Cases before the Committee: June 1644

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June 1644

Edw. Brookes, Liversedge and Broadcarr, Co. York.

1 June 1644. Vol. A No. or p.
C. 202 510
P.E. 202 511
P.R. 4 94
C. 202 502
505
R. 202 499
Being a prisoner in the Perforce, petitions Sir Wm. Constable, Bart., Colonel-General of the East Riding, and Governor of Kingston-upon-Hull, for release. When on an errand for his mistress, Ann Kaye of Woodsom, widow of John Kaye, was taken prisoner by Capt. Brearey as a spy, but is ready to take the sacrament that he is innocent from any such matter. Has lain 16 weeks in prison. Is ready to take the National Covenant. With note of an order for his release, on taking the National Covenant, and laying in sufficient security for his appearance within ten days after summons. 202 508
19 May 1647. Compounds for delinquency in adhering to the King's forces. Took the National Covenant before the County Committee at Kingston-on-Hull, 1 June 1646. 202 504
27 May. Fine at 1/10, 46l. 4 96

John Freeman, Chelmsford, Essex.

3 June 1644. Vol. A No. or p.
P.E. 85 605
D. 85 609
Petitions the Committee for reception of those that render themselves on the Declaration of both kingdoms. Begs discharge of sequestration. In March [1643], to avoid the troubles of the times, went into county Berks, thence in June to Sir John Tirrell, at Malmsbury, Wilts; thence soon after to Clifton, near Bristol, to drink the waters; thence returned by Oxford in November last. During his absence, was never in arms for the King, nor a contributor to his forces, but caused his 20th part and all other Parliament assessments to be duly paid. Is ready to take the Covenant. Note of fine proposed, 100l. 223 660
662
3 June? 1644. Like petition to the House of Commons, having taken the Covenant. 85 608
27 July. Ash reports to the House of Commons that the Commissioners for Compounding propose a fine of 500l., it appearing that he sent horses and supplies to the King, and has 225l. 13s. 4d. a year. 2 5
30 July. The Commissioners for Compounding to summon and agree with him touching the fine. Summoned accordingly. 2 8
3 March 1645. The Committee for Compounding report that they cannot hear of payment of his fine of 500l., and fear his escape. Sequestration ordered, or the estate to be sold. 173
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2
161
67
57
P.E. 85 600
L.C.C. 85 601
602
C. 85 595
603
REP. 85 593
1645? Helena, his widow, for Richard and the other children of her husband, petitions that in March 1643, her husband, being very sick, was sent by his physicians to Bath, and soon after, on the ordinance for sequestering Papists and delinquents, his estate was sequestered because he had left home. She could not give him timely notice to return home, according to the Declaration of Parliament, but he came in and took the Covenant, and died last August; begs to compound for his estate — Noted "A letter to be sent to Chelmsford to certify." 85 597
16 Sept. 1647. Helena, now wife of Sir. Art. Jenny, petitions the House of Commons to compound for her jointure. Her first husband died 6 Aug. 1645. 209 437
16 September. Referred to the Committee at Goldsmiths' Hall 209 435
P.E. 209 436
P.R. 5 40
R. 209 431
1 Jan. 1649. Rich. Freeman, brother of John, and guardian of Richard, his son and heir, begs the Committee for Compounding to accept the profits received from the estate in lieu of the fine on his brother, who was the second man that came in on the Declaration of both kingdoms in 1643, but died before his fine could be raised. There remains but a tenement worth 16l. a year, and a lease of 27l. a year, for which he could not compound before, because of suits then pending now determined. The fine has been received almost twice from the profits of the lands sequestered. 209 435
22 March. Fine at 1/6, 108l. 15s. 5 79
P.E. 209 433
R. 209 427
20 April 1649. Lady Jenny begs to compound for a farm given her by her husband, John Freeman, as augmentation of her jointure, but still sequestered. With note of reference to the sub-committee. 209 430
25 May. The fine formerly set on Freeman to stand 6 69
27 June. Fine on Lady Jenny at 1/6, 76l. 6 124

John Le Hunt, Little Bradley, Suffolk.

