DIE Veneris, 23 die Julii.
PRAYERS, by Mr.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Ds. La Warr.
Judges Leave to be absent.
Ordered, That all the Judges shall have Leave
to be absent from their Attendance on this House, to
prepare themselves for their Circuits; and have Leave
after the End of their Circuits till Michaelmas to be
Evans and Lloyd sent for.
Upon the Petition of Walter Bowen:
(Here enter it.)
It is Ordered, That Thomas Evans and John Lloyd
shall be sent for, as Delinquents, to answer the Complaint.
Ordinance concerning Durham.
The Earl of Kent reported from the Committee, the
Ordinance concerning the County Palatine of Durham,
as fit to pass, with some Alterations; which were
Ordinance for due Payment of Tithes.
The Ordinance for the true Payment of Tithes, was
read the Second Time, and Ordered to be committed
to these Lords following:
Ds. La Warr.
Any Two, to meet.
Message to the H. C. about removing the King's Children to Syon.
Upon Information to this House, by the Earl of
Northumb. "That One is sick of the Plague in Stables
near to St. James', where the King's Children are:"
Hereupon Doctor Aylett and Mr. Sadler were appointed
to go with this Message to the House of Commons;
To put them in Mind of a former Message sent to
them, for sending the King's Children to Syon.
Message from the H. C. with Ordinances, &c. and to fit P. M.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Evelyn Knight, &c.; who brought
up divers Particulars, wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence:
1. A Vote against inviting any Foreign Forces into
this Kingdom. (Here enter it.)
Read, and Agreed to.
2. An additional Instruction for the Commissioners
(fn. *) residing with the Army, to treat about easing the
Kingdom in the Payment of the Forces.
(Here enter it.)
Agreed to, upon the Question.
3. An Ordinance concerning the Maintenance of Widows and maimed Soldiers. (Here enter it.)
4. An Order to pay Twenty Pounds to Paul Freeman,
&c. (Here enter it.)
5. An Order for One Sixth Part of the additional
Excise, for Relief of Widows and maimed Soldiers.
(Here enter it.)
6. An Ordinance for taking off the Delinquency of
Edward Earnly. (Here enter it.)
7. To desire their Lordships would please to sit this
Afternoon, if it may stand with their Lordships Conveniency, in regard of some Occasions of Importance.
Resolved, upon the Question, To sit this Afternoon.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to all the Particulars now
brought up; and that this House intends to sit this
Letter from the Commissioners with the King.
A Letter sent from the Lord Mountagu, was read.
(Here enter it.)
Assizes at Bedford not to be interrupted by the Army.
In regard the Head Quarter of the Army is to be
kept at Bedford, where the (fn. *) next Assizes for that
County is to be kept: It is Ordered, That a Letter
be written to Sir Thomas Fairefax, to take Order, that
no Interruption be given to the Judges in the Execution
of the Business at the Assizes, and that (fn. †) they go and
pass without any Interruption.
Letter from Gen. Skippon.
A Letter from Major General Skippon, was read.
(Here enter it.)
Langham & al. and Lymbrey & al.
The Question being put, "Whether to put off
the Debate of the Business concerning Langham and Lymberey till this Afternoon?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Commissioners with the King, Leave to be absent by Turns.
"Ordered, by the Lords and in Parliament assembled, That the Commissioners who are appointed to attend His Majesty's Person may have
Leave to follow their own Occasions, so as Three of
them, whereof One to be a Peer, do take their
Turns in that Service, as they shall agree amongst
Brown and Sir A. Littleton versus Morris, alias Poyntz.
Ordered, That, upon Monday Morning next, John
Morris, alias Pointz, Mary his Wife, Leonard Darby,
Isabell Smyth, and John Harris, or some of them, shall
bring, or cause to be brought, into this House, on Monday Morning next, peremptorily, the Two Exemplifications formerly ordered them; in Default whereof, this
House will proceed to Judgement against them.
E. of Manchester continued Speaker.
Ordered, That the Earl of Manchester be continued
Speaker of this House till the 25th of March next
Ramsey sent for, for a Libel against the E. of Newport.
A Libel against the Earl of Newport, a Peer of this
Realm, was brought into this House, and read; which
was posted up at The Old Exchange, and other Places
about the Town. (Here enter it.)
