DIE Martis, 8 die Augusti.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Byfeild.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Ds. Hunsdon, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Message from the H. C. about Martial Law at Sea;—for a Conference about Halliburton and Rolfe;—and with an Ordinance.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Rob't Pye Knight:
1. To put their Lordships in Mind of the Articles
of Martial Law for the Lord Admiral.
2. To desire a Conference concerning Mr. Halliburton, and also concerning Major Rolph.
3. An Ordinance for the County of Chester.
(Here enter it.)
The Answer returned was:
That this House will give them a present Conference,
in the Painted Chamber, as is desired; and they agree
to the Order concerning Cheshire: As concerning the
Articles for Martial Law for the Lord Admiral, their
Lordships will take them into Consideration, and send
an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Message to them, about repealing Gen. Skippon's Ordinance.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Doctor Heath and Doctor Aylett:
To desire, at the next Conference, their Lordships
may impart to them somewhat concerning the Votes for
re-calling the Votes, giving Power to Major General
Skippon to inlist Forces.
Report from the Committee at Derby House, with a Paper, &c. from the Governor of Shrewsbury; and for more Men to be added to that Garrison;
The Lord Howard reported a Paper from the Committee at Derby House, concerning the Garrison of
Shrewsbury; which was read, with a Letter from Colonel
Mackworth. (Here enter them.)
"7 Augusti, 1648.
"At the Committee of Lords and Commons, at
Ordered, That the Letter from the Governor
of Salop, of the 5th of August, and a Paper inclosed,
be reported to both Houses, with the Opinion of this
Committee, that Two Hundred and Fifty Men
more may be raised, for the strengthening of that
Garrison; and that Two Hundred Pounds may be
provided, for the Repair of the Works of the Town
and Castle of Shrewsbury.
and for an Allowance for Col. Maytton.
"That it be reported to both Houses, That there
may be allowed unto Colonel Mytton, in Consideration of his being Commander in Chief for the Counties of North Wales, the Pay of a Colonel of a Regiment of Horse per Diem."
Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance and Order.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Colonel Moore; who brought up these Particulars, wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence:
1. An Ordinance for the sequestering the Estates of
2. An Order to pay Mr. Darnall Two Thousand
Nine Hundred Pounds, in Lieu of his Suffering, and
Loss of his Office in the late Court of Wards and
Liveries. (Here enter it.)
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to the Ordinance for Mr.
Darnall: To the rest, their Lordships will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Letter from the P. of Wales:
The Speaker acquainted the House with a Letter
which was delivered to him from the Prince; and
being opened, was read. (Here enter it.)
Pooley to attend about it.
Ordered, That Mr. Pooley, that brought this Letter
from the Prince, is commanded to attend this House
de Die in Diem, for an Answer.
Reduced Officers Petition.
A Petition was presented to this House, from the
Reduced Officers, and read. (Here enter it.)
And the Answer (fn. *) returned was:
Answer to them.
"That this House gives them hearty Thanks, for
their good Assections expressed in this Petition, and
for their Constancy to the Parliament from the Begining: That some Things in their Petition they have
put into a Way; as to the rest, they will consider
of, and put them into a Way."
Officers imprisoned in Execution to be considered.
Ordered, That the Consideration of such Officers
as are in Prison upon Execution shall be taken into
Consideration To-morrow Morning, by a Committee
of the whole House; and the Judges then to attend.
Petition from the Common Council.
Two Petitions, from the Lord Mayor, Aldermen,
and Common Council, of London, were presented, and
read. (Here enter them.)
And then the Persons that delivered them withdrew.
And the House appointed the Earl of Northumb.
Earl of Lyncolne, and the Lord North, to consider
what is fit to be returned as Answer to them, according
to the Sense of the House.
And the Earl of Lyncolne reported from the said
Committee, the Draught of the Answer to be returned
to the Petitions from the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and
Common Council, of the City of London. Which
being read, was approved of, and ordered to be delivered as the Answer of this House.
Answer to it.
