DIE Veneris, 25 Septembris.
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Capt. Penn to command The Assurance.
Report from the Committee, Admiralty and
Cinque Ports; read, in hæc verba:
Die Jovis, 24 Sept. 1646.
By the Committee of Lords and Commons for
the Admiralty and Cinque Ports.
Ordered, That Captain William Penn be recommended from this Committee to both Houses of Parliament, for Command of the Lesser Frigate built at
Deptford, called The Assurance, he having served the
Parliament formerly in several Expeditions at Sea
with Courage and Fidelity.
"W. Jessop, Secretary."
Message from the H. C. that they will appoint a Committee to conser with the Scots Commissioners, about the Disposal of the King's Person.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Sir
Henry Vane and others; with a Vote, which was read,
and Agreed to, (videlicet,)
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the
Lords, in appointing a Committee to meet with a Committee of a proportionable Number of the Lords, to
confer, consult, and debate, with the Commissioners of
Scotland, concerning the Disposal of the Person of the
King, according to the Votes of both Houses, if it
shall be desired by the Scotts Commissioners; and this
to be communicated to the Scotts Commissioners, by
the Members of both Houses of the Committee of both
Ordinance concerning Chester.
Report was made, "That the Ordinance touching
Chester was fit to pass, with a Proviso;" which was
read the Third Time, and Ordered to be sent to the
House of Commons, for their Concurrence.
Answer from the H. C.
Mr. Doctor Aylett and Mr. Doctor Heath return
Answer from the House of Commons:
That they agree to that of the Spanish Ambassador;
and to that concerning the Port of Dover; and to the
rest, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Bishop of Norwich's Petition.
The Petition of the Bishop of Norwich, was read,
and to be sent to the House of Commons.
Ordinance for 400 l. per Ann. to be allowed him.
Ordinance, That Four Hundred Pounds per Annum be
allowed to the Bishop of Norwich, to be sent to the
House of Commons, for their Concurrence.
Message to the H. C. about the following Particulars.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Mr. Doctor Heath and Mr. Doctor Aylett:
1. That the House of Commons will pass an Order for
Twenty Horses for the King of France.
2. To put them in Mind of the Ordinance for the
putting down Country Committees.
3. Ordinance pro Doctor Hall, Bishop of Norwich, for
4. Order pro Psalms Mr. Rous, with Amendments.
5. Bishop of Worcester's Petition. Concurrence desired.
6. Ordinance for Chester, with a Proviso. Desire
An Ordinance for taking off the Sequestration of the
Estates of William and Richard Rishtons.
(Here enter it.)
Jerman and Sir H. Styleo.
Ordered, That a Hearing of the Errors between
Jerman and Sir Humphry Styles to be on the First Thursday in the next Term.
Committee to examine Baker, about a Recognizance of the Under Sheriff of Lebcester.
Lords Committees appointed by the House to call
Michaell Baker the Messenger to this House, who is to
give an Account unto their Lordships touching a Recognizance entered into by the Under Sheriff of Leicester:
Any Three, to meet.
Ordinance to clear W. and R. Rishton, of their Delinquency.
Whereas William Rishton, of Yerneley, in the County
of Sussex, Gentleman, and Richard Rishton, of the
same, Gentleman, have by both Houses of Parliament been admitted unto their Fines of Two Hundred and Seventy Pounds: 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 William Rishton and
Richard Rishton, in such Manner 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 Estates for which the said Fine
was accepted, according to the Particular thereof
made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths
Hall, and of all Mean Profits, from the 30th Day of
December, 1645, with an Exception of the Right
or Estate of the said William Rishton and Richard
Rishton, 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, That this Ordinance, or the said
Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free
the said William Rishton and Richard Rishton from a
further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or
Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular
aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned
in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Value
than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said William Rishton and Richard Rishton shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition for the same, as
both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."