House of Commons Journal Volume 5
25 February 1647

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 25 February 1647', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 5: 1646-1648 (1802), pp. 97-98. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25030 Date accessed: 25 November 2014.


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Die Jovis, 25 Februarii, 1646.

Prayers.

Letter read.

A LETTER from the Commissioners from Holdenby, of 24 Februarii 1646, was this Day read.

Earl of Pembroke.

Upon the Desire of the Earl of Pembroke, who is dangerously relapsed;

It is Ordered, That Dr. Wetherborne may come unto him, as his Physician (who is well acquainted with the State of his Body), notwithstanding that he has been at Oxon: And that if Dr. Witherborne cannot go, that then such Physician and Apothecary shall go, as shall be approved of by Sir Theodore Mayherne and Sir Mathew Lister.

French Ambassador.

Upon Signification to the House, by Mr. Speaker, That the French Ambassador did, by the Master of the Ceremonies, desire Audience of this House, at such Time as the House should think fit to appoint;

It is Ordered, &c. That, on Saturday next, at Ten of the Clock, the French Ambassador may have Audience: And that the House be fitted for his Reception in manner as formerly.

Earl of Pembroke.

Ordered, &c. That the Lord Herbert, Mr. James and Mr. John Herbert, Sons to the Earl of Pembroke, shall have Leave to go to Holdenby, to visit the said Earl, relapsed, and lying there very sick.

Sir R. Coke's Sequestration.

Upon a Report this Day made, by Mr. Henry Pelham, from the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations, concerning the Case touching the Sequestration of the Estate of Sir Robert Coke (to which Committee the whole Business, concerning the Sequestration of his Estate, was referred, by particular Order of this House);

It is Ordered, upon the Question, by the Commons, assembled in Parliament, That the Estate, real and personal, of the said Sir Robert Coke, be forthwith discharged from Sequestration; and the Sequestration of his Estate taken off: And that the Rents stayed in his Tenants Hands, by Order of the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations, together with the Goods, Stock, and other Estate, appointed by the same Order not to be disposed or meddled with by the Sequestrators, till further Order from this House, be hereupon paid and restored to the said Sir Robert Coke: And all Committees, Sequestrators, and their Officers, are to take Notice of this Order; and to yield Obedience hereunto accordingly.

H. Coke's Sequestration.

Upon a Report this Day made, by Mr. Henry Pelham, from the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations, concerning the Case touching the Sequestration of the Estate of Henry Coke Esquire (to which Committee the whole Business, concerning the Sequestration of his Estate, was referred, by particular Order of this House);

It is Ordered, upon the Question, by the Commons, assembled in Parliament, That the Estate, real and personal of the said Henry Coke, be forthwith discharged from Sequestration; and the Sequestration of his Estate taken off: And that the Rents stayed in his Tenants Hands, by Order of the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations, together with the Goods, Stock, and other Estate, appointed by the same Order not to be disposed or meddled with by the Sequestrators, till further Order from this House, be hereupon paid and restored to the said Henry Coke: And all Committees, Sequestrators, and their Officers, are to take Notice of this Order, and to yield Obedience hereunto accordingly.

Uniting Churches.

Ordered, &c. That the Committee for Uniting of Churches be revived: And that they, or any Five of them, do meet on Saturday next, at Two post Meridiem, in the Exchequer Chamber; and so de die in diem, until they have dispatched the Businesses referred unto them: And Mr. Reynolds is added to this Committee.

Earl of Warwick.

Ordered, &c. That, on Tuesday Morning next, the Petition of the Earl of Warwick, now offered by Mr. Francis Gerard, be read.

Sarum Ministers.

Ordered, &c. That, on Wednesday next, the Ordinance for settling and providing Ministers in the City of Sarum, be read.

Uniting Churches.

Ordered, &c. That the Committee for uniting Churches, shall have Power to receive all such Petitions as shall be offered unto them, concerning such Businesses as are referred to that Committee.

Admiralty.

An Ordinance for settling a Jurisdiction in the Admiralty Court, for the hearing and determining all Cases for Mariners Wages, and Freight, together, in an Admiralty Way; and all other Cases concerning Foreign Contracts; was this Day read the Second time.

And the Question being put for the Committing of it;

It passed with the Negative.

And then, upon the Question, the Ordinance was rejected.

Leave of Absence.

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

Garisons.

The House, according to the Order Yesterday made, proceeded to the Consideration, What Garisons shall be kept up, and what laid down.

Resolved, &c. That the new Works about Wingfield Manor, in the County of Derby, be demolished, and the House disgarisoned.

Resolved, &c. That Salcomb Fort, Barnestable, and * *, be disgarisoned, and the Works slighted.

Resolved, &c. That the Town of Plymouth, with the Forts, and Island, shall be continued garisoned.

And the Question being propounded, For keeping Fifteen hundred Men in the Town, Forts, and Island;

The Question being put, Whether this Question shall be now put;

It passed with the Affirmative.

And then the Question being put, Whether Fifteen hundred Men shall be kept in the Garisons of Plymouth, the Fort and Isle;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Mr. Stapleton, Tellers for the Yea: 115.
Mr. Bond, With the Yea,
Sir Wm. Waller, Tellers for the Noe: 92.
Mr. Baynton, With the Noe,

So that the Question passed with the Affirmative.

Resolved, &c. That the Works made about Dartmouth since these Troubles be slighted and disgarisoned.

Resolved, &c. That the Forty Pounds per Annum, formerly allowed for the Defence of Dartmouth, out of the Revenue, be continued.

It is further Ordered, That the same Proportion of Powder, Match, and Bullet, as was formerly allowed for the Service of Dartmouth, be still continued, and allowed them out of the publick Stores.

The Question being put, Whether the Castle at Exeter shall be kept garisoned;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir Wm. Brereton, Tellers for the Yea: 88.
Mr. Lisle, With the Yea,
Sir Wm. Lewes, Tellers for the Noe: 59.
Mr. Walther Longe, With the Noe,

So that the Question passed with the Affirmative.

Resolved, &c. That the Number of Men that shall be kept in the Castle of Exeter, shall be an Hundred and Threescore: And that all the new Works without the Wall be slighted and demolished.

Resolved, &c. That Exmouth Fort be kept up a Garison, with Forty Men in it.

Resolved, &c. That the City of Exon be forthwith disgarisoned.

Resolved, &c. That the Castle of Shrewsbury shall be kept a Garison, with an Hundred Foot in it.

Resolved, &c. That the Town of Shrewsbury be disgarisoned, and the North Works about it slighted.

Resolved, &c. That Ludlowe Castle be disgarisoned, and the new Works slighted.

Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of Shropshire, to take care, that the Castle and Town of Ludlowe may be made untenable.

Resolved, &c. That the House do proceed in the Consideration, What Garisons shall be kept up, and what laid down, be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning, the first Business: And that no other Business do intervene.

Goldsmiths Hall Revenue.

Ordered and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons, That all Sums of Money, which shall be charged upon the Receipts at Goldsmiths Hall, after the Passing of this Ordinance, shall be paid in Course, and not otherwise.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Irish Affairs.

Ordered, &c. That the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, sitting at Derby House, be enjoined to meet this Afternoon; and so, from time to time, diligently to pursue that Business; especially, at this time, the Business of Dublyn.