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House of Lords Journal Volume 10: 15 April 1648

Pages 196-203

Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 10, 1648-1649. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.

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DIE Sabbati, 15 die Aprilis.

PRAYERS, by Mr. Salawey.

Domini præsentes fuerunt:

Comes Manchester, Speaker.

Comes Warwicke.
Comes Salisbury.
Comes Mulgrave.
Comes Denbigh.
Ds. North.
Ds. Mountagu.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. La Warr.
Ds. Grey.

Answer from the H. C.

Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page return with this Answer from the House of Commons:

That concerning the referring of the Duke of Lorraine's Letter, and the Letter to Captain Crowther, they do agree to them: (Here enter them.) To all the rest of the Particulars, they will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.

Ordinances to clear the following Persons of their Delinquency.

These Ordinances for taking off the Sequestration of Delinquents Estates, were read, and passed:

1. Ordinance of John Merrifield. (Here enter them.)
2. Ordinance of Michaell Grigg.
3. Ordinance of Henry Townesende.
4. Ordinance of Charles Cockayne.
5. Ordinance of Henry Hiliard.
6. Ordinance of Sherrington Talbott.
7. Ordinance of Sir Edward Rodney.
8. Ordinance of Sir Henry Hastings.
9. Ordinance of Sir Rich. Hubbard.
10. Ordinance of Thomas Blande.
11. Ordinance of Thomas Windibanke.
12. Ordinance of Tymothy Tyrryll.
13. Ordinance of Sir Roger Cowper.
14. Ordinance of Wm. Lord Brereton.
15. Ordinance of Sir Peregrine Barty.
16. Ordinance of Sir Edward Morgan.
17. Ordinance of Sir Thomas Mackworth.

Ly. Hussey's Petition, for an Abatement of her late Husband's Fine for his Composition.

A Petition of the Lady Hussy, Relict of Sir Edw. Hussy, was read; (fn. 1) desiring, "some Part of her late Husband's Composition may be abated, in regard the Portion for the Younger Children are unprovided (fn. 2) for, and upon the Death of the said Sir Edward Hussy the Land descends to others, whereby the Money cannot be raised: Therefore humbly prays, that the Bond entered into may be delivered up, and be canceled:"

It is Ordered, That it be sent down to the House of Commons, with this Sense, "That their Lordships think it fit to grant the Prayer of the Petition, and desire their Concurrence therein."

Robinson and Farren released.

Ordered, That Mr. Robinson and Mary Farren be released from the Contempt to this House; they having, in their Answers, given Satisfaction to the House.

Wylde and Rogers, in Error.

This Day being appointed to hear the Errors argued, in the Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein John Wyldes and others are Plaintiffs, and Joseph Rogers is Defendant; but, in regard the Plaintiffs nor any of Counsel for them appeared; and Oath being made at this Bar, "That the Plaintiffs were served with the Order for arguing the Errors this Day;" the House heard the Counsel of the Defendant: And, upon Consideration thereof, the House Ordered, That the Judgement in the King's Bench is hereby affirmed; and the Transcript of the Record to be returned into the King's Bench, that so Execution may be taken out: And it is further Ordered, That the Plaintiffs shall pay to the Defendant Ten Pounds Costs.

Sir H. Mildmay's Possession of Northsomercotes quieted.

Ordered, That Sir Henry Myldmay Knight shall have the Benefit of the general Order, for quieting the Possession of Lands, in the Particular of Northsomercotes, in the County of Lyncolne, as Mr. Endymion Porter had.

Capt. Nelson's Petition.

Upon reading the Petition of Captain Rob't Nelson:

It is Ordered, To be sent to the House of Commons, with Recommendations.

Fisher versus Blaithwayt.

Upon reading the Petition (fn. 3) of Edward Fisher Esquire; complaining against Wm. Blaithwayte and the Barons of the Exchequer:

It is Ordered, That Mr. Blaithwayte shall put in his Answer to the same by Thursday next; and then this House will appoint a Day for the Petitioner to make good the Allegations in his Petition.

