House of Commons Journal Volume 5
17 December 1647

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 17 December 1647', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 5: 1646-1648 (1802), pp. 388-391. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25253 Date accessed: 19 September 2014.


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Die Veneris, 17 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 One hundred and Thirty Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Henry Slaughter, of Keighley in the County of York, Gentleman: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered before December 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Thirty-five Pounds; in Reversion, after a Life, per Annum, Sixty Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is One hundred and Thirty Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Henry Slaughter, of Keighley 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 unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Three hundred Thirty-six Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Wm. Thomas, of Swanzey in the County of Glamorgan Esquire: His Offence, That he executed the Office of High Sheriff, under the King's Commission, against the Direction of the Parliament; and afterwards left his own Habitation, and residing in the Enemies Quarters: He rendered in April 1646: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Two hundred and Sixty-two Pounds Three Shillings, For which his Fine, at a Sixth is Seven hundred and Eighty-six Pounds: But if he settle the Rectory of Landillo, valued at Forty-five Pounds per Annum, upon the Minister there, and his Successors for ever, then he is to be abated Four hundred and Fifty Pounds, and the Fine remains Three hundred Thirty-six . . . . . .

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Wm. Thomas, of Swansey in the County of Glamorgan, 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 Seventy Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Tobyas Swanburne, of the City of York, Advocate of the Civil Law: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered in November 1645: His Estate, inFee, per Annum, Fifteen Pounds; for One Life, per Annum, Forty Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Third, according to the Propositions, is One hundred and Seventy Pounds.

An Ordinance for taking off the Delinquency and Sequestration of the Estate of Tobyas Swanburne, of the City of York, Advocate of the Civil Law, 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 Thomas Metcalf, of Leeds in the County of York, Merchant: His Offence, That he deserted his Dwelling, and lived in the Enemies Quarters: He rendered before December 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Thirty-nine Pounds Ten Shillings; personal Estate, Three hundred and Ninety-four Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is One hundred and Twenty Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Thomas Metcalf, 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 One hundred Thirty-three Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Wm. Hickman, of Barnacle in the County of Warwick, Gentleman: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered in October 1645: His Estate, in Fee Tail, per Annum, Sixty-six Pounds Eleven Shillings and Four-pence: For which his Fine at a Tenth, is One hundred and Thirty-three Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Wm. Hickman, of Barnacle in the County of Warwick, 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 Eighty-seven Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Peter Bartowe of Owlescombe, in the County of Devon, Yeoman: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered in November 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Fifty-one Pounds; for One Life, per Annum, Sixty-two Pounds; for Three Lives, per Annum, Eight Pounds; in personal Estate, One hundred Pounds; for which his Fine, at a Tenth, is One hundred and Eighty-seven Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Peter Bartow, of Olescombe in the County of Devon, 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 Nine Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Wm. Marshall of Moretowne in the County of York, Yeoman: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered before December 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Fifty-four Pounds Ten Shillings: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is One hundred and Nine Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Wm. Marshall, of Morctowne in the County of York, 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 . . . . . Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of One hundred and Forty Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of John Mitchell of Brainscomb in the County of Decon, Gentleman: His Offence, That he assisted the Forces raised against the Parliament: He rendered the Twenty-eighth of November 1645: His Estate, for Two Lives, per Annum, Twenty-seven Pounds Sixteen Shillings; for One Life, per Annum, Thirty-three Pounds Thirteen Shillings; for Fifteen Years, per Annum, Forty Pounds Eighteen Shillings; more in old Rents, for Fifteen Years, Five Pounds Two Shillings and Four-pence: personal Estate, One hundred and Seventy-six Pounds: for which a Fine, at a Tenth, is One hundred and Forty Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto John Mitchell of Brainscombe in the County of Devon, 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 . . One hundred and Seventy Pounds for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Joane Stroad, of the Parish of Stoake under Hampden in the County of Somersett, Widow: Her Offence, That the carried and sold Victuals to the Forces raised against the Parliament: She rendered before December 1645: Her Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Five Pounds; for Three Lives, Eight Pounds; for Five Years, per Annum, One hundred and Fifteen Pounds: For which a Fine, at a Tenth, is One hundred and Seventy Pounds.

