DIE Martis, 4 Augusti.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Ford.
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Preacher at the Fast thanked.
Ordered, That Mr. Bolton shall have Thanks for
his Sermon the last Fast-day, and desired to print his
Answer from the H. C.
Dr. Aylett and Dr. Heath return with this Answer
from the House of Commons:
1. That they agree to the Ordinance for Ireland,
with the Alterations. (Here enter it.)
2. They agree to the Order for Continuance of the
Ordinance for the Garrison of Bristoll, with the Alterations. (Here enter it.)
3. To the Business concerning the Lord Grey of
Warke; to the Ordinance of Mr. Tho. Twist; to the Ordinance for Mr. Tho. Prynne; and to the Petition of
Tho. Boyde; they will take them into Consideration, and
send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Letter from Hukes to Biggs.
Upon reading a Letter presented to this House by
the Lord Robertes, written from Mr. James Hulkes, to
Mr. Abraham Biggs, at Foye, in Cornwall: (Here enter it.)
It is Ordered, That it be referred to these Lords following, to examine the Business contained in this Letter:
Any Two, to meet when they please.
Letter from the Commissioners with the King.
A Letter from the Earl of Pembrooke and the Earl
of Suffolke, was read. (Here enter it.)
Countoss of Berks' Goods not to be molested.
Upon reading the Petition of the Countess of Berks:
It is Ordered, That the Goods do remain undisturbed,
at New Elme, in the County of Oxon, until she hath
made the Composition for her Husband here.
E. of Portland tenders himself.
The Speaker acquainted this House, "That the Earl
of Portland, being lately come to London, addressed
himself to him, as the Speaker of this House, to let
him know of it."
Ly. Brooke and Umfreville.
Upon reading the Report from the Committee of
Lords and Commons for Sequestrations, concerning
the Demand of Mr. Umfrevill, against the Lady
Brooke: (Here enter it.)
It is Ordered, That the Case of the said Lady
Brooke be specially recommended to the House of
Commons, according to the Contents of the said Report.
Warren to be instituted to Rame.
Ordered, That Sir Nathaniell Brent shall give Institution and Induction to Robert Warren Clerk, to the
Parsonage of Rame, in the County of Cornwall, being
presented thereunto by John Batterby Esquire, the Patron thereof; and this to be with a salvo Juris cujuscunquc.
Chandler to be instituted to Bushbury.
Ordered, That Dr. Aylett shall give Institution and
Induction to Wm. Chandler Clerk, to the Vicarage of
Bushbury, in the County of Stafford, being presented to
the same by Walter Grosvenor Esquire; and this to be
with a salvo Juris cujuscunque.
Ordinance for an Excise to pay Artificers.
The Ordinance concerning the Artificers, was read,
and committed to these Lords following:
|L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Any Three, to meet when they please.
Committee to consider of a scandalous Paper, called An Alarum to the Lords.
Complaint being made to this House, of a printed
scandalous Book, intituled "An Alaram to the Lords:"
It is Ordered, That it is referred to these Lords following, to examine concerning this Book, and all other
scandalous Books that this House is possessed of; and to
send for such Person and Persons as they shall think fit
to examine concerning this Business:
Any Three, to meet when they please.
Du Moulin to be Lecturer of History at Oxford.
Upon reading the Petition of Lewis Du Moulin; desiring " to have some Headship of a College, or the
Benefit of a Lecture in the University, bestowed upon
It is Ordered, To be recommended to the House of
Commons, that he may have the History Lecture in the
University of Oxon.
Roberts to be of the Assembly.
Ordered, That Mr. Francis Robertes, of London, be
added to the Assembly of Divines, in the Place of Dr.
Twist; and that the Concurrence of the House of Commons be desired herein.
Ly. Campden's Assessment.
The Lord Howard made a Report from the Committee at Haberdashers Hall, concerning the Lady Viscountess Campden; which being read: (Here enter it.)
It is Ordered, That this House leaves it to the
Committee, to proceed in the Assessment according to
the Ordinance of Parliament, and as they have already
Esthorpe's Ordinance, to be Rector of Houghton on the Spring.
An Ordinance was brought in, and read, and passed,
to present Mr. Esthorpe to the Living of Houghton in
the Spring, in the County Palatine of Durham; and
the Concurrence of the House of Commons to be desired
Dr. Wilkinson to be President of Magdalen College.
Ordered, That Dr. Wilkinson be President of Magdalen Colledge, in the University of Oxon; and the
Concurrence of the House of Commons to be desired
White's Ordinance to be Rector of Pimperne.
