House of Lords Journal Volume 8
2 May 1646

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 8: 2 May 1646', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 8: 1645-1647 (1767-1830), pp. 291-293. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=34019 Date accessed: 17 September 2014.


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DIE Saturni, 2 die Maii.

PRAYERS, by Mr. Herle.

Comes Manchester, Speaker.

Comes Essex.
Comes Pembrooke.
Comes Warwicke.
Comes Northumb.
Comes Sarum.
Comes Midd.
Comes Lyncolne.
Comes Suffolke.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Kent.
Comes Bolingbrooke.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Ds. North.
Ds. Grey.
Ds. Robertes.
Ds. Willoughby.
Ds. Berkley.
Ds. Howard.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Maynard.

Major Newcomen freed from an Arrest.

Ordered, That Major Newcomen, who is now in the Service of the Parliament, and arrested upon Mean Process, shall be forthwith released, and set at Liberty.

Pulley to be instituted to Fordham.

Ordered, That Doctor Aylett shall institute and induct Richard Pulley Clerk, to the Rectory of Fordham, in the County of Essex, upon the Death of John Alsop, presented by Wm. Abell Patron.

Presney to be instituted to Thundersly.

Ordered, That Doctor Aylett shall give Institution and Induction to Galfridus Presny Clerk, to the Rectory of Thundersly, in the County of Essex, void by the Resignation of Ric'd Pulley.

Papers from Sir T. Fairfax, concerning the E. of Bath.

The Speaker acquainted this House, "That he hath received these Papers from the Earl of Bath;" which were read, as follow:

"My Lord,

"The Earl of Bath having desired a Pass of me, to repair to London, that he might address himself unto the Parliament; I thought fit to give this Testimony of his Lordship: That, at the first coming of this Army into the County of Devon, he desired to be received into the Protection of the Parliament; and I do not understand that he hath been at all active against the Parliament (though he wanted not Opportunities to shew the same), but hath rested quiet at Home; which I thought fit to certify on his Behalf. I remain

Cullombe John, the 7th of April, 1646.

"Your Lordship's

"Most humble Servant,

"T. Fairefax."

"These are to require you, on Sight hereof, to permit the Right Honourable the Earl of Bath, with his Lady, Servants, Horses, his Sumpters, and other Necessaries and Provisions, to pass your Guards, from Tavestocke, in the County of Devon, to London, without your Lett, Hinderance, or Interruption.

"Given under my Hand and Seal, at Cullombe John, this 6th April, 1646.

"T. Fairefax.

"To all Officers and Soldiers under my Command, or in the Service of the Parliament."

E. of Bath committed to the Black Rod.

Ordered, That the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod shall take into his safe Custody the Earl of Baith, there to remain until the Pleasure of this House be further known.

E. Rivers, a Pass to come to London, to compound.

Upon the Petition of the Earl of Rivers; desiring "Leave to come up to London, to remain within the Lines of Communication, that so he may the better proceed in his said Composition."

It is Ordered, That he shall have a Pass, for himself, Ladies, and Servants, to come to London.

Mr. Seymour brings a Letter from the Prince.

This Day Mr. Seymour gave this House an Account, "That he being sent from the Prince, with a Letter directed to both Houses of Parliament; and coming up on Tuesday, he heard this House was up: And the House of Commons, understanding he had a Letter from the Prince, sent to him for the Letter; and accordingly he delivered it."

The King left Oxford in Disguise.

This Day Colonel Raynsborough made a Narrative to this House; and amongst many Particulars, he said, "That on Tuesday last there came into his Quarters near Oxford the Duke of Richmond and the Earl of Lyndsey, and some other Gentlemen, who are now at Woodstocke; and that, by several Informations, he heard that the King on Tuesday Morning last went out of Oxford disguised, with Mr. Ashburnham and a Minister; and that it is likely He would come to or near about London, concealed, until He saw an Occasion to discover Himself."

D. of Richmond and E. of Lindsay committed to the Black Rod.

Ordered, That the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod shall take into his Custody the Bodies of the Duke of Richmond and the Earl of Lyndsey; and that Colonel Ransborough do assist him with a sufficient Guard to bring them to Windsor; and being brought thither, the Governor of Windsor is to assist him with a sufficient Guard, to keep them in safe Custody until the further Pleasure of this House be signified.

Message from the H. C. with Ordinances, &c.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Gilb't Gherrard Knight, &c.

To desire Concurrence in these Particulars:

1. An Order for the Maintenance of Ministers. (Here enter it.)

Read, and Agreed to.

2. An Ordinance to pay Two Thousand Pounds to the Town of South'ton, borrowed of them.

(Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

3. An Order concerning the Election of the Knights of the Shire for Chester.

Agreed to, with an Addition.

4. An Order for the Examining the Accompt of the Officers late under the Lord Fairefax.

5. An Ordinance concerning Mr. George Porter's Delinquency.

Resolved, upon the Question, Not to pass.

