Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Tuesday, the 20th of July, 1652.
MR. Gurdon reports from the Council of State, Two Letters from the Commissioners of the Navy, dated at the Navy-Office; one of the 16th, the other of the 19th of July: Which were this Day read.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That these Words, "upon the whole Matter," be added to the Order, touching Mr. Wyther, of the * Day of *
Resolved, That, in the Act, intituled, an Act to enable Sir Robert Howard Knight of the Bath, to sell certain Lands in the County of Salop, &c. the Name of Francis White, being mistaken, be made Francis Whittoll; and that the Clerk do amend the same in the Record.
Grant to Maleverer.
Resolved, That the Commissioners for the Parliament in Scotland be authorized and required, in pursuance of a Vote of Parliament of the 16th of this Month, to set out Lands of Inheritance, of the clear yearly Value of Four hundred Pounds, out of Lands in Scotland confiscated to the State, to be settled upon the Children of Colonel John Maleverer, and their Heirs, in such sort as Sir John Bourchier, Sir Wm. Strickland, and Luke Robinson Esquire, or any Two of them, shall direct; reserving a yearly Rent of One hundred Pounds out of the same, to the State: and to put them, and their Assigns, into Possession thereof accordingly; and that a Letter be sent to the Commissioners for that Purpose; Mr. Luke Robinson is to prepare the Letter, and Mr. Speaker is to sign the same, accordingly.
A Pardon for Robert Trimmer, Robert Richardson, Julyan Gilbert, Margaret Foxwell Wife of John Foxwell, and Katherine Leach, Wife of Nicholas Leach, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto: And it is Ordered, That the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do pass the said Pardon under the Great Seal, accordingly.
And Pardon for Francis Maples, Cornelius Alder, Giles Wilcocks, Richard Francklyn, and William Smyth, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto: And it is Ordered, That the Lord Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do pass the said Pardon under the Great Seal, accordingly.
A Pardon for Margaret Dexter was this Day read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto: And it is Ordered, That the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do pass the said Pardon under the Great Seal, accordingly.
Resolved, That all such Prisoners as are, and now stand reprieved by the Judges, in the several Circuits, do stand reprieved until the 1st of October next; and that the respective Sheriffs do forbear Execution, accordingly; and that, in the mean time, the Judges, who granted the said respective Reprieves, do certify the several Cases of the said Prisoners so reprieved, and the Truth of the Matter of Fact, unto the Parliament.
Resolved, That Charles Probart, being a Prisoner in the Gaol of Gloucester, be reprieved till the 1st of October next; and that the Sheriff of the County of Gloucester do take care, that Execution be forborn, accordingly; and that, in the mean time, the Judge of Assize, before whom the said Charles Probart was tried, do certify the Matter of Fact to the Parliament.
Resolved, That for Fourteen Sitting-Days now next coming nothing be taken into Consideration, but the Business of Money.
The Question being propounded, That it be referred to a Committee to view the Lists of the Names of the Delinquents and choose out of them the Names of several Persons, not exceeding the Number of Thirty, whose Estates may be forthwith sold, for the Use of the Navy; and present them to the Parliament;
And the Question being put, That this Question be now put;
It passed with the Affirmative.
And the main Question being put, It was
Resolved, That it be referred to a Committee, to view the Lists of the Names of the Delinquents, and choose out of them the Names of several Persons, not exceeding the Number of Thirty, whose Estates may be forthwith sold, for the Use of the Navy; and present them to the Parliament.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Committee appointed on Thursday last, to consider of the most effectual Way and Means how Money may be raised most speedily, by the Delinquents Bill.
Resolved, That the Lord Grey, Mr. Love, Colonel Purefoy, and Colonel Sidney, be added to that Committee: And that they meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber; and bring them in To-morrow Morning.
The Question being put, That all that come shall have Voices at this Committee;
It passed with the Negative.
Alderman Allein reports from the Committee appointed to consider of the most effectual Way and Means how Money may be raised most speedily by the Delinquents Bill, the Resolution of that Committee, in these Words:
Resolved, That such of the Papists Delinquents, whose Estates shall be exposed to Sale, have Liberty to compound for their whole Estates, at Six Years Value; whereupon they shall be free to dispose of their whole Estates compounded for as aforesaid; so as they depart this Land within one Year after their Compounding for the same; otherwise their Estates, compounded for as aforesaid, to be, nevertheless, subject to the Laws of the Land.