DIE Martis, 23 die Septembris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Delmy.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
Message from the H. C. with Committees Names for Lincoln.
A Message was brought (fn. *) from the House of Commons, by Mr. Broxham:
To desire Concurrence, for adding divers Persons to
the Committee for Sequestrations in the County of
Lyncolne. (Here enter it.)
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to the adding of these Names
as is desired.
Answer from the H. C.
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page returned this Answer from the House of Commons;
That they will send an Answer to these Particulars
following, by Messengers of their own:
1. That their Lordships intend to receive the Lord
Hunsden into their House the 27th of this Month, unless they receive somewhat from the House of Commons to the contrary.
2. The Lord Wharton's Letter, desiring some may
be added to the Committee of Westm.; and that the
Ordinance to take away the Book of Common Prayer
may be sent into the Northern Parts.
3. The Ordinance for Sir Gregory Norton.
4. Two Reports from the Committee of Lords and
Commons for the Admiralty.
5. An Order for additional Names of the Committee of Devon.
6. An Order for Eliz. Marsh to pass to Oxford.
Letter from L. Wharton.
The Speaker acquainted this House with a Letter
he received from the Lord Wharton, at Barwicke, with
divers Papers inclosed, which were read.
(Here enter them.)
The Earl of Warwicke reported from the Committee
of both Kingdoms a Letter, which was written to them;
which was read, as follows:
Letter from Guernsey, that the King is making great Preparations against them at Falmouth, and desiring Assistance.
(fn. *) "Right Honourable,
"We shall, by your Lordships Permission, inform
your Honours, that we understand, by a Captain in a
States Man of War, of the great Preparations which
the King doth make in Falmouth, to come against this
Island. The Zeal and Affection that we have, to live
and die in God's and your Lordships Cause, doth
embolden us most humbly to beseech, that we may
not be abandoned to the Fury of the Enemy; but
that your Honours, considering our unspotted Fidelity
to the Crown of England ever since the Conquest,
that (fn. †) we may be thought worthy of your Honours
Care and Protection: To that End, we have sent this
Gentleman, Mr. Peter Carye, humbly to petition your
Lordships in our Behalf. We need not represent
unto your Honours of what Consequence this Isle is
to the Parliament; which, if in the Enemy's Hands,
would prove a Second Dunkirk. May (fn. †) it therefore
please your Lordships to avert all Mischief from us,
by a timely Succour of Ships; and so we most
"Your Lordships most humble and
most obedient Servants,
"Peter De Beavoir.
John Bonamy. Jaques Guille. Jean Blundell.
Josias Le Marchant. Thom. Carey.
Michaell De Sausmarasan. John Carey."
Next, divers other Letters of Intelligence concerning
this Business was read. (Here enter them.)
Order for Ships, &c. to be sent to their Assistance.
Ordered, That these Letters be referred to the
Committee for (fn. †) the Admiralty; and that they give
present Order to the Vice Admiral, to send sufficient
Shipping, to defend that Island; and that the Committee of both Kingdoms do take such speedy Order,
that One Hundred and Fifty Musketeers be sent to the
Deputy Governor of Guernsey, for better Defence
The Earl of Manchester reported a Paper from the
Committee of both Kingdoms; which was read, as followeth:
"Die Lunæ, 22 Septemb. 1645.
Exchange of Lord Brahazon & al. for Lady Moore & al.
"At the Committee of both Kingdoms, (fn. *) at Derby
"Ordered, That it be reported to both Houses,
That this Committee doth agree with the Committee of Lords and Commons for Irish Affairs, concerning the Exchange of the Lord Brabazon, Sir
Henry Tichborne, and Sir James Ware, now Prisoners
in The Tower, for the Lady More, Sir Patricke Wennes,
Sir Rob't Hannay, Captain Pensonby, Captain Wentworth, Lieutenant Draper, Mr. Butten, Mr. Townley,
Lieutenant Townly, Quarter-master Hatch, and for Sir
Wm. Parsons, Sir Adam Loftus, and Sir Rob't Meredith."
Agreed to; and the Concurrence of the House of
Commons desired herein.
Mrs. Whateley's Petition.
Upon reading the Petition of Sence Whately, the
Widow of Tho. Whately, Apothecary, of London: It
is Ordered, That it is referred to the Lord Mayor
and Court of Aldermen of London, to call before them
the Parties, and to examine the Truth of the Cause;
and, if they find the Petitioner wronged, to procure
her Satisfaction, or to certify the true State of the
Cause to this House.
Geldrop, a Merchant Stranger, not to be sent out of the Line of Communication for being a Papist.
Upon reading the Petition of George Geldrop, Merchant Stranger; shewing, "That, for the Space of
Two and Twenty Years last past, he hath lived
within the Cities of London and Westm. and hath
been conformable and obedient to the Laws of this
Kingdom, and behaved himself inoffensively all the
said Time; yet, notwithstanding, he hath been of
late convented before the Committee of Militia for
and within the City and Liberty of Westm. sitting in
The Savoy, and was ordered to depart out of the
Lines of Communication; because he was a Roman
Catholic, though he hath freely paid all Taxes and
Assessments, and never was within the King's Quarters, or held any Correspondency with any of that
Party; and for that he is a Merchant Stranger, and
no Native, but born under the Dominion of the
King of Spaine, he humbly desires he may enjoy the
Privileges and Immunities due to Merchant Strangers,
and agreed upon by the Articles between the Kingdoms of England and Spaine; and that he may be
permitted to continue his Abode and Dwelling where
he is now, without Interruption."
