DIE Lunæ, 7 Decembris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Tuckney.
E. Manchester, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Ordinance to press Ships for transporting Troops to Ireland.
Ordinance H. L. That Ships may be pressed, for the
transporting of Soldiers into Ireland, 1a & 2a
and Ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, to
continue from the Date thereof unto Six Months next
This was brought from the Committee of the Admiralty and Cinque Ports.
Message from the Assembly, with the Remainder of the Confession of Faith.
This Day Mr. Prolocutor, with many others of the
Assembly of Divines, presented the Remainder of the
Articles of the Confession of Faith; One Part whereof
they brought up formerly, which their Lordships have
passed; and because of the great Concernment of it, they
have likewise now brought it up in One entire Body.
And he gave their Lordships Thanks for their many
Encouragements they have received from this House.
The House received the said Remainder of the Confession; and Ordered, That the Speaker should let
them know, that this House hath passed the First Part
of the Confession, and have sent the same to the House
of Commons; and likewise that they shall have Thanks
returned them, for their great Pains they have expressed
in giving their Advice in the Matters concerning the
Matters of Religion; and to signify to them, that this
House will be ready to give them all further Encouragement in their Progress of the Work.
Answer to them.
The Prolocutor and the rest of the Assembly were
called in again; and the Speaker spake to them to the
Effect as aforesaid.
Message to the H. C. with an Ordinance, and about Ld. Pawlet's Petition.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page:
To deliver to them the Ordinance for pressing Ships
to carry Men and Ammunition into Ireland, and to desire their Concurrence therein.
2. To put them in Mind of the Lord Edward Pawlett's
Committee to prepare an Ordinance to prevent Malignants from residing in London.
"It was moved, That some Course may be taken
how to prevent the great Concourse of Malignants to
this Town; and to consider of their Abode here, and
the Inconveniency that may happen thereby."
Hereupon this House Ordered, To appoint a Committee to draw up an Ordinance for this Purpose, and
to present the same to this House; and to send to the
House of Commons, that they would conjoin in adding
a Committee of their House of the like proportionable
Any Four, to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon;
and afterwards to have Power to adjourn themselves from Time to Time as they shall see Cause.
Message to the H. C. to appoint a Committee to meet with them.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Doctor Aylett, &c.
To let them know, the Lords have taken into their
Consideration the present great Resort and Abode of
such as have expressed their Disaffections to the Parliament, have thought fit to appoint a Committee of Twelve
Lords, and desire the House of Commons to appoint a
proportionable Number of their House, that may meet
on Tuesday next, in the Afternoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, at Three of the Clock, that they may consult of
such Ways and Means as may prevent the Dangers and
Inconveniencies which may come to the Parliament, the
Cities of London and Westm. and Parts adjacent, by their
still Continuance in and about the said Cities, and to
report their Opinions to the Houses.
The Quorum of the Lords is any Four, with Power
after the First Meeting to adjourn from Time to Time.
Message from thence, with Instructions to the Committee for treating with the Scots Commissioners;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Pierrepont:
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in Instructions
to be given to the Members of both Houses that are
of the Committee of both Kingdoms, concerning their
treating with the Scotts Commissioners about the paying
of the Two Hundred Thousand Pounds, and the delivering up of our Garrisons. (Here enter them.)
and with a Vote about securing the Payment of Money due to the Scots.
2. A Vote concerning the Security for the Payment
of the latter Two Hundred Thousand Pounds to the
Scotts. (Here enter it.)
Read, and Agreed to.
Ordered, That the Members of this House that are
of the Committee of both Kingdoms shall communicate
the aforesaid Particulars to the Scotts Commissioners this
Afternoon, and to proceed therein.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to both the Particulars now
Sir J. Brampston's Writ of Summons in Lieu of the One superseded by the King.
It was moved, "That Sir John Brampston Knight,
might be called and admitted into this House, to be
an Assistant, by virtue of his former Writ, which is
superseded by the King."
And for the further Debate of this Business the House
was adjourned into a Committee.
The House was resumed.
And the Question being put, "Whether to defer
this Debate concerning Serjeant Brampston
till Friday next?"
And the Votes were even.
Message from the H. C with Ordinances.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Wm. Strickland Knight, who brought up divers
1. An Ordinance for Continuance of Sir Tho. Fairefax'Army.
2. An Ordinance concerning Two Hundred Pounds
to be paid to Colonel Aldridge. (Here enter it.)
Read, and Agreed to.
