House of Commons Journal Volume 5
14 December 1647

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 14 December 1647', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 5: 1646-1648 (1802), pp. 381-383. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25250 Date accessed: 24 November 2014.


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Die Martis, 14 Decembris, 1647.

PRAYERS.

Delinquents.

MR. John Ashe reports divers Fines and Compositions from the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall: Whereupon it is resolved, as followeth; viz.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Six hundred and Fourscore Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Sir Edward Berkley, of Pull, alias Pill, in the County of Somersett, Knight: His Offence is, That he was in Arms against the Parliament, and in Oxford at the Time of the Surrender; and is to have the Benefit of those Articles: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, One hundred and Fifty Pounds; for his own Life, per Annum, Three hundred Pounds; the like Estate in old Rents, per Annum, Twenty-six Pounds: for Three Lives, per Annum, Thirteen Pounds Six Shillings Eight-pence: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Six hundred and Fourscore Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Sir Edward Berkley, of Pull, alias Pill, in the County of Somersett, Knight, 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 thousand and Thirty Pounds of Sir Maurice Berkley, of Rendcombe in the County of Gloucester, Knight, for his Delinquency: His Offence is, That he adhered to the Forces raised against the Parliament: He rendered before December 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Four hundred Twenty-two Pounds; in old Rents, per Annum, Twenty-two Pounds; in old Rents, after One Life, per Annum, Forty-two Pounds: in Reversion, after a Life, per Annum, Sixty Pounds; personal Estate, Nine hundred Pounds: Out of which issues, for One Life; per Annum, Two hundred Twenty Pounds: Which being allowed, leaves the Fine at a Tenth, One Thousand and Thirty Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Sir Maurice Berkley, of Rendcombe in the County of Gloucester, Knight, 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 Three hundred and Seventy Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Richard Berkeley, of Rendcombe, in the County of Gloucester, Esquire: His Offence is, That he adhered to the Forces raised against the Parliament: He rendered in September 1644: His Estate, for One Life, per Annum, Two hundred Two Pounds; in old Rents, for One Life, per Annum, Fifty-six Pounds: For which, his Fine, at a Tenth, is Three hundred Seventy Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Richard Berkley, of Rendcombe in the County of Gloucester, 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 Three hundred and Fifty Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Alexander Moore, of Grantham in the County of Lincoln, Esquire: His Offence is, That he left his Dwelling and went into the King's Quarters, and adhered to the Enemies of the Parliament: He rendered before December 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, One hundred Fifty-four Pounds Three Shillings Sixpence; for Fifteen Years, per Annum, Sixteen Pounds Six Shillings Eight-pence; for Twelve Years, per Annum, Six Pounds Ten Shillings; personal Estate, One hundred Twenty-seven Pounds Ten Shillings: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Three hundred and Fifty Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Alexander Moore of Grantham in the County of Lincoln 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 Seventeen hundred Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Sir Edward Griffyn, of Dingley in the County of Northampton, Knight: His Offence is, that he deserted his Dwelling, and went into and resided in the Enemies Quarters: He renders upon the Articles of Exeter: His Estate, in Fee, is Twelve hundred and Five Pounds per Annum: Out of which he craves to be allowed, for Six thousand Nine hundred and Twenty Pounds, charged upon his said Estate; and Three Pounds per Annum issuing for ever: Which leaves the Fine, at a Tenth, Seventeen hundred Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Sir Edward Griffyn, of Dingley in the County of Northampton, Knight, 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.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto William Coriton, in the County of Cornwall, Esquire, for his Delinquency, and for taking off the Sequestration of his Estate, upon his Fine of Eight hundred Twenty and eight Pounds, 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 Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Richard Long, of the City of Bristoll, Merchant: His Offence is, That he adhered and contributed to the Forces raised against the Parliament: Rendered before December 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, One hundred and Fifty Pounds; for Two Lives, per Annum, Sixty-five Pounds; for One Life, per Annum, Fourteen Pounds; after Nineteen Years, per Annum, Forty Pounds more; for One Life, per Annum, Thirty-five Pounds; after Three Lives, per Annum, Thirty-three Pounds; for Sixteen Years, per Annum, Fifteen Pounds; in Goods and Debts, Three thousand Two hundred Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Eight hundred Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Richard Long, of Bristoll, 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 unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Four hundred Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of James Watkinson, of Kingston upon Hull, Merchant: His Offence is, That he left his own Habitation, and went into York, and resided there, whilst it was a Garison against the Parliament: He rendered in October 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, One hundred Pounds Thirteen Shillings Four-pence; for Six Years to come, per Annum, Eight Pounds Six Shillings Eight-pence; for Three Lives, of the Parsonage of Esington, worth, per Annum, One hundred and Twenty Pounds, above Fortythree Pounds Ten Shillings Rent reserved to the Bishop of York; in personal Estate, Four hundred Fourteen Pounds Thirteen Shillings Eight-pence: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Four hundred Pounds.

