House of Commons Journal Volume 4
9 March 1646

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 4: 9 March 1646', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 4: 1644-1646 (1802), pp. 468-471. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=23638 Date accessed: 23 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Die Lunæ, 9 Martii, 1645.

Prayers.

ORdered, That, on Friday next, the Reports be made concerning the Earl of Denbigh, and concerning the Earl of Nottingham, and the Earl of Stamford.

Resolved, &c. That Sir Henry Herbert be brought to the Bar To-morrow Morning.

A Letter from the Committee at Leicester, of 4 Martii, 1645, with the Articles of Agreement made between Colonel General Hastinges, and Colonel John Needham Governor of Leicester, the last Day of February, Anno Domini 1645, were this Day read; and were concerning the Rendition and Slighting of Ashby de la Zouch.

Ordered, That the Business in the Letter from the Committee at Leicester, concerning the Five hundred Yorkeshire Horse, be taken into Consideration on Wednesday Morning next, when the Letters from the Commissioners before Newarke are considered of.

The Question being put, Whether the House should sit on Friday next, in the Afternoon, to receive the Compositions concerning Leicestershire;

It passed with the Negative.

Ordered, That, on Saturday Morning next, the first Business, the House do take into Consideration the Reports concerning the Compositions of Leicestershire.

An Ordinance for Payment, out of the Receipts of Excise, in the Intervals thereof, the Sum of Four hundred Pounds, with Interest, for the Garison of Henley, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Ordered, That the Messenger that brought the Letter from the Committee at Leicester, and the Articles concerning the Slighting of the Garison of Ashby de la Zouch, shall have the Sum of Five Pounds bestowed upon him for his Pains: And that the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies, at HaberdashersHall do pay the same accordingly.

Ordered, That Mr. Whitelock do bring in an Ordinance for continuing the Assessments for Henley for Three Months longer.

Ordered, That the Proceed of the Sale of the Brass Statua at Windsor, not exceeding the Sum of Four hundred Pounds, shall be employed; upon Accompt, for the Pay of the Garison of Windsor.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to take care of the Safety of the Garisons of Redding, Henley, Windsor, and the Forces before Dennington-Castle, and the Counties adjacent, and of opposing the King's Horse; which are now increased, as Informations say.

Mr. Recorder, Mr. Whitelock, Mr. Jennour, Mr. Rous, Mr. Allen, Mr. Bond, Mr. Holland, Mr. Fiennes;

This Committee, or any Three of them, are to meet this Afternoon, to examine and consider of the Value of the Collar of SS, the George and Garter, found at WindsorCastle; and report it to the House: They are further to examine the Business concerning the Five-and-twenty hundred Pounds informed to be hidden under-ground in some private Place in or about Windsor-Castle.

An Ordinance for Payment unto Samuel Anthony of the Sum of Fifteen hundred Pounds, with Interest, Part of Five thousand Pounds charged upon the Receipts of the Excise, in course of an Ordinance of the Twenty-fourth of June last, lent by him for the Use of the Garison of Portsmouth, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Aylett and Dr. Heath;

The Lords have commanded us to bring you this Petition of the Lord Viscount Conway, and Colonel Gervas Holles: The Lords have expressed their Sense in this Paper, concerning it; and desire the Concurrence of this House therein.

The Petition, and Lords Order upon it, were read: And

Ordered, That the Answer be, That this House will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House hath considered their Lordships Message; and will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Mr. Whitelock carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance for Four hundred Pounds out of the Excise, for the Use of the Garison of Henley: The Order for Mr. Middleton to be Governor of Chirke-Castle in the County of Denbigh: And the Order for Applying of the Intervals of the Excise, till the First of June, to the Use of the Army.

Mr. Nathanael Fiennes carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance for Fifteen hundred Pounds out of the Excise, lent, by Mr. Samuel Anthony, for the Use of the Garison of Portsmouth.

Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes brings Answer of the Message carried by him to the Lords on Saturday last, That the Lords do agree to the Order for the Lord Lisle to have Power to grant Commissions to Officers for the Raising of Two Regiments of Foot, and One Regiment of Horse, to be speedily transported into Munster; and to the Order for continuing Sir William Brereton in Command for Three Months longer: And, as to the rest of the Messages, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Mr. Whitelock brings Answer from the Lords, That they do agree to the Ordinance for Four hundred Pounds, out of the Excise, for the Garison of Henley; and to the Order for Mr. Middleton to be Governor of Chirke-Castle; and for applying the Intervals of the Excise to the Use of the Army.

Mr. Nathanael Fiennes brings Answer from the Lords, That they do agree to the Ordinance for Fifteen hundred Pounds out of the Excise, for the Garison of Portsmouth.

Mr. Greene reports the Amendments to the Ordinance for continuing the Receipts of the Excise, from the Eleventh of September 1646 to the Twenty-fourth of March 1647: The which were twice read: And the Amendments, upon the Question, assented unto. And

It is Resolved, That this Ordinance be re-committed: And that the Committee do confer with the Commissioners of Excise, upon the Advance of Fifty thousand Pounds upon the Security of the Excise; and report their Answer on Wednesday Morning next.

It is further Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee, to consider of the Salary to the Commissioners of Excise, and to all the Officers of the Excise, upon the whole Charge of the Receipts.

Ordered, That the Petition of the Salt-makers in the County of Lancaster, and the whole Business of the Excise in that County, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Lords and Commons for the Affairs of the Excise.

Ordered, That the Business concerning the Disposing of the Great Seal of England shall be taken into Consideration on Wednesday next, between the Hours of Ten and Twelve.

Ordered, That the Propositions for a safe and wellgrounded Peace be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning, the first Business; and, next, the City's last Petition.

Ordered, That the Business concerning Ireland be taken into Consideration on Wednesday Morning next, the first Business.

Post Meridiem.

ORdered, That all the Lawyers of the House be injoined to attend the Committee of plundered Ministers To-morrow in the Afternoon, for the Perfecting of the Ordinance for punishing the Blasphemies of Paul Best: And that this Order be set upon the Door.

Upon the Report from the Committee of Lords and Commons for the Admiralty and Cinque-Ports;

It is Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Captain Robert Constable to have the Command of the Star Frigate, for this Summer's Expedition.

Ordered, That the Committee of the Northern Association do make the Reports from that Committee on Tuesday Sevennight, the first Business.

Mr. John Stephens reports, from the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall, an Ordinance for Discharge of the Delinquency and Sequestration of Richard Brereton, of Ashby in the County of Chester: Which was once read; and nothing done upon it.

Upon Mr. Stephens' Report from the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall, of Sir Robert Coke's Case, That they find, that Sir Robert Coke was committed, by the House, 9 Martii 1642; assessed, for his Twentith-Part, Two thousand Pounds, in October 1643; for not Payment, sequestred; the Sequestration discharged, having satisfied the Assessment 7 Octobris 1644; that Sequestration revived 14 Octobris 1644, by particular Order of the House, 4 Martii 1644; sined, by the House, Two thousand Pounds, 8 Martii 1644; sent for by the Committee of Examinations; being there demanded, Whether he had contributed to the Propositions, said, No, it was against his Conscience; but confesses, he was sent to by the Committee in the Country for it, as also to send his Horses and Arms to the Musters; which he refused. The Reasons, he says, he forgot. Confesses, the Lady Purbeck was at his House all the Summer, but is gone since his Coming to London. Being asked, Whether he had taken the Protestation ? answered, No; and refuses to take it: Whereupon he was by them committed, 17 Februarii 1645.

Ordered, That Sir Robert Coke shall have his Liberty, upon Bail; that this Liberty shall be extended to the City of London, and Lines of Communication, and Five-and-twenty Miles about, and no farther: And that Mr. Speaker do take this Bail of him; and that the Bail be Five thousand Pounds from himself as Principal, and Three thousand Pounds of his Sureties.

A Letter from Mr. Rushworth, from Bodman, of 5 Martii 1645, relating the Affairs of the Army, was this Day read; and ordered to be forthwith printed.

