House of Commons Journal Volume 5
1 August 1648

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 1 August 1648', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 5: 1646-1648 (1802), pp. 654-657. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25435 Date accessed: 30 July 2014.


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Die Martis, 1 Augusti, 1648.

Prayers.

Sir R. King's Claims.

THE humble Petition of Sir Robert King, Knight, was this Day read.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee at Derby House for Irish Affairs: to examine the same; and to give Satisfaction to the Petitioner out of Sir George Ratcliff's Lands in Ireland.

Canne's &c. Claims.

Mr. Rowse reports from the Committee of the Revenue, the State of the Business of Robert Canne, and Company of Merchants of Bristoll: That Corn and other Merchandizes were taken from them, by Colonel Anthony Buller, Governor of the Isle of Sylly, to supply the extreme Wants of that Garison, for the Service of the Parliament; which, with the Damage the said Robert Canne and Company of Merchants sustained thereby, amounted to the Sum of Two thousand Eight hundred Fifteen Pounds Eighteen Shillings Ten-pence.

Pigott's, &c. Claims.

The humble Petition of Richard Pigott and William Baker, Citizens of London; and of Ralph Darnall, Clerk Assistant to this honourable House; was this Day read.

Ordered, That the Sum of Five hundred Pounds be forthwith paid to Ralph Darnall Esquire, Clerk Assistant to this House, or his Assigns, out of the Arrears of the late Court of Wards, in part of Satisfaction for Loss of his Office of one of the Attornies of the said late Court of Wards: And the Committee of the Revenue are hereby required to pay the same to the said Ralph Darnall, or his Assigns, accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Ordered, That the Sum of Two thousand Pounds, lent to the Parliament by Richard Pigott Citizen of London, in May 1641, on the Credit of Two Subsidies then granted for Supply of his Majesty's Army, and Relief of the then Northern Parts of this Kingdom (for a great Part whereof the said Richard Pigott still payeth Interest), be paid unto the said Richard Pigott, or his Assigns, in Course, together with Interest, for Forbearance of the same, after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Cent. out of the Sum of Fourteen thousand Pounds, remaining yet due upon the said Subsidies uncollected, and in the Collectors Hands concealed: And the Acquittance, &c.

The Lords Concurrence * * * *.

Ordered, That the Sum of One thousand Three hundred Pounds, Part of Two thousand Pounds, lent by William Baker Citizen of London, in July 1641, on the Credit of Two Subsidies then granted for Supply of his Majesty's Army, and Relief of the then Northern Parts of this Kingdom, be paid, in Course, unto the said William Baker, or his Assigns, together with Interest, for Forbearance of the said One thousand Three hundred Pounds, after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Cent. per Ann. out of the Sum of Fourteen thousand Pounds, remaining yet due upon the said Subsidies, uncollected, and in the Collectors Hands concealed: And the Acquittance, &c.

The Lords Concurrence * * * *.

Ordered, That the Sum of Two thousand Nine hundred Pounds be forthwith paid unto Ralph Darnall Esquire, Clerk Assistant to this House, or his Assigns, in lieu of his Sufferings, and loss of his Office of one of the Attornies of the late Court of Wards, out of the Remainder of the Sum of Fourteen thousand Pounds, remaining yet due upon Two Subsidies, granted in or about May 1641, for Supply of his Majesty's Army, and Relief of the then Northern Parts of this Kingdom, uncollected, and in the Collectors Hands concealed, by the Treasurers and Collectors appointed to receive the same: And the Acquittance or Acquittances of the said Ralph Darnall, or his Assigns, testifying the Receipt thereof, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the said Treasurers, and the Chamberlain of London, and to the Receivers or Collectors, and to such other Person or Persons as shall pay the same.

The Lords Concurrence * * * *.

