DIE Jovis, 8 die Aprlis.
PRAYERS, by Mr.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Upon reading the Petition of divers poor Widows:
It is Ordered, To be recommended to the House of
Mrs. Ashburnham & al. a Pass.
Ordered, That Mrs. Ashburnham, with her Two
Daughters, Mrs. Francis and Mrs. Ann Ashbur'ham her
Daughters, and Mr. John Ashburnham her Son, shall
have a Pass, to go into France; there to remain for
Three Months; and afterwards to come into England
again; and to take along with her Two Men Servants,
and Two Maid Servants.
Samon versus Row, in Error.
Ordered, That the Cause upon a Writ of Error
between Samon and Row shall be heard, at this Bar, the
29th of April.
Thomas versus Godyer and Deacon.
This Day John Jones Esquire, John Wilcocke and
David Maddocks, Witnesses on the Behalf of Francis
Thomas Widow, Plaintiff, against Edmund Godyer and
Thomas Decon Defendants, were sworn at this Bar.
Trenchard to be quieted in the Church of Exford:
Upon reading the Petition of Sir Oliver Luke Knight,
and John Trenchard and Henry Trenchard Gentlemen,
and the Affidavit of Ozias German, of the Parish of Exford, in the County of Som'sett, and the Affidavit of
Delinquents, for disturbing him, sent for.
It is Ordered, That an Order be sent to the Sheriff
of Som'settshire, to remove the Force, and to see the
Order of this House put into Execution; and that such
of the Committees and Sequestrators of that County as
are Principals in the Offence shall be sent for, to appear
before this House, to answer the same.
Upon reading the Petition of Peacock Merchant: It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the
Petition is referred to the Committee for the Admiralty,
who are to report to this House the true State of the
Business; and then this House will take the Business into
Col. Allen to be released, on satisfying his Creditors.
Ordered, That Lieutenant Colonel Allen shall be
released, leaving in the Hand of the Sheriffs of London
the Assignments of his Arrears to Nicholas and the rest
of the Creditors proportionably.
Report about borrowing 200,000 l.
The Earl of Northumb. reported, "That the Committee went into London, to propound the borrowing
of Two Hundred Thousand Pounds of the City of
London; and they have made a Committee, to consider of the Proposition."
Ordinance to clear Cols. Gallop and Duke of their Delinquency.
Upon reading a Letter of Vice Admiral Batten:
(Here enter it.) It is Ordered, That an Ordinance be
drawn up, that the Two Persons named in the Letter
shall have the Benefit of what Vice Admiral Batten did
undertake to them for.
Preacher at the Fast.
Ordered, That Mr. Tuckney shall preach the next
Fast-day, before the Lords, in the Abbey-church at
Westm. in the Place of Mr. Spurstoe.
Message to the H. C. for a Conference on Two Ordinances; and about the following Particulars.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edward Leech and Dr. Aylett:
1. To deliver to them the Names of the Six Lords
added Yesterday, to be added to the Committee for the
Irish Affairs, sitting at Derby House.
2. To desire a Conference To-morrow Morning, at
Ten of the Clock, in the Painted Chamber, concerning
the Ordinance for regulating the University of Oxford,
and concerning the Ordinance for putting down the
Committee in the Countries.
3. To deliver to them the Ordinance concerning
making Mr. Palmer Minister of Aston, in the County of
4. To deliver to them the Petition of the Widows.
Committee for Petitions.
Ordered, That the Committee for Petitions shall sit
every Friday in the Afternoon.
Ordered, That the Petition of Jasper Dartnill is
referred to the Committee for Petitions.
Ordinance for 4000 l. for Gloucester.
Upon the Report of the Lord Willoughby, from the
Committee concerning the Ordinance for Four Thousand
Pounds for the City of Gloucester, "That the said Ordinance is thought fit to pass, with a Saving to the
Rights of all Persons:"
And it is Ordered, That the said Committee do
bring in a Saving to that Purpose.
Moore & al. Priests, to be attached.
Ordered, That the Gentleman Usher, or his Deputy, shall attach the Bodies of Father Henry Moore,
Father George Popham, Father Andrew Knightley, and
Father Thomas Budde, Priests, and bring them before
the Lords in Parliament.
