House of Commons Journal Volume 5
26 August 1648

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 26 August 1648', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 5: 1646-1648 (1802), pp. 683-686. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25456 Date accessed: 03 September 2014.


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Die Sabbati, 26 Augusti, 1648.

Prayers.

Militia.

THE Grand Committee met upon the Ordinance for settling the Militia of the whole Kingdom.

Sir Robert Harley in the Chair.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Upon Sir Robert Harleye's Report from the Grand Committee;

It is Ordered, That the Grand Committee of the whole House do meet upon the Ordinance for settling the Militia of the whole Kingdom, on Saturday Morning next, at Eight of Clock: And that Mr. Speaker do not take the Chair.

Thanksgiving Day.

Mr. Gurdon, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Boys, Mr. Lechmore, Mr. Darley, Mr. Alderman Atkyn, are appointed to prepare a Collection of the late Great Mercies, for which a Day of Publick Thanksgiving is appointed.

Delinquents.

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

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Two thousand Three hundred and Threescore Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Robert Lord Viscount Kilmurrey: His Offence, That he assisted the Forces against the Parliament: He rendered upon the Articles of Oxford: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Nine hundred Fifteen Pounds Nineteen Shillings and Six-pence; in old Rents, per Annum, One hundred Seventeen Pounds Five Shillings and Ten-pence; for One Life, per Annum, One thousand Seventy-two Pounds Eighteen Shillings and Ten-pence; in old Rents, for Life, per Annum, One hundred Nineteen Pounds Seven Shillings and Four-pence: There is charged upon the Estate Two thousand Pounds; issuing, for ever per Annum, Sixteen Pounds Five Shillings and Fourpence; for One Life, per Annum, Thirty-four Pounds One Shilling and Four-pence: Which leaves the Fine, at a Tenth, Three thousand Five hundred Sixty-one Pounds Eleven Shillings: But, if he settle One hundred Twenty Pounds per Annum, for Increase of Maintenance of such Ministers for ever, as the Parliament shall appoint; then there is abated One thousand Two hundred Pounds: And the Fine remains Two thousand Three hundred and Threescore Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Robert Lord Viscount Kilmurrey, for his Delinquency, and for taking off the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day . . . . ; 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 thousand One hundred Forty-nine Pounds, for a Fine for the Delinquency of Sir Edward Osborne, of Kiveton in the County of York, Baronet: His Offence, That he was a Commissioner for levying Monies, to maintain the Forces raised against the Parliament: He rendered in November 1645: His Estate, in Fee, in Possession, per Annum, Five hundred Seventy-eight Pounds: also a Rectory, per Annum, One hundred Pounds; for his Wife's Life, per Annum, Two hundred Ninety-three Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is One thousand Six hundred Fortynine Pounds: But, if he settle the Rectory of Seaton Rose, valued at One hundred Pounds per Annum, upon the Minister there, and his Successors for ever; then to be abated, for the same, One thousand Pounds; and the Fine to remain Six hundred Forty-nine Pounds: If he settle but Fifty Pounds per Annum; then Five hundred Pounds to be abated; and the Fine to remain One thousand One hundred Forty-nine Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Sir Edward Osborne, of Liveton in the County of York, 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.

Delinquents.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Eight thousand Five hundred Seventy-six Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of James Duke of Richmond and Lenox: His Offence, That, being a Member of the House of Peers, he deserted the Parliament, and deserted, and resided in the Enemies Quarters: He rendered upon the Articles of Oxford: His Estate, in Fee and Fee Tail, per Annum Six thousand Two hundred Twelve Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence; for Two Lives, per Annum, One hundred Eighty-two Pounds; for One Life, per Annum, Forty Pounds; personal Estate, Three hundred Pounds: Out of which issues, for Debts charged upon the Lands, Two thousand Five hundred Fifty-eight Pounds per Annum; for Quit Rents, per Annum, Seven Pounds Eight Shillings; for One Life, per Annum, Three hundred Pounds: Which, being allowed, leaves the Fine Nine thousand Eight hundred Fifty Pounds: But, if he settle the Prebendary of Leighton in the County of Hunt', valued at One hundred Eighty-two Pounds per Annum, for the Term of Two Lives, being the whole Term he is possessed thereof, for Maintenance of the Ministers of the Two Churches where the Profits of the said Prebendary do arise; then the Fine remains, at a Tenth, Eight thousand Five hundred Seventy-six Pounds.

