DIE Mercurii, 22 die Aprilis.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Walker.
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
This Day the Counsel of Nash and the Counsel of
Cooke were heard at this Bar, touching a delivering-up
of the Bond of Cooke, which he gave when he was
Churchwarden; the Accompts of Cooke being perused
and allowed by the Justice of the Peace.
Answers from the H. C.
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page return with this Answer from the House of Commons;
That they agree to these Particulars;
1. That the Members of their House shall join with
the Members of this House, to put the Scottish Commissioners in Mind of an Answer to the Paper sent to
them concerning the Propositions.
2. They agree to the Amendments in the Vote concerning the burning of the Book. (Here enter it.)
3. To the Order for Colonel Mason to be Governor
4. The Ordinance for Crooked Timber for the Navy.
(Here enter it.)
5. To the Ordinance for Mr. Mortimer and Mr. Norff.
to be Serjeants at Arms. (Here enter it.)
6. That Elias Bond be Captain of Portland Castle.
(Here enter it.)
7. To the Ordinance for the Ministers of Wells.
(Here enter it.)
8. To the Ordinance for Mr. Doughty to be Minister
9. That Joseph Bransby be Captain of a small Barque.
(Here enter it.)
As to the Business of the Judge of the Admiralty for
the County of Devon, and concerning the Amendments
in the additional Committee for the County of Oxon,
and concerning Major Paiser's Petition, and the Petition
of the poor Women of Ireland; they will take them
into Consideration, and send an Answer by Messengers
of their own.
Dr. Aylett and Dr. Heath return this Answer:
That they will send an Answer, by Messengers of their
own, to the Particulars sent to them on Monday last.
Some Papers were presented to this House, from the
Scotts Commissioners; and it is Ordered, That they
shall be read To-morrow Morning, at Nine a Clock.
Hall to be presented to Beverston.
Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Beverston, in the County of Gloucester: It is Ordered,
That Ric'd Hall, Minister, be presented to be Minister
E. of Peterborough, Leave to compound for his Delinquency.
Upon reading the Petition of the Earl of Peterborough; (fn. *) desiring, "he may have Leave to come and
compound for his Delinquency:" Which this House
gave Consent to; and Ordered, That this Petition be
sent to the House of Commons for their Concurrence
The Earl of Warwicke reported Two Papers from the
Committee of Admiralty:
Col. Aldridge to command the Forces employed for the Reduction of Jersey.
"Die Sabbati, 18 Aprilis, 1646.
"At the Committee of Lords and Commons for
the Admiralty and Cinque Ports.
"Whereas it was referred to this Committee, by an
Order of the House of Commons, dated 24th July,
1645, to take a speedy Course for the Reduction of
Jersey, and to report the same to that House; whereupon this Committee thought fit that a Regiment of
Foot should be sent thither, for the effecting of that
Service: And whereas, upon Report of their Opinion
to the House of Commons on the 16th of March
last, the sending of a Regiment consisting of Ten
Companies and Twelve Hundred Soldiers, with Shipping, Ammunition, and Necessaries for them, as also
an Establishment for their Pay for a Month, and a
Particular of the Train of Artillery, was then approved of; on which Day it was also referred back
to this Committee, to consider of the levying of the
said Men, and of some convenient Way for their
Transportation: It is this Day Ordered, That Report be made to both (fn. †) Houses, of this Committee's
Opinion, That the said Regiment of Twelve Hundred Men may with most Conveniency be raised out
of the Garrisons in the West and South Parts of
England, as also that some Person be (fn. †) appointed by
both Houses to command the said Regiment in Chief,
and to order the Management of this Service. All
which the Earl of Warwicke is desired to report to
the House of Peers."
Upon this, the Earl of Warwicke, Governor of the
said Isle of Jersey, recommended to this House Colonel
Aldridge, as a fit Person to be Chief Commander in this
Service: Which this House approved of; and Ordered, That the Concurrence of the House of Commons
be desired herein.
Another Paper was read:
The Hare, a Prize Ship, to be taken into the Parliament's Service.
"Die Martis, 21 die Aprilis, 1646.
"At the Committee of Lords and Commons for
the Admiralty, &c.
