DIE Mercurii, 8 die Martii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Ash.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Ds. La Warr.
Carslack & al. belonging to The Sun, Petition for Wages due.
Upon reading the Petition of John Rogers, Martin
Carslacke, and other Mariners, late serving in the Ship
called The Sunne, which is lately come from The East
Indies; desiring, "that some Course may be taken for
Payment of their Wages."
It is Ordered, To be sent to the House of Commons; with a Desire that they would speedily take the
Petition into Consideration, and give the Petitioners
some Relief therein, because the Goods, as Salt-petre
and Turmeric, (fn. *) are perishing Goods.
Answer from the H. C.
Mr. Doctor Bennet and Dr. Aylett (fn. †) return with this
Answer from the House of Commons:
That they agree in the Additions to the Ordinance
for giving further Power to the Commissioners at Gouldsmithes Hall, and likewise to the Ordinance for Petty
to have the Benefit of his Invention of multiplied
Writing: (Here enter them.) To all the rest, they will
send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Message to the H. C. about the E. of Mulgrave and the E. of Cleveland; and about the following Particulars.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Doctor Bennett and Dr. Aylett:
1. To pat them in Mind of the Earl of Mulgrave's
Petition, which was formerly sent down.
2. To recommend to them the Petition of the Mariners, read this Day, with the Sense of the House
3. To put them in Mind of Sir Wm. Anderson's
4. To desire Concurrence in the Ordinance (fn. *) concerning Mr. Lawe.
5. To put them in Mind of the former Message concerning the Earl of Cleveland.
Message from thence, with Ordinances, and Orders; and to remind them of the one for Jenking's Attainder.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Miles Corbett Esquire; who brought up divers Particulars, wherein their Lordships Concurrence
1. An Ordinance for pardoning the Delinquency,
and taking off the Sequestration of the Estate, of Sir
Jacob Astley. (Here enter it.)
2. An Order for Timber for repairing of Chepstow
Bridge. (Here enter it.)
3. An Order for giving Mr. Marshall Leave to return out of Scotland. (Here enter it.)
4. An Order for Payment of Three Thousand
Pounds to Trustees, for the Younger Children of Sir
Thomas Norcliffe, out of the Sequestration or Fine of
Sir Jervase Clifton.
5. An Ordinance for Three Thousand One Hundred
and Fifteen Pounds for Arms, for Newcastle, Northumb.
6. An Ordinance for Clement Fulthrope Esquire to
be Sheriff of the County of Durham.
7. An Ordinance for Two Thousand Five Hundred
Pounds to be given to Lieutenant General Crumwell.
8. An Ordinance for raising Monies, to be employed
for the Maintenance of the Forces under the Command
of Sir Thomas Fairfax Knight.
9. To put their Lordships in Mind of the Ordinance
for attainting of David Jenkirs of High Treason.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to the Ordinance for pardoning the Delinquency, and taking off the Sequestration of the Estate, of Sir Jacob Astley; and to the Order for Timber for repairing of Chestow Bridge; and
to the giving Mr. Marshall Leave to return out of
Scotland: To all the rest of the Particulars, this House
will take them into Consideration, and send an Answer
by Messengers of their own.
Han. Tarrant, a Pardon.
Upon reading the Certificate of the Judge and Justices of the County of Surry, concerning the malicious
Prosecution of Hannab Terrent:
It is Ordered, That she have a Pardon for (fn. *) her
Life, according to the usual Form.
Oxford Univ. Order.
An Order concerning the University of Oxford, was
presented to the House, and read; and ordered accordingly. (Here enter it.)
Carvaial and Gore.
Upon certain Information to the House, "That the
Difference between Ferdinando Carvaiall and John
Gore is composed and ended:"
It is Ordered, That the Fifty Pounds deposited, by
Order of this House, in the Hand of the Sheriff of
London, be re-paid to the said Ferdinando Carvaiall.
Ordinance to export Wool to Guernsey.
An Ordinance was brought in, to give Leave for
Transportation of a small Quantity of Wool to the Isle
of Guernsey, for setting the Poor on Work there;
and, being read, was passed, and ordered to be sent to
the House of Commons for their Concurrence.
Letter from the Commissioners in Scotland.
A Letter from the Earl of Nottingham, and Papers
inclosed, were read. (Here enter them.)
Upon reading the Petition of Captain Henry Chaloner:
It is Ordered, To be committed to these Lords
following, to call both Parties before them, and hear the
Business; afterwards to make Report thereof to this
House; and have Power to call such Persons to their
Assistance as they shall think fit:
Any Three; to meet on Friday Morning next, at
Nine of the Clock, in the Lord Keeper's Lodgings; and to adjourn from Time to Time.