But, as to the Custody of the Mansion House of Westskreene alias Richmond, with the Gardens, Orchard, Bowling Green, and the new Park, and Deer, and of the Houses and Lodges in the said Park, the same is not compounded for by the Committee; but left to the Resolution of the House.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto James Duke of Lenox, 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 Concnrrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Eight hundred Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Sir Symon Clarke, of Broome, in the Parish of Bidford in the County of Warwick: His Delinquency, That he deserted his Dwelling, and lived in the Enemies Quarters: He rendered the Seventh of April 1646: His Estate, for Life, per Annum, Five hundred Fifty-five Pounds Eight Shillings; in Right of his Wise, for her Life, per Annum, Ten Pounds; personal Estate, Sixty Pounds: Out of which issues, for One Life, per Annum, Thirty-four Pounds: Which, being allowed, leaves the Fine, at a Sixth, Eight hundred Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Sir Symon Clarke, of Broome, in the Parish of Bidford in the County of Warwick, Baronet, 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 Threescore and Six Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Richard Turpin, of Knaptost in the County of Leicester Esquire: His Offence, That he deserted his Dwelling, and lived in the Enemies Quarters: He rendered in February 1645: His Estate consists in a personal Estate, amounting to the Sum of Four thousand Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Sixth, is Six hundred Threescore and Six Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Richard Turpin, of Knaptoft in the County of Leicester, Esquire: His Offence, That he deserted his Dwelling, and lived in the Enemies Quarters: He rendered in February 1645: His Estate consists in a personal Estate, amounting to the Sum of Four thousand Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Sixth, is Six hundred Threescore and Six Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Six hundred Fifty-one Pounds Twelve Shillings, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Sir John Conyers, of Nettlesworth, in the County of Duresme, Baronet: His Offence, That he lived in the Enemies Quarters, and adhered to the Forces raised against the Parliament: He rendered in October 1644: His Estate, in Fee, in Possession, per Annum, Three hundred Sixty-nine Pounds; for Three Lives, per Annum, Nine Pounds; personal Estate, Twenty Pounds: Out of which issues, for ever, per Annum, Fourteen Pounds Nine Shillings: There is also charged, upon the Lands, Seven hundred Thirty-six Pounds: Which, being allowed, leaves the Fine, at a Tenth, Six hundred Fifty-one Pounds Twelve Shillings.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Sir John Conyers, of Nettlesworth in the County of Duresme, 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.

Lord Cromwell.

Ordered, That, on Monday Morning next, when the Reports from Goldsmiths Hall are made, the Petition of the Lord Cromwell be read, and taken into Consideration.

Letter taken from Halliburton.

Colonel Temple informed the House, that Mr. Halliburton was stayed at Tilbury Fort: And that upon him was taken a Letter from the King: And did desire the Advice of the House what to do therein.

Ordered, That the Governor of Tilbury Fort do deliver over, unto the Lord Admiral, Mr. Halliburton, stayed there, to be conveyed into Scotland, according to the former Order of this House made concerning him: And that, if an Opportunity shall not happen for sending by Bark into Scotland, that he do then send him to Newcastle.

The Letter was read, and was directed, For the Lords and Gentlemen, Committees of the Scotts Parliament, together with the Officers of that Army: It was dated from Carisbrooke, of 31 Julii 1648; and subscribed, "Your most assured constant Friend, Charles R."

The Question being put, That this Letter be delivered to Mr. Halliburton;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Mr. Rich, Tellers for the Yea: 35.
Mr. Fran. Gawdy, With the Yea,
Sir John Danvers, Tellers for the Noe: 39.
Colonel Bossevile, With the Noe,

Tilbury Fort.

Ordered, That the Committee of the Navy do furnish and supply the Fort at Tilbury with Stores and Provisions

Army.

A Letter from Lieutenant General Cromwell, from Wigan, of 23 Augusti 1648, was this Day read, directed to the Committee of Lords and Commons at Derby House.

