Die Martis, 22 Septembris, 1646.
UPON the Report of Mr. Henry Pelham, from the
Committee of the Eastern Association, concerning
the State and Condition of the Forces in the County of
It is Ordered, upon the Question, That the Committee
at Goldsmiths-Hall, out of the first Monies that shall be
raised out of the Fines and Compositions of Sir Philip Tirwhit, Edward Pelham Esquire, Sir John Mounson, Mr.
John Newton, and Sir George Hennage, do pay unto
William Bury Esquire the Sum of Eight thousand Pounds,
for the Pay of the Forces of the County of Lincolne: And
that the Acquittance of the said William Bury shall be a
good Discharge to the Treasurers at Goldsmiths-Hall for
the Payment of the said Eight thousand Pounds accordingly.
Ordered, That Sir Edward Partherich, a Member of
this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.
The Question was propounded, Whether this House
would nominate and appoint Colonel Rous to be Governor
of the Isle of Silley; and that the Members of both Houses
that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, should
grant him a Commission accordingly:
And the Question being put, Whether the Question
should be now put;
It passed with the Affirmative.
And then the Question itself being put;
It is Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and
appoint Colonel Rous to be Governor of the Isle of Silly:
And that the Members of both Houses that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, do grant him a Commission accordingly.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and
The Lords have commanded us to return you this Ordinance for the Continuance of the Treasurers at War for
Six Months: It came from you: And the Lords have
agreed unto it; with these Alterations:-A Report from
the Committee of the Admiralty, for William Thomas to be
Captain of the great Frigate: Another Report from the
same Committee, for Thomas Turner to be Captain of the
Royalist Frigate: To both these the Lords have agreed;
and desire your Concurrence: The Ships are ready to go
away:-A Letter that came from the same Committee (it
was sent from Sir George Askew) concerning the State of
the Islands of Silly: Which the Lords have commanded
us to deliver unto you: This Vote for the Lord Roberts
to be Governor of those Islands: A Vote for the Earl of
Middlesex to be Lord Lieutenant of the County of Stafford: Two Ordinances for Two Ministers to be presented
to Two Livings: To all which they desire your Concurrence.
The Amendments to the Ordinance for continuing the
Committee and Treasurers of the Army, for Six Months
longer, were read: Which were, That the Ordinance should
continue till October next.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth adhere to the Ordinance, as it went from hence: And that a Conference
be desired with the Lords hereupon.
Mr. Scawen and Mr. Pury are appointed Managers of
Sir Walter Erle is appointed to go to the Lords, to desire this Conference.
He is likewise to desire a Conference upon the Ordinances returned from the Lords concerning the Moiety
of the Excise, for the Western and Northern Associations:
And carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the
Classes for the County of Lancaster.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the
Lords in nominating and appointing Captain William
Thomas to be Commander of the greater Frigate, lately
built at Deptford, called the Nonesuch; he having served
the Parliament formerly, in several Expeditions at Sea,
with Courage and Fidelity.
Ordered, That the Report from the Committee of the
Admiralty and Cinque-Ports, this Day sent from the Lords,
for Thomas Turner to be Captain of the Royalist Frigate,
Resolved, &c. That, as to the rest of the Particulars of
this Message, this House will send Answer by Messengers
of their own.
Answer returned by the same Messengers;
The House hath considered your Message: And, as
to the Appointing of Captain William Thomas to be Captain of the Nonesuch Frigate, they do agree: And, as to all
the rest, they will send Answer by Messengers of their
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Sollicitor, Mr. Selden, Mr.
Ellys, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Grimston, Mr. Lisle, Sir Thomas Widdrington, Mr. John Goodwyn, Mr. Prideaux, Mr.
Hill, Mr. Lane, Mr. Crewe, Mr. John Stephens, Mr.
William Stephens, be added to the Committee appointed
to confer with the Common-Council, or their Committee,
upon the Business of the Borrowing of the Two hundred
thousand Pounds: And are to meet presently; and make
their Report To-morrow Morning, if it can be ready.
