House of Commons Journal Volume 5
16 March 1648

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 16 March 1648', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 5: 1646-1648 (1802), pp. 500-501. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25326 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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Die Jovis, 16 Martii, 1647.

Lords Day, &c.

Ordered, That the Committee for the Ordinance for the better observing the Lord's Day, and Days of Publick Humiliation, or any Three of them, shall have Power, de die in diem, to meet upon the said Ordinance.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Captain Samuell Gardiner shall have Leave to go into the Country.

Prince Elector.

A Letter from the Prince Elector, from Somersett House, of 14 Martii 1647-8, was this Day read.

An additional Ordinance for the better Raising of the yearly Sum of Eight thousand Pounds, for the Support of his Highness Charles Lodowick, Prince Elector, Count Palatine of the Rhine, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Sir Henry Mildmay, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Love, Mr. Tate; who are presently to withdraw upon it; and to report it immediately.

Ld. Fairefax.

Ordered, That the now Lord Fairefax, General, shall have the Place of Steward of the Honour of Pontfract, and Keeper of Pontfract Castle, Park, and Appurtenances, and be Custos Rotulorum for the County of York, in the like manner as his Father, lately deceased, formerly had: And Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes is appointed to prepare and bring in an Ordinance to this Purpose.

Duke of York.

A Letter from the Duke of Yorke, from St. James's, of 13 Martii 1647-8, was this Day read; and directed to Mr. Speaker, and, by him, presented to the House.

Ordered, That the Committee of the Revenue do assign and make Allowance of the yearly Sum of Five hundred Pounds to the Duke of Yorke, to expend upon his Recreations and Field Sports, over and above the Establishment formerly settled, for the Maintenance of the Family of the King's Children.

Prince Elector.

Mr. Trenchard reports the Amendments to the Ordinance for the Prince Elector: 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.

The Lord Grey is appointed to carry it to the Lords.

Remembrancer of Exchequer.

Ordered, That Mr. Sallway senior, a Member of this House, be restored to the Place and Office of Remembrancer in the Exchequer, and enjoy and receive the Benefits, Profits, and Advantage thereof, according to the Grant thereof, made unto him, by Ordinance of Parliament, and passed unto him by Letters Patent under the Great Seal of England, notwithstanding any Order or Ordinance to the contrary.

Committee of Revenue.

Ordered, That Sir John Treavour Knight be added to the Committee of the Revenue, in the Place of John Glyn Esquire.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Westminster College.

Ordered, That Sir Anthony Irby Knight be added to the Committee of Westminster College, in the Place of John Glyn Esquire.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

York Writs.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, to issue Writs for the Election of Two Knights of the Shire to serve as Knights for the County of York, in the room and place of Henry Bellassys Esquire, formerly chosen to serve as a Knight of the Shire for that County, and since disabled; and of Ferdinando Lord Fairfax, formerly chosen to serve as a Knight for that County, and since deceased.

Harwich Writ.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, for a Writ to issue, for the Election of a Burgess to serve for the Town of Harwich in the County of Essex, in the room and place of Sir Harbottle Grimston Knight and Baronet, formerly chosen to serve for that Place, and since deceased.

Surrey Assessment.

Ordered, That the Ordinance appointed by Order of this House, of the Two-and-twentieth of July last, to be brought in by Mr. John Goodwyn, for charging so much Money upon the County of Surrey, as the Gentlemen of that County shall, upon their Credits, advance, for paying and disbanding the Soldiers of that County, be reported on Tuesday Morning next, the next Business after the Business concerning Sir John Danvers.

Strangewayes' Sequestration.

Resolved, &c. That the Fine of Ten thousand Pounds be set upon Sir John Strangwayes Knight, and Giles Strangwayes Esquire his Son and Heir, for Pardon of their Delinquencies, and taking off the Sequestration of their Estates: and Mr. Trenchard is desired to go to Sir John Strangwayes, and receive from him his Declaration and Engagement, That he will pay Five thousand Pounds thereof in Hand; and the remaining Five thousand Pounds upon passing the Ordinance for Pardon of their Delinquencies, and taking off the Sequestration of their Estates: The whole Ten thousand Pounds to be employed for the Supply of the instant Necessities of the Navy.

Alum and Alum-works.

Mr. Lisle reports the humble Petition of Edmund Earl of Mulgrave, touching a Grant made by the King, of the Alum-Mines; the which was formerly read; and referred to a Committee: The Petition likewise of the Dyers of London, preferred to the said Committee, touching the said Patent of Alums, and the grievous and intollerable Burdens thereof: The which was read.

He further reported from the said Committee, the whole State of the Business touching the Patent for Alums; and the Opinion of the said Committee, upon hearing the Parties concerned, by themselves, and Counsel Learned.

Resolved, &c. That the Letters Patents of 9° Caroli granted to Sir John Gibson, for the sole Making and Sale of Alums, are illegal and void; and hereby so declared.

Resolved, &c. That the said Letters Patents granted to the said Sir John Gibson, as aforesaid, and all Assignments out of them, ought to be called in, and cancelled, as illegal, and a great Grievance to the Commonwealth: And it is hereby Ordered, That they be called in, and cancelled, accordingly: And the Patentees and Assignees are required forthwith to bring in their Patents and Assignments.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee that brought in this Report, and they are hereby authorized, to take care, and give Order, for the working and carrying on the Alum-Works, that the Kingdom may receive no Disadvantage by the Want or Loss of that Manufacture; and to consider of, and state the whole Matter of Fact, touching the Works and Materials that are upon the Places where the said Alums are wrought, to whom they do appertain: And they have Power to receive Petitions from all Persons that have been grieved by the said Patents, the Execution of them, or the Assignment, to consider of their Sufferings, and of some fitting Means for their Relief: And Mr. Roll, Mr. Darley, Mr. Lane, Mr. Scott, and Mr. Sallwey junior, are added to this Committee.

