House of Commons Journal Volume 6
25 September 1648

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 25 September 1648', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 6: 1648-1651 (1802), pp. 30-33. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25477 Date accessed: 01 August 2014.


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Die Lunæ, 25 Septembris, 1648.

Prayers.

Delinquents.

SIR Anthony Irby 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 Four hundred Seven Pounds Four Shillings and Eight-pence, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Robert Anderson, of Chichester in the County of Sussex, Esquire: His Offence, That he adhered to and assisted the Forces raised against the Parliament: He rendered upon the Articles of Oxford: His Estate in Fee, per Annum, Fiftysix Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence; in Right of his Wife, per Annum, Two hundred Thirty-nine Pounds Four Shillings and Seven-pence; in old Rents, per Annum, Three Pounds; for Two Lives, per Annum, Eighty Pounds; in Goods, Thirty Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Tenth, is Four hundred and Seven Pounds Four Shillings and Eight-pence.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Robert Anderson, of Chichester in the County of Sussex, 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 Two hundred and Forty-one Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of John Lyn, of Southwick 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 in Fee Tail, per Annum, One hundred and Ninety-three Pounds Six Shillings and Eight-pence; in Reversion, after Two Lives, per Annum, One hundred and Sixty Pounds; after Four Lives, per Annum, Sixty-six Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Fourpence; after one Life, per Annum, Sixty Pounds; out of which issues for ever, per Annum, Two Pounds Ten Shillings; for Two Lives, per Annum, Thirty-two Pounds; for One Life, per Annum, Fifty-six Pounds: He owes Four hundred Pounds: Which, being allowed, leaves the Fine, at a Sixth, Six hundred and Forty-one Pounds: But if he settle Forty Pounds per Annum, for ever, out of his whole Lands in Southwick, for the Maintenance of the Minister of Southwick, then to be abated Four hundred Pounds, and the Fine to remain Two hundred and Forty-one Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto John Lynn, of Southwick in the County of Northampton, 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 One hundred Twenty-six Pounds and Fifteen Shillings, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Wm. Pretty, of Guerney Cleppe in the County of Monmouth, Gentleman: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered the Twenty-fourth of March 1645: His Estate, in Right of his Wife, for her Life, per Annum, Eighty-four Pounds Ten Shillings: For which his Fine, at a Sixth, is One hundred and Twenty-six Pounds Fifteen Shillings.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Wm. Pretty, of Guerney Cleppe in the County of Monmouth, 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 Thirty-six Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of John Kelsall, of Mickle Trafford in the County of Chester, Yeoman: His Offence, That he left his Habitation, and resided in the Enemies Quarters: He rendered in December 1646: His Estate in Fee, in Possession, per Annum, Fifty-five Pounds; for Two Lives per Annum, Twenty-one Pounds; personal Estate One hundred and Seventy-five Pounds Three Shillings: For which his Fine, at a Sixth, is Two hundred and Thirtysix Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto John Kelsall, of Mickle Trafford in the County of Chester, Yeoman, 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.

Delinquents.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Two hundred Sixty-eight Pounds, for the Fine, for the Delinquency of Thomas Atkinson, of Newark in the County of Nottingham, Vintner: His Offence, That he adhered unto and assisted the Forces raised against the Parliament: He rendered upon those Articles: His Estate in Fee, in Possession, per Annum, Eighty-two Pounds; in Reversion per Annum, Thirty Pounds; personal Estate, Twenty-four Pounds; more, in Debts, Six hundred Pounds; and he owes Two hundred and Twenty-three Pounds Five Shillings and Eight-pence: There is also issuing out of his Estate, for One Life, per Annum, Sixty Pounds: Which, being allowed, leaves the Fine, at a Sixth, Two hundred and Sixty-eight Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Thomas Atkinson, of Newark in the County of Nottingham, Vintner, 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 Fourscore Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Richard Hawk, of North Petherwin in the County of Cornwall, Gentleman: His Offence, That he was in Arms against the Parliament: He rendered the Second of March 1645: His Estate in Fee, per Annum, Sixty Pounds; in old Rents, One Pound Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence; for One Life, per Annum, Forty Pounds; after Twenty-seven Years, per Annum, Forty-eight Pounds; in personal Estate, Two hundred Pounds: For which his Fine, at a Sixth, is Two hundred and Eighty Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Richard Hawkes, of North Peterwyn in the County of Cornwall, 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 Eighty-four Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Richard Draper, of Flintham in the County of Nottingham, 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, Ninety-five Pounds Thirteen Shillings; out of which issues for Quit Rents, per Annum, Fifteen Shillings: Which leaves the Fine, at a Sixth, Two hundred and Eighty-four Pounds.

