House of Commons Journal Volume 4
5 June 1646

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 4: 5 June 1646', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 4: 1644-1646 (1802), pp. 564-566. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=23711 Date accessed: 01 August 2014.


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Die Veneris, 5 Junii, 1646.

Prayers.

UPON Mr. John Stephens his Report from the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall;

It is Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Five hundred Pounds of Sir William Howard, Knight of the Bath, for a Fine, for his Delinquency; his Offence being, Residing at Oxford; and his Estate, One hundred Sixty-and-eight Pounds per Annum, in Fee.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Sir William Howard, Knight of the Bath, for his Delinquency, and for Discharge of the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Thirteen hundred Pounds of Sir Robert Thorold, of Harrowby in the County of Lincolne, Knight, for a Fine, for his Delinquency; his Offence being, for being in Arms against the Parliament; and his Estate, One thousand Eighty-three Pounds Three Shillings and Fourpence per Annum; a Lease of Sixteen Years to come, of Forty Pounds per Annum: Out of which is issuing, for Rent-charges, Annuities for Life, &c. Six hundred and Thirty Pounds per Annum: Which are allowed him.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Sir Robert Thorold, of Harrowby in the County of Lincolne, Knight, for his Delinquency, and for Discharge of the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Fine of Ninety Pounds of William Allen, of Brindley in the County of Chester, Gentleman; his Offence being, Leaving his own House, and residing in the Enemies Quarters; and his Estate, in Fee-Simple, Forty Pounds per Annum; for Life, Thirty Pounds per Annum; in old Rents, Two Pounds per Annum; in personal Estate, to the Value of Twenty Pounds: Out of which issues Three Pounds Four Shillings and Four-pence, in chief Rents; besides that the Lands are charged with the Payment of Two hundred and Fifteen Pounds: Which Deductions and Charges are allowed of.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Thirty-five Pounds of Stephen Bovill, of Brindley in the County of Chester, for a Fine, for his Delinquency: His Offence is, Being in Arms against the Parliament: His Estate, Ten Pounds Eighteen Shillings and Eight-pence per Annum, for his Life; and an Annuity of Twenty Pounds per Annum.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Eighty Pounds of Philip Prichard, of Bostock in the County of Chester, Gentleman, for a Fine, for his Delinquency; his Offence being, Contributing to the Enemy; and his Estate, One Pound Six Shillings and Eight-pence per Annum; in Fee, Forty-six Pounds Six Shillings and Eight-pence per Annum, for Two Lives; Twenty-nine Pounds per Annum, for Five Years to come; Twenty Pounds per Annum, during his Wife's Life; and, in personal Estate, to the Value of Thirty-three Pounds Six Shillings and Eight-pence: Out of which is issuing Three Pounds Five Shillings per Annum: Which is allowed of.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Philip Prichard, of Bostock in the County of Chester, Gentleman; William Allen, of Brindley in the same County, Gentleman; and unto Stephen Bovill, of the same; for their respective Delinquencies, and for Discharge of the Sequestrations of their respective Estates; was this Day read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Four hundred and Forty Pounds of Thomas Pigott, of Chetwin in the County of Salop, Gentleman, for a Fine, for his Delinquency: His Offence is, Being in Arms against the Parliament: His Estate, Two hundred Twentynine Pounds Twelve Shillings and Four-pence per Annum, in Fee-Simple; and Forty Pounds per Annum, in old Rents: Out of which is issuing One hundred and Forty Pounds per Annum for Life: Which is allowed of.

