DIE Lunæ, 27 die Martii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Case.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Ly. Bosvile, a Pass.
Ordered, That the Lady Bosvile shall have a Pass,
to go into Holland, with Five Servants.
Answer from the H. C.
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page return with this
Answer from the House of Commons:
That they will send an Answer to all the Particulars, by Messengers of their own.
Countess of Cleveland to move her Goods from The Tower.
Ordered, That the Countess of Cleveland shall have
Liberty to fetch out such Household Stuff out of The
Tower, which she carried in.
Sir J. Maynard, further Time to put in his Answer.
Upon the humble Petition of Sir John Maynard:
(Here enter it.)
It is Ordered, That he shall have further Time till
the 18th of April, to put in his Answer to the Articles
of Impeachment of High Treason, and other High
Crimes and Misdemeanors, brought from the House of
Commons against him.
Countess of North'ton to compound for the Rectory of Fenny Staunton.
Upon reading the Petition of the Countess Dowager
It is Ordered, To be sent to the House of Commons, for their Concurrence, that it be re-committed to
the Committee at Gouldsmithes
Hall, to compound for
the Rectory of Fenn Staunton, in the County of Huntington, as is desired in the Petition.
Message to the H. C. about it.
This was accordingly sent down presently, by Sir Edward Leech and Doctor Aylett, with the Ordinance concerning the Feoffees of Impropriations.
Letter from the Commissioners in Scotland.
A Letter from the Commissioners in Scotland, was read,
with the Paper inclosed. (Here enter them.)
E. of Manchester continued Speaker.
Ordered, The Earl of Manchester is continued
Speaker of this House for Six Months longer; the former Time being expired on Saturday last.
Sir J. Brook's Claim to the Barony of Cobham.
Ordered, That these Lords following are appointed
to examine the Point of Fact, out of the Records of the
Heralds Office, concerning the Claim of Sir John Brookes
Knight, to the Title of Lord Cobham; and to state the
Business, and report the same to this House:
Any Three; to meet on Thursday next, at Three
post Meridiem, and adjourn from Time to Time,
as they shall see Cause: And Mr. Justice Baeon
and Mr. Justice Roll and the Heralds to attend;
and Garter to be desired to be present (in regard
he is a Member of the House of Commons):
And the Committee to have Power to send for
such other Persons as they shall think fit, to inform them.
Sir F. Willoughby's Petition, for his Arrears.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir Francis Willoughby;
desiring, "to have some of his Arrears paid him, due
to him for his Service in Ireland:"
It is Ordered, To be sent down to the House of
Commons, with Recommendations.
L. Panlet and Ly. Drake.
Upon reading the Petition of John Lord Poulett; desiring, "to be heard, before the Order brought up from
the House of Commons for giving the Lady Drake
One Thousand Five Hundred Pounds, out of the
Rents in his Tenants Hands, be passed;"
It is Ordered, That the Report from Gouldsmithes
Hall shall be brought in To-morrow; and then this Petition shall be taken into Consideration.
Message from the H. C. with Ordinances and Orders; and with a Contract for the Forces in Ireland.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by John Selden Esquire, &c.; who brought up divers
Orders and Ordinances, wherein their Lordships Concurrence is desired:
1. An Order for Five Hundred Pounds, for buying a
Collection of Books of Eastern Languages, to be bestowed upon the Public Library of the University of
Cambridge. (Here enter it.)
2. An Ordinance concerning the Payment of Tithes
to the Ministers of London.
3. An Order for Payment of Six Hundred and Seventeen Pounds, Fifteen Shillings, and Six Pence, to Edward Husbands.
4. An Ordinance for settling Ministers in the City of
Read Once, and ordered to be read again Tomorrow.
5. Order for Four Pounds per Week, for the present
Maintenance of the Lady O Bryan, out of the sequestered
Estate of the Lord of Worcester.
6. Ordinance for dividing of the Parish of Wrotham,
in Kent, into Two Parishes.
7. Ordinance for vacating the Presentation of Wm.
Parker, of Wrotham, in Kent.
Read; and Mr. Parker to be heard on Friday next.
8. Contract for Provisions for the Soldiery in Ireland. (Here enter it.)
Read, and Agreed to.
9. Order for Four Thousand Pounds to be paid to the
Lady Moore. (Here enter it.)
Read and Agreed to.
10. Order of Indemnity for the County of Kent.
11. Order for Allowance of Six Hundred and Forty
Pounds, unto Charles Lord Lambert. (Here enter it.)
Read, and Agreed to.
12. Order for Payment of the Rents of the Lord
Pawlett's Lands, to the Use of the State.
Read, and respited till the former Business depending in this House be determined.
13. Ordinance for uniting certain Churches in Gloucestershire.
Ordinance for Payment of Tithes in London.
The Ordinance for Payment of Tithes in London, was
read, and committed to these Lords following; (videlicet,)
Any Three; to meet To-morrow Morning, at Nine
of the Clock, in the Lord Keeper's Lodgings.
The Answer returned was:
Answer to the H. C.
That this House agrees to the Order for Five Hundred Pounds, for buying a Library for the University
of Cambridge: To all the rest, this House will take them
into Consideration; and send an Answer by Messengers
of their own.
Building near the Countess of Lincoln's House, to be stayed.
Upon Complaint to this House, "That there is a
Brewhouse erecting, upon a Wall at Chelsey, near the
House of the Countess of Lyncolne, which is a great
It is Ordered, That it be referred to Sir John Danvers, and the rest of the Justices of the Peace adjoining,
to view the said Building; and, if they find the same to
be a Nuisance, to make Stop of it, and proceed therein
according to Law.
Colonel Cromwell to export Horses;
That Colonel Crumwell shall have a Pass, to transport
Four Horses into Holland; and Lieutenant Colonel
Crumwell Two Horses into Holland.
and the E. of Manchester.
Ordered, That the Earl of Manchester shall have
a Pass, for to transport Four Horses for Holland.
Contract for supplying the Forces in Ireland with Provisions and Cloaths.
"According to the Desire of the Honourable Committee of Lords and Commons for the Affairs
of Ireland, sitting at Derby House; and in
Answer to certain Propositions received from
the Commissioners for Irish Affairs sitting in
the Star-chamber; and being fully informed
what Money, Corn, Ammunition, and other
Provisions, are necessary to make the Soldiers
in the Kingdom of Ireland take the Field with
Chearfulness this Summer; we, the Subscribers
hereunto, do humbly offer to furnish, for the
Service of the said Kingdom, as followeth:
|"To lend Twenty Thousand Pounds, at Eight Pounds per Centum pro Anno, until it be re-paid,
|"Two Thousand Six Hundred and Forty Quarters of good and found Wheat, at Four Pounds per Quarter,
|"Four Thousand Quarters of good and found Rye, at Fifty-six Shillings per Quarter,
|"Sixteen Thousand Coats and Sixteen Thousand Breeches, at Eighteen Shillings per each Coat and Breeches,
|"Sixteen Thousand Shirts, at Two Shillings Ten Pence per Shirt,
|"Five Hundred Barrels of English Powder, Tower Proof, at Four Pounds Ten Shillings per Barrel,
|"Fifty Tons of good English Match, at Thirty-four Pounds per Ton,
|"Fifty Tons of Bullet, at Twenty (fn. *) Shillings per Ton,
(fn. *) 1000
|"Sixteen Thousand Pair of Shoes of Neats Leather, at Two Shillings Ten Pence per Pair,
|"Sixteen Thousand Pair of Stockings, made of Welch Cotton, at Fifteen Pence per Pair,
|"Ten Thousand Snapsacks, at Fifteen Pence per Piece,
|"Sixteen Thousand Yards of Broad Cloth, of Greys and other Colours, at Ten Shillings per Yard,
|"Two Hundred Pieces of Sackcloth, to pack up Provisions here, and fit to make Sacks in Ireland, to carry Provisions for the Soldiers upon their March, at Nineteen Shillings per Piece,
|"Twenty Tons of Iron, at Twenty Pounds per Ton,
|"One Thousand Pair of Pistols with Holsters, at Twenty-four Shillings,
|"Fourteen Hundred of English Muskets, at Twelve Shillings, Six Pence apiece,
|"Six Hundred Snaphance Muskets, English, at Sixteen Shillings apiece,
|"Fifty Hundred Swords, with Belts, at Five Shillings apiece,
|"One Thousand Swords for Horsemen, with Belts, at Six Shillings apiece,
|"Fifteen Hundred Pikes, at Four Shillings Eight Pence apiece,
|"Sixteen Thousand Hats for Foot Soldiers, at Two and Twenty Pence per Hat, to be ready as soon as they can be got made,
|"Four Thousand Hats for Horsemen, at Two Shillings Two Pence per Hat, to be ready as soon as they can be got made,
|"Charges of about Sixty Fats, and Packing, and other Charges on Shipboard about the Hats,
|"Four Hundred Tons of Shipping, at Thirty Shillings per Ton,
|"Twenty Thousand Hatbands, at One Penny per Piece,
|"Charges for Dry Fats, Ropes, Packing, Carriage, Wharfage, Porterage, Warehouse-room, Litterage, and other Charges, for the Delivery of the said Coats, Breeches, Shirts, Shoes, Stockings, Snapsacks, Broad Cloth, Pistols, Muskets, Pikes, and Swords, on Shipboard, between London and Blackwall,
"The Coats to be made of Suffolke, Coventry, or
Gloucester Cloth, or other Cloth as good; and to be
made Three Quarters of a Yard and One Nail long,
faced with Baize or Cotton with Tape Strings, or
round about with Tape in Lieu of the Cotton.
"The Breeches to be of Grey, or some other good
Colour, of Broad Cloth, or good Kersey, in Length
Three Quarters, Three Quarters and an Half, and
Three Quarters and One Nail, well lined, and with
Hooks; and the said Cloth or Kersey, both for the said
Coats and Breeches, to be first shrunk in cold Water.
"The Shirts to be made of Lockram, good Osenbrigg
or Lubecke Cloth.
"That Patterns of the Coats, Breeches, Shirts, Shoes,
Stockings, Snapsacks, Pistols, Muskets, Swords, suitable to the Goodness expressed in the Contract, be
delivered in to the Committee, that every Sort of the
Provisions (fn. *) made near to the said Patterns.
"That the Soundness and Goodness of the Corn,
according to the Contract, (fn. †) be viewed and approved
by such Person or Persons as shall be appointed by
the said Committee of Lords and Commons, before
or at the Shipping thereof; and if afterwards the
said Corn, by lying in the Ship, shall receive any
Damage, that the same shall be no Prejudice to the
"That the said Subscribers will lade the said Corn
with all convenient Speed; videlicet, the One Half
thereof within Five Weeks next after the perfecting
of this Contract, and the Residue within One Month
then next, or sooner if they can.
"That the said Subscribers will deliver the said
Wheat and Rye at Dublin, Kingsaile, Carlingford, or
Carrickvergus, in the Kingdom of Ireland, upon their
own Adventure, by Sea, free from all Charges to
the State, either of putting aboard here, or delivering
on Shore there; so as there be a sufficient Convoy
assigned and made ready in The Downes, to convoy
the said Corn to the said several Ports to which it
shall be assigned by the said Committee of Lords and
Commons, or by the Commissioners for the Irish
Affairs sitting in the Star-chamber.
"That the said Subscribers will deliver on Shipboard,
between London and Blackwall, the Ammunition,
Cloaths, and other Provisions above-mentioned, within
Ten Weeks next after the perfecting of this Contract, in such Quantities in each Ship as the said Committee of Lords and Commons, or the said Commissioners, shall appoint; the Charge of all which, both
of putting on Shipboard, Freight, and Adventure,
shall be sustained by the State; (except the said Powder, Match, Bullet, and Iron,) which also shall be at
the State's Adventure, but the Charge of putting
aboard thereof here, Freight, and putting on Shore
in Ireland, to be paid by the said Subscribers.
"That Twenty Thousand Pounds be paid, by the
said Subscribers, to the said Committee of Lords and
Commons, or to whom they shall appoint, within Six
Weeks next after the perfecting of this Contract;
and, upon Payment thereof, the said Committee of
Lords and Commons do not only issue out their Warrant to the Treasurers hereafter nominated, to pay
the said Twenty Thousand Pounds unto the said Subscribers, or to whom they shall appoint, in Course,
next after the said Treasurers shall have paid and
satisfied the said Subscribers for the said Corn, Ammunition, Provisions, Freight, and other Charges
abovenamed; but also to pay the said Subscribers
Interest for the said Twenty Thousand Pounds, after
Eight Pounds per Centum per Annum, every Six
Months, until they shall be reimbursed both Principal
"That the said Subscribers may have made over to
them, by Ordinance of Parliament, for their Security, and Payment of the said Twenty Thousand
Pounds, Corn, Ammunition, and other Provisions, at
the Rates and Prices above expressed, and for the
Freight and other Charges before mentioned, the
whole Six Months Assessments, upon the several Counties of this Kingdom and Dominion of Wales, expressed in an Ordinance, dated the 16th of February,
1647, intituled, "An Ordinance of the Lords and
Commons assembled in Parliament, for the Raising of
Twenty Thousand Pounds a Month, for the Relief of
"That Thomas Andrewes Alderman, and Maurice
Thomson, Two of the said Subscribers, may be appointed Treasurers, by Ordinance of Parliament, to
receive the said Assessments.
"That the several Collectors in the said Counties
be ordered, by the Authority aforesaid, to pay all
such Monies as shall be by them collected by virtue
of the said Ordinance of the 16th of February,
1647, to the said Thomas Andrewes and Maurice Thomson, or either of them, or to their sufficient Deputy
or Deputies, to be by them in that Behalf appointed;
and that the said Monies, so collected and paid, be
issued forth by Warrants from the said Committee of
Lords and Commons.
"That, upon Delivery of One Moiety of the said
Ammunition and other Provisions (the Corn excepted),
the said Committee of Lords and Commons do thereupon issue forth Warrants to the said Treasurers, or
either of them, to pay to them the said Subscribers,
or to whom they shall appoint, out of the First Monies that shall be received by the said Treasurers as
aforesaid, the Sum of Thirty and One Thousand Five
Hundred Sixty and Four Pounds, Eleven Shillings,
and Eight Pence.
"That, upon Delivery of the Residue of the said
Ammunition and Provisions (the Corn excepted), the
said Committee of Lords and Commons do thereupon
issue forth Warrants to the said Treasurers, or either
of them, to pay to the said Subscribers, or to whom
they shall appoint, the Sum of Thirty-one Thousand
Five Hundred and Sixty-four Pounds, Eleven Shillings, and Eight Pence, more.
"That, upon Certificates testifying the Delivery
of the said Wheat and Rye, or any Part thereof, in
the Kingdom of Ireland, according to the true Intention of this Contract, that then the said Committee
of Lords and Commons do issue forth Warrants to
the said Treasurers, to pay to the said Subscribers, or
to whom they shall appoint, so much Money as the
said Corn so delivered shall amount unto, according to
the Rates and Prices before expressed.
"That, whereas the Committee hath already ordered Six Hundred and Thirty-one Pounds, Nine
Shillings, and Four Pence, to be paid to Colonel
Roger Fenwicke, out of the First Monies to come in
out of the City of London, that the same be paid to
him accordingly, by Alderman Andrewes and Maurice
"That the said Committee of Lords and Commons
do authorize such a convenient Number of Persons
as the said Subscribers shall nominate, to attend in the
several Counties, to procure the said Assessments to be
made, and the Monies to be collected and paid; that
the said Committee of Lords and Commons do grant
their Warrants to the said Treasurers, to pay the said
Persons, so to be nominated and appointed; for their
Pains in this Service, not exceeding the Salary allowed
to Persons employed to get in Assessments for the
Army under the Command of his Excellency the Lord
Fairefax; and that the said Committee will be pleased
to execute the Power granted them by the said Ordinance, against all Assessors, Collectors, and other Persons, that shall neglect their Duty in assessing or collecting the said Assessments.
"That the Assessors be required to assess the said
Six Months at One Assessment; and that Three Months
thereof be immediately collected and paid.
"That the said Committee do order the said Treasurers to pay One Clerk, to be employed by the said
Treasurers in this Service, such reasonable Salary as
the said Committee shall think fit.
"That if any Part of the Sum of Sixty-three Thousand One Hundred and Twenty-nine Pounds, Thirteen Shillings, and Four Pence, being the whole Value of all the Provisions, Corn, Ammunition, and
Charges abovementioned, shall be owing to the said
Subscribers upon the 25th Day of March, 1649,
that then the said Committee of Lords and Commons
do allow Eight Pounds per Cent. pro Anno to the said
Subscribers for the same, from the said 25th Day of
March, 1649, until the said Money so unpaid shall be
paid to the said Subscribers; and that the said Treasurers, by Warrant from the said Committee of Lords
and Commons, shall pay, to themselves and the rest
of the said Subscribers, the Interest which shall be
due after the said 25th Day of March, 1649, as aforesaid, out of the said Assessments.
"That the said Committee may engage the Remainder of the Monies which shall arise by the said Ordinance of the 16th of February, 1647, provided
that the Subscribers be first paid what shall be due
to them out of the First Monies that shall be received
by virtue of the said Ordinance; so as there be a
Clause included in the Warrants, expressing that they
are to be paid after the Subscribers shall be satisfied
their Dues upon the said Contract; and that the
said Committee do not contract with any other Person
or Persons whatsoever, for any of the said Provisions
contracted for with the Subscribers, until the Time
limited for the Delivery thereof in the Contract be
"Martii 21, 1647.
Letter from the Commissioners in Scotland, with the following Paper.
"For the Right Honourable Edward Earl of Manchester, Speaker to the House of Peers pro
"May it please your Lordship,
"The First Day the Parliament here did sit, after
they sent us the Order wherein we were acknowledged
Commissioners, was Tuesday, the 14th of this Month;
which Day we sent them the Business concerning
Berwicke, whereof we gave your Lordship an Account in our last Letter. The next Day we delivered
them the Answer of both Houses to the Scotts Commissioners Papers. And receiving your additional Instructions with your late Declaration Yesterday, we
have this Day sent a Paper to the Parliament concerning Captain Woogan and his Troop (a Copy whereof
we have here inclosed). But, judging it for your Service to let that Demand go alone, we deferred the
sending of the Declaration until To-morrow, when (if
they sit) we intend, God willing, to deliver it; and,
so soon as we shall receive Answer to any of these
Things we have delivered in Pursuance of your Commands, your Lordship shall receive a speedy Account
from us, who shall in all Things endeavour to approve
Edinburgh, 21 Martii, 1647.
Most faithful and
"C. Nottingham. Stanford."
"Edinburgh, 21 Martii, 1647.
Paper from them, to the Parliament of Scotland, about Captain Wogan's going there with his Troop.
"We, the Commissioners of both Houses of the Parliament of England, are commanded to make known
unto the Parliament of Scotland, That they have
Notice from Sir Thomas Fairefax their General, That
one Captain Wogan (an Englishman) and his Troop,
who, being of the supernumerary Forces, was, by the
Resolutions of both Houses of Parliament and the
Order of the General, to be disbanded; but he, refusing so to do, marched by a counterfeit Pass from
the County of Worcester, in the Kingdom of England,
into the North; and that from thence they are come,
in a Military Posture, with Arms and Colours, into the
Kingdom of Scotland, which was altogether without
the Allowance, Order, or Privity, of the Parliament of
England; and they are likewise informed, that others,
who are principal English Delinquents, and have been
in Arms against the Parliament, do harbour in this
Kingdom, all which is against the large Treaty betwixt
the Kingdoms of England and Scotland, the Acts of
Pacification and Oblivion, passed Anno 17 Car'l. Regis.
The said Captain Wogan being seen in Edinburgh, by
several of our Servants, Yesterday, and divers Days
before; we do, in the Name of both Houses of the
Parliament of England, demand of the Parliament of
Scotland, That the said Captain Wogan, with his
Officers and Soldiers (that are Englishmen), together
with their Horses and Arms, be seized, secured, and
delivered to us, to be disposed of as both Houses of
the Parliament of England have or shall appoint.
And we cannot doubt but, upon Discovery of any
other English Forces, or any Englishmen who have
been Officers or Reformadoes, and served the King
against the Parliament, that shall be received or harboured in this Kingdom, you will do the like Justice
to the Kingdom of England, upon our demanding of
"By Command of the Commissioners of the Parliament of England.
Order for 500l. for Books in Eastern Languages, for the University of Cambridge.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Sum of Five Hundred
Pounds be charged upon, and forthwith paid out of,
the Receipts at Gouldsmiths Hall, unto Mr. George
Thomason Stationer, for buying of the said Thomason a
Library, or Collection of Books, in the Eastern Languages, of very great Value, late brought out of
Italy, and having been the Library of a Learned
Rabbt there, according to the Printed Catalogue
thereof; and that the said Library, or Collection of
Books, be bestowed upon the Public Library in the
University of Cambridge; and that the Acquittance of
the said George Thomason shall be a sufficient Warrant
to the Treasurers at Gouldsmiths Hall, for Payment
of the said Five Hundred Pounds accordingly: And
it is especially recommended to the Committee at
Gouldsmiths Hall, to take Care that present due Payment may be made of this Sum accordingly, that
the Kingdom may not be deprived of so great a
Treasure, nor Learning want so great an Encouragement."
Order for 4000l. to Ly Moore, in Part of her Husband's Arrears.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, That the Sum of Four Thousand
Pounds, be allowed and paid unto Dame Alice Viscountess Moore Dowager, of Drogheda, upon her Accompt, towards her Husband's Arrears; and that the
said Sum of Four Thousand Pounds be charged and
paid out of such Delinquents Estates as the said Lady
Alice Viscountess Moore shall nominate and present to
the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, that have not com
pounded, or that have compounded at Under-values;
and the said Committee is authorized and ordered to
proceed upon such so named, and out of the same to
pay the said Sum of Four Thousand Pounds to the
said Lady Moore, or her Assigns, upon Accompt, as
aforesaid; and the Acquittance or Acquittances of
the said Lady Moore, or her Assigns, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the Treasurers at
Gouldsmiths Hall, for Payment of the said Sum of
Four Thousand Pounds, or any Part thereof, accordingly."
Order for 640l. to Ld. Lambert.
"Whereas the Composition for the Delinquency of
Charles Lord Lambert, of Cavan, in the Kingdom of
Ireland, according to the Articles of Dublin, amounts
to Six Hundred and Forty Pounds: It is Ordered,
by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament,
That the said Six Hundred and Forty Pounds be allowed to the said Lord Lambert, upon Accompt of
his Entertainment since he was taken-in upon the
Rendition of Dublin; and that the Sequestration of
the Estate of the said Lord Lambert be forthwith
Sir J. Maynaru's Petition, for further Time to put in his Answer.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords in Parliament assembled.
"The humble Petition of Sir John Maynard,
Knight of the Bath;
"That your Lordships, by reason of your Petitioner's
Want of the Advice of his Counsel assigned him to
prepare his Answer, in Point of Law, at the Time
formerly appointed, thought fit to give him further
Time, till the 28th of March Instant, for that Purpose: But, by reason of the Absence of divers of
his said Counsel assigned (being gone to attend the
Assizes in several Circuits), he finds an utter Impossibility of gaining any Assistance from Counsel Learned
in the Law, until the Return of his Counsel assigned
him by the Order of this Honourable House.
"Your Petitioner therefore prays, that he may
not be deprived of the Benefit of Counsel,
which your Lordships intended him; but that
further Time be allowed him, to advise with
them after their Return.
"And your Petitioner shall pray, &c.
Hodges to be instituted to Titchmarsh;
Ordered, That Dr. Heath give Institution and Induction unto Wm. Hodges Batchelor in Divinity, to the
Parish Church of Titchmarch, in Com. North'ton, void
by the free Resignation of Dr. Tho. Hill: Sir Gilbert
and Trigg to Someby.
Ordered, That Dr. Aylett give Institution and Induction unto Mr. Daniell Trigg Master of Arts, to the
Vicarage of Som'by, in Com. Leicester, void by the Death
of the last Incumbent; salvo Jure cujuscunque: Wm.
Greene Gentleman, Patron.