House of Lords Journal Volume 10
4 April 1648

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 10: 4 April 1648', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 10: 1648-1649 (1767-1830), pp. 177-185. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=32781 Date accessed: 03 September 2014.


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Die Martis, 4 Aprilis.
Thomas's Ordinance. Ordinance for Payment of Tithes in London. Mrs. Hylord's Ordinance. Report about Capt. Hawkridge. Order for cleaning the Streets of Cambridge. Husband's Order. Ordinances clear the following Persons of their Delinquency. Message to the H. C. about the following Particulars. Message from thence, that they intend to adjourn for a Week; and with Ordinances. Committee at Derby House to meet during the Adjournment. Answer to the H. C. Ordinance concerning the Contractors for Bishops Lands. Soldiers Indemnity in Kent. Collection for the Inhabitants of Wrexham. Parker, concerning Wrotham Ordinance. Men to be sent to Venice. Commissioners for the Great Seal of of Ireland: Message to the H. C. with it;—for Men to be sent to Venice;—and to remind them of L. Cromwell's Business. Bland and Fowke, concerning the Receiver Generalship of Yorksh. Order concerning Messrs. Rous and Barton's Psalms. Ordinance for Maintenance of a Ministry in Litchfield. Ordinance to clear Thomas of his Delinquency. Ordinance for Payment of Tithes in London. Letter from the P. Elector, for Capt. Wilkins to Transport 400 Men for his Brother P. Philip to Venice. Report from the Admiralty Committee, for Capt. Hawkridge to have an Allowance, on account of his Loss and Slavery, being taken by a Turkish Man of War. Order for 617l. 15s. 6d. to Husbands, Printer to the H. C. Ordinance to clear Lee, Harvey, Hatcher, and Athow, of their Delinquency. Symes, Page, Taylor, Howard, and Bridger, D°. M. Robinson, Sen. and Jun. D°. Armitage, D°. Cudworth, D°. Cockayne, Westcott, and Stoakley, D°. Gryce, D°. Dalston, D°. Kirton, D°. Rookwood, D°. H. Cartwright, Sen. and Jun. D°. Order for 1500l. for Col. Jephson. Order for 1000l. more for him. Ordinance for Indemnity for the Committee and Forces, &c. of Kent. Ordinance to clear Kent of his Delinquency. Adjourn. Footnotes

Die Martis, 4 Aprilis.

PRAYERS, by Mr. Case.

Domini præsentes fuerunt:

Comes Manchester, Speaker.

Comes Kent.
Comes Salisbury.
Comes Denbigh.
Ds. Howard.
Ds. Dacres.
Ds. La Warr.
Ds. Grey.
Ds. Wharton.

Thomas's Ordinance.

"The Ordinance for Composition of the Delinquency of Walter Thomas was read, and Agreed to.

(Here enter it.)

Ordinance for Payment of Tithes in London.

The House was adjourned into a Committee during Pleasure, to debate the Ordinance for Payment of Tithes to the Ministers of London.

The House being resumed;

The said Ordinance was reported as fit to pass, without any Alterations; and being read the Third Time, (fn. *) was Agreed to. (Here enter it.)

Mrs. Hylord's Ordinance.

An Ordinance concerning Mrs. Katherine Highlord, was read, and passed; and to be sent to the House of Commons for their Concurrence.

Report about Capt. Hawkridge.

The Lord Dacres presented to the House, a Report from the Committee of the Admiralty, concerning Captain Hawkeridge; which was read, and ordered to be recommended to the House of Commons.

(Here enter it.)

Order for cleaning the Streets of Cambridge.

Ordered, That the Order for cleansing the Streets at Cambridge, dated the 31th of March last, shall be printed and published; and the Vice Chancellor to see it printed and published, that so no Persons whom it concerns, having Notice thereof, may (fn. *) not plead Ignorance when their Names are returned to this House, to answer for their Contempt.

Husband's Order.

The Order for Payment of Six Hundred Seventeen Pounds, Fifteen Shillings, and Six Pence, to Edward Husbands, was read, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)

Ordinances clear the following Persons of their Delinquency.

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

1. The Ordinance of Richard Lee. (Hereenter them.)
2. Ordinance of Walter Symes.
3. Ordinance of Mathew Robinson.
4. Ordinance of Wm. Armitage.
5. Ordinance of Richard Cudworth.
6. Ordinance of Wm. Cokayne, Phillip Westcott, and George Stokeley.
7. Ordinance of Francis Grice.
8. Ordinance of John Dalston.
9. Ordinance of Edward Kirton.
10. Ordinance of Eward Rookewood.
11. Ordinance of Hugh Cartwright.
12. Ordinance of Wm. Kent.

Message to the H. C. about the following Particulars.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page:

1. To deliver to them the Petition of Sir Francis Willoughby, with special Recommendations.

2. To put them in Mind of the Lady Moore's Business.

3. To put them in Mind of Mr. Rushworthe's Business.

4. To let them know, that this House agrees to the Ordinance for making Mr. Alderman Andrewes and Mr. Maurice Thompson to be Treasurers for the Assessments of Ireland.

Message from thence, that they intend to adjourn for a Week; and with Ordinances.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Annesley:

1. To let their Lordships know, that they intend to adjourn their House till To-morrow Sevennight; and desire that the Lords that are of the Committee at Derby House may meet.

2. To desire Concurrence in an Ordinance for Fifteen Hundred Pounds for Colonel Jepson.

(Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

3. To desire Concurrence in an Ordinance for One Thousand Pounds for Colonel Jepson. (Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

Committee at Derby House to meet during the Adjournment.

Ordered, That this House intends to adjourn till To-morrow Sevennight; and that the Lords that are of the Committee at Derby House do meet constantly in the mean (fn. *) Time.

The Answer returned was:

Answer to the H. C.

That this House agrees to the Two Ordinances now brought up, and have ordered that their House shall adjourn till To-morrow Sevennight; and (fn. †) have ordered that the Lords of the Committee at Derby House do meet constantly.

Ordinance concerning the Contractors for Bishops Lands.

The House was adjourned into a Committee during Pleasure, to debate the Ordinance concerning the Contractors of the Bishops Lands to buy Bishops Lands.

The House being resumed;

Nothing was Resolved at this Time.

Soldiers Indemnity in Kent.

The Ordinance for the Indemnity of the Soldiers in the County of Kent, was read the Third Time, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)

Collection for the Inhabitants of Wrexham.

Upon reading a Petition of David ap David, &c. Inhabitants of the Town of Wrexham, in the County of Denbigh, who are undone by reason of a great Loss by Fire:

It is Ordered, That an Ordinance shall be brought, for giving them a Collection; and that the same be passed under the Great Seal.

Parker, concerning Wrotham Ordinance.

Ordered, That Wm. Parker shall, upon Wednesday come Sevennight, shew Cause why the Ordinance concerning Wrotham in Kent should not pass.

Men to be sent to Venice.

Upon reading a Letter of the Prince Elector:

(Here enter it.)

It is Ordered, To be communicated to the House of Commons, with Concurrence that those Captains may transport the Four Hundred Men, for the Service of the State of Venice, as formerly he had.

Commissioners for the Great Seal of of Ireland:

Ordered, That the Great Seal of Ireland be put into the Custody of Sir Wm. Usher, Sir James Barry, and Baron Hilton, for Twelve Months; and the Concurrence of the House of Commons to be desired herein.

Message to the H. C. with it;—for Men to be sent to Venice;—and to remind them of L. Cromwell's Business.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page:

1. To deliver to them the Letter of the Prince Elector; with a Desire of Concurrence, that those Captains mentioned therein may have Liberty to transport Four Hundred Men, for the Service of the State of Venice, according to former Contract with Men.

2. To put them in Mind of the Lord Crumwell's Business.

3. To desire their Concurrence in the Order for putting the Great Seal of Ireland into the Custody of Sir Wm. Usher, Sir James Barry, and Baron Hilton.

Bland and Fowke, concerning the Receiver Generalship of Yorksh.

Upon reading the Petition of John Bland; desiring, to be heard by Counsel, before any Ordinance be passed this House, concerning the Receiver General's Place of Yorkeshire:"

It is Ordered, That he shall be heard, by his Counsel, To-morrow Sevennight, touching the Right he pretends to this Place.

Order concerning Messrs. Rous and Barton's Psalms.

Upon the Petition of William Barton, read this Day in the House:

It is Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That the Book of Psalms, intituled, "An exact Emendation of the whole Booke of Psalmes, begun by Francis Rous Esquire, and perfected, with sundry Hymnes thereunto annexed, by the said William Barton Master of Artes," the said Book being diligently compared with the Original, shall be printed and published; and that none shall presume to print or re-print the same, but with the Correction, and by the Appointment, of the said Authors under their Hands, as they will answer the contrary.

(fn. *) "Die Martis, 4 April, 1648.

"An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, for Maintenance of a Ministry in Lichfield.

Ordinance for Maintenance of a Ministry in Litchfield.

