House of Commons Journal Volume 5
21 September 1647

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 21 September 1647', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 5: 1646-1648 (1802), pp. 309-312. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25180 Date accessed: 20 September 2014.


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Die Martis, 21 Septembris, 1647.

PRAYERS.

Delinquents.

RESOLVED, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Four thousand Eight hundred Seventy-four Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Sir Edward Moseley, of Hough, in the County of Lancaster, Baronet: His Offence is, That he was a Commissioner of Array: He rendered before the First of December 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Two thousand One hundred and Eighty-two Pounds Five Shillings and Six-pence; in old Rents. One hundred and Sixty-five Pounds per Annum; for Life, per Annum, One hundred and Twenty-two Pounds Three Shillings and Seven-pence: Out of which issues, for ever, One hundred and Ten Pounds Ten Shillings and Ten-pence; for One Life, per Annum, Forty Pounds: Which leaves the Fine at a Tenth, Four thousand Eight hundred and Seventy-four Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Sir Edward Moseley, of Hough in the County of Lancaster, Baronet, for his Delinquency, and for taking off 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 Eighteen hundred Forty one Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Sir Thomas Pope, of Roxton in the County of Oxford, Knight: His Offence is, That he adhered to the Forces raised against the Parliament: He was not sequestered till the Twentieth Day of July 1646; and then making Address to the Lords and Commons for Sequestrations, hath been since upon his Appeal before them, till the Ninth of December last; at which Time he petitioned to be admitted to his Composition: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Eight hundred Pounds; for Thirteen Years to come, Eighty-eight Pounds; for Seven Years, Forty-five Pounds; for Three Years, Seventy-six Pounds Ten Shillings; in Reversion, after Three Lives, Thirty Pounds; in good Debts, Six hundred and Thirty-seven Pounds Ten Shillings; in bad Debts, and desperate, One thousand and Thirty-seven Pounds: And he owes Two thousand Pounds: The Fine, at a Tenth, is One thousand Eight hundred Forty one Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Sir Thomas Pope of Roxton in the County of Oxon, Knight, for his Delinquency, and for the taking off 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 Seven hundred and Fifty Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of John Courtney, of Molland in the County of Devon, Esquire: His Offence is, That he assisted the Forces raised against the Parliament: He rendered before December 1645: His Estate, in old Rents, in Fee, per Annum, Sixty-eight Pounds Eleven Shillings and Fourpence; in Demesne, in Fee, per Annum, One hundred and Thirty-seven Pounds Seven Shillings and Fourpence; in personal Estate, Eight hundred Pounds: Out of which issues Thirteen Pounds Six Shillings and Eightpence for one Life: Which leaves the Fine, at a Tenth, Seven hundred and Fifty Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto John Courtney of Molland, in the County of Devon, Esquire, for his Delinquency, and for taking off 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 Four hundred and Eighty Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Griffin Higgs, of Southstock in the County of Oxon, Doctor in Divinity; His Offence, That he deserted his Dwelling, and went to Oxford: and was there at the Time of the Surrender; and compounds upon those Articles: That he hath an Estate, for Four Lives, of Seventy-one Pounds per Annum; and a personal Estate amounting to Three thousand Nine hundred and Forty Pounds; for which this Committee propose the Fine of Four hundred and eighty Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Griffyn Higges, of Southstock in the County of Oxon, Doctor in Divinity, for his Delinquency, and for taking off 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 One hundred and Seventy Pounds, for the Fine, for the Delinquency of Christopher Brodridge, of the City of Exon, Merchant: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: Rendered upon the Articles of Exeter: His Estate, per Annum, Thirteen Pounds Six Shillings and Eight Pence; for Three Lives, per Annum, Twenty Shillings; in personal Estate, Thirteen hundred Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is One hundred and Seventy Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Christofer Brodridge, of the City of Exon, Merchant, for his Delinquency, and for taking off 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 One hundred and Three Pounds, for the Fine, for the Delinquency of Edward Wright, of Longtoft in the County of Lincoln, Yeoman: His Offence is, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Nineteen Pounds; for Life, per Annum, Thirtyone Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Sixth, is One hundred and Three Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Edward Wright of Longtoft in the County of Lincoln Yeoman, for his Delinquency, and for taking off 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 One hundred and Eight Pounds, for the Fine, for the Delinquency of Wm. Shercliff, of Ecclesfield in the County of York, Gentleman: His Offence, That he voluntarily left his Dwelling, and resided in the Enemy's Quarters: Rendered in November 1645: His Estate, for Eight Years to come, per Annum, One hundred Pounds; in Fee, per Annum, Four Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is One hundred and Eight Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Wm. Shercliff, of Ecclesfield in the County of York, Gentleman for his Delinquency, and for taking off 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 Four hundred Pounds, for the Fine, for the Delinquency of Anthony St. Leger, of Ulcombe in the County of Kent, Esquire: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: Rendered in March 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Three hundred and Eighty-eight Pounds Eleven Shillings and Ten-pence; for Two Lives, per Annum, Five hundred and Eighty Pounds: Out of which issues, for Rent, per Annum, Thirty-eight Pounds Ten Shillings; to his Mother, for his Jointure for Life, Three hundred Pounds per Annum; more, for One Life, per Annum, One hundred and Fifty Pounds; Mortgages upon the Land, Nine thousand Five hundred Pounds: Which being allowed, leaves the Fine, at a Sixth, Four hundred Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Anthony St. Leger, of Ulcombe in the County of Kent, Esquire, for his Delinquency, and for taking off 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 One hundred and Eighty Pounds, for the Fine, for the Delinquency of John Butler, of the City of Exeter, Merchant: His Offence is, That he was in Arms against the Parliament, Rendered upon the Articles of Exon: His Estate in Fee, per Annum, Thirty-five Pounds; for Twelve Years to come, per Annum, Thirteen Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence; for Two Lives, per Annum, Forty Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence; for Ten Years to come, per Annum, Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is One hundred and Eighty Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto John Butler of the City of Exeter, Merchant, for his Delinquency, and for taking off 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 One hundred and Ninety Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence, for the Fine of Sir Edward Monnings, of Waldershare in the County of Kent, Baronet: Having purchased of the Lord Roper of Tenham (Two Thirds of whose Estate is sequestered for his Recusancy) the Inheritance of a Farm, lying in the Isle of Thanett in the said County, of the yearly Value of One hundred Forty-andthree Pounds: who petitioned to be admitted to compound for the Two Thirds thereof, being Ninety-five Pounds Six Shillings and Eight-pence per Annum: For which the Fine at a Tenth, is One hundred and Ninety Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Seven hundred and Eighty Pounds for the Fine, for the Delinquency of Giles Carter, of Turkedeane in the County of Gloucester: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: Rendered before December 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, One hundred and Sixteen Pounds Ten Shilling; old Rents, per Annum, Four Pounds; for Forty Years, per Annum, Twenty Pounds; personal Estate, Five thousand Pounds: Fine, at a Tenth, Seven hundred and Eighty Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Giles Carter of Turkedeane in the County of Gloucester, Esquire, for his Delinquency, and for taking off his Sequestration, was this Day read; and, upon the Question passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

