DIE Lunæ, 13 die Martii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Foxcraft.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Beringer, Sheriff of Bucks, Leave to reside in London.
Upon reading the Reasons of Richard Beringer,
which scruples him from taking the Oath of High Sheriff of the County of Bucks: It is Ordered, That Mr.
Bowyer, the last Sheriff, shall be discharged from being
Sheriff; and that Mr. Richard Beringer shall have a
Dispensation to live in London, in the Term Time,
as other Sheriffs have, in regard of his Office of Filazer.
Rushworth to have a Lease of More-end Farm.
Upon reading the Petition of Francis Rushworth, of
North'ton, Apothecary; shewing, "That he was appointed to attend His Majesty, as Apothecary, when
He came first to Holdenby, whereby he was at great
Charge, and Loss of his Practice; therefore desires
he may (fn. *) have a Lease, for Thirty-one Years, of Parcel
of a Farm of the Honour of Grafton, called Moreend Farme, of the Rent of Four Pounds, Ten Shillings, Ob. per Annum, which he is now in Possession
Which this House thought fit to grant; and ordered
the same to be sent to the House of Commons for their
Ld. Craven, Leave to be absent.
Ordered, That the Lord Craven is dispensed with
for his Attendance on this House, till Michaelmas next.
List of the Summer Fleet.
The Earl of Warwicke reported from the Committee
of the Admiralty and Cinque Ports, a List of the Ships
and the Names of the Commanders of this Summer's
Fleet; which they offer to their Lordships Consideration.
The Names of the Commanders were (fn. *) read, and
Agreed to, with some Alterations; only Colonel Rainsborowe and Captain Hall were respited until Wednesday
next, and then to be taken into Consideration.
Message to the H. C. with Ordinances;- with Rushworth's Petition;- and for Ld. Cromwell's Fine to be abated.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Dr. Aylett and Dr. Bennett;
To deliver these Particulars:
1. The Order for Hannah Terrent to have a Pardon.
2. The Ordinance for Mr. Devereux, and desire
3. The Lord Crumwell's Petition, with a Desire of
Concurrence, that his last Payment of his Composition
may be remitted, in regard of his Inability to pay it.
4. The Petition of Francis Rushworth, with the Sense
of the House.
5. The Ordinance for building the Chapel of Merston
6. The Ordinance for the Commissioners of the Great
Seal, with the Alterations; and desire Concurrence
Vote about the Declaration of the Members who went to the Army.
Ordered, That the Delivering of the Vote concerning the subscribing of the Declaration of the 4th
of August last shall be respited; and the Consideration
Message from the H. C. with Ordinances and Orders.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Anthony Irby; who brought up divers Particulars, wherein their Lordships Concurrence is desired:
1. An Ordinance for making Sir Gilbert Gherrard
Chancellor of the Dutchy of Lancaster.
Read Twice, and respited for a few Days.
2. An Ordinance for Satisfaction of the Arrears to
Colonel Edw. Whalley.
3. An Order concerning Election of Officers in Norwich.
4. An Order touching the Soldiers gone into Scotland.
5. An Order for Delivery unto Mr. Leman his Books
6. An Order for employing Auditor Wilcox and
others, in auditing the Accompts of the Soldiery.
7. An Order concerning Chester Mayor and Sheriffs.
8. An Order for One Thousand Pounds for Auditor
9. An Order for One Thousand Pounds to be paid to
10. An Order for Five Thousand Pounds for Colonel
11. An Order for Eighteen Hundred Pounds to Major George Wither.
12. An Ordinance for Richard Harrison Esquire, to
take off his Delinquency.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will take this Message into Consideration, and send an Answer by Messengers of their
Ld. and Lady Brereton's Petition, for their Son, who is under Age, to be allowed to join in a Recovery, to raise Money to pay his Fine.
Upon reading the Petition of Wm. Lord Brereton,
and the Lady Eliz. his Wife, the Lord Goring's Daughter; shewing, "That his Lordship having compounded,
for Discharge of his Sequestration, for the Sum of
Two Thousand Five Hundred Thirty-eight Pounds,
Eighteen Shillings; and having but an Estate for
Life, and Wm. Brereton his Son being betwixt Sixteen and Seventeen Years of Age, he is altogether
unable to raise the Money, but by Assurance out of
his Lands: Now for that, without special Directions,
some Scruple is like to be made by the Judge, of
taking a Common Recovery from his Lordship's Son,
who is within Age; and for that, unless he be enabled to give Security out of his Lands, must suffer
the Estate to be again sequestered, for Non-payment
of the Fine; therefore desires their Lordships would
please to direct that, at the next Assizes before the
Chief Justice of Chester, in which County the Lord
Brereton's Estate lies, Wm. Brereton the Son, with
the Consent of the Lord Goring, may suffer a Common Recovery, by Guardian or Prochein Amy, of the
Lands, thereby to make good a Lease for Twentyone Years absolute, or for any greater Number of
Years, determinable upon Three Lives, for securing
the said Money:"
It is Ordered, That this Petition be laid aside.
