DIE Veneris, 19 die Januarii.
Lords present this Day:
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker this Day.
Comes Essex, L. General.
Comes Warwick, L. Admiral.
Answer from the H. C.
The Messengers sent to the House of Commons on
Wednesday last return with this Answer:
That they agree to the Alterations and Additions in
the Ordinances concerning Nomination of Sheriffs, and
concerning Currants. (Here enter them.)
Assembly of Divines to consider of the Ordination of Ministers.
It was informed, "That the Want of good Ministers
is much in the Countries:" Hereupon it is Ordered,
That the Assembly be desired from this House, that
they would take into their Consideration the Ordination
of Ministers, and to expedite it, in regard of the great
Inconveniences which else will ensue: And the Earl of
Manchester is hereby appointed to acquaint the Assembly
Lord Howard's Petition for an Allowance out of Delinquents Estates, in Lieu of his own, which is in the Enemy's Hands.
Upon reading the Petition of the Lord Edward Howard: (Here enter the Petition.) It is Ordered, That
this House grants the said Petition; and Orders, That
the Committee for Sequestrations shall have (fn. *) Power to
take the same into their Consideration, according to the
Prayer of the Petition; and that the said Petition shall
be especially recommended to the House of Commons;
and to desire that they would take the same into their
speedy Consideration, and refer it to the Committee of
Lords and Commons for Sequestration; and this Petition
to be sent down to the House of Commons To-morrow.
Lady Coventry's Assessment.
Upon reading the Petition of the Lady Coventry's:
(Here enter this Petition.) It (fn. *) is Ordered, That the
rating of her shall be referred to the rating of the Peers
and Assistants of this House.
Committee for assessing Peers and Assistants.
Ordered, That (fn. *) the Earls of Northumb. Kent, and
Lyncolne, are hereby added to the Committee for
rating and assessing of the Peers, and the Assistants of
this House, for the Twentieth Part; and any Five to
be of the Quorum.
Jennings and Dawes.
Upon hearing the Counsel on both Sides, between
Mr. Jennings and Sir Thomas Dawes, concerning Five
Bonds, which are alledged by the Counsel of Mr. Jennings to be within the Decree made by this House formerly:
And the Counsel of Sir Thomas Dawes alledged,
"That these Bonds are not within the Decree; and
therefore desired that the said Bonds may be delivered
back to Sir Tho. Dawes, being now in the Hands
of the Clerk of the Parliament."
The Counsel being withdrawn, the House took this
Business into Consideration; and Ordered, That if
within Three or Four Days Mr. Jennings doth not bring
in a Petition into this House particularly concerning
these Five Bonds, they shall be delivered again into the
Hands of Sir Thomas Dawes: And it is further Ordered, That Sir Tho. Dawes shall bring into this House
his Demands, what is owing to him from Mr. Latch,
Mr. Jenings, and others, upon Agreement within
Justice Reeves and other Assistants excused from the Assessment of the Twentieth Part.
Ordered, That Mr. Justice Reeves, Mr. Justice
Bacon, Mr. Serjeant Whitfeild, Serjeant Fynch, Sir Rob't
Rich, Mr. Page, and Mr. Dr. Aylett, having been heard
by this House what they could say for themselves for
excusing them from being rated for the Twentieth Part
according to the Ordinance of Parliament, shall be exempted from being assessed or rated for their Twentieth
Committee to consider of the Assessment of the Twentieth Part.
Ordered, That the Committee shall meet this Afternoon, to consider of the rating and assessing the Peers
and Assistants (as not exempted) for their Twentieth
Part, according to the Ordinance of Parliament.
Archbishop of Canterbury's Petition, to be heard by Counsel against the Articles of Impeachment, rejected.
