House of Commons Journal Volume 5
28 March 1648

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 28 March 1648', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 5: 1646-1648 (1802), pp. 516-519. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25335 Date accessed: 19 September 2014.


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Die Martis, 28 Martii, 1648.

Prayers.

Bailing Prisoners.

ORDERED, That it be left to the Committee of Kent, to bail such of those Persons that were in the Tumult at Canterbury, as the said Committee shall think fit.

Delinquents.

Sir Anthony Irby reports from the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, several Ordinances for taking off the Delinquencies of several Persons, as followeth; viz.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Six hundred Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Sir Richard Vivian, of Trolowarren in the County of Cornwall, Knight: His Offence, That, being some time a Member of the House of Commons in this present Parliament, he deserted the same, and adhered to the Forces raised against the Parliament: Rendered upon the Articles of Exeter: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Eighteen Pounds Sixteen Shillings; for One Life, per Annum, Eight Pounds; in Reversion, after One Life, per Annum, Fifty Pounds; in Reversion, after Three Lives, per Annum, Ninety-one Pounds: There are Debts and Legacies, Part whereof are charged upon the Lands, amounting to Four thousand Pounds: For which One hundred and Ninety-eight Pounds being allowed, the Fine remains Six hundred Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Sir Richard Vivian, of Trelowarren in the County of Cornwall, Knight, for his Delinquency, and for taking off the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords, for their Concurrence.

