House of Commons Journal Volume 5
8 April 1647

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 8 April 1647', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 5: 1646-1648 (1802), pp. 136-138. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25063 Date accessed: 28 August 2014.


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Die Jovis, 8 Aprilis, 1647.

Prayers.

Dublyn Castle.

RESOLVED, &c. That Colonel Jones be appointed and constituted Governor of the Town and Castle of Dublyn, in the Kingdom of Ireland.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Mr. Recorder is to carry it to the Lords.

Chester.

Ordered, &c. That when Colonel Jones is in Possession of Dublyn, and settled in the Government of the Town and Castle, that then the House will take into Consideration, to appoint a Governor of Chester.

Col. Sydney.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth declare, That, in due Time, this House will take into Consideration the Merit and Services of Colonel Algernon Sydney.

Provisions for Ireland.

Mr. Reynolds reports from the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, sitting in the Star Chamber, Two Contracts; the one of the Fourth of November last, with Mr. Davies, for Victual, to the Value of Six thousand Pounds; and with John Chesten, Dennis Gawden, and Thomas Rodberd, the Last of January 1646, for Victual, and other Provisions of several Sorts, to the Value of Twenty-six thousand Five hundred Seven Pounds Two Shillings, to be furnished and sent into Ireland, for Supply of the Armies there, for the Houses Approbation thereof, as of other Contracts: The which were read; and were in hæc verba; viz.

WHEREAS Mr. John Davies hath offered to this Committee, That, for the Supply of the Forces which shall be appointed to keep Dublin, and the other Garisons thereabouts, when they shall be put into the Power of the Parliament, or otherwise to be disposed of for the Service of that Kingdom, he will furnish and deliver there, as this Committee shall direct, Six thousand Pounds-worth of Victuals, in these several Kinds, free of all Charges whatsoever; that is to say,

£. s. d.
Wheat, good and serviceable, at Two Pounds Ten Shillings per Quarter, 2,000
White Peas, good and serviceable, at Two Pounds Five Shillings per Quarter, to the Value of 1,125
Lancashire and Cheshire Cheese, at Four-pence per Pound, to the Value of 1,500 - -
Oats, good and sweet, at Sixteen Shilings per Quarter 500 - -
Oatmeal, at Sixteen Shillings the One hundred and Twenty Pound Weight, to the Value of 875 - -
£. 6,000

For which he will take Payment in Manner following; that is to say, Four thousand Pounds in Course, out of the Twenty-five thousand Pounds last ordered, out of the Excise for Ireland; and Two thousand Pounds the Residue thereof, out of the Ordinances for Assessments for Ireland, after all former Orders and Engagements have taken Effect.

This Committee have thought fit, and resolved to accept thereof: And Mr. Reynolds is desired to report the same to the Houses, for their Approbation thereof, as soon as conveniently he may.

WHEREAS John Chesten, Dennis Gawden, and Thomas Rodberd of London, for themselves and Partners, have propounded to this Committee, That they will, at their own Charges, provide, furnish, and ship for Ireland (Weather serving) the Provisions hereafter mentioned; viz. One Third Part thereof by the Eighteenth of February next; another Third Part thereof by the Eighteenth of March; and the Residue by the Tenth of April next ensuing: And will deliver them at such Ports of Ireland, as this Committee shall appoint, safe and well-conditioned, Danger of the Sea excepted, to all but the Victual, the Hazard whereof they will take upon themselves; viz.

£. s. d.
Four hundred Barrels of Powder, English Proof, at Five Pounds per Barrel 2,000 - -
Four Tons of English Match, at Five-and-thirty Pounds per Ton 1,400
Two thousand Pikes, English Clift, at Five Shillings and Six-pence per Pike 550 - -
Twenty Tons of Musquet Shot, at Twenty Pounds per Ton 400 - -
Two thousand Nine hundred Ninety-eight Swords, Dutch Blades, with Belts, at Five Shillings Three-pence per Sword and Belt 786 19 6
Four hundred Snaphance Musquets, with Bandaleers, at Seventeen Shillings each 340 - -
Two thousand Matchlock Musquets, English Locks and Stocks, with Bandaleers, at Fourteen Shillings per Musquet and Bandaleer 1,400 - -
Four hundred Pair of English Pistols, with Holsters, at Five-and-twenty Shillings per Pair 500 - -
Eight hundred Pair of Holsters, at Five Shillings per Pair 200 - -
Four hundred Saddles, with Furniture, at Nineteen Shillings per Piece 380 - -
Five hundred Carabines, with Belts, English Locks and Stocks, proved, at Eighteen Shillings per Piece 450 - -
Two thousand Pair of Shoes, at Three Shillings Two-pence per Pair 316 13 4
Two thousand Sixty-four Caps at Two Shillings and Four-pence per Cap 241 16 -
Five hundred Pair of Boots, at Sixteen Shillings per Pair 400 - -
Two thousand Knapsacks, at Fourteen Pence per Piece 116 13 4
Five hundred Quarters of Wheat, at Three Pounds Five Shillings per Quarter 1,625 - -
Two thousand Quarters of Peas, at Forty-nine Shillings per Quarter 4,900 - -
Three thousand Pounds-worth of Cheese, viz. Suffolke Cheeses, at Three-pence Three Farthings per Pound 3,000 - -
Two thousand Pounds-worth of Oats, at Six-and-twenty Shillings and Eight pence per Quarter 2,000 - -
Four hundred Pounds-worth of Iron, at Twenty Pounds per Ton 400 - -
Deal Boards to the Value of 100 - -
Oatmeal, to the Value of Five thousand Pounds, at Two-pence per Pound 5,000 - -
£. 26,507 2 2

