House of Commons Journal Volume 6
19 September 1648

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 19 September 1648', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 6: 1648-1651 (1802), pp. 21-24. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25472 Date accessed: 21 August 2014.


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Die Martis, 19 Septembris, 1648.

Prayers.

Delinquents.

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

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Three thousand Five hundred Eighty-two Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Sir Gervas Scroope, of Cockerington in the County of Lincolne, Knight, and Adrian Scroope, Esquire, his Son and Heir-apparent: Their Offences, That they were in Arms against the Parliament: They rendered upon the Articles of Newarke: The Estate, in Fee and Fee Tail, per Annum, One thousand Six hundred and Five Pounds Five Shillings and Eight-pence; for Three Lives, per Annum, Forty Pounds; for Fourteen Years, per Annum, Six Pounds Seventeen Shillings; in Goods and Debts, One thousand Eight hundred and Thirty-five Pounds; out of which issues, for ever, Per Annum, Sixty-four Pounds One Shilling and Two-pence; for One Life, per Annum, Twenty Pounds: Which, being allowed, leaves the . . . ., at a Sixth, Four thousand Six hundred and Eighty-two Pounds: But if they settle the Rectory of Grimbleby, valued at Fifty Pounds per Annum, upon the Minister of Grimbleby, and his Successors, for ever; and the Third Part of the Rectory of Gedney, valued at Thirty Pounds per Annum, upon the Minister of Holbedge, and His Successors, for ever; and also the Rectory at Cockerington, valued at Forty Pounds per Annum, upon the Minister of Cockerington, and his Successors, for the Term of Four Lives; then to be allowed for the same Eleven hundred Pounds; and the Fine to remain Three thousand Five hundred and Eighty-two Pounds.

An Ordinance, for granting a Pardon unto Sir George Scroope, of Cockerington in the County of Lincoln, Knight, and Adrian his Son, for their Delinquency, and for taking off the Sequestration of their Estates, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, That this House doth accept of the Sum . . Five hundred and Fourscore Pounds, for a Fine for the Delinquency of Geoffrey Palmer, of Carleton in the County of Northampton, Esquire: His Delinquency, That being a Member of the honourable House of Commons, he deserted the Parliament, and went to Oxford: He rendered upon those Articles: His Estate, in Fee, in Possession, per Annum, Three hundred and Twenty-four Pounds Twelve Shillings and Four-pence; in Goods and Debts, Two thousand Two hundred and Forty-five Pounds; and he owes One thousand Three hundred and Forty-six Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence: There is also issuing out of his Estate, for ever, per Annum, Sixty-six Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence: Which, being allowed, leaves the Fine, at a Tenth, Five hundred and Eighty Pounds.

An Ordinance, for granting a Pardon unto Geoffrey Palmer, of Carleton in the County of Northampton, 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 One thousand Three hundred Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Wm. Dallison, of Greetwell in the County of Lincoln, Esquire, and Robert Dallison his Son: The Offence of the Father was, That he left his Habitation, and resided in the Enemies Quarters; the Son was in Arms against the Parliament: They rendered upon the Articles of Newark: Their Estate, in Fee, in Possession, per Annum, Two hundred Eighty-four Pounds Four Shillings and Four-pence; for Two Lives per Annum, Two hundred Thirty-two Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Eight-pence; personal Estate, Two hundred and Sixty-pounds: For which the Fine, at a Sixth, is One thousand Three hundred Pounds.

An Ordinance, for granting a Pardon unto Wm. Dallison, of Greetwell in the County of Lincoln, Esquire, and his Son Robert, for their Delinquency, and for taking off the Sequestration of their Estates, 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 thousand Six hundred and Ninety Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of John Viscount Scudamore, and James his Son and Heir-apparent: The Offence was in the Father, who lived in the City of Hereford, whilst it was a Garison held against the Parliament: He rendered before December 1645: His Estate in Fee, .. Possession, per Annum, One thousand Two hundred and Ninety-five Pounds Fourteen Shillings and Six-pence; after Ninetynine Years, per Annum, Three hundred and Thirty-five Pounds One Shilling; in Arrears of Rent, Two hundred and Twelve Pounds Sixteen Shillings and Two-pence: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Two thousand Six hundred and Ninety Pounds.

