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 Veneris, 19 die Junii.
Lords Vaux and Stafford, Passes to come to England.
Forces for Ireland.
Message to the H. C. about it.
Message from thence, for a Conference about the Propositions;
with an Ordinance;
and about Turpin's Daughters.
That this House appoints to give them a present Conference, in the Painted Chamber: To the rest of the Particulars of this Message, their Lordships will take them into Consideration, and will send them an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Lady Lowther's Petition.
Upon reading the Petition of Dame Francis Lowther: It is Ordered, To be referred to the Consideration of these Lords following, who are to offer to this House what they think fit to be done thereupon:
Private Causes deferred.
Bilithoe restored to be a Burgess of Launceston.
Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Bilithoe, of Launceston, in the County of Cornwall; complaining, That he being a Burgess of the said Town of Launceston, and (fn. 1) went to Plymouth, and took up for the Service of the Parliament; for which Act, as being termed a Rebel against the King, he was disfranchised from the said Burgesship."
Suit against Kingerby stayed.
Trott to be instituted to Rayish.
Beverley versus Sir C. Crofts and Turbett.
Report of the Conference about the Propositions.
Ld. Lovelace, Leave to go to Oxfordshire.
Ordered, That the Petition of the Lord Lovelace shall (fn. 2) be recommended to the House of Commons: (Here enter his Petition.) And that the Lord Lovelace shall have Leave to go into Oxfordshire, about his Affairs touching his Estate thereabout, Twelve Days, notwithstanding his Recognizance; he being to enter into a new Recognizance at his Return.
Answer from the H. C.
That they agree to the Ordinance concerning the continuing the Committee for the Admiralty and Cinque Ports: (Here enter it.) But to the Names of the Lords to be added to that Committee, and to all the rest of the Particulars, they will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordinance concerning Turpin's Daughters.
"It is this Day Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That Thomazin, Tabitha, and Hannah, the Daughters of Captain Robert Turpin, who was lately executed in the County of Devon for his good Service done to the Parliament, out of the First Monies that shall be raised upon the Sale of the respective Estates, Real and Personal, of Sir John Bankes Knight late Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, of Mr. Justice Heath, and Justice Foster, or their respective Compositions, shall have and receive the Sum of Five Hundred Pounds apiece; and that, in the mean Time, for their present Subsistence, they shall receive the Sum of One Hundred Pounds per Annum, out of the Profits of such of their Estates as lye within the Parliament's Quarters; the said One Hundred Pounds per Annum to be paid Quarterly, by equal Portions, and the First Payment thereof to begin at Michaelmas last past."
Ordinance to continue the Committee for the Admiralty, &c.
"Ordered and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Committee of Lords and Commons for the Admiralty and Cinque Ports be continued, according to the Powers formerly granted unto them, for Six Months longer; and that they be enjoined diligently to attend that Service."
L. Lovelace's Petition, to moderate the Fine set for his Composition.
"That the Yearly Value of your Petitioner's Estate is not above One Thousand Eight Hundred Pounds per Annum in Possession, and One Thousand Three Hundred Pounds per Annum in Reversion after the Death of his Mother, wherein he hath but an Estate for his own Life in all the Premises; so that he cannot forfeit his Estate therein but only for his Life, nor sell, let, or dispose of, any Part thereof longer than his Life, either for Payment of his Fine set at Gouldsmiths Hall to be Eighteen Thousand Pounds, or for Payment of his Debts amounting to Eight Thousand Pounds besides Interest for Four Years past; and hath no other Estate to live upon, or satisfy his Fine and Debts, but only One Hundred Pounds per Annum in Fee Simple.
"Your Petitioner therefore humbly prayeth the Leave and Favour of this Honourable House, to petition the Honourable House of Commons, whereby your Petitioner may be enabled to inform them the Truth of his Estate, that, by the Favour of both Houses of Parliament, your Petitioner may be set at such a Fine, as he may be able, out of his said Estate, to pay such Fine, satisfy his said Debts, and reserve something, that he, with his Wife, Children, and Family, may live in the Quality of a Peer.