Hereupon it is Ordered, That the Author thereof,
James Ramsey, shall be summoned to appear before
this House To-morrow Morning, that so it may be
known whether he will own it to be his Hand.
Col. Thornhaugh's Officers Petition.
Upon reading the Petition of the Officers of Colonel
Thornhaugh's Regiment: It is Ordered, To be recommended to the House of Commons.
Letter from the Commissioners with the King, than He is going to Wooburn House.
"To the Right Honourable the Earl of Manchester, Speaker of the House of Peers pro
"His Majesty's Remove from hence was in Discourse
Yesterday; but this Morning He hath fully resolved
to go (towards Wooborne, a House of the Earl of Bedford's,) To-morrow, where He will be upon Friday,
intending to take up His Quarters at Latimer's for
that Night which He must lodge by the Way. Hereof I thought it my Duty to give you this Account;
and of ourselves, that we are in the same Condition
which our former Letters expressed; and remain
Caversham, 21 July, 1647.
Most humble Servant,
No Foreign Forces to be brought into the Kingdom.
"Resolved, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled,
"That they do declare, That there appears not unto
them any Cause for calling, drawing, or inviting, any
Forces into this Kingdom; and that they do not intend to call, invite, or draw, any Forces whatsoever
into the same; and do declare, That such Person or
Persons as shall endeavour to invite, draw, or call in,
any Forces into this Kingdom, without the Authority
of both Houses of Parliament, are Traitors, and
shall suffer Punishment as Traitors to the Kingdom."
Ordinance for Fines, &c. for Non-payment of Excise, to be for Relief of Widows and maimed Soldiers.
"The Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled,
being informed of the pressing Necessities of many
poor Widows who have lost their Husbands in the
Service of the Commonwealth, and many maimed
Soldiers that have received their Wounds in the said
Service: Towards Supply of whose Necessities, it is
Ordered and Ordained, by the said Lords and
Commons, That of all Fines and Forfeitures levied
and raised, for Non-payment, or otherwise, touching
the Excise, by virtue of any Ordinance or Ordinances
of Parliament whatsoever, the One Moiety thereof
shall be employed towards the Maintenance of Widows
and maimed Soldiers, and the other Moiety to the Discove'rs, or such Person or Persons which shall give
Information of any Abuse committed by any Person or
Persons, contrary to the said Ordinances of Parliament
touching the Excise, or any of them; and the Commissioners of Excise and new Impost are hereby authorized and required to pay the Moiety appointed for
maimed Soldiers as aforesaid unto William Grcenhill,
John Pocock, John Randall, and Richard Hutchinson,
Treasurers appointed for that Purpose, or any Two of
them, and the other Moiety to the Discove'rs or Persons that shall give Information of Abuse as aforesaid;
and the Receipt of the respective Treasurers and Discove'rs shall be the Commissioners of Excise their
sufficient Discharge, for Payment of the respective
Moities for the Uses and Purposes aforesaid: And it is
further Ordained, That this Ordinance shall be of
Force from the 11th of June, 1645; and all the
Profits arising upon Forfeiture in the Excise shall be
disposed to the Uses aforementioned from that Time."
Order for 20 l. to Freeman, Woodhall, & al.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Sum of Twenty Pounds be
paid, by the Committee of Lords and Commons for
Advance of Monies at Habberdash'rs Hall, unto Paule
Freeman, Robert Woodhall, Richard Nunlin, Alice
Freeman Widow, Margarett Fletcher Widow, poor
People, that suffered great Losses by having their
Houses burnt in the County of Yorke, to help them
to bear their Charges in Return to their own Country."
Ordinance to clear Earnly of his Delinquency.
"Whereas Edward Earnely, of Ashlington, in the
County of Wilts, Esquire, hath by both Houses of
Parliament been admitted to his Fine of Four Hundred
Pounds, he having adhered to the Forces raised
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 Edward Earneley, 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 at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits
thereof, to the said Edward Earnely, from the Day
of the Payment of the said Fine, with an Exception
of the Right or Estate of the said Edward Earncley
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 are hereby 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 Edward
Earnely from any 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 Values than are therein expressed
during Three Years before the Year of our Lord
1640, then the said Edward Earnely shall pay such
further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both
Houses of Parliament shall appoint."
