DIE Martis, 28 die Martii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Doctor Hill.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Ds. La Warr.
Letters from Ireland:
The Earl of Manchester reported, "That the Committee at DerbyHouse have received Letters from Ireland, which are of that Consequence that they thought
it not fit to conceal them from the Houses, that so
some effectual Course may be taken for the preventing the Loss of that Kingdom."
The Letters were read, with the Papers inclosed.
Message to the H. C. with them; and for a speedy Course to be taken for the Relief of it.
Ordered, That these Papers be presently sent down
to the House of Commons; and desire that a speedy
Course may be taken for Relief of Ireland.
And accordingly it was sent down, by Sir Edward
Leech and Dr. Bennett.
Ordered, That the Committee at Derby House do
certify to this House, what hath been done by that
Committee for the Preservation of Ireland.
Message from thence, with Orders.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Anthony Irby Baronet, &c.; who brought several Particulars, wherein they desire their Lordships
1. An Order, with some Alterations in the Order for
Five Hundred Pounds, for buying a Collection of Books
for the University of Cambridge. (Here enter it.)
2. An Order to pay Two Thousand Pounds to the
Lady Harcourt. (Here enter it.)
3. An Order for making Ric. Berringer Sheriff of
the County of Bucks. (Here enter it.)
4. An Order for making and constituting Mr. Walter
Fowke Receiver General of Yorkeshire.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee
of the Revenue, to examine the Title of Mr.
Bland to this Office, and report the State of the
Business to this House, as soon as they can.
5. An Order concerning Oaths. (Here enter it.)
The Answer returned was:
That as to the Order concerning making Mr. Walter
Fowke Receiver General of Yorkeshire, their Lordships
will take it into Consideration, and send an Answer by
Messengers of their own: To all the rest, they agree.
Sir J. Gibson's Patent, for making Allum, to be brought in.
Ordered, That the Letters Patents of 9° Caroli,
granted to Sir John Gibson, for the sole Making and Sale
of Allums, shall be brought into this House on Thursday
Morning next, the First Business; and the Party in whose
Custody the said Letters Patents are is to yield ready
Obedience to this Order.
Report concerning Ld. Pawlet's Composition:
The Report from the Commissioners at Gouldsmith
Hall, concerning the Lord Poulett's Composition, was
read. (Here enter it.)
He desires to be heard about it.
Then the Petition of the Lord Poulett was read;
desiring, "To have a Copy of the Report, and be heard
by his Counsel, before the Ordinance be passed."
And, after Debate, the Question was put, "Whether the Lord Poulett shall be heard before
this House proceeds further in this Business?"
It was Resolved in the Negative.
Ordered, That the Ordinance shall be taken into
Consideration on Thursday Morning next.
Maul, a Pass.
Ordered, That Mr. Maull shall have a Pass, to go
Answer from the H. C.
Sir Edward Leech and Dr. Bennett return with this
That they have taken the Letter from Ireland into
Consideration, and will send an Answer by Messengers
of their own; and concerning the Earl of North'ton's
Petition, they agree to have it referred, as is desired.
Fortescue, a Pass.
Ordered, That Mr. Fortescue, with Two Servants,
shall have a Pass, to go into France.
Order to amend the One for 500l. for buying a Collection of Eastern Books for the University of Cambridge.
"It is Ordered and Ordained, by the Lords and
Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Five
Hundred Pounds appointed, by Order of both Houses
of Parliament of Twenty-seventh of this Instant March,
to be paid to George Thomason, for a Library or Collection of Books in the Eastern Languages, out of
the Receipts for Compositions at Gouldsmiths Hall, by
the Treasurers there, be presently paid accordingly,
by the same Treasurers, out of the Arrears of the
Two Four Months Assessments that were assessed for
the Payment of the Scottish Army before Newarke;
and that the Acquittance of him the said George Thomason, or his Assigns, to the said Treasurers in this
Behalf, shall be their sufficient Discharge: And it is
further Ordered and Ordained, by the Authority
aforesaid, That the said Appointment of Payment of
Five Hundred Pounds out of the Receipts for Compositions at Gouldsmiths Hall from henceforth be utterly void."
