Die Sabbati, 15 Januarii, 1647.
Mr. John Ashe reports Fines and Compositions from
the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall: Whereupon
it is resolved, &c. as followeth;
Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Six hundred and Ten Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Robert Hildiard, of Patrington in the County
of York, Esquire, Gentleman of His Majesty's Privy
Chamber: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the
Parliament: He rendered upon Oxford Articles: His
Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Two hundred and Fifty Pounds
Four Shillings; for Three Lives, per Annum, Forty Pounds;
for Eight Years, per Annum, Twenty-two Pounds Nineteen
Shillings; in Reversion, per Annum, Forty-nine Pounds
Twelve Shillings: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Six
hundred and Ten Pounds.
An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Robert
Hildiard, of Pattrington 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 unto the Lords for their
Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of One hundred and Fifty-eight Pounds Ten Shillings,
for a Fine, for the Delinquency of William Blythman, of
Newlath in the County of York, Esquire: His Offence,
That he adhered to the Enemies of the Parliament; and
was a Commissioner for raising Monies for their Maintenance: He rendered before December 1645: His Estate,
in Fee, per Annum, One hundred and Forty-six Pounds
Nine Shillings and Eight-pence; in a Rectory for Twentysix Years to come, per Annum. One hundred and Fortysix Pounds: Out of which issues, per Annum, One Pound
Fourteen Shillings Eleven-pence for ever: Which leaves
the Fine at a Tenth, Five hundred and Eight Pounds Ten
Pounds: But if he settle Fifty Pounds per Annum, out
of the Rectory of Wath, upon the Minister of Peniston,
and his Successors, during the said Term of Twenty-six
Years, then the Fine to be One hundred and Fifty-eight
Pounds Ten Pounds.
An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto William Blythman, of Newlath, in the County of York, Esquire, 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 thousand Three hundred Seventy-seven Pounds,
for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Sir Roger Palmer, of
London, Knight of the Bath: His Offence, That, being a
Member of the House of Commons, he deserted the Parliament and went to Oxford; and rendered upon those
Articles: His Estate in Fee, per Annum, One thousand
One hundred and Seventy-one Pounds Fourteen Shillings;
for Three Lives, per Annum, One hundred and Fifty-five
Pounds; for Sixty Years, per Annum, Thirty-two Pounds;
for Twenty-two Years, per Annum, Two hundred and
Twenty-five Pounds Six Shillings and Eight-pence; for
Twenty-five Years, per Annum, One hundred and Sixty
Pounds; for Eighteen Years, per Annum, One hundred
and Two Pounds; for Fourteen Years, per Annum, Ten
Pounds; for which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Three
thousand Three hundred and Seventy-seven Pounds.
An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Sir Roger
Palmer, 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.
Ordered, That Colonel Baxter, who commands the
Guards that attend the House, shall, with his Forces,
this Night, quarter at Whitehall: And the Committee
for Whitehall is appointed to take Order, that Whitehall
may be accommodated accordingly.
Removing Papists, &c.
An additional Ordinance for giving Power to the Committee of the Militia of London, or any Two of them, to
appoint such Persons as they shall think fit to employ, in
the Service of putting Papists, and Malignants out of the
Town, in pursuance of an Ordinance, formerly passed, to
that Purpose, was this Day read; and, upon the Question,
passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords.
Mr. Alderman Atkins carried to the Lords, an Addition
to the Ordinance for the Militia of London: An additional
Ordinance for the Militia of Westminster: Additional
Names to the Ordinance for the Militia of Westminster.
Mr. Alderman Atkin brings Answer, That the Lords
do agree to the Three additional Names to the Ordinance
for the Militia of Westminster: To the rest, they will
send Answer by Messengers of their own.
An Ordinance for the Raising of Twenty thousand
Pounds a Month, for the Relief of Ireland, was this Day
read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Assessment in the Ordinance
shall be according to the Rates and Proportions observed
in the Ordinance for the Sixty thousand Pounds per mensem, notwithstanding any former Order.
Resolved, &c. That this Ordinance be committed to a
Grand Committee of the whole House: And they are to
meet upon it on Tuesday Morning next, at Eight of Clock,
before Mr. Speaker go to the Chair.
