DIE Jovis, 1 die Aprilis.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Ash.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Ds. De Lawarr.
Leake to rent L. Deincourt's Lands.
Upon reading the Petition of Nic. Leake: It is Ordered, That the Committee for Derbyshire shall let to
Mr. Nic. Leake such Lands of his Father's the Lord
Deincourt, which he hath for Two Years last rented of
the State, and at the same Rates; and that the said Committees shall not cut down any Timber growing upon
the said Lands of the Lord Deincourt.
Provision to be made for Ly. Kerry, &c.
Upon reading the Petition of the Lord Kerry, of
Ireland: It is Ordered, That it (fn. *) be specially recommended to the House of Commons, that some Provision
be speedily made, for the Support of his Lady and Children, to preserve them from Want.
Preachers at the Fast thanked.
Ordered, That Mr. Hickes and Mr. Hodges shall
have Thanks given them, for their Pains in Preaching
Yesterday at the Fast, and desired to print and publish
Preachers at the next.
Ordered, That Mr. Cawdrey and Mr. Spurstowe are
appointed to preach before the Lords in Parliament,
the next Fast-day.
L. Howard and Mr. Howard reconciled and released.
The Speaker acquainted this House, "That, since
this House sat last, the Lord Howard of Charlton and
Mr. Thomas Howard were with his Lordship together; and they have; made themselves Friends, and
promise to continue so; there being a Misrepresentation of Things passed between them: And they desire
the Pardon of this House for what they have done,
and the Confinement taken off:"
Which was Ordered accordingly.
Courteen and the E. I. Co.
Upon reading the Petition of Wm. Courten Esquire,
against the East India Company: It is Ordered, That
the said Company shall have a Copy of this Petition,
and return their Answer to this House on Tuesday
Answer from the H. C.
Serjeant Fynch and Doctor Aylett return with this
Answer from the House of Commons, concerning the
Letter to Sir Thomas Fairefaix, and other Particulars;
to which they will send an Answer by Messengers of
Ordinance for recruiting this House.
Ordered, That the Business touching the Ordinance
concerning the recruiting of this House, as it stood in
Debate the 17th of March, 1646, shall be put off till
this Day Six Weeks; but not to be taken into Consideration without a Week's Notice, that so Warning
may be given to all the Lords to be present.
Drs. Stern and Martin to be baised.
Upon reading the Petition of Doctor Sterne and
Doctor Martin, desiring "to be bailed, they being Prisoners at Peter's House:"
It is Ordered, That it be signified to them, that, if
they will take the solemn League and Covenant, and
then present their Bail to this House, their Lordships
will be ready to release them upon Bail.
The Order which came from the House of Commons, for giving Thirty Pounds to Richard Theobalds,
who brought the Letters from the Commissioners with
the King, to be paid out of Haberdashers Hall, was
read, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
Col. Allen to be released on assigning his Arrears to Nicholas.
This Day Lieutenant Colonel Allen was brought before this House, by a Habeas Corpus, which was read.
It is Ordered, That, upon assigning over to John
Nicholas, One of his Creditors, so much of his Arrears
proportionably as he does to others, in Satisfaction for
his Debt, he shall be released.
Shearman, condemned at Southwark, to be reprieved.
Upon Information to this House, "That Henry Shearman is condemned at this Assizes in Sout'warke; and
that there is some Mistake in the Evidence against
It is Ordered, That Serjeant Chreshold, the Judge of
that Assize, is hereby desired to reprieve the said Henry
Shearman for Ten Days; and in the mean Time the
Matter of Fact to be certified to this House.
Vote about the Scots Army in Ulster.
Next, the House took into Consideration the Vote
brought from the House of Commons, concerning the
Departure of the Scotch Army in Ulster.
It is Ordered, That the Members of this House that
are of the Committee for the Affairs of Dublyn, sitting
at Derby House, shall make Report to this House the
same Report which was made to the House of Commons, concerning the Scotch Army in Ulster; and then
this House will have a Conference with the House of
Commons touching this Business.
Mrs. Sloughter to have 20 l. per Ann. free from her Husband's Sequestration.
Upon reading the Petition of Anne Sloughter; desiring, "that the Twenty Pounds per Annum, which she
brought to her Husband Colonel Sloughter, may be
freed from Sequestration, for the Maintenance of herself and her Children:"
It is Ordered, That an Ordinance to this Purport
shall be brought in, and presented to this House.
Rogers and his Creditors.
Upon reading the Petition of Francis Rogers: It is
Ordered, That he and his Creditors shall attend this
House To-morrow Morning; and then this House will
give further Directions therein.
Harrington & al. Land Owners in Ello, Petition.
Upon reading the Petition of James Harington, &c.
Land-owners and Occupants within the Wapentake of
Ello, in the Parts of Holland and County of Lyncolne.
(Here enter it.)
It is Ordered, To (fn. *) be recommended to the House
of Commons, with this Sense, "That this House thinks
it fit to grant the Desires of this Petition, and desire
their Concurrence therein."
Mrs. Sloughter's Ordinance.
