DIE Jovis, 29 die Januarii.
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Preachers at the Fast thanked.
Ordered, That Mr. Hicks and Mr. Evans shall have
Thanks given them, for their Pains in preaching Yesterday before the Lords of Parliament, at the Fast, in the
Abbey Church; and that they be desired to print and
publish their Sermons.
E. of Manchester to be Speaker.
Ordered, That the Earl of Manchester shall be
Speaker of this House for a Month from this Day.
Ward to have 200 l. per Ann. settled on him, issuing from the sequestered Estate of Sir R. Thorold.
Upon reading the Petition of John Ward, Clerk;
"That he hath Two Hundred Pounds per Annum,
in the Right of his Wife, issuing out of the Lands of
Sir Rob't Thorold, which are in Sequestration; and the
Committee at Grantham alledge, that the Lands lie
convenient for the Garrison of Grantham, the Horses
of Colonel Rossiter do eat up the whole Profits of those
Lands, whereby he is wholly disappointed of his said
Two Hundred Pounds per Annum; and he appealing
to the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations; who answered, They had no Power, as this
Case is, to relieve him; which makes him petition
this House for Relief herein."
Hereupon this House thought it fit to refer it to the
Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations,
to end and settle the said Two Hundred Pounds upon
the Petitioner, if they can; else to report to this House:
And that this Petition be sent down to the House of
Commons, for to desire their Concurrence herein.
Winche, Sheriff of Hunt. Leave to reside out of the County.
It was moved, "That Mr. Onslow Winche, late of
Everton, in the County of Huntingdon, Esquire, being
appointed by both Houses of Parliament to be High
Sheriff for the Counties of Huntingdon and Cambridge
for the Year ensuing; and whereas his present Residence and Habitation is out of the said Counties, and
that he cannot without great Prejudice answer the
Strictness of the Sheriff's Oath in Point of Residency:
It was desired, that he may continue his Residence,
and Abode in his own House where he hath his present Habitation and Dwelling, he formerly having
been Sheriff of Bedfordshire, and enjoyed the like
Freedom and Dispensation of his Abode elsewhere
from His Majesty,"
Hereupon this House granted his Desire; and Ordered, That the Concurrence of the House of Commons
be desired herein.
Ryley versus Brown, for Abuses in the Herald's Office.
Upon hearing the Complaint of Ryley, against Robert
Browne, for imbezzling the Original Pedigrees of divers
of the Nobility:
It is Ordered, That the Book of Accompts in the
Heralds Office shall be brought into this House on
Monday next; and that the Chairman of the Committee of Examinations of the House of Commons be desired, that the Pedigrees remaining with that Committee
may be brought into this House at the same Time.
Answer from the H. C.
Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath return with this Answer to the Message sent to the House of Commons:
That they agree to the Alterations in the Instructions concerning Reprisals: (Here enter them.) And for the Lord
Balmerino to be added to the Assembly: And they agree
to the latter Part of the Message concerning the Lord
Savill, for the Committee to meet this Afternoon.
Committee of Privileges.
Ordered, That the Committee for Privileges do
meet To-morrow in the Afternoon.
Ordinance to pay 32000 l. to the City.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Ordinance
for Thirty-two Thousand Pounds do meet To-morrow
in the Afternoon.
Ld. Savill and the E. of Newport to attend the Committee.
Ordered, That the Earl of Newport and the Lord
Savill be brought this Afternoon before the Committee
concerning the Lord Savill.
Message to the H. C. about the Ordinance for Covent Garden Church;
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath:
1. To desire their Concurrence in the Addition to the
Ordinance concerning The Covent Garden.
and Mr. Winche's and Mr. Ward's Business.
2. To desire their Concurrence in Mr. Winche's Business.
3. To desire their Concurrence, in referring the Petition of Mr. Warde to the Committee of Lords and
Commons for Sequestrations, to do what they can to
end the Business of settling the Two Hundred Pounds
per Annum, if they can; or else to report the same to
Colonel Lilborne's Sentence in the Star-chamber.
