House of Lords Journal Volume 5
3 March 1643

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 5: 3 March 1643', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 5: 1642-1643 (1767-1830), pp. 632-636. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=35040 Date accessed: 20 September 2014.


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DIE Veneris, videlicet, 3 die Martii.

PRAYERS.

Earl of Manchester, Speaker.

Printers that are committed to be proceeded against.

Ordered, That this House will proceed against the Printers, committed to The Fleet for printing and publishing scandalous Books and Pamphlets, upon Monday (fn. *) Morning; and that Enquiry be made after the Printer that printed the Book, intituled, A Declaration to His Majesty, concerning the Queen, &c.

D. of Vendosme stopped at Uxbridge, and searched by Sir Samuel Luke.

Speaker to write to the L. General to examine the Business.

The House being informed, "That, at Uxbridge, the Duke of Vendosme was searched, by Sir Samuell Luke, going to Oxfored by Leave of the Lord General, as Sir Samuell Luke reported; though the said Duke had the Order of this House that he should pass uninterrupted, without Searching; and that Two Men were hurt by the Soldiers:" Which Incivility to the said Duke, being a Stranger, and a Person of great Quality, and the Disrespect shewed to the Order of this House, their Lordships were sensible of; and, because Sir Sam. Luke is a Member of the House of Commons, and an Officer of the Army, it is Ordered, That the Speaker of this House shall write to the Lord General, to examine this Business, and think of some Way how this House shall receive Satisfaction for the Disrespect shewed to the Order of this House, and how the said Duke of Vendosme may receive Reparation for this Incivility.

Mr. Thorne to allow a Maintenance to Mr. Houlden for supplying the Cure of St. Cuthberts, in Bedford.

Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of St. Cutberts, in the Town of Bedford, desiring "That Mr. Thorne may allow a competent Maintenance to Mr. Houlden, to supply that Cure;" to which Mr. Thorne, at this Bar, submitted to what their Lordships shall please to Order herein: Herein this House desired the Earl of Bollingbrooke to enquire what Allowance is fitting to allow for the Supply of the said Cure, and report the same to this House; and then their Lordships will take the same into Consideration.

Message from the H. C. with the following Ordinance and Orders for Concurrence.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Rob't Harley, Knight of the Bath:

To desire their Lordships Concurrence with the House of Commons in several Orders, as followeth:

1. An Ordinance concerning the raising of the Weekly Assessment for the Maintenance of the Army, with the Names of divers (fn. †) Persons, which are added to the Committees of divers Counties. (Here enter it.)

Agreed.

2. An Order concerning the raising of Sixty Thousand Pounds in London. (Here enter.)

Agreed to.

3. An Order for Mr. Holland to pay to the Lord Viscount Say & Seale, Seven Hundred and Ninety-four Pounds. (Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

4. An Order that there (fn. ‡) be a present Trial of the Coin in the Mint, by a sufficient Jury, according as hath been usual.

Agreed to.

5. An Order of Indemnity to the Sheriffs of London, for not proclaiming Proclamations sent to them from the King, &c. (Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

6. An Order concerning Merchants Goods in the Store-house at the Custom-house, &c. (Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

7. An Order concerning Cochineal brought in The St. Clare, &c. (Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

8. An Order for sequestering the Profits of the Parsonage of St. Andrewes Wardrope, from Dr. Isaackson, &c. (Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

9. An Order for sequestering the Profits of the Parsonage of Keyne, in Essex. (Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

10. An Order for sequestering the Profits of the Parsonage of St. Albanes, in Woodstreate, London, &c. (Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

11. An Order for sequestering the Profits of the Parsonage of St. Mary Maudlines. (Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

12. An Order to sequester the Profits of the Parish Church of Bashinghall, in London, &c. (Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

The Answer returned to the Messengers was:

Answer.

That this House agrees with the House of Commons in all the Orders and Ordinances now brought up.

Message from the H.C. with an Order concerning New-England.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Rigby, Esquire:

To desire their Lordships Concurrence in an Order concerning New-England.

Which was read; and some Alterations were made therein.

The Answer returned was:

Answer.

That this House will (fn. *) send them an Answer by Messengers of their own.

Returned to the H.C. with some Alterations.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Dr. Aylett and Dr. Heath:

To deliver to the House of Commons the Order concerning New-England, with the Alterations.

