Die Lunæ, 19 Februarii, 1648.
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ORDERED, That Mr. Speaker do issue forth his
Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, to
issue forth a Writ for Election of a Knight of the Shire
for the County of Berks, to serve in this House for the said
County, in the place and stead of Sir Francis Pyle Knight,
A Letter from the Prince Elector, from Somerset
House, of 14 February 1648-9, was this Day read.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do grant a Warrant, for
a Pass, for his Highness the Prince Elector to go into
Holland or Zealand; and for the Prince Elector to transport into Holland and Zealand Thirty Horses or Geldins,
Custom and Impost free.
Mr. Trenchard reports from the Committee for the
Prince Elector, What is Arrear and due to the Prince
Elector of the Eight thousand Pounds per Annum, formerly granted to his Highness.
Ordered, That, out of the Revenue set apart for the
Prince Elector, the Arrears due to his Highness be paid:
And that it be referred to the Committee for the Prince
Elector's Allowance: Who are hereby enabled, out of
that Estate, to raise the same, and make Payment thereof.
Ordered, That it be referred to the same Committee,
to take care that the Arrears due out of that Revenue,
be speedily paid and satisfied, by the several Persons who
ought to pay the same.
Ordered, That the Prince Elector do first send to Mr.
Speaker a particular List of the Names of those Persons
for whom his Highness desires a Pass, as his Retinue, to
go with him into Holland or Zealand; to be presented to
the House, before a Pass be granted for them.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Navy, to provide convenient Shipping for the safe Transport of his Highness the Prince Elector, with his Retinue,
Goods, and Baggage, and Thirty Horses or Geldings.
A Letter from the Mayor of Marleborough was this Day
Ordered, That the said Letter, and the Proclamation
inclosed, be sent to the Council of State.
Cursitor Baron's Patent.
The Form of a Patent to be granted to Richard Tomlyn Esquire, the Cursitor Baron, of the said Office of
Cursitor Baron, quamdiu se bene gesserit, was this Day
read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto; and was in
hæc verba; viz.
Custodes Libertatis Anglie, Auctoritate Parliamenti,
Omnibus ad quos presentes Litere pervenerint, Salutem.
Sciatis, quod Nos dedimus et concessimus, ac per Presentes damus et concedimus, Richardo Tomlyns Armigero
Officium unius Baronum de Scaccario publico, quod Thomas Leeke Armiger nuper habuit et exercuit: Ac ipsum
Richardum Tomlyns unum Baronum de Scaccario publico predicto facimus, ordinamus, et constituimus per
Presentes, habendum, tenendum, et gaudendum Officium
predictum pretato Richardo Tomlyns, quamdiu se bene
gesserit; necnon habenda et percipienda omnia Feoda,
Vuda, Regardas, Vesturas, Pelluras, Commoditates, et
Emolumenta predicto Officio debita et consueta, in tam
amplis Modo et Forma, prout prædictus Thomas Leeke,
aut aliquis alius, Officium illud nuper hensum habuit et
percepit, seu habere vel percipere potuit aut debuit; exceptis tamen semper extra hanc Concessionem nostram
omnibus Feodis per Receptores nostros Johanni Sotherton
Armigero, predicti Johannis Sotherton Armigeri, quondam uni Baronum de Scaccario predicto, dum vixit ante
hac Tempora solutis pro Receptione et Examinatione
Compet' Receptorum, et Ministrorum infra Comitatus
Ebor', Buck', Bed', Oxon', Berks, South Wales, et
Ducatum Cornubie; et postea solutis pro Receptione
et Examinatione premissorum Edwardo Bromley Militi,
nuper uni Baronum ejusdem Scaccarii, nunc defuncto; et
nuper Richardo Weston Militi, uni Baronum ejusdem Scaccarii, attingentibus annuatim ad Summam Septuaginta et
Trium Librarum. In Consideratione quorum, ac in Recompensatione ejusdem, dedimus et concessimus, ac per
Presentes damus et concedimus, eidem Richardo Tomlyns, ultra omnia Vuda, Feoda, et Regardas, non, prout
antea, pro Exceptione, quandam Annuitatem, five annuale
Feodum, Centum Mercarum legalis Monete Anglie per
Annum, habendam et percipiendam predictam Annuitatem, sive annuale Feodum, Centum Mercarum, presato
Richardo Tomlyns, quamdiu Officium predictum (sic, ut
presertur, quamdiu se bene gesserit) habeat et exerceat ad
Receptum Scaccarii publici predicti, per Manus Thesaurarii, Subthesaurarii, et Camerarum ejusdem Scaccarii annuatim solvendum, ad Festa Pasche, et Sancti Michaelis
Archangeli, equis Portionibus singulis Annis solvendum.
