23 August 1644 -- Petition of Lazarus Seaman, master of Peterhouse, in Cambridge, on behalf of himself and all the fellows of that college. Complains that a library of books hidden in Peterhouse has lately been discovered, and seized on by the Sequestrators for Cambridgeshire.
23 August 1644 -- Instructions for the speedy raising of horses for Sir William Waller's army.
23 August 1644 -- Petition of divers officers, whose names are subscribed. Petitioners having served at Plymouth under Colonel James Wardlaw. Pray that some course may be taken for the payment of their arrears, and that they may have Reformados' pay.
[23 August 1644] -- Deposition of witnesses that William Keyes said the King and Parliament were a company of rogues.
24 August 1644 -- Draft order for attendance of witnesses in Mrs. Vaneinden's cause.
24 August 1644 -- Draft ordinance imposing a duty upon herrings, to pay the expense of the convoy for the protection of the fishery.
24 August 1644 -- Copy of preceding.
24 August 1644 -- Draft order for indemnifying certain persons who have acted as Committees in Yorkshire.
24 August 1644 -- Petition of Thomas Bishop of Durham. Prays that he may not be compelled to deliver up the seal of the County Palatine.
[27 August 1644] -- Resolution of the Committee of the West, desiring that additional forces may be sent into those parts.
29 August 1644 -- Draft orders for Henry Beeke, to be Sheriff of Bucks, etc.
29 August 1644 -- Draft order for the payment of £50 to Thomas Somerscales, for his charge and pains in bringing up prisoners from the North.
29 August 1644 -- Draft order for the payment of £1,000 for the service of Barnstaple.
29 August 1644 -- Draft order for the payment of £2,000 monthly out of the Excise to Sir William Erle, Lieutenant of the Ordnance, for arms and ammunition.
29 August 1644 -- Draft order for amending the ordinance for martial law.
29 August 1644 -- Draft order for the payment of £1,000 to the regiment under Colonel Owen at Weymouth.
30 August 1644 -- Draft order giving power to the Committee appointed to treat with the States' Ambassadors to grant or deny the restitution of certain ships.
30 August 1644 -- Printed copy of the declaration upon the former ordinance concerning the surprisal of foreigners' ships trading to ports in defection from the Parliament.
1 Draft of preceding.
2 Paper of Lords' amendments to the ordinance.
3 Draft clause to be added to the ordinance.
30 August 1644 -- Draft order for the money coming from the excise in Nottingham to be allowed for the maintenance of the garrison there.
30 August 1644 -- Petition of the Lady Katherine Brooke, late wife of Robert Lord Brooke, deceased. Prays that the wardship of her eldest son Francis Lord Brooke, which has been granted by the King to George Lord Digby, may be given to her.
30 August 1644 -- Petition of Sir John Wollaston, Knight, Lord Mayor, and the rest of the Court of Aldermen in London. The gaol of Newgate is greatly overcharged with many poor prisoners The commons have lately made an order for the pardon of some of the persons that lie convicted in the gaol. Pray their Lordships to give their concurrence to the speedy completing of the said order.
1 List of prisoners in Newgate.
31 August 1644 -- Petition of William March, servant to the Earl of Arundel and Surrey. Complains that the Committee at Wem have, forced the tenants to pay several sums of money pretending for the 5th and 20th parts of the Earl's estate, and that they cause the woods and timber to be cut down Petitioner further complains that James Vines and others continue to cut down the timber at Arundel.
1 Affidavit of George Sherrett, of Wem, with reference to the proceedings of the Committee there.
2 Affidavit of Godfrey Betts and Thomas Taylor with reference to the cutting of timber at Arundel.
3 Affidavit of John Shepherd to the same offect as preceding.
4 Affidavit of James Maurice, keeper of Arundel Great Park, that the officers and soldiers of Sir William Waller's army have killed about five hundred deer.
5 Affidavit of Richard Arundell, of Selhurst, that the commanders of Sir William Waller's army, have at times come into Selhurst Park, and killed the deer, especially Captain Butler.
31 August 1644 -- Warrant for the Gentleman Usher to attach James Vines and others for their contempt.
31 August 1644 -- Draft ordinance to establish rules and instructions to be observed by the officers of Excise.
31 August 1644 -- Draft of paper to be presented to the Prince Elector.
[August 1644] -- Petition of the choral vicars of the Cathedral Church of Wells, their wives, children, and families, Petitioners pray that they may be restored during their lives unto their stipends and revenues.
[August 1644] -- Petition of Jacques De Lang, merchant. Petitioner presented a petition for relief against Colonel Thomas Lunsford for certain sums of money owing by him to petitioner, whereupon he was ordered to appear and answer, but never did so.
