Die Martis, 23 Martii, 1646.
THE humble Petition of Wm. Cooke, of Highnam
in the County of Gloucester, Esquire, was this Day
read: And likewise a Certificate, under the Hands of the
Committee of Gloucester, of the Twentieth of July 1646,
certifying, That no Information appears before them
sufficient to bring his Estate under the Ordinance of
Resolved, &c. That the Sequestration laid upon the
Estate of Wm. Cooke, of Highnam, in the County of Gloucester, Esquire, by Order of this House, of 3 Novembris,
1643, be hereby taken off, and discharged; and that he
be left to the ordinary Course of Proceedings.
Resolved, &c. That the humble Petition of Richard
Catelyn, late a Member of this House, be referred to the
Examination of the Committee of Lords and Commons
for Sequestrations; to proceed therein according to Justice,
notwithstanding any Order of this House for the Sequestering of his Estate.
Ordered, &c. That a Warrant shall issue forth, under
Mr. Speaker's Hand, directed to the Clerk of the Crown
in Chancery, for a new Writ to be issued, for the Electing
and Returning of a Burgess for the Borough of Scarborough
in the County of Yorke, in the room and place of Sir
Mathew Boynton, deceased.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations, may proceed in all Sequestrations laid on by Order or Direction of this House, in like
manner as in other Cases of Sequestration; except in the
Cases that concern such Persons as have been Members of
this House in this Parliament; and excepting such Persons
whose Cases are already referred to the said Committee,
to be reported to this House.
Cardigan, &c. Prothonotaries.
Ordered, &c. That, To-morrow Morning, the Ordinance sent from the Lords, concerning the Prothonotaries
Place for the Counties of Cardigan, Caermarthen, and
Pembroke, be read.
Answer from Lords.
Colonel Birch brings Answer, That, to the Ordinance
which he carried to the Lords, for a Rent-charge of Fifty
Pounds per Annum, out of Mr. Henry Lingen's Estate, to
Lieutenant Anthony Berrowe, they will send Answer by
Messengers of their own.
Sir John Evelyn brings Answer, That the Lords do
agree to the Vote he carried to them, concerning the
bestowing the Earl of Kingston's Fine upon Mr. William
Mr. Gurdon brings Answer, That, to the Order for
putting the Laws and Ordinances in due Execution for
the better observing the Lord's Days, and the Publick
Fast-Days, the Lords will send Answer by Messengers of
Grant to Berrowe.
Ordered, upon the Question, That the Sum of Seven
hundred Pound be bestowed upon, and paid unto Anthony
Berrowe Gentleman, or his Assignee, out of the Fine of
Henry Lingen, of the County of Hereford, Esquire, a
Delinquent, or out of the Profits of the Sequestration of
the said Estate, the which shall first happen, in lieu of
Fifty Pound per Annum assigned to the said Anth. Berrow
out of the said Estate: And that the Acquittance of the
said Anthony Berrowe shall be a sufficient Discharge to the
Sequestrators, and likewise to the Treasurers at Goldsmiths
Hall, for so much of the said Sum of Seven hundred
Pounds, as shall be paid, either by the said Sequestrators
or Treasurers, upon this Order.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Colonel Birch is appointed to go to the Lords with this
The Ordinance for settling a Rent-charge of Fifty
Pounds per Annum upon this Anth. Berrowe, and his
Heirs, for ever, issuing out of the Estate of this Henry
Lingen, in lieu of which this Sum of Seven hundred Pounds
is by this Order granted, is since passed the Lords, being
formerly sent to them from this House for their Concurrence.
Ordered, and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons,
assembled in Parliament, That for the better regulating
and ordering the Forces to be employed in this Service of
Dublyn, both while they are in England, and when they
shall come to Dublyn, that Colonel Michael Jones, Commander in Chief of the said Forces, shall have, and hereby
hath, the Power of Martial Law, to proceed therein, according to the Articles for the Army under the Command
of Sir Thomas Fairefaxe; calling to his Assistance such
Officers of the Army as shall be requisite.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and
The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you this
Message; They desire a Conference, by Committees of
both Houses, concerning the Army, and some Things for
Dispatch of Business of the Houses, To-morrow at Eleven
of Clock, in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand with
the Conveniency of this House: An Ordinance for the
Visitation and Reformation of the University of Oxon:
This moved from this House; and the Lords have agreed to
it, with these Alterations: A Report from the Committee
of the Admiralty, with the List of Captains Names for the
Summer's Fleet: This was sent to this House from the
Lords; and returned from this House, with some Alterations; the Lords do adhere to Captain Somerster; to the
other Alterations they do agree: An Ordinance for sending
certain Books, that are yet in Lambeth House, to the University of Cambridge; in which they desire the Concurrence
of this House. The Lords desire to put you in mind of Mr.
Pennoyer and Mr. Hill's Ordinance; which they desire
you to take into Consideration: An Ordinance against
Tumults: It moved from this House; and the Lords have
agreed to it, with some Alterations: A Request from the
States Ambassador to go to the King: The Lords think
fit to grant the Messenger a Pass, to be signed by the
Speakers of both Houses; and desire the Concurrence of
this House: The Lords desire to put this House in mind
of Mr. Bolton to be of the Assembly of Divines.
