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, 15 Januarii, 1647.
Mr. John Ashe reports Fines and Compositions from the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall: Whereupon it is resolved, &c. as followeth;
Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Six hundred and Ten Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Robert Hildiard, of Patrington in the County of York, Esquire, Gentleman of His Majesty's Privy Chamber: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered upon Oxford Articles: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Two hundred and Fifty Pounds Four Shillings; for Three Lives, per Annum, Forty Pounds; for Eight Years, per Annum, Twenty-two Pounds Nineteen Shillings; in Reversion, per Annum, Forty-nine Pounds Twelve Shillings: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Six hundred and Ten Pounds.
An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Robert Hildiard, of Pattrington in the County of York, Esquire, for his Delinquency, and for taking off the Sequestration, of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of One hundred and Fifty-eight Pounds Ten Shillings, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of William Blythman, of Newlath in the County of York, Esquire: His Offence, That he adhered to the Enemies of the Parliament; and was a Commissioner for raising Monies for their Maintenance: He rendered before December 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, One hundred and Forty-six Pounds Nine Shillings and Eight-pence; in a Rectory for Twentysix Years to come, per Annum. One hundred and Fortysix Pounds: Out of which issues, per Annum, One Pound Fourteen Shillings Eleven-pence for ever: Which leaves the Fine at a Tenth, Five hundred and Eight Pounds Ten Pounds: But if he settle Fifty Pounds per Annum, out of the Rectory of Wath, upon the Minister of Peniston, and his Successors, during the said Term of Twenty-six Years, then the Fine to be One hundred and Fifty-eight Pounds Ten Pounds.
An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto William Blythman, of Newlath, in the County of York, Esquire, for his Delinquency, and for . . . . . . Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Three thousand Three hundred Seventy-seven Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Sir Roger Palmer, of London, Knight of the Bath: His Offence, That, being a Member of the House of Commons, he deserted the Parliament and went to Oxford; and rendered upon those Articles: His Estate in Fee, per Annum, One thousand One hundred and Seventy-one Pounds Fourteen Shillings; for Three Lives, per Annum, One hundred and Fifty-five Pounds; for Sixty Years, per Annum, Thirty-two Pounds; for Twenty-two Years, per Annum, Two hundred and Twenty-five Pounds Six Shillings and Eight-pence; for Twenty-five Years, per Annum, One hundred and Sixty Pounds; for Eighteen Years, per Annum, One hundred and Two Pounds; for Fourteen Years, per Annum, Ten Pounds; for which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Three thousand Three hundred and Seventy-seven Pounds.
An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Sir Roger Palmer, for his Delinquency, and for taking off the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Ordered, That Colonel Baxter, who commands the Guards that attend the House, shall, with his Forces, this Night, quarter at Whitehall: And the Committee for Whitehall is appointed to take Order, that Whitehall may be accommodated accordingly.
Removing Papists, &c.
An additional Ordinance for giving Power to the Committee of the Militia of London, or any Two of them, to appoint such Persons as they shall think fit to employ, in the Service of putting Papists, and Malignants out of the Town, in pursuance of an Ordinance, formerly passed, to that Purpose, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords.
Mr. Alderman Atkins carried to the Lords, an Addition to the Ordinance for the Militia of London: An additional Ordinance for the Militia of Westminster: Additional Names to the Ordinance for the Militia of Westminster.
Mr. Alderman Atkin brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Three additional Names to the Ordinance for the Militia of Westminster: To the rest, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
An Ordinance for the Raising of Twenty thousand Pounds a Month, for the Relief of Ireland, was this Day read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Assessment in the Ordinance shall be according to the Rates and Proportions observed in the Ordinance for the Sixty thousand Pounds per mensem, notwithstanding any former Order.
Resolved, &c. That this Ordinance be committed to a Grand Committee of the whole House: And they are to meet upon it on Tuesday Morning next, at Eight of Clock, before Mr. Speaker go to the Chair.
