DIE Veneris, 8 die Septembris.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Ds. Hunsdon, Speaker.
Ordinances to clear the following Persons of their Delinquency.
The Ordinances for Composition of Delinquents
Estates were read, and passed.
1. Ordinance for pardoning the Delinquency of Richard Turpin.
2. The Ordinance of Sir Symon Clarke Baronet.
3. The Ordinance of Edward Waller Gentleman.
4. The Ordinance of Sir John Conyers.
5. The Ordinance of Wm. Barker.
6. The Ordinance of Thomas Graunt.
7. The Ordinance of Sir Edward Osborne.
8. The Ordinance of Lord Viscount Kilmurrey.
9. The Ordinance of James Duke of Richmond.
Read Once; and respited until he returns (fn. *) by the
Isle of Wight.
Letter from the King;
A Letter from the King was read; and Ordered
to be communicated to the House of Commons.
(Here enter it.)
and from the L. Admiral.
A Letter from the Lord Admiral, was read; and
ordered to be communicated to the House of Commons.
(Here enter it.)
Ordered, That Mr. Obadiah Sedgwicke hath Thanks
given him, for his Pains in preaching Yesterday before
the Lords; and is desired to print his Sermon.
Ordinances to clear the following Persons of their Delinquency.
These Ordinances of Compositions were also read,
1. Ordinance for Christofer Fairfax.
2. Ordinance for Tho. Orchard.
3. Ordinance for Wm. Layton.
4. Ordinance for Tho. Wilson.
5. Ordinance for Ralph Bates.
6. Ordinance for Joane Raynes Widow.
7. Ordinance for Tho. Storey.
8. Ordinance for Cadwallader Coker.
9. Ordinance for John Le Hunt, &c.
10. Ordinance for Dame Eliz. Windham.
11. Ordinance for Henry Wiglesworth.
12. Ordinance for Christofer Berisford.
13. Ordinance for Roger Kynaston.
14. Ordinance for Sir Wm. Robinson.
15. Ordinance for John St. George.
16. Ordinance for Sir George Butler.
17. Ordinance for Jeoferey Shakerley.
18. Ordinance for Tymothy Pusey.
19. Ordinance for Rob't Tirwitt.
20. Ordinance for John Johnson.
21. Ordinance for Sir Rob't Foster.
22. Ordinance for Sir James Thynn.
23. Ordinance for Arthur Weaver.
24. Ordinance for Gerrard Eaton.
Ordinance for Payler & al. to be Officers of the Ordnance.
The Ordinance for George Payler and others to have
the Offices (fn. *) above the Ordnance and Stores in The
Tower of London, was read the Third Time, and
Ordinances and Orders agreed to.
The Ordinance for paying of Fifty Pounds to Nicholson, was read, and passed. (Here enter it.)
Order for Two Hundred Pounds to be given to Sir
James Barry, was read, and passed. (Here enter it.)
Order concerning the Lady Harcourt to be put into
Possession of Lands given her in Ireland, was read, and
Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
Order for paying Five Hundred Pounds to Samuell
Warcup, was read, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
Order for paying One Hundred Seventy-four Pounds,
Twelve Shillings, and Six Pence, to Sir Edward Dodesworth, was read, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
Ordinance for Composition of Sir John Strangwaies
and Gyles Straingwaies, was read and passed.
(Here enter it.)
Upon reading a Report from the Committee of Lords
and Commons for Sequestrations, of the State of the
Case of Walter Grosevener: (Here enter it.)
It is Ordered, To be recommended to the House
of Commons, with a Desire he may have Favour extended towards him.
Upon reading the Petition of Henry Walker:
It is Ordered, The Consideration of this Petition
is referred to these Lords following:
Any Three; to meet when they please, and report
to this House.
Message to the H. C. with the King's and L. Admiral's Letter; and about the following Particulars.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Mr. Page and Dr. Bennett:
1. To communicate to them the King's Letter; and
to let them know, this House thinks it fit to grant
Leave for Dr. Reives and Dr. Ducke to go to the
King, and desire their Concurrence therein.
2. To communicate to them the Letter of the Lord
3. To deliver to them the Ordinance concerning the
County of Surrey, with the Alterations; and desire
their Concurrence to the same.