Ordered, That, the next Day that the Committee for Goldsmiths-Hall shall make Reports for Compositions, Mr. Prideaux do make the Report of the Composition for Mr. Henlie's Estate, and for Discharge of his Delinquency and Sequestration.

Ordered, That the Ministers of the several Counties of Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, and Dorset, who have been forced from their Habitations by the Enemy, do forthwith repair to their Charges in the said Counties, those Counties being now cleared.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Admiralty and Cinque-Ports, to take care for Shipping to attend the Irish Coasts: And that they give Directions to the Shipping in Milford-Haven, to put to Sea with the first Opportunity: And that Mr. Green do give the House an Account of this Business on Wednesday Morning next.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Fine of Five hundred Pounds, for Discharge of the Delinquency of Humphry Walcott, of Walcott in the County of Salop, Esquire: His Offence being, for assisting the Enemy by Contribution of Money and Horses: His Estate, Six hundred Thirty six Pounds Seventeen Shillings Four-pence per Annum, in Lands of Inheritance; Two hundred Seven Pounds, in Reversion; and Sixty-eight Pounds, for Three Lives: Out of which is paid, in Annuities, to the Hospital of Clunn, to Curates, and for Lives, Three hundred Fiftythree Pounds: Provided he allow to Four Ministers, in the Parish of Clunn, in the several Chapels, Forty Pounds per Annum apiece for ever: And that, upon Payment thereof, and Setting of the said Forty Pounds per Annum apiece upon the said Four Ministers, or Security to perform the same, an Ordinance be brought in for his Pardon and Discharge accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Seventy-six Pounds Thirteen Shillings Four-pence, to be paid by the Lady Catharine Girlington, late Wise of Sir John Girlington: Whose Land is Two hundred and Thirty Pounds per Annum; in which she claims her Dower, as to a Third-Part; which is Seventy-six Pounds thirteen Shillings Four-pence: And that an Ordinance be brought in for Discharge of the Sequestration of the said Seventysix Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence per Annum, being the Third-Part of her said Husband's Estate.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Forty-seven Pounds, to be paid by Robert Cartwright, of Kingston upon Hull, Draper, for Discharge of his Delinquency and Sequestration: His Offence being, for bearing Arms against the Parliament: And his Estate Twenty-seven Pounds per Annum: Out of which is paid, for Life, a Rent-charge of Seven Pounds per Annum: And that an Ordinance be brought in for his Pardon and Discharge accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Fifty Pounds of Wm. Burgesse, of Mattlefield in the County of Chester, Gentleman, for the Discharge of his Delinquency and Sequestration: His Offence being, Resorting to the Enemies Garisons: His Estate, Twentyone Pounds per Annum, Part for Lives, Part Inheritance; and Two hundred Ninety Pounds, personal Estate: And that an Ordinance be brought in for his Pardon and Discharge accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Two hundred and Eighty Pounds of Wm. Hack, of Peterborough in the County of Northampton, Gentleman, for the Discharge of his Delinquency and Sequestration: His Offence being, Residing in the Enemies Quarters: And his Estate, One hundred Eighty-four Pounds per Annum: Whereof One hundred Fifteen Pounds per Annum is a Lease for Twenty-four Years to come: And that an Ordinance be brought in for his Pardon and Discharge accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Six hundred and Thirty Pounds of Edward Warren, of Pointon in the County of Chester, Esquire, for Discharge of his Delinquency and Sequestration: His Offence being, Deserting his Habitation, and going to the Enemies Quarters: And his Estate, Two hundred Seventy Pounds, in Possession; and Ninety Pounds per Annum, in Reversion. And