An Ordinance, for granting a Pardon unto John Viscount Scudamore, and James Scudamore his Son and Heirapparent, for their Delinquency, and for taking off the Sequestration of their Estates, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Delinquents.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Eight hundred Fifty-two Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Roger Mostyn, in the County of Flint, Esquire: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered upon the Articles of Flint Castle: His Estate, in Fee, after Sixteen Years, per Annum, Five hundred and Fifty Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence; in Fee, in Possession, per Annum, Eight Pounds Eighteen Shillings and Four-pence; in Reversion, after Two Lives, per Annum, Ninety-two Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence; in Reversion, after One Life, per Annum, One hundred and Fifty Pounds; more, in Reversion, after Three Lives, per Annum, One hundred and Fifty Pounds; for Two Lives, after One Life, per Annum, Sixteen Pounds; out of which issues, for ever, per Annum, Nine Pounds Seven Shillings and Seven-pence: Which, being allowed, leaves the Fine, at a Tenth, Eight hundred and Fifty-two Pounds.

An Ordinance, for granting a Pardon unto Roger Mostyn, in the County of Flint, 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 Seven hundred and Fourscore Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Wm. Sleaford, of Obthorpe in the County of Lincoln, Esquire: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered upon the Articles of Newark: His Estate in Fee and Fee Tail, per Annum, Two hundred and Eighty Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Sixth, is Seven hundred and Eighty Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Wm. Sleaford, of Obthorpe in the County of Lincoln, 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 Ninety-seven Pounds Sixteen Shillings and Eight-pence, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Edward Standish, of Newark in the County of Nottingham, Mercer: His Offence, That he adhered unto, and assisted, the Forces raised against the Parliament: He rendered upon the Articles of Newark: His Estate, in Fee, in Possession, per Annum, Ninety-five Pounds; in good Debts, One Thousand Eight hundred and Thirtyseven Pounds; and be owes Five hundred and Sixty Pounds One Shilling and Five-pence: His Fine, at a Sixth, is Four hundred and Ninety-seven Pounds Sixteen Shillings and Eight-pence.

An Ordinance, for granting a Pardon unto Edward Standish, of Newark in the County of Nottingham, Mercer, 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 Six hundred Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of John Smith, of Small Combes Court in the County of Gloucester, Esquire, Counsellor at Law: His Offence, That he left his Habitation, and resided in the Enemies Quarters: He rendered in November 1645: His Estate in Fee, in Possession, per Annum, Seventy Pounds; in Reversion, after One Life, per Annum, One hundred and Thirty Pounds; personal Estate, One hundred and Nine Pounds; out of which issues, for One Life, per Annum, Four Pounds; also Nine hundred Pounds Debts, charged upon the Lands: Which allowed, leaves the Fine, at a Third, Six hundred Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto John Smyth, of Small Combes Court in the County of Gloucester, Counsellor at Law, 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 Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Richard Spencer, of Orpington in the County of Kent, Esquire: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered upon the Articles of Oxford: His Estate, in Fee, in Possession, per Annum, Sixty-five Pounds; for Three Lives, per Annum, Three hundred and Thirty-four Pounds Five Shillings: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Six hundred and Thirty Pounds: But if he settle Forty Pounds per Annum, out of the Parsonage of Orpington, for the Maintenance of the Minister of Orpington, during his Lease of Three Lives, then to be allowed for the same Three hundred and Thirty Pounds; and the Fine to remain Three hundred Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Richard Spencer of Orpington 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 to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Three hundred and Fifty-four Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Gilbert Atkinson, of Newark in the County of Nottingham, Gentleman, and John Atkinson his Son: The Offence was in the Father, who lived in Newark, and adhered to the Forces raised against the Parliament: He rendered in March 1645: His Estate, for Two Lives, per Annum, One hundred and Forty Pounds; for One Life, per Annum, Sixty Pounds; for Five Years, per Annum, Forty Pounds; in Debts, One thousand Three hundred and Seventy-four Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Sixth, is Six hundred and Twenty-nine Pounds: But if he settle Fifty Pounds per Annum, out of the Rectory of Wellingore, for the Maintenance of the Ministry there, during the Term of Two Lives, then to be allowed for the same Two hundred Seventy-five Pounds; and the Fine to remain Three hundred and Fifty-four Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Gilbert Atkinson, of Newark, Gentleman, and John his Son, for their Delinquency, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Militia.

Ordered, That Sir Robert Harley do To-morrow Morning, the first Business, report the Ordinance for settling the Militia of the whole Kingdom.