The Ordinance for John White, Clerk; to be Rector
of Pymperne, in the County of Dorsett, was read, and
Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
Rouse, who arrested Ld. Bruce's Servant; released:
Upon reading the Petition of George Rowse, of London, Grocer; submitting himself to this House, for arresting the Servant of the Lord Bruce, he having given
Satisfaction to the Lord Bruce:
It is Ordered, That the said George Rouse shall forthwith be released of his present Restraint:
Proceedings against Sir J. Worstenholm to be stayed.
Ordered, To send to the House of Commons, to
put them in Mind of the Ordinance formerly sent down,
for taking off the Sequestration of Sir John Worstenholme's Estate, by virtue of the Articles of Yorke; and
that all Proceedings to the contrary be staid in the mean
Col. Herbert freed from an Arrest.
This Day Colonel Herbert was brought to this Bar,
by a Habeas Corpus of the Causes of his Commitment;
which being read, it is Ordered, That the said Colonel Herbert be forthwith released.
Message to the H. C. to expedite Sir J. Worstenholm's Ordinance;
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page:
1. To desire that they would expedite the Ordinance
which remains with them, concerning the taking off
the Sequestration of Sir John Worstenholme; and because
their Lordships are informed that there is Order
sent down into the Country for seizing his Estate, to
desire that all Proceedings in the mean Time may be
about Dr. Wilkinson;
2. To desire their Concurrence, that Mr. Doctor Wilkinson may be President of Magdalen's Colledge, in Oxford.
3. To desire Concurrence, that Mr. Francis Robertes,
of London, may be added to the Assembly of Divines, in
the Place of Mr. Doctor Twist.
4. To desire Concurrence, that Mr. Lewis Du Moulin
may be made History Lecturer in the University [ (fn. *) of
and Col. Devereux.
5. To put them in Mind of Colonel Devereux' Business.
Letter from Hukes to Briggs, about his Accompts.
"For Mr. Abraham Biggs, at Foy, in Cornwall.
"I pray you, when a Letter comes from me unto
you, bearing Date the 25th of June, send me Answer
of it with all Speed; but inclose it to Mr. Alabone
for me, and let somebody else write the Superscription, because your Hand is known: My Letter of
that Date comes by this Post to you under Cover of
Mr. Burlamack. I advise you not make any Accompt unto him of your Arrears; but if from Time
to Time he press you unto it, tell him your Accompt
was given to the Secretaries of State, and so forth;
for, if you can avoid him, the Money do as well
in your Hands as his. I shall write you more by
the next haply, for he and I are at great Distance
and Difference concerning your Accompts and others;
London, the last of June, 1646.
"Your loving Friend,
"I pray send me Word to whom I may
inclose any Letters for you in Exceter or
otherwise; and that they may come safe
to you, concerning this Business, &c."
Letter from the Commissioners with the King, that they have presented the Propositions.
"To the Right Honourable the Earl of Manchester, Speaker of the House of Peers pro
"We did, upon our coming hither, acquaint you
with the Time which the King appointed to receive
the Propositions, being Friday last after Dinner, at
which Time we humbly presented them to His Majesty, and, according to our Instructions, desired His
positive Answer and Consent thereunto; who said,
"He thought we could not then expect an Answer,
but He would consider of it;" and not hearing from
Him since, we did again this Afternoon wait on His
Majesty, to put Him in Mind; who told us, "That
He knew our Time limited, against which He would
prepare us an Answer." However, we shall endeavour strictly to observe our Instructions, and give you
Advertisement as there shall be Occasion. This is all
we shall trouble you with at present, humbly taking
our Leaves; and rest,
Newcastle, 28th July, 1646.
"Your Lordship's humble Servants,
"Pembroke & Mountg. Suffolk."
Report concerning Lady Campden's Assessment.
"The Viscountess Campden Dowager was assessed,
January the 30th, 1645, by the Assessors at Habberdash'rs Hall, by virtue of the Ordinance of Parliament of the 29 of November, 1642, at Four Thousand Pounds, for her Twentieth Part.
"The Viscountess sent to Mr. Noell, March the 23th,
1645, who produced a Paper, that her Ladyship had
paid Eight Hundred Pounds in the County, which de
bene esse was accepted; and her Ladyship was ordered
to make up her Moiety, by Payment of Twelve Hundred Pounds more within Fourteen Days; and then
the Committee would take further Order.
