DIE Saturni, 1 Novembris.
PRAYERS, by Dr. Wincupp.
Ds. Grey de Warke.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
The Speaker acquainted this House with a Letter,
which was written, as follows:
Letter from Prince Rupert, that he and his Brether have retired from the King's Service; and desiring a Pass, for themselves and some others to leave the Kingdom.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament at Westm.
"My Lords and Gentlemen,
"Having determined, with my Brother Prince Maurice, my Lord Hawley, Lord Gberrard, Sir Ric'd
Willys, and many Officers and Gentlemen of Quality,
to leave this Kingdom, being altogether disengaged
from that Service we have been in; it hath given
me the Occasion to desire this Favour from you,
That you would grant a Pass, for me, my Brother
Maurice, and those Noblemen and Gentlemen that
come along with me, together with their Servants,
Horses, and all Necessaries, to go beyond the Seas,
or to retire to their Houses, as shall be most for their
Conveniency: And I engage my Honour, for myself and them, that no Act of Hostility shall be done
by us; and that there is no other Design in our
Journey, than to go whither our particular Occasions
and Desires shall lead us. I have therefore addressed
unto you this Gentleman, Lieutenant Colonel Osborne,
who can assure that my Intentions are no other
than what I have here professed; and by him I
shall expect the Return of my Desires, wherein you
Wyverton, 29 October, 1645.
Your Friend and Servant,
Ordered, To be sent to the House of Commons.
The Lord Viscount Say & Seale reported from the
Committee of both Kingdoms a Paper; which was read,
Commissions for the Officers who are to command against Donnington.
Ordered, That it be reported to both Houses,
"That Commissions may be issued, to those who are
to command the Forces now to be employed against
Donington Castle; and that Colonel Martyn (whose
Regiment is to be employed there), being the Eldest
Colonel, may command in Chief, under Colonel
Dulbeir, the Foot that are to be employed in the
Ordered, To be communicated to the House of
Commons; and their Concurrence desired.
E. of Suff's Order.
The Earl of Suff's Order was read, and Agreed to.
(Here enter it.)
Oakley to be heard.
Ordered, That Oakly shall be heard on Monday
Sawyer's Ordinance was read, and Agreed to, for
taking of his Composition. (Here enter it.)
L. Balmerino and Sir R. Heath.
Ordered, That the new Judges shall join with the
rest of the Judges, in considering the Lord Balmerino's
Message to the H. C. about the following Particulars.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath:
1. To put them in Mind of Captain Hutcbins' Business.
2. To communicate to them Prince Rupert's Letter.
3. To put them in Mind of the Earl of Stamford's
4. To put them in Mind of the Scotts Reformadoes
5. To recommend to them the Petition of the Lady
Chaworths; and desire their Concurrence, that it be
referred to the Committee of Lords and Commons for
6. To communicate to them the Report this Day,
"That Colonel Martyn may command the Foot in
Chief, under Colonel Dulbeir, in the Expedition before Dunnington Castle."
Message from thence, with Ordinances, &c.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Ash, &c.
To desire Concurrence in these Particulars:
1. An Ordinance concerning the City of Bristoll.
(Here enter it.)
2. An Ordinance to pay to the Earl of Lyncolne One
Hundred and Twenty-one Pounds, Two Shillings, in
Course, out of the Excise. (Here enter it.)
3. An Order for Ten Pounds to the Messenger that
came from Newarke. (Here enter it.)
4. An Order for Compositions for Wardships.
(Here enter it.)
5. An Order for the Committee at Gouldsmithes
Hall to tender the Covenant to all Persons that come
out of the King's Quarters, to compound with them.
(Here enter it.)
Read, and Agreed to.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to all the Particulars now
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Wm. Lewis, &c.
To communicate divers Letters:
Letters from Prince Rupert to Col. Rossiter, that he had disengaged himself from the King's Service; and desiring a Pass for himself and others to Worcester, till he could procure one to leave the Kingdom.
"1. A Letter from Prince Rupert to Colonel Rossiter.
