House of Commons Journal Volume 5
1 June 1647

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 1 June 1647', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 5: 1646-1648 (1802), pp. 193-195. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25094 Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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Die Martis, 1 Junii, 1647.

Prayers.

Leave of Absence.

ORDERED, That Mr. James Ashe, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.

Ordered, That Sir Humfrey Tufton, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.

Ordered, That Mr. Reynolds, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Kirle, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.

Delinquents.

Sir Anthony Irby reports from the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, the Fines and Compositions of divers Delinquents, made at Goldsmiths Hall.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Two thousand Nine hundred and Six Pounds of Richard Culme, in the County of Devon, Esquire, for his Delinquency: His Offence is, That he assisted the Forces raised against the Parliament: He rendered, in April 1646: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Three hundred Fifty-three Pounds; in old Rents, per Annum, Twenty-six Pounds Thirteen Shillings; for Two Lives per Annum, Forty-two Pounds and Ten Shillings; for One Life, per Annum, Twelve Pounds; for Forty Years, per Annum, Seventyseven Pounds; in good Debts, Five thousand Three hundred Twenty-five Pounds; in other Debts. Two thousand Six hundred Fifty-five Pounds; out of which issues, for one Life, Twenty Pound; and One Pound Seventeen Shillings for ever: His Fine, at a Sixth is Two thousand Nine hundred and Six Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Richard Culme, of Cannon Leigh in the County of Devon, Esquire; for his Delinquency, and discharging the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Twelve hundred and Fifty Pounds of Peter Ball, of Dawlish, in the County of Devon, Esquire, for his Delinquency: His Offence is, That he assisted the Forces raised against the Parliament: He rendered, upon the Articles of Exeter: He is seised of an Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Fifty Pounds; in old Rents, per Annum, Forty Pounds Six Shillings and Nine-pence; in Reversion, after his Father. per Annum, a Hundred Pounds; for one Life, per Annum, Eighty-two Pounds Fifteen Shillings Three-pence; for Three Lives, old Rents, per Annum, a Hundred Eighteen Pounds Eighteen Shillings and Eight Pence; more, for Three Lives, a Hundred Thirty-and-three Pounds Six Shillings and Eight-pence; for Thirty-three Years, per Annum, Fifteen Pounds; in Personal Estate Six hundred and Thirty Pounds; out of which issues Three Pounds and Seventeen Shillings per Annum, for ever: Which leaves the Fine, at a Tenth, Twelve hundred and Fifty Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Peter Ball, of Dawlish in the County of Devon, Esquire, Counsellor at Law, for his Delinquency, and discharging the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Three thousand Five hundred and Thirteen Pounds of Spencer Lucy, of Charlcott in the County of Warwick Esquire, for his Delinquency: His Offence is, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered himself in April 1646: He is seised of an Estate, in Fee, in Possession, Two hundred and Sixty Pounds per Annum; for Life, in Possession, Four hundred and Fifty Pounds; in Fee, in Reversion, after one Life, Nine hundred Sixty-two Pounds; in Reversion, after Thirty Years, per Annum, Seven hundred Pounds: For which, his Fine, at a Sixth, is Three thousand Five hundred and Thirteen Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Spencer Lucy, of Charlecott in the County of Warwick, Esquire, for his Delinquency, and discharging the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Fine of Thirty Pounds and Ten Shillings of Charles Hughes, of Matherne in the County of Monmouth, Gentleman, for his Delinquency: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: Rendered before December 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Fifteen Pounds Fifteen Shillings: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is One-andthirty Pounds Ten Shillings.

Delinquents.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Fine of Eighty Pounds of John Fisher, of Wisbich in the Isle of Ely, Gentleman, for his Delinquency: His Offence is, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered before December 1645: His Estate, in Reversion, per Annum, Eighty Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Eighty Pounds.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Fine of Thirty-five Pounds of John Salisbury, of Lillingtone in the County of Buck, Gentleman, for his Delinquency: His Offence is, That he left his Dwelling and went to Oxford, and there resided, while it was a Garison against the Parliament; and comes in upon those Articles: His Estate, in Goods and Debts, is of the Value of Three hundred and Fifty Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Thirty-five Pounds.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Fine of Fifty Pounds of Wm. Hemsworth, of Roades in the County of Yorke, Chapman, for his Delinquency: His Offence is, That he left his Dwelling, and resided in the Enemies Quarters: Rendered since December: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Thirteen Pounds Eleven Shillings and Seven-pence; Personal Estate, Eighty-three Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Sixth, is Fifty Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting Pardons unto Charles Hughes, of Mathorne in the County of Monmouth, Gentleman; John Fisher, of Wisbich in the Isle of Ely, Gentleman; John Salisbury, of Killington in the County of Buck'; and Wm. Hemsworth, of Roades, in the County of York, Chapman; for their Delinquencies, and discharging the Sequestrations of their Estates; was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Fine of Thirteen hundred Pounds of Sir John Brooke, for his Delinquency: His Offence is, That he, being a Member of the Honourable House of Commons, deserted the Parliament, and went to Oxford: He rendered upon those Articles: His Estate in Fee, per annum, Eight hundred and Fifty Pounds, charged with the Payment of Thirteen thousand Eight hundred Twenty-seven Pounds; in Fee, per annum, Seven hundred Ninety-four Pounds Seven Shillings and Eight-pence, which is settled by Act, upon his Heirs Males; in Fee Tail, per annum, Five hundred Forty-nine Pounds Twelve Shillings-and-Six pence; for Life, Three hundred Pounds; in good Debts, Six hundred and Forty Pounds; One House in Covent Garden, for which he pays Sixty-five Pounds per annum Rent, lett under that Value: out of which issues Two hundred Fiftytwo Pounds, per annum, for one Life; and there is charged upon the Land, for which the same is extended, Thirty thousand odd Pounds: Which being allowed, the Fine remains at a Tenth, Thirteen hundred Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Sir John Brooke, for his Delinquency, and Discharge of the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That the Title of Knight, in the Report of Mr. Peter Ball, and in his Ordinance, be left out.

