Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 4, 1644-1646. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Sabbati, 18 Octobris, 1645.
ORdered, That Mr. Maynard shall have all the Books and Manuscripts belonging to the late Lord ChiefJustice Bankes, bestowed upon him: And that he have Power to seize upon the same, in any Place where they can be found; and to retain the same to his own Use.
The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you this Letter: It was reported from the Committee of both Kingdoms: It came from the Committee of Hants. They likewise desire the Concurrence of this House, That Sir John Sedley may be a Deputy-Lieutenant of the County of Norfolke.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of making a Frontier at Newberry, or thereabouts, for the Blocking up of Dennington-Castle: And it is referred to the Committee of Sussex, Surrey, and Hants, and the Three Counties of Oxon, Bucks, and Berks, to consider of a Means for the Maintaining of the Frontier thereabouts; and of some fit Way for Blocking up of Wallingford-Castle; and of taking down and slighting such inland Garisons as shall be within this Frontier.
It is further Ordered, That it be referred to these Committees, to consider of blocking up Dennington and Wallingford, as well on this Side the River, as of that Side towards Newberry; and further to consider of reducing these Garisons of the Enemies.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House hath considered their Lordships Message; and have taken the Letter into special Consideration; and do agree to Sir John Sedley to be Deputy-Lieutenant of the County of Norfolke.
An Ordinance to enable the Committee of Hants to remove scandalous Ministers, and to place others in their rooms, was this Day twice read; and, upon the Question, committed upon the whole Debate this Day had in the House upon this Business: And they are to present Rules to proceed by, in the Sequestring of scandalous Ministers: And it is committed unto the Committee, Yesterday made for the Ordinance touching the regulating and reforming the University of Cambridge: And they are to take it into speedy Consideration; and to report their Opinions, upon the whole Debate, to the House.
Mr. Samuel Browne, Sir Henry Mildmay, Mr. Whitelock, Mr. Bond, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Prideaux, Lord Fairfax, Mr. Selden, Sir Thomas Widdrington, Sir Philip Stapleton, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Mr. Nicholas, Mr. Serjeant Wilde, Mr. John Stephens;
This Committee is appointed to meet on Monday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the ExchequerChamber: And are to consider of the whole State of the Case concerning the Marquis of Winton; and to state it to the House, together with their Opinions; to the end the House may proceed further upon it: And Mr. Stephens is appointed to take the particular Care of this Business.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of, and accept the Sum of Eight hundred Pounds, presently to be paid, of Mrs. Penn, in full Discharge of the Wardship of her eldest Son; and of the Arrears of the Fine; and of all the growing Rents to be due by reason of the said Wardship.
And it is further Ordered, That this Eight hundred Pounds be employed; the one Four hundred Pounds thereof, for and towards the Pay of the Garison of Windsor; and the other Four hundred Pounds, for the Garison of Henley: And that Mr. Whitelocke and Mr. Lane do bring in an Ordinance for the Discharge of the said Mrs. Penn, and her Son, accordingly.
Mr. Prideaux reported, from the Committee of the West, a Particular of Mr. Thomas Tregonnell's Estate, which he had before these Troubles, or at any time since, or any Person in Trust for him, and the yearly Value as they were usually lett per Annum, signed with his own Hand; and his full yearly Revenue, according to that Particular, under his own Hand: Which amounts to the Sum of Five hundred Ninety-one Pounds per Annum: And
It is thereupon Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Fine of Six hundred Pounds, for the Delinquency of Mr. Thomas Tregonnell: And that, upon the Payment thereof, or otherwise satisfying the Committee, an Ordinance be brought in for discharging his Delinquency, and for discharging the Sequestration of his Estate, for so much as the said Particular, under his own Hand, doth amount to, and no more.
Mr. Bond carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, an Ordinance for Three thousand Pounds, Part of Twelve thousand Pounds, formerly granted upon the Excise for the Western Army: The Ordinance for applying the Lady Bankes' Fifth, and Twentieth-Part; and the Composition for her Delinquency, to the Relief of the Town of Poole.
