DIE Veneris, 28 Augusti.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Sallaway.
Earl of Manchester, Speaker.
Viscount Say et Seale.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Grey de Warke.
Col. Allon's Petition, to be freed from Arrests.
The Petition of Lieutenant Colonel Allen, Prisoner in
The Fleete, was read, in hæc verba:
"To the Right Honourable the Lords in this
present Parliament assembled.
"The humble Petition of Lieutenant Colonel
"In the First Place, more than most humble Thankfulness to your Honours, for your Honours gracious
Countenance and Favour unto the Petitioner, in and
by your Lordships Order, Die Jovis, 13 Augusti instantis, for the Release and setting at Liberty the Petitioner, then imprisoned in The Compter of Woodstreete, London, at the Suit of one John Nicholas.
"So it may please your Honours, that, in the Interim
between the exhibiting and presenting of the Petitioner's former Petition unto your Lordships, and
your Honours gracious Order thereupon, there was a
Writ entered against the Petitioner, at the Suit of
one Davies an Attorney in the King's Bench, for a
very small Debt; and another Action of Four Pounds,
Nineteen Shillings, at the Suit of Godfrey Browne, a
Man altogether unknown to the Petitioner, and therefore supposed to be out of meer Envy and Malice to
trouble the Petitioner: And upon this, and for this
Reason, may it please your Honours, the Sheriffs of
London by their Officers did refuse to set at Libetty
"And for that the Proceedings in the said Sheriffs
Court be Twice in a Week, your Petitioner must
needs fall into Judgement and Execution at the said
several Suits by Action.
"Your Petitioner, for the Avoidance of that Danger,
was constrained to sue out His Majesty's Writ of
Habeas Corpus, and so to become Prisoner to The
Fleete until your Honours shall graciously be pleased
to give him Enlargement, by the Continuation with
Augmentation of your Honours Order, to be directed to the Warden of The Fleete; which the Petitioner doth most humbly implore, and for which the
Petitioner shall by his Life and Fortune strive to
give real Thankfulness, and also shall ever pray for
your Honours Increase of Honour and Happiness.
"The Petitioner further humbly certifies
unto your Honours, That there is
no other Writ against the Petitioner
nor Execution, saving as before herein
"Ed'rus Allin attach. suit 13. 11. Virtute Brevis
Domini Regis de Attach. Privileg. ad Sectam Humfridi Davies, Gen. unius Clericorum Samuell. Wightwicke Ar. re. coram Domino Rege a præd. Westm'r,
Die Veneris prox. post Tres Septimanas Mich'e'is de
"Idem det'r ad Sectam Joh'is Nicholas, in Placito
Transgress. Super Ca'm Dam. 200l.
"Idem det'r ad Sectam Harmon. Browninge, in Placito
Transgress. Dam. 100 l.
"Idem det'r ad Sectam Godfridi Browne, Transgress.
4 l. 19s.
"I find no other Actions against Edward Allen;
27 Augusti, 1646.
To be released, on giving Security to pay the Debts out of his Arrears.
Upon reading the said Petition: It is Ordered,
That the said Mr. Allen shall be released of his Imprisonment in The Compter, Woodstreete, London, upon Sight
of this Order, from the several Actions now upon him:
Yet it is the Intent of their Lordships, and it is so Ordered accordingly, That he give his Creditors Satisfaction, out of the Payment of his First Arrears: And
lastly, That this Order shall be a sufficient Warrant to
the Sheriffs of London, the several Secondaries, and their
Deputies, for the discharging of the said Mr. Allen
upon Sight hereof.
L. Howard of Escr. Petition, to have the E. of Berkshire's Goods, for same Debts he is engaged for for him.
The Petition of Edward Lord Howard of Escr. was
read, in hæc verba; (videlicet,)
"To the Right Honourable the Lords assembled in Parliament.
