House of Commons Journal Volume 5
27 May 1647

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 27 May 1647', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 5: 1646-1648 (1802), pp. 184-188. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25092 Date accessed: 29 July 2014.


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Die Jovis, 27 Maii, 1647.

Prayers.

Delinquents.

SIR Anthony Irby, according to former Order, reported from the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, the Fines and Compositions of divers Delinquents.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Two hundred and Twenty-three Pounds of Thomas Stockton, of Kiddington in the County of Chester, Esquire, for a Fine for his Delinquency: His Offence is, That he voluntarily left his Dwelling, and resided in the Enemies Quarters: He rendered before December 1645: His Estate, in Tail, per Annum, Sixty-seven Pounds; for his Wife's Life, per Annum, Seventy-three Pounds; in Fee, per Annum, Seven Pounds Ten Shillings Six-pence: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Two hundred Twenty-three Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Thomas Stockton, of Kiddington in the County of Chester, Esquire, for his Delinquency, and for discharging the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Upon the Report of the Delinquency and the Estate of Francis Tindall, of Wrotherton in the County of York, Esquire;

It is Ordered, That the said Report be re-committed.

Upon the Report of the Delinquencies of, and the Estates of, Edward Dyer, of Sharpham Park in the County of Somersett, Esquire; and Edward Dyer, his Son;

It is Ordered, That the said Report be re-committed.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Two hundred and Sixty Pounds of Sebastian Isaack, of Combe in the County of Devon, Gentleman, for a Fine for his Delinquency: His Offence is, That he assisted the Forces raised against the Parliament: Rendered upon the Articles of Exeter: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Ninety Pounds: for his Life, per Annum, Eighty Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, Two hundred and Sixty Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Sebastian Isaack, of Combe in the County of Devon, Gentleman, for his Delinquency, and for discharging the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Two hundred and Fifty Pounds of Richard Hobson, of Spalding in the County of Lincoln, Gentleman: His Offence is, that he lived in the Enemies Quarters, and assisted in the War against the Parliament: He rendered in September 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Fortyfive Pounds; for Three Lives, per Annum, Nineteen Pounds; for Twelve Years to come, per Annum, Twentythree Pounds; for Fifteen Years to come, per Annum, Fifteen Pounds; for Seventeen Years to come, per Annum, Twenty-eight Pounds; for One Life, per Annum, Twenty-five Pounds; for Two Lives, per Annum, Seven Pounds Ten Shillings; for Fourteen Years to come, per Annum, Twenty Pounds Five Shillings; for Six Years to come, per Annum, Twenty-nine Pounds Five Shillings Eight-pence; in Debts, One hundred Pounds; and he owes Two hundred Pounds: His Fine, at a Tenth, is Two hundred and Fifty Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Richard Hobson of Spalding in the County of Lincoln Gentleman, for his Delinquency, and for discharging the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Two hundred and Sixty Pounds of Wm. Leversage the elder, of Wheelock in the County of Chester, Esquire, for a Fine for his Delinquency: His Offence is, that he voluntarily deserted his Dwelling, and resided in the Enemies Quarters: He rendered in October 1645: His Estate, in Fee, in Possession, per Annum, One hundred and Sixty Pounds; in old Rents, per Annum, Twenty-four Pounds Two Shillings; Personal Estate, Ten Pounds; out of which issues, for One Life, per Annum, Fifty-nine Pounds; Debts charged by Will, Fourteen hundred and Sixty Pounds, which being allowed, leave the Fine, at a Tenth, Two hundred and Sixty Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Wm. Leversage senior, of Wheelock in the County of Chester, Esquire, for his Delinquency, and for discharging the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Six hundred Pounds of Robert Golnold, of Ottley in Com' Suffolk, Esquire: His Offence is, that he was in Arms against the Parliament: Renders upon the Articles of Oxford: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Two hundred Fifty-nine Pounds Six Shillings Eight-pence; in Reversion, after his Mother, One hundred Thirty-three Pounds Six Shillings and Eight-pence; out of which issue Seventeen Pounds per Annum for One Life, and Five Pounds Sixteen Shillings per Annum for ever: Which makes the Fine, at a Tenth, Six hundred Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Robert Gosnold, of Ottley in the County of Suffolk, Esquire, for his Delinquency, and for discharging the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to . . sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Four hundred Pounds of Edward Vernon of Hanbury in the County of Worcester, Gentleman, for a Fine for his Delinquency: His Offence, is, that he adhered unto and assisted the King against the Parliament: He rendered in February 1644: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Fourscore Six Pounds Thirteen Shillings Four-pence; in Reversion, after One Life, One hundred and Seventy Pounds; after Ninety-nine Years, Sixty Pounds per Annum: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Four hundred Pounds.

