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 Mercurii, 31 Julii, 1650.
Representation and Elections.
THE House, according to former Order, was this Day resolved into a Grand Committee, touching an equal Representative, and for regulating Elections.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Say took the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Say reports from the Grand Committee, touching an equal Representative, and for regulating Elections, That the said Committee have adjourned until This-daysevennight; and desire the Leave of the House to sit then.
Resolved, That the House be resolved into a Grand Committee, on This-day-sevennight, touching an equal Representative, and for regulating Elections: And that Mr. Speaker do then forbear to take the Chair.
Ld. Grey's Account.
Mr. Salwey reports from the Commissioners for Compounding;
11 Februarii 1649.
An Account of the Rents of the Earl of Chesterfield's Estate in the Counties of Nott. Derby, Lincoln, and Werwick, received by the Lord Greie's Agents by virtue of an Ordinance of Parliament, dated the One-and-twentieth of March 1647, and of an Order of the House of Commons, bearing the 4th of April 1648; the Sequestration of the said Earl's Estate, being, by the said Orders of Parliament, disposed of to the Lord Grey, for the Satisfying of the Sum of Five thousand One hundred and Twenty Pounds.
10 Aprilis 1648.
He also reports, A Certificate from the Treasurers to the Commissioners for Advance of Monies, That the Lord Grey hath received but Eleven hundred and Fifty Pounds of the Fifteen hundred Pounds, ordered to his Lordship by Order of Parliament, in Part of his Arrears of Monies which is due to his Lordship: So there remains due to him, of the Fifteen hundred Pounds, the Sum of Three hundred and Fifty Pounds.
Resolved, That this House doth approve of this Account of the Lord Grey; and doth allow of the Debt of Two thousand One hundred and Ninety Pounds Three Shillings and Ten-pence, remaining due to the Lord Grey upon the said Account.
Whereas by an Order of the Lords and Commons, assembled in Parliament, dated the One and twentieth of March 1647, it was ordered, That the Sum of Five thousand One hundred and Twenty Pounds, due to the Lord Grey as Major General, and in Satisfaction of all Demands and Dues demandable by the said Lord Grey, be paid unto him the said Lord Grey, or his Assigns, out of the Sequestration of the Earl of Chesterfield's Estate: And the several and respective Committees, Commissioners, Sequestrators, Solicitors, and Treasurers, in the several Counties where the said Estate, or any Part thereof, lies, were authorized to pay unto the Lord Grey or his Assigns, the Rents and Profits arising from the said sequestred Estate, from time to time, as they should grow due until the said Sum of Five thousand One hundred and Twenty Pounds should be fully paid and satisfied: And whereas it appears upon Account, that there is yet remaining due to the said Lord Grey, the Sum of Two thousand One hundred and Ninety Pounds Three Shillings and Tenpence of the said Sum of Five thousand One hundred and Twenty Pounds; It is this Day Ordered, by the Parliament; That the Commissioners for Compounding, &c. be authorized and required to issue their Warrant or Warrants to the Treasurers of that Receipt to make Payment unto the said Lord Grey, or his Assigns, the Rents which did incur at Lady-day last, for the Estate of the said Earl of Chesterfield, and which are already paid in to the Treasurers of Goldsmiths Hall: And all such Rents and Profits as shall be received out of the said Estate, or any Part thereof, from time to time, as the same shall be received, until the said Lord Grey shall be fully satisfied the said Two thousand One hundred and Ninety Pounds Three Shillings and Ten-pence, Residue of the said Five thousand One hundred and Twenty Pounds: And that the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said Lord Grey, or his Assigns, shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said Treasurers for the same.
Resolved, That the Commissioners for Compounding, &c. be authorized and required to issue their Warrants to the Treasurers of Haberdashers Hall, to make Payment of the Sum of Three hundred and Fifty Pounds to the Lord Grey, Residue of the said Sum of Fifteen hundred Pounds, in full Satisfaction of the said Fifteen hundred Pounds: And that the Treasurers of Haberdashers Hall be required to make Payment thereof, accordingly: And that the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said Lord Grey shall be a sufficient Discharge unto the said Treasurers for the same.
