House of Commons Journal Volume 5
6 March 1648

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 6 March 1648', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 5: 1646-1648 (1802), pp. 480-482. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25317 Date accessed: 01 October 2014.


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Die Lunæ, 6 Martii, 1647.

Prayers.

Delinquents.

MR. John Ashe reports from the Commissioners at Goldsmiths Hall, Ordinances concerning Delinquents; viz.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Four hundred and Ninety Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Richard Cudworth, of Eastfield in the County of York, Yeoman: His Offence, That he adhered unto and assisted the Forces raised against the Parliament: He rendered in January 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, One hundred and Seventy-one Pounds: Out of which issues per Annum, Thirteen Pounds Six Shillings and Eight-pence for One Life: Which leaves the Fine, at a Sixth, Four hundred and Ninety Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Richard Cudworth, of Eastfield 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 unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Three hundred Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Wm. Hermitage, of Topcliff in the County of York, Gentleman: 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 Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Three hundred Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto William Hermitage, of Topcliff in the County of Yorke, 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 One hundred and Fifty Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Francis Grice, of Sandall in the County .. York, Gentleman: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered before December 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Sixty-six Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence; in Reversion, per Annum, Twenty Pounds: Out of which, Deduction being made for One hundred Pounds charged upon the Estate, the Fine will remain One hundred and Fifty Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Richard Grice, of Sandall 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.

Col. Whalley.

Ordered, That the Ordinance concerning Colonel Whalley be read the Second time on Wednesday Morning next, the first Business.

Transactions with Scotland.

A Letter from the Commissioners from Edinburgh, of 29 Februarii 1647, with Four Papers inclosed, One concerning the Payment of One hundred thousand Pounds to our Brethren of Scotland; One concerning the Payment of the Army in Ulster: One representing to the Committee of Estates the unseigned Desires of the Parliament of England to maintain a good Correspondence between the Kingdoms; a Copy of the Order of the Committee of Estates of Scotland, of Three-and-twentieth of February 1647, appointing a Committee to receive the Papers of the Commissioners of England; were all this Day read.

Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning, the first Business; and nothing to intervene; the Committee at Derby House do report the re-committed Instructions to the Commissioners of both Houses, concerning the Miscarriages of the Scotts Commissioners in this Kingdom.

Attornies General in Wales.

An Ordinance for appointing Mr. Thomas Fell and Mr. Humfrey Mackworth Attornies General of the Counties of North Wales was read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Delinquents.

Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, in Parliament assembled, That Power be, and is hereby, given to the Commissioners at Goldsmiths Hall, to send for all such Delinquents, in safe Custody, that either do refuse to compound at all, or, having submitted to a Composition, do not, with Effect, prosecute and perfect their Compositions, and take out their Ordinances, passed both Houses, within the Times limited, or within One Month after the Date of this Order; and to commit to Prison such as they shall find Cause, till they do comply, and yield Obedience, accordingly.

Bunbury's Delinquency.

The Alteration made by the Lords, in the Ordinance for taking off the Delinquency of Henry Bunbury, of Stanney in the County of Chester, was read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.

Message to Lords.

Mr. Jennour carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance for appointing Mr. Thomas Fell and Mr. Humfrey Mackworth Attornies General of the Counties of North Wales: The Order for giving Power to the Commissioners at Goldsmiths Hall to send for, in safe Custody, such Delinquents as either refuse to compound, or, having submitted to Composition, do not prosecute the same with Effect: The Order for appointing Thomas Lloyd Esquire to be Sheriff of the County of Cardigan.

Answer.

Mr. Jennour brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Ordinance for the Attornies General of the Counties of North Wales: To the Sheriff of the County of Cardigan: As to the Order touching further Power to be given to the Commissioners at Goldsmiths Hall, touching Delinquents, they will take it into speedy Consideration; and send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Raising Money.

Mr. Myles Corbett reports the Amendments to the Ordinance for raising of Money, to be employed toward the Maintenance of the Forces under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairefax Knight: The which were twice read; and, upon the Question, assented unto: And the Ordinance, so amended, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Ordered, That the Commissioners last appointed for the City of Bath, shall be appointed Commissioners in this Ordinance.

