House of Lords Journal Volume 10
4 March 1648

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 10: 4 March 1648', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 10: 1648-1649 (1767-1830), pp. 89-98. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=32764 Date accessed: 18 September 2014.


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DIE Sabbati, 4 die Martii.

PRAYERS, by Mr. Sallawey.

Domini præsentes fuerunt:

Comes Manchester, Speaker.

Comes Kent.
Comes Salisbury.
Comes Warwicke.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Ds. North.
Ds. La Warr.
Ds. Dacres.
Ds. Howard.
Ds. Mountagu.
Ds. Wharton.

Sir J. Maynard, further Time to put in his Answer.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir John Maynard; desiring, "he may have further Time to put in his Answer, in regard most of his Counsel assigned him are gone the Circuit:"

It is Ordered, That Sir John Maynard shall have Time till Tuesday come Three Weeks, to put in his Answer.

Message from the H. C. with a Letter to the Judges going the Circuit.

A Message was brought up from the House of Commons, by Mr. Cornelius Hollande; who brought up a Letter to be sent to the Judges that go the Circuit, wherein their Lordships Concurrence is desired.

(Here enter it.)

Read, and Agreed to.

The Answer returned was:

Answer.

That this House agrees to this Letter now brought up.

Message to the H. C. with the Declaration in Answer to the Papers from the Scots Commissioners;- and to remind them of the Westminster College Ordinance.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons; by Doctor Bennett and To desire their Concurrence in the Alterations in the Declaration in Answer to some Papers of the Scotts Commissioners; and that if they do agree therein, that it may be printed and published, and referred to the Committee at Derby House, to be sent to our Commissioners in Scotland, that they may make Use of it to the same Ends and Purposes as they were directed to do with the other Declaration.

2. To put them in Mind of the Ordinance concerning the College of Westm.

Howard and Mordaunt to attend the Committee.

Ordered, That the Gentleman Usher attending this House shall give Notice to Mr. Howard and Mr. Mordant, to appear forthwith before the Lords Committees appointed to examine the Difference between them; and in the mean Time to keep their Lodgings.

Ordinances to clear the following Persons of their Delinquency.

These Ordinances for Composition of Delinquents Estates were read, and passed:

1. Ordinance of Gyles Penny.
2. Ordinance of Henry Boothby.
3. Ordinance of Rich. Bishopp.
4. Ordinance of Wm. Garway.
5. Ordinance of Sir Fredericke Thynne.
6. Ordinance of Sir Roger Palmer.
7. Ordinance of Doctor George Snell.
8. Ordinance of Wm. Blithman.
9. Ordinance of Haward Bickerstaffe.
10. Ordinance of Rob't Hyliard.
11. Ordinance of Walter Noell.
12. Ordinance of Richard Bassett.
13. Ordinance of George Thorold.
14. Ordinance of Wm. Lockton.
15. Ordinance of Tho. Waller.
16. Ordinance of Sam. Davison.
17. Ordinance of Wm. Walker.
18. Ordinance of Ferdinando Stanley.
19. Ordinance of Countess of North'ton.
20. Ordinance of George Chamberlaine.
21. Ordinance of Gawen Braithwaite.
22. Ordinance of John Fletcher and Rich.his Son.
23. Ordinance of Henry Gilbert.
24. Ordinance of Edward Berkley.
25. Ordinance of John Marten.
26. Ordinance of Rich. Taylor.
27. Ordinance of Sir Francis Munckton and Phillip his Son.
28. Ordinance of Christopher Dudley.
(Here enter them.)

Preachers at the Fast.

Ordered, That Thanks be given to Mr. Cawdrey and Mr. Sympson, for their Sermons the last Fast-day, and desired to print their Sermons.

Preachers at the next.

Ordered, That Mr. Obadiah Sedgwicke and Mr. Stirry are appointed to preach before the Lords, the next Fast-day, at The Covent Garden Church.

Colonel Roe, a Protection.

