Die Mercurii, 10 Februarii, 1646.
Leave of Absence.
ORDERED, That Mr. Skutt, a Member of this
House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That Mr. Rigby, a Member of this House,
shall have Leave to go into the Country.
The humble Petition of Colonel Wm. Barton was this
Day read: And
Whereas the Sum of Three thousand One hundred
Forty-three Pounds Eleven Shillings Ten-pence is due to
Colonel Wm. Barton, for Money lent by him to the Service of the Parliament, upon the Credit of an Ordinance,
enabling Sir Thomas Middleton to take Subscriptions, for
the Raising of Forces for the Reducing the Six Counties
of North Wales, and for Prevention of the Access of
Irish Forces into those Parts; together with Interest for
the same, comprised until the First of January 1646:
And whereas the Sum of One thousand Five hundred
Twenty-four Pounds Eighteen Shillings appears to be due
to the said Colonel Wm. Barton, for his Pay in the Service
of the Parliament, as the same is audited by the Committee for taking the Accompts of the Kingdom, whereof
Five hundred Ninety-six Pounds Fourteen Shillings is to
be respited upon the Publick Faith; the which being
deducted, leaves the Debt due, and presently payable,
unto Colonel Wm. Barton, at the Sum of Four thousand
Seventy one Pounds Fifteen Shillings Ten-pence:
It is Ordered, upon the Question, That the said Sum of
Four thousand Seventy-one Pounds Fifteen Shillings Tenpence be paid unto the said Colonel Wm. Barton by the
Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, out of the Fines and Compositions of Sir Piercy Herbert Knight, Sir John Owen
Knight, Wm. Salisbury, of Reake, Esquire, Mr. Wm. Price,
late Knight for Merionethshire, Roger Mostien and John
Bodevile Esquires, or any one or such of them whose Fines
are not yet particularly assigned: And that for the Payment of the Sum of Five hundred Ninety-six Pounds Fourteen Shillings, respited upon the Publick Faith, he shall
have and hereby hath the Publick Faith of the Kingdom:
And that the Acquittance of the said Colonel William
Barton shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the
Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, and the Treasurers there,
for the Payment of the said Sum of Four Thousand Seventy-one Pounds Fifteen Shillings . . . . accordingly.
Ordered, That the Lords Concurrence be desired herein.
Mr. Rous reports, from the Committee, the Amendments to the Ordinance for the better Regulating the
University of Oxon; and likewise the Names, to be inserted in the Ordinance, of Persons to be Visitors of the
said University: The which were twice read.
The Question being put, Whether Mr. Edward Corbett, Mr. Henry Wilkinson, Dr. John Wilkinson, Mr. Edward Reynolds, Mr. Robert Harris, Mr. Francis Cheynell,
Mr. John Wilkinson, Mr. Christofer Rogers, shall be named
in this Ordinance for Regulating the University of Oxon,
to be Visitors of the said University;
It passed with the Affirmative.
The Question being put, Whether the Question shall
be put upon Mr. Apletree;
It passed with the Negative.
The Question being put, Whether the Question shall
be put upon Mr. Vincent Barry;
It passed with the Negative.
The Question being put, Whether Mr. John Pulleston,
Mr. Wm. Pryn, Sir Wm. Cobb, Mr. George Greenwood,
Mr. Wm. Coe, Mr. Wm. Tipping, Mr. John Mylles, Mr.
John Packer, Mr. Bartholomew Hall of the Middle Temple,
Sir Nathaniell Brent, Mr. Thomas Knight of Lincolnes
Inn, Mr. John Heling of Greies Inn, shall be Visitors of
the University of Oxford;
It passed with the Affirmative.
The Amendments passed upon the Question.
Resolved, &c. That the Number of the Members of
this House that shall be of the Committee in this Ordinance, shall be Twenty.
Resolved, &c. That Sir John Danvers, Sir Christofer
Yelverton, Mr. Selden, Mr. West, Mr. Rous, Mr. John
Crew, Sir Wm. Lewes, Mr. Whitelock, Sir Thomas Widdrington, Mr. Poole, Sir Peter Wentworth, Colonel Leigh,
Mr. Nath. Fienis, Mr. Walter Long, Sir Phil. Stapilton,
Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Swynfen, Mr. Sam. Browne, Mr. Love,
Sir Wm. Brereton, Members of the House of Commons,
shall be of the Committee named in this Ordinance.
Resolved, &c. That the Lords to be of this Committee
named in this Ordinance, shall be named here.
