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 Jovis, 28 Maii, 1646.
IT is this Day Ordered, by the Commons, assembled in Parliament, That Sir Harbottle Grimston shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That Sir Peter Wentworth, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That all such Materials, as are now remaining in the Castle of the Devizes, and which were Part of, or belonging to, St. John's Church in the Town of the Devizes, or to the Parsonage-House belonging to the said Church, shall be forthwith restored to the Churchwardens there, for the Re-edifying of the said Church and Parsonage-House.
And it is further Ordered, That, in like manner, all such Timber, or other Materials, as have been taken away from any of the Inhabitants of the said Town, and are remaining in the said Castle, shall be likewise forthwith delivered unto the particular Owners thereof.
Upon Mr. John Stephens his Report from the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall;
It is Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Fine of Two hundred Pounds of Joseph Bent, of Enderby in the County of Leicester, Esquire, for his Delinquency; his Estate being One hundred and Six Pounds per Annum.
An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Joseph Bent, of Enderby in the County of Leicester, Esquire, for his Delinquency, and for Discharge of the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Fine of Four thousand Pounds of Sir John Harper, of Swarkaston in the County of Darby,Barnet, for his Delinquency; his Estate being Twelve hundred Sixty-four Pounds Seven Shillings and Six-pence per Annum, in Possession; and One thousand Seven hundred and Seventy-five Pounds per Annum, in Reversion; besides that he is seised, in Possession, and in Reversion, of several Rectories in the Counties of Darby and Leicester: Provided, That he settle the Sum of One hundred and Ten Pounds per Annum upon such of the said Churches, and in such a Manner, as is agreed by him upon his Composition at Goldsmiths-Hall.
An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Sir John Harper, of Swarkeston in the County of Darby, Baronet, for Discharge of his Delinquency and Sequestration, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, re-committed, as to the Settling of Maintenance upon the Ministers of the Churches mentioned in the said Ordinance.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee, formerly appointed to take care, that the Tenants of such Landlords, as have been Delinquents to the Parliament, and have or shall compound for their Delinquencies, may not, for the good Affections of such Tenants to the Parliament, be oppressed by their said Landlords, be revived: And that all that will come shall have Voices: And that any Five do meet to consider hereof, in the Exchequer-Chamber, To-morrow in the Afternoon at Two of the Clock, and so from time to time; and to report what they shall think fit to be done herein to the House.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Fine of One thousand Three hundred Thirty-two Pounds and Ten Shillings of Sir Walter Wrottesley, of the County of Stafford, Knight, for his Delinquency; his Estate being Five hundred Sixty-six Pounds per Annum, and Forty Pounds per Annum in old Rents; besides the Rectory of Womborne, of the Value of Sixty-two Pounds per Annum, and the Value of Thirty-five Pounds per Annum in Tythes in Codshall.
An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Sir Walter Wrottesley, of the County of Stafford, Knight, for Discharge of his Delinquency and Sequestration, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, re-committed, as to the Inserting of a Clause for Settling of Fifteen Pounds per Annum, to improve the Means now allowed to the Vicarage of Tedenhall.
Ordered, That, after the Reports from Goldsmiths-Hall shall be ended, the Report of the late Conference with the Lords be resumed.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Five hundred Forty-and five Pounds of Inigo Jones, of London, Esquire, for his Delinquency and Sequestration.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Five hundred Pounds of Inigo Jones, of London, Esquire, in full Discharge of all Monies to be paid by him for his Fifth, or Twentieth-Part.
An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Inigo Jones, of London, Esquire, for his Delinquency, and for Discharge of the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read: and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Ordered, That the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall shall have Power to send for Sir John Packington, Sir Hugh Pollard, Sir John Stepney, Mr. Scabourne, Mr. Tomkins, and Mr. Seymour; and to compound with them for their respective Delinquencies: And, after they have submitted to the respective Fines or Compositions set, or to be set, upon them, the said Committee hath hereby further Power to bail them, or any of them, if they shall see Cause for it, that it will be advantageous to the State: And that, if they see Cause, they shall have Power to call in the Bail of them, or any of them, and to remand them to Prison.
The House being informed, That Colonel Morgan was at the Door;
He was called in; and said, That, upon the Surrender of Hartlebury-Castle, a Place of great Strength and Importance, and well furnished with Ammunition and Victuals, very much forwarded and effected by the Means of Colonel Samuel Sandys, and Mr. Stephen Anderson, he was desired and engaged to represent unto this House the Desires of the said Colonel Samuel Sandys and Mr. Stephen Anderson, that the Sequestrations of their Estates may be taken off; he did, accordingly, recommend their Desires to the Mercy and Consideration of the House; and there left it.
Mr. Speaker, by the Command of the House, rendered Colonel Morgan Thanks, for the many good and faithful Services done by him to the Parliament.
Resolved, &c. That Colonel: Samuel Sandys and Mr. Stephen Anderson, be referred to the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall, to make their Compositions, according to the Tenth-Part of their Estates: And that, upon the Report of their Compositions, Mr. Speaker do put the House in mind of the Desires of Colonel Morgan, on the Behalf of the said Colonel Samuel Sandys and Mr. Stephen Anderson.
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Three hundred Pounds be allowed and paid unto Major Oliver Cromwell, upon Account, in Part of his Arrears.
And it is Ordered, That it be referred unto Mr. Knightley, Sir William Litton, Sir Robert Harley, Colonel Walton, and Sir John Francklyn, to consider of some Way and Means how the said Three hundred Pounds may be speedily raised, and paid unto him, accordingly.
Ordered, That the Members of this House that were appointed to reside with the Forces before Newarke, and are now returned from that Service, do report to the House the State of Affairs in those Parts, the first Business, To-morrow Morning: And that, at Ten of the Clock, the Business of the Propositions be resumed, if that be finished.
A Letter from Sir Thomas Fairfax General, of 27 Maii 1646, was this Day read.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page;
The Lords have commanded us to put you in mind of an Order formerly sent to this House, for making an Allowance unto the Princess Henrietta: The which they conceive to be very necessary to be done.
Ordered, That Mr. Holland do carry to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Order concerning the Princess Henrietta: And that he do likewise put the Lords in mind to expedite their Answer to the Desires of this House, concerning the Disposal of the Person of the King by both Houses of Parliament.
A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Justice Bacon and Mr. Justice Rolle;
The Lords have commanded us to acquaint you, That they do desire (for the preventing the further Effusion of Blood), That the Letter from his Majesty to Sir Thomas Glemham may be sent, by a Messenger from both Houses, to the General, to be by him forthwith sent to Sir Thomas Glemham.
Resolved, &c. That the Answer to the First Messengers shall be, That they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Resolved, &c. That the Answer to the Second Messengers shall be; That this House was in Debate of the Business of their Message, before their Message came; and will send Answer by Messengers of their own, with all convenient Speed.
Answer returned by the First Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message; and will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Answer returned by the Second Messengers; That the House was in Debate of the Business of their Message, when it came; and will send Answer by Messengers of their own, with all convenient Speed.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page;
The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you a Letter, directed to both Houses, from the Town of Dantzick: Which they refer to your Consideration: As likewise the Minute of a Letter to be sent to the Emperor of Russia, and to be signed by the Speaker of both Houses: As also an Ordinance concerning Sir John Wolstenholme.
The Minute of the Letter to be sent to the Emperor of Russia from both Houses, to be signed by both Speakers, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and agreed to be signed by the Speakers of both Houses.
Ordered, That the Letter from Dantzick, to both Houses, be read, and taken into Consideration, on Monday Morning next: And that Mr. Speaker do put the House in mind hereof.