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 Veneris, 28 Augusti, 1646.
ORdered, That the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall do pay unto Colonel Michael Jones, or his Assigns, the Sum of One thousand Pounds, upon Account, in Part of his Arrears, out of the Composition of Mr. Venables Baron, of Kynderton: And that an Acquittance or Acquittances, under the Hand of the said Colonel Jones, or his Assigns, shall be a sufficient Discharge to the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall, and the Treasurers there, upon the Passing of their Accompts.
An Ordinance for disfranchising all such Aldermen of the City of Lincolne as have adhered to the Enemies of the Parliament, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto the Committee of the Eastern Association.
It is further Ordered, That it be referred to this Committee, to take into Consideration the former Order of this House, concerning the Disfranchising of ill-affected Magistrates in Corporations; and to prepare an Ordinance upon Consideration thereof; and to present it to the House.
The humble Petition of the well-affected Aldermen, Burgesses, Inhabitants of the Corporation of Sudbury in the County of Suffolke, was this Day read. And
It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of the Eastern Association.
Resolved, &c. That Sir George Wentworth, of Woodhouse, formerly chosen to serve for Pontefract, be forthwith discharged and disabled from sitting as a Member of this House, this Parliament.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Speaker do issue a Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, to issue a Writ, for electing a Burgess to serve in Parliament for the Borough of Pontefract, in the place of Sir George Wentworth, of Woodhouse, formerly chosen to serve as a Burgess for that Borough, and sithence disabled and discharged.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Examination of Sir Robert Napper's Business is referred, do meet, and examine the same; and report it on this Day Sevennight.
Ordered, That Mr. Buller, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country,
Ordered, That Mr. Barrow, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That the Ordinance for the County of Chester be reported on Tuesday Morning next.
Mr. Alderman Atkin carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, Two Orders for the Days of Thanksgiving in and about the Cities of London and Westminster, and the other Parts of the Kingdom.
Mr. Rous carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance for Ordination of Ministers.
Mr. Henry Herbert carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, an Ordinance for a Pardon to the Lady Anne Farmer, and to Sir William Farmer her Son, for their respective Delinquencies: An Ordinance for a Pardon to Mr. John Gifford, for his Delinquency: An Ordinance for a Pardon for Felony and Robbery to William Goodman and Richard Hanson: An Ordinance for a Pardon to Mr. Cotton, for his Delinquency: An Ordinance for a Pardon to Mr. Manley, for his Delinquency: An Ordinance for a Pardon to Mr. John Milward, for his Delinquency: An Order for sending for the Earl of Worcester: An Order for the Payment of Five hundred and Twenty Pounds to Captain Batten: An Order for One hundred Pounds to Major Blackmore: An Order for Fifty Pounds to Quartermaster-General Gravenor: And an Order for Fifty Pounds to Mr. Pitson.
The humble Petition of the Committee for the County of Derby, and the humble Petition of the Derbyshire Regiments of Horse and Foot, were this Day read. And
It is Ordered, That the Forces of Derbyshire be forthwith disbanded by their Commanders and Officers, as they now lie quartered in the County; and that they be paid their Proportions of the Sum hereafter mentioned, as they lie in their Quarters, without being drawn to any Rendezvous: And the Officers are required to give a speedy Account hereof unto this House: And that the Sum of Five thousand Pounds be allowed to the County of Derby, out of the Compositions of the Delinquents Estates of that County: And that the Twelve hundred Pounds taken up by the Gentlemen of that County, Part of Sir John Harper's and Sir Henry Humlock's Compositions, be accounted Part of the said Five thousand Pounds: And that the remaining Three thousand Eight hundred Pounds be paid to the said Forces, upon their Disbanding; and the Arrears of the Officers are to be audited, and Debentures given them.
And it is Ordered, That the Committee at GoldsmithsHall do pay unto Sir John Curson and Sir John Coke, for the Uses aforesaid, the Remainder of the said Five thousand Pounds, the former Twelve hundred Pounds being allowed as aforesaid: And that an Acquittance or Acquittances of the said Sir John Curson, and Sir John Coke, shall be a sufficient Discharge to the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall, and the Treasurers there, for the same.