4. To put them in Mind of the Earl of Nottingham's
5. To put them in Mind of the Reduced Officers,
concerning the Regiments of Colonel Empson, &c.
Fitchett and Kick.
Upon reading the Answer of Fitchett, concerning
the Complaint of Mrs. Kirke:
It is Ordered, That the Protection of this House,
formerly granted to the said Fitchett, is hereby taken
off as to this Business; and the left to take her Remedy
in Law, to recover her Money.
Nichols, a Pass.
Ordered, That Mr. Richard Nicholls shall have a
Pass, with Thomas
(fn. *) his Servant, to go into Holland.
Mrs. Jenes & al. a Pass.
Ordered, That Mrs. Anne Jones, Eliz. Sturton,
and Gordge Stowell, shall have a Pass, to go into France.
Clerke versus Burches.
Ordered, That the Inhabitants of the Parish of
Woston, in the County of Bucks, shall keep their Tithes
in their Hands, till Peter Burches appear, and answer
his Contempt to this House.
Letter from the L. Admiral, with a List of the Fleet in The Downs; and desiring the Castles there may be repaired.
The Proceedings of the Fleet, since our weighing
from Lee Road, I did on Saturday last represent
by Letter, from Alborough Road, to the Committee
at Derby House, with my Desire that the same might
be communicated to both Houses of Parliament.
Since that, it hath pleased God to bring the whole
Fleet safely into The Downes; and now I shall make
bold to give the Trouble of this Addition.
It pleased God, notwithstanding all the Counterworkings of the Kingdom's Enemies, and the great
Discouragements that occurred in this Expedition, to
enable us after some Time to get the Ships (lately
in the River of Thames) conveniently manned. His
Power and Goodness to the Nation was further manifested, in giving to the Companies of those several
Ships, Spirits unanimously to engage their Resolutions against the Common Enemies of the Kingdom
at Sea, that had so wickedly departed from their
Trust and Duty, whereof we had a most glorious
and seasonable Experiment at that Time, when the
Enemy drew near us, with a Fleet above the Proportion of that Strength we then had, to the Defeating and Disappointment of that Confidence of
some, who foolishly boasted of the greatest Share
and Interest in their Affection. That Mercy the same
Power was pleased to second, with causing those Enemies to turn their Back, even when His Arrows
were but making ready upon the String against the
Face of them. And yet God rested not there;
but the next Day after the Enemy's Retirement,
He was pleased to bring into a happy Conjunction
with us the Portsmouth Ships, whose Companies had
likewise testified the same Spirit of Courage and
Unanimity for the Parliament's Service. And now
we are here together with the Fleet, which, for
Number and Quality of Ships, and Temper of Seamen, is fitted, I hope, through the Strength of
God, effectually to execute and accomplish whatever
may rationally be expected from it for the Public
Service. A List of the Ships I have here inclosed.
And truly I may not omit to represent the Fidelity,
Constancy, and Courage, of the Captains; having
had no Occasion, since my coming forth, to take
Notice of the least Backwardness in any of them, to
pursue their Duty with their utmost Diligence.
"I shall stay here a little Time, to supply Water,
Ballast, and a few other Necessaries; which being
compleated, I shall, God willing, improve Time and
Opportunity with all possible Advantage; not doubting but, as God hath hitherto helped us, so He will
still accompany us, with His Presence, Counsel, and
Blessing, and make bare His glorious Arm at Sea,
as He hath done on Shore; and so make it good that
He is the Strength and Confidence both of the Ends
of the Earth and of them that are afar off upon
"I shall add, that, being now upon the Place, they
have considered the great Importance of getting the
Castles at The Downes into a Condition of Service;
the Protection of the Fleet and of Trade having
such a Dependance thereupon: Of their great Ruins
I am now an Eye-witness. If therefore a Course
may be thought upon for their putting into Repair,
and settling of an Establishment for their future
Pay, it would be worthy of the Parliament's Care
to direct it; which, in Discharge of my Duty, I do
earnestly recommend unto them accordingly. And
so, desiring God to direct and prosper all your
Counsels to His Glory and the Kingdom's Settlement,
Deale, the 5th Sept. 1648.
