Die Martis, 19 Aprilis, 1642.
Lynne Regis Petition.
THE humble Petition of divers Aldermen, Freemen
and Inhabitants of the Town of Lynne Regis, in the
County of Norfolk, whose Names are annexed, to the
Number of Two hundred and Fifty Persons, was read;
and nothing done upon it.
Mr. Trenchard reports from the Committee, the Account of the Monies that have been disbursed for the
Payment of Five Companies of the Trained Bands of
Yorkeshire, drawn into the Town of Kingston upon Hull
by Sir Jo. Hotham Knight and Baronet, according to an
Ordinance of Parliament, dated Jan. 12th, 1641, from
January 16th until March the 14th, 1641: Which was
by Vote, upon the Question, approved of.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of the Inhabitants
of the Towns and Ports of the County of Dorset, with
the Places adjacent, (the which was this Day presented to
the House) be referred to the Committee for One per
Ordered, That whosoever shall not be here at Prayers
every Morning at Eight of Clock, shall pay Twelvepence to the Poor: And every Member that shall come
after Prayers, is ordered to pay Twelve-pence to the
Serjeant at Arms, without any further Demand.
Letter to Sheriffs.
That the Knights of the several Shires shall add a Clause
in this Letter that they are now to send to the Sheriffs;
to require them from the House, to command the several
Knights and Burgesses to come up forthwith to * * * *
and that Notice be given, and Return thereof made.
Assembly of Divines.
That the Names of such Divines as shall be thought
fit to be consulted with, concerning the Matter of the
Church, be brought in To-morrow Morning.
That whereas Information is given here, that there goes
a Report of a Note that should pass in this House, concerning the Non-payment in of the Subscription-monies;
which is very false and of dangerous Consequence: It is
Ordered, That Alderman Andrewes, who informed hereof,
be required to take the best Care, to find out the Party
that brought it him; and to send him hither.
Tonage and Poundage.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the House be forthwith resolved into a Grand Committee, to take into Consideration the Bill of Tonage and Poundage: And that
those Propositions, concerning the Advancement and
Regulating of Trade, be referred to this Committee.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Solicitor called to the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the House shall be
resolved into a Grand Committee, on Thursday Morning next, at Nine of Clock, to proceed with the Bill of
Tonage and Poundage.
Ordered, That the Lawyers of the House be injoined
to attend the Sub-committee appointed to consider of the
Propositions brought in by Mr. Green, for the Advancement of Trade.
Irish Army Pay.
Upon Mr. Pym's Report;
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Regiment of
Foot, and Two Troops of Horse, and other Officers raised
by the Lord President of Munster, upon the Warrant of
the Lords Justices of Ireland, be taken into Pay, upon the
same Foot of Account as the other Regiments in Ireland
are, from the First Day of this Instant April: And the
House doth further declare, that, for the Time past that
they have been in Service, they will take them into Consideration hereafter, for a Recompence of their Service.
Ships for Defence of Ireland.
Ordered, That Mr. Long do go to the Lords, to desire
them to hasten their Resolutions upon the Propositions
for setting forth Ships for the Defence of Ireland, brought
up unto the Lords Yesterday.
Irish Army Pay.
Resolved, upon the Question, That such Men in Leinster and Connaught, as have been raised by Commission,
besides those that were raised to recruit the old Companies, shall be taken into Pay from the First of this instant April, upon the same Terms as other Regiments
are: And for their Services past, will take them into
Consideration, for a Recompence hereafter.
Arms, &c. for Ireland.
Resolved, That Four thousand Three hundred Fiftyone Pounds Ten Shillings and Eight-pence be provided
for the Supplying and Furnishing of the Fort and Town of
Kinsale, the Cities of Limmerick and Galloway, with
Arms, Ammunition, and other Necessaries, for the Numbers of Men now to be sent to those Places: and for
Store there; with the Land-carriage of those Provisions
to Bristoll and Weymouth, where they are to be shipped.
Advance to Welden.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Fourscore Pounds
be provided and advanced, upon Account, to Captain
Welden, to be accounted for with the Thousand Pounds
formerly advanced unto the said Captain Welden, for the
Supply of the Fort of Duncannon, to pay for Cask and
Freight of Shipping.
Provisions, &c. for Ireland.
Ordered, That Mr. Wheeler carry up to the Lords,
To-morrow Morning, the Order for the Payment of Three
thousand Pounds to Mr. Loftus, to be returned to the
Commissary at Chester, for the Providing of Victuals for
the Service of Ireland.
Ordered, That Five hundred Sixty-four Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence be paid out of the Monies
that come in upon the Bill of Contribution, to Mr. Loftus,
Deputy-treasurer at Wars, for the Payment of Caps and
Stockings provided for the Soldiers.
Mr. Holles, Mr. Hampden, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Wheeler,
Mr. Strode, Mr. Vassall, Mr. Long, Sir Walth. Erle, Mr.
Spurstoe, Sir Edw. Hales, Sir Robert Harley, Sir Arth.
Hasilrig, Mr. Trenchard, Sir Jo. Harrison;
This Committee is appointed to consider of some Ways
for the present Raising of a Stock of Money: And they
are likewise to consider, what Engagements lie upon the
Bill of Four hundred thousand Pounds: And to meet at
such Times and Places as they shall think most convenient.
Ordered, That Mr. Solicitor and Mr. Serjeant Wilde
do draw a short Bill to enable the Commissioners of the
Poll-bill, to receive of the Yeomanry of London, so much
upon that Bill as they shall be enabled to pay.
Ordered, That the Commissioners for Irish Affairs do
consider of the Petition of Sir Rob. Dare, formerly delivered to the Committee for Irish Affairs.
Sir Wm. Belford.
Resolved, &c. That it be recommended to the Lord
Lieutenant of Ireland to make Sir Wm. Belford Colonel
of those Ten Troops of Horse, appointed to join with
the Ten thousand Scotts.
Resolved, &c. That if any of the Captains of those Ten
Troops do fail to raise their Troops, or, after they be
raised, any of the Captains Places do fall, that then Sir
Wm. Belford shall be recommended to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to have the Command of a Troop.
Letters, &c. to Lords Justices.
Ordered, That Mr. Pym do write a Letter to be sent
by Mr. Speaker to the Lords Justices of Ireland; and
therein to inclose the King's Message concerning his going into Ireland; and the Answer of this House concerning the same.
Contribution for Ireland.
Ordered, That the several Sheriffs of the several Counties of this Kingdom, except the County of Devon, shall
be required from this House, to summon the Commissioners upon the Act for Contribution for Ireland; and to
receive from them such Monies as are come in upon the
Act; and to return the same with all Speed to London,
according to the Directions of the Act: And this Order
is to be sent, with Mr. Speaker's Letter, to the Sheriffs,
concerning the Subscription for Ireland.
Merchants of Corke.
Ordered, That the Commissioners for Ireland shall have
Power to consider of the Petition of the Merchants of
Corke in the Province of Munster; and the Letter from
the Lord President concerning the same.
That a Swisse, who is indenizened by his Majesty's
Letters Patents, shall be admitted to adventure Monies
for Ireland; and to have the Benefit of the Act concerning the Propositions for the Rebels Lands in Ireland.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Bill for the better
Maintenance of a Preaching Ministry, do meet this
Afternoon, at Two post meridiem, in the Court of Wards:
And Mr. Serjeant Wilde and Mr. Wheeler are added to
Surveyor of Portesmouth.
Ordered, That Jo. Mansell, Surveyor of the Fortifications of Portesmouth, shall be listed among these other
Officers and Soldiers of that Port; and be paid in the
same Manner, and together with them, out of the Monies
that are to come in upon the Bill of Four hundred thousand Pounds, in the County of Southampton.
The Articles of Impeachment of Sir. Edw. Dering were
all read twice; and One by One, voted; and ordered to
Ld. Digby's Impeachment.
Ordered, That Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Whittlock, Mr. Glyn,
Mr. Serjeant Wilde, Sir Jo. Evelyn, do consider what
Course is fit to be observed upon the Impeachment of
the Lord Digby, in regard that the said Lord Digby is
fled: And they are to bring in their Opinions To-morrow
Ordered, That Mr. Constantine, Mr. Sandys, Mr.
Whittlock, be added to the Committee appointed to draw
a Bill, for the Enabling the Commissioners of London
for the Poll-money, to receive Compositions of such of
the Yeomanry, in the several Companies of London, as
they shall judge not able to pay according to the Rates
assessed by the Act of Poll-money.
Mr. Recorder's Impeachment.
Ordered, That the Impeachment of Mr. Recorder be
brought in To-morrow Morning.
Whereas Mr. Nath. Burnand, an orthodox Divine, out
of his Desire to advance the Preaching of the Gospel in
the County of Northumberland; and being chosen by the
Parishioners of Ovingham, to preach there; is willing
(though to his great Charge) to remove his Family thither; this House doth very well approve of the good and
pious Intention of the said Mr. Burnand.