"On Consideration of a Letter from the Marquis of
Argyle, brought to this Committee by Mr. Barclay
One of the Scottch Commissioners, purporting his
Lordship's Desire, that the Ship Hare of Camphire,
now in Scotland, being a Prize taken by One of the
Parliament Ships, Anno 1644, in her Way from
Dublin, may be employed, under the Command of
Mr. Henry Gourdon, as One of the Eight Ships from
the Scotch Guard, his Lordship offering to furnish
her with Twenty or Twenty-two Guns, the Parliament bearing their Adventure; whereupon this Committee thinks fit that the said Ship The Hare be entertained in the Parliament's Service, for One of that
Guard, in this Summer's Expedition; that she be
manned, victualed, and furnished with Stores, in Scotland; that, in Consideration thereof, Payment be
made at Twenty Shillings per Mensem for each Man's
Wages, and Twenty Shillings per Mensem for each
Man's Victuals, according to the Proportion of Thirty
Men to every Hundred Tuns; that the Ordnance be
warranted by the State; that the Rigging and Stores
of all Sorts be provided in Scotland, according to the
Portion of her Burthen, and Forty Shot round for
every Gun; that for the Stores, Rigging, Wages, and
Victuals, Payment be made on Bills of Exchange, to
be drawn on the Committee of the Navy; and that
Mr. Gourdon be presented to both Houses, for their
approving of him to be Commander: All which is
to be reported to both Houses of Parliament, that
their Pleasure and Direction may be thereupon received."
Ordered, That it is referred to the Committee of
the Admiralty, to nominate an English Commander to
command this Ship; or else that she be brought about
to the Port of London.
Coates to be instituted to the Living of Southwingfield.
Ordered, That Mr. Doctor Aylett, or his lawful
Deputy, shall give Institution and Induction to Peter
Coates Master of Arts, to the Vicarage of Southwing feild,
in the County of Derly; the said Mr. Coates producing
his Presentation thereunto under the Hand and Seal of
the Right Honourable the Countess Dowager of Devonshire the Patroness: And this to be, &c.
Lady Englefield, a Pass.
The Petition of the Lady Englefeild, to have a Pass,
for herself, with Two Daughters and Six Servants, to
go beyond Sea, and to return, was read.
Message from the H. C. with Orders and Ordinances.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Gilbert Gerrard and others;
That the said House of Commons do desire the Concurrence of this House to several Orders and Ordinances
sent up to their Lordships:
"Resolved, &c. That Ten Thousand Pounds per
Annum be charged upon the Revenue of the Crown,
to commence a Year hence, for the Support and
Maintenance of the Queen of Bohemia."
"Ordinance H. C. That the Ordinance for the Militia in Midd. be continued Four Months longer, from
the 25th of this Instant April.
"Order H. C. concerning Mr. Jo. Fathers, Clerk.
"Order H. C. That Major Dingley be Governor of
"Order H. C. That One Hundred Pounds, for the
Lady Denny, out of Haberdashers Hall.
"Resolved, That Major Dingley be Colonel of the
Foot Regiment at Evesham.
"Order H. C. That Fifty Pounds be bestowed upon
Monsieur Le Frand."
The Messengers being called in, were answered, "That
the Lords had passed the Order pro Queen Bohemia;
and to the rest, they would return Answer by Messengers of their own."
Rednes & al. & Petit & al.
Ordered, That the Cause between Rednes, Gardner,
Petit, De Liques, Hans, Baker, and others, is to be
heard, at this Bar, on Saturday next; and that all Parties
are to have Notice, and attend accordingly.
Message to the H. C. that the E. of Peterborough may compound;
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Mr. Doctor Aylett and Mr. Doctor Heath:
1. The Petition of the Earl of Peterborough, desiring
that he may be permitted to come into the Parliament
Quarters, to make his Composition for his Delinquency;
which was granted by this House, and the House of
Commons to be desired to concur.
about Lady Englefield's Pass;
2. The Petition of the Lady Englefeild Wise of Sir
Francis Englefeild, to have a Pass, for herself with Two
Daughters and Six Servants, beyond Seas, and to return,
to be imparted to them.
about the E. of Stamford;
3. To put them in Mind of the Lord Stamford's Business, depending with them.
and Colonel Aldridge.
