House of Commons Journal Volume 4
13 January 1646

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 4: 13 January 1646', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 4: 1644-1646 (1802), pp. 405-407. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=23594 Date accessed: 19 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Die Martis, 13 Januarii, 1645.

Prayers.

THE Grand Committee of the House, according to Order, sat, to take the Ordinances concerning Ireland into Consideration.

Mr. Ashurst in the Chair.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House do take Order, That the Doors of St. Martin's Church in the Fields may be strictly kept: And that none be admitted to come in, but the Members of both Houses, and the Members of the Assembly of Divines.

Mr. Prideaux reports from the Committee of the West, to whom it was referred to settle the Distractions in Somersetshire, That a principal Cause of the present Distractions in the County of Somersett are by the supposed undue Proceedings in Elections for Knights for that County: And

It is Resolved, That the best Expedient for Composing of the same is by putting it into a speedy Course of Examination. And the House doth Order, accordingly, That this Business be put into a speedy Course of Examination.

Resolved, &c. That this Business concerning the Election of the Knights for the County of Sommersett be referred to the speedy Examination of the Committee of the North where Sir Thomas Widdrington has the Chair.

It is further referred to this Committee, to examine and consider of all the Causes of the Distractions of the said County; and to prepare some Remedies for the Settling and Composing of them.

Mr. Wallop reports, from the Committee of both Kingdoms, a Letter to be sent to his Majesty, in Answer of his Letters of the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-ninth of December last, agreed upon by the Committee of both Kingdoms with the Commissioners of Scotland: The which Letter was twice read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Mr. Wallop carried it to the Lords.

He was likewise to desire the Lords, That in case they assent to the Letter, that they would agree with this House in referring it to the Committee of both Kingdoms to send it speedily to his Majesty, according to former Order.

He was likewise to put the Lords in mind of the Ordinances concerning Martial Law; of the Committee of the Militia, London; and the Ordinance concerning the Army.

Ordered, That, on Saturday next, the Grand Committee of the House for the Propositions do sit.

Mr. Wallop brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Letter, and to the Messages concerning it: And will take the Ordinances into speedy Consideration, which are recommended by this House to them for their speedy Dispatch.

Mr. Sollicitor, Sir Henry Vane junior, Sir Arthur Hesilrig, Mr. Maynard, and Mr. Sam. Browne, are appointed forthwith to withdraw, to prepare a Message to be sent to the Prince; requiring him to disband his Armies.

Ordered, That, upon Thursday Morning next, the first Business, after Mr. Speaker takes the Chair, the House do take into Consideration the Nominating of a Governor for Ireland.

Ordered, That, on Thursday Morning next, the Gentlemen of the County of Rutland, that are come up with a Petition, be called in: And Mr. Speaker is to put the House in mind hereof.

An Ordinance for Continuation of the Excise from the Eleventh of September 1646 to the Twenty-fourth of March 1647 was this Day read the First time: And

It is Ordered, That it be read the Second time on Thursday next, between the Hours of Ten and Twelve: And that the whole Business of the Excise, upon all the Particulars of it, concerning the whole State of it, and concerning the Intervals, and in what County it is settled, and in what not, be then stated to the House; and taken into Consideration.

An Ordinance for the Securing and Payment of the Sum of Two thousand Pounds, with Interest from the Date of the said Ordinance, out of the Receipts of the Excise, at such time as the same shall fall due in Course of a former Ordinance, of 24 Junii 1645, whereby Five thousand Pounds was charged upon the said Receipts, for the Use of the Garison of Plymouth, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

A Message from the Lords, by Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath;

The Lords desire a Conference, presently, in the Painted Chamber, by a Committee of both Houses, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House, upon the Matter of a late Conference, concerning the Ordinance of continuing the Committee for the Army, and Rules and Orders concerning such as come in. They have sent you the Letter to be sent to the King; to which they desire your Concurrence. They have returned this Ordinance concerning the Disposal of the Earl of Devonshire's Fine: It moved first from this House; and they agree to it, with this Amendment:- The Petition of Grizel Rutterford; which is specially recommended. They desire to acquaint you, That they have agreed to the Order of the Earl of Devon's Twentieth-Part; and to put you in mind of the Business concerning the Marchioness of Winchester; and that you would take it into speedy Consideration.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree to grant a Conference, as is desired.

Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Corbett, and Mr. Samuel Browne, are appointed Reporters of this Conference.

The Amendments to the Ordinance for disposing the Earl of Devonshire's Fine was read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.

The humble Petition of Grizel Rutterford was read; and nothing done upon it.

Answer returned by the same Messengers;

The House has considered their Lordships Message: And, as to the Granting of a present Conference, and the Amendments to the Ordinance concerning the Earl of Devon's Fine, they do agree: And, as to the rest, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Post Meridiem.

MR. John Stephens, according to former Order, presented several Reports from the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve and accept of the Sum of Forty Pounds, to be paid by Major Thomas Crumwell, for a Fine for a Composition for his Delinquency, and for taking the Sequestration off from his Estate: And that an Ordinance be brought in for his Discharge, and for passing a Pardon to him; and a Grant of his Estate compounded for, accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve and accept of the Sum of One hundred and Twenty Pounds, to be paid by Mr. Wm. Woodward, of Surrey, for a Fine, for a Composition for his Delinquency, and for taking the Sequestration off from his Estate: And that an Ordinance be brought in for his Discharge, and for passing a Pardon to him; and a Grant of his Estate compounded for, accordingly.