The Committee propound, That the Forty-three Pounds Ten Shillings Rent, reserved to the Bishop, may be settled for Increase of Maintenance to the Minister of Easington.

Delinquents.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto James Watkinson, of Kingston upon Hull, 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 Five hundred Seventy-and-two-Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Francis Chock, of Avington in the County of Berks, Esquire: His Offence is, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: Rendered before December 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Two hundred Sixty-five Pounds; after a Life, per Annum, Seventy-five Pounds; personal Estate, One hundred Pounds: Out of which issues, for ever, per Annum, Six Shillings Eightpence; for a Life, after a Life, per Annum, Sixty Pounds: Which being deducted, the Fine remains Five hundred Seventy-two Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Francis Chock, of Avington in the County of Berks, Esquire, 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 One hundred Thirty-three Pounds Six Shillings Fourpence, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Charles Jackson, of Charleton in the County of York, Gentleman: His Offence is, That he forsook his Habitation, and lived in the Enemies Quarters: He rendered in November 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Sixty-six Pounds Thirteen Shillings Four pence: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is One hundred Thirty-three Pounds Six Shillings Four-pence.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Charles Jackson, of Charle 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 Two hundred and Seventeen Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of George Southcoate, of Kelmington in the County of Devon, Gentleman, and of Thomas Southcoate, his Son: Their Offences are, That they deserted their Dwelling, and lived in the City of Exeter, whilst it was a Garison held for the King against the Parliament; and, being there at the Surrender of the said Garison, are to have the Benefit of those Articles: The Estate, for Two Lives, per Annum, One hundred Fourteen Pounds Nine Shillings; for Three Lives, per Annum, Forty-nine Pounds Ten Shillings; personal Estate, Thirteen Pounds Six Shillings Eight-pence: For which, the Fine, at a Tenth, is Two hundred Seventeen Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting Pardons to George Southcoate, of Kelmington in the County of Devon, Gentleman, and Thomas Southcoat his Son, for their Delinquency, and for taking off 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 Sum of One hundred and Fifty Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Christofer Thompson, of Scarborough in the County of York, Merchant Taylor: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered in November 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Sixtyfour Pounds Thirteen Shillings Four-pence; for Three Lives, per Annum, Seven Pounds; personal Estate, Ninety-five Pounds: For which, his Fine, at a Tenth, is One hundred Fifty Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Christofer Thompson of Scarborough in the County of York, Merchant Taylor, for his Delinquency, and for taking off the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; 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 Fifteen Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Francis Sherrington, of Boothes in the County of Lancaster, Gentleman: His Offence, That he furnished a Man, Horse, and Arms, to the Earl of Darby, against the Parliament: Rendered before the First of May 1646: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, One hundred Forty-four Pounds; issuing for One Life, per Annum, Twenty Pounds; more, in Quit Rents, and other Rents, per Annum, Twenty-nine Pounds; for which his Fine, at a Sixth, is Three hundred Fifteen Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Francis Sherrington, of Boothes in the County of Lancaster, Gentleman, 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 hundred Sixty-four Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Walter Chetwin, of Ridgley in the County of Stafford, Gentleman: His Offence, That he left his Habitation, and resided in the Enemies Quarters: He rendered before December 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Seven Pounds; in Iron Works, for Three Years yet to come, per Annum, Four thousand Eight hundred Pounds; in Debts owing to him, One thousand Pounds; and he stands charged to pay to his Brother, and his Brother's Children, One thousand three hundred Pounds: Which being allowed, leaves the Fine, at a Tenth, Four hundred Sixty-four Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Walter Chetwyn, of Ridgeley in the County of Stafford, 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 unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Three hundred Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Thomas Blackwall, of Mansfield Woodhowse, in the County of Nottingham, Esquire: His Offence is, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered in April 1646: His Estate, for Forty-five Years yet to come, per Annum, Two hundred Twenty-five Pounds; for Eight Years yet to come, per Annum, Five Pounds: Out of which issues, for One Life, per Annum, One hundred Fifteen Pounds; for Two Lives, per Annum, Forty-three Pounds: Which being allowed, leaves the Fine, at a Sixth, Three hundred Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Thomas Blackwall, of Mansfield Woodhowse, in the County of Nottingham, 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 Five thousand Six hundred Forty-and two Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Sir Thomas Leigh, of Stoneley in the County of Warwick, Baronet, and Sir Thomas his Son and Heir: The Father's Offence is, That he sat in the Commission of Array, and went into the Enemies Garisons; and Sir Thomas the Son was in Arms against the Parliament: They rendered in April in 1646: Their Estate, which is in the Father, and intailed upon the Son, per Annum, Twelve hundred Forty-eight Pounds One Shilling Ten-pence; for Nineteen Years, per Annum, Four hundred Sixty-one Pounds Two Shillings Tenpence; for Three Lives, per Annum, Four hundred Eighteen Pounds Twelve Shillings Eight-pence: in personal Estate, Two hundred Pounds: For which their Fine, at a Sixth, is Five thousand Six hundred Forty-two Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Sir Thomas Leigh of Stoneley in the County of Warwick, Knight and Baronet, and to Sir Thomas his Son, for their Delinquencies, and for taking off the Sequestration of their Estates, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Grant to Coryton.