"It is this Day Ordered and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That Michael Biddulph, Michael Noble, Richard Pyot, Richard Swynsen, Zachary Babington, Esquires, Henry Mot, Thomas Saxon, Richard Drafgate, Thomas Minors, Thomas Caterbanck, William Hamersley, of the City of Lichfield, Gentlemen, do presently seize and sequester into their Hands the Houses, Rents, Revenues, Books, Deeds, Evidences, and all Writings and Records, belonging to the Dean, Dean and Chapter, Canons, Prebendaries, Vicars Choral, Officers, or Ministers, belonging to the Cathedral Church of Lichfield; as likewise all Monies, Goods, and Materials, bought or given and brought in to any Place or Person, for repairing or furnishing of the said Church, or otherwise appertaining thereunto, in whose Hands soever the same remaineth, together with all Arrearages of Rents, Pensions, and Monies due, and not yet paid; and that, out of the said Revenues, Rents, Pensions, and other Payments, and the Arrears thereof, they pay unto Two such able and Godly Ministers, appointed by the Committee of plundered Ministers, and approved by the Assembly of Divines, for their present Maintenance and Encouragement, in preaching the Word, and dispensing the Sacraments and Ordinances, in the several Congregations and Parishes within the said City of Lichfield, the Sum of Three Hundred Pounds per Annum; (videlicet,) to either of the said Two Ministers the Sum of One Hundred and Fifty Pounds per Annum, and to be paid at the End of every Quarter of the Year; the First Payment to begin the Five and Twentieth Day of March, 1648, and to continue during their Natural Lives; and also that they do set out and deliver unto the said Ministers, so approved, Two good and convenient Dwelling-houses, belonging to the said Dean, Dean and Chapter, Prebendaries, and other Officers of the said Cathedral, now sequestered, or to be sequestered, by reason of the Delinquency of the Owners thereof, (to wit,) to either of the said Ministers One House for his Dwelling, well repaired and fitted for his Use, with Backsides, Gardens, and other their Appurtenances: And for the better Execution of this Order, they the said Michael Biddulph, Michael Noble, Richard Pyot, Richard Swynfen, Zachary Babington, Henry Mot, Thomas Saxon, Richard Drafgate, Thomas Minors, Thomas Caterbanck, William Hamersley, or the major Part of them, are hereby authorized to constitute and appoint such Assistants, Deputies, Receivers, and other Officers, as they shall find requisire in the Premises; and to send for and examine all such Persons as are concerned in the Premises, as Parties or Witnesses; and to call all Lessors, Lessees, Tenants, and Under Tenants, of any of the Houses, Lands, Tithes, or other Profits whatsoever, to the said Dean, Dean and Chapter, and other Prebendaries, Vicars Choral, and Officers belonging, to shew their several (fn. *) Counterparts of Leases or Deeds, and make it appear how they hold the same; and of all such Writings, Leases, and other Deeds and Instruments so shewed, they are authorized to demand Copies, and to cause them to be fairly ingrossed in a large Book for that Purpose; the said Tenants and other Persons, so shewing their said Leases, Deeds, or Instruments, not being compelled to pay above the Sum of Two Shillings and Six Pence for the Transcribing and Recording of every such Lease or Writing; and for the rest of the necessary Charges in and about the Premises, they shall be allowed out of the said sequestered Estates: And to the End the said City of Lichfield, and several Parishes and Congregations therein, may be the more effectually provided of able Ministers, and the said Annual Sum of Three Hundred Pounds the more certainly paid as aforesaid, be it further Ordained, by the said Lords and Commons in Parliament, and by Authority of the same, That all and every Farmer, Tenant, Lessee, and every other Person, and Persons within the Kingdom of England and Dominion of Wales, who do or shall owe, or ought to pay, any Rents, Issues, Fines, Herriots, Profits, Sum or Sums of Money, or aught else reserved, upon any Lease, Covenant, or Agreement, to the said Dean, Dean and Chapter, or other Prebendaries, Officers, or Ministers, of the said Cathedral Church, in Right thereof (except for the Two Houses and Premises granted to the Ministers as aforesaid), shall from Time to Time pay the same, and all Arrearages thereof, unto the said Michael Biddulph, Michael Noble, Richard Pyot, Richard Swynfen, Zachary Babington, Henry Mot, Thomas Saxon, Richard Drafgate, Thomas Minors, Thomas Caterbanck, William Hamersley, or to their Assistants, or other Person or Persons by them or any Four of them authorized to receive the same, as it shall grow