Die Lunæ, 5 Martii, 1648.
MR. Lysle reports from the Lords Commissioners
for the Great Seal, the Form of an Oath to be
taken by the Justices of the several Circuits in Wales,
Which was read; and, upon the Question, agreed
unto; and was in hæc verba;
YOU shall well and truly serve the Commonwealth,
in the Office of one of the Justices of Carmarthen, Pembroke and Cardigan, according to the best of your Skill
and Knowledge. So help you God.
Sir Henry Mildmay reports the Arrears due to the
Prince Elector, of his yearly Allowance of Eight thousand
Pounds per Annum; with a List of the Servants and
Retinue that are to go beyond Seas with his Highness.
Ordered, That the Six thousand Five hundred Pounds
Arrear to his Highness the Prince Elector be forthwith
paid unto him, out of the Estates formerly assigned, by
several Ordinances of Parliament, for raising of a Revenue of Eight thousand Pounds for his said Highness:
And that the Estates so assigned shall not be otherwise
disposed of, before the said Sum of Six thousand Five hundred Pounds be first paid unto his said Highness: And in
case any of the said Estates, within the said Ordinances,
shall be compounded for before the said Arrear of Six
thousand Five hundred Pounds shall be satisfied and paid;
then such Composition Money shall be paid to the Treasurer of the Committee for the Revenue of his said Highness, for and towards the Raising, and until the said Sum
of Six thousand Five hundred Pounds be satisfied unto
his said Highness: The Acquittance of which said Officer,
appointed by the said Committee, shall be a sufficient Discharge to all such persons as shall pay the said Composition Monies; and also to the Committee of Goldsmiths
Hall, or any others, authorized and appointed by Parliament for the Making of such Compositions, as if the
said Monies had been paid unto them, or any of them.
A List of his Highness the Prince Elector's Servants.
Johan Frederick de Landas, Steward; his Wife and
James Gallener, Jacob Grasler, his Men.
Jane Coolin, and Elizabeth Collett, his Maids.
La Mott du Pont, Mr. Daniel Lisle, Gentlemen of
Hanswolfe, his Man.
Charles de Waltrum, Ralph Jenings, Gentlemen Waiters.
Tho. Regus, * Campagne, their Men.
John Wilkins, Chaplain.
John Ferne, his Man.
Christian Scholoer, Cofferer.
Frederick Scholoer, his Brother.
Johan Jacob Frays, Secretary.
John Reynolds, his Man.
Johannes Priceous, Bibliothecaris.
Ernestas Byron, Page.
Simon Alcoffe, with his Wife, and a Maid Servant, and
Tobias Mezler, Grooms of the Bedchamber.
Nicolas Entz, Groom of the Back-stairs.
Christopher Rumpolt, Butler, and his Wife.
George Rumpolt, his Brother.
Wendell Hart, Yeoman of the Stable, with his Wife.
Gerhard Vanputt, Nicolas Ferne, Trumpeters, with
their Wives and Children.
George Wendill, Cook.
Philip Heylman, Purveyor.
Hans Close, Taylor, with his Wife.
William Devereux, Conrade Huss, Hans Philip
Diemer, Hans Conrade, John Cenny, Henry Gielbert,
Grooms of the Stable.
Thomas Geldney, Richard Woodkeeper, David Mather,
Christopher Clos, Captain, his Wife and Child, and a
Mr. Starke, Johan Preiswerke, Mr. des Fontaines,
Doctor of Physick, Mr. Samuel Lee.
Thirty Horses, or Geldings, and Three Mares.
That Mr. Wilkins, the Chaplain, may have the Leave
of the House to wait upon his Highness for Six Months,
without Prejudice to his Relation, in the University of
Oxford, being Warden of Wadham College.
Ordered, That this House doth approve of all the
Persons specified in the said List, to have Liberty to go
with his Highness the Prince Elector: And that Mr.
Wilkins shall have Leave for Four Months to wait upon
his Highness, without Prejudice to his Relation in the
University of Oxford.
