DIE Martis, 27 die Octobris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Corbett.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Answers from H. C.
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page return with this
That they agree to the Order concerning Captain
Swanley: To all the rest, they will send an Answer by
Messengers of their own.
Dr. Aylett and Dr. Heath return with this Answer
from the House of Commons to the Message sent Yesterday:
(fn. *) That they will send an Answer by Messengers of
Sibsey and Kingerby.
Upon reading the Petition of George Sibsey Grasier:
It is Ordered, That Tho. Kingerby shall have a Copy
of the said Petition, and return his Answer into this
House by this Day Sevennight; and if Cause be not
shewn to the contrary, then the Business shall be dismissed to the ordinary Course in Law.
Ald. Fowkes and the E. I. Co.
Ordered, That the Cause between Alderman
Foukes and the India Company shall be heard the 10th
of December next.
Ordered, The Cause between Hawes and Hawes
shall be heard the Eighth of December next.
Col. Washborne freed from an Arrest.
Upon reading the Petition of Colonel Heriott Washbourne; shewing, "That he hath been in the Service
of the Parliament, and so is still, there being much
Monies due unto (fn. †) him from the State for his Arrears; but now he is arrested, by a Latitat out of
the King's Bench, at the Suit of George Benson, &c.
and brought to The Compter in Wood-streete, London,
from whence he is removed to The Fleete: Therefore desires Enlargement, that he may pursue his
Trust in the Service of the Parliament."
Hereupon it is Ordered, That the said Colonel
Washbourne shall be released from his present Imprisonment, if he be not upon Execution.
L. Hereford to be L. Lieutenant of Monmouth and Heref.
Ordered, That this House thinks it fit, that the
Lord Viscount Hereford be nominated and appointed to
be Lord Lieutenant of the Counties of Hereford and
Monmouth, in the room of the Earl of Essex deceased;
and the Concurrence of the House of Commons to be
Confession of Faith.
Ordered, That the Confession of Faith, brought
from the Assembly of Divines, shall be read on Thursday Morning next.
L. Falconbridge, a Pass.
Ordered, That the Lord Falconbridge shall have a
Pass, to come into England, out of France, with his
Willis to be instituted to Twickenham.
Ordered, That Dr. Aylett shall give Institution
and Induction to Thomas Willis Clerk, to the Vicarage
of Twickenham, in the County of Midd. being presented thereunto by both Houses of Parliament: And
this with a Salvo Jure cujuscunque.
Paper from the Committee of both Kingdoms, that Sir J. Bridges' Sequestration may be taken off; and Howorth, Booth, Alderne, and Rodd's, on account of Service done in Hereford by Major Howorth and Capt. Aldern.
The Earl of Warwicke reported a Paper from the
Committee of both Kingdoms; which was read, videlicet,
"Die Lunæ, 26 Octobris, 1646.
"At the Committee of both Kingdoms, at Derby
"Ordered, That it be reported to both Houses,
That, the 11th of November last, upon a Proposition made by Sir John Bridges to this Committee
concerning the reducing of Hereford, Power was
given to him the said Sir John Bridges, to treat with
such Persons as he should think fit for that Purpose,
and to promise a Sum of Money, not exceeding
Three Thousand Pounds: That, the 5th of December
following, Order was given to Colonel Birch, to
march with some Forces to attend that Service, and
Letters also written to Colonel Morgan and Sir John
Bridges, to give them Notice thereof, wherein there
was (fn. *) again Power given to them, to promise a Sum
of Money to such as should be instrumental in that
Work, not exceeding, as before, Three Thousand
Pounds. The Work being effected, upon Report
thereof made to the House of Commons, Three
Thousand Pounds was ordered for that Service, which
was paid, as was appointed, under the Hands of Sir
John Bridges, Colonel Birch, and Colonel Morgan:
That, in May following, Colonel Birch signified to
this Committee, that there was a Promise made, by
himself, Sir John Bridges, and Colonel Morgan, unto
Major Howorth and Captain Daniell Alderne, Two
Persons that they were to make Use of in that Service, that, if the Work succeeded, they should have
each of them (besides the Money they were to receive) Two of their nearest Allies, such as they
should name, freed from Delinquency and Sequestration; and in June following, Colonel Birch and
Colonel Morgan sent to this Committee the original
Papers containing that Promise.
