Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Monday, the 28th of February, 1658.
Proceedings against Lilborne.
COLONEL Bennett reports from the Committee to whom the Petition of Mrt. Elizabeth Lilborne, Widow, late Wife of Mr. John Lilborne, deceased, was referred, The Proceedings of the late Parliament in January 1651, concerning Lieutenant-Colonel John Lilborne, deceased, entered in the Journal-Book of that Parliament: Which were read.
He further reported, That the Two-and-twentieth of January 1658, it was ordered by the Council, That his Highness, in respect of Mrs. Lilborne's Poverty, would, by his Pardon under the Great Seal, discharge the Fine of Three thousand Pounds imposed on Lieutenant-Colonel Lilborne, payable to his Highness and the Commonwealth: That Sir Arthur Hesilrige had, by Deed under his Hand and Seal, released the Two thousand Pounds given to him: That Mr. Squib, by like Writing under his Hand and Seal, had released the Fine set to be paid to him: That Mr. Molyns had referred himself to the Award of Colonel Okey and Colonel Bennett, as to the Fine set to be paid to him: And that Mrs. Lilborne had likewise submitted to and undertaken to perform their Award; and also to deliver such Papers to Colonel Bennett, as she had in her Custody, relating to the Matters for which the Fines were imposed, to be burnt, without keeping any Copies of them: That Mr. Winslowe, to whom a Fine was likewise set to be paid, wassithence dead at Jamaica, without any Heir, Executor, or Administrator, in England; and that neither himself in his Life-time, or any other sithence his Death, had ever made any Demand of it: That Mr. James Russell to whom a Fine was also set to be paid was likewise dead; and that the Fine set to be paid to him, was never demanded, either in his Life-time, or sithence his Death: That Mrs. Russell, his Widow, had Notice to attend the Committee; but neglected to do it, as not intending to have any Benefit by that Fine.
He reported also, The Opinion of the said Committee, That a Bill should be brought in and offered to the House, to repeal the Act of Thirtieth of January 1651, concerning Mr. Lilborne.
Resolved, &c. That a Bill be brought in, For annulling the Sentence and Proceedings had in this House against Lieutenant-Colonel John Lilborne.
Mr. Knightly, Sir William Wheeller, Col. Birch, Mr. Cary Raliegh, Mr. Swinfen, Sir Anth. Ashley Cooper, Sir Walter Earle, Sir John Copplestone, Mr. Edward Turnor, are appointed to be a Committee: And they, or any Four or more of them, are to peruse the Journal-Book of the House, on every Saturday, weekly or oftener: And to inform the House, if there shall be Cause, concerning the Entries of the Orders and Proceedings of this House, whether the same be duly made, and kept, or not.
Respecting another House.
According to the Order made on Saturday last, the House took into Debate the Bounds and Powers of another House.
Resolved, &c. That this Debate be adjourned till Tomorrow Morning, at Eight of the Clock.
Leave of Absence.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Hunt, one of the Members of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country for Ten Days.