House of Commons Journal Volume 5
6 January 1648

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 6 January 1648', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 5: 1646-1648 (1802), pp. 420-421. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25269 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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Die Jovis, 6 Januarii, 1647.

Prayers.

Delinquents.

SIR Anthony Irby reports divers Fines and Compositions from the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall: Whereupon it is resolved, as followeth; viz.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Two thousand and Thirty Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Sir Rowland Berkley, of Cotheridge in the County of Worcester, Knight: His Offence, That he was a Commissioner of Array, and raised Monies to maintain the Enemies of the Parliament: Rendered before the First of June 1646: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Four hundred and Fifty-five Pounds; in Reversion, after Three Lives, per Annum, Forty Pounds; in Reversion, after his Father's Decease, Four hundred and Twentyeight Pounds; personal Estate, One hundred Pounds: Out of which issues, for One Life, per Annum, Ten Pounds; for ever, per Annum, Three Pounds Six Shillings and Eight-pence: Which, being allowed, leaves the Fine, at a Sixth, Two thousand and Thirty Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Sir Rowland Berkeley, of Cotheridg in the County of Worcester, Knight, 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 Forty-and-four Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of John Colleton, of Exeter, Merchant: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered upon Exeter Articles: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Seven Pounds; in Reversion, per Annum, Thirty Pounds; for Two thousand Years, per Annum, Thirty-one Pounds; for One Life, per Annum, Forty Pounds; in Reversion, per Annum, Eight Pounds; for Nine hundred Years, in old Rents, per Annum, Seventeen Pounds; in personal Estate, Four thousand Nine hundred and Thirty-two Pounds; and he owes Four thousand One hundred and Sixty-four Pounds: His Fine, at a Tenth, is Two hundred and Forty-four Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto John Colleton, of Exeter, Merchant, 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 Thirty-and-four Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of John Barker, of Southweale in the County of Nottingham, Gentleman: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered in July 1646: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Twenty-six Pounds; for Three Lives, per Annum, Twenty-eight Pounds; for Two Years to come, per Annum, Thirty Pounds; in Debts, Five hundred Pounds; he owes Three hundred Pounds: His Fine, at a Moiety, Two hundred and Thirty-four Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto * Barker, of Southweale in the County of Nottingham, 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 to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Three hundred Forty-and-eight Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Thomas Osborne, of Clitham in the County of Kent, Esquire: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered in April 1646: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, One hundred Pounds; for his Wife's Life, per Annum, Thirty Pounds; in good Debts, One hundred Pounds; in desperate Debts, Two hundred and Twenty Pounds; and he owes Two hundred and Fifty Pounds: There is issuing Four Pounds per Annum, for ever: Which leaves the Fine, at a Sixth, Three hundred and Forty-eight Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Thomas Osborne, of Clitham in the County of Kent, 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 Twenty-and-seven Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Richard Steward, of Hartley in the County of Southampton, Gentleman: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered before May 1646: His Estate is, for his Life, per Annum, Fifty Pounds; and Three hundred and Twelve Pounds in a Debt due to him: For which his Fine, at a Sixth, is One hundred and Twenty-seven Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Richard Steward, of Hartley in the County of Southampton, 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 Eighty-and-eight Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Hugh Croker, of the City of Exeter, Esquire: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered upon the Articles of Exeter: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, One Pound; for Five Lives, per Annum, Seventy-six Pounds; in Fee, after One Life, Twenty-three Pounds; for Three Lives, per Annum, Nine Pounds Fifteen Shillings; for Two Lives, per Annum, Forty-three Pounds; in personal Estate, Four hundred and Twenty-five Pounds; in Debts and Wares, Two thousand One hundred and Forty-seven Pounds; he owes Three thousand Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Two hundred and Eighty-eight Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Hugh Croker, of the City of Exeter, 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.

Obnoxious Pamphlet.

John Bull, one of the Serjeant's Men, that delivered at the Door a Pamphlet to the Members, intituled, "A Treatise of Magistracy," was called in to the Bar.

