DIE Martis, 23 die Maii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Ash.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Sir R. Meredith, to be a Commissioner of the Great Seal of Ireland.
A Report was made from the Committee of Lords
and Commons for the Affairs of Ireland, at Derby House;
which was read, as followeth:
"Ordered, That it be reported to the Houses, That
Sir Robert Meredith be put in the Place of Baron
Hilton, for Keeper of the Great Seal of Ireland."
Ordered, That this House approves of this Report.
Lampleigh and Skelton to be released.
Upon Information to this House, "That John Lampleigh and Henry Skelton, coming up out of Lancashire
to a Trial last Term in the King's Bench, and returning back with a Warrant from this House, yet (fn. *) are
laid in Prison by Colonel Rigby:"
It is Ordered, That they shall be released from
their present Restraint, if they have done no Offence
which is contrary to the Law of the Kingdom.
Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Rob't Harley; who brought up an Ordinance for
settling the Militia of the County of Hereford.
(Here enter it.)
Read, and Agreed to.
The Answer was:
That this House agrees to the Ordinance now brought
The King and Trigg.
Ordered, That the Errors between Dominus Rex
and Trigg shall be argued, at this Bar, by Counsel on
both Sides, the 30th of May, 1648.
Message from the H. C. with Ordinances.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Thorpe; who brought up these Ordinances,
wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence:
1. An Ordinance for settling the Militia of the Counties of Yorke, &c.
(Here enter it.)
Read, and Agreed to.
2. An Ordinance for putting Malignants and Papists
out of the late Lines of Communication.
The Question being put, to this Ordinance as it
came from the House of Commons, without any
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
(Here enter it.)
3. An Ordinance for Wm. White to assign over Five
Thousand Pounds to the Committee of the Northern
Association. (Here enter it.)
Ordered, That these Three Ordinances shall
be printed and published.
The Answer was:
That this House agrees to all the Ordinances now
Petition from the Common Council.
This Day a Petition was presented to this House, by
Mr. Sheriff Byde and divers other Aldermen and Common Council-men, from the Lord Mayor, Aldermen,
and Common Council, of the City of London; which
was received, and read. (Here enter it.)
And then the Petitioners did withdraw.
And, upon Consideration, this Answer following was
given them by the Speaker, in the Name of the House;
Derrett versus Williams.
Ordered, That the Errors between Derrett and
Williams be argued, at this Bar, by Counsel on both
Sides, the 30th of May Instant.
Finch versus Hanbury.
Ordered, That the Errors between Finch and Hanbury shall be argued, by Counsel on both Sides, the
30th of May Instant.
Savory versus Doe.
Ordered, That the Errors between Savery and
Doe shall be argued, at this Bar, by Counsel on both
Sides, the 30th of May Instant.
Answer to the Petition from the Common Council.
"The Lords have commanded me to let you know,
That they receive the Acknowledgements of Gratitude, and the great Expressions of Fidelity and good
Affections, from the City of London, with such a Satisfaction, as that they return you their hearty Thanks.
They have commanded me to assure you, that they
will improve all good Opportunities for the attaining
that desired End of these unhappy Troubles, the
speedy Settlement of a safe Peace in both Kingdoms,
and the Preservation of the Union according to the
Covenant and Treaties. They will endeavour, to
the utmost of their Power, to prevent any new and
bloody War. As to the Particulars mentioned concerning the Aldermen now in The Tower, the Recorder, and the rest of the Citizens restrained, they
have commanded me to declare to you, "That they,
having had an Impeachment brought up from the
House of Commons against those Aldermen, have proceeded no otherwise than by the usual Course of
Parliament they ought to have done." As to the Recorder, there hath been no Commitment or Proceedings against him by this House. As to the rest of
the Citizens against whom there is no Impeachment,
but only a Commitment by a Committee of both
Houses, their Lordships will proceed to endeavour
their speedy Release. And they desire that the
Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council, and
that the whole City, may rest confident, that their
Lordships will use their Endeavours for their Satisfaction. And, as it hath always been the Study and
Labour of this House to express their Care for Advantage and Union of the City of London, so much
more now will they endeavour a Compliance with
those Desires of the City, which may firmly unite
them one to another, and fasten their Hearts, and
strengthen their Hands, in a Serviceableness to the
Parliament, in order to these Ends, the Establishment
of Religion, the Peace and Safety of the Kingdom,
according to our solemn League and Covenant."
