Die Lunæ, 11 Aprili', 1642.
vice lecta est Billa. AN Act to enable Sir Christ. Wray Knight
to sell the Manor of Hawstead cum
Bucknams, and other Things in the County of Suffolk.
Resolved, upon the Question, That these Words,
"Waynfleete, Urford, Barlings, Noncotton, and Keelbye,"
shall be added to this Bill.
The Bill aforesaid, upon Question, passed.
Ordered, That this Petition of Jo. Broome, and other
Seamen, be referred to the Committee for the Navy:
And they are to send for Mr. Tanner, who, as they complain, detained their Wages from them.
Ordered, That the Officers of the Ordnance, and
Mr. Weaver, the Master Gunner, shall make Trial of all
such Powder as shall be brought in by Mr. Cordwell, or
any other, for the Use of the Commonwealth.
Reducing Irish Rebels.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the farther Adding
unto, and Explanation of, certain Clauses in an Act of
Parliament, made for the speedy and effectual Reducing
the Rebels in Ireland to their due Obedience to his
Majesty, and the Crown of England.
vice lecta est Billa Prædicta; and, upon Question,
committed unto the Committee of Adventurers; and
Mr. Pury, Mr. Vassal, Mr. Glyn, Sir Jo. Holland, are
added to that Committee.
Money for Service of Ireland.
Ordered, That John Warner, John Towse, Tho. Andrewes, Aldermen, and Law. Halsteed Esquire, appointed
by the Act of Parliament lately enacted for Adventurers
for raising of Forces for the War of Ireland, shall pay
and deliver unto Nicholas Loftus Esquire, Deputy of the
Treasurer at Wars for Ireland, the Sum of Four thousand Pounds of the Monies in their Hands, to be employed in paying the Arrears of the Half-pay, and for
advancing a Month's Pay beforehand to the Officers of
the Six Regiments, and sending these Regiments away
for Ireland; for which an Acquittance, under Mr. Loftus'
Hand, shall be their sufficient Warrant: And the Adventurers shall have the Publick Faith of the Parliament for
Repayment of the same out of the Monies that shall come
in upon the Bill of Four hundred thousand Pounds, or
any other ways which may be found to come in sooner.
Ordered, That the Five hundred Pounds freely offered
to be lent by Mr. Harvey, a Member of this House, for
the present Buying of Shoes for the Soldiers in Ireland,
shall be forthwith paid to Mr. Loftus, Deputy Treasurer
at Wars for Ireland, to be employed by him in the
Buying of Shoes as aforesaid; And his Acquittance,
of the Receipt thereof, shall be a sufficient Discharge to
Mr. Harvey for the Payment thereof. And it is further
Ordered, That Mr. Harvey shall be repaid this Five
hundred Pounds, out of the first Monies that shall come
in upon the Bill of Four hundred thousand Pounds that
shall be collected in Kent.
Ordered, That the Treasurers within the City of London
for the Contribution-money shall forthwith pay Five hundred Pounds to Mr. Loftus, Deputy Treasurer at Wars
for Ireland, to be employed by him in the Buying of Shoes
for the Soldiers in Ireland: And his Acquittance shall
be a sufficient Discharge for Payment thereof.
Ordered, That the Proposition made by Mr. Jesson,
concerning the Adventuring of Ten thousand Poundsworth of Cloth, or any other Proposition of the like
Nature, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for the Adventurers for Ireland.
Ordered, That Sir Ric. Cave do move the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland forthwith to grant Commissions to the
Officers of the Four Regiments that are to go into Ireland,
Monies being designed for them.
Mr. Glyn reports the Bill concerning the Twelve
Bishops, formerly recommitted, with some Amendments:
And the Bill, with Amendments, were read; and ordered
to be ingrossed.
Privilege to Sir T. Dawes, &c.
Ordered, That Sir Tho. Dawes, and his Brother John
Dawes, now in the Service of the Commonwealth by
the Command of this House, shall have Privilege of Parliament for the Space of Six Weeks, to go up and down
freely, without the Molestation, Arrest, or Restraint from
any Man, to take Order for the Satisfying of such Monies to such Creditors as formerly advanced great Sums
of Money for the Service of the Commonwealth.
Ordered, That the Three Irish Soldiers taken out of
The Little Mary, and the Five Irish Passengers taken
out of The Lydia at Falmouth, be sent to the County
Gaol, and proceeded against, according to Law: And
the Gaoler of Lanceston Gaol is hereby required to take
them into his Custody.
That the Committee appointed to consider of providing
Means for a Preaching Ministry, do sit presently in the
Court of Wards.
Army in Ireland.
Ordered, That Mr. Pym shall make a Report of the
State of the Army in Ireland, the first Business this
Persons from Ireland.
Mr. Glyn reported from the Committee, the Order for
preventing the Coming over of the Poor out of Ireland;
which is recommitted to the Committee for Contributions.
