House of Commons Journal Volume 4
24 July 1646

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 4: 24 July 1646', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 4: 1644-1646 (1802), pp. 625-628. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=23748 Date accessed: 23 July 2014.


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Die Veneris, 24 Julii, 1646.

Prayers.

REsolved, &c. That the Business informed of against Mr. Thorne, a Prisoner in Ely-House, be referred to the Committee of plundered Ministers: Who are forthwith to examine it; to take care to secure the Tythes in the mean time; and to put in godly Ministers to supply the Cures; and to report the whole Business, together with their Opinions, to the House, with all Speed.

Resolved, &c. That Fourscore Horse be maintained and kept up in the County of Bucks, at the Charge of the said County, under the Command of Major Thomas Chelbourne, for the Defence and Safety of the County: And that it be referred to Mr. West, Mr. Fountaine, Mr. Whitelock, and Mr. Scott, to consider what will be the Charge of maintaining this Force; and to bring in an Ordinance for the Raising of it upon the Country, with the greatest Abatement of the Charge, for the Ease of the Country, that might be.

A Letter from Colonel Bulstrode, from Ailesbury, of 22 Julii 1646, was this Day read. And

It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee Yesterday appointed concerning such as have adhered to the Enemy, and are come into the Parliament's Quarters, to examine the Particulars thereof; and to compose the Differences between the Gentlemen of the County of Bucks, if they can; if not, to report the Business to the House.

Sir Thomas Widdrington carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance for the Remainder of the Twenty thousand Pounds for Colonel-General Massie's Forces: An Ordinance for a Pardon to Mr. John Willoughby: An Ordinance for a Pardon unto Mr. Simon Degge, and others: An Ordinance for granting the Moiety of the Excise of the Northern Association to the Maintenance of the Forces and Garisons there: The Ordinance for continuing the Northern Association: The Ordinance for the Welch Ministers: An Ordinance for Seven hundred and Fifty Pounds out of the Excise, granted to the Isle of Ely: Two Orders for Appointing of Sheriffs; one for the County of Anglesey; and the other for the County of Caernarvon: And the Order for Twenty Pounds apiece for Two Messengers that brought the News of the Gaining of Worcester:-And was to press the Lords to expedite their Answer to the Message formerly sent to them, concerning Belfast in Ireland.

Ordered, That Mr. Exton, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country for Three Weeks.

Upon Mr. John Ashe's Report, from the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall, of the Cases and Ordinances of several Delinquents, who have made their Compositions with the said Committee;

It is Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Nine hundred and Thirty Pounds of Thomas Dove, of Upton in the County of Northampton, Esquire, for his Delinquency: His Offence is, Adhering to the Forces raised against the Parliament: His Estate, in Fee, Five hundred Fifty-and two Pounds per Annum; and One hundred and Sixty Pounds per Annum, for Four-and-twenty Years to come: Out of which Estate there issues Two hundred and Sixty Pounds per Annum; besides several other Charges by Mortgages, and otherwise.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Thomas Dove, of Upton in the County of Northampton, 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 Three thousand Four hundred Pounds of Thomas Williamson, of East-Markeham in the County of Nottingham, Esquire, for his Delinquency: His Offence is, Adhering to the Forces raised against the Parliament: His Estate, in Fee, is Nineteen hundred and Seventeen Pounds Nineteen Shillings per Annum, and One hundred and Forty Pounds per Annum for Life: Out of which Estate issues, in Annuities, Fee-farm Rents, &c. the Sum of Six hundred Twenty-nine Pounds per Annum.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Thomas Williamson, of East-Markeham in the County of Nottingham, 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 Four hundred Pounds of Ralph Davison, of Wyneard in the County of Durham, Gentleman, for his Delinquency: His Offence is, Bearing Arms against the Parliament: His Estate, in Fee, is Two hundred and Ten Pounds Six Shillings and Eight-pence per Annum; and a Lease, for Three Lives, of Sixty Pounds per Annum: Out of which Estate issues Seventy Pounds per Annum; and to his Mother * * *.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Ralph Davison, of Wyneard in the County of Durham, 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 Eleven hundred and Sixteen Pounds of Thomas Davison, of Blakiston in the Bishoprick of Durham, Esquire, for his Delinquency: His Offence is, Bearing Arms against the Parliament: And his Estate Seven hundred Pounds per Annum, in Fee-simple: Out of which issues, in Annuities, for One Life, Two hundred Eighty-andsix Pounds Six Shillings and Eight-pence per Annum.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Thomas Davison, of Blakiston in the Bishoprick of Durham, 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 Two hundred and Twenty Pounds of John Isles, of Stanwell in the County of Middlesex, Gentleman, for his Delinquency: His Offence is, Leaving his Dwelling, and going to Oxford: And his Estate, in Fee, Ninety-eight Pounds per Annum, and Twenty-three Pounds per Annum for Eighteen Years to come.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto John Isles, of Stanwell in the County of Middlesex, 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 Six hundred Pounds of Sir Nicolas Yarburgh, of Balne in the County of Yorke, Knight, for his Delinquency: His Offence is, Being a Commissioner of Array, and executing the said Commission: His Estate, in Fee, Two hundred Ninety-two Pounds and Three Shillings per Annum; and, in Reversion, Ten Pounds per Annum.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Sir Nicolas Yarburgh, of Balne in the County of Yorke, Knight, for his Delinquency, and for Discharge of his Sequestration, 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 and Twenty Pounds of Thomas Swinburne, of Butterby in the County of Durham, Esquire, for his Delinquency: His Offence is, Voluntary contributing to the Maintenance of the Enemies Garisons: His Estate, in Fee, Thirty Pounds per Annum; and, for several Terms to come, divers Parcels of Land, to the Value of Two hundred and Sixty Pounds per Annum.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon to Thomas Swinburne of Butterby in the County of Durham, 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 Three hundred and Sixty Pounds of James Fawcett, of Goswick in the County of Northumberland, Gentleman, for his Delinquency: His Offence is, Bearing Arms against the Parliament: And his Estate, in Fee, One hundred and Sixty Pounds per Annum; and Fifty-five Pounds per Annum for Eight hundred Sixty-four Years.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto James Fawcett, of Goswick in the County of Northumberland, 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 Three hundred and Twenty Pounds of Francis Cornewallis, of Beeston in the County of Norfolke, Esquire, for his Delinquency: His Offence is, Bearing Arms against the Parliament: And his Estate, in Fee, Two hundred Pounds per Annum: Out of which he pays, for One Life, Eighty Pounds per Annum.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Francis Cornewallis, of Beeston in the County of Norfolke, 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.