Ordered, That it be in especial manner recommended to the Committee of the Army, and they required, to make speedy Recruit of Horse for the Forces under the Command of Lieutenant General Cromwell: And that it be likewise in especial manner recommended to the Committee of the Army, to make Provision of Monies for the Army in the North; and of Cloaths, Stockings, and Shoes, for the Soldiers there.

Disposing of Prisoners.

Ordered, That, on Tuesday Morning next, peremptorily, the House do take into Consideration, how to dispose of the common Prisoners now taken in the North.

Ordered, That a Letter of Thanks be sent to Mr. Roger Wilbraham, the Sheriff of Chesheire: And that Colonel Edwards do prepare this Letter; and acquaint him, that the House has appointed a short time, to take into Consideration the Disposal of the Prisoners; and to desire them, in the mean time, to take care of their safe Custody.

Langdale, &c. taken.

A Letter from the Committee of Nottingham, from Nottingham, of 24 Augusti 1648, was this Day read, relating the good News of the taking Sir Marmaduke Langdale, and Twelve more, Prisoners, by the Courage of three Gentlemen.

Captain Lieutenant Worthington, who was one of the Three Actors in the taking Sir Marmaduke Langdale, and the rest was called in; and related at the Bar the whole Passages of the Proceedings in that Service.

Ordered, That the Sum of Fifty Pounds be bestowed upon Captain Lieutenant Worthington, that brought this good News of the taking Sir Marmaduke Langdale, and others of Quality, Prisoners: And that the said Sum of Fifty Pounds be paid unto the said Captain Lieutenant Worthington, or his Assignee, by the Treasurers at Goldsmiths Hall, out of the Fine of Sir Charles Kemishe: And that the Acquittance of the said Captain Lieutenant Worthington, or his Assignee, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the said Treasurers, for the Payment of the said Fifty Pounds accordingly.

Ordered, That a Letter of Thanks be sent to the Committee of Nottingham.

Mr. Pierrepont is to prepare it.

Widmerpole's Claims.

The humble Petition of Nicholas Widmerpole, on the Behalf of Joseph Widmerpole his Brother, was this Day read.

And it is Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the County of Nottingham, to examine and consider of the Damages of the said Joseph Widmerpole, mentioned in the said Petition; and, upon Consideration thereof, to give him Satisfaction, out of the Earl of Newcastle's Estate, or some such other Way, as they shall think fit and reasonable.

Disposing of Prisoners.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee at Derby House, to take care of the Disposing of the Noblemen, Gentlemen, Commission Officers, and Chaplains, lately taken Prisoners upon the great Defeat given the Scotts in the North, into Castles, and other Places of Safety and Security; to be there kept in safe Custody, until the House take further Order.

Bishops Lands.

Mr. John Corbett reports the Amendments to the Ordinance for removing Obstructions in the Sale of Bishops Lands, committed the Fourteenth of this present August: The which Amendments 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 for their Concurrence.

It is further Ordered, That Mr. John Corbett, or Colonel Harvey, do proceed in the Report of other Matters for removing Obstructions in the Sale of Bishops Lands, on Monday Morning, the first Business.

Surrender of Deale Castle.

A Letter from Colonel Nathaniell Rich, from Deale Castle, of 25 Augusti 1648, relating the Surrender of Deale Castle into the Hands of the Parliament Yesterday, 25 of this instant Augusti.

Lieutenant Colonel Axtell, who was in the whole Action, was called in; and declared the Particulars of the Proceedings in this Service; and delivered in the Articles for Surrender thereof.

The Articles, touching the Surrender of Deale Castle, were read; and, upon the Question, approved of; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Ordered, That the Sum of One hundred Pounds be bestowed upon Lieutenant Colonel Axtell, and paid unto him, or his Assignee, by Order of the Committee of Kent, out of the Sequestrations and Fines, or Compositions of the new Delinquents, in the late Insurrection in Kent.

Ordered, That Colonel Nathaniell Rich be constituted and appointed Governor and Captain of Deale Castle: And that the Lord General be desired to grant a Commission to Colonel Nathaniell Rich, to command that Castle, accordingly.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the County of Kent, to take care of the Repair of the Castles of Deale and Walmer: And that they be reimbursed the Monies they shall expend upon these necessary Repairs, out of the first Monies of the King's Revenue, arising in the County of Kent.

