House of Commons Journal Volume 5
12 January 1648

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 12 January 1648', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 5: 1646-1648 (1802), pp. 427-429. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25274 Date accessed: 02 October 2014.


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Die Mercurii, 12 Januarii, 1647.

Prayers.

Delinquents.

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

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of One hundred Twenty-and-five Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of George Rives, of Rauston in the County of Dorsett, Gentleman: His Offence, That he was a Commissioner in raising Monies to maintain the Forces raised against the Parliament: He rendered in November 1645: His Estate, for One Life, per Annum, One hundred and Twenty-five Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is One hundred and Twenty-five Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto George Rives, of Rauston, in the County of Dorsett, 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 Ninety-and-four Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Lyon Bamfield, of Pulehill, in the County of York, Gentleman: His Offence, That he deserted his Dwelling, and lived in the Enemies Quarters: He rendered before the First of May 1646: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Seventy-eight Pounds; in personal Estate, Nine hundred Pounds: Out of which issues, for One Life, per Annum, Fifty Pounds: Which leaves the Fine, at a Sixth, Two hundred and Ninety-four Pounds

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Lyon Bamfield, of Pulehill 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 to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Two hundred and Ten Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Christopher Dudley, of Yanwith in the County of Westmorland, Esquire: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered in September 1644: His Estate, in Fee, and Fee Tail, per Annum, Ninety Pounds: after One Life, per Annum, Forty Pounds; personal Estate, Thirty Pounds: Out of which issues, per Annum, Six Pounds Four Shillings, for ever: Which leaves the Fine, at a Tenth, Two hundred and Ten . . . . . .

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Christofer Dudley of Yanwith 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 Eight hundred Twenty-and-eight Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Sir Francis Monckton, of Fowden, in the County of York, Knight; and Philip Monckton, Esquire, his Son and Heir Apparent: The Father's Offence, That he deserted his Dwelling, and lived in York, whiles it was a Garison held against the Parliament: He rendered in November 1645: The Offence of the Son, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered upon the Surrender of York: The Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Four hundred and Four Pounds Six Shillings; in old Rents, per Annum, Two Pounds Ten Shillings; in Debts, Two hundred and Fourteen Pounds Ten Shillings: Out of which issues, for One Life, per Annum, Eight Pounds; for ever, per Annum, Four Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence: Which, being allowed, leaves the Fine, at a Tenth, Eight hundred and Twentyeight Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Sir Francis Monckton, of Fowden, in the County of York, Knight, and Philip Monckton, Esquire, 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 Fifty Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of John Cooke the younger, of Ashton in the County of Northampton, Gentleman: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered before the First of May 1646: His Estate, for Fortythree Years, per Annum, Sixty Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Sixth, is One hundred and Fifty Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto John Cooke the younger, of Ashton in the County of Northampton, 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 Three hundred Threescore and Four Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Richard Taylour, of Earnley in the County of Sussex, Gentleman: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered upon the Articles of Truro: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, One hundred Eighty-two Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Three hundred and Sixty-four . . . . . .

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Richard Taylor of Earnley in the County of Sussex, Gentleman, for his Delinquency, and for taking off the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Minister to Isle of Wight.

Ordered, That Mr. Lisle do speak with such Ministers as he shall think fit, for the Sending of One to the Isle of Wight, to the Family attending the King's Person.

Obnoxious Publication.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the Pamphlet, intituled, "A solemn Protestation of the free-born People of England," be referred to the Examination of the Committee for Complaints; to inquire after the Printers, Publishers, Divulgers, and A bettors of it; and of the Affront done to an Officer that pulled it down from a Post, or some other publick Place, where it was fixed, in Cheapside.

Chester Petition.

Ordered, That the Letter and Petition from the County of Chester be read on this Day Sevennight, the first Business after the Reports of Goldsmiths Hall.

Carisbrooke Castle.

Ordered, That the Desires of the Governor of the Isle of Wight, for the Fortifying and Strengthening of Carisbrook Castle, be referred to the Committee for the Army.

East India Company.

Ordered, That, To-morrow, the first Business after the Reports of Goldsmiths Hall, the Petitions from the East India Company be read, and taken into Consideration.

Ld. Brook's Son.

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

The Lords taking into Consideration the faithful Service of Robert Lord Brook, who lost his Life in the Service of the Parliament; upon whose Death the Houses promised to take Care for the Breeding and Maintenance of that Child which his Lady was with Child of at that Time; and now, in regard the Child grows up to Years fit to be educated, and no Provision being made for him by the said Lord Brook, the Lords desire, That the House of Commons would take some speedy Course for some Provision for his Education, and future Subsistence; and do recommend the Petition of the said Lady to the House; to which she is encouraged by a former Promise from this House.

The Petition was read.

The humble Petition of the Lady Catheryn Brooke, directed to this House, and presented by a Member of this House, was read.

Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Five thousand Pounds be provided for Foulke Grevile, one of the Sons of the late Lord Brook, slain in the Parliament's Service; the which Son was born after the Death of the said Lord Brook: And that the said Sum of Five thousand Pounds do issue, and be raised, out of the Lands and Estates of the Earl of Antrim, and the Duchess of Bucks his Lady: And that the said respective Committees, Sequestrators, or other Persons whom it may concern, in the several Counties where any of the said Estates of the Earl of Antrim, or Duchess of Bucks, lies, are hereby required and enjoined, from time to time, to pay the growing Profits and Revenue of the said Estates unto the Lady Brook, Mother of the said Foulke Grevile the Son, or such Trustees as she shall appoint to receive the same, until the said Sum of Five thousand Pounds be fully and clearly paid and satisfied: The which said Sum of Five thousand Pounds is to be disposed of, and employed for the Advantage and Provision of Maintenance of the said Foulke Grevile: And that the Acquittance or Acquittances of the said Lady Brooke, or Trustees by her appointed, shall be, from time to time, a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the said respective Committees, Sequestrators, or other Person, for the Payment of the said Rents and Profits accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Mr. Knightley is appointed to carry it to the Lords.