"By Ordinance of Parliament, of the 16th of September, 1642, it was Ordered, That no Members of
either House should be assessed.
"But other Lords and Countesses have usually been
assessed: Although Addresses have been made to the
House of Lords, the Assessments have been confirmed;
"Countess of Peterborough.
"Countess of Exeter.
"Countess of Kent.
"By Ordinance of Parliament of the 9 of October,
1643, all Members of either House absenting themselves were to be assessed at Habberdash'rs Hall; and
no other Committee have Power therein."
Ordinance to continue the One for Bristol Garrison.
"It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons [ (fn. *) in
Parliament] assembled, That the Ordinance for establishing the Garrison, and Pay for the Garrison of
Bristoll, be continued until the last Day of August
next ensuing the Date hereof, and no longer."
Ordinance for White to be Rector of Pymperne.
"Whereas the Rectory of Pymperne, in the County
of Dorsett, is now void, by Death of Christopher Pitt
the last Incumbent thereof; and for the officiating
the Cure therein, the Standing Committee for the
said County hath appointed John White, Clerk, the
Younger, a godly, learned, and orthodox Divine,
to take Charge thereof until further Order, who hath
accordingly oftentimes since preached amongst them,
to the good Satisfaction of the Inhabitants there, who
desire that he might be further settled amongst them;
and whereas the next Presentation to the said Rectory
belongeth to George Pitt Gentleman, who is now under Age: The Lords and Commons, to the End the
said Rectory of Pymperne may be supplied with a
godly, learned, and orthodox Divine, have Ordered,
Ordained, and Appointed, and do hereby Order, Ordain, and Appoint, the said John White, Clerk, Master
of Arts, to be Rector of Pymperne, in the County of
Dorsett aforesaid; and that he shall and may have,
hold, possess, and enjoy, the said Rectory and Parsonage, and Parsonage-house, with all the Rights,
Members, Stipends, Duties, Glebe, Tithes, Profits,
Commodities, and Appurtenances whatsoever, to the
said Rectory or Parsonage belonging, from the Day
of the Date of this Ordinance, in as large and ample
Manner as the said Christopher Pitt, or any other
Rector or Parson thereof, lawfully or of Right had,
or ought to have had, the same: Provided, That the
said John White shall pay all such Tenths, First Fruits,
and other Duties, as ought to be paid, for or in regard of his Incumbency there. And the said John
White is hereby vested and settled in the said Rectory
and Premises, and shall to all Purposes be adjudged
so seized of and in the same, for his Life, as fully as
the said Christopher Pitt deceased held and enjoyed
the same, and as if he had been presented, admitted, instituted, and inducted, upon the Presentation
of His Majesty, or of any Person or Persons deriving
any Interest or Authority from or under Him: Saving
to all other Persons, Bodies Politic and Corporate,
all such Right and Title as they, or any of them,
have unto the Rectory of Pymperne aforesaid, except
such Persons as are sequestrable by the 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 John
Ordinance to clear Degge, Nichols, and Carryer, of their Delinquency.
"Whereas Symon Degge, of Callowhill, in the County of Stafford, Gentleman, Richard Nicholls, of Felton
Oulvert, in the County of Stafford, Yeoman, and
James Carryer, of Helpsome, in the County of Northampton, Yeoman, have by both Houses of Parliament
been admitted unto their Fines; (videlicet,) the said
Symon Degge to his Fine of Seventy Pounds; the
said Niccolls to his Fine of Sixty Pounds; and the
said James Carryer to his Fine of Sixty Pounds; for
that they adhered to the Forces raised against the
Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in
Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England to pass a Pardon for the said Symon Degge, Richard Niccolls, and
James Carryer, in such Form as shall be agreed by
both Houses, and according to this Ordinance, with
a Grant and Restitution of their Lands, Goods, and
Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fines
were accepted, according to the Particulars thereof
made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths
Hall, and of all Mean Profits; (videlicet,) to the said
Symon Degge, from the 17th Day of April, 1646; to
the said Richard Niccolls, from the 10th Day of December, 1645; and to the said James Carryer, from
the 10th of March, 1645; with an Exception of
the Right or Estates of the said Symon Degge, Richard
Niccolls, and James Carryer, or any of them, in or to
all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage,
to any Church or Chapel; and Oliver St. John
Esquire His Majesty's Solicitor General is hereby
required to prepare a Pardon accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereupon to be passed, shall not extend to free
the said Symon Degge, Richard Niccolls, and James
Carryer, from a further Composition, for any other
Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained
in the Particulars aforesaid; and that, in case the
said Lands mentioned in the said Particulars were
of greater Yearly Values than are therein expressed
during Three Years before the Year of our Lord
1640, then the said Symon Degge, Richard Niccolls,
and James Carryer, shall pay such further Fine, by
Way of Composition for the same, as both Houses
of Parliament shall appoint."
