Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Friday, the 16th of July 1652.
|Lord Grey,||Tellers for the Noes:||26.|
|Colonel Fielder,||With the Noes,|
|Lord Comm. Lisle,||Tellers for the Yeas:||22.|
|Sir John Trevor,||With the Yeas:|
Charge against Clotworthy.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Accompts for the whole Nation, at Worcester House, to consider as well of the Petition of Mr. George Wood, as of the Paper and Information of Mr. Larder, containing the Charge of Mr. George Wood against Sir John Clotworthy, and Mr. Davis; to examine the Particulars of the Abuses therein charged, and certify the true State of the Business to the Parliament.
Claims from Chester.
THE Petition referred to the Committee, by Order of the House, to examine and make Report, amongst other things, doth set forth, that after the Reducement of Chester, their Forces being within the Establishment, divers of the said Gentlemen were taken Prisoners, by them, in Mutiny, and brought to Chester, to great Hazard of their Lives, by reason of the Infection; and there detained until they had taken up great Sums of Money, upon their own personal Securities, to pay them their Arrears, inevitably contracted upon the Country, by the Weight of the War.
That Three thousand Pounds of those Sums so taken up yet remain unpaid; for which they are sued, many of them to Outlawries, at London, Stafford, and elsewhere; and all Powers to help themselves therein, forth of any publick Receipt, long since taken from them: And therefore Satisfaction is prayed from the House.
The Committee, as to this Part of the Petition, have particularly inquired into the said publick Debt, mentioned in the said Petition, and examined of whom the said Monies were taken up, by the said Gentlemen, at the Time of their Restraint mentioned in their said Petition; and how much thereof hath been already satisfied; and what remains due; having received Certificates concerning the same, from the Commissioners at Haberdashers-hall, Commissioners of Excise, and the Commissioners of Sequestrations, in the County of Chester; it hath been made appear to them thereby, that the Sum of Two thousand One hundred Forty-five Pounds Eighteen Shillings and Four-pence, doth remain unsatisfied thereof, to several Persons of whom the same was taken up and borrowed by the said Gentlemen, upon their particular Securities and Bonds; besides the Costs and Charges which the said Gentlemen have been put to, and have expended, by reason of several Suits which have been brought against them for this Money; which Charges are not as yet computed.
The Committee do likewise find, though it be not expressly referred unto them, as they conceive, yet, that there are certain other Debts, which the said Gentlemen became engaged in, and were expended by them, for the Publick Service, as well before the Time of their Restraint, as since; amounting to Seven hundred Fifty-one Pounds One Shilling, which do as yet remain undischarged, by reason the Gentlemen of the said County, before the taking the Sequestrations out of their Power, being earnestly called upon for the said Monies taken up during their Imprisonment, did satisfy some Part of that Money, out of the Sequestrations, intended by them to satisfy the said Seven hundred Fifty-one Pounds One Shilling; and thereby, though they lessened the Debts taken up, and secured by them, during their Imprisonment, from Three thousand Nine hundred Forty-three Pounds, unto Two thousand One hundred Forty-five Pounds Eighteen Shillings and Four-pence, yet they thereby disabled themselves, the Sequestrations being soon after taken from them, to satisfy the said Seven hundred Fifty-one Pounds One Shilling, out of the Sequestrations, as they intended: The Consideration of all which this Committee do humbly offer to the Parliament; the rather because the said Three thousand Nine hundred Fortythree Pounds, Debt and Interest for the same, was thereby much more lessened than the said Seven hundred Fifty-one Pounds One Shilling amounts to.
This Committee do therefore humbly present their Opinion to the House, That for the Reasons aforesaid, the said Seven hundred Fifty-one Pounds One Shilling, as well as the said Two thousand One hundred Forty-five Pounds Eighteen Shillings and Four-pence, ought to be satisfied by the Parliament, as publick Debts, together with Costs, incurred by several Suits, for the said Monies.
And therefore they do order, That a Report hereof be made to the House, and the House desired to give Direction for speedy Satisfaction of both the said Sums, to the said Gentlemen, if they shall think fit.
Resolved, That this House doth approve of the several Sums of Seven hundred Fifty-one Pounds and One Shilling, and of Two thousand One hundred Forty-five Pounds Eighteen Shillings and Four-pence, as a Debt due by the Commonwealth.
The humble Petition of Dorcas Maulyverer, Relict of Colonel John Maulyverer, that died in the Service of Scotland, was this Day read, together with a Report from the Committee of the Army, in these Words:
Upon Consideration of the Petition of Dorcas Mauleverer, the Relict of Colonel John Maleverer, directed by Order of Parliament of 21 Maii last, referred to this Committee; It is ordered, that it be reported to the Parliament, that, by Certificate from the Mayor and Aldermen of the Town of Hull, bearing Date 24 Junii last, it doth appear, that there is due, and owing, from the said Colonel Mauleverer to the Town of Hull, the Sum of Two hundred Twenty-nine Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence: viz. Two hundred and Ten Pounds thereof lent him upon his, and some other Officers of that Garison, their Bond; and Eighteen Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence, the Remainder of a greater Sum formerly lent them; and Twenty Shillings more lent, at the same time when they gave Bond for Two hundred and Ten Pounds: And they further certify, That these Sums were lent for the Paying of the Soldiers of that Garison, then in Mutiny for want of Money. And the then Paymaster of that Garison doth also certify, That the said Sums were paid to the Soldiers of that Garison, and are since, by him, in his Account, given into the Committee of Accompts, for the Commonwealth, at WorcesterHouse, so expressed to be disposed.
That they do find, that the Arrears of Pay due to the said Colonel Maleverer, as they have been stated by the Commissioners in the County of York, and by them returned to this Committee, from them transmitted to Worcester-House, are secured with the rest of the Army.
That, in full Satisfaction and Recompence of the Losses sustained by the said Colonel Mauleverer, during the late Wars, the said Mrs. Mauleverer, be allowed Six hundred Pounds, if the Parliament think fit so to do.
Ordered, That One hundred Pounds in Money be paid to the said Dorcas Maleverer, or her Assigns, for Relief of her present urgent Wants and Necessities; and that it be referred to the Council of State, to see the same forthwith paid to her, or her Assigns, accordingly.
Resolved, That Lands of Inheritance, of the clear yearly Value of Four hundred Pounds, out of Lands in Scotland confiscated to the State, be settled upon the Children of Colonel John Maleverer, and their Heirs, in such sort as Sir John Bourchier Knight, Sir William Strickland Knight and Baronet, and Luke Robinson Esquire, or any Two of them, shall direct; with a Reservation of a yearly Rent of One hundred Pounds out of the same, to the State.