House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 2 March 1650

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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 Sabbati, 2 Martii, 1649.


Navy Appointments, &c.

THE House, according to former Order, proceeded this Day upon the Report made Yesterday by Colonel Wauton, of a List of the Captains to command the Parliament Ships for the next Service; and, each of them being put to the Question, resolved the same as followeth:

A List of the Captains to command the Parliament Ships, appointed for the next Service, offered by the Generals of the Fleet, according to an Order of the Council of State.

State's Ships. Men.
Resolution, Admiral Capt. Wm. Wildey 500
St. Andrew Capt. James Moulton, to carry her to his Father the Vice Admiral 280
Rainbow Colonel Lidcott 260
Great Frigate at Woolwich Major Nehemiah Bourne 250
Great Frigate at Deptford Capt. Wm. Penn 250
Paragon Capt. Robert Hackwell 260
Liberty Capt. Edward Hall 280
Lyon Capt. Thomas Harrison 190
Swiftsure Capt. John Gilson 260
Garland Capt. Lionel Lane 180
Phænix Capt. Wm. Braudley 150
Dragon Capt. John Stoakes 150
Lesser Frigate at Debtsord Capt. Anthony Young 150
Frigate at Portesmouth Capt. John Taylor 150
Nonsuch Capt. John Mildmay 150
Ginney Frigate Capt. Walter Wood 150
Amity Frigate Capt. John Coppin 150
Satisfaction Capt. John Lambert 100
Fellowship Capt. Robert Nixon 100
President Capt. Thomas Sparling 80
Warwick Frigate Capt. Anthony Holden 80
Greyhound Capt. George Deakin 80
Hector Capt. John Curtisse 80
Concord Capt. Samuel Howett 70
Mary Flyboat Capt. Wm. Kendall 80
Star Capt. Robert Sanders 70
Hind Capt. John Sherwin 70
Hart Capt. Philip Goose 60
Nicodemus Capt. Thomas Vallis 50
Paradox Capt. John Seaman 70
Mary Frigate Capt. James Pacy 60
Weymouth Pink Capt. Gabriel Sanders 60
Leopard's Whelp, alias The Thomas Capt. Thomas Kesar 60
Elizabeth Prize Capt. Richard Stayner 50
Swan Capt. Robert Clerk 60
Peter of Waterford Capt. John Cole 50
True Love Capt. John Veessey 30
Lilley Capt. Nicholas Newberry 40
Warspight Capt. Henry Southwood 40
Falcon Capt. Philip Holland 36
May Flower Capt. Thomas Thompson 60
Margaret Ketch Capt. James Coppin 40
James, a Prize at Kinsale Capt. Henry Mootom 100
Eagle Capt. Clement Lamprier 36
Hare Ketch Capt. Richard Pittock 30
Merchants Ships.
The Magdalen Capt. John Hosier 75
Exchange Capt. Thomas Cheyney 80
Fortune Capt. John Purvis 80
Adventure Capt. Rob. Wyard 90
Hopeful Luke Capt. Wm. Goldson 126
Supply Capt. Thomas Flute 70
Hercules Capt. Zachary Browne 150
America Capt. Wm. Haddock 102
Lucy Capt. Elias Drew 64
Great Lewis Capt. Barker 111
James Capt. Francis Allen 120
Providence Capt. Richard Hill 82
Rebecca Capt. Nath. Nesfield 80
Unity Capt. Wm. Coppin 80
Crescent Capt. John Wadsworth 98
Elizabeth Capt. John Butler 97
Merchant Capt. John Bourne 98
Nicholas Capt. Robert Hudson 92
Trade's Increase Capt. John Lawson 153
Peregrine Capt. Robert Dennis 106

Colonel Wauton reports Two Letters from the Navy Office; one of the Twenty-seventh of February 1649, and another of the First of March 1649: Which were this Day read.

Resolved, That the Parliament doth expect, that the several Merchants who have contracted with the Commissioners of the Navy for Ships to go forth in the Service of the State, for this Summer Guard, do perform their Contracts: And that their respective Ships do go forth under such Commanders as the State shall appoint: And that the Council of State be injoined to see the same done accordingly.

Resolved, That this House doth approve of the Buying of The Merchant Frigate, now called The Amity, for the Service of the State.

Impresting Seamen.

An Act for Impresting of Seamen, was this Day read: And, some Amendments being made at the Table, the Bill was, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be printed and published.

Navy Volunteers.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Navy, to consider of the Encouragement to be given to Volunteers in the Service of the State, in their Ships; and present an Act to the House, as they shall see Cause.

Building Ships.

Colonel Wauton reports from the Council of State, That the Council is of Opinion, That it is necessary that some more Ships should be built for the Service and Safety of the Commonwealth: And that it may, at this Time, be more conveniently done, in regard of the great Store of Timber that is now cut down.

Resolved, That it is necessary some more Ships should be built, for the Service and Safety of the Commonwealth.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Navy, to consider of what Ways and Means may be fit for raising Monies for building some more Ships, for the Service of the State: With Power to receive, and consider of, any Propositions that shall be offered to them, in order thereunto; and report the same to the House.