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 Martis, 19 Junii, 1649.
A LETTER from Robert Blake and Richard Deane, the Thirteenth of June 1649, from aboard the Triumph, in Milford Haven, was this Day read.
Thompson's, &c. Petition.
The humble Petition of James Thompson, Mary Steedman Widow, and other Inhabitants of Glenfeild in the County of Leicester, was this Day read.
Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee of Leicester; to hear and determine the Business: And, if they cannot end the same, then the said Committee are to certify the State of the Business to this House: And that a Copy of this Order, and the said Petition, be delivered to Sir Edward Moseley, by the Petitioners, that he may attend the Committee, when they shall appoint, accordingly.
Sir Henry Vane senior reports an Act for enabling the Judges that go the Northern Circuit to hold an Assize at Durham, on Thursday the Second of August 1649;
Which was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to Mr. Martyn, Sir Hen. Vane senior, Mr. Myles Corbett, Mr. Salway, Colonel Wasthall; or any Three of them: Who are to withdraw, and to bring it into the House forthwith.
Whereas some Alterations, in matter of Form, have been made, by this present Parliament, in the Commissions of Justices of Assize, of Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery, for the Counties of Mountgomery and Denbigh in Wales: It is now Ordered, That the same Alterations for matter of Form, mutatis mutandis, be made by the Clerk of the Crown, in the Commissions to the Justices of Assize, and of Oyer and Terminer and Gaol Delivery for the Counties of Chester and Flynt: And the Lords Commissioners of the Great Seal of England, for the Time being, are to cause the same to be made and issued out accordingly.
The House this Day took up the Consideration of the great Merits of John Bradshaw Serjeant at Law, Lord President of the Council of State.
Resolved, &c. That Two thousand Pounds per Annum, in Lands, be settled upon John Bradshawe Serjeant at Law, Lord President of the Council of State, and his Heirs.
Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee, to consider speedily of Lands, of the full Value of Two thousand Pounds per Annum, de claro, to be settled accordingly, so as the Rents thereof may be received at Michaelmas next by the said Lord President; and to bring in an Act accordingly: Viz. unto Sir Wm. Brereton, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Whitelock, Mr. Gurdon, Mr. Corbett, Mr. Halowes, Lieutenant General Cromwell, Mr. Scott, Colonel Purefoy, Lord Howard, Mr. Lechmere, Sir Wm. Strickland, Sir Peter Wentworth, Colonel Bossevile, Colonel Wauton, Mr. Darley, Mr. Dove, Mr. Garland, Colonel Ven, Colonel Jones, Mr. Holland, Captain Skinner, Mr. Allein; or any Five of them: And are to meet at Two of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber; and so de die in diem: And the particular Care hereof is commended to Mr. Lechmere and Mr. Garland.
Resolved, &c. That One thousand Pounds be forthwith paid to John Bradshaw Serjeant at Law, Lord President of the Council of State, toward his Charges expended in the Service of the State.
Ordered, That it be specially referred to the Council of State, to take care, and give Order, for the speedy Payment thereof accordingly.
Mr. Miles Corbett reports an Act for Two thousand Pounds to be paid to Major General Philip Skippon; viz. by the Committee of Accompts of Suffolk, Five hundred Pounds; and by the Committee of Accompts of Norfolk, Five hundred Pounds; and One thousand Pounds, with Interest, due upon a Mortgage of the Manor of Chambury Hall.
Which was read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to the same Committee who are to bring in the Act for Two thousand Pounds per Annum to the Lord President of the Council of State: Who are to take care to find out Lands of the clear yearly Value of One thousand Pounds, to be settled upon Major General Skippon, and his Heirs: And that this Two thousand Pounds be paid to him in Part of his Arrears: And that the Act be brought in, to that Purpose, on Tuesday next: And Mr. John Corbett, Colonel Ven, Mr. Allen, and Colonel Wauton, are added to that Committee: And the particular Care hereof is referred to Mr. Miles Corbett and Mr. Lechmere.
Deans and Chapters Lands.
Mr. Lechmere reports an Act for removing of Obstructions in the Sale of the Lands of Deans and Chapters;
Which was read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to the Committee for removing Obstructions in Sale of Deans and Chapters Lands.
Colonel Feilder reports from the Committee of Westminster College, the yearly Charges of the School and Alms-house of Westminster: Which was read; and likewise a Particular of divers Rents out of the Houses, Manors, and Lands, belonging to the Deanry of Westminster, to be settled upon the said School and Alms-house.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the College of Westminster, and to the Committee for removing Obstructions in the Sale of Deans and Chapters Lands, to take the same into Consideration; and to bring in an Act, as they shall think fit.
Ordered, That it be referred to the same Committee, to consider of Provision for repairing and maintaining the said Church, and for such necessary Officers as are fit to be continued there; and present their Opinions to the House.
Deans and Chapters Lands.
An Act touching the Salaries of the Treasurers and Contractors for Sale of Deans and Chapters Lands, was read the First and Second time.
And the Question being put, That it be committed;
It passed with the Negative.
The Question being put, That the said Act be ingrossed;
It passed with the Negative.
Resolved, &c. That this pass as an Act.
Mr. Marten reports Amendments to the Act for enabling the Judges that go the Northern Circuit to hold an Assize at Duresme: Which were twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.
And the said Act, so amended, being put to the Question, was, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be printed and published.
Van Couter, &c.
Major General Skippon reports from the Council of State, the State of the Petition of Abraham Van Couter, and Adrian Henrix, Merchants of the Intercourse.
Which was this Day read.
He also reports the State of the said Business: And the Certificate of Dr. Wm. Sames, of the Two-and-twentieth of June 1646: And also a Certificate from Plymouth.
Which were this Day read.
Ordered, That it be re-committed to the Court of Admiralty, to examine the Business touching Abraham Van Couter, and Adrian Henrix, Merchants: And that Power be given to the Court of Admiralty, to examine Mr. Marten, a Member of this House, or any other Persons that they shall think fit; and report their Opinions, upon the whole Matter, to this House: And the said Petition, and several Certificates, are also re-committed to the Court of Admiralty.
Ordered, That the Report touching the Jurisdiction of the Admiralty be made on Saturday next.
Ordered, That the Committee touching absent Members do sit, in the Queen's Court, at Eight of Clock every Morning, until the Thirtieth of this instant June, upon that Business: And that Colonel Hutchinson be added to that Committee, to all Intents and Purposes.
Business to be done.
Ordered, That the Council of State do, on Thursday Morning next, return their Opinion to this House, according to the former Order, What Acts and Things are necessary to be passed, and taken into Consideration, before the Adjournment of this House.
Reduced Officers, &c.
Ordered, That the reduced Officers, and Widows whose Husbands lost their Lives in the Service, whose Names are subscribed to the Petition presented to this House 16 Junii instant, be relieved; and their Arrears satisfied, as well out of the Discoveries by them to be made, as also out of the Eleven thousand Six hundred and Sixteen . . . . . . discovered, reported by Mr. Dove: And that the Order, made the Sixteenth of this instant June, be amended so accordingly.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee at Haberdashers . . . ., to give Satisfaction to the Widow Cowell, who lost her Husband in the Parliament Service, for the Arrears due to her said late Husband, out of the Eleven thousand Six hundred Sixteen Pounds and Ten Shillings, mentioned in the List reported by Mr. Dove: And the Acquittance or Acquittances of the said Widow Cowell, or her Assigns, shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said Committee, and their Treasurers, for Payment thereof, or any Part thereof, unto the said Widow Cowell, or her Assigns, accordingly.