House of Commons Journal Volume 3: 8 November 1643

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Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 3, 1643-1644. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Die Mercurii, 8 Novembris, 1643.


St. Martin's in the Fields Vicarage.

ORDERED, That an Ordinance be brought in to sequester the Vicarage of St. Martin's in the Fields, to the Use and Advantage of Mr. Strickland, so soon as the said Vicarage shall become void, by Dr. Wincopp's being preferred to another Living.

Archbishop of Canterbury.

The humble Petition of' Wm. Archbishop of Canterbury, impeached by the Commons of High Treason, and other High Crimes and Misdemeanors, desiring a Distinguishment of the Articles, was this Day read: And the House thought fit to declare nothing, nor do any thing upon it.

Leave of Absence.

The Question being put, whether Wm. Pierrepont Esquire, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go beyond Seas; and that he shall go within this Month;

The House was divided:

The Yeas went forth.

Mr. Solicitor, Sir H. Vane, Tellers for the Yea: With the Yea, 55.
Sir Walth. Erle, Sir Tho. Walsingham, Tellers for the Noe: With the Noe, 56.

So that it passed with the Negative.

Person sent for.

Resolved, &c. That Wm. Vagar of Ashington in Sussex, a Tenant to Mr. Holles, a Member of this House, shall be forthwith sent for, in safe Custody, for committing Waste upon his Freehold, and felling and cutting down of his Trees.

Sir H. Anderson.

Ordered, That the Committee for Examinations do forthwith go out, and examine and peruse the Papers taken with Sir H. Anderson at Leicester.

Master of the Rolls.

An Ordinance for settling of the Place of Master and Keeper of the Rolls upon Wm. Lenthall Esquire, Speaker of the Commons House of Parliament, was this Day read; and, by Vote upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence, by Mr. Holles.

Western Committee.

Ordered, That the Committee for the Safety of the Western Counties do meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the inner Star Chamber.

Colonel Monroe.

A Letter from Colonel Monroe, of the 16th of October, in Answer to a Letter sent from * * * *

Scotts Army in Ireland.

Resolved, That the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall do meet constantly, and diligently pursue the raising of Monies to be sent to the Scottish Army in Ireland: And that Mr. Alderman Penington, Mr. Gurdon, Mr. Edw. Ashe, Sir Jo. Young, and Sir Nath. Barnardiston, be added to this Committee.


Resolved, &c. That the House, upon the Rising of the House, shall adjourn itself till Friday next at Three of Clock: And all Committees, notwithstanding this Adjournment, are ordered and enjoined to meet: And the Chairman of the several Committees, and first these for the Provision of Monies, shall give an Account, on Friday next, what Committees meet, and who make Default.

Sir Walt. Erle went up to the Lords, to acquaint them, that this House has resolved to adjourn till Friday next; that the Committees for providing of Monies may sit: And is to desire the Lords to expedite the Ordinance for putting the Great Seal in Execution; and to desire them to sit awhile.

Berwick Garison.

Upon a Report from the Committee, to whom it was referred to consider of the Oils, informed to belong to Mr. Masham, that the Moiety of those Oils do belong to Mr. Masham; it is Ordered, That the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, for providing of Monies for the Scotts, shall have Power to sell those Oils, and to employ the Proceed of them; to comply with the Bills of Exchange for the Garison of Berwick.

Resolved, &c. That that Part of the Oils, that belong to Mr. Robinson, shall be sold, by the same Committee at Goldsmiths Hall; and the Proceed employed for the Garison of Berwick.

Ship John.

Ordered, That the humble Petition of Theophilus Fletcher, Master of the Ship John, be referred to the Committee for Scotland at Goldsmiths Hall; and that the Re-examination of the Business concerning his Oils, be referred to this Committee; and that, in the mean time, his Oils or Goods be not meddled with, or imbezzled: And that the said Committee shall have Power to tender the Covenant to the said Fletcher, and to any others that they shall have to do with, concerning the borrowing of Monies.

League and Covenant.

Ordered, That the Commissioners of the Admiralty shall tender the solemn National League and Covenant to all Captains, and Masters of Ships, that go upon the Service of the State, or upon any other Merchants Voyage.

Scoche Reformadoes.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee appointed to consider of the Petitions and Accounts of the Scoche Reformadoes, to consult with the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall for the Scoche Affairs, for the providing of Monies for the Scoche Reformadoes; and to present to the House, out of what Monies the same shall be paid; and what Sum they think fit to be paid them, to enable them to serve here, or to go into Scotland to serve there.

Morley's Estate.

Ordered, That Mr. Recorder do bring in an Ordinance for the restoring of Sir Wm. Morley to his Lands, Goods, and Estate, according to a former Order of this House; and for requiring the Committee in Sussex to conform themselves thereunto.

Master of the Rolls.

Mr. Holles reports, the Lords do agree with this House, in the Ordinance for appointing Mr. Speaker Master of the Rolls.

Betts' Petition.

Ordered, That the Petition of Leonard Betts, late Master of the Ship The Friendship, be especially recommended to the Committee for Obstructions in Courts of Justice, speedily to hear the said Cause.

Greenvile's Petition.

Ordered, That the Committee, formerly appointed for Sir Richard Greenvile's Petition, shall be revived, to sit To-morrow in the Exchequer Chamber, at Three of Clock: And that Mr. Lisle, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Hill, Sir Robert Harley, Mr. Millington, and all the Lawyers of the House, are added to that Committee.

Butchers Company.

Ordered, That the Charter of the Company of Butchers, which remains in the Custody of the Clerk of this House, be forthwith delivered back to the said Company.

Nuthall's Petition.

Ordered, That the Petition of Mr. Nuthall be referred to the Committee for Obstructions in Courts of Justice.

Parrey's Claims.

Ordered, That the Petition of Captain Walter Parrey, who hath done much faithful Service for the State; hath not only lent Money, but is behind with his Arrears; be referred to the Committee of this House for providing Supplies for Gloucester.

Provisions for Ireland.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, to examine, what Provisions are ready provided, to be conveyed into Ireland, and are kept in a concealed Manner, and where the Provisions are kept; and report the same to the House.

Ordered, That the Committee of the Navy do especially take into Consideration, to provide the like Quantities of Provisions for Ulster, which have been seized on at Liverpoole, and diverted from the Service of Ireland, whither they were going.

Money seized.

Ordered, That the One hundred Pounds, seized on at the Court of Guard, in the Hands of one Thoroughgood, going to some that serve in Arms against the Parliament, shall be delivered to Colonel Venne upon Account: And the Burser at Eaton College is required to give an Acquittance to the Tenant that is to pay the same: And this House will save the said Tenant indemnified.

Pistols seized.

Ordered, That if the Thirty-two Pair of Pistols, now seized, and brought to the Committee for Examinations, prove to be forfeited to the State; that then they be delivered unto Sir Walter Erle, to be conveyed to Poole, for the Service of that Garison.


Ordered, That, the Ordinance for Southampton be read on Friday, again.

Arms for Glocester.

That the Master of the Ordinance do deliver, for the Service of Glocester, the Arms and Ordinance that are lately found out at Kingston, if in case they appear to belong to the State; the Committee for Glocester paying the Charge for Removal of them: And the said Arms and Ordinance are ordered to be accordingly brought into the Tower.

Sir H. Anderson.

Mr. Whittacres reports the Letters, Papers, and Petitions, found about Sir Henry Anderson, at Leicester, as he was coming from Oxford: Which were read; and thereupon it was

Ordered, That the Committee at Leicester do keep Sir Henry Anderson in safe Custody, till the Committee at Leicester can take Order for his Removal up to London, by a strong Guard, at his own Charges.

Letter referred.

Ordered, That the Letter from Major General Montroe shall be referred to the Committee of Lords and Commons, for the Consideration of the Government of the Army in Ulster.

Ailesbury Garison.

Ordered, That Robert Stanton, and Edward Kater, Esquires, Committees for Bedfordshire; Sir Peter Temple, and Mr. West, for Buck'; Mr. Leman, Dr. King, for Hartfordshire, do go to Ailesbury, to consider of the State and Ordering of that Garison, and for providing of constant Pay for the same; and that they do, in their Return, attend my Lord General, and acquaint his Excellency therewith, and receive his further Direction.

Master of the Rolls.

Whereas the Place and Office of the Keeper or Master of the Rolls, Books, Writs, and Records, of the Chancery of England, lately become void by the Death of Sir Charles Cæsar Knight: Since which time divers Profits, belonging to the same, have been, by sundry Persons, received: And whereas the said Place and Office, being of great Trust and Consequence, was, soon after the Death of the said Sir Charles Cæsar, designed, by the Votes of Lords and Commons, in Parliament assembled, to William Lenthall Esquire, Speaker of the House of Commons: Now, for the further settling and establishing of the said Office and Place, according to the said Votes and Declarations, be it Ordained, by the said Lords and Commons, in Parliament assembled, That the said Place and Office of Keeper or Master of the Rolls, Books, Writs, and Records, of the Chancery of England, shall be, remain, and continue, to the said Wm. Lenthall; and he, the said Wm. Lenthall, shall be, remain, and continue, Keeper or Master of the said Rolls, Books, Writs, and Records, and of every of them; and shall enjoy the same Place and Office, together with all and singular Wages, Fees, Rewards, Emoluments, Profits, Rights, Liberties, Pre-eminences, and Powers of granting Offices, or Clerkships whatsoever, to the said Place or Office in any wise belonging or appertaining. And it is also further, by the Authority aforesaid, Ordained, That the said Wm. Lenthall shall have the Custody or Keeping of the House, or Hospital of the Converts, situate in Chancery Lane, in the Parish of St. Dunstan's in the West, London; and being, from ancient Time to this Day, appointed, continued, and annexed to the said Office, for the Habitation of the Keeper or Master of the said Rolls, Books, Writs, and Records, together with all Buildings, Yards, Gardens, and Orchards, to the said House or Hospital in any wise pertaining or belonging, to have, hold, enjoy, and use, the said Office of Keeper or Master of the Rolls, Books, Writs, and Records, aforesaid; and the Keeping or Custody of the said House or Hospital, and all and every other the Premises, with their Appurtenances, by himself, or by his sufficient Deputy, or sufficient Deputies, (quamdiu se bene gesserit) in as ample and full manner as any other Person or Persons whatsoever heretofore enjoying, or exercising the said Place or Office, have had, held, enjoyed, or used. And further also, be it Ordained, by the Authority aforesaid, That he, the said Wm. Lenthall, shall take, receive, and enjoy, all and every the Rights, Duties, Fees, and Profits whatsoever, that have been received, or have grown due, as to or in regard of the said Office, or might, by reason thereof, have been enjoyed at any time since the Death of the said Sir Charles Cæsar, in whose hands soever the said Profits or Fees now remains. Provided, nevertheless, and be it, by the Authority aforesaid, further Ordained, That the Order or Ordinance, made by the said Lords and Commons, on the Thirtieth Day of October last, 1643, for the sequestring of the Office of the Clerk and Keeper of the Records in the Tower of London, shall remain, continue, and be in full Force, according to the Purport and Intent thereof; any Cause, Matter, or Thing, in this present Ordinance, to the contrary notwithstanding.