due, and to no other Person or Persons whatsoever, in such Manner and Form, and at such Time and Place, as the said Dean, Dean and Chapter, Prebendaries, Vicars Choral, and other Officers, or any One by them thereto authorized, hath formerly accustomed (or ought) to receive the same; and that the Acquittance of such Receiver or Receivers thereof, under his or their Hand, shall be a sufficient Discharge to every Person so paying the same, against all other Persons whatsoever, any Order, Covenant, Grant, Proviso, or other Thing whatsoever, heretofore ordered, made, done, or pretended to the contrary, notwithstanding; and that the said Michael Biddulph, Michael Noble, Richard Pyot, Richard Swynfen, Zachary Babington, Henry Mot, Thomas Saxon, Richard Drafgate, Thomas Minors, Thomas Caterbanck, William Hamersley, and their Assistants, or the major Part of them, shall hereby have and use the same and the like Power, Authority, and Assistance, for and in the Discovery, seizing, and getting into their Hands, all and every the Premises (except before excepted) as they are and shall become due, and all Arrearages thereof, as is granted by any Ordinance of Parliament of Explanation thereof, to any other Sequestrators, or Committee for Sequestrations, of the Estates of Papists or other Delinquents, as if the said Michael Biddulph, Michael Noble, Richard Pyot, Richard Swynfen, Zachary Babington, Henry Mot, Thomas Saxon, Richard Drafgate, Thomas Minors, Thomas Caterbanck, William Hamersley, and their Assistants and Receivers, had been particularly named in such Ordinance or Explanation; and that, out of the said Rents, Issues, Revenues, and Profits, the Receiver or Treasurer thereof for the Time being shall pay unto the said Two Ministers (so to be approved as aforesaid) the Annual or Yearly Sum of Three Hundred Pounds, Quarterly as aforesaid, without further or other Warrant from any other Person or Persons whatsoever, before the said Receiver or Treasurer issue or pay out any other Sum or Sums of Monies out of the premised Rents or Revenues, to any other Person or Persons, for any other Use, Matter, Cause, or Thing, or upon any other Order whatsoever; and, after the said Three Hundred Pounds so satisfied and paid, shall satisfy, discharge, and pay, all such other Sum and Sums of Money, already given, granted, or otherwise due, out of the same Rents, Issues, Revenues, and Profits, or any Part thereof, as the same and every of them shall become due and payable, and no otherwise: And forasmuch as much of the said Revenues and Profits are due and payable out of several Counties within the Kingdom of England and Dominion of Wales, and from several Persons, in sundry small Sums, which are likely to be lost (if a strict Course therein be not taken), all Judges of Assize, Justices of Peace, Committees, and Commissioners of Parliament, in their several Counties, and other Officers and Persons within their several Precincts, are hereby required to be aiding and assisting unto the said Michael Biddulph, Michael Noble, Richard Pyot, Richard Swynfen, Zachary Babington, Henry Mot, Thomas Saxon, Richard Drafgate, Thomas Minors, Thomas Caterbanck, William Hamersley, and their Assistants, and Receiver or Treasurer, and to every of them, in the Collecting and Receiving thereof; and all and every Person and Persons, that shall do any Thing in Obedience and Pursuance of this present Ordinance, shall therein be esteemed to do an acceptable Service to the Kingdom, and have the Protection of both Houses of Parliament for their Indemnity: And if the said sequestered Estates and Revenues, or any Part thereof, shall hereafter be put into any other Hands than now they be put by this Ordinance, or otherwise aliened, sold, or disposed of, it is yet further Ordained, by the Authority aforesaid, That good and sufficient Provision shall be made, in the Passing and Disposal thereof, whereby the said Two Ministers shall and may, during their Lives, well and truly, by Quarterly Payments, receive the said Yearly Allowance of Three Hundred Pounds, out of the said sequestered Estates and Revenues, and enjoy the Houses abovesaid, according to the true Intent and Meaning of this present Ordinance; any Order, Act, or Ordinance, made or to be made, to the contrary hereof, in any Wise notwithstanding: Provided, That nothing in this Ordinance shall extend to the Levying of any Arrears due out of the Estates of John Earl of Rutland or Sir Edward Leech, Two of the Tenants aforesaid, in regard of their Sufferings in their Estates by the Enemy during these Wars; nor to any other of the said Tenants, that shall make it appear to the Trustees aforementioned, that their Arrears have been forced from them by the Power of the Enemy.

"Joh. Brown, Cleric. Parliamentor.

H. Elsynge, Cler. Parl. D. Com."

Ordinance to clear Thomas of his Delinquency.

"Whereas Walter Thomas, of Swansey, in the County of Glamorgan, Esquire, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of Three Hundred and Thirteen Pounds, he having been a Commissioner of Array, and assisting 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 Walter Thomas, 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 the said Fine, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Walter Thomas, 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 Thomas 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 Thomas shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Ordinance for Payment of Tithes in London.

"Whereas, by an Ordinance of Parliament of the Eighth of November, Anno Domini 1644, intituled, "An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, for the true Payment of Tithes and other such Duties, according to the Laws and Customs of this Realm," there is a Proviso, That the said Ordinance, or any Thing therein contained, shall not extend to any Tithes, Offerings, Yearly Payments, or other Ecclesiastical Duties, due, or to be due, for any Houses, Buildings, or other Hereditaments, within the City of London, or the Liberties thereof, which be otherwise provided for by Act of Parliament; and whereas some Doubts and Scruple hath been made, whether the Lord Mayor of the said City of London be sufficiently authorized to relieve such Ministers, within the said City or the Liberties thereof, as have been put into any Benefice, or Ecclesiastical Living, by Way of Sequestration, by both or either Houses of Parliament, or by the Committee for plundered Ministers, or any other Committee of Parliament: Be it therefore Ordered and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in this present Parliament assembled, That the said Proviso, in the beforementioned Ordinance of the 8th of November, 1644, be hereby repealed, and wholly made null and void; and that the said Ordinance of the 8th of November, 1644, and the Ordinance of the 9th of August, 1647, intituled, "An additional Ordinance of the Lords and Common assembled in Parliament, for the true Payment of Tithes, and other Duties," and the Ordinance of the Three and Twentieth of August, 1647, intituled, "An Ordinance for keeping in godly Ministers, placed in Livings by Authority of Parliament," and all other Ordinances of Parliament concerning the Payment of Tithes, Rates for Tithes, Rents, or other Duties, do extend unto the said City of London and the Liberties thereof, and be put in Execution by the Lord Mayor of the said City for the Time being, or by any Two Justices of Peace within the said City or Liberties thereof, who are hereby authorized and required respectively to require and command the Aid of all Constables, and other Officers, that shall be by the said Lord Mayor or Justices of Peace as aforesaid appointed for their Assistance in the due Execution of this Ordinance, as well within their several Parishes or Precincts as without, as well in Cases of Sequestration as otherwise, to all Intents and Purposes, and in the like Manner as in and by the said Ordinances is limited and appointed to be executed and done in any other Place or Places within the Kingdom of England, by the respective Justices of Peace and other Officers in the said Ordinances mentioned.

"Provided, That this Ordinance, or any Thing therein contained, shall not be construed to extend to the Payment of any other Kind of Tithes, Payments, Rents, or Duties, than such as have been paid at any Time since the Beginning of this Parliament, or Two Years before."

Letter from the P. Elector, for Capt. Wilkins to Transport 400 Men for his Brother P. Philip to Venice.

"For my Lord of Manchester, Speaker of the House of Peers.

"My Lord,

"I desire you to acquaint the House, that I am very sensible of their constant Affection, and Care for my Maintenance; and to assure them, that my Endeavours and Actions shall always be suitable unto those Obligations under which I stand to them and this Kingdom.

"I must further entreat your Lordship to represent to them, how that the Two Houses did, in October last, upon my Request, give Leave for the Levying and Transporting of Four Hundred Men, to Two Captains having Commission from my Brother Prince Phillip, for the State of Venice. But, the said Captains not being able to perform those Conditions upon which they had engaged, there hath as yet been nothing at all done in that Business.

"There is for the present one Captain Wilkens, who hath undertaken the same Employment: Unto him the General hath given Warrant for the Raising of the abovesaid Number of Men.

"Therefore my Desire is to the House, that they would be pleased, in Pursuance of their favourable Intentions to my said Brother, to renew their former Leave for their Transport; the said Captain giving good Assurance, that it shall not be to the Prejudice of the Affairs of this Kingdom. Herewith I rest

Somerset House, this 4th of April, 1648.

'Your Lordship's

"Most affectionate Friend to serve you,

"Charles Lodovic."

"Die Martis, 8 Februarii, 1647.

Report from the Admiralty Committee, for Capt. Hawkridge to have an Allowance, on account of his Loss and Slavery, being taken by a Turkish Man of War.

"By the Committee of Lords and Commons for the Admiralty and Cinque Ports.

"Whereas, by an Order of the House of Commons, dated 25 January last past, it was referred to this Committee, to consider what is fit to be done upon Captain William Hawkridge's Petition (having been sent down from the House of Peers), and to report their Opinions to the House, he thereby seeking to be relieved touching a Ship of his, seized upon, Anno 1630, in Tunis Roade, by the Admiral of a Turkish Fleet then riding there, who not only made Prize of his Ship and Goods to Three Thousand Pounds Value, but also sold the Petitioner and his Men to Algeir, where, after Twenty-three Months Imprisonment, he paid Four Hundred Pounds for his Ransom, as by the Petition is set forth: Ordered, That Report be made unto both Houses of Parliament, that this Committee is of Opinion, That Two Hundred Pounds be allowed unto the said Captain Hawkridge, out of the One per Centum appointed for Redemption of the Argier Captives; and that further Consideration be had of his Losses, out of the Goods saved in Spaine out of the Ship Honor, burnt in her Way to Argier, whither she was bound, in order to the Redemption of English Captives there, when the said Goods shall be recovered, if the Houses shall in their Wisdom think fit to allow thereof: And the Earl of Warwicke is desired to make Report hereof in the House of Peers, and Mr. Roll in the House of Commons.

"W. Jessop, Secretary."