An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Richard Draper, of Flintham in the County of Nottingham, 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 . . the Lords for their Concurrence.

The humble Petition of Humphry Mathewes Esquire was this Day read.

Ordered, That Humphry Mathewes Esquire be admitted to compound for his Delinquency, at a Third Part; he having been taken Prisoner at Pembroke Castle, and rendered at Mercy: And it is referred to the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, to compound with him accordingly. And

It is further Ordered, That one thousand Pounds, Part of his Fine for his Composition, be paid unto Colonel Hammond, Governor of the Isle of Wight, in Discharge of the Sum of One thousand Pounds, formerly given him out of such Delinquents Estates as he should discover: And

It is further Ordered, That the Sum of Five hundred Pounds, out of the Remainder of the said Fine of the said Humphry Mathewes, be paid to Mr. Thomasine, for the Library of Manuscripts formerly bought of him, if the said Five hundred Pounds be not otherwise provided for, and paid out of Goldsmiths Hall, in the mean time.

Ordered, That the Fine for the Delinquency of Thomas Munck, of Portlinch in the County of Devon, Esquire, and the Ordinance for pardoning his Delinquency, be recommitted to the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, to accept of the Moiety of the Fine already set upon Stephen Anderson Esquire, for his Delinquency; and to bring in an Ordinance to that Purpose.

Army Debentures.

Mr. Scott, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Bond, Mr. Pecke, Mr. Wheler, Sir Walt. Erle, Colonel Birch, Mr. Gourdon, Captain Gardner.

This Committee, or any Three of them, are to examine, What Debentures are given to any Soldiers that have not been in actual Service for the Parliament, or have not been constantly faithful in their Service; and to give Order for suspending the Payment of any such Debentures, until the Opinion of this House first had thereupon.

Invalid Soldiers, &c.

Ordered, That the Allowance of Twenty Pounds per Week be added to the former Allowance made to the wounded Soldiers of the Savoy Hospital, and paid in to the Treasurers of the maimed Soldiers; to the end that the full Allowance of Four Shillings and Eight-pence per Week, formerly ordered to them, be made up and supplied.

An Ordinance for adding the Sum of One hundred and Twenty Pounds per Week to the former Allowance, formerly made for Relief of the wounded Soldiers, and the Widows, was this Day read; and, upon the Question passed.

Forces in Lancashire.

Sir John Danvers reports from the Committee at Derby House, a Letter from the Committee of Lancashire, from Wigan, of 15 Septembris 1648: The which was read.

Ordered, That this Letter be referred to the Consideration of the Gentlemen of this House, that are of the County of Lancaster; to propound to the House some ready Way for the Pays of the Forces under the Command of Colonel Ralph Ashton, and for Relief of the Country.

Gen. Ashton.

Resolved, &c. That the Committee at Derby House do grant, unto Colonel Ralph Ashton, a Commission to be Major General of the Forces of Lancashiere; and to receive Orders from both Houses of Parliament, the Committee at Derby House, or from the General, or Lieutenant General: And that this Commission do bear the same Date as the Commission he received from the Committee in Lancashier.

Ordered, That the Entertainment of Colonel Ralph Ashton, as Major General, shall be Forty Shillings per diem, over and above his Pay as Colonel of Horse, and Colonel of Foot.

Privilege.

Whereas Robert Cycill, one of the Guards that attends this House, being on his Duty on Saturday last, was arrested at the Suit of one White, for Three Pounds Debt; that one William Dickins, an Officer to the Knight Marshal, who arrested him, refuseth to set him at Liberty:

It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Complaints, to examine the Business; and to discharge the said Robert Cicill, if they shall see Cause: And it is more particularly referred to the Care of Mr. Whittacre.

Lds. Goreing and Capell.

Ordered, That the Bill of Attainder against the Lord Goreing, and the Articles of Impeachment against the Lord Capell, be brought in, and reported, on Thursday Morning next,

Ordered, That Mr. Lisle be added to the Committee of Attainder for the Lord Capell.

Leicester Sequestrations.

Ordered, That the Committee of Leicestersheire shall have the Sum of Three thousand Pounds allowed and paid unto them, out of the Sequestration of the new Delinquents of the County of Leicester, for and towards the Maintenance of the Forces raised in that County.

Taking of Scarborough.

A Letter from the Colonels Lassells and Bethell, from Scarborough, of the Sixteenth of September 1648, informing of the Taking of the Town of Scarborough, together with a List of the Prisoners taken; and likewise a Letter from Mr. Robinson and Mr. Anlaby, of 16 Septembris 1648, from Scarborough; was likewise read.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Colonels that command the Forces at the Siege of Scarborough; to take care to secure those Prisoners; and to examine, If any of them be such as have formerly served the Parliament, or such as have given any Engagement to the Parliament, not to act any thing against the Parliament, that such may be proceeded against by Martial Law.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of what Colonel Overton hath done in supplying the Siege at Scarborough.