Ramsay's Libel against the E. of Newport.
"I desire the Reader not to take down this, unless he
deliver it whom it concerns.
"Forasmuch as Charles Blount, commonly called the
Earl of Newport, hath deceived me most unjustly and
basely, by putting me off several Times from my
Money; and for that, by his Failing with me, I am
by his Means now a Prisoner in The Marshalsey's; and
the forenamed Lord, being at present furnished with
Money, is so far from relieving me in my Sufferings
for him, as he makes a Jeer and a Scorn of my
"I declare to all Men, notwithstanding many know it
already, he is a base, deceitful, unworthy Man, not
fit for the Society of a Gentleman.
"To prevent his further unworthy Dealing with
others, I testify this; which shall be maintained by
Further Instructions to the Commissioners with the Army.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, That it be referred to the Commissioners
with the Army, to treat and consider with the General
and Commissioners of the Army; how the great Charge
that the Kingdom is at, in the Pay of the Army, the
Garrisons, and other Forces now put under the General's Command, may be lessened, and so disposed, that
Ireland be speedily relieved; and that those Forces
that go into Ireland, and the Army and Garrisons that
shall be kept up here, be paid and provided for, out
of the Sixty Thousand Pounds per Mensem Assessments;
and they are to give an Account hereof from Time to
Time to the Houses.
Ordinance for a Sixth Part of the additional Excise for maimed Soldiers, Widows, &c.
"Whereas, by an Ordinance of Parliament, dated the
8th of July, 1644, an additional Excise of some Commodities not formerly excised was to be levied upon the
Commodities in the said Ordinance expressed, and by
the said Ordinance appointed to be paid to several
Uses; among which, the Sixth Part was appointed to
be paid to Sir Gilbert Gerrard Baronet, then Treasurer
at Wars, for Payment of Land Forces, by Ordinance
of the 3d of August following, and since by Two
other Ordinances, dated (fn. *) the 10th of May, and the
11th of June, 1645; and the Receipt and Payment
of the said Sixth Part (with others) was transferred
to Wm. Greenhill and the rest of the Treasurers for
the sick and maimed Soldiers and Widows, to be paid
to the Uses abovesaid, to be issued out according to
such Warrant and Direction as should from Time to
Time be made by the Committee of the Army, or
any Four of them, under their Hands, as by the
aforesaid Ordinances of the 10th of May and the 11th
of June, 1645, doth and may appear: It is this Day
Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in
Parliament, That the aforesaid One Sixth Part of the
Receipt of the aforesaid additional Excise, from the
last of September next, in the Year 1647, and so forward, which was formerly appointed for Payment of
Land Forces, be issued and paid forth, by the Commissioners of Excise, to the Treasurers for maimed Soldiers,
or any Two of them, for the Relief and Maintenance
of the sick and maimed Soldiers, and Widows and fatherless Children of such as have been slain in the
Service of the Parliament, notwithstanding the abovesaid former Ordinances; and that the Acquittance of
the said Treasurers of the maimed Soldiers, or any
Two of them, shall be a sufficient Discharge to the
Commissioners of Excise, for the Payment thereof
Order to prevent the E. of Arundel's Lands from being seized for Want of Licences of Alienation.
Whereas this House was this Day informed, "That
the Sheriffs of the Counties of Norff. and Suff. and of
several other Counties, had made Seizure of several
Lands of the late Earl of Arundell and Surrey, for
Want of Licences of Alienation, and his Bailiffs not
accompting in the Exchequer, for several Fines,
Issues, and Amerciaments, arising in several Liberties
by the said Earl claimed and enjoyed from the Crown,
howbeit His Majesty be indebted in a great Sum unto
the said Earl, as was informed; the Inheritance of
which Lands are to come unto the now Earl of Arundell, subject nevertheless to the Payment of his Father's Debts; for which Purpose, they were by him
conveyed to several Persons of Honour and Worth,
some Peers of this House, and others Members of
the Honourable House of Commons:"
It is therefore Ordered, by the Lords assembled in
Parliament, That the said Sheriffs, in their respective
Counties shall forbear to levy the said Monies upon
any the said Earl's Lands, without the Pleasure of this
House further signified in that Behalf; it being an undoubted Privilege of the Peers of this Realm, That
their Estates are to be freed from Seizure, during the
Continuance of Parliament; and herein Obedience is
to be yielded, as the contrary will be answered to this
Philips's Affidavit, that Evans and Lloyd disturbed Bowen, Minister of Llanderssell, in Service Time.
