Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 8, 1645-1647. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Jovis, 18 die Junii.
Mr. Paynter's Petition.
Ordinance to continue the One for the Admiralty, &c.
Order for the Continuance (fn. 1) of the Ordinance for the Admiralty and Cinque Ports, read, and passed, and Ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, for their Concurrence; and that the Earl of Nottingham, Earl Suff. Earl Stamford, Lord Hunsdon, Lord Mountague, and the Lord Bruce, be added to the said Ordinance; and that a proportionable Number of their House be named by them.
Boxolm to be instituted to Darley.
Ordinances for Concurrence.
Cook and Slipper.
Hasewell and Harford.
Ordered, That the Cause between Mr. Haswell and Hareferd be heard on this Day Sevennight; and that both Parties shall attend accordingly; and in case it cannot be then heard, both Parties attending to be heard on the First Tuesday in Michaelmas Term next.
Ordinances for Concurrence.
Ordinance H. C. That the Sequestration of Rob'te (fn. 2) Rolles be taken off. (Here enter it.)
Capt. Kettleby to be released upon Bail.
Mrs. Scott's Petition, for a Maintenance.
Message to the H. C. with Orders and Petitions.
1. Order to continue the Committee of the Admiralty (fn. 3) for Six Months longer; and desire their Concurrence.
Answer from thence.
Order for 37501. for Mr. Davies, due for an Irish Contract.
"Whereas, by Ordinance of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, bearing Date the 15th Day of August, 1645, it was Ordained, That the Treasurers appointed by the said Ordinance for the Weekly Assessment (fn. 4) for Ireland, to commence the First Day of November last, should pay in to the Commissioners of Excise, out of the First Monies to be brought in by the said Ordinance, the Sum of Five Thousand Pounds, together with such Interest as should grow due for the same, at the Rate of Eight Pounds per Centum, to be forthwith paid over unto Mr. Maximiilian Bard, Mr. John Parker, and Mr. Thomas Browne, in Discharge of so much Monies lent by them; and whereas the Sum of Three Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Pounds is yet due unto Mr. John Davies, in Pursuance of a Contract with him made, dated the 23th of April, 1645, being the Remainder of the Sum of Six Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Pounds, in the said Contract mentioned: It is Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the said Treasurers appointed by the said Ordinance of the 15th of August last shall pay unto the said John Davies, his Executors or Assigns, the said Sum of Three Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Pounds, out of the First Monies that shall come in upon the said Ordinance for those Assessments, in Discharge of so much by virtue of the said Contract due unto him; and that his and their Acquittance or Acquittances shall be to the said Treasurers a sufficient Discharge in that Behalf; the said Clause in the said Ordinance of the 15th of August, requiring Payment to be made to the said Commissioners of Excise, notwithstanding."
Ordinance to clear Piggott of his Desinquency.
"Whereas Thomas Piggott, of Chetwin, in the County of Salopp, Gentleman, hath by both Houses of Par liament been admitted to his Fine of Four Hundred and Forty 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 Thomas Piggott, for his said Offence, in such Form as shall be agreed by both Houses of Parliament 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, from the 19 Day of March, 1645, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Thomas Piggott 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 Thomas Piggott 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 Piggott shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."
Ordinance to clear Bolles of his Delinquency.
"Whereas Robert Bolles, of Scampton, in the County of Lincolne, Esquire, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of Fifteen Hundred Pounds, in regard of his Estate in Possession, and of his Possibility after his Father's Decease, for aiding and adhering to the Forces raised against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England to pass a Pardon for the said Robert Bolles, in such Manner as shall be agreed by both Houses, and according to this Ordinance, with a Grant and Restitution of his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, and of all Mean Profits, from the Day of the Payment of the said Fine, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Robert Bolles in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Rights of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; and Oliver St. John Esquire His Majesty's Solicitor General is hereby required to prepare a Pardon accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said Robert Bolles from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, in his Possession, or settled on him in Reversion, 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 1640, then the said Robert Bolles shall pay such further Fine for the same as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."
Order for West to continue Mayor of Banbury.
"Whereas the Borough and Town of Banbury hath been anciently incorporated, and hath had divers Privileges granted to it by the Kings and Queens of this Realm, as by divers Charters to them granted doth appear; and whereas the Government there hath a long Time been by a Mayor, Aldermen, Burgesses, and Justices of Peace in the said Town, the Mayor for the Time being having been always the Chief Officer, and for the Time of his being Mayor having been Justice of Peace and of the Quorum, within the said Town and Borough and Liberties thereof; and, by their Charter and ancient Custom, the Mayor hath been always from Time to Time chosen out of the Aldermen, upon the First Monday in September Yearly, to take his Place and execute the Office of Mayor within the said Borough and Town of Banbury and Liberties thereof, upon and from the 29th Day of the said September, for One whole Year then next following; and whereas Aholiab West Gentleman, being then and yet One of the Aldermen of the said Borough, was, upon the First Monday in September, 1644, legally chosen to be Mayor for the Year then next following, according to the Charter and ancient Custom of the said Borough and Town; but, before and upon the First Monday in September, 1645, when another Alderman should have been chosen Mayor in his room for this present Year, the Town and Borough of Banbury and Castle there were so infested with bloody and cruel Enemies, who burned and pulled down a great Part of the said Town, that the Mayor and most of the Aldermen and Burgesses, by reason of their Cruelty, were constrained to fly out of the said Town and Borough, to save their Lives, before the said First Monday in September, 1645, and could not with Safety return thither again, till of late that the Town and Castle there were reduced to the Obedience of the Parliament, so as no Choice hath or could be made, according to the Charter and ancient Custom of the said Borough, of another Mayor, to succeed the said Aholiab West for this present Year:
"It is therefore Ordered and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in this present Parliament assembled, That the said Aholiab West shall be and continue Mayor, and execute the Office and Authority of Mayor, within the said Town and Borough of Banbury, untill the 29th Day of September next; his being not chosen upon the First Monday of September last, according to the Charter and ancient Custom, or any other Act or Thing in their Charter, Customs, or otherwise, to the contrary notwithstanding."