House of Commons Journal Volume 7
25 December 1651

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 25 December 1651', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 7: 1651-1660 (1802), pp. 56-58. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=23920 Date accessed: 21 October 2014.


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Thursday, the 25th of December, 1651.

Prayers.

Transactions with Holland.

THE House this Day resumed the Debate upon the Matters delivered by the Lords Ambassadors, from the High and Mighty the Lords the States General of the United Provinces.

Resolved, That the Council of State be appointed, by the Parliament, to see and hear from the Lords Ambassadors Extraordinary from the High and Mighty Lords the States General of the United Provinces, their Powers; and to receive such Proposals as they shall make to them: And to report the same to the Parliament.

Correspondence with Tuscany.

Resolved, That a Copy of the Letter from the Grand Duke of Tuscany be sent to the Council of State, to do thereupon as they shall see Cause.

Earl of Salisbury's Claims.

Mr. John Corbett reports, from the Committee of Obstructions, for Sale of the Lands of the late King, Queen, and Prince, concerning the Claim of the Earl of Salisbury, to the House, Gardens, and Parks of Theobald's, Chesthunt Park, Enfield Park, and the Manors of Theobald's and Enfield: Which was now read.

The Demands of the Earl of Salisbury, as to Theobald's House and Gardens, &c.

Theobald's House and Gardens.

£. s. d.
The House-keeper's Fee by Patent 12£. 3s. 4d. per Annum; in which there are Two Lives; at 9 Years Purchase 109 10 -
The Fees granted by Patents unto the House-keeper and Gardener, at 45£. 12s. 6d. per Annum; at 9 Years Purchase 410 12 6
The Bailiffs and Stewards Fee -
The casual Profits of Lodgings, and of the Fruit and Grass in the private Gardens and Orchards, and of the Stony Close, to the Under House-keeper, heretofore worth 100£. per Ann.; now worth 30£. per Ann.; at 9 Years Purchase 270 - -
£.790 2 6

Thesbald's Park.

The Fees to the Keeper, by Patent, 12d. