Die Jovis, 3 Aprilis.
Prayers, by Mr. Newcomen.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
Ordinance for Protection of Wind for Great Park.
An Ordinance for Protection of the Great Park
at Windsore, was read Thrice, and Agreed; and Ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, for their
Raystrick's Petition, for Redress against Colonel Stepkin, for wounding his Wife.
Upon reading the Petition of Robert Raystricke; complaining, "That Colonel Peter Stepkin hath dangerously wounded his Wife; and desires he may be permitted to take the Benefit of the Law against him
Colonel Stepkin freed from his Arrest, but Raystrick Leave to proceed against him.
It is Ordered, That the said Colonel Stepkins shall
be released from his Imprisonment, according to the
former Order of this House, and have his Privilege
as One in Actual Service of the Parliament, for what
concerns his Debts; but as concerning his wounding
of Jane Raystricke, this House leaves him to be proceeded against according to the Law, and as he hath
put in Security before Sir John Wollaston so to do.
Ordinance for raising Money in Lincolnshire.
Next, the Ordinance for raising Monies upon the
County of Lyncolne, for the Service of that County,
was read the Second and Third Time, and Agreed to.
(Here enter it.)
Remainder of the Money belonging to Mr. Wincupp, that was seized by Captain Taylor, to be restored.
The House was informed, "That Eleven Hundred
and Eleven Pounds, Nineteen Shillings, and Seven
Pence, (fn. *) Money belonging to Mr. John Wincupp, of
Laughton, in Lyncolncshire, was formerly seized, in a
Wherry, by Captain John Taylor, and by him delivered into the Hands of the Treasurers upon Propositions for Money and Plate in London;" and
whereas the Committee for the Safety directed their
Warrant, 24 August, 1643, to the Treasurers of Propositions, for the returning of the said Money unto the
said Mr. Wincupp, and that the said Treasurers deny to
pay One Hundred and Twenty-one Pounds, Two Shillings, Part of the same, for that the said Captain Taylor received so much of it by their Lordships Warrant, it
was Ordered, by the (fn. †) Committee of the Safety, that
the said One Hundred and Twenty-one Pounds, Two
Shillings, should be paid to the Earl of Lincolne; the
said Mr. Wincupp, who is Tenant to the said Earl, having
assigned the same unto him, for Rent due unto his Lordship; and because the said One Hundred and Twenty-one
Pounds, Two Shillings, hath not been paid according to
the said Order: It is Ordered, That it be recommended
to the House of Commons, by the next Message, that
Sir Gilbert Gerard may be Ordered to pay the said One
Hundred and Twenty-one Pounds, Two Shillings, to the
Earl of Lincolne.
Ordinance concerning Rutland.
Ordered, That the Ordinance concerning Rutlandshire shall be taken into Consideration To-morrow.
Ordinance to exclude Members of either House from holding Offices.
Next, the House was adjourned into a Committee
during Pleasure, to consider of the Ordinance for discharging the Members of both Houses from enjoying
any Office, Military or Civil.
The House being resumed, the said Ordinance was
read the Third Time, and unanimously Agreed to.
(Here enter it.)
Conference to be had about it.
And it was Resolved, by the House, To have a Conference, to acquaint them with the passing this Ordinance.
Committee to prepare Heads for it.
Ordered, That these Lords following shall draw
up and prepare what they think fit to present to this
House, to be offered to the House of Commons, at a
Conference, when they are acquainted with the passing
of this Ordinance, upon those Particulars as were in
Debate in the House this Day, or any Thing else as they
shall think fit:
|L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Any Five, to meet this Afternoon, at Five of the
Clock, and when afterwards they please.
Any Lord as will come is to have Vote.
Messtenes Gray a Pass.
Ordered, That Mr. Wm. Grey, and Mr. Thomas
Grey, with Four Servants, (fn. *) and their Trunks, shall have
a Pass, to go beyond the Seas.
Protectiontion for Lady Wottons Seat near Canterbury.
Upon reading the Petition of Hester Viscountess
Campden: It is Ordered, That an Order shall be
granted, to prohibit the cutting of Trees, about a House
of the Lady Wottons her Mother, called, near
Canterbury, the cutting down whereof will desace and
blemish the Seat.
