DIE Saturni, 21 die Novembris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Gibb.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
L. Stourton tenders himself.
The Speaker acquainted the House, "That the Lord
Stourton hath been with him since his coming to Town,
to render himself to the Pleasure of the Parliament."
Boilston and Stitch, about the Rectory of Weston.
Upon reading the Answer of Thomas Boilston, Clerk:
It is Ordered, That this House will confirm the Order of this House, made for giving Boilston Institution
and Induction to the Church of Weston, in the County
of Derby, unless Thomas Stitch do shew Cause to the
contrary on Thursday next, and make it appear to this
House that he is not a Convict Recusant.
Ordinance to be brought in, for making Powder, on Worsley's Petition.
Upon reading the Petition of Benjamin Worsley, and
also a Certificate from the Aldermen of the City of
London, concerning the making of Gunpowder.
(Here enter them.)
It is Ordered, That an Ordinance to this Purpose
be brought into this House; and when it is passed, to
send the same to the House of Commons.
Paper from the Spanish Ambassador.
Next, was read a Paper from the Spanish Ambassador,
concerning the Fifty Thousand Pounds borrowed of
Spanish Merchants, by the Parliament, upon the Public
Faith. (Here enter it.)
Ordered, To be committed to the Committee for
Hall to be instituted to Stoke Ash.
Ordered, That Doctor Heath shall give Institution
and Induction to Oliver Hall Clerk, Master of Arts, to
the Rectory of Stoke Ash, in the County of Suff. void by
the Resignation of Robert Clerke the late Incumbent;
the said Mr. Hall producing his Presentation thereunto
under the Hand and Seal of Rob't Willes the lawful Patron thereof (pro hác vice): And this with a Salvo Jure
cujuscunque; he first taking the solemn League and Covenant.
Ministers to take the Covenant before their Institution.
Ordered, That no Ministers shall be inducted and
instituted to any Livings before they have first taken
Howard, a Pass to come Home, and return to Holland.
Ordered, That Mr. Thomas Howard shall have a
Pass, with Four Servants, to come into England, and
stay here Two Months from his Arrival, and afterwards
to go (fn. *) to his Charge in Holland again; and the Concurrence of the House of Commons to be desired herein.
Willan to be instituted to Hoxne,
Ordered, That Doctor Aylett shall give Institution
and Induction to Edward Willan Clerk, to the Rectory
of Hoxne, in the County of Suff. void by the Resignation of Oliver Hall Clerk, the late Incumbent; the
said Mr. Willan producing his Presentation thereunto
under the Hand and Seal of Tho. Oliver the Patron:
And this with a salvo Jure cujuscunque: Provided, That
the (fn. *) said Mr. Willan do first take the solemn League
and Constable to Allhallows in Huntingdon.
Ordered, That Doctor Aylett do give Institution
and Induction to Steven Constable Clerk, Master of Arts,
to the Rectory of Allhallowes and St. John's, in the Town
of Huntingdon, in Com. Huntingdon, now void; the said
Mr. Constable producing his Presentation thereunto under the Great Seal of England; the said Steven Constable
first taking the National League and Covenant: And this
with a salvo Jure cujuscunque.
Ordinance for Banks to be Rector of Ivy Church.
Upon reading the Petition of John Banks Minister;
shewing, "That the Rectory of Ivy Church, in the
County of Kent (formerly in the Patronage of the
Bishop of (fn. †) ), is now void, by the Death of the late
Incumbent, Thomas Jackson Doctor in Divinity; and
the Petitioner hath a Certificate from some of the
Assembly of Divines, of his Abilities for the Work of
Hereupon this House Ordered, That an Ordinance
for the presenting him to the said Rectory shall be
brought into this House.
Langham & al. and Lymbrey & al.
This Day being appointed for the Judges to deliver
their Opinions, "Whether the Case between Alderman Langham, &c. and Captain Lymbery and others,
as it was opened at this Bar, be within the Statute of
4 H. IV. or no?"
And Mr. Baron Trevor made this Report following,
as the unanimous Opinion of the Judges; videlicet,
"We are of Opinion, That this Case, as it hath
been opened at the Bar before your Lordships, as
touching the Judgement in the King's Bench, is within the Statute of 4 H. IV.; the which is all (as we
conceive) that is referred to us upon that Statute in
And the Question being put, "Whether to defer
the Consideration of this concerning the Statute of 4 H. IV, till Tuesday Morning next,
And it was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Trelawny and his Creditors.
Ordered, That Trelawny and his Creditors shall be
heard on Monday Morning next.
Mrs. Rous and Fitchett.
Upon reading the Petition of Eliz. Rous, against Mr.
Fitchett, who hath the Protection of this House: It is
Ordered, That the said Mr. Fitchett shall have a Copy
of the Petition, and return his Answer to this House on
Jennings and Gery.
Ordered, Upon the reading of the Petition of Thomas Jennyns, That Mr. Gery shall have a Copy of the
Petition, and shew Cause unto this House on Tuesday
next why the Petition should not be granted.
Plowden, a Pass to France.
Ordered, That Mr. Plowden shall have a Pass, with
his Two Servants, to go into France, and return again
Worsley's Petition, for a Patent for making Salt-petre.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords and
Commons assembled in Parliament.
"The humble Petition of Benjamin Worsley;
"That your Petitioner, considering the great Use and
Necessity of Salt-petre, with the Encouragements
lately given thereunto in some Ordinance of Parliament, hath at length, by certain Experiments, found
out a Way of making the same without any Burthen
at all to the Subject, either in pressing their Carts
and Servants, digging up of Houses, Cellars, or Stables, or the least incroaching upon the Liberties and
Privileges of any; it tending only to the better Improvement of some Materials, and Employment of divers Poor in this Kingdom.
