House of Commons Journal Volume 5
21 March 1648

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 21 March 1648', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 5: 1646-1648 (1802), pp. 506-508. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25329 Date accessed: 20 August 2014.


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Die Martis, 21 Martii, 1647.

Shaftsbury Election.

ORDERED, That the whole Business concerning the Election of Shaftsbury be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Privileges: And that the Committee of Privileges be revived.

Berks Committees.

Ordered, That the Mayor of Reading for the Time being, Colonel Robert Hammond, Mr. Samuell Dunch, Mr. Richard Knollis, Mr. Thomas Fettiplace, and Mr. Timothy Avery, be added to the Committees for the County of Berks.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Somaster's Arrears.

Ordered, That the Sum of Three hundred and Fifty Pounds be paid unto Lieutenant Samuell Somaster, in full Satisfaction of all Arrears of Pay, and other Demands, demandable by the said Lieutenant Samuell Somaster from the Parliament, out of such concealed Delinquents Estates as he shall discover to the Committee of Lords and Commons for advance of Monies, sitting at Haberdashers Hall, and shall, at one time, name to the said Committee.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Pembroke Castle, &c.

A Letter from the Committee of Pembroke, from Pembroke Town, of 6 Martii 1647, together with the Passages between Colonel Flemming and Colonel Poyer, at the Demand of the Castle of Pembroke, together with a Letter from Colonel Flemming, from Pembroke, of 15 Martii, 1647, directed to the Committee of the Army, were all this Day read; and ordered to be communicated to the Lords.

Sir Walter Erle carried them to the Lords.

Fleminge's Arrears.

Ordered, That the particular Letter from Colonel Flemminge, from Pembroke, of 6 Martii 1647, touching his Arrears be referred to the Committee of the Army.

Pembroke Castle, &c.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee at Derby House, to confer with the General; and to give Order, That effectual Course may be forthwith taken, by sending sufficient Forces down into South Wales, for the speedy reducing Pembroke Castle; the speedy Disbanding the Forces in those Parts; and settling the Peace and Quiet in those Parts: And that the Committee do meet about this Business this Afternoon.

Ordered, That Mr. Annesly do prepare and bring in an Ordinance for removing Colonel Poyer from being Mayor of Pembroke, and for placing some other well-affected Person.

Ordered, That the Members of this House that are of the Committee at Derby House, be enjoined to sit every Day diligently: And that the Lords be desired to enjoin their Members to meet and sit every Day diligently: And that they do meet this Afternoon, to take these Letters, and this Business concerning Pembroke Castle, into Consideration.

Sir Walter Erle is appointed to go with this Message.

House to rise.

Ordered, That, so soon as the Clock strikes Twelve, Mr. Speaker do go out of the Chair; and the House rise: And that no new Motion be made after Twelve of Clock.

Newcastle, &c. Garisons.

Ordered, That the Remainder of the Monies in the Hands of the Treasurers at Wars, upon the Monies assigned to the reduced Officers upon the new Modelizing of the Army, who are now otherwise satisfied, be, by Order of the Committee of the Army, directed to the Treasurers at Wars, paid to the Mayor of the Town of Newcastle, to be employed for Repair of the Fortifications about the Town of Newcastle, and Castle of Tynmouth, in such Manner as shall be directed by Sir Arthure Hesilrige the Governor.

Ordered, That the Sum of Two thousand Pounds, out of the Arrears of the City, upon the Ordinances for Ten Months and Six Months, be paid (upon Order of the Committee of the Army to the Treasurers at Wars) to the Mayor of Newcastle; to be issued and employed for Repair of the Works and Fortifications about the Town of Newcastle, and Castle of Tynmouth, in such Manner as shall be directed by Sir Arth. Hesilrige the Governor.

Ordered, That the Proceed of the Profits that shall be made of Sir Nicholas Crispe's House, in London, by Sale or otherwise, shall be paid over, by Order of the Committee of the Army to the Mayor of Newcastle, to be issued and employed for Repair of the Works and Fortifications about the Town of Newcastle, and Castle of Tynmouth, in such Manner as shall be directed by Sir Arthure Hesilrige the Governor.

Earl Rivers' Debt to Hesilrige.

Whereas there is a Debt of One thousand Pounds owing by the Earl of Rivers to Sir Arthure Hesilrige Baronet; for the Recovery whereof the said Sir Arthure Hesilrige hath obtained a Judgment at Law against the Estate of the said Earl Rivers: And whereas the Estate of the said Earl Rivers is under Sequestration, for his Delinquency: It is Ordered, That the said Estate of the said Earl Rivers, under Sequestration, be liable to the said Judgment, and the Proceeding thereupon, according to the Course of Law, notwithstanding the said Sequestration: and the Committees or Commissioners of Sequestrations, Treasurers, and Solicitors, in the several Counties, respectively, where the Estate of the said Earl Rivers, or any Part thereof, under Sequestration, lies, are hereby required to take Notice of this Order, and yield ready Obedience thereunto.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Mille's Debt to Kemp.

