DIE Jovis, 20 Januarii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Whitacre.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
|Ds. La Warr.
Ordinance for the Committee at Derby House.
An Ordinance to give a further Power the Committee at Derby House, was read, and passed; and Ordered to be sent to the House of Commons for their
E. Rivers and Green.
Upon reading the Petition of John Greene Clerk,
wherein the Earl Rivers is concerned: (Here enter it.)
It is Ordered, That his Lordship shall see this Petition; and if he give not the Petitioner Satisfaction,
for his just Demands mentioned in the Petition, within
Three Weeks after Sight, then (in this Case) the Petitioner is left to his ordinary Court of Law.
Message from the H. C. to remind the Lords of Pelham's Ordinance;—the One for Indemnity in Kent;—for the Committee at Derby House to meet;—and with Ordinances, &c.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Colonel Jepson, &c.; who brought divers
Particulars, wherein their Lordships Concurrence is
1. To put their Lordships in Mind of an Ordinance
concerning Mr. Pelham.
2. To put their Lordships in Mind of an Order of
impowering a Committee in Kent, concerning the Matter of Indemnity. (Here enter it.)
3. To desire that their Lordships would appoint the
Members of this House that are of the Committee at
Derby House to meet this Afternoon.
4. An Ordinance for Monies to be sent into Munster.
(Here enter it.)
5. An Ordinance for Fifteen Hundred Pounds for
the Lady Fairfax. (Here enter it.)
6. An Ordinance for paying the Soldiers at Dover
Castle. (Here enter it.)
7. An Ordinance for One Hundred and Fifty Pounds
to Three poor Widows, out of the Sequestration of
Sir John Hewitt's Estate. (Here enter it.)
Members to be added to the Committee at Derby House.
Ordered, That these Lords following are appointed
to consider of the naming of some more Lords and
Commoners, to be added to the Committee at Derby
House; and to report the same to this House:
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
To meet presently.
Smith and Davis.
Ordered, That upon Thursday next this House
will hear the Cause upon the Petition of Solomon Smyth,
against Davies, by Counsel on both Sides.
Crackenthorpe and Musgrave's Petition.
Upon reading the Petition of Richard Crakenthorpe
and John Musgrave, setting forth the Losses they have
sustained, by Sir Phillip Musgrave and others, for adhering to the Parliament: It is Ordered, That this
Petition be recommended to the House of Commons,
that some Relief may be given for repairing their great
Message to the H. C. with the Ordinance for the Committee at Derby House:
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page:
To deliver to them the Ordinance for giving further
Power to the Committee at Derby House, and desire
their Concurrence therein.
Members to be added to it.
The Earl of Kent reported from the Committee
Names of such Lords and Commons as are to be added
to the Committee at Derby House; which were read, and
approved of, and ordered to be sent to the House of
Commons for their Concurrence.
Capt. Hawkeridge's Petition.
Upon reading the Petition of Captain Hawkeridge:
It is Ordered, To be recommended to the House of
Commons that some Course may be thought of (fn. *) for
Additional Ordinance to send Delinquents out of London, sent to the H. C.
The additional Ordinance for sending out Delinquents out of the late Lines of Communication, and
likewise the Ordinance for adding Persons to the Committee at Derby House, was sent down to the House of
Commons, by Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page, as an
Addition to their former Message.
Green, as Administrator of Weymark, his Petition against Earl Rivers.
To the Right Honourable the Lords assembled
The humble Petition of John Greene Clerk,
Administrator of Edward Wymarke,
That the late Lord Viscount Savadge, being indebted unto the said Edward Wymarke in the Sum
of Three Thousand One Hundred and Twenty
Pounds, by several Bonds payable 1634 and 1635,
did convey divers Lands unto Trustees, for Payment
of his Debts; upon which Lands the Earl Rivers, Son
and Heir of the said Viscount, entered, and took upon
him the Performance of the said Trust, and paid all
his Father's Debts, save only this due to your Petitioner as Administrator.
