Die Sabbati, 9 Octobris, 1647.
Call of the House.
THE House was Called.
Resolved, &c. That a Committee be appointed to
take the Cases of the absent Members, and to examine the
Causes of their Absence, whose Excuses, upon Calling the
House, were not allowed; viz. unto Mr. Selden, Colonel
Thompson, Mr. Bond, Sir Walter Erle, Mr. Boscawen,
Colonel Purefoy, Mr. Ashhurst, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Ravenscroft, Sir Henry Cholmley, Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes,
Mr. Swynfen, Sir John Danvers, Colonel Leigh, Mr. Hill,
Mr. Povey, Mr. Alderman Pennington, Sir Tho. Walsingham, Mr. Snelling, Mr. Darley, Mr. Edwards, Sir Ralph
Ashton, Mr. Arthington, Mr. Cawley, Mr. Ball, Mr. Millington, Mr. Peck, Mr. Luke Hodges, Sir Robert Pye, Mr.
Herbert Hay, Mr. Knightley, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Colonel
Sidenham, Mr. Smyth, Mr. John Corbett, Colonel Harvey,
Mr. Rolle, Colonel Birch, Colonel Bingham, Sir Thomas
Widdrington, Sir Wm. Constable, Sir Thomas Dacres, Sir
Richard Onslow, Mr. Lister, Mr. Gesson, Mr. Salwey junior, Mr. Strickland, Mr. George Fenwick, Mr. Wheeler,
Mr. John Thomas, Mr. Tho. Moore, Mr. Henry Pelham,
Mr. Hungerford, Mr. Dixwell, Sir Michaell Livesay, Sir
Arth. Hesilrige, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Bossevill, Mr. Gell;
or any Five of them: And they are to meet upon it this
Afternoon at Three of Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber;
and so de die in diem: And the Care of this Business is
more particularly referred unto Mr. John Corbett.
Resolved, &c. That the Fine of Twenty Pounds be set
upon the absent Members, whose Excuses, upon the Calling of the House, were not allowed: The said Twenty
Pounds to be deposited in the Hands of Sir Robert Pye
and Mr. Wheeler, and paid unto them before any of the
said absent Members do come into the House: And that,
upon Report from the Committee of the particular Cases
of the said respective absent Members, that then the
House will determine the Disposal of the said Fine, as
they shall see Cause.
Resolved, &c. That the Third of November be appointed
for all the now absent Members, whose Excuses are not
now allowed, that ought to attend, to be present: And
that such as shall not then attend the House, shall not
come into the House, before the Report of their Cases
be made from the Committee appointed to that Purpose;
and the House take farther Order.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee of the Army, or
such of them as they shall agree among themselves to send
thither, do go to the Army on Monday next.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee of the Army, or
such of them as shall go down to the Army, shall have the
same Power to confer with the General, or such as he shall
appoint, as the Commissioners formerly appointed to reside with the Army had; and upon the same Matters:
And that it be referred to the Committee of the Army,
or such of them as shall go thither, to perfect those Matters, which, by the said former Commissioners, were left
unperfected; and to report them to the House: And that
the Committee of the Army do take care to defray the
Charges of such as shall be employed in this Service.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, That, on Monday next, when Mr. Speaker
comes to the Chair, Mr. Pury do make Report concerning Colonel King.
Money for Army.
Ordered, That, on Monday next, when Mr. Speaker
comes to the Chair, Mr. Scawen report the Obstructions
the Committee meets with, in bringing in the Monies for
Arrears of Assessments.
Mr. Hodges reports the Amendments to the Ordinance
for bringing in the Arrears of the Assessments for the
Army: The which were twice read; and, upon the
Question, assented unto.
Mr. Hodges likewise reported a Proviso to be added to
the said Ordinance, concerning such as were over-rated, or
fallen into Inability since their Rates set upon them: The
which was twice read; and, upon the Question, rejected.
Ordered, That Mr. Marten do, on Tuesday next, after
the Reports from Goldsmiths Hall, report the Case and
Business concerning Lieutenant Colonel Lilbourne.
Ordered, That the Members of this House, that are of
the Committee of the Admiralty and Cinque Ports, do
withdraw, and take Order for sending forth a Ship to meet
with an Irish Pickeroon upon the Coast of France.
It is further Ordered, Upon Report from the said Committee, That they have Liberty to give Orders to Captain
Willoughby to be employed in this Service.