Upon reading the Petition of Colonel Owen Roe and Colonel Francis Roe; shewing, " That they have great Debts, to the Value of Six Thousand Four Hundred and Fifty-seven Pounds, owing to them by the State, for which divers of their Creditors (fn. *) them for the Payment of the same:"

It is Ordered, That the said Colonel Owen Roe (who stands engaged with his Brother Colonel Francis Roe for most of the said Monies) shall have the Protection of this House, and be freed from Arrests and Suit as concerns those Debts, and this to continue for Six Months.

Baker, concerning the Ships Pearle and Box Tree.

Upon reading the Petition of John Baker:

It is Ordered, That he shall enjoy the former Orders of this House, of the Second of June, and others, concerning The Pear'e Hoye, and The Box Tree.

Persons to be attached, who interrupt the Lords in their going or coming to the House.

Ordered, That no Person or Persons shall be clamorous or troublesome in their Carriage to the Lords, as they go in to and out of the Parliament House: And if any shall, in Contempt of this Order, presume to act to the contrary, the Gentleman Usher attending this House shall take such Person into Custody.

Giles to be instituted to Rislipp.

It is this Day Ordered, That Doctor Aylett give Institution and Induction unto Nathaniell Giles Clerk, Master of Arts, to the Vicarage of Rislipp, in Com. Midd. void by Death last Incumbent; salvo Jure cujuscunque: Presentation under the Great Seal.

Ordinance to clear Penny of his Delinquency.

Whereas Giles Penny, of East Quanticks, in the County of Som'sett, Gentleman, hath, upon his Petition to the Commissioners for compounding with Delinquents sitting at Gouldsmiths Hall, been fined for his Delinquency the Sum of Three Hundred and Thirty Pounds, he having been in the Beginning of these Wars in Arms against the Parliament: Forasmuch as it doth appear that the (fn. *) said Giles Penny did in a short Time desert the said Service, and hath since been in Arms for the Space of Two Years for the Parliament, in which Time he hath good Testimony of his faithful Carriage, it is therefore Ordered and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the said Fine of Three Hundred and Thirty Pounds shall be remitted unto the said Giles Penny, in Satisfaction for his Arrears grown due unto him for his Service to the Parliament; and the said Lords and Commons do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said Giles Penny, for his said Offence formerly committed, in bearing Arms against the Parliament, in such Form as is agreed by both Houses for like Offenders, together with a Grant of, and Restitution to him, his Heirs and Assigns, of all his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, from the Day of the Date of these Presents; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England for the Time being are hereby likewise authorized to pass under the said Great Seal accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said Giles Penny from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particulars were of greater Yearly Values than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said Giles Penny shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Boothby, D°.

"Whereas Henry Boothby, of Cattercoate, in the County of Oxford, Esquire, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of Nineteen Hundred Pounds, he having lest his Habitation, and resided in the Enemy's Quarters: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said Henry Boothby, for his said Offence, in such Form as is agreed by both Houses for like Offenders, together with a Grant of, and Restitution to him, his Heirs and Assigns, of all his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to a Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof, from the Five and Twentieth Day of September, 1647, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Henry Boothby, in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England for the Time being are hereby likewise authorized to pass under the said Great Seal accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said Henry Boothby from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Values than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said Henry Boothby shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Bishop, D°.

"Whereas Richard Bishopp, of Cholsey, in the County of Berks, Esquire, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of Three Hundred Four Score and Five Pounds, he having deserted his Dwelling, and lived in the Enemy's Quarters: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said Richard Bishopp, for his said Offence, in such Form as is agreed by both Houses for like Offenders, together with a Grant of, and Restitution to him, his Heirs and Assigns, of all his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to a Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof, from the First Day of March, 1646, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Richard Bishopp, in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England for the Time being are hereby likewise authorized to pass under the said Great Seal accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said Richard Bishopp from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Values than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said Richard Bishopp shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Garway, D°.

