House of Lords Journal Volume 9
17 February 1647

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 9: 17 February 1647', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 9: 1646 (1767-1830), pp. 19-25. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=36974 Date accessed: 25 October 2014.


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DIE Mercurii, 17 die Februarii.

PRAYERS, by Mr. Case.

Domini præsentes fuerunt:

Comes Manchester, Speaker.

Comes Northumb.
Comes Kent.
Comes Sarum.
Comes Midd.
Comes Mulgrave.
Comes Suffolke.
Comes Nottingham.
Ds. North.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Howard.
Ds. Willoughby.
Ds. Grey.
Ds. De la Ware.
Ds. Dacres.
Ds. Maynard.

Ordinances to clear the following Persons of their Delinquency.

The Ordinance for taking off the Delinquency of Phillpotts, was read, and Agreed to. (Here enter.)

The Ordinance for taking off the Sequestration of Bromeley, was read, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)

The Ordinance for taking off the Sequestration of Edward Baldwin, was read, and Agreed to.

(Here enter it.)

The Ordinance for taking off the Sequestration of Nic. Bacon, was read, and Agreed to.

(Here enter it.)

Mr. Bellott's Ordinance for Delinquency, was read, and Agreed to. (Here enter.)

Sir John Butler's Ordinance, was read, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)

The Ordinance of Francis Herbert, was read, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)

The Ordinance for Sir Charles Bolles, was read, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)

The Ordinance for Mr. Henry Bunbury, was read, and Agreed to with an Alteration.

The Ordinance for Nic. Bestowe's Delinquency, was read, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)

The Ordinance for Sir Thomas Delve's Delinquency, was read, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)

The Ordinance for Sir Rob't Thorold, was read, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)

The Ordinance for Thomas Mill, was read, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)

The Ordinance for Mr. Tho. Hillersden's Delinquency, was read, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)

The Ordinance for Sir John Lowther's Delinquency, was read, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)

Courteen versus the E. I. Co.

The Petition of Mr. Curteene was read, concerning the East India Company. (Here enter it.)

And the Question being put, "Whether to refer this Petition of Mr. Courten to the Consideration of the Committee appointed to consider of the Ordinance concerning the East India Company; and that such Witnesses as he shall offer shall be here sworn at this Bar?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That the East India Company shall have a Copy of this Petition; the whole Business to be heard before the Committee on Saturday next, in the Afternoon.

Stewart and De Franchi.

Upon reading the Petition of Walter Stewart Esquire; desiring, "he may have the Protection of this House, whereby he may (fn. *) be enabled to follow his Cause depending in this House:"

Ordered, That the Cause between Mr. Walter Stuart and Nic. Di Franchi shall be heard on Thursday come Sevennight.

The Question being put, "Whether Mr. Walter Steuart shall have the Protection of this House till Friday come Sevennight?"

The Votes were even, so nothing was Resolved.

Baron Trevor and Mrs. Fletcher.

The Answer of Mr. Baron Trevor to the Petition of Mary Fletcher was read; and Ordered, That the said Mary Fletcher shall have a Copy of it.

Sir J. Barry's Order.

An Order for paying Two Hundred Pounds to Sir James Barry, was read, and Agreed to.

(Here enter it.)

Packer's Petition.

The Petition of Mr. John Packer, was read, and Ordered to be specially recommended to the House of Commons. (Here enter it.)

Ordinance for the Committee for Compositions to examine Witnesses on Oath:

An Ordinance was brought in, to give Power to the Commissioners at Gouldsmithes Hall to examine upon Oath such Witnesses as they shall call before them, concerning the Estates of Delinquents; which was read Thrice, and Agreed to, and Ordered to be sent down to the House of Commons for their Concurrence.

Sent to the H. C.

And accordingly it was sent down to the House of Commons, by Dr. Heath, &c.

Staveley to be bailed.

Ordered, That the Warden of The Fleete shall take Bond of Mr. Stavelie's Security for rendering him a true Prisoner to him at the End of Six Weeks from the Date of the Bail.

Sir L. Watson and Sir J. Corbett.

The Lord Hunsdon reported the Business concerning Sir Lewis Watson:

And it is Ordered, That the State of this Business shall be communicated to the House of Commons at the next Conference.

Ld. Loftus and Sir G. Wentworth.

Ordered, That the Lord Viscount Loftus shall bring in all the Orders which hath been made in his Cause, that so Sir George Wentworth may see them, and give Answer to them.