That your Petitioner, for the Recovery of his
Debt, commenced several Suits in the Courts of
Common Pleas and Requests, in both which the said
Earl stopped all Proceedings, by claiming his Privilege: Whereupon your Petitioner, July, 1641,
exhibited a Petition to your Lordships, for a Hearing
of the whole Matter; whereunto the Earl answered
in Writing, and therein promised his Readiness to
attend an Hearing in Michaelmas Term following.
That the 26th October, 1641, being appointed by
your Lordships for a Day of Hearing, whereof the
Earl had Notice; and your Petitioner attending the
said Day, with many Witnesses out of Chesheir to his
Charge of near One Hundred Pounds, the said Earl
failed, deserted the Parliament, was also in Arms
against the Parliament, and remained in the King's
Quarters, so as there could be no further Proceedings.
That, upon a Second Petition presented by the Petitioner (fn. *) to your Lordships in March, 1645, and the
Earl's Answer thereunto; the 7th of May, 1646,
was ordered by your Lordships for a Day of Hearing
upon the whole Matter; but, by reason of the great
Distance of the Earl from London, and Uncertainty
where to find him, such timely Notice could not be
given of the said Day unto the Earl as that he might
Now, forasmuch as the said Earl hath taken all
Advantages to delay the Petitioner, and that the
Petitioner hath been at the Charge of above Five
Hundred Pounds in Suits and Commissions to discover
the Value of the Lands, which are proved to be sufficient for Payment of all Debts, with a good Overplus;
The Petitioner humbly prayeth, That your Lordships would be pleased to appoint a certain
Day, for hearing of Counsel on both Sides, upon the Petitions and Answers depending before
your Lordships; and that the Petitioner may
have Liberty to make Use of the Examinations taken in this Cause in the Court of
Requests, Witnesses having been on both
Sides examined, and most of them Tenants to
the Earl Rivers, whereof some are dead, and
others so aged and impotent as that they are
not able to travel.
And your Petitioner shall pray, &c."
Order to send Money to Munster.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Residue of the Monies
come in, or to come in, to the Hands of the Vice
Treasurer for Ireland, out of Grocers Hall, upon
the late Ordinance for Increase of Adventurers for
Lands, to be by him forthwith sent into the Province
of Munster, as Part of the Ten Thousand Pounds
formerly ordered to be sent into that Province, out
of the First Monies raised, or to be raised, for Ireland."
Lady Fairfax to receive the Profits of Sir H. Griffith's Estate, for Payment of 1500 l. formerly ordered for her.
"Whereas the Sum of Fifteen Hundred Pounds
was, by former Order of the 16th of January, 1646, assigned to the Lady Fairefax, Relict of Sir Wm. Fairefax Knight, slain in the Parliament's Service, to issue and be paid out of the
Composition and Fine of Sir Henry Griffith Knight;
and whereas the said Sir Henry Griffith doth not to
Effect prosecute the said Composition: It is therefore Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the said Lady Fairefax, or
such Trustees whom she shall appoint, shall receive
the full Advantage, Profits, and Rents, of the
Estate of the said Sir Henry Griffith, until the
said Sum of Fifteen Hundred Pounds be fully and
clearly satisfied and paid, unto the said Lady Fairefax or her Assignees, out of the said Rents and Profits, or until the said Sir Henry Griffith shall make
and perfect this Composition at Gouldsmiths Hall:
And it is further Ordered, That so much of the
said Sum of Fifteen Hundred Pounds as shall be
unsatisfied and paid out of the Revenues and Profits of the Sequestration of the Estate of the said
Sir Henry Griffith shall be paid, out of the Composition and Fine of the said Sir Henry Griffith, to
the said Lady Fairefax, or her Assignees; and that
the Acquittance or Acquittances of the said Lady
Fairefax, or her Assignees, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge, as well to the Commissioners,
Committees, Sequestrators, and other Persons intrusted or employed to receive or dispose the Profit,
Rent, and Revenue, arising from the Estate of the said
Sir Henry Griffith, in the several Counties where it
lies, as to the Treasurers at Gouldsmiths Hall, for so
much as shall be received and paid to the said Lady
Fairefax, or her Assignees, out of the Composition and
Fine of the said Sir Henry Griffith."