An Ordinance for Granting of a Pardon unto Thomas Pigott, of Chetwin in the County of Salop, Gentleman, for his Delinquency, and for the Discharge of the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of One thousand Pounds of Sir Robert Markeham, of Sedgebrook in the County of Lincoln, Baronet, for a Fine, for his Delinquency: His Offence is, for assisting the Forces raised against the Parliament with Men and Arms: His Estate, Eleven hundred Thirty-two Pounds Eighteen Shillings Five-pence per Annum, for Life, in Possession.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Sir Robert Markeham, of Sedgebrook in the County of Lincoln, Baronet, for his Delinquency, and for the Discharge of the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Nine hundred Sixty-and-five Pounds of Thomas Hanham, of Candle in the County of Dorsett, Esquire, for his Delinquency: His Offence is, for deserting the Parliament (being a Member of the House of Commons), and going to Oxford: His Estate is, for Life, Three hundred Eightysix Pounds per Annum.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Thomas Hanham, of Candle in the County of Dorsett, Esquire, for his Delinquency, and for the Discharge of the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Two thousand Five hundred Thirty-two Pounds of Anthony Hungerford, of Blackbourton in the County of Oxford, Esquire, for his Delinquency: His Offence is, He, being a Member of the House of Commons, deserted the Parliament, went to Oxford, and sat in the Convention there: His Estate, of Lands, in Fee, Two hundred Twentysix Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence; more, in Fee, One hundred and Seven Pounds, old Rents.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Anthony Hungerford, of Blackbourton in the County of Oxon, Esquire, for his Delinquency, and for the Discharge of the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Coneurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Five thousand Pounds of Thomas Earl of Downe, for a Fine, for his Delinquency: His Offence is, for being in Arms against the Parliament: His Estate is, in Fee-Tail, of One thousand Six hundred Eighty-two Pounds per Annum; in old Rents, Two hundred Twenty Pounds per Annum; One hundred and Twenty Pounds per Annum, after Four Years; in Lands, for Life, Three hundred Ninety-one Pounds per Annum; and, in old Rents, Nine Pounds per Annum.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Thomas Earl of Downe, for his Delinquency, and for the Discharge of the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Sir Thomas Liddell, of Newcastle upon Tyne, Baronet, for his Delinquency, and for the Discharge of the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall shall have Power to administer the Oath of Abjuration to all such Persons as shall come before them, to compound for their Delinquencies.

Ordered, That the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall do prepare a Letter, to be signed by Mr. Speaker, in the Case of Philip Prichard, of Bostock in the County of Chester.

Resolved, &c. That, in the Ordinance, formerly passed, for Discharge of the Delinquency of Francis Shallett and others, the Mistake of the Place of his Residence, which is therein said to be Harting, be amended; and, instead thereof, Chichester to be inserted.

A Letter from the Earl of Worcester, of 29 Maii 1646, from Raglan, to the Governor of Chepstowe, and the rest of the Committee of Monmouthshire, together with their Answer to the said Letter, were this Day read; and ordered to be forthwith printed.

Resolved, &c. That the Sum of One thousand Pounds be charged and paid, out of the Receipts of the Grand Excise, in Course, with Interest for the same, and employed for the Pay of the Forces of the County of Monmouth, upon Account: And that Mr. Pury do bring in an Ordinance for the Charging and Payment of the same accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That Thirty Barrels of Powder, for the Use of the Forces of the County of Monmouth, and Twenty Barrels of Powder for the Use of the Forces before Gootherich-Castle, be forthwith provided and furnished out of the publick Stores: And that it be recommended to the Committee for Powder, Match, and Bullet, to take care for the Providing and Furnishing thereof accordingly.

Sir John Danvers went to the Lords, to desire a Conference, by Committees of both Houses, in the Painted Chamber, so soon as might stand with their Lordships Conveniency, concerning the Scotts Army, and the Business of the Propositions.

He was likewise to press the Lords to expedite the Passing of the Form of the Pardon, remaining with their Lordships, for the Discharge of Delinquents.

He carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Vote for Colonel Humphry Mackworth to be Governor of Shrewsbury: The Vote for Colonel Samuel Moore to be Governor of the Garison and Castle of Ludlowe: The Ordinance for Payment of Six hundred Seventy-four Pounds Eight Shillings and Four-pence, out of the Excise, to Commissary-General Behir, and others.