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Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Fine of Two hundred Eighty-nine Pounds Seven Shillings and Six-pence, For a Fine, for the Delinquency of George Rawleigh, of Farmborough in the County of Warwick, Esquire: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered in November 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Two hundred and Ninety-two Pounds Ten Shillings; for Two Lives, a Rectory, per Annum, Fifty Pounds; personal Estate, One thousand Eight hundred and Sixty Pounds: Out of which issues, Thirty-nine Pounds per Annum, for ever: For which the Fine, at a Tenth, is Seven hundred and Thirty-five Pounds: But if he settle the Tythes of Mollington upon the Minister there, and his Successors, valued at Fifty Pounds per Annum, then the Fine to remain Two hundred Eighty-nine Pounds Seven Shillings and Six-pence.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto George Rawleigh, of Farmborough in the County of Warwick, Esquire, for his Delinquency, and for taking off the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Four hundred Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Thomas Leeke, of London, Gentleman: His Offence, That he went to Oxford whiles it was a Garison against the Parliament, and assisted the Forces against the Parliament: Rendered upon the Articles of Oxford: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, One hundred and Eighty-six Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence; for Three Lives, per Annum, Eight Pounds; for Five Years, per Annum, One Pound; his Debts and personal Estate, Five hundred and Seventeen Pounds: There issues out of his Estate, for ever, per Annum, Fifty-three Pounds Ten Shillings: His Fine, according to the said Articles, is Four hundred Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Thomas Leek, of London, Gentleman, for his Delinquency, and for taking off the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Two hundred Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of John Spencer, of Quidhampton in the County of Wiltes, Esquire: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered, in June 1645: His Estate, in Fee, in Possession, per Annum, One hundred and Forty Pounds; for Fourteen Years, per Annum, Sixty-four Pounds; Out of which issues, for One Life, per Annum, Eighty Pounds: And the Lease aforesaid, being in Trust to him for Raising of Brothers and Sisters Portions, leaves the Fine, at a Tenth, Two hundred Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto John Spencer, of Quidhampton in the County of Wiltes, for his Delinquency, and for taking off the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and upon the Question, passed; and, ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Two hundred Twenty-nine Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Ernestus Carey, of Shelford in the County of Cambridge, Gentleman: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered before December 1645: His Estate, in Fee Tail, per Annum, One hundred and Twenty Pounds: Out of which issues a Debt of One hundred and Ten Pounds Which leaves the Fine, at a Tenth, Two hundred Twenty-nine Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Ernestus Carey, of Shelford in the County of Cambridge, Gentleman, for his Delinquency, and for taking off the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of One thousand Three hundred and Thirty Pounds Ten Shillings, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Sir Henry Herbert, of Ribsford in the County of Worcester, Knight: His Offence, That, being a Member of the Honourable House of Commons, he deserted the Parliament, and sat in the Assembly at Oxford: He rendered in February 1645: His Estate, in Fee, in Possession, per Annum, One hundred Eighty Pounds Six Shillings Eight-pence; for Two Lives, per Annum, Eight Pounds; for his Wife's Life, per Annum, Forty-eight Pounds; for Twelve Years, per Annum, Eight Pounds; for Thirteen Years, per Annum, One hundred Pounds; for Nineteen Years, per Annum, Six Pounds; personal Estate, One hundred Pounds: For which his Fine, at One Third, is One thousand Three hundred and Thirty Pounds Ten Shillings.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Sir Henry Herbert, of Ribsford in the County of Worcester, Knight, for his Delinquency, and for taking off the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of eight hundred and Seventeen Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Wm. Fitzherbert, of Tissington in the County of Derby, Esquire: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered in July 1646, upon the Surrender of Litchfield Close: His Estate, in Fee, in Possession, per Annum, Two hundred and Seventy-two Pounds Eight Shillings: For which his Fine, at a Sixth, is Eight hundred and Seventeen Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Wm. Fitzherbert, of Tessington in the County of Derby, Esquire, . . . hath, by both Houses of Parliament, been admitted to his Fine, of Eight hundred and Seventeen Pounds, for a Fine, for his Delinquency, and for taking off the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of One hundred Thirty-and-eight Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Wm. Richardson, of Gunstead in the County of York, Clerk: His Offence, That he deserted his Dwelling, and lived in the Enemies Quarters: He rendered in November 1645: His Estate, in Fee, in Possession, per Annum, Sixty-nine Pounds . . . . . which his Fine, at a Tenth, is One hundred Thirty-and-eight Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Wm. Richardson, of Gunstead, for a Fine, for his Delinquency, and for taking off the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed, and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Fifty Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Henry Roades, of Leeds in the County of York, Chapman: His Offence, That he deserted his Dwelling, and lived in the Enemies Quarters: He rendered before December 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Twenty-four Pounds; personal Estate, Sixteen Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Fifty Pounds.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Thirty-six Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Thomas Pullein, of Leeds in the County of York, Yeoman: His Offence, That he deserted his Dwelling, and lived in the Enemies Quarters; He rendered since December 1645: His Estate, for Eight Years yet to come, per Annum, Eighteen Pounds; for Three Years yet to come, per Annum, Eight Pounds Three Shillings and Fourpence; personal Estate, Twenty-seven Pounds: For which his Fine is Thirty-six Pounds.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Twenty-two Pounds of George Bannister, of Leeds in the County of York, Chapman: His Offence, That he adhered unto and assisted the Forces raised against the Parliament: He rendered before December 1645: His Estate, in Debts, Goods, and Merchandize, Two hundred and Eighteen Pounds Fourteen Shillings and Two-pence: For which his Fine is Twenty-two Pounds.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Forty-eight Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Richard Dolliffe, of Wakefield in the County of York, Gentleman: His Offence, That he levied Money to maintain the Forces raised against the Parliament: He rendered in July 1646: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Seven Pounds Ten Shillings: personal Estate, One hundred and Thirty Pounds; For which his Fine is Forty-eight Pounds.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Forty-six Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Robert Caverly: His Offence, That he adhered to the Forces raised against the Parliament: He rendered since December 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Nine Pounds Ten Shillings and Eleven-pence Halfpeny; in Right of his Wife, per Annum, Nine Pounds Six Shillings; in personal Estate, Forty-two Pounds One Shilling and Eight-pence: For which his Fine, at a Sixth, is Fortysix Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Henry Roades, of Leeds in the County of York, Chapman; Thomas Pullein, of the same, Yeoman; George Banister, of the same, Chapman; Richard Dolliff, of Wakefield in the same County, Gentleman; and Robert Calverley, of Oulton in the same County, Yeoman; for their Delinquencies; and for taking off the Sequestrations of their Estates; was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Delinquents.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Three hundred and Thirteen Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Walter Thomas, of Swanzey in the County of Glamorgan, Esquire: His Offence, That he was a Commissioner of Array, and assisted the Forces raised against the Parliament: He rendered before December 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, One hundred and Forty Pounds Six Shillings and Eight-pence; for One Life, per Annum, Thirty-four Pounds; for Fourteen Years, per Annum, Eighteen Pounds Six Shillings and Eightpence; in Goods, One hundred and Eighty one Pounds Eighteen Shillings: Out of which issues Twenty Pounds per Annum, for One Life: For which the Fine, at a Tenth, is Three hundred and Thirteen Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Walter Thomas, of Swanzey in the County of Glamorgan, was this Day read, for taking off his Delinquency, and Sequestration of his Estate; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Forty Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of William Forth, of Wiggon in the County of Lancaster, Yeoman: His Offence, That he adhered unto and assisted the Forces raised against the Parliament: He rendered before December 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Twentyfive Pounds Eleven Shillings: Out of which issues, for One Life, per Annum, Eleven Pounds Twelve Shillings; Which leaves the Fine, at a Tenth, Forty Pounds.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Ten Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of John Rascowe, of Aspall in the County of Lancaster, Yeoman: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered before December 1645: His Estate consists in Goods and Chattels, amounting to the Value of Thirtyfour Pounds Sixteen Shillings and Nine-pence: For which he is willing to pay the Sum of Ten Pounds.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Eleven Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Ralph Browne, of Aspall in the Parish of Wiggen, and County of Lancaster, Husbandman: His Offence, That he lived in the Enemies Quarters, and executed the Office of a Constable, being put into that Office by the Enemy: He rendered before December 1645: His Estate, for Life, per Annum, Eight Pounds; personal Estate, Thirty Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Eleven Pounds.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Ten Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of John Seddon, of Findley in the Parish of Wiggen, and County of Lancaster, Badger: His Offence, That he adhered unto and assisted the Enemy of the Parliament: Rendered before December 1645: His Estate, for Three Lives, per Annum, Nine Pounds Ten Shillings: Out of which issues, for Quit Rent, per Annum, Two Pounds; and an Annuity of One Pound: Which leaves the Fine, at a Tenth, Ten Pounds.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Eleven Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency . . John Bate, of Warrington in the County of Lancaster, Gentleman: His Offence, That he deserted his Dwelling, and lived in the Enemies Quarters: Rendered before December 1645: His Estate, for his own Life, per Annum, Eleven Pounds Ten Shillings: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Eleven Pounds.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Ten Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of James Barker, of Blackroad in the County of Lancaster, Yeoman: His Offence, That he went into, and, for a certain Time, lived in the King's Quarters: Rendered before December 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Two Pounds; personal Estate, Fifty-eight Pounds Ten Shillings and Eightpence: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Ten Pounds.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Forty-four Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Alexander Woodward, of Shevington in the County of Lancaster, Gentleman: His Offence, That he complied with the Enemies of the Parliament: He rendered before the First of May 1646: His Estate, in Fee-tail, per Annum, Ten Pounds Four Shillings; for one Life, per Annum, Nine Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Sixth, is Forty-four Pounds.