Colonel Purefoy reports from the Commissioners for Compounding, the Account of Colonel Thomas Waite, of what Money he hath received in Part of his Ordinance of Two thousand and Ten Pounds, dated 4 Sept. 1648; viz.
The humble Petition of Colonel Thomas Wayte, a Member of this House, was this Day read.
A Certificate from Matthew Barry and John Clerk, touching the Value of certain Grounds in Leifield in Com' Rutl. whereof Colonel Wayte had a Lease from the Duke of Bucks.
Resolved, upon the Question, by the Parliament, That Colonel Thomas Wayte be admitted to come in and contract as a Purchaser of the Inheritance of the Grounds in Leifield in Com' Rutland, which he had in Lease from the Duke of Bucks, lately expired, and hath still in his Possession as the present Tenant, and have the Benefit of Pre-emption: And that the Sum of Four hundred and One Pounds Nine Shillings and Six-pence, remaining due to him upon his Account, be allowed unto him, in Part of the Money to be by him paid for the Purchase of the Inheritance of the said Grounds: And that the Trustees, Contractors, and Treasurers, for the Sale of Delinquents Lands, be ordered and injoined to take Notice thereof; and to admit him accordingly.
The humble Petition of Sir Gervas Scroope Knight, and Adrian Scroope Esquire, his Son, was this Day read.
Resolved, That Sir Gervas Scroope be admitted to pay in the Remainder of the principal Money, for his Composition, on or by the Twenty-sixth Day of December next, without any Penalty for Non-payment thereof before that Time.
Resolved, (fn. 1) That Sir Roger Cooper be admitted to pay in the principal Money, for his Composition, by the First Day of October next, without any Penalty for Non-payment thereof before that Time.
Ly. Rohda Fairfax, &c.
The humble Petition of the Lady Rohda Fairfax, late Widow of Fardinando Lord Fairfax, deceased, and formerly Wise of Thomas Hussey Esquire, and of Dame Elizabeth Hussey, Widow, the Relict of Sir Edward Hussey on the Behalf of themselves, and their Children, was this Day read.
The Question be . . . propounded, That the Remainder of Sir Edward Hussey's Fine be discharged, and the Sequestration taken off; and that the Commissioners of Goldsmiths Hall be authorized and required to discharge and take off the same, accordingly.
And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;
It passed with the Affirmative.
And the main Question being put;
It was Resolved, That the Remainder of Sir Edward Hussey's Fine be discharged and the Sequestration taken off: And that the Commissioners of Goldsmiths Hall be authorized and required to discharge and take off the same, accordingly.
Countess of Exeter.
The humble Petition of Elizabeth Countess Dowager of Exeter, the Relict of the Right honourable David late Earl of Exeter, deceased, was this Day read.-
A Letter from the Lord General Cromwell, of the Twenty-eighth of June 1650, was this Day read.-
Countess of Exeter.
Ordered, That the Fine, Composition, and Value, of and for the Wardship and Marriage of John now Earl of Exeter, and all Rents, and Arrears of Rent, and all Seizures, Issues, Extents, mean Rates, and incident Charges. and all Process issued for the same, or any of them, and Proceedings thereupon, be, and are hereby, absolutely pardoned, discharged, and remitted, in full Satisfaction to the Countess Dowager of Exeter, and Discharge of all her Damages and Losses: And that the Committee of the Revenue, Barons of the Exchequer, and all others whom it may concern, are hereby required and injoined to take speedy Order for the effectual Discharge of the same; and of all Process and Proceedings for the said Fine, Composition, Value of Marriage, Rents, Arrears of Rent, Issues, Seizures, Extents, mean Rates, and incident Charges, accordingly, upon Record: And all Officers, Ministers of Justice, and Persons concerned herein, are to take Notice hereof; and to forbear the Issuing or Execution of any Process, or further Proceedings thereupon, accordingly: And, if any thing be levied already, for any the Causes aforesaid, which is not already accounted for, and paid in to the State, the same is hereby ordered to be repaid to the said Countess: And this Order, without any further or other Warrant, is and shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the said Committee, Barons of the Exchequer, Officers, Ministers of Justice, and others herein concerned, for what they, or any of them, shall do in Execution hereof.