2 September 1644 -- Extracts from Rolls of Parliament used on the trial of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
2 September 1644 -- Application for an order for furnishing apartments at Whitehall for the Prince Elector.
2 September 1644 -- Letter from the Earl of Warwick, at Plymouth, to both Houses of Parliament; is doing all he can to carry out the commands of Parliament with regard to North Wales and Lancashire, and has given special orders to the Admiral of the Irish Seas on the subject.
3 September 1644 -- Draft order for adding Sir James Harrington and others to the Committee for Berks, etc.
3 September 1644 -- Draft order for issuing £2,000 punctually per mensem for arms and ammunition.
3 September 1644 -- Draft ordinance for appointing Mr Hoyle, a member of the House of Commons, Mayor of York.
3 September 1644 -- Letter from the Earl of Essex, at Plymouth, to both Houses of Parliament.
3 September 1644 -- Letter from James Kerr and others at Plymouth to Lord Grey of Warke, Speaker of the House of Lords. Have always been most, anxious to contribute to the main work of subduing the West.
4 September 1644 -- Petition of Sir Thomas Dawes, that a day may be appointed for the hearing of the cause between himself and Thomas Jenyns.
1 Petition of Thomas Jenyns to the same effect.
2 Copy of order in the cause.
3 Copy of a further order.
4 Copy of another order.
4 September 1644 -- Draft order giving the Committee appointed to treat with the States' Ambassadors power to deny or restore the ship Utrecht.
1 Report resolved on by the Committee in the case of the Utrecht, a States' man-of-war carried into Sunderland about the middle of August; she was taken by Capt. Haddock, sailing to Scarborough, there to land Colonel Ogle, and seventy barrels of powder, and some passengers.
4 September 1644 -- Paper from the Assembly of Divines, concerning ordination of ministers in London pro tempore.
6 September 1644 -- Petition of John Browne, Clerk of the Parliaments. Complains that Sir Thomas Dawes, in a petition, alleges that an order in the cause between him and Jenyns was drawn up contrary to his submission.
7 September 1644 -- Petition of divers gentlemen and other inhabitants of the county of Worcester, on behalf of themselves and others of the said county. There is now a great opportunity for reducing the county entirely, and petitioners desire that there may be no delay in passing the ordinance for that purpose sent up by the House of Commons and now before their Lordships.
7 September 1644 -- Petition of Richard Fincham, that the sequestrators of the parsonage of Watton, Herts, may be ordered to pay petitioner a debt of £2000 due to him from William Inglesby, late minister there.
7 September 1644 -- Draft letter from the Parliament to the Lord General, to inform him that the Earl of Manchester and Sir William Waller have been ordered to march to his assistance.
7 September 1644 -- Draft letter from the Parliament to the Earl of Manchester, to march with all speed to Dorchester.
7 September 1644 -- Message from the Commons with an order for Lord Roberts to be Governor of Plymouth.
1 Petition of Mayor, Aldermen, and Burgesses of Plymouth, and Committees of the counties of Devon and Cornwall, desiring that Lord Roberts may be appointed to the sole command there.
9 September 1644 -- Petition of inhabitants of Kettering in the county of Northampton. The town is a market town, and parsonage is worth £200 per annum, which is withheld from the minister by a pretended lease by Sir Lewis Watson, a delinquent.
9 September 1644 -- Petition of Elizabeth Hamond, widow, inhabitant of the parish of Chersey [Chertsey], in the county of Surrey. The parsonage impropriate which is in the hands of a delinquent, Thomas Orpe, is sequestered by the House. Prays that a competent allowance may be made for a minister.
9 September 1644 -- Petition of Roger North, that the hearing of the case between him and Thomas Conisby may be resumed.
9 September 1644 -- Duplicate of preceding.
9 September 1644 -- Message from the Commons for a day of public fasting and humiliation.
9 September 1644 -- Draft order for advance of £3,000 for the service of the West.
11 September 1644 -- Draft order adding Lord London, Lord Chancellor of Scotland, to the Assembly of Divines.
12 September 1644 -- Letter from the Earl of Warwick, at Portsmouth, to the Speaker of the House of Lords. An ordinance has passed the Commons appointing Mr Prideaux, Master of the posts, messengers, and couriers to the several parts of this Kingdom. The Earl desires that when the ordinance comes up nothing may be done in it until he has been heard.
13 September 1644 -- Draft order for fining Sir Mathew Lister £200.
13 September 1644 -- Copy of the Commission given by Parliament to Richard Jenks and Thomas Skinner, as Commissioners to Denmark, to treat concerning trade.
