House of Commons Journal Volume 5
27 September 1647

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 27 September 1647', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 5: 1646-1648 (1802), pp. 317-319. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25185 Date accessed: 19 September 2014.


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Die Lunæ, 27 Septembris, 1647.

PRAYERS.

Leave of Absence.

ORDERED, That Mr. William Stephens, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.

Delinquent Mayors, &c.

Resolved, &c. That a Letter be written from the Speaker, to the several Cities, Boroughs, and Corporations, to require such Places as have elected any Delinquent to be Mayor, to proceed to a new Election.

Mr. Weaver is appointed to prepare and bring in this Letter.

Ordered, That Mr. Weaver and Colonel Birche do prepare, and bring in To-morrow Morning, an Ordinance to prevent the Election of Malignants to bear any Office in any City, Borough, or Corporation; or to have any Voice in any such Election.

Justices of Peace.

Ordered, That Mr. Scott and Mr. Sallwey junior do bring in the Ordinance, To-morrow Morning, concerning Justices of Peace in the several Counties and Places, that none may be in that Place, but such as are very well affected to the Service of the Parliament.

Prayers.

Ordered, That Mr. Sallwey senior do, from this House, acquaint the Assembly of Divines with the Inconvenience the great Affairs of this House incur, by their long Expectation and Attendance for a Minister to pray with them; and to desire, That they would take care that this Inconvenience may be remedied for the future.

Navy Appointments.

Mr. Marten reported from the Committee for the Admiralty and Cinque Ports, the Names of the Persons presented from that Committee to the Approbation of both Houses, for Command of the Ships appointed for the next Winter's Guard: And

It is Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of John Crowther, Vice Admiral of Ireland, to command in Chief upon the Irish Coasts; and to be Captain of the Ship Bonadventure.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve * Young to be Captain of the Nonesuch Frigate.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of William Penn to be Captain of the Assurance Frigate.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Thomas Beddall to be Captain of the Adventure Frigate.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Henry Mildmay to be Captain of the Ship Providence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Thomas Harrison to be Captain of the Ship Mary Rose.

Navy Appointments.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Henry Jervoise to be Captain of the Ship Fellowship.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of John Pilgrim to be Captain of the President Frigate.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Edward Eliott to be Captain of the Ship Hector.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Joseph Jorden to be Captain of the Ship Expedition.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Richard Fernes to be Captain of the Warwick Frigate.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of John Tayler to be Captain of the Tenth Whelp.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Robert Clerk to be Captain of the Swan Frigate.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Thomas Marryott to be Captain of the Starre Frigate.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of John Bowen to be Captain of the Hart Frigate.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of John Coppin to be Captain of the Greyhound.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of John Pierce to be Captain of the Weymouth Frigate.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Owen Coxe to be Captain of the Ship Pellican: And that he be recommended to the Committee for a better Command, when any shall fall.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Wm. Ledgand to be Captain of the Increase Frigate.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Wm. Rew to be Captain of the Robert Frigate.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Phinees Pett to be Captain of the Frigate now building at Woolwich.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Jonas Reeve to be Captain of the Frigate now building at Deptford.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of James Peacock to be Captain of another Frigate building at Deptford.

Ordered, That Captain Brandley, presented from the Committee of the Admiralty to this House, to be Captain of the Frigate building at Chatham, be re-committed.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of Colonel Thomas Rainsborough to be Captain of the Ship Happy Entrance, and Vice Admiral of the Fleet appointed for the next Winter Guard.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Batten thanked.

Ordered, That Mr. Rolle do, from this House, give Thanks to Captain Batten, for the very good Services he has performed to the Parliament.

Rainborough's Arrears.

Ordered, That the Sum of One thousand Pounds be charged upon the Moiety of the Receipts at Goldsmiths Hall, not engaged for Security, in Course, and advanced and paid unto Colonel Thomas Rainborough, upon Account, to be accounted in Part of the Arrears due unto him upon his Entertainment in the Service of the Parliament. And that the Acquittance of the said Colonel Thomas Rainborough, or his Assignee, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the Treasurers at Goldsmiths Hall, for Payment of the said Sum of One thousand Pounds, accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Message to Lords.

