Die Lunæ, 26 Januarii, 1645.
AN Ordinance giving Liberty to Edward Clerke
Esquire, Sheriff of the County of Oxon, to reside in
Redding, in regard the County of Oxon is almost wholly
under the Power of the Enemy, was this Day read; and,
upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto
the Lords for their Concurrence.
An Ordinance for taking and examining the Accompts
of the Officers of the Northern Army, late under the Command of the Lord Fairfax, and for charging the Receipts
of the Excise with a Fifth-Part of their Arrears, and for
giving the Publick Faith for the rest, was this Day read the
First time; and nothing done upon it: But the Ordinance
was delivered back again.
Sir Charles Egerton presented to the House a List of the
Names of divers Persons who have great Estates within the
Liberties or Parishes of Rippon, and Kirkby-Malzerd; and
have raised Forces there against the Parliament: Which was
It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Northern Committee where Sir Thomas Widdrington hath the Chair:
Who are to consider of the several Persons therein named,
and how it may consist with the Safety of the County, to
have the said Persons remain at their own Houses; and to
report the State of their several Cases, together with their
Opinions upon the whole Business, to the House.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of plundered Ministers, to take care for the Placing of pious and
learned Ministers in the Parishes of Rippon and Kirkby-Malzerd in the County of Yorke.
Ordered, That Sir Charles Egerton shall have the Sum
of Five hundred Pounds, formerly appointed to him by
Order of this House, out of the Estates, Fines, or Compositions, of any of the Persons set down in the Paper presented by him this Day to the House, which he himself
The humble Petition of many Thousands of the wellaffected Persons of the County of Yorke was this Day
It is thereupon Ordered, That it be referred to the Northern Committee, where Sir Thomas Widdrington hath the
It is further Ordered, That it be likewise referred to the
said Committee, upon the Renewing of the Ordinance for
the Northern Association, to consider, Who hath acted any
thing against the Parliament, either willingly or unwillingly, or have stood as Neuters: and to leave them out of
the said Ordinance; and to present the Names of other
fitting and faithful Persons to be inserted in their Places.
Ordered, That the Northern Committee do prepare the
Business referred to them, concerning Sir Edward Rhodes;
and report the same to the House, with all convenient
Mr. Thorpe carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence,
The Votes for Charles Vane Esquire to be a Deputy-Lieutenant of the County of Duresme; and to be one of the
Committees there: The Votes for Robert Clavering Esquire
to be Sheriff of the County of Northumberland; and for
William Briscoe Esquire to be Sheriff of the County of
Cumberland: The Ordinance for making Sir George Vane
Sheriff of the County-Palatine of Duresme: The Ordinance
for Two thousand Eight hundred and One Pounds Three
Shillings and Four-pence, out of the Excise, for the Use
of the County of Northumberland, and for Durham and
Newcastle: An Ordinance for reducing the General's Lifeguard to a Regiment of Firelocks: A List of the daily and
monthly Pay for Five hundred Firelocks, for the General's
Guard: The Vote for One hundred Pounds out of Haberdashers-Hall, for Major Temple: The Vote for One
hundred Pounds out of Haberdashers-Hall, for Captain
Badger: The Vote for Continuing of Lieutenant-General
Cromwell in the Service of the Parliament for Six Months:
And the Ordinance for Making of Sir Edward Coke Baronet Sheriff of the County of Derby.
A Letter from Major-General Browne, of 7 Januarii
1645, was this Day read; representing the Necessities of
the Garison; and informing the House, That his Time of
Command there is expired; and desiring a Supply and Order in both; was this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall
do forthwith pay the Eighteen hundred Pounds, received of
Sir John Borlase's Fine, unto the Treasurer of the Garison
of Abingdon, for the Service of the Garison of Abingdon,
under the Command of Major-General Browne.
Ordered, That the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall do
forthwith perfect the Composition with the Earl of Downe:
And that they do pay the Proceed of that Composition,
forthwith, to the Treasurer at Abingdon, for the Service of
Ordered, That Four hundred Pounds be charged upon
the Receipts of the Excise for the Garison of Henley, in
Course, or Intervals, the which shall first happen.
Ordered, That the Four hundred Pounds formerly
charged upon the Receipts of the Excise, for the Sussex
Foot at Abingdon, be charged upon the said Receipts, in
Course, or in Intervals; the which shall first happen.
Ordered, That the Committee formerly intrusted to use
their Endeavours with the Committee of Goldsmiths-Hall,
and the Commissioners of Excise, for the procuring the
Monies formerly assigned for the Garison of Abingdon, be
now likewise required to use their best Endeavours for the
speediest Procuring of those Monies.
Resolved, &c. That Major-General Browne be continued
in his Command at Abingdon, for Three Months longer:
And that his Service in the House be dispensed withal,
during that time.
Two Letters from Corke in Ireland, both of the Twelfth
of January 1645; one from the Lord Broghill, the other
from Sir William Fenton; were this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That the Vote for appointing the Lord
Lisle to be the Chief Governor of the Kingdom of Ireland;
and the Vote for appointing the Chief Governor of Ireland,
to continue but for a Year; be transmitted to the Lords for
Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes is appointed to carry these
Votes to the Lords.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Members of
both Houses that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, to prepare a Commission and Instructions for the
Lord Lisle to be the Chief Governor of the Kingdom of
Ordered, That on Thursday next, the Committee for the
Affairs of Ireland do make Report of such Matters and
Informations as they have received from the Lord Inchiquin, concerning the Affairs of Ireland: And that the Lord
Inchiquin be desired then to attend, to be called in, if Occasion shall require.
Ordered, That Mr. Rigby do carry to the Lords, for their
Concurrence, the Votes formerly passed this House, concerning Mr. Lilburne: And that Mr. Rous do deliver the
Examinations taken in his Cause to the Lords, when they
shall be desired.
