DIE Mercurii, 2 die Octobris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Bridge.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
Collins, King's Musician, Petition for Wages.
Upon reading the Petition of Tymothy Collins, One
of the Musicians to His Majesty in Ordinary; desiring,
That some Consideration may be taken, for the paying of the Arrears of his Wages, due unto him for
Three Years and upwards, whereby he may be relieved in his great Necessity:" Hereupon this House
Ordered, To recommend this Petition to the House
of Commons, and desire them to take the Wants of the
Petitioner into Consideration, and give him some Relief to supply his Wants.
Ordinance for the Seven associated Counties of Suff. &c. under the Earl of Manchester.
The Lord North reported, "That the Committee
have considered of the Ordinance concerning the
Seven associated Counties; and they have thought
(fn. *) fit to make some Alterations, which they offer to
the Consideration of this House:"
And the Ordinance being read, this House Agreed
to the said Ordinance with those Alterations.
Order for 500 l. to Col. Massey.
Next, the Order brought formerly from the House
of Commons, for paying Five Hundred Pounds to
Colonel Massey's Forces, was read, and Agreed to.
(Here enter it.)
Ordinance for a Weekly Assessment in Gloucestershire.
Also the Ordinance for assessing of Eleven Hundred
Pounds a Week upon the County of Gloucester, &c.
was read the Second Time; and the House was adjourned into a Committee during Pleasure, to take the
same into Consideration.
The House being resumed, the Ordinance was read
the Third Time, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
Vincent to be paid 200 l. on quitting the Living of St. Buttolph's.
Upon reading the Petition of John Vincent, Minister
of Buttolphs without Bishopsgate, London; shewing,
That he being promised Two Hundred Pounds by
some of the Parishioners, before a Committee of
this House, if he would quit that Living, and provide
himself elsewhere; and he being ready to leave the
said Place, desires that the said Two Hundred Pounds
may be paid him, according to the Promise of the
Hereupon this House Ordered, That the Sequestrators do either pay the said Two Hundred Pounds, or
appear before this House to shew Cause why they do
not pay it.
Message from H. C. with an Order and an Ordinance.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Bainton and others;
To desire Concurrence in these Particulars following:
1. An Order to pay to the Judge Advocate (fn. *) to the
Commissioners for Martial Affairs One Hundred Pounds,
upon Accompt. (Here enter it.)
2. An Ordinance for paying One Thousand Pounds
to Sir Walter Erle, for to be distributed to Reformadoes. (Here enter it.)
Read, and Agreed to.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to the Two Orders now
Cogan, Comptroller of the Mint, arrested.
Upon reading the Petition of Henry Cogan, Comptroller of His Majesty's Mint; shewing, "The Officers
of the Mint have divers Privileges belonging to
them; yet he hath been arrested, by one Wm.
Hawkes, a Serjeant at Mace, at the Suit of one
Ralph Peckman, contrary to his Privilege; therefore
he desires Relief herein, and that the Petitioner and
his Bail may be freed from the said Action:" It is
Parties sent for.
Ordered, That the said Peckman and Hawkes shall
appear forthwith before this House, and shew Cause
why they arrested the said Cogan.
Fortescue, Duke of Lorrain's Agent, to have his Papers restored to him.
The Lord North reported from the Committee concerning the Duke of Lorraine's Agent, "That whereas Anthony Fortescue Esquire hath continued here, for
the Space of about Eleven Years last past, Agent or
Resident for the Duke of Lorraine, and hath been
so allowed and approved by the King's Majesty; and
his Papers, and other Particulars formerly taken
from him restored to him, upon the Consideration
only of his being a Public Minister, by Order of
the House of Commons, July 24, 1641: The Committee are of Opinion, and think it just and meet,
that the Writings and other Things lately taken from
the said Anthony Fortescue be restored to him; and
that his Servant, now in Prison, be released."
Which Opinion this House approved of; and Ordered to send to the House of Commons, to desire
their Concurrence herein.
Ordinance for Mr. Clarkson to be Minister of Kirklington.
Next, an Ordinance was Thrice read, to nominate
Mr. Clarkson to be Minister of the Church of Kirklington,
in the County of Yorke, as Mr. Daggett formerly had:
And it being Agreed to, it is Ordered, To be sent
to the House of Commons, to desire their Concurrence
Message to the H. C. with it, and the One for the Seven associated Counties of Suff. &c. under the E. of Manchester; and that the Lords agree to Two brought from the H.C.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Rob't Rich and Mr. Page:
To desire their Concurrence in the Ordinance concerning the Seven associated Counties, with the Alterations.