"The Petition of Edward Lord Howard;
"That the Petitioner stands engaged in several special
Debts for his Brother the Earl of Berksheir, whose
whole Estate now lyeth under Sequestration by Order
of Parliament, and was really, before the Wars began, entailed upon his Son, and mortgaged for Debt;
whereby no Means is left the Petitioner for his own
Indemnity, but out of the Personal Estate of his said
Brother, which is also sequestered.
"The Petitioner, therefore, being able to prove, by
Oath and sufficient Witnesses, the Goods of
his said Brother were heretofore allotted him
as Part of Satisfaction, desires your Lordships to have him so far in your Considerations, as to recommend this Business to the
Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations, that thereby the Petitioner may
be in a Capacity of receiving the abovenamed
Goods as Part of Satisfaction for what he is
"And he shall ever pray, &c.
Committee to swear the Countess of Berks & al. about it.
Ordered, upon the said Petition of the Lord Howard
of Escr. That the Lord Wilioughby, the Lord North,
Lord Suffolke, Lord Robartes, or any Two of them,
shall go forth, and take the Countess of Ber'sheir's
Oath in this Particular, and of the Lord Howard of
Charlton, touching the making over the Goods to the
Lord Howard de Escr.
Withypool's Assidavit, about Ly. Farmer's Ordinance.
The Assidavit of Lucy Withipoole, touching the Lady
Farmer's Ordinance, and the serving the Order of this
House in that Cause, was read, in hæc verba; (videlicet,)
"I, Lucy Withipoole, make Oath, That the Order of
the House of Peers, dated the 31th of July last,
for the Appearance of Henry Withipoole this Day
before their Lordships, was brought to me to my
Lodging not till Monday last in the Evening, being
the 24th of this August; and that I could not possibly give him Notice of the said Order, he being (as
I conceive) in Suffolke or Norff. so soon as that he
might be here this Day.
"Jurat. 28 Aug. 1646.
Ordinance to dissolve County Committees.
An Ordinance for the putting down County Committees, 1a & 2a
vice lecta, committed to the whole
Message from the H. C. with Orders for Thanksgivings.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr.
Alderman Atkins & al.
To desire Concurrence in Two Orders for Thanksgiving; and that if their Lordships agree, that they
may be printed:
1. An Order for a Thanksgiving in London and
Westm'r, Lines of Communication, and Bills of Mortality, for reducing the several Garrisons of Worcester,
Wallingford, Pendennis, &c.
Read, and Agreed to be printed. (Here enter it.)
2. An Order for a Day of Thanksgiving in the
Read, and Agreed to be printed. (Here enter it.)
E. of Southampton tenders himself.
The House was informed, by the Speaker, "That
the Earl of Southampton made his Address to him
lately, and desired to have his Respects of Duty to
be tendered to this House." This was directed to be
entered upon the Journal accordingly.
Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance for Ordination of Ministers.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Rouse and others:
To desire the Lords Concurrence in the Ordinance for
Ordination of Ministers.
That this House will take it into their speedy Consideration, and return Answer by Messengers of their
Ordinance to dissolve County Committees.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure; and the
Ordinance touching the putting down the Committees
in the several Counties was taken into Consideration,
and read, first together, and then taken in Parts.
And being so gone through;
The House was resumed.
And the said Ordinance was read the Third Time;
and was put to the Question, in bæc verba; (videlicet,)
"As many of your Lordships as are of Opinion
that this Ordinance should pass as it is now
read, say "Content", others, "Not ConTent"."
Passed in the Affirmative.
Capt. Wood to be attached.
Ordered, That Captain Wood shall be attached by the Gentleman Usher, &c. and brought before the Lords in Parliament, to answer such Matters as
he stands charged with before their Lordships.
D. of Bucks, a Pass to come to London.
Ordered, That the Lord Duke of Buckingham and
the Lord Francis shall have a Pass, to come from beyond Seas, with their Retinue, into this Kingdom, and
so up to London.
Letter from Sir T. Fairfax, about the Surrender of Ragland Castle by the M. of Worcester.
