DIE Lunæ, 10 die Junii.
PRAYERS, by Dr. Burges.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
Answer from the H. C.
Sir Rob't Rich and Mr. Page, sent on Saturday last to
the House of Commons with a Message, return with
That they agree to the Ordinance concerning Colonel
Browne; and they also agree to the Ordinance for
Thirty Pounds Worth of Books to be given to Mr. Hexe,
with the Alterations. (Here enter them.) And concerning the Business touching the Countess of Cleveland,
they will take Care of it, and send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
The Petition of the Lord Chandois was read, as followeth:
Ld. Chandois's Petition for his Liberty.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords assembled
"The humble Petition of George Lord Chandois,
"That, by the Favour of his Excellency the Earl of
Essex, your Petitioner had a Pass to come from Oxford, who accordingly, upon the First Opportunity,
came to the Lord General at Islip, who received him
into his Protection, and gave him a Pass to repair to
London: But since, by Order from this House, he
stands committed Prisoner to the Black Rod, until
your Lordships Pleasures be further known.
"He therefore humbly desires, that, being ready
to make the self-same Evidence, or any other
Testimony of his good Affections to the Public, your Lordships would be pleased to assign
him the same Liberty as you have vouchsafed to others in the like Case.
"And your Petitioner shall pray for a Blessing
on your Lordships Proceedings."
Ld. Chandois released.
Hereupon this House Ordered, That the Lord
Chandois shall be released from his present Restraint,
and be at Liberty; provided he appears before the
Lords in Parliament when he shall be summoned thereunto.
Dutch Ambassadors desire an Audience of both Houses.
It was signified to this House, "That The States Ambassadors desired to have Audience from both Houses
And it was Resolved, To have a Conference with the
House of Commons, to communicate it unto them; and
desire that a Committee of both Houses may be appointed, to take into Consideration the Manner of admitting them:
The Speaker acquainted this House with a Letter
which he had received from the Lord General; which
was read, as followeth:
Earl of Essex's Letter, recommending the Supply of the Queen of Bohemia.
"For the Right Honourable the Lord Grey of
Warke, Speaker of the House of Peers pro
"It hath pleased the Queen of Bohemia to write to
me, and make known Her Necessities to be so great
that She wants wherewith to defray Her Charge of
Her House. Your Lordships know how much this
Kingdom is concerned in Honour to see that a
Prince of Her Birth and near Alliance to this Crown
should not fall into a Condition so much below Herself; wherefore I beseech your Lordships to take it
into your Consideration, and, if you think fit, to communicate it likewise to the Honourable House of
Commons; and I doubt not but, though the Burden
and Charge of the Kingdom be now very great, yet
some Honourable Provision will be made herein. I
hope your Lordships will pardon (fn. *) this Boldness in
me, in respect of that which I owe to that Princess,
for whose Sake, and in whose Service, I had the
Honour first to bear Arms. And if my Intercession
may any Way advantage Her, I shall take it for a great
Favour done to
Abingdon, May 27, 1644.
"Your Lordships humble Servant,
A Chaplain to be recommended to Her, in the room of One who is ill-affected.
The House was further informed, "That there is a
Chaplain that lives with the Queen of Bohemia, who
hath very ill Affections to the Parliament, and the
Public Cause now in Hand; therefore it was desired,
that the House of Commons may be made acquainted
with (fn. †) it, that some Course may be thought of, for
(fn. ‡) the removing him from Her Service; and that the
Assembly of Divines may be sent to, (fn. †) to think of
some Learned and Orthodox Divine to be Her Chaplain."
The House taking these Particulars into Consideration; Ordered, To have a Conference with the House
of Commons, to acquaint them with this Letter and Motion; and to recommend them both to their Consideration, that some Course may be taken for the Supply of
the Wants of the Queen of Bohemia.
Message to the H. C. for a Conference about it, and The States Ambassador.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Rob't Rich and Mr. Page:
To desire a Conference, so soon as it may stand with
their Conveniency, touching a Message received from
The States Ambassador, and concerning a Letter touching the Queen of Bohemia.
Jennings and Dawes.
Ordered, That the Cause between Sir Thomas
Dawes and Mr. Jennings [ (fn. †) shall be heard] on Friday
next, at Nine of the Clock in the Morning.
State of the War necessary to be reported to the House.
The Earl of Northumb. reported from the Committee of both Kingdoms, "That the (fn. ||) State of the
Affairs of the War is in that Posture as the Committee thinks it fit to make Report thereof to the
House, to receive further Directions therein."
Message from the H. C. with Ordinances;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Rob't Pye Knight, and others; which consisted of
1. To desire Concurrence in an Ordinance concerning
the Relief of the Town of Lyme. (Here enter it.)
Read Thrice, and Agreed to.
2. An Order concerning Monies of Sir Jo. Byron's,
in the Hands of Sir James Stonehouse, shall be employed for the Relief of Lyme.
(Here enter it.)
Read Thrice, and Agreed to.
