DIE Mercurii, 13 die Januarii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Strickland.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
L. Stanhope, and the E. of Warwick, &c. about the Post-office.
The Petition of the Lord Stanhope was read, concerning the Patent of Letter-office.
It is Ordered, That he be left to his Course of Law
or Equity, as he shall be advised by his Counsel, according to the former Order of this House.
Paper about the Summer Fleet, from the Admiralty Committee.
The Earl of Warwicke reported a Paper from the
Committee for the Admiralty and Cincue Ports, concerning the next Summer's Fleet: (Here enter it.)
Which was read, and approved of, and Ordered to
be sent to the House of Commons for their Concurrence, that the Navy may be made ready with all Speed.
Sir G. Askew to be Governor of Scilly, and the Garrison to be supplied.
Another Paper was read, from the Committee for the
Admiralty, concerning Sir George Askew.
It is Ordered, That the Concurrence of the House
of Commons be desired, that Sir George Askew may be
Governor of the Isle of Scilly, until both Houses take
Order otherwise; and that some Provisions may be
speedily sent for the Supply of that Garrison.
Sir J. Bridges's Ordinance.
An Ordinance was brought in, concerning Sir John
Bridges, for taking off his Sequestration; which was
read, and Agreed to, and Ordered to be sent to the
House of Commons for their Concurrence.
A Petition of Colonel Kerne was read, and also an
Order for taking off his Sequestration, in regard of his
good Services to the Parliament; and Agreed to, with an
E. of Manchester continued Speaker.
Ordered, That the Earl of Manchester shall be continued Speaker of this House for Six Months longer,
from the First of February next.
E. of Bridgewater and Sir D Watkins.
Ordered, That the Earl of Bridgwater be desired
to give an Answer to Sir David Watkins' Petition.
Sir P Killegrew's Account of Monies laid out.
A Letter from Sir Peter Killegrew was read; informing this House, by several Papers, the Monies which
he hath laid out for the Service of the State.
And it is Ordered, To be sent to the House of
Commons, with Recommendations.
Message from the H. C. with Ordinances, and a Paper from the Scots Commissioners.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Nicolls, &c.; who brought up divers Particulars,
wherein their Lordships Concurrence is desired:
1. An Ordinance for indemnifying Mr. Godolphin, for
his surrendering up of the Isle of Scilly. (Here enter it.)
Read, and Agreed to.
2. An Ordinance for Payment of Fifty Thousand
Pounds, to be paid to particular Persons, being the First
Payment of the last Two Hundred Thousand Pounds to
be paid to the Scotts. (Here enter it.)
Read, and Agreed to.
A Paper from the Scotts Commissioners, concerning
the aforesaid Fifty Thousand Pounds. (Here enter it.)
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees in the Ordinance concerning
Mr. Godolphin, and the Ordinance concerning the Fifty
Message to the H. C. with the Papers from the Admiralty Committee; and about other Particulars.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath:
1. To deliver to them the Paper concerning the next
Summer's Fleet, and the Report concerning Sir George
Askew, with the Sense of this House upon them.
2. To put them in Mind of the Ordinance concerning
Gouldsmithes Hall, and the Ordinance for putting down
3. To deliver to them the Letter and Papers inclosed
of Sir Peter Killigrew, with Recommendations.
Countess of Exeter to have a Reparation for her Losses.
Upon reading the Petition of the Countess of Exeter:
It is Ordered, To be recommended to the House of
Commons, that she may have some Reparation for her
Losses for her adhering to the Parliament.
Alderman Fowkes and the E. I. Co.
Upon reading the Petition of Alderman Foukes: It is
Ordered, That the India Company shall bring those
Books To-morrow to this House as is desired in the Petition, to be made Use of at the Hearing of the Cause
Langham and Lymbrey.
Ordered, That Alderman Langham's Cause, against
Captain Lymbery, shall be put off till Tuesday Morning
Instructions for the L. Lieut. of Ireland.