Vol. A No. or p.
C. 223 713
717
3 June 1644. Petitions the House of Commons to be admitted to the favour of the Declaration of both kingdoms. Never acted against Parliament, but only lived at Oxford. Has long endeavoured to submit, as is shown by his taking the National Covenant before 1 March 1644. Offers his whole estate to Parliament's free disposition, assured that he will be allowed a competent maintenance. 223 715
24 June. Fine 300l. 223 720
27 July. Ash reports that his fine should be 600l., it appearing that he has been at Oxford in service against Parliament, and has 800l. a year, charged with debts. 2 6
30 July. Committee for Compounding to summon and agree with him touching his fine. Summoned accordingly. 2 8
16 August. Proceedings stayed, on his promise to appear before the Committee for Compounding to answer touching the payment of his fine. 2 13
30 August. Ordered to pay 300l. at once, and put in security for payment of the rest. 2 19
18 May 1646. The fine being paid, pardon granted 1 115
11 June 1649. County Committee to discharge his sequestration 228 28

Wm. Le Hunt, Little Bradley, Suffolk.

Vol. A No. or p.
C. 223 691
695
3 June 1644. Petitions Parliament for the benefit of the Declaration of both kingdoms. Never acted against Parliament, but was at Oxford. Took the National Covenant before 1 March 1644. 223 694
R. 223 698 27 July. On Ash's report that his fine should be 150l., his estate being 70l. a year, the House agrees thereto. 2 6
30 July. The Committee for Compounding are to summon him, and to agree with him touching his fine. Summoned accordingly. 2 8
16 August. Proceedings stayed, on his promise to appear before the Committee for Compounding, and answer touching the payment of his fine. 2 13
30 August. Ordered to pay 50l. at once, and secure payment of the rest by Christmas. 2 20
11 June 1649. Estate discharged, he having paid the full fine 228 28

John Penning, Old Buckenham, Norfolk.

Vol. A No. or p.
R. 173 161 3 June 1644. Petition to the House of Commons. Begs benefit of the Declaration of both kingdoms. Withdrew from Oxford, and long endeavoured to submit. Immediately on his return, took the National Covenant, before 1 March 1644. Never acted against Parliament. 223 774
27 July. Ash reports that the Committee for Compounding proposed that he be fined 300l., it appearing that he has been at Oxford, and is very much disaffected to Parliament's proceedings, and that his estate is 150l. a year. 2 5
30 July. Committee for Compounding to summon him and agree with him touching his fine. Summoned accordingly. 2 8
30 August. Ordered to pay 150l. at once, and put in security for payment of the rest at Christmas. 2 20
3 March 1645. Committee for Compounding report that they cannot hear of payment of his fine, and fear his escape. 1
2
67
57
12 Feb. 1646. Order that, on paying half his fine of 300l., and securing the rest, he have a letter [of discharge]. 3 40

Edward Russell, brother of the Earl of Bedford, Woburn, Bedfordshire.

Vol. A No. or p.
C. 115 17 3 June 1644. Petitions Parliament. Is liable to their severe censure, and claims no excuse by the friends or pretences that drew him to Oxford. His repentance prevented the Declaration of Parliament inviting all that would to return, he having obtained a pass from the Lord General, 6th January, yet opportunity failed till near the end of February. 223 802
26 July. Order in Parliament that the fine be 1,000l., it appearing that he has been in the Parliament's service. 2 5
30 July. Summoned before the Committee for Compounding 2 8
7 March 1645. Being unable to pay 1,000l., and reported as likely, if 500l. is abated, to pay the rest, a moiety in hand, the rest in three or six months;—500l. abated accordingly, 250l. to be paid in hand, and he to be discharged, if the Earl of Bedford will join him in bond for payment of the other half on 1st November next. 2
173
55, 58
161
19 March. Sequestration discharged on paying or securing his fine 223 799
15 Dec. 1655. Petitions the Protector for exemption from the decimation tax. Being only 17 when the war broke out in 1643, went to Oxford to visit relatives, but returned 7 or 8 months after, and has lived peaceably since. Has married a person [the widow of Sir W m. Brooke] whose husband was slain in the Parliament's service. 228 29
Has never attended the teaching of sequestered ministers, and is free from any design against Government, yet is summoned to appear at Hickes Hall before Major-Gen. Barkstead and the Middlesex Commissioners, and give an account of his estate. With holograph reference to the speedy consideration of Council.
R. 228 31 1 Jan. 1656. Reference in Council to the committee on like petitions to inquire into his crime, and what service he has done to the State, and report. I 76
228
446
30
R. 228 33 9 January. Order in Council on report, that Barkstead inquire in a fortnight as to his affection, and that no moneys be levied on his estate for a month. 176
228
462
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13 February. Letter from the Protector and Council, on order of 1 February to Major-Gen. Barkstead for Middlesex, and MajorGen. Boteler for Bedford, ordering the discharge of his person and estate. 176 543