Ordinance to settle the Militia of Hereford.
"Be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That these Persons following,
(videlicet,) Walter Lord Viscount Hereford, Leicester
Devereux Esquire, Sir Edward Powell Baronet, Sir
Robert Harley Knight of the Bath, Sir Robert Pye
Senior Knight, Francis Kirle Esquire High Sheriff
of the County of Hereford, Edward Harley, Thomas
Baskervile, Edward Pitt, Esquires, Walter Kirle, William Littleton, Robert Kirle, Robert Harley, John
Scudamore of Kenchurch, Samuell Mare, Bennett Hoskins, John Birch, William Crowther, Ambrose Elton
Junior, John Patishall, Francis Pember, John Flackett
Junior, Thomas Rawlins, Esquires, Major Thomas
Blayney, Captain Priamus Davies, and Thomas Eaton,
Gentlemen, shall be Commissioners for the Militia in
the County of Hereford, for the better Securing and
Safety of the Parliament and the said County; and
shall have Power and Authority, and are hereby authorized, by themselves or any Five or more of them,
to put the said County into a Posture of Defence,
and to raise Forces, Horse and Foot, and them to list,
arm, and exercise, and to form them into Regiments,
Troops, and Companies, and them to muster, array,
and weapon, from Time to Time, in Places fit for
that Purpose; and to appoint over them Colonels,
Captains, and other Officers, from Time to Time, by
Commissions under the Hands and Seals of the said
Commissioners, or any Seven of them, as often as
there shall be Occasion in that Behalf; and shall have
Power, and are hereby authorized, by themselves or
their said Commanders and Officers, to lead, conduct, and employ, the said Persons, arrayed and
weaponed, for the Suppression of all Rebellions and
Insurrections that shall or may happen within the
County aforesaid, according as the said Commissioners,
or any Five of them, shall from Time to Time give
Directions, or shall be otherwise directed from Time
to Time by the Lords and Commons in Parliament
assembled, or the Committee sitting at Derby House;
any former Order, Declaration, or other Matter, to
the contrary hereof, in any Wise, notwithstanding:
And for all and every their Doings herein, the said
Commissioners, and all and every the said Person and
Persons, shall be saved harmless and indemnified, by
the Authority of Parliament: Provided, That this
Ordinance, and every Thing therein contained, shall
continue for the Space of Six Months, and no
Ordinance for Malignants and Papists not to continue within the Lines.
"The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament
do declare and ordain, and be it by Authority of Parliament Ordained and Declared, That all Papists whatsoever, and all Officers and Soldiers of Fortune, and
all other Persons whatsoever that have borne Arms
against the Parliament, or have adhered to or willingly assisted the Enemy in this late War, not being
under Restraint, and not hereafter excepted, shall, at
or before the Five and Twentieth Day of this Instant
May, 1648, depart the Cities of London and Westm'r,
and the late Lines of Communication, and all other
Places within Twenty Miles of the said late Lines of
Communication; and if any of the Persons aforesaid
shall continue within the said Lines, or within Twenty
Miles Distance of the said late Lines of Communication, after the said Five and Twentieth Day of May,
1648, such Person or Persons shall be apprehended,
imprisoned, and proceeded against as Traitors: And
for the better Execution of this Ordinance, it is further Ordained and Declared, by the said Lords and
Commons, and by Authority of Parliament, That the
Lord Mayor of the City of London, and all Justices of
Peace within the said City and Liberties thereof, and
the Committee of the Militia of the said City, or
any One or more of them, and the Justices of Peace
of the several Counties of Middlesex, Hertford, Essex,
Kent, and Surrey, and of the City of Westm'r and
Liberties thereof, and the several Committees of the
Militia of the said City of Westm'r and Liberties
thereof, and of the Borough of Southwarke, Hamlets
of The Tower, and Suburbs, or any One or more of
them, in their respective Liberties and Jurisdictions,
shall and may, and are hereby authorized and required to, make Search for and apprehend, or cause