Resolved, &c. That the Names of these Persons following be added as Commissioners for the City of Bath, in
the Ordinance for the Sixty thousand Pounds per mensem;
viz. The Mayor for the Time being, John Atwood, Thomas Burford, John Biggs, Mathew Clift, Aldermen;
John Parker, John Piers, Gentlemen.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Mr. John Ashe is appointed to carry them to the Lords.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Baron Atkyn and Serjeant Finch;
The Lords have commanded us to signify unto this
House, That, as touching the Votes sent unto them concerning the King, they do agree; with the Addition of
a Preamble; in which they desire the Concurrence of this
House, They do agree to the Order concerning the
Committee at Derby House.
Votes of Non-Addresses.
The Preamble to the said Votes was twice read; and,
upon the Question, agreed unto; and was in hæc verba; viz.
"The Lords and Commons, assembled in Parliament,
after many Addresses to his Majesty, for the preventing
and ending this unnatural War, raised by him against his
Parliament and Kingdom, having lately sent Four Bill
to his Majesty, which did contain only Matter of Safety
and Security to the Parliament and Kingdom; referring
the Composure of all other Differences to a personal
Treaty with his Majesty; and having received an absolute Negative; do hold themselves obliged to use their
utmost Endeavours, speedily, to settle the present Government, in such a Way as may bring the greatest Security
to this Kingdom in the Enjoyment of the Laws and Liberties thereof: And in order thereunto, and that the
Houses may receive no Delays nor Interruptions in so
great and necessary a Work, they have taken these Resolutions, and passed these Votes following; viz.
See those Votes, passed this House, and entered 3 of
this instant January.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message; and do
agree to the Preamble.
Resolved, &c. That this Declaration, and these Resolutions, be forthwith printed and published: And that
the several Knights of the Shires, and Burgesses that serve
for the several Towns and Places, do send Copies of the
same to the several Counties and Places.
It is further Ordered, That whatsoever Person shall act
contrary to this Declaration, and Resolutions of Parliament, or shall invite or encourage others so to do, shall,
upon due Proof thereof, be imprisoned, and his Estate
sequestered: And the Offenders in the Premises, after
Publication hereof, shall be within the several Ordinances
of Sequestration: And all Committees and Commissioners
of Sequestrations are hereby authorized and required
to take notice hereof, and to proceed to Sequestration
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Sir Henry Mildmay is appointed to carry it to the Lords.
Sheriff of Suffolk.
Ordered, That Thomas Kerrige Esquire, nominated and
appointed by both Houses of Parliament to be Sheriff of
the County of Suffolk, shall have Liberty to come to
London, upon his urgent Occasions.
Tryals in Hampshire.
Ordered, That Mr. Allen do go down into Hantshire'
together with the other Gentleman named in the Commission of Oyer and Terminer.
Declaration of Non-Addresses.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to prepare a
Declaration, setting forth the Reasons of the Resolutions
touching the King, do meet this Afternoon; and report
the same on Monday Morning next.
Equal Rate in Assessments.
Sir John Bampfield, Sir Walter Erle, Mr. Scawen, Colonel Morley, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Bond, Colonel Thompson,
Mr. Nath. Stephens, Mr. Pury, Mr. Beddingfield, Mr. Snelling, Mr. Bois, Sir Arthur Hesilrige, Serjeant Wilde, Sir
Wm. Allenson, Mr. Boone, Mr. Leman, Sir Henry Heyman,
Mr. Scott, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Colonel Birch, Mr. Hallowes,
Mr. John Corbett, Mr. Walker, Colonel Hunt, Mr. Dodderidge, Mr. Rolle, Sir John Young, Sir John Francklyn,
Major General Skippon, Colonel Stapeley, Mr. Christ.
Marten, Mr. Salwey, Mr. Crowther, Mr. Blakiston, Mr. Boscawen, Mr. Hay, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Mr. Heveningham,
Mr. Knightley, Mr. Millington, Mr. Annesley, Sir John
Danvers; and all that will come are to have Voices;
This Committee is appointed to consider of some Way
to have an equal Rate set upon the several Counties and
Places in the future Assessments: And are to meet upon
it on Monday next, at Two post meridiem, in the Exchequer Chamber; and so de die in diem: And the Care of
this Business is more particularly referred to Mr. Maynard: And they have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses,