House of Lords Journal Volume 7
21 June 1645

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 7: 21 June 1645', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 7: 1644 (1767-1830), pp. 442-449. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=33341 Date accessed: 19 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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DIE Sabbati, 21 die Junii.

PRAYERS, by Mr. Sallaway.

Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.

Comes Northumb.
Comes Warwicke.
Comes Pembrooke.
Comes Essex.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Kent.
Comes Bolingbrooke.
Ds. North.
Ds. Robertes.
Ds. Howard.
Ds. Mountague.

Spanish Ambassador exempted from paying Excise.

Upon reading a Paper from the Spanish Ambassador, to desire that he might have the same Order for being exempted for paying Excise as The States Ambassadors have:

And this House agreed to it; and Ordered, That the Concurrence of the House of Commons is desired herein.

Answer from the H. C.

Dr. Aylett, &c. returned with this Answer from the House of Commons:

That they agree to the Ordinance concerning Rutlandshire: (Here enter it.) And to the Lady Fairefaxe's Business: And to the Alterations in the Ordinance for the Northern Association: (Here enter it.) To the rest of the Particulars, they will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.

Moore released, by Desire of the Scots Commissioners.

The Earl of Manchester reported to this House, That the Desire of the Scotch Commissioners is, that their Lordships would be pleased to release Jeames Moore; and they shall receive this, and the releasing of Man, for a Favour."

Hereupon this House Ordered, That the said Moore shall be forthwith (fn. *) released.

Message to the H. C. that the Prisoners taken at Naseby may not be kept in the Military Yard in St. Martin's Fields;

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Serjeant Fynch and Dr. Aylett:

To let them know, "That the Lords are informed, That the Military Yard in St. Martin's Feilds is designed for the receiving Part of the Prisoners lately taken by Sir Tho. Fairefax; which will prove so great an Annoyance to the Earl of Leycester, a Peer of the Kingdom, the Guards being to be placed in his Lordship's Garden, and some Works to be made there, that the House of Peers do desire some other Place may be thought upon for that Use; and it will likewise be a great Annoyance to Newport House, belonging to the Earl of Manchester."

and for the Spanish Ambassador to be exempted from Excise.

2. To desire that the Spanish Ambassador may have the same Privilege, in being exempted from paying Excise, as The States Ambassadors have.

The Earl of Manchester reported from the Committee of both Kingdoms as follows:

"Die Veneris, 20 Junii, 1645.

"At the Committee of both Kingdoms at Derby House.

Paper from the Committee for the West.

"Ordered, That it be reported to both Houses, That while this Committee was in Debate about perfecting this Vote, videlicet, ["That the Enemy shall be vigorously prosecuted in the Field,"] the Committee of the West brought in a Paper to this Committee, whereof a Copy is herewith presented; which this Committee conceived to be of so great Importance, as they forbear to take any further Resolution, until they received the Pleasure of both Houses concerning the West.

"That the Paper of the Scotch Commissioners be reported to both Houses.

Scots Officers Horses &c. lost in the Defence of Leicester, to be restored.

"That it be reported to both Houses, That the Scotts Officers and Troopers, who voluntarily engaged themselves for the Defence of Leycester, and there lost their Horses and Arms, that Town being now regained, that they may have them restored, or others in their Place; and that the Houses will be pleased to recommend it to Sir Thomas Fairefax."

The Scotch Paper was read, as follows:

Paper from the Scots Commissioners, for the speedy settling of Religion, to prosecute the War vigororsts, and to offer Terms for Peace to the King.

"The Sence of the Goodnes of God, in the late Victory granted to the Forces of the Parliament; the Experience of all Ages, wherein the greatest and most suddaine Victories have through Security or Neggligence soe farr miscarried, that they have proved ether hurtfull or improfitable; and the Desires we have, that this present Victory may be thankfully and wisely improved, to the Honor of God and the Publique Good; have constrayned us humbly to offer our Thoughts and Desires about this Matter of soe great Weight and Consequence, that by this Honorable Comittee they may be represented to the Honorable Houses of Parliament.

"First, We desire that unto the Publique and Solemne Thanksgiving already offered unto God, there may succeed a publique and reall Testimony of Thanksgiving, in the speedy setling of Religion and the House of God, wherein His Glory and Honor is most neerly concerned: No Monument or Trophy of Victory can be soe pleasant in His Sight; nothing will more confirme and encourage all good Christians at Home, and comfort and satisfy all the Protestant Churches Abroad; no Meane will be more effectuall for setling of unstable Mindes, for curing and preventing of Sects, Scismes, and Heresies, and for stopping the Mouthes, and shaming the Faces, of such as have not bene ashamed to say, "That the Parliament in Policy pretendeth Religion, but doth not really intend it," and thereby draw many Disciples after them.

"Secondly, Least Victories runn continually in a Vicissitude as they have at some Tymes done formerly, which is not only a Signe, but a Meane, of the Continuance of this unnaturall Warr, we desire that presently, while the Iron is hot, and before the Enemy gather Strength againe, Course may be taken, by the joynt Councells and Forces of both Kingdomes, for the speedy, vigorous, and constant prosecuting of the Warr, that, by the Blessing of God, it may at last be brought to an Ende, and nothing may be left undone, which may be a Meane to deliver these Kingdomes from their present sadd Condition, under the heavy Hand of God.

