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House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 2 October 1648

Pages 40-42

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 Lunæ, 2 Octobris, 1648.

Prayers.

Delinquents.

SIR Anthony Irby reports from the Committee [at] Goldsmiths Hall, divers Ordinances concerning Fines and Compositions of Delinquents; viz. as [followeth]:

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Eight [hundred] Seventy-one Pounds and Ten Shillings, for a Fine, for the [Delinquency] of Sir Thomas Mallett, and John Mallett Esquire, his Son and [Heir] apparent: The Offence was in the Father, who left [his] Habitation, and went to Oxford: He rendered upon t[hose] Articles: His Estate in Fee, in Possession, per Annum, Two hundred and Sixty-four [Pounds; in old] Rents, per Annum, Sixty-one Pounds Nine Shillings and Four-pence; in Reversion, after Six Years, per [Annum,] Twenty Pounds; in personal Estate, Eighty Pounds: For which the Fine, at. Tenth, is Eight hundred and Seventy-one Pounds Ten Shillings.

An Ordinance for taking off the Delinquency of Sir Thomas Mallett, of Pointington in the County of Somersett, Knight, and of John Mallett his Son, for th[eir Delinquency, and for taking off the Sequestration of their Est[ate], was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of One hundred and Forty Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Henry Binge, of Hitcham in the County of Suffolk, Gentleman: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered upon the Articles of Ashby de la Zouch: [His] Estate, for One Life, per Annum, Ninety-four Pounds Ten Shillings: For which his Fine, at a Sixth, is One hundred and Forty Pounds.

An Ordinance for grantinga Pardon unto Henry Binge, of Hitcham in the County of Suffolk, Gentleman, 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.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of One thousand Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of John Hamond, of Ellingham in the County of Norfolk, Gentleman: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered upon the Articles of Truro: His Estate in Fee, in Possession, Five hundred and Twelve Pounds Three Shillings and Sixpence: Out of which issues for ever, per Annum, Six Pounds Nine Shillings and Ninepence; for One Life, per Annum, Ten Pounds: Which, being allowed, leaves the Fine, at a Tenth, One thousand Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto John Hamond, of Ellingham in the County of Norfolk, Gentleman, 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.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of One hundred Ninety-five Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Arthur Brooke, of Glaston in the County of Somersett, Gentleman: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered before the First of May 1646: His Estate for Life, per Annum, One hundred and Thirty Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Sixth, is One hundred and Ninety-five Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Arthur Brooke, of Glaston in the County of Somersett, Gentleman, 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.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of One hu[ndred] Twenty-six Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of [Hugh] Roberts, in the County of Denbigh, Esquire: His Off [ence,] That he assisted the Forces raised against the Par[liament]: He rendered upon the Articles of Exeter: His [Estate] in Fee, in Possession, per Annum, Sixty-three Pounds Four Shillings: For which h[is Fine], at a Tenth, is One hundred and Twenty-six Pounds Eight Shillings.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Hugh Roberts, of Ecclesham in the County of Denby, Esquire, [for] his Delinquency, and for taking off the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Quest[ion], passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for [their] Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of One thousand [Three] hundred Seventy-eight Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delin[quency] of Sir Richard Minshull, of Bourton in the County of B[ucks], Knight: His Offence, That he left his Habitation, and went to Oxford: He rendered upon those Articles: H[is] Estate in Fee, in Possession, per Annum, Eight hundred and Seventy-four Pounds Ten Shillings and Eight-pence; in Reversion, after Three Lives, per Annum, Eighty-two Pounds Ten Shillings; in personal Estate, One thousand and Twenty-six Pounds: Out of which issues, for ever, per Annum, Eighty-seven Pounds Thirteen Shillings and One Peny; for One Life, per Annum, Three hundred and Thirty-nine Pounds: Which, being allowed, leaves the Fine, at a Tenth, One thousand Three hundred and Seventy-eight Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Sir Richard Minshull, of Bourton in the County of Bucks, 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.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of One hundred Ninety-two Pounds Eight Shillings and Four-pence, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Thomas Ashton, of Penketh in the County of Lancaster, Gentleman: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered in November 1644: His Estate in Fee, in Possession, per Annum, Fifty-five Pounds Ten Shillings; in old Rents, per Annum, Nine Pounds Fifteen Shillings and Eight Pence; after a Life, per Annum, Sixty Pounds; more, in Fee, after Eight Years, per Annum, Fifty Pounds: Out of which issues, for One Life, per Annum, Thirty Pounds: There is also a Debt of Six hundred Pounds, charged upon his Lands: Which, being allowed, leaves the Fine, at a Tenth, One hundred and Ninety-two Pounds Eight Shillings and Four-pence.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Thomas Ashton, of Penketh in the County of Lancaster, Gentleman, 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.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Six hundred Thirty-and-seven Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Sir Thomas Lucas, of Leckeston in the County of Essex, Knight: His Offence, That he was present at the last Cessation in Ireland: He rendered upon the Articles of Dublyn: His Estate, for Life, per Annum, Five hundred and Fifty-seven Pounds: There is due unto him, upon a Statute, Eight hundred Pounds; and also, in Debts, from several Persons in Ireland, Four hundred Pounds; he is indebted to several Persons, One Thousand Four hundred and Thirty Pounds: His Fine, at a Tenth, is Six hundred and Thirty-seven Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Sir Thomas Lucas, of Leckston in the County of Essex, 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.