It is Ordered, That the Committee for the Militia
at The Savoy shall have Notice from this House, That
it is not the Intention of this House, in the Ordinance
for putting Papists out of the Line of Communication,
to meddle with or remove Merchant Strangers.
Company for planting The Summer Islands to export Goods Duty free.
Upon reading this Petition of the Company of
London, for Plantation of The Summer Islands; shewing,
"That they intend to send to the said Islands divers
Parcels of Goods, for the Relief of the Poor there;
therefore desire that the said Goods may go Customfree, and the Commissioners of the Customs to have
"Ordered, That this House grants this Petition; and
that the Concurrence of the House of Commons be desired herein.
"The Particulars follow:
"In the Ship Dorsett, of London, Captain James Crannidge Master,
1000 Ells of Coarse Red Cotton.
50 Pounds-worth of Woollen Cloth.
200 Ells of Holland.
12000 Ells of Lockram and Canvas.
150 Pounds-worth of Habberdashers Wares.
50 Pounds-worth of Grocery Ware.
20 Pounds-worth of Iron Wares.
1 Tun of Wines.
2 Tuns of Strong Waters.
20 Dozen of Wool Cards.
150 Pounds-worth of Shoemakers Thread.
1000 Gross of Tobacco Pipes.
10 Dozen of Canvas Suits.
10 Dozen of Waist-coats.
5 Dozen of Monmouth Caps.
2 Tuns of Rozin and Pitch.
100 Pounds-worth of old Houshold-stuff.
50 Pounds-worth of Fishing-lines and Hooks.
20 Dozen of Shoes.
300 Ells of Baize.
500 of Hops.
"200 l. of Wool."
Message from the H. C. with an Order; and about their Accusation against L. Hunsdon.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Henry Mildmay:
To desire Concurrence in an Order concerning appointing of the Winter Guard at Sea.
(Here enter it.)
2. That the House of Commons having received a
Message from this House, concerning the Lord Hunsden's Business; in regard a Member of their House, who
hath all the Papers concerning that Business, is out of
Town, they desire a Fortnight's Time longer than their
Lordships have appointed.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to the Order concerning
the Winter Guard at Sea; and touching their Desire
concerning the enlarging the Time for the Lord Hunsden's Business, this House is contented to put it off till
Saturday come (fn. *) Sevennight.
Message from the H. C. with a Commission for Sir R. King and Mr. Angloe to go to Ulster.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Nicolls:
To desire Concurrence in a Commission to be given
to Sir Rob't Kinge and Mr. Angloe, &c. for to go into
Ulster, in Ireland. (Here enter it.)
Read, and Agreed to.
Ordered, That the Commissioners of the Great
Seal (fn. †) do pass this Commission under the Great Seal of
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to the said Commission.
Berkley Castle not to be demolished when taken.
Upon reading the Petition of George Lord Barckly;
desiring, "That when his Castle of Barckly be taken,
it may not be demolished, but a Garrison put in for
the Service of the Parliament."
It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to take Care herein; but
as touching a Governor, the House thought it not fit
to resolve any Thing therein until the Castle be
This Day Colonel Mytten and Wm. Jones informed
this House, upon Oath, at the Bar, "That Thomas
Edwards, Brother to Humphry Edwards Esquire, was
last Year Sheriff of the County of Salop, made by
the King; and that he was of the Commission of
Array, and is sequestered for a Delinquent."
Upon this, the House read the Ordinance concerning
Humphry Edwards, brought up from the House of Commons, and Agreed to (fn. *) it. (Here enter it.)
The Lord North reported from the Committee, the
Draught of what is to be sent to the House of Commons, concerning the Earl of Denbigh's Business:
Message to the H. C. for Concurrence in the Votes formerly sent down, for clearing the E. of Denbigh, and to expedite his Accompts.
"That the Lords having frequently sent unto that
House, upon the Report of the Committees of both
Houses, concerning a Member of this House, the
Earl of Denbigh; and having not heard from that
House, the Lords do insist upon their former Votes,
so far as concerneth his Lordship's Fidelity and Affection to the Public, and desire their Concurrence
herein; and what appertains unto his Places of Command, the Lords have not intermeddled with any
such Matter concerning their own Members, since
the self-denying Ordinance; and desire those other
Papers, which are Matters of meer Right, may by
that House be so dispatched, as the Merit of the
The House approved of this Report; and Ordered
it to be sent to the House of Commons, with the Papers concerning this Business; which accordingly was
done, by Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page.
Mansell and Harris.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir Rob't Mansell; complaining, "That Edmond Harris refuses to pay him
One Hundred Pounds according to the Order of the
30th of August last; and also upon reading the Affidavit of Wm. Shelden to that Purpose: It is Ordered,
That the Gentleman Usher attending this House shall
attach the said Harris, for his Contempt of the said
Message from the H. C. with Ordinances.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Wm. Masham, &c.
To desire Concurrence in these Particulars following:
1. An Ordinance touching a Collection for the Arrears of the Earl of Manchester's Army, due from the
County of Essex. (Here enter it.)
2. An Ordinance concerning the Eight Hundred Horse
in Lyncolneshire. (Here enter.)
3. An Ordinance for paying the Eight Hundred
Horse in the County of Lyncolne. (Here enter it.)
4. An Ordinance concerning the Isle of Jersey.
(Here enter it.)
