House of Lords Journal Volume 10
25 November 1648

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 10: 25 November 1648', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 10: 1648-1649 (1767-1830), pp. 607-610. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=32956 Date accessed: 23 November 2014.


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DIE Sabbati, 25 die Novembris.

PRAYERS, by Mr. Salwey.

Domini præsentes fuerunt:

Comes Manchester, Speaker.

Comes Salisbury.
Comes Mulgrave.
Comes Rutland.
Comes Suffolke.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Nottingham.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Mountagu.
Ds. Howard.
Ds. Dacres.
Ds. Maynard.

Message from the H. C. with Votes about the E. of Arundel's Composition; and with an Order.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Richard Ownsloe Knight, &c.; who brought up several Things, wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence:

1. Divers Votes concerning the Earl of Arrundell's Fine, for his Composition of Delinquency.

(Here enter them.)

Read all, and Agreed to.

2. An Order for allowing Interest to Heywood and Saxton. (Here enter it.)

Read, and Agreed to.

The Answer returned was:

Answer.

That this House agrees to all the Votes and Orders now brought up.

Message from the H. C. with Names of Sheriffs; and with an Ordinance.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Wm. Lewis Knight, &c.; who brought up several Names of Persons to be Sheriffs of the several Counties of the Kingdom, wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

2. An Ordinance to make good to the Soldiers what (fn. *) the Lord General was promised by the Town of Colchester. (Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

The Answer returned was:

Answer.

That their Lordships do agree to the Ordinance for raising of Five Thousand Pounds for the Town of Colchester: To the rest, they will take it into Consideration, and send an Answer by Messengers of their own.

Maj. Herbert, a Habeas Corpus.

Upon reading the Petition of Major Herbert Blanchard:

It is Ordered, that a (fn. †) Habeas Corpus be issued out, to bring before the Lords in Parliament the Body of the said Major Blanchard, cum Causa, returnable immediate.

Letter from the Commissioners.

A Letter from the Commissioners in the Isle of Wight, was read. (Here enter it.)

Sheriffs.

Next, the House took into Consideration the Names of the Sheriffs; and agreed to these Persons following to be Sheriffs. (Here enter them.)

E. India Co's Ordinance.

Ordered, That the Committee for the Ordinance for the East India Company shall meet on Monday next, in the Afternoon; and so adjourn from Time to Time, as they shall think fit; and that the Petition of Alderman Andrewes, Maurice Thompson, &c. is referred to the Consideration of that Committee.

Additional Ordinance for Employment of the Poor.

Ordered, That the Ordinance for setting the Poor of London on Work, shall be taken into Consideration on Thursday next.

Granger to be instituted to Bromfield.

Ordered, That Dr. Bennett give Institution and Induction unto Wm. Granger Clerk, to the Vicarage of Bromfield, in Com. Cumberland, void by Death; Salvo Jure cujuscunque: Henry Thompson, Patron.

Duncomb, to be Sheriff of Bedford;

"Resolved, upon the Question, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled,

That they do nominate and approve of William Duncombe Esquire, to be Sheriff of the County of Bedford; and that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue a Commission to him; to be Sheriff of the said County, accordingly.

Williscott, of Berks;

Resolved, &c.

That the Lords and Commons do nominate and approve of William Williscott Esquire, to be Sheriff of the County of Berks; and that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue out a Commission to him, to be Sheriff of the said County, accordingly.

Walbeif, of Brecon;

"Resolved, &c.

That the Lords and Commons do nominate and approve of Charles Walbeife Esquire, to be Sheriff of the County of Brecon; and that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue out a Commission to him, to be Sheriff of the said County, accordingly.

Price, of Carmarthen;

"Resolved, &c.

That the Lords and Commons do nominate and approve of Henry Price Esquire, to be Sheriff of the County of Carmarthen; and that the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England do issue out a Commission to him, to be Sheriff of the said County, accordingly.

Clobery, of Devon;

"Resolved, &c.

That the Lords and Commons do nominate and approve of John Clobery Esquire, to be Sheriff of the County of Devon; and that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue out a Commission to him, to be Sheriff of the said County, accordingly.

Henly, of Dorset;

"Resolved, &c.