Ryley's Petition.

Upon reading the Petition of Mr. Ryly, an Under Clerk in the Office of the Records at The Tower:

It is Ordered, To be sent to the House of Commons, with Recommendations.

Preachers at the Fast.

Ordered, That Mr. Cawdrey and Mr. Bridge are appointed to preach before the Lords, the next Fast, at St. Martin's Church, in the Place of Mr. Vynes and Mr. Symonds.

Committee for Westm. College.

Ordered, That Mr. Swinfen be added to the Committee of the College at Westm. in the Place of Sir John Clatworthy.

Fuel for this House.

Ordered, That the Earls of Denbigh, Warwicke, Mulgrave, and the Lord Wharton, are appointed to consider to reduce the Charge of Fuel spent in this House to a moderate Proportion, and to examine what Store there is left of Wood and Coals; and that the Lords of the Committee of Revenue do let the said Committee know, that for the future the Lords will take Care to moderate the Charge of Fuel.

Ly. Offally's Petition.

Upon reading the Petition of Dame Lettice Ofally:

It is Ordered, To be recommended specially to the House of Commons, that they would take her necessitous Condition into Consideration.

Impeachment against Sir J. Gayre:

The Articles of Impeachment brought from the House of Commons, against Sir John Gayre Knight, of High Treason, and other High Crimes and Misdemeanors, (fn. 4) were read the First Time. (Here enter them.)

To be brought up to hear it.

Ordered, That Sir John Gayre Knight, now a Prisoner in The Tower of London, shall be brought to this Bar on Wednesday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock, to receive his Charge of Articles of High Treason, and other High Crimes and Misdemeanors, brought up from the House of Commons against him; and this to be directed to the Lieutenant of The Tower.

Ordinance to clear Merrifield of his Delinquency.

"Whereas John Merrifeild, of Crokekerne, in the County of Somersett, Gentleman, Counsellor at Law, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of Two Hundred Pounds, he having adhered unto and assisted the Forces raised against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said John Merrifeild, for his said Offence, in such Form as is agreed by both Houses for like Offenders, together with a Grant of, and Restitution to him, his Heirs and Assigns, of all his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to a Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof, from the 29th Day of August, 1646, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of (fn. 5) the said John Merrifeild in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England for the Time being are hereby likewise authorized to pass under the said Great Seal accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said John Merrifeild from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Values than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said John Merrifield shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Grigg, D°.

"Whereas Michaell Grigge, of Dunstable, in the County of Bedford, Esquire, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of One Thousand and Sixty Pounds, he having adhered unto and assisted the Forces raised against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said Michaell Grigge, for his said Offence, in such Form as is agreed by both Houses for like Offenders, together with a Grant of, and Restitution to him, his Heirs and Assigns, of all his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to a Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof, from the Eighth Day of October, 1646, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Michaell Grigge in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England for the Time being are hereby likewise authorized to pass under the said Great Seal accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said Michaell Grigge from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Values than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said Michaell Grigge shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Townshend, D°.

"Whereas Henry Tounshend, of Elmby Levett, in the County of Worcester, Esquire, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of Two Hundred Fourscore and Five Pounds, he having adhered unto and assisted the Forces raised against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said Henry Townshend, for his said Offence, in such Form as is agreed by both Houses for like Offenders, together with a Grant of, and Restitution to him, his Heirs and Assigns, of all his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to a Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof, from the Sixteenth Day of March, 1646, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Henry Towneshend in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England for the Time being are hereby likewise authorized to pass under the said Great Seal accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said Henry Tounshend from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Values than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said Henry Townshend shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Cockayne, D°.

"Whereas Charles Cockayne, of Rushton, in the County of Northampton, Esquire, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of Seven Thousand Five Hundred and Fifteen Pounds, he having left his Habitation, and resided in the Enemy's Garrisons: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said Charles Cockayne, for his said Offence, in such Form as is agreed by both Houses for like Offenders, together with a Grant of, and Restitution to him, his Heirs and Assigns, of all his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to a Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof, from the 29th Day of April, 1647, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Charles Cockayne in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England for the Time being are hereby likewise authorized to pass under the said Great Seal accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said Charles Cockayne from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Values than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said Charles Cockayne shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Hildiard, D°.

