Die Jovis, 4 Martii, 1646.
Lord Willoughby's Accompts.
A MESSAGE from the Lords, by Sir Edward
Leech and Mr. Page;
The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you
this Certificate from the Committee of Accompts of the
Kingdom, concerning the Accompts of the Lord Willoughby of Parham; who, being a Person of so great Merit,
that hath always been and continued firm to the Parliament, they do, in special Manner, recommend him to
The humble Certificate of the Committee of the Accompts of the Kingdom, concerning the Accompts of the
Right Honourable Francis Lord Willoughby of Parham,
was this Day read. And
It is Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve and
allow of the Sum of Two thousand Three hundred Sixtyeight Pounds Five Shillings Ten-pence, due unto the
Lord Willoughby, besides the Fifty-five Pounds Seven
Shillings respited upon the Publick Faith.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve and allow of the Sum of Seven hundred Eighty-seven Pounds
and Ten Shillings, to be paid likewise unto the Lord Willoughby, upon his Accompt, as Colonel of a Regiment
Resolved, &c. That Sir Thomas Littleton be referred to
Haberdashers Hall to allow him his Impropriations, in
Part of his Fine of Four thousand Pounds, set upon him
for the Composition for his Delinquency, according to the
Rules observed in the like Cases by the Committee at
Goldsmiths Hall: And that the Remainder of the said
Fine (the Value of the Impropriations being deducted)
be paid unto Francis Lord Willoughby, in Part of the Sum
of Three thousand One hundred Fifty-five Pounds Fifteen Shillings and Ten-pence due unto the said Lord Willoughby, upon his Accompt, now certified and allowed,
not comprehending the Sum of Fifty-five Pounds Seven
Shillings respited upon the Publick Faith: And that so
much of the said Sum of Three thousand One hundred
Fifty-five Pounds Fifteen Shillings Ten-pence as shall
not be paid and satisfied out of the said Fine of Sir Thomas
Littleton, be charged upon the Receipts at Goldsmiths Hall,
to be paid in Course.
It is further Ordered, for the better Payment and Satisfying the said Debt of Three thousand One hundred Fiftyfive Pounds Fifteen Shillings Ten-pence unto the said
Francis Lord Willoughby, if any Course shall be offered
to the House for the more expeditious Payment of the
said Sum of Three thousand One hundred Fifty-five Pounds
Fifteen Shillings Ten-pence, That the House will take the
same into Consideration; and do thereupon what shall be
fitting for the speedier Satisfaction of the said Lord.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Mr. Whitelock is appointed to carry this Order unto
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House hath taken their Lordships Message into Consideration; and will send Answer by Messengers of their
An Ordinance for selling such Part of the Estate of
George Warner Esquire, a Delinquent, as lies and is situate
in Wolston and Marshton, in the County of Warwicke, was
this Day read the First time; and, upon the Question,
ordered to be read the Second time on Saturday Morning,
the first Business.
It is likewise Ordered, That Mr. Warner's Petition be
It is further Ordered, That the Petition in Mr. Darleye's
Hand, against Mr. Warner, be then likewise read.
Earl of Warwick.
Ordered, &c. That, on Monday Morning next, the first
Business peremptorily, the Petition of the Earl of Warwick
Armyn's, &c. Accompts.
Ordered, &c. That, on Monday next, the Certificate of
the Accompt of Sir Wm. Armyn, Gervas Pierepont Esquire,
and others employed into the North, be read.
Goldsmiths Hall Revenue.
Ordered, &c. That, on Monday next, the Report and
Accompt from the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, of
the State of the Monies there, and concerning the Obstructions in bringing in the Monies there, and concerning
the Sequestrations of the Kingdom, according to the
Order made on Saturday last; be made on Monday next.
Cannou, &c. for Ireland.
Upon Report this Day made from the Committee of
the Army, by Mr. Scawen;
It is Ordered, &c. That the Two Brass Drakes, and
Two Brass Sakers, now at Worcester, with their Carriages
and Appurtenances, and Two hundred Shots for each
Piece, be, by the Governor of Worcester, or the Committee there, delivered unto Lieutenant Colonel Beecher,
to be transported into Ireland, for the Service of that
Propositions to the King.
