House of Lords Journal Volume 9
27 May 1647

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 9: 27 May 1647', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 9: 1646 (1767-1830), pp. 206-209. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=37044 Date accessed: 23 August 2014.


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DIE Jovis, 27 die Maii.

PRAYERS, by Mr. Hickes.

Domini præsentes fuerunt:

Comes Manchester, Speaker.

Comes Kent.
Comes Pembrooke.
Comes Lyncolne.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Suffolke.
Comes Sarum.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Comes Northumb.
Comes Warwicke.
Comes Midd.
Comes Rutland.
Ds. Grey.
Ds. Robertes.
Ds. Howard.
Ds. La warr.
Ds. Dacres.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. North.
Ds. Willoughby.
Ds. Maynard.

Peto, a Pass.

Ordered, That Mr. Peato shall have a Pass, to go into France.

Preachers at the Fast thanked.

Ordered, That Mr. Valentine and Mr. Hussy shall have Thanks for their Sermons Yesterday; and be desired to print their Sermons.

Preachers at the next.

Ordered, That Doctor Smyth and Doctor Raynbow are appointed to preach before the Lords the next Fast.

Bp. of Durham's Petition.

Ordered, That the Petition of the Bishop of Durham, concerning the paying of his Allowance, be recommended to the House of Commons.

Capt. Constable protected.

Upon reading the Petition of Captain Robert Constable: It is Ordered, That he shall have a Protection of this House, till his Arrears be paid; and that it be recommended to the House of Commons, that he may have his Arrears paid him.

Thornton & al. in Error.

Ordered, That the Errors between Thornton, &c. shall be argued, at this Bar, the First Day after this Term.

Ship to be added to the Summer's Fleet.

Upon reading a Report from the Committee for the Admiralty, concerning a Frigate to be added to this Summer's Fleet; it is Agreed to, and Ordered to be sent to the House of Commons for Concurrence.

Lenthall & al. and Russell & al.

Upon reading an Order made formerly by the House of Commons, concerning the Proceedings of the Business depending in this House between Lenthall, &c. and Russell, the said Order intrenching upon the Proceedings of this House:

It is Ordered, That the Matter of Fact be rightly stated; and then to have a Conference with the House of Commons about it.

And these Lords following are appointed to prepare the same for this House:

Comes Lyncolne.
Comes Kent.
Comes Manchester.
Ds. Robertes.
Ds. Hunsdon.

Any Two, to meet (fn. *) this Afternoon; at Three a Clock, and when after they please to adjourn to.

Message from the H. C. with an Order and Ordinance.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Colonel Birch; who brought up divers Particulars, wherein their Lordships Concurrence is desired:

1. An Order for restoring Sir Wm. Allenson to his Place of Clerk of the Hanaper. (Here enter it.)

Read, and Agreed to.

2. An Ordinance with Instructions concerning the taking of the Accompts of all Officers, &c. that have served the Parliament in these Wars.

Ordinance to take the Accompts of Officers, &c. in the Army.

The abovesaid Ordinance was read Twice, and Ordered to be committed to these Lords following:

Comes Northumb.
Comes Lyncolne.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Comes Kent.
Comes Sarum.
Comes Mulgrave.
Comes Manchester.
Ds. Grey.
Ds. Lawarr.

Any Three, to meet this Afternoon, at Three a Clock.

The Answer returned was:

Answer to the H. C.

That this House agrees to the Order concerning Sir Wm. Allenson: To all the rest, their Lordships will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.

Latham and Biggs to attend, about the forged Act.

Ordered, That Thomas Latham the Elder, and John Biggs an Attorney in the King's Bench, shall attend this House To-morrow Morning, to be examined concerning the forged Act of Parliament.

Articles against Sir J. Norris, for using the Public Money.

This Day Articles were brought in against Sir John Norris, and read; and he called in.

And the Speaker told him, "There were Articles brought into this House against him."

He desired a Copy of them, and Time to put in his Answer.

Hereupon it is Ordered, that Sir John Norris shall have a Copy of them, and put in his Answer this Day Sevennight, or sooner if he can.

Message from the H. C. about disbanding the Army, and keeping Forces for Garrisons, &c.;

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Wm. Lewis Knight, &c.

To let their Lordships know, that both Houses having resolved of a Number of Foot Soldiers, to keep the Garrisons of this Kingdom that are continued, they have made some Votes, in Pursuance thereof, concerning the disbanding of the Foot in the Army, wherein their Lordships Concurrence is desired.

and with an Order.

2. To desire Concurrence in an Order for restoring to Sir Walter Earle his Place of Lieutenant of the Ordnance. (Here enter it.)

Read, and Agreed to.

Votes for disbanding Foot Regiments;— for some of them to go to Ireland; and for Committees to go down to see these Votes executed.

