DIE Mercurii, 10 die Maii.
Earl of Manchester, Speaker.
Ordered, That whereas the Rents of Sutton Marsh
are to be received by, and deposited in the Hands of,
Sir Jarvais Scroope, and Sir John Jacob, Knights; in regard that the said Sir Jarvais Scroope is a Servant of the
Duke of Richmond, the said Rents shall be received only
by Sir John Jacob, and Sir Jarvais Scroope discharged
from that Trust.
Ed. Howard Eser. Horses to France.
Ordered, That the Lord Howard of Est. shall have
a Pass, to send Two Nags into France, to his Son there.
Serj. Clarke's Sons, a Pass.
Ordered, That Two Sons of Serjeant Clarke shall
have a Pass, to travel into France.
Orders from the H. C. for Concurrence.
The Order formerly brought from the House of Commons, concerning the seizing of Mosley's Estate, in Manchester, (fn. *) was read, and agreed to. (Here enter it.)
Next, the Order for making Mr. Squibb Clerk of the
Pell was read, and agreed to. (Here enter it.)
Ordered, That the Petition of Samuell Vandamm, of
London, Dyer, is hereby referred to Mr. Justice Reeves,
who is to report the same to this House.
Lord Great Chamberlain's Horses protected.
Ordered, That the Lord Great Chamberlain shall
have a Protection, for Six Coach-horses, and Two Saddlenags.
Mr. Cary, a Pass.
Ordered, That Mr. Cary shall have a Pass, to return to Oxford, with Three Servants, Three Horses, and
Thirty Pounds in Money.
Mr. May's Mare to be restored.
Ordered, That Bulmer, that keeps Mr. Maye's
Mare from him, shall be sent for, to appear before this
House, to answer the same.
Ld. Coventry, &c. a Pass to France.
Ordered, That the Lord Coventry, with Six Servants, shall have a Pass, to travel into France, for his
Orders from the H. C. for Concurrence.
An Order formerly brought up from the House of
Commons, to (fn. *) pay to Samuell Gardner, Mayor of Evesham, One Thousand Pounds, was read, and Agreed to.
(Here enter it.)
An Order for appointing all those that were named
Commissioners in the Bill of Four Hundred Thousand
Pounds, for the County of Suffolke, be named Committees
to put in Execution all the Ordinances for raising Monies
in the said County, was read, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
Next, the Order for Taking of Horses, for the Supply
of the Army, was read, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
Ordered, That this Order shall be printed and
Sequestration of St. Botolph's, from Mr. Rogers; and St. Mary, Bermondsey, from Dr. Paske.
Ordered, That this House will hear the Witnesses
against Mr. Nehemiah Rogers, Rector of the Profits of the
Church of St. Buttolph's
without Bishopsgate; and the
Charge against Doctor Paske, Doctor in Divinity, Parson
of St. Mary Magdalens, Bermonsey, in the County of
Surrey, shall be heard on Tuesday next, at which Time
the Witnesses shall have Notice to attend this House.
Maidstone, from Mr. Barrell.
Ordered, That the Charge against Rob't Barrell,
Curate of the Church of Maidston, in Kent, shall be
heard on Friday next come Sevennight; at which Time
the Witnesses are to attend.
Mr. King, to receive Lady Carr's Rents.
Ordered, That Mr. Kinge shall be hereby enabled
to receive the Rents and Profits of the Lands which appertain to the Lady Carr.
Message from the H. C. about the Treaty with the Scots, concerning their Army in Ireland;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Wm. Armyn, Baronet:
1. He brought up the Articles concerning the Treaty
with the Scotts, concerning the Scotch Army in Ireland,
which have not been presented to His Majesty for His
Consent to them since the Alterations were made; therefore the House of Commons desires their Lordships
would join with them, in sending a Messenger forthwith
to the King, with a Letter to the Lord Chief Justice
Bankes, to desire him to get the King's Allowance to
and with Orders for Concurrence.
2. They desire their Lordships Concurrence in sundry
Taylor, a Protection for his House.
Ordered, That Mr. Henry Taylor shall have a Protection for his House, to preserve it and his Goods and Writings (fn. †) from Plundering and Spoiling.
The Orders from the H. C.
Next, an Order now brought up from the House of
Commons, That Colonel Malevory shall be authorized
to levy a Troop of Horse, for the Service in the North.
(Here enter it.)
Next, an Order was read, concerning the Taxing and
Assessment of the Borough of Southwarke, &c. (Here
Next, an Order was read, concerning the putting the
Ordinance for the Weekly Assessment into Execution.
