DIE Martis, 28 die Octobris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Hill.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Answer from H. C.
Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath return with this Answer from the House of Commons:
That they agree in the Ordinance concerning the poor
Widows, and in the Ordinance concerning the Town
of Leycester with the Alterations. (Here enter them.)
Message from thence, with Ordinances.
A Message was brought up from the House of Commons, by Sir Walter Earle Knight;
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in these Particulars:
1. An Ordinance concerning such Persons as come in
from the King's Quarters.
Read Twice, and committed to a Committee of
the whole House.
2. An Ordinance for the Payment of the Interest
for Nineteen Hundred Pounds to the Executors of
Nic. Chomley, by the Committee at Haberdashers Hall.
(Here enter it.)
Read, and Agreed to.
3. An Ordinance concerning the College of Westm.
4. An Ordinance for continuing the Ordinance to
the Isle of Wight for Six Months. (Here enter it.)
5. An Ordinance for Colonel Morgan to be Commander in Chief of the Forces in Gloucestershire.
Agreed to, with the Addition of these Words
["reserving to Sir Thomas Fairefax all Powers
formerly granted him"].
6. A Vote for Sir Trevor Williams to be Governor
of Monmouth. (Here enter it.)
7. An Ordinance concerning Will. Penns.
8. An Ordinance concerning Captain Hazard, and
for Relief of the Widow Bridges and Ten Children.
(Here enter it.)
9. An Ordinance for the Government of the City
of Bristoll. (Here enter it.)
Read Thrice, and Agreed to.
10. An Order to pay Six Hundred Pounds to Mr.
Browne, by the Committee at Haberdashers Hall.
(Here enter it.)
Ordinance concerning Westminster College.
The Ordinance concerning the College of Westm.
was read Twice, and committed to these Lords following, to consider of it, and report the same to this House:
Any Five, to meet on Thursday Morning next.
The Answer returned was:
Answer to the H. C.
That this House agrees to the Orders and Ordinances
now brought; videlicet, concerning the City of Bristoll,
the Executors of Mr. Chomely, Sir Trevor Williams,
Captain Hazard, Mr. Browne, Isle of Wight: To all
the rest of the Particulars, this House will send an
Answer by Messengers of their own.
The Lord Viscount Say & Seale reported from the
Committee of both Kingdoms a Paper, as follows:
"Die Lunæ, 27 October, 1645.
"At the Committee of both Kingdoms, at Darby
(fn. *) House.
Paper from the Committee of both Kingdoms, for Sir John Henderson to carry back to Denmark the Letters he brought for the King, and for an Agent to be sent there.
"Ordered, That it be reported to both Houses,
That whereas the Houses have ordered, that Sir John
Henderson, who brought Letters from the King of
Denmarke, should return back from hence within
Fourteen Days; that it is the Opinion of this Committee, That he should carry back with him those
Letters he hath brought for the King of England;
and that the House will please to send an Agent
into Denmarke, who may be there as soon as Sir John
Henderson, who may carry both Copies of the former Letters from the Houses to that King, and other
Letters if there be Occasion, who may also endeavour to keep a good Correspondency between the
Writs of Summons for the new Judges as Assistants.
Ordered, That the Clerk of the Crown do prepare
Writs, which are to be passed by the Commissioners
of the Great Seal, for calling Judge Rolls, Judge Pheasant, and Mr. Baron Atkins, to be Assistants to this
Message to the H. C. for Col. Barrow to be Governor of Berkley Castle.
Ordered, That the Concurrence of the House of
Commons be desired, that the Committee of both Kingdoms may have Power to grant a Commission to Colonel Berrowe, to be Governor of Barckley Castle, according to the Order of both Houses appointing him
And accordingly a Message was sent to the House of
Commons, by Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath.
Finch, a Pass to France.
Ordered, That Mr. John Fynch shall have a Pass,
to go into France, with a Horse, Two Geldings, and
The Earl of Northumb. reported a Paper from the
Committee for the Admiralty; which was read, as follows:
"Die Sabbati, 25 Octobris, 1645.
"At the Committee of Lords and Commons for
the Admiralty and Cinque Ports.
Middleton complains that a Prohibition is solicited at Common Law, to stop the Proceedings in a Suit he has commenced in the Admiralty Court.