Lieutenant Wells freed from his Arrest.
Ordered, That Lieutenant Welles shall be forthwith released from his Imprifonment, he being in actual
Service of the Parliament.
Ordinsnce for raising Monies in the County of Lincoln.
"Whereas the County of Lincolne hath raised a
considerable Number of Horse, Foot, and Dragoons,
for their necessary Defence, and must be at great
Charges in maintaining the same, and in providing
other Things requisite for the Defence and Safety of
the said County, and, without the raising of Monies
to defray the Charge, the County cannot be preserved
in such Safety as is necessary: It is therefore Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament
assembled, and by Authority of the same, That,
for the Intents and Purposes aforesaid, there shall be
Monthly charged, rated, taxed, and levied, upon the
said County, from the First of January, 1644, the
Sum of Two Thousand and Eight Hundred Pounds,
until the First of July, 1645 († if in the mean Time
the Two Garrisons of Newarke and Belvoyer shall not
be reduced to the Obedience of the King and Parliament): And be it further Ordained, That every
Person and Persons that were, or ought to be, assessed
or taxed, by virtue of an Ordinance of Parliament,
intituled, "An Ordinance for raismg and maintaining
of Forces, for the Defence of the Kingdom, under
the Command of Sir Thomas Fairefax Knight, "shall
be assessed and taxed by this present Ordinance in
the same Manner as they are, or ought to be, assessed
and taxed by virtue of the before-mentioned Ordinance; and shall be liable to as great Forfeitures and
Penalties for not paying the Sam or Sums to be
assessed upon them, as they should or mrght have been
if the same had been assessed by the before-mentioned
Ordinance; and the Persons or Committees named
in the said Ordinance, together with William Oldfeild,
James Harrington, Thomas Williamson, John Welthorpe,
Humphrey Walcott, Thomas Copledicke, William Lister,
Edward Nelthorpe, and Richard Williamson, Esquires,
Michaell Munckton Gentleman, Francis Fisher, Barnaby
Bontell, Esquires, William Thompson, Richard Filkin,
William Davison, John Disney, Richard Bryan, John
Wincopp, and Nebemia Rawson, Gentlemen, are, by
virtue hereof, added to them, for the assessing,
collecting, and levying of the said Monies, in the said
County; are named and trusled in thrs Ordinance, and
have as full Power and Authority given them, by this
Ordinance, to nominate and appoint Collectors and
Assessors, and to levy, distrain, fine, and imprison, and
sequester, as they, or any of them, have by virtue of
the said last mentioned Ordinance; and if any Person
or Persons shall sind him or themselves aggrieved at
any Assessment made by virtue of this Ordinance, and
shall make their Complaint unto any Three or more
of the Committee before whom the Assessment was
allowed, that then the said Committee, or any Three
or more of them, shall have Power hereby to do therein
what shall be sit.
"And the said Collectors shall pay the several
Sums by them collected and levied unto William
Bury Gentleman, Treasurer, who is to issue forth the
same for the Use and Service of the said County, by
the Vote of the major Part of the Deputy Lieutenants, or any Three of them present, and by their
Order, in Pursuance thereof, under their Hands, and
not otherwise: And it is further Ordained, That Two
Pence Half-penny in the Pound shall be allowed for
every Sum of Money which shall be collected and
paid, whereof One Penny shall be for the several
Collectors, One Penny for the said Treasurer, and
One Half-penny for the Clerks Pains; and the Treasurer aforesaid shall keep a Register-book of the
several Sums received and paid out by him; and the
said Committees, or any Three of them, shall have
hereby Power and Authority given them, to call all
Treasurers, Collectors, and others, that have, or at
any Time shall be thought to have, any of the said
Monies in their Hands, to an Accompt; and if any
of them shall refuse to accompt, or to pay in the
Monies wherewith they are charged, that the said
Committees, or any Three of them, shall fine them
Double the Sum charged upon them; which if it be
not paid within Six Days after the Sum is set, and
Notice thereof left at his or their Dwelling-house, it
shall be lawful to and for the said Committee to issue
their Warrants, to distrain for the same; and if there
be not sufficient Distress wherewith to satisfy, [ (fn. *) then
the said Committees] may imprison the Offender
herein, and sequester his Estate, until the Money
charged and the Fine set be levied and paid; and in
case the said Treasurer or Collectors shall refuse or
