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 Mercurii, 20 Septembris, 1648.
RESOLVED, &c. That a Warrant shall issue forth, under Mr. Speaker's Hand, directed to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, to issue forth a Writ for the new Election of a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Steyning in the County of Sussex, in the Place of Herbert Board Esquire, formerly chosen to serve for that Place, and since deceased.
Sir Anthony Irby reports from the Committee of Goldsmiths Hall * * * *.
An Ordinance, for Pardon of the Delinquency of Sir Henry Spiller, was read.
And the Question being put, For the committing of the Ordinance;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
|Mr. Annesley,||Tellers for the Yea:||20.|
|Mr. Bond,||With the Yea,|
|Sir Anthony Irby,||Tellers for the Noe:||47.|
|Sir John Clotworthy,||With the Noe,|
And then the Ordinance, upon the Question, passed; and is ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence: Which is as followeth:
Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Eight thousand Three hundred and Sixty-one Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Sir Henry Spiller, of Laleham in the County of Middlesex, Knight: His Offence, That he adhered and assisted the Forces raised against the Parliament: He is excepted in the Propositions to pay a Third: His Estate, in Fee, Per Annum, One thousand Five hundred and Seventy Pounds; in old Rents, per Annum, Six Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence; in old Rents, for Three Lives, per Annum, Fifty-two Pounds: after Four Years, per Annum, Four hundred and Fifty Pounds; out of which issues One hundred Fifty-two Pounds Fifteen Shillings and Tenpence per Annum, for ever, and Three hundred and Twenty Pounds for One Life: Which leaves the Fine, at a Third, Eight thousand Six hundred and Sixty-one Pounds. He alledgeth, That his Lands are charged with Three thousand Pounds Portion to Jane Spiller, Daughter of Sir Robert Spiller, his Son, deceased: But produceth no Conveyance; affirming, That his Writings are lost: Which is ordered to be reported to the House for their Resolution: And Three hundred Pounds thereupon was abated in the Fine.
An Ordinance, for granting a Pardon unto Sir Henry Spiller, of Laleham in the County of Middlesex, Knight, for his Delinquency, and for taking off the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Whereas the Sum of Four thousand Pounds was, by Ordinance of Parliament, the Sixteenth of April 1647, appointed to be paid to Penelope Lady Brook, the Relict of Sir Wm. Brook, deceased, for the Subsistence of the said Lady Brook, and her Children, their future Provision and Preserment, out of the Receipts at Goldsmiths Hall; with a special Recommendation to the said Committee, that a good Proportion thereof should be speedily paid unto them: In pursuance whereof, the Fine of Sir Edward Bishop was assigned to the said Lady Brooke; the which Fine the said Sir Edward Bishop refuseth or neglecteth to pay in: It is Ordered, That the Rents and Profits arising, and to be made, of the Sequestration of the Estate, real and personal, of the said Sir Edward Bishop, be, from time to time, paid, and do accrue, to the said Lady Brook, or her Assigns, until the Sum of Two thousand Pounds be fully paid and satisfied unto the said Lady Brook, with the growing Interest for the whole Four thousand Pounds from this Day, or until the said Sir Edward Bishop do proceed effectually with his Composition, and pay in his Fine: And the Committees, Sequestrators, Treasurers, and Solicitors for Sequestrations, in all Counties and Places where the Estate, personal or real, of the said Sir Edward Bishop, or any Part thereof, lies, as likewise the Tenants to the said Estate, are hereby authorized and required respectively to take notice of this Order; and from time to time to pay the Profits of the said Estate to the said Lady Brook, or her Assignee or Assignees, in manner as aforesaid: And the Acquittance or Acquittances of the said Lady Brook, her Assignee or Assignees, shall be, from time to time, a sufficient Discharge to the aforesaid Persons respectively, for the Payment of the said Rents, Issues, and Profits, accordingly.
King's Maintenance, &c.
Ordered, That the Remainder of the Monies, formerly assigned and paid, by the Committee of the Revenue, for the King's Maintenance in the Isle of Wight, over and above, and after that the Allowance for maintaining the Two Companies, raised by the Governor in the Isle of Wight, shall be satisfied, and made good; and after the Twenty Pounds per Week, added for the Maintenance of the Governor's Table; be paid by the Committee of the Revenue, to such Person as the Committee at Derby House shall appoint to receive the same; and disposed of, by that Committee, for the carrying on their incident and necessary Charges.
Viscountess Drogheda. &c.
The humble Petition of Dame Alice Moore, Viscountess Dowager of Drogheda, reported from the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, at Derby House: And the humble Petition of Stephen Smyth, Agent for the Lord of Ormond, reported likewise from the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, at Derby House; touching Assignment of the Monies payable out of Goldsmiths Hall, and an Attachment laid upon those Monies; were this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That this Business be committed to the Members of this House, that are of the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall: And they are to hear the Lady Moore's Counsel, the Lord of Ormond's Counsel, the City, and all others as shall desire to be heard in this Business.
It is further Ordered, That the Letter in Mr. Scott's Hands, touching the Lord Ormond, be referred to the Consideration of this Committee.
Ordered, That the Ordinance for settling the Militia of the whole Kingdom be reported on Monday Morning next, peremptorily: And that Mr. Speaker do put the House in mind hereof.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Bennett and Dr. Aylett;
The Lords have commanded us to bring a Letter, which they this Day received from his Majesty.
They have received a Report from the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations, concerning Mr. Walter Grosvenour; whom they conceive to be a Subject fit for Mercy; and recommend him accordingly to this House.
The Lords do recommend, unto the Consideration of this House, the humble Petition of Dame Alice Moore; and likewise the humble Petition of Mrs. Sarah Babington.
Passes to the King.
The King's Letter was read; and was from the Isle of Wight, of 15 Septembris 1648; directed, "To the Speaker of the House of Peers, pro tempore, to be communicated to the Lords and Commons in the Parliament of England, at Westminster:" And was, to desire, That Safe Conducts may be granted for the Lord Carnegy, Sir Alexander Gibson, Knight, Lord Clerk Register, and Sir James Carmichell Knight, Treasurer Depute; and for their Servants and Necessaries freely to come and return.
Message to Lords.
Sir Robert Harley is appointed to carry to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance concerning the Contractors: The Ordinance for Arms and Ammunition for the Army: The Order for the Militia in the County of Hereford: The Order for Lieutenant Colonel Allen: And is to put the House in mind of the Order, formerly sent unto them, touching Major Edmund Rolf.
Ordered, That the Business concerning the Excise be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning, peremptorily: And that Mr. Speaker do put the House in mind hereof.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Gentlemen that were appointed Commissioners into Scotland, to consider of, and report their Knowledge of, the Gentlemen named in the King's Letter.
The Reports of the Case concerning Walter Grosvenour Esquire, now sent from the Lords, and ordered, by the Committee of Lords and Commons of Sequestrations, to be reported to both Houses of Parliament, were this Day read: And, upon Consideration thereof,
It is Ordered, That the Sequestration of the Estate, real and personal, of Walter Grosvenor Esquire, be, and is hereby, forthwith discharged, and taken off: And the Committees, Sequestrators, Treasurers, and Solicitors for Sequestrations, in the several Counties and Places where the Estate of the said Walter Grosvenor, or any Part thereof, lies, are hereby authorized and required to take notice of this Order, and forthwith to discharge the Sequestration of the said Estate accordingly.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
The Petition of Dame Alice Viscountess Moore was this Day read; and was the same with that reported from the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, at Derby House, which is referred.
The Petition of Mrs. Sarah Babington was read; and nothing done upon it.
Rooms belonging to the House.
Ordered, That Mr. Kinnardsley do, out of the Stores, forthwith make ready and furnish the new Rooms, belonging to the House of Commons, with Hangings, Carpets, Chairs, Stools, and other Necessaries: And that the Committee of the Revenue do pay the said Mr. Kynnardsley for the Charge thereof.
Loan by the City.
An Ordinance for the Loan, Securing, and Repayment of Ten thousand Pounds, borrowed for defraying the Charges in the Treaty, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
An Ordinance, with Blanks for the Names of the Persons to be authorized to receive and issue out the Monies borrowed for defraying the Charges in the Treaty, was this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Thomas Falconberg be nominated, in this Ordinance, Receiver of the Monies borrowed for the Treaty.
And the Ordinance, so amended, upon the Question, passed; and is ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
The Lord Carre reports from the Committee of * * * *, an Ordinance for rectifying of some Mistakes, and for other Additions and Amendments in an Ordinance of the Seventeenth of March 1647, intituled, An additional Ordinance of the Lords and Commons, assembled in Parliament, for the better raising of Eight thousand Pounds for the Support of his Highness Charles Lodowick, Prince Elector, Count Palatine of the Rheyne, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to the Committee for the Prince Elector's Revenue.
Ordered, That Mr. Wheeler, and Mr. Knightley, be added to the said Committee: And it is referred to the said Committee, to consider, How the Seven hundred Pounds per Annum, granted by the King to the Princess Elizabeth, Sister to his Highness the Prince Elector, with the Arrears thereof, may be paid unto her, and to report the same, and the said Ordinance, to the House, on Saturday Morning next, the first Business.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; The House has considered their Lordships Message; and have taken every one of the Particulars thereof into their Consideration; and will send Answer thereunto by Messengers of their own.