House of Commons Journal Volume 6
28 January 1650

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 28 January 1650', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 6: 1648-1651 (1802), pp. 350-351. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25829 Date accessed: 28 November 2014.


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Die Lunæ, 28 Januarii, 1649.

Prayers.

Sheriff of Leicester.

ORDERED, by the Parliament, That Arthur Staveley Esquire, High Sheriff of the County of Leicester, have Liberty to go out of the County upon his urgent Affairs, as his Occasions shall require, notwithstanding his being Sheriff.

Sheriff of Wiltes.

Ordered, That Thomas Bond, of Ogborne Esquire, High Sheriff of Wiltes, have Liberty to go out of the County upon his urgent Affairs, as his Occasions shall require, notwithstanding his being Sheriff.

Parliamentary Records.

Ordered, That the Records which lie in the Room over this House, be removed to the Room where the Records of the Court of Wards now are: And that it be referred to the former Committee, to take Order, That the same be done accordingly: And that the same Committee have Power and Authority to remove the said Records of the Court of Wards to such convenient Place as they shall think sit.

Gifford's Iron-works.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Revenue, to consider of the Petition of John Gifford Gentleman, and how the Commonwealth may be best secured against the further Consumption of the Woods by reason of his Iron-works, and how the Petitioner may have Relief; and report their Opinions to the House: And that, in the mean time, the Execution of the former Order, as to the Pulling down of the Iron-works of the said Captain Gifford, be suspended, until the Twenty-fifth of March next.

Sheriff of Cornwall.

The Question being propounded, That John Elyott Esquire be discharged from being High Sheriff for the County of Cornwall; and that the House do proceed to nominate another, in his room;

The Question being put, That that Question be now put;

It passed with the Affirmative.

And so the main Question being put;

It was Resolved, That John Elyott Esquire be discharged from being High Sheriff of the County of Cornwall: And that the House do proceed to nominate another, in his room.

Resolved, That John Lampen, of Linkenhorne, Esquire, be constituted and appointed to be High Sheriff of the County of Cornwall for this present Year: And that the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal do issue a Commission to him to be High Sheriff of the said County accordingly.

Sheriff of Bucks.

Ordered, That Richard Atkins Esquire, High Sheriff for the County of Bucks, have Liberty to come to London, and to be or reside out of the said County, upon his urgent Affairs, as his Occasions do require, notwithstanding his being Sheriff.

Petition from London.

The House being informed, that divers Aldermen of the City of London were at the Door;

They were called in: And Mr. Sheriff Pack told Mr. Speaker, That he, and the rest of the Aldermen with him, were commanded by the Lord Mayor and Common Council to present their humble Petition to this honourable House; and their Desire, that it may be received and read.

Which Petition (after the Petitioners were withdrawn) was read; and was intituled, "The humble Petition of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons of the City of London, in Common Council assembled."

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee for Corporations; to take the Particulars of this Petition into Consideration; and to consider how the said Business may be reconciled; and report their Opinions to the House: And Colonel Thompson, Mr. Snelling, Alderman Atkins, Mr. Alderman Pennington, and Colonel Ven, be added to this Committee: And all that come to have Voices.

Resolved, That Mr. Alderman Pennington and Colonel Ven do acquaint the Aldermen, who presented the Petition, what the House hath done therein.

Barwick Garison.

Sir Arthur Hesilrige reports from the Council of State, a Paper concerning the Reparations to be done to the Garison of Barwick; viz.

£. s. d.
Divers large Breaches in the Walls, not yet made up, and some Water-bearers in the Graft 2,000 - -
A main Court of Guard, and three other Courts of Guard of Stone and Lime 200 - -
A Wood Bridge over the Graft of the new Town, of Eight-and-thirty Yards in Length, and Ten or Twelve Foot broad, with a Draw-bridge in it; and another Gate for Timber and Workmens Hire 200 - -
For Two other Draw-bridges 80 - -
Plank, Timber, and Work, for Two-and-thirty Platforms 200 - -
For Repair of the Larum Tower, and covering it with Lead; being all decayed 150 - -
The Repair of the Earth Works being all demolished, and the Clearing of the Grafts, which are much filled up by the Slating of the Works, and the Making of Three or Four Ravelins, and Half Moons 3,000 - -
£ 5,830

Resolved, That this House doth approve of the Sum of Five thousand Eight hundred and Thirty Pounds, to be allowed in the Repairs of the Garison of Barwick, according to the Particulars in the said Paper.