Ordered, That Mr. Recorder shall have all the Books and Manuscripts belonging to Mr. John Vaughan, of the Inner-Temple, bestowed upon him: And that Mr. Lisle, and Mr. Nicholas do take care to secure the said Books where they shall be found: And that they be delivered over to Mr. Recorder; to be by him retained for his own Use.
Ordered, That Mr. Hanham and Sir Walter Smith, late Members of this House, and disabled, be referred to the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall, to make their Compositions for their Delinquencies, and for taking the Sequestrations off from their Estates.
Ordered, That all Compositions for the Discharge of the Delinquencies of any Persons, and for the taking off their Sequestrations, shall be made with the Committee of Goldsmiths-Hall: And that no other Committee do compound with any Delinquent, without the special Directions of this House.
An Ordinance for the Payment of the Sum of One thousand Pounds, with Interest for the same, out of the Excise, for the Service of the Foot at Nottingham, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Mr. Prideaux reported, from the Committee of the West, a Particular of Sir John Hele's Lands, and of their yearly Value, and the Fine upon his Composition: Which, according to the Report of the Committee, was at Four thousand Pounds.
Resolved, &c. That the Fine of Ten thousand Pounds shall be set upon Sir John Hele, for the Discharge of his Delinquency, and for the Discharge of the Sequestration of his Estate: And that Four thousand Pounds of this Ten thousand Pounds be presently paid and employed; viz. Two thousand Pounds for Sir Thomas Fairefaxe's Army; and Two thousand Pounds to be disposed of by the Committee of the West, for the Western Forces: And that the remaining Six thousand Pounds, by Three thousand Pounds and Three thousand Pounds, at Six Months and Six Months, be paid unto Mr. Hill and Mr. Pennoyer, upon Account, towards the Satisfaction of the Debt due unto them from the State: And that Sir John Hele do, within Ten Days, return his positive Answer touching this Fine: And that otherwise an Ordinance be brought in for the Sale of so much of Sir John Hele's Estate, as to raise this Fine for the Satisfaction of these Appointments.
Ordered, &c. That Mr. Francis Newport, late a Member of this House, be referred, for his Fine and Composition for his Delinquency, to the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall: And that the Fine that shall be set upon him, shall be employed for the Use and Service of the County of Salop: And, that he being a Prisoner, that Mr. Speaker send a Warrant for him to be sent up a Prisoner; and that he send him to Goldsmiths-Hall for his Composition.
Resolved, &c. That Fifty Pounds per Week be allowed, out of the Receipts of Excise, and paid by the Commissioners of Excise weekly, for Six Weeks, to the Treasurers for maimed Soldiers, to be employed for the Relief of maimed and wounded Soldiers: And that an Ordinance be brought in to this Purpose.
It is further Ordered, That Mr. Holland do confer with the Commissioners of Excise, about an additional Excise of Six-pence in the Pound to be laid upon Saltery-Wares; and likewise how a Third-Part of the Forfeitures upon the Excise may be allowed to the Informers; and the other Two Parts applied to the Relief of maimed Soldiers, and poor Widows; and bring in a Report from them of their Opinion: And that he do recommend unto the Treasurers for the maimed Soldiers, earnestly, from this House, to take upon them the Receipt and Payment of certain Monies remaining with the Commissioners of Excise, designed for poor Widows.
The Lords have commanded us to return you this Ordinance for Excise: It first moved from you; and they agree to it, with these Additions and Alterations; to which they desire your Concurrence:- This Petition of Two of the Daughters of Sir Edward Herne The Lords have thought fit to refer it to the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations: To which they desire your Concurrence.
Ordered, That the Committee of both Kingdoms do bestow the Sum of Ten Pounds upon Mr. Jennings, one of the Messengers belonging to the said Committee, for the great Pains he hath taken in many Journies in the Service of the Parliament, lately performed by him.