House of Commons Journal Volume 5
17 November 1647

Sponsor

History of Parliament Trust

Publication

Year published

1802

Pages

Annotate

Comment on this article
Double click anywhere on the text to add an annotation in-line

Citation Show another format:

'House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 17 November 1647', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 5: 1646-1648 (1802), pp. 360-362. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25229 Date accessed: 16 September 2014.


Highlight

(Min 3 characters)

Die Mercurii, 17 Novembris, 1647.

PRAYERS.

Appointment of Sheriffs.

RESOLVED, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of Richard Barrenger, Esquire, to be Sheriff of the County of Bucks: And that the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England do issue a Commission to him to be Sheriff of the said County, accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of William Trumbull to be Sheriff of the County of Berks: And that the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England do issue a Commission to him to be Sheriff of the said County, accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of John Elliott Esquire to be Sheriff of the County of Cornwall: And that the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England do issue a Commission to him to be Sheriff of the said County, accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of John Barwis Esquire to be Sheriff of the County of Cumberland: And that, &c.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of Francis Bickley Esquire to be Sheriff of the County of Cambridge: And that, &c.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of Roger Wilbraham Esquire to be Sheriff of the County of Chester: And that, &c.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of Sir Samuell Sleigh Knight to be Sheriff of the County of Derby: And that, &c.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of Edmond Parker Esquire to be Sheriff of the County of Devon: And that, &c.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of William Savadge Esquire to be Sheriff of the County of Dorsett: And that, &c.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of Clement Falithrop Esquire to be Sheriff of the County of Duresme: And that, &c.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of Hennamell Chabburne, of Messing, Esquire, to be Sheriff of the County of Essex: And that, &c.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of John Savile, of Medley, Esquire, to be Sheriff of the County of York: And that, &c.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of Wm. Guyse Esquire to be Sheriff of the County of Gloucester: And that, &c.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of Rowland Hale Esquire to be Sheriff of the County of Hertfford: And that, &c.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of Francis Kirle Esquire to be Sheriff of the County of Hereford: And that, &c.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of Sir Stephen Scott Knight to be Sheriff of the County of Kent: And that, &c.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Edmond Anderson Esquire to be Sheriff of the County of Lincoln: And that, &c.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of George Pochin Esquire to be Sheriff of the County of Leicester: And that, &c.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of Gilbert Ireland Esquire to be Sheriff of the County of Lancaster: And that, &c.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of William Morgan, of Pencrigge, Esquire, to be Sheriff of the County of Monmouth: And that, &c.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of Richard Andrew, of Thorpe, Esquire, to be Sheriff of the County of Northampton: And that, &c.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of Henry Sacheverell Esquire to be Sheriff of the County of Nottingham: And that, &c.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of Humfrey Rant Esquire to be Sheriff of the County of Norfolk: And that, &c.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of Robert Lisle, of Felton, Esquire, to be Sheriff of the County of Northumberland: And that, &c.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of * Chamberlein, of Bishops Land, Esquire, to be Sheriff of the County of Oxon: And that, &c.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of Benjamin Norton Esquire to be Sheriff of the County of Rutland: And that, &c.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of John Turner, of Ham, Esquire, to be Sheriff of the County . . Surry: And that, &c.

Appointment of Sheriffs.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of Walter Chetwind, of Ingshee, Esquire, to be Sheriff of the County of Stafford: And that, &c.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of William Cotton Esquire to be Sheriff of the County of Salop: And that, &c.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of Francis Tillney Esquire to be Sheriff of the County of Southampton: And that, &c.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of Thomas Kerredge Esquire to be Sheriff of the County of Suffolk: And that, &c.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of John Preston Esquire to be Sheriff of the County of Somersett: And that, &c.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Humfrey Steward Esquire to be Sheriff of the County of Sussex: And that, &c.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Edward Tucker Esquire to be Sheriff of the County of Wilts: And that, &c.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of Sir Thomas Rous Baronet to be Sheriff of the County of Worcester: And that, &c.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of Grecile Verney Esquire to be Sheriff of the County of Warwick: And that, &c.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of William Bulkley, of Coyden, to be Sheriff of the County of Anglisey: And that, &c.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of Edward Gared to be Sheriff of the County of Brecon: And that, &c.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of Thomas Lloyd of Guerncellig, Esquire, to be Sheriff of the County of Cardigan: And that, &c.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of Francis Lloyd, of Dangrart, Esquire, to be Sheriff of the County of Carmarthen: And that, &c.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of William Lloyd Esquire to be Sheriff of the County of Carnarvon: And that, &c.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of Robert Sanlley Esquire to be Sheriff of the County of Denbigh: And that, &c.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of Roger Hanmer to be Sheriff of the County of Flint: And that, &c.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of Richard Jones to be Sheriff of the County of Glamorgan: And that, &c.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of Owen Salisbury Esquire to be Sheriff of the County of Merioneth.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of Abraham Woogan Esquire to be Sheriff of the County of Pembrock.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of Mathew Morgan Esquire to be Sheriff of the County of Mountgomery.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of Robert Martin, of Bache, Esquire to be Sheriff of the County of Radnour.

Fee Farm Rents.