"Whereas this Committee is given to understand,
by the Petition of Thomas Middleton Mariner, that a
Prohibition is solicited at Common Law, to stay the
Proceedings of a Suit already commenced in the
Court of Admiralty; which is represented to this
Committee as a great Grievance, and an Intrenchment
upon the Jurisdiction of that Court, and that such
Obstructions tend to the Discouragement of the Mariner, and Prejudice (fn. *) of Navigation and Trade;
Ordered, That it be recommended to both Houses
of Parliament, to appoint certain Members of either
House, to be a Committee of Lords and Commons,
to consider of the said Petition, and the Jurisdiction
of the said Court of Admiralty, and Intrenchments
thereupon, to settle and determine the same as they
in their Wisdoms shall think fit; as also that, in the
Interim, Order may be given for Stay of the said
Prohibition, and likewise of all further Proceedings
in the Admiralty in the said Suit, till the said Jurisdiction be decided."
Order for Payment of Interest of 1900l. to the Executors of Nicholas Cholmley, lent by him to the Parliament.
"Whereas Nicholas Cholmley Esquire lent the Sum
of Nineteen Hundred Pounds, for the especial Service of the Parliament; the same nor any Part
thereof having been since satisfied, nor any Interest
for the Forbearance thereof; and the said Mr.
Cholmley being deceased, and his Executors in great
Want thereof; yet, considering the present Necessities of the State, doth humbly pray, that at least
the Interest thereof may be paid: It is thereupon
Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Committee of Lords and
Commons for Advance of Monies, sitting at Habberdashers Hall, do satisfy and pay unto the Executors of the said Mr. Cholmely the full Interest for
the Forbearance of the said Nineteen Hundred
Pounds, after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Cent.
unless it can be made appear that any Part of Principal or Interest hath been already satisfied."
Ordinance to amend the One for the Relief of Officers &c. Widows.
"Whereas an Ordinance is passed, dated the 18th
of October Instant, That One Thousand Pounds be
paid, for the Relief of some Officers, Soldiers Wives
and Widows, as are named and appointed to receive
Monies in an Ordinance bearing Date the 9th of
December, 1644: Be it Ordained, by the Lords and
Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Tenor
of that Ordinance shall extend as well to Gouldsmiths Hall as Habberdashers Hall; any Thing therein contained notwithstanding."
Ordinance to continue the One for Relief of the Isle of Wight.
"The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do Declare and Ordain, That the Ordinance
bearing Date the 15th Day of July, 1644, concerning the Safety of the Isle of Wight, in the County
of South'ton, shall have Continuance for and during
the Space of Six Months from the First of November next, and no longer.
Sir Trevor Williams to be Governor of Monmouth Castle.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Sir Trevor Williams be continued Governor of Monmouth Castle;
and that the Members of both Houses, that are of
the Committee of both Kingdoms, do grant him a
Order for 500l. between Capt. Hazard and the Widow Bridges and Ten Children.
"Whereas, upon Information given by Captain
Henry Hazard, that he hath discovered the Estate of
Delinquents and Papists not yet sequestered before
the Lords and Commons at Habberdashers Hall, or
discovered: It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords
and Commons in Parliament assembled, That, upon
Proof of the Delinquency of the said Persons, and
of the Estate belonging to them, the said Captain
Hazard shall have the One Half towards the Payment of his Arrears, and the Remainder thereof to
be employed by the Committee of the West, for the
Relief of the Widow of Henry Bridges and his Ten
Children, he dying in the Parliament's Service: Provided, That the whole doth not exceed the Sum of
Five Hundred Pounds; and that Forty Pounds be
advanced, upon the Credit of this Order, for the present Support of the said Widow and her Children
in the mean Time, by the Committee of Habberdashers Hall."
"An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons for
the better Securing and Government of the
City of Bristoll.
Ordinance for the Government and Security of Bristol.
