House of Commons Journal Volume 4
10 September 1646

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 4: 10 September 1646', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 4: 1644-1646 (1802), pp. 663-665. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=23774 Date accessed: 20 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Die Jovis, 10 Septembris, 1646.

Prayers.

Ordered, That Mr. Prideaux, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country for Ten Days.

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

Ordered, That Sir William Waller do, from this House, give Thanks to Mr. Obadiah Sedgewick, for the great Pains he took in the Sermon preached by him, at the Intreaty of this House, on Tuesday last, at St. Margaret's, Westminster, it being a Day of Publick Thanksgiving; and desire him to print his Sermon: And he is to have the like Privilege in Printing of it, as others in the like kind have usually had.

Ordered, That Mr. Blakiston do, from this House, give Thanks unto Mr. Thomas Goodwyn, for the great Pains he took in the Sermon preached by him, at the Intreaty of this House, on Tuesday last, at St. Margaret's, Westminster, it being a Day of Publick Thanksgiving; and desire him to print his Sermon: And he is to have the like Privilege in Printing of it, as others in the like kind have usually had.

Ordered, That Sir Robert Harley do move the Lords to pass the Ordinance for continuing the Committee and Treasurers of the Army.

Ordered, That the Ordinance concerning Sir Francis Knollys be read To-morrow Morning, the first Business.

Ordered, That Colonel Whalley's Petition be read Tomorrow Morning.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Foreign Affairs, to examine who was the Printer and Publisher, and likewise the Author, of the Pamphlet, intituled, "The Scottish Dove, Number 146, from Wednesday 5 Augusti, till 12 Augusti 1646;" and to report their Opinions to the House.

Ordered, That the Cheshire Ordinance be read To-morrow Morning, peremptorily, the first Business.

Upon Sir Anthony Irby's Report from the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall;

It is Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Three thousand and Two hundred Pounds of Thomas Broughton, of Broughton in the County of Stafford, Esquire; and of Brian Broughton his Son; for a Fine, for their respective Delinquencies: The Offence of Thomas is, That he deserted the Parliament's Quarters, and lived in the Enemies Garisons: The Offence of Brian is, Bearing Arms against the Parliament: Their Estate, in Fee, which they compound for, is One thousand Five hundred Twenty-and-six Pounds, Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence per Annum; in old Rents, Fifteen Pounds Fifteen Shillings and One Peny per Annum; in Reversion, One hundred and Ten Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence; and a personal Estate, to the Value of Sixteen hundred Pounds: Out . . this Estate, there is issuing Thirty Pounds per Annum to the Poor of Eccleshall and Chappell-Broughton, and Ninety-nine Pounds per Annum in Annuities for Life.

