House of Commons Journal Volume 6
28 September 1648

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 28 September 1648', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 6: 1648-1651 (1802), pp. 35-38. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25480 Date accessed: 15 September 2014.


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Die Jovis, 28 Septembris, 1648.

Prayers.

Surrey Sequestrations.

ORDERED, That the Committee for the Surrey Ordinance be revived; and do meet this Afternoon at Two of Clock.

Pass Warrant.

Ordered, That Mr. Cecill, a Member of this House, shall have Mr. Speaker's Warrant to go to his Father the Earl of Salisbury, to the Isle of Wight, upon his Occasions.

Bailiff of Aldborough.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth allow of the Choice of Mr. Squire Bence to be one of the Bailiffs of Aldborough in the County of Suffolk: And that his Attendance upon the Service of the House be dispensed with, in the mean time.

Delinquents.

Sir Anthony Irby reports diver 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 Six hundred Forty-eight Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Sir Thomas Bishopp in the County of Lincoln, Knight: His Offence, That he was a Commissioner of Array, and adhered to the Forces raised against the Parliament: He rendered before December, 1645; His Estate in Fee, in Possession, per Annum, Two hundred and Thirty-nine Pounds Eleven Shillings; in Right of his Wife, for Life, per Annum, Two hundred and Ninetytwo Pounds; in Debts, Seven hundred and Ninety Pounds: Out of which issues for ever, per Annum, One hundred Pounds; for One Life, per Annum, Forty Pounds; Which leaves the Fine, at a Tenth, Six hundred and Forty-eight Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Sir Thomas Bishopp, of Hemswell in the County of Lincoln, 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 their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Four hundred and Ninety Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Edmund Hull, of Tolpuddle in the County of Dorsett. Gentleman: His Offence, That he adhered unto and assisted the Forces raised against the Parliament: Rendered in November, 1645: His Estate in Fee, per Annum, One hundred and Ninety-two Pounds; in old Rents, per Annum, Twenty Pounds; for Seven Years, per Annum, Fifteen Pounds; for one Life, per Annum, Five Pounds: Out of which issues for One Life, per Annum, Twenty-four Pounds: Which leaves the Fine, at a Tenth, Four hundred and Ninety Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Edmound Hull, of Tolpuddle in the County of Dorsett, Gentleman, 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 Ninety-two Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Timothy Turneur, of Bould in the County of Salop, Esquire, Counsellor at Law: His Offence, That he adhered to the Forces raised against the Parliament: He rendered in March 1645: His Estate, in Fee and Fee Tail, per Annum, Three hundred and Twenty-three Pounds Five Shillings; more, on a Mortgage, Eighty Pounds; for which the Committee, in regard of his many Debts, put the Fine of One thousand Pounds: But if he settle Twenty-two Pounds per Annum, out of the Tythes of Hencourt, upon the Ministry of St. Almond's, and his Successors, for ever, then to be allowed for the same Three hundred and Eight Pounds; and the Fine to remain Six hundred and Ninety-two Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Timothy Tourneur, of Bould in the County of Salop, 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 . . sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Two hundred Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Henry Wilson, of Underley in the County of Westmorland, Gentleman: His Offence, That he left his Dwelling, and lived in the Enemies Quarters: He rendered before December, 1645: His Estate in Fee, per Annum, One hundred and Seven Pounds: Out of which issues, for Fee-farm, per Annum, Six Pounds: Which leaves the Fine, at a Tenth, Two hundred Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Henry Wilson, of Underley in the County of Westmorland, Gentleman, 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 Two hundred Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency, of George Walker, of the City of Lincoln, Gentleman, sometimes heretofore a Proctor of the Civil Law: His Offence, That he deserted . . . Dwelling, and went to Newark: He rendered upon those Articles: His Estate in Fee, per Annum, Four Pounds Eleven Shillings and Eight-pence; for three Lives, per Annum, Forty-four Pounds Nineteen Shillings and Six-pence; for One Life, per Annum, Three Pounds; for Twenty-two Years, per Annum, Five Pounds Five Shillings and Eight-pence; for Twenty-two Years, per Annum, Seven Pounds Four Shillings; in Debts, Five hundred and Thirty-eight Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Sixth, is Two hundred Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto George Walker, of the City of Lincoln, sometimes a Proctor of the Civil Law, 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 Three thousand Four hundred Threescore-and-six Pounds for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Thomas Earl of Southampton: His Offence, That he left his Habita tion, and resided in the Enemies Quarters: He rendered upon the Articles of Oxford: His Estate, in Fee, in Possession, per Annum, Two thousand Six hundred and Twenty-five Pounds Four Shillings and Nine-pence; in old Rents, per Annum, paying Two Years Value upon the Death or Alienation of the Tenant, Seven hundred and Forty-three Pounds Fourteen Shillings and Seven-pence; in dry Rents, per Annum, Two hundred and Forty-eight Pounds Ten Shillings; in old Rents, per Annum, Eightythree Pounds Twelve Shillings and Eight Pence; after Twenty Years, per Annum, Three hundred Pounds; for Eighty Years per Annum, Fifty Pounds; personal Estate, Six hundred and Sixty-six Pounds Thirteen Shillings: Out of which issue, for One Life, per Annum, One thousand Three hundred and Seventy-three Pounds One Shilling and Five-pence; for Fourteen Years, per Annum, Twenty-eight Pounds; for two Lives, per Annum, Forty Pounds; for ever, per Annum, Thirty-seven Pounds: There is also charged upon the Lands Eleven hundred Pounds: Which, being allowed, leaves the Fine, at a Tenth, Six thousand Four hundred and Sixty-six Pounds: But if his Lordship settle Two hundred and fifty Pounds per Annum, for ever, upon such Places, for the Maintenance of the Ministry, as the Gentlemen of the County of Southampton shall think fit, then to be allowed for the same Three thousand Pounds; and the Fine to remain Three thousand Four hundred and Sixty-six Pounds.

