Volume G 248: November 1649

Calendar, Committee For Compounding: Part 1. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1889.

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'Volume G 248: November 1649', in Calendar, Committee For Compounding: Part 1, (London, 1889) pp. 161-163. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/compounding-committee/pt1/pp161-163 [accessed 22 April 2024]


November 1649

Nov. 2. Order in Parliament that Sir Thos. Wroth, H. Nevill, Sir Mich. Livesey, Thos. Challoner, and Cols. Wren and Birch be added to the Committee at Goldsmiths' Hall.
Also that the said committee adjourn to the rooms where the House of Lords were, and sit there. [G 9, p. 5.]
Nov. 5. Report of the Committee for Compounding on the order of Parliament of 2 Nov., that for the first 3 months there can be no abatement of the asses-ment of 90,000l. a month, as 110,917l. more than the 90,000l. is needed, there being 3 weeks between the 10th and 25th Dec., when the first 3 months' taxes begin, which will need 76,183l., and 37,734l. is needed for the 3 months.
For the second 3 months, if the assessments are reduced to 60,000l. a month, 124,734l extra will be needed, making a total of 268,301l. To meet this, there is due 369,772l. 9s. 4d. But the collecting of it is uncertain, and there is a charge of 61,580l. on it, beside the charges of the Council of State and army.
The committee can propose no probable way of supply but by remodelling the Excise, clearing it of charges, and reserving the 200,000l. growing due next August. Also by the surplusage of 130,000l. from Dean and Chapters' lands, by the sale of estates of Papists in arms, and by keeping the receipts free from anticipations. [G 9, pp. 4, 5.]
Nov. 5. 89–91. Drafts of the above, and other notes thereon. [3 papers.]
Nov. 7. 92. Order in Parliament that the Committee at Goldsmiths' Hall proceed according to former directions, give in an account thereof to the House next Tuesday, and prepare the Act directed, as also what they further think fit, for effectually putting in execution the votes and resolutions of the House. [½ page; also G 9, p. 5.]
Nov. 9. 93. Order in Parliament that the Committee for Compounding provide chairs, stools, &c., to make the late House of Lords and other rooms adjoining convenient for them. [½ page; also G 9, p. 5.]
Nov. 9. Committee for Compounding to the Council of State. We beg a supply from the wardrobe for the furniture of the said rooms, and our treasurer will wait your orders. [G 9, p. 5.]
Nov. 10.
94. Edw. Williams, sequestration solicitor for co. Brecon, to the Committee for Compounding. I did not receive your order of 13 Aug., for receiving and paying in the rents and arrears of sequestered delinquents by the 10 of Sept., till 20 Oct. I sent to demand the same; and being on my journey to attend you thereon, on 2 Nov., William and Thos. Powell, and other ill-affected persons, dangerously wounded me, and I yet lie in peril of my life. [1 page.]
Nov. 11.
Wm. Strickland to the Committee for Compounding. You intended a favour to Bridlington, a port and market town; let me inform you of its said condition. Although you granted Burton Agnes rectory, sequestered from Sir Henry Griffith, to Leeds, fifty miles from it, yet in May or June last,—on learning that Bridlington was but four miles distant, and, by order of the Committee for Plundered Ministers, had an augmentation of 50l. a year, its minister having 18l. a year at most, and three villages dependent on it,—you revoked your order for Leeds, granted 100l. a year to Bridlington, 50l. a year to Kilham, and 50l. to Hedon, and forbade Sir Thomas Widdrington and Mr. Bosvile, feoffees for Leeds, to levy the money.
Bridlington is nevertheless deserted by its minister, and the lecturer, who still conscientiously preaches, has received no allowance for the last year. Mr. Grimston, a parishioner, attends you. Please send by him the effect of your good intentions, that the gospel may not be removed from this place, "where of late it hath had soe good Successe, both for advancing of the honour of God and alsoe for knitting the hearts of all good Christians to the Parliament, whose prayers wilbe for you att this distance, and within a short time, by God's permission, you shall receive a personall acknowledgment thereof." [G 70, p. 819.]
Nov. 12. Order that the room at the south end of the late Lords' House be appointed for the constant sitting of the Committee for Compounding, but that they sit in the Lords' House till it be furnished.
That Parliament be requested to empower the Council of State to furnish the House with hangings, &c.
That all former sequestrators cease to act, and that three Commissioners for Sequestration be appointed for each county, and three for each riding of York.
That these Commissioners have power to let for three years estates of delinquents not compounded for, and copyhold estates according to the custom of the manor. [G 9, p. 6.]
Nov. 16. Order in Parliament that Colonel Harrison and Mr. Herbert consider how the arrears due to Colonel [Thos.] Horton may be paid to his son, and report. [G 1, p. 235.]