Ordinance to continue the One for the Pay of the Forces of Gloucester, Monmouth, &c.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, That the Ordinance for the Pay of
the Forces of the Counties of Gloucester, Monmouth,
Glamorgan, Brecon, and Radnor, be continued upon
those Counties for One Month longer, from the Expiration of the last Ordinance, which had Continuance
for Nine Months longer from the Date thereof; and
that the Forces of Gloucestersheir and Monmouthsheir
before Ragland be only paid out of the said Counties."
Order for 20 l. apiece to Two Messengers from Worcester.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, That Twenty Pounds apiece shall be
bestowed upon Wm. Wigfall and Richard Cadwell, the
Two Messengers that brought the News of the Rendition of Worcester; and that the Committee of Lords
and Commons for Advance of Monies sitting at Habberdash'rs Hall do pay the said Twenty Pounds apiece
to the said William Wigfall and Richard Cadwell accordingly."
Report of the Committee of Sequestrations, upon the Demands of Mr. Umphrevill against Lady Brooke.
"At the Committee of Lords and Commons for
"In the Case of Mr. Umphravile, touching a Recognizance of One Thousand Pounds, acknowledged
by Sir John Brooke, of Hackington, in the County of
Lincolne, bearing Date 28 November, 1641, for the
Payment of Five Hundred Pounds, at a Day then to
come, and since past, and the Recognizance forfeited;
which Recognizance is now endeavoured to be extended upon the Lands of Sir William Brooke, of Kent,
deceased, who was only Tenant for Life of the said
Lands, with the Remainder to the said Sir John Brooke
after the Death of the said Sir William Brooke without Issue Male, who is since dead, in the Parliament's
Service, without Issue Male; and the Lands of the
said Sir Wm. Brooke, which were to come to the
said Sir John Brooke after his Decease, were (by Ordinance of both Houses of Parliament) sequestered
into the Hands of certain Persons, for the Use and
Maintenance of the said Lady and her Children:
Now, upon Hearing and Debate of the Matter, and
Perusal of the said Ordinance, this Committee is of
Opinion, That the Recognizance ought to be allowed;
and that the said Mr. Umphravile (being also a Person
who hath deserved well of the Parliament) ought to
have his just Debt and Damages due to him upon the
said Recognizance paid; or else that he be permitted
to take the Benefit of his said Recognizance, according to Law, upon the said Lands so come to the said
Sir John Brooke: Nevertheless that, in respect of
the said Ordinance for the said Lady and her said
Children, and for that the Lands may be subject to
other Incumbrances of the like Nature, which may
deprive the said Lady and her Children of the Benefit intended to her by the said Ordinance, it is
thought fit and Ordered, That it be reported to
both Houses of Parliament, to know their Pleasure
therein; and to move them, That the said Lady may
(in Lieu of the said Mr. Umphravile's Debt and
Damages, and such other Charges as shall be justly
lyable upon the said Lands) have Recompence out of
other Sequestrations, or by some other Way, as the
said Houses shall please to appoint."
"Vera Copia, ex. per me,
Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to give Commissions to Officers to raise Forces for Ireland.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland
be hereby authorized to give Commissions to Colonel
Chudleigh Coote and Colonel Lydcott, who have raised
in this Kingdom and in Wales Two Regiments of
Horse, consisting each Regiment of Five Hundred
Horse; and to Colonel Grey, who hath raised in like
Manner a Regiment of a Thousand Foot; and in
case they shall need to recruit any of the Troops or
Companies aforesaid, that then they shall recruit
them out of such Men as have been in the actual
Service of the Parliament; and are or shall, before
such Recruiting, be disbanded: And the said Colonels shall hereby have Power to transport these
Horse and Foot into Ireland, for subduing the
Rebels there; the which Regiments are already contracted for by the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, and the Dispatch of them doth very much
concern the Service and Safety of that Kingdom:
And that further Power be hereby given to the Lord
Lieutenant of Ireland, to raise a Regiment of Foot
for himself, as Colonel, out of the disbanded Men
of Chichester, Henly, Weymouth, and some other Places
in this Kingdom, to be transported likewise for the
Service of Ireland."
House adjourned till Thursday Morning next, 10a.