Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 5, 1646-1648. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Jovis, 27 Julii, 1648.
MR. Prideaux reports from Haberdashers Hall, the Composition and Ordinance for pardoning the Delinquency of Sir John Glanvile Knight, Serjeant at Law.
Resolved, &c. That Sir John Glanvile Knight, Serjeant at Law, shall pay for his Fifth, and Twentieth Part, only the Fifth Part of the yearly Revenue of his Lands.
The humble Petition of Serjeant Glanvile, was this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That Sir John Glanvile Knight, Serjeant at Law, be, and is hereby, discharged of his Imprisonment, and of his Bail.
Ordered, That, on Saturday next, the Ordinance for pardoning the Delinquency of Sir John Glanvile, Knight, Serjeant at Law, be brought in.
Letter from Yarmouth.
Sir John Treavor reports from the Committee at Darby House, a Letter from the Bailiffs of Yarmouth, of the Twenty-fourth of July instant; and a Paper therein inclosed.
Sir John Treavor is to carry the said Letter and Paper to the Lords.
Sir Walter Erle according to former Order, did proceed with his Report touching the Stores.
Grant to Browne.
Mr. Strickland carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, an Order for Mr. Browne to receive Forty Pounds out of the Hanaper.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Bennett and Mr. Page;
The Lords have sent unto you an Order, upon a Report from the Committee of the Revenue, concerning the Earl of Pembroke, and others: An Order, upon a Report from the Committee of the Admiralty and Cinque Ports, concerning Captain Hawkeridge: An Order, upon a Report from the Committee at Derby House, for putting off the Fair at St. James's: And an Order concerning Mr. Osborne, Mr. Dowsett, and Mr. Worsley, to have free Liberty to go to the next Assizes at Southampton: Three Votes concerning Major General Skippon: In all which the Lords desire the Concurrence of this House. They have likewise sent you a Petition concerning the Lady Elizabeth Rowe: Which they do especially recommend to this House.
Constable of Windsore.
Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, assembled in Parliament, That the Earl of Pembroke have the Constableship of the Honour of Windsore, together with the Keepership of the great Park of Windsor: And that an Ordinance be brought in to that Purpose.
Mr. * is to bring in the Ordinance.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations, to examine the Right of the Lord Admiral, and the Lord Howard of Escrigg, touching the Keepership of Hide Park, now in Sequestration by the Delinquency of the Earl of Holland.
Message to Lords.
Sir Peter Wentworth carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, Instructions for Mr. Strickland and Mr. Bence: Ordinance for Twenty Days Indemnity to the Mariners: Mr. Browne's Ordinance, Clerk of the Lords House: An Order . . . the Lord Admiral to fight with the revolted Ships: An Ordinance for Augmentation to Mr. Ellys, Minister at St. Alban's.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers;
The House has considered of their Lordships Message: And, as to the first Part of the Message concerning the Earl of Pembroke, the House doth agree with the Lords: As to the rest of the Particulars of the Message, the House will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Four thousand Pounds be forthwith advanced, for furnishing the Stores.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Navy, to sit this Afternoon, to consider, How the said Four thousand Pounds may be raised, to supply the Stores; and report the same To-morrow Morning.
Treaty with the King.
Mr. Crew reports the last free Conference with the Lords, touching the Treaty for Peace: That the Lords do, notwithstanding the Reasons given in at the free Conference, insist to have a personal Treaty with his Majesty, without his Majesty's first granting the Three previous Propositions.
Ordered, That, at Ten a Clock To-morrow Morning, Mr. Speaker do take the Chair: And that the Business, touching Settlement of Peace, be then taken into Consideration: And that, in the mean space, the Committee, touching Church Government, do sit as formerly.
An Ordinance for raising the Sum of Sixteen thousand Pounds, out of the County of Suffolke, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Answer from Lords.
Sir Peter Wentworth brings Answer from the Lords, That, as to the Orders touching the revolted Ships; and the Ordinance for settling Maintenance on a Minister in the Parish Church of St. Alban's in the County of Hertford; they will send Answer by Messengers of their own: To the rest of the Particulars of the Message, by him carried, the Lords do agree.
Willoughby's Accompts, &c.
Mr. Pierrepont reports from the Committee at Derby House, a Letter from Tilbury, of the Twentieth of July 1648; and the Petition of Colonel William Willoughby.
The humble Petition of Colonel William Willoughby, was this Day read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Auditor of the City, to audite and state the Accounts of Colonel William Willoughby: And that he have the Publick Faith of the Kingdom for what shall appear to be due and owing unto him.
Ordered, That the Sum of Eight hundred Pounds, due, upon Account, to the Garison of Tilbury, with Interest for the same, after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Cent. per Annum, be charged upon the Excise, in Course, and paid to the said Colonel William Willoughby, or his Assigns.
Mr. Boys to bring in an Ordinance to that Purpose.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee at Derby House, to consider, What Money Colonel William Willoughby hath disbursed by their Appointment: And that what shall appear to be due to the said Colonel Willoughby, be charged upon the Excise, in Course, with Interest, after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Cent. for every Six Months, for the Forbearance thereof.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Navy, to take especial Care of Tilbury, That Provision of Victuals and Lodging be speedily made for the Soldiers there.
Members to appear to Actions.
The humble Petition of Elizabeth Willan, Widow, was this Day read.
Ordered, That Colonel James Temple, a Member of the House of Commons, be, and is hereby, enjoined forthwith to appear to the several Actions of Elizabeth Willan, Susan Withe, and Mr. Hammond.
Ordered, That Sir David Watkins do proceed, according to Law against Sir Benjamine Rudyard, Mr. Alexander Popham, and Mr. Edward Popham: And that the said Sir Benjamine Rudyard, Mr. Alexander Popham, and Mr. Edw. Popham, do forthwith appear to his said Actions.
Ordered, That Sir Benjamin Rudyard, a Member of this House, do forthwith appear to the Action of George Middlemore Merchant, upon a Bond of Four hundred Pounds, entered into by him with Mr. Pimme.
Ordered, That, this Day Fortnight, the House do receive Petitions against Members of this House, that will not pay their Debts, nor appear to the Actions of the Creditors: And that this Order be printed and published.
Ordered, That the Committee, appointed to sell Lands for the Payment of Mr. Pym's Debts, be enjoined to sell the said Lands forthwith, for Payment of the said Debts, according to the Ordinances of Parliament, and the Trust in them reposed.
Ordered, That the Order for the Thanksgiving, to be kept in the Country the Ninth of August next, be forthwith printed, published, and sent down into the Country.
Isle of Sylley.
Sir John Danvers reports a Letter from the Committee of Lords and Commons at Derby House, concerning the Governor and Garison in the Isle of Sylley, and from the Lord Admiral, of the Twentieth of July instant.
Ordered, That the Sum of One thousand Pounds be charged at the Committee of the Revenue, and be paid forthwith to Colonel Buller, Governor of Sylley, towards Satisfaction of the said Governor and Garison.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the West, to consider of the Condition of the Governor, Officers, and Soldiers of the Isle of Sylley, and of a Course speedily to supply and relieve them; and to report to the House, How a constant Pay may be settled for them: And that Mr. Povey take special Care of that Business at the said Committee.
Ordered, That Mr. Povey do prepare and bring in a Letter, to be signed by Mr. Speaker, and sent to the Governor of the Isle of Sylley, and Officers and Soldiers of the Garison there; to signify to them, that their Condition is under Consideration of a Committee; and that, in convenient Time, they shall receive Supplies.