DIE Mercurii, 8 die Novembris.
Ds. Grey of Warke, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Orders from the H. C. for Concurrence.
An Order to pay One Thousand Forty-eight Pounds,
Fifteen Shillings, and Two Pence, to Mr. Lyon Beecher,
for Provision for Ireland. (Here enter it.)
An Order to sequester the Rents of Thomas Rowe, in
actual Rebellion in the Isle of Jarsey. (Here enter it.)
Names to be added to the Committee for Hertford.
The Names of divers Persons of the Inhabitants of
Edmunton were read, to be added to the Committees for
the County of Hartford; videlicet,
John Wroth Esquire,
John Evington Gentleman.
Jasper Draper Gentleman.
Captain John Harvey.
Earl of Suffolk's Cause, concerning the Manors of Framingham, &c.
Whereas there is a Cause depending in this House,
upon the Petition of the Earl of Suff. complaining
of "Two Recoveries suffered against him in his Infancy,
of the Manors of Framingham, &c. which Business is
now by the Defendants prosecuted against his Lordship, in the Committee of the House of Commons for
Obstructions:" Hereupon this House Ordered, That
the said Cause shall be retained here, and no Prosecution of the Business in any other Court, nor no Estates
to be made out of the said Lands.
Message from the H. C. to sit a while;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Walter Erle Knight, &c.
1. To desire their Lordships would please to sit a
to adjourn till Friday;
2. To let their Lordships know, that, in regard Committees might have more Time to follow some Business
much concerning the present Affairs of the Kingdom,
they are Resolved to adjourn their House until Friday
next, and desire their Lordships to adjourn this House
likewise, if it may stand with their Lordships Pleasure.
and to expedite the Ordinance about the Great Seal.
3. To desire their Lordships would expedite the Ordinance concerning the Great Seal.
The Answer returned was:
That this House intends to sit a while; and that their
Lordships agree to adjourn this House until Friday next:
Touching the Ordinance concerning the Great Seal, this
House will send an Answer by Messengers of their
Captain Bushy recommended to command in the Earl of Lincoln's House, which is fortified, in Lincolnshire.
The Earl of Lyncolne acquainted this House, "That
a House of his is fortified, in the County of Lyncolne; but he that is Commander in Chief is a Person very unruly, and suffers great Abuses and Loss to
be committed upon his House, Tenants, and Provisions; therefore desired that, before (fn. *) the Earl of
Manchester goes into the Country, this House will
give the Earl of Manchester some Directions, that
such a Commander may be put in as will not suffer
such Disorders:" Hereupon, at the Suit of the Earl
of Lyncolne, it is Ordered, That Captain Bushy, who
was formerly put into Tattershall Castle by the Committee, with the Consent of the Earl of Lyncolne, shall be
recommended to the Earl of Manchester, and he desired
by this House to put the said Captain Bushy again in
that Castle as Commander; and Captain Harrison, who
now commands in it, may be put out.
Message from the H. C. for their Speaker to be Master of the Rolls.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Denzell Holles Esquires:
1. To desire their Lordships Concurrence in an Ordinance for making Wm. Lenthall Esquire, Speaker of
the House of Commons, Master of the Rolls.
(Here enter it.)
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees with the House of Commons
in this Ordinance.
Lincolnshire Gentlemen desired to repair Home.
Upon Information to this House, "That there be
divers Gentlemen of great Quality now in Town, of
the County of Lyncolne, that are able to do very good
Service in that County if they were present there:"
It is Ordered, That Sir John Brounloe, Sir Wm.
Brownloe, Thomas Lister, Wm. Savill, and John Archer,
Sir Tho. Trollop, and Mr. Wm. Berry, and such other
Gentlemen as are in Town as be serviceable to the Commonwealth in that County, shall be desired, from this
House, forthwith to repair to their several Habitations
in the County of Lyncolne; and the Earl of Lyncolne is
hereby desired to give them Notice of it.
Order for 1048 l. 15s. 2d. to Lyon Beecher, for Provisions for Ireland.
Upon Mr. Goodwin's Report from the Committee for
Irish Affairs, "That Mr. Lyon Beecher hath delivered,
at Youghall, Corn and other Victuals, as appears by
the Certificate of Richard Myres Commissary, and certified by the Earl of Corke, and is recommended by
the Letter of the Lord Inchequin, as amount to the
Sum of Seventy-six Pounds and Nineteen Shillings;
and whereas the said Lyon Beecher hath delivered at
Youghall aforesaid, Wheat, Peas, and Butter, to the
Value of Nine Hundred Thirty Three Pounds, Nine
Shillings, Six Pence, as appears by the Certificate of
John Fountaine Commissary, and attested by the Earl
of Corke, and recommended by the Lord Inchequin;
and whereas also the said Lyon Beecher hath delivered at Corke Butter to the Value of Thirty-seven Pounds,
Six Shillings, Eight Pence, as appears by the Certificate of John Hodder Commissary there, and attested
and recommended by the Lord Inchequin; which several
Sums of Money, (fn. *) amounting to One Thousand Fortyeight Pounds, Fifteen Shillings, and Two Pence, were
disbursed for Provisions for the Regiments thereabouts:
It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons
in Parliament, That the said Lyon Beecher shall be
paid the said several Sums of Money abovenamed,
out of the Adventurers-money for Ireland, and such
Monies as shall be next raised for the Defence of
Ireland; and that the Treasurers or Receivers of those
Monies do pay the same unto Mr. Nicholas Loftus
Esquire, Treasurer at Wars for that Kingdom, to be
by him paid over unto the said Lyon Beecher or his
Assigns, and to be defalked upon the Pay of the Soldiers of those Regiments, according to the usual Manner in like Cases."
