DIE Jovis, 13 die Martii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Taylor.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Letters from L. Mowbray and L. Howard, for Passes to go beyond Sea.
The Lord General acquainted the House, "That he
received this Morning Two Letters, One from the Lord
Mowbray and Maltravers, the other from the Lord
Howard of Charlton;" which were commanded to be
read, as followeth:
"Having His Majesty's Licence to go beyond Sea,
I am now a Suitor to your Lordship (as I was formerly
by some of my Friends), for your Pass to go securely
through your Quarters, with my Servants, Horses, and
necessary Baggage. I assure your Lordship, I will no
Way abuse your Favour therein, but acknowledge
it for a very great Favour to
From Oxford, 11th March, 1644.
"Moubray & Matravers.
"For the Earl of Essex."
"I have Licence from His Majesty to go into Holland;
and am now a Suitor to your Lordship, to give me a
a Pass, to go securely through your Quarters, for
myself, Horses, and Servants, and what necessary
Baggage I should travel with; and, if you please, likewise to enable me thereby to make same Stay at Charlton, in the County of Wilts, till I can get some few
Business settled (fn. *) which lie upon my Hands. And
here I pass my Honour to your Lordship, in no
Kind to abuse the Favour. So I rest, my Lord,
Oxford, March, the 11th 1644.
"Howard de Ch.
"For the Earl of Essex."
Refused by the House.
Ordered, That this House declared their Dissent
herein; and that the Lord General should not grant the
Two Lords any Passes as is desired.
Pass for some Spaniards and Dutchmen to Dartmouth, to recover Silver there.
Ordered, That a Pass be granted to Gio De Franchi
and Gio Battanues his Man, to go to Dartmouth, and to
return by Sea or Land, with Three Chests of Silver
belonging to the Ambassador of Spaine, his Part of the
Lading of Barrels shipped, and His Majesty's Warrant
Ordered to be restored to his Lordship; and another Pass,
for Roberto Vaque and Baldazar Weryois and Ubertus
Scoliers, Dutchmen, and Joos Sadale their Servant, to go
to Oxford, and from thence to Dartmouth, to procure Restitution of Twelve Chests of Silver, and other Goods
in the same, belonging unto them.
Suits in Chancery against the E. of Chesterfield and L. Rich.
Ordered, That the Committee for Privileges (fn. †) do
meet To-morrow, in the Afternoon, to consider of
the (fn. ‡) Case of the Earl of Chesterfield, and the Lord
Rich, concerning the sending of Letters to them,
to summon into the Chancery; and to report to this
Message to the H. C. to expedite sundry Particulars.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page:
1. To put them in Mind of Mr. Sharpe for to (fn. *) be
Minister of Sundritch, and Mr. Harbourne for to be
Minister of Chevein, both in Kent; and to desire their
2. To desire Concurrence to the Order for Printing
of the Directory.
3. That they will expedite the List for the New
Model of the Army.
4. To expedite the Ordinance lately sent down, for
the Election and Establishing of Elders in every Congregation.
Countess of Peterborough's Petition, for Mr. Mawd to have Possession of the Parsonage of Mickleham.
Upon reading the Petition of Elizabeth Countess
Dowager of Peterburgh; shewing, "That whereas the
Church of Mickleham, in the County of Surry, became
void, upon the Death of Mr. Nelson, late Incumbent
there, whereunto the Petitioner, having just Right
of Presentation, presented one Francis Mawd; and,
by a former Petition, it was Ordered, That Mr.
Doctor Mason, Chancellor to the Bishop of that
Diocese, should, upon Sight of the said Order, institute and induct the said Mawd into the Parsonage
of Mickleham, which he did accordingly, and Mr.
Mawd did for above Two Months together constantly
officiate in the said Cure; yet now one Mr. Hill,
who was put in upon the Sequestration of Mr. Nelson,
doth officiate in the said Cure; and the Committee of
Kingston in Surry hath Ordered, that the said Mr.
