House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 23 April 1651

Pages 565-566

Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 6, 1648-1651. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Wednesday, 23d April, 1651.


Solicitor General, &c.

ORDERED, by the Parliament, That the Matters in Difference between Mr. Reynolds, Solicitor General of the Commonwealth, and Mr. Henry Darley, and Mr. Richard Darley, all Members of Parliament, be, and hereby is, by Consent of all the said Parties, referred to the Master of the Rolls; to hear and determine the same: And the Master of the Rolls is hereby impowered to call the Parties before him, and to hear and determine the said Differences accordingly.

Delinquents Estates.

The House, according to former Order, resumed the Debate upon the Amendments to the Bill for Sale of the Estates of several Delinquents.

Mr. Garland reports from the Committee, The Case of Mr. Gilbert Millington, a Member of this House; viz. as followeth:

THAT, about Six Years since, the Earl of Newcastle's Forces made the House of Gilbert Millington Esquire, a Member of the honourable House of Commons, at Pelley, in the County of Nottingham, a Garison; and plundered his Goods: The Committee of Nottingham, by their Certificate of the Nineteenth of March 1645, certify the Value of his Losses, proved before them upon Oath, to amount to One thousand Seven hundred and Thirteen Pounds.

By Order of the honourable House of Commons, of the Tenth of February 1647, the Petition of Gilbert Millington was referred to the Consideration of the Committee where Mr. Dodderidge had the Chair; to consider of and examine his Losses; and to report their Opinions, for some Way for his Relief and Satisfaction.

The said Committee of Parliament for Repairing of Losses, the Nineteenth of April 1648, did order, That it should be reported to the House;

1. That the Sequestration of Ansley Woodhowse, and Kirby Woodhowse, belonging to the Earl of Newcastle, being and consisting of One hundred and Forty Pounds, be assigned to Mr. Millington, for the present, till the House do further order it; in Part of Satisfaction of his Losses, upon Account, and for his present Subsistence.

2. That the Inheritances of the Farm of Anslow Woodhowse be assigned to Mr. Millington, and his Heirs; in Part of Satisfaction of the Reparation of his Losses.

3. That a Letter be written to the Committee of Nottingham, to certify the full yearly Value upon the Rack of the Farm of Anslow Woodhowse.

The Two-and-Twentieth of April 1648, Mr. Dodderidge, the Chairman of that Committee, sent those Votes to the Committee of Nottingham, requiring their Certificate of the annual Value upon the Rack of the Farm of Ansley Woodhowse.

The Twelfth of May 1648, the Committee of Nottingham certify the said Farm in Ansley Woodhowse to be worth, upon a Rack Rent, per Annum, Fifty-five Pounds:

And the said Farm in Kirby Woodhowse to be worth, upon a Rack, per Annum, Eighty Pounds Three Shillings Four-pence.

And the same Committees, 15 Novembris 1648, do certify the same Farms to be of the same Value in 1641.

It appears, That Mr. Dodderidge made no Report to the House.

That afterwards, Mr. Blakiston, being of the same Committee, was appointed to report; but he died before any Report.

The Committee of Nottingham have paid the Rents of the said sequestred Farms to Mr. Millington, for the last Year.

Mr. Millington desires the same Rents may be allowed to him, till further Order be taken by the House for Reparation of his Losses.

Resolved, by the Parliament, That Sir Charles Smyth be omitted out of this Bill.

Resolved, That Robert Mathewes, of Blodwell in the County of Salop, Esquire, be omitted out of this Bill, for the present.

Mr. Garland reports, A Certificate under the Hand of the Lord Chief Baron Wylde, dated the Fourteenth Day of February 1650, touching Sir Peircy Herbert his Appeal to the Barons of the Exchequer.

Which was this Day read.

The humble Petition of Henry Lord Herbert of Ragland, was this Day read.

Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee, to consider what Interest the Petitioner hath in any of the Lands late the Earl of Worcester's, settled by Act of Parliament on the Lord General, and the Value thereof and to report the whole State of the Business to the Parliament: And, in case they find the Petitioner hath good Title to any of the said Lands, That then they bring in a Proviso, for excepting out of Sale, by this Act, so much of the Lands of the said Earl, now in the Power of the Parliament to dispose of, as may be of like Value; to be disposed of as the Parliament shall see cause: Viz. unto Sir Henry Vane, Lord Commissioner Lisle, Sir Arthur Hesilrig, Major General Skippon, Mr. Smyth, Mr. Long, Sir Wm. Allenson, Sir Henry Mildmay, Mr. Herbert, Sir Tho. Jervoice, Lord Commissioner Whitelock, Mr. Garland, Mr. Nevill, Colonel Marten, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Mr. Challoner, Mr. Moyle, Colonel Lister, Mr. Corbett, Colonel Stapley, Alderman Allen, Mr. Stephens, Major Salwey, Mr. Dove, Mr. Holland, Mr. Carew; all the Lawyers of the House; or any Five of them: And this Com mittee are to meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Queen's Court: And the Lord Commissioner Lisle is to take care of it.

Ordered, That the Business of the Delinquency of the Lord Herbert of Ragland, as to the Matter of Fact, be referred to this Committee; to send to the Commissioners at Goldsmiths Hall, for what Evidence they have against him; and to report the State of the Business touching the Delinquency charged on the said Lord Herbert, to the Parliament.

Mr. Garland reports The Petition of Thomas Leuson Esquire.

Which was this Day read.

The Question being put, That Thomas Leuson Esquire be omitted out of this Bill for the present;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir Wm. Brereton, Tellers for the Yeas: 18.
Mr. Bond, With the Yeas,
Sir Henry Mildmay, Tellers for the Noes: 27.
Sir Arthur Hesilrig, With the Noes,

So it passed with the Negative.

Mr. Garland reports, The humble Petition of Dame Frances Leuson.

Which was this Day read.

Mr. Garland reports, The humble Petition of Sir John Penruddock.

Which was this Day read.

Resolved, by the Parliament, That Sir John Penruddock be omitted out of this Bill, for the present.

Resolved, That the House do resume the Debate upon this Bill, on Friday Morning next, the first Business; nothing to intervene.