neglect to levy or receive the Sums of Money to be
assessed and set by virtue of this Ordinance, it shall
be lawful for the said Committees, or any Three of
them, to fine the said Treasurer or Collectors, not
exceeding the Sum of Twenty Pounds, and to levy
the same by Way of Distress and the Sale of their
Goods, or by Imprisonment, as they shall think fit:
And it is further Ordained, That there shall be Five
of the aforesaid Committee constantly residing in the
said County, the First Five to be nominated by the
Committee now residing at Lincolne, who are to meet
upon Notice given unto them, or left at their Dwellings, Six Days before; and they to continue One
Fortnight, and then Two of them to be released, and
the other Two upon like Notice by them to be nominated and appointed to come into their Rooms; and
then, at the Month's End, the other Three to be
released, and Three more upon like Notice by them
to be nominated and appointed to come in their
Rooms; and so successively to go through the whole
Committee: And it is further Ordained, That the
said Committee shall have Power to receive, out of
the Revenues belonging to the Cathedral Church of
Lincolne, Three Hundred Pounds Yearly, which they
are to pay and allow to such Ministers as shall continue
with them in the City of Lincolne, and bestow their
Pains there, until Two able Ministers shall be settled
there, according to the Order of the House of Commons in that Case lately made.
"Provided always, That this present Tax and Levy
shall not extend to the Inhabitants or Towns and Places
of Malberthorpe, Withurne cum Staine, Strooby cum
Woodthorpe, and Maltby, in respect of their great Loss
lately sustained by (fn. *) the Inundation of the Sea."
"An Ordinance for the discharging of the Members of both Houses from all Offices, both
Military and Civil.
Ordinance to exclude Members of either House from holding of Offices, Civil or Military.
"Be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That all and every of the Members
of either House of Parliament shall be, and by Authority of this Ordinance are, discharged, at the End of
Forty Days after the passing of this Ordinance, of and
from all and every Office or Command, Military or
Civil, granted or conferred by both or either of the
said Houses of this present Parliament, or by any
Authority derived from both or either of them, since
the Twentieth Day of November, 1640: And be it
further Ordained, That all other Governors and Commanders of any Island, Town, Castle, or Fort, and
all other Colonels, and Officers inferior to Colonels,
in the several Armies, not being Members of either of
the said Houses of Parliament, shall, according to their
respective Commissions, continue in their several Places
and Commands, wherein they were employed and
intrusted the Twentieth Day of March, 1644, as if this
Ordinance had not been made; and that the Vice Admiral, Rear Admiral, and all other Captains and other
inferior Officers in the Fleet, shall, according to their
several and respective Commissions, continue in their
several Places and Commands, wherein they were
employed and intrusted the said Twentieth Day of
March, 1644, as if this Ordinance had not been made:
Provided always, and it is further Ordained and Declared, That, during this War, the Benefit of all
Offices, being neither Military nor Judicial, hereafter
to be granted, or any Way to be appointed, to any
Person or Persons, by both or either House of Parliament, or by Authority derived from thence, shall
go and inure to such Public Uses as both Houses of
Parliament shall appoint; and the Grantees, and Persons executing all such Offices, shall be accountable to
the Parliament for all the Profits and Perquisites
thereof, and shall have no Profit out of any such
Office, other than a competent Salary for the Execution of the same, in such Manner as both Houses of
Parliament shall Order and Ordain: Provided, That
this Ordinance shall not extend to take away any the
Power and Authority of any Lieutenancy, or Deputy
Lieutenancy, in the several Counties, Cities, or Places;
or of any Custos Rotulorum; or of any Commission for
Justice of Peace, or Sewers; or of any Commission of
Oyer and Terminer, or Gaol Delivery: Provided
always, and it is hereby Declared, That those Members of either House, who had Offices by Grant from
His Majesty before this Parliament, and were by His
Majesty displaced sitting this Parliament, and have
since by Authority of both Houses been restored,
shall not by this Ordinance be discharged from their
said Offices, or Profits thereof; but shall enjoy the
same, any Thing in this Ordinance to the contrary