Calendar, Committee For Compounding: Part 2. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1890.
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Laurence Bentall, Benthall, and James Lacon, West Coppice, Salop.
John Walker, Skinner and Alderman, Congleton, Co. Chester.
James Carrier, Helpstone, Co. Northampton.
Mich. Fawkes, Farnley, Co. York.
Sir Thomas Gower, Bart., Sen. and Jun., Stittenham, Co. York.
Ferdinando, Earl Of Huntingdon, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Co. Leicester.
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|2 Dec. 1645. Attended the House of Peers as a member a year after he lost his estate in Ireland, when, being unable to subsist in London, he retired with leave of the House to his own house at Donnington Park, where he remained during his father's life, in which time Ashby-de-la-Zouch was made a garrison.||94||669|
|Went there after his father's death, in error of judgment, and stayed a long time, but neither bore arms, nor gave money, nor joined their counsels, and refused, though often sent for, to go to Oxford. Whilst at Ashby, the County Commissioners sequestered all his estate, and allowed him nothing for himself, wife, and 7 small children but what he compounded for, and he is heavily in debt. Has lost 1,000l. a year in Ireland, 646l. in England, and cannot bring up his children.|
|Is willing to take the Covenant, and begs such a reasonable composition as the smallness of his offence, and greatness of his charge require, that he may provide for his family, and pay his debts. Noted "The Committee for Compounding are of opinion that the petitioner is within the time of the Ordinance."|
|1646 ? Note that the Leicestershire estates of Henry, late Earl, were worth, 1,808l. a year before the wars, but only 900l. to Earl Ferdinando, by reason of the war, and 300l. of this is on lease for payment of an annuity.||94||670|
|C. 32 256||2 March 1653. The Earl (fn. 1) and Lucy, his wife, petition the Committee on Articles of War that by Dublin Articles, all Protestants of Ireland, not in the Irish rebellion, were to be secured in their estates and goods there. These articles were made by commission from Parliament, and approved by Parliament, yet the Irish Committee have ordered the seizure of lands held by the Earl in right of his wife, on queries:||94||673|
|1. Whether those who assisted in the wars in England, should have their estates in Ireland freed?|
|2. Whether those should be included who lived in England during the Irish rebellion ?|
|Has always been a Protestant, was freed from sequestration or composition by the Articles of Ashby-de-la-Zouch, and by the Act of Pardon, therefore, begs leave to enjoy his estates in Ireland.|
|2 March. The Committee for Compounding are to certify whether he has done anything to forfeit the benefit of the Articles of War.||94||671|
Sir Rob. Markham, Bart., Sedgebrook, Co. Lincoln.
Rob. Mason, Hidden, Berks.
Isaac Montaigne, and George, his Son, Westow, Co. York.
John Newton, Highley, Salop.
Sir Theobald Gorges, late M.P., Ashley, Wilts.
Henry Hoskins, Beaminster, and John, his Brother, Langdon, both Co. Dorset.
Wm. Owen, Pontesbury, Salop.
Thos. Percival, Weston-in-Gordano, Somerset.
Leonard Scott, Jan., Merchant, Hull, Co. York.
Wm. Smith, Presly, Somerset.
Wm. Winter, Clapton, Somerset.
John Wrentmore, Glastonbury, Somerset.
Richard Wyche, or Weeche, Croyland, Co. Lincoln.
John Bragg, Crewkerne, Somerset.
Jas. Fawcett, Goswick, Northumberland.
John Fretchville, Staveley, Co. Derby, and Sarah, his Wife.
John Neale, Clerk of the Spicery, Stanford Rivers, Essex.
Edward Pelham, Brockelsby, Co. Lincoln.
Edw. Williamson, Ingold Mells, Co. Lincoln.
Thos. Swinburne, Butterby, Co. Durham.
John Horner, Kingston-on-Hull, Co. York, 3rd Son of Wm. Horner, of Middlesmoor, Co. York.
Sir Henry Poole, Sapperton, Co. Gloucester, Anne, his Widow, and William, his Son. (fn. 2)
Sir Rob. Thorold, Harrowby, Co. Lincoln.
Wm. Colston, Ponteland, Northumberland.
Fras. Fry, Iwerne Minster, Co. Dorset.
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L. 174 377
C. 174 371
P.E. 174 375
C.P. 3 9
R. 174 367
|12 Dec. 1645. Begs to compound for delinquency. Has taken the National Covenant and Oath.||174||370|
|27 December. Fine 220l.||174||367|
|18 Aug. 1646. Passed by the House||1||137|
John, Lord Poulett, Hinton St. George, and Sir John Poulett, Courtaweek, Co. Somerest, his Son and Heir.
