House of Commons Journal Volume 5
30 March 1648

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 30 March 1648', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 5: 1646-1648 (1802), pp. 520-522. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25337 Date accessed: 29 November 2014.


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Die Jovis, 30 Martii, 1648.

Prayers.

Delinquents.

SIR Anthony Irby reports from the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, divers Fines and Compositions of Delinquents: Whereupon it is resolved, as followeth; viz.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Five hundred Seventy-and-six Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Robert Wilde, of the City of Worcester Gentleman: His Offence, That he adhered unto and assisted the Forces raised against the Parliament: He rendered upon Worcester Articles: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Two hundred and Three Pounds; for Sixteen Years, per Annum, Fifty Pounds; a Term of Twenty Years, the Remainder of which, after his Mother's Decease, is the Compounder's, worth, per Annum, Eighty Pounds: Out of which issues Two Pounds Nineteen Shillings, per Annum, for ever; and Thirty Pounds, per Annum, for One Life: Which leaves the Fine, at a Sixth, Five hundred Seventy-and-six Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Robert Wilde, 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 to 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 Christofer Caborne, of Salt Fletby in the County of Lincoln, Gentleman: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered before May 1646: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, One hundred Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Sixth, is Three hundred Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Christofer Caborne, of Salt Fletby in the County of Lincoln, 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 Three hundred Eighty-seven Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Wm. Morgan, of Wells in the County of Somersett, Attorney at Law: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: Rendered in October 1645: His Estate, for One Life, per Annum, One hundred Seventy-three Pounds Nine Shillings; in old Rents, for his Life, Three Pounds Ten Shillings: Out of which issues Twenty-five Pounds, per Annum, for One Life: Which leaves the Fine, at a Tenth, One hundred and Fifty-five Pounds; at a Third, Three hundred Eighty-seven.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Wm. Morgan of Wells in the County of Somersett, Attorney at Law, 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 and Thirteen Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Walter Thomas, of Swancey in the County of Glamorgan, Esquire: His Offence, That he was a Commissioner of Array, and assisted the Forces raised against the Parliament: He rendered before December 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, One hundred and Forty Pounds Six Shillings and Eight-pence; for One Life, per Annum, Thirty-four Pounds; for Fourteen Years, per Annum, Eighteen Pounds Six Shillings and Eight-pence; in Goods, One hundred and Eighty-one Pounds Eighteen Shillings: Out of which issues Twenty Pounds, per Annum, for One Life: For which the Fine, at a Tenth, is Three hundred and Thirteen Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Walter Thomas, of Swancey, in the County of Glamorgan, 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 Three hundred Thirty-and-three Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Dr. Richard Zouch, late Professor of the Civil Law in the University of Oxford: His Offence, That he adhered unto and assisted the Forces raised against the Parliament: He rendered upon Oxford Articles: His Estate, in Fee, in Possession, per Annum, Seventeen Pounds Fifteen Shillings; for Two Lives, per Annum, One hundred and Ten Pounds; for Twenty-two Years, per Annum, Ten Pounds; personal Estate, One thousand Four hundred and Fifty Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Three hundred Thirty-and-three Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Dr. Richard Zouch, late Professor of the Civil Law in the University of Oxford, 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 to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Forty Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of George Wattes, of Adlington in the County of Chester, Yeoman: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: Rendered before December 1645: His . . . . . for three Lives, per Annum, Ten Pounds; for Two Lives, after a Life, per Annum, Ten Pounds; for Two Years, per Annum, Eight Pounds Three Shillings and Eightpence; for Four Years, per Annum, Nine Pounds Two Shillings; for Eleven Years yet to come, determinable upon Two Lives, per Annum, Four Pounds; personal Estate, Ninety Pounds Eighteen Shillings and Eightpence: Out of which issues, for Rent, per Annum, Two Pounds Nineteen Shillings: Which being allowed, leaves the Fine, at a Tenth, Forty Pounds.