"To the Right Honourable Edward
Earl of Manchester, Speaker of
the House of Peers pro Tempore."
List of the Parliament's Fleet in The Downs.
5 Sept. 1648.
A List of the Parliament's Fleet now at The
Downes and thereabouts, with the Names of
Robert Earl of Warwick,
Lord High Admiral, Captain Rob't Moulton, his
Captain Rich'd Haydock,
Sir George Ayscough, Rear
Captain John Bowen.
Captain Rich. Willoughby.
Captain Andrew Ball.
Captain James Peacocke.
Captain Tho. Harrison.
Captain John Mildmay.
Captain Francis Penrose.
Captain Rob't Nixon.
Captain John Edwine.
Captain Owen Cox.
Captain John Coppin,
Captain Wm. Brandley.
Captain Tho. Pacy.
Captain John Peirce.
Captain John Lambert.
Captain John Bowen,
Captain Wm. Jenins.
Hunter Dogger Boate,
|Yet about Colchester.,
Letter from the King, for Dr. Duck and Reves to attend Him.
Carisbrooke, 5 Sept. 1648.
My Lord and Mr. Speaker,
I have received your Letter of the 2d of this
Month, containing the Names of those who are to
treat with Me. And though they do not come at
the Time appointed, I shall not wonder; at first
judging it so short (in respect of my Two Houses,
not myself) that I did not imagine it could be kept
(as I then commanded Sir Peter Killegrew to tell by
Word of Mouth): And therefore it shall be far
from me to take Exception for their having elapsed
the appointed Time; for God forbid that either My
Two Houses or I should carp at Circumstances, to
give the least Impediment to this Treaty, much less
to hinder the happy Finishing of it. I say this the
rather, because I know not how it is possible (in this
I shall wish to be deceived) that in Forty Days Treaty
the many Distractions of these Kingdoms can be
settled; and if so, it were more than strange that
Time enough should not be given for the perfecting
of this most great and good Work; which as I will
not believe can be stuck on by My Two Houses,
so I am sure it shall never be, by
Your good Friend,
I think fit to tell you (because I believe
that in this Treaty there will be Use
of Civil Lawyers), I have sent for my
Advocate Rives, and Dr. Ducke.
"For the Lord Hunsdon Speaker of the
Lords House pro Tempore; and William Lenthall Speaker of the House of
Order for 200 l. to Sir Ja. Barry.
Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, That the Sum of Two Hundred
Pounds be bestowed upon, and paid unto, Sir James
Barry, for his present Maintenance; and that the
said Two Hundred Pounds be paid unto the said Sir
James Barry, the One Moiety out of the Rents and
Monies coming in by the Ordinances for Fifty Thousand Pounds for Ireland, and the other Moiety out
of the Arrears of the Ordinances for the Weekly
Assessments for Ireland, after former Engagements
upon those Ordinances first satisfied: And the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, and all other Persons who are intrusted with the Managing and Ordering of the Monies upon those Ordinances, are
hereby required to give Order for the Payment of
the said Two Hundred Pounds unto the said James
Barry accordingly; and the Acquittance of the said
Sir James Barry shall be a sufficient Discharge to
the Treasurers in this Behalf."
Lady Harcourt's Order Possession of the Estate granted to her in Ireland.
Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Colonel Jones, Governor of
Dublin, be hereby authorized and required to put the
Lady Anne Harecourt, the Relict of Sir Symon Harcourt, slain in the War of Ireland, or any Person
whom she shall authorize thereunto by Warrant
under Hand and Seal, into the Possession of the
Lands and Estates in Corballys, [ (fn. *) in Ireland,] in
Pursuance of the Ordinance of Parliament that disposes and settles the said Lands upon the Heirs of
the said Sir Symon Harcourt."