(Here enter it.)
An Order for adding some Persons in the County of
Kent to the Committee for seizing the Estates of Delinquents. (Here enter it.)
The Answer returned was:
Answer to them.
That this House agrees to the Orders now brought
up; and concerning the sending the Articles concerning
the Scotts Army in Ireland, this House will send an
Answer by Messengers of their own.
Spencer, late Minister of St. Thomas, Southwark, bailed.
Upon the Petition of Benjamin Spencer Clerk, late
Minister of St. Tho. Parish in Southwarke, sequestered,
now Prisoner in The Fleete; humbly shewing, "That
whereas it hath pleased their Lordships to grant him
Thirty Pounds per Annum, out of his said Living,
towards a Subsistence for himself and Seven poor
Children; yet, in regard the Petitioner is still Prisoner,
the Charge whereof will eat out that Allowance,
therefore humbly desires that he may be bailed."
(fn. *) Which Prayer of this Petition this House was
pleased to grant.
Johannes Mathew, de St. Tho. Southwarke, Tallowchandler, Nicholas Chomley Innholder, Nathaniell White
Bricklayer, Henry Robinson Pinmaker, Rob't Poyntcoat Mercator Scissor, recognoverunt seipsos debere Domino
Regi, et cujuslibet eorum per se, in Quatuor Centum Libris,
levari ex Terris, Tenementis, Bonis, et Catallis suis, ad
usum Domini Regis, &c.
The Condition of this Recognizance, That, if Benjamin
Spencer shall not depart from the Cities of London and
Westm. without Leave of this House, and shall appear
before this House upon Two Days after Notice given
at any Time, then the said Recognizance shall be void;
else to remain in Force.
Sympson, for scandalous Words against the Earl of Holland.
Ordered, That Sympson the Serjeant, that was censured by this House for speaking scandalous Words
against the Earl of Holland, shall on Friday Morning
next make (fn. †) his Acknowledgement of this Offence, at
this Bar, at Westm. Hall; and afterwards he is to be
bound to the good Behaviour, and released.
Trew and Wilson, Deer-stealers in Windsor Forest, committed.
Ordered, That Trew and Wilson, Deer-stealers in
the Forest of Windsor, being formerly committed to
Newgate for the same Offence, and broke Prison there,
and since apprehended at Windsor, and there kept in
Custody till the Pleasure of this House be further
known, shall be brought again to the Prison of Newgate, there to remain during the Pleasure of this House.
Door keepers of this House relieved from the Assessment.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Weekly Payment in London shall be commanded to discharge William
Wombell and Roger Melley, Waiters on the Doors of this
House, from paying of the said Weekly Assessment.
Deer-stealers in Windsor Forest, sent for.
Ordered, That some Deer-stealers in the Forest
of Windsor (whose Names are to be given in) shall be
sent for, [ (fn. ‡) to answer] to the said Offences.
Order to redress the Abuses in taking Horses for Supply of the Army.
"The Lords and Commons now assembled in Parliament, being informed of the great Abuses in the
several Counties of this Kingdom, by the Taking of
Horses for the Service of the Parliament, by reason
the Officers assigned for that Purpose can neither
judge of the Affections nor Abilities of the People,
not knowing what they have contributed, nor in what
Proportion, to the Propositions; and that other Officers do suffer the Horses so taken to be sold again,
and others likewise take Composition, and spare the
Horses that are fit for Service; by all which Ways
and Means the Countries are distasted and discouraged,
the Parliament injured contrary to their Intentions,
and the Service much hindered and prejudiced: It is
therefore Declared and Ordained, That every Captain,
or other Officer or Soldier, that hath or shall have
any Commission or Order to take any Horses, within
any County, that he or they respectively repair to
Two of the Deputy Lieutenants, or Two of the
Committees for the Propositions for raising and bringing in of Horses, Plate, and Money, being and residing in those Parts or Limits where he or they intend
to take such Horses; or, if no such Deputy Lieutenants be in that Part of the County, nor any of
the Committees, then to the next Two Deputy Lieutenants or Committees dwelling nearest to the Place
within the said County; and that neither he nor
they do take any Horses without the Directions or
Privity of the said Deputy Lieutenants or Committees
as aforesaid; and that every Horse, so taken as aforesaid, be marked by the Deputy Lieutenants or Committees, or Two of them, and the Captain, or other
Officer or Soldier; and a Duplicate to be made and
signed respectively, under the Hands of the Deputy
Lieutenants or Committees as aforesaid, and the said
Officer and Soldier, so employed; and therein to be
entered the Parties Name from whom the Horse is
so taken, the Colour of every Horse, the Number
taken within that Part of the County, and the Mark
set upon them; One Part of the Duplicate to be
sent to the Commissary General for the Horse belonging to the Army, wherein the Lord General
may receive upon all Occasions an Account, the other
to remain with the said Deputy Lieutenants, or Committees; and, if any Officer or Soldier shall do any
Act in any County otherwise than is here expressed,
the Deputy Lieutenants, or any One of them, shall
then have Power to stay the said Horses otherwise
taken, and also apprehend the Officer or Soldier,
and bring them to the Parliament or the Lord General, that he or they may be proceeded against
as Contemners of the Orders of Parliament, and
Abusers of the Country, and Disturbers of the Peace
Order to seize the Effects of Messrs. Mosley of Manchester, for opposing the Parliament.
