DIE Mercurii, 4 die Februarii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Salewey.
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Capt. Bacth freed from an Arrest.
Upon reading the Petition of Captain Gerrard Booth;
complaining, "That he being in actual Service, under
the Command of the Lord Inchequin, in the Service
of the Parliament in Munster, and coming to London
with the said Lord Inchequin about the Business of
the State, he is arrested, at the Suit of one Shipp
a Taylor, for Thirteen Pounds; and in regard he
is to return speedily to his Charge in Munster, desires to be released from his Restraint, he being
willing to give Satisfaction to the said Shipp, when
he receives any Part of his Arrears from the Parliament."
It is Ordered, That the (fn. *) said Captain Gerrard Booth
shall be presently released, and set at Liberty to follow
his Employment he is in for the State.
Brodrick's and Bennet's Security for keeping the Peace.
|Allen Brodricke Ar. tenetur D'no Regi in
|Ric'us Wenman Ar. & Ed'rus Nicholas, Ar. Manucaptores pro prædicto Allen Brodricke, tenentur D'no Regi, videlicet, uterque eorum separatim in
|Christoph. Bennett, Dr. Physick, tenetur D'no Regi in
|Guilielmus Turpin, de Lond. Cives, Draper, & Joh'es Greene, de Lond. Cives & Apothecary, Manucaptores pro prædicto Christoph. Bennett, tenentur D'no Regi, videlicet, uterque eorum Separatim in
The Condition of the said Recognizance is, That
the said Allen Brodicke and Christopher Bennett do
keep the Peace of our Sovereign Lord the King to
all His Liege People, and in special each towards
other: That then this Recognizance to be void;
or else to stand in full Force and Virtue."
Mrs. Cholwell's Letter to L. Roberts, desiring Leave to live in his House at Truro.
The Lord Robertes acquainted this House with a
Letter which was sent to him, and read, as follows:
To the Right Honourable John Lord Robertes,
Baron of Truro.
I remember, when I parted last with your Lordship, you told me you would be glad to hear of me,
and from me: The Unhappiness of the Times obstructing the Ways occasioned the Neglect of my
Duty. The Bounty of your former Favours makes
me presume to beg One more; that I may dwell in
your House at Truro till such Time as I have repaired
my House at Powlglaes, which now stands upon
Passes, by reason of bad Tenants, which will neither
repair the Houses, nor pay the Rent. If I may my
humble Petition is, that you would be pleased to sign
my Desire with your own Hand. This is the Request of
"Your humble Servant,
Orfeur in Behalf of the E. of Arundel versus L. Dacres.
Upon reading the Petition of Cuthbert Orfeur, in
Behalf (fn. *) of the Earl of Arundell; complaining, "That
some Lands of his, in the County of Cumberland, is
possessed by Force by some of the Scotts. Army at
Carlile, to the Use of the Lord Dacres."
(Here enter it, and the Certificates.)
It is Ordered, That the Lord Dacres shall have a
Copy of this Petition, and return an Answer to this
House by this Day Fortnight.
Propositions for Peace, which are to be sent immediately.
The House took into further Consideration the Propositions, which is presently to be sent to the King.
And it is Ordered, That they be brought into a
Form against Friday Morning; and then to have a Conference with the House of Commons, to acquaint them
with the Alterations.
Letter from the Scots Commissioners.
A Letter from the Scotts Commissioners was read,
concerning some Provision for their Army to be taken
before Newarke; and it is (fn. †) Ordered to communicate it
to the House of Commons.
L. Grey of Wark to be considered on Account of his Losses.
The Lord Grey of Warke acquainted this House with
Two Letters, which he received this Morning out of
Northumb. concerning his Losses there: And it is Ordered, That these Letters be sent to the House of
Commons, with a Recommendation to them, that there
may be a Consideration had of his Lordship's great
Losses he having served the Parliament faithfully.
H. C. to be acquainted that the Vote is passed for limiting the Scots Horse.
"Resolved, upon the Question, That the House of
Commons shall be acquainted, that this House hath
passed this Vote; videlicet, That in the Scotts Army
in this Kingdom there shall not be above Two Thousand Horse, and One Thousand Dragoons, according to the Treaty."
