Die Lunæ, 9 Februarii, 1645.
ORdered, That the Committee, formerly appointed to
examine Mr. Musgrave, shall have Power to send for
the said Mr. Musgrave, a Prisoner by Commitment of this
House, for his Contempt, in refusing to answer at all such
times as they shall have Occasion to examine him.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker issue his Warrant to the
Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, for issuing a Writ for
the Election of a Burgess to serve for the Borough of Dartmouth, in the room of Mr. Roger Mathewes, formerly
chosen to serve for that Borough, and since disabled.
Upon Sir Robert Harley's Report, from the Committee
of Privileges, of the Case concerning the Return of a Burgess to serve for the Borough of East-Greensted;
It is Resolved, &c. That the Election of Mr. Cole to be
Bailiff of Est-Grinsteed in the County of Sussex is not
Resolved, &c. That the Return, by Mr. Cole, of Mr.
Robert Pickering to be Burgess for East-Grinsteed, is void;
and ought to be taken off the File.
Resolved, &c. That the Return of Mr. Bowyer, Bailiff
of Est-Grinsteed, of John Baker Esquire to serve as a Burgess for that Borough, is a good Return.
Resolved, &c. That the Exceptions, presented to the
Committee of Privileges against Mr. Robert Pickering, be
referred to the Consideration of the Committee for Examinations; to proceed in the Examination thereof; and
to report the whole Matter, and their Opinions upon it,
to the House.
In pursuance of former Orders and Declarations of this
House, for the free Discharge of the Wardships of the Heirs
of such Persons, as shall happen to die, either in the military Service of the Parliament, or in their immediate Service elsewhere abroad;
It is Ordered, That William Wray Esquire, Son and
Heir of Sir Christopher Wray Knight, deceased; who,
having formerly had a Command of a Troop of Horse,
was now, at the Time of his Death, one of the Commissioners appointed to reside in the Scotts Army before
Newarke, from whence he was lately sent up to the Parliament, and was to return speedily again, had he not
been prevented by Death, shall be freed and discharged
of Wardship, and of and from all Fine and Composition
for the same: And that an Ordinance be brought in for
the Discharge thereof; and to authorize the Master and
Council of the Court of Wards and Liveries to discharge
the same, upon a Bill or Information to be exhibited there,
setting forth the Premises; and likewise to grant the said
Wardship to the Use of the said William Wray accordingly: And Sir Henry Vane junior, and Mr. Ellis, are
to bring in this Ordinance.
Ordered, That the Words "or Bills" be added to
the Order of 16 Decembris 1645, for the Discharge of
the Wardships of such as have died in the Service of the
In pursuance of former Orders and Declarations of this
House, for the free Discharge of the Wardships of the
Heirs of such Persons as shall happen to die, either in the
military Service of the Parliament, or in their immediate
Service elsewhere abroad;
It is Ordered, That William Oldfield Esquire, Son and
Heir of Sir Samuel Oldfield Knight, deceased (who, being
employed in the Service of the Parliament, for the Defence of the Town of Kingston upon Hull, died in that
Service), shall be freed and discharged of Wardship, and
of and from all Fine and Composition for the same: And
that an Ordinance be brought in for the Discharge thereof;
and to authorize the Master and Council of the Court of
Wards and Liveries to discharge the same, upon a Bill or
Information to be exhibited in the said Court, setting forth
the Premises; and likewise to grant the said Wardship to
the Use of the said William Oldfield accordingly: And
Mr. John Goodwyn and Mr. Ellys are to bring in this Ordinance.
Ordered, That, on Thursday Morning next, the first
Business, the Business concerning the Election and Return
of Knights to serve for the County of Bucks be taken
Ordered, That, on Friday Morning next, the first Business after Mr. Speaker comes to the Chair, the Report
from the Committee of Excise be made, concerning the
whole State thereof.
