Die Veneris, 9Aprilis, 1647.
Army Pay, &c.
RESOLVED, &c. That the Pay of such Commanders and Officers as shall be employed in the
Service of Ireland, shall be higher than such as shall be
employed in England.
Resolved, &c. That no Governor of any Garison,
Fort, or Castle, appointed to be kept in this Kingdom,
that shall not have above Two Hundred Men under his
Command, shall have above the Pay of a Captain, according to the Establishment as shall be hereafter made.
Resolved, &c. That such Proportions of the Commanders and Officers Entertainment, employed in the
Service of Ireland, as shall be respited upon the Publick
Faith, shall be paid in Land in Ireland, according to such
Proportions as the Adventurers are to have; the Adventurers being first satisfied.
Mr. Scott reports the Amendments to the Ordinance
re-committed, concerning the Great Seal: The which
were read the First and Second time.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and
The Lords have commanded us to let you know, That
the Lords have added Six of their Lordships to the Committee of Irish Affairs, sitting at Derby House, as this
House desired; viz. The Earl of Lincolne, Earl of Suffoulke,
Earl of Middlesex, Lord Dacres, Lord Willoughby, Lord
Maynard: They desire a Conference, by Committees of
both Houses, concerning the Ordinance for putting down
the Country Committees; and likewise concerning the Ordinance for regulating the University of Oxon; this Morning at Ten of Clock, in the Painted Chamber, if it may
stand with the Conveniency of this House:- To deliver
this Ordinance, for Mr. Thomas Palmer to be Rector of
the Rectory of Aston in the County of Derby; wherein
they desire the Concurrence of this House:- This Petition of Judith Richardson, Widow; which the Lords do
especially recommend unto this House.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee for
the Affairs of Ireland, at Derby House to prepare Establishments for the Forces, both of England and Ireland,
respectively: And that the Members of this House, that
are of the Committee of the Army, be joined to this Committee, as to these Establishments; together with the Addition of Mr. Swinfen, Colonel Rosseter, Captain Wingate,
Mr. West, Dr. Bond, Sir John Merrick, Mr. Arundell:
And they are to meet this Afternoon; and to bring it in
on Tuesday Morning next: And the more particular Care of
this Business is referred to Mr. Swinfen and Mr. Scawen.
Resolved, &c. That the Custody of the Great Seal of
England shall be continued in the Hands of the same Commissioners as now it is, for Twenty Days longer, after the
Expiration of the Time it is now continued for: and likewise the Commission for hearing Causes in Chancery.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Commissions for Ireland.
Resolved, &c. That Power be given to the Committee
for the Affairs of Ireland at Derby House, to give Commissions, from time to time, as Occasion shall require for
the Service of Ireland, to such Officers and Commanders
as are or shall be approved for that Service by both
Houses of Parliament.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Message to Lords.
Sir Wm. Lewes carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance for a Monthly Assessment of Sixty
thousand Pounds: The Ordinance for Colonel Jones to be
Governor of Dublyn: The Ordinance concerning the Continuance of the Great Seal, and Commission for hearing
Causes in Chancery, in the same Hands it now is, for
Twenty Days longer: The Two Contracts made, one
with Mr. Davies, the other with John Cheston, and others,
for Provisions for Ireland: . . Order for Power to be
given to the Committee at Derby House, for the Affairs
of Ireland, to grant Commissions for the Service of Ireland: An Order for Twenty Pounds to Captain Errington,
out of Haberdashers Hall: An Order for Interest for
Twelve thousand Pounds, formerly granted the reduced
Officers, out of Goldsmiths Hall.
Ordered, &c. That, on Tuesday next come Sevennight,
the first Business, the House do take into Consideration
the whole Business of the Church: And that they do proceed in the Business concerning the Church, and settling
of godly and able Ministers, for Fourteen Sitting Days,
together: And that for the said Space of Fourteen Days,
no other Business be admitted to Debate, except it do concern the Forces to be sent to Ireland; the Army of England, and Forces to be kept up here; the Great Seal; the
Propositions; and the Matter of Money.
Ordered, &c. That, when the Time for excluding private Business shall be out, the Petition of Mrs. Judith
Richardson shall be read.
Answer from Lords.
Sir Wm. Lewes brings Answer, That the Lords do
agree to all the Votes, Orders, and Ordinances, carried
by him, except that Ordinance for the Monthly Assessment of Sixty thousand Pounds: To which they will
send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ministers of Religion.
Ordered, &c. That the Names of such Ministers as are
sent from the Lords, in Ordinances, to be put into Livings,
be sent unto the Assembly of Divines; to the end they
may certify to the House their Knowledge of their Abilities, and Fitness for such Charges.
Ordered, &c. That on Tuesday Morning next, the
Petition of reduced Officers, delivered in by Sir Philip
Stapleton, be read.
Ordered, &c. That, on Thursday Morning next, the
Ordinance for relieving and setting on Work poor People,
and Punishing of vagrant Persons, be read.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree, That these
Lords be added to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, at Derby House.