"Thirdly, We humbly move (fn. *) and desire, it may be considered, whether the present Condition of the King's Army, and the Blessing of God upon the Parliament's Forces, both of them joynd, make not an Opportunity, and such a Season as is very desirable, for renewing the Desires of the Parliaments of both Kingdoms in the most convenient and conduceable Way, for a just and well-grounded Peace. Thus apprehending all Occasions of demanding Peace, it will appeare, that, although Warr be necessarily in our Hand, yet Peace is in our Heart; and that we followe not Warr as a Trade, or for itselfe, but as a Meanes of Peace. If it shall please God to move the King's Heart to listen unto our just and necessary Desires, our Troubles are at an Ende, and we may sitt downe in Peace; but if God shall soe farr disert the King, that He will still preferr the pernitious and destructive Suggestions of wicked Men unto the Councells of the Parliaments of both Kingdomes, in that Case we may say, before God, our owne Consciences, and the World, That we have delivered our owne Soules. Our Enemies will be convinced that Peace is our Desire; our Freinds will extend themselves to the Maintenance of a necessary Warr; and the Armies of both Kingdomes will doe Duety with the greater Resolution and Courage, when they see no other Remedy, which may be a Meane upon this Side to bring the Warr to a speedy and happy Conclusion.

"These our Motions and Desires we humbly present, to be seriously considered by the Wisedome of the Honorable Houses; that the Lord Chancellor of Scotland, being now about his Journy into that Kingdome, may be acquainted with their Resolutions, and may make the same knowne unto the Scottish Army in this Kingdome, and to the Parliament of Scotland, that all Matter whether of Peace or Warr may still proceede with the Consent of both Kingdomes.

"By Comand of the Commissioners for the Parliament of Scotland.

(fn. *) June 20, 1645.

"Jo. Cheislie."

Paper from the Committee for the Welt, to send Supplies of Men, &c. there.

"At the Committee of the West.

"20 Junii, 1645.

"It is the Desire of the Committee of the West, that, according to the great and pressing Necessities of those Parts, of which we have received fresh Advertisement, the Committee of the Two Kingdoms will, in Pursuance of the universal Trust reposed in them, of providing for the Defence and Protection of the several Parts of this Kingdom, send such present considerable Relief as may preserve our Forces there already engaged, deliver that poor miserable Country from imminent Ruin, and, the Enemy having now drawn together the whole Remainder of their Strength, and having no visible Force in any other Part, God blessing our Endeavours there with Success, give a great Stroke towards the happy ending of this unnatural War, and restoring Peace and Happiness unto the whole Kingdom."

Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance for further taking Accompts.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Sam. Browne:

To desire Concurrence in an Ordinance for the further taking of the Accompts of the Kingdom."

The Answer returned was:

Answer.

That this House will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.

The said Ordinance was read Twice, and committed to a Committee of the whole House, to be taken into Consideration on Monday Morning next.

Smithyby, Keeper of Hampton Court, a Protection.

Ordered, That Mr. Smythyeby, Keeper of Hampton Court House, shall have a Protection of this House, from Plundering, Free Quartering, and Billeting of Soldiers; provided he pay the Cessments upon any Ordinance of Parliament.

Order for 200l. to Lady Fairefax.

"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Two Hundred Pounds, of the Five Hundred Pounds formerly bestowed upon the late Wife of Sir William Fairefax, who lost his Life in the Parliament's Service, whereof nothing is yet paid, be forthwith provided, and charged upon Habberdashers Hall, to be paid out of the First Discovery that shall come in to that Committee, or to the Committee of Examinations, not yet assigned; and that such further Care shall be taken for the Relief of the Wants of the said Lady Fairefax, and that by such Means as shall be hereafter propounded to the Houses on her Behalf."

Ordinance to raise Money in Rutlandshire, for Defence of the County.

"It is this Day Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Thomas Lord Grey of Grooby, Sir Edward Harrington Knight and Baronet, Sir James Harrington Knight, Evers Armyne, Robert Horseman Senior, Colonel Thomas Waite, Christopher Browne, John Osborne, Robert Horseman Junior, John Hatcher, Thomas Levett, Samuell Parker Esquire, John Greene, William Busby, and Abell Barker, Gentlemen, or any Three or more of them, shall be Committees, for the furnishing of Arms and Ammunition, making of Fortifications, and paying of Officers and Soldiers, and other Public necessary Charges, for the Defence and Preservation of the County of Rutland from Plunder and Ruin, shall or may, from Time to Time, during the Space of Six Months, to commence from the Ninth of September, (fn. *) 1644, raise in the said County such Sums of Money as shall be by them, or any Three or more of them, thought necessary for the Use aforesaid, the same to be rated and assessed in like Sort as was the Four Hundred Thousand Pounds granted by Act of this present Parliament, not exceeding the Sum of Two Hundred and Fifty Pounds a Week: And for the better levying of the said Sums of Money, the said Committee, or any Three or more of them, shall and may nominate and appoint Treasurers, Collectors, and Assessors, in the said County, for assessing, receiving, and collecting, of the said Sums of Money; and shall or may grant Warrants, under their Hands, to any Constable, or any other Person or Persons, as well Soldiers when Need shall require as others, to raise and levy the said Sums, so assessed and taxed as aforesaid, upon all such Persons, upon whom any such Sums shall be so assessed and set, that do refuse or neglect to pay the same, by Way of Distress and Sale of the Goods of the Persons so assessed and refusing; and Two Pence for every Shilling that shall not be paid upon Demand, to bear the Charge of those that distrain; and in case any Opposition be made, and no Distress can be found the said Committee, or any Three or more of them, shall or may commit such Person or Persons refusing to pay, or not having a sufficient Distress to be found, as aforesaid, to some Gaol or Prison within the said County, there to remain until Payment be made of such Sum or Sums of Money as aforesaid; for which Sums, so to be raised, the said Committee shall be accomptable to both Houses of Parliament, or such as they have appointed, and to none else; and if any shall refuse or neglect the Execution of such Warrants as shall be directed to them by Virtue of this Ordinance, it shall be lawful for the said Committee, or any Three of them, to punish such Persons, refusing or neglecting, by Fine, not exceeding Five Pounds, to be levied as aforesaid: Provided, That where it shall appear to the said Committee, or any Two of them, that any Person have been overrated to the Tax upon the Bill of Four Hundred Thousand Pounds, an Abatement may be made in the Tax of such Person, by the said Committee, or any Two of them, according to their Directions: Provided also, That this present Ordinance shall be no Hindrance to Taxes made by any former Ordinance, nor to any Taxes formerly paid towards the Maintenance of the Garrison of Rockingham."

