Die Mercurii, 15 Aprilis, 1646.
THE humble Petition of Thomas Ellison, of Easington in the County of Durham, was this Day read.
It is thereupon Ordered, That this House doth agree
with the Lords, in recommending to the Committee of
the County of Durham, Thomas Ellison, of Easington in
the said County; and do Order accordingly, That the
said Committee, and all others employed by the Parliament, do permit and suffer the said Thomas Ellison, his
Executors, Administrators and Assigns, to have, hold,
and enjoy, during the Sequestration thereof, all that Farm
in Morton, in the Parish of Dalton in the said County of
Durham, now in the Possession of the said Thomas Ellison;
the which said Farm is Part of the Estate of Richard Hickson Esquire, a Recusant convict, and under Sequestration;
he the said Thomas Ellison rendering and paying the yearly
Rent or Sum of Five-and-twenty Pounds per Annum, by
equal Portions, half-yearly, for the same, unto such as
are or shall be authorized to receive the same, for and
during so long time as the said Farms shall remain in Sequestration.
Ordered, That the Book of Psalms, set forth by Mr.
Rous, and perused by the Assembly of Divines, be forthwith printed in sundry Volumes: And that the said Psalms,
and none other, shall, after the First Day of January next,
be sung in all Churches and Chapels within the Kingdom of
England, Dominion of Wales, and Town of Berwick upon
Tweede: And that it be referred to Mr. Rous, to take care
for the true Printing thereof.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Upon a Report from the Committee of Lords and
Commons for the Admiralty and Cinque-Ports;
It is Resolved, &c. That Two Ships, of Two hundred
Tons apiece, each of them manned with between Forty
and Fifty Men, and furnished with Sixteen Pieces of Ordnance, shall be employed in the Service of the Parliament, under the Command of the present Masters; and
shall have allowed and paid to them, for the Entertainment of each of the said Ships, the Sum of One hundred
Pounds per mensem: And that the said Masters shall defray
and pay the Residue of the Charge for the said Ships, and
either of them. And
It is further Ordered, That the said Two Ships, so
equipped and manned, shall be employed, from time to
time, for the better Protection and Convoy of Vessels
trading from Newcastle, and other Parts, upon the Coasts
of the Counties of Norfolke and Lincolne, and Parts adjacent: And that it be recommended to the Committee
of the Navy, to see the said Two Ships set forth and employed accordingly.
Ordered, That it be recommended to the Committee
for Foreign Affairs, to prepare Letters to be sent to the
King of Denmarke, and to the States of Embden, and to
any other Prince or State; to prevent the Mischief that
arises to the Subjects of this Kingdom, by permitting Pirates, and Robbers at Sea, to sell the Ships and Goods of
the English Subjects in their Dominions.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of
Admiralty and Cinque-Ports, to consider of some Course,
by way of Declaration, or otherwise, as they shall think fit,
to prevent the Mischief that happens to the Subjects of
this Kingdom by Piracy committed by Englishmen.
The humble Petition of Colonel William Cromwell, Colonel of a Regiment of Foot in the Service of the Parliament in Ireland, in the Lord Lisle's Brigade, was this Day
read; desiring some Part of his Arrears. And
It is Ordered, upon the Question, That Seven hundred
Pounds be forthwith paid unto Colonel William Cromwell,
upon Account, in Part of the Arrears due unto him upon
his Entertainment in the Service of Ireland: And that the
said Seven hundred Pounds be charged, in Course, upon
that Moiety of the Monies coming in at Goldsmiths-Hall,
not charged for Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of the Mayor, Aldermen, Burgesses, and the rest of the Inhabitants of the
Town of Newberry, be read To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Business concerning the Settling of
the Excise be taken into Consideration To-morrow
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and
The Lords have commanded us to return unto you this
Ordinance for continuing the Assessments for Sir Thomas
Fairfaxe's Army: It moved from you; and the Lords
have agreed unto it, with these Alterations; to which they
desire your Concurrence. They have likewise commanded
us to bring you this Paper from the Commissioners of
Scotland; desiring, That Two Pinnaces may be sent to
guard the Scottish Coast: The Lords do think fit to refer
it to the Committee of the Admiralty; and desire your
Concurrence therein. This Paper is also from the same
Commissioners; desiring, That Ammunitions may be sent
to the Scottish Army before Newarke: Which the Lords
refer to your Consideration.- An Ordinance for Mr. Job
Gray to be Master of Wigston's Hospital in Leicester; another for establishing a French Church in Dover; another
for the Indemnity of Sir William Constable, and others,
that raised Monies by Commission from the Earl of Essex;
to which they desire your Concurrence: - An Order for
Transporting of Ten Horses into France for the Count de
Brienne, Secretary of State there, and a Pack of Hounds;
to which they desire your Concurrence: - A Letter from
the President of the Parliament of Scotland, on Behalf of
a Nephew to Sir John Meldruim, deceased: It is directed
to both Houses: And the Lords refer it to your Consideration: - A Petition of Sir Christopher Nevill, desiring
to go to the Spa for his Health; and a Pass for Sir
Christopher Hatton to go beyond Sea; unto which they desire your Concurrence. They desire to put you in mind
of Major Pay; the Petition of Captain Fryer; and of the
Ordinance for Mr. Fathers to be Parson of Stoke-Damerell
in Cornewall; which they formerly sent unto you; and
desire you will take them into Consideration.
The Amendments to the Ordinance for continuing the
Assessments for Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army for Four
Months longer were read; and, upon the Question,
Ordered, That the Desire of the Scotts Commissioners,
represented to the Houses this Day, in a Paper from them
of 6 Aprilis 1646, to have Two Pinnaces to attend the
Coasts between Scotland and Ireland, in lieu of One Ship
appointed to attend those Coasts; which will be of no
greater Charge to the State, and will be more useful in
those narrow Seas; be referred to the Consideration of the
Committee of the Admiralty and Cinque-Ports.
Resolved, &c. That One hundred Barrels of Powder,
with a proportionable Quantity of Match and Bullet, together with Two hundred Three Pound Bullet, and Two
hundred Hand-Granadoes, with their Squibs, be forthwith
provided and furnished out of the publick Stores, and
speedily sent to the Commissioners of both Houses before
Newarke; with Directions unto them to furnish the Scotts
Army with such Quantities of the Particulars aforesaid, as
they shall have Occasion for.
An Ordinance for disabling Doctor Meredith to be
Master of the new Hospital at Leicester, and for making
void the Grant of the said Place to the said Doctor Meredith, and for passing the said Place to Mr. Job Grey,
was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed.
An Ordinance for appointing Mr. John Fathers, Master
of Arts, a learned, godly, and orthodox Divine, to be
Rector and Parson of the Church and Parish of StoakeDamerell in the County of Cornewall, was this Day read;
and, upon the Question, passed.
An Ordinance for erecting a French or Walloon Church
or Congregation in the Town and Port of Dover was
this Day read the First and Second time: And,
Upon the Question of Committing of it;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
Sir William Masham,
||Tellers for the Yea:
|Mr. Nathanael Fiennes,
||With the Yea,|
||Tellers for the Noe:
|Sir John Holland,
||With the Noe,
So that the Question for Commitment passed with the
And then the Question being put, For passing the Ordinance;
It passed with the Affirmative.
An Ordinance for the Indemnity of Sir Wm. Constable,
and others, for raising divers Sums of Money, to the
Value of above Twenty thousand Pounds, as a Committee
appointed by the Earl of Essex his Commission of 1 April
1643, was this Day read the First time. And
It is Ordered, That this Ordinance be taken into further Consideration on this Day Fortnight, between the
Hours of Ten and Twelve.
The Question being put, Whether Sir Christopher Hatton shall have a Pass for himself, and Six Servants, to pass
from Oxon to Lynne-Regis, and thence into Holland;
It passed with the Negative.
Ordered, That, from this Day, no Pass be granted by
both or either House of Parliament, for the Space of
Three Months, for any Horse, Mare, or Gelding, to be
transported, from any Port in this Kingdom, unto any the
Parts beyond the Seas.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, That no Pass be granted by either House to
any Person to go beyond the Seas, that is in Oxon, or in
any other of the King's Garisons that is besieged or
streightened, whiles it is so besieged or streightened.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein by Mr.
Ordered, That the Committee of both Kingdoms do
grant a Pass to the Earl of Northampton, and his Company, according to former Order; and that they do take
effectual Course, that he and his Company may be forthwith gone accordingly.
Ordered, That Major-General Browne do take some
Course, in what manner he shall think best and most fitting,
for the gaining Mr. Edward Smyth into his Quarters, a
Youth now in Oxon, taken at Sir Robert Harley's
House, at the Taking thereof, and thence carried to Oxford.
Resolved, &c. That the Petition of the Assembly of
Divines be taken into farther Consideration To-morrow
Morning, the first Business, according to the former Order made in that Business; and that no other Business
whatsoever do intervene: And that Mr. Speaker put the
House in mind hereof.
