Die Jovis, 27 die Julii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Carter.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Answer from the H. C.
Doctor Bennett and Mr. Page return with this Answer from the House of Commons:
That they agree that the Earl of Pembrooke shall be
Constable of Windsor Castle, and the keeping of the
Great Park at Windsor: To all the rest of that Message, they will send an Answer by Messengers of their
(fn. *) own.
L. Andover to have Liberty.
The Speaker signified to the House, "That, according to the Order of this House, the Lord Viscount Andover is come from Dover; and is now attending at this Door, to know their Lordships Pleasure."
And his Lordship having given it upon his Honour to
attend this House this Day Five Weeks: It is Ordered,
That he shall have his Liberty.
Message from the H. C. with a Letter from Yarmouth.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Trevor Knight; who brought up a
Letter, which came from the Bailiffs of Yarmouth, with
a Paper inclosed.
The Letter was read. (Here enter it.)
Message from thence, with Votes about the revolted Ships;—with Instructions for Persons going with the L. Adm.;—with an Order, &c.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Peter Wentworth Knight; who brought
up divers Particulars, wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence:
1. Power to the Lord Admiral, to give Indemnity
to the revolted Ships for Twenty Days longer, after
the Date of this Order; and promise their Arrears.
(Here enter it.)
2. Power to the Lord Admiral, to fight with the
The Question being put, "Whether there shall
be a Question, whether this Vote shall be
committed or no?"
The Votes were even.
3. Instructions for Mr. Strickland and Mr. Bence.
(Here enter it.)
4. An Order for Mr. Browne to receive Forty
Pounds, out of the Hanaper. (Here enter it.)
Ellis's Ordinance to be Rector of St. Albans.
5. An Ordinance for Mr. Ellis Senior to be Rector
at St. Albans.
Read Twice, and committed to these Lords following:
Any Three; to meet To-morrow Morning, at
Nine of the Clock.
The Answer returned to this Message was:
Answer to the H. C.
That this House will send an Answer to the Vote
giving Power to the Lord Admiral to give Indemnity
to the revolted Ships for Twenty Days longer; and
also the Ordinance concerning Mr. Ellis: To all the rest,
their Lordships do agree to.
E. of Warwick's Claim to the Keepership of Hyde Park.
The Speaker acquainted the House, "That the
Lord Admiral signified to him, by Letter, that he
hath an Assignment of the Keepership of Hyde Parke,
from the Earl of Holland: Therefore desires to be
heard, by his Counsel, before the same be otherwise
(fn. *) disposed of."
And it is Ordered, That his Lordship's Deeds be
produced before this House To-morrow Morning; and
then their Lordships will take the same into Consideration.
E. of Lincoln and Ly. De Lawarr.
Upon reading the Answer of the Lady La Warr, to
the Petition of the Earl of Lyncolne: (Here enter it.)
It is Ordered, That Counsel on both Sides shall be
heard, on Tuesday Morning next, at this Bar, concerning the Matter of Privilege in this Case.
Goodwin, late Bp. of Glouc. and Newbery.
Upon reading the Petition of Godfry Goodwen, once
Bishop of Glocester:
It is Ordered, That Mr. Newbery shall have a Copy
of this Petition, and return his Answer unto this House
by this Day Sevennight.
Informations against Freebody.
Upon reading the Informations of Joshua Lasher and
Wm. Whale, against Thomas Freebody: (Here enter it.)
It is Ordered, That the said Lasher and Whale shall
attend this House To-morrow Morning.
Message from the H. C. with an Order and Ordinances.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Gurden, &c.; who brought these Particulars following, wherein their Lordships Concurrence
1. An Order for raising Sixteen Thousand Pounds,
for the Forces of the County of Suff. (Here enter it)
2. An Ordinance for Twenty Thousand Pounds,
with Interest, for the Northern Forces, paid out of the
Excise, to Mr. Francis Darley. (Here enter it.)
Ordinance for the York Forces to be paid out of the King's &c. Revenue there.
3. An Ordinance for the King and Queen's Revenue
in Yorkeshire, to maintain the Forces there.
Read Twice, and committed to these Lords following:
Any Three; to meet To-morrow Morning, at
Nine a Clock.
The Answer returned was:
Answer to the H. C.