Townshend, the King's, Servant, protected from Arrests.

Upon reading the Petition of Aurelian Townshend, That he is threatened to be arrested, upon an Action of Six Hundred Pounds, at the Suit of one Tully a Silkman, for Commodities he bespoke for the Use of the Lord Kinalmeky;" and, in regard the said Aurelian Townesend is the King's Ordinary Servant, this House Ordered, he should have the Protection of this House, to free him (fn. †) from Arrests; and that he shall have the Freedom of Privilege of Parliament.

Ordinance for raising Dragoons in Surrey.

Next, the Ordinance for raising Five Hundred Dragoons in the County of Surrey was read, formerly brought up from the House of Commons.

Respited until the Gentlemen of Surrey be heard.

Ordinance to raise Money, for the Weekly Maintenance of the Army; with Names of Committees for several Counties.

"Whereas the Lords and Commons now assembled in Parliament have lately passed an Ordinance for the Weekly Raising of Money, for the Maintenance of the Army and Forces raised by the Parliament, intituled, "An Ordinance of both Houses of Parliament, for the speedy Raising and Levying of Money, for the Maintenance of the Army raised by the Parliament, and other great Affairs of the Common wealth, by a Weekly Assessment upon every County;" in which Ordinance, by reason of the Necessity of the speedy passing thereof, and putting the same in Execution, some Omissions were made, in the Nomination of Committees, and otherwise: For Redress whereof, be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That all and every the Aldermens Deputies and the Common Council Men of the City of London shall be, and hereby are, Committees for the said City and Liberties thereof; Sir Thomas Fowler Knight and Baronet, Sir Edward Barkham Knight and Baronet, Sir Richard Sprignell Baronet, Sir John Coniers Knight, Lieutenant of The Tower of London, Sir James Harrington Knight, Sir Robert Wood Knight, Justinian Pagett, William Swallow, John Huxley, Esquires, Sir Rob't Pye, Sir Wm. Aston, John Glyn, John Trenchard, and Wm. Wheeler, Esquires, William Bell, John Brigham, Anthony Withers, George Blenner-hassett, and Wm. Barnes, Gentlemen, shall be, and are hereby made, Committees for the County of Midd. and the City and Liberty of Westminster.

"For Surrey. Sir Ambrosse Browne Baronet.

"Sir Anthony Vincent Knight and Baronet.
"Mr. Edward Sanders.
"Mr. Robert Holeman.
"Mr. Robert Haughton.
"Mr. George Evelin, and
"Sir John Dingley.

"For Staff. Michaell Noble Esquire.
For Lancast. Sir Thomas Stanley.
For Hunt. John Bulkley Esquire.
For Kent. Sir Edward Boys.

"Sir James Oxenden.
"Sir Richard Hardres.
"Samuell Short Esquire.
"The Mayor of Tenterden for the Time being.
"William Boys,
"H. Stamford,
Esquires.

"For Dorsetshire.

"Wm. Savage,
"Thomas Tregonell,
"Richard Brodrepp,
"John Hanham,
"Wm. Sidenham Junior,
"Rob't Butler,
Esquires.

For the City of Chester.

"Wm. Junce, Mayor.
"John Aldersey,
"Peter Leigh,
"Wm. Edwards,
Merchants.

For Suff.

"Sir William Plaiters Knight and Baronet.
"Sir John Wentworth Knight.
"Sir Phillip Parker Knight.
"Maurice Barrowe,
"Nicholas Bacon,
"Wm. Bloyse,
"Edmond Harvey,
Esquires.
"Francis Brewster Gentleman.

"For the Town of Leicester.

"Richard Ludlam, now Mayor of Leic.
"Wm. Stanley, One of the Aldermen there.
"Evers Armyn.

"For Warwick, and the City of Coventry.

"Isaack Bromwich,
"Rob't Phippes,
Esquires.

"For Nott. Thomas Hutchinson Esquire.

"For Essex.