Sir John Clotworthy brings Answer, That the Lords will send Answer to the Message this Day sent to them, concerning Belfast in Ireland, by Messengers of their own.

Sir Thomas Widdrington brings Answer, That, as to the Ordinance concerning the Payment of Seven hundred and Fifty Pounds out of the Monies charged upon the Excise for the Isle of Ely, the Lords do agree: And, as to the other Ordinances and Particulars carried by him to their Lordships, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

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

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

Resolved, &c. That a Warrant be issued, under the Hand of Mr. Speaker, directed to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, for a Writ to be issued, for the Election of a Burgess for the Borough of Shoram in the County of Sussex, in the place of Mr. Marlott, deceased.

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

Ordered, That Sir John D' Avers, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.

Ordered, That the Two thousand Pounds, appointed for the Regiment of Reformadoes under the Command of Colonel Sanderson, be paid, by the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall, unto Mr. Scott, a Member of this House: And that the Committee of the Three Counties of Oxon, Bucks, and Berks, do state their Accompts.

And it is further Ordered, That the Members of this House that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, do take Order for the speedy Disbanding of the said Regiment, or for the Removing of them, as they shall see Cause.

Ordered, That the House do take into Consideration the Alum-Business, and the Bringing in the Arrears of the Court of Wards, on Wednesday Sevennight: And that the House do then likewise hear such other Reports, as shall be presented to them from the Committee of the Revenue.

A Letter from the General Sir Thomas Fairefax, from Forstall, of 15 Julii 1646, in favour of Sir John Pawlett, in the Matter of his Composition, was this Day read.

Ordered, &c. That the Lord Pawlett and Sir John Pawlett do perfect their Compositions at Goldsmiths-Hall before the First of August next, according to the Rule and Course observed there; or else, that the Sequestration of their Estates be laid on.

Mr. Reynolds carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance for Sale of Delinquents Estates: And was earnestly to press the Lords for their speedy Answer to this Ordinance.

Ordered, &c. That the Collection upon the next FastDay, 29 Julii 1646, in the several Churches and Chapels within London, Westminster, and Lines of Communication, be employed for Relief of the poor, distressed, and visited Places of the County of Devon: And that the Monies that shall be collected, on the said Fast-Day, in the Places aforesaid, be paid by the several Officers and Collectors of the said Monies, on Friday 31 Julii 1646, to such as the Committee of the West shall appoint to receive the same; to be distributed and employed, as the said Committee shall direct and appoint, for the Purposes aforesaid.

Ordered, &c. That, on Tuesday Morning next, the first Business, Mr. Holland do make his Reports concerning the maimed Soldiers, and Soldiers Widows.

Ordered, &c. That the Rainbow, the Ship formerly assigned for the Rear-Admiral, be called in.

Ordered, &c. That the humble Petition of the Stannaries within the County of Cornewall be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of the Revenue.