Then the Votes for disbanding the Foot in the Army were read.

And this Question being put, "Whether to go on now, upon the Debate of these Votes, before the Consideration of the nominating the Commanders of the Garrisons, and the Horse and Dragoons that are to be continued?"

And it was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the said Votes were read, and debated.

The First Vote was read, as followeth:

"Resolved, That the General's Regiment be first disbanded; that the Time for that disbanding be on Tuesday next, the First of June; and that the Town of Chelmsford be the Place of the Rendezvous."

The Question being put, "Whether to agree to this Vote now read?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Protest against the First.

These Lords following, before the putting this Question, desired Leave to enter their Dissents, if the Vote were carried in the Affirmative; which was granted: And accordingly do enter their Dissents, by subscribing their Names:

"B. Denbigh.
Mulgrave.
W. Say & Seale."

The rest of the Votes (fn. *) were severally read, and Agreed to, as followeth:

"Resolved, upon the Question,

That such as will engage for Ireland be presently taken on, and have a Fortnight's Advance paid them out of their Six Weeks, besides the Two Months Pay of their Arrears; and to march forthwith to Ingarstone, there to receive Orders.

"Resolved, upon the Question,

That those that shall disband shall receive their Two Months Pay of their Arrears; and shall deposit their Arms in the Church, and have Passes to go to their several Homes.

"Resolved, upon the Question,

"That the like Manner be observed in disbanding the rest of the Regiments, at the several Times and Places of Rendezvous, as followeth; (videlicet,)

"Resolved, upon the Question,

"That Colonel Hewghson's Regiment be disbanded at Bishopp Stafford, on Thursday the Third of June next; and that those who engage for Ireland to march to Puckeridge, to receive Orders.

"Resolved, upon the Question,

"That Colonel Lambert's Regiment be disbanded at Walden, on Saturday the First of June next; and that those that engage for Ireland to march to Heydon, to receive Order.

"Resolved, upon the Question,

"That Colonel Harley's Regiment be disbanded at Cambridge, on Tuesday the Eighth of June next; and those who engage for Ireland to march to Stanton, to receive Orders.

"Resolved, upon the Question,

"That Colonel Lilbourne's Regiment be disbanded at New-markett, on Thursday the 10th of June next; and those who engage for Ireland to march to Botesham, to receive Orders. Of this Regiment, there is Five Hundred and Eighty, already engaged, now at Evesholme.

"Resolved, upon the Question,

"That Colonel Sir Hardres Waller's Regiment, at Huntington, be disbanded on Saturday the 12th of June next; and those which engage for Ireland to march to Thrapston, to receive Orders.

"Resolved, upon the Question,

"That Colonel Hammond's Regiment be disbanded at Bedford, on Tuesday the 15th of June; and those who engaged for Ireland to march to Newport Pagnell, to receive Orders.

"Resolved, upon the Question,

"That Colonel Ingoldesbie's Regiment be disbanded at Woodstocke, on Friday the 4th of June next; and those who engage for Ireland to march to Chipping Norton.

"Resolved, upon the Question,

"That Field Marshal Skippon's Regiment, at Newcastle, be taken on for Ireland, and march according to his Orders.

"Resolved, upon the Question,

"That the Money for disbanding of all these Regiments, and also the Fortnight's Pay for those that shall go to Ireland, be conveyed, under a strong Guard, to the several Places of Rendezvous, to be there the Day before the Day of Disbanding.

"Resolved, upon the Question,

"That the General be desired to issue out his Orders to the several Regiments, to be at the several Places and Times of Rendezvous respectively; and that himself will be there present, to see them disbanded; as likewise Field Marshal Skippon, who is then to take on such of them as will go for Ireland; and that in regard the Regiment of Colonel Ingoldesby lies off from the rest, and it is to be disbanded at Woodstock the 4th of June next, that the General be desired to send some Officer thither, to see them disbanded.

"Resolved, upon the Question,

"That the several Captains of every Company bring a List of their Company, under their Hands, to the Place of Rendezvous appointed for Disbanding, wherein the Name of every Soldier in that Company shall be expressed.

"Resolved, upon the Question,

"That where it shall appear that any of the Soldiers have not Two Months Pay due to them, that so much be abated as shall be found to come short of it.

"Resolved, upon the Question,

"That it be referred to the Committee of the Army, to consider of Instructions for stating the Arrears and Accompts of the Soldiers of this Army, and how Debentures shall be given them for so much as shall appear justly due upon their Accompts.

"Resolved, upon the Question,

"That all Common Officers shall receive their particular Debentures, upon their Accompts made by the Committee and Treasurers of the Army abovesaid.