That the Lords and Commons do nominate and approve of Henry Henley Esquire, to be Sheriff of the County of Dorsett; and that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue out a Commission to him, to be Sheriff of the said County, accordingly.

Ravenscroft, of Denbigh;

Resolved, &c.

That the Lords and Commons do nominate and approve of Thomas Ravenscroft Esquire, to be Sheriff of the County of Denbigh; and that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue out a Commission to him, to be Sheriff of the said County, accordingly.

Pike, of Essex.

"Resolved, &c.

"The Lords and Commons do nominate and approve of George Pike, of Bathan-end, Esquire, to be Sheriff of the County of Essex; and that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue out a Commission to him, to be Sheriff of the said County, accordingly.

Price, of Glamorgan;

"Resolved, &c.

That the Lords and Commons do nominate and approve of John Price Esquire, to be Sheriff of the County of Glamorgan; and that the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England do issue out a Commission to him, to be Sheriff of the said County, accordingly.

Flyer, of Hertf.;

"Resolved, &c.

That the Lords and Commons do nominate and approve of Francis Flyer Esquire, to be Sheriff of the County of Hertford; and that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue out a Commission to him, to be Sheriff of the said County, accordingly.

Pickering, of Hunt.;

"Resolved, &c.

That the Lords and Commons do nominate and approve of Henry Pickering Esquire, to be Sheriff of the County of Huntingdon; and that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue out a Commission to him, to be Sheriff of the said County, accordingly.

Scudamore, of Heref.;

"Resolved, &c.

That the Lords and Commons do nominate and approve of John Scudamore Esquire, to be Sheriff of the County of Hereford; and that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue out a Commission to him, to be Sheriff of the said County, accordingly.

Benbridge, of Leicest.;

"Resolved, &c.

That the Lords and Commons do nominate and approve of William Benbridge Esquire, to be Sheriff of the County of Leicester; and that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue out a Commission to him, to be Sheriff of the said County, accordingly.

Cheeton, of Lancast.;

"Resolved, &c.

That the Lords and Commons do nominate and approve of Humphry Cheeton Esquire, to be Sheriff of the County of Lancaster; and that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue out a Commission to him, to be Sheriff of the said County, accordingly.

Maddeton, of Lincoln.;

"Resolved, &c.

That the Lords and Commons do nominate and approve of Edward Maddeton Esquire, to be Sheriff of the County of Lincolne; and that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue out a Commission to him, to be Sheriff of the said County, accordingly.

Vaughan, of Monmouth;

"Resolved, &c.

That the Lords and Commons do nominate and approve of Henry Vaughan Esquire, to be Sheriff of the County of Monmouth; and that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue out a Commission to him, to be Sheriff of the said County, accordingly.

Lloyd, of Montgom.;

"Resolved, &c.

That the Lords and Commons do nominate and approve of Evan Lloyd Esquire, to be Sheriff of the County of Mountgom'y; and that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue out a Commission to him, to be Sheriff of the said County, accordingly.

Williams, of Merioneth;

"Resolved, &c.

That the Lords and Commons do nominate and approve of Maurice Williams Esquire, to be Sheriff of the County of Merioneth; and that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of Engl. do issue out a Commission to him, to be Sheriff of the said County, accordingly.

Awdley, of Norfolk;

"Resolved, &c.

That the Lords and Commons do nominate and approve of Hugh Audley Esquire, to be Sheriff of the County of Norffolke; and that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue out a Commission to him, to be Sheriff of the said County, accordingly.

Sir S. Danvers, of North'ton;

"Resolved, &c.

"That the Lords and Commons do nominate and approve of Sir Samuell Danvers Baronet, to be Sheriff of the County of Northampton; and that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue out a Commission to him, to be Sheriff of the said County, accordingly.

Thomas, of Pembroke;

"Resolved, &c.

That the Lords and Commons do nominate and approve of Arnold Thomas Esquire, to be Sheriff of the County of Pembroke; and that the Commissioners for the Great (fn. *) Seal of England do issue out a Commission to him, to be Sheriff of the said County, accordingly.

Walcott, of Rutland;

"Resolved, &c.

