Die Mercurii, 7 Januarii, 1645.
MR. Tate reports the Amendments to the Ordinance
for making Convent-Garden a Parish, returned to
the same Ordinance by the Lords, and delivered at a
Conference with the Lords on Monday last: The which
were read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.
Ordered, That Mr. Exton have Leave to go into the
Ordered, That Sir Walter Erle do bring in an Ordinance
Mr. Rous reports the Amendments to the Ordinance
for regulating the University of Cambridge: The which
were twice read; and, upon the Question, re-committed.
Mr. Lisle brings Answer, That, to all the Messages carried by him to the Lords on Monday last, they will send
Answer by Messengers of their own.
The House being informed, That Lieutenant Barrowe,
who, personating a Constable, with Six Soldiers accompanying him, surprised the Bridge and Guard at the
Taking of Hereford, was at the Door;
He was called in; and related to the House the particular Passages concerning the Taking thereof.
Ordered, That over and above the Proportion of Monies to be paid to Lieutenant Antony Berrowe, by the
Committee of both Kingdoms, for his good Service at
Hereford, he shall have the Sum of One hundred Pounds
bestowed upon him as a Gift from this House: And that
the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of
Monies, sitting at Haberdashers-Hall, do pay the said One
hundred Pounds to him, or his Assigns, accordingly.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, That a Rent-charge, in Fee, of Fifty Pounds
per Annum, shall be charged upon the Estate of Sir Henry
Lingen; and shall be paid, out of the said Estate, unto Lieutenant Antony Berrowe, and his Heirs for ever: And that
Mr. Pury do bring in an Ordinance for the granting and
securing the same to him, and his Heirs, accordingly.
Ordered, That Mr. David Jenkins be forthwith sent up
as a Prisoner: And that he be proceeded against, in the
King's-Bench for High-Treason this next Term.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker shall have Power to write
Letters, and send for such Persons as shall be thought necessary for Witnesses upon the Tryal of Mr. David Jenkins: And the Care hereof is referred to Mr. Theloall,
Mr. Recorder, and Mr. Oldsworth.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee formerly
appointed to consider of the Tryal of the Lord Macquire
(all the Lawyers of the House being added to that Committee), to confer with the Judges, if Occasion require,
and prepare an Indictment against Mr. David Jenkins, for
the Tryal of him this next Term in the King's-Bench:
And the Care of this Business is referred to Mr. Corbett.
Lieutenant Berrowe was again called in: And Mr.
Speaker, by Command of the House, told him, That the
House had formerly heard of the Manner of the Taking in
of Hereford: They had now again heard it, by a Relation
from himself: That the Action commends itself, and will
remain an Honour to him to Posterity: That the House
had, as a Mark of their Favour, bestowed upon him One
hundred Pounds in Monies, and Fifty Pounds per Annum,
for ever, out of the Estate of Sir Henry Lingen, being the
Person out of whose Estate himself had desired the said
Fifty Pounds per Annum to be paid.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Tomkins be forthwith committed Prisoner to the Compter in Southwarke, for deserting the Parliament, and his Trust here, and adhering to
the Enemies thereof; there to continue a Prisoner during
the Pleasure of this House.
Mr. Tomkins was brought to the Bar: And, kneeling
there, Mr. Speaker, by Command of the House, acquainted him with the Heinousness of his Offence, and
with the Sentence of this House for his Commitment.
Sir Henry Mildmay informed the House, That the
Committee for Whitehall had discovered some Particulars,
of such Consequence, that he could not but acquaint the
House with it, though they were in the Middle of the
Reading of an Ordinance: That some Examinations had been
taken by that Committee: And he further desired, That
some other Persons might be nominated to join with them
to perfect the said Examinations.
Ordered, That the Members of this House that are of
the Committee of both Kingdoms, and Mr. Miles Corbett, and Mr. Gourdon, do immediately withdraw, and
join with Sir Henry Mildmay, and the others of the Committee for Whitehall, to examine the Particulars discovered
by that Committee.
Ordered, That it be recommended to the Committee of
both Kingdoms, to take special Care, that in Disposal of the
Horse, sent from the Army to the midland Parts of the
Kingdom, they may be in a Readiness to be employed for
the Safety of the Parliament, and the City.
An Ordinance for the enabling the Committee of the
Militia to search for Papists, Delinquents, Arms, and Ammunition, and to impose and raise Horse, was this Day read
the Second time.
A Clause to be added to the said Ordinance, was likewise read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be added to the
And the Ordinance, with the Addition, passed, upon the
Question; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their
Mr. Recorder is appointed to carry it to the Lords.
Mr. Rous, Mr. Holland, Mr. Marten, Mr. Winwood,
Mr. Ven, Mr. Allen, Mr. Scawen, Alderman Atkins, Sir
John Trevour, Sir John Francklyn, Mr. Pury, Major Sallwey;
This Committee, or any Four of them, is appointed to
consider of, and prepare, an Establishment for the Maintenance of the Garison of Windsore; and to consider, How
Means may be raised for the said Garison; and to report
it to the House: And they are to meet this Afternoon at
Two of Clock, in the Queen's Court; and so from time to
time, as they shall think fit.
