House of Lords Journal Volume 9
28 May 1647

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 9: 28 May 1647', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 9: 1646 (1767-1830), pp. 209-224. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=37045 Date accessed: 24 July 2014.


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DIE Veneris, 28 Maii.
Ordinances to clear the following Persons of their Delinquency. L. Aubigny's Petition, about his Right in the Subsidy of Aulnage. De Landahola sued, for Money brought here in the Sancta Clara, and applied to the Parliament's Use. Vessel going from Waterford to Dieppe with Irish Soldiers stopped, having Raw Hides, &c. on-board. Answer from the H. C. Message from thence, with Ordinances and an Order. Answer. Message from the H. C. to sit P. M. Answer. Votes for disbanding the Army to be sent to Sir T. Fairfax. Message to the H. C. with the Ordinance to transfer the Power of the Committee for Irish Affairs; and about the Ship stopped going from Waterford to Dieppe. Gloucester Clothiers versus E. of North'ton. Report from the Revenue Committee, about L. Aubigny's Interest in the Subsidy of Aulnage: His Petition about it. State of L. Aubigny's Interest in the Subsidy of Aulnage. Ordinance to clear J. and F. Lowe of their Delinquency. Rous, D° Warre, D°. Wragg, Buckworth, Warner, and Copping, D°. Booth, D°. Howorth, D°. Swinburne, D°. Walley, D°. Leigh, Lloyd, and Peake, D°. Cartwright, Hicks, and Williamson, D°. Smethwick D°. Pawlett, D°. Penning, D°. Woodward, D°. Langley, D°. Claypoole, D°. Provincial Assembly of London may adjourn themselves from St. Paul's. Wilson to be Searcher of Boston. Post Meridiem. Answer from the H. C. Declaration about disbanding the Army, &c. Letter to Sir T. Fairfax about it. Horse, &c. to be kept up. Committee to see the Disbanding of the Army. Message to the H. C. about it; and with the Declaration, &c. Message from thence, with Ordinances and Orders. Answer. Witnesses from Haberdashers Hall to be examined. Richards to be released. Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance and Order. Answer. E. of Ancram's Protection. Ordinance, &c. for taking the Accompts of Officers, &c. E. of Denbigh, Leave to stay from Holdenby. Message from the H. C. to sit a while. Answer. Message to them, with the Ordinance to take the Accompts of the Officers. Capt. Jones's Petition. Rawlins's Order. L. Wharton Leave to be absent. Message from the H C. with a List of Officers Names for Ireland. Answer. De Landahola. freed from a Suit about the Silver brought in the S'ta Clara. Whelpdale to be instituted to Newton in The Thistles. Dean's Order. Capt. Strachan's Order. Williamson's Ordinance. Message from the H. C. with the Declaration about disbanding the Forces. Answer. Letter to Sir T. Fairfax, with the Votes for disbanding the Forces. Regiments of Horse to be continued. Order for 150,000 l. for Payment of the Arrears due to the inferior Officers and Soldiers. Order for 40,000 l. for the Forces going to Ireland. Committee for Irish Affairs to grant Commissions for Officers of Colonel Birch's Regiment, and Two Troops. Order for 800 l. for Cloaths for Col. Birch's Regiment. Order for 1704 l. 17 s. 4 d. to be paid to Lord Forbes, &c. Order for 500 l. to the Trustees of the Military Ground in St. Martin's Fields. Order for 200 l. for re edifying the Walls, &c. of the Military Yard in Tothill Fields. Order for the Military Ground in St. Martin's Fields, to be restored to the Military Company. Order for 200 l. to Mrs. Pattison. Order for 50 l. to Mrs. Rawlins. List of Officers, &c. for Ireland. Dean to be Lieutenant of the Artillery in Ireland. Order for 293 l. to Captain Strachan. Ordinance to clear Williamson of his Delinquency. Three Regiments of Horse of Colonel Poyntz, & al. to be kept up. De Landahola's Affidavit, that the Money he is sued for is Part of that brought Home in the S'ca Clara. Ordinance for stating Officers Accompts. E. of Ancram's Protection prolonged. Declaration of both Houses, concerning disbanding the Army. Instructions to be observed in settling the Accompts of Officers and Soldiers. "I. "II. "III. "IIII. "V. "VI. "VII. "VIII. "IX. "X. "XI. "XII. "XIII. "XIV. "XV. "XVI. "XVII. "XVIII. "XIX. "XX. "XXI. Ordinance for taking the Accompts of the Soldiery. Adjourn. Footnotes

DIE Veneris, 28 Maii.

PRAYERS, by Mr. Hickes.

Domini præsentes fuerunt:

Comes Manchester, Speaker.

Comes Pembrooke.
Comes Sarum.
Comes Mulgrave.
Comes Northumb.
Comes Rutland.
Comes Lyncolne.
Comes Suffolke.
Comes Stanford.
Comes Denbigh.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. (fn. *) Willoughby.
Ds. Howard.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. North.
Ds. Grey.
Ds. La Warr.

Ordinances to clear the following Persons of their Delinquency.

This Day these Ordinances for taking off the Sequestrations of Delinquents were read, and Agreed to:

1. Mr. Lowe's Ordinance. (Here enter them.)
2. Mr. John Rous's Ordinance.
3. Thomas Warre's Ordinance.
4. The Ordinance for Mr. Wragg and others.
5. Mr. Booth's Ordinance.
6. Mr. Howorth's Ordinance.
7. Mr. Thomas Swinburne's Ordinance.

8. The Ordinance of Hugh Leigh, &c. (Here enter it.)

9. The Ordinance of Hanham was read; and likewise a Petition of the said Mr. Hanham was read: And it is Ordered, That the said Ordinance be respited until he be heard.

10. The Ordinance of Thomas Cartwright, &c. was read, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)

11. The Ordinance of Thomas Smithwicke, was read, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)

12. The Ordinance of Wm. Pawlett, read, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)

13. Wm. Penning's Ordinance. Agreed to. (Here enter them.)
14. Charles Walley's Ordinance. Agreed to.
15. Wm. Woodward's Ordinance. Agreed to.
16. Richard Langley, &c. their Ordinance. Agreed to.
17. Adam Claypoole's Ordinance. Agreed to.

L. Aubigny's Petition, about his Right in the Subsidy of Aulnage.

The Earl of Northumb. reported from the Committee for the Revenue, a Paper concerning the Lord D'Aubigny; which was read, with a Petition of the said Lord D'Aubigny, and a State of the Case. (Here enter them.)

It is Ordered, That it is referred to these Lords following, to peruse the Grant of the King mentioned in the Petition, and report to this House their Opinion, whether the Things therein granted do descend to the Heirs (fn. *) successively; and that the Lord Lodowicke, now at Paris, shall have a Copy of this Petition, and return his Answer to this House within Fourteen Days after Sight thereof:

Comes Northumb.
Comes Mulgrave.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Comes Pembrooke.
Comes Sarum.
Comes Denbigh.
Ds. Willoughby.
Ds. Howard.
Ds. North.

Any Two, to meet on Thursday Morning next; and have Power to call what Assistants to them as they shall think fit.

De Landahola sued, for Money brought here in the Sancta Clara, and applied to the Parliament's Use.

Upon reading the Petition of Ignatio De Landahola, Spanish Merchant; complaining, "That he is sued for that Money which was in The Sancta Clara, and delivered out the said Money for the Use of the Parliament:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner do make Oath, before Doctor Heath, that it is for this very Money that he is sued.

Vessel going from Waterford to Dieppe with Irish Soldiers stopped, having Raw Hides, &c. on-board.

The Earl of Warwicke reported a Paper from the Committee of the Admiralty; which was read, as followeth:

"Die Veneris, 28 Maii, 1647.

"Whereas Captain Thomas Beddall, Captain of The Adventure Frigatt, meeting off Silley with Seven Vessels bound from Waterford in Ireland to Deepe in France (having aboard them about Two Thousand Irish Soldiers, taken up in Ireland for the Service of the French King) hath seized on One of the said Vessels, having aboard Five Hundred Irish Soldiers, and brought her into Stocks Bay, where she doth yet remain; there being also found in her some Quantities of Raw Hides, Coney Skins, Butter, and Wool:

"Ordered, That this Matter be reported to both Houses of Parliament, that their Pleasure may be thereupon declared, in such a Way as they shall in their Wisdom think fit."

Ordered, That it is referred to the Committee of Lords and Commons of the Admiralty and Cinque Ports, to do in this Case what they in their Wisdoms shall think fit for the Advantage of this State, notwithstanding any Ordinance of Parliament; and that the Concurrence of the House of Commons be desired herein.

Answer from the H. C.

Doctor Heath and Mr. Hakewill return with this Answer from the House of Commons:

That they have taken the Earl of Ancram's Business into Consideration; and they concur in the Ordinance for making Mr. Rivett Master of the Hospital of St. Nicholas in Wiltshire: To all the rest, they will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.

Message from thence, with Ordinances and an Order.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Colonel Popham, &c; who brought up divers Particulars, wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence:

1. An Order concerning the Provincial Assembly. (Here enter them.)
Agreed to.
2. An Ordinance for Wm. Wilson to be Searcher of Boston.
Agreed to.

3. An Ordinance concerning the Apprentices that have served in the Army as Soldiers.

The Answer returned was:

Answer.