Delinquents.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Edward Vernon, of Hanbury in the County of Worcester, Gentleman, for his Delinquency, and for discharging the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of One hundred Sixty-and-seven Pounds of Wm. Skipwith, in the County of Lincoln, Gentleman, for a Fine for his Delinquency: His Offence is, that he was in Arms against the Parliament: He comes in upon the Articles of Hartlebury Castle the Fifteenth of May 1646: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Ninety-six Pounds; out of which issues, per Annum, Twenty-two Pounds Three Shillings and Four-pence: Which, being allowed, leaves the Fine, at a Sixth, Two hundred and Fifty Pounds; at a Tenth, One hundred Sixty-seven Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Wm. Skipwith, of Ketsby in the County of Lincoln, Gentleman, for his Delinquency, and for discharging the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Five hundred Pounds of Edward Toppe, of Stockton in the County of Wiltes, Esquire, for his Delinquency: His Offence is, that he was a Commander for the Enemy, and assisted them against the Parliament: Rendered in October 1645: His Estate, in Old Rents, per Annum, Thirteen Pounds Sixteen Shillings; in Fee, in Demesne, &c. per Annum, Fifty Pounds; for Three Lives, per Annum, Sixty Pounds; for Two Lives, per Annum, a Hundred Ninety-three Pounds Thirteen Shillings Four-pence; for One Life, One hundred and Forty Pounds: Out of the Estate, for Life, issues Twenty-six Pounds Thirteen Shillings Four-pence per Annum: And upon the Estate, for Two Lives, a Thousand Pounds is charged by Will, &c.: Which, being allowed, leaves the Fine, at a Tenth, Five hundred Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Edward Toppe, of Stockton in the County of Wiltes, Esquire, for his Delinquency, and for discharging the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of One hundred Fifty-six Pounds Twelve Shillings of Jonathan Jennings, of Rippon in the County of York. Esquire, Counsellor at Law, for his Delinquency: His Offence, That he left his own Dwelling, and resided in the Enemies Quarters: Rendered before the First of May 1646: His Estate, for Life, per Annum, Twentysix Pounds Thirteen Shillings Four-pence; for a Life, after a Life, per Annum, Thirteen Pounds Six Shillings and Eight-pence; For Three Years to come, per Annum Twenty Pounds; For which his Fine, at a Third, is a Hundred Fifty-six Pounds Twelve Shillings.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Jonathan Jennings, of Rippon in the County of York, Esquire, Counsellor at Law, for his Delinquency, and for discharging the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Eight hundred Seventy-and-eight Pounds of Peter Jennings, of Sillesden in the County of York, for his Delinquency: His Offence, that he left his own Dwelling, and resided in the Enemies Quarters: Rendered in November 1645: His Estate, in Fee, Two hundred and Thirty Pounds Seventeen Shillings; for Fourteen Years, per Annum, Ninety-eight Pounds; for Nine Years, per Annum, Forty-two Pounds; for Two Lives, per Annum, Fifty-two Pounds; for One Life, per Annum, Sixteen Pounds Six Shillings and Eight-pence; in Personal Estate, Two thousand Thirty-four Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Eight hundred Seventy-eight Pounds.

