DIE Jovis, 16 Aprilis.
PRAYERS, by Mr.
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Ds. (fn. *)
A Report from the Committee of the Admiralty and
the Cinque Ports, in hæc verba; videlicet,
Ordinance for reserving Crooked Timber, for the Use of the Navy.
"Die Martis, 14 Die Aprilis, 1646.
"At the Committee of Lords and Commons for
the Admiralty and Cinque Ports.
"That the Committee doth recommend it to both
Houses of Parliament, that an Ordinance may be
passed, for reserving to the Use of the Navy the
Crooks, Knees, and Compass Timber, which shall arise
upon any Trees felled, or to be felled, by Order of
the Committee of Revenue, for Wharfing, Building
any of his Majesty's Houses, or other Public Services;
the same being specially serviceable to the Navy, and
of little Use as to any other Purpose, unless for Firewood, or other very ordinary Occasions.
"Wm. Jessop, Secretary."
Next, an Ordinance of the Purport of the aforesaid
Report was read, and passed; and Ordered to be sent
to the House of Commons, for their Concurrence.
Answer from the H. C.
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page return with this Answer from the House of Commons:
That they agree to the Amendment in the Ordinance
for Continuance of Sir Tho. Fairefaix' Army for Four
Months longer. (Here enter it.)
2. That they agree to the referring of the Scotch
Paper for the Two Pinnaces to the Committee of the
3. They agree to the Ordinance for making Mr. Job
Grey to be Master of the Hospital of Leycester.
(Here enter it.)
4. They agree to the Ordinance for the Walloones to
have a Church at Dover. (Here enter it.)
5. They agree to the Ordinance for Mr. Fathers.
(Here enter it.)
To all the rest of the Particulars, they will take them
into Consideration, and send an Answer by Messengers
of their own.
Larner and Hayle committed for Contempt, concerning the Pamphlet called London's last Warning.
This Day John Larner and Jane Hayle were directed
by this House to be sworn, and so to be examined at
this Bar, in the Cause of Wm. Larner, depending in this
House; who refused to be sworn: Which this House
judged this Refusal to be a Contempt to this House;
and Ordered, That the said John Larner and Jane
Hayle shall stand committed to The Fleete until the Pleasure of this House be further signified.
Petit & al. and Rednes & al.
Ordered, That the Cause between Dominiq' Petite,
&c. and Rednes and others, shall be further heard on
E. of Newport to take the Covenant.
The House being informed, "That the Earl of Newporte is willing to take and subscribe the Covenant;"
the Earl of Kent and the Earl of Bolingbrooke were appointed to give it him.
Nash and Cook.
Ordered, That Nash shall be heard, concerning
the Business between him and Cooke, on Wednesday next,
at which Time both Parties are to attend.
Vote of the H. C. concerning some Scotch Papers reflecting on the Parliament:
The House was adjourned into a Committee during
Pleasure, to debate and consider of the Vote brought
up from the House of Commons, at the late Conference,
concerning a Book, intituled, "Some Papers of the Commissioners of Scotland."
The House was resumed.
Ordered, That this Business shall be taken into
further Consideration To-morrow Morning, the First
Business; and that all the Lords are to have Notice to
be (fn. *) then present.
Message from thence, with another Vote about it.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir John Evelyn Knight:
To let their Lordships know, that the House of Commons having formerly, at a Conference, delivered to
their Lordships a Vote concerning a Book, intituled,
"Some Papers of the Scotts Commissioners," and nothing
being done therein; in the Interim, the Contriver and
Framer is run away, so as they know not how to proceed against him now: Therefore they desire their Lordships Concurrence it this Vote.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will return an Answer by Messengers
of their own.
"An Ordinance for the erecting of a French or
Walloone Church in the Town and Port of
Ordinance for erecting a French or Walloon Church at Dover.