A Letter of Sir Thomas Fairefaxe's, touching the
Marquis and Earl of Worcester, was read.
(Here enter it.)
The Articles touching Ragland Castle's surrendering,
was read. (Here enter them.)
Ordinance for Ordination of Ministers.
Ordinance touching the Ordination of Ministers, was
1a & 2a
vice lecta; and Ordered to be printed.
(Here enter it.)
Commissions of Oyer and Terminer, &c. to be issued.
Ordered, That the Commissioners of the Great
Seal of England do issue forth Commissions of Oyer and
Terminer and Gaol Delivery, for the Counties and Cities
of Oxon and Worcester; and that Mr. Serjeant Wilde be
named of the Quorum therein, for the Execution thereof.
Countess of Berks swears that the E. of Berks' Goods were made over to L. Howard of Ester for Debts, he engaged himself for, for him.
The Affidavit of the Countess of Berks was read, in
bæc verba; videlicet,
"I, Elizabeth Countess of Berks, do make Oath,
That all the Personal Estate in both the Houses of
the Earl of Berksheire, (videlicet,) his House at Ewe
Elme in the County of Oxford, and his House at
St. James' in the County of Midd. was legally and bond
Fide made over, by Deed, to the Right Honourable
Edward Lord Howard of Escr. for the said Lord
Edward's Indemnity, and to save his Lordship harmless from divers Debts for which the said Lord
Edward standeth engaged and bound with his Brother the said Earl; and the said Deed was so made
before the Beginning of this present Parliament, and
is still in Force, without any Manner of Revocation.
Jur. 28 Aug. 1646.
L. Howard of Charl's Declaration to the same Purpose.
The Lord Howard of Charlton's Protestation was read,
in bæc verba; (videlicet,)
"I, Charles Lord Howard of Charlton, do upon Honour declare (according to the Privilege of a Peer
of the Parliament), That all the Personal Estate in
both the Houses of the Earl of Berksheir, (videlicet,)
his House at Ewe Elme in the County of Oxford, and
his House at St. James' in the County of Midd. was
legally and bonâ Fide made over, by Deed, to the
Right Honourable Edward Lord Howard of Escr.
for the said Lord Edward's Indemnity, and to save
his Lordship harmless from divers Debts for which
the said Lord Edward standeth engaged and bound
with his Brother the said Earl; and the said Deed
was so made before the Beginning of this present
Parliament, and is still in Force, without any Manner
"Howard of Charlton.
"The Right Honourable Charles Lord
Howard of Charleton abovenamed did
affirm the Matter next above written
to be true, upon his Honour.
"28th Aug. 1646.
Order for the E. of Berkshire's Goods not to be takes away.
Upon the Petition of Edward Lord Howard of Escr.
and the Affidavit of the Right Honourable Elizabeth
Countess of Berksheir, and the Testimony of Charles
Lord Howard of Charlton, by which it sufficiently appears to their Lordships, that all the Personal Estate of
the Earl of Berksheire in his Two Houses, videlicet, in
his House at Ewe Elme in the County of Oxon, and at
his House at St. James' in the County of Midd. is now
of Right belonging to the said Lord Edward Howard,
being made over to him by a legal Deed before this
present Parliament began, for his Lordship's Indemnity
for several Debts for which the said Lord Edward
Howard standeth engaged and bound with his Brother
the said Earl of Berksheir: The Lords in Parliament
assembled do hereby Order, That no Person or Persons
whatsoever shall presume to meddle with, or dispose
of, any of the said Goods now remaining in either of
the said Houses, or elsewhere; but that they suffer
them quietly to remain, wheresoever they are, without
any Disturbance whatsoever, at their Peril, till such
Time as the further Pleasure of their Lordships be
Leicester Garrison and Sudley Castle to be slighted.
Ordered, That the Committee of both Kingdoms
sitting at Darby House are to take Order, That the Garrisons of Leicester and Sudley Castle be slighted, and the
Forces there forthwith disbanded.
