DIE Veneris, 30 die Maii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Seaman.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
Worsley, Surgeon General in Ireland, Petition to be freed from an Arrest, till he is paid Arrears due to him.
Upon reading the Petition of Benjamin Worsley; shewing, "He was employed in the Parliament's Service
for Ireland, as Chirurgeon General of the whole Army, and hath due for his Service the Sum of Four
Hundred Pounds; and whereas the Petitioner, through
the Defect of Supplies, was constrained there to take
up some Necessaries, to the Value of Thirty Pounds,
for Advance of the said Service, giving his Bond for
the Payment of the said Money here in London:
Therefore the Petitioner desires, he being now arrested upon the said Bond, and like to lie in Execution, to his utter Undoing, that he may be enlarged
till such Time as so much can be paid him."
And this House Resolved, To have it made appear
that so much is due to the Petitioner as is alledged.
Countess of Devon, Leave to go to France.
Ordered, That the Countess of Devon shall have
Leave to go into France, to her Husband, for Three
Message from the H. C. with Orders and Ordinances.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Nicolls, &c.
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in these Particulars:
1. That Ten Thousand Pounds shall be charged upon
the Excise, to be employed for the reducing of Oxon.
2. That Ten Thousand Pounds more than was
charged on Tuesday last shall be charged upon the Credit of the Excise, to be employed upon the Service of
(fn. *) the Siege of Oxon.
3. An Ordinance for the executing Martial Law in
the Garrison of Plymouth. (Here enter it.)
4. An Ordinance for continuing the Kentish Regiment
at Plymouth for Four Months longer, under the Command of Colonel Birch. (Here enter it.)
5. An Ordinance for the discharging of the Delinquency of Sir John Kaye, Knight and Baronet.
The Answer returned was:
That to the Ordinance concerning Sir John Kay, their
Lordships will take it into Consideration, and send an
Answer by Messengers of their own: To all the rest of
the Particulars, their Lordships do (fn. †) agree.
Man and Moore; for abusing Gen. Crawford, and refusing to release his Servant:
This Day Man the Constable, and Moore,
were brought to this Bar; and the Depositions concerning the Abuse of Major General Crawford and the rest
were read: To which they pleaded, That they never
spoke the Words: Hereupon it is Ordered, That this
House will hear the Witnesses vivâ voce To-morrow
Morning on both Sides; in the mean Time, the said
Man and Moore may have Liberty to go abroad upon
Bail, to prepare for their Defence; they desiring to be
"Memorandum, quod 30 die Maii, 1645, Richardus
Man, de Parochia Sancti Martini in Campis, Com.
Midd. recognovit se debere Domino Regi Cent. Libras;
et Thomas Moore, de Sancti Martini in Campis prædict. recognovit, se debere Domino Regi
Zuingenta Libras; et Georgius Cooper, de eadem Parochia, recognovit se debere Domino Regi
Zuingenta Libr.; &
Matheus Goslyn de eadem Parochia, recognovit se debere Domino Regi
Zuingenta Libr. levari de Bonis,
Catallis, Terris, et Tenementis suis, ad usum Domini
"The Condition of this Recognizance, That if the
above-bounden Ric'd Man and James Moore do Personally appear before the Lords in Parliament the
31th of this present Month of May, that then this
Recognizance to be void; else to be in full Force and
Col. Fielding's Exchange agreed to.
The House being informed of the Quality and Condition of those Officers that are propounded to be exchanged for Colonel Feilding, and their Lordships being
satisfied of the Worth of the Persons;
Agreed with the House of Commons in the said
May's Petition, to be Remembrancer of First Fruits.
A Petition of Thomas May was read; (fn. †) desiring, "He
may have the Office of the Remembrancer of the First
Fruits bestowed upon him:"
And it is Ordered, To be recommended to the
House of Commons.
Ld. Roberts added to the Committee for the West.
Ordered, That the Lord Robertes shall be added to
the Committee for the Western Affairs.
Committee for Forts and Garrisons.
Ordered, That the Quorum of the Committee for
Forts and Garrisons be reduced to Two Lords and Four
Commoners; and the Concurrence of the House of Commons to be desired herein.
Message to the H. C. about the foregoing Subjects; and for the Arrears of Creation-money to be paid the Peers.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Mr. Serjeant Fynch and Mr. Page:
1. To recommend the Petition of Thomas May to
2. To desire that the Arrears of Creation-money may
be paid to the Peers.
3. To desire that the Quorum of the Committee for
Forts and Garrisons may be reduced to Two Lords and
4. That my Lord Robertes may be added to the
Ld. Herbert, Ld. Dacres, and Lady Grandison, versus the D. of Richmond et al. about Sutton Marsh.