That this House agrees to the Order concerning the Provincial Assembly, and the Ordinance concerning Mr. Wilson: To the rest, their Lordships will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.

Message from the H. C. to sit P. M.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Wm. Lewis:

To let their Lordships know, that they intend to sit this Afternoon, about important Business; and desire, if their Lordships please, to sit likewise.

The Answer returned was:

Answer.

That this House will sit this Afternoon, as is desired, at Four of the Clock.

Votes for disbanding the Army to be sent to Sir T. Fairfax.

Ordered, That the Votes passed Yesterday, concerning the Disbanding of the Army, shall be sent, inclosed in a Letter from the Speaker of this House, to Sir Thomas Fairfax.

Message to the H. C. with the Ordinance

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Doctor Heath and Mr. Hakewill:

to transfer the Power of the Committee for Irish Affairs;

1. To deliver to them the Ordinance concerning the transferring the Powers from the Committee of the Irish Affairs sitting in the Star-chamber, to the Committee for Irish Affairs sitting at Derby House; and desire their Concurrence therein.

and about the Ship stopped going from Waterford to Dieppe.

2. To deliver to them the Report from the Committee of the Admiralty, concerning the Five Hundred Irish Soldiers; and to let them know, that their Lordships have referred it to the Committee for the Admiralty and Cinque Ports, to do what they in their Wisdoms shall think fit in this Case, for the Advantage of this State, notwithstanding any Ordinance of Parliament.

Gloucester Clothiers versus E. of North'ton.

Upon reading the Petition of the Clothiers, against the Earl of North'ton; desiring, "That their Complaint against him may be referred to the Law:"

It is Ordered, That this Petition be further considered of on Tuesday next.

Report from the Revenue Committee, about L. Aubigny's Interest in the Subsidy of Aulnage:

"At the Committee of Lords and Commons for His Majesty's Revenue, sitting at Westm. the Sixth Day of April, 1647.

"Upon Consideration had of the Petition of Charles Lord Aubigny, concerning his Claim of Interest in the Subsidy of Aulnage, and of the State of his Interest, both which are annexed: It is this Day Ordered, and it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the Lord Aubigny have the Eighth Part in the Subsidy of Aulnage, and such Part of his Uncle's Parts as the Houses shall think meet, for the Subsistence of his Lordship and Sister; and we desire the Right Honourable the Earl of Northumberland to report this our Opinion, with the said Petition and State of the Interest, unto the House of Peers accordingly.

"Pembroke & Mount.
Salisbury.
H. Vane.
Corn. Holland.
Tho. Hoyle."

His Petition about it.

To the Right Honourable the Committee of His Majesty's Revenue, sitting at Westm'r.

"The humble Petition of Charles Lord Aubigny;

"Shewing,

"That whereas Esme late Earl of March and Duke of Lenox was lawfully interested, of a Term of divers Years yet to come, of and in the Farm of the Subsidy and Aulnage of the Old and New Draperies, in the Kingdom of England, and Dominion of Wales, whereupon the Annual Rent of Eight Hundred Ninety-nine Pounds, Two Shillings, and Four Pence Half-penny Farthing, was reserved; and that, the Interest of the said Farm being conveyed to Robert Lewes and Richard Blower Esquires, in Trust, to and for the Use and Benefit of the Four Younger Sons of the said Earl, the said Farm was seized on by this Honourable Committee, for that the Rent reserved upon the same was in Arrear and unpaid in these troublesome Times: Now, forasmuch as your Petitioner's Father the late Lord Aubigny, the Eldest of the said Four Sons, is dead, and the Lady Aubigny the Petitioner's Mother and your Petitioner have an Interest, derived from the said late Duke, in One Fourth Part of the said Farm; and that Two others of the Younger Sons of the said Duke are also dead, whose Interest is devolved to the Petitioner; and that the Fourth Brother his Uncle Lodowick, who now liveth in France, and most wrongfully detaineth the Estate of your Petitioner there, being of much greater Value, whereby the Petitioner is reduced to hard Conditions, not having Means to support him in any Degree answerable to his Birth and Quality, and is incumbered with many great Debts of his Father's:

"Wherefore he humbly prayeth, that the said Seizure may be discharged, the said Rent in Arrear being first paid by your Petitioner; and that the said Lewis and Blower, in whom the Estate in Law still remains (as is humbly conceived) for the Benefit of your Petitioner, may be permitted to continue the said Estate in the whole Premises, for the Uses aforesaid; they duly paying the said Rents reserved, and paying his Mother's Due out of the Premises for which she hath compounded; for the Performance of all which, he is ready to give Security: And this the rather, for that the Petitioner and Sister have had no Means of Subsistence above these Four Years past, but what their Mother hath upon hard Terms borrowed.

"And he shall pray, &c."

State of L. Aubigny's Interest in the Subsidy of Aulnage.

"A Remonstrance of the State of the several Offices of Aulnage, and Collector of the Subsidy, Aulnage, and Duties, due and payable, as well upon the Old as upon the New Draperies, and the Farm thereof, as now it stands; humbly presented to the Right Honourable the Committees of Lords and Commons for His Majesty's Revenue sitting at Westm'r.

"That His late Majesty King James, by several Letters Patents, both dated the 13th of April in the Eleventh Year of His Reign, and by Indentures of Confirmations dated the 14th Day of the same Month, for the Considerations therein respectively mentioned, did give and grant the Premises unto Lodowick late Duke of Richmond and Lenox, deceased, his Executors, Deputies, and Assigns, for the Term of Sixty Years, from the 25th Day of March then last past before the Date of the said Letters Patents, rendering several Yearly Rents, amounting in the Whole to the Sum of per Annum; as by the same several Letters Patents and Indentures, wherein several Non obstantes, Pardons, and Releases of Conditions concerning the Premises, are respectively contained, more at large appeareth.

"That the said late Duke, being by virtue of the said Letters Patents possessed of the Premises, died intestate.

"That, after his Decease, the Lady Frances his Wife, as Administratrix to her late Husband, became interessed and possessed of the Premises; and so thereof being possessed for the then Residue of the said Term of Sixty Years, by her Indenture, dated the 17th of February, 1623, for the Consideration therein expressed, did grant and assign over all her Estate, Term of Years, and Interest, in and to the Premises, unto Esme late Duke of Lenox, deceased, his Executors and Assigns, to commence from the 25th Day of March, which then should be in the Year 1631.

"That the said late Duke Esme, before the said 25th of March, died also intestate; after whose Decease the Lady Katherin his Wife, Administratrix of her late Husband, became interessed in the Premises during the Residue of the said Term; and being thereof so interessed as aforesaid, she the said Lady Katherin, by her Indenture, dated the 21th of April, in the First Year of His Majesty's Reign that now is, for the natural Love and Affection which she did bear unto the Lord George, the Lord Lodowick, the Lord John, and Lord Barnard Stuart, Four of her Younger Sons, by His Majesty's Direction, did grant and assign over all her then Estate and Interest in the Premises, unto the late Lord Archbishop Abbott, the late Lord Keeper Coventree, and others; their Executors and Assigns, in Trust, to and for the raising of Portions and Provisions for her said Four Younger Sons.

"That the said late Archbishop and the rest of the Trustees, by His Majesty's special Direction, for the better settling of the Premises, and for the more convenient disposing of the same, according to the Trusts, Intents, and Purposes aforesaid, did, by their Indenture, dated the 30th of July, in the Sixth Year of His Majesty's Reign, grant, assign, and set over, all their Estate and Interest in the Premises, unto Robert Lewis, Richard Blower, and others, their Executors and Assigns, upon Trust and Confidence, and to the Intent and Purpose, that they and the Survivor of them should, during the Continuance of the said Estate and Term, dispose and let the Premises, and receive and take the Yearly Rents and Profits thereof, to and for the Use and Maintenance of the foresaid Four Young Lords, and the Survivors and Survivor of them, equally and indifferently; and then they the said Trustees should order and manage the Premises, and accompt for the same unto the said Lady Katherin the Mother, the Earl of Arundell, and others, or unto such other Person or Persons as His Majesty should under His Sign Manual nominate and appoint.

"That afterwards, upon the humble Petition of the said Trustees, His Majesty, by Warrant under His Sign Manual, dated the First of December, in the Ninth Year of His Reign, did nominate, authorize, and appoint, the said Lady Katherin the Mother, the now Duke of Richmond and Lenox, the Earls of Arundell and Portland, and others, or any Two of them, whereof the said Lady Katherin or the said Duke to be One, as well to take the Yearly Accompts of the said Trustees, and allow or disallow thereof, as likewise to employ and dispose of the Yearly Rents and Profits of the Premises, for the Benefit and Behoof of the said Four Young Lords, in such Manner and Sort as they or any Two of them (whereof the said Lady Katherin the Mother of the said Duke to be One) should in their Wisdom and Discretion think meet.

"That the said Trustees, at the Instance of the said Lord George then Lord Aubigny, and by the Direction and Appointment of the now Duke of Richmond and Lenox and the said Earl of Portland, did, by their Deed, dated the Second of February, 1640, assign over a Moiety of his the said Lord Aubigney's Part and Purport in the Premises, unto the now Earl of Suffolke and others, in Trust, to and for the Benefit of the Lady Katherin his Wife, in case she should survive her Husband; the other Moiety was reserved for the Use and Benefit of their Children.

"That there are Two Children now living, (videlicet,) Charles Lord Aubigney and his Sister, Infants of tender Age, and destitute of Means of Subsistence.