A Declaration was brought in from the Committee, in Pursuance of the Three Votes passed upon the Scotts Declaration; which was read the First Time, and recommitted to the same Committee.

Walter & Uxor.

Ordered, That the Cause between Will. Walters and his Wife shall be heard To-morrow Morning.

Sir H. Mildmay and Sir T. Cheek.

Ordered, That the Cause between Sir Henry Mildmay and Sir Tho. Cheeke shall be put off till the 27th Day of April next.

Message to the H. C. for Ld. Delawar to be Ranger of Finkley, in Chute Forest.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Dr. Heath, &c.

To deliver to them the Report from the Committee of the Revenue, concerning the Lord De la Ware; and to desire their Concurrence therein.

Jerman and Stiles, in Error.

Ordered, That the Errors between Jerman and Styles shall be argued, by Counsel on both Sides, on Monday next.

Col. Thompson, and Mrs. Robinson & al. his Creditors.

Upon reading the Petition of Sara Robinson, &c. shewing, "That Colonel Francis Thompson stands indebted to her, for Goods for the Service of the State, as by a Warrant from the Committee for the Safety of the Kingdom:"

It is Ordered, That the said Warrant shall be brought in, to the End that according to (fn. *) it the said Colonel Thompson may assign to the Petitioners for their several Debts.

Order for 200l. for Sir J. Barry.

"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Sum of Two Hundred Pounds be forthwith paid unto Sir James Barry, by the Committee at Habberdashers Hall, for and towards his present Subsistence; and that the Acquittance of the said Sir James Barry, or his Assigns, be a good Discharge unto the said Committee, and the Treasurers there, for the Payment thereof accordingly."

Packer's Petition, for the Payment of a Pension out of the Dutchy Revenue, which he has assigned to the Poor of Westminster.

"To the Right Honourable the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament.

"The humble Petition of John Packer Esquire;

"Most humbly sheweth unto your Honours,

"That it pleased King James to give unto your Petitioner the Office of Surveyor of the Court of Wards, upon the Advancement of Sir Robert Naunton to the Place of Secretary of State; but Sir Humphry May wrought with his Friends at the Court, who might command your Petitioner to yield it up to him, upon many fair Promises that he should be no Loser by it: And afterwards Sir Humphry May, being made Chancellor of the Dutchy, transferred the said Place to Sir Benjamine Rudyard; and, to give some Kind of Satisfaction to your Petitioner, resigned unto him a Pension of Sixteen Shillings by the Day, which he had out of the Revenue of the Dutchy; which Pension your Petitioner assigned over to the Relief of the Poor of the City of Westm'r, and several other Poor Parishes; and the King's Treasurers and Commissioners suffered this said Pension to stand, being informed how it was disposed, when all other Pensions were stopped; professing, that they would never take any Thing from any charitable Use. But, since, there hath been a Stay made by the Honourable Houses of Parliament of all Pensions, amongst which this is included, so that the Poor People hath ever since felt the Want of that Relief in this extreme and calamitous Time; your Petitioner being deprived of all other Means to help them, for adhering to the Parliament.

"May it therefore please your Honours, out of your noble Charity, to take Compassion of the Poor; and to give Order that the said Pension may be paid as formerly it was; which he hopes will be no leading Case to others to trouble your Honours in the like Kind; but will be an assured Means to bring down God's Blessing upon all your noble and pious Endeavours.

For which, your Petitioner and many poor distressed People shall ever pray to Almighty God.

"J. Packer."

Ordinance to clear H. and T. Philpott of their Delinquency.

"Whereas Henry Philpott and Thomas Philpott, of Thurxton, in the County of South'ton, Esquires, have by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to the Fine of Twelve Hundred 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 Henry Phillpott and Thomas Phillpott for the said Offence, in such Form as is agreed by both Houses for like Offenders, together with a Grant of, and Restitution to them, and their Heirs and Assigns, of all their Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to the Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof, from the Day of the Payment of their said Fine, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Henry and Thomas Phillpott 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 Phillpott and Thomas Phillpott from a 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 Particular were of greater Yearly Value than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said Henry and Thomas Phillpott shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Bromley, D°.

Whereas George Bromley, of Ware, in the County of Hartford, Gentleman, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of One Hundred Pounds, for adhering to the Forces raised against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England to pass a Pardon for the said George Bromley, in such Form as shall be agreed by both Houses, and according to this Ordinance, with a Grant and Restitution of his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to the Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits, from the 19th of September, 1645, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said George Bromley in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; and Oliver St. John Esquire His Majesty's Solicitor General is hereby required to prepare a Pardon accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said George Bromley 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 contained during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said George Bromley shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition for the same, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Baldwin, D°.