Ordered, That no other Person be permitted to go with
the Prince Elector, in the Ships appointed for his Convoy, but such as are specified in the said List, besides the
Persons that belong to the said Ships.
Ordered, That the Committee of Wigorne do forthwith
pay, or cause to be paid, unto the Committee for the
Revenue of his Highness the Prince Elector, or to such
Person or Persons as they shall appoint to receive the
same, all such Rents, Sum and Sums of Monies, as they,
or any of them, or any other Persons whatsoever, by their
Order or Appointment, have received out of the Estates of
Sir George Winter Knight, and Sir Walter Blunt Knight,
within the said County of Wigorne, or either of them,
since the same were assigned and appointed, by Ordinance of Parliament, for and towards the Raising of a Revenue for his said Highness: And that the said Committee do henceforth forbear, either by themselves, or
their Officers, to intermeddle further with the Rents and
Profits of the said Estates, as they will answer the Contrary at their Perils.
Mr. Trenchard likewise reports the Desire of the Prince
Elector for the Transport of his Person, and Retinue.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners of
the Admiralty at Sea, to provide a Convoy, and a Ship
of War, for the Transport of the Prince Elector, and
Informations against Bellasis, &c.
Ordered, That the Informations and Letters sent from
the Committee of the County of Durham, concerning Sir
Richard Bellasis, Mr. George Lilborne, and Mr. Tho.
Shadforth, and others, of that Committee, with several
Petitions and Informations, in the Hands of Mr. John
Blackiston, a Member of this House, be referred to the
Northern Committee: And the said Committee, or any
Five of them, are to take the same into speedy Consideration; and examine the same; And that they sit this
Afternoon; and so de die in diem: And that Sir Arthur
Heslerigg and Colonel George Fenwick be added to the
Dissents to Vote 5 Dec.
Mr. Thomas Challener reports from the Committee
appointed to take the Dissents or Disapprovals to the Vote
of Fifth December last, That Mr. Carrant doth disapprove of the said Vote.
House to sit.
Ordered, That this House do sit To-morrow.
Ordered, That the Treasurers of Goldsmiths Hall be
required forthwith (notwithstanding any Anticipation) to
pay Three thousand Pounds to the Treasurers for the
maimed and sick Soldiers; to be disposed of as was
formerly ordered: And that the Committee for the Goods
of the late King do, by Sale thereof, or otherwise, take
care to raise Monies, that Three thousand Pounds be
speedily reimbursed to the Treasurers of Goldsmiths Hall.
Sir John Paulett.
Mr. Ashe reports from Goldsmiths Hall, the Composition of Sir John Paulett, who was within the Articles of
Exeter: According to which Articles, the Fine came to
Three thousand Seven hundred Sixty Pounds Twelve
Resolved, &c. That this House, out of Respect to the
General, doth remit the Fine and Delinquency of Sir
John Paulett Knight: And that an Act be brought for
his suing out his Pardon.
Mr. Ashe reports from the same Committee, touching
the Lord Paulett, That he was within the Articles of Exeter: According to which Articles, his Fine came to Two
thousand Seven hundred Forty-two Pounds: Besides
which he hath settled Two hundred Pounds per Annum on
Lyme: And Fifteen hundred Pounds is to be paid out
of his Estate, to the Lady Drake, by the Ordinance of
The Question being propounded, That this House
doth accept of the Sum of Two thousand Seven hundred
Forty-two Pounds (over and above the Two hundred
Pounds per Annum, settled upon the Town of Lyme, and
the Fifteen hundred Pounds payable out of his Estate to
the Lady Drake) for the Fine, for the Delinquency of
John Lord Paulett; and that an Act be brought in for
his suing out his Pardon;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
|Sir Wm. Masham,
||Tellers for the Yeas:
||With the Yeas,
|Mr. Humfrey Edwards,
||Tellers for the Noes:
||With the Noes,
So the Question passed with the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum
of Two thousand Seven hundred Forty-two Pounds (over
and above the Two hundred Pounds per Annum settled
upon the Town of Lyme, and the Fifteen hundred Pounds
payable out of his Estate to the Lady Drake) for the Fine,
for the Delinquency of John Lord Paulett: His Estate
being, That he hath for his Life, per Annum, Six hundred
Twenty Pounds; in old Rents, for his Life, Three hundred Eighty-nine Pounds; for Three Lives, per Annum,
Five hundred Four Pounds; in old Rents, for Three
Lives, Twelve Pounds Twelve Shillings; for Eight
Years to come, per Annum, Fifteen Pounds; in old Rents,
for Eight Years, per Annum, Thirty-five Pounds; and,
for Fifteen Years, in old Rents, per Annum, Twenty-two
Pounds: And that an Act be brought in for him to sue
out his Pardon accordingly.