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Twenty-four Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Wm. Newton, of Parke House in the Parish of Prestbury in the County of Chester, Yeoman: His Offence, That he lived in the Enemies Quarters, and contributed to the Forces raised against the Parliament: Rendered before December 1645: His Estate, for fourteen Years to come, per Annum, Twenty Pounds; personal Estate, Forty Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Twenty-four Pounds.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Fifty Pounds, for the Fine, for the Delinquency of Thomas Sidway, of Alsager in the County of Chester, Yeoman: His Offence, That he assisted the Lord Brereton in raising Forces against the Parliament: Rendered before December 1645: His Estate, for Three Lives, per Annum, Twenty Pounds; for Twenty-four Years yet to come, per Annum, Fifteen Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Fifty Pounds.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Sixteen Pounds Fifteen Shillings, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Thomas Pickford, of Adlington Wood in the County of Chester, Yeoman: His Offence, That he lived in the Enemies Quarters, and contributed to the Forces raised against the Parliament: Rendered before December 1645: His Estate, for One Life, per Annum, Ten Pounds; for Three Lives, per Annum, Ten Shillings; personal Estate, Sixty Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Sixteen Pounds Fifteen Shillings.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Eighteen Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Robert Elcock, of the Parish of Acton near Namptwich in the County of Chester, Gentleman: His Offence, That he lived in the Enemies Quarters, and contributed to the Forces raised against the Parliament: Rendered before December 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Eight Pounds; for One Year, per Annum, Twenty Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Eighteen Pounds.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Ten Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Humfrey Wood, of Poynton in the County of Chester, Skinner: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: Rendered before December 1645: His Estate, for Three Lives, after Two Lives per Annum, Six Pounds Six Shillings and Eight-pence; for Two Lives, per Annum, Two Pounds; for One Life, per Annum, One Pound; for Seven Years, per Annum, One Pound; for Three Years, per Annum, Fifteen Pounds; for which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Ten Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto George Watts, of Adlington in the County of Chester, Yeoman; Wm. Newton, of Parkehouse in the Parish of Prestbury in the said County, Yeoman; Thomas Sidway, of Alsager in the said County, Yeoman; Thomas Pickford, of Adlington in the County aforesaid, Yeoman; Robert Elcock, of Acton, near Namptwich, in the said County, Gentleman; and Humfrey Wood, of Poynton in the said County of Chester, Skinner; for their Delinquencies; and for taking off the Sequestrations 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 Three hundred and Fifty Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of John Dolling, of the Parish of Worth Mattravers in the County of Dorsett, Gentleman: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered in November 1645: His Estate, in Fee, in Possession, per Annum, One hundred and Forty Pounds; in old Rents, per Annum, Fourteen Pounds Sixteen Shillings; for Two Lives, per Annum, Eighty-two Pounds; Part of which Estate is mortgaged for Twelve hundred Pounds, and seized for the said Debt: Which, being allowed, leaves the Fine, at a Tenth, Three hundred and Fifty Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto John Dolling, of the Parish of Worth Mattravers in the County of Dorsett, 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 Three hundred and Sixty Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Michaell Fawkes, of Farnley in the County of York, Esquire: His Offence, That he . . adhered and assisted the Forces raised against the Parliament: He rendered before May 1646: His Estate, in Fee, in Possession, per Annum, One hundred and Twenty-two Pounds: Out of which issues, for One Life, per Annum, Five Pounds; for ever, per Annum, Eleven Shillings and Four-pence: Which, being allowed, leaves the Five, at a Sixth, Three hundred and Sixty Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Michaell Fawkes, of Farnly 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 Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Four hundred and Forty Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of John Churchill, of Glanvill Wotton in the County of Dorsett, Gentleman: 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, One hundred and Sixty-eight Pounds; in old Rents, per Annum, Seven Pounds; for Sixteen Years and an Half to come, per Annum, Forty-five Pounds: Out of which issues, per Annum, One Pound: For which the Fine, at a Tenth, is Four hundred and Forty Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto John Churchill, of Glanvill Wotton in the County of Dorsett, Gentleman, for taking off his Delinquency, and 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.