to be apprehended, all Papists and Popish Recusants
whatsoever, and all Officers and Soldiers whatsoever
that have borne Arms against the Parliament of England, or have adhered to or willingly assisted the
Enemy in this late War, that are or shall be found
within the said Cities of London and Westm'r, and
Suburbs, and Liberties thereof, or within the late
Lines of Communication, or Twenty Miles distant
thereof, after the said Twenty-fifth Day of this Instant
May, 1648; and all such Persons, so apprehended
and taken, and brought before them, or any One of
them, as abovesaid, to imprison, and commit to some
common Gaol or Prison, or to safe Custody; and all
Sheriffs, Bailiffs, Constables, and all other His Majesty's Officers and Subjects, are to be aiding to the
said Justices of Peace and Committees of Militia, in
Execution of this Ordinance: And in case any Gaoler,
Constable, or other Officer, to whom any the Persons
aforesaid shall be committed, shall permit such Person or Persons to go at Liberty, without the special
Warrant or Discharge of the said Lord Mayor, Justices of Peace, or Committees of Militia, by whom
they were so committed, that the same shall be taken
and adjudged an Escape, and such Gaoler, Constable,
or other Officer, shall be proceeded against and
punished, as for an Escape, according to Law. And
this Ordinance is to continue for the Space of Six
Months, from the said 25th Day of May, 1648:
Provided, That nothing in this Ordinance shall extend
to such Persons aforesaid, who, having their Habitations within the Lines of Communication, or within the said Space of Twenty Miles, have made their
Compositions, and paid in or secured their Fines, or
have taken the Negative Oath and Covenant, or that
shall be authorized by both Houses of Parliament, or,
being really attending their Compositions at Gouldsmiths Hall, shall be permitted by the Committee of
Lords and Commons for Compositions there to continue within the said late Lines of Communication,
for the perfecting their said Compositions."
Order for 5000 l. for the Northern Association.
"Whereas, by Ordinance of Parliament, bearing
Date the 30th of November, 1646, the Sum of Five
Thousand Pounds (together with Interest for the same
at the End of every Six Months) is to be paid in
Course, out of the Receipts of the Excise, next after the Engagement to the City of London, and the
Twenty-five Thousand Pounds for Ireland, unto William White Esquire, his Assignee or Assignees, for the
Use of the Yorkesheir Horse and Dragoons then under
the Command of Colonel General Poynts: Be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament
assembled, That the said William White shall pay or
assign over the said Sum of Five Thousand Pounds,
or any Part thereof, together with Interest for the
same, according to such Order and Direction as he
shall receive from the Committee of the House of
Commons for the Northern Association, or any Five
of them; which Order shall be unto the said Wm.
White, his Executors and Administrators, a sufficient
Discharge in that Behalf."
Petition from the Common Council, desiring the Aldermen and other Citizens in The Tower may be released
"To the Right Honourable the Lords in the High
Court of Parliament assembled.
"The humble Petition of the Lord Mayor,
Aldermen, and Commons, of the City of
London, in Common Council assembled;
"That as your Petitioners, in all Humility, do thankfully acknowledge the many former Favours of this
Honourable House manifested to this City; so in particular, in granting their Desires expressed in their
late Petition concerning The Tower and the Militia
of London, and in communicating unto the Petitioners
several Votes of both Houses of Parliament, wherein,
to your Petitioners great Joy and Comfort, are expressed your Resolutions, That you will not alter the
fundamental Government of the Kingdom, by King,
Lords, and Commons; that you will preserve inviolably the solemn League and Covenant, and the
Treaties between the Kingdoms of England and Scotland; and that you will be ready to join with the
Kingdom of Scotland, in the Propositions agreed upon
by both Kingdoms, for the speedy Settlement of the
Peace of both Kingdoms, and the Preservation of the
Union, according to the Covenant and Treaties.
