DIE Veneris, 26 die Martii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Ash.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Ordinance to repair Margate Pier. &c.
Upon reading the Report of the Admiralty and
Cinque (fn. *) Ports, and a Certificate: (Here enter them.)
It is Ordered, To be sent down to the House of
Commons, with this Sense, "That this House thinks
fit that the Barons of the Cinque Ports do present
to the Parliament an Ordinance for the repairing and
preserving of the Jetty Works and Pier at Margett's,
according to the Purport of this Report and Certificate; and that it be speedily done, because of the
Danger which will else ensue to the Town of Margett."
Ward's Ordinance to be Minister of Upton.
An Ordinance for making Mr. Warde Minister of Upton, in the County of Worcester, was read the Third Time,
and Agreed to; and Ordered to be sent to the House
of Commons for their Concurrence therein.
Young and Jennings.
Upon reading the Petition of Patrick Younge, concerning Thomas Jennyns:
It is Ordered, That the Petition shall be shewed unto
the said Jennyns, who is to return his Answer thereunto
(fn. †) within a Week after Sight.
Accompt of the Treasurers of the Army.
This Day was read a Certificate from the Committee
of Accompts, certifying the State of the Accompt of the
Treasurers appointed by Act of Parliament 16° Car'l.
and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
Hodgson's Order for the Balance.
The Order for paying Seventy-two Pounds, and Eleven
Pence, to Mr. Edward Hodgson, was read, and Agreed
to. (Here enter it.)
Ordinance to reduce the Interest of Money.
Ordered, That a new Ordinance be brought in,
for reducing Interest-Money, from 8° to 6° per Cent.;
and that it look forward, and a competent Time be given
for Men to call in their Monies.
Report of the Conference on the Ordinance to regulate Oxford University.
The Speaker reported the late Conference with the
House of Commons, concerning the Ordinance for regulating the University of Oxon, which this House sent
down to them, with some Alterations; to which they
agree to some, to others they do not agree to:
"They agree to Addition of Visitors.
"They agree that the Word ["Committee"] be
made ["Commissioners"] throughout the Ordinance.
"Likewise they agree to the Addition of Lords and
Commons to be Commissioners, with Addition of a
further Number of the Members of the House of
Commons, wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
"To all the other Alterations, they do not agree."
Ordered, That this House adheres to the former
Names; but do not agree to the Addition of Names now
brought up from the House of Commons.
To the Alteration, that the Visitors shall restore all such
Persons as have been unjustly put out of any Place,
&c. this House adhered to it.
To the Alteration for voiding of Elections and Scholarships made since Oxford was a Garrison, this House
made this Addition to it, ["unless they be judged fit
to be confirmed in their Places by the Visitors formerly nominated"].
To the Alteration for the Persons to be chosen shall
be approved of by the Assembly of Divines, &c.
Committee to consider of i
Ordered, That this Clause is referred to these Lords
following, who are (fn. *) to consider of it, and report it to
this House on Tuesday next, with such Alterations as they
shall think fit, according to the Sense of this House:
Any Three, to meet when they please.
Message from the H. C. about sequestesing Delinquents Estates in the Northern Counties;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Robinson, &c.
1. To desire their Lordships Concurrence concerning
the putting into Execution the Sequestration of Delinquents Estates in the Five Northern Counties, according
to former Ordinances of Parliament.
Agreed to, with Alterations.
about recalling the Scots Forces from Ulster.
2. To put their Lordships in Mind of the Vote formerly brought up from the House of Commons, concerning the recalling of the Scotts Forces in Ulster.
Ordered, That this Business shall be taken into
Consideration on Tuesday Morning next.
The Answer returned was:
That this (fn. *) House will take this Message into Consideration, and send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Message to the H. C. that the Lords agree to sequestering Delinquents Estates in the Northern Counties; and to remind them of the following Particulars.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edward Leech and Doctor Aylett:
To let them know, that this House agrees to the Ordinance concerning sequestering of Delinquents Estates in
the Northern Association, with these Alterations, wherein
their Concurrence is desired.
2. To put them in Mind of the Ordinance formerly
sent down from this House, for putting down all Country
3. To put them in Mind of the Lord Morley's Petition.
4. To put them in Mind of the Ordinance concerning
the prohibiting the Killing of Flesh.
Report from the Admiralty, Committee about Margate Peer, and the Works belonging to it.
"Die Sabbathi, 27 Febr. 1646.
"By the Committee of Lords and Commons for
the Admiralty and Cinque Ports.
