Die Sabbati, 5 die Aprilis.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Corbett.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Colonel Sterling and Lady Moore's Petition, for Subsistence.
The Petition of Colonel Robert Sterling, and the
Lady Jane Moore his Wife, was read; shewing,
That they have received great Losses by reason of
the Rebellion in Ireland, whereby they are not able
to subsist; therefore desire that some Supply may be
given them, for their present Subsistence."
It is Ordered, To be recommended to the House of
Commons, by the next Message.
Ordinance concerning Rutland.
The Earl of Stamford reported, "That the Committee have considered of the Ordinance concerning
Rutlandshire; and they think it fit to pass, with the
Addition of some Names to be of the Committee."
Which this House Agreed to.
Lord Savill, Leave to live at Ashley-house in Surrey, for the Air.
A Petition of the Lord Savill was read; shewing,
"That whereas he hath, by their Lordships Favour
and Goodness, the Liberty of living in this City,
within the Lines of Communication, under an Engagement of Honour not to transgress the same
without their Lordships Leave first obtained; now the
Petitioner is so afflicted with a languishing Disease,
contracted by a long and tedious Imprisonment, that
he is advised by his Physicians to live in a Country
Air, as the most probable Means for his Recovery:
He doth therefore most humbly beseech their Lordships, so far to consider of his unhappy Condition, as
to confine him to some Place out of this City, with
such Limitations as their Lordships shall be pleased to
appoint, until such Time as it shall please God to
give him better Health, and more enable him to shew
his real Affections to the Parliament, in such a Sort
as may remove all Jealousies and Fears of him, and
confirm him in their Lordships good Opinion; which
is the only Thing he shall both endeavour and doth
Hereupon this House Ordered, That the Lord
Savill hath hereby leave to live at Ashly House, in the
County of Surry; and hath Liberty to take the Air for
his Health, within Five Miles Distance from the said
Place; his Lordship remaining upon the same Engagement of Honour which formerly he gave to this House
for his Liberty to live within the Line of Communication.
Ordinance for fortifying Christ Church.
Next, the Ordinance for cutting of Woods, for the
fortifying of Christ Church, in Hampshire, was read the
Third Time, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
Ordinance for tendering an Oath to those who come from the King's Quarters.
The House was adjourned into a Committee during
Pleasure, to take into Consideration the Ordinance for
an Oath to be given to these Persons that are or shall
come out of the King's Quarters.
The House being resumed, the said Ordinance was
read the Third Time, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
Ordered, That this Ordinance be forthwith printed
Ordinance for the Arrears in the Earl of Manchester's Association.
Next, was read an Order for levying the Arrear in
the Earl of Manchester's Association, and Agreed to.
(Here enter it.)
Colonel Stepkins, a Habeas Corpus.
Ordered, That a Habeas Corpus be issued out, to
bring Colonel Stepkins before this House, Corpus cum
Causa, that so he may be delivered from his Imprisonment by this House.
Captain Hambleton to be freed from an Arrest.
Upon reading the Petition of Captain George Hambleton; complaining, "That he lieth in Prison at Hartford,
Hereupon it is Ordered, That the said George
Hambleton shall be released from his present Imprisonment, for what concerns his Debts, he being in actual
Service of the Parliament, unless just Cause be shewed
to this House to the contrary (fn. *) within Six Days after
States Ambassadors to have Audience.
Ordered, That this House will give Audience to
The States Ambassadors on Monday Morning next; and
that the Master of the Ceremonies give Notice to the
Ambassadors hereof And the Lords to have Notice,
to be present at the House.
Message to the H. C. about it;
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath, containing these Particulars:
1. To signify to them, that this House hath appointed to give Audience to The States Ambassadors on Monday Morning next.
with Ordinances, &c. and Colonel Sterling's Petition.
2. To deliver to them the Ordinance concerning
Rutlandshire; and desire their Concurrence, in adding
some Names to the Committee.
3. To desire Concurrence in an Ordinance for preserving the Great Park and Pales at Windsor.
4. To recommend the Petition of Winstanly to
5. To desire their Concurrence, for re-paying the
One Hundred and Twenty-one Pounds to the Earl of
6. To desire their Concurrence, in the Pass for Mr.
William Grey, and Mr. Thomas Grey, with Four Servants, and Three Trunks, to go beyond the Seas.