Then the House proceeded to the Naming of the Lords:
And they were all, by Mr. Speaker, particularly put to
the Question; and were as followeth:
Algernon Earl of Northumberland, Henry Earl of Kent,
Philip Earl of Pembroke and Mountgomery, Theophilus Earl
of Lincoln, Wm. Earl of Salisbury, Robert Earl of Warwick, Edward Earl of Manchester, Wm. Lord Viscount
Say and Seale, Philip Lord Wharton, John Lord Roberts.
Then the Ordinance was put to the Question; and,
upon the Question, with the Amendments, passed; and
was ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Mr. Rous is appointed to carry it to the Lords for
Ordered, That, on Wednesday next, peremptorily, the
first Business, the House do take into Consideration the
Obstructions in the Government of the Church: And that
Mr. Speaker do put the House in mind hereof.
Resolved, &c. That the House do meet this Afternoon
at Two of Clock, to take into Consideration the Ordinances for putting Ministers into Churches: And that no
other Business do intervene.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee
for the University of Oxon, to take such Order in this
Business, concerning the Proctors of the University, as
to them shall seem best and most sitting.
An Ordinance for the Payment of the Sum of Five
hundred Pounds, by the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall,
unto Colonel Edward Massy, out of the Fines of Sir John
Pettus, Mr. Wm. Cullam, Sir Edward Thomas, or one of
them, for the Relief of some Soldiers, late of Colonel Massie's Brigade, in the West, in lieu of Five hundred Pounds
ordered to be paid unto the said Colonel Edward Massy,
for the Uses aforesaid, out of the Fines of such Delinquents
as the Committee of the West should nominate unto the
said Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, the which proved ineffectual, was this Day read; and ordered to be carried
to the Lords, for their Concurrence, by Colonel Harvey.
Mr. Rigby carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence,
an Order for taking off the Delinquency and Sequestration
of Mr. Henry Bishop, upon the earnest Desire of the
Colony of Virginia.
Resolved, &c. That on Saturday come Sevennight, the
House do take into Consideration the Business concerning
the Writs of Habeas Corpora, issued out by the Judges, for
Returning of Prisoners that are Prisoners of this House:
And that, next to that Business, the House do take into
Consideration the Report concerning the Lady Wilde and
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Holles and Mr. Selden do go
unto the Judges of the King's Bench To-morrow Morning, while they are sitting; and acquaint them, That Sir
Hugh Pollard is a Prisoner of this House; and that the
Business concerning him is at present under the Consideration of this House; and therefore that they should forbear
any Proceedings in this Business.
Delinquent Ministers, &c.
Ordered, That, To-morrow, after the Business of
Excise, the House do take into Consideration the Ordinance for preventing Delinquents Ministers to return to
their Churches; and all Delinquent Lawyers, and Delinquent Attornies, to practise.
Ordered, That the Committee where Mr. Rigby has
the Chair, appointed to consider how the Churches where
Delinquents are Patrons, upon Vacancy, may be filled, be
revived: And that they do meet de die in diem; and,
with all convenient Speed, report it to the House.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and
The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you a
Report, from the Committee of the Admiralty, for the
Hiring of certain Merchant Ships to be of this next
Summer's Fleet: The Lords do agree to the Report;
and desire the Concurrence of this House.
They have sent an Ordinance for the Vacating of the
Patents of some Clerks of the Privy Council: Wherein
they desire the Concurrence of this House.
They have commanded us to deliver unto you Three
Petitions; One of Captain Wm. Gregory, which they
especially recommend to the Consideration of this House,
in regard he hath deserved very well of the Parliament;
One of James Love, especially recommended; One of
Mr. Edward Goodwyn, especially recommended.
They have commanded us to put you in mind of an
Ordinance, for the Removing of the Library at Lambeth to
Cambridge. Of the Petition of one Marke Hawkins; of Dr.
Gibbons: Which they desire you to take into Consideration.
They desire a Conference, by Committees of both
Houses, concerning an Ordinance they formerly sent unto
you, for putting down all Country Committees, To-morrow
at Eleven of Clock, in the Painted Chamber, if it may
stand with the Conveniency of this House.
The Report from the Committee of the Admiralty,
for Hiring of certain Merchants Ships, for the next
Summer's Fleet, was read; and ordered to be taken into
Consideration To-morrow Morning.
Clerks of Privy Seal.
