DIE Mercurii, 3 die Martii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Valentine.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Ordinance to direct the Judges in Trials for Matters committed by Persons under Arms.
The Earl of Warwicke reported from the Committee, the Ordinance for staying Criminal Causes which
shall come before the Judges at the next Assizes, of
Persons that have acted in the Wars on both Sides, as fit
to pass as it is.
Read the Third Time, and approved of; and Ordered to be sent to the House of Commons for
Upon reading the Petition of Nic. Loftus; complaining, "That he is arrested, contrary to the Protection of this House:"
Bailiffs, &c. sent for.
It is Ordered, That the Petitioner, and the Party at
whose Suit he was arrested, and the Serjeants that did
arrest him, shall appear before this House To- (fn. *) morrow;
and all Parties shall be heard.
Ordinance for the Tenants of the Bp. of London's Lands to enjoy their Leases.
Upon reading the Petition of divers of the Tenants
and Farmers of the Possession of the Bishop of London;
desiring, "They may be admitted to enjoy their Leases,
according to the several Grants by which they now
hold them from Doctor Juxon; they having paid a
full and valuable Consideration to him for the same:"
The House thought an Ordinance should be tendered
to the House concerning this Business: And an Ordinance was presently offered to the House, which was
And the Question was, "Whether this Ordinance shall be committed or not?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
And it was referred to these Lords following:
Any Three, to meet on Saturday next, in the Afternoon.
Justices for Chester.
"Resolved, That the Lords and Commons do nominate and appoint John Bradshawe Esquire to be
Chief Justice of the Chester, and Peter Warburten
Esquire to be Assistant Justice for this Circuit."
Order for 12,000 l. for the Cheshire Forces.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, That the Remainder of the Twelve
Thousand Pounds formerly charged upon Goldsmithes
Hall, for the Service and Disbanding of the Cheshire
Forces, and not yet received, be paid by the Committee at Gouldsmithes Hall, out of the First Monies
that shall arise upon the Fines and Compositions of
Delinquents of the County of Chester, whose Fines
are not yet assigned."
Ordinance to prevent Clipping and Coining.
An Ordinance was this Day presented to the House,
concerning the Clipping and Coining of Money; which
was received, and read Twice; and Ordered to be
referred to the Consideration of these Lords following:
Any Three, to meet To-morrow Morning; and to
report it on Friday Morning next.
Message to the H. C. about the Justices for Chester; and the following Particulars.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath:
1. To let them know, that this House agrees to the
Vote for Mr. John Bradshaw to be Chief Justice of Chester, and Peter Warburton Esquire to be Assistant to him
for this Circuit.
2. To acquaint them, that this House hath passed
the Order for Twelve Thousand Pounds for the Cheshire
3. To deliver to them the Ordinance concerning Criminal Matters the next Affizes.
4. To put them in Mind of Mr. Horton and Mr.
Bolton to be added to the Assembly.
Order for repairing and preserving the High Roads.
It was moved, "That Command may be given to
the Justices of Peace, and others whom it concerns,
to put the Laws into Execution for the Mending of
And it is Ordered, That the Judges shall be required to give it specially in their Charges, in their respective Circuits; and that the King's Counsel, with
the Advice of the Judges, shall prepare an Order for
this Purpose, and to be published at the next Sessions
publicly; and also to (fn. *) prevent outrageous Carriages by
Waggons with Four Wheels, from Michaelmas to Mayday.
Order to put the Laws against Vagrants in Execution;
Ordered, That the King's Counsel, with the Advice
of the Judges, shall prepare an Order for commanding
all Justices of the Peace to put into Execution the
Laws and Statutes against Vagabonds and Beggars;
and to present the same to this House.
and for repairing the Streets in London.
Ordered, That the King's Counsel, with the Advice of the Judges, shall prepare an Order, for quickening the Justices of Peace and other Officers to put
the Statutes and Laws into Execution, for mending,
cleansing, and paving, the Streets in London, Westm.
and the Liberties.
