House of Commons Journal Volume 6
5 September 1648


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Die Martis, 5 Septembris, 1648.



THE Grand Committee sat, to take into Consideration the Ordinance for settling the Militia of the whole Kingdom.

Sir Robert Harly in the Chair.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Resolved, &c. That the Committee of the whole House, for taking into Consideration the Ordinance for settling the Militia of the whole Kingdom, do meet on Saturday Morning next, at Eight of Clock.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Charleton, a Member of this House, have Leave to go into the Country.

Scotch Invasion

Ordered, That the Letters, sent up from Chester, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee where Mr. Scott has the Chair; and likewise the Letters and Papers brought up Yesterday to the Committee at Derby House, by Major Widmerpole: And that Power be given to this Committee, to send to the Committee at Derby House for the said Letters and Papers, and such other Letters as are with them, touching this late Invasion by the Scotts, and the Invitations thereunto.


Ordered, That all such Persons, as have been in any of the late Insurrections, be not returned to be upon, nor serve in any Jury in any County: And the Justices of Assize, and Sheriffs respectively, in the several Counties, are required to take notice hereof; and to take care that this Order be observed accordingly.


Ordered, That the Ordinances, excluding all Delinquents to bear any Office, or have any Vote in the Election of Officers, be observed, and put in due Execution.

Dorset Militia.

An Ordinance for raising Monies, to pay and maintain the Militia in Dorsetshire, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Call of the House.

Resolved, &c. That the House be Called on This-daythree-weeks.

The Question being put, that a Penalty shall be now fixed upon the Defaulters at the next Call of the House;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir John Danvers, Tellers for the Noe: 58.
Sir Anthony Irby, With the Noe,
Sir John Temple, Tellers for the Yea: 63.
Sir John Clotworthy, With the Yea,

So that the Question passed with the Affirmative.

The Question being put, That the Sum of One hundred Pounds be the Fine that shall be set upon the Defaulters, at the next Call of the House;

It passed in the Negative.

Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Twenty Pounds be the Fine as shall be set upon the Defaulters, at the next Call.

Resolved, &c. That such of the Members, whose Excuses shall be allowed of at the next Call, shall not be liable to the Twenty Pounds Forseiture.

Resolved, &c. That such Members, as shall be Defaulters at the next Call, and their Excuses not allowed, shall pay the Sum of Twenty Pounds into the Hands of Sir Robert Pye and Mr. Wheeler, before they come into the House to sit as Members.

Mr. Dodderidge, Mr. Gott, Mr. Annesley, Sir Symonds Dewes, Sir John Clotworthy;

This Committee is appointed presently to withdraw, to prepare a Declaration, expressing the Grounds and Reasons of Calling the House on This-day-three-weeks.

Message to Lords.

Mr. Wheeler carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, Order for Payment of One thousand Pounds, Part of the Arrears, to Colonel Edmund Temple: Order concerning the Impropriations of Archbishops and Bishops, to be employed for Augmentation of Ministers Maintenance: Order for discharging the Delinquency of Sir John Strangewaies and Giles Strangewayes: Order for referring Mr. John Wheeler to have the Place of Receiver of the First Fruits: Order for putting the Lady Harecourt into the Possession of the Lands of Caballis in Ireland: And is to put the Lords in mind of the Order concerning Wilteshire: Ordinance to give Power to the Committees nominated to treat with his Majesty: Order for Mr. Samuel Warcupp to have Five hundred Pounds: Order for revoking his Majesty's Restraint at Carisbrooke Castle, per Orders of 1Januarii 1647: Order Two hundred Pounds for Sir James Barry: Order Fifty Pounds for * Nicholson: Order for the Lord Admiral to continue his Power of Indemnity to the revolted Mariners for Forty Days longer: Order of the Lords and Commons, for removing Obstructions in the Sale of Bishops Lands: Order for Five thousand Pounds to Sir Richard Darley.

He also carried to the Lords several Ordinances, for taking off Delinquencies; viz. of James Duke of Richmond and Lenox, Gerard Eyton & Fil', Arthur Weaver, James Thyn, Sir Robert Foster, John Johnson, Robert Tirwhitt, Timothy Pusey, Geoffrey Shackerly, Sir George Butler, John Saint George, Sir Wm. Robinson, Roger Kynaston, Christopher Berisford, Henry Wiglesworth, Dame Elizabeth Windham, John Le Hunt, John Larden, John King, Stephen Bovile, Ralph Jenniar, John Lawton, Cadwallader Coker, Thomas Storey, Joan Reynes Vid', Thomas Wilson, Ralph Bates, Christopher Fairefax, Thomas Orchard, Wm. Layton, Edward Waller, Thomas Grant, Wm. Barker, Lord Viscount Kilmurrey, Sir Edward Osborne, Sir Simon Clark Baronet, Richard Turpin, Sir John Conyers Baronet.