Mr. Holles reports a Lift of the present Strength of
Horse and Foot in the Province of Munster in Ireland, as
appears by the Muster-Roll given in by the Lord President; viz. Horse, Eight hundred Forty-eight; Foot,
Four thousand Three hundred Thirteen: The Pay of this
present Strength of Horse and Foot, by the Establishment
of Ireland, is Four hundred Twenty-nine Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Eight-pence per diem; per mensem,
Twelve thousand Thirty-one Pounds Two Shillings and
He further reported, a Lift of such Horse and Foot
as are already designed and ordered for the Province of
Munster, though not yet gone over; viz. Colonel Jeptson's Regiment of Horse, Officers and Troopers, Five
hundred Seventy; Colonel Sterling's Regiment of Foot,
in Ten Companies, Officers and common Soldiers, One
thousand One hundred and Seven: The Pay of the Horse
and Foot thus designed, and already ordered, per diem,
One hundred Thirty-seven Pounds Twelve Shillings Sixpence; per mensem, Three thousand Eight hundred Fiftythree Pounds Ten Shillings.
He further reported, a List of such Horse and Foot as
are desired by the Lord President of Munster, to be added
to those already in that Province; and those that are designed, and not carried over; viz. Five hundred Horse in a
Regiment, Two thousand Foot for Recruits: The Pay
of these Horse and Foot desired, maketh, per diem, One
hundred Fifty-one Pounds Nine Shillings Six-pence; per
mensem, Four thousand Two hundred Forty-one Pounds
He further reported, a Note of the Charge estimated
for raising the additional Forces for Munster, now desired,
and for some Necessaries, amounting to Twenty-seven
thousand Two hundred and Fifty Pounds, besides Two
hundred Barrels of Powder, with Match and Bullet proportionable, Artillery for Field-Service, and One hundred
Carriages at the least.
There is further desired, an Assignation of constant
Pay, in Money, for the above-mentioned Forces, and
those that are already there, and are desired for that Province, at the Rate of Two thousand Pounds per Week.
He further reported, a Relation, delivered in to that
Committee, in pursuance of an Order of this House by
the Lord Inchiquin, Lord President of Munster, of the
past Condition, and present State, of the Province of
Munster; and the Lord President's Desires for the future
Relief and Support thereof.
Ulster. He further reported, a List of the present
Strength of Horse and Foot in the Provinces of Ulster
and Connaght, as they have been given in by the Gentlemen of those Provinces; viz. British Troops of Horse
in Ulster, Officers and Troopers, in Seventeen Troops,
One thousand Fifty-four; British Regiments of Foot,
in toto, Officers and Foot, in Ten Regiments, Eight
thousand Five hundred Seventy: In Connaght, Horse,
Officers, and Troopers, in Four Troops, Two hundred Eighty-eight; Foot, in Connaght, Officers and
common Soldiers, Two thousand Four hundred Sixtyfour. In both Provinces, Total of Horse, One thousand Three hundred Forty-two. Total of the Foot,
Eleven thousand Thirty-four. Total of Horse and
Foot, Twelve thousand Three hundred Seventy-six.
The Pay of this present Strength of Horse and Foot in
these Two Provinces, by the Establishment of Ireland,
is, per diem, Seven hundred Sixty-one Pounds Eighteen
Shillings and Eight-pence; per mensem, Twenty thousand
Three hundred Thirty-four Pounds Two Shillings and
He likewise reported, a List of such Horse and Foot
as are desired by the Gentlemen of Ulster and Connaght,
to be added to those already in those Provinces; viz.
Horse-Recruits for the Seventeen Troops, at the Proportion of Twenty Horse for each Troop, which will require
Three hundred Forty Horse: Addition is likewise desired,
for those Provinces, of One thousand Horse in Two Regiments. Horse, in toto, One thousand Three hundred
and Forty. Addition of Foot for these Two Provinces,
Three thousand Foot for Recruits. The Pay of these
additional Forces of Horse and Foot, in these Two Provinces, will be, per diem, Three hundred Three Pounds
Twelve Shillings Four-pence; per mensem, Eight thousand Five hundred One Pounds Five Shillings Fourpence.
He likewise reported the full Pay of all the Forces in
the Provinces of Munster, Ulster, and Connaght, as they
are at present, as additional Strength is already designed,
and as further Supplies of Strength are desired; with their
respective Charge of Pay, and per diem, per mensem. Total
of Horse and Foot for Munster, Nine thousand Four hundred and Eight Men; their Pay, Seven hundred Eighteen
Pounds Fifteen Shillings and Eight-pence per diem; Twenty
thousand One hundred Twenty-five Pounds Eighteen Shillings and Eight-pence per mensem. Total of Horse and Foot
for Ulster and Connaght, Sixteen thousand Seven hundred Sixteen Men; their Pay, per diem, One thousand Sixty-five
Pounds Eleven Shillings; per mensem, Twenty-eight thousand Eight hundred Thirty-five Pounds Eight Shillings,
Total of the Horse and Foot, in all the Provinces, Twenty-six thousand One hundred Twenty-four Men; their Pay,
per diem, One thousand Seven hundred Eighty-four Pounds
Six Shillings and Eight-pence; per mensem, Forty-eight
thousand Nine hundred Sixty-one Pounds Six Shillings and
Eight-pence; pro sex mensibus, Two hundred Ninety-three
thousand Seven hundred and Sixty-eight Pounds.
