Die Lunæ, 24 Januarii, 1647.
Message to Lords.
COLONEL Purefoy carried to the Lords, for their
Concurrence, an Order for Addition of Power to
the Committee of Lords and Commons, at Derby House,
with some Amendments: Order for Trustees and Contractors to make Sale of Worcester House to the Earl of
Salisbury: Order for One hundred Pounds out of Haberdashers Hall to Sir John Burlace the elder: Order for
Fifty Pounds to Captain St. George, out of Haberdashers
Hall: Order for the Committee at Derby House to put in
Execution the Order for raising Fifty thousand Pounds for
Ireland, by Sale of Houses there: Order for paying and
Allowing the yearly Pension of Fourscore Pounds Ten
Shillings to Mr. Edward Mabb; and appointing the Trustees for Sale of Bishops Lands to pay the same: Order for
a hundred Pounds out of Haberdashers Hall to Sir Arthur
Blundell, upon Account: The Name of Mr. Nicholas to be
added to the Committee for regulating Oxon, in the Place
of Sir Philip Stapilton, deceased: Order for Addition of
Three Gentlemen to the Commissioners of Devon: And
was to put the Lords in mind of the additional Ordinance
for the Militia of Westminster; and of the Ordinance for
Payment of a Debt to Mr. Pelham, due from the Earl of
Leave of Absence from Service.
Two Letters from the Vice Admiral, from aboard the
Ship the Entrance, in the Downes, of Januarii 18 and
22, were read.
Ordered, That the Vice Admiral shall have Leave to
come to Town, upon his Occasions.
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Seventy thousand
Pounds be advanced, upon the Credit of the Ordinance
of One hundred and Fifty thousand Pounds, charged upon
the Receipts of the Excise, in May last; the said Seventy
thousand Pounds to be employed for the Service of the
Navy: And that Interest, after the Rate of Eight per Cent.
payable every Six Months, be charged upon the Excise:
and, from the Time the said Seventy thousand Pounds, or
any Part thereof, shall be advanced; be paid to the Parties
that shall advance the same: And it is referred to the Committee of the Navy to prepare and bring in an Ordinance
to this Purpose.
Customs and Excise.
Resolved, &c. That, on Friday Morning next, the first
Business, and nothing to intervene, the House do take into
Consideration, How and in what manner the Customs
and Excise may be advanced and improved to the best
Advantage of the State.
Ordered, That Mr. Solicitor do take Course, by a legal
Way in the Exchequer, to bring in to the State the Sum of
about Twelve hundred Pounds, certified from the Committee of Accompts to be due to the State, from the
former Commissioners of the Customs.
Ordered, That the Committee do, on Saturday Morning next, the first Business, report the Obstructions that
are in the Sale of Bishops Lands.
Ordered, That, on Thursday Morning next, Mr. Hill
do make Report of the Business concerning the Civilians.
Ordered, That, Tomorrow Morning, Mr. Samuell
Browne do make Report of the Business concerning
Comm rs of Assessments.
Resolved, &c. That Wm. Eyre and Anthony Hungerford
Esquires, Wm. Yarbury of Bromham, Francis Leigh of
Bromham, and Wm. Green of Hilcott, Gentlemen, be
added to the Commissioners in the County of Wiltes, for
the monthly Assessments of Sixty thousand Pounds in that
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Answer from Lords.
Colonel Purefoy brings Answer from the Lords, That
as to the Order concerning the Payment of a Debt to Mr.
Pelham, by the Sale of some of the Earl of Arundell's
Woods; to the additional Order for Westminster Militia;
to the Order for the Sale of Worcester House, they will
send Answer by Messengers of their own: To the rest,
they do agree.
Three Letters, Two from Gloucester, from Mr. Pury
junior, of 19 Januarii 1647, and of 22 Januarii; and
One from Hereford, of 20 Januarii, from Griffan. Phelips,
were read: And
It is Ordered, That these Letters be referred to the
Consideration of the Committee of Lords and Commons
at Derby House; to take effectual Course to prevent the
Inconveniencies and Mischiefs that may happen upon the
Matters in these Letters; and give an Account hereof to
the House: And that the Committee at Derby House do
meet upon it this Afternoon.
Ordered, That the several Commissioners in the several
Counties, employed upon the Disbanding of the Supernumeraries, be required to disband the said several Forces
for the Foot, Company after Company; and the Horse,
Troop after Troop: And that the General be desired to
take effectual Course, and give speedy Orders herein
Scotts Army in Ireland.
Ordered, That the Letter from the Scotts Commissioners
touching the Scotts Army in Ireland, and that whole
Business, be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning, the first Business.
Declaration of Non-Addresies.
Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning, after the Business
of the Scotts Army in Ireland, the Declaration be reported,
expressing the Grounds touching the Votes concerning the
Ordered, That the Letter, from Plymouth, from the
Governor, of 21 Januarii 1647, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Lords and Commons, at
Derby House: And the Gentlemen of the Committee of
Plymouth are desired to meet the Committee there, upon
Tryal of Burley, &c.
Mr. Serjeant Wilde reports the Proceedings of the Commissioners employed upon the Commission of Oyer and
Terminer, at Winton, for the Tryal of Captain Burley, and
others, that made the late Insurrection in the Isle of Wight;
That Captain Burley was brought to his Tryal, and found
guilty of High Treason; and had Sentence passed upon
him, accordingly: Two other that were in the same Indictment, are fled: Some others were indicted of Riot
only, and fined.
The Grand Jury delivered them a Declaration, to be
presented to this House.
Which was read.
Ordered, That the Fines set upon the Rioters be levied,
and returned into the Exchequer, and bestowed upon the
Soldiers of the Isle of Wight.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Revenue do defray
the Expences that the Commissioners employed upon the
Commission of Oyer and Terminer, at Winton, have
Ordered, That the Declaration presented by the Grand
Jury, at Winton, be forthwith printed and published.
Ordered, That Mr. Serjeant Wild, Sir Thomas Jervoise,
Sir Henry Mildmay, Mr. Wallopp, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Love,
Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Kemp, Mr. Francis Allen, and other
the Commissioners employed upon the Commission of
Oyer and Terminer, for the Tryal of Captain Burley, and
others, have the Thanks of this House for their good Service therein: And that the said Commissioners do return
unto Mr. Steele, employed likewise in this Business, the
Thanks of this House; and acquaint him, That the House
will, in fitting Time, take further Notice of his Service.
Ordered, That Mr. Lisle and Mr. Love do prepare a
Letter of Thanks, to be returned to the Sheriff of the
County of Southampton, and by him to the Gentlemen,
and those of the Grand Jury, for their good Affections
expressed to the Parliament in this Service of the Tryal of
Captain Burley, and otherwise.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Carent, a Member of this House
shall have Leave to go into the Country.
It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, in Parliament assembled, That the Committee of Lords and Commons, Members of both Houses, sitting at Derby House,
have hereby Power and Authority to prevent and suppress
all Insurrections and Tumults within the Kingdom of England, Dominion of Wales, and Town of Berwicke: And,
to that Purpose, have Power to give Order and Direction
to all the Militias and Forces of the Kingdom; and to
secure the Persons of any Offenders in Prosecution