And the Persons that brought the said Petitions were
called in again; and had the said Answer given them
by the Speaker, as followeth:
The Lords have commanded me to let you know,
That they do thankfully accept your often-renewed
Expressions of your ardent Zeal and Care, that all
possible Means should be used for the procuring a
safe and well-grounded Peace; wherein they do so
far sympathize with your Desires, that they do assure
you, you may with all Considence expect their constant and industrious Employment of their uttermost
Endeavours, for the obtaining of so great a Blessing,
whereunto they hope Almighty God will give a
happy Success. And for the Particulars contained
in your Petitions, they will take them into speedy
Consideration, that you may reap all Satisfaction and
Contentment thereby, so far forth as lies in their
Power, as they are bound in their Duty they owe to
the Commonwealth, and as they are obliged to the
Renowned City of London, for their incessant Demonstrations of their Affections and Service to the
Parliament, ever since the Beginning of these unhappy Distractions."
Major Huntington sworn to his Narrative.
This Day Major Robert Huntington had his Oath
given him at this Bar; and then he said, "That
what was expressed in his Narrative as to be of
his own Knowledge is true, by the Oath that he
hath now taken."
Ordinance for Cheshire.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, That it be referred to the Committee
of the County of Chester, to put the several Ordinances in Execution, and to raise Money to pay
Captain Carter's Troop, and to provide Ammunition for the Garrison of Chester."
Paper from Col. Mackworth, Governor of Shrewsbury, about an Insurrection in Shropshire, under L. Byron, to seize that Town,and to join with the neighbouring Counties, and with an Account of their Defeat.
"Upon Monday last, I had some slight Information
of some Design on-foot by the Cavaliers in this
County; and that Parties were engaged, by Agents
of the Lord Biron's, in this Garrison and County.
The Discovery was first made by One that had formerly served the Parliament, but was disbanded, and
being attempted to engage, perceiving much Cruelty
intended to the Parliament's Friends, came to me,
and made known some of the Persons engaged; not
knowing whether that Night the Design would be
executed, but he was confident Wednesday Night
was the last Time prefixed; but he said there was
One gone for Orders to the Lord Biron's Agents,
who would that Night bring certain Information of
the Time and Place of their Meeting. This being
understood, Orders were sent Post for all the Horse
of the County that could be got, which were about
Eighty, to be at this Garrison the next Day. The
same being a Fair-day, the Messenger returned; and
upon Notice given the next Day that divers of the
Engagers both in the Town and Country went in
and out through the Gates, many of them were apprehended. But yet this did not deter their Proceedings; for they knew our Strength, and feared
it not. The Messenger that brought the Orders,
by special Providence, being amongst others taken,
some Part of a Confession was extorted from him,
but a full Confession from his Comrade; making
known, "That, upon Tuesday Night, upon Wattlesborough Heath, near a Place called Pavement Yate,
a general Rendezvous for Shropshire was appointed,
about Eleven of the Clock at Night; and, as it seems
by the Confession of others taken since, those that
met at this Rendezvous were to march immediately to Press Heath, where the Lord Biron himself
and their whole Body of Horse was expected to be,
Five Hundred at least; wherewith they were with
the First Party met to attempt the Castle of Shrewsbury, and, if prevented, to plunder the Suburbs;
and then, united with the rest, to seize all the Parliament's Friends, and so to get Additions out of
Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, and NorthWales, and to join with the Anglecy Forces. The
Intelligence proved true. We were all up in Arms
in the Garrison that Night; and our Horse were ordered to be at the Place somewhat before the Time,
to crush the several Parties as they came, before
they should unite; which succeeded accordingly:
For, about Twelve of the Clock, the First Troop
that came, being about Fifty Horse, fell before they
were aware into our Horse, who charged and dispersed them; but Captain Allen, who commanded
the Party, was run through the Side, which, with
the Darkness of the Night, hindered the Pursuit.