Mawde shall not officiate there in the said Cure (though
the Sequestration be taken off by the Committee
for Plundered Ministers), under Pretence that the said
Mr. Mawd hath not obtained an Approbation by the
Assembly of Divines, although the said Mr. Mawd
hath several Times attended the Assembly, and desired
to be examined; but their Answer hath been, that,
in regard the Sequestration was taken off, [ (fn. *) they
conceived] they had no Power to examine him."
Hereupon it is Ordered, That the said Mr. Mawd
shall be permitted to officiate in the said Cure, and have
the Possession of the said Church and Parsonage-house,
with all the Rights to them belonging, so that thereby
the Petitioner's Right of Inheritance may be maintained,
and the said Mr. Mawd may quietly enjoy the said Parsonage, according to the Laws of the Kingdom, without
the Interruption of the said Committee, or any Person
Justice Reeves, Leave to be absent.
Ordered, That Mr. Justice Reeves hath Leave to go
to his (fn. †) House in Norwich, for his Health; and his
Absence is excused until the Week after Easter next.
Ordinance concerning Martial Law.
Next, the House was adjourned into a Committee during Pleasure, to take into Consideration the Ordinance
concerning Martial Law.
The House being resumed, the said Ordinance was
reported, and Agreed to; and Ordered to be ingrossed,
and sent down to the House of Commons, for their Concurrence.
Answer from the H. C.
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page returned with this
That they do agree to the Order for the Printing of
the Directory. (Here enter it.) Concerning the List of
the new Model of the Army, they are in present Consideration of it; concerning the Ordinance for appointing
of Elders, and concerning Mr. Sharpe and Mr. Harbourne, they will send an Answer by Messengers of their
Message from thence, to fit a while.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Walter Longe, &c.
To desire that their Lordships would please to fit a
while, for they have some Business to impart to their
The Answer returned was:
This House will sit a while, as is desired.
Staveley & Uxor.
Ordered, That the Cause of Mr. Stavely, between
him and his Wife, shall be heard the 16th of April next,
at which Time all the Persons named in the Petition shall
appear in Person.
E. of Stamford's Petition for 2000l. out of Delinquents Estates.
Upon reading the Petition of Henry Earl of Stamford; shewing, "That he having formerly made known
his great Wants and Sufferings, occasioned by the
destroying Enemy, who hath so much impoverished
his Tenants, by their continual Plunderings, and great
Taxes imposed upon them for the Maintenance of the
Parliament Forces, little or no Rent can be raised out
of his said Lands, for the Support and Maintenance
of his Family; he humbly desires, that, if he can
discover to the Sum of Two Thousand Pounds, out of
the Estate of any Malignants not yet discovered, that
it may be granted unto him upon Accompt, by Ordinance of Parliament."
Ordered, To be recommended to the House of
Commons; and accordingly it was sent down to the
House of Commons, by Sir Edw. Leech and Mr. Page.
Mrs. Nicholson's Petition, for an Allowance out of her Husband's Living.
Upon reading the Petition of Mary Nicholson; desiring,
"That she may have the Fifth Part of her Husband's
Living of Stapleford Tawny, in the County of Essex,
it being sequestered from him by the Houses:" It is
Ordered, To be recommended to the Committee for
Sequestrations, to give Relief therein.
Report concerning the Book called Britannicus.
Mr. Justice Reeves reported, "That he and Mr. Serjeant Whitfield have perused the Book called Brittanicus; and they find One Passage concerning His Majesty very derogatory and scandalous."
Which being read, it is Ordered, That the supposed
Author, Captain Awdley, shall be brought in safe Custody
before this House To-morrow Morning; and the Printer
to be brought in Custody likewise.
Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Christopher Yelverton Knight and Baronet:
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in an Ordinance
(fn. *) for a Tax to be laid upon the County of Gloucester.
