House of Commons Journal Volume 7
21 November 1651

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 21 November 1651', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 7: 1651-1660 (1802), pp. 40-41. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=23900 Date accessed: 22 September 2014.


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Friday, the 21th of November, 1651.

Prayers.

Delinquents of Duresme.

THE humble Petition of Gerard Salvin, John Kennet, Esquires, and Robert Aysley, Gentlemen, on the Behalf of themselves, and divers Gentlemen and Freeholders of the County of Duresme, whose Names are affixed, was this Day read; whereunto was annexed a Schedule of Names; viz. John Markindall, John Vasey, Christofer Shaw, Thomas Birbeck, Nicholas Chaytor, John Killinghall, John Buck, Nicholas Frevile, Anthony Dodsworth, Robert Eden, George Midleton, Chr. Elstob, John Richardson, Thomas Bullock, Henry Draper, John Garth, Ralph Allanson, Toby Dudly, Tobyas Ewbanck, William Bellasis, Henry Smyth, Anthony Thompson, John Jackson, William Chapman, Richard Bowser, Robert Carre, Ralph Holmes, John Harrison, Adam Burdon, John Parmonby, Roger Person, Andrew Huntley, Edward Elstop, Robert Jennison, Henry Hodshon, Thomas Caldwell, William Lumly.

The Question being propounded, That all such Inhabitants of the County of Duresme, named in the Title of the said Petition, and in the Schedule annexed, who did compound with Sir Henry Vane, Sir Wm. Armyne, and other the Commissioners of Parliament joined with them in the Years 1644 and 1645, for their Delinquency, and have paid such their Compositions, be absolutely discharged from Sequestration, and pardoned for any thing done or acted, by such Person or Persons respectively, before the Time of such their respective Compositions.

And the Question being put, That this Question be now put;

It passed in the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put; It was

Resolved, That all such Inhabitants of the County of Duresme, named in the Title of the said Petition, and in the Schedule annexed, who did compound with Sir Henry Vane, Sir William Armyne, and other the Commissioners of Parliament joined with them in the Years 1644 and 1645, for their Delinquency, and have paid their Compositions, be absolutely discharged from Sequestration, and pardoned for any thing done or acted, by such Person or Persons respectively, before the Time of such their respective Compositions.

Act of Oblivion.

Ordered, That the Amendments to the Act of General Pardon and Oblivion, be reported, the first Business, on Thursday Morning next; and nothing to intervene: And that Mr. Speaker do put the House in Mind thereof.

Council of State.

The House proceeded this Day upon the Instructions of the Council of State.

The Thirteenth Instruction being read, was, upon the Question, agreed unto.

The Fourteenth Instruction being read, was, upon the Question, agreed unto.

The Fifteenth Instruction being read, and the Blank being filled up with "the First Day of December 1651," it was agreed unto.

The Sixteenth Instruction being read, was, upon the Question, agreed unto.-

Felling Timber.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Navy, to consider how the Mischiefs and Inconveniencies by felling of Timber may be prevented, and what is fittest to be done; and present their Opinion therein to the Parliament: And that the Committee do confer with Mr. Attorney-General and Mr. Solicitor, concerning the Proceedings had in the Exchequer, touching the Abuses in the Forest of Deane, and elsewhere, in Destruction of Timber; and to give an Account thereof to the House.

Council of State.

The Seventeenth Instruction being read, was, upon the Question, agreed to.

The Eighteenth Instruction being read, was, upon the Question, agreed unto.

The Nineteenth Instruction being read, was, upon the Question, agreed unto.

The Twentieth Instruction being read, and the Question being put, to agree to the said Instruction;

It passed with the Negative.

The One-and-twentieth Instruction being read, was, upon the Question, agreed unto.

The Two-and-twentieth Instruction being read, was, upon the Question, agreed unto.

The Three-and-twentieth Instruction being read, was, upon the Question, agreed unto.

Ordered, That the Debate, touching the said Instructions, be adjourned until after the Election of the Council of State be determined.

Scotts Prisoners.

Ordered, That the Word "and" in this Clause, of the Order of the Nineteenth of this Month, touching Scotts Prisoners; viz. "run away, and go into Scotland," be made "or;" and these Words added, "from the Places "where they are so disposed;" and that the Order be amended, accordingly.

Pensions.

Ordered, That the weekly Pension formerly granted to the Lady Vicecountess Ranulaugh, by Order of the 20th of May last, be continued for Six Months, from the Time of the Determination of that Order, out of the same Treasury upon which the same was formerly charged: And that the Commissioners for Compounding be authorized and required, to issue Warrants to the Treasurers for Payment thereof, accordingly: And the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said Lady Vicecountess Ranulaugh, shall be a sufficient Discharge for the same.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to consider of the Demands of the Lady Vicecountess Ranulaugh, touching the Agreement with Sir Charles Coot for the Castles and Lands there; and to examine the Justice thereof: And to report their Opinions, what they think fit to be done therein, to the House.

Ordered, That the weekly Pension formerly granted to the Lady Blany, be continued for Six Months, from the Time of the Determination of the last Order for Continuance thereof, out of the same Treasury upon the which the same was formerly charged: And that the Commissioners for Compounding be authorized and required, to issue Warrants to the Treasurers for Payment thereof, accordingly: And the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said Lady Blany, shall be a sufficient Discharge for the same.