For all which, according to those Prices, amounting to Twenty-six thousand Five hundred Seven Pounds Two Shillings and Two-pence, they will accept of Payment out of the Twenty-five thousand Pounds ordered for Ireland out of the Excise, by the Ordinance of the Tenth of November; and out of the Monies coming in by all the Ordinances for Assessment for Ireland, after all Orders and Engagements, made before the said Tenth of November, have taken Effect; that is to say, Two Thirds thereof out of the said Ordinances of Excise, and the Remainder out of those Assessments: So that they may receive the full Benefit of the Interest, allowed by that Ordinance, in Proportion for so much as that upon the Excise shall amount unto.

And if it shall appear, that the said Persons, or their Partners, have, in pursuance of any Order of this Committee, delivered already any Provisions of these Kind, which have not been included in former Contracts, nor Payment already settled for them, that the same may be accounted as Part of these Particulars, and allowed of for Payment to be made amongst them, as is above expressed.

This Committee have thought fit, and resolved, in regard of the extreme Necessity of having those Provisions sent away at the Times limited, to accept thereof: And upon Certificate of the said Contractors shipping these Provisions, from time to time, will give Warrants for Assignment or Payment of the Money, proportionably and respectively unto them, or their Assigns, both for the Provisions and Interest allowed by that Ordinance, from the Date thereof.

And Mr. Reynolds is desired to report this Contract to the House of Commons, for their Approbation hereof, as of other Contracts; and to move the House, that such Ordinance or Ordinances, as shall be brought in pursuance hereof, tending to the Contractors Security, may be passed for them.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, in the Bargain made by them with Mr. Davies, 4 Novembris 1646, for Victual, to the Value of Six thousand Pounds to be sent into Ireland, for Supply of the Forces there.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, in the Bargain made by them with John Chesten, Dennis Gawden, and Thomas Rodberd, the last of January 1646, to the Value of Twenty-six thousand Five hundred and Seven Pounds Two Shillings and Two-pence, to be sent into Ireland, for Supply of the Armies there.

The Lords Concurrence be . . desired in these Votes.

Mr. Reynolds is appointed to carry them to the Lords: And likewise the Order of 9 Februarii 1646, for Interest, payable out of Goldsmiths Hall every Six Months, for the Sum of Twelve thousand Five hundred Pounds One Shilling Seven Pence, charged by former Order upon Goldsmiths Hall, for divers reduced Officers, contained in Four Lists formerly presented to this House.

Army.

Resolved, &c. That the several Troops in the particular Counties of Leicestershire, Shropshire, Cheshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, and Northamptonshire, do make up one Regiment, under the Command of Colonel Needham; and be one of the Regiments that is to be kept up in the Kingdom of England.

Resolved, &c. That the General's own Regiment of Horse shall be one of the Regiments that is to be kept up in the Kingdom of England.

Resolved, &c. That Colonel Greves' Regiment shall be one of the Regiments of Horse that is to be kept up in the Kingdom of England.

Resolved, &c. That Major Twisselton be Colonel of Colonel Rosseter's Regiment: And that That Regiment be one of the Regiments of Horse that is to be kept up in the Kingdom of England.

Resolved, &c. That Colonel Whalley's Regiment be one of the Regiments of Horse that is to be kept up in the Kingdom of England.

Resolved, &c. That Lieutenant General Cromwell's Regiment under the Command of Major Huntington, as Colonel, shall be one of the Regiments of Horse that is to be kept up in the Kingdom of England.

