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 Sabbati, 19 Decembris, 1646.
MR. Erle reports from the Committee of the West, to whom it was referred, the State of Sir Peter Killegrewe's Interest, and Right of Inheritance to the Land whereon Pendennis Castle doth stand, being Fiftysix Cornish Acres.
And the Question being propounded, Than the Sum to be paid to Sir Peter Killegrew should be in Satisfaction of his Losses, as well as of his Services;
It passed with the Affirmative: And
It is Resolved, &c. That, in Consideration of a Lease, to be made by Sir Peter Killegrew, for the Term of One-and-forty Years, to such Persons as the Committee of Lords and Commons of the Revenue shall think fit, of the Ground whereon the Castle of Pendennis, in the County of Cornewall, now standeth; and of the Lands mentioned in a former Lease made thereof: upon which new Lease the old Rent in the said former Lease is to be reserved; and in Consideration of, and Satisfaction for, the good Service done to the State by the said Sir Peter Killegrew, and of his Losses; that the Sum of Two thousand Pounds be paid to him, or his Assigns, by the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, out of the Fine of Sir John Lucas: And that the Acquittance of the said Sir Peter Killegrew, or of his Assigns, shall be a good Discharge to the said Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, and the Treasurers there, for the Payment of the said Two thousand Pounds accordingly. And
It is further Ordered, That it be referred to the said Committee of the Revenue, to take care, that the said Lease be made by the said Sir Peter Killegrew accordingly.
Ordered, That, on Wednesday next, the first Business, the Ordinance, concerning the Regulating of the University of Oxford, be read: And that nothing else do then intervene.
Durham, &c. Petitions.
Ordered, That the Petitions from the County of Durham, and from Yorkeshire, be read, and taken into Consideration, on Tuesday Morning next, the first Business: And that no other Business do then intervene.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Pierrepont carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Vote for Major General Skippon to be Governor of Newcastle, Gateside, and Tynmouth Castle: The Names of Hortages to be given to our Brethren of Scotland: The Vote for Fifty thousand Pounds of the latter Two hundred thousand Pounds assigned to our Brethren of Scotland, to be paid out of Goldsmiths Hall: The First, Thirteenth, and Fifteenth Articles of Agreement, concerning the Payment of the Four hundred thousand Pounds to our Brethren of Scotland, as they are now altered: The Answers to those Clauses of the Scotts Paper reported 12 Decembris, concerning the Assistance desired by our Brethren of Scotland, and concerning their Army's paying for what they have from the Country: The Forms of Three several Acquittances, to be given by the Commissioners and Treasurers at Wars of Scotland, upon the Receipt of the First Two hundred thousand Pounds.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Aylett and Dr. Heath;
The Lords have commanded us to bring to this House this Order, made by the Lords upon the great Merits and Deserts of the Lord Grey of Warke: In which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
They desire, that an Allowance be made for the Funeral of the Earl of Worcester, according to his Degree; and to pay other Charges touching him, out of his own Estate.
They do recommend the Petition of Samuel Poyer, in the Behalf of the Lord Docwra, deceased; that something might be bestowed, for defraying the Expences of his Funeral.
They do especially recommend Wm. Brading, that hath done faithful Service as a Messenger to the Committee of both Kingdoms; that you will concur, that he may have bestowed upon him the Place of a Warder in the Tower, in the place of one Whalley, lately dead.
Lord Grey's Claims.
Ordered, &c. That the Business concerning the Lord Grey of Warke be taken into Consideration on Saturday Morning next, peremptorily, the first Business: And that nothing else do intervene.
Earl of Worcester.
The Question was propounded, Whether Five hundred Pounds shall be allowed out of the Estate of the Earl of Worcester, for his Funeral; and for defraying other Charges and Expences concerning him;
And the Question being put, Whether this Question shall be now put; and
It passed with the Affirmative.
