Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 4, 1644-1646. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Mercurii, 15 Julii, 1646.
COlonel John Moore brings Answer of the Message, carried by him to the Lords on Friday last; That, as to the Ordinance for Four thousand Pounds for the Scotts Officers, and the Order concerning the Duke of Yorke, they do agree: And, as to the rest of the Particulars of the said Message, that the Lords will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
An Ordinance for Explanation of a former Ordinance of the Four-and-twentieth of November last, concerning an additional Excise for the Payment of Artificers and others, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Mr. Alderman Pennington is appointed to carry it to the Lords.
Resolved, &c. That the Irish Papists that have been in Arms against the Parliament, this Day informed to the House to be about this Town, be forthwith seized and apprehended by the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House.
The humble Petition of Richard Turner, Maurice Gethin, Tempest Milner, Richard Wollaston, Wm. Hawkins, &c. was this Day read, desiring to be satisfied a Debt of Three-and-forty thousand Pounds, long due unto them, for Commodities delivered by them for the Service of Ireland.
Ordered, That the Petitioners be referred to the Committee of Accompts, to certify the State of their Debt, what they have received, and what remains in Arrear, upon the Foot of their Accompt: And that the Moiety of what shall appear due unto them, be charged and allowed unto them out of the Moiety of the Compositions with Delinquents at Goldsmiths-Hall: And that the Residue of the said Debt, which shall appear due upon the said Accompt, as aforesaid, shall be paid and satisfied out of the Sale of Delinquents Estates.
An Ordinance for the Payment of the Sum of Eight hundred Fifty-five Pounds and Twelve Shillings, with Interest, from the Twentieth of April 1646, in Course, out of the Receipts of the Grand Excise, unto Richard Chandler, of London, Merchant, in Satisfaction of the Monies taken up of the said Mr. Chandler and others, by Mr. Reynolds and Mr. Robert Goodwyn, for the Service, and by the Order, of the Parliament in Ireland, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Ordered, That Sir John Corbett, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That Colonel Thornbagh, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That Mr. Lislebone Long, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.
An Ordinance for the Payment of the Sum of Fourteen hundred Pounds, in Course, with Interest every Six Months, out of the Excise, to Mr. Gualter Frost, Secretary to the Committee of both Kingdoms; to be employed, Four hundred Pounds thereof for the Use of the Sussex Forces at Abingdon; the Remainder for such Uses as the Committee of both Kingdoms shall think fit; was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Mr. Speaker informed the House, That Sir Oliver Fleming, Master of the Ceremonies, did this Day inform him, from the French Ambassador Extraordinary, That he desired to have Audience by the Parliament.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Lords and Commons for foreign Affairs, to consider how, in what manner, and at what time, the French Ambassador Extraordinary shall be received in both Houses of Parliament.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Sir Christopher Yelverton is to acquaint the Lords with this Vote; and to desire them, That the Committee may meet this Afternoon upon this Business.
Sir Henry Mildmay went to the Lords, to desire them to expedite their Answer to the Vote of this House remaining with them, whereby it is declared, That there is no further Use of the Scotts Army in England.
Sir Christopher Yelverton brings Answer from the Lords, That they will send Answer to the Message delivered by him, concerning the French Ambassador Extraordinary, by Messengers of their own.
Resolved, &c. That the Moiety of the Excise of the County of Nottingham be allowed and paid unto the Committee of Nottingham, or such as they shall appoint to receive the same, for Six Months; to be employed, by the said Committee, for Maintenance of the Forces of the said County: And that the Commissioners of Excise do give Order to their Sub-Commissioners of that County to pay the same to the said Committee for the said Six Months accordingly.
The Question being propounded, That the Moiety of the Excise of the Western Associated Counties be granted to the said Counties for Four Months, for the Payment of the Forces and Garisons of the said Association;
The Question was put, Whether this Question should be now put, or not: And
It passed with the Affirmative.
And then the Question itself being put;
It is Resolved, &c. That the Moiety of the Excise of the Western Associated Counties be granted to the said Counties for Four Months, for the Payment of the Forces and Garisons of the said Association.
And it is further Ordered, That an Ordinance be brought in to this Purpose by the Committee of the West.
Ordered, That Mr. Dennis Bond do make the Report concerning the Duke of Yorke on Friday Morning next.
Ordered, That it be referred unto Sir John Clotworthy, Mr. Maynard, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Mr. Knightley, Mr. Vassall, Sir Wm. Brereton, Sir Wm. Strickland, Mr. Gourdon, Mr. Greene, Mr. Whittacre, Mr. Miles Corbet, Mr. Boys, Sir Thomas Soame, Mr. Thompson, Mr. John Nelthorpe, Sir Henry Mildmay, Mr. Bainton, Mr. Gell, Mr. Francis Allen, Mr. Blakiston, Alderman Pennington, Alderman Atkins, and Mr. John Corbert, to examine and secure the Persons now apprehended and seized, by Warrant of this House, at Colonel Gradee's Lodging; and to make Inquiry after Colonel Gradee; and to prepare a Warrant, to be signed by Mr. Speaker, for the searching after and apprehending the said Colonel Gradee, or any other Papist, that hath been in Arms against the Parliament in England, or have had any Hand in the Rebellion of Ireland; and to use all other Ways and Means for apprehending the said Gradee; and to desire the Lord Mayor, and Committee of the Militia, to send forth their Warrants, and to make Proclamation, with Rewards, for the Discovering and Apprehending of the said Colonel Gradee, or any other of the said Persons.
Resolved, &c. That, at the Rising, the House shall adjourn itself till Friday Morning next, at Eight of the Clock.
Ordered, That the Ordinance for Cheshire be reported and read on Wednesday Morning next.
Ordered, That Sir John Curson, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Aylett and Dr. Heath;
The Lords have commanded us to bring you this Letter from the King; and to acquaint you, That the Lords, upon a Message from the French Ambassador, desiring speedy Audience, have appointed Friday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock, for his Reception; and, in Answer to the Message newly sent to their Lordships from this House, are contented, That the Committee for foreign Affairs do presently meet in the Lord Keeper's Lodgings: -An Ordinance for Mr. Dove to be Rector of Elme cum Emneth: And the Lords do think the Petition of the Inhabitants of Banbury very reasonable; and have granted it: And herein they desire your Concurrence.
The Letter from the King was read; and was of 11 Julii 1646, from Newcastell; and was in Answer to a Letter from both Houses to his Majesty, of the Sixth of this instant July, concerning the Delivery of the City and Castle of Dublyn, the Town of Drogheda, and the other Garisons in the Kingdom of Ireland, held by his Majesty's Authority, unto the Hands of such as the Parliament shall appoint.
Resolved, &c. That, as to the giving Reception to the French Ambassador Extraordinary on Friday Morning next, this House will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordered, That this House doth agree with the Lords, That the Committee for foreign Affairs do presently meet in the Lord Keeper's Lodgings, as is desired.
The humble Petition of the Inhabitants of Banbury was read. And
It is thereupon Ordered, That the Timber and Board cut down by one Mr. Powell, a Malignant, out of Forrest Wood near Oxford, and sequestred, being not above the Value of Three hundred Pounds, be bestowed upon the Inhabitants of the Town of Banbury, to be employed for the Repair of the Church and Steeple, and Rebuilding of the Vicarage-House and common Gaol there: And that such of the said Timber and Boards, as shall remain of the Uses aforesaid, shall be disposed by the Members of both Houses which are of the Committee for Oxfordshire, to such of the well-affected Persons of the said Town, for the Rebuilding of their Houses, as to the said Members, or major Part of them, shall seem meet.
The Ordinance for constituting Mr. Thomas Dove Rector of the Parsonage of Elmne cum Emneth in the Counties of Cambridge and Norssolke, was read; and, upon the Question, passed.
Ordered, That One full Moiety of this Year's Profits of the Rectory of Elmne cum Emneth in the Counties of Cambridge and Norffolke, to end at Michaelmas 1646, shall be paid and allowed to the Minister, who hath preached and supplied the Cure there for these last Six Months, or thereabouts.
Ordered, That Sir Peter Wentworth, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Resolved, &c. That Ten Pounds be bestowed upon Marmaduke Sanders, and Five Pounds upon Cormack Devlin and Arthur Mulhallan, Messengers, for their Pains and Diligence in apprehending and recovering Colonel Gradee, a bloody Irish Rebel, apprehended, and escaped from the Messengers Hands: And that this Fifteen Pounds be charged upon the Receipts at Haberdashers-Hall.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords, That Monsieur Bellieure, Extraordinary Ambassador from the French King, is to have Audience in the House of Commons, on Friday the Seventeenth of this instant July, at Ten of the Clock in the Morning: And that Sir Oliver Fleming Knight, Master of the Ceremonies, do signify so much to the said Ambassador; and accompany him to the said House.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message; and have agreed to all the Particulars of it.
The House adjourned itself until Friday Morning at Eight of the Clock.
WHereas the Parsonage of the Parish of Elmne cum Emneth in the County of Cambridg and Norfolk is become void by the Death of Robert Dove Clerk, late Incumbent thereof; the original Patronage of which Parsonage is in the Bishop of Ely, a Delinquent, in the Right of his Bishoprick of Ely: The Lords and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, to the end the said Parish and Parsonage may be supplied with a learned, godly, and orthodox Divine, have Ordered, Ordained, and Appointed, and hereby do Order, Ordain, and Appoint, Thomas Dove Master of Arts, and Chaplain to the Right Honourable Philip Earl of Pembroke and Mountgomery, to be Minister of the said Parsonage of Elmne cum Emneth in the Counties aforesaid: And that he shall and may have, hold, possess, and enjoy the said Parsonage and Parsonage-House, with the Appurtenances, and all Glebe-Lands, Tythes, Rents, Stipends, Pensions, Profits, Commodities, and Emoluments whatsoever to the said Parsonage belonging, or in any wise appertaining, in as large and ample Manner as the said Robert Dove, the late deceased Incumbent thereof, or any other, lawfully and of Right hath had, or ought to have had, the same. Provided, That the said Thomas Dove shall pay such Tenths, First-Fruits, and other Duties, as ought to be paid, for and in regard of his Incumbency there. Saving to all Bodies Politick and Corporate, and all other Person and Persons, all such Right and Title as they, or any of them, have unto the Patronage of the said Church and Parsonage of Elmne cum Elmeth aforesaid; other than the said Bishop of Ely. And the Commissioners of the Great Seal are hereby authorized to pass, under the Great Seal of England, unto the said Thomas Dove, a Presentation unto the said Parsonage, according to usual Form.