"That Three of the said Young Lords are dead; and the Fourth, (videlicet,) the Lord Lodowick, Survivor, who for these Eight Years now last past hath lived in Foreign Parts beyond the Seas, and hopeth to have his Part of the Premises.

"That the Estate in Law of the Premises (as is humbly conceived) remaineth in the said Trustees, subject to the First Trust and Intention of the Party from whom the Estate first moved, and is derived unto them the said Trustees.

"All which is humbly tendered to the Consideration of this Right Honourable Committee.

"Robert Lewys."

Ordinance to clear J. and F. Lowe of their Delinquency.

"Whereas John Lowe, of Haseland, in the County of Darby, Gentleman, and Francis Lowe his Son, have by both Houses of Parliament been admitted unto their Fine of Two Hundred Marks, for that they were in Arms against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England to pass a Pardon for the said John Lowe and Francis Lowe, in such Manner as shall be agreed by both Houses, and according to this Ordinance, with a Grant and Restitution of their Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to a Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits, from the 24th Day of December, 1645, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said John Lowe and Francis Lowe in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; and Oliver St. John Esquire His Majesty's Solicitor General is hereby required to prepare a Pardon accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said John Lowe and Francis Lowe from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Value than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said John Lowe and Francis Lowe shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition for the same, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Rous, D°

"Whereas John Rous, of Stowe, in the County of Huntingdon, Gentleman, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted unto his Fine of One Hundred Forty Pounds, for that he adhered to the Forces raised against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England to pass a Pardon for the said John Rous, in such Manner as shall be agreed by both Houses, and according to this Ordinance, with a Grant and Restitution of his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to the Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits, from the 27th Day of December, 1645, which an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said John Rous in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; and Oliver St. John Esquire His Majesty's Solicitor General is hereby required to prepare a Pardon accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said John Rous from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Values than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said John Rous shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition for the same, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Warre, D°.

"Whereas Thomas Warre, of Glimster, in the County of Som'sett, Esquire, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of a Thousand Pounds, he having adhered to the Forces raised against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said Thomas Warre, for his said Offence, in such Form as shall be agreed by both Houses for like Offenders, together with a Grant of, and Restitution to him, his Heirs and Assigns, of all his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to a Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof, from the 12th Day of January, 1645, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Thomas Warre in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England for the Time being are hereby likewise authorized to pass under the said Great Seal accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said Thomas Warre from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Value than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said Thomas Warre shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Wragg, Buckworth, Warner, and Copping, D°.

"Whereas Thomas Wragg, of Wragg, of Wisbich, in the County of Cambridge, Yeoman, Edward Buckworth, of the same, Edward Warner, of Midenhall, in the County of Suffolke, Gentleman, and William Copping, of Bury St. Edmonds, in the County of Suffolke, Gentleman, have by both Houses of Parliament been admitted unto their several Fines; (videlicet,) the said Thomas Wragg to his Fine of Twenty Pounds, the said Edward Buckworth to his Fine of Twenty-five Pounds, the said Edward Warner to his Fine of Sixty Pounds, and the said William Copping to his Fine of Fifty Pounds; for that Thomas Wragg, Edward Buckworth, Edward Warner, have been in Arms against the Parliament; and the said William Copping assisted the Forces raised against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England to pass a Pardon for the said Thomas Wragg, Edward Buckworth, Edward Warner, and Will'm Copping, in such Manner as shall be agreed by both Houses of Parliament, and according to this Ordinance, with a Grant and Restitution of their Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fines were accepted, according to the Particulars thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits; (videlicet,) to the said Thomas Wragg, from the First of April, 1644; to the said Edward Buckworth, from the 8th of August, 1645; to the said Edward Warner, from the 23th of September, 1645; to the said William Coppinge, from the 11th of July, 1645; with an Exception of the Right or Estates of the said Thomas Wragg, Edward Buckworth, Edward Warner, and William Copping, in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; and Oliver St. John Esquire His Majesty's Solicitor General is hereby required to prepare a Pardon accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said Thomas Wragg, Edward Buckworth, Edward Warner, and Will'm Coppinge, from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particulars aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particulars were of greater Yearly Values than are therein contained during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said Thomas Wragg, Edward Buckworth, Edward Warner, and Wm. Copping, shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition for the same, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Booth, D°.

"It is this Day Ordered and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Delinquency of Mr. Charles Booth be pardoned, and the Sequestration of his Estate Real and Personal be discharged and taken off, and the Delinquency of the said Mr. Charles Booth is hereby pardoned, and the Sequestration of his Estate Real and Personal is hereby fully discharged and taken off, in Consirmation and making good the Agreement and Undertaking of the Committee of both Kingdoms: And all Committees, Sequestrators, and Collectors, and their Officers, and others whom it may concern, are hereby required and enjoined to take Notice hereof, and to yield ready Obedience hereunto."

Howorth, D°.

"It is this Day Ordered (fn. *) and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Delinquency of Mr. Rowland Howorth be pardoned, and the Sequestration of his Estate Real and Personal discharged and taken off, and the Delinquency of the said Mr. Rowland Howorth is hereby pardoned, and the Sequestration of his Estate Real and Personal is hereby fully discharged and taken off, in Confirmation and making good the Agreements and Undertaking of the Committee of both Kingdoms; and all Committees, Sequestrators, Collectors, and their Officers, and others whom it may concern, are hereby required and enjoined to take Notice hereof, and yield ready Obedience hereunto."

Swinburne, D°.

"Whereas Thomas Swinburne, of Butterby, in the County of Durham, Gentleman, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted unto his Fine of Three Hundred and Twenty Pounds, he having adhered to the Forces raised against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said Thomas Swinburne, for his said Offence, in such Form as shall be agreed by both Houses for the like Offenders, together with a Grant and Restitution, to him, his Heirs and Assigns, of all his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to a Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits, from the Second Day of January, 1645, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Thomas Swinburne in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England for the Time being are hereby authorized and required to pass under the said Great Seal accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said Thomas Swinburne from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Value than are therein expressed before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said Thomas Swinburne shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition for the same, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Walley, D°.

"Whereas Charles Walley, of the City of Chester, Alderman, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted unto his Fine of Five Hundred Thirtyseven Pounds, he having adhered to the Forces raised against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said Charles Walley, for his said Offence, in such Form as shall be agreed by both Houses for the like Offenders, together with a Grant and Restitution, to him, his Heirs and Assigns, of all his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to a Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits, from the Day of the Payment of his said Fine, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Charles Walley in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England for the Time being are hereby authorized and required to pass under the said Great Seal accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said Charles Walley from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Value than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said Charles Wally shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition for the same; as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Leigh, Lloyd, and Peake, D°.

"Whereas Hugh Leigh, of the Isle of Wight, Gentleman, Howell Lloyd, of Nantwell, in Radnorsheir, Gentleman, and Gregory Peake, of Canterbury, in the County of Kent, Gentleman, have by both Houses of Parliament been admitted unto their Fines; (videlicet,) the said Hugh Leighe to his Fine of Fifty Pounds, the said Howell Loyd to his Fine of Eighty Pounds, and the said Gregory Peake to his Fine of Fifteen Pounds; for that they have been in Arms against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England to pass a Pardon for the said Hugh Leigh, Howell Loyd, and Gregory Peake, in such (fn. *) Form as shall be agreed by both Houses, and according to this Ordinance, with a Grant and Restitution of their Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fines were accepted, according to the Particulars thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits; (videlicet,) to the said Hugh Leigh, from the 17th Day of February, 1645; to the said Howell Lloyd, from the 10th Day of December, 1645; and to the said Gregory Peake, from the 27th Day of January, 1645; with an Exception of the Right or Estates of the said Hugh Leigh, Howell Lloyd, and Gregory Peake, in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; and Oliver St. John Esquire His Majesty's Solicitor General is hereby required to prepare a Pardon accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said Hugh Leigh, Howell Lloyd, and Gregory Peake, from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particulars aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particulars were of greater Yearly Values than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said Hugh Leigh, Howell Lloyd, and Gregory Peake, shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition for the same, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Cartwright, Hicks, and Williamson, D°.

"Whereas Robert Cartwright, of Kingston upon Hull, in the County of Yorke, Draper, Thomas Hicks, of Crumhall, in the County of Gloucester, Gentleman, and Edward Williamson, of Ingold Mills, in the County of Lincolne, have by both Houses of Parliament been admitted unto their Fines; (videlicet,) the said Robert Cartwright to his Fine of Forty-seven Pounds, the said Thomas Hicks to his Fine of Sixty Pounds, and the said Edward Williamson to his Fine of Thirty Pounds; for that they were in Arms against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England to pass a joint Pardon for the said Robert Cartwright, Thomas Hicks, and Edward Williamson, in such Form as shall be agreed by both Houses, and according to this Ordinance, with a Grant and Restitution of their Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fines were accepted, according to the Particulars thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits; videlicet, to the said Robert Cartwright, from the 18th of December; to the said Thomas Hicks, from the 1st Day of December; and to the said Edward Williamson, from the 10th Day of March, 1645; with an Exception of the Right or Estates of the said Robert Cartwright, Thomas Hicks, and Edward Williamson, in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; and Oliver St. John Esquire His Majesty's Solicitor General is hereby required to prepare a Pardon accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said Robert Cartwright, Thomas Hicks, and Edward Williamson, from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particulars aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particulars were of greater Yearly Values than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said Rob't Cartwright, Thomas Hicks, and Edward Williamson, shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Smethwick D°.