Order for 500 l. for Warcupp.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Sum of Five Hundred
Pounds be forthwith paid unto Samuell Warcupp Esquire, or his Assignee, by the Treasurers at Gouldsmiths Hall, out of the Fine of Sir Charles Keymish;
the said Samuell Warcupp having been at above Seven
Hundred Pounds Charge with such Prisoners as have
been committed by Order of Parliament to his Custody; and that the Acquittance of the said Samuell
Warcupp, or his Assignee, shall be a sufficient Discharge to the Treasurers at Gouldsmiths Hall, for the
Payment of the said Sum of Five Hundred Pounds
unto the said Samuell Warcupp, or his Assignee, accordingly."
Order for 174 l. 129. 6d. to Sir Ed. Dodsworth.
"Whereas the Sum of One Hundred Seventy-four
Pounds, Twelve Shillings, and Six Pence, a Remainder of an Arrear due to Sir Edward Dodsworth,
upon his Accompt, for his Entertainment in the Service
of the Parliament, was respited upon the Public
Faith: It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons
assembled in Parliament, That the said Sum of One
Hundred Seventy-four Pounds, Twelve Shillings,
Six Pence, respited upon the Public Faith as aforesaid, in Consideration of the present and instant Necessities of the said Sir Edward Dodsworth and his
Family. and for Relief thereof, be forthwith paid
unto the said Sir Edward Dodsworth, or his Assignee,
by the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies usually sitting at Habberdash'rs Hall."
Report, &c. concerning Grosvenor's Sequestration.
"Die Mercurii, 16 Aug. 1648.
At the Committee of Lords and Commons for
In the Case of Walter Grosvenor Esquire, upon
the Report of Mr. Bradshawe (to whom it was referred, a Copy whereof is hereunto annexed, and
attested with the Clerk's Hand of this Committee),
reading the Depositions and Proofs returned from
the Committee of Staffordsheir, and hearing of
Counsel on the Behalf of the said Mr. Grosvenor,
and long Debate of the Matter: It is the Opinion
of this Committee, and so resolved, That the said
Mr. Grosvener is sequestrable by the Letter of the
Ordinance for Sequestration; but, in respect it doth
not appear that he hath acted any Thing against the
Parliament, but was driven away from his Dwelling
for Fear of the Enemy, do think fit, and order, that
his Case be reported to both Houses of Parliament,
as a Subject fit for their Favour; and that the Right
Honourable Dudley Lord North be desired to report
the same to the House of Peers; and Mr. Serjeant
Wyld, Mr. Pclham, or any other Members of this
Committee, to the House of Commons.
"Intr. R. Vaughan.
"Die Martis, 29 Aug. 1648.
The Case of Walter Grosvenor Esquire, upon
the Proofs returned, appears to be this.
Mr. Grosvenor, an aged Gentleman, above Sixty,
in Summer 1643, living near Three of the Enemy's
Garrisons (fn. *) in Staffordsheir, and within their Power,
did, for Fear of their Violence, repair to a Friend's
House near Salopp, where he stayed a Month, and
after that Six Weeks and Three Days in the Town
of Salop, living there very privately; and then returned, (videlicet,) upon the 25th of July, 1643,
to his own Home, where he hath continued ever since;
no Proof at all being of any Acting or ill Office by
him against the Parliament; but certified, that, in
August 1643, he advanced Fifty Pounds to the Parliament's Use, upon their Propositions, and ever duly
paid all Contributions and Taxes.
Whereupon, this being his Case, upon his Appeal to the Lords and Commons for Sequestrations, they have thought fit to recommend
him to the Two Houses, as a Subject fit for
Intr. R. Vaughan.
Depositions of Witnesses produced on the Behalf of Walter Grosvenor, of Bisbury, in
the County of Stafford, Esquire, taken at Stafford, the 6th Day of July, 1648, before the
Committee for Sequestrations for that County.