Delinquents.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Joane Stroad, of the Parish of Stoak under Hamden in the County of Somersett, Widow, for her Delinquency, and for taking off the Sequestration of her 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 Eighty-five Pounds, for the Delinquency of Roger Knight, of Burstock in the County of Dorsett, 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, Eighty Pounds; for One Life, per Annum, Eight Pounds; for Three Lives, per Annum, Ten Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is One hundred and Eightyfive Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Roger Knight, of Burstock in the County of Dorsett, Gentleman, for a Fine, 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 Delinquency of Daniell Maude, of Wakefield in the County of York, Yeoman: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered before December 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Eighty Pounds; in Reversion per Annum, Twenty Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is One hundred and Eighty Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Daniell Maude, of Wakefield in the County of York, Yeoman, 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 and Fifty Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Edward Lewen of Christchurch in the County of Southampton, Gentleman: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered before December 1645: His Estate, in Fee Tail, per Annum, Seventy-eight Pounds Seventeen Shillings: for which his Fine, at a Tenth, is One hundred and Fifty Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Edward Lewen, of Christchurch in the County of Southampton, 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 Sarah Cox, of Chichester in the County of Sussex, Widow: Her Offence, That the left her own Habitation, and resided in the Enemies Garison: She rendered in November 1645: Her Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Twelve Pounds: for one Life, per Annum, Eighty-eight Pounds; for Twenty Years, per Annum, Ten Pounds Nineteen Shillings: For which her Fine, at a Tenth, is One hundred and Twenty Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Sarah Cox, of Chichester in the County of Sussex, Widow, for her Delinquency, and for taking off the Sequestration of her 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 Fourscore and Three Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Ambrose Potter, of Silferton in the County of Devon, Gentleman, an Attorney at Law: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament; and being in Exeter when it was surrendered, is to have the Benefit of those Articles: His Estate, for Ninety-nine Years after his Mother's Decease, Thirty Pounds; for one Life, per Annum, Ten Pounds; for Two Lives, per Annum, Seven Pounds; in Fee, per Annum, One Pound; in Reversion, per Annum, Four Pounds; personal Estate, Two hundred and Sixty-two Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Third, according to the Propositions, is Two hundred and Eight Pounds; at a Tenth, according to the Articles, is Eighty-three Pounds: Which Eighty-three Pounds is accepted.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Ambrose Potter, of Silverton in the County of Devon, 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.

Reports deferred.

Ordered, That, on Tuesday Morning next, the Reports concerning Mr. Myn and Sir Thomas Hampson be made.

Absent Member.

Ordered, That Colonel Allured shall have his Twenty Pounds restored unto him; which, in pursuance of a former Order, in regard of his Absence, was deposited in the Hands of Mr. Wheeler.

Leave of Absence.

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

Sheriff of Lancaster.

Ordered, That the Commissioners for the Seal, to the Duchy of Lancaster do pass, under the said Seal, a Commission to Gilbert Ireland Esquire, nominated and appointed by both Houses of Parliament to be Sheriff of the said County of Lancaster.

Delinquent Lawyers.

Ordered, That, on Thursday Morning next, Sir William Allenson and Mr. Robinson do bring in the Ordinance for disabling Delinquent Lawyers, Attornies, and Solicitors, to practise.

Verney's Sequestration.

The humble Petition of the Lady Verney, Wife to Sir Ralph Verney of Middle Cleydon in the County of Bucks, Knight, was this Day read: And

It is Ordered, That the whole Business touching the Sequestration of the Estate of Sir Ralph Verney, be referred to the Examination and Consideration of the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations: to examine, hear, and determine the same, according to the Ordinances of Parliament in that behalf.

Soldiers, &c.

Ordered, That, on Monday next, the Petitions and Business concerning the Soldiery, and Soldiers Wives, be read, and taken into Consideration, at Ten of Clock, the first Business, after the Reports at Goldsmiths Hall.

Army Commissioners.

Mr. Scawen reports the Results of the Debates between the Commissioners employed to the Army, touching the Matters referred unto them, and the General and Officers of the Army: The which were read.

Ordered, That this Report be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning, the first Business; and nothing to intervene: And that no other Business be entertained, till That be dispatched.

Ordered, That the Committee of the Army do give their Order, to reimburse to the Commissioners employed to the Army, the Disbursements and Expences they have been at in the Service and Employment.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Chettle and Mr. Grimston, Members of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.

Message from Lords.

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

The Lords have commanded us to bring unto you a Report from the Committee of Lords and Commons for the Admiralty and Cinque Ports, for Making of Captain Edward Herle Vice Admiral of the North of Cornewall: To which the Lords have agreed, and desire the Concurrence of this House:-A Report from the same Committee, concerning one Mr. Henry Bard, taken going into Ireland, at Sea, by Captain Beddall, and brought into Plimouth: An Ordinance for settling Maintenance out of the Impropriate Rectory of Fordington, for better Maintenance of a Ministry and Free School in the Town of Dorchester, in the County of Dorsett: Wherein they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Navy Appointment.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth concur with the Lords in nominating, appointing, and constituting, Captain Edward Herle, who hath eminently testified his Affection to the Parliament, to be Vice Admiral of the North of Cornewall, in the Place of John Trefusis, late Vice Admiral there, and since deceased.

Bard to leave the Kingdom, &c.