Message from the H. C. with Orders.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr.
Herbert and others;
To desire the Lords Concurrence in several Orders
1. That Five Hundred and Twenty Pounds be paid to
Read, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
2. That the Earl of Worcester be sent for up.
Read, and Rejected. (Here enter it.)
E. of Worcester to be brought up by the Gentleman Usher.
Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament assembled,
That the Person of the Earl of Worcester, a Peer of this
Realm, be forthwith brought up, by the Gentleman
Usher attending this House, or his Deputy, and presented before the Lords in Parliament, that such further
Directions may be given touching the said Earl as this
House shall think fit.
Sir T. Dishington, a Pass, with Servants and Horses.
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Dishington Knight is
hereby authorized, with Six Men Servants, and Eight
Horses, or Geldings, to pass to any Port within this
Kingdom, to transport themselves, and the said Eight
Horses and Geldings, into France, Custom and Impost-free; taking with them such Apparel and Necessaries lawfully exportable as shall be convenient; and
to return back.
Sir W. Farmer's Ordinance.
An Ordinance for taking off the Sequestration of
Sir William Farmer's Estate, was read.
(Here enter it.)
Goodman and Hanson reprieved.
Ordered, That William Goodman and Richard Hanson be reprieved for Fourteen Days; and the Fact to
be certified, in the mean Time, by the Judges into this
Ly. Lumley, Petre, and Withypool's Cause, about Ly. Farmer.
Ordered, That the Cause between Lucy Petre, Widow, Elizabeth Viscountess Lumney, and Henry Withipoole Esquire, concerning the Lady Farmer a Lunatic
and her Estate, shall be heard, at this Bar, on the
11th of September next, at Ten of the Clock in the
Morning, at which Time all Parties, by their Counsel,
are to attend; and that the leaving of this Order at the
House or Lodging of the Parties concerned shall be a
Tenants of Woking versus Zouch and Duncombe.
Ordered, That the Cause between the Tenants of
the Manor of Wokeing, in the County of Surrey, Plaintiffs, and Beatrice Zouch Widow, Committee of the
Wardship of her Son Edward Zouch Esquire, and
George Duncombe Gentleman, Desendants, upon Petition and Answers depending in this House, shall be
heard at this Bar, on the 18th of September next, at
Ten of the Clock in the Morning; and hereof all Parties are to take Notice, and attend with their Counsel
Ordered, That Mrs. Dutton's Cause be heard on
Message to the the H. C. with Ordinances.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Doctor Heath and Doctor Aylett:
1. To desire the Concurrence of the House of Commons in the Ordinance for putting down Committees
in the several Counties.
2. Ordinance for appointing Seven Ministers to
preach in Oxford. Returned with Amendments, and
desire their Concurrence.
E. of Berks; Leave to come London.
Ordered, That the Right Honourable Thomas Earl
of Berks, with his own Followers, be permitted to come
out of Holland, into the Kingdom of England, and so to
London, any Time within Two Months next after the
Date of this Order.
Col. Kekewich to be Capt. of St. Mawes.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Lieutenant Colonel George
Kekewith be Captain of St. Mawes Castle, in the
County of Cornwall."
Order for a Thanksgiving in London and Liberties.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, That Tuesday, being the 8th Day of
September now next coming, be set apart for a Day
of Public Thanksgiving, within the Cities of London
and Westm'r, Lines of Communication, and Weekly
Bills of Mortality and Ten Miles about, for the
great Blessing of God upon the Forces of the Parliament, in the reducing of the several Castles and
Garrisons of Worcester, Wallingford; Ruthen, Ragland, and Penndennis; and that the Lord Mayor of
the City of London do take Care that the Ministers
of the several Churches and Chapels within the City
of London and Liberties thereof may have timely
Order for Do in the Country.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, That Tuesday, being the 22th Day
of September now next coming, be set apart for a
Day of Public Thanksgiving, to be observed and
kept in all Churches and Chapels, in the several
Counties, Cities, and Places, in the Kingdom of
England, above Ten Miles distant from the City of
London, for the great Mercy of God to the Forces
of the Parliament, in the reducing of the several Garrisons and Castles of Worcester, Wallingford, Ruthen,
Ragland, and Pendennis; and that the Members of
this House, that serve for the said several Counties,
Cities, and Places, do take Care that timely Notice
hereof may be given to the respective Ministers
within the Places aforesaid."
