DIE Jovis, 2 die Julii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Sympson.
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Ingle and Ford versus Cornwallis.
Ordered, That the Cause of Mary Foord against
Cornwallis, and also the Cause of Ingle against Cornwallis, shall be heard this Day Sevennight.
E. of Northumb. Privilege.
Upon Information by the Earl of Northumb. to this
House, "That the Sheriff of Midd. is distraining upon
some Goods of his Lordship, for a Post Fine due to
the King; which being a Breach of Privilege of Parliament, desired the some Privilege as other Peers have
had, for stopping the said Distress."
Which accordingly was Ordered by this House.
The Earl of Northumb. reported from the Committee of both Kingdoms Two Papers:
Bedford to be Auditor of Christ-Church, Oxford.
"Ordered, That it be reported to both Houses, That
Mr. Samuell Bedford may have the Place of Auditor
of Christ-Church, in Oxford, bestowed upon him; he
having been very diligent in his Service done to this
Committee as Scout-master.
Letter from Col. Mitton.
"That the Letter of Colonel Mytton, from Caernarvan, of the 15th of June, 1646, be reported to
both Houses. (Here enter it.)
"Gualter Frost, Secretary to
the said Committee."
Ordered, That this Letter be communicated to the
House of Commons; and (fn. *) likewise to recommend Mr.
Sam. Bedford to be Auditor of Christ-Church, in Oxford,
he being a fit Person for it.
Popejoy to be instituted to Overton.
Ordered, That Mr. Anthony Popejoy, Clerk, shall be
instituted and inducted to the Vicarage of Overton, in
the County of Wilts, by Sir Nath. Brent; being presented to the same by the Earl of Pembrooke.
Sir H. Tracy's Cause.
Ordered, That the Earl of Sarum, Lord Mountague,
Lord Grey, and Lord Hunsdon, shall be added to the
Committee concerning Sir Humphry Tracy.
Message to the H. C. about the following Particulars.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath:
1. To communicate to them the Letter of Colonel
Mytton, concerning the Archbishop of Yorke.
2. To desire their Concurrence, that Mr. Sam. Bedford may be Auditor of Christ's-Church.
3. To desire their Concurrence in a Pass, for Three
Horses to be sent into Holland, to Captain George
4. To put them in Mind of the Ordinance concerning Committees.
5. To put them in Mind of the Ordinance concerning Mr. Nitsbett.
6. To communicate to them the Letter of the Prince,
which he sent to the Receiver of the Dutchy of Cornwall.
7. To let them know; that this House agrees with
them in the Names to be added to the Committee for
the City and County of Gloucester, with the Addition of
Mr. Wm. Browne, wherein their Concurrence (fn. *) is desired.
8. To put them in Mind of the Chamberlain of
Haughton versus Harris, in Error.
This Day the Errors in the Writ of Error depending (fn. †) in this House was argued by Counsel on both
Sides, in the Cause of Haughton Plaintiff and Harris Defendant.
It is Ordered, That all the Judges, except those before whom the Judgement was, shall consider of the
Record, and report their Opinions to this House after
their Return from their Circuits, before the next Term;
and that the Parties on both Sides whom it concerns
shall attend the Judges.
Message from the H. C. about Instructions to the Judges;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Greene:
That they had considered of some Votes of Instructions to be given to the Judges before their going (fn. †) the
Circuits, wherein they desired Concurrence.
and about the F. Ambassador.
2. To desire Concurrence in Votes which they have
passed, for the Entertainment of the Ambassador coming out of France. (Here enter it.)
Read, and Agreed to.
Goring House to be furnished for him.
Ordered, To send to the House of Commons, that
Money may be provided, for the furnishing of Goring
House for the Ambassador.
In regard the King's Barges are out of Repair; it is
to be signified to the Master of the Ceremonies, that he
make Use of some Lords Barges.
The Answer returned was:
Answer to the H. C.
That this House agrees in the Votes concerning the
Reception of the French Ambassador: To the other
Particulars, this House will take them into Consideration,
and send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Instructions for the Judges.
The Instructions for the Judges was read, and referred to the Committee that was appointed Yesterday to
draw up Instructions, to consider of them, and report
the same to the House To-morrow Morning.
Ly. Lumley's Petition.
Upon reading the Petition of Eliz. Viscountess Lumley: It is Ordered, To be recommended to the House
Upon reading the Petition of Mary Blaney, Daughter
to the late Lord Blaney: It is Ordered, To be recommended to the House of Commons.
Dell to put in his Answer.
Ordered, That Mr. Wm. Dell shall put in his Answer to the Paper of the Heads of his Sermon preached at Marston, on Monday Morning next, to this
Ordinance to discharge the Excise Accompts.
