DIE Martis, 22 die Augusti.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Ash.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Answer from the H. C.
Mr. Page and Dr. Aylett return with this Answer
from the House of Commons:
That as to the Ordinance concerning the Earl of Nottingham, and the Ordinance concerning Mr. Shadwell,
they do agree to them. (Here enter them.)
Earl Nottingham's entered the Day before.
To the rest, they will send Answer by Messengers
of their own.
Message from thence, with an Ordinance.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John D'anvers; who brought up an Ordinance for settling the Militia in the County of Wilts.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will take this Message into Consideration, and will send an Answer by Messengers of
Gunnel, Rand, and Scot, to have the Embargo taken off their Ships.
Upon reading the Petition of Edw. Gunnell, John
Rande, and Rob't Scott; desiring, "Their Ships and
Goods may be released from the Embargo now laid
It is Ordered, That the Petition be shewed to the
Lord Admiral, to whom it is recommended to give the
Petitioners Relief, as his Lordship shall see may (fn. *) be
convenient for the Affairs of the Public.
Tyson and Bevins, D°.
Upon reading the Petition of Henry Tyson and John
Bevins, Commanders of the Ship Samuell; and John
Reade, Commander of the Ship; desiring,
their Ships and Goods may be released from their
It is Ordered, That the Lord Admiral see this
Petition, to whom it is recommended to give the Petitioners Relief, as he shall see convenient for the Affairs
of the Public.
Report about Morris, alias Pointz, & al.
Mr. Baron Atkins made Report concerning the Business referred to the Judges, or any Two of them,
touching John Morris alias Pointz, Mary his Wife,
Leonard Darby, John Harris, and Isabell Smyth.
And they conceive, "That the Commitment of the
Petitioners being only until the Pleasure of this
House be further signified, and not for the Fines
set upon them, that they may be released from their
Imprisonment, notwithstanding the former Warrant
of Commitment, if their Lordships shall so think fit."
Ordered, That this Business shall be taken into
Consideration some other Time; and then the Petition
of the Clerk of the Parliaments shall be read, and
Upon reading the Petition of Stephen Pacy:
It is Ordered, That it shall be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning.
Major Rolse's Indictment to be sent to the Hants Assizes.
Osborn & al. to attend them.
Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament assembled,
That the King's Counsel, who have drawn an Indictment against Major Rolph by Order of this House,
shall send the said Indictment to the next Assizes to
be held for the County of South'ton; and that Mr.
Osborne and Mr. Dowcett shall attend the Assizes, to
give in their Evidence to the Grand Jury touching the
Message from the H. C. with Ordinances.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Wm. Ashurst Esquire; who brought up these
Particulars, wherein their Lordships Concurrence is
1. An Ordinance for Ten Thousand Pounds to be
paid, out of the Excise, for the Forces of the County
of Lancashire. (Here enter it.)
2. An Ordinance for paying to Sir Arthur Blundell,
out of the Excise, Nine Hundred Forty Pounds, Three
Shillings, One Penny Half-penny. (Here enter it.)
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to the Particulars now brought
Ordinance for settling Church Government.
The Ordinance for Church Government, was read
the First Time, and ordered to be read again and considered of To-morrow Morning, the First Business.
Monies due to the E. of Northumb.
The Lord Viscount Say & Seale reported from the
Committee of the Revenue, a Certificate of what Monies are due to the Earl of Northumb. which he hath
disbursed for the Use of the King's Children.
Next, the Desires of the Earl of Northumb. were
read, as followeth. (Here enter it.)
And Ordered, To be communicated to the House
of Commons, at a Conference, To-morrow Morning.
Message to the H. C. for a Conference about them; and for Atkins to be a Judge of the Common Pleas.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Dr. Heath and Dr. Aylett:
To desire a Conference, To-morrow at Eleven of a Clock,
in the Painted Chamber, concerning the King's Children.
2. To put them in Mind of the Ordinance for making
Mr. Baron Atkins a Judge of the Common Pleas, in
the Place of Mr. Justice Godbold, lately deceased.
Bigg and Young, in Error.