"Whereas William Garway, of London, Esquire, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of Two Hundred and Ninety Pounds, he having been in Arms against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said William Garway, for his said Offence, in such Form as is agreed by both Houses for like Offenders, together with a Grant of, and Restitution to him, his Heirs and Assigns, of all his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to a Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof, from the 19th Day of December, 1646, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said William Garway in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England for the Time being are hereby likewise authorized to pass under the said Great Seal accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said William Garway from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Values than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said William Garway shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Sir Henry Frederick Thynn, D°.

"Whereas Sir Henry Fred'rick Thynn, of Caurse Castle, in the County of Salop, Knight, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of Five Thousand One Hundred and Three Score Pounds, he having been in Arms against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said Sir Henry Frederick Thynne, for his said Offence, in such Form as is agreed by both Houses for like Offenders, together with a Grant of, and Restitution to him, his Heirs and Assigns, of all his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted according to a Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof, from the Day of the Payment of his said Fine, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Sir Henry Frederick Thynne in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England for the Time being are hereby likewise authorized to pass under the said Great Seal accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said Sir Henry Frederick Tynne from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Values than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said Sir Henry Fred'rick Thynne shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint: Provided, That the said Sir Henry Frederick Thynne do settle the Rectory of Kempsford, whereof he hath a Lease for Eighty Years to come, being of the Value of One Hundred Pounds per Annum, and the Rectory of Buckland and Laverton, of the Value of One Hundred Pounds per Annum, wherein he hath an Estate in Tail upon Nathaniell Stephens, Thomas Hodges, Robert Jenner, and John Stephens, Esquires, within Six Weeks after the said Fine shall be allowed, which is to be employed for the Maintenance of the Ministry, in such Sort as by both Houses of Parliament is or shall be appointed; and in case he shall not within the said Weeks settle the Rectories aforesaid in Manner as aforesaid, that then this Composition shall be void and null."

Sir Roger Palmer, D°.

"Whereas Sir Roger Palmer, of London, Knight of the Bath, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of Three Thousand Three Hundred Seventy and Seven Pounds, he having deserted the Parliament, and resided in the Enemy's Quarters: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said Sir Roger Palmer, for his said Offence, in such Form as is agreed by both Houses for like Offenders, together with a Grant of, and Restitution to him, his Heirs and Assigns, of all his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to a Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof, from the 23th Day of July, 1647, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Sir Roger Palmer in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners of the Great Seal of Eng land for the Time being are hereby likewise authorized to pass under the said Great Seal accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said Sir Roger Palmer from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Values than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said Sir Roger Palmer shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Snell, D°.

"Whereas George Snell, of Waverton, in the County of Chester, Doctor in Divinity, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of Three Hundred and Thirty Pounds, he having adhered unto and assisted the Forces raised against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said Doctor George Snell, for his said Offence, in such Form as is agreed by both Houses for like Offenders, together with a Grant of, and Restitution to him, his Heirs and Assigns, of all his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to a Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof, from the 9th Day of November, 1646, with (fn. *) an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Doctor George Snell in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England for the Time being are hereby likewise authorized to pass under the said Great Seal accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said Doctor George Snell from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Values than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said George Snell, Doctor in Divinity, shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Blithman, D°.

"Whereas William Blithman, of Newlath, in the County of Yorke, Esquire, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of One Hundred and Fifty-eight Pounds, Ten Shillings, he having adhered unto the Enemies of the Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said William Blithman, for his said Offence, in such Form as is agreed by both Houses for like Offenders, together with a Grant of, and Restitution to him, his Heirs and Assigns, of all his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to a Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof, from the Fifth Day of November, 1646, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said William Blythman in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England for the Time being are hereby likewise authorized to pass under the said Great Seal accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said William Blythman from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Values than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said Wm. Blithman shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint: Provided, That the said Wm. Blythman do, within Six Weeks after the said Fine shall be allowed of, settle Fifty Pounds per Annum, out of the Rectory of Wath, upon the Minister of Peniston, and his Successors, during the Term of Twenty-six Years; and in case he shall not settle the said Fifty Pounds, within the Space aforesaid, that then this Composition shall be void and null."