"Die Veneris, 20 Junii, 1645.

(fn. *) "An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, for the associating the several Counties of York, Lancaster, Nottingham, Bishoprick of Durham, Northumberland, Cumberland, and Westmerland; and for raising of Monies, by Monthly Assessments, for the Maintenance of Horse and Foot, for Safety and Defence of the said Counties.

Ordinance for the Northern Association, including the Counties of York, Lancaster, Nottingham, Durham, Northumberland, Cumberland, and Westmoreland.

"Whereas Papists, and other wicked and ill-affected Persons, have traiterously combined together, and entered into Association, and have raised, and daily do raise, great Forces of Horse and Foot, in several Counties of this Kingdom, and are now actually levying War in the Northern Parts; and have there miserably, plundered, spoiled, murdered, and destroyed, Multitudes of His Majesty's good Subjects, and, if not timely prevented, will utterly subvert the true Protestant Religion (which is their chiefest Design), the Laws of the Land, the Privileges of the Parliament, and the Liberties of the Subject: For Remedy whereof, and for the future Protection of the People in those Parts from those malicious and bloody Enemies, the Lords and Commons now in Parliament assembled do hereby Order and Ordain, That the several Counties of York (with the City of York and the County of the same, and the Town of Kingston upon Hull and County of the same), Lancaster, Nottingham, Bishopric of Durham, Northumberland, Cumberland, and Westmerland, shall be associated; and that all well-affected Persons, Inhabitants of the said Counties, City, and Places, shall and may associate themselves, and mutually aid, succour, and assist one another, in the Defence and Preservation of themselves, and of the Peace of the said Counties, Cities, and Places.

"And for the better carrying on so necessary a Work, in such Manner as by this Ordinance shall be limited and appointed; and for the raising of Monies and Forces within the said Counties and Places, for suppressing the said Rebels; and for the Maintenance of all such Garrisons as are, or shall be, by them erected by Authority of Parliament, for the better Defence of the same; the said Lords and Commons do Order and Ordain, That there be forthwith raised and formed an Army, consisting of Two Thousand and Six Hundred Horse, to be distributed into Five Regiments of Horse; the Regiment of the Commander in Chief to consist of Six Hundred Horse, and each other Regiment of Horse to consist of Five Hundred; and of Four Hundred Dragoons, to be distributed into Five Companies; and of Seven Thousand Foot, to be distributed into Seven Regiments, each Regiment to consist of One Thousand; which Army shall be paid, and shall be under such Command, as is hereafter in this present Ordinance expressed and declared.

"And it is hereby further Ordained, That, for the Purposes aforesaid, there shall be raised, in the County of York, the City of York and County of the same, Town of Kingston upon Hull and County of the same, One Thousand Two Hundred and Fifteen Horse; in the County of Lancaster, Four Hundred Thirty and Eight Horse; in the County of Nottingham, and Town of Nottingham and County of the same, Three Hundred Twenty and Four Horse; in the County of Durham, One Hundred Seventy and Three Horse; in the County of Northumberland, and Town of Newcastle upon Tyne and County of the same, One Hundred Seventy and Three Horse; in the County of Cumberland, One Hundred Seventy and Three Horse; in the County of Westmerland, One Hundred and Four Horse: In the County of York, Three Thousand Two Hundred and Seventy Foot; in the County of Lancaster, One Thousand One Hundred Seventy and Seven Foot; in the County of Nottingham, and Town of Nottingham and County of the same, Eight Hundred Seventy and Two Foot; in the County of Durham, Four Hundred Sixty and Seven Foot; in the County of Northumberland, and Town of Newcastle upon Tyne and County of the same, Four Hundred Sixty and Seven Foot; in the County of Cumberland, Four Hundred Sixty and Seven Foot; in the County of Westmerland, Two Hundred and Eighty Foot: And in the County of York, One Hundred Eighty and Eight Dragoons; in the County of Lancaster, Sixty and Eight Dragoons; in the County of Nottingham, and Town of Nottingham and County of the same, Fifty Dragoons; in the County of Durham, Twenty and Six Dragoons; in the County of Northumberland, and Town and County of Newcastle upon Tyne, Twenty and Six Dragoons; in the County of Cumberland, Twenty and Six Dragoons; in the County of Westmerland, Sixteen Dragoons.