Mr. Wallop reports from the Committee of both Kingdoms, a Paper from the Commissioners of Scotland, of
3° Martii, 1646-7, signed John Cheslie, in Answer to a
Vote of this House, of the Second Instant, concerning
the Procuring his Majesty's Assent to the Propositions
presented unto him at Newcastle; and to the Disposal of
the Bishops Lands, according to the Ordinances passed in
that Behalf; and in Answer to a Desire of this House to
know, Whether the Commissioners have any power from
the Kingdom of Scotland, to join with the Parliament of
England, for procuring the King's Consent to the said
Propositions of both Kingdoms: The Substance of which
Answer is, That they have no Power as yet to join with
this Kingdom in procuring the King's Assent to the Propositions, as aforesaid; but that they are advertised from
the Parliament of Scotland, that they were speedily to
send Commissioners hither for that End, according to the
Resolutions of both Kingdoms: And they do verily believe, that they will be here within Nine or Ten Days:
And that they have by the Post, and by Expresses since,
pressed the Parliament of Scotland to send Commissioners
for the Purposes aforesaid.
The humble Petition of the Planters of, and Adventurers to the Island of Barbados, and the Caribbee Islands,
in the West Indies, was this Day read: And likewise an
Order of the Committee of Lords and Commons for
foreign Plantations, on Monday the First of March, 1646:
It is Ordered, upon the Question, by the Commons assembled in Parliament, That this Petition of the Planters and
Adventurers to the Barbados and Caribbee Islands; and
likewise the Report from the Committee for foreign Plantations; be referred to the Consideration of the Members
of this House that are of the Committee for foreign Plantations: Who have Power to send for the Earl of Carlisle's
Patent, whereby he claims any Interest in or to the foresaid Islands, or any of them; and, upon Consideration of
it, to state the Powers, and the Interest, and the whole
Matter of Fact, upon his Claim thereto; where the said
Earl may be heard, if he think fit: And to consider of the
Ordinances that place the Power of the Ordering of the
said Islands in a Committee of Lords and Commons;
and likewise of the Ordinances and Propositions that put
Inability upon all such as have been Delinquents to have
any Place of Trust; and, upon Consideration of all, to
report the whole Matter of Fact to the House; with their
Opinions, what is fit to be done in these Matters referred
It is further Ordered, That the said Earl do not, in the
mean time, depart the Kingdom until the further Order
of this House: And that Mr. Marten, Mr. Robinson,
Mr. Bond, Mr. Scawen, Mr. Holles, Mr. Walther Longe,
Sir Tho. Dacres, Colonel Thompson, Mr. Wheeler, Mr.
Lawrence, Mr. Dacres, Mr. Boone, Mr. Greene, Mr. Clarke,
and all the Lawyers of the House, be added to this Committee, as to this Business: And are to meet upon it Tomorrow, at Two post meridiem, at Sir Abraham Williams
House: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses,
Papers, and Records.
Ordered, &c. That the Ordinance concerning Mr.
Stuart be read on Monday Morning next.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, &c. That Mr. Thistlethwaite shall have Leave
to go into the Country.
Ordered, &c. That Mr. Grimes shall have Leave to go
into the Country.
Ordered, &c. That Mr. Nixon shall have Leave to go
into the Country.
Ordered, &c. That Mr. Richard Edwards shall have
Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, &c. That Mr. Buller shall have Leave to go
into the Country.
Ordered, &c. That Mr. John Stevens shall have Leave
to go into the Country.
Ordered, &c. That the Committee for the Sale of
Woods, where Mr. Serjeant Wilde has the Chair, do give
Order to the Treasurers, to pay all such Monies as are
remaining in their Hands, not exceeding Twelve hundred
Pounds, unto the Treasurers for maimed Soldiers; to be
by them employed for the Payment of Physicians, Apothecaries, and Surgeons, in such manner as they shall be
directed by the Committee of maimed Soldiers: And
that the Acquittance of the said Treasurers for maimed
Soldiers shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to
the said Treasurers, for the Payment of the said Sum of
Twelve hundred Pounds accordingly, or for so much
thereof as is remaining in their Hands; and shall accordingly be paid upon this Order.
