House of Commons Journal Volume 5
25 December 1647

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 25 December 1647', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 5: 1646-1648 (1802), pp. 404-406. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25260 Date accessed: 22 July 2014.


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Die Sabbati, 25 Decembris, 1647.

PRAYERS.

Delinquents.

RESOLVED, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Five hundred Forty-three Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Thomas Rawden, of the City of London, Merchant: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered before the First of May 1646: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, One hundred Forty-seven Pounds Nineteen Shillings and Eight-pence; in Reversion, per Annum, Fifty Pounds; more, in Possession, Eight Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Sixth, is Five hundred and Forty-three Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Thomas Rawden, of the City of London, 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 Arthur Redhead, of Colby in the County of Lincoln, Esquire: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered in November 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, One hundred and Fifty-four Pounds Ten Shillings; in Right of his Wife, per Annum, Ninetytwo Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Four hundred Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Arthur Redhead, of Colby 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 Fourteen hundred and Thirty Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Richard Cabell, of Buckfastleigh in the County of Devon, Esquire, and Richard Cabell, his Son and Heir Apparent: The Father's Offence, That he assisted the Enemies of the Parliament: The Son was in Arms against the Parliament: They were not sequestered till June 1646: And thereupon presently petitioned to be admitted to a Composition: The Estate, in old Rents, in Fee, per Annum, Thirty-three Pounds Twelve Shillings and Sevenpence; in Fee, in Possession, per Annum, Four hundred Eighteen Pounds Two Shillings and Four-pence; in Reversion, after Three Lives, per Annum, Twenty-two Pounds; Chief Rents, per Annum, Six Pounds Nineteen Shillings and Four-pence; also a Rectory, in Fee, per Annum, Thirty Pounds; in personal Estate, Six thousand Pounds: Out of which issues, for ever, per Annum, Three Pounds and Five-pence: And if he settle the Rectory of Buckfastleigh, valued at Thirty Pounds per Annum, upon the Church of Buckfastleigh for ever, then the Fine will be Fourteen hundred and Thirty Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Richard Cabell, of Buckfastleigh in the County of Devon, Esquire, and Richard Cabell his Son, for their Delinquencies, and for taking off the Sequestrations of their Estates, 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 Two hundred Thirty-four Pounds Six Shillings and Fourpence, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of George Potter, of the City of Exeter, Merchant: His Offence, That he voluntarily contributed to the Forces raised against the Parliament: He rendered upon the Articles of Exeter: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Forty-eight Pounds Six Shillings and Eight-pence; for Three Lives, per Annum, Thirty-seven Pounds Eighteen Shillings; for One Life, per Annum, Fourteen Pounds; for a Life after a Life, per Annum, Nine Pounds; in personal Estate, Six hundred and Eight Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Two hundred Thirty-four Pounds Six Shillings and Fourpence.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto George Potter, of the City of Exeter, 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 Three hundred and Fifty Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Cuthbert Harrison, of Acaster in the County of the City of York, Gentleman: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered in July 1645: His Estate, in Fee, in Possession, per Annum, One hundred and Ninety-two Pounds Ten Shillings; personal Estate, Thirty Pounds: Out of which issues, for One Life, per Annum, Thirty Pounds; for ever, per Annum, One Pound Nineteen Shillings and Ten-pence: Which leaves the Fine, at a Tenth, Three hundred and Fifty Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Cuthbert Harrison, of Acaster, in the County of the City of Yorke, Gentleman, for his Delinquency, and for . . . . . . . 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 and Twenty Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Robert Maude, of Rippon in the County of York, Gentleman: His Offence is, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered upon the Articles of Newark: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, One hundred and Ten Pounds; for Two Years to come, per Annum, Twenty Pounds: Out of which issues, for One Life, per Annum, Ten Pounds: Which, allowed, leaves the Fine, at a Sixth, Three hundred and Twenty Pounds.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of One hundred Forty-and-four Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of George Kendall, of the City of Exeter, Gentleman: His Offence, That he lived in the said City whiles it was a Garison held against the Parliament: He rendered upon the Articles thereof: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Twenty Pounds; for One Life, per Annum, Ten Pounds; in old Rents, per Annum, Four Pounds; personal Estate, Seven hundred Pounds: For which his Fine at a Tenth, is One hundred and Forty-four Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto George Kendall, of the City of Exeter, 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.

Jennyngs' Petition.

Ordered, That Mr. Jennyngs be summoned to attend the House on Tuesday next, to answer unto a Petition preferred to this House by Mrs. Alice and Mrs. Anne Jennyngs, his Sisters.

Newcastle Petition.

Ordered, That, on Monday Morning next the first Business after the Reports of Goldsmiths Hall, the Petition from the Town of Newcastle be taken into Consideration.

Harvie's Petition.

