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, 22 Martii, 1647.
Ly. Drake's Claims.
A MESSAGE from the Lords, by Dr. Bennet and Mr. Eltonhead.
The Lords have commanded us to put this House in mind of a Petition, formerly sent, of the Lady Drake's: They desire the may have a timely Dispatch.
The humble Petition of the Lady Ellen Drake, Widow, was this Day read.
Ordered, That the Sum of One thousand Five hundred Pounds be allowed and paid unto the Lady Ellen Drake, of Ashe in the County of Devon, Widow, in full Satisfaction of her Losses and Damages sustained by Occasion of these late Troubles, and for her Affection to the Parliament: And that the said Sum of One thousand Five hundred Pounds be charged upon and issued out of the Rents reserved and detained in the Hands of the Tenants of John Lord Pawlett: And the Tenants of the said Lord Pawlett are hereby authorized and required, respectively, to pay the Rents, in their Hands so detained, either by former Order of either House of Parliament, the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, or otherwise to the Committee of Lords and Commons for the Advance of Monies, at Haberdashers Hall: Who are hereby ordered, out of the same, to pay the said Sum of One thousand Five hundred Pounds to the said Lady Ellen Drake, or her Assigns, notwithstanding any former or other Order, concerning the Rents of the said Lord Pawlett, from the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, or any other Committee: And the Acquittance or Acquittances of the Committee at Haberdashers Hall, or their Treasurer, or such as they shall appoint to receive the same, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge, as well to the said Tenants, as all others therein concerned, for Allowance and Payment of the said Sum of One thousand Five hundred Pounds to the said Lady Ellen Drake, as aforesaid.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Whereas the Sum of One thousand Five hundred Pounds, of the Rents of the Lord Pawlett's Lands, remaining in the Tenants Hands, is ordered to be paid unto the Lady Ellen Drake, or her Assigns, towards the Reparation of the great Damages and Losses the hath sustained: It is now Ordered, That all the Residue and Remainder of the Rents of the said Lord Pawlett's Lands, remaining in the Tenants Hands, be paid, by the said Tenants, unto the Committee of Lords and Commons at Goldsmiths Hall, to the Use of the State: And that the said Committee do seize the said Rents, to the Use of the State, accordingly.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Resolved, &c. That the Rents of all such Delinquents Lands, who were admitted to compound, and have not paid in the First Payment, towards their Composition, which, by any Order from the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, are suspended, or have been stayed in the Tenants Hands, for above Six Months, be converted to the Use of the State; provided this extend not to any who have paid in their First Payment, or such as come in upon Articles, or whose Compositions are under Report. And
It is further Ordered, That the said Rents be paid to such Persons, and to such Uses, as this House hath formerly appointed, or shall hereafter appoint the same.
The humble Petition of Francis Newport Esquire, was this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Ten thousand Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Sir Richard Newport Knight, and Francis Newport Esquire, his Son.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page;
The Lords have sent, by us, a Paper from the French Ambassador: Whereupon their Lordships have made Two Orders; whereunto they desire the Concurrence of this House.
The Lords have commanded us to return to this House, the Ordinance concerning the Scotts Officers: To which their Lordships have agreed, with some Alterations:-An Ordinance concerning Westminster College: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House. That they are commanded to put this House in mind of a Petition of the Lord Lambert's; of an Ordinance for Mr. Devereux, a Minister; of a Petition of Lieutenant Colonel Andrews: And are commanded to deliver a Petition of the Lady Honora O Bryan: All which they desire this House to take into Consideration.
Ordered, That this House doth agree with the Lords, in the Two Orders, sent by their Lordships, touching the French Ambassador, and Monsieur de Guyry.
Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, in Parliament assembled, That the French Ambassador shall be desired to send away Monsieur de Guyry into France, as a Person against whom they have great Cause of Exceptions: And desire, That for the future, the King, his Master, would no more employ him into these Parts; where they do not, for this time, proceed against him, out of a Respect they bear to the French King, and the Representation of his Ambassador.
Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, in Parliament assembled, That Monsieur de Guyry be commanded, forthwith, to depart this Kingdom: And, if he return again, it shall be at his utmost Peril.
Whereas, by former Order of this House, Licence was granted to the French Ambassador, for transporting Twenty Horses, for the Service of the French King: It is Ordered, That the said Horses shall be transported, without paying any Custom. And this Order shall be sufficient Warrant for passing the same, accordingly.
