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 Veneris, 17 Augusti, 1649.
MR. Millington reports the Accompt of Colonel Francis Thornehaugh, stated by the Committee of Accompts sitting at Worcester House; and that there remaineth due to him, upon his Accompt, Two thousand Three hundred and Forty-one Pounds Fourteen Shillings and Seven-pence: And also an Act for the Payment thereof unto Elizabeth Thornhaugh, his Relict and Executrix, by the Committees of Sequestrations in the Counties of Nottingham, Derby, and Stafford, by yearly Payments.
Which was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, passed.
Mr. Millington reports another Act, for Payment of Three hundred and Fifty-eight Pounds Eight Shillings, certified, by the Committee of the Army, as due to Colonel Francis Thornhaugh, for his Arrears since the Time he came into the Establishment, to be paid to Elizabeth Thornehaugh, his Widow, out of the Sequestrations of the Estate of the Earl of Newcastle in the County of Nottingham.
Which was read the First time.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Army be required to pay unto Elizabeth Thornehaugh, Widow of the said Colonel Thornehaugh, out of the Monies which shall be received by the Committee of the Army upon the Act for Compositions of the Six Counties of North Wales, the Sum of Money appearing, upon Account, to be due to the said Colonel Thornhaugh, for his Arrears, since the Time that he came into the Establishment of the Army: And that the Acquittance of the said Elizabeth Thornehaugh, or her Assigns, for the same, shall be a sufficient Discharge to the Committee of the Army, or to such Person as shall pay the same.
Ordered, That the Ordinance of 22 October 1647, for Payment of One thousand and Thirty Pounds unto Colonel Francis Thornhagh, out of the Profits of the Lands and Estate of Thomas Markham, a Papist, and the Certificate touching the Composition for the Estate of the said Thomas Markham, be referred to the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall; to consider and state the whole Business; and to consider which way Recompence may be made to Elizabeth Thornhaugh, Relict and Executrix of the said Colonel Thornhaugh, of the said One thousand and Thirty Pounds; and report their Opinions therein to this House.
Serjeant at Arms Servants.
Ordered, That it be especially recommended to the Committee of the Revenue, to consider what is fit to be allowed to the Servants of the Serjeant at Arms, for their present Service, in carrying the Declaration and Act touching the Day of Thanksgiving, to the Sheriffs of the several Counties: And that the said Committee do provide so much Money to be paid to them, presently, for that Service: And the said Committee are required to sit this Afternoon, to that Purpose.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to consider of the most convenient Way, for the future, to disperse the Acts and Declarations or Orders of Parliament, into the several Counties, with least Charge to the State; and report their Opinions therein to the House.
The humble Petition of Colonel Thomas Willoughby, late Governor of the City of Coventry, together with an Account of his Arrears, returned by the Committee of Accompts in the County of Warwick, and City and County of Coventry.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Accompts at Worcester House, to examine and state the whole Accompt, of Colonel Willoughby, according to the Rules to them given; and to give Debenture accordingly.
Ordered, That the Act touching the School of Westminster be read, the First Business, on Tuesday next; nothing to intervene.
Ordered, That the General's Act be reported on Friday next, the First Business; nothing to intervene: And that Mr. Speaker do put the House in mind thereof.
Ordered, That the Act touching Major General Lambert be read on Friday next, the next Business after the General's Act.
Petition from Seamen.
The humble Petition of divers well-affected Masters of Ships, and other Mariners, in Behalf of themselves, and many others, both at home and abroad, was this Day read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Navy, to consider of this Petition; and to hear the Petitioners, and present their Opinions to the House: And all that come to have Voices: And Mr. Robinson, Mr. Clement, and Colonel Thompson, are to take care of it.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of Thomas Flute, late Master of the good Ship called The John, of London, be referred to the Committee of the Navy; to examine the Matters of Fact in the said Petition; and to certify their Opinions to the House: And the Committee have Power to send for Persons, Papers, Witnesses.
Grant to Jones.
Colonel Jones reports an Act for settling the Lands of James Bath and Luke Bath upon Michael Jones Esquire, Lieutenant General of Horse, for the Service of the Parliament in Ireland, and his Heirs.
