Die Martis, 20 Januarii, 1645.
AN Ordinance for granting unto Edward Birkhead
Esquire the Office of one of the Serjeants at Arms,
out of Parliament-time to be specially attendant upon the
King's Majesty's Royal Person; and, in Time of Parliament, upon the Speaker elected, or to be elected, by the
Commons, in Parliament assembled; to hold the same,
and all Fees and Profits thereto belonging, for his Life,
after the Death, Surrender, Forfeiture, or other Determination of the Interest of John Hunt Esquire; was this Day
read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be
sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
ORdered, by the Lords and Commons, assembled in Parliament, That Bridget, the Wife of James Peter
Gowee, shall have a Pardon for Bigamy: And that Oliver
St. John Esquire, his Majesty's Sollicitor-General, do prepare a Bill, containing his Majesty's most gracious Pardon
unto the said Bridget Gowee for the said Offence, whereof
she was convicted at the Sessions holden at the Old Baily:
And that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England
do pass the said Pardon under the said Great Seal, accordingly: For all which, this Ordinance, or the Duplicate
thereof, shall be sufficient Warrant.
Ordered, That the Sum of Three hundred and Fifty
Pounds, ordered to be paid by the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall, for the Charge of the Mortar-piece to be employed against Belvoir-Castle, shall be paid to Mr. Thomas
Rands: And that the Receipt of the said Thomas Rands
shall be a good Discharge to the said Committee for the
Ordered, That the Justices of the Peace, or Gaol-Delivery, in the several Counties, do, from time to time,
certify the Names, and the particular Offences, of such
Persons in the said several Counties upon any Gaol-Delivery, as they shall think fit for Mercy and Pardon, unto
the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England for the
Time being: Who are thereupon to acquaint one or both
Houses of Parliament therewith; to the end that such
Course may be taken therein, as the Parliament shall
Prima & secunda vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the
Abolishing of Popery, and Extirpation of the usurped Jurisdiction of the See of Rome, out of the Realm of Ireland; and, upon the Question, committed unto the Members of this House that are of the Committee for the
Affairs of Ireland; with the Addition of all the Lawyers
of the House: And they are to meet upon it To-morrow at
Two post meridiem, in the Inner Star-Chamber: And the Care
of it is especially recommended unto Mr. Reynolds, Mr.
Thorpe, Sir Thomas Widdrington, Mr. Lane, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Whitelocke, Mr. Grimston, Mr. Sollicitor, and
Secunda vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the better Observation of the Lord's Day; and, upon the Question,
committed unto Sir Robert Harley, Sir Samuel Luke, Mr.
Grimston, Colonel White, Mr. Rous, Sir Henry Heyman,
Sir John Franklyn, Sir Martin Lumley, Mr. Noble, Mr.
Stoughton, Mr. Thorpe, Mr. Tate, Mr. Corbett, Mr.
Holles, Mr. Buller, Sir John Temple, Mr. Robert Goodwyn, Mr. Salwey, Mr. Nicholas, Mr. Wheeler, Sir Gilbert
Gerard, Mr. Prideaux, Sir John Clotworthy, Mr. Baynton,
Sir Tho. Widdrington, Mr. Bacon, Mr. Holland, Mr.
Gott: And all that will come are to have Voices: And
the Care of this is especially committed unto Sir Robert
Harley and Mr. Rous: And they are to meet upon it To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the
Court of Wards and Liveries.
Secunda vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the further Discovery of Popish Recusants, and for the Education of
their Children in the true Protestant Religion, and for the
better Levying of the Penalties against Popish Recusants;
and, upon the Question, committed unto the former Committee: With this Direction, That they take especial Care,
that this Act, or any Clause or Penalties therein, do extend to Papists and Popish Recusants only.
Prima vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Suppression
of divers Innovations in Churches and Chapels in and about
the Worship of God; and for the utter Demolishing of
all Monuments of Idolatry or Superstition in all Churches,
and in all open Places, throughout the Kingdom of England, and Dominion of Wales, and for the better Advancement of the Preaching of God's holy Word in all Parts of
Ordered, That, on Thursday next, the Ordinance for
Continuance of the Excise be read, between the Hours of
Ten and Twelve.
Mr. Lisle reports, from the Committee, the Amendments and Alterations to the Ordinance, sent from the
Lords, for Martial Law within the City of London, and
Lines of Communication: The which Amendments and
Alterations were twice read.
The Question being put, Whether this House would
agree with the Committee in leaving out Colonel Edmund
Harvey, Colonel Matthew Shepheard, and Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Buxton;
It passed with the Negative.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the
Committee in adding Colonel Daniel Sowton, Major Robert Tompson, and Lieutenant-Colonel Taylour.
The Question being put, Whether the House would
agree with the Committee in the Alteration of the Time
of Continuance of this Ordinance from Six Months to
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
Sir Peter Wentworth,||Tellers for the Yea:||64.|
|Sir Arthur Hasilrige,||With the Yea,|
Sir Philip Stapleton,||Tellers for the Noe:||66.|
|Mr. Reynolds,||With the Noe,|
So that the Question passed with the Negative.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the
Committee in adding these Words, "hath plotted, contrived, or endeavoured, since the Sixteenth of December
The rest of the Amendments were, upon the Question,
assented unto: And
It is Resolved, &c. That this House doth concurr with
the Lords in this Ordinance, thus amended.
Resolved, &c. That a Conference be desired with the
Lords upon the Amendments to this Ordinance.
Mr. Lisle, Mr. Holland, Mr. Hill, Mr. Reynolds, are
appointed Managers of this Conference.
A Letter from Sir John Gell, from Darby, of 17 Januarii 1645, was this Day read.
A Letter from Captain Batten Vice-Admiral, from
Torbay, of 17 Januarii 1645, was this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Wm. Brereton be continued in
the Place of Commander in Chief of all the Forces before
Chester, for Forty Days; with like Power, and in the same
Manner, as he was formerly appointed: And that his Service in the House be in the mean time dispensed withal.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, &c. That the Business of the Complaint made
by Mr. Allen against Mr. Longe shall be taken into Consideration this Day Sevennight.
Resolved, &c. That Twenty Barrels of Powder, and
Two Tons of Match, be forthwith provided for the Service of the Forces of the County of Darby, out of the
publick Stores: And that the Committee for Powder,
Match, and Bullet, do take care for the Providing thereof,