Ordered, That the Committee of Lords and Commons for the Admiralty and Cinque Ports do take good Security of Mr. Henry Bard to depart the Dominions of this Kingdom, with his Wife, Children, and Servants, within Ten Days; and that he engage, that he will not return into any of the Parts of England, Ireland, Dominion of Wales, or other Parts and Dominions of this Kingdom; and that he will not act any thing to the Prejudice of this Parliament: otherwise that he stand committed, and that such Proceedings shall be taken against him as the Houses shall think fit.

Fordington Rectory.

An Ordinance for settling the Impropriate Rectory of Fordington, near adjacent to Dorchester, for the Maintenance of the Ministry and Free School in the said Town, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed.

Stapeley's Pass.

Ordered, That John Stapeley, Son of Mr. Anthony Stapeley, a Member of this House, Esquire, shall have Mr. Speaker's Pass, for himself, his Tutor,. and Servant, to go beyond the Seas.

Message to Lords.

Sir Anthony Irby returned to the Lords the Ordinance touching the Election of Officers in the City of London, with the Addition and Amendments made thereunto by this House: The Ordinance for Relief and Employment of the Poor in and about the City of London: An Ordinance for putting all Papists and Delinquents out of the late Lines of Communication, and Twenty Miles distant from the City of London: An Order for Major Sallwey to be added to the Committee of Indemnity, in the place of Mr. Ball, deceased; An Order for Three hundred Pounds to Mrs. Susanna Abercromy, out of the Receipts of Excise, in Course: An Ordinance for Payment of a Debt out of the Sale of the Earl of Arundell's Woods, in Arundel Rape in the County of Sussex, owing by the late Earl of Arundell to Mr. Peregrine Pelham: An Ordinance for securing and paying to Mr. Hampden's Assigns the Sum of Five thousand Pounds, out of the Receipts of Excise, in Course; Goldsmiths Hall Receipts, in Course; and the Revenue, in convenient Time.

Electing City Officers, &c.

Sir Anthony Irby brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Amendments and Alterations made by this House, in the Ordinance concerning the Election of Officers in the City of London: That they do agree to the Ordinance for putting all Papists and Maliguants out of the Lines of Communication, and Twenty Miles distant.

Ordered, That these Ordinances be forthwith printed and published.

It is further Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. Alderman Penyngton, Alderman Atkyn, Colonel Ven, and Sir Thomas Soame, to take out Copies of these Ordinances; and to carry them to the Lord Mayor, and the Committee of the Militia; and take special Care of the Putting of those Ordinances in due, speedy, and effectual Execution.

London Poor.

Sir Anthony Irby further reports, That the Lords do agree to the Amendments and Alterations made by this House, to the Ordinance returned, concerning the Relief and Employment of the Poor in and about the City of London.

Ordered, That this Ordinance be forthwith printed and published.

Isle of Providence.

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

The Lords have commanded us to bring unto you an Ordinance concerning the Isle of Providence, made upon a Certificate from the Court of Admiralty: in which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The Ordinance concerning the Isle of Providence, was this Day read the First time.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the Admiralty and Cinque Ports, and the Committee for Foreign Affairs, to consider of the whole Business concerning the Isle of Providence; and, upon the View of the Treaties between this Crown and the Crown of Spaine, to state the Matter of Fact to the House, concerning that Business, and the other Matters of like Nature referred unto them.

Answers to Lords.

Answer returned to the First Message; That, as to the Making of Captain Edward Herle Vice Admiral of the North of Cornewall, they do agree; and to the Ordinance concerning Dorchester: To the rest, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Answer returned to the Second Message; That this House has considered their Lordships Message; and, will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Debts from Delinquents.

Ordered, That Power be given to the Committee formerly appointed to consider of relieving such well-affected Persons to the Parliament, as have Debts owing to them by Persons excepted from Pardon, where Mr. Wheeler has the Chair, to consider of and report some fitting and effectual Course, for Persons well affected to the Parliament to recover their just Debts, from Delinquents that do not compound: And more particularly the Case of Mr. Nicolas Kemp, a Member of this House, concerning a Debt owing unto him from Sir John Mylle, a Delinquent, is referred to this Committee, to consider of, and report some Course for his Relief.

Scotts Commissioners.

Mr. Browne reports a Paper from the Scotts Commissioners, of 17 Decembris: The which was read.

A Letter from the Scotts Commissioners, from Derby House, of 17 Decembris 1647, directed to Mr. Speaker, was read: With it was a Paper likewise sent from the Scotts Commissioners.

Ordered, That this Paper be read on Monday Morning next.

Soldiers Pay.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Army, to take care of providing Pay for the Soldiers that are sent from the Army for the better Guard of the Isle of Wight.