Upon hearing the Counsel of Bigg Defendant argue
the Errors, in the Writ of Error depending in this
House between him and Young Plaintiff; the said Young
appearing neither by himself nor his Counsel, though
he was served with the Order of this House, as appeared by Oath at this Bar; and upon Consideration
by the House: It is Ordered, That the Judgement
in this Case given in the Court of King's Bench is affirmed; and the Transcript of the Record to be remitted
into the King's Bench, that so Execution may be taken
out: And it is further Ordered, That the Plaintiff
shall pay Five Marks Cost to the Defendant.
Fitchet and Mrs Kirk.
Ordered, That Mr. Fitchett shall shew Cause, by
Friday next, (fn. *) why he should not pay the Money to
Mrs. Kirke, as she desires in her Petition to this House.
Ordinance for Shadwell to be Comptroller of the Customs of King's Lynn.
"Whereas Roger Bungey, late Comptroller of the
Customs of King's Lynne, in the County of Norffolke,
is deceased: The Lords and Commons assembled in
Parliament do therefore this Day ordain and declare, That Thomas Shadwell Esquire shall from
henceforth be Comptroller of the said Customs, and
shall have, enjoy, and execute. that Place or Office,
with the Appurtenances, as amply and beneficially
as the said Roger Bungey, or any others, have formerly held the said Office (in Part of Recompence
for the Loss of his Office in the late Court of Wards):
And this Ordinance shall be a sufficient Warrant, as
well to Oliver St. John Esquire, His Majesty's Solicitor General, to prepare a Bill, containing a Grant
of the said Office to the said Thomas Shadwell, as
also to the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England, to pass the said Office or Place, in Form usual,
to the said Thomas Shadwell, accordingly."
E. of Northumberland desires Monies due to him, for Maintenance of the King's Children.
"Having already disbursed all my own Money to
provide for the King's Children that are under my
Care, and finding an Impossibility of being supplied
from the Committee of the Revenue, by reason of
the Decay of that Revenue, and the diverting unto
other Uses Part of that Little which should come into
the Exchequer; I am now forced in this Manner to importune the Houses, desiring that, by some particular
Assignment I may receive what is due unto (fn. *) me, which
must not only satisfy what is by me owing for the
King's Children, but give a present Subsistence to
my own Family; and for the Time to come, that
either the Payments may be made more certain, or
else that I (who cannot longer provide for these
Children) may be directed how to dispose of them,
that so they may not want those Conveniences that
are sitting for them.
Aug. 22. 1648.
Ordinance for 10,000 l. for Lancashire Forces.
"Be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in
Parliament assembled, That the Sum of Ten Thousand Pounds, for the Service of the Forces raised by
the County of Lancaster, and in actual Service, be,
and is hereby, charged upon the Receipts of the
Grand Excise, in Course, next after the Sums already charged; and the Commissioners of Excise for
the Time being are hereby authorized and required
to make Payment of the said Ten Thousand Pounds,
in Course, accordingly, unto Alexander Norrice, of
Boulton, in the said County of Lancaster, Gentleman,
for Purpose aforesaid: And be it further Ordained,
That if any Person or Persons do or shall advance
and lend the said Ten Thousand Pounds, or any
Part thereof, by Way of Loan, and pay the same
unto the said Alexander Norrice, for the Purpose
aforesaid, 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 as aforesaid; and the Receipt or Receipts of the said Alexander Norrice, for the said Ten Thousand Pounds,
and of the respective Advancer or Advancers, their
respective Executors, Administrators, or Assigns, with
the particular Assignment or Assignments under the
Hand and Seal of the said Alexander Norrice, for
the respective Sums by them advanced and lent, shall
be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the said
Commissioners of Excise for the Time being: And
it is further Ordained, by the Authority aforesaid,
That the Interest of the said Ten Thousand Pounds
be paid out of the Estates of such Delinquents as
shall (for that Purpose) be discovered, by any Lancash'r Gentlemen, unto the Committee of Lords and
Commons for Advance of Money sitting at Habberdash'rs Hall: And the said Committee is hereby
required and authorized to proceed upon such Discoveries, according to the Powers granted to them
by both Houses of Parliament; and from Time to
Time, out of such Discoveries, to pay unto the said
Alexander Norrice (or such as shall be authorized by
him under his Hand and Seal to receive the same) the
Interest of the said Ten Thousand Pounds, after the
Rate of Eight Pounds per Cent. per Annum, and for so
much and so long Time as the same shall be unpaid,
out of the Receipts of the Excise as aforesaid."
