House of Commons Journal Volume 5
31 August 1648

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 31 August 1648', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 5: 1646-1648 (1802), pp. 693-695. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25460 Date accessed: 23 September 2014.


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Die Jovis, 31 Augusti, 1648.

Prayers.

Darley's Claims.

THE humble Petition of Sir Richard Darley, of Buttercrambe in the County of Yorke, Knight, was this Day read; expressing, That he hath been endamaged, and sustained Loss, for his good Affections and Service to the Parliament, to the Value of * * *, as appears by the Oaths of many credible Witnesses;

It is Ordered, That the Sum of Five thousand Pounds be allowed and paid unto the said Sir Richard Darley, of Buttercrambe in the County of Yorke, his Executors, Administrators, or Assigns; in full Satisfaction of the great Losses and Damages he hath sustained, for his Service and constant good Affection to the Parliament and Kingdom.

It is further Ordered, That two thousand Five hundred Pounds, the one Moiety of the said Five thousand Pounds, be paid out of the Rents and Profits arising, and to be made, of the Estate, real and personal, of Sir Charles Cavendish, Brother to the Earl of Newcastle: And that the remaining Two thousand Five hundred Pounds be paid out of the growing Profits of the Sequestrations in the County of Yorke, next after the former Engagements upon those Sequestrations first satisfied: And that the respective Committees, Sequestrators, and Treasurers, in the several Counties where any of the Estate of the said Sir Charles Cavendish lies, are hereby authorized and required to pay the Rents, Revenues, and Profits of the said Estate unto the said Sir Richard Darley, his Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, until the said Sum of Two thousand Five hundred Pounds be fully paid and satisfied: And the Committees, Sequestrators, and Treasurers, in the County of Yorke, are authorized and required to pay unto the said Sir Richard Darley, his Executors, Administrators, or Assigns, the said Sum of Two thousand Five hundred Pounds, out of the Rents and Profits of the said Sequestrations, as aforesaid: And the Acquittance or Acquittances of the said Sir Richard Darley, his Executors, Administrators, or Assigns, shall be, from time to time, a sufficient Discharge to the said respective Committees, Sequestrators, and Treasurers, for Payment of the said respective Sums accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Appropriating Money assigned to the Scotts.

An Ordinance for Paying of the latter Fifty thousand Pounds, Part of the Third One hundred thousand Pounds assigned to the Scotts, in full of all Demands; viz. Forty thousand Pounds to Sir Henry Vane junior, Treasurer of the Navy, for the Use of the Navy; Seven thousand Pounds to Sir Walter Erle, Lieutenant of the Ordnance, for supplying the publick Stores with Ammunition; Three thousand Pounds to Mr. Wm. Cotton, for Pay of the Forces of Lancasheir, that went out of their County under the Command of Colonel Ralph Ashton; was this Day read the First and Second time; and ordered to be sent to the Lords by Mr. Greene.

Parke's Accompt.

Whereas Reuben Parke, of Sutton, alias Lutton, in the County of Lincolne, Gentleman, by the Commissioners authorized by an Act of Parliament, 17 Caroli Regis; for the Taxing of the Four hundred thousand Pounds Subsidy, was nominated and appointed Collector for the Wapentake of Ellow in the said County; with Direction to pay the same according to the said Act: And whereas the Committee for the said County of Lincolne, for the pressing Affairs of the said County, and for the Service of the Parliament, did send unto the said Reuben Parke, to require him to pay unto them Two hundred Pounds, Part of the said Collection, upon the said Act of Parliament; which said Two hundred Pounds the said Reuben Parke did pay unto the said Committee who received the same; Sir Edward Ayscough Knight, Thomas Hatcher, Thomas Grantham, and William Ellys, Esquires, being of the said Committee, did give their Acquittance unto the said Reuben Parke, and such as paid the same, for the Receipt thereof; which said Two hundred Pounds was disposed for the publick Use and Service of the Parliament, in the said County: It is Ordered, by the Commons in Parliament assembled, That the said Reuben Parke shall be allowed, upon his Account, in the Exchequer, the said Two hundred Pounds: And that the Barons of the Exchequer, Auditors, and all other Officers in the said Exchequer, are hereby authorized and required to allow of the said Two hundred Pounds, in the Account of the said Reuben Parke, and the said Sir Edward Ayscough, Thomas Hatcher, Thomas Grantham, and William Ellys, their Heirs, Executors, and Administrators: And their Persons, Lands, and Goods, are hereby freed, discharged, and acquitted, from the said Two hundred Pounds.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Ellys, Mr. Thorpe, and Mr. Hallowes, have Leave to go into the Country.