3. An Ordinance for Continuance of the Committee
and Treasurers of the Army.
4. An Ordinance concerning the Comptroller of the
Customs of South'ton.
5. To put their Lordships in Mind of the Ordinances
concerning the Propositions, and concerning the Plymouth
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to the Order for the Two Hundred Pounds to be paid to Colonel Aldridge: To all the
rest, their Lordships will send an Answer by Messengers
of their own.
Ordinance for pressing Ships to transport Troops to Ireland.
"Whereas there is at this present Soldiers, Horses,
Arms, Ammunition, and other Provisions, to be transported out of this Kingdom into Ireland, there to be
employed in the Parliament's Service against the Rebels; and for that the Exigencies of the Protestants
in Ireland will necessarily call for future Supplies of
Men and Provisions, the delaying whereof, through
Want of fit Vessels to transport them, cannot but be
very prejudicial, both to the Protestants there as also
to this Kingdom: Be it therefore Ordained, by the
Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That
the Committee of the Lords and Commons for the
Admiralty, or Lord High Admiral, or Commissioners
of the Admiralty for the Time being, appointed by
both Houses of Parliament, shall and may, at any
Time or Times from the Date hereof unto the End
of Six Months then next ensuing, by their Officer or
Officers, or such Person or Persons as they shall in
this Behalf authorize and appoint, take up and impress, at any Port within His Majesty's Dominions,
such and so many Ships, Barks, Pinnaces, and other
Vessels, as now are, or hereafter shall be, requisite
and necessary for the Transportation of Soldiers,
Arms, Ammunition, or other Provisions, to any Port
in the Kingdom of Ireland, for the Service of the
Parliament, upon such Terms, and at such Rates, as
shall be reasonable; and all Justices of Peace, Mayors,
Sheriffs, Bailiffs, Officers of Ports, and all other Persons
whom this may concern, are at their Peril to give their
best Assistance thereunto, as they will answer the contrary."
Instructions to the Committee for treating with the Scots Commissioners, about paying the Money due to their Army; and for it to return Home.
"That the Two Hundred Thousand Pounds be
brought to Yorke, and told there by Persons appointed
on both Sides.
"That One Hundred Thousand Pounds of the said
Two Hundred Thousand Pounds be paid to our Brethren of Scotland, at North Allerton, within Five Days
after it is told at Yorke.
"That, when the said One Hundred Thousand Pounds
comes to Topcliffe, the Kingdom of Scotland shall there
deliver Hostages, for Assurance that the Scotts shall
quit all their Quarters, (fn. *) Passes, and Garrisons, on
the South Side of Tyne, with the Town of Newcastle
and Castle of Tynmouth; and shall deliver up, to such
Forces as both Houses of the Parliament of England,
or such as shall be by them thereunto authorized, shall
appoint, all the aforesaid Places, together with all
the Ordnances, Arms, and Ammunition, belonging to
the Kingdom of England, within Ten Days after the
said Hundred Thousand Pounds shall be paid at
North Allerton as aforesaid; and upon Performance
hereof, the Hostages shall within a Day be re-delivered within Half a Mile of the Works on the North
Side of Newcastle.
"That, upon the Delivery of the Garrisons on the
South Side of Tyne, and of the Town of Newcastle
and Castle of Tynmouth as aforesaid, the Kingdom of
Scotland shall have Hostages given unto them, upon
the Re-delivery of theirs as aforesaid, for Assurance
that the other Hundred Thousand Pounds shall
be paid to them on the North Side of Newcastle,
within a Mile of the Works of the said Town, within Eight Days after the quitting of Newcastle, the
Castle of Tynmouth, and the other Garrisons as aforesaid; and that all their Forces shall be drawn on the
North Side of Tyne.
"That, upon the Delivery of the other Hundred
Thousand Pounds on the North Side of Newcastle as
aforesaid, our Hostages are to be delivered to us;
and upon the coming of the Money out of Newcastle,
Hostages are to be delivered to us from the Kingdom of Scotland, that their Army and their Forces
do march out of the Kingdom of England; and Berwicke and Carlisle and the Garrisons in Scotland
slighted, according to the large Treaty, within Ten
Days after the Payment of the latter Hundred Thousand Pounds; which Hostages are to be delivered
back as soon as their Armies and Forces are marched
out of the Kingdom of England, and Berwicke and
Carlisle and the Garrisons in Scotland slighted as
aforesaid, according to the large Treaty.