"William Foster the Younger, of Ford Houses, in the
County of Stafford, Husbandman, deposeth, That,
upon the 25th Day of July, 1643, the said Walter
Grosvenor, having formerly been in the Town and
Garrison of Shrewsbury, then kept for the King,
came the same Day unto the House of William Scott,
of Colford Grange, Gentleman, which is Fourteen
Miles from Shrewsbury, where he remained some
few Days; and that, after the said 25th Day of
July, the said Walter Grosvenor never returned unto,
or lived within, the said Town, or Garrison of Shrewsbury, nor never was in Arms, or acted against the
Parliament, as he very believeth; and the Premises
this Deponent knoweth to be true, for that he then
was a Household Servant, and did many Times wait
and attend upon the said Mr. Grosvenor: And this
Deponent verily believeth, the Cause that induced
the said Mr. Grosvenor to leave his House was, for
Fear of the King's Soldiers, there being then Three
Garrisons of the King's about him, and the furthest
not above Six Miles distant; and but One of the
Parliament's, which was Nine Miles from his Master's
"William Scott, of Colford Grange, in the County of
Salopp, Gentleman, sworn and examined, deposeth,
That he doth very well remember, that the said Walter
Grosvenor having been, as he himself acknowledgeth,
in the Town of Shrewsbury, then the King's Garrison, came to this Deponent's House, which is Fourteen Miles from the said Town, upon the 25th Day
of July, 1643, where he remained some few Days;
and verily believeth he never afterwards returned to
the said Town, and also believeth that he never
was in Arms, or acted against the Parliament.
"Ann, the Wife of the said William Scott, sworn
and examined, deposeth, That she doth very well
remember, that the said Mr. Grosvenor having been,
as he himself acknowledged, in the Town of Shrewsbury, then the King's Garrison, came unto this Deponent's Husband's House (which is Fourteen Miles
from the said Town), upon the 25th Day of July,
1643, where he remained some few Days; and
verily believeth, he never afterwards returned to
the said Town; and also believeth, that the said
Mr. Grosvenor never was in Arms or acted against
"William Creswell, of Mosely, in the County of
Stafford, Husbandman, sworn and examined, deposeth, That, since the 25th Day of July, 1643, the
said Walter Grosvenor never returned nor was at
Shrewsbury, nor ever bore Arms, or acted against
the Parliament; and believes, that the Cause wherefore he went from his House was, for Fear of the
King's Soldiers, Dudley Castle being distant from him
Five or Six Miles, Rushell House Four Miles, and
Chillington House Three Miles, and all of them Garrisons for the King at that Time; and the Parliament having but One, to wit, Stafford, which was
Nine Miles from him.
"The Mark of (M Wm. Creswell."
Edmund Ashenburst, of The Old Parke, near Dudly, in the County of Stafford, Gentleman, sworn
and examined, deposeth, That he hath seen a Letter
from His Majesty, directed to Colonel Leveson, Governor of Dudly Castle, to call many Staffordsheir
Gentlemen to aid and assist Him against the Parliament; amongst whom the said Mr. Grosvenor was
One of the Gentlemen that was to be called in, as
he verily believeth; and is persuaded that the said
Mr. Grosvenor did not go to the said Colonel Leveson,
or ever acted against the Parliament, for that he did
never hear that he did at any Time act against them;
and if he had, he presumes he should have heard of
it, living so near the Castle as he doth and did.
Margarett Grosvenor, Wife of Walter Grosvenor,
aforesaid, sworn and examined, deposeth, That she
hath seen a Letter from Colonel Leveson, in His Majesty's Name, to require divers Gentlemen to be aiding and assisting to the said Colonel Leveson; and
amongst the rest her Husband was One of them: But
she denies that ever he went to Dudley Castle upon
that Letter, or ever acted against the Parliament, save
only in his going to Shrewsbury, which was, as she
believes, for Fear of the King's Soldiers about him.
And further deposeth, That, during his Absence from
his own House, he did voluntarily advance Fifty
Pounds to the Committee of the County of Stafford,
for the Parliament's Service.
"Margarett (M. G.) Grosvenor.
"Vera Copia, ex'r per me,
R. Vaughan, Cler. Com."
In Obedience to your Command, we have given
Mr. Walter Grosvenor of Bushbury, in our County, the
Heads of his Charge concerning our sequestering of
his Estate; which was, the leaving of his House at
Bushbury aforesaid, the usual Place of his Abode, and
living in the King's Garrison of Salop; which we
came to the Knowledge of by his own Consession,
and is all the Charge we have aginst him. He hath
produced some Witnesses on his Behalf, to shew the
small Time he stayed in Salop, and the Causes wherefore he went from his House; whose Depositions we
have here inclosed sent to you; and do leave the
Proceedings herein to your Consideration, and rest
Stafford, 6th of July, 1648.
