DIE Sabbati, 27 die Septembris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Delmy.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
Letters from L. Wharton.
The Speaker acquainted the House, "That he had
received a Packet of Letters from the Lord Wharton;"
which were read, as follow. (Here enter them.)
Answer from the H. C.
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page return with this Answer from the House of Commons:
That they will send an Answer, by Messengers of
their own, to the Message sent Yesterday.
Woodhouse to be sent up from Plymouth, and the Cause of his Imprisonment.
Ordered, That Serjeant Kettleby Woodhouse, imprisoned at Plymouth, shall, immediately upon Sight
(fn. *) hereof, have Liberty to come and appear before the
Lords in Parliament; and that the Cause of his Commitment be certified; and the Mayor, Committee, and
other Officers of the said Town, are to conform themselves to this Order.
Ordinance for supplying the Army in Ireland by Mr. Davis.
The Ordinance for supplying the Army in Ireland
by Mr. John Davies, was read the Second Time, and
Agreed to, with the Addition of Christopher Savery of
Shilston Esquire, in the County of Devon, and Phillip
Cooker and Ric'd Wood Esquires.
Commissioners to treat about the Restitution of some Ships taken by the King of Denmark and for reducing some exorbitant Customs exacted in Ports in the Baltic
The Petition of the Governor, Assistants, and Fellowship of Merchant Adventurers, and of the Governor, Assistants, and Fellowship of Eastland Merchants,
was read, shewing, "That the Commissioners lately employed by both Houses of Parliament, to procure Restitution of the King of Denmarke for Five
full laden Ships of the Petitioners, consiscated at
Gluckstoet and in The Sound, and to settle a Free
Trade through His Streams, being above Three
Months since returned, with an Agreement of that
King, approved by the Council of His Kingdoms,
for the Petitioners Accommodation in both those
Particulars, which Agreement, together with a Credential Letter to both Houses, remaining ever since
with this Honourable Committee, (fn. *) without any special Notice of the same, or Approbation thereof
hitherto expressed, and One of the said Commissioners having Occasion speedily to re pass through
The S und, of whom some Return touching the ratisying of the said Treaty will be expected,
"They humbly beseech, to take some Course, that,
the said Dispatches being communicated to both
Houses, an Answer of the said Letter may be returned, and the Agreement kept upon Record in safe
Custody, and an Intimation given thereof, as well
to the Court of Admiralty as to other Courts which
the same may concern, to prevent all Errors and
Mistakes which may otherwise happen to the Prejudice of that Treaty, and that the said Commissioners may, in the Behalf of The Eastland Com
pany, have Credentials and full Power, to treat
with the Marquis of Brandenburgh, and other States
within The Baltique Seas, for a more Settlement of
Trade in those Parts, and the Reduction of many
newly enhanced Customs, being a great Burthen to
the Subjects and Trade of these Kingdoms"
It is Ordered, That this Petition be sent down to
the House of Commons, and their Concurrence desired, that the Commissioners may have such further
Power to treat as is desired.
Capt Kettleby's Petition for a Maintenance in Prison
Upon reading the Petition of Captain Kettleby, desiring some Relief, he being in Want in Prison It
is Ordered, To be communicated to the House of
L Blanev desires to raise a Troop of Horse for Ireland
Upon reading the Petition of the Lord Blany (reported from the Committee for Ireland), desiring,
"That he may be enabled by (fn. †) them to raise a Troop
of Horse, only desiring Arms, and to be admitted
into Pay, as other Troops are in the Kingdom of
It is Ordered, That this Petition be recommended
to the House of Commons
Col Davis Petition, for a Maintenance
Upon reading the Petition of Colonel Davies, desiring some Maintenance for his Livelihood It is Ordered, To be recommended to the House of Commons
Papers from the Committee for the Admiralty
The Earl of Warwicke reported from the Committee
for the Admiralty Two Papers, which were read, as
Die Veneris, 26 September, 1645
At the Committee of Lords and Commons for
Concerning Capt Kettle by a Exchange for Capt Bransby and Sparls
Whereas, upon a Reference from the Committee of
the Navy to the Commissioners of the Navy, the said
Commissioners have reported their Opinion, That
they conceive it fit to exchange Captain Kettleby,
a Prisoner here, for Joseph Bransby, late Commander
of The Scout Frigatt in the Parliament's Service,
and now Prisoner at Castle Cornett, near Guersey,
and forasmuch as this Committee conceives that the
same will be with some Disadvantage, in regard
Captain Kettleby hath been Admiral of Ireland, and
Joseph Bransby hath been but Commander of the
