House of Commons Journal Volume 4
16 August 1645

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 4: 16 August 1645', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 4: 1644-1646 (1802), pp. 243-245. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=23472 Date accessed: 25 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Die Sabbati, 16 Augusti, 1645.

Prayers.

Mr. Jennour reports, from the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall, the Fines of several Delinquents agreed by That Committee for Compositions for their Delinquencies, and Discharge of their respective Sequestrations.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Fine of Three hundred and Fifty Pounds of Sir John Cotton Knight, for Discharge of the Delinquency of Sir John Cotton: And that, upon the Payment of the said Three hundred and Fifty Pounds, or giving good Satisfaction to the Committee for the Payment thereof, an Ordinance be brought in for Discharging of his Delinquency, and taking off the Sequestration of his Estate, to the Value of Three hundred and Fifty Pounds per Annum.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Fine of Two thousand Pounds of Sir Richard Halford, for Discharge of his Delinquency, before he came in to the Parliament: And that, upon the Payment thereof, or giving good Satisfaction to the Committee for the true Payment thereof, that an Ordinance be brought in for Discharging of his Delinquency, and taking off the Sequestration of his Estate.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Fine of Seven hundred Pounds of Stephen Soame Esquire, for Discharge of the Delinquency of the said Stephen Soame: And that, upon the Payment of the said Seven hundred Pounds, or giving good Satisfaction to the Committee for the Payment thereof, an Ordinance be brought in for Discharging of his Delinquency, and taking off the Sequestration of his Estate.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Fine of Two hundred Pounds of John Greene, of Epping, for Discharge of his Delinquency and Sequestration: And that, upon the Payment of the said Two hundred Pounds, or giving Satisfaction to the Committee for the Payment thereof, an Ordinance be brought in for Discharging of his Delinquency, and taking off the Sequestration of his Estate.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Fine of One hundred Pounds of Captain James Docwra, for Discharge of his Delinquency and Sequestration: And that, upon the Payment of the said Two hundred Pounds, or giving Satisfaction to the Committee for * * * *.

Resolved, &c. That an Ordinance be brought in for Discharge of the Sequestration of the Estate of John Birch, of the County of Stafford, Gentleman, an Attorney at the Common Law, without any Fine; it appearing his Affections have been real to the Parliament.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Fine of Five-and-twenty Pounds of Edward Buckworthe, for Discharge of his Delinquency and Sequestration: And that, upon the Payment of the said Five-and-twenty Pounds, or giving Satisfaction to the Committee for the Payment thereof, an Ordinance be brought in for Discharge of his Delinquency, and taking the Sequestration off from his Estate.

Resolved, &c. That the Business of Sir Henry Awdeley, as to his Fine and Composition, this Day reported by the Committee, be re-committed.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Fine of Two hundred Pounds of Mr. Christopher Pickering, for Discharge of his Delinquency: And that, upon the Payment of the said Two hundred Pounds, or giving Satisfaction to the Committee for the Payment thereof, an Ordinance be brought in for Discharge of his Delinquency, and taking the Sequestration off from his Estate.

Whereas Mrs. * Eure, a Recusant, was seised, for Life, of certain Lands in the County of Hartford, of the yearly Value of One hundred Sixty-and-two Pounds; the Remainder to Ranulph Crewe an Infant; Two Parts whereof are sequestred for her Recusancy, and not above Twenty Pounds, upon Account, answered by the Sequestrations for the same for this last Year: And whereas Sir Ranulph Crew Knight, Grandfather to the said Infant, to prevent the Waste committed upon the said Lands, hath purchased the present Interest and Estate of the said Mrs. Eure, for the Benefit of the said Insant: It is Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Fine of One hundred Pounds, to be paid by the said Sir Ranulph Crewe, on the Behalf of the said Insant, to the Committee at GoldsmithsHall, for Discharge of the Sequestration of the Estate of the said Instant, so sequestred for the Recusancy of the said Mrs. Eure, as aforesaid: And that an Ordinance be brought in for the Discharge thereof, accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Fine of Four hundred Pounds of John Eyton Gentleman, a Servant to the Prince his Highness, for Discharge of his Delinquency: And that, upon the Payment thereof, or securing the same to the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall, an Ordinance be brought in for Discharge of his Delinquency, and for taking the Sequestration off from his Estate.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Fine of Fifty Pounds of William Copping, for Discharge of his Delinquency and Sequestration: And that, upon Payment thereof, or securing the same to the Contentment of the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall, an Ordinance be brought in for Discharge of his Delinquency, and for takeing the Sequestration off from his Estate.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Fine of Three hundred Pounds of Mr. Hanmer, for Discharge of his Delinquency and Sequestration: And that, upon the Payment thereof, or securing the same to the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall, an Ordinance be brought in for Discharge of his Delinquency, and for taking the Sequestration off from his Estate.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Fine of Ten Pounds of Edward Smith, of the County of Northampton, Yeoman, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Alexander Smith his Brother; whose Estate, by the Death of the said Alexander, is come to him: And that, upon Payment or Securing thereof to the Committee at GoldsmithsHall, an Ordinance be brought in for taking off the Sequestration, accordingly.

Ordered, That, in the Ordinances to be brought in by the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall, for Discharge of the Delinquencies and Sequestrations of such Persons as have compounded with the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall, and whose Fines are approved of, and accepted by this House, the particular State of the Cases of their Estates, and the Values thereof, and the Incumbrances wherewith they are charged, be specified and inserted, as they appeared to the said Committee upon their respective Compositions, upon the Certificates delivered in to the Committee.

