Die Martis, 1 die Julii.
Prayers, by Dr. Burges.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
Comes (fn. *)
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Leake to he Purser of The Star Frigate.
The Earl of Warwicke reported from the Committee of the Lords and Commons for the Admiralty and
Cinque Ports, as follows:
"Whereas John Leake hath been recommended to
this Committee, by the Commissioners of the Navy,
as fit to execute the Place of Purser of The Starr
Frigott, now void by the Death of the late Purser
thereof; Ordered, That he be presented to both
Houses, for their Approbation, that thereupon he
may be entered into that Place by Warrant from this
Ordered, That this House approves of John
Leake, to be Purser, as is reported.
Governor for Montgomery Castle wanted.
The Earl of Warwicke reported a Paper from the
Committee of both Kingdoms, as follows:
"At the Committee of both Kingdoms, at Derby
"Ordered, That it be reported to both Houses,
That a Governor may be speedily settled in Montgomery Castle; for that this Committee (fn. †) is informed, that, if it be at all delayed, it will be in
Danger to be lost."
Ordered, To communicate this to the House of
Message to the H. C. for the Remainder of the Letters that were taken at Naseby;
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Mr. Serjeant Whitfield and Sir Edward Leech:
1. To let them know, that their Lordships desire,
that such other Papers and Letters as were taken at
Naseby Field, and not yet transmitted to their Lordships, may be sent unto them before the Committee
appointed for viewing them do meet.
for Committee to meet about them;
2. To acquaint them, that their Lordships have
named Ten Lords, for to join with a proportionable
Number of their House, for viewing of the Letters
taken at Naseby Field; and to meet this Afternoon, at
Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Prince's
Lodgings; and desire their Committee may meet.
to expedite the Ordinance concerning Windsor Parks;
3. To desire that the Ordinance concerning The
Greate Parke at Windsor may be taken into speedy Consideration; and the rather, because the Keeper's Son
there hath been killed; and, if the Ordinance be not
speedily passed, more Blood and Mischief is like to
and Captain Hitching's Petition;
4. To desire that Captain Hitchin's Petition may
be taken into speedy Consideration.
and for Mr. Leake to be Purser of The Star.
5. To desire their Concurrence, that John Leake
may be Purser of The Starr Frigott.
Lusher, the Spanish Ambassador's Interpreter, apprehended on Suspicion for a Priest, to be released.
It was reported to this House, "That an Account
hath been given to the Committee for Foreign Affairs,
from the Committee of Examinations, of the Causes
of their Commitment of Edward Lusher, Servant to
the Spanish Ambassador, to Newgate; and it appears
it was but upon a Suspicion to be (fn. *) a Priest."
Hereupon this House Resolved, To send to the House
of Commons, by a Message, to let them know, "That
it appearing to the Lords, upon the Report made
from the Committee of Lords and Commons appointed to treat with Ambassadors, that the Commitment of Edward Lushier was only upon Suspicion
of his being a Priest, there being no Proof at all
of it: In regard of the fair Respects which hath always been expressed unto the Parliament by that
Crown and the Ministers thereof; the Lords, approving the Report made from the Committee of
Lords and Commons, think fit to suffer the said
Lusher to depart out of the Kingdom; the Spanish
Ambassador engaging himself that he shall not return
again: This Civility, they conceive, may be of great
Advantage both unto our Merchants, and other Affairs of Public Concernment at this Time;" whereunto the Concurrence of the House of Commons is
Ordinance concerning Surrey.
The Ordinance for putting the County of Surry into
a Posture of Defence, was read the Second Time,
and committed to the Consideration of the Earl of Northumb. Earl of Kent, Earl of Warwicke, and the Lord
Roberts; who are to meet presently.
Dr. Burges and Antrobus.
Upon hearing the Counsel of Mr. Antrobus, and
Doctor Burges: It is Ordered, That Mr. Antrobus
shall bring in his Lease into this House To-morrow
Morning, whereby this House may receive further Information concerning the Cause; in the mean Time; the
Building is to be stayed.
Ordinance to raise 20,000l. for reducing Oxford.
Next, the Ordinance for raising the Twenty Thousand Pounds, for the reducing of Oxford, was read the
Third Time, and Agreed to, with an Enlarging of the
Proviso; and Ordered to be sent down to the House
of Commons, to desire their Concurrence therein.
Ordinance concerning Surrey.
The Earl of Northumb. reported from the Committee
the Ordinance for Surry, as fit to pass, with some Additions and Alterations; which being read, this House
Agreed to the said Ordinance with the Additions and
Answer from the H. C.
Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath return with this Answer to the Message sent Yesterday to the House of
1. They agree in sending away the Resident of the
Duke of Lorraine out of the Parliament Quarters.
2. They agree to refer to the Committee of both
Kingdoms the drawing of a Letter, to be sent to the
King of Portugall.
3. To the Ordinance concerning the Affairs of Ireland, and to the Business concerning the Spanish Ambassador's Servant, they will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance, &c. and to expedite the Articles concerning the Northern Association.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Clatworthy, &c.
To desire their (fn. †) Lordships Concurrence in these Particulars:
1. An Ordinance touching the managing of the Affairs for Ireland. (Here enter.)
2. To pay Two Hundred Pounds to Sir Wm. Fairefax Lady. (Here enter it.)
3. To pay to Major O'Connelly Two Hundred
Pounds. (Here enter it.)
4. To desire Expedition to the Articles concerning
the Northern Association.
The Answer returned was:
That to the Articles concerning the Northern Association, their Lordships will send an Answer by Messengers
of their own.
Answer from the H. C.
