House of Commons Journal Volume 7
30 September 1656

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 30 September 1656', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 7: 1651-1660 (1802), pp. 430-431. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=24464 Date accessed: 23 August 2014.


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Tuesday, 30th September, 1656.

Pardon, &co of Prisoners.

MR. Shapcot reports from the Committee, to whom the Business touching some Prisoners condemned for Treason, &c. was referred, That they have received several Petitions from several Prisoners, of that Nature; viz.

The humble Petition of John Deane, late of Oxenwoad, in the County of Wiltes, Gentleman, now Prisoner in Fisherton Gaol in Salisbury, condemned for High Treason. And the Committee have voted, that they find the Substance of that Petition to be Truth: And that it is the Opinion of the Committee, that the said Mr. John Deane is a fit Object of Mercy and Pardon.

He also reports the humble Petition of Wm. Wake and Christofer Havilland, now condemned Prisoners at the City of Exon, for Treason: And he reports the Vote of the Committee thereupon, that the said Wm. Wake and Christofer Haviland are fit Objects of Mercy and Pardon.

He likewise reports the humble Petition of Edmond Mack, of the City of New Sarum in the County of Wiltes, Apothecary, with the Vote of the Committee thereupon, That the Substance of that Petition is true; and that it is the Opinion of the said Committee, that the said Edmond Mack is a fit Object of Mercy and Pardon.

He also reports the humble Petition of Henry Lawrence and John Fryer, of Compton in the County of Wiltes; and the Vote of the said Committee, That the Substance of the said Petition is Truth; and that it is the Opinion of the said Committee, That the said Henry Lawrence and John Fryer are fit Objects of Mercy and Pardon.

He likewise reports the humble Petition of Humfry Frodsham Gentleman, with the Opinion of the Committee, That it appeared unto them, that the said Humfry Frodsham, for divers Years last past, hath lived as a loose and profane Person, and hath been formerly suspected for Coining of Money: But it likewise appeared that the said Humfry Frodsham formerly hath been in the Parliament's Service; and he now stands upon a Reprieve given him by his Highness; which is near expired; and it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the said Humfrey Frodsham is not a fit Person to receive the Mercy of this Parliament.

Resolved, upon the Question, by the Parliament, That the said John Deane is a fit Object for Mercy and Pardon: And that it be so offered to his Highness.

Resolved, upon the Question, by the Parliament, That the said Wm. Wake and Christofer Havilland are fit Objects for Mercy and Pardon: And that it be so offered to his Highness.

Resolved, upon the Question, by the Parliament, That the said Edmond Mack is a fit Object of Mercy and Pardon: And that it be so offered to his Highness.

Resolved, upon the Question, by the Parliament, That the said Henry Lawrence and John Fryer are fit Objects of Mercy and Pardon: And that it be so offered to his Highness.

The Question being propounded, That the House doth concur with the Committee, that the said Henry Frodsham is not a fit Object for Mercy and Pardon;

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

The House was divided.

The Noes went forth.

Mr. Bond, Tellers for the Noes: 90.
Colonel Fitz James, With the Noes,
Sir Gilbert Pickering, Tellers for the Yeas: 97.
Lord Strickland, With the Yeas,

So it passed in the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put, That the House doth concur with the Committee, that Humfry Frodsham is no fit Object of Mercy and Pardon;

The House was again divided.

The Yeas went out.

Attorney General, Tellers for the Noes: 107.
Mr. Recorder, With the Noes,
Colonel Purefoy, Tellers for the Yeas: 78.
Mr. Solicitor, With the Yeas,

So it passed in the Negative.

Resolved, That the said Humfry Frodsham be sent into America; and that Security be taken for his not returning; and for the Security of the Person that did discover him: And that the Business of the Security be referred to the same Committee: And that his Highness the Lord Protector be moved, that he will be pleased in the mean time to reprieve him.

War with Spain.

The House, according to former Order, took into Consideration the Business of the Spanish War.

The Lord Lambert reports to the House, That, according to their Order, he did acquaint his Highness the Lord Protector, that the House had appointed this Day to take this Business into Consideration: And that his Highness had referred it to an honourable Person, near unto him in his Councils, to give the House an Account of such things as are necessary for a full Information of the Nature and Management of that War.

Hereupon the Lord Commissioner Fienes did open unto the House the Grounds of this War.

Resolved, That this Debate be adjourned till Tomorrow Morning; and nothing to intervene.