Ordered, That Power be given to the General Sir
Thomas Fairfax, to grant Commissions to such Gentlemen
of the West, as he shall think fit, for Raising of Forces in the
West, for the Advantage of the Service there; and for
Placing of Governors and Commanders, for Securing of
Towns, Garisons, and Passes.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
West, to sit this Afternoon; and to consider of fit Persons
to be sent down into the West, for the Advantage of the
Service in those Parts; and to prepare Instructions for
them; and to report them To-morrow Morning.
An Ordinance for Digging of Saltpetre for Making of
Gunpowder, to continue for Three Years, from the Six-and-twentieth of 1646, was this Day read the First
Resolved, &c. That this Ordinance shall continue for Two
Years, from the Six-and-twentieth Day of March 1646.
The Ordinance was put to the Question; and, upon the
Question, so amended, and passed; and is ordered to be
sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Sir Walter Erle is appointed to carry it to the Lords.
An Ordinance for settling all the Lands of the Earl of
Worcester's, Lord Herbert, or Sir John Somersett, his Sons,
situate and being in the County of Hants, upon Oliver
Cromwell, Esquire, Lieutenant of the Horse in the Army
under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairfax General, and
his Heirs for ever; to be accounted in Part of the Two
thousand Five hundred Pounds per Annum assigned and
granted unto the said Oliver Cromwell, and his Heirs, by
former Order of this House, in Acknowledgment of his
great and faithful Services performed to the Parliament and
Kingdom; was this Day read the First and Second time;
and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent
to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Sir Henry Mildmay is appointed to carry it to the Lords.
Sir John Evelyn brings Answer, That the Lords do agree
to the Votes concerning the Lord Lisle to be Chief Governor of the Kingdom of Ireland; and concerning the
Governor's continuing in his Government but one Year.
Mr. Rigby brings Answer, That the Lords will send
Answer to the Votes carried up by him, concerning Mr.
Lilburne, by Messengers of their own.
Resolved, &c. That the Propositions for the settling
Religion, with all the Branches of it, shall be now sent to
Resolved, &c. That the Propositions agreed by both
Houses, concerning the Forces by Sea and by Land in all
the Three Kingdoms, shall be now sent.
Resolved, That the Propositions concerning Raising of
Monies, as agreed upon in this House, shall be now sent.
Resolved, &c. That the Propositions concerning Ireland,
as agreed in this House, shall be now sent.
Resolved, &c. That the Fifteenth Proposition, with the
several Qualifications concerning Delinquents, shall be now
Resolved, &c. That the Propositions concerning the
Great Seal shall be now sent.
Resolved, &c. That the Twentieth Proposition, concerning no Peers to be made to have Voice or Seat in Parliament, without Consent of both Houses of Parliament,
shall be one of the Propositions that shall be now sent.
Resolved, &c. That the Lords be desired to concurr with
this House, that these Propositions may be speeded; to the
end they may be communicated to the Scotts Commissioners,
and with all Speed sent to the King.
A Question, concerning the rest of the Propositions, was
And the Question being put, Whether this Word, "insisted," shall be in the Question;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
||Tellers for the Yea:
|Sir Robert Goodwyn,
||With the Yea,
Sir Phil. Stapilton,
||Tellers for the Noe:
|Sir Walter Erle,
||With the Noe,
So the Question passed with the Negative.
Resolved, &c. That, To-morrow Morning, the first Business, the Report concerning the Propositions of the City
of London be made; and all the Propositions for a Peace
read; and this Business, concerning the present sending
Propositions to the King, taken then into Consideration.
A Message from the Lords, by Doctor Aylett and
The Lords have commanded us to bring you this Letter
from the King, the Cover in which it was, and this Letter
from Sir Thomas Glemham, in which his Majesty's Letter
was inclosed; and they desire it may be communicated to
the Scotts Commissioners:-A Resolve concerning Captain
Nicolas Roope: To which they desire your Concurrence.
The Lords do agree, That Captain Charles Vane shall
be a Deputy-Lieutenant of the County of Duresme; and
in this Paper: And they think fit, that he be likewise a
Justice of Peace there:-The Petition of Henry Wilkinson:
Which is especially recommended:-An Ordinance for Phillip Nisbett to be Minister of Kirklington: To which they
desire your Concurrence.
They command us to acquaint you, That the Marchioness
of Winchester (coming to pass by their Lordships Pass, was
by them committed to the Tower) is now in Prison in a
Place unfitting for a Person of her Condition: Therefore
the Lords desire the House of Commons to take the Matter into speedy Consideration.
A Letter from his Majesty, of Januarii 24 1645, was
this Day read: And
Ordered, That it be referred to the Members of both
Houses that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, to
communicate the Letter to the Scotts Commissioners; and,
upon Advice with them, as formerly, to prepare an Answer
to this and the Two last Letters, formerly referred; and to
report it speedily to the Houses. They are further, in this
Answer, to take notice of the Earl of Worcester's Son's
called the Earl of Glamorgan's Negotiation, and concluding
with the Rebels in Ireland, and for Bringing of Ten thousand of them over into this Kingdom.
Ordered, That the Committee of both Kingdoms do
take care to send away the King's Trumpet To-morrow
Ordered, That the Ordinance concerning the Minister of
Kirklington be taken into Consideration To-morrow, the
first Business after the Business of the Propositions is finished.
The Question being put, For concurring with the Lords
in appointing the Government of Dartmouth;
It passed with the Negative.
Answer returned by the same Messengers;
The House has considered their Lordships Message: And,
as to the Business of communicating the King's Letter to
the Scotts Commissioners, they do agree; and have taken
Order in it: And, as to the rest, they will send Answer by
Messengers of their own.