Delinquents.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Wm. Forth, of Wiggonne in the County of Lancaster, Yeoman; John Rascow, of Aspall in the same County, Yeoman; Ralph Browne, of the same, Husbandman; John Sedden, of Findley, in the Parish of Wiggon aforesaid, Yeoman; John Bate, of Warrington in the said County of Lancaster, Gentleman; James Barker, of Blackwood in the same County, Yeoman; and Alexander Woodward, of Shevington in the said County of Lancaster, Gentleman; for their Delinquencies; and for taking off the Sequestration of their Estates, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of One thousand One hundred Twenty-and-six Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Robert Villers, of London, Esquire: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament, and admitted to compound, by Order of the House of Commons of 4 Maii 1646: He hath an Estate of Lands, in Fee, to the Value of Fifty-nine Pounds per Annum; in Reversion, after One Life, Nine hundred Pounds per Annum; more, for One Life, One hundred and Sixty Pounds per Annum: Out of which issues, for One Life, Fourteen Pounds per Annum; and for Two Lives, Thirty Pounds per Annum: Which leaves his Fine to be One thousand One hundred Twenty-and-six . . . . . according to the Rules of the House.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Robert Villers, of London, Esquire, for his Delinquency, and for taking off the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Four hundred and Forty Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Anthony Goldesborough, of Stukely Magna in the County of Huntingdon, Esquire: His Offence, That he left his Habitation, and resided in the Enemies Quarters: He rendered before December 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Two hundred and Fifty Pounds: Out of which is deducted Six hundred Pounds, for a Debt charged upon the Lands: Which being allowed, leaves the Fine, at a Tenth, Four hundred and Forty Pounds.

And it is ordered to be reported, That there is One thousand Five hundred Pounds charged upon the Lands, for Payment of Brothers and Sisters Portions, and One thousand Five hundred Pounds more to several other Persons, for which this Committee have made no Allowance.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Anthony Goldesborough, of Stukely Magna in the County of Huntington, Esquire, for his Delinquency, and for taking off the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Message to Lords.

