Die Jovis, 7 Maii, 1646.
The humble Petition of Colonel Thomas Rokeby; desiring, That he might have Liberty to transport
some Prisoners into France.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Prisoners, to take Order, That a List of the Prisoners in the
Prisons of London, and adjacent Counties, may be sent
unto them, with a Note of their respective Crimes and Offences, and of their Qualities; and likewise that Colonel
Rokeby do give in to the said Committee a List of such
Prisoners, or other Soldiers, which he hath raised; and of
their Condition and Quality.
An Ordinance for Raising of Five hundred Pounds, out
of Papists and Delinquents Estates, for Relief of John
Lewes, late of Clara in the County of Kilkenny in the Kingdom of Ireland, was this Day read the First and Second
time; and, upon the Question, assented unto.
The humble Petition of Miles Temple, Collector of the
Customs in Dover, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of
Examinations, to examine the whole Matter concerning
the Seizure of the Wools mentioned in the said Petition;
and to report the same to the House. And
It is further Ordered, That all Proceedings in the Exchequer, or elsewhere, at the Common Law, be, and are
hereby, injoined to be staid, till further Order from this
Ordered, That the Two Ordinances, one concerning the
Customs, the other concerning Wools and Fullers-Earth,
be read on Monday Morning next, the first Business.
Ordered, That the Ordinance, for Maintenance of Ministers at Gloucester, be read To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Letter from the Commissioners of
both Houses, of 5 Maii 1646, from the Leaguer before
Newarke; the Letter from the Commissioners of the Parliament of Scotland to the said Commissioners of both
Houses, inclosed; the Letter from Colonel-General Pointz;
and Part of the Letter from Monsieur Augier, from Paris,
read in the House; together with the Votes concerning the
Disposing of the King's Person; and the Order for desireing, That a proportionable Number of the Members of the
House of Peers, that are of the Committee appointed to
reside with the Scotts Army, may forthwith go down to
Newarke; be all delivered to the Lords at a Conference.
Sir Henry Vane, Mr. Samuel Browne, and Sir Peter
Wentworth, are appointed Managers of this Conference.
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Dacres do go to the Lords,
to desire a Conference, by a Committee of both Houses,
concerning the Letters and Votes above-mentioned.
He carried with him to the Lords, for their Concurrence,
the Order for Twenty Pounds for the Trumpeter that
brought the News of the Surrender of Banbury-Castle; and
the Ordinance for Fifteen hundred Pounds, out of Sir
Humphry Tracye's Fine, to Sir William Lister.
An Ordinance for continuing the Ordinance touching
the Garison of Bristoll, and the Assessments for the Maintaining thereof, was this Day read: And, the Term of
"Six Months" being altered to "Three Months," was
read the Second time; and, upon the Question, passed;
and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
A Letter from the Committee at Gloucester, of 1 Maii
1646, concerning the Assessments upon some Parts of the
County of Gloucester, assessed towards the Maintaining of
the Garison of Bristoll, was this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of Hugh Browne, John Haggott, George Hart, and
Josias Clotterbooke, Citizens of Bristoll, to be added to the
Committees for the City of Bristoll.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
An Ordinance for bringing in the Arrears and Monies
fallen due before the Ordinance passed both Houses for the
taking away the Court of Wards, was this Day read the
First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Pelham, Sir Thomas Wroth, Mr. Grimston, Mr. Sollicitor, Sir Dudley
North, Sir William Lewes, Mr. Samuel Browne, Mr. Prideaux, Colonel White, Mr. Whitelock, Mr. Robert Goodwyn, Mr. Serjeant Wylde, Sir John Burgoyne, Mr. Hill,
Sir Thomas Widdrington, Colonel William Strode, Mr.
Marten, Mr. Long, Mr. Thorpe, Mr. Selden, Sir Robert
Pye: And they, or any Four of them, are to meet upon
it this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Court of
Wards: And are to bring it in To-morrow Morning: And
the Care of it is more particularly referred to Mr. Rigby.
Mr. Rigby, Mr. Nathanael Fiennes, Sir Henry Cholmeley, Mr. Ball, Mr. Holland, Mr. Hill, Sir Thomas Wroth,
Sir Arthur Hesilrige, Mr. Whitelock, Mr. Prideaux, Mr.
Francis Allen, Mr. Marten, Mr. Robert Goodwyn, Mr.