Whereas there is a Debt of Eight hundred Pounds owing by Sir John Mille, of Berry in the County of Southampton, Baronet, to John Kemp Esquire; for the Recovery whereof the said John Kemp hath obtained a Judgment at Law against the said Sir John Mille: And whereas the Estate of the said Sir John Mille is under Sequestration, for his Delinquency: It is Ordered, That the said Debt of Eight hundred Pounds be charged upon the Sequestration of the said Sir John Mille's Estate: And the Committees, Treasurers, and Solicitors for Sequestrations, in the several Counties respectively, where the said Estate, or any Part thereof, lies, are hereby authorized and required to pay unto the said John Kempe, or his Assignees, the Rents and Profits of the said Estate, until the said Debt of Eight hundred Pounds shall be fully satisfied and paid: And the Acquittance or Acquittances of the said John Kempe, or his Assignees, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the said respective Committees, Treasurers, Solicitors, and Tenants of the said Estate, for the Allowance and Payment of the said Debt of Eight hundred Pounds accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Powell's Debt to Whittacre.

Whereas a Debt of Six hundred Pounds is owing to Lawrence Whittacre Esquire, by Sir Thomas Powell Baronet, deceased; for the Recovery whereof he hath obtained a Judgment at Law against the Estate of the said Sir Thomas Powell, now under Sequestration, for his Delinquency: It is Ordered, That the said Debt of Six hundred Pounds be charged upon the Sequestration of the said Sir Thomas Powell's Estate: And the Committees, Treasurers, and Sequestrators, in the several Counties respectively, where the said Estate, or any Part thereof, lies, are hereby authorized and required to pay unto the said Laurence Whittacre, or his Assignees, the Rents and Profits of the said Estate, until the said Debt of Six hundred Pounds shall be fully satisfied and paid: And the Acquittance or Acquittances of the said Laurence Whittacre, or his Assignees, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the said respective Committees, Treasurers, Solicitors, and Tenants of the said Estate, for the Allowance and Payment of the said Debt of Six hundred Pounds, accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Gayer's, &c. Impeachment.

Mr. Challoner carried to the Lords, Articles of Impeachment against Sir John Gayer, Alderman of the City of London, in Maintenance of their former Charge; whereby he stands charged of High Treason: Articles of Impeachment against James Bunce, Alderman: whereby this House, in the Name of the Commons of England, impeach him of High Treason: Articles of Impeachment against Alderman Langham; whereby this House, in the Name of the Commons of England, impeach him of High Treason: Articles of Impeachment against Alderman Adams; whereby this House, in the Name of the Commons of England, impeach him of High Treason.

Mr. Challoner was further to acquaint the Lords, That these Aldernen of London are committed by Order of this House, in Order to their Tryal: And to desire, That they may continue and stand committed, and put to speedy Tryal: And that this House is ready, at such time as their Lordships shall appoint, to come up with their Evidence, to make good the Charges.

Message to Lords.

Sir Walter Erle carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, Order for Payment of Five thousand one Hundred and Twenty Pounds to the Lord Grey, as Major General, in Satisfaction of all Demands: Ordinance for Payment of Thirteen thousand Seven hundred and Seventy-four Pounds Seven Shillings and a Halfpeny to the Scotts Officers: Ordinance for Delivery of the Seals of the County Palatine of Lancaster, and of the Duchy of Lancaster, to Sir Gilbert Gerard: Articles of Agreement between the Committee for Ireland, at Derby House, and Major Mathias Westmerland: And an Order annexed, for Repayment of Monies, out of the Twenty thousand Pounds, unto the Province of Lemster: Order for discharging the Lord Wharton from Two thousand Pounds, formerly lent him: Order for granting the Place of Master of St. Crosse's Hospital unto John Lisle, Esquire, under the Great Seal, quamdiu se bene gesserit: The Addition of some Names to the Committee of Berks: Order for George Downeing to have the Office of Comptroller of the Port of Londonderry: And returned the List of the Summer Fleet, with some Alterations.

London Arrears.

Ordered, That the Committee of the Army do make Report, on Thursday next, touching the Ways and Means they have considered of, for bringing in the Arrears from the City of London.

King's Attendants.

Upon a Report, this Day made by Mr. Bond, from the Committee of the Revenue;

It is Ordered, That an Allowance, according to the Proportion of Two hundred Pounds per Annum to each, be made and paid, by the Committee of the Revenue, to those Four Gentlemen, that, by the Governor's Appointment, are attending immediately upon the Person of the King.

Grant to Hamond.

Mr. Bond further reported, That, in pursuance of an Order Yesterday made, the Committee had appointed the Sum of a Thousand Pounds to be advanced and paid to Colonel Robert Hammond; which is something more than a Month's Pay.

Articles of Surrender.

According to former Order, Mr. Whittacre proceeded on with his Report from the Committee of Complaints, upon the Articles made upon the Reddition of Places.

Conference to be desired.

Mr. Challoner is likewise appointed to desire a Conference with the Lords touching the Articles of Religion, and concerning Colonel Edward Whalye's Ordinance, by Committee of both Houses, so soon as may stand with their Lordships Conveniency.

Conference agreed to.

Mr. Challoner brings Answer, That the Lords agree to a Conference, upon the Matters desired, To-morrow at Eleven of Clock.

Answer from Lords.

Sir Walter Erle, brings Answer from the Lords, That, as to the Summer's Fleet, and the Scotts Officers, their Lordships will send Answer by Messengers of their own: And, to all the rest, their Lordships do agree.

Articles of Surrender.

The Question was propounded, That Persons appearing to be comprised within any Articles made upon the Reddition of any Cities, Towns, or Places, and who, by the said Articles, are to be admitted to compound at Goldsmiths Hall, for Estates real or personal, shall be admitted to compound for any Grants they have of any Interest in any Parks, Forests, or Chaces:

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

It passed with the Negative.

Resolved, &c. That this Business, now debated, be recommitted, upon the whole Debate now had thereupon: and the Committee is to report the same on Thursday Morning next: And then they are to proceed.