Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 6, 1648-1651. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Sabbati, 5 Maii, 1649.
Coxhall, &c. Poor.
ORDERED, That these Words; viz. "or to report to the House where the Defect is, and how the Poor may be relieved;" be added to the Order Yesterday, touching the Poor of Coxhall and Debenham.
Ordered, That it be specially recommended to the Committee of Accompts, to audite the Accompts of Colonel Bosvile, a Member of this House; And that what shall appear to be due unto him, upon his Accompts, shall be paid unto him, out of such Delinquents Estates as he shall discover to the Committee at Haberdashers Hall: And that it be referred to the Committee at Haberdashers Hall, to take care that it be done accordingly.
Fitz James' Claims.
Mr. Trenchard reports from the Committee of Sequestrations, touching Mrs. Joan Fitz James, That there is a Debt of Eleven hundred Pounds due to her, by Bond, from George Lord Digby, and Seven Years Interest, the Eighteenth of June 1648: And that the Committee did order, That it should be reported to the House, That the Farm called Candle Wake Court may be allotted unto her, for Satisfaction of her Debt and Interest.
Ordered, That Mrs. Joan Fitz James shall from henceforth have the Possession of the Capital Messuage, Farm, and Tenement, with the Appurtenances, called Candle Wake Court, in the County of Dorset; and shall have and receive the Rents, Issues, and Profits thereof, upon Account, until this House may take her Case into further Consideration, and take other Order: And the Committee of Sequestrations for the County of Dorset are to take notice hereof; and take Order, That the Possession be delivered to the said Mrs. Joan Fitz James; and that she be permitted to hold the same accordingly.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee at Haberdashers Hall, to pay unto Lieutenant Colonel Throckmorton such Arrears as are due unto him, out of the Estates of such Delinquents as he shall discover to the said Committee, not formerly discovered.
Admission of Members.
The Question being propounded, That Edward Lord Howard, being nearly chosen and returned for a Burgess or Citizen for the City of Carlisle, be now admitted into the House, as a Member of this House, he coming in upon a new Election;
And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;
It was resolved in the Affirmative.
And the main Question being put;
It was Resolved, &c. That Edward Lord Howard, being newly chosen and returned for a Burgess or Citizen for the City of Carlisle, be now admitted into the House, as a Member of this House, upon that new Election.
Resolved, &c. That * Nevill * being newly chosen, and returned for a Burgess, to serve in this present Parliament for the Town of Retford in the County of Nottingham, be admitted into the House, as a Member of this House, upon that new Election.
Elections and Representatives.
Ordered, That the Business touching due Elections, and an equal Representative, be taken into Consideration on Wednesday next, the first Business: And that nothing do intervene: And Mr. Speaker is to put the House in mind thereof.
Deans and Chapters Lands.
The Lord Grey reports from the Council of State, touching Instructions to be passed for the Trustees for Sale of Deans and Chapters Lands, and touching the Treasuries of Goldsmiths Hall, and the Excise.
Ordered, That Mr. John Corbett do bring in the Instructions for the Trustees for Sale of Deans and Chapters Lands, on Monday Morning: And that Mr. Reynolds and Mr. Say be added to those Members formerly appointed to prepare, and bring in, those Instructions.
Resolved, &c. That the several Sums referred upon the Receipts of Goldsmiths Hall, and the Excise, for the Use of the Commonwealth, in the room of the like Sums transferred upon the Security of Deans and Chapters Lands, shall, as they come due, in Course, be employed for the Supply of the Forces in England and Ireland, and for the Use of the Navy; and shall be issued out for those Uses, by Warrant from the Council of State: Which the Treasurers of the said respective Receipts are required to observe accordingly.
Ordered, That the Two Troops of Horse, under the Command of Captain Sharpe, and Captain Sherpedson, in the County of Durham, formerly ordered to be kept up by Sir Arthur Heslerigg, for Defence of the said County, be forthwith disbanded: And that the Committee of the said County do see the same done accordingly.
Ordered, That the Report touching Clothiers be made This-day-fortnight.
Sir H. Owen.
Ordered, That the Report touching Sir Hugh Owen be made on Tuesday Morning next.
Ordered, That the Report touching Mr. Foxley be made on Tuesday Morning next.
Ordered, That such Cavaliers as were in Pontfract Castle at Surrender thereof, and have Major General Lambert's Pass to go beyond Sea, have Passes from Mr. Speaker to go beyond Seas, according to the Articles given them upon Surrender of Pontefract Castle: And that Mr. Speaker do grant them Passes accordingly.
Mr. Scott reports from the Council of State * * * *.
Ordered, That Mr. Scott and Colonel Wauton do bring in the like Act for the Compositions of Delinquents in Anglesey, as there was for South Wales.
Embassy from Holland.
Ordered, That Sir Henry Myldmay do make his Report from the Council of State, touching the States Ambassador, on Friday next.
Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee, to consider of some Way, whereby such Persons as are Comprised within Articles, and have not forfeited the Benefit thereof, either by their own Neglect, or otherwise, may have such Right as by those Articles they ought to have; and to present it to the House: Viz. unto Colonel Marten, Lieutenant General Cromwell, Mr. Lister, Mr. Skinner, Sir Arthur Hesilrige, Mr. Garland, Colonel Jones, Mr. Allen, Colonel Moore. Sir Peter Wentworth, Commissary General Ireton, Colonel Wauton, Colonel Rich, Mr. Scott, Colonel Rigby, Sir John Danvers, Colonel Ven, Mr. Holland, Mr. Goodwin; or any Three of them: And to bring it in on Tuesday Morning: And the Committee are to meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Colonel Rich reports an Act touching the examining and stating the Accounts of the Officers and Soldiers: Which was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to the Committee of the Army: And that Colonel Rich, Commissary General Ireton, be added to the Committee of the Army for this Purpose: And that it be brought in on Tuesday Morning: And Commissary General Ireton do take care of it.
Ordered, That the Cases of these Persons; viz. George Gunter Esquire, George Rawleigh Esquire, John Lumley Esquire, Francis Lord Dunsmore, Charles Cokayn Esquire, John Penrudock Esquire, the Lord Lovelace, * Berkley Esquire, Edward Kynaston Esquire, The Countess of Essex, Sir Ralph Sydenham, Sir Wm. Button, Richard Sykes Clerk, John Carill Esquire, Charles Walley Esquire, Sir Roger Twisden, Colonel Edgcomb, Lieutenant Colonel Scawen, Major Edgcomb, Sir Henry Radley, Henry Cromwell Esquire, Dr. Byram, Sir Thomas Hanmore, Mr. Davenport of Bromhill, Sir John Munson; as to the Mitigation in their Fines; shall be considered on Saturday next, May the Twelfth: And, in the mean time, no Advantage shall be taken of their not paying in their Arrears, according to the last Act.
Ordered, That the Petition of Henry Newman be read on Monday Morning next.
Claims on Publick Faith.
Ordered, That the Petition of such as have contributed on the Publick Faith, be taken into Consideration on Tuesday Morning next.