"Whereas I, my Brother Prince Maurice, Lord
Gherrard, Lord Hawley, Sir Ric'd Wyllis, and divers
other Gentlemen of Quality, have actually disengaged ourselves of His Majesty's Service, and desire
to retire ourselves from any Action in this present
War; I shall therefore desire your Favour, that you
will be pleased to afford, both for me and them, our
Retinues, Horses, and other necessary Accommodations, your Pass from hence to Worcester; and that
a Trumpet of yours may attend us thither: And
I shall hereby engage my Promise, both for myself
and them, that we shall not act any Thing to the
Prejudice of the Parliament. I shall further request
you, that you will please to grant a safe Convoy to
a Gentleman, to go to the Parliament at London,
to procure our free Pass to go beyond the Seas; and
that he may, by virtue thereof, return in Safety to
Worcester, where we shall expect their Answer. Herein you shall much oblige us all; and I shall remain,
Wyverton, this 27th of October, 1645.
"Your very loving Friend,
"The Gentleman which we intend
to address unto the Parliament,
is Lieutenant Colonel Henry Osborne, whom I shall desire you to
grant a Post Warrant, for his
more speedy Dispatch.
"For Colonel Rossiter. These."
"Colonel Danyell is returned; for whose civil Usage
in his Business, I return you many Thanks; and shall
desire you, assist Colonel Osborne with your Counsel,
in what you shall judge proper for the Business he is
employed on; in the Dispatch whereof, you will
continue your Engagement upon
Wyverton, 29 of October, 1645.
"Your very loving Friend,
"To Colonel Rossiter."
"I have appointed this Gentleman, Colonel Danyell,
to thank you for your much Civility towards me,
and to receive your Direction for our Quarters. I
have also sent Lieutenant Colonel Osborne to London, to attend the Parliament there, for a Pass, for
myself, my Brother Prince Maurice, and such Gentry
as come along with us. I have not any Thing
more at present to add, but that I am,
Wyverton, 28 of October, 1645.
"Your loving Friend,
"For Colonel Rossiter."
Letter from Sir R Wylius that he had dilengaged himself from the King's Service; and desiring Passes for some Persons.
"Having left all Employment in this Kingdom,
and having often received many civil Returns from
you, I shall only by this once trouble you, for a
Pass, for some Friends of mine which have disinterested themselves as I have done: First, for Sir
Ric'd Hatton, with Three Servants and Five Horses,
to go to Oxford; and One for his Lady, with Three
Servants, and Four Horses, and her Coach and
Sumpter, to pass to The Lawne of Benifield, near
Rockingham, in North'tonshire, from Newarke; then for
Doctor Gill, my Surgeon, to pass quietly to London,
with Three Servants, and their Horses, Goods, and
other Necessaries, from Newwarke.
"Sir, I am very sorry I shall not have the Power to
proffer you the like Civilities; but, in Lieu of that,
I shall assure you that I am,
"Your most humble Servant,
"For Colonel Rossiter."
Letter from Col. Rossiter, inclosing the preceding ones.
"I have received these inclosed Letters from Prince
Rupert and Sir Ric'd Willys, which I do here present unto you by this Gentleman Major Haynes,
to give you an Account of the Business; desiring
to receive your Command therein, which shall exactly be observed by
Melton Mowbrey, 30 October, 1645.
"Your most humble Servant,
Upon these Letters, the House of Commons have
made a Vote, and a Draught of a Letter to be sent to
Colonel Rossiter; which were read, and Agreed to.
(Here enter them.)
Letter to Col. Rossiter, with the following Vots.
"The House have received your Letter, with the
inclosed from Prince Rupert and Sir Richard Wyllis,
and are well satisfied of your prudent Management
of this Affair of so great Concernment; and, as by
the inclosed Order of both Houses you will perceive, have given you Power to grant a Pass, to the
Princes, and the rest of the Gentlemen with them,
according to the Desire of their Letter, upon their
Engagements mentioned in the Letter of October 27.
Westm. 1 Novembris, 1645.
Col. Rossiter to give a Pass to P. Ruper: and others.
"Resolved, by the Lords and Commons, &c. That
Colonel Rosseter shall grant a Pass to Prince Rupert,
Prince Maurice, and the Gentlemen with them, and
their Retinues, according to the Desires expressed in
the Letter from Prince Rupert, of October 27, from
Wyverton, upon the Engagement of the said Letter."
