Die Jovis, 29 Octobris, 1646.
ORdered, upon the Question, That the Earl of Salisbury shall have the Pre-emption of Worcester-House;
paying as much for it, as any other Man really shall.
Ordered, upon the Question, That the Earl of Kent
shall have, for his Accommodation, the Pre-emption of
any Delinquent's, Bishop's, or Dean's House, such as he
shall make Choice of; paying as much for it, as any other
Man really shall.
Ordered, That the Six thousand Pounds, formerly
charged upon the Receipts of the Revenue, to be respectively paid to the Earl of Kent, the Executors of the Earl
of Bolingbroke, Oliver St. John Esquire, his Majesty's Sollicitor-General, Mr. Serjeant Wilde, Samuel Browne, and
Edmund Prideaux, Esquires, late Commissioners of the
Great Seal, be now charged upon the Receipts at Goldsmiths-Hall, to be paid to the Persons aforesaid respectively,
to each of them One thousand Pounds, out of such Delinquents Fines, as they shall nominate unto the Committee
at Goldsmiths-Hall, whose Fines are not yet disposed of:
And that the respective Acquittances of the Persons aforementioned shall be sufficient Discharges to the Committee
at Goldsmiths-Hall, and the Treasurers there, for the Payment of the said respective Sums of One thousand Pounds
to each of them accordingly.
Mr. Sollicitor, Mr. Samuel Browne, Mr. Ashurst, Mr.
Swinsen, Sir Thomas Dacres, Colonel Harvey, Mr. White,
Mr. Stockdale, Sir Robert Pye, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Edwards, Sir Henry Cholmeley, Sir Arthur Heselrige, Sir Samuel Rolles, Mr. Whitehead, Mr. Wheeler, Sir Walter Erle,
Mr. Holles, Sir Edward Partherich, Mr. Challoner, Mr.
Knightley, Mr. Strode, Sir Wm. Brereton, Mr. Pury, Mr.
John Stephens, Mr. Prideaux, Sir Philip Stapilton, Sir William Allenson, Sir William Lewes, Mr. Recorder, Sir Wm.
Massam, Mr. Whitelock, Sir Thomas Middleton, Mr. Moore,
Mr. * Young, Mr. Nelthorpe, Mr. Cawley, Mr. Charleton, Mr. Ball, Mr. Marten, Mr. Lane, Mr. Whittacre,
This Committee, or any Five of them, is appointed to
consider of Instructions to be given to the Committees in
the Countries, and others, for Discovering of the Values
of Delinquents Estates excepted from Pardon, and of the
Number of, and Value of the Estates of Papists in Arms,
or otherwise excepted, according to the Propositions; and
to consider of the most expeditious and effectual Ways for
making speedy Sale of all such Estates to the best Advantage of the Commonwealth: And are to meet upon it
To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the
Duchy-Chamber; and so de die in diem, as they shall
think fit: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses;
Ordered, That, every Tuesday and Thursday, in every
Week, peremptorily, the House do hear and receive Reports from the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall only.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall, to take care, and give Order, that all Ordinances of Sequestrations, and all Instructions given to Sequestrators, be effectually put in due Execution; and to
consider of removing such Obstructions, as are, or shall be,
in the Business of Sequestrations, to the Prejudice of the
Commonwealth; and to consider of some expeditious and
fitting Way of quickening the Compositions with Delinquents, and of removing the Obstructions that are in that Business, and settling it in such a Way as may be most effectual
for the speedy bringing in the Monies upon Delinquents
Compositions, to the best Advantage of the Kingdom.
The humble Petition of divers of the Committee of Hereford, whose Names are subscribed, was this Day read:
It is Ordered, That the whole Matter of this Petition,
together with the Circumstances of that Business, and the
Letter from the Governor and Officers at Hereford, of
19 Octobris 1646, together with the Examinations sent
up with the said Letter, be all referred to the Consideration
and Examination of the Committee formerly appointed to
consider of the Articles exhibited against the Governor of
Hereford, together with the Addition of Mr. Selden: And
they are to meet upon it To-morrow at Two of the Clock
in the Afternoon.
