House of Commons Journal Volume 5
23 February 1647

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 23 February 1647', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 5: 1646-1648 (1802), pp. 95-96. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25028 Date accessed: 30 July 2014.


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Die Martis, 23 Februarii, 1646.

Prayers.

Leave of Absence.

ORDERED, That Mr. Chettle, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.

Ordered, That Mr. Whitelock, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.

Ordered, That Sir John Northcote, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.

Ordered, That Mr. Erasmus Erle, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.

Ordered, That Mr. Twisden, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.

Aldworth's Accompts.

Ordered, That Mr. Aldworth be referred to the Committee of Accompts, to state and certify his Accompts.

Gwynne's, &c. Sequestration.

Ordered, That all Proceedings concerning the Sequestration of the Estates of Mr. Gwynne and Mr. Lewes, of Radnorshire, be staved in the Country, by the Committee there, until the Report of that Business (it being referred to a Committee of this House) be made: And that the said Mr. Gwynne and Mr. Lewes do continue the Possession of their Estates, real and personal, in the mean time, giving good Security to stand to such Order as shall be made by this House; the said Security to be taken by the Committee of Gloucester, sitting in Channell Rowe; to whom this Business is referred.

Transporting Horses.

Ordered, That the Lord Lorne, Son to the Marquis of Argile, shall have Warrant from both Houses, for Transporting of Six Horses into France, Custom and Impost free.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Message to Lords.

Sir John Clotworthy carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, an Ordinance for Ten thousand Eight hundred Seventy-and-seven Pounds Fourteen Shillings and Ninepence, out of Goldsmiths Hall, for the Service of Ireland: An Ordinance concerning Fifteen thousand Pounds more, out of Goldsmiths Hall, for the Service of Ireland: The Order concerning Dublyn, and the other Garisons: The Vote for adding Mr. Reynolds to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland: The Vote for giving Leave to the Lord Lorne to transport Six Horses: And the Order for allowing Three hundred Pounds, and Three hundred Pounds per Annum, for present and future Maintenance, to Mrs. Mary Chichester, out of the Lord Brudenall's Estate.

Message from Lords.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Hackwell;

The Lords have commanded us to deliver you this Order for Leave to the Earl of Pembroke to come to London: A Petition of the Earl of Bathe's, and the Lords Vote thereupon: And an Ordinance concerning the Children of Edward Terringham, deceased: In all which they desire your Concurrence.

Earl of Pembroke.

The Order for Leave for the Earl of Pembroke to come to London was read; and was in hæc verba; viz.

"Whereas it is desired by the Earl of Pembroke and Mountgomery, that he may have Leave to come to London, for Recovering of his Health; he being at this time very ill disposed in his Health: It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, in Parliament assembled, That the said Earl of Pembroke be permitted to come up to London for the Recovery of his Health, accordingly:"

And was, upon the Question, assented unto.

Answer returned by the same Messengers;

Answer to Lords.

The House hath considered your Message; and, as to the Order for the Earl of Pembroke's Leave to come to London, they do agree: And as to the rest, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Garisons.

Resolved, &c. That the House do now proceed to the Consideration of the Business concerning the Garisons; notwithstanding the Order for taking now the Business of the Propositions into Consideration.

Resolved, &c. That there shall be no Garison in the County of Bedford.

Resolved, &c. That there shall be no Garison in the County of Bucks.

Resolved, &c. That the Works about Farringdon House be slighted.

Resolved, &c. That Wallingford Castle shall be slighted and dismantled.

Resolved, &c. That all the new Works about Windsor Castle be slighted.

The Question being put, Whether the Number of Soldiers that is now kept in Windesore Castle shall be still continued, till the House take further Order;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir John Evelyn, Tellers for the Noe: 92.
Mr. Doyley, With the Noe,
Sir Wm. Massam, Tellers for the Yea: 120.
Mr. Bond, With the Yea.

So that the Question passed with the Affirmative.

Resolved, &c. That the Island of Silly be continued with Two hundred Foot in it, during the Pleasure of the Parliament.

That the Mount be continued with an Hundred Foot in it, during the Pleasure of the Parliament.

That the Deny be continued with an Hundred Foot in it, during the Pleasure of the Parliament.

That Pendennis be continued with Five hundred Fifty Foot in it, during the Pleasure of the Parliament.

That Mawes be continued with One hundred Foot in it, during the Pleasure of the Parliament.

Resolved, &c. That Cockermouth Castle shall be continued with Twenty Foot in it: And that Rose Castle and Herbert's Isle, and all other Garisons in the said County, be disgarisoned: and all new Works raised about any Garisons there, since the Beginning of these late Troubles, slighted, and reduced to the same Condition they were in before the War.

Resolved, &c. That the Isle of Ely, and all the Garisons and Forts there be slighted, and disgarisoned, and dismantled.

Resolved, &c. That all the Garisons of the County of Cambridge be slighted, disgarisoned, and dismantled.

Resolved, &c. That Chester shall be continued a Garison, with Six hundred Foot in it, besides Officers.

Resolved, &c. That the Town of Namptwich be disgarisoned, dismantled, and slighted.

Resolved, &c. That, on Thursday Morning, the first Business, the House do proceed in the Consideration and Debate, what Garisons shall be kept up, and what laid down.

Answer from Lords.

Sir John Clotworthy brings Answer, That as to the Order for the Lord Lorne to transport Six Horses into France; and the Order concerning Dublyn; and the Affairs of Ireland, they do agree: And, as to the rest of the Message, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Message from Lords.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Hakewill;

The Lords have commanded us to return you this Ordinance for issuing Fifteen thousand Pounds for the Service of Ireland: Another for Ten thousand Eight hundred Seventy-seven Pounds Fourteen Shillings and Ninepence, for the same Service: They moved from you; and the Lords have agreed unto them, with these Alterations; to which they desire your Concurrence: An Ordinance for Mr. Bold, a Minister, to be instituted into the Church of Hawarden in Flintshire: Another for Mr. William Roberts to be Engineer in the Office of the Ordnance; wherein they desire your Concurrence: They have commanded us to put you in mind of Captain Grigg's Petition; and to let you know, that the French Ambassador hath desired Audience of them: And they have appointed to give him Audience on Saturday next; wherewith they thought fit to acquaint you.

Irish Affairs.

The Amendments to the Ordinance for the Fifteen thousand Pounds for the Service of Ireland, were read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.

The Amendments to the Ordinance for the Ten thousand Eight hundred Seventy-seven Pounds Fourteen Shillings and Nine-pence were read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.

Answer to Lords.

Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message; and as to the Amendments to the Two Ordinances for Issuing of Monies for Ireland, they do agree: And, as to the rest of the Messages, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.