Resolved, &c. That the Reports and Ordinances from
Goldsmiths-Hall be taken into Consideration on Saturday
next, the first Business: And that Mr. Speaker put the
House in mind hereof.
Resolved, &c. That, as to the Pass for Ten Geldings,
and a Pack of Hounds, to be transported into France,
Custom and Impost free, for the Lord Leminey Count de
Breene, First Secretary of State to the French King, the
House will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
The Letter from the President of Scotland was read:
Also the Petition of Robert Meldrum.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of Robert Meldrum
Esquire, Nephew and Executor of Sir John Meldrum
Knight, deceased, be read, and taken into Consideration,
on Monday Morning next, the first Business.
Ordered, That Colonel Sir Ferdinando Knightley shall
have a Pass for One Horse to be conveyed unto him into
Ordered, That Sir George Sayer, a Son to a Member
of this House, shall have a Pass for himself, and Two
Horses, to be transported into Holland.
The humble Petition of Sir Christopher Nevill Knight
Ordered, That Sir Christopher Nevill be referred to the
Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall, to make his Composition
for the Discharge of his Delinquency, and for taking the
Sequestration off from his Estate.
Ordered, That Sir Christopher Nevill shall have a Pass,
under Mr. Speaker's Hand, to go to the Spa, beyond the
Seas, for the Recovery of his Health.
Ordered, That Colonel Sidney be referred to the Committee of Accompts; to state his Accompts for his Service
both in England and Ireland.
Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms attending on this
House be injoined to lock up the Door of Mr. Buchanon's Chamber or Study: And that he do secure the
Books, Papers, and other Things there, until farther
Order from this House.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the
Commitment of Robert Bostock, who printed the Book,
intituled, "Some Papers from the Commissioners of Scotland, given in lately to the Houses of Parliament, concerning the Propositions for Peace. London, printed for
Robert Bostock, dwelling at the Sign of the King's-Head
in Paul's Church-yard, April 11 1646," by the Committee where Mr. Lisle has the Chair.
Ordered, That Copies of the Examinations and Confessions of Robert Bostock, and Harrison his Servant, read
at the late Conference, be delivered to the Clerk of the
Lords House, for the Use of the House of Peers.
Ordered, That Colonel Dunkenfield be referred to the
Committee of Accompts; to state and certify his Accompts.
Ordered, That Paul Best be brought to the Bar on Saturday Morning next, according to the former Order:
And that he be remanded to the Gatehouse in the mean
Ordered, That the Committee of Lords and Commons
for Advance of Monies, sitting at Haberdashers-Hall, do
take care for the speedy Advancing of the Four thousand
Pounds appointed for the Scotts Officers: And that Interest
be allowed and paid to the Advancers of the said Four
thousand Pounds, or any Part thereof, by the said Committee, for so long time as the said Four thousand Pounds,
or any Part thereof, shall be forborn.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Answer returned by the same Messengers;
The House hath this whole Day taken their Lordships
Message into Consideration: And, as to the Amendments
to the Ordinance for Continuance of the Assessments for
Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army; the Paper from the Commissioners of Scotland, concerning Two Pinnaces; and
their Paper concerning Ammunition to be sent to their Army
before Newark; the Ordinance for Job Grey to be Master
of Wigston's Hospital at Leicester; the Ordinance for a
French Church at Dover; the Ordinance for Mr. Fathers
to be Minister of Stoke-Damarell; and for a Pass to Sir
Christopher Nevill to go to the Spa; they do agree: And,
as to the rest, they will send Answer by Messengers of
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Bendish, confined by Ordinance to reside within London, and Twenty Miles about,
shall nevertheless have Liberty to go to his own House in
the Country for One Month, for the Dispatch of his necessary Affairs of his Estate: And that he do then return
again; and have Mr. Speaker's Pass for his going into
the Country accordingly.
Ordered, That the Lady Walmesley shall have Leave to
go to the Spa, beyond the Seas, for the Recovery of her
Health: And that Mr. Speaker do give a Pass to the said
Lady for her going thither accordingly.
A Letter from Tavistock, of Aprilis 12 1746, from Sir
Thomas Fairfax General, was this Day read.
Ordered, That Mr. Standish, who brought the Letter
concerning the Rendition of Barnstable from the General,
shall have One hundred Pounds bestowed upon him, for
his Pains: And that the Committee of Plymouth do forthwith pay the said One hundred Pounds accordingly.