Resolved, &c. That the Title of Lord Brook of Cobham shall be left out, in the Report and Ordinance of Sir John Brooke.

Ordered, That the Writings and Evidences in the Hands of Captain Lee, belonging to the Estate of Sir John Brooke, be delivered over to the Hands of Sir John Brooke: And that the Lady Brooke and Lady Lidcott receive no Prejudice thereby.

Raising Monies.

An Ordinance for the better Raising of Thirty thousand Pounds, and for Explanation of the former Ordinance for Raising of Two hundred thousand Pounds for the Service of this Kingdom, and the Kingdom of Ireland, was this Day read the First and Second time.

Ditto.

Ordered, That the last Ordinance presented formerly by the Committee of Accompts, be read on Thursday Morning, the first Business, after the Reports from Goldsmiths Hall.

Resolved, &c. That Twelve thousand Pounds more be added to the Eighteen thousand Pounds mentioned in the Ordinance, to make the said Sum of Eighteen thousand Pounds Thirty thousand Pounds, for the Re-payment of such poor People as have advanced any Sum upon the Publick Faith.

Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Five Pounds mentioned in the Ordinance concerning such poor Person as have lent any Sums upon the Publick Faith, shall be made in every Place Ten Pounds.

A Proviso tendered concerning Brokers purchasing Tickets was read; and Committed with the former Ordinance.

Resolved, &c. That the Ordinance now twice read, be committed unto Mr. Gott, Mr. Bois, Mr. Dove, Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Wm. Brereton, Colonel Edwards, Mr. Challener, Mr. Boone, Alderman Atkin, Colonel White, Colonel Morley, Alderman Pennington, Colonel Temple. Mr. John Corbett, or any Four of them, who are to meet upon it this Afternoon at Three of Clock, in the Inner Court of Wards: And are to bring it in Tomorrow Morning.

Northern Committee.

Ordered, That, on Friday Morning next, the first Business, the Reports from the Northern Committee be made.

Clearing outer Room.

Ordered, That the Serjeant do forthwith give Order to the Guards to keep the outer Room clear, and the Stairs, from this House down to the Hall.

Army Affairs.

A Letter from the General, of 30 Maii 1647, from Bury St. Edmonds, was this Day read; and likewise a Paper inclosed, directed to his Excellency Sir Thomas Fairfax Knight, Commander in Chief of the Parliament's Forces, and intituled, "The Opinions and humble Advice of the Council of War, convened at Bury this Saturday the 29th of May 1647, in relation to the Votes of Parliament communicated to us by your Excellency, and your Desire of Advice thereupon." Signed "Vera Copia. John Mills, Advocate."

A Letter from the Commissioners at Chelmesford, directed to Mr. Speaker; also a Letter from the said Commissioners, directed to the Committee at Derby House, with an Order, under Quartermaster General Gravenour's Hand, for quartering the General's Regiment in the Hundreds of Ricebridge and Baber, in the County of Suffolk; were all this Day read.

Resolved, &c. That the Seven thousand Pounds sent to Chelmesford, and the Three thousand Five hundred Pounds sent to Woodstock, be forthwith recalled and brought back.

Resolved, &c. That the Commissioners lately sent down to the Army be forthwith recalled.

Resolved, &c. That the Lords Concurrence be desired herein.

Sir John Danvers is appointed to carry these Votes to the Lords.

Ordered, That the Door be locked; and none permitted to go out without Leave.

Mr. James Herbert, Mr. Mountague, Mr. Sayer, Mr. * *, Mr. Bulkley, Sir Henry Cholmley, went up with the Messenger.

Resolved, &c. That this House do sit this Afternoon at Two of Clock.

Sir John Danvers went up with the former Message: Is appointed to acquaint the Lords, That this House is resolved to sit this Afternoon; and to desire their Lordships to do the like, if it may stand with their Lordships Conveniency.

Sir John Danvers brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Bringing back of the Money sent to Chelmesford, and Woodstock; and to sit in the Afternoon: And as to the Coming back of the Commissioners from Chelmesford, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Ordered, That Mr. Scawen and Mr. Allen be desired forthwith to withdraw; and take Order for the sending for back the Monies sent to Chelmesford and Woodstock, according to the Resolution of both Houses.

Resolved, &c. That Field Marshal Skippon be desired forthwith to give his Attendance on this House: And

It is further Ordered, That Mr. Frost do instantly dispatch a Messenger unto him, with this Vote inclosed, accordingly.

The Question was propounded, That this Debate of this Business concerning the Army be laid aside for the present; and resumed, the first Business, To-morrow Morning; and nothing to intervene;

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

It passed with the Affirmative.

It is thereupon Resolved, &c. That the Debate of this Business concerning the Army be laid aside for the present; and resumed To-morrow Morning the first Business; and nothing to intervene.