DIE Martis, 28 die Aprilis.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Salawey.
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Rookes et Uxor.
Upon reading the Petition of Jane Rookes, Wife of
John Rookes; desiring, "that there may be One Hundred and Fifty-six Pounds Yearly allotted her for her
Maintenance, according to her Husband's Agreement."
It is Ordered, That John Rookes shall have a Copy
of this Petition, and return his Answer to this House,
why the Petition should not be granted.
Author, &c. of a Paper called Every Man's Care, to be discovered.
This Day a Paper was brought in, intituled, "Every
Man's Case, or a Brotherly Support to Mr. Larner, Prisoner in the Newe Prison in Mayden Lane."
It is Ordered, That the Master and Wardens of
the Company of Stationers shall use their best Endeavours to find out the Author and Printer of this scandalous Paper.
Rieault to compound for his Father's Estate.
Upon reading the Petition of Peter Ricaut Esquire,
for and on the Behalf of Sir Peter Rycault Knight, a
Merchant of Lond. his Father, "That his Father,
being ill in France, cannot come over in Person to
compound for his Estate; therefore he desires he may
have Leave to compound for his Father's Estate, or
that his Father may have a Month's Time to come in,
and make his own Composition."
It is Ordered, That this Petition be sent down to
the House of Commons, that the Petitioner may be
permitted to compound for his Father's Estate.
Answer from the H. C.
Sir Edw. Leech and return with this Answer:
That the House of Commons will send an Answer, by
Messengers of their own, to the Petition of the Earl of
Major Basse's Ordinance.
An Ordinance concerning Major Basse, was this Day
brought in, and read; and approved of, and Ordered to be sent to the House of Commons for their
Ingle and Ford versus Cornwallis.
Ordered, That the Cause between Mary Foord and
Cornwallis, and likewise the Cause of Ingle and Cor'wallis,
shall be heard the 15th Day of May next, by Counsel
on both Sides.
Ordinance to continue the Committee of the Isle of Wight.
An Ordinance concerning the Continuance of the
Committee of the Isle of Wight, was read; and approved
of, and Ordered to be sent to the House of Commons for Concurrence.
Sir J. Worstenholm's Ordinance.
An Ordinance concerning Sir John Wortenholme, was
read, and passed; and Ordered to be sent to the
House of Commons for their Concurrence.
Brooke and Webb in Error.
Ordered, That Brooke shall assign Errors, in a
Writ of Errors depending in this House between Brooke
and Webb, by this Day Sevennight.
Fitzakerley and Fenton, D°.
Ordered, That Fitzacre' shall assign Errors this Day
Sevennight, in the Writ of Error between Fatzacre' and
Slepper and Cooke, D°.
Ordered, That Slepper shall assign Errors this Day
Sevennight, in the Writ of Error between Slepper and
Nicholas and Hill, D°.
Ordered, That Nicholas shall assign Errors by this
Day Sevennight, in the Writ of Error between Nicholas
Ordinance for Hall to be Rector of Beverston.
The Ordinance for presenting Hall to the Rectory of
Beverston, in the County of Gloucester, was read the
Third Time, and Agreed to.
Collier to be instituted to Somerville.
Ordered, That Sir Nathaniell Brent shall admit, by
Way of Resignation, of the Rectory of Somervile Aston
from Richard Davis Clerk, and to give Institution and
Induction; upon the Great Seal's Presentation, to Giles
Collier (Minister of the Word) for that Place and
Captain Somarster arrested.
Ordered, That Captain Henry Somarster, who is
arrested for Debt, there being Eight Hundred Pounds
owing to him by the State for his Service, shall be
brought before the Lords in Parliament on Thursday
Morning next; and then this House will give further
Ordinance for passing Things under the Great Seal.
An Ordinance was presented to this House, for passing
Things under the Great Seal, as usually passed by Warrant of the Committee of the Revenue; and read, and
Ordered to be taken into Consideration on Thursday
Ly. F. Tufton, a Pass.
Ordered, That a Pass shall be granted, for the Lady
Francis Tufton, Daughter to John Earl of Thanett, to
pass to The Bath, with a Coach and Four Horses, Three
Women, a Child, and Two Men.