"And for the Maintenance of the said Forces, together with a Train of Artillery, the said Lords and Commons do hereby Ordain and Declare, That the several Monthly Assessments, Rates, Taxes, and Levies, herein after mentioned, shall, from the First Day of June, 1645, be made upon the several Counties of Nottingham, York, Lancaster, County Palatine of Durham, Northumberland, Cumberland, and Westmerland, the Town and County of Newcastle upon Tyne, the City and County of the City of York, the Town of Kingston upon Hull, and County of the same, and the Town and County of the Town of Nottingham; (that is to say), upon the County of Nottingham, and the Town of Nottingham and the County of the same, the Monthly Sum of One Thousand Eight Hundred Sixty and Seven Pounds, and Six Shillings; upon the County of Lancaster, the Monthly Sum of Two Thousand Five Hundred and Twenty Pounds; upon the County of York, and the City of York and County of the same, and the Town of Kingston upon Hull and County of the same, the Monthly Sum of Seven Thousand Pounds; upon the County of Durham, the Monthly Sum of One Thousand Pounds; upon the County of Northumberland, and the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne and County of the same, the Monthly Sum of One Thousand Pounds; upon the County of Cumberland, the Monthly Sum of One Thousand Pounds; upon the County of Westmerland, the Monthly Sum of Six Hundred Pounds: All which several Sums respectively before-mentioned are Monthly to be levied and collected, within and upon the several Counties, Cities, Towns and Places before particularly named, by the several Committees herein named; that is to say,

West Riding.

"For the West Riding of the County of York; Algernon Earl of Northumberland, Robert Earl of Essex, Philip Earl of Pembrook & Montgomery, Thomas Earl of Elgin, Philip Lord Wharton, Francis Lord Dacre, Ferdinando Lord Fairfax, Sir Thomas Fairfax Knight, Sir Thomas Maleverer Baronet, Sir Philip Stapleton, Sir Henry Cholmeley, Sir Arthur Ingram, and Sir Will. Lister, Knights, Sir Matthew Boynton Knight and Baronet, Sir Edward Roades, Sir John Savill, Sir Martin Lister, Sir Thomas Wentworth of Empsall, and Sir Richard Hawksworth, Knights, Charles Fairfax, William Ingleby, Bryan Stapleton, Henry Arthington, Henry Tempest, John Maleverer, John Lambert, John Bright, John Robinson, Thomas Stockdale, William Whyte, Christopher Copley, Thomas Saint Nicholas, John Farrer, and John Cleyton, Esquires, Will. Parker Doctor in Physic, Hen. Westby, Gentleman, John Savill of Medley, Conniers Darcey Junior, Esquires, Sir Robert Barwick Knight, Darcie Wentworth Esquire, Godfrey Bosvile, Henry Slingsby, of Kippas, John Chomley, Master Thornton of Tyersall, Will. Coply of Townsale, Will. Snawsdale, Francis Thorpe, and Will. Armitage of Doncaster, Esquires, and Master Thomas Dickinson.

North Riding.

"And for the North Riding of the County of York; Algernoon Earl of Northumberland, Philip Earl of Pembrook and Montgomery, Robert Earl of Essex, Edmond Earl of Mulgrave, Edmond Lord Sheffeild, Thomas Earl of Elgin, Philip Lord Wharton, Francis Lord Dacre, Ferdinando Lord Fairfax, Sir Thomas Fairfax Knight, Sir Mathew Boynton Knight and Baronet, Sir Will. Strickland Knight and Baronet, Sir Christopher Yelverton Knight and Baronet, Sir John Davers Knight, Bryon Stapleton, John Wastell, Esquires, Sir Henry Cholmley, Sir Richard Darley, Sir John Bourcher, Sir Thomas Norcliffe, Sir Will. Allinson, and Sir Henry Franckland, Knights, George Trotter, Barrington Bourcher, James Challenor, Edward Woller, Thomas Challenor, Henry Tempest, Luke Robinson, Francis Lassells, George Marwood, Christopher Peircehay, Christopher Wivell, James Maleverer, Henry Bethell, Will. Ascough, Henry Darley, Ralph Rymor, Henry Stapleton, Esquires, Matthew Beckwirth, Master Waters, Henry Hall of Litting Gentleman.

East Riding.

"For the East Riding of the County of York; Algernon Earl of Northumberland, Robert Earl of Essex, Philip Earl of Pembrook and Montgomery, Philip Lord Wharton, Francis Lord Dacre, Edward Lord Howard of Eskrigg, Ferdinando Lord Fairfax, Sir Thomas Fairfax Knight, Sir Will. Constable Baronet, Sir Matthew Boynton and Sir Will. Strickland, Knights and Baronets, Sir Will. Saint Quinton Baronet, Sir Philip Stapleton, Sir Arthur Ingram, Sir Will. Allinson, and Sir Thomas Remington, Knights, Francis Boynton, Thomas Grantham, Henry Saint Quinton, Richard Remington, John Aulaby, Robert Overton, Robert Legard, Francis Thorpe, Christopher Ridley, Sir Thomas Remington, Jeffery Gates, Joseph Micklethwaite, Christopher Legard, John Alured, Hugh Bethell Junior, Will. Goodrick, Thomas Rokesbey, William Gee, Robert Aldenby, Matthew Boynton, and John Stillington, Esquires, Edward Wingate, Master Robinson of Thicket, and Richard Darley, Gentlemen.

York.

"For the City of York and County of the same; Ferdinando Lord Fairfax, the Lord Mayor for the Time being, Sir Thomas Fairfax, Sir Will. Allinson, Sir Thomas Widdrington, Sir Robert Barwick, and Sir Christopher Croft, Knights, Thomas Hoyle, Henry Tompson, John Geldart, James Hutchinson, Tho. Dickinson, Stephen Watson, Leonard Tompson, Robert Horner, and Simon Coulton, Aldermen, and Rich. Hutton Esquire.

