DIE Martis, videlicet, 30 die Aprilis.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
|Ds. (fn. *)
Message from the H. C. with Ordinances;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Henry Mildmay Knight, and others; which consisted of these Particulars:
1. To desire their Lordships Concurrence in several
1. An Ordinance concerning Powder bought of
Mr. Berisford, &c. (Here enter it.)
2. An Ordinance to pay One Thousand Pounds, out
of Haberdashers Hall, for Arms for Pembrookeshire. (Here enter it.)
3. An Ordinance for allowing Money out of the
Excise at North'ton, to pay such Monies as Colonel Behere's Forces did expend when they were
there. (Here enter it.)
that they agree to Mr. Shadwell's;
2. That they agree to the Ordinance formerly sent
down to them, concerning Mr. Shadwell to make Writs
of Diem clausit extremum in the Court of Wards.
(Here enter it.)
and for a Conference concerning the Earl of Manchester's.
3. To desire a Conference, concerning the Ordinance
touching the Earl of Manchester.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to all the Orders and Ordinances now brought up; and that their Lordships will
give a present Conference, in the Painted Chamber, as
Sir H. Mervin's Petition, for Leave to settle some Islands to the West of Ireland.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir Henry Mervin;
shewing, "That whereas there are certain Islands Westward from Ireland which were never yet inhabited
nor planted; his Desire is, that he may have Liberty,
at his own Cost and Charges, to discover and plant
the said Islands:"
Hereupon this House thought it fit to name a Committee of Lords, to take the same into Consideration;
and to send to the House of Commons, to desire they
will name a Committee of their House, to join with their
And this House named these Committees following:
Any Three, to meet this Afternoon, at Three of
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the
Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the
House was resumed.
Report of the Conference on the Ordinance for continuing the Association of the Counties of Essex, &c. under the Earl of Manchester.
The Speaker reported the Effect of the Conference
concerning the Earl of Manchester's Ordinance for the
associated Counties; which was, "That the House of
Commons do adhere to their Ordinance without the
Alterations, and desire it may pass as it came up from
them; and gave Reasons for the same."
And, upon Consideration of the Business, it was Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth adhere to the Ordinance with the Addition added by this
And these Lords following were appointed to draw
and prepare Reasons, to be delivered at a Conference
with the House of Commons, in Answer to their Reasons:
Any Three, to meet when they please; and to
bring in the Reasons To morrow Morning.
And Mr. Serjeant Whitfield to attend the said Committee.
Archbishop of Cant's Trial put off.
Ordered, That this House defers the Trial of the
Archbishop of Canterbury until Saturday Morning next,
in regard of the Business brought up from the House of
Commons this Day.
The Earl of Northumb. reported from the Committee
of both Kingdoms, "That they have advised with the
Lord General, about the Marching of his Army;
and it was agreed, (fn. *) their Army should march on Friday or Saturday next, if possible."
Lord General desires a Committee of both Houses may be with the Army.
And the Lord General, being present, desired, "That
a Committee of both Houses may be appointed to go
along with the Army, to see their Actions, that they
do their Duties, and to be Witnesses of the Defects
and Wants of the Army."
Message to the H. C. that the Lords have deferred the Archbishop of Cant's Trial; and with Sir H. Mervin's Petition.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir
Edward Leech and Mr. Page,:
To let them know, that, in regard of the Business of
the Conference this Day, they could not hear the Archbishop's Business; therefore they have deferred the further Proceedings in it until Saturday Morning next; also
to deliver the Petition of Sir Henry Marvin to them;
and to acquaint them, that this House hath appointed a
Committee of Seven Lords, to meet this Afternoon, to
consider of it; and their Lordships desire them that
they would appoint a Committee of their House, of a
proportionable Number, to meet at the Time aforesaid,
to consider of it.
Ordinance concerning the Term.
Ordered, That the Ordinance of the 22 Jan.
last, concerning the Term, shall be re-printed and published.
Order for 900 l. to Mr. Berisford, for Powder.
"Whereas there is a Contract made with Mr. John
Berisford, Gunpowder-maker, for Six Hundred Barrels of Powder, towards the furnishing of the Armies,
of Two Thirds whereof he is already satisfied; there
being Nine Hundred Pounds remaining due unto him,
which (fn. †) is payable on the Twenty-fourth Day of June
next ensuing: It is, by the Lords and Commons in
Parliament assembled, Ordered and Ordained, That
the said Sum of Nine Hundred Pounds shall be accordingly paid unto the said Mr. Berisford, by the
Committee at Habberdashers Hall, on the Four and
Twentieth of June aforesaid."
Order for 1000 l. to provide Arms for Pembrokeshire.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That Five Hundred
Pounds, out of Haberdashers Hall, payable at Three
Months End, and Five Hundred Pounds out of the
King's Revenue, payable likewise at Three Months
End, shall be allowed to the County of Pembrooke,
for buying Arms and Ammunition, for the Service
of the said County, and paid to Mr. Thelvail, a Member of the House of Commons, or such as he shall
appoint, upon Accompt, for the providing of the
Arms and Ammunition aforesaid; and Mr. Thelvall
and Mr. White are added to the Committee for Glouc.
and are to consider of the furnishing of these Arms
upon the Credit of this Thousand Pounds, payable as
Commissioners of Excise to allow Money at Northampton, for General Behere's Forces quartered there.
"It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, That
the Commissioners of Excise shall write to their Agents
at North'ton, to allow, out of the Excise there, so
much as hath been laid out, or is due, for the Entertainment of the Forces which lately quartered near
North'ton, under the Command of Major General
Behere; and that Two of the Committee there shall
certify the same to the Commissioners of Excise in
London, and shall also send to the Treasurer of the
Army the Notes which were made by Major General
Behere's Officers: It is further Ordered, That
the Commissioners of Excise in London shall write to
their Agents, to pay One Hundred Pounds to the said
Committee, for Ammunition."
Ordinance for Mr. Shadwell to be an Officer of the Court of Wards and Liveries.
"Whereas John Mostyn Gentleman (whose Office was
to make the Writs of Diem clausit extremum, and other
Writs, Patents, and Commissions, made by Warrant
of the Court of Wards and Liveries, or by Bill
signed), hath deserted his Employment therein, been
resident in the Armies raised against the Two Houses
of Parliament, and is become a Delinquent: The
Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do this
Day Ordain and Declare, That Thomas Shadwell Gentleman shall have, enjoy, and execute, the said Office
of the said John Mostyn, as amply and beneficially as
the said John Mostyn, or any others, have formerly
held the said Office; and this Ordinance shall be sufficient Warrant to the Commissioners for the Great
Seal of England to pass the said Office or Place, in
Form usual, to the said Thomas Shadwell, accordingly."
House adjourned till 9 a cras.