That as to the Ordinance for the King and Queen'
Revenue in Yorkeshire, to maintain the Forces there,
their Lordships will send an Answer by Messengers of
their own: To all the rest, this House agrees to them.
Hackett to be instituted to Red Morley;
Ordered, That Doctor Aylett give Institution and
Induction unto Edward Hackett Clerk, Master of Arts,
to the Rectory of Redmarley debitot, alias Redmorley, in
Com. Wigorn. void by the Death of Thomas Baldwin,
the last Incumbent there; Salvo Jure cujuscunque: Thomas
Hackett Gentleman, Patron.
and Hencham to Harrowden.
Ordered, That Doctor Heath give Institution and
Induction unto Tho. Hencham Clerk, Master of Arts,
to the Vicarage of Harrowden, alias Harreden, in Com.
North'ton, void by the voluntary Cession of James
Langley, the last Incumbent there; salvo Jure cujuscunque: Roger Charnocke Esquire, Patron.
L. Adm. to prolong the Indemnity for the revolted Ships.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, That Power be given to the Lord Admiral, to give Indemnity to such of (fn. *) Seamen as shall
come in within Twenty Days after the Date of this
Order; and to promise the Arrears to such Ships as
shall come in."
Instructions for Mess. Strickland and Bence, going with him to Sea.
"Instructions for Walter Strickland Esquire, and
Mr. Alexander Bence, appointed by the House
of Commons to accompany the Lord Admiral
to Sea in this Expedition.
"Whereas the House of Commons, by their Order
of the 13th Instant, have appointed you to be sent
with the Lord Admiral to Sea, according to the Desire of the said Lord Admiral, in the Letter of the
12th Instant, that he might consult with you from
Time to Time, as there shall be Occasion, how to
transact the Affairs at Sea with most Advantage to
the Service of Parliament, and Safety of the Kingdom:
"1. You are, therefore, with all convenient Speed,
to make your Repair to the Lord Admiral, and
shall accompany him in this present Expedition to
"2. You are, from Time to Time, upon all Occasions, to consult with the Lord Admiral, according to the Desire in his said Letter, about the Transaction of the Affairs at Sea, and for the most Advantage of the Service of the Parliament, and Safety
of the Kingdom; and shall therein give him the best
Assistance you can, with your Advice and Counsel,
for the best managing of those Affairs.
"3. You shall put in Execution such further Instructions as you shall, from Time to Time, receive
from both Houses of Parliament, or from any by
them appointed to give them.
"4. You are to give frequent and constant Intelligence to the Houses and this Committee, of what
(fn. *) Occurrences shall be necessary to be signified unto
Order for 40 l. to Brown, Cler. Parl.
"Whereas there is a Fee, or Annuity, of Forty
Pounds per Annum, payable out of the Revenue of
His Majesty's Hanaper in Chancery, unto John
Browne Esquire, Clerk of the Parliaments, and the
same for the Year 1642 is yet unpaid him: It is
Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Clerk of the Hanaper is
hereby authorized to pay forthwith, unto the aforesaid John Browne, the Sum of Forty Pounds, in
Arrears to him: And this shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge for the same."
Ordinance for raising 16,000 l. in Suffolk, for Payment of their Forces.