3. An Order for sending a Culverin and a Demy
Culverin to Newport Pannell. (Here enter it.
to sit P. M. to receive a Report from the Committee of both Kingdoms;
4. To let their Lordships know, that the House of
Commons intend to fit at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, to receive a Report from the Committee of both
Kingdoms; and they desire their Lordships would please
to sit likewise, if it may stand with their Lordships Conveniency.
and about paying Capt. Carr 100 l.
5. To desire that, at the next Conference, they may
offer to their Lordships something concerning the Order
for paying One Hundred Pounds to Captain Carr.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees with them in the Three Orders now brought up; and that their Lordships will receive from them, at the next Conference, (fn. *) what they
shall offer concerning Captain Carr; and that their Lordships will sit as a House at Three of the Clock this Afternoon.
Ordinance concerning Gamull's Legacy.
The Earl of Kent reported from the Committee the
Ordinance concerning Gamull's Legacy, as fit to pass as
it is, (fn. *) without any Alterations; which being read, the
House Agreed to it. (Here enter it.)
Message to the H. C. with it, and the Ordinance for associating Pembroke, &c.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page:
To let them know, that this House agrees with them
in the Ordinance concerning Gamull's Legacy. (Here
ter it.) And that their Lordships do agree to the Ordinance concerning the Association of the Counties of
Pembrooke, Cardigan, and Caermarthen, with the Alterations, wherein they desire (fn. †) their Concurrence.
Archbishop of Cant's Study searched for Books and Papers.
Mr. Serjeant Fynch reported, "That, according to
the Order of this House, he and Mr. Maynard repaired to Lambeth House, to search in the Study of
the Archbishop of Canterbury for Books and Papers:
When they came there, Mr. Recorder's Man of London told them, that Mr. Prynn on Saturday Night
last had taken away a Book with a Red Cover; and
for Papers, such as were there, he hath delivered
them to the Clerk of the Parliament."
And this House Ordered, That the Papers shall
be sealed up, and kept by the Clerk of the Parliament, until this House gives further Directions herein.
Affidavit of Ld. Hunsden's Doors and Locks being broke open, and his Goods inventoried, in Herts, by the Sequestrators.
Upon reading the Affidavit of Rob't Graygoose and
John Wilson, as follows: It is Ordered, That the
Parties as are the Sequestrators shall be sent for, to
appear before this House, to shew by what Authority
they did inventory the Goods of the Lord Hunsdon, and
open his Locks and Doors:
"We, Robert Graygoose and John Wilson, both of
Hunsdon, in the County of Hertf. do make Oath,
That, on Thursday the Sixth of June, 1644, about
Six of the Clock in the Afternoon, there came to
Hunsdon House, Gabriell Odingsells Sequestrator, Mr.
Barbar Second Son to Mr. Gabriell Barbar,
Edward Heath, Edward Chandler, and Richard Brittayne, all of Ware, and other Servants with them,
and entered the said House in all or the most Part
of the particular Rooms thereof, breaking open such
Doors and Trunks, &c. as had no Keys, and inventoried and valued all the Goods therein, leaving
Charge with divers to see that none of them should
be removed out of the said House but by Order
from the Committee.
Ambo jur. 10 Junii, 1644.
Order for 3000 l. for Relief of Plymouth and Lyme;
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Assessment
for the Twentieth Part set upon Sir Edward Yates,
by the Committee at Habberdashers Hall, being the
Sum of Two Thousand Pounds, shall be bestowed
and employed for the Use and Benefit of the Town
of Lyme Regis, in such Manner, and for such Purposes, as by the Committee of Lords and Commons
for the Safety of that Place shall be directed and appointed: And it is further Ordered, by the said
Lords and Commons, That the Assessment for the
Twentieth Part set upon Mr. Daniell Harvey, by the
Committee at Habberdashers Hall, shall be bestowed
and employed, videlicet, One Thousand Pounds thereof for the Use of Lyme, and the Residue for the Use
and Benefit of the Town of Plymouth, in such Manner, and for such Purposes, as by the Committee of
Lords and Commons for the Safety of that Town shall
be directed and appointed; and it is especially recommended to the Committee at Habberdashers Hall,
to take Care for the speedy and effectual Levying of
the said several Assessments."
and for Money of Sir J. Byron's, for the same Purpose.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Money remaining in the Hands of Sir James Stonehouse, belonging unto Sir John Byron, shall be bestowed and
employed for the Use and Benefit of the Towns of
Plymouth and Lyme, in such Manner as by the Committee of Lords and Commons for the Safety of those
Places shall be directed and appointed; and it is especially recommended unto that Committee, to take a
speedy Course for the effectual levying and bringing
in of the same; and Power and Authority is given
them to send for Parties and Witnesses."
Order for Ordinance for Newport Pagnell and Tamworth Castle.
"Upon Information given to the House, That One
Culverin and One Demy Culverin of Brass are very
necessary for the Garrison at Newport Pannell: It is
Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, That the
Committee of the Navy do give Order unto the Lieutenant of the Ordnance, for the issuing out of that
Office, for the Use of the said Garrison, One Culverin and One Demy Culverin of Brass, to be delivered by Indenture unto Sir Oliver Luke, or his Assigns, to the End they may be with all Speed conveyed to the said Garrison: And it is further Ordered, That Sir Samuell Luke, upon Receipt of the
said Culverin and Demy Culverin, do deliver Two
Sakers and One Drake, now at Newport, for the Use
of Tamworth Castle."