Whereas the Five thousand Pounds in the Hands of Sir Paul Pyndor, and other the old Customers belonging to Mrs. Dorothy Seymour a Delinquent, was, by Order of One-and-twentieth of February 1644, ordered to be disposed, One thousand Pounds for Abingdon; One thousand Pounds to Portmouth; One thousand Pounds to Gloucester; Fifty Pound to Mr. Erbury, a Minister; and the Remainder, upon Account, for the Service of the West: And whereas the Committee at Haberdashers-Hall, to whom the Levying of the said Five thousand Pounds was referred, have made a Composition, in full of the said Five thousand Pounds, for a lesser Sum: It is this Day Ordered, That the said Composition-Money shall be proportionably divided, according to the former Allotments: And that, out of that Proportion which shall come to the Use of the West, the Committee of the West do satisfy and pay the Charges for bringing up the Prisoners from Bridgewater.

Ordered, &c. That the Committee of Goldsmiths-Hall do pay over to Colonel John Bridges the Three hundred Pounds paid in to that Committee by John Covert Esquire, by virtue of an Ordinance of 17 Maii last, in Discharge of his Delinquency and Sequestration, the said Colonel Bridges having Security from the said Mr. Covert for the Payment of the like Sum for his personal Liberty: Which Security is hereby ordered to be discharged, and delivered up by the said Colonel Bridges, according to the former Ordinance.

Ordered, &c. That the Fines imposed, and accepted by this House, of Sir John Cotton Knight, and Stephen Some Esquire, shall be paid over by the Treasurers of the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall, to such Persons as the Committee of the Army shall appoint, for the Pay of the poor Widows and Soldiers, according to the former Ordinance.

Ordered, &c. That the Friends of the Lady Moore, by Consent of the Committee for Examinations, shall have Power to imprison Six Ladies, or Gentlewomen of Quality, in or about London, or in any the Parliament's Quarters, whose Husbands are in actual Service against the Parliament, or have themselves been in the Enemy's Quarters, and are returned thence, or are Papists; under such Imprisonment, and in such Places, as the Friends of the said Lady Moore shall desire, until the said Lady Moore, now Prisoner in Ireland, shall be discharged.

Ordered, That the Committee, formerly appointed for Purging of Whitehall, do meet; and, by themselves, or such as they shall desire or appoint, put in Execution the Power given them by former Orders; and shall execute the same Power by themselves, or such others as they shall desire or appoint, in all other the King's Houses in or about London, or elsewhere, under the Power of the Parliament.

Ordered, That Mr. Samuel Browne do bring in the Ordinance for taking away and disallowing the Fifth-Parts to Malignants Wives, on Saturday Morning.

Mr. Jennour, Sir Hen. Mildemay, Colonel Moore, Mr. Ashhurst, Sir Ralph Ashton, Mr. Gourdon, Sir Wm. Litton, Lord Grey, Colonel Ashton, Colonel Stapley, Mr. Ashe, Sir Tho. Some, Sir Tho. Woodhowse, Mr. St. John, Mr. Blackeston, Sir Edw. Boys, Mr. Pury, Sir John Curson, Captain Skinner, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Mr. Bosevile, Mr. Bond, Mr. Smith, Sir Tho. Middleton, Colonel Walton, Sir Edmund Fowell; Colonel Popham, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Hill, Mr. Millington, Mr. Wheeler;

This Committee, or any Five of them, are appointed to consider of, and examine, all Abuses in the Sequestrations, Sequestrators, and Sollicitors, in the several Counties: And are to meet this Afternoon at Two of Clock, in the Court of Wards: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records: And the Care of this Business is especially referred to Mr. Pury and Mr. Gourdon.

Ordered, That the Examination of the Misdemeanors of Mr. Withers and Mr. Feudall, touching a Postscript set to a Certificate made by the Committee of Westminster, in the Business of Mr. Eyton's Sequestration, be referred to this Committee: And that they proceed to the Examination of this Business, in the first place.

Upon the Offering of the Petition from Sir John Hewett;

It is Ordered, That he forthwith pay One thousand Pounds; that then the House will take his Petition into Consideration; otherwise the Fine of Five thousand Pounds shall be set upon his Head; and his Estate sold for the Payment thereof.

Mr. Reynolds reports, from the Committee, the Amendments to the Ordinance for the Sale of Delinquents Estate: The which were twice read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be ingrossed.

Ordered, &c. That Mr. Whittacre do make the Report in his Hands, concerning the poor Tradesmen, on Monday Morning.

Resolved, &c. That Mr. Speaker do grant a Pass to the Agent for the Hanbrough Merchants to go to Bristoll.

An Ordinance for Payment of the Garison at Hull, out of the Excise and Customs of that Town, was this Day read the Second time; and ordered, upon the Question, to be re-committed, and brought in again on Monday next.

An Ordinance for imposing a Tax upon Herrings, for Setting forth of Ships to Sea, for Defence of the HerringFishing; and for Continuance of all Powers in the Ordinance of 26 Augusti 1644; was this Day read; and, upon the Question, assented to; and ordered to be sent to the Lords.

The humble Petition of Captain George Darcie, now Prisoner in the Gatehouse, was this Day read: And

It is thereupon Ordered, That the said Captain George Darcie be forthwith released from any further Imprisonment; he giving good Security to go forthwith into France to his Company and Command there; and not to return either into England or Ireland, until it shall please God to send a happy Union: And it is referred to the Committee for Prisoners, to take this Security.