"And your Petitioners do further humbly present
to this Honourable House, That the Inhabitants of
the City are much grieved, in that their Magistrates
and Fellow Citizens have for a long Time been under
Restraint, and the City thereby deprived of their
Service; and humbly pray,
"That, in Prosecution of your said Votes, you
will be pleased to improve all good Opportunities, in perfecting so desirable a Good as
is therein expressed, for the speedy Settlement of the Peace of both Kingdoms, and
Preservation of the Union, according to the
Covenant and Treaties, and preventing a new
and bloody War.
"That the Aldermen now in The Tower, the Recorder, and the rest of their Fellow Citizens
restrained upon the same Occasion, may be
discharged and restored; whereby the City
may be the better united, their Hands
strengthened, and they made more serviceable to the Parliament and City, for their
Preservation and Safety, which they shall endeavour to the uttermost of their Power and
"And the Petitioners shall humbly pray.
Clare to be instituted to Poltimore.
Ordered, That Dr. Bennett give Institution and Induction unto Ambrose Clare, to the Rectory of Poltymore,
in Com. Devon; salvo Jure cujuscunque: Jo. Bamfeild
Ly. Ormond's Goods to be shipped.
Whereas the House is informed, "That Stay is
made of the Lady Ormond's Goods at Bristoll, notwithstanding a Pass of this House, of 24th April
Ordered, That the several Goods of the said Lady,
with her Servants to look to the same, be forthwith
permitted to be shipped and transported, according to
the said Pass, as the contrary will be answered to this
Ordinance to settle the Militia in the Northern Counties.
"Be it Ordained, and it is hereby Ordered and
Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in
Parliament, That Algernon Earl of Northumberland,
Phillip Earl of Pembrooke and Mountgom'y, Edmund
Earl of Mulgrave, Francis Lord Dacres, Phillip Lord
Wharton, William Lord Gray of Warke, Edward Lord
Howard of Escricke, Thomas Lord Fairefax General
of the Army, Francis Lord Viscount Valentia, and all
and every the Members of the House of Commons
serving for the several Counties of Yorke, the City and
County of the City of Yorke, the Town and County
of Kingston upon Hull, the Counties of Durham,
Northumberland, Cumberland, Westmerland, Lancashire, and Nottinghamsheir, and the several Borough
Towns therein, and the Town of Berwicke upon
"And for the County of Yorke;
"John Savile Esquire High Sheriff, Sir Francis Boynton, Sir William St. Quintin, Sir Richard Darley, Sir
Arthur Ingram, Sir John Savile, Sir Edward Rodes,
Sir Thomas Wentworth, Sir Thomas Norcliff, Sir
Richard Hawksworth, Sir Robert Barwicke, Knights,
Wm. Dawney of Cowicke, Godfrey Boswell, Captain
Eure, Captain Waters, Henry Tempest, John Stillington, Richard Robinson, Christopher Ridley, Darcy Wemworth, Robert Legard, Charles Fairefax, William Armitage, Alexand'r Johnson, Thomas St. Nicholas, John
Farrar, Doctor Micklethwaite, Thomas Dukenson, Francis Darley, Ralph Rymer, Esquires:
"For the City and County of Yorke;
"The Lord Mayor for the Time being, Thomas Lord
Fairefax, Henry Thompson Alderman, John Gelder Alderman, Stephen Watson Alderman, Thomas Dickinson
Alderman, Robert Horner Alderman, Leonard Thompson Alderman, Wm. Taler Alderman, Edward Grey
"For the Town and County of Kingston upon Hull;
"The Mayor for the Time being, William Popple,
Thomas Raikes, Nicholas Denman, and Joseph Blaydes,
Aldermen, John Rogers, Richard Wood, Machabeus
"For the County of Durham;
"Sir Richard Belassis, Sir George Vane, Charles Vane,
Richard Lilburne, Henry Warmouth, Robert Hutton,
Thomas Shadfurth, Christopher Fulthorpe, Clement Fulthorpe, Francis Wren, Sir William Selby, Thomas Mitford, the Mayor of Durham for the Time being,
Thomas Bowes, Tymothy Whittington, George Grey:
"For the County of Northumberland;
"Sir William Selby, Sir Robert Collingwood, Thomas