Ordinance concerning Mr. Gamull's Legacy.
"Forasmuch as Thomas Gamull, Citizen of London,
deceased, about the Beginning of March, 1642, made
his last Will and Testament in Writing, thereby
distributing his Estate, Personal and Real, to the several Persons and Purposes therein mentioned; and,
amongst the rest, gave Five Hundred Pounds to be disposed of for the erecting of a School in Audlin, in the
County of Chester; and of the said Will made Randoll Wilbraham (since also deceased) and Francis Gamull
Esquire, late One of the Members of the Commons
House of Parliament, his Executors; and forasmuch
as the said Francis Gamull, being the only surviving
Executor, is now in actual War against the Parliament, by reason whereof, and for that no other Person intermeddleth as Executor with the Estate of the
said Thomas Gamull deceased, the Estate of the said
Thomas Gamull is like to be much wasted, and the
several Legatees (who are many) in Danger of losing
of their several Legacies; and the said Five Hundred
Pounds, which for the present might be employed to
some Public Use, lieth useless: It is thereupon Ordered and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in
Parliament assembled, That if the said Francis Gamull
hath done, or shall hereafter do or suffer, any Act as
Executor of the said last Will of the said Thomas
Gamull, the same shall be utterly void and of none
Effect: And for the future, upon the humble Suit of
William Dod, Richard Wilbraham, Andrew Greenly,
George Dod, Thomas Dod, Alice Wilbraham, in the
Behalf of themselves, their Brothers and Sisters, to
whom the Residue of the Estate of the said Thomas
Gamull (after several Legacies paid) is given by the
said Will, it is thought fit, and Ordered and Ordained, by the said Lords and Commons, That Symond
Bardolfe, Mathew Bateson, and George Mawhood,
Overseers of the said last Will of the said Thomas
Gamull, and in whom the said Thomas reposed great
Confidence, shall and are hereby authorized to take
upon them the present Execution of the last Will of
the said Thomas Gamull; and that they, and the Survivor of them, shall and may sue in their own Names,
for and touching any Part of the Estate of the said
Thomas Gamull deceased, now remaining in the Hands
of Richard Wilbraham and Gregory Markham, Executors of the last Will of the said Randoll Wilbraham
deceased, or of any other Person or Persons, and be
sued as if they were Executors of the said last Will
constituted by the said Testator; and also pay and
receive all Debts, Legacies, and other Duties and
Demands, to and from such Persons, and to such Intents and Purposes, and in the like and as large and
ample Manner, as the Executors named in the said
last Will of the said Thomas Gamull, or either of them,
might have done, by the true Intent and Meaning of
the same; and, according to their good Discretion,
to compound for any Debts owing to the Estate of the
said Thomas Gamull: Nevertheless it is hereby Ordained, That, before the said Symond Bardolfe, Mathew
Bateson, and George Mawhood, shall receive any of
the Estate of the said Thomas Gamull, or take upon
them the Execution of this Ordinance, Sir William
Brereton Baronet, One of the Members of the Commons House of Parliament, shall take and seize into
his Hands and Custody the Sum of Five Hundred
Pounds, Part of the Estate of the said Thomas Gamull
deceased, now (amongst other Things) in the Hands
and Custody of the said Richard Wilbraham and Gregory Markham, or elsewhere, for and in Lieu of the
said Five Hundred Pounds given for the Erecting of
the School aforesaid, to be by him the said Sir Wm.
Brereton employed for the Public Service, until a
fit Opportunity serve to employ the same according
to the said Will; and that then the said Sir Wm.
Brereton shall re-pay the same, out of the Estates of
Delinquents within the said Parish of Audlyn, or out
of such Allowances as have been made and given to
him by Authority of Parliament; and, in Default
thereof, the Lords and Commons do engage the Public Faith of the Kingdom for the Re-payment thereof: And further it is hereby Ordained, That every
Person and Persons, in whose Possession any other
Goods, Chattels, or Credits, of or belonging to the
said Thomas Gamull at his Death, or any other Part
of his Estate, doth remain, shall, upon Demand made
by the said Symond Bardolf, Mathew Bateson, and
George Mawhood, or some of them, deliver and yield
up the Possession thereof unto them, the said Symon
Bardolf, Mathew Bateson, and George Mawhood, or
some of them, to the Intents aforesaid; and whatsoever
the said Sir Will'm Brereton shall receive into his Hands
from the said Rich'd Wilbraham and Gregory Markham,
or either of them, or elsewhere, according to this Ordinance, the said Receipt being attested under the Hand
of the said Sir Will'm Brereton; and whatsoever any
Person or Persons shall pay and deliver to the said
Symond Bardolph, Mathew Bateson, George Mawhood,
or any Two of them, the Receipt thereof being attested under their or some Two of their Hands, or
under the Hands of the Survivor, or of the Executor
or Administrators of the Survivor of them, according
to the true Intent and Meaning of this Ordinance, the
said Richard Wilbraham and Gregory Markham, and every
Person and Persons so doing, shall be hereby discharged and saved harmless of and from the same, and
against the said Francis Gamull, and all other Persons
whatsoever: And it is further Ordained, by the said
Lords and Commons, That the said Symond Bardolfe,
Mathew Bateson, and George Mawhood, shall forthwith
proceed to execute the Power and Authority hereby
given them, and shall have their reasonable Expences,
and such further Recompence as William Lenthall
Esquire, the Speaker of the Commons House of Parliament, shall think fit, and set down in Writing under his Hand, for and in respect of their Pains and
Travail in the Premises, allowed to them; and that
they shall every One only for his own Acts and Doings respectively, and not the One for the other, render an Accompt of their Receipts and Proceedings in
Executions of this Ordinance, when they shall be by
either House of Parliament, or in any other just
Way, required thereunto; and none of them to be
answerable for any of the other's Acts or Defaults."