Delinquents.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Peter Jennings, of Sillesden in the County of York, Esquire, for his Delinquency, and for discharging the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Thirteen hundred and Ninety Pounds of John Oldfield, of Spalding in the County of Lincoln, Esquire, for his Delinquency: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He renders upon the Articles of Newark: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Three hundred and Fiftytwo Pounds Sixteen Shillings; in Reversion, per Annum, Eighty Pounds; for Two Lives per Annum, Three Pounds; for One Life, Nine Pounds; for Twenty-one Years, per Annum, Sixty-five Pounds; for Twelve Years to come, Six Pounds; for Four Years to come, Sixty-two Pounds; for Thirteen Years, Ten Pounds; for Nine Years, Twenty Pounds; for Fifteen Years, Ten Pounds; in Personal Estate, Four hundred and Fifty Pounds; in Debts, Two hundred and Thirty Pounds Seven Shillings: He owes One thousand Two hundred Thirty-six Pounds: His Fine, at a Sixth, is One thousand Three hundred and Ninety Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto John Oldfield, of Spalding in the County of Lincoln, Esquire, for his Delinquency, and for the discharging the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Four hundred Sixty-four Pounds of Maurice Williames, of Swarby in the County of Lincoln, Gentleman, for his Delinquency: His Offence is, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: Renders upon the Articles of Newark: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, a Hundred Twenty-eight Pounds; for Ten Years to come, per Annum, Fifty-six Pounds: out of which issues Fifteen Shillings per Annum for ever: For which his Fine, at a Sixth, is Four hundred Sixty-four Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Maurice Williams, of Swarby in the County of Lincoln, Gentleman, for his Delinquency, and for the discharging the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Three hundred Forty-five Pounds of Thomas Jackson, of Leeds in the County of York, Clothier, for his Delinquency: His Offence, That he adhered unto and assisted the King in this War against the Parliament: He rendered in November 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, a Hundred and Forty Pounds; in Reversion, per Annum, Forty Pounds: in Personal Estate, Two hundred and Fifty Pounds: For which his Fine at a Tenth, is Three hundred Forty-five Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Thomas Jackson of Leeds in the County of York, Clothier, for his Delinquency, and for the discharging the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Six hundred and Eighty Pounds of John Lawton, in the County of Chester, Esquire, for his Delinquency: His Offence is, That he voluntarily left his Dwelling, and resided in the Enemy's Quarters: Rendered in September 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Three hundred and Seven Pounds Sixteen Shillings and Nine-pence; old Rents, per Annum, Ten Pounds Two Shillings; in Reversion, per Annum, Eight Pounds Ten Shillings: For which his Fine at a Tenth, is Six hundred and Eighty Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto John Lawton, of Lawton in the County of Chester, Esquire, for his Delinquency, and for discharging the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Eight hundred Pounds of John Davy, of Ruxford, in the County of Devon, Esquire, for his Delinquency: His Offence is, That he voluntarily left his Dwelling, and resided in the Enemies Garisons: Rendered upon the Articles of Exeter: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Two hundred Twenty-seven Pounds Ten Shillings; in old Rents, per Annum, Forty Pounds and Eleven Shillings; in Reversion, One hundred Sixty-seven Pounds; out of which issues Eight Pounds Two Shillings and Nine-pence per Annum for ever; Forty Pounds per Annum for One Life; and Fifteen Pounds per Annum for Two Lives: Which leaves the Fine, at a Sixth, Twelve hundred Pounds; at a Tenth, Eight hundred Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto John Davy, of Ruxford in the County of Devon, Esquire, for his Delinquency, and for discharging the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

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An Ordinance for granting of Pardons unto Wm. Burgesse, of Macklesfield in the County of Chester, Gentleman; Thomas Butley, in the County of Chester, Yeoman; James Renshaw, of the same, Husbandman; and John Walker, of Congleton in the County of Chester, Skinner; for their Delinquencies, and for discharging the Sequestrations of their Estates; was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, &c. That Sir Edward Master, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.

Harrison's Composition.

Upon Mr. Lane's Report from the Committee of the Three Counties, concerning the Composition of Mr. Richard Harrison, made with him by that Committee in January 1644;

It is Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Fine of Eight hundred Pounds of Richard Harrison, for Pardon of his Delinquency, and taking off the Sequestration of his Estate: And that an Ordinance, in usual Form, be prepared and brought in to this Purpose.

Mr. Tyndall.

Resolved, &c. That the Report concerning Mr. Francis Tyndall be re-committed.

Dr. Warner's Sequestration.

An Ordinance for authorizing the Committee at Haberdashers Hall, to whom Dr. Warner is referred, to take off the Sequestration of his Estate, upon his Payment of the First Moiety of such Compositions as shall be there agreed, and for securing the rest, formerly sent from the Lords, was this Day read; and, upon the Question passed.