Nov. 16. Order in the Committee at Goldsmiths' Hall that—as Rich. Waring and Mich. Herring, appointed treasurers by the first ordinance of Parliament to the Committee at Goldsmiths' Hall for the Scottish Affairs, are ready to give in their accounts for receipts and disbursements, by order of Parliament, and of the Committee for Scottish Affairs, but they 'find many of the orders short and imperfect;—Sir David Watkins, Sam. Moyer, and Mr. Leech examine and rectify them, that they may be confirmed and allowed, and the accounts perfected. [G 2, p. 85.]
Nov. 20. Order of the Committee for Compounding that this committee sit henceforth on Tuesdays and Thursdays for compositions, and on other days for dispatch of business referred to them by the House.
Order on the Parliament order of 7 May 1649 for Liverpool, presented by Col. Thos. Birch, that as soon as the sequestrators for estates of delinquents and Papists in arms are settled, a course will be considered for reparation for the inhabitants. [G 9, p. 8.]
Nov. 21. Petition of James Rumsey, solicitor and agent for sequestrations in cos. Carmarthen, Pembroke, and Cardigan, to the Committee for Compounding. Several persons of great fortune living in England have estates in South Wales, which they enter on without compounding for them, by virtue of the Act for clearing the delinquency of the malignants in South Wales. Begs directions whether to permit this, or to continue the sequestration till they compound. With order for letters to the Committees for South Wales, that no delinquent is to be discharged from sequestration for any other estate than what he has compounded for. [G 114, pp. 1009, 1011.]
Nov. 21. 95. Order of the Committee for Compounding on a Parliament order of 15 Nov. 1649,—recommitting to them the reports on Sanderson's and Potter's lists, to state the facts, and consider what should be done;—that Mr. Trenchard report the state of the accounts of Sanderson and Potter's lists, viz.:—
That on Wilcox, Potter, and Sanderson's lists, 42,000l. was ordered to be paid by the Sequestration Commissioners at Guildhall. That 16,900l. has been paid, but there remains 7,6701. due to Sanderson, 14,570l. to Potter, and 2,860l. to Wilcox.
That this committee thought 11,600l. from Weavers' Hall,—being an engagement on this Treasury not disposed of,—might go towards the arrears; but Parliament has since ordered the l,000l and all the profits of sequestrations which were formerly assigned to this use, to go towards the abatement of the monthly taxes; therefore this committee cannot propose any way for payment, but must leave it to the House. [Also G 9, p. 9.]
Nov. 21.
Goldsmiths' Hall
96. The treasurers at Goldsmiths' Hall to the Committee for Compounding. We have brought in our accounts according to the late Act, but on account of their largeness, we beg further time. As we have no moneys in our hands, the State would not be prejudiced thereby. Before 3 months, most of the delinquents' fines will be fully paid, and so our accounts will be the more clear and perfect. If we can do it sooner, we will. [2/3 page.]
Nov. 22. 97. Order of the Committee for Compounding. By Parliament order of 10 May last, the reduced officers of co. Dorset are to present a list of persons in the county sequestrable, but not sequestered, which they have done, asking leave to prove their charges, and the list was sent to the county committee. We now authorise James Baker and 3 others to examine the books of the committee, and transcribe all proceedings against the persons in the list, with the judgments, and to take examinations on any new charge of delinquency against any of them. [1 page; G 9, p. 10.]
Nov. 22. 98, 99. Drafts of the above order, with differences, and naming John Browne and others differing from the above, as Examining Commissioners. [2 copies.]
Nov. 22. Order of the Committee for Compounding, that the Act of 9 April last, inflicting a penalty of ¼ more, with interest, on all who have made default in payment of their fines, be speedily executed, and that the clerk add this sum to the fines yet unpaid. [G 9, p. 10.]
Nov. 22. Committee for Compounding to the Commissioners for South Wales. Divers delinquents who have compounded in England evade composition for their estates in South Wales, on pretence of being cleared by the Act of South Wales, though they never lived there. No one should pretend to any benefit of the Act for any other estate than what they have compounded for, and no estate is to be discharged, without special order from this committee. [G 9, p. 10.]
Nov. 27. Order of the Committee for Compounding that this committee dispatch all reports of fines, whether ordinary or special, before any other business; and that the cases on review be then stated.
That Mr. Trenchard report the Act for settling sequestrations. [G 9, p. 11.]
Like order, adding to the former order touching the officers of Dorsetshire, 5 more commissioners. [G 6, p. 241.]
[Nov. 27.] 100. List of the said commissioners, viz.: James Baker, Robert Metyard, Christopher Weare, John Vincent, James Mew, James Dewy, John Trottle, Edmond Kennell, and Edward Cheek.