Reduction of Jerrey to be considered.
Upon reading the Petition of many of the Inhabitants of Jersey; desiring, "That some speedy Course
may be taken for Reduction of that Island:"
It is Ordered, That an Account shall be given Tomorrow Morning to this House, what this House hath
done formerly in this Business; and then to be Part of
the Conference with the House of Commons To-morrow.
The Ordinance for making Steven Sedgwicke Minister
of, in the County of, was
Robinson to be-paid for Arms.
Upon reading the Petition of Sara Robinson: It is
Ordered, That some speedy Course may be appointed
for their Satisfaction for the Money for the Four Hundred Swords which they delivered for the Use of the
Sir A. Blunden versus Loftus.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir Arthur Blunden
against Mr. Loftus: It is Ordered, That Mr. Loftus
shall have a Copy of the Petition, and return his Answer within a Week to this House; and then further
Direction shall be given.
Sir O. Luke and Trenchard's Pet. complaining of Trenchard being turned out of the Church of Exford, and Langford placed in his Room.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords in Parliament assembled.
"The humble Petition of Sir Oliver Luke
Knight, John Trenchard Esquire, and
Henry Trenchard Gentleman;
"That whereas the Parish of Exford, Com. Som'rsett,
upon the Avoidance of the late Incumbent, being
destitute of a Minister, the Committee for that County did place one John Lang ford to officiate there,
until the Patrons should present a Clerk thereunto;
since which Time your Petitioners, being the lawful
Patrons thereof, did present one George Trenchard
Clerk, to officiate that Cure; and your Lordships,
the One and Thirtieth of December last past, were
pleased to order, That Institution and Induction
should be given unto the said George Trenchard, your
Petitioners Clerk; which was done accordingly, and
the said George Trenchard had the quiet Possession of
the said Church: Nevertheless the Committee for the
said County of Som'sett, directly contrary and in
Contempt of your Lordships Order, and to your Petitioners just Right of Presentation which they well
knew, have discharged, displaced, and removed, your
Petitioners Clerk out of the Possession of the said
Church, and have, by their own Order, placed the
said John Lang ford into the said Parsonage, and do
continue the said Langford in the Possession thereof
by the Strength of Fifty Soldiers now quartered in
that Parish for that Purpose, under Captain Kingsland's Command; and that your Petitioners Clerk, so
coming in under your Petitioners Title, and by virtue of your Lordships Order, hath been very much
abused by the said Committee, and such as they employed (all which appears to be true by the Affidavits
"Now, forasmuch as your Petitioners Clerk is a
very orthodox Divine, and presented by your Petitioners, and instituted and inducted by your Lordships Order as aforesaid, and for that he is well
liked-of by the whole Parish (as by their Petitions
and Certificates on his Behalf may appear); and
that the said John Langford is a Man that hath been
bred towards the Law, and hath little or (fn. *) no Knowledge in Point of Divinity, although lately ordained
"Your Petitioners therefore humbly pray your
Lordships peremptory Order, that the said
George Trenchard, your Petitioners Clerk, may
be forthwith restored to the Possession of the
said Rectory of Exford, and Profits thereof; and
that the said Committee be required to yield
Obedience thereunto; and that the said John
Langford may be discharged from officiating
that Cure any longer; and that the Soldiers
of the said Captain Kingsland be removed
"And your Petitioners shall ever pray, &c.
Affidavits concerning this Business.
"Ozias German, of the Parish of Exford, in the
County of Som'sett, Yeoman, maketh Oath, That,
after George Trenchard Clerk was presented by the
Patrons, and instituted and inducted, to the Rectory of
Exford aforesaid, by Order of the Right Honourable
the House of Peers, and after he had the quiet Possession of the said Church; one Mr. Collier, the Sequestrator for the County of Som'sett, by Order or
Warrant from the Committee of that County, did
require the said George Trenchard to deliver unto him
the Possession of the said Church; and, in respect
the said George Trenchard did not presently deliver
the Possession of the said Church unto him, he the
said Collier (in the Presence of this Deponent) drew
his Sword at the said George Trenchard, and said, "If
the said George Trenchard would not presently obey
his Warrant, he would run him through:" Whereupon the said Collier, the next Day after, carried the
said George Trenchard with him to Bridgewater, to
attend the Committee; and that the said George Trenchard did afterwards attend the Committee, who did
displace and remove the said George Trenchard out of
the said Parsonage, and put into the Possession thereof
one John Langford Clerk; ever since which Time,
about Fifty Soldiers of Captain Kingsland's Foot
Company have quartered in that Parish, to keep and
continue the said John Langford in the Possession of
the said Rectory, as this Deponent hath been told by
some of the Soldiers.
