House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 12 September 1649

Pages 293-294

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, 12 Septembris, 1649.


Court of Wards.

ORDERED, That Mr. Blagrave make Report touching the Officers of the Court of Wards, on This-day-fortnight, the first Business.

Hawkings' Accompts.

Ordered, That the Commissioners, Trustees, and Treasurers, appointed by Ordinance of the Fifth of June 1648, intituled, "An additional Ordinance of the Lords and Commons, assembled in Parliament, for the Explaining and Inlarging of an Ordinance, made by the said Lords and Commons the Thirteenth Day of January 1647, for raising Fifty thousand Pounds for the speedy Relief of Ireland, and reducing the Rebels there," be authorized and required to pass and allow of the Accompts of William Hawkings, Commissary General of the Victual in Ireland, stated by the Persons authorized for that Purpose, and allow of the same for what is due to him since the Making of the said Ordinance; and to give allowance thereof, in such Sort, as by the said Act they are enabled and impowered to do, for what was due before, or at, the Making of the said Ordinance.

Ale and Beer.

Mr. Garland reports Amendments to an Act prohibiting to brew, for Sale, any Ale or Beer above Ten Shillings the Barrel, besides the Excise: Which Amendments, being twice read, and some Alterations made at the Table, were, upon the Question, agreed.

And the Question being put, That the said Act be ingrossed;

It passed with the Negative.

And the Act, so amended, was, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be printed and published.

Army Accompts.

Ordered, That the Commissioners of the County of Lincolne be authorized and required to state the Accompt of the Officers and Soldiers of the Regiment late Colonel Rossiter's, and now Colonel Twisleton's, for their Service done, as well before their Admission into the new Model, as since, according to the Ordinance of the Twenty-fourth of December 1647, and the Method therein prescribed: And that they certify the same to the Committee at Worcester House: Who are to examine and allow the same, according to the Rules to them given; and to give Debentures accordingly.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners for Accompts, at Worcester House, to take the Accompts of Major Gamaliel Purefoy; and to state the same, according to the Rules to them given; and to give Debentures accordingly.

Pickering's Accompts.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners for Accompts, at Worcester House, to take the Accompts of Colonel John Pickering, deceased; and to state the same, according to the Rules to them given; and to give Debentures accordingly.

Browne's Claims.

Mr. Salway reports from the Committee, an Act for satisfying John Browne Esquire the Sum of Three thousand Pounds, out of the Sequestrations of Henry Farmer Esquire, Sir George Winter Knight, and Part of the Estate of the Earl of Newcastle.

Which was this Day read the First time.

And the Question being put, That the Act be now read the Second time;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Mr. Robinson, Tellers for the Noes: 20.
Mr. Marten, With the Noes,
Mr. Challener, Tellers for the Yeas: 17.
Colonel Fielder, With the Yeas,

So it passed with the Negative.


Ordered, That Colonel Thompson do make Report from the Navy on Friday next.

Sir T. Jervois, &c.

Ordered, That Mr. Garland do report the Amendments to the Acts for Sir Thomas Jervois, and Mr. Wallop; To-morrow, the first Business.

Petition from Norwich.

The House being informed, That there were, at the Door, some Petitioners from Norwich;

They were called in; And, being come to the Bar, they presented a Petition.

Which (after the Petitioners were withdrawn) was read; and was intituled, "the humble Petition of the Mayor, Sheriff, Alderman, and Common Council of the City of Norwich."

Riot at Norwich.

Mr. Garland reports from the Committee, concerning the Riot at Norwich, as followeth; viz.

A Report from the Committee of Complaints, of the Riot at Norwich, upon the Two-and-twentieth, Three-and-twentieth, and Four-and-twentieth of April, 1648. The Eighteenth of April 1648, one of the Sheriffs and Aldermen, and divers Citizens, of the City of Norwich presented their Petition to this House; therein, amongst, other Things, complaining, that Mr. John Utting, their then present Mayor, had combined with divers Malignants, to elect unduly some Persons in the Place of Aldermen, contrary to their Oaths, and Orders and Ordinances of this Parliament; as also, by his Authority, countenancing malignant and sequestred Ministers publickly to preach in the said City, to the great endangering the Peace thereof: Whereupon the said Petition was referred to the Committee of Complaints; and the said Mr. Utting, the then present Mayor, was sent for in safe Custody: And thereupon a Messenger was sent for him accordingly; who repairing to him, told him his Errand: Whereupon the said Mr. Utting, the then Mayor, and Mr. Tooley, caused the Town Clerk to draw a Petition for his Staying; which, being dispersed up and down the City for Hands, and read in the Church, caused great Concourse of People; so that One thousand of the Rioters broke into the Sheriff's House, and got Arms: Which the Mayor knowing of, was negligent to appease them; and refused to let a Troop of Horse be sent for to suppress them; but caused the Gates to be shut, that they might not come in: But one being killed in the City, the Troopers were let in; who, firing upon the Rioters, and they upon the Troopers, by Casualty the Committee House was blown up, and about Forty Persons slain; and Damage thereby done to the Value of Twenty thousand Pounds at the least.

Mr. Tooley was a great Countenancer of the said Mr. Utting, and the Rioters; and got Mr. Utting Thirty Pounds of the City's Stock to be lent him, upon his coming up to London; which the City refusing to allow, he and one Mr. Blomfield detained Three hundred Pounds of the City's Money in their Hands.

There have been Eight executed for this Riot.

And that this Committee are of Opinion the said Mr. Utting, the then Mayor, and the said Mr. Tooley, are Grand Delinquents, by the promoting, abetting, and contriving the Petition, whereby the said Riot happened.

Resolved, &c. That Mr. Tooley and Mr. John Utting be Delinquents within the Ordinance of Sequestration.

Ordered, That the said Mr. Tooley, and Mr. John Utting be sent for, by the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, as Delinquents.