Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 8, 1645-1647. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Veneris, 6 Februarii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Woodcocke.
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Propositions for a Peace.
The Propositions for Peace were written out fair, with the Alterations; and read, and approved of to be true, according to the former Resolutions of the House.
Ellison to have 25 l. per An.
The Petition of Tho. Ellison, in the County of Duresme, was this Day read, being directed to both Houses.
Ordered, To be sent to the House of Commons, that he may have the said Twenty-five Pounds per Annum for his Service to the State, as appeared by the Certificate of the Committee of Parliament with the Scotts Army.
Dr. Wincupp to have Dr. Bray's Books.
Resolved, &c. That Doctor Wyncopp shall have the Books of Doctor Bray, at the Value of Eighty Pounds, at which Rate they have been valued; the said Eighty Pounds to be deducted out of the Monies due unto him upon his Entertainment as a Member of the Assembly.
Gen. Cromwell's Ordinance.
Ordinance, H. Commons, concerning Lieutenant General Cromwell, 1a & 2a vice lecta; and committed to a Committee of the whole House.
And presently the House was adjourned into a Committee during Pleasure, to take the same into Consideration.
The House being resumed;
The said Ordinance was read the Third Time, with an Amendment; and it was Resolved, That this House agrees to this Ordinance with this Amendment.
Protest against it.
The Earl of Lyncolne dissented to this Vote.
Upon the Petition of the Lord Savill; Ordered, That he may be permitted to be at Greenewich, instead of his being at Higate, for recovering of his Health; and that the House of Commons be desired to concur with the Lords herein.
Capt. Markham to be Governor of Belvoir Castle.
Ordered, That this House thinks it fit, that Captain Markham be Governor of Belvoier Castle; and the Concurrence of the House of Commons to be desired herein; and that the Committee of both Kingdoms do grant him a Commission accordingly.
Message to the H. C. to concur in it; with Gen. Cromwell's Ordinance;
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page:
1. To communicate unto them the Ordinance concerning Lieutenant General Cromwell, with the Amendment passed by this House; and to desire their Concurrence in the said Amendment.
for L. Grey's Losses to be considered;
2. To communicate to them the Two Letters sent to the Lord Grey of Warke, containing his late great Losses in the North; and, in regard of his Lordship's faithful Service to the Parliament, their Lordships desire that the House of Commons would take him into Consideration.
3. To desire their Concurrence, that Captain Henry Markham may be nominated and appointed to be Governor of Belvoier Castle; and that the Committee of both Kingdoms may give him a Commission accordingly.
for limiting the Number of Scots Horse;
4. To let them know, that this House concurs in the Vote lately brought up, "That, in the Scotts Army in this Kingdom, there shall not be above Two Thousand Horse, and One Thousand Dragoons, according to the Treaty."
and for a Conference about the Propositions.
5. To desire a Free Conference, by a Committee of both Houses, To-morrow Morning, at Ten a Clock, in the Painted Chamber, touching the Propositions.
Preachers at the Thanksgiving.
Ordered, That Mr. Stronge and Mr. Lee shall have Thanks given them, for (fn. 1) their Pains in preaching Yesterday before the Lords at Martin's Church, at the Day of Thanksgiving for taking-in of Dartmouth.
Singing Men of the Chapel in Windsor Castle to be relieved.
Upon reading the Petition of divers poor Men belonging to the Church in Windsor Castle; shewing, "That they have had no Maintenance of the Revenue belonging to the Dean and Chapter of Windsor."
It is Ordered, To be communicated to the House of Commons, that it may be referred to the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations, that some such Course may be taken for their Relief, as was for the Singing Men of Paul's Church.
Papers from the Committee of both Kingdoms, about Sir Marm. Lloyd.
The Earl of Manchester reported a Paper from the Committee of both Kingdoms; which was read, as follows:
"Die Mercurii, 5 Feb. 1645.
"At the Committee of both Kingdoms, at Derby House.
"Ordered, That the Petition of Sir Marmaduke Lloyd, with the annexed Papers of Colonel Morgan and Major General Langhorne, be reported to both Houses."
The Petition and other Papers annexed were read; and Ordered to be communicated to the House of Commons. (Here enter them.)
The Order for the Sheriff of Oxon, was read, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
His Petition, that he may have Leave to compound with the Committee of Cardigan for his Delinquency.
"To the Right Honourable the Committee for both the Kingdoms.
The humble Petition of Sir Marmaduke Lloya' Knight;
"That your Petitioner, upon the Favour of the High Court of Parliament, in October last, vouchsafed to Delinquents, came in before the First of December unto Major General Langherne, who thereupon certified the Petitioner's Conformity and Obedience to the Parliament, and also was pleased to grant him a Pass and Protection to return unto his House. And your Petitioner having some Estate in Ludlowe which he desired to settle and preserve, knowing the same would be lost upon Discovery of his Conformity, and taking Hereford in his Way, to avoid the Danger of straggling Troopers; your Petitioner, by the Indisposition of his Health, occasioned by a Fall from his Horse (being a weak and aged Man), was constrained to stay there for some Time; and in the Interim, that City being taken, your Petitioner was there taken amongst the Delinquents, and carried a Prisoner to Gloucester; whereupon the said Major General Langherne, having Notice, certified unto the Governor of Gloucester your Petitioner's Conformity, with a Desire for his Return into his Country, according to his Pass and Protection; which the said Governor of Gloucester did certify unto your Honours, and will be also pleased to declare the same in Person.
"Your Petitioner doth humbly pray, that your Honours will be pleased to take him into your favourable Considerations; and, in respect he is extremely sick, unfit for Travel as the Doctor's Certificate by the Governor of Gloucester doth manifest, and also the Passage very insecure; that this Honourable Committee will be pleased to refer him for his Composition to the Committee of Cardigansheir, where he dwelleth, and his Estate lyeth, and to return thither so soon as he shall recover his Health; that so he may the sooner advance Means for that Purpose, and to subsist, having sustained great Loss at the Taking of Hereford.
"And he shall pray, &c."
Col. Morgan's Letter, that Sir Marm. Lloyd was only waiting at Hereford, at the Time it was taken, till he was well enough to move into the Parliament's Quarters.
"I thought fit to acquaint your Lordships of the Condition Sir Marmaduke Lloyd was in, at the Time of the Taking of Hereford, as it appeared by a Letter sent unto me in his Behalf from Major General Langherne; by which Letters he did intimate unto me of Sir Marmadukes Lloyd's Conformity and Obedience to the Parliament according to the Ordinance, and how he had received him into his Protection, and granted him his Pass to go to Ludlow, to settle his Estate there, and to return again to his House in Cardigansheir, as by Major General Langhern's Letter, being already presented by me to your Lordships, Relation being had thereunto, it may more at large appear. The Indisposition of his Health was the Cause of his Stay at Hereford, as it appears by his own Petition. So desiring to receive your Lordships further Commands (if he doth recover), whether I shall send him up to the House, or to Major General Langherne, I most humbly submit, and subscribe myself
Stroud, the First Day of February.
"Your Lordships humble Servant,
Gen. Langhern's Letter, that he came in according to the Declaration.
"To my Honoured Friend the Commander in Chief of the King and Parliament's Forces in Hereford. These.
"I am to acquaint you, that Sir Marmaduk Lloyde signified, by several Expresses to me, his Submission to, and Acknowledgement of, the Authority of Parliament. My Pass he hath for coming in to me (and I have informed the Parliament as much). But his Sickness and Unwieldiness of Body rendered him disable to perform or make Use of the Benefit of my Pass. His Lady was come near Hereford, to bring him off, before the Town was taken; since, hath addressed herself unto me, to be a Means of bringing her Husband off, according to the Terms of my Pass; which Favour if you please to grant, will oblige me to grateful Acknowledgement. I am confident of receiving Instructions suddenly from the Parliament how to dispose of him.
21 Dec. 1645.
"Sir, I am
"Your humble Servant,
Clark, Sheriff of Oxon, Leave to reside out of the County.
"Upon the humble Petition of Edward Clarke Esquire, High Sheriff of the County of Oxon; in regard the said County is almost wholly under the Power of the Enemy, and the said Edward Clarke hath no Habitation or Place of Residence within the said County, but hath a Dwe ling-house in Reading, in the County of Berks, near adjoining to the said County of Oxon: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby give Leave unto, and authorize, the said Edward Clerke to make his Residence and usual Place of Abode in Reading aforesaid, during the Time of his being High Sheriff of Oxon."
House adjourned till 9a cras.