"Whereas Thomas Smethwick, in the County of Chester, Gentleman, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted unto his Fine of One Hundred Fifty-six Pounds, for that he adhered to the Forces raised against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England to pass a Pardon for the said Thomas Smethwick, in such Manner as shall be agreed by both Houses, and according to this Ordinance, with a Grant and Restitution of his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to the Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits, from the 29th Day of December, 1645, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Thomas Smethwick in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; and Oliver St. John Esquire His Majesty's Solicitor General is hereby required to prepare a Pardon accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said Thomas Smethwick from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particulars were of greater Yearly Values than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said Thomas Smethwick shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition for the same, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Pawlett, D°.

"Whereas William Pawlett, of Poultouce, in the County of South'ton, Esquire, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of Five Hundred and Eighty Pounds: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England to pass a Pardon for the said Will'm Paulett, in such Manner as shall be agreed by both Houses, and according to this Ordinance, with a Grant and Restitution of his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to the Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits, from the 5th Day of May, 1646, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said William Paulett in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; and Oliver St. John Esquire His Majesty's Solicitor General is hereby required to prepare a Pardon accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon to be passed thereon, shall not extend to free the said William Paulett from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned (fn. *) during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said William Pawlett shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition for the same, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Penning, D°.

"Whereas John Penning, of Old Buckingham, in the County of Norffolke, Gentleman, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of Three Hundred Pounds, for that he absented himself from his own Dwelling, and went to Oxford: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint the Commissioners of the Great Seal of Engl. to pass a Pardon for the said John Penning, in such Manner as shall be agreed by both Houses, and according to this Ordinance, with a Grant and Restitution of his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to the Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits, from the 26th of February, 1645, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said John Penning in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Rights of Patronages, to any Church or Chapel; and Oliver St. John Esquire His Majesty's Solicitor General is hereby required to prepare a Pardon accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said John Penning for a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in a Particular aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Values than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said John Penning shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition for the same, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Woodward, D°.

"Whereas William Woodward, of Lambeth, in the County of Surrey, Gentleman, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted unto his Fine of One Hundred and Twenty Pounds, for that he adhered to the Forces raised against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England to pass a Pardon for the said William Woodard, in such Form as shall be agreed by both Houses, and according to this Ordinance, with a Grant and Restitution of his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to the Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits, from the 17th Day of December, 1645, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said William Woodard in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; and Oliver St. John Esquire His Majesty's Solicitor General is hereby required to prepare a Pardon accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said William Woodward from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Values than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said William Woodward shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition for the same, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Langley, D°.

"Whereas Richard Langley, of Hemingfeild, in the County of Huntington, Gentleman, Wm. Jarvis, of Hutton, in the County of Somersett, and Wm. Curtis, of Bassingbourne, in the County of Cambridge, Gent. have by both Houses of Parliament been admitted unto their Fines; (videlicet,) the said Richard Langley to his Fine of Fifty Pounds, the said Wm. Jarvis to his Fine of Sixty Pounds, and the said Will'm Curtis to his Fine of One Hundred Marks; for that they adhered to the Forces raised against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England to pass a joint Pardon for the said Richard Langley, William Jarvis, and William Curtis, in such Form as shall be agreed by both Houses, and according to this Ordinance, with a Grant and Restitution of their Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fines were accepted, according to the Particulars thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits; (videlicet,) to the said Richard Langley, from the Three and Twentieth Day of December, 1645; to the said William Jarvis, from the 27th of September, 1645; and to the said William Curtis, from the 9th Day of February, 1645; with an Exception of the Right or Estates of the said Richard Langley, Wm. Jarvis, and William Curtis, in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; and Oliver St. John Esquire His Majesty's Solicitor General is hereby required to prepare a Pardon accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereunto to be passed, shall not extend to free the said Richard Langley, Wm. Jarvis, or Wm. Curtis, from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, and Chattels, than what are contained in the Particulars aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particulars were of greater Yearly Values than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said Richard Langley, William Jarvis, and William Curtis, shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition for the same, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Claypoole, D°.

"Whereas Adam Cleypoole, of West Deeping, in the County of Lincolne, Gentleman, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted unto his Fine of Six Hundred Pounds, he having been in Arms against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said Adam Cleypoole, for his said Offence, in such Form as is agreed by both Houses for the like Offenders, together with a Grant, to him, his Heirs and Assigns, of all his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to a Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof, from the 4th Day of February, 1645, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Adam Cleypoole in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England for the Time being are hereby likewise authorized and required to pass under the said Great Seal accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said Adam Cleypoole from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Value than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said Adam Cleypoole shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition for the same, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Provincial Assembly of London may adjourn themselves from St. Paul's.

"Resolved, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament,

"That the Provincial Assembly of the Province of London shall have Power to adjourn themselves from Paule's; and to sit in any other fitting Place, within the City of London or Liberties."

Wilson to be Searcher of Boston.

"The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do nominate and appoint William Wilson, to be Searcher of Boston, with the Members, in the County of Lincolne; and that the Committee of the Navy and Customs do take Care that he be placed in the said Place of Searcher accordingly."

Post Meridiem.

PRAYERS, by Mr. Goode.

Comes Manchester, Speaker.

Comes Pembrook.
Comes Warwicke.
Comes Stanford.
Comes Lyncolne.
Comes Suffolke.
Comes Rutland.
Comes Denbigh.
Ds. North.
Ds. De La Warr.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Grey.

Answer from the H. C.

Doctor Heath and Mr. Hackewell return with this Answer:

That the House of Commons do agree to the Business concerning the Five Hundred Irish: To all the rest, they will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.

Declaration about disbanding the Army, &c.

A Declaration of the Parliament, concerning the disbanding of the Army, and the providing for Widows, &c. was read, and Agreed to.

Letter to Sir T. Fairfax about it.

The Letter to be sent to Sir Thomas Fairefax, from the Speaker, with the Votes inclosed, for the disbanding the Foot, was read and Agreed to.

(Here enter the Letter.)

Horse, &c. to be kept up.

The List of the Regiments of Horse which are to be continued for the Defence of this Kingdom, with the Names of the Commanders, were read; and Agreed all to, except that for Colonel Okey to command the Dragoons. (Here enter it.)

Committee to see the Disbanding of the Army.

Ordered, That the Earl of Warwick and Lord De La Warr are desired to go down to the Army, to see (fn. *) the Disbanding of the Army, according to the Votes.

Message to the H. C. about it; and with the Declaration, &c.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Doctor Heath and Mr. Hackwill:

1. To deliver to them the Declaration concerning the disbanding the Foot, and providing for Widows, &c.

2. To let them know, that this House agrees to Regiments and Commanders of the Horse that are to be the Standing Forces of the Kingdom.

3. To let them know, that this House hath appointed Two Lords, as Committees, to go to the Disbanding of the Army.

Message from thence, with Ordinances and Orders.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Colonel Birch; who brought up many Particulars, wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence:

1. An Ordinance for stating Officers Accompts by the Committee for the Army.

Agreed to, with an Amendment.

2. An Ordinance for One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Pounds to be paid, out of the Excise, to the Treasurers at Wars, upon Accompt, for the Arrears due to the Soldiers of the Army. (Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

3. An Ordinance for the Treasurers for the Two Hundred Thousand Pounds, shall pay Monies to the Soldiers that are to go for Ireland. (Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

4. An Order for granting Commissions to Colonel Birche's Regiment. (Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

5. An Ordinance for Eight Hundred Pounds, for Cloaths and other Necessaries, for Colonel Birche's Regiment. (Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

6. An Ordinance concerning the paying of the Lord Forbes One Thousand Seven Hundred Pounds.

(Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

7. An Order for Five Hundred Pounds, for repairing the Military Ground. (Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

8. An Order for Two Hundred Pounds, for re-edifying the Military Ground in Tuthill Feilds.

(Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

9. An Order concerning the Military Ground near St. James'. (Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

The Answer returned was:

Answer.

That this House will send an Answer, by Messengers of their own, concerning the Ordinance for stating the Officers Accompts by the Committee for the Army: To all the rest, their Lordships do agree.

Witnesses from Haberdashers Hall to be examined.

Upon Report of the Lord Howard, from Habberdash'rs Hall:

It is Ordered, That Doctor William Edmonds, John Vincent, and John Dickenson, shall be sworn, and to be examined by that Committee, in a Cause depending before them.

And accordingly they were called in, and sworn.

Richards to be released.

Upon Report from the Committee, That John Richards is in no Contempt to any Order of this House:

It is Ordered, That he be released from his (fn. *) Contempt.

Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance and Order.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Bacon, &c. who brought up,

1. An Ordinance for Relief of Widows (fn. †) and maimed Soldiers. (Here enter it.)

Agreed to, and to be printed.

2. An Order for giving Two Hundred Pounds to the Widow Pattison. (Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

Answer returned was:

Answer.

That this House agrees to all the Particulars now brought up.

E. of Ancram's Protection.

Ordered, That the Earl of Ancram's Protection is prolonged for Six Months longer from the 2d June next. (Here enter it.)

Ordinance, &c. for taking the Accompts of Officers, &c.