13 September 1644 -- Ordinance for taking off the sequestration of the Earl of Westmorland's estate.
13 September 1644 -- Draft order for Thomas Hoyle to be sworn as King's Treasurer's Remembrancer.
13 September 1644 -- Draft ordinance for taking off the sequestration of Sir John Baker's estate.
13 September 1644 -- Draft orders respecting the Scotch Commissioners and the Committee of the Assembly, etc.
13 September 1644 -- Copy of letter from Sir Wm Waller to the Committee of both Kingdoms. Upon his march between Salisbury and Blandford was met by a trumpeter from His Majesty with the enclosed letters, which he thought right to despatch with all speed.
14 September 1644 -- Message from the Commons, with an order for Sir Mathew Bointon to be added to the Committee with the army.
14 September 1644 -- Paper from the Prince Elector, concerning his motives for coming to England.
14 September 1644 -- Draft ordinance for Jonas Uty to be parson of Braybrooke.
14 September 1644 -- Draft ordinance for securing £5,000 advanced by Nathan Wright and others for the service of Plymouth, etc.
14 September 1644 -- Draft ordinance against cutting trees in the King's forests without consent of the Committee of the King's Revenue.
14 September 1644 -- Petition of William Archbishop of Canterbury, praying for an order to permit his counsel to have copies of such of the records in the Tower necessary for his defence.
16 September 1644 -- Petition of Sir Edward Dering. The House of Commons have passed an order to take the sequestration off his estate. Prays for a like order from their Lordships.
16 September 1644 -- Draft ordinance for Edmond Prideaux, to be postmaster.
16 September 1644 -- Draft order for employing Lord Coventry's and Mr Palmer's assessment of the 20th part for the western counties.
16 September 1644 -- Petition of Thomas Lord Coventry. His estate lay wholly in the King's power, and was consequently drawn into contribution; but upon advance of the Lord General to Worcester, he came in and submitted himself, and to voluntarily contributed £2,000, and afterwards, went over into France, where he has since lived with his two sons. Prays the House to consider his voluntary contributions, and to protect him from the assessments unduly laid upon him.
16 September 1644 -- Draft orders for the Commissioners of Martial Law to proceed against such officers and soldiers as depart their colours without leave, etc.
18 September 1644 -- Petition of Ezekiel Johnson, clerk, that Thomas Boughton and others may not be discharged out of custody till they have paid petitioner his dues.
18 September 1644 -- Affidavit of Ezekiel Johnson, that the defendants were duly served with the orders.
1 Petition of Johnson that the defendants may be sent for as delinquents.
18 September 1644 -- Application from Lady Mallet for a pass to go and see her children, and to endeavour, to procure some means to supply her husband's wants in prison.
[18 September 1644] -- Draft ordinance against printing seditious and libellous books and pamphlets.
18 September 1644 -- List of persons to be attached for killing deer and wounding the keeper of Broomy Lodge, New Forest.
18 September 1644 -- Draft ordinance for payment of £500 secured upon the manor of Southwarmeborow [South Warneborough] to Bulstrode Whitlock.
18 September 1644 -- Paper from Don Alonso de Cardenas, Spanish Ambassador, to clear himself of the suspicion of having assisted Lord Macguire and Hugh MacMahon in their escape.
18 September 1644 -- Copy of preceding.
18 September 1644 -- Petition of Charles Lord Stanhope, Baron of Harrington. Prays for mitigation of the assessment by the Committee at Haberdashers' Hall.
1 Order respecting the assessment of Lord Stanhope.
20 September 1644 -- Draft letter from both Houses of Parliament to Lord Inchiquin and other commanders in Ireland.
21 September 1644 -- Message from the Commons, with votes respecting the junction of the forces under the Earl of Essex and Sir Wm Waller.
21 September 1644 -- Petition of James Heath, servant to the Right Honourable the Lord [Herbert] of Cherbury. Petitioner prays that the further sale of his Lordship's goods in Camden House, and of the books in petitioner's custody, may be House, and of the books in petitioner's custody, may be stayed by an order.
1 Similar petition of James Heath.
2 Copy of order of the Commons for sale of the goods of Lord Herbert and others.
3 Copy of letter from Richard Moore to Mr Trenchard. Understands that some persons have leave to seize the goods of the Lord [Herbert] of Cherbury.
4 Copy of order of Committee of Sequestrations at Westminster with reference to the goods of Lord Herbert.
5 Letter from Sir Thomas Myddleton, at Montgomery, to his much honoured cousin, John Glyn, Recorder of London. Is at this present at Montgomery town; has sent to the castle and received a satisfactory answer.
21 September 1644 -- Draft order for £15,000 for the Lord General's army.