Excise.

Ordered, That Mr. Greene do prepare and bring in on Saturday Morning next, an Ordinance for continuing the Managing of the Excise in the Hands of the present Commissioners, until both Houses take further Order.

Grant to Lowther, &c.

The humble Petition of Sir Gerard Lowther, Sir Francis Willoughby, and Sir Paul Davies, Knights, was this Day read: And likewise the Case and humble Desire of the said Three Gentlemen, to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, at Derby House; and reported from that Committee.

Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Five hundred Pounds apiece be bestowed upon, and paid unto, Sir Gerard Lowther, Sir Francis Willoughby, and Sir Paule Davies, Knights: And that one Moiety of the said respective Five hundred Pounds be paid unto the said Gentlemen, respectively, out of the Rents and Monies coming in by the Ordinances for Fifty thousand Pounds for Ireland; and the other Moiety of the said respective Five hundred Pounds, out of the Arrears of the Ordinances for the weekly Assessments for Ireland, after former Engagements upon those Ordinances first satisfied: And the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, and all other Persons who are entrusted with the Managing and Ordering of the Monies upon those Ordinances, are hereby authorized and required to take care, and give Order, for the Payment of the said respective Five hundred Pounds, to each of the aforesaid Gentlemen, as aforesaid: And the respective Acquittances of the said Gentlemen, shall be a sufficient Discharge to the Treasurers of the said Monies, for the Payment thereof accordingly.

Rolphe's Bail.

Whereas Edmund Rolphe, late of the Castle of Carisbrooke in the Isle of Wight, in the County of Southampton, Gentleman, was indicted at the present Assizes, and general Gaol-delivery, for High Treason, for compassing and intending the Death of the King; and that it appears by Certificate, under the Hand of Francis Swanton, Clerk of the Assizes, That the Grand Inquest at this present Assizes, and general Goal-delivery, assembled and impanelled, upon hearing the Witnesses, and examining such Evidence as was produced on his Majesty's behalf, have returned the said Bill Ignoramus: It is Ordered, That the said Edmund Rolphe's Bail be forthwith discharged.

Lilburne's Reparations.

Ordered, That the Ordinance for Lieutenant Colonel Lilburne's Reparations be read on Monday Morning next, the first Business.

Reformadoes.

Ordered, That the Reports touching Reformadoes be made on Monday Morning next.

Grant to Barry.

Ordered, That the Sum of Two hundred Pounds be bestowed upon, and paid unto, Sir James Barry; for his present Maintenance: And that the said Two hundred Pounds be paid unto the said Sir James Barry; the one Moiety out of the Rents and Monies coming in by the Ordinances for Fifty thousand Pounds for Ireland; and the other Moiety out of the Arrears of the Ordinances for the weekly Assessments for Ireland, after former Engagements upon those Ordinances first satisfied: And the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, and all other Persons who are entrusted with the Managing and Ordering of the Monies upon those Ordinances, are hereby required to give Order for the Payment of the said Two hundred Pounds unto the said Sir James Barry accordingly: And the Acquittance of the said Sir James Barry shall be a sufficient Discharge to the Treasurers in this behalf.

Petitions to be considered.