The House was adjourned into a Committee during Pleasure, to consider of the Ordinance and Instructions for taking of Accompt of the Officers and Soldiers of this Kingdom. (Here enter them.)

The House was resumed.

The said Instructions, with the Ordinance, were read the Third Time, and Agreed to; and Ordered to be printed.

E. of Denbigh, Leave to stay from Holdenby.

Ordered, That the Earl of Denbigh shall have Liberty to stay till his Business be dispatched, or the Pleasure of the House be further signified.

Message from the H. C. to sit a while.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Robert Pye:

To desire their Lordships would please to sit a while.

Answer returned was:

Answer.

That this House will sit a little while, as is desired.

Message to them, with the Ordinance to take the Accompts of the Officers.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Doctor Heath and Mr. Hackwill:

That this House agrees to the Ordinance for taking the Accompts of the Officers in the Army, with Amendment, wherein their Concurrence is desired.

Capt. Jones's Petition.

Ordered, That the Petition of Captain Wm. Jones shall be recommended to the House of Commons.

Rawlins's Order.

The Order for Fifty Pounds to Mary Rawlins, was read, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)

L. Wharton Leave to be absent.

Ordered, That the Lord Wharton hath Leave to be absent for some Days.

Message from the H C. with a List of Officers Names for Ireland.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Robert Pye:

To desire their Lordships Concurrence in a List of Officers Names as are to go for Ireland; and that the Committee for the Irish Affairs at Darby House do grant Commissions to the said Officers. (Here enter it.)

The Answer returned was:

Answer.

That this House agrees to all the Particulars now brought up.

De Landahola. freed from a Suit about the Silver brought in the S'ta Clara.

Upon reading the Affidavit of Ignatius De Landahola. (Here enter it.)

It is Ordered, That the former Order shall stand good; and that the said Ignatius De Landahola shall be discharged from his present Restraint.

Whelpdale to be instituted to Newton in The Thistles.

Ordered, That Doctor Heath shall give Institution and Induction to Thomas Whelpdale, to the Rectory of Newton in The Thistles, in the County of Warwick; presented thereunto by Francis Burdett Baronet: This to be with a salvo Jure cujuscunque; he taking the Covenant.

Dean's Order.

The Order for Richard Deane (fn. *) to be appointed Lieutenant of the Artillery in Ireland, was read; and agreed to. (Here enter it.)

Capt. Strachan's Order.

The Order for Captain Strachan to have Two Hundred Ninety-three Pounds was read, and Agreed to.

(Here enter it.)

Williamson's Ordinance.

The Ordinance for taking off Tho. Williamson's Sequestration, was read, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)

Message from the H. C. with the Declaration about disbanding the Forces.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Robert Pye, &c.

To let their Lordships know, that they agree to the Declaration this Day sent down, with an Addition, wherein their Lordships Concurrence is desired.

(Here enter it.)

Read, and Agreed to; and Ordered to be printed and published.

The Answer returned was:

Answer.

That this House agrees to the Addition now made in the Declaration.

Letter to Sir T. Fairfax, with the Votes for disbanding the Forces.

"SIR,

"We are commanded to transmit unto you these Votes, concerning the disbanding the Foot, whereby you will see the Care of the Two Houses of Parliament to give all Satisfaction unto the Officers and Soldiers under your Command. You are desired to communicate these Votes unto them, in such Manner as you shall think best, for preparing all Things which may conduce to the expediting of the Service, which doth so much import the Peace of this Kingdom, and the Relief of Ireland; to the which it is not doubted but that you will contribute all that lies in your Power, and thereby add to your former Merit.

"This is all we have in Command, as

"Your Friends and Servants,

Westm. 28 Maii, 1647.

"E. Manchester, Speaker House of Peers pro Tempore.

"Will. Lenthall, Speaker of the House of Commons."

Regiments of Horse to be continued.

"Resolved, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled,

"That the several Troops in the particular Counties of Leicestersheir, Shropsheir, Chesheir, Staffordsheir, Warwicksheir, and North'tonsheir, do make up One Regiment, under the Command of Colonel Needham, and be One of the Regiments that is to be kept up in the Kingdom of England.

"Resolved, &c.

"That Colonel Greave's Regiment shall be One of the Regiments of Horse that is to be kept up in the Kingdom of England.

"Resolved, &c.

"That Major Twisleton be Colonel of Colonel Rossiter's Regiment; and that that Regiment be One of the Regiments of Horse that is to be kept up in the Kingdom of England.

"Resolved, &c.

"That Colonel Whalleye's Regiment be One of the Regiments of Horse that is to be kept up in the Kingdom of England.

"Resolved, &c.

"That Lieutenant General Cromwell's Regiment, under the Command of Major Huntington as Colonel, shall be One of the Regiments of Horse that is to be kept up in the Kingdom of England.

"Resolved, &c.

"That an Hundred Horse and an Hundred Dragoons shall be kept up, for the Safety of North Wales, under Major General Mitton, to be commanded in Chief by the General, as other Horse kept up in the Kingdom are.

"Resolved, &c.

"That an Hundred Horse and an Hundred Dragoons shall be kept up, for the Safety of South Wales, under Major General Langhorne, to be commanded in Chief by the General, as other Horse in the Kingdom are."

Order for 150,000 l. for Payment of the Arrears due to the inferior Officers and Soldiers.

"Be it Ordained, and it is Ordained, by the Lords and Commons now assembled in Parliament, That John Foote Alderman, and the rest of the Commissioners of Excise, shall pay, out of the said Receipts of the Grand Excise, in Course, unto Sir John Wollaston and the rest of the Treasurers at Wars, the Sum of One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Pounds, upon Accompt, to be issued and paid out by Warrant from the Committee of the Army, or any Five of them, for the Payment of the Arrears due to the inferior Officers and Soldiers of the Army, under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairefax.

"And it is further Ordained, That for and towards the Payment of the Arrears due to the Commission Officers of the said Army, that the Profits arising out of the Estates of Delinquents in the First Exception not yet disposed of, (fn. *) shall be paid to the said Treasurers at Wars, upon Accompt, to be by them issued and paid out by Warrant of the said Committee of the Army, or any Five of them.

"And it is lastly Ordained, That the Acquittance of the said Sir John Wollaston, or any Two of the said Treasurers at Wars, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge unto the Commissioners of Excise."

Order for 40,000 l. for the Forces going to Ireland.

"Be it Ordained, and it is Ordained, by the Lords and Commons now assembled in Parliament, That for the disbanding of the Foot under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairefax, and for a Fortnight's Pay, in Part of Six Weeks Pay, for such of the said Foot as shall go for Ireland, that James Bunce Alderman, Richard Glide, and Lawrence Bromfeild, Treasurers appointed by Ordinance of Parliament for the raising of Two Hundred Thousand Pounds for the Service of England and Ireland, shall forthwith pay, unto Sir John Wollaston Knight, and the rest of the Treasurers at Wars, the Sum of Forty Thousand Pounds, to be by them issued and paid, for the Uses before-mentioned, to such Person and Persons, and by such Proportions, as the said Sir Thomas Fairefax, by Warrant under his Hand, shall direct and appoint for such of the Army as do disband, and by Warrant under the Hand of Field Marshal Skippon for such as engage for Ireland; which Warrant, together with the Acquittance or Acquittances of the Parties appointed to receive all or any Part of the said Monies, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge unto the said Sir John Wollaston and the rest of the Treasurers at Wars

"And it is further Ordained, That the Acquittance of the said Sir John Wollaston, or any Two of the said Treasurers at Wars, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge unto the said James Bunce, and the rest of the said Treasurers for the said Forty Thousand Pounds.

"And it is further Ordained, That the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland at Derby House are hereby authorized to give Order, by Warrant under their Hands, or any Six of them, for the Time of sending the same Money, and for the Way by which it shall, and for the Convoy which shall guard the same."

Committee for Irish Affairs to grant Commissions for Officers of Colonel Birch's Regiment, and Two Troops.

"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland at Derby House shall hereby have Power to grant Commissions to such Officers of Colonel Birche's Regiment of Foot, and the Two Troops of Horse which he hath contracted with the said Committee to transport into Ireland, as he shall return the Names of unto that Committee; and that their Commissions bear Date from the Time of the Contract made between that Committee and him."

Order for 800 l. for Cloaths for Col. Birch's Regiment.

"Be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Sum of Eight Hundred Pounds (for Cloaths and other Necessaries for Colonel Birche's Regiment designed for Ireland) be charged upon the Receipts of the Grand Excise, in Course, together with Interest for the same after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Cent. per Annum, from this Day; and pay unto the Treasurers of the Army, or any Two of them, or their Assigns; whose Receipt or Receipts shall be a sufficient Discharge to the Commissioners of Excise, for Payment of the said Eight Hundred Pounds and Interest, and every Part thereof, as aforesaid."

Order for 1704 l. 17 s. 4 d. to be paid to Lord Forbes, &c.

"Whereas, by Ordinance of both Houses, the Seventeen Hundred and Four Pounds, Seventeen Shillings, and Four Pence, granted upon Report of the Lord Forbes' Accompt, was to be paid, by the Treasurers of Gouldsmiths Hall, unto the Treasurers of the Committee of additional Forces by Sea for Ireland, for the Discharge of his Lordship and his Officers of their just Dues: It is hereby Ordered, That the said Monies shall be paid to the said Lord Forbes, Colonel Thomas Raincsborrowe, and Colonel John Humphreys; and an Acquittance under any Two of their Hands to be a sufficient Discharge."