The Alterations to the Ordinance concerning the Scotts Officers were read; and, upon the Question, assented, unto.
An Ordinance, now sent from the Lords, for giving Authority to the Committee for the College of Westminster, for bringing in the Revenue, and other Monies, belonging to the said College, and punishing such who shall disobey their Orders concerning the same, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed.
Whereas the Composition for the Delinquency of Charles Lord Lambert, of Cavan in the Kingdom of Ireland, according to the Articles of Dublyn, amounts to Six hundred and Forty Pounds: It is Ordered, That the said Six hundred and Forty Pounds be allowed to the said Lord Lambert, upon Account of his Entertainment, since he was taken in upon the Rendition of Dublyn: And that the Sequestration of the Estate of the said Lord Lambert be forthwith discharged.
Rector of Walsingham.
An Ordinance, now sent from the Lords, for making Mr. Jonathan Devereux Rector of the Rectory and Church of Walsingham in the County of Duresme, now void by the Death of Anthony Maxton (the same being above Value, and immediately in the Gift of the Bishop of Duresme, and now at the Dispose of both Houses of Parliament), was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed.
Reversing Andrewes' Outlawry.
Ordered, That Mr. Solicitor General do grant a Warrant, for issuing forth a Writ of Error for Reversing of the Outlawry long since sued forth against Lieutenant Colonel Edward Andrewes, for the Killing of one John Phelpes; that so the said Lieutenant Colonel Andrewes may be brought to Tryal, according to Law.
Grant to Obryan.
The humble Petition of Dame Honora Obryan, was this Day read.
Ordered, That the Sum of Four Pounds per Week be charged upon the Lord of Worcester's Estate, now in Sequestration, towards the present Maintenance of the Lady Obryan, until this House shall give further Order: And the Commissioners or Committee for Sequestrations, and all other Persons whom it doth or may concern, are ordered from time to time to make Payment of the said Sum of Four Pounds a Week to the said Lady Obryan accordingly: And the Acquittance or Acquittances of the said Lady Obryan, testifying the Receipt thereof, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the said Commissioners or Committee of Sequestrations, or such other Person or Persons as shall pay the same.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, That Colonel Boswell and Colonel Morley be added to the Committee appointed for the Lady Obrian's Business.
Lady Moor's Claims.
The humble Petition of the Lady Viscountess Moore, was this Day read.
Ordered, That the Sum of Four thousand Pounds be allowed and paid unto Dame Alice Viscountess Moore, Dowager of Drogheda, upon her Accompt, towards her Husband's Arrears: And that the said Sum of Four thousand Pounds be charged and paid out of such Delinquents Estates, as the said Lady Alice Viscountess Moore shall nominate and present to the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, that have not compounded, or that have compounded at Undervalues: And the said Committee is authorized and ordered to proceed upon such so named; and out of the same to pay the said Sum of Four thousand Pounds to the said Lady Moore, or her Assigns, upon Accompt, as aforesaid: And the Acquittance or Acquittances of the said Lady Moore, or her Assignees, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the Treasurers at Goldsmiths Hall, for Payment of the said Sum of Four thousand Pounds, or any Part thereof, accordingly.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Accompts, to state and audite the Accompts of Lord Viscount Moore, by the original Book, signed under the Commissioners Hands of the Kingdom of Ireland, for such Sums of Money as were disbursed by the Lord Viscount Moore, deceased, for the Service of the State.
Lady Harcourt's Claims.
The humble Petition of the Lady Anne Harcourt, the Relict and Administratrix of Sir Symon Harcourt, was this Day read.
Ordered, That the Sum of Two thousand Pounds be allowed and paid unto the Lady Anne Harcourt, Widow and Administratrix of Sir Symon Harcourt, Knight, deceased, or her Assignees: And that One thousand Pounds thereof be charged upon the Remainder of the Fine, formerly set, and accepted, for the Composition of the Delinquency of William Lord Pagett: And that the other Thousand Pounds, Residue of the said Sum of Two thousand Pounds, be charged upon Goldsmiths Hall, in Course.
Sir Anthony Irby is appointed to prepare and bring in an Ordinance to this Purpose.