"Whereas Walter Bowen Clerk was duly inducted,
by Mr. Doctor Aylett, by special Order from the
Right Honourable the Lords assembled in Parliament,
to be Parson of the Parish Church of Llanderssell, in
Cardigansheir: Now Thomas Phillips maketh Oath,
That one Thomas Evans and John Lloyd of The
Vardrey did severally, upon Two Sundays, (videlicet,)
the 9th and 16th Days of May last past, in the
Church of Llanderssell aforesaid, publicly disturb,
hinder, and forbid, the said Walter Bowen to preach
and officiate there; and did likewise detain the Church
Bible away from the said Walter Bowen.
"Jurat. 2 Junii, 1647.
Letter from Gen. Skippon, desiring Leave to resign his Command in Ireland.
"To the Right Honourable Edward Earl of Manchester, Speaker of the House of Peers assembled in Parliament at Westm'r.
"These, with Trust, present.
"May it please your Lordship,
"It is not unknown to you, by the Letter I presumed
to send to your Lordship from Newcastle, how unwilling I was from the Beginning to engage myself
Personally for the Service of Ireland, and what Reasons I gave therefor; as also what single Consideration moved me to accept thereof, (videlicet,) that it
was alledged, That my going would carry a great
Part of the Army, and my not going withhold them
from going thither; and I must have been reputed
the alone Obstructer and Prejudicer of that Service:
Which then prevailing Consideration being since removed, I humbly crave Leave hereby to let your
Lordship know, that, although I most thankfully acknowledge the Favour of this Right Honourable
House therein towards me, yet my former Purposes
and Desires to decline that Service, upon my forementioned Reasons (and divers others, which if required I should declare), are more earnest than ever;
it being a Service (fn. *) every Way so unfit for me, and
for which I am so unfit: Therefore my most humble
Suit to this Honourable House is, that I may be freed
from that Service; being not only willing, but desirous, to lay down the same, and content rather submissively to suffer what it shall please the Parliament
to impose upon me for my humble refusing thereof,
than to go therein: And that it may plainly appear
that I aim at no Self-advantage any other Way, I
shall most readily lay down all my other Employments
at the Parliament's Feet (if they so command), and
betake myself either to a private Life upon my own
poor Means in England, or, with the Parliament's
Leave, seek an Abiding-place in some other Country
beyond the Seas.
"Thus much I held myself bound to acquaint you
with; which I beseech your Lordship seasonably to
make known to this Right Honourable House, also
my most humble and earnest Suit herein; which I desire as unfeignedly as I can do any Thing at the Hand
of Man. Good Sir, be pleased so far to stand my
Friend as to help what you can to take me off from
that Service; it being the greatest Favour I have to
importune your Lordship for, and whereby you shall
more than I can express engage,
Reading, the 21th of July, 1647.
Most humble and faithful Servant,
Brown, C'er. Parl. Sir A. Littleton, & al. versus Morris, alias Poyntz, & al.