This Day being appointed for hearing the Cause,
between the Lord Phillip Herbert, the Lord Dacres, and
the Lady Grandison, against the Duke of Richmond and
others; the Counsel for the Plaintiffs were ready at the
Bar: But no Counsel appearing for the Defendants,
Affidavit was made at (fn. ‡) the Bar, by Edward Potkin,
"That he served the Order of the Lords, of the 28th
of April last, upon John Lang ford, Solicitor to the
Defendants, on the 21th Day of this Instant May, for
hearing the Cause this Day." Upon this, an Affidavit of John Langford was read; setting forth, "That
he, for the Space of these Two Years, (fn. ||) hath not been
Agent, nor intermeddled with the Business, nor hath
any Directions, Instructions, or Commission, from the
Duke of Richmond, or any of his Officers, concerning
the same, nor any the Books or Writings concerning
the said Cause, in his Hands or Custody."
The House taking this into Consideration, and that
Beverly Wymberley, One of the Defendants, is since dead,
and the rest are with the King, appointed some Lords to
consider of the Progress of the Business, and of the Way
and Course of Proceedings as is fit to put this Business
in, and report the same to this House:
Any Two, to meet on Monday Morning, at Nine of
the Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings; and the
Judges to be Assistants.
Ordinance for Martial Law in Plymouth.
"It is Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Committee who now
have the Government of the Garrison of Plymouth,
or any Three of them, shall have Power, and are
hereby authorized, to execute Martial Law, within
the Garrison of Plymouth, according to the Articles
published by the Earl of Essex, and used in the Army
under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairefax."
Ordinance to continue the Kentish Regiment in Plymouth Four Months longer.
"Whereas there hath been a late Agreement, between the Committee for the Safety of Plymouth,
Poole, and Lyme, &c. and the Committee for the
County of Kent, for the Continuance of a Kentish Regiment of Foot, under the Command of Colonel Birch,
at Plymouth, for Four Months, from the First of February last, according to such Articles and Propositions, and upon such Consideration, as is expressed
in a late Ordinance of Parliament, of the 15th of
March last past; and whereas, at the Instance of the
said Committee for the Safety of Plymouth, the said
Committee for the County of Kent having taken into
their Consideration the Importance of the further
Continuance of the said Regiment in the West for
Four Months next ensuing the First of June, upon
certain Articles agreed upon between the aforesaid
Committee: The Lords and Commons assembled in
Parliament, taking the Premises into their serious
Consideration, do hereby approve and confirm the
same, as an acceptable Service to the Parliament and
Kingdom; and do Ordain and Declare, That the Accompts of the said Committee for the County of Kent,
for the Sum of Six Thousand Forty-one Pounds, Thirteen Shillings, and Six Pence, now by them given in
unto the said Committee for the Safety of Plymouth,
be, and are hereby, approved and allowed unto the
said Committee of Kent, as Part of the Sum of Seven
Thousand and Seventy Pounds charged, or to be
charged, upon the said County, for the Tenth and
last Month's Proportion for the Ordinance of the new
Model, without any further Accompts to be given
thereof by them unto the Treasurers at Guildhall,
London, or to any other Person or Persons whatsoever: And it is further Declared and Ordained, That
the said Committee for the said County of Kent shall
be, and are hereby, authorized and impowered, by
their Order, signified unto the Colonel, or other Chief
Officer of the said Regiment for the Time being, to
call back the said Regiment into the County of Kent,
at the End of the said Four Months; and that the
said Regiment, being so called back, shall and is hereby discharged from the aforesaid Service: And it is
further Ordained and Declared, That the Sum of
One Thousand Twenty-eight Pounds, Six Shillings,
and Six Pence, being the Remainder of the said Tenth
and last Month's Proportion, shall be, and is hereby,
allowed unto the said Committee for the County of
Kent, towards the aforesaid Charges of paying and
maintaining the said Regiment during the said Four
Months, without any Accompt by them to be given
for the same to any Person or Persons whatsoever,
other than the said Committee for the Safety of Plymouth; any former Order or Ordinance to the contrary notwithstanding."
Col. Fielding to be exchanged for Col. Buffet & al.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That they do consent
and approve of the Exchange of Colonel Feilding,
Prisoner to the Parliament's Forces, for Lieutenant
Colonel Buffett, Major Champnes, Captain Powell,
and Captain Elingsworth, Prisoners to the King's
Order for 10,000l. for reducing Oxford.
"It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Ten Thousand Pounds shall
be charged upon the Excise, to be employed for the
reducing of Oxford."
Order for 10,000l. more for the same Service.
"It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That Ten Thousand Pounds more than was
charged on Tuesday last shall be charged upon the
Credit of the Excise, to be employed upon the Service of the Siege of Oxon."