DIE Martis, 2 die Novembris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Valentine.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Message from the H. C. for a Conference about the Propositions; and with Orders, &c.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Swinfen, &c.; who brought up divers
Particulars, wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence:
1. That they had agreed to the Addition in the Proposition concerning Religion, offered Yesterday at the
Conference; and that they had appointed a proportionable Number to join with their Lordships, to draw them
into Form; and they desire their Lordships would please
to appoint the Place and Time for the said Committee
Ordered, That the Committee meet this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, in the Lord Keeper's
2. An Ordinance for Mr. Powell to be Comptroller
of the Customs, in the Port of Milford, cum Membris.
(Here enter it.)
3. An Order for Colonel Muncke to have Power of
Martial Law in Ireland. (Here enter it.)
4. Divers Persons added to the Committee for Ireland sitting in the Star-chamber. (Here enter it.)
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to these Orders and Ordinances now brought up; and that this House hath appointed this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, for the
Committee to meet in the Prince's Lodgings.
Ward to be One of the Preachers in Canterbury Cathedral.
Ordered, That Dr. Aylett do admit and induct
Nathaniell Ward Clerk, Master of Arts, into One of the
Six Preachers Places in the Cathedral Church of Canterbury, void by the Death of Charles White, the last
Preacher there, now in the Donation and free Disposition of the King; he being thereunto collated by Letters Patents under the Great Seal.
E. of Ormond desires Monies agreed to be paid him.
A Letter from the Earl of Ormond was read; desiring, "Performance of what Monies were agreed with
him upon the Surrender of Dublin."
And Ordered, To be sent down to the House of
Commons; and desire that the Articles may be performed, as was agreed with his Lordship.
Ly. Littleton and Sir F. Grevile versus Awdley and Smith.
Upon hearing the Counsel of Sir Foulke Grevill, &c.
Plaintiff, against Hugh Awdley and Isabell Smyth, and
also hearing the Counsel of Hugh Awdley:
It is Ordered, Adjudged, and Declared, That all
the Parchments found in the Court of Wards, (videlicet,) the Copy of the counterfeit Act of Parliament,
and Three forged Fines, and the counterfeit Pleading
found in the Court of Wards, are hereby damned and
vacated, as being forged and counterfeit, there being
no Records in the proper Courts to warrant any such;
and that they shall never be admitted to be pleaded, or
given in Evidence, in any Court whatsoever; and that
the Copies under Mr. Audlie's Hand, given out by him,
be brought into this House, by Isabell Smyth, or in whose
Custody soever they are, that so they may be vacated.
Croker versus Wise.
Upon reading the Affidavit of Richard Symth:
(Here enter it.)
It is Ordered, That Wm. Wise be sent for, (fn. *) as a
Delinquent, to answer his Contempt to this House.
Persons appointed by the Revenue Committee.
Upon Report from the Committee for the Revenue,
concerning the confirming of Places upon Persons given
by the said Committee:
It is Ordered, To be taken into Consideration on
Hawkins's Ordinance for Lands in Ireland, in Lieu of a Debt owing to him from the State.
Upon reading the Petition of Wm. Hawkins:
(Here enter it.)
It is Ordered, That the Prayer of the Petition is
approved of; and that these Lords following do prepare
an Ordinance accordingly, and report the same to this
Any Two; to meet when they please.
Poole to be instituted to Babington.
Ordered, &c. That Doctor Aylett give Institution
and Induction unto Ralph Poole Clerk, to the Rectory of
Bebington, alias Babington, in the County of Chester, void
by the Death of the last Incumbent; salvo Jure cujuscunque; Presentation under the Hand and Seal of Wm.
Glegges Esquire, Patron.
Ordinance for Powell to be Comptroller of the Customs at Milford.
"Be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That Geoge Powell, of Pembrooke, in the County of Pembrooke, Gentleman, shall
have and hold the Office or Place of Comptroller of
the Customs, in the Port of Milford, cum Membris,
and all and singular Ports, Places, and Creeks, to the
said Port adjoining or appertaining; and also all and
singular Vails, Fees, Rewards, Allowances, Profits,
and Emoluments whatsoever, to the 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 George
Powell, of the said Office and Premises, so long as
he shall well demean himself therein, as fully and
amply as Nicholas Squier deceased, or any other
Comptrollers in the said Port, 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 Great Seal, in usual Form accordingly."
Ordinance for Col. Monk to execute Martial Law in Ulster.
"Whereas there hath been a Commission given to
Colonel George Monke, to command in Chief certain
Forces (in the Province of Ulster, in the Kingdom
of Ireland) in the said Commission mentioned and
expressed: For the better Ordering, Commanding,
and Disciplining, the said Forces, and enabling the
said Colonel Monck to promote the Public Service,
and to discharge the Trust committed unto him; it
is Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, and by Authority of the same, That
the said Colonel George Monck shall have Power and
Authority, and is hereby required and authorized,
from Time to Time, as there shall be Cause, to use,
exercise, and put in Execution, the Law Martial,
over all or any of the Forces that now are, or hereafter shall be, put under his Command; he observing and following, in the Execution thereof, those
Rules and Articles of the Law Martial published
by Sir Thomas Fairefax, for the Rule and Discipline
of that Army: And all Officers and Soldiers put
under his Command as aforesaid are hereby required
to take Notice of this Power and Authority given
unto him, and to be obedient and assistant unto him
in the Execution thereof, accordingly."
