DIE Sabbati, 15 die Martii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Corbett.
Ds. Grey of Warke, Speaker.
Order for Mr. Clarke to be Minister of Westwinche.
Ordered, That Sir Nathaniell Brent shall institute
and induct Mathew Clerke, Master of Arts, to the Rectory
of Westwinche, in the County of Norfolke; having received
the Great Seal of England, and the Bishop of that Diocese refusing to give him Institution and Induction.
Message from the H. C. with Ordinances.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Nicolls, &c.
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in these Particulars:
1. An Ordinance for Advance of One Thousand
Pounds, for the Garrison of Abingdon.
Agreed to, with a small Alteration.
2. An Ordinance concerning some Maintenance for
the Town and Fort of Plymouth, &c. upon the Tenth
Part of the Imposition of Currants. (Here enter it.).
Read Thrice, and Agreed to.
3. An Ordinance for continuing and the paying of
the Kentish Regiment now at Plymouth. (Here enter it.)
Read, and Agreed to.
4. An Ordinance for settling a Maintenance upon the
Garrison of Gloucester, out of the Imposition for Currants. (Here enter it.)
Read, and Agreed to.
5. An Addition of Names to the Committee for the
County of Worcester. (Here enter it.)
with Officers Names;
6. To approve of Captain Muskett, to be a Captain in
Sir Tho. Fairefaix's Regiment of Foot.
7. To approve of Captain Bamfield, to be Captain in
Colonel Ingoldsbye's Regiment of Foot.
with Committees for Huntingdon;
8. To desire Concurrence, to approve of John Castle
and Rob't Harvey Esquires, and Jervase Fullwood Gentleman, to be added to the Committees of Huntingdon,
to put in Execution the several Ordinances of Parliament in that County.
for the Isle of Ely;
9. To desire Concurrence of Humberston March and
John Towes Esquires, to be added to the Committees of
the Isle of Ely, to put the several Ordinances of Parliament in Execution in the said Isle.
10. To desire Concurrence, that Edmund Smyth, Albane Coxe, Wm. Foxwest, Toby Combes, Wm. Briggs, be
added to the Committee of the County of Hertford, to
put in Execution the several Ordinances of Parliament
in that County.
11. To desire Concurrence, for divers Persons to be
added to the Committee for the Militia, and all other
the Public Occasions, in the Town and County of Leycester.
Respited until Monday next.
and to expedite the List for the new Model of the Army.
12. To desire their Lordships would please to give
Expedition in the List of the Officers that are to be
employed in the Army under Sir Tho. Fairefaix.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will send an Answer by Messengers
of their own to the Ordinance for sending One Thousand Pounds to the Garrison of Abingdon, and the Persons to be added to the Committee at Leycester: To all
the rest, their Lordships do (fn. *) agree.
The Earl of Manchester reported what the Committee
hath drawn up to be offered to the House, concerning
the List of Officers; which was read, as followeth:
Resolutions concerning the List for the new Model of the Army.
"The Lords do adhere to their Exceptions against
such Persons nominated by Sir Thomas Fairefax in this
List, to be Officers in the new Model of the Army,
against whom they did formerly except; and in regard, by the Ordinance of Parliament concerning the
raising of this new Army, the approving or disapproving of such as Sir Thomas Fairefax shall nominate
is left free to the Houses of Parliament, they conceive
that, as far as this Power relates to them, they have
discharged their Duty, by their excepting against
those Persons left out in this List; and this they have
done with due Regard to the Defence and Safety of
"They further conceive it may prove very inconvenient to declare and publish the Grounds and Reasons
of their Votes and Resolutions in Things Personal,
which may tend much to the nourishing of Differences,
unto the protracting of Time.
"And they hold it necessary to be the more circumspect at this Time in their Approbation of such Officers as shall be employed in this Army, because this
Army is intended to be the chief visible Strength
upon which we are to rely for the Safety of the Parliament and Kingdom.
"The Lords do wave their former Recommendation
to Sir Thomas Fairefaix, and leave it to him to nominate Persons in the Places of those whom they have
Ordered, That this be communicated to the House
of Commons at a Conference.
