House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 9 October 1648

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Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 6, 1648-1651. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Die Lunæ, 9 Octobris, 1648.


Peyton's Composition.

THE Question being put, That Sir Thomas Peyton, now under Restraint, shall have his Liberty to prosecute his Composition, provided that he effect his Composition within Fourteen Days; else, that he return to his Imprisonment, and stand committed;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Mr. Annesley, Tellers for the Yea: 34.
Mr. Bois, With the Yea,
Sir Francis Pyle, Tellers for the Noe: 34.
Mr. John Gurdon, With the Noe,

And then Mr. Speaker giving his Voice with the Negative;

The Question passed with the Negative.

Parliament's Guards.

An Ordinance for raising the Sum of Five thousand Pounds, for Maintenance of the Guards of the Horse that attends the Parliament, out of the Sequestrations and Compositions of the Estates, real and personal, of the Delinquents named in the said Ordinance, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Mr. Hoyle, Mr. Bond, Mr. Knightley, Mr. Annesley, Sir Martin Lumley, Colonel Copley, Sir Wm. Massam, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Holland, Sir Walter Erle, Mr. Swynfen, Mr. Nath. Stephens, Sir Thomas Widdrington, Mr. Stapilton, Sir Robert Harley, Sir John Curson, Mr. Walter, Mr. Bois, Mr. Lister, John Seymer, Colonel Strode, Mr. Hungerford, Sir Ralph Ashton, Mr. Gesson, Mr. Whitacre, Mr. Sayer, Mr. John Browne, Mr. Leman, Mr. Stapilton junior, Mr. Hatcher, Mr. Tate, Colonel White, Sir John Hippisley, Sir Thomas Dacres, Mr. Hay, Sir John Danvers, Sir John Maynard, Mr. Priestley, Sir Benjamin Rudyard, Mr. * *, Colonel Barker, Mr. Grove, Colonel Whitehead, Mr. Trevour, Colonel Massy, Mr. Pelham, Colonel Davies, Mr. Edward Stephens;

This Committee is to meet this Afternoon at Two of Clock, in the Exchequer Court: And have Power to add the Names of other Delinquents not disposed of, if they shall judge it necessary.


Whereas in a former Report concerning Frigates to attend the Service upon the Coasts of Ireland, there is a Mistake in the Name of one of the said Frigates, which, in the said Report, is called The Dolphin, which is indeed named the Falcon:

It is Ordered, That the said Mistake be amended; and that the Falcon Frigate be employed upon the said Service, whereof Wm. Peck is Captain.

Officers Arrears.

An Ordinance for the Pay of the Sum of Twenty-three thousand Five hundred Sixty-and-six Pounds One Shilling One Peny Halfpeny, for the full Discharge of all Arrears to divers reduced Officers, late under the Command of Ferdinando Lord Fairefax, being One hundred and Fifteen in Number, and inserted in a Lift, bearing Date 25 Martis 1648, remaining with the Committee of the Northern Association, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Colonel Bossevile is appointed to carry it to the Lords.

Morgan's Petition.

Ordered, That Colonel Morgan's Petition be read, the first Business, To-morrow Morning.

Butler's Composition.

The humble Petition of Colonel Hugh Butler was this Day read; who was taken in Pembroke Castle, and by those Articles was to depart the Kingdom for Two years; to which he hath yielded Obedience; and, by his Petition, doth desire that he may be admitted to his Composition.

It is Ordered, That the said Colonel Hugh Butler be admitted to Composition at Goldsmiths Hall, upon the like Rates as Sir Charles Keymish: And that he do apply himself to that Committee effectually, in order to his Composition: And that then he have Liberty to return into this Kingdom, to prosecute his Composition, provided that he do effectually prosecute and perfect his Composition within Ten Weeks.

It is further Ordered, That the Sum of Four hundred and Eighty-three Pounds Five Shillings be paid out of the Fine of the said Colonel Hugh Butler, by the Treasurers at Goldsmiths Hall, to Edward Birkhead Esquire, Serjeant at Arms attending on this House, or his Assignee, in Discharge of so much disbursed by the said Serjeant for the publick Service of this House, in executing the Orders of Summons Warrants for Seizing and Apprehending of Delinquents: And that, if the said Sum of Four hundred and Eighty-three Pounds Five Shillings cannot be raised out of the Fine of the said Colonel Butler, that then the said Serjeant Birkhead have Power to nominate some other new Delinquent not disposed of, out of which the Remainder of the said Four hundred and Eighty-three Pounds Five Shillings, not satisfied by this Fine, may be raised.

Army Arrears.

An Ordinance for raising the Sum of One hundred thousand Pounds, towards the Pay of divers reduced Officers, comprehended within the said Ordinance, upon the Credits, and by the Ways and Means, in the said Ordinance specified, was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto a Committee of the whole House: And are to meet upon it on Thursday Morning next, at Eight of Clock: And they are to consider of such other fitting Ways and Means, for the Satisfaction not only of those comprehended in the said Ordinance, but of all other reduced Officers, as they shall think sit.

Officers Arrears.

Whereas the House is informed, that divers Officers that have served the Parliament, are coming to this Town, upon Expectation to receive Satisfaction for their Arrears:

It is Ordered, That Colonel Copley and Mr. Knightley do prepare and bring in a Declaration To-morrow, setting forth, That the House has it under Consideration, to provide some Means for their reasonable Satisfaction; and to require them to forbear their Repair hither, which will certainly not only disturb them in the Considerations they are taking for their Satisfaction, but in the Transaction of other publick Business of the Kingdom.