"On Consideration of a Petition presented to the
Committee, by John Smith, Expenditor for Margett,
in the Isle of Thanett, in the County of Kent, in Behalf of himself and the rest of the Inhabitants and
Owners of Houses and Lands lying against the Sea at
Margett aforesaid, the same setting forth the great
Danger the said Town is in of being carried to Sea,
and the great Losses already befallen the Estates of
many of the Inhabitants, by the carrying of many
of their Houses already to Sea, through the Decay
of certain Jetty-works heretofore made for Defence thereof; and praying that Timber may be
appointed for repairing of the same, as also that
Money may be raised for the perfecting thereof out
of the Arrears of a Scot of Two Shillings per Pound,
heretofore charged upon the Houses and Lands there,
and of another Scot of Thirty-six Pounds per Annum laid upon the Pier of Margett by the Commissioners of Sewers for the East of Kent, about
Twenty-five Years ago, the Payment thereof having
been for some Years discontinued; and that, for the
future maintaining thereof, the said Scots may be
confirmed; or that, in Lieu of a Moiety of the said
Two Shillings per Pound, a reasonable Poundage may
be set upon certain Commodities going into and out
of the said Island, a List of which Commodities, and
of a Rate proposed to be set upon them respectively,
was now presented; and upon reading of a Certificate from some Gentlemen of the County of Kent
(to whom the State thereof was referred by this
Committee to be viewed and certified), they thereby
setting forth that, the said Jetty-works being by them
surveyed, and Workmen consulted, they found that
Fifty-five Rods of Work is in Decay, which, requiring
Double Work, will take up Six Hundred and Five
Tons of Oaken Timber; that the Workmanship will
amount to as much or more Charge than the Timber; and that there will need a continual Charge
to keep it for the future: And for that this Committee is informed, by some Members of both Houses,
that they have viewed the same, and find the Defects
and Danger of the said Town to be very great; and
forasmuch as the same is within the Jurisdiction of
the Cinque Ports: This Committee doth therefore
conceive it their Duty to represent it to both Houses
of Parliament; and doth recommend it to them, That
the present Defects may be repaired, and sufficient
Timber for that End allowed; and that the Town
may in Time to come be secured by a Scot upon the
said Houses and Lands, or by a Poundage upon Commodities exported and imported from and to the said
Island, or otherwise as they shall in their Wisdom
think fit; as also that Consideration may be had of
the Petitioner John Smith's Disbursements for upholding of the said Works (which, by his Petition, is
alledged to amount unto Four Hundred and Twenty
Pounds), in such a Way as they shall think meet, he
having offered (as by the said Certificate is mentioned),
upon Allowance of a Moiety of the said Scot, and of
a Poundage upon the said Commodities, to perform
the said Work (being first furnished with Timber as
aforesaid) and to engage an Estate of One Thousand
Pounds Value to keep the same for ever: And it is
lastly Ordered, That a Copy of the said Certificate,
and of the Schedule of Rates upon the said Commodities, be annexed to this Report.
"W. Jessop, Secr."
Survey of it.
"Whereas the Jetty-works of Mar'att, in the
Isle of Thannett, according to Order of the
Right Honourable Committee of the Admiralty and Cinque Ports, being surveyed by us,
Sir James Oxenden and Sir Henry Heyman
Knights, and others; and we calling Three
sufficient Carpenters to measure the Works,
it was found to be in Decay as followeth:
"1. That there was Fifty-five Rods of Work
measured, and found in Decay, each of which Rods
was conceived would take up Five Tons and Half of
Timber for Single Works, and for Double Works so
much more; and the same requiring all Double Work,
it will take up in the Whole Six Hundred and Five
Tons of Oaken Timber.
"2. That the Workmanship, for Carpenters, Sawyers, and other Workmen, will amount to as much
or more Charges than the Timber to compleat the
"3. That it will require a constant and continual
Charge, in repairing, upholding, and keeping, the
"4. That if the now Expenditor John Smith may
be Yearly allowed Twelve Pence in the Pound upon all
Houses and Lands, which for Twenty-five Years past
paid Two Shillings in the Pound, as appears by Scot;
and also if he may receive according to the Rates of
and upon the particular Commodities set down and
expressed in a Schedule hereunto annexed, and as this
Honourable House shall think fit, and as is used in
other Maritime Towns; he is willing to undertake to
perform the said Work, being furnished with Timber sufficient as aforesaid; and will engage One Thousand Pounds, Lands and Houses in the said Island, for
Performance and Keeping of the said Work for ever;
he being the fittest Man for the same, as being already
intrusted for by the said Town, and the said Town
being now in most imminent Danger to be lost if not
speedily helped as aforesaid.
