House of Commons Journal Volume 5
13 June 1648

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 13 June 1648', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 5: 1646-1648 (1802), pp. 596-598. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25395 Date accessed: 23 August 2014.


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Die Martis, 13 Juniis, 1648.

Prayers.

Chambers Petition.

THE humble Petition of Richard Chambers, Alderman of the City of London, was this Day read.

Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Committee to whom it is referred to consider of regulating the Offices in the Custom-house; to consider of the said Place mentioned in the Petition; and, if they shall judge it necessary and fit to continue, that then he may be preferred before any other.

Delinquents.

Mr. John Ashe reports divers Fines and Compositions, from the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall: Whereupon it is resolved, as followeth; viz.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Nine hundred Threescore and Seven Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Timothy Pusey, of Selston in the County of Nottingham, Esquire: His Offence, That he adhered unto and assisted the Forces raised against the Parliament: He rendered before December 1645: His Estate, in Fee Tail, per Annum, One hundred and Fifty Pounds; for Life, per Annum, Two hundred and Sixteen Pounds; for Sixteen Years, per Annum, Thirty-seven Pounds: There is owing to him Four thousand and Fifty Pounds: His Fine, at a Tenth, is Nine hundred Threescore and Seven Pounds Five Shillings.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Timothy Pusey, of Selston in the County of Nottingham, 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 to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Seven hundred Eighty-four Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Geffery Shakerly, of Hulme in the County of Chester, Esquire: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered in August 1646: His Estate, in Fee, in Possession, per Annum, Two hundred Seventy-three Pounds Six Shillings and Eight-pence; in old Rents, in Possession, per Annum, Thirty-two Pounds Ten Shillings; in Reversion, per Annum, Seventy-two Pounds Six Shillings and Eight-pence; in old Rents, in Reversion, per Annum, Fifteen Pounds Seven Shillings and Two-pence: Out of which issues, for ever, per Annum, Five Pounds Nineteen Shillings and Ten-pence; for One Life, per Annum, after a Life, Thirty Pounds: And Six hundred Pounds is charged upon the Land: Which, being allowed, leaves the Fine, at a Sixth, Seven hundred Eighty-four Pounds.

Delinquents.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Gefferey Shackerley, of Hulme in the County of Chester, 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 to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Five hundred Sixty-nine Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Sir George Butler, of Ellerton in the County of York, Knight and Baronet: His Offence, That, he adhered to the Forces raised against the Parliament: He rendered before December 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, One hundred Fifty-four Pounds One Shilling; for One Life, per Annum, One hundred Ninety-two Pounds Two Shillings; for Three Lives, per Annum, Fifty Pounds; for Fourteen Years, per Annum, Twentyfour Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Five hundred Sixty-nine Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Sir George Butler, of Ellerton in the County of York, Knight, and Baronet, 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 Six hundred Twenty-five Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of John St. George, of St. George Hatley in the County of Cambridge, Esquire: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered in November 1645: His Estate, in Fee Tail, per Annum, One hundred Forty-two Pounds; after One Life, per Annum, One hundred Forty-one Pounds; after Five Years, per Annum, Two hundred Pounds: Out of which issues, for Nineteen Years, per Annum, Sixty-four Pounds: Which leaves the Fine, at a Tenth, Six hundred Twentyfive Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto John St. George, of St. George Hatley in the County of Cambridge, 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 to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of One thousand Three hundred Seventy-five Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Sir Wm. Robinson, of Newby in the County of York, Knight: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered the Twentyfourth of March 1645: His Estate, in Fee, in Possession, per Annum, Three hundred and Eighty Pounds; in Fee Tail, per Annum, Four hundred and Fifty Pounds; for Three Lives, per Annum, One hundred and Sixty-one Pounds: Out of which issues, for ever, per Annum, Fortynine Pounds Nineteen Shillings; for One Life, per Annum, One hundred Pounds; For his Fine, at a Sixth, Two thousand One hundred and Seventy-five Pounds: But if he settle the Rectory of Baldersley in the Parish of Topcliff, of the Value of Eighty Pounds per Annum, for Increase of Maintenance to the Minister of the said Parish and his Successors, for ever, then he is to be allowed Eight hundred Pounds for the same: Which will leave the Fine, One thousand Three hundred Seventy-five Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Sir Wm. Robinson, of Newby in the County of York, Knight, 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 Nine hundred Twenty-one Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Roger Kynaston, in the County of Salop, Esquire: His Offence, That he assisted the Forces raised against the Parliament: He rendered since December 1645: His Estate, in Fee, and Fee Tail, per Annum, Two hundred and Thirty-three Pounds; after One Life, per Annum, One hundred and Sixty Pounds: Out of which issues, for Quit Rents, per Annum, Six Pounds: Which leaves the Fine, at a Sixth, Nine hundred and Twenty-one Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Roger Kynaston, of Hoxley in the County of Salop, Esquire, for his Delinquency, and for taking off the Sequestrations of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Isle of Providence.