Sir Anthony Irby carried to the Lords, for their Lordships Concurrence, an Order for Payment of Two thousand Pounds to the Lady Anne Harcourt: Order . . . Richard Barringer to be Sheriff of Bucks: An Ordinance for constituting Mr. Walter Fowke Receiver General of Yorksheire: An Order for Payment of Five hundred Pounds for a Library: Order concerning Oaths.

Cornwall Committee.

Ordered, That the Committee of Cornwall do forthwith account to the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, for the Monies raised by the Goods of Sir Richard Vivian, seized and sold by the said Committee for above the Sum of Three hundred Pounds.

Dee Mills.

Whereas by an Ordinance of both Houses of Parliament, of the First of October 1646, the Mills called Dee Mills, near the City of Chester, and the Stone Causey erected for the Use of the said Mills, were appointed to be taken down and demolished; the Profits of which Mills were granted unto Colonel William Edwards, a Member of this House, and now in his Possession; which could not be taken down and demolished, in regard of the Infection of the Plague in that City: It is Ordered, That the said Colonel Edwards do pull down and demolish the same within Two Months, and give Account to this House of his so doing: And the Mayor, Aldermen, and Citizens of Chester, are required to be aiding and assisting to him therein.

Payment to Thomasin.

IT is Ordered, and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons, in Parliament, assembled, that the Five hundred Pounds, appointed by Order of both Houses of Parliament, of the Twenty-seventh of this instant March, to be paid to George Thomasin, for a Library or Collection of Books in the Eastern Languages, out of the Receipts for Compositions at Goldsmiths Hall, by the Treasurers there, be presently paid accordingly, by the same Treasurers, out of the Arrears of the Two Four Months Assessments that were assessed for the Payment of the Scottish Army before Newarke: And that the Acquittance of him the said George Thomasin, or his Assigns, to the said Treasurers in this Behalf, shall be their sufficient Discharge. And

It is further Ordered and Ordained, by the Authority aforesaid, That the said Appointment of Payment of Five hundred Pounds, out of the Receipts for Compositions as Goldsmiths Hall, from henceforth be utterly void.

Admiralty.

Mr. Henry Marten reports the Amendments to the Ordinance for settling the Jurisdiction of the Admiralty: The which were twice read; and, upon the Question, assented unto: And the Ordinance so amended, upon the Question, ordered to be ingrossed.

Resolved, &c. That there be Three Judges constituted and appointed of the Court of Admiralty: And that it be referred to the Committee, formerly appointed for the Ordinance for constituting Three Judges accordingly; with Blanks for their Names.

It is further Ordered, That it be referred to the same Committee, to consider of fit Salaries, to be allowed to the said Judges of the Admiralty; and where those Salaries may be settled and raised.

Somersett Committee.

Ordered, That the Committee of the Army do prepare a Letter, to be signed by Mr. Speaker, and sent to the Committee of the County of Somersett, to require them forthwith to raise and pay Monies, ordered for the Regiment ordered to march from Bristoll into South Wales, according to the Order of the General: And that Notice be taken of the Obstructions that have been in the raising the said Pay, to the great Prejudice of the Service, by the Altering of the Rates at this Conjuncture; and to require them to proceed according to the former settled Ways and Rates; and to make no Disturbance by Alterations, at this time.

Westminster Militia.

The Petition of the Committee of the Militia for Westminster, was this Day read.

Ordered, That Sir Gregory Norton do prepare and bring in an Ordinance, for making liable to Assessments, for the Militia of Westminster, and Parts adjacent, the Estates of Freehold or Lease, that any Member, Assistant, Officer, or Attender of either House of Parliament, hath within the Lines of Communication.

Sir John Acland.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, to re-examine the Business touching Sir John Acland, a Delinquent; and to state the whole Matter of Fact concerning him, in relation to the Articles of Exeter.

Grant to Farrer.

The humble Petition of Bridgett Farrer, Relict of Colonel Farrer, slain before Banbury, was read.

Ordered, That the Sum of Five hundred Pounds be bestowed and paid unto Bridgett Farrer, the Widow of Colonel Farrer, to the Use and Behoof of herself . . . the Children which the said Bridgett Farrer had by the said Colonel Farrer: And that the said Sum of Five hundred Pounds be charged upon and paid out of such Delinquents Estates, as the said Bridgett Farrer shall discover to the Committee at Haberdashers Hall, or the Surplussage of such Delinquents Estates at Goldsmiths Hall, as have concealed any Part of their Estates, and compounded at Under-values: And it is referred to the Committee of Gloucester, to see that this Money be so settled and disposed of, as that the said Children may have the Benefit and Advantage thereof, after the Decease of Bridgett Farrer; and, in the mean time, that the said Bridgett shall receive the Profits thereof, for the Education of the said Children.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Devon Writ.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, to issue a Writ for the Election of a Knight of the Shire for the County of Devon, in the Room and Place of Sir Samuell Roll, formerly chosen to serve as a Knight of the Shire for that County, and since deceased.

