House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 1 November 1648

Pages 66-67

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, 1 Novembris, 1648.


Master of Armoury.

ORDERED, That his Majesty's Solicitor General do prepare a Patent, in usual Form, containing the Grant of the Place or Office of Master of the Armoury in the Tower and Greenwich, to Anthony Nicholl Esquire, to have and hold the said Place, with all Profits and Advantages thereunto of Right belonging to him the said Anthony Nicholl, during Life, in as large and ample Manner, as any other Person, his Predecessor, formerly held and enjoyed the same: And the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England are hereby authorized and required to pass the said Grant, so prepared, under the said Great Seal, accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Essex Sequestrations.

An Ordinance for sequestring the Estates of new Delinquents, in the County of Essex, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Sir Wm. Massam, Colonel Copley, Mr. Lane, Mr. Holland, Mr. Nicholas, Mr. Bois, Mr. Dodderidge, Mr. Gurdon, Sir Martin Lumley, Sir John Maynard, Mr. Waller, Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Nath. Stephens, Mr. Scawen, Sir Wm. Lewis, Mr. Priestley, Mr. Hoyle, Mr. Bond, Colonel Thompson, Colonel Massey, Sir Walter Erle, Mr. Blake, Sir Martin Lister, Colonel Whight, Mr. * Ashe, Mr. * Corbett, Mr. * Bacon, Mr. Clive, Mr. Glemham, Colonel Moore, Mr. Sayer, Sir Henry Mildmay, Colonel Rigby;

This Committee are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber. And

It is Ordered, That the same be reported between Ten and Twelve of Clock: And, at the same time, the Free Quarter, demanded by the County, and the Assessments of the said County, be taken into Consideration.

Ly. Fairefax.

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

The Lords have commanded us to bring unto you an Ordinance concerning the Lady Viscountess Fairefax; which hath passed their House: And they desire the Concurrence of this House therein.

Ordered, That, on Monday Morning next, the Ordinance touching the Lady Viscountess Fairefax be read.

Ld. Hereford.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page;

The Lords have commanded us to put you in mind of a Petition of the Lord Viscount Hereford, which they formerly sent and recommended unto you; in regard of his great Worth, and Losses which he hath suffered for his Constancy to the Parliament: Which they desire you take into speedy Consideration.

Ordered, That, on Monday, the Petition of the Lord Viscount Hereford be taken into Consideration, next after the Ordinance concerning the Lady Viscountess Fairefax.

Answer returned by the same Messengers; That the House hath considered their Lordships Message; and have taken a short Time to take it into Consideration; and will send Answer thereunto by Messengers of their own.

Answer to Lords.

Answer returned to the Second Message, by the same Messengers; That the House has considered of their Lordships Message; and will speedily take the same into Consideration; and will send Answer thereunto by Messengers of their own.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Alderman Hoyle, a Member of this House, have Leave to go into the Country.

Dr. Bastwicke.

Ordered, That Mr. Holland, Mr. Cawley, Mr. Nath. Bacon, Mr. Francis Bacon, Colonel Ludlow, and Mr. Smith, be added to the Committee to the which Dr. Bastwick's Ordinance is committed.

Treaty with the King.

Sir John Maynard is appointed to go to the Lords, to carry to them the Votes passed upon his Majesty's Answer to the Proposition concerning Delinquents: The Order for an Instruction to the Commissioners in the Isle of Wight, to present the Catechisms to the King, for his Approbation.

Sir John Maynard brings Answer, That the Lords will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

According to the Order Yesterday made,

Resolved, &c. That his Majesty's Answer, contained in a Paper, of 11 Octobris 1648, to the Proposition delivered, by the Commissioners, in a Paper, of 9 Octobris 1648, concerning Ireland, is satisfactory.

The Question being put, That the King's Answer to the Proposition concerning the Payment of publick Debts, &c. is satisfactory;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Mr. Bond, Tellers for the Noe: 55.
Mr. Brooke, With the Noe,
Sir Walter Erle, Tellers for the Yea: 82.
Sir John Clotworthy, With the Yea,

So that the Question passed with the Affirmative.

Resolved, &c. That the King's Answer to the Proposition concerning the Payment of publick Debts, &c. is satisfactory.

Ordered, That the House do proceed in this Business concerning the Treaty and the Propositions, To-morrow Morning at Eight of Clock, the first Business; and nothing to intervene: And that Mr. Speaker do put the House in mind hereof.