Letter from Sir T. Fairfax, that Ragland Castle had surrendered, and about the M. of Worcester.
"To the Right Honourable the Speaker of the
House of Peers pro Tempore.
"This Evening Articles of Agreement are signed,
for the Rendition of Ragland Castle on Wednesday
next. I was purposed to have granted my Lord
of Worcester an Article, for the Preservation of himself and Family from the Violence of the Soldiery,
and his Continuance (being an aged Man) in Ragland Castle till the Pleasure of the House was known
concerning him, being an excepted Person. But
his Lordship did rather choose to cast himself
wholly upon your Lordships Mercy and Favour;
which I did engage myself (my Commissioners having agreed to it, and the Gentlemen of the Country
desiring it) to represent unto you. This County
found the Castle a troublesome Neighbour. It did
not want Strength or regular Fortification; and
the gaining of it at so easy a Rate, I doubt not
but your Lordships will account as a great Mercy.
Uske, Aug. 17 1646.
"Most humble Servant,
Articles for Surrender of Ragland Castle.
"Articles concluded and agreed upon, betwixt
his Excellency Sir Thomas Fairefax Knight,
General of the Forces raised for the Parliament, on the One Part, and the Right
Honourable the Marquis and Earl of Worcester, Governor of the Castle and Garrison
of Ragland, on the other Part, for and concerning the Surrender of the Castle and Garrison of Ragland.
"1. That the Castle and Garrison of Ragland, with
all the Ordnance, Arms, Ammunition, and Provisions of War, thereunto belonging, shall be delivered up, without wilful Spoil, unto his Excellency
Sir Thomas Fairefax, or such as he shall appoint to
receive the same, on Wednesday next, being the 19th
Day of this Instant August, by Ten of the Clock in
the Forenoon, in such Form as shall be expressed in
the ensuing Articles.
"2. That, upon the said 19th Day of August, the
Officers, Gentlemen, and Soldiers of the Garrison,
with all other Persons therein, shall march out of
the said Garrison, with their Horses and Arms, with
Colours flying and Drums beating, Trumpet sounding, Matches lighted at both Ends, Bullets in their
Mouths, and every Soldier Twelve Charges of Powder,
Matches, and Bullet proportionable, and with Bag
and Baggage, to any Place within Ten Miles of the
Garrison where the Governor shall nominate, where,
in respect His Majesty hath no Garrison in England
open, nor Army any where within this Kingdom
or Dominion of Wales, their Arms shall be delivered up to such as his Excellency shall appoint to
receive them, where the Soldiers shall be disbanded; and that all, both Officers, Gentlemen, and
Soldiers, shall have the Benefit of these ensuing
Articles, except Persons excepted from Pardon and
Composition, they engaging themselves not to bear
Arms hereafter against the Parliament, nor doing
any Thing during their Abode in the Parliament's
Quarters prejudicial to their Affairs.
"3. That all such as desire to go to their Homes,
or private Friends, shall have the General's Pass
and Protection, for their peaceable Repair to, and
Abode at, the several Places they shall desire to go
unto; the Officers and Gentlemen to pass with their
Horse and Arms, also such Officers and Gentlemen,
Reformed or not Reformed, that want Horses, shall
march with their Arms, and all Officers, Gentlemen,
Soldiers, and others, shall pass with Bag and Baggage.
