House of Commons Journal Volume 4
23 March 1646

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 4: 23 March 1646', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 4: 1644-1646 (1802), pp. 484-487. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=23649 Date accessed: 30 July 2014.


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Die Lunæ, 23 Martii, 1645.

Prayers.

Ordered, That all such Books as are now remaining in the Custody of the King's Remembrancer, or of the Treasurer's Remembrancer, or elsewhere in the Exchequer, which any-way concern the Business of Buying in of Impropriations, be forthwith delivered unto the Gentlemen who are the surviving Persons of the Feoffees for Impropriations; to the end they may proceed in the said pious Work, which doth so much concern the Glory of God, and the Good of the Commonwealth.

Upon Sir Peter Wentworth's Report, from the Committee to whom the Consideration of the Engagements of the Earl of Denbigh was referred;

It is Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Three thousand Pounds be forthwith provided and paid to the Earl of Denbigh, in Part of the Five thousand Five hundred Seventy-and-seven Pounds, certified from the Committee of Accompts to be due to the said Earl, for his Arrears.

Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Fifteen hundred Pounds be charged upon the Receipts of the Excise and New Impost, to be paid, in Course, to the Earl of Denbigh, in Part of the Three thousand Pounds this Day ordered to be provided and paid to the Earl of Denbigh: And that Mr. Lisle bring in an Ordinance for the Charging and Payment thereof accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Fifteen hundred Pounds be paid by the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall, out of the Monies arising by Compositions there, in Course, unto the Earl of Denbigh; that is to say, out of that Moiety of Compositions not charged for the Use of the Army; this Fifteen hundred Pounds being the Residue of the Three thousand Pounds this Day ordered to be provided and paid to the said Earl.

Resolved, &c. That the Remainder of the Sum of Five thousand Five hundred Seventy-seven Pounds, certified by the Committee of Accompts to be due to the Earl of Denbigh, shall be paid and satisfied to the said Earl, out of the Estate of some Delinquent or Papist: And that Mr. Lisle do bring in an Ordinance for the Payment thereof accordingly.

A Letter from Sir William Brereton, of 21 Martii 1645, from Stow; Two other Letters of the same Date, from the same Place, from Colonel Birch, one to Mr. Speaker, and the other to Mr. Pury; concerning the Taking of Sir Jacob Ashley Prisoner, and the Victory over the Forces under his Command; were all this Day read.

The House being informed, That Major Temple, Mr. Cleeve, a Servant of Sir William Brereton's, and one Captain Tailor, were at the Door;

They were severally called in; and related to the House the Manner of the Taking of Sir Jacob Ashley Prisoner, and of the defeating the Forces under his Command.

Ordered, That Thursday Sevennight be the Day for Publick Thanksgiving, instead of Tuesday, formerly appointed, within the Cities of London and Westminster, Lines of Communication, weekly Bills of Mortality, and Ten Miles about.

Ordered, That, on Thursday Sevennight, and on Thursday Three Weeks, being the Days appointed to be set apart for the Days of Publick Thanksgiving in the Cities of London and Westminster, and in the other Parts of the Kingdom, for the Success of the Army in the West, under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairfax General, the respective Ministers do, on the said Days, respectively take notice of the great Blessing of God upon the Forces of the Parliament, in Taking of Sir Jacob Ashley Prisoner, and totally routing and defeating the Forces under his Command, near Stow in the County of Gloucester.

Ordered, That Major Temple shall have the Sum of One hundred Pounds bestowed upon him, to buy him Two Horses: And that the Committee of Lords and Commons at Haberdashers-Hall, for Advance of Monies, do pay the same accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Ordered, That Captain Taylor shall have the Sum of Fourscore Pounds bestowed upon him: And that the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies, at Haberdashers-Hall, do pay the same accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Ordered, That Mr. Cleeve, Sir William Brereton's Servant, shall have the Sum of Twenty Pounds bestowed upon him: And that the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies, at Haberdashers-Hall, do pay the same accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Ordered, That Mr. Roe shall have Twenty Pounds bestowed upon him: And that the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies, sitting at Haberdashers-Hall, do forthwith pay the same accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Ordered, That the Trumpeter, and the Messenger, from Northampton, shall have Ten Pounds apiece bestowed upon them: And that the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies, sitting at HaberdashersHall, do forthwith pay the same accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Ordered, That Major Blundell, of Abingdon Garison, shall have One hundred Pounds bestowed upon him to buy him Two Horses; in Acknowledgment of his great Service, lately and formerly performed by him: And that the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies, sitting at Haberdashers-Hall, do forthwith pay the same accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Ordered, That Major Blundell shall have Thanks given him, in Acknowledgment of his good Services; and be injoined forthwith to repair to his Charge.