He then reported a Note, of what Monies and Provisions
have been applied to the Forces in Munster, since July One
thousand Six hundred Forty-four, when they declared last
for the Parliament; viz. The Total, Seventy-five thousand
Seven hundred Eleven Pounds Sixteen Shillings and One
Peny: A Note of what Monies and Provisions have been
applied to the Forces in Ulster, since August One thousand
Six hundred Forty-four; viz. The Total, Fifty-four thousand Eight hundred Sixty-seven Pounds and Twelve Shillings: A like Note for Connaght; viz. The Total, Twelve
thousand Two hundred Twenty-eight Pounds Six Shillings
He then reported an Account, how the Monies to be
raised by the Ordinance of Parliament, of the Fifteenth
of August last, by the Assessment for Ireland, are disposed
of, by way of Anticipation, for the Supply of the Forces in
the several Provinces, and carrying on the War from that
time; viz. The Total, Thirty-seven thousand Six hundred
Sixty-nine Pounds and Four Shillings.
Whereof, out of this Ordinance,
|To the Province of Munster,
|To the Province of Ulster,
|To the Province of Connaght,
|For Occasions here at home,
All which Monies being taken up, in Expectation of
Repayments from the Ordinance of the Fifteenth of August
1645, are already applied for the Services mentioned in
those Orders, except the Six thousand Nine hundred Pounds
for the Committee to carry to the Army in Munster; and
the One thousand Eight hundred and Fifty Pounds for the
Committees Allowances, and the Allowances of the Chaplain, Secretary, and Mustermaster; which had also been
disposed of, if the Money could have been borrowed upon
the Credit of that Ordinance.
The House being informed. That the Lord Inchiquin,
Lord President of the Province of Munster; was at the
He was called in; and had a Chair brought in, set
with the Back of the Chair even with the Post whereon the
Bar useth to lie. And Mr. Speaker acquainted him, That
the House, being informed of his being in the Town, and
that he did attend the House, were desirous he should come
in. He further acquainted him, That the House had heard
much of his gallant Actions in Ireland, and of his Faithfulness in his later Services; and likewise of those great
Streights he had been in, when that Kingdom was generally
revolted from the Parliament, at which time nevertheless
he had appeared for them; and that, for his good Service
herein, the House did give him Thanks.
Mr. Speaker further acquainted him, That the House had
been informed, He had something to impart to them; and
that they were willing to hear him therein.
The Lord Inchiquin made Answer, That he did account
it a very great Happiness, that this House did make such
an Interpretation of his mean Endeavours to serve them:
And, as touching the present Condition of Ireland, That
although Provisions and Supplies were in preparing here,
yet the Seasonableness of the Sending of those Supplies
was as much, as the Supplies themselves: And that, for
Munster, he did believe, that, at present, there was not, in
those Garisons, above Eight Days Provisions: And, that
the Garisons there, except Youghall, may be so blocked up,
that Provisions cannot come to them without an Army for
Convoy: And that therefore, because it may be long ere
the whole Provisions for that Province can be ready, such
as are in a Readiness, and can be speedily provided, may
be sent away to them; otherwise, That which may be now
easily preserved, will not, if it be neglected, be regained
without much Expence and Blood. He further made it
his particular Suit, That those Petitions and Reports, which
concern the Officers in Ireland, may be heard at the best
Conveniency of the House.
The Lord Inchiquin withdrew; and was again called in:
And Mr. Speaker, by Command of the House, desired
him to sit down; and acquainted him, That the House
had heard what Information he had given them concerning
Ireland, and what the Necessities were of speedy Supplies
there: That the House had this Morning heard the Reports concerning Ireland; and have resolved to take the
Condition of that Kingdom into speedy Consideration; and
did dispense with his further Attendance on the House, for
Ordered, That the Committee, appointed to examine
Mr. William Murray, do go this Afternoon to the Tower;
to examine him: And that the Letters from Mr. Robert
Wright, from Paris, be delivered to the said Committee.