Message from the H. C. with a Declaration to limit Grants out of the Excise;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Greene, &c.; who brought up divers
1. A Declaration corncerning the Limitation of Time
for such Grants as are issued out of the Excise, wherein
they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
for Mr. Bradshaw to continue Sheriff of Lancaster;
2. That they adhere for Mr. John Bradshaw to be
continued Sheriff of the County of Lancaster, and
therefore desire again their Lordships Concurrence therein.
and to remind the Lords of an Order and Ordinance.
3. To put their Lordships in Mind of passing the
Order for Twelve Thousand Pounds for Chester, and the
Vote for the Judges for Chester.
4. To put their Lordships in Mind of the Ordinance
for settling the University of Oxford.
Ordered, That this House agrees to Mr. John
Bradshawe to be Sheriff to the County of Lancaster, as it
was brought up from the House of Commons.
The Answer returned was:
That this House hath agreed to the Justices to go
Circuit at Chester, and to the Order concerning the
Twelve Thousand Pounds, and to Mr. John Bradshaw
to be Sheriff of Lancaster: To the rest, they will send
an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Milles's, the Judge Advocate, Trial at Kent Assizes put off.
Upon reading the Affidavit of Phillip Packer: It is
Ordered, That the Trial which should be this next
Assizes in Kent, wherein John Mylles Judge Advocate
to the Army is concerned, shall be put off till Summer's Assizes, in regard he is now actually employed in
the Service of the Parliament; and the Judges, Counsellors, and Attornies, and all other Persons whom it
concerns, are to take Notice hereof.
Col. Home, a Protection till his Arrears are paid.
Upon reading the Petition of Colonel Thomas Home;
shewing, "That his Accompts are stated by the Committee of Accompts at Cornhill, and ready to be reported to the House of Commons; his Arrears
amounting to Twelve Hundred Pounds, and Four
Hundred Pounds upon the Public Faith; and, through
his long Stay and Attendance, is become indebted to
divers Persons in the Town, and in daily Danger
to be arrested: Therefore he desires their Lordships
would grant him the Protection of this House, to
free him from Arrests and Trouble, until he shall
have received Satisfaction of his said Arrears."
And this House Ordered, That he shall have the
Protection of this House, according to his Desire.
Col. Layton to be released, on satisfying his Creditors out of his Arrears.
This Day Colonel Thomas Layton was brought before the Lords in Parliament, by a Habeas Corpus cum
Causa, which was read; shewing, "That he is in
Custody of the Bailiff of the Dutchy for divers small
Then divers Petitions of his poor Creditors were
It is Ordered, That he shall give Satisfaction to
these Creditors now petitioning, out of his Arrears
owing to him by the Parliament; and then he shall be
The Committee for the Prentices, to meet this Afternoon.
Lawrey to be instituted to St. John, in the Isle of Thanet.
Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament, That Doctor
Aylett, or his lawful Deputy, are hereby authorized and
required, upon Sight of this Order, to give Institution
and Induction to Mr. John Laurey Clerk, unto the Rectory of St. John Baptist, in the Isle of Thannett, in the
County of Kent, salvo Jure cujuscunque; the said Mr.
Laury taking the National League and Covenant, and
producing his Presentation thereunto under the Great
Seal of England.
Lloyd to Pembrin;
Ordered, &c. That Doctor Heath, &c. give Institution to David Lloyd Clerk, Master of Arts, to the
Vicarage of Pembrin, in the County of Cardigan; Presentation under the Great Seal of England.
Evans to Killy Ayron;
Ordered, &c. That Doctor Heath, &c. give Institution unto Morgan Evans Clerk, unto the Rectory of
Killy Ayron, in the County of Cardigan; Presentation
under the Great Seal of England.
and Jones to Much Hoole.
Ordered, &c. That Doctor Aylett, &c. give Institution unto Samuell Jones Clerk, unto the Rectory of
Much Hoole, in the County of Lancaster; Presentation
under the Hand and Seal of Thomas Stone Esquire,
House adjourned till 9a cras.