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NOTE 184 769
L. 184 773
C. 184 772
P.E. 184 777
D. 184 775,
L. 184 783
R. 184 757
D. 184 767
|12 Dec. 1645. Note that Sir John appeared, had his name entered, and was examined; with letter to prove that he wished to come in before 1643.||184||
|20 December. Report that Sir John Poulett was an M.P., had license to go into the country, went to Oxford and sat in the Assembly there, but not when the vote passed that the Parlia- ment were traitors, and laboured to return and submit to Parliament; 3 years ago last September, he went into Wales, and surrendered to Sir Thos. Fairfax 15 July 1645. He has taken the Negative Oath and National Covenant.||184||759|
|24 July 1646. Ordered by Parliament to perfect his composition before 1 Aug. Next, or his estates will be sequestered.||1||183|
|5 August. Fine 9, 400l.||3||194|
|20 December. On a letter from Sir Thos. Fairfax—that he hoped that upon his earnest request to the House of Commons, Sir John Poulett's fine would have been wholly remitted; but that as that request was not granted, he desires that Sir John should not fare the worse for that letter, but be allowed the benefit of Exeter Articles, which was of right due to him, as was likewise affirmed by the Lieut.- General,— the Committee for Compound- ing order the fine to be drawn up accordingly, and presented to the House.||184||765|
|R. 184 759||December ? Fine reduced to 3,760l. 12s.||
|22 April 1647. His fine being paid or secured, his sequestration discharged, provided he sue out his pardon.||229||177|
|23 June 1648. The rents to be suspended in the tenants' hands||4||207|
|28 August. Returned as not having paid the second ½ of his fine||1||196|
|5 March 1649. Parliament remits his fine, out of respect to the Lord General.||199||723|
|10 March. Order thereon, that all commissioners and officers con- cerned are to allow him to enjoy the profits of the estate, and to leave the rents in the tenants' hands.||5||76|
|C. 199 740||30 April 1646. Sir Thomas Fairfax to the Speaker. Having settled the West, I beg the House to look upon Lord Poulett. whom I there found, not as one in the highest and last rank of offenders, but capable of mercy and composition. Not only nearness of relation to him, but confidence that he and his are resolved to conform, emboldens me to make this request, the first of its kind, the granting of which I shall ever acknowledge as an extraordinary mark of the favour and goodness of Par- liament.||199||737|
|2 May. Lord Poulett admitted to compound by order of the House of Commons, according to the wishes of the General.||199||735|
|2 May. Such composition is to be made with him that the Corporation of Lyme Regis may have reparation, in lands to remain in the said corporation for ever, for their fidelity and constancy to the liberties of the Kingdom and the Protestant religion. Col. Ceely, late governor of Lyme, to be considered for his losses.||
P.E. 199 727
R. 199 719
H. 3 185
|12 July. Lord Poulett petitions the Committee for Compounding to be admitted to compound for his estate on Exeter Articles. Acknowledges that he was in arms there for the King.||199||725|
|24 July. Ordered by Parliament to perfect his composition without delay, on pain of sequestration.||1229||
|4 August. Granted 14 days to produce his witnesses||3||192|
|H. 3 344||23 December. Not to be molested by the sale of his goods or otherwise, whilst he is prosecuting his composition.||
|NOTE 3 361||2 Jan. 1647. The County Committee ordered to abstain from felling his woods, defacing his house by pulling up the leads, tearing down the wainscot, &c.||
|O.C.C. 229 184||With note by John Ash, to Mr. Leech, "let another letter be written, and leave out the pulling down the wainscot, &c., and mention only the felling of the woods and the defacing the house, for this may exasperate the committee, &c."|
|21 January. Letter written accordingly||
H. 4 34, 40
P.E. 198 5
|6 February. Order renewed, to apply to all his woods||4||18|
|9 March 1647. Case respited till the General's letter be brought up from the clerk of the House.||
|15 March. Sir Thomas Fairfax pleads that at the treaty for the surrender of Exeter, it was much urged on his lordship's behalf that he might be capable of those Articles, but that he was, by vote of the House of Commons, a person excepted; the House was afterwards pleased to take his name out of the list of excepted persons. Asks favourable consideration for him.||199||731|
|24 March. His case having long depended, and being now referred to both Houses, he is not to be prejudiced by the delay, but the sequestration is suspended, and the rents to remain in the tenants' hands.||
|27 March. On request of his son, Sir John Poulett, allowed possession of his mansion house of Hinton St. George, unless it appear that this would prejudice the State.||4||54|
|O.P. 109 849||20 March 1648. Having settled 200l. on the corporation of Lyme, the County Committee are to suspend the sequestration.||
|27 March. Note that—the Committee for Compounding finding that Lady Ellen Drake had lost 6,000l. by the burning of her mansion house at command of Lord Poulett, (fn. 3) —Parliament ordered that Lord Poulett settle 200l. a year for ever on the Corporation of Lyme, to which he consented, and his son, Sir John also; his fine on Exeter Articles at 1/20 was 2,743l., but as member of the House of Lords at ½ 10,432l. Both fines were reported to the House, but they dismissed the case till the 200l. a year was settled on Lyme, only the rents were detained in the tenants' hands.||4||194|
|28 August. Reported as not having paid the second ½ of his fine-||1||196|
|10 October. Rents to remain in the tenants' hands till further orders.||
|1648 ? Note that the fine is to be 2,742l., besides the settlement of 200l. a year on the inhabitants of Lyme, and 1,500l. to be paid to Lady Drake.||199||740|
|24 June 1649. He writes to complain that some of his tenements are let at 1/5 of the value, the wood cut down, and the houses ruined, and begs redress.||109||801|
|25 December. On motion in behalf of the inhabitants of Lyme, complaining that the tenant put into Duntish Farm, settled on them, detains possession thereof from them, order that Lord Poulett be restored to the possession thereof, that he may deliver it to the inhabitants aforesaid.||6||