The Names of absent Members, whose Excuses were
allowed upon Calling of the House.
Sir Beauchamp St. John, excused Ægrot'; Sir Samuel
Luke, excused Ægrot'; Sir Wm. Drake, excused in
Portibus transmarin'; Colonel Thomas Harrison, excused
in Servitio; Sir Francis Knolles, excused Ægrot'; Mr.
Tanfield Vachell, excused; Mr. Edm. Dunch, excused;
Mr. Richard Barwis, excused; Mr. Francis Allen, excused
in Servitio; Mr. Henry Lucas, excused Ægrot'; Sir. John
Coke, excused in Servitio; Sir Samuell Rolle, excused
Æ'; Mr. John Young, excused; Major General Skippon, excused; Mr. John Dodderidge, excused Ægrot; Mr.
Walter Young, excused; Sir Thomas Trenchard, excused;
Mr. John Sayer excused; Sir Henry Mildmay, excused;
Sir Harbotle Grimston, excused Ægrot'; Mr. Thomas
Stockdale, excused Ægrot'; Mr. Valentine Walton, excused
in Servitio; Mr. Wm. Leman, excused; Sir Edw. Master,
excused Ægrot'; Mr. Thomas Hatcher, excused; Sir. Wm.
Armyn, excused; Thomas Lord Grey de Groby, excused
Ægrot'; Mr. John Moore, excused in Servitio; Richard
Shettleworth junior, excused Ægrot'; Colonel John Ven,
excused Ægrot'; Mr. Thomas Bary junior, excused
Ægrot'; Mr. John Crew, excused in Servitio; Mr. Edward
Harby, excused Ægrot'; Mr. John Hutchinson, excused
Ægrot'; Mr. Zouch Tate, excused; Mr. Francis Pierrepoint, excused; Sir John Potts excused; Mr. Thomas
Tolle, excused Ægrot'; Mr. Edward Owner, excused; Sir
Thomas Woodhowse, excused Ægrot'; Sir John Holland,
excused in Servitio; Sir. John Fenwick, excused; Mr. John
Nixon, excused in Servitio; Sir James Harrington, excused
in Servitio; Wm. Lord Viscount Mounson, excused Ægrot';
Sir Robert Parkhurst, excused Ægrot; Mr. Michaell Noble, excused Ægrot; Mr. George Abbot, excused, Ægrot';
Mr. Robert Clive, excused Ægrot'; Mr. Wm. Pierrepoint,
excused; Sir Humfrey Briggs, excused Ægrot'; Colonel
Norton, excused; Mr. Nicholas Love, excused Ægrot';
Mr. George Gallop, excused Ægrot'; Mr. Edmund Dowse,
excused Ægrot'; Sir John Leigh, excused Ægrot'; Sir
Wm. Uvedule, excused Ægrot'; Mr. Thomas Hussey, excused Ægrot'; Mr. John Button, excused Ægrot'; Mr.
Robert Wallop, excused; Mr. John Gourdon, excused; Mr.
Francis Bacon, excused Ægrot'; Sir Charles le Grosse,
excused Ægrot; Mr. Maurice Berrow, excused Ægrot;
Sir Wm. Spring Baronet, excused Ægrot'; Sir Thomas
Wroth, excused Ægrot'; Colonel Robert Blake, excused
Ægrot'; Colonel George Fleetwood, excused, broke his
Leg; Mr. John Downe, excused Ægrot, Commissary
Henry Ireton, excused in Servitio; Colonel Edmond Ludlow, excused in Servitio; Sir Henry Vane senior, excused;
Mr. John Wilde, Servien' ad Legem, excused in Servitio;
Mr. John Cowcher, excused; Mr. John Nashe, excused
Ægrot'; Colonel Rainborough, excused in Servitio; Mr.
Serjeant Cresheld, excused in Servitio; Mr. Henry Oxenden, excused Ægrot'; Mr. Lodouic Lewis, excused; Mr.
Richard Browne, excused Ægrot'.
Sir Peter Temple, Mr. Peregrine Hobby, Mr. Robert
Packer, Mr. Nich. Tresusis, Mr. Thomas Gewen, Mr.
George Kekewich, Mr. Anthony Nicoll, Mr. John Penrose,
Mr. Henry Wills, Mr. John Thyn, Mr. Francis Buller,
Sir John Bampfield, Mr. Nicholas Leach, Sir Philip Percivall, Mr. Richard Erysey, Mr. Thomas Dacres, Mr. Wm.