Resolved, &c. That John Bull be forthwith committed Prisoner to Newgate, there to remain during the Pleasure of the House.

Ordered, That the Committee for printing unlicensed Pamphlets do constantly sit, and take Course, according to the Powers given them, to remedy the Abuses in Printing: And that the Pamphlet, intituled, "A Treatise of Magistracy," be referred to the Examination and Consideration of that Committee.

Ordered, That the Committee of the Revenue do pay unto the Committee to whom the Consideration of printing unlicensed and scandalous Pamphlets is referred, or such as they shall appoint to receive the same, the Sum of Thirty Pounds, to be distributed, by Order of that Committee, to such Persons employed by them in that Service as they shall think fit.

Message to Lords.

Sir Henry Mildmay carried to the Lords the Vote Yesterday delivered unto him, concerning the Persons attending the King's Person: The additional Directions of billeting the Soldiery: An Order formerly passed for Money given to the Lady Shirley.

Garisons.

Ordered, That Power be given to the Committee of the Army, to issue their Warrants for Supply of the Garisons out of the publick Stores: And that the Committee of the Navy do comply with such Warrants as they shall receive from the Committee of the Army to that Purpose: And that the Committee of the Army do make Restitution to the Committee of the Navy, of such Stores as the Committee of the Navy shall furnish upon the Warrants from the Committee of the Army.

Answer from Lords.

Sir Henry Mildmay brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to all the Orders now carried to them by him.

Isle of Wight.

Sir Henry Mildmay is appointed to take care to send both this Vote he now carried, and the Votes passed on Saturday last, that relate to the Safety and Security of the King's Person, and of the Isle of Wight, with all Diligence, to the Governor of the Isle of Wight.

Navy.

Ordered, That, on Saturday next, the House do resume the Consideration of the Business concerning the Navy: And that the Committee, in the Interim, do meet and consider, how an Improvement of Revenue may be raised for Maintenance of the Navy.

Oxford University.

Ordered, That Mr. Nicholas be added to the Committee for regulating the University of Oxon.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Committee of Complaints.

Ordered, That the Committee of Complaints shall have hereby Power to commit such as appear unto them, upon Complaint, to have made, or to make, any Tumult at the Doors, or Stairs, or near the Houses of Parliament.

Mabb's Pension;

Ordered, That Mr. Gott do prepare and bring in an Ordinance for continuing the Pension to Mr. Mabb, according as it is settled unto him, as Housekeeper of the late Archbishop's House at Lambeth.

Invalid Soldiers.

The humble Petition of many Hundreds of the Parliament's Soldiers, who have been maimed in the late Service of the Parliament, was this Day read.

Hospitals.

Ordered, That the Committee for Hospitals be revived; with the Addition of Mr. Scott, Mr. John Stephens, Mr. Love, Mr. Lemman, Mr. Annesley, Mr. Herbert, Sir John Danvers, Mr. Holland, Sir Henry Mildmay, Mr. Millington, Mr. Hill, Mr. Nicholas, Sir Edward Baynton, Mr. Edwards, Mr. Snelling, Mr. Barker, Sir Nath. Barnardiston, Major General Skippon, Mr. Haye, Mr. Blakiston, Colonel Birch, Mr. Darley, Colonel Bossevile: And that they, or any Five of them, do meet on Monday next at Two post meridiem, in the Exchequer Chamber; and so de die in diem, as they shall think fit.

Windsore Poor Knights.

The Consideration of the Business touching the Poor Knights of Windsore is likewise referred to this Committee: And, upon Consideration of the whole Matters, referred unto them by several References, they are to prepare an Ordinance for regulating the said Hospitals, and for settling some Course whereby a Relief may arise from them to such Soldiers as have been maimed in the Parliament's Service; and for such Widows, fatherless Children, and Orphans, whose Husbands or Fathers have been slain in the Parliament's Service. And the Care of this Business is more particularly referred to Mr. Love.

Customs.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Consideration of lessening the Charge of bringing in the Receipts of the Customs is referred, do meet, and sit constantly upon that Service.