House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 8 November 1648

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 Mercurii, 8 Novembris, 1648.


Colonel Lilbourne.

ORDERED, That Lieutenant Colonel Lilbourne's Business be taken up on Monday Morning next.

Nominating Sheriffs.

Ordered, That the Business touching the Nomination of Sheriffs be taken up on Monday Morning next.

Isle of Jersey.

Ordered, That the Report touching the Isle of Jersey be made, the first Business, on Tuesday next, peremptorily.


Ordered, That the Report, touching the disbanding the Horse in Nottinghamshire, be taken up on Wednesday Morning next.

Message to Lords.

Ordered, That Mr. Ashhurst do carry to the Lords, the late Votes touching Lancashire, and the Votes passed on Saturday last, touching the Horse Guards that attend the Houses.

Plymouth Garison.

A Letter from Colonel Ralph Weldon, Governor of Plymouth, of 20 Octobris 1648, representing the great Wants and Extremities of that Garison, was this Day read.

Ordered, That the Committee of the Army do speedily make Assignations upon the Hundreds next adjacent to the Town of Plymouth, for the Pay of the Garison of Plymouth, according to the Establishment: And that they do take effectual Course, that the Forces under Sir Hardress Waller may be so provided for in other convenient Places, that the Assignments for Plymouth may not be interrupted or anticipated, but duly paid in.

Berwick and Carlisle.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the Garisons of Berwick and Carlisle be referred to the Committee at Derby House: And that the Letters concerning those Garisons be referred to that Committee: And that likewise the Letter from Yorkshire, of ultimo Octobris 1648, be referred to the Consideration of this Committee: And that they do make speedy Reports concerning those Garisons, and other Matters referred.

Exceptions from Pardon;

The Question being put, That the Names of any more Persons shall be presented to the King, to be excepted from Pardon;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir Wm. Massam, Tellers for the Yea: 67.
Mr. Lisle, With the Yea,
Mr. Annesley, Tellers for the Noe: 100.
Sir John Evelyn, With the Noe,

So that the Question passed with the Negative.

Message to Lords.

Ordered, That the Votes, passed Yesterday, upon the Proposition touching Delinquents, be sent up to the Lords for their Concurrence; to the Intent that the same, with all the other Votes agreed on by both Houses, be forthwith sent to the Commissioners, into the Isle of Wight.

Mr. Annisley is to carry them to the Lords.


Mr. Ashhurst brings Answer from the Lords, That, as to the Horse Guards, and the Order for Payment of Three thousand One hundred Fifty-five Pounds Fifteen Shillings and Ten-pence to Mr. Alexander Norris, out of the Receipts of Goldsmiths Hall, the Lords will send Answer by Messengers of their own: To the rest of the Particulars, by him carried to the Lords, the Lords do agree.

Disbanding Forces.

Forasmuch as there is present Necessity for the Payment of Money for the Disbanding of the Forces of Lancashire; which will be a very great Charge, if they should be longer continued: It is therefore Ordered, by the Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Sum of Three thousand One hundred Fifty-five Pounds Fifteen Shillings and Ten-pence, payable, in Course, to the Lord Willoughby of Parham, out of the Receipts of Goldsmiths Hall, by Ordinance of the Fifth of March 1646, be paid to Mr. Alexander Norris, of Boulton, or his Assigns, for the Use of the Forces of Lancashire to be disbanded: And a Receipt under the Hand of the said Alexander Norris shall be a sufficient Discharge to the Treasurers at Goldsmiths Hall, for Payment thereof, accordingly.