Order for 500 l. to the Trustees of the Military Ground in St. Martin's Fields.

"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Sum of Five Hundred Pounds be charged upon the Receipts of the Grand Excise, in Course, with Interest payable for the same every Six Months, and paid upon Accompt unto the Trustees of the Military Company of the Ground in Martin's Feilds, or such as they shall appoint to receive the same, to be employed and disposed of by the said Trustees for the Re-edifying and Repairing the said Military Ground, and the Houses and Buildings there, which have been made Use of for the Public Service by Order of both Houses of Parliament and much impaired and endamaged thereby; and that the Acquittance of the said Trustees, or such as shall be by them authorized as aforesaid, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the Commissioners of Excise, for the Payment of the said Sum of Five Hundred Pounds and Interest accordingly."

Order for 200 l. for re edifying the Walls, &c. of the Military Yard in Tothill Fields.

"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Sum of Two Hundred Pounds be charged upon the Receipts of the Grand Excise, in Course, with Interest for the same, pay able every Six Months; and that the said Sum of Two Hundred Pounds be paid, by the Commissioners of the Grand Excise, unto Thomas Falconbridge and Lawrence Swetnam Esquires, upon Accompt, to be employed for repairing and re-edifying the Wall and Buildings of the Military Yard in Tothill Feilds, made Use therefor by Order and Direction of both Houses, and thereby much impaired and endamaged, and for restoring it to the said Condition it was in when the Houses by their Order first made Use thereof; and, that the Acquittance of the said Thomas Falkenbridge and Lawrence Swetnam, or either of them, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the Commissioners of Excise, for the Payment of the said Two Hundred Pounds and Interest accordingly."

Order for the Military Ground in St. Martin's Fields, to be restored to the Military Company.

"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Walled Ground in Martin's Feild, known by the Name of The Military Ground, or Garden, with all the Buildings, Houses, and Rooms therein, be forthwith restored and put into the Possession of the Trustees of the Military Company, to be (fn. *) enjoyed and made Use of by the said Military Company as formerly they did."

Order for 200 l. to Mrs. Pattison.

"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Sum of Two Hundred Pounds be forthwith paid unto Mary Patteson, the Widow of Captain Robert Patteson, of Brookedish, in the County of Norff. (slain in the Parliament's Service at Hamildon Hill), out of Habberdash'rs Hall, by the Treasurers there, for the Relief and Advantage of her and her Two Children."

Order for 50 l. to Mrs. Rawlins.

"The humble Petition of Mary Rawlins, of Warmenster, in the County of Wilts, Widow, was this Day read; whose Husband was employed as a Scout by the Scout-master General of the Army, and was taken by the Enemy, and at Lampworth hanged; and hath left the poor Petitioner a distressed Widow, and Three small Children to be maintained by her Labour alone:

"It is, in Consideration thereof, Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Sum of Fifty Pounds be bestowed upon the said Mary Rawlins, and paid unto her by the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies at Habberdash'rs Hall.

"And it is especially recommended unto the said Committee, in regard of the pressing Necessities of the poor Petitioners, that present Payment may be made of the said Sum of Fifty Pounds accordingly."

List of Officers, &c. for Ireland.

"The List of the Officers belonging to the Regiment of the Honourable William Harberts Colonel; videlicet,

"Will. Harbert, Colonel.
John Melbun, Lieutenant Colonel.
Richard Lundey, Major.
Nath. Short, Captain.
Barthol. Helby, Captain.
John Dunklyn, Captain.
Anth. Stampe, Captain.
Charles Awbrey, Captain.
Thomas Morgan, Captain.
Hen. Crofts, Captain.
Will'm Mathewes, Captain Lieutenant.
Tho. Vaughan, Lieutenant.
Walter Brought, Lieutenant.
Will. Hodg skins, Lieutenant.
Peter Winchister, Lieutenant.
Richard Inyon, Lieutenant.
John Longe, Lieutenant.
Edw. Loe, Lieutenant.
Adam Pritye, Lieutenant.
Blenardhasset Fuller, Lieutenant.
Will. Thomas, Ensign.
Mathew Manderson, Ensign.
John Racke, Ensign.
Will'm Hall, Ensign.
Will. Easte, Ensign.
Tho. Robins, Ensign.
Tho. Haskines, Ensign.
Richard Davies, Ensign.
Rob't Laine, Ensign.
James Short, Ensign.

"With all the Staff Officers by Name; (videlicet,)

"Richard Griffen, Quarter-master.
George Morgan, Marshal.

"A List of the Commission Officers in Colonel Kempson's Regiment, April the 28th, 1647.

"Field Officers, Nicholas Kempson, Colonel.
Christopher Peckham, Lieut. Col.
Francis Dormar, Major.
Richard Hannoway, Captain Lieut.
Rob't Dormar, Lieutenant.
Evan Morris, Lieutenant.
Robert Row, Ensign.
John Macclellane, Ensign.
Tho. Gilbert, Ensign.
"Captains, George Weldon.
Robert Fish.
George Master.
Alexand'r Frye.
Abraham Clarke.
Francis Wells.
Livesey Sharplesse.
Rob. Gilbart, Lieutenant.
Thomas Noone, Lieutenant.
George Hope, Lieutenant.
James Murray, Lieutenant.


Sydley.
Valentine Blee, Ensign.
Robert Bates, Ensign.
Robert Cloake, Ensign.
Andrew Linch, Ensign.
David Holland, Ensign.
John Pynce, Ensign.
Will'm Smith, Ensign.

"A List of the Officers in Commission of Colonel Graye's Regiment.

"James Gray, Colonel.
"Arthur Young, Major. Thomas Jones, Lieutenant.
Richard Owen, Ensign.
"Richard Pooley, Captain. Will'm Reede, Lieutenant.
Rich'd Hatt, Ensign.
"John Denison, Captain. Will'm Bayly, Lieutenant.
George Forker, Ensign.
"John Locks, Captain. Nicholas Luke, Lieutenant.
Mathew Marwell, Ensign.
"John Bushell, Captain. John Ferror, Lieutenant.
Rich'd Cordy, Ensign.
"Roger Johns, Lieutenant.
"Francis Beauchamp, Ensign.

"A List of Colonel Oconnally's Regiment, now being,

"Colonel, Lieutenants. Ensigns. Soldiers.
"Owen Oconnally, Lieutenant Colonel, 60
"Charles O'Hara. Captains. Beding feild Cremer. 100
"Richard Barnard. Hercules Langford. Geo. Wallis. 48
"John Togwell. Richard Taylor. William Pearce. 46
"Jn°. Mathews. Francis Bateman. Rob't Thomas. 56
"John Thomson. Tho. Wood. John Holsworth. 60
"Joseph Slader. 54
"Soldiers, 424

"Lodowick Somerfeild, Chirurgeon.
Richard Campling, Marshal.
Bassee Lawyer, Waggon-master.

"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland at Darby House do grant Commissions to the Officers in the foresaid Lists."

Dean to be Lieutenant of the Artillery in Ireland.

"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That Richard Deane, now Comptroller of the Train of Artillery in the Army of Sir Thomas Fairefax, be now appointed Lieutenant of the Artillery in Ireland.

Order for 293 l. to Captain Strachan.

"Upon the humble Petition of Captain John Strachan; desiring, That he may have the Sum of Two Hundred Ninety-three Pounds paid unto him, being a full Third Part of the Arrears of Pay due unto him upon his Entertainment in the Service of the Parliament, as appears by the Certificate of his Accompts, from the Committee of Accompts, bearing Date 19 Martii; 1646, in full Satisfaction of his Whole; and in regard it doth not appear what may be surcharged upon the said Captain Strachan, from the several Treasurers or Counties, for Monies, Horse, Arms, and other Goods, or Free Quarter: It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the said Sum of Two Hundred Ninety-three Pounds be paid unto the said Captain John Strachan, in full Discharge of all Demands whatsoever demandable by the said Captain John Strachan, upon his Entertainment in the Service of the Parliament; and that the said Sum of Two Hundred Ninety-three Pounds be charged upon the Receipts of the Grand Excise, in Course, with Interest for the same after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Centum from this Day, payable every Six Months; and that the Commissioners of Excise do pay the said Sum of Two Hundred Ninety-three Pounds and Interest, [ (fn. *) as it shall] grow due, unto the said Captain John Strachan, or his Assignee; and that the Acquittance of the said Captain John Strachan, or his Assign, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge for the Commissioners of the Excise, for the Payment of the said Sum and Interest accordingly."

Ordinance to clear Williamson of his Delinquency.

"Whereas Thomas Williamson, of East Markeham, in the County of Nottingham, Esquire, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of Three Thousand Five Hundred Pounds, he having adhered to the Forces raised against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said Thomas Williamson, for his said Offence, in such Manner as shall be agreed by both Houses for like Offenders, together with a Grant of, and Restitution to him, his Heirs and Assigns, of all his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to a Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof, from the Day of the Payment of the said Fine, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Thomas Williamson in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England for the Time being are hereby likewise authorized to pass under the said Great Seal accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said Thomas Williamson from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Value than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said Tho. Williamson shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Three Regiments of Horse of Colonel Poyntz, & al. to be kept up.

