Die Veneris, 28 die Novembris.
Prayers, by Mr. Sallawey.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
Committee for Cumberland.
The Names to be added to the Committee for Cumberland, was read, (fn. *) and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
The Ordinance for the Ministers for Bristoll, was read,
and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
Mortimer to be a Searjeant at Arms.
Ordered, That James Mortimor shall be presented,
to be a Serjeant at Arms, in the Place of Serjeant
Francis, who is lately dead.
The Lord Viscount Say & Seale reported a Paper from
the Committee of both Kingdoms; which was read.
Die Jovis, 27 Nov. 1645.
Letter from Mr. Strickland.
At the Committee of both Kingdoms, at Derby
Ordered, That the Letter of Mr. Strickland, from
The Hague, of the 30/20; Nov. be reported to both Houses;
and that it is the Opinion of this Committee, That it
be recommended to the Committee of the Admiralty,
to take Care of the Sea Affairs.
Scots Commissioners to have Duplicates of intercepted Papers.
"That it be reported to both Houses (and first to the
House of Lords), That the Scotts Commissioners may
have Duplicates of all such intercepted Letters and
Papers as concern the Scottish Affairs."
Mr. Strickland's Letter.
Mr. Strickland's Letter was read. (Here enter it.)
Ordered, That this Letter be communicated to the
House of Commons; and their Concurrence desired,
that it may be recommended to the Care of the Admiralty, to have Care of the Sea Affairs.
The Lord Wharton reported Two Letters sent to
Mr. Kyrle recommended by the Counties of Monmouth and Gloucester for an Employment:
1. A Letter from some Gentlemen of the County of
Monmouth, to desire that Mr. James Kyrle, One of
the Committee, who first delivered Monmouth into the
Parliament's Hands, and hath since shewed himself
very active, faithful, and serviceable, in reducing both
Monmouth and those Garrisons lately under the Power
of the Enemy: Their humble Request to their Lordships is, that you will be pleased to confer such a Trust
and Command upon him, as that he may be encouraged to continue his Assistance and Service to us in
Monmouth, 22 Nov. 1645.
"Jo. Walter. Wm. Jones.
Another Letter from some of the Committee of Gloucester, to the same Purpose, was read:
It was reported, further, "That the Committee of
both Kingdoms were informed, that the said Mr.
James Kyrle, about Two Years age, was active for
the Enemy; which they thought fit to acquaint this
Message to the H. C. with Mr. Strickland's Letter.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page:
To deliver to them the Letter from Mr. Strickland;
and desire their Concurrence, that it be recommended to
the Committee of the Admiralty, to take Care of the Sea
L. Fairfax & al. Petition.
A Petition of Wm. Viscount Fairefaix, Charles, John,
Nicholas, Phillip, Mary, and Katherine Fairefax, was
read: (Here enter it.) And it is Ordered to be
recommended to the House of Commons; which accordingly was done, by Doctor Heath, &c.
Form of a Pardon for Delinquents.
Ordered, That the Earl of Northumb. Lord Viscount Say & Seale, Lord Mountague, and E. Nottingham,
are added to the Committee for the Ordinance for the
Form of the Pardon to be given to Delinquents; and
the Committee to meet To-morrow Morning, at Nine a
Ordered, That the Ordinance concerning Bristoll
shall be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning.
Committee for Cumberland.
Resolved, &c. That the Houses do nominate and
approve of Mr. Thomas Curipen, Mr. Peter Mowson,
Mr. Nicholas Mowson, Mr. Miles Halton, and Mr.
Michaell Studholme, to be added to the Committee for
Cumberland, in the Ordinance of the 20th of June
for the Northern Association; and that they have full
Power and Authority, as if their Names had been
inserted in the said Ordinance."
Ordinance concerning Ministers for Bristol.
It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Committee of
Parliament appointed for the City of Bristoll shall
have Power, and are hereby authorized, to present
unto both Houses of Parliament what Churches and
what Number are sufficient, and most convenient and
necessary, for the City of Bristoll, and how and in
what Manner the same may be lawfully united; and
farther to present unto both Houses of Parliament,
how, and in what Manner, a Competency of Maintenance may be raised for Ministers in that Place,
either by a just and indifferent Taxation to be made
upon the Inhabitants of that Place, or by allotting some Proportion out of the Revenues of the
Bishop or Dean and Chapter of that Cathedral, to the
Intent that a speedy Course may be settled by the
Parliament, for establishing godly and learned Ministers in that City."
Mr. Strickland's Letter from The Hague, about allowing the Spaniards to raise Men here; concerning the Difference between the Dutch and Portuguese, &c.