Sir Henry Mildmay reported the Informations, taken by
the Committee, of some Intelligence from Oxon: The
which was read: And
Sir Henry Mildmay is appointed to go to the Lords; to
acquaint them with this Information; and upon Consideration thereof, to desire the Lords to expedite the Ordinance
for Martial Law in London, &c.; and to press some Arguments and Reasons for the Expediting thereof.
He carried to the Lords the Ordinance for Payment of
the Arrears in the Collectors Hands of the County of Lincolne, to the Committee at Lincoln, towards the Maintenance of their Forces.
Mr. Nicoll is appointed to go to the Lords, and to represent to them the Necessity of passing the Ordinances for
Impresting of Soldiers; for punishing imprested Soldiers
that run from their Colours; and the Ordinance for Continuance of the Treasurers at War: And to desire the
Lords to expedite them.
Sir Henry Mildmay brings Answer, That the Lords do
agree to the Ordinance for Monies remaining in the Collectors Hands of Lincolnshire, to be employed for the Forces
of that County: And that they will take the Ordinances
that concern the publick Safety, into speedy Consideration; and will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordered, That Sir Henry Mildmay do go to the Committee of the Militia this Afternoon; and acquaint them
with the Information from Oxford, carried by him this Day
to the Lords: And that he do thereupon desire them to
strengthen their Guards.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Tower, with the Addition of Mr. Marten, Mr. Salwey,
Sir Christ. Yelverton, Sir Arthur Hesilrig, Sir Henry Hayman, Mr. Oxenden, Sir John Evelyn, Mr. Snelling, Mr.
Allen, Mr. Knightley, Alderman Atkyn, Mr. Westrow,
Lord Grey, and Colonel Thompson, to consider, How the
Tower may be cleared of all the Prisoners there; and,
how and where else they may be secured: And that, in
the mean time, till this can be done, strict Course be taken,
that they may neither receive nor give Intelligence; and
that they may be confined to their own Chambers: And
that they do likewise consider of the Prisoners in other Prisons; and take some Course, How the Concourse to Prisoners, and the Intelligence between the Enemy and them,
may be prevented.
Mr. Nicoll brings Answer from the Lords, That they
will take the several Ordinances concerning the Army into
speedy Consideration; and send Answer by Messengers of
Mr. Samuel Browne reported, from the Committee, the
Lords Amendments to the Rules and Directions concerning such as render themselves to the Parliament: The
which were read: And
It is Ordered, That this House doth assent to them all,
except Two; viz. That concerning the Peers Wearing of
Arms; and the Clause concerning the Warrants to be
under either of the Speakers Hands: And
It is thereupon Ordered, That a Conference be desired
with the Lords, upon these Two Particulars: And that
Reasons be offered at this Conference, Why this House
cannot assent to these Two Amendments.
Mr. Samuel Browne is appointed a Manager; and Sir
Robert Harley is appointed to desire this Conference.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Members of both
Houses that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, to
treat and confer with the Scotts Commissioners, upon such
Parts of the Letter to be sent to his Majesty, as are not yet
assented unto by them; and to offer them Reasons to persuade their Assent to the Letter, as now it is: And that if
they shall assent unto it, as it is passed both Houses, that
then they do send it away with all Speed; otherwise to report the Business, To-morrow Morning, to the House.
Sir Henry Vane junior, Mr. Sollicitor, Sir Arthur Hesilrig, Mr. Nath. Fienis, Sir John Evelyn, Mr. Robert
Goodwin, Sir Henry Heyman, Sir Richard Onsloe, Mr. Lisle,
This Committee, or any Four of them, are appointed
to consider of the Paper from the Scotts Commissioners,
of the Sixth of January, concerning the Vote of this House
touching the Number of their Horse and Dragoons: And
that they do state the Matter of Fact, upon the Treaty concerning the Horse and Dragoons desired to be brought in
by the Scotts, for the Assistance of this Kingdom; and
concerning the Horse that came in under the Command of
the Earl of Calender; and to prepare an Answer to the said
Paper; and to prepare Reasons to be given unto them,
Why, as the Affairs of this Kingdom now stand, a greater
Number than That mentioned in the Treaty, cannot, with
any Conveniency, be admitted: And are to meet this Afternoon at Three of Clock, in the Court of Wards.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leech and
The Lords do desire a Conference, upon the Matter of a
late Conference, concerning the Earl of Stamford, to be by
a Committee of both Houses, in the Painted Chamber, To-morrow at Ten of Clock, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree to the Conference with the Lords, as is desired.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That the
House has considered their Lordships Message; and doth
agree to the Conference, as is desired.
IT is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, in
Parliament, That the Committee of Lords and Commons
for Advance of Monies, at Haberdashers-Hall, do forthwith
pay unto the Committee of the Army, the Committee
of the County of Southampton, and to the Committee of
the West, or to such Persons as they shall appoint, respectively, the Sum of Five thousand Pounds; being Part of
the Fine and Composition lately made by the Earl of Devon;
viz. To the Committee of the Army Two thousand Five
hundred Pounds; to the Committee of the West One thousand Two hundred and Fifty Pounds; to the Committee
of Southampton One thousand Two hundred and Fifty
Pounds: And, for the Payment thereof, the Receipt of such
Person as shall be appointed by the said Committees, respectively, for receiving the same, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the Committee at Haberdashers-Hall.
Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning, the Business between Mr. Long and Mr. Allen be taken into Consideration, the first Business.