Whereas, by an Order of the Fifteenth of July Instant,
it was ordered, That John Morris, alias Poyntz, and
Mary his Wife, Leonard Darby, John Harris, and Isabell Smith, or some of them, should peremptorily,
upon the Twentieth of this Instant July, bring into this
House the Exemplification under the Great Seal of England of an Act of Parliament, intituled, "An Act to
make good a Conveyance of Little Munden, from Sir
Peter Vanlore Knight, and Sir Charles Cæser Knight,
unto Edmond Woodall Esquire, and his Heirs;" and
also another Exemplification of a pretended Act of
Parliament, intituled, "An Act to enable and make
good a Conveyance and Assurance made of the Manors
of Chipping Onger, North Okenden, South Okenden,
and other Lands, in the County of Essex, and Beaves
Markes, alias Buryes Markes, in London, by James
Morris Esquire, and Gabriell Poyntz Esquire, to John
Poyntz, alias Morris, and his Heirs; and to establish
the said Manors upon the said John Poyntz, alias
Morris, and his Heirs, according to the said Conveyance;" which they, and every of them, have neglected to do, notwithstanding the said Order:
It is now Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament
assembled, That the said John Morris, alias Poyntz, and
Mary his Wife, Leonard Darby, John Harris, and Isabell Smith, or some or One of them, shall, without further Delay or Excuse, upon Monday Morning, the Six
and Twentieth of this Instant July, produce, or cause
to be produced, and brought into this House, the said
Exemplifications, and either of them; or else this
House will forthwith proceed to Judgement upon the
whole Cause: And hereof the said Parties, and every
of them, are to take Notice, and yield Obedience herein
unto this House, as they will answer the contrary at
Abbott to be instituted to Stansted Mount Fitchett;
Ordered, That Doctor Aylett, &c. shall give Institution and Induction unto Robert Abbott Master of
Arts, to the Vicarage and Parish Church of Stansted
Mount Fitchett, in the County of Essex, void by the
Cession of Richard Ward Clerk, the last Incumbent;
salvo Jure cujuscunque; he taking the National League
and Covenant, and producing his Presentation thereunto
under the Hand and Seal of Tymothy Midleton Esquire,
Bound to Wickford;
Ordered, That Doctor shall give Institution and Induction unto Nicholas Bound Clerk,
Master of Arts, to the Rectory and Parish Church of
Wickford, in Com. Essex, void by the Death of Cornelius Grey, the last Incumbent; salvo Jure cujuscunque;
taking the National Covenant; Present by Rob't Chester
and Hunt to Warmincham.
Ordered, That Doctor Aylett shall give Institution
and Induction unto Richard Hunt Batchelor in Divinity,
to the Rectory of Warmincham, in the County of Chester, void by the Death of John Wrench Clerk, the late
Incumbent; salvo Jure cujuscunque; he taking the
Covenant, and producing his Presentation thereunto under the Hand and Seal of Sir Clippesby Crew Knight,
PRAYERS, by Mr. Salwey.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Ordinance for due Payment of Tithes.
The Earl of Kent reported from the Committee (fn. *) the
Ordinance concerning the Payment of Tithes, with
some Alterations; which, being read, was Agreed to,
and Ordered to be sent to the House of Commons
for their Concurrence.
Petition left at Ivy Bridge to be signed:
Upon Complaint made to this House, "That, at
Ivy Bridge, in a Boat, there is a Petition of a dangerous Consequence brought, for People to set their
Master of a Hoy sent for about it.
Ordered, That the Gentleman Usher, or his Deputy, shall forthwith bring before the Lords in Parliament the Body of the Master of a Hoy, or close Lighter,
lying and being at Ivy Bridge; and that the said Master
of the Hoy do bring with him a Petition, that was lately
left with him by some Persons that used the Name of
the Lord Mayor; and likewise that he certify their
Names that left the said Petition with him: And this
shall be a sufficient Warrant.
To the Gentleman Usher.
Doctor Clarke to be Judge of the Admiralty.
The Ordinance for making Doctor Clarke Judge of
the Court of Admiralty, was brought in; there being
a Mistake in the former: Which was read, and Agreed
to, and Ordered to be sent to the House of Commons
Han. Terrent, a further Reprieve.
Upon reading a Certificate of the Justices of Peace:
Since the Reprieve of Hannah Terrent, Wife of Ambrose Terrent, they have received such Satisfaction,
from Witnesses of credible and good Note, that they
are persuaded in their Consciences that the Evidence
given to the Jury was malicious and false:"
It is Ordered, That the Judge of that Circuit be
sent to, to reprieve the said Hannah Terrent for Two
Months longer; and to make a further Certificate to
this House concerning this Business.
Ly. Moore's Petition.
The Lady Moore's Petition was read, and Ordered
to be recommended to the House of Commons.
Letters from the Parliament of Scotland, &c. about the D. of Hamilton's Goods:
A Letter from the Scotts Commissioners was read,
concerning Duke Hamilton's Goods and Pictures.
(Here enter it.)
Another Paper of Goods was read. (Here enter it.)
A Letter from the Parliament of Scotland, was read,
concerning the Duke of Hamilton's Goods.
(Here enter it.)
The Goods to be restored to him.
Ordered, That these Letters be sent to the House
of Commons, that his Goods may be restored to him.