"Whereas Edward Baldwin, of Diddlebury, in the County of Salopp, Esquire, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of Two Hundred Forty and Five 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 Baldwin, 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 29th Day of May, 1646, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Edward Baldwin 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 Baldwin 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 Baldwin shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Bacon, D°.

"Whereas Nicholas Bacon, of Culford, in the County of Suffolk, Esquire, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted unto his Fine of Six Hundred Pounds, for that he hath been in Arms against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England to pass a Pardon for the said Nicholas Bacon, in such Manner as shall be agreed by both Houses, and according to this Ordinance, with a Grant and Restitution of his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to the Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits, from the 23th Day of January, 1645, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Nicholas Bacon in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; and Oliver St. John Esquire His Majesty's Solicitor General is hereby required to prepare a Pardon accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said Nicholas Bacon 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 Nicholas Bacon shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition for the same, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Bellott Ser. and Jun. D°.

"Whereas John Bellott, of Moreton, in the County of Chester, Esquire, and John Bellott his Son and Heir, have by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to their Fine of Nine Hundred and Forty Pounds; the Father having adhered to the Forces raised against the Parliament, and the Son having been in Arms: 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 Bellott the Father and John 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 the 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 John Bellott the Father and John the Son in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners for 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 Bellott the Father, or John 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 Value than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said John Bellott the Father and John the Son shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Sir J. Boteler, D°.

"Whereas Sir John Boteler, of Watton at Stone, in the County of Hertford, Knight, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted unto his Fine of Two Thousand Pounds: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England to pass a Pardon for the said Sir John Boteler, in such Manner as shall be agreed by both Houses, and according to this Ordinance, with a Grant and Restitution of his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to the Particulars thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits, from the Sixteenth Day of July, 1645, with an Exception of the Right and Estate of the said Sir John Boteler in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; and Oliver St. John Esquire His Majesty's Solicitor General is hereby required to prepare a Pardon accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said Sir John Boteler from any further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and 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 John Botteler shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition for the same, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Herbert, D°.

"Wherers Francis Herbert, of Dolgeog, in the County of Mountgomery, Esquire, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of Three Hundred and Eighteen 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 Herbert, 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 17th Day of August, 1646, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Francis Herbert in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England for the Time being are hereby likewife 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 Herbert 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 Francis Herbert shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Sir Charles Bolle, D°.

"Whereas Charles Bolle, of Lowth, in the County of Lincolne, Knight, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of a Thousand 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 Charles Bolle, 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 20th Day of June, 1646, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Sir Charles Bolle in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners for 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 Charles Bolle 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 Sir Charles Bolle shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Bestowe, D°.

"Whereas Nicholas Bestowe, of Holton in the Moore, in the County of Lincolne, Esquire, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of Four Hundred Pounds, he having maintained his Son 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 Nicholas Bestowe, 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 August, 1646, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Nicholas Bestowe in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England for the Time being are likewised authorized to pass under the said Great Seal accordingly Provided always, That this Ordinance, or (fn. *) the said Nicholas Bestowe 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 Value than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said Nicholas Bestowe shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Sir Thomas Delves, D°.

"Whereas Sir Thomas Delves, of Doddington, in the County of Chester, Knight and Baronet, hath, by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of Eighteen Hundred Seventy-eight Pounds, he having adhered to 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 Sir Thomas Delves, 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 Sir Thomas Delves 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 Thomas Delves 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 Sir Thomas Delves shall pay such farther Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Sir Robert Thorold, D°.

"Whereas Sir Robert Thorold, of Harrowby, in the County of Lincolne, Knight, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted unto his Fine of Thirteen Hundred Pounds, he having been in Arms against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England to pass a Pardon for the said Sir Robert Thorold, in such Manner as shall be agreed on by both Houses, and according to this Ordinance, with a Grant and Restitution of his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to the Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits, from the Day of the Payment of the said Fine, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Sir Robert Thorold in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; and His Majesty's Solicitor General is hereby required to prepare a Pardon accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said Sir Robert 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 Value than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our Lord 1640, then the said Sir Robert Thorold shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition for the same, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Mill, D°.

"Whereas Thomas Mill, of Gretham, in the County of Sussex, Esquire, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of Two Hundred and Sixteen 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 Mill, 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, (fn. *) according to a Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits thereof, from the 17th Day of March, 1645, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Thomas Mill 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 (fn. *) Seal accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said Thomas Mill 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 Thomas Mill shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Hillersden, D°.

