Die Martis, 19 Decembris, 1648.
Windsor Castle, &c.
AN Ordinance for appointing Philip Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery Constable of the Honour
and Castle of Windsore, and to have the Custody of the
Park thereunto belonging, called the great Park of Windsore, was this Day read the First time; and, upon the
Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords
for their Concurrence.
Mr. Oldesworth is to carry it to the Lords: And to put
the Lords in mind of the Ordinance for Repeal of the
Ordinance for settling the Militia of Lancashire.
Ordered, That the Lords Concurrence be desired to
the Order for breaking up the Dreadnought Ship: And
that Mr. Oldesworth carry it to the Lords.
Declaration for Non Addresses.
Ordered, That all the Papers concerning the Declaration for Non Address, and all other Papers of that
Nature, now in several Hands, be forthwith delivered to
that Committee where Mr. Scott has the Chair.
Ordered, That Mr. Scott and Mr. Chalener take care
The Letter from the General, of 13 Novembris 1648,
touching Colonel Rainborow his Wife and Children, was
this Day read.
The humble Petition of Margaret Rainborow, late
Wife of Colonel Thomas Rainborow, a Member of this
honourable House, was this Day read.
Resolved, That the said Petition of Margaret Rainborow be committed unto Mr. Holland, Mr. Blakiston,
Sir Edward Bainton, Mr. Miles Corbett, Sir Gilbert
Pickering, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Dove, Mr. Fry, Lord Gray,
Mr. Lilibone Long, Sir John Danvers, Mr. Scott:
This Committee, or any Three of them, are to meet
this Afternoon at Two of Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber; and to present their Opinions, what is fit to be done
therein, to this House, on Saturday Morning next.
Mr. Scott is to take care of it.
Mr. Dove carried to the Lords for their Concurrence,
an Ordinance for Payment of Three thousand Pounds
to Lieutenant Colonel Lilborne, or his Assigns.
Mr. Miles Corbett reports from the Committee of the
Navy, a Letter, of 14 Decembris 1648, from Benjamin
Crandley, Thomas Smyth, and Robert Tweedy, touching
the Condition of the Navy, and for Supply of the Wants
of the Navy.
Ordered, That the Committee of Goldsmiths Hall do
give an Accompt of all the several Sums of Money due
by Delinquents upon their First and Second Payments;
and how long the same hath been due, and by whom;
and of the Charge that lieth upon the same, that the
Surplusage may be known. And
It is further Ordered, That the Estates of the said several
Delinquents, who have not paid in their Fines, be forthwith sequestred, until they make Payment of the Sums
due by them: And that the said Committee at Goldsmiths Hall do forthwith put the same in Execution;
and speedily report the same to the House.
Mr. Allen is to take care of it.
Ordered, That Mr. John Corbett be added to the Committee for Removal of Obstructions in the Sale of Bishops
Lands, in Mr. Coplie's place.
Goldsmiths Hall Committee.
Ordered, That the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall do,
and are hereby injoined to sit at their several Days
appointed for sitting in every Week.
Ordered, That an Ordinance be brought in, by the
Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, to enable them to send
Officers and Messengers into the several Counties, to
sequester the Estates of such Delinquents as are . . Arrear
with their First or Second Payments, in case they refuse
to make Payment thereof: And that their Estates be
sequestred accordingly: And that Mr. John Corbett do
bring in the said Ordinance To-morrow Morning.
Whereas several Sums of Money are behind, and due
to the Judges of the several Benches in Westminster, and
to the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England, for
their Salaries, settled upon them by several Ordinances of
Parliament: It is Ordered, That the Commissioners of
the Customs do forthwith pay the said Salaries, and the
Arrears thereof already due, to the said several Judges,
and Commissioners of the Great Seal, or their Assigns,
respectively, as well to the new Judges, as to the old;
and do also, for the future, constantly pay and satisfy the
said Salaries, as the same shall severally and respectively
become due: And that the Committee of the Navy
do require the Commissioners of the Customs to make
Payment thereof accordingly.
Ordered, That the Word "Customs" be added to the
Order made * *, touching the Navy.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Navy, to consider of the great Abuses offered in the unwholsome Victuals of the Navy; and to present some
way to the House, How the same may be remedied; and
to find out the Offenders; that they may be brought to
Justice, as an Offence of so high a Nature deserves.
Ordered, That the Two Bills of Exchange charged
upon the Committee of the Navy, the one of Two hundred Pounds, and the other of Fifty Pounds, be accepted.
An Ordinance for Payment of Twenty-eight thousand
Pounds by the Treasurers, for the Two hundred thousand
Pounds to be advanced for the Service of this Kingdom
and Ireland, unto Sir Henry Vane junior, Knight, Treasurer of the Navy, for Supply of the Occasions of the
Navy; to be reimbursed unto the said Treasurers by the
Commissioners of the Customs, after Ten thousand
Pounds, paid and advanced by the Merchant Adventurers, be reimbursed unto them; was this Day read the
First time; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.