Ordered, That the Report and Ordinance, for pardoning the Delinquency of the Lord Windsore, be re-committed.

Lloyde discharged.

Ordered, That William Lloyde, now under Restraint, be forthwith discharged.

Treaty with the King.

A Letter from the Committee, from the Isle of Wight, of 29 Septembris 1648; with a Paper, containing the Propositions touching the Church, delivered to his Majesty, 25 Septembris; and Two Papers of the Twentyeighth and Twenty-ninth Septembris, expressing, That they had returned a Paper, delivered unto them by his Majesty; and their Reasons; were all this Day read.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of what the Commissioners have done, in Pursuit of their Instructions: And that the Thanks of this House be returned unto them therefore: And that a Letter be prepared accordingly, and signed by Mr. Speaker.

Sir John Evelyn and Mr. Knightley are appointed to prepare this Letter.

Irish Affairs.

A Letter from Colonel General George Moncke, from Knockfergus, of the Nineteenth Septembris 1648, relating more at large the regaining into the Hands of the Parliament the Garisons of Knockfergus and Belfast, in Ireland; and the Grounds of sending Major General Monroe Prisoner into this Kingdom; was read.

Grant to Brugh.

Ordered, That the Sum of Two hundred Pounds be bestowed upon Captain Brugh, for his Pains, Expences, and Service, in bringing over Major General Robert Monroe: And that the said Sum of Two hundred Pounds be paid unto the said Captain Brugh, out of the Monies that shall come in upon the Ordinance for Fifty thousand Pounds for Ireland: And the Committee, to whom the Ordering of those Monies belongs, is required to give Order for the issuing the same: And the Treasurers are to pay the said Two hundred Pounds accordingly.

General Monroe.

Resolved, &c. That Major General Robert Monroe be forthwith committed Prisoner to the Tower of London, for High Treason, in assisting Duke Hamilton to invade this Kingdom; and for Breach of his Trust.

Vessels ordered to Anglesey.

Resolved, &c. That the Two Vessels, The Dolphin Frigate, whereof * Beck is Commander, and The Hunter Dogger Boat, whereof * Newberry is Commander, be forthwith victualed, and set forth to Sea; and employed to the Assistance of Colonel Mitton his Forces, in the Service of reducing the Isle of Anglesey: And in case the said Isle be reduced before the said Vessels arrive there, that then they do attend the Command of Colonel Jones and Colonel Monck, and be employed in the Service of those Parts: And that it be referred to the Committee of the Navy, to take care, and give Order, for the victualing, and sitting and setting forth to Sea, the said Two Vessels, accordingly.

Siege of Pontefract.

Resolved, &c. That One hundred Barrels of Powder, with Ball proportionable, and a double Quantity of Match, over and above One hundred Barrels of Powder, with Match and Bullet proportionable, lately appointed to be furnished and issued out of the public Stores to Hull, be likewise provided and issued out of the publick Stores: And the Lieutenant of the Ordnance is required to take care, and give Order, for the issuing of the said Powder, Ball, and Match, accordingly: And that the same be sent to Hull, and issued forth by the Governor for the Service of the Siege of Pontfract Castle, as the Occasion thereof shall require.

Mr. Alderman Hoyle, Mr. Richard Darley, and Colonel Copley, are particularly required to take care of this Business.

Martial Law in Yorke.

Resolved, &c. That Power be, and is hereby, given to the Committee of the County of Yorke, to appoint a President and Council of War, for the Tryal of Offences committed by the Soldiery there, by Martial Law.

Dover Harbour.

The Question being put, That the Petition of the Warden and Assistants of Dover Harbour be now read;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir Wm. Massam, Tellers for the Yea: 56.
Mr. Lysle, With the Yea,
Mr. Annesley, Tellers for the Noe: 84.
Sir Wm. Waller, With the Noe,

So that the Question passed with the Negative.

Militia.