Ordered, &c. That the Committee for maimed Soldiers, or any Three of them, do meet on Saturday next,
at Two post meridiem, in the Queen's Court: And that
they do consider of the Accompts of the Apothecaries and
Surgeons; and require a List of the said maimed Soldiers,
and the Condition and State of the said Soldiers, that they
may be able to give an Account thereof, when the House
shall require it. They are further to consider, How an
additional Allowance, of Fifty Pounds per Week, may
be provided and settled, for the further Relief of the
maimed Soldiers, and paid out by the Treasurers in
manner as formerly.
This Committee is further to consider, in case the
Twelve hundred Pounds assigned for the Relief of the
maimed Soldiers, out of the Monies remaining in the
Hands of the Treasurers for the Sale of Woods, cannot
be had, that then they do consider, where such of the said
Sum as cannot there be had, may be provided elsewhere.
Ordered, &c. That the Ordinance, this Day presented
by Colonel Venn, for the Relief and Employment of the
Poor, and for the Punishment of Vagrant and other disorderly Persons, be read on Monday come Sevennight.
Pye's, &c. Accompts.
A Certificate from the Committee of Accompts, concerning the Accompt of Sir Robert Pye, Knight, John
Brooke and William Shrimpton Esquires, touching Monies
by them received upon Composition made by the Committee of the Navy with the late Farmers of the petty
Farms, and their several Under-sharers, was this Day
read: Whereby it appears, That they have received the
Sum of Twelve Thousand One hundred Eighty Pounds
Five Shillings Five-pence; That they have disbursed (allowing a Peny in the Pound for the receiving and paying the said Sum) the Sum of Twelve thousand One hundred Eighty-nine Pounds Ten Shillings Five-pence: So
that there remains to the Accomptants the Sum of Nine
Pounds Five Shillings.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth allow of this
Ordered, &c. That the Instructions for the Judges be
read To-morrow Morning.
Whereas this House did, in February 1643, appoint
Denys Bond Esquire, a Member of this House, to receive
the Sum of Four hundred Pounds, being Monies of the
Duke of Candales, lying in the Office of the King's Bench;
and to issue the same for the Service and Preservation of
the Town of Lyme in the County of Dorsett, then besieged: The which Sum of Four hundred Pounds the
said Mr. Bond did accordingly receive, and pay the same
for the Use and Service of Lyme, as by the Acquittance
and Receipt of Colonel Robert Blagh doth appear: It is
Ordered, That the Committee for taking the Accompts
of the Kingdom do accept of, and allow unto the said
Mr. Bond, upon the passing of his Accompt, the said
Acquittance and Receipt of Colonel Robert Blagh, in
Discharge of the said Four hundred Pounds, received and
issued by the said Mr. Bond, as aforesaid.
Pyes, &c. Accompts.
Whereas Wm. Shrimpton, Servant to Mr. Brookes, one
of the Tellers of the Exchequer, did receive the Sum of
Twelve thousand One hundred and Fourscore Pounds
Fifteen Shillings and Eight-pence for the Use of the State;
and pay out the same, by Order of the Committee of
the Navy, upon the Accompt of Sir Robert Pye and Mr.
Brookes: The which Accompt hath been certified from
the Committee of Accompts of the Kingdom, and this
Day read, and allowed of by this House; upon which
Accompt there is allowed only a Peny in the Pound for
the Receipt and Issuing out of the said Sum of Twelve
thousand One hundred and Eighty Pounds Fifteen Shillings
and Eight-pence: This House, considering the great Pains
taken, and Length of Time bestowed, in the Performance
of the said Service, do Order, That Two-pence in the
Pound, more than the said Peny, allowed by the said
Committee of Accompts, be allowed for the said Service,
and paid by Order of the Committee of the Navy.