DIE Saturni, 21 die Martii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Goodwin.
Comes Manchester. Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Ordinance for Mr. Corbett to be Parson of Haseley.
An Ordinance was presented to this House, for presenting Mr. Edward Corbett to the Parsonage of Haseley, in the County of Oxon; and it was read Twice, and
the Third Time; and it was Agreed to.
Woodrosse to have the Living of Chartham.
This House thinks it fit that Mr. Woodrosse be put into the Living of Chartam, in Kent, which Mr. Corbett
leaves for (fn. *)
Lt. Haines released.
Upon reading the Petition of Lieutenant George
Haines: It is Ordered, That he shall be released of
his present Imprisonment.
Earl of Newport to have his Liberty within the Lines.
Ordered, That the Earl of Newport shall have Liberty to go in any Place within the Lines of Communication, giving Security to this House on Monday next.
Level of Hatfield Chace, Rioters there to be apprehended.
Upon reading the Petition of the Participants in the
draining of the Level of Hatfield Chase, and Parts adjacent, in the Counties of Yorke, Lyncolne, and Nottingham.
It is Ordered, That some of the principal Offenders
in the Riots shall be attached, and brought before this
House; and that the Bonds mentioned in this Petition
shall be brought into this House; and that the Commissioners of the Sewers shall proceed in the Business; and
that the Sheriff and his Under-sheriff shall take Care
that the Orders of this House shall be performed and put
Order to keep the Great Seal in the Office of the Cler. Parl.
The Order was read, for keeping the Great Seal of
England in the Office of the Clerk of the Parliament,
and Agreed to; and Ordered to be sent to the House
of Commons, for their Concurrence.
Message to the H. C. with it; and to remind them of the following Particulars.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath:
1. To desire their Concurrence in the Order concerning the Great Seal to be kept in the Office of the
Clerk of the Parliament.
2. To put them in Mind of the Earl of Stamford's
3. To put them in Mind of Sir Marmaduke Lloyd's
4. To put them in Mind of the Lord Greye's Business.
5. To put them in Mind of the Remonstrance of the
Upon reading the Petition of Ric'd Willis: It is
Ordered, To be referred to the Consideration of these
Lords following, to hear both Sides, and report the
same to this House:
Any Two, to meet on Tuesday next, in the Afternoon.
Whetcombe and Porter in Error.
Upon reading the Petition of John Porter Esquire;
shewing, "That he having an Action upon the Case,
in His Majesty's Court of King's Bench, against James
Whetcombe, for One Hundred and Twelve Pounds Damages, the said Whetcombe hath brought a Writ of
Error, returnable in this House, only for Delay of
his Execution; and because no Errors are assigned,
he desires a certain Day may be appointed to assign
Errors, or, in Default thereof, he may take his legal
Proceedings upon the said Judgement."
It is Ordered, That Whetcombe shall assign Errors by
this Day Fortnight; and in Default, the Petitioner shall
take the Benefit of his Judgement.
Answer from the H. C.
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page return with this Answer to the Message sent Yesterday to the House of
That they will send an Answer by Messengers of their
Chambers and Baron Trevor & al.
Upon reading the Petition of Alderman Chambers:
It is Ordered, To be referred to these Lords following, who are to examine the Business, and report the
same to the House:
Any Three, to meet on Thursday next, in the Afternoon, at Three a Clock; and after, to meet
when they please.
Message from the H.C. that they agree to the Ordinance about the Plantations;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Charles Rich:
1. They agree to the Ordinance for Continuance of
the Ordinance for Foreign Plantations, and to the adding
of those Lords sent down to them; and that Mr. Solicitor General may be added to the said Committee in
the room of Mr. Pym, and Mr. Alexander Rigby in the
room of Mr. Spurstowe.
Agreed to, and Ordered to be printed.
to expedite Two brought up from thence;
2. To desire Expedition in the Ordinance for Six Thousand Pounds for the Forces that are to follow Sir Jacob
3. And Expedition to the Ordinance for Ten Thousand Pounds for North Wales.
and with Two for Concurrence.
4. To desire Concurrence in the Ordinance for Four
Thousand Pounds, of Mr. Henlie's Composition, out of
Haberdashers Hall, for Abingdon. (Here enter it.)
5. To desire Concurrence in an Order for Two Hundred Pounds, out of Haberdashers Hall, for the Discovery of the Irish Rebels that broke out of The Tower.
(Here enter it.)
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to the Ordinances for the
Ten Thousand Pounds and Six Thousand Pounds: (Here
enter it.) To all the rest, this House will take them into
Consideration, and send an Answer by Messengers of
Sir R. Carrtreed from any Restraint.