Lords who have Passes to go abroad.
Ordered, That a List be made, against Monday
Morning next, of such Lords as have Passes to go beyond the Seas.
Parker's Petition, for Money due to him.
A Petition of Henry Parker was read, touching Two
Hundred and Forty Pounds owing to him by the State,
for Service done; and Ordered to be recommended to
the House of Commons.
Ordinance for Martial Law.
Next, the Ordinance concerning Martial Law was
read the Third Time, and approved of; and Ordered
to be sent to the House of Commons, for their Concurrence.
Message to the H. C. for a Conference about the new Model of the Army.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edw. Leech and Mr. Page:
To desire a Conference, concerning the List of the
Message to them, with Two Ordinances;
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Mr. Serjeant Fynch, &c.
To desire their Concurrence in the Alteration of the
Ordinance for One Thousand Pounds to be sent to
2. To desire Concurrence in the Ordinance for Martial Law.
and about Two Petitions.
3. To recommend the Petition of Henry Parker.
4. To desire that the Petition of Mary Nicholson may
be referred to the Committee of Lords and Commons for
Answers from the H. C.
Sir Edw. Leech, &c. returns with this Answer:
That the House of Commons will give a present Conference, as is desired.
Mr. Serjeant Fynch returned with this Answer:
That the House of Commons agrees to the Alteration
in the Ordinance concerning One Thousand Pounds to
be sent to Abingdon. To the rest of the Particulars,
they will send an Answer by Messengers of their
(fn. *) own.
E. of Chesterfield to be sent to, about a Suit in Chancery against him.
It was moved, "That the Commissioners of the Great
Seal desired to know of this House, whether they
should write and send a Letter to the Earl of Chesterfield, who is a Prisoner to the Parliament, to answer
and appear in the Chancery, to a Suit commenced
against him there, at the Prosecution of."
And the House Ordered, That, in this Case, the
Commissioners may send a Letter to him to that Purpose.
The Lords went to the Conference; and the House
was adjourned till Monday Morning, at Four a Clock.
Ordinance for continuing and paying the Kentish Regiment at Plymouth.
"Whereas the County of Kent hath not only, upon
all Occasions, manifested a Readiness to defend their
own Liberties, but, out of their singular good Affections, have extended their Assistance to the remotest
Parts of this Realm, where Need was, and have
levied of themselves, and paid, a Regiment under the
Command of Colonel Birch, in the Town of Plymouth, being a Place of great Importance and Consequence, which Regiment hath done good Service
there; and the Committee for the Safety of the said
Town of Plymouth having taken into their serious
Considerations all Wants and Means to defend the
said Place, and finding that the same cannot be done
without the Continuance of further Assistance from
the said County of Kent for some longer Time, the
Wealth of the Inhabitants of the said Town being
totally exhausted by Two Years and a Half Siege,
Decay of Trade, Free Billet, and other heavy and
great Pressures on them, did treat with the Committee
of the said County of Kent for some Aid in that Behalf; and whereas the Committee for the said County, upon the said Treaty, have condescended to pay
all Arrears due to the said Regiment till the First
Day of February last past, and also to recruit and pay
the same for Four Months next ensuing the said First
Day of February, if the Garrison of Plymouth shall be
so long continued, provided that there be allowed to
the said County of Kent, out of the Proportion assessed and charged upon the said County, by the Ordinance for the new Model, as followeth; that is to
say, out of the Seven Thousand and Seventy Pounds
charged by the said Ordinance upon the said County,
for the Tenth and last Month, so much as shall be laid
out and disbursed by the Committee of the said County for the present Recruit of the said Regiment,
and for the Pay thereof for the said Four Months,
and as shall be laid out for the Return of the said
Regiment with their Arms to the said County at the
End of the said Time: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, having taken the Premises
into their serious and weighty Consideration, do Ordain and Declare, and be it hereby Ordained and
Declared, That the said Committee for the County
