House of Commons Journal Volume 5
11 January 1648

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 11 January 1648', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 5: 1646-1648 (1802), pp. 425-427. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25273 Date accessed: 18 September 2014.


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Die Martis, 11 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.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Seven hundred Fourscore and Eight Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Peter Dayrell, of Liddingston in the County of Bucks, Esquire: His Offence, That he deserted his Dwelling, and went to Oxford: He rendered upon the Articles of Surrender thereof: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Three hundred and Ninety-four Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Seven hundred Fourscore and Eight Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Peter Dayrell, of Liddington in the County of Bucks, 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 to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Four hundred Twenty-and-eight Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of George Chamberlaine, of Wickham in the County of Oxford, Gentleman: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament; He rendered before December 1645: His Estate, in Fee Tail, per Annum, Two hundred and Four Pounds; for Two Lives, per Annum, Sixteen Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Four hundred and Twenty-eight Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto George Chamberlaine, of Wickham in the County of Oxford, 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.

Delinquents.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Three hundred and Eighteen Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of John Fletcher, of Morley, in the County of Chester, Gentleman; and Richard Fletcher his Son and Heir Apparent: The Father's Delinquency, That he deserted his Dwelling, and lived in the Enemies Quarters: The Son was in Arms against the Parliament: They rendered in April 1646: The Estate, in Fee, in Possession, per Annum, Thirty-two Pounds Twelve Shillings and Eight-pence; for Three Lives, per Annum, One hundred Twenty-five Pounds One Shilling and Four-pence: Out of which Allowance is made for Two hundred Pounds Debt: Which leaves the Fine, at a Sixth, Three hundred and Eighteen Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto John Fletcher, and Richard Fletcher his Son and Heir Apparent, for their Delinquency, 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 Forty-and-nine Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Gawen Brathawaite, of Ambleside, in the County of Westmorland, Esquire: His Offence, That he was a Commissioner of Array; and executed the said Commission: He rendered before December 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Eighty-eight Pounds Six Shillings and Eight Pence; for Eight Years, per Annum, Four Pounds Ten Shillings: Out of which issues, for One Life, per Annum, Ten Pounds; for ever, per Annum, Ten Pounds Eight Shillings and Eight-pence: Which, being allowed, leaves the Fine, at a Tenth, One hundred and Forty-nine Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Gawen Brathwaite, of Ambleside in the County of Westmorland, 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 Six hundred and Fourscore Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Henry Gilbert, of Locko in the County of Derby, Esquire: His Offence, That he deserted his Dwelling, and lived in the Enemies Quarters: He rendered in November 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, One hundred and Forty Pounds; in old Rents, per Annum, Five Pounds; in Quit Rents, per Annum, Two hundred and Fifty Pounds; in Reversion, per Annum, Twenty-one Pounds Six Shillings and Eleven-pence; for Forty-four Years yet to come, per Annum, Forty-five Pounds; for Twenty Years to come, per Annum, Three Pounds: Out of which issues, for One Life, per Annum, One hundred and Sixteen Pounds; for ever, per Annum, Thirteen Pounds Five Shillings and Eleven-pence; also a Mortgage upon his Lands, Four hundred and Twenty Pounds: Which being allowed, leaves the Fine, at a Tenth, Six hundred and Eighty-pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Henry Gilbert, of Locko in the County of Derby, 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.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Samuell Sandis, of Ombersley in the County of Worcester, Esquire, upon the Fine of One thousand Forty-and-five Pounds, for his Delinquency, and for taking off the Sequestration of his Estates, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Mr. Rigby.

Ordered, That, on Friday Morning next, the Report concerning Mr. Alexander Rigby be made, the first Business after the Reports of Goldsmiths Hall: And that no other Business do intervene.

Barker's Accompts.

Ordered, That Colonel Barker, late Governor of Coventry, a Member of this House, be referred to the Committee of Accompts, forthwith to state and certify his Accompts, and take into Consideration the Time of his being Governor of the City of Coventry.

Earl of St. Albanes Debt.

Ordered, That Mr. Wheeler do make a Report on Saturday next, of the Business touching a Debt from the Earl of St. Albanes to the Earl of Northumberland.

Civilians, &c.

Ordered, That, Friday next, Mr. Hill do make Report of the Matter concerning the Civilians, and concerning the Register's Place of the Prerogative Court.

Grant to Harcus.

Ordered, That Mr. Pocock, one of the Treasurers for maimed Soldiers, do pay the Sum of Ten Pounds unto the Friends of Mrs. Magdalen Harcus, Widow to Captain Harcus, who was slain in the Parliament Service at Gloucester, lately dead, who hath not left any Thing to bury her; to be accounted in part of her Husband's Arrears.

Ordinance of Supply.

An Ordinance for assessing and levying the monthly Sums of Twenty thousand Pounds, for carrying on the War in Ireland, was this Day read the First time; and ordered to be read the Second time on Saturday Morning next, the first Business after the Reports at Goldmiths Hall.