Bickerstaff, D°.

"Whereas Haward Bickerstaffe, of Godstone, in the County of Surrey, Gentleman, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of Two Hundred and Sixty Pounds, he having left his Habitation, and went to Oxford when it was a Garrison for the King: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said Haward Bickerstaffe, for his said Offence, in such Form as is agreed by both Houses for like Offenders, together with a Grant of, and Restitution to him, his Heirs and Assigns, of all his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to a Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof, from the 25th Day of September, 1646, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Haward Bickerstaffe in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England for the Time being are hereby likewise authorized to pass under the said Great Seal of England accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said Haward Bickerstaff from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Value than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said Haward Bickerstaff shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Hildiard, D°.

"Whereas Robert Hildiard, of Pattrington, in the County of Yorke, Esquire, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of Six Hundred and Ten Pounds, he having been in Arms against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said Robert Hildiard, for his said Offence, in such Form as is agreed by both Houses for like Offenders, together with a Grant of, and Restitution to him, his Heirs and Assigns, of all his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to a Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof, from the 26th Day of December 1646, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Robert Hildiard in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England for the Time being are hereby likewise autho rized to pass under the said Great Seal accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said Robert Hildiard from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the said Particular; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Values than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said Robert Hildiard shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Noell, D°.

"Whereas Walter Noell, of Hilcoate, in the County of Stafford, Gentleman, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of One Hundred Forty and Eight Pounds, he having been in Arms against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said Walter Noell, for his said Offence, in such Form as is agreed by both Houses for like Offenders, together with a Grant of, and Restitution to him, his Heirs and Assigns, of all his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to a Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof, from the 9th Day of February, 1646, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said (fn. *) Walter Noell in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England for the Time being are hereby likewise authorized to pass under the said Great Seal accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said Walter Noell from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Values than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said Walter Noell shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Bassett, D°.

"Whereas Richard Bassett, of Beaupree, in the County of Glamorgan, Esquire, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of Seven Hundred Fifty and Three Pounds, he having been a Commissioner of Array, and executed the Office of High Sheriff, contrary to the Ordinance of Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said Richard Bassett, for his said Offence, in such Form as is agreed by both Houses for like Offenders, together with a Grant of, and Restitution to him, his Heirs and Assigns, of all his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to a Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof, from the Seven and Twentieth Day of February, 1646, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Richard Bassett in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, or Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England for the Time being are hereby likewise authorized to pass under the said Great Seal accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said Richard Bassett from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Values than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said Richard Bassett shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Thorold, D°.

"Whereas George Thorold, of Boston, in the County of Lincolne, Gentleman, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of Three Hundred and Thirty Pounds, he having been in Arms against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said George Thorold, for his said Offence, in such Form as is agreed by both Houses for like Offenders, together with a Grant of, and Restitution to him, his Heirs and Assigns, of all his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to a Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof, from the Sixth Day of March, 1646, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said George Thorold in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England for the Time being are hereby likewise authorized to pass under the said Great Seal accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said George Thorold from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Values than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said George Thorold shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Lockton, D°.

"Whereas William Lockton, of Swineshead, in the County of Lincolne, Gentleman, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of One Hundred and Three Score Pounds, he having been in Arms against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said William Lockton, for his said Offence, in such Form as is agreed by both Houses for like Offenders, together with a Grant of, and Restitution to him, his Heirs and Assigns, of all his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to a Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof, from the 23th Day of March, 1646, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said William Lockton in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England for the Time being are hereby likewise authorized to pass under the said Great Seal accordingly: Provided, always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said William Locktone from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Values than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said William Locktone shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Waller, D°.

"Whereas Thomas Waller, of Beverley, in the County of Yorke, Gentleman, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of One Hundred Twenty and Two Pounds, he having been in Arms against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said Thomas Waller, for his said Offence, in such Form as is agreed by both Houses for like Offenders, together with a Grant of, and Restitution to him, his Heirs and Assigns, of all his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to a Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof, from the Five and Twentieth Day of December, 1646, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Thomas Waller in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England for the Time being are hereby likewise authorized to pass under the said Great Seal accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said Thomas Waller from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Values than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said Thomas (fn. *) Waller shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Davison, D°.