Ordered, That, on Saturday Morning next, the House do take into Consideration the Petitions in several Members Hands, for Relief of poor People of Ireland, and other indigent Persons.

London Petition.

The House being informed, That the Sheriffs and other Citizens, were at the Door;

They were called in: And Sheriff Bide informed the House, That, on Tuesday last, a Petition was brought into the Common Council, signed by many Hands of Citizens of good Quality, and very well affected: That the Court of Common Council conceived it to be a Business of very high Concernment: And therefore the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons, in Common Council assembled, had commanded them to bring it, and present it, to this House, accompanied with a Petition of their own.

Resolved, &c. That the Thanks of this House be given to the Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, Aldermen, Citizens, and Petitioners, for their good Affections to the Parliament and Kingdom, expressed in their Petition, and Paper annexed: And that the said Petition, and Paper annexed, be taken into Consideration on Monday Morning next: And that they be acquainted, That the House is now upon the great Business of the Treaty.

Clothworkers Company.

The humble Petition of divers Citizens of London, Freemen of the Company of Clothworkers, was this Day read.

And it is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee formerly appointed to consider of the Weavers Petition: And that all the Lawyers of the House be required to be present and give their Service at that Committee.

Revolted Ships.

A Letter from the Committee of Kent, from Rochester, of the Thirtieth Augusti 1648, directed to Major General Skippon, relating, That the Lord Admiral, and the revolted Ships, lay at Anchor within a League one of another, was read.

Answer to London Petition.

The Sheriffs, Aldermen, and Citizens, were again called in: And Mr. Speaker, by Command of the House, according to the Vote, did give them Thanks, and their Answer.

Persons allowed to go to the King.

According to former Order, the House took into Consideration the King's last Letter.

Resolved, &c. That, according to the King's Desire, in his Letter, Parsons shall have a Pass to go to the King, and into Scotland.

Resolved, &c. That the Duke of Richmond, Marquis Hertford, Earl of Lyndsay, and Earl of Southampton, have Liberty to go to the King, and to attend him during the time of the Treaty.

Resolved, &c. That George Kirke, James Levingston, Henry Murray, have Liberty to go to the King, to attend him during the time of the Treaty.

Resolved, &c. That Thomas Davies, Hew Henne, Humphry Rogers, William Levitt, Jo. Rives, Sir Edward Sydenham, Robert Tyrwitt, John Howsdon, Mrs. Wheeler, with such Maids as the will choose, have Liberty to go to the King, to attend him during the time of the Treaty.

Resolved, &c. That Sir Foulke Grevile, Captain Titus, Captain Boroughes, Mr. Cressett, Mr. Anstie, and Mr. Firebrasse, have Liberty to go to the King, to attend him during the time of the Treaty.

The Question being put, for Ab. Dowcett to have Liberty to go to the King, to attend him during the time of the Treaty.

It passed with the Negative; he being under Restraint.

Resolved, &c. That Dr. Juxon and Dr. Duppa, shall have Liberty to go to the King, to attend him during the time of the Treaty.

The Question being put, for Dr. Sheldon, Dr. Hammond, Dr. Oldesworth, to have Liberty to go to the King, to attend him during the time of the Treaty.

It passed with the Negative; they being under Restraint.

Resolved, &c. That Dr. Sanderson, Dr. Turner, and Dr. Heywood, have Leave to go to the King, to attend him during the time of the Treaty.

Resolved, &c. That Sir Thomas Gardiner, Orlando Bridgeman Esquire, now called by the Name of Sir Orlando Bridgman, Mr. Jeffery Palmer, Mr. Thomas Coke, Mr. John Vaughan, have Leave to go to the King, to attend him during the time of the Treaty.

Resolved, &c. That Sir Edward Sydenham, Sir Robert Tyrwhitt, Mr. John Howsdon, shall have Liberty to appoint Four or Six of the King's Footmen, to attend the King, during the time of the Treaty, as they find fittest to wait.

