Die Mercurii, 20 Septembris, 1648.
RESOLVED, &c. That a Warrant shall issue forth,
under Mr. Speaker's Hand, directed to the Clerk
of the Crown in Chancery, to issue forth a Writ for the
new Election of a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Steyning in the County of Sussex,
in the Place of Herbert Board Esquire, formerly chosen
to serve for that Place, and since deceased.
Sir Anthony Irby reports from the Committee of Goldsmiths Hall * * * *.
An Ordinance, for Pardon of the Delinquency of Sir
Henry Spiller, was read.
And the Question being put, For the committing of
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
||Tellers for the Yea:
||With the Yea,
Sir Anthony Irby,
||Tellers for the Noe:
|Sir John Clotworthy,
||With the Noe,
And then the Ordinance, upon the Question, passed;
and is ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence: Which is as followeth:
Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum
of Eight thousand Three hundred and Sixty-one Pounds,
for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Sir Henry Spiller, of
Laleham in the County of Middlesex, Knight: His Offence, That he adhered and assisted the Forces raised
against the Parliament: He is excepted in the Propositions to pay a Third: His Estate, in Fee, Per Annum,
One thousand Five hundred and Seventy Pounds; in old
Rents, per Annum, Six Pounds Thirteen Shillings and
Four-pence; in old Rents, for Three Lives, per Annum,
Fifty-two Pounds: after Four Years, per Annum, Four
hundred and Fifty Pounds; out of which issues One
hundred Fifty-two Pounds Fifteen Shillings and Tenpence per Annum, for ever, and Three hundred and
Twenty Pounds for One Life: Which leaves the Fine, at
a Third, Eight thousand Six hundred and Sixty-one
Pounds. He alledgeth, That his Lands are charged with
Three thousand Pounds Portion to Jane Spiller, Daughter
of Sir Robert Spiller, his Son, deceased: But produceth
no Conveyance; affirming, That his Writings are lost:
Which is ordered to be reported to the House for their
Resolution: And Three hundred Pounds thereupon was
abated in the Fine.
An Ordinance, for granting a Pardon unto Sir Henry
Spiller, of Laleham in the County of Middlesex, 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 to the Lords for
Whereas the Sum of Four thousand Pounds was, by
Ordinance of Parliament, the Sixteenth of April 1647,
appointed to be paid to Penelope Lady Brook, the Relict
of Sir Wm. Brook, deceased, for the Subsistence of the
said Lady Brook, and her Children, their future Provision
and Preserment, out of the Receipts at Goldsmiths Hall;
with a special Recommendation to the said Committee,
that a good Proportion thereof should be speedily paid
unto them: In pursuance whereof, the Fine of Sir Edward
Bishop was assigned to the said Lady Brooke; the which
Fine the said Sir Edward Bishop refuseth or neglecteth to
pay in: It is Ordered, That the Rents and Profits arising,
and to be made, of the Sequestration of the Estate, real
and personal, of the said Sir Edward Bishop, be, from
time to time, paid, and do accrue, to the said Lady
Brook, or her Assigns, until the Sum of Two thousand
Pounds be fully paid and satisfied unto the said Lady
Brook, with the growing Interest for the whole Four
thousand Pounds from this Day, or until the said Sir Edward Bishop do proceed effectually with his Composition,
and pay in his Fine: And the Committees, Sequestrators, Treasurers, and Solicitors for Sequestrations, in all
Counties and Places where the Estate, personal or real,
of the said Sir Edward Bishop, or any Part thereof, lies,
as likewise the Tenants to the said Estate, are hereby authorized and required respectively to take notice of this
Order; and from time to time to pay the Profits of the
said Estate to the said Lady Brook, or her Assignee or
Assignees, in manner as aforesaid: And the Acquittance
or Acquittances of the said Lady Brook, her Assignee or
Assignees, shall be, from time to time, a sufficient Discharge to the aforesaid Persons respectively, for the Payment of the said Rents, Issues, and Profits, accordingly.
King's Maintenance, &c.
Ordered, That the Remainder of the Monies, formerly
assigned and paid, by the Committee of the Revenue, for
the King's Maintenance in the Isle of Wight, over and
above, and after that the Allowance for maintaining the
Two Companies, raised by the Governor in the Isle of
Wight, shall be satisfied, and made good; and after the
Twenty Pounds per Week, added for the Maintenance
of the Governor's Table; be paid by the Committee of
the Revenue, to such Person as the Committee at Derby
House shall appoint to receive the same; and disposed of,
by that Committee, for the carrying on their incident
and necessary Charges.
Viscountess Drogheda. &c.
The humble Petition of Dame Alice Moore, Viscountess
Dowager of Drogheda, reported from the Committee for
the Affairs of Ireland, at Derby House: And the humble
Petition of Stephen Smyth, Agent for the Lord of Ormond, reported likewise from the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, at Derby House; touching Assignment of
the Monies payable out of Goldsmiths Hall, and an Attachment laid upon those Monies; were this Day read:
It is Ordered, That this Business be committed to the
Members of this House, that are of the Committee at
Goldsmiths Hall: And they are to hear the Lady Moore's
Counsel, the Lord of Ormond's Counsel, the City, and all
others as shall desire to be heard in this Business.