He was thereupon called in: And Mr. Speaker, by the Command of the House, gave him Thanks accordingly; and acquainted him, That the House had bestowed upon him One hundred Pounds, to buy him a Couple of Horses; and that Care was taken to send Monies speedily to Abingdon: And injoined him forthwith to repair to his Charge.

Ordered, That Colonel Washbourne shall have One hundred Pounds bestowed upon him, to buy him Two Horses; in Acknowledgment of his late and former Services: And that the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies, sitting at Haberdashers-Hall, do forthwith pay the same accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

The House being informed, That divers of the Assembly of Divines were at the Door;

They were called in: And Mr. Marshall presented a Petition, directed to this House, and intituled, "The humble Petition of the Assembly of Divines, now sitting, by Ordinance of Parliament, at Westminster:"

The which (they being withdrawn) was read: And

It is Resolved, &c. That, on Friday next, the House do take this Petition into Consideration, both concerning the Manner of the Coming of it in, and the Matter of it; and what is fit to be done upon it.

A Letter, to be sent from both Houses, to Sir Thomas Fairfax General, in Approbation of his prudent Carriage in gaining the Army and County of Cornewall, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Sir John Evelyn carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Orders for the Days of Thanksgiving for the City, and these Parts, and for the rest of the Kingdom: The Order for Continuance of the Ordinance for the Northern Association for a Month: The Order for Mr. Caryll and Mr. Peters to preach before both Houses at Christ's-Church, on the Day of Thanksgiving: The Order for a Committee of both Houses, to acquaint the City with the General's Letter; with the Articles for disbanding the Enemies Forces in the West; and with the several Successes of the Army this last Year.

He carried also to the Lords the Letter from Sir William Brereton; and the Two Letters from Colonel Birch, this Day read; and a Minute of a Letter to be sent to Sir Thomas Fairfax General.

The Letter, sent from the Lords, to be sent to the Prince, to invite him into the Parliament's Quarters, was this Day read.

The Question being put, Whether this House will agree with the Lords in the Letter to be sent to the Prince;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Mr. Holles, Sir Wm. Lewes, Tellers for the Yea:
With the Yea,
52.
Sir Arthur Hasterige,Mr. Reynolds, Tellers for the Noe:
With the Noe,
84.

So that the Question passed with the Negative.

Sir Arthur Haselrige, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Crewe, Mr. Nathanael Fiennes, Mr. Sollicitor, Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Marten, Mr. Lisle;

This Committee, or any Three of them, are appointed to meet this Afternoon at Three of the Clock, in the Queen's Court; and are to prepare a Letter to be sent to the Prince, according to the Vote of both Houses, to invite him into the Parliament's Quarters.

A Letter from Stow of the Woulds, of 21 Martii 1645, about Six in the Morning, from Sir William Brereton, Colonel Morgan, and Colonel Birch, concerning the Defeat given to the King's Forces under the Command of Sir Jacob Ashley, was this Day read.

Resolved, &c. That Major Hornehold shall have the Sum of One hundred Pounds bestowed upon him for his Pains in bringing this Letter from Sir Wm. Brereton, Colonel Morgan, and Colonel Birch; and for his good Service: And that the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies, sitting at Haberdashers-Hall, do pay the same accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Sir John Evelyn brings Answer from the Lords, That the Lords do agree to the Orders for a Day of Thanksgiving; to the Order for the Ministers that are to preach; and to the Place: They agree also to the Order for Continuance of the Ordinance for the Northern Association for a Month; and that a Committee do go into the City: They have appointed Twelve of their House to go; which are the same Committee which they formerly appointed to go into the City; and that the Day may be Thursday; and that the Committee may meet this Afternoon: And desire a proportionable Number of the Members of this House may be appointed to meet, and go into the City, on Thursday next, accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords, That a proportionable Number of the Members of this House be named, to join with the Lords, to go to the City on Thursday next, in the Afternoon; and to acquaint the City with the Letter from the General, and the Articles concerning the Disbanding of the Forces of the Enemy in the West, and with the several Successes of the Army this last Year. And

It is further Ordered, That the Members of this House, that were lately appointed to go into the City, be the said Committee; and to meet this Afternoon, as is desired.