"Whereas a Petition (fn. *) has been presented to the
House of Peers, in the Name of the Walloones or
French, and other Strangers, professing the true Protestant Religion, and residing at Dover; humbly praying, that they may have Liberty to erect a Wallowne or
French Congregation in the Town and Port of Dover,
with the same Discipline and Immunities as are granted
to the several Foreign Congregations of this Kingdom; which Petition being referred by the said House
of Peers to the Committee of Lords and Commons
for the Admiralty and Cinque Ports, the said Committee, upon Consideration and Debate thereof, did
report their Opinion to the said House, That they
conceived it meet the said Petitioners should be authorized, by an Ordinance of Parliament, to erect a Church
accordingly, with such Cautions as both Houses should
in their Wisdom think fit: Be it therefore Ordained,
by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled,
That the said Foreign Protestants in Dover shall have
Power, and are hereby authorized, to erect a Wallowne
or French Congregation in the Town and Port of Dover, with the same Discipline and Immunities as are
granted in the several Foreign Congregations of this
Kingdom by the Charter of King Edward the Sixth,
and enjoyed by them in His Reign, and in the several
Reigns of Queen Elizabeth and King James, as likewise in the Reign of His Majesty that now is; and
also that the said Foreign Protestants in Dover, and
their Successors, shall have the Liberty and public
Exercise of the Protestant Religion, under a faithful
Ministry of the Word and Sacraments, as other Foreign Churches in this Kingdom do and may freely
enjoy: And it's Ordained, That the Mayor and
several Officers at Dover whom this may concern be
assistant, upon all Occasions, to the said Congregation,
for the Maintenance of them in their just Privileges
hereby granted them."
Ordinance for Job Grey to be Master of the Hospital and Alms-house at Leicester.
"Whereas John Meredeth Doctor in Divinity was,
for divers Misdemeanors, sequestered from the Church
of Stamford Rivers, in the County of Essex, by Judgement of the House of Peers, the 6th of May, 1643,
and, notwithstanding, is since preferred to be Master
of the new Hospital or Alms-house in Leicester,
founded by William Wigston Esquire, deceased; and also,
since that Time, the said Doctor Meredith hath been
active in the Army raised against the Parliament: It
is therefore hereby Ordered and Ordained, That
the aforesaid Doctor Meredeth be forthwith sequestered, and that he is hereby sequestered, from being
Master of the said Alms-house or Hospital, and from
all Houses, Lodgings, Rents, Pensions, Fees, Annuities, Revenues, and Benefits whatsoever: And it is
further hereby Ordered and Ordained, That Job
Gray Clerk, Master of Arts, shall supply the said
Place, and be Master of the said Hospital or Almshouse, and shall have a Patent thereof, under the
Seal of the Dutchy of Lancaster, in as full and ample
Manner as hath been usually granted unto other
Masters of the said Hospital; and the Lord Grey of
Warke, and the Speaker of the House of Commons
in whose Custody the said Seal remains, are to give
Warrant unto the Clerk of the Dutchy, for the preparing the said Patent, and are hereby ordered and
authorized to seal the same.
"And whereas some Doubts may arise touching the
Validity of the Patent by the said Ordinance intended
unto the said Job Grey, in regard that the said Doctor
Meredith stands as yet only sequestered, and not disabled: It is therefore Ordained, That the Mastership of the said Hospital or Alms-house be hereby
declared to be absolutely void to all Intents and Purposes, as if the said Doctor Meredith were dead; and
that the said Doctor Meredith be from henceforth
disabled to hold and enjoy the Mastership thereof,
or of any other the Houses, Lodgings, Rents, Revenues, Fees, Annuities, or Benefits whatsoever, thereunto belonging; and that thereupon the said Job
Grey be nominated and appointed Master thereof,
and shall have a Patent made thereof unto him, under the said Dutchy Seal, in as full and ample Manner as hath been usually granted to any of the
former Masters of the said Hospital; and that the
Lord Grey of Warke and the Speaker of the House
of Commons do give Warrant unto the Clerk of the
Dutchy for the preparing of the said Patent, and are
hereby authorized to seal the same."
"An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, for the farther Continuance of Assessments for Sir Thomas Fairefax.