Agreed to, and to be printed.
5. An Ordinance concerning Plymouth.
(Here enter it.)
6. An Ordinance to pay Sir Charles Egerton Three
Hundred Pounds. (Here enter it.)
7. An Ordinance for Five Hundred Pounds for
Glou'ster Garrison. (Here enter it.)
8. An Ordinance for taking off the Sequestration
of Charles Edmonds. (Here enter it.)
9. An Ordinance concerning Leverpoole.
Read Twice, and committed to these Lords:
Any Three, to meet Wednesday come Sevennight; and the Parties concerned in it
to have Notice.
10. An Ordinance, That Thomas Croxton Esquire,
now Governor of Nanptwich, may be a Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Chester.
11. An Ordinance for supplying the Scotch Army
in Ireland, and paying a Debt to Mr. John Davies.
The Answer returned was:
That concerning the Ordinances for Leverpoole, Thomas Croxton, and the supplying the Scotch Army in
Ireland, their Lordships will send an Answer by Messengers of their own: To all the rest of the Particulars
of this Message, this House (fn. *) agrees.
L. Balmerino and Sir R. Heath.
Ordered, That the former Order is renewed, to
hear the Cause between the Lord Balmerino and Sir
Rob't Heath the 14th of October next.
Guernsey to be supplied with Wool.
Upon reading of a Letter to the Committee of both
Kingdoms: (Here enter the Letter.) It is Ordered,
That it be recommended to the House of Commons,
that the Islanders of Guernsey may be furnished with
Wool for their Employment as formerly; and that some
particular Person be appointed to take (fn. †) of the said Isle
for this and any other Particular.
Committees for Lincoln.
"It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in
Parliament assembled, That the Mayor of the City
of Lincolne for the Time being, Robert Marshall,
Wm. Marshall, George Bracebridge, and Wm. Goodnappe, Aldermen of the said City of Lincolne, and
Thomas Peachell and Richard Ward, Gentlemen, shall
be, and are hereby, added to the Committee of Sequestrations in the said County of Lincolne, and within
the County of the said City."
Letter from L. Wharton, that they had not yet had a Meeting with the Scots Commissioners; and that the Cumberland Committee had dismissed their Regimental Forces.
"For the Right Honourable the Lord Grey of
Warke, Speaker of the House of Peers pro
Tempore. These, at Westm.
"May it please your Lordships,
"I send you here inclosed the Copy of our Letter
of the 10th of September to the Committee of Estates
of Scotland, with their Answer of the 13th; by the
which, your Lordships may perceive that there is yet
no Certainty of Time appointed for our Meeting.
We have received a Letter from Sir Wilfrid Lawson, of the 10th of this Instant, by which we are
informed, that, since the Retreat of the Scotts Rebels from the Confines of Cumberland, the Committee there hath thought fit to dismiss their Regimental
Forces, and apply themselves only to the erecting of
their Proportions of the new Model, which they conceive is all they are able to bear, or are enabled to
charge upon that County; unto which we have returned this inclosed Answer, and desire that the Pleasure of the Houses may be known therein as speedily
as may be. Not having else to trouble your Lordships with at present, I remain
Barwicke, Sept. 15th, 1645.
"Your Lordships most humble
"I writ on Saturday, by Sir James Hackett, of
the Victory our Brethren's Forces had that
Day against Montrosse, near Selcrecke. Mr.
Rowe, who was upon the Place, returned
to us Yesterday Morning, and confirms
the Relation of that Victory."
Letter from the Committee in Scotland, to the Scots Commissioners there, for a Meeting with them.
"We did expect, according to the Discourse we had
with your Lordships at our last Meeting, to have seen
the Commission from your Parliament, and a Quorum
of Commissioners to have treated with us; but the
Time being now elapsed, and hearing nothing from
your Lordships concerning that Matter, we thought
fit to dispatch this Express unto you, with our earnest
Desires, your Lordships would resolve us what we
may rely upon; the rather, because we understand
our Return is shortly expected. We entreat your
Lordships Answer by this Bearer; and rest,
"Your Honours truly affectionate
Friends and Servants,
Barwicke, this 10th of September, 1645.
To the Right Honourable the Lord Marq.
of Argyle, the Earl of Crawford Lyndsey,
and the rest of the Committee of Estates
of Scotland. These, present.
Vera Copia, ex'r.
"Will'm Rowe, Secr. Commiss."
Answer from the Scots Commissioners, that they have been retarded from the Meeting, by pursuing the Enemy.
"The Condition of Affaires have bin such, and wee
have bin soe much taken upp in Pursuite of the Rebells theire Dayes past, that wee could not without
the Losse of much Tyme and happy Occasion take the
Leasor to attend our Busines with you. The Lord
hes now made our Endeavor soe prosperous, that
wee are confident the Issue of this Day will make
upp all the Delay and your Patience. If that this
Gentleman had not seene and bin an Eye-wittnesse of
all the Good which God hes done for us, wee wald
have made you a particuler Accompt of the severall
Passages of this Dayes Victory. Wee are soe earnestly
and necessarily imployed aboute the Pursute of the
Victory, and in makeinge Dispatches, that wee cannott
make a perfect Appointment. Bot, God willinge, after
good Course and Order shall bee taken with the Dispatches wee have in Hand, it shal bee our Care to
attend upon your Honnor, and make some Progresses
in the Comission wherewith you are intrusted. Wee
remitt to you, to make what Use of the Intelligence
from the Berer seemes fittest to you. Wee shall
studdy nothinge more then to shew our selffis
Phillophauche, this 13th Sept. hora duodecima, 1645.