Resolved, &c. That Edward Walker, Esquire, now called by the Name of Sir Edward Walker, Mr. Phillipp Warwicke, Mr. Nicholas Oudart, and Mr. Charles Whittakers, shall have Liberty to go to the King, to attend him during the time of the Treaty.

Resolved, &c. That Mr. Peter Newton, and Mr. Clement Kinnersley, have Liberty to go to the King, to attend him during the time of the Treaty.

The Question being put, for giving Liberty to Mr. John Ashburnham, and Mr. Wm. Legg, to go to the King, to attend him during the time of the Treaty;

It passed in the Negative; Mr. John Ashburnham standing in the first Exception from Pardon; and Mr. William Legg being under Restraint.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Members of this House that are of the Committee for Peace, to prepare Instructions for the Commissioners to be appointed for the Treaty: And that they bring them in To-morrow Morning.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Members of this House that are of the Committee for Peace, to consider what Monies will be necessary for carrying on the Business of the Treaty, and where the same may be had; and to report it To-morrow Morning.

Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning, when the Reports shall be made from the Committee for Peace, the last Letter from Colonel Hammond, Governor of the Isle of Wight, be read, and taken into Consideration.

Message to Lords.

Mr. Greene carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance for the Forty thousand Pounds, and other Monies, for the Navy, the publick Stores, and the Lancasheir Forces: The Order for Five hundred Pounds for Mr. Husbands the Printer: The Order for Twenty Pounds for Phineas Payne the Messenger: Order for Four hundred and Fifty Pounds to Captain James Pittsonn: Order for One hundred Pounds to Captain James Pitsonn, and Fifty Pounds to James Noble; and for Fifty Pounds for Edward Watson: Order for Two hundred Pounds bestowed on Major Smithson, and Three hundred Pounds as Part of his Arrears: Order for One hundred Pounds for Mr. Edward Evans: Order for Two hundred Pounds for Colonel Eyres, for Hurst Castle: Order for Fifty Pounds for Captain Lieutenant Worthington: Order for Payment of Colonel Thomas Wayte's Arrears.

Surrey Forces.

Sir Richard Onslowe carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance concerning the Raising and Maintenance of some Forces of Horse and Foot in the County of Surrey.

Answer from Lords.

Mr. Greene brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Ordinance for disposing the Fifty thousand Pounds for the Navy, the Stores, and the Lancasheire Forces: To the rest, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Articles of Colchester.

A Letter from the General, from Hieth, of 29 Augusti 1648, with the Articles for the Surrender of the Town and Garison of Colchester; and the Explanations thereupon, with a List of the Prisoners; were this Day read.

Resolved, &c. That Order be hereby given to the General, That he do proceed against Lieutenant Colonel Farr, according to the Rules of War, and Law Martial.

Resolved, &c. That Sir Henry Mildmay, and Mr. Gardon, be sent from this House, down to the General, to take Notice of his great Service to the Parliament, and Kingdom, in this Siege; and regaining into the Hands of the Parliament the Town of Colchester; and of his careful and prudent Managing of that Business to the least Damage of the Town and Country that might be; and to render him the Thanks of this House, and by him to his Officers and Soldiers.

Ordered, That Letters of Thanks be prepared and sent to the Gentlemen of Essex and Suffolke, for their ready Assistance, and great Patience freely bestowed towards the Reducing of Colchester.

Mr. Bacon is to prepare these Letters.

Ordered, That the Contribution Monies collected and assigned for the Relief of the Poor of Colchester, and paid into the Hands of Mr. Pococke, be paid out, and sent to the Committee of Essex, and issued forth, and distributed by the said Committee, to the Relief of the poor indigent well-affected Persons of the Town of Colchester, in such manner as the said Committee shall think fit.

Eastern Association.

Ordered, That, on Thursday next, Sir Henry Mildmay do report the Propositions touching the Association of the Eastern Counties.

