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 Mercurii, 8 Martii, 1647.
THE humble Petition of Philip Starkey, Citizen and Cook of London, was this Day read.
And whereas the Petitioner, for the Suppression of the Rebellion in Ireland, lent Two hundred Pounds, Principal Money; which was to be repaid, with Interest, out of the Monies coming in upon the Bill of Four hundred thousand Pounds, It is Ordered, That the said Sum of Two hundred Pounds, with the Interest due, be paid unto the Petitioner, out of the Arrears of Monies behind, upon the said Bill of Four hundred thousand Pounds, within the Counties of Surrey, Sussex, and Lincoln: And that his Receipt, shewed unto the Receiver at Guildhall, London, or York, shall be a sufficient Discharge unto the Collectors that shall receive and pay the same: And that he allow of such Receipt, and give a Discharge accordingly.
Upon the humble Petition of John Waldron, Esquire, this Day read;
It is Ordered, That the Sum of Three hundred Pounds, which the said John Waldron lent the Parliament, in the Name of John Baker, of Kayton, in April 1642, upon the Security of the Four hundred thousand Pounds Subsidy, of which he hath, as yet, received nothing, be paid unto the Petitioner, together with the Interest due for the same, out of the Arrears of Monies behind upon the said Bill of Four hundred thousand Pounds within the Counties of Leicester, Warwick, Rutland, Northampton, and Nottingham: And that his Receipt, shewed unto the Receiver at Guildhall, London, shall be a sufficient Discharge unto the Collectors that shall receive and pay the same: And that he do allow of such Receipt, and give a Discharge, accordingly.
An Ordinance for Satisfaction of the Arrears to Colonel Whalley, by passing unto him the Manor of Flawborow, in the County of Nottingham, Parcel of the Possessions of the Earl of Newcastle, a Delinquent excepted from Pardon, was this Day read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Consideration expressed in this Ordinance shall be "His Arrears, his Services, and the Sum of a thousand Pounds paid by Colonel Edward Whalley, in ready Money."
Resolved, &c. That the Ordinance, so amended, shall pass: And that the Lords Concurrence be desired herein.
The Certificate of the Committee for taking the Accompts of the whole Kingdom, certifying the State of the Accompt of Colonel John Ven, Governor of the Garison of Windsore Castle, due unto him as Colonel and Captain of a Foot Company in the said Garison of Windsore, from the Twenty-eighth of October 1642, inclusive, the Date of his Commission, unto the Thirteenth of May 1645; whereby it appears there is due unto him, respited upon the Publick Faith, according to the Ordinance, the Sum of Four hundred Seventy-one Pounds Seven Shillings Six-pence; and that then there remaineth due to the Accomptant the Sum of Two thousand One hundred Forty-eight Pounds Ten Shillings Two-pence: In all, due to the Accomptant, comprehending the Publick Faith, Two thousand Six hundred and Nineteen Pounds Seventeen Shillings Eight-pence.
The humble Petition of Colonel John Venn was read.
Ordered, That the Sum of Four thousand Pounds be allowed and paid unto Colonel John Venn, in Satisfaction and Discharge of the Arrears of his Entertainment, of the Monies disbursed by him, and his Damages, out of the Estate of Benedick Hall, as due to the State; or out of such other Papists and Delinquents Estates concealed, and not yet sequestered, as the Petitioner, or Colonel Nicholas Devereux, shall nominate and discover unto the Committee of Lords and Commons at Haberdashers Hall, or the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall; and as shall be adjudged Delinquents, according to the Ordinances in that Behalf, by the said Committees. And
It is further Ordered, That Mr. Pury do prepare and bring in an Ordinance to this Purpose.
Devereux's &c. Accompts.