Anderson's Fine.

Ordered, That, on the next Goldsmiths Hall Day, the Business concerning Mr.Stephen Anderson's Fine and Composition, be taken into Consideration.

Prestbury Ministry.

Ordered, upon a Petition of the Inhabitants of Prestbury, sent down from the Lords, That it be referred to the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, to proceed and contract with Thomas Lee, of Adlington, Esquire; and to purchase of him the Tythes of Bosley, lying within the Parish of Presbury within the County of Chester; and to allow it upon that Part of Mr.Leighe's Fine, as is yet unpaid: The said Tythes to be allowed for additional Maintenance for Ministry in the Chapelries of Prestbury in the County of Chester.

Bishop's Lands.

The House being informed, that the Contractors for Sale of Bishops Lands were at the Door;

They were called in: And Sir William Roberts did present a Petition to the House.

The which was read: and was intituled, The humble Petition of the Contractors appointed for the Sale of the Lands and Possessions of the late Archbishops and Bishops; desiring an additional Ordinance may pass, whereby some Defects, in an Ordinance of 14 Aprilis 1748, may be supplied.

An Ordinance, for the better clearing of one other Ordinance, of the Fourteenth of April 1648; enabling the Contractors named in the Ordinance of 16 Novembris 1646, for Sale of the Lands and Possessions of the late Archbishops and Bishops, to purchase and have Lands conveyed to them, in lieu of and towards their Salaries, expressed and allowed in several Ordinances of Parliament, was this Day read the First and Second Time; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Colonel Harvey is appointed to carry it to the Lords.

The humble Petition of John Blackwell, one of the Contractors for the Sale of Bishops Lands, was this Day read.

Whereas Mr. John Blackwell, one of the Contractors for the Sale of the Bishops Lands, upon the Desire of Mr. William Hewson in Surrey, in his Name, and for his Use, put a Note into the Box; in which he offered, for the Manor of Lambeth Wyke alias Wy Court, Thirteen Years Purchase for the present Rent, and above Six Years for the Reversion, being more than any other offered for the same; and that the said Mr. Hewson refuseth to go on with the Purchase, or to take up the Note, thinking it too dear: And whereas the said Mr. Blackwell, being one of the Contractors, is, by Ordinance of Parliament, prohibited to make any Purchase in his own Name, or to his own Use: It is Ordered, That the said Mr. Blackwell be freed and discharged from any Penalty or Prejudice, to come upon him, or his Estate, by reason of what he did towards the Purchase of the said Manor of Lambeth Wyke alias Wy Court, upon the Request of the said William Hewson, as aforesaid.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Essex Petition.

Ordered, That Mr. Gurdon do, on Thursday Morning next, present the Petition, and such other Matters as are desired by the Committee of Essex to be presented to the House.

Excise.

An Ordinance for enabling the Commissioners of Excise to pay the Interest for such Arms and Ammunition, as the Committee of the Army shall take up upon the Credit of the Ordinance for One hundred and Fifty thousand Pounds; which is to be deducted out of the Principal Money when the same becomes due; was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Thanks to County of Norsffolke.

Resolved, &c. That the House doth take Notice of the good Affections of the County of Norffolke, in their ready Compliance, and timely Supply of Monies to the Army in the Exigent of the Siege before Colchester: And that a Letter be prepared, and signed by Mr. Speaker, and sent to them, to take notice thereof; and give them the Thanks of this House.

The Committee of the Army is to prepare this Letter.

Army.

Resolved, &c, That this House doth approve of the Recruiting of the particular Regiments in the Army, to the full Number of the old Establishment; and of the Committees giving Order for the Payment of them accordingly to this Day: And that their Numbers be paid, for the future, according to their Musters, not exceeding the old Establishment.

Resolved, &c. That an Ordinance be prepared and brought in, for continuing the Assessments, for Pay of the Army for Six Months; to commence upon the Determination of the Ordinance now in Force: And that it be referred to the Committee of the Army, to prepare and bring in an Ordinance accordingly.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Army, to prepare and bring in a Letter, upon the Debate now had in the House, touching the more speedy and effectual, and orderly bringing in, the Assessments for the Army; and touching such Cases wherein Deduction shall be made for Free Quarter.

Resolved, &c. That, upon the Establishment for the Army, there be a Quartermaster allowed to each particular Company of Dragoons.

Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of the Army, to make Satisfaction for the Recruits of Horse, according to the former Order, in such manner as they shall think fit; and in like manner to make Provision of Cloaths, Shoes, and Stockings, according to the said former Order; and to pay for them by such Way as they shall think fit.

Prisoners of War.

Resolved, &c. That any Two of the Gentlemen, appointed to go down upon the Disposal of the Scotts Prisoners, joining with any one of the Committees in the several Counties, shall be the Quorum; and have Power to transact that Business, according to their former Order and Powers.

Ordered, That Colonel Weldon, Major Stracham, and the other Two Gentlemen appointed to go down upon the Disposal of the Scotts Prisoners, shall have Forty Pounds apiece allowed unto them, in Consideration of their Pains and Charges in this Service.

Parliament's Guard.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee at Haberdashers Hall, to examine the Fact, and Carriage of the Winecooper to the Parliament's Guards in the Mewse; and to report it to the House.

Prisoners of War.

Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Eightscore Pounds, appointed for Major Stracham, and the rest, ordered to go down upon the Disposal of the Scotts Prisoners, be charged upon such Monies as are payable out of Goldsmiths Hall, to such Officers of the Scottish Nation as formerly served the Parliament, and have since been in Arms against the Parliament: And it is referred to the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, to take care herein; and give Order for the Payment of the said Eightscore Pounds accordingly.

Assessments,

Ordered, That, on Saturday Morning next, the Committee of the Army do bring an Ordinance for continuing the Assessments for the Army according to the Order therein made.

Assessment in Wales.

A Letter from the Committees of South Wales, from Swanzey, of 10 Augusti 1648, was this Day read; desiring, that an Assessment might be laid upon the Counties of South Wales for Six Months, for maintaining the Forces raised for the Preservation of those Parts.

Army Accompts.

Ordered, That, on Saturday Morning next, the Report from the Committee of the Army, touching the Accompts of the Officers of Major Browne's Brigade, be taken into Consideration.

Lady Moore, &c.

Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning, the House do take into Consideration the Obstructions upon Goldsmiths Hall, in reference to the Lady Moore and the Lord Ormond.

Army.

Ordered, That, on Thursday Morning next, Mr. Scawen do proceed in his Report concerning the Army.

Peyton's Composition.

The humble Petition of Sir Thomas Peyton, Prisoner in Windsor Castle, was this Day read.

Resolved, &c. That Sir Thomas Peyton be admitted to compound for his Delinquency: And that it be referred to the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, to compound with him, according to the Rule given to compound with other Delinquent in the County of Kent.

Ordered, That the Composition of Sir Thomas Peyton do go to the Payment of the Horse Guards, that guard the Houses.

Sir J. Pawlet.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth declare, That they did not intend, by the Order of the Fifth of August last, to take away the former Order of the Fifteenth of September 1645, made upon the Lord General's Letter and Desire; but that Sir John Pawlett shall and do enjoy his Estate, according to the said former Order, as he hath hitherto done by the Favour of this House upon the * *: And that Restitution be made unto him of all such Money, Corn, and other Goods, as have been taken from him by any Order whatsoever.

Ordered, That the Order made, touching Felling of Two thousand Oaks upon the Lands of the Lord Pawlett and Sir John Pawlett, to the Use of the Town of Lyme, be, and is hereby, suspended.

Isle of Wight.

A Letter from Carisbrooke Castle, of September 12th, 1648, from Colonel Robert Hamond, was this Day read.

Mr. Swynfen reports from the Committee at Derby House, sitting with the Committee for the Revenue, touching Allowance to be made to Colonel Hamond, Governor of the Isle of Wight, and to the Committee at Derby House, to supply the Charges of Foreign Agencies, Intelligences, and other Services at that Committee.

Ordered, That the Two Companies of Foot, raised by Colonel Hamond, Governor of the Isle of Wight, be paid the Sum of Eighty Pounds per Week, out of the old Provision of Thirty Pounds per diem, formerly allowed for Supply of the King's Family, as formerly, out of the Revenue: And that the Committee of the Revenue do pay the same accordingly.

Scotch Bills of Exchange.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Revenue, to make Payment of such Bills of Exchange as have been charged upon them by the Commissioners, lately employed by both Houses in Scotland, for their necessary Charges expended in that Service: And the Committee of the Revenue is desired to fit, to answer and satisfy the said Bills.