E. of Carlisle, to export Hounds.
Ordered, That the Earl of Carlile shall have Liberty to transport into France a Pack of Hounds.
E. of Portland's Daughters, a Pass.
Ordered, That Three of the Daughters of the Earl
of Portland shall have a Pass, to go into France; (videlicet,) Francis, Katherine, and Eliz. Weston
Letter from the Commissioners in Scotland:
A Letter from the Earl of Nottingham, was read.
(Here enter it.)
Instructions to be sent them.
Ordered, That it is referred to the Committee at
Derby House, to consider and prepare some Instructions,
to be sent to the Commissioners in Scotland, for them to
acquaint the Parliament of Scotland, "That the Horsemen mentioned in the Earl of Nottingham's Letter,
that came lately into Scotland, did come without the
Command or Privity of the Parliament of England,
or any Authority derived from them; and how they
may be kept safe there, or remanded hither."
Message from the H. C. with a Vote to prevent the printing of Parliamentary Proceedings.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Annesly; who brought up a Vote for inhibiting
the Printing of what is transacted in Parliament, and desire Concurrence therein.
Read, and ordered to be further taken into Consideration.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will take this Message into Consideration, and will send an Answer by Messengers of their
Ordinance to raise Money for the Army.
Ordered, That the Ordinance for raising Monies
for Maintenance of the Army shall be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning.
Letter from the Commissioners in Scotland, complaining of their Instructions being printed;- that Malignants resort to Scotland;- and that a Body of Horse at lately entered it:
"May it please your Lordship,
"The Parliament of Scotland did meet upon Thursday last, the Second of this Month. They have ever
since (as we hear) been upon the questioned Elections printed-that Malignants resort to Scotland;-and that a Body of Horse had lately entered it;
of their Members; yet we did upon Saturday last
write a Letter to the President (whereof the inclosed
is a Copy), but do not hear of any Resolution taken
"My Lord, We hold it our Duty to acquaint your
Lordships, that the Liberty which is taken to print
in Diurnals all Things that pass concerning our
Transactions here, is a Prejudice to your Service.
Our Instructions were, in a Printed Diurnal, in Edinburgh the Day before Mr. Ashburst and Colonel Birch
came hither; and since that (especially this last Week)
there hath been very gross Mistakes as written from
us, which tend to our Dishonour. And if what we
shall send to you, or your Commands to us, should
thus be made public every Week, it might be very
much for your Disservice.
"There is likewise another Thing wherewith we
hold ourselves obliged to acquaint your Lordship;
we hear of many great English Delinquents that do
resort to this Kingdom, and great Numbers of Soldiers. We were informed, that about Two Hundred
Horse came into Scotland by the Way of Carlile, with
their Arms and Colours, which gave not only the
Country but (as we hear) the Army also a very great
Alarum; they give out, they are of those who were
disbanded at Worcester, but supposed to be of the
"My Lord, We shall not take upon us to prescribe
what is fit to be done in these Cases; we leave that
(fn. *) to your Wisdoms: And whatsoever your Lordships
shall resolve and command, shall be carefully observed by,
" My Lord,
Edinburgh, 7 Martii, 1647.
Most faithful and humble Servants,
"C. Nottingham. Stanford.
"For the Right Honourable Edward Earl
of Manchester, Speaker of the House
of Peers pro Tempore. These."
Letter from them, to the Ld. Chanc. of Scotland, to acquaint the Parliament of their Arrival.
"We have already made known to the Right Honourable the Committee of Estates of this Kingdom,
that we were sent, by both Houses of the Parliament
of England, unto the Parliament, Convention, and
Committee of Estates of this Kingdom of Scotland, to
continue and preserve a good Correspondence and
brotherly Agreement betwixt both Kingdoms; in order whereunto, we have already given to the Committee of Estates our Letters of Credence, and several
other Letters and Papers; which if they be regularly
according to your Form of Proceedings before the
Right Honourable the Parliament of Scotland now
sitting, we shall wait for their Resolutions thereupon:
But, if they be not, we do desire your Lordship to
move the Parliament, that they would be pleased to
direct the Way of our Addresses to them; wherein
you will do a Favour unto,
Edinb. 4 March, 1647.
"C. Nottingham. Rob. Goodwin.
"Wm. Ashhurst. John Birch.
"For the Right Honourable the Earl of Loudonn, Lord High Chancellor of Scotland,
and President of the Parliament. These."
House adjourned till 10° cras.