Message to the H. C. with the Ordinance for Payment of Tithes; and for Dr. Clark to be Judge of the Admiralty.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Dr. Aylett and Mr. Sadler:
1. To desire Concurrence in the Ordinance for Payment of Tithes.
2. To desire Concurrence in the Ordinance for
making Doctor Clarke to be Judge of the Court of Admiralty there being a Mistake in the former.
Langham and Lymbrey.
The House were in Consideration of the Business
between Langham and Lymbrey.
And the Question was put, "Whether to go on
now with this Business concerning Langham
And the Votes were even.
Ordered, That this Business shall be the First Business on Tuesday Morning next.
E. of Lincoln, Leave to be absent.
Ordered, That the Earl of Lincolne hath Leave
to be absent, after Tuesday, until Michaelmas.
Message from the H. C. to sit a while.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Robert Harley Knight:
To desire their Lordships would please to sit a while.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will sit a while.
Colonel Kempson Leave to carry disbanded Soldiers Abroad.
Upon reading the Petition of Colonel Kempston; desiring "Leave to transport himself beyond the Seas,
and such Soldiers as are disbanded of the Four Regiments, and will voluntarily go with him:" Which
was Ordered accordingly; and the Concurrence of
the House of Commons to be desired therein.
Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Evelin; who brought up an Ordinance concerning the settling of the Militia of the
City of London, wherein they desire their Lordships
The said Ordinance was read Twice:
Ordinance for settling the Militia of London:
And the House was adjourned into a Committee of
the whole House during Pleasure, to debate it.
The House being resumed, the said Ordinance was
read the Third Time.
And the Question being put, "Whether to agree
to this Ordinance as it is now brought up?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Protest against it.
Memorandum, That, before the putting of the Question, these Lords following desired Leave to enter
their Diffents, if the Question were carried in the Affirmative: Which was granted.
"T. Lyncolne. Hunsdon."
Ordered, That the Ordinance for settling of the
Militia of London shall be printed and published.
The Answer returned was:
Answer to the H. C.
That this House agrees to the Ordinance now brought
Answer from thence.
Doctor Aylett and Mr. Sadler return with this Answer from the House of Commons:
1. That they agree to the Ordinance for Doctor
Clarke to be Judge of the Court of Admiralty.
2. They agree to the sending Seven Thousand
Pounds to Munster.
3. Concerning the Ordinance for Tithes, they will
send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Letter from the Scots Commissioners, desiring the D. of Hamilton's Goods may be restored:
"For the Right Honourable the Speaker of the
House of Peeres pro Tempore;
"To be communicated to both Houses of
"Wee were comaunded, by the Parliament of Scotland, to deliver unto both Houses this Letter, concerning the Goods of James Duke of Hamilton;
but, because of the greate Affaires of the Kingdome,
wee have hitherto delayed to present it. Wee are
now informed, that the Pictures are like to be spoiled;
and therefore wee doe earnestly desire the Honorable
Houses to take the Letter of the Parliament of Scotland speedily into Consideration, and to give Order
that the Goods may be delivered unto his Servaunt
Mr. Lewes Lewes: Which Desire, being soe agreeable to Equity and Justice, wee doubt not the Honorable Houses wil be pleased to graunt. And soe
Worcester House, the 22th of July, 1647.
Further Particular of his Effects, which he desires Restitution of:
"Some other Things belonging to the Duke of
Hamilton, besides those in the Custody of the
Earle of Denbigh, whereof he desires Restitution:
"Diverse Goods of severall Kindes, taken out of the
Lodgings at Whitehall, December, 1643, by some of
the Committee of Sequestration at Westm'r, by what
Order it doth not appeare; all now beinge, or should
be, in the Custody of Mr. Jackson, Register to the
"Diverse Peces of Ordnance, Brasse and Iron;
some at this present remaining at Leadenhall, in the
Custody of Mr. Moulins; others that have bin used
in some of the Armyes for the Parliament; in whose
Custody they now are, is knowne to the Comaunders of the Artillery."
Letter from the Parliament of Scotland, on this Subject.
"For the Right Honnorable the Lords and Commons assembled in the Honnorable Houses of
the Parliament of England, at Westm'r.