An Ordinance for taking off the Delinquency of Thomas Earl of Southampton, 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 hundred and Eighty Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Robert Leeds, of Molscroft in the County of Yorke, Esquire: His Offence, That he left his Habitation, and resided in the Enemies Quarters: He rendered in August 1644: His Estate in Fee, in Possession, per Annum, Ninety Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Tenth; is One hundred and Eighty Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Robert Leeds, of Molscroft in the County of York, 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 Pounds, as a Fine, of Clement Paston, of Thorpe, in the County of Norfolk, Esquire; being, by Order of the honourable House of Commons, of the Fifteenth of March last, referred to this Committee; to compound with the said Clement Paston for some Part of his Estate, to pay his just Debts: And

It is Ordered, That a favourable Composition be taken of him.

There is a very fair Certificate returned from the Committee of Norfolk, under Nineteen of their Hands, That he is sequestered only for Recusancy; and a Desire from them, That the said Clement Paston may be admitted to Composition: The first Parcel of his Estate, which he hath presented to be compounded for, being of the Yearly Value of Four hundred and Two Pounds Eight Shillings; and the latter Parcel is of the Value of Two hundred and Sixty-nine Pounds Eight Shillings and Sixpence, per Annum.

It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, in Parliament assembled, That the Sum of Five hundred Pounds be accepted of Clement Paston, of Thorpe juxta Norwich in the County of Norfolke, Esquire, as a Composition, for remitting into his Hands and Possession, and to his full Power and Dispose, all those Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, mentioned in his Particulars entered at Goldsmiths Hall; being Part of the Two Third Parts of his Estates sequestered for his Recusancy: And that the said Lands and Premises, so compounded for as aforesaid, be, and are hereby discharged from all Sequestration, and from all Process and Proceedings had or made in his Majesty's Court of Exchequer, for or concerning the said Lands and Premises: And the Barons of the Exchequer, Committees, Treasurers, and Solicitors of Sequestrations, and all other Persons whom it may concern, are hereby required respectively to take notice of this Order; and to yield ready and full Obedience thereunto.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, in Parliament assembled, That Sir William Paston Baronet, Sir John Palgrave, and Sir John Potts, Knights and Baronets, John Gurdon, Miles Corbett, and John Spelman, Esquires, be, and are hereby, authorized, nominated, and appointed Tenants to the State, and Trustees for managing and receiving the Rents and Profits, and making Leases of the Estate of Clement Paston, of Thorpe juxta Norwich in the County of Norfolke, Esquire, a Recusant; except the Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, by him compounded for, or assigned to him for his Third Part: All which he, the said Clement Paston is to dispose of, possess and enjoy: And

It is further Ordered, That the said Tenants or Trustees do, from time to time, pay over to the State the Rents, Issues, and Profits, of all the Lands so to them intrusted, during the time they shall lie under Sequestration, and be payable to the State, for his Recusancy; and to take care, that no Impeachment or Waste be committed upon the said Estate: And the Committees, Treasurers, and Solicitors of Sequestrations, and all other Persons whom it doth or may concern, are hereby required and injoined to deliver up the said Estate, not compounded for, or assigned as aforesaid, into the Hands and Management of the said Trustees accordingly.

