Die Jovis, 28 Octobris, 1647.
UPON Mr. John Corbett's Report from the Committee of absent Members, concerning the Causes
of the Absence of Colonel Morley, Mr. Hay, Mr. Shelly,
and Mr. Fagge;
It is Ordered, That the respective Twenty Pounds, deposited by the said Colonel Morley, Mr. Hay, Mr. Shelley,
and Mr. Fagge, be restored unto them, respectively.
Upon Mr. Gell's Report from the Committee of absent
Members, of the Cause of the Absence of Sir John
It is Ordered, That the Twenty Pounds, deposited by
him, be restored unto him again.
Resolved, &c. That the Members that were absent upon
the last Call of the House, and have deposited their Twenty
Pounds, or shall deposit their Twenty Pounds between this
and Saturday next, shall have their respective Twenty
Pounds restored unto them.
The House being informed, that the Trustees for the
Sale of Bishops Lands were at the Door, desirous to
present some Obstructions to the House;
They were called in; and did prefer a Petition, with a
Schedule annexed, of the Obstructions they meet with in
the Sale of Bishops Lands, and the Remedies of the said
Ostructions: The which were read.
An Ordinance for Removal of Obstructions, and expediting the Sale of the Bishops Lands, was this Day read
the Second time; and committed unto Mr. Sam. Browne,
Mr. Ashhurst, Mr. Wheeler, Sir Arthur Hesilrige, Colonel
Harvey, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Pury, Mr. Bois, Colonel White,
Sir Wm. Massam, Mr. John Corbett, Mr. John Ashe, Mr.
Francis Allen, Sir John Dancers, Mr. John Stephens, Mr.
Swynfen, Mr. Selden, Sir Robert Pye, Mr. Gott, Mr. Scott,
Mr. Hill, Mr. Leman, Mr. Lane, Mr. Edward Ashe, Mr.
Trenchard, Mr. Whittacre, Mr. Hodges, Mr. Hussy, Mr. Lilibone Long, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Stapilton, Mr.
Purefoy, Mr. Sallwey, Mr. Richard Darley, Mr. Jesson,
Colonel Ashton, Colonel Bulkley, Sir Henry Cholmley,
Major General Browne, Captain Westrow: And they are
to meet upon it To-morrow at Two post meridiem, in the
Exchequer Chamber; and so de die in diem: And are to
confer and advise with the Trustees and Contractors; and
to consider likewise of all the Obstructions and Remedies
tendered by the Trustees and Contractors, and by the Sub
Committee: And upon Consideration of all the said Particulars, and, upon Advice and Conference had with the
said Trustees and Contractors, to prepare and bring in
Remedies, by way of Ordinance, or Instructions, as they
shall think most for the Advantage of the Service: And
have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records: And the Care of this Business is more particularly
referred unto Mr. Gott.
Seizing Vernon's Papers.
Ordered, That Mr. Marten, Mr. Swynfen, Mr. Whittacre, Mr. Challoner, and Mr. Bond, do forthwith repair
to the Chambers or Lodgings of Captain Vernon, together with him, and there seize upon all such Papers,
Writings, Trunks, Boxes, and Cabinets, as they shall there
meet with: And that they shall have Power to break
open Doors, Locks, Trunks, Chests, and Cabinets: And
the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House is hereby
required to send some of his Men to be assisting unto
them in the Execution and Performance of this Order.
Upon Report and Recommendation from the Committee of Lords and Commons for the Admiralty and
It is Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of, and
appoint, Francis Penrose to be Captain of the Ship Hector,
designed for one of the Winter's Guard.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Lord Willoughby's Impeachment.
Mr. Miles Corbett reports from the Committee, Articles of the Commons assembled in Parliament, in Maintenance of their Impeachment against Francis Lord Willoughby of Parham; whereby he stands charged of High
Treason, and other High Crimes and Misdemeanors: The
which were first read all over, and then one by one; and
voted and resolved one by one; and ordered to be ingrossed: And Ordered, That the same Articles, mutatis
mutandis, be brought in against the other Six Lords,
impeached of High Treason by this House.
Sir John Maynard's Impeachment.
Mr. Miles Corbett did further report Articles of the
Commons, assembled in Parliament, of Impeachment
against Sir John Maynard Knight of the Bath, whereby
he standeth charged of High Treason, and other High
Crimes and Misdemeanors; the which were read; and,
upon the Question, resolved; and ordered to be ingrossed.
Leave of Absence.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Drake, a Member of this
House, shall have Leave to go into the Country, and to
be absent from the Service of the House, notwithstanding
the Order of the House requiring the Attendance of the
Members on the Third of November next.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and
The Lords have commanded us to signify unto you,
That the Earl of Northumberland hath acquainted them,
that the King's Children intend to wait upon the King Tomorrow; and to stay till Monday; wherewith they thought
fit to acquaint you: And that the Earl of Northumberland
doth desire, that he may always acquaint the Houses, when
they shall go to his Majesty: To deliver unto you a Pass
for Madam Sabran to go into France, with Ten Horse:
In which they desire the Concurrence of this House: To
put you in mind of a Petition of Signor Amerigo, Resident to the Duke of Florence; and of a Petition of the
Lady Viscountess Moore; of an Ordinance concerning
Mr. Gyles Penny: The which they desire you to take into
The Order, sent from the Lords, concerning the King's
Children, was read; and agreed unto; and was in hæc
The Earl of Northumberland acquainting the House of
Lords, That the King's Children intend to wait upon the
King at Hampton Court To-morrow; and to stay there
till Monday next; the Lords think it fit, that the House
of Commons be acquainted with it; and likewise with
the Desire of the said Earl of Northumberland, that the
Houses will be pleased to afford him the Liberty to
acquaint the Houses, whensoever the King shall desire
his Childrens coming to him.
Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, assembled in
Parliament, That Madam Sabran shall be permitted to go
into France, with Ten Horses, and Bag and Baggage.
Resident from Tuscany.
Ordered, That Signor Amerigo Salvettie, Resident here
for the Great Duke of Toscaine, shall have the like Bill
of Impost yearly allowed him, for the like Proportion of
Wine, for the Use of his House, as formerly he hath had:
And likewise that the said Resident shall have and enjoy
the like and same Privileges and Exemptions from the
Payment of the Duty of Excise, for Matters consumed
in his own House, as the Ambassadors of Spayne, or of
the States of the United Provinces, have and enjoy, by
any Order of the Houses of Parliament.
The Petition, sent from the Lords, of Mr. Gyles Penny,
and Papers annexed; and likewise the Ordinance for pardoning his Delinquency, and taking off the Sequestration,
of his Estate; all sent from the Lords; were read; and
nothing done thereupon.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message; and do
agree to the Desire of the Earl of Northumberland, concerning the King's Children: To the Pass for Madam
Sabrane: To the Petition of Signor Amerigo Salvettie:
Have taken the Petition of the Lady Viscountess Moore
into particular Consideration: And, as to the Petition
and Ordinance concerning Mr. Giles Penny, they will
send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Resolved, &c. That James Symball, now Prisoner in
the White Lion in Southwarke, be forthwith discharged,
upon Bail: And that it be referred unto the Justices of
Peace of the County of Surry, and Borough of Southwark,
or any Two of them, to take such Bail of the said James
Symball as they shall think fit, and to discharge him thereupon from his Imprisonment.
It is further Ordered, That Mr. Myles Corbett do
prepare and bring in an Ordinance for his Pardon, and
Discharge from the Fact for which he stands committed.
A Person committed.
Resolved, &c. That Colonel James Mydhupp be forthwith committed Prisoner to Newgate for High Treason.
Grant to Lady Moore.
Whereas, by Order of 29 Decembris 1646, One thousand Pounds was assigned and granted to the Lady Alice
Viscountess Moore, in Part of her Lord's Entertainment,
out of the Composition of Wm. Bromley, of Bagginton
in the County of Warwick, Esquire, whose Composition
came but to Four hundred and Twenty-four Pounds,
which is but now lately satisfied: And whereas both Houses,
the Sixth of May 1647, did order, the Sixth of May 1647,
the Sum of One thousand Pounds to the said Lady Alice
Moore, out of the Receipts at Goldsmiths Hall, to be paid,
in Course; of which the hath received as yet not one Peny:
It is this Day Declared and so Ordered, That the said
Thousand Pounds, granted by Order of 6 Maii 1647,
be and do continue charged upon and payable out of the
Receipts at Goldsmiths Hall, according to the said Order
of 6 Maii 1647: And that the fore-mentioned Four hundred and Twenty-four Pounds, satisfied unto the said Lady
Moore out of the Composition of the said Wm. Bromley,
as aforesaid, be accounted no Part of the thousand Pounds
assigned to the Lady Moore out of Goldsmiths Hall, by
the foresaid Order of 6 Maii 1647. And it is earnestly
recommended unto the Commissioners at Goldsmiths Hall,
in Consideration of the Sufferings, Deserts, and distressed
present Condition of the said Lady Moore, to advance and
pay unto her some considerable Proportion of the said
Thousand Pounds, charged as aforesaid for her present
Relief and Subsistence.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Loislur's, &c. Arrears.
Upon the Petition of Lieutenant Nicholas Loislur, and
Quartermaster Nehemiah Brookesby, Officers of Horse,
belonging to the Garison of Leicester, and are very sorely
wounded and maimed in the Service of the Parliament:
It is Ordered, That the Committee for the County of
Leicester, in Consideration of the great Wounds they have
received, and that they are disabled thereby, do forthwith
pay unto the said Nicholas Loislur and Nehemiah Brookesby,
their respective Arrears.
Ordered, That the Reports concerning the Prince
Elector be made on Saturday Morning next, the first
Business; and nothing to intervene.
Isle of Wight.
Ordered, That Colonel Robert Hammond be added to
the Committee for the Isle of Wight in the Ordinance of
Parliament of the Two-and-twentieth of June last.
Payment to Russell.
Upon the humble Petition of Wm. Russell, of Chalfont
Gyles in the County of Bucks, Gentleman;
It is Ordered, That this House doth allow of the Sum
of Two hundred and Ninety Pounds, paid by the Committee of the County of Bucks to the said Wm. Russell, in
lieu of so much the said Wm. Russell suffered and paid for
his Liberty, being plundered, and made a Prisoner, by
the King's Forces, for his Service to the Parliament; and
do Order, That the Committee for taking the Accompts
of the whole Kingdom, and their Sub Committees, do
allow unto the Committee of the County of Bucks, and
pass upon their Accompts, the said Sum of Two hundred
and Ninety Pounds, paid as aforesaid.