Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 5, 1646-1648. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Veneris, 8 Octobris, 1647.
MR. Swynsen reports the Amendments to the Ordinance for Sale of Part of George Warner's Lands, a Delinquent, to Sir Peter Wentworth:
And the Ordinance, upon the Question, passed; and is ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Resolved, &c. That this Land, sold to Sir Peter Wentworth, be allowed to Mr. George Warner, as Part of his Fine, upon his Composition for his Delinquency; upon Condition that the said Mr. George Warner do release unto Sir Peter Wentworth all his Right, Claim, and Interest in the said Lands; and make him such further Security for his peaceable enjoying the said Lands, as he shall be advised unto by his Council learned in the Law.
Resolved, &c. That Three Months time be allowed and assigned to Mr. George Warner, for the Perfecting of his Composition.
An Ordinance for discharging the Sequestration of the Estate of Sir Charles Wolseley was this Day read the First and Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Time in this Ordinance for Payment of the Two thousand Five hundred Pounds be altered from the First of October to the Twentieth of November next.
The Ordinance, with this Alteration, upon the Question passed; and is ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Answer from Lords.
Sir Henry Mildmay brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Ordinance concerning the Thirty-two thousand Pounds; to the Order for Monies to Major Done, out of the Moiety of the Receipts at Goldsmiths Hall, not engaged. As to the Ordinance concerning Guernesey, Alderney and Sarke; they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords, That Captain Willoughby be Captain of the Nonsuch.
The Question being put, For adhering to Captain Mildmay to be Captain of the Providence.
The House was divided.
The Noes went forth.
|Sir Walter Erle,||Tellers for the Noe:||19.|
|Mr. Annesley,||With the Noe,|
|Sir. John Evelyn of Wiltes,||Tellers for . . . Yea:||53.|
|Mr. Whitelock,||With the Yea,|
So that the Question passed with the Affirmative.
The Question was propounded, For concurring with the Lords in appointing Captain Edwyn to be Captain of the Dragon.
And the Question being put; Whether this Question shall be now put;
It passed with the Negative.
Resolved, &c. That Captain Young be Captain of the Dragon.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth concur with the Lords, That Captain Taylour be Captain of the Starre Frigate.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth concur with the Lords, That Captain Brandley do continue in the Ship where now he is.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth adhere, That Jonas Reeve be Captain of one of the Frigates now building at Debtford.
Resolved, &c. That Captain Wheeler be Captain of the Hinde Frigate.
Resolved, &c. That Colonel Rainborough, nominated, and appointed by both Houses to be Captain of the Ship Happy Entrance, and Vice Admiral of the Fleet appointed for the next Winter's Guard, be likewise appointed and constituted Commander in Chief of the said Fleet: And that the Committee of the Admiralty and Cinque Ports do give him a Commission to be Commander in Chief accordingly.
Resolved, &c. That a Conserence be desired with the Lords: And these Votes, delivered at the said Conference; and the Lords Concurrence desired herein.
Sir Henry Mildmay is appointed to go to the Lords, to desire a Conference by Committees of both Houses, at such time as their Lordships shall think fit, upon the Votes, formerly sent from their Lordships, concerning the next Winter's Guard.
Mr. Lisle is appointed Manager of this Conference.
Sir Henry Mildmay brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to a present Conference, concerning the Commanders of the next Winter's Guard.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Navy do meet this Afternoon: And that they do, To-morrow, the first Business, after the Calling of the House, make Report of such Propositions as they have or shall receive, concerning the Advance of Monies for carrying on the Service of the Navy.
Grant to Dr. Moreton.
Resolved, &c. That the Lords Concurrence be desired in the Order passed on Monday last, for the Trustees for Bishops Lands to pay the Eight hundred Pounds per Annum, granted by the Ordinance of Parliament of 18 Maii 1646, and the Arrears thereof, unto Dr. Moreton, late Bishop of Duresme, in pursuance of the said Ordinance.
Mr. Samuell Browne is appointed to carry it to the Lords.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page;
The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you Two Letters from the Estates of Scotland; which the Lords thought fit to communicate to this House: An Ordinance for Mr. Hawkins to be Commissary General of the Victuals for the Kingdom of Ireland: An Ordinance for Mr. Petts to be a Commissioner of the Navy, in place of his Father, lately deceased: An Ordinance for Mr. Waller to be Steward of the Isle of Elye: A Report from the Committee of the Admiralty, in Behalf of Captain Williams, with their Lordships Sense thereupon: To all which the Lords desire the Concurrence of this House-A Petition of Captain Jones, with Two Certificates concerning him: Which the Lords refer to the Consideration of this House.
The Lords desire to put this House in mind of the Winter Fleet: Of a Petition of the Viscountess Moore; and another of Mrs. Pigott: Which the Lords desire this House to take into Consideration.
Letters from Scotland.
The Two Letters from the Kingdom of Scotland were read; and were of the Twenty-seventh of September 1647, and signed, "Loudoun Cancellarius." And
It is Ordered, That, these Letters be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Lords and Commons for the Affairs of Ireland, at Derby House; who are to peruse the Treaty, and to deliver their Opinions upon it.
Commissary General of Ireland.
The Ordinance, now sent from the Lords for Mr. Hawkins to Commissary General for Provisions for Ireland, was this Day read. And
It is Ordered to be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland at Derby House: Who are to consider of the Necessity of the Place, and of the Salaries and Allowances; and to report their Opinions to the House upon the Whole.
An Ordinance, now sent from the Lords, for making and constituting Mr. Peter Petts one of the Commissioners of the Navy, in the place of his Father, lately deceased, was read; and, upon the Question, passed.
Isle of Ely Judge.
An Ordinance now sent from the Lords, for making Mr. Thomas Waller Steward and Judge of the Isle of Ely, was read the First time; and ordered to be read the Second time on Thursday Morning next: And the rest of this Message is appointed likewise to be then considered of.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message: And do agree to the Ordinance for making Mr. Peter Pett one of the Commissioners of the Navy: To the rest, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
An Ordinance for bringing in the Arrears due to the Army, was read this Day the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto the Committee that prepared and brought it in: And are to meet upon it this Afternoon; and to bring it in To-morrow Morning.
Resolved, &c. That, on Monday next, the first Business, the House do meet in a Grand Committee, to consider, How Monies may be raised for a certain future Pay for the Forces of England and Ireland, besides the Sixty thousand Pounds per mensem; to the end no Free Quarter be taken.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Grand Committee appointed to fit on Monday next, to consider of the Proposition made from the Army, for ascertaining the Arrear due to the Army, and the Security from whence the Payment of the said Arrear shall arise.