House of Commons Journal Volume 5
16 December 1647

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 16 December 1647', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 5: 1646-1648 (1802), pp. 386-388. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25252 Date accessed: 16 September 2014.


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Die Jovis, 16 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 Two hundred and Seventy Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Thomas Chandler, of Hide Barton in the County of Southampton, Esquire: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered in November 1645: His Estate, in Fee and Fee Tail, per Annum, One hundred Twenty-three Pounds Six Shillings and Eight-pence; for One Life per Annum, Twenty-six Pounds Ten Shillings: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Two hundred and Seventy Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Thomas Chandler, of Hide Barton in the County of Southampton, 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 hundred and Seventy Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Sir Gerrard Fleetwood, of Crawley, in the County of Southampton, Knight: His Offence, That he was a Commissioner for raising Monies for the Maintenance of the Forces raised against the Parliament: He rendered in October 1645: His Estate, per Annum, in Fee, Forty Pounds; for Two Lives, per Annum, One hundred Pounds; for one Life, per Annum, Sixty Pounds; for Eighty Years, per Annum, Twenty Pounds; after One Life, per Annum, One hundred Pounds; for Eighty Years, per Annum, after a Life, One hundred Pounds; personal Estate, Seven hundred Pounds; for which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Five hundred and Seventy Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Sir Gerard Fleetwood, of Crawley in the County of Southampton, 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 Pardons to Thomas Broughton, in the County of Stafford, Esquire, and Brian Broughton his Son, for their Delinquency, and for taking off the Sequestration of their Estates, upon the Fine of Three thousand Two hundred 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 Fourteen hundred Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Nicholas Stewart, of Hartley Mauditt, in the County of Southampton, Esquire: His Offence, That he deserted his own Habitation, and went into and resided in the Enemy's Garisons: He rendered in November 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, One hundred and Fortyeight Pounds in Fee Tail, per Annum, Five hundred and Sixty-five Pounds; after Three Lives, per Annum, One hundred and Forty Pounds: Out of which Allowance being made of One hundred Pounds for One thousand Three hundred and Thirty-three Pounds, charged upon his Land for Portions to younger Children, yet unpaid; the Fine, at a Tenth, remains One thousand Four hundred Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon to Nicholas Stewart, of Hartley Mauditt in the County of Southampton, 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 Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Gregory Hermitage, of Nether Shitlington in the County of York, Gentleman: His Offence, That he executed a Commission against the Parliament's Friends, and lived in the Enemies Quarters: He rendered in November 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Two hundred and Forty-one Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Four hundred and Eighty-two Pounds: But if he allow Eight Pounds, per Annum, to the Church of Dewsbury Gowle, where the Vicar hath but Thirty Pounds per Annum, then he is to be abated Eighty-two Pounds; and the Fine remains Four hundred Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Gregory Hermitage, of Nether Shitlington 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 Eight hundred Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Thomas Lord Cromwell, Baron of Owckam: His Offence, That, . . being a Peer, and Member of Parliament, was in Arms against the Parliament; He rendered before the First of May 1646: His Estate, in Tail, per Annum, Two hundred Pounds; more, by the Courtesy of England, per Annum, Three hundred and Fifty Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Third, according to the Propositions, is Eight hundred Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Thomas Lord Cromwell, Baron of Owckam, 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 Seven hundred and Fifty Pounds for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Benjamin Cutler, of Ipswich in the County of Suffolk, Gentleman: His Offence is, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered before December 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Three hundred and Fifty-two Pounds: For One Life, per Annum, Twentysix Pounds; more, for Life, in the Constableship of Wisbich Castle, per Annum, Twenty Pounds; Out of which issues, for Life, per Annum, Six Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence; and also a Mortgage of a Hundred Pounds charged upon his Lands: Which, being allowed, leaves the Fine, at a Tenth, Seven hundred and Fifty Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Benjamin Cutler, of Ipswich in the County of Suffolk 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 Three hundred and Thirty Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Robert Burre, of Aylesham in the County of Norfolk, Yeoman: His Offence, That he, being Constable of Aylesham aforesaid, did disarm some that were well affected to the Parliament, at the same time when there was an Insurrection in the said Town: He rendered in November 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, One hundred and Sixty-eight Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Three hundred and Thirty Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Robert Burre, of Aylesham, in the County of Norfolk, 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 Three hundred and Forty Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Thomas Slingesby, of the City of York, Esquire: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered in November 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Seventy-four Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence; for his Life, per Annum, One hundred Pounds; for Three Lives, per Annum, Thirty Pounds; in Reversion, per Annum, Sixty Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Three hundred and Forty Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon to Thomas Slingesby, of the City of York, 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 unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of One hundred and Forty Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Joseph Hillary, of Leeds, in the County of York, Merchant: His Offence is, That he contributed towards the Maintenance of the Forces raised against the Parliament: He rendered in November 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Fifty-nine Pounds Three Shillings and Four-pence; for One-and-twenty Years, per Annum, Eight Pounds; for One Life, per Annum, Ten Pounds; in personal Estate, One hundred and Ten Pounds; out of which issue, for Rent, per Annum, Three Pounds Six Shillings and Eight-pence: Which leaves his Fine at a Tenth, One hundred and Forty . . . . . .

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Joseph Hillary, of Leeds, in the County of York, 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 Two hundred Eighty-seven Pounds Ten Shillings, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Richard Newman, of Fishead Magdalen in the County of Dorsett, Gentleman, His Offence, That he was a Commissioner for the King, and acted accordingly: He rendered before December 1645: His Estate in Fee, per Annum, Eighty Pounds; for Two Lives, per Annum, Sixty-two Pounds: for One Life, per Annum, Sixty Pounds; out of which issues, for One Life, per Annum, Ten Pounds: Which leaves the Fine, at a Tenth, Two hundred and Eighty-seven . . . . . . Ten Shillings.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Richard Newman, of Fishead Magdalen, in the County of Dorsett, 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.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Serle, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.

Guards at Door.

Ordered, That the Guards at the Door shall have Twenty Halberts provided for them, to make use of, as Occasion shall be, for the better Defence of this Place.

Ogle's Fine.

Resolved, &c. That the Report of the Fine of Sir Wm. Ogle be re-committed: And the Gentlemen of the County of Hants, that serve in this House, are to give the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall such further Information, touching the Value of his Estate, as they are able.

Probates of Wills.

Ordered, That, on Tuesday next, at Ten of Clock, the first Business, after the Reports from the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, Mr. Hill do make Report concerning Probates of Wills.

Comm rs of Customs.

An Ordinance for declaring the present Commissioners of the Customs, was this Day read the First time.

Col. Lilburne.

Mr. Maynard reports the State of the Case concerning the Commitment of Lieutenant Colonel John Lilburne, by Judgment of the House of Peers.

Answer to Scotts Commissioners.

Resolved, &c. That, in the Answer Yesterday voted to be given to the Scotts Commissioners Papers, instead of the Words "before such Assent had," these Words be added, viz. "before the Answer thereunto given."

Mr. Selden is appointed to carry this Answer, so amended, to the Lords: And to desire, that it may be communicated this Afternoon to the Scotts Commissioners, by the Members of both Houses that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, as the Answer of both Houses to the Papers of the Scotts Commissioners, bearing Date the Fourteenth of this instant December, and reported the Fifteenth.

Commissioners to the King.

He likewise carried the Vote for the Commissioners of both Houses to go with the Bills and Propositions to the King on Monday next.

Message from Lords.

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

The Lords have sent to this House, an Ordinance touching the Election of the Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, and other Officers of the City of London; in which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

They desire to put this House in mind of Two Ordinances, formerly sent to this House; the one concerning the Poor of the City of London, the other concerning the Repair of Churches.

Election of City Officers.