"Whereas Francis Mosley, of Maunchester, in the
County of Lancaster, Gentleman, and Nicholas Mosley
his Son, are now in actual Rebellion against the King
and Parliament, and have been great Promoters of
the present Distractions of that County: The Lords
and Commons do hereby Order and Declare, That
Mr. Thomas Stones, Mr. Thomas Browne, Mr. William
Barton, Mr. Thomas Markland, and Mr. James Wainwright, or any Three of them, formerly appointed
by Warrant from the Committee for the Safety of
the Kingdom (to receive such Monies as by that
Warrant is assigned for the Relief of that County of
Lancaster), shall have full Power and Authority, by
searching and examining the Books of such Persons as
are known to have dealt for them the said Francis
and Nicholas Mosley, or by any other good Ways and
Means, to find out, seize, and take into their Possession, all the Monies, Goods, Debts, Bills, Bonds, or
any other Specialties for Money, they can find, in
or about the City of London, belonging to them the
said Francis and Nicholas Mosley; and all their Creditors, Factors, or other Persons who have in their
Hands any Part of the said Francis and Nicho's Mosley,
are hereby commanded and required to deliver them
into the Hands of them, the said Thomas Stones, Tho.
Browne, Wm. Barton, Thomas Markland, and James
Wainwright, or any Three of them, who are to receive them, according to their full Value, in Part of
Satisfaction of the said Warrant, and to dispose thereof
for the Service of the said County of Lancaster, according to the same Warrant; and all Persons are
hereby fully discharged of all such Monies, Goods,
Bills, Bonds, or other Specialties, belonging to the
said Francis and Nich. Mosley, which they shall so deliver to the Parties for the Use abovesaid, who are
hereby required to make Duplicates of Rolls of all
such Goods, Monies, or other Things they shall take
or receive by virtue of this Ordinance, that so they
may give a speedy Accompt of the same unto the
Parliament, that so, if there happen to be any Overplus above what is due upon the same Warrant, it
may be disposed of as they shall appoint; and whatsoever any Person shall do in Pursuance of this Ordinance, they shall be saved harmless, by the Authority of both Houses of Parliament."
Col. Malverer to raise a Troopof Horse in the North.
"Whereas his Excellency the Earl of Essex hath
granted his Commission, under his Hand and Seal,
bearing Date the 11th Day of March, 1642, thereby
authorizing James Mauleverer, Colonel, to levy and
raise a Regiment of Harquebussiers, in the County of
Yorke, or elsewhere, to be employed for the Defence
of the Northern Parts; and whereas the said Colonel
Mauleverer is now, according to his said Commission,
raising the said Regiment, consisting of Eight Troops,
videlicet, Sixty-three Horse to every Troop, which,
according to the Rate of Ten Pounds for every Horse,
will amount unto Six Hundred Thirty-five Pounds
a Troop, in all Five Thousand Forty Pounds, besides Two Thousand Nine Hundred and Fourteen
Pounds for Advance-monies, and Two Thousand Five
Hundred and Twenty Pounds for Arms, in toto Ten
Thousand Four Hundred Seventy-four Pounds: And,
for the better and more speedy effecting thereof, he,
the said Colonel, doth humbly desire he may have an
Ordinance of both Houses of Parliament; and that
he may have Allowances of Pay, for all his Officers
of every Troop, from the First of this Instant May;
and also for every Troop of Horse, after they shall
respectively have mustered Forty Horses of every
Troop, to be viewed by any such Commissary as by
both Houses of Parliament shall be appointed, together with Four Shillings Eight Pence per Diem,
to every Captain for his Waggon; and that, by the
said Ordinance, he may be armed with Power for
compleating of the said Regiment, to take Horses
and Arms from any Papists, or other Malignants, as
the House of Commons or Deputy Lieutenants, or
any Two of them, residing in their respective Counties or Corporation Towns, shall declare so to be;
for which Horse and Arms, so to be taken, he will
be accountable to both or One of the Houses of Parliament, by Way of Defalcation.