Order for paying the Garrison at Dover.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Six Months Pay, of the Arrears due to the Officers and Soldiers of Dover Castle,
Archcliffe Fort, and Motes Bulwarke, be paid and satisfied unto the said Officers and Soldiers, out of the
Sequestrations of the County of Kent; and the Committee of Sequestrations, and others whom it may
concern, are hereby authorized and required to pay
the Sum that the said Six Months Arrears for the said
Officers and Soldiers shall arise unto, (fn. *) to Major Boys,
Lieutenant of Dover Castle; and that the Acquittance of the said Major John Boys shall be a sufficient
Warrant and Discharge to the said Committee, or
other Persons, for Payment of the same accordingly."
Order for 150 l. to Mrs. Peyto, Mrs. Hayward, and Mrs. Heathcot.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, That the Sum of One Hundred and
Fifty Pounds; (that is to say) the Sum of Fifty
Pounds to Johanna Peytoe, Relict of Captain Peytoe;
the Sum of Fifty Pounds to Sarah Hayward, Relict
of Captain Hayward; and the Sum of Fifty Pounds
to Mary Heathcott, Relict of Captain Heathcott; be
forthwith paid to each of them, out of the Revenue
of the sequestered Estate of Sir John Hewitt, a Delinquent; and the Committee of Sequestrations in
the County of Hunt. where the said Estate lies, are
hereby required to pay the said several Sums of
Fifty Pounds to each of them respectively, out of
the said sequestered Estate: And the Care of this
Business is more particularly referred to Mr. Burrell,
a Member of the House of Commons."
Ordinance to appoint a Committee for Indemnity in Kent.
"The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament
having, by an Ordinance of Parliament of the 21th
of May, 1647, and by an additional Ordinance of
the 7th Day of June last, provided for the saving
harmless, and indemnified all such Soldiers and others
as have acted by the Authority of Parliament, or
for the Service thereof; and finding, by several Complaints made to them, that it is a great Charge and
Trouble to very many poor Soldiers and others, to
whom a due Relief is intended by the said Ordinances to make their Repairs to the City of London,
and to attend the Committee of Lords and Commons
appointed by the said Ordinances for the executing
thereof: The said Lords and Commons, in Consideration thereof, have thought fit to order and ordain, and it is hereby Ordered and Ordained,
That Sir John Rivers Knight and Baronet, Sir Edward Monins, Sir Thomas Style, Sir Richard Hardres,
Sir Thomas Peirs Baronet, Sir Anthony Welden, Sir
John Honnywood, Sir Nicholas Miller, Knights, Thomas Plummer, John Twisleton, Lambert Godfrey,
Richard Porter, George Newman, Thomas Seyliard,
Wm. James, Richard Beale, John Browne, Wm.
Skynner, Wm. Boothby, Wm. Kenwrick, George Hall,
John Bix, Esquires, John Boys of Elmington, Robert
Scott, Thomas Blount Esquires, Robert Hales Esquire,
Sir Edward Masters Knight, Thomas Denne, Robert
Ladd, John Nutt, Esquires, Sir James Oxinden
Knight, Thomas Broadnax, John Holland, Thomas Boys
of Wilsborough, Esquires, and George Duke Esquire,
be, and are hereby appointed to be, a Committee
for the County of Kent, for the putting in Execution the several Powers contained in the said Ordinances; and the said Persons, or any Five or more
of them, within the County aforesaid, are hereby
authorized and appointed to take Care from Time
to Time duly to execute and perform the Powers
given by the said Ordinances, as by the same is expressed and ordained."
House adjourned till 10a cras.