House to sit.

The Question was propounded, That the House do sit this Afternoon:

And the Question being put, That this Question be now put;

The House was divided.

The Noes went forth.

Sir John Heppisley, Tellers for the Noe: 45.
Sir Antho. Irby, With the Noe,
Sir John Danvers, Tellers for the Yea: 55.
Sir Jo. Evelyn of Wilts, With the Yea,

The Question being put, That the House do sit this Afternoon;

The Yeas went forth.

Sir John Danvers, Tellers for the Yea: 54.
Sir John Evelyn of Wilts, With the Yea,
Sir John Heppisley, Tellers for the Noe: 47.
Sir Antho. Irby, With the Noe,

So that the Question passed with the Affirmative.

Post Meridiem.

Fitzherbert's, &c. Delinquency.

MR. Whittacre reports the Opinion of the Committee for Articles upon the Cases of Sir John Fitzherbert and Sir Andrew Knifton, upon the Surrender of TutburyCastle; and upon the Case of Sir Humble Ward, upon the Surrender of Dudley-Castle.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth concur with the Committee; and do Order, That the Delinquency of Sir John Fitzherbert and Sir Andrew Knifton, be pardoned; and that the Sequestration of the Estates of the said Sir John Fitzherbert and Sir Andrew Knifton be fully and clearly discharged, and taken off, in Pursuance and Performance of the Conditions and Agreements made with the said Sir John Fitzherbert, and the Endeavour and Procurement of Sir Andrew Knifton, by Sir William Brereton, and others, that commanded the Siege at Tutbury-Castle, upon the Rendition of the said Castle, by the said Sir John Fitzherbert and Sir Andrew Knifton: And the Commissioners or Committees of Sequestrations, Sequestrators, and Solicitors, in the several Counties where their Estates respectively, or any Part thereof, do lie, are hereby authorized and required to take notice hereof, and yield Obedience.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Ward's Delinquency.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee; and do Order, That the Delinquency of Sir Humble Ward be pardoned; and the Sequestration of the Estate of the said Sir Humble Ward clearly and fully discharged, and taken off, in Pursuance and Performance of the Conditions and Agreements made with the said Sir Humble Ward, by Sir William Brereton, who commanded the Siege at Dudley-Castle, upon the Rendition of the said Castle, by the Endeavour and Procurement of the said Sir Humble Ward: And the Commissioners or Committees of Sequestrations, Sequestrators, and Solicitors, in the Counties where his Estate, or any Part thereof, lies, are hereby authorized and required to take notice hereof, and yield Obedience hereunto.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Mr. Whittacre further reports the Case touching Papists, that were in Oxford, upon the Surrender of that Garison, and are not excepted from Pardon by Name, Whether they are comprehended within the Eleventh Article, for the Rendition of Oxford; and to be admitted to Composition.

The Question being put, That this Clause; viz. "Provided that their Names be first certified by the General to this House, before they be admitted to Composition;" be added to the Question;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Mr. Annesley, Tellers for the Yea: 51.
Sir Jo. Evelyn, With the Yea,
Mr. Bond, Tellers for the Noe: 35.
Mr. Rich, With the Noe,

So that the Question passed with the Affirmative.

The Question was propounded, That all Papists, in Arms, in Oxon, at the Time of the Surrender thereof, except such as are particularly excepted in the Propositions, by Surname, Christian Name, or Title of Dignity, be admitted to their Composition, according to the Articles of Oxford, and not otherwise; provided that their Names be first certified by the General to this House, before they are to be admitted to their Composition for a Third-Part of their Estates:

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

The House was divided.

The Noes went forth.

Mr. Bond, Tellers for the Noe: 35.
Sir Greg. Norton, With the Noe,
Sir John Evelyn, of Wilts, Tellers for the Yea: 50.
Sir John Danvers, With the Yea,

Resolved, with the Affirmative.

The Question being put, That all Papists, in Arms, in Oxon, at the Time of the Surrender thereof, except such as are particularly excepted in the Propositions by Surname, Christian Name, or Title of Dignity, be admitted to their Composition, for a Third-Part of their Estates, according to the Articles of Oxford, and not otherwise; provided that their Names be first certified by the General to this House, before they are to be admitted to their Composition;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Mr. Bond, Tellers for the Yea: 49
Sir Greg. Norton, With the Yea,
Sir John Evelyn, of Wilts, Tellers for the Noe: 35.
Sir John Danvers, With the Noe,

Resolved, with the Affirmative.

Resolved, &c. That all Papists in Arms, in Oxford, at the Time of the Surrender thereof, except such as are particularly excepted in the Propositions by Surnames, Christian Names, or Title of Dignity, be admitted to their Composition, for a Third-Part of their Estates, according to the Articles of Oxon, and not otherwise; provided that their Names be first certified by the General to this House, before they are to be admitted to their Composition.

Ordered, That this House do proceed in this Report brought in by Mr. Whittacre, touching Articles, the first Business, on Monday Morning next: And that no other Business do then intervene.