Whereas a Vote passed in this House for settling the Castle and Lands belonging to one Welch (before whose Castle Sir Symon Harcourt was slain) upon the Lady Anne Harcourt, Widow, late Wise of the said Sir Symon Harcourt, for her present Maintenance; and that the Custody of that Castle and Lands should be granted to such Friend or Friends, as the said Lady should nominate, for the Use and Benefit of her Children, by the said Sir Symon Harcourt: And whereas some Estate had been formerly made of the said Castle and Lands to the Earl of Meath; whereby the intended Grant to the said Lady Harcourt was prevented: It is Ordered, That the Town and Lands of Corballis in the County of Dublyn, lately possessed by the Rebel Luke Netterwill, deceased, and so much other Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the said Kingdom of Ireland, lately belonging to the said Netterwill, as, with the said Town and Lands of Corballis, will amount to Four hundred Pounds per Annum, as the same were set, or might have been set, immediately before the Rebellion in Ireland, be (in Lieu and Recompence of the said other Castle and Lands formerly intended) settled upon the said Lady Anne Harcourt, and her Children.
And Sir John Temple and Sir Anthony Irby are appointed to prepare and bring in an Ordinance to this Purpose.
Rector of Middleton.
An Ordinance, formerly sent from the Lords, for making Mr. Sem Cox Rector of the Rectory and Church of Middleton, in Teusdale in the County of Durham, now void by the Death of Mr. Anthony Maxton (the same being above Value, and immediately in his Majesty's Gift, and now at the Dispose of both Houses of Parliament), was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed.
Ordered, That the Grand Committee for the Ordinance concerning the Fens be revived; and do meet on Friday next, at Two post meridiem.
Covent Garden Parish.
An additional Ordinance, for making Covent Garden a Parish, was this Day read the First time; and ordered to be read the Second time this Day Sevennight.
Answers to Lords.
Answer returned by the First Messengers; That this House has taken their Lordships Message into serious Consideration; and will send Answer speedily by Messengers of their own.
Answer returned by the Second Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message; and do agree to the Two Orders made upon the Paper exhibited by the French Ambassador; to the Amendments in the Ordinance concerning the Scotts Officers; to the Ordinance concerning Westminster College; to the Ordinance for Mr. Jonathan Devereux, Minister. They have taken into Consideration the Petition of the Lord Lambert; the Petition of Lieutenant Colonel Andrewes; the Petition of the Lady Honora Obryan: And will speedily send Answer by Messengers of their own.
An Ordinance for Payment of Forty-two thousand Pounds out of Bishops Lands; and for Thirty thousand Pounds thereof to be paid to such poor People, as, having formerly lent Monies upon the Propositions, were not able to double Sums lent, and are now in Want; was this Day read.
Ordered, That this Ordinance be taken up again on Monday next.
Message to Lords.
Colonel Morley carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, an Order for the Payment of a Debt of One thousand Pounds, owing by the Earl Rivers to Sir Arth. Hesilrige, upon Judgment, by making his Lands, under Sequestration, liable to the said Judgment: An Order for Payment of a Debt of Six hundred Pounds to Mr. Laurence Whittacre, by Sir Thomas Powell, out of his Estate, under Sequestration: An Order for Payment of Eight hundred Pounds to Mr. John Kempe, owing unto him by Sir John Mylle, out of the Estate of the said Sir John Mill, under Sequestration: An Order for Payment of Three hundred and Fifty Pounds Arrears to Lieutenant Samuell Somaster, out of concealed Delinquents Estates, by him to be discovered: An Order for Two thousand Five hundred Pounds to Mr. John Ireton: And was to acquaint the Lords, That this House has agreed to the Amendments in the Ordinance for pardoning the Delinquency of Henry Bunbury: And further to put the Lords in mind of the Order for prohibiting the Printing of any the Passages of either House, without the special Order of either House.
Colonel Morley brings Answer from the Lords, That, to the Order for prohibiting Printing, the Lords will send Answer by Messengers of their own: And that, to all the rest, their Lordships do agree.
Mr. Trenchard returned Answer from Sir John Strangwaies; That he was no way able to raise the Fine of Ten thousand Pounds set upon him: But, if they pleased to accept of Four Thousand Pounds in present, and Three thousand Pounds more upon the Ordinance passing, he would comply therewith.
Resolved, &c. That Sir John Strangwayes be forthwith remanded to the Tower.
Conference with Lords.
According to former Order, the House went to the Conference, Yesterday desired, touching the Articles of Religion; and the Ordinance concerning Colonel Whaley.