Ordinance to discharge Mr. Sawyer of his Deli quency.
"Whereas the Estate of Edmond Sawyer, of Kettering, in the County of Northampton, Esquire, was
formerly sequestered, for the Delinquency of the said
Edmond Sawyer; and sithence, to free himself and
his Estate, he hath compounded and agreed with
the Committee at Northampton, to pay the Sum of
One Hundred and Fifty Pounds, for the Discharge
thereof, and hath secured the Payment of the said
Sum to the said Committee accordingly: The Lords
and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby
accept and approve of the said Composition and Agreement, and, in Consideration thereof, do Ordain and
Declare, and (fn. *) it is hereby Ordained and Declared,
That the said Edmond Sawyer shall be, and is hereby,
fully freed, acquitted, and discharged, of and from
all and all Manner of Delinquency, and of and from
all Penalties, Forfeitures, and Imprisonments, by
reason thereof; and further, that the Lands, Rents,
Revenues, and Estate, of the said Edmond Sawyer,
as well Real as Personal, shall be, and is hereby,
fully and absolutely freed and discharged of and
from all and all Manner of Seizure and Sequestration; and that the said Edmond Sawyer shall be, and
is hereby, enabled to hold and enjoy all and every
Part and Parcel of his said Lands and Estate; and
shall and may have, receive, and enjoy, the said
Rents, Profits, and Revenues, to be due and payable
out of the same, so freed and discharged as aforesaid,
from and after the Twentieth Day of this present
October, as amply, and in like Manner, as he the said
Edmond Sawyer, or any Person or Persons formerly
holding the said Lands and Premises, heretofore had
and enjoyed the same; and all Committees for Sequestrations, and every other Person and Persons authorized or employed by the Parliament, or by any
Authority derived from Parliament, are to take Notice hereof, and yield a ready Obedience hereunto;
any other Order or Ordinance of both or either of
the Houses of the Parliament to the contrary in any
Message to the H. C. for Committees to consider of a Pass for Prince Rupert and others, to go out of the Kingdom.
That was Part of the Message to the House of
Commons, and to desire they would nominate a
That this House doth think it fit to grant a Pass, for
Prince Rupert, and his Company, to go out of the
Kingdom; and that it be referred to a Committee of
both Houses, to consider of the Manner of it, and report the same to this House.
To this Purpose, this House hath appointed Seven
Lords, to meet on Monday, at Two post meridiem, in
the Prince's Lodgings:
Viscount Say & Seale.
Ordinance to settle the Magistracy of the City of Bristol.
"Whereas Richard Aldworth One of the Aldermen
of the City of Bristoll, Richard Vickris and Luke
Hodges, who have heretofore been Sheriffs, and
were of the Common Council of the said City, for
their Fidelity to the Parliament, and adhering to it in
the Defence of their just Cause, have been pronounced to be removed and displaced from being of
the Company of the Aldermen and Common Council
of the said City; the same being done without any
just or lawful Cause, and contrary to the Rules of
Justice and Laws of the Land: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, having received full
and ample Testimony of the Integrity and Ability
of the said Richard Aldworth, Richard Vickris, and
Luke Hodges, as likewise of their great Sufferings
for their being faithful in this Cause, do Declare
and Ordain, That such Amoving and Displacing of
them, and every of them, was unjust, unwarrantable,
and unlawful, and is in itself void, and of none Effect; and do further Declare, That the said Rich'd
Aldworth doth continue, and is, One of the Aldermen of the said City; and that the said Richard
Vickris and Luke Hodges do continue, and are, of
the Common Council of the said City; notwithstanding any such pretended Removing, Expulsion, or
Displacing, had or made, at any Time whilst the said
City hath been in the Hands and Power of the Enemy; and do Ordain, That they be accepted, admitted, and taken, to be of the Magistracy, Government, and Common Council of the said City,
to all Intents and Purposes, as they were at the
Time of the Beginning of this unnatural War, or
at any Time since: And the said Lords and Commons do likewise Ordain and Declare, That Francis
Creswicke, the now Mayor of the said City of Bristoll,
be forthwith, and is hereby, removed and displaced
from being Mayor of the said City; and they do
