Die Lunæ, 2 Aprilis, 1649.
Sheriff of Lancaster.
ORDERED, That John Hartley Esquire be, and is
nominated and approved of to be, High Sheriff for
the County of Lancaster, in the place of Humphry Chetham Esquire: And that the Lords Commissioners for the
Great Seal of England do issue forth a Commission for him
to be High Sheriff of the said County accordingly.
Ordered, That the Report from the Committee touching the Anticipations on the Excise and Goldsmiths Hall,
be made on Wednesday Morning, the first Business.
Sir Arthur Haslerigg reports from the Committee
touching Delinquents, some Rules touching Compositions.
Resolved, &c. That whosoever is to compound at a
Moiety, shall pay one full Moiety of all his Chattels, and
personal Estate, and Seven Years and an Half full Value
of his real Estate in Land, and Five Years Purchase for
Houses, for so much as the Compounder hath, either in
Fee Simple, or Fee Tail; and, for what he hath for
Life, Lives or Years, to pay proportionably.
The Second Rule being, That whosoever is to compound at a Third, shall pay one full Third Part of all
his Chattels, and personal Estate, and Five Years full Value of his real Estate, whether entailed or not entailed, if
the Reversion be in the Compounder's Heirs; and for
Leases for Life, Lives, or Years, to pay proportionably;
Ordered, That it be re-committed to Mr. Whitlock, Mr.
Martyn, and Mr. Ashe: Who are to withdraw; and,
upon the Debate of the House, to divide the said Rule;
and consider, How the same may be settled; and report
it to the House.
The Third Rule being, That whosoever is to compound at a Sixth, shall pay one full Sixth Part of all his
Chattels, and personal Estate, and Three Years full Value
of his real Estate, whether entailed, or not entailed, if the
Reversion be in the Compounder's Heirs; and, for Leases
for Life, Lives, or Years, to pay proportionably;
Ordered, That this Rule be committed to the same
Committee, appointed to withdraw upon the former
Rule; to consider likewise of this Rule; and to report it to
The Fourth Rule being, That all Statutes, Recognizances, Judgments, Mortgages, legally and actually extended, or entered into, are to be allowed, and no other
Debts whatsoever; the Values of all real Estates shall be
accounted and rated as they were in the Year 1641,
Ordered, That this Rule be committed to the same
Committee, appointed to withdraw upon the former
Rule; to consider likewise of this Rule; and report it to
Dean and Chapters Lands.
Ordered, That the Act for Dean and Chapters Lands
be reported this Day: And that Mr. John Corbett be sent
for to report the same: And that the Serjeant at Arms
that attends the House do send for him accordingly.
Refusal of Ld. Mayor to proclaim the Abolition of Monarchy.
The House being informed, That the Lord Mayor of
the City of London did attend the Pleasure of the House,
upon an Order of the Thirtieth of March last;
The House ordered him to be called in: And, being
come to the Bar of this House, Mr. Speaker told him,
The House had heretofore sent an Order to him, and a
Writ was likewise sent to him, which was to proclaim
an Act for abolishing the Kingly Office in England, Ireland, and the Dominions thereunto belonging: The
House, by an order on Friday last, did appoint him to
be here this Day, to answer his Contempt in not doing it.
The Lord Mayor answered, That he did receive an
Order on Friday the Three-and-twentieth of March last,
by Mr. Alderman Penington, for proclaiming that Act;
and also another Order, to give an Account to the House
touching the same.
The Answer he now gave, being, That, his Conscience
being charged, as it was, with several Oaths, at and before
the Entering upon his Mayoralty he could not dispense with
it in proclaiming that Act; and that he hath not done it.
And thereupon was ordered to withdraw.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Abraham Reynaldson, Lord
Mayor of the City of London, be discharged from being
Lord Mayor of the said City, and disabled from bearing
the said Office hereafter: And that the City of London
do proceed to elect a new Lord Mayor forthwith.
Resolved, &c. That a Fine of Two thousand Pounds
be imposed upon the said Mr. Abraham Reynoldson, to be
Resolved, &c. That the said Mr. Abraham Reynoldson
be committed to the Prison of the Tower, for the Space
of One Month.
Resolved, &c. That the said Fine of Two thousand
Pounds shall be distributed to the Use of the Poor; viz.
Five hundred Pounds to the Poor of the City of London,
and the Suburbs; Five hundred Pounds to the Poor of
Southwark; Five hundred Pounds to the Poor of Westminster; and Five hundred Pounds to the Poor of the
Ordered, That the Aldermen of the City of London be
required to proceed forthwith in the Election of a new
Lord Mayor, according to the usual Course of the City
Ordered, That the eldest Alderman, who hath been
Lord Mayor of the said City, be hereby authorized to execute the Office of the Lord Mayor of the said City, until
such Election made: And that the Sword and all other
Ensigns and Ornaments of State belonging to the Lord
Mayor of the said City, be delivered unto the said eldest
Alderman, and to the new Lord Mayor so to be elected.