That the Lords and Commons do nominate and approve of Bernard Walcott Esquire, to be Sheriff of the County of Rutland; and that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue out a Commission to him, to be Sheriff of the said County, accordingly.

Thorold, of Surrey;

"Resolved, &c.

That the Lords and Commons do nominate and approve of Thomas Thorold Esquire, to be Sheriff of the County of Surrey; and that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue out a Commission to him, to be Sheriff of the said County, accordingly.

Luxford, of Sussex;

"Resolved, &c.

That the Lords and Commons do nominate and approve of Thomas Luxford, of Windmill Hill, Esquire, to be Sheriff of the County of Sussex; and that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue out a Commission to him, to be Sheriff of the said County, accordingly.

Buckland, of Somerset;

"Resolved, &c.

That the Lords and Commons do nominate and approve of John Buckland Esquire, to be Sheriff of the County of Som'sett; and that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue out a Commission to him, to be Sheriff of the said County, accordingly.

Theobalds, of Suff.;

"Resolved, &c.

That the Lords and Commons do nominate and approve of Francis Theobalds Esquire, to be Sheriff of the County of Suff.; and that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of Engl. do issue out a Commission to him, to be Sheriff of the said County, accordingly.

Barker, of Salop;

"Resolved, &c.

That the Lords and Commons do nominate and approve of Thomas Baker Esquire, to be Sheriff of the County of Salop; and that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of Engl. do issue out a Commission to him, to be Sheriff of the said County, accordingly.

Cawley, of Wilts;

"Resolved, &c.

"That the Lords and Commons do nominate and approve of William Cawley, of Burdropp, Esquire, to be Sheriff of the County of Wilts; and that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue out a Commission to him, to be Sheriff of the said County, accordingly.

Brown, of Warwick;

"Resolved, &c.

That the Lords and Commons do nominate and approve of George Browne Esquire, to be Sheriff of the County of Warwicke; and that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue out a Commission to him, to be Sheriff of the said County, accordingly.

Sir W. St. Quintin, of York;

"Resolved, &c.

That the Lords and Commons do nominate and approve of Sir William St. Quinton Baronet, to be Sheriff of the County of Yorke; and that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of Engl. do issue out a Commission to him, to be Sheriff of the said County, accordingly.

Lloyd, of Flint;

"Resolved, &c.

That the Lords and Commons do nominate and approve of Edward Lloyd, of Pentrehoben, Esquire, to be Sheriff of the County of Flint; and that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue out a Commission to him, to be Sheriff of the said County, accordingly.

and Bolds, of Anglesey.

"Resolved, &c.

That the Lords and Commons do nominate and approve of William Bolds Esquire, to be Sheriff of the County of Anglesey, in North Wales; and that the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England do issue out a Commission to him, to be Sheriff of the said County, accordingly."

Votes concerning the E. of Arundel's Composition for his Delinquency.

"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That an Ordinance be brought in, for Pardon of the Earl of Arundell's Delinquency, and Discharge of his Sequestration, in usual Form and Course.

The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do accept of the Fine of Six Thousand Pounds, of the Earl of Arundell and Surrey, for the Pardon of his Delinquency, and Discharge of the Sequestration of his Estate; and do expect that the said Earl shall confirm to the Maintenance of the Ministry all such Estate he hath in the Impropriation of Arundell.

"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That One Moiety of the Earl of Arundell's Fine of Six Thousand Pounds be paid in Hand to the Treasurer of the Navy, and the other Moiety secured to the Committee of the Navy, to be paid on the last Day of December next; and that this whole Fine of Six Thousand Pounds be employed, by Order of the Committee of the Navy, towards the Payment of the Mariners only that are or shall come in, and to no other Purpose.

"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That in regard the Parliament hath made Use of Monies, to the Value of Fifteen Thousand Pounds, assigned by the late Earl of Arundell for Payment of his Debts, that, upon the paying of the Six Thousand Pounds Fine, the now Earl of Arundell be discharged from Payment of any Fifth or Twentieth Part."

Order for Interest for 352l. ordered to Heywood and Saxton.

