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, 20 die Decembris.
Ordinance for Col. Humphreys to be Supervisor of the Customs in London.
A Petition of Colonel Humph'eys, was read; desiring, (fn. 1) that the Place of Supervisor of the Customs in the Port of London, void by the Death of Mr. Carmarthen."
Message to the H. C. with it.
And accordingly (fn. 2) it was sent down presently, by Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath.
Message from thence, with an Ordinance and Order.
Col. Hill to be released, and have a Protection till he receives his Arrears.
Upon reading the Petition of Colonel Arthur Hill; shewing, "That there are many Sums of Money owing to him by the Parliament, for his Arrears; for Want of which, he cannot maintain his Family, and pay such Debts as he owes; and that he is now arrested, for a Debt which he stands bound with the Lord Chichester to Sir Wm. Sambach:"
It is Ordered, That the said Colonel Hill shall be released from his present Restraint, and have the Protection of this House for his Person for the future, until the Parliament do pay him his Arrears.
Witham Senior and Junior.
Upon reading the Petition of Henry Witham; shewing, "That there is Two Thousand Five Hundred Pounds due to him from his Father, upon Accompt, which his Father refuses to pay him; therefore, for preventing of Suits in Law between such near Friends, it is desired that it may be referred to some Aldermen, Merchants, to state and examine the Accompts between them:"
Money due by L. Willoughby to Godfrey.
It appearing to this House, "That the Lord Willoughby did assign over the Money which was given him, by the Parliament for his Arrears, to Mr. Godfrey, &c. for Monies lent to the Lord Willoughby, and that there is some Part of the said Money received:"
It is Ordered, To acquaint the House of Commons herewith; and to give them Reasons that the Ordinance brought up for paying the said Monies for disbanding the Forces in Lancashire will be fruitless, and to desire that some other Means may be found out for that Business.
Heads for a Conference to drop the Ordinance for assigning L. Willoughby's Money for the Lancashire Forces, and to find some other Means to pay them.
The Earl of Denbigh reported what was thought fit to be offered to the House of Commons, concerning the Lord Willoughbie's Money assigned to Mr. Godfrey, &c.; which, being read, were approved of, and ordered to be sent to the House of Commons To-morrow Morning.
"The Lords cannot give their Concurrence to the Order sent up from the House of Commons of the 8th of November last, for the disposing of Three Thousand One Hundred Fifty-five Pounds, Fifteen Shillings, and Ten Pence, Monies for the Use of the Forces of Lancasheir, for these Reasons:
"1. Because the Monies were passed by both Houses to the Lord Willoughby of Parham, for very good Services done by him to the Parliament, and appearing to be disposed of by his Lordship for the Payment of his Debts before any Delinquency.
"2. One Thousand Pounds of those Monies being already received to his Lordship's Use, as is affirmed by his Lady, a Person of unquestionable Honour; the Lancasheir Forces will fail of the Satisfaction intended by this Order."
The Dreadnought to be broke up.
Additional Ordinance for Election of Officers in London.
"Whereas there is an Ordinance of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, bearing Date the 18th of December, 1648, for the choosing of Common Council Men, and other Officers, within the City of London, and Liberties thereof, for the Year ensuing: The said Lords and Commons do further declare and ordain, and be it hereby Ordained by the said Lords and Commons, That no Person whatsoever, that subscribed, promoted, or abetted, any Engagement in the Year 1648, relating to a Personal Treaty with the King at London, shall be elected, chosen, or put, into any of the Offices or Places expressed in the aforesaid Ordinance, under the Penalty contained in the same upon the other excepted Persons, and to be levied according to the Provision of the said Ordinance: And the Lord Mayor for the Time being is hereby required, that this Ordinance, with the other, be published at all Elections, and strictly and punctually observed, according to the true Intent and Meaning hereof."
Bayly to be instituted to Tyxall;
Jemmat to St. Giles's Reading;
Barry to White Notley;
Ordered, That Doctor Aylett give Institution unto Geo. Barry Clerk, Master of Arts, to the Vicarage of White Notley, in the County of Essex, void by Death; salvo Fure, &c.: Henry Nevill Esquire, Patron.