Die Mercurii, 7 Octobris, 1646.
UPON a Report from the Committee of both Kingdoms;
It is Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with
the Committee of both Kingdoms, That the Forces in
Radnorshire, under Colonel Martyn, be forthwith disbanded: And that some Course be forthwith taken to
put the County of Radnor into a Posture of Defence, to
avoid Tumults that may happen amongst them: And that
it be referred to the Members of both Houses that are
of the Committee of both Kingdoms, to consider of a
Way for putting the said County into a Posture of Defence; and to report the same to the House.
Upon a Report from the Committee of both Kingdoms;
A Letter from the said Committee, of 15 Aprilis
1646, to the Committee of Salop, concerning Sir Robert
Eyton's Employment to Beaumaurice-Castle; and the Engagement of Colonel Mytton to the said Sir Robert Eyton,
and to the Governor of the said Castle, and his Son, of
5 Junii 1646, upon the Surrender thereof; were this
Day read: And
It is Resolved, &c. That, in Confirmation of the Undertaking of the Committee of both Kingdoms, and of Colonel
Mitton, concerning the Surrender of the Castle of Beaumaurice, this House doth agree, That Sir Robert Eyton,
Mr. Thomas Bulkley, and Mr. Richard Bulkley his Son, be
freed and discharged of and from their respective Delinquencies: And that the Sequestrations of their respective
Estates be freely taken off, and discharged.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, That Mr. Recorder do prepare, and bring in,
one or more Ordinances, for authorizing his Majesty's
Sollicitor-General to prepare one or more Pardons unto
Sir Robert Eyton, Mr. Thomas Bulkley, and unto Mr.
Richard Bulkley his Son, for their respective Delinquencies, and for granting and restoring to them their Estates
The humble Petition of Peter Baxter, Serjeant-Major,
and Governor of Hurst-Castle, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That the Sum of Three hundred Pounds
be paid unto Major Baxter, by the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall, upon Account, out of the Fines and Compositions of such Delinquents of the County of Hants, as
he shall nominate to the said Committee: And that the
Acquittance of the said Major Baxter, or his Assigns, shall
be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the Committee
and Treasurers at Goldsmiths-Hall aforesaid, for the Payment of the said Sum of Three hundred Pounds accordingly.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Members of both
Houses that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, to
consider and advise with the Gentlemen of Hants, What
Number of additional Forces, over and above the old
Establishment, will be sit to be assigned and established,
for the Safety and Preservation of Hurst-Castle; and what
Establishment shall be appointed for their Maintenance;
and where and how raised; and to report it with all convenient Speed to the House.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Revenue, to take into speedy Consideration, and to give
effectual Order for, the speedy and sufficient Repair of
Hurst-Castle, being a Place of great Importance.
Ordered, That the whole Report from the Committee
of both Kingdoms, this Day made by Sir William Armyn,
concerning Saltpetre and Powder, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of the Army, and of the
Navy, joined together as to this Business: And they are
to consider of the whole Business of this Report, both
touching such Contracts as are, or shall be, made with the
Persons concerned, and concerning the Providing of Monies for making good such Contracts; and to report their
Opinions, upon the whole Business of this Report, to the
House: And Sir Walter Erle is added to this Committee,
as to this Business.
Resolved, &c. That Threescore Barrels of Powder, and
Twelve Tons of Match, be forthwith supplied, out of
the public Stores, for the Service of the Castle of Scarborough: And that the Committee for Powder and Ammunition do take Order herein accordingly.
The Question being propounded, Whether the weekly
Allowance of Twenty Pounds per Week shall be allowed
to the Widow of the Earl of Mulgrave, deceased;
The Question was put, Whether this Question shall be
It passed with the Negative.
Whereas the Sum of Fifty Pounds per Week was heretofore ordered to be weekly paid to the Earl of Mulgrave,
by the Treasurers of Sequestrations at Guildhall, London;
and the Payment thereof is, by the Death of the said Earl,
now ceased and determined: It is Resolved, &c. That the
like Sum of Fifty Pounds per Week be weekly paid, by
the said Treasurers for Sequestrations at Guildhall aforesaid, unto the Treasurers for maimed Soldiers at ChristChurch, to be issued and paid out, by the said Treasurers
at Christ-Church, by the Orders and Directions of the Committee of this House, appointed formerly to consider of
the Necessities of the poor Widows, where Sir Thomas
Dacres hath the Chair, unto such Persons only as they shall
think fit: And it is especially referred to this Committee,
to take care of such Widows, whose Husbands have died
in the Service of the Parliament.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
West, to provide and supply, unto Mrs. Francklyn, Widow, the Relict of John Francklyn, late of Malborough
in the County of Wiltes, Esquire, a Member of this House,
who died a Prisoner in the Service of the Parliament, the
Sum of Four Pounds per Week, for the present Subsistence of her, and her Family; to continue until the said
Committee shall provide some further and better Recompence, for the future Maintenance and Support of
her and Children, in Consideration of their great Loss,
and in Acknowledgment of the good Affections of the
said Mr. John Francklyn to this great Cause of Liberty and
Religion, asserted and maintained by the Parliament.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Eastern Association do forthwith take into Consideration the Arrears of
Pay due unto Major Francklyn, slain in the Service of the
Parliament, at the Storming of Lincolne; and do take Order, That his Accompts may be audited and stated: And
that they do give a Debenture for what shall appear to be
due upon his Entertainment.
Ordered, That the Members formerly appointed to go
to the Commissioners of Excise, earnestly to press them
to advance the Ten thousand Pounds, formerly assigned,
upon the Receipts of the Excise, for the Relief of divers
Widows, and necessitous Persons, do repair to the Commissioners of the Excise, upon this Service, this Afternoon.
Ordered, That Sir John Burgoine do prepare, and bring
in, an Ordinance of Four hundred Pounds, charged with
Interest, payable at the End of every Six Months, for
the Forbearance thereof; to be employed for the Relief
of divers poor Irish Protestants.
A Letter from Sir Thomas Fairfax, General, from
Forrest-Hill, of 18 Septembris 1646, directed to Mr.
Scawen, was this Day read; and was, to desire, That Captain Blackwell, with a Supply of Treasure, may be speedily
dispatched to the Army.
Ordered, That Sir William Armyn do forthwith go to
the Lords, to desire them to expedite the Ordinance, formerly sent unto them, for continuing the Committee, and
of the Army.
Sir William Armyn brings Answer, That the Lords will
take the Message delivered by him into speedy Consideration; and will send Answer thereunto, by Messengers of
Resolved, &c. That the Time of Six Months shall be
expressed in the Question, for laying an Assessment for
Maintenance of the Army under the Command of Sir
Resolved, &c. That Assesses be laid upon the Kingdom, for the Maintenance of the Army under Sir Thomas
Fairfax, for Six Months, from the First of this present
October: And that an Ordinance be brought in accordingly. And Mr. Scawen is to prepare, and bring in, this
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to reduce the
Propositions into Ordinances do meet this Afternoon at
Three of Clock, in the Duchy-Court: And that they
make Report of this Business on Monday Morning next.
Ordered, That, on Monday Morning next, Mr. Serjeant Wilde do report the Ordinance for taking away the
Court of Wards.
Ordered, That a Warrant shall issue forth, under Mr.
Speaker's Hand, directed to the Clerk of the Crown in
Chancery, to issue forth a Writ, for the new Election of
a Burgess for the Borough of Shaftbury in the County of
Dorset, in the place of Mr. Wm. Whitaker, deceased.
Ordered, That the Establishment and Ordinance for
Bristoll be brought in on Monday next.