The humble Petition of Colonel Nicholas Devereux, Colonel John Backsteed, Captain Randolph Brookes, and Christopher Love Clerk, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies, sitting at Haberdashers Hall: Who are to consider of the several Certificates of the Committee of Accompts, certifying the State of the Accompts of the Petitioners; and to consider, What Monies the Petitioners have received since the Stating of their Accompts: And that the said Committee do allow and pay unto the Petitioners the several Sums of Money, as shall, upon examining their Accompts and Receipts, appear due unto them, out of such Papists and Delinquents concealed Estates, as shall be discovered to the said Committee at Haberdashers Hall, by the Petitioners: and as shall be adjudged Delinquents by the said Committee, according to the Ordinances in that Behalf.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Miles Corbett carried to the Lords for their Concurrence, the Ordinance for the Assessment of Sixty thousand Pounds per mensem, for the Army: Ordinance for the Remainder of Two thousand Five hundred Pounds per Annum to Lieutenant General Cromwell: Order for selling Timber, for Repair of Chepstow Bridge: Order for Paying of Three thousand Pounds to Trustees for the younger Children of Sir Thomas Norcliffe, out of the Sequestration or Fine of Sir Gervase Clifton: Ordinance for pardoning the Delinquency, and taking off the Sequestration of the Estate of Sir Jacob Astley: Order for employing the Sum of Three thousand One hundred and Fifteen Pounds, remaining in the Hands of Sir Thomas Widdrington, and Mr. George Payler, for Provision of Arms for the Counties of Newcastle, Northumberland, Cumberland, Westmoreland, and Bishoprick of Durham: And was to put the Lords in mind of the Ordinance concerning Mr. David Jenkins: The Ordinance for making Mr. Clement Fulthorpe, Esquire, Sheriff of the County Palatine of Durham.
Mr. Myles Corbett brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Ordinance for pardoning the Delinquency, and taking off the Sequestration of the Estate of Sir Jacob Astley: To the Order for selling Timber for Repair of Chepstow Bridge: To the Order for giving Leave to Mr. Marshall to return out of Scotland: To the rest they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Spellman, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.
The Question was propounded, That there is due unto Mr. Peck, out of the Iron Works, the Sum of Four thousand Two hundred Eighty-one Pounds Eighteen Shillings Four-pence Halfpeny:
And the Question being put, Whether this Question shall be now put;
It passed with the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That there is due unto Mr. Peck out of the Iron Works, the Sum of Four thousand Two hundred Eighty-one Pounds Eighteen Shillings Four-pence Halfpeny.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Peck be satisfied the Sum of Four thousand Two hundred Eighty-one Pounds Eighteen Shillings Four-pence Halfpeny, out of the Fourth Part of the Iron Works and Cordage Money in the Forest of Deane, according to his former Grant and Bargain.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to a Committee, to examine, What Damage Mr. Peck has sustained in his Interest in the Iron Works in the Forest of Deane, by any Act done by the Parliament; to state the same to the House; together with their Opinions, How he may be satisfied for the same, without any Prejudice to any other: Viz. to this Committee following, or any Five of them; Mr. Bond, Sir Anthony Irby, Mr. Annesley, Mr. Scawen, Mr. Salway, Mr. Boys, Mr. Alford, Mr. Holland, Colonel Morley, Sir Henry Heyman, Major General Browne, Lord Lisle, Mr. Pury, Mr. Nathaniell Stephens, Sir Thomas Dacres, Mr. Dodderidge, Mr. John Corbett, Colonel Harvey, Colonel Harrison, Mr. Humfrey Edwards, Sir Gregory Norton, Mr. Knightley, Sir John Francklyn, Mr. Marten, Mr. Edward Ashe, Sir Edward Partheriche, Commissary Ireton, Lord Cramborne, Mr. Swynfen, Mr. Cawley, Mr. Westrowe; the Knights and Burgesses of Gloucestersheire, Worcestersheire, Monmouthsheire: And are to meet To-morrow at Two per meridiem, in the Exchequer Chamber: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records.
Officers, &c. Arrears.
The humble Petition of Seven or Eight hundred Officers, who have Tickets, according to an Ordinance of Parliament of the Sixteenth of June last, &c. was this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Nine thousand One hundred Pounds, Part of the Ten thousand Pounds, formerly charged upon the Receipts of Goldsmiths Hall, for indigent Persons, be paid over unto Mr. John Pocock, and Mr. William Greenhill, Treasurers at Christ Church; to be issued out in such manner as this House shall appoint, towards Satisfaction of the Accompts of Officers, and Officers Widows, and other Persons, according to such Lists as this House shall approve of.
The humble Petition of Sir William Man, Francis Lovelace, and Avery Sabin, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That the Petitioners be forthwith bailed: And that it be referred to the next Two Justices of Peace in the County of Kent, to take their Bail, accordingly.
The humble Petition of Henry Broade, Auditor, was this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Auditor Broad, and Mr. Auditor Wilcoxe shall have each paid, and allowed unto them, the Sum of One thousand Pounds in full Satisfaction of all Demands and Services.