"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That Colonel Poyntz', Colonel Bethell's, and Colonel Copley's, Three Regiments shall be Part of the Five Thousand Four Hundred Horse voted to be kept up in the Kingdom of England."

De Landahola's Affidavit, that the Money he is sued for is Part of that brought Home in the S'ca Clara.

"Ignacio De Landahola, Spanish Merchant, maketh Oath, That of the Fifty Thousand and odd Pounds taken for the Service of the Parliament, which was brought to Southampton in the Ship Clare; there belongeth to this Deponent Thirty Thousand Pounds thereof; and that the Money which Matheo De Lafita claimeth is Part thereof; for the which this Deponent is now sued and imprisoned.

Jurat. 28 May, 1647.

"Tho. Heath."

Ordinance for stating Officers Accompts.

"Be it Ordained, and it is Ordained, by the Lords and Commons now assembled in Parliament, that the Committee of Lords and Commons for the Army, appointed by Ordinance of the Eight and Twentieth of March, 1645, shall have Power and Authority, and are hereby authorized and enabled, by such Ways and Means as they, or any Five of them, shall think fit, to cause the Accompts of all the Officers and Soldiers of the Army now or late under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairefax, as well due to them upon Public Faith as for their present Pay, to be audited and cast up, during their Service in the said Army, and to allow and determine of such Accompts, and to give out Debentures accordingly unto the said Officers and Soldiers: And it is further Ordained, That for such Debentures as shall be thereupon given out, and signed by the said Committee, or any Five of them, the State shall be liable to the Payment thereof, and shall be paid and satisfied respectively, by Warrant from the said Committee, or any Five of them, out of such Monies as the Parliament hath ordained by Ordinance to be paid out of the Grand Excise in Course, and out of Delinquents Estates, for the Payment of the said Officers and Soldiers of the said Army, and out of the Remainder of the Monies formerly assigned upon Gouldsmiths Hall for the Army: And it is further Ordained, That the said Committee shall have Power to call to their Assistance any Person or Persons whatsoever, as they shall think fit, for their Information touching the said Accompts, and of Free Quarter, or Money for Free Quarter, and Monies otherwise levied; and to make up the Accompts according to the late Instructions for the Accompts of the Soldiery of the Kingdom, that Defalcation may be made upon the said Accompt: And it is lastly Ordained, That the Treasurers at Wars and Commissioners appointed by Parliament to reside in the Army shall be aiding and assisting to the said Committee in this Service."

E. of Ancram's Protection prolonged.

"Ordered, &c. That the Earl of Ancram shall have the Protection of this House, for his Person and Goods, for Six Months longer, from the Second of June next after the Date of this Order; and all Persons whom it may concern are to take Notice hereof, and yield their Obedience accordingly."

(fn. *) "Die Veneris, 28 Maii, 1647.

"A Declaration of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, concerning the Disbanding of the Army, with Instructions for the same; as also Two Ordinances (fn. †) , One for taking the Accompts of the Soldiery of the Kingdom, the other for Relief of maimed Soldiers and Mariners, and the Widows and Orphans of such as have died in the Service of the Parliament.

Declaration of both Houses, concerning disbanding the Army.

"The Lords and Commons, finding it of absolute Necessity, in relation to their Duty as to this Kingdom, to take off the great Charge which it hath so long undergone in Maintenance of Armies, as likewise to that of Ireland, which cries out for present Relief, and must otherwise irrecoverably perish, have therefore thought fit to disband the Foot of this Army; but withal have taken it into their special Care, to give all just Satisfaction to those who have served them, in providing for their Indemnity, and for the Maintenance of such as have lost their Limbs, as likewise for the Widows and Orphans of those who have lost their Lives in their Service, and an Assurance unto those who have voluntarily served them, not to be pressed out of the Kingdom, and also such a considerable Part of their Arrears to be paid to those that are to be disbanded, as is possible to be provided for the present, with regard to other Public Charges of unavoidable Necessity, and good and sufficient Security for all that shall appear to be due, both to Officer and Soldier, upon the auditing of their Accompts, which is put into a Way of speedy Dispatch, and of no Trouble at all to the Soldier, and but of little to the Officer; all which doth appear by the several Ordinances and Orders of both Houses passed to that Effect, which will, we presume, abundantly satisfy all Persons of the Parliament's Tenderness towards the Army, and Acceptance of their faithful Service, and dispose the Army to a ready and chearful Compliance to their Resolutions, that Ireland may be relieved, and this Kingdom recover a Breathing-time after so long and heavy Sufferances; the Houses being fully resolved to apply their whole Care and Endeavours, with God's Assistance and Blessing, to remove all those Pressures which either the Necessity of War, or Want of Leisure for the Remedy in these troublesome Times, may have occasioned."

"Die Veneris, 28 Maii, 1647.

"Instructions agreed upon by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, to be observed in taking, examining, and determining, the Accompts of all Officers and Soldiers who have actually and faithfully served under their Command, in the Kingdom of England, and Dominion of Wales, from or since the Beginning of these Wars.

Instructions to be observed in settling the Accompts of Officers and Soldiers.

"I.

"That all Officers of Horse, Foot, and Dragoons, who have served under the Command and Pay of the Committee of any Association, County, or Garrison, shall have all the Accompts for their Pay certified, according to Muster, by every such Committee, or any Three of them, under their Hands, respectively; (videlicet,) how long every such Officer hath actually served, with a Regiment, Troop, or Company, under his Command; and what Number, to his Knowledge, that Regiment, Troop, or Company, did consist of, during that Time; by what Commission; under whose Command; in what Quality; and what Money, to their Knowledge, every Officer hath received for or towards his Pay; and what he hath received, in Horse, Arms, or other Goods, for which he may be charged by, and accomptable to, the State: And in case the Committee for any Association, County, or Garrison, shall give Notice to the Committee or Sub-committee appointed for this Service, that they are unable to certify on the Behalf of such an Officer, or that such an Officer hath not served under their Command, then the Commander in Chief of every such Garrison, Regiment, or Regiments, under whom such an Officer hath served, and the next in Chief under him that shall then survive respectively; with the Captain, if then living, who shall be concerned in any such Certificate to be given on the Behalf of his Officers, shall certify the same, according to Musters as aforesaid, under their own Hands and Seals; which they are to do with such Care, as they, and every of them, may deliver the same upon their Oaths, if required, before the Committee for this Service, or their Sub-committees; which Accompts, so certified by the Committees or Officers as aforesaid, shall be returned to the Sub-committee appointed by the Committee for the Accompts of the Kingdom, for taking the Accompts of that County where such Officer hath served, and from them to be transmitted to the Committee appointed for this Service, to receive such further Charge as they shall be able to give, and afterwards to be by them determined according to these Instructions, and speedily returned to the said Subcommittee, who are to deliver the same to the several Officers and other Persons who are concerned therein.

"II.

"That all Officers whatsoever, who do or have served in the grand Armies of the Kingdom, and have not had Relation at the same Time to particular Counties or Garrisons, shall, according to Muster, have such and the like Certificates from the Two Superior Officers (which shall be surviving) of the Regiment wherein they have actually served; and in case the Certificate concern any Officer under the Degree of a Captain, then that Captain, if living, who is concerned in that Certificate, on the Behalf of his Officer, shall join in certifying the same accordingly, and from them transmitted to the Committee for this Service.

"III.

"That no Certificate shall be taken, where the Parties that give it have not made it first to appear to the Committee appointed for this Service, or their Subcommittee, that they have not been cashiered from their Command for any Misdemeanor; and shall likewise have given in to the aforesaid Committee, or Sub-committees, their Hand, Seals, and Qualities; with which Addition they shall afterwards certify, and no other Ways.

"IIII.

"That, in case any Committee of both Houses of Parliament, or any General, have heretofore granted any Warrants, by Authority from the Parliament, for Payment of any Arrears due to any Officer for his Service, and that the same, or any Part thereof, doth still remain unpaid; then, in every such Case, the Committee appointed for this Purpose shall make Deduction upon every Warrant, according to the Directions herein exprest; and the Remainder appearing due thereupon shall be accompted to every such Officer a just Debt from the State.

"V.

"That all Officers and Soldiers, who have already received any Sum of Money in full Satisfaction from the respective Counties where they served, though it was not agreeable hereunto, shall not by virtue of this Ordinance (any Clause herein contained) claim any such pretended Arrears.

"VI.

"That all Governors of Cities, Castles, Towns, or Forts, unto whom any Allowance is due, either as Governor, or for Pay, Spies, Intelligence, Fortifications, or Monies necessarily laid out, for Horses, Arms, Ammunition, or otherwise, for the Service of the State, and hath not received the same, shall have the Accompts of such Pay and Charges, examined, allowed, and determined, by the Committee appointed for this Purpose, as an Arrear to them due.

"Provided always, That the Governor aforesaid shall take his Corporal Oath, that neither in Money, Horse, Arms, or other Goods appertaining or belonging to the State, he hath received any Part of the Money which he accounts as due unto himself; and shall, upon the same Oath, deliver in an Accompt of whatever remaineth in his Hands belonging to the State.

"VII.

"That no Officer, of what Quality soever (who hath received any Money or Goods from the State, or other Ways, for which he is to be accomptable), shall have his Accompts determined by the Committee appointed for the same, before he hath delivered in an Accompt thereof to the Committee for the Accompts of the whole Kingdom, or their Sub-committees respectively; and in case it shall appear, at any Time within Two Years after Determination of any such Accompt, that any such Officer is further chargeable, he shall, for Default herein, forfeit to the State Double the Sum which shall appear he hath not formerly acknowledged upon his Accompt.