"Resolved, upon the Question,

"That the Excise, in Course, shall be the Security to be given for the Payment of the Arrears of the Inferior Officers and Common Soldiers; and that the Common Officers shall be paid out of the Estates of Delinquents in the First Exceptions not yet disposed of; and that the Committee of the Army do prepare and bring in Ordinances to this Purpose.

"Resolved, upon the Question,

"That a Committee of Lords and Commons be appointed, to go down and be assisting to the General, in this Service of disbanding of the Army.

"Resolved, upon the Question,

"That the Committee of Lords and Commons appointed to go down to the Army shall, in the Head of every Regiment, at their Disbanding, give them the Thanks of the Houses, for their faithful Service to the Parliament."

The Answer to the last Message was:

Answer to the H. C.

That this (fn. *) House agrees to the Votes for the Time and Place and Manner of disbanding the Foot.

Order for Sir W. Allenson to be restored to his Place of Clerk of the Hanaper.

Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Office of Clerk of the Hanaper, with the Profits, Advantages, and Emoluments, belonging to the same, shall be restored and continued to Sir William Allenson Knight, according to the Ordinance of Parliament and Letters Patents whereby the same was formerly granted to him; notwithstanding any Order or Ordinance of both or either of the Houses of Parliament formerly made to the contrary."

Order to restore Sir Walter Erle, to his Place of Lieutenant General of the Ordnance.

"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Office of Lieutenant General of the Ordnance, with the Profits, Advantages, and Emoluments, belonging to the same, shall be restored and continued to Sir Walter Erle, according to the Ordinance of Parliament whereby the same was formerly granted to him, notwithstanding any Order or Ordinance of both or either of the Houses of Parliament formerly made to the contrary; and His Majesty's Solicitor General is hereby appointed to prepare a Grant of the said Office of Lieutenant of the Ordnance unto the said Sir Walter Erle, with all Advantages, Profits, and Emoluments, thereunto of Right belonging; and the Commissioners of the Great Seal for the Time being are hereby authorized to pass the said Grant, so prepared, under the Great Seal, accordingly."

Blickard to be instituted to Malden cum Chistendon;

Ordered, That Sir Nathaniell Brent Knight, or his lawful Deputy, are hereby authorized and required, upon Sight of this Order, to give Institution and Induction unto Sackvill Blickard Clerk, to the Rectory of Maulden, in the County of Surrey, with the Chapel of Chistendon annexed, salvo Jure cujuscunque; the said Mr. Blickard taking the National League and Covenant; and producing the Presentation from the Warden and Fellows of Merton College, in the University of Oxon, the undoubted Patrons.

and Stanley to Spotforth cum Wetherby.

Ordered, &c. That Doctor Aylett, or his lawful Deputy, are hereby authorized and required, upon Sight of this Order, to accept of the Resignation of the Rectory and Church of Spotsforth, with the Chapel of Wetherby, in the County of Yorke, from the Hands of Richard Chambers, late Rector there; and, upon Sight of the Presentation of the Right Honourable Algernon Earl of Northumberland, the true and undoubted Patron of the said Rectory and Chapel, to institute and induct John Stanly Clerk, Master of Arts, to the said Rectory and Chapel, salvo Jure cujuscunque; the said Mr. Stanly taking the National League and Covenant.

Ordinance for Mr. Rivett to be Master of St. Nicholas Hospital, in Wiltshire.

(fn. *) This Ordinance concerning Mr. Rivett went down to the House of Commons, 25 December, 1646, and passed there this Day.

Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That Francis Rivett Esquire shall be, and is hereby nominated and appointed to be, Master and Governor of the Alms-house and Hospital of St. Nicholas, in the County of Wilts, to hold and exercise the said Place of Master or Governor of the said Almshouse and Hospital, according to the Orders and Constitutions thereof, as amply as any other late Master or Governor of the said Alms-house and Hospital hath heretofore lawfully had and enjoyed the same; and all Dispositions of the said Place by any Committee are hereby revoked; and the Rights, Profits, and Advantages, belonging to the said Hospital, are hereby granted and confirmed to the said Francis Rivett; and that all Charters, Evidences, Rent-rolls, Books of Accompt, and all Writings and other Things belonging to the said Hospital, in the Custody of any Person whatsoever shall be delivered to the abovenamed Francis Rivett, or such Persons as he shall appoint: And all Persons whom it may concern are to yield Obedience, as they will answer the contrary."

Langley Woods to be bought for the Use of the Navy.

"Ordered, That Langley Woods, in the County of South'ton, be reserved for the Use of the Navy; and the Contractors for the Sale of the Bishops Lands to forbear the Sale of them to any others, and see that none of the said Woods be cut down or destroyed, but to the Use of the State; and that the Committee for the Navy do buy them, for the Service of the State."

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* Origin. to this.
* Origin read.
* Deest in Originali.
* This Marginal Note is in the Original.