Die Jovis, 11 Junii, 1646.
ORdered, That Sir Nathanael Barnardiston, a Member
of this House, shall have Leave to go into the
Resolved, &c. That an Ordinance be prepared and
brought in, to enable Mr. Justice Rolle to ride the
Western Circuit, notwithstanding the Statute which inhibits Judges to ride the Circuit wherein the County lies,
whereof such Judge is or hath his Estate in: And Mr.
Hill is appointed to bring in this Ordinance.
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Littleton, now Prisoner in
the Tower for his Delinquency to the Parliament, shall be
brought by Habeas Corpus to the King's-Bench-Bar, or
before one of the Justices of the said Court; to the end
that he may be charged with a Debt due by him to Ozias
Churchman, Citizen and Merchant-Taylor, London.
Ordered, That any Person or Persons may take and
execute any legal Process or Execution against any Person
or Persons in Custody for Delinquency against the Parliament, so as the same be done without Fraud, or Intent to
procure any Ease, or do any Favour, to such Delinquent
or Delinquents: Which said Delinquent or Delinquents,
notwithstanding such Proceedings, shall be detained in
Custody for their Delinquency, and remanded, as Occasion shall be.
Ordered, That the Members of this House that are of
the Committee of both Kingdoms, do, immediately upon
the Rising of the House, meet in the Inner Court of
Wards, concerning the late Information given to the
House by Mr. Speaker; and report the same To-morrow
A Letter from Caernarvon, of 6 Junii 1646, from
Major-General Mitton, concerning the Surrender of Caernarvon Town and Castle, was this Day read.
Articles agreed upon, the Fourth of June 1646, between Commissioners appointed on the Behalf of Sir John
Byron, and Commissioners appointed by Major-General
Thomas Mytton, for the Surrender of the Town and Castle
of Caernarvon, were this Day read; and upon the Question, approved of.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of Colonel Thomas Glynn to be Governor of the
Town and Castle of Caernavon, and of the Garison there:
And that the Members of both Houses that are of the
Committee of both Kingdoms, do grant him a Commission to be Governor of the said Town and Castle accordingly.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
The humble Petition of Robert Fogge Minister was this
And it is thereupon Resolved, &c. That the Lands and
Estate which Mr. Robert Fogge now holdeth in the County
of Stafford for his Wife's Life, the Inheritance whereof,
in Reversion, hath been purchased by Sir Edward Littleton, a Delinquent, shall be granted unto the said Robert
Fogge, and his Heirs for ever; in lieu of his Arrears
and Losses: And that Mr. Recorder do bring in an Ordinance for the settling and granting the Inheritance of the
said Estate to him, and his Heirs for ever, accordingly.
A Letter from divers Gentlemen of the County of
Caernarvon, from the Leaguer of Caernarvon, of 28
Maii 1646; and likewise the humble Petition of the wellaffected Gentry and Commonalty of the County of Caernarvon in North-Wales; were this Day read.
And it is Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the
Consideration of the Committee appointed formerly for
North-Wales; with the Addition of Mr. Lloyd, Colonel
Hunt, Sir Robert Needham, Sir John Merrick, Colonel
Moore, Mr. Swynfen, and all those that serve for any Part
This Committee is likewise to consider what Power is
fit to be given to the Commander in Chief of the Forces
before Litchfield, for the Summoning of the said Garison
to be surrendered by a certain Day: And also what Power
is fit to be given to the Commander in Chief of NorthWales, for Summoning of such Garisons as hold out
there to surrender by a certain Day: They are also to
consider of the Names of sitting Persons to be Committees
in the several Counties of North-Wales; and likewise
what Place is most fit for Securing of the Persons of the
Bishop of Derry, Doctor Manwairing, Doctor Pierce,
and Doctor Usher, Doctor Mansell, Mr. Edward Carne,
Mr. Walter Thomas, Mr. William Thomas, Mr. Francis
Davyes of Langan, Mr. Thomas Bassett of Lantrissen, Mr.
Edward Gwynn, Doctor Meredith, Colonel Arthur Trevor,
and Doctor Godwyn, and of such other Persons in the said
Counties as they shall conceive dangerous or ill-affected to
the Parliament: And are to report the same to the House
with all convenient Speed.
Ordered, That the Petitions, Letters, and Papers, from
the Counties of Pembroke, Caermarthen, and Denbigh, be
referred to the Committee for North-Wales.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to meet this
Day, at the Rising of the House, in the Inner Court of
Wards, touching the Information given in by Mr. Speaker,
shall have Power to examine Mr. John Bellassis, late Governor of Newarke, and such other Persons as they shall
Resolved, &c. That a Message be sent to the Lords, to
desire them to hasten the Dispatch of the Propositions:
And that such of them as both Houses have already agreed
on, and have not yet been communicated to the Scotts
Commissioners, may be put in such a Way, as they may
be forthwith communicated to them.
Mr. Whitelock is appointed to go to the Lords with
Ordered, That the humble Petition of divers Servants
belonging to his Majesty's Children be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning, the first Business.
Ordered, That the Petitions of the poor Women and
Widows, being the Widows and Wives of Officers and
Soldiers, be read, and taken into Consideration, To-morrow Morning, next after the Petition of the Servants of
the King's Children.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Ordinances concerning the Court of Wards be revived: And that they
do meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Court
of Wards: And that they make Report thereof To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Letters and Articles concerning
Dudley-Castle be read To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Business of Portsmouth be taken
into Consideration To-morrow Morning at Ten of the
Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum
of Ninety-nine Pounds of George Churchill, of Rockbeare
in the County of Devon, Yeoman, for a Fine, for his Delinquency; his Offence being, Executing Warrants for Levying of Money for maintaining the Forces raised against the
Parliament; his Estate being Fifty Pounds per Annum, for
Ninety-eight Years; Forty Shillings per Annum, for Two
Lives; and Twenty Pounds per Annum, for Three Years
and a Half: Out of which an Annuity of Nine Pounds
per Annum is issuing: Which is allowed of.
Resolved, &c. That this House .... accept of the Sum
of Ninety-eight Pounds of Giles Moore, of Broadclift in
the County of Devon, Yeoman, for a Fine, for his Delinquency; his Offence being, Bearing Arms against the Parliament; and his Estate, Sixty Pounds per Annum, for
Three Lives; and Sixteen Pounds per Annum, for his own
Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum
of Ninety-eight Pounds, for a Fine, of Abraham Webber, of
Plumbtree in the County of Devon, Yeoman, for his Delinquency; his Offence being, Collecting Monies for Maintenance of the Forces raised against the Parliament; his
Estate, Forty Pounds per Annum, for Life; and the Reversion of the said Forty Pounds per Annum, after the Decease
of Abigail Webber; Ten Pounds per Annum, in Fee-Simple;
and Eight Pounds per Annum, after Three Lives: For
which he receives, at present, Fifteen Pounds per Annum.
An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto George
Churchill, Giles Moore, and Abraham Webber, of the
County of Devon, Yeomen, for their respective Delinquencies, and for Discharge of the Sequestration of their
Estates, was this Day read; and, upon the Question,
passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their
Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum
of Ninety-and-two Pounds of the Lady Elizabeth Stile; and
of the Sum of Eighty-one Pounds Six Shillings and Eightpence of Mr. William Hill; for Discharge of the Sequestration of a Farm in the Tenure of John Trice, of the yearly
Value of Forty-four Pounds; of another Farm, of the
yearly Value of Twenty-four Pounds; of a Farm, in the
Tenure of Thomas Stokes, of the yearly Value of Twentytwo Pounds; and of another Farm, in the Tenure of William Franke, of the yearly Value of Forty Pounds; the
said Farms being all of them Parcel of the Lands of the
Lord Roper of Tenham's, in the County of Kent; and
Two Third-Parts thereof sequestred for the reputed Recusancy of the said Lord Roper: And that an Ordinance
or Ordinances be brought in for Discharge of the said Sequestration of the said Farms accordingly.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum
of One thousand Pounds of John Milward, of Snetherton
in the County of Derby, Esquire, for a Fine, for his Delinquency; his Offence being, Bearing Arms against the
Parliament; his Estate, Four hundred Ninety-four Pounds
per Annum in Fee-Simple, One hundred and Fifty Pounds per
Annum in Reversion: Out of which Twenty-eight Pounds
Fifteen Shillings per Annum is issuing for Rent-charges,
and Fee-Farm Rents: Which is allowed: Also the said
Estate is charged with the Payment of One thousand
Pounds to Mary Milward an Infant, for which Eighty
Pounds per Annum is now paid.
An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto John Milward, of Snetherton in the County of Derby, Esquire, for
his Delinquency, and for Discharge of the Sequestration
of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for
Ordered, That the Declaration appointed by former
Order to be brought in, for vindicating the Rights of the
Parliament of England, be taken into Consideration, the
next Business, after the Reports from the Committee at
Upon the Report of the Fine of Thomas Liegh, of Adlington, Esquire, for his Delinquency, and Discharge of
It is Ordered, That the said Report be re-committed.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of the Inhabitants
of the Garison of Ailesbury be referred to the Committee
Mr. Whitelock brings Answer from the Lords, That
they were in Consideration of the Propositions; and would
give as speedy an Answer concerning them as possibly
they could, by Messengers of their own.
Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes reported the Declaration for
asserting the Rights of the Parliament of England.
The which was twice read; and, upon the Question,
re-committed; and ordered to be brought in To-morrow
Morning; and to be cast into such a Form, as may be fit
to be an Introduction to the Propositions relating to both
Resolved, &c. That a Copy of the Letter of 3 Aprilis
last, sent from the King from Oxford, to the Marquis of
Ormond into Ireland, be communicated to the Lords;
and likewise the Vote of this House, of the Ninth of
this instant June, upon the said Letter; and the Lords
Concurrence desired to the said Vote: And that the said
Vote, and a Copy of the said Letter, may be sent to the
Kingdom of Scotland, to the Committee of Estates residing with their Army, and to the King.
Resolved, &c. That a Minute of a Letter be brought
in, for the Sending of the said Letter from his Majesty, and
the Vote thereupon, to the Kingdom of Scotland, the Committee of Estates residing with their Army, and to the
Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes, Mr. Holles, Sir Arthur Hesilrige, and Mr. Reynolds, are appointed to prepare and
bring in this Letter.
An Answer to the Commissioners of Scotland, touching
the State of the Accompts and Arrears of the Monies due
to their Armies and Kingdom, was this Day read; and,
upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent
to the Commissioners of Scotland residing here in a Letter
from Mr. Speaker; and was in hæc verba;
We, the Commons of England, in Parliament assembled, having declared to your Lordships, That there is
no further Use of continuing the Scottish Army in the
Kingdom of England; and that we would provide an
Hundred thousand Pounds for the Scotts Army; Fifty
thousand Pounds thereof to be paid upon the Delivery up
of all the Garisons, except Barwick (which is to be ordered and disposed according to the Treaty); and the other
Fifty thousand Pounds when they shall be in the Kingdom of Scotland; we have, in pursuance thereof, appointed a Committee for the Providing of the said Sum;
which we shall take care to see paid accordingly: But
whereas, by a Letter from the Parliament of Scotland, of
the Third of February 1646, according to the Stile of
that Kingdom, they do demand of the Houses of Parliament of England, to make Payment, before the Third of
May next, of the Sums of Money duly owing by them to
that Kingdom, and their Armies in England and Ireland,
according to the Treaties between the Two Kingdoms;
the Accompt whereof will be given in by their Commissioners; this House (although the Parliament of England was not engaged to pay all Money due to Scotland by
a Day), to the end they might apply themselves to such
Courses as might give the Parliament of Scotland all possible Satisfaction, did, upon the Twenty-sixth of the said
February, desire of your Lordships, that the Accompt
might be delivered in to them accordingly; which they
have ever since expected: But although the Money, by
the Parliament of Scotland, was positively demanded by
the Third of May last, yet from that Third of February,
until the Twentieth of May last, this House never heard
any Word concerning the said Accompt, although again
desired: And, whereas, in the last Letter, your Lordships
press, that both Houses would appoint Commissioners, to
join with the Commissioners of the Parliament of Scotland,
to clear and adjust the Accompts, and remove all Differences, concerning the same, as a Way unto which they
are obliged by the Ninth Article of the Treaty between
the Kingdoms; this House conceiveth That Ninth Article to refer only to Matters of Difference that shall happen to arise between the Subjects of the Two Nations;
which are to be determined by the mutual Advice and
Consent of both Kingdoms, or their Committees; and
cannot properly be applied to the Matter of Accompt; or
at least cannot be made use of, till an Accompt be first
made, upon which Differences do arise: For although the
clearing and adjusting those Accompts may possibly, in
time, be thought necessary to be referred to Committees
of both Nations, and that Commissioners may be appointed, under the Great Seal, for the Ends and Purposes
desired by our Commissioners in October last; yet, until
we may understand what is demanded of us by the Kingdom of Scotland, both in relation to that Kingdom, and
their Armies, we hold it contrary to the Course of all
Proceedings, to refer to Committees what the House is
not possessed of, or to go about to surcharge or discompt,
until we see what will be demanded as due, and what acknowledged to have been received upon the State of your
Accompt: Wherefore we again most earnestly desire your
Lordships, that we may, from you, understand what the
Sums are that are demanded by the Kingdom of Scotland,
as due, not only to their Armies, but to the Kingdom,
in all Relations whatsoever; that we may take such speedy
Course for the Satisfaction thereof, as your Lordships, and
all the World, may see the Clearness and Justness of our
Intentions towards you; and may remove all Jealousies
and Misunderstandings between the Two Nations.
A Letter from Captain Francis Maissy, from the Fleet,
of 9 Junii 1646; and a Petition inclosed, from the said
Captain F. Maissy, directed to this House; and a Copy of
the Lords Order for the Commitment of the said Captain
Francis Maissy; were all this Day read.
The Question was propounded, Whether Captain Francis Maissy, now Prisoner in the Fleet, shall be forthwith
released from his Imprisonment, without paying any Fees:
And the Question being put, Whether this Question
shall be now put;
It passed with the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That Captain Francis Maissy, now Prisoner in the Fleet, be forthwith released from his Imprisonment, without paying any Fees.
And it is Ordered, That the Warden of the Fleet be
required to bring the said Captain Maissy to the House
To-morrow Morning; to the end he may be discharged
Resolved, &c. That the Warden of the Fleet be required
and injoined to bring to the House, To-morrow Morning
at Nine of Clock, Captain Francis Maissy, his Prisoner.
Resolved, &c. That Edward Wrench, of Bostock in the
County of Chester, Husbandman, who standeth sequestred
for his Delinquency to the Parliament, for forsaking his
own Habitation, and residing in the Enemy's Quarters,
his Estate being a Lease, for Nine Years to come, of the
Value of Fifteen Pounds Sixteen Shillings per Annum,
shall be, and is hereby, freed and discharged of his Delinquency, and of and from all Seizure and Sequestration of
his said Estate: And that all Committees for Sequestration, and other Persons whatsoever, employed by the Parliament, or by any Authority derived from the Parliament,
do take notice hereof, and yield a ready Obedience hereunto; he the said Edward Wrench having testified his Affections to the Parliament, by serving in Arms for them
for the Space of these Two Years last past, or thereabouts.