Armyn, Mr. Richard Tolson, Mr. Thomas Cholmley, Mr.
George Booth, Sir Wm. Brereton, Sir John Curson, Mr.
Nath. Hallowes, Sir Nich. Marten, Mr. Samuell Clerk,
Mr. John Waddon, Mr. Christofer Marten, Mr. Hugh
Potter, Mr. Eliz. Crymes, Mr. Edmund Fowell, Sir Francis
Drake, Mr. Charles Pym, Mr. John Elford, Mr. Robert
Shapcott, Mr. Charles Vaughan, Sir Edmond Fowell, Sir
John Northcott, Mr. Edward Thomas, Mr. John Pyne,
Mr. Denzill Holles, Mr. Edmond Prideaux, Mr. Richard
Rose, Mr. Thomas Ceeley, Mr. Thomas Erle, Mr. Gyles
Green, Mr. Franc. Chettell, Sir John Clotworthy, Ferd.
Lord Fairefax, Mr. Thomas Hoyle, Mr. Luke Robinson,
Sir Charles Egerton, Mr. Francis Thorpe, Sir Wm. Strickland, Mr. John Allured, Sir Thomas Maleverer, Mr. Francis Lassells, Mr. John Nelthorp, Mr. James Nelthorpe,
Mr. Rich. Darley, Sir John Seymour, Mr. Edward Stephens, Sir Wm. Litton, Mr. Richard Jennings, Mr. Edward Harley, Mr. Edmond Weaver, Mr. Walter Kirle,
Mr. Augustine Skinner, Mr. John Bois, Mr. John Nutt,
Mr. Richard Lee, Sir Humfrey Tufton, Sir Edward Hales,
Sir John Wray, Sir Edward Ayscouch, Mr. Thomas
Grantham, Sir Anthony Irby, Mr. Wm. Ellys, Mr. Wm.
Wray, Mr. Edward Rosseter, Mr. Peter Temple, Sir
Richard Houghton, Mr. Wm. Langton, Mr. Thomas Fell,
Mr. Al. Rigby, Mr. John Holcroft, Sir Thomas Soame,
Mr. John Herbert, Sir Robert Napier, Sir Marten Lister,
Mr. Franc. Gawday, Mr. John Spelman, Mr. Wm. Fenwick, Mr. John Blakiston, Mr. John Doyly, Mr. Thomas
Wayte, Mr. Wm. Owfield, Sir John Corbett, Mr. Thomas
Hunt, Mr. Thomas Mackworth, Mr. Esay Thomas, Mr.
Richard Whithead, Mr. Edw. Exton, Sir Wm. Lewes,
Sir Henry Worseley, Mr. Wm.
Stephens, Mr. Wm. Heveningham, Sir John Barrington, Mr. John Bulkeley, Mr.
John Kempe, Sir Thomas Jervoise, Sir Wm. Waller, Sir
Nath. Barnardiston, Sir Phil. Parker, Mr. Squire Bence,
Mr. Alexand. Bence, Sir Thomas Barnardiston, Mr.
George Horner, Mr. Richard Aldworth, Mr. Alex. Popham, Mr. Clem. Walker, Mr. George Serle, Mr. Edward
Popham, Mr. Wm. Strode, Mr. Thomas Hodges, Mr.
Thomas Grove, Mr. Wm. Carent, Sir Thomas Pelham,
Mr. Antho. Staply, Mr. Henry Shelley, Mr. Herbert Morley, Mr. Herbert Board, Mr. James Bellingham, Mr.
James Herbert, Mr. Alexander Thistlethwayte, Mr. Robert Reynolds, Mr. Thomas Moore, Mr. John Ashe, Mr.
Hugh Rogers, Sir Edw. Bainton, Sir Edw. Hungerford,
Sir Nevill Poole, Mr. Walter Long, Mr. Edward Poole,
Colonel Edward Massey, Mr. Phil. Smyth, Mr. John
Pelham, Mr. Roger Gratwick, Mr. Wm. Hay, Mr. John
Fagg, Sir Henry Heyman, Mr. Wm. Jones, Mr. Symon
Theloall, Mr. William Morgan, Sir Hugh Owen, Mr.
George Devereux [a].