John Hawtrey, and other Trustees, for and on the behalf of Ralph, Jerom, Charles, Wm. Mary, Elizabeth, Joane, Anne, and Arabella, Nine of the younger Children of Sir John Bancks Knight, deceased, late Lord Chief Justice of his Majesty's Court of Common Pleas: The Detinquency was in the said Sir John Bancks; for that he adhered unto and assisted the Forces raised against the Parliament; The Estate, for Four Years to come, per Annum, Seven hundred and Seventeen Pounds Eight Shillings and Seven-pence; in old Rents, for Four Years, per Annum, Eighty-nine Pounds Two Shillings and Ten-pence; for Thirty Years, per Annum, One hundred Pounds; for Seven Years, per Annum, Two Pounds; for Three Years, per Annum, Fifty Pounds; personal Estate, Five hundred Pounds; for Twelve Years, per Annum, Ten Pounds; for Eight Years, the Title of a Castle, Sowerby, per Annum, Sixty Pounds: For which the Fine, at a Tenth, is Six hundred and Ten Pounds: But if the said Trustees shall settle the said Sixty Pounds, the Profits of the Tythes of Castle Sowerby, upon the Vicar of Castle Sowerby, and his Successors, or upon Trustees, for the Use, for Increase of Maintenance to the said Vicar, and his Successors, for the said Term of Eight Years; then there is to be abated Two hundred and Forty Pounds of the said Fine: Which, after such Deduction made, will remain Three Hundred and Seventy Pounds.

