mr. Pierepoint, Sir Wm. Armyn, Sir Arthur Hasilrig, Sir Christ. Wray, Mr. Ellys, Sir Edward Aiscough, Sir Anthony Irby, Mr. Hatcher;

This Committee, or any Two of them, are appointed to meet with a Committee of a proportionable Number of the Lords, to reside in the Army before Newark.

The Question being put, Whether Sir Anthony Irby should stand, being named one of the Committee to go and reside in the Armies before Newark;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Mr. Holles, Tellers for the Yea: 51.
Sir John Curson, With the Yea,
Sir Arth. Hasilrig, Tellers for the Noe: 36.
Sir John Evelyn, With the Noe,

So that the Question passed with the Affirmative.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords, That a Committee of a proportionable Number of this House, whereof Four to be of the Quorum, shall be named, to join with the Committee of Lords appointed to consider of Instructions for the Committee that is to reside in the Army before Newark.

Mr. Holles, Mr. Crew, Mr. Robert Goodwin, Mr. Whitelock, Sir Richard Onsloe, Mr. Sollicitor, Sir John Evelyn, Sir Henry Vane junior;

This Committee, or any Four of them, is appointed to meet with a Committee of a proportionable ...... of the Lords, to prepare Instructions for the Committee that is appointed to reside in the Armies before Newark.

The Ordinance for Continuance of the Ordinance for Martial Law was read; ... upon the Question, assented unto.

Ordered, That Mr. Ashurst do bring in an Ordinance, To-morrow Morning, for Martial Law for Cheshire and Lancashire, in such manner as an Ordinance in that Behalf was lately passed, for the County of Hants.

The Ordinance for making James Mortimer Gentleman Serjeant at Arms, in the place of Matthew Francis Esquire, late one of the Serjeants at Arms in Ordinary, deceased.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Ordinance, with this Alteration; viz. That "James Mortimer Gentleman" be left out of the said Ordinance; and that "James Norffolk Gentleman" be put in his place.

Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message, and do agree with the Lords in Naming of the Two Committees desired; and to the Ordinance for Continuation of an Ordinance for Martial Law for Kent: And, as to the rest, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

WHereas an Ordinance of the Lords and Commons, in Parliament assembled, dated the Seventh of June 1645, constituting Commissioners and a Council of War for the Tryal of Persons therein expressed, for the County of Kent, which said Ordinance doth expire on the Seventh of this present December: Be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons, assembled in Parliament, That the said Ordinance, and every Clause and Proviso therein contained, shall continue for Six Months from and after the said Seventh of December instant, and no longer.