Which was read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, passed.
Ordered, That it be referred to the same Committee that brought in that Act, to consider of a Parcel of Five hundred Pounds Lands per Annum, in Ireland, to be settled upon Lieutenant General Jones, and his Heirs, for his last Service in Ireland.
Ordered, That Lands of Inheritance, of the yearly Value of Five hundred Pounds per Annum, of the Rebels Lands in Ireland, be settled upon Sir Charles Coote, and his Heirs.
Ordered, That it be referred to the same Committee to present, to this House, Lands in Ireland, of the full yearly Value of Five hundred Pounds per Annum, to be settled upon Sir Charles Coote, and his Heirs.
Irish Army Accompts.
An Act for stating the Accompts of the Officers lately entertained for the Service of Ireland, for their Arrears due for Services done in England, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be printed and published.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Army, to consider of such Soldiers, who, under Pretence of going for the Service of Ireland, have gotten their Accompts stated, and their Debentures allowed, according to the Establishment of such as go in that Service; that their said Debentures be disallowed: And that an Act be brought in to that Purpose.
Ordered, That the Commissioners, now to go into Ireland, do take care to consider who are listed to go over in the Service for Ireland, and do not go over; and to certify to the Committee of the Army, the Names of such Persons who failed to attend the Lord General in that Service, after they had undertaken the said Service.
An Act, impowering the Committee of Indemnity to transmit the Examinations of all such Articles and Informations as shall be exhibited to them, against any malignant or delinquent Magistrates, or other ill-affected Officers, to Justices of Peace in the several Counties, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be printed and published.
Mr. Weaver reports the Opinion of the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, touching the Munster Officers; as followeth;
Whereas this Committee hath this Day taken into Consideration the Resolutions and Orders of the House of Commons, of the Thirteenth of April 1648, and Tenth of May 1649, for auditing and stating their Accompts of Pay of the Officers and Soldiers which deserted the Lord Inchiquin in the Province of Munster; and also the Accompts which, within pursuance thereof, have been audited and stated by the Order of the Committee; as also what Proportions, or Sums of Money, are fit to be allowed, upon Accompt, to the several Officers hereunder named, with reference to their respective Necessities and Conditions; and how the same might be paid them: Forasmuch as by the several Accompts of those Officers so audited and stated, there appears to rest in Arrear, to the Persons hereafter named, the several Sums respectively following:
Officers and Troopers Names, and their Pay in Arrear:
It is now thought fit, and resolved, by this Committee, That it be reported to the House of Commons, as their Opinion, That, for the Relief and Satisfaction of these Officers, Order may be taken, as was done for other Officers of that Province, for respiting One Third Part of the said Sum, being Eleven thousand Five hundred and Six Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Three pence Halfpeny, to answer any Surcharge which may be justly brought upon them, or any of them, within the Space of Two Years now next following: That another Third Part, being Eleven thousand Five hundred Six Pounds Thirteen Shillings Three-pence Halfpeny, may, in a just Proportion to each of those Officers and Persons respective Shares, be charged upon Lands in Ireland, after the Adventurers and former Orders are satisfied: And that the other Third Part, being the like Sum of Eleven thousand Five hundred Six Pounds Thirteen Shillings Three-pence Halfpeny, may be paid to the said Officers and Persons, as their Proportions and Shares shall respectively amount unto, out of the Money not engaged, and yet coming in by the weekly Assessments for Ireland, upon the Ordinance of Parliament, of the Eighteenth of October 1644, and the Fifteenth of August, and Ninth of March, 1645; or out of such other Monies as the House shall appoint: And Sir Wm. Allanson is desired to report the same accordingly.
Lord Lisle, Sir Wm. Strickland, Col. Algernoon Sidney, Sir Wm. Allinson, Sir Wm. Brereton.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners for the Army in Ireland, to consider of these Persons upon the Place in Ireland; and to examine their Accompts there; and to certify the State of their said Accompts.
Ordered, That this House doth adjourn itself until Tuesday Morning next, at Eight a Clock.