Die Jovis, 21 Januarii, 1646.
A LETTER from Colonel Mytton, of 19 Decembris
1646, from Harleigh, was this Day read; and was
concerning the Service done to the Parliament, by the
Gentlemen of the County of Caernarvon: And
It is thereupon Resolved, &c. That the Delinquencies
and Sequestrations (if any be) of the Gentlemen and Inhabitants of the County of Caernarvon, whose Names are
annexed to the Petition presented from the said County to
the House of Commons; and of other well-affected, that
came and joined with Colonel Mitton, be forthwith taken
off, and discharged: And that an Ordinance be brought in
for this Purpose: And that Proceedings be, in the mean
time, had against them, by reason of their Delinquencies.
A Letter from Colonel Mitton, of the 10th of November
1646, from Conway, recommending Dr. John Williams,
late Archbishop of York, to the Protection and Favour of
the House; and that he may enjoy the Remainder of his
Estate, was this Day read: And
It is thereupon Resolved, &c. That the Delinquency
and Sequestration (if any be) of the Estate, real and personal, of Dr John Williams, late Archbishop of Yorke, be
forthwith taken off and discharged; he taking the negative
Oath, and the national League and Covenant: And that
an Ordinance be brought in for the Discharge of his Delinquency and Sequestration, in usual Form: And that no
Proceedings be had against him, in the mean time by
reason of his said Delinquency.
Mr. Recorder is to bring in these Ordinances, for Discharge of the Sequestration of Doctor Williams, and the
Gentlemen of Caernarvonshire.
A Person intercepted.
A Letter from Colonel Mitton, of 11 Januarii 1646,
from Wrexham; a Copy of an intercepted Letter, of 28 Decembris 1646, from Dublyn, taken with one Mr. Peters that
came out of Ireland with one Lieutenant Colonel Walton;
and a Copy of a Letter from Mr. Bulkeley, of 7 Januarii
1646, from Bewmarice, inclosed; were all this day read.
Ordered, upon the Question, That Colonel Thomas
Mytton, Colonel Glynn, Vice Admiral of North Wales,
and Mr. Simon Theloall the elder, of Placeward; or any
Two of them, do, upon Oath, examine very diligently
and strictly Mr. Peters and Lieutenant Colonel Walton,
and the rest taken with them at Anglesey; and that after
they have examined them, they do send them up hither
as Prisoners, in very safe Custody, together with their Examinations upon Oath.
Isle of Anglesey.
Amongst other Things in the said Letter from Colonel
Mitton, of 11 Januarii 1646, from Wrexham, and this
Day read, as aforesaid, he acquaints the House, That the
Gentry and Commons of the Isle of Anglesey, upon the
Surrender of that Island, together with the Castle of Bewmarice, unto the Parliament's Use, had Articles and Conditions from him, for an effectual Mediation, to be freed
from Sequestrations; and to be received as Friends to
The Articles agreed upon the 14th Day of June 1646,
for the Surrender of the said Castle of Bewmarice, read
the 25th of June 1646, were again this Day read; and,
upon the Question, confirmed: And
It is Ordered, upon the Question, That, according to
the said Capitulations and Engagements, of Colonel Thomas Mytton, specified in the aforesaid Letter, the Persons
concerned therein shall be discharged and freed from
Delinquency and Sequestration.
Ordered, That the Certificate of 24 Augusti 1646,
from Denbigh, concerning Mr. Simon Theloall of Placeward, and others, be taken into Consideration on Saturday next, the first Business, after Mr. Speaker comes to
Ordered, That the Petition of Colonel William Barton
be taken into Consideration on Saturday next, after Mr.
Speaker comes to the Chair.
Ordered, That the Papers sent from the Lords, concerning Ireland, and the Business of Ireland, be taken into
Consideration on Monday Morning next, the first Business.
The Vote formerly sent from the Lords, for appointing
the Custody of the Great Seal to be continued in the
Speakers of both Houses, until the End of Ten Days
after the next Term, was this Day read the Second time.
The Question being propounded, For agreeing with
the Lords in the said Vote;
The Question was put, That this Question should be
It passed with the Affirmative.