Order for Hexe to have 30 Pounds Worth of Books.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Books to the
Value of Thirty Pounds, of such Books as are or
shall be sequestered in any Place within the Cities
of London and Westm. be bestowed on Mr. Hexe,
a Divine, plundered by the Enemy; and the said
Committee, or any One of them, together with the
(fn. *) Sequestrators respectively, are to take Care that the
said Books be delivered to him accordingly."
Ordinance for Colonel Browne to be Serjeant Major General of the Forces raised in Bucks, Oxon, &c.
"The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament
do hereby constitute and appoint Serjeant Major General Richard Browne to be Serjeant Major General
of all the Forces raised, or to be raised, and employed
by Authority of Parliament, for the reducing of the
City of Oxford, the Town and Castle of Wallingford,
the Fort of Greeneland House, and the Town and Castle of Banbury; as also Serjeant Major General of
the Forces of the County of Oxon, Berks, and Buckingham, and of the Forces of the said County of
Oxford, to serve for the Defence of the King, Parliament, and Kingdom, for this present Expedition;
and do hereby will and require the said Serjeant Major General Richard Browne to take the said Forces
into his Charge, as Serjeant Major General, and to
make his present Repair unto the said Counties; giving
him hereby Power and Authority to command, lead,
and conduct the same, into any Part of the said Counties, or Parts adjacent, or, in the Absence of the Earl
of Essex Lord General, as Serjeant Major General, to
do any other Act or Thing as he in his Judgement
shall think fit, for the Defence and Security thereof;
and also to draw forth of the said Counties such wellaffected Soldiers as will follow him, for the Service
aforesaid; and also to secure the several Forts, Castles,
and Towns, within the said Counties, for the Safety
of the King, Parliament, and Kingdom, as aforesaid,
and Preservation of the aforesaid Counties and Parts
adjacent from Spoil and Rapine: And the said Lords
and Commons do hereby likewise authorize the said
Serjeant Major General Richard Browne to nominate
and appoint all such Officers as shall be by him
thought requisite, for the better Conduct of the said
Forces, and diligently to exercise the said Forces in
Arms, as also to call together and assemble a Council
of War, to consist of Twelve Colonels or other Officers, or more, as he in his Discretion shall think fit,
none to be under the Degree of Captains; and do
constitute and appoint him President of the said
Council, to examine upon Oath all such Witnesses as
he shall find necessary for the clearing of the Truth,
in Cases which shall depend before him; and to hear
and determine all and every Crimes and Offences to
be committed or done by any Officer or Soldier
under his Command, by virtue of this Ordinance; and
to punish and execute Justice upon them, and all Enemies which shall be under his Power, as he in his
Judgement, by the Advice of his Council of War, according to the Rules of Martial Law, published by his
Excellency the Earl of Essex, Lord General of the
Forces for the King and Parliament, shall think fit;
and to do any other Thing whatsoever, as to him shall
seem requisite, for the infesting and destroying of
the Enemy in those Parts, and reducing the said City
of Oxford, Town and Castle of Wallingford, the Town
and Castle of Banbury, the Fort of Greeneland House,
and Parts adjacent; commanding all Officers and Soldiers of the said Forces to obey him, as their Serjeant Major General, for the Service abovementioned,
according to this Commission given him; and the said
Serjeant Major General Richard Browne is likewise
from Time to Time to observe and follow such Orders and Directions as he shall receive from both
Houses of Parliament, the Committee of both Kingdoms, and the Earl of Essex Lord General, or any
of them; and the Lord General is hereby desired to
grant a Commission, according to the Tenor of this
Ordinance for associating Pembroke, Carmarthen, and Cardigan.
