Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 6, 1648-1651. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Jovis, 6 Septembris, 1649.
THE humble Petition of Nathanael Hallowes Esquire, a Member of this House, was this Day read.
Ordered, That a Lease be made and granted to Nathanael Hallowes Esquire, his Executors and Administrators, of all that Farm, with the Appurtenances, in Hartington in the County of Derby, called Dowell Farm, for the Term of One-and-twenty Years, paying the old Rent to the State which was reserved upon the former Lease now expired: And that Mr. Attorney General be authorized and required to prepare a Lease, to be passed to him under the Great Seal accordingly: And the Lords Commissioners of the Great Seal are hereby authorized and required to pass the same under the Great Seal of England accordingly.
Deans and Chapters Lands.
A Letter from Thomas Noell and Stephen Estwick, Treasurers for Sale of Deans and Chapters Lands, of the Fourth of September 1649, was this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That the Time be inlarged for doubling Monies upon Deans and Chapters Lands.
Resolved, &c. That the Time formerly limited, and now elapsed, for Bringing in of the Monies to be doubled upon the Credit of Deans and Chapters Lands, shall be inlarged, and have Continuance, unto the Tenth of October 1649, for all those who live in London, and within Twenty Miles distant from the same; and unto the Tenth Day of November following, for all others of this Nation, or resient therein.
The humble Petition of Colonel Owin Rowe, and the Certificate of Colonel Jephson thereunto annexed, of the Two-and-twentieth of January 1647, were both this Day read.
Ordered, That the said Petition be committed to the Committee of Obstructions for Sale of Deans and Chapters Lands; to examine the Business, and state the same; and report it to the House.
The humble Petition of Francis Allen, of the Devises in the County of Wilts, was this Day read.
Ordered, That this Petition, and the several Certificates of the Committee for the County of Dorsett, of 31 July 1649, be referred to the Committee of Obstructions for Sale of Deans and Chapters Lands; to examine and state the Business, and report it to the House.
The humble Petition of Edmond Dunch Esquire, a Member of this House, was this Day read.
Ordered, That the said Petition of Edmond Dunch Esquire, a Member of this House, be referred to the Committee to whom the Business touching the Lord President and Sir Thomas Jervis are referred; to examine and state the Business; and report it to the House; with their Opinion how Mr. Dunch may receive Satisfaction with least Charge to the State.
Sir A. Apsley.
Colonel Hutchinson reports from the Committee of the Navy, the State of the Case between the Creditors of his Majesty, and Sir Allen Apsley Knight, sometime Victualler of the Navy, and Lieutenant of the Tower of London, on the one Part; and the customary Tenants of the Honour, Castle, and Manors or Lordships of Clotheroe, on the other Part: Which followeth in hæc verba;
The said Creditors, being in Number above Sixscore, whereof the greatest Part growing poor, and many of them in Prison, and ready to famish for want of Means, presented their humble Petition to the honourable House of Commons concerning their Debts, amounting to above Twenty thousand Pounds, due unto them for Victuals furnished in the Three Voyages of Cades, Rees, and Rochell; and for Supply of the Tower: For Satisfaction whereof there were certain Grants and Assignations passed by his Majesty, that now is; amongst which is one by special Grant and Letters Patents of his now Majesty, assigned and conveyed to or for the Use of the said Creditors; and was of the Fines for which the said Tenants compounded with King James, for more Certainty and Settlement in their Farms, Tenements, and Tenures: Which Petition was, by Order of the House, dated the Eighth of October 1646, referred to a select Committee to examine and consider of; and by another * * * *.
Ordered, upon the whole Debate of the said Business, That it be re-committed to the Committee of the Navy, to prepare an Act for confirming the Estates of the Tenants of the Honour, Castle, Manors, or Lordships of Clithero: With Power to call both Parties before them; and to send for Witnesses; and to consider what Damages are fit to be allowed to the Creditors: And also further Power to send for such Counsellors, as they shall think fit, on the Behalf of the Commonwealth.
Petition from Officers.
The humble Petition of divers Officers, late under the Command of the late Fardinando Lord Fairefax in the North, was this Day read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Obstructions for Sale of Deans and Chapters Lands, to state the Business; and report their Opinions to this House.
Proceedings concerning Clive, &c.
Colonel Jones reports from the Council of State, Examinations touching Mr. Clive, and others.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Council of State, to send for, in safe Custody, all these several Persons named in these Examinations, or so many of them as they shall think fit; and to examine the Business, and take such Course therein, as they shall think fit; or otherwise to report the same to the House.
Ordered, That the Act, with further Instructions to the Treasurers, &c. for Sale of Crown Lands, be read To-morrow Morning, the first Business; nothing to intervene.
Fire at Taunton.
Ordered, That Colonel Popham, Colonel Pyne, Sir Thomas Wroth, Mr. Palmer, Mr. Searle, and Mr. James Ashe, or any Three of them, be authorized, and have Power to distribute and dispose of the Composition of Sir Wm. Portman, given by the Parliament to the Town of Taunton, amongst the Persons for whom the same was intended, by the former Order of the Tenth of June 1648, upon such Certificates from that Town, as they shall approve of.
Doctor Palmer reports from the Committee for Reparation of burnt Houses, &c.; viz. as followeth: That the Sum of Ten thousand Pounds be reported to the House, towards the Relief and Reparation of the Town of Taunton in the County of Somersett, burnt and destroyed during the late Wars: That the said Sum of Ten thousand Pounds be raised out of the Fines and Compositions, or Sales of the Estates of Sir Wm. Portman, and his Mother; and the Fines and Compositions, and Sales of the Estates of Sir John Stowell, and Sir Francis Doddington, or either of them.
Resolved, That there be an Addition of Two thousand Pounds to the Sum of Ten thousand Pounds, reported for the Town of Taunton.
Ordered, That it be referred to Colonel Popham, Colonel Pyne, Sir Thomas Wroth, Dr. Palmer, Mr. Searle, and Mr. James Ashe, or any Three of them, to bring in an Act for satisfying the Five thousand Pounds, Residue of the said Ten thousand Pounds, and also this Two thousand Pounds Addition, out of the Estate of Sir Francis Doddington, and Sir John Stowell, or one of them; or by some other way, as they shall think fit; to be distributed in like manner as the former.