House of Commons Journal Volume 5
19 July 1647

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 19 July 1647', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 5: 1646-1648 (1802), pp. 249-251. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25136 Date accessed: 31 July 2014.


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Die Lunæ, 19 Julii, 1647.

Prayers.

Leave of Absence.

ORDERED, That Sir Edward Bainton, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.

Ordered, That Mr. Charleton, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.

Ordered, That Erasmus Erle Esquire a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country: And he is further enjoined and required to use his best Endeavour, and take care, that the late Distractions and Differences at Norwich, concerning the Excise, may be composed and settled.

Ordered, That the Leave formerly granted to Sir Henry Vane, a Member of this House, to go into the Country, be continued: And that the said Leave be renewed to him.

Ordered, That the Leave formerly granted to Mr. Luke Robinson, a Member of this House, to go into the Country, be continued: And that the Leave be renewed.

Ordered, That Mr. Alderman Hoyle, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.

Sufferers at Leeds.

The humble Petition of Paul Freeman, Robert Worrall, Richard Nimlim, Margarett Fletcher, Alice Freeman, of Leeds in Yorkshire, Clothiers, was this Day read; and was, for Relief of their Losses at Leeds, in burning their Houses, and Spoil of their Goods.

Ordered, That the Sum of Three hundred Pounds be provided and raised out of the Estates of such concealed Delinquents in the County of Yorke, as are not sequestered, for and towards the Satisfaction of the Losses of Paul Freeman, Robert Worrall, Richard Nimlin, Margarett Fletcher, and Alice Freeman, of Leedes, Clothiers, in burning down their Houses, and spoiling of their Goods, at Leeds aforesaid: And that it be referred to the Committee of the County of Yorke, to examine the Losses of the said respective Persons, upon Oath, Whether they do amount to so much, or not; and to pay unto them their Proportions of the said Three hundred Pounds, according to their Losses respectively.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Sir Robert Pye is to carry this Order to the Lords.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Tate, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Fowell, Mr. Mackworth, Mr. Peck, Mr. Moore of Shropshire, Sir Walter Erle, Mr. West, Mr. Francis Bacon, Mr. Edward Stephens, Sir Thomas Pelham, Sir Humfrey Briggs, Mr. Vaughan, Members of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.

Ordered, That Leave be given to all the Lawyers of the House, that are so minded, to go the Circuit.

Ordered, That Mr. Dixon, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country for Fourteen Days.

Message to Lords.

Sir Henry Vane carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Vote for Sir Thomas Fairefax to have the Command of all the Land Forces under the Pay of the Parliament: And was to put the Lords in mind of the Votes formerly sent unto them from this House, for the Disbanding of those Forces that came off from the Army; and of the Ordinance for authorizing the Committee of the Army to bring in the Arrears of the Army.

Army.

A Letter from Colonel Birch, from Hereford, of 15 Julii 1647, directed to Mr. Speaker; another Letter, from Colonel Birch, from Hereford, of the same Date, directed to Sir Thomas Fairfaxe; and a Letter from Sir Thomas Fairefax, of 18 Julii 1647, from Reading; concerning some Distempers and Differences that have happened amongst the Forces at Herefford, engaged under Colonel Birch, for Ireland; were all of them this Day read. And

It is thereupon Ordered, That a Letter be sent from this House to the General, to give Order for the speedy sending away the Forces engaged under Colonel Birch, for Ireland, according to their Engagement and Undertaking.

Mr. Knightley and Sir Robert Harly are appointed to prepare this Letter.

Answer of the Eleven Members.

The House being acquainted, That the Eleven Members of this House, charged by the Army, were ready to deliver in their Answer to the said Charge;

They did deliver in the said Answer.

The which was intituled, "The Allegations and Answers of Denzell Holles Esquire, Sir Philip Stapilton, Sir Wm. Lewes, Sir John Clotworthy, Sir Wm. Waller, Sir John Maynard, Knights, Major General Massey, John Glyn, Esquire Recorder of London, Walter Long Esquire, Colonel Edward Harley, Anthony Nicoll Esquire, Members of this Honourable House, to the Charge or Impeachment exhibited against them, in the Name of Sir Thomas Fairefax, and the Army under his Command;" and was read the First time, the Members being present.

And then the said Members did of themselves withdraw.

And, after they were withdrawn, the said Allegations and Answers were read the Second time.

Letter read.

A Letter from the Commissioners residing with the Army, of 18 Julii 1647, from Reading, was this Day read.

Issue for Irish Service.

