Die Veneris, 22 Junii, 1649.
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 Burgess to serve in this
present Parliament for the Borough of Haslemore in the
County of Surrey, in the place of Sir Poynings Moore,
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 Burgess to serve in this present
Parliament for the Town of Lynne in the County of *,
in the place of * Hudson.
Ordered, That William Stroud, of Rascombe, William
Nutkins, of Okeingham, John Godhard, of Hidden, in the
Parish of Hungerford in the County of Berks, Gentlemen,
and John Webb, Alderman of Reading, be added to all
the Committees for the said County of Berks.
Ordered, That Sir William Constable Knight, George
Reymond Esquire, John Braine Esquire, John Gaynesford,
Esquire, James Cartwright Esquire, William Best Esquire,
Thomas Hill, Jasper Clutterbooke, and Anthony Edwards,
of the City of Gloucester, Esquires, be added to the Committee for the Assessment of Ninety thousand Pounds per
mensem, in the County of Gloucester.
An Act for keeping a Session or Assize in the Castle
of Lancaster, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, on the
Seventh Day of September next ensuing, was this Day read
the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Mr. White; Mr. Love, Mr. Corbett, Mr.
Reynolds, Mr. Garland, Mr. Holland, Mr. Hallowes, Colonel Lassells, Mr. Lechmere, Colonel Wasthall, Mr. Lister,
Colonel Martyn, Mr. Challener, Colonel Jones; or any
Five of them: Who are to sit this Afternoon in the
Letter to be read.
Ordered, That the General's Letter, touching Sir John
Worstenam, and Sir Thomas Harrison, be read on Tuesday
next, the first Business.
Rooms for Judges.
Ordered, That the Surveyor * * * *, and Mr. Kinnersley, do take care to make the Painted Chamber, and
the Room adjoining, ready and fitting for the Judges
that are appointed to sit there, touching Articles; and to
furnish the same with Hangings, and other necessary
Mr. Pury reports from the Committee of the Army,
the Accompts of Colonel Axtell's Company.
Ordered, That the Committee of Accompts, sitting at
Worcester House, be appointed the Committee mentioned
in the Act, intituled, An Act for the present examining
and stating the Accompts of the Officers and Soldiers now
in the Parliament's Service, within this Nation, for receiving the several Certificates, Accompts, Oaths, Examinations, and other Evidences, whereupon the Accompts
are grounded; which shall be returned, and sent, by the
Hands of some Commission Officer or Officers, under
their respective Commands; and to proceed further thereupon, according to the said Act.
I. of Ely Judge.
Colonel Wauton reports an Act for making a Steward
and Judge of the Court of Pleas of the Isle of Ely, quam
diu se bene gesserit.
Which was read.
Resolved, &c. That Robert Bernard Serjeant at Law
be named in this Act, to be Steward and Judge of the said
And the said Act, being so amended, was, upon the
Mr. Scott reports from the Council of State, the
Commission of Lieutenant General Cromwell, to be
Commander in Chief over the Forces in Ireland, and
Governor General of Ireland.
Which was this Day read the First time in Latin; and
afterwards was read again in English.
Resolved, &c. That the Civil and Military Power in
Ireland shall be, for the present, conjoined in one Person.
Resolved, &c. That the Time of the Continuance of
this Commission be Three Years.
The Blanks in the Commission being filled up, and
some Alterations made at the Table, . . . . . . was, upon
the Question, passed.
Ordered, That Mr. Attorney General be required to
give Order for a Commission to be prepared for Passing
under the Great Seal of England, according to the Form
now agreed on, for Lieutenant General Cromwell: And
that the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal be authorized and required to pass the same under the said
Great Seal accordingly.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State,
to prepare Instructions for Lieutenant General Cromwell,
mentioned in his Commission; and report it to the House
Officers, &c. Arrears.