Mr. Speaker acquainting the House, That he had taken
the Word of Mr. Bromwich, sent up Prisoner from the
Governor of Hereford, to appear at all such times as the
House, or any of their Committees, shall require it; and
had discharged him from the Restraint or Custody of such
Guards, as were sent up with him;
The House approved thereof.
An Ordinance for committing the Custody of the Great
Seal to the Speakers of both Houses, and appointing
them, with the Judges, and Masters of the Chancery, to
hear and determine Causes in Chancery, was this Day read
the First and Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Name of Edward Earl of Manchester, Speaker of the House of Peers pro tempore, shall
be inserted in the Commission for Hearing of Causes in
Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate, and approve of, Robert Powell Esquire to be Sheriff of the County
of Salop: And that the Commissioners of the Great Seal
do issue unto him a Commission accordingly.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Mr. Recorder, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Whitelock, Mr. Samuel Browne, Mr. Prideaux, are appointed presently to
withdraw, upon the Ordinance concerning the Custody of
the Great Seal, and Hearing of Causes in Chancery.
Ordered, That the more particular Care and Consideration of the Scotts Papers, lately brought in, and referred,
and of preparing an Answer to them, be referred to Mr.
Pierpont, Mr. Nathanael Fiennes, Sir John Evelyn of
Wiltes, and Mr. Chaloner: Who are required to take especial Care of this Business; and to bring in a speedy Answer unto them.
The humble Petition of Elizabeth Countess Dowager of
Peterborough was this Day read.
Mr. Pierpont was appointed to go to the Lords, to desire them to expedite the Ordinance for suspending the
Privileges of the Members of both Houses.
He also carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence,
the Ordinance concerning such Prisoners of the Parliament's, as shall be removed out of the Tower, or the Serjeants Custody, by Habeas Corpus: And an Ordinance
for granting a Pardon unto Poole, and Five others, for
their respective Delinquencies.
Ordered, by the Consent of the Lord Mounson, That
he do wave his Privilege of a Member of this House, as
to any Action to be brought against him at the Common
Law by the Countess of Peterborough, for the Tryal of
her Title to any Lands claimed by the said Lord Mounson,
or by the said Countess of Peterborough.
Mr. Sollicitor, Mr. Long, Mr. Crewe, Mr. Robinson,
Mr. Grimston, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Pierpont, Mr. Bond, Mr. Ellys, Mr. Fowell, Mr. Miles Corbett, Mr. Harrington, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Gott,
Mr. Ball, Sir Richard Onslowe, Mr. Marten, Mr. Ashurst,
Mr. Samuel Browne, Mr. Tate, Mr. Shuttleworth, Sir John
This Committee, or any Three of them, are appointed
to prepare an Ordinance for relieving the Subject against
the Privileges of Members, and their Servants, in point
of Title, and of Debt: And are to meet upon it on Monday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the
Court of Wards: And have Power to send for Parties,
Witnesses, Papers, Records.
And the more particular Care hereof is referred to Mr.
Samuel Browne and Mr. Grimston.
Ordered, That, on Monday next, the first Business, the
Reports concerning the Breach of the Articles of Oxon,
and of other Articles made in the West, be made: And
that Mr. Speaker do put the House in mind hereof.
Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning, the first Business,
after Mr. Speaker comes to the Chair, Mr. Scawen do
make Report concerning the Guards by Land, and by
Water, about the Cities of London and Westminster.
Mr. Pierpont brings Answer, That, as to the several
Messages carried by him to the Lords, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
A Letter from the Scotts Commissioners, from Worcester-House, of 29 Octobris 1646, and a Pamphlet, inclosed, of which the said Commissioners complained,
were this Day read; and ordered to be referred to the
Committee of Complaints, as to that Part of the said Letter, which concerns the said printed Pamphlet: The
which Pamphlet is intituled, "A Declaration concerning
the miserable Sufferings of the County under some of the
Scotts Forces, that quarter in the North of England, certified in Two several Letters from the Inhabitants of Stainton and Cleaveland."
