House of Commons Journal Volume 5
10 June 1647

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 10 June 1647', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 5: 1646-1648 (1802), pp. 204-206. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25103 Date accessed: 22 July 2014.


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Die Jovis, 10 Junii, 1647.

Prayers.

Delinquents.

UPON Sir Anthony Irby's Report of the Estates of several Delinquents that have made their Compositions with the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall;

It is Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Five hundred Fifty-four Pounds of James Lacon, of West Copies in the County of Salop, Gentleman, for a Fine, for his Delinquency: His Offence is, astisting the Forces raised against the Parliament: He submitted himself the 27th of December 1645: His Estate in Fee, per Annum, is One hundred Thirty-eight Pounds Sixteen Shillings; in old Rent, Eighteen Shillings per Annum; a Coal-pit, Ten Pounds Per Annum; for Life, Sixty-seven Pounds Per Annum.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto James Lacon, of West Copies in the County of Salop, Gentleman, for his Delinquency, and for Discharge of the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of One hundred Sixty-two Pounds of John Millicent, of Linton in the County of Cambridge, Esquire, for a Fine, for his Delinquency: His Offence is, Leaving his Dwelling, and residing in Oxford: He rendered himself upon the Articles for Surrender of the Garison of Oxford: His Estate, in Fee, in Possession, is Six Pounds per Annum; in Reversion, after Two Lives, Three hundred Pounds per Annum; out of which One hundred Pounds per Annum is payable to the Lord Allington, and his Heirs.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto John Millicent, of Linton in the County of Cambridge, Esquire, for his Delinquency, and for Discharge of the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Fourteen hundred and Seventy Pounds of John Stroad, of Farnham in the County of Dorsett, Esquire, for a Fine, for his Delinquency: His Offence is, Assisting the Forces raised against the Parliament: He rendered in November 1645: His Estate, in old Rents, is Seventy Pounds Fifteen Shillings and Four-pence per Annum; in Demesnes, in Fee, Five hundred and Thirteen Pounds per Annum; in Reversion, after one Life, Ten Pounds per Annum; in Reversion, after one Life, and One-and-twenty Years, Eighty-five Pounds per Annum; out of which issues Thirty Pounds per Annum for one Life, and Twenty Shillings per Annum, for ever.

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

Resolved, &c. That the Report concerning Sir Edward Griffyn, formerly a Member of this House, be re-committed: And that the Committee do take care to provide for his Tenants that have suffered, and been put out, by him, for their good Affections to the Parliament.

Resolved, &c. That the Fine of Sir Henry Anderson be altered from a Tenth to a Sixth: Which leaves his Fine at Two thousand Eight hundred and Ten Pounds.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Two thousand Eight hundred and Ten Pounds of Sir Henry Anderson, of Penley in the County of Hertford, Knight, for a Fine, for his Delinquency: His Offence is, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered in September 1645: His Estate, in Fee, is One thousand and Five Pounds per Annum; for Two Lives, Seventy Pounds per Annum; for Thirty Years to come, Nine Pounds per Annum: He is further to settle Five-and-twenty Pounds per Annum upon the Minister of Bitterby, and his Successors for ever, for Increase of their Maintenance.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Sir Henry Anderson, of Penley in the County of Hertford, Knight, for his Delinquency, and for discharge of the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That the Reports concerning the Fines of Hubert Hussy and John Rives be re-committed.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Eleven hundred Pounds of William Knollis, of Rotherfield in the County of Oxford, Esquire, for a Fine, for his Delinquency: His Offence is, Deserting his Dwelling, and residing in the Enemies Quarters: He rendered before December 1645: His Estate, in Fee, is Five hundred Forty-two Pounds per Annum; in Reversion, Ninety-three Pounds per Annum; out of which Forty Marks per Annum for ever is issuing.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto William Knollis, of Rotherfield in the County of Oxford, Esquire, for his Delinquency, and for Discharge of the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Two hundred Sixty-eight Pounds of John Powell, of Dewdesall in the County of Hereford, Gentleman, for a Fine, for his Delinquency: His Offence is, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered before the First of December 1645: His Estate, in Fee, is Sixty-five Pounds per Annum; in Reversion, Sixty Pounds per Annum; in Goods and Debts, Seven hundred and Eighty Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto John Powell, of Dewdsall in the County of Hereford, Gentleman, for his Delinquency, and for Discharge of the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Impropriations.

Ordered, That it be especially recommended to the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, to take the best Care, and use the best Endeavours they can, for Buying in of Impriations upon Delinquents Compositions.

Resolved, &c. That, on this Day Sevennight, the House do take into Consideration the best Way how to buy in Impropriations, and settle a sufficient Maintenance, where it is wanting, for a Preaching Ministry: And that in the mean time, the Committee of plundered Ministers, and Committee of Goldsmiths Hall, do meet; and then report their Opinions, what they think fit to be done herein: And that in the mean time no Composition be made with any Delinquent for any Impropriation.

