DIE Jovis, 28 die Septembris.
Lord Grey de Warke, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
L. Howard of Esc.
Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Ashton and others:
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in an Ordinance concerning some Business touching Lanchashire.
The said Ordinance, for making the Chapelry of
Holland a Chapel of Ease to the Parish of Wiggan, in
Lanchashire, was read. (Here enter it.)
The Answer returned was:
That their Lordships do agree to the Ordinance now
Lord General gives an Account of Prisoners lately taken, by whom further Intelligence may be had concerning the Kentish Business.
The Lord General presented to this House divers
Cornets of Horse, which were taken at Ciciter, and at
the late Battle at Newberry, from the King's Army;
One of which Cornets, that was taken at Ciciter in Sir
Nic's Crispes's Regiment, had the Picture of the Parliament House, with Two Traitors Heads at the Ends of
it; with this Motto, ut extra, sic intra.
And his Excellency further informed, "That the
Two Regiments of Crispes and Spencer, taken at Ciciter, were designed for Kent, as was confessed by
some of their Officers, which are with other Prisoners
at Windsor; therefore his Excellency referred it to
the Wisdom of this House, whether their Lordships
would not think it fit to have some of the Officers
sent for, to be examined, concerning a further Discovery of the Design in Kent."
Message to the H. C. about it.
Hereupon this House Ordered, To send the several
Cornets to the House of Commons, and acquaint them
with the Prisoners at Windsor; and that some of them
confessed there was a Design for Kent, with the Two
Regiments taken at Ciciter; therefore to offer it unto
them, whether they think it not fit that some of the
Officers should be sent for, to be examined concerning
And accordingly a Message was sent to the House of
Commons, by Sir Rob't Rich and Mr. Page.
Message to them, for a Conference about the Importation of Currants.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Mr. Serjeant Whitfeild and Mr. Serjeant Fynch:
To desire a Conference, in the Painted Chamber, as
soon as it may stand with their Conveniency, touching
the Ordinance against Importation of Currants.
Ordinance for providing Wood for London.
Next, the Lord Viscount Say & Seale reported,
"That the Committee have considered of the Ordinance
touching providing of Wood, for the Supply of the
Cities of London and Westm. wherein the Committee
have thought fit to make some Alterations, which
they offer to the Consideration of this House."
The said Ordinance was read, and agreed to with the
And this House nominated these Lords following to
be Committees: videlicet,
The Earls of Pembrooke.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
And the L. Howard of Est.
And the L. Wharton.
Or any Three.
Order for Mr. Keys being instituted to the Rectory of Sandwich.
The Order for Sir Nathaniell Brent's instituting and
inducting Mr. John Keyes, Master of Arts, to the Rectory of Sundritch, in the County of Kent, was read, and
allowed of by this House; and Ordered to be sent
down to the House of Commons by Message, to desire
their Concurrence therein, according to the Ordinance
of both Houses for sequestering the Jurisdiction of the
Archbishop of Canterb. dated the Tenth of June, 1643.
Sent to the H. C. with the Order for providing Wood.
Mr. Serjeant Whitfeild and Mr. Serjeant Fynch, which
were sent to the House of Commons with a Message,
having not yet been admitted in, were re-called, and had
this further Addition to their Message, "To deliver to
the House of Commons the Ordinance touching cutting of Wood for the Poor, and the Order for instituting of Keyes to the Rectory of Sundritch."
Sir Rob't Rich and Mr. Page return with this Answer
from the House of Commons:
Answer from the H. C.
That they have delivered the several Cornets to the
House of Commons; and concerning the Examination
of the Prisoners at Windsor, which were taken at Ciciter,
they will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Assistants and Attendants not to reveal any Thing that passes in this House.
