House of Commons Journal Volume 5
12 January 1647

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 12 January 1647', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 5: 1646-1648 (1802), pp. 50-51. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=24992 Date accessed: 21 August 2014.


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Die Martis, 12 Januarii, 1646.

Prayers.

Examination of Peaker.

ORDERED, That Tobias Peaker be referred to the Examination of the Committee where Mr. Corbett is in the Chair: And that Mr. Morley and Mr. Greene be added to This Committee.

Person to be sent up.

Ordered, That Mr. Thorpe do write to the Deputy-Governor of Hull, to require him forthwith, in very safe and careful Custody, by Land, to send up Michael Hudson to this House: And that this House will take care that the Charge of bringing him up so carefully and safely, by Land, shall be defrayed by the Publick.

Letters referred.

Ordered, upon the Question, That Mr. Frost be enjoined to send Copies of such Letters as are come to That Committee, that concern the Safety of the Kingdom, to the Committee where Mr. Miles Corbett hath the Chair: And that the Members of this House, that are of That Committee, do see that Copies of all such Letters be made, and sent to That Committee accordingly: And likewise the former Examinations of Michael Hudson, and the Information of Sir Thomas Hanmer, are to be delivered to This Committee.

Pontefract Castle.

Ordered, That those Persons that are sent up, as having an Hand in betraying Pontefract Castle, be referred to the Examination of the Committee of the Northern Association.

Grant for Scotch Army, &c.

An Ordinance concerning the Payment of the first Fifty thousand Pounds of the latter Two hundred thousand Pounds to be paid to our Brethren of Scotland, was this Day read: And likewise a Paper from the Commissioners of Scotland, of 5 Januarii, 1646, concerning the same Business, was this Day read.

And a Clause being added to the said Ordinance, whereby Mention is made of the said Paper;

The Ordinance upon the Question, passed: And is ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Commissioners for receiving the King.

Resolved, &c. That this Clause be added to the Fourth Instruction to the Commissioners appointed to receive the Person of the King; viz. "That all Sheriffs, Justices of Peace, Mayors, and all other Officers, shall, upon Occasion, be assisting to the Committee in this Service."

Resolved, &c. That this House doth declare, That, by appointing Persons to wait upon the King, in his Journey to Holdenby, they do not intend a Settlement of any Persons in any particular Places, nor any Prejudice to others of the King's Servants, who have adhered to the Parliament.

Message to Lords.

Sir Robert Pye carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Vote for approving the Convoy appointed by Sir Thomas Fairfaxe General, to convoy the Money; the Vote for giving Leave to Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper, Sheriff of Wiltes, to reside out of his Country; the Names of divers Delinquents, out of whose Fines, Compositions, or Estates, Satisfaction is to be given to divers reduced Officers; the Instruction to Sir Oliver Flemming, to repair to the French Ambassador, to know, If he have any thing from his Master to communicate unto the Parliament; and the Alterations desired to be made in the Second and Fourth Instructions to the Commissioners appointed to receive the Person of the King from the Scotts Army.

King's Attendant.

The Question was propounded, Whether this House shall allow of Mr. James Maxwell to go to Newcastle, to attend the King in his Journey to Holdenby:

And the Question being put, Whether this Question shall be now put;

The House was divided.
The Noes went forth.

Mr. Lisle, Tellers for the Noe: 89.
Colonel Norton, With the Noe,
Sir Thomas Dacres, Tellers for the Yea: 27.
Sir Anthony Irby, With the Yea,

So as the Question passed with the Affirmative.

Committee for receiving the King.

The House, according to former Order, proceeded to the Consideration of the Paper Yesterday reported by Mr. Crew, from the Committee appointed to go to Newcastle to receive the Person of the King.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Thomas Herbert Esquire to be one of the Persons that shall attend the King in his Journey to Holdenby.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of James Maxwell Esquire to be one of the Persons that shall attend the King in his Journey to Holdenby.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of John Austye Esquire to be one of the Persons that shall attend the King in his Journey to Holdenby.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of James Harrington Esquire to be one of the Persons that shall attend the King in his Journey to Holdenby.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Patrick Mall Esquire to be one of the Persons that shall attend the King in his Journey to Holdenby.