The Question being put, Whether Five hundred Pounds shall be allowed out of the Estate of the Earl of Worcester, for his Funeral; and for defraying other Charges and Expences concerning him;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
|Mr. Holles,||Tellers for the Yea:||168.|
|Sir Wm. Waller,||With the Yea,|
|Sir Walter Erle,||Tellers for the Noe:||92.|
|Sir Arth. Haselrigg,||With the Noe,|
So the Question passed with the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That Five hundred Pounds be allowed out of the Estate of the Earl of Worcester, for his Funeral; and for defraying other Charges and Expences concerning him.
Resolved, &c. That the Five hundred Pounds, assigned as aforesaid, be raised out of the Plate and other Goods of the Earl of Worcester, brought up by Mr. Thomas Herbert, one of the Commissioners of the Army, and now in his Custody: And that the Disposing of this Five hundred Pounds be referred to his Care, to the Purposes aforesaid, to be accountable for it to this House: And it is especially referred to the said Mr. Thomas Herbert, to take care that the said Earl of Worcester may be buried according to the Directory, and not otherwise.
Resolved, &c. That Five hundred Pounds be raised out of the Plate, and other Goods, of the Earl of Worcester's, in the Custody of Mr. Thomas Herbert, one of the Commissioners of the Army; for the Funeral of the Lord Docwra; and for making Provision for some of his Friends, in such manner as the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland shall direct and appoint: And the said Mr. Thomas Herbert is hereby required and appointed to pay the said Five hundred Pounds to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, to be bestowed as aforesaid.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Pierrepont brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to all the Particulars carried up by him, except the Names of the Hostages, and the Vote for Major General Skippon to be Governor of Newcastle, Gateside, and Tynmouth Castle; to which they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Treaty with Scotland.
Ordered, &c. That the Members of both Houses, that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, do communicate unto the Commissioners of Scotland the Substance of the Answer of both Houses to their Paper of 12 Decembris 1646: The First, Thirteenth, and Fifteenth Articles of Agreement concerning the Payment of the Four hundred thousand Pounds to our Brethren of Scotland, as they are now altered: And the Forms of Three several Acquittances, concerning the Payment of the First Two hundred thousand Pounds, approved of by both Houses.
Papers taken at Ragland Castle.
Ordered, &c. That Mr. Thomas Herbert be enjoined to deliver all the Letters and Papers found at Ragland Castle, and remaining in his Hands, to the Committee of the Army: Who have hereby further Power to send for all such other Letters and Papers found at Ragland Castle, which they shall have Information of to be in the Hands of any other Committee, or Persons: And are to report the Whole to the House.
Answer returned by the same Messengers;
Answer to Lords.
The House hath taken your several Messages into Consideration; and will send Answers thereunto by Messengers of their own.
The House being informed, that divers Aldermen and Citizens of the City of London were at the Door;
They were called in: And Mr. Alderman Bunce presented to the House a Petition, intituled, "The humble Petition of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons, of the City of London, in Common Council assembled; together with an humble Representation of the pressing Grievances, and important Desires of the well-affected Freemen, and Covenant-engaged Citizens, of the City of London, thereunto annexed.
The which (the Citizens being withdrawn) were both of them read.
The Question being propounded, That this Petition, and the Representation annexed, be taken into Consideration on Tuesday Morning next, notwithstanding any former Order;
The Question was put, Whether this Question should be now put, or not: And
It passed with the Affirmative.
And then the Question being put;
It is Resolved, &c. That this Petition, and the Representation annexed, be taken into Consideration on Tuesday Morning next, notwithstanding any former Order.
Ordered, &c. That Mr. Speaker do give the Petitioners Thanks for their constant good Affections.
The Petitioners were again called in: And Mr. Speaker, accordingly, by Command and Order of the House, did give them Thanks for their constant good Affections; and did further acquaint them, That they had read their Petition, and the Representation annexed: And that they have appointed a very short Day to take them into Consideration.
Ordered, &c. That the Petition of Mr. Gethins, and others; and the Certificate from the Committee of Accompts, concerning their Accompts; and the Petitions from the County of Durham and Yorkshire; be taken into Consideration on Monday Morning next, the first Business.