"That the said Major Howorth and Daniell Alderne
have now desired that Rowland Howorth, Charles
Booth, Doctor Edward Alderne, and James Rodde
Senior, should be freed from Delinquency, according
to that Agreement.
"That the Committee for Sequestrations in Herefordshire, (fn. †) notwithstanding that good Service of
Sir John Bridges, who was the First Instrument that
appeared in the County for the reducing thereof,
have sequestered his Estate, for something done
when the County was under the Power of the King;
and he being now engaged in the Service for Ireland, to desire the Houses that his Sequestration
may be taken off.
"And for that it appears there was such a Promise
made as abovesaid to the said Major Howorth and
Captain Alderne, by those that were intrusted with
the managing of that Business, to offer it to the
House to do therein as they shall think fit.
"Ex'r. Gualter Frost, Secretary."
Ordered, That this House thinks it fit that the
Sequestrations be taken off the Estates of the Persons
mentioned in this Report, according to the Agreement;
and the Concurrence of the House of Commons to be
Another Paper from them, about L. Lisle going L. Lieut. to Ireland, and for his Instructions to be prepared.
The Earl of Northumb. reported a Paper from the
Committee of both Kingdoms; which was read, as follows:
"Die Mercurii, 21 Octobris, 1646.
"At a Committee of Lords and Commons, at
"Ordered, That the Desire of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to go to Dublyn (upon the Surrender thereof), or to any other Part of Ireland,
to serve the Parliament there, be reported to
both Houses: And it was also his Resolution, to go
whensoever there should be any visible Force to go
with: That, although the Forces now in Readiness
are but small, yet he is willing to go with them.
"And, for that his Commission relates to Instructions,
to desire the Houses to give Order for the preparing
His Instructions to be drawn.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Members of
both Houses that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, to draw Instructions for the Lord Lieutenant of
Ireland, and to report the same to this House.
The Concurrence of the House of Commons to be
E. of Pembroke to be L. Lieutenant of Montgom.
Ordered, That this House thinks it fit that the
Earl of Pembrooke be nominated and appointed to be
Lord Lieutenant of the County of Mountgomery, in the
room of the Earl of Essex deceased.
L. Lovelace Privilege in Brown's Suit.
Upon reading the Petition of John Lord Lovelace;
shewing, "That he did formerly, about Four Years
since, acknowledge a Judgement to Mary Offlye;
and the said Mary, being since married to one Peter
Browne of London, hath extended his Land, contrary, as he humbly conceiveth, to the Privilege of
the Peers, whereby his Lordship is utterly disabled
to prosecute his Composition.
"Wherefore he humbly prayeth, that their Lordships would vouchsafe him the Benefit of the Privilege of a Peer, as their Lordships are pleased to afford others of the same Condition; and to give Order, that the Extent be taken off, and the Parties
sent for to this House."
It is Ordered, That the Lord Lovelace shall have
the Privilege of a Peer, as is desired.
Sir F. Knowles's Ordinance.
The Earl of Warwicke reported, "That the Committee have perused the Ordinance concerning Sir
Francis Knowles; and think it fit to pass as it is, without any Alteration."
Whereupon it was read, and Agreed to.
(Here enter it.)
Murell to be Searcher of Dover.
Upon reading the Petition of Hugh Murell; shewing, "That he having been, and now is, in the Service of the State, and being well known for his
Affection and Integrity to the same; his humble
Suit is, That their Lordships would confer the
Searcher's Place of Dover (lately become void by
the Death of Mr. Rookes) upon him, who will with
all Care and Fidelity discharge the same."
It is Ordered, That an Ordinance be prepared and
brought in to this Purpose.