Ordered, That the Sum of Nine hundred and Thirteen Pounds Sixteen Shillings, which was, by Ordinance of Parliament, appointed to have been paid to Sir Walter Earle, out of the additional Excise for Arms and Land Forces, from the Twenty-fourth of June 1649, to the Twenty-fifth of December 1649, be forthwith paid over unto Tempest Milner Esquire, for the Repair of the Works in the Garison of Berwick, upon Account: And that the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said Tempest Milner, for the said Monies, or any Part thereof, shall be a sufficient Discharge unto the Commissioners of the Excise, and such other Person or Persons as shall pay the same: And that the said Tempest Milner be authorized and required to pay over the said Nine hundred and thirteen Pounds Sixteen Shillings to the Mayor of Berwick, for the Uses aforesaid: And that the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said Mayor of Berwick shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said Tempest Milner for the same.

Ordered, That the Sum of Five hundred Pounds, remaining due from the Lord Pagett upon his Composition, be likewise paid over to the said Tempest Milner, to be by him paid to the Mayor of Berwick, for the Purposes aforesaid: And the like Acquittance and Acquittances, as were formerly ordered for the Nine hundred and Thirteen Pounds Sixteen Shillings, shall be a sufficient Discharge to the Person or Persons who shall pay the same: And that it be referred to the Committee of Haberdashers Hall, to take Order, That the same be done accordingly.

Ordered, That the Remainder of the said Sum of Five thousand Eight hundred and Thirty Pounds, for the Repairs of the Garison of Berwick, over and above the said Sums of Nine hundred and Thirteen Pounds Sixteen Shillings, and Five hundred Pounds aforesaid, be supplied and made up out of that Twenty thousand Pounds, payable unto the Committee of the Army for the Composition of North Wales.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Army, to issue out their Warrants to the Treasurers at Wars, to make Payment thereof accordingly unto Tempest Milner Esquire: Whose Acquittance and Acquittances to the said Treasurers at War shall be their sufficient Discharge for Payment thereof: And that the same be paid over, by the said Tempest Milner, to the Mayor of Berwick, for the Purposes aforesaid: And the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said Mayor of Berwick shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said Tempest Milner for the same.

Ordered, That no further Part of the said Twenty thousand Pounds be disposed of, for any other Use or Purposes, until the true State of the Matter of Fact, and of the Persons for whom this Twenty thousand Pounds, or any Part of it, was appointed, be made to the House.

Fee-farm Rents.

Ordered, That the Committee for the Bill for Sale of the Fee-farm Rents be injoined to sit this Afternoon; and so de die in diem; and bring in the Bill with all Speed.

Petition from Berwick.

The humble Petition of the Mayor, Aldermen, Burgesses, and Bailiffs of the Town of Berwick upon Twede, was this Day read.

Lord Mordington.

The humble Petition of James Lord Mordington, was this Day read.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Compositions with Delinquents in the Four Northern Counties, to take and receive the Profits of the Sequestration of the said Lord Mordington's Estate, until the House take further Order, to the same Uses, to which the same was appointed by former Order.

Gospel in Wales.

Ordered, That the Act concerning Preaching the Gospel in the Welsh Counties, be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning.

Berwick Charter.

The humble Petition of the Mayor, Bailiffs, and Burgesses of Berwick upon Twede, was this Day read.

Ordered, by the Parliament, That the Town of Berwick upon Twede do from henceforth hold and enjoy their Privileges and Customs, according to their Charter formerly granted them, until this House shall take further Order; notwithstanding any Act, Ordinance, or Order of Parliament to the contrary.