4. Report from the Admiralty and Cinque Ports, That
Colonel Aldridge be Commander in Chief of the Forces
to be employed for Jersey; and that the House of Commons be desired to concur.
Ordinance for Mr. Mortimer and Mr. Norfolk to be Serjeants at Arms.
"Whereas Mathew Francis Esquire, late Serjeant at
Arms in Ordinary to His Majesty, did absent himself,
and took up Arms against the Parliament, and is
since deceased, whereby the said Place is become void;
and whereas Sir John Cotten Knight, another Serjeant
at Arms to His Majesty in Ordinary, is likewise deceased, whereby his Place is also become void: Be it
therefore Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, and it is Ordained, That James
Mortimer Gentleman be a Serjeant at Arms, in the
Room and Place of the said Mathew Francis; and that
James Norffolke Gentleman be a Serjeant at Arms, in
the Room and Place of the said Sir John Cotten Knight;
and that they, and either of them, the said James
Mortimer and James Norffolk, are hereby authorized
and enabled to do and perform all Services and
Things belonging to the said Places or Offices of
Serjeant at Arms; and are hereby authorized to receive all Fees, Vails, Rewards, Profits, Commodities,
and Advantages, belonging to either of the said
Places, for and during the Pleasure of both Houses
of Parliament, in as full, ample, and beneficial Manner and Form, as either the said Mathew Francis and
Sir John Cotten, to all Intents and Purposes, held
and enjoyed the same, or as any other holding or
enjoying the Place of Serjeant at Arms; and that
Oliver St. John Esquire His Majesty's Solicitor General is hereby authorized and required to prepare
a Bill, containing Two several Grants; the one, of
the Office and Place of Mathew Francis, late Serjeant at
Arms, unto the said James Mortimer, during the
Pleasure of both Houses of Parliament, together
with all Fees, Profits, and Allowances, to the said
Office and Place appertaining, in as ample a Manner
as is mentioned in the said Mathew Francis's Grant;
and the other, of the said Office and Place of the
said Sir John Cotten Knight, unto the said James
Norffolke, during the Pleasure of both Houses of Parliament, together with all Fees, Profits, and Allowances, to the said Office and Place appertaining, and
in as ample a Manner as is mentioned in the Grant
of the said Sir John Cotten Knight; and that the said
Bill, so prepared and signed by the Clerks of the
Parliament, shall be a good Warrant to the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England, to make
their Recepimus for the same, and, after the Ingrossment thereof in usual Form, to pass the said
Grants immediately under the Great Seal of England,
by Warrant, as fully as if the same had been first
signed by His Majesty: And this Ordinance, or the
Duplicate thereof, shall be a sufficient Discharge
for the preparing and passing the said Grants accordingly."
Col. Mason to be Governor of Ruthyn Castle.
"The Lords and Commons in Parliament do nominate and appoint Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Mason
to be Governor of Ruthin Castle; and that the Members of both Houses that are of the Committee of
both Kingdoms do grant the said Lieutenant Colonel
Mason a Commission to be Governor of the said Castle
Ordinance for Messrs. Thomas and Oliver to be Ministers of Wells.
"The Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled,
taking into their serious Consideration the great Importance of establishing a Preaching Ministry throughout this Kingdom, which is no where more wanted
than in those Places lately reduced from the Power
of the Enemy, especially the great Cities and Towns;
and amongst them finding the City and Parish of
Wells to be destitute of a Pastor, and to be of vast
Extent, comprehending within its Precincts above
Ten Thousand Souls (too (fn. *) great a Charge for a single
Pastor), and yet no Means belonging to the Parish
Church there, but a small Vicarage; and forasmuch
as the Corporation of the said City, and the other
Inhabitants of the said Parish, have unanimously desired that Mr. William Thomas and Mr. Samuell Oliver,
Two learned and godly Divines, may be settled and
appointed, as joint Pastors, to undertake the Charge
and Cure of the said Parish, and that there may be
such an Addition of Means settled and added to the
said Vicarage, as together with the said Vicarage may
be a sufficient Competency, proportionable to the
Greatness of the Charge, and of the Pains and Abilities requisite in the Pastors that shall undergo the
same: Be it therefore Ordained, by the said Lords
and Commons, That there shall be Yearly assigned
and paid, for and towards the Maintenance of Two
learned and godly Divines, the Sum of Three
Hundred Pounds, to be joint Pastors and Incumbents
of the said Parish and Parish Church, out of the
several Rents of the Parsonage Impropriate of Wells,
and of the several Manors of Wells, North-Curry,
East-Curry, and Knapfee, all Parcels of the Revenue
of the Dean and Chapter of Wells, and enjoyed and
taken by them until Seizure and Sequestration thereof by virtue of the Ordinance of Sequestration: And
the said Lords and Commons do hereby constitute
and appoint the said Mr. William Thomas and Mr.