"4. That all Officers, Gentlemen, and others, comprized within this present Capitulation, shall have
Three Months Time allowed them, to remain in
any Place within the Parliament's Quarters, for the
endeavouring their Peace and Composition; and that
all Gentlemen that desire to go beyond Sea shall
have Passes, for themselves, Servants, and Necessaries, to go to any Port, to ship themselves (they
paying the usual Rates), provided they go within
Three Months after the Surrender; and that all
Gentlemen, Soldiers, Officers, and others, as shall desire to take Foreign Entertainment, shall, without
Exception, have Passes for themselves and Servants,
to go to London, or elsewhere, to treat with any Ambassador or other to that Purpose, with their Bag and
Baggage, to march to any Sea Port, to be transported
whither they please, they likewise paying the usual
"5. That such as are wounded or sick shall either
have Liberty to stay in the Castle, or be removed to
such other Place as the Governor shall name, for their
"6. That no Officers, Gentlemen, nor Soldiers, during these Three Months, shall be questioned for any
Words spoken, or Acts done, relating to this War,
since the Commencement of it: That no Person whatsoever, comprized within these Articles, shall be reproached, affronted, plundered, or injured, in their
March, Quarters, or Places of Abode, nor any Person
which shall receive them shall be molested, or suffer any
Prejudice therefor; but shall have Liberty, during the
limited Time, to pass about their lawful Occasions,
provided they act nothing to the Prejudice of the Parliament: And in case any of these Articles be broken
by any particular Person, that the Punishment extend
no farther than the Party so offending; and that all
these Articles may be faithfully observed according to
the true Intent thereof, without any Cavil or mental
Reservation to infringe them, or any of them.
"17 Aug. 1646. At the Leaguer before Ragland.
"We, the Commissioners appointed by his Excellency
Sir Thomas Fairefax to treat and conclude with the
Marquis's Commissioners for the Delivery of the Castle
and Garrison of Ragland to his Excellency, for the Use
of the Parliament, by subscribing our Names, consent
to these Articles.
"John Birch. Tho. Herbert. Rich. Ashfield.
"I do hereby confirm what my Commissioners have
concluded, touching the Surrender of the Castle and
Garrison of Ragland.
"We, the Commissioners appointed by the Right
Honourable the Earl and Marquis of Worcester, to
treat and conclude with his Excellency's Commissioners
for the Surrender of the Castle and Garrison of Ragland, do, by subscribing our Names, consent to these
"I do hereby likewise confirm what my Commissioners have concluded in these Articles.
Order for 520 l. to Capt. Batten, disbursed by him for reducing Portland Castle.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, That the Sum of Five Hundred and
Twenty Pounds, disbursed by Captain Batten, Vice
Admiral, for the reducing of Portland Castle, be forthwith re-paid to the said Captain Batten, or his Assigns;
and that the Committee of the Navy do issue their
Warrant unto the Treasurer of the Navy, for the Payment of the said Five Hundred and Twenty Pound;
unto the said Captain Batten, or his Assigns, accordingly."
Ordinance to clear Sir W. Farmer and Ly. A. Farmer of their Delinquency.
"Whereas the Lady Anne Farmer Widow, Relict of Sir
Hatton Farmer, late of Easton, in the County of Northampton, Knight, deceased, and Sir William Farmer, of
Easton, aforesaid, Knight and Baronet, hath by both
Houses of Parliament been admitted to their several
Fines; (videlicet,) the said Lady Anne Farmer to her
Fine of Eight Hundred and Forty Pounds, she having voluntarily contributed to the Maintenance of the
Forces raised against the Parliament; and the said Sir
William Farmer to his Fine of Fourteen Hundred
Pounds, he having been in Arms against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in
Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint His
Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon
to the said Lady Anne Farmer and Sir William
Farmer, for their said Offences, in such Form as
is agreed by both Houses for like Offenders, together with a Grant of, and Restitution to them,
their Heirs and Assigns, of all 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 thereof; to the said Lady Anne Farmer from the 20th Day
of April, 1646; and to the said Sir William Farmer
from the 29th Day of July, 1646; with an Exception of
the Rights or Estates of the said Lady Anne Farmer
and Sir William Farmer in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Rights of Patronage, to any Church
or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England for the Time
being are hereby authorized to pass under the said
Great Seal accordingly: Provided always, That this
Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed,
shall not extend to free the said Lady Anne Farmer,
or Sir William Farmer, from any 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 Particular were of greater Yearly Value than are therein
expressed Three Years before the Year of our Lord
1640, then the said Lady Anne Farmer and Sir William Farmer shall pay such further Fine, by Way of
Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."