Scotch Prisoners.

Whereas, in the List of the Prisoners taken at Warrington Bridge, and in and near Warrington, there is mention of divers Officers of the Earl of Argyll's Regiment: It is certainly informed, and well known, that they are only such, as, contrary to the Desire of the aforesaid Earl, out of his Two Regiments in Scotland, and One in Ireland, did engage in this Army against the Kingdom of England; all the rest of his Three Regiments opposing it to their great Hazard: It is Ordered, That thus much be printed, together with the said List.

Thanksgiving Day.

The particular Occasions of the Solemn Day of Thanksgiving appointed to be kept throughout the Kingdom of England, and Dominion of Wales, on Thursday, the Seventh Day of September 1648.

1. The wonderful timely Regaining of Tynmouth Castle, on the Eleventh of this instant August, after the most persidious Revolt of Lieutenant Colonel Henry Lilbourne, who was was slain on the Place.

2. The Forces under the Command of Colonel Rich, on the Fourteenth of the same Month, routed a Body of, at least, Eight hundred Foot, landed by Commission from the Prince, to raise the Siege at Deale Castle; slew about Two hundred of them, and took about One hundred Prisoners; whereof divers very considerable: Since which time the said Castle is surrendered into the Hands of the Parliament.

3. The Defeat of Sir Henry Lyngen, and his Party, on the Seventeenth of the same Month, in Mountgomerysheire, by the Forces under the Command of Colonel Horton, Major Robert Harley, and Colonel Dingly.

4. And, above all, the most remarkable Victory obtained the Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth Days of this instant August, by the Forces under the Command of Lieutenant General Cromwell, not being full Nine thousand upon the Place, against the whole Army of the Scotts under the Command of Duke Hamilton, conjoined with a considerable Body of English under Sir Marmaduke Langdale, exceeding, in the Whole, the Number of Twenty-one thousand; in which Victory, and the Pursuit thereof, above Ten thousand were taken Prisoners: Amongst whom are the Earl of Tracquaire, and divers others of the Scottish Nobility; the Lieutenant General of the Horse; the Lieutenant General of the Foot; Sir Marmaduke Langdale; and many other Knights, Gentlemen, and Officers of principal Quality; most of their Arms, Ammunition, Bag, and Baggage; One hundred and Fifty Colours of Horse and Foot; above Three thousand of the Enemy slain; with a very small Loss to the Parliament Forces, not exceeding the Number of an hundred, at most; and the Victory every Day increasing, by additional Successes.

5. Nor must we, for the greater Glory of this Deliverance, omit to observe the Conjuncture of Time, wherein God hath thus appeared the strong Redeemer of his People, and mightily pleaded their Cause, even in such a Time, when there was a general Conspiracy and Association of the common Enemy, both by Sea and Land; and wherein, by subtle Insinuations, and specious Pretences of maintaining the Covenant, they had wrought a very great Defection, against the Ends in the said Covenant, in divers, who formerly adhered to the Parliament: Witness the several Insurrections in Wales, Kent, Yorksheire, Suffolke, Essex, Sussex, and divers other Places; the Revolt of some Part of the Navy; the Risings of the Lord Goreing, Lord Capell, Earl of Holland and their Parties.

For all which, and many more seasonable Mercies, we earnestly desire, that our Almighty Lord, the Lord of Hosts, may be only owned and acknowledged: And that the Eyes and Hearts of his People may be always towards him for Salvation and Deliverance.

Ordered, That these particular Occasions of the Solemn Day of Thanksgiving, appointed on the Seventh Day of September next, be forthwith printed, together with the Order for the Publick Thanksgiving, and read in the several Churches and Chapels: And that there be to the Number of Ten thousand of these Orders and Particulars forthwith printed: And that the several Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, do send Copies of them into the several Places for which they serve.

An Order for appointing a Collection upon the next Solemn Day of Publick Thanksgiving, and for the Employing of it for the Relief of the maimed Soldiers, and poor People in the County of Lancaster, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to the Committee that brought it in.

Chichester Ministers.

The humble Petition of the Inhabitants of the City of Chichester was this Day read; desiring the Continuance of the Allowance, formerly settled upon Three Ministers in Chichester, by Ordinance of Parliament; was this Day read.