"Forasmuch as Francis Creswicke Mayor, Humfry
Hooke, Richard Longe, Ezekiell Wallis, Alexander
James, Thomas Colston, William Fitz Herbert, Henry
Creswicke, William Colston, Nathaniell Cale, William
Bevan, Richard Grigson, and John Elridge, Aldermen, and Members of the Common Council of the
City of Bristoll, have (as both Houses of Parliament
are credibly informed by divers well-affected Persons of the said City) become very much disaffected
to the Proceedings of Parliament, and forward and
active to promote the Designs of the Enemy, so as
their Continuance in the Magistracy, Government,
and Common Council of the City (of so great Concernment to the whole Kingdom) will be altogether
inconsistent with the Safety and Welfare thereof in
these Times of War and Danger: It is therefore
Ordained, That the said Francis Creswick, Humfrey
Hooke, Richard Longe, Ezeckiell Wallis, Alexander
James, Thomas Colston, William Fitz Herbert, Henry
Creswick, William Coleston, Nathaniell Cale, William
Bevan, Richard Gregson, and John Ellridge, be forthwith suspended from their respective Places of Aldermen and Members of the Common Council of
the said City; and that the Committee of Parliament for the City of Bristoll, appointed by this or
any other former Ordinance, do speedily and effectually proceed to the Examination of their several Delinquencies, and return the Proofs of their
Delinquencies, proved by sufficient Testimonies upon
Oath, to the Parliament, to the End the Parliament
may proceed to further Judgement: And they do
further Ordain, Nominate, and Appoint, John Ganning Mayor of the City of Bristoll, to all Intents
and Purposes, in the Room and Place of the above
mentioned Francis Creswick; hereby enjoining and
requiring the Sheriffs of the said City, presently after
such Proof of Delinquency as aforesaid, to summon
the rest of the Aldermen and Common Council
Men of the said City, or such others, which, by
and according to the Charters of the same, ought to
be present, to meet, within Two Days after the said
Summons, at their usual Place, and then and there
to give unto the said John Ganning, according to
the ancient Custom, the Oath usually taken by him
which is chosen Mayor of the said City, and to elect
so many other Persons, Freemen of the said City,
well-affected to the Parliament, as will complete the
Number of those Persons above mentioned, which
shall be so disabled and removed as aforesaid; and
that no Person for the Time to come shall be elected into any of those Places, whose Person shall be
imprisoned, or his Estate sequestered, by virtue of
any Ordinance of Parliament: And they do further
authorize the said Committee, or the major Part
of them, to remove and displace all other Inferior
Officers of the said City from their respective Places
and Offices, which shall be proved before them to
be Malignants or Delinquents, within the Compass
of any Ordinance of Parliament, and to elect others
to succeed them in their Offices and Places, who
shall execute and enjoy the same by virtue of this
Ordinance: And be it Ordained, That all Person
and Persons shall have free Liberty to trade and
traffic, by Land and Sea, to and from the said City,
as formerly they might have done when the same
was under the Obedience of Parliament: And the
Lords and Commons do further Order and Ordain,
That Serjeant Major General Skippon Governor of
Bristoll, Edward Stevens, Alexander Popham, John
Ashe, and Richard Aldworth, Esquires, Robert Haynes,
and Denis Hollister, be added to the Committees of
Parliament in the said City, who have hereby as
full Power and Authority, together with them, to
all Intents and Purposes, as if their several Names
had been inserted in the former Ordinances."
Order for 600l. to Mr. Brown, Clerk of the Parliaments.
"The humble Petition of John Browne Esquire,
Clerk of the Parliaments, was read: And Ordered
by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That it
be referred to the Committee at Habberdashers Hall,
to examine the Justness of the Debt of Six Hundred
Pounds, mentioned in the Petition; and that in case
the same, or any Part thereof, be unsatisfied, they
do take speedy Course to satisfy the same.
Ordinance for a Collection for Relief of Leicester, plundered by the King's Forces.