7. To recommend Colonel Sterling's, and the Lady
Jane Moore's Petition [ (fn. †) to them].
Griffith to have his Cloaths, on paying the Black Rod's Fees.
Ordered, Mr. Griffin shall have his Cloaths in the
Custody of Mr. Baker delivered to him; he having first
paid the Fees due unto the Gentleman Usher of the
Ordinance for levying the Arrears in the associated Counties of Essex, Suffolk, &c. under the Earl of Manchester.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That all Monies in
Arrear in the associated Counties of Norff. Suff. Hert.
Cambridge, Hunt. and Lincolne, which the Earl of
Manchester hath been formerly enabled by Ordinance
of Parliament to assess or receive, be forthwith levied, and paid in to such Treasurer or Treasurers respectively, as the said Earl hath formerly appointed
to receive the same, and to be disposed of according
to such Directions as shall be given by the Houses of
Parliament; the said Treasurers respectively rendering an Accompt thereof to the Committee of Accompts
of the Kingdom, whensoever he or they shall be
Ordinance for an Oath to be tendered to those who come from the King's Quarters.
"Be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That all and every Person, of what
Degree or Quality soever, that hath lived, or shall
live, within the King's Quarters, or been aiding,
assisting, or adhering, unto the Forces raised against
the Parliament, and hath or shall come to inhabit or
reside under the Power and Protection of the Parliament, shall swear upon the Holy Evangelist, in Manner following:
"I A. B. do swear from my Heart, that I will not,
directly nor indirectly, adhere unto, or willingly assist, the King, in this War, or in this
Cause, against the Parliament, nor any Forces
raised without the Consent of the Two Houses
of Parliament, in this Cause or War. And
I do likewise swear, that my coming and submitting myself under the Power and Protection of the Parliament is without any Manner
of Design whatsoever to the Prejudice of the
Proceedings of the Two Houses of this present Parliament; and without the Direction,
Privity, or Advice, of the King, or any or
His Council or Officers, other than what I
have now made known: So help me God,
and the Contents of this Work.
"And be it further Ordained, by the Authority
aforesaid, That the Commissioners for the keeping of
the Great Seal of England for the Time being shall have
Power, and are hereby authorized, to tender and administer the said Oath unto any Peer, or Wife or
Widow of any Peer, so coming to inhabit as abovesaid; and it shall be lawful to and for the Committee of the House of Commons for Examinations, the Committee for the Militia in London, and
all Committees of Parliament in the several Counties
and Cities of the Kingdom, to tender and administer
the said Oath unto every other Person so coming to
inhabit as abovesaid: And if any Person (not being
a Member of or Assistant unto either of the Houses of
the Parliament) shall refuse or neglect to take the said
Oath, so duly tendered unto him or her as abovesaid,
the said Commissioners and Committees respectively
shall and may commit the same Person to some Prison,
there to remain, without Bail or Mainprize, until he
shall conform thereunto."
Ordinance to cut Wood on Delinquents Estates in Hampshire, for fortifying Christ Church.
"Be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That, out of the Estates of Papists
and Delinquents sequestered by Authority of Parliament in the County of Southampton, One Thousand
Pounds Worth of Wood and Trees shall be cut down,
for the fortifying of Christ Church within the said
County, and paying the Soldiers now in Garrison
there; which shall be cut down and felled in such
Places as shall be appointed by and under the Hands
of Mr. John Hildesly, William Tulse the Elder, William
Batten, Richard Inkpen, and John Elliott of Ringwood,
Gentlemen, and any Two of them, who are hereby
authorized and desired to take Care thereof; and
the Monies to be paid in to William Tulse the
Younger, who is to dispose of it, to the Uses abovementioned, as shall be directed by Sir Henry Worsley,
Sir William Lewis, Baronets, Sir Thomas Jervoise
Knight, Robert Wallopp, Richard Whitehed, John
Lisle, Edward Doddington, John Button, Edward
Hooper, John Bulkley, John Kempe, Henry Campion,
Richard Edwards, and Robert Knapton, Esquires, or
any Two of them.
"Provided always, That no Trees of Oaks, Ash, or
Elm (excepting Thirty Tons of Oak for the necessary
fortifying of the Castle of Christ Church), be cut by
virtue of this present Ordinance."
House adjourned till 9a cras.