Ordered, That, on Saturday next, the first Business, the Ordinance concerning Fee Farm Rents be reported.

Answer from Lords.

Sir Walter Erle brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Directions and Instructions to Colonel Hamond, touching the Safety of the Person of the King: To the Vote for dissolving the King's Household: To the Order for acquainting the Scotts Commissioners with the Resolution of the Houses, touching the Sending of the Propositions to the King.

Sheriffs Accompts.

Resolved, &c. That the Accompts of the several Sheriffs of the respective Counties shall be passed in the Exchequer, without any Fee to be paid by the Sheriff.

It is further Ordered, That the Committee formerly nominated for easing the Charge of the Sheriffs be revived: And that they do consider, How, to the most Ease of the Subject, the Sheriffs may bring in their Accompts, and receive Discharges; and how the Charge of passing their Accompts may be borne out of the publick Revenue: And likewise, to consider, How Sheriffs may be discharged of the old Debts in the Viscomtell, in the great Roll, in the Pipe, and old Seizures: And they are to prepare an Ordinance or Ordinances to these Purposes with all Speed: And all the Lawyers of the House are added to this Committee: And the Care of it is more particularly referred to Mr. Thorpe and Mr. Fowell.

Message from Lords.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page;

The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you this Minute of a Letter to be sent to Colonel Hammond: In which they desire the Concurrence of this House; and that it may be signed by the Speakers of both Houses: They desire to put you in mind of the Matter of the last Conference, That you will take it into speedy Consideration, as much conducing to the Affairs of the Army, and the Settlement of the Kingdom:-A List of the King's Servants to wait upon him; wherein they desire the Concurrence of this House:- These Three Papers; which they thought fit to communicate unto you; and desire they may be referred to the Committee of Lords and Commons for the Agents of London:-An Ordinance for the Relief and Employment of the Poor, and the Punishment of Vagrants, and other disorderly Persons; in which they desire the Concurrence of this House: A Petition of Sir Francis Willoughbie: Another of Captain Swaine's: Which they desire you to take into Consideration.

Letter to Hammond.

The Minute of the Letter to Colonel Robert Hammond, now sent from the Lords, was read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be signed by the Speakers of both Houses.

King's Servants.

The List of the King's Servants, now sent from the Lords, was read: And

It is Ordered, That it be committed to the Members of this House that are of the Committee of the Revenue, and those that were late Commissioners appointed to reside with the King, to consider of it, and of the Debate of the House hereupon; and to report To-morrow Morning.

Willoughby's Claims.

The humble Petition of Sir Francis Willoughby Knight, now sent from the Lords, was read: And

It is Ordered, That the Sum of Seven hundred Pounds be charged upon the Moiety of the Receipts at Goldsmiths Hall, not engaged in Course, and paid unto Sir Francis Willoughby, or his Assignee, for the Relief and Supply of the extreme Necessities of his Lady and Children.

Swayne's Petition.

The humble Petition of Captain Francis Swayne, of the City of York, was read: And

It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Northern Association, to examine the Truth of the Matter of Fact set forth in the Petition; and to consider of it; and report their Opinions upon it to the House.

Poor, &c.

Ordered, That the Ordinance, now sent from the Lords, for Relief and Employment of the Poor, and the Punishment of Vagrants, and other disorderly Persons, be read on Friday Morning, the first Business.

Cooke's Arrears.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Three Counties of Oxon, Bucks, and Berks, to consider, How an Arrear of Pay due to Captain George Cooke, upon his Entertainment in the Service of the Parliament, as appears by a Debenture, signed by the Earl of Essex, may be speedily paid unto him, for the Relief of his great Necessities.

Answer to Lords.

Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message: And do agree to the Minute of the Letter to be sent to Colonel Robert Hammond; and that it be signed by the Speakers of both Houses: And to the rest, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Payment to Mauleverer.

Upon a Report this Day made from the Committee of the Northern Association, to whom the Petition of Sir Thomas Mauleverer was referred;

It is Ordered, That the Sum of One thousand Pounds be charged upon the Receipts of the Excise, in Course, with Interest for the same, after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Cent. payable every Six Months: And that the said One thousand Pounds, and Interest, be paid, upon Account, unto Sir Thomas Mauleverer, in Part of his Pay due upon his Entertainment in the Parliament Service.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for taking the Accompts of the Kingdom, to receive, state, and certify the Accompts of Sir Thomas Mauleverer Baronot: And they are to certify his Accompts by this Day Month.

Merchant Adventurers Loan.

It is this Day Ordered, That the Governor of the Merchant Adventurers, or his Deputy, do forthwith call a Court, and there propound to that Company the Loan of Ten thousand Pounds for the present Service of the Parliament: And that it be offered for the Security, so much out of the Twenty thousand Pounds now charged on the Excise, for the Eastern Association, as shall reimburse them, with Interest for the same, after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Cent.: And that an Ordinance shall be made them for their Security, out of that Money; the said Money being offered by Consent of the Eastern Association.

Army Loan.

Ordered, That the Committee formerly appointed to procure the Sum of Twenty thousand Pounds for the present Service of the Army, do take care of this Business; and more particularly Mr. Bedingfield.