"Your Honnors very assured
Friends and Servaunts,
"For the Right Honnorable the Commissioners
from the Honnorable Houses of the Parliament of England, at Barwick.
"Vera Copia, ex'r.
"Will'm Rowe, Secr. Commiss."
Letter from the Committee in Scotland, to the Cumberland Committee, about their having disbanded their Regimental Forces.
"We understand from Sir Wilfrid Lawson, that you
have thought fit to dismiss your Regimental Forces.
We are of Opinion, you might do well to continue
them till the Pleasure of the Houses be known;
which, we believe, will be within Few Days, because
we shall acquaint them with it from hence: And
though it hath pleased God to drive the Storm away
from you for the present, yet you know not how it
may return. We leave it to your own Consideration,
to do that which is best for the Good and Safety
of your Country; and rest
Barwick, Sept. 15th 1645.
"Your very loving Friends,
"To our Worthy Friends the Committee of
the County of Cumberland. These, at
"Will'm Rowe, Secr. Commiss."
Information concerning a Fleet fitting out at Falmouth, destined against Guernsey.
"Captain Francis Maugler, Captain of the Ship The
Hollandia, of Flushing, of Four Hundred and Fifty
Tuns Burthen, and Thirty Guns, being by contrary
Wind enforced to Harbour under Command of this
Isle of Guernesey, the 12th Day of this Instant September, declared on Oath to the Lieutenant Governor
of the said Isle, That, he being at St. Mallo, Peeter
de Marley, Captain of a Dutch Frigate for His Majesty (then also at St. Mallo), informed the said Captain Maugler, That John Van Osdounche, Commander
of the Fleet for His Majesty now in Falmouth (being
his the said Marleye's Uncle) did write a Letter unto
him the said Marley, which he then shewed to the
said Captain Maugler (as to an especial Friend),
which did import, that he, the said Marleyes, and all
other Frigates of His Majesty's, were commanded
into Falmouth; and the said Captain Maugler being
very inquisitive to know the Reason thereof, the said
Marley told him (after much Intreaty) that it was intended for to reduce Guernzey to the Obedience of
His Majesty; and that he, the said Marley, had,
about Three Weeks since, at St. Mallo, taken onboard him Two Hundred Seamen, and was (with
Three more of the King's Frigates) bound from
thence to Burdeaux, to take in more Men; and that
the Time appointed for the Execution of this Design
was intended (if Wind and Weather served) to be the
latter End of this Instant September; and that, to
effect it, there were to come between Twenty and
Thirty Vessels from Falmouth, and Van Osdounche to
be their Chief: And the said Marley further told the
said Captain Maugler, That this Island, being reduced,
would afford a Harbour secure in all Weathers for
His Majesty's Vessels to lie in; and it lying in the
Mid-way of the Parliament's Trading Ports and France,
His Majesty's Ships from thence might make great
Prize, (fn. *) have a secure Place of Retreat upon all Disadvantages of Strength, and render His Majesty's Ends
very advantageous: And the said Captain Maugler
further declared, That the Hollander which brought
the Queen from England to France (which have since
served the Portugall) went lately from Falmouth, laden
with Tin, bound for Newhaven in France, there to
take in Ammunition and Men, and to return for
Falmouth; so as it is conceived that will be One of
the intended Fleet for this Place." (fn. †)
"May it please your Honour,
"The chiefest of my Unhappiness I may esteem to
be, the long Intermission of Time since your Lordship
pleased to honour me with your last Letter; but that
is in Part dispelled, by the happy Information I received by Lieutenant Temple (who is lately here
arrived), that your Lordship intends by the next to
give Answer to all my Letters not before answered.
I beseech your Lordship to pardon this my Presumption, and to esteem no otherwise thereof than as a
Proceed of my faithful Duty; as also that your
Lordship would please to give me Leave still to present your Lordship with the present Posture of Affairs
"Your Lordship first may please to be informed,
that (in my former Letters having omitted it) I think
it my Duty to let your Lordship know, that, on the
Fifth of July last, Captain Hodges arriving here, with
a Prize, wherein were many Gentlemen of the King's
Party Prisoners, the Seamen having requested that
some Means might be used for Joseph Bransby's Enlargement out of the Castle, I did (to encourage
Seamen) permit Captain Hodges to send his Boat to
the Castle, with a Letter to Sir Peter Osborne, offering
a Gentleman Prisoner as an Exchange for the said
Joseph, and by it sent unto Sir Peter the Books of
News of the great Victories obtained by Sir Thomas
Fairefax. To the Exchange Sir Peter Osborne answered,
by Letter to Captain Hodges, "That he would not
admit it as yet upon any Terms:" For the News, it
wrought so much on him, that, as I am informed, he
would have surrendered the Castle; but was therein
opposed by Seigneur Sausmarez and the Porter, and,
as I hear since, questioned for the same.
"I shall with extreme Joy kiss your Lordship's Letter;
and beg that I may be thereby instructed to whom
to address my Dispatches of the State of Affairs
here; as also (fn. *) that it may instruct me more fully concerning your Lordship's Apprehension of my Letters
as too short in Expression, it being my Desire to know
my Errors, and in all Things to submit myself and
Affairs to your Lordship's Pleasure; it being my daily
Study, and greatest Ambition, to gain your Lordship's
good Understanding of me and all my Actions.