Ordered, That the Instructions concerning the
Lord Lieutenant of Ireland shall be taken into Consideration on Friday Morning next, the First Business.
Ordinance to disable sequestered Ministers.
An Ordinance was brought in, to disable such Ministers to have any Living, or Lecture, as have adhered
to the Enemy against the Parliament, &c. which was
read Twice, and committed to these Lords following:
Any Five, to meet on Friday Morning next, at
Nine of the Clock; and aftewards to adjourn
from Time to Time as they please.
Mr. Justice Pheasant,
Mr. Justice Rolls, and
Mr. Baron Atkins,
Sir H. Mildmay and Sir T. Cheek.
Ordered, That Sir Henry Mildmay's Cause shall
be heard on Monday next; the Parties to have Notice.
D. of Bucks took the Covenant.
The Lord Hunsdon reported, "That the Duke of
Buckingham hath taken and subscribed the Covenant."
Papers concerning Ireland.
The Lord Wharton delivered in divers Papers from
the Committee of both Kingdoms, concerning Ireland,
which are to be read To-morrow.
Herbert to be instituted to Weltham.
Ordered, &c. That Mr. Doctor Heath, or his lawful Deputy, are hereby authorized and required, upon
Sight of this Order, to give Institution and Induction
unto Wm. Herbert Clerk, Master of Arts, to the Rectory
of Weltham, in the County of Suff. void by the Death
of Mr. Jo. Sellers Clerk, the late Incumbent, Salvo Jure
cujuscunque; the said Mr. Herbert taking the National
League and Covenant, and producing his Presentation
thereunto under the Hand and Seal of the Earl of Manchester, the lawful Patron pleno Jure.
Ordinance to clear Godolphin of his Delinquency, on the Surrender of the Isle of Scilly.
"Be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That Francis Godolphin, of
Godolphin, in the County of Cornwall, Esquire, suing
forth his Pardon under the Great Seal of England,
and taking the Negative Oath and the Covenant,
shall, from and after the Surrender of the Castle of
St. Marye's in Silly, together with the Forts, Fortresses, Sconces, and other Fortifications, as well in Treshawe as in the Island of Silly, belonging to the Garrison there, with their Ordnance, Ammunition, and
Furniture of War, be understood to have compounded for his Delinquency against the Parliament, and
shall stand and be absolutely and freely pardoned,
released, and discharged of and from the same, and
of and from the Payment of the Fifth and Twentieth
Part of his Estate, and restored unto his Estate, as
well Real as Personal; and shall and may, from and
after the 29th Day of September, 1646, receive the
Rents and Profits of all his sequestered Estate, or liable to Sequestration by Ordinance of Parliament, with
all Arrears resting and remaining in the Tenants
Hands, and then not converted to the Use of the Parliament; and that the said Francis Godolphin, or any
other by or under him employed, shall not at any
Time hereafter be questioned by the Parliament, or
sued, molested, or troubled, by any particular Person or Persons, for any Act or Acts done in any of
the Islands of Silly, or elsewhere, since the Beginning of this War, relating to this War, done by, or
upon, or in Pursuance of, any Warrant or Commission
from the King's Majesty, or from Prince Charles Duke
of Cornwall, mediately or immediately directing the
same, in or by seizing or converting of any Ships or
Goods at Sea, in Harbour or elsewhere, felling, coaling, or carrying, of any Timber, Wood, or Coal, to
the said Islands or elsewhere, for levying, raising, or
collecting, of any Sum or Sums of Money, within the
County of Cornwall or elsewhere, towards the Relief,
Supportation, or Maintenance, of any Forces or Garrison in the said Island or Castle of Silly; but therein, and of and from the same, shall be (fn. *)
saved harmless, by the Authority of both Houses of
Parliament; and that His Majesty's Solicitor General
be hereby required and authorized to prepare a Pardon unto the said Francis Godolphin, according to the
Pardon agreed and passed both Houses, and the Tenor or
Effect of this present Ordinance; which said Pardon, so
prepared, the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England for the Time being are to pass under the said
Great Seal accordingly, for which this Ordinance, or
the Duplicate thereof, shall be a sufficient Warrant."