Most humble Servants,
For the Right Honourable the Committee of Lords
and Commons for Sequestrations. These.
Vera Copia, ex'r per me,
"R. Vaughan, Cler. Com."
The 23th of August, 1643.
"Received, the Day and Year above written, of
Walter Grosvenor, of Bushbury, in the County of Stafford, Esquire, the Sum of Fifty Pounds, in Goods
and Money, which he advanceth in Part upon the
Propositions, according to the Ordinance of Parliament: Wherefore we desire all Captains, Officers, and
Soldiers, which serve for the King and Parliament
within this County, that they forbear to molest the
Person, or plunder the Goods, of the abovesaid Walter Grosvenor.
To the Honourable Committee for Compositions
with Delinquents, sitting at Gouldsmiths Hall.
We, whose Names are under-written, at the Request of Walter Grosvenor, of Bushbury, in the County
of Stafford, Esquire, do certify, That, at the Beginning of these Times, as he hath acknowledged, he
did sometimes, for Fear of the Violence of Soldiers,
leave his House, and went to a Friend's House near
the Town of Salopp; and from thence, after a Month's
Stay, he went to the Town of Salop, where he abode
for the Space of Six Weeks and Three Days, and no
more (during which Time, as we are credibly informed and verily believe, he lived very privately, and
never bore any Arms, being aged Sixty-five Years);
neither did he give any Advice or Council to the
Enemy: Neither have we at any Time received any
Information that he hath done any ill Office against
us; but hath from Time to Time duly paid all such
Contributions, Taxes, and Payments, as have been
imposed upon him, ever since his Return to his own
House; which is now more than Three Years since,
as by several Receipts and Acquittances shewed unto
us doth plainly appear. All which (as it is attested
by his Affidavit hereunto annexed) so it is credibly
believed of us to be true; which we leave to your
grave Considerations, and rest
Dat. Nov. 18th, 1648.
Your loving Friends,
I am informed, by a Gentleman
whom I dare credit, that this
Certificate is true.
Order for 50 l. to Mrs. Nicholson.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, That the Sum of Fifty Pounds be
forthwith paid, upon Accompt, unto Dorothy Nicholson, the Wife of Captain Lieutenant Edward Nicholson,
deceased, in Part of his Arrears; and that the said
Fifty Pounds be forthwith paid unto the said Dorothy
Nicholson, or her Assignee, for the present Relief of
her and her Family, and for the Interment of her
said deceased Husband, by Order of the Committee
of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies usually sitting at Habberdash'rs Hall: And the present
and instant Necessities of the said Dorothy Nicholson
and her Family are especially recommended to the
Consideration of that Committee."
Burton to be instituted to Kirk Dighton;
Ordered, That Doctor Bennett give Institution and
Induction unto Ricahrd Burton Clerk, Master of Arts,
and Fellow of Trinity Colledge in Cambridge, unto the
Rectory of Kirke Deighton, in the West Riding, in Com.
Yorke, void by the Death of the last Incumbent; salvo
Jure cujuscunque: The University of Cambridge, Patron.
Kaye to Heath;
Ordered, That Doctor Aylett give Institution and
Induction unto Thomas Kay Clerk, Master of Arts, to
the Rectory of Heath, in the County of Derby, void by
the voluntary Cession of Ciprian Banbury, the late Incumbent; salvo Jure cujuscunque: Presentation under the
Hand and Seal of Wm. Earl of Devonsheir, Patron.
Sanderson to Egton;
Ordered, That Doctor Bennett give Institution and
Induction unto Roger Sanderson Clerk, Master of Arts,
to the Vicarage of Egton, in the County of Bedds, void
by the Death of John West Clerk, the last Incumbent;
salvo, &c. Presentation of Trinity Hall, in Cambridge.
and Potter to Sturton.
Ordered, That Doctor Bennett give Institution and
Induction unto Nath. Potter Clerk, Master of Arts, to
the Rectory of Sturton, in Com. Warr. salvo Jure, &c.:
Presentation under the Great Seal.