Windsor Castle.

Ordered, That the Business touching Windsor Castle be taken into Consideration, the first Business, on Thursday Morning next.

Message to Lords.

Sir Anthony Irby carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, an additional Ordinance for the Prince Elector's Allowance: The Ordinance for continuing the Assessments for the Army: The Ordinance for printing the little Catechism, which was returned to the Lords, with one Proviso thereunto added, That the same should continue for Six months, and no longer.

Scotch Prisoners.

Ordered, That Mr. Scott be added to the Committee appointed to examine Duke Hamilton, Sir Marmaduke Langdale, and the other Prisoners taken at the late Defeat and Rout of the Scotts: And that the said Mr. Scott be desired to go down, and assist in the Examination of the Prisoners; and do carry with him such original Letters, or Copies thereof decyphered, as he shall think useful, for the better interrogating, examining, and discovering the Matters intrusted to the Examination of that Committee.

Ordered, That the Charges of Mr. Scott, expended in his Journey upon this Occasion, be taken into Consideration, by this House, upon Mr. Scott's Return back; and satisfied and defrayed by Order of this House.

Army.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee at Darbey House, to second the Command of Lieutenant General Crumwell, that the Leicestersheire Forces, now under the Command of Colonel Hacker and Colonel White, do march from Pontfract, where they now are; and do assist in the Business of Cumberland and Westmorland.

Siege of Scarborough Castle.

Ordered, That the Lieutenant of the Ordnance do forthwith furnish and issue out of the publick Stores, to be sent to the Governor of Hull, One hundred Barrels of Powder, with Match and Bullet proportionable: And that the Governor of Hull do, from time to time, furnish Ammunition to Scarborough, as it shall be desired by those that command the Siege there.

Ordered, That the Committee of the Navy do acquaint the Lord Admiral with the State of the Town of Scarborough, in reference to the Siege before the Castle, and to the Sea; and to recommend it unto the Lord Admiral, that some Shipping may be sent to Guard those Coasts, and to prevent any Relief or Recruits that may come to it by Sea.

Reward to Messenger.

Ordered, That the Sum of Fifty Pounds be forthwith paid unto Francis Armitage, the Messenger employed in bringing the Letters out of the North, of the Taking of Scarborough Town: And that the Committee of Yorke be, and are hereby, required to pay the same unto the said Francis Armitage, out of the Sequestrations for the County of Yorke: And the Acquittance or Acquittances of the said Francis Armitage, testifying the Receipt thereof, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the said Committee, or to such other Person or Persons as shall pay the same.

Southampton Garrison.

Ordered, That the Twenty Barrels of Powder, a Hundred Muskets with Bandaleers, Forty Pikes, and a Ton of Musquets Bullets, ordered to be provided, and sent to the Garison of Southampton, by Order of Twenty-fifth of July 1648, be furnished by the Lieutenant of the Ordnance out of the publick Stores for Land Service.

Prisoners not to be reprieved.

A Letter from his Majesty, directed to Sheriff Richard Browne, for the Reprieve of the Two Sons of Arthur Knight, Haberdasher, indicted and convicted, was this Day read.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth leave the Business concerning the Two Prisoners Knightes to the Course of Justice.

Yarmouth Castle.

A Letter from the General, from Somerley Town in Loveingland, of 13 Septembris 1648, concerning the Securing of Yarmouth, by building a Castle to command the Road and Harbour of Yarmouth, was this Day read.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lord General, that a Castle be built, for securing the Road and Harbour of Yarmouth, and making the Town the less useful to an Enemy, as is expressed in the General's Letter, of 13 Septembris 1648.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Eastern Association, to consider of some ready Way, How Monies may be provided and furnished, for the erecting and building a Castle for securing the Road and Harbour of Yarmouth, and making the Town less useful to an Enemy.

Militia.

Ordered, That Sir Robert Harley do make the Report touching the Militia of the whole Kingdom on Thursday Morning next, the first Business.

Abbingdon Soldiers.

Ordered, That the Business touching the Soldiers of Abbingdon be taken into Consideration, when the Ordinance for the Reformadoes is reported.

Northern Officers.

Ordered, That the Ordinance touching the Northern Officers be read, the first Business, To-morrow Morning.

Answer from Lords.

Sir Anthony Irby brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the additional Ordinance for the Prince Elector's Allowance; and to the Ordinance for printing the little Catechism: And they will speedily take the Ordinance for continuing the Assessments for the Army into Consideration; and will send Answer thereunto by Messengers of their own.