The Question was propounded, That an Hundred Horse, and an Hundred Dragoons, shall be kept up for the Service of North Wales, under Major General Mitton; to be commanded in Chief by the General, as the other Horse, kept up in the Kingdom, are:

And the Question being put, Whether this Question shall be now put;

It passed with the Affirmative.

Resolved, &c. That an Hundred Horse, and an Hundred Dragoons, shall be kept up for the Service of North Wales, under Major General Mitton; to be commanded in Chief by the General, as other Horse, kept up in the Kingdom, are.

The Question was propounded, That an Hundred Horse, and an Hundred Dragoons, shall be kept up for the Safety of South Wales, under Major General Langharne; to be commanded in Chief by the General, as other Horse, kept up in the Kingdom, are:

And the Question being put, Whether this Question shall be now put;

It passed with the Affirmative.

The Question being put, That an Hundred Horse, and an Hundred Dragoons, shall be kept up for the Safety of South Wales, under Major General Langharne; to be commanded in Chief by the General, as other Horse, kept up in the Kingdom, are;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir Phil. Stapleton, Tellers for the Yea: 56.
Sir Wm. Lewes, With the Yea,
Sir John D'Anvers, Tellers for the Noe: 53.
Mr. Herbert, With the Noe,

So that the Question passed with the Affirmative.

Resolved, &c. That Colonel Oakey shall command the Dragoons.

Irish Affairs.

Upon a Report from the Committee of Lords and Commons, at Derby House, for the Affairs of Ireland, made by Mr. Richard Sallwey;

It is Resolved, &c. That the Gentlemen that were sent from the Kingdom of Ireland have the Leave of this House to go to Dublyn.

The Question was propounded, That these Gentlemen shall have Six hundred Pounds bestowed upon them, to bear their Charge in their Return to Dublyn.

And the Question being put, Whether this Question shall be now put;

The House was divided.

The Noes went forth.

Mr. Rich, Tellers for the Yea: 56.
Colonel Harvey, With the Yea,
Sir Wm. Massam, Tellers for the Noe: 87.
Lieut. General Crumwell, With the Noe,

So that the Question passed with the Negative.

The Question was propounded, That the Sum of Three hundred Pounds be bestowed upon these Gentlemen, to bear their Charge in their Return to Dublyn:

And the Question being put, Whether this Question shall be now put;

It passed with the Affirmative.

Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Three hundred Pounds be bestowed upon these Gentlemen, to bear their Charge in their Return to Dublyn: And that this Warrant be charged upon the Receipts at Haberdashers Hall, and forthwith paid by that Committee.

Proceedings concerning Bosevile.

A Letter from the Commissioners, from Holdenby, of 6 Aprilis 1647, with the Examination of one Humfrey Bosevile inclosed, was this Day read; concerning Letters the said Humfrey Bosevile delivered to the King, in the Disguise of a Country-man's Habit, with an Angle in his Hand, as the King was alighting at a little narrow Bridge, to go to Boughton to Bowls.

The Question being put, That the Sheriff of the County of Northampton, to whose Custody the Commissioners at Holdenby did commit Humfry Bosevile, should send up the said Humfry Bosevile Prisoner to the House;

It passed with the Negative.

Resolved, &c. That Humfrey Bosevile, now in the Custody of the Sheriff of the County of Northampton, committed thither by the Commissioners at Holdenby, be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent, by the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House.

Ordered, &c. That Thanks be returned to the Commissioners, for their Care and Diligence in their Service at Holdenby; and in their discovering and preventing all Inconveniencies that may arise by Intelligences to and from the King: And that they be desired to continue their Care and Diligence.

Sir Walther Earle is appointed to prepare a Letter to this Purpose.

Propositions to the King.

Ordered, &c. That, on Tuesday Morning next, the first Business, and nothing to intervene, the House do take into Consideration the Business, concerning the procuring the King's Answer to the Propositions, according to the former Orders made in this Business.

Pass to the King.

The Question was propounded, That Monsieur Joachime, Ambassador in Ordinary from the States of the United Provinces, shall have a Pass, under Mr. Speaker's Hand, to go to the King at Holdenby:

And the Question being put, Whether this Question shall be now put;

It passed with the Affirmative.

Resolved, &c. That Monsieur Joachime, Ambassador in Ordinary from the States of the United Provinces, shall have a Pass, under Mr. Speaker's Hand, to go to the King to Holdenby.

Ships taken by De-witt.

Ordered, &c. That Mr. Hoyle do prepare a Letter, to be signed by Mr. Speaker, and sent to Mr. Strickland, Resident for the Parliament with the States of the United Provinces; to desire him to negotiate the Business of the Merchants of York and Hull, who had Two Ships taken from * * with Merchandize, by one De-witt.