Stoughton, Mr. Holles, Mr. Leman, Sir Benjamin Rudyard,
Mr. Blakiston, Sir John Evelyn, Mr. Bingham, Mr. Challenor, Sir John Coke, Sir Robert Pye, Mr. Samuel Browne,
Mr. Wheeler, Sir John Burgoyne;
This Committee, or any Four of them, are to take into
Consideration all Ordinances concerning the Revenue belonging to Paul's; and to examine, Whether Doctor Burges hath sat as one of the Committee in any of the said Ordinances; and how the Revenues belonging to Paul's have
been received and disposed, by whom, and to whom; and
what Jurisdiction is, or of late hath been, exercised in or
concerning Paul's, and by whom; and also all Misdemeanors in the Collecting, Receiving or Paying of the said
Revenues: And Mr. Ball and Mr. Leman are to take care
hereof: And are to meet thereupon To-morrow in the
Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Queen's Court;
and so from time to time: And have Power to send for
Parties, Papers, Witnesses, and Records.
Sir Thomas Dacres brings Answer, That the Lords have
agreed to a Conference, to be between Committees of both
Houses, as is desired; and That to be forthwith in the
Painted Chamber: And, as to the Ordinances for Fifteen hundred Pounds, out of Sir Humphry Tracie's Fine,
to Sir Wm. Lister; and the Order for Twenty Pounds to
the Trumpeter that brought the News of the Rendition of
Banbury-Castle; they do agree.
Mr. Scawen reports the Amendments to the Ordinance
for the Establishment of the Garison of Kingston upon Hull:
The which were twice read; and, upon the Question,
And the Ordinance, so amended, upon the Question,
passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their
Resolved, &c. That a Warrant do issue, under Mr.
Speaker's Hand, to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery,
for a Writ to issue, for the Election of a Knight to serve
the County of Devon, in the place of Edward Seymor
Esquire, formerly chosen to serve for that County, and
since disabled by Judgment of Parliament.
Ordered, &c. That a Letter be sent from this House,
and signed by Mr. Speaker, to the Committee of Northumberland, to take care of the Safety of Holy-Island: And
that they do put Forces into the said Island, for the Preservation of the said Isle: And Colonel White is appointed
to prepare and bring in this Letter.
Ordered, &c. That One hundred and Fifty Barrels of
Powder, Twenty Tons of Match, Five hundred Musquets, Five Saker-Shot, Four hundred Demiculverin,
Three hundred Drake-Shot, Twenty Ream of Paper Royal
for Cartridges, Six Culverin-Ladles, Twelve Demiculverin-Ladles, Twelve Saker-Ladles, Twelve Drake-Ladles, Five hundred Copper Nails, Half of the larger, and
Half of the smaller, Four Dozen of dried Sheepskins,
with the Wool, Twelve Pounds of Brass Wire, for Binding of Cases, Two thousand Two-peny Nails, One thousand Three-peny Nails, Four Dozen of Staves for Ladles
and Sponges, be forthwith provided and furnished, out of
the publick Stores, for the Service of the Garison of Kingston upon Hull: And that the Committee for Ammunition do take care, that these Particulars be furnished accordingly.
An Ordinance for continuing the Ordinance concerning
the collecting, receiving, and taking the Duties imposed
upon Merchandize, for the Defence of the Town and Port
of Plymouth, and Isle of St. Nicholas, Town of Poole, LymeRegis, and Places adjacent, for Six Months longer, was
this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
An Ordinance for settling upon Robert Scawen Esquire,
a Member of this House, certain Lands in the Isle of Thanett, holden of Christ-Church, Canterbury, for Terms of
Lives, belonging unto Doctor Warner, late Bishop of Rochester, a Delinquent, was this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That Two thousand Pounds be bestowed
upon Robert Scawen Esquire, out of the Twentieth-Part,
and Fine, and Composition of Doctor Warnor, late Bishop
of Rochester: And that it be referred to the Committee at
Haberdashers-Hall, to make Composition with the said
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
A Letter from Major-General Pointze, from the Leaguer before Newarke, of Maii 5 , concerning the King's
coming to the Scotts Army, was this Day read.
Ordered, &c. That John Taylor, the Messenger that
brought the Letter from Major-General Pointz, from the
Leaguer before Newarke, of Maii 5 1646, shall have
Ten Pounds bestowed upon him, and paid by the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies,
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.