"Whereas Thomas Hillersden, of Stockhamon, in the County of Bucks, Gentleman, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted unto his Fine of Two Hundred and Sixty Pounds, for that he adhered to the Forces raised against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England to pass a Pardon for the said Thomas Hillersden, in such Manner as shall be agreed by both Houses, and according to this Ordinance, with a Grant and Restitution of his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate for which the said Fine was accepted, according to the Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits, from the 26th of January, 1645, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Thomas Hillersden in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; and Oliver St. John Esquire His Majesty's Solicitor General is hereby required to prepare a Pardon accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said Thomas Hillersden 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 Thomas Hillersden shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition for the same, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Sir John Lowther, D°.

"Whereas Sir John Lowther, of Lowther, in the County of Westmerland, Baronet, hath by both Houses of Parliament been admitted to his Fine of Two Thousand 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 John Lowther, 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, to the said Sir John Lowther, from the Day of the Payment of the said Fine, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said Sir John Lowther in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the Commissioners for 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 Sir John Lowther 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 Sir John Lowther shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."

Courteen's Petition versus the E. I. Company.

To the Right Honourable the Lords in Parliament assembled.

The humble Petition of William Courten Esquire;

"Sheweth,

That your Petitioner, being engaged in a Trade of Merchandize begun by his Father, as his Executor, was forced to continue the same, that he might be thereby enabled to pay Debts; wherein he hath found much Opposition by the East India Company and their Factors, whose Carriage hath been very harsh, and much Damage to your Petitioner, his Factors and Agents, and the Disadvantage of the English Trade and Nation, whereof the Dutch hath taken Advantage; and they have received Gold to the Value of Five Thousand Pounds of your Petitioner's, which they have wrongfully detained many Years: Wherein, and by other Injuries, your Petitioner's Factories and Plantations, his Agents, divers Mariners and others, to the Number of above Five Hundred, by him employed, have suffered very much, and are now in as bad a Condition; by reason whereof, and of very great Losses at Sea to the Value of above Two Hundred Thousand Pounds, your Petitioner, his Partners and Creditors, are like extremely to suffer: And the Company now desire an Ordinance to pass for their Benefit, which your Honours have been pleased to refer to a Committee.

Now, for that your Petitioner, by the Lords Committees Order, is to be heard by his Counsel on Thursday next; and for that your Petitioner desires that the Matter of Fact, and the Truth of the Premises, may appear to the Lords Committees, and be reported to your Lordships:

Therefore your Petitioner's humble Suit is, That your Lordships would be pleased to take the Premises into Consideration, and to refer the Examination hereof to the said Lords Committees; and that such Witnesses as your Petitioner shall produce may be sworn before your Lordships, and examined by the said Lords Committees, or in such other Way as your Lordships please; and that your Petitioner may have such Reparation and Satisfaction for his Damages, and such a Course directed, for the Benefit of the Commonwealth, and for the Advance of Free Trade, as shall be most agreeable to the Honour of this Nation.

And your Petitioner shall &c.

"W. Curten."

Creese to be instituted to Combhay;

Ordered, &c. That Doctor Heath, or his lawful Deputy, are hereby authorized and required to give Institution and Induction unto Thomas Creese, to the Rectory of Combehay, alias Combehaway, in Com. Som'sett, void by Lapse, salvo Jure cujuscunque; the said Mr. Creese taking the National League and Covenant, and producing his Presentation thereunto under the Great Seal of England.

Thorald to Everden;

Ordered, &c. That Doctor Aylett, or his lawful Deputy, are hereby authorized and required, upon Sight of this Order, to give Institution and Induction unto Edward Thorald Clerk, Batchelor in Divinity, to the Rectory of Everdon, in the County of Lincolne, void by the Death of the late Incumbent, salvo Jure cujuscunque; the said Mr. Thorald taking the National League and Covenant, and producing his Presentation thereunto under the Great Seal of England.

and Marshall to St. Peter's, Bedford.

Ordered, &c. That Doctor Aylett, or his lawful Deputy, are hereby authorized and required, upon Sight of this Order, to give Institution and Induction unto Robert Marshiall Clerk, to the Rectory of St. Peter's, in the Town and County of Bedd. void by the Death of the last Incumbent, salvo Jure cujuscunque; the said Mr. Marshiall taking the National League and Covenant, and producing his Presentation thereunto under the Great Seal of England.

Adjourn.

House adjourned till 10a cras.

Footnotes

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