House of Commons Journal Volume 4
2 May 1646

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 4: 2 May 1646', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 4: 1644-1646 (1802), pp. 529-531. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=23683 Date accessed: 26 October 2014.


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Die Sabbati, 2 Maii, 1646.

Prayers.

Ordered, That, on Tuesday Morning next, the first Business, the Grand Committee of the House do sit, to take into Consideration the Ordinance concerning the Court of Wards, according to former Order.

Ordered, That the Receiver of the Court of Wards and Liveries do receive all Monies upon Bonds entered into, or due, before the late Vote or Ordinance passed both Houses, for taking away the said Court; and likewise all Rents due before the said Vote or Ordinance: And all Persons, who do owe any Monies or Rents, by Bond or otherwise, entered into or payable before the Date of the said late Vote or Ordinance, are hereby required to pay the said Rents and Monies unto the said Receiver: Who is hereby required and authorized to give such Acquittances and Discharges, as legally he ought or might to have done, if the said late Vote or Ordinance for taking away the said Court had not been passed. And

It is hereby further Ordered, That the said Acquittances or Discharges, so to be given by the said Receiver, as aforesaid, shall be good and sufficient in Law, to all Intents and Purposes, to all and every Person and Persons, which shall pay in any Rents, or other Monies, to the Receiver of the said Court, for every such Sum and Sums of Money, as shall be paid in by them, as aforesaid: And that the Parties, paying the same, shall be respectively saved harmless, and kept indemnified, for and by reason of the respective Rents, or Sums of Money, paid, or to be paid, in by them.

A Letter from Sir Thomas Fairfax General, of 30 Aprilis 1646, from Newbery; desiring, That the Lord Paulett might be looked on, not as in the highest and last Rank of Offenders, but as a Person capable of Mercy, and Composition for his Person and Estate; was this Day read.

The Question was propounded, Whether the Lord Paulett shall be admitted to his Composition, according to the Desires of the General:

And then the Question being put, Whether this Question shall be now put;

The House was divided.

The Noes went forth.

Sir Arthur Hesilrige, Tellers for the Noe: 71.
Sir Walter Erle, With the Noe,
Mr. Holles, Tellers for the Yea: 118.
Sir John Coke, With the Yea,

So as the Question passed with the Affirmative.

Resolved, &c. That the Lord Paulett shall be admitted to his Composition, according to the Desires of the General.

Sir Gilbert Gerard carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Order for Colonel Morgan to be Commander in Chief of the Forces in the County of Monmouth: The Order for Mr. Herbert to be Sheriff of the County of Monmouth: And an Order for him to be Captain of a Troop of Horse for the Service of the said County: The Order for Five thousand Pounds, out of Haberdashers-Hall, for Ireland: The Ordinance for passing a Pardon to Sir William Ford, for Discharge of his Delinquency and Sequestration: The Orders for the Days of Thanksgiving in the City, and Twenty Miles about, and in the several Counties: The Order for a Commission of Oyer and Terminer for Tryal of some of Major Babington's Troopers, now Prisoners at Leicester, for Murder, &c.: The Order for One thousand Pounds out of Haberdashers-Hall, for Helen Askwith, Widow: The Order for Colonel Andrew Lloyd to be Governor of the Castle of Bridgnorth: The Ordinance for Sale of the Earl of Worcester's Lands in the County of Middlesex, &c.: The Order for Fifty Pounds, out of Haberdashers-Hall, for Lieutenant-Colonel Fairfax: The Order for Captain Lawson to be Captain of One hundred Men at Scarborough: The Order for Three hundred and Fifty Pounds, out of Haberdashers-Hall, for the reduced Officers of the Lord Fairfax: The Ordinance for Two thousand Pounds, with Interest, out of the Excise, for the Inhabitants of the Town of Southampton: The Ordinance for taking the Accompts of the Officers late under the Lord Fairfax: The Ordinance concerning the Maintenance of Ministers: The Order for Eight hundred Pounds per Annum for the Bishop of Duresme: The Order concerning the Election of a Knight for Cheshire, notwithstanding there be no Chamberlain: The Order for Three thousand Pounds out of the Earl of Worcester's and one Mr. Hall's Woods, to be conferred upon William Herbert, of Colebrooke in the County of Monmouth, and Henry Herbert his Son, towards their Losses and Damages: The Order for Fifteen thousand Pounds, out of GoldsmithsHall, to the Scotts Army before Newarke: And the Ordinance for pardoning Mr. George Porter's Delinquency.

Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes was appointed to go to the Lords, to communicate the Prince of Wales his Letter, and the General's and Sir Ralph Hopton's Letters, to them.

He was also to acquaint the Lords, That this House had agreed to the Names to be added to the Committee of the County of Oxford: And carried to them, for their Concurrence, the Orders concerning the Imprisoning of the Duke of Richmond, and the Earl of Lindsey, and those who came into the Parliament's Quarters with them; and for sending them to Warwick-Castle.

Ordered, That Mr. Charles Pym be referred to the Committee of Accompts; to state and certify the State of his Arrears, as a Captain of a Troop of Horse in the Parliament's Service.

Ordered, That Sir William Constable, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country for Fourteen Days.

Ordered, That the Order for Leave to Martin Lumley Esquire, Son to Sir Martin Lumley, his Servant, and Two Horses, to go into France, be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

The Petition of the Mayor, Burgesses, and Inhabitants of Lyme-Regis in the County of Dorsett was this Day read.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall, to make such Composition with the Lord Pawlett, that the Corporation of the Town of Lyme-Regis may have Reparation, according to the former Vote of this House: And that the said Reparation be made to the said Corporation in Lands, to remain to the said Corporation for ever, as a Mark and Testimony of this House conferred upon them, for their Fidelity and Constancy to the Liberties of the Kingdom of England, and the true Protestant Religion.

Ordered, That the humble Petition of Dame Ellen Drake, late Wife of Sir John Drake, of Ashe in the County of Devon, Knight, be referred to the Examination and Consideration of the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall: And they are to hear Parties concerned, and the Witnesses; and to consider of some Way for the Petitioner's Reparation.

Ordered, That Colonel Ceely, late Governor of Lyme, be referred to the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall; to consider of his Losses and Damages; and of a Reparation and fit Recompence for his faithful Services to the Kingdom.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords, That the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland shall have Power, and is hereby enabled, to raise such Forces, as are already voted to be raised, for the Service of Ireland; and to give Commissions to the Officers of the said Forces.

Sir Gilbert Gerard brings Answer from the Lords, That, as to the Ordinance for Maintenance of Ministers; the Two Orders for Days of Thanksgiving in the City, and in the several Counties; the Ordinance for Two thousand Pounds, out of the Excise, for the Inhabitants of Southampton; the Order for the Five thousand Pounds for Ireland; the Order for Three thousand Pounds for Mr. Herbert, and his Father, out of the Earl of Worcester's and Mr. Hall's Woods; the Orders for Mr. Herbert to be Sheriff of the County of Monmouth; and to command a Troop of Horse there; the Order for Colonel Morgan to be Commander in Chief of the Forces of the County of Monmouth; they do agree: And, as to the rest, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Sir John Evelyn brings Answer from the Lords, That, to the Two Votes concerning the Imprisoning of the Duke of Richmond, the Earl of Lindsey, and those that came into the Parliament's Quarters with them; they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall; and doth accept of the Fine of Four thousand Pounds for the freeing Sir Thomas Liddall, of Newcastle upon Tyne, Baronet, from his Delinquency; and for the taking off the Sequestration of his Estate: He hath an Estate in Lands, for Life, Three hundred Seventy Pounds Ten Shillings per Annum; in Fee, a Hundred and Fifty Pounds per Annum; and, for One Life, in a Colliery, Six hundred Pounds per Annum: And that an Ordinance be passed for granting a Pardon to him for his Offence, and for Discharge of his Estate accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That no Papist, that hath been in Arms against the Parliament, shall compound for his Delinquency: And if, by chance, any such Composition shall be made, unknown to the House, that such a Person was a Papist at the Time of his Delinquency; such Composition shall be void.