And it is further Ordered, That Mr. Rous do, on the same Day, report the Ordinance, directing the Certifying of the several Impropriations of Delinquents, and of Deans, and Chapters, in all the Parts of the Kingdom.

Members holding Offices.

Resolved, &c. That no Member of this House for themselves, or any other for their Use, shall receive any Profit or Advantage of any Office, Grant, or Sequestration, given by both or either of the Houses of Parliament, or by any Authority derived from them, or either of them, sithence the Beginning of this Parliament.

Resolved, &c. That such Members as have received the Profits of any Grant, Office, or Place, sithence the Ordinance for Disabling of Members to hold Offices without any new Grant thereof, shall, until the Time of such new Grant, give an Account of the Profits thereof to the Committee of Accompts.

Resolved, &c. That upon all Grants, made by both or either House of Parliament, of any Offices, Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments, to any Member of this House, the Profits thereof shall, from henceforth, be accounted for to the Committee of Accompts.

Resolved, &c. That all Monies coming in, or to come in, and arise, upon the Account of any Member of this House, by reason of any Grant, Office, or Place, Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments, held or enjoyed by him, by virtue of any Grant from either or both Houses of Parliament, or by any Authority from both or either House of Parliament, shall be paid in to the Chamber of London, and disposed of, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint.

Resolved, &c. That the Profits of such Offices or Places as are within the Meaning of the Ordinance for Disabling of Members to hold Offices, be accounted for, by the respective Persons who have enjoyed such Offices or Places sithence that Time, unto the Committee of Accompts: And that all Profits thereby arising be paid in to the Chamber of London; and disposed of, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint.

Prilege of Members.

Resolved, &c. That it be referred to a Committee, to consider of, and bring in, an Order concerning the Privilege of the Members, to regulate the same, upon the whole Matter of the Debate this Day, in such manner as may be most satisfactory to Justice, and to the Subject.

Mr. Maynard, Mr. Ellys, Mr. Gott, Mr. Grimston, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Gell, Mr. Say, Mr. Jones, or any Two of them, are appointed to be This Committee: And they are to meet upon it this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Court of Wards: And are to bring it in To-morrow Morning: And the more particular Care of this Business is referred unto Mr. Maynard.

Perons actig against Parliament.

The Question being propounded, That no Person that hath been in actual War against the Parliament, or acted by the Commission of Array, or voluntarily, either directly or indirectly, aided the King in this War against the Parliament, shall presume to sit in this House.

The Question was put, That this Question should be now put;

It passed with the Affirmative.

And the Question itself being put;

It is Resolved, &c. That no Person that hath been in actual War against the Parliament, or hath acted by the Commission of Array, or voluntarily, either directly or indirectly, aided the King in this War against the Parliament, shall presume to sit in this House.

Resolved, &c. That this Vote concerning Members; and the former Vote concerning Members to be elected, of Primo Septembris, 1645; be forthwith printed together, and sent into the several Counties.

Resolved, &c. That the Examination of the Business concerning any Members that have been in actual War against the Parliament, and the other Particulars in the preceding Vote this Day made, be referred to the Committee formerly appointed to receive Information concerning Members, where Mr. Bulkley hath the Chair; with the Addition of Sir William Lewes, Mr. Knightley, Sir Samuell Luke, Mr. Gell, Mr. Thomas Erle, Sir Robert Pye, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Weaver, Sir William Waller, Mr. Hutchinson, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Mr. Strode, Mr. Spilman, Mr. Poole, Mr. Crimes, Colonel Birch, Mr. Clive, Mr. Pury, Sir Thomas Maleverer, Sir Thomas Middleton, Sir John Curson, Mr. Humphry Edwards, Sir Robert Harley, Mr. Denys Bond, Mr. Purefoy, Sir Philip Stapilton, Mr. Scott, Mr. Aldworth, Mr. Dixwell, Sir Martin Lumley, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Hodges, Mr. Hobby, Mr. Grove, Mr. Crowder, Sir Dudley North, Mr. Sayer, Mr. Harby, Mr. Thynn, Sir Simmonds D'Ewes, Mr. Bois, Mr. John Corbett, Colonel Bowyer, Sir Anthony Irby, Mr. Anthony Nicoll, Mr. Bosswell, Mr. Walter Long, Mr. John Rolle.

Excise of Flesh, &c.

Resolved, &c. That the Excise of Flesh be taken off, from and after the Four-and-twentieth Day of this instant June: And, that from and after the said Day, the said Excise cease, and be no longer paid.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Resolved, &c. That the Excise of Salt made in this Kingdom be taken off, from and after the Four-andtwentieth Day of this instant June: And that, from and after the said Day, the said Excise cease, and be no longer paid.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Mr. Greene is appointed to carry these Votes to the Lords.

Compensation to Members.

Resolved, &c. That from henceforth no Monies shall be given to any Member of either House of Parliament, by way of Compensation or Recompence for any Damages or Loss, until the publick Debts of the Kingdom be first satisfied.