"I beseech your Lordship's Endeavours, for the
allotting of The Welcome and Dove Pinks, for our
Winter Guard; and that the Service may not be
neglected, I request your Lordship to endeavour that
there may be an Order issued, for the paying their
Company, and their re-victualling at Portsmo. when
they shall have spent their present Victual, wherein
your Lordship will much advance this Service.
"My Lord, I herewith present your Lordship with
a Particular of News, which I beseech your Lordship
to weigh, and seriously to consider; and, as my Resolution is to maintain my Trust and Honour with my
utmost of Life and Ability, so my Confidence is, that
the Parliament will so far value us as to send us both
Shipping and Men; for though I believe the Islanders
may be brought to oppose their Landing, I question
whether, if they force their Landing, they will be
willing, or (if willing) able again to beat them out.
If this Design prove frustrate, those Men and Shipping
which will be sent for our Relief may be employed
(if the Parliament please to give such Order) in the
endeavouring of gaining this Castle or Jersey, there
being now but about Forty Men in that Castle, and
Jersey full of Distempers. I beseech, that whatever
Assistance shall be granted, it be forthwith hastened
hither, whereby this Island will be secured, and I
preserved still able to manifest how real I am
Guernesey, 16 Sept. 1645.
"Your Lordship's most humble
and faithful Servant,
"To the Right Honourable and my singular
good Lord Robert Earl of Warwick.
Ordinance for a Fleet for the Winter Guard.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Sea Guard,
for the Defence of this Kingdom, upon the English,
Scottish, and Irish Coast, for this Winter, shall consist
only of Twenty-two of His Majesty's Ships and
Pinnaces, and Twelve Merchants Ships and Pinnaces, according to a List hereunto annexed: And it
is further Ordered, That the Committee of the
Navy, with the Approbation of the Committee of the
Admiralty, shall hereby have Power, as they see Cause,
to lessen the said Number of Ships, or to discharge
any of the said Ships, and put others in their Rooms:
And it is lastly Ordered, That the said Committee
do likewise take present Course, and give Order, that
Victual and other Necessaries be provided, for those
Ships of His Majesty's, for the said Winter Service;
and that they give Notice to the Owners of the Merchants Ships, that they make Provisions of Victuals
for their several Ships for the like Time."
"A List of such of His Majesty's Ships and Vessels, as also of the Merchant-men, as are to
be continued forth at Sea, for this Winter
Guard, 1645, in the Service of the Parliament.
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Anne and Perry,
Anne and Joice,
"Captain Batten to be continued Commander in
Chief, in such Ship as the Committee of the Admiralty shall think fit."
"It is this Day Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That Humphrey Edwards Esquire be admitted to the present Possession
of the Lands of Thomas Edwards his Brother, in the
County of Salopp, and do accompt to both Houses of
Parliament for the Profits thereof: And it is further
Ordained, That the said Humphrey Edwards shall have
the One Moiety of the Personal Estate of his said
Brother, for his own Use, without Accompt, which
shall be by his Industry discovered."
Ordinance to collect the Arrears due for the Earl of Manchester's Army in Essex.
"It is Ordered and Ordained, by the Lords and
Commons in Parliament assembled, that all Monies in
Arrear in the County of Essex, of the Fifth and
Twentieth Part of Mens Estates, and of the Weekly
Assessments, and other Monies, for the raising and
maintaining of the Army late under the Command of
the Earl of Manchester, and not yet collected, be forthwith collected, by the several Collectors formerly
appointed by Ordinance of Parliament, who are
hereby required forthwith to pay the same, and all
other Monies in their Hands of the same Arrears,
unto the Standing Committee of the said County, or
to such Treasurer or Treasurers as the said Committee
shall appoint, for and towards the Satisfaction of the
great Charges of the said County disbursed by them
(over and above their Weekly Assessments), for the
Service of the said Army, and to be disposed of by
the said Committee for the Defence and Service of the
said County; and the said Treasurer or Treasurers are
to give Accompt thereof to the said Committee, from
Time to Time, as they shall be required by them:
And it is further Ordained, by the Authority aforesaid, That all former Treasurers and Receivers of any
of the said Arrears shall issue forth what remains in
their Hands of the said Arrears, for the Defence and
Service of the said County, upon Warrant under the
Hands of the said Committee, which shall be a sufficient Discharge to them: Lastly it is Ordained, by the
Authority aforesaid, That the said Standing Committee
shall have Power to send for the said Collectors, Treasurers, and Receivers, and for their Accompts; and, in
case of Refusal or Neglect therein, to commit them to
Prison, and there to remain till they give Satisfaction
to the Committee."
Ordinance concerning 800 Horse in Lincolnshire, raised by the Eastern Association.
