DIE Jovis, videlicet, 4 die Maii.
Earl of Manchester, Speaker this Day.
Twedy, a Pass.
Ordered, That Mr. John Twedy shall have a Pass,
to travel to Holland, with One Servant, and such Necessaries as are fit for their Journey.
Canons of Winsor, & al. Petition to have their Houses restored.
Upon the Petition of the Petty Canons and Clerks of
His Majesty's Chapel, within the Castle of (fn. *)
complaining, "That they have been put out of their
Habitations at Windsor, by Colonel Ven, because (as
is alledged) (fn. †) they will not bear Arms for the Defence of the King and Parliament, being Ministers:
Therefore desire that they may be restored and
settled (fn. ‡) in their former Habitation; and to possess
their Goods in quiet."
Col. Ven to Answer it.
Ordered, That Colonel Ven shall have a Copy of
this Petition, and return an Answer why he thinks it
inconvenient for the Canons to live in their Houses at
Ordered, That Mr. Justice Bacon shall consider of
the Petition and Papers concerning Mr. Ihannes's Business, and report the same before Saturday next.
Colonel Ven to protect the Chapel at Windsor, and suffer the Prebendaries and others to dwell in their Houses.
Ordered, That the Speaker of this House shall
write a Letter to Colonel Ven to take Care that there be
no Disorders and Disturbances made in the Chapel at
Windsor; and that the Evidences, Registers, Monuments
there, and all Things that belong to the Order of the
Garter, (fn. *) may be preserved without any Defacings;
and that he permit the Prebends to live in their own
Houses, so long as they live inoffensively, and conform
themselves to those Orders as are fit for the quiet and
secure Preservation of that Castle.
Orders from the H. C. for Concurrence.
An Order formerly brought up from the House of
Commons was read, concerning paying of Thirteen
Hundred and Sixty-seven Pounds, Thirteen Shillings,
and Four Pence, for Service done in Ireland, by Captain
Berlett, by Sea; and Agreed to. (Here enter.)
Next, an Order formerly brought up from the House
of Commons was read, concerning the Garrison of
Portsmouth, &c. (Here enter it.)
Earl of Leicester's Servant, a Pass.
Ordered, That a Servant of the Earl of Leycester's
shall have a Pass, to go to Oxford, to carry some Letters,
which came out of Ireland, to the Earl of Leycester,
Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
Dr. Soames, concerning the Sequestration of the Profits of Staines.
Next, this House proceeded to hear (fn. †) the Charge
brought up from the House of Commons against Dr.
Soames, Vicar of Stanes, in the County of Midd.
Dr. Soames answered,
"That the Charge of having Two Benefices and
Two Prebendaries, he confessed; he hath Two small
Vicarages, worth but One Hundred and Sixty Pounds
per Annum at most; and he hath them according to the
Law of the Land as it now stands, and that no Cause
"And One of his Prebends is worth but Eighteen
Pounds per Annum at most."
"Touching the Charge of his superstitious Bowing
to the Altar."
Evidence against him.
Rob't Russell, upon Oath, said, "He did see Dr.
Soames bow to the Altar at Stanes, after the receiving
of the Sacrament."
Hickman committed, for prompting a Witness.
. . . . . . Hickman, for his Insolencies, in prompting Rob't Russell at the Bar, was committed to the Custody
of the Gentleman Usher.
Henry Walton, Clerk of Stanes, did see Dr. Soames
oftentimes make a Leg to the Altar, after the Sacrament was ended.
Will. Maddocks hath heard Dr. Soames speak in his
Sermons, "That these Times were troublesome Times,
Times of Injustice, Streams of Injustice.
"Take away Rewards from Learning, and then welcome Barbarism; and then Tinkers and Coblers will
come up into the Pulpit.
"Our Reformers are like Corah, Dathan, and Abiram;
but we know what will become of them.
"That Proceedings of Parliament may be for Peace,
and not Anarchy."
Wm. Aston said, "He heard him say, That these were
Times of Injustice."
John Offley heard Dr. Soames say, in his Sermon,
That, take away Rewards from Learning, and we
shall have Coblers and Tinkers, fit enough for this
Generation;" and heard him speak, concerning Corah,
Dathan, and Abiram,
"You will love Monarchy the better, now you have
had so much of Anarchy."
Wm. Maddocks said, "He heard Dr. Soames
(fn. *) say,
That both Sides do sheath their Swords in one another's Bowels; and, if God should ask a Reason why,
neither King nor Parliament could give a Reason
Touching the Words spoken concerning the Fight at
Braintford, these Witnesses (fn. *) were produced upon Oath:
Thomas Stapley, "That Sunday, after the Battle at
Braintford, he gave God Thanks for the Victory the
King had at Braintford, for his good Success therein;
and prayed that He might trample His Enemies under
John Browne, said, "He heard Dr. Soames, (fn. †) the next
Sunday after the Fight at Braintford, at Lalam, gave
Thanks for the King's late Victory, and prayed God
to tread His Majesty's Enemies under His Feet."
Tho. Gouldharke, "That the King's Forces beat the
Parliament's Forces through Braintford, and he was
glad to see it."
"That he desired the Cavaliers at Stanes to leave a
strong Guard behind them in the Town:"
Wm. Smith, John Pryor.
"That he refused to read the Ordinance of Parliament, and read a Declaration of the King's in the
Wm. Maddocks, John Cowes.
"That he refused to permit the Pictures in the
Church at Twittnam to be pulled down:"
Henry Edmonds, John Curtis.
The Evidence having been heard, the House took
the same into mature Consideration.
Ordered, That this House will take this Business
into Consideration To-morrow.
Order for 1366l. 13s. 4d. to Captain Bartlett and Ship's Company of The Confidence.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Treasurers
for Subscription-monies for Ireland do forthwith pay
unto Captain Bartlett, and Ship's Company belonging to The Confidence, of Dublin, in Ireland, the Sum
of Thirteen Hundred Sixty-six Pounds, Thirteen
Shillings, Four Pence, for Service done by the said
Captain Bartlett and Ship's Company, for Guard
of the Coast of Ireland, as appears by a Certificate
from the Commissioners of the Navy."
Order for Garrisons in Hampshire to be paid out of the King's Revenues in that County.
"Whereas the Garrison of Portsmouth, Hurst Castle,
Cashiott Castle, and South Sea Castle, in the County of
South'ton, hath been usually paid and maintained out
of His Majesty's Revenues; and whereas there are
Arrears due to the Officers and Soldiers of the said
Garrison and Castles, which we hold fit should be
speedily paid; and whereas it is of great Consequence to the Safety of that County and the whole
Kingdom, that the said Garrison and Castles should
be well repaired, and put into a good Posture of
Defence: Be it therefore Ordained, by the Lords
and Commons in this present Parliament assembled,
That His Majesty's Revenues issuing and arising out
of the said County shall be wholly employed towards
the maintaining and repairing of the said Garrison
and Castles, and towards the paying of the Officers
and Soldiers belonging to the same.
"And it is likewise Ordained, by the Authority
aforesaid, That His Majesty's Receiver of the said
County, his Deputy or Deputies, shall pay in such
Sums of Money as he or they shall receive of His
Majesty's Revenues issuing and arising out of the said
County, unto John Rivers, of Benstead, in the County
of South'ton, Gentleman: And be it also Ordained,
That the said John Rivers shall and may issue forth
and deliver, by the Warrant and Direction of the
Deputy Lieutenants of the County of South'ton, or
any Three of them, the said Revenues, or any Part
thereof, to be employed towards the maintaining and
repairing of the said Garrison and Castles, and towards the paying of the Officers and Soldiers as
aforesaid: And be it further Ordained, That, if in
case His Majesty's said Revenues issuing and arising
out of the said County shall not be sufficient or enough
for the maintaining and repairing of the said Garrison and Castles, and for the paying of the Officers
and Soldiers as aforesaid, that then it shall and may
be lawful for the Treasurer or Receiver, nominated
and appointed by the Ordinance of Parliament of the
11th of February, 1642, or any Person or Persons
nominated by the said Treasurer or Receiver, and
approved according to the Direction of the said recited Ordinance, or for the Collectors nominated in
the said County by virtue of the Ordinance of the
Weekly Assessments, to pay and issue forth, by the
Warrant and Appointment of the Deputy Lieutenants of the County of South'ton, or any Three of
them, any Sum or Sums of Money, that the said
Treasurer, Receivers, Collectors, or the Person or
Persons so nominated and approved of as aforesaid,
or any Three of them, shall receive by virtue of
this present Ordinance, or the fore-recited Ordinances, or any of them.
"And whereas One Thousand Pounds hath been laid
out and disbursed, by Sir William Lewis Baronet,
Governor of Portsmouth, towards the paying of the
Officers and Soldiers of the said Garrison; and
whereas certain Arrears are now due to the Officers
of Hurst Castle aforesaid, not exceeding Three Hundred Pounds: Be it therefore Ordained, by the Authority aforesaid, That it shall and may be lawful for
the said Treasurer or Treasurers, Receiver or Receivers, Collector or Collectors, or the said Person or
Persons nominated and approved of as aforesaid, to
pay and issue forth, out of such Monies as they or
any of them shall receive by virtue of this present
Ordinance, or the said recited Ordinances, or any or
either of them, to the said Sir William Lewis, One
Thousand Pounds, receiving his Acquittance for the
same; and to John Button Esquire, Captain of Hurst
Castle, the Arrears due to the Officers and Soldiers of
Hurst Castle aforesaid, receiving in like Manner his
Acquittance for the same.
"And be it lastly Ordered and Ordained, That
Duplicates of Rolls be made, of such Sums of Money as shall be received, employed, or expended, in
Pursuance of this Ordinance, upon just Accompt to
be made, and allowed by the Commons House of
Parliament, where the said Treasurers, Receivers, the
said Person or Persons nominated and approved, and
the said Collectors, shall be only accountable for their
Receipts and Disbursements; and they, and all other
Persons aforesaid, for whatsoever they shall do in
Pursuance of this Ordinance, shall be protected, de
fended, and saved harmless, in their Estates, Lands,
Goods, and Persons, by the Authority and Power of
House adjourned till 10 a cras.