House of Commons Journal Volume 4
16 April 1646

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 4: 16 April 1646', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 4: 1644-1646 (1802), pp. 511-512. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=23669 Date accessed: 01 November 2014.


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Die Jovis, 16 Aprilis, 1646.

Prayers.

ORdered, That the Report concerning Sir John Danvers; and the Report concerning the Earl of Stamford; be made, peremptorily, on Tuesday Morning next, the first Business.

Ordered, That the Report concerning Dover-Castle be made on Tuesday Morning next.

Ordered, That Colonel Ceely, a Member of this House, be referred to the Committee of Accompts; to state and certify his Accompts.

Ordered, That Captain Baxter be referred to the Committee of Accompts; to state and certify his Accompts.

WHereas, by Ordinance of the Fifteenth of this instant April, Mr. John Fathers is appointed Rector and Parson of the Church and Parish of Stoake-Damerell in the County of Cornewall; in which Ordinance the Name Stoake-Damerell, as to the Word "Damerell," is mistaken, the right Name of the said Church and Parish being Stoake-Climesland: It is Ordained, by the Lords and Commons, assembled in Parliament, That the said Ordinance, as to the said Word "Damerell," be amended and altered; and that the Word "Climesland," be inserted into the said Ordinance, instead of the said Word "Damerell."

Ordered, That Mr. Hallowes, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country for One Month.

The House, according to Order, took into Consideration the Manner of communicating to the Assembly of Divines the Vote passed upon their Petition; and what is further fit to be done upon it.

Resolved, &c. That a Committee be nominated, to state the Particulars of the Breach of Privilege in the Petition from the Assembly of Divines, upon the Debate had in the House; and to present them to the House, that, upon their Approbation, they may be represented to the Assembly of Divines.

Sir Henry Vane junior, Mr. Selden, Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes, Mr. Sollicitor, Mr. Holles, Sir Arthur Haslerige, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Nathanael Fiennes, Mr. Whitelock, Mr. Hodges, Mr. Serjeant Wilde, Sir Thomas Widdrington, Mr. Samuel Browne, Mr. John Stephens, Mr. Ashurst, Sir William Lewes, Mr. Marten, Sir Peter Wentworth, Sir John Coke, Sir William Masham, Mr. Tate, Mr. Recorder, Sir Henry Vane, Mr. Rous, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Ellis, Mr. Knightley, Sir Gilbert Gerard;

This Committee, or any Five of them, is appointed to state the Particulars of the Breach of Privilege in the Petition from the Assembly of Divines, upon the Debate had in the House: And are to present them to the House, that, upon their Approbation, they may be represented to the Assembly of Divines: And the Care of this Business is more particularly referred to Sir Arthur Haselrige and Mr. Marten: And are to meet upon it this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber.

Resolved, &c. That the Questions, to be propounded to the Divines, considered of by a Sub-Committee of the Grand Committee for Religion, and read in the Grand Committee, shall be now read in the House.

Resolved, &c. That further Power shall be given to the Committee above-named, to prepare Questions to be propounded to the Divines, upon the Matter of divine Right, for them to return their Answer, in Writing: They are likewise to consider of the former Questions, considered of by the Grand Committee; and what Alterations and Additions are fit to be made to those Questions; and what other Things are fit to be propounded: And are to present all to the House To-morrow Morning.

Ordered, That Sir Christopher Yelverton, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go the Bath, for Recovery of his Health.

Ordered, That Patrick Allen be, this Afternoon, brought to the Committee where Mr. Lisle hath the Chair: And that Sir John Temple and the Lord Lisle be added to the said Committee: And that the said Committee have Authority to commit him close Prisoner to what Prison they shall think fit; and to examine him, as they shall see Cause: And the Soldiers, who brought the said Patrick Allen from Portsmouth, are to take care of him, that none may speak with him, until he be brought before the said Committee.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee of both Kingdoms, concerning North-Wales, be taken into Consideration on Saturday Morning next.

Ordered, That the Report concerning Dover-Castle be made on Saturday Morning next, after the Business of North-Wales.

Ordered, That the Business concerning the Northern Association be taken into Consideration next and immediately after the Business of Ireland, which is appointed for the first Business: And that if it cannot be considered of then, that then it be taken into Consideration on Saturday Morning: And that Mr. Speaker do put the House in mind hereof.

Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes was appointed to go to the Lords; and desire them to take the Vote of this House, sent unto their Lordships for their Concurrence, concerning the Burning of a Book, intituled, "Some Papers of the Scotts Commissioners, &c." into their speedy Consideration.

And went to the Lords with this Message accordingly.

Mr. Knightley carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Vote for inhibiting the Granting of Passes for Transportation of Horses: The Vote for Denial of Passes to Persons in any of the King's Garisons: The Order for Interest to the Advancers of the Four thousand Pounds for the Scotts Officers, to be paid by the Committee at Haberdashers-Hall: The Order for Singing of Mr. Rous his Psalms through the Kingdom of England, Dominion of Wales, and Town of Berwick: The Order to forbid Committees from intermeddling with the Interest or Title of private Persons: The Vote for accepting of Five hundred Pounds of Mrs. Murray, for Discharge of the Sequestration of her Estate: The Order for Fifty Pounds for Mr. Robert Fogge: The Order for Fifty Pounds to Norton the Messenger: And the Order for One hundred Pounds to Mr. Potter the Messenger: All these Sums to be paid to them out of Mrs. Murraye's Fine:-And the Order for Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Mason to have a Commission to be Governor of Ruthyn-Castle.

An Ordinance for bringing in the Arrears of the Court of Wards, fallen before the Four-and-twentieth of February last, was this Day read the Second time: And

Upon the Question of Commitment;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir Henry Vane, Tellers for the Yea: 65.
Sir Michael Livesay, With the Yea,
Sir John Curson, Tellers for the Noe: 51.
Sir Peter Wentworth, With the Noe,

So that the Ordinance was resolved to be committed unto a Committee of the whole House: With Power to consider, How the Parties, that have had Suits depending there, may have Redress; and how the Debts already fallen, and the Arrears thereof, may be gotten in.

Resolved, &c. That the Grand Committee shall have Power to take into Consideration all Officers that have sustained Loss, by taking away the Court of Wards and Liveries, and Tenures; having regard to their good Affections and Necessities.

Ordered, That the Lord Say and Sir Benjamin Rudiard, the Master and Surveyor of the Court of Wards and Liveries, be specially recommended to the Grand Committee for the Ordinance concerning the Court of Wards and Liveries.

Ordered, That the House do sit in a Grand Committee, on Tuesday Morning next, to take into Consideration the Ordinance concerning the Court of Wards and Liveries, this Day committed unto the said Grand Committee.