An Ordinance concerning discharging the Commissioners of the Excise, was read, and Agreed to, with a
An Order for paying Fifty Pounds to Mr. Tho. Edwards, was read, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
Declaration of the H. C.
Ordered, That the Declaration brought up lately
from the House of Commons, touching (fn. ‡) ascertaining
of their Privileges, shall be taken into Consideration Tomorrow Morning.
Letter from Col. Mitton, that Carnarvonshire, Isle of Anglesey, &c. was reduced; and recommending the Abp. of York for the Service he had done him.
"To the Right Honourable the Committee of
both Kingdoms. These, humbly present.
"Having, by the Help of God, reduced into the
Obedience of the Parliament this rocky and mountainous Country of Canarvonsheir in North-Wales,
situated towards Ireland (One small Town therein
excepted which yet is blocked up), and that in a
short Time, and with small Forces (the Barrenness of
the Country being no Way able to maintain or
nourish any great Army); I held it besitting that
Ingenuity which the Parliament useth to cherish in
all their Servants, to represent unto your Honours
(amongst many others) One Person especially, by
whom I have been much encouraged and assisted,
from Time to Time, in all this Service; it is the
Bishop of Yorke, who, besides his Parts of Learning and Experience (which are known, I suppose, to
most of your Honours), is of those Means, Power,
Kindred, and Alliance in these Parts, as I must
profess that his Assistance in several Ways (being
invited by me to put himself upon the Favour of
the Parliament) hath been very advantageous and effectual in this sudden Reduction of these strong
Towns and mountainous Countries into their due
Obedience; and I was at first put into the Hopes
of gaining his Furtherance in this Work, because
I received it from all Hands, that the Archbishop,
ever since his coming to Wales, did employ himself
rather in defending of his Native Country from the
Violence and Concussion of the Commanders in
Chief and Soldiery under the King (who accordingly bear him much Rancour and Malice to this
Day for such Endeavours), than in actual opposing
the Designs of the Parliament; with which Invitation he very easily complied, though towards
the 11th Hour of the Day, yet upon the First
Calling as it were, and approaching of the Parliamentary Forces unto those remotest Parts of this
Kingdom; and being once entered into the Vineyard, I must do him that Right, that he omitted no
Expence, Cost, Travel, or Industry, to comply with
"These Services of this wise and grave Personage,
myself being unable to requite, I do humbly and
most earnestly recommend to your Honours Respect
and Consideration, who can best judge what a Man
of his Parts, under such Obligations from your Honours and the Parliament, may hereafter deserve: So
shall your Honours, together with him, very much
"Most humble and faithful Servant,
"Since the Writing of this Letter, it hath
pleased God, after some Trouble, but
without Bloodshed, that the Isle
and County of Anglesey, with the strong
Castle therein, is entirely reduced unto
the King and Parliament; and in this
Service my Lord of Yorke had none of
the least Parts, besides that his Lordship, whilst our Forces expected other
Employment; withdrew his own Men
from his House at Penrbyn, and, with
some Addition of his Friends, hath
laid a close Siege unto Convay Town
and Castle, and doth at this Instant
vigorously pursue it; which I thought
myself bourd to represent unto your
Lordships, for the Benefit and Advantage of that worthy Person.
Carnarvon, 15 Junii, 1645.
Orders concerning the Reception and Entertainment of the F. Ambassador.
"1. That Sir Oliver Fleminge (accompanied with
some Gentlemen, do, in some of the King's Barges,
repair unto Gravesend, there to give the French Ambassador his First Reception.
"2. That One of the Members of the House of
Peers and Two of the Members of this House do,
with One of the King's principal Barges, repair unto
Greenw'ch, there to receive the French Ambassador;
and to accompany him from thence unto such House
as is, or shall be, appointed by both Houses of Parliament.
"3. That Coaches be appointed, to attend at Tower
Wharf, for the French Ambassador, and for the Members of both Houses of Parliament.
"4. That Goring House is by the Houses appointed
for the Entertainment of the French Ambassador;
and that it be referred to the Committee for Foreign
Affairs, to take Care that the said House be made
ready for his Entertainment accordingly."
Order for 50£. to Edwards.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, That the Sum of Fifty Pounds be
bestowed upon Mr. Thomas Edwards, for his good
Service to the Parliament, in assisting of Colonel
Mitton, for the reducing of North-Wales; and that
the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance
of Monies sitting at Habberdashers Hall do forthwith advance and pay the said Sum of Fifty Pounds
unto the said Mr. Thomas Edwards accordingly."