House of Commons Journal Volume 5
14 January 1648

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 14 January 1648', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 5: 1646-1648 (1802), pp. 431-433. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25276 Date accessed: 24 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Die Veneris, 14 Januarii, 1647.

Prayers.

Delinquents.

Mr. John Ashe reports 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 Three hundred and Thirty Pound, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of George Thorold, of Boston in the County of Lincoln, Gentleman: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered upon the Articles of Newark: His Estate, in Fee, in Possession, per Annum, One hundred Thirty-three Pounds Sixteen Shillings and Eight-pence; for Five Years, per Annum, Nine Pounds: Out of which issues, for One Life, Fifty Pounds: Which leaves the Fine, at a Sixth, Three hundred and Thirty Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto George Thorold, of Boston 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 to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Seven hundred Fifty-and-three Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Richard Bassett, of Beaupree in the County of Glamorgan, Esquire: His Offence, That he was a Commissioner of Array, and executed the Office of High Sheriff, contrary to the Ordinance of Parliament: He rendered in March 1645: His Estate, in Fee, in Possession, per Annum, One hundred and Ninety-nine Pounds; in Reversion, per Annum, One hundred and Eighty-eight Pounds; for Three Lives, per Annum, Thirty-two Pounds Two Shillings; for his Wife's Life, per Annum, Forty Pounds: Out of which issues Three Pounds Five Shillings per Annum, for ever: Which leaves the Fine, at a Sixth, Seven hundred and Fifty-three Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Richard Bassett, of Beaupree in the County of Glamorgan, 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 Forty-eight Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Walter Noell, of Hilcoat in the County of Stafford, Gentleman: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered before December 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Forty-four Pounds; after One Life, per Annum, Forty Pounds; more, in Reversion, per Annum, Twenty Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is One hundred and Forty-eight Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Walter Noell, of Hilcoate in the County of Stafford, 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 Five thousand One hundred and Threescore Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Sir Henry Frederick Thynne, of Caurse Castle in the County of Salop, Knight: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered before the First of May 1646: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Two thousand One hundred and Eight Pounds; in old Rents, per Annum, Thirty-five Pounds; in personal Estate, Two hundred Pounds: Out of which issue, per Annum, for ever, Nine Pounds: Which leaves the Fine, at a Sixth, Seven thousand One hundred and Sixty Pounds: But if he shall settle the Rectory of Kempford, whereof he hath a Lease for Eighty Years to come, being of the Value of One hundred Pounds per Annum, and the Rectory of Buckland and Laverton, of the Value of One hundred Pounds per Annum, wherein he hath an Estate in Tail, upon Nathaniell Stephens, Thomas Hodges, Robert Jenner, and John Stephens, Esquires, to be employed for the Maintenance of the Ministry, in such Sort as by both Houses of Parliament shall be appointed; then he is to be allowed for the same Two thousand Pounds: Which will leave the Fine Five thousand One hundred and Threescore Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Sir Henry Frederick Thynne, of Caurse Castle in the County of Salop, 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 to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Buller and Mr. Thomas Moore, Members of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.

Vernon's Petition.

A Letter from the General, from Windsore, of 13 Januarii 1647, was this Day read; recommending to the House the Petition and Desire of Captain John Vernon, an Officer in his Army.

The humble Petition of the said Captain John Vernon, inclosed in the said Letter, and recommended by the General, was likewise read.

Weaver's Claims.

The humble Petition of John Weaver Gentleman was this Day read.

It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, to examine the State of the Damages expressed in the said Petition: And, if the said Damages shall be made to appear to the said Committee, that then the said Committee do prepare and bring in an Ordinance for passing over, to the said John Weaver, the Lands omitted or undervalued, in the Particular delivered in to the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall by Sir George Dalston and Sir Wm. Dalston upon their making their Compositions for their Delinquencies at Goldsmiths Hall, until the said Mr. Weaver shall be reimbursed the full Sum of Six hundred Pounds, in full Satisfaction of the Debt demanded in the said Petition; and in full Repair of the Damages and Losses expressed in the said Petition, to be sustained by the said Mr. John Weaver, for his Affection and Adherence to the Parliament.

Delinquents Fines.

Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning, with the Reports at Goldsmiths Hall, the Ordinance for remitting all Fines to such Delinquents as are not worth Two hundred Pounds in Value, be reported.

Sequestrations.

Upon Colonel White's Report;

It is Resolved, &c. That Commissioners be appointed, by Commission, under the Great Seal of England, for every County, to put in Execution all the Ordinances of Sequestration: And that they do sequester all such Papists and Delinquents as ought to be sequestered, and are not yet sequestered, in the said several Counties; and continue under Sequestration such as are already under Sequestration, and not discharged: And that they do improve the Revenues and Estates sequestered by them, or others, formerly, to the most Advantage for the Commonwealth.

Lord Greie's Officers.

Ordered, That, on Monday Morning next, the Petition of the Lord Greie's Officers be read.

Marshal of King's Bench.

Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of Complaints, to examine all the Complaints against the Marshal of the King's Bench: And that Mr. Whitelock, Colonel White, Colonel Birch, Sir Henry Mildmay, Mr. Knightley, Mr. John Ashe, Mr. Myles Corbett, Sir John Bowser, Mr. Hallowes, Mr. Holland, Mr. Leman, Sir John Danvers, Sir Henry Heyman, Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Maynard, Sir Francis Pyle, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Sir Thomas Wroth, Sir Richard Lucy, be added to the said Committee, as to this Business: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records.