Answer from Lords.

Mr. Selden brings Answer from the Lords, That their Lordships do agree to the Order for buying a Library for Cambridge: To the other Particulars of the Message carried to the Lords by him Yesterday, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Message from Lords.

A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Bennett and Dr. Aylett;

The Lords have commanded us to bring unto you this Petition of the Countess Dowager of Northampton, concerning her Composition at Goldsmiths Hall: The Lords desire the Concurrence of this House, That the same be re-committed to the Commissioners at Goldsmiths Hall:- An Ordinance for the Restitution of Dr. Wm. Gough, and others, the surviving Trustees for Buying in of Impropriations, and other Hereditaments, to be employed for pious and charitable Uses.

Countess of Northampton.

The Petition of Mary Countess Dowager of Northampton, was this Day read: And

It is Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth concur with the Lords, That the same be re-committed to the Commissioners for compounding with Delinquents at Goldsmiths Hall.

Impropriations.

An Ordinance, now sent from the Lords, for the Restitution of Dr. Wm. Gough, and others, the surviving Trustees for Buying in of Impropriations, and other Hereditaments, to be employed for pious and charitable Uses, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Mr. Nath. Stephens, Mr. Tate, Mr. Crew, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Hodges, Mr. Love, Mr. Knightley, Mr. Pury, Sir Tho. Dacres, Sir James Harrington, Mr. Preistley, Colonel Ven, Mr. Whittacre, Mr. Harrington, Mr. Lemman, Sir Jo. Evelyn of Surrey, Sir Jo. Danvers, Mr. John Stephens, Sir Henry Mildmay, Mr. Holland, Mr. Jo. Goodwyn, Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Annesley, Colonel Jephson, Sir Henry Vane junior, Mr. Swynfen, Mr. John Corbett, Mr. Carey, Sir Peter Wentworth, Colonel Hunt, Mr. Say, * Savile, and all the Lawyers of the House: And they, or any Five of them, are to meet this Afternoon upon it: And are to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records: And the Care of this Business is more particularly referred to Mr. Wh. . . . .

Peace of Pembroke.

Ordered, That Captain Wogan shall have the Leave of this House to go into the Country, upon the Employment of using his best Endeavours to appease the Distempers, and settle the Quiet and Peace in Pembrokeshire, and the Counties of North Wales: And that it be referred to the Committee at Derby House, to give Instructions to Captain Wogan, to direct him in this Employment.

Irish Affairs.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and Dr. Bennet;

The Lords have commanded us to bring unto you this Letter: It came to the Committee at Derby House, from the Lord Inchiquin: They recommend it to this House, to take it into speedy Consideration, left the Parliament lose those Parts.

The said Letter was read; and was of 18 Martii, 1648, with Papers inclosed, of an Order of the Council of War, of 17 Martii, 1647; and likewise Articles exhibited by the Judge Advocate against some Officers, Members of that Army.

Ordered, That this Letter be referred to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, at Derby House, this Afternoon; to consider what is fit to be done upon it, for the speedy preventing the Danger, and furthering the Supplies; and to report their Opinions, and Proceedings herein, on Thursday Morning next.

Ordered, That Sir Henry Vane junior, and Mr. Crew, be enjoined to give their Attendance, at the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, at Derby House, this Afternoon.

Ordered, That the additional Ordinance for Fifty thousand Pounds for Ireland be read, at the first Sitting of the House, on Thursday Morning next.

Answer from Lords.

Sir Anthony Irby brings Answer from the Lords, That their Lordships do agree to all the Orders by him carried up; only to the Order for making Walter Fowkes Receiver General of Yorkshire: To which their Lordships will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Sir William Allenson shall have Leave to go into the Country.

Answers to Lords.

Answer returned by the First Messengers; That the House hath considered of their Message; and do agree to the Referring of the Petition of the Lady Mary Countess of Northampton: And, to the rest, the House will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Answer returned to the Second Message; That the House had taken the same into Consideration; and will send Answer thereunto by Messengers of their own.