Ordered, That the Fifteen hundred Pounds ordered to
be paid to the Lady Drake, out of the Estate of the Lord
Paulett, shall be paid, notwithstanding his Composition.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Army be required,
out of the Monies to be paid for the Compositions of
Wales, to pay unto Colonel Wogan the Monies, which,
by an Order of this House, of the Twentieth of June
last, were to be paid him, upon Accompt, in Part of
his Arrears, out of the Estates of those that have been in
the last Insurrection in South Wales: And that the said
former Order, of the Twentieth of June last, be taken off.
Ordered, That the Report touching taking off Free
Quarter be made To-morrow Morning, the first Business.
Naval Martial Laws.
Colonel Wauton reports from the Council of State
Laws and Ordinances of the Sea, established for the better Government of the Fleet at Sea: Which were this
Day read the First time, at large; and were afterwards
read by Parts.
And the Title being first read, was, with some Amendments, upon the Question, agreed unto.
And every particular Article being read, was put to
the Question; and, with some Amendments, offered at
the Table, upon the Question, were severally assented unto.
And the said Laws and Ordinances, so amended being
put to the Question, passed; and were as followeth; viz.
Laws and Ordinances Martial, established for the better
Government of the Fleet, by Colonel Deane, Colonel Blake, and Colonel Edw. Popham, Commissioners authorized to execute the Place of Admira
and General of the Fleet; as also to the Vice Admiral, Rear Admiral, Captains, Lieutenants, Masters, Masters Mates: and to all other Officers, Mariners, and Seamen, belonging to the Fleet; for
the Service of this Commonwealth: and to all others
whom these Laws and Ordinances shall concern:
Which Laws and Ordinances hereby published, all
the said Persons, respectively and severally, are required and commanded to observe and keep upon
Pains and Penalties therein expressed.
1. ALL Commanders shall endeavour, that Almighty
God be solemnly and reverently served in their respective
Ships, especially on the Lord's Day.
2. Unlawful Oaths and Execrations, and scandalous
Acts, in Derogation of God's Honour, shall be punished
with Loss of Pay, and other Punishments usual at Sea,
as the Council of War shall think fit in their Discretion.
3. All such as shall give, practise, or entertain, Intelligence to or with any Prince, or other Person, being an
Enemy to this Commonwealth, by any manner of Means
or Slights, or have any Communication with them, without
Direction or Leave from the Commissioners, who command as Admiral, or the Chief of every Squadron, shall
be punished with Death.
4. If any Person or Persons employed at Sea, or any
Persons from Land, coming abroad, shall inveigle any
Officer or Seaman belonging to the Navy to revolt from
their Duty, by offering any Petition or otherwise, to the
Prejudice of the present State and Government; the Person or Persons so offending shall be liable to be tried by
a Council of War; and punished either by Death, or
otherwise, according to the Nature of the Offence, in the
Judgment of the said Council of War.
5. No Person or Persons of the Fleet shall relieve
the Enemy with Money, Victuals, Ammunition, Arms,
either directly or indirectly, upon pain of Death: Nor
harbour or conceal any Enemy, or known Delinquent,
on Shipboard; or carry, or endeavour to carry, any such
beyond Sea; upon like Penalty.
6. No Person shall presume to injure and wrong, at
Sea, the known Friends and Allies of this State; nor, in
the Visiting of any Ships or Vessels, either take Goods
by violent Hands, or by Fear and Terror extort them;
upon Pain of Cashiering, and further Punishment, at the
Discretion of the Council of War.