"Whereas Henry Hildiard, of Kingston upon Hull, in the County of Yorke, Esquire, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of Four Thousand Six Hundred and Fifty Pounds, he having been in Arms against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said Henry Hildiard, for his said Offence, in such Form as is agreed by both Houses for like Offenders, together with a Grant of, and Restitution to him, his Heirs and Assigns, of all his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to a Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof, from the 18th Day of September, 1646, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Henry Hildiard in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England for the Time being are hereby likewise authorized to pass under the said Great Seal accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said Henry Hildiard from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Values than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said Henry Hildiard shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Talbott, D°.

"Whereas Sherrington Talbott, of Salwarpe, in the County of Worcester, Esquire, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of Two Thousand and Eleven Pounds, he having been in Arms against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said Sherrington Talbott, for his said Offence, in such Form as is agreed by both Houses for like Offenders, together with a Grant of, and Restitution to him, his Heirs and Assigns, of all his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to a Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof, from the 19th Day of March, 1646, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Sherrington Talbott in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England for the Time being are hereby likewise authorized to pass under the said Great Seal accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said Sherrington Talbott from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Values than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said Sherrington Talbott shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Sir Edward Rodney, D°.

"Whereas Sir Edward Rodney, of Pilton, in the County of Somersett, Knight, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of Twelve Hundred Pounds, for that he, being a Member of the House of Commons, deserted the Parliament, and was in Arms against them: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said Sir Edward Rodney, for his said Offence, in such Form as is agreed by both Houses for like Offenders, together with a Grant and Restitution, to him, his Heirs and Assigns, of all his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to a Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof, to the said Sir Edward Rodney, from the 9th of March, 1647, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Sir Edward Rodney in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England for the Time being are hereby likewise authorized to pass under the said Great Seal accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said Sir Edward Rodney from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Values than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said Sir Edward Rodney shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Sir Henry Hastings, D°.

"Whereas Sir Henry Hastings, of Braunston, in the County of Leicester, Knight, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of Two Thousand Seventy and Two Pounds, he having left his Habitation, and resided in the Enemy's Quarters. The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said Sir Henry Hastings, for his said Offence, in such Form as is agreed by both Houses for like Offenders, together with a Grant of, and Restitution to him, his Heirs and Assigns, of all his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to a Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof, from the 30th Day of October, 1647, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Sir Henry Hastings in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England for the Time being are hereby likewise authorized to pass under the said Great Seal accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said Sir Henry Hastings from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Values than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said Sir Henry Hastings shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Sir Richard Hubert, D°.

"Whereas Sir Richard Hubert, of Langley, in the County of Bucks, Knight, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of Four Hundred Pounds, he having assisted the Forces raised against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said Sir Richard Hubert, for his said Offence, in such Form as is agreed by both Houses for like Offenders, together with a Grant of, and Restitution to him, his Heirs and Assigns, of all his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to a Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof, from the 22th Day of December, 1646, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Sir Richard Hubert in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners of the Great Seal for the Time being are hereby likewise authorized to pass under the said Great Seal accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said Sir Richard Hubert from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Values than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said Sir Richard Hubert shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Thomas Bland Junior, D°.

"Whereas Thomas Bland the Younger, of Rippax Parke, in the County of Yorke, Esquire, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of Four Hundred and Five Pounds, Six Shillings, and Eight Pence, he having deserted his Dwelling, and lived in the Enemy's Quarters: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said Thomas Bland, for his said Offence, in such Form as is agreed by both Houses for like Offenders, together with a Grant of, and Restitution to him, his Heirs and Assigns, of all his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to a Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof, from the 14th Day of October, 1646, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Thomas Bland in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England for the Time being are hereby likewise authorized to pass under the said Great Seal accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said Thomas Bland from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Values than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said Thomas Bland shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Windebank, D°.