Middleton, Robert Clavering, Wm. Shaftoc, Robert Fe'wicke, Thomas Lorrayne, Henry Ogle, John Salkeld,
Charles Middleton, Edward Fenwicke of Stanton, William Babington, John Hall, George Paler, Esquires,
Ralph Salkill, Thomas Pye, Henry Horsley, Edward
Fenton of Stanton, Gentlemen:
"For the Town and County of Newcastle upon Tyne;
"Algernon Earl of Northumberland, Thomas Ledgerd
Esquire Mayor of Newcastle, Sir Arthor Hesilrige Baronet, George Fenwicke Esquire, Mr. Marke Shaftoe
Recorder, Mr. Henry Warmouth Alderman, Mr. Henry
Dawson Alderman, Mr. Thomas Bonner Alderman,
Mr. George Dawson Alderman, Mr. William Dawson
Alderman, Mr. Robert Young Sheriff, Mr. Christopher
Nicholson Alderman, Mr. Edward Man:
"For the County of Cumberland;
"Sir Wilfrid Lawson, William Lawson, William Briscoe,
Thomas Lamplugh, John Barwis, John Skelton of Ar
mathwaite, Thomas Curwin of Sella Parke, Miles Halton, Thomas Barwis, Michaell Studholme, John Hudson,
John Stoderd, Richard Uriell, Thomas Croiston, Thomas
"For the County of Westmerland;
"Edward Wilson, Richard Branthwaite, Jervace
Benson, Thomas Sandes, Captain Bateman, Captain
"For the County of Lancaster;
"Gilbert Ireland Sheriff, Sir Thomas Stanley Baronet,
Richard Holland, John Bradshaw, Peter Egerton,
Esquires, Colonel John Booth, Edward Butterworth,
George Dodding, John Starkey, Robert Hide, Thomas
Birch, Ralph Worthington, Richard Haworth, James
Ashton, John Bradell, Thomas Whittingham, Esquires,
Alexander Rigby Junior, William Knipe, George Townsen, Henry Porter, William West, and George Piggott:
"For the County of Nottingham;
"The Mayor of Nottingham for the Time being,
James Chadwicke, Huntington Plumtree Doctor of Physic, John James and William Nicks Aldermen, Charles
White Esquire, Nicholas Charleton, Jo'n Gregory, Jervaise Lomax, Gentlemen, Joseph Widmore-Poole, Charles
White, Clement Spelman, Jervaise Raynes, Henry Ireton, Edward Ascough, Esquires, John Neson and John
"Shall be, and are hereby appointed, Committees for
the Militia, in the said several and respective Counties and Places respectively, for the better Securing
and Safety of the Parliament, and said Counties and
Places; and have hereby Power and Authority, and
are hereby authorized, by themselves or any Four
or more of them, in the said several Counties or
Places respectively, to put the said Counties and Places
into a Posture of Defence, and to raise Forces, Horse
and Foot, and them to list, arm, and exercise, and to
form them into Regiments, Troops, and Companies,
and them to muster, array, and weapon, from Time
to Time, in Places fit for that Purpose, and to appoint over them Colonels, Captains, and other Officers, from Time to Time, by Commissions under the
Hands and Seals of the said several and respective
Committees, or any Six of them, in the respective
Counties and Places aforesaid, as often as there shall
be Occasion in that Behalf; and shall have Power,
and are hereby authorized, by themselves or their
said Commanders and Officers, to lead, conduct, and
employ, the said Persons, so arrayed and weaponed,
for the Suppression of all Invasions and Insurrections
that shall or may happen, within the said Counties or
Places, or any of them, according as the said Committees respectively, or any Six of them, shall from
Time to Time give Direction, or shall be otherwise
directed from Time to Time by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, or by the Committee
sitting at Derby House; any former Order, Declaration, or other Matter, to the contrary hereof, in any
Wise notwithstanding: And for all and every their
Doings herein, the said respective Committees, and
all and every the said Person and Persons, shall be
saved harmless and indemnified, by Authority of Parliament.
"Provided, That this Ordinance, and every Thing
therein contained, shall continue for the Space of Six
Months, and no longer."