Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 6, 1648-1651. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Thursday, the 8th of May, 1651.
Earl of Stamford's Claims.
According to the Act of Parliament made the Twentyfifth Day of February 1649, we have examined the Claim of Henry Earl of Stamford unto Fifteen hundred Pounds per Annum, out of the sequestred Estates of Sir Charles Smyth, of Wotton in the County of Warwick, Knight; Peter Gifford, of Chillington in the County of Stafford, and Rowland Eyre, of Hassop in the County of Derby, Esquires: And humbly certify the Grounds of his Claim to be;
That, in pursuance of several Orders made by the Commons assembled in Parliament, of 6 Maii, and 15 Februarii, 1646; the Committee for Compounding at Goldsmiths Hall, by their Orders 15 Februarii 1646, and 9 Februarii 1647, directed the Committees for Sequestrations in the said Counties to pay unto the said Earl of Stamford, and his Assigns, Fifteen hundred Pounds per Annum, out of the said sequestred Estates.
Ordered, by the Parliament, That the Arrears of the Fifteen hundred Pounds per Annum, formerly ordered unto the Earl of Stamford, out of the Estates of Sir Charles Smith, Peter Gifford, and Rowland Eyre, and incurred at Lady Day 1651, be paid unto the said Earl of Stamford, or his Assigns: And that the Commissioners for Compounding do issue their Warrant to the Treasurers of Goldsmiths Hall, to make Payment thereof accordingly: And the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said Earl of Stamford, or his Assigns, testifying the Receipt thereof, shall be a sufficient Discharge in that Behalf.
Ordered, That the Business concerning Captain Shafto, Governor of Holy Island, and Captain Rugge, be referred to the Committee of the Revenue; to examine the State of the Business; and to report it to the House.
Mr. Garland reports from the said Committee, The humble Petition of Richard Thornhill, of Olantighe in the County of Kent, Esquire; and the humble Petition of Robert Cole, of the Middle Temple, London.
Ordered, by the Parliament, That the Debt of One thousand and Eight Pounds and Nineteen Shillings, due to Major Wm. Robinson, be allowed of, as Monies doubled upon Sale of Delinquents Estates: And that he have Preemption in the Purchase of so much of the Estate of John Robinson Esquire, a Delinquent, whose Estate is to be sold by the Act for Sale of several Delinquents Estates: And that the Contractors, Trustees, and Treasurers, for Sale of the said Lands, do give Allowance thereof, as doubled Monies, accordingly.
Ordered, That the Sum of Seventeen hundred Pounds be allowed to Gilbert Millington Esquire, a Member of Parliament, and be admitted as Monies doubled upon Sale of Delinquents Estates in this Bill: And that the said Mr. Millington be admitted to come in as a Purchaser; and have the Pre-emption of Ansley Woodhowse, and Kirkby Woodhouse, Parcel of the Lands of the Earl of Newcastle, exposed to Sale by this Act: And that the said Sum of Seventeen hundred Pounds be allowed unto him upon the said Purchase, as doubled Monies: And that the Contractors, Trustees, Treasurers, and other Officers, employed in the Sale of the said Lands, be authorized and required to give Allowance of the said Seventeen hundred Pounds, as doubled Money; and to admit him accordingly.
Ordered, That the Annuity of Threescore Pounds per Annum, due to the said Margaret Hooker, be allowed of, and paid to her during her Life, together with the Arrears thereof; and be charged upon the Lands of Sir Piercy Herbert: And that a Proviso be brought in to that Purpose.