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, 3 Julii, 1649.
THE Lord Grey reports from the Committee to whom it was referred to take the Accompt of Colonel Henry Marten, the Accompt of the said Henry Marten; and the Opinion of that Committee how Satisfaction may be given unto him.
Resolved, &c. That, in Consideration, and full Satisfaction, of several great Sums of Money disbursed by Colonel Henry Marten, for the Service of the Parliament, and of the Arrears due to him as a Colonel, and in respect of great Losses sustained by him, for his good Affections, and his constant and faithful Service, to the Commonwealth, Lands of Inheritance, of the clear yearly Value of One thousand Pounds, be settled upon the said Colonel Henry Marten, and his Heirs.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee who are to consider of Lands to be settled upon the Lord General and Lord President, to consider of Lands of the yearly Value of One thousand Pounds per Annum, to be settled upon Colonel Marten, and his Heirs, accordingly; and how One thousand Pounds per Annum may be paid to him in present, until Lands be settled upon him as aforesaid; and report it to the House with all Speed: And that the Lord Commissioner Whitlock, and the Lord Commissioner Lysle, and Mr. Attorney be added to that Committee: And that they do take the special Care hereof.
Lord Lieut. of Ireland.
Sir William Armyn reports from the Committee of the Revenue, a Certificate of the Auditors to that Committee, touching Allowances to the Lord Lieutenants of Ireland.
Ordered, That the said Certificate be referred to the Council of State; to consider thereof; and to give such Allowances to the now Lord Lieutenant of Ireland as they shall think fit; having respect to the Quality of his Command, and to his extraordinary Charges and Expences, as well whiles he stays in England, as afterwards, for the better carrying on the Service, and upholding the Honour, of this Commonwealth, during his Abode in Ireland.
Lord Grey's Claims.
Mr. Pury reports from the Committee of the Army, the Expence of the Lord Grey, disbursed for the State, in the late Summer Service; and the Reasons of such Expences; viz. That, in the Beginning of April 1648, the said Lord Grey repaired into the County of Leicester, where he used his Endeavour to engage that County to the Interest of the Parliament, making it his whole Business to go into all Parts thereof; to persuade the People to an unanimous Resolution of forming themselves into several Regiments, for their own, and the Defence of their Neighbour Counties, and the whole Nation: That this Service did occasion a daily Charge, publick Meetings being frequent, wherein he constantly kept a publick Table, to his very great Expence: That he did constantly keep Ten Horses extraordinary, to promote the Services aforesaid: That he kept constant Correspondency with the Armies and Forces, as they stood then divided in the several Parts of the Commonwealth: That he continued upon the said publick Charge from 1 Aprilis to ultimo Novembris 1648.
Upon Consideration had of the Premises, this Committee are of Opinion, That Fifteen hundred Pounds be reported to the House for his Lordship's Expence, during the said Service, being for Eight Months, and for his good Service done within the Time aforesaid: That the said Fifteen hundred Pounds, or such Money as shall be allowed to his Lordship for the said Service, may be secured out of the King's Lands and Parks, to be designed for Sale, as Security for the Arrears of the Army; and his Lordship to be admitted a Purchaser accordingly.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the said Sum of Fifteen hundred Pounds for the Lord Grey, for his said Charges: And that the said Fifteen hundred Pounds be charged upon Haberdashers Hall: And that the Committee of Haberdashers Hall, and their Treasurers, do forthwith pay the same to the said Lord Grey, or his Assigns accordingly: And the Acquittance or Acquittances of the said Lord Grey, or his Assigns, testifying the Receipt thereof, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the said Committee, and their Treasurers, and such other Person or Persons as shall pay the same.
Lord Goneral, &c.
Ordered, That the same Committee, who are to consider of Lands to be settled on the Lord General, Lord President, and Major General Skippon, do meet this Afternoon; and make their Report on Thursday next.
Irish Army Pay, &c.
Mr. Scott reports from the Council of State, That the Rules and Orders here following, concerning the Proportions of Pay that are to be advanced to the Officers and Soldiers engaging in the Army now designed for Ireland, to be discounted upon Arrears; and concerning the Allowances for Arrears to such as shall disband; be observed in that Affair: That all the Officers and Soldiers of the several Regiments, that shall engage for Ireland, shall have One Month's Pay advance to them, to be discounted upon Arrears; and such of the Soldiers and Non-commission Officers so engaging, who were in the Parliament's Service, in England, in January 1647, and have so continued ever since, without receiving the Benefit of the former Disbanding, shall have a Month's Pay more of their Arrears advanced to them before their Shipping. That these Months Pays aforementioned shall be issued out, according to their respective Proportions allowed upon the Establishment for the new Model. That, for those Officers and Soldiers of the old Regiments, now designed for Ireland, who shall refuse to engage for that Service, and desire to disband, there shall be allowed, upon their Discharge, for such of the Officers and Soldiers as were in those Regiments, in January 1647, and have continued so ever since, without being disbanded, to the private Soldiers and Non-commissioned Officers, Two Months Arrears (if so much be due to them); and to Commissionate Officers One Month's Arrears, according to the Rates allowed upon the new Model, for the respective Qualities wherein they served, at and before January 1647: But such of the Officers and Soldiers refuseing the Irish Service, who, having been formerly disbanded, were entertained into the said Regiments since the Fifteenth of January 1647, shall be forthwith discharged, without any further Allowance of present Money for Arrears, That, to the General Officers, and Staff Officers for the Army, and Officers for the Train, now going for Ireland, there shall be a Month's Pay issued out, by way of Advance, for their better furnishing of themselves for the Service: Which shall be issued out according to the Rates for the respective Places allowed in the new Model, or which shall, before the Issuing out hereof, be allowed upon the Establishment for Ireland, and shall hereafter be discounted upon the Irish Accompt, at their Discharge, or coming off from the Irish Service.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Council of State, concerning the Rules and Orders reported from them, as aforesaid.
The House resumed the Debate upon the Act for the Parks, Manors, and Lands of the late King, &c.
Resolved, &c. That Colonel Wm. Webb be Surveyor General in the said Act.
Resolved, &c. That Henry Colbron be Register.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Wm. Roberts * be one of the Contractors.
Resolved, &c. That John Humfrye Esquire be one of the Contractors in the said Act.
Resolved, &c. That Thomas Ayres Esquire be one of the Contractors in the said Act.
Resolved, &c. That John White Esquire be one of the Contractors in the said Act.
Resolved, &c. That James Stockall * be one of the Contractors in the said Act.
Resolved, &c. That Edward Crescett Gentleman be one of the Contractors in this Act.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Richard Saltenstall Knight be one of the Contractors in this Act.
Resolved, &c. That Daniel Searle Merchant be one of the Contractors in this Act.
Resolved, &c. That Nicolas Lampriere Esquire be one of the Contractors in the said Act.
Resolved, &c. That Nicolas Bond Esquire be one of the Contractors in this Act.
Resolved, &c. That Richard Sydenham Esquire be one of the Contractors in the said Act.
Resolved, &c. That Robert Fenwick Esquire be one of the Contractors in the said Act.
Resolved, &c. That Henry Robinson Merchant be the Comptroller of all Entries in the said Act.
Resolved, &c. That the Treasurers for the Army shall be Treasurers in the said Act.
The humble Petition of Colonel John Downes was this Day read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee where Mr. Weaver hath the Chair, to state the Business; and report their Opinions therein to this House.
The humble Petition of Sir John Danvers Knight was this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That Cornbury Park be excepted out of the said Act for the Use of the Commonwealth.
Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee of the Revenue; to examine the Matter of Fact; and state the same; and present their Opinions therein to this House.
Ordered, That Colonel Browne's Brigade be taken into Consideration To-morrow Sevennight.
Ordered, That this Act, so amended, be ingrossed.
A general Pardon for Margarett Oldale, Thomas Watkins, John Stephens, Johane Elphick, Wm. Philpott, Johan Winson, John Maninge, Thomas Juppe, Joseph Eaton the elder, Dorothy Spicer, Johane Newman, Francis Bristoe, Wm. Kempe, and Edward Younge, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.
And it is Ordered, That the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do pass a Pardon to them, under the Great Seal of England, accordingly.
The humble Petition of the Commanders, Officers, and Soldiers under the Command of the Committee for the Militia of London, was this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That all the said Officers and Commanders, who have, by Authority of Parliament, been under several Commands, by Order of the said Committee, and have, or shall have, their Accompts audited and stated by the Auditor to the Committee of the Militia of London, and attested by any Four of the said Committee for the Militia, shall have the Arrears appearing due to them, upon Accompt, so audited, stated, and attested as aforesaid, out of Deans and Chapters Lands, by way of Doubling; and shall have Interest, at Eight Pounds per Centum, for the Monies paid in by them upon Doubling, and the like Benefit as other Persons upon Doubling have by the said Act: And that the Trustees, Contractors, and Register Accomptant do admit them accordingly.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to take special Care that the Arrears of the Assessment of the Ninety thousand Pounds per mensem, in the City of London, be speedily brought in, or to take such effectual Course therein as they shall think fit.
A Proviso concerning the Park and Forest of Claringdon, and the Forest and Chaces of Pauncett and Buckholt, in the Counties of Wiltes and Hampshire, or either of them, nor to any Office, Privilege, or Hereditament thereto belonging, nor to the Right of the Earl of Pembroke and Mountgomery, was this Day read; and referred to the Committee that had the Care of this Act; to consider thereof; and make such Provision as is fit to be made therein, if it be not provided for in the Act.
A Clause for Excepting of Castles, Places for the Navy, and Places for publick Justice, was this Day read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee that formerly had the Care of this Bill, to consider of this Clause; and to bring it in either by way of Proviso, or in the Body of the Bill, as they shall see Cause: And they are likewise to consider of the Order formerly made, touching the Woods and Timber in Chaces and Parks, &c.: And that the Committee of the Navy be added to this Committee, for that Purpose only.