Ordered, That the Ordinance, this Day offered, from the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall, for a Pardon unto Mr. Thomas Broughton, and Mr. Brian Broughton his Son, be committed to the said Committee, as to the agreeing with him for the Allowance settled upon the Church of Kingsbury in the County of Warwick, according to the Rates of his Composition; and for inserting a Clause therein for the Securing of the said Allowance to the Church.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Twenty Pounds of Courtney Poole, of Culleton in the County of Devon, Gentleman, for a Fine, for his Delinquency: His Offence is, Bearing Arms against the Parliament: And his Estate, in Reversion, after his Grandmother's Death, is Twelve Pounds per Annum.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Five-and-twenty Pounds of William Crafte, of Thornecombe in the County of Devon, Gentleman, for a Fine, for his Delinquency: His Offence is, Bearing Arms against the Parliament: He submitted himself upon the Articles of Exeter: His Estate, for Two Lives, is Six Pounds per Annum: And a personal Estate, to the Value of One hundred Seventy-and-eight Pounds.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of One-and-thirty Pounds of Richard Witty, of Thornecombe in the County of Devon, Gentleman, for a Fine, for his Delinquency: His Offence is, Bearing Arms against the Parliament: He comes in upon the Articles of Exeter: And he hath a personal Estate, to the Value of Three hundred and Ten Pounds.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Four-and-forty Pounds of Nicolas Sumners, of the City of Exeter, Apothecary, for a Fine, for his Delinquency: His Offence is, Bearing Arms against the Parliament: He comes in upon the Articles of Exeter: His Estate, for Three Lives, is Twelve Pounds per Annum; in Fee, Eight Pounds per Annum: And his personal Estate, to the Value of One hundred and Thirty Pounds.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Five-and-twenty Pounds of John Lucas, of Axmister in the County of Devon, Dyer, for a Fine, for his Delinquency: His Offence is, Collecting Monies for the Forces raised against the Parliament: He comes in upon the Articles of Exeter: His Estate for Life is Four and-forty Pounds per Annum; for Two Lives, Three Pounds per Annum: Out of which there is paid, for One Life, Twenty Pounds per Annum.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Forty-and-five Pounds of George Edmunds, of the City of Exeter, Mercer, for a Fine, for his Delinquency: His Offence is, Bearing Arms against the Parliament: He comes in upon the Articles of Exeter: His Estate, in Goods and Debts, is to the Value of Eleven hundred and Two Pounds: He owes Six hundred Forty-nine Pounds and Four Shillings.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Courtney Poole, of Culleton in the County of Devon, Gentleman; William Crafte, and Richard Witty, of Thornecombe in the said County, Gentlemen; Nicolas Sumners, of the City of Exeter, Apothecary; John Lucas, of Axmister in the County of Devon, Dyer; and George Edmunds, of the City of Exeter, Mercer; for their respective Delinquencies, and for Discharge of the Sequestrations of their several Estates; was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Ordered, That, for the greater Safety of the Parliament in this Time of Infection, the Committee of the Revenue do forthwith pay the Sum of One hundred Pounds unto the Overseers of the Poor for the Parish of St. Margaret's, Westminster; to be employed for the Pay of Watchmen to attend at the Doors of such infected Persons, as are, or shall be, shut up, according to the Directions of the Justices of the Peace for the City of Westminster.

A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Aylett and Dr. Heath;

The Lords have commanded us to bring unto you an Ordinance for the Great Seal: To put you in mind of a Pass for Six Horses for the Princess Royal of Orange: To return this Order for Ministers to be sent to Oxford: It came from this House; the Lords have agreed to it, with these Alterations:- An Ordinance for dissolving the Country-Committees:-An Order for Commissioners of Oyer and Terminer in the Counties of Oxford and Worcester:-A Petition of the Lady Marchioness of Winton: The Lords think fit she should be allowed Means suitable to her Quality, out of her Husband's Estate, for Maintenance of her and her Children; the like having been done to others:-The Lady Hopton's Petition, desiring Allowance out of her or her Husband's Estate: Which the Lords think reasonable:- An Order for Mr. Austin to be Rector of Minhenestt in the County of Cornewall: And an Order for Appointing of Deputy-Lieutenants in the County of Anglesey. In all which the Lords desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ordered, That the Ordinance, this Day sent from the Lords, concerning the Great Seal, be taken into Consideration on Tuesday next; this House having appointed then to take the Disposal of the Great Seal of England into their Consideration.

The Ordinance for a Commission of Oyer and Terminer in the Counties of Oxon and Worcester, sent this Day from the Lords, was read; and nothing done upon it.

The Names for Deputy-Lieutenants in the County of Anglesey, this Day sent from the Lords, were read; and, upon the Question, assented unto: And

It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, That Thomas Buckley, Thomas Glynn, Hugh Owen, Owen Wood, William Bold, Pierce Lloyd, and Henry Owen, Esquires, are hereby nominated and appointed Deputy-Lieutenants for the County of Anglesey.

The Amendments, sent from the Lords, to the Ordinance concerning the Seven Ministers to be sent to Oxford, were read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.

Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House hath considered their Lordships Message: And, as to the Amendments to the Order for the Seven Ministers to be sent to Oxon, and to the Deputy-Lieutenants for the County of Anglesey, they do agree: And, as to the rest, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Resolved, &c. That, To-morrow at Ten of the Clock, the House be resolved into a Grand Committee, to take into Consideration the Ordinance for the Punishing of Heresies and Blasphemies, and preventing the Spreading and Growth thereof.

Mr. Francis Pierrepont being this Day admitted a Member of this House;

It is Ordered, That, in Acknowledgment of his many great Services done to the Parliament, he shall have the Thanks of this House returned unto him.