Mr. Luke Hodges reports from the Committee for
Ireland, sitting in the Star Chamber, in these Words
Whereas this Committee have this Day taken into
Consideration the Resolution and Order of the Commons
assembled in Parliament, dated the Tenth Day of May
last, upon the Report of Colonel Sydney, for considering
what Proportions or Sums of Money are fit to be allowed,
upon Account, to the several Officers hereunder named,
with reference to their respective Necessities and Conditions; and how the same may be speedily paid unto them;
and reporting their Opinions to the House: Forasmuch
as, by the Accompts of Pay for those Officers formerly
audited, and then reported to the House of Commons,
by the said Colonel Sydney, there appeared to rest in Arrear, to the Officers hereafter named, these several Sums
respectively following; viz.
|To Sir William Fenton Knight and Colonel
|To Lieutenant Colonel Phayre
|To Captain Fenton
|To Captain Southwell
|To Captain Miller
|To Captain Northcott
|To Captain Courthope
|To Lieutenant Colonel Broadrip
|Making in the Whole
Resolved, &c. That this House doth concur with the
said Committee, in the First Part of the Report; viz.
That, for the Relief and Satisfaction of those Officers as
was done for other Officers of that Province, Order may
be taken for respiting One Third Part of the said Sum,
being Three thousand Eight hundred Threescore and
Fifteen Pounds Three Shillings and a Peny, to answer any
Surcharge which may be justly brought upon them, or any
of them, within the Space of Two Years now next following: That another Third Part, being Three thousand
Eight hundred Threescore and Fifteen Pounds Three
Shillings and a Peny, may, in a just Proportion to each
of those Officers respective Share, be charged upon Lands
in Ireland, after the Adventurers, and former Orders, are
satisfied: And that the other Third Part, being the like
Sum of Three thousand Eight hundred Threescore and
Fifteen Pounds Three Shillings and a Peny, may be paid
to those Officers, as their Proportions and Shares respectively amount unto, out of the Monies not engaged, and
yet coming in, by the weekly Assessments for Ireland,
upon the Ordinances of Parliament of the Eighteenth of
October 1644, and Fifteenth of August, and Ninth of
Lieutenant General Cromwell reports from the Committee of Complaints, their Opinion touching Mrs. Anne
Be it Enacted, by this present Parliament, and the Authority thereof, That the Lords Commissioners for the
Great Seal of England, for the Time being, be enabled and
authorized to hear and determine all such Cases, as shall,
at any time hereafter, be brought or come before them,
by Petition or Bill, touching Alimony; and to make such
Provision of Maintenance in all and every such Cases, as
they shall find just and agreeable to Equity and good Conscience, upon Consideration as well of the Portion or
Estate that hath been paid or come to the Husband by
such Wife as shall so pray Relief by herself, or her Friends,
as other Matters of Equity; and to make Decrees, and
take an effectual Course, for Payment thereof, accordingly, out of the Estate of such Husband.
Business to be done.
Mr. Marten reports from the Council of State, their
Opinion, What things are necessary to be taken into Consideration before the Recess, in hæc verba; viz.
According to Order of Parliament, requiring the Council of State to certify their Opinion, What Acts and
Things are necessary to be passed, and taken into Consideration, before the intended Recess; the Council of
State humbly present their Opinion therein as followeth;
1. That such Bills as are now depending in the House,
of which the Parliament shall yet judge necessary for the
making effectual their former Resolutions concerning the
Levies of Monies, whether by Assessment, Compositions
at Goldsmiths Hall, Excise, or Customs, may be forthwith brought in, and receive Dispatch.
2. That the Bill for the Militia be likewise passed.
3. Thirdly, That a general Pardon, to be prepared by
Mr. Attorney General, containing as large and beneficial
Clauses and Concessions as at any time have been formerly, and by Parliament, usually granted; and some further Favours to be added; with a Declaration of the Nullity thereof to all such as shall in future disturb the Peace
of this Commonwealth, by adhering to the Enemies
thereof, by seditious Practices, or by occasioning a
new War; and with due Restrictions and Exceptions of
such Persons as are not yet thought fit to be received into
this Grace and Favour.