Impeached Lords, further Time to put in their Answers.
Upon reading the Petition of the Earl of Lyncolne,
Earl of Suff. Earl of Midd. Lord Berkeley, Lord Hunsdon, and the Lord Maynard: (Here enter it.)
It is Ordered, That they shall have further Time,
till the 12 of April next, to put in their Answers to
their several Charges of High Treason, and other High
Crimes and Misdemeanors, brought up from the House
of Commons against them.
Ordinance to attaint Jenkins.
Ordered, That the Ordinance for attainting of
David Jenkins of High Treason shall [ (fn. †) be read] the
Second Time this Day Sevennight; videlicet, the 15th
of this Instant March.
Trustees for Impropriations.
The Judgement for damning the Decree in the Exchequer, against the Trustees for Impropriations, was
read, and passed. (Here enter it.)
Devereux's Ordinance to be Minister of Wolsingham.
An Ordinance was brought in, for making Jonathan
Devereux Minister of the Rectory of Wolsingham, in
the County of Duresme, void by the Death of Anthony
Maxton; and, being read, was passed, and ordered to
be sent to the House of Commons for their Concurrence.
Ol. Cromwel's Ordinance for 2500l. per Ann.
The Ordinance for Lieutenant General Oliver Cromewell to have Two Thousand Five Hundred Pounds per
Annum, out of the Earl of Worcester's Estate, was read
Twice; and ordered to be considered of To-morrow Morning, by a Committee of the whole House.
Riggs, concerning the Bishops Lands.
Ordered, That the Contractors for the Bishops
Lands shall forbear all Proceedings in the Business
wherein Tho. and Edmund Riggs are concerned, until
the last of April next, that the Judges (to whom Reference in this Case hath been made) may make Report
thereof unto this House of this Business, that such
further Directions may be given therein as may be
Order to give further Power to the Commissioners at Goldsmiths Hall, to send for Delinquents.
Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Power be, and is hereby, given
to the Commissioners at Gouldsmiths Hall, to send for
all such Delinquents in safe Custody, that either do
refuse to compound at all, or, having submitted to a
Composition, do not with Effect prosecute and perfect
their Composition, and take out their Ordinances
passed both Houses within the Times limited, or within
One Month next after the Date of this Order; and
to commit to Prison such as they shall find Cause, till
they do comply and yield Obedience accordingly."
"An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, to enable the Commissioners of the Great Seal to grant His Majesty's Letters Patents to Wm. Petty, or his
Assigns, for his having and quiet enjoying the
sole Benefit of his late Invention of Double
and Multiple Writing, for the Term of Fourteen Years, according to the Proviso of the
Statute of the 21th Year of King James, in
that Behalf made.
Ordinance to secure to Petty the Benefit of his Invention in Writing.
The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament,
having, by several Certificates from credible Men,
received full Satisfaction, not only of the Feasibility
of a late Invention of Double and Multiple Writing,
found out and discovered by the Industry of William
Petty, and by him made practicable, by Instruments
and Means of several Natures and Fashions, but also
of the great Use and Profit which may redound to
the Common wealth in general, and especially to all
those who have much and frequent Use of Writing;
and being desirous to encourage, not only the Pains
and Labour of William Petty, but also of all others
that shall bend their Thoughts to the Search of such
Secrets as shall be profitable to the Commonwealth;
do ordain, and be it Ordered and Ordained by the
Lords and Commons in Parliament, That the said
William Petty shall have the (fn. *) sole Benefit of his said
Inventions, to him or his Assigns, for and during the
Term of Fourteen Years, either by teaching or otherwise discovering the same, as by the Sale of such
Instruments as are useful to the Practice of the said
Art; prohibiting, and strictly forbidding, all or any
Person or Persons whatsoever, for and during the
said Term, the Sale or Use of any of the said Instrument or Instruments, or the Practice of the said
Art upon any other Instruments (it being an easy
Matter to add unto, or otherwise to alter, those which
are already contrived by the said William Petty),
without the Licence and Permission of him the said
Inventor, or his Assigns, upon the Penalty of One
Hundred Pounds, to be forfeited to his or their
Use, for as much as it will be very difficult to discover any such Delinquents: And it is further Ordained, That Oliver St. John Esquire, His Majesty's
Solicitor General, do prepare a Bill, to be signed by
the Clerks of both Houses of Parliament, containing His Majesty's Grant to William Petty, of the sole
Profit of the said Art of Double and Multiple Writing accordingly; and the Commissioners of the Great
Seal are hereby required, upon Delivery of the said
Bill, so prepared, and signed by the Solicitor General and the Clerks of both Houses of Parliament,
into the Chancery, to make their Receiptments, and
to sign the same, to the End the said Bill may be
forthwith ingrossed under the Great Seal: And this
Ordinance, or the Duplicate thereof, shall be a sufficient Warrant, as well to the said Solicitor General
and Clerks of both Houses of Parliament, as to the
said Commissioners, and every of them, for the doing
hereof, and passing the said Grant under the said
Great Seal, and also to all and every other Officer of
the said Great Seal."
