DIE Sabbati, 18 die Octobris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Sallawey.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
Ordinance for Relief of poor Widows, &c.
Ordered, That this House agrees to the Alterations
in the Ordinance concerning the poor Widows, as the
House of Commons desired. (Here enter it.)
Ordinance for making Covent Garden Church Parochial.
Ordered, That Mr. Justice Reeves and Mr. Justice
Bacon are added to be Assistants to the Lords Committees
for the Ordinance for making The Covent Garden Church
Answer from the H. C.
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page return with this
Answer to the Message sent Yesterday to the House of
That they agree to the making of Sir John Sidley a
Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Northfolke, and
have taken into Consideration the Letter of the Committee of Hamshire.
Message from thence, with Ordinances
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Dennis Bond Esquire;
To desire Concurrence in these Particulars:
1. An Ordinance concerning the Town of Poole.
(Here enter it.)
Read, and Agreed to.
2. An Ordinance for advancing Three Thousand
Pounds, by the Commissioners of the Excise, Part of the
Twelve Thousand Pounds for the Western Affairs.
(Here enter it.)
Read, and Agreed to.
The Answer returned was:
That this House (fn. *) agrees to the Two Ordinances now
Ordinance for a new Excise, to pay Artificers.
Next, this House took into Consideration the Ordinance for a new Impost upon divers Commodities, for
the paying of Artificers, &c. And this House Agreed
to the said Ordinance, with some Alterations, wherein
the Concurrence of the House of Commons is to be
Ordinance for Church Government.
The Ordinance for the Government of the Church,
lately brought up from the House of Commons, was
read the Second Time, and Ordered to be committed
to the whole House; and on Monday Morning next to
be taken into Consideration.
Order for Mr. Gough to be instituted to the Rectory of Oweemoyne.
Whereas Rhodolph Gough, Minister of God's Word,
hath been presented to (fn. †) the Parish Church of Oweemoyne, in the County of Dorsett, in Diocese of Bristoll,
by Robert Hennyng and Gilbert Loder, present Patrons
of the same: It is Ordered, That Sir Nathaniell Brent,
Knight, and Vicar General, shall institute and induct
the said Rhodolph Gough into the aforesaid Rectory.
Mrs. Fitz Geoffry's Petition for her Husband to allow her Alimony.
Upon reading the Petition of Grace Fitz Geoffrey,
Wife to George Fitz Geoffry Esquire; complaining,
"That her Husband doth refuse to cohabit with her,
or allow her any Maintenance for her Subsistence,
she being willing to cohabit with him; therefore desires Relief of this House, that she may have Alimony allowed her, out of her Husband's Estate."
It is Ordered, To be referred to Mr. Justice Reeves
and Mr. Justice Bacon, to consider what Remedy is fit
to be given herein, and report their Opinions to this
Sir E. Heron's Daughters Petition, for an Allowance for him while in Prison; and for the Accusations against him to be heard.
Upon reading the Petition of Bona Heron and Thalia
Heron, Daughters of Sir Edward Heron, on the Behalf
of their Father, themselves, and other distressed Sisters;
shewing, "That their Father hath been now Three
Years a Prisoner, in all which Time he hath languished
in Prison, without any Thing allowed to him to sustain him, and his Children have been allowed only
Thirty-eight Pounds per Annum for their necessary
Livelihood; therefore they desire that some considerable Maintenance may be allowed out of the Estate,
to pay Debts accrued, and examine all Accusations
that can or may be laid 'gainst their Father, and
release (fn. *) him."
And it is Ordered, To be sent to the House of Commons, to desire their Concurrence, that this Petition may
be referred to the Committee of Lords and Commons
for Sequestrations, to give the Petitioners such Relief
as they shall think fit.
Message to the H. C. with it; and an Ordinance for a new Excise, to pay Artificers.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page:
To let them know, that this House have agreed to the
Ordinance for the paying of Artificers, &c. with some
Alterations and Additions, to which their Concurrence is
2. To communicate the Petition of the Daughters of
Sir Edward Heron to them; and desire their Concurrence, for referring it to the Committee of Lords and
Commons for Sequestrations, to give them such Relief
therein as they shall think fit.
Further Consideration of the Votes brought up from the H. C. about the Proceedings of the Scots Army, &c.
Next, the House took into Consideration the Vote
Yesterday, which was put, wherein the Votes were
And it (fn. *) was Resolved, upon the Question, That those
Words ["according to the Ordinance of the 24th of
October, 1644,"] shall not be added to the Question.