Irish Affairs.

It is further Ordered, That, at the same time, Sir Gilbert Gerard and Mr. Annesley, do make the Reports, from the Committee of Irish Affairs, that are in their Hands.

Irish Adventurers.

Ordered, That the Sum of One thousand Pounds, that is come in upon the late Ordinance for Adventurers for Ireland, be forthwith paid unto the Vice Treasurer at Wars for Ireland, and by him sent into Munster in Ireland, together with the Letters and Orders of the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland at Derby House; the said Sum of One thousand Pounds to be accounted as Part of the Sum of Ten thousand Pounds, assigned by former Order, for the Relief of the Forces in Munster.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Money for Ireland.

Ordered, That the Treasurers for Ireland, at Grocers Hall, or any Two of them, do view and take care, that all such Monies as shall be returned or sent in Specie into Ireland, be good, lawful, and current Monies, and neither washed, clipped, or any other way depraved or lessened.

Army Declaration.

The House being informed, that divers principal Officers of the Army were at the Door;

They were called in: And Sir Hardres Waller acquainted the House, That the General had commanded Seven Colonels of them, with other Officers of Rank and Quality, in the Name of the whole Army, to make their humble Addresses to this House: They have represented their Intentions, in Writing, in that which is called a Declaration; And they do refer it, that it shall have either Name or Life, and be exposed to View, according as it shall receive Approbation and Direction from this House.

The Officers being withdrawn, the Paper delivered in by the said Officers was read; and was stiled, "A Declaration from his Excellency Sir Thomas Fairefax, and the General Council of the Army, of their Resolutions to the Parliament, in their Proceedings concerning the King;" and signified at the latter End, That it was resolved in the Affirmative, at the General Council of the Army, January the Ninth 1647, nemine contradicente.

Resolved, &c. That this Declaration be now read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of this Declaration; and doth Order, That the Thanks of this House be returned to the General and Army for it.

Resolved, &c. That this Declaration be forthwith printed and published, by Order of this House.

The Officers were again called in: And Mr. Speaker, by Command of the House, gave them the hearty Thanks of this House, for this so seasonable a Declaration; and, by them, to the General and whole Army.-Acquainted them, That the House do very well approve of it; and have ordered it to be forthwith printed and published.

London Provincial Assembly.

The House being informed, that divers Ministers of the Provincial Assembly of London were at the Door;

They were called in: And one Mr. Arthur Jackson did present a Petition, intituled, "The humble Petition of the Provincial Assembly of London."

The which (the Petitioners being withdrawn) was read.

Resolved, &c. That this Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for Publick Grievances.

Ordered, That Mr. Ashhurst, Mr. Rous, Mr. Tate, Mr. Bois, Sir Henry Heyman, Sir Peter Wentworth, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Sir Edward Hungerford, Mr. Leman, be added to this Committee: And the Care of the Business of this Petition is more particularly referred to Mr. Ashhurst and Mr. Rous.

Resolved, &c. That the Thanks of this House be returned to the Petitioners.

The Petitioners were again called in: And Mr. Speaker, by the Command of the House, acquainted them, That the House had already taken many of the Particulars of the Petition into Consideration; and had, notwithstanding, particularly referred this Petition to a speedy Consideration; and that the House do return them Thanks for their Care in this Business.

Answer to Scotts Paper.

Ordered, That, on Saturday Morning next, the respective Committees appointed to prepare an Answer to the Scotts Papers, and to shew the Ground of passing the late Votes concerning the King, do bring in the same.

Navy.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the Navy be resumed To-morrow Morning, the first Business after the Reports of Goldsmiths Hall; and nothing to intervene.

Derby House Committee.

Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Members of both Houses, that are of the Committee at Derby House, to employ such Persons as they shall think fit, as Secretaries: And that they shall have Power to communicate to those Persons so employed, for their better Information, and enabling them to perform the Services expected from them, such Letters and Informations as shall come to their Hands: And that the Clerk of the House do deliver unto the Persons so employed, Copies of such things as shall be transacted here, which they shall require, as necessary for these Services: And that the said Committee shall have Power to charge upon the Revenue, not exceeding a Thousand Pounds, for one Year, such Sums of Monies as they shall think sitting, for Salaries, to be allowed to the Persons so employed; and for incident Charges to Clerks, for transcribing Copies to be made use of in these Services.

It is further Ordered, That the Persons so to be employed shall have Power, and are required and enjoined, to publish such Things, from time to time, as they shall judge fitting, for vindicating the Justice and Honour of the Parliament.

Ordered, That Mr. Henry Parker be recommended to this Committee.

Publishing Libels, &c.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee appointed to restrain the Printing and Publishing of libellous and scandalous Pamphlets, to employ such Person or Persons as they shall think fit, to prosecute, at Law, such Printers and Publishers of libellous and scandalous Pamphlets.