House of Commons Journal Volume 6
23 March 1650

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 23 March 1650', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 6: 1648-1651 (1802), pp. 385-386. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25875 Date accessed: 21 November 2014.


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Die Sabbati, 23 Martii, 1649.

Prayers.

Attendance of Members.

RESOLVED, That every Member of this House, that doth not attend the Service of the House at Nine of the Clock in the Morning, shall pay Twelvepence to the Poor: And that the Serjeant at Arms be required to collect the same duly of all those Members that shall come after that Time.

New Business.

The Question being propounded, That no new Business be entertained in the House after Twelve of the Clock; and that the House do rise at that Hour;

And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;

It passed with the Affirmative.

And so the main Question being put;

It was Resolved, That no new Business be entertained in the House after Twelve of the Clock: And that the House do rise at that Hour.

Sir Christofer Hatton.

Sir Arthur Haslerigg reports from the Council of State, That it appears by several Letters, that Sir Christofer Hatton, called the Lord Hatton, is beyond the Seas, with the late Queen, and her Son; and is active there against this Commonwealth; and yet enjoys his Estate here according to his Composition.

The Question being propounded, That the Estate of . . . Christofer Hatton be forthwith sequestered;

And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;

It passed with the Affirmative.

And the main Question being now put;

It was Resolved, by the Parliament, That the Estate of Sir Christofer Hatton be forthwith sequestered.

Ordered, by the Parliament, That the Committee of Goldsmiths Hall be injoined and required to take care, that the same be forthwith done accordingly.

Jermin's Composition.

The humble Petition of Rebecca Jermin, on the Behalf of her Husband Thomas Jermin Esquire, being beyond Sea, was this Day read.

The Question being propounded, That all such Persons as have compounded for their Delinquency, and are now beyond the Seas without Leave, their Estates real and personal be forthwith secured:

And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;

It passed in the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put;

It was Resolved, That all such Persons as have compounded for their Delinquency, and are now beyond the Seas without Leave, their Estates real and personal be forthwith secured.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Goldsmiths Hall, to take care, that this Vote be forthwith put in Execution.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to examine, upon Oath, the Truth of the Matters contained in the Letters of Mrs. Rebecca Jermin; and the Abuse therein supposed in obtaining the Composition of her Husband; and to certify the House how they shall find the same.

Resolved, That all further Proceedings in the Composition of Mr. Jermin be stayed, until the said Mrs. Jermin shall satisfy the Council of State of the Truth in the several Particulars mentioned in the said Letters.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners of Goldsmiths Hall, to examine the State of the Matter touching the Statutes, and other Incumbrances laid upon the Estate of Mr. Thomas Jermin; whereby the Benefit that should accrue to the Commonwealth hath been taken away; and to do therein as they shall think fit.

Caldwell's Composition.

Sir Arthur Hesilrigg reports from the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, the Case of Laurence Caldwell: Which is thus stated by that Committee.

Mr. Caldwell the Father, being a Delinquent, is seised of an Estate in Fee."

"In May 1646, the said Caldwell the Father dies, having not compounded for his Delinquency."

"Lawrence Caldwell, being his Son and Heir, claims the said Estate as Heir at Law; who, being likewise a Delinquent, petitions to be admitted to compound upon the late Votes of March last."

"This Committee doth humbly desire the Resolution of the Parliament, Whether the said Lawrence Caldwell the Son shall be admitted to the Possession of the Estate upon a single Composition for his own Delinquency; or, Whether this Committee shall require a double Composition, as for an Estate in Fee, for the Delinquency of the Father and of the Son."

"Ordered, That Sir Arthur Hesilrig be likewise desired to report to the House, Whether such Persons that still continue beyond the Seas, shall be admitted to Composition, and whether the Composition of such Persons, who still remain beyond the Sea, shall stand; they being not admitted to compound, by Order of the House; and to know the Resolution of the House therein."

"Commissioners in the Country to have Power to examine upon Oath."