DIE Jovis, 23 die Octobris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Ash.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
Answer from the H. C.
Sir Edward Leech and Dr. Aylett return with this Answer to the Message sent Yesterday to the House of
That they agree to the Alteration in the Ordinance
concerning the Waggoners: To all the rest of the Particulars, they will take them into Consideration, [ (fn. *) and
send an Answer] by Messengers of their own.
A Letter from Sir Thomas Fairefaix was read, as follows:
Letter from Sir T. Fairfax, that he had taken Tiverton, and was following the Enemy Westward.
"For the Right Honourable the Lord Grey of
Warke, Speaker of the House of Peers pro
"Since the Army came further West, I have not
given your Lordship an Account of the Motion thereof. Upon the Army's Advance from Charde, the
Enemy marched with Two Thousand Horse, with Intention (as we received Intelligence) to break through,
and join with the Forces about Oxford. They fell
into the Quarters of our Dragoons, where they took
some few Prisoners, and returned immediately. The
whole Army advanced that Day after the Enemy to
Hunnyton, where the Horse lay in the Field all Night,
to watch their Motions; but coming nearer to their
Quarters next Day, all the Enemy's Horse drew over
the River Ex; upon which River, within Three or
Four Miles of Exeter, I quartered both Horse and
Foot, the better to keep the Enemy from making
Attempt to march Eastward. With the Residue of the
Army, I marched to Teverton, whither Major General
Massey was sent with some Regiments, but found the
Governor resolved to hold out. It was (after Consultation) agreed on to storm the Place, the Season
of the Year not admitting of much Time to be (fn. *) spent
about it; and Yesterday after Sermon, having called
a Council of War to order the Manner of the Storm,
the Gunner with a great Shot brake the Chain, whereby the Draw-bridge fell down; and the Soldiers immediately entered, and got over the Works with little
Opposition. The Enemy fled into the Church and
Castle for their Security, where they craved Quarter
for their Lives. We took Sir Gilb't Talbott (Colonel)
the Governor of the Place, and about Two Hundred
Prisoners more, Four Piece of Ordnance, and Thirty
Barrels of Powder. The Works were very regular
and strong. The Army advanced this Day towards
the Enemy Westward; and as there is further Occasion, your Lordship shall not fail of an Account
"Your Lordship's humble Servant,
Teverton, the 20 October, 1645.
Ordered, That a Letter be written, by the Speaker
of this House, to Sir Tho. Fairfax, to give him Thanks,
in the Name of the House, for his great Care and Pains
in the good Conduct of the Army; and accordingly a
Letter was drawn by the Speaker, and read, and approved of, and the Speaker Ordered to send it:
Letter of Thanks to him.
"I am commanded, by the Lords the Peers in Parliament, to return you Thanks, for your great Care,
Courage, and Conduct of that Army; nor is there any
Thing more acceptable, than the good Service wherewith it hath pleased God to second your gallant Endeavours remarkable at Teverton, the Continuance of
which we shall incessantly desire, and implore the Aid
of the Almighty to put a Period to these unhappy
"Your very affectionate Friend,
"Grey of Warke, Speaker of the
House of Peers pro Tempore.
"For the Right Honourable Sir Tho. Fairefaix Knight, General of the Forces
raised by the Parliament."
A Letter from the Lord Wharton was read, as follows:
Letter from Ld. Wharton, about the Return of Mess. Marshall and Strong.
"For the Lord Grey of Warke, Speaker of the
House of Peers pro Tempore, at Westm.
"May it please your Lordships,
"Mr. Marshall and Mr. Strong having afforded us
their Company these Ten Weeks, and now the Affairs
you have intrusted us (fn. *) to St. Andrewes still further
North; we have thought fit to give our Consent for
their Return, well knowing how much they are desired
and needed in the South; though we shall suffer much
for Want of their Company, from whom we have received much Comfort, and their best Assistance in our
Business as Occasion hath been offered. I rest
"Your Lordships humble Servant,
Barwicke, 8th of October, 1645.
Ordinances for Concurrence.
An Ordinance was read, to pay One Thousand Six
Hundred Seventy Pounds, and Eight Pence, to Mr. Maurice Thompson. (Here enter it.)
An Ordinance to pay Mr. Maurice Thompson Two Hundred Thirty-three Pounds, Eighteen Shillings; and Four
Pence. (Here enter it.)
2000l. due by the King to Sir E. Leech.
Ordered, That the Committee that is to take into
Consideration the Ordinance for granting of the Mills
and Iron Furnaces and Woods in the Forest of Deane to
Colonel Massye, may take into Consideration a Debt due
from His Majesty of Two Thousand Pounds to Sir Edward Leech, and charged formerly upon the Receiver of
the Profits of the Woods and Furnaces aforesaid.
Ketterell to be attached, for preventing Needham from being apprehended.
Upon reading the Affidavit of Walter Gouge, "That
he having an Order of this House, to attach Mr. Needham, the Author of Brittanicus, did Yesterday learn
that he was in the House of James Ketterell, near
Temple Barr, and did there accordingly attach the said
Nedham; which James Ketterell understanding, came
to the Deponent, and said, "That he was a Rascal,
to come thither to disturb his Guest," and thrust him
out of the Door, by which Means the said Needham
escaped; and gave him other reviling Language;
though he was told that he had your Lordships Order."
It is Ordered, That the said James Ketticrell shall
be attached, and brought before this House, to answer
the said Offence to this House.
Count Egmont to export Horses.
Ordered, That Count Egmont shall have Liberty to
transport Ten Geldings, Custom-free.
