House of Commons Journal Volume 5
20 December 1647

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 20 December 1647', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 5: 1646-1648 (1802), pp. 392-394. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25255 Date accessed: 22 September 2014.


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Die Lunæ, 20 Decembris, 1647.

PRAYERS.

Leave of Absence.

ORDERED, That Colonel Bowyer, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country for Six Weeks.

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 Three hundred and Twenty Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Edward Copley, of Battley in the County of York, Esquire: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered in November 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Sixty Pounds; after One Life, per Annum, Two hundred Pounds: For which, his Fine, at a Tenth, is Three hundred and Twenty Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Edward Copley, of Battley in the County 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 to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of One hundred Seventy-two Pounds of Lawrence Bull, of Peglinch in the County of Somersett, Gentleman, for a Fine, for his Delinquency: His Offence, That he was a Collector of Monies for the Forces raised against the Parliament: He rendered before December 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum * *; in old Rents, per Annum: Five Pounds, for One Life, per Annum, Ten Pounds; Out of which issues Four Pounds per Annum: Which leave the Fine, at a Tenth, One hundred and Seventy-two Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Lawrence Bull, of Peglinch in the County of Somersett, 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 Thirteen hundred and Fifty Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Richard Sykes, of Kirk Heaton in the County of York, Clerk: His Offence, That he left his Habitation, and resided in the Enemies Quarters: He rendered in November 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Two hundred Seventy Pounds; personal Estate, Forty Pounds: For which, his Fine, at a Third, is Thirteen hundred and Fifty Pounds: But in regard it doth appear that he lost a good Church Living of Three hundred Pounds per Annum, and a great personal Estate, and hath a great Charge of Children, This Committee doth recommend it to the House, to take One thousand Pounds, if they think good, for his Fine: And further, that he was an Opposer of Bishops, and a very moderate Man.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Richard Sykes, of Kirk Heaton in the County of York, Clerk, 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 James May, of Coldry in the County of Southampton, Esquire: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered before December 1645: His Estate, in Fee in Possession, per Annum, Two hundred Thirty Pounds; in Reversion, after One Life, Three hundred and Seventy Pounds: For which, his Fine, at a Tenth, is Eight hundred Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto James May, of Coldry 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 Two hundred and Eight Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Edward Lloyd, of Trevant, in the County of Montgomery, Esquire: His Offence, That he adhered unto and assisted the Forces raised against the Parliament: He rendered before December 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Eighty-nine Pounds Seven Shillings; for One Life, Seventy-two Pounds Eighteen Shillings Eightpence: Out of which issues, for One Life, Forty Pounds: per Annum; for ever, per Annum, Nine Pounds Four Shillings: Which leaves the Fine, at a Tenth, Two hundred and Eight Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Edward Lloyd, of Trevant in the County of Montgomery 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 Two hundred Pounds of John Bretton, in the County of York, Gentleman, for a Fine, for his Delinquency: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered the Three and-twentieth of March 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Sixty-six Pounds; personal Estate, Twenty-seven Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Sixth, is Two hundred Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting Pardon unto John Bretton, of Bretton 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 Fine of Two hundred Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Roger Mollineux, of Teversall, in the County of Nottingham, Esquire: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered before May 1646: His Estate, for One Life, per Annum, Ninety-two Pounds; in Debts, Five hundred Fifty Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Sixth, is Two hundred Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Roger Mollineux, of Teversall 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 Three hundred Forty-five Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Amyas Isaack, of Upcott in the County of Devon, Gentleman: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered upon the Articles of Exeter: His Estate, for One Life, per Annum, Eighty-seven Pounds Seven Shillings: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Three hundred Forty-five Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Amyas Isaack of Upcott 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.

Sykes' Petition.

Ordered, That Mr. Sykes his Petition be read on Thursday Morning next.

Comm rs to the King.

Ordered, That the Committee of the Revenue do forthwith advance and Pay the Sum of Two hundred Pounds to the Commissioners that are now to go to the King to the Isle of Wight, or to such as they shall appoint to receive the same, upon Account, towards defraying the Expences of their Employment and Journey.

Propositions to the King.

Ordered, That Mr. Robert Goodwyn, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Kempe, and Mr. Wheeler, do forthwith withdraw, and examine the Propositions now to be sent to the King; and thereupon see that they be signed by the Clerks of both Houses.

Convent Garden Parish.