Order for 2000l. for Ly. Harcourt.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, That the Sum of Two Thousand
Pounds be allowed and paid unto the Lady Anne
Harecourt, Widow and Administratrix of Sir Symon
Harecourt Knight, deceased, or to her Assignee or Assigns; and that One Thousand Pounds thereof be
charged upon the Remainder of the Fine and Composition formerly set and accepted for the Delinquency
of William Lord Pagett yet unpaid, who is hereby
ordered and required to pay the same to the said Lady
Anne Harecourt, or her Assigns, upon the Tenth Day
of April next ensuing the Date of this Ordinance;
and that the other Thousand Pounds, Residue of the
said Sum of Two Thousand Pounds, be charged upon
the Moiety of the Receipts at Gouldsmiths Hall, (fn. *) and
be paid by the Treasurers in Course; and that the Acquittance or Acquittances of the said Lady Anne Harecourt, or her Assignee or Assigns, for the Receipt of
the said Sum of Two Thousand Pounds, or any Part
thereof, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge,
as well to the said William Lord Pagett, as to the
Commissioners and Treasurers at Gouldsmiths Hall, or
to such other Person or Persons as the said William
Lord Pagett or the said Commissioners or Treasurers
shall appoint, to pay the same, or any Part thereof,
to the said Lady Anne Harcourt, her Assignee or
Beringer to act as Sheriff of Bucks, without taking any Oath.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, That Richard Barringer Esquire, nominated and appointed High Sheriff of the County of
Bucks by both Houses of Parliament, do and be hereby authorized and required to execute the Office of
Sheriff of the said County, notwithstanding he hath
not taken any Oath as Sheriff."
Committee to consider of Oaths to be taken.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, That it be referred to the Committee
of Lords and Commons appointed to judge of Scandal, to receive all Complaints concerning Oaths; and
to consider what Oaths are fit to be taken, and what
to be discharged, and what Alterations are fit to be
made in such Oaths as shall be thought fit to be continued and taken."
Report concerning Ld. Pawlet's Composition for his Delinquency.
"Gouldsmiths Hall, 27 Martii, 1648.
"At the Committee of Lords and Commons for
"According to your Lordships Order of the 23th
of March, 1647, we have examined what Proceedings
there hath been at this Committee, concerning the
Lord Paulett's Composition, and why the Rents are
retained in the Tenants Hands; and do find,
"That the Lord Pawlett, being excepted in the
former Propositions as to his Life, was, upon the General's Letter of the 30th of April, 1646, admitted
to compound, by an Order of the House of Commons
of the Second of May then next ensuing; whereupon
he presented his Petition to this Committee the 15th
of July following, upon which he did proceed.
"That, by another Order of the House of Commons,
dated the same Second Day of May, the Petition of
Dame Ellen Drake was referred to the Examination
of this Committee, who were to hear Parties, and
examine Witnesses, and to consider of some Way for
the Petitioner's Reparation; who did, in the said Petition, alledge, That her Mansion-house had been
plundered and burnt, by the Command of the Lord
Pawlett, to her Damage of Six Thousand Pounds at
least; and therefore prayed, That, in the Disposal
of the said Lord Pawlett's Estate, some Reservation
might be made, for such Satisfaction to her as should
be thought fit; which Reference procured many Debates at this Committee, and was depending there
till about March after; and then, this Committee resolving to proceed to the setting of the Fine, another
Order of the House of Commons of the same Date,
(videlicet,) 2 Maii, 1646, was offered to their Consideration, which was, That the said Committee should
make such Composition with the Lord Pawlett, that
the Corporation of Lyme Regis may have Reparation,
according to a former Order of the said House, which
ordered Twenty Thousand Pounds to the said Town:
Whereupon, after long Debate, it was resolved as
"That the Lord Pawlett shall settle Two Hundred
Pounds per Annum for ever upon the Town of Lyme,
in Pursuance of the Order of the House of Commons,
whatever his Composition shall be: To which the
Lord Pawlett and Sir John Pawlett did freely give
their Consent, and the Sequestration not to be taken
off till the same be settled accordingly.
