Die Martis, 5 Januarii, 1646.
THE humble Petition of Francis Godolphin; and
the first Two Articles agreed upon for Surrender
of the Islands and Castle of Silly; were this Day read:
And it is
Resolved, &c. That Francis Godolphin, of Godolphin in
the County of Cornewall, Esquire, suing forth his Pardon
under the Great Seal of England, and taking the Negative
Oath, and the Covenant, shall, from and after the Surrender of the Castle of St. Maries in Silly, together with the
Forts, Fortresses, Sconces, and other Fortifications, as well
in Treskaw as in the Island of Silly, belonging to the Garison there, with all their Ordnance, Ammunition, and
Furniture of War, be understood to have compounded
for his Delinquency against the Parliament; and shall
stand and be absolutely and freely pardoned, released, and
discharged of and from the same, and of and from the
Payment of the Fifth, and Twentieth-Part of his Estate;
and restored unto his Estate, as well real as personal; and
shall, and may, from and after the Nine-and-twentieth
Day of September One thousand Six hundred Forty-six,
receive the Rents and Profits of all his sequestered Estate,
or liable to Sequestration by Ordinance of Parliament,
with all the Arrears resting and remaining in the Tenants
Hands, and then not converted to the Use of the Parliament: And that the said Francis Godolphin, or any other,
by or under him employed, shall not at any time hereafter
be questioned by the Parliament, or sued, molested, or
troubled, by any particular Persons or Persons, for any
Act or Acts done, in any of the Islands of Silly, or elsewhere, since the beginning of this War, relating to this
War, done by or upon, or in pursuance of any Warrant
or Commission from the King's Majesty, or from Prince
Charles Duke of Cornewall, mediately or immediately directing the same, in or by taking, seizing, or converting
of any Ships or Goods at Sea, in Harbour, or elsewhere;
Felling, Coaling, or Carrying of any Timber, Wood, or
Coal, to the said Islands, or elsewhere; for Levying,
Raising, or Collecting of any Sum or Sums of Money,
within the County of Cornewall, or elsewhere, towards the
Relief, Supportation, or Maintenance of any Forces or
Garison in the said Island or Castle of Silly; but therein,
and of and from the same, shall be protected and saved
harmless, by the Authority of both Houses of Parliament:
And that his Majesty's Solicitor General be hereby required and authorized to prepare a Pardon unto the said
Francis Godolphin, according to the Pardon agreed and
passed both Houses, and the Tenor or Effect of this present Ordinance: Which said Pardon so prepared, the
Commissioners for the Great Seal of England for the time
being are to pass under the said Great Seal accordingly:
For which this Ordinance, or the Duplicate thereof, shall
be a sufficient Warrant.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, &c. That Mr. Thomas Pury junior, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the
A Letter from Major General Langharne, from Haverford West, of 29 Decem. 1646; The Copy of a Letter
inclosed, from Newcastle, of 29 Novemb. to Hudson, subscribed Charles R.; and a Letter from Michaell Hudson,
from London, of 10 Decemb. directed to Major General
Langherne (the which Letter from Hudson, and the Copy
signed Charles R were delivered to Major General Langherne, by one Owen Price, the 28th of Decemb. 1646);
A Letter from the Committee from Haverford West, of
29 Decemb. 1646; with the Examinations of Mr. Owen
Price, and of his Servant one James John, taken before
the said Committee 29 Decemb. 1646; were all this
Day read: And
It is Ordered, &c. That the Examination of this whole
Business be committed to the Committee where Mr. Myles
Corbett hath the Chair, formerly appointed to examine
the Business concerning Mr. Clements and others, with the
Addition of Mr. Theloall and Mr. Samuel Browne: And
they have Power to examine all other Informations of
like Nature with this, that shall be discovered or made
known unto them.
Mr. Samuel Browne brings Answer, That the Lords do
agree, That the Great Seal be continued in the Hands of
the Commissioners to whose Custody the same is now
committed, for Ten Days longer, after the Expiration
of the Time for which they were last continued Commissioners.
Ordered, &c. That Mr. Robert Goodwyn do carry to
the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Instructions for the
Lord Lieutenant of Ireland; the Vote for a Sword to be
prepared to be carried before the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland; and the Names of the Persons appointed to be of
the Council of State of the Kingdom of Ireland.
Mr. Robert Goodwyn brings Answer, That the Lords
will send Answer to the Instructions for the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, the Vote for the Sword to be prepared
to be carried before him, and the Names of the Persons
appointed to be of the Council of State for the Kingdom
of Ireland, by Messengers of their own.
Receiving the King from Scotts Army.
The Question being propounded, That the King be
delivered over to Major General Skippon at Newcastle;
The Question was put, That this Question, shall be
The House was divided.
The Noes went forth.
||Tellers for the Noe:
|Sir Phill. Stapleton,
||With the Noe,
Sir Arth. Heselrige,
||Tellers for the Yea:
|Mr. Alderman Hoyle,
||With the Yea,
So the Question passed with the Negative.
Resolved, &c. That a Committee be appointed by both
Houses to go to Newcastle, to receive the Person of the
King from the Scotts Army.
Resolved, &c. That the Members of this House that
are of the Committee of both Kingdoms do prepare Instructions for the Committee that shall be appointed by
both Houses to go to Newcastle, to receive the Person of
the King from the Scotts Army, according to the Debates
this Day in the House; and report the same To-morrow
Morning, the first Business.
Resolved, &c. That a Letter be prepared, and brought
in To-morrow Morning, to be sent to the General of the
Scotts Army, to acquaint him with the Votes of both
Houses, concerning the Person of the King.
Resolved, &c. That a Letter be prepared, and brought
in To-morrow Morning, to be sent to the Committee or
Commissioners of the Kingdom of Scotland, which shall be
residing at Newcastle, to acquaint them with the Votes of
both Houses, concerning the Person of the King.
Mr. Holles, Sir Phillip Stapleton, Mr. Marten, Sir
Henry Vane junior, Sir Peter Wentworth, and Mr. Recorder, are to prepare these Letters accordingly.
Ordered, &c. That the Committee, formerly appointed
for the Business of the Complaint from the Inhabitants of
Newcastle, do meet To-morrow in the Afternoon.
Ordered, &c. That Hellen Hitchcott be forthwith sent
to the House of Correction.
Ordered, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of
Complaints to examine the whole Business of the Abuse
and Insolency this Day done to Mr. Clive, a Member of
this House, upon the Steps coming up to the House:
And have Power to commit the Party that did it.