DIE Martis, 4 die Novembris.
PRAYERS, by Dr. Smyth.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
E. of Huntingdon's Petition, to take the Sequestration off his Estate.
Upon reading the Petition of Ferdinando Earl of
"That he continued his Attendance upon the Parliament a Year after the Loss of his Estate in Ireland, till he could no longer subsist in London; and
then, with the Leave of the House, he returned into
the Country, to his House (fn. *) at Donington Parke, where
he remained during his Father's Life; in whose Lifetime, Ashby de la Zouch was made a Garrison: But
after his Father's Decease, by reason of the uncivil
Carriage of Captain Hotham's Soldiers, who took
him Prisoner, and carried him so to Nottingham, he
was forced for his Security to go to Ashby, where he
continued; in which Time of his Continuance, he
neither took Arms, nor gave Contribution, or joined
to their Councils or Commissions, and though he was
divers Times sent for to Oxford, never went; in which
Time of his Abode at Ashby, the Committee at Leycester sequestered his Estate, which, in respect of the
Premises, he hopeth their Lordships will be pleased
to free, because he hath lost in Ireland near One
Thousand Pounds a Year; and that which he hath
in England being subject to Armies, and Ashby, by
reason of the Garrison, useless to him, and the whole
Estate (making no Deductions for Taxes) not amounting to Nine Hundred Pounds a Year; and considering
his great Charge of Seven Children unbrought up,
and unprovided for; besides, for his Degree, (fn. †) there
is some Thousand Pounds Debts whereinto he fell in
his Father's Time, his Lands being so entailed, that,
if he should die, all are like to suffer: Therefore
he desires, that his Sequestration may be taken off
Ordered, That this Petition be recommended to
the House of Commons.
Message from the H. C. about Prince Rupert's Pass;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons by Sir Rob't Pye, &c.
To desire that the Committee for considering of the
Manner of a Pass for Prince Rupert and Prince Maurice,
&c. may be reduced to Two Lords and Four Commoners; and to meet presently.
and with Ordinances for Concurrence.
2. To desire Concurrence in divers Ordinances:
1. An Ordinance for issuing out of the Excise
Three Thousand Pounds, for the Use of the
Counties of Oxen, Bucks, Berks, and for Donington Castle. (Here enter it.)
2. An Ordinance concerning Sutton's Hospitall.
(Here enter it.)
3. An Ordinance concerning Pennoyer and Mr.
Hill. (Here enter it.)
4. An Ordinance to (fn. *) add some Persons to the Committee for Accompts.
5. An Ordinance concerning the Eastern associated
Counties, touching Alarms.
6. An Ordinance concerning Terrill, for Discharge
of his Delinquency.
7. An Ordinance for a Weekly Assessment, in the
Counties of Gloucest. Monmouth, &c.
8. An Ordinance to pay One Hundred Pounds to
9. An Ordinance for Colonel Hughes to be Governor of Cheptstowe.
10. Divers Orders for Nomination of Sheriffs for
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees for reducing the Committee
to a lesser Quorum; and to meet presently, as is desired, in the Lord Keeper's Lodgings.
Report concerning Oakley's Patent, as Receiver of Westminster College.
The Earl of Manchester reported, "That the Committee have perused Mr. Oakley's Patent; and they
find it a Grant from the Dean (fn. †) and Chapter of Westm.
for Life, to be Receiver of the Rents of the said
College; but with a Proviso, That, if he doth not
give a faithful Accompt, and carry himself with performing of his Covenants, then he is to be removed
Answer from the H. C.
Doctor Aylett and Mr. Page return with this Answer to the Message to the House of Commons Yesterday:
That concerning the Lord Buckhurst's Petition,
The Paper from the Ambassador of Spayne,
John Hancok's Business, and
Colonel Berrowe's Business;
They will send an Answer by Messengers of
Whinnel sent for, for Words against L. Say & Seal.
This Day Moses Sutton and William H alle testified upon
Oath, "That they heard James Whinnell, of Wisbeech,
in the County of Cambridge, and Isle of Ely, speak
very basely and scandalously of some Noblemen in
the Parliament, my Lord Say being named for One.
"That, much about the Time that Leycester was
taken by the King, the said James Whinnell did
speak openly, in the Excise-office in Wisblech, "That
my Lord Say had a Hand in the Betraying the said
Town of Leycester unto the King's Forces." One
standing by asked him, "How my Lord should have
a Hand in that?" The said James made Answer,
and said, "It was by his Means (meaning my Lord
Say) that the Town was not relieved by our Forces
sooner; for (said he) Colonel Vermuden was within
One Day's March of their Relief; and had it not
been for my Lord Saye, they had been soon enough
for to have raised the Siege before the Town." And
further said, "That neither my Lord Saye, nor none
of the Feinnes, ever did the State any Good, but a
great Deal of Hurt."