An Order of the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland,
of Wednesday, Januarii 17 1645, was this Day read;
recommending it to all well-affected Persons, within the
Lines of Communication, to contribute their Benevolence
for the Raising of a Party or Troop of Horse to be transported into Munster, under the Command of Cornet John
Love, Cornet of the Lord President's of Munster's Troop.
Resolved, &c. That no Person or Persons whatsoever,
shall grant any Brief or Warrant for any Collection without the Directions and Authority of Parliament.
Resolved, &c. That Three Months Provisions of Victual, Cloaths, and Ammunition, be forthwith provided,
and sent over into Munster in Ireland, for Supply and Support of the Forces there.
Resolved, &c. That it be recommended to the Committee of the Army, to supply the Province of Munster
with Victuals, to be forthwith sent into that Province, to
the Value of One thousand Pounds, or thereabouts.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Members of
both Houses that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, to whom formerly the Lord Lisle, Governor of
Ireland, was referred to make his Propositions concerning
Ireland, to take the whole Matter of this Report, this Day
made by Mr. Holles, into Consideration; and, in the first
place, to take into Consideration the Supply of the present
Necessities of Munster, in regard the House is informed,
that there is very few Days of Subsistence left to the Garisons in that Province: They are further to take into Consideration, the carrying on the whole War of Ireland, for
this next Summer; and to bring in the lowest Estimate of
the Charge that will be necessary for the Service of those
Affairs; and their Opinion of the Way for the Raising of
it: And that they do prepare a Report, to be made certainly on Monday next.
Ordered, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of
Accompts for the Kingdom, to return to this House the
State of the Accompts for the Monies that have been raised
and dispended for the Service of Ireland.
Ordered, &c. That Mr. Ashburst do bring into this
House such Certificates concerning Monies raised and
issued for Ireland, as he hath received from any Committees.
Ordered, &c. That, on Monday next, the Reports concerning Ireland be made: And that, for the future, every
Monday be appointed to receive and consider of the Reports
Ordered, &c. That, To-morrow, Mr. Crew make Report
of the Papers from the Committee of both Kingdoms,
concerning the King's Letters.
Ordered, &c. That, on Wednesday next, Mr. Thelloall
do make Report of the Business concerning South-Wales.
Ordered, &c. That, To-morrow, the Committee for the
Affairs of Ireland do bring in an Ordinance for continuing
the Ordinance formerly granted to the Commissioners in
Ulster, for Six Months longer.
Ordered, &c. That the Sum of Three hundred Pounds
be charged upon the Ordinance for raising Monies for
Maintenance of the War in Ireland, and paid unto Andrew
Love, Donald Campbell, and James Marshall, in Part of
Satisfaction of the Debt due to them from the Parliament,
for Provisions delivered by them in Ireland: And that the
Committee of Lords and Commons for Irish Affairs do
take care for the speedy Payment thereof. And
It is further Ordered, That the said Parties shall have
the Publick Faith for the Remainder of the said Debt, due
to them for the said Provisions.
ORdered, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of
Sequestrations in the County of Middlesex, and the
said Committee are hereby authorized, to make a Lease of
the House and Land of Mr. George Bynion, now called Sir
George Bynion, at Muswell-Hill in the said County, for the
Term of Seven Years; the House being informed, that
the said House is so much out of Repair, that the yearly
Rent of the same, and his other Estate there, will not
Resolved, &c. That Martin De Lazon be declared to
be Proprietor of Six thousand Nine hundred Pieces of
Eight, and of Seventy-one Arroanes of Cochineal, which
were in the Ship Clare, which arrived at the Port of Southampton about the Month of August 1642: And that it be
referred to the Committee of the Navy, to bring in an Ordinance to declare the same, and to grant him the Publick
Faith, for the Value thereof, accordingly.
Ordered, &c. That the humble Petition of the Fellows
of Trinity-Hall in the University of Cambridge be referred
to the Committee for the said University of Cambridge:
Who are to meet thereupon upon Thursday in the Afternoon; and to consider thereof, and of the Certificate sent
therewithal from the Lords; and to report their Opinions,
upon the whole Matter, to the House.