Chaloner discharged.

Resolved, &c. That Mr. Henry Chaloner, now under Restraint in the Serjeant's Custody, be forthwith discharged from any further Restraint.

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

Pass for Carmichell.

The Lords have received a Letter from the King's Majesty, touching a Safe Conduct to be granted to Sir James Carmichell: Which they do approve of; and desire your Concurrence, and a Dispatch.

General Cromwell.

They have received a Report from the Committee at Derby House, together with a Dispatch from Lieutenant General Cromwell: Upon which they have passed Two Votes; in which they desire the Concurrence of this House: And do desire that it may be referred to the Care of the Committee at Derby House, to send these Votes, inclosed in a Letter, to Lieutenant General Cromwell.

Pass for Carmichell.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth concur with the Lords, That a Safe Conduct be granted to Sir James Carmichell; and that Mr. Richard Parsons may have a Pass to go with it into Scotland, and to return: And that, if the Committee of the Parliament of Scotland shall desire Safe Conducts for Two or Three Persons, not liable to Exceptions, to come and attend the King, that, upon the Return of the Names of such to the Houses, Safe Conducts shall be granted, according to former Order.

General Cromwell.

An Extract of the Letters, from the Committee at Derby House, of 24 Augusti, and 19 Septembris, to Lieutenant General Cromwell, was this Day reported to the House from the Committee at Derby House; and read; and, upon the Question, approved of; and were in hæc verba: Viz.

"Sir,"

"We doubt not but God will so direct and assist you in doing what remains, as both those that are come Southward will be destroyed; and that you then will prosecute the remaining Party in the North, and not leave any of them (wherever they shall go) to be a Beginning of a new Army: Nor cease to pursue your Victory, till you finish and fully complete it with their Rendition of those Towns of Barwicke and Carlisle, which most unjustly, and against all Obligations, and the Treaties (then) in Force, they surprised and garrisoned against us."

"24 Aug. 1648."

"By the Postscript of your Letter of the Eleventh, we conceive you will be advanced as far as the Borders before these come to you; and that you will lose no Time or Opportunity for the Regaining of the Towns of Berwicke and Carlisle; and desire you to use the best Means that, in your Judgment, . . . shall think most conducing to that End; the Regaining of them being a Thing of so great Concernment to the Honour of this Kingdom, and Safety of those Northern Parts."

"19 Sept. 1648."

The whole Dispatch from the Lieutenant General Cromwell, now sent from the Lords, was read; and the Lords Votes thereupon: And

It is Resolved, &c. That this House doth concur with the Lords in the said Votes.

Resolved, upon the Question, by the Lords and Commons, in Parliament assembled, That they do approve of the Actions of Lieutenant General Cromwell, in pursuance of the Orders he received from the Committee sitting at Derby House: Which they likewise approve of.

Resolved, &c. That, in case those Noblemen and others that dissented against the Invasion of the Kingdom of England, by the Army under the Command of Duke Hamilton, shall desire the Assistance of Lieutenant General Cromwell, that he be ready to afford them all seasonable Relief and Assistance.

Ordered, That the Committee at Derby House do send these Votes to Lieutenant General Cromwell.

Ordered, That a Letter of Thanks be returned to Lieutenant General Cromwell: And that it be referred to the Committee at Derby House, to prepare this Letter, to be signed by Mr. Speaker.

Ordered, That the Extracts of the Letters of the Committee at Derby House to Lieutenant General Cromwell; and the whole Dispatch from Lieutenant General Cromwell, now reported; and the Votes thereupon; be forthwith printed and published.

Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message; and do agree in all.

Message to Lords.

Mr. Wheeler is appointed to carry to the Lords the Safe Conduct for Sir James Carmichell.

Resolved, &c. That the Vote, passed this House on Tuesday last, declaring, That no Proposition, or any Part of a Proposition, shall be made use of, if the Treaty break off, &c. shall be now carried to the Lords at this Message.

Mr. Wheeler carried it to the Lords accordingly.