"Whereas it is very well known what Miseries befell the Inhabitants of the Town and County of Leicester, when the King's Army took Leicester, by
plundering the said Inhabitants, not only of their
Wares in their Shops, but also their Houshold Goods,
and their Apparel from their Backs, both of Men,
Women, and Children, not sparing in that Kind Infants in their Cradles, and by violent Courses and
Tortures compelled them to discover whatsoever they
had concealed or hid; and, after all that, imprisoned their Persons, and thereupon forced them to borrow Money to purchase their Enlargement, to the
Undoing of the Tradesmen, who are indebted for a
great Part of their Wares which the Enemy took
away, and also to the Ruin of many of the Country,
and those the best-affected to the Parliament, that
brought their Goods into the Town for Protection:
Be it therefore Ordained, and it is hereby Ordained,
by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, and by the Authority of the same, That a
General Collection be made, in and throughout the
City of London, and Lines of Communication, and
all other Cities, Towns, Liberties, Privileged Places,
within the Counties of Midd. Kent, Sussex, Surrey,
Hartford, Essex, Suffolke, Norff. and County and City
of Norwich, Bedford, Cambridge, and the Isle of Ely,
Hunt. Lincolne, Nott. Darby, Stafford, Leicester,
Warwick, and the County of the City of Coventry, North'ton, Buckingham, Rutland, for and towards the Relief of such Inhabitants of the said Town
and County of Leicester who are well-affected to the
Proceedings of Parliament, and ruined by the Enemy's taking of the said Town: And for the more
speedy and better effecting of this Ordinance, the
said Lords and Commons do hereby command the
same be forthwith put in Print, and published and
dispersed into every Parish, Town, Hamlet, and
Place, within the aforesaid Counties, as well within
Liberties as without; and that the Parsons, Vicars,
and Curates, of the said Parishes, Towns, Hamlets,
and Places respectively, are hereby required to read
this Ordinance, in their several Churches and Chapels,
upon the next Lord's-day after the same shall be
delivered unto them, when the Congregations are
assembled together, both in the Forenoon and Afternoon; and to exhort the People to a free and liberal Contribution to this so necessary and charitable a Work; and the Minister and Churchwardens
of every such Parish, Hamlet, Town, and Place,
and where no Minister and Churchwardens is or are,
then Two of the most sufficient Men of Estates of
such Parish, Town, Hamlet, or Place, are hereby
authorized, after the reading of this Ordinance as
aforesaid, to go with all convenient Speed, from House
to House, to every the Inhabitants of the said Parishes,
Towns, Hamlets, and Places respectively, and to
collect and gather the free and charitable Benevolences of the Inhabitants thereof, that shall be willing to contribute to this so pious and charitable a
Work; and that every such Minister, Churchwardens,
and other Persons, shall cause to be written in a
Schedule the Sum or Sums of Money so given, and
the Parish and Place where the same is so given;
and that the said several Ministers, Churchwardens,
and other Persons, shall subscribe the said Schedule
with their Hands; and that they shall, within Twenty Days next after every such Collection, respectively bring or send the said Schedule, with the Money
so collected or gathered, and the Copy of this Ordinance that shall be sent unto them, unto the Mayor
or Chief Magistrate of the Chief City or Town that
is in the Parliament's Power within any of the said
respective Counties, who are hereby authorized and
required to receive the same accordingly, and, within Twenty Days after their respective Receipt thereof, to send the same unto William Hobson, Thomas
Eyres, William Kendall, and Thomas Churchman, Gentlemen, and Citizens of London, at The Checkuer Chamber, in Guildhall, London; and there deliver the said
Schedule, Copy, and Money, unto them the said
William Hobson, Thomas Eyres, William Kendall, and
Thomas Churchman, who are hereby appointed and
authorized Treasurers for that Purpose, and to receive the same, and to defray the necessary Charges
of sending up the said Monies: And lastly it is hereby Ordained, That the Committee of Leicester, or
any Seven of them (except such of them as shall
expect Benefit by this Benevolence), shall, by virtue
of this Ordinance, have Power to take the Accompts
of the said Treasurers, and shall also give them reasonable Allowances for their Charges; and what
Monies shall be collected or gathered upon this
Ordinance shall be divided and paid by the said
Treasurers, or any Two of them, to and amongst the
aforesaid Persons, according to the said Computation of
their several Losses proportionably; and the Certificate of them the said Committee, or any Seven of
them, what every Person or Persons Part or Parts
cometh unto, according to the said Computation,
together with such Person or Persons Acquittance
for the Receipt of his or their Part or Parts of
the said Collection, shall be a sufficient Discharge
to the said Treasurers: Provided always, and it
is hereby Declared, That this Ordinance shall continue for the Space of Twelve Months, and no
House adjourned till 9a, (fn. *)