Die Lunæ, 9 Aprilis, 164.
ORDERED, That the Petition of Margaret Mennes,
Daughter of Sir Matthew Mennes, Knight of the
Bath, late deceased, be now received in; and read on
Thursday Morning next.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Army do bring
in an Act, touching the appointing a Committee, and
Treasurers, for managing the Act of Assessments, for
Maintenance of the Forces raised by Authority of Parliament, in England and Ireland.
Ordered, That Edmund Prydeaux Esquire, a Member
of this House, and Solicitor General to the late King, be
nominated and appointed to be Attorney General for the
State: And that the Lords Commissioners for the Great
Seal of England be hereby authorized and required to pass
a Patent, under the said Great Seal, unto him, in
usual Form: with the Alterations directed in Writs and
Patents, to hold the same, quam diu se bene gesserit,
Mr. Prideaux reports Amendments to an Act prescribing certain Times to Delinquents for perfecting their
Compositions effectually, under several Penalties: Which
were this Day read; and, upon the Question, assented
Ordered, That the said Act be forthwith ingrossed.
Mr. James Ashe reports from the Committee touching
Delinquents, divers further Rules touching Compositions.
Resolved, &c. That whosoever shall compound at a
Third, shall pay one full Third Part of all his Chattels,
and personal Estate; and for Estates of Inheritance,
whether in Fee Simple, or Fee Tail; and also for all
Estates settled upon the Compounder for Life; with the
Remainder to his Issues in Tail, with Clauses of Revocation, so as the said Estate may be, by any means, defeated or unsettled by the Compounder; or for Estates
so settled by the Compounder himself, since the Year
1641; shall pay Five Years full Value.
Resolved, &c. That all such whose Estates are settled
as abovesaid, either by the Compounder, or his Ancestors,
bona fide, or upon valuable Consideration, before the said
Year 1641, in such manner as the said Estates cannot,
by any Act of the Compounder, be defeated, aliened, or
divested; in all these Cases the Compounder shall pay
Three full Years Value; and, for Estates for Life, where
no Reversion is in the Heirs of the Compounder, after
the Proportion of Two Years and an Half.
Resolved, &c. That those who shall compound at a
Sixth; shall pay one full Sixth Part of all their Chattels,
and personal Estate; and for all Estates of Inheritance,
whether in Fee Simple, or in Fee Tail; and for all other
Estates settled on the Compounder for Life; with Remainders to his Issues in Tail, so as the said Estate were
settled by the Compounder, since the Year 1641; or
for Estates which are made with Clauses of Revocation,
and that may be defeated and devested by the Compounders; shall pay Three Years full Value of the said
Resolved, &c. That all those who are to compound
according to this Rule, and have Estates settled really,
bona fide, or upon valuable Consideration, which said
Settlements were made before the Year 1641, and cannot be defeated or undone by any Act of the Compounder;
he or they, so seized, shall pay Two Years and an Half
full Value; and, for bare Estates for Life, where no Reversion is in the Compounders Heirs, after the Proportion of Two Years Value for One Life.
Ordered, That the Rule touching Statutes, Recognizances, Judgments, Mortgages legally and actually extended, or entered into, &c. formerly committed to Mr.
Whitelock, Mr. Marten, Mr. James Ashe, be taken into
Consideration by them, and the Committee of Goldsmiths
Hall, which are added to this Committee for this Purpose: And they are to meet in the Queen's Court, this
Afternoon at Two of the Clock: And that the said Committee do report the same to the House on Wednesday
Ordered, That Sir Peter Wentworth be added to the
Committee at Goldsmiths Hall.
Ordered, That the Committee concerning Delinquents
do make their Report on Wednesday next, touching the
Rule to be passed for an Act of Oblivion, and in all
other Particulars, re-committed unto them by several former Orders.
Ordered, That the Three thousand One hundred Fifty-five Pounds Fifteen Shillings and Ten-pence, late due to
the Lord Willoughby of Parham, out of the Receipts of
Goldsmiths Hall, and assigned to be paid to the Lancashire
Forces, by Order of the House of Commons, of the
Twenty-fourth of October last, as is pre-engaged to other
Uses, shall be discharged from any Engagement to the
said Forces: And that the Treasurers of Goldsmiths Hall
do forthwith pay, out of their Receipts, unto Mr. James
Wainewright, of the City of London, Haberdasher, for the
Use of the said Forces of Lancashire, towards their Arrears, the Sum of Four thousand Six hundred Pounds,
out of the Second Moiety of the Fine imposed upon the
Lord Mollineux, for his Delinquency, notwithstanding any
former Engagements thereof to the contrary: Which Monies the said Mr. Wainewright is, without Delay, to pay
over unto Mr. Wm. Cottam, of Preston, Alderman; who
is to pay the same over, in manner following; viz. For
such of the said Forces as inarched under Command of
Major General Ashton, in the late Expedition against the
Scotts, the Sum of Three thousand Four hundred Pounds,
according to such Order and Directions as he shall, from
time to time, receive from the said Major General Ashton;
and the Sum of Twelve hundred Pounds unto the other
Forces of that County, that were under the Command
of Colonel Nicholas Shuttleworth; and by such Order
and Direction as he shall, from time to time, receive
from the said Major General Ashton: And the said Mr.
Wainewright's Acquittance shall be a sufficient Discharge
to the said Treasurers at Goldsmiths Hall, for Payment of
the said Sum of Four thousand Six hundred Pounds: And
the said Mr. Cottam's Acquittance shall be a sufficient
Discharge to the said Mr. Waynewright, for Payment
thereof accordingly. And
It is also Ordered, That if any of the Forces shall continue together, or at any time hereafter gather together
contrary to the Order for their Disbanding, that all and
every such Person and Persons, so continuing and gathering together, shall lose the Benefit of this Order, and
shall not have any Part of the Money aforesaid: But all
such of the said Monies as otherwise should have been
paid unto them, shall be paid to Major General Ashton,
to be paid among the Residue of the Forces, as he shall
Loan by the City.
Sir Gilbert Pickering reports from the Council of State,
touching the Advance of Money for the Service of
Resolved, &c. That One hundred twenty thousand
Pounds be borrowed of the City of London.
Ordered, That some Members of this House do go to
the Common Council of the City of London, to treat with
them for Borrowing of the said Sum of One hundred
twenty thousand Pounds, upon the Security of the Two
last Months Assessments of the Six Months in the Act
for Assessment of the Ninety thousand Pounds per mensem,
and upon the Act for Sale of Fee Farm Rents:
Sir Hen. Vane junior, Lieutenant General Cromwell,
Sir Thomas Wroth, Mr. Leman, Sir James Harrington,
Lord Gray, Mr. Scott, Sir Wm. Armyn, Alderman Wilson, Colonel Waughton, Alderman Atkins, Alderman
Pennyngton, Mr. Clement; or any Four of them.
Ordered, That the General, the Earl of Pembroke, the
Two Chief Justices, and Chief Baron, be desired to go
with this Committee to the Common Council; to treat
with them for the Purpose aforesaid.
Ordered, That Colonel Venn do desire the Lord Mayor
of the City of London to call a Common Council, to
meet on Thursday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon; to the end the Committee, appointed by this
House to that Purpose may communicate some Things
from the House to them, for the Service of the Commonwealth.
The Title of the Act touching Delinquents was this
Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the
Question, passed; viz.
An Act prescribing certain Times to Delinquents for
perfecting their Compositions effectually, under several
Penalties, was this Day read the Third time; and, upon
the Question, passed.