An Ordinance for granting and paying unto Henry Broade, Auditor, by the Committee of Sequestrations in the County of Bedford, the full Sum of One thousand Pounds, in full Satisfaction and Discharge of all Services and Demands, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
An Ordinance for granting and paying unto Auditor John Wilcox the Sum of One thousand Pounds, in full Satisfaction of all Demands and Services, by the Committee at Haberdashers Hall, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
The humble Petition of Colonel Robert Blake was this Day read.
Ordered, That the Committee of the County of Sommersett do forthwith pay unto Colonel Robert Blake, upon Account, the Sum of One thousand Pounds, to be accounted in Part of the Arrears due unto him, upon his Entertainment of the Service of the Parliament: And that Mr. Doddridge do prepare a Letter, to be signed by Mr. Speaker, to recommend the same to the said Committee.
The humble Petition of William Parker, Doctor of Physick, was this Day read.
Ordered, That when Robert Fenwicke shall have made Choice, and be possessed, of one of the Register's Places of Yorke, or Duresme, that the other Place of Register in one of those Places that shall be left, shall be bestowed upon William Parker, Doctor of Physick, in Consideration of his Losses and Services.
The humble Petition of several Artificers, who delivered Wares for the Use of Sir William Waller's Army, was this Day read.
Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Barons of the Exchequer, to give Order, That the Grocers, in whose Hands, Goods, to the Value of Eight hundred and Forty-three Pounds, were long since deposited, to be responsible for, until it were adjudged unto whom the Property of them did appertain; which have since been adjudged to appertain unto one Garland, and his Partners; do forthwith pay in to the Court the said Sum of Eight hundred Forty-three Pounds; and that upon good Security given by Garland, and his Partners, to repay the said Eight hundred Forty-three Pounds unto the Court again (if the Court shall hereafter think fit so to order it): And the said Garland, and Partners, are to receive the said Sum of Eight hundred Forty-three Pounds, upon their giving Caution to the Court to pay Three hundred Pounds, Part of the aforesaid Sum, unto the said Petitioners, in such Proportion, towards the Satisfaction of their Debts, as Sir Arthur Hesilrige and Mr. Trenchard, Members of the House of Commons, or either of them, shall order and appoint.
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of One thousand Six hundred Eighty-one Pounds Fifteen Shillings * -pence be paid unto Major George Wither, out of the Receipts of the Grand Excise, in Course, in Satisfaction of the Arrears of his Service: And that Colonel Thompson do prepare and bring in an Ordinance to this Purpose.
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Eighteen hundred Pounds, Part of Two thousand Pounds, formerly ordered to Major Withers, in Satisfaction of his Damages and Losses, be allowed and paid unto the said Major George Wither, in full Satisfaction of his said Damages and Losses, out of such concealed Delinquents Estates as he shall discover to the Committee at Haberdashers Hall; to whom it is referred to receive such Discoveries; and to order and take care for the Payment of the said Eighteen hundred Pounds, out of such Discoveries accordingly.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
The humble Petition of Colonel Christopher Legard was this Day read; and likewise the Certificate of the Arrears of Pay due unto the said Colonel Legard, stated according to the Ordinance of Parliament, by the Committee at Yorke, the Tenth Day of February 1647; whereby it appears, that there remains due unto him (Deductions being made for Free Quarter) the Sum of Two thousand Five hundred Seventy-nine Pounds Eleven Shillings.
Ordered, That the Sum of Five thousand Pounds be allowed and paid unto Colonel Christopher Legard, or his Assigns, out of the Arrears, and growing Profits, of such Delinquents Sequestrations as he shall nominate in the County of Yorke; in full Satisfaction of the Arrears of the said Colonel Christopher Legard, and in full Satisfaction likewise of the Sufferings and Losses of the said Colonel Christopher Legard, and of his Father, being first in the Parliament's Service at Hull, and the first Sufferers for their Services: And the Sequestrators, and Committees of Sequestrations, or others, who have the Power of the Sequestrations in the County of Yorke, are hereby authorized and required to pay the said Sum of Five thousand Pounds to the said Colonel Christopher Legard, or his Assigns, out of the Arrears, and growing Profits, of the Sequestrations of such Delinquents Estates as the said Colonel Legard shall nominate, as abovesaid: And the Acquittance or Acquittances of the said Colonel Legard, or his Assigns, shall be, from time to time a sufficient Discharge to the said Sequestrators in the County of Yorke, for so much Monies, from time to time, as the said Sequestrators, as abovesaid, shall, from time to time, pay, in Satisfaction and Pursuance of this Order.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Mr. Whittacre reports from the Committee of Examinations, the State of the Business touching Monies seized from Mr. Squire, ordered by the said Committee to be reported; whereby it appears, That the Sum of Three thousand Pounds was seized from Mr. Squire; whereof Five hundred Pounds was paid in to the Committee at Haberdashers Hall, and taken by them for his Fifth, and Twentieth Part.