Resolved, &c. That the Ordinance for settling the Militia of the whole Kingdom be reported To-morrow Morning at Ten of Clock, peremptorily: And that Mr. Speaker do put the House in mind hereof.

Leave of Absence.

Resolved, &c. That Sir Anthony Irby shall have Leave to go into the Country, and to be absent for a Month.

Resolved, &c. That Mr. James Nelthorpe shall have Leave to go into the Country, and to be absent for Six Weeks.

Treaty with the King.

A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Page and Dr. Aylett;

The Lords have received a Letter from the King, which they have commanded us to bring unto you: They have made such Speed in the Communicating of them, that they have not entered the same; and therefore desire, That, after Consideration thereof, they may have the Originals returned unto them.

The Letter from the King, being of 29 Septembris 1648, was read; and likewise the Paper inclosed.

Mr. Knightley reports a Letter, to be sent to the Committees employed upon the Treaty: The which was read; and, with divers additions, upon the Question, thereunto made by the House (in relation to the King's Letter, and Paper inclosed, approving the Refusal of it, and declaring the Unsatisfactoriness of it; and to desire them to continue still in proceeding, according to their Instructions, to press the King's Answer to the Propositions; the Houses declaring, That they will proceed in that way, and not otherwise;) the Letter was, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence: And that it might be signed by the Speakers of both Houses.

Mr. Wheler carried it to the Lords, together with the Message appointed on Saturday last.

Leicester Petition.

The House being informed, that divers Gentlemen of the County of Leicester were at the Door.

They were called in; and did present a Petition, in the Name of the well-affected Ministry, Gentry, and other Inhabitants of the said County; taking Notice of some Declarations of the Kirk of Scottland, and of this Kingdom, and of the Votes for no further Addresses: The which was read.

Warminster Petition.

The humble Petition and Appeal of the well-affected Inhabitants, Soldiers, and others, of the Parish of Warminster in the County of Wiltshire, was read: And

It is Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for plundered Ministers: With Power to them to hear all Parties concerned herein; and to settle such Course therein, as they shall think most fitting.

Leicester Petition.

The Petitioners of the County of Leicester were called in: And Mr. Speaker gave them this Answer;

The House has commanded me to acquaint you, That they have read your Petition; that they are engaged in a Treaty with the King; and do assure you, That, in that Treaty, they will provide and take care for the Preservation and Security of Religion, Laws, and Liberties, of the Kingdom; and for the Security and Maintenance of all those that have adhered unto them.

Mr. Hesilrige.

The Question being put, That Mr. Hesilrige be called in, and heard, what he hath to offer to the House;

It passed with the Negative.

Ordered, That Colonel Booth and Mr. Gurdon do go forth, and understand if he hath any thing further to offer to the House.

Deeds, &c. in Utkington House.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Indemnity, to examine and consider of the Business touching the Deeds, Evidences, and Writings, that were taken out of the House of Utkington, during this War: And that if it shall appear, that these Deeds, Evidences, and Writings, were taken away by Force, that, in that Case, they do take care, that the said Deeds, Evidences, and Writings, may be restored to the Possession of those from whom they were by Force taken: And the said Committee has Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records.

Bristoll Ministers.

The humble Petition of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Common-council of the City of Bristoll, was this Day read: And

It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Gentlemen that serve for Bristoll, to bring in an Ordinance, for laying an equal Rate upon the Inhabitants of the City of Bristoll, for the Maintenance of their Ministers.

It is further Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of plundered Ministers, to order some Augmentation of Maintenance for the Ministers of Bristoll, out of the Revenue of the Dean and Chapter of Bristoll.

Coals for City Poor.

An Ordinance for appointing the Sum of One thousand Pounds, of the last Three Months of the Nine Months Arrears of the City of London, for the Assessments for the Army, to be paid by the Treasurers at Wars to the Chamberlain of London, for Provision of Coals for the Poor of the City of London, and the Borough of Southwarke, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Mr. Allen is appointed to carry it to the Lords.

Answer to Lords.

Answer returned by the same Messengers: That the House has considered their Lordships Message; and will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Answer from Lords.

Mr. Wheler brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Letter to be sent to the Committee of both Houses, at the Isle of Wight; and that it be signed by the Speakers of both Houses: To the Ordinance for allowing Five hundred Pounds apiece to the Judges of the Admiralty: To the Orders concerning Mr. Clement Paston: To the Order for adding, Mr. Norton and Mr. Horseman to the Committees of Rutland: As to the Ordinance for giving Power to the Committee for regulating the Excise, to give Allowance to the Commissioners of Excise for Monies taken from them by Force, they will take it into Consideration; and send Answer by Messengers of their own.