"In Consideration whereof, and that your Petitioner
desireth not by it to debar the importing of Salt-petre from any Foreign Part, or to hinder those that
make it after the common Way now used;
"May it therefore please this Honourable Court
to grant your Petitioner Letters Patents for
the same, according to former Precedents, and
the Tenor of an Act of Parliament.
"And your Petitioner shall ever pray, &c.
Certificate from the Committee of Aldermen about it.
"Martis, 7 Die Aprilis, 1646, Annoque Regis Caroli, Angl. &c. Vicesimo Secundo.
"This Day Sir John Wollaston Knight and Alderman,
Sir John Gaire Knight and Alderman, Mr. Sheriff
Foote Alderman, and Mr. Alderman Witham, Committees formerly appointed to consider of the Propositions presented by Benjamin Worsley Gentleman,
touching the making of Salt-petre, did deliver into
this Court a Report in Writing, under their Hands,
how they find the same, and their Opinions; the
Tenor whereof is as followeth; (videlicet,)
"To the Right Honourable Thomas Adams Lord
Mayor of the City of Lond. and to his Right
Worshipful Brethren of the same.
"According to an Order of this Honourable Court
of the 17th of February last, we, whose Names are
hereunder written, do humbly certify, That we have
met together, and taken into Consideration the Propositions presented by Benjamin Worsley Gentleman, in
in the said Order named, in the Behalf of the Kingdom, concerning the making of Salt-petre, and of
his Motions to the City touching the same: We have
likewise demanded of the same Mr. Worsely many Particulars about the said Subject; and from his Answers
have received so much Satisfaction, as seemeth probable to us, of his Ability to make (after a Year or
Two) some Quantity of Salt-petre, without digging up
of Houses or Cellars: His Contrivement we also conceive, in several respects, greatly to tend to the Public Good, and in special to the Interest of this City,
without discerning his Way can be prejudicial (in the
least) unto any; he being neither desirous to debar
any to import the said Commodities, and to make it
after the Way it is now used; but rather beneficial
to all, both in general to the Subject, by removing
divers Annoyances and Inconveniencies they now suffer under, and in particular to poor People, many of
whom he will thereby set on Work and employ.
"Nevertheless, we leave the further Consideration
hereof to this Honourable Court.
"This 7th of April, 1646.
"The which Report being here openly read, was
allowed of, and ordered to be entered into the
Paper from the Spanith Ambassader, about the Repayment of 50,000l. borrowed, for the Public Use, of Spanish Merchants, Part of the Cargo of The Sancta Clara.
"To the Right Honourable Lords and Commons
in Parliament assembled.
"Don Alonso De Cardenas, of the Council of His
Catholic Majesty, and His Ambassador in this Kingdom, doth represent to your Honours, That, having
received particular strict Orders from the King his
Master, to demand of the Parliament, that forthwith
Command may be given to pay the Fifty Thousand
Pounds Sterling, and the Interest thereof, which your
Honours do retain, assured upon the Public Faith of
this Kingdom to the Spanish Merchants, who have
delivered the annexed Petition unto his Lordship; and
in regard his Lordship extremely desireth that a good
Correspondence may be preserved, and that the King
his Master may see the Parliament's reciprocal Intentions to comply therewith, specially in a Business so
plain and without any Difficulty; his Lordship hopeth
your Honours will be pleased to order it accordingly,
being your Honours noble Promise by your Orders
which were made in this Business; and (fn. *) so his Lordship most earnestly doth demand it, in the Name of
the King his Master.
11 Novembris, 1646.
"Per Mandam't de sie Ex'cia.
"Ag't de la Amb'd."
Petition from the Spanith Merchants to him about it.
"To His Excellency Don Alonso De Cardenas, of the
Council of His Catholic Majesty, and His Ambassador in England.
"The humble Petition of Ignatis De Landajuola,
Marcos De Larrumbide, and Alonso De Trada,
Spaniards, for themselves and in the Behalf
of their Friends, by virtue of their Procurations, interessed in the Lading of the Ship
St. Clara, Benedick Stafford Master, which
came from the Island of S'to Domingo;
"That, in the Month of August, in the Year 1642,
was unladen in the Port of Southampton the Lading
of the said Ship, consisting of Cochineal, Tobacco,
Hides, and other Commodities, to the Value of above
Seventy Thousand Pounds, besides Thirty Thousand
Pounds in Silver proceeding of your Petitioners Goods
and Merchandizes; from whence it was brought, by
the Parliament's Order, to this City of London, who
took into their Possession the said Thirty Thousand
Pounds in Silver, and caused your Petitioners to pay
Twenty Thousand Pounds more upon their Goods,
with Assurance of the Public Faith that the same
should be re-paid unto your Petitioners: That your
Petitioners, having solicited Re-payment thereof with
little Hope, have been constrained most humbly to
address themselves to His Catholic Majesty their Sovereign and Master, and represent unto His said Majesty the great Damage they sustain by the Delay in
delivering the said Monies unto your Petitioners, and
the Misery in which through that Means they are reduced; whereupon His Majesty was graciously pleased
to refer the Business to His Royal Council of The Indies, where the whole Proceedings and Circumstances
of the Business was examined; and thereupon were
granted these His said Majesty's Orders, which your
Petitioners present unto his Excellency.
"Therefore your Petitioners most humbly beseech
your Excellency, that, in Execution of the
same, you would be pleased to assist them,
and procure the Parliament to command that
forthwith full and entire Satisfaction be given
your Petitioners, of Fifty Thousand Pounds
Sterling, with Interest.
"And your Petitioners, as in Duty bound,
Perused and allowed by us,
House adjourned till 10a cras.