Upon Information to this House, "That there is a
Passage, in a Book of News which comes from Oxford
Weekly, of some private Discourses which was in
this House between Two Lords;" which this House
conceived to be a great Breach of the Privilege of
Parliament: Hereupon this House Ordered, That,
upon this Occasion, all the Assistants and Attendants on
this House shall hereby be commanded to take Notice,
that they report not nor reveal any private Thing done
or said in this House, to any Person or Persons whatsoever out of the Walls of this House; and if any shall
do contrary to this Command, they shall receive such
exemplary Punishment as this House shall think fit to
inflict upon them.
Serjeant Finch, Leave to be absent.
Ordered, That Mr. Serjeant Fynch hath Leave to
go into Kent, to dispatch some Business there, and afterwards to return.
The Messengers return with this Answer from the
House of Commons:
Answer from the H. C.
That (fn. *) they agree to the Order for Mr. Keyes; and
concerning the rest of the Particulars of the Message,
they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Order for a Maintenance for the Minister of Holland in Lancashire.
"Whereas a Bill hath passed the House of Commons,
and is now in the House of Peers (whereunto the
King's Royal Assent in these Times of Distraction cannot be had), for making the Chapel of Holland, in
the County of Lancaster, with the Precincts thereof,
into a distinct Parish, and to be divided from the rest
of the Parish of Wigan; and whereas, in the said
Bill, it is Declared, That the said Parish of Wigan is
very spacious and populous, and the Profits belonging
to the said Rectory of Wigan is very great, and that
the Inhabitants within the Precincts of the Chapelry
of Holland do live far distant from the said Parish
Church of Wigan (some of them near Six Miles),
so as they cannot possibly receive the Benefit thereof;
and although all Parochial Duties be necessarily exercised at the said Chapel of Holland, yet there is no
Maintenance at all for a Preaching Minister belonging
to it; and whereas now the whole Profits of the said
Rectory of Wigan is taken and seized, by virtue of
this Ordinance of both Houses of Parliament for the
sequestering of Delinquents Estates; and the Committees for Sequestration have no Power by the said
Ordinance to distribute or dispose any of the Profits
belonging to the said Parish Church of Wigan unto
any other Church or Chapel within the said Parish;
and the People (by reason of these sad Distractions)
are utterly unable to maintain a Minister at their own
Charge: Therefore, for the providing of fit Maintenance for a Preaching Minister at the said Church
or Chapel of Holland, and for the Ease of the Inhabitants within the said Chapelry, according to the
Provisions in the said Bill, the Lords and Commons
assembled in Parliament do hereby Order and Ordain, That Mr. Rich'd Whittfeild, a Godly, Learned,
and Orthodox Divine (now Minister of the said
Church or Chapel of Holland), and the Ministers of
the said Place successively, shall have, hold, receive,
and take, all the Tithes, Lands, Rents, Duties, and
Profits whatsoever, within the ancient Precincts of the
said Chapelry of Holland; that is to say, the Yearly
Rent of Nineteen Marks antiently paid for the Corn
Tithes of the several Towns of Holland and Dalton,
and all other Tithes and Profits whatsoever, within
the said Towns and the Town of Orrell, and such
Parts of the several Towns of Billing and Winstanly,
as are within the known or reputed Precincts of the
said Chapelry of Holland, which the Rector of the
said Parish Church of Wigan had received, or heretofore enjoyed, in Right of the said Rectory or Parish
Church of Wigan; and all Persons paying their Tithes,
Rents, or other Duties, to the said Minister of
Holland, within the Precincts of the said Chapelry as
aforesaid, are hereby acquitted and discharged for
the said Payments, and from all other Claims and
Demands, by any Person or Persons whatsoever, concerning the same; and the Minister of the said
Church or Chapel of Holland shall have the same
Remedy to recover all Tithes, and other Profits,
within the said Chapelry, that the Rector of Wigan
had, or ought to have had, if this Ordinance had
not been made; and whatsoever Duties to His Majesty shall be payable out of the said Rectory of
Wigan, the said Minister of Holland shall pay and
bear a full Sixth Part thereof, for the Profits he
receives within the aforesaid Chapelry: And it is
further Ordered and Ordained, That the Inhabitants
within the said Chapelry of Holland shall, from Time
to Time, bear all necessary Charges and Payments,
to and for the said Church or Chapel of Holland;
and they shall hereafter be discharged of and from
all Offices, Payments, and Duties whatsoever, unto
the said Parish or Parish Church of Wigan, and from
all Attendance upon the same.