Resolved, &c. That, notwithstanding the Determination of the late Ordinance for Assessing of the Sum of Two hundred and Fifty Pounds, weekly, on the County of Rutland, the Committee in the said Ordinance do assess and levy all Sum and Sums of Money in Arrear, not yet collected and paid in, and appointed to be assessed, levied, and paid, by virtue of and upon the said late Ordinance.

Ordered, That the Committee, formerly appointed for Examination of the Business concerning Colonel Waite, be revived: And that they do meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, touching that Business, at Two of the Clock, in the Place formerly appointed.

Sir Thomas Widdrington appointed to be one other of the Managers of the Conference concerning the Propositions.

Mr. Nelthorpe reports the State of the Matter of Fact concerning the Election of the Knights for the County of Somersett: Which was, That Sir John Horner, High-Sheriff of the County, having received the Writ of Election, appointed the County-Court, and published the Election to be at Ilcester, the First of December last: That, on that Day, about One thousand of the Freeholders resorted thither to give their Voices at the Election: That the Clerk of the County, having called the Court betwixt the Hours of Eight and Nine in the Morning, when there were not above Twenty of the Freeholders gathered together, attempted to have adjourned it from Ilcester to QueeneCamel, a Town about Four Miles from thence; alleging, That the Sheriff, having heard that the Sickness was at Ilcester, had commanded him to adjourn the Court to Queene-Camel: But all the Freeholders then present, except One or Two, protested against the Clerk's Adjournment; and proceeded in the Business of the Court till about Eleven of the Clock: That, in the mean time, a Letter was sent to the Sheriff, to desire him to come to Ilcester, to make the Election there: Which he refused; alleging, the Sickness was there; and sent his Two Sons to the Clerk of the County, to cause him to adjourn: Who commanded the Cryer to make Proclamation: Which the Cryer was commanded not to do by some of the Freeholders, as he would answer it at his Peril: Yet thereupon the Clerk of the County, not having read the Writ of Election, adjourned the Court to Queene-Camel, against the Consent of the Freeholders; and rid to the Sheriff to Queene-Camel, and called a Court: But, the Time of the Election for that Day being passed, he adjourned till the next Morning at Eight of the Clock; and sent Notice thereof to the Committee and Gentlemen at Ilcester: The next Morning the Writ was read; and Mr. Horner and Mr. Harrington were elected.

He further reported the Opinion of that Committee, That the Clerk of the County adjourned the CountyCourt against the Consent of the Freeholders: That, upon the whole Matter, the Election is void: And that a Writ ought to issue forth for a new Election.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, That the Clerk of the County of Somersett adjourned the County-Court at Ilcester against the Consent of the Freeholders.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, That the Election of Mr. Horner and Mr. Harrington to serve as Knights of the Shire for the County of Somersett in this present Parliament is void: And that a Writ be issued for a new Election.

Resolved, &c. That Mr. Speaker do issue a Warrant, under his Hand, directed to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, for the Issuing of a Writ, for the Election of Two Knights to serve in this present Parliament for the County of Somersett.

Mr. Nelthorpe further reported the Opinion of the said Committee, as followeth: That whereas, by an Order of the House of Commons, of 13 Januarii 1645, the Examination of the Election of the Knights for the County of Somerset, and the Causes of the Distractions of the said County, was referred to the Committee for the North; some Articles were, the Eighteenth of April 1646, tendered by Colonel Strode to the said Committee, concerning some Members of the House: It was then ordered, That the House should be moved for an Order to the said Committee, to give them Leave to examine the said Articles, or any other that shall be offered concerning any other Member, in relation to the Distractions of that County.

Resolved, &c. That all the Members of this House that serve for any Place in the County of Somersett, and which are now in the said County, be injoined forthwith to attend the Service of the House.