nominate and appoint John Gonning to be the present Mayor of the said City, to all Intents and Purposes, in the Room and Place of the said Francis
Creswick; and do require and enjoin the Sheriffs of
the said City forthwith to summon the rest of the
Aldermen and Common Council of the said City,
or such Officers which by and according to the Charters of the same City ought to be present, to meet
at their usual Place; who are hereby likewise required and enjoined to meet and attend accordingly,
and then and there to give unto the said John Gonning, according to the ancient Custom, the Oath
usually taken by him which is chosen Mayor of the
said City: And it is lastly Ordained, That John Harrington Esquire be added unto, and is hereby made
One of, the Committees of Parliament of the said
Order for 121l. 2s. to the Earl of Lincoln.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That One Hundred
Twenty-one Pounds, and Two Shillings, seized by
the Committee of the Safety, belonging to the
Right Honourable Theophilus Earl of Lincolne, shall
be paid in Course, out of the Receipts of the Excise, by the Ordinance of the Eleventh of September, One Thousand Six Hundred Forty-three, unto
the said Theophilus Earl of Lincolne; whose Receipts,
together with this Ordinance, shall be a sufficient
Discharge to the Commissioners of Excise, and
every of them, for Payment of the said One Hundred Twenty-one Pounds, and Two Shillings, accordingly."
Order for 10£. to the Messenger from Melton Mowbray.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons [ (fn. *) in
Parliament] assembled, That the Messenger that
brought the Letter and Information from Melton
Mowbray, concerning the coming in of Prince Rupert and Prince Maurice, shall have Ten Pounds
bestowed upon him for his Pains; and that the Committees of Lords and Commons for Advance of
Monies at Habberdashers Hall do forthwith pay the
"An Ordinance for Composition for Wardships
and Liveries; and for signing of Bills, and
passing of them under the Great Seal.
Ordinance for Composition for Wardships, &c. and for passing Bills under the Great Seal.
"Whereas divers Compositions have been heretofore made, by sundry Persons, with the Master and
Council of His Majesty's Court of Wards and Liveries at Westm. for the Wardships of the Bodies of
divers of His Majesty's Wards; upon some of which
Compositions, considerable Sums of Money have
been already paid, and others are to be paid; but,
in regard the Grants of the said Wardships are to
pass under the Great Seal, by Bill signed by His
Majesty, which, in these Times of Distraction, can
not be obtained; by Means whereof, the said Persons, who have already so compounded and paid
their said Monies, are without the Fruit of their
said Compositions; and also as well those which have
compounded and have not yet paid, as others which
are prepared to compound for several Wardships,
are, for the Reasons aforesaid, discouraged to make
their several Compositions and Payments with the
said Master and Council: The Lords and Commons
assembled in Parliament do therefore hereby Ordain and Declare, That all and every such Bill or
Bills as hereafter shall be signed by the Master and
Clerk of the said Court of Wards and Liveries for
the Time being, notwithstanding their not being
signed by His Majesty, shall be passed under the
Great Seal, in Form usual; and the Commissioners
of the said Great Seal for the Time being are hereby required and authorized to pass Letters Patents, in Form usual, from Time to Time, under the
said Great Seal, unto the several Committees, or
Grants of the Marriages of the said respective Wards,
according to the Tenor and Effect of the said Bill
so signed as aforesaid; and this Ordinance shall be
their sufficient Warrant in that Behalf; which Letters Patents so passed shall be effectual in Law, according to the Tenor thereof; the not signing thereof by His Majesty notwithstanding.
"And it is also Ordained, by the Lords and Commons aforesaid, That the Master and Council of the
said Court shall proceed in all Things belonging to
the Jurisdiction of that Court according to Law."
Covenant to be tendered to Persons coming from the King's Quarters.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Committee of Gouldsmithes
Hall shall have Power to tender the Solemn League
and Covenant to all Persons that come out of the
King's Quarters to that Committee to compound, either upon Mr. Speaker's Pass, or otherwise; and to
secure such as shall refuse to take the Covenant,
until they shall conform thereunto."