Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Monday, 3d of October, 1653.
COLONEL Rous reports, from the Committee for Petitions, Amendments to the Bill for Confirmation of the Sale of the Lands and Estates of Sir John Stowell Knight of the Bath: Which were twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed; and ordered to be ingrossed.
He likewise reports, from the same Committee, The humble Petition of Captain Symon Askwith, for his being Master of Gretham Hospital, in the County of Duresme: Which was this Day read.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That the Place of Master of the Hospital of Gretham, in the County of Duresme, shall be void as to Dr. Rand; and that the same be bestowed upon Captain Symon Askwith: And that the said Symon Askwith shall have, hold, and enjoy the said Mastership, with all Rights and Privileges thereunto belonging, in as large, and ample manner, as any Master of the said Hospital have lawfully heretofore enjoyed the same.
He also reports, The humble Petition of James Levingston Esquire, and Anne his Wife: Which was now read; together with the humble Opinion of that Committee, That Orders may be given to the Commissioners for Sequestrations in Scotland, for the taking off the Sequestration of so much of the Earl of Lowden's Estate, as will satisfy the Debt of Six thousand Pounds, with Interest mentioned in the Petition; the Commissioners for Administration of Justice having ordained the Petitioners to be seised of the said Earl's whole Lands, and of the Profits thereof, according to the Law of that Nation, until they shall be fully satisfied the said Debt, with Interest, as by the Charter under the Great Seal, and Seising, shewed them, doth appear.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That so much of the Estate of the Earl of London, under Sequestration, be discharged from Sequestration, as shall be sufficient to satisfy the Debt of Six thousand Pounds, with Interest, unto James Levingston Esquire: And that the Commissioners for Sequestration in Scotland be authorized and required to set out such a Proportion of the said Estate, to be enjoyed by the said James Levinston, his Heirs and Assigns, in full Satisfaction of the said Debt and Interest; and take off the Sequestration from so much of the said Estate, accordingly.
Fleetwood's &c. Petition.
He also reports, from the same Committee, The humble Petition of Roger Fleetwood, Serjeant at Mace in London, and Thomas Herendon Yeoman: Which was this Day read.
Resolved, That the Debate upon this Petition, be taken up To-morrow Morning.
He also reports, The humble Petition of Lewis de Lambermont, Doctor in Physick, and John de Lambermont, his Brother, Esquire: Which was this Day read.
Resolved, That the Names of the said Lewis de Lambermont, Doctor in Physick, and John de Lambermont, his Brother, Esquires, be inserted into the Bill appointed to be brought in for Naturalization.
Frazier's &c. Petition.
He also reports, The humble Petition of Michaell Frazier Merchant in Edinburgh, in behalf of himself, and divers other distressed Merchants, Bakers, and other Inhabitants in Edinburgh and Leyth: Which was this Day read.
Arundell's &c. Petition.
He also reports, The humble Petition of John Arundell of Trerise Esquire, sometimes Governor of the Castle of Pendennis, Richard Arundell his Son, Walter Langdon, John Arundell, Wm. Spry, Henry Bidlake, and Richard Hicks, comprised in the Articles granted upon the Surrender of the said Castle: Which was now read.
Resolved, That Walter Langdon be admitted to Composition for his Estate, after the Rate of Two Years Value.
Resolved, That so much of the Estate of John Arundell of Trerise Esquire, and Richard Arundell his Son, be sold, as shall raise the Sum of Ten thousand Pounds, for the Satisfaction of the Fine imposed on them by Parliament, for their Composition.
Resolved, That the Trustees for Lands and Estates forfeited to the Commonwealth for Treason do proceed in the Sale of the Estates of the rest of the Petitioners.
He also reports, A Bill touching Idiots, Lunaticks, and Infants: Which was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, ordered to be ingrossed.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to examine what Monies are in the Hands of Hugh Audley Esquire, belonging to Idiots, Lunatics, or Wards; or any Money he hath in Trust, as the Officer of the Court of Wards, or belonging to the Commonwealth; and report the same to the House.
E. of Worcester.
He also reports, The humble Petition of Edward Earl of Worcester, a Prisoner in the Tower.
Countess of Worcester.
He also reports, The humble Petition of Margarett Countess of Worcester: Which was this Day read.
Resolved, That this Petition be laid aside.
Petition from Salop.
He likewise reports, The humble Petition of several of the Godly Party in the County of Salop: Which was now read.
Ordered, That this Petition be committed to the Committee of Petitions, to consider what Particulars therein contained are already under Consideration; and to quicken those Committees to hasten their Reports; and of such other of the Particulars as are fit to be taken into further Consideration, to prepare something to be offered to the House therein; and report the same to the House.
Ordered, That Mrs. Dorothy Seymour be allowed One Third Part of a Discovery, such Discovery not exceeding Six thousand Pounds, to be by her made to the Committee of Petitions.
Colonel Courtney reports from the Council of State, The humble Petition of Wm. Phellips Esquire, presented to the Council of State, together with the State of the Case: Which was this Day read.
Resolved, That this Business be laid aside.
Resolved, That the Council of State have Power, and be hereby authorized, to make an Embargo, when, and for such time, as they shall think fit, for the Good and Advantage of the Commonwealth.
Captain Howard reports from the Council of State, the humble Petition of Colonel Thomas Fitch: Which was now read.
Ordered, by the Parliament, That Lands of the clear Value of Two hundred Pounds a Year in Scotland, be settled upon Colonel Thomas Fitch, and his Heirs, in Satisfaction of his Arrears, Sufferings, and faithful Services: And that the Commissioners for Sequestrations in Scotland be authorized and required to set out Lands of that Value, and settle the same, to be enjoyed by him, and his Heirs, accordingly.