Ordered, That the Sum of Two thousand Eight hundred Fifteen Pounds Eighteen Shillings and Ten-pence, due to Robert Canne, and Company of Merchants of Bristoll, for Corn and other Merchandizes, taken from them by Colonel Anthony Buller, Governor of the Isle of Sylley, to supply the Wants of that Garison for the Service of the Parliament, be paid and satisfied unto the said Robert Canne, and Company of Merchants, or their Assigns, out of the Remainder of the Sum of Fourteen thousand Pounds not formerly engaged, remaining yet due upon Two Subsidies, granted in or about May 1641, for Supply of his Majesty's Army, and Relief of the then Northern Parts of this Kingdom, uncollected, and in the Collectors Hands concealed, by the Treasurers or Collectors appointed to receive the said Monies: And the Acquittance, &c.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Mr. Rous, Sir Sam. Luke, Mr. Copley, Sir Walt. Erle, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Boys, Mr. Prideaux; Colonel Boswell, Mr. Knightley, Mr. Bulkley, * Aiscough, Sir Francis Pyle, Sir Robert Harley, Mr. Haveningham, Mr. Scott, Mr. John Ashe, Mr. Moore, Mr.Dove;

This Committee, or any Five of them, are to inquire, How the Debts, owing to Mr. Piggott and Mr. Baker stand, in Course, to be paid; and what other Engagements there are upon the Two Subsidies granted in May 1641, not yet satisfied: And have Power also to consider, How, the said Collectors, and such other Persons as shall pay the Monies due upon the said Subsidies, may be discharged in the Exchequer; and report the same to the House forthwith.

The said Committee are to meet on Thursday next in the Afternoon, in the Queen's Court; and to fit de die in diem.

Ordered, That the Sum of One hundred Seventy-five Pounds, formerly ordered to be paid to Mrs. Martha Pigott, be paid unto her, or her Assigns, by Five Pounds a Week; and be charged upon Haberdashers Hall.

Ordinance to be brought in.

Ordered, That the Ordinance * * * *.

Mr. Gurdon to bring in the Ordinance.

Tattershall Castle.

Ordered, That it be referred to Colonel Rossiter, and the Committee for the County of Lincolne, to take care, that Tattershall Castle be continued in such Hands as the same now is: And that the same be not otherwise disposed of without the Consent of this House.

Militia.

Ordered, That the Ordinance for the Militia be reported Thursday Morning next.

Lancaster Assizes.

Ordered, That Sir Gilbert Gerard Knight, Chancellor of the Duchy and County Palatine of Lancaster, do forthwith issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Duchy of Lancaster, to issue forth a Writ of common Adjournment, under the County Palatine Seal, to be directed to his Majesty's Justices of Assize at Lancaster, commanding them, or any of them, to adjourn the Assizes for that County, from the Twenty-eighth of August next, until such Time as shall by such Justice or Justices be thought most meet.

Ordered, That the Judges do adjourn the Assizes to be holden for the Northern Circuit until a longer Time.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Middlesex Forces.

An Ordinance for levying Forces in the County of Middlesex, for the Securing and Safety of the Parliament, and the said County, This to continue for Six Months, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to . . sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Ordered, That William Wheeler, Thomas Lane, Laurence Whittacre, Edmund Harvey, Richard Browne, and Francis Rous, Esquires, be added to the Commissioners of the Militia of the County of Middlesex.

Dorsetsheire Forces.

Ordered, That an Ordinance be brought in, to pay the Forces in Dorsetsheire.

Sir Walter Erle is to bring it in.

Somersett, &c. Forces.

Ordered, That an Ordinance be brought in for Payment of the Forces in the several Counties of Somersett, Dorsett, and Wilts.

Sir Gilbert Gerard is to bring in this Ordinance.

Isle of Anglesey.

Sir Harbottle Grimston reports from the Committee at Derby House, touching the Reducing of the Isle of Anglesey.

Affairs in Wales.

Mr. Knightley reports from the Committee of Lords and Commons at Derby House, touching Provision for North Wales.

Resolved, &c. That some Provision may be made for Ammunition of all Sorts, for North Wales, both for a Supply of their Garisons; and also for Field Service, if there shall be Occasion: And that, for the great Sparing of Match, Two hundred Firelocks Musquets may be provided for the constant Duty of the Garisons: And that, for the better Safety of the said Garisons, a greater Number of Men may be added to those that are upon the several Establishments for them; and some Provision of Money, for making Accommodations to quarter Horse in the said Garisons.

Resolved, &c. That the Committees of the several and respective Counties of North Wales may have Power to raise Monies for the Maintenance of their Forces: And that Arms may be provided for the Arming of them.

Resolved, &c. That there may be a Committee made for the County of Merioneth; or otherwise, that the Committees of North Wales may have Power to assess that County.