An Ordinance for securing and paying unto Mrs. Philippa Coryton, the Sum of One thousand Four hundred and Threescore Pounds, which was seized and employed for the Service of the Parliament, Eight hundred Twentyeight Pounds thereof being the Fine of Wm. Coryton Esquire, the Father of the said Mrs. Philippa Coryton, and Six hundred Thirty-two Pounds, Remainder of the said One Thousand Four hundred and Threescore Pounds, out of the Receipts of the Excise, with Interest for the same, after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Cent. for the same, during the Forbearance thereof, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Letter read.

A Letter from the Commissioners employed to the Army, from Windsore, of 13 Decembris 1647, was this Day read.

Monopolizing Soap, &c.

An Ordinance for the Punishing of Sir Henry Compton Knight, and others, for monopolizing the Making and Selling of Soap, and for other High Crimes and Misdemeanors committed by them, was this Day read and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Lane, Sir Martin Lister, Mr. Tate, Mr. Robert Goodwyn, Mr. Wm. Pierrepoint, Colonel Thompson, Mr. Pury, Mr. Wheeler, Sir John Temple, Sir Wm. Allenson, Sir Ben. Rudierd, Alderman Pennington, Mr. Robinson, Sir Walter Erle, Mr. Snelling, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Annesley, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Selden, Sir Edward Bainton, Sir Anthony Irby, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Peregrine Pelham, Mr. Herbert, Mr. Nath. Stephens, Mr. John Stephens, Colonel Ven, Mr. Rigby, Sir Wm. Massam, Mr. Challoner, Sir John Danvers, Mr. Nicholas, Colonel Jephson, Sir Richard Lucy, Sir Martin Lumley, Mr. Hungerford, Mr. Love, Major General Skippon, Mr. Leman, Mr. Foxwist, Mr. Knightley, Mr. Thorpe, Mr. Miles Corbett, Mr. Humfrey Edwards, Colonel Edwards, Colonel Rosseter, Mr. Beddingfield, Mr. Walloppe, Mr. Nelthorpe, and all the Lawyers of the House: And are to meet this Afternoon at Three of the Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber; and so de die in diem: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records: And the Care of this Business is more particularly referred to Mr. Pury.

Assessment.

