House of Commons Journal Volume 4
11 May 1646

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 4: 11 May 1646', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 4: 1644-1646 (1802), pp. 541-543. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=23690 Date accessed: 22 August 2014.


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Die Lunæ, 11 Maii, 1646.

Prayers.

A Letter from the Secretary to the Army, acquainting the House, That the Gentleman-Usher of the House of Peers was come with an Order from that House, to require the Duke of Richmond, and the Earl of Lindsey, to be delivered to the said Gentleman-Usher, to be brought Prisoners to Windsor-Castle, was this Day read.

Resolved, &c. That a Letter be written from Mr. Speaker to the General, to desire him, That the Duke of Richmond, and the Earl of Lyndsey, may be sent Prisoners to the Castle of Windsor: And that his great Respects to the House may be taken notice of.

Sir Thomas Widdrington is appointed to prepare this Letter.

Ordered, That, at a Conference, it be represented unto the Lords, the Inconvenience that must necessarily follow, if the Duke of Richmond, and Earl of Lindsey, should be continued so near as Windsore-Castle; and to desire, That they might be removed to some Place further remote.

A Letter from Banbury, of 9 Maii 1646, from Colonel Edward Whaley, was this Day read; relating, That he is now fully possessed of the Stronghold the Castle of Banbury, with all the Arms, Ammunition, and Ordnance; and that Sir William Compton marched away the Day before.

Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Thirty Pounds be bestowed upon the Messenger that brought this Letter: And that the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies, at Haberdashers-Hall, do pay the said Thirty Pounds accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Three Counties of Oxon, Bucks, and Berks, and to the Members of this House that are of Northamptonshire and Warwickshire, and of Coventry, to confer with the Lord Say, and the General, How the Castle of Banbury may be made untenable, in such manner as may be the least Prejudice to the Inheritance of the Lord Say: And that if they shall think fit, that the House should be demolished, that then they consider of Satisfaction to be given to the Lord Say for the same.

Resolved, &c. That Fifty Pounds be bestowed upon Captain Hooper, the Engineer employed in the Taking of Banbury-Castle, as a Gratuity: And that the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies, sitting at Haberdashers-Hall, do pay the same accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Resolved, &c. That One hundred Pounds be bestowed upon Colonel Edward Whalley, who commanded at the Siege at Banbury, to buy him Two Horses: And that the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies, sitting at Haberdashers-Hall, do forthwith pay the same accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Ordered, That a Letter of Thanks be sent to Colonel Whalley, for his good and faithful Service against Banbury-Castle, and in other Services of the Parliament: And Sir Peter Wentworth is appointed to write this Letter.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Members of this House that are of Hampshire, to consider of a Way and Course for the Paying and Maintaining of the Garison of Portsmouth; and to present the same to the House.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committees of Northamptonshire, to consider what Part of the Arrears in Northamptonshire is fit to be levied and collected in that County.

The Question being put, Whether the Door shall be locked; and no Members suffered to go out without particular Leave;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Mr. Holles, Tellers for the Yea: 118.
Sir Phil. Stapleton, With the Yea,
Mr. Lisle, Tellers for the Noe: 123.
Sir Peter Wentworth, With the Noe,

So that the Question passed with the Negative.

The Question being put, Whether these Words; videlicet, "that so soon as the King, upon the Demand of both Houses, shall be delivered to be disposed as both Houses shall appoint;" shall be added to the Question in Debate, concerning the Demand of the Garisons, &c.;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir John Evelyn, Tellers for the Yea: 103.
Sir Henry Vane junior, With the Yea,
Mr. Holles, Tellers for the Noe: 115.
Sir Phil. Stapleton, With the Noe,

The Question being put, Whether this Question shall be now put; viz. That a Demand be made to his Majesty, and his positive Answer, without Treaty, thereunto required, for the immediate and present Delivery up to the Parliaments of England and Scotland, respectively, all the Garisons held out by his Command, or in his Name, in England, Ireland, and Scotland, Dominion of Wales, the Isles of Jersey and Guernsey; and for the immediate disbanding all his Forces in the Places aforesaid; and for disavowing all Acts of Peace, Treaties, or Cessations, done by him in Ireland; and that he leave the Managing and Prosecution of the whole War of Ireland to the Two Houses of the Parliament of England;

The House was divided.

The Noes went forth.

Mr. Holles, Tellers for the Yea: 130.
Sir Philip Stapleton, With the Yea,
Sir Henry Vane junior, Tellers for the Noe: 106.
Sir John Evelyn, With the Noe,

So that the Question itself being put;

It is Resolved, &c. That a Demand be made to his Majesty, and his positive Answer, without Treaty, required thereunto, for the immediate and present Delivery up to the Parliaments of England and Scotland, respectively, all the Garisons held out by his Command, or in his Name, in England, Ireland, and Scotland, Dominion of Wales, the Isles of Jersey and Guernsey; and for the immediate disbanding all his Forces in the Places aforesaid; and for disavowing all Acts of Peace, Treaties, or Cessations, done by him in Ireland; and that he leave the Managing and Prosecution of the whole War of Ireland to the Two Houses of the Parliament of England.

The Question being put, Whether the Question for the Lords Concurrence shall be now put;

The House was divided.

The Noes went forth.

Sir Wm. Waller, Tellers for the Yea: 85.
Sir Phil. Stapleton, With the Yea,
Lord Lisle, Tellers for the Noe: 101.
Sir Jo. Evelyn, With the Noe,

So that the Question passed with the Negative.

Ordered, upon the Question, That the Reasons to be offered to the Lords at a Conference, for Adhering to the Vote concerning the Disposal of the Person of the King, shall be taken into Consideration on Wednesday Morning, the first Business: And that no other Business do intervene.

Ordered, &c. That both the Sermons appointed to be preached before the Commons To-morrow, the Twelfth of this instant May, at St. Margaret's, Westminster, be both preached in the Morning.

A Letter was read from Captain John Hudson, from Lincolne, of 9 Maii 1646, directed to Mr. Barwise, a Member of this House; relating, That, upon occasion of some Troops of the Lord Kircudbright's Regiment's laying Assessments, and raising Monies and Provisions in some Parts of Cumberland, that they and the CountyPeople were fallen together by the Ears, and in Blood; and divers other Complaints of great Oppressions and Injuries offered to the People of the Northern Parts were this Day informed to the House.

Resolved, &c. That, on Wednesday Morning next, the next Business after That concerning the Reasons, to be offered at a Conference, Why this House doth adhere to their Vote concerning the Disposal of the King's Person, the Debate be taken into Consideration, concerning the Disposal of the Forces late employed at the Siege of Newarke, and sending Forces Northward, to prevent the Confluence of Malignants about the King's Person, to the Disturbance of the Peace of those Parts, and for the Protecting of the Well-affected there; and likewise to consider of some Way of raising Monies; and of the most convenient Way for the Disposing of the Scotts Forces.

Ordered, &c. That the House be adjourned till Wednesday next, at Eight of Clock. And

Mr. Speaker adjourned the House accordingly.