Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 5, 1646-1648. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Lunæ, 22 Martii, 1646.
THE humble Petition of Wm. Pierrepoint Esquire, a Member of this House, was this Day read, desiring, in Consideration of his great Losses and Damages, he may have his Brother's Fine, which is set by the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall at the Sum of Seven thousand Four hundred Sixty-seven Pounds.
Ordered, upon the Question, That the Sum of Seven thousand Four hundred Sixty-seven Pounds, set upon * Earl of Kingston by the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, as a Fine for his Delinquency, be granted and paid unto Wm. Pierrepoint Esquire, Brother of the said Earl of Kingston, in Consideration of the Grounds mentioned in the said Petition, and of the very good and faithful Services performed by the said Wm. Pierrepoint, to the Parliament; and in full Satisfaction of all Losses and Damages sustained by the said Wm. Pierrepoint, since these unnatural Wars, for his good Affection and Service to the Parliament.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Sir John Evelyn is appointed to go to the Lords with it.
Collectors of Revenue.
Ordered, That Sir Anthony Irby do prepare and bring in an Ordinance for discharging the Monies, and stopping the Issues against the Collectors of the Four hundred thousand Pounds Bill, for any Monies that they have paid by Order of Parliament.
Ordered, That Henry Bellassis Esquire be admitted to compound at Goldsmiths Hall, as well for his Father's Estate, the Lord Falconberge, as for his own.
An Ordinance for restraining Malignant Ministers to be admitted to any Livings, or to practise or exercise their Ministry; and malignant Masters and Fellows of Colleges and Halls to be admitted into any College, Hall, or Hospital; was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes, Mr. Nicoll, Sir Wm. Allenson, Sir Wm. Strickland, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Holland, Mr. Doyley, Sir H. Vane junior, Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Lawrence Whittacre, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Recorder, Mr. Weaver, Mr. Gewen, Mr. Selden, Mr. Robinson, Sir Robert Harley, Dr. Bond, Sir Wm. Lewes, Mr. Prideaux, Sir John Evelyn, Sir John Corbett, Mr. Rous, Mr. Humfrey Edwards, Mr. Sam. Browne, Mr. Herbert Hay, Colonel Leigh, Mr. Morley, Mr. Hunt, Mr. Wynne, Mr. Kyrle, Mr. Challoner, Mr. John Goodwyn, Mr. Peck, Mr. Vassall, Alderman Atkyn, Mr. Gourdon, Mr. Myles Corbett, Mr. Crowther, Sir John Trevour, Sir Ralph Ashton, Sir John Danvers, Mr. Thynne, Mr. Trefusis, Mr. Vaughan, Sir John Maynard, Mr. Holles, Mr. Lassells, Mr. Tate, Mr. Jesson, Colonel Davies, Mr. Knightley, Lord Fairfax, Colonel Booth, Sir Ben. Rudyard, Sir Phil. Stapilton, Mr. Grimpston, Mr. Hallowes, Mr. Leman, Sir Robert Pye, Mr. Theloall, Sir John Seymour, Sir Grigory Norton, Sir Rich Lucey, Mr. Dixwell, Mr. Stapeley, Sir Henry Heyman, Sir Wm. Armyn, Mr. Gott, Sir Thomas Middleton, Sir John Bampfield, Colonel Appisley, Sir Edmond Fowell, Sir Dudly North, Mr. Clive, Mr. Lucas, Mr. Stoughton, Mr. Charlton, and all the Lawyers of the House: And they are to meet upon it To-morrow at Two post Meridiem, in the Exchequer Chamber: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records: And the Care of this Business is more particularly referred to Mr. Miles Corbett.
An Ordinance for raising Monies to be employed towards the Maintenance of Forces within this Kingdom, under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairfax Knight; and for the speedy transporting of a great Part of the Army into Ireland, and the Paying and Supplying of the Army and Forces which are and shall be employed in the War of Ireland; was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to the Committee of the whole House: And are to meet this Afternoon at One of Clock.
Resolved, &c. That the Grand Committee, in the Consideration of this Ordinance, shall observe the Order of the House touching the Proportions.
Disorders in MooreFields.
Upon Information of great Disorders and Tumults, committed in Moore Fields the last Lord's Day, being the Lord's Day, by divers loose irreligious People, in disorderly Alehouses.
It is Ordered, That the Lord Mayor, Justices of Peace, and other Officers of the City of London, and Liberties thereof, and the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex, the Justices of Peace and Officers of the County of Middlesex, of Westminster, and the Liberties, the Justices of Peace of Surrey and of the Borough of Southwark, be hereby enjoined to take especial Care, that the Laws and Ordinances for the due Observing of the Lord's Day, and the publick Fast Days, be observed, and put in strict Execution: And that they do suppress all unnecessary Alehouses, and all Alehouses where any Disorders shall be committed. And the Lords and Commons, in Parliament assembled, do Declare, that they will take Notice of all such Justices of Peace, or other Officers as shall not, with Diligence, perform their Duties, in putting in due Execution the Laws and Ordinances for the Observing of the Lord'sDays and the publick Fast Days.
It is further Ordered, That this Order be forthwith printed, and published the next Lord's Day, by the several Ministers in London, Westminster, and Lines of Communication; and at the next Quarter Sessions in London and Middlesex, and in the Borough of Southwark; and at the next Assizes in the County of Surrey.
Ordered, That the Lords Concurrence be desired herein.
Mr. Gourdon is appointed to carry it to the Lords.
This House doth Declare, that they take the Service of Justice Hubert, of the County of Middlesex, in good Part, which he Yesterday performed, in Discharge of his Duty, in suppressing the Disorders and Riot of many loose People, that were drinking and debauching in unruly and disorderly Alehouses in Moore Fields, to the great Dishonour of God, and to the Violation of divers Laws and Ordinances of Parliament, that enjoin the due Observation of the Lord's Day; and do hold fit, the said Justice Hubert should have Reparation for the Damages and Losses he sustained by the said loose and riotous People.
Earl of Worcester's Estate.
Ordered, That the Amendments to the Ordinance, returned from the Lords, concerning Sale of Part of the Earl of Worcester's Lands, for Satisfaction of Mr. Hill and Mr. Pennoyer, be taken into Consideration on Wednesday Morning next, the first Business.
The House being informed, that divers Officers, that have served the Parliament, were at the Door, desiring to prefer a Petition to the House;
They were called in: And Sir Thomas Essex did prefer a Petition, styled, "The humble Petition of Colonels, Lieutenant Colonels, Majors, and other Officers, that have faithfully served the great Cause of the Kingdom, under the Authority of Parliament:"
The which (the Petitioners being withdrawn) was read: And
It is Ordered, That Mr. Holles, Sir Philip Stapilton, Mr. Reynolds, and Colonel Bosevile, do, from this House, acquaint the Petitioners, that, as to their Arrears, the House hath and will take them into Consideration, with others, in such manner as they shall think fit; and, for their Desire of Employment, they will take them into Consideration, as Occasion shall be: The rest of the Petition, which concerns the Management of the Affairs of the Publick, it does not concern any to give Instructions to the Houses therein; yet, in Consideration the Petitioners are Men that have done Service to the Parliament; and, in regard of their Professions, may have done this merely out of Inadvertency, they are willing to pass it by.
Ordered, That, on Wednesday Morning next, the Ordinance for putting Malignants out of the Lines of Communication be read.