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, 17 Januarii, 1647.
Payment to Pendleton, &c.
AN Ordinance for Payment of a Debt of Eight hundred Pounds to a certain Shoemaker of Northampton, out of the Estate of Wm. Baud, a Recusant, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, rejected.
Ordered, That the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall be hereby authorized and required to contract with such Person or Persons as they shall think fit; and make Sale of the Estate of William Baud, of Wolgrave in the County of Northampton, Esquire, a Popish Recusant, that hath adhered to the Enemy against the Parliament: And that, out of the Proceed of the said Sale, the Debt due from the Parliament to Thomas Pendleton, and other Shoemakers of Northampton, be paid and satisfied, according to former Orders and Engagements of this House; and the Remainder to go to the Advantage of the State.
Ordered, That the Guards at Whitehall do forthwith send the Person by them apprehended to a Justice of Peace, to be examined: And if, upon Examination, the said Justice of Peace find that the Person, so apprehended have continued in Town, contrary to the Ordinance of Parliament, that he send the said Person to Newgate, together with the Examinations; to be brought to Tryal, and proceeded, with, upon the said Ordinance, this Sessions.
Ordered, That the Lieutenant of the Tower do forthwith send the Persons by him apprehended to a Justice of Peace, to be examined: And if, upon Examination, the said Justice of Peace shall find that the said Persons have remained in Town contrary to the Ordinance of Parliament, that the said Justices of Peace do send the said Persons, together with their Examinations, to Newgate; to be brought to Tryal, and proceeded with, upon the said Ordinance, this Sessions.
Removing Papists, &c.
Ordered, That the several Committees of the Militia of London, of Westminster, of the Hamlets, and of Southwark, be hereby required forthwith to put in due Execution the Ordinance for putting out of Town, Papists and Malignants: And that the said several Committees do, in their respective Jurisdictions, make several Provost Marshals; and authorize them, and require them, to make Search for, and apprehend such Papists and Malignants as have remained in Town, contrary to the Ordinance of Parliament: And that the said several Committees do give an Account to this House of their Proceedings herein, on Wednesday Morning.
Ordered, That the Delivery of such Ordinance, Stores, and Ammunition, as have been issued by the Officers of the Ordinance, out of the publick Magazine, since the Tenth of August last, by the Appointment of the now Lieutenant of the Tower, for the necessary Defence thereof, be allowed and approved: And that the said Officers, for the time to come, in Delivery of such Ordinance, Stores, and Ammunition, shall govern themselves, and pursue the Order of this House of 20 Novembris 1647; and receive the Warrants of the Committee of the Army for such Matters as they shall deliver out.
Ordered, That the Licence or Warrant given to Mrs. Porter to remain in Town be recalled.
Ordered, That the Reports concerning the Earl of Northumberland, and concerning Colonel Whalley, be made on Friday next.
Ordered, That the Ordinance for the Contractors Salary, be read the Second time on Friday next.
Message to Lords.
Mr. John Ashe carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Addition of Commissioners for the City of Bathe, in the Ordinance for Sixty thousand Pounds per mensem: The Order for printing the Preamble and Resolutions passed touching the King, and for punishing such as shall act contrary to the said Declaration and Resolutions, or encourage others thereunto.
Bedding, &c. for Soldiers.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Revenue do meet this Afternoon; and take care, that Monies may be provided for making Provision of Bedding, and other Necessaries, for the Soldiers to be quartered at Whitehall and the Mewse.
Horses, &c. for Ireland.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Army, to take care, that, according to a former Order of providing One hundred of Carriage Horses for Munster, so many of the Train Horses, that are upon disbanding or disbanded, may be sent into the Province of Munster.
And it is further referred to the Committee of the Army, to give Order, That, if there be any Harness or Waggons to spare, that they may be likewise forthwith sent over into Munster.
Ordered, That the Letter, and Petition inclosed, from Sir Charles Coote, from Sligo, of 9 Decembris 1647, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, at Derby House.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Ash brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Order for Addition of Commissioners to the City of Bathe; and to the Order for printing the Preamble and Resolutions touching the King.
The humble Petition of the Officers and Soldiers of Dover Castle, Archcliff Fort, and Motes Bulwark, was this Day read.
Ordered, That Six Months Pay of the Arrears to the Officers and Soldiers of Dover Castle, Archcliff Fort, and Motes Bulwark, be paid and satisfied unto the said Officers and Soldiers out of the Sequestrations of the County of Kent: And the Committee of Sequestrations, and others whom it may concern, are hereby authorized and required to pay the same: And that the Monies that the said Six Months Arrears for the said Officers and Soldiers shall arise unto be paid to Major John Bois, Lieutenant of Dover Castle: And that the Acquittance of the said Major John Bois shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said Committee, or other Persons, for Payment of the same accordingly.
Ordered, That the Sum of One hundred and Fifty Pounds; that is to say, The Sum of Fifty Pounds to Joanna Peytoe, Relict of Captain Peytoe; the Sum of Fifty Pounds to Sarah Hayward, Relict of Captain Hayward; and the Sum of Fifty Pounds to Mary Heathcott, Relict of Captain Heathcott; be forthwith paid to each of them, out of the Revenue of the sequestered Estate of Sir John Hewitt, a Delinquent: And the Committee of Sequestrations in the County of Huntingdon, where the said Estate lies, are hereby required to pay the said several Sums of Fifty Pounds to each of them, respectively, out of said sequestered Estate: And the Care of this Business is more particularly referred to Mr. Burrell, a Member of this House.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
The House proceeded in the Consideration of the Report made from the Grand Committee, formerly, by Colonel White, touching the more speedy and orderly bringing in the Sequestrations.
Whereupon this is Resolved, That the Commissioners do make Certificate of all the Lands and Estates so sequestered, and of the true Values thereof, as they were in Anno 1641, and how they are now lett, unto the Commissioner sitting for Compositions at Goldsmiths Hall; and return the Rents and Profits received thereof unto Mr. Richard Waring and Mr. Michaell Hering, Treasurers for Compositions at Goldsmiths Hall, except so much thereof as is already, by Order or Ordinance of Both or Either of the Houses of Parliament, appointed to be paid to Counties, Persons, or Places; and therefore to return Certificates to the said Treasurers.
A Letter from the Scotts Commissioners from Worcester House, of 17 Januarii 1647, was this Day read.
Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning, the first Business, the House do take into Consideration, What is fit to be done upon the Letter now received, and the other Letters lately received from the Scotts Commissioners.
Ordered, That, on Wednesday Morning, the first Business, before Mr. Speaker take the Chair, the Grand Committee do sit upon the Ordinance for levying the monthly Sum of Twenty thousand Pounds for the Service of Ireland.
Apprehending Papists, &c.
Ordered, That the Colonels, Commanders, and Officers, of the Guards at Whitehall and the Mewse, be hereby authorized and required, by such of their Forces as they shall think fit to employ, to seize upon and apprehend all such Papists and Malignants as they shall be informed of to continue and be in Town, contrary to the late Ordinance of Parliament: And that they do forthwith send the Persons so apprehended, to a Justice of Peace, to be examined: And if, upon Examination, the said Justice of Peace shall find that the said Person or Persons have continued in Town contrary to the said Ordinance, that then he do commit the said Person or Persons to Prison, to be proceeded with according to the said Ordinance.