House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 18 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 Mercurii, 18 Octobris, 1648.


Surry Sequestration.

SIR Richard Onslowe reports from the Committee, the Amendments returned by the Lords to the Ordinance for disposing the new Sequestrations in the County of Surry for the Maintenance of a Troop of Horse raised in the said County: The which were read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.

Defaulters Fines restored.

Resolved, &c. That Mr. William Wray have the Twenty Pounds deposited by him, by reason of his Absence at the last Call, restored unto him; the House being satisfied with his Excuse.

Resolved, &c. That the House doth admit of the Excuse made by Mr. Esay Thomas, for his Absence upon the last Call: And that the Twenty Pounds deposited by him be restored unto him.

Business postponed.

Ordered, That the several Matters appointed to be considered, upon several Days before the Resolution for Adjournment, be continued, and considered upon those Days formerly appointed.

Seizure of Horses.

Ordered, That the Ordinance for the Public Faith to be given to such Persons well affected to the Parliament, whose Horses have been seized for the Defence of the Parliament, for so much Money as they shall be valued at, with Interest, after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Centum, be read To-morrow Morning.


A Letter from the General, from St. Albans, of 16 Octobris 1648, was this Day read.

The humble Petition of the Officers and Soldiers of Colonel Fleetwood's Regiment, directed to the General from St. Albans, was this Day read.

The humble Petition of the Officers and Soldiers of Colonel Fleetwood's Regiment, directed to the honourable House of Commons, was this Day read; complaining of the Burden of Free Quarter, which the Country is oppressed with, by reason that the Army is not paid; and proposing and desiring Remedies for it.

Resolved, &c. That all the Arrears of the Assessments for the Army in the City of London, and several Counties of the Kingdom, be paid and brought in by the First of November next.

Reformado Officers.

Resolved, &c. That the House be turned into a Grand Committee To-morrow Morning till Eleven of Clock, upon the Ordinance touching the Reformadoes: And that at Eleven of Clock Mr. Speaker do take the Chair: And that the Reports from Derby House, concerning the Supernumeraries, be then made.


Ordered, That, on Friday Morning next, the Matter now in Debate, concerning the Army, be taken up: And that all the former Votes and Proceedings touching the disbanding some Part of the Army be prepared, and had then in Readiness.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Vachell have Leave to go into the Country.

Person committed.

Ordered, That Sir Charles Chemys be committed to safe Custody: And that the Serjeant at Arms attending this House do take him into his Custody accordingly.


Whereas, by former Order, it was referred to the Committee at Darby House, to consider of the Disbanding of the Supernumeraries in the several Counties: It is Ordered, That Lancashire be added to the said Order: And the Gentlemen of this House, that serve for that County, may attend the said Committee about the Disbanding of the Supernumeraries of that County.

Mildmay's Composition.

The humble Petition of Sir Humphry Mildmay Knight, was this Day read.

Whereas Sir Humphry Mildmay was admitted to his Composition, for his Delinquency, at the Fine of One thousand Eight hundred Forty Pounds; whereof he paid the Sum of Five hundred Pounds, to supply the Holy Island; and hath since, at several times, paid the Sum of Seven hundred Seventy-five Pounds more, other Part of the said Fine: It is Ordered, That the Residue of the said Fine be, and is hereby, remitted and discharged: And the said Sir Humphry Mildmay, his Executors and Administrators, are hereby absolutely freed and discharged from Payment thereof, and every Part and Parcel thereof: And the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall are to take Notice hereof; and to bring in an Ordinance, in usual Form, for Discharge of his Sequestration, and Pardon of his Delinquency.

Hidden Treasure.

Whereas, upon Information given of Treasure hidden in and about the House of Calcott Chambre Esquire, in Lambeth, * * * * have digged in and about the said House, and made search for the same: It is Ordered, That the Committee at Haberdashers Hall do take care, that the said Searchers be satisfied for their Pains taken therein. And it is further referred to the said Committee, to take care that no Damage be done to the House of the said Calcott Chambre by the said Search.

Message from Lords.

A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Aylett, and Mr. Hakewill;

The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you a Letter, to be signed by the Speakers of both Houses, and sent to the Commissioners in the Isle of Wight; wherein they desire the Concurrence of this House; and to put this House in mind of an Ordinance concerning Mr. Charnock, formerly sent from the Lords.

Treaty with the King.

The Question being put, to agree with the Lords, That the Letter, sent by the Lords, be signed by the Speakers of both Houses; and be sent to the Commissioners in the Isle of Wight;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir John Curson, Tellers for the Yeas: 41.
Sir Martin Lumley, With the Yeas,
Mr. Holland, Tellers for the Noes: 24.
Mr. Salwey. With the Noes,

So the Question passed with the Affirmative.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords, That the Letter, sent from the Lords, be signed by the Speakers of both Houses; and sent to the Commissioners, to the Isle of Wight;

Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House doth agree with the Lords, That the Letter sent from the Lords, be signed by the Speakers of both Houses; and sent to the Commissioners in the Isle of Wight, as is desired.

Birch's Arrears.

Whereas, upon the Twenty-ninth of March 1647, there was charged upon the Receipt at Goldsmiths Hall, in Course, the Sum of Six thousand Seven hundred and Forty Pounds, to be paid unto the Committee for the County of Hereford, towards the Satisfying of Two Months Pay of Arrears, and a Month's Advance, for the speedy Dispatch of the Horse and Foot under the Command of Colonel John Birch into Ireland; which Forces went not for that Service as was intended, and did therefore only receive from the said Committee Two Months Pay of Arrears: It is therefore Ordered, by the Commons, assembled in Parliament, That out of the Six thousand Seven hundred and Forty Pounds, charged as aforesaid, intended for that Service, the Treasurers at Goldsmiths Hall do pay to Colonel John Birch, or his Assignees, the Sum of Seven hundred and Fifty Pounds, Part of the Six thousand Seven hundred and Forty Pounds, in Part of his Arrears due for the Service of the Parliament, certified by the Committee for the Accompts of the whole Kingdom, and approved of by this House: Whose Receipt shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the Treasurers at Goldsmiths Hall, for the said Sum, when, in Course, it shall become payable. And it is further Ordered, That Eight hundred Pounds more be paid to the said Colonel Birch, or his Assigns, in Part of his Arrears, stated and approved as aforesaid, out of the Sequestration of the Estate of Sir Edward Morgan, of the County of Monmouth, a Papist, in Arms: And the Committee for Sequestrations of the said County of Monmouth, and their Treasurers, are required to make Payment thereof to the said Colonel, or his Assigns, accordingly: And his or their Acquittance, for the Receipt thereof, shall be to the said Committee, and their Treasurers, a sufficient Warrant and Discharge.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.