"Whereas Samuell Davison, of Wingate, in the County of Durham, Gentleman, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of Three Hundred and Twenty Pounds, he having been in Arms against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said Samuell Davison, for his said Offence, in such Form as is agreed by both Houses for like Offenders, together with a Grant of, and Restitution to him, his Heirs and Assigns, of all his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to a Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof, from the 24th Day of May, 1647, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Samuell Davison in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England for the Time being are hereby likewise authorized to pass under the said Great Seal accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said Samuell Davison from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Values than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said Samuell Davison shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Walker, D°.

"Whereas William Walker, of Kirkham, in the County of Lancaster, Attorney at Law, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of Two Hundred and Twenty Pounds, he having adhered unto and assisted the Forces raised against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said William Walker, for his said Offence, in such Form as is agreed by both Houses for like Offenders, together with a Grant of, and Restitution to him, his Heirs and Assigns, of all his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to a Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof, from the 18th Day of August, 1646, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said William Walker in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, in or to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England for the Time being are hereby likewise authorized to pass under the said Great Seal accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said William Walker from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Value than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said William Walker shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Stanley, D°.

"Whereas Ferdinando Stanley, of Broughton, in the County of Lancaster, Gentleman, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of One Hundred and Fifty Pounds, he having been in Arms against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said Ferdinandoe Stanley, for his said Offence, in such Form as is agreed by both Houses for like Offenders, together with a Grant of, and Restitution to him, his Heirs and Assigns, of all his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to a Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof, from the 21th Day of November, 1646, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Ferdinando Stanley in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England for the Time being are hereby likewise authorized to pass under the said Great Seal accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said Ferdinando Stanley from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Value than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said Ferdinando Stanley shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Countess of Northampton, D°.

"Whereas Mary Countess Dowager of Northampton hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to her Fine of Nine Hundred and Ninety Pounds, she having lived in the Enemy's Quarters, and adhered unto the Forces raised against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said Mary Countess of North'ton for her said Offence, in such Form as is agreed by both Houses for like Offenders, together with a Grant of, and Restitution to her, her Heirs and Assigns, of all her Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to a Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof, from the First Day of March, 1646, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Mary Countess Dowager of Northampton in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England for the Time being are hereby likewise authorized to pass under the said Great Seal accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said Mary Countess of Noth'ton from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Values than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said Mary Countess of North'ton shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Chamberlaine, D°.

"Whereas George Chamberlaine, of Wickham, in the County of Oxon, Gentleman, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of Four Hundred and Twenty-eight Pounds, he having been in Arms against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said George Chamberlaine, for his said Offence, in such Form as is agreed by both Houses for like Offenders, together with a Grant of, and Restitution to him, his Heirs and Assigns, of all his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to a Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof, from the Day of the Payment of his said Fine, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said George Chamberlaine in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England for the Time being are hereby likewise authorized to pass under the said Great Seal accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said George Chamberlaine from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Values than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said George Chamberlaine shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Brathwaite, D°.

"Whereas Gawen Brathwaite, of Ambleside, in the County of Westmerland, Esquire, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of One Hundred and Forty-nine Pounds, he having been a Commissioner of Array, and executed the said Commission: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said Gawen Brathwaite, for his said Offence, in such Form as is agreed by both Houses for like Offenders, together with a Grant of, and Restitution to him, his Heirs and Assigns, of all his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to a Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof, from the Fourth Day of November, 1646, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Gawen Brathwaite in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England for the Time being are hereby likewise authorized to pass under the said Great Seal accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said Gawen Brathwaite from a further Composition, for any other Lands Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Values than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said Gawen Brathwaite shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Fletchers, D°.

