House of Commons Journal Volume 4
7 July 1646

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 4: 7 July 1646', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 4: 1644-1646 (1802), pp. 605-607. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=23738 Date accessed: 20 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Die Martis, 7 Julii, 1646.

Prayers.

AN Ordinance for charging the Sum of One thousand Pounds, with Interest for the same, to be paid out of the Receipts of the Excise every Six Months, 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.

Ordered, That the Letters from Litchfield be read Tomorrow Morning, the first Business.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Henry Harper, of the City of Chester, Gentleman, for his Delinquency, and for taking the Sequestration off from his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, re-committed.

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

It is Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Eleven hundred Twenty-and-six Pounds of Robert Villiers, of London, Esquire, for a Fine, for his Delinquency; his Estate, in Lands, in Fee, being Fiftynine Pounds per Annum in Possession; and, in Reversion, after One Life, Nine hundred Pounds per Annum; and also One hundred and Sixty Pounds per Annum more, for One Life: Out of which there is payable, for One Life, Fourteen Pounds per Annum; and, for Two Lives, the Sum of Thirty Pounds per Annum: Which Deductions are allowed of. And

It is Ordered, That an Ordinance be brought in for granting him a Pardon and Discharge accordingly.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Sir Willoughby Hickman, of Gainesborough in the County of Lincolne, Baronet, for his Delinquency, and for taking the Sequestration off from his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker shall have Power to grant Passes to such Soldiers, as by any Articles ought to have Passes to go beyond the Seas, upon a Certificate thereof from the Committee of Prisoners.

The Report of the Fine and Estate of Sir Humphry Tracy was made. And

It is Ordered, That it be re-committed; that they may be better certified of the true Value of his Estate.

And it is further Ordered, That it be referred to this Committee, to inquire after, and examine the Delinquency of Sir Humphry Tracie's Lady; and to report the same to the House.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of One thousand Six hundred and Ninety Pounds of Sir Humphry Mildmay, of Danberry in the County of Essex, Knight, for a Fine for his Delinquency; his Offence being, Deserting the Parliament, and residing in the Enemies Quarters: His Estate in Lands, in Fee, Sixty Pounds per Annum; in Fee-Tail, Five hundred and Sixty Pounds per Annum; and, in old Rents, Seventy-five Pounds per Annum, for One Life.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Sir Humphry Mildmay, of Danberry in the County of Essex, Knight, for his Delinquency, and for taking the Sequestration off from 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 Five hundred Thirty-and-seven Pounds of Charles Walley, of the City of Chester, Alderman, for a Fine, for his Delinquency; his Offence being, For being one of the Commissioners of Array in Chester, and living there since the same was put in Execution: His Estate, in Fee, being One hundred Thirty-five Pounds Fifteen Shillings per Annum; and Fifty-seven Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Fourpence per Annum, for Three Lives.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Charles Walley, of the City of Chester, Alderman, 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 Two hundred and Forty Pounds of John Jefferey, of Mapowder in the County of Dorsett, Esquire, for a Fine, for his Delinquency; his Offence being, Bearing Arms against the Parliament: His Estate, in Lands, in Fee, in the County of Dorsett, One hundred Pounds per Annum; and, in old Rents, Six Pounds Fourteen Shillings and Eight-pence.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto John Jefferey, of Mapowder in the County of Dorsett, Esquire, for his Delinquency, and for Discharge of the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Mr. Hill, Mr. John Stephens, Sir William Strickland, Mr. Grimston, Sir John Coke, Mr. Selden, Sir Christopher Yelverton, Mr. Pury, Mr. Gourdon, Mr. Weaver;

This Committee, or any Three of them, are to consider of some Declaration to be set forth, of the Opinion of this House, concerning such Ministers as are sequestrable, or have been sequestred, or turned out of their Livings, for any Delinquency or Scandal; that they shall not return to their Livings, or to any other, or exercise their Function in any Charge of Souls.