"The Lords and Commons do agree to this Proposition, to be an Instruction to the Committee appointed
to confer with the Commissioners of Scotland, upon
the Manner of Payment of the Money to our Brethren of Scotland, upon the March of their Forces out
of this Kingdom."
Security for the last 200,000£. to the Scots.
"Resolved, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament
assembled, That the Security to be given for the Payment of the latter Two Hundred Thousand Pounds to
our Brethren of Scotland, according to the Times formerly resolved on, shall be, the Public Faith of the
Kingdom of England."
Order for 200£. to Colonel Aldridge.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, That the Committee of Lords and Commons for the Advance of Monies at Habberdashers
Hall do give Order for Payment of Two Hundred
Pounds, upon Accompt, unto Colonel Edward Aldrich,
to go in Part of the Arrears due unto the said Colonel Edward Aldrich upon his Entertainment."
E. of Leicester and Johnson, about Lands in Coventry.
Upon reading the Affidavit of William Gibbons; informing, "That, by virtue of a Writ which issued forth
of His Majesty's Court of Exchequer in Trinity Term
last, at the Prosecution of Edward Johnson Esquire, a
Counsellor at Law, returnable in the same Court in
Michaelmas Term then next ensuing, directed to the
Sheriffs of Coventry, was, upon the 15th or 16th Day
of September last past, by the then Sheriffs of Coventry, put out of Possession of divers Grounds, commonly called Astell Grove and Ellesden, lying in the
County of the said City of Coventry; which Lands he
then, and for divers Years then last past, did hold by
Lease of and from the Right Honourable Robert Earl
And further it was informed, "That Mr. Thomas
Basnett, Richard Taylor, and others, who were also
Tenants to the said Earl of other Parts of the said
Lands, were then also put out of Possession of the
same, by the same Sheriffs, by virtue or colour of
the aforesaid Writ; and that the said Mr. Johnson was
then put into Possession into the said Lands by the
same Sheriffs, though the said Earl hath been in Possession, both by Conveyance and Descent, about
It is Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That the Earl of Leicester shall be restored again
to his quiet Possession of all the aforesaid Lands, out of
which he or his Tenants have been put out of Possession.
by virtue or colour of the aforesaid Writ out of the
Exchequer; he being thus immediately dispossessed contrary to the Privilege of Parliament, he being a Peer of
Sir T. Cheek and Sir H. Mildmay, concerning the Barony of Fitzwalter.
Upon reading of the Petition of Sir Thomas Gheeke
Knight, laying Claim to the Barony of Fitzwater, to
which Barony Claim is likewise made by Sir Henry Mildmay of Moulsham Knight, and was by Order to have been
heard on this Day, whose Petition was read on the First
of December, 1645, before the Lords in Parliament,
and then and many Times since ordered to be heard
touching the same his said Petition of Claim to the said
Honour; and Reference from His Majesty to the Parliament in that Behalf being received into this House
on the 9th of August, 1641: It is Ordered, &c. That
the Cause between the said Sir Thomas Cheeke and Sir
Henry Mildmay shall be heard, by their Counsel, at
this Bar, touching their Claim unto the said Barony,
the 15th of January next, at Eight of the Clock in the
Morning; and that His Majesty's Solicitor is hereby
desired to come then, prepared to maintain the King's
Right; and that, in the mean Time, he will give Notice
to other of the King's Counsel to assist him therein as
he shall think fit, that, upon hearing of all Parties, this
House may do therein as shall be meet.
Order to prevent Disturbances in Westminsterabbey during Service-time.
"Whereas there hath been formerly Orders, from
the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, to
prevent the gross and insufferable Abuse of disordered People, which, with their Walking, Talking,
and Noise of Children, in Prayer and Sermon Times,
disturb both the Ministers and Congregation; and the
same Abuse continues still: It is therefore Ordered,
That the High Constable do, upon Wednesday next,
send Two Constables to the Abbey Church, with Two
Beadles or Two Warders, to attend, One at the Monument Door on the South Side of the Church, and
the other to attend in the Body of the Church, that,
with their Care, and the Officers of the Church, so
great an Abuse may be reformed: If there be any
that will still wilfully offend, whether Men, Women,
or Children, the Constables and Officers do seize upon
their Persons, and bring them before the next Justice
of Peace, to receive according to their just Demerit.
Let neither Constables nor Officers fail of this their
Duty, at their utmost Peril.
||Humiliation-days, Lords-days, and Thanksgiving-days,
||to be duly observed likewise."