House of Commons Journal Volume 4
9 July 1646

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 4: 9 July 1646', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 4: 1644-1646 (1802), pp. 609-612. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=23740 Date accessed: 29 July 2014.


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Die Jovis, 9 Julii, 1646.

Prayers.

ORdered, That, next after the Reports of GoldsmithsHall, the Letter from the Committee of Litchfield shall be read.

Mr. John Ashe reports, from the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall, several Compositions and Ordinances for Discharge of the Sequestrations of Delinquents.

Resolved, &c. That Colonel Samuel Sandys, who hath been a Member of this House, upon the Desires and Engagements of Colonel-General Thomas Morgan, shall have the Fine, for his Delinquency, mitigated to the Sum of Two thousand and Ninety Pounds: And that this House doth accept of the said Sum of Two thousand and Ninety Pounds for a Fine, for his Delinquency; his Estate, in Fee, being One thousand and Forty Pounds; an Estate, in Fee, in Right of his Wife, One hundred Fifty-seven Pounds per Annum; and One hundred Seventy-eight Pounds per Annum for Life: His Offence, Bearing Arms against the Parliament.

Resolved, &c. That the Moiety of the Fine, reported from the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall, for Discharge of the Delinquency of Mr. Stephen Anderson, in respect of the Desires and Engagements of Colonel-General Thomas Morgan, be abated, the Sum being brought in at Two thousand Eight hundred and Ninety Pounds.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Fourteen hundred Forty-five Pounds of Mr. Stephen Anderson, for a Fine, for his Delinquency; his Offence being, Living in the Enemies Quarters, and being a Commissioner of Array; and his Estate, in Fee, in Possession, Nine hundred Fifty-four Pounds Seven Shillings and Eight-pence; in Fee-Tail, Five hundred Twenty-nine Pounds One Shilling per Annum; in Reversion, after Five-and-twenty Years, Three hundred Twenty-one Pounds per Annum; and, after One Life, One thousand Pounds per Annum: Out of which is issuing, for ever, Five hundred Sixty-one Pounds Nineteen Shillings per Annum; for One Life, Thirteen Pounds Six Shillings Eight-pence per Annum; and, for Two Lives, Forty Pounds per Annum.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Four hundred Pounds of Thomas Sackvile, of Seddlescombe in the County of Sussex, Esquire, for a Fine, for his Delinquency; his Offence being, Bearing Arms against the Parliament; his Estate Three hundred Pounds per Annum, in Fee; Two Parts whereof is settled by his Father, by Will, for the Payment of Debts and Legacies, and bringing up Five of his Brothers and Sisters; and One hundred and Fifty Acres of Coppice-Woods, which are of a young Growth, and settled in the same Manner.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Thomas Sackvile, of Seddlescombe in the County of Sussex, Esquire, for his Delinquency, and for taking the Sequestration off 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 Pounds of John Willoughby, of Payhenbury in the County of Devon, Esquire, for a Fine, for his Delinquency; his Offence being, Assisting the Sheriff of the said County in raising Forces against the Parliament; his Estate, for Life, in old Rents, Sixty-four Pounds per Annum; in Demesne, of the Manors of Farway, Whitewell, Seaton, and Sherford, in the County of Devon, for Life, Two hundred Fifty-nine Pounds per Annum; in other Lands, Eighteen Pounds per Annum; and a personal Estate of Three hundred and Eighty Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto John Willoughby, of Payhenbury in the County of Devon, 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.

Upon the Report of the Delinquency and the Estate of John Rives, of Hanford in the County of Dorsett, Esquire, a Barrister at Law;

It is Ordered, That the said Report be re-committed.

Upon Report of the Delinquency and the Estate of Francis Cavendish, of Dovebridge in the County of Darby, Esquire;

It is Ordered, That the said Report be re-committed.

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

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

Ordered, That Mr. Sollicitor shall have Leave to go to the Bath, for the Recovery of his Health.

Ordered, That Sir Thomas Widdrington, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.