"Whereas John Fletcher, of Morley, in the County of Chester, Gentleman, and Richard Fletcher his Son, have by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to their Fine of Three Hundred and Eighteen Pounds; the Father having deserted his Dwelling, and lived in the Enemy's Quarters; the Son having been in Arms against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said John Fletcher and Richard Fletcher his Son, for their said Offences, in such Form as is agreed by both Houses for like Offenders, together with a Grant of, and Restitution to them, their Heirs and Assigns, of all their Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to a Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof, from the 23th Day of October, 1646, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said John Fletcher and Richard his Son in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England for the Time being are hereby likewise authorized to pass under the said Great Seal accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said John Fletcher and Richard his Son from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Values than are therein expressed during Three Years be fore the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said John Fletcher and Richard his Son shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Gilbert, D°.

"Whereas Henry Gilbert, of Locke, in the County of Derby, Esquire, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of Six Hundred and Eighty Pounds, he having deserted his Habitation, and lived in the Enemy's Quarters: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said Henry Gilbert, for his said Offence, in such Form as is agreed by both Houses for like Offenders, together with a Grant of, and Restitution to him, his Heirs and Assigns, of all his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to a Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof, from the 6th Day of March, 1646, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Henry Gilbert in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England for the Time being are hereby likewise authorized to pass under the said Great Seal accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said Henry Gilbert from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Values than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said Henry Gilbert shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Berkley, D°.

"Whereas Edward Berkley, of Pull, alias Pill, in the County of Som'sett, Esquire, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to the Fine of Eight Hundred Sixty and Six Pounds, he having been in Arms against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said Edward Berkley, for his said Offence, in such Form as is agreed by both Houses for like Offenders, together with a Grant of, and Restitution to him, his Heirs and Assigns, of all his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to a Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof, from the Day of the Payment of his said Fine, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Edward Berkley in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England for the Time being are hereby authorized to pass under the said Great Seal accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said Edward Berkley from any further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Values than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said Edward Berkley shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Martin, D°.

"Whereas John Martin, of Yarcombe, in the County of Devon, Esquire, Counsellor at Law, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of Four Hundred Twenty and Four Pounds, he having adhered unto and assisted the Forces raised against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said John Martin, for his said Offence, in such Form as is agreed by both Houses for like Offenders, together with a Grant of, and Restitution to him, his Heirs and Assigns, of all his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to a Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof, from the Six and Twentieth Day of March, 1646, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said John Martin in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England for the Time being are hereby likewise authorized to pass under the said Great Seal accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said John Martin from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Values than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said John Martin shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Taylor, D°.

"Whereas Richard Taylor, of Earnley, in the County of Sussex, Gentleman, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of Three Hundred and Sixty-four Pounds, he having been in Arms against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said Richard Taylor, for his said Offence, in such Form as is agreed by both Houses for like Offenders, together with a Grant of, and Restitution to him, his Heirs and Assigns, of all his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to a Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof, from the Three and Twentieth Day of September, 1646, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Richard Taylor in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England for the Time being are hereby likewise authorized to pass under the said Great Seal accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said Richard Taylor from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Values than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said Richard Taylor shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Sir Francis Monckton and Philip Monckton, D°.

"Whereas Sir Francis Monckton, of Fowden, in the County of Yorke, Knight, and Phillip Monckton his Son, Esquire, have by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to [ (fn. *) their Fine of] Eight Hundred Twenty-eight Pounds; the Father having deserted his Dwelling, and lived in the Enemy's Quarters, the Son having been in Arms against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said Sir Francis, and Phillip Monckton his Son, for their said Offence, in such Form as is agreed by both Houses for like Offenders, together with a Grant of, and Restitution to them, their Heirs and Assigns, of all their Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to a Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof, from the Thirtieth Day of October, 1646, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Sir Francis and Phillip Monckton in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, to prepared, the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England for the Time being are hereby likewise authorized to pass under the said Great Seal accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said Sir Francis and Phillip Monckton from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Values than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said Francis and Phillip Monckton shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Dudley, D°.