It is farther Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Twenty Pounds of Edmund and Humphry Warren Gentlemen, who accompanied the said Edward Warren into the King's Quarters; either of them having. Ten Pounds per Annum Annuity, and no more: And that Ordinances be brought in for their Pardons and Discharges accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Fine of Two hundred and Seventy Pounds of Wm. Reshton, and Richard Reshton his Brother, of Earndley in the County of Sussex, Gentlemen, for the Discharge of their Delinquencies and Sequestrations: Their Offence being, Levying War against the Parliament: And their clear Estate, in Possession and Reversion, Two hundred and Seventy Pounds: And that Ordinances be brought in for their Pardons and Discharges accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of Thirty Pounds of Thomas Peyott, of Butley in the County of Chester, Yeoman, for Discharge of his Delinquency and Sequestration: His Offence being, Executing Warrants for the Commissioners of Array, and other Warrants under the King's Hand: And his Estate, Twenty-two Pounds per Annum, Part an Estate for Life, the rest in Reversion: And that an Ordinance be brought in for his Pardon and Discharge accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Twelve Pounds of James Renshaw, of Butley in the County of Chester, Yeoman, for Discharge of his Delinquency and Sequestration: His Offence being, Executing the Enemies Warrants: And his Estate, Eleven Pounds Eighteen Shillings per Annum, for one Life: And that an Ordinance be brought in for his Pardon and Discharge accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of One hundred Pounds of Richard Legard, of * in the County of York, Esquire, for Discharge of his Delinquency and Sequestration: His Offence being, for bearing Arms against the Parliament: And his Estate, Fifty Pounds per Annum, for One Life; and Eighty Pounds per Annum, during his Wife's Life: And that an Ordinance be brought in for his Pardon and Discharge accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of One hundred Thirty-three Pounds Six Shillings Eightpence of John Low, of Hasland in the County of Derby, Gentleman, and of Francis his Son, and Heir-apparent, for Discharge of their Delinquency and Sequestration: Their Offence is, Being in Arms against the Parliament. And their Estate, Threescore Six Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence per Annum: And that an Ordinance be brought in for their Pardon and Discharges accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Ninety-three Pounds of Wm. Horne, of Westminster in the County of Middlesex, Yeoman, for Discharge of his Delinquency and Sequestration: His Offence is, Being at Oxford, and in Arms against the Parliament: And his Estate, Thirty Pounds per Annum, in Fee; and a Lease for Years, worth Twenty-eight Pounds per Annum: Out of which Seven Pounds per Annum, and a Legacy of Thirty Pounds, is payable: And that an Ordinance be brought in for his Pardon and Discharge accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of One hundred Fifty-six Pounds of Thomas Smythwark, in the County of Chester, Gentleman, for the Discharge of his Delinquency and Sequestration: His Offence being, for associating with the Enemies of the Parliament: And his Estate, Threescore and Two Pounds per Annum, in Demesne; and Five Pounds Seven Shillings Four-pence, for Three Lives, in old Rents: And that an Ordinance be brought in for his Pardon and Discharge accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of One thousand and Thirteen Pounds and Ten Shillings of Edward Whitchcott, of Bishops-Norton in the County of Lincoln, Esquire, for Discharge of his Delinquency and Sequestration: His Offence is, Being in Arms against the Parliament: And his Estate, Two hundred and Fifty Pounds per Annum, in Possession; and, in Reversion, after the Death of his Father, Five hundred Thirteen Pounds Ten Shillings: And that an Ordinance be brought in for his Pardon and Discharge accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Two hundred and Sixty Pounds of Thomas Hillersden, of Stoak-Hamond in the County of Buck', Gentleman, for Discharge of his Delinquency and Sequestration: His Offence being, Adhering to the Enemies of the Parliament: And his Estate, One hundred Thirty Pounds per Annum: And that an Ordinance be brought in for his Pardon and Discharge accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Thirty-seven Pounds of John Walker, of Congleton in the County of Chester, Skinner, for Discharge of his Delinquency and Sequestration: His Offence being, Bearing Arms against the Parliament: His Estate, in Lands, Fourteen Pounds Five Shillings Four-pence per Annum; and Two Leases, for Life, at Three Pounds per Annum; and his personal Estate, Fifty Pounds: And that an Ordinance be brought in for his Pardon and Discharge accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Five hundred and Eighty Pounds of Wm. Pawlett, of Poulton in the County of Southampton, Esquire, for Discharge of his Delinquency and Sequestration: His Offence being, Bearing Arms against the Parliament: And his Estate, Four hundred and Fifteen Pounds per Annum; and Eight Pounds per Annum, Freehold Rent: Out of which is issuing, upon Annuities, Two hundred and Sixty Pounds per Annum: And that an Ordinance be brought in for his Pardon and Discharge accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Fifty Pounds of Richard Shallett, of Westharting in the County of Sussex, Esquire, for Discharge of his Delinquency and Sequestration: His Offence is, for being in Arms against the Parliament: And his Estate; Forty Pounds per Annum, for Life: And that an Ordinance be brought in for his Pardon and Discharge accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Ninety-two Pounds of Richard Kibe, of Sidelsham in the County of Sussex, Gentleman: His Offence is, Being in Arms against the Parliament: His Estate, Forty-six Pounds per Annum: And that an Ordinance be brought in for his Pardon and Discharge accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Fine of Fifty Pounds of Edward Wallis, of Trobridge in the County of Wiltes, Gentleman: His Offence is, Being in Arms against the Parliament: His Estate, in Goods and Chattels, to the Value of Five hundred Pounds: And that an Ordinance be brought in for his Pardon and Discharge accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Twenty Pounds of Richard Walker, of the Town and County of Southampton, Merchant, for Discharge of his Delinquency and Sequestration: His Offence being, Deserting his Habitation, and residing in the Enemies Quarters: His Estate, an House worth Fourteen Pounds per Annum: And that an Ordinance be brought in for his Pardon and Discharge accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of One hundred Thirty-and-three Pounds Six Shillings and Eight-pence of Wm. Collestone, of Ponteland in the County of Northumberland, Gentleman: His Offence being, Forsaking his Habitation, and residing in the Enemies Quarters: His Estate, One hundred Marks per Annum: And that an Ordinance be brought in for his Pardon and Discharge accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Two hundred Pounds of Thomas Browne, of Boston in the County of Lincoln, Gentleman, for Discharge of his Delinquency and Sequestration: His Offence being, Bearing Arms against the Parliament: And his Estate, Eighty Pounds and Two Shillings per Annum; and Forty Pounds, in Lands, for his Life: And that an Ordinance be brought in for his Pardon and Discharge accordingly.