Resolved, &c. That the Vote concerning the Disposal
of the King's Person, and the Declaration upon it, be
communicated to the Scotts Commissioners, by the Members of both Houses that are of the Committee of both
Resolved, &c. That the Lords Concurrence be desired
Mr. Holles is appointed to carry this to the Lords for
their Concurrence: And likewise the Votes appointed to
be carried by him to the Lords on Friday last: And the
Ordinance for Payment of One thousand Pounds to Sir
John Evelyn, out of Sir George Strode's Estate.
Resolved, &c. That a Committee be appointed to reduce the Propositions, lately presented to his Majesty at
Newcastle, into one or more Ordinances; Regard being
had to the Proposition made to the City for the Borrowing
of Two hundred thousand Pounds, and the Agreement
thereupon: And Mr. Sollicitor, Mr. Selden, Mr. Recorder,
Mr. Grimston, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Wm. Pierpont, Mr.
Boys, Mr. Ellis, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Crewe, Mr. Robinson, Sir William Lewes, Mr. Hill, Mr. Lisle, Sir Thomas
Widdrington, Mr. Ball, Mr. Samuel Browne, Sir Henry
Vane junior, Mr. Holles, Mr. Marten, Mr. Westrowe, and
Sir Arthur Heselrige, are appointed to be of this Committee: And they, or any Four of them, are to meet this
Afternoon at Four of the Clock, in the Duchy-Court.
And the Care of this Business is more particularly referred to Mr. Sollicitor.
Sir Walter Erle brings Answer, That the Lords will
send Answer, by Messengers of their own, to the Division
of the several Classes for the County of Lancaster: And
will grant a Conference in the Painted Chamber, presently
by Committees of both Houses, concerning the Ordinance
for Continuing of the Committee and Treasurers of the
Army, and concerning the Ordinances for the Excise of
the Western and Northern Association.
Ordered, That Mr. Prideaux be added to the Managers
of the Conference upon the Ordinance for continuing the
Committee and Treasurers of the Army, and upon the
Ordinance for a Moiety of the Excise to the Western Association.
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Widdrington be added to
the Managers of the Conference upon the Ordinance for a
Moiety of the Excise of the Northern Association to be
granted to the said Association.
Sir Anthony Irby reports, from the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall, the Delinquency of Dame Judith Clerke, of
Pleshy in the County of Essex, Widow: Which was, That
she supplied her Son with Monies; and maintained him in
Arms against the Parliament: Her Estate, in Jointure,
for her Life, is One hundred and Sixty Pounds per Annum; and an Annuity, for her Life, of One hundred and
Sixty Pounds per Annum: For a Composition for which
Estate the Committee propound the Fine of Three hundred
and Twenty Pounds.
The humble Petition of Robert Clerke, Son and Heir
to Sir Robert Clerke, late of Newarks in the County of
Essex, Knight, deceased, was this Day read.
A Certificate from the Committee of the County of
Essex, from Chelmesford, concerning the Values of the Manor of Newarks in the said County; and testifying the
good Affections of Mr. Robert Clerke; was read; and
nothing done upon it.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum
of Three hundred and Twenty Pounds of Dame Judith
Clerke, of Pleshy in the County of Essex, Widow, for a
Fine, for her Delinquency: Her Offence is, That she supplied her Son with Monies; and maintained him in Arms
against the Parliament: Her Estate is One hundred and
Sixty Pounds per Annum, for Jointure; and an Annuity
of One hundred and Sixty Pounds more, during her Life.
An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Dame Judith
Clark, in the County of Essex, for her Delinquency, and
for Discharge of the Sequestration of her Estate, was this
Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered
to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Mr. Holles brings Answer, That the Lords will send
Answer to the Message this Day carried by him to the
Lords, by Messengers of their own.
Ordered, That the Business of Ireland be taken into
Consideration on Friday Morning next: And that Mr.
Samuel Browne, and Mr. Pury, do then make their several Reports concerning Monies for Ireland.
Ordered, That the Ordinance for the County of Chester
be read the Second time on Thursday Morning next.