Prisoners in King's Bench.

Ordered, That Sir Lewis Dive, a Prisoner in the King's Bench, for actual levying War against the Parliament, be kept in streight and close Custody, within the House of the King's Bench: And the Marshal of the King's Bench is hereby enjoined to take care, that this Order be duly complied with.

Ordered, That Mr. Solicitor do take care for the effectual Prosecution of the Tryal against Sir John Stoell in the King's Bench, this Term.

Ordered, That Mr. Solicitor be enjoined to prosecute, with Effect, and bring to Tryal, Sir Lewis Dive, in the King's Bench, this Term.

Ordered, That Mr. Solicitor be enjoined to prosecute, with Effect, and bring to Tryal, Mr. David Jenkins, in the King's Bench, this Term.

The Serjeant is appointed to deliver these Orders to Mr. Solicitor this Afternoon.

Earl of Cleveland.

Ordered, That the Earl of Cleveland be forthwith remanded to the Tower: And the Lieutenant of the Tower enjoined to keep him there in safe Custody.

Removing Malignants, &c.

Ordered, That the several and respective Committees of the Militia of London, Westminster, Hamlets of the Tower, and Borough of Southwark, be enjoined forthwith to put in Execution the Ordinance for putting Malignants and Delinquents out of Town: And that they be diligent in making Searches, and do apprehend and secure all such Papists and Delinquents as remain in Town, contrary to the said Ordinance.

Ordered, That the Committee of Complaints shall have Power, and be hereby enjoined, to send for and apprehend such Papists and Malignants as do remain in Town, contrary to the Ordinance of Parliament; and commit such shall be brought before them: And that they shall have Power to employ such Persons as they shall think fit, for the Discovery of such Papists and Malignants; and to appoint them reasonable Recompences and Rewards.

It is further Ordered, That the Committee of the Revenue do forthwith pay unto the said Committee, or such as they shall appoint to receive the same, the Sum of One hundred Pounds; to be disposed of by Order of the said Committee, in recompensing Persons so employed by them upon Discoveries.

Riots in London.

Ordered, That the Lord Mayor, and the Justices, be required forthwith to prosecute effectually, at this Sessions, the late Riots in Fleetstreet, and other Parts of London; and bring the Offenders to speedy Punishment, according to Law: And that Sir Thomas Soame and Colonel Venne are required forthwith to acquaint the Court with this Order.

London Assessments.

Ordered, That Sir Thomas Soame and Colonel Ven do forthwith acquaint the Court of Aldermen and Commissioners, with the Desire of this House, that they would use all Diligence in the speedy Bringing in of the Six Months Assessments of the Sixty thousand Pounds per mensem.

Parliament Guard.

Ordered, That the General do forthwith take Course for the Safety and Security of the Parliament; and send a convenient Strength of Horse and Foot, not less than Two thousand, to be quartered at Whitehall, and the Mewse.

The Committee of the Army is appointed to take care forthwith to send this Order to the General.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Army, to take care, that the Soldiers that shall be quartered here may be no Burden to the Inhabitants.

Civilians, &c.

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

Quartering Soldiers in Whitehall, &c.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Whitehall, to take Order, That Whitehall and the Mewse be prepared and made convenient for the Receiving and Quartering of the Soldiers that are to be quartered there: And that the said House and Mewse be cleared and voided, and left clear and free for the Soldiers and Officers only: And that the Committee which is now the Committee of Whitehall be the Committee of Somersett House likewise: And that they do take Care, that the Prince Elector, and Members of both Houses, that are now lodged in Whitehall, may be accommodated at Somersett House in the first Place: And, if there be Accommodation for more, that then such as were formerly lodged in Whitehall by the Committee, that are well-affected Persons, may be lodged there: And that the said Committee shall have Power to remove all such Persons out of Somersett House as they shall think fit: And the several Quarter-masters of the Forces, to be quartered as aforesaid, are to attend this Committee upon that Business of lodging and quartering those Forces.

Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of the Revenue, and Committee of Whitehall, to take care for the laying up and Preservation of the Stuff in Whitehall.

Ordered, That the Committee of Whitehall do forthwith take care, that Whitehall and the Mewse may be accommodated with Bedding, and other Provision, fitting for Receiving of the said Forces: And that the Committee of the Revenue do meet this Afternoon, and forthwith pay unto the Committee of Whitehall so much Money as may bear the charge of making such Provisions.

Parliament Guard.

Ordered, That Colonel Baxter do take Care, that a Guard of Five hundred Soldiers may attend the Houses To-morrow, and on Monday next.

Westminster Militia.

Mr. Wheeler reports the Amendments to the additional Ordinance for the Committee of the Militia of Westminster: The which were twice read.

The Question being put, For Continuance of this Ordinance for Two Years only;

It passed with the Negative.

Resolved, &c. That the Time for the Continuance of this Ordinance shall be during the Pleasure of both Houses.

The Amendments were, upon the Question, assented unto.

Then the Ordinance, so amended, upon the Question, passed; and is ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That Alexander Rigby, Philip Smythe, and Nicholas Love, Esquires, be added to the Committee, of the Militia of Westminster.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Navy Supply.

Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning, after the Reports of Goldsmiths Hall, the first Business, notwithstanding any former Order, the Business for supplying the Navy be taken into further Consideration, according to the Order Yesterday made.