Ordinance to clear Sir Jacob Astley of his Delinquency.
"Whereas, by an Ordinance of Parliament of the
28th of December last past, the Lands of Sir Jacob
Astley, late of Melton Constable, in the County of
Norffolke, Knight, lying and being in the Town and
Parish of Maidstone, and in the several Parishes, Hamlets, and Precincts, of Allington, Alesford, and Boxley,
in the County of Kent, are granted to John Stephens
Esquire, a Member of the House of Commons, for
Reparation of such Losses and Damages as the said
John Stephens hath sustained, by burning and spoiling
of his House, in Overlipiate, in the County of Gloucester, and other Detriments received by the said Sir
Jacob Astley; and whereas, by a latter Order of the
House of Commons, of the First of March Instant,
the Lands so disposed of are accepted as a Fine for
the Delinquency of the said Sir Jacob Astley; and that
it is thereupon ordered, That the Remainders of the
Lands and Estate of the said Sir Jacob Astley, at
Wells, in the County of Norfolke, be discharged from
Sequestration: Now, for as much as it doth appear
that the said John Stephens, by Contract, and for a
valuable Satisfaction, hath assigned all the said Lands
in Kent, granted to him by an Ordinance of the 28th
of December as aforesaid, unto Sir Edward Astley,
and Sir Isaale Astley, in Trust, for the Use of the
said Sir Jacob Astley; it is therefore Ordered and
Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in
Parliament, That the Sequestration of the Estate of
the said Sir Jacob Astley, as well in Kent as in Norffolke, and such other Places where his Estate doth lie,
shall be from henceforth discharged; and that he be
permitted to receive and enjoy the Benefit and Profits
thereof as formerly, before any Sequestration was
laid upon them: And the said Lords and Commons
do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said Sir
Jacob Astley, for his Delinquency, he having been in
Arms against the Parliament, in such Form as is
agreed by both Houses for like Offenders, together
with a Grant of, and Restitution to him, his Heirs
and Assigns, of all his Lands, Goods, and Chattels,
and other Estate, and of all Mean Profits thereof,
from the said First Day of March Instant, with an
Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Sir Jacob
Astley in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right
of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel whatsoever;
which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners
of the Great Seal of England for the Time being
are hereby likewise authorized to pass under the said
Great Seal accordingly."
Ordinance for felling Timber in Frith Wood, for Repair of Chepstow Bridge.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Committees of Gloucester
and Monmouth shall have Power to fell and cut down
so many Timber Trees as shall be necessary and sufficient for the Repair and making good of Chepstow
Bridge, out of a Wood called Frith Wood, within the
Manor of Chepstowe, in the County of Monmouth;
and the Lords and Commons do approve and allow of
the felling of such Timber Trees as already have
been felled by the said Committees, for the Repair
of the said Bridge, notwithstanding any Ordinance
passed, or to be passed, for passing away the said
Manor of Chepstowe."
Marshall, Leave to come from Scotl.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Mr. Marshall shall have Leave
to return out of Scotland."
Order for the E. of Pemb. to take Possession of the Chancellorship of the University of Oxford, and the V.Chancellor and other Officers there.
Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament assembled,
That the Lord Chancellor of the University of Oxford,
being at this Time near the University, be desired to go
and take Possession of his Place of Honour in that University, unto which he is now restored; and that his
Lordship be attended by the Visitors, Vice Chancellor,
and Proctors, with all convenient Speed, that he may
be restored to his Chancellorship with Solemnity and
That the Chancellor and Visitors are hereby enabled
to create Mr. Reynolds Doctor, in the House of Convocation in Oxford, and give Mr. Reynolds Possession of the
Vice Chancellor's Seat and Office; and admit both the
Proctors to their Place and Office, in a solemn Manner,
in the House aforesaid.