King's Servants,

The humble Petition of many of his Majesty's menial Servants, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, was this Day read: And

It is Ordered, That this Petition be referred and re-committed to the Committee of the Revenue; to afford them some proportionable Allowance for their Subsistence: And that these Petitioners, who have continually adhered to the Parliament, may be taken into Consideration, and provided, in the first Place, before those other Servants that have left the Parliament, and attended the King at Oxford.

Grant to the Lord General.

An Ordinance for paying unto the Lord General the Sum of Ten thousand Pounds, in lieu of One thousand Pounds per Annum, formerly appointed to be settled upon him, and his Heirs for ever, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Sir Robert Pye is appointed to carry it to the Lords.

Contractors Salary.

Sir John Corbett reports the Amendments to the Ordinance concerning the Contractors Salary: 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 to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Sir John Corbett is appointed to carry it to the Lords.

Affairs in Wales.

Letters, and other Intelligence, out of South Wales, concerning some Rising and Commotions there, were all this Day read.

Ordered, That this whole Business concerning Wales, be referred to the Consideration of the General, to proceed speedily and effectually in this Business.

Ordered, That what concerns the Sea and Shipping, in relation to this Business of South Wales, be referred to the Consideration and Dispatch of the Committee of Lords and Commons at Derby House: And the said Committee are required to sit more constantly and diligently.

Message to Lords.

Sir Robert Pye, carried to the Lords for their Concurrence, an Ordinance for Ten thousand Pounds to the Lord General: And returned the Ordinance for Mr. Haake's Printing the Translation of the Annotations upon the Dutch Bible, with some Alterations made therein by this House.

Answer.

Sir Robert Pye brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Ordinance for Ten thousand Pounds to my Lord General; and to the Amendments in the Ordinance for Mr. Haake to print the Annotations upon the Dutch Bible.

Doors shut.

Ordered, That the Doors be shut till Twelve of Clock: And that no Member of the House do go out, without special Leave of the House.

Letters read.

A Letter from Captain Thomas Hart, from Bristoll, of the Five-and-twentieth of March, 1648, directed to Sir Arthure Loftus; with a Letter to Mr. Thomas Piggott, at Long Ashton, near Bristoll; was this Day read.

Irish Affairs.

Captain Nelson, who is lately come out of the Province of Munster, was called into the House: Who related Matters of great Concernment, in relation to the Safety of that Province, and of great Consequence to the Peace and Safety of this Kingdom.

Marchioness of Winchester

The humble Petition of Honora Marchioness of Winchester, directed to the Committee at Derby House for the Affairs of Ireland, and from them reported to this House by Mr. Crew.

Whereas an Allowance of Fifteen Pounds per Week was, by former Order of both Houses, of 19 Novembris 1646, settled upon the Petitioner's Husband, and herself, towards the Maintenance of themselves, Children and Family: And whereas a later Ordinance passed both Houses, dated 13 Januarii 1647, for the Receiving of all Rents whatsoever, issuing out of the Estate of the Petitioner's Husband, among others, towards the Maintenance of the War in Ireland, and Warrants from the Commissioners of Ireland issued forth accordingly, whereby a Stop is made of the aforesaid Allowance to the Petitioner, her Husband, Children and Family: It is Ordered, That the Commissioners of Ireland, sitting in the Star Chamber, to whom the putting in Execution of the said Ordinance, of the Thirteenth of January 1647, is referred, do continue the Payment of the said weekly Allowance, for Maintenance of the Petitioner's Husband, herself, Children, and Family: And that the said Commissioners do give their Order, and issue out their Warrants, to Sir Adam Loftus, Treasurer, for the Payment of the said weekly Allowance accordingly; notwithstanding the said late Ordinance, or any thing therein.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Irish Commissioners, &c.

Ordered, That Colonel William Jepson be desired forthwith to go a Commissioner into the Province of Munster in Ireland: And that the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, at Derby House, do take care, that a Proportion of Money may be sent with him, by Bill of Exchange, to Bristoll, with Instructions concerning the Disposal of the same.

Ordered, That Mr. Sallway junior be desired forthwith to go a Commissioner into the Province of Munster in Ireland, together with Colonel Jephson, upon the like Instructions with him.

Ordered, That Mr. Swynfen, be desired forthwith to go a Commissioner into the Province of Munster in Ireland, together with Colonel Jephson, upon the like Instructions with him.

Resolved, &c. That Power be given to the Commissioners, now dispatched into Munster in Ireland, to assure all the Officers and Soldiers of the Army of Munster, as shall continue in their Obedience to the Parliament of England, and conform to their Commands, an act of Indemnity.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Resolved, &c. That the Houses do declare, that they will take the same and like Care for ascertaining and satisfying the Arrears of the Soldiery in Munster, as they do or shall take for the rest of the Soldiery in Ireland.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Ordered, That the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, at Derby House, do give such Instructions to the Gentlemen aforesaid, employed as Commissioners into Munster, as shall be necessary for the carrying on the present Service.

Resolved, &c. That Sir John Temple and Sir William Parsons be desired forthwith to go into Ireland, to the Forces, under the Authority of the Parliament of England, in the Provinces of Lemster, Ulster, and Connaught; to assure them of the Care the Parliament hath of them, and of the Provision is made for them; and to continue as Commissioners from the Parliament, for the better carrying on the War there, and the Parliament's Interests amongst those Forces, and in those Parts: And it is referred to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, at Derby House, to prepare Instructions for the said Commissioners.

Ordered, That Colonel Jones, Commander in Chief of the Parliament's Forces in Lemster, be added as a Commissioner also.

The Question was propounded, That Mr. Annesley should be desired to go as a Commissioner into Lemster, Ulster, and Connaught, in Ireland:

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

It passed with the Negative.