Order to sequester the Rents of Thomas Rowe, in Arms against the Parliament in Jersey.
"Whereas Thomas Rowe, Porter of the Old Castle,
in the Isle of Jarsey, and divers others, are now in actual Rebellion in the said Isle, whereby their Estates
ought to be sequestered by virtue of the late Ordinances of both Houses of Parliament for Sequestrations; and whereas this House is informed that Robert Spurling, of Woodstreete, London, Plumber, and
divers others, have Arrears of Rent and other Monies
in their Hands, of the said Thomas Rowe, and of divers others in actual Rebellion in the Isle aforesaid:
Be it Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the said Robert Spurling and every other Person or Persons having any
Arrears of Rents, Sums of Money, or other Profits
whatsoever, of the said Thomas Rowe, or of any other
Person or Persons now in actual Rebellion in the
said Island, shall forthwith pay the same to Leonard
Litcott, Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Jersey, or
to any Person or Persons whom the said Lieutenant
Governor shall appoint to receive the same; which
said Monies, Arrears of Rents, and Profits, are to be
employed upon Accompt in the said Island, by the
Direction of the said Lieutenant Governor, for the
Service of the Parliament."
Ordinance for Mr. Lenthall, Speaker of the H. C. to be Master of the Rolls.
"Whereas the Place and Office of the Keeper or
Master of the Rolls, Books, Writs, and Records, of
the Chancery of England, lately became void by the
Death of Sir Charles Cesar Knight, since which Time
divers Profits belonging to the same have been by
sundry Persons received; and whereas the said Place
and Office, being of great Trust and Consequence,
was, soon after the Death of the said Sir Charles Cesar, designed by the Votes of the Lords and Com
mons in Parliament assembled to William Lenthall
Esquire, Speaker of the House of Commons: Now,
for the further settling and establishing of the said
Office and Place, according to the said Votes and Declarations, be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons
in Parliament assembled, That the said Place and Office of Keeper or Master of the Rolls, Books, Writs,
and Records of the Chancery of England shall be, remain, and continue, to the said William Lenthall; and
he, the said William Lenthall, shall be, remain, and
continue, Keeper or Master of the said Rolls, Books,
Writs, and Records, and of every of them; and shall
enjoy the same Place and Office, together with all and
singular Wages, Fees, Rewards, Emoluments, Profits,
Rights, Liberties, Pre-eminencies, and Powers of
granting Offices or Clerkships whatsoever, to the
said Place or Office in any Wise belonging or appertaining.
"And it is also further by the Authority aforesaid Ordained, That the said William Lenthall shall have the
Custody or Keeping of the House or Hospital of the
Converts, situate in Chauncery Lane, in the Parish of St.
Dunstans in the West, London, and being from ancient
Time to this Day appointed, continued, and annexed
to the said Office, for the Habitation of the Keeper
or Master of the Rolls, Books, Writs, and Records,
together with all Buildings, Yards, Gardens, and Orchards, to the said House or Hospital in any Wise pertaining or belonging, to have, hold, enjoy, and use
the said Office of Keeper or Master of the Rolls,
Books, Writs, and Records aforesaid, and the Keeping or Custody of the said House or Hospital, and all
and every other the Premises, with their Appurtenances, by himself, or by his sufficient Deputy or
sufficient Deputies, Quam diu se bene gesserit, in as
ample and full Manner as any other Person or Persons whatsoever, heretofore enjoying or exercising
the said Place or Office, have had, held, enjoyed,
"And further also be it Ordained, by Authority aforesaid, That the said William Lenthall shall take, receive, and enjoy, all and every the Rights, Duties,
Fees, and Profits whatsoever, that have been received,
or have grown due, as to or in regard of the said Office, or might by reason thereof have been enjoyed at
any Time since the Death of the said Sir Charles
Cesar, in whose Hands soever the said Profits or
Fees now remain: Provided nevertheless, and be it
by the Authority aforesaid further Ordained, That
the Order or Ordinance made by the said Lords and
Commons on the 31st Day of October last, 1643,
for the sequestering of the Office of the Clerk and
Keeper of the Records in The Tower of London, shall
remain, continue, and be in full Force, according
to the Purport and Intent thereof; any Clause, Matter, or Thing, in this present Ordinance, to the contrary notwithstanding."
House adjourned till 10a, Friday next.