[8 February, 1646/7.]
Names of Commissioners to sit at Goldsmiths Hall for compounding with delinquents; Richard Waring and Michael Herring to Treasurers; Power to Commissioners to suspend sequestrations of delinquents that compound.; Proviso.
Be it Ordained by the Lords and Commons in Parliament
Assembled, that Philip Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, Robert
Earl of Warwick, Theophilus Earl of Lincoln, Bazil Earl of Denbigh,
Edward Earl of Manchester, James Earl of Middlesex, Edmond
Earl of Mulgrave, Henry Earl of Stanford, Philip Lord Wharton,
Francis Lord Willoughby, Dudley Lord North, William Lord Gray
of Wark, John Lord Roberts, William Lord Maynard, Edward
Lord Howard of Escrig, Members of the Lords House of Parliament. Sir Henry Vane jr, Oliver Saint-Johns Esq., His Majesties
Solicitor-General, Denzil Holles Esq; Sir Anthony Irby Baronet,
Mr. Gurdon, Sir Arthur Hazlerig, Mr. Henry Darley, Mr. John
Ash, Mr. John Stephens, Mr. Boyse, Mr. Robert Reynolds, Mr.
Cornelius Holland, Mr. Robert Jenner, Sir Gilbert Gerrard Baronet,
Sir Nathl. Barnardiston, Sir John Yongue, Sir Thomas Soam, Mr.
Thomas Hatcher, Mr. John Trenchard, Mr. Dennis Bond, Mr.
John Brown, Mr. Alderman Pennington, Mr. Edward Ash, Mr.
Alderman Hoyle, Mr. John Blackiston, Mr. Roger Hill, Mr. Francis
Allen, Mr. Robert Goodwin, Sir John Clotworthy, Mr. John
Salway, Members of the House of Commons; Sir David Watkins
Knight, Mr. Richard Bateman, Mr. Christopher Pack, Mr. John
Oldfield, Mr. Samuel Moyer, Mr. William Tompson, Mr. Richard
Shute, Captain Richard Venner, Mr. George Tompson, Mr. Laurence
Bringley, or any seven of them, whereof three to be Members of
Parliament, are hereby Commissioners to sit at Goldsmiths-Hall
for compounding with Delinquents; and to act according to the
several and respective Ordinances or Orders already made by both
or either of the Houses of Parliament concerning the Committee
at Goldsmith's-Hall. And be it further Ordained by the Authority
aforesaid, That Richard Wareing and Michael Herring are appointed Treasurers to receive all such sums of money as shall be
paid in by or for any Delinquent, and shall not issue out any
moneys to be charged upon such Compositions without the Order
or Ordinance of both Houses of Parliament. And it is lastly
Ordered and Ordained, That the said Commissioners have power to
suspend the Sequestrations of such Delinquents as shall compound
with the said Commissioners; and that such suspensions as have
been already made by the Committee at Goldsmith's Hall shall
stand good; The Delinquents having paid the moyety of the fine
compounded for, and given security to the said Commissioners for
payment of the Remainder of such fine according to such proportion
as shall be set by both Houses of Parliament. Provided, That
every such person so compounding do pay the Remainder of his
said fine, and sue forth his pardon under the Great Seal within six
weeks after his Composition shall be alowed by both Houses of
Parliament, or otherwise the suspension to be void.