"Whereas the County of Suffolke, for preventing
the great Danger to the County and Kingdom (by
the Insurrection lately at St. Edm'ds Bury, and other
Engagements of such as are well-affected to the Public Peace, and more especially now by the Approach
of the Lord Goreing and his Party to Colchester), hath
raised many Forces of Horse and Foot, both of
Trained Bands and Auxiliaries, and having marched
to the Borders of the County, to secure the Passages, and afterwards, by Direction of his Excellency the Lord General, advanced out of their own
County to the Walls (fn. †) of Colchester, and there are now
joined in assisting his Excellency in reducing of that
Town, and in preserving that County of Essex from
further Plundering; which Service is looked upon
by both Houses of Parliament as very acceptable
in Times of so much Danger and Necessity, and
thereof they do fully allow and approve, as tending
and in order to the Safety and Peace of the Kingdom: And forasmuch as the Forces advanced as aforesaid are and have been hitherto paid and maintained by themselves or such particular Persons as did
send them forth at their own Charges, out of the
good Affection they bear unto the Public Safety, in
Confidence nevertheless that the rest of their County
will be equally aiding and assistant unto their Maintenance, in this Case of so imminent and apparent
Danger to them all: Now, for the speedy Reimbursing and Re-payment of all and singular the several
Sums of Money which are, or shall be, laid out or
disbursed in and for or about the Services aforesaid,
the Lords and Commons do order and ordain, and
be it Ordered and Ordained by the said Lords and
Commons in Parliament assembled, That there shall
be taxed, levied, and paid, upon and by the County of Suff. aforesaid, at or before the First Day of
August next ensuing, the Sum of Sixteen Thousand
Pounds: And that the said Sum may be duly taxed,
levied, and paid, be it further Ordained, That the
several Persons in the said County of Suff. named
to be Committees or Commissioners in the several
Ordinances of the Lords and Commons, dated the
23th Day of June, 1647, and in the Ordinance
dated the 17th Day of July, 1647, and in the Ordinance dated the 20th Day of March, 1647, for
raising and maintaining the Forces under Sir Thomas
Fairefax, now Lord Fairefax, shall be, and may be,
Committees or Commissioners of the said County,
for the putting this present Ordinance in Execution; and shall and may assess and levy, or cause to
be assessed and levied, within the said County, the
said Sum of Sixteen Thousand Pounds, according
to the usual Proportions within the said County, or
as may be most indifferently assessed and imposed
upon the said County, and to be levied at One or
several Payments, as to the Committees or Commissioners aforesaid shall seem most expedient; and
that all Persons, Bodies Politic and Corporate, all
Manors, Lands, Tenements, Rents, and Hereditaments, Goods, and Chattels whatsoever, charged
or chargeable by virtue of the said Ordinances, for
the Payment of the Army under the Command of
the Lord Fairefax, shall and may be also charged
and chargeable with the Payment of this (fn. *) Sum mentioned in this present Ordinance, Regard being had
to the easing of the poorer Sort in the said Levy
as much as may be: Be it further Ordained, That
it shall be lawful for the said Committees or Commissioners, or any Five or more of them, to nominate Assessors, Collectors, and Treasurers, for the
assessing, collecting, and receiving, of the said Sum
of Money; and that the said Committees or Commissioners, Assessors, Collectors, and Treasurers, shall
and may do all Things, and execute all such Power,
for the assessing, collecting, and receiving of the
said Sum of Money, within the said County, as the
said Committees or Commissioners, Assessors, Collectors, and Treasurers, have Power to do by virtue of the said Ordinance of the 23th Day of June,
1647, or by virtue of an Ordinance bearing Date
the 24th Day of December, 1647, for the collecting
the Monthly Sum of Sixty Thousand Pounds in the
respective Counties, or by virtue of the Ordinance
of the 20th of March, 1647, formerly mentioned;
and that the said Committees or Commissioners
shall allow such Fees, or Sums of Money, to the
Collectors, Treasurers, and others by them employed, or to be employed, in assessing, collecting,
levying, receiving, and paying the said several Sums,
as are named and allowed in the said Ordinance of
the 23th of June, and not otherwise: And it is
further Ordered and Ordained, That the Collectors and other Persons within the said County
shall pay all Monies by them received, or to be
received, and collected, by virtue of this Ordinance,
unto the Treasurer or Treasurers so to be named;
and the Treasurer or Treasurers appointed to receive
the said Monies by virtue of this Ordinance, within
the said County, shall not issue forth or pay any
such Sum or Sums of Money, nor shall the same
be paid to any Person or Persons whatsoever, but
to the Uses in this Ordinance mentioned, and also
by Warrant in Writing under the Hands of Ten
or more of the said Committees or Commissioners;
and that the said Treasurers and Collectors shall,
from Time to Time, give Account to the said Committees or Commissioners of their several Receipts
and Disbursements had and made: Be it further
Ordered and Ordained, That in case any Soldier
or Officer of War, Deputy Lieutenant, Commissioner,
Assessor, Treasurer, Collector, or any Person them
aiding and assisting in any of the Cases formerly
mentioned, and for any Act done or to be done
therein (in order to the Services aforesaid), be, or
shall, be molested, sued, or impeached, then, upon Complaint made to the Committee of Lords
and Commons for Indemnity, the said Committee
shall give them such Remedy as the Case shall require."
Ordinance for 20,000l. for the Northern Forces.