"Whereas the Eastern Association hath lately sent
forth Eight Hundred Horse, under the Command of
Major Haynes, for the Safety of Lincolnesheire and the
whole Association, and for the keeping in of Newarke
Forces, during the Absence of Colonel Rossiter's
Horse, now under the Command of Major General
Points: It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons
in Parliament assembled, That the said Eight Hundred
Horse shall be paid, out of the Excise, in Course, so
long as they shall be employed in that Service; and
that the Owners of the said Horse and Arms shall be
secured and satisfied, out of the Excise, for such Horse
or Arms as shall appear, under the Hands of the
Standing Committees of the several Counties of the
said Association, to be lost in the said Service, or made
unuseful: And it is Ordained, by the Authority aforesaid, That the Standing Committee of the Lords and
Commons for the said Association shall have Power to
call Home the said Eight Hundred Horse, at the End
of Two Months, (fn. *) beginning on the 16th of this Instant September: And be it further Ordained, by the
Authority aforesaid, That the said Standing Committees
of the several Counties shall provide, for the present,
the Pay for the said Eight Hundred Horse, according
to their Proportions of Horse sent forth, which shall
be re-paid, out of the said Excise as abovesaid, with
the Interest of the same, after the Rate of Eight Pounds
per Cent. for so long Time as the same, or any Part
thereof, shall be forborn: And lastly be it Ordained,
by the Authority aforesaid, That the said Committee
of Lords and Commons for the said Association shall
have Power to appoint a Treasurer or Treasurers, to
receive the Money that shall be raised for the Pay of
the said Eight Hundred Horse, who shall issue it forth;
upon Warrant under the Hands of the said Committee
of Lords and Commons, for the said Use."
Order for 6184 l. for their Pay.
"Whereas the Eastern Association hath sent forth
Eight Hundred Horse, under the Command of Major
Haynes, for the Safety of Linco'nesheire, and the whole
Association; and whereas the maintaining of the said
Horse for Two Months, to commence the Sixteenth of
this Instant September, will amount unto the Sum of
Six Thousand One Hundred Eighty-four Pounds: Be
it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament
assembled, That the Commissioners of Excise or new
Impost for the Time being do pay the said Sum of
Six Thousand One Hundred Eighty-four Pounds, in
Course, out of the Receipts of the Excise, by Ordinance
of the 11th of September, 1643 (together with Interest
for the same, after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Centum,
for so long Time as the same shall be forborn before
it become due as aforesaid), unto Thomas Toll Esquire,
Alderman of Lynn, or to such other Person or Persons
as shall be nominated and appointed by the Committee
of Lords and Commons for the said Association: and
his or their Receipt to be their, the said Commissioners
of Excise, sufficient Warrant and Discharge for the
said Six Thousand One Hundred Fourscore and Four
Pounds, and Interest, and every Part and Parcel
thereof: And it is likewise further Ordained, That
the said Thomas Toll, or such other Person or Persons
to be nominated and appointed as aforesaid, do pay the
Monies by him or them so received, to such Persons
of the several Counties of the said Association as the
said Committee, or any Five or more of them, under
their Hands in Writing, shall order and appoint, according to the several Proportions of Horse as shall,
under Hands of the Standing Committees of the said
Association, appear to have been set forth by the
several and respective Counties."
Ordinance to continue the, One concerning 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 23th of September, 1644, for and concerning the
Tenth Part added more of the Customs and Subsidies,
for the Defence of the Town and Fort of Plymouth
and Isle of St. Nicholas, which was to have Continuance to the 29th of this Instant September, shall be,
and is hereby Declared and Ordained to be in Force,
and to have Continuance, until the 29th of September,
which shall be in the Year of our Lord 1646: 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 Merchandizes, doth or shall pay, for or
towards the Relief or Defence of the Town or Fort
of Plymouth and the Isle of St. Nicholas."
Order for 300 l. to Sir Charles Egerton.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, That Sir Charles Egerton Knight, towards his present Support, shall have paid unto him
the Sum of Three Hundred Pounds, out of the First
Monies that shall be paid by Mr. Grigge as a Fine for
his Delinquency, or out of the First Monies that shall
be paid for the Fine of any other Delinquent which
he shall propound."
Order for 500 l. for Gloucester Garrison.
"Whereas, by an Order of the House of Commons,
bearing Date 20 Septembris, 1645, Five Hundred
Pounds is assigned to be paid out of the Receipts of
the Excise, to be advanced by Thomas Foote Alderman
of London, and the rest of the Commissioners of Excise,
for a Recruit of Arms, Pistols, and Saddles, and towards Pay of Horse belonging to the Garrison of Gloucester; the which said Sum of Five Hundred Pounds,
in regard the pressing Necessities of that Garrison and
County require a present Supply, is advanced by Nathaniell Stephens, Thomas Hodges, and Thomas Pury,
Esquires, by Way of Loan, to be re-paid at the End
of One Year next after the Date hereof: Be it therefore Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, That the Interest of the said Five Hundred Pounds for the First Six Months, after the Rate of
Eight Pounds per Centum per Annum, shall be paid unto
the said Nathaniell Stephens, Thomas Hodges, and Thomas Pury, their Executors, Administrators, or Assigns,
(fn. *) or any of them, at the End of Six Months next after
the Date hereof; and that the Principal and Interest
following shall be reimbursed and paid unto the said
Nathaniell Stephens, Thomas Hodges, and Thomas Pury,
their Executors, Administrators, or Assigns; or any of
them, at the End of Twelve Months after the Date
hereof; which several Payments of Interest, and Principal Money and Interest as aforesaid, the said Commissioners of Excise are hereby required and authorized
to make due Payment of, from Time to Time, according
to the true Intent and Meaning of this Ordinance, unto
the said Nathaniell Stephens, Thomas Hodges, and Thomas Pury, their Executors, Administrators, or Assigns,
or any of them, whose Receipt or Receipts for the
same shall be a sufficient Discharge unto the said
Commissioners of Excise, and every of them, in that
Ordinance to clear Edmonds of his Delinquency.