said Frigate, and that the Exchange both of him
and of Captain Rob't Sparkes, late Commander of the
Vessel in the Parliament's Service, which was taken
by the Enemy, being now a Prisoner in Cornwall,
may be reasonably demanded for the said Captain
Ordered, That the same be reported from this Committee to both Houses of Parliament, and their Pleasure thereupon prayed
Ordered, To be communicated to the House of
Commons, and desired, that either that the said Captain Kettleby may be exchanged, or else he may be allowed some Maintenance for his Livelihood
Die Veneris, 26 Sept 1645
At the Committee of Lords and Commons for
For the Secretaries to this Committee to have a Salary
Whereas the Ordinance whereby this Committee
is established expires on Wednesday next, Ordered,
That it be recommended to both Houses of Parliament, from this Committee, That their Secretaries,
Will Jessop and Rob't Coytmore (recommended to that
Service by the House of Commons), may be jointly
allowed a Salary, from the Time they have attended that Charge, according to the Proportion allowed by Ordinance of Parliament, to Mr Thomas
Smyth, Secretary for the Admiralty, under the Commissioners formerly appointed by Parliament, being
for himself and his Clerks Two Hundreds per Annum"
Ordered, That this be recommended to the House
Message to the H C about it, and the following Particulars
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edward Leech and Mr Page
To desire their Concurrence in the Exchange for Captain Kettleby, or else to give him Allowance
2 To deliver the Paper to them, concerning the
Secretaries of the Commissioners of the Admiralty
3 To deliver the Petition of Colonel Davies, with
4 The Petition of the Eastland Merchants, with the
Sense of this House upon it
5 The Order for sending One Hundred and Fifty
Musketeers to the Isle of Guernsey
6 The Ordinance concerning the Supply of the Armies in Ireland, and desire Concurrence in the Additions
7 To deliver the Lord Blaynie's Petition to them,
8 To desire Concurrence in the Pass for the Lady
Buckburst to go to Oxford
Message from thence, for a Thanks giving
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr Recorder of London
To desire Concurrence, in keeping Thursday next a
Day of Thanksgiving, for the good Success of the
Forces under Major General Poyntzs, &c
Read, and Agreed to.
The Answer returned was:
That (fn. *) this House agrees to the keeping of Thursday
next a Day of Thansgiving, as is desired.
Preachers at the Thanksgiving.
Ordered, That Mr. Ash and Mr. Jasper Hickes be
appointed to preach in the Abbey Church on Thursday
next, the Day of Thanksgiving, before the Peers; and
to preach both in the Morning.
Letter from the Committee in Scotland, that they have not yet been able to procure a Meeting with the Scots Commissioners.
For the Lord Gray of Warke, Speaker of the
House of Peers pro Tempore, at Westm. These.
Haste, Haste, Post Haste.
May it please your Lordships,
I have herein sent your Lordships the Copies of
ours of the 18th to the Lords of Scotland, with the
Answer thereunto: We know not what we could
have done more than we have for a Meeting; and
yet by these last we find no further Engagement for
the Certainty of the Time than we have divers Times
had, which hitherto have not succeeded. This hath
occasioned us to go to Newcastle and the Counties
adjacent, there to do the best Service we may; and
we have sent a Dispatch this Day to the Scotish Lords,
which I shall not need to repeat, because it is here
inclosed. Upon these Uncertainties we stand, and
shall expect the Commands of the House concerning our longer Stay or Return; which is all I have
at the present, and rest
Barwicke, Sept. 22th, 1645.
Most humble Servant,
Letter from them to the Scots Commissioners there, with an Account of the Taking of Bristol, and requesting a Meeting with them.
We have this Day, by an Express from London,
received the good News of the General's taking
Bristoll; the Particulars we transmit unto your Lordships here inclosed, having likewise a Confirmation
thereof by Letters.
We have thought fit, after so long Stay here upon
your Lordships Desires, to dispatch this Bearer purposely unto you, that we may have a speedy Meeting with those appointed by the Parliament of Scotland to treat with us; otherwise we intend some
(fn. †) Time this next Week to take our Journey Southward; of which we thought fit to give your Lordships
Notice, and rest
Berwicke, Sept. 18th, 1645.
Truly affectionate Friends,
and humble Servants,
H. Vane. Tho. Hatcher.
For the Right Honourable the Lord
Marquis of Argyle, the Earl of Crawford Lyndsay, and the rest of the Committee of States of Scotland. These.
"Will'm Rowe, Secr. Comiss."
Another Letter, repeating their Request for a Meeting, and desiring to see their Commission from the Parliament of Scotland, authorizing them to treat.
