House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 11 November 1647

Pages 355-356

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 Jovis, 11 Novembris, 1647.


Grant to Selden.

THE humble Petition of John Selden Esquire, a Member of this House, was this Day read.

Whereas the Sum of Five thousand Pounds was, by Order of this House, of the Eighteenth of January last, assigned to John Selden Esquire, a Member of the same, in Satisfaction of his Damages, long Imprisonment, and Sufferings, for his Service done to the Commonwealth in the Parliament of Tertio Caroli, whereof he was then a Member; one Moiety whereof was long since appointed to be paid him out of the Compositions at Goldsmiths Hall: It is now Ordered, That the other Moiety, that is to say, Two thousand Five hundred Pounds of the said Sum, shall be paid out of the Profits of the Alienation Office; and, in Default thereof, out of some other Parts of the King's Revenue; the said Payments to be made accordingly, by Order and Warrant of the Committee of the said Revenue, directed to the Receiver of the said Profits of the Alienation Office, or other Revenue, respectively.

Whereas, by Order of 18 Januarii 1646, the Sum of Five thousand Pounds is assigned to be paid unto the Executors of John Hampden Esquire, deceased, in respect of the Losses, Damages, and Sufferings, sustained by the said Mr. John Hampden, in opposing the legal Tax of Ship Money, and for his Service therein to the Commonwealth: It is Ordered, That Two thousand Pounds of the said Five thousand Pounds be charged upon the Moiety of the Receipts at Goldsmiths Hall, not engaged in Course, and paid by the Treasurers there to the Executors of the said Mr. John Hampden: And that the other Two thousand Pounds thereof be charged upon the Receipts of the Excise, in Course, and paid by the Commissioners of the Excise to the Executors of the said Mr. John Hampden: And that the remaining Thousand Pounds be paid in convenient time, by the Committee of the Revenue, to the Heirs or Assigns of the said Mr. John Hampden.

Delinquents Wives, &c.

Resolved, &c. That the Wives and Children of all such Persons as are, have been, or shall be, sequestered, by Order of either House of Parliament, shall be comprehended within the Ordinance that allows a Fifth Part for Wives and Children, and shall have their Fifth Part allowed unto them: And the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations, and the Committee for plundered Ministers, and all other Committees, are required to take Notice hereof, and yield Obedience thereunto accordingly.

Grant to Speckart.

The humble Petition of Dorothy Speckart Widow, was this Day read.

Ordered, That, in Consideration of the extreme Necessity, and perishing Condition, of Mrs. Dorothy Speckart, and of her very good Affection expressed to the Parliament, the Committee of the Revenue do pay unto the said Mrs. Dorothy Speckart for her Support and Subsistence, the Sum of One hundred Pounds.

Fee Farm Rents.

Ordered, That, on Saturday Morning, the first Business, the Ordinance concerning Fee Farm Rents be reported.

Committee of Accompts.

Ordered, That, on Saturday next, the Ordinance concerning the Committee of Accompts be reported.

Indemnity of Tenants.

An Ordinance, for Indemnity of Tenants, who have, in the late War, expressed their good Affections to the Parliament, against the Injuries and Oppressions of their ill-affected Landlords, that have adhered to the King against the Parliament, was this Day read the First time; and ordered to be read the Second time, the first Business the next Day appointed for Goldsmiths Hall Reports.

Colser's Delinquency.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Edward Colser of Aylesham, in the County of Norfolk, Esquire, for his Delinquency, and for taking off his Sequestration upon his Fine of Three hundred Pounds, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Invalid Soldiers.

The humble Petition of the Sick and wounded Soldiers in the Savoy Hospital was this Day read: And

It is Ordered, That Sir Robert Pye, Mr. Wheeler, Sir Mich. Livesey, Sir Tho. Dacres, Sir Richard Lucy, Mr. Luke Hodges, Mr. Whittacre, Colonel Birch, Colonel Thompson, Mr. Dunche, Mr. Weaver, Alderman Atkyn, Mr. Priestly, Mr. Massam, Mr. Leman, Colonel Bossevile, Sir Martyn Lister, Sir Martyn Lumley, Sir Wm. Massam, Mr. Boscawen, Mr. Humfry Edwards, Sir Wm. Allenson, Mr. Serle, Mr. John Ashe, Mr. Oldisworth, Captain Gardiner, Mr. Dove, Mr. Lane, Mr. Annesley, Mr. John Corbet, be added to the Committee for maimed Soldiers: And that the said Committee, or any Three of them, do meet To-morrow at Eight of Clock, and at such other Times as they shall think fit: And are to take into Consideration the foresaid Petition of the sick and wounded Soldiers in the Savoy Hospital: And the Care of this Business is more particularly referred unto Colonel Bossevile.

The humble Petition of One thousand maimed, wounded, and sick Soldiers, that are paid at Christ Church, and at the Hospitals in and about London, was this Day read: And

It is Ordered, That . . referred to the Consideration of the aforesaid Committee, to take care for their Relief, by sending them into their several respective Counties, and recommending them to the several Committees of the several Counties to put the former Ordinances in Execution for Relief of maimed Soldiers, and Widows of Soldiers: And that they do consider of all Obstructions that are in the several Committees and Counties, that do hinder either the Execution of the said Ordinances, or the Relief of the said sick and maimed Soldiers: And that they do consider of and bring in an Ordinance for redressing and removing the said Obstructions, and for providing Remedies, in case sufficient Provision be not already made in these Cases.


Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning, the first Business, the Ordinance for Employment of poor People, and Punishment of Vagrants, be read the Second time.

Maj. Withers.

Ordered, That, on Tuesday Morning next, after the Reports at Goldsmiths Hall, the Report concerning Major George Wither be made.

Deans and Chapters Lands.

The Question was propounded, That Deans, Deans and Chapters Lands (excepting Glebes, Tythes, Impropriations, and Presentations, the Collegiate Churches of Christ Church in Oxon, and Westminster, and excepting such charitable Uses as are now charged upon the said Lands, and excepting such Dispositions of them as are made by the Committee of plundered Ministers, or otherwise, by Ordinance of Parliament, shall be given in the last Place for Security to the Army; and other Soldiers of the Kingdom, that have faithfully served the Parliament, for their Arrears:

And the Question being put, Whether this Question shall be now put;

The House was divided.

The Noes went forth.

Sir Arthur Hesilrige, Tellers for the Yea: 59.
Mr. Annesley, With the Yea,
Sir John Curson, Tellers for the Noe: 93.
Colonel Booth, With the Noe,

So that the Question passed with the Negative.

Army Pay, &c.

Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning, the first Business, the House do proceed in the Debate and Consideration of the Paper inclosed in the Last Letter from the General.