House of Commons Journal Volume 4
8 October 1646

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 4: 8 October 1646', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 4: 1644-1646 (1802), pp. 687-688. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=23792 Date accessed: 02 October 2014.


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Die Jovis, 8 Octobris, 1646.

Prayers.

ORdered, That the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall do make the Reports and Ordinances of Compositions from the said Committee, until Eleven of the Clock: And that, at Eleven of the Clock, the House do proceed to the Nomination of Commissioners for the Custody of the Great Seal: And that, after That, the Report concerning the Guards by Land and Water about the City, and the Ordinance concerning the Assessments for the Army, be made.

Upon Mr. Jennor's Report from the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall;

It is Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Four thousand Pounds of the Lord Viscount Savile, for a Fine, for his Delinquency: His Estate, for Life, is One thousand Six hundred Seventy-four Pounds per Annum: Out of which issues, in Annuities, Two hundred and Forty Pounds per Annum, and One hundred Pounds per Annum more, charged on his Lands by his Father's Will: For which Estate the said Fine is set at a Third.

The humble Petition of the Lord Viscount Savile was this Day read; and nothing done Upon it.

An Ordinance, formerly passed both Houses, of 30 Decembris 1645, granting to Helen Askwith, Widow, the Relict of Captain John Askwith, the Watermill in the Parish of Leedes in the County of Yorke, which she now possesseth, and also the Lands therewith heretofore usually demised, being Parcel of the Estate of the Lord Savile, a Delinquent, and of the Value of Sixty Pounds per Annum, or thereabouts, upon Account, during the Pleasure of both Houses, was this Day read.

Whereas the Debt of Nine hundred and Sixty Pounds, or thereabouts, certified by the Committee of Accompts to be due to Helen Askwith, Widow, for a Troop of Horse raised by her late Husband Captain John Askwith, deceased; and there was Two hundred Pounds thereof, by Ordinance of Parliament of the Thirtieth of December 1645, appointed to be paid out of Haberdashers-Hall, and the Residue to be raised out of Part of the Estate of the Lord Viscount Savile, a Delinquent, who hath now compounded for his Delinquency, and for the Discharge of the Sequestration of his Estate: It is Ordered, That, in Lieu and Satisfaction of the said Debt of Nine hundred and Sixty Pounds, and also for the Provision and Maintenance of the said Helen Askwith, and of her Children, the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall do, out the Lord Viscount Savile's Fine and Composition, pay unto the said Helen Askwith, or her Assigns, the Sum of One thousand Pounds, to be employed and disposed for the Provision of Portions, and Maintenance of her and her deceased Husband's Children, and likewise for and towards her own Maintenance and Subsistence, during her Life: And that the Acquittance of the said Helen Askwith, or of her Assigns, shall be a good Discharge unto the said Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall, and the Treasurers there, for the Payment of the said One thousand Pounds, accordingly.

Upon the Report of the State of the Case of Mr. John Bellassys, and of the Fine for a Composition for his Delinquency, and for taking the Sequestration off from his Estate.

The Question was propounded, That, in respect of the Engagements of the Committee of both Houses, the Fine of Two thousand Seventy-and-three Pounds should be accepted of John Bellassis, of Worlaby in the County of Lincolne, Esquire; for his Delinquency, and for taking off the Sequestration of his Estate:

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

It passed with the Affirmative.

Resolved, &c. That, notwithstanding that, by the Propositions and Articles of Newarke, the Fine of John Bellassys, of Worlaby in the County of Lincolne, Esquire, for the Pardon of his Delinquency, and taking off the Sequestration of his Estate, ought to be Seven thousand Five hundred Pounds, according to the Moiety of his Estate; yet, in respect of the Engagements of the Commissioners of both Houses, passed to the said Mr. Bellassys, the House doth accept of the Fine of Two thousand Seventyand-three Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting the Interest and Estate of the Lord Cottington, in divers Lands in Readeing, to Sir Francis Knollys, and for granting to him the AbbeyHouse there for a Term of Years, under the ancient Rent, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Mr. Prideaux, Sir John Temple, Mr. Knightley, Mr. Dennis Bond, Mr. Serjeant Wilde, Sir Robert Pye, Mr. Ellys, Mr. Scawen, Sir Gilbert Gerard; Mr. Lisle, Mr. Rich, Mr. Purefoy, Colonel Sydenham: Who are to meet upon it this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Exchequer-Chamber; and to report it on Saturday Morning next, the first Business.

And the Care hereof is referred to Sir John Temple.

The Question being put, Whether Leave shall be given to speak against the Order, That no Member of either House shall be Commissioner of the Great Seal;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes, Tellers for the Yea: 65.
Sir Arthur Heselrige, With the Yea,
Mr. Holles, Tellers for the Noe: 76.
Sir Wm. Lewes, With the Noe,

So that the Question passed with the Negative.

The Question was propounded, Whether Sir Rowland Wandesford shall be one of the Commissioners of the Great Seal:

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

It passed with the Affirmative.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of Sir Rowland Wandesford to be one of the Commissioners of the Great Seal.

The Question was propounded, Whether Sir Thomas Beddingfield shall be one of the Commissioners of the Great Seal:

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

It passed with the Affirmative.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of Sir Thomas Beddingfield to be one of the Commissioners of the Great Seal.

The Question was propounded, Whether Mr. John Bradshawe shall be one of the Commissioners of the Great Seal:

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

It passed with the Affirmative.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of Mr. John Bradshawe to be one of the Commissioners of the Great Seal.

Resolved, &c. That the Time for the Continuance of the Custody of the Great Seal in the Commissioners now named shall be Six Months.

Resolved, &c. That a Proviso be inserted into the Ordinance to be brought in for settling the Custody of the Great Seal in these Commissioners; whereby, during such Time as they shall be Commissioners, they be made incapable from being Assistants to the House of Peers.

Resolved, &c. That the Power of Naming of all Justices of Peace be in both Houses of Parliament.

Resolved, &c. That the Power of presenting Ministers to any Livings in the Gift of the Lord Keeper, or of the Commissioners of the Great Seal, be in both Houses of Parliament.

Mr. Lane, Sir Thomas Widdrington, Mr. Serjeant Wilde, are appointed to prepare, and bring in, an Ordinance for Appointing of Sir Rowland Wandesford, Sir Thomas Beddingfield, and Mr. John Bradshawe, to be Commissioners for the Custody of the Great Seal for Six Months, with reference to the Limitations in the several foregoing Votes; and to report the same on Saturday Morning next, the first Business.