House of Commons Journal Volume 5
23 September 1647

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 23 September 1647', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 5: 1646-1648 (1802), pp. 312-315. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25182 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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Die Jovis, 23 Septembris, 1647.

PRAYERS.

Col. Kinge.

ORDERED, That the Report concerning Colonel Edward Kinge be made on this Day Sevennight.

Patherin's Petition.

Ordered, That Mrs. Patherin's Petition be read Tomorrow Morning, the First Business.

Irish Affairs.

Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning, the first Business, the Report in Mr. Robert Goodwin's Hands concerning Captain Campbell; and the other Report and Business concerning Ireland; be made and considered.

Windesore Castle.

Ordered, That the Sum of a Thousand Pounds be charged upon the Moiety of the Receipts at Goldsmiths Hall, not given for Security, in Course, with Interest for the same; and paid unto the Governor of the Garison of Windesore Castle, upon Account, towards Satisfaction of the Arrears due unto the said Garison: And that the Acquittance of the said Governor, or his Assignee, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the Treasurers at Goldsmiths Hall, for the Payment of the said Sum of One thousand Pounds, accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Delinquents.

Mr. Edward Ashe reports from the Committee of Goldsmiths Hall, Ordinances concerning the Fines and Compositions of Delinquents.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum . . Three hundred Sixty-and-two Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Hugh Wilbraham, of Dracklow in the County of Chester, Esquire: His Offence, That he left his Habitation, and went to Oxford, and, residing there until the Surrender thereof, hath the Benefit of those Articles: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, One hundred and Nine Pounds; in old Rents, per Annum, Ten Pounds Two Shillings; in Reversion, per Annum, Four Pounds; for Three Lives to come, per Annum, Eighty Pounds One Shilling; and for One Life, per Annum, Sixty-fix Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence: Issuing, Quit Rent for ever, One Pound Twelve Shillings and Ten-pence: for which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Three hundred and Sixty-two Pounds.

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

Ordered, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Eleven hundred Eighty-seven Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Sir Henry Berkeley of Yarlington in the County of Somerset, Knight; His Offence is, That he was a Commissioner of Array; and did voluntarily contribute towards the Maintenance of the Forces raised against the Parliament; and comes in upon the Articles of Exeter; His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Four hundred Sixty-Three Pounds Six Shillings and Eight-pence; in old Rents, per Annum, Twenty-six Pounds and Four-pence; for Three Lives, per Annum, Seventy Pounds: For which his Fine at a Tenth, is Eleven hundred Eighty-seven Pounds Fifteen Shillings.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Sir Henry Berkley, of Yarlington in the County of Somerset, Knight, for his Delinquency, and for taking off the Sequestration, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, . . . .; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Three hundred and Thirty Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Charles Proger, of Wearndee in the County of Mounmouth, Esquire: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: Rendered in November 1646: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Forty-five Pounds Three Shillings and Eight-pence; for Four Years to come, per Annum, Sixteen Pounds; after Five Years, per Annum, Thirty Pounds; in Goods and Debts, Four hundred and Fifty Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Third, is Three hundred and Thirty Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Charles Progers, of Wearndee in the County of Monmouth, 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.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Five hundred and Thirty Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Martha James, of Boulton in the County of York, Spinster: Her Offence, That she adhered unto and assisted the Forces raised against the Parliament: She rendered in November 1645: Her Estate is Five hundred and Forty Pounds per Annum, for her Life: Out of which issues Ten Pounds per Annum: Which leaves her Fine, at a Tenth, Five hundred and Thirty Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Martha James, of Boulton in the County of York, Spinster, for her Delinquency, and for taking off her Sequestration, 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 . . Two hundred Sixty-six Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Thomas Metcalfe, of Bellanby in the County of York: His Offence is, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: Rendered in December 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, One hundred and Thirty-six Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Two hundred and Sixty-six Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Thomas Metcalf, of Bellanby in the County of York, 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.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Two hundred and Sixteen Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Leonard Bowman, of the City of Oxford, Mercer: His Offence, That, living in Oxford (being the Place of his Habitation), he did bear Arms against the Parliament; and, being there at the Surrender of that Garison, is to have the Benefit of those Articles: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Sixty-six Pounds: in Reversion, after One Life, per Annum, Twenty Pounds; for Thirty-six Years, Twenty Pounds; for Eleven Years, Six Pounds; personal Estate, Two hundred and Eighty Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Two hundred and Sixteen Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Leonard Bowman, of the City of Oxford, Mercer, 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.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Seven hundred Thirty-six Pounds and Twelve Shillings, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Francis Layton, of Rawden in the County of York, Esquire: His Offence, That he adhered to the Forces raised against the Parliament: He rendered in November 1645: His Estate; in Fee, per Annum, Three hundred and Seventy-eight Pounds; in old Rents, per Annum, One Pound: Out of which issue, for Life, per Annum, Five Pounds: Which leaves the Fine, at a Tenth, Seven hundred Thirty-six Pounds and Twelve Shillings.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Francis Layton, of Rawden in the County of York, 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.