Ordinance concerning the Payment of 50,000l. of the last 200,000l. to be paid to the Scots.
"Whereas, at the Desire of the Commissioners of
the Parliament of Scotland, Fifty Thousand Pounds,
Part of the First Hundred Thousand Pounds of the
last Two Hundred Thousand Pounds of the Four
Hundred Thousand Pounds agreed to be paid to the
Kingdom of Scotland, in the Articles of Agreement
betwixt Committees of both Houses and the said Commissioners for the Parliament of Scotland, of the 23th
of December, 1646, to be paid to such Persons, and
in such Proportions, as are hereafter expressed in this
Ordinance: Be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, and it is hereby Ordained, That the aforesaid Fifty Thousand Pounds
shall, at Twelve Months after the Payment of the Second Hundred Thousand Pounds of the said Four
Hundred Thousand Pounds, be proportionably paid,
according to the Desire of the said Commissioners of
the Parliament of Scotland, in Manner following;
(videlicet,) the Sum of Ten Thousand Pounds Sterling to Archibald Marquis of Argile; to Doctor John
Sharpe, One Thousand Three Hundred Thirty-three
Pounds, Six Shillings, and Eight Pence; the Sum of
Three Thousand Eight Hundred Sixty-six Pounds,
Twelve Shillings, and Four Pence, to James Maxwell
of Innerwick Esquire; the Sum of Nineteen Thousand
Eight Hundred Pounds, Thirteen Shillings, and Four
Pence, to Sir William Dick Knight; the Sum of Six
Thousand Sixty-nine Pounds, Fifteen Shillings, and
Four Pence, to Mr. James Stewart Bailiff of Edinburgh;
the Sum of Six Thousand (fn. *)
Thirty-nine Pounds, Fifteen
Shillings, and Four Pence, for Mr. James Hamilton of
Bogs; and the Sum of Three Thousand Six Hundred
Forty-one Pounds, (fn. *)
Seventeen Shillings, to Mr. Thomas
Cuningham Merchant; out of the Receipt of such Monies as shall come in and be received by Fines and
Compositions, made, and to be made, with Papists
and Delinquents, or by Sale of Papists and Delinquents Estates: And this present Ordinance shall be
to the Treasurers of Gouldsmiths Hall, and to all other
Treasurers whatsoever, that now have, or shall hereafter have, the Receipt of such Monies as shall come
in by Fines and Compositions, made, and to be
made, with Papists Delinquents, or by Sale of Papists
and Delinquents Estates, a sufficient Power and Authority for to pay the said Fifty Thousand Pounds
as aforesaid, unto the Persons aforementioned,
or to any their Assignee or Assigns, respectively,
whose respective Acquittances shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said Treasurers; and the Payment of
the said Fifty Thousand Pounds as aforesaid shall also
be a sufficient Discharge to the Kingdom of England
of the said Fifty Thousand Pounds, Part of the last
Two Hundred Thousand Pounds before mentioned,
according to the Agreement of the said Commissioners
of Scotland, who are thereunto authorized, as is expressed in a Paper from the Commissioners of Scotland,
subscribed (by Command of the Commissioners for
the Parliament of Scotland) John Cheisly, of the
Date of 5 Januarii, 1647; read together with this
Paper from the Scots Commissioners concerning it.