Report deferred.

Ordered, That, on Monday Morning next, Mr. Tate do make Report of the Ordinance in his Hands for satisfying a Debt due from this House to the Shoemaker of Northampton.

Message from Lords.

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

The Lords have commanded us to return unto you an Ordinance, which moved first from hence, for the raising of Fifty thousand Pounds for Ireland: The which they have agreed unto, with one Proviso:-The Petition of Alexander Thayne, Esquire, Gentleman Usher of the House of Peers: Which they recommend to the Consideration of this House.

Worcester House, &c.

The Proviso was read; and was, for excepting the Mansion House called Worcester House, in the Strand; and was assented unto; with the Addition of an Exception of a Tenement now in the Possession of Major General Skippon, in Long Acre in the Parish of Martin's in the Fields, in the County of Middlesex.

Answers to Lords.

Answer returned by the First Messengers; That this House has taken their Lordships Message into Consideration; and will speedily send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Answer returned by the Second Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message; and will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Lord Roxborough, &c.

Ordered, That, on Thursday next come Sevennight, Mr. Robert Goodwyn do make Report of the Business in his Hands, concerning the Lord Roxborough, and others.

Navy Supply.

Mr. Marten reports from the Committee of the Admiralty and Cinque Ports, That it was represented unto that Committee, from the Commissioners of the Navy, That there must of necessity be speedily provided, for the present Occasions of the Navy, for setting forth the next Summer's Fleet, the Sum of Seventy thousand Pounds; whereof Forty thousand Pounds to be presently provided, and the Remainder in March next.

Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of the Army, and the Committee of the Navy (joined, as to this Business), to meet this Afternoon; and to consider How, and in what Manner, the Sum of Forty thousand Pounds may be presently raised, for the present Supply of the Occasions of the Navy.

Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning, Mr. Sam. Browne do make Reports of the Business concerning Tobaccoes.

Ordered, That the Revenue called the Old Customs, heretofore received and Disposed of by the Committee of the Revenue, be from henceforth paid in to the Treasurer of the Navy, and disposed as all other Monies arising from the Customs, to the Use of the Navy: And the Collectors of that Revenue are appointed to take Notice hereof, and to comply herewith, in paying the said Old Customs, accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth declare, and so order, That the Monies arising upon the Customs, in the several Ports, be paid and applied only to the Use of the Navy; and by no means, or upon any Pretence, any other way diverted.

Alum Business.

Ordered, That, on Saturday Morning next, the Reports concerning the Alum Business be made.

Hampshire Arrears, &c.

Ordered, That Sir Henry Mildmay, Sir Thomas Jervoice, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Kempe, and Mr. Love, nominated in the Commission of Oyer and Terminer for the County of Hants, be hereby required forthwith to go down into that County, upon that Service: And that the said Gentlemen be likewise required to employ their Endeavours for the speedy bringing in the Six Months Assessments of the Sixty thousand Pounds per mensem in that County.

Receiver of Yorkshire.

Ordered, That To-morrow Morning, Sir Henry Mildmay do make Report, from the Committee of the Revenue, of the Business concerning the Receiver's Place of Yorkshire.

Collection in Holland for Irish Protestants.

The humble Petition of Adam Lawrence, Dierick Oste, Maurice Thompson, and Nicholas Corsellis, of London, Merchants, was this Day read; to which was annexed an Account of the Charity of the People of the United Provinces, bestowed for Relief of the Protestants in Ireland, collected and brought in by their Service and Labour. And

It is Ordered, That this Petition, and the Account annexed, be referred to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, usually sitting in the Star-chamber; to view and peruse the Account; and to report their Opinions to the House, What they think fit to be done upon it; and what Reimbursements are fit to be made to the Petitioners; and to consider of some fitting Manifestation to be made to the People of the United Provinces, in Acknowledgment of their pious and charitable Sense and Feeling of the miserable Condition of the Protestants in Ireland, expressed in their Benevolence for the Relief of those Protestants, amounting to the Sum of Thirty-one thousand Two hundred and Eighteen Pounds Twelve Shillings Five Pence Sterling.

The Care of this Business is more particularly referred to Sir John Temple.

Ordered, That the Thanks of this House be given to the Petitioners, for their great Pains and Charity expressed in this Service.

The Petitioners were called in: And Mr. Speaker, by Command of the House, acquainted them, What Way the House had put their Petition, and the Account annexed, into; and did return them the Thanks of this House.

Irish Adventurers.

Sir John Temple brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Order for paying in the Monies that shall come in upon the late Ordinance for Adventurers in Ireland, to the Vice Treasurer for Ireland.

Colonel Lilbourne.

Ordered, That, on Friday Morning next, the Report concerning Lieutenant Colonel Lilbourne be resumed.

Portesmouth, &c. Garisons.

The humble Petition of the Garison of Portesmouth was read. And

It is Ordered, That, for the future, it be in very special manner recommended and referred to the Committee of the Army, to provide, that the Garisons of Portesmouth, Southampton, Hurst Castle, and Southsea Castle, may be constantly and duly paid, and furnished with Ammunition: And, that they do confer, and take care, with the Committee of the Revenue, that the old Establishment for the said Garisons may be duly paid.

It is further Ordered, That the Gentlemen Members of this House, of the County of Southampton, do meet and consider with themselves, and take some effectual Course, that the Arrears of the Garison of Portesmouth may be stated, and some speedy Satisfaction of their Arrears made them.