Eo quod expressa Mentio de vero Valore annuo, aut de
Certitudine premissorum, aut eorum alicujus, aut de aliis
Donis sive Concessionibus per nuper Reges Anglie, vel
aliquem eorum, ante hac Tempora facta, in presentibus
minime facta existit; aut aliquo Statuto, Actu, Ordinatione, Provisione, Proclamatione, five Restrictione, in contrarium inde antehac habitis, factis, editis, ordinatis, seu
provisis, aut aliqua alia Re, Causa, vel Materia quacunque, in aliquo non obstantibus. In cujus Rei Testimonium has Literas nostras fieri fecimus patentes. Testibus
Nobis ipsis, apud Westmonasterium, Die Februarii,
Anno Domini Millesimo Sexcentesimo Quadragessimo
A Letter from the General, from Queen-street, of the
Third of February 1648, touching paying and disbanding
Forces in Kent, under the Command of Sir Michael Livesey; and another Letter from the General touching Part
of those Forces; were both this Day read.
Ordered, That this House doth approve of what was
done by the General, and Sir Michael Livesey, and Colonel
Sydney, upon the Desire of the General, in keeping up
the Forces of Horse and Foot in Kent; notwithstanding
the Order of this House of the Four-and-twentieth of
Ordered, That the Charges for disbanding all the Forces
of Horse and Foot in the County of Kent, except one
Company of Foot, shall be paid by the Committee of
Kent, out of the Compositions and Sequestrations of the
late Delinquents in the said County of Kent, and likewise
the Monies raised by Sir Michael Livesey; and for Repayment whereof he hath undertaken to the County for
taking off Free Quarter; be forthwith paid, out of the
said Compositions and Sequestrations of the said late Delinquents: And that the Company to be continued, be
also paid, by the said Committee, out of the same Compositions and Sequestrations.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of State,
to consider how the Forces of Horse and Foot in the
County of Kent may be disposed of, for the Service of the
Commonwealth, and the Ease of the County.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do give the Thanks of this
House to Sir Michael Livesey, for his good and faithful
Service to the Commonwealth in the County of Kent, and
And Mr. Speaker did accordingly give him the Thanks
of this House.
Ordered, That the Troop of Horse under the Command of Colonel Sydney, attending the Service at the
Garison of Dover, be paid off, equal with the Foot, to
the Time of their Disbanding: And that this shall be no
Prejudice to the Governor of Dover Castle, for his Entertainment; but that the same be continued to him as
Resolved, &c. That the Four Companies of Foot in
Kent be forthwith disbanded.
A List of the Names of such Delinquents as were in
the late Rebellion in the County of Kent, as are discharged
by the Deputy Lieutenants, paying nothing, or very
small and inconsiderate Sums was this Day read.
Mr. Leman, Mr. Blakiston, Colonel Rich, Mr. Allen,
Mr. James Challener, Sir Henry Vane junior, Mr. Reynolds, Colonel Harvey, Sir John Bourchier, Colonel Harrison, Mr. Say, Colonel Peter Temple, Lord Mounson,
Sir Michael Livesey, Colonel Purefoy;
This Committee, or any Three of them, are to examine the Powers given to the Committee of the County
of Kent, to compound with the Delinquents in the late
Insurrection there; and to examine the Actions of the
said Committee thereupon, and by what Rules they have
proceeded, touching the said Fines and Compositions;
and to examine, Whether they have pursued the said
Leave to examine a Member.