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

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

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Two thousand Pounds of Thomas Bennet, of Pitthowse in the County of Wilts, Esquire, for a Fine, for his Delinquency; his Offence being, Bearing Arms with the Clubmen, and sitting with the Judges at Salisbury, upon an illegal Commission, for Tryal of such as adhered to the Parliament; his Estate, in Lands, Six hundred Sixty-nine Pounds per Annum; whereof Twenty-five Pounds Twelve Shillings and Four-pence is in old Rents; and the Reversion thereof is settled upon his Son, Ten Years since, upon his Marriage; and in Lands, for Two-and-twenty Years to come, Thirty-nine Pounds Six Shillings and Eight-pence per Annum: Out of which there is yearly issuing the Sum of One hundred Ninety-three Pounds per Annum.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Three hundred Pounds of Matthew Davyes, of Shaftsbury in the County of Dorsett, Esquire, for a Fine, for his Delinquency; his Offence being, That he was a Member of this House, and deserted the Parliament, &c.; an Estate, for Life, of Ninety Pounds per Annum; of Lands of Inheritance, Five Pounds per Annum; Fourteen Pounds per Annum for Ninety-nine Years; Five Pounds per Annum for Five Years to come; and Goods, to the Value of Seventeen Pounds and Twelve Shillings.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Seventy-eight Pounds of John Sandys, of Lanham in the County of Nottingham, Gentleman, for a Fine, for his Delinquency: His Offence is, That he hath been in Arms against the Parliament; and he hath an Estate of Fiftytwo Pounds Three Shillings and Four-pence per Annum, for Three Lives, in the Counties of Nottingham and Lincolne.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Six hundred Thirty-five Pounds of John Young, of Durnford in the County of Wilts, Gentleman, for a Fine, for his Delinquency: His Offence is, That he hath been in Arms against the Parliament; and his Estate, in Lands, in Fee, to the Value of Two hundred and Forty Pounds per Annum; in old Rents, Eighteen Pounds per Annum; and in Reversion, after One Life, Fifty-five Pounds per Annum: Out of which an Annuity of Thirty Pounds per Annum is issuing.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Five hundred and Two Pounds of Valence Sachwerell, of Newhall in the County of Warwick, Esquire, for his Delinquency: His Offence is, Residing in the Enemies Quarters, and adhering to them; his Estate, in Fee, in the County of Warwick, One hundred Forty-six Pounds Six Shillings and Eight-pence; and Two hundred and Thirty Pounds Eighteen Shillings and Four-pence: Out of which a Fee-Farm Rent of Five Pounds Twelve Shillings and Six-pence is payable.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept from Thomas Jarvis, of Brewton in the County of Somersett, Gentleman, the Sum of Eighty-five Pounds, for a Fine, for his Delinquency: His Offence is, That he was taken amongst the Clubmen, and raised Monies for the Enemy: His Estate, in Lands, for Three Lives, is Eight Pounds per Annum; and Eight Pounds Sixteen Shillings and Eight-pence per Annum; and Six Pounds per Annum, in Fee-Simple: Out of which issues Two Pounds Seventeen Shillings per Annum.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Twenty Pounds of William Cooke, of Beeston in the County of Yorke, Yeoman, for a Fine, for his Delinquency: His Offence is, That he hath been in Arms against the Parliament; and hath an Estate, in Fee, of Seven Pounds and Ten Shillings per Annum, in Possession; and Six Pounds per Annum, in Reversion.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Seven hundred Forty-and-six Pounds of Sir Richard Wingfield, of Tickencoate in the County of Rutland, Knight, for a Fine, for his Delinquency: His Offence is, That he hath been in Arms against the Parliament; and his Estate, in Fee, in Possession, Three hundred Thirty-seven Pounds per Annum; in Fee, in Reversion, One hundred and Eighty Pounds per Annum; Ninety Pounds per Annum for Five Years to come: Out of which Estate One hundred Seventeen Pounds Eleven Shillings and Five-pence per Annum, for Life, and a Rent-Charge of Twenty Pounds per Annum, for ever, is payable.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Two hundred Twenty-and-three Pounds of Wheathill Awdley, of Woodhurst in the County of Huntingdon, Gentleman, for a Fine, for his Delinquency: His Offence is, Accompanying the Sheriff of that County in carrying the Plate from Cambridge to the King, and deserting his Habitation: His Estate, in Lands, for Three Lives, is One hundred and Sixty Pounds per Annum: Out of which he pays Eleven Pounds per Annum.

Upon the Report of the Delinquency and the Estate of Hubert Hussey, of Sidling in the County of Dorsett, Esquire;

It is Ordered, that the said Report be re-committed.

