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 Martis, 12 Octobris, 1647.
UPON Report of the Case concerning Captain Leigh and Sir Thomas Jervois;
It is Resolved, &c. That the respective Fines of Twenty Pounds be restored unto Captain Leigh and Sir Thomas Jervoise.
The humble Petition of Sir Thomas Maleverer Baronet was this Day read; shewing, That he had raised Two Regiments of Foot, and a Troop of Horse, for the Service of the Parliament; and had served in Person, under the Command of the Lord Fairefax: That he had lost to the Value of Fifteen thousand Pounds: Desires some competent Part of his Arrears.
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of One thousand Pounds be forthwith advanced and paid unto Sir Thomas Maleverer, upon Account, in Part of his Arrears: And that it be referred to the Committee for the Northern Association, to state his Accompts; and consider, how this Thousand Pounds may be presently advanced and paid unto him; and how he may have further Satisfaction for the Remainder of his Arrears: And are to report on Friday Morning next.
Petition to be read.
Ordered, That, on Tuesday next, the Petition from the Committee of Accompts be read, next after the Reports from Goldsmiths Hall.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of Colonel Thomas Bulstrode, Son and Heir, and Administrator of the personal Estate, of Colonel Henry Bulstrode, deceased in the Service of the Parliament, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for the Three Counties of Oxon, Bucks, and Berks: Who are to state the Accompts of his Father, and of himself; and to consider, how Satisfaction may be made to the Petitioner, for the Arrears of his Father, deceased, and his own; and to report to the House.
Ordered, That Mr. Ball do, To-morrow, bring in an Ordinance for removing and remedying the Obstructions in the Execution of the Ordinance for the Militia.
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of One thousand Fortyfour Pounds and Five Shillings, set as a Fine upon Sir Thomas Culpepper, for his Delinquency, be altered to the Sum of Eight hundred Forty-four Pounds and Five Shillings.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Eight hundred Forty-four Pounds and Five Shillings, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Sir Thomas Culpepper, of Hollingborne in the County of Kent, Knight: His Offence, That he left his Habitation, and lived in the Enemies Quarters: He rendered before the First of May 1646: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, One hundred Sixty-nine Pounds Four Shillings; for Life, per Annum, Four hundred Seventy-four Pounds Twelve Shillings; for Sixteen Years per Annum, Twenty-two Pounds Five Shillings and Nine-pence; for Twelve Years per Annum, Fourteen Pounds Six Shillings and Eight-pence; for Eighteen Years, per Annum, Two Pounds; for Ten Years, per Annum, Seven Pounds; for Fourteen Years, per Annum, Five Pounds; personal Estate Twenty-four Pounds: Out of which issues for Waterscots, per Annum, Two hundred Seventy-three Pounds Fifteen Shillings: Which being allowed,* * * *.
An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Sir Thomas Culpepper, of Hollingborne in the County of Kent, Knight, for his Delinquency, and for taking off his Sequestration, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Relief of Tenants.
Ordered, That the Ordinance in Mr. Swinfen's Hands, for the Relief of the Tenants of Delinquents, be brought in on Thursday Morning next, the first Business: And that it be read before any Reports be made from Goldsmiths Hall.
Ordered, That on Thursday Morning next Mr. Ashe do report the Case concerning the Delinquency of Sir John Pawlett, the first Business.
Mr. Miles Corbett reports the Propositions of the present Commissioners of the Customs, for advancing of Monies for carrying on the Affairs of the Navy: And likewise, Propositions from others upon the same Business, signed, Thomas Andrewes, Mawrice Thomson, Stephen Estwick, Thomas Smyth, Richard Shute, in Answer to a Proposition made unto them by the Committee of the Navy.
Mr. Corbet did further Report, That the present Commissioners did offer, upon their Conditions in their Propositions, to advance, for the present Service, Thirty thousand Pounds.
He did likewise report a Letter of 11 Octobris, 1647, signed, Thomas Andrewes, Richard Shute, Stephen Estwick, Thomas Smyth: Wherein they prosess their Willingness to advance likewise the Sum of Thirty thousand Pounds, as it is desired in the Proposition.
The Copy of an Ordinance of 24Martii 1646, for the securing of Twenty thousand Pounds to be advanced by the Commissioners, and Twenty thousand Pounds formerly advanced by them, was likewise read.
Message to Lords.
Sir Robert Pye carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, an Ordinance for bringing in the Arrears of the Assessments for Sir Thomas Fairefaxe's Army: Two Orders concerning the Committee of the Army to be impowered with the same Power as the Commissioners appointed to reside with the Army, for perfecting what they left unperfected.
Sir Robert Pye brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Ordinance carried by him, for bringing in the Arrears of the Assessments for Sir Thomas Fairefaxe's Army; and to the other Orders concerning the Committee of the Army.