"Jur. 7 Die April. 1647.
The Mark of
Ozias O German."
"Hugh Stote, of the Parish of Exford, in the
County of Som'sett, Yeoman, maketh Oath, That
one John Langford Clerk was placed and put into the
Rectory of Exford aforesaid, by the Committee of
the said County of Som'sett, by virtue of an Order
made by that Committee to this Effect; (videlicet,)
That the said John Langford should officiate as Minister there, until Captain John Trenchard and others
the Patrons should try their Title to the said Parsonage, which Order this Deponent heard read in the
Church of Exford; since which Time, the Patrons
have presented one George Trenchard Clerk, who had
Institution and Induction into the said Rectory by virtue of an Order of the Right Honourable the House
of Peers; and that the said George Trenchard (after
he was so inducted, and had the quiet Possession of
the said Church by virtue of the said Lords Order)
demanded of the said John Langford the Possession of
the said Parsonage-house; but the said Langford, in
the Presence and Hearing of this Deponent, peremptorily refused to deliver the Possession thereof
unto the said George Trenchard: And further deposeth, That the said John Lang ford, by Order from
the said Committee, is since then restored to the Possession of the said Rectory and Church, and Profits
thereunto belonging; and that about Fifty Soldiers of
Captain Kingsland's Foot Company have quartered in
the said Parish for a Month last past; and when this
Deponent came from thence, being about a Week
since, the said Soldiers still continued there, to the
End, as this Deponent believeth, to keep and continue the said John Langford in the Possession of the
said Rectory and Parsonage.
"Jur. 7 Die Aprilis, 1647.
The Mark of H
Letter from Adm. Batten, recommending Cols. Gallop and Duke to the Favour of the Houses, on account of their Services to the Parliament, in surrendering Portland, &c.
"To the Right Honourable and my very good
Lord the Earl of Manchester, Speaker of the
House of Peers. These humbly present.
"I take the Boldness to acquaint your Lordship with a
Business that nearly concerns my Honour and Reputation: Being intrusted by the Parliament in their
Affairs at Sea the last Year, I fell in Treaty with
Colonel Gallopp and Lieutenant Colonel Duke, for
the Surrender of Portland Castle and Island, which
with no small Difficulty I effected. Upon my often
meeting with the said Gentlemen on that Occasion, I
observed that they had a good Interest in Sir Ralphe
Hopton, who at that present had a great Influence
over the Prince of Wales; and thereupon treated
further with them, to employ their best Endeavours for
bringing him into the Parliament Quarters: For the
better effecting of which Work, the said Gentlemen
were content that I should omit their Names in the
Articles of Treaty, whereby the Prince might not
take Notice of their Willingness to surrender; but
that it should rather seem to be the Act of the
Islanders: Whereupon I undertook unto them, That
they should stand freed and discharged of and from
all Actions and Suits that should be brought against
them, for any Act by them, or either of them, done
relating to the late War: Since which Time, they
are sued and impleaded in several Courts, for Acts of
Hostility before their Surrender. My humble Suit
unto your Lordship is, That you would be pleased
to move the Honourable House of Peers, that my
Undertaking therein may be looked upon as an acceptable Service to the State, and the said Colonel Gallopp
and Lieutenant Colonel Duke be freed and discharged
of and from all Actions and Suits for any Thing by
them done relating to the late War, upon Command
given them by their Superior Officers, upon which
Actions Execution will shortly be sued forth against
them, if they be not suddenly relieved by the Mercy
of the Parliament. So, humbly leaving the same to
your Lordship's Wisdom, I take Leave, and remain
London, 26th March, 1647.
Humble Servant to be commanded,