Resolved, &c. That Mr. Marshall, the Minister, be desired to go along and accompany the Committee of both Houses, appointed to go with the Propositions to the King.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Ordered, That the Sum of Five hundred Pounds be forthwith paid, by the Committee for the Revenue, unto such as the Committee of both Houses, appointed to go with the Propositions to the King, shall authorize to receive the same; for the Defraying of the necessary Charges of the said Committee, and of their Attendants, in their Journey.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Three thousand and Six hundred Pounds of Thomas May, of Rawmeere in the County of Sussex, Esquire, for a Fine, for his Delinquency: His Offence is, That he was a Member of this House, and had the Command of a Troop of Horse against the Parliament: His Estate is Three hundred and Nine Pounds per Annum, in Fee; One hundred and Seventy Pounds, for Two Lives: Out of which several Rent-Charges and Annuities are payable.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Thomas May, of Rawmeere in the County of Sussex, 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.

The House taking notice of the great and faithful Services done to this Parliament by Colonel-General Edward Massie, and to the whole Kingdom; and that he was returned to serve as a Member in this Parliament;

It was Ordered, That he have the Thanks of this House for his said good Services.

And Mr. Speaker, by Command of the House, gave him Thanks accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of One hundred and Seventeen Pounds of Anthony Kent, of the City of Lincolne, Gentleman, for a Fine, for his Delinquency: His Offence is, Bearing Arms against the Parliament: His Estate, Forty-three Pounds Six Shillings and Eight-pence per Annum, in Fee; and One-and-thirty Pounds per Annum, for Thirty Years: Out of which Nine Pounds per Annum is payable.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Anthony Kent, of the City of Lincolne, Gentleman, 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 Four thousand Pounds of Ralph Cole, late of Newcastle, Alderman, for a Fine, for his Delinquency: His Offence is, Approving the Sending of a Governor by the King to Newcastle; joining with the Earl of Newcastle; being a Commissioner of Array; bearing Arms himself; arraying the Inhabitants of that Town, and compelling them to carry Arms; complying in the Taking away of the Lives of some, disfranchising others, burning and pulling down many Houses, and sinking Ships in the Harbour there; and other like Offences: His Estate, Seven hundred Ninety-five Pounds, for Fifteen Years; One hundred and Fifty Pounds per Annum, for One-and-twenty Years; Fifty Pounds per Annum, for Two Lives, in a Colliery; and Two thousand Seven hundred and Seventy Pounds personal Estate: Out of all which Estate there is issuing Forty-four Pounds Six Shillings Eight-pence per Annum, for a Fee-Farm Rent to the Crown; and Thirteen Pounds Three Shillings and Four-pence per Annum, for other Rents.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of One thousand Pounds of Thomas Warre, of Ilmister in the County of Somersett, Esquire, for a Fine, for his Delinquency: His Offence is, That he was a Commissioner for Sequestrations employed by the Enemy, and raised Contributions for the Maintenance of their Forces: His Estate, in Fee, in Possession, Twenty Pounds per Annum; in old Rents, Nine Pounds Ten Shillings per Annum; for Life, Twelve Pounds per Annum: Out of which Estate he pays to his Mother, during her Life, Fifty Pounds per Annum: There is also, in Money, in the Hands of Edward Popham Esquire, the Sum of One thousand Pounds, which, upon his Marriage, was assigned over to Sir Robert Pye, in Trust; and Two thousand Pounds more, of his Wife's Portion, to be laid out in Lands to be settled upon Mr. Warre and his Wife.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Thomas Warre, of Ilmister in the County of Somersett, Esquire, for his Delinquency, and for discharging 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 Three hundred Sixty-and-eight Pounds of Philip Westlye, of Grimesby in the County of Lincolne, Gentleman, for a Fine, for his Delinquency: His Offence is, Bearing Arms against the Parliament: His Estate, Two hundred and Two Pounds per Annum, in Fee: Out of which, Seventeen Pounds and Four Shillings per Annum is payable.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Philip Westlye, of Grimesby in the County of Lincolne, Gentleman, 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 Six hundred Pounds of John Werden of Chester, and of Robert Werden his Son and Heir, for their Fines, for their respective Delinquencies: The Offence of the Father is, That he was a Commissioner of Array in Chester: The Offence of the Son is, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: The Estate, to the Father, and his Heirs, in Tail, is Two hundred Forty-two Pounds per Annum; One hundred and Fifty Pounds per Annum, for Two Lives; Five Pounds per Annum, for One Life; and Twenty Pounds per Annum, for Ten Years to come; and Ten Pounds more per Annum, for his Life, and his Son's: Out of all which Estate there is issuing One Annuity of Thirty Pounds per Annum, for One Life; Eight Pounds Fourteen Shillings Quit-Rent; and Nineteen Pounds Three Shillings and Four-pence per Annum, out of his Estate of One hundred and Fifty Pounds per Annum, for Two Lives.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto John Werden, of the City of Chester; and unto Robert Werden, his Son and Heir Apparent; for their respective Delinquencies, and for Discharge of the Sequestration of their Estates; was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Upon the Report of the Composition and Estate of Stephen Thompson, of Humbleton in the County of Yorke, Gentleman;