"Having about Eight Months past, with the Lieutenant of Dover Castle and Mr. Henry Crispe, surveyed
the dangerous Condition of Margatt; I did find that
there is Fifty-five Rods, or thereabouts, which of
Necessity must be maintained against the Rage of the
Sea; and did also find, by the Judgement of able
Workmen then present, that the Premises will require
the Timber here above-mentioned.
Levies of Money, for maintaining and repairing it.
"Monies to levy, to maintain the Jetty-works at Margate, in the Isle of Thannett, in Kent, against the Sea, for
ever, which is shipped and unshipped, for the Securing of the Town.
"That the Pier Wardens at Margate may pass over the Accompts to the Mayor of Sandwich and Dover;
and, as they shall think fit, that Half the Overplus may be paid to the Expenditor, towards the Maintaining of
the Sea-works at Margate for ever, the Pier having for Twenty-five Years and more paid Thirty-six Pounds per
Annum, as by the Scot appears.
"That all such Houses and Lands that have paid for Twenty-five Years past Two Shillings in the Pound,
as appears by the Scot, that they may pay One Shilling in the Pound for ever; these particular Impositions hereafter named being allowed, with a Penalty upon the Refusers.
|"For every Quarter of Wheat, Malt, and Salt,
|For every Quarter of Barley bought by Foreigners,
|For every Pack of Wool transported to Lond.
|For every Hundred of North Sea Cod-fish,
|For every Hundred of Mackerels,
|For every Hundred of Herring,
|And for all other Fish to the Value of Twenty Shillings,
|For every Hundred Weight of Holland Cheese, Cheshire, and Thin Cheese,
|For every Weigh of Suffolke and Essex Cheese,
|For every Firkin of Butter,
|For every Bag of Hops,
|For all Sorts of Grocery Ware to the Value of Twenty Shillings,
|For every Chaldron of Sea Coals, for the Buyer,
|For all Sorts of Wines and Vinegar to the Value of Twenty Shillings,
|For every Barrel or Half Barrel or Firkin of Liquor to the Value of Twenty Shillings,
|For every Load of Chalk, and Shingle, and Lime,
|For every Thousand of Tiles and Bricks,
|For every Basket filled with Goods to the Value of Twenty Shillings,
|For every Load of Lathes,
|For every Hundred of Deal Boards,
|For every Dozen of Candles,
|For every Ton of Iron,
|For all other Goods to the Value of Twenty Shillings,
|For every Hundred of Faggots, and Thousand of Billets, for the Buyer,
Certificate of the Accompts of the Treasurers of the Army, &c.
"Die Veneris, 26 Martii, 1647.
"To the Honourable the Commons assembled in Parliament.
|"We of the Committee appointed by Ordinance of Parliament of the 22th of February,
|1643, for the taking of the Accompts of the whole Kingdom, do hereby certify and declare, That Sir Robert Pye Knight, Isaac Pennington, and Sir Tho. Soame, Aldermen of London, being appointed, amongst others, by an Act of Parliament made in the Sixteenth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord King Charles, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of His Majesty's Army and the Northern Parts of the Kingdom," Treasurers or Receivers of the Monies arising of four entire Subsidies granted in and by the said Act, and Edward Hodson Clerk to the said Treasurers, have delivered unto us upon their Oaths, according to the said Ordinance, their Accompts of all Monies by them received, from the 13th Day of March, 1643, together with their Disbursements made by virtue of the said Act; which Accompts, with their several Vouchers and Discharges touching the same, we have received and examined, and find their Receipts upon the said Accompt to amount to the Sum Two Hundred and Eighteen Thousand Nine Hundred Fourscore and Eighteen Pounds, Seventeen Shillings, and Four Pence.
|"And their Disbursements to be the Sum of Two Hundred Eighteen Thousand Nine Hundred Twenty and Six Pounds, Sixteen Shillings, and Five Pence.
|"So that there remaineth due from the said Treasurers, which they have received more than they have disbursed, the Sum of Threescore and Twelve Pounds and Eleven Pence.
"All which we humbly certify under our Hands, for the determining of the said Accompt, and for the
Discharge of the said Accomptants for so much Money received and issued forth as aforesaid.
"Dated 6 Martii, 1645.
Order for 72 l. os. 11d. the Balance, Mr. Hodgion their Clerk.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Sum of Threescore and Twelve
Pounds, and Eleven Pence, remaining in the Hands of the Treasurers appointed by Act of Parliament for the
Relief of His Majesty's Army and the Northern Parts, be paid unto, and bestowed upon, Edward Hodgson Clerk
to the said Treasurers, towards Recompence for his great Pains in this Service."
House adjourned till 10a cras.