Ordered, That Mr. Rous be sent to, to desire the
Votes and the rest of the Papers concerning Lieutenant
Colonel Lylborne may be brought to this House against
To-morrow Morning, according to the Order of the
House of Commons.
Chambers to be instituted to Pewsey.
Ordered, That Sir Nathaniell Brent shall give Institution and Induction to Humphry Chambers Clerk, to the
Rectory of Pewsye, in the County of Wilts, presented
to the same by the Right Honourable the Earl of
Pembrooke and Mountgmery.
Ordered, That the Lord Roberts do make the Report of the last Conference with the House of Commons.
Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament assembled,
That Sir Nathaniell Brent Knight, Vicar General, or
such other as he shall appoint, are hereby authorized
and directed, upon Sight of this Order, to institute and
induct Humfrey Chambers Clerk, to the Rectory of
Pewsye, in the County of Wilts; the said Mr. Chambers
producing his Presentation thereunto, under the Hand
and Seal of the Right Honourable Phillipp Earl of Pembrook and Mountg. Patron: And this to be a sufficient
Authority in that Behalf.
Brookes to be instituted to Puttingham.
Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament, That Mr.
Doctor Aylett, or such other as he shall appoint, are
hereby authorized and directed, upon Sight of this Order, to institute and induct Richard Brookes Clerk, to
the Rectory and Parish Church of Puttingham, in the
County of Hertford; the said Mr. Brookes producing his
Presentation thereunto, under the Hand and Seal of
Thomas Saund'rs Esquire, Patron: And this to be a
sufficient Authority in that Behalf.
Instructions concerning Reprisals.
"Whereas the Committee of Lords and Commons
for the Admiralty and Cinque Ports are, by an Ordinance of both Houses of Parliament, authorized and
enabled to do and execute all such Things as appertain to the Office of Lord High Admiral of England; and whereas it is Ordained, by another Ordinance of Parliament, dated 30 Novembr. 1643, That
it shall and may be lawful for any His Majesty's
good Subjects, that shall be approved, and thereunto
appointed by the Lord High Admiral of England
appointed by both Houses for the Time being, in
warlike Manner, to equip, arm, furnish, man, and set out
to Sea, such and so many Ships as they shall think fitting,
and with the same to seize, surprize, and take, all and
all Manner of Ships and Vessels which they shall meet
withall, in or outwards bound, from any Port or Place
within any His Majesty's Dominions being in Hostility
against the Parliament, or coming from or returning
to any such Port or Place, or that shall be found to
have traded with the Inhabitants of any such Port or
Place since their Defection from the King and Parliament; and also to seize, surprize, and take, all and
all Manner of Ships and Vessels belonging to any
Rebel or Rebels in Ireland, together with the Ordnance, Ammunition, Victuals, Goods, Commanders,
and Soldiers, in the said Ships; and further, to surprize and take all and all Manner of Pirates and Sea
Rovers, of what Nation soever, and their Ships and
Goods whatsoever; and that the Ships to be so employed shall have Liberty to seek and take their Purchase where and how they please, according to such
Instructions as shall from Time to Time be given
them by the Lord High Admiral of England, or the
Commissioners of the Admiralty, appointed by both
Houses, for the Time being: And whereas this Committee hath been petitioned, by
Owners of the Ship The, for our
approving of them to employ the said Ship, under
Command of Captain, in Execution of the Powers granted by the said Ordinance;
we do hereby signify and declare, That we have approved and appointed, and do hereby approve and
appoint, the said Petitioners, in warlike Manner, to
equip, furnish, and arm, the said Ship The
, and to place in her a competent Number
of Soldiers, Mariners, and Gunners, with necessary
Arms and Provisions; and the same, so manned,
equipped, armed, and provided, to set forth to Sea,
under the Command of the said Captain
; and the said Captain
to employ the said Ship for doing
and performing the Services hereafter mentioned;