Upon reading the Petition of Wm. Archbishop of
Cant. (Here enter it.) It is Ordered, That this House
doth not grant his said Petition, but adheres to the former Order.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords assembled
"The humble Petition of William Archbishop
of Canterbury, Prisoner in The Tower,
"That whereas your Petitioner having formerly answered the particular Articles exhibited against him
by the Honourable House of Commons, and now by
your Lordships Order of the 16th of this Instant
commanded to put in his Answer to the First and
further Articles of Impeachment brought up against
him by Monday Morning next; for doing whereof,
his former Counsel is assigned him:
"That your Petitioner having advised with his
Counsel concerning the First Articles, which were exhibited now almost Three Years sithence, finding, upon
Perusal and Debate of the same, that the said former Articles are such that no Answer can be made
thereunto, nor your Petitioner in any Wise enabled to
prepare for his Defence to the same as they now stand:
"That, forasmuch as the said Articles of Impeachment import no less than a Charge of High Treason,
and forasmuch as your Petitioner is by his Counsel
informed, That, especially in Cases of Life, the Defendant is allowed to offer, to the Court where the
same depends, his Exceptions by his Counsel, before
any Plea pleaded;
"Your Petitioner most humbly beseecheth your
Lordships to appoint a Day for the Hearing
of your Petitioner's Counsel, concerning the
"And your Petitioner shall pray, &c.
Lord Howard's Petition for 1500 l. per Annum out of Delinquents Estates, in Lieu of his Estate in Possession of the Enemy.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords and Commons now assembled in Parliament.
"The humble Petition of Edward Lord
"That whereas your Petitioner, by His Majesty's
Residence at Yorke, and the Continuance of the
Marquis of Newcastle's Forces thereabouts, where
your Petitioner's whole Estate lieth, hath been dispossessed of the same, without any Manner of Profit
for this Two Years Space, and at length now absolutely deprived thereof, by Sir William Lampton and
other Delinquents, who, by unjust Power, are
estated in the same, to the Undoing of your Petitioner, and the utter disenabling him thereby to support himself in these Times of Trouble, or to attend the Affairs of the Kingdom in that Manner as
he heartily desireth:
"And forasmuch as your Petitioner hath been employed by the Honourable Houses in several Expeditions, to Yorke and Scotland, to his great Charge;
and for that he hath undergone the Loss of his
Estate with much Patience, and being reduced to very
great Streights without complaining, or seeking any
Relief, until his extreme Necessities now at Length
compel him to make known the sad Effects thereof:
"He humbly desireth, for the Considerations
aforesaid, that he may be admitted to receive
the Rents and Profits of the Estates of several
Delinquents, not exceeding Fifteen Hundred
Pounds per Annum, nor equivalent to that
Annual Loss which your Petitioner hath long
sustained; and that it may be referred to
the Committee of Sequestrations, to consider
of the Parties, and the Value of their Estates,
which your Petitioner in a Particular will
present unto them; and likewise that your
Petitioner may enjoy the said Estates until
such Time as he is in some Ways recompensed, or restored to his own again.
"And he shall ever pray, &c.
Lady Coventry's Petition about her Assessment.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords in Parliament assembled.
"The humble Petition of the Lady Coventry;
"That your Petitioner was assessed, by the Committee at Habberdash'rs Hall, for the Twentieth and
Fifth Parts of her Personal Estate and Jointure, at Six
Hundred Pounds; which being very high, and done
when your Petitioner was resident about One Hundred
Miles from London, she humbly prays your Lordships
to take the Assessment of her Estate into your own
Hands, with a favourable Consideration of these Particulars: It is true, that her Lord and Husband left
her Fifteen Hundred Pounds in Money, and as much
in Goods and Household Stuff, which fell soon
after to be of a far less Value.
"Her Three Youngest Sons were unprovided of
any Lands, but left to depend upon the Profits of
the Secretary's Place at Yorke, which is since quite
taken away; whereupon, to help them, being cast
into so low a Condition that they could not otherwise
well subsist, your Petitioner parted with her Monies
and Personal Estate to them.
"And her Interest in the House at Canbury determining upon the Death of the late Earl of North'ton,
she resolved never to keep House more, but to live
amongst her Children, hoping her Jointure would
maintain her, which in peaceable Times was near
Eleven Hundred Pounds per Annum; but the last
Year yielded her little more than Half so much, all
Taxes paid; and the greatest Part of it lying in
Lincolneshire near Tattershall Castle, is lately seized
upon by the Committee and Garrison there.
"All the Goods at Canbury House are seized on for
the Assessment at Habberdash'rs Hall.
