Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 6, 1648-1651. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Wednesday, the 25th of June, 1651.
Insurrection in Wales.
MR. Scott reports from the Council of State, What Letters of Intelligence hath been received from South Wales, concerning the Insurrection lately there; viz. A Letter from Row. Dawkins, and a Letter from Colonel Philip Jones, from Swansey, June the Nineteenth 1651.
Which were this Day read.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That Philip Jermyn, one of the Justices of the Upper Bench, Major General Harrison, Sir Wm. Constable, William Littleton Esquire, Henry Harbert Esquire, Colonel Philip Jones, Thomas Wogan Esquire, Michaell Oldsworth Esquire, Nicholas Lechmere Esquire, Luke Hodges Esquire, Richard Aldworth Esquire, Humfrey Edwards Esquire, Humfrey Mackworth Esquire, Thomas Mitton Esquire, John Eltonhead Serjeant at Law, * Clerke Serjeant at Law, John Norbury Esquire, Bussey Mansell Esquire, Edward Pritchard Esquire, Sylvanus Taylor, John Price, Rowland Dawkins, James Phillips, Wroth Rogers, Sampson Lort, John Nicholas, Edward Herbert, John Williams, Thomas Watkins, John Gawler Esquire, Jenkin Franklen, Henry Morgan, Francis Blethin Rice Williams, John Herbert, William Botterell, and John James, be added to the High Court of Justice: And be impowered and authorized to act, and put in Execution the several Powers and Authorities contained in the several Acts of Parliament impowering the said High Court.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, at such Times as they shall see sit, upon the Informations they have or shall receive touching the late Rebellion in Cardigan, to give Direction for such of the Persons named to be Commissioners of the High Court of Justice, to go into those Parts: and to put in Execution the Powers and Authorities in the said Act, in reference to the Persons in this Rebellion; and to give Order therein, as they shall find sit.
Ordered, That the House do take the Business for Ireland into Consideration To-morrow Morning, the first Business, according to former Order.
Proceedings against Lord Howard, &c.
The House this Day resumed the Debate upon the Report made touching Edward Lord Howard.
Resolved, That the Particulars of the Proof of Compton's Charge be read.
The Particulars of Compton's Charge were read accordingly; together with the Examinations of Mr. Compton, and the Copy of the Letter therein mentioned; the Examination of the Lord Lumley; and of the Lord Lumley and Mr. Compton the Second time; and Thomas Bayles Esquire: And the House proceeded with the Debate on the whole Charge.
Resolved, That, upon Consideration of the several Charges against Edward Lord Howard, of Escreek, and the Proofs reported, and his Answer and Defence thereupon; the Parliament doth, upon the whole Matter, declare and adjudge, That the said Edward Lord Howard is guilty of Bribery.
Resolved, That Edward Lord Howard, of Escreek, be discharged from being a Member of this Parliament, and for ever disabled to sit in any Parliament; and from bearing any Office, or Place of Trust, in this Commonwealth; and be fined Ten thousand Pounds: And that he be committed to the Tower during the Pleasure of Parliament.
Resolved, That Edward Lord Howard, of Escreek, do attend at the Bar of this House; and, upon his Knee, there receive this Judgment.
The Question being propounded, That the Parliament doth adjudge and declare, That Wendy Oxford is guilty of Perjury, and Subornation of Perjury;
And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;
It passed with the Affirmative.
And the main Question being put;
It was Resolved, That the Parliament doth adjudge and declare, That Wendy Oxford is guilty of Perjury, and Subornation of Perjury.
Resolved, That the said Wendy Oxford be fined Five hundred Pounds.
Resolved, That the said Wendy Oxford be adjudged to stand in the Pillory in the New Palace-yard in Westminster, and at the Exchange, London.
Resolved, That the said Wendy Oxford be imprisoned in Newgate for Three Months.
Resolved, That the said Wendy Oxford be, from and after the End of the said Three Months, banished this Commonwealth, and not to return upon Pain of Death.
Resolved, That the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex be required to see this Judgment executed on the said Wendy Oxford: And that he be set on the Pillory in one of the Places aforesaid upon some Friday, and in the other upon a Saturday.
Resolved, That the said Wendy Oxford be forthwith apprehended by the Serjeant at Arms attending this House.
Resolved, That Mrs. Murrey do pay the Sum of Two hundred Pounds, which she received of Mr. Compton, to such Use as the Parliament shall appoint; and stand committed until the pay the same.
Resolved, That Mrs. Whorwood do pay the Sum of Six hundred Pounds, by her received for procuring the Order for Sir Robert Banister's Discharge, to such Use as the Parliament shall appoint: And that the stand committed until the pay the same.
Resolved, That the said several Sums be paid to the Treasurers for sick and maimed Soldiers; and that the same do go, and be employed, to and for the Use of the said sick and maimed Soldiers.