Army Accompts.

Ordered, &c. That the latter Clause of the Ordinance, passed on Tuesday last, for taking the Accompts of the Soldiery of the Kingdom, concerning the allowing a Peny in the Pound to the Committee, be left out.

And it was accordingly left out.

Lieut. Gen. of Ordnance.

Ordered, &c. That to the Order, on Tuesday last passed, for restoring the Place of Lieutenant of the Ordnance to Sir Walter Erle, a Clause be added, for appointing the Solicitor to prepare a Grant of the said Place unto him; and for authorizing the Commissioners of the Great Seal to pass the said Grant, so prepared under the Great Seal, accordingly.

Dyer's Fine.

Ordered, &c. That the Report concerning the Fine and Composition of Edward Dyer senior, of Sharpham Park in the County of Somersett, Esquire, and Edward Dyer, his Son, be re-committed.

Skipwith's Fine.

Ordered, &c. That Mr. Skipwith, of Ketsby in the County of Lincolne, Gentleman, who came in upon the Articles of Hartlebury Castle, be admitted to his Fine at a Tenth, and pass his Ordinance accordingly.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, &c. That Sir Arthur Heselrige, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.

Searcher of Boston.

Upon the Petition of Edmond Allard, &c. and the Report from the Committee of the Navy, concerning one Wilson to be Searcher at Boston;

It is Ordered, That the said Wm. Wilson be hereby nominated and appointed to be Searcher of Boston, with the Members, in the County of Lincolne: And that the Committee of the Navy and Customs do take care, that he be placed in the said Place of Searcher accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Cotterstock &c. Ministers.

Ordered, &c. That the One hundred Pounds per Annum, allowed upon the Composition of Mr. Robert Kirkham, of Finchead in the County of Northampton, to be assigned for the Maintenance of the Ministers of Cotterstock and Glapthorne, passed in the Ordinance for his Composition, for Maintenance of the Minister of Cutterstock only, be amended in the said Ordinance; and assigned and conveyed for the better Maintenance of the Ministers of Cotterstock and Glapthorne.

Message to Lords.

Colonel Birch carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance and Instructions for taking the Accompts of the Soldiery of the Kingdom; and the Order for restoring and continuing to Sir Wm. Allenson the Office formerly granted him of Clerk of the Hanaper.

Weavers Company.

The humble Petition of the Commonalty of the Company of Weavers of London, and the Copy of a Petition from the same Company annexed, preferred to this House long since, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, referred unto Colonel Thompson, Alderman Pennington, Mr. Sallway, Mr. Boyse, Mr. Miles Corbett, Mr. Vassall, Alderman Atkyn, Mr. Bond, Colonel Wilson, Serjeant Wilde, Sir John Potts, Mr. Strode, Mr. Edward Ash, Mr. Snellinge, Mr. James Ash, Colonel Popham, Sir Jo. Evelyn of Surry, Mr. Weaver, Sir John Francklyn, Mr. Jesson, Mr. Lassells, Colonel Ludlowe, Mr. Boone, Colonel Venn, Sir Tho. Some, Mr. Love, Colonel Purefoy, Sir Wm. Massam, Sir John Maynard, Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Lemman, Mr. Blackeston, Mr. Thynn, Mr. John Goodwyn, Mr. Whittacre, Mr. Scott, Mr. Dove, Mr. Nelthorpe, Mr. Baynton, Mr. Robinson, the Knights and Burgesses of the Counties of Norfolk and Suffolk: And all that will come to have Voices: And are to meet this Afternoon at Two post meridiem, in the Star Chamber: and so de die in diem, as they shall think fit, notwithstanding any Adjournments of the House: And have Power to receive the Petitions concerning the Weavers, and Trade of Weaving, from the Counties of Norfolk and Suffolk; and all other Petitions of this Nature, from all other Parts, concerning the Business of Weaving, and Weavers: And have Power to send for Patents, Books of Accompts, Papers, Records, Parties and Witnesses.

Prince Elector.

Ordered, &c. That, on Tuesday next, the next Business, immediately after the Reports from Goldsmiths Hall, peremptorily, and no other Business to intervene, the Papers and Report concerning the Prince Elector Palatine be taken into Consideration: And that Mr. Speaker do put the House in mind hereof: And that, immediately after these Papers, the Reports from the Committee of the North be made.