Conference agreed to.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree to a Conference with the Lords, as is desired, To-day at Ten
The Ordinance, sent from the Lords, for making Mr.
Thomas Palmer Rector of the Rectory of Aston in the
County of Derby, was this Day read the First time; and
nothing more done upon it at this time.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Finche and
The Lords have received a Petition from a Company
of poor Widows: Which they recommend unto your Consideration. They have received a Petition from divers
Tenants of Dr. Juxon, late Bishop of London: They desire
the House will join with the Lords, to think of some
Course to relieve the said Tenants, according to the Prayer
of their Petition; which their Lordships think very reasonable, and fit to be granted: And, . . that End, they
have appointed a Committee of Nine, and desire the
House of Commons will appoint a proportionable Number, to consider of the Premises accordingly. They have
likewise sent you an Ordinance for the Appointing of Mr.
Reuben * to be Rector of Haughton in the Spring in the
County Palatine of Durham: In which they desire the
Concurrence of this House.
The humble Petition of divers distressed Widows, whose
Names are underwritten, whose Husbands have died in
the Parliament's Service, was this Day read.
And Mr. Speaker informed the House of the Necessities
and Desires of the said Petitioners.
It is thereupon Ordered, by the Commons, assembled
in Parliament, That the said Petition be referred to the
Consideration of the Treasurers at Christ Church: Who
are to certify the Matter of Fact, concerning the Suggestion in the Petition; and whether the Petitioners be
within their Instructions; and what may be done for
their speedy Relief.
Resolved, &c. That the weekly Sum of Fifty Pounds
be charged upon the Receipts of the Excise, for the Relief of the maimed Soldiers, more than what is already
charged upon the said Receipts for that Purpose, and paid
weekly to the Treasurers at Christ Church, to be issued
by the said Treasurers, according to such Instructions as
they have, or shall, from time to time, receive from the
Committee for maimed Soldiers: And that an Ordinance
be brought in to this Purpose.
Mr. Richard Sallway is to prepare this Ordinance.
Ordered, &c. That such wounded and maimed Soldiers as shall have Certificates from the Physician, that it
is necessary, for their Recovery, to go to the Bathe, shall
have Passes from Mr. Speaker to go: And shall have a
competent Allowance for their Conveyance thither, and
Maintenance there, paid by the Treasurers, upon Order
of the Committee.
Dr. Juxon's Tenants.
Ordered, &c. That the Petition of divers Tenants of
Dr. Juxon, late Bishop of London; and the Message from
the Lords concerning it; be taken into Consideration on
Tuesday Morning next.
Memorandum, Sir Simonds D'Ewes delivered in likewise
a Petition from the said Tenants.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the First Messengers; That, to
the Addition of the Lords for the Affairs Ireland, at
Derby House; and to the Conference; this House does
agree: To the rest, They will send Answer by Messengers
of their own.
Answer returned by the Second Messengers; That this
House hath considered their Lordships Message; and will
send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Payment to Ld. Ormond.
Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, assembled in
Parliament, That the Commissioners at Goldsmiths Hall
may confer with the Treasurers there, as they see Cause,
to give them Order to furnish, by way of Exchange, payable in Amsterdam in Holland, the Sum of Ten thousand
Eight hundred and Seventy-seven Pounds Fourteen Shillings and Nine-pence, formerly charged upon that Treasury,
by an Ordinance of the 23th of February last, for the Use of
the Lord of Ormond: And that the said Commissioners have
Power to make such Allowance as they shall find necessary
to effect the same: And that they do give Order to the
Treasurers to make Payment of the same accordingly.
According to the Report from the Committee for Ireland, at Derby House, the Gentlemen of Herefordshire
were put in mind of providing and making ready the
Money for Colonel Birche's Regiment, that the Service
of Ireland might not be retarded. Sir Robert Harley
did thereupon inform the House, that all the Care, that
could, had been used for procuring of it, either here or in
Ordered, &c. That, on Tuesday next, after the Business
of the Proportions shall be determined, the House do proceed in the Report of the Amendments to the Ordinance
concerning the Great Seal, this Day made by Mr. Scott.
Forces for Ireland.
Whereas the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, at
Derby House, had, by former Order, Power given them
to draw the Forces of the Army, that shall engage to go
for Ireland into a Body, from the rest of the Army: It
is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, That
the said Committee shall have further Power to dispose
these Forces into Regiments, or otherwise, as shall be
most convenient for the Advantage of that Service.
A Letter from Major Monro, and the other Officers
and Commanders of the Scotts Forces in Ulster in Ireland,
was this Day read. And
It is Ordered to be referred to the Consideration of the
Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, at Derby House:
Who are to report their Opinions, What is fit to be done
upon it to the House.
Mr. Rowse, Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Bainton, Mr. Strode,
Mr. Samuell Browne, are appointed Reporters of this
According to former Order, the House adjourned itself
till Tuesday Morning next, at Eight of Clock.