Members added to the Committee for Irish Affairs at the Starchamber.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, That Mr. Annesley, Mr. Thomas Scott,
Colonel Sydney, Sir William Allenson, Sir John Evelyn
of Wilts, Mr. Priestley, Sir William Massam, Colonel
Temple, Mr. Westrow, Mr. John Stephens, Mr. Hodges
of Bristoll, and Mr. John Corbett, be added to the
(fn. *) Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, in the Starchamber; and they are to sit constantly (according
to the Times limited in the Ordinance), and at such
other Times as they shall think fit; and are to put
in diligent Execution the Powers granted unto them,
for bringing in the Arrears upon the Ordinances for
Ireland; and are to examine the Accompts, how
the Monies for Ireland have been disbursed, and report the State of those Disbursements and Accompts
to the Houses."
Paper from the Revenue Committee, for Receivers, &c. appointed by them to be confirmed.
"At the Committee of Lords and Commons for
His Majesty's Revenue, sitting at Westm'r
the Fifth Day of October, 1647.
"Upon Consideration had of the Schedule of the Receivers and Bailiffs annexed; Ordered, and it is the
Opinion of this Committee, That they should be
made legal Officers, by having their Places confirmed unto them under the Great Seal of England;
and do desire the Right Honourable the Earl of
(fn. *) to report this our Opinion unto the
House of Peers accordingly.
"A List of such Receivers and Bailiff who are
to have their Places confirmed unto them, by
Letters Patents, under the Great Seal of England.
Mr. Peter Whaley, Receiver,
North'ton and Rutland.|
|Mr. Thomas Southerton, Receiver,
Norffolke and Huntington.|
|Mr. Richard Bradshawe, Receiver,
Chester and North Wales.|
|Mr. Peirce Robinson, Receiver,
Leicester and Warwick.|
|Mr. Jervas Blackwell, Receiver,
Hereff and Wigorn.|
|Mr. Charles Vane, Receiver,
||Archdeaconry of Richmond,|
Duresme and Northumberland.
|Mr. John Eccleston, Receiver,
Suff. and Cambridge.|
|Mr. Francis Lenthall, Receiver,
Surrey and Sussex.|
|Mr. Arthur Squibb, Receiver,
|The said Arthur Squibb,
||Water Bailiff of Sandwich.|
|Mr. Edward Basse, Receiver,
Nott. and Derby.|
|Mr. William Crowne, Receiver,
|Mr. Edward Twiford, Receiver,
|Mr. Arthur Upton, Receiver,
Devon and Cornwall.
Hawkins's Petition, for Lands in Ireland, in Lieu of a Debt owing to him by the State.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled.
"The humble Petition of William Hawkins,
of London, Merchant;
"That the Committee of Accompts, having examined and certified the true State of the Debt due
to Richard Turner, Maurice Gethin, Tempest Milner,
Richard Woolaston, and William Hawkins, until July,
1646, was, by the Honourable House of Commons,
in December, 1646, ordered, That One Moiety of
the said Debt, being Eighteen Thousand Four Hundred Ninety-seven Pounds, Two Shillings, Three
Pence, should be satisfied by the Sale of Delinquents
Estates, which to this Day is not in any Part accomplished.
"Your Petitioner having due to him, as his Dividend of the said Debt, One Thousand One Hundred
and Fifty Pounds, the which, with the Interest for
Fifteen Months past, amounteth to One Thousand
Two Hundred and Sixty Pounds; which Sum of
Money that it may be paid to the Petitioner, and the
State eased of so much Debt;
"May it please the Honourable Houses, to order
the Treasurers at Grocers Hall for the Irish
Affairs, to take the Subscriptions of the Petitioner's Assigns, for so much Land in Ireland as the said Money shall amount unto
upon any preceding Ordinances."
Order and Certificate about it.
"Die Lunæ, 21 Decembris, 1646.
Ordered (upon the Question), That the Moiety
of the Sum of Thirty-six Thousand Nine Hundred
Ninety-four Pounds, Four Shillings, and Six Pence,
allowed by this House to be due unto Richard Turner,
Maurice Gethin, Tempest Milner, Richard Wollaston,
and William Hawkins, for Principal and Interest, amounting unto the Sum of Eighteen Thousand Four
Hundred Ninety-seven Pounds, Two Shillings, and
Three Pence, be paid unto them, out of the Sale of
such Delinquents Estates as they shall nominate to
both Houses; and that an Ordinance be brought in
to that Purpose.
Cler. Parl. D. Com."
"We do certify, That One Thousand One Hundred and Fifty Pounds, Part of the said Sum of
Eighteen Thousand Four Hundred Ninety-seven
Pounds, Two Shillings, and Three Pence, is due to
William Hawkins, abovementioned in the said Order.
October 19th, 1647.
Smith's Affidavit. Croker versus Wise.
"Richard Smith this Day made Oath before me,
That, according to an Order of the Lords in Parliament assembled, dated the 28th of October, 1647, he
this Deponent, in the same Day, repaired to the
House of Mr. William Wise, and delivered a Copy
of the said Order to the Maid Servant of the said
Mr. Wise, being thereby directed to appear in Person,
and bring with him into the House of Peers all the
Writings concerning an Estate of Gerrard Croker
Esquire deceased, on Monday the First of this Instant November, at Ten of the Clock in the Morning; which said Maid Servant of Mr. Wise did receive from this Deponent the said Copy; and said
she would deliver it to a Gentlewoman, to send it to
her Master, as formerly she had done another Order to the same Effect.
"The Mark (7) Rich. Smith.
"Jur. 1 Nov. 1647, coram me,
"Wm. Hackwill, in Canc.
House adjourned till 10a cras.