Equality of Rates.

Ordered, That the Committee, formerly appointed by this House to consider of an equal Proportion of Rates to be set upon the several Counties, do meet To-morrow at Two post meridiem, at the usual Place: And the Care of this Business is more particularly referred unto Mr. Dodderidge, Mr. Bois, and Colonel Morley.

Sale of Guards Coats.

Ordered, upon the Question, That the Guards Coats at Whitehall be forthwith sold; and the Proceed thereof employed for providing Fire, Candles, and other necessaries, for the Soldiers at Whitehall, and at the Mewse: And it is referred to the Committee for Whitehall, to give Order and take care of the Sale thereof: And Mr. Wheeler is added to this Committee, as to this Business.

Message from Lords.

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

The Lords have commanded us to return unto this House the Order concerning Delinquents at Goldsmiths Hall; with Two Amendments; in which they desire the Concurrence of this House: An Ordinance for granting unto Mr. Wm. Petty the Benefit of an Invention for double and multiple Writing, for Fourteen Years, under the Great Seal: An Ordinance for Addition of Means to Mr. Tutty, Minister of Totteridge: An Order for re-edifying the Church of Pontefract; in which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Delinquents.

The Amendments to the Order concerning Delinquents at Goldsmiths Hall were read; and agreed unto.

Petty's Invention.

An Ordinance for granting unto Mr. William Petty the Benefit of the Invention of double and multiple Writing, for Fourteen Years, under the Great Seal, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed.

Answer to Lords.

Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message; and do agree to the Amendments to the Order concerning Delinquents at Goldsmiths Hall; and to the Ordinance concerning Mr. William Pettie's Invention of double and multiple Writing.

Post Meridiem.

Mr. Marshall.

ORDERED, That Mr. Marshall have Leave to return out of Scotland.

Ordered, That the Lords Concurrence be desired herein.

Sir Gilbert Gerard is appointed to carry it to the Lords.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Francis Gerard have Leave to go into the Country, for Recovery of his Health.

Indemnity.

Ordered, That Mr. Bois do, on Thursday Morning next, the first Business, report the Ordinance for the Indemnity of the Inhabitants of Kent, that have acted for the Parliament.

Hobart's, &c. Accompts.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Sub Committee of Accompts, of the County of Norfolk, to state, audite, and perfect the Accompts of Sir Myles Hobart Knight and Colonel, and the Officers of his Regiment.

East India Company.

Upon reading the Petition of the Governor and Company of Merchants of London, trading into the East Indies;

It is Ordered, That the Commissioners of the Customs do permit and suffer the said Governor and Company to pass and transport, upon the Ships, named the Golden Fleece, Aleppo Merchant, and William, ready to set sail to the East-Indies, Foreign Coin and Bullion, to the Value of Fourscore thousand Pounds.

Bedford Level.

Mr. Reynolds reports an Ordinance for the Draining of the great Level extending itself into the Counties of Northampton, Norfolk, Suffolk, Lincoln, Cambridge, and Huntington, and Isle of Ely, or some of them: The which was read.

And the Question being propounded, That this Ordinance he now read the Second time;

The Question was put, Whether this Question shall be now put: And

It passed with the Affirmative.

It is thereupon Resolved, upon the Question, That this Ordinance be now read the Second time.

And the said Ordinance was, accordingly, now read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto a Grand Committee of the whole House: And are to meet upon it on Saturday Morning next, at Eight of Clock: And Mr. Speaker not to take the Chair.

The humble Petition of the major Number of the Inhabitants, Owners, and interested Commoners of the Isle of Elye, on the South, and other Inhabitants of the great Level, was this Day read: And

It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Consideration of the Grand Committee, to whom the Ordinance concerning the Fens is referred.

It is further Ordered, That the Petitions formerly brought in by other Persons interested in the great Level, formerly committed, be likewise referred to the Consideration of the Grand Committee.