Petitions to be read.

Ordered, &c. That the Petitions of Northampton, Bucks, and Plymouth, appointed to be read this Day, be read on Thursday next, the next Business after the Reports from Goldsmiths Hall.

Message to Lords.

Sir Wm. Lewes carried to the Lords for their Concurrence, the Votes passed on Tuesday last, for disbanding divers Regiments of the Army, under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairefax; and the Order for restoring to Sir Walter Earle the Place of Lieutenant of the Ordnance.

Message from Lords.

A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Heath and Mr. Hakewell;

The Lords have received a Letter from the Commissioners of Scotland, touching the Earl of Ancram: The Lords approve of it; and recommend it to your Consideration: They have . . . . an Ordinance for making Mr. Francis Rivett Governor of the Hospital of St. Nicholas; in which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Earl of Ancram.

The Letter from the Commissioners of Scotland, from Worcester House, of Decimo 7 Maii 1647, on the Behalf of the Earl of Ancram was read.

The Question was propounded, That the Sum of Fifteen hundred Pounds shall be bestowed upon the Earl of Ancram:

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

The House was divided.

The Noes went forth.

Mr. Holles,Tellers for the Yea:113.
Sir John Clotworthy,With the Yea,
Mr. Bond,Tellers for the Noe:57.
Mr. Boys,With the Noe,

So that the Question passed with the Affirmative.

Resolved, That the Sum of Fifteen hundred Pounds be bestowed upon the Earl of Ancram: And that the Committee of the Revenue do pay the said Sum of Fifteen hundred Pounds unto the said Earl of Ancram, accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That the Allowance of Ten Pounds per Week, formerly granted, and ordered to be paid by the Committee of the Revenue to the Earl of Ancram, for his Support and Maintenance, be continued still to be paid unto him, until the House take further Order.

St. Nicholas Hospital.

The Ordinance, sent from the Lords, for making Francis Rivett Esquire, Master, or Governor, of St. Nicholas Hospitital in the County of Wiltes, was this Day read.

The humble Petition of John Strickland Minister, concerning the Business of the Governorship of the said Hospital of St. Nicholas in the County of Wiltes, was read.

The Question being put, For concurring with the Lords in the Ordinance aforesaid, for making Francis Rivett Esquire Governor of the Hospital of St. Nicholas in the County of Wiltes;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir Henry Vane,Tellers for the Noe:71.
Sir Anthony Irby,With the Noe,
Sir Henry Vane junior,Tellers for the Yea:73.
Sir John Clotworthy,With the Yea,

So that the Question passed with the Affirmative.

Mr. Holles and Sir Phillipp Stapleton, who were present at the Debate, and at the Question putting, and withdrawing, before they were told, upon the Division of the House; they were called down, and required to give their Votes.

Sir Phillipp Stapleton gave his Vote in the Affirmative.

Mr. Holles gave his Vote in the Negative.

Mr. Wingate, being in the like Case, gave his Vote in the Affirmative.

Sir Dudly North being likewise in the same Case, gave his Vote in the Affirmative.

So that the Votes in the Affirmative were Seventyand-six; and the Votes in the Negative Seventy-two.

The Question passed with the Affirmative: And

It is Resolved, &c. That this House doth concur with the Lords in the said Ordinance.

Garisons.

Ordered, &c. That Sir John Clotworthy do make his Report concerning the Garisons, To-morrow Morning, the first Business.

Answer to Lords.

Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message: They have taken the Business concerning the Earl of Ancram into Consideration: They do concur in the Ordinance for making of Francis Rivett Esquire Governor of St. Nicholas Hospital in the County of Wiltes.

Privilege.

Ordered, upon the Question, That the Examination of the Matter of Fact concerning the Arrest of Mr. Hugh Hubert, be referred to the Committee where Mr. John Goodwyn hath the Chair; who are to report the said Matter of Fact on Tuesday Morning next.

Report deferred.

Ordered, &c. That Mr. Serjeant Wilde do, on Tuesday Morning next, report the Matter of Fact, in the Case concerning Mr. Reeve and the Lady Wilde.

Incest, &c.