Ordinance to continue the Treasurers at War, &c.
Ordered, That the Earl of Lyncolne, Lord Wharton,
and the Lord Willoughby, shall prepare the Alterations
in the Ordinance for continuing the Treasurers of the
Army against Thursday Morning next; and to limit the
Powers for the collecting of such Monies as are in
Arrears, but not to raise any Monies by new Levies; and the Ordinance to continue until the 1 Ja.
next; and that the Treasurers may be allowed their
Message from the H. C. with Orders and Ordinances.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Ball, &c.
To desire Concurrence in these Particulars:
1. That Mr. Ligon Esquire be Sheriff of the County
of Worcestershire. (Here enter it.)
2. That Rowland Hunt Esquire be Sheriff of the
County of Mountgomery. (Here enter it.)
3. An Ordinance, that Mr. Bysh be Garter Principal
King of Arms.
4. An Ordinance for paying out of the Excise Three
Thousand Pounds, for the Garrison of Abingdon and
Reading. (Here enter it.)
5. An Ordinance for taking off the Sequestration of
John Rous, a Delinquent.
6. An Ordinance for taking off the Sequestration of
Thomas Hillersden, a Delinquent.
7. An Ordinance for taking off the Sequestration of
Mr. Lowe, a Delinquent.
8. An Ordinance for taking off the Sequestration
of Mr. Bentall, a Delinquent.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to the Order for Mr. Ligon
to be High Sheriff, and to the Order for Mr. Hunt,
and to the Ordinance for Three Thousand Pounds for
the Garrisons of Abingdon and Reading: To all the rest,
their Lordships will send an Answer by Messengers of
Ordered, That Dr. Aylett shall give Institution and
Induction to, presented by the
Lady Metham; and with a Salvo Jure cujusunque.
Preacher on the 5th of November.
Ordered, That Mr. Obadiah Sedgwicke is appointed
to preach before the Lords in Parliament on the 5th
Day of November next, in the Abbey Church.
Ordinance concerning Dover and Chatham Garrisons.
The Ordinance concerning Dover and Chatam, was
reported, as fit to pass, without any Amendment; and
accordingly it was read presently, and Agreed to.
(Here enter it.)
Ordinance for Sir Francis Knollis to have Lands in and near Reading, and a Lease of the Abbey-house.
"It is this Day Ordered and Ordained, by the
Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That
Edward Wilmore and Ralph Reydard Gentlemen,
(Trustees for Sir Francis Knollis Knight, a Member of
the House of Commons) shall and may have, hold, and
enjoy, all those Lands, Closes, Meadows, or Pastures, called or commonly known by the Name or
Names of The Frogg Marsh and Hareshott, The Brigham's Mead, and The Vasternes, containing by Estimation Two and Forty Acres, or thereabouts, situate
and being in or near Reading, in the County of
Berks, and of the Yearly Value of One Hundred
Pounds, or thereabouts, together with the Tithes
growing or arising in, upon, or out of, the said
Meadows and Premises, during all such Term, Estate,
and Interest for Years, as Francis Lord Cottington,
or any in Trust for him, had, the Fourth of January, 1641, or at any Time sithence, in the same respectively, in as large and ample Manner, to all Intents and Purposes, as the said Lord Cottington had
or might have enjoyed the same before his late Delinquency, or as if the Lands and Premises aforesaid had been by him, or his Appointment, before
the said Delinquency, actually conveyed over unto,
or to the Use of, the said Sir Francis Knollis; any
Law, Ordinance, or other Thing, to the contrary
hereof notwithstanding: And whereas the said Sir
Francis Knollis hath formerly had the Custody and
Possession of the Abbey-house at Readinge and other
Things thereto lying and belonging, under the Yearly
Rents by him payable for the same to the Crown; it
is now further Ordered and Ordained, That the
said Sir Francis Knollis, his Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, shall and may, for and during the
Term of Forty Years now next ensuing, hold and enjoy the said Abbey-house, and Scite thereof, with the
Appurtenances, and all Edifices, Stables, and Buildings, built or erected within the Precinct of the said
Abbey, and all Yards, Orchards, Gardens, Parcels
of Ground, and Appurtenances, for all which (excepting the Stable next the Mill) the Rent of Fourteen Pounds and Four Shillings hath been Annually paid to the King or His Assigns, at and under
the same Rent and Rents, during the said Term of
Forty Years, as formerly the said Sir Francis Knollis
usually paid for the same, with all such Liberties
and Advantages as he hath formerly had, concerning the Premises, or any Part thereof, by virtue of
any former Grant from the Crown in any Wise;
excepting forth of this present Grant all great
Trees and Timber Trees, Woods, Underwoods,
Mines, Quarries, and Royalties, coming, growing,
chancing, or being, in or upon the Premises, or
any Part thereof."