Tonage and Poundage.
Resolved, &c. That these Words be added in the Ordinance to be passed for Tonage and Poundage; "Commissioners and Collectors of the Customs for the Time being."
Resolved, &c. That this House doth declare, That, if the present Commissioners of the Customs shall advance the Thirty thousand Pounds for the present Service, that they shall not be removed out of the Receipts of the Customs, until they shall be repaid the said Thirty thousand Pounds, and all other Monies due unto them, with Interest.
Mr. Ashe, Sir Henry Vane junior, Sir Walter Erle, and Mr. Boone, are appointed presently to withdraw, to acquaint the Commissioners of the Customs that are without with the Votes passed concerning the Customs, and the Commissioners.
A Letter from the General Council of the Army, of the Seventh of October, 1647, from Putney, was read: And
It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Grand Committee of the whole House, appointed to sit upon the Consideration of providing Monies for the Forces of England and Ireland.
Sir Henry Vane, reports, That they had acquainted the Commissioners of the Customs, that were at the Door, with the Votes now passed concerning the Customs, and concerning the Repayment and Security for the Thirty thousand Pounds now to be advanced, and concerning the Understanding the House had, touching the Moiety of the Receipts of the Customs: That they did intend the neat and clear Moiety of the Receipts; That the said Commissioners do submit themselves to the Wisdom of the House in all; and would apply themselves to the Furnishing of the Thirty thousand Pounds, in time convenient for Supply of the present great Streights and Necessities, though they did apprehend some Difficulty in the Business.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Offer of the present Commissioners of the Customs, concerning the Advance of the Thirty thousand Pounds for the present Service, as it hath been now reported.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Navy, to confer with the Commissioners of the Customs, and prepare such Matters as shall be necessary for perfecting this Offer.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Robert Goodwyn, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country for a Sevennight, or Ten Days.
Tonage and Poundage.
Resolved, &c. That the Grand Committee, before whom the Ordinance for Tonage and Poundage doth lie, do, in the said Ordinance, observe the Votes now passed, concerning the Matter of the Customs: And that the said Grand Committee of the whole House do sit on Friday Morning next, the first Business.
The humble Petition of divers of the Committee of the Militia of the County of Herts, and other Gentlemen and Inhabitants there, was this Day read.
Ordered, That Mr. Leman do prepare and bring in an Ordinance on Friday next, with Names in it, for intrusting the Power of the Militia of the County of Herts.
Malignants at College, &c.
Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee to examine the Information given in concerning Malignants chosen Fellows in St. John's College, or any other College in the University of Cambridge; and the other Informations concerning the praying for Bishops, and using the Book of Common-Prayer, viz. unto Sir Arthur Hesilrige, Colonel Harvey, Lieutenant General Cromwell, Colonel Thompson, Alderman Pennington, Mr. Winwood, Mr. George Fenwick, Mr. Swynsen, Mr. Thomas Scott, Colonel Ingoldesby, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Mr. Ball, Mr. Leman, Mr. Hill, Mr. Smyth, Mr. Whitelock, or any Three of them:. . . are to meet upon it this Afternoon, in the Court of Wards and so de die in diem.
Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning, the first Business after Mr. Speaker comes to the Chair, the Petition and Business concerning the Widows be taken into Consideration.
Ordered, That, on Friday Morning next, the first Business after Mr. Speaker comes to the Chair, the Report concerning Lieutenant Colonel Lilbourne be made.
Whereas, by Order of 2Octobris 1647, it was referred to the Committee of the Army to pay unto Major Done, upon Computation of his Arrears, the Money due unto him, unto Mr. Jane Done, his Sister and Executrix; It is now Ordered, That the Committee of the Army do pay the said Monies due unto Major Done, unto the said Mrs. Jane Done, according to the Certificate of the Committee of Accompts, already stated; being due upon the Publick Faith to the said Major Done.
Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, assembled in Parliament, That it be referred to the Treasurers of Goldsmiths Hall, to pay unto Mrs. Jane Done, Sister and Executrix of Major John Done, slain in the Service of the Parliament, the Sum of One hundred and Fourteen Pounds, or so much thereof as shall appear to be due, upon the Publick Faith, or otherwise, unto the said Major, for his Entertainment under the Earl of Manchester, as Captain of a Foot Company, according to the Certificate of the Committee for Accompts, already certified: And that it be charged upon the Moiety of the Receipts at Goldsmiths Hall, in Course, and paid unto Mrs. Jane Done, or her Assigns: And that the Acquittance of the said Mrs. Jane Done, or her Assigns, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge for the said Monies so paid: And all former Orders or Ordinances, made and passed for Payment of the said One hundred and Fourteen Pounds out of Goldsmiths Hall, are hereby repealed, annulled, and made void.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.