"Sir Harbottell Grimston Baronet:
"Sir Thomas Cheeke Knight.
"Henry Wiseman Esquire.
"Rob't Smith Esquire.
"Rob't Browne Esquire.
"Wm. Atwood Esquire.
"Nathaniell Bacon Esquire.
"John Mead Esquire.
"Rob't Wiseman of Mayland, Esquire.
"Isaack Allyn of Hasely Esquire.
"Samuell Fribourne Esquire.
"Peter Whitcombe Esquire.
"Rob't Young Esquire.
"Jeremy Aylett Gentleman.
"Henry Farre Esquire.
"William Collard Gentleman.
"Rob't Crane Gentleman.
"Rob't Walthropp Gentleman.
"John Eldred Esquire.

"Which Committees, in their several and respective Places for which they are nominated and appointed Committees, shall have the like Power and Authority, for the assessing and raising of the said Weekly Assessment, as other Committees appointed by the said Ordinance are hereby respectively Ordained to have; And it is further Ordained, by the Authority aforesaid, That all and every Person and Persons, being a Freeman of the City, that have gone out of the City of London, or the Liberties thereof, since the First Day of October, 1642, shall be assessed in the said City, towards the raising of the Weekly Sum of Ten Thousand Pounds laid upon that City; and the Sum so assessed shall be levied upon them and their Estates, wherever the same shall be found, according to the said Ordinance: And whereas it is Ordered, by the said Ordinance, That the City of London shall have allowed unto them the Sum of Three Thousand Pounds a Month, during the Continuance thereof, for the Discharge of their Watches and Soldiers raised by them, and in their Pay, out of the Weekly Sum of Ten Thousand Pounds laid upon them, it is now further Ordained, That the Sum of Three Thousand Pounds more shall be Monthly allowed unto them, out of the said Weekly Sum, for the Purposes aforesaid, and for the providing of Arms and Ammunition, and for raising of Fortifications, and other incident Charges, so that the whole Allowance to be made unto them every Month, during the Continuance of the said Ordinance, is to be Six Thousand Pounds, to be paid to the Committee for the Militia for the said City."

Ordinance for securing the 60,000l. to be raised in London.

"Whereas a Committee of Lords and Commons have, in the Name of both Houses of Parliament, lately desired the Lord Mayor, the Aldermen, Common Council Men, and Citizens of London, to advance the Sum of Sixty Thousand Pounds, for the present Supply of the Army: It is this Day Ordered and Declared, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That all Persons who have already lent, or shall lend, any Monies towards the speedy making up of the Sum aforesaid, shall be re-paid the same, with Consideration for Forbearance thereof, after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Cent. out of the First Monies to be raised on the Weekly Assessment, that by the late Ordinance of both Houses of Parliament are now forthwith to be made, as well in the rest of the Kingdom as in the City of London; the same to be paid after the Proportion of One Third Part of the same Sum to be lent and advanced Monthly."

Order for 794l. to Lord Say & Seal, advanced for Maintenance of the King's younger Children.

"Whereas the Lord Viscount Say & Seale did, about August last, borrow and lend Seven Hundred and Ninety-four Pounds, for and towards the Household Expences of His Majesty's Children at St. James: It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, That Mr. Holland shall re-pay the said Seven Hundred Ninety-four Pounds unto the said Lord Say, out of such Monies as are now remaining in the Hands of Sir Ralph Freeman, or his Deputies; and that the said Sir Ralph Freeman, or his Deputies, do forthwith pay all such Sums of Money as are remaining in their Hands, due to His Majesty, unto the said Mr. Holland, according to a former Ordinance of Parliament."

Ordinance to indemnify the Sheriffs of London, for not publishing the King's Proclamations, &c.

"Whereas divers Proclamations, Writs, and Messages, some under the Great Seal, and some under the Privy Signet, have been directed and delivered unto Alderman Langham and Alderman Andrews, then and yet Sheriffs of the City of London and the County of Midd. commanding them, in His Majesty's Name, to execute the same; which Proclamations, Writs, and Messages, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament, and some of them containing Matters tending to the Scandal of the Proceedings thereof, and to the Prejudice of the Commonwealth, were, by Order of both or either House of Parliament, forbidden to be executed; and the Sheriffs, in Obedience thereunto, according to their Duty, did forbear to execute the same: The Lords and Commons do Declare, That they well approve of the ready Conformity of the said Sheriffs to their Commands; and do further Declare and Ordain, That the said Sheriffs shall, by the Authority of both Houses, be saved and kept harmless, from all Dangers and Inconveniences that shall or can happen unto them, for obeying the said Orders, or for any Act or Thing they have done, or shall do, in Pursuance of the said Order or Orders.