Major Gill, &c.
Sir Wm. Allanson reports from the Committee for the Northern Association; viz.
IN pursuance of Two several Orders of Parliament, the one dated 16 Februarii, and the other dated 21 Februarii 1649, for the examining the Miscarriages, and the Truth of the Case, touching the Seventeen thousand One hundred and Thirty-eight Pounds Ten Shillings and Eleven-pence, transferred on Deans and Chapters Lands, for the Northern Officers; this Committee, upon Examination of the List of the Northern Officers, of the Twoand-twentieth of May 1647, do find, That Major Gill, having surreptitiously gotten out his Debenture from the precedent Clerk of this Committee, and notwithstanding he is listed, and hath accepted of and received his Third Part of the said List, in full Satisfaction, yet hath he doubled Six hundred Pounds thereof, above his Proportion, upon Dean and Chapters Lands, and which no other Officer in the said List hath done, as is certified to us by the Register Accomptant of Gourney House: And that Colonel Mathew Alured, and Cornet Thomas Mason, named in the said List, whose Debentures do appear to the said Register Accomptant to be unsold, may have the Benefit of the Order of Parliament of the Sixteenth of February last, for doubled Money; and also all such others as shall make their Debentures appear unto the said Register Accomptant to be unsold, may have the like Benefit.
Ordered, That the Lands purchased by Major George Gill, of the Lands of the late Deans and Chapters Lands, be resumed to the Use of the Commonwealth, in respect of the Cozenage done by the said Major George Gill to the State in that Purchase, according to the Act of Parliament: And that the Trustees and Contractors for the Sale of the said Lands be authorized and required to resume the same accordingly: And all other Officers within the said Act are required to take Notice hereof.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to take such speedy Course as they shall think fit, for Removing of Major George Gill from his Place of Command: And that he be disabled for ever hereafter from having any further Employment or Command in the Service of the Commonwealth.
Ordered, That Colonel Matthew Alured, and Cornet Thomas Mason, have the Benefit of the Order of Parliament of the Sixteenth of February last, for the Monies due upon their Debentures, to be accounted and taken as Monies doubled upon the Sale of Dean and Chapters Lands: And that they have the same Advantages as the Persons have, who have doubled Monies on the said Lands according to the said Order, notwithstanding the Order of the One-and-twentieth of February last.
Colonel Rich reports from the Committee of the Navy, as followeth:
IN pursuance of an Order of Parliament, whereby the humble Petition of Caleb Burton is referred unto this Committee, to state the Accompts of the said Caleb Burton; and to find out some way, How he may be satisfied the Monies due to him from the State; this Committee, upon Examination, do find, That there is due to the said Caleb Burton, in the Right of his Wife, the Relict of Captain Richard Dawkes, the Sum of Two thousand Six hundred Twenty-eight Pounds Four Shillings and a Peny: And, in regard there are great Sums of Money charged upon Captain Myles Temple, late Collector of the Port of Dover, Part whereof he alledgeth to be in the Hands of divers Merchants, and other Part thereof to be received by the said Caleb Burton, without his Order; this Committee are of Opinion, That the said Sum of Two thousand Six hundred Twenty-eight Pounds Four Shillings and a Peny be allowed unto him, out of the Monies owing by the Merchants in the Time of Captain Temple's being Collector, as aforesaid, to be discharged upon the Account of the said Captain Temple, so as Captain Temple do make good all other Monies chargeable upon him.
Resolved, That the Parliament doth agree with the Committee in this Report, That the Sum of Two thousand Six hundred Twenty-eight Pounds Four Shillings and a Peny, due unto Caleb Burton, in Right of his Wife, the Relict of Captain Richard Dawkes, be allowed unto him, out of the Monies owing by the Merchants in the Time of Captain Temple's being Collector: And that the said Monies be discharged upon the Account of the said Captain Temple, so as the said Captain Temple do make good all other Monies chargeable upon him.