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, 14 Augusti, 1648.
THE humble Petition of Sir David Hastevile Knight, was this Day read. And
It is Ordered, That the Sum of Five hundred Pounds be allowed and paid unto the Petitioner, upon Account: And that the Sum of Fifty Pounds, Part thereof, be charged upon Haberdashers Hall; and forthwith paid by the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies, usually sitting there, for the Relief of his instant crying Necessities of the Petitioner: And that the remaining Four hundred Fifty Pounds be charged and paid out of such Delinquents concealed Estates as shall be discovered to the Committee at Haberdashers Hall, by the Petitioner, or his Assignee or Assignees: And the said Committee is hereby required to proceed upon such Discoveries, in such manner as in other Cases of like Nature; and to cause the said Sum of Four hundred Fifty Pounds, so discovered, as aforesaid, to be paid to the Petitioner, his Assignee or Assignees, accordingly.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, That Edward Popham Esquire be added to the Committee named in the Ordinance for the County of Wiltes.
Ordered, That Sir Robert Pye be added to the Order passed on Saturday last, which refers the Bailing or Discharging of Robert Kinnersley, Prisoner in the Gatehouse, to Mr. Carter, the Justice of Peace that committed him: With like Power to Sir Robert Pye, to bail or discharge the said Robert Kinnersly.
An Ordinance for Payment of the Interest of Thirty thousand Seven hundred Pounds, due to the reduced Officers mentioned in Four Lists, after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Cent. since the Ninth of January 1646, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Examinations of Challener, &c.
Sir Walter Erle reports, from the Committee of the Navy, the Examinations of Challenor, and others.
Ordered, That the General be desired forthwith to grant a Commission of Martial Law to Sir Michaell Livesay; to give him Power to try and punish such Espies as he shall seize upon, as come from the revolted Ships, or elsewhere.
Suit against a Member.
The humble Petition of Alice Jennings, and Anne Jennings, Two of the Daughters of Sir John Jennings, Knight of the Order of the Bath, deceased, was this Day read.
Ordered, That Mr. Jenings, a Member of this House do peremptorily give an Account to the House, Tomorrow Morning, Why he doth not Answer to the Suit of Mrs. Alice Jennings his Sister, exhibited against him in the Court of Chancery, according to former Order of this House, of 25 Februarii 1647; and other former Orders.
A Letter from Colonel Jones, 19 Julii, 1648, from Dublyn; and a Letter from the Lord Inchequin to Colonel Jones, of 25 Julii 1648; with a Declaration from Eugenio Oneile, General of the Confederate Catholicks of Ireland, of the Ulster Forces, and by the rest of the Commanders of the same Forces, 17 Junii 1648; was this Day read.
A Letter from Colonel Jones, from Dublyn, Augusti 4 1648, was this Day read.
Ordered, That the General be desired to take Course for the speedy trying by Martial Law, Major General Langharne, Colonel Poyer, and the rest of the Prisoners that were taken at Tenby and Pembroke Castle; who, upon Reducing of those Places, were submitted to the Mercy of Parliament.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee at Derby House, to write a Letter to Colonel Jones, Governor of the Forces in Lemster, to take Notice of his constant faithful good Services; and to render him the Thanks of this House.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland at Derby House, to take care forthwith to send over Forces for recruiting Colonel John Moore's Regiment, and the other old Forces in Ireland, under the Command of Colonel Michaell Jones; and forthwith to send over such Monies and Provisions as are in Readiness for those Forces.
In regard of the eminent Merits of Colonel Jones, and for the Encouragement of him and others;
It is Ordered, That a special Mark of extraordinary Favour be placed on him.
It is further Ordered, That the Estate of James Baath, late of Athcarne in the County of Meathe Esquire, deceased; who, at the Time of his Death, stood outlawed of Treason, and had a considerable Estate in the Province of Lemster; be conferred on Colonel Jones: And, to the end this may not any way intrench on the Acts and Ordinances of Parliament concerning Adventurers, that it be so provided, as in case any of the said James Baathe's Estate shall, by Allotment, according to the said Acts or Ordinances of Parliament, fall out to be allotted for any of the Adventurers; that then, and in such Case, so much as may be of equal yearly Value to the Lands, which, by such Allotment, shall be so taken away from Colonel Jones, shall be supplied unto him out of the next adjacent Lands of the Rebels, not falling, by Allotment, to any Adventurers.
And it is referred to Mr. Maynard and Mr. Reynolds, to bring in an Ordinance; and therein to provide, That no Prejudice may be done to the Acts of Parliament, or Ordinances passed for Adventurers in Ireland.
Goodwyn, &c. thanked.
According to former Order of the House, Mr. Speaker gave the Thanks of this House to Mr. Robert Goodwyn, and Colonel Birch, employed as Commissioners from the Parliament of England to the Parliament of Scotland; and did take Notice of the good Services performed by the said Commissioners, in the faithful Discharge of the Trust reposed in them by the Parliament of England.
An Ordinance for clearing Difficulties, . . . removing Obstructions, in the Sale of Bishops Lands, was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto the same Committee that brought it in: And they are to report it on Thursday Morning next.
A Letter from Sir Arthur Hesilrige, Governor of Newcastle, relating the Revolt, and Recovery of Tynmouth Castle, was this Day read. And
It is Ordered, That Mr. Pierepoint and Sir Thomas Widdrington do prepare a Letter to be signed by Mr. Speaker, and sent to Sir Arthur Hesilrige, to take Notice of his very good Service, and of the Service of the Officers and Soldiers employed by him, upon the Recovery of Tinmouth; and to give the Governor, and by him to the Officers and Soldiers, Thanks for their good Service.
It is further Ordered, That this Letter be forthwith printed.
A Declaration and Manifestation made to the People of the United Provinces, for their pious and charitable Sense and Feeling of the miserable Condition of the Protestants in Ireland, expressed in their Benevolence of Thirty-one thousand Two hundred Eighteen Pounds Twelve Shillings and Five-pence, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Sir John Temple reports from the Committee of Lords and Commons for Ireland, the Opinion of that Committee, That a Thousand Pounds more than the Hundred Pounds formerly appointed, be paid to the Commissioners employed by the Parliament to negotiate a Contribution in the Low Countries, for Relief of the Protestants in Ireland.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth allow of the Sum of One thousand Pounds to be paid to the Commissioners employed by the Parliament to negotiate a Contribution in the Low Countries, for Relief of the Protestants in Ireland, for their Disbursements and Expences in their Employment: And that the said Sum of One thousand Pounds be paid out of the Remainder of One hundred Twenty thousand Pounds, formerly assessed for Ireland, after former Engagements assigned upon the said Monies be first satisfied; viz. To Mr. Dierick Host, Four hundred Pounds; to Mr. Corsellis, Three hundred Pounds; to Mr. Adam Lawrence, Two hundred Pounds; and to Mr. Maurice Thompson, One hundred Pounds.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Sir John Temple to carry it to the Lords.
A Letter from Sir Arthur Hesilrige, from Newcastle, was this Day read.
Town' of Stafford.
A Letter from Captain Stone, from Stafford, August the Tenth, 1648.
Ordered, That a Letter of Thanks, to be signed by Mr. Speaker, be sent to Captain Stone, for his good Service in preserving the Town of Stafford, and preventing the Design of surprising the said Town.
Mr. Bowyer and Mr. Swynfen to prepare the Letter.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Foxwist carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, an Ordinance for Commissary Lyonell Copley to have the Wardship of the Body, and Lease of the Lands, of Ralph Hansby: An Ordinance for associating the Five Counties of North Wales: An Ordinance for Payment of Five thousand Pounds to Colonel Mitton.
Mr. Foxwist brings Answer from the Lords, That to the Ordinance for Payment of Five thousand Pounds to Colonel Mitton; and for Commissary Copley to have the Wardship of Mr. Ralph Hansby; they do agree: To the Ordinance for associating the Five Counties of North Wales, the Lords will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Treatywith the King.
Mr. Bulkley reports the Proceedings of the Commissioners employed from both Houses to his Majesty into the Isle of Wight, upon the Business of the Treaty; and the Passages that were between the King and them.
The Question was propounded, For calling the House on Monday next:
And the Question being put, Whether this Question shall be put;
The House was divided.
The Noes went forth.
|Colonel Whitehead,||Tellers for the Noe:||91.|
|Mr. Reynolds,||With the Noe,|
|Lord Cranborne,||Tellers for the Yea:||95.|
|Mr. Knightly,||With the Yea,|
So that the Question passed with the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That the House be Called on Monday Morning next.