of Kent, in Consideration of the Premises, shall be allowed, out of the Tenth Month's Proportion, so much
as shall be disbursed by them for the said Recruit,
Pay of the said Regiment for the said Four Months,
and for the Return of the said Regiment and Arms
unto the County of Kent at the End and Expiration
of the said Time; and the Committee of the said
County of Kent are hereby authorized and impowered
to call back the said Regiment, at the End of the said
Four Months; and it is Declared and Ordained, That
the said Regiment, being so called back, shall be,
and are hereby, discharged from any further Service
in the said Garrison at Plymouth; and in case it shall
be thought fit, by the said Committee of the said
County of Kent, at the Instance of the said Committee
for the Safety of Plymouth (the Necessity and Juncture of Affairs so requiring), that the said Regiment
shall not be returned, with their Arms, at the End
of the said Four Months, to the said County of Kent,
that then the said Committee of the said County of
Kent be also allowed, out of the said Tenth Month's
Proportion, such Charges as they have disbursed for
raising and arming the said Regiment; and the said
Lords and Commons do hereby accept, approve, and
confirm, all and singular the Premises, and the Readiness and Good-will of the said County of Kent; and
do Ordain and Declare, That the said County of
Kent be allowed, out of the said Tenth Month, according to the Propositions aforementioned, and that
they be enabled hereby to recruit, pay, and re-call,
the said Regiment as aforesaid, to reimburse themselves as aforesaid: And the said County of Kent,
being so reimbursed as aforesaid, if there shall then
be any Overplus of the said Tenth Month's Proportion remaining, it is hereby Ordained and Declared,
That the said Overplus be accounted for by the said
Committee of the County of Kent, unto the Use of
Ordinance to continue the One for the additional Duty on Currants to be employed for the Defence of Plymouth.
"The Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, finding it most necessary, as they are most willing that all Means formerly provided for the Relief
and Maintenance of the Town, Garrison, and Fort of
Plymouth, and the Island of St. Nicholas, should be
continued and be paid, for the Supportation and Subsistence of the same, do Order and Ordain, That the
Ordinance of the 23th of September, 1644, for and
concerning One Tenth Part added more of Customs
and Subsidies for the Defence of the Town and Fort
of Plymouth, and the Isle of St. Nicholas, which was
to have Continuance, from the 29th Day of the same
September, for and during the Space of Six Months,
and no longer, shall be, and is hereby Declared
and Ordained to be, in Force, and to have Continuance, until the 29th Day of September, which shall
be in the Year of our Lord 1645.
"Provided always, and it is further Ordained, That
all Currants imported into this Kingdom shall be
liable to pay, and shall pay, all such Customs and
other Duties, and under such Penalties and Seizures,
as any Goods, Wares, or Merchandize, doth or shall
pay, for or towards the Relief or Defence of the
Town or Fort of Plymouth, the Isle of St. Nicholas, the Town of Poole, and Lyme, and Places adjacent."
Ordinance for a Maintenance for Gloucester, out of the Duty on Currants.
"Whereas, by Ordinance of Parliament, bearing
Date Die Veneris, 21 Februarii, 1644, it is Ordained (inter alia), That One Third Part of the Profit that shall arise out of the Customs payable upon
Currants shall be appropriated to the Garrison of
Gloucester: It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords
and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the
Commissioners of the Customs shall, from Time to
Time, during the Continuance of the said Ordinance, pay over all the said Third Part of the Profit that shall arise out of the Customs payable upon
Currants, unto Nathaniell Stephens, Thomas Hodges, and
Thomas Pury, Esquires, Members of the House of
Commons, for the Use of the Garrison of Gloucester,
upon Accompt (if the said Garrison be continued
a Garrison), taking their Receipts for the same;
which shall be to the said Commissioners, and
every of them, a sufficient Discharge in that Behalf."
The Names of Gentlemen added to the Committee
Committees for Worcester.
Sir Thomas Rowse Baronet.
Thomas Greves Esquire.
William Lygon Esquire.
John Egwicke Esquire.
Will'm Browne Esquire.