Ordered, That the Business touching the Isle of Providence, which was formerly referred to the Committee of the Admiralty, be referred to the Committee of Foreign Affairs: And that the Judges of the Admiralty do make their Report thereof to the Committee of Foreign Affairs, as he should have done to the Committee of the Admiralty.

Delinquents Estates.

Resolved, &c. That upon all Discoveries that shall be made by others than the Compounder, or his Agents, of Delinquents that compound at Undervalues, delivering in Particulars of Under Rates, or omitting any Particulars of their Estates, that the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall shall compound for such undervalued Estates, so discovered, at a full Moiety.

It is further Ordered, That Twelve-pence in the Pound, of so much as comes to the State, by such Discovery, be allowed to all such Persons as shall make such Discoveries.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Sir Peter Wentworth is appointed to carry it to the Lords.

Venables' Fine.

Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, to accept of the Fine of Six thousand One hundred and Fifty Pounds of Mr. Venables, and his Son, as a Composition for their Delinquencies: Provided that they pay in the same within Three Months.

Delinquents.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, to make Report of the Cases of such Compounders who are willing to pay in their Monies, so far as in any reasonable Condition they are able; whose Cases deserve the Consideration of the House; and cannot be cased by the Rules prescribed that Committee.

Ministers Maintenance.

Ordered, That Mr. Rich, at Goldsmiths Hall, do return a List, to the Clerk of this House, of the several Augmentations granted to any Church or Chapel, for Maintenance of Preaching Ministers; and what Settlements have been made thereupon, according to the several Ordinances of Parliament in that Behalf made.

Reducing of Kent.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the Actions of the General in Reducing of the County of Kent, and quieting the Distempers there; and of the Articles made upon the Surrender of Canterbury.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

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

Ordered, That, on the next Lord's Day, Thanks be given unto Almighty God, for His great Blessing upon the General, and his Forces, in reducing the County of Kent, and quieting the Insurrections and Distempers there: And the several Ministers in the Churches and Chapels within the City of London, and late Lines of Communication, are enjoined to take Notice of this great Deliverance, and declare it to their Congregations; and render Thanks unto Almighty God for the same: And the Lord Mayor of the City of London is desired to give timely Notice hereof to the Ministers within the City of London, and the Liberties; and the respective Committees to the several Ministers within the late Lines of Communication.

Colonel Boswell, Mr. Gurdon, Sir Walt. Erle, Mr. Scott, Mr. Boys, Mr. Doddridge, Mr. Love, Mr. Nath. Stephens, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Mr. Bacon;

This Committee, or any Five of them, are to meet this Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber; and to state the Business for a Publick Thanksgiving, on the next Lord's Day, for God's great Mercy in Reducing of the County of Kent.

Mr. John Corbett, and Sir Robert Harley, are appointed to take care of it.

Navy.

A Letter from Captain John Coppin, of the Ninth of June 1648.

Ordered, That the Committee of the Navy do forthwith pay the Sum of Ten Pounds unto Jonas Palmer Cockswain of the Adventure, that brought the Letter from Captain John Coppin, for his Care and Pains therein: And that a Letter of Thanks be prepared by the Committee of the Navy, to be signed by Mr. Speaker, and sent to Captain Coppin, and to the Master and Mariners of the Ship called the Greyhound Frigate, for their good Service in saving the said Frigate. And

It is further Ordered, That it be also referred to the Committee of the Navy, to give the Seamen and Sailors of the said Frigate a Month's Pay.

Affairs in Kent.

A Letter from the General, from Rochester, of the Tenth of June 1648, was this Day read.

A Letter from the Mayor, Jurates, Officers, and Inhabitants of Dover, of the Sixth of June 1648; a Letter from Colonel Rich, in Answer to the said Letter; were both this Day read.

A Letter from Colonel Rich to his Excellency, from Dover, June the Seventh, 1648.

A Letter from Colonel Rich, in Answer to the Demands of the Officers and Soldiers in Ardiffe Fort.

A Letter from the Gentlemen in Canterbury to his Excellency, of the Seventh of June 1648, was this Day read.