"Whereas, in the 17th Article of the Agreement
betwixt your Lordships and us, of the Day and Date
thereof, for the better Sattisfaction and Security of
some private Persons of the Kingdome of Scotland,
who have advanced greate Summes of Money, Provisions, and other Necessaryes, dureinge these Troubles,
it is agreed, That the Summe of Fifty Thousand Pounds,
part of the last 200,000£. of the 400,000£. shal bee
paid to the said Persons: Wee, the Commissioners of
the Kingdome of Scotland, according to the Direction
and Warrant of the Parliament of Scotland, doe desire the said Summe of 50,000£. may bee proportionably paid, in Manner following; (videlicet,) the Summe
of Ten Thousand Pounds to Archibald Marquis of Argile; to Doctor John Sharpe, One Thousand Three
Hundred Thirty-three Pounds, Six Shillings, Eight
Pence; the Sume of Three Thousand Eight Hundred
Three Score Six Pounds, Thirteene Shillings, Fower
Pence, to James Maxwell of Innerwick Esquire; the
Summe of 19,800£. 12s. 4d. to Sir Will'm Dicke Knight;
the Summe of 6,069£. 15s. 4d. to Mr. James Stewart
Bailiff of Edinburgh; the Summe of (fn. *)
6,069£. 15s. 4d.
to Mr. James Hamilton of Bogs; and the Summe of
Three Thousand Six Hundred Forty-one Pounds
Seaven Shillings, to Mr. Thomas Cunningham Mer
chant: And wee, the said Commissioners authorised
thereunto by the Parliament of Scotland, doe in their
Names agree, that the respective Acquittances of the
Persons aforementioned, or their Assignes, to the Treasurers of such Receipts as shall come in and bee received
by Fynes and Compositions, made, and to bee made,
with Papists and Delinquents, or by Sale of Papists
and Delinquents Estates, shal bee a sufficient Discharge to the Kingdome of England, of the said Fifty
Thousand Pounds, Part of the last Two Hundred
Thousand Pounds aforementioned.
5 Januarii, 164 7/6
"By Comaund of the Commissioners
for the Parliament of Scotland.
Paper from the Admiralty Committee, for Sir George Askew to be Governor of Scilly, and for the Garrison to be supplied.
"Die Martis, 12 Jan. 1646.
At the Committee of Lords and Commons for
the Admiralty and Cinque Ports.
Whereas, upon the Rendering of the Isle of Scilly
to Sir George Ascue Captain of His Majesty's Ship The
Expedition (being appointed by Captain Batten to
manage that Treaty), this Committee ordered him to
stay at that Island, and to take Care of the Command
thereof, until the Parliament should otherwise dispose
of the Government; and that his Ship should be
called Home: And whereas it hath been presented
to this Committee, on the said Sir George Ascue's Behalf, That he hath, in Obedience to that Order, remained there, upon his own Charge, without any Allowance from the State, to his very great Expence;
and that some special Affairs of his own do require
some Return Home for some Time: Ordered, That
his Pay as Captain of The Expedition (being now in
Harbour) be continued to him during her late Stay
Abroad; and that it be recommended, from this Committee, to both Houses of Parliament, that, until they
shall please otherwise to dispose of the said Government, he may be settled therein, and may have a
competent Allowance for his past Expences and future Support, and Liberty to make his Repair hither,
substituting a Deputy to attend the said Command in
his Absence; as also that, forasmuch as the preserving the said Island in the Parliament's Hands is of so
much Concernment to the Trade of this Kingdom,
Provision may be made for the Safety thereof.
"Will. Jessop, Secretary."
Papers from them, concerning the Summer Fleet.
"Die Martis, 12 Januarii, 1646.
By the Committee of Lords and Commons for
the Admiralty and Cinque Ports.
In Conformity to an Order of the House of Peers,
dated the 6th of this Instant January, whereby it is
re-committed to this Committee, That more of the
King's Ships and fewer of the Merchants Ships than
are mentioned in a List annexed to a former Report
from this Committee, dated 31 Dec. last, concerning
the next Summer's Fleet, may be appointed for the
said Service: Ordered, That the Reasons upon
which the said Report was grounded be represented
to the said House; and that the same, together with
the said former Report, be recommended to their
Lordships Consideration, with this Addition, That,
instead of Six (mentioned in that Report) there may
be Eight Second-rate Ships, graved, rigged, and fitted
to go forth to Sea upon any Emergency, and Power
given for the setting of them forth accordingly, upon
any special Occasion, for the Kingdom's Defence.
"W. Jessop, Secretary."