Ordered, That on Friday Morning the House of
Commons shall be acquainted with the passing of the
The Earl of Lyncolne dissented to the aforesaid Vote.
Letter from the Scots Commissioners, for Provision for their Army before Newark.
"For the Right Honnorable the Speaker of the
House of Peeres pro Tempore.
It is above Two Moneths since the Scottish Army
did, according to the Desires of both Houses, come
before Newarke; where, after the takeing of Mustom
Bridge, they have, in the greatest Extreamity of
Weather, continued in very hard Duty on the one
Side, and alsoe assisted Colonell Pointz on the other;
and yet noe effectuall Course is taken for their Entertainment, but the Burthen thereof hath bin left
upon those Parts of the Country that have formerly bin wasted and exhausted by the Enemy; which
gives Occasion of Complaints from the People, of
Wants and Disorders in the Army; and greater Inconveniencyes may ensue, if not speedily prevented.
Wee were in good Hopes that, when the Commissioners of both Houses did repaire to that Army,
speedy Course should have bin taken for their Maintenance, especially after their Musters; but as yet
there hath bin only offered an inconsiderable Proportion, which is noe Wayes sufficient to afford
them Subsistence; and some of the Provisions are
appointed to bee brought out of Lancasheir and other
Places farre distant, upon which the Army can
not depend for Releife. The Foote Souldier hath
not received 18 d. worth of Provisions Weekly
since their comeing before Newarke; and when the
Quarter Master Generall, who is now the Second
Tyme sent hither of purpose to represent the Necessityes of the Army, did come from thence, there
was not 10£. worth of Provisions in the Magasine for the whole Army. If any shall in the Winter Season bee put to hard Duty, and the Meanes
of Subsistence shal bee with-held from them, it is
easy to conjecture that nothing can follow but their
inevitable Ruine before the Springe. Wee have, from
Tyme to Tyme, constantly solicited the Houses of
Parliament for their Maintenance; and wee are
ashamed that our many earnest Desires in their Behalfe have not prevailed with the Houses for such an
Answere as might have enabled us to have given a
good Accompt of our Endeavors to those that
sent us, and in some Measure given Sattisfaction to
the crying Necessityes of the Souldiers, who are resolved to declyne noe Duty nor Danger that may
advance the Service they are now engaged at the Desire of the Houses: It is therefore againe our most
earnest Request to the Houses of Parliament, that
they would seriously lay to Heart the providing of
that Army; and that they would extend the same
Care to them as they doe to their owne Forces on
the other Side of Newarke, and graunt unto them
the same Allowance in Money and Provisions, that
both may bee enabled to prosecute the Publique
Service; which Things being performed, wee doe
undertake in their Names, that as strict Order and
Discipline shal bee observed there as ever hath beene
in any Army within these Kingdomes; and earnestly
entreating for a speedy Answere, wee remaine
Worcester House, 3 Feb. 1645.
"and humble Servaunts,
Orfeur's Petition, in Behalf of the E. of Arundel against L. Dacres, for taking forceable Possession of Drumbough Castle, with the Assistance of the Scots Forces in Carlisle.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords assembled in Parliament.
"The humble Petition of Cuthbert Orfeur;
"That your Petitioner being possessed of a Lease
of the dissolved Castle of Drumboughe, with the Demesne thereto belonging, lying in Cumberland, made
by the late Countess Dowager of Arundell and Surrey,
and the Right Honourable Thomas Earl of Arundell and Surrey, which your Petitioner hath enjoyed,
by virtue thereof, for Thirty Years past, and hath
therein divers Years to come, out of which your
Petitioner's Tenant was by Force evicted, the 17th
of November last, by John Hogdson, with the Assistance of Colonel Dowglas, Governor of Carlile, and
others of the Garrison, and Possession was taken in
the Name of the Right Honourable the Lord Dacres,
and by Force is so kept.
And, for Relief, your Petitioner was an humble
Suitor to the Committee, for Restitution of Possession till your Petitioner was legally to be evicted:
But forasmuch as the Pretence of such Taking was
to the Use of the said Lord Dacres, the Committee
refused to meddle therein; but have made their humble Certificate to your Honours, how they find the
State of the Cause; directing your Petitioner to your
Lordships for Relief.