And it is further Ordered, That the Committee of Derbyshire do return unto the Committee at GoldsmithsHall a Certificate of all Delinquents of their County, that either are or have been sequestred since the Beginning of these unhappy Wars: This to be done before any of the said Five thousand Pounds be paid and allowed, as aforesaid: And that the Committee for the said County of Derby do dispose of this Monies for the Pay and Disbanding of their Forces.
Ordered, That the Committee for the County of Derby do certify to this House the Names of the principal Contrivers and Actors in the late Mutiny in the said County.
Mr. Alderman Atkins brings Answer from the Lords, That they do agree to the Orders for the Days of Thanksgiving.
The House being informed, That the Sheriffs of London were at the Door, with the Body of Sir Thomas Glemham, their Prisoner, according to the Order of this House;
They were called in; and did deliver the Causes of the Detainer of Sir Thomas Glemham; together with a Petition.
The which were read; and likewise a former Petition from the Sheriffs Yesterday read.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Thomas Glemham, now Prisoner in the Custody of the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex, be discharged, by Authority of this House, from this Imprisonment.
Mr. Rous brings Answer, That the Lords will take the Ordinance concerning the Ordination of Ministers into speedy Consideration; and will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Mr. Herbert brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Order for Five hundred and Twenty Pounds to Captain Batten: To the rest, carried by him, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
The Question being propounded, Whether the Sheriffs of London shall be reproved for their Petition delivered and read Yesterday;
The Question was put, Whether this Question shall be now put: And
The House was divided.
The Noes went forth.
|Sir John Trevor,||Tellers for the Noe:||76.|
|Sir John Clotworthy,||With the Noe,|
|Sir Peter Wentworth,||Tellers for the Yea:||62.|
|Mr. Marten,||With the Yea,|
So that the Question passed with the Negative.
Ordered, That the Messenger that brought several Letters from Colonel Mitton at divers Times, and that brought the News of Taking of Flint Castle, shall have the Sum of Thirty Pounds bestowed upon him for his Pains: And that the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies, sitting at Haberdashers-Hall, do pay the said Thirty Pounds to him accordingly.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
The Sheriffs of London were again called in; and Sir Thomas Glemham likewise: And Mr. Speaker acquainted them, That the House had taken into Consideration Sir Thomas Glemham's Business: And that he was, by Command of the House, to tell them, That the House doth discharge Sir Thomas Glemham of his Imprisonment; and doth command them to let him go.
Ordered, That the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex, and their inferior Officers, shall be saved harmless, and kept indemnified, from any Action of Escape, or other Action to be brought against them, or any of them, for or by reason of the Release or Discharge of Sir Thomas Glemham of and from his Imprisonment, he being discharged by Order of this House.
Mr. Recorder, Mr. Selden, Mr. Samuel Browne, are appointed to withdraw, and draw up an Order for securing the Sheriffs upon the Discharge of Sir Thomas Glemham.
Ordered, That the several Parties who have brought or entred, or caused to be brought or entred, any Action, Writ, or other Process, against Sir Thomas Glemham, do forbear to proceed upon any of the said Actions, Writs, or Process; and that they, nor any of them, do bring any Action against the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex, or either of them; or otherwise sue or molest them, or either of them, or any other, for or by reason of the Discharge and Inlargement of the said Sir Thomas Glemham out of their Custody: And this House doth hereby declare, That the said Parties may take their Course at Law against the said Sir Thomas Glemham, after the End of Six Months, from the Time that the Garison of Oxford was rendered; during which Time, according to the Articles for the Rendering up of the same, the said Sir Thomas Glemham is to have the Privilege of Parliament: And the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House is to give the several Parties, whom it . . . concern, Notice hereof.
Resolved, &c. That the Sheriffs of London be now called in again.
