Die Sabbati, 28 Martii, 1646.
Ordered, That Mr. John Harris, a Member of this
House, shall have Leave to go into the Country:
And that he be added to the Committee of the Counties of
Devon and Cornewall.
Resolved, &c. That Four thousand Pounds be forthwith advanced and provided, to be employed towards the
Pay of the Arrears due to the Scotts Officers, according
to a List reported from the Committee of Petitions where
Mr. John Goodwyn hath the Chair: And that the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies,
at Haberdashers-Hall, do pay the said Four thousand
Pounds to such Treasurer as the said Committee for Petitions where Mr. John Goodwyn hath the Chair shall
appoint to receive the same: And that the said Committee do apportion and distribute the same unto the said
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Upon a Report from the Committee of plundered Ministers;
It is Resolved, &c. That there be paid unto Mr. Grations Frankelyn, Minister of the Church of Heytesbury in
the County of Wiltes, for his Maintenance, the Sum of
Sixty Pounds per Annum; viz. Forty Pounds per Annum
out of the Rent of the Impropriate Rectory of Heytesbury,
reserved to the Dean of Sarum; and Twenty Pounds per
Annum, out of the Revenues reserved out of Two Prebends, now claimed by Mr. Alesbury and Mr. Hunton:
And the Occupiers or Tenants of the said Rectory, and
Prebendaries, are hereby ordered to pay the same accordingly, with all the Rents, and Arrears of Rents, unpaid
and due for the same, unto this present Day.
Upon a like Report from the Committee of plundered
Ministers, upon the humble Petition of the Parishioners
of Brewton in the County of Somerset, shewing, That
whereas Sir Charles Berkeley, Impropriator of the Rectory
of Brewton aforesaid, by whom the Payment for the Cure
of the said Church is to be discharged, and the Minister
there maintained; the Tythe of which Parish is valued
worth Two hundred Pounds per Annum; which Impropriation, together with all the rest of the said Sir Charles
Berkeley his Estate, is now under Sequestration, and lett to
farm by the Sequestrators of the said County;
It is Ordered, That One hundred Pounds per Annum
shall be paid, out of the said sequestred Estate, unto William Parker, Minister of the Word; who is hereby appointed to officiate, and discharge the Cure of the said
Church: And the Farmer, or the Farmers, of the said
sequestred Estate are hereby authorized to pay the said
One hundred Pounds per Annum quarterly, by equal Proportions, unto the said William Parker: And the Sequestrators of the said County are to allow the same.
An Ordinance for allowing and appointing convenient
Maintenance for Six godly and able Preachers in the
County and City of Hereford, out of the Possessions of
the Dean and Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral Church
of Hereford, was this Day read the First and Second
time; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to
be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
An Ordinance for punishing Paul Best with Death, by
hanging him by the Neck, till he be dead, for his obstinate and blasphemous Denial of the Holy Trinity, his
Denial of the Deity of our Saviour Jesus Christ, and of
the Holy Ghost, and for many other horrid, prodigious,
and execrable Blasphemies, not fit to be named, was this
Day read the First and Second time; and nothing more
done at this Time.
Ordered, That a Day be appointed, when Paul Best shall
be brought to the Bar: And that he be then charged with
the Crimes informed from the Committee against him;
and he heard, to make his Answer: And that this Day
be Saturday next: And that then he be brought to the
Bar by the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House.
Ordered, That it be refered to the Committee of
plundered Ministers, to consider of, and sum up, the
Charge and Evidence against Paul Best, and of Managing
of it against him, on Saturday next.
Ordered, That the Divines, formerly appointed, may
have Liberty to go to Paul Best, a Prisoner in the Gatehouse, and endeavour to make him sensible of his Errors,
and to reclaim him from them: And that it be lest to
the Committee, to allow him such Liberty as they shall
think fit; and to give Liberty to such to visit him as they
shall see Cause.