Ordered, That the High Court of Justice have Liberty
to examine Mr. Prydeaux, a Member of this House, and
Mr. Scobell, Clerk of this House, as Witnesses in the Business touching Duke Hamilton.
Title of King's Son.
Ordered, That Mr. Lysle do bring in an Act to make
it High Treason to promote the Title of Charles Stuart,
Son of the late King, To-morrow Morning.
Council of State.
Lieutenant General Cromwell reports from the Council of State . . . . . . . did meet on Saturday Night last:
Where Thirteen of them did subscribe the Engagement;
and; upon their Subscription, did do no other Act, but order the rest of the Members to be summonrd to be there
this Morning: Where others did also subscribe, to the Number of Nineteen; viz. the Lord Grey of Groby, Lieutenant General Cromwell, Sir John Danvers, Colonel Henry
Martyn, Mr. Heveningham, Colonel Ludlowe, . . . William Purefoy, Sir William Constable, Mr. Stapley, Mr.
Holland, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Scott, Colonel Wauton, Mr.
Lysle, Mr. Hutchison, Mr. Jones, Alderman Penington,
Sir Henry Myldmay, Mr. Wallopp.
He also reports, That this Day the Lords that are
named of the Council gave in their Answers, as to subseribing the Engagement, as followeth; viz.
Earl of Denbigh: That he takes it as a great Honour to
be named by the House of Commons for this Service:
That he hath formerly had the Honour to be employed by
the late King to the State of Venice, and other Princes;
and served in it faithfully: That he was since employed
by both Houses in Arms; and was also faithful in That:
That now there is no other Power in England, but That
of the House of Commons: In whom the Liberty and
Freedom of the People is so involved, as he is resolved to
live and die with them; and doth acknowledge them the
supreme Power of this Nation; and that what Government they shall set up and appoint, he will faithfully serve,
to the best of his Power, with his Life and Fortunes: But
that, in That Engagement, there are some Particulars that
look backward, that he conceives he cannot, with Honour,
subscribe; as being contrary to what he then acted as a
Peer in the House of Lords, then acknowledged a Third
Estate of this Kingdom; and to which he was subordinate,
as a Member of that House, by a particular Relation of
Duty and Obedience: But faith, as before, That he will
for the future serve them with the best of his Power:
And also reports, The like, as to the general Matter,
was given by the Earls of Pembrok, Salisbury, and Mulgrave; as also by the Lord General.
He further reports, That the Lord Grey of Wark faith,
That he was always willing to do Service in any thing
which he was commanded by both Houses: But,
This coming only from one House, he desires to be
And also the Names of such other Persons, named of
the said Council, as are not satisfied to subscribe the said
Resolved, &c. That Candles be brought into the House.
Resolved, &c. That no Member of this House do go
forth of the House, without Leave of this House.
The Question being propounded, That it be referred
to all the Persons nominated to be of the Council of State
(except the Lord Grey of Work), to confer amongst themselves, upon the Matter had in Debate in the House this
Day, touching the Engagement; and report their Opinions to the House, What they conceive fit to be further
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
||Tellers for the Noes:
|Sir Michael Livesey,
||With the Noes,
|Sir Arthur Heslerigg,
||Tellers for the Yeas:
||With the Yeas,
So the Question passed with the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to all the Persons nominated to be of the Committee of State (except the Lord
Grey of Wark), or any Eight of them, they being all
summoned to be present, to confer amongst themselves,
upon the Matter had in Debate in the House this Day,
touching the Engagement; and report their Opinions to
the House, What they conceive fit to be done therein.
Ordered, That Mr. Allen do make Report touching
the Money for the Relief of the Wounded and maimed
Soldiers, the first Business, To-morrow Morning.