Hull.

"For the Town of Kingston upon Hull and County of the same; the Mayor of Hull for the Time being, Colonel John Maleverer, the present Deputy Governor of Hull, and the Governor and Deputy Governor of Hull for the Time being, Peregrine Pelham Esquire, Francis Thorpe Recorder, Will. Pecke, Nicholas Denman, Thomas Rakes, John Barnard, William Pople, and John Chambers.

Lancaster.

"For the County of Lancaster; Philip Lord Wharton, Sir Ralph Ashton and Sir Robert Binloffe, Baronets, Richard Haughton, Ralph Ashton, Richard Shuttleworth, John Moore, Alexander Rigby, Will. Ashurst, Gilbert Ireland, John Bradshaw, George Dodinge, John Starkey, Edward Butterworth, Thomas Birch, Thomas Fell, Esquires, Richard Hayward, and Peter Egerton, Esquires.

Nottingham.

"For the County of Nottingham; John Earl of Clare, Denzill Holles, Will. Pierrepont, Francis Pierrepont, Francis Thornaugh, Gilbert Millington, John Hutchinson, James Chadwicke, Clement Spelman, and Edward Ascough, Esquires, Charles White, Joseph Widmerpoole, Nicholas Charlton, John Eire, Richard Pendocke, Gervas Pigot, Esquires, George Hutchinson, Thomas Salisbury, and John Mason, Gentlemen.

Nottingham Town.

"For the Town of Nottingham and County of the same; the Mayor for the Time being, Gilbert Millington, James Chadwicke, and Edward Ascough, Esquires, Charles White, Nicholas Charleton, Esquires, and Thomas Salisbury Gentleman, Huntington Plomtree Doctor of Physic.

Durham.

"For the County of Durham; Sir Henry Vane Knight, Sir William Langley Baronet, Sir Henry Vane Junior, Sir Richard Ballases, and Sir George Vane, Knights, Christopher Fulthorpe, John Blakston, Edward Wright, Thomas Mitford, Esquires, Francis Wren, Clement Fulthorpe, Robert Lilborne, Gentlemen, George Lilborne, Timothie Whittingham, Ralph Maddyson, James Claveringe, and Thomas Lawrayne, Esquires, Samuel Saunderson, Thomas Saunderson, and George Gray, Gentlemen, Henry Warmouth, Thomas Bowes, and Thomas Shadforth, Esquires, and Nicholas Heath, of Little Edrue, Gentlemen.

Northumberland.

"For the County of Northumberland; Algernon Earl of Northumberland, James Earl of Suffolk, William Lord Gray of Wark, Sir John Fenwick Knight and Baronet, Sir Arthur Haslerigg Baronet, Sir John Delavale, Sir Robert Jackson, and Sir Will. Selby, Knights, Michael Welden, William Fenwick of Wallington, Ralph Delavale, Robert Fenwick, Esquires, Sir Thomas Widdrington Knight, Thomas Middleton Esquire, Edward Wright Esquire, William Fenwick of Stanton Esquire, William Shaftoe, Thomas Laurence, Henry Ogle, George Payler, Richard Forster, Esquires, Henry Horsley, Alexander Collingwood, John Hall of Otterburne, Robert Clavering, and Ralph Salkeild, Gentlemen, William Armorer and Robert Dodsworth, Gentlemen.

Newcastle.

"For the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne and County of the same; Henry Warmouth Esquire Mayor, and the Mayor for the Time being, Edward Wright Esquire Recorder, John Blackiston Esquire, Thomas Legard, Thomas Bonner, John Cosin, William Dawson, Aldermen, Robert Ellison Sheriff, Mr. Edward Man, George Fenwick, Christopher Nicholson, Edward Wood, Merchants.

Cumberland.

"For the County of Cumberland; Algernon Earl of Northumberland; William Lord Gray of Warke, Francis Lord Dacre, Sir Wilfrid Lawson Knight, William Lawson, Richard Barwis, William Briscoe, Thomas Lamplugh, Thomas Cholmeley, Esquires, Henry Tolson and John Barwis, Esquires.

Westmerland.

"For the County of Westmerland; Philip Earl of Pembrook and Mountgomery, Philip Lord Wharton, Francis Lord Dacre, James Bellingham, Edward Briggs, and Allen Bellingham, Esquires, James Bellingham Gentleman, Thomas Brathwaite, Samuel Knype, Robert Branthwait, Thomas Steddall, Richard Branthwaite, Roger Baitman, the Mayor of Kendall for the Time being, Allan Gilpin, Rowland Dawson, and Miles Man, Gentlemen.

"And the said Sums are from Time to Time to be paid, by the said respective Committees, to the Treasurer at War for the Time being of the said Army, for and to the Use of the said Forces; and the said Committees beforementioned respectively are hereby authorized and required to distribute and proportion the said. Sums so to be rated Monthly upon the respective Counties, Ridings, Cities, Towns, and Places, into the several Limits and Divisions thereof, with all Equality and Faithfulness; and have hereby Power and Authority to nominate and appoint fit and able Persons, within every Limit and Division as aforesaid, to sub-divide, rate, and tax the Sums so distributed and appointed as aforesaid, upon the several Persons chargeable within the same; as also to nominate and appoint, in every Limit and Division, Collectors, who shall collect the said Monies so rated and assessed, and pay the same unto the said Committees respectively, or unto such Person or Persons as shall be by them appointed and authorized for that Purpose; and if any Person or Persons, chargeable as aforesaid, shall not, upon Demand, pay the Sum or Sums of Money on him or them rated and assessed, it shall and may be lawful to and for the said respective Collectors, or any of them, to levy the same by Way of Distress and Sale of the Goods of the Persons so assessed, and to call to their Assistance any Person or Forces, in the said respective Counties, Ridings, Cities, and Places, who are hereby required to be aiding and assisting to the said Collector and Collectors in the Premises, as they will answer the contrary at their Perils; and the said Committees respectively are to cause true Accompts to be made and kept, and to be returned in Writing, from Time to Time, in such Manner, and to such Persons, as is hereafter in this present Ordinance afterwards expressed and declared.

