Die Lunæ, 16 Octobris, 1648.
UPON Mr. Swynfen's Report from the Committee
appointed to examine, What Damage Mr. Peck
has sustained in his Interest in the Iron Works in the
Forest of Deane, by any Act done by the Parliament;
and of the Opinion of the said Committee, How the same
may be satisfied;
It is Resolved, upon the Question, by the Commons, in
Parliament assembled, That this House doth agree with
the said Committee; and do order, That Mr. Peck be
satisfied the Sum of Four thousand Two hundred Fourscore-and-one Pounds Eighteen Shillings Four-pence
Halfpeny, due to him out of the Iron Works in the Forest
of Deane, out of the Two Thirds of the Estates of Sir
Thomas Timpley, of Hintlesham in the County of Suffolk,
Knight; Sir Francis Mannox, of Gifford's Hall, in Stoke
juxta Nayland in the said County, Knight; and Sir
Roger Martyn, of Long Melford in the said County,
Knight, Recusants, payable to the State, and sequestered
for their Recusancy; the same to begin the Eight-andtwentieth Day of September last, and so to continue, until
the said Mr. Peck be paid and satisfied the said Sum due
unto him, by Receipt of the Two Third Parts of the Rents
and Profits of the said Estates: And the Committee for
Sequestrations of the said County, and their Treasurers,
and the Tenants and Occupiers of the said Lands, are required to take notice hereof, and to pay the Two Thirds
of the Rents and Profits of the said Estates, from time
to time, as the same shall grow due, to the said Mr. Peck,
his Executors, Administrators, or Assigns, accordingly,
until that he or they be fully satisfied the said Sum of
Four thousand Two hundred and Eighty-one Pounds
Eighteen Shillings and Four-pence Half-peny: And the
Acquittance or Acquittances of the said Mr. Peck, his
Executors, Administrators, or Assigns, testifying the Receipt thereof, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge
unto the said Committee for Sequestrations, and their
Treasurers, and to the Tenants and Occupiers of the said
Lands; and to such other Person or Persons as shall pay
Ordered, That Mr. Pelham do bring in an Ordinance
to this Purpose.
Capture of an Irish Ship.
A Letter from the Town of Rye, of 6 Octobris 1648,
was this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That the Soldiers and Seamen have and
enjoy the Irish Man of War, taken by them, both Vessel
and Goods to their own Use.
Resolved, &c. That the Captain of the Irish Vessel, and
his Company, now Prisoners at Rye, shall have their
Liberty, in case he do restore the Two Vessels, Tackle,
and Lading, belonging to the Town of Rye, lately taken
by him: And Six weeks Time is given for Performance
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of what
the Soldiers and Mariners have done, in taking the Irish
Man of War; and give them the Thanks of this House.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee of Darby House do
grant a Commission to Major Gibbon, Governor of Rye,
or his Deputy, from time to time, to man, and send
forth, such Vessels as he shall think fit, for Taking and
Apprehending of Pirates on these Coasts.
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Twenty Pounds be
forthwith paid to Michael Cadman, the Master of the Bark
that took the Irish Man of War, for his Encouragement,
by the Committee of Sussex: And the said Committee
are to take notice hereof; and to make Payment of the
said Twenty Pounds to the said Michael Cadman, or his
Assigns, accordingly: And the Acquittance or Acquittances of the said Michael Cadman, 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.
Debts to Holcrost.
Mr. Pelham reports from the Committee of * * * *,
an Ordinance for Payment of several Debts; the one of
Eight hundred Pounds, and the other of Two hundred
Pounds, and Three hundred Eighty-nine Pounds and Ten
Shillings, with Interest and Costs, unto Sir Henry Holcroft, his Executors, Administrators, or Assigns, out of
the sequestered Estate of Sir John Stowell: Which Ordinance was this day read the First time; and, upon the
Debt to Powell, &c.
Ordered, That the Debt of One Thousand and Fifty
Pounds, with Interest, due unto Mr. Powell, and others,
be paid out of Sir John Stowell's Estate: And that an
Ordinance be brought in by Colonel Birch to that Purpose.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Colonel Morley, a Member of this
House, have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That the Petition of Sir William Hicks be
read, and taken into Consideration, on Thursday Morning next.
Ordered, That Mr. Gott do bring in the Ordinance,
This-day-sevennight, for satisfying the Debts of the wellaffected Persons, owing unto them by Delinquents.
Proceedings against Stowell.
Ordered, That Mr. Solicitor General be desired to see
that the Business do go on this Term against Sir John
Mr. Prideaux, Serjeant Wilde, and Mr. Bradshaw,
are desired to take care of this Business.
Petition of London.
The House being informed, that the Sheriffs and Aldermen of London were at the Door;
They were called in: And, after a short Preamble
made by Sheriff Viner, he delivered his Message; That the
Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council of the
City of London, commanded him to deliver this their
humble Petition: Which he did humbly present; and
desired the same might be read;
Which, after the Petitioners were withdrawn, was read.
Ordered, That the said Petition be committed to Mr.
Knightley, Mr. Gesson, Mr. Whittacre, Mr. Rowse, Mr.
Wheeler, Colonel Strode, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Vassall, Colonel Rigby, Colonel Copley, Mr. Salwey, Mr. Tate, Sir
Martin Lumley, Mr. Priestly, Sir Thomas Dacres, Mr.
Gourdon, Mr. Sheriff Browne, Sir Wm. Lister, the Citizens and Burgesses of the City of London, Sir Robert
Harley, Colonel Birch, Alderman Hoyle, Mr. Edward
Stephens, Mr. Gott, Sir John Bowser; or any Five of
them: And all that will come are to have Voices: The
said Committee to have Power to confer with the Common Council of the City of London, or such as they shall
appoint, How an Expedient may be found out, for settling Maintenance upon a Preaching Ministry within the
said City: And are to consider of the Ordinance touching
the late Dean and Chapter of Paul's; and how the same
has been discharged; and to find out the Cause, Why
the said Churches stand empty, and unserved: With
Power also to consider of an Expedient, How a Preaching Ministry may be maintained in all other Cities within
the Kingdom. The said Committee is to sit this Afternoon at Two of Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber; and
so de die in diem; and, for what concerns the City of
London, to make Report thereof forthwith to the House.
The Petitioners being again called in; Mr. Speaker,
by Command of the House, gave them this Answer;
The House has considered of your Petition, and find
it a Thing of very great Importance; and have referred
the same to a Committee: Who are to sit this Afternoon;
and are to confer with you, how an Expedient may be
found out, for Maintenance of a Preaching Ministry
within the City; and to report the same forthwith.
Brampton Bryan Church.
Ordered, That the Ordinance touching the Repair of
the Church of Brampton Bryan, in the County of Hereford, be read on Thursday Morning next.