Order for all Merchants to perfect their Entries in the Custom-house.

"Whereas it appeareth, upon the Accompts of the late Commissioners of the Customs, that there are divers Parcels of Goods, belonging unto several Merchants, remaining in the Storehouse, most Part of which Goods are upon Bills of Sight unperfected, contrary to the Promise of Merchants at (fn. *) the Time of their Entries; so that the Customs due for those Goods are unsatisfied, to the great Prejudice of the Affairs of the Navy, especially in this Exigent of setting forth the Fleet, for which there is pressing Occasion of Monies: It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, That all Merchants that have Goods in the said Store-house do, before the Twentieth Day of March next, make perfect their several Entries in the Custom-house, and pay their Customs due thereupon: And it is Declared, That what Goods soever shall, after the said Twentieth Day of March next, remain in the said Warehouse, shall, by Order of Parliament, be put to Sale, and the Monies proceeding thereof be employed to the Use of the Navy."

Order for the Spanish Merchants, concerning the Ship St. Clare.

"The Merchant Spaniards, and Owners of the Ship Clare, having this Day, in Obedience to an Order of this House of the 29th of December last past, paid in the Sum of Twenty Thousand Pounds, [ (fn. †) which, with] the Thirty Thousand Pounds formerly delivered into The Tower, is to stand liable, instead of Bail, unto all Suits, Arrests, and Claims, according to Law, as the Goods should have been if they had continued still in the Custody made either by the Spanish Ambassador or any other whomsoever, concerning the Premises: The Lords and Commons do therefore Order, That all those Persons, Sir John Null, or whosoever else, here or at South'ton, in whose Custody the Cochineal, Ginger, Hides, and other Goods brought in the Ship The Clare, do remain, do forthwith deliver up the said Goods unto Ignatio Laudaholah, Diego De Escary, Bendecke Stafford, and John May, for the Use of themselves and the rest of the Merchants and Owners, free from any present or future Restraint or Trouble whatsoever; they paying Freight, Custom, and all other Charges duly disbursed by the said Masters and Owners, any Ways concerning the said Goods: And the Lords and Commons do further Order, That the Judge of the Admiralty, and all others whom it may concern, do take due Notice of this Order, and do nothing in Prejudice of the real Execution thereof."

Order for sequestrating the Profits of St. Andrews Wardrop, London.

"Whereas William Isaackson, Doctor in Divinity, Parson of the Church of St. Andrews Wardropp, London, hath been double-beneficed, and mostly non-resident, deserted his Cure of the said Church, and absented himself from the same for the Space of Six Months; and his Curate, being a very scandalous Minister, hath also left the said Cure for the Space of Six Weeks last past, and both of them refused to take the Protestation, which was taken by both Houses of Parliament; and the said Doctor is generally reputed and reported to be in the Army of the Cavaliers, that have taken up Arms against the Parliament, and to have joined himself unto them: Which the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled taking into Consideration, for the better Supply of an able and Godly Man in the said Church, and for the Provision of fit Maintenance for those that shall officiate therein, do constitute and Ordain, That Christopher Nicholson, Richard Alexander, Henry Coles, Richard House, Alexander Maxton, John Lee, John Clothier, Thomas Cooke, or any Three of them, shall have Power and Authority, and they are hereby required, to sequester all the Tithes, Rents, and Profits whatsoever, of the said Parsonage, and to appoint Collectors for the gathering and receiving of them, as they in their Discretion shall think fit; and shall have Power to pay the same unto Richard Bowles, Master of Arts, a Godly, Learned, and Orthodox Divine, who is hereby appointed and required to preach every Lords-day, and to officiate as Parson, and to take Care for the Discharge of the Cure of the said Place, in all the Duties thereof, until further Order shall be taken by both Houses of Parliament; and if any shall refuse to pay unto the said Sequestrators, or any Three of them, or the Collectors appointed by them, any of the Rents, Duties, or lawful Fees accustomed to be paid, upon Information thereof by the Sequestrators, or any Three of them, unto either House of Parliament, the said Lords and Commons do hereby Declare, They will proceed against such Refusers according to their several Offences and Contempts."

Order for sequestrating the Profits of St. Albans Woodstreet, London.

