[13 February, 1645/6.]
Masters of Cambridge Colleges and Halls to preach at St. Mary's every Lord's Day morning or find a deputy.
Whereas it is of very much concernment for the welfare both
of the Church and Kingdome, that there bee constant good
preaching continued in the University of Cambridge. It is
Ordered and Ordained by the Lords and Commons assembled in
Parliament, That the Masters of the severall Colledges and Halls
in Cambridge, viz. Doctor Bambridge, Master of Christs Colledge,
Doctor Love, Master of Corpus Christi Colledge, Doctor Badgecroft, Master of Caius Colledge, Doctor Rainbowe, Master of
Magdalen Colledge, Doctor Minshall, Master of Sidney Colledge,
Master Anthony Tuckney, master of Emmanuel Colledge, Master
Herbert Palmer, master of Queens Colledge, Master John
Arrowsmith, master of St. Johns Colledge, Master Thomas
Hill, master of Trinity Colledge, Master Thomas Young,
master of Jesus Colledge, Master Richard Vines, master of
Pembroke Hall, Master William Spurstow, master of Katherine
Hall, Master Lazarus Seaman, Master of Peterhouse, Master
Benjamin Whitchcott, provost of Kings Colledge, Master Ralph
Cudworth, master of Clare Hall, doe take care themselves to
supply the Morning-course every Lords Day, by preaching at
St. Maries, unlesse by sicknesse or necessary absence, or some
other sufficient reason they be hindred, and in such case the
parties so hindred, are to procure others in their places.
The same for the after noons.; University sermonslikewise on Fast and Feast days.
It is further Ordered and Ordained by the Authority aforesaid,
That the heads of the Houses doe take care that there be such a
combination for every Lords Day in the afternoone, as may then
alsoe maintaine a constant course of Orthodox and edifying
Sermons there. And that they do likewise take care that there
be good preaching in the University Church on Fast daies and
daies of Thanksgiving. The Vice Chancellour for the time being
is hereby required and ordered to see these things duly
New seniors for Trinity.
And whereas the Government of Trinity Colledge is settled in
the Master and eight Seniors, whereof divers of them have been
ejected. Be it ordered and Ordained by the Lords and Commons
assembled in Parliament, That Master Harrison, Master
Culverwell, Master Croydon jr. and Master Bradshaw be made
Seniors in that Colledge: And they are hereby enabled to act as
Seniors there, to all intents and purposes.
New Fellows of Trinity.
It is further Ordained by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, That George Griffith, Master of Arts, Thomas
Disney, John Davis, Robert Twisse, Thomas Jacombe, John
Templar, John Badcock, Charles Robotham, Bachelors of Arts,
shall be admitted into the Fellowships of Trinity Colledge, now
vacant by ejectment, and shall enjoy the profit and benefit
belonging to the said Fellowships, and exercise the power of
Fellowes in the said Colledge.
Other Colleges to choose new Fellowes in place of those ejected.
It is likewise hereby Ordained by the Lords and Commons
assembled in Parliament, That other Colledges in the said
University of Cambridge, shall chuse Fellowes into the places
now vacant by ejectment, according to their usuall and
accustomed manner, as if the Fellows so ejected had been
naturally dead, or resigned their Fellowships.
Jesus College and Peter-House may elect Fellows without presenting names to Bishop.
It is also further Ordered and Ordained, that Jesus Colledge,
and Peter-House shall have power, and are hereby enabled to
elect and admit Fellowes into the respective Colledges, without
presenting any names to any Bishop.