Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 3, 1643-1644. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Jovis, 22 Augusti, 1644.
Business to be done.
ORDERED, That, next after the Yorkeshire Business, the Fishing Business be taken into Consideration; and after That, the Report concerning Pembrokeshire.
Yorkeshire Propositions, &c.
The Yorkeshire Propositions, and the Scottish Commissioners Paper, were both read.
Sir Hen. Vane, Sir Ph. Stapleton, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Sir Chr. Yelverton, Sir Wm. Allinson, Sir Chr. Wray, Mr. Hoyle, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Asheherst, Mr. Hatcher, Sir Ar. Haselrigg, Mr. Bosvile, Mr. Blakeston, Mr. Asheton, Sir Martyn Lister, Sir Hen. Cholmley, Sir Hen. Heyman, Sir Antho. Irby, Mr. Perepointe, Mr. Prideauxe, Sir Jo. Curson, Mr. Hallowes, and all the Knights and Burgesses of the Northern Counties, or any Six of them, have Power to consider how to make an Assessment equal upon the Counties of Yorke, Nottingham, Durbam, Northumberland, Cumberland, and Westmorland, according to the Proportion of Ten thousand Pounds a Month on Yorkshire: And this Committee has Power to confer with the Commissioners of Scotland, or any of the Northern Gentlemen or Committees that are in Town, concerning this Business; and to present their Opinions upon the whole Matter to this House: And they are to view the Instructions to the Committees in the North, that join with the Committee of Scotland: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, and Papers: And are to meet To-morrow, Two Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee in Yorkshire be enjoined forthwith to put in Execution the Ordinance for Sequestrations.
Resolved, &c. That the latter Part of the first of the Yorkshire Propositions be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms; viz. That, for the present, some Supplies may be had out of some other Armies now in the North, to wait upon the Motions of the Enemy in Westmerland and Cumberland.
Mr. Ashe reports from the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, concerning the Sale of Delinquents Estates.
Resolved, That Three thousand Pounds shall be set upon Sir Jo. Baker, according to the Resolution of the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall.
Resolved, &c. That the Sequestration shall be taken off Sir Edw. Deering's Estate, without paying any Fine.
Resolved, &c. That the Sequestration shall be taken off the Estate of Mr. Rich. Williams in Sussex, he having paid his Fine.
Resolved, &c. That the Lords Concurrence be desired in these Two Votes.
Resolved, &c. That an Ordinance be brought in by Mr. Ashe, for the Sale of the several respective Lands and Estates of these Gentlemen following; viz. the Earl of Thanett, Sir Richard Halford, Sir Francis Carew, Sir George Grymes, Sir Francis Leigh, Mr. Edxard Russell, Mr. John Freeman, and Mr. John Pening, for the raising the several Sums of Monies set upon them respectively as a Fine.
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Bendish do pay the Sum of One thousand Five hundred Pounds forthwith for a Fine; and that he have Licence to travel into any of the Western Plantations; and, in the mean time, until he shall make Provisions for his Travels, to have the Liberty of the Lines of Communication, and Twenty Miles about, so as he come not into the County of Essex: And, upon the Payment of the said One thousand Five hundred Pounds, the Sequestration is to be taken off; and, in case he pay not the Fine set upon him, that then the Committee be at Liberty to make Sale of his Lands and Estate, to raise the Fine set upon him.
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Five hundred Pounds shall be set upon Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper; and that upon Payment thereof, he be discharged from the Sequestration of his Estate.
Mr. Ash is to proceed in his Report To-morrow Morning.
Ordinance concerning Fishing was twice read; and committed to the Committee of the Navy.
Prisoners in the Tower.
Ordered, That the Lieutenant of the Tower be enjoined not to permit any of the Prisoners in the Tower to have any Servants to attend any of them, but such as the Lieutenant of the Tower shall appoint, and be assured of their Affection and Fidelity to the Parliament.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Tower do go to the Tower this Afternoon, according to the former Order.
Marshall's, &c. Petition.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of James Marshall and Christofer Clerk, Merchants, be referred to the Committee of the Navy, to take into special Consideration.
Ordered, That Sir Francis Wortley, Sir Charles Lucas, Major General Porter, Colonel Tylier, Lieutenant Colonel Human, and Captain Goring, be committed Prisoners to the Tower of London, for High Treason, being taken in actual Arms against the Parliament.
Ordered, That Sir Walter Earle, Lieutenant of the Ordnance, do forthwith provide and furnish for the Service of the Western Ports, Two hundred Barrels of Powder, Six Ton of Match, and Bullets proportionable, if it can be had; the same to be delivered to Captain Bonner, or to such as he shall appoint to receive the same.
Ordered, That Sir Walter Earle, Lieutenant of the Ordnance, do provide Six Drakes for Supply of the Train of Artillery for Sir Wm. Waller.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of Robert Gilchrist be referred to the Committee for Irish Affairs, where Mr. John Goodwyn has the Chair; to be taken into speedy Consideration for the Petitioners Relief.