House of Commons Journal Volume 5
22 December 1646

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 22 December 1646', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 5: 1646-1648 (1802), pp. 24-25. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=24974 Date accessed: 30 September 2014.


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Die Martis, 22 Decembris, 1646.

Prayers.

Lister's Family.

ORDERED, That the Wife and Children of Colonel William Lister shall have the Sum of Six hundred and Ten Pounds paid out of the Fine of Sir Robert Hiliard, by the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall.

Surrender of Holt Castle.

Two Letters from Colonel Thomas Mitton, from Wrexham, of 13 and 15 Decembris, 1646; and divers Letters from Sir Richard Lloyd, Governor of Holt Castle, concerning the Surrender of That Place; were all this Day read: The Governor desiring that his Wife and Children may have his Estate in Lands, to the Value of Three hundred Pounds per Annum; and that he may have Liberty to go beyond Seas; and may have the Advantage of his own personal Estate; that he will surrender up Holt Castle.

The Question being put, Whether the Commander in Chief of the Forces in North Wales shall have Liberty to grant unto Richard Lloyd Esquire, Governor of Holt Castle, upon the Surrender of the said Castle, That the Wife and Children of the said Richard Lloyd shall have the Estate in Lands of the said Richard Lloyd, not exceeding Three hundred Pounds per Annum; and that he himself shall have the Benefit of his personal Estate, not exceeding the Value of Three hundred Pounds; and shall go beyond the Seas;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir John Holland, Tellers for the Yea: 118.
Sir Samuel Luke, With the Yea,
Sir Arthur Hesilrig, Tellers for the Noe: 93.
Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes, With the Noe,

So that, the Question passed with the Affirmative.

And is thereupon Resolved, &c. That the Commander in Chief of the Forces in North Wales shall have Liberty to grant unto Richard Lloyd Esquire, Governor of Holt Castle, upon the Surrender of the said Castle, That the Wife and Children of the said Richard Lloyd shall have the Estate in Lands of the said Richard Lloyd, not exceeding Three hundred Pounds per Annum; and that he himself shall have the Benefit of his personal Estate, not exceeding the Value of Three hundred Pounds; and shall go beyond the Seas.

Carter's Accompts.

Ordered, That Colonel Carter be referred to the Committee of Accompts, to have his Accompts stated and audited.

Ordered, That out of the Fines and Compositions of John Bointhon Esquire, Sir Augustine Cockgaine Baronet, and Sir Henry Ferrers Baronet, the Sum of Two thousand Pounds be paid unto Colonel Carter, or his Assigns, by the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, upon Account, towards his Disbursements and Arrears: And that the Acquittance of the said Colonel Carter, or his Assigns, shall be a good Discharge to the said Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, and the Treasurers there, for the Payment thereof accordingly.

Garisons, &c.

Resolved, &c. That the Garisons and the Castles of Flint, Harding, Ruthyn, and Rutland, be disgarisoned; and the Castles slighted: And that it be referred to the Members of both Houses that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, to take care that the said Garisons and Castles be forthwith disgarisoned, and slighted, accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Members of both Houses, that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, to consider of all the remaining Castles of North Wales; to consider, What Garisons are fit to be disgarisoned; What Castles to be slighted; and in What Manner; and How to dispose of the Forces of North Wales.

Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Members of both Houses, that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, to consider of all the Garisons and Castles of South Wales, What are fit to be disgarisoned, and slighted; and in what Manner; and How to dispose of the Forces of South Wales.

North Wales Delinquents, &c.

Ordered, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of North Wales, to bring in an Ordinance for regulating the Counties of North Wales, for putting the Ordinances of Parliament in Execution, for putting out Delinquent Ministers, and sequestering Delinquents; and for doing other Matters that may settle those Counties.

Message to Lords.

Sir Gilbert Gerard carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the First and Fifteenth of the Articles of Agreement, concerning the Payment of the Four hundred thousand Pounds to our Brethren of Scotland, altered, upon the Desires of the Commissioners of Scotland: And likewise a Seventeenth Article added, upon the Desire likewise of the Commissioners of Scotland, concerning the Payment of Fifty thousand Pounds, Part of the first Hundred thousand Pounds of the latter Two hundred thousand Pounds, to be paid to our Brethren of Scotland; and for securing the rest: And likewise a Vote for insisting upon the former Desires of both Houses, concerning the Scotts Armies paying for what they shall have from the Country, after they have received the first Hundred thousand Pounds.

He likewise carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, an Order for making Sir Thomas Hogan Governor of Lynne: An Order for making Mr. John Bence one of the Commissioners of the Navy, in the Place of Mr. John Morris, late a Commissioner, deceased.

General Skippon.

Upon Mr. Scawen's Report from the Committee of the Army;

It is Ordered, That the Sum of Five hundred Pounds be paid, by Order of the Committee of the Army, to Major General Skippon, towards his extraordinary Charges and Expences in his Command of the Convoy of the Two hundred thousand Pounds, to be now paid to our Brethren of Scotland.

Resolved, &c. That Serjeant Major General Skippon's Employment at Newcastle, as Governor thereof, and of Gateside, and Tinmouth Castle, shall be no Prejudice to him in his Government of Bristoll.

