DIE Lunæ, 21 die Augusti.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Cawdrey.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Ordinance for Monies for the E. of Nott.
An Ordinance for paying Monies to the Earl of Nottingham, out of the Old Customs, being in Arrears to
him, was read, and passed; and ordered to be sent to
the House of Commons for their Concurrence.
Message to the H. C. with it; and the Ordinance for Martial Law at Sea.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Dr. Aylett and Mr. Page:
1. To deliver to them the Ordinance for Martial
Law, to be given to the Lord Admiral; and desire (fn. *) their
2. To deliver to them the Ordinance for paying Monies in Arrear to the E. of Nottingham, out of the Old
Customs; and desire their Concurrence therein.
The House was adjourned into a Committee during
Pleasure, to consider of the Larger and Shorter Catechism.
The House being resumed;
It is Ordered, To be taken into further Consideration To-morrow Morning.
Ordinance to associate the Counties of Carnarvon, Merioneth, Denbigh, Montgomery, and Frint, in N. Wales.
Next, the House was again adjourned into a Committee during Pleasure, to take into Consideration the
Ordinance for associating Five Counties of North Wales.
The House being resumed;
The said Ordinance was read the Third Time.
And the Question being put, "Whether to agree
to this Ordinance as it is now read?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
(Here enter it.)
"The Lords and Commons in present Parliament
assembled, having well weighed and considered the
present Condition of the Counties of Carnarvon,
Merioneth, Denbigh, Mountgom'y, and Flint, in North
Wales; and thereupon finding the Necessity of as
sociating of the said Counties, for mutual Defence
and Preservation of their Peace, as also for the keeping of them in due Obedience to Parliament, the
same being much endangered, by reason of the great
Distempers of the Island of Anglesey, and Commotions in some other of the said Counties; have, for
that End and Purpose, and for the Safeguard of the
respective Garrisons within the said Counties, as also
for perfect reducing of the said Island, and quieting
of the said Commotions, thought it fit and requisite,
that over (fn. *) and above the present Establishment made
for the said Counties amongst other Counties of the
Kingdom, that further Provision of Arms and Ammunition be made, as also some additional Force
both of Foot and Horse be raised, together with Monies for the Maintenance thereof:
"Now the said Lords and Commons do order and
ordain, by the Authority of the same, That the said
Five Counties, of Carnarvan, Merioneth, Denbigh,
Mountgom'y, and Flint, shall enter into an Association,
and are hereby associated, for the mutual Defence and
Safety of each other; and that the Persons hereafter
named be, and are hereby, nominated and appointed
Commissioners for the said several and respective
Counties, for the Accomplishment thereof accordingly; that is to say,
"For the Counties of Carnarvan:
"Thomas Madryn Esquire High Sheriff, Sir Richard
Wynn Knight and Baronet, Sir William Williams Baronet, John Glynn Esquire, Recorder of London, Thomas Mitton Esquire, Griffith Jones, Esquire, Richard
Wynn Esquire, Thomas Williams Esquire, William Foxwist Esquire, Colonel John Carter, Colonel Thomas
Mason, Colonel John Jones, Lieutenant Colonel
Twisleton, Edward Williams Esquire, Hugh Griffin
of Madryn yssa Esquire, Robert Coitmore Senior Esquire, Captain Edmond Glynn, Griffith Bodurda, William Lloyd de Dintley, William Stodart, John Owen
de Refu, John Wynn de Gwinsryn, Peirce Griffith,
John Parry, Gentlemen.
"Denbigh: Robert Stoutley Esquire High Sheriff, Sir
Thomas Middleton Knight, Sir John Trevor Knight,
Thomas Middleton Esquire, John Trevor Esquire,
Thomas Mitton Esquire, Symon Thelwall Senior, Symon
Thelwall Junior, Esquires, Colonel John Carter, Colonel
John Jones, Lieutenant Colonel Twisleton, John
Pecke, Edward Wynn of Lanhychan, Owen Thelwall, Thomas Ball, Watkin Kiffyn, Richard Basnett,
John Salisbury Esquire.
"Merioneth: Owen Salisbury Esquire High Sheriff, Sir
Thomas Middleton Knight, Thomas Mitton Esquire, Colonel John Jones, Colonel John Carter, Colonel Thomas
Mason, Lieutenant Colonel Twisleton, Griffith Nanney
Esquire, John Lloyd Esquire, Lewis Lloyd Esquire,
John Vaughan Esquire, Lewis Owen Esquire, Mr.
Lewis of Festinioge, Peter Merrick, Rowland Lewes.
"Mountg'm'y: Mathew Morgan Esquire High Sheriff,
Sir Thomas Middleton Knight, Sir John Wittewrong
Knight, Thomas Mitton Esquire, Edward Vaughan Esquire, Thomas Hunt Esquire, Thomas Nicholls Esquire,
John Corbett Esquire, Esay Thomas Esquire, Hugh
Price Esquire, John Price De Parke Esquire, Colonel
John Jones, Rowland Hunt Esquire, William Kiffin Esquire, Samuell Moore Esquire, Richard Griffith, Evan
Lloyd, Edward Owen, Rob't Griffith, Lloyd Peirce,
Richard Price, Samuell Bigge, Gabriell Wynne.
"Flynt: Roger Hanmer Esquire High Sheriff, Sir
Thomas Middleton Knight, John Trevor Knight, John
Trevor Esquire, Thomas Middleton Esquire, Thomas
Mitton Esquire, John Puleston Esquire, Thomas Ravenscroft Esquire, Humphrey Dimmock Esquire, Luke Lloyd
Esquire, John Aldersey Esquire, Thomas Dimmocke,
Daniell Mathewes, and Andrew Ellis.