Warrant to Sanserfe, &c.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker shall grant his Warrant to
Tho. Sanserfe and Tho. Annand, Scottish Gentlemen, to
embark themselves in the Company of Colonel Wm.
Johnston, for their Transportation into Spaine, without
any Lett or Interruption.
Ly. Dawes' Jointure.
WHEREAS it appeared to this House, that his Majesty was indebted to Sir Abraham Dawes, deceased, in
the Sum of Nineteen thousand Five hundred and Thirty
Pounds, upon Tallies struck for the Satisfying thereof,
at several Days of Payment: And whereas Eight thousand Pounds of the said Tallies, with reasonable Interest,
were, by Order of this House, assigned over unto Sir
John Harrison, and other the late Farmers; and the
Remainder of them unto Sir Wm. Acton, and other
Creditors of the said Sir Abraham Dawes and Sir Thomas
Dawes, who advanced Twenty-eight thousand Seven
hundred and Thirteen Pounds Fourteen Shillings and
Eight-pence, to the Use of the Commonwealth, for a
Fine imposed by this House upon the said Sir Abraham
and Sir Thomas Dawes; and for the further Security of
those advancing Creditors, this House did promise to
pass a Bill against the Lands and Estate of Sir Abraham
Dawes and Sir Thomas Dawse: Now, forasmuch as the
said Creditors have received Satisfaction for the Sum of
Thirty-six thousand Pounds, being as well for the Monies
advanced by them, as for their own particular Debts,
with Interest, by Lands, agreed to be passed to them,
and Three thousand Pounds in ready Monies, to be paid
to them by Richard Hacket, Gregory Cole, and Robert
Cole Esquires, Friends of Dame Judith Dawes, Wife of
the said Sir Thomas Dawes; in which Lands the said
Dame Judith Dawes had her Jointure of Six hundred
Pounds per Ann. which she voluntarily relinquished
before the Committee appointed by this House for Satisfaction of her said Husband's Debts; whereupon the said
Creditors were contented, that the said Tallies should be
passed over to the said Richard Hackett, Gregory Cole,
and Richard Cole, for the Use of the said Lady Dawes,
and their own Reimbursement: It is thereupon this Day
Ordered, That the said Tallies, deposited in the Hands
of the Clerk of this House, by a former Order, for the
Use of the said Farmers and Collectors, shall now remain
and be to the Use of the said Farmers, for Securing of
the said Eight thousand Pounds, with Interest; and the
Remainder unto the said Richard Hacket, Gregory
Cole, and Robert Cole, Trustees for the said Lady Dawes,
for the Use of the said Lady Dawes, in lieu and for
Reparation of her Jointure; and for Reimbursement of
Three thousand Pounds, by them advanced for Satisfaction of the said Creditors; and of a Hundred Pounds
more, likewise paid by them towards the Composition for
Sir Abraham Dawes' Share in the Petty Farm.
Petitions from Yorke.
THE Petition of the County of Yorke to his Majesty,
and his Majesty's Answer thereunto, was this Day read:
And likewise the Petition from the County to both
Houses, was this Day read: And it is
Ordered, * Stapilton, Lord Fairefax, Mr. Bellassis,
* Ingram, * Holles, * Pym, are appointed to prepare
a Letter to be sent to the Sheriff of Yorkeshire, in
Answer to his * * * *
Lord Fairefax is appointed to carry up the Petition
from Yorkeshire: And to desire the Lords to expedite
the Commissions to the Colonels and Captains, concerning the Militia.
Army in Ireland.
Ordered, That the Report concerning the State of the
Army in Ireland, begun by Mr. Pym, be made so soon
as this Conference shall be ended.
Conference-Message from the King
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Ayloff and
The Lords do desire a Conference, by a Committee of
both Houses, presently, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House, concerning a Message from the
King, of as great Importance as ever came to the House.
Answer returned by the same Messengers: That this
House has taken their Lordships Message into Consideration; and will give a present Meeting, as is desired.
..Pym, .. Holles, .. Fienis, .. Martin, .. Stapilton,
are appointed Reporters of this Conference.
Answer from Lords.
Lord Fairefax reports, that he delivered the Two
Petitions; and desired that they would expedite the
Commissions: And their Answer was, That they would
send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Mr. Pym reports the Conference with the Lords: And
delivered in the Message that came from his Majesty:
Which was read: and * * * *
Message to Lords.
Ordered, That a Message be sent to the Lords, to
acquaint their Lordships, that this House agrees to adjourn the Debate of this Message till Wednesday next;
but not the House, in regard of the great Occasions of
the Commonwealth: And therefore to desire their Lordships to sit: And to desire them to expedite the Declaration of the Causes and Remedies of our Evils.
He likewise carried up the Order for the Payment of
Four thousand Pounds to Mr. Loftus, for the Dispatch
of the Six Regiments now to be levied for Ireland,
Mr. Holles went up with this Message.
