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Charles I - volume 515: June 1647

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Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Charles I, 1645-7. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1891.

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June 1647

June 5. Deputation of Henry Earl of Holland, Chief Justice of the Forests, &c., granting to his son-in-law, James Earl of Suffolk, the custody of Bagshot Park, co. Surrey, vice Mr. Williams, deceased, during pleasure. [Copy. Dom., Vol. ccclxxxiv., pp. 188, 139. = 1¼ pp.]
June 5. 68. Order by both Houses. That the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland at Derby House be empowered to give order to the Treasurers at Weavers' Hall, to pay to Sir John Wollaston and the rest of the Treasurers-at-Wars, 100l., to be disposed of, by order of that Committee, for the present service of Lieut.-Col. Jackson and other officers, and about 80 soldiers come off from Fairfax's army to be entertained in the service of Ireland, and for discharge of their quarter. [Printed in Lords' Journals ix., p. 243. Damaged by damp. 1 p.]
June 5. Resolved by both Houses. That there shall be an addition of a month's pay to the commissioned officers of Sir Thos. Fairfax's army, both horse and foot, that shall either disband or engage in the service of Ireland. [Interregnum 14 E., p. 227.]
June 5. The like. That common soldiers, both horse and foot, of Sir Thos. Fairfax's army shall have their full pay upon their disbanding or engaging for Ireland, deducting for free quarter according to the course and rules of the army. [Ibid., p. 228.]
June 5. The like. That the officers not in commission shall likewise have their full pay upon disbanding or engaging for Ireland, deducting for free quarter. [Ibid., p. 229.]
June 6.
Norgowe.
69. Sir John Conyers to Edw. Visct. Conway. Thanks for yours of the 21st and 28th ult., both received. Thank you for staying Humfrey Perrott from coming hither, for it is better he should first get a company in Ireland, where his wife hopes of some estate; the leaving of his company in your son's regiment I fear has undone him. He could expect nothing here, the peace being assured, and all commands given to those who follow the Court or have money to pay for them. I beseech you help him to a command in Ireland if it be possible. The Prince of Orange and the States of Holland are upon no good terms; it is said they are framing Articles and Instructions which he must sign and swear to before they will receive him for their Stadtholder. He seems to play the good husband more than formerly. The Elector of Brandenburg and his lady are gone to Cleef [Cleves], but he would not leave the Hague till he had his wife's marriage money. P.S.—I have not heard whether you have received the books I sent by Dirick Host. [2 pp.]
June 9. 70. Statement of claim addressed to the Earl of Manchester, Speaker of the House of Peers pro tem. and Wm. Lenthall, Speaker of the House of Commons, as Chamberlains of the county palatine of Chester, in the case of Thos. Normansell and Anne his wife, formerly wife of Thos. Goddard, deceased. That Thos. Goddard was seized in demesne in one messuage and tenement, and divers lands thereto belonging, in the parish of Mottram, co. Chester, to a third part of which Anne on the decease of Thomas Goddard became dowable, wherein she was opposed by Reginald Goddard, younger brother to Thos., upon a writ of dower. [Certified copy, examined on the Record in the Exchequer Office at Chester, 22 June 1654. 14 pp.]
June 10. 71. Resolution of the Commons' House. That no person that hath been in actual war against the Parliament, or hath acted by the Commission of Array, or voluntarily either directly or indirectly aided the King in this war against the Parliament, shall presume to sit in this House. [Printed in Commons' Journals v., p. 205. ¼ p.]
June 10. 72. Resolutions of the Commons touching members holding offices of profit. That no members of this House for themselves, or any other for their use, shall receive any profit or advantage of any office, grant, or sequestration, given by both or either of the Houses of Parliament, or any authority derived from them or either of them since the beginning of this Parliament. That such members as have received the profits of any grant, office, or place, since the Ordinance for disabling of members to hold offices without any new grant thereof, shall, until the time of such new grant, give an account of the profits thereof to the Committee of Accounts. That upon all grants made to members the profits from henceforth shall be accounted for to the Committee of Accounts. That all money coming in upon the account of any member by reason of any grant or office, &c., shall be paid in to the Chamber of London. That the profits of such offices or places as are within the meaning of the Ordinance for disabling of members to hold offices be accounted for, by the persons who have enjoyed such offices since that time, to the Committee of Accounts, and that all profits thereby arising be paid in to the Chamber of London, and disposed of as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint. [Printed in full in Commons' Journals v., pp. 204, 205. Copy. 12/3 pp.]
June 10. 73. Acknowledgment by Captain Sharples of his indebtedness to his Col., Nicholas Kempson, in 22l. 10s., which he engages to pay out of the first arrears he shall receive from Parliament. Dorso: Particulars of his debt. [= ½ p.]
June 11. 74. Letter signed by Sir Thos. Fairfax, Cromwell, Ireton, and 10 other commanding officers of the army, addressed to the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council of London. Having by our letters and other addresses presented by our General to the House of Commons endeavoured to give satisfaction of the clearness of our just demands, and also in papers published by us demonstrated the grounds of our proceedings in prosecution thereof, all which have been exposed to public view, and we are confident have come into your hands, and at the least have received a charitable construction from you; the sum of all which our desires as soldiers are no other than a desire of satisfaction to our demands as soldiers, and reparation upon those who have to the uttermost improved all opportunities and advantages by false suggestions, misrepresentations, and otherwise, for the destruction of this army, with a perpetual blot of ignominy upon it. They then proceed to assure the City that they are drawing the army towards London to obtain their demands from the Parliament, but will not injure the City if the citizens do not take part against them. [Printed in full in Lords' Journals ix., p. 257. Copy. 8 pp.]
June 11. 75. List of 24 members of the Commons' House chosen as a Committee to meet a like Committee of the Lords, and with them to join the Committee of the Militia of the City of London, for directing the disposition of the forces of London, Westminster, &c., for the defence and safety of the City. [The names are identical with the list in Commons' Journals v., p. 207. ½ p.]
June 11. 76. List of 12 members of the Upper House nominated to be of the Committee, to go to the City, with the members of the House of Commons, to devise with the Committee of the Militia for the safety of the City of London. [Printed in Lords' Journals ix., p. 255. ¾ p.]
June 11. 77. Ordinance of both Houses. That the Committees of Lords and Commons this day appointed to join with the Committee of the Militia of the City of London shall form a Committee to consult, advise, and put in execution all ways and means necessary for the safety and defence of the kingdom, Parliament, and City, with power to raise horse and foot, and to send to the Militia and Common Council of the City and all committees, deputy lieutenants, and others, for advice and assistance in order thereunto. Provided that this Ordinance shall continue for a month and no longer. [Printed in Lords' Journals ix., p. 258. Copy. ¾ p.]
June 16. 78. Order of the Commons. That Sir John Wollaston and the rest of the Treasurers-at-Wars do pay, out of the money in their hands of the assessments for the army and out of the 40,000l. formerly ordered to be paid to them towards the disbanding of the army out of Weavers' Hall, a month's pay to the army according to the last muster, deductions being made for such officers and soldiers as are come off from the army since the last muster. The month's pay to be made by the Treasurers upon warrant from the General. It is further ordered that the Committee of the Army do issue their warrants to the Treasurers-at-Wars to send the said month's pay to the army according to the nearest estimate they can make. [Printed in Commons' Journals v., p. 214. Copy. 1 p.]
June 17. Ordered by the Lords and Commons. That 10,000l., part of the 40,000l. assigned out of Weaver's Hall for the service of Ireland, be paid by Alderman Bunce and the rest of the Treasurers there unto Mr. Michael Herring. The same to be employed in recruits, provisions, and money for the forces of Munster, and to be issued by order of the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland at Derby House. That Michael Herring's acquittance shall be a sufficient warrant and discharge to the Treasurers for the payment of the 10,000l. accordingly. [Interregnum 14 E., p. 242.]
June 17. 79. Order of both Houses. That one month's pay be forthwith paid to the army under Sir Thos. Fairfax according to the last muster. [Printed in Commons' Journals v., p. 214. Copy. ½ p.]
June 17. 80. The like. That this one month's pay shall be paid to the common soldiers upon account as part of their arrears, and to the officers as part of the three months' pay formerly ordered to be paid to them upon their disbanding or engaging for Ireland. [Printed, Ibid, v., p. 214. Copy. ½ p.]
June 17. 81. The like. That the Committee of the Army do give warrant to the Treasurers-at-Wars to pay one month's pay upon account to Col. Rossiter's regiment. [Printed, Ibid., v., p. 215. [Copy. ½ p.]
June 17. 82. The like. To give order for one month's pay upon account to those forces which are part of the army, and are now at New castle and Tynemouth. [Printed, Ibid., v., p. 215. Copy. ½ p.]
June 17. The Lords and Commons do allow of Col. Richard Fortescue to be Governor of Pendennis Castle. They do nominate and appoint Col. St. Aubyn to be Captain of the [St. Mic ael's] Mount. Likewise, Capt. Wm. Rous to be Captain of the Dennys. Also Lieut. Col. George Kekewich to be Governor of St. Mawes,
Ordered by the Lords and Commons, That Col. Jones do continue Governor of Chester and the castle there, till the Houses take further order. Ditto, That Col. Ralph Weldon do continue Governor of Plymouth Fort and Island.
The Lords and Commons do approve of Major Gibbons to be Governor of the Castle of Exeter. Likewise of Capt. John Gorges to command the fort at Exmouth. Also of Capt. Wm. Scutt to be Governor of the town of Poole.
They do nominate and appoint Lieut.-Col. Robt. Coker to be Governor of Weymouth and Melcomb Regis.
They do approve of Capt. Elias Bond to be Captain of Portland Castle.
They do appoint Capt, John Arthur to be Captain of Sandisfoote [Sandy Fort] Castle.
Ordered by the Lords and Commons, That Brouncksea [Brownsea] Castle be under the command of the Governor of Poole. Likewise, That Col.-Genl. Poyntz, as he did formerly command the garrison of York, so now he shall command Clifford's Tower.
The Lords and Commons do approve of Col. Matthew Boynton to continue Governor of Scarborough garrison. Likewise of Sir Thos. Fairfax, Genl. of the Parliament's forces, to continue Governor of Hull and all the forts and works there. Also of Col. Thos. Morgan to continue Governor of Gloucester. And of Capt. Boys to continue Governor of Dover Castle.
The Lords and Commons do nominate and approve of Lieut.-Col. John Ashurst to be Governor of Liverpool.
They do nominate and appoint Lieut-Col. Dodson to be Governor of Croyland.
Ordered by the Lords and Commons, That Col. Thos. Hughes be continued Governor of Chepstow Castle.
The Lords and Commons do appoint Captain Thos. Poulton to be Governor of Nottingham Castle.
Ordered by the Lords and Commons, That Sir Thos. Hoogan be continued Governor of the garrison of Lynn. Likewise, That Capt. Henry Stone be continued Governor of Stafford.
The Lords and Commons do nominate and appoint Col. Thos. Bettisworth to be Lieut.-Governor of Portsmouth. Likewise, Lieut.-Col. Perry to be Governor of the Castle of Taunton.
Ordered by the Lords and Commons, That there shall be one Governor of the Fort and Castle at Bristol, and that Col. Charles Doyly be Governor of the Fort and Castle at Bristol. Likewise, That Col. Mackworth be continued Governor of the Castle of Shrewsbury. Also, That Capt. Wm. Morley be continued Governor of Arundel Castle, co. Sussex. That Col. Hugh Price be continued Governor of Red Castle. That Col. Thos. Glynn be continued Governor of Carmarthen. That Col. Carter be continued Governor of Conway Castle. That Col. Mitton be continued Governor of Anglesey and Beaumaris. That Capt. John Poyer be continued Governor of Pembroke. That Col. Rice Powell be continued Governor of Tenby. That Col. Edw. Pritchard be continued Governor of the town and Castle of Cardiff. That Col. Whichcott be continued Governor of the Castle of Windsor.
The Lords and Commons do appoint Col. Samuel Moore to be Governor of the Castle of Hereford.
Ordered by the Lords and Commons, That it he referred to the Committee sitting for Irish Affairs at Derby House to grant commissions to the afore-named Commanders. [Interregnum 14 E., pp. 236–241.]
June 26. 83. Francis Lord Willoughby to Wm. Prynne, Chairman of the Committee for taking the Accounts of the kingdom. When the Parliament's forces in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire were in want of money and arms, and much deserted by the gentry of both counties, Mr. Sykes did not only go in person against the enemy, but likewise by himself and his credit did furnish us with money and arms and other provisions, even beyond and above his ability. He has suffered much for his good affection to us, therefore, that others may not in future be discouraged to engage for the public, I desire that you would expedite his business under your hand. [Seal broken. ¼ p.]
June 27.
Hatfield.
Edward Lord Montague to Edward Earl of Manchester, Speaker of the House of Lords. The King marched hither yesterday, being not willing to stay at Royston or to return to Newmarket. The Duke of Richmond came to his Majesty last night; others in like condition are here. Dr. Sheldon and Dr. Hammond followed from Royston; the latter preached before the King this morning. Which account is all I can give you. [Printed. Perfect Occurrences, N. S., No. 26. Newspaper Collection I.]
June 30.
Our Court at Hatfield.
84. Warrant signed by the King to Sir Thos. Merry or any of the Clerks of the Green Cloth. You are to admit and swear Ralph Skipwith, Esq., to be our avenor, in the room of Robt. Boys, deceased, also Lewis Lewis to be the youngest Clerk of the Avery [where the King's oats are kept] in ordinary, in the room of Ralph Skipwith, promoted to be avenor Underwritten,
84. i. Certificate by Ralph Skipwith that Lewis Lewis was sworn Clerk of the Avery on 1 July 1647. Endorsed 29 May 1660 [Copy. 2/3 p.]