Mr. Rigby carried to the Lords; for their Concurrence,
the Ordinance for Martial Law within the Lines of Communication: The Ordinance for a monthly Assessment
upon the County of Derby for Maintenance of the Forces
of the said County: The Ordinance for Six thousand
Pounds, out of the Excise, for the Forces in Munster:
The Ordinance for Payment of One thousand Pounds per
Annum, out of the Customs, to the Judges, respectively:
The Order for Three hundred Pounds, out of Haberdashers-Hall, for Colonel Strode: The Order for Four
Pounds per Week to Sir Lewis Dive, out of his own
Estate in Bedfordshire: The Order for Four Pounds per
Week to Sir Henry Anderson, out of his own Estate in
the Counties of Yorke and Durham: And the Order for
the Earl of Nottingham to have Five hundred Pounds per
Annum paid him by the Committee of Sequestrations for
the County of Surrey.
He was likewise to acquaint the Lords, That this
House hath agreed with their Lordships, in the Adding
of the Five Lords, formerly named by their Lordships,
to the Committee of the Revenue.
A Letter from Colonel Mytton, from Ruthyn, of 21
Martii 1645, and a Piece of an intercepted Letter inclosed, concerning the concluding a Peace in Ireland, and
the Coming over suddenly of Irish to the King's Assistance,
was this Day read.
Sir Robert Harley carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance for Maintenance of Ministers in
the County and City of Hereford; and the Order for
Four thousand Pounds, out of Haberdashers-Hall, for the
Ordered, That the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall do
forthwith give Direction to the Treasurers there, to pay
unto the Commissioners of both Houses, residing with the
Scotts Army before Newarke, the Five thousand Pounds
formerly ordered for the Scotts Army there: And that the
said Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall do take care for the
speedy Sending and Paying of this Five thousand Pounds
Ordered, That Sir Robert Binloes, a Member of this
House, shall have Leave to go into the Country for a
Mr. Rigby brings Answer from the Lords, That, as
to the Ordinance for Six thousand Pounds, out of the
Excise, for the Forces of Munster; the Ordinance for
One thousand Pounds per Annum to the Judges; the
Orders for Payment of Four Pounds per Week to Sir
Lewis Dive and Sir Henry Anderson; the Order for
Three hundred Pounds, out of Haberdashers-Hall, for Colonel Strode; and the Order for Five hundred Pounds for
the Earl of Nottingham; they do agree: And, as to the
Ordinance for Martial Law within the Lines of Communication; and the Ordinance for an Assessment upon the
County of Derby; they will send Answer by Messengers
of their own.
Sir Robert Harley brings Answer from the Lords, That
they do agree to the Ordinance for Maintenance of
Ministers in the County and City of Hereford; and to the
Order for Four thousand Pounds, out of HaberdashersHall, for the Scotts Officers.
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Middleton, Sir John Trevor,
Sir Richard Wynn, Mr. Recorder of the City of London,
Mr. Theloall, or any Two of them, do forthwith go
down into North-Wales, to employ their best Endeavours for
the reducing the Counties of North-Wales, and the Castles
and Towns there: And that it be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to confer with these Gentlemen;
and to prepare Instructions for them, for the better carrying on that Service.
Ordered, That, on Monday next, the first Business, the
Business of Ireland be taken into Consideration: And that
first, as Part of that Business, the Commission for the
Lord Lisle, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, be read; and
taken into Consideration.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to meet with
a Committee of a proportionable Number of the Lords,
to confer with the Scotts Commissioners upon the Propositions, do meet this Afternoon.
Ordered, That Mr. Holles and Mr. Jesson be added
to the Committee for preparing the Letter to be sent to
Ordered, That the Committee, formerly appointed to
prepare a Letter to be sent to the Prince, do meet this
Afternoon; and bring in that Letter on Monday Morning: And the Care of this Business is particularly referred
to Mr. Reynolds.
Ordered, That the Answer of the Commissioners of
Excise, this Day delivered in by Mr. Scawen, be taken
into Consideration on Tuesday next, the first Business, being the Day appointed for the Business of the Excise.
An Ordinance for the Appointing and Issuing, out of
the Fine set upon Mr. Henley for his Delinquency, Four
thousand Pounds for the Service of the Forces of Abingdon Garison; and for securing and reimbursing, with Interest, to such Persons as shall lend any Part of the said
Four thousand Pounds; was this Day read; and, upon
the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords
for their Concurrence.
Mr. Allen is to carry it to the Lords.
A Letter from the Lord Lauderdaill, from WorcesterHouse, of March 26 1646, desiring, That the Earl of
Abercorn, a Prisoner, by Order of this House, might
have a Pass to go into Scotland, was this Day read.