House of Commons Journal Volume 5
31 December 1647

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 31 December 1647', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 5: 1646-1648 (1802), pp. 411-413. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25264 Date accessed: 22 July 2014.


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Die Veneris, 31 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 Four hundred Seventy-one Pounds and Fifteen Shillings, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Robert Tooker, of the City of Winchester, Gentleman: His Offence, That he resided in the Enemies Quarters: He rendered before the First of May 1646: His Estate in Fee, in Possession, One hundred Forty Pounds; for Twenty-four Years, perAnnum, Ten Pounds; for One-and-Twenty Years, per Annum, One Pound; for Thirty-four Years, per Annum, Two Pounds; for Twenty Years, per Annum, Ten Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Sixth, is Four hundred Seventyone Pounds Fifteen Shillings.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Robert Tooker, of the City of Winchester, 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.

Delinquents.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Nine hundred Forty-five Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of John Symes, of Pounsford in the County of Somersett, 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, Sixty Pounds; for One Life, per Annum, Twenty Pounds, for Twenty Years, per Annum, Forty Pounds; for Four Years, per Annum, Ninety Pounds; for Thirtyfive Years, per Annum, One hundred Pounds; for Sixteen Years, per Annum, Forty Pounds: Out of which issue, per Annum, Eighty Pounds, for one Life: Which leaves the Fine, at a Tenth, Nine hundred and Forty-five Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto John Symes, of Pounsford in the County of Somersett, 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 thousand Nine hundred Forty-and-three Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of John Fettiplace, of Swynebrooke in the County of Oxford, Esquire: His Offence, That, he being a Member of the House of Commons, he deserted the Parliament, and went to Oxford, and sat in the Juncto there: He rendered upon the Articles of Oxford: His Estate in Fee, in Possession, per Annum, Eight hundred Eighty-six Pounds Seventeen Shillings Eightpence; in Reversion, per Annum, Three hundred Nineteen Pounds Five Shillings and One Peny; for Three Lives, per Annum, Thirty-five Pounds; for Seventeen Years, per Annum, Thirty Pounds: Out of which issues, One hundred Sixty-six Pounds Thirteen Shillings Four-pence, per Annum, for One Life; for Six Years, per Annum, Twentysix Pounds: Which leaves the Fine, at a Tenth, One thousand Nine hundred Forty-three Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto John Fettiplace, of Swynebrook in the County of Oxford, 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 Fourteen hundred and Sixty Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Bryan Cooke the elder, of Doncaster in the County of York, Alderman, and Bryan Cook his Son: Their Offence, That they adhered unto and assisted the Forces raised against the Parliament: Rendered in July 1644: Their Estate, in Fee, in Possession, One thousand Eighty-eight Pounds Two Shillings Two-pence; in good Debts, One thousand Five hundred Seventy Pounds: For which their Fine, at a Tenth, is Two thousand Three hundred Thirty-three Pounds: But if they settle One hundred Pounds per Annum for Maintenance of a Preaching Minister there for ever, that is, One hundred Pounds per Annum, with the Twelve Pounds which is already paid, then the Fine is One thousand Four hundred Sixty Pounds: Which is accepted.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Bryan Cook the elder, of Doncaster in the County of York, Alderman, and Bryan Cooke 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 unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Six hundred Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of George Penruddock of Broadchalk in the County of Wiltes Esquire: His Offence, That he left his Dwelling, and went to Oxford; and, being there when it was surrendered, is admitted to Composition upon those Articles: His Estate, for Three Years, per Annum, One hundred Fifty Pounds; for Three Lives, per Annum, Fifteen Pounds; for Ninety Years to come, per Annum, One hundred Thirteen Pounds Six Shillings Eight-pence; for Eighteen Years, per Annum, One hundred Eighty Pounds; for his Wife's Life, per Annum, Three hundred Sixty Pounds; also, for a Rectory, per Annum, Thirty-five Pounds; more, for his Wife's Life, per Annum, Two hundred Forty-one Pounds Thirteen Shillings Four-pence; personal Estate, Four Pounds: Out of which is deducted One thousand Six hundred Pounds, charged upon the Lands: And, having settled the Rectory above mentioned, for the Maintenance of the Minister of Great Wenlock in the County of Salop, he is to be abated in his Fine; at a Tenth, Six hundred Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto George Penruddock, of Broadchalke in the County of Wiltes, 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 Four hundred Eighty-eight Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Marmaduke Dorrell, of Forkestow in the County of Lincoln, Esquire, and Marmaduke Dorrell his Son: Their Offence, That they were in Arms against the Parliament: They rendered in 1644: Their Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Two hundred Thirty-nine Pounds Three Shillings Sixpence; for One Life, Eighty-three Pounds Ten Shillings: Out of which issues Sixty Pounds per Annum, for a Life; and Six Pounds Twelve Shillings Six-pence, per Annum, for ever: Which leaves the Fine, at a Tenth, Four hundred Eighty-eight Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Marmaduke Dorrell, of Forkestow in the County of Lincoln, Esquire, and Marmaduke Dorrell 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 unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of One hundred and Fourteen Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Henry Bull of Wells in the County of Somersett, Gentleman: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered in October 1645: His Estate, in old Rents, for Fourteen Years, Eight Pounds; for One Life, per Annum, Thirty-three Pounds and Eight-pence; for Two Lives, per Annum, Twentynine Pounds Twelve Shillings Five-pence; for Fourteen Years, per Annum, Eighteen Pounds; for Fifteen Years, per Annum, Two Pounds Thirteen Shillings: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is One hundred Fourteen Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Henry Bull, of Wells 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 unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Ministers of Religion.