That the Chancellor, Visitors, Vice Chancellor, Proctors, and such Delegates as have been assistant to the
Visitors, are hereby enabled to promote all that shall
be examined and approved by the said Delegates unto
such Degrees as they sue for in the University aforesaid;
and to suspend and amove all that are or shall be convicted of Contempt of the Power of Parliament from
giving any Vote in the Convocation House aforesaid; that
so none of the known Enemies of the Parliament may
hereafter intermeddle in the Government of the University, or any longer retard the Reformation there intended by the Parliament, contrary to the Articles
agreed on for the Surrender of Oxford.
That the Chancellor, Visitors, and Proctors, are hereby
enabled to give Mr. Edward Reynolds Possession of all
the Lodgings at Christ's Church Colledge, in Oxford, which
did formerly belong to Doctor Fell; and to invest the
said Mr. Reynolds with full Power and Authority to
govern the said College, and do all Collegiate Acts which
any Dean of Christ's Church might formerly of Right
do, without any Subjection to, or Dependance upon, any
Bishop whatsoever; and that all that are of or belonging to the said College be required to submit to the said
Mr. Reynolds, as the Collegiate Dean and Governor of
That the Chancellor, Visitors, Vice Chancellor, and
Proctors, are hereby enabled to invest Mr. Rogers, Mr.
Wilkinson, and Mr. Langly, with the full Power and
Rights of Collegiate Prebendaries of Christ's Church,
without Dependance upon any Bishop whatsoever; and
give them Possession of their respective Lodgings, according to their Seniority.
That the Chancellor, Visitors, Vice Chancellor, and
Proctors, are hereby enabled to invest all that are nominated and elected Heads or Governors of Houses in
Oxford (by the Committee of Lords and Commons for
the Reformation of Oxford), with that full Power and
Authority, and all and singular Rights and Privileges,
which do or ever did of Right belong to their respective Places.
Impeached Lords Petition, for a further Time to put in their Answer.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords in Parliament assembled.
"The humble Petition of Theophilus Earl of
Lincolne, James Earl of Suff. James Earl
of Midd. George Lord Berkley, John Lord
Hunsdon, and William Lord Maynard;
"That your Petitioners, after some Months Deliberation to prepare it, had a Charge brought up against
them to your Lordships, by Way of Impeachment,
from the Honourable House of Commons.
"That, to advise concerning their Answer, they had,
by your Honourable Order of the 11th of February
annexed, Counsel assigned them, and a short Day appointed them to answer, and that Day enlarged unto
the 8th of this present March.
"That Three of their Counsel, Mr. Hales, Mr.
Prinn, and Mr. Newdigate, did, within very few Days
after your Lordships Order, enter into several Circuits, whereby the Petitioners were deprived of the
Benefit of the Assignment of them.
"That, having advised with the rest in Town, who
desire the joint Advice of the others jointly assigned
with them in a Case of so high Concernment to your
Petitioners, do desire of us, as also do your Petitioners of your Lordships, the Time for your Petitioners Answer may be enlarged, until some convenient Day after the other Counsels Return.
"Which that the same may so be, is the humble
Suit of your Petitioners to your Lordships;
for which your Honourable Favour to be extended to them, they shall pray, &c.
"Hunsdon. G. Berkley.
Order to reverse the Judgement in the Exchequer, against the Trustees for Impropriations for Charitable Uses.
Whereas Doctor William Gouge, Samuell Browne,
and others the surviving Trustees for Pious and Charitable Uses, have petitioned to their Lordships, against
a Decree made in the Exchequer-chamber, in Hillary
Term, 8° Caroli Regis, against the then Trustees for
the said Uses: Upon the reading of the said Decree,
and hearing the Petitioners Counsel, they have made it
appear unto their Lordships, that the Decree complained
of by the Petitioners, made against the said Trustees
for Pious and Charitable Uses, is a very great Prejudice
to the Way of spreading the Gospel in this Kingdom
and the Dominion of Wales, and contrary to the Rules
of Justice, and Proceedings in Courts of Equity, the
same being made and grounded only upon the Information and Answer of the Defendants, wherein there was
no sufficient Matter confessed to ground the said Decree; their Lordships are of Opinion, the said Decree is erroncous, irregular, and a Scandal to the Justice
of this Nation, and ought to be reversed: It is therefore Adjudged and Ordered, by the Lords assembled
in Parliament, That the said Decree shall be reversed;
and the same is hereby reversed, adnulled, and made void;
and His Majesty's Remembrancer of his Exchequer,
or One of His Majesty's Clerks in the Office of the
same Remembrancer, is hereby ordered to bring the
Book wherein the said Decree is entered, into this House,
on the 10th of this Instant March, to the End the same
may be canceled and made void.
