DIE Jovis, 14 die Octobris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Goode.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
|Ds. Ella Warr.
Sir J. Henderson, Leave to deliver Letters to the King, from the K. of Denmark.
The Speaker informed the House, "That Sir John
Henderson acquainted him, That he is lately come
into England; and hath Directions from the King of
Denmarke to deliver some Letters to the King from
Him, with what Speed he can, and return again with
Haste: Therefore he desires Leave to go to the King,
to deliver the said Letters."
Which this House granted accordingly.
Major Ormsby's Petition, for his Arrears.
Upon reading the Petition of Major Rob't Ormsby;
desiring "Satisfaction for his Arrears for the Affairs of
It is Ordered, To be recommended to the House
Dr. Dukes to be disabled from being Minister of St. Clement's.
Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Clement's Danes; complaining, "That Dr. Dukes is a Person that hath adhered to the Enemy, and deserted
the Parliament: Therefore they desire that he may
be disabled from being their Minister; and that they
may (fn. *) have an able and godly Minister in his Stead:"
It is Ordered, That an Ordinance be prepared, and
brought in, to disable the said Dr. Dukes from being
Rector of that Church; and then he shall be heard, to
answer for himself, why he should not be disabled.
Message from the H. C. that they may bring their Proofs against the impeached Lords, who sat while the Speakers, &c. were with the Army.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Lisle; who said,
"That the House of Commons having long since
brought up an Impeachment of High Treason, against
James Earl of Suffolke, Theophilus Earl of Lyncolne,
James Earl of Midd. George Lord Berkeley, Francis
Lord Willoughby, John Lord Hunsdon, and William
Lord Maynard: They desire their Lordships would
please to appoint a Time when the House of Commons
shall bring up the Proofs against them."
The Answer returned was:
That this House appoints this Day Fortnight, to be
the Day of bringing up the Proofs.
Sir C. Coote to be Vice Admiral of Ulster.
A Report was made from the Committee of Lords
and Commons for the Admiralty and Cinque Ports, for
recommending Sir Charles Coote to be Vice Admiral of
Ulster, in Ireland; which was read, and approved of by
this House. (Here enter it.)
Admiralty Jurisdiction to be settled.
Upon reading a Report from the Committee for the
Admiralty and Cinque Ports, "That the Jurisdiction of
the Admiralty may be settled, and that the Sea Laws
(fn. *) may be considered of:" (Here enter it.)
It is Ordered, To be communicated to the House
Strong's Ordinance, to be Vicar of St. Dunstan's in the West.
An Ordinance was presented to this House, for making
Mr. Wm. Stronge to be Vicar of Dunston's in the West,
upon the Resignation of Mr. Andrew Perne; which was
read Twice, and Ordered to be considered of Tomorrow Morning.
Ly. Littleton & al. versus Awdley, &c.
Ordered, That the Complaint of the Lady Littleton, Sir Foulke Grevill, and Mr. Barrowe, against Hugh
Awdley, shall be heard, at this Bar, the 26th of this
Instant October; at which Time all Parties, with their
Counsel and Witnesses, shall attend.
Allen and Baker.
Upon reading the Petition of Allen: It is Ordered,
That Baker shall put in his Answer to the
former Petition by this Day Fortnight, and Security
by Wednesday next, according to the former Order.
Pennoyer, Leave to send Horses, &c. to Barbadoes.
Upon reading the Petition of Wm. Pennyor: It is
Ordered, That he shall have Liberty to send to The
Barbados One Hundred and Twenty Nags, and Forty
Steers, from any Ports of this Kingdom, for the Supply of the said Plantation: Provided, That there be
Security given, that the said Nags and Steers shall be
sent to The Barbadoes, and no other Parts.
Propositions for Peace.
The Lord Wharton reported the Draught of a Proposition for putting a Period to this Parliament, and a
Proposition concerning Justices of the Peace and Grand
Jury Men; which, being (fn. †) read, was approved of.
(Here enter it.)
Report from the Admiralty Committee, for Sir Charles Coote to be Vice Admiral of Ulster;
"Die Jovis, 7 Octobris, 1647.
"By the Committee of Lords and Commons for
the Admiralty and Cinque Ports.
Whereas the Vice Admiralty of Ulster, in Ireland, is
now void, by the Death of Sir William Steuart, late
Vice Admiral there; and whereas Sir Charles Coote,
Lord President of Cannaught, hath been recommended
to this Committee, as a fit Person to succeed therein:
Ordered, That the said Sir Charles Coote be nominated
and presented, from this Committee, to both Houses
of Parliament, for their approving of him to be Vice
Admiral of Ulster, if they shall in their Wisdom so
"W. Jessop, Secretary."
and about settling the Jurisdiction of the Admiralty.
Die Jovis, 7 Octobris, 1647.
By the Committee of Lords and Commons for
the Admiralty and Cinque Ports.
On Consideration of a Complaint made by Captain
Crowther, Vice Admiral of Ireland, and Captain of
The Bonadventure, concerning the mutinous Carriage
of some of the said Ship's Company, on Pretence of
demanding their Wages: To the End there may be a
settled Course for punishing Miscarriages of that Nature; Ordered, That it be recommended to both
Houses of Parliament, from this Committee, that the
Jurisdiction of the Admiralty Court may be settled;
and that the Sea Laws heretofore presented to them
may be considered of and determined, as they shall in
their Wisdom think fit: And the Lord North is desired
to present this Report to the House of Peers.
"W. Jessop, Secretary."