House of Commons Journal Volume 5
5 January 1648

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 5 January 1648', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 5: 1646-1648 (1802), pp. 417-420. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25268 Date accessed: 28 July 2014.


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Die Mercurii, 5 Januarii, 1647.

Prayers.

Delinquents.

Mr. John Ashe reports divers Fines and Compositions from the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall: Whereupon it is resolved, as followeth; viz.

Delinquents.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Seven hundred Fifty-six Pounds for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Major Norton of Richmond in the County of Northampton, Esquire, and Edmond Norton his Son: The Offence of the Father, That he adhered unto and assisted the Forces raised against the Parliament: The Son was in Arms: They rendered in February 1644: The Father is seised, in Fee, of an Estate of the Value of Two hundred and Forty Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Fourpence, per Annum; and Fifty-five Pounds per Annum for his Life: The Son's Estate, in Fee, is One hundred Pounds per Annum; for Three Lives, per Annum, Forty Pounds; Out of which Estates there is issuing Eighty Pounds per Annum, for One Life: Which leaves the Fine Seven hundred Fifty-six Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Major Norton of Richmond in the County of Northampton, Esquire, and Edmond Norton his Son, for their Delinquencies, and for taking off the Sequestrations of their Estates, 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 One hundred and Twenty Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of James Hardy, of Grimsby Magna in the County of Lincoln, Gentleman: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered in July 1644: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Sixty Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is One hundred and Twenty Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto James Hardy, of Grimsby Magna in the County of Lincoln, Gentleman, for his Delinquency, and for taking off 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 One hundred Seventy-and-two Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Lawrence Booth, of Tremlow in the County of Chester, Gentleman: His Offence, That he adhered unto and assisted the Forces raised against the Parliament: He rendered in April 1646: His Estate, in Fee, in Possession, per Annum, Fifty-eight Pounds; in old Rents, per Annum, Two Pounds Eleven Shillings; for Five Years, per Annum, Nine Pounds: Out of which issues Sixteen Pounds, per Annum, for One Life: Which leaves the Fine, at a Sixth, One hundred and Seventy-two Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Lawrence Booth, of Tremlow in the County of Chester, Gentleman, for his Delinquency, and for taking off 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 One hundred Thirty-and-five Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of John Question, of Dunster in the County of Somersett, Gentleman: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered in November 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Twentyone Pounds Three Shillings and Two-pence; in old Rents per Annum, Four Pounds Sixteen Shillings, for Three Lives, per Annum, Fifteen Pounds Nine Shillings; for Two Lives, per Annum, Twenty-seven Pounds Nine Shillings Eight-pence; in personal Estate, Seventy-one Pounds Eleven Shillings: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is One hundred Thirty-five Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto John Question, of Dunster in the County of Somerset, Gentleman, for a Fine, for his Delinquency, and for taking off 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 One hundred and Forty Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Samuell Isaack, of the City of Exeter, Gentlemen: His Offence is, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered upon the Articles of Exeter: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Forty-nine Pounds Seven Shillings Three-pence; in Reversion, per Annum, Two Pounds; for Twelve Years to come, per Annum, Fourteen Pounds Five Shillings; for his Wife's Life, per Annum, Twenty-five Pounds Two Shillings; in Reversion, after Three Lives, per Annum, Eight Pounds; for Thirty-three . . . . . to come, per Annum, Three Pounds Four Shillings: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is One hundred Forty Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Samuell Isaack, of the City of Exeter, Gentleman, for his Delinquency, and for taking off 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 Four hundred and Seven Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Edward Turney, of Caneby in the County of Lincoln, Esquire: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered before December 1645: His Estate, in Fee, in Possession, per Annum, Two hundred Fifty-three Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence: Out of which issues, for One Life, per Annum, Thirty Pounds; for Two Lives, per Annum, Thirteen Pounds; for Ten Years, per Annum, Forty