DIE Veneris, 17 die Septembris.
PRAYERS, by Dr. Hoyle.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Answer from the H. C.
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page return with this
Answer from the House of Commons:
That they will send an Answer, by Messengers of
their own, to all the Particulars.
Message from the H. C. about Col. Hammond's Patent to be Gov. of the Isle of Wight;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Henry Mildmay Knight, &c.; who brought
up these Particulars:
1. To desire Concurrence in divers Particulars, which
are to be inserted in the Patent for Colonel Robert Hamond to be Governor of the Isle of Wight.
(Here enter it.)
Agreed to the Schedule; excepting to the Particulars crossed, which are to be left out.
with an Ordinance;
2. To desire Concurrence in an Ordinance for making
Samuell Gosse One of the King's Waiters.
(Here enter it.)
and about the Impeachment of the Lords, who sat while the Speakers, &c. were with the Army.
3. To desire their Lordships would appoint a Time,
when the House of Commons may bring their Proofs
and Evidence against the Seven Lords, Members of
this House, impeached by the House of Commons of
Wombwell, an Attendant of this House, to have a Place.
Memorandum, That it was the Resolution of this
House, That Wm. Wombwell, an Attendant to this
House, shall be taken into Consideration, for to have
the next Place as falls void; in regard he was recommended to the Committee for the Revenue, by this House,
to have the Place of One of the King's Waiters, now
conferred upon Sam. Gosse.
Answer to the H. C.
The Answer returned to the aforesaid Message
That their Lordships do agree to the Schedule to be
added to the Patent for Colonel Rob. Hamond to be Governor of the Isle of Wight; and to the Ordinance concerning Mr. Gosse: As to the Business concerning the
Seven Lords impeached, their Lordships will take the
same into speedy Consideration, and send an Answer by
Messengers of their own.
Parvoe and Bp. Towers to make Satisfaction to Spinkes, for detaining his Tithes at Castor.
This Day Thomas Love and John Warren, upon Oath,
at Bar, deposed, "That John Parvo did bid them
keep their Tithes in their Hands for Doctor Towers,
and not pay them to Mr. Spinkes."
And Thomas Brookes did depose, "That the said
John Parvoe did come to him, and forbid him to pay
any Tithes to Mr. Spynkes for Castor, but to keep
them in his Hands for Doctor Towers; and the said
John Parvoe did read a Paper in the Church of Castor,
and a Proclamation made at Oxford, forbidding to pay
any Tithes to the said Mr. Spynkes."
And, upon Consideration of the whole Matter, the
Lords Ordered, That the said John Parvow shall
publicly, in the Church of Castor, in the Face of the
Congregation, acknowledge his Error in reading the
said Papers; and to publish to the Parishioners, in the
Church, at the same Time, That the Tithes are to be
paid to Mr. Spynkes, according to the Ordinance of
Parliament, and not to Doctor Towers; but that the said
Mr. Spynkes is to enjoy them quietly, without any Molestation or Trouble.
And it is further Ordered, That Doctor Towers and
the said John Parvow shall pay to Mr. Spynkes the
Charges he hath been at in this Trouble.
Complaint against Hall, Minister of Thaxsted.
Ordered, That the Complaint against Hall, &c.
shall be heard on Thursday next; and that such others
shall be attached as are mentioned in the Affidavits, and
have been Actors in the Offence: And Witnesses on
both Sides to be present.
Brown, Cler. Parl. and Sir A. Littleton, versus Morris, alias Poyntz.
This Day the House took into Consideration the
Charge of John Browne Esquire, Clerk of the Parliament, against John Morris, alias Poyntz, Isabell Smyth,
Leonard Darby, and John Harris, which formerly had
been heard, by Counsel and Witnesses, at this Bar, several Days, on both Sides.
And the Lords, upon mature Deliberation of the
whole Matter, did Order, Adjudge, and Decree, That,
for their Offences,
"That the said John Morris, alias Poyntz, Isabell
Smyth, Leonard Darby, and John Harris, shall
be fined to our Sovereign Lord the King,
Two Thousand Pounds.
"That they shall pay to John Browne Esquire,
Clerk of the Parliament, by Way of Damages, Five Hundred Pounds.
"That they shall be bound to the Good Behaviour during their Lives.
"That the Copy of the pretended Act of Parliament, affirmed upon Oath to be subscribed
with the Name of the Clerk of the Parliament, intituled, "An Act to enable and make
good a Conveyance and Assurance made of
the Manors of Chipping Onger, Northokenden,
Southokenden, and other Lands, in the County of Essex, and Beaves Markes, alias Buries
Markes, 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," is
hereby adjudged and decreed to be damned
and canceled, as being forged, counterfeit,
and fraudulent, and never to be pleaded in any
Court or Cause whatsoever, nor admitted to be
given in Evidence; there being no Record of
any such pretended Act.
"That they shall be ever hereafter (fn. *) made uncapable to be Witnesses in any Cause whatsoever.
"That the said John Browne Esquire, Clerk of
the Parliaments, is, in the Judgement of this
House, free and clear of and from all and
every the Aspersions, Falsities, and Charges,
of the said John Morris, alias Poyntz, Isabell
Smyth, Leonard Darby, and John Harris, uttered, divulged, and given out by them against
him; and that this Judgement shall be openly
read and published, in the Face of the whole
County of Essex, at the next Assizes to be
held for that County.
"That they shall bring, or cause to be brought,
into this House, by next, One
Exemplification under the Great Seal of England, concerning the Manor of Little Munden,
in the County of Hertford; and another Exemplification of the aforesaid counterfeit Act
of Parliament, to which the Great Seal of
England is unduly and fraudulently affixed,
that so the aforesaid forged Exemplification
may be canceled and vacated.