Ordered, That, on Monday Morning next, Colonel Harvie's Petition be read.

Scotts Officers.

Mr. Swynfen reports a List of Scotts Officers, referred to that Committee, upon a Recommendation, by a Letter from the Kingdom of Scotland; and, upon the Question, re-committed unto the same Committee, with the Addition of Mr. Doddridge, Colonel Harvey, Colonel Ven, Mr. Blakiston, Mr. Povey, Mr. Corbett, Major Skippon, Sir Wm. Masham, Mr. Sam. Browne, Sir Robert Pye, Mr. Prideaux, Sir Christo. Yelverton, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Niclas, Mr. Jo. Stephens, Mr. Peck, Mr. Weaver, Mr. Nelthorpe, Mr. Lemman, Mr. Edw. Ashe, Colonel Wilson, or any Three of them: Who are to examine and consider, What Monies any of them have already received; What Allowance has been made upon their Accompts for Free Quarter, or Monies that they have taken of the Counties; and whether any of these be any of them that received a Third of their Accompts: And they are to propound to the House their Opinions, Where they think fit that the Monies that shall appear due, upon the Stating of their Accompts, may be charged and paid: And they are to meet upon it on Monday next, at Two post meridiem, in the Court of Wards; and so de die in diem: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records, &c.

Chichester.

Ordered, That the Committee formerly appointed for the City of Chichester be revived.

Northumberland Petition.

Ordered, That, on Monday Morning next, after the Petition from the Town of Newcastle, the Petition from the County of Northumberland be read.

Reports deferred.

Ordered, That, on Tuesday next, the Reports concerning Mr. Wilcox and Mr. Broade be made.

Delinquent Ministers.

Ordered, That Power be given to the Committee of plundered Ministers, if they shall see Cause, to commit such Churchwardens or Sequestrators, or others, as shall countenance and set up Delinquent Ministers to preach.

Holy Days.

It is further Ordered, That Power be given to the Committee of plundered Ministers, to put in due Execution the Ordinances for abolishing the Observation of Holy Days.

Army Committee.

Ordered, That the Committee appointed to repair to the Army, do go thither this Afternoon.

Obnoxious Pamphlets.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Complaints, to inquire, Who was the Author and Printer of a scandalous libellous Pamphlet, intituled, "The People and Soldiers Observations on the Scotts Message to the Parliament, concerning the King, 5 Novembris 1647;" as likewise of a Pamphlet, intituled, "The humble Petition of Agnes Corbett, a most distressed Widow from Ireland."

Message from Lords.

A Message from the Lords by Dr. Aylett and Dr. Heath;

The Lords formerly sent a Vote unto you, concerning Colonel Rainsborow: To which they have, as yet, received no Answer: They have thereupon sent this Paper: In which they desire the Concurrence of this House. They have likewise sent a Vote concerning the Quorum in the Committee for Plantations.

The Paper was thus; viz.

Col. Rainsborough.

That the Lords, upon Receipt of a Letter from Sir Thomas Fairefax, by which he gave an Account to this House. That the Carriage of Colonel Rainsborough, at the Rendezvous, tended much to the Disturbance of the quiet and orderly Government of the Army, the Lords sent down to the House of Commons a Vote, to which they desired their Concurrence; That Colonel Rainsborough might not be sent to Sea, as Commander of this Winter's Guard: To which their Lordships have had no Answer, as yet: The again press the House of Commons for their Concurrence to that Vote; conceiving it of most dangerous Consequence, That a Person who hath had such a Character from the General, and the Army, should be employed in a Place of so great Trust and Importance to the Kingdom.

Committee for Plantations.

Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, assembled in Parliament, That any Five of the Committee, for Plantations, settled by Ordinances, bearing Date the Second of November 1643, and One-and-twentieth of March 1645, whereof One Member of the House of Lords, and Two Members of the House of Commons to be present, shall be a Quorum, to act according to the Powers of the said Ordinances.

Sheriffs of Wales.

Ordered, That, on Thursday next, the Reports concerning the Sheriffs of Wales, that are committed, be made; to the end that Business of the Sheriffs may be determined.

Col. Rainborough.

Resolved, &c. That a Conference be desired with the Lords on Monday next; and the Reasons expressed unto them, Upon what Grounds of Satisfaction from the General, this House proceeded to the Voting of Colonel Rainbrough, to go to his Charge.

Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Pury, Sir Arth. Heslerigg, Mr. Scott, and Mr. Rigby, are appointed Managers of this Conference.

Answer to Lords.

Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message; and will send Answer, by Messengers of their own, to the Business concerning Colonel Rainsborough: To the Order for settling the Quorum of the Committee of Plantations, they do agree.

Dutch Officers.

Ordered, That, on Monday next, the Petition of the Dutch Officers be read.