Samuell Oliver to be joint Pastors and Incumbents of
the said Parish and Parish Church, who are hereby
enabled and authorized to take and receive to their
own Use the whole Profits of the said Vicarage, and
also the said additional Maintenance of Three Hundred Pounds a Year out of the Rents of the Dean
and Chapter aforesaid; and the Committee of Sequestrations of the County of Som'sett for the Time
being, their respective Collectors and Officers, and
all other Persons from whom the said Rents were or
shall be payable, shall accordingly assign and pay the
said Yearly Sum of Three Hundred Pounds to the said
Mr. William Thomas and Mr. Samuell Oliver, and to
the joint Pastors for the Time being of the said
Parish and Parish Church."
Scotch Papers, reflecting on the Parliament, entitled, State of the Question concerning Propositions of Peace, to be burnt.
"Be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Epistle and Tract, intituled,
"The State of the Question concerning Propositions of
Peace," in the Book, intituled, "Some Papers of
the Commissioners of Scotland, given in lately to the
Houses of Parliament, concerning the Propositions of
Peace. London, Printed for Robert Bostock, dwelling
at the Signe of the King's Head, in Paul's Church
Yard, April. 11, 1646," doth contain in it Matters
scandalous and false; and they do thereupon Ordain,
That only the said Epistle and Tract (in the said
Book) intituled, "The State of the Question concerning
Propositions of Peace," be forthwith burnt by the
Hands of the common Hangman; and do Declare
and Ordain, That the Author is a Person highly disaffected to the Parliament of England, and hath endeavoured to raise Sedition against the Parliament and
Kingdom; and that it be put into a Way of Examination, to find out the Author; and do enjoin all
Persons whatsoever to discover the Author."
Ordinance to reserve Crooked Timber for the Use of the Navy.
"Whereas the Crooks, Knees, and Compass Timber, arising upon such Trees as shall be felled for
Wharfing, Building any of His Majesty's Houses, or
other Public Services, will be of singular Use for
the Navy, whereof principal Care is to be had, in
order to the Kingdom's Safety: It is therefore Ordered and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in
Parliament assembled, That the Crooks, Knees, and
Compass Timber, arising from any Trees felled for
any of the said Services by Order from the Committee of His Majesty's Revenue, be reserved to the
Use of the Navy, and not disposed of to any other
"And it is further Ordained, That the Officers employed by the said Committee for the Revenue shall
from Time to Time deliver the said Crooks, Knees,
and Compass Timber, for the Service of the Navy,
to such Persons as shall be assigned and appointed
to receive them by the Commissioners of His Majesty's Navy, who are to dispose the same into His
Majesty's several Yards as they shall find most convenient; and to charge the several Proportions so
delivered upon the respective Officers into whose
Hands the same shall come, that they may be employed and accounted for according to the Purport and true Intent of this Ordinance, and not
Ordinance for Bond to be Captain of Portland Castle.
"Be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in
Parliament assembled, That Elias Bond shall be, and
is hereby, appointed and constituted Captain of Portland Castle, and of the Isle there; to have and enjoy the same, during the Pleasure of both Houses of
Parliament, with all Fees, Advantages, Profits, and
other Emoluments, of Right thereunto appertaining or
belonging, or received by any Captain or Commander
of the said Castle and Island: And it is further Ordered, That Oliver St. John Esquire His Majesty's
Solicitor General do prepare a Grant, in usual Form,
of the said Office or Place and Premises unto the
said Elias Bond; and that the Commissioners of the
Great Seal of England do pass the same Grant, so
prepared, under the said Great Seal; for which this
Ordinance, or the Duplicate thereof, shall be a sufficient Warrant."
Adjourn, 10 To-morrow.