Pounds; for ever, per Annum, Five Pounds: Which, being allowed, leaves the Fine, at a Tenth, Four hundred and Seven Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Edward Turney of Caneby in the County of Lincoln, Esquire, for his Delinquency, and for taking off 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 One hundred and Sixteen Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Robert Marshal, of Selby in the County of York, Gentleman: His Offence, That he adhered unto and assisted the Forces raised against the Parliament: He rendered before December 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Seventy-eight Pounds: Out of which issues Twenty Pounds per Annum, for ever; which leaves the Fine, at a Tenth, One hundred and Sixteen Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Robert Marshall of Selby in the County of York, Gentleman, for his Delinquency, and for taking off 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 Eight hundred Seventy-and-eight Pounds, for a Fine for the Delinquency of Langdale Sunderland, of Hallefax in the County of York, Gentleman: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered in November 1645: His Estate, in Fee, in Possession, per Annum, Three hundred and Thirty-nine Pounds; in Reversion, per Annum, Two hundred Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Eight hundred Seventy-and-eight Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Langdale Sunderland, of Hallefax in the County of York, Gentleman, for his Delinquency, and for taking off 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 three hundred Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Worthington Brice, of Dennington, in the County of Sommersett, Gentleman; and John Brice his Son: The Offence of the Father is, That he left his Habitation, and lived in the Enemies Quarters: The Son was in Arms against the Parliament: They rendered in August 1645; The Estate in Fee, in Possession, per Annum, Sixty-two Pounds; for Three Lives per Annum, One hundred and Nineteen Pounds; old Rents, in Fee, per Annum, One Pound Six Shillings and Eight-pence: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Three hundred Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Worthington Brice, of Dennington in the County of Somersett, Gentleman, for his Delinquency, and for taking off 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 Two hundred and Ninety Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of John Cupper, of the City of Exeter, Merchant, and Abraham Cupper his Son: Their Offences, That they were in Arms against the Parliament: They come in upon the Articles of Exeter: The Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Ninety-five Pounds; in old Rents, per Annum, Six Pounds Nineteen Shillings and Eight-pence; for Three Lives, after a Life, per Annum, Sixteen Pounds; for Thirteen Years to come, per Annum, Two Pounds; personal Estate, Four hundred Forty-one Pounds: For which the Fine, at a Tenth, is Two hundred and Ninety Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto John Cupper, of Exeter, Merchant, and Abraham Cupper his Son, for their Delinquencies, and for taking off the Sequestration of their Estates, 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 Five hundred Twenty-and-six Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of John Weare, of Silverton, in the County of Devon, Esquire, Counsellor at Law, and John Weare his Son: The Father's Delinquency was, That he was a Commissioner of Array, and adhered unto, and assisted the Forces raised against the Parliament: The Son was in Arms: They rendered upon the Articles: Their Estate, in Fee, per Annum, One hundred and Twenty-three Pounds; in old Rents, per Annum, Five Pounds Five Shillings; for One Life, per Annum, One hundred and Ten Pounds; for Four Lives, per Annum, Sixty Pounds; for Three Lives, per Annum, Thirty-six Pounds and Fourpence; for Two Lives, per Annum, Fourteen Pounds; in personal Estate, One thousand and Seventy-seven Pounds: Out of which issues Four Pounds per Annum, for ever; for One Life, per Annum, Thirty-three Pounds; and there is One thousand Pounds charged upon the Lands compounded for: Which leaves the Fine, at a Tenth, Five hundred and Twenty-six Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto John Weare, of Silserton in the County of Devon, Esquire, Counsellor at Law, and John Weare his Son, for their Delinquencies, 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 hundred and Seventy Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of David Skipwith, of Utterby in the County of Lincoln, Gentleman: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered in December 1643: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Eighty-five Pounds:. For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is One hundred and Seventy Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto David Skipwith, of Utterby in the County of Lincoln, Gentleman, for his Delinquency, and for taking off 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.

Grant to Chambers.

The humble Petition of Mr. Elizabeth Chambers, Relict of Captain Robert Chambers, slain in the Parliament's Service, was this Day read.