George Bruges, or Brydges, Lord Chandos, Sudeley Castle, Co. Gloucester, and William Brydges, of Uxbridge, Middlesex, his Brother.

6 June 1644. Vol. A No. or p.
PASS 188 131
P.E. 188 133
NOTE 2 119
C.188 97
122
O.C.C. 188 117
D.188 127
P.E. 188 123
— 125
228 34
R. 188 95
Order in the House of Lords that Lord Chandos be taken into the custody of the gentleman usher till the Lords' pleasure be known. 188 112
10 June 1644. Upon his petition, released by Parliament, provided he appear when summoned. 188
74
113
17
20 Sept. 1646. Begs to compound for delinquency in being in arms against Parliament. Rendered to the late Earl of Essex. 188 120
24 September. Pleading charges on his estate for his mother, the Countess dowager of Castlehaven, fine at ⅓, 12,440l., at 1/10, 4,976l. 1,000l. to be abated for 100l. a year allowed to the minister of Haresfield [co. Gloucester]. He is to shew the deed before the second payment. 3
188
244
95
96
100
CASE 188 103 25 Feb. 1647. Begs the Commissioners for Compounding to confirm his composition at one-tenth, there being no ground for one-third. He made it appear that he came in within a month after the Declaration of 1 March 1644. The committee acknowledged that if they were not bound up by rules, equity would discharge him from paying anything, but being obliged by rules, they concluded his fine at one-tenth on the rules for those coming in after, he not having the benefit of the said Declaration, for which he now prays. Has paid in the moiety of his fine and secured the rest. 188 105
L. 72 21 9 March. Admitted to settle such parsonages as he desires, in part of his fine, for which he is to be allowed at the rate of 10 years' purchase. 198
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1
36
R. 188 103
107
O.C. 5 70
228 35
C.P. 8 8
C. 35 33, 154
14 April 1648. If 100l. a year be not settled within a month on the church of Haresfield, his estate is to be re-sequestered. 4 198
7 May 1650. Ordered to prove that he voluntarily rendered before 1 October 1644. 8 25
9 May. On proof being shown, the fine is confirmed at one-tenth 8
74
33
19
C. 34 101, 110
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8 April 1651. His estate in cos. Middlesex, Wilts, and Gloucester to be sequestered. 14
74
71
23
30 May. Order in Parliament that the payment of 1,000l., the remainder of his fine, be respited, till the House knows his damages by making Sudeley Castle untenable, for which he is to have compensation, and counsel to state the damages. 188
1
115
217
1652 ? Form of pardon drawn 188 109
20 July. He is to have his rents on security of 5,000l. 14 189
O.C. 14 189 26 June 1655. Ordered three months' respite of sequestration, till further order given by the Commissioners for Compounding, by direction of the Protector and Council. 27 434
22 April 1651. Six horses in custory of Wm. Brydges, brother to Lord Chandos, ordered to be seized. 14 90
14 May. He pleads that though he has been in arms for Parliament to the hazard of life and loss of estate, his horses, value 200l., are seized, and begs their release. 70 681
14 May. They are to be restored if he can prove that they belong to him, and not to Lord Chandos. 14 119

George Bromley, Waterford Hall, Herts.

7 June 1644. Vol. A No. or p.
P.E. 223 589 The County Committee certify the grounds on which they have sequestered him, being a fraudulent conveyance of his estate. 223 591
22 April 1645. Fine 100l. 223 589
May ? He pleads inability to pay, the County Committee having taken his lands, worth 86l. a year, and his goods, &c., worth 600l. 223 593
12 August. Fine of 100l. accepted by the House 1
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99