"Ordered, That the Lord Pawlett's Fine be cast
up, as being a Peer, and a Member of the Lords House;
and at a Tenth, as upon the Articles of Exeter; and
both Ways to be reported to the House: And that
the Letters of the General, and Orders of the House,
together with the Two Hundred Pounds per Annum
consented unto for Lyme, be likewise reported.
|"The Fine, being cast up, amounted,
||at a Tenth, to
||at a Moiety, to
"At which Time it was offered, by the Lord Pawlett's Counsel, to the Consideration of the Committee,
That the Rent-day was then so near at Hand, that
his Lordship could not hope to have his Case reported
to the House so timely as that he might receive their
Resolutions therein, and, by submitting to them, save
the Rents then due; that therefore the said Rents
might be stayed in the Tenants Hands. And it was
thereupon ordered as followeth:
"24 Martii, 1646.
"Whereas it hath been, by special Order of the
House of Commons, recommended to us, to compound
with the Lord Pawlett, who hath for a long Time
been in Prosecution of his Business here, and, by reason of many intervening Difficulties, could not hitherto receive a Dispatch: Having now at length brought
it to an Issue, and proposed a Fine, which is to be reported to both Houses, whose Determination is to be
expected before any further Satisfaction can be given
by his Lordship, or a peremptory Discharge granted
by this Committee; left his Lordship should suffer by
any Delay, which (by other more public and importunate Occasions) may interrupt the timely Resolutions of the Parliament thereupon; these are to order and require you to forbear all Proceedings upon
the Sequestration to his Lordship's Prejudice; and
to cause all the Rents and Profits arising out of his
Estate in your County, and growing due at Our Lady
Day now approaching, to remain in the Tenants
Hands, without any Defalcation, except One Hundred
Pounds, the Moiety of Two Hundred Pounds to be
Yearly paid to the Town of Lyme, till you shall receive further Order from us herein.
"Which extend only to the Lady Day Rents then
due; there being now Two other Half Years accruing,
and by Pretence of the said Order detained in the
"According to the aforementioned Orders of this
Committee, the Case was offered to the House, but
dismissed; and would not be there received until the
Two Hundred Pounds per Annum were settled upon
Lyme; since which Time, the Lord Pawlett hath not
paid in any Part of his Fine.
Strong to be instituted to Betscomb;
Ordered, That Dr. Aylett give Institution and Induction unto James Stronge Clerk, to the Rectory of Betscombe, in Com. Dorsett, Clerk, void by the Cession of William Dolmon Clerk, the late Incumbent there; Salvo Jure
cujuscunque: Jo. Browne Esquire, Patron.
Devereux to Wolsingham;
Ordered, That Dr. Aylett shall give Institution and
Induction unto Jonathan Devereux Clerk, to the Rectory
of Wolsingham, in the County of Duresme, void by the
Death of Mr. Anth. Maxten, the last Incumbent; salvo
Jure cujuscunque: Granted by Great Seal.
Cox to Middleton in Teesdale;
Ordered, That Dr. Bennett shall give Institution and
Induction unto Sem Cox Clerk, to the Rectory of Middleton
in Tesdale, in the County of Duresme, void by the Death
of Mr. Anth. Maxton, the last Incumbent there; salvo
Jure cujuscunque: Great Seal.
and Flovd to Woodford.
Ordered, That Dr. Heath give Institution and Induction unto Wm. Floyd Master of Arts, to One of the
Moieties of the Parochial Church of Woodford, in the
County of North'ton, void by the Death of Jo. Smith,
the last Incumbent there; salvo Jure cujuscunque: Presentation under the Hand and Seal of the now Countess
Dowager of Bollingbrooke, Patroness.