An Ordinance for the Payment of Seven-and-twenty thousand Three hundred Sixty-and-two Pounds, Remainder of Forty thousand Pounds, by Alderman Bunce, and the rest of the Treasurers at Weavers Hall, for the Service of Ireland; and for making void an Ordinance of 12 Julii instant, for the Payment of Thirty thousand Pounds, Remainder of Forty thousand Pounds, by the said Treasurers, for the Service of Ireland; was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Sir Henry Vane carried the said Ordinance to the Lords.

Garisons.

According to former Order, the House resumed the Report concerning the Garisons: And.

It is Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords, That Goodrich Castle be disgarisoned; and the Works made sithence these Troubles dismantled and slighted.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords, That the Garisons in Leicester be disgarisoned; and the Works made sithence these Troubles slighted and dismantled.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords, That the Town and Castle of Monmouth be disgarisoned; and the Works made since these Troubles dismantled and slighted.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords, That the Garison of Banbury be disgarisoned; and the new Works made without the Walls be slighted.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth adhere to their former Vote, That Eccleshall Castle be made untenable.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth adhere to their former Vote, That the Castles of Tutbury and Dudley be forthwith made untenable.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords, That the Walls about Lichfield Close be dismantled.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords, That Bridgwater be disgarisoned; and the new Works slighted.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords, That the Castle of Mulgrave in the County of York be disgarisoned; and the Works made since these Troubles slighted and dismantled.

Ordered, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords, That the First Vote in the Seventh Page, for referring it to the Committees of the County of Worcester, to take Order, That the City of Worcester be made untenable, be left out.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords, That the Third Vote in the Seventh Page, for referring it to the Committee of Warwickshire, to slight the Works about Coventry, be left out.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth adhere to the former Vote, for the Demolishing of Denbigh Castle, as it went from the House.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth adhere to the former Vote, for the total Demolishing of Holt Castle, as it went from this House.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords, That the Castle of Ruthen be disgarisoned; and the Works about it sithence these Troubles slighted and dismantled.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth adhere to the former Vote, for the Disgarisoning and Demolishing of the Castles of Hawarden, Flynt, and Ruthland, in the same manner as it went from this House.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth adhere to their former Vote, in Approving of what the Committee of the County of Lancaster hath done, in Demolishing of Latham House.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth adhere to their former Vote, for the Disgarisoning and Demolishing of Harleigh Castle.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth adhere to their former Votes, for the Disgarisoning and Demolishing of the Castles of Aberistwith and Cardigan.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth adhere to their former Vote, that Wenny Castle be made indefensible.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords, That the Execution of these Votes be left to the Care of the Deputy Lieutenants of the several Counties to be forthwith performed accordingly with the Addition of this Clause; viz. After the Word "Lieutenants," and before the Word "of," "or Commissioners of Parliament, named in the Ordinance for the raising the Sixty thousand Pounds per mensem, or any Three or more of them."

Which said Clause is to be inserted: and the Lords Concurrence therein desired.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth declare, That the Castle and great Fort at Bristolle shall be kept garisoned with Two hundred and Fifty Men in them, according to the former Vote.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth declare, That the Castle of Carmarthen shall be kept garisoned with One hundred Men in it, according to their former Vote.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords, That the Keys of the several Towns, that are now appointed to be disgarisoned, may be delivered to the Mayors, or other Officers, of the said Towns or Corporations, that the Government of those Places may be as formerly it was, before these unhappy Troubles.

Resolved, &c. That the Forty Pounds per Annum, formerly allowed for the Establishment of the Garison of Dartmouth Castle, out of the Customs, be continued. And

It is further Ordered, That the same Proportion of Powder, Match, and Bullet, as was formerly allowed for the Service of the Garison in Dartmouth Castle, be still continued and allowed them out of the publick Stores: And that the Government thereof be in the Mayor, Bailiffs, and Burgesses, as formerly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Resolved, &c. That a Conference be desired with the Lords, upon the Votes of both Houses, concerning the Garisons: And that it be referred to Mr. Scawen, and the Committee of the Army, to take care for the Preparing of the Votes and Reasons, to be delivered to the Lords at the said Conference.

Mr. Scawen reports an Estimate of the Pay of such Garisons as are to continue, and of such Horse and Dragoons as are to be kept up, not of the Army, for One Month, at Twenty-eight Days to the Month, according to the Proportion of Pay voted the Thirteenth of April 1647: The which was read.

He further reported a Paper, or Proposition, given in to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, at Derby House, by some Gentlemen of the Eastern Association, concerning the Town of Lynne: The which was read.

Ordered, That this Report of the Estimate of the Pay of the Garisons and Forces, and the Paper or Proposition concerning the Town of Lyme, be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning, the first Business; and no other Business do then intervene.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Colonel Ceely, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.