(that is to say,) for the seizing, taking, and surprizing, of all Ships and Vessels belonging to any of His
Majesty's Subjects, which the said Ship shall meet
withall, in or outwards bound, from any Port or
Place within any of His Majesty's Dominions being
in Hostility against the Parliament, together with all
the Ordnance, Ammunition, Victuals, Goods, Commanders, and Soldiers, therein; as also for the seizing,
surprizing, and taking, of all and all Manner of
Ships and Vessels whatsoever, with the Ordnance,
Ammunition, Victuals, and Goods therein, belonging
to any Rebel or Rebels in Ireland; and also the Ships
and Goods of any other Person whatsoever, Foreigner
or other, which shall be going to, or coming from,
any Port or Place in Ireland, in Hostility against
the Parliament; as also for the seizing, surprizing,
and taking, of all and all Manner of Ships and Vessels, belonging to any Foreigner or Foreign Nation,
going to any Port or Place in Hostility against the
Parliament, with Arms, Ammunition, or other Contrabando Goods, for Supply of the Forces raised
against the Parliament; and adjudging and condemning
the same, together with the Goods themselves, and all
such other Goods as belong to the Master or the
Laders of such Contrabando Goods; as also for the seizing, surprizing, and taking, of all Pirates and Sea
Rovers, of what Nation soever, and their Ships and
Goods whatsoever, according to the Authority, Meaning, and true Intent, of the said Ordinance of the 30th
of November, 1643: Provided, That, before the going forth of the said Ship, the said Captain
, together with the Master and principal Officers thereof, or such other sufficient Persons
in their Behalf as shall be accepted of by the Judge
of the Admiralty for the Time being, do and shall
enter into Bond of Two Thousand Pounds, in the Admiralty Court, with Condition, That neither the said
Commander of the said Ship, nor the Master or Company, or any of them, shall, under Pretext of the
said Ordinance, or of these Instructions, spoil or damage any of the King's Subjects, nor any of the
Friends or Allies of the Kingdom, other than such as
are intended by the said Ordinance and these Instructions; as also that, for Justification of the Prize or
Prizes that the said Commander shall take, he shall
bring into the Registry of the High Court of Admiralty all such Cockets, Bills of Lading, and other
Documents and Writings, as he, or any of his Company, shall take or find in any such Ship or Vessel;
and shall bring in with every such Ship or Vessel Two
or Three of the principal Officers thereof, taken in
the same, to be examined by the Judge of the Admiralty, or such as he shall appoint, concerning the
Property of the said Ship, Vessel, or Goods therein,
and to such other Questions and Interrogatories as he
shall think fit to administer in that Behalf; and also
that neither he nor they, nor any of them, shall
break Bulk, spoil, waste, or diminish, any of the said
Ships or Goods, until they shall be adjudged in the
High Court of Admiralty to have been lawfully taken,
according to the true Intent and Meaning of the said
Ordinance and these Instructions, and a true and just
Inventory and Appraisement be taken and made of
the same; and the Judge of the Admiralty is hereby
prayed and required to take Bond accordingly, and
to certify the same under the Seal of the Admiralty
Court; without which, no Benefit is to accrue to the
said Commander, Officers, Mariners, or any others
interested in the said Ship, by any Thing done in
Pursuance thereof; and the said Captain
shall truly pay and deliver, to such
Collectors or Receivers as both Houses of Parliament,
the Committees of the Admiralty, or the Lord High
Admiral for the Time being (appointed by both
Houses of Parliament), have or shall appoint, the full
Tenths of every such Prize as shall be taken by virtue
of the said Ordinance or these Instructions.
Privateers to be fitted out, according to these Instructions.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Committee for the Admiralty do give Instructions to such fit Persons as shall
desire to set forth Ships as Private Men of War according to the Tenor aforesaid; notwithstanding any
former Order or Ordinance to the contrary."