"Whereas it is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the said Colonel
Mauleverer, his Executors, Administrators, Assigns,
and all and every other Person or Persons whatsoever, that shall lend or disburse any Sum or Sums
of Monies, Part of the aforesaid Sums, or advance
(fn. *) any Horse or Arms towards the raising and compleating of the said Regiment of Horse, shall have
the Public Faith of the Kingdom for the Re-payment
of all and every such Sum or Sums of Monies so by
him or them or any of them disbursed, or to be disbursed, and laid forth, for the Service (fn. †) aforesaid,
with Interest for the same; he making a just Accompt of all the said Monies, Horse, Arms, and other
Goods, so disbursed and received, in and about this
Public Service, unto the House of Commons, or unto
such Person or Persons as they shall appoint to receive
and take the said Accompt:
It is now Ordered, by the Lords and Commons
in this present Parliament assembled, That the several Persons appointed by the Ordinance of the Third
of this Instant May, and instructed for the bringing,
out of divers Counties therein mentioned, perfect
and speedy Accompts of the Weekly Assessments towards the Maintenance of the Army, do also use
their best Endeavours for the Discovery and Findingout of all other Monies levied, or to be levied, and
collected, by any Act of Parliament or Ordinance,
either by Way of Subsidy, or of Loan or Contribution, for England or Ireland, which have not been
brought into the Treasurers Hands appointed by such
Acts or Ordinances to receive the same; and particularly such Monies as are yet uncollected, or not
brought in, upon the Act for a speedy Contribution
towards the Relief of Ireland, and an Ordinance of
the Lords and Commons of the 30th of January
last, for a new Loan and Contribution for the same
Purpose; and that they receive certain Information of such Money, either from the Commissioners,
Sheriffs, Collectors, or other Persons employed therein, (fn. ‡) and do take Course that the same be duly and
speedily levied, and paid to the respective Treasurers
or Receivers aforesaid; and have Power to send for
the Collectors and Sub-collectors within their several
Counties, for the speedy effecting thereof."
Committee appointed to raise Monies in Suffolk.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That all those that
were named Commissioners, in the Bill of Four Hundred Thousand Pounds, for the County of Suffolke, be
named Committees, to put in Execution all the Ordinances for the raising Monies in the said County."
Order for the Weekly Assessment in Southwark.
"Whereas, by the Ordinance of Parliament for the
speedy raising and levying of Money, for the Maintenance of the Army raised by the Parliament,
and other great Affairs of the Commonwealth, by a
Weekly Assessment, it is Ordained, among other
Things, That the Weekly Sum of Three Hundred
Pounds shall be charged, rated, taxed, and levied,
upon the Borough of Southwarke, the Parishes of
Redrith, Newington Butts, and Lambeth, as by the
said Ordinance may appear, which Sum of Three
Hundred Pounds (fn. *) is since reduced to Two Hundred
Pounds, and because, in common Account, the Liberty
of Clinke, and the Bancks-side Limit, in the Parish of
St. Saviours, and the Parish of St. Mary Magdalens
Bermondsey, in the County of Surrey, are reputed
to be within the said Borough, and lie within the
Limits of the Places in the said former Ordinances
specified, the same were not in the said former Ordinance particularly named and expressly set down,
whereby some Doubt hath been made whether the
said Liberties of the Clinke, the Banckside, and the
said Parish of St. Mary Magdalens, are within the
Intent of the said former Ordinance, which occasions
the retarding of the assessing and collecting of the said
Weekly Assessments, to the Prejudice of the Public
Affairs of the Commonwealth: The Lords and Commons do Ordain and Declare, and be it Ordained and
Declared, by the Lords and Commons in this present Parliament assembled, That the said Liberty of
the Clinke and the Banckside aforesaid, and the said
Parish of St. Mary Magdalens Bermondsey, and every
of them, at the several Times of the making of the
said recited Ordinances, were, now are, and shall be
reckoned and held to be, within the Intent and true
Meaning of the said Ordinance; and that the said
Two Hundred Pounds Weekly Assessment shall be
charged, rated, taxed, and levied, upon the said Borough of Southwarke, the Parishes of Redrith, Newington Butts, and Lambeth, and upon the said Liberties of the Clinke, and the Banckside, and Parish of St.