"Whereas Thomas Windebancke, of Haynes Hill, in the County of Wilts, Esquire, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of Eight Hundred and Ten Pounds, he having assisted the Forces raised against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said Thomas Windebancke, for his said Offence, in such Form as is agreed by both Houses for like Offenders, together with a Grant of, and Restitution to him, his Heirs and Assigns, of all his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to a Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof, from the 12th Day of April, 1647, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Thomas Windebancke in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England for the Time being are hereby likewise authorized to pass under the said Great Seal accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance; or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said Thomas Windebancke from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Values than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord, 1640, then the said Thomas Windebancke shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Tyrrell, D°.

"Whereas Tymothy Tirrell, of Oakely, in the County of Bucks, Esquire, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of Four Hundred and Thirty-five Pounds, he having been in Arms against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said Tymothy Tirrell, for his said Offence, in such Form as is agreed by both Houses for like Offenders, together with a Grant of, and Restitution to him, his Heirs and Assigns, of all his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to a Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof, from the Second Day of January, 1646, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Tymothy Tirrell in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England for the Time being are hereby likewise authorized to pass under the said Great Seal accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said Tymothy Tirrell from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Values than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said Tymothy Tirrell shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Sir Roger Cooper, D°.

"Whereas Sir Roger Cooper, of Thurgarton, in the County of Nottingham, Knight, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of Two Thousand Two Hundred and Fifty-six Pounds, he having assisted the Forces raised against the Parlia ment: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said Sir Roger Cooper, for his said Offence, in such Form as is agreed by both Houses for like Offenders, together with a Grant of, and Restitution to him, his Heirs and Assigns, of all his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to a Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof, from the Three and Twentieth Day of March, 1646, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Sir Roger Cooper Knight in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England for the Time being are hereby likewise authorized to pass under the said Great Seal accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said Sir Roger Cooper from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Values than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said Sir Roger Cooper shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Lord Brereton, D°.

"Whereas William Lord Brerton hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of One Thousand Seven Hundred Thirty-eight Pounds, and Eighteen Shillings, he having been in Arms against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said William Lord Brereton, for his said Offence, in such Form as is agreed by both Houses for like Offenders, together with a Grant of, and Restitution to him, his Heirs and Assigns, of all his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to a Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof, from the Day of the Payment of his said Fine, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said William Lord Brereton in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England for the Time being are hereby likewise authorized to pass under the said Great Seal accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said William Lord Brereton from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Values than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said William Lord Brereton shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint: Provided, That the said William Lord Brereton do, within Six Weeks after his said Fine shall be allowed of by both Houses, settle the Rectory of Brereton, of the Value of Eighty Pounds per Annum, that is to say, Forty Pounds per Annum for Increase of Maintenance to the Minister of Brereton and his Successors, and Forty Pounds per Annum for Increase of Maintenance of (fn. 6) Churchholme and his Successors, for ever: And in case the Settlement be not made within Six Weeks after the Passing hereof, then the Composition of Pardon thereupon to be null and void."

Sir Peregrine Berty, D°.

"Whereas Sir Peregrin Berty, of Evedon, in the County of Lincolne, Knight, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of Seven Hundred Eighty Pounds, Ten Shillings, he having been in Arms against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said Peregrin Barty, for his said Offence, in such Form as is agreed by both Houses for like Offenders, together with a Grant of, and Restitution to him, his Heirs and Assigns, of all his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to a Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof, from the 18th Day of September, 1646, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Sir Peregrin Berty in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England for the Time being are hereby likewise authorized to pass under the said Great Seal accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said Sir Peregrin Berty from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Values than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said Sir Peregrin Berty shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Sir Edward Morgan, D°.