Upon this, it is Ordered, That the Gentleman
Usher of the Black Rod shall attach the Body of the
said James Whinnell, and bring him before the Lords
in Parliament, to answer the same; and the said Moses
Scotten and Will. Hall shall attend, to give Evidence
against the said Whinnell.
Ordinance for Sale of old Men of War.
An Ordinance for the Sale of divers unserviceable
Ships of the Navy, was read, and Agreed to.
(Here enter it.)
Order for 3000l. for Ammunition, &c for the Service against Denington.
"It is this Day Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That Three Thousand Pounds be paid in Course, out of the Receipts
of the Excise, by Ordinance of the 11th of Sept.
1643, (with Interest, after the Rate of Eight Pounds
per Centum, from the Advance of the Money until
it shall be paid), unto Thomas Knight and Thomas
Scott, Esquires, Treasurers for the Three Counties
of Bucks, Berks, and Oxon, or to either of them,
for the providing of Ammunition, and other Materials, propounded and desired for the Service against
Donington Castle; and the Receipt of the said Treasurers, or either of them, to be the Commissioners
of Excise for the Time being their sufficient Warrant and Discharge in that Behalf."
Ordinance to displace some Governors of Sutton's Hospital, and for the Election of new Ones.
"Whereas the Lords and Commons in Parliament
assembled, being given to understand, from the Governors of the Lands, Possessions, Revenues, and
Goods, of the Hospital of King James, founded in
Charter House, by Thomas Sutton Esquire, That Mathew sometimes Bishop of Ely, One of the Governors of the said Hospital, hath, for the Space of
Four Years last past, stood charged, by the Commons in Parliament assembled, with divers and sundry Articles of a very high Nature, and by that
Means hath been uncapable of exercising the Office
and Place of a Governor according to the Trust
thereof; and whereas also John sometime Archbishop
of Yorke, and Sir Robert Heath Knight, sometimes
One of the Justices of His Majesty's Court of King's
Bench at Westm. Two other of the said Governors,
have (for the Space of Three Years past and upwards) been in actual Service in the War with the
King against the Parliament, whereby much Prejudice may happen to the said Hospital, for Want of
the full Number of Governors to be present at their
Assemblies, and otherwise to transact the Businesses
and Affairs of the said Hospital as Occasion necessarily requires, unless some speedy Remedy be provided, thereby to enable the rest of the Governors
to elect and choose some other worthy, able, and
meet Persons, in their Rooms and Places: The Lords
and Commons in Parliament assembled, taking the
Premises into Consideration, do hereby Order and
Ordain, That the said Mathew Bishop of Ely, John
Archbishop of Yorke, and the said Sir Robert Heath,
be removed of and from their respective Offices
and Places of Governors of the said Hospital; and
that the rest of the said Governors do, according to the Charter of the Foundation of the said
Hospital, elect and choose such other able and meet
Persons, in their Rooms and Places, as they shall
Ordinance for Messrs. Pennoyer and Hill to receive the Rents of the E. of Worcester, L. Herbert, and Sir J. Somerset, towards Payment of 9402l. 5s. due to them
"Be it Ordained and Declared, by the Lords
and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the
respective Committees for Sequestration, in the Cities
of London, Westm. and Liberties thereof, and
County of Midd. do, from Time to Time, from
and after the 29th Day of September now last past,
give Warrant, Order, and Direction, to the several
Treasurers, Solicitors, Collectors, and other Officers or Ministers for the Time being, employed or
authorized in that Behalf, to pay and issue, unto
William Pennoyer and Richard Hill, Merchants, and
their Assigns, all and singular the Rents, Issues, and
Profits, from Time to Time arising and accruing to the
State, out of the Lands, Tenements, Houses, and Hereditaments, of or belonging to the Earl of Worcester,
Lord Herbert, and Sir John Som'sett, or any of them,
situate and being in Action, The Strand, Towerstreete,
and Stepney, or elsewhere, in the said Cities of London,
Westm. and Liberties, and County of Midd. upon
Accompt, for and towards the Payment and Satisfaction of the Debt of Nine Thousand Four Hundred
and Two Pounds, and Five Shillings, due and payable
by the Parliament to the said Wm. Pennoyer and
Richard Hill; and the [ (fn. *) Receipt of the] said William
Pennoyer and Richard Hill, or of their Assigns, shall
be a sufficient Discharge to the said respective Committees for Sequestrations, Treasurers, Solicitors,
and Collectors, and every of them, for so much
as they, or any of them, shall so pay in Pursuance hereof; this Ordinance to continue, and be
in Force, during the Pleasure of both Houses of
Parliament: Provided, That when the Parliament
shall in a general Way put Delinquents Estates to
Sale, that the said Wm. Pennoyer and Richard Hill,
and their Assigns, shall be satisfied and paid what
shall be then remaining due and unpaid of their due
Debt aforesaid, out of the said Lands and Premises
herein before-mentioned: And to the End the said
Debt, and every Part thereof, may be with all possible
Speed satisfied and discharged, the said respective
Committees, and all other Persons employed and authorized by them, are hereby required and enjoined
to dispose, order, and manage, the said Lands and
Premises, from Time to Time, to the best Advantage
of the State."