An Ordinance concerning Sir John Bancks his Wife and Children, for taking off their Delinquency, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Guernsey.

Ordered, That, on Friday Morning next, the Report concerning Guernsey be made, peremptorily, the first Business.

Bancks' Delinquency.

Whereas there did an Ordinance pass, on Thursday last, for pardoning the Delinquency of Dame Mary Bancks, Relict of Sir John Bancks Knight, deceased, late Chief Justice of the Common Pleas; and another Ordinance did pass, for pardoning the Delinquency of John Bancks, Esquire, Son to the said Sir John Bancks, an Insant: It is Ordered, That those Two Ordinances be withdrawn: And that the said Dame Mary, and John Bancks, and the younger Children of the said Sir John Bancks, be comprised all within One Ordinance.

The which was accordingly done.

And the said Ordinance, comprehending them all therein, was this Day read; and passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Summoning Members.

Ordered, That Summons do issue to all the Sheriffs of the several and respective Counties, to summon the Members of this House to appear here, and attend the Service of the House on Saturday come Fortnight, the Ninth of October, the Day appointed for Calling the House: And that the several Members, that serve for the several Counties, Cities, Boroughs, and Places, do send down these Summons to the respective Sheriffs accordingly.

Army Proposals.

Mr. Povey delivered in the Heads of Proposals, agreed on by the General and the Council of the Army.

King's Answer to Propositions.

The King's Answer to the Propositions, presented to him at Hampton Court the Seventh of September 1647, was this Day read.

Resolved, &c. That the King, in this Answer of the Ninth of September, given at Hampton Court, hath denied to give his Consent to the Propositions, presented unto him from both Kingdoms, for a safe and well-grounded Peace.

Ordered, That the Lords Concurrence be desired herein.

Ordered, That this Vote be communicated to the Scotts Commissioners by the Members of both Houses that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms.

Ordered, That the Lords Concurrence be desired herein.

Messages to Lords.

Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes is appointed to carry these Votes to the Lords for their Concurrence: And is further to acquaint them, That this House has concurred with the Lords in passing the Ordinances, sent from the Lords, for bringing in Fee Farm Rents, and the Arrears of the Court of Wards.

Mr. Ball carried to the Lords for their Concurrence, the Ordinance for prohibiting the Vending, Printing, and Publishing of Pamphlets: And likewise several Votes concerning the Army and Garisons: Ordinance for the Committee of the Army, and Treasurers at Wars: Order for Wm. Curtis, Wm. Park, and others, Inhabitants of Leeds, to be paid Two thousand Pounds: Ordinance for Fifteen hundred Pounds for King's Lynne: Orders concerning the sending Mr. Thomas Chaloner, Colonel Jephson, and Colonel James Temple, into Ireland: Order for Payment of Thomas Prince, Cheesemonger, divers Sums of Monies, for Goods delivered by him for the Service of the Parliament: Order for putting the Books, Evidences, and Records, appointed to be preserved by a Committee, made to that Purpose, under the Custody of the Register appointed for the Sale of Bishops Lands.

Colonel Harvey carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance concerning the Delivery of Evidences and Writings to the Purchasers of Bishops Lands, by such in whose Hands they are.

The King's Answer.

Ordered, That To-morrow Morning, the first Business, the whole Matter concerning the King, and his Answer, and those that are about the King, be taken into Consideration.

Answer to Lords.

Sir John Evelyn brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Vote upon the King's Answer; and to the communicating of it unto the Scotts Commissioners.

Mr. Ball brings Answer, That to all the Votes, Orders, and Ordinances, carried to the Lords by him, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Advance to the Public.

Mr. Vassall reports the Answer of the Common Council, concerning the Advance of the Fifty thousand Pounds, That they cannot advance it.

Reports deferred.

Ordered, That, on Thursday next, after the Reports at Goldsmiths Hall, the Reports concerning the Navy and Customs be made.

Ordered, That, on Friday Morning next, the Report be made from the Committee appointed to examine the Force upon the House: And that then the House do take into Consideration the Declaration, sent from the Army concerning the Delays in bringing in Monies for the Army; and this Answer of the Common Council touching the Advance of the Fifty thousand Pounds.