Then this Question was put, "Whether the Matter of the Papers and Letters should be communicated to the Scotch Commissioners, by
the Members of both Houses of the Committee of both Kingdoms, before any Determination of this House?"
And it was Resolved in the Negative.
Upon this, the House took into Consideration the
Votes brought from the House of Commons; and the
First was read, and Agreed to, videlicet,
"That this House doth Declare, That (fn. *) as they are
bound, by the Covenant and Treaties, to maintain the
Union and good Corespondence between the Two
Kingdoms; so is their Resolution to employ and continue the utmost Endeavours to maintain the same
Ordered, That this Business shall be further taken
into Consideration on Tuesday Morning next, at Nine of
Ordinance for 1000l. for the Relief of poor Widows.
"Be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That One Thousand Pounds
shall be allowed and paid, for the Relief of such
Officers, Soldiers, Wives, and Widows, as are named
and appointed to receive Monies, in an Ordinance
bearing Date, Die Lunæ, 9 Decembr. 1644, out of the
First Fines and Compositions that shall be made at Habberdash'rs Hall, upon such Delinquents as shall come
upon the Warrant of the Speaker of the House of
Peers, or Speaker of the House of Commons, or from
Sir Thomas Fairefax, which is to be paid unto them
according to the said Ordinance, they having received
Three Parts of the Sum in the said former Ordinance
mentioned; and that One Hundred Pounds more
shall be allowed and paid, out of the said Fines and
Compositions, for the Relief of Francis Backhouse
Widow, and her Children, whose Husband was Serjeant Major unto Colonel Massey, of his Regiment of
Horse, and was slain in the Service of the Parliament"
Order for Lady Banks's Assessment and Composition to be paid for Relief of Poole, and reducing Corff Castle.
"Whereas the Town and County of Poole, which,
ever since the Beginning of the War, hath faithfully
adhered to the Parliament, is now at this present
sorely visited with the Contagion of Pestilence, so as
the greatest Part of the Inhabitants want Subsistence,
and the small Garrison which is there remaining, for
Want of Pay, do daily threaten to disband and forsake the Town, whereby that Place of Importance
is, by reason of the Nearness thereof unto Corff Castle,
in great Danger of being surprized: The Lords
and Commons in this present Parliament assembled
do Order and Ordain, That all and every such Sum
and Sums of Money as the Lady Banks is or shall
be assessed at, by the Committee of Lords and Commons sitting at Habberdashers Hall, for her Fifth and
Twentieth Part, as likewise all such Sum and Sums
of Money as shall be by her hereafter paid for her
Delinquency, shall be paid over unto the Committee
of Lords and Commons for the Western Association,
or such as they shall appoint, by them to be employed for the reducing of Corff Castle aforesaid,
and Relief and Maintenance of the Soldiers and
poor Inhabitants of the said Town of Poole, and
other Garrisons of that County, as they shall think
Ordinance for the Commissioners of Excise to repay themselves 3000l. advanced for the Service of the West.
"Whereas Thomas Foote Esquire, Alderman of the
City of London, and the rest of the Commissioners of
Excise and new Impost, have consented to advance
Three Thousand Pounds, upon the Ordinance of the
28th of August last, for the paying of Twelve Thousand Pounds, out of the Receipts of the Excise,
by Ordinance, 11th September, 1643, for the Service of the West: Be it Ordained, by the Lords
and Commons in Parliament, That the said Commissioners of Excise shall and may reimburse themselves, and that the Executors, Administrators, or
Assigns, shall be reimbursed, the said Three Thousand
Pounds, together with Interest for the same, after
the Rate of Eight Pounds per Cent. per Annum, for
so long Time as they shall be out of the same, or
any Part thereof, out of such Intervals of Receipts,
by Ordinance of 11th of September, 1643, as shall
happen when other Assigments already made on those
Receipts shall not fall due, or, in Default thereof,
then in such Course and Order as the said Ordinance
of the 28th of August last shall succeed and take
Place; for which Reimbursement of Principal and
Interest, this Ordinance shall be their, the said Commissioners of Excise or new Impost, or their Successors, Warrant and sufficient Discharge: And it
is further Ordained, That the said Three Thousand
Pounds, by the Commissioners advanced and lent as
aforesaid, shall be paid unto Nathan Wright, of
London, Merchant, for the Service aforesaid, whose
Receipt shall be a sufficient Discharge unto the said
Commissioners of Excise, and every of them, in that
House adjourned till 9, Monday next.