Ordered, That the Clerk at Goldsmiths Hall do give in to the Clerk of this House, at Note of what several Improvements of Maintenance have been settled, upon the Passing of Delinquents Fines and Compositions, for the better Maintenance of Preaching Ministers; to the end they may be compared with those that are passed this House; to the end they may be printed, that the Counties may take Notice thereof: And it is referred to the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, to take some effectual Course, that they may be assured, that all Improvements, for the better Maintenance of a Preaching Ministry, contracted for upon the Passing of Delinquents Compositions, may be duly and fully settled, in full Pursuance of such Contracts, before their Estates be returned into their Possessions.

Delinquents.

Ordered, That Sir Anthony Irby do carry to the Lords, for their Concurrence, all the Ordinances for Pardon of Delinquencies, upon the Fines passed this House.

Leicestershire Forces.

Ordered, That the Petition of the Leicestershire Officers and Soldiers be read To-morrow Morning, the first Business.

Elthorne, &c. Petition.

The humble Petition of sundry Inhabitants within the Hundreds of Elthorne, Spelthorne, and Isleworth, in the County of Middlesex, was this Day read: And

It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for Indemnity, to consider of some Course for Redress of the Matters complained of in the said Petition; and to report it to the House.

Surrey Petition.

It is further Ordered, That the Farmers Petition from the County of Surrey, recommended likewise by Letter from the General, be in the same Manner referred to the same Committee for Indemnity.

Tower Hamlets Militia.

Mr. Wheeler reports the Amendments to the Ordinance, formerly reported and re-committed, for constituting a Committee of Militia within the Hamlets of the Tower of London: 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 sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Mr. Wheeler is appointed to carry it to the Lords.

Westminster Militia.

An additional Ordinance for enlarging the Power of the Committee for the Militia of Westminster, and Parts adjacent, and for Necessary Advance of Money for that Service, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Trenchard, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Sir John Francklyn, Sir Robert Pye, Sir Henry Vane senior, Sir John Hippisley, Mr. Nath. Stephens, Sir Wm. Massam, Mr. Reynolds, Alderman Pennyngton, Sir Edward Hungerford, Mr. Herbert, Hay, Mr. Humfrey Edwards, Alderman Atkyn, Mr. West, Sir John Trevour, Mr. Tate, Sir Christ. Yelverton, Mr. Holland, Sir Henry Mildmay, Mr. Bois, Mr. Love, Mr. Sallwey; or any Five of them: And are to meet upon it this Afternoon at Five of Clock, in the Inner Court of Wards: And are to bring it in To-morrow Morning.

