DIE Veneris, 23 die Aprilis.
PRAYERS, by Dr. Hoyle.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
L. Viscount Hereford.
Sir R. Gurney's Petition.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir Ric'd Gurney: It
is Ordered, To be referred to the Committee of Lords
and Commons for Sequestrations; and the Concurrence
of the House of Commons to be desired herein.
The Ordinance for taking off the Sequestration of
John Aylett, was read, and Agreed to.
(Here enter it.)
Mildmay, Smith, & al. sent for for disobeying L. Say & Seal's Warranty for apprehending a Man for hunting on Hounslow Heath.
Upon Complaint made this Day, "That (fn. *) he having sent Two Warrants to a Constable, to bring before
him a Huntsman, who hunts and destroys the Game
upon Hounslow Heath, and the Hare-warren near
Hampton Court; and Mr. Mildmay and Thomas Smyth
will not let the Constable of Whiton bring the said
Huntsman before his Lordship."
Hereupon it is Ordered, That Mr. Mildmay; Thomas Smyth, Browne the Huntsman, and the Constable of Whitton, shall appear (fn. †) before this House on
Tuesday Morning, to answer their Contempt, in disobeying the Warrant of the Lord Viscount Say & Seale.
Mrs. Burhill's Ordinance.
The Ordinance concerning Mrs. Burhill, was agreed
to, with some Alterations; and Ordered, to be sent
to the House of Commons for their Concurrence in the
Answer from the H. C.
Dr. Aylett and Mr. Sadler return with this Answer
from the House of Commons:
That they have appointed their Members, that are
Committees for the judging of scandalous Persons that
are to be kept from the Sacrament, to meet the Lords
Committees, as their Lordships have appointed: To all
the rest of the Particulars, they will send an Answer
by Messengers of their own.
Message from thence, with an Ordinance.
A Message was brought up from the House of Commons, by Mr. West, &c.
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in an Ordinance
for collecting the Money (fn. †) in the County of Bucks,
upon the Act for the raising of Monies for the necessary
Defence and great Affairs of the Kingdoms of England
and Ireland. (Here enter it.)
Read, and Agreed to.
The Answer returned was:
That this (fn. †) House agrees to this Ordinance now brought
The Order brought up from the House of Commons,
concerning Nath. Hallowes, a Member of the House of
Commons, was read, and Agreed to.
(Here enter it.)
Willis's Claim to be Prothonatory of Carmarthen, &c.
Upon reading a Petition of Richard Willis Esquire;
shewing, "That he hath a Grant of the Offices of
Prothonotary and Clerk of the Crown, of and for the
Counties of Carmarthen, Pembrooke and Cardigan, and
the Village of Haverfordwest, &c. yet he finds that
there is passed an Ordinance of both Houses of Parliament, to authorize the Commmissioners of the
Great Seal of England to pass a Grant thereof to
Rob't Coytmore, for his Life, without taking Notice of the Petitioner's Interest: Therefore he desires
that his Right may be taken into Consideration, and
Direction given to the Commissioners of the Great
Seal, to make Stay of passing any such Grant to his
Prejudice, until he be heard by his Counsel for his
It is Ordered, That the Commmissioners of the
Great Seal of England shall make Stay of passing the
said Grant under the Great Seal, until the further Directions of this House be given.
Watson to be instituted to Kirby Kame.
Ordered, That Doctor Aylett shall give Institution
and Induction to John Watson Master of Arts, to the
Rectory of Kirkby Came, in the County of Norff. being
presented thereunto by Richard Catlyn, de Kirkby Came,
in Com. Norff. And this to be with a salvo Jure cujuscunque; he taking the Covenant.
Propositions from the City, for lending 200,000l. for Ireland.
The House was adjourned into a Committee during
Pleasure, to take into further Consideration the Business
concerning the Votes which came from the House of
Commons, touching the borrowing of the Two Hundred Thousand Pounds of the City.
And the House being resumed:
The Question was put, "Whether that the Security which their Lordships have agreed to
It was Resolved in the Negative.
Then the House took into further Consideration what
Security to be added.
And the Question being put, "Whether the
whole Compositions at Gouldsmithes Hall, in
Course, shall be added to the Security?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
The Lord Wharton and the Lord Willoughby were
appointed to tell the Votes: And the Contents were
Ten, and the Not Contents were Six.
The Sixth and Seventh Votes were Agreed to.
The Eighth Vote was Agreed to, with an Alteration.
Paper from the Committee of the Admiralty, for the Judicature of that Court to be settled.
The Lord North reported a Paper from the Committee of Lords and Commons for the Admiralty;
which was read, videlicet,
"This Committee receiving daily new and fresh Complaints, both from Foreigners, and from the Subjects of this Kingdom, of the great Mischiefs and Inconveniencies, and Failures of Justice, that arose for
Want of the Settlement of the Jurisdiction and Court
of Admiralty, thought it their (fn. *) Duties to represent the Matter to both Houses of Parliament, with
the humble Desire of this Committee, that the Honourable Houses would be pleased to take the same
into speedy Consideration, and to give Order for the
bringing in of an Ordinance for the Settlement of
such a Jurisdiction in that Court as they in their
Wisdoms shall think fit."
Ordered, That this be sent to the House of Commons.
Message from the H. C. with Instructions for the E. of Pemb. to tender the Propositions to the King.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Denzell Holles Esquire; who brought up divers Particulars, wherein their Lordships Concurrence is desired:
1. Instructions to be given to the Earl of Pembrooke,
&c. to tender the Propositions to the King; and they
desire Concurrence, that, when this House agrees to
them, they may be communicated to the Scotts Commissioners.