Ordinance for 940 l. 3s. 1½d. to Sir Arth. Blundell.
"Be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Sum of Nine Hundred
Forty Pounds, Three Shillings, and a Penny Halfpenny, in full Satisfaction of all such Debts as are
due to Sir Arthur Blundell, for Goods, Plate, or
Monies, by him brought in, and delivered to the
Lord Castle Steward, for the Use of the Garrison of
Fort Falkland, in Ireland, be, and hereby is, charged
upon the Receipts of the Grand Excise, in Course;
and the Commissioners of Excise for the Time being
are hereby authorized and required to make Payment
of the said Nine Hundred Forty Pounds, Three Shillings, and a Penny Half-penny, accordingly, for the
Use aforesaid, unto Sir Adam Loftus Knight, Treasurer at War for Ireland, or to such other Person or
Persons as he shall appoint and assign by Writing
under his Hand and Seal, whose Receipt or Receipts
shall be a sufficient Discharge in that Behalf: And be
it further Ordained, by the said Lords and Commons,
That if the said Sir Arthur Blundell shall make any
Discovery of the Estates of any Delinquents not yet
discovered, that then the said Nine Hundred Forty
Pounds, Three Shillings, and a Penny Half-penny,
with Interest for the same, after the Rate of Eight
Pounds per Centum per Annum, from the First of June,
1643, or else the said Interest-money, shall be satisfied
and paid, out of the said Discovery, to the said Sir
Arthur Blundell, or his Assigns."
Owen to be instituted to Kenarth;
Ordered, That Doctor Aylett give Institution and
Induction unto Nicholas Owen Batchelor of Arts, to the
Vicarage of Kenarth, in Com. Carmarthen, void by
Death; salvo Jure cujuscunque: James Lewis Esquire,
and Evans to Normanton.
Ordered, That Doctor Aylett give Institution and
Induction unto William Evantts Clerk, Master of Arts, to
the Rectory of Normanton, in Com. Lincolne, void by
Death; salvo Jure cujuscunque: Earl of Northumberland,
Report from the Revenue Committee, concerning Money due to the E. of Northumb. for Maintenance of the King's Children.
"At the Committee of Lords and Commons for His Majesty's Revenue, sitting at Westm'r, the 15th Day of
"Upon Consideration had of the State of the Accompt of Monies due unto the Earl of Northumberland, made
in Pursuance of an Order of the Commons House, both which are annexed: Ordered, That the said State of
Accompt be reported unto both Houses; and we desire the Right Honourable the Lord Say & Seale to report
the same unto the House of Peers accordingly.
"Decimo quinto Die Aug. A° 1648.
"A Certificate of all Monies this Day due unto the Right Honourable Algernoun Earl of Northumberland,
upon the several Allowances under mentioned; videlicet,
|"Upon an Allowance of Five Thousand Pounds per Ann. for keeping the King's Majesty's Younger Children in an honourable Way, according to Two Ordinances of Parliament, 19 & 21 Septembr. 1645, being after the Rate of Eighty-six Pounds, Three Shillings, Ob. Qr. Di. Weekly.
||6 Ob. Qr.
||10 Ob. Qr.
|"Upon his Lordship's additional Allowance of Two Thousand Four Hundred Fifty Pounds per Annum, by Order of both Houses, 16 Junii, 1648, for the Service and Expences of the Duke of Gloucester, and by Warrant of this Committee, 19 Junii, 1648, being Forty-seven Pounds, Two Shillings, Three Pence Ob. Weekly.
|"And upon his Lordship's Allowances of Three Thousand Pounds per Annum, for his Subsistence, by virtue of Two Ordinances of Parliament, videlicet, of the 19th of April and the 11th of September, 1645, being after the Rate of Fifty-seven Pounds, Thirteen Shillings, Ten Pence Qr. Weekly, and by Warrant dormant of this Committee, dated 19 Octobris, 1645.
||10 Ob. Qr.
"Will. Collins, Aud.
"Die Sabbati, 12 Aug. 1648.
"Ordered; by the Commons assembled in Parliament, That it be referred to the Committee of the Revenue,
to state the Accompts of the Earl of Northumberland, and to see what is due to him; and report the same to this
"H. Elsinge, Cler. Parl. D. Com."
House adjourned till 10a cras.