"After so many earnest Letters and Desires to
your Lordships for a Certainty of Time of Meeting,
and so many Letters and Promises from you from
Time to Time that it should be within few Days,
we had well hoped that some Days this Week
(which is the Sixth since our coming hither) we
should have had a Meeting; and the rather, because
we gave you Notice in our last of our Resolution
to take our Journey Southwards, if it were not speedy;
but by your Lordships last we find no Probability
of any this Week, nor any Time after assigned when,
but that it is left as much at large as ever: This
hath occasioned us to repair to Newcastle and the
adjacent Counties, there to do what Service we can
in this Interim; and we have again sent this Messenger to your Lordships, with our earnest Desire,
that you would give us a Meeting here some certain Day the next Week, or sooner if possible; according to which Appointment, we shall not fail,
God willing, at the Day and Hour appointed, to
attend such as are authorized by the Parliament of
Scotland to treat and conclude with us: And in the
mean Time we desire your Lordships to send us a
Copy of the Commission granted by the Parliament
of Scotland, upon Occasion of our being sent to them
from the Parliament of England; which we desire
the rather to see, because we have already shewed
you our Commission, and for that your Lordships
wanted Power at our last Meeting (contrary to your
own Expectations), and that it then remained doubtful to your Lordships in whom the conclusive Power
was lodged, which it behooveth us to know before
we enter upon the Treaty. As we shall receive Satisfaction from your Lordships in the Time of Meeting and the Power of the Commission, we shall accordingly dispose of ourselves, and rest
22th of Sept. 1645.
"Truly affectionate Friends and Servants,
P. Wharton. H. Vane. W. Armyne.
"Tho. Hatcher. Rob. Goodwin.
"Will'm Rowe, Secr. Comiss."
Throckmorton's Petition against Burbunch, Chaundler, and Briscoe, for seizing his Goods for Arrears of Assessment.
To the Right Honourable the Lords in Parliament assembled.
The humble Petition of John Throckmorton;
That this Morning, one John Burbunch, George
Chaundlor, and Edward Briscoe, rushed into your
Petitioner's House, and, in his Absence, without so
much as speaking to his Wife, being thereto desired
by his Servant, seized upon some of his Goods, under a Pretence of some Payments arrear, which he
never refused to pay; yet, out of Malice to your
Petitioner, and to put a Disgrace upon him before
his Neighbours, have carried away his said Goods,
contrary to the Privilege due unto all such as give
their Attendance upon this Honourable House (their
Goods being privileged, by your Lordships own Orders, as well as their Persons).
His most humble Suit is, that the Bodies of
the said (fn. *) Furbunch, Chaundlor, and Briscoe,
may be attached (there being Affidavit of the
Truth hereof), to answer their said Contempt
to this Honourable House; and whatsoever
it be that the Petitioner is assessed at, he will
And ever pray, &c.
Affidavit of the Fact.
Martha Ransford saith, That one John Furbunch,
George Chaundlor, and Edward Briscoe, violently
rushed into the House of Mr. John Throckmorton,
on the 27th of this Instant September; and, thrusting
her from the Door, (fn. †) they took up a Pair of Brass
Andirons of the said Mr. Throckmorton (her Master), and carried them away out of his Houses, not
withstanding this Deponent told the said Furbunch,
Chaundlor, and Briscoe, that they might speak with
her said Master at the Abbey Church (where he then
was) after Sermon, or at the Parliament Office, and
that the affirmed he would pay any Thing that they
would demand of him, and desired them to speak
with his Wife before they took away his said Goods;
but they utterly refused both, and carried away the
said Goods without speaking to either of them.
The Mark of M Ransford.
Jur. 27 Die Septembris, 1645.
Burbunch & al. to be attached.
Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament, That the
Gentleman Usher attending this House, his Deputy
or Deputies, shall forthwith attach, and bring (fn. *) before their Lordships, the Bodies of John Furbunch,
George Chaundlor, and Edward Briscoe, to answer such
Matters as stand there charged against them; whereof you may not fail.
To the Gentleman Usher attending this
House, or his Deputy or Deputies, and
Order for a Public Thanksgiving for the late Successes.
Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Thursday next shall be set apart,
for a Day of Public Thanksgiving unto Almighty
God, for His great Mercies and Blessings upon the
Parliament's Forces under Colonel General Poynts,
against the King's Forces, near Chester, on Wednesday
last, September 24th, 1645, and likewise for God's
great Mercy upon the Parliament's Forces, in the
taking of Bristoll, Devizes, the Success in Pembrookesheir given to the Forces under Major General Langherne, and for God's great Mercy in Scotland, in
all Churches and Chapels of London and Westm. and
within the Lines of Communication, and on Thursday
next come Fortnight in all other Parts of the Kingdom; and Alderman Penington is appointed to desire the Lord Mayor to give timely Notice hereof
to the Ministers of the Churches and Chapels within
the Lines of Communication: And it is further
Ordered, That the Members of the House of Commons, of the several and respective Counties, do
send Copies of this Order to the several respective
Committees of the several Counties, to the End
that they may be so dispersed, that the Counties
may take timely Notice hereof, that the Day may
be kept with that Observation as is due to so great