An Ordinance for Vacating of the Patents of the Places
of John Castle Esquire, Wm. Watkins, and Thomas Watkins
Clerks of the Privy Seal, was this Day read the First
and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed
unto Mr. Burrell, Mr. Knightley, Colonel Harvey, Mr.
Maynard, Mr. * Bacon, Mr. Robinson, Mr. * Allen,
Mr. Swynfen, Sir Wm. Allenson, Mr. Salwey, Sir John
Curson, Sir Robert Harley, Mr. Tate, Mr. Holles, Sir
Henry Heyman, Sir John D' Ancers, Sir John Dryden; or
any Three of them: Are to meet upon it To-morrow, at
Eight of Clock, in the Court of Wards.
The Ordinance, formerly sent from the Lords, for
granting and confirming to the University of Cambridge
the Library of Richard Bancroft, late Archbishop of Canterbury, over the Cloysters in Lambeth House, was this
Day read: And, with the Leaving out of one Clause;
viz. "and all other Books, Writings, and Things, of or
belonging to the Library of the Archbishops of Canterbury at Lambeth;" the Ordinance, upon the Question,
It is Ordered, That it be returned to the Lords with
Ordered, That the Committee for the Library at Lambeth do peruse the Books of Dr. Richard Bancroft, late
Archbishop of Canterbury, bequeathed to the University
of Cambridge, to see if there be any that do concern the
State: And Mr. Nathaniell Fienis, Mr. Strickland, Mr.
Bois, Mr. Gott, and Sir Henry Heyman, are added to
this Committee, as to this Business.
Dover Water Bailiff.
The Ordinance for bestowing the Office of his Majesty's
Water Bailiff, and Keeper of the Prison of the Town and
Port of Dover, in the County of Kent, upon Mr. Edward
Goodwyn, sent from the Lords, was this Day read; and,
upon the Question, passed.
Mr. John Rolle reported from the Committee of the
Admiralty and Cinque Ports, the Names of Thirteen
Merchants Ships, bearing upon them, in the Whole,
One thousand Five Men, with the Names, to be employed towards the Completing of the next Summer's
Fleet; with the Names of the particular Captains, and
Burdens of Ships, and Number of Men; the which was
the same with the Report sent from the Lords: The
which was read: And
It is Resolved, That this House doth concur with the
Conference agreed to.
Resolved, &c. That the House doth agree to a Conference, To-morrow at Eleven of Clock, in the Painted
Chamber, by Committees of both Houses, as is desired
by the Lords.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message; and does
agree with the Lords in the Report concerning the Thirteen Merchants Ships, hired for the next Summer's Fleet:
To the Ordinance for Edw. Goodwyn to be Water Bailiff,
and Keeper of the Prison of the Town and Port of Dover:
To the Conference to be To-morrow at Eleven of Clock,
as is desired: To the rest, they will send Answer by
Messengers of their own.
AN Ordinance for constituting Mr. John Bancks Rector
of Ivy Church in the County of Kent, formerly sent from
the Lords, was this Day read; and, upon the Question,
It is Ordered, That Mr. Bancks presently quit the Place
of one of the Six Preachers in the Church of Canterbury,
which he now hath.
It is further Ordered, That the Person that shall be preferred to the Church of St. John's, in the Isle of Thanett,
which Mr. John Bancks is now to quit, shall have the
Preacher's Place in Canterbury, which Mr. Bancks is
now likewise to quit; and shall perform the Duty of one
of the Six Preachers there.
An Ordinance for appointing Mr. Samuell Austen Rector
of Minheneott in the County of Cornwall, formerly sent
from the Lords, was this Day read; and, upon the
Question, committed unto Mr. Sandis, Mr. Nicoll, Mr.
Wheeler, Sir Robert Harley, Mr. Morley, Mr. Grimston,
Mr. Blakiston, Sir John Francklyn, Mr. Scawen, Mr.
Buller, Sir Robert Pye, Sir Richard Skevington, Mr. Walther Long, Mr. Knightley, Mr. Bond, Mr. Waddon, Mr.
Massam, Sir John Barrington, Sir Richard Lucy, Mr.
Maynard, Mr. Edw. Stephens, Colonel Ven, Mr. Dove,
Sir Thomas Dacres, Mr. Boscawen, Mr. Bois, Mr. Ravenscroft, Mr. Grove, Mr. Godolphin, Mr. Scott, Mr. Weaver;
or any Five of them: And are to meet upon it on
Saturday next, at Two post meridiem, in the Inner Star