Your Petitioner humbly prays, your Lordships
will be pleased to take into Consideration,
that the Loss of your Petitioner's Possession
is an Offence to the Title of the said Earl of
Arundell and Surrey; and forasmuch as your
Petitioner hath continued for Thirty Years,
and the taking and keeping of such Possession for the said Lord Dacres is without
Warrant, as by the Certificate of the Com
mittee hereunto annexed will appear; that
therefore your Petitioner may be restored,
by an Order from your Lordships (any Title
to the contrary), until the Right to the said
Castle and Lands be concluded, in such legal or judicial Manner as to your Lordships
shall seem right, &c.
And your Petitioner shall daily pray, &c.
His Petition to the Committee of Cumberland about it.
"To the Right Worshipful Committee for the
King and Parliament.
The humble Petition of Cuthbert Orfeur Gentleman;
"That whereas your Petitioner was possessed of the
Castle of Drumboughe, and the Demesne Lands thereunto belonging, and One Water Corn Mill called
Thruston Feild Mill, within the Barony of Bourgh, in
the County of Cumberland, for the Space of Thirty
Years and above ast past, by Lease from the Right
Honourable Thomas Earl of Arundell and Surrey and
his Honourable Mother, and for divers Years more
yet to come, and so have ever since quietly enjoyed
the same, until Monday last, being the 17th of November Instant, that one John Hodgson, of Dikesfeild, together with the Governor of Carlile, and
Archibald Dowglas his Brother, and others, to the
Number of Twelve Persons or thereabouts, with
Force and Arms, in a riotous Manner, came unto
your Petitioner's Dwelling-house at Drumbough, and
then forcibly put forth John Barne your Petitioner's
House-keeper, and all his Household, and put out
the Fire; and then and there the said John Hodgson
put the said Archibald Dowglas in the Possession of
the said House (the said Archibald pretending a Grant
from the Lord Dacres), who remained there for the
Space of One Quarter of an Hour; and after he
suffered the said John Barne to come into the House
again, with Condition that the Keys of the Castle
should be delivered in Eight Days after; and in
the mean Time your Petitioner's Goods to be removed; otherwise the said Archibald said, he would
bring a Troop of Horse and a Company of Foot,
and would take the Possession of all the Houses and
Lands with Force.
May it therefore please your good Worships,
to take the Premises into your discreet Considerations, for the Relief of your Petitioner;
and to settle him in his quiet Possession, until he be evicted by due Course of Law.
"And he shall pray, &c."
Witness to attend them.
"We require Captain John Hodgson, of Dikesfeild,
to appear before us at Penreth, upon Thursday the
27th of this Instant, about Two of the Clock in
the Afternoon, to give the Committee Satisfaction
touching the Contents of this Petition."
Certificate of the Cumberland Committee about it.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords of the
Higher House assembled in Parliament.
The humble Certificate of those of the Committee of Cumberland, whose Names are hereunder written.
"May it please your Honours,
Upon a Petition of Mr. Cuthbert Orfeur, Farmer
to the Right Honourable the Earl of Arundell and
Surrey of Drumbough Castle, and some Lands within the Barony of Bourgh, in this County; and upon
Examination of John Barne, Under-farmer of the
Premises to the said Mr. Orfeur: We humbly certify, That it doth appear to us, that one John Hodgson, of Dikesfeild, One of the Tenants within the
same Barony, pretending some Warrant or Authority (though shewing none) from the Honourable
Lord Dacre, on the 17th Day of this Instant November, with the Countenance and personal Assistance of Colonel Dowglas Governor of Carlile; and
Archibald Dowglas Esquire Brother to the said Governor, in the Name of the said Lord Dacre, forcibly entered into, and possessed themselves of, the
said Drumbough Castle; which, for the Relief of the
Petitioner, according to Equity, in such Way as
shall seem most expedient to your Wisdoms, we humbly refer to your Honours.
"Thomas Lawson of Bownesse, who is Farmer to the
said Earl of a Mill in Bownesse, was outed of the
Possession thereof by the said Parties at the same
Penreth, 28th November, 1645.
Will'm Briscoe, Miles Halton,
Thomas Lampleigh, Peter Mowson,
Henry Tolson, Nicholas Mowson."
House adjourned till 9a, Friday.