Order for Ligon to be Sheriff of Worcester.
"The Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled
do nominate and approve of Wm. Lygon Esquire, to
be Sheriff of the County of Worcester; and that a
Commission be issued under the Great Seal, to him,
to be Sheriff of the said County accordingly."
Order for Hunt to be Sheriff of Montgomery.
"The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament
do nominate and approve of Lawland Hunt Esquire,
to be Sheriff of the County of Mountgom'y; and
that a Commission be issued, under the Great Seal,
to him, to be Sheriff of the said County accordingly."
Order for 3000 l. for the Forces of Abingdon and Reading.
"Whereas, by Ordinance of the 11th of June last,
Three Thousand Pounds, with Interest, was charged
upon the Receipts of the Grand Excise, to be paid
in Course, unto the Committee of the Counties of
Oxon, Bucks, and Berks, or such other Person or
Persons as they, or any Three of them, shall appoint, to be employed for Payment of the Forces
belonging to the Garrison of Abingdon and Reading, upon Accompt and Muster; and whereas, by
Order of the Committee for the said Counties,
bearing Date the 16th of June last past, Mr. John
Billingsley, Treasurer and Paymaster of the Garrison of Abingdon, is appointed to receive and disburse the same: Be it Ordained, by the Lords and
Commons assembled in Parliament, That the said
Three Thousand Pounds be paid accordingly, unto
the said Mr. Billingsley, his Assignee or Assigns, together with the Interest allowed for the same, after the
Rate of Eight Pounds per Centum per Annum, at the End
of every Six Months, until the same shall become payable in Course as aforesaid; and the Receipt or Receipts
of the said John Billingsly, his Assignee or Assigns, to
be the Commissioners of Excise their Discharge in
"And be it further Ordained, That, if the Commissioners of Excise, or any other well-affected Person or Persons, for supplying of the said Forces,
shall advance the said Sum of Three Thousand Pounds,
or any Part thereof, by Way of Loan, that they the
said Commissioners of Excise, their Executors, Administrators, or Assigns, and every other Person or
Persons, their Executors, Administrators, or Assigns,
shall be satisfied the said Three Thousand Pounds, or
so much as they shall advance thereof, out of the
Receipts of the Grand Excise, together with Interest,
for so long Time as the same, or any Part thereof,
shall be forborn, in Manner and Form aforesaid; and
the Assignment or Assignments of the said John Billingsly shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge
unto the Commissioners of Excise, and every of them,
for reimbursing of themselves, and for their Executors, Administrators, or Assigns, being satisfied and
reimbursed, the said Three Thousand Pounds, with
Interest, if they shall advance the same, or such other
Part as they shall advance thereof; or otherwise for
the said Commissioners of Excise their paying the
said Three Thousand Pounds, or any Part or Parcel
thereof, to such other Person or Persons, their Executors, Administrators, or Assigns, as shall advance
and lend the same, or any Part thereof, for the Use
and Purpose aforesaid; whose Receipt or Receipts,
together with the Assignments aforesaid, shall be the
Commissioners of Excise their sufficient Discharge in
that Behalf, if any other than themselves shall advance
or lend the same."
House adjourned till 9a cras.