The Report being made for the Composition for Discharge of the Delinquency and Sequestration of John Carill, of Harting in the County of Sussex, Esquire, he being lately a Recusant, and taken in Arundell-Castle; his present Estate being Six hundred Seven Pounds Six Shillings and Eight-pence per Annum; and, in Reversion, One thousand Three hundred Thirty-nine Pounds Nineteen Shillings Ten-pence; and Ninety Pounds per Annum more, after One Life; for which the Fine Two thousand Six hundred Forty-six Pounds was imposed by the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall;

The Question was put, Whether the Question for agreeing with the Committee should be put, or no: And

The House was divided.

The Noes went forth.

Colonel Moore, Tellers for the Noe: 40.
Sir Arthur Hasilrig, With the Noe,
Sir John Evelyn of Surr. Tellers for the Yea: 45.
Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes, With the Yea,

And so the Question passed with the Affirmative.

The Question being put, For the agreeing, in the Fine, with the Committee;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir Arthur Hasilrig, Tellers for the Noe:
44.
Colonel Moore, With the Noe,
Sir Robert Pye, Tellers for the Yea:
Mr. Whitehead,

The Reporters for the Yea not agreeing;

The House was again divided: And

The Yeas went forth.

And, upon the Second Report, the Noes were 42, and the Yeas 45.

So as the Question passed with the Affirmative: And

It is thereupon Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee; and doth accept of the Fine of Two thousand Six hundred Forty-five Pounds of the said John Carrill, for Discharge of his Delinquency, and for taking off the Sequestration of his Estate compounded for: And that an Ordinance be brought in for his Pardon and Discharge accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of One thousand Marks, for the Discharge of the Delinquency and Sequestration of George Cotton, of Comebermere in the County of Chester, Esquire: His Offence being, Assisting the Enemy with Horse, Arms, and Monies: His Estate, Six hundred Two Pounds Sixteen Shillings Six-pence during his Life: And that an Ordinance be brought in for his Pardon and Discharge accordingly.