Ordered, That Mr. Foxwist and Mr. Jones present Names of Commissioners for the County of Merioneth, for Execution of the several Ordinances of Parliament in the said County.

Ordered, That Mr. Foxwist and Mr. Jones bring in an Ordinance for levying Monies for Provision of Ammunition and Arms; and for Payment of the Forces to be raised for the Safety of North Wales, and of the Garisons there.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee at Derby House, to send down Major General Mitton into the Six Counties of North Wales; and to give him Commission and Instructions.

Languard Fort.

Sir Harbottle Grimston reports from the Committee at Derby House, a Letter from the Lord General, touching Supplies for Languard Fort; viz.

Tallow, 200 Weight,
Pitch, 6 Barrels,
Tar, 20 Barrels,
To stuff the Carriages and Timber-work of the Fort.

Two Drums, and Four Heads; Two Flags; Wooden Budge Barrels, Six.

The Ladles, Sponges, Rammers, and Wadhooks of Two Demi Cannons, Eight Culverin, Twelve Demi Culverin, Five Sakers, Four Demi Culverin Drakes, and Two Stock-fowlers, are all decayed, and needs to be supplied round.

Powder, needful to be supplied, 106 Barrels.
Match, needful, 200 Weight.
Round Shot for Demi Culverin, 500.
Round Shot for Saker, 1,000.
Musquet Shot, needful, One Quarter of a Ton.
Copper Nails, needful, 1,000. And all other Nails at Diseretion.
Sheep-skins, 20.
Canvas, Two Bolts.
Paper, Royal, Twelve Quire.
Light Lamp-horns, Six; and Dark, Two.

Resolved, &c. That such Supplies be made for the Service of the Garison of Languard Fort in the County of Suffolke: And it is referred to the Lieutenant of the Ordnance to treat with the Committee at Derby House, How the said Supplies may be provided.

Artillery, &c.

Sir Harbottle Grimston reports a Letter from the Lord General, from the Leaguer before Colchester, of the Thirtieth of July 1648, for Additions to be made to the present Train of Artillery.

Which being read were agreed unto.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Army, to see the said Additions to the present Train of Artillery provided, according to the Desire of the Lord General, by his Letter of the Thirtieth July 1648.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Army, to provide the Sum of Five hundred Pounds, for present Supply of Necessaries, wanting in the Army, and Train of Artillery.

Letters from Dorchester.

Mr. Knightley reports a Letter from Dorchester, from Richard Broadripp, and others.

Sir Harbottle Grimston reports from the Committee at Derby House, a Letter from Dorchester, of the Twentyninth of July 1648, from Thomas Trenchard, and others.

Weighmouth, &c. Garisons.

Ordered, That if the Company, now in the Garisons of Weighmouth and Portland, be drawn away, that the Governor of Weighmouth have Power to put in Two Companies more into the said Garisons; and to list in the mean time. And

It is further Ordered, That the Committee of Dorsetshire, do take care of Weymouth and Portland.

Western Counties.

Sir Harbottle Grimston reports from the Committee at Derby House, a Letter from Wells, from Alexander Popham, and others, of Twenty-ninth July 1648.

Sir Harbottle Grimston reports, from the Committee, an Extract of Colonel Welden's Letter, from Plimouth, 28 Julii 1648.

Ordered, That the Examination of the several Matters mentioned in the Letter of Colonel Popham, and others, of Twenty-ninth July 1648, and the Extracts of Colonel Welden's Letter from Plimouth, of Twenty-eighth July 1648, be referred to the Committee of the West; to consider and present, How the Monies may be raised; and how, and in what Manner, that Money shall be disposed of; and how the several Counties are to associate for the Preservation of those Counties, and the several Forts, for the best Service of the Parliament: And the said Committee are to meet this Afternoon and report the same, forthwith, to the House.

Defence of Yarmouth.

Sir Harbottle Grimston reports from the Committee at Derby House, a Letter from the General, of Twenty-sixth July 1648, touching the Defence of Yarmouth.

Ordered, That it be referred to the General, to take such Course as he shall think sit, for Preservation and Security of the Town of Yarmouth, and Defence of those Parts.

Bath Garison.

Sir Harbottle Grimston reports from the Committee at Derby House, a Letter touching making the City of Bath a Garison.

Message to Lords.