4. The Act to be passed touching the prohibiting the
Transportation of Wool and Fullers Earth.
5. An Act for the farther and better Preventing of
the Exportation of Gold and Silver.
6. An Act for punishing of revolting Seamen and Mariners, and authorizing the Judges of the Admiralty, and
others, for that Purpose.
7. An Act for Relief of Tenants oppressed by their
malignant Landlords, for their Affections and Adherency,
to the Parliament.
8. An Act for preventing and punishing the Printing,
Contriving, and Publishing, of scandalous seditious Pamphlets; and Regulation of the Press.
9. The Act touching restraining and punishing the
Licentiousness of the Pulpit, in seditious and derogatory Expressions, touching the Parliament, and their
10. The Act for revoking the penal Clauses in the
Statute of 35 Elizabethæ, and other Statutes against pretended Sectaries.
11. The Act for the Relief of poor Prisoners, not able
to pay their Debts.
12. The Act for securing the Soldiers their Arrears,
out of the King's Lands.
13. The Act touching the Probate of Wills, and granting Administrations, and the Way of investing Ministers
presented to Churches; no Course being therein yet
Things to be put in a way, during the Recess, to ripen
them for the Judgment of the House, at their Meeting again.
1. THAT a Commission be granted to fit Persons, in
the several Parts of this Nation, for the Valuing of Tythes
throughout England, in order to the Taking them away,
and settling, in their room, an honourable and competent
Means for the Preachers of the Gospel.
2. That the Business depending before a Committee
for the Settling of future Parliaments, may be proceeded
in during the Recess, to be ready for the Consideration of
the House at their next Meeting.
3. That the Regulating of the Proceedings in Law, and
Courts of Justice and Equity, for preventing the Tediousness of Suits, and Abuses burdensome to the People, now
under Commitment, may be proceeded in during the
Recess; and an Account thereof to be given at the next
Meeting after the Adjournment: And the same Committee to consider what unnecessary or inconvenient Laws
are fit to be repealed; and their Opinion to be therein
These, as at present thought fit to be proposed, are
submitted to the Consideration of the honourable House:
Whereto probably more may be added; whereof, as Occasion shall be, a further Account will be speedily prepared.
Ordered, That Mr. Attorney General be authorized
to prepare a general Pardon accordingly; and present it
to the House.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth resolve to proceed on the Consideration of the particular Bills, mentioned in this Report, on Monday next; and so de die in
diem, the next Week, excluding all other Business.
Midhope's Arrears, &c.
Mr. Scott reports from the Council of State, the Petition of Colonel Midhope.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State,
to examine who were the discoverers of the Fifteen
hundred Pounds forfeited to the State; and to reward
them, as they shall think fit; and to pay some Part of
the Arrears, due to Colonel Midhope, out of the said
Fifteen hundred Pounds, discovered as aforesaid.
And it is further Ordered, That the Executor of Sir
John Pennington, to whom the said Fifteen hundred
Pounds was payable, be injoined to deliver to the Council
of State the Bond given by the Earl of Northumberland
for Payment of the said Fifteen hundred Pounds.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Revenue do
forthwith pay the Sum of Fifteen hundred Pounds unto
the Council of State, in Part of the Money to be paid to
the Earl of Northumberland out of the Revenue: And
thereupon, and, upon the Earl of Northumberland's
Acquittance, given for the said Fifteen hundred Pounds,
to the said Committee of Revenue, the said Bond shall be
delivered to the said Earl of Northumberland.
Ordered, That the Report touching Colonel Bulstrode
be made on Wednesday next, the first Business.
Acts to be read.
Ordered, That the Act for Letters of Mart, and the
Act for Dr. Walker to be Judge of the Admiralty, be
read on Monday Morning next.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Act for
securing the Soldiers Arrears is referred, do meet this Afternoon; and make Report to the House forthwith.
Ordered, That the Act touching the Accompts of the
Kingdom be brought in To-morrow Morning.