They are further to consider of a Declaration to forbid any Resort of any Delinquents to Newcastle; and to approve of what the Deputy-Mayor there hath done in the Hindering of those of that Condition to repair thither: They are herein to declare the Opinion of this House, touching the Articles of Oxford in this Point: And are to meet upon it this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Exchequer-Chamber.

And Mr. Gourdon and Mr. Weaver are to take care hereof.

Ordered, That the Ordinance for Reparation of Colonel Ceelye's Losses, Governor of Lyme, be read on Saturday Morning next.

Ordered, That Captain Johnston, who brought the Letter from the King, and other Letters from Newcastle, to both Houses of Parliament, shall have Twenty Pounds paid unto him forthwith, by the Committee at GoldsmithsHall.

Ordered, That the Committee concerning Chester Ordinance do sit this Afternoon.

Ordered, That Sir William Lewes, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country about his Occasions.

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

Sir Peter Wentworth carried to the Lords the Vote Yesterday passed, for a Message to go to the Lords, to hasten them to dispatch their Concurrence in the Votes, declaring, There is no further Use of the Scotts Army in this Kingdom, &c.

Sir Peter Wentworth brings Answer, That the Lords will take the Message carried by him into Consideration; and will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations, That Mr. Bradshaw, who hath been employed at that Committee, and done very great Service to the Parliament, shall have the Allowance of Two hundred Pounds per Annum, out of the Sequestrations, for his great Pains and Labour therein.

Sir Thomas Widdrington reports the Opinion of the Committee touching a Clause, sent from the Lords, and desired by the Scotts Commissioners to be added to the Thirteenth Proposition, or some other Part of the Propositions, touching Conservation of the Peace; viz. "That the same Course be held for the Conservation of the Peace between the Two Kingdoms, in relation to the Peace to be made upon the Propositions to be now sent unto his Majesty, as was provided and agreed upon by the Articles of the large Treaty."

And the Question being put, Whether this House would agree with the Lords in the Addition of this Clause, in manner as is desired;

It passed with the Negative.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, That the Conservators of the Peace, nominated by both Houses, be added to the End of the Fifteenth Proposition, after the Word "Treaties;" viz. "And that Algernoone Earl of Northumberland, Earl of Rutland, Earl of Pembroke, Earl of Essex, Earl of Lincolne, Earl of Suffolke, Earl of Warwicke, Earl of Manchester, Earl of Stanford, Lord Dacres, Lord Wharton, Lord Willowby, Lord North, Lord Hunsdon, Lord Grey, Lord Howard of Estrick, Lord Bruce, Ferdinando Lord Fairefax, Mr. Nathanael Fynes, Sir Wm. Armyn, Sir Philip Stapleton, Sir Henry Vane senior, Mr. Wm. Pierrepont, Sir Edward Aiscough, Sir Wm. Strickland, Sir Arthur Haselrig, Sir John Fenwick, Sir Wm. Brereton, Sir Thomas Widdrington, Mr. John Toll, Mr. Gilbert Millingtou, Sir Wm. Constable, Sir John Wray, Sir Henry Vane junior, Mr. Henry Darley, Oliver St. John Esquire his Majesty's Sollicitor-General, Mr. Denzell Holles, Mr. Alexander Rigby, Mr. Cornelius Holland, Mr. Samuel Vassall, Mr. Peregrine Pelham, John Glyn Esquire Recorder of London, Mr. Henry Martin, Mr. Alderman Hoyle, Mr. John Blackeston, Mr. Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Richard Barwis, Sir Anthony Irby, Mr. Ashhurst, Mr. Bellingham, Mr. Tolson, Members of both Houses of the Parliament of England, shall be the Commissioners for the Kingdom of England, for Conservation of the Peace between the Two Kingdoms, to act according to the Powers in that Behalf expressed in the Articles of the large Treaty, and not otherwise."

Sir Robert Harley went to the Lords, to desire a Conference, concerning the last Paper from the Scotts Commissioners, concerning the Propositions, and the Instructions to those who are to carry them.