Reduced Officers.

Upon Mr. Knightley's' Report from the Committee to whom the late Petitions of the reduced Officers were referred;

It is Resolved, &c. That the Petitioners, in the last Petition of reduced Officers, presented to this House, be comprehended within the same Ordinances and Ways for Satisfaction, as those Reformadoes, Petitioners in the former Petitions.

Resolved, &c. That the Sum of One hundred thousand Pounds be speedily advanced by way of Loan, to be employed towards the Pay of the reduced Officers in the several Petitions comprised, lately presented to this House, in such Manner and Proportions as the House shall appoint.

Resolved, &c. That the rest of the Proposals, now reported by Mr. Knightley, be re-committed unto the same Committee, upon the whole Debate thereof.

Doddsworth's Claims.

Whereas the Sum of One hundred Seventy-four Pounds Twelve Shillings and Six-pence, a Remainder of an Arrear due to Sir Edward Doddsworth, upon his Account, for his Entertainment in the Service of the Parliament, was respited upon the Publick Faith: It is Ordered, That the said Sum of One hundred and Seventy-four Pounds Twelve Shillings and Six-pence, respited upon the Publick Faith, as aforesaid, in Consideration of the present and instant Necessities of the said Sir Edward Doddsworth, and his Family, and for Relief thereof, be forthwith paid unto the said Sir Edward Doddsworth, or his Assignee, by the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies, usually sitting at Haberdashers Hall.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Col. Lilburne.

An Ordinance for the Raising of Three thousand Pounds out of the real Estate of the late Thomas Lord Coventry, late Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England, for and towards the Reparation and Damages of Colonel John Lilburne Gentleman, which he sustained by virtue and colour of Two Sentences given and made against him in the late Court of Star Chamber; the one the Thirteenth of February 1637, and the other the Eighteenth of April 1638; was this Day read the Second time.

And the Question, For Committing of it, being put;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir John Danvers, Tellers for the Yea: 15.
Mr. Knightley, With the Yea,
Mr. Annesley, Tellers for the Noe: 33.
Sir John Clotworthy, With the Noe,

So that the Question passed with the Negative.

The Ordinance being put to the Question, For passing;

It passed with the Negative.

Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Three thousand Pounds be allowed and paid unto Lieutenant Colonel John Lilburne, for Reparation of his Damages sustained by colour of the Sentences given against him in the late Court of Star Chamber: And that it be referred to the Committee where Lord Carre has the Chair, with Addition of Sir John Danvers and Colonel Rigby, to consider of, and present to this House, an Ordinance for Settling of Lands to him, and his Heirs, to the Value of Three thousand Pounds, at Twelve Years Purchase, out of the Estates of new Delinquents in the Insurrections, not yet sequestred.

Ordered, That the Sum of Three hundred Pounds be forthwith paid unto Lieutenant Colonel John Lilburne, or his Assignee, upon Account, in Part of his Arrears, by the Treasurers at Goldsmiths Hall, out of Sir Charles Keymish his Fine, in Course, next after the Monies already charged upon the said Fine: And the Acquittance of the said Lieutenant Colonel John Lilburne, or his Assignee, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the Treasurers at Goldsmiths Hall, for Payment of the said Sum of Three hundred Pounds accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Summoning Members.

A Declaration of the Commons, assembled in Parliament, concerning the Summoning of the Members to attend the House on Tuesday, 26 Septembris 1648.

WHEREAS both Houses of Parliament have agreed upon a personal Treaty with his Majesty, which is speedily to commence; for the Management whereof the Attendance of all the Members of Parliament will be very necessary; because, in the Multitude of Counsellors, there is Safety; and in the Success thereof, the Allaying of the present Distempers, and future Happiness of this Kingdom, is so highly concerned: It is therefore Ordered and Declared, by the Commons, assembled in Parliament, That the respective Sheriffs of each County, within the Kingdom of England, and Dominion of Wales, do forthwith, upon Receipt hereof, give particular Notice to all the Members of the House of Commons, residing and being within their respective Counties, to attend this House, according to the Orders hereunto annexed.

Ordered, To be forthwith printed and published, together with the Votes therein mentioned: And it is referred to the Care of the Committee that brought it in, or any Two of them, to send printed Copies thereof forthwith to the respective Sheriffs of England and Wales.