Resolved, &c. That the Sum of One hundred Pounds be bestowed and given to the Petitioner, for Relief of her great and present Necessities.

It is further Ordered, That this Sum of One hundred Pounds be charged upon the Revenue, and forthwith paid, by Order of that Committee, to the Petitioner.

Ordered, That Mrs. Elizabeth Chambers shall have the full Advantage and Benefit of the Bond of Eight hundred Pounds, in the Hands of Mr. Charles Chambers, her Husband's Brother, a Delinquent: The which Bond is pleadable in Law, against the said Mrs. Chambers.

Delinquents Estates.

An Ordinance reported from the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, for Discharge of all such Delinquents from Sequestrations, whose Estates are not worth Two hundred Pounds, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Mr. Rigby, Mr. Nicholas, Mr. John Stephens, Colonel Birch, Mr. Myles Corbett, Colonel White, Mr. Bois, Mr. Weaver, or any Two of them: And they are to meet upon it this Afternoon, where they please: And the Care of it is more particularly referred unto Mr. Weaver.

Committee of Grievances.

Ordered, That the Quorum of the Committee, Yesterday appointed, concerning publick Grievances, be reduced to Five: And that the said Committee, or any Five of them, shall have Power to meet and act according to the Power given to that Committee.

Assessment for Ireland.

Ordered, That, on Friday next, the first Business before the Reports at Goldsmiths Hall, the Ordinance for the Assessment for Ireland be read the First time.

Excise.

Resolved, &c. That Colonel White be added to the Committee of Excise.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Message to Lords.

Sir John Danvers carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance concerning the Militia of the Hamlets of the Tower: The Names of the Members of this House Yesterday and this Day added to the Committee of Excise.

King's Attendants.

Resolved, &c. That Power be given to Colonel Robert Hammond, Governor of the Isle . . Wight, and Sir William Constable, and they are hereby required and enjoined, to remove from their Attendance upon the Person of the King, all such Persons as they in their Judgments have Suspicion of to be prejudicial to the Safety and Security of the King's Person, or to the Discharge of that Trust which lies upon them, in relation to the Safety and Security of the King's Person; notwithstanding that any such Person be appointed to their Attendance, by Order of both Houses of Parliament.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Sir Henry Mildmay is appointed to carry this Vote to the Lords.

Cambridge Assessments.

Ordered, That Sir Dudley North be excused and dispensed with for going into the County of Cambridge: And that Mr. Nathaniell Bacon and Mr. Lowry be employed in the Service of bringing in the Six Months Assessments in that County: And that Sir Dudley North do send this Order to them.

Ordered, That Colonel Lloyd be dispensed with for going into the Country upon the Service of bringing in the monthly Assessments of Sixty thousand Pounds, notwithstanding the former Order.

King's Attendants, &c.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Revenue, to consider, What Persons are necessary and fit to attend upon the Person of the King; and which way the King's Expences may be conveniently retrenched.

It is further Ordered, That it be referred to that Committee, to consider, What Salary is fit to be allowed to those Gentlemen that have attended and do attend the King, by Order of both Houses of Parliament.

Answer from Lords.

Sir John Danvers brings Answer, That, to the Ordinance for the Militia of the Hamlets of the Tower, the Lords will send Answer by Messengers of their own: To the Names of the Gentlemen to be added to the Committee of Excise, they do agree.

First Fruits, &c.

An Ordinance for the utter Abolishing and Taking away of all the First Fruits and Tenths payable to the Crown; and for the Discharging of all Monies in Arrear now due by reason thereof; was this Day read the First time:

And the Question being put, For Rejecting of it;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir Robert Pye, Tellers for the Yea: 36.
Mr. Robert Goodwyn, With the Yea,
Sir John Danvers, Tellers for the Noe: 44.
Sir William Brereton, With the Noe,

So the Question passed with the Negative.

Ordered, That this Ordinance be read the Second time on this Day Sevennight, between the Hours of Ten and Twelve.