"And whereas such Part, and so much, of the Profits of the Sequestrations of the Delinquents Estates, in the said Counties, Cities, Towns, and Places beforementioned, as, together with the Sequestrations in the other Counties of England and Wales, shall, in a proportionable and equal Way, amount in the whole to the Monthly Sum of One and Twenty Thousand Pounds, are appointed for and towards the Payment of the Scottish Forces, under the Command of the Earl of Leven: The said Lords and Commons do hereby further Ordain and Declare, That all the Residue of the Profits arising out of the Sequestrations of Delinquents Estates, in the said Counties of Nottingham, Yorke, Lancaster, Durham, Northumberland, Cumberland, Westmerland, the City of Yorke and County of the same, the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne and County of the same, the Town and County of the Town of Nottingham, the Town and County of the Town of Kingston upon Hull, shall be paid for and towards the Maintenance of the said Forces; and the said Lords and Commons do further Ordain, That the said several Committees of the said several Counties, Ridings, Cities, and Towns, beforenamed, shall be respectively Standing Committees for Sequestrations, within the said several Counties, Ridings, Cities, Towns, and Places beforementioned; and the said several Committees shall have the like Power and Authority in all Things respectively as the Committees named in any Ordinance of Sequestrations made now have; and the Collectors to be respectively named by them shall have the like Power and Authority as Collectors named by any Committee of Sequestrations have, by any Ordinance of Parliament; and that the said Committees and the said Collectors may, in all Things, proceed herein according to the several Powers of Ordinances of Parliament therein given, as if the said Powers and Authority were herein respectively rehearsed.

"And the said Lords and Commons do hereby further Ordain, That all such Sum and Sums of Money as shall arise or grow due, out of any the Revenues whatsoever, belonging to the King, Queen, or Prince, within the Survey of what Court soever the same be, and all the Arrearages of the same, in the said Counties, Ridings, Cities, Towns, and Places, shall be employed for the Payment of the said Forces; which said Monies, arising out of the said Revenues of the King, Queen, and Prince, and the Arrearages thereof, the respective Receiver and Receivers thereof are hereby authorized and required, from Time to Time, to pay as aforesaid, to the Treasurer of the said Army for the Time being.

"And it is further Ordained, That the said respective Committees, or any Three of them, shall have full Power and Authority, within their several and respective Divisions, to nominate Collectors for the Money so assessed and rated as aforesaid, according to this Ordinance, who shall collect the said Monies so assessed, and pay the same to the Treasurer of the said Forces for the Time being; and if any Person or Persons shall refuse to pay the Monies assessed upon him or them, or shall not pay the same, within Ten Days after Demand, at the Place where such Person or Persons shall be assessed, it shall and may be lawful to and for the said respective Collectors, or any One of them, to levy all such Sum and Sums of Money so assessed, by Way of Distress and Sale of the Goods of the Person or Persons so assessed and refusing, wheresoever the same shall be found, and to break open any House where any such Goods are, and to render the Overplus of the Value of the Goods to the Owners.

"And the said Lords and Commons do hereby Ordain and Declare, That the said respective Committees, in the said several Counties, Ridings, Cities, Towns, and Places aforementioned, and the several Collectors by them to be named, shall have like Power and Authority, in all Things respectively, as the Committees named in the Ordinance made in this Behalf, and the Collectors there appointed to be named by them, have by that Ordinance; and that the said Committees and the said Collectors may in all Things proceed herein according to the several Powers by former Ordinances of Parliament therein given, as if the said Powers and Authorities were here respectively rehearsed.

"And the said Lords and Commons do hereby further Declare, That what shall be deficient, by the Means aforesaid, for the real Payment of the said Forces, shall hereafter be supplied by such other Ways and Means as the said Lords and Commons shall appoint.

"And it is further Ordained, That every of the said respective Committees, or any Three of them, in the said respective Counties, Ridings, Cities, Towns, and Places respectively, shall have Power and Authority to put in Execution, within the said several Counties, Cities, Towns, and Places, the Ordinance of 29 of June 1643, for Administration of the Vow and Covenant appointed to be taken by every Man throughout the Kingdom, according to the Instructions how and in what Manner the same ought to be taken.

