DIE Jovis, 13 die Novembris.
Prayers, by Mr. Carter.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
Jones to be instituted to Rotherfield Greys.
Ordered, That Sir Nathaniell Brent shall give Institution and Induction to Rob't Jones Clerk, to
be Minister of the Parsonage of Rotherfeild Grayes,
in Oxfordshire, being presented by Sir John Evelyn Junior.
E. of Chesterfield's Petition to be sent to the H. C.
Ordered, That the Earl of Chesterfield's Petition
be sent down to the House of Commons; and desire
their Concurrence, that the same may be referred to
the Lords and Commons for the Committee of Sequestrations.
The Earl of Manchester reported a Paper from the
Committee of both Kingdoms; videlicet,
Party of Horse to convoy 400 Recruits from Reading, for Gen. Skippon's Regiment at Bristol.
That there are at Readinge about Four (fn. *) Hundred
Men, which are assigned for the Recruit of Serjeant
Major General Skippon's Regiment at Bristoll. The
Committee for the Army doth desire the Committee of the Two Kingdoms, as well to secure those
Men against the Enemy, as from running away, to
order, that a Party of Colonel Jepson's Horse may
convoy them in their March within a Day's March
of Bristoll; and the Committee for the Army will
be ready to gratify the Horse that shall be ordered
for this Purpose.
Levying Recruits to be stopped.
"That inasmuch as the Army is now far off, and
reasonable full in their Numbers, the Committee
doth humbly offer it to the Consideration of the
Committee of the Two Kingdoms, whether the rest
of the Recruits may not be put off from levying
until further Order, and Letters from them to issue
accordingly (if they think fit)."
Ordered, That this Paper be communicated to the
House of Commons.
Col. Boulstrode to be Colonel of the Regiment, late Fleetwood's, at Aylsbury.
Ordered, That, in the Order Yesterday passed, for
making Lieutenant Colonel Boulstrode Governor of
Alysbury, after the Word ["Commission"], these Words
be added ["to be Governor of the said Town, and
likewise a Commission to be Colonel of the Regiment which was Colonel Fleetwood's, now in Aylsebury"]; and the Concurrence of the House of Commons to be desired herein.
Ordinance to continue the Loan for Plymouth.
The Lord Robertes reported, "That the Committee
have considered of the Ordinance for Continuance
of the Loan of Five Thousand Pounds by the Treasurers of the Half per Cent. for Plymouth; and they
think it fit to pass, with some Alterations."
Which being read, they were Agreed to; and the
Concurrence of the House of Commons to be desired
Message to the H C. with it; and about the following Particulars.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Mr. Serjeant Ayliff and Mr. Page.
1. To desire Concurrence in the Ordinance concerning Plymouth, with the Alterations.
2. To desire Concurrence in the Addition to the
Order for making Lieutenant Colonel Boulstrode Governor of Aylsebury.
3. To communicate the Petition of the Earl of
Chesterfeld; and to desire that they would join with this
House, in referring the same to the Consideration of
the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations.
4. To communicate the Paper to them, reported
this Morning from the Committee of both Kingdoms,
concerning the convoying of the Recruits of Major
General Skyppon to Bristoll.
Arthur and Fogg sent for, distraining from the E. of Midd's Park of Copthall.
Upon reading the Affidavit of Marmaduke Tinker,
of Waltham Abby, in the County of Essex, "That
Notice was given of the Order of this House, of the
23th of May last (wherein this House declares that
they are of Opinion, that the House of Cophall, and
Park wherein the said House stands, being an Ancient Park, and belonging to the Earl of Midd. a
Member of Parliament, ought to be freed from Assessments and Taxes, the same being an Ancient
Park, and no Profit made thereof, by renting it out
or Agistments), to Gyles Carter and Wm. Stoker, Collectors for the said Rates and Taxes, who slighted
the said Order, and notwithstanding distrained Two
Cows of the said Earl's; and the said Tinker shewed
the said Order on Friday last to Nicholas Arthur and
Ric'd Fogge, Collectors for the Parish of Epping,
who notwithstanding presently distrained One Cow
of the said Earl's, for the Rates and Taxes aforesaid."
Hereupon it is Ordered, That the said Nic. Arthur
and Ric'd Fogg shall be attached as Delinquents, and
brought to this House, to answer their said Offences.
L. Paget's Park to be exempted.
Ordered, That the Lord Pagett shall have the Order of this House, for exempting of his Park in Staffordshire from Taxes.
Answer from the H. C.
Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath return with this
Answer from the House of Commons:
That concerning the Ordinance touching The Covent
Garden Church, and the Scotts Letter, and the Conference, they will send an Answer by Messengers of
their own: To the Paper concerning the Garrison of
Belfast in Ireland, and the Ordinance concerning the
Persons that come out of the King's Quarters, they do
Agree. (Here enter it.)
Grove, Stratford, &c sent for, for Depredations on the Estate of the late Lord Newburgh.