He carried with him to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance for One thousand Pounds, and Interest, out of the Excise, for the Garison of Portsmouth; and the Ordinance for Three thousand Pounds for the County of Worcester.

Ordered, &c. That Sir Gilbert Pickering, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.

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

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

Ordered, &c. That Thursday next be set apart for hearing Reports and Ordinances from the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall: And Mr. Speaker is to put the House in mind hereof; and no other Business to intervene.

Resolved, &c. That Sir John D'Anvers shall be excused from going with the Propositions to be now sent to his Majesty for a safe and well-grounded Peace.

Resolved, &c. That Mr. Robert Goodwyn shall be one of the Members of this House, that shall go with the Propositions to be now sent to his Majesty.

Ordered, &c. That, in the Order for giving an Allowance to the Lord Powis, for his Subsistence in Prison, these Words be added; viz. "since the Time of his Imprisonment."

Sir Robert Harley brings Answer, That the Lords will grant a Conference To-morrow Morning at Ten of the Clock, in the Painted Chamber, concerning the Propositions, and the Instructions for those that are appointed to go with them, as is desired: And, as to the Two Ordinances, they do agree.

Sir Thomas Widdrington, Sir Henry Vane junior, Mr. Pierrepont, Mr. Sollicitor, are appointed Managers of this Conference.

Ordered, &c. That it be referred to the Committee appointed Yesterday to prepare Instructions for the Gentlemen that are to go with the Propositions, with the Addition of Mr. Thorpe, Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Hill, Sir John Evelyn of Surry, to peruse the Propositions, when they shall be ingrossed, before they be sent away, to prevent any Omissions or Mistakes in them.

Ordered, &c. That the Business concerning Ireland be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning, next after the Northern Business; and nothing to intervene.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page;

The Lords have commanded us to deliver you this Paper: It comes from the General Assembly at Edenborough. The Lords have thought fit to add the Marquis of Argile to be one of the Assembly of Divines here, in the place of the Lord *; to which they desire your Concurrence.

The Paper was twice read; and was from the General Assembly in Scotland, dated ultimo Junii 1646, at Edenburgh, giving Authority to the Marquis of Argile to join with the remaining Commissioners for the Church of Scotland at London, to prosecute the Treaty for Uniformity with the Parliament or Assembly of Divines here.

Resolved, &c. That this House will return Answer to this Message by Messengers of their own.

Resolved, &c. That the Marquis of Argile be admitted to the Assembly of Divines here.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Sir Henry Mildmay is appointed to carry it to the Lords.

Answer returned by the same Messengers;

The House hath considered your Message; and will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Instructions for Philip Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, * Earl of Suffolke, and Sir Walter Erle Knight, Sir John Hippesley Knight, Robert Goodwyn Esquire, Luke Robinson Esquire, or any Three of them, appointed Committees of both Houses of the Parliament of England, to join with the Commissioners of the Kingdom of Scotland, to present to the King's Majesty the Propositions for a safe and well-grounded Peace; and to receive his Majesty's Answer thereunto.

YOU, or any Three of you, are forthwith to repair to the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne, or to such other Place within the Kingdom of England, where his Majesty shall be; and there to observe the Instructions following:

You, or any Three of you, shall there present to the King, from the Lords, and Commons, assembled in the Parliament of England, the Propositions herewith delivered unto you for a safe and well-grounded Peace, agreed upon by the Two Houses of the Parliament of England, and by the Commissioners of the Kingdom of Scotland.

You, or any Three of you, are to desire, from the King, his positive Answer and Consent to the said Propositions.

You are to return, with all Diligence and Speed, to the Parliament at Westminster, as soon as you shall have received the said Answer, from his Majesty. In Expectation of the said Answer, you are not to make Stay at Newcastle, or at such other Place where you shall find the King, above the Space of Ten Days next after your Arrival at Newcastle, or such other Place, as aforesaid; but, the said Time of Ten Days being expired, you are forthwith, without any Delay, to return to the Parliament of England, to give them an Account of your Proceedings.