"Which said respective Committees, or any Five or
more of them, within the respective Counties for which
they are nominated, shall have Power and Authority, and are hereby authorized and required, from
Time to Time, to provide Arms and Ammunition,
and to raise such Numbers of Horse and Foot as shall
be necessary and expedient for the Service aforesaid, under the Command of Major General Mitton,
by Commission from the Parliament, or Committee
at Derby House; for the providing of which Arms
and Ammunition, and raising and maintaining of
such Horse and Foot to be so raised as aforesaid,
the said respective Commissioners, or any Five or
more of them, are hereby likewise authorized and
required to rate, tax, assess, and levy, or cause to
be rated, taxed, assessed, and levied, Monthly, from
the First Day of August, 1648, any Sum or Sums
of Money, not exceeding the Sum of One Thousand
Pounds per Mensem in the Whole, in and upon the
said Five Counties, for and during the Space of
Three Months from the said First Day of August;
and that, in the rating and assessing of the said Sum
or Sums of Money, the said respective Commissioners,
within their respective Counties, shall rate and tax,
or cause to be rated and taxed, the Counties of
Mountgom'y and Denbigh equally alike, the Counties
of Flint and Merioneth at Half as much as the Counties of Mountgom'y and Denbigh, and the County of
Carnarvon at Three Parts in Four to be divided of
so much as the Counties of Mountgom'y and Denbigh
shall be rated at Weekly; and the said respective
Commissioners, within the said respective Counties,
have full Power and Authority given them, by this
present Ordinance, to nominate and appoint Assessors, Collectors, and Treasurers, as well for the assessing, levying, receiving, and issuing forth, of such
proportionable Sum and Sums of Money Monthly
as shall and are hereby to be rated and assessed on
the said respective Counties as aforesaid; and further, for the better Execution of this present Ordinance, to have such Power and Authority, to all Intents and Purposes, as in and by the Ordinance of
Threescore Thousand Pounds per Mensem is given
to the respective Commissioners therein named, for
the several and respective Counties throughout the
whole Kingdom; and that such Sum and Sums of
Money as shall be paid or issued out by the said respective Collectors and Treasurers, or either of them,
for the Purposes aforesaid, shall be so issued and paid
by Command and Warrant under the Hands of the
said respective Commissioners, or any Five or more
of them, and not otherwise.
"And further the said Lords and Commons, for and
towards the better Performance of the said Service,
do hereby order and ordain, that all the Benefit,
Advantage, and Profit whatsoever, to be raised out
of all and every the respective Sequestrations, which
either have or shall happen within the said respective Counties (except such Part thereof as is already
granted or disposed of by both or either of the
Houses of Parliament, or any Power or Authority
derived from them), shall go and be employed by
the said Commissioners, in every of the said Counties,
or any Five of them respectively, for and towards
the Maintenance of the said Forces so to be raised
"And lastly the said Lords and Commons do hereby
declare, order, and ordain, That the Charge of raising
and maintaining the Troop of Forty Horse already
raised, or to be raised, by Thomas Madryn Esquire,
now High Sheriff of the County of Carnarvon aforesaid, according to a Commission granted to him
therefor, in Pursuance of an Order of both Houses
of Parliament, shall be defrayed and paid out of the
Monies so to be raised as aforesaid, by virtue of this
Order for 225 l. for the E. of Nottingham.
"Whereas the Earl of Nottingham hath a Pension
of Five Hundred Pounds per Annum, by Letters Patents under the Great Seal of England, payable out
of the Old Customs in the Port of London, whereof
Two Hundred Twenty-five Pounds, the Remainder
of Two Hundred and Fifty Pounds, due for Half
a Year ended the 24th Day of June last, is behind
and unpaid (as appears by Certificate hereunto annexed); and forasmuch as the Collector for the said
Old Customs doth not pay the same unto the Receiver General of the Revenue, from whom, by the
Order of both Houses, the said Earl of Nottingham
is to be paid; but hath the Money remaining in his
Hands: It is therefore Ordered, by the Lords and
Commons in Parliament assembled, That the said
Collector of the Old Customs do forthwith pay unto
the said Earl of Nottingham the said Sum of Two
Hundred Twenty-five Pounds; and an Acquittance
under the Hand of the said Earl of Nottingham shall
be a sufficient Discharge for the same."
"An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, authorizing Robert
Earl of Warwick, Lord High Admiral of
England, to execute Martial Law upon such
Captains, Commanders, Officers, Mariners,
Seamen, and Soldiers, as shall not be subject
to his Power and Authority.
Ordinance for Martial Law at Sea.
"Whereas it is found that great Inconveniences have
ensued, for Want of a strict and severe Discipline
to have been observed in the Navy or Fleet set
forth by Authority of Parliament, under the Command of Robert Earl of Warwick, Lord High Admiral of England: It is now Ordained and Declared,
by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled,
That, from henceforth, the Captains, Commanders,
Officers, Mariners, Seamen, and Soldiers, and all
other whatsoever thereunto belonging, under the
Command of the said Lord High Admiral, shall expect no further Forbearance of such Punishment as
may be condignly inflicted upon them, according to
the Civil Laws, Law Martial, and Customs of the
Sea, and according to such Laws and Ordinances as
shall by him the said Lord High Admiral, and his
Council of War by him put in Commission under
his Hand and Seal, be concluded and agreed upon;
but shall therein be subject to his and their Power
and Authority, to be punished by Death or otherwise, according to their Demerits, and as shall be
due unto them by the said Laws and Ordinances."
House adjourned till 10a cras.