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 Mercurii, 13 die Septembris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Greene.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Ds. Hunsdon, Speaker.
E. of Midd. exempted from Impositions for Horse.
Ordered, That the Earl of Midd. shall be exempted from having any Horse and Arms imposed upon him, by the Committees of Warwickeshire and Glostershire.
Message from the H. C. with Orders; and with Ordinances to clear Delinquents.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Wheeler; who brought up divers Particulars, wherein their Lordships Concurrence is desired:
11. An Order for paying One Hundred and Fifty Pounds to Major Rolph.
12. An Order concerning Captain Evans and others. (Here enter it.)
13. Divers Ordinances concerning Compositions of Delinquents Estates.
The Answer returned was:
That concerning the Order for One Hundred and Fifty Pounds to Major Rolph, and the Order concerning Captain Evans, and the Ordinances of Compositions of Delinquents Estates, the Lords will take them into Consideration, and will send an Answer by Messengers of their own: To all the rest of the Message, the Lords do agree.
Preachers at the Fast.
Ordered, That Mr. Cawdrey and Mr. Greene are appointed to preach before the Lords, the next Fast-day, at Martin's Church in the Feild.
St. John and Chamberlayn.
Upon reading the Petition of John St. John Esquire:
It is Ordered, That the Trial at Law between him and John Chamberlaine, and the Proceedings thereupon, shall be stayed until the Business be heard at the Committee of Indemnity.
Ordinances to clear the following Persons of their Delinquency.
Next, these Ordinances of Compositions were read and passed:
1. Ordinance for Wm. and Charles Salesbury.
2. Ordinance for Richard Marshall.
3. Ordinance for John Boys.
4. Ordinance for Peter Leicester.
5. Ordinance for Sir Henry Clarke.
6. Ordinance for Wm. Helyar.
7. Ordinance for Sir Wm. Ingleby.
8. Ordinance for Sir Peter Richaut.
9. Ordinance for Wm. Cartwright.
10. Ordinance for Arthur Heveningham.
11. Ordinance for Edward Palfreyman.
12. Ordinance for John Johnson, Alderman.
Johnson and Leman, a Pass.
Ordered, That Mr. Wm. Johnson, Minister for the English Merchants residing at Dantz in Pruseland, and Mr. Thomas Leman, shall have a Pass, to go to Dantz.
Message from the H. C. to sit a while.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Wheeler, &c.
That they have some Business of great Importance to acquaint their Lordships with; therefore they desire their Lordships would please to sit a while.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will sit a while, as is desired.
Message to the H. C. to adjourn for a a Week.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Doctor Bennett and Doctor Heath:
To let them know, that this House intends to adjourn till this Day Sevennight; and desire they would do the like, if it may stand with their Conveniency.
Major Pawlet's Petition for his Arrears.
Upon reading the Petition of Serjeant Major Andrew Pawlett, to desire his Arrears may be paid him:
It is Ordered, to be recommended to the House of Commons, that some Course may be taken for the Payment of his Arrears.
Ordinance about Bishops Lands.
The Ordinance for removing Obstructions in the Sale of Bishops Lands, was read the First Time.
Message from the H. C. with a Letter to the King.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Annesley, &c.; who brought up a Letter to be sent to the King, in Answer to His last Message, why the Houses cannot consent to the Conduct for the Scotch, with Blanks, wherein their Lordships Concurrence is desired; and that it may be signed by the Speakers of both Houses. (Here enter it.)
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to the Letter now brought up, and have ordered their Speaker to sign it.
Berkley, a Pass to the King.
Ordered, That George Berkley, Son to the Lord Berkeley, shall have a Pass, for himself and his Tutor, to go to the Isle of Wight.
Order for 6000 l. for the King.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Sum of Six Thousand Pounds, Part of the Ten Thousand Pounds intended for Supply of the Occasions of the Treaty, be paid to such as the King shall appoint to receive the same, upon Accompt, for defraying the King's Expences and His Household's, during the Treaty."
Order for 3000 l. for the Commissioners for the Treaty.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Sum of Three Thousand Pounds, Part of the Ten Thousand Pounds intended for the Occasions of the Treaty, be paid to such as the Committees nominated to treat shall appoint to receive the same, upon Accompt, for defraying the Expences of the said Committees during the Time of the Treaty."
Ordinance for a Collection for Plaxtoll, Wrotham, and Stansted.
"Whereas the Parish of Wrotham, in the County of Kent, is divided into Three distinct Parishes, (videlicet,) Wrotham, Stunstead, and Plaxtoll, Plaxtoll being a little old Chapel, not able to contain the Parishioners; in which respect, the Parishioners are necessitated to build a new Church there; which Charge the Parishioners are not able to undergo, without the charitable and pious Assistance of some good People: It is therefore hereby Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England do pass, under the said Great Seal, a Brief, or Letters Patents, in usual Form prepared, for a Collection of the free and charitable Benevolence of all well-disposed People, in all the Counties, Cities, Towns Corporate, and Places, hereafter named; (videlicet,) the Cities of London and Westm'r, the Counties of Kent, Sussex, Surrey, and Midd. the Cities of Canterbury and Rochester; the said Brief, or Letters Patents, to continue for the Space of Two Years, from the Nine and Twentieth of September, 1648."
Order for 500 l. for Sir E. Sydenham, & al. for Carriages for the King.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Sum of Five Hundred Pounds be forthwith provided, and paid upon Accompt, to Sir Edward Sydenham, Captain Tytus, and Mr. Tirwhitt, for providing of Coaches, Horses, Footmens Liveries, and other Provisions for the Stable, out of the First Monies that shall come in of the Ten Thousand Pounds intended for supplying the Occasions of the Treaty."