Letter from the Commissioners in Scotland, that they have had a Meeting with the Committee of Estates.
"To the Right Honourable Edward Earl of Manchester, Speaker of the House of Peers pro
Tempore. Present these.
"May it please your Lordship,
"Since my last to your Lordship, the Committee of
Estates here did appoint a Committee to hear us, and
receive such Papers as we should deliver to them.
Whereupon we met Yesterday, and delivered to them
the Papers whereof the inclosed are Copies. We shall
attend upon their Answers; and, as there shall be
Occasion, you shall have a further Account from,
Edinburgh, 29 Febr. 1647.
"Most faithful and
Order appointing a Committee of Estates to meet with them.
"Edinburgh, 23 Febru. 1647.
"The Committee of Estates gives Comission to the
Lord Chancellor, the Earle of Lauderdaill, the Earle
of Lanerick, the Lord Lee, Sir Charles Aresken, Archibald Sydserfe, and Hue Kennedy, or any Foure of
them, there being One of each Estate, to heare
the Commissioners of both Houses of the Parliament
of England, and to receive any Papers from them;
and to report the same to the Committee.
Paper from the English Commissioners, for preserving a good Correspondence between the Kingdoms.
"Edinburgh, 28 Februarii, 1647.
"Whereas your Lordships are now appointed, by the
Right Honourable Committee of Estates, to receive
our Addresses to them; we, the Commissioners of Parliament of England, according to our Paper of the
15th, and other Letters to the Lord Chancellor of the
22th of this present February, do again express and
declare unto your Lordships (in the Name of both
Houses of the Parliament of England) their unfeigned
Desire to preserve and maintain a good Correspondence and perpetual brotherly Agreement betwixt
the Parliament and Kingdom of England and the Parliament and Kingdom of Scotland. And now again
we desire, that the Right Honourable the Committee
of Estates would not entertain any Misapprehensions
of the Proceedings of the Parliament of England, or,
if there be any such, that they would be pleased to
make them known to (fn. *) us, who are commanded to
declare unto the Parliament, Convention, and Committee of Estates of this Kingdom, the Sincerity of
the Intentions of both Houses of the Parliament of
England, to remove whatever of that Kind may have
arisen in, or been made upon, their Brethren of Scotland; and they are resolved to do whatever is just and
honourable, for the Satisfaction of this Kingdom.
"By Command of the Commissioners of the Parliament of England.
"Edenburgh, 28 Febr. 1647.
"We, the Commissioners of the Parliament of England, are commanded by them, to make known unto
the Right Honourable the Committee of Estates, Convention of Estates, or Parliament of the Kingdom
of Scotland, That they have taken into serious Consideration the Payment of the One Hundred Thousand Pounds, which was due unto our Brethren of
Scotland about the Third of this present February; and
however they could not get the Money ready at that
Day, yet they have taken such Course as will be effectual to bring in speedily what Money is not already
brought in (Copies of which Resolutions we do, for
better Satisfaction, herewith deliver to your Lordships): And for such Part of the said Sum as was not
paid at the aforesaid Time, both Houses will allow
after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Cent. per Annum
for Forbearance, for so much as shall be behind,
until the Whole be paid, which we are confident will
be very speedily.
"By Command of the Commissioners of the Parliament of England.
Paper from them, that the Parl. of England will satisfy the Pay, &c. due to the Scots Army in Ireland.
"Edinburgh, 28 Febr. 1647.
"We, the Commissioners of the Parliament of England, have it in Charge, to make known unto the Right
Honourable the Parliament, Convention, or Committee of Estates, of the Kingdom of Scotland, That,
however the great Troubles wherewith it hath pleased
God to exercise the Kingdom of England, and their
great Necessities and Occasions for Money incident
thereunto, have hitherto disenabled them to make
those Provisions for the Scottish Army in Irel'd that
they intended and desired; yet they are fully resolved
to give them all the Satisfaction that lies in their
Power: And therefore we are commanded, in the
Name of both Houses, to offer unto the Parliament,
Convention, or Committee of Estates, of the Kingdom of Scotland, That both Houses of the Parliament of England will, if it be desired, send Commissioners into Ulster, in the Kingdom of Ireland, to state
the Accompts of the said Army; or, if your Lordships shall rather desire to agree by Way of general
Estimate for the Whole, they will consent to that
Way; and, when the same shall be mutually agreed
on, both Houses of the Parliament of England will
endeavour, to the utmost of their Power and Ability,
to give that Army all just Satisfaction.
"By Command of the Commissioners of the Parliament of England.
House adjourned till 10° cras.