"Whereas the Estate of Charles Edmonds, of Preston,
in the County of North'ton, Esquire, was formerly sequestered, for the Delinquency of the said Charles;
and since, he, to free himself and his Estate from the
same, hath made an Agreement with the Committee
of North'ton, to pay Six Hundred and Forty-five
Pounds, (videlicet,) Two Hundred Forty and Five
Pounds within One Month after the Date hereof, and
within One Month after Michaelmas next Two Hundred
Pounds, and within One Month after the Five and
Twentieth Day of March next Two Hundred Pounds:
It is therefore now Ordered and Ordained, by the
Lords and Commons in this present Parliament assembled, That the said Sequestration be from henceforth
taken off, from the said Charles Edmonds and his Estate;
and the same is hereby taken off accordingly, and he
and his Estate freed and discharged of and from all
former Delinquencies, and all Sequestrations by
reason thereof; and all Committees or Parties whom
the same may concern are to take Notice hereof,
and yield ready Obedience hereunto: Provided, That
the said Six Hundred and Forty-five Pounds be paid to
the Committee sitting at North'ton, according to the said
Commission for Mr. Annestey, Sir R. King, and Colonel Beale, to be Chief Governors and Presidents of Ulster.
"Charles, by the Grace of God, King of England,
Scotland, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith,
&c. To all whom these Presents shall come, Greeting.
Know ye, that We, by the Advice and Consent of
Our Parliament of England, in Consideration of the
great Want there is in Our Province of Ulster, of Administration of Justice, and Exercise of the Civil Power;
and out of the Trust and Confidence We have in the
Integrity and Abilities of Cur Trusty and Well-beloved
Arthur Annesley Esquire, Sir Robert King Knight, and
Colonel William Beale, have given and granted, and
by these Presents do give and grant, unto them, the said
Arthur Annesley, Sir Robert King, and Colonel Wm.
Beale, the Office and Charge of Chief Governors of
Our said Province of Ulster; and the said Arthur Annesley, Sir Robert King, and Colonel Wm. Beale, the
Chief Governors of our said Province of Ulster
(fn. *) do by these Presents constitute, ordain, and make;
and to the said Arthur Annesley, Sir Robert King, and
Colonel William Beale, the Chief Government of Our
said Province, and of Our said Subjects there resident,
We do commit; and further do give and grant, by
these Presents, to the said Arthur Annseley, Sir Robert
King, and Colonel Will'm Beale, all such Civil Jurisdictions, Pre-eminencies, Privileges, and Dignities, as
Sir William St. Leger Knight, late Lord President of
Munster, or the Right Honourable Roger Lord Viscount Rannelaugh, late Lord President of Connaght,
have heretofore received and had, as Chief Governors or Presidents of Our said several Provinces
respectively; giving and granting unto the said
Arthur Annesley, Sir Robert King, and Colonel
William Beale, full Power to rule and govern Our
said People, within Our said Province of Ulster, according to such Instructions and Directions as are
now annexed in a Schedule to these Presents, or as
at any Time hereafter shall be given or directed unto
them by Us, by the Advice of Our Parliament of
England, to have, exercise, and enjoy, the said Office
of Chief Governors, to the said Arthur Annesley, Sir
Robert King, and Colonel Beale, or any Two of
them, with all Jurisdictions, Pre-eminencies, Privileges, Authorities, and Appurtenances, before by
these Presents mentioned, during the Space of Six
Months, and no longer: And whereas the said Arthur
Annesley, Sir Robert King, and Colonel Beale, in respect of Our Service in other Parts or Places, may
have Occasion to be absent out of Our said Province
of Ulster, and that in such their Absence our Pleasure is, some meet Person or Persons may be substituted, in the several Counties of that Province, as
Deputy Governors, Commissioner, or Commissioners;
We do, therefore, by these Presents, by the Advice
aforesaid, give full Power and Authority unto the
said Arthur Annesley, Sir Robert King, and Colonel
Beale, to appoint, choose, and substitute, in their
Absence, some meet and convenient Person or Per
sons, to be their Deputy Governors, Commissioner,
or Commissioners, in each County of the said Province
of Ulster respectively; and the said Person or Persons, so appointed, chosen, and substituted, We do by
these Presents authorize to govern and rule the
several Counties of Our said Province of Ulster, in
the Absence of the said Arthur Annesley, Sir Robert
King, and Colonel Beale, to all Respects and Purposes, as if the said Arthur Annesley, Sir Robert King,
and Colonel Beale, were personally present, and did
and might, rule by Authority aforesaid; willing, and
hereby strictly charging and commanding, all Our
Officers, as well Civil as Martial; and all Manner of
Our loving Subjects, to be respectively aiding, and
assistant, and obedient, in and to the said Arthur Annesley, Sir Robert King, and Colonel Beale, or any
other or others authorized by or under them, or any
Two of them, as aforesaid, in the Execution of the
said Office and Charge of Chief Governors of Our said
Province of Ulster, as they will answer the contrary
at their Perils."
"Instructions for Exercise of the Civil Power, by
Arthur Annesley Esquire, Sir Robert King
Knight, and Colonel Beale, in the Province
of Ulster, in Ireland.
Their Instructions for the Use of the Civil Power.