"The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament,
taking into their Consideration the present Condition
of the County of Pembroke, which, by the wonderful Power of Almighty God manifested in weak Means,
is delivered from the Tyranny and intolerable Oppression of the Forces raised against the Parliament
and Kingdom, under the Command of the Earl of
Carberry; and that, by the further Assistance and
Blessing of God, if timely Care be taken for the maintaining and prosecuting of the said great Work, the
rest of the Counties of South Wales may be reduced
to the Obedience of the King and Parliament, who
cannot but (fn. *) be deeply sensible of the great Miseries
they have in like Manner sustained under the same
Tyranny, and how great a Benefit and Comfort it
will be to them to be also delivered from the same;
have thought it necessary, that, over and above such
Provision of Arms and Ammunition as have been already Ordered to be made for the said County of
Pembroke, such further competent Supplies and Provision be had and established, for the Maintenance of
such Officers and Soldiers as shall be employed in the
Preservation of the Peace of the said County of
Pembrooke, and in the reducing of the rest of the said
Counties, as during the Time of the said Service shall
be requisite; and do therefore Order and Ordain,
and be it Ordered and Ordained by the Authority aforesaid, That the Three Counties of Pembrooke, Carmarthen, and Cardigan, shall enter into an
Association, and are hereby associated, for the mutual
Defence and Safety of each other; and that Sir John
Merrick Knight, John White, Symond Thelwall, John
Langhorne, Griffith White, Captain Swanley, Rowland
Langhorne, Arthur Owen, Hugh Phillips, Sampson Lort,
John Lort, Thomas Powell, Rice Powell, Henry White,
Walter Cany, Francis Merrick, Roger Marchurch, Henry
Bowen, and John Poyar, Esquires, Harbert Perrott,
Rice Vaughan, Thomas Barlowe, Gentlemen, Griffith
White, Sampson Lort, Esquires, Thomas Powell Gentleman, John Elliott Esquire, George Adams Gentle
man, Thomas Bowen of Treloyne Esquire, John Phillipps Esquire, John Lort, George Hayward, Gentleman,
William Langborne, Thomas Woogan, John Mathias
Gentleman, Thomas Warren Esquire, James Bowen,
George William Griffith, John Lloyd of Killrue, David
Morgan, Thomas Johnes of Newport, Gentlemen, shall
be, and are hereby named to be, a Committee, to
meet at such Times and Places as they shall think fit,
for raising of Men, Money, Horses, Arms, and Ammunition, upon the Propositions formerly agreed on
by both Houses of Parliament, or by any other Way
that they shall judge convenient, for the suppressing
of the present Rebellion, stirred up by the malignant
Persons who desire and endeavour to subvert the
Happiness of this Kingdom; and shall have Power to
do all Things necessary thereunto upon all Occasions,
and to join with any other Forces raised, or to be
raised, by Authority of Parliament; and that the
Earl of Essex Lord General be desired to grant a
Commission to the said Rowland Langhorne, to command in Chief as Major General of the Forces raised,
and to be so raised, within the said Three Counties,
and every of them; and the said Rowland Langhorne
to have Power to lead and carry the said Forces to
such Places as he shall think fit, and to subdue, fight
with, kill, slay, and imprison, all such Persons as
shall levy War without the Consent of both Houses
of Parliament; and that what Money, Horse, Arms, or
Ammunition, shall be contributed by any Person towards
this Service, shall be secured to bere paid with Interest
after [ (fn. *) the Rate of Eight] Pounds per Cent. by the Public Faith of both Houses of Parliament, upon the
shewing an Acquittance or Certificate under the Hands
of any Four of the said Committee, of the Receipt of
the said Monies, or Appraisement of the said Horses,
Arms, or Ammunition; and the said Monies so brought
in shall be issued, in every of the said Counties, by
the Appointment of any Four of the said Committee:
And be it further Ordained, by the said Lords and
Commons, That the said Committee, or any Four or
more of them, shall have full Power and Authority to
put in Execution, within the said County of Pembrooke
and the said other Counties when the same shall be
reduced, the Ordinances of this present Parliament
hereafter mentioned; that is to say, the Ordinances
for Sequestration of Malignants, Delinquents, and Papists Estates, and the Ordinance for Weekly Assessments; and shall have full Power and Authority to set
and let the Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, of
all Papists and Delinquents, which are or shall be
seized and sequestered according to the Ordinance of
Parliament for Sequestrations within the said several
Counties, or either of them, from Year to Year, or by
Lease or Leases, for the Intents and Purposes aforesaid, so long as the said Sequestration shall continue;
and shall have Power and Authority, and are hereby
required, to administer the Covenant appointed to be
taken by the Three Kingdoms of England, Scotland,
and Ireland, to all Persons within the said Three Counties, and every of them, who ought to take the same
by the late Ordinance and Instructions for that Purpose, and have not already taken it."
"Die Jovis, 13 Junii, 1644.
"An Ordinance for raising of Monies, for the
Maintenance of such Forces as are and shall
be raised, in the County of Salop, for the Service of the Parliament.
vice lecta, 5 Junii, 1644.
Ordinance for raising Monies for Maintenance of the Forces in Shropshire.
"The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament,
taking into their serious Considerations the great Oppressions under which the Inhabitants of the County
of Salop have long suffered, by reason of unsupportable Taxes, and unsufferable Outrages and Plunderings,
of the Forces raised against the Parliament, to the
great Distraction and almost Ruin of the well-affected
of that County; and the present Condition of that
County by reason of the great Number of Irish Rebels
that have invaded it, and joined with Papists and other
ill-affected Persons now in Arms in those Parts and
the Parts adjacent, doth threaten the Extirpation of
the true Protestant Religion, and the Subversion of
the Fundamental Laws and Government of the Kingdom: For Prevention whereof, and for the Payment
of such Forces as are there already raised, and for the
raising of others and reducing it to the Obedience of
the Parliament, in regard the Country is impoverished,
and the Gentlemen of that County that have raised at
their own Charges several Forces of Foot and Horse,
now in the Service of that County, are not able any
longer to undergo so excessive a Charge; it is therefore Ordered and Ordained, by the said Lords and
Commons, That the Committee for the County of
Salop, appointed by Ordinance of Parliament of the
10th of April, 1643, or any Three of them, shall have
full Power and Authority, and are hereby authorized,
to put in effectual Execution, within the said County
of Salop, all the several Ordinances of this Parliament hereafter mentioned; the Ordinance for Sequestration of Papists and Delinquents Estates, the Ordinance for levying of Money by Way of Excise or new
Impost, the Ordinance for raising of Monies by taxing
such as have not at all contributed, or not according
to their Estates, the Ordinance for the Weekly Assessment, and all other Ordinances made this present
Parliament for the Advance of Monies in the several
Counties of the Kingdom, but never could be put in
Execution in the County of Salop, in regard it hath
been and is under the Command of the King's Forces;
and that the said Committee, or any Three of them,
shall have Power and Authority to nominate and appoint all Officers that shall be necessary for the
speedy Execution of the said Ordinances; and to administer such Oaths, and give such Allowances, unto
the several Officers and Persons employed in the Execution thereof, as by the true Meaning of the said
Ordinances are appointed; and also to call to Accompt all such Persons of that County as have or
shall receive any Monies by Authority of Parliament;
and the same, and all other Monies raised by virtue
of the said Ordinances, to take and receive, for the
Maintenance of such Forces as the said Committee
shall raise for the Service of the said County (saving
unto the Commissioners for the Excise, Power and
Authority to nominate and appoint the Officers for the
Excise in the said County, according to a late Ordinance of Parliament in that Case provided): And for
the more speedy raising of Monies for the present
necessary Service of that County, it is further Ordered and Ordained, by the said Lords and Commons, That the Personal Estates of all Papists and
Delinquents of that County as have been, are, or shall
be, active in this unnatural War against the Parliament, shall be seized, sequestered, and secured, for
the present Service of that County; and, for the more
speedy putting of this Ordinance in Execution, the
Persons hereafter mentioned shall be as a Committee,
for the procuring and advancing of Monies by Way
of Sequestration, for the Service of the said County;
videlicet, Wm. Peirpoint Esquire, Sir Wm. Brereton,
and Sir John Corbett, Baronets, Sir Thomas Middleton
Knight, Robert Wallop, and Walter Long Esquires, Wm.
Barkley Alderman of London, Colonel Thomas Mitton,
Wm. Asherst, Harcourt Leighton, John Bradshaw, Humfrey Mackworth, Andrew Lloyd, Thomas Nicolls, Humfrey Edwards, John Heylyn, Samuell Moore, Wm.
Spurstoe, John Corbett, Thomas Hunt, Robert Clive,
Robert Charelton, Esquires, Leighton Owen, Thomas
Moore, Silvanus Tayler, Samuell Kinaston, Arthur Ward
of Coton, Christofer Meredeth, and Francis Shute, Gentlemen; and they, or any Three of them, shall and may,
by themselves or their Ministers authorized by any
Three of them, in London and within the Bills of
Mortality, with the Assistance of One or more of
the Sequestrators of London, seize, sequester, and secure, the Monies, Plate, Goods, Jewels, Debts, and
Personal Estates, in the Custody or belonging to any
such Papists, Delinquents, or Malignants, of the said
County, or the Estates of any other Malignants or
Delinquents, which shall amount to the Value of
Three Thousand Pounds, which they shall discover
within the City of London and within Twenty Miles
of the same, within Four Months after this Ordinance
shall be passed, which have not been formerly but by
them discovered; and also they, or any Three of them,
shall and may receive such Evidence as shall be offered
against such Persons, to prove their Delinquency, and
the same certify unto the Committee for Sequestrations of Lords and Commons, or any Three of
them; and, after such Certificate and Allowance of
the said Sequestrations by the said Committee, or
any Three of them, that then the last named Committee, or any Three of them, shall and may sell and
dispose of such Plate, Jewels, Goods, Debts, and
Monies, for the Maintenance of such Forces as are or
shall be raised as aforesaid, rendering an Accompt
thereof to the Parliament, or unto such as shall be by
them appointed; and the aforenamed Committee, or
any Three of them, shall have Power and Authority to
seize and sequester the Estates of all such Papists, Malignants, and Delinquents, of the said County, wheresoever they shall discover any, that have not been before sequestered, but by them discovered; and the
same to improve, receive, and take, for the Service