Guarding the King.

A Letter from Windsore, of 3 Decembris 1647, from the General, touching the safe Guarding of the King, was this Day read.

Sir Robert Pye is appointed to go to the Lords, to desire them to sit awhile; in regard this House shall have Occasion to come unto them, upon Business of great Importance.

Resolved, &c. That this House do sit this Afternoon at Two of Clock.

The Lords and Commons do approve of what the General has done in order to the Security of the King's Person; and do Order, That the General be hereby authorized and required to take especial Care for securing the Person of the King in the Place where now he is.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Ordered, That Colonel Hammond, Governor of the Isle of Wight, in whose Custody the Person of the King now is, be hereby authorized and required to take special Care for securing of the King's Person in the Place where now he is: And that he do observe such Orders and Directions herein, as he shall receive from the General.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Sir Henry Mildmay carried these Orders to the Lords for their Concurrence.

He likewise carried the General's Letter: And was to acquaint the Lords, That this House has resolved to sit this Afternoon at Two of Clock; and to desire their Lordships to do the like, if it may stand with their Conveniency.

Col. Rainborough.

Mr. Annesley reports the Conference had with the Lords on Tuesday last, the Twenty-eighth of December, concerning Colonel Rainborough the Vice Admiral's going to Sea: That the Lords gave Reasons for adhering to their former Votes, sent to this House, for the Vice Admiral's not going to Sea; and did desire the Concurrence of this House therein.

Writs of Error.

Ordered, That his Majesty's Solicitor General do sign a Warrant for a Writ of Error upon a Judgment in the King's Bench against Mr. Wm. Trigge, returnable in Parliament.

Isle of Wight.

A Letter from the Governor of the Isle of Wight, from Carisbrook Castle, of 28 Decembris 1647, was this Day read.

Resolved, &c. That the Committee of the Revenue do forthwith send unto Colonel Hammond, Governor of the Isle of Wight, the Sum of Two hundred Pounds, for the Defraying of the extraordinary Charge he has been at, upon Occasion of the King's being there.

Ordered, That a Letter of Thanks be returned from this House to Colonel Robert Hammond, Governor of the Isle of Wight, for his Care and Diligence in the Trust reposed in him.

Comm rs to the King.

Mr. Lisle reports the Proceedings of the Commissioners in presenting the Bills and Proposition sent from both Houses to the King, and in receiving his Answer to their Message; and delivered in the said Answer: The which was first read by himself, and then by the Clerk.

Prayers.

Resolved, &c. That Mr. Marshall and Mr. Nye be desired to pray with the House, here in the House, Tomorrow Morning.

Sir Wm. Massam is appointed to desire Mr. Marshall, and Mr. Gurdon, to desire Mr. Nye.

Comm rs to the King.

Ordered, That the Commissioners employed to the King do, To-morrow, give a full Narrative of their whole Proceedings in this Service they have been employed upon to the King; and of all Circumstances; and who were present, when the Answer was made; and who were present at the Delivery; and of all other Particulars that occurred: And that then the House will take the whole Business into Consideration.

Securing King's Person.

Resolved, &c. That Colonel Hammond, Governor of the Isle of Wight, be hereby authorized and enjoined to secure the Person of the King within the Castle of Carisbrooke.

Resolved, &c. That these Words be added to the former Vote; viz. "until both Houses take further Order."

The Question was propounded, That this Vote be immediately sent away to Colonel Hammond.

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

It passed with the Affirmative.

Resolved, &c. That this Vote be immediately sent away to Colonel Hammond.

Ordered, That one of the Serjeant's Men do carry this Vote, inclosed in a Letter from Mr. Speaker, immediately.

Resolved, &c. That this Vote be communicated to the Lords To-morrow.