Delinquents.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Three hundred Sixty-and-seven Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Thomas Leaman, of Aylesham in the County of Norfolk, Gentleman: His Offence, That he adhered unto and assisted the Forces raised against the Parliament: He rendered in November 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Thirty-seven Pounds Ten Shillings; for Life, per Annum, Twenty Pounds; upon a Mortgage, per Annum, Sixteen Pounds: His Fine, at a Third, as being an Attorney at Law, Three hundred and Sixty-seven Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Thomas Leaman, of Ayleshham in the County of Norfolk, 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 One hundred and Twenty Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of George Parker, of Weston Coyney in the County of Stafford, Esquire: His Offence is, That he absented himself from his Dwelling, and lived in the Enemy's Quarters: Rendered before December 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Ninety-four Pounds: Out of which issues, for Two Lives, per Annum, Eighteen Pounds; For One Life, per Annum, Fourteen Pounds: Which, being allowed, leaves the Fine, at a Tenth, One hundred and Twenty Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto George Parker, of Weston Coyney in the County of Stafford, 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.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Four thousand One hundred and Sixty Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Sir Wm. Thorold, in the County of Lincoln, Knight: His Offence is, That he was a Commissioner of Array, and executed that Commission: That he comes in upon the Articles of Newark; and compounded thereupon: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Two hundred and Twenty Pounds; in Fee Tail, per Annum, Twelve hundred Eighty-six Pounds One Shilling and Four-pence; a Rectory of Ninety Pounds per Annum; a Rectory, for One Life, per Annum, Twenty Pounds; a Lease for Twelve Years to come, per Annum, Twentytwo Pounds; a Lease for One-and-twenty Years to come, Eleven Pounds Nine Shillings; and in personal Estate, Fifty Pounds: Issuing, per Annum, for Seven Years, Thirtyeight Pounds; for One Life, per Annum, Sixty Pounds; for Six Years, per Annum, Ten Pounds; a Rent-charge for ever, Sixty-one Pounds Eleven Shillings; more, for ever, a Rent-Charge, Thirty Pounds; other Quit Rents, Four Pounds Seven Shillings and Four-pence: Which, if allowed, the Fine, according to the said Articles, is Four thousand One hundred and Sixty Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Sir Wm. Thorold, in the County of Lincoln, Knight, 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.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Nineteen hundred Eighty-five Pounds Ten Shillings Eight-pence, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Thomas Chicheley, in the County of Cambridge, Esquire: His Offence is, That, being a late Member of the House of Commons, deserted the Parliament, and sat in the Assembly at Oxford; and, being there at the Time of the Surrender, was admitted to Composition upon those Articles: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Eleven hundred Pounds Five Shillings and Four-pence; personal Estate, Fifty Pounds: Out of which issues for ever, per Annum, One hundred Pounds; for One Life, per Annum, Twenty Pounds: Which, being allowed, leaves the Fine, at a Tenth, Nineteen hundred Eighty-five Pounds Ten Shillings and Eight-pence.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Thomas Chicheley, of Wimple in the County of Cambridge, 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.