"Be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in
Parliament assembled, That the Sum of Twenty
Thousand Pounds, for the Service of the Northern
Forces raised by the Northern Association, be, and
hereby is, charged upon the Receipts of the Grand
Excise, in Course, next after other Sums already
charged first satisfied; and the Commissioners of
Excise for the Time being are hereby authorized and
required to make Payment of the said Twenty Thousand Pounds, in Course, accordingly, unto Francis
Darley Esquire, for the Purpose aforesaid: And be
it further Ordained, That if any Person or Persons do
or shall advance and lend the said Twenty Thousand Pounds, or any Part thereof, by Way of Loan,
and pay the same unto the said Francis Darley, for
the Purpose aforesaid, that then all and every the
said Advancer or Advancers, their Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, respectively, shall be satisfied and paid the several Sums of Money by them
advanced and lent as aforesaid, out of the Receipts of
the Excise, in Course, as aforesaid, together with Interest for the same (after the Rate of Eight Pounds per
Centum per Annum), at the End of every Six Months
from the Time of the advancing thereof, until the
Principal become due as aforesaid; and the Receipt
or Receipts of the said Francis Darley, for the said
Twenty Thousand Pounds, and of the respective
Advancer or Advancers, their respective Executors,
Administrators, or Assigns, with the particular Assignment and Assignments under the Hand and Seal
of the said Francis Darley, for the respective Sums
by them advanced and lent, with the Interest as aforesaid, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to
the Commissioners of Excise for the Time being."
Letter from Yarmouth, that the revolted Ships had been there with the P. of Wales, P. of Rupert, &c. on board them; and that they were sailed for The Downs.
"To the Right Honourable Committee of Lords
and Commons at Derby House. These
present. In London.
"We received your Letters of the 20th Instant
informing us of Two Companies ordered by you to
be drawn down into our Town, the one from Captain
Brewster, and the other from Norwich, for our Defence and Assistance, in case the revolted Ships
should make their Descent hither: Before the Receipt of which Letters, videlicet, upon Saturday
last, at Noon-tide, the Ships were come, and at
Anchor in the Road, to the great Amazement of all
the Beholders. The Prince of Wales, Prince Rupert,
and divers Lords, and many great Gentlemen, being
in them, we stood upon our Defence; and forthwith addressed Letters to the Committee for the
County of Norff. and to Norwich, and to Captain
Brewster, in Suff. Sir John Wentworth, and others,
for Assistance, which very readily they gave us; and
had Major Jermy, with his Troops, very active for
us, and other Forces provided by his Excellency to
be sent down unto us, waiting for some Messengers
or Message to be sent unto us from the Prince; but
none came: Yet we heard, by some Seamen that were
aboard, that his Highness took great Offence at
some conceived Discourtesies from the Town; and
that, sending some Messengers on Shore to provide
some fresh Victuals, they were not suffered to come
on Shore, but driven back by the Troopers: Whereupon we thought fit to send Two of our Brethren
aboard to his Highness, and did it this Day in
the Morning, to satisfy his Highness touching those
Misapprehensions: Which was very well taken by
his Highness, and very good Respect given to our
Messengers; and this only desired, that we would accommodate his Highness with some small Provisions
for his Money; which was readily assented unto.
And so expressing to them, "that there was no Design upon this Place for the Ships to come hither,
but were driven to come into the Road by adverse
Winds, going for The Downes, on Friday last, and
would be gone again with the next fair Wind," he
was pleased to give a fair Dismission to our Messengers; and the Wind coming more to the West
this Afternoon, the Ships weighed Anchor, and set
Sail, and are gone for The Downes. Yesterday, the
Two Companies ordered by your Honours for our
Assistance being sent down, we advised with Sir
John Wentworth, Major Jermy, and Mr. Brewster,
to have them drawn, one Company on the one Side
of the Town, and the other on the other Side, without Entrance into the Town; which was assented
unto of all Parties, as being thought more convenient, and better to do Service, than to come in.
This is all the Account we can give to your Honours
in these Affairs; which we humbly pray may be accepted, together with our humble Thanks for the
great Care for the Safeguard and Security of our
Town; wherein relying upon your Favours, with
the Tender of our humble Duties and Service,
Yarmouth, the 24th of July, 1648.
"Most humble Servants,
Declaration of the P. of Wales, of the Reasons for the Appearance of the Fleet.
"This inclosed Copy was delivered to our Messengers that went aboard, without any Desire
for us to engage upon the same:
"By his Highness.