Resolved, &c. That this House do now proceed to the Second List.

Resolved, &c. That the Number of the Persons to be appointed to attend the King in his Journey to Holdenby House shall be Nine, and no more.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Sir John Thorowgood of Kensington, to be one of the Persons that shall attend the King in his Journey to Holdenby.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Sir Foulk Grevile to be one of the Persons that shall attend the King in his Journey to Holdenby.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Captain Anthony Mildmay to be one of the Persons that shall attend the King in his Journey to Holdenby.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Captain Middleton to be one of the Persons that shall attend the King in his Journey to Holdenby.

Resolved, &c. That it be left to the Committee that is appointed to go to Newcastle, to appoint such inferior Officers to attend the King in his Journey to Holdenby, as have not been in Arms, or assisted in this unnatural War against the Parliament, or adhered to the Enemy.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Dr. Wilson to go as Physician with the Commissioners that are appointed to go to Newcastle, to receive the Person of the King.

Ordered, That Sir James Harrington do acquaint the Committee that is appointed to go to Newcastle, with the good Opinion this House has of Captain Joyner: And that they do recommend him to the Consideration of the said Committee.

Answer from Lords.

Sir Robert Pye brings Answer, That, as to the Vote for Approving of the Convoy: the Ordinance for Leave to Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper to reside out of the County of Wiltes, during his Sheriffalty; the Amendments to the Instructions to the Commissioners appointed to receive the Person of the King; the Lords do agree: And, as to the Names of the Delinquents, out of whose Fines, Compositions, or Estates, Satisfaction is to be given to some reduced Officers; and the Instruction to Sir Oliver Fleming, concerning the French Ambassador, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Mr. Peck.

Ordered, That the Report concerning Mr. Peck, a Member of this House, be made on Saturday Morning next, the first Business.

Balston's Claims.

Ordered, That the Sum of One hundred Pounds be forthwith advanced by the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, and paid unto Cathryn Balston Widow of Major John Balston, deceased, upon Account, in Part of the Arrears due to the said Major Balston, for his Service to the Parliament: And the Committee are enjoined to advance and pay the said Sum of One hundred Pounds to the said Catheryne Balston accordingly.

Indemnity.

Ordered, That the Committee appointed for Relief of such Officers as shall be molested for any thing done by them in the Service of the Parliament, do, any Five of them, meet and sit, de die in diem, as Occasion shall require.

Grant for Scotch Army, &c.