of the said County, and give Receipts for the said
Monies, Debts, and Goods, which shall be a sufficient
Discharge unto such Person or Persons from whom
the same shall be had or received: And it is further Ordered and Ordained, That if any Person
shall conceal the Arms, Plate, Goods, Jewels, Debts,
or Personal Estate, of any such Papists or Delinquents
of that County, and shall not discover the same (if he
be thereunto required) to the said Committee, or any
Three of them; if afterwards the said Committee do
discover that such Person or Persons did voluntarily
conceal any such Goods, or was privy to such Concealment, he shall be therefor deemed and taken as a
Malignant, and shall forfeit Treble the Value thereof; and that then, and from thenceforth, the said
Committee, or any Three of them, by them or their
Ministers, are hereby authorized to seize, sequester,
and secure, so much of the Monies, Goods, Plate,
Jewels, Debts, and Personal Estate, of such Person
or Persons, as shall amount to the said Treble Value;
and the same to certify as aforesaid, and the same to
sell and dispose of, for the Service of the said County, and the Maintenance of such Forces as are or
shall be raised by the said Committee; and all such
Persons that do owe any Monies unto any such Papist,
Malignant, or Delinquent, are hereby required forthwith to make Payment thereof unto such Person or
Persons as shall be authorized to receive the same
under the Hand of any Three of the said Committee:
And it is further Ordered and Ordained, That the
Committee hereby particularly named, or any Three
of them, shall have Power and Authority to send for
the Gentlemen and others of the said County, and to
use all the best Means they can to procure them, or
any of them, to lend and advance Monies, Arms, and
other Provisions, for the reducing of the said County
to the Obedience of the Parliament, and such Monies
as shall be lent to receive, and give such Assurance
for the Re-payment thereof as by a former Ordinance
for Association of the said County with other Counties is in that Behalf provided, and to dispose of the
same to the Use of the said County: And it is further Ordered and Ordained, That if any Person
shall or will adventure any Monies, Horse, or Arms,
or other Provisions for War, in the Service of the said
County, that the said Committee, or any Three of
them, shall have Power and Authority to contract with
such Person for such reasonable Profit for his Goods
so adventured as they can agree upon, so that the
same do not exceed Eight Pounds per Centum; and
that a Note of such Goods so adventured, under the
Hands of any Three of the said Committee, shall be a
sufficient Authority for such Person to require the
same, with the Benefit contracted for, from the said
Committee, out of the Sequestrations of that County,
within Six Months after the said County shall be reduced to the Obedience of the Parliament: And it is
further Ordered and Ordained, That the Committee for the County of Salop, or any Five of them,
shall have Power and Authority to call before them
all Ministers and School-masters within the said County, that are scandalous in their Lives, or ill-affected
to the Parliament, or Fomenters of this unnatural War,
or have deserted their Place of Residence, not being
employed in the Service of the Parliament; and they
shall have Power to send for any Witnesses, and examine any Complaint or Testimony against them, upon Oaths of such Persons as shall or may be produced
to give Evidence against them; and, upon such Proofs
of the aforesaid Crimes, the said Committee, or any
Five of them, have hereby Power to remove and
eject all such scandalous Ministers and School-masters,
and in their Places (calling to their Assistance any
Three or more of the ablest and orthodox Divines
of the said County) to nominate and appoint such
learned, able, godly, and fit Persons, as they shall think
fit; and shall cause all such Ministers and Schoolmasters
so nominated, appointed, and placed, to be put in Possession of the said Churches and Schools, who shall
and may respectively take, receive, and perceive, to
their own Uses, the Profits and Revenues belonging to
the said several Churches, in as large and ample Manner as the several Ministers and Persons in the said several Places have formerly used to do: And whereas
certain Gentlemen of the said County were, by Ordinance of Parliament, of the 10th of April, 1643,
nominated as a Committee for the Advancement of
the Parliament Service in that County, who have refused and neglected to engage themselves with other
Gentlemen of the said County in the said Service,
by reason of which, the said County hath much suffered, and the Service much retarded; it is therefore
Ordered and Ordained, That such Gentlemen of
the said County, nominated as a Committee by the
said Ordinance, that have not as yet appeared in the
Service of the Parliament in that County, nor been
assistant with the Committee according to the Tenor
of the said Ordinance, shall be suspended from executing any Power, or (fn. *) sitting with the said Committee:
And, for the better Carriage of the said Service, It is
Ordered and Ordained, That the Persons hereafter
nominated shall be added to the said Committee; videlicet, Harcourt Leighton, Humphry Edwards, Robert
Clive, Leighton Owens, and Robert Charlton of Apley,
PRAYERS, by Mr. Marshall.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Report of the Conference on the Order for Captain Cart to have 100 l.
The Speaker reported the Effect of the Conference
with the House of Commons this Morning; which was,
"That whereas they sent up formerly an Order to pay
One Hundred Pounds to Colonel Carr, in Part of his
Arrears, upon Accompt, which their Lordships sent
down with an Alteration; the House of Commons desires it may pass as it came from them." (Here enter.)
To which this House agreed.