The Ordinance concerning Sarah Delamaine, Widow
of Mr. Delamaine, was read, and Agreed to; and Ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, for their
Message to the H. C. for their Concurrence.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page:
To desire Concurrence, that Count Egmont may transport Ten Geldings, Custom-free.
2. To desire Concurrence in the Ordinance concerning Mrs. Delamaine.
Grove versus Mills.
Ordered, That the Cause concerning Grove, against
Ric'd Mills, shall be heard at this Bar, on Monday
Order for 1670l. 8 d. to Mr. Maurice Thompson, for Provisions, Cloaths, &c. for Irish Troops.
"Whereas it appeareth to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, that Mr. Maurice Thompson, Merchant,
did, at their Intreaty, and in Pursuance of their Resolution taken the 14th Day of October, 1642, cause to
be advanced and paid at Bristoll, for the Pay of One
Hundred and Thirteen Soldiers raised there, by Lieutenant Colonel St. Leger, as Part of the Regiment of
the Lord of Kerry, who were so mustered and certified by (fn. *) the Mayor of that City, the Sum of Forty-nine
Pounds; and whereas he hath also disbursed, for the
Freight of divers Packs of Cloaths, Twenty-five Fats
of Match, a good Quantity of Lead and Round Shot
sent by the Order of that Committee to Dublin in Ireland, in a Ship called The Blessing of London, whereof
George Grimes was Master, the Sum of One Hundred
and Four Pounds, the Price agreed on by the Bill of
Lading; and whereas also it appeareth, by the Certificate of the Lords Justices and Council of Ireland,
dated the 20th Day of May, 1643, that Richard Chaundler and George Grimes did deliver in to the Stores at
Dublin Two Thousand Three Hundred North Sea Fish,
for the Service of the Army, at the Price of One
Hundred and Fifteen Pounds, whereof Nine Pounds
was paid them there in Deal Boards, and the Residue,
being [ (fn. †) One Hundred and Six] Pounds, was to be paid
here in London, by the Parliament, to the said Mr.
Thompson; and further, whereas it appeareth, by Certificate of the Commissioners and Officers of the Navy,
that, according to the Tenor of a Contract, made in
Pursuance of an Ordinance of Parliament, dated the
19th Day of October, 1642, by the Committee for the
Government of the Navy, with the Owners of (fn. ‡) the
Ship called The Hopewell of London, there is due unto
the said Maurice Thompson and the rest of the Owners
the Sum of One Thousand Three Hundred Thirtyfive Pounds, and Eight Pence, out of the Adventurersmoney, for the Service of the said Ship, in guarding
the Coasts of Ireland, being of the Burthen of Two
Hundred Tun, and rigged, fitted, furnished in warlike
Manner, and victualed and manned, at the Charge of
the Owners, with Sixty Men, Seven Months, and Two
Days, beginning the Fifth of November, 1642, and
ending the 21th Day of May, 1643, at the Rate of
Three Pounds, Fifteen Shillings, and Six Pence a Man
per Mensem, after Abatement for the Victual and Wages
of Men kept short of her full Complement, according
to the Musters; all which Sums aforesaid do amount
to Sixteen Hundred Three Score and Ten Pounds, and
(fn. ||) Eighteen Pence: It is now Ordered, by the Lords and
Commons in this present Parliament assembled, That
the Receivers of the Adventurers-money, upon Subscriptions for Lands in Ireland, do, out of such Monies as are or shall come to their Hands by virtue of
those Acts, pay unto Nicholas Loftus Esquire, Deputy
Treasurer at Wars for that Kingdom, the said Sum of
Sixteen Hundred Three Score and Ten Pounds, and
(fn. ||) Eight Pence, to be by him forthwith paid over unto
the said Mr. Maurice Thompson, or his Assigns, in full
Discharge of all the aforesaid Particulars, so appearing or alledged to be due unto him, or his Part
Owners; and that the said Mr. Loftus do take Order
for Defalcation of so much thereof as is defalcable,
upon the Pay of the Soldiers that received the Victual
or Money mentioned therein."
Order for 233l. 18s. 4d. to him, for D°.
"Whereas it appeareth to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, by the Accompt of William Leithes,
Deputy to Mr. Davies, of Carrickfergus, in Ulster, that
he is Debtor to Mr. Maurice Thompson, of London,
Merchant, in the Sum of Two Hundred Thirty-three
Pounds, Eighteen Shillings, and Four Pence, for Provision of Salt, and other Necessaries, for the Use of
the Army in Ulster, and issued by the said Mr. Davies
to several Regiments in those Parts; and whereas,
upon the Accompt of the said Mr. John Davis, for
Victual delivered to that Army, there appeareth to be
due unto him great Sums of Money, amounting to
Five Thousand Pounds at the least, for which no Payment is yet appointed him, and out of which Mr. Davies is contented Mr. Thompson should receive Satisfaction: It is now thought fit, and Ordered by the
Lords and Commons in this present Parliament assembled, for the Satisfaction of the said Mr. Maurice
Thompson, That the Receivers of the Adventurersmoney, upon the Acts of Subscriptions for Lands in
Ireland, do out of such Monies as are or shall come
to their Hands by virtue of those Acts, pay unto
Nicholas Loftus Esquire, Deputy Treasurer at Wars
for Ireland, the said Sum of Two Hundred Thirtythree Pounds, Eighteen Shillings, and Four Pence, to
be by him forthwith paid over unto the said Maurice
Thompson, or his Assigns, in Part of such Monies as do
or shall appear to be due to the said Mr. Davis, upon
his Accompt of Victuals furnished unto the Armies in
Ulster, and to be so charged upon him in his Accompt."
House adjourned till 9a cras.