It is further Ordered, That the Letter in Mr. Scott's
Hands, touching the Lord Ormond, be referred to the
Consideration of this Committee.
Ordered, That the Ordinance for settling the Militia of
the whole Kingdom be reported on Monday Morning
next, peremptorily: And that Mr. Speaker do put the
House in mind hereof.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Bennett and Dr.
The Lords have commanded us to bring a Letter,
which they this Day received from his Majesty.
They have received a Report from the Committee of
Lords and Commons for Sequestrations, concerning Mr.
Walter Grosvenour; whom they conceive to be a Subject
fit for Mercy; and recommend him accordingly to this
The Lords do recommend, unto the Consideration of
this House, the humble Petition of Dame Alice Moore;
and likewise the humble Petition of Mrs. Sarah Babington.
Passes to the King.
The King's Letter was read; and was from the Isle of
Wight, of 15 Septembris 1648; directed, "To the
Speaker of the House of Peers, pro tempore, to be communicated to the Lords and Commons in the Parliament
of England, at Westminster:" And was, to desire, That
Safe Conducts may be granted for the Lord Carnegy, Sir
Alexander Gibson, Knight, Lord Clerk Register, and Sir
James Carmichell Knight, Treasurer Depute; and for
their Servants and Necessaries freely to come and return.
Message to Lords.
Sir Robert Harley is appointed to carry to the Lords,
for their Concurrence, the Ordinance concerning the Contractors: The Ordinance for Arms and Ammunition for
the Army: The Order for the Militia in the County of
Hereford: The Order for Lieutenant Colonel Allen:
And is to put the House in mind of the Order, formerly
sent unto them, touching Major Edmund Rolf.
Ordered, That the Business concerning the Excise be
taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning, peremptorily: And that Mr. Speaker do put the House in mind
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Gentlemen
that were appointed Commissioners into Scotland, to consider of, and report their Knowledge of, the Gentlemen
named in the King's Letter.
The Reports of the Case concerning Walter Grosvenour
Esquire, now sent from the Lords, and ordered, by the
Committee of Lords and Commons of Sequestrations, to
be reported to both Houses of Parliament, were this Day
read: And, upon Consideration thereof,
It is Ordered, That the Sequestration of the Estate, real
and personal, of Walter Grosvenor Esquire, be, and is
hereby, forthwith discharged, and taken off: And the
Committees, Sequestrators, Treasurers, and Solicitors for
Sequestrations, in the several Counties and Places where
the Estate of the said Walter Grosvenor, or any Part
thereof, lies, are hereby authorized and required to take
notice of this Order, and forthwith to discharge the Sequestration of the said Estate accordingly.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
The Petition of Dame Alice Viscountess Moore was
this Day read; and was the same with that reported from
the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, at Derby House,
which is referred.
The Petition of Mrs. Sarah Babington was read; and
nothing done upon it.
Rooms belonging to the House.
Ordered, That Mr. Kinnardsley do, out of the Stores,
forthwith make ready and furnish the new Rooms, belonging to the House of Commons, with Hangings, Carpets, Chairs, Stools, and other Necessaries: And that
the Committee of the Revenue do pay the said Mr. Kynnardsley for the Charge thereof.
Loan by the City.
An Ordinance for the Loan, Securing, and Repayment of Ten thousand Pounds, borrowed for defraying
the Charges in the Treaty, was this Day read; and,
upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the
Lords for their Concurrence.
An Ordinance, with Blanks for the Names of the Persons to be authorized to receive and issue out the Monies
borrowed for defraying the Charges in the Treaty, was
this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Thomas Falconberg be nominated, in this Ordinance, Receiver of the Monies borrowed for the Treaty.
And the Ordinance, so amended, upon the Question,
passed; and is ordered to be sent to the Lords for their
The Lord Carre reports from the Committee of * *
* *, an Ordinance for rectifying of some Mistakes, and
for other Additions and Amendments in an Ordinance of
the Seventeenth of March 1647, intituled, An additional
Ordinance of the Lords and Commons, assembled in Parliament, for the better raising of Eight thousand Pounds
for the Support of his Highness Charles Lodowick, Prince
Elector, Count Palatine of the Rheyne, was this Day
read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question,
committed to the Committee for the Prince Elector's
Ordered, That Mr. Wheeler, and Mr. Knightley, be
added to the said Committee: And it is referred to the
said Committee, to consider, How the Seven hundred
Pounds per Annum, granted by the King to the Princess
Elizabeth, Sister to his Highness the Prince Elector, with
the Arrears thereof, may be paid unto her, and to report
the same, and the said Ordinance, to the House, on Saturday Morning next, the first Business.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; The House
has considered their Lordships Message; and have taken
every one of the Particulars thereof into their Consideration; and will send Answer thereunto by Messengers of