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, 30 Julii, 1649.
St. Crosse's Hospital.
THE Lord Commissioner Lysle did this Day present unto the House a Patent heretofore granted unto him, of the Office of Master of the House or Hospital of St. Crosse, near Winton in the County of Southampton, to hold quamdiu se bene gesserit, freely, and of his own Accord; desiring the Leave of the House to surrender the said Patent; and that the said Office may be disposed of to some other Person; and that the House would be plcased to make Provision, that those Allowances and Augmentations, which the Lord Commissioner Lysle hath allowed to the Minister and the Brethren of that Hospital, of the Revenues thereof, which formerly accrued to the Master, may be continued.
Ordered, That the yearly Allowance given to the Thirteen poor Brethren of the said Hospital, being formerly Four Nobles a Year, be made up Five Pounds a Year, out of the Revenues of the said Hospital, over and above their Diet and Lodging.
Ordered, That it be recommended to Mr. Coke, Master of the said Hospital, to take care, as the Places in the said Hospital shall become void, with respect to the Foundation, that Soldiers who have been maimed in the Parliament Service, be in the first place preferred to the Brethren of the said Hospital.
Ordered, That Mr. Attorney General be authorized and required to prepare a Patent for Mr. Coke to be Master of the said Hospital, quamdiu se bene gesserit, according to these several Votes: And that the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal of England be authorized and required to pass the same under the Great Seal accordingly.
And it is further Ordered, That the Remainder of the Fine imposed on the said Charles Walley, for his Delinquency, being Two hundred Sixty-eight Pounds Ten Shillings, be discharged: And that the Bonds entered into, for Payment thereof, be delivered up, and cancelled.
And in regard of his long, faithful, and eminent, Service to the State, it is further Ordered, That he be, and is hereby, restored, and admitted to be capable of any Place or Office of publick Trust in the Commonwealth.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to consider of the Order heretofore made by the Irish Committee, for Allowance to the said Charles Walley, for transporting Money to Ireland; and see that the same be performed to the said Charles Walley.
Mr. Holland reports from the Council of State, their Opinion, That these Houses and Parks, hereunder named, be kept for the publick Use of the Commonwealth, and not sold; viz. Whitehall House, Westminster Palace, St. James Park, St. James House, Sommerset House, Hampton Court, and the House Park, Theobalds, and the Park, Winsore, and the Little Park next the House, Greenwich House, and Park and Castle, Hyde Park.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to consider of such Castles, Houses, and other Buildings, that now are, or may be, thought fit to be employed for the publick Use of the State; and to report it to the House on Monday Morning.
Resolved, &c. That the City of London have the New Park, in the County of Surrey, settled upon them, and their Successors, as an Act of Favour from this House, for the Use of the City, and their Successors: And that an Act be brought in to that Purpose.
Ordered, That the Committee who brought in this Act, do sit this Afternoon; and put the Papers in their right Order; and see the Amendments put into their right Places in the Bill, that the Act may be fit for Ingrossing.-
Sir James Harrington reports from the Council of State, That the House will take Order, That in the Sale of the Forests, Chaces, and Parks, some Provision may be made for Preservation of Timber that is fit for Shipping, in such Proportion and Manner as the House shall think fit.