Delinquents.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of One thousand and Eighty Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of John Crane, of Loughton in the County of Buck', Esquire: His Offence, That he deserted his Dwelling, and lived in Oxford, whilst it was a Garison held against the Parliament; and, being there when it was surrendered, was to have the Benefit of those Articles: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Two hundred and Eighteen Pounds; for Fourscore Years, per Annum, Two hundred and Sixtyfour Pounds; personal Estate, Fifteen hundred and Five Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is One thousand and Eighty Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto John Crane, of Loughton in the County of Bucks, 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.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Nine hundred Forty-two Pounds Thirteen Shillings Four-pence, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Sir Thomas Gardiner, of Cuddesden in the County of Oxon, Knight: His Offence is, That he left his Dwelling, and went to Oxford; and is comprised in those Articles; and compounded thereupon: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Two hundred and Five Pounds Six Shillings and Eight-pence; in Reversion, per Annum, Five hundred and Twenty-seven Pounds; personal Estate, Fifty Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Nine hundred Forty-two Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Sir Thomas Gardiner, of Cuddesden in the County of Oxon, Knight, 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.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Eight hundred Seventy-three Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Eight-pence, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Henry Brett, of Hatherley in the County of Gloucester, Esquire: His Offence, That, being a late Member of the honourable House of Commons, deserted the Parliament, and sat in the Assembly at Oxford; and being there at the Time of the Surrender, was admitted to compound upon those Articles: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Two hundred and One Pounds; for Twenty-five Years, per Annum, One hundred and Seventy-five Pounds; for Three Lives, per Annum, Ninety-three Pounds; more, for Three Lives, per Annum, Fifty Pounds; and for Fourteen Years, per Annum, Ten Pounds Seventeen Shillings and Fourpence: Issuing, per Annum, for one Life, Twenty Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, according to those Artieles, is Eight hundred Seventy-three Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Eight-pence.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Henry Brett, of Hatherley 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.

Goldsmiths Hall Commissioners.

Resolved, &c. That Peregrine Pelham and Mr. George Fenwick be added to the Commissioners at Goldsmiths Hall, in the room and place of Mr. Holles and Sir John Clotworthy.

Ordered, That the Lords Concurrence be desired herein.

Repairs of Margarett's Church.

Ordered, That the Sum of Two hundred Pounds be charged upon the Moiety of the Receipts at Goldsmiths Hall, not engaged, in Course; and paid to Mr. Wheeler and Mr. Bell, to be employed to the Repair of the Church of Margarett's, Westminster: And that the Acquittance of the said Mr. Wheeler and Mr. Bell shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the Treasurers at Goldsmiths Hall, for the Payment of the said Sum of Two hundred Pounds, accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Williamson's Petition.

Ordered, That the Petition of George Williamson, one of the Gentlemen Sewers to the King in Ordinary, concerning the Discovery of a Way to raise Monies to a very good Value, be referred to the Examination and Consideration of the Committee for Westminster: The which Monies raised hereby may be employed for setting poor People on Work.

Delinquents.

Ordered, That Mr. Edward Ash do carry to the Lords the several Ordinances passed this House, for pardoning the Delinquency of several Delinquents.

Delinquent's Jewels, &c.

Sir Henry Mildmay, Captain Wogan, Mr. Scott, Colonel Birch, Colonel Harvey, Mr. John Corbett, Mr. Crowder;

This Committee, or any Two of them, are appointed to examine, consider of, and receive the Informations now given in, concerning Goods, Money, and Jewels, of a Delinquent excepted from Pardon, to a good Value: And are to sit when and where they please: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, and Papers: And to report it to the House.

Earl of Mulgrave, &c.

Ordered, That, on this Day Sevennight, the Report concerning the Petition of the Earl of Mulgrave, and the Alum Business, be made.

Army Gratuity.

Resolved, &c. That the Month's Gratuity for the private Soldier of the Army be forthwith provided, and sent to the Army: And that it be referred to the Committee of the Army, and Treasurers at Wars, to take care, that this Gratuity be forthwith provided, and sent to the Army, accordingly.

Army Arrears, &c.

Ordered, That the Paper now delivered in by Colonel White, concerning the taking and auditing the Accompts and Arrears of the Soldiery; and likewise the Letter, concerning the Earl of Lauderdaell; be read, and taken into Consideration, on Tuesday Morning next, after the Reports at Goldsmiths Hall.

Allowance to Davison.

Ordered, That Lieutenant Colonel Davison shall have the Allowance of Ten Shillings by the Week allowed him, and paid unto him, by the Treasurers at Christ Church, for maimed Soldiers.

Propositions to the King,

Resolved, &c. That the Matter of that Clause of the Twelfth Proposition, lately presented to the King, that concerns the Raising of Monies, for the Payment and Satisfying the publick Debts and Damages, and other publick Uses, shall be prepared, to be sent to the King, for his Consent.

The Question was propounded, That the House will once again make Application to the King, for those Things which the Houses shall judge necessary for the Welfare and Safety of the Kingdom:

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

The House was divided.