"And it is further Ordained, That the said respective Committees, in the said respective Counties, Ridings, Cities, and Places, respectively, or any Five of them, shall hereby have Power to nominate and appoint all Colonels, Lieutenant Colonels, Majors, Captains, and all other Officers both of Horse and Foot, to command over the Forces, both of Horse and Foot, raised or maintained by virtue of this Ordinance, in the several and respective Counties, Ridings, Cities, and Places aforesaid; and such Persons, or any Five of them, as shall from Time to Time have Power to order and direct the said Forces in the said Associated Counties, Ridings, Cities, and Places, are authorized and required to grant Commissions to them accordingly; and the Commander in Chief of the said Forces, in the said Counties and Places aforementioned, who shall from Time to Time be thereunto enabled by Authority of Parliament, together with the Colonels and other Officers nominated and appointed as aforesaid, shall have Power and Authority, and hereby have Power and Authority, in any the several and respective Counties, Ridings, Cities, and Places, according to the Course of War, to lead the said Forces so raised or maintained, by virtue of this Ordinance, unto any Place which shall be fitting and convenient, and to give Battle and to fight with all such Forces as are, or shall be, raised without Authority of both Houses of Parliament, and do make Insurrections, plunder and destroy His Majesty's good Subjects, or levy War against the Parliament; and them to invade, resist, suppress, subdue, and pursue, kill, and slay, and put to Execution of Death, and by all Means to destroy, as Enemies to the Kingdom; observing from Time to Time such Order and Directions as they shall receive from the Committees hereafter named in this present Ordinance, for the ordering and directing of the said Forces; the said Committees, and the said Commander in Chief, and all other Officers, observing also from Time to Time such Orders and Directions as they shall receive from both Houses of Parliament, or from the Committee of both Kingdoms residing at Westminster.

"And it is further Ordered and Ordained, by the said Lords and Commons, and the said Lords and Commons do hereby Order, Ordain, and Appoint, That the several Members of the House of Commons, now serving for the respective Counties, Cities, Towns, and Places, within the said Association; and Sir Thomas Fairefax and Sir William Lister, Knights, for the West Riding of the County of York, and the City of York and County of the same; and that Bryan Stapleton and George Trotter, Esquires, for the North Riding of the County of York; and Sir Mathew Boynton Knight and Baronet, for the East Riding of the County of York, and the Town of Kingston upon Hull and County of the same; and that Richard Houghton and Peter Egerton, Esquires, for the County of Lancaster; and Francis Pierrepont Esquire, for the County of Nottingham, and Town of Nottingham and County of the same; and Sir George Vane Knight, for the County of Durham; and William Fenwick of Wallaington Esquire, for the County of Northumberland, and Town of Newcastle upon Tyne and County of the same; and Sir Wilfride Lawson, for the County of Cumberland; and James Bellingham of Levens, for the County of Westmerland; and Colonel Poynes; or any Seven of them; shall hereby have Power and Authority to order and direct all the said Forces, Commanders, Colonels, and other Officers raised, and to be raised, within the said Association, by virtue of this Ordinance of Parliament; and the said Persons shall observe from Time to Time such Orders and Directions as they shall receive from the Two Houses of Parliament, or from the Committee of the Two Kingdoms sitting at Westminster.

"And it is further Ordered and Ordained, That the said Committees, so lastly nominated and appointed as aforesaid, or any Five of them, shall have Power and Authority to nominate and appoint One Treasurer at War, and also to nominate and appoint the several Officers of the Train of Artillery for the said Army; and shall also have Power and Authority, from Time to Time, to displace the said Officers, or any of them, and to appoint any other Person or Persons in the Room and Place of such Person or Persons as shall be so displaced.

"And it is further Ordered and Ordained, That the Treasurer of the said Army for the Time being shall, from Time to Time, issue out and pay the Monies raised by this Ordinance, out of the respective Counties, Ridings, Cities, Towns, and Places, to and for the Use of the said Forces, raised within the said respective Counties, Cities, Towns, and Places respectively, according to such Order and Direction as he shall receive, from Time to Time, from the said Committee, or any Five of them, appointed as aforesaid, for the ordering of the War, by Writing under their or any Five of their Hands, and not otherwise; which said Writing, under their or any Five of their Hands, shall be a sufficient Warrant to the said Treasurer in that Behalf.

"And for the better Encouragement of the said Treasurer and Sub-treasurers, Collectors, and other the Officers to be nominated and employed in the said Service, by the said several and respective Committees, in the several Counties, Cities, Ridings, and Places aforesaid, for the collecting and bringing in, or paying and issuing out respectively, of all such Monies so to be levied and raised by this Ordinance as aforesaid, it is Ordained further, by the said Lords and Commons, That the several and respective Committees, in the said several Counties, Cities, Ridings, and Places aforesaid, respectively, shall have Power and Authority, and are hereby authorized, from Time to Time, to give and allow to the said Treasurers, Sub-treasurers, Collectors, and other the Officers nominated and employed as aforesaid, for their Charge, Pains, and Attendance on that Service, as also for and towards the Payments of all other incident Charges in and about the said Army, such Sum and Sums of Money, as by the said several and respective Committees, in the said several Counties, Cities, Ridings, and Places, shall be adjudged convenient and necessary: Provided, That the said Sum and Sums, so to be given and allowed to the said Officers and Persons employed, exceed not the Sum of Eight Pence in every Pound collected and paid.