Sir William Lister carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance for Nottinghamsheire; and the Ordinance for Lincolnsheire.

Answer.

Sir Wm. Lister brings Answer from the Lords, That, to the Ordinance for Nottinghamsheire, the Lords do agree: To the Ordinance for Lincolnsheire, the Lords will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Letters, &c. from Princes of Wales.

Serjeant Wilde reports the Proceedings of the Committee of Parliament, sent to the City of London; and the City's Thankfulness for the Parliament's condescending to communicate their Counsels so far to them.

A Letter from London, 26 Julii 1648, subscribed, T. H.; and another Letter from London, of the Twentysixth Julii 1648, subscribed W. G.; were both this Day read.

Ordered, That the said Letters be forthwith printed and published.

Ordered, That the Instructions given to Captain Greene from the Prince, and other material Commissions and Papers, be forthwith printed.

Mr. Lechmore and Mr. Weaver to take care of it.

Paper read.

A printed Paper, intituled, "Commune Concilium tent' 27 die Julii 1648;" and dated at Guildhall, London, the One-and-thirtieth of July 1648; was this Day read.

Isle of Ely.

Sir Robert Pye carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance touching the Isle of Ely.

Sir Robert Pye brings Answer, That, to the Ordinance touching the Isle of Ely, the Lords will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Committee to go to the City.

Ordered, That the Committee, formerly appointed to go to the City, do sit this Afternoon in the Star Chamber, at Three of Clock; with their former Powers; and also with further Power, to hear what the Common Council, or Militia of the City of London, or any from them, shall propose: And have also Power to confer with them about the Paper now read, intituled, "Commune Concilium tent' 27 Julii 1648;" and the Matters therein contained; and by what Authority it is done; and to report the same to the House.

Ordered, That Mr. Weaver and Mr. Scott be added to the said Committee.

Church Government.

Ordered, That the Report of the Ordinance concerning Church Government be made To-morrow Morning, the first Business; and nothing to intervene.

General Assembly of Scotland.

A Draught of a Letter to be sent to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, re-committed.

Ordered, That the Draught of a Letter to be sent to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, be committed to the former Committee: And that the said Committee do bring the same in To-morrow Morning.

Colonel Lilbourne.

The House being informed, that divers Citizens, and others, were at the Door;

They were called; and presented a Petition.

Which (after the Petitioners were withdrawn) was read; and was intituled, " The humble Petition of divers wellaffected Citizens, and others, in the Behalf of Lieutenant Colonel Lilburne, Prisoner in the Tower of London."

Ordered, That the Order of Restraint of Colonel John Lilbourne be taken off, and discharged.

Ordered, That a Message be sent to the Lords, especially to recommend Colonel John Lilbourne; and to desire the Lords to take off their Hand of Restraint from him.

Mr. Lord Carre to carry up the Message.

Mr. Copley, Mr. Holland, Sir John Maynard, Mr. Ludlowe, Lord Carre, Sir Peter Wentworth, Colonel Boswell;

It is referred to this Committee, or any Five of them, to consider how Colonel John Lilbourne may have such Satisfaction and Allowance for his Sufferings and Losses, as was formerly intended him by this House.

Ordered, That it be re-committed to the Committee of Accompts, to consider of the Accompts of Colonel John Lilbourne; and to audite and state the same.

Ordered, That a Conference be had with the Lords, To-morrow Morning, concerning Major Rolfe; and to desire he may be bailed: And that, at the said Conference, the Enlargement of Lieutenant Colonel John Lilbourne be desired.

Mr. Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Knightley, Mr. Scott, are appointed to manage the said Conference for Mr. Rolfe: And Sir John Maynard, and Mr. Copley, are appointed to manage the Conference for Lieutenant Colonel Lilbourne.

The Lord Carre to desire this Conference.

Martial Law.

Ordered, That the Committee of Yorke have Power to execute Martial Law, as to that Business * * * *.

Attorney General for Ireland.

Ordered, That William Basil Esquire, his Majesty's Attorney General for Ireland, be enjoined to go into Ireland, to attend and execute his Office there.

Forces for Ireland.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee at Derby House, to send Colonel Moore, Colonel Hungerford, and Colonel Fenwicke, and such other Officers, with such Forces as they shall think fit, over to Colonel Jones into Ireland.