Ordered, &c. That Mr. Serjeant Wilde do, To-morrow Morning, the first Business, report the Ordinance in his Hands, for the Punishing of Incest, Adultery, Fornication, Drunkenness, Swearing and Cursing.

Answer from Lords.

Sir Wm. Lewes reports, That he had delivered to the Lords, the Votes passed on Tuesday last, concerning the Disbanding of divers Regiments of the Army, under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairefaxe: And

Brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the said Votes: And that they do likewise agree to the Order for restoring the Place of Lieutenant of the Ordnance to Sir Walter Erle.

Apprentices.

An Ordinance concerning Apprentices enjoying their Freedoms and Infranchisements, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Invalid Soldiers, &c.

Ordered, &c. That Mr. Nathaniell Bacon do prepare, and To-morrow bring in, an Ordinance for Relief of maimed Soldiers, Widows, and Orphans, in the several Counties.

London Militia, &c.

The House being informed, That the Committee of the Militia of the City of London were at the Door, desiring to prefer something to the House;

They were called in: And Mr. Alderman Gibb did deliver some Informations and Desires, and the Grounds of the said Desires, concerning the Guards of the City.

Ordered, &c. That the Committee of the Militia of London that now is, shall have the like Power to dispose of the remaining Part of the last Twelve thousand Pounds, as the former Committee had.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Twelve thousand Pounds be furnished to the Committee of the Militia of the City of London, to be disposed of by them for the Service and Maintenance of their Guard: And that the said Sum of Twelve thousand Pounds be paid unto the said Committee of the Militia, or such as they shall appoint to receive the same.

Resolved, &c. That this Twelve thousand Pounds be charged, in Course, upon the Credit of the former Security, given for the last Two hundred thousand Pounds: And that an Ordinance be prepared and brought in to this Purpose: And Mr. Gott is appointed to prepare and bring in this Ordinance.

It is further Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Eighteen thousand Pounds, more than the former Twelve thousand Pounds, be charged, in Course, upon the Credit of the former Security, given for the last Two hundred thousand Pounds; to be distributed in such Manner as both Houses of Parliament shall think fit, among such poor People as have advanced any Sums formerly upon the Publick Faith; to such only, as have lent the Sum of Five Pounds or under.

Mr. Gott is to bring a Clause in this Ordinance, concerning this Eighteen thousand Pounds: And likewise, for Explanation of, and better putting in Execution, the Ordinance for raising and securing the last Two hundred thousand Pounds.

He is to bring in this Ordinance on Tuesday next.

Forces for Ireland.

Ordered, That this Business concerning the Transporting of Colonel Birche's Foot and Horse into Ireland, be referredto the Committee of the Affairs of Ireland at Derby House: Who are this Afternoon to consider of it, and to put this Business of transporting these Forces into the speediest way they can: And the Gentlemen of Herefordshire, and Colonel Birch, are desired to be present at the Committee this Afternoon, upon this Business.

Ordered, &c. That Sir Anthony Irby, and the rest of the Gentlemen formerly appointed to go to the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, upon the Procuring of the Monies granted upon the Credit at Goldsmiths Hall, for the Service of Colonel Birche's Forces, designed to be transported into Ireland, do go this Afternoon to the said Committee; and improve their best Interests with the said Committee, for procuring the said Monies; representing the important Necessities of speedy transporting the said Forces.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, &c. That Lieutenant General Massey shall have Leave to go into the Country.

Ordered, &c. That Sir John Bampfield shall have Leave to go into the Country.

Ordered, &c. That Colonel Norton shall have Leave to go into the Country.

Ordered, &c. That Mr. Sallway junior shall have Leave to go into the Country.

Ordered, &c. That Mr. Holland shall have Leave to go into the Country.

Ordered, &c. That Mr. Packer shall have Leave to go into the Country.

A Person to attend.

Resolved, &c. That Captain Walboouf be summoned forthwith to attend this House.

Norfolke Writ.

Ordered, &c. That the Sheriff of the County of Norfolke be hereby required, forthwith to send back by this Bearer, to the Commissioners of the Great Seal, the Writ for electing a Knight of the Shire to serve for that County, in the place of Sir John Hobart, deceased: And that he proceed not to any Election upon that Writ, until further Order from this House.