Payment to Henley.
Ordered, That the Treasurer of the Company of the
Merchant Adventurers shall forthwith pay unto Mr.
Loftus Two thousand Five hundred Pounds, out of the
Remainder of the Fifty thousand Pounds lent by the said
Company, to be paid unto Mr. Henley, for so much of
the Five thousand Pounds borrowed of him, for the
Affairs of Ireland: And that an Acquittance under Mr.
Henley's Hand, shall be a sufficient Discharge to Mr.
Luftus: And an Acquittance under Mr. Loftus's Hand,
a sufficient Discharge to the Treasurer of the Company
of the Merchant Adventurers: And that the Treasurer
of the Merchant Adventurers do certify this House, what
Monies are remaining in his Hands of the said Fifty
Forces for Ireland.
Ordered, That Sir Hen. Vane the younger do forthwith
acquaint the Lord Admiral, from this House, how sensible this House is of the great Delay used in Transporting
the Six hundred Horse, about Chester, over into Ireland,
who have laid there, to the great Expence of the Commonwealth, these many Weeks together, and have received their Pay: And that his Lordship will call those
Persons to account, whose Care should have been had in
transporting these Forces, and have shewed so great
Neglect therein; to the End, that they may be made
exemplary to all such as shall for the future, fail of the
Performance of their Duty in the like Kind: And that
his Lordship use all possible Expedition in conveying
these Forces over into Ireland.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Hollis reporteth, that the Lords will sit To-morrow, and will take into Consideration the Votes of
this House, of the Causes and Remedies: And that
they do agree to the Order for Four thousand Pounds
to be paid to Mr. Loftus.
Mr. Pym reports the State of the Army; and presented a List of the Pay of the Lieutenant General, and
his Train; and of the General Officers of Horse and
Foot; the Pay of One Regiment of Horse; the Pay of
One Regiment of Foot; a summary List of the Entertainment of the Forces designed for this present War in
Ireland; an Estimate of what is supposed to be due by
the First of April, to the Forces already raised, and in
Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners for
Irish Affairs, to consider what is fit to be allowed to the
Cannoneers, Petardieres, Matrosses, and other Under
Officers of the Train of Artillery, for their Attendance
here upon the Service of Ireland; and to present it to
That it be referred to the Commissioners to consider
from what Time it is fit for this House to Pay the old
Companies in Ireland; and what pay to allow them;
and what Entertainment is fit to give those Men raised
in Ireland by the Lords Justices Warrants.
Person to be apprehended, &c.
Ordered, That the Serjeant shall presently send a Man
to apprehend a Servant of Colonel Beling's; and to intercept some Letters that he has now brought out
of France with him; the which Colonel Beling was
stayed in the West Country, by Order from this House:
And he is to receive Instructions, whither to go for these
Letters and this Man, from Captain St. Leger's Man.
Army, &c. in Ireland.
The List of the Officers and Artificers belonging to
the Train of Artillery, together with their several Entertainments; a List of his Majesty's Army in Ireland, with
their several Garisons; an Estimate of Arms, Munition,
and Materials, as are requisite to be furnished; a List
of the Forces at Carrickfergus, Belfast, Malone, and
Lisne Garray: All which Particulars the Clerk of this
House was commanded to sign, as received this Day;
and so to transmit them to the Commissioners for the
Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners for
Irish Affairs to take into their especial Care the Providing
for the Safety and speedy Relief of the Towns, Castles,
and Forts, in Munster, the Fort of Galloway in Connaught, and Londonderry in Ulster; and to provide for
the One thousand Men, the Lord President of Munster's
Regiment; and to provide with speedy Supplies for the
Safety of the County of Clare or Thomond.
Ordered, That the Committee for Adventurers shall
sit To-morrow, at Two post meridiem; and that some of
the Adventurers in London do attend that Committee:
And that Mr. Pym do come thither, and make a summary Relation of the State of the Army in Ireland, to the
end that they may consider, upon the whole Matter, what
further Supplies are fit speedily to be sent for the effecting
of that Work, if it may be, before Winter next.
Letters to Sheriffs, &c.
Mr. Long reports from the Committee for Adventurers,
Two Letters, to be signed by Mr. Speaker, and sent, the
One to the Sheriffs of the several Counties; the other to
such Members of this House as are now residing in the
several Counties: And it is Ordered, That the Knights
and Citizens respectively send Copies of these Orders to
their several Counties and Cities accordingly.
Letter from the King.
RIGHT trusty and well-beloved Counsellor, We
greet you well. Our Will and Command is, that, at the
next Sitting of Our House of Peers, after your Receipt of
these our Letters, you deliver Our Message, sent inclosed,
to be read in Our said House; and afterward communicated to Our House of Commons: For which this shall
be your Warrant. Given at Our Court at Yorke, the
Eight of April 1642.
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