The humble Petition of the Inhabitants of Cleaveland;
and likewise the humble Petition of James Chaloner and
Thomas Westropp Esquires, by the Appointment, and on
the Behalf, of the Inhabitants of the Wapentake of Lanbargh in the North-Riding in the County of Yorke, were
this Day read.
A Letter from Colonel-General Pointz, from Yorke, of
23 Octobris 1646, with a Paper of Intelligence, inclosed,
certifying, that the Scotts Horse were drawn into Bodies,
and kept Guards, were this Day read.
A Copy of a Letter from Colonel Slaughter to his
Daughter-in-law, intercepted, was this Day read.
Ordered, That Guards be placed upon the several Passes
upon the River of Trent; and especial Care taken, that
no Persons, other than those who have warrantable Passes,
be permitted to go Northwards: And that all Persons,
that have been in Arms against the Parliament, and other
suspected Persons, which do or shall travel with Arms, be
And Sir Thomas Fairfax, General, is desired to give
Orders to Colonel-General Points, Colonel Rosseter, and
the respective Committees and Forces in the Counties of
Derby, Stafford, Salop, and Nottingham, for the due and
careful Execution of this Order.
Resolved, &c. That Thomas Herbert, Colonel Martin
Pindar, Commissary Nicolas Bond, and Walter Frost,
Esquires, John Billingsley and Christopher Bernard Gentlemen, and Commissary Dudeny, be added to the Committee at the Military Garden, concerning the Accompts
and Monies due to the poor Women, Waggoners, and others.
The humble Petition of William Hawkes and Nicolas
Woolly, Two of the Sheriffs-Officers, London, was this
Day read; and ordered to be referred to the Committee
The humble Petition of William Lord Mounson Viscount of Castlemaine, and one of the Members of this
House, was this Day read; and ordered to be referred to
the Committee for the Ordinance for Relief of the Subject against the Privileges of Members, in Matters of Title
and Debt; with the Addition of Mr. Holles, Sir Simmonds D' Ewes, Colonel Stapeley, Colonel Morley, Sir Robert Harley, Colonel Fleetwood, Sir Walter Erle, Sir John
Curson, Mr. Whitelock, Mr. Sandys, Sir Wm. Allenson,
Sir Dudley North, Lieutenant-General Cromwell, Colonel
Appesley, Mr. Cawley, Mr. Grimston, Mr. Wheeler, Mr.
Charleton, Mr. Peck, Sir Wm. Lewes, Sir Philip Stapilton.
And, as to this Business, it is further Ordered, That there
be a Committee of Eight, for the Examination thereof.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and
The Lords have commanded us to return you this Ordinance concerning the Peers of Parliament, and other
Honours and Titles lately conferred: It moved from you:
And the Lords have agreed unto it, with this Alteration.
These are Two Reports from the Committee of both
Kingdoms:-This, of the Lord Lisle's Desire to go into
Ireland, because his Commission doth relate to Instructions, he desireth that those may be prepared accordingly;
the Lords have referred it back to the same Committee, to
prepare the said Instructions: And therein they desire your
Concurrence:- This is for the Taking off of some Sequestrations, according to an Agreement made by Sir
John Bridges, and others, at the Taking in of Hereford:
Which the Lords have agreed unto; and therein do desire
The Alteration to the Ordinance concerning Peers of
Parliament, and other Honours and Titles lately conferred,
was read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.
The Report concerning the Lord Lisle was read: And
It is thereupon Ordered, That this House doth agree
with the Lords, That it be referred to the Committee of
Lords and Commons at Derby-House, to prepare Instructions for the Lord Lisle, for his going over into Ireland.
Resolved, &c. That, as to the other Report, concerning taking off the Sequestrations of some Delinquents at
Hereford, this House will send Answer by Messengers of
Answer returned by the same Messengers;
The House hath considered your Message: And, as to
the Amendment to the Ordinance concerning the Peers of
Parliament; and the referring it to the Members of both
Houses of the Committee at Derby-House, to prepare Instructions for the Lord Lisle, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland,
for his going over into that Kingdom; they do agree:
And, as to the other Report concerning the Discharge of
the Sequestrations of some Delinquents at Hereford, they
will send Answer by Messengers of their own.