Order for 500 l. for Necessaries for the Treaty.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Sum of Five Hundred Pounds be forthwith paid, upon Accompt, to such as the Committees nominated to treat shall appoint to receive the same, for providing Linen and other necessary Accommodations for the Treaty, out of the First Monies that shall come in of the Ten Thousand Pounds intended for supplying the Occasions of the Treaty."
Order for 300 l. for the Count. of Kildare.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Sum of Three Hundred Pounds be forthwith paid unto the Lady Joane Countess of Kildare, or her Assigns (upon her Husband's Accompt), in Part of his Arrears; and that the said Three Hundred Pounds be charged upon Habberdashers Hall, and paid, by Order of the Committee usually sitting there, out of the Fifth and Twentieth Part of such Person or Persons as the Countess of Kildare shall nominate and present to the said Committee at Habberdash'rs Hall, who have not formerly paid their Fifth and Twentieth Part."
Order for 1000 l. for the Count. of Kildare.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Sum of Seven Hundred Pounds, formerly ordered to be paid to the Lady Joane Countess of Kildare, be made a Thousand Pounds, and be forthwith paid unto her, or her Assigns, upon her Husband's Accompt, in Part of his Arrears, out of such Delinquents Estates as he shall discover to the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, not formerly sequestered, or that have compounded at Under-values; and that the said Committee be enjoined to proceed upon such Discovery, and to pay the said Thousand Pounds to her, or her Assigns, accordingly: And the Acquittance or Acquittances of the said Lady Joane Countess of Kildare, or her Assigns, testifying the Receipt of the said Thousand Pounds, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the Treasurers at Gouldsmiths Hall, or to such Person or Persons as shall pay the same."
Order for 20 l. to Ripley.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Sum of Twenty Pounds be, and is hereby, bestowed upon Wm. Ripley, for being employed upon several Messages and Services from the Army to the Parliament, especially that of Colchester, and paid to him, or his Assignee, by the Treasurers at Gouldsmiths Hall, out of Sir Charles Keymish' Fine; and that the Acquittance of the said Wm. Ripley shall be a sufficient Discharge to the Treasurers, for the Payment of the said Twenty Pounds accordingly."
Order for 40 l. for Mabbott.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Sum of Forty Pounds be, and is hereby, bestowed upon Gilbert Mabbott Gentleman, Agent for the Lord General Fairefax, for his good Service, in bringing up the Articles for Surrender of Colchester, and a List of all the Prisoners, and paid, unto him or his Assignee, by the Treasurers at Gouldsmiths Hall, out of Sir Charles Keymish's Fine; and that the Acquittance of the said Mr. Gilbert Mabbott shall be a sufficient Discharge to the Treasurers, for the Payment of the said Forty Pounds accordingly."
Order for Capt. Evans, Speering, Musket, and Cosin's Arrears.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That it be referred to the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies usually sitting at Habberdashers Hall, to examine and proceed upon the Discoveries of all such Papists or Delinquents Estates, as shall be discovered by Captain Thomas Evans, Captain William Spering, John Muskett Cornet, and Martin Cosin Commissary, or by any of them employed; and the Committee, upon the Discovery of any such, are to call the Delinquents or Persons concerned before them, and with all Speed to give Order for the seizing of all such Monies, Plate, Jewels, Goods, or other Estate of such Delinquents, until Judgement be given against the Delinquents; and, after Judgement given, the Committee is to pay unto the Discover, out of the Monies, Plate, Jewels, Goods, or other Estate, so discovered, secured, and adjudged, all the Arrears that shall appear due unto the Discoverer upon his Accompts, stated and determined according to the Ordinances of Parliament in that Behalf; and if the Discoveries shall amount to the Full of the Discoverer's Arrears, then his or their Debentures are to be taken in by the said Committee: It is further Ordered, That if any of the Discoverers Accompts be not yet stated and determined as aforesaid, then Auditor Broad and the rest of the Auditors appointed by the late Ordinance are required to state, determine, and certify the same, to the said Committee; and the Discoveries of such are to be secured, till it may appear unto the said Committee what ought to be paid unto the said Discoverers upon their Accompts so stated as aforesaid; then the said Committee is to pay the same accordingly."
Order to enforce the Ordinance for Payment of Pym's Debts, and for a Provision for his Children.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That it be referred to the Committee of Habberdash'rs Hall, That the Ordinance of 5 January, 1645, for the Payment of Mr. Pym's Debts and Provision for his Children, be fully and effectually executed; and they are hereby authorized and required to be assisting to the Trustees mentioned in the said Ordinance in the Sale of those Lands, and in gathering the Rents and Profits thereof, to be disposed of by the said Trustees according to the true Intent of the said Ordinance, and putting in Execution every Clause and Article of the said Ordinance."
Letter to the King, that the Houses cannot agree to granting a Pass with Blanks, for Persons to come from Scotland.
"May it please Your Majesty,
"The Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, upon Consideration had of Your Majesty's Letter of the 8th of this Month, have commanded us to let Your Majesty know, That both Houses have already, (videlicet,) upon the Second of this Month, ordered a Pass to Richard Parsons, to go to Scotland, and to return: But as concerning the safe Conduct with Blanks, desired by Your Majesty to be sent by him to Scotland, they conceive it a Way subject to so many Inconveniences, that they cannot consent thereunto; but humbly leave it to Your Majesty as formerly. Which being all we have in Command, we remain
Westm'r, Sept. 13, 1648.
"Most loyal Subjects and most humble Servants."
Wells to be instituted to Banbury.
Ordered, That Doctor Bennett give Institution and Induction unto Sam. Wells Clerk, to the Vicarage of Banbury, in the County of Oxon, void by Resignation; salvo Jure cujuscunque: Granted by the Great Seal.
House adjourned till 10a Wednesday Morning next.