Conference agreed to.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree to the Conference desired by the Lords To-morrow at Eleven of
Clock, in the Painted Chamber.
Mr. Holles, Mr. Pierrepont, Mr. Recorder, Mr. Wheeler,
Sir Phillip Stapleton, Sir Wm. Lewes, are appointed Reporters of this Conference.
The Lords Additions returned to the Ordinance for
the better regulating the University of Oxon were all twice
The Question was propounded, That an Addition be
made to the Additions made by the Lords.
And the Question being put, Whether this Question
shall be now put;
It passed with the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That there be Addition of Members of
this House in this Ordinance.
Resolved, &c. That the Number of Members of this
House, that shall be added, shall be Six-and-Twenty.
Mr. Lisle, Mr. John Lenthall, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Mr.
Scott, Sir Thomas Wrothe, Mr. Doyle, Mr. Prideaux, Mr.
Tate, Mr. Bond, Mr. Ashurst, Mr. Bulkley, Mr. Kyrle,
Mr. Recorder, Mr. Marten, Sir John Burgoyne, Sir Thomas Dacres, Mr. Nicoll, Sir John Maynard, Mr. Gourdon,
Mr. Grimston, Dr. Bond, Mr. Morley, Mr. Gewen, Mr.
Reynolds, Mr. Grove, Mr. Knightley, are added to the
Commissioners, in the Ordinance for the better regulating
the University of Oxon.
The Clauses for adding Four Gentlemen to be Visitors
in this Ordinance; for adding Sixteen Peers, Members
of the House of Peers; and for adding Six Members of
the House of Commons; were read; and, upon the
Question assented unto.
The Clause for changing the Names "Committees"
into "Commissioners," in all the Clauses throughout the
Ordinance, were read; and, upon the Question, assented
The Members of the House of Commons that were
added by the Lords, and agreed unto, were Thomas Lord
Wenman, James Fiennes Esquire, Wm. Lenthall Esquire,
Speaker of the House of Commons, Denzell Holles Esquire,
Sir Robert Harley Knight of the Bath, Humphrey Sallway
The Clauses, giving Power to the Visitors, or any Five
of them, to restore such to their Places and Profits as have
been unjustly turned out; and for avoiding all Elections
to Places as have been made since the University was a
Garison; and for appointing, that all such Persons as shall
be chosen to any Headship, Fellowship, or Scholarship,
in the University of Oxon, shall pass an Examination and
Approbation of the Assembly of Divines, &c.; were all
read; and, upon the Question, disagreed unto.
Resolved, &c. That, at the Conference with the Lords,
appointed to be To-morrow, the Amendments made by
this House, upon the Amendments offered by the Lords,
to the Ordinance concerning the regulating the University
of Oxon, be communicated.
Sir Robert Harley is appointed to go to the Lords, to
desire, that this House may confer To-morrow, at the
Conference, concerning these Amendments.
Mr. Selden, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Rous, are appointed
Managers of this Conference.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth concur with the
Lords, in appointing Captain Wm. Somerster to be Captain
of the Swallowe, as he was first sent from the Lords to
An Ordinance for divers Books in the Study over the
Cloysters in Lambeth House, amongst those of Archbishop
Bancraft's, this Day sent from the Lords, was this Day
read; and, upon the Question, passed.
Earl of Worcester's Estate.
The Amendments to the Ordinance concerning the
satisfying a Debt to Mr. Hill and Mr. Pennoyer, out of
the Sale of Part of the Earl of Worcester's Lands, returned from the Lords, were this Day read; and, upon
the Question, assented unto.
Ordered, &c. That the Petition of John Watson, and
others, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee
formerly appointed to consider of the Ordinance for satisfying a Debt to Mr. Hill and Mr. Pennoyer out of the
Sale of Part of the Earl of Worcester's Lands, where Mr.
Reynolds hath the Chair.
Ordered, &c. That the Ministers, formerly sent down
to the University of Oxon, do continue there till further
Order: And that the Sum of Two hundred Pounds be
charged upon the Receipts of the Revenue, and paid by the
Committee of the Revenue, for the Maintenance of the
said Ministers during their Abode there upon this Service.
Pass to the King.
Resolved, &c. That the Request of the States Ambassador, to have a Pass to go to the King, upon Occasion
of the Death of the Prince of Orange, be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning.
Assembly of Divines.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth concur with the
Lords, That Mr. Bolton be added to the Assembly of
The Amendments, sent from the Lords, to the Order
requiring Justices of Peace, and other Officers, to put in
due Execution the Laws and Ordinances for the better
Observation of the Lord's Day, and publick Fast-Days,
and for suppressing of Tumults, were read; and, upon
the Question, assented unto
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That to the
Conference desired by the Lords; to the appointing
Captain William Somerster to be Captain of the Swallowe;
to the Ordinance for sending certain Books, that are yet
in Lambeth House, to the University of Cambridge;
to the Amendments to the Ordinance concerning
Mr. Hill and Mr. Pennoyer; to the Amendments to the
Ordinance concerning the better Observation of the Lord's
Day, and publick Fast Days, and Suppressing of Tumults;
and to the admitting of Mr. Boulton to be of the Assembly of Divines; this House doth agree: To the rest, they
will send Answer by Messengers of their own.