Die Lunæ, 15 Februarii, 1646.
WHEREAS Mr. Edward Rigby is affirmed by Mr.
Alexander Rigby, a Member of this House, to be
his Servant; and to be employed as his Servant for these
Three Months last past; and that, being employed as his
Servant, upon particular Occasions of his, was, at the
same time, arrested, contrary to Privilege of Parliament:
It is Ordered, upon the Question, That the said Mr.
Edward Rigby be forthwith discharged from the said Arrest, and from all Imprisonment and Restraint thereupon.
Ordered, &c. That the Consideration of the whole Matter of Fact, concerning the Arrest of Mr. Edward Rigby,
and the Proceedings thereupon, and the Occasion of the
same, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of
Complaints; to examine the whole Business; and report
the Matter of Fact to the House.
Grant to Berrow.
An Ordinance for settling upon Anthony Berrow a Rentcharge of Fifty Pounds per Annum, for ever, out of the
Lands and Possessions of Sir Henry Lingen, of Sutton in
the County of Hereford, Knight, was this Day read; and,
upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto
the Lords for their Concurrence.
Pye's, &c. Accompts.
A Certificate from the Committee for taking the Accompts of the whole Kingdom, dated 6 Martii, 1645,
was this Day read; concerning the Accompt of Sir Robert
Pye, Sir Thomas Soame Alderman, and Isaack Pennington
Alderman of the City of London, and of Edward Hodgson, Clerk to the Treasurers; concerning an Accompt of
Monies received by them, as Treasurers appointed by an
Act of Parliament, made in the Sixteenth Year of the
Reign of our Sovereign Lord King Charles, intituled,
An Act for the Relief of his Majesty's Army, and the
Northern Parts: By which Accompts it appears, That
the Treasurers have received the Sum of Two hundred
Eighteen thousand Nine hundred Ninety-eight Pounds
Seventeen Shillings and Four-pence: That they have
disbursed the Sum of Two hundred and Eighteen thousand Nine hundred Twenty-and-six Pounds Sixteen Shillings and Five-pence: So that there remains due from the
Treasurers, of what they have received more than they
have disbursed, the Sum of Threescore and Twelve
Pounds and Eleven-pence. And
It is Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve and
allow of this Accompt: And that the Lords Concurrence
be desired, in allowing this Accompt.
Ordered, &c. That the Sum of Threescore and Twelve
Pounds and Eleven-pence, remaining in the Hands of the
Treasurers appointed by Act of Parliament, intituled,
An Act of Parliament for the Relief of his Majesty's
Army, and the Northern Parts be paid unto and bestowed upon Edward Hodgson, Clerk to the said Treasurers, towards Recompence for his great Pains in this
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Message to Lords.
Sir Robert Pye is appointed to carry to the Lords, for
their Concurrence, the Ordinance for Three thousand
Pounds to be paid to Mr. Robert Meldrum, in regard of
the Demands of Sir John Meldrum his Uncle, in the Service of the Parliament, and for Recompence of his
Service. The Concurrence of this House in the Ordinance concerning the Library at Lambeth, with one
Petitions to be read.
Ordered, &c. That the Petition this Day offered by Mr.
Lemman, be read To-morrow Morning: And that then
likewise the Petition from the County of Suffolk be read.
Mr. Whittacre reports from the Committee of Complaints, the whole Business concerning the Articles of Truro:
And the humble Petition of the Lord Mohun, and other
Gentlemen of Cornewall and Devon, comprised within the
Articles of Truro, directed to the said Committee, was
read: The Ninth Article of the Articles of Truro; and
the Twelfth Article of the Articles of Exeter; were read:
And the Votes of the Committee of Complaints, concerning the Gentlemen comprised within the Articles of Truro:
A Letter from the General Sir Thomas Fairefax, from
Oxon, of 1 Julii, 1646, recommending Sir Richard Prideaux to be admitted to moderate Rates in his Composition, in regard of his good Services.
Answer from Lords.
Sir Robert Pye brings Answer, That the Lords do agree
to the Order for the Three thousand Pounds to be paid to
Mr. Robert Meldrum, Nephew to Sir John Meldrum.
They do likewise agree to the Amendment in the Ordinance concerning the Archbishop Bancroft's Library at
Edgcombe's, &c. Delinquency.
Mr. Prideaux reports from the Committee of the
West, the Matter of Fact concerning the Case of Colonel Piers Edgecombe, Mr. Thomas Lower, Mr. Glanvile,
and other Gentlemen of Cornewall.