"Whereas William Watts, Doctor in Divinity, Parson of the Church of St. Albans Woodstreete, London, hath deserted his Cure of the said Church for the Space of Six Months last past, and hath betaken himself to the Army of the Cavaliers, that is raised against the Parliament, in the Battle at Branford, and is commonly reported to be Chaplain to Prince Rupert: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, taking the same into their Consideration, for the Provision of an able and Godly Learned Divine, to officiate the Cure in the said Church, and of Maintenance for him for his Care and Pains therein, do constitute and Ordain, That Anthony Biddolph, Ralph Yardely, Richard Hill, Nath. Feilding, Charles Cawley, John Browne, Thomas Farnell, or any Three of them, shall have Power and Authority, and are hereby required, to sequester the Parsonage house, and all the Tithes, Rents, and Profits whatsoever, of the said Parsonage, and to appoint Collectors for the gathering and receiving of them, as they in their Discretion shall think fit; and shall have Power to pay the same unto Samuell Fisher, Master of Arts, a Godly, Learned, and Orthodox Divine, who is hereby appointed and required to preach every Lords-day, and to officiate as Parson, and to take Care for the Discharge of the Cure of the said Place in all the Duties thereof, until further Order shall be taken by both Houses of Parliament; and if any shall refuse to pay unto the said Sequestrators, or any Three of them, or to the Collectors appointed by them, any of the Tithes, Rents, Duties, or lawful Fees accustomed to be paid, upon Information thereof by the Sequestrators, or any Three of them, unto either House of Parliament, the said Lords and Commons do hereby Declare, They will proceed against such Refusers according to their several Offences and Contempts."

Order for sequestrating the Profits of St. Mary Magdalen's, London.

"Whereas Mathew Griffith, Rector of St. Mary Magdalen's, near Old Fish-streete, London, doth usually, in his Sermons, endeavour to corrupt and pervert his Parishioners and Auditory, by inveighing against the taking up Arms, in the present Cause, in Aid and Defence of the Parliament, and against the bringing in of Plate, Horses, and Money, for that Purpose, with great Vehemency; affirming them to be Idolators, Rebels, and bewitched, and set on Work by the Devil; and that they that should be our (fn. *) Lawgivers and Preservers have taken the King's Crown from His Head; that now we have no King in Israell; and that they have crowned Him with Thorns, and rendered Him contemptible to His People; and, in his Pulpit, likewise usually scoffs at the Public Faith of the Kingdom, and, under the Name of Sectaries, declaims against the Parliament, for taking away Episcopacy, which he affirms to be an Ordinance of God; and the Lands and Revenues belonging to the Prelates, as a Devouring of Things consecrated to holy Use; to the stirring up and somenting of seditious Divisions and Mutinies in the said City of London, hindering of the Public Defence of the Kingdom, Scandal of Religion and of his Profession, and Dishonour of God: Which the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled taking into Consideration, for the better Supply of an able and Godly Man in the said Church, and for the Provision of fit Maintenance for those that shall officiate therein, do constitute and Ordain, That Richard Wilkins, Andrewe Neale, Henry Cole, John Winne, Robert Voyce, Abraham Williams, William Anthrobus, Miles Brigges, or any Three of them, shall have Power and Authority, and are hereby required, to sequester the Parsonage-house, and all the Tithes, Rents, and Profits whatsoever, of the Parsonage of the said Church, and to appoint Collectors for the gathering and receiving of them, as they in their Discretion shall think fit; and shall have Power to pay the same unto Itbiell Smart, Master of Arts, a Godly, Learned, and Orthodox Divine, who is hereby appointed and required to preach every Lordsday, and to officiate as Parson, and to take Care for the Discharge of the Cure of the said Place in all the Duties thereof, until further Order shall be taken by both Houses of Parliament; and if any shall refuse to pay unto the said Sequestrators, or any Three of them, or to the Collectors appointed by them, any of the Rents, Duties, or lawful Fees accustomed to be paid, upon Information thereof by the Sequestrators, or any Three of them, unto either House of Parliament, the said Lords and Commons do hereby Declare, They will proceed against such Refusers according to their several Offences and Contempts."

Order for sequestrating the Profits of the Church of Bassisshaw, London.