6. An Ordinance for Sale of the Earl of Worcester's Lands, in the County of Midd.

7. An Ordinance for Three Hundred and Fifty Pounds, for Reduced Officers of the Lord Fairefax.

8. An Order, That Captain Lawson be Captain of One Hundred Foot at Scarborough.

9. An Order for Fifty Pounds, for Lieutenant Colonel Fairefax.

10. An Order for Colonel Andrew Lloyd to be Governor of the Castle of Bridgnorth.

11. An Order, That Hellen Askwith is to have One Thousand Pounds out of Haberdashers Hall.

12. An Ordinance for Commission of Oyer and Terminer, for Trial of Major Babington's Troop, now in Leycester Gaol.

13. An Ordinance for Discharge of Sir Wm. Foord's Delinquency.

14. An Ordinance for Five Thousand Pounds, out of Haberdashers Hall, for Ireland. (Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

15. An Order for Fifteen Thousand Pounds, for the Scottish Army, out of Goldsmiths Hall.

16. An Order for Three Thousand Pounds to Mr. Herbert. (Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

17. That Colonel Morgan be Commander in Chief of the Forces in the County of Monmouth.

(Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

18. That Mr. Herbert be Captain of a Troop of Horse, for the Service of the County of Monmouth.

(Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

19. That Mr. Herbert be Sheriff of the County of Monmouth. (Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

20. An Order for a Day of Thanksgiving, in London and Twenty Miles about. (Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

21. An Order for a Day of Thanksgiving in the several Counties. (Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

22. An Order for the Payment of Eight Hundred Pounds per Annum to the Bishop of Duresine.

Agreed to, with an Addition.

The Answer returned was:

Answer.

That this House agrees to these Particulars;

To the Ordinance concerning Ministers.

To the Ordinance for Three Thousand Pounds to Mr. Herbert.

To the Order for Colonel Morgan (fn. *) to be Commander in Chief, &c.

That Mr. Herbert be Captain of a Troop of Horse.

That Mr. Herbert be Sheriff of Monmouth.

To the Orders of Thanksgiving.

To the Ordinance for Two Thousand Pounds to South'ton.

To the Order for Five Thousand Pounds for Ireland.

To all the rest of the Particulars, they will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.

Afterwards,

Ordinance for clearing Porter of Delinquency.

This Question was put, "Whether the Messengers should be called in again, and told that this House doth not agree to it?"

And it was Resolved in the Affirmative.

And accordingly the Messengers were called in; and told by the Speaker, "That as concerning the Ordinance touching Mr. Porter's Delinquency, this House doth not agree to it."

Message from the H. C. about a Letter from the Prince;

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Evelyn Knight:

1. To let their Lordships know, that Sir Tho. Fairefax having received a Letter from Sir Ralph Hopton, wherein is a Letter from the Prince which they think fit to communicate it to this House.

with Votes about the D. of Richmond; &c.;

2. To communicate to their Lordships some Votes, made upon the coming in of the Duke of Richmond, &c.

and about the Oxford Committee.

3. That they concur in the adding of the Persons sent down to them, to be added to the Committee for the County of Oxon.

The Answer returned was:

Answer.

That this House will send them an Answer by Messengers of their own.

Message to the H. C. about the Order for the Members for Cheshire;

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath:

1. To desire their Concurrence in the Addition in the Order concerning the Election of the Knights of Cheshire.

about the Bp. of Durham's Order;

2. To desire their Concurrence in the Addition in the Order concerning the Bishop of Duresme.

and the Dss. of Richmond's Pass.

3. To put them in Mind of the Pass for the Dutchess of Richmond.

Underwood and Parker in Error.

Ordered, That Underwood shall assign Errors, in the Writ of Error depending in this House between Underwood and Packer, by this Day Sevennight; or else the Writ of Error to be returned, and the Judgement to be put into Execution.

Knight and Staple.

Ordered, That Joseph Knight shall assign Errors, in the Writ of Errors depending in this House between Knight and Staple, by this Day Sevennight.

Fitcher and Draper.

Ordered, That Pitcher shall assign Errors, between him and Draper, by this Day Sevennight.

England and Clark.

Ordered, That England shall assign Errors, between him and Clarke, by this Day Sevennight.

Letter from the Prince.

Ordered, That the Letter from the Prince shall be taken into Consideration on Monday Morning next.

Order for a Maintenance for Ministers.

"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Monies and Allowances already ordered and appointed, and to be appointed and ordered, to be allowed to the several Churches and Chapels, by the Committee of plundered Ministers, according to the Power given to the said Committee, be paid accordingly, by the respective Sequestrators, from Time to Time, till the Houses take other Order."

Order for 2000£. to the Town of

Southton borrowed of them.