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

Mr. Wallop reports, from the Commissioners of Scotland, a Paper of 10 Septembris 1646, touching the Delivery of the Forts and Garisons.

Mr. Holles reports, from the Common-Council, a Paper of 9 Septembris 1646, in Answer to the Proposal of this House, by a Committee of theirs, for the Loan of Two hundred thousand Pounds.

Both which Papers were twice read.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth declare, that, by these Words, in the Proposition this Day reported from the Common-Council, "Bishops Lands," they do not intend, that either Impropriations or Advowsons should pass.

The Question was propounded, for the Addition of these Words, "and Delinquents Estates," to the Proposition this Day from the Common-Council:

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

The House was divided.

The Noes went forth.

Sir Arthur Hesilrig, Tellers for the Yea: 105.
Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes, With the Yea,
Mr. Holles, Tellers for the Noe: 100.
Sir Phil. Stapilton, With the Noe,

So that the Question passed with the Affirmative.

Resolved, &c. That these Words, "and Delinquents Estates," shall be added to this Proposition, this Day reported from the Common-Council.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree to the Proposition this Day reported from the Council-Council, thus amended.

The which Proposition, so amended, is as followeth:

"Commune Concilium tent. in Camera Guildhall, Civitatis London, Nono Die Septembris 1646."

"This Court, having received a Proposition from the Honourable House of Commons, by a Committee thereof, for the Advance of Two hundred thousand Pounds, do humbly return this their Answer: That the best Way, in their Opinion, to procure the speedy. Advance of the same, is, That every Person, who hath advanced any Monies, Plate, or Horses with their Furniture and Arms, upon the Publick Faith, may, for every Sum of Money he shall further lend upon this new Proposition, be secured a like Sum more, out of the Receipts of the Grand Excise, in Course, and the Sale of the Bishops Lands [Impropriations and Advowsons only excepted] (fn. [a]) ; and Delinquents Estates, which shall first happen; together with Interest after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Cent. per Annum, to be paid every Six Months, out of the Receipts of the Excise, till Principal and Interest be fully discharged: As for Example; If there be owing to any Person One hundred Pounds Principal, which, with Interest due thereupon for Three Years past, will make One hundred and Twenty-four Pounds, he, advancing One hundred and Twenty-four Pounds more, may be secured, for the Whole, Two hundred and Fortyeight Pounds, as aforesaid; and so proportionably for a greater or lesser Sum, and according to the Interest due thereupon: And, for the more speedy Reimbursing of the said Monies secured and lent upon this new Proposition, that the said Lands of the Bishops be presently instated, and made over, unto such Feoffees, for the speedy Sale thereof, and such Treasurers for the Receipts of the Monies, as may give best Satisfaction to the Lenders: And, upon the Proposition and Security aforesaid, this Court will contribute their best Endeavours for the Raising of the said Two hundred thousand Pounds, if the Parliament, in their Wisdoms, shall so think fit."

Resolved, &c. That the Committee, appointed on Saturday last to go to the Common-Council, shall acquaint them, That this House has accepted their Proposition, thus amended, as it is; and shall return them the Thanks of this House for their ready Affections expressed in this Business; and shall have Power to confer with the Common-Council, or such Committee as they shall appoint, upon all Ways and Means for the expediting and finishing this Proposition in all the Circumstances of it.

The Question being put, Whether the Concurrence of the Lords shall be now desired to this Proposition from the City, thus amended;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir John Trevor, Tellers for the Yea: 82.
Sir Phil. Stapilton, With the Yea,
Sir Peter Wentworth, Tellers for the Noe: 64.
Colonel Cromwell, With the Noe,

So that the Question passed with the Affirmative.

And Sir Robert Harley is appointed to carry it to the Lords.

Ordered, That the Committee, formerly appointed to receive such Complaints as shall be brought upon the Breach of the Articles of Oxon, do meet this Afternoon.

Sir John Clotworthy brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Orders for the Lady Blaney, and her Sister: And, as to the respiting the Bail of Serjeant Glanvile, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Footnotes

[a] The Words included in Brackets were added, by an Amendment made thereto 11 Septembris, after the Propositions were sent back, by the Lords, with some Amendments.