Ordered, That Francis Thompson, imprisoned at the
the Suit of Henry Stacie, shall be released, and set at
L. Lieutenant of Ireland, to be authorized to raise Forces for that Service.
The Earl of Northumb. reported a Paper from the
Committee of both Kingdoms:
"Die Martis, 28 Die Aprilis, 1646.
"At a Committee of the Lords and Commons that
are of the Committee of both Kingdoms.
"Ordered, That it be reported to both Houses,
That the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland may have Power
given him to raise such Forces as are already voted to
be raised for the Service of Ireland, and to give Commissions to the Officers of them.
"Secretary to the same Committee."
Ordered, That this House approves of this Report.
Major Saunders's Petition.
Upon reading the Petition of Major Saunders: It is
Ordered, To be respited until he produce a Certificate from the Commissioners for Accompts, what is owing
to him from the State.
Ordinance for Ashley to be Minister of Solyhill.
The Ordinance for Giles Ashly to be Minister of the
Church of Solihull, was read the Third Time, and
Ld. Petre's Petition about the Sequestration of his Estate.
The Lord Peter's Petition was read, concerning his
Desire to be heard touching the Sequestration of his
And it is Ordered, To be communicated to the
House of Commons, that it may be referred to the
Lords and Commons for Sequestrations, and that a
speedy Day may be appointed for the Hearing of the
Answer from the H. C.
Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath return with this
Answer from the House of Commons:
That they agree to the Ordinance concerning the
Excise, with the Alterations: (Here enter it). To all
the rest of the Particulars, they will send an Answer
by Messengers of their own.
Message to them, with L. Petre's and Ricault's Petitions.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath:
1. To deliver the Petition of the Lord Peter's to
them, and desire it may be referred to the Committee of
Lords and Commons for Sequestrations; and a speedy
Day for hearing of it.
2. To deliver to them the Petition of Peter Ricaut,
that he may be admitted to compound for his Father's
Ordinance for the Excise.
"Be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That, from and after the Expiration of the several Ordinances of Excise and new
Impost now in being, the Excise or new Impost
shall be continued, in all the Parts of the Kingdom
of England, Dominion of Wales, and Port and Town
of Barwick upon Tweede, until the 29th Day of September, One Thousand Six Hundred Forty and Eight, to
be managed by such Persons, and in such Manner,
as both Houses of Parliament shall think fit: And
for the better advancing of the Credit of the Excise
or new Impost, and for the Encouragement of such
Persons as shall lend any Monies upon the Security
of the same, it is hereby further Ordained, That
such Person or Persons as have already, or at any
Time or hereafter shall have, any Grant or Appointment unto them, of any Sum or Sums of Money to
be received upon the Excise or new Impost, and
likewise all such other Person or Persons as already
have advanced and lent, or shall hereafter advance
and lend, any Sum or Sums of Money upon the
Credit and Security of the said Excise, and have
had, or shall have, an Ordinance passed both Houses
of Parliament for their Payment or Reimbursement
of the same, shall and have hereby granted unto
them Power and Authority, and are hereby accordingly authorized, to assign and transfer the said Monies unto them granted or appointed, or by them
lent, or any Part thereof, with Interest where Interest
is or shall be granted by any Ordinance of Parlialiament, unto any other Person or Persons whatsoever; and the Commissioners of Excise or new Impost for the Time being, or such other Persons as
shall be employed by both Houses of Parliament to
manage the Receipts of the said Excise or new Impost, are hereby authorized to make Payment of the
same accordingly; and the Auditor is hereby required and authorized to allow the same, upon Accompt; provided, that such Person or Persons, at
the Time of such Assignment, or within Twenty Days
after, make Entry of the said Assignment with the
said Commissioners, or other Persons so to be employed for the Time being, and Comptroller of the
said Excise or new Impost, who are hereby required
and authorized to take Notice of the same accordingly: And be it Ordained, by the Authority aforesaid, That the Committee of Lords and Commons
established by Ordinance bearing Date the 31th of
May, 1645, shall have all the Powers contained in
the said Ordinance during the Term of this present
Ordinance; and that Theophilus Earl of Lincolne and
James Earl of Midd. be added to the said Committee."