Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 6, 1648-1651. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Thursday, 3d of July, 1651.
|Sir Henry Vane,||Tellers for the Yeas:||24.|
|Mr. Tho. Challenor,||With the Yeas,|
|Sir John Danvers,||Tellers for the Noes:||25.|
|Mr. Scott,||With the Noes,|
Resolved, That a Summons do issue forth for Wm. Lord Craven, requiring him to appear personally at such time as the Parliament shall appoint, to answer such Matters as shall be objected against him on the Behalf of the Commonwealth of England.
"By Authority of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of England, These are to command and require William Lord Craven to make his personal Appearance before the Parliament of the Commonwealth of England, upon the Third Day of September 1651, there to make Answer to all such Matters as shall be objected against him, on the behalf of the Commonwealth of England, Whereof he is not to fail, at his Peril. Dated at Westminster, this Third Day of July 1651."
A Proviso was tendered to this Act, "That the Lands of Sir Lewis Dives of Brohill in the County of Bedford, in this Act mentioned to be sold, shall be liable to the Satisfying of one Bond of Four hundred Pounds Principal, entered into by the said Sir Lewis Dives, bearing Date the Twentieth of November in the Year 1638. unto Dame Margaret Melton, of the Parish of St. Martin's in the Fields in the County of Middlesex; any thing in this Act contained to the contrary notwithstanding:" Which Proviso was read the First time.
A Clause was tendered to this Act, in these Words; viz. "And, for and in Consideration of the faithful and gallant Service performed by Sir Wm. Fairefax, late of Steeton within the County of the City of York, Knight, having engaged in Arms, and lost his Life, for the Liberty of the Nation, in the Service of the Parliament; and as an especial Mark of Favour to him, in his Posterity; be it further Enacted and Ordained, by this present Parliament, and by Authority of the same, That the Treasurer or Treasurers, appointed or to be appointed by this Act, or by any former or other Act or Order of Parliament, for receiving or issuing the Monies upon, out of, or by reason of the Sale of the said Delinquents Lands, shall pay, or cause to be paid, to such Persons as shall be nominated by the Lady Fairfax, the Relict of the said Sir Wm. Fairfax, and which shall be approved of by the Committee by this Act appointed for the Removing of Obstructions in the Sale of the said Delinquents Lands, for the Behoof and Benefit of the Three younger Children of him the said Sir Wm. Fairfax, and for the Payment of his Debts, the Sum of lawful Money of England, in full Payment and Satisfaction of all Arrears of Pay, and other things whatsoever, due unto him the said Sir Wm. from the Parliament, for or in respect of his said Service and Arrears: And the Acquittance or Acquittances of any Two or more of the said Persons, nominated and approved of as aforesaid, shall be to the said Treasurer or Treasurers a full and sufficient Discharge for Payment of the said Monies, to all Intents and Purposes whatsoever: Which was this Day read the First time.
A Proviso was tendered to this Act; "That the said Trustees shall have Power to sell unto James Powell, his Heirs and Assigns, Lands to the Value of One thousand and Fifty Pounds, with Interest thereof, as for Doubled Monies, out of the Lands and Estate of Sir John Stowell, in this Act named, according to an Order of the Seventeenth of October 1648; any thing in this Act contained to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding:" Which was this Day read the First time.
|Sir John Bourchier,||Tellers for the Noes:||20.|
|Sir Henry Vane,||With the Noes,|
|Sir Peter Wentworth,||Tellers for the Yeas:||21.|
|Lord Mounson,||With the Yeas,|
Resolved, That the Lands of One hundred Pounds per Annum, exposed to Sale by this Bill, be sold, and conveyed, by the Contractors and Trustees in this Act named, to Nathaniell Hallowes Esquire, and his Heirs, in Satisfaction of his Debt and Losses: And that a Proviso be brought in to that Purpose.
WHEREAS it appeared to this Committee, by the Certificates of the Lord Broghill and Lord Inchiquin, of several Dates, in the Years 1644, 1645, and 1646, that they received divers Sums of Money, Merchandizes, Goods, Artillery, and made use of some Ships, for the Supply of the Parliament's Forces, and Defence of the Ports and Garisons in the Province of Munster, in those Times of greatest Distress; the Value and Proceed whereof, amounting to 10,488£. 15s. 5d. belonging to the several Persons hereafter named; that is to say, To Mr. Gregory Clement, 2,193£. 2s. 11d. To Mr. Maurice Thomson, 1,564£. To Mr. George Pryor, 964£. To Mr. Robert South, 954£. To the Earl of Warwick, 132£. 11s. 5½ d. To Mr. Thomas Smyth, 132£. 11s. 5½d. To Captain Robert Moulton, 66£. 5s. 8¼d. To Mr. Thomas Vincent, 99£. 8s. 7d. To Mr. * Fare, 33£. 2s. 10½d. To Mr. Ferres, 66£. 5s. 8¾d. To Mr. Rob. Thomson, for Captain Robert Swanley, 1,068£. 6s. 8d. To Mr. Wm. Pennoyer and Mr. Robert Thomson, for Mr. Heathcott and Mr. Yate, 1,282£. To Mr. Wm. Pennoyer, for himself, 600£. And to Mr. Robert Thomason for himself, 1,323£. It is now thought sit, and resolved by this Committee, That it be reported, as their Opinion, to the Parliament, That, in regard those Monies, Goods, and Merchandizes, were expended for the Defence of that Part of Ireland; and that those who are concerned therein are Persons very well affected, and desirous to preserve the Parliament's Interest in those Parts; Satisfaction may be given them for the aforesaid Sums, by allotting and granting unto them the Town of New Rosse, in Leynster, but near adjoining to the Province of Munster, upon such Conditions and Terms as may satisfy them their said Debts, and give them Encouragement to place English Families there, to increase Trade, and fortify the same against the Rebels: But, because Mr. Gregory Clement, who is now present, and informeth, that he hath already adventured great Sums of Money for Ireland, and standeth engaged to Creditors for sundry Debts, and therefore desireth. that the aforesaid Sum of 2,193£. 2s. 11d. may be satisfied unto him, out of some Delinquents Estates, which are to be sold here in England, this Committee are of Opinion, that his Desire herein be offered to the Parliament, to be ordered as they shall think sit.