Mary Magdalens Bermondsey; and that none of the
said Places or Parish shall be exempt from the same
Charge, but shall every of them be contributary thereunto, as amply and fully, to all Intents, Constructions,
and Purposes, as if the same and every of them had
been expressed and set down by Name in the said
former Ordinance; any Matter, Thing, or Cause
whatsoever, to the contrary thereof, in any wise notwithstanding."
Order for Mr. Squibb to be Clerk of the Pells.
"Whereas His Majesty's Subjects, Receivers, Farmers, and Fee Farmers, and others, according to their
several Grants and Letters Patents, are bound, many
upon great Penalties and Forfeitures, to pay their
Monies into the Receipt of His Majesty's Exchequer
at Westm. and whereas divers Persons this last Hillary
Term, in Discharge of their Duty, and in Pursuance
of the Ordinance of the Lords and Commons in Parliament, have paid in their Monies into the said Receipt, and others have offered, but have carried back
the same for Want of a Discharge by Tally, which neither those which have paid nor that offered could receive, by reason that Sir Edward Wardour Knight, and
Edward Wardour Esquire, Clerk of the Pells, have
not only refused to enter the Tallies according to the
Course of the said Court, and as by their Oaths they
ought; but, in Contempt of the Ordinance of the
Lords and Commons in Parliament, have withdrawn
themselves, to the great Disservice of the Commonwealth: The Lords and Commons, therefore, taking
the same into their serious Consideration, do Order
and appoint Arthur Squibbe the Younger, Gentleman,
to execute the said Place or Office of the Clerk of the
Pells during their Absence, and to do and perform
all and every Act and Acts, Thing and Things, which
to the said Place or Office belongeth or appertaineth, and which the said Sir Edward Wardour Knight,
and Edward Wardour Esquire, or the Clerk of the
Pells for the Time being, may, might, or ought to
do: And the Lords and Commons do further Declare,
That they will, by the Authority of both Houses of
Parliament, protect and keep indemnified, not only
the said Arthur Squibb, for whatsoever he shall do
in Performance of this Ordinance, but also all the
Officers and Ministers of His Majesty's said Receipt,
and others His Majesty's Subjects, whom this may
any wise concern."
Order for 1000 l. to Samuel Gardiner, advanced by him for Lord Brooke's Forces.
"Whereas Samuell Gardiner Gentleman, Mayor of
the Borough of Evesham, in the County (fn. *) of Worcester,
out of his good Affection to the Public Service, upon
the Sixteenth Day of January now last past, hath
lent and disbursed to Robert late Lord Brooke, deceased, late General of the Forces raised in the Counties of Warwick and Stafford, for the Defence of the
King, Parliament, and Kingdom, from the mischievous
and bloody Designs of Papists and other ill-affected
Persons, the Sum of One Thousand Pounds, for Three
Months, freely, without any Interest, from the said
Sixteenth Day of January last past; and hath also, in
his own Person, with a Troop of Horse, raised, furnished, and maintained at his own Charge, been aiding and assisting to the said Service, and hath underwritten, and brought in upon the Propositions, One
Hundred Pounds in Money, and Ten Horses, and Two
Hundred and Fifty Pounds, towards the reducing of
Ireland: The Lords and Commons do Declare, That
the said Samuell Gardiner hath done good and acceptable Service to the Commonwealth, in all and every
the Premises; and do further Ordain, That the said
Sum of One Thousand Pounds, with Consideration
(from this present Day) after the Rate of Eight
in the Hundred, shall be re-paid to him out of
the Public Stock, with all convenient Speed; and
this Money to be charged by the Treasurer at Wars
upon the Lord Brooke's Accompt."
Persons added to the Committee for seizing Delinquents Estates, &c. in Kent.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament, That Sir William Springate Knight, John
Boys of Trappam Esquire, Sir Edward Monins Baronet, Thomas Blechynden, Thomas Westroe, Esquires,
Sir John Roweth, and Mr. Thomas Plummer of Cranbrooke, be added to the Committee for seizing and
sequestering the Estates of Papists and Delinquents,
and for the Weekly Assessments, in the County of
House adjourned till 10 a cras.