Wilgrice and Turner.
Ordered, That Wilgrice and Turner shall be heard,
by Counsel on both Sides, on Thursday Morning next,
at Nine of the Clock.
Ordinance for raising Money in Shropshire.
An Ordinance for raising Monies, in the County of
Salop, was read the Second Time, and committed to
these Lords following:
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Their Lordships, or any Three, to meet presently.
The Committee reporting it as fit to pass without any
Alterations, it was read the Third Time, and Agreed to,
and Ordered to be printed and published.
Letter from the Lord Admiral, and an Account of the Siege of Lyme.
A Letter, directed to the Speaker of this House, from
the Lord Admiral, was read; and likewise a Diurnal of
the Actions of the Town of Lyme besieged by the Enemy was read: And it is Ordered, That they shall be
printed and published.
Letter of Thanks to be sent the Lord Admiral for his Services.
Ordered, That a Letter be written from the Speaker
to the Lord Admiral, to give him Thanks from the
House for the good Service he hath done the Kingdom
at Sea, and in particular to the Town of Lyme.
And the Earls of Northumb, and Pembrooke, the Lord
Viscount Say & Seale, and the Lord Wharton, are
appointed to draw up a Letter to this Purpose, and
present it to this House To-morrow Morning.
Message from the H. C. with a Letter, to be sent to the Lord General;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Rob't Harley Knight, and others:
To desire Concurrence in a Letter to be sent to the
Lord General, which is to be subscribed by the Speakers
of both Houses.
and with Two Orders.
2. To desire Concurrence in Two Orders:
1. Concerning Colonel Fox.
2. For paying Fifty Pounds to Colonel Cunningham.
The Letter was read, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to the Letter to be sent to
the Lord General; and to the rest of this Message, their
Lordships will send an Answer by Messengers of their
Mr. Elliot's Order.
Next, an Order concerning Mr. Elliott was read, and
Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
Report from the Committee of both Kingdoms, of the State of the Armies, desiring the Maintenance of Sir William Waller's may be considered.
The Committee of Lords of the Committee of both
Kingdoms acquainted the House with the State and
Condition of the Armies since the Lord General's Departure; and desired the House would take into Consideration how the Army of Sir Wm. Waller shall be maintained with Monies, now he is disposed of a contrary
Way from the First Intendment.
And the House Resolved, To take some convenient
(fn. *) Time to acquaint the House of Commons with it.
Letter from both Houses to the Earl of Essex, to send Forces to raise the Siege of Lyme.
"We perceive by your Lordship's Letter sent to the
Committee of both Kingdoms, and by other Intelligences, that your Lordship is resolved for raising the
Siege before Lyme, and to march Westward. The
Committee of both Kingdoms have informed us, that
your Lordship knows by their Letters, and by those
intercepted sent by them to you, of the Streights that
Place is in; and that, on the raising that Siege, and
pursuing those Forces, the whole West will fall to
the Parliament; the Enemies settling of an Excise, the
raising of Supplies of Men and Monies, will wholly
be frustrated. The Houses of Parliament do therefore
think fit and direct, that your Lordship forthwith do
send a considerable Party of Horse to Lyme; and, although the Siege before Lyme should be raised, yet
that Party to go on to join with those of Lyme; and
your Lordship shall receive further Direction from us,
or the Committee of both Kingdoms, speedily.
"My Lord, we have inclosed sent you a Copy of the
Lord Admiral's Letter, by which you may perceive
the Resolution of the Besieged; and also a Letter from
the Governor of Lyme to the Committee of both
"Most humble Servants,
"Gray De Warke, Speaker of
the House of Peers pro Tempore.
Wm. Lenthall, Speaker of
the House of Commons in Parliament."
Order for 100 l. to Captain Carr, and 40 l. to Captain Bushell and Captain Cromwell.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, That the Committee at Habberdashers Hall do
forthwith pay unto the Treasurers at Guildhall One
Hundred Pounds, to be by them paid to the Treasurer at Wars, and by him to Colonel Carre, upon Accompt, towards the Arrears due unto him for his Entertainment; and likewise that the Committee at Habberdashers Hall do forthwith pay unto the Treasurers at
Guildhall Forty Pounds, to be by them paid upon Accompt, proportionably, unto Captain Bushell and Captain Cromwell, and deducted out of the Arrears due
unto them upon their Entertainment in Ireland."
Ordinance for Mr. Elliot to have Delinquents Goods that he shall seize.
"The Lords and Commons now assembled in Parliament, in Consideration of the Losses sustained by
John Elliott Esquire, for his adhering to the Parliament, and otherwise, do hereby Ordain, That the
Goods and Personal Estate of such Delinquents as are
declared to be Delinquents within the Ordinance of
Sequestration, and shall be so adjudged by the Committee for Examinations to be sequestrable, whose
Goods and Personal Estate are not yet sequestered, and
shall be discovered and seized by the said Mr. Elliott
within Three Months next after the publishing of
this Ordinance in Print, shall be allowed unto the said
Mr. Elliott for his Relief: Provided always, That
the said concealed Estate exceed not the Sum of One