Ordered, &c. That the Sub-Committee of the Committee for Excise do sit this Afternoon, notwithstanding
the Sitting of the House.
Ordered, &c. That the Ordinance concerning the Settlement of Hereford, and the Affairs of that County, be read
on this Day Sevennight in the Afternoon, the first Business.
An Ordinance to charge Five Shillings per Centum upon
all Commodities exported out of this Kingdom into France,
and Six-pence per Ton upon all Wines of the Growth
of France, to be imported into this Kingdom; to be employed for the Freeing of any Seizures of the Goods of the
Merchants of this Kingdom, to be made by the French
King; was this Day read the First and Second time; and,
upon the Question, committed to the Committee of the
Navy; all the Merchants of the House, and the Burgesses
of the Out-Ports, being added to the said Committee, as
to this Business.
Ordered, &c. That the Committee of the Tower do
presently withdraw, and go to the Tower, to examine Mr.
Murray: And that if they do not perfect their Examinations this Afternoon, that then they do meet To-morrow
at Seven of Clock.
The humble Petition of the Sub-Committees of the
Militia of the Hamlets of the Tower, of Westminster, and
of the Borough of Southwark, in the Behalf of Sir James
Harrington, to have the Place of Lieutenant of the Ordnance conferred upon him, was this Day read. And
It is Resolved, &c. That this House doth declare, That
they will continue the Place of Lieutenantship of the Ordnance, in the same Way that it is now settled and
Resolved, &c. That the Allowance of Four Pounds per
Week, be allowed unto Sir James Harrington, for his present Support, to commence from the First of January
1645: And that this Allowance be charged upon the Receipts of the Committee of Lords and Commons at Haberdashers-Hall.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, &c. That, on Tuesday next come Sevennight,
peremptorily, the House do take into Consideration the
Repealing of the several Ordinances passed for the constituting the Committee for Advance of Monies, sitting at
Haberdashers-Hall; and for repealing all other Ordinances
concerning that Committee, and enabling them to the
better Performance of that Service: And that Mr. Speaker
put the House in mind hereof.
Ordered, &c. That the Members of both Houses that
are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, do grant unto
Colonel John Nedham, Governor of Leicester, and so appointed by Sir Thomas Fairefaxe, a Commission for the
said Place of Governor: And that they likewise grant a
Commission to Owen Cambridge, to be Major to the said
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Speaker do issue forth his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, for issuing
a Writ for the Electing of a Burgess to serve for the Town
of Plympton in the County of Devon, in the place of Sir
Nicolas Slany, formerly elected to serve for that Borough,
and since slain in Arms against the Parliament.
Resolved, &c. That Three thousand Pounds be charged
upon the Receipts of the Excise, to be paid in Intervals,
or in Course, which shall first happen, after other Monies
already charged are first satisfied; to be employed for the
Pay of the poor Women that attend at the Door of the
House: And that an Ordinance be brought in accordingly,
by Mr. Nicholl; whereby the Committee of Accompts are
to be enabled to receive and pay the same, in such manner
as is directed for One thousand Pounds formerly ordered
to be paid to them, for the Trains of Artillery of the Earl
of Essex, and Sir Wm. Waller.
Ordered, &c. That Thomas Jenkins, John Simpson,
Francis Cooper, and Frances White, Widow of Miles
White, Gentleman of the Ordnance, slain at Naseby Fight,
shall have their Proportion paid to them by the Committee
of Accompts, out of the Three thousand Pounds charged
upon the Excise for the Pay of the poor Women and
Ordered, &c. That Mr. Lane do make his Report, concerning Colonel Sanderson's Regiment of Reformadoes,
Mr. Lisle reports the Certificate of the Accompts of
the Lord Fairefaxe.
Ordered, &c. That it be referred to the Committee
where Mr. Lisle hath the Chair; to consider of, and find out,
Lands to the Value of Ten thousand Pounds, to be settled
upon the Lord Fairefax and his Heirs.
Ordered, &c. That the Report this Day made by Mr.
Lisle, concerning Sir Wm. Waller, be taken into Consideration on Tuesday Sevennight.
An Ordinance for the securing and reimbursing, out of
the Receipts of the Excise, One thousand Pounds, to be employed towards the Payment of Colonel Mitton's Regiment, with Consideration of Eight per Centum, for the
Forbearance thereof, to such as shall advance the same, was
this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.