"Be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Two Thousand Pounds lent by the Inhabitants of the Town of Southampton to the Parliament, on the 25th Day of December, 1642, together with Interest after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Centum, now due for the same, from the Time it was lent to this Day, shall be paid in Course, out of the Receipts on the Grand Excise, when other Assignments already made on those Receipts shall be first satisfied; and also like Interest for the said Two Thousand Pounds shall be paid, from the Date hereof, at the End of every Six Months, until the said Two Thousand Pounds and Interest as aforesaid shall be respectively fully satisfied and paid; and the Commissioners of Excise or new Impost for the Time being are hereby authorized to make Payment of the said Two Thousand Pounds and Interest, as aforesaid, unto George Gallopp and Edward Exton Members of the House of Commons, or either of them, their or either of their Assignee or Assigns, whose Receipt or Receipts respectively shall be a sufficient Discharge to the Commissioners of Excise for the Time being, and every of them, for Payment of the said Two Thousand Pounds and Interest accordingly: And it is also Ordained and Declared, That the Ordinance for paying the said Two Thousand Pounds and Interest, out of the First Monies that should be brought in by the Committee for taking the Accompts of the Kingdom, bearing Date the 15th Day of July, 1644, be repealed and made void."

Order for 5000£. for Ireland.

"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Sum of Five Thousand Pounds be charged upon the Receipts of the Monies coming in at Habberdash'rs Hall, to be employed for the Service of the Kingdom of Ireland; and that the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies sitting at Habberdashers Hall do pay the said Sum of Five Thousand Pounds, for the Service of Ireland, accordingly."

Order for 3000£. to Mess. William and Henry Herbert.

"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That, out of the Proceed of the Sale of Woods belonging to the Earl of Worcester, and of Mr. Hall of High-Meadow-Woods, in the County of Monmouth, the Sum of Three Thousand Pounds be forthwith raised, advanced and paid to William Herbert, of Colebrooke, in the County of Monmouth, Esquire, and to Henry Herbert Esquire, a Member of the House of Commons, Son to the said William Herbert, towards Satisfaction of their great Losses and Damages sustained by them from the King's Forces; provided that no Timber be cut or felled: And it is referred to the Committee of the said County of Monmouth, to take Care that this Ordinance be forthwith put in due Execution; and that the said Three Thousand Pounds be raised and paid accordingly; and that no Timber Trees be cut, or felled, or Waste or Spoil made thereof."

Order for Col. Morgan to command the Forces in Monmouth.

"The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do nominate and approve of Colonel Morgan, to be Commander in Chief of the Forces of the County of Monmouth; and that the Members of both Houses that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms do grant him a Commission, to be Commander in Chief of the Forces of the said County, accordingly."

Order for Mr. Herbert to be Capt. of Horse in Monmouth.

"The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do nominate and approve of Wm. Herbert of Couldbrooke Esquire, to be Captain of a Troop of Horse, to be employed in the Service of the County of Monmouth; and that the Members of both Houses that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms do grant him a Commission to be Captain of a Troop of Horse accordingly."

Order for Mr. Herbert to be Sheriff of Monmouth.

"The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do nominate and approve of William Herbert of Couldbrooke Esquire, to be High Sheriff of the County of Monmouth; and that the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England do grant him a Commission to be High Sheriff of the said County accordingly."

Order for a Thanksgiving in London, &c. for the late Successes.

"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That this Day Fortnight, being the 12th Day of May next, shall be set apart for a Day of Public Thanksgiving, within the Cities of London and Westm'r, and Lines of Communication, and Twenty Miles of the said City, for the several Mercies of God upon the Forces of the Parliament, in reducing and taking-in the several Castles and Garrisons of Portland, Ruthin, Execeter, Barnstable, The Mount in Cornwall, Dunster Castle, Tutbury Castle, Aberistwith Castle, Woodstock Mannor, and the Castle of Bridgnorth; and that the Lord Mayor of the City of London be desired to take Care that the several Ministers within the Limits aforesaid may have timely Notice of this Order."

Order for a General Thanksgiving for the same.

"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That this Day Three Weeks, being the 19th of May next, shall be set apart, and observed and kept, for a Day of Public Thanksgiving, within the several Counties, Cities, and Places, within the Power of the Parliament, for the several Mercies of God upon the Forces of the Parliament, in reducing and taking in the several Castles and Garrisons of Portland, Ruthyn, Exeter, Barnestable, The Mount in Cornwall, Dunster Castle, Tutbury, and Aberristwith Castle, Woodstock Mannor, and the Castle of Bridgnorth; and that the Knights and Burgesses that serve for the said Counties and Places do take Care that the respective Ministers may have timely Notice hereof."

Committees added to the Committee for Oxon.

"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That they do hereby nominate and approve of Sir Thomas Read of Dunstew Knight, William Wheate and John Lenthall Esquires, William Draper, Thomas Apletree, and Robert Barber, Gentlemen, to be added to the Committees for the County of Oxon."

Adjourn.

House adjourned 10a, Monday.

Footnotes

* Deest in Originali.