Ordered, That Mr. Alderman Pennington do, from both Houses, desire the Lord Mayor, That a CommonCouncil may be warned to meet on Thursday next, in the Afternoon.

Ordered, &c. That the Report of the State of the Propositions, upon the last Paper from the Scotts Commissioners, be made To-morrow Morning, the first Business; notwithstanding any former Order.

A Letter from the Scotts Commissioners, from Worcester-House, of March 23 1646/5;, concerning the unknown Knight, and Robert Wright, was this Day read.

Mr. Lisle reported, from the Committee, an Answer to be given to the Scotts Commissioners, to their Desires concerning the unknown Knight, and Robert Wright: The which was read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent to the Scotts Commissioners, in a Letter inclosed from Mr. Speaker, as the Answer to the Scotts Papers and Desires concerning the unknown Knight, and Robert Wright:

IN Answer to your Lordships Desires to be satisfied, Who the unknown Knight was; it doth now appear unto us, That Sir Henry Cholmeley, a Member of the House of Commons, did, for his own Indemnity, and according to his Duty, acquaint Mr. Speaker, Mr. Pierrepont, Mr. Sollicitor, and Mr. Crew, That one Mr. Crompton, lately come out of Fraunce, had informed him, That he heard there, the French and Scotts were far gone on in a Treaty; and that the French were to pay them the Arrears the Parliament owed them: Which the said Mr. Crompton affirmed at the Bar in the House of Commons: And, as concerning Robert Wright, we can say no more than what we have already done in our former Answer; to which we refer ourselves.

An Ordinance for the Payment of Two thousand Pounds, with Interest, every Six Months, out of the Receipts of the Excise, in Course, for the Providing of Powder, Match, Bullet, and Cloaths, for the Garison of Hereford, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

An Ordinance for the Payment of Six thousand Pounds, in Course, with Interest, every Six Months, out of the Excise, towards the Payment of the present Officers of the Two Foot-Regiments of Gloucester, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Ordered, &c. That Mr. West, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.

Post Meridiem.

Ordered, &c. That a Warrant be issued, under the Hand of Mr. Speaker, to be directed to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, for the Issuing of a Writ, for the Election of a Burgess for the Town of Portsmouth, in the place of Mr. Goring, disabled to sit as a Member in this House during this Parliament.

Upon Mr. John Stephens his Report from the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall;

It is Resolved, &c. Whereas a Composition was accepted by this House for the Delinquency of one Horne, by the Name of Wm. Horne; and that his Name is, in Truth, Nicolas; and that he compounded by the said Name of Nicolas; that the Journal-Book be amended: And the Name Wm. put out; and Nicolas inserted, in the stead thereof.

Resolved, &c. Whereas, upon the Report of the Composition of Thomas Browne, the Fine accepted was Two hundred and Sixty Pounds; which Sixty Pounds was a Mistake in the said Report; that the said Sixty Pounds be abated; and the Journal amended; and altered from Two hundred and Sixty Pounds unto Two hundred Pounds: And that the Ordinance for his Discharge be brought in for Two hundred Pounds accordingly.

Mr. John Ashe reports, That, whereas the Fine of Six thousand Pounds was set and imposed by this House upon Mr. Nevill, for a Composition for his Delinquency, and for taking the Sequestration off from his Estate; the said Mr. Nevill doth submit to the said Fine, if the House shall please to include his eldest Son in the said Composition, who is also come in, their whole Estate not being above Three thousand Pounds per Annum, in which the Father hath only an Estate for Life, with the Reversion to his Son.

The Question being propounded, Whether Mr. Nevill's eldest Son should be admitted in the Fine of Six thousand Pounds with his Father; and to accept of the said Sum of Six thousand Pounds for the Discharge of the Delinquency of the Father and the Son, and for taking the Delinquency off from their Estates, not exceeding Three thousand Pounds per Annum;

The Question was put, Whether this Question should be now put, or no: And

It passed with the Affirmative.