Ordered, That a Warrant shall issue forth, under Mr. Speaker's Hand, directed to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, to issue forth a Writ, for the Election of a Knight of the Shire to serve in this present Parliament for the County of Berks, in the place of John Fettiplace Esquire, formerly chosen to serve for that County, and since disabled, by Judgment of the House, to sit as a Member thereof during this Parliament.

Ordered, That a Warrant shall issue forth, under Mr. Speaker's Hand, directed to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, to issue forth a Writ, for the Election of a Knight of the Shire to serve in this present Parliament for the County of Salop, in the room and place of Sir Richard Lee Baronet, formerly chosen to serve for that County, and since disabled, by Judgment of the House, to sit as a Member thereof during this present Parliament.

Ordered, That a Warrant shall issue forth, under Mr. Speaker's Hand, directed to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, to issue forth a Writ, for the Election of a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Town of Cardigan in the County of Cardigan, in the room and place of John Vaughan Esquire, formerly chosen to serve for that Town, and since disabled, by Judgment of the House, to sit as a Member thereof during this Parliament.

Ordered, That a Warrant shall issue forth, under Mr. Speaker's Hand, directed to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, to issue forth a Writ, for the Election of a Knight of the Shire for the County of Cardigan, to serve in this present Parliament, in the room and place of Walter Lloyd Esquire, formerly chosen to serve for that County, and since disabled, by Judgment of the House.

Sir John Danvers brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to give a Conference, as is desired, by Committees of both Houses, in the Painted Chamber: And that, as to all other Matters carried up by him, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Ordered, That the Vote of 12 Decembris 1645, concerning such as come not in before the Twenty-fifth of March, who were formerly to forfeit the Sixth-Part of their Estates, shall now forfeit a Moiety, be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence; the Twenty-fifth of March being made the First of May; together with the other Votes appointed on Monday last to be sent to the Lords.

Sir Peter Wentworth is appointed to carry them to the Lords.

A Message from the Lords, by Doctor Heath and Doctor Aylett;

The Lords, being informed from Monsieur Sabran, by Sir Oliver Fleming, Master of the Ceremonies, That the French Ambassador Extraordinary is to make his Address to the Two Houses of Parliament, and hath Credential Letters to them, have given Directions to Sir Oliver Fleming to go to the Place where he landeth to receive him there; and thence to give notice thereof: And the Lords have appointed one of their Members to go to Gravesend, to entertain the Ambassador; and, with Barges, to conduct him towards London; where Coaches, and all fitting Accommodations, are to be provided (as in the like Occasions) for his Reception; And their Lordships have likewise ordered, That a fitting House for the said Ambassador's Lodging be provided by the said Master of the Ceremonies: The Lords desire the Concurrence of this House herein. The Lords think sit, that, according to the Report from the Committee of the Admiralty, Captain Plunkett have his Four Months Allowance; he having deserved so well of the State, and being now upon Service of the Parliament. They desire to put the House in mind of the Pass for Sixteen Nags for the French King. The Lords have sent an Ordinance for settling the City of Exon; in which they desire your Concurrence. They recommend to your Consideration, the Petition of the Mayor and Commonalty of Plymouth. They likewise recommend the Petition of the Tapestry-Workmen of Mortlake: And desire to put the House in mind of an Ordinance, formerly sent to them, to forbid Proceedings in Civil Courts against such as have acted in War; as likewise of the Petition of Captain Turpine's Daughters; and of the Ordinance concerning the Captives of South Barbery. They likewise recommend to your Consideration the Petition of Isaac Domergne, Surgeon to the Lord Willoughby of Parham.

Ordered, That the Particulars of this Message be taken into Consideration on Monday Morning next, the first Business: And that the Ordinance concerning Exeter be considered in the first Place.

Resolved, &c. That the Answer to this Message shall be, That the House will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Answer returned by the same Messengers, That this House has considered their Lordships Message; and will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

The House went up to the Conference: And

Adjourned till To-morrow, Eight of Clock.