"Wee are informed, be James Duke of Hamilton
and Earle of Cambridge, that, aboute the Begining
of these Troubles, there was certaine Pictures and
other Goods perteyneing to him of greate Value,
shipped at London, to have bin transported for this
Kingdome, the which were stayed by Orders from
the Honorable House of Commons, and put in the
Custody of the Earle of Denbigh, with whome, wee
understand, they still remaine: And haveinge taken
into our Consideration the greate Sufferings of the
said Duke, both in his Person and his Fortune, since
the Begining of these Comotions; and that he hath
never bin in Opposition to the Honorable Houses
of the Parliament of England; wee have thought
fitt seriously and earnestly to intreate the Honorable
Houses, that they will not only be pleased to give
Orders for Re-delivery of the said Goods to his
Grace, or any haveing Power from him; bot, in all
other his just Occasions, that he may receave such
Favor from the Honorable Houses, as a Person
eminent in this Kingdome doth deserve, who, as
most acceptable to us, is seriously recommended to
"Your affectionate Friends
Ed. 10 of March, 1647.
"And humble Servaunts,
President of Parliament."
Ordinance for Dr. Clarke to be Judge of the Admiralty.
"It is this Day Ordered and Ordained, by the Lords
and Commons assembled in Parliament, That Doctor
William Clarke be hereby nominated and constituted
Judge of the Admiralty; to proceed therein, according to the lawful Jurisdiction of the said Court,
in such Manner as Doctor Samms, Sir Henry Marten, or other former Judges of that Court, formerly
did or might lawfully proceed; and that the Commissioners of the Great Seal do pass a Patent unto
him, under the Great Seal, accordingly; and that
the Solicitor General do prepare a Grant, to pass the
said Great Seal, of the said Place of Judge of the said
Court of Admiralty to the said Doctor William Clarke;
to enjoy and exercise the same, during the Pleasure
of both Houses of Parliament, with the same Rights
and Preheminencies as the said Doctor Samms, Sir
Henry Marten, or any other former Judge of the
Admiralty, of Right, and lawfully, held, enjoyed,
and exercised the same."
Ordinance to settle the Militia of London.
"The Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled,
taking into their serious Consideration the present
State and Condition of the Kingdom of England,
and particularly of the City of London, do Ordain
and Declare, and be it Ordained and Declared by
the Authority of Parliament, That the Lord Mayor
and Sheriffs of the City of London for the Time
being, Sir John Wollaston Knight, Isaac Pennington,
Thomas Atkin, John Warner, James Bunce, John
Fowke, William Gibbs, John Kendrick, John Langham, and Richard Chambers, Aldermen, Field Marshal Skippon, Randall Manwareing, Francis Peck,
Samuell Warner, James Russell, Nathaniell Wright,
William Berkley, Alexand'r Normington, Stephen Estwick, Owen Rowe, Richard Turner Senior, William
Hobson, Richard Bateman, Richard Turner Junior,
Robert Titchborne, Tempest Milner, William Antrebus,
Thomas Player Senior, Samuell Harsnett, Francis
Allen, Colonel Wilson, Colonel John Bellamy, Alexand'r Jones, Citizens, or any Nine or more of them,
be, and are hereby, constituted and appointed a Committee for the Militia of the City of London and
Liberties thereof, and all other Places within the
Lines of Communication and Weekly Bills of Mortality; and shall have Power, and are hereby authorized, to assemble and call together all and singular Person and Persons of the said City of London, and Liberties thereof, within the Lines of Communication, and Weekly Bills of Mortality, that
are meet and fit for the Wars, and them to train,
exercise, and put in Readiness, and them, after their Abilities and Faculties, well and sufficiently, from Time to Time, to cause to be arrayed
and weaponed, and to take the Musters of them in
Places most sit for that Purpose; and that they shall
have Power to lead, conduct, and employ, the Persons aforesaid, arrayed and weaponed, for the Suppression of all Rebellions, Insurrections, and Invasions, that may happen within the said City and Liberties thereof, or within the Lines of Communication
and Weekly Bills (fn. *) of Mortality; and likewise shall
have further Power and Authority to lead, conduct,
and employ, the Persons aforesaid, arrayed and weaponed, as well within the said City, as within any
other Part of this Realm of England or Dominion
of Wales, for the Suppression of all Rebellions, Insurrections, and Invasions, that may happen, according