The Question being put, For re-committing this Report;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
|Sir Robert Pye,||Tellers for the Yea:||38.|
|Mr. Boys,||With the Yea,|
|Sir Walter Erle,||Tellers for the Noe:||43.|
|Sir Anth. Irby,||With the Noe,|
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Five-and-twenty hundred Pounds, seized from Mr. Squire, be charged as a Debt upon the State.
The Question being put, That this Sum of Five-andtwenty-hundred Pounds shall be charged and paid out of the Moiety of the Receipts at Goldsmiths Hall, not engaged, in Course;
It passed with the Negative.
The Question being put, . . . . this Sum of Two thousand Five hundred Pounds be charged upon the Receipts of the Excise, in Course;
It passed with the Negative.
Ordered, That the Sum of Two thousand Five hundred Pounds be paid unto Mr. John Ireton, Executor of Mr. Squire, in full Satisfaction of so much of the Monies seized and taken from Mr. Squire, out of the Sequestrations of Delinquents in London, or out of such concealed Delinquents Estates as the said Mr. John Ireton shall discover to the Committee at Haberdashers Hall, or the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall: And the said Committees are hereby authorized and required respectively to receive such Discoveries; and to proceed in the adjudging such Delinquents, according to the Ordinances in that Behalf; and to take care, and give Order, for the Payment of the said Sum of Two thousand Five hundred Pounds, out of such concealed Estates of Delinquents, so discovered as aforesaid, unto the said Mr. John Ireton.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
An Ordinance for making Sale of Sir Phillipp Carterett's Estate, in the Isle of Sarke, for Relief of divers well-affected Persons of the Isle of Jersey, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, committed unto Mr. Lisle, Mr. Holland, Mr. Weaver, Lieutenant General Cromwell, Sir Walt. Erle, Mr. Fra. Allen, Mr. Salway junior, Colonel Venne, Sir Antho. Irby, Mr. Knightley, Sir Henry Heyman, Sir Ro. Pye, Sir Greg. Norton, Sir Henry Mildmay, Colonel Wayte, Mr. H. Edwards; or any Five of them: And are to meet to To-morrow at Two post meridiem, in the Court of Wards: And the Care of this Business is more particularly referred to Mr. Knightley: And they are to report it on Friday Morning, the next Business after the Consession of Faith.
Committee for Petitions, &c.
Mr. Scott, Mr. Boys, Mr. Weston, Mr. Swynfen, Mr. Allen, Mr. Boscawen, Sir Greg. Norton, Sir Hen. Heyman, Sir Tho. Dacres, Mr. H. Edwards, Mr. Sallwey junior, Mr. Marten, Major General Browne, Mr. Rich, Sir Robert Pye, Mr. Hungerford, Mr. Nelthorpe, Mr. Vachell, Colonel Morley, Mr. Challoner, Mr. Knightley, Lord Grey, Colonel Harvey, Colonel Harrison, Colonel Lassells, Mr. Gourdon:
This Committee, or any Five of them, are to meet in the House presently, at the Rising of the House: And are to consider of the Petitions and Reports now offered and delivered in; and to figure them, and present them to the House, in such Order as they are figured, to be read, and considered of on Wednesday next, the first Business: The which Day is appointed for those Petitions and Reports; and nothing else: And no Member is to offer any other that Day to the Consideration of the House: And the Committee hath Power to receive none but what are now offered and delivered in: And the Care of this Business is more particularly referred to Mr. Boys.
Sir John Danvers.
Ordered, That the Business concerning Sir John Danvers be reported on Wednesday next.
Ordered, That, on Wednesday next, the Business concerning Alderman Chambers, touching his Sufferings in tertio Caroli, be reported.