An Ordinance for the Payment and Securing of the Sum of One hundred Pounds, with Interest, out of the Excise, in Course, or in Intervals, unto Mr. Bedford, Scoutmaster-General, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve and accept of the Sum of Fifty Pounds, to be paid by Captain Hugh Lee, for a Fine, for a Composition for his Delinquency, and for taking the Sequestration off from his Estate: And that an Ordinance be brought in for his Discharge, and for passing a Pardon to him; and a Grant of his Estate compounded for, accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve and accept of the Sum of Fifty Pounds, to be paid by Mr. Richard Langley, for a Fine, for a Composition for his Delinquency, and for taking the Sequestration off from his Estate: And that an Ordinance be brought in for his Discharge, and for passing a Pardon to him; and a Grant of his Estate compounded for, accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve and accept of the Sum of Two hundred Pounds, to be paid by Mr. Samuel Newsham, for a Fine, for a Composition for his Delinquency, and for taking the Sequestration off from his Estate: And that an Ordinance be brought in for his Discharge, and for passing a Pardon to him; and a Grant of his Estate compounded for, accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve and accept of the Sum of One hundred Forty-four Pounds, to be paid by Mr. John Rous, for a Fine, for a Composition for his Delinquency, and for taking the Sequestration off from his Estate: And that an Ordinance be brought in for his Discharge, and for passing a Pardon to him; and a Grant of his Estate compounded for, accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve and accept of the Sum of Eighty Pounds, to be paid by Mr. Hugh Lloyd, of Radnorshire, for a Fine, for a Composition for his Delinquency, and for taking the Sequestration off from his Estate: And that an Ordinance be brought in for his Discharge, and for passing a Pardon to him; and a Grant of his Estate compound . . for, accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve and accept of the Sum of Twenty Pounds, to be paid by Mr. Thomas Orchard, of London, for a Fine, for a Composition for his Delinquency, and for taking the Sequestration off from his Estate: And that an Ordinance be brought in for his Discharge, and for passing a Pardon to him; and a Grant of his Estate compounded for, accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve and accept of the Sum of Fifty Pounds, to be paid by Mr. Thomas Hicks, of Gloucestershire, for a Fine, for a Composition for his Delinquency, and for taking the Sequestration off from his Estate: And that an Ordinance be brought in for his Discharge, and for passing a Pardon to him; and a Grant of his Estate compounded for, accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That the Fine set, by the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall, upon Mr. Henry Vernon, of Cheshire, be recommitted; the House being informed, his Estate was greater than it was given in.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve and accept of the Sum of One hundred and Fifty Pounds, to be paid by Mr. Robert Exton, of Chichester, for a Fine, for a Composition for his Delinquency, and for taking the Sequestration off from his Estate: And that an Ordinance be brought in for his Discharge, and for passing a Pardon to him; and a Grant of his Estate compounded for, accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve and accept of the Sum of One hundred and Sixty Pounds, to be paid by Mr. Tho. Keresforth, in the County of Yorke, for a Fine, for a Composition for his Delinquency, and for taking the Sequestration off from his Estate: And that an Ordinance be brought in for his Discharge, and for passing a Pardon to him; and a Grant of his Estate compounded for, accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve and accept of the Sum of Two hundred Forty-eight Pounds, to be paid by Mr. Wm. Darwyn in the County of Lincolne, for a Fine, for a Composition for his Delinquency, and for taking the Sequestration off from his Estate:. And that an Ordinance be brought in for his Discharge, and for passing a Pardon to him; and a Grant of his Estate compounded for, accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve and accept of the Sum of Sixty Pounds, to be paid by Mr. Richard Nicoll in the County of Stafford, for a Fine, for a Composition for his Delinquency, and for taking the Sequestration off from his Estate: And that an Ordinance be brought in for his Discharge, and for passing a Pardon to him; and a Grant of his Estate compounded for, accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve and accept of the Sum of Five hundred Pounds, to be paid by Sir William Ford, as Tenant at Will, in the County of Sussex, for a Fine, for a Composition for his Delinquency, and for taking the Sequestration off from his Estate: And that an Ordinance be brought in for his Discharge, and for passing a Pardon to him; and a Grant of his Estate compounded for, accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve and accept of the Sum of Sixty Pounds, to be paid by Mr. James Carryes in the County of Northampton, for a Fine, for a Composition for his Delinquency, and for taking the Sequestration off from his Estate: And that an Ordinance be brought in for his Discharge, and for passing a Pardon to him; and a Grant of his Estate compounded for, accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve and accept of the Sum of Seventy Pounds, to be paid by Mr. * Degg, in the County of Yorke, for a Fine, for a Composition for his Delinquency, and for taking the Sequestration off from his Estate: And that an Ordinance be brought in for his Discharge, and for passing a Pardon to him; and a Grant of his Estate compounded for, accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve and accept of the Sum of Four hundred Pounds, to be paid by Sir Christo. Athow, in the County of Norfolk, for a Fine, for a Composition for his Delinquency, and for taking the Sequestration off from his Estate: And that an Ordinance be brought in for his Discharge, and for passing a Pardon to him; and a Grant of his Estate compounded for, accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That the Report of the Fine of Mr. James Watkinson, of Kingston upon Hull, be re-committed.

Ordered, &c. That the Committee of Examinations do, out of the Remainder of Colonel Boyes his Monies, Governor of Dennington-Castle, seized on for the Use of the State, forthwith pay unto Major Scrope the Sum of Forty-seven Pounds, borrowed, by Colonel Walton and Captain Wingate, for the Use of the late Prisoners in Oxford-Castle.

Resolved, &c. That the House be adjourned until Thursday Morning at Eight of the Clock.

And Mr. Speaker adjourned the House, accordingly.