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 Veneris, 17 Martii, 1642.
THE humble Petition of Henry Skipwith Esquire, taken at Mr. Noell's House in the County of Rutland, and sent up by my Lord Gray, as a Prisoner; and so remains in the Bishop of London's House, was this Day read: And it is
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Prisoners, where Sir Robert Harley has the Chair, to remove him to some other more convenient Place, if they shall see Cause, and find that he is not well accommodated.
Sir Hen. Vane reports from the particular Committee, appointed to consider of the Relief and Supply of Ireland; and presented two Letters; the one from the Lords Justices of the Twenty-fifth of February, from Dublyn, relating the great Wants, and miserable Condition of those Parts, and the inevitable Ruin of that Kingdom, if timely Supplies do not come; and one from Antrim, of the Eighteenth of February, relating the great Wants of those Parts; likewise, a Falling-out between Owen Oneile and Sir Phelim Oneile; the which were read.
They have likewise computed to what Sum it will amount, to provide Victuals for the whole Forces for six Weeks, which will be Thirty thousand Pounds: And they conceive no Way to be more proper for the raising of these Monies, than the dispatching of the Bill for the present Payment, and providing of Monies for Ireland.
Armies in Ireland.
2da vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the present Payment, and providing of such Sums of Money for the Supply of the Armies in Ireland, as have been underwritten by Adventurers, but have failed in the Payment thereof; and, upon the Question, committed unto the Committee for Adventurers, that have paid in any Proportion of their Adventure: And are to meet this Afternoon at Three of Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber; and are to bring it in with all Expedition.
A Letter, to be signed by Mr. Speaker, and directed to the Lords Justices of Ireland, in Answer to their Letters of the Twentieth and Five-and-twentieth of the last Month, was this Day read; and by Vote, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered that Mr. Speaker should sign it.
Treaty with the King.
A Message from the Lords by Serjeant Whittfield, and Serjeant Glanvile;
The Lords, desiring that there may be as little Time lost in this great Business of the Treaty as may be, desire that the Committee of both Houses formerly appointed, may meet (to prepare Instructions for the Committee appointed to attend his Majesty) this Afternoon, at Four of Clock, in the Painted Chamber.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; that this House has considered their Lordships Message, and will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Sir Robt. Harley carried up to the Lords the Sequestrations of St. Giles in the Fields, St. Olave's Old Jury, Northell in Middlesex, Upper Minchenden in Com. Bucks, Hallifax in Com. Ebor. Hemell Hempsted in Com. Herts, St. Thomas Hospital Southwarke, All Saints in the Town of Herts, Abbechurch London, St. Michaell Cornehill; and was to desire . . .
Riot in South warke.
Ordered, That Tho. Browne, Marten Mason, Walth. Jones, Jo. Benson, Mich. Bailie, Thurston Mercy, that raised a Riot Yesterday in Southwarke, be committed Prisoners to Newgate; and that Sir John Lenthall, and the rest of the Justices of Peace, or any one of them, examine the Business of the Riot in Southwarke upon Oath, and return their Examinations to this House
Ordered, That Daniel Tomson be forthwith committed Prisoner to Newgate.
Ordered, That the Committee for Examinations shall have Power to commit the rest of the principal Rioters to such Prisons as they shall think fit.
Grant to Clotworthy.
Ordered, That Four hundred Pounds, out of the Contribution-monies for Ireland, be paid unto the Treasurer at Wars for Ireland, or his Deputy, by the Treasurers of those Monies to be imprested upon Account unto Sir Jo. Clotworthy, for his Service in Ireland.
Mr. Strode carried up to the Lords the Ordinance for sequestring and seizing the Estates and Rents of divers notorious Delinquents, specified in the said Ordinance.
Supply of Ireland.
Resolved, That the House, To-morrow Morning at Ten of Clock peremptorily, shall be resolved into a Committee, to take into Consideration the Supply of Ireland, and the regulating the Expences for the Service of that Kingdom: And Mr. Speaker is to put the House in mind hereof.
Ordered, That Dr. Jones be forthwith sent for in safe Custody; and that the Ports be stopped, and diligent search made for him.
Ordered, That the Petition of the Judges of Ireland be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, to take care, that out of the Contribution-monies that are or shall come in for Ireland, some Relief may be afforded unto them.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, where Sir H. Vane has the Chair, do visit and peruse the Accounts of all the Disbursements for the Affairs of Ireland, since the Parliament undertook the Charge of the War there.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of Robt. Thorneton, Major Simon Pytt, Henry Finch, and others, Citizens and Aldermen of the City of Londonderry, and likewise the humble Petition of Robt. Lawsan Merchant, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, where Sir H. Vane has the Chair.
Answers from Lords.
Sir Robt. Harley brings Answer, That, touching the Sequestrations, the Lords will send Answer by Messengers of their own; and will sit this Afternoon at Three of Clock.
Mr. Strode brings Answer, that he had delivered the Ordinance for sequestering the Estates of certain notorious Delinquents; and that the Lords will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
An additional Ordinance to the Ordinance for the weekly Assessments . . .
Die Veneris, 17 Martii, post meridiem.
Cloaths taken from Carriers.
ORDERED, That it be recommended to the Committee appointed to go to Oxon, to pray Redress of his Majesty for the Cloaths taken away from the Carriers.
Money for Northern Counties.
Whereas the Committee for Propositions for preparing of Monies for the Service of the northern Counties, have received several Propositions from divers Owners and Masters of Ships in the Port of London; it is
Ordered, That the same Committee do send Messengers into other Ports, thereby to receive Information, what other Persons will allow or subscribe those Propositions.
St. Leonard Shoreditch Vicarage.
An Ordinance for sequestring the Rents and Profits of the Church of St. Leonard Shoreditch, whereof Mr. Squire is Vicar, into the Hands of certain Sequestrators named in the said Ordinance, to the Use, and for the Maintenance, of Matthew Clarke, Batchelor in Divinity, a godly, learned, and orthodox Divine; who is hereby required and appointed to preach every Lord's Day, and to officiate as Vicar, and to take care for the Discharge of the Cure of the said Place in all the Duties thereof, until further Order be taken by both Houses 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.
Allowance to Squire.
And further Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for plundered Ministers, to take care, that some convenient Allowance may be made to Eliz. Squire, who affirms herself to be the Wife of the said Mr. Squire, sequestered out of the Profits.
An Ordinance for sequestering the Rents and Profits of the Parish Church of Thorley, in the County of Herts, whereof Robt. Pory is Parson, into the Hands of certain Sequestrators named in the said Ordnance, for the Use and Maintenance of Jo. Halsiter, Master of Arts, a godly, learned, and orthodox Divine; who is hereby required and enjoined to preach every Lord's Day, and to officiate as Parson, and to take care for the Discharge of the Cure of the said Place in all the Duties thereof, until further Order shall be taken by both Houses 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.
St. Margaret's, New Fishstreet, Minister.
An Ordinance for sequestring the Rents and Profits of the Parish Church of St. Margaret's, New Fishstreet, London, into the Hands of certain Sequestrators named in the said Ordinance, to the Use and for the Maintenance of Tho. Froysell, Master of Arts, a godly, learned, and orthodox Divine; who is hereby required and appointed to take care for the Discharge of the Cure of the said Place in all the Duties thereof, until both Houses of Parliament shall take further Order; was this Day read, and by Vote upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Treaty with the King.
The Question being put, whether Mr. Speaker should now report from the Committee;
The House was divided.
The Noes went forth.
|Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Hatcher,||Tellers for the Yea: With the Yea,||58.|
|Sir Tho. Hutchinson, Sir Alex. Denton,||Tellers for the Noe: With the Noe,||48.|
Mr. Pym reports from the Committee, the Instructions for the Committee of Lords and Commons appointed to attend his Majesty upon the Articles of Cessation, and the Propositions of the Treaty proposed by his Majesty, and the Propositions presented to his Majesty by both Houses.
A Message from the Lords by Dr. Bennett and Dr. Heath;
The Lords have appointed Thursday next for the Hearing of the Proofs against those Men, for the Sequestration of whose Livings Orders were brought up unto them this Day, to the End that they may concur with this House in them.
Treaty with the King.
Resolved, &c. That a Message shall be sent unto the Lords, to acquaint them, that this House doth agree, that the Committee of Lords and Commons, formerly appointed to consider of the Articles of Cessation, may meet this Afternoon, at the Time appointed, to prepare Instructions for the Committee appointed to attend his Majesty.
Sir Robert Harley carried up this Vote to the Lords; and was further ordered to acquaint the Lords, that this House doth agree with the Lords in the Articles of Cessation, drawn up into the Form as they were sent from their Lordships; and do desire that these Articles of Cessation, together with the Instructions for the Committee appointed to attend his Majesty, may be sent by the Committee.
Affairs in Devon, &c.
A Letter from Mr. Prideaux and Mr. Nicoll, of the 15th of March, from the Deputy Lieutenants and Committees of the County of Devon, of the same Date from Exon, relating the Grounds of their entering upon a Treaty with the Commissioners of Cornewall, and of their not following their Advantages at Medbury and Tavistock, and for their not following the Enemy into Cornewall; as likewise the mutual Propositions of.... from the Counties of Cornewall and Devon, with their mutual Answers, Replies, and Rejoinders; were all this Day read.
Treaty with the King.
Sir Robt. Harley brings Answer, That a Committee of their House will presently meet with a Committee of this House, to consider of and prepare Instructions for the Committee appointed to attend his Majesty.
Heron's, &c. Sequestration.
Whereas Edward Heron, who now pretends himself to be High Sheriff of the County of Lincoln, Sir Edward Hussey Knight and Baronet, Sir Wm. Thorrald, Sir John Brook, Sir Charles Hussey, Sir Wm. Quadring, Sir Charles Dallison, Sir Robt. Treadway, Knights, Stephen Anderson, Thomas Harrington, Edward Tourney, and Edward Middlemore, Esquires, have raised Arms against the King and Parliament; and, together with divers others, in a warlike and hostile Manner, have traiterously and rebelliously possessed themselves of the Town and Castle of Newarke, within the County of Nottingham, whence they issue out divers Troops and Companies of Horse and Foot, to levy War upon the King's good Subjects in those Parts; and, by Force thereof, kill, rob, and spoil them; and are grown to that Height of Insolency, that they dare venture, by Warrants under their Hands, to scorn and vilify the Authority of the High Court of Parliament, and prohibit Obedience thereunto; and assume to themselves Authority to tax and assess his Majesty's Subjects of the County of Lincoln with the Payments of great Sums of Money, according to their Will and Discretion, for the Maintenance of those Forces they have so traiterously levied; and to term those Persons that yield Obedience to the just and lawful Commands of the Committee employed by both Houses of Parliament for the Suppression of their treasonable Insolencies, Rebels against the King; and so assuming to themselves no less than Regal Authority over his Majesty's Subjects, as by several Warrants, under their Hands and Seals, doth appear: And whereas the said Rebels, by the Strength of those Forces, do for the present keep themselves from the Reach and Power of Justice: The Lords and Commons, having taken the same into their Consideration, do resolve by God's Assistance, in due Time, to make them and there Adherents submit to the Laws of the Land, and to bring them to their legal and just Trial: And to the End that, as well the private Persons that have received any Hurt or Damage by their Rapine, may the better receive Satisfaction for the same; as the Publick, Security of their Estates and Fortunes, which is the Fuel, whereby they maintain the Fire they have already kindled; the Commons have thought fit to ordain, and, by Authority of both Houses of Parliament, do ordain, the Committee of Lords and Commons in the County of Lincolne, and the Lord Lieutenant of the County of Lincoln shall forthwith seize and take into their Possession and Custody, all the Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, and all the Goods, Chattels, and Debts, of all and every the said Rebels; and receive and improve the Issues and Profits thereof to the best Advantage they can; to be disposed of, as both Houses shall further order. And the said Lord Lieutenant, and every one of the said Committees, shall be protected and saved harmless, by the Authority of both Houses of Parliament, from any Damage or Inconvenience, that shall or may happen to them, or any of them, by reason of any Thing they, or any of them, shall do, or cause to be done, in Performance and Obedience of this Ordinance.