"VIII.

"That no Officer of Horse or Dragoons, in Commission, shall receive Pay for any Horses, in order to their respective Qualities, other than he shall make to appear by the Musters he kept for the Service of the Parliament, and for such Time only as it shall so appear he kept them.

"IX.

"And forasmuch as the Greatness of the Debt due to the whole Soldiery, who have served faithfully in this War, hath occasioned heretofore Part of the Pay to them so due to be respited on the Public Faith, for a present Ease; yet, considering the same Debt will at Length become payable from the Commonwealth, of whom the Soldiery of this Kingdom have been necessitated to take Free Quarter, when Monies could not be provided for them; and when they have received Monies for their Pay, they have many Times left their Quarters undischarged, so that the Public will be in Danger to suffer in both: It is therefore Ordered, That no Sum of Money due to any Officer or Soldier shall be so respited; but the Committee appointed for this Service shall have Power, and are hereby authorized and required, to deduct respectively, out of the whole Sum demanded for Pay by any Officer or Soldier, for their Service in this Kingdom of England and Dominion of Wales, the several and respective Proportions of Money hereafter expressed, for their Quarters, due to the Commonwealth.

"X.

"From all Foot Soldiers and Officers of Foot, whose Pay is Seven Shillings a Week or under, Three Shillings a Week, for their Quarters.

"XI.

"From all Serjeants of Foot, Four Shillings and Six Pence a Week, for their Quarters.

"XII.

From all Officers of Foot in Commission, of what Quality soever, One Fourth Part of their respective Pays, for their Quarters.

"XIII.

"From all Officers belonging to the Train of Artillery, One Fourth Part of the respective Pay to them due.

"XIV.

"From all Officers of Horse or Dragoons, of what Quality soever, One Third Part of the Pay to them due for themselves and Horses.

"XV.

"From all Private Troopers, Eight Shillings a Week, for their Quarters: Provided, That this extend not to such Officers in Commission that have served in any Garrison, County, or Grand Army, and shall make it appear by sufficient Testimonies to the Committee for this Purpose, or their Sub-committees, that they have discharged their Quarters, during the Time for which they crave Allowance.

"XVI.

"That all Private Soldiers, as well of Horse as Foot, disbanded, or to be disbanded, who have not received Satisfaction for their Service in the Armies, or Counties, where they have served, shall receive the same from the Committees of the several Armies or Counties where they have done or now do the Service; for the evidencing whereof, every such Soldier shall bring to the respective Committees a Note under the Hands and Seals of his Officer, that he is so many Weeks in Arrear, who are to deduct out of such Arrears for his Quarters, according to the Rate hereby ordered, both for Horse and Foot: Provided, That this extend not to any Private Soldier, whether of Horse or Foot, who hath left the Service of that Army, Garrison, or County, without lawful Discharge, although he hath forthwith listed himself in some other Place for the Service of the Parliament; or that hath not, or hereafter shall not, deliver in to the respective Committees aforesaid such Horse and Arms with which he hath served, or a Certificate under the Hand of his superior Officer, that such Horse and Arms with which he hath served did not appertain to the State, or was lost in actual Service; whose Accompts, cast up as is expressed, upon Certificate from the Committees for the respective Armies and Counties aforesaid, of such a Debt due to the Private Soldier of that Army or County, they shall forthwith be enabled to discharge the same.

"XVII.

"That all Accompts that have heretofore been stated, by Order of Parliament, or any Committee thereof, shall be regulated, according to the Instructions herein contained, by the Committee appointed for this Service, except such who have received the Sums of Money so certified, or some Part thereof, in full of their whole Demand.

"XVIII.

That all Officers, who were in actual Service the 25 Day of March, Anno 1647, shall have their Accompts made up to that Time, and all others disbanded to the Time of their Dismission: Provided, That this extend not to any Officer, of what Quality soever, who hath had a Commission for a Regiment, Troop, or Company, and with the same hath not been for the Time he craveth Allowance in actual Service: Neither shall any Certificate be made for longer Time than any such Officer hath had such a Regiment, Troop, or Company, actually under his Command, upon Penalty of the Loss of their whole Arrears, who shall certify the same: Provided, That this Exception shall not any Way debar from Payment, that Regiment of Reformadoes under the Command of Colonel Saunderson; but they, and every of them, abating for their Quarters One Third Part of their respective Pays, shall have their Accompts made up according to the Agreement made then with them as Reformadoes; and what Money remains due to them for that Service, shall be accompted as a Debt from the State: And it is further Provided, That where it shall appear any Officer hath had a Regiment, Troop, or Company, under his Command, for which he craveth Allowance, which did not consist of above the Number hereafter specified; that is to say, in a Regiment of Foot, Three Hundred; in a Regiment of Horse, One Hundred and Fifty; in a Troop of Horse or Dragoons, Five and Twenty; in a Company of Foot, Forty; all Officers included; that he or they shall have his and their Accompts made up after the Proportion of a Third Part of the full Allowance of Pay hereafter expressed, and not otherwise.

"XIX.

"That the Accompt of all Officers, who have served in such Garrisons, for which there hath been Establishments made for a smaller Pay than the Allowance for Horse and Foot, before the Twentieth of March, 1643, made to the late Lord General the Earl of Essex, shall have their Accompts made up no otherwise than by the Allowance of Pay established for that Garrison; but shall have no Part of what resteth due unto them deducted for Free Quarter; but every such Officer shall bring to the Committee appointed for this Service, or their Sub-committee, a Certificate, under the Hand and Seal of the Mayor, Bailiff, or the Supreme Civil Officer of that City or Town, that he hath paid for his Quarters the Time of his Command in that Garrison; which Certificate, so brought, shall sufficiently assure the Committee for this Service, that such an Officer hath paid his Quarter.

"XX.

"That all Accompts, except of the Officers of the Garrisons for which there hath been particular Establishments, and of the Reformadoes before mentioned, shall be determined according to the Allowance of Pay made to the late Lord General the Earl of Essex's Army, before the Twentieth Day of March, 1643.

"XXI.

And lastly it is Ordered and Ordained, That all and singular Sum and Sums of Money, that shall appear to be remaining due upon the several Accompts, which shall be taken, examined, allowed, and determined, by the Committee appointed for this Service, according to the Instructions herein exprest, shall be accompted as a just Debt from the State.

"An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, for taking the Accompts of the Soldiery of the Kingdom.

Ordinance for taking the Accompts of the Soldiery.

"Die Veneris, 28 Maii, 1647.

The Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, taking into their serious Consideration the great and faithful Service of the Officers and Soldiers who have been employed in these Wars under their Command, and the hopeful Condition to which this Kingdom by the Blessing of God, is thereupon now recovered; and calling to Mind their own Resolutions formerly declared, for the just Satisfaction of all those who by such Service have given large Testimony of their Affection had to this Cause, wherein the Welfare of the Church and State hath been so much concerned; and taking likewise special Notice of the great Sums of Money that are issued forth to Officers and Soldiers, upon Accompts undetermined, and the great Inconvenience that may happen thereby both to the State and Soldiery; and well observing the civil Carriage of all such, who, though their Demands are as just, and Necessities as great, as theirs who attend here daily for their Arrears, yet, out of Confidence of the real Intentions of the Parliament, and dutiful Respects to their Ease and Quiet, have forborn to offer them the least Disturbance in their Proceedings; and that the Pretences of all Officers and Soldiers which are groundless and unwarrantable, and the just Demands of those whose actual and faithful Service renders them worthy of their Pay, may truly appear: Be it Ordained, and it is Ordained, by the said Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Committee for taking the Accompts of the whole Kingdom shall be the Committee for the taking, examining, and determining, the Accompts of all Officers and Soldiers whatsoever, who have served in these Wars under the Command of the Parliament, or the Heirs, Executors, Administrators, or Assigns, of any such Officer or Soldier who shall be deceased or absent; which said Committee, or any Three or more of them, shall have Power, and are hereby authorized and required, to take, examine, and determine, the Accompts of all Officers who have so served, according to the Instructions agreed upon by both Houses the 28 Day of May, intituled, "Instructions agreed upon by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, to be observed in taking, examining, and determining, the Accompts of all Officers and Soldiers, who have actually and faithfully served under their Command, in the Kingdom of England and Dominion of Wales, from or since the Beginning of these Wars.

"And (fn. *) "

"Die Veneris, 28 Maii, 1647.

"Ordered, by the Lords assembled in Parliament, That this Declaration, Instructions, and Ordinances, be forthwith printed and published.

Adjourn.

"Joh. Brown, Cler. Parliamentorum."

House adjourned till 10 a Tuesday next.

Footnotes

* Bis in Originali.
* Origin. successfully.
* Deest in Originali.
* Origin. former.
* Sic.
* Deest in Originali.
* Sic.
Deest in Originali.
* Deest in Originali.
* Origin. and shall.
* Origin. enjoined.
* Bis in Originali.
* This Declaration, Instructions, and Ordinance, are printed, and bound in with the Original.
There is only Part of One of them preserved in the Journal; see p. 224.
* The printed Ordinance bound up with the Original ends here;—the Remainder of it, and the other mentioned in the General Title, p. 222, is lost out of the Journal.