Resolved, &c. That the Fines, tendered from Henry and Thomas Philpott, be rejected; and that they be not admitted to Composition, the House being certainly informed, That they were Papists at the Time of their Delinquency.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Two thousand Five hundred Pounds of Sir Thomas Wilbraham, of Woodly in the County of Chester, Baronet, for Discharge of his Delinquency; his Offence being, forsakeing his Dwelling, and residing in the Enemies Quarters; and his Estate, Twelve hundred and Fifty Pounds One Shilling and Eleven-pence per Annum, in Lands in Tail; in old Rents, Seventy-five Pounds Twelve Shillings and Fourpence; in Tythes, Sixty Pounds per Annum: Whereof he is Tenant for Life; Remainder to his Lady for Life; the Remainder to his First Son in Tail, and the Heirs Males of his Body; with divers Remainders over in Tail; the Remainder to the right Heirs of the said Sir Thomas Wilbraham: Out of which One hundred Fifty-three Pounds Twelve Shillings and Eight-pence is payable for ever, and Two hundred and Seventy Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence for Life: And that an Ordinance be passed for the granting a Pardon to him for his Offence, and for Discharge of his Estate accordingly.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Sir Thomas Wilbraham, of Woodhey in the County of Chester, Baronet, for his Delinquency, and for Discharge of the Sequestration of his Estate, 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 accept of the Sum of One hundred and Forty Pounds of Richard Atkins, of Tuffy in the County of Gloucester, Esquire, for a Fine, for the Discharge of his Delinquency; his Estate being all under Extent, except Forty Pounds per Annum in Fee, and One hundred and Thirty Pounds per Annum in Right of his Wife: Out of which Thirty Pounds per Annum is payable: And that an Ordinance be passed for the granting a Pardon to him for his Offence, and for Discharge of his Estate accordingly.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Richard Atkins, of Tuffy in the County of Gloucester, Esquire, for his Delinquency, and for Discharge of the Sequestration of his Estate, 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 accept of the Sum of Seven thousand Pounds of John Scroope, of Bolton in the County of York, Esquire, for Discharge of his Delinquency; his Estate being Three thousand Thirty-nine Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence per Annum, in Fee in Possession; old Rents per Annum, Three Pounds Seventeen Shillings and Ten-pence; and, in Reversion, Two thousand Three hundred and Forty Pounds per Annum: Fifteen hundred Pounds per Annum, of the Lands in Fee-simple, is demised, for Sixteen Years, for raising Portions for his Sisters: And that an Ordinance be passed for granting a Pardon to him for his Offence, and for Discharge of his Estate accordingly.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto John Scroope, of Bolton in the County of York, Esquire, for his Delinquency, and for Discharge of the Sequestration of his Estate, 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 News from Newark, of the Summons, and Answer thereto, sent into that Garison, shall have Ten Pounds bestowed upon him, and paid unto him by the Committee of Goldsmiths-Hall.

Ordered, That the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies, at Haberdashers-Hall, do forthwith advance and pay unto Captain Matthew Fann the Sum of Thirty Pounds; and unto Laurence Clerk the Sum of Twenty Pounds; that brought the Intelligence from Colonel Rainsborowe and Colonel Fleetwood, for their Pains and Service therein.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Ordered, That the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies, at Haberdashers-Hall, do forthwith advance and pay unto Colonel Coote, that brought the News from Bridgnorth, * Pounds.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Ordered, That Colonel Coote be referred to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, for some Employment in the Service of Ireland.

Ordered, That the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies, at Haberdashers-Hall, do forthwith advance and pay unto Captain Povey, upon Account, Fifty Pounds, to be accounted in Part of the Arrears due to him for his Service.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Ordered, That the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies, at Haberdashers-Hall, do forthwith advance and pay unto Mr. Brereton, the Messenger that brought the News of taking in Tutbury-Castle, the Sum of Twenty Pounds for his Pains.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Ordered, That the Ordinance for a Recompence of Mr. Scawen, for his good Service, be brought in and read on Tuesday Morning next, the first Business.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the County of Hants, to examine, Whether Mr. Henry Philpott and Mr. Thomas Philpott, or either of them, and which of them, are or were Popish Recusants at the Time of their or either of their becoming Delinquents to the Parliament; and to report the same to the House.