"Ordered, by his Highness in Council, That with
all convenient Speed a Declaration be made, in his
Highness' Name, setting forth the Reasons and
Grounds of his present appearing upon the Fleet in
Action; which are to be,
"1. The Establishing of Religion, according as is
mentioned in His Majesty's Agreement with
the Scotts Commissioners, of the 26th of
"2. The mutual Performance of the said Agreement, and the Pursuance of all Concessions
on His Majesty's Part therein mentioned.
"3. The restoring His Majesty to His Liberties
and just Rights; and, in order to it, a Personal Treaty with His Majesty, with Honour,
Freedom, and Safety.
"4. The Maintenance of the Freedom and just
Privileges of Parliament.
"5. The Defence of the Liberties and Property
of the Subject, against all Violence and Oppression whatsoever; and therein particularly
the Abolition of Excise, Contribution, Free
Quarter, and other illegal Taxes.
"6. The obtaining of an Act of Oblivion and
"7. The Disbanding of all Armies, and the Settling of a well-grounded and happy Peace.
"8. For the Defence of His Majesty's just Rights
in the Narrow Seas, the Protection and Security of the Trade of all His Majesty's loyal
Subjects, and the Support of His Majesty's
Navy, and all the Officers and Mariners of
"The Lords Willoughby, Hopton, and Culpeper,
together with his Highness' Secretary, or
any Two of them, are appointed to digest
these Heads into a Declaration, and to
present it to his Highness in Council.
"Dated July 27th, New Stile, 1648.
"This is a true Copy of the Original, remaining with me,
Informations of Lasher and Whale versus Freebody, for Words against the Parliament.
"The Information of Joshua Lasher, of Olaves
Parish, against Thomas Freebody, of Savior's
Parish, taken before the Committee of the
Militia, June 23, 1648.
"Joshua Lasher informeth, That he heard the said
Thomas Freebody say, about the 10th of this Instant
June, "That he was a better Man than any of both
Houses of Parliament; and that they were Rebels
and Traitors, and he would prove them so."
"William Whale informeth, That he heard the said
Thomas Freebody say, "Ordered by the Rogues and
Commons assembled in Parliament," when he looked
on a Book that was printed, "Ordered by the Lords
and Commons in Parliament assembled;" and other
disdainful Words to the Dishonour of the Parliament.
June 29, 1648.
Ly. Delawar'd Answer to the E. of Lincoln's Petition.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords in Parliament assembled.
"The humble Petition of Isabella La Warre,
"That the Petitioner hath received a Summons
from your Lordships, at the Suit of the Right Honourable the Earl of Lincolne, complaining, that the
Petitioner oweth him Two Thousand Pounds, with
Interest; and that the Petitioner was also ordered,
13 July Instant, to put in her Answer on Saturday
following, which she had not done, whereby, as is
alledged, the Hearing was retarded. And now, 24
Julii, your Lordships, on those Suggestions, have
ordered the Petitioner to put in her Answer:
"To which she humbly faith,
"1. As to the not putting in her Answer on Saturday
aforesaid, she was informed that your Lordships sat
not then, but adjourned; by Occasion whereof, she
could not then attend your Lordships: Neither can
that be imputed any Delay on her Part.
"2. By Protestation, but not by Way of Answer,
she faith, That the said Earl, under Hand and Seal,
hath given Time for Payment, which is not yet come;
the Writing whereof is at present not in Town, but
the Earl hath one Part of it: Nevertheless she hath
taken the best Course she can, by offering her Lands
to Sale, to satisfy her Debts; which was a Care to
which she was not obliged.
"But as to the Matter of Complaint, she can give
no other Answer, but that she is a Peeress of this
Realm; and therefore she conceiveth that your Lordships will allow her Privilege in that Behalf, as
to herself and others in the like Kind your Lordships have already allowed the same, as by the Order
annexed as to herself appeareth.
"She farther offers to your Consideration, that in
case your Lordships take from her the Right of her
Privilege, that possibly all others may expect the
same Measure of Justice against all Peers; being,
that what is just in the Case of One is also just in
All; which of how much Consequence it will be in
these losing and hazardous Times, she humbly leaves;
but humbly prays, she may insist on her Privilege
as she doth, and the rather, in regard of her great
Losses and these Times."
House adjourned till 10a cras.