"Whereas Christopher Dudley, of Yanwith, in the County of Westmerland, Esquire, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of Two Hundred and Ten Pounds, he having been in Arms against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to prepare a Pardon to the said Christopher Dudley, for his said Offence, in such Form as is agreed by both Houses for like Offenders together with a Grant of, and Restitution to him, his Heirs and Assigns, of all his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to a Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof, from the 8th Day of October, 1646, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Christopher Dudley in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England for the Time being are hereby likewise authorized to pass under the said Great Seal accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said Christopher Dudley from a further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were of greater Yearly Values than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said Christopher Dudley shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Orders to prevent the Nuisance of Hackney Coaches, in the Streets of London and Westin.

Whereas Complaints are made unto the Lords in Parliament, of the great Inconveniences that are daily sustained, by the Means of Hackney Coaches, that pester and fill up the Streets, in and about the City of London, and the Liberties thereof: It is Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Mayor and Aldermen of the City of London take Care that, within the said City and Liberties thereof, the Hackney Coachmen be enjoined to keep at their Houses, whither such as have Occasion may send to them; or else that they keep in some public Places out of the Streets, as in Smithfeild, The Charter House, or such like, whither Recourse may be made to them as there shall be Occasions; and the Streets and Passages within the City and Liberties may be free for Passengers, without that continual Nuisance and other Inconveniences as are now daily sustained by their stopping up the Streets; and that such Punishment be inflicted upon those that will not submit hereunto, as by Law or the Custom of the City hath been usually imposed upon Offenders in this Kind.

Whereas Complaints are made unto the Lords in Parliament, of the great Inconveniences that are daily sustained, by the Means of Hackney Coaches, that pester and fill up the Streets in and about the Suburbs of the City of London, situate in the County of Midd., and the City of Westm'r, and Liberties thereof: It is Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That the Justices of Peace for the County, City, and Liberties aforesaid, take Care, that within the said County, City, and Liberties aforesaid, that Hackney Coachmen be enjoined to keep at their own Houses with their Coaches, whither such as have Occasion may send to them; or else that they keep in some public Places out of the Streets, as in The Covent Garden Peachoe, at Chareinge Crosse, and The New Pallace at Westm'r, or such like Places, whither Recourse may be made to them as there shall be Occasions; and the Streets and Passages within the Limits aforesaid may be open and free for Passengers, without that continual Nuisance and other Inconveniences as are now daily sustained by their stopping up the Streets; and that such Punishment be inflicted upon those that will not submit hereunto, as by Law or Custom hath been usually imposed upon Offenders in this Kind.

Instructions to the Judges going the Circuits, concerning Soldiers Widows, &c.

"Whereas both Houses of Parliament have lately made several Ordinances for the Relief of maimed Soldiers, and Widows and Orphans, within the several Counties of England and Wales, where the said Persons lived at the Time when they, their Husbands, or Fathers, went first out in the Parliament Service; the due Observation of which Ordinances hath been hitherto so much neglected, that divers of the said poor People come daily crying for Relief to the Houses Doors, to the great Dishonour of the Parliament, and much Vexation and Assliction to the said poor People Both Houses have therefore taken the same seriously into Consideration, (fn. *) and have commanded us hereby to declare their Pleasures to you, That, in your present Circuits, you do your utmost Endeavours, at the Assizes, to cause the said Ordinances to be put in Execution; with an especial Charge to all the Justices, and other Officers and Ministers, within their several Counties, to prosecute the same with all Diligence; and that you do there further declare unto them, That, at the next following Assizes, you are commanded to take a strict Account of their Proceedings therein; and if that then you shall find any Neglect therein, there shall be such Fines and Punishments inflicted on the Offenders, as the Contempt of a Business of so much Piety, Charity, and Honour, doth require: All which we again, in the Name of both Houses of Parliament, most earnestly recommend to your Care. And rest."

Adjourn.

House adjourned till 10a Monday Morning next.

Footnotes

* Sic.
* Deest in Originali.
* Origin and.
* Origin. William.
* Origin. Walker.
* Origin. his Fine to their Fine.
* Deest in Originali.