Ordered, That the Members of this House living in Convent Garden do bring in an additional Ordinance for the Parish of Convent Garden, for the levying of the Sum of Monies decreed in Chancery to be paid by that Parish to Marten's Parish; and for such other Things as shall be necessary for the better regulating the said Parish of Convent Garden: And Mr. Trenchard and Mr. Tate are appointed to take care hereof.

Col. King.

Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning peremptorily, after the Reports at Goldsmiths Hall, Mr. Pury make Report of the Lincolnshire Business, concerning Colonel Edward King.

Dr. Usher.

The Question was propounded, That an Ordinance be brought in, to give Dr. Usher Leave to preach at Lincolne's Inne.

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

The House was divided.

The Noes went forth.

Mr. Annesley, Tellers for the Yea: 84.
Sir Arth. Hesilrige, With the Yea,
Sir Peter Wentworth, Tellers for the Noe: 79.
Sir Rich. Houghton, With the Noe,

So the Question passed with the Affirmative.

The Question being put, That an Ordinance be brought in, to give Dr. Usher Leave to preach at Lincolne's Inne;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Lord Cramborne, Tellers for the Yea: 92.
Sir Arthur Hesilrige, With the Yea,
Colonel Birch, Tellers for the Noe: 88.
Mr. Nath. Stephens, With the Noe,

So that the Question passed with the Affirmative.

Mr. Solicitor and Mr. Samuell Browne are appointed to bring in this Ordinance.

The Question was propounded, That the Negative Oath be forthwith tendered to Dr. Usher:

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

The House was divided.

The Noes went forth.

Sir Wm. Massam, Tellers for the Yea: 76.
Mr. Bond, With the Yea,
Sir Edward Bainton, Tellers for the Noe: 73.
Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes, With the Noe,

So that the Question passed with the Affirmative.

Resolved, &c. That the Negative Oath be forthwith tendered to Dr. Usher.

Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall to send for Dr. Usher, and to tender unto him the Negative Oath.

Delinquent Ministers, &c.

Ordered, That Power be given to the Committee of plundered Ministers, to examine the Information now given, and all other of the like Nature, concerning such Ministers as have adhered to the Enemy, that have preached without Authority and Licence of Parliament, and concerning such as have preached against the Proceedings of the Parliament, within the City of London, or late Lines of Communication, or elsewhere; and, whereas the House has been informed, That the Book of Common Prayer has been usually read in Churches within the City of London, and Lines of Communication, and elsewhere, to commit such as, upon Examination, they shall find to have been guilty herein; and to take care to suppress such as have adhered to the Enemy, that shall preach without Licence, by Commitment, if they shall see Cause; and to suppress the Reading of the Book of Common Prayer.

Propositions to the King.

Mr. Lisle brought the Propositions from the Committee appointed to examine them.

And thereupon they were signed by the Clerk, here in the open House.

And then Mr. Speaker, by the Command of the House, delivered unto the Commissioners appointed to carry the Propositions unto the King, the said Propositions: Who came up from the lower End of the House, and received the said Propositions at Mr. Speaker's Hands.

Letter read.

By Order, upon the Question, a Letter from the Scotts Commissioners, from Worcester House, of 20 Decembris 1647, was this Day read.

Brookbanck's, &c. Petition.

Ordered, That a Paper, directed "To the King's Most Excellent Majesty," and intituled, "The humble Petition of John Brookbanck, Gilbert Deane, John Ashe, and John King, Ministers of God's Word," and all the whole Business and Circumstances thereupon depending, be referred to the Examination of the Committee for Complaints.

Deans and Chapters Lands.

The Question being put, that the Reversions of Deans and Chapters Lands (the present Rents reserved, all Tythes, Impropriations, Presentations, and Advowsons excepted) shall be given as Security for Payment of the Six hundred thousand Pounds formerly assigned for Security for the Soldiers Arrears, in case the said Six hundred thousand Pounds shall not arise and be paid out of the Securities formerly given;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir Arthur Hesilrige, Tellers for the Yea: 46.
Sir Henry Mildmay, With the Yea.
Sir Wm. Massam, Tellers for the Noe: 62.
Mr. Gourdon, With the Noe,

So that the Question passed with the Negative.

Army, &c.

Ordered, That the Business concerning the Disbanding of Supernumeraries, and taking off Free Quarter, be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning, the first Business.