Articles of Agreement, upon the Surrender of the City of Canterbury to his Excellency the Lord Fairefax, were this Day read.

Ordered, That the Sum of Twenty Pounds be forthwith advanced, and paid to Wm. Clerke: And that the same be charged at Haberdashers Hall.

Ordered, That a Letter be prepared, to be sent to the Lord General, certifying the Receipts of his Letters: And the Committee of the Army are to prepare a Letter to that Purpose.

Message to Lords.

Sir Robert Pye carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Order whereby this House doth approve of the Actions of the General, in reducing the County of Kent; and the Articles upon surrender of Canterbury: And the Order touching Delinquents Omissions, and undervaluing their Estates, in their Particulars whereupon they compounded at Goldsmiths Hall.

Answer.

Sir Robert Pye brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Orders and Vote by him carried to them.

A Person committed.

Ordered, That Richard Townsend, the Carpenter, who made the Carriages for the Ordnances in the County of Kent, be committed to the Prison of Newgate: And that it be particularly referred to the Committee appointed to consider of such Prisoners as are fit to be transported into Foreign Plantations, to consider of him among the rest: And that the Tools which were taken from him be sent and delivered into the Stores: And that the Committee of the Navy do give some Recompence to Mr. Hincksman, who apprehended him.

Militia.

The Ordinance for settling the Militia of the whole Kingdom was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto the Lord Crambourne, Mr. Hungerford, Sir Peter Wentworth, Colonel Booth, Sir Walter Erle, Mr. Pury, Mr. Wheeler, Sir John Potts, Mr. Gurdon, Mr. Purefoy, Mr. Lister, Mr. Bacon, Mr. Nelthorpe, Sir Thomas Dacres, Mr. Shelley, Colonel Boswell, Sir Ralph Ashton, Sir Harbottle Grimston, Mr. Crewe, Sir Wm. Brereton, Mr. Ashe, Mr. Stephens, Sir John Bamfeild, Mr. Doddridge, Mr. Hay, Mr. Hunt, Colonel Thompson, Colonel Jones, Mr. Hobby, Mr. Whittacre, Mr. Waller, Mr. Crowther, Sir Robert Harley, Mr. Nath. Bacon, Mr. Wallopp, Sir John Corbett, Sir John Northcott, Mr. Grove: And all that will come, to have Voices:

This Committee, or any Eight of them, are to meet this Afternoon at Two of Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber: With Power to receive Names of such as are to be offered; and to report the said Ordinance with all Speed to this House: And the Care hereof is more particularly referred to Sir Robert Harley.

Judges to go Circuits.

Mr. Whitelock, one of the Commissioners of the Great Seal, reports the Names of the Judges to ride the next Summers Circuit.

Norsolke, Mr. Baron Treavor.
Mr. Justice Phesant.
Kent, Mr. Justice Bacon.
Mr. Serjeant Cresheld.
Northampton, Mr. Justice Roll.
Mr. Serjeant Greene.
Oxford, Mr. Baron Atkins.
Mr. Serjeant Turner.
Western Circuit, Mr. Justice Godbold.
Mr. Serjeant Wilde.
Northern Circuit, Mr. Serjeant Jermyn.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners of the Great Seal, to nominate and appoint Judges for the Circuit of South Wales.

Ordered, That it be recommended to the Committee of the Revenue, to take Order, That the Judges that are appointed to ride their Circuits, may have their usual Salaries duly paid them.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners of the Great Seal, to consider of sit Persons to be Judges in the several Courts, to fill the Benches; and likewise of the Names of fit Persons to be called to be Judges; and present them to the House.

Ordered, That, on Saturday Morning next, the Ordinance concerning the Judges and their Salary, and concerning the Sheriffs Accompts, be read.

Ordered, That the Commissioners of the Great Seal do call before them all the Judges of England and Wales; and give them general Instructions, as was formerly usual; and, in particular, enjoin them to deliver their Opinions in all Places of their Circuits, touching the Unlawfulness of the War against the Parliament; and touching the Justness of the Parliament's Proceedings in the Defence and Maintenance of their Cause.

Cornwall Militia.

Ordered, That Mr. Penrose be desired to go into the County of Cornewall, to settle the Militia there.

Navy.

Ordered, That the Report from Derby House, concerning the Navy, be made To-morrow Morning, the first Business; nothing to intervene.

Army.

Ordered, That the Ordinances touching the Soldiers be read To-morrow Morning: And that the Report touching the Soldiers be made To-morrow Morning.