"Whereas Sir Edward Morgan, of Pencoyd, in the County of Monmouth, Knight, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of One Thousand and Seven Pounds, he having been in Arms against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said Sir Edward Morgan, for his said Offence, in such Form as is agreed by both Houses for like Offenders, together with a Grant of, and Restitution to him, his Heirs and Assigns, of all his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to a Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof, from the Twentieth Day of April, 1647, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Sir Edward Morgan in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England for the Time being are hereby likewise authorized to pass under the said Great Seal accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said Sir Edward Morgan from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Values than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said Sir Edward Morgan shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Sir Thomas Mackworth, D°.

"Whereas Sir Thomas Mackworth, of Normington, in the County of Rutland, Baronet, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of Eight Hun dred and Seventy-nine Pounds, he having adhered to the Forces raised against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said Sir Thomas Mackworth, for his said Offence, in such Form as is agreed by both Houses for like Offenders, together with a Grant of, and Restitution to him, his Heirs and Assigns, of all his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to a Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof, from the Eleventh Day of March, 1646, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Sir Thomas Mackworth in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England for the Time being are hereby likewise authorized to pass under the said Great Seal accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said Sir Thomas Mackworth from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Values than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said Sir Thomas Mackworth shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Letter to Capt. Crowther, to block up all the Ports in Munster under the Obedience of L. Inchiquin.

"Captain Crowther,

"Both Houses, taking Notice of your speedy Advertisement touching the Condition of Munster, (through the Lord Inchiquin's Withdrawment from the Parliament's Obedience, and his Breach of Trust) and of your own continued Faithfulness to their Service, have commanded us, in their Names, to return you Thanks; and to signify their Pleasure and Direction, That, by the Ship under your own Command, and the other Ships of the Irish Fleet, you do your best Endeavours to prevent all Supplies to the Rebels of Ireland; and, in order thereunto, that you be specially industrious to block up and restrain all Commerce and Access to and from those Harbours of Munster that are under the Lord Inchiquin's Power, doing him and his Party all the Prejudice you shall be able, so long as they continue in their Disobedience to the Parliament; taking Care that you subject not your Ships or Persons to Danger, by bringing them under the Command of any Fort that stands out against the Parliament: And in case any Ships shall come to any of those Harbours from Foreign Parts, you are to cause them to be diligently searched; and if you find any Persons aboard whom you shall suspect to have the least Compliance with the Lord Inchiquin's Intentions against the Parliament, you are to secure them, and the Ships wherein they shall be embarked, and to send them under a sufficient Guard to Bristoll, or the next convenient Port under the Parliament's Obedience, giving Notice thereof (as you are from Time to Time of all other Occurrences of Public Concernment) to the Houses, or to the Committees of the Admiralty and Irish Affairs; and in general you are not to dismiss any Ships bound to any of those Ports, unless after an exact Disquisition it shall appear that they were bound thither, in an ordinary Way of Trade, before they could probably receive Intelligence of their Revolt from the Parliament: All which Particulars you are to give in Charge to all the other Commanders of the Irish Fleet; for the Furtherence of which Services, more Ships will be shortly hastened to you.

"And so we rest

"Your loving Friends,

"Manchester,

"Speaker of the House of Peers.

Westm'r, this 15 April, 1648.

"Wm. Lenthall,

"Speaker of the House of Commons.

"To our loving Friend Captain John Crouther, Vice Admiral of the Irish Fleet, and Commander in Chief thereof, on board the Ship Bonaventure, on the Coast of Munster."

"Articles of the Commons assembled in Parliament, in Maintenance of their Impeachment against Sir John Gayre Knight, Alderman of the City of London, whereby he stands charged of High Treason, and other High Crimes and Misdemeanors.

Articles of Impeachment against Sir John Gayre, late Ld. Mayor of London.