7. All Theft and Robbery shall be punished by the
Council of War, at Discretion.
8. All Officers and Mariners hired to the Service, that
shall run away, or entice others to do the same, shall be
severely punished, as the Council of War shall think fit.
9. No Officer or Seaman shall presume to lie on Shore
without Leave from his superior Officer, upon Pain of
losing Two Days Pay for such First Offence; a Month's
Pay for such Second Offence; and, for such Third Offence, upon Pain of Cashiering: And the Monies so forfeited shall be put into the Chest for Relief of maimed
Seamen and Widows.
10. Whatsoever Officer or Commander shall be convicted of Cowardice or Negligence in the Service, as
lying in Harbour, not pursuing the Chace in time of
Service, not endeavouring to relieve a Friend in View, or
the like, shall be cashiered and liable to such further
Punishment as by the Council of War shall be judged fit.
11. When, at any Service or Action, shall be commanded, no Man shall presume to stop, or put backward,
the said Action or Service, upon Pain of Death.
12. If any Motion be made, or any Speeches used,
by any one, tending to the Carrying away of any Ships
from the Service of the Commonwealth, or to the Prejudice of the Service; every such Offender shall be proceeded against at a Council of War; to be punished by
Death, or otherwise.
13. None shall utter Words of Sedition and Uproar,
or make any mutinous Assemblies, on any Pretence
whatever, upon Pain of severest Punishment.
14. No Person shall conceal mutinous Words which
have been spoken by others, but forthwith acquaint the
superior Officer with them, upon the like Penalty.
15. No Man shall use provoking or reproachful
Words or Acts against any, upon Pain of Imprisonment;
and such other Punishment, as the Council shall think
fit to be inflicted upon Enemies to Discipline and Service.
16. None shall presume to quarrel with his superior
Officer, upon Pain of severe Punishment; nor to strike
any such upon Pain of Death.
17. None shall use any Words tending to the Death of
the Commissioners, or any of them that command as
Admiral, upon Pain of Death.
18. None shall imbezil any Part of the Ship's Tackle
of Furniture, or of the Arms or Ammunition, upon Pain
of present Cashiering; and such further Punishment, as
the Council of War shall think fit.
19. None shall take out of any Prize, any Goods,
Cables, Anchors, or Sails, or any other Thing to her belonging, before the Prize be adjudged a Prize in the
High Court of Admiralty, upon the Pain of Cashiering;
and such further Punishment as the Council of War shall
think fit: And, when a Prize shall be so judged by the
said Court of Admiralty, no Captain or other shall imbezil or make any Dividend of any thing belonging to
the same, with . . . Authority from a Council of War, or
the Commissioners who command as Admiral; upon the
20. All other Crimes and Misdemeanors, not mentioned in these Articles, shall be punished according to
the usual Customs of the Sea.
He likewise reports from the Council of State, a Particular of some reasonable Increase of Salary, for the
Encouragement and Maintenance of the Officers belonging to the Fleet: Which was read.
Ordered, That it be referred back to the Council of
State, to report the former Rates allowed to Officers of
the Fleet, and the Increase now propounded, distinctly;
and propound some Rules, that such Increase be paid only
to such Officers of the Navy, as, upon their Return, shall
deliver up their several Charges, without Imbezilment
of the Stores, or other Abuse to the Commonwealth;
and to report it to the House with Speed.
An Act for the altering of the former Judicial Seal for
the Counties of Denbigh, Mountgomery, and Flynt, was
this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed.
Dissents to Vote 5. Dec.
Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. Lysle, Mr. Scott,
Mr. Holland, Colonel Ludlow, Mr. Luke Robinson, or
any Three of them, to receive what shall be tendered for
Satisfaction, by such Members as have not entered their
Dissent or Disapproval to the Vote of 5 Decembris last,
before the First of March; and to report their Opinions
to the House concerning such Members as they shall
receive Satisfaction from.
An Act for taking away Kingship was this Day read
the First time.
Abolishing House of Peers.
An Act for abolishing the House of Peers was this
Day read the First time.