Resolved, &c. That the monthly Sum of Twenty thousand Pounds be proportionably charged and assessed upon all the Counties of England, and Dominion of Wales, to continue for the Space of Six Months; to be employed for the particular Service of Ireland.

The Question was propounded, That this Assessment for Ireland, shall be now charged upon the several Counties of England and Wales, according to the Rate and Proportion observed in the last Ordinance for Ireland, of 18 Octobris 1644:

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

It passed with the Affirmative.

Resolved, &c. That this Assessment for Ireland shall be now charged upon the several Counties of England and Wales, according to the Rate and Proportion observed in the late Ordinance for Ireland, of 18 Octobris 1644: And that it be referred to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, at Derby House, to prepare and bring in an Ordinance according to these Votes: And that the Care of this Business be more particularly referred to Mr. Reynolds.

The Amendments to the Ordinance for Fifty thousand Pounds to be raised for Ireland, were read the First and Second time; and upon the Question, assented unto: And the Ordinance, so amended, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Parson's, &c. Claims.

The humble Petition of Sir Wm. Parsons, Sir Adam Loftus, Sir John Temple, and Sir Robert Meredith, directed to the Committee at Derby House, and from thence reported to this House, was this Day read. And

It is Ordered, That, whereas the Sum of Five hundred Pounds per Annum was appointed to be paid to the Petitioners respectively, as being employed by the Parliament in the Service of Ireland, that the Treasurer at Wars, out of such Monies as are or shall be in his Hands, do pay unto the Petitioners so much Monies as may make up to each of the said Petitioners the full Sum of Five hundred Pounds, accounting, towards the Making up of the said Sum of Five hundred Pounds, the Monies the said Petitioners respectively have already received of the said Five hundred Pounds, assigned unto them by former Order, as aforesaid.

Bills to be sent to the King.

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

The Lords have commanded us to let this House know, That they have passed the Four Bills sent from this House; viz.

1. Concerning the Militia.

2. Oaths and Declarations.

3. Adjournment of the Parliament.

4. Peers lately made.

That they have passed the Instructions, with One Amendment; in which they desire the Concurrence of this House; and desire, that the Instructions may be communicated to the Scotts Commissioners, by the Members of both Houses, that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, this Afternoon.

The Lords have nominated Two Lords to go as Commissioners to the King with these Bills; and desire this House to appoint a Committee of a proportionable Number: They have sent an Instruction for these Commissioners; in which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Instructions to Committee.

The Alteration to the Instructions was read, and assented unto; and was, That, in the Second Page of the said Instructions, Fifteenth Line, after the Word "aforesaid," these Words be added; viz. "thereby authorizing Algernon Earl of Northumberland, Henry Earl of Kent, John Earl of Rutland, Phil. Earl of Pembroke, Wm. Earl of Salisbury, Robert Earl of Warwick, and Edmond Earl of Mulgrave, or any Three of them, to give your Majesty's Royal Assent unto the said Bills, according to the Law in that Behalf declared.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth concur with the Lords, in communicating the Instructions to the Scotts Commissioners this Afternoon, by the Members of both Houses, that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms.

The Instruction for the Commissioners appointed to repair to the King with the Bills, was read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and was in hæc verba; viz.

You, or any Three of you, whereof One Member of the House of Peers, and Two Members of the House of Commons, to be present, are to repair to his Majesty with these Bills, and pursue these Instructions: And you are to attend his Majesty for the Space of Ten Days, and no longer; and to return back to the said House respectively, with his Majesty's Answer.

Mr. Bulkley, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Kempe, Mr. Robert Goodwyn;

This Committee is appointed to join with a proportionable Number of the Lords, to go with the Bills to the King.

Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message; and do agree to all the Particulars of it: And have appointed a Committee of a proportionable Number, to repair to the King with the Bills.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Wm. Fenwick and Mr. Gewen, Members of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.

Irish Commissioners.

Resolved, &c. That Mr. Thomas Scott, of the County of Bucks, a Member of this House, be hereby nominated and appointed one of the Commissioners to go into Munster in Ireland: And that the said Commissioners, or any Two of them, be appointed to go accordingly into Munster.