Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Thursday, the18th of December, 1651.
Gen. Ireton's Window.
THE Lord Commissioner Lisle reports Amendments to the Act for settling Lands upon John Thurlow, John Hunt, and Nathaniell Waterhowse; in Trust, to the Use of Bridgett Ireton, the Widow of Henry Ireton, deceased, Deputy General of Ireland, and the Children of the said Bridgett by the said Henry Ireton: Which were twice read, and, upon the Question, assented unto.
The Question being put, That these Words in the Sixth Leaf, and in the Seventh and Eighth Lines, "And of "and from all Pretence and Claim of any Pre-emption, "by reason of the said Act," do stand in the Bill;
Grant to Gen. Cromwell.
An Act for settling Manors and Lands, of the clear Value of 4,000£. a Year, upon Oliver Cromwell, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Captain General of all the Forces in England and Ireland, and his Heirs, was this Day read the First and Second time: And, upon the Question, committed to the Committee that brought in the Bill for settling Lands in Trust for the Wise and Children of Henry Ireton, Deputy General of Ireland: And that That Committee be revived; and that Sir Thomas Widdrington be added to that Committee: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Two of Clock.
Ordered, That this Committee have Power to find out a convenient House for the Lord General, according to the former Vote of the House; and insert it in this Bill, over and above the Lands of the Value of 4,000£. by the Year, in the Bill mentioned.
Grant to Lord Gray.
"According to an Order of the 7th of August 1651, it is humbly offered, as the Opinion of this Committee, That Thomas Lord Grey of Groby, have settled upon him and his Heirs, for ever, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments of the yearly Value of 1,000£. in full Satisfaction of all Charges and Demands due to him the said Lord Grey; and as a Mark of Favour and Respect from the Parliament unto him the said Lord Grey, for his great Services done to this Commonwealth: And that an Act of Parliament be brought in on that Behalf: All which the said Committee humbly leaves to the grave Consideration of the Parliament.
Resolved, That the Parliament doth declare, That Lands of Inheritance, of the clear yearly Value of Ten thousand Pounds by the Year, of the Lands forfeited to the Commonwealth for Treason, shall be added to the former Lands and Estates, vested in the Trustees, in the Act for Sale of several Lands and Estates forfeited to the Commonwealth for Treason; to make up a Supply of what the former Security is or shall be weakened, by the taking away, out of the said Lands by the Act exposed to Sale, any Lands, by Act of Parliament passed this Day, appointed to be settled in Trust for the Wife and Children of the late Lord Deputy Governor of Ireland; or which shall be, by Act of Parliament read this Day, settled on the Lord General Cromwell, and his Heirs.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Committee to whom the additional Act for Sale of the Estates of several Delinquents is committed, to take Care, in That Act, to set apart Lands of Inheritance, of the clear yearly Value of Ten thousand Pounds by the Year; to make Supply of what the former Security is or shall be weakened, by taking away, out of the Lands by the first Act exposed to Sale, any Lands, by Act of Parliament passed this Day, appointed to be settled in Trust for the Wife and Children of the late Lord Deputy Governor of Ireland; or which shall be settled, by Act, upon the Lord General Cromwell, and his Heirs: And that the said Committee do bring in the Amendments to the said Bill on this Day Sevennight.
Lord Chief Justice St. John, Sir Henry Vane junior, Colonel Fenwick, Major Salwey, and Alderman Tichborn, Commissioners appointed to go into Scotland, did this Day, according to former Order, attend the Parliament; and were called in, accordingly; and came to the Clerk's Table: And Mr. Speaker did there, by the Command of the Parliament, deliver unto the Commissioners their Commissions, Instructions, and Declarations, to be sent into Scotland.
Ambassadors from Holland.
Mr. Speaker, by way of Report, acquainted the House he had received a Letter from the Lords Ambassadors Extraordinary of the Estates General of the United Provinces of the Low Countries; with a Copy of their Letters of Credence therein inclosed: Which were both this Day read.
Resolved, That the Lords Ambassadors Extraordinary from the High and Mighty Lords the States General of the United Provinces of the Low Countries, have Audience in Parliament at Eleven of Clock To-morrow.
Resolved, That Sir Oliver Fleming Knight, Master of the Ceremonies, do attend the Lords Ambassadors Extraordinary from the High and Mighty Lords the States General of the United Provinces of the Low Countries, with the Vote of the Parliament touching the Time of giving their Lordships Audience.
Resolved, That the Serjeant at Arms, attending the Parliament do take Care of providing Three Chairs with Elbows and Footstools, and other Necessaries for providing the House for giving Audience to the Lords Ambassadors Extraordinary from the States General of the United Provinces, To-morrow.
Resolved, That Care be taken, by the Council of State, for Hangings, and other Necessaries for the furnishing and providing the Parliament House, and the Rooms in the Court of Wards, for the Reception of the Lords Ambassadors, at their Audience, and whilst they withdraw: And that the Serjeant at Arms do see the same done against To-morrow.
Ordered, That the Earl of Salisbury, Sir Henry Mildmay, Sir John Danvers, do attend the Lords Ambassadors Extraordinary from the States General of the United Provinces of the Low Countries, To-morrow, from their Lordships Lodging, to the Parliament House, to have Audience.