"Whereas John Gyfford, Doctor in Divinity, Parson of the Parish Church of Basshishawe, London, hath [ (fn. *) not only] endeavoured, by his Preaching, to corrupt his People with the Leaven of Arminianism and Popery, pressing upon them to believe Election in Faith foreseen, Universal Grace, Free-will in Man fallen and falling away from Grace, washing away Original Sin in Baptism, Auricular Confession, proper and material Altars under the Gospel, bowing towards the East, and declared himself an Enemy to frequent Preaching of the Gospel, by refusing to let his Parishioners have any Sermons in the Afternoon of the Lord's-day, till they would give him Twenty Pounds a Year for his giving Way thereunto; but hath also expressed great Malignity against the Parliament, and the Power and Proceedings thereof, and is now a Prisoner for the same; and hath another Living, worth about Two Hundred Pounds per Annum, in Kent: Which the Lords and Commons in Parliament taking into their Consideration, for the Provision of a Learned, Orthodox Divine, to officiate the Cure of the said Church of Basshishawe, and for the Provision of fitting and convenient Maintenance for him that shall officiate the same, do constitute and Ordain, That Robert Gurden, Walter Pell, Edmond Browne, Christopher Packe, Francis Greenoway, Robert Swaine, George Dunne, and Abraham Church, or any Three of them, shall have Power and Authority, and they are hereby required, to sequester all the Tithes, Rents, and Profits whatsoever of the said Parsonage, and to appoint Collectors for the gathering and receiving of them, as they in their Discretion shall think fit; and shall have Power to pay the same unto Charles Newton, Clerk, Master of Arts, a Godly, Learned Divine, late of Newnham, in the County of North'ton, who is hereby appointed and required to preach every Lordsday, and to officiate as Parson, and to take Care for the Dicharge of the Cure of the said Place in all the Duties thereof, until further Order shall be taken by both Houses of Parliament; and if any shall refuse to pay unto the said Sequestrators, or any Three of them, or to the Collectors appointed by them, any of the Rents, Duties, or lawful Fees accustomed to be paid, upon Information thereof by the Sequestrators, or any Three of them, unto either House of Parliament, the said Lords and Commons do hereby Declare, They will proceed against such Refusers according to their several Offences and Contempts."

Order for sequestrating the Profits of the Church of Rayne, in Essex.

"Whereas Edward Symons, Clerk, Rector of the Parish Church of Rayne, in the County of Essex, hath, in his Sermons and otherwise, expressed great Malignancy and Opposition against the Parliament, and the Power and Proceedings thereof, affirming, "That the Parliament would force the King to comply with those Laws they shall make, and that they raise a Force against the King, and that they are not to be obeyed, though they command according to God, if it be not according to the King's Command;" and advised them not to lend any Money, Plate, or Horse, towards the raising of Forces for the Parliament; and pressed his Auditory to believe whatsoever is set forth in the Declaration published in the King's Name, because a Divine Sentence is in His Mouth, and He cannot err; and that, if David's Heart smote him for cutting Saul's Garment, what would it have done if he had kept away his Castles, Towns, and Ships? Which the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled taking into Consideration, for the better Supply of an able and Godly Man in the said Church, and for the Provision of fit Maintenance for those that shall officiate herein, do constitute and Ordain, That Emanuell Stock, Peter Joscelyne, Richard Bugby, William Chanckely, Henry Joscelyne, Ralph Joscelyne, Edward Hiet, or any Three of them, shall have Power and Authority, and hereby are required, to sequester the Parsonage-house, and all the Tithes, Rents, and Profits whatsoever, of the Parsonage of the said Church, and to appoint Collectors for the gathering and receiving of them, as they in their Discretion shall think fit; and shall have Power to pay the same unto Robert Atkins, Master of Arts, a Godly, Learned, and Orthodox Divine, who is hereby appointed and required to preach every Lords day, and to officiate as Parson, and to take Care for the Discharge of the Cure of the said Place in all the Duties thereof, until further Order shall be taken by both Houses of Parliament; and if any shall refuse to pay unto the said Sequestrators, or any Three of them, or to the Collectors appointed by them, any of the Rents, Duties, or lawful Fees accustomed to be paid, upon Information thereof by the Sequestrators, or any Three of them, unto either House of Parliament, the said Lords and Commons do Declare, That they will proceed against such Refusers according to their several Offences and Contempts."

Adjourn.

House adjourned till 10a cras.

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