Ordinance to explain the One for applying the Excise at South'ton, for Defence of the Town.
"The Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled,
having, by Ordinance of the 22th of November,
1643, designed and appointed all such Sums of Money
as should come in, by Way of Excise or new Impost,
out of the Town of South'ton, and the County thereof,
and the Division of Fawley, in the County of South'ton
adjoining, unto the Maintenance of the Garrison, and
other Services, of the said Town and County thereof;
in which Ordinance, there is no Directions to the
Commissioners of Excise or new Impost residing in
London, as is required by the 11th Article of the Ordinance of Excise, of the 11th of September, 1643:
The Lords and Commons do hereby Declare, That
they do not, by the said Ordinance of the 22th of
November, intend, but that the Sub-commissioners and
Receivers of the Excise, in the Town of South'ton
aforesaid, shall first, according to the said Ordinance
of the 11th of September, make due Accompt with
the Commissioners of Excise residing in London: And
the Lords and Commons do further Ordain and Authorize the said Commissioners of Excise residing in
London, by the Hands of their Sub-commissioners, in
the said Town of South'ton and the Division of Fawley, to pay all such Sum and Sums of Money as they
have or shall receive by Way of Excise or new Impost
as aforesaid, according as is directed and expressed by
the said Ordinance of the 22th of November; and
every Receipt and Receipts, made in Manner and
Form therein exprest, shall from Time to Time be
a sufficient Discharge to the said Commissioners of
Excise, and their Sub-commissioners, and every of
them: Provided, That this Ordinance shall not extend to the Ordinance of Excise for Flesh and Salt,
nor to the Ordinance for paying of poor Artificers,
or to either of them."
Ordinance for Sale of Old Men of War.
"Whereas there hath been lately taken a Survey of
all the Ships and Pinnaces belonging to the Navy
Royal of this Kingdom; upon which, there are found
certain Ships and Vessels hereafter mentioned, not fit
for any Use, Service, Guard, or Defence; yet the
same be in Harbour, under the Charge of their Ordinary, to the great Damage and Loss of the State;
which the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament having taken into Consideration, do therefore
hereby Order and Ordain, That the Ships The Eighth
Whelp, Assurance, Nonesuch, and St. Dennis, with their
Masts and Yards (excepting the Main Mast, Main Topmast, Main Yard, and Main Topsail Yard), as also the
Ship Adventure, and Fortune Pinck, be with all convenient Speed put to Sale, to the best Advantage and
Profit of the State, and the Proceed of the same to
be employed for the Use of the Navy; and the Committee of the Navy are hereby required to see the due
Execution of this Ordinance, according to the true
Intent thereof: And the said Lords and Commons
taking likewise into their Consideration the Maintenance of the Strength of the Navy for Defence of
this Kingdom, especially in these Times of Distraction, do think fit, and hereby Ordain and Require the
said Committee forthwith to take Care for the setting
on the Stocks and building of such and so many
Ships or Frigates and Lighters as they shall think fit
and convenient, in Lieu of the said Ships and Pink so
to be sold and disposed of as aforesaid."
Sheriffs for Counties.
"Resolved, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament,
That they do hereby nominate and approve of John
Fettiplace, of Conallens, in the County of Gloucester,
Esquire, to be High Sheriff of the said County; and
the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do
give him a Commission accordingly.
"Resolved, &c. That the Houses do nominate and
approve of Richard Harlakenden Esquire to be High
Sheriff of the County of Essex; and that the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England do give him
a Commission accordingly."
"Resolved, &c. That the Houses do nominate and
approve of Sir Is'ack Ashley Knight and Baronet, to
be High Sheriff of the County of Norff.; and that
the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England do
give him a Commission accordingly."
House adjourned till 10a cras.