Ordinance to continue the Assessments for the Pay of Sir T.Fairfax's Army.
"Whereas, by Ordinance of Parliament, bearing
Date the 15th Day of February, 1644, intituled,
An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, for raising and maintaining of Forces,
for the Defence of the Kingdom, under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairefax Knight," it is Ordained,
That there shall be several Sums of Money taxed,
levied, and paid, for the Maintenance of the said
Army, and Charges incident thereunto, by a Monthly
Assessment, to continue for Ten Months, from the
First Day of February, 1644, until the First Day of
December then next following, 1645, upon the City
of London, and the several Counties of Midd. Essex,
Suffolke, Norffolk, and the City of Norwich, Lincolne,
Hertford, and upon the Isle of Ely, the County (fn. *) of
Cambridge, Huntingdon, Kent, and upon the City of
Canterbury, and the Cinque Ports, upon the Counties
of Surrey, Sussex, Derby, Rutland, Warwick, Leicester,
Northampton, and Bedford; and whereas, by another
Ordinance of Parliament, dated the 13th Day of August last, the recited Ordinance of the 15th of February, and every Clause therein contained, and the
several Taxes and Payments therein expressed, are to
endure and have Continuance for Six Months longer,
from the said First Day of December, 1645, until the First
Day of June next, 1646, to all Intents and Purposes:
Now, forasmuch as it is necessary that a further Provision should be had and made for the said Army, be
it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament
assembled, That the said Ordinance of the Fifteenth
of February, and every Clause therein contained, the
several Taxes and Payments therein expressed, and
the Power and Authority thereby given and appointed to all and every the Committees and Persons,
or any of them, named or mentioned in the said Ordinance, shall endure and have Continuance for Four
Months longer, from the said First Day of June,
1646, until the First Day of October next following,
to all Intents and Purposes as if the said first mentioned Ordinance had been made to have continued
for Two and Twenty Months from the said First Day
of February, 1644."
Ordinance for Mr. Fathers to be Rector of Stoak Damerell.
"Forasmuch as the Parsonage of Stoake Damerell,
in the County of Cornwall, is lately become void, by
the Death of Mr. William Parker, late Parson and
Incumbent thereof, being formerly in the Gift of His
Majesty, or his Highness Prince Charles: The Lords
and Commons in this present Parliament assembled, to
the End the said Church and Parish may be supplied
with a learned, godly, and orthodox Divine, have
Ordered, Ordained, and Appointed, and do hereby
Order, Ordain, and Appoint, Mr. John Fathers Master
of Arts, to be Rector and Parson of the said Church
and Parish of Stoake Damerell; and that he shall and
may have, hold, possess, and enjoy, the said Church
and Parsonage, and the Parsonage-house, with the
Rights, Members, and Appurtenances, Stipends, Duties, Profits, and Commodities whatsoever, to the said
Parish-church or Parsonage belonging, from the
Death of the said Wm. Parker, in as large and ample
Manner as the said Wm. Parker, or any other Rector
or Parson thereof, lawfully or of Right had, or ought
to have had, the same; and that without any farther
Presentation, Admission, Institution, or Induction, notwithstanding any Right, Title, Claim, or Interest,
that any Parson doth or may pretend to the said Parsonage by virtue of the Great Seal conveyed away
from this Parliament, and by an Ordinance of this
present Parliament since made void: Provided, That
the said Mr. Fathers shall pay all such Tenths, First
Fruits, and other Duties, as ought to be paid for
and in regard of his Incumbency there: Saving also
to all Bodies Politic and Corporate, and all other
Person and Persons, all such Right and Title as they,
or any of them, have unto the Patronage of the
Church of Stoake Damerell aforesaid, except such
Persons as are sequestrable by Ordinance of Parliament for the sequestering of Papists and Delinquents
Estates: And the Commissioners of the Great Seal
are hereby authorized to pass the same, under the
Great Seal of England, unto the said Mr. Fathers accordingly."
House adjourned till 10a cras.