House of Commons Journal Volume 5
7 January 1648

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 7 January 1648', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 5: 1646-1648 (1802), pp. 421-423. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25270 Date accessed: 29 July 2014.


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Die Veneris, 7 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 Two thousand Three hundred and Fourscore Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Sir Wm. Button, of Shaw in the County of Wiltes, Knight and Baronet: His Offence, That he left his Habitation, and went to Oxford: He rendered upon the Articles of the Surrender thereof: His Estate, in Fee, and Fee Tail, per Annum, Six hundred and Ten Pounds; in Fee, in old Rents, per Annum, One hundred and Forty-eight Pounds Four Shillings and Ten-pence; for Five Years, per Annum, Two hundred and Fourteen Pounds Four Shillings and Six-pence; in old Rents, for Five Years, per Annum, Fifteen Pounds Fifteen Shillings and Six-pence; in personal Estate, One thousand Four hundred Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Two thousand Three hundred and Eighty Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Sir Wm. Button, of Shawe in the County of Wiltes, Knight and Baronet, 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 Nine hundred and Ninety Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Mary Countess Dowager of Northampton: Her Offence, That she deserted her Dwelling, and lived in Oxford: She rendered upon the Articles of the Surrender thereof: Her Estate, per Annum, for Life, Nine hundred and Ninety Pounds: For which her Fine, at a Tenth, is Nine hundred and Ninety Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Mary Countess Dowager of Northampton, for her Delinquency, and for taking off the Sequestration of her 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 Seven hundred Twenty-and-eight Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Edmond Pooley, of Badley in the County of Suffolk, Esquire: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered upon the Articles of Oxon: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Three hundred and Twenty Pounds; in Reversion, per Annum, One hundred and Thirty-two Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four pence: Out of which issues, for One Life, per Annum, Forty-four Pounds: Which, being allowed, leaves the Fine, at a Tenth, Seven hundred and Twentyeight Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Edmond Pooley, of Badley in the County of Suffolk, 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 thousand Six hundred Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Michaell Warton, of Beverly in the County of York, Esquire: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered in June 1646: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Three hundred and Forty Pounds Seven Shillings and Four-pence; after One Life, per Annum, One hundred and Twenty Pounds; after Two Lives; per Annum, Forty Pounds; Out of which issues, for Eight Years, per Annum, Fifty Pounds; for One Life, per Annum, Forty-three Pounds Six Shillings and Eightpence: Which, being allowed, leaves the Fine, at a Third, in regard of his Father's Delinquency, One thousand Six hundred Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Michaell Warton of Beverley, in the County of York, 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 Three thousand Threescore and Five Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Sir Edmund Pye, Knight and Baronet: His Offence, That he left his Habitation, and resided in the Enemies Quarters: He rendered upon the Articles of Oxford: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Seven hundred and Eighty-eight Pounds Eleven Shillings and Six-pence; in Mortgages upon Lands, Three hundred and Fifty Pounds; in a principal Debt, and Five Years Interest, Two thousand Pounds; in other Debts, Seventeen thousand Six hundred Pounds: Out of which issues, for One Life, per Annum, Eight hundred Pounds; for ever, per Annum, Eleven Pounds Four Shillings and Ten-pence: Which leave the Fine, at a Tenth, Three thousand Threescore and Five . . . . . .

Sandys' Fine.

The humble Petition of Colonel Thomas Morgan, Governor of Gloucester, in relation to an Undertaking he made with Colonel Samuell Sandis, upon Rendition of Hartleburey Castle; together with a Certificate, under the said Colonel's Hand, to the same Purpose; and a Petition of the said Colonel Samuell Sandys; were all this Day read.

An Ordinance for setting a Fine upon Colonel Samuell Sandys, and taking off the Sequestration of his Estate, was read.

The Question was propounded, That this House should proceed, at the present, with this Business concerning Colonel Samuell Sandys:

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

It passed with the Negative.

Resolved, &c. That this Ordinance, concerning Colonel Samuell Sandys, be re-committed to the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, upon the Debate now had in the House thereupon.

Assessments for Ireland.

Ordered, That, on Tuesday Morning next, the first Business after Mr. Speaker comes to the Chair, before the Reports from Goldsmiths Hall, the Ordinance for the monthly Assessments for Ireland be read.

Tumult at Canterbury.

A Letter from the Committee of Kent, from Canterbury, of 5 Januarii 1647, concerning the late Insurrection there, was this Day read.

Ordered, That a Letter be written to the Committee of Kent, to give them Thanks for their Readiness and Diligence in taking care for quieting the Tumult at Canterbury, and providing for the Security and Safety of that Place, and of the County, and to refer it to them to proceed in their Care for settling the Peace there; and to take the Examinations concerning that Business: And that this House will speedily send down a Commission of Oyer and Terminer for Tryal of the principal Offenders: And that it be referred to the Commissioners of the Great Seal, to award a Commission accordingly: And that Mr. Bois and Mr. Nutt do prepare a Letter, for Mr. Speaker's Signing, to this Purpose.

Irish Adventurers.

Ordered, That the Monies that are come in, or shall come in, upon the late Ordinance, ordered to be printed 1 Decembris 1647, for Adventurers for Ireland, be paid to the Vice Treasurer of Ireland, to be issued out by Order of both Houses.

Scotch Affairs, &c.