WHEREAS, at the Desire of the Commissioners of the Parliament of Scotland, Fifty thousand Pounds, Part of the first Hundred thousand Pounds of the last Two hundred thousand Pounds, of the Four hundred thousand Pounds, agreed to be paid to the Kingdom of Scotland, in the Articles of Agreement betwixt Committees of both Houses and the said Commissioners for the Parliament of Scotland, of the 23th of December, 1646, is to be paid to such Persons, and in such Proportions, as are hereafter expressed in this Ordinance: Be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons, assembled in Parliament, and it is hereby Ordained, That the aforesaid Fifty thousand Pounds shall, at Twelve Months after the Payment of the second Hundred thousand Pounds of the said Four hundred thousand Pounds, be proportionably paid, according to the Desire of the said Commissioners for the Parliament of Scotland, in manner following; viz. The Sum of Ten thousand Pounds Sterling, to Archibald Marquis of Argyll; to Dr. John Sharpe, One thousand Three hundred Thirty-three Pounds Six Shillings and Eight-pence; the Sum of Three thousand Eight hundred Threescore-six Pounds Thirteen Shillings Four-pence, to James Maxwell, of Innerwick, Esquire; the Sum of Nineteen thousand Eighteen Pounds Twelve Shillings Four-pence, to Sir Wm. Dick Knight; the Sum of Six thousand Threescore Nine Pounds Fifteen Shillings Four-pence, to Mr. James Stewart, Bailiff of Edenbrugh; the Sum of Six thousand Threescore Nine Pounds Fifteen Shillings Four-pence, to Mr. James Hamilton, of Bogs; and the Sum of Three thousand Six hundred Forty-one Pounds Seventeen Shillings, to Mr. Thomas Cunninghame, Merchant; out of the Receipts of such Monies as shall come in, and be received by Fines and Compositions made, and to be made, with Papists and Delinquents, or by Sale of Papists and Delinquents Estates: And this present Ordinance shall be to the Treasurers of Goldsmiths Hall, and to all other Treasurers whatsoever, that now have, or shall hereafter have, the Receipt of such Monies as shall come in by Fines and Compositions made, and to be made, with Papists and Delinquents, or by Sale of Papists and Delinquents Estates, a sufficient Power and Authority for to pay the said Fifty thousand Pounds, as aforesaid, unto the Persons afore mentioned, or to any their Assignee or Assignees respectively: Whose respective Acquittances shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said Treasurers: And the Payment of the said Fifty-thousand Pounds, as aforesaid, shall also be a sufficient Discharge to the Kingdom of England, of the said Fifty thousand Pounds, Part of the last Two hundred thousand Pounds before-mentioned, according to the Agreement of the said Commissioners of Scotland: Who are thereunto authorized, as is expressed in a Paper from the Commissioners of Scotland.

Subscribed, by Command of the Commissioners for the Parliament of Scotland,

Jo. Chieslie.

Of the Date of 5 Januarii, 1647 (fn. [a])

Read, together with This Ordinance.

WHEREAS, in the Seventeenth Article of the Agreement betwixt your Lordships and us, of the Day and Date hereof, for the better Satisfaction and Security of some private Persons of the Kingdom of Scotland, who have advanced great Sums of Money, Provisions, and other Necessaries, during these Troubles, it is agreed, That the Sum of Fifty thousand Pounds, Part of the last Two hundred thousand Pounds of the Four hundred thousand Pounds, shall be paid to the said Persons: We, the Commissioners of the Kingdom of Scotland, according to the Direction and Warrant of the Parliament of Scotland, do desire the said Sum of Fifty thousand Pounds may be proportionably paid in manner following; viz. The Sum of Ten thousand Pounds, to Archibald Marquis of Argyll: To Dr. John Sharpe, One thousand Three hundred Thirty-three Pounds Six Shillings Eight-pence: The Sum of Three thousand Eight hundred Threescore-six Pounds Thirteen Shillings Four-pence, to James Maxwell, of Innerwick, Esquire: The Sum of Nineteen thousand and Eighteen Pounds Twelve Shillings Four-pence, to Sir Wm. Dick Knight: The Sum of Six thousand Threescore-nine Pounds Fifteen Shillings Four-pence, to Mr. James Stewart Bailiff of Edenbrugh: The Sum of Six thousand Threescore-nine Pounds Fifteen Shillings Four-pence, to Mr. James Hamilton, of Bogs: And the Sum of Three thousand Six hundred Forty-one Pounds Seventeen Shillings, to Mr. Thomas Cuninghame, Merchant. And we the said Commissioners authorized thereunto by the Parliament of Scotland, do, in their Name agree, That the respective Acquittances of the Persons aforementioned, or their Assigns, to the Treasurers of such Receipts as shall come in, and be received by Fines and Compositions made, and to be made, with Papists and Delinquents Estates, shall be a sufficient Discharge to the Kingdom of England, of the said Fifty thousand Pounds, Part of the last Two hundred thousand Pounds afore-mentioned.

By Command of the Commissioners for the Parliament of Scotland,

5 Januar. 1647/6.

Jo. Chieslie.

Footnotes

[a] In the Margin are the Words "Stilo Scotico."