"That, upon the Six and Twentieth Day of July last past, and divers Days before and since, he the said Sir John Gayre, being then Lord Mayor of London, at The Guildhall and other Places within the said Cities of London and Westm'r, and Counties of Midd. and Surrey, contrary to his Oath and Duty as Lord Mayor of London, and against his Allegiance, hath, together with Thomas Adams, John Langham, James Bunce, Aldermen of London, William Drake, Jeremy Baynes, John Milton, Thomas Papillon, Rich'd Rummey, and Richard Brooke, Citizens of London, and with Colonel Sydenham Poyntz, Colonel John Dalbeare, Colonel James Midhope, Captain Rob't Massy, and other Reformadoes, Officers and Soldiers, and other Persons, maliciously and traiterously plotted and endeavoured, with open Force and Violence, and with armed Power, to compel and enforce the Lords and Commons then assembled in Parliament at Westm'r, to alter the Laws and Ordinances by Parliament established for the Safety and Weal of the Realm; and likewise maliciously and traiterously to raise and levy War, within the Places aforesaid, against the King, Parliament, and Kingdom; and accordingly, at the Times and Places aforesaid, hath, with the Persons aforesaid and others, maliciously and traiterously raised and levied War against the King, Parliament, and Kingdom, and together with the Persons aforesaid, with open Force and Violence, and with armed Power, did, at the Times and Places aforesaid, maliciously and traiterously compel and inforce the said Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled to alter, annul, and make void, several Laws and Ordinances by Parliament established, and to make new Laws and Ordinances according to their own Will and Pleasure.

"That the said Sir John Gayre, together with the said John Langham, Thomas Adams, James Bunce, William Drake, Jeremy Baynes, John Milton, Thomas Papillon, Richard Rumney, and Richard Brooke, Citizens, together with Colonel Sydenham Poyntz, Colonel John Dalbeare, Colonel James Midhope, Captain Robert Massey, and other Reformado Officers, Soldiers, and other Persons; which Reformadoes, by Ordinance of Parliament, the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, for their tumultuous Carriage towards the Parliament, (fn. 7) were commanded to depart out of the Cities of London and Westminster, and Twenty Miles without the late Lines of Communication, and the Execution of the said Ordinance was committed to the said Sir John Gayre, John Langham, Thomas Adams, James Bunce, and others, the then Militia of the City of London who were by divers Orders of the House of Commons put in Mind of their Duty, and required to put the said Ordinance duly in Execution; which they did not do, but did, at the Times and Places aforesaid, traiterously and seditiously procure, abet, maintain, and encourage, the said Reformado Officers and Soldiers, and many Apprentices of the City of London, and divers other ill-affected Persons to the Proceedings of Parliament, by open Force and Violence, and with armed Power, to compel and enforce the Houses of Parliament to revoke, annul, and make void, an Ordinance of Parliament, made and passed, by the Lords and Commons now in Parliament assembled, the Three and Twentieth Day of July, which was as followeth:

"The Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, taking into their serious Consideration the present State and Condition of the Kingdom of England, and particularly of the City of London, do ordain and declare, and be it Ordained and Declared by the Authority of Parliament, That the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs of the City of London for the Time being, and Sir John Wollaston Knight, Isaac Pennington, Thomas Atkins, John Warner, James Bunce, John Fowke, William Gibbs, John Kendricke, John Langham, Richard Chambers, Aldermen, Field Marshal Skippon, Randall Manwareing, Francis Pecke, Samuell Warner, James Russell, Nathaniell Wright, William Barkely, Alexander Normington, Stephen Estwicke, Owen Roe, Richard Turner Senior, William Hobson, Richard Bateman, Richard Turner Junior, Robert Titchborne, Tempest Milner, William Antrobus, Thomas Player Senior, Samuell Harsnett, Francis Allen, Colonel Wilson, Colonel John Bellamy, Alexand'r Jones, Citizens, be, and are hereby, constituted a Committee for the Militia of the City of London, and the Liberties thereof, and all other Places within the Lines of Communication and Weekly Bills of Mortality; [ (fn. 8)and they,] or any Nine or more of them, shall have Power, and are hereby authorized, to assemble and call together all and singular Person and Persons of the said City of London and Liberties thereof, within the Lines of Communication and Weekly Bills of Mortality, that are meet and fit for the Wars, and them train and exercise and put in Readiness, and them, after their Abilities and Faculties, well and sufficiently from Time to Time to cause to be arrayed and weaponed, and to take the Musters of them in Places most fit for that Purpose; and that they shall have Power to lead, conduct, and employ, the Persons aforesaid, arrayed and weaponed, for the Suppression of all Rebellions, Insurrections, and Invasions, that may happen within the said City and Liberties thereof, or within the Lines of Communication and Weekly Bills of Mortality; and likewise they have further Power and Authority to lead, conduct, and employ, the Persons aforesaid, arrayed and weaponed, as well within the said City as within any other Part of this Realm of England or Dominion of Wales, for the Suppression of all Rebellions, Insurrections, and Invasions, that may happen, according as they shall from Time to Time receive Directions from the said Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled; and that the said Committee, or any Nine or more of them as aforesaid, shall have Power, and are hereby authorized, to constitute and make Colonels, Captains, and other Officers, and shall have Power to remove and displace Colonels, Captains, and other Officers, from Time to Time, as they or any Nine or more as aforesaid shall see Cause and think fit; and that the said Committee, or any Nine or more of them as aforesaid, shall have the same Power and Authority, to all Intents and Purposes, and in the same Manner and Form, as any Committee for the Militia of the City of London had, the 20th of July, 1647, by any Order or Ordinance of Parliament; and that all and every Person or Persons, who have heretofore acted or done, or shall hereafter act or do, any Act or Thing whatsoever, by virtue of this or any former Ordinance or Ordinances of Parliament concerning the said Militia, shall be saved harmless and indemnified, for and concerning the same, by Authority of Parliament: And it is hereby further Ordained, That no Citizen of the City of London, nor any of the Forces of the said City or Liberties thereof, shall be drawn forth, or compelled to go out of the said City, or Liberties thereof, for Military Service, without his or their free Consent: And it is lastly Ordained and Declared, by Authority aforesaid, That the Ordinance of Parliament of the 4th of May, 1647, for the Militia of London, shall from henceforth cease and be determined, to all Intents and Purposes whatsoever: And this present Ordinance is to continue during the Pleasure of both Houses of Parliament.

"And likewise, by such open Force and Violence, and with armed Power, to compel and enforce the said Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament to revoke, annul, and make void, a Declaration, made by the said Lords and Commons the 24th of July, which is as followeth:

"The Lords and Commons having seen a printed Paper, intituled, A Petition to the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons, of the Citty of London, in The Guildball assembled, under the Names of diverse Cittizens, Comaunders, Officers, and Souldiers, of the Trayned Bands, Auxilliaryes, and others, Younge Men and Apprentices, Sea Comaunders, Sea-men and Watermen, together with a dangerous Engagement of the same Persons, by Oath and Vow, concerning the King's present coming to the Parliament upon Terms far different from those which both Houses, after mature Deliberation, have declared to be necessary for the Good and Safety of this Kingdom, casting Reflections upon the Proceedings both of the Parliament and Army, and tending to the embroiling of the Kingdom in a new War; and the said Lords and Commons taking Notice of great Endeavours used by divers ill-affected Persons to procure Subscriptions thereunto, whereby well-meaning People may be misled; do therefore declare, That whosoever, after Publication or Notice hereof, shall proceed in, or procure, or set his Name to, or give Consent that his Name be set unto, or any Way joined in, the said Engagement, shall be deemed and adjudged guilty of High Treason, and shall forfeit Life and Estate, as in Case of High Treason is accustomed.

"And further, by the said open Force and Violence, and with armed Power, to compel and enforce the said Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled to make and ordain an Ordinance of Parliament, of the 26th of July, whereby they made the Ordinance of Parliament of the 4th of May, for and concerning the Militia of the City of London, formerly repealed, to be in full Force and Virtue; any Thing in the Ordinance of the 23th of July to the contrary notwithstanding.