The Sheriffs were called in again alone: And Mr. Speaker acquainted them, That the House had taken care, and ordered to save them harmless and indemnisied for the Discharge of Sir Thomas Glemham; and had taken a Course, that the Parties, who had arrested and charged any Actions upon Sir Thomas Glemham, should not prosecute the same.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leich and Doctor Aylett;
The Lords have commanded us to return this Ordinance concerning Mr. Charles Howard: It moved from you; and the Lords have agreed to it, with these Alterations: To deliver you this Order, for Captain Keckwich to be Captain of St. Mawes-Castle in Cornewall: To put you in mind of Mr. Porter, to be Judge of the Admiralty in the Counties of Devon and Cornwall: To deliver these Three Petitions; one from Walter Owen, and divers Reformadoes; another from very poor Widows; and another from Captain Humphry Cupid; which they recommend to your speedy Consideration. The Earl of Northumberland hath acquainted them, that he hath a Desire to remove the King's Children from St. James's (because of the great Concourse of People thither in this time of Infection) unto Syon; because that House is ready furnished: Wherewith they thought fit to acquaint you.
The Amendments, sent from the Lords, to the Ordinance concerning Mr. Charles Howard, was read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Roger Porter Gentleman to be Judge of the Admiralty in the County of Cornwall.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords, That Lieutenant-Colonel George Kekewich be Captain of St. Mawes-Castle in the County of Cornwall.
The humble Petition of Captain Humphry Cupid was read: And
Ordered, That this House will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies, at Haberdashers-Hall, do forthwith pay, upon Account, unto Captain Humphry Cupid, the Sum of Forty Pounds, for the present Relief of his crying Necessities.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, That, at the next Sitting of the House, next after the Report of Goldsmiths-Hall, Consideration be taken of relieving the Necessities, and considering of the Businesses, touching Sir Edward Dodsworth, Mr. Smyth, and Colonel Bamfield.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the Earl of Northumberland's removing of the King's Children from St. James's unto Syon-House, in this Time of Infection.
Resolved, &c. That no Person whatsoever that hath been in Arms against the Parliament, or that hath been at Oxford, or in any other of the King's Garisons, do resort to the Duke of York: And that the Earl of Northumberland do take care, that this Order be duly observed.
Ordered, That Mr. Grove, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That Mr. John Corbett, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Answer returned by the same Messengers;
The House has considered their Lordships Message: And, as to the Amendments to the Ordinance for Mr. Charles Howard, and the Order for Captain Keckwich, they do agree: They do approve of the Earl of Northumberland's removing the King's Children to Syon-House: And, as to the rest, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
An Ordinance for reimbursing unto Nathan Wright, Merchant, the Sum of Five thousand Pounds, with Interest at every Six Months, out of the Receipts of the Excise, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Ordered, That Sir Gilbert Gerard shall have Leave to go into the Country, and to be absent for a Month.
Ordered, That the Petition from the County of Berks be read on Wednesday Morning next.
An Ordinance for continuing the Ordinance for appointing the Committees and Treasurers at War was read, with a Blank for the Time. And
It is Resolved, upon the Question, That the Time of this Ordinance shall be Six Months.
And then the Ordinance, so amended, passed, upon the Question; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the West, to examine the State of the Debt of a Thousand Pounds owing unto Mr. Nathan Wright, advanced by him in the Year 1640, upon the Credit of the Two Subsidies granted then: And that, finding the Debt just, they do consider of and prepare an Ordinance for his Satisfaction; and present it to the House.
The Question being put, That the House should be adjourned until Tuesday Morning at Eight of the Clock;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
|Mr. Rous,||Tellers for the Noe:||57.|
|Lieutenant-Gen. Cromwell,||With the Noe,|
|Sir Tho. Walsingham,||Tellers for the Yea:||58.|
|Mr. Marten,||With the Yea,|
So as the Question passed with the Affirmative.
And Mr. Speaker adjourned the House accordingly.