Read Once, and Ordered to be taken into Consideration on Tuesday Morning next.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will send an Answer by Messengers
of their own.
Letter from the Scots Commissioners, for Committees to meet with them.
A Letter from the Scotts Commissioners, was read;
"We have some Things in Comand from the Parliament of Scotland, to be comunicated to the Honorable Houses; for which Ende, we doe desire
that they would be pleased to appoynt their Comittee to meete with us when they shall thinke fitt.
And soe we rest
"Most humble Servants,
Worcester House, 23 Aprill, 1647.
"For the Right Honorable the Speaker of
the House of Peeres pro Tempore; to be
comunicated to both Houses of Parliament."
Ordered, That this Letter shall be sent to the
House of Commons; and that the Members of both
Houses of the Committee of both Kingdoms shall meet
with the Scotts Commissioners To-morrow in the Afternoon.
Message to the H. C. for Committees to meet with them;—for L. Hereford's Losses to be repaired;— about borrowing 200,000l. of the City;—with the Report from the Admiralty Committee;
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Dr. Aylett and Mr. Sadler:
1. To desire that they would give Concurrence to the
Desires of the Lord Viscount Hereford, mentioned in his
Petition formerly sent down to them, that he may have
the Compositions of Sir Wm. Russell and Sir John Pagginton, towards the Reparation of his Losses.
2. To acquaint them with what Votes this House
agrees with them in, concerning the Security to be
given to the City for the Two Hundred Thousand
Pounds to be borrowed of them, and to what Votes
this House have made Alterations in, and desire Concurrence therein; and to desire Concurrence in the Vote
for Addition of the Security.
3. To communicate the Report from the Committee
for the Admiralty; and desire that they will consider of
some Course for settling the Court of Admiralty.
4. To deliver to them the Letter from the Scotts
Commissioners; and to let them know, that this House
hath appointed their Members of that Committee, to
meet with the Scotch Commissioners, To-morrow in the
Afternoon; and desire the same Power may be given to
their Members that are of that Committee.
and with Burghill's Ordinance.
5. To desire Concurrence in the Alterations in the
Ordinance concerning Mr. Burghill.
Ordinance to clear Aylet of his Delinquency.
"Whereas John Aylett, of Magdalen Laver, in the
County of Esex, Gentleman, hath by both Houses
of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of Four
Hundred and Threescore Pounds, he having been in
Arms against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize
and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said John Aylett, for his said
Offence, in such Form as is agreed by both Houses
for like Offenders, together with a Grant of, and
Restitution to him, his Heirs and Assigns, of all his
Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for
which the said Fine was accepted, according to a Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee
of Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof,
from the Day of the Payment of the said Fine,
with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said
John Aylett in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and
Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which
said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners for the
Great Seal of England for the Time being are hereby
likewise authorized to pass under the said Great Seal
accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance,
or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said John Aylett from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than
what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and
that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Value than are therein
expressed during Three Years before the Year of our
Lord 1640, then the said John Aylett shall pay such
further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both
Houses shall appoint."
Ordinance to collect Monies in Bucks, on the Act for raising Money for Defence of England and Ireland.
"Be it Ordained and Declared, by the Lords and
Commons assembled in Parliament, and by Authority
of the same, That the Monies not yet levied in the
County of Bucks, upon the Act of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for the raising and levying of Monies,
for the necessary Defence and great Affairs of the
Kingdoms of England and Ireland, and for Payment
of the Debts undertaken by the Parliament," may
and shall, upon the same Act, and Commissions thereupon granted, be charged, set, assessed, rated, taxed,
levied, and paid, within the said County, notwithstanding the same was not done within the Time
limited by the said Act: And the said Lords and
Commons do hereby authorize and order the same to
be yet done, and the same, so done, to be as effectual as if it had been done within the Time limited
by the said Act; and the Commissioners named in the
said Act for the said County, or any Two of them,
are hereby authorized to take a Recognizance, in such
Sum as is appointed in the said Act, of every such
Person as they, or any Two of them, have appointed,
or shall appoint, to be High Collectors, for the collecting and paying all Monies by them collected, at
the several Places, and to the several Persons, named
in the said Act, at or before the First of May next
ensuing, and the Residue within One Month after
he shall have collected the same; and all Parties
who have acted, or shall act, for the raising the
Monies aforesaid, shall be protected and saved harmless, by Authority of both Houses of Parliament."
Order for Mr. Hallowes to have the Rent reserved of a Tenement of his, due to the E. of Newcastle.
"Whereas Nathaniell Hallowes Esquire (a Member
of the House of Commons) has an Estate in a Tenement called The New-bould-Hall, with the Appurtenances, in the County of Derby, upon which
is reserved the Rent of Thirty Pounds by the Year,
during the Term of Five Years, payable to the
State, by reason of the Delinquency of the Earl of
Newcastle: It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the said Nathaniell Hallowes do enjoy the said Tenement for the
Five Years to come, including the Rent due on the
Five and Twentieth of March last, free and discharged of the said Rent of Thirty Pounds per
Annum, if the Sequestration shall so long continue."
Powel to be instituted to Ibston.
Ordered, &c. That Sir Nathaniell B'ent, &c. give
Institution and Induction unto John Powell Master of
Arts, unto the Rectory of Ibston, in the County of
Oxon, void by the Death of the last Incumbent; Presentation under the Seal of Merton College, in the University of Oxon: And this to be with a salvo Jure cujuscunque, and taking the Covenant.
House adjourned till 10a
Tuesday Morning next.