"And whereas, for procuring the Consent of Dr.
Bridgeman Bishop of Chester, Rector of the said
Parish Church of Wigan, unto the aforesaid Bill,
William Ashhurst Son and Heir Apparent of Henry
Ashhurst, of Ashhurst in the County of Lancaster
Esquire, James Marshall, Richard Leigh, William
Bower, Robert Holland, Jeffery Roby, and William
Prescott of Holland Yeoman, David Holland, George
Barton, and Richard Prescott of Dalton Yeoman,
Jeffery Burchall of Orrell, John Smethhurst of Billing,
and Nicholas Withington of Winstanly Yeoman, Inhabitants within the said Chapelry of Holland, did
covenant to pay unto Orlando Bridgman Esquire, Son
of the said Bishop of Chester, for his Use, Six Hundred Pounds per Annum, for all the rest of the Tithes
and Profits of the said Rectory of Wigan, so long as
he should continue Rector there; all which Tithes
and Profits are now, by virtue of the aforesaid Ordinance of Sequestration, seized and taken, for the
Delinquency of the said Bishop, and the said Orlando
Bridgman: It is therefore further Ordered and
Ordained, That the said William Ashhurst, Richard
Leigh, James Marshall, Robert Holland, William Bower,
Jeffery Roby, William Prescott, David Holland, George
Barton, Rich'd Prescott, Jeffery Burchall, John
Smethhurst, Nicholas Withington, and their Heirs,
Executors, and Administrators, shall hereby be clearly
acquitted and discharged from all Payments unto the
said Bishop of Chester, or Orlando Bridgeman, or their
Assigns, for any of the Tithes and Profits belonging
to the said Rectory of Wigan, and from all Covenants,
Bonds, or other Writings, concerning the same; and
that they, and every of them, shall make a true and
perfect Accompt, unto the Officers appointed for Sequestrations within the said County of Lancaster, of
all Monies, or other Goods, belonging to the said
Rectory of Wigan, received by them, or any of them,
or any other Person employed from, by, or under
them, or any of them; and if any Monies, or other
Goods, belonging to the said Bishop of Chester, or
Orlando Bridgman, be found in their Hands, they, and
every of them, are hereby required forthwith to pay
the same unto the said Officers for Sequestration,
whose Acquittance shall be their sufficient Discharge;
and they, and every of them, shall leave the whole
Profits of the said Rectory of Wigan to be disposed
by the Parliament for Time to come; and whatsoever
any Person shall do in Pursuance of this Ordinance,
they shall be saved harmless by the Power and Authority of both Houses of Parliament."
Order for Mr. Keyes to be inducted to the Rectory of Sandwich.
"Whereas Mr. Doctor Hall, Incumbent of the
Parish of Sandwich, in the County of Kent, upon the
Instance of the Parishioners there, is willing to resign
the Rectory of Sandwich aforesaid unto John Keyes,
Master of Arts, an Orthodox Divine, so that the
said John Keyes might succeed him in the said Rectory:
It is therefore Ordered, by the Lords and Commons
in Parliament assembled, That Sir Nathaniell Brent
Knight, Vicar General to the Archbishop of Canterbury, or any other of his Judges and Officers having Authority in this Behalf, shall, upon Resignation
of the said Rectory, give Institution and Induction of
the same unto the said John Keyes, according to an
Ordinance of both Houses of Parliament, dated the
Tenth of June, 1643, in that Behalf made."
House adjourned till 10 a cras.