And then the Question itself being put;
It is Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the
Lords, That the Custody of the Great Seal of England
shall continue in the Hands it now remains, until the End
of Ten Days after the next Term: And likewise the
Commission to the Judges, and others, for the Hearing
Ordered, That the House do take into Consideration,
How the Great Seal of England shall be disposed of, after
the Time for which it is to be placed in the Custody of
the Speakers of both Houses, shall be determined, on
this Day Sevennight, the first Business.
Ordered, That a Message be sent to the Lords, to desire them to appoint a Committee to consider of the filling up the Places of the Judges of the Courts in Westminster Hall that are wanting.
Resolved, &c. That there shall be Circuits as formerly
hath been used, through the Kingdom of England, and
Dominion of Wales.
An Ordinance for committing the Great Seal of England into the Hands and Custody of Commissioners, was
this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and
ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
An Ordinance for authorizing the Commissioners of the
Great Seal to issue a Commission to the Judges, and others,
for Hearing of Causes in Chancery, in the Absence of the
Commissioners, was this Day read; and, upon the Question passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for
Message to Lords.
Mr. Holles is appointed to carry these Ordinances to
the Lords for their Concurrence: And to desire their
Lordships, that the Seal may be delivered to the Commissioners; and that they may be sworn in the Presence
of both Houses.
Judges to go Circuits, &c.
Ordered, That the Commissioners for the Great Seal
of England do consider of, and present the Names of the
Judges that are to go the several Circuits of this Kingdom, this next Vacation, unto both Houses, for their
Mr. Thorpe, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Ellys, Mr. Lisle, Mr.
Nelthorp, Mr. Love, Mr. Green, Mr. Recorder, Mr.
Reynolds, Mr. Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Ball, Mr. Wheeler,
Mr. Miles Corbett, Mr. Bennet Hoskins, Mr. Bosevile,
Mr. Grimston, Colonel Thornhagh, Mr. Whitelock, Mr.
Fowell, Mr. Sam. Browne, Colonel Birch, Lieutenant
General Cromwell, Sir Henry Heyman, Mr. Jesson, Mr.
Roger Hill, Sir Symonds D'Ewes;
This Committee, or any Three of them, are to consider
of Instructions to be given to the Judges, to be made use of
by them at the Assizes, in the Circuits, this next Vacation:
And are likewise to consider of, and bring in an Ordinance
for settling and regulation all Differences that may arise
between Landlords and Tenants, by reason of the late
Troubles; and also to present to this House the Names
of fitting Persons to be Judges for Wales: And are to
meet upon it To-morrow in the Afternoon at Two of
the Clock, in the Inner Court of Wards: And the Care
hereof is more particularly referred to Mr. Thorpe.
Ordered, That the Committee formerly appointed to
consider of the Taking away of Committees in the Countries; and other Committees; be revived: That all the
Lawyers of the House be added to this Committee:
And that they do meet de die in diem; and make a speedy
Report thereof to the House.
Proceedings concerning Hudson.
The House being informed, That Michaell Hudson,
who was sent up Prisoner, by Order from Hull, was at
He was called in; and related several Passages to the
House, of what he had writ to Major General Langherne, and concerning others.
Resolved, &c. That Michaell Hudson be forthwith committed Prisoner to the Tower of London, for Treason:
And that the Lieutenant of the Tower do not suffer any
to speak with him, without the Hearing of his Keeper.
Resolved, &c. That Fifty Pounds be paid unto the
Officer and Troopers that brought-up Michaell Hudson:
And that this Fifty Pounds be charged upon the Committee of the Revenue: And that the Committee of the
Revenue do pay the same unto Mr. Thorp, a Member
of this House: And that he do distribute it amongst them.
A Prisoner discharged.
Resolved, &c. That Lieutenant Colonel Marries, sent
up a Prisoner from Colonel General Points, be forthwith
discharged from any further Restraint: And that he pay
Apprehending Hudson, &c.
Ordered, That Mr. Tolson do give Thanks to Mr. Ellison, Mr. Man, and the Persons that first discovered
Michaell Hudson; upon whose Information he was taken.
Ordered, That the Sum of Sixty Pounds be forthwith
paid, by the Committee of the Revenue, to the Serjeant
at Arms attending this House; to be disposed by him,
towards the Fees and Charges in Apprehending and
Bringing up of Lieutenant Colonel Maries and others, for
endeavouring to betray Pontefract Castle.