"Ordered , by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That Interest, after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Cent. per Annum, be allowed and accounted unto Richard Heywood and Joseph Saxton, of Alisbury, for the Sum of Three Hundred Fifty-two Pounds, voluntarily lent by the said Richard Heywood and Joseph Saxton to Colonel Henry Bulstrode, from the Time of the Loan thereof; for the Payment whereof, an Order passed both Houses, 24 Novembr. 1648, by which no Interest was allowed; and that the Committee appointed for the Pay of the Horse Guards do state and allow the same accordingly, upon their Doubling of the Principal."

Order for 5000l. promised to the Forces in the Siege of Colchester.

"Whereas, upon the late Rendering of the Town of Colchester into the Hands of Thomas Lord Fairefax, Lord General of all the Forces of the Parliament, a certain Sum of Money was agreed to be paid, by the Inhabitants of the said Town, to the Forces under the Command of the said Lord Fairefax; a good Part whereof was remitted by the said Lord Fairefax, in respect of the great Poverty of the said Town, and extraordinary Sufferings of many well-affected Persons, Inhabitants therein during the late Siege, so that the promised Gratuity to the Soldiery engaged in the said Siege cannot be made good without an Addition of a further Sum thereunto: It is therefore Ordered and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Sum of Five Thousand Pounds be forthwith raised, by the Committee for Sequestrations for the County of Essex, out of the Sequestrations of such Delinquents who have lately or do now reside in the said Town of Colchester, or Liberties thereof, or did resort thither, or were in the said Town during the Siege, or by the Committee of Sequestrations of such Counties where such Delinquents Estates do lie and remain, to be paid by them to Captain Blackwell, Deputy Treasurer at Wars, for making good what was promised to the Forces engaged in the same Siege, to be issued and paid forth, by the said Captain Blackwell, according to such Orders and Directions as shall be made in that Behalf to the said Lord General, whose Warrant, together with the Receipt of the Party or Parties to whom the said Sum of Money shall be assigned, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the said Captain Blackwell, for the Payment thereof accordingly; and in case the said Sum of Five Thousand Pounds shall not be raised before the 25th Day of December next, out of the Sequestrations and Compositions of the Delinquents aforesaid, that then the Residue of the said Sum of Five Thousand Pounds shall be paid to the said Captain Blackwell, to the Use aforesaid, out of other Sequestrations or Compositions of other Delinquents within the said County of Essex: And the Committee for the County of Essex, and all other Committees of any other County where any such Delinquents have any Estate Real or Personal, are hereby required to proceed forthwith in the Sequestration of such Delinquents Estates, and to cause the said Five Thousand Pounds to be speedily paid to Captain Blackwell, for the Use aforesaid, out of the First and next Monies that shall be received and come in upon the said Sequestrations and Compositions, or either of them: And all Treasurers, Collectors, and all other Persons that shall receive any Sum of Money upon the Sequestrations or Compositions abovesaid, shall and may, and are hereby authorized, to pay all such Sum or Sums of Money by them received as aforesaid, to the said Captain Blackwell, to the Uses abovesaid, and to no other Person or Persons whatsoever, until the said Sum of Five Thousand Pounds be paid as abovesaid: And the Acquittance of the said Captain Blackwell shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said Treasurers and Collectors, or other Persons, for the Payment of the said Sum or Sums of Money accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance shall not extend to the Sequestration or Composition for any of the Estates of any Delinquent formerly, before the First of May, 1648."

Letter from the Commissioners acknowledging the Receipt of the Votes for continuing the Treaty.

"For the Right Honourable the Earl of Manchester, Speaker of the House of Peers pro Tempore, at Westm'r.

"My Lord,

"We Yesterday left Newport, and were come hither to Cowes onward, to give our Attendance upon the House, where the Inconveniency of Passage over the Water made us tarry all the Night; by which Means, your Order for Continuance of the Treaty till Saturday, with the other Votes, came to our Hands before we were got out of the Island. This Morning, in Pursuance of your Directions, we are returning to Newport. And so we remain

Cowes, 23 Nov. 1648.

"Your Lordship's

"Most humble Servants,

"A. Northumberland, Middlesex."

Adjourn.

House adjourned till 10a Monday Morning next.

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