Order for 617l. 15s. 6d. to Husbands, Printer to the H. C.

"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies sitting at Habberdash'rs Hall do pay unto Edward Husbands, Stationer, upon Accompt, the Sum of Six Hundred and Seventeen Pounds, Fifteen Shillings, and Six Pence, for the many Services he hath done the Public, in printing Declarations and other Matters for the Public Service of the Kingdom upon Order of the House of Commons; and it is referred to that Committee, to take the Accompts of the said Husbands, and to state them, until the Date of this Order."

Ordinance to clear Lee, Harvey, Hatcher, and Athow, of their Delinquency.

"Whereas Richard Lee Junior, of St. Margarett's, next Rochester, in the County of Kent, Gentleman, Walter Hatcher, of Tunbridge, in the same County, Gentleman, John Hervey, of Ickworth, in the County of Suffolke, Esquire, and John Athowe, of Beachamwell, in the County of Norffolke, Gentleman, have by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to their Fines; (videlicet,) the said Richard Lee to his Fine of Thirty-four Pounds, Eight Shillings; the said Walter Hatcher to his Fine of Fifty Pounds; the said John Hervey to his Fine of Twenty-four Pounds; and the said John Athowe to his Fine of Seventy-five Pounds; they 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 Lee, Walter Hatcher, John Hervey, and John Athowe, 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 Fines was accepted, according to a Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof, from the several Days of the Payment of their said respective Fines, with an Exception of the Rights or Estates of the said Richard Lee, Walter Hatcher, John Hervey, and John Athowe, in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel whatsoever; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners of the Great Seal 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 Lee, Walter Hatcher, John Hervey, and John Athowe, from any further Compositions, 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 Richard Junior, Walter Hatcher, John Hervey, and John Athowe, shall pay such further Fines, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Symes, Page, Taylor, Howard, and Bridger, D°.

"Whereas Walter Symes, of Westwittering, in the County of Sussex, Gentleman, John Page, of Madhurst, in the same County, Yeoman, John Taylor, of Ighenor, in the County aforesaid, Gentleman, Henry Howard, of Drury-Lane, in Com. Middlesex, Gentleman, and Richard Bridger, of Ashurst, in the County of Sussex, Gentleman, have by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to their Fines; videlicet, the said Walter Symes to his Fine of Thirty-four Pounds; the said John Page to his Fine of Fifty-five Pounds; the said John Taylor to his Fine of Twenty-four Pounds; the said Henry Howard to his Fine of Twenty Pounds; and the said Richard Bridger to his Fine of Threescore Pounds; the said Walter Symes and John Page having adhered unto and assisted the Forces raised against the Parliament, and the said John Taylor, Henry Howard, and Richard Bridger, 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 Symes, John Page, John Taylor, Henry Howard, and Richard Bridger, 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 Fines were accepted, according to Particulars thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Goldsmyths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof; (videlicet,) to the said Walter Symes from the 27th Day of February, 1645, to the said John Page from the Twenty-sixth of January, 1646, to the said John Taylor from the Second of January, 1646, to the said Henry Howard from the Eighth of January, 1647, and to the said Richard Bridger from the Fourth of March, 1645, with an Exception of the Right or Estates of the said Walter Symes, John Page, John Taylor, Henry Howard, and Richard Bridger, 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 Symes, John Page, John Taylor, Henry Howard, and Richard Bridger, from any further Compositions, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particulars 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 Walter Symes, John Page, John Taylor, Henry Howard, and Richard Bridger; shall pay such further Fines, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

M. Robinson, Sen. and Jun. D°.

"Whereas Mathew Robinson Senior, of Long Thorpe, the Father, and Mathew Robinson the Son, in the County of North'ton, Esquires, have by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to their Fine of Eight Hundred and Fifty Pounds, they having deserted their Dwelling, 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 Mathew Robinson the Father, and Mathew Robinson the 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 Goldsmyths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof, from the Six and Twentieth Day of September, 1646, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Mathew Robinson the Father and Mathew Robinson the 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 Mathew Robinson the Father and Mathew Robinson the 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 before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said Mathew Robinson the Father and Mathew Robinson the Son shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Armitage, D°.

"Whereas William Armitage, of Topliffe, in the County of Yorke, Gentleman, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of Three Hundred 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 Armitage, 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 Goldsmyths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof, from the Sixth Day of November, 1646, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said William Armitage 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 William Armitage 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 Armitage shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Cudworth, D°.

"Whereas Richard Cudworth, of Eastfeild, in the County of Yorke, Yeoman, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of Four Hundred and Ninety Pounds, he having adhered 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 Richard Cudworth, 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 Goldsmyths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof, from the Third Day of April, 1647, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Richard Cudworth 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 Cudworth 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 Cudworth shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Cockayne, Westcott, and Stoakley, D°.