Mr. Serjeant Whitfield and Sir Edw. Leech return
with this Answer from the House of Commons:
That they agree that the Committee for the Letters shall meet this Afternoon, at Three a Clock; that
they will send a speedy Answer concerning the rest of
the Papers taken at Naseby Field, by Messengers of their
own; that they agree that John Leake shall be Purser
of The Starr Frigott: To all the rest of the Particulars,
they will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Message to the H. C. about releasing the Spanish Ambassador's Interpreter;
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath:
To desire their Concurrence in the Paper concerning
the Servant of the Spanish Ambassador.
and with an Ordinance.
2. To desire their Concurrence, in the Alterations
in the Ordinance concerning raising of Twenty Thousand Pounds, for reducing Oxford.
Ordinance for the Courts of Justice to fit on Holidays.
Ordered, That the Lord Viscount Say and the Lord
Wharton are appointed to draw and prepare an Ordinance, to be presented to this House, to take away
the superstitious Custom of prohibiting the Courts of
Justice to fit upon certain Days.
Message from the H. C. with more Letters taken at Naseby;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Zouch Tate:
To acquaint their Lordships, that they do now bring
up some more Letters, in Number Two and Twenty,
which were taken at Naseby; and desire that (fn. *) the Committee may meet, to consider of these and the others
formerly brought up; that there are some others, which
have not yet been read.
and with Ordinances.
2. To desire Concurrence in an Ordinance for repaying Four Hundred Pounds to Sir Ric'd Onsloe, &c.
out of the Excise.
Read, and Agreed to with an Amendment.
3. To desire Concurrence in an Ordinance for Three
Hundred Pounds, for the Prisoners sent up by Sir Tho.
Fairfax, from Naseby. (Here enter it.)
Read, and Agreed to.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to the Ordinance concerning
the Three Hundred Pounds for the Prisoners; to the
Ordinance concerning Sir Ric'd Onslow, their Lordships
will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordinance for a Committee of both Houses to manage the Affairs of Ireland.
"Whereas late Informations are come from several
Parts of Ireland, and more particularly from the
Province of Munster, importing the great Extremities and Danger that Kingdom is reduced unto, which
must of Necessity be taken into a serious and speedy
Consideration: Be it therefore Ordained, by the
Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That
the Earl of Kent, Earl of Salisbury, Earl of Pembrooke, Earl of Denbigh, Earl of Bollingbrooke, Lord
Willoughby, Lord Mountague, Mr. Hollis, Colonel
William Jephson, Sir John Clotworthy, Sir John Evelyn
Senior, Mr. Whitehead, Mr. Robert Goodwin, Mr.
Lisle, Mr. Reynolds, Sir William Brereton, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Rigby, Colonel Moore, Mr. Rolle, Sir Walter Erle, Mr. Knightly, and Mr. Tate, or any Five
of them, to be a Committee, to receive, prepare, and
consider of, Propositions for the speedy Relief of that
Kingdom, and particularly for the Province of Mounster, and to prepare them in such Order for the Two
Houses of Parliament as may most facilitate the Affairs of that distressed Kingdom; and are to sit constantly, for the Affairs aforesaid, Tuesdays, Thursdays,
and Saturdays, and oftener as Occasion shall require,
in such Place as they shall think fit."
Order for 200l. to Lady Fairfax.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, 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,
not yet assigned; and that 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 in her Behalf."
Order for 100l. to Major Oconnolly.
"The humble Petition of Owen Oconnally, Serjeant
Major to Sir John
Clotworthy, was this Day read:
And it is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in
Parliament assembled, That Major Owen Oconnally
shall have presently paid unto him Two Hundred
Pounds, as Part of the Arrears due unto him upon
his Pension of One Hundred Pounds per Annum,
out of the Discovery informed of by Mr. Nathaniell
Stephens, at Habberdashers Hall, if it may there be
had; or otherwise, if it cannot be had there, out of
the First Monies that shall come in upon the next
Order for 300l. for the Prisoners taken at Naseby.
"Whereas Thomas Foote Esquire, Alderman of the
City of London, and the rest of the Commissioners of
Excise and new Impost, have advanced and lent the
Sum of Three Hundred Pounds, for the Relief of
the common Soldiers that were sent up Prisoners by
Sir Thomas Fairefax: Be it Ordained, by the Lords
and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the
said Commissioners of Excise shall and may reimburse
themselves, and that their Executors, Administrators,
or Assigns, shall be reimbursed, of the said Three
Hundred Pounds, together with Interest for the same,
after the Rate of Eight per Cent. out of the Receipts
of the Excise, upon the Ordinance 11 Sept. 1643,
for so long Time as the same, or any Part thereof,
shall be forborn, out of such Intervals of Receipts
as shall happen when other Assignments already
(fn. †) assigned shall not fall due, or, in Default thereof,
then in such Order and Course as this Ordinance
shall succeed; for which Reimbursement of Principal
and Interest, this Ordinance shall be their, the said
Commissioners of Excise, or their Successors, sufficient Warrant and Discharge: And it is further Ordained, That the said Three Hundred Pounds, by
the Commissioners of Excise advanced and lent for
the Use aforesaid, shall be paid unto Richard Knightly
Esquire, a Member of the House of Commons, whose
Receipt shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said
Commissioners of Excise, and every of them, for the
said Three Hundred Pounds, in that Behalf."
Persons, for the Murder of Shemonds, in Windsor Park, to be kept safe.
Ordered, That the Governor of Windsor Castle shall
keep in safe Custody those Persons that are in Prison
for the Murder of Thomas Shemonds, the Keeper's Son
of The Great Parke of Windsor, that so they may be forthcoming at the Trial by the Commission of Oyer and
Terminer directed by this House.
House adjourned till 9a cras.