Die Sabbati, 7 Februarii, 1645.
REsolved, &c. That this House doth concurr with the
Lords in nominating and appointing Captain Henry
Markham to be Governor of Belvoir-Castle: And that the
Members of both Houses that are of the Committee of
both Kingdoms, do grant him a Commission accordingly.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and
The Lords have commanded us to return this Ordinance
concerning Lieutenant-General Cromwell: It moved from
you; and their Lordships have agreed unto it, with some
Alterations; wherein they desire your Concurrence.
They have likewise commanded us to deliver unto you
some Letters from the Servants of the Lord Grey of
Warke, signifying his present Condition, and the great
Losses he hath suffered by these Wars: Which their Lordships
take notice of, and of his great Merit to the Parliament:
Therefore they desire, you will take his Estate so far into
your Consideration, that he may be allowed Means
whereby to subsist.
The Amendment to the Ordinance for Lieutenant-General Cromwell was read; and, upon the Question, assented
Ordered, That the Letters, and Desire of the Lords,
concerning the Lord Grey of Warke, be taken into Consideration, the first Business, on Monday next, in the Afternoon: And that Mr. Speaker put the House in mind
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House hath considered their Lordships Message: And, as
to the Amendments to Lieutenant-General Cromwell's Ordinance, they do agree; and the Desires concerning the
Lord Grey of Warke, they will take into very speedy
Ordered, That Thursday next be appointed for receiving and hearing the Reports from Goldsmiths-Hall.
An Ordinance for Pressing of Mariners, formerly sent
from the Lords, was this Day read; and, upon the
Ordered, That Mr. William Stephens, and Mr. Robinson,
be added to the Committee of the Navy.
Ordered, That Mr. William Stephens do this Afternoon make his Propositions concerning the Navy, to the
Committee of the Lords and Commons for the Admiralty
and Cinque-Ports, and to the Committee of the Navy.
Whereas Notice is taken, that many of the King's Frigates
are plying on the North Coast of England: It is Ordered,
by the Lords and Commons, That, to prevent their doing
further Mischief, the Merchants Ships following; viz. The
Henry, under Command of Captain John Ellyson; the
Defiance, under the Command of Captain John Whitty;
and the President, under the Command of Captain Peter
Whitty; be, together with the Warwick Frigate, employed
with all Speed towards that Coast, for the Guard thereof.
And, because the List for the Summer's Guard is not yet
fully completed, and the Loss of any Time in this Business
may be prejudicial: It is further Ordered, by the said
Lords and Commons, That the said Merchants Ships, the
Henry, the Defiance, and the President, be, and are hereby
approved of to be, Part of the Merchants Ships for the
Summer's Guard; they having been presented by the
Commissioners of the Navy, as very sit for the Parliament's
Ordered, That the Committee of the Navy do take
care, that the Three Ships, the Henry, the Defiance, and
the President, be forthwith put to Sea, for the Guard and
Defence of the Northern Coast.
Mr. Nicoll carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence,
the Order for beating up Drums for Volunteers for Sir
Thomas Fairfaxe's Army: The Ordinance for One thousand Pounds, out of the Excise, for the Trains of Artillery
late under the Earl of Essex and Sir William Waller: The
Ordinance for Martial Law for the Garisons of Aylesbury
and Newport-Pagnell: The Order for Captain Markham
to have One hundred Marks out of Haberdashers-Hall:
The Ordinance for a Moiety of the Excise of Leicestershire, for the Use of the Forces of the said County: The
Order for Doctor Walker to have One hundred Pounds
per Annum paid him by the Treasurer of the Navy, for
his Service, as Advocate of the Admiralty and Fleet:
The Orders for a Day of Thanksgiving in the Countries,
and within the Lines of Communication: The Order for
Fifty Pounds to the Person that brought the News of the
Rendition of Chester; and for Ten Pounds for the Messenger that brought the Letters and News of the Taking
in of Beeston-Castle: The Vote for Colonel Jones to be
Governor of Chester: And the Vote for Alderman Edwards to command the City-Regiment of Foot at Chester.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Navy, to examine and state the Matter of Fact, concerning Mr. Alderman John Warner's Tobaccoes; and to call
all Parties concerned before them: And that the Report
of this Business be made on Tuesday next: And that the
Proceedings at Law be said in the mean time.
Mr. Nathanael Fiennis, Mr. Holles, Sir Thomas Widdrington, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Thorpe, Mr. Recorder, and
Mr. Crewe, are appointed Managers and Reporters of this
Ordered, That Mr. Thorpe, a Member of this House,
shall have Liberty to go and visit the Lord Savile.
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Trenchard, Mr. Trenchard,
and Mr. John Stephens, Members of this House, shall
have Liberty to go visit Sir John Strangewaies, a Prisoner
in the Tower.
Ordered, That Mr. Richard Barrett, Brother to the
Lord Dacres, shall have Mr. Speaker's Warrant to pass
beyond the Seas, with Two Servants; he first taking the
The Question being put, Whether Mr. Richard Barrett should have Mr. Speaker's Warrant to transport with
him Two Summer-Nags;
It passed with the Negative.
Mr. Anthony Nicoll brings Answer, That the Lords do
agree to the Order for making Colonel Michael Jones
Governor of Chester; and to the Order for making Alderman Edwards Colonel of the City-Regiment of Chester;
and to the Orders for a Thanksgiving upon Thursday come
Three Weeks: And, as to the rest, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. William Murray be committed Prisoner to the Tower: And that no Man be permitted to come unto him, nor to receive or send any Letters to him, or from him.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Tower do examine
Mr. Murray: And that Sir Henry Heyman, Mr. Oxenden,
and Mr. Westroe, be added to this Committee, as to this
Ordered, That the Committee of Examinations do send
for Mr. Porter this Afternoon, and see, by what Passes he
came to Town; and to take care, that the Directions and
Limitations in his Passes be duly observed.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Henry Herbert be sent for, and
apprehended as a Delinquent, by the Serjeant at Arms
attending in this House.
Mr. Holles reports, from the free Conference, That
the Earl of Manchester acquainted him, That the Lords
had received several Votes of this House, for Selecting of
certain Propositions to be now sent to his Majesty: That
the Lords, in pursuance of those Votes, had done it; and
did agree to the said Propositions, with some Alterations
The Amendments were read: And
It is thereupon Ordered, That this Report be taken
into Consideration, the first Business, on Tuesday Morning.
Ordered, That the Report from the Committee of the
West, concerning Major-General Massie, be made on
Ordered, That the City-Petition be taken into Consideration, the first Business, on Wednesday Morning, after
Mr. Speaker comes to the Chair.
The Clerk of the Crown's Certificate of the Return of
George How and Edmund Ludlowe, to serve for the Borough of Hendon, in the place of Thomas Bennett Esquire,
deceased; the one by the Bailiffs and Burgators; the other,
by the Burgesses and Inhabitants, of February 7 ; was this
And the Question being put, Whether this be a good
Certificate, upon which such a Member ought to be sworn,
It passed with the Negative.
Ordered, &c. That the Business concerning the Return
of Mr. Howe and Mr. Ludlowe, to serve for the Borough
of Hendon, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for Privileges.