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, 25 Septembris.
Capt. Penn to command The Assurance.
Ordered, That Captain William Penn be recommended from this Committee to both Houses of Parliament, for Command of the Lesser Frigate built at Deptford, called The Assurance, he having served the Parliament formerly in several Expeditions at Sea with Courage and Fidelity.
Message from the H. C. that they will appoint a Committee to conser with the Scots Commissioners, about the Disposal of the King's Person.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords, in appointing a Committee to meet with a Committee of a proportionable Number of the Lords, to confer, consult, and debate, with the Commissioners of Scotland, concerning the Disposal of the Person of the King, according to the Votes of both Houses, if it shall be desired by the Scotts Commissioners; and this to be communicated to the Scotts Commissioners, by the Members of both Houses of the Committee of both Kingdoms.
Ordinance concerning Chester.
Answer from the H. C.
Bishop of Norwich's Petition.
Ordinance for 400 l. per Ann. to be allowed him.
Message to the H. C. about the following Particulars.
Jerman and Sir H. Styleo.
Committee to examine Baker, about a Recognizance of the Under Sheriff of Lebcester.
Lords Committees appointed by the House to call Michaell Baker the Messenger to this House, who is to give an Account unto their Lordships touching a Recognizance entered into by the Under Sheriff of Leicester:
Ordinance to clear W. and R. Rishton, of their Delinquency.
Whereas William Rishton, of Yerneley, in the County of Sussex, Gentleman, and Richard Rishton, of the same, Gentleman, have by both Houses of Parliament been admitted unto their Fines of Two Hundred and Seventy Pounds: 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 William Rishton and Richard Rishton, in such Manner as shall be agreed by both Houses, and according to this Ordinance, with a Grant and Restitution of their Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estates for which the said Fine was accepted, according to the Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits, from the 30th Day of December, 1645, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said William Rishton and Richard Rishton, in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right 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, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said William Rishton and Richard Rishton 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 Value than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said William Rishton and Richard Rishton shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition for the same, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."