He likewise carried the Order for adding the sum of One hundred and Twenty Pounds to the weekly Allowance, formerly granted for Relief of the poor Widows, and sick and maimed Soldiers; and the Ordinance concerning the Sequestrations in the County of Yorke.

Treaty with the King.

Resolved, &c. That no Business of the Treaty be taken into Consideration, or debated, but between the Hours of Ten and Twelve.

Militia.

Ordered, That on Monday Morning next peremptorily, the Ordinance for settling the Militia of the whole Kingdom be reported.

Windsore Garison.

Ordered, That, on Saturday Morning next, the Business concerning the Garison of Windsore be taken into Consideration, the first Business.

Reformado Officers.

Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning, the first Business, the Ordinance touching the Reformado Officers be reported.

Irish Affairs.

Sir William Armyn reports a Letter from Captain Robert Clerke, from on board the Swan Frigate in Chester Water, of 24 Septembris 1648, was this Day read; declaring, That Colonel Monke had taken Major General Monroe; had surprised and regained the Garisons and Castles of Carickfergus and Belfast in Ulster, in the North of Ireland.

The Swan Frigate.

Resolved, &c. That the Swan Frigate be forthwith victualed, and kept out: And that the Committee of the Navy, and the Commissioners of the Navy, do take care and give Order herein: And that they do likewise take care, and give Order, That Captain Robert Clerke, now Captain of the Swan Frigate, may have an abler and better Ship.

Colonel Moncke.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of what Colonel Moncke hath done, in the Gaining of the Garisons of Belfast and Carickfergus into the Hands of the Parliament Forces.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Grant to Colonel Moncke.

Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Five hundred Pounds be bestowed upon Colonel George Moncke, as a Gratuity, in Acknowledgement of his very great and faithful Service in the Regaining of the Garisons of Caricksergus and Belfast: And that this Sum of Five hundred Pounds be issued and paid, out of the Monies that come in upon the Ordinances for the Fifty thousand Pounds for Ireland, unto the said Colonel Geo. Monck, or his Assignee: And that the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, to whom the Ordering of those Monies is referred, do give Order for the Payment of the said Five hundred Pounds: And that the Treasurers for that Money do issue and pay out the said Five hundred Pounds accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That Colonel George Monck be nominated and appointed Governor of the Town and Castle of Carickfergus in Ireland: And that the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland at Derby House do grant a Commission to Colonel George Monck, to be Governor of the Town and Castle of Carickfergus accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland at Derby House, to consider of and appoint some Establishment to be made, for the Pay and Entertainment of Colonel George Monck, as Governor of the Town and Castle of Carickfergus.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, at Derby House, to advise with Colonel Monck; and to consider of a fit Person to be Governor of Belfast, and nominate him to the House for their Approbasion; and to consider of an Establishment for his Entertainment.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, at Derby House, to consider of all fitting and good Ways and Means, for the improving of those Advantages it has pleased God to give the Parliament Forces in the North of Ireland, by reducing of the Garisons and Castles of Caricktergus and Belfast; and to settle those Parts, and the Forces there, in such a Way as may be most advantageous for the Service.

Ordered, That a Letter of Thanks be returned, from this House, to Colonel General Monck, and by him to all his Officers and Soldiers, for this very good Service: And that Mr. Annesley do prepare this Letter, to be signed by Mr. Speaker.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, at Derby House, to take care for the Securing of General Major Monroe, until the House take further Order.

General Thanksgiving.

Ordered, That Thanks be given to Almighty God, on the next Lord's Day, by all the Ministers in all the Churches and Chapels within the Cities of London and Westminster, late Lines of Communication, and weekly Bills of Mortality, for the great Blessing of God upon the Conduct of the Parliament's Forces in the North of Ireland, under the Command of Colonel George Moncke, in the regaining into the Hands of the Parliament the strong Towns and Castles of Carickfergus and Belfast, in the North of Ireland: And the Lord Mayor of the City of London is desired to give timely Notice hereof to the several and respective Ministers.

Ld. Goreing.

An Ordinance for attainting George Lord Goreing was this Day read the First time; and ordered to be read the Second time on Thursday next.

Ordered, That Notice be given to George Lord Goreing, now a Prisoner in Windsor Castle, that an Ordinance for attainting him of High Treason, has been once read in the House of Commons; and that they have ordered to proceed in the said Ordinance on Thursday next; and that if the said Lord Goreing hath any Desire to be heard, that the House will be willing to hear him.