DIE Martis, 10 die Augusti.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Byfield.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Ordinance to regulate Oxford University.
An Ordinance was brought in, for the future Regulating of the University of Oxford; and read the First
Ordered, That, until this House hath received Reparations for the Force and Violence offered to the
Houses, this House will meddle with no particular
Message from the H. C. with Orders, &c.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir John Temple Knight;
To desire Concurrence in these Particulars:
1. An Ordinance for continuing the Speakers of both
Houses Commissioners of the Great Seal of England.
(Here enter it.)
2. An Order for delivering the Twenty-five Thousand
Pounds, to be transported into Ireland.
(Here enter it.)
3. An Order for further Relief of maimed Soldiers.
(Here enter it.)
Agreed to, and Ordered to be printed and published.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to all the Orders and Ordinances now brought up.
Preacher at the Fast.
Ordered, That Mr. Spurstoe is appointed to preach
before the Lords, the next Fast-day, in the Place of
Mr. Anto. Burges, who is excused.
Letter from Ireland.
A Letter was read, from the Commissioners in Ireland. (Here enter it.)
Ld. Aubigny's Order.
An Order concerning the Lord Aubigny, was read,
and approved of. (Here enter it.)
Ordinance to continue the Speakers Commissioners of the Great Seal.
"Be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Ordinance which last
passed both Houses of Parliament, for appointing or
continuing Edward Earl of Manchester Speaker of
the House of Peers pro Tempore, and William Lenthall
Esquire Speaker of the House of Commons, Commissioners for the Custody of the Great Seal of England, stand and be in full Force, until the End and
Determination thereof, according to the Tenor of
the said Ordinance, notwithstanding any other Order
or Ordinances to the contrary: And be it hereby
further Ordained and Declared, That the said Edward Earl of Manchester and the said William Lenthall
be, and are hereby, continued Commissioners of the
said Great Seal, for and during the Space of One
Month, to be accounted from the Time for which the
said Earl of Manchester and William Lenthall were
formerly appointed and continued Commissioners as
aforesaid, together with the same and like Powers
and Authorities, to all Intents and Purposes, as are
mentioned or contained in the said former Ordinance."
Order for 25,000 l. for Ireland.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, That the Sum of Five and Twenty
Thousand Pounds, appointed by former Orders to be
sent over in Specie, by the Treasurer at Wars, into
Ireland, and is sithence carried into The Tower of London, be forthwith delivered, by those in whose Custody it now remains, unto the Treasurer at Wars, or
his Deputy, to be transported into Ireland, and issued
and paid according to the former Orders of both
Houses made in that Behalf."
Ordinance for Relief of maimed Soldiers, &c.
"Whereas, by a former Ordinance, bearing Date
the Eight and Twentieth Day of May now last past,
intituled, "An Ordinance for Relief of maimed Soldiers, &c." it is Ordained, That such further Sum
of Money shall be assessed, as by the [ (fn. *) Justices of
Peace] in the next Quarter Sessions after the passing
the said Ordinance, or the major Part of them, shall
be adjudged meet to be assessed, upon every Parish
or Chapelry that hath distinct Parochial Officers, so
as the said additional Sum exceedeth not the Sum of
Two Shillings Six Pence, nor be under the Sum
of Three Pence each Week, for each such Parish or
Chapelry: Forasmuch as the Service aforesaid could
not be performed, as was desired, for Want of Time
sufficient allowed by this Ordinance, in regard the
Authority given to the Justices to execute the same
is only at the next Quarter Sessions after the passing
the Ordinance; it is therefore Ordered and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Justices of Peace within the Kingdom of England and Dominion of Wales shall be
hereby authorized to proceed, and shall or may, at
any Time hereafter, at any Sessions of the Peace
which shall or may at any Time hereafter be holden
within their several Divisions, proceed for the putting
the former Ordinance in Execution, to all Intents
and Purposes, as they might have done by virtue of
the Ordinance aforesaid, at the next Quarter Sessions
after the passing the same."
Letter from Two of the Irish Commissioners, desiring Leave to return;— and that the Marq. of Ormond has left Ireland.
"For the Right Honourable the Speaker of the
House of Peers pro Tempore.
"Haste, Haste, Post Haste.
"May it please your Lordships,
"We understand, your Lordships have been pleased
to order our Stay here till the First of September, contrary to the Licence we brought with us when we
engaged in this Service; and therefore we think fit
to represent to your Lordships, that, our own Affairs
necessarily requiring our being there, we made known
to the Committee at Darby House, in Writing, that
we could not make any longer Stay here than till
the Transaction with the Lord of Ormond were
finished; and therefore desired that some others
might be employed in this Service. The Committee,
notwithstanding, thinking it requisite that we should
for the present come, gave us full Power (by Instructions under their Hands) to return when we
pleased, after the Agreement with the Lord of Ormond was finished, which hath been protracted beyond our Expectation; so that we humbly conceive
ourselves to be at full Liberty to return, unless we
have, by our Willingness at your Command to serve
the Public, lost the Liberty of free-born Subjects.
We must therefore humbly desire your Lordships, if
you think it necessary to have Commissioners here,
to name some others, since we cannot make any longer
Stay; or that you make the Quorum to consist of
Three, there being so many here upon the Place
besides us; or that you hasten Colonel Birch, or Colonel Sydney, who are in Commission, if you think
not fit to use a less Quorum than Four: Though, to
deal clearly with your Lordships, we think good Commanders much more necessary to be sent than Commissioners, the Name whereof is odious to the Soldiers; and Colonel Jones, in whom lies the Care of
these Parts, is so often in Danger himself, by freely
engaging for Advancement of the Service, that even
by the Loss of him (which God forbid) Ruin may
be apprehended, if some able Commanders arrive
not for his Assistance, and to succeed him if Need
be: And therefore we shall humbly crave Pardon, if
we make Use of the Liberty of Returning, which we
brought with us, and without which we had not entered upon this Service.
Dublin, July 28, 1647.
"Most humble Servants,
"The Lord of Ormond left the Sword this Day;
and went to Sea, towards Bristoll. Trym
being besieged by Parston's Army, it will
be necessary all the Force we can make
march speedily to their Relief; though we
must say, the whole Kingdom lies at Stake
in the Success thereof."
L. Aubigny, &c. and the E. of Suffolk, about the Subsidy of Aulnage.
Whereas Report was this Day made, from the
Lords Committees appointed by this House for the
Business of the Lady Aubignie 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 Aubigney and her
Children, being as it was held as Tenants in Common
by the Four Sons of Esme Duke of Lenox, (videlicet,)
the Lord Aubigny, the Lord Lodowick, 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 Suffolke and others, in Trust for the
Lady Katherin Aubigny, the now Wife of Sir James
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 Katherin; 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
It is Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, in regard that the said Lord Lodowick receiveth
a great Part of the Lord Aubignie's Estate, which he
converteth to his own Use, That the Earl of Suffolk
shall be enabled to receive his Fourth Part, which is
by his Lordship to be accounted 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 Suffolk 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, and Four
Pence, ob. qr. 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 Suffolke 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
Order to preserve the E. of Derby's Timber at Latham House.
Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament assembled,
That John Bradshawe Esquire, High Sheriff of Lancasheir, is hereby authorized and commanded, not to
suffer or permit any Timber, Materials, or Houshold
Stuff, belonging or in any Wife appertaining to a House
of the Earl of Derby, called Latham House, within the
said County, to be sold or carried away, until the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations give
farther and special Order therein; any Thing done
already to the contrary in any Wife notwithstanding:
And herein all Persons concerned, or that shall be concerned, are to take Notice, as they will answer the contrary at their Perils.