as they shall from Time to Time receive Directions
from the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament; and that the said Committee, or any Nine or
more of them as aforesaid, shall have Power, and are
hereby authorized, to constitute and make Colonels,
Captains, and other Officers, from Time to Time, as
they, or any Nine of them as aforesaid, shall see
Cause, and think fit; and that the said Committee,
or any Nine or more of them as aforesaid, shall have
the same Powers and Authorities, to all Intents and
Purposes, and in the same Manner and Form, as
any Committee for the Militia of the City of London
had, the Twentieth Day of July, Anno Dom. by any
Order or Ordinance of Parliament; and that all
and every Person and Persons who have heretofore
acted or done, or hereafter shall act or do, any
Act or Thing whatsoever, by virtue of this or any
former Ordinance or Ordinances of Parliament concerning the said Militia, shall be saved harmless and
indemnified, for and concerning the same, by Authority of Parliament: And it is hereby further Ordained, That no Citizen of the City of London, or
any of the Forces of the said City, or Liberties
thereof, shall be drawn sorth, or compelled to go
out of the said City, or Liberties thereof, for Military Service, without his or their free Consent: And
it is lastly Ordained and Declared, by Authority
aforesaid, That the Ordinance of Parliament of the
Fourth Day of May, 1647, for the Militia of London, shall from henceforth cease, and be determined, to all Intents and Purposes whatsoever: And
this present Ordinance is to continue during the Pleasure of both Houses of Parliament."
E. of Suffolk and Ly. Aubigney and her Children, about the Subsidy of Aulnage.
DIE Veneris, 23 July, 1647.
Whereas Report was this Day made, from the Lords
Committees appointed by this House for the Business
of the Lady Aubignie's and her Children, concerning
Letters Patents of King James, for the granting of the
Offices and Farm of the Subsidy Aulnage of the Old
and New Draperies, as also by a Certificate of the
Judges (who were appointed to examine the Right of
the said Lady and her Children), that it comes to the
Lady Aubigny and her Children, being it was held, as
Tenants in Common, by the Four Sons of Esme Duke
of Lenox, videlicet, the Lord Aubigny, the Lord Lodowicke, the Lord John, and the Lord Barnard, who
were to have their several and respective Shares in the
Benefit of the same, as by Deeds and Declaration of
Trust in this Behalf it doth and may appear; and that
the said Lord Aubigny assigned over the Moiety of his
Part unto the Earl of Suffolk and others, in Trust, for
the Lady Katherene Aubigny, the now Wife of Sir Jame's
Levingston; and the other Moiety he died possessed of,
which now of Right belongs to the said Lady Katherin,
as his Administratrix; and the Two Shares belonging
to the Lords John and Barnard deceased do appertain
to Charles now Lord Aubigny and his Sister Katheren,
the Earl of Suffolke having taken Administration of the
said Lords John and Barnard's Estate, to the Use of the
said Lord Charles and his Sister Katherin: It is Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, in regard that the said Lord Lodowicke receiveth a great
Part of the Lord Aubignie's Estate, which he converteth
to his own Use, That the Earl of Suffolke shall be enabled to receive his Fourth Part, which is by his Lordship to be accompted for, if, upon the said Lord Lodowick's Answer to the Order of this House, their
Lordships find Cause to dispose of it otherwise than to
the Use of the Children; and likewise that he the
said Earl of Suffolke be also enabled to receive the Two
other Parts late belonging to the said Lords John and
Barnard, to the sole Use of the now Lord Aubigny and
his Sister, or their Assigns; and likewise that Fourth Part
the said Lady Aubigny is to receive as aforesaid, for her
Ladyship; and they first paying of all Sums of Money
in Arrear, of Eight Hundred Ninety-four Pounds, Two
Shillings, Four Pence Three Farthings, reserved to the
Crown; which being discharged, this House doth further order, That the Committee of the Revenue do
and shall suffer the said Earl of Suffolk and his Assigns, for the said Lord Aubigny and his Sister their
Three Parts as aforesaid, and the Lady Katherin Aubigny her Fourth Part as aforesaid, from Time to Time,
to take and receive the Profits of the said Subsidy and
Aulnage, without any Molestation or Interruption;
they paying the said Rent unto the said Committee,
from Time to Time, as it shall come due.