Mr. Bossevile is appointed to go to the Lords, to desire them to sit awhile; and to represent unto them the great Inconveniences that come by Pamphlets; and to put them in mind of the Ordinance sent to them from this House.

Gayer's Impeachment.

Sir Peter Wentworth is appointed to go to the Lords; and, at their Bar, in the Name of this House, and of all the Commons of England, to impeach Sir John Gayer Knight, Mayor of the City of London, of High Treason; and to acquaint them, That, for this Reason, he stands committed to the Tower, in order to his Tryal: And that this House will be ready to bring their Proofs and Evidences, when they shall appoint a Time for his Tryal.

Mayor of London.

Ordered, That Isaac Pennington Esquire, Alderman of the City of London, do presently call a Court of Aldermen; and direct, That a Common Hall be forthwith called, for the electing one to be Mayor of the said City of London, according to the usual Manner: And that the Person, so elected, be hereby authorized and required to execute the said Place of Mayor, to all Intents and Purposes, as any other Mayor hath done, or might or ought to have done, until the Twenty-ninth of October next; or until Sir John Gayer Knight, now Mayor, and impeached of High Treason, shall be either sentenced or acquitted.

Sir Wm. Massam carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, this Order.

Sir Wm. Massam brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to this Order.

Somersett Petition.

The humble Petition and Representation of divers wellaffected Inhabitants of the County of Somersett was this Day read.

Resolved, &c. That the Petitioners be called in; and Thanks giving them for their good Affections.

And the Petitioners not being now at the Door;

It is Ordered, That Mr. Harrington, that serves as Knight of the Shire for the said County, do give the Petitioners the Thanks of this House, for their very good Affections.

Minterne's, &c. Petition.

The humble Petition of Henry Minterne, Humfry Blake, John Packer, George Bawdon, John Palmer, Gentlemen, Thomas Portnell, and John Booby, was this Day read. And

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration and Examination of the Committee for Complaints: And that they have Power to send for one Henry Cheek, mentioned in the said Petition, if they shall see Cause; and to secure him.

Successes in Ireland.

Two Letters from the Lord Inchiquin, from Cashell, of 12 Septembris, relating the great Success it pleased God to give the Forces under his Command, in taking in many Forts, Castles, and Places of Strength, from the Rebels, were this Day read: And

Ld. Inchiquin thanked.

It is Ordered, That the Thanks of this House be returned unto the Lord Inchiquin: And that this Letter be forthwith printed.

Irish Army Cloathing.

Ordered, That the Members of this House, that are of the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, at Derby House, do meet this Afternoon, to contract with Persons for Supply of the several Propositions of Cloaths, ordered and voted to be furnished to the Forces in the several Provinces in Ireland: And that they do consider upon what Stock or Credit Monies may be raised, for Payment for the said Proportions of Cloaths.

It is further referred to this Committee, to consider, How such other Necessaries may be supplied, as they shall judge fitting for the Service.

Ordered, That a Proportion of Cloaths, suitable to the Number of the Forces that are in Lemster, be likewise provided for the said Forces: And that it be referred to the Members of this House, that are of the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland at Derby House, to contract with Persons for the said Cloaths; and consider, How Monies may be raised for Payment for them.

Thompson's Delinquency.

Resolved, &c. That Mr. Thompson, a Justice of Peace of the County of Cambridge, be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent, by the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House.

Ordered, That Mr. * Thompson, now a Justice of Peace in the County of Cambridge, be forthwith put out of the Commission of Peace.

Oxford City Offices.

Ordered, That the Petition from divers well-affected habitants of the City of Oxon, this Day read, be referred to the Consideration of Mr. Weaver and Colonel Birch: Who are appointed to prepare and bring in an Ordinance to prevent the Election of any Malignants to bear any Office in any City, Town, or Corporation, or to have any Voice in any Election to any such Office.