Three Letters from the Commissioners of Scotland, from Worcester House; Two of 5 Januarii 1647, the Third of 6 Januarii 1647; the First, concerning their Army in Ireland; the Second, concerning the Payment of Monies due unto them, according to the Treaty of January 1646; the Third, concerning the King, were all this Day read.

Message from Lords.

A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Aylett and Mr. Eltonhead;

The Lords have commanded us to bring unto you an Ordinance, for making Mr. John Thompson Rector of the Rectory of Bothell in the County of Northumberland: They desire the Concurrence of this House therein. They desire the Marquis of Winton may be continued out of the Tower, upon the former Security, for Four Months longer.-A Pardon, in Course, for the Northern Circuit: Another in Course, for the Midland Circuit: An Order or Mr. Gibbes and Mr. Noell their Discharge: Letters from the Commissioners of Scotland.- They desire the Earl of Cleveland may be continued for Four Months longer upon the former Security.-The Petition of Andrew White, a Jesuit: Which the Lords think fit to be granted: A Petition of Wm. Hawkins Merchant: Whereunto is annexed a Copy of an Ordinance, to be offered to both Houses; which is commended by the Lords to this House: The Ordinance whereupon Mr. Hawkins' Petition is grounded, determines the Ninth of this January.

Bothell Rectory.

An Ordinance, now sent from the Lords, for making Mr. John Thompson, a godly orthodox Divine, Rector of the Rectory of Bothell in the County of Northumberland, was read; and, upon the Question, passed.

Ministers of Religion.

Ordered, That, on Friday Morning next, the Ordinances that are lying in this House, for supplying Churches with godly and orthodox Ministers, be read.

Marquis of Winton.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth concur with the Lords, That the Marquis of Winton be continued out of Prison, upon his former Security, for Four Months longer.

Letters from Scotts Commissioners.

Ordered, That, on Wednesday Morning next the Letters from the Scotts Commissioners, now read, be again read, and taken into Consideration.

Gibbes', &c. Payment.

An Ordinance, now sent from the Lords, for the Discharge of Mr. Gibbes, Mr. Noell, and Mr. Francis Ashe, for the Payment of the Two hundred thousand Pounds paid by them according to the Articles and Ordinances of Parliament, was read; and, upon the Question, passed.

Earl of Cleveland.

The Question being put, For concurring with the Lords in continuing the Earl of Cleveland out of Prison, upon his former Security;

It passed with the Negative.

White discharged.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth concur with the Lords in granting the Petition of Andrew White, now read; and do Order, That Andrew White, a Jesuit, who was brought out of America into this Kingdom, by Force, upon an English Ship, and is now a Prisoner in Newgate, be forthwith discharged of his Imprisonment: And that he do depart the Kingdom within Fifteen Days after his Discharge from his Imprisonment.

Ordered, That Andrew White shall have Fifteen Days time to go out of the Kingdom, after the Time of his Discharge from his Imprisonment: And that, upon Certificate from the Recorder of London, or others, whom it concerns to certify so much, That the said Andrew White is discharged from his Imprisonment, that Mr. Speaker do grant a Warrant, that the said Andrew White may go out of the Kingdom accordingly.

Hawkins' Petition.

Ordered, That, as to the Ordinance and Petition of Mr. Wm. Hawkins, Merchant, this House will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Prisoners pardoned.

The Lords and Commons, assembled in Parliament, do order and agree unto the Pardon, signed by Serjeant Jermyn and Serjeant Green, for pardoning divers Prisoners; who, for just Causes appearing upon their Tryals, were spared from Execution by the said Judges; and some by others, Judges and Justices in the Northern Circuit, certifying them to be fit Subjects for Mercy.

The Lords and Commons, assembled in Parliament, do order and agree unto the Pardon signed by Mr. Justice Rolle, for Pardoning of divers Prisoners remaining in the several Gaols within the Midland Circuit; some whereof were formerly reprieved, and left in Gaol spared from Execution; and some, their Facts being small, and their first Offences, whom the said Judge spared from Execution, certifying them to be fit Subjects of Mercy.

Tumult at Canterbury.

Mr. Bois reports a Letter, to be sent to the Committee of Kent, concerning the late Tumult and Insurrection at Canterbury: . . . . was read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Gell, a Member of this House, shall have . . . . . to go into the Country.

Colonel Lilbourne.

Ordered, That, on Wednesday next, the first Business after Goldsmiths Hall Reports, the House do resume the Consideration of the Report, formerly made, concerning Lieutenant Colonel Lilbourne: And that Mr. Speaker do put the House in mind hereof.

Westmorland Petition.

The humble Petition of divers Customary Tenants in the County of Westmorland, in behalf of themselves, and the rest of the Customary Tenants there, was this Day read.

Sir R. King's Accompts.

Ordered, That Sir Robert King be referred to the Committee of Accompts; to state and certify the Accompts of his personal Pay in the Service of Ireland, since the War managed there by the Parliament of England.

Chichester Sufferers.

Ordered, That the Members of this House that serve for the County of Sussex, or any Place there, or any Five of them, be a Committee for the poor People that had their Houses burnt about Chichester; and to certify their Opinions to the House: And have Power to meet de die in diem.

Answer to Lords.

Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message: And as to that Part concerning the Earl of Cleveland, and concerning Mr. Hawkins, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.