The Letters of both Houses and Committee I delivered to The States Generall and The States of Holland: They will send Copies (fn. *) to the Admiralty, and
recommend the Expedition of the Affair. I hope it
will go well with them of Hull and Yorke. Dewytt is
in The Hage. My Lords, The States are informed, by
their Ambassador, that the Parliament suffers the
Spaniard to take up Men in London, to serve against
them and the French in Flanders; many of the Wellaffected here are scandalized at it, as if the Parliament
inclined as much to favour the Interests of Spaine as
The Royall. They speak about the Parliament's maintaining Trade with Dunkerke, their Enemy; yet forbid them the Trade of the Havens in the King's
It is like there will be ill Blood betwixt the King
of Portugall and this State; for the Portugaies in
The West Indies, in Brazill, have taken a strong Fort,
called St. Austin's Fort, from The States; and some say
Two Ships loaden with Arms sent from hence. The
Portugall Ambassador here will not seem to know
any Thing of it, nor will avow it as the King's Act:
In the mean Time, The West India Company are preparing Ships their Relief, and have Fifty
Thousand Pounds to do it withall. Your Honours
will see the Story more fully by the inclosed Letter,
My Lords, There is a constant Report, believed by
many, that a Fleet of Twenty-eight great Ships shall
lie upon our Seas for the King of France. This is of
great Concernment; and though I will not write it
for a Certainty, nothing yet being acted in it by the
State, yet I have heard it spoken of by Men of Quality,
so as I durst not but advertise your Honours of it, as
a Thing which is jealous; but, if the Ships be to be
made, or bought here, as some report they are, it will
give Jealousy to others as well as to us. I shall give
Advice as I shall have further Occasion hereafter. I
hear from good Hands, that not only France and
Sweden, but most of the Princes of Germany, declare
themselves favourable for the Interests of the Elector's Family; and some think the Sweeds and the
Emperor might more easily agree than the House of
Austria and the French.
The Prince of Orenge came Home last Night late,
or this Morning, for it was after Midnight when he
came into The Hagh. I am informed that Sir John
Henderson, that come out of Denmarke, to was
here; that he faith he will go into Scotland from
hence, and that the King will speedily make a Peace
with the Parliament of England or Scotland, but not
with both; this is his Desire, not Opinion. I am,
Hoge, Nov. 30/20;th, 1645.
Your most humble Servant,
For the Right Honourable the Committee of
both Kingdoms, at Darby House.
L. Fairfax's, & al. Petition, to make a Settlement for Ly. Fairfax, and the younger Children, and about the Composition for his Marriage.
To the Right Honourable the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled.
The humble Petition of William Viscount
Fairefax, Charles, John, Nicholas, Phillip,
Mary, and Katherine Fairefax;
That Thomas Viscount Fairefax, being seised in
Fee of divers Manors, Lands, and Tenements, in the
County of Yorke, did, 6° Car. suffer a (fn. *) Recovery of
the same, which was declared by Indenture to be to
the Use of the said Thomas Viscount Fairefax for
Life; the Remainder to Sir Thomas Layton Knight,
and Robert Stapleton Esquire, and their Heirs, for the
Natural Life of Thomas Fairefax, Eldest Son of the
said Viscount; and, from and after his Decease, to your
Petitioner William Fairefax, now Viscount Fairefax,
and the Heirs Males of his Body, with divers Remainders over; the Reversion in Fee to Thomas Viscount Fairefax, which is since descended upon your
That, after such Settlement made, Thomas Viscount
Fairefax, your Petitioner's Grandfather, died; and
the said Manors and Lands, according to the said
Settlement, came to Sir Thomas Layton, as Survivor,
who entered, and was seised during the Life of Thomas
That the said Thomas Viscount Fairefax the Son,
24 Sept. 17° Car. died, leaving his Lady and
Six younger Children altogether unprovided of Portions and Maintenance.
That your Petitioner William, at the Time of his
said Father's Decease, was of the Age of Twelve
Years, whose Wardship, after Offices found, was
granted to Ferdinando Lord Fairefax, Sir Phillip Stapleton, and others, and, by Composition with the now
Master of the Court of Wards, the Sum of Three
Thousand Pounds was imposed for his Marriage, of
which Five Hundred Marks is paid.
Your Petitioner William Viscount Fairefax, being
sensible of the sad Condition of his Mother, Brothers, and Sisters, is willing, and makes it his humble
Suit, that Walton House, and Six Hundred Pounds per
Annum of his Estate, may be settled, for so long Time
as your Honours shall think fit, upon Edward Lord
Howard of Esericke, Ferdinando Lord Fairefax, his
Excellency Sir Thomas Fairefax, Sir Phillip Stapleton,
Sir Thomas Widdrington, and Sir Thomas Layton,
Knights, for the Maintenance of your Petitioner's
Mother, his Four Brothers, and Two Sisters, and
towards the raising them Portions, in such Proportions as the said Trustees, or any Three of them,
shall think fit.
And all your Petitioners humble Suit is, That
Two Thousand Six Hundred and Sixty-six Pounds,
Thirteen Shillings, and Four Pence, Residue of the
said Composition-money for your Petitioner William's
Marriage, which will not become payable till your
Petitioner William comes of Age, being a Purchaser
in his whole Estate, nor then until certain Days limited by Stallment thereof in the Court of Wards,
may be assigned to the Trustees, for the Portions of
Mary and Katherin your Petitioners; which Sum,
though it will be many Years raising out of the
Estate, yet it will be a great Advancement unto
them (who are otherwise destitute of all Hope of
Preferment), and oblige the Family of your Petitioners for their Subsistence and Being, who, without
your Compassions, are utterly ruined.
And your Petitioners joint and humble Prayer
is, that your Honours, for so good a Work,
will enable the same to be done by an
Ordinance of Parliament.
And your Petitioners shall pray, &c.