Another Troop coming on, hearing the Report of
the Pistols, gave back, and in the Morning dispersed. A Third Party, in which was supposed the
Lord Biron, waiting long at Press Heath, and their
Fellows not coming, by Order, were dismissed, save
a Party of about Thirty, with the Lord Biron, as
is supposed, went into Flintshire, upon the Edge of
this County, and, as the Report came to us, were
increased to almost Three Hundred. The Committee sent the Horse to Wemme, under the Command of Colonel Moore; and I sent what Foot I
could spare out of the Garrison, to join with the
Well-affected of the Country, under the Command of
Colonel Andrew Lloyd; all which were joined about
Wemme. And then presently, as our last Letters from
the Party say, for they are still in the Field, the
Enemy dispersed. Some of them are taken, as they
scattered themselves; and amongst the rest the Lord
Cawfeild's Younger Brother, in whose Pocket was
found a Copy of his Commission granted the Sunday
before from the Lord Biron, to be Cornet of his
own Troop. Sir Thomas Harris, it appears, was engaged, and is since fled. The Lady Harris, his
Mother-in-Law, was in the Confederacy, as appears
by a Letter of hers, intercepted in this Garrison;
for which she is sent for, and at present restrained.
Thus God, by His Providence, made the Discovery,
and succeeded our Endeavours, and that in a Moment. We are at Peace for the present again; the
whole Party of the King's in this County being engaged, directly or indirectly, in this Business."
Letter from him, desiring additional Forces for the Defence of that Garrison.
For the Honourable William Peirpoint Esquire,
One of the Members of the Honourable
House of Commons. These.
"The inclosed Paper shews how good God hath
been to this Town and County this last Week. It
now breaks out, that Agents have passed between
the King's Party in these several Counties put under the Lord Birone's Command, for several Weeks
past, to engage all the Royal Party again. The
Non-compounders are required to engage: The Compounders are excused, if they will be true to all;
but privately they assist also. Sir, You see in what
a dangerous Condition I am, that have the Charge
of this Garrison. Many were listed within the
Walls, and more in the Suburbs; the Number not
yet discovered: And it is acknowledged, the Weakness of this Place hath encouraged to this Design. Hitherto God hath preserved me; but, without probable Means of Safety, I cannot expect it
much longer; this Garrison, next Chester, being the
Places most aimed at. Wherefore, I beseech you,
represent my Condition to the Honourable Committee at Derby House, with what Speed may be;
and be pleased to acquaint them with my humble
Desire, that I may have Liberty to raise Two Companies of One Hundred in each more, and to add
Fifty to my own; without which Number, I cannot
keep Guards of Discovery, or Prevention of any
sudden Assault in the Night; videlicet, One Hundred
every Night for the Town, and Fifty every Night
for the Castle, both Inward Castle and Out-works.
The Circumference of the Walls are very great,
and much out of Repair; and we formerly trusted
to our Men more than our Walls, for they are very
low and weak. The Out-works of the Castle are
yet down, the Castle unvictualed, and without Beds,
and many Defects; which, without some Allowance
for that Purpose, cannot be effected, though much
is done already. Two Hundred Pounds out of the
Excise of this County, or some of the Composition-money, might it be obtained, would go near
to defray the Charge of Necessaries; and the Town
and Castle thus prepared, the well-affected Party, if
a potent Enemy come, would the more chearfully
adventure to make this Place their Sanctuary. I
hope I need not use Persuasions to you, with whom
I have ever found so much Favour, in a Business of
such Concernment, and of such absolute Necessity
in my Judgement, that I had rather withdraw myself to a private Life than hazard the Loss of this
Place, with my Credit, which I must unavoidably
do, unless I may be strengthened as before I have
mentioned. I hope you will pardon my Earnestness,
and continue your Help unto
"Your most humble Servant,
Sa. 5 Aug. 1648.
Order for 2900 l. to Darnall.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in
Parliament, That the Sum of Two Thousand Nine
Hundred Pounds be forthwith paid unto Ralph Darnall
Esquire, Clerk Assistant in the Honourable House of
Commons in Parliament assembled, or his Assigns, in
Lieu of his Sufferings and Loss of his Office of One
of the Attornies of the late Court of Wards, out of
the Remainder of the Sum of Fourteen Thousand
Pounds, remaining yet due upon Two Subsidies
granted in or about May, 1641, for Supply of His
Majesty's Army, and Relief of the (fn. *) then Northern Parts
of this Kingdom, uncollected, and in the Collectors
Hands, concealed by the Treasurers or Collectors
appointed to receive the same; and the Acquittance
or Acquittances of the said Ralph Darnall, or his
Assigns, testifying the Receipt thereof, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the said Treasurers,
and to the Chamberlain of London, and to the Receivers or Collectors, and to such other Person or
Persons as shall pay the same."