"Reasons to be presented to the House of Peers,
from the Committee of Lords and Commons
for the Admiralty and Cinque Ports, in Confirmation of what the said Committee offered
as their Opinion concerning the next Summer's Fleet.
The Proportion of Victuals, which, by Order of
both Houses, is to be prepared for the next Summer's Fleet, is with respect to Five Thousand Men,
the Forty-one Ships, Frigates, and smaller Vessels of
the Navy; and the Thirteen Merchants Ships mentioned in this Committee's Report concerning the next
Summer's Fleet were (after consulting with the principal Officers of the Navy) nominated in order to
that Number of Men.
Not any of the serviceable Ships or Vessels of the
Navy under the Degree of the Second Rate are left
out of the List annexed to the said Report.
If the One Thousand and Five Men thereby allotted
to Thirteen Merchants Ships (being above One Fifth of
the whole Number) should be all employed in Secondrate Ships, they would not compleatly man Four such
Ships, whereby the Number of the whole Fleet would
be much lessened.
For the ordinary Services of protecting Trade and
Convoy, smaller Vessels of convenient Force will be
more useful than great Ships, by their Opportunity
of entering into Harbours, and plying upon Coasts
where great Ships may not safely adventure.
Three or Four smaller Vessels of competent Force
may be kept at Sea at an equal Charge of One of
the Second-rate Ships, which can attend but One
Place at a Time, is unfit for Convoys, will in all Likelihood lie for the most Part in Harbour; whereas, by
increasing the Number (through the Advantage
of smaller Ships), more Convoys and other Services
of an ordinary Nature will be attended, and as well
Most of the Ships of the Navy mentioned in the
said List are now at Sea, and must come into Harbour about Spring, to be fitted for the next Summer,
which necessitates to provide a greater Number of
fresh Ships than those of the Navy that are in Harbour and serviceable can possibly make up; else the
Coasts will be unguarded, and the Trade of the
If any Foreign Preparation shall be in Hand for
Infestment of this Kingdom, Provision therefore is
made in that Report, by proposing, That, over and
above the Forty-one Ships of the Navy therein mentioned, Six other of the Second-rate Ships may be
graved, rigged, and fitted for Sea; that Captains for
them may be appointed by both Houses, and Authority given for the setting of them forth, as there
shall appear Cause, for the Kingdom's Defence; which,
being so fitted, may upon any Emergency be sent
forth in due Season, and the great Charge of keeping them forth at Sea in the mean Time saved."
"Die Jovis, 31 Decembris, 1646.
At the Committee of Lords and Commons for
the Admiralty and Cinque Ports.
On Consideration of what the Commissioners of
the Navy have certified (upon a Reference from this
Committee), touching the Number and Quality of
Ships fit for the next Summer's Fleet, with respect to the Number of Five Thousand Men; and
of a Report this Day made by several Members of
this Committee to whom the Consideration thereof
was specially referred: Ordered, That it be reported to both Houses, to be the Opinion of this
Committee, That the Ships and Frigates mentioned in
the annexed List (being Part of the Navy of this
Kingdom), and Thirteen Merchant Ships for compleating the Number of Five Thousand Men, be prepared, equipped, and furnished with Stores of all
Sorts, to go forth to Sea for the next Summer's Fleet;
as also that (over and besides the Ships therein mentioned) such Six other of the Second-rate Ships (fn. *)
this Committee shall appoint be graved, rigged, and
fitted for Sea; and that this Committee be authorized to set them forth (under Command of such Persons as shall for that End be before-hand approved of
by both Houses) as there shall appear Cause, for the
Defence of this Kingdom, and the rest of His Majesty's Dominions, or the opposing of any Force at
Sea, that shall attempt or intend any Infestment
thereunto; and that the Pleasure of both Houses be
W. Jessop, Secretary."
"A List of such of His Majesty's Ships and Pinnaces as are conceived fit to be set forth towards the making up of a Fleet, manned with
Five Thousand Men, for the next Summer's
|"13 Merchant Ships,
House adjourned till 10a cras.