And it is Ordered, That an Ordinance to this Purpose be brought in; and read, the first Business, on Friday Morning next.

Ordered, That the respective Allowances of One hundred and Fifty Pounds per Annum to each, formerly granted, for the Maintenance of Three able and orthodox Ministers in the City of Chichester, be continued till further Order taken by this House: And that it be referred to the Committee of plundered Ministers, to take effectual Care, that the said Allowances may be continued accordingly; and for removing all Obstructions that shall or may happen to hinder the Continuing and Paying thereof accordingly.

Lilburne's Compensation.

An Ordinance for making Reparations to Lieutenant Colonel John Lilburne, out of Thomas Lord Coventrie's Estate, was this Day read the First time.

And the Question being put, For reading it now the Second time;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Lord Carre, Tellers for the Yea: 19.
Colonel Purefoy, With the Yea,
Mr. Boys, Tellers for the Noe: 33.
Mr. Rose, With the Noe,

So that the Question passed with the Negative.

Ordered, That this Ordinance be read the Second time on Thursday next.

Tryal of Lyndall.

Ordered, That the Lord General be desired to grant a Commission to Colonel Nathaniell Rich, and other Officers in the County of Kent, to try Lyndall by Martial Law.

Collection on Thanksgiving Day.

Mr. Rigby reported the Amendments to the Order for a Collection upon the next Thanksgiving Day, for Relief of the maimed Soldiers, and poor visited People in the County of Lancaster: The which Amendments were read; and assented unto, and the Order, so amended, passed as followeth; viz.

Forasmuch as the Estates of the Inhabitants of the County of Lancaster having been almost wholly exhausted by the former War, and by the heavy Oppressings and Plunderings of the Scotts Army lying upon them; and also by the Charge of the wounded and maimed Soldiers, and the many poor People infected with the Plague within that County; who are, by reason thereof, likely to be destitute of Relief, unless some Supply be to them speedily afforded: In Consideration whereof, and for some present Relief to the said wounded Soldiers, and poor People, it is Ordered, by the Commons, assembled in Parliament, That all such voluntary Contributions, upon the next general Thanksgiving Day, being the Seventh of September next, which shall be given in the several Parishes throughout England and Wales, shall be converted, the one Half thereof to the said wounded Soldiers, and the other Half thereof to the said poor People: And, for that End and Purpose, all the several Ministers of all the several Churches and Chapels in England and Wales are hereby required to move and stir up the People that Day to a liberal Contribution for the Relief of the said wounded Soldiers, and poor People; and to cause all the Monies, which shall be thereupon given, to be forthwith paid over unto the several High Sheriffs of each respective County, wherein those Contributions shall be made.

Message from Lords.

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

The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you the Petition of Sir Peter Killigrew Knight; which they recommend to the Consideration of this House: An Order concerning the Lord Pawlett; which they desire this House to consider of, and concur in: A Pass for Monsieur Montereul; in which they desire the Concurrence of this House. The Divines of the Assembly have tendered a Title to be prefixed to the Shorter Catechism; which the Lords approve of, and desire the Concurrence of this House. The Lords desire to put the House in mind of the Vote, formerly sent from the Lords, touching Mr. Henry Morris; and desire the Concurrence of this House thereunto, upon the Reasons last sent. The Lords desire a Conference, by a Committee of both Houses, on Tuesday next, Eleven in the Morning, in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House, about an Order made by the House of Commons concerning the Earl of Lincolne's Castle of Tatsall.

Killegrewe's Petition.

The humble Petition of Sir Peter Killegrewe Knight, was read.

Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for the Revenue; to consider of some effectual Course, whereby the Petitioner may have Relief and Satisfaction: They are further to receive and consider of any such way for his Satisfaction, as the Petitioner shall proponed unto them; and report it all to the House.

Ld. Powlett.

The Order and Papers, sent from the Lords, concerning the Lord Powlett, were read.

The Question was propounded, For concurring with the Lords, in the Order touching the Lord Powlett:

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

It passed with the Affirmative.

And then the Question being put, For concurring with the Lords, in this Order, now sent from the Lords, concerning the Lord Powlett;

It passed with the Negative.