Resolved, &c. That the Names of these Persons following be added as Commissioners for the City of Bath, in the Ordinance for the Sixty thousand Pounds per mensem; viz. The Mayor for the Time being, John Atwood, Thomas Burford, John Biggs, Mathew Clift, Aldermen; John Parker, John Piers, Gentlemen.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Mr. John Ashe is appointed to carry them to the Lords.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Baron Atkyn and Serjeant Finch;
The Lords have commanded us to signify unto this House, That, as touching the Votes sent unto them concerning the King, they do agree; with the Addition of a Preamble; in which they desire the Concurrence of this House, They do agree to the Order concerning the Committee at Derby House.
Votes of Non-Addresses.
The Preamble to the said Votes was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto; and was in hæc verba; viz.
"The Lords and Commons, assembled in Parliament, after many Addresses to his Majesty, for the preventing and ending this unnatural War, raised by him against his Parliament and Kingdom, having lately sent Four Bill to his Majesty, which did contain only Matter of Safety and Security to the Parliament and Kingdom; referring the Composure of all other Differences to a personal Treaty with his Majesty; and having received an absolute Negative; do hold themselves obliged to use their utmost Endeavours, speedily, to settle the present Government, in such a Way as may bring the greatest Security to this Kingdom in the Enjoyment of the Laws and Liberties thereof: And in order thereunto, and that the Houses may receive no Delays nor Interruptions in so great and necessary a Work, they have taken these Resolutions, and passed these Votes following; viz.
See those Votes, passed this House, and entered 3 of this instant January.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message; and do agree to the Preamble.
Resolved, &c. That this Declaration, and these Resolutions, be forthwith printed and published: And that the several Knights of the Shires, and Burgesses that serve for the several Towns and Places, do send Copies of the same to the several Counties and Places.
It is further Ordered, That whatsoever Person shall act contrary to this Declaration, and Resolutions of Parliament, or shall invite or encourage others so to do, shall, upon due Proof thereof, be imprisoned, and his Estate sequestered: And the Offenders in the Premises, after Publication hereof, shall be within the several Ordinances of Sequestration: And all Committees and Commissioners of Sequestrations are hereby authorized and required to take notice hereof, and to proceed to Sequestration accordingly.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Sir Henry Mildmay is appointed to carry it to the Lords.
Sheriff of Suffolk.
Ordered, That Thomas Kerrige Esquire, nominated and appointed by both Houses of Parliament to be Sheriff of the County of Suffolk, shall have Liberty to come to London, upon his urgent Occasions.
Tryals in Hampshire.
Ordered, That Mr. Allen do go down into Hantshire' together with the other Gentleman named in the Commission of Oyer and Terminer.
Declaration of Non-Addresses.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to prepare a Declaration, setting forth the Reasons of the Resolutions touching the King, do meet this Afternoon; and report the same on Monday Morning next.
Equal Rate in Assessments.
Sir John Bampfield, Sir Walter Erle, Mr. Scawen, Colonel Morley, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Bond, Colonel Thompson, Mr. Nath. Stephens, Mr. Pury, Mr. Beddingfield, Mr. Snelling, Mr. Bois, Sir Arthur Hesilrige, Serjeant Wilde, Sir Wm. Allenson, Mr. Boone, Mr. Leman, Sir Henry Heyman, Mr. Scott, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Colonel Birch, Mr. Hallowes, Mr. John Corbett, Mr. Walker, Colonel Hunt, Mr. Dodderidge, Mr. Rolle, Sir John Young, Sir John Francklyn, Major General Skippon, Colonel Stapeley, Mr. Christ. Marten, Mr. Salwey, Mr. Crowther, Mr. Blakiston, Mr. Boscawen, Mr. Hay, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Mr. Heveningham, Mr. Knightley, Mr. Millington, Mr. Annesley, Sir John Danvers; and all that will come are to have Voices;
This Committee is appointed to consider of some Way to have an equal Rate set upon the several Counties and Places in the future Assessments: And are to meet upon it on Monday next, at Two post meridiem, in the Exchequer Chamber; and so de die in diem: And the Care of this Business is more particularly referred to Mr. Maynard: And they have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records.