"And it is further Ordained, That the said respective Committees, in the said respective Counties, Ridings, Cities, and Places, shall have Power, from Time to Time, to raise and levy, by Way of Press, or otherwise, such Number of Men as shall be fit and necessary for the recruiting and compleating of the Forces to be maintained by this Ordinance, for the Defence of the said Counties, observing always such Rules and Limitations for the pressing of Soldiers as are particularly mentioned in the Ordinance for the impresting of Soldiers for the Army under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairfax; and shall have Power to regulate the Pay of any the Officers and Soldiers, raised, or intended to be raised, or maintained, by virtue of this Ordinance, in such Sort as they shall think most fit and advantageous for the Good of the said associated Counties; provided always, that the same exceed not the Pay established for the Army under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairfax: And the said several and respective Standing Committees, in the said respective Counties, Ridings, Cities, and Places, respectively, shall have Power to nominate and appoint such Persons as they shall think fit (provided they be not Accomptants themselves for any Thing done by them within the said respective associated Counties), to take the Accompts, of all Committees, Officers, and Persons whatsoever, within the said respective associated Counties, Ridings, Cities, Towns, and Places, who have raised or received any Plate, Monies, Goods, or other Things, for which they ought to be accomptable to the State; a true Copy of which Accompts, so by them taken, shall be fairly transcribed, and by the said Persons subscribed, and transmitted by the Committee for the taking the Accompts of the whole Kingdom.

"And to the Intent that due and perfect Accompts may be made and kept, of all and every Sum and Sums of Money, of what Sort soever, upon any of the forementioned Particulars, to be received by virtue of this Ordinance; it is further Ordained, by the said Lords and Commons, That One particular Book of Accompt, to be called The Book of Controll, shall be carefully kept and preserved, in and for every One of the said several and respective Counties and Ridings, by every of the said several and respective Committees of such respective County, Riding, City, Town, and Place afore-mentioned; and that due Entry shall be made, in the said Book, of all such Sum and Sums of Money as shall arise and become payable, and be paid, to the Treasurer, Sub-Treasurers, or Deputy-Treasurer, within every such several and respective County, Riding, City, and Place aforesaid, for the Uses aforesaid; and every such Entry shall contain the Name of the Person or Persons who paid the Money, and the Sum paid, and the particular Matter for what, and the Time when it was paid, and the Person to whom; and that every such Entry shall be signed by Two or more of the said Committee, of such County or Riding, City, Town, and Place respectively, where the Sum is so paid, and shall attest the Entry upon the Acquittance made from the Treasurer or Under-Treasurer to the Party paying the Money; and that all Payments of Money paid unto the Treasurer or Under-Treasurer for the Uses aforesaid, whereof no such Entry shall be made within Ten Days after Payment to the said Treasurer, SubTreasurer, or Deputy-Treasurer, shall be held void, as against the Commonwealth; and the Party chargeable or accomptable for such Money so paid to the Treasurer, Sub-Treasurer, and not entered into the said Controll Book, shall be called upon to pay the same again, as if no such Payment had been made to the said Treasurer or Under-Treasurer: And it is Ordained further, That every of the said several and respective Committees of every the said several and respective Counties, Ridings, Cities, Towns, and Places, shall from Time to Time, every Three Months, or oftener if they shall be required thereunto, make and return in Writing to the Committee residing at York, under Six of their Hands at least, a true Copy or Duplicate of the several Entries so made in every several Controll Book so kept in every such several and respective County and Riding, not formerly certified and returned; the same Copy or Duplicate to be attested for true, upon the Oath of him that delivers it in; which Oath the said Committee residing at York, or any Four of them, are hereby authorized to administer, from Time to Time, to the Person who shall bring the said Duplicate; and the said Committee, so residing at York, are hereby required and ordained to certify in Writing, to the Committee of the Accompts of the Kingdom, every Six Months, or oftener if they shall be thereunto required, under Six of their Hands at least, all and every the aforementioned Copies or Duplicates so made and certified to them, or true Copies of the same, to be attested upon the Oath of him who delivers it in.

"Provided always, and it is hereby Intended and Declared, That no Person whatsoever, that shall have Pay in the said Army, shall, during such his Employment, have any Hand in raising of Money, or any other Provisions, within any of the said associated Counties.

"Provided likewise, and it is further Ordained, That no Free Quarter be taken by any Officer or Soldier, but in Case of urgent Necessity: And Provided further, That, in such Case, the same be appointed by the said respective Committees, in the said respective Counties, Ridings, Cities, Towns, and Places, or Five of them at the least, respectively; and that the Officer and Soldier give a Ticket for the same, to the Person or Persons with whom he shall receive the said Free Quarter.

"Provided also, That this Ordinance, or any Thing therein contained, extend not to take away any the Provisions and Money heretofore appointed for the Maintenance of the Garrison of Hull, by any former Order or Ordinance of Parliament whatsoever; nor to the Diminution of the Power of Sir Thomas Fairfax, as Governor of the said Town of Hull.

"And be it also Provided, That this Ordinance shall not extend to give any Power to any Person or Persons named or appointed by this Ordinance, to take forth of Kingston upon Hull any of the Magazine belonging to the said Town, or Garrison there; nor to draw forth any Soldiers belonging to the said Garrison, or any of the Inhabitants of the said Town, without the Consent of the Governor of the said Town, or his Deputy for the Time being; notwithstanding any Thing in this Ordinance contained to the contrary thereof.

"And Provided also, That this Ordinance shall continue for Eight Months, and no longer.

"Provided, This Ordinance, nor any Thing therein contained, as to the Power for the ordering and directing the War within the said Association, shall not take Effect until the Twenty-fourth Day of June, 1645; any Thing in the said Ordinance contained to the contrary thereof in any Wise notwithstanding.

"Die Veneris, 20 Junii, 1645.

"Ordered, by the Commons assembled in Parliament, That this Ordinance be forthwith printed and published.

"H. Elsynge,
Cler. Parl. D. Com."

Adjourn.

House adjourned till 10a, Monday next.

Footnotes

* Origin. removed.
* Origin. a.
* Bis in Originali.
* Sic.
* This Ordinance is printed, and bound in with the Original.