Lunæ, 1 Julii, 13° Car. Regis.
Committee of Privileges.
THAT the Committee for Privileges and Elections
do sit on Friday next, to hear the Matter of the
Election for the County of Nottingham.
Quarrel between Members.
This House being informed of a Quarrel, arisen between Mr. Edward Seymour and Mr. Jonathan Trelawney;
Notice whereof, Mr. Speaker had sent to them to keep
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker be desired to send for them,
and to endeavour a Reconciliation between them.
Divers of the Members of this House this Day delivered in Lists of the Persons named, to be inserted, as
Commissioners, in the Bill for well-governing of Corporations, within the several Counties and Places following;
Chester, Essex, Hereford, Lancaster, Durham, Cambridge,
Leicester, Nottingham, Cumberland, Berwick, Berks, Sommersett, Bedford, Warwick, Cornwall, Gloscester, Hertford, Devon, Middlesex, Munmouth, Worcester, Derby,
Oxford City, Northumberland, Salop, Dorsett, Stafford:
Which said Commissioners Names being severally twice
read, this House agreed thereunto; and ordered the same
should be inserted into the said Bill.
Ordered, That the Members serving for the several
Counties of Somersett and Gloscester, and Mr. Knight,
one of the Citizens serving for Bristoll, do confer and
agree together upon Commissioners Names for the said
City of Bristoll.
Pains and Penalties against Regicides.
And then this House proceeded to hear the Evidence
against Peregrine Pelham, Sir William Constable, Humphry
Edwards, Richard Dean, Sir John Danvers, John Aldred,
alias Alured, John Moore, Anthony Stapeley, John Fry,
Francis Aleyn, Sir Thomas Maleverer, Sir Gregory Norton,
John Blackston, Sir John Bourcher, William Purefoye,
Thomas Horton, Isaack Ewre, John Ven, Thomas Andrewes
Alderman, Thomas Hamond, Twenty of the Persons who,
in the Month of January 1648, acted and proceeded
against the Life of our late Sovereign King Charles the
First, of blessed Memory; and, being dead when the
Act of Indemnity was made, being thereby reserved to
such Pains, Penalties, and Forfeitures, as by another Act
of Parliament, intended to be hereafter passed for that
Purpose, should be expressed and declared: And also
against James Challoner, since deceased, and William Lord
Mounson, Sir Henry Mildmay, Sir James Harrington, John
Phelps, and Robert Wallop, who did sit, and act in that
traiterous Assembly, within the said Month of January
1648; acted and proceeded against the Life of our said
late Sovereign Lord King Charles the First, of blessed
Memory; and were therefore, by the said Act of Indemnity, reserved to such Pains, Penalties, and Forfeitures,
not extending to Life, as by another Act, intended to be
passed for that Purpose, should be imposed upon them.
And his Majesty's Council being called in;
Sir Jeffery Palmer Knight, his Majesty's Attorney
General, Sir John Glin, and Sir William Wyld, Two of
his Majesty's Serjeants at Law, were brought into this
House, with the Mace before them; and took their Places
on the Right Hand of the Side Bar: And produced several
Witnesses, who, at the Bar of this House, gave Evidence,
as well against the said Twenty-one Persons deceased, as
also against the said Sir Henry Mildmay and Robert
Wallop, who were now brought in Custody to the Bar of
this House; as also against the said John Phelps, who is
fled; and Sir James Harrington, who cannot be found:
That they did sit and act, in that traiterous Assembly,
against the Life of our said late Sovereign Lord King
Charles the First, of blessed Memory: And offered to
have produced the like Evidence against the said Lord
Mounson; who, being at the Bar, confessed the Fact.
After which, his Majesty's Council, and the Witnesses,
were caused to withdraw.
And, after full Debate of the said Evidence,
Resolved, upon the Question, Nemire contradicente,
That a Bill be prepared and brought in, for the Confiscation of all the Estates, real and personal, of the said
Twenty-one Persons deceased: With a like Proviso
(nevertheless respect being had to the several Times from
which the Estates, real and personal of the said several
Persons, shall be confiscated) as was contained in the former Act of Attainder, in reference to such Persons as
have Conveyances, or claim any Estate, as Purchasers,
bona fide, for valuable Considerations, from the Persons
Resolved also, upon the Question, Nemine contradicente, That the Bill to be presented against the said Twenty-one Traitors that are dead, shall also be enlarged and
extended to the said Lord Viscount Mounson, Sir Henry
Mildmay, Sir James Harrington, Robert Wallop, and John
Phelps, for a Confiscation of all their Estates, both real
and personal, with the like Proviso (respect being had to
the Times from which the real and personal Estates of the
said Persons shall be confiscate) as was contained in the
former Act of Attainder, in relation to such Persons as
have Conveyances, or claim any Lands or Estates of the
Persons before-named as Purchasers, bona fide, for
Resolved further, Nemine contradicente, That the Bill
shall contain a further Pain against the said Persons that
are in Custody; and against the said Sir James Harrington and John Phelps, when they can be apprehended;
that they shall be kept and remain Prisoners during their
Resolved also, Nemine contradicente, That the said Lord
Mounson, Sir Henry Mildmay, and Sir James Harrington, and every of them, shall be degraded from their
several Honours and Titles; and that the Bill to be
brought do make Provision for the same.
Resolved further, That the Bill shall provide this further Pain and Punishment; That the said Persons, so degraded, and the other Persons now alive, shall be drawn
from the Tower of London, upon Sledges and Hurdles,
through the Streets a Highway, to and under the Gallows
at Tiborne, with Ropes about their Necks, and from
thence to be conveyed back to the Tower, there to remain Prisoners during their Lives.
Resolved, That the said Bill shall, according to the former Vote, contain a Clause for the Execution of those
Nineteen Traitors in the Tower, that are convicted and
condemned: And Sir Heneage Finch, his Majesty's Solicitor General is desired to prepare and bring in the said Bill.
Resolved, also, That the Serjeant at Arms attending
this House, or his Deputy, do forthwith apprehend, and
take into Custody, the said Sir James Harrington and John
Ordered, That Sir Henry Vane and John Lambert, that
are wholly excepted and foreprised out of the Act of Indemnity, be left to be proceeded against according to
Law: And it is recommended to Mr. Attorney General,
to take care of the Proceeding against them.
Ordered, That Mr. Attorney General do prepare and
bring in the Evidence against Sir Arthur Haslerig, being
another of the Persons excepted by the said Act, as to
Pains, Penalties, and Forfeitures, not extending to Life,
as soon as he can, that the Pains and Penalties against
him may be made Part of the Bill directed to be brought
Confirming publick Acts.
Ordered, That Mr. Secretary Morice do carry up the
Act for confirming of publick Acts, to the Lords, for
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Edward Eliot, a Member of this
House, have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That Mr. Thomas Southcot, a Member of
this House, have Leave to go into the Country.
Resolved, upon the Question, and Ordered, That his
Majesty be humbly desired to nominate and appoint
Commissioners for the City of London, to be inserted into
the Bill for better governing Corporations: And such
Members of this House as are of his Majesty's Privy
Council, are desired to acquaint his Majesty herewith.
And then the House adjourned till Eight of the
Clock, To-morrow Morning.