"Moreover your Petitioner lodging only for some
Weeks the last Winter in a House in Fleete Streete,
London, wherein she had not any Interest, and removed thence about February; nevertheless she was
there assessed at Five Pounds Weekly for Three
Months after her Removal, and her Goods there
taken away for the same.
"Now your Petitioner's humble Requests to
your Lordships are,
"That, with a favourable Respect to the late
great Abatements of her Estate (which she
thus truly presents to your Honours), you
will please to set some moderate Assessment
"That her Goods seized at Canbury may be restored, or accepted in Part of Satisfaction of
"That she may be discharged of the said Weekly
Assessment in St. Dunstan's, Fleete Streete, so
misimposed on your Petitioner; and that all
Goods taken away for the same may be restored.
"And that (fn. *) her Lands may be freed from all
"And she shall pray, &c.
Order for Currants imported in he Ship Rainbow to be landed and entered.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That Jordan Fairefax
Merchant, and Laders in the Ship Rainbowe, shall
have Liberty to import and land all such Currants
as are brought into the Port of London in the Ship
Rainbow, paying Six Shillings per Cent. for every
Hundred of the said Currants, over and above the
Custom and Excise due for the same; and the Commissioners of the Customs are hereby required to
take Entries for the said Currants, and to receive
the said Six Shillings per Centum for every Hundred
over and above the Custom and Excise as aforesaid,
of the said Fairefax and Laders; and the Proceed of
the said Six Shillings per Centum the said Commissioners are hereby required to pay over unto Nathaniell Stevens, Thomas Pury, and Thomas Hodges,
Esquires, Members of the House of Commons, for
the Use of the Garrison of the City of Gloucester,
taking their Receipt for the same; which shall be to
the said Commissioners, and every of them, a sufficient Discharge: And it is further Ordained, by
the said Lords and Commons, That the same Rates
of Six Shillings per Centum for every Hundred, over
and above the Custom and Excise due for the same,
shall be paid by the Owner or Owners of all such
Currants as have been imported contrary to the Ordinance dated the 26th of August, 1642, prohibiting
the Importation of Currants, except such Person and
Persons, Owner and Owners, whose Currants have
been imported or landed with Approbation or Allowance of both Houses of Parliament."
Resolved, upon the Question.
High Sherriffs appointed.
That this House doth nominate and appoint,
Humfry Fish Esquire to be High Sheriff for the
County of Bedd.
Sir Francis Pyle Baronet to be High Sheriff of the
County of Berks.
Sir Hennige Proby to be High Sheriff for the County
Sir Thomas Martin Knight and Baronet to be High
Sheriff of the Counties of Cambridge and Huntington.
Henry Brooke Esquire to be High Sheriff of the County
Palatine of Chester.
Sir Mathew Boynton Knight to be High Sheriff of
Thomas Stevens Esquire to be High Sheriff of Gloucestershire.
Sir John Garrett Baronet to be High Sheriff of Hertfordshire.
Sir Michaell Linesey Baronet to be High Sheriff of
the County of Kent.
Peter Temple Esquire to be High Sheriff of Leicestershire.
Edward King Esquire to be High Sheriff of Lincolneshire.
John Cooke Esquire to be High Sheriff of the County
John Norton of Cotterstocke Esquire to be High Sheriff
of the County of North'ton.
Michaell Welden Esquire to be High Sheriff of the
County of Northumberland.
Francis Thornehagh Esquire to be High Sheriff of
the County of Nott.
Morris Barrough Esquire to be High Sheriff of the
County of Suff.
Mr. Osborne to be High Sheriff of the County of Rutland.
Edmond Jourden Esquire to be High Sheriff of the
County of Surrey.
Thomas Mitton Esquire to be High Sheriff of the
County of Salopp.
Symon Ridgley Esquire to be High Sheriff of the
County of Stafford.
Wm. Colemore Esquire to be High Sheriff of the
County of Warwick.
Wm. Gould Esquire to be High Sheriff of the
County of Devonshire.
Commissioners of the Great Seal to pass their Patents.
Ordered, That the Commissioners of the Great Seal
be desired forthwith to pass the several and respective
Patents for the Gentlemen nominated and appointed by
both Houses to be High Sheriffs of the several and respective Counties, according to their several Nominations and Appointments, and all other Writs incident