"And the said Colonel James Midhope, Captain Robert Massy, and the said other Reformado Officers and Soldiers, Apprentices, and other the said illaffected Persons, by the Procurement, Abetting, Maintenance, Encouragement, and Assistance, of the said Sir John Gayre, Thomas Adams, John Langham, James Bunce, William Drake, Jeremy Bayne, John Milton, Thomas Papillon, Richard Rumney, and Richard Brooke, Citizens, did accordingly, traiterously and maliciously, with open Force and Violence, and with armed Power, upon or about the said 26th of July, compel and enforce the said Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled within the City of Westm'r to repeal and make void the aforesaid Ordinance of the 23th of July, and also revoke, annul, and make void, the aforesaid Ordinance of the 24th of July, and to make and pass the said Ordinance for the Militia of the 4th of May, formerly repealed.

"And, by the said open Force and Violence, and armed Power, and by the Procurement, Abetting, Maintenance, Encouraging, and Assistance as aforesaid, did, on or about the 26th of July, traiterously and maliciously compel and enforce the House of Commons to vote, "That the King should forthwith come up to the City of London;" which Procuring, Abetting, Maintaining, Encouraging, and actual Force as aforesaid, was procured and done to the Intent and Purpose to annul and make void several Laws and Ordinances made by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament for the Safety and Welfare of the People of this Realm, and to destroy and take away the just Power and Authority of Parliament, and to the further Intent that he the said Sir John Gaire, with others his said Confederates, may be the better enabled to carry on their traiterous Design of levying the said War against the King, Parliament, and Kingdom.

"That, in further Prosecution of his said traiterous levying the said War, and other his traiterous Plottings, Contrivings, and Abettings as aforesaid, he the said Sir John Gayre, together with the said Thomas Adams, John Langham, James Bunce, Aldermen, Denzill Holles, Walter Long, Esquires, Sir John Maynard Knight of the Bath, Colonel Edward Massey, and Colonel Sydenham Poyntz, Jeremy Bayne, William Drake, Richard Rumney, and other Persons, caused many of the Reformado Officers and Soldiers, and many Regiments of other armed Men, to the Number of Ten Thousand armed Men and upwards, upon or about the 30th Day of July last past, to be listed and raised, and, being so listed, armed, and raised, to be employed with Weapons of War, offensive and defensive, in a Warlike Manner, to fight against the Army under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairefax; which said Army under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairefax was, by Ordinance of Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, appointed to defend the Parliament and Kingdom, and was then marching up to the City of London to that Purpose: And the said Sir John Gayre, and the said Reformado Officers and Soldiers, and Persons aforesaid, with the said Regiments of armed Men and other Forces, at the Time aforesaid, did levy actual War, within the Cities of London and Westm'r, Counties of Midd. and Surrey, against the King, Parliament, and Kingdom.

"By all which Ways and Means, he the said Sir John Gayre hath traiterously and maliciously complotted, contrived, and actually levied War, against the King, Parliament, and Kingdom; and hath traiterously and maliciously plotted, contrived, procured, and abetted, the Forcing of the said Houses of Parliament as abovesaid, which actually by him and his Abetment and Procurement hath been done accordingly.

"For all which, they do impeach him of High Treason, against the King, His Crown and Dignity. And the said Commons, by Protestation, saving to themselves a Liberty of exhibiting, at any Times hereafter, any other Accusation or Impeachment against the said Sir John Gayre, and also of replying to the Answers that the said Sir John Gayre shall make to the said Articles, or any of them, and of offering further Proof also of the Premises, or any of them, or of any other Impeachment or Accusation that shall be by them, as the Cause shall (according to the Course of Parliament) require, do pray, That the said Sir John Gayre may be put to answer to all and every of the Premises; and that such Proceedings, Examination, Trial, and Judgement, may be upon every of them had and used, as is agreeable to Law and Justice."

Footnotes

  • 1. Origin. desired.
  • 2. Sic.
  • 3. Deest in Originali.
  • 4. Origin. was.
  • 5. Bis in Originali.
  • 6. Sic.
  • 7. Sic.
  • 8. Deest in Originali.