Prisoners at Colchester.

Ordered, That Sir Henry Mildmay do give speedy Information to this House, touching the Disposal of the Prisoners taken at Colchester; to the end the House may take Course therein, as they shall find Cause.

Grant to Rushworth.

The House taking Notice of the good Service of Mr. John Rushworth, in giving timely and constant Notice of the Proceedings of the Parliament Forces, do Order, That the Sum of Fifty Pounds be bestowed upon the said Mr. John Rushworth, to buy him a Brace of Geldings: And that the said Fifty Pounds be paid unto the said Mr. John Rushworth, or his Assignee, by the Treasurers at Goldsmiths Hall, out of Sir Charles Kemyshe his Fine: And that the Acquittance of the said Mr. John Rushworth, or his Assignee, shall be a sufficient Discharge to the Treasurers for the Payment of the said Fifty Pounds accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Attainting Ld. Goreing.

Resolved, &c. That George Lord Goreing be attainted of High Treason, for levying actual War against the Parliament and Kingdom: And that an Ordinance be forthwith prepared and brought in, for his Attainder and Tryal for High Treason accordingly.

Ld. Capell's Impeachment.

Resolved, &c. That Arthure Lord Capell be impeached of High Treason, for levying actual War against the Parliament and Kingdom: And that Articles of Impeachment be prepared and brought in against them accordingly.

Mr. Rigby and Mr. Scott are appointed to prepare and bring in the Ordinance, and Articles of Impeachment.

Scandalous Pamphlets.

Ordered, That the Desire made on the behalf of Gilbert Mabbott, touching the Manner propounded by him for Suppressing of Pamphlets, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for Suppressing Pamphlets: And they are to consider which way he may be useful therein; And what Encouragements will be sit to allow him; and to report their Opinions with all Speed: They are further to consider, with the Company of Stationers, touching some effectual Course for Suppressing of scandalous Pamphlets; and to report to the House: And Sir Tho. Widdrington, Sir Harbottle Grimston, Mr. Povey, Mr. Nelthorpe, Colonel Bossevile, and Mr. Crowther, are added to this Committee.

Grants to Messengers.

Ordered, That the Sum of Forty Pounds be, and is hereby, bestowed upon Gilbert Mabbott Gentleman, Agent for the Lord General Fairefax, for his good Service in bringing up the Articles for Surrender of Colchester, and a List of all the Prisoners; and paid unto him, or his Assignee, by the Treasurers of Goldsmiths Hall, out of Sir Charles Keymish his Fine: And that the Acquittance of the said Mr. Mabbott shall be a sufficient Discharge to the Treasurers for the Payment of the said Forty Pounds accordingly.

Ordered, That the Sum of Twenty Pounds be, and is hereby bestowed upon William Ripley, for being employed upon several Messages and Services from the Army to the Parliament; especially that of Colchester; and paid to him, or his Assignee, by the Treasurers at Goldsmiths Hall, out of Sir Charles Keymishe's Fine: And that the Acquittance of the said William Ripley shall be a suffcient Discharge to the Treasurers for the Payment of the said Twenty Pounds accordingly.

Thanksgiving Day.

Ordered, That this great Mercy of God in reducing the Town and Garison of Colchester into the Hands and to the Obedience of Parliament, be in an especial manner remembered on the next solemn Day of Thanksgiving; and hearty Thanks given unto Almighty God for his great Mercy herein: And that this be forthwith printed.

Radnorsheire Forces.

Ordered, That the Ordinance in Mr. Annesley's Hands for disposing the Sequestrations for Radnorsheire, for Maintenance of the Forces raised by the Committee of the Militia there, be read To-morrow Morning.

Obnoxicus Pamphlet.

Ordered, That the Printer now apprehended for printing and publishing a false lying Pamphlet, touching Victories at Sea, &c. be referred to the Committee for suppressing scandalous Pamphlets.