Henden Election.

Ordered, That the Report concerning the Election of a Burgess to serve in this Parliament for the Borough of Henden, be made on Thursday Morning next, the first Business.

London Petition.

According to an Order on Saturday last, the Petition of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons of the City of London, in Common Council assembled; and likewise the Representation of the pressing Grievances, and important Desires, of the well-affected Freemen and Covenantengaged Citizens of the City of London; presented to this House on Saturday last; were this Day read.

Answer from Lords.

Sir Gilbert Gerard brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the First and Fifteenth Articles of Agreement, concerning the Payment of Four hundred thousand Pounds to our Brethren of Scotland, altered as they were sent from hence: To the Vote for insisting upon the Scots Armies paying for what they receive from the Country, after their Receipt of the first Hundred thousand Pounds; and to the Seventeenth Article desired to be added: They do likewise agree to the Order for making Sir Thomas Hogan Governor of Lynne: And, as to the Order for making Mr. John Bence one of the Commissioners of the Navy, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Ordered, That the Members of both Houses that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, do communicate unto the Commissioners of Scotland, the First and Fifteenth Articles of the Agreement, concerning the Payment of the Four hundred thousand Pounds to our Brethren of Scotland, as they are now altered; and the Seventeenth Article, now added; and the Vote for insisting that the Army, after the Receipt of the First Hundred thousand Pounds, may pay for what they shall receive from the Country, and may require and take no Money from the Country, nor no Goods whatsoever.

Candles.

The Question being put, That Candles shall be now brought in;

It passed with the Affirmative.

And Candles were brought in accordingly.

London Petition.

The Question was propounded, Whether the Petition, and Representation annexed, from the City, shall be taken into Consideration, in Course, as they lie:

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

The House was divided.

The Noes went forth.

Sir Arthur Haselrigg, Tellers for the Noe: 99.
Sir Jo. Evelyn of Wiltes, With the Noe,
Sir Phil. Stapleton, Tellers for the Yea: 156.
Sir Wm. Lewes, With the Yea,

So that the Question passed with the Affirmative.

Resolved, &c. That this Petition, and Representation annexed, shall be taken into Consideration, in Course, as they lie.

Resolved, &c. That Saturday shall be the Day appointed for taking this Petition and Representation into Consideration according to the former Vote.

Ordered, &c. That a Committee be nominated, to state the Matter of Fact as it stands in the Lords House, in relation to this Petition and Representation presented to the Lords, and the Orders thereupon made; to report it when the Matter of Privilege shall come into Debate, according to the former Vote.

Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Recorder, Mr. Pierrepont, Mr. Rouse, Sir Symonds D' Ewes, Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes, Mr. Grimston, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Whitelock.

This Committee, or any Three of them, is nominated to the Purpose of the Order aforesaid.

Message from Lords.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leach and Mr. Page;

The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you this Vote concerning the King's Person: A Vote giving Power to the Members of both Houses, that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, to sign the Articles of the Treaty: In both these the Lords desire the Concurrence of this House.

That, according to the Desire of this House, they have appointed One Lord to go into the North: And desire this House to appoint a proportionable Number, if they shall think fit.

They desire a Conference, by Committees of both Houses, concerning an Attempt to carry away the Duke of York, To-morrow Morning at Ten of the Clock, in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House.

King's Person.

The Vote concerning the King's Person was read; and was in hæc verba; viz.

"Die, &c."

"That the King being now in England, it is Resolved, by the Lords and in Parliament assembled, That he may come to Newmarket; there to remain, with such Attendants about him as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint, with respect had to the Safety and Preservation of his Person, in the Preservation and Defence of the true Religion, and Liberties of the Kingdoms: And then the Two Kingdoms are mutually to consider and determine, What is necessary for the common Peace; reserving to each their Rights of Exercise of their respective Interests, in providing for their respective Securities."

Ordered, &c. That this Vote, this Day sent from the Lords, concerning the King's Person, shall be taken into Consideration on Thursday Morning next, the first Business.

Treaty with Scotland.

Resolved, &c. That Mr. Robert Goodwyn and Mr. Wm. Ashhurst be appointed to go into the North, according to the former Vote; and according to such Instructions as they shall receive from both Houses.

Resolved, upon the Question, by the Lords and Commons, assembled in Parliament, That the Members of both Houses, that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, or any Six of them, whereof One Lord and Two Commons to be Three, have Power to sign the Articles of the Treaty between the Two Kingdoms, this Afternoon.

Sir Anthony Irby, Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Prideauxe, Mr. Knightley, are Reporters of the Conference desired by the Lords.

Answer to Lords.

Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House hath considered their Lordships Message: And, as to the Vote concerning the King's Person, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own: They do agree to the Power given to the Members of both Houses, that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, to sign the Articles of the Treaty: They have appointed Two Members of this House to go into the North, according to the former Votes: They do agree to a Conference, by Committees of both Houses, concerning an Attempt to carry away the Duke of Yorke, To-morrow Morning at Ten of Clock, in the Painted Chamber, as it is desired.

Henden Election.

Ordered, &c. That Sir Robert Harley do make his Report concerning the Election at Henden, To-morrow Morning, the first Business.