Issues for Army.

Resolved, &c. That Five thousand Pounds, Part of the Twenty thousand Pounds assigned for the Pay of the private Soldier, upon the Moiety of the Receipts at Goldsmiths Hall, be paid by Alderman Bunce, and the rest of the Treasurers at Weavers Hall, to Mr. Pocock, Mr. Greenhill, and the rest of the Treasurers for maimed Soldiers; to be issued to such private Soldiers, at present, as shall appear to the Auditors sitting at Christ Church to have served the Parliament, by Order of the Committee where Mr. John Goodwyn has the Chair, in such Proportion as That Committee shall appoint, and the House: That when the Accompts of the said private Soldier shall be stated by the said Auditors, that the Fifteen thousand Pounds, Remainder of the said Twenty thousand Pounds, shall be provided in ready Cash, to be paid unto them, according as appear due upon the stating their Accompts.

It is further Ordered, That the said Five thousand Pounds be repaid to the Treasurers at Weavers Hall, out of the Moiety of the Receipts at Goldsmiths Hall, as it shall grow, according to the former Engagements: And the Acquittance of Mr. Greenhill and Mr. Pocock, and the rest of the Treasurers for maimed Soldiers, shall be a sufficient Discharge to the Treasurers at Weavers Hall, for Payment of the said Five thousand Pounds.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Resolved, &c. That Five thousand Pounds, Part of the Ten thousand Pounds charged by former Order, of 5 Junii, 1647, upon the Moiety of the Receipts at Goldsmiths Hall, for Relief of the present Necessities of Officers comprehended within the said former Order, be paid forthwith by Alderman Bunce, and the rest of the Treasurers at Weavers Hall, out of the Treasure there; and paid to such Person or Persons, as the Committee appointed by former Order shall appoint to receive the same; and paid by the Order of the said Committee on such Proportions as they shall think fit; for the present Relief of the instant Necessities of the said Officers: And that the said Five thousand Pounds be repaid to the Treasurers at Weavers Hall out of the Moiety of the Receipts at Goldsmiths Hall, as it shall come due, according to the former Engagement: And that the Acquittance of such Person or Persons as shall be appointed by the said Committee to receive the same, shall be a sufficient Discharge to the Treasurers at Weavers Hall for the Payment of the said Five thousand Pounds accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Parliament Guard.

Ordered, That the Committee of the Militia of the City of London be desired to send a Regiment of the Trained Bands, for the Guard of the Houses of Parliament, Tomorrow; to be there by Seven of the Clock in the Morning: And that Mr. Allen and Mr. Gott be desired to go to the said Committee, if they be sitting, or otherwise, to the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs of the City of London, or one of them, to acquaint them herewith.

Raising Horse.

Ordered, That the Ordinance upon the Petition of the City, concerning Power to raise Horse, be brought in, and read To-morrow Morning, the first Business.

Supply for Ireland.

Ordered, That the Ordinance concerning the Ten thousand Pounds, out of Weavers Hall, for the Service of Ireland, be read To-morrow Morning.

Days of Recreation.

An Ordinance for Days of Relaxation and Recreation for Scholars and Apprentices, was read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Officers Arrears.

Whereas the Sum of Thirty thousand Seven hundred Pounds was, by several former Orders, assigned for Payment of a Third Part of the Arrears of several reduced Officers, over and above the Respite named in Four Lists, being in Number Three hundred and Twenty: And whereas Twenty-two thousand Five hundred Pounds of the said Sum was charged upon the Fines and Compositions of certain Delinquents at Goldsmiths Hall, nominated by the said Officers, with Interest for the same, payable every Six Months; of which Sum, out of Goldsmiths Hall, the said Officers have received about Five thousand Pounds: And whereas the remaining Eight thousand Two hundred Pounds was charged upon Haberdashers Hall, without Interest, of which they have received nothing: It is this Day Ordered, That the said Eight thousand Two hundred Pounds, charged upon Haberdashers Hall, be discharged there: and charged and paid out of the Fines and Compositions of the Delinquents named by the said Officers as aforesaid: And that the whole remaining Part of the said Sum of Thirty thousand Seven hundred Pounds, not yet received, be charged upon the Credit of Estates of the said Delinquents, with the Interest due and payable every Six Months: And that the Estates of the said Delinquents be settled upon Feoffees, to be nominated by the said Officers, in Trust for them; and that they do receive the Benefit of the Sequestration of the said Estates: And that a Day be limited in the Ordinance to the Delinquents, to compound and perfect their Compositions: And that such of them as shall not perfect their Compositions, and pay in their Monies, or secure it, in pursuance thereof, shall have their Estates sold by the said Feoffees; and, out of the Proceed thereof, that the said Officers be satisfied the remaining Part of the said Sum of Thirty thousand Seven hundred Pounds, together with the Interest then due.

It is further Ordered, That Mr. John Goodwyn do, on Thursday next, bring in an Ordinance to this Purpose.