A Letter from the Queen of Bobemia, from the Hagh, of 14 Maii 1646, returning her Thanks to this House for the Consideration of her Wants, and Care of her present and future Subsistence, was this Day read.

Resolved, &c. That all the Garisons of Worcestershire be slighted, except the Garison of Worcester.

Resolved, &c. That all the Horse of the County of Worcester be disbanded, except One hundred.

Resolved, &c. That the Hundred Horse, that shall be kept and maintained in the County of Worcester, shall be commanded by Major Edward Smith, under the HighSheriff of the County for the Time being.

Mr. Reynolds brings Answer, That the Lords will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

The Question was propounded, Whether this House shall nominate Colonel William Liggon to be Governor of Worcester:

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

It passed with the Negative.

Ordered, &c. That the Sheriff, Sir George Booth, Mr. Manwaring, Mr. Stanley, and the rest of the Justices of Peace that were at the Sessions in Namptwich at the Time of the Mutinying there, do examine who were the prime Movers of that Mutinying; and certify their Names to this House; and, if they think fit, to send up some of the Chief of them to receive Punishment answerable to their Offences.

Ordered, &c. That the Commanders of the TrainedBands be assisting to the Justices of Peace and Governors of Chester and Namptwich, according to such Orders as they shall receive from them, for the suppressing these Mutinies, and preventing the like.

Ordered, &c. That it be referred to the Committee for the City of Chester, to consider of and prepare a Declaration to be published, for the Punishing of all such as shall gather together, in a mutinous Manner, to affront or oppose the Committees of Parliament, or other Persons employed by Parliament, in the Execution of their Places, and Performance of their Duties.

Ordered, &c. That, on Wednesday Sevennight, the House do consider of a Way for the Payment of the Pensions granted to the Princess Elizabeth, for her present Support.

Ordered, &c. That Mr. Francis Newport's Mother shall have Liberty to compound for her Husband's Estate: And that the Proceed of the Composition to be employed as was formerly appointed.

Ordered, &c. That Sir John Merrick, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go to the Waters, for the Recovery of his Health.

Ordered, &c. That Mr. Dunch be added to the Committee for Regulation of the University of Oxon.

Ordered, &c. That the Herefordshire Business be reported on Thursday next, from the Committee of both Kingdoms.

Ordered, &c. That Sir Wm. Counstable, a Member of this House, be referred to the Committee of Accompts; to state and certify his Accompts to this House.

Ordered, &c. That the Letter from the General, concerning the Breach of the Articles of Oxon, be read on Tuesday Morning next, the first Business.

Ordered, &c. That Edward Ayscoghe, John Wood, John Moseley, and Richard Dobson, Esquires, George Flower and Richard Brough Gentlemen, be nominated and appointed Commissioners for the Taking of the Accompts of all free Billet and Assessments imposed upon the County of Nottingham, for the Maintenance of the Scotts Army during their lying before Newarke.

Whereas by Order of the House of Commons, Mr. Francis Newport was referred, for his Fine and Compositions, for his Delinquency, to the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall; and likewise, by the said Order, the Fine, so set upon him, is ordered to be employed for the Use and Service of the County of Salop (no Part of which Fine the said Mr. Newport hath as yet paid): Now, for as much as the Forces of the said County cannot be disbanded without Satisfaction of some Part of their Arrears, it is this Day Ordered, by the Commons, assembled in Parliament, That the Committee of Goldsmiths-Hall do, upon their Credit, advance the Sum of Three thousand and Five hundred Pounds, towards the Payment of the Arrears, and Disbanding of the said Soldiers; for which the said Committee shall allow, to such Person as shall lend the said Sum, according to Eight Pounds per Centum for so long time as the same shall be unpaid: And the said Committee are hereby authorized to reimburse themselves the said Three thousand Five hundred Pounds out of the first Monies that shall be paid in to their Treasury, out of the said Mr. Newport's Composition.

And it is further Ordered, That the said Three thousand Five hundred Pounds, and the Residue of the said Fine which shall be due unto the said County, shall be paid unto Wm. Barkeley, Thomas Hunt, and John Corbett, or any Two of them: Who are hereby authorized to receive the same; and it to pay or return for the Disbanding of the said Forces, and satisfying the Debts of the said County, according to the Directions of the Committee of the said County.

And it is further Ordered, That a Receipt, under the Hands of the said Wm. Barkley, Thomas Hunt, and John Corbett, or any Two of them, shall be a sufficient Discharge unto the Treasurer of the Committee for Compositions, sitting at Goldsmiths-Hall, for the said Three thousand Five hundred Pounds, and such Monies as they shall receive for the said Mr. Newport's Composition.

Resolved, &c. That the House be adjourned till Tuesday next, at Eight of the Clock.

The House adjourned itself accordingly.