Ordered, That the weekly Pension formerly granted to the Lady Cawfield, be continued for six Months, from the Time of the Determination of the last Order, for Continuance thereof, out of the same Treasury upon the which the same was formerly charged: And that the Commissioners for Compounding be authorized and required to issue Warrants to the Treasurers for Payment thereof, accordingly: And the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said Lady Cawfield, shall be a sufficient Discharge for the same.

Ordered, That the weekly Pension formerly granted to the Lady Burlace, be continued for Six Months, from the Time of the Determination of the last Order for Continuance thereof, out of the same Treasury upon the which the same was formerly charged: And that the Commissioners for Compounding be authorized and required to issue Warrants to the Treasurers for Payment thereof, accordingly: And the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said Lady Burlace, shall be a sufficient Discharge for the same.

Ordered, That the weekly Pension, formerly granted to the Lady Spotswood, be continued for Six Months, from the Time of the Determination of the last Order for Continuance thereof, out of the same Treasury upon the which the same was formerly charged: And that the Commissioners for Compounding be authorized and required to issue Warrants to the Treasurers for Payment thereof, accordingly: And the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said Lady Spotswood, shall be a sufficient Discharge for the same.

Ordered, That the weekly Pension, formerly granted to the Lady Denny, be continued for Six Months, from the Time of the Determination of the last Order for Continuance thereof, out of the same Treasury upon the which the same was formerly charged: And that the Commissioners for Compounding be authorized and required to issue Warrants to the Treasurers for Payment thereof, accordingly: And the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said Lady Denny, shall be a sufficient Discharge for the same.

Ordered, That the weekly Pension, formerly granted to the Lady Dorothy Loftus, be continued for Six Months, from the Time the last Payment was made to her, out of the Treasury upon which the same was formerly charged: And that the Commissioners for Compounding be authorized and required to issue Warrants to the Treasurers for Payment thereof, accordingly: And the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said Lady Dorothy Loftus, shall be a sufficient Discharge for the same.

Ordered, That the weekly Sum of Four Pounds be paid to the Lady Jane Loftus, for Six Months from this Time, out of the Receipts of Goldsmiths-hall: And that the Commissioners for Compounding be authorized and required to issue Warrants to the Treasurers for Payment thereof, accordingly: And the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said Lady Jane Loftus, shall be a sufficient Discharge for the same.

Kinaston's Claims.

The humble Petition of Elizabeth Kinaston, Widow, the Relict of Colonel John Kinaston, late Deputy-Governor of Dublyn under Colonel Jones, was this Day read.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Army, to consider of this Petition, and examine the Truth thereof; and state the Accompts of the said Colonel John Kynaston for his Services: And to report to the House what they shall think fit to be allowed to the said Colonel, for the Foot, which shall be made appear to them to have been by him raised at his own Charge; and to report their Opinions therein to the House: And that, in the mean time, a weekly Sum of Three Pounds be paid unto the said Elizabeth Kynaston, out of the Receipt of GoldsmithsHall, for her Relief: And that the Commissioners for Compounding be authorized and required to give their Warrant, to the Treasurers of that Receipt, for Payment thereof accordingly: And the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said Elizabeth Kynaston, or her Assigns, shall be a sufficient Discharge for the same.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Army, to examine and state the Accompts of Monies due to Lieutenant Thomas Grant deceased, for his Services, and to report their Opinions to the House touching the Satisfaction thereof: And that there be a weekly Sum of Twenty Shillings, for Six Months, paid unto Elizabeth Grant, Widow and Relict of the said Lieutenant Thomas Grant, out of the Receipt of Goldsmiths-Hall: And that the Commissioners for Compounding be authorized and required to issue Warrants to the Treasurers for Payment thereof, accordingly: And the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said Elizabeth Grant, Widow, shall be a sufficient Discharge for the same.

Breach of Articles.

Mr. Whitaker reports from the Committee of Parliament of Complaints for Breach of Articles.

The Petition of the Earl of Cork and his Countess, presented to this Committee, was now read: Complaint being thereby made, That several Goods of a great Value, belonging to the said Countess, as Heir and Executrix to the Earl of Cumberland and his Lady, were taken away out of a House in York, wherein they were placed by some of her Servants, since the Surrender of the said City; and the said Goods kept away from them, contrary to the Eleventh and Twelfth Articles made at the Surrender of the same Place.

The Articles were now produced and read: And, upon the reading the Affidavit of Robert Robotham, made before Dr. Aylett on the Twenty-sixth of February last, testified and acknowledged by the said Mr. Robotham to be true in every Particular; and, upon hearing the Relation of Mr. Stockdale, touching the Business; as also a Certificate under his Hand, now acknowledged; it is, upon Debate of the said Business,

Resolved, upon the Question, That the said Earl of Corke and his Countess are Persons comprized within the Articles made at the Surrender of York; the said Countess having Goods in the said City, at the Surrender thereof, as Heir and Executrix to the Earl of Cumberland and his Lady, as aforesaid; and are to enjoy the Benefit of the Eleventh and Twelfth Articles made at the said Surrender.

Resolved, &c. That the said Goods being proved to be of the Value of 1,000£. and upwards, ought to be restored to the said Earl and his Lady; either in Kind, or the Value of them.