"Whereas William Cockayne, of the Parish of Huxham, in the County of Devon, Gentleman, Phillip Wescott, of Eastbudeleigh, in the same County, Gentleman, and George Stoakley, of Milton, in Com. Oxon, Gentleman, have by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to their Fines; (videlicet,) the said William Cockayne to his Fine of One Hundred Pounds, the said Phillip Wescott to his Fine of One Hundred Pounds, and the said George Stoakley to his Fine of Three Score Pounds; the said William Cockayne and George Stoakley having been in Arms against the Parliament, and the said Phillip Wescott having 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 Cockayne, Phillip Wescott, and George Stoakley, 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 Fines were accepted, according to Particulars thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof; (videlicet,) to the said William Cockayne from the 16th Day of July, 1646, to the said Phillip Wescott from the 18th Day of June, 1646, to the said George Stoakley from the 19th Day of September, 1646; with an Exception of the Rights or Estates of the said William Cockayne, Phillip Wescott, and George Stoakeley, 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 Cockaine, Phillip Wescott, and George Stoakley, from any further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particulars 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 William Cockayne, Phillip Westcotte, and George Stoakley, shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Gryce, D°.

"Whereas Francis Gryce, of Sandall, in the County of Yorke, 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 Francis Gryce, 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 Fourteenth Day of November, 1646, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Francis Gryce 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 Francis Gryce 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 Gryce shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Dalston, D°.

"Whereas John Dalston, of Accorne Bancke, in the County of Westmerland, 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 John Dalston, 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 John Dalston 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 Dalston 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 Dalston shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Kirton, D°.

"Whereas Edward Kirton, of Castlecary, in the County of Som'sett, Esquire, hath by both Houses of Parliament been (fn. *) admitted to his Fine of Three Hundred and Fifty Pounds, he having deserted the Parliament, and sat in the Assembly at Oxford: 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 Kirton, 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 January, 1646, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Edward Kirton 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 Edward Kirton 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 Edward Kirton shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint: Provided, That the said Edward Kirton and his Wife do, within Six Weeks after the said Fine shall be allowed of by both Houses, settle Twenty Pounds per Annum, for the Term of Three Lives, upon the Minister of Castlecary; but, in case they shall not make this Settlement within Six Weeks after the passing hereof, then this Composition, and Pardon thereupon, to be null and void."

Rookwood, D°.

"Whereas Edward Rookewood, of Ewstone, in the County of Suffolke, Esquire, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of Seven Hundred 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 Rookewood, 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 Twentieth Day of March, 1646, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Edward Rookewood 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 Edward Rookewood 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 Edward Rookewood shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

H. Cartwright, Sen. and Jun. D°.

"Whereas Hugh Cartwright, of Southwell, in the County of Nottingham, Esquire, and Hugh Cartwright his Son, have by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to their Fine of Three Hundred and Twenty Pounds, they 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 Hugh Cartwright and Hugh 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 19th Day of November, 1646, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Hugh Cartwright and Hugh 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 Hugh Cartwright and Hugh 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 before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said Hugh Cartwright and his Son shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Order for 1500l. for Col. Jephson.

"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Sum of Fifteen Hundred Pounds be forthwith paid, by the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies at Habberdashers Hall, unto Colonel William Jephson, or his Assignee, upon Accompt; to be allowed in Part of the Arrears due unto him upon his Entertainment in Ireland in the Service of the Parliament, out of the Fifth and Twentieth Parts of such Delinquents as the said Colonel Wm. Jephson shall nominate to the said Committee, who have not yet paid their Fifth and Twentieth Parts."

Order for 1000l. more for him.

"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Sum of One Thousand Pounds be charged upon the Receipts of the Excise, in Course, with Interest for the same after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Centum, payable every Six Months; and that the said Sum of One Thousand Pounds when it shall in Course grow due, and the growing Interest for the same after the Rate of Eight per Centum, in the mean Time, be every Six Months paid unto Colonel Wm. Jephson, or his Assignee, in Satisfaction of a Debt of One Thousand Pounds, which the said Colonel William Jephson hath borrowed, and expended to his Soldiers in the Service of the Parliament, in the Province of Munster, in Ireland, for which he still stands indebted; and that the Acquittance or Acquittances of the said Colonel Wm. Jephson, or his Assignee, shall be from Time to Time a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the Commissioners of Excise, for the Payment of the said Sum of One Thousand Pounds, and growing Interest every Six Months, as aforesaid, accordingly."

Ordinance for Indemnity for the Committee and Forces, &c. of Kent.