The said Mr. Alderman Reynaldson, being again called
in, was brought to the Bar, as a Delinquent: And Mr.
Speaker delivered his Judgment, in these Words; That
he be discharged from being Lord Mayor of the said
City, and disabled from bearing that Office hereafter:
That a Fine of Two thousand Pounds be imposed on him,
to be paid presently: And that he be committed to the
Tower, there to remain by the Space of a Month.
The House being informed, That divers Petitioners
were at the Door;
They were ordered to be called in: And, being come
to the Bar, Mr. Kiffin presented a Petition; speaking to
Mr. Speaker, We have not troubled this honourable
House with any Petition; nor had done it now, had we
not been necessitated thereunto by a late Paper, called
"England's Second Chains," brought to our Congregations, and publickly read in some of our publick Meetings,
without our Consent or Approbation, being there openly
opposed by us: And we could do no less, in Conscience
of our Duty to God and you, than to disown and disavow it.
The Petition being received, which was intituled thus,
"The humble Petition and Representation of several
Churches of God in London, commonly, though falsly,
The Petitioners withdrew: And the Petition was read.
The Petitioners being again called in; Mr. Speaker
returned them this Answer;
The House doth take notice of the good Affection to
the Parliament and Publick, you have expressed, both in
this Petition, and otherwise: That they have received
Satisfaction thereby concerning your disclaiming that Pamphlet, which gave such just Offence to the Parliament;
and also, concerning your Disposition to live peaceably,
and in Submission to Civil Magistracy; your Expressions
whereof they account very christian, and seasonable: That
for yourselves, and other Christians, walking answerable
to such Professions as, in this Petition, you make, they
do assure you of Liberty and Protection, so far as God
shall enable them, in all things consistent with Godliness,
Honesty, and the Civil Peace: And the House doth give
you Leave to print your Petition.
The humble Petition of the Master, Wardens, and
Commonalty of the Pewterers of London, in Behalf of
themselves, and the whole Mystery through England and
Wales, was this Day read.
The humble Petition of the Stannaries or Tinners within the County of Cornwall, was this Day read.
Ordered, That both the said Petitions be referred to the
Committee of the Navy; to take them into Consideration; and make a speedy Report of them to the House.
Ordered, That the Order, made the Twenty-eighth of
March last, for the Fine of Sir Francis Lloyd, or Sir
Marmaduke Lloyd, to be paid to Colonel Michael Jones,
Governor of Dublin, be revoked.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Revenue do take
care, and give Order, That the Seats in the House be
Ordered, That Mr. Masham, Mr. Fielder, Mr. Luke
Hodges, be added to the Committee for the College of
Mr. Speaker, by way of Report, informs the House,
That the French Ambassador hath been with him; and
acquainted him, That he is called Home; and come to
take his Leave.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State,
.. take this Matter into Consideration, upon this Report.
House to sit.
Ordered, That the House do sit every Day, notwithstanding the former Order: And that no new Business be
entertained, nor new Motion shall be made in the House,
after One of the Clock; but Mr. Speaker be injoined to
rise at that Hour.
Ordered, That no private Business shall be entertained
in the House for Fourteen Days now next coming.
Ordered, That the Act for the Militia of the Hamlets
be read on Friday next.
Commission of Sewers.
Mr. Garland reports some Alteration and Omissions in
the Commission of Sewers: Which, being read, were,
upon the Question, assented unto.
The House being informed, That there were some
Petitioners at the Door.
They were called in; and presented a Petition. Which
being received in; and the Petitioners ordered to withdraw; the Petition was read; being intituled, "The humble
Petition of divers Persons, Inhabitants of London, Westminster, the Borough of Southwark, Hamlets and Places
adjacent in Behalf of Lieutenant Colonel John Lilborne,
Mr. William Walwin Merchant, Mr. Thomas Prince, and
Mr. Richard Overton, Prisoners in the Tower of London."
Resolved, &c. That * Trevor, who did present the
Petition, be called in.
Resolved, &c. That Questions be asked him, concerning the Paper called, "The Second Part of England's
new Chains, &c.
Resolved, &c. That Questions be asked him concerning
Grant to Jones.
Ordered, That the Fine of Sir Francis Lloyd, of Machevillin in the County of Cardigan, Knight, that shall
be paid into the Treasurers at Goldsmiths Hall, upon his
Composition for his Delinquency, shall from time to time,
as the said Composition shall be brought in thither, be
immediately paid out unto Colonel Michael Jones, or
his Assignee or Assigns; towards Satisfaction and Payment of the Sum of One thousand Pounds; and such
full Interest as is growing due and to grow due; and is
charged upon the said Treasury by Order of this House of
the Third of April, and Ordinance of the Seventh of October 1648: And, for the said Committee at Goldsmiths
Hall, and their Treasurers, directing and paying of the
same to the said Colonel Jones, or his Assignee or Assigns,
according to this Order, this Order shall be to them a
sufficient Warrant and Discharge; any Order, Act, or
Ordinance, notwithstanding to the contrary.