"You shall determine (by the Advice, and with the
Assistance, of such of the Chief Persons of Quality
as you shall call to sit with you) all Civil Actions, as
well Real as Personal, and all Suits and Controversies
whatsoever shall happen betwixt Party and Party;
and shall punish all such Offences and Misdemeanors,
in such Manner and Form, and according to such
Process and Proceedings, by Fines, Imprisonments,
and Corporal Punishments, as have been formerly
used in the Presidents of Munster or Connaght, in the
Time, and during the Government, of the late Lord
"You shall carefully dispose and improve all such
Lands, Tenements, Rents, Goods, Chattels, Hereditaments, either by Lease or Gustodium, during the
Wars, as have or shall belong to any of the Rebels or their Abettors, towards the Maintenance of
that War, or of such Persons as have merited in
that Service, so that there may be an Accompt
had and taken thereof whensoever it shall be required.
"You shall settle Customers and other Officers, to
collect the Profits coming by Fishings, Customs, Prize
Wines, Bishops Lands, the Lands of Deans and
Chapters, and other lawful Ways, which have hitherto gone to private Purses, and shall issue the
same with Equality, to ease the Public Charge; and
shall call to Accompt all Persons whatsoever, that
have made private Advantage thereof since the Rebellion; and because of the extreme Scarcity of
Provision, Cattle, and Carriage Horses, they shall
settle some Course for to hinder the transporting
of Horses and Cattle of all Sorts, and shall punish
the Offenders in that Kind, according to their Offence; and shall appoint Officers, to seize the Ships,
Barks, and Boats, with the Goods in them, of any
Owner that shall, after Notice given of this Restraint, make any such Transportation; and of the
Forfeiture in this Kind, the One Moiety shall be
converted to the Use of the Party informing and
seizing, and the other Part to the Use of the
"You shall settle the Inhabitants of the Country
in a Certainty what Contribution they are to pay,
and not leave them to the Will of the Officer and
"You shall call to Accompt all those that have
had the Receipt of any Provision, of what Sort
soever, either from hence or any other Part, to
have been distributed to the Regiments and Troops
in Ireland, and examine how they have disposed
"You shall restrain the promiscuous Cutting of Timber, and other Woods there, for private Profit, by
those that have no Right or Interest therein.
"You shall; by yourselves or Deputies, tender to
the People the National League and Covenant.
"You shall conform yourselves, and all others there
under your Command, to such Form of Church Government and Discipline as shall be set forth by Authority of Parliament; and you shall sufficiently provide for such godly Ministers as shall submit to
that Government and Discipline, and remove the
"Provided, That nothing herein contained be prejudicial to the Treaties and Agreements made between the Kingdoms concerning the Scotts Army, nor
unto the Military Power and Rules of War; and
that the calling of any Member of that Army to
an Accompt for any Offence proper to a Council of
War, or for Accompts of Monies and Provisions, be
done by the joint Committee of both Kingdoms upon
"You shall from Time to Time obey and execute
such further Instructions as you shall receive from
[ (fn. *) both the] Houses of the Parliament of England,
or any other authorized by them."
Declaration against Carteret, Governor of Jersey, for his Severity to the Prisoners there.
"The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament,
being certified that one George De Carterett, assuming
to himself, without lawful Authority, to be Governor of the Isle of Jersey, hath presumed to exercise many exorbitant and tyrannical Actions upon the
People there, by seizing their Estates, imprisoning
their Persons, and murdering some of them, (fn. †) not
only contrary to the Laws of this Kingdom, and of
that Island's, but against the Rules and Public Customs
of War itself: The said Lords and Commons, looking upon the Condition of the Inhabitants of that
Island with much Compassion, and with equal Indignation upon the Insolency of the pretended Governor
there and his Adherents, do hereby Declare, That, in
case the said George De Carterett, or his Adherents,
under Colour of any Commission or Authority whatsoever, shall be so hardy as hereafter to take away
the Life of any Inhabitant of that Island adhering
to the Service of the Parliament of England, that
they forthwith, upon Notice thereof, will cause the
like Measure to be offered to those Prisoners they
have; and for the Life of every One the said Carterett or his Adherents shall take away, they will
cause to be executed of their Prisoners in Compensation thereof."
Letter from Guernsey, for, the free Exportation of Wool to them; and for the E. of Warwick to continue their Governor.
"Upon the Information that we have received, that
there is some Obstruction and Lett in granting of
Licences, for the Transportation of Wool to this
Island; we have thought it our Duty, being Ma
gistrates in this Isle, humbly to address ourselves to
your Lordships, and, in the Name of the Inhabitants, most humbly to represent to your Honours,
That the making of Stockings is the only Trade that
the People of this Place have to get their Livelihood: Your Lordships will therefore be pleased to
consider, that the retarding of the Transportation of
Wool for this Isle will deprive the People of their
Daily Food: We do therefore most humbly beseech,
that the Right Honourable the Earl of Warwicke,
whose cordial and fatherly Care of us hath been extraordinary, may continue in the same Relation to
us of our Governor as heretofore, his Lordship
having facilitated all Things that might be for our
Good: We do therefore humbly desire, that we
may address ourselves to his Lordship, as heretofore,
for all Things concerning this Isle; and in the mean
Time we humbly beseech that some Frigates may be
appointed to guard us this Winter; and so we most
Most humble and
Guernsey, 31th Aug. 1645.
most obedient Servants,
"John Bonamy. Peeter de Beavior.
"Jaques Guille. Jean Blondell. Josiasle Marchant.
Tho. Carey. Michaell de Sausmaras.
"To the Right Honourable the Committee of both Kingdoms at Derby House."
House adjourned till 9a cras.