(Here enter it.)
Read Thrice, and Agreed to.
and for a Conference about new modeling the Army.
2. To desire a Conference, so soon as may stand with
their Lordships Conveniency, concerning the List for
the new Model of the Army.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to the Ordinance for the
assessing the County of Gloucester; and that they will
give a present Conference, in the Painted Chamber, as
Marquis De Fertambo to transport Horses.
Ordered, That the Marquis De Fertambo shall have
Liberty to transport Two Geldings into France.
The Earl of Denbigh and the Lord Viscount Say &
Seale are appointed to report this next Conference.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the
Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the
House was resumed.
Report of the Conference about the List for the new Model of the Army.
The Earl of Denbigh reported the Effect of this Conference:
"That the House of Commons took Notice of their
Lordships Message this Day, for Expedition of the
List concerning the new Model of the Army; and,
upon Consideration thereof, the House of Commons
finds there are great Alterations in the List; and their
Opinion is, That the Recommendations of the Houses
is against the Ordinance of Parliament passed; and
that a Recommendation is inconvenient, and of the
Nature of a Command to Sir Thomas Fairfaix; therefore not be admitted. That, upon Consideration of
the whole Matter, the House of Commons do adhere
to the List as it was sent up to their Lordships; and
for these Reasons:
"1. Because Sir Thomas Fairefaix hath nominated
these Officers by Ordinance of Parliament;
and the House of Commons received Satisfaction of their Fitness to be employed in this
Service, and nothing hath appeared from their
Lordships to the contrary.
"2. It is conducing to the Service, that the Officers to command under Sir Tho. Fairefaix
should receive the Obligation to be named
"3. That the Disputes between the Houses, concerning the Deserts of the Officers, wherein
they differ, cannot but prove most dangerous,
and draw a Disobligation on any that shall be
pretermitted, and Difference amongst themselves; and will take up so much Time, as,
considering the Conjuncture of our Affairs,
may leave us without any Army to make
Opposition against the Enemy.
"The Ordinance hath left the Nomination of
the Officers to Sir Thomas Fairefaix; and the
House of Commons hath thereupon forborn
any Recommendation; and cannot consent to
any, for the Reasons before expressed: Therefore they desire their Lordships would please
to take the same into Consideration."
Ordered, That this Business now reported shall be
taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning, the First
Business; and the Lords are to have Notice to be
"An Ordinance for the Continuance of a Weekly
Assessment on the County of Gloucester, and
on the City and County of the City of Gloucester.
Ordinance to continue the Weekly Assessment in Gloucester.
"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 County of Gloucester, Hereford, Monmouth,
Glamorgan, Brecknocke, 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
Gloucester: 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 Gloucester the Sum
of One Thousand Pounds per 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 Sixteenth Day of January last past, and so to be
Weekly paid, for the Space of Nine Months from
thenceforth next ensuing, 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."
Directory for Public Worship to be printed.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That this Directory,
and Ordinance concerning it, be forthwith printed and
published, wherein Mr. Henry Roborough and Mr.
Adoniram Byfeild, the Scribes of the Assembly of Divines, are required to use all possible Care and Diligence, that it be from Time to Time faithfully and
exactly done: And, for preventing of all Abuses
therein, it is further Ordered, That no Person or
Persons whatsoever shall presume to print or re-print
the same, in any Volume, but only such as shall be appointed and authorized thereunto by the said Scribes;
and that no Person or Persons shall presume to sell,
barter, or any Way to spread or convey, any Books
or Copies of the said Directory, printed without the
Appointment abovesaid, upon Pain and Forfeiture of
the whole Impression, if any such be so printed, and
of all such Books or Copies thereof as shall be offered
to Sale, Bartering, or be any other Ways spread
abroad; and all and every Person offending in any
of the Premises to be liable to such further Punishment, as the Contempt of an Ordinance of Parliament
House adjourned till 9a cras.