It is Ordered, That the said Report be re-committed: And that Mr. Thorpe, Mr. Luke Robinson, and Sir William Strickland, be added to the Committee of GoldsmithsHall, as to this Business: And they are to take a Course for the Settling of the Castle of Scarborough in the Parliament; and of the Impropriation upon the Church, for the Maintenance of a Preaching Minister there.

Sir Robert Pye went to the Lords, to desire them to hasten their Answer to the Vote, declaring, There is no further Use of the Scotts Army in this Kingdom; to hasten the Propositions; to hasten their Answer for a Publick Thanksgiving to be kept on Tuesday next, within the Lines of Communication, and Ten Miles thereof, for Reducing of Oxon; and, on Tuesday come Sevennight, through the Kingdom.

He likewise carried Sir Willoughby Hickman's Ordinance for Pardon of his Delinquency.

Ordered, &c. That the Business of the Elections in the County of Cornewall, and in other Parts of the Kingdom, be taken into Consideration on Wednesday next, according to the former Order.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth Approve and Order, That the Duke of Yorke do come to St. James-House; and that the Earl of Northumberland do receive and entertain him, with the rest of the King's Children there, until further Order.

Resolved, &c. That, as soon as the Duke of Yorke shall come to St. James-House, all such Servants as shall come with him from Oxford, be immediately discharged; and shall not be admitted to attend upon him.

Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee for the King's Childrens Family, to consider of sitting Persons to be attendant on the Duke of Yorke; and report the Names of them, to be approved of by this House.

Resolved, &c. That it be specially recommended to the Committee of the King's Childrens Family, to consider of the Servants of the Prince's Family, who are wellaffected to the Parliament, and have remained here, and were lately discharged upon the Reducement of the Family, to be employed to attend upon the Duke of Yorke; and to report their Names to this House, for their Approbation.

Ordered, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of the King's Revenue, and the Committee of the King's Children, to consider together, for regulating the Expences and Affairs of the King's Childrens Family, in such manner, as that regard may be had to the Condition of these Times.

Ordered, &c. That Six hundred Pounds be forthwith advanced, by the Committee of the Revenue, to the Earl of Northumberland, or such as he shall appoint, for Providing of Diet, Apparel, Linen, Coach and Horses, and other Necessaries, for the Duke of Yorke, until further Order shall be taken for a Settlement for him.

Mr. Recorder, Sir Jo. Evelyn of Wiltes, Colonel Charles Fleetwood, Mr. Martin, Mr. Sandys, Mr. Holland, Mr. Blakeston, Mr. Gourdon, Mr. Morley, Sir Tho. Wroth, Mr. Francis Allen;

This Committee, or any Three of them, are this Afternoon to examine the Matter of Fact concerning the Imprisonment and Commitment of Lieutenant-Colonel John Lilbourne: And have Power to send for the Keeper of the Prison, where he is now Prisoner; and report the whole Business, To-morrow Morning, to the House.

Sir Thomas Wroth went to the Lords, to desire a Conference concerning the Business touching the Rendition of Belfast, so soon as may stand with their Lordships Conveniency: And to desire their Concurrence, for the sending into Ireland the Two Regiments of Colonel Moore and Colonel Fenwick: And that the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland may have Power to grant Commissions accordingly.

Sir Robert Pye brings Answer, That the Lords do agree, That Mr. Marshall be desired to go along with the Committees appointed to go to the King with the Propositions: As for the Propositions, they are now in Consideration of them; and will send Answer by Messengers of their own; and likewise to the other Messages.

Ordered, &c. That all such Persons as have presented their Petitions at Goldsmiths-Hall, or agreed to their Compositions, and shall not come in before the First of August next, and prosecute their Compositions to Effect, shall lose the whole Benefit of the Favour intended by their Composition, and be reputed among those that still stand out, and have not rendered themselves to the Parliament.