A Letter was read, from the General Sir Thomas Fairefax, of 22 Januarii, 1645, from Tottnesse, to Colonel Weldon, Governor of Plymouth, recommending it to him to
treat with Colonel Piers Edgcombe: And, if he find his
Intentions real, to assure him of his best Recommendations, and Mediation to the Parliament, not only for the
Immunity of his Person and Estate (which he need not
doubt of), but for some Token of their Favour, answerable to the Merit of any Service he shall do for them in
A Letter likewise from the said Colonel Weldon to Colonel Piers Edgcombe, from Plymouth, of 23 Februarii,
1645, in pursuance of the said Letter from the General,
intimating that Mr. Hugh Peters was with him from the
General, to know what Service he might do for his Country, and thereupon a Conference followed between the
said Mr. Hugh Peters and Colonel Edgcombe, and his Officers, and other Gentlemen of Cornewall: And then the
Narrative, made by Mr. Peters, of his Proceedings with
those Gentlemen, set down in Writing by him, under his
Hand, was read.
The Question was propounded, That Mr. Piers Edgcombe shall be admitted to his Composition, at Two Years
full Value, for taking off his Delinquency, and the Sequestration of his Estate.
And the Question being put, Whether this Addition
shall be made to the Question, "That he shall be exempted from the Fifth and Twentieth Part, at Haberdashers Hall;'
It passed with the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Piers Edgcombe shall be admitted to his Composition, at Two Years full Value, for
taking off his Delinquency, and the Sequestration of his
Estate: And that he be exempted from the Fifth, and
Twentieth Part, at Haberdashers Hall.
The Question being put, Whether the Eight remaining
Gentlemen should be put to the Question jointly;
It passed with the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Thomas Lower, Mr. Wm.
Scawen, Mr. Ambrose Manaton, Mr. Richard Edgcombe,
Major Nicholas Sawle, Mr. William Glanvile, Mr. William
Coryton, and Mr. William Treviza, shall be admitted to
their several and respective Compositions, at Two Years
full Value, for taking off their respective Delinquencies,
and the Sequestration of their Estates: And that they be
exempted from the Fifth, and Twentieth Part, at Haberdashers Hall.
Resolved, &c. That the Officers of the Regiments of
Colonel Edgcombe and Colonel Coryton, that were Officers
of those Regiments, at the time of the Surrender of Mount
Edgecombe and Milbrough, shall be admitted to their respective Compositions, at Two Years Value, for taking
off their Delinquencies, and the Sequestration of their
Estates: And that they be exempted from the Fifth, and
Twentieth-Part, at Haberdashers-Hall.
Mr. Bond, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Scott, Sir Henry
Heyman, Mr. Buller, Sir Wm. Strickland, Sir Wm. Lewes,
Alderman Atkin, Major Scott, Mr. Shapcott, Sir Peter
Wentworth, Mr. Boyse, Mr. Aldworth, Sir John Maynard,
Mr. Whittacre, Mr. Walter Longe, Mr. Lemman, Mr.
Nicoll, Mr. Gerard, Mr. Gourdon, and the Knights and
Burgesses of Devon and Cornewall;
This Committee is to consider of, and examine the Informations given to this House, concerning the Lord
Mohun's killing of Persons in cold Blood: And are to
sit To-morrow at Two post Meridiem, in the Star Chamber: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses,
Papers, and Records.
Forces and Garrisons.
Resolved, &c. That the House do take into Consideration the Business concerning the Forces and Garrisons, on
Wednesday Morning next, the first Business, in the same
manner as by Order they should have done this Day:
And that no other Business do intervene: And that the
Knights and Burgesses of the several Counties and Places
do give the House an Account, in Writing, of what Forces
are in their several Counties and Garrisons.
Resolved, &c. That, To-morrow Morning, the first
Business, the House do take into Consideration the
Business of the Excise.
Tumults in Smithefield.
Ordered, &c. That, the Burgesses that serve for the
City of London, and Mr. Alderman Atkyn, do, from this
House, repair to the Lord Mayor of the City of London,
and acquaint him, that this House is informed of some
Tumults that have been this Day, in or about Smithefield,
about the Excise-Office there: And to desire the Lord
Mayor, that he will take effectual Care, that such Tumults may be suppressed; and the Parties offending
proceeded against with Effect, according to Law.