The Ordinance touching the Election of Officers in the City of London, now sent from the Lords, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Scott, Mr. Gourdon, Mr. Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Hill, Mr. Grimston, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Tate, Sir Anthony Irby, Sir Christopher Yelverton; or any Three of them: Who are presently to withdraw upon it.

London Poor.

Colonel Thompson reports the Amendments to the Ordinance formerly sent from the Lords, twice read, and committed, for Employment and Relief of the Poor of London, within the City of London, and Liberties: The which Amendments were twice read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.

An additional Proviso, to be added to the said Ordinance for appointing Registers in every Incorporation, was read; and nothing done upon it.

The Ordinance, so amended, was then put to the Question; and passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords, so amended; and their Concurrence desired in the said Amendments.

Repair of Churches.

Colonel Thompson is appointed to carry it to the Lords.

An Ordinance for Repair of Churches and Parochial Chapels, formerly sent from the Lords, was this Day read the first time; and upon the Question, rejected.

Repair of Churches.

Ordered, That the Bill for Repair of Churches, in the Hand of Mr. Bacon, be reported on Saturday Morning.

Answer returned by the same Messengers: That this House has considered their Lordships Message: And will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Indemnity.

Ordered, That Major Sallwey be added to the Committee of Indemnity, in the place of Mr. Ball, formerly appointed of that Committee, and since deceased.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Answer to Scotts Commissioners.

Mr. Selden brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Answer to the Scotts Commissioners Papers, of the Fourteenth of December; wherein they desire to peruse the Bills to be presented to the King: And to the Order that the Commissioners shall go with the Bills and Propositions on Monday next: And that the same may be communicated to the Scotts Commissioners this Afternoon, by the Members of both Houses that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms.

Col. Lilburne.

Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning, the House do take into Consideration the Report now made concerning the Commitment and Imprisonment of Lieutenant Colonel John Lilburne, by Order and Judgment of the House of Peers.

Sheriffs of Stafford.

Ordered, That Walter Chetwyn Esquire, appointed by both Houses Sheriff of the County of Stafford, shall have Liberty to reside out of the said County during the Time of his Sheriffalty; any Statute or Ordinance to the contrary notwithstanding.

Removing Papists, &c.

An Ordinance for putting all Papists and Malignants out of the late Lines of Communication, and Twenty Miles distant from the City of London, was this Day read the First and Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the Time prefixed for the Departure of Papists and Malignants shall be the Three-andtwentieth of this Instant December.

Resolved, &c. That the Time for the Continuance of this Ordinance shall be Six Months.

The Ordinance with the Blanks thus filled up, upon the Question, passed; and is ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Mr. Miles Corbett is appointed to carry it to the Lords To-morrow Morning.

Southwark, &c. Militia.

Ordered, That, on Saturday Morning next, the additional Ordinances concerning the Militias of the Borough of Southwark and Westminster be brought in, and reported.

Tonage and Poundage.

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

The Lords have returned the Ordinance concerning Tonage and Poundage; with One Amendment; in which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The Amendment to the Bill of Tonage and Poundage, sent from the Lords, was in the Page Thirteen, and Line Twelfth, after the Word "from," put out these Words, "the Commons House;" and, instead thereof, put in these Words, "both Houses:" The which was read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.

Ordered, That the Ordinance concerning Tonage and Poundage be forthwith printed and published.

Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message; and do agree to the Amendment in the Ordinance concerning Tonage and Poundage.

Comm rs of Customs.

An Ordinance for declaring the Commissioners of the Customs, was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Sir Walter Erle is appointed to carry it to the Lords.

Election of City Officers.

Mr. Prideaux reports the Amendments to the Ordinance touching the Election of Officers in the City of London, this Day sent from the Lords: The which were twice read; and, upon the Question assented unto: And the Ordinance, so amended, upon the Question, passed; and is ordered to be returned to the Lords To-morrow Morning, with these Amendments; and their Concurrence desired in the said Amendments.