Letter from the P. of Wales, about the Treaty between the King and the Houses; desiring a Cessation during the Time it lasts;—and that Provision may be made for both Armies; and for the Fleet under his Command.
"To our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved
Cousin, the Speaker of the House of Peers
for the Time being.
"Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousin, we
greet you well. Understanding (with great Contentment) that the Two Houses of Parliament have
resolved upon a Personal Treaty with His Majesty
(One of the Particulars pressed by us in our Declaration of the 29th of July last, as most conducing
to the Settlement of a blessed Peace); we have
thought fit to acquaint you with our Sense and Desires concerning the same, to the End that they may
be communicated by you to the House of Peers
"First, we propose, That the Treaty be appointed
to be in such Place and in Manner as may best
consist with the Honour, Freedom, and Safety
of His Majesty, whereby the Agreement to
be made may not be blemished with the
Face of Restraint.
"Secondly, That the Treaty may be betwixt His
Majesty and His Two Kingdoms of England
and Scotland, so as the Matters in Difference
may equally fall under the Consideration of
all Persons concerned therein.
"Thirdly, That, during the said Treaty, there be
a general Cessation of Arms, to the End that
the Affections of the People, though engaged
in several Parties, may thereby be prepared
to meet in Amity and brotherly Kindness; and
that no intervening Accidents or Successes
may disturb the Proceedings in this Treaty.
"Lastly, That an orderly moderate Subsistence,
during the Treaty, may be agreed upon for
all Armies and Forces now on-foot, and particularly for the Scottish Army, in such Manner as may be with the least Pressure on the
"And if the Two Houses shall think fit to consent
unto the Effect of what we now propound, as proper to render this Treaty effectual, we shall with
great Joy and Alacrity interpose our Mediation to
the King our Father, for the obtaining of all such
Concessions and Acts of Grace as, by the Blessing
of God, may most conduce to a firm and lasting
Peace, and the Happiness of His Majesty and all
"We farther desire you to propound to the House
of Peers, That some equal Course may be speedily
settled, for the Support of us and the Navy with us,
whereby we may be enabled to protect the Trade of
the Kingdom, and may forthwith discharge all Ships
and Merchandizes now stayed by us.
"Given under our Hand and Seal, from aboard
the Fleet in The Downes, the 5th Day of
August, in the 24th Year of the Reign of the
King our Royal Father."
Reduced Officers Petition, for a Personal Treaty with the King;— for the Accompts of Officers and Soldiers to be audited, and their Arrears paid —and for those imprisoned for Debt to be released.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords assembled in Parliament.
The humble Petition of the Reduced Officers
and Soldiers that have faithfully served you,
and have hereunto subscribed;
"That your Petitioners have with unwearied Patience and fruitless Success often petitioned, and too
long expected, the happy Establishment of these Ends
for which they were at first engaged, which, at their
Reducement, they did hope and expect to enjoy, as
the Fruits of their Hazards and Services; being
the happy Settlement of Religion, King, Parliament, and Kingdom, according to the Covenant;
for Want of which, this Kingdom is again involved
in a new War: The Consideration whereof moves
your Petitioners to express their Resolutions, and
"1. That there may be a speedy Settlement of
Religion, the King, Parliament, and Kingdom, in a Parliamentary Way; which your
Petitioners humbly conceive cannot be, but
by a Free and Personal Treaty, according to
the late just and modest Desires of this City;
and, in order thereunto, your Petitioners do
offer themselves, if Necessity require, and
shall hazard their Lives and Fortunes, to secure His Majesty and the Parliament, during
the Treaty, against all such as shall endeavour any Way to disturb the same.
2. That all Officers and Soldiers, without Exceptions, whose Accompts are not stated,
may have them audited by the Auditors
mentioned in the late Ordinance brought in
by Mr. Scott; and that they may be commanded to act without Delay.
3. That the said Auditors may have Power to allow your Petitioners Interest for the Forbearance of their Arrears from the Time it
was due; your Petitioners having spent the
greatest Part in attending for the rest.
4. That those imprisoned for Debt may be set
at Liberty, and the rest protected till paid
their Arrears; their Debts not amounting to
5. That your Petitioners may be paid forthwith
the Remainder of the Three Months Pay,
according to the Ordinance of the 15, 16,
and 21th of June, 1647; and that it be made
up according to the old Establishment; and
that they may receive proportionably with
others, notwithstanding all former Qualifications.
6. That your Petitioners may receive Security
for the Remainder of their Arrears; and that
it be speedily settled, and charged upon some
Place where there may be visible Security.
7. That your Petitioners Patience being worn
out, and not longer able to expect the Fruits
of your many Votes and Orders, either to settle Religion, the King, Parliament, and Kingdom, according to the National League and
Covenant, or relieve their pressing Necessities,
do unanimously agree (presuming on your
Approbation and Countenance to so pious
and necessary a Work, whereunto they are in
Honour and Conscience obliged) to employ
their utmost Endeavours for Removal of all
Obstructions that have or may impede the happy Consummation of the Premises, and to dis
perse such Jealousies as has been unjustly
thrown upon them. They assure your Honours, not any more to engage, but for those
Petition from the Common Council, for a Personal Treaty with the King;—for a Cessation of Arms;—for Religion to be settled, the Army to be disbanded, &c.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords in Parliament assembled.
"The humble Petition of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons, of the City of London, in Common Council assembled.
"That your Petitioners, being deeply sensible of
the sad, miserable, and deplorable Condition of the
King, Parliament, and Kingdom, by the long Continuance of a bloody and unnatural War, whereof
they had great Hopes to be freed, after the common
Enemy was subdued, the Army of our Brethren of
Scotland withdrawn, and the King's Majesty placed at
Ho'denby by Consent of both Kingdoms, in order to
a happy Composure of all Differences both in Church
and State: But, contrary to Expectation, your Petitioners, to the great Grief and Sorrow of their Souls,
do find the Government of the Church to be still
unsettled; Blasphemy, Heresy, Schism, and Prophaneness increased; the Relief of bleeding Ireland
obstructed; the War (to their great Astonishment)
renewed; the People of England thereby miserably
impoverished and oppressed; the Blood of our Fellow
Subjects spilt like Water upon the Ground; our
Brethren of Scotland now entered this Kingdom in a
hostile Manner; his Highness the Prince of Wales
commanding at Sea a considerable Part of the Navy,
and other Ships under his Power (fn. *) having already made
Stay of many English Ships with Merchandizes and
Provisions to a very great Value; by reason whereof,
Navigation will be destroyed, Seamen desert us, the
Merchants inforced to leave off Trading, Cloathing
and other Manufactures of this Kingdom fall to the
Ground, Wool (which is the Staple Commodity of
the Land) remain unfold, the Mint stand still, Customs
and other Profits by Merchandizing will be very
much abated, if not utterly destroyed, Corn, Salt,
Coal, Fish, Butter, Cheese, and all other Provisions
brought by Sea to this City and Kingdom stopped;
the innumerable Number of the poorer Sort, depending only upon Manufactures, wanting Work and
Bread (as is greatly feared), will in a very short Time
become tumultuous in all Parts of the Kingdom,
and many inforced to remove themselves and Families into Foreign Parts, and there to settle the Manufacture of this Kingdom, never to be regained:
All which will unavoidably (in a very short Time)
totally ruin the People of this Kingdom. Your Petitioners humbly conceive, no visible Way can prevent the apparent Ruin of these Kingdoms, but the
speedy freeing of His Majesty from that Restraint
wherein He now remains, and, by a Personal Treaty,
restoring to the King His just Rights, to the Parliament their undoubted Privileges, to the People their
native Freedoms and Benefit of the Laws, being
the Birth-right of every Subject, and by the due Attendance of the Members of Parliament in the Discharge of their Trust to the Kingdom, in observing
the self-denying Ordinance.
"The Premises considered; your Petitioners do
humbly pray, That the King's Majesty may
be speedily freed from that Restraint wherein
He now remains, and humbly invited to a
Personal Treaty, for settling of a safe and
well-grounded Peace, and therein the Union
between the Two Kingdoms may be preserved; that, in the Interim, all Acts of Hostility both by Sea and Land may by Command
from King and Parliament cease, and Trade
free without Interruption; that the Government of the Church may be settled according
to the Covenant; distressed Ireland relieved; the
People of the Land, by disbanding all Armies,
may be eased of their intolerable Burdens;
the Liberty of the Subject restored; the Laws
of the Land established; the Members of
this Honourable House enjoined to attend
the Service of the Kingdom; that the selfdenying Ordinance may be effectually observed; and that this Honourable House
would be pleased speedily to take into their
serious Consideration the sad Condition of
such Merchants whose Ships and Goods are
under the Power of that Fleet which is now
with his Highness the Prince of Wales, and
suddenly to find out some Expedient for their
"And your Petitioners, as bound, shall ever
Petition from the Common Council, concerning a Disturbance among the Commonalty of the Weavers Company, about the Election of their Officers.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords in Parliament assembled.
"The humble Petition of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons, of the City of London, in Common Council assembled;
"That your Petitioners had lately presented unto
them a Petition, in the Name of the Bailiffs, Wardens, Assistants, and Livery, of the Company of
Weavers, London, (hereunto annexed) intimating
thereby the tumultuous and irregular Proceedings
of some of the Commonalty of the said Company,
in opposing the ancient and accustomed Way of
electing the Bailiffs, Wardens, and other Officers
thereof; which Complaint your Petitioners having
taken into their serious Consideration, and apprehending such Practices not only to be contrary to
Law (as by Cases adjudged in the Point (as we are
informed) may appear), but also to strike at the
very Essence of Government itself, and, instead thereof, to introduce Popular Confusion and Disorder, as
also the dangerous Precedent that this Example may
bring unto all other Companies of this City and Corporations of the Kingdom, (fn. *) if the ancient and laudable Custom and Manner of electing their Governors and Officers be now altered and innovated,
which by the inferior Sort of People (fn. †) is much aimed
at, and endeavoured to be practised; in these distracted Times.
"The Premises considered; your Petitioners humbly pray, That this Honourable House will
be pleased to protect and preserve the ancient Customs, Privileges; and Usages of this
City, and the several Companies thereof, from
all such irregular and tumultuous Innovations; so that a Declaration may be made,
and some speedy Course taken, for the Prevention of such Disorders and undue Proceedings, by any Members of this or any
other Company, for the future; whereby the
Governors of this City will be better enabled
to maintain the Peace and Quiet of the same,
and the several Companies thereof preserved
in their Governments, according to their just
and ancient Constitutions and Customs.
"And, as in Duty bound, they shall ever
Nye to be instituted to Acton;
Ordered, &c. That Doctor Aylett, or his Deputy,
give Institution and Induction unto John Nye Clerk,
Master Arts, to the Rectory of Acton, in Com. Midd.
void by the Death of the last Incumbent; salvo Jure
cujuscunque: Great Seal.
Needler to St. Margaret Moses;
Ordered, &c. That Doctor Aylett give Institution
and Induction unto Benjamine Needler Clerk, to the
Rectory of St. Margett Moses, in Fryday Streete, London; salvo Jure cujuscunque: Granted by Great Seal.
Diggle to Chidingford;
Ordered, &c. That Doctor Bennett give Institution
and Induction unto Jo'n Diggle Clerk, Master Arts,
to the Rectory of Chidingford, with the Chapel of
Hasellmore thereunto annexed, in the County of Surry;
salvo Jure cujuscunque: Granted by Great Seal.
Boult to Compton Abbots;
Ordered, &c. That Doctor Aylett give Institution
unto Tho. Boult Clerk, Batchelor of Arts, to the Rectory
of Compton Abbas, in Com. Dorsett: Granted by Great
Knaplock to Dolton;
Ordered, &c. That Doctor Aylett give Institution
unto Wm. Knaplock Master Arts, to the Rectory of
Dolton, alias Doleton, in Com. Devon; salvo Jure, &c.
Tho. Gifford Esquire, Patron.
and Withers to Woughton.
Ordered, &c. That Doctor Aylett give Institution
unto Samuell Withers Clerk, Master Arts, to the
Rectory of Woston, alias Woughton, alias Wokenton upon
the Greene, in the County of Bucks, void by Death of
Richard Crompton Clerk, the late Incumbent; salvo
Jure cujuscunque: Roger Nicholas Esquire, and Thomas
Farrer Gentleman, Patrons.