An Ordinance was brought in, concerning Anne
Sloughter, Wife of Colonel Sloughter; which was read,
and approved of; and Ordered to be sent to the
House of Commons for their Concurrence.
Austin to officiate in a Cure.
Ordered, That Mr. Samuell Austin, Clerk, shall officiate the Cure in the Church of, in the County of, until the further Directions of this House
be signified; and that the Committee of the said County do see this Order put into Execution.
Ordinance to regulate Oxford University.
Ordered, That this House doth not adhere to the
Second Alteration in the Ordinance concerning the University (fn. *) of Oxford.
Ordered, To have a Conference with the House of
Commons To-morrow Morning, concerning the Ordinance of the regulating the University of Oxford.
Message to the H. C. for a Conference about it;
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Doctor Aylett, &c.
1. To desire a Conference To-morrow, at Eleven of
the Clock, in the Painted Chamber, concerning the Ordinance for regulating the University of Oxford.
and about the following Particulars.
2. To deliver to them the Petition of the Participants of Ello, with the Sense of the House upon it.
3. To put them in Mind of The States Ambassador's
4. To recommend to them the Petition of the poor
Mr. Sadler an Assistant.
Ordered, That Mr. Thayne shall give Notice to Mr.
Sadler, to attend this House To-morrow Morning, as an
Order for 30 l. to Theobalds, from Newcastle.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, That the Committee of Lords and
Commons for Advance of Monies at Habberdash'rs
Hall do pay unto Richard Theobalds, the Messenger
that brought the last Letters from the Commissioners
from Newcastle, the Sum of Thirty Pounds, bestowed upon him for his Pains and Diligence in this
Order concerning Dowager Ly. Wotton's House near Canterbury.
This House being informed, "That there was no
Rent formerly paid for the Mansion-house, Outhouses, and Gardens, of the Lady Margarett Wotton
Dowager, in or near the City of Canterbury, commonly called The Pallace, whilst her whole Estate
was under Sequestration, and that now they are valued unto her, amongst other Parcels assigned for her
Third Part, at the Yearly Rent of Two and Twenty
Pounds, Six Shillings, and Eight Pence:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That the said Margerett Lady Wotton, being a
Peer of this Realm, do enjoy her said Mansion-house,
Out-houses, and Gardens, clear, without estimating
them at any Part of her Third Part; and that other
Lands be set out to her, of the Worth of Two and
Twenty Pounds, Six Shillings, Eight Pence, instead
thereof, to make up her Third Part: And the Committee of the City and County of Canterbury are to see
this Order put in Execution.
Harrington & al. Landowners in Ello, Petition, that Soldiers may not be billeted on them; and to be considered for their Losses by Inundations, &c.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords and
Commons in Parliament assembled.
"The humble Petition of James Harrington,
James Trollopp, Esquires, Phillip Jolly, Thomas
Wallett, Robert Burton, and Thomas Palmer,
Gentlemen, in the Behalf of themselves and
the rest of the distressed Inhabitants, Landowners, and Occupants, within the Wapentake of Ello, in the Parts of Holland, and
County of Lincolne;
"That the said Wapentake, having been the Frontier for divers Years together in the sad and unnatural Civil Wars, is very much impoverished, by
Billeting of Soldiers and Free Quarter.
"That your Petitioners have not only contributed
their full and just Proportions to all Taxes with the
rest of the Association and Kingdom; but also at
divers Times, and upon several Occasions, have
raised many Horse and Men, and great Sums of
Money, for the Defence of the said Frontier, until
the last Blocking-up of the Enemy in their Garrisons
of Belvoire and Newarke.
"That, since it hath pleased Almighty God to
stay the Raging of the Wars, the Fresh Waters have
broken into the said Wapentake, and, for the Space
of Four Years last past, a very great Part thereof
hath been much impaired; but such hath been the
Impetuousness of the Rains and Upland Flood this
present Year, that, about November last, all the Great
Out-ring Bank was over-topped by the Height of
the Upland Waters, and ran clean over the same for
Fourteen Miles together in the most Part thereof;
which said over-flowing Waters did then and ever
since have drowned many of the Inhabitants in, and
divers others out of, their Houses, insomuch as they
are constrained to seek new Habitations.
"That the said Wapentake is so deeply surrounded
with Waters, as it cannot possibly be reduced to the
former Estate this next Year.
"That the Charge of repairing of the several Banks
and other Works of Sewers, and Loss sustained by
the said Waters, will amount to Thirty Thousand
Pounds at the least.
"That, for the Reasons abovesaid, there will inevitably follow Decay in Rents for the future, at the
least Three Parts in Four.
"That the Inhabitants of the said Wapentake have
ever been fixed in their Affections and Actions to
"May it therefore please these Honourable Houses,
that Satisfaction may be made for Free Quarter, all Parliament Taxes taken off, and the
said Wapentake no more charged with the
Billeting of Soldiers, until it be reduced to
its former Perfection; and to take such further Order herein as shall stand with the
Justice and Honour of this High and Honourable Court.
"And your Petitioners shall ever pray, &c.
House adjourned till 10a cras.