Sir Arthur Hesilrige,Tellers for the Yea:70.
Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes,
With the Yea.
Sir Peter Wentworth,Tellers for the Noe:23.
Colonel Marten,
With the Noe,

So that the Question passed with the Affirmative.

Resolved, &c. That the House will once again make Application to the King, for those Things which the Houses shall judge necessary for the Welfare and Safety of the Kingdom.

Resolved, &c. That the Matter of the Proposition, concerning Titles of Honour, shall be prepared, to be sent to the King, for his Consent.

Resolved, &c. That the Matter of the Proposition, concerning the Great Seal, shall be prepared, to be sent to the King, for his Consent.

Resolved, &c. That the Matter of the Proposition, concerning the Sale of Bishops Lands, shall be prepared, to be be sent to the King, for his Consent.

Message from Lords.

A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Page and Dr. Aylett;

The Lords have commanded us to bring unto you an Ordinance for the Committee of the Army, and Treasurers at Wars: It moved from this House: And likewise an Ordinance, concerning the Bishops Lands; which moved from this House: The Lords do agree to them, with some Alterations; in which they desire the Concurrence of this House:- A Minute of a Letter to be sent to the Lord Inchiquin; in which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The Lords desire to let you know, That they have given Leave to the Earl of Cleveland, to stay Four Months longer in the Country, upon the same Security.

Army Committee, &c.

The Amendments to the Ordinance for the Committee, and Treasurers at Wars, were read; and was only, That Mr. Nathaniell Fienis be put in the place of Mr. Recorder, named to be one of the Committee in that Ordinance.

Bishops Lands.

The Amendments to the Ordinance concerning Bishops Lands was read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.

L. Inchiquin.

The Minute of the Letter to be sent to the Lord Inchiquin was read: And

It is Ordered, &c. That this House will send Answer, as to this Letter, by Messengers of their own.

Earl of Cleveland.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth concur with the Lords, That the Earl of Cleveland shall have Leave to stay four Months longer in the Country, upon the same Security and Bail he now stands.

Answer to Lords.

Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message; and do agree to the Amendments of the Ordinance for the Committee at the Army, and Treasurers at Wars; and to the Amendments of the Ordinance, concerning Bishops Lands; and to the Stay of the Earl of Cleveland, for Four Months longer in the Country, upon the same Security: To the Letter to be sent to the Lord Inchiquin, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Propositions to the King.

Resolved, &c. That the Matter of the Proposition for the utter Abolishing and Taking away of Archbilshops, Bishops, their Chancellors, &c. out of the Churches of England and Ireland, leaving out the last Clause, viz. "With such Alterations concerning the Estates of Prelates, as shall agree with the Articles of the late Treaty, of the Date at Edenburgh, 29Novembris 1643, and joint Declaration of both Kingdoms," shall be prepared, to be sent to the King, for his Consent.

Resolved, &c. That the Matter of the Proposition; viz. "Whereas both Houses of the Parliament of England have been necessitated to undertake a War, in their just and lawful Defence; that all Oaths, Declarations, and Proclamations, heretofore had, or hereafter to be had, against either of the Houses of the Parliament of England, or Committees flowing from the Parliament, or their Ordinances and Proceedings; or against any for adhering unto them, or for doing or executing any Office, Place, or Charge, by any Authority derived from them; and all Judgments, Indictments, Outlawries, Attainders, and Inquisitions, in any the said Causes: and all Grants thereupon made or had, or to be made or had; be declared null, suppressed, and forbidden; and this be publickly intimated in all Parish Churches, and all other Places needful;" and that the Matter of the Two Ordinances of Indemnity; shall be prepared, to be sent to the King, for his Consent.

Excise.

Ordered, That the Two-and-thirty thousand Pounds, to be advanced upon the Excise, be disposed to the Committee of the Army, as was formerly intended: And that the Commissioners of Excise be required not to issue out, lend, or pay any Part of the said Two-and-thirty thousand Pounds to any other Persons, either for the making up the Advance of the Fifty thousand Pounds, upon the Arrears of the City, or for any other Purpose: And that Mr. Myles Corbett do acquaint the Commissioners of the Excise with this Order.

Violence to Parliament.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee appointed to examine the late Force upon the Houses, &c. be made by Mr. Myles Corbett To-morrow Morning, the first Business: And that, after that Report is made, the House do resume the further Consideration of the Matter, to be prepared, to be sent to the King.