Sir Rob't Carr being brought to this House; the
Speaker, by the Command of this House, asked him,
"Whether he lay under (fn. *) any Restraint?" And he answered, "He was under a Restraint; being fetched out
of the Country by a Warrant under the Hand of the
Speaker of the House of Commons."
He withdrew: And this House Ordered, That the
Speaker should tell him, "That there is no Restraint
upon him; but that he is at free Liberty to go to his
own House, or whither else he would, without any
Restraint at all."
Sir Rob't Carr was called in, and told so much; and
he gave their Lordships Thanks for it.
Capt. Plunket, and Tod & al.
The Earl of Warwicke reported from the Committee,
the Cause of Captain Plunkett, and Wm. Tod and others,
upon an Appeal to the Delegates:
"And they finding the Exceptions long, Fourteen in
Number, to be Matters of Fact and Matters in Law;
the Committee were of Opinion, That a Commission
should go forth for a Review, in case it be legal in
Cause of Admiralty; and that all Proceedings should
be staid in the mean Time upon the Sentence before
the Delegates; which Question, upon the Legality
of such Commission of Review, stands committed to the
Judges and Civilians, upon the Statute of 8& Eliz."
Ordered, That this House approves of this Report,
and Orders the same accordingly.
Ordinance to continue and amend the One concerning Foreign Plantations.
"It is this Day Ordered and Declared, by the Lords
and Commons assembled in Parliament, That all Clauses
contained in One Ordinance of both Houses of Parliament, dated the 2 November, 1643, whereby Robert Earl of Warwick is constituted Admiral and Governor in Chief of all the Foreign Plantations planted
by the English and other His Majesty's Subjects,
and divers Members of both Houses of Parliament
are constituted Commissioners, to join in Aid and Assistance with him, for ordering the Affairs of the said
Plantations, do continue in full Force, any former Ordinance notwithstanding: And it is further Ordered, That the Earl of Northumberland, the Earl of
Nottingham, the Earl of Salisbury, the Earl of Denbigh, the Lord Dacres, and the Lord Bruce, Members of the House of Peers; and Mr. Solicitor General, Mr. Alexand'r Rigby, Sir John Clatworthy, Mr.
George Fenwick, Mr. Salwey Junior, Mr. Purfrey, Mr.
Francis Allen, Mr. John Ash, Mr. Prideaux, Sir Henry
Mildmay, Mr. Recorder Glynn, Mr. Snelling, Sir Philip Stapilton, and Sir William Waller, Members of the
House of Commons; be added to the Commissioners
named in the said Ordinance; which Members of both
Houses so added are to have the same Power as the
other Commissioners formerly named."
Order for 4000£. for Abingdon.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, That Four Thousand Pounds be charged
upon Mr. Henlye's Fine, and paid by the Committee
at Habberdashers Hall, for the Use of the Garrison of
Order for 200£. for the Discoverer of the Irish Rebels that broke out of The Tower.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, That the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies at Habberdash'rs Hall do
forthwith pay unto Mr. Hollis and Sir John Clotworthy
the Sum of Two Hundred Pounds, to be by them disposed and bestowed upon the Party that discovered
the Two Irish Rebels, Mackquire and Mac-Mohun, that
had escaped out of The Tower, for his good Service
Order for keeping the Great Seal in the Office of the Cler. Parl.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament: assembled, That the Great Seal of
England, being sealed up with the Seals of Three at
least of the Commissioners for the Custody of the
said Great Seal, shall be from Time to Time kept at
the Office of Mr. Browne, Clerk of the Parliaments
at Westm'r; and shall be there laid up, so sealed as
aforesaid, in an Iron Chest, and not to be taken forth
without Direction of Three of the said Commissioners."
Order for 6000£. for the Forces that are to pursue Sir J. Ashley, and for those before Litchfield.
"Be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That Six Thousand Pounds shall
be paid in Course, together with Interest at Eight
Pounds per Centum, payable each Six Months, out of
the Receipts of the Excise, on the Ordinance of the
11th of September, 1643, when other Assignments
already made on those Receipts shall be first satisfied,
to be employed for the Forces appointed to be drawn
together for the following of the Forces of the Enemy under Sir Jacob Ashley in the Field, and for the
satisfying of the Forces now employed in the Siege
of Litchfeild; and the Commissioners of the Excise
for the Time being are hereby authorized and required to make Payment of the said Six Thousand
Pounds, together with Interest, in Manner aforesaid,
unto Mr. Walter Frost, Secretary to the Committee of
both Kingdoms, or his Assigns, whose Receipt or Receipts shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said Commissioners of Excise, and every of them, for the Payment of the said Six Thousand Pounds, and every
Part thereof, accordingly; which Money is to issue
forth, for the Service aforesaid, by the Order and
Direction of the Committee of both Kingdoms."