Ordinance to clear Mr. C. Howard of his Delinquency.
"It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That, upon the Payment of Four
Thousand Pounds by Charles Howard Esquire, unto
the Committee of the Revenue, the said Mr. Howard
and his Estate should be discharged of the Sum of
Four Thousand Pounds, payable for the Wardship
of his deceased Brother, and also of his Sequestration: And whereas Part of the said Four Thousand
Pounds is already paid, and the Residue thereof sufficiently secured by the Committee; the Lords and
Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby acquit,
free, and discharge, the said Charles Howard, and
his Estate, of and from all Sequestrations whereunto
he or his Estate is liable by virtue of any of the Ordinances of Parliament for Sequestrations; and do
Ordain, That he shall be restored to the Possession of
all his Manors, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments;
and the Committees for Sequestrations, in their respective Counties, are hereby enjoined to restore him
to the same Possession accordingly; and that he shall
have, receive, and enjoy, all Rents and Arrears of
Rents thereof, from the 1 of July, 1646.
"It is further Ordered and Ordained, and the said
Lords and Commons now in Parliament assembled do
Order, Declare, and Ordain, That the said Charles
Howard and his Estate, and the Sureties of his deceased Brother and their Estates, and every of them,
is, and are, and shall be hereby, freed and discharged of and from the said Sum of Four Thousand
Pounds, and of every Part thereof, payable for the
said Wardship, and of and from all Orders for the
same; and that the said Charles Howard, nor his
Heirs, nor the Sureties of his said deceased Brother,
or any of them, or the Heirs, Executors, or Administrators of any of them, shall not at any Time hereafter be troubled, impeached, or molested, in his or
their Bodies, Lands, Goods, or Chattels, by any Process, Suit, or Demand whatsoever, for or concerning
the said Fine or Sum of Four Thousand Pounds, or
any Part thereof; but he and they, and every of
them, shall from henceforth be clearly and absolutely thereof, and of every Part thereof, and of all Compositions, Rents, and Sums of Money, and all Bonds
entered into in the Court of Wards on his said Brother's Behalf, and of all other Questions and Demands
which may be had and moved against him the said
Charles Howard, his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, or
the Sureties of his said deceased Brother, or any of
them, or their or any of their Heirs, Executors, or
Administrators, or any of their Lands, Goods, or
Chattels, by reason or colour of the Wardship of his
said deceased Brother, acquitted and discharged; and
the Master, Surveyor, Auditors, Receivers, and all
other Officers and Ministers of His Majesty's said late
Court of Wards and Liveries, and all and every other
Person and Persons concerned in that Behalf, are
hereby required, for which this shall be a sufficient
Warrant to them and every of them, to cancel and
make void, or deliver up to be canceled and made
void, all Bonds and Engagements given to them, or
any of them, or now being in their Custody, for the
Payment of the said Four Thousand Pounds, or any
Part thereof, and for all and every Rent and Rents,
Sum and Sums of Money, due or payable in respect
or occasion thereof; and to discharge all Seizures,
Processes, and Proceedings, for or concerning the
"Provided, That, notwithstanding any Grant or
Clause in this Ordinance, touching the Right or
Estate of the said Charles Howard in or to any Advowson, or Presentation, and Right of Patronage, to
any Church or Chapel whatsoever, be and is hereby