This to be forthwith printed and published: And that the Care hereof be referred to the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall.

Sir Thomas Wroth brings Answer, That the Lords will give a Meeting, at a Conference, as is desired, presently, in the Painted Chamber: And that the Regiments of Colonel Moore and Colonel Fenwick, shall be transported into Ireland: And that the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland do grant Commissions accordingly.

A Letter from the Committee before Lichfeild Leaguer, of 22 Junii 1646, was this Day read; representing the Necessities of their Forces there.

Ordered, upon the Question, That Five thousand Pounds shall be allowed and granted to the Committee before Lichfeild Leaguer, upon Account, for the Discharge of their Engagements, and the better carrying on that Service: And that this Five thousand Pounds be raised out of the Sale of the Estates of Sir Robert Owsley, and George Warner, of Wolston, Esquire, and employed for the Service aforesaid: And the Committee is hereby authorized to make Sale of so much of the Estates of the said Sir Robert Owsley and George Warner, as shall raise this Five thousand Pounds.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Mr. Swynfen is appointed to carry it to the Lords.

Ordered, upon the Question, That all the Monies lately discovered belonging to Doctor Hicks, late Dean of Lichfeild, not exceeding Fifteen hundred Pounds, shall be paid, upon Account, to the Committee before Lichfeild; to be employed for the more effectual carrying on that Service.

Ordered, &c. That the Petition of the English Officers be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning.

Ordered, &c. That the Report concerning Chester be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning.

Ordered, &c. That Sir Wm. Brereton do go down into the Country, to give his best Assistance there to the carrying on the Affairs of the Siege before Lichfield, and of the Country.

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

The Lords have commanded us to put you in mind of a Letter, which they formerly sent unto you, which came from Sir Thomas Fairefaxe to the Committee of Revenue, in relation to the present Condition of the Duke of Yorke; which they hear is very mean, far below his Birth and Quality: They desire you would take it into speedy Consideration; and that Monies may be speedily sent unto him, for his Subsistence: Likewise, they have appointed one of their Lordships House to go to Greenwich Tomorrow, to receive the French Ambassador; and desire, that you would send a proportionable Number of your House to do the like, if you think fit:-The Ordinance for the Payment of the Northern Forces: It came from you; and they have agreed unto it, with these Alterations:-An Order for the Displacing of the Clerk of the Peace for Norfolke; to which they desire your Concurrence:-This Case of Mr. Wolfe's, which they think fit to refer to the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations; to which they desire your Concurrence, They desire a Conference, by Committees of both Houses, concerning the Propositions for Peace, presently, in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand with your Conveniency.

Mr. Holles, being named for one of the Members of this House to go to Greenwich to receive the French Ambassador, desiring to be excused, he was accordingly excused.

Resolved, &c. That Sir Henry Mildmay and Sir Peter Wentworth be nominated and appointed to go to Greenwich, to receive the French Ambassador.

Sir John Clottworthy, Mr. Corbett, Sir Robert Harley, Sir John Curson, are appointed Managers and Reporters of this Conference.

Whereas George Parker Esquire, late Clerk of the Assizes for Norffolke Circuit, hath been in actual War against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons, in Parliament assembled, do hereby Order and Declare, That the said Office is become absolutely void, as if the said George Parker were naturally dead.

Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House hath considered their Lordships Message: And, as to the Ordinance for removing George Parker from his Place of Clerk of the Assizes of Norffolke Circuit, they do agree: And have appointed Two of their Members to go to Greenwich, to receive the French Ambassador: As to the rest, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Mr. Morley, Mr. Boynton, Mr. Allen, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Armyn, Sir John Curson, Mr. Purefoy, Mr. Holles, Mr. Harbert Hay, Mr. Gourdon, Sir Arth. Haselrige, Mr. Gell, Sir Tho. Dacres, Sir Thomas Wroth;

This Committee, or any Three of them, is appointed to meet this Afternoon, at such Place as they shall appoint, to examine the Information, this Day given in, concerning an Affront done to Mr. Bosevile, a Member of this House, by one Meysey and one Sheppard, now Prisoners in the Gatehouse, and other their Misdemeanors, reflecting upon the Honour of this House.

Colonel John Moore reports the Amendments to the Ordinance for Payment of Four thousand Pounds to the Scotts Officers: The which were read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and the Ordinance, so amended, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.