"The Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, having, by an Ordinance of Parliament of the 21th of May, 1647, and by an additional Ordinance of the Seventh Day of June last, provided for the saving harmless and indemnifying all such Soldiers and others as have acted by the Authority of Parliament, or for the Service thereof; and taking into their Consideration, that, in and by the foresaid Ordinances, no Provision is made for the indemnifying and saving harmless of such Persons as at any Time since the making of the said Ordinances have acted or done, or who hereafter shall act or do, any Thing as aforesaid; and also that, in and by the aforesaid Ordinances of the 21th of May, 1647, no Provision is made for the Levying of such Sums of Money as are or shall be awarded unto such Person or Persons as are or shall be unduly prosecuted or molested for any Thing so done, other than by the Imprisonment of the Plaintiff or Prosecutor, which in many Cases, either of the Obstinacy of the said Plaintiss or Prosecutor, or of his Absence or Concealment of himself, gives no Relief to the Party grieved; and likewise finding, by several Complaints made to them, that it is a great Charge and Trouble to very many poor Soldiers and others, to whom due Relief is intended by the said Ordinances, to make their Repairs to the City of London, and to attend the Committee of Lords and Commons appointed by the said Ordinance for the Execution thereof: The said Lords and Commons, in Consideration thereof, have thought fit to order and ordain, and it is hereby Ordered and Ordained, That such and the like Provision and Remedy as in and by the said Ordinance of the 21th of May, 1647, is made and declared, for the indemnifying and saving harmless of such as at any Time before the making of the said Ordinance have acted or done any Thing by Authority or for the Service of the Parliament, such and the like Remedy and Provision be, and is hereby, ordained to be made and declared, for the indemnifying and saving harmless such Persons as at any Time have acted or done, or hereafter shall act or do, any Thing as aforesaid: And, for the further Ease of all such Persons, it is hereby Ordained and Declared, That Sir John Rivers Knight and Baronet, Sir Edward Monyns, Sir Thomas Style, Sir Richard Hardres, Sir Thomas Pyers, Baronets, Sir Anthony Weldon, Sir John Honnywood, Sir Nicholas Miller, Knights, Thomas Plummer, John Twistleton, Lambard Godfrey, Richard Porter, George Newman, Thomas Seyliard, William James, Richard Beale, John Browne, William Skynner, William Boothby, William Kennoricke, George Hall, John Bix, John Boys of Elmington, Robert Scott, Thomas Blount, Esquires, Robert Hales Esquire, Sir Edward Masters Knight, Thomas Denne, Robert Ladd, John Nutt, Esquires, Sir James Oxenden Knight, Thomas Broadnex, John Holland, Thomas Boys of Wilsborough Esquire, George Duke Esquire, be a Committee for the County of Kent, for the aforesaid Ends and Purposes; and that the said Committee, or any Five or more of them, shall have, and are hereby authorized to have and execute, within the said County of Kent, such and the like Power as is contained in the said Ordinance of the 21th of May last, with and under such and the like Proviso, or Provisos, as is therein mentioned; and in every such Case or Cases, wherein, upon due Examination and Proof had before the said Committee hereby nominated and appointed, or any Five of them, it shall appear that the Party to them complaining ought not to be sued, prosecuted, or molested, within the Intent and Meaning of this or any the aforesaid Ordinances, and that they shall see Cause to award any Sum or Sums of Money in Recompence unto the said Party prose cuted or molested, that then, upon Default of Payment of the same at the Time limited in the said Award, the said Committee hereby nominated, or any Five of them, shall and may issue out their Warrant, directed unto such Constable or Borsholder, or other indifferent Person, as by the said Party prosecuted or molested shall be nominated and appointed, for the Levying of the same by Distress and Sale of the Goods and Chattels of the Plaintiff or Prosecutor; and all Sheriffs, Mayors, Bailiffs, Gaolers, Constables, and other Officers, are hereby required to be obedient to this Ordinance, and to the Orders, Warrants, and Awards, of the said Committee hereby named, or any Five of them, in the Execution thereof, under Penalty of Imprisonment by the said Committee, or any Five of them, without Bail or Mainprize, until such Time as they and every of them shall conform themselves thereunto: Provided, That the Damages allowed by the Committee as aforesaid exceed not the Treble Value of the Damage and Costs sustained by the Plaintiff."

Ordinance to clear Kent of his Delinquency.

"Whereas William Kent, of Boscombe, in the County of Wilts, Esquire, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of Five Hundred 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 William Kent, 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 22th Day of March, 1646, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said William Kent 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 Kent 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 Kent shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Adjourn.

House adjourned till 10a Wednesday come-sevennight.

Footnotes

* Origin. and.
* Sic.
* Deest in Originali.
Bis in Originali.
* This Ordinance is printed, and bound in with the Original; and has the following MS. Note in the Margin of the Title Page, "This Ordinance went down to H. C. 31 Martii, 1648."
* Counterpains.
* Deest in Originali.