"That they shall be imprisoned during the Pleasure of this House."
Ordered, That this Judgement shall be drawn
into Form, and presented to this House on
Tuesday Morning next.
Spinkes versus Towers and Parvoe, for withholding his Dues at Castor.
Upon hearing the Witnesses of Edmund Spinkes,
Minister of Castor, in the County of North'ton, in
making good the Complaint against Doctor Towers, late
Bishop of Peterborrough, and John Parvow his Servant:
And it appearing, "That the said Doctor Towers
and John Parvow did command and persuade the
Parishioners of the said Parish to pay no Tithes or
Duties to the said Edmond Spinkes; and that the said
John Parvow, the 8th Day of August, 1647, being the
Lord's-day, did, in the Afternoon, publicly in the
Face of the Congregation, stand up, and said, "His
Lord the Bishop had commanded him to publish a
Proclamation from the King, and an Order from Sir
Thomas Fairefax, against Payment of Tithes to the
said Edmond Spinkes;" which accordingly, to the great
Disturbance of the Congregation, he did read:"
The said Proclamation being made at Oxford; and
the said Order being a false and seigned Thing, disclaimed by Sir Thomas Fairefax: It is Ordered, by
the Lords in Parliament assembled, That the said John
Parvow shall publicly, in the said Church of Castor,
before the Congregation (where he shall be required
by the said Mr. Spinkes), acknowledge his Error, in
reading the aforesaid Proclamation and pretended Order;
and that he declare, at the same Time, publicly, That
all the Tithes and Duties belonging to the said Parsonage of Castor are and ought to be paid to Mr. Spinkes,
and not to Doctor Towers, and are to be enjoyed by
Mr. Spinkes without any Trouble or Molestation:
And it is farther Ordered, That the said Doctor
Towers and John Parvow shall pay to Mr. Spinkes such
Charges and Expences as he hath been at by this Business, occasioned by them.
Establishment for the Garrisons, &c. in the Isle of Wight.
"The ordinary Charges now appointed to continue in the Castle and Forts within the Isle of Wight.
|At the Castle of Caresbrooke, Two Armourers, One at Eight Pence a Day, the other at Six Pence; One Harquebutt-maker, at Eight Pence; One Bowyer, One Fletcher, One Carpenter, One Wheelwright, at Six Pence a Day apiece; per Annum,
|At Sandham Bay, One Porter at Eight Pence the Day, and Three Gunners at Six Pence apiece the Day,
|At Weshowe, a Porter at Eight Pence the Day, and Three Gunners at Six Pence apiece the Day,|
|At Yarmouth Castle, a Porter at Eight Pence the Day, and Three Gunners at Six Pence the Day apiece,|
|At Sharpnod and Worslye's Tower, a Porter at Eight Pence the Day, and Three Gunners at Six Pence the Day,|
|In all, per Annum,|
|The Steward of Knighton Court, per Annum, Six and Twenty Shillings, Eight Pence,
|The Foreign Bailiff of the Isle, per Annum, Four Pounds,
|The Reive of Niton, per Annum, Ten Shillings,
|Yearly Allowance to the Reive of Nyton, for Rent thus decayed, per Annum, One and Twenty Shillings, Nine Pence Half-penny,
|A Perpetuity to the Vicar of the Castle of Caresbrooke, per Annum, Six Pounds, Thirteen Shillings, and Four Pence.
|Paid to the Earl of Southampton, for the Pasture of certain Beasts going in a Ground called Lynne, Forty Shillings,
|The Parson of Wheppingham, for the Tithes of Cleybrooke, per Annum, Five Shillings,
|Allowance for a certain Portion of Tithe appointed to the Vicar of Caresbrooke, Sixty Shillings,
|To the Reive of the Manor of Aspe, Twenty Shillings,
|The Total Yearly Ordinary Charge of the said Isle is Five Hundred Twenty-nine Pounds, Seven Shillings, and Eleven Pence Halfpenny,
|In which Sum is comprehended the Sum of Two Hundred Eighty-one Pounds, Eight Shillings, and Eight Pence, payable for Fees and Wages expressed in the Patent,
"Die Veneris, 17 Septembris, 1647.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That this Schedule be annexed to the Patent
to be passed the Great Seal, for appointing and constituting Colonel Robert Hamond Captain and Governor of
the Isle of Wight."
Ordinance for Gosse to be One of the King's Waiters in the Custom House.
"Be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That Samuell Gosse, of London, Gentleman, shall have and hold the Office or Place of One of the King's Waiters, in the Port of the City of
London, and in all and singular Ports, Places, and Creeks, to the said Port adjoining and appertaining, and also
all and singular Vails, Fees, Rewards, Allowances, Profits, and Emoluments whatsoever, to the said Office or
Place due, belonging, or appertaining; to be paid by the Customers, Collectors, or Farmers of the Customs and
Subsidies, in the said Port, for the Time being, at the Times usual, and otherwise belonging to the said Place:
And Oliver St. John Esquire His Majesty's Solicitor General is hereby authorized and required to prepare a Bill,
containing a Grant, by and with the Advice, Assent, and Consent, of the Lords and Commons assembled in
Parliament, unto the said Samuell Gosse, of the said Office and Premises, so long as he shall well demean himself
therein, as fully and amply as Lawrence Newman deceased, or any other of the King's Waiters in the said Port,
now have, or at any Time heretofore held and enjoyed the same; which said Grant, so prepared, the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England are hereby authorized and required to pass, under the said Great Seal,
in usual Form, accordingly."