2. To let them know, that this House agrees to the
1. For assessing Eleven Hundred Pounds Weekly
in the County of Glouc.
2. For paying Five Hundred Pounds to Colonel
3. To desire their Concurrence in the Ordinance for
making Mr. Clarkson, Chaplain to the Lord Fairfaix,
Parson of Kirtlington, in the County of Yorke.
Ordinance concerning Sir James Plamer's Jewels.
Next, was read the Ordinance concerning Sir James
Palmer's Jewels, and it was Agreed to, with a Proviso,
and Ordered to be sent down to the House of Commons, to desire their Concurrence therein.
Mr. Thayne, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod's Petition, for the Re-possession of Windfor Little Park, and an Indemnification for his Damages sustained there.
Upon reading the Petition of Alexander Thayne
Esquire, Gentleman of the Black Rod; shewing, "That,
on the First of November, 1629, His Majesty did
confer upon James Maxwell Esquire, Gentleman of
the Black Rod (in Right of the said Office), the
Custody of the Little Park of Windsor, and did, by
(fn. *) Advice and Assent of the Knights of the most
Honourable Order of the Garter then assembled in
Chapter, annex the same to the said Office for ever;
that His Majesty did, by His Letters Patents, dated
12 Septemb. in the Eighteenth Year of His Reign,
join the Petitioner in the said Office with Mr. Maxwell, and allow the ancient Fee of Twelve Pence
per Diem, payable out of the Receipt of the Exchequer, for the Execution of the Place.
"That there is also belonging to the said Office a
Dwelling-house within the Castle of Windsor, and a
Fee for the Custody of the said Park payable by
the Receiver of the Revenue of the said Castle: All
which Premises the said Mr. Maxwell did receive and
enjoy, and did yield the Possession and Benefit of
them all unto the Petitioner, upon his Admission into
the said Place.
"That (my Lord General making his First Winter
Quarters at Windsor) his Soldiers destroyed all the
Deer of the said Park, being above Five Hundred,
and burnt up all the Pales, and consumed a Stack of
Hay of the Petitioner's, worth One Hundred Pounds;
and since, the Committee for the Revenue hath sequestered the same, and let it to Colonel Ven.
"Now his humble Suit to their Lordships is,
That their Lordships would be pleased to recommend the Business to the Committee for
the Revenue, with their Lordships Desire that
they would re-possess the Petitioner of the
said Park, and pay him the Fees that are
in Arrear, and give him such Allowance for
his Losses as they shall think fit."
The Earls of Pembrooke and Sarum avouched in the
House, "That they did know of the King's adding the
Little Park to the Place of the Gentleman Usher
of the Black (fn. †) Rod."
Hereupon this House Ordered, To recommend the
said Petition to the Committee for the Revenue, as is
desired in the Petition.
Brookes and Calverly.
Upon reading the Petition of Captain Brookes; complaining, "That he is molested unjustly by one Calverly, upon a Business which hath received a Determination in the Court of Admiralty:"
It is Ordered, That the said Calverley shall give
his Answer to the said (fn. †) Petition, why he molesteth the
said Brookes, by this Day Sevennight.
Paske and Ayres.
Upon reading the Petition of Dr. Paske; complaining, "That one Ayres refuses to pay him what is due
to him, according to an Order of this House:"
It is Ordered, That the said Ayres shall pay the
Money due to Dr. Paske, or else appear before this
House, and shew Cause to the contrary.
Ordinance for 500 l. for Colonel Massey's Forces.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, That the Committee of the Lords and
Commons for Advance of Monies at Habberdashers
Hall do forthwith issue and pay Five Hundred Pounds,
upon Accompt, to the Members of the House of Commons that are of the Committee of Gloucester, or such
as they shall appoint to receive the same, to be sent
immediately to Colonel Massey (upon Accompt), towards the Payment of the Forces under his Command."
"An Ordinance for a Weekly Assessment on the
County of Gloucester, and on the City and
County of the City of Gloucester.
Ordinance for a Weekly Assesiment in Gloucestershire.
"Whereas the Committee nominated in a former
Ordinance of Parliament, for raising and maintaining
of Horse and Foot for the Garrison of Gloucester,
and for the Counties of Gloucester, Hereford, Monmouth, Glamorgan, Brecknock, and Radnor, are not
able, by the Ordinances of Sequestration of Delinquents and Papists Estates, and the Ordinance of
raising Monies, by taxing such as have not contributed, or not according to their Estates, to raise such
present Sums of Money as are expedient for the
Maintenance of the present Forces within the said
Garrison and County of Glouc.: It is therefore Ordained, and be it hereby Ordained, by the Lords
and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the
said Committee nominated in the said Ordinance, or
any Four or more of them, shall have, and hereby
hath, Power and Authority to rate and tax, upon
the said County of Glouc. the Sum of One Thousand
Pounds a Week, and on the said City and County
of the said City of Gloucester the Sum of One Hundred Pounds a Week, to begin from the 16th Day of
August last past, and so to be Weekly paid, for the
Space of Five Months, unless the said Houses of Parliament shall make any other Order concerning the
same, to be rated, taxed, levied, and collected, in such
Sort, Manner and Form, as is prescribed in the former
Ordinances of the Weekly Assessments, and in Lieu
of the said Weekly Assessments, and to be employed
for and towards the Maintenance of the said Forces,
in the said Garrison and County of Gloucester, and City
and County of the City of Gloucester aforesaid: And,
for preventing Disorders in raising Horse, levying Monies, and taking and seizing Goods without Authority, it
is hereby Ordered and Ordained, by the said Lords
and Commons in Parliament assembled, That from
henceforth no Horse shall be there raised, or Money
levied, or Goods taken, of any Person or Persons, without Consent and Order of the said Committee, or the
major Part of them then present, expressed by Warrant under their Hands; and that no free Quarter
shall be assigned or taken of the Inhabitants under
Contribution, by the Commanders and Officers of
Horse and their Troopers, but by like Order and
Consent of the said Committee, by Warrant as
aforesaid; and so long Time as any of the said
Troopers have free Quarter, they are to have but
Half Pay, and the Officers to allow in Proportion
out of their Pay: And that all Officers and Soldiers, both Horse and Foot, shall be paid according
to the late Establishment of my Lord General's Army; and no Commander or Officer there shall receive Pay, but such as duly attend their Charge,
unless otherwise specially employed in Service of the
Parliament; and that no other Commander or Officer shall be paid, but such as are received now into
Service, and such as shall be hereafter received and
approved of by the said Committee, or the major
Part of them; and that no Officer or Commander
shall receive Pay there as an Officer and Commander,
both Horse and Foot, by virtue of any Commission
granted to any One Person for Horse and Foot, except
Colonel Massey, Governor of Gloucester; and that all
such Horse, Beasts, and Cattle, as shall be taken
and driven, by any of the Forces in the said several
Counties, out of the Enemy's Quarters, shall be delivered to the said Committee, or such Persons as
they shall appoint, to the End they may be employed
towards the Public Charge, according to the said
Ordinance, save reasonable Reward to be allowed to
the Soldiers who shall do the said Service, as the
said Committee shall think fit.
"And it is hereby Ordained, That all Commanders,
Officers, and Soldiers, in the said Garrison of Gloucester, and several Counties aforesaid, shall be, and
are hereby required, from Time to Time, aiding and
assisting to the said Committee, in the Execution of
the said former Ordinance, and of this present Ordinance; and that the said Committee, and their
Agents and Assistants, in Execution of the Premises,
shall be saved harmless and protected, by Authority
of Parliament: And lastly it is hereby Ordained,
by the said Lords and Commons, That the said
Committee, or any Five or more of them, may imprison all such as shall make any Attempt, or do
any Act, tending to the Disturbance of the Proceedings of the said Committee, or the Peace of the
said County, and them to fine, not exceeding the
Sum of Ten Pounds upon every such Offender; every
such Offender to remain in Prison until he have satisfied and paid the said Fine, which shall be employed
to the Uses expressed in the said former Ordinance."
Order for 100 l. to the Judge Advocate.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, That the Committee of Lords and
Commons at Habberdashers
Hall do issue forth, and
pay upon Accompt, unto the Judge Advocate to the
Commissioners for Martial Affairs, One Hundred
Pounds, to defray the necessary Charges incident to
the Dispatch of the Affairs of that Commission; and
that the Fines set by the Commissioners shall be paid
in to the Committee at Habberdashers Hall, to be
disposed of for the Service of the Public."
Order for 1000 l. to the English Reformadoes.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That the Commissioners of Excise do advance
a Thousand Pounds, to be paid amongst the English
Reformadoes; and that they shall reimburse themselves at Twelve Months End, with the Consideration
of Eight Pounds per Cent. for the Forbearance thereof;
and that this Thousand Pounds be paid to Sir Walter
Erle and Mr. Knightly, to pay amongst the English
Reformadoes (their Debentures being first made up
and perfected), according to the Extremities of their
particular Necessities; and that, for the Residue due
unto them upon their Debentures, they shall have
the Public Faith of the Kingdom: They are further
to take Care, that the People to whom they are indebted for Diet and Lodging be satisfied: The Houses
do further Order, That, from the Time that the said
One Thousand Pounds shall be paid, and the Public
Faith given, that the said Reformadoes shall be entertained no longer in the Pay of the State."
"26 September, 1644.
(fn. †) "An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, for the maintaining
of the Forces of the Seven associated Counties under the Command of Edward Earl of
Manchester, by a Weekly Payment upon the
said associated Counties, to begin the First
Day of September, and to continue for Four
Months next ensuing.
Ordinance to maintain the Forces in the Seven associated Counties of Suff. Norff. &c. under the Earl of Manchester.
"Whereas the Counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex,
Lincoln, and other Counties with them associated,
out of their loyal Respect to His Majesty, their pious
Disposition to the Peace and Happiness of this Kingdom, in Obedience to the Orders of Parliament,
have raised and maintained to the Number of Fourteen Thousand Horse, Foot, and Dragoons, or
thereabouts, and with them have done many great
Services against the Common Enemy, tending much
to the Safety of the Kingdom; and have also
bought many Arms and Ammunition, and must buy
more, whereby to furnish themselves with a Train
of Artillery; and have been and must be at great
Charges, in maintaining and recruiting the said
Forces, and in keeping several Garrisons, making
and erecting of Fortifications, Magazines, Courts of
Guards, and other Things requisite and necessary for
the Defence and Safety of the said Association
against the Incursions of the Enemy; by all which
Means, the said Association is become much indebted, and, without the speedy raising of large
and considerable Sums of Money, proportionable
to their vast Expences, cannot long subsist in a Condition to keep themselves from Ruin, and to advance
the Public Safety: It is thereupon Ordained, by the
Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, and by
Authority of the same, That, for the Intents and Purposes aforesaid, the several Weekly Sums of Money
hereafter in this Ordinance mentioned shall be
charged, rated, taxed, and levied, upon the several
Counties, according to the Proportions herein expressed, the same to be paid in Weekly to the several
Collectors, and by them to the Treasurer or Treasurers appointed by this Ordinance for the receiving
hereof; that is to say,
"Upon the County of Essex, the Weekly Sum of
One Thousand Six Hundred Eighty-seven Pounds,
"Upon the County of Suffolk, the Weekly Sum of
One Thousand Eight Hundred Seventy-five Pounds.
"Upon the County of Norfolk and City of Norwich,
the Weekly Sum of One Thousand Eight Hundred
"Upon the County of Hertford, the Weekly Sum of
Six Hundred Seventy-five Pounds.
"Upon the County of Cambridge, the Weekly Sum
of Five Hundred Sixty-two Pounds, Ten Shillings.
"Upon the County of Huntington, the Weekly Sum
of Three Hundred and Thirty Pounds.
"Upon the County of Lincolne and City of Lincoln,
the Weekly Sum of One Thousand Two Hundred
Eighteen Pounds, Fifteen Shillings.
"Upon the Isle of Ely, the Weekly Sum of Two
Hundred Twenty-one Pounds, Five Shillings.
"And the said Weekly Payments are to begin from
the First Day of September, in the Year of our Lord
1644, and so to continue Weekly for Four Months
next ensuing from the said First of September.
"And be it further Ordained, That every Person
or Persons, that were to be assessed or taxed by any
former Ordinance of Parliament, shall be assessed and
taxed by this Ordinance; and shall be liable to as
great Forfeitures and Penalties, for not paying of the
Sum or Sums to be assessed, as they should have been
if the same had been assessed by virtue of the last
Ordinance for the Weekly Payment for the said Association, made the 20 of September last; and the
several respective Deputy Lieutenants and Committees, named and trusted within the said Association,
or any Part thereof, by the said recited Ordinance,
to take Care for the assessing, collecting, or levying
of any Monies, are named and trusted by this Ordinance; and have as full Power and Authority given,
by this Ordinance, to nominate and appoint Collectors
and Assessors, and to distrain, fine, and imprison, or
sequester, as they, or any of them, had by virtue of
the said recited Ordinance, in all or any Part of the
said associated Counties.
"And the several Collectors shall pay the several
Sums by them collected, at the Place or several Places
where the Earl of Manchester, and the Committee for
the Association attending the said Earl, shall appoint,
to the Treasurer or Treasurers to be by them named,
which Treasurer or Treasurers are to issue out the
Monies received for the Purposes aforementioned,
according to the Warrants or Directions of the said
Earl of Manchester, and of any Two of the said Committees for the said Association, which shall be appointed thereunto by the said Earl, and a full Committee consisting of One for every County at the least,
and of the Commissary General for the Time being
of the said Earl of Manchester; and that no Monies
be issued out without Order under the Hand of the
said Earl, such Two of the said Committees, and the
said Commissary General, nor yet without the Privity of the whole Committee attending the said Earl.
"And the said Lords and Commons do further Ordain, That all Monies collected, and not disposed of, or
to be collected, upon the Fifth and Twentieth Part of
Mens Estates, or of the last Four Months Pay; and
all the Monies or other Benefit arising by virtue of
any Ordinance for the Third Part of the Sequestration settled upon the Earl of Manchester, shall be paid
unto the Treasurers appointed as aforesaid, and from
thence to issue out again for the Intents and Purposes
aforementioned; and the said Earl and Committee for
the said Association have thereby Power given them
to call all Collectors, Treasurers, or others, that
have, or are thought to have, any of the said Monies
in their Hands, to an Accompt, and to cause the said
Money in their Hands to be paid unto the Treasurers
appointed by the former Ordinances.
"And if any Collectors, Treasurers, or others, shall
refuse to accompt, or to pay in the Monies wherewith they are charged, then the said Earl and Committee shall fine them Double the Sum charged upon
them; which if it be not paid within Six Days after
the Sum is set, and Notice thereof left at his or their
Dwelling-house, it shall be lawful to distrain for the
same; and, if there be not sufficient Distress wherewith to satisfy, then the said Earl and Committee may
imprison the Offender herein, and sequester his Estate,
until the Money charged and Fine set be levied and paid.
"And it is further Ordained, That Four Pence in
the Pound shall be allowed for every Sum of Money
which shall be collected and paid to the said Treasurer, whereof Two Pence shall be for the Collectors,
and Two Pence for the Treasurer; and the said Treasurer shall keep a Register-book of the several Sums
received and paid by them, and shall render an Accompt thereof, unto the said Earl and Committee,
Once every Month at least.
"And be it further Ordained, That Three Commissioners, hereafter to be nominated and appointed, to
reside in the Army, shall take special Care that they
keep constant Correspondency with the Two Houses
of Parliament, and with the Committee of the Members of the House of Commons appointed for the
associated Counties; and that they take such Course,
that no Commander or Officer shall receive any Pay,
but such as duly attend their Charge; and it is desired, that the said Earl of Manchester do admit to his
Council, for the Purposes aforesaid, the said Commissioners residing in his Army, to advise with them,
and arm them with Power to view and examinè the
Musters of the said Army, and to take such Course
as shall be thought most fit, for the preventing of dead
Payments, false Musters, free Quartering without
Warrants, plundering, seizing of Horses or Arms, or
for the avoiding of any other Misdemeanor which
may turn to the Prejudice of the Commonwealth; and
that the said Commissioners shall, Once in a Month,
certify the State of the Army, and give an Account
of their Proceedings unto the Parliament, or to the
aforesaid Committee for the associated Counties, and
likewise certify what further Instructions shall be
agreed upon by the Council of War, touching the
same; and the aforesaid Commissioners shall be nominated and appointed by the Committee for the associated Counties sitting at Cambridge, or the major Part
of them, out of their own Number.
"And be it lastly Ordained, That the said Earl, Deputy Lieutenants, Committees, Collectors, Assessors,
and every One of them, and every other Person that
shall be aiding and assisting to them, or any of them,
in doing any Thing by virtue of this Ordinance, shall
be defended and saved harmless therein, by Authority
of both Houses of Parliament.
"H. Elsynge, Cler. Parl. D. Com.
Septemb, 26, 1644.
"Ordered, by the Commons in Parliament, That this
Ordinance be forthwith printed and published.
"H. Elsynge, Cler. Parl. D. Com."
House adjourned till 9a, Friday Morning next.