And then the Question being put;

It is Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Six thousand Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Mr. Nevill, and of his eldest Son, and for taking the Sequestration off from the Estate of the said Mr. Nevill, and his said Son, not exceeding Three thousand Pounds per Annum: And that, upon Payment and Securing of the said Sum, an Ordinance be brought in for their Pardon and Discharge accordingly.

Ordered, &c. That the Lord Grey be referred to the Committee of Accompts; to state his Accompts, and cast up his Arrears, and what is due to him from the State.

Ordered, &c. That the Rule for Goldsmiths-Hall to go by, upon Composition with Delinquents, shall be those Rules that are set, by the House, upon the new Propositions for such as come in sithence the First of December.

Ordered, &c. That Sir John Packington be taken into Custody by the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House; and brought to the Bar To-morrow Morning.

A Letter from Colonel Morgan, from Cambden, of 22 Martii 1645, at Six of the Clock at Night, with a List, inclosed, of the Officers in Commission taken Prisoners at the Fight near Stowe in the * in Gloucestershire, was this Day read; and ordered to be forthwith printed.

Ordered, &c. That Mr. Watson, the Messenger, that brought this Letter, shall have the Sum of Twenty Pounds bestowed upon him for his Pains: And that the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies, sitting at Haberdashers-Hall, do forthwith pay the same accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Upon Mr. Stephens his Report of the State of the Case of George Porter Esquire, touching his Delinquency, the Manner of his Coming in, and his Estate;

It is Resolved, &c. That the Fine of One thousand Pounds, propounded by the Committee at GoldsmithsHall, for a Composition, for the Delinquency, and for taking the Sequestration off from the Estate, of George Porter Esquire, be remitted: And that an Ordinance be brought in, for a Pardon to him for his Delinquency, and for the Discharge of the Sequestration of his Estate, accordingly.

Upon the like Report of the State of the Case of Henry Harper, of the City of Chester, Gentleman;

It is Resolved, &c. That the Fine of Two hundred Pounds, propounded by the Committee at GoldsmithsHall, for a Composition for the Delinquency, and Discharge of the Sequestration of the Estate, of Henry Harper, of the City of Chester, Gentleman, be remitted: And that an Ordinance be brought in for a Pardon to him for his Delinquency, and for the Discharge of the Sequestration of his Estate, accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Eleven hundred Pounds of Sir Willoughby Hickman, of Gainsborough in the County of Lincolne, Knight, for a Fine, for his Delinquency, and for taking the Sequestration off from his Estate, which is Five hundred Eighty-five Pounds and Fourteen Shillings per Annum, of Lands of Inheritants, in Possession; and Forty Pounds per Annum, in Reversion: And his Offence, Adhering to the Enemies of the Parliament: And that, upon Payment thereof, or Satisfaction given for the same, an Ordinance be brought in for granting to him a Pardon and Discharge accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Twelve hundred Pounds, of Sir John Goodrick, of Hunsingore in the County of Yorke, Knight and Baronet, for a Fine, for his Delinquency: His Offence being, Bearing Arms against the Parliament: And for taking the Sequestration off from his Estate; which is, in Fee, in Possession, Six hundred Fifty-one Pounds Nineteen Shillings Eightpence per Annum, for Life; Twenty Pounds per Annum, in Reversion; in Fee, Two hundred and Thirty Pounds per Annum; and Eighty Pounds per Annum, in Expectancy, for Houses in London: Provided that he settle Forty Pounds per Annum upon the Curate of the Church of Hunsingore, and his Successors for ever: And that, upon Payment of the said Twelve hundred Pounds, or securing the same, and upon settling the said Forty Pounds per Annum, or giving Security to settle the same, as aforesaid, an Ordinance be brought in for granting a Pardon and Discharge of him accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That Thomas Stockdale Esquire, a Member of this House, shall have the Benefit of Sir John Gaodrick's Fine, being Twelve hundred Pounds, set upon him by this House for his Delinquency, according to former Orders, towards Satisfaction of his Losses for the Publick, being reported from the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall to amount to the Sum of Five thousand Two hundred and Sixteen Pounds: And that the Committee at GoldsmithsHall do pay unto the said Thomas Stockdale the said One thousand Two hundred Pounds accordingly.