Upon reading the Affidavits of Christopher Casebeard
and John Gregory: (Here enter them.) It is Ordered,
That Thomas Grove, Ric'd Stratford, and John Chapman,
shall be sent for as Delinquents, and brought before this
House, to answer their Offences.
Affidavits concerning it.
Christopher Casebeard, aged Thirty Years or thereabouts, maketh Oath, That, upon Friday last, being
the Seventh Day of this Instant November, Thomas
Grove, Richard Stratford, and John Chapman, with
many others, came into a Coppice of one Henry
King, near Standford Dingly, being Part of the Lands
of the late Lord Newburgh, in a most violent Manner, with Staves and Weapons, and with Horses,
Oxen, Chains, and Tackle; and did then and there
draw forth about Eight Loads of Timber, which
formerly was cut down by Sir Humfry Foster's Appointment; which Timber, by virtue of an Order
from the Lords House, was not to be taken away;
which Order one Thomas Clarke did shew unto them,
and did read it to them in the Presence of this Deponent; but they scorned the same, and violently
threw the said Thomas Clarke and this Deponent into
a Ditch; the said Thomas Grove saying, "That he
cared not for the said Order, nor would he obey the
Jur. 10 die Novembr. 1645.
11 Die Novemb. 1645.
John Gregory, aged Fifty and Eight Years, maketh Oath, That, in June last, he did serve one Thomas
Grove, Servant and Agent for Sir Humfrey Foster,
with an Order of the Lords House, dated the 20th
of May last past, and made upon the Petition of the
Lady Newburgh, and Richard Barrett Esquire, against
Sir Humfrey Foster; and gave a Copy thereof, and
wished him to forbear the cutting or carrying any
more Wood and Timber; and yet, since that Time,
the said Thomas Grove hath sold and carried away
both Wood and Timber, both at Wolv'ton and Standford Dingly.
Jur. 11 die Novembr. 1645.
Ordinance concerning those that come out of the King's Quarters.
Whereas Information is given of divers Persons
that have been in Arms against the Parliament, and
some who have deserted it, and others that have
assisted the Enemy, do resort to the City of London, or the City of Westm. and give no Account of
their coming in, or Abode there: The Lords and
Commons do Declare and Ordain, That all such
Person or Persons as have been in Arms against,
or deserted the Parliament, or have adhered to, or
afforded any voluntary Aid or Assistance to the Enemy, being now, or hereafter shall be, in the City
of London, or within the Lines of Communication,
shall, within Five Days after the Date hereof, repair to Colonel Manwareing, Sir David Watkins,
Mr. Ayres, Colonel Sowton, Maurice Thompson, Major Robert Thompson, Major Vaughan, Major
Sallaway, Captain Jones, Lieutenant Colonel Taylor,
Colonel Prince, Captain Coe, Mr. Corbett, Captain
Storey, Mr. Francis Shute, Colonel Bradley, Mr. Wm.
Hiccocke, Mr. Ward, Mr. Gabriell Becke, Mr.
Greensmith, Mr. Richard Hill, Mr. Samuell Moyer,
and Mr. Hartley, or any Three or more of
them, sitting in a Committee at Gouldsmithes Hall,
and there enter their Names and Qualities, and most
usual Place of Abode immediately before and since
the Beginning of this War, and also the Place of
their Lodging, (fn. *) from which they are not to remove
without first giving Notice to the said Committee:
And it is Declared, by the Authority aforesaid,
That if any such Person or Persons aforesaid shall
not enter their Appearance as aforesaid within the
Time prefixed; they shall be taken as Spies, and
proceeded against by Martial Law accordingly;
and all such Person or Persons before mentioned, as
shall come into the City of London, or within the
Line of Communication, after the Date hereof,
and shall not, within Five Days after his or their
coming in, enter their Appearance as aforesaid, shall
be taken as Spies, and be proceeded against by
Martial Law accordingly; and the said Committee,
or any Three or more of them, are hereby authorized to sit constantly as a Committee at Gouldsmithes Hall, and to take the Examinations, and
enter the Names, Qualities, Places of Residence, and
Lodgings, of all such Persons as shall appear before
them, and also shall take Notice of the Removals
of their Lodgings from Time to Time; and the
said Committee is hereby required to keep a Register and Account of all such Appearances and Consessions as shall be made before them, and to certify the same to the Committee of Examinations:
And it is hereby further Ordered and Ordained,
That this present Ordinance be speedily proclaimed and published, in all usual Places within the Cities
of London and Westm. and the Liberties thereof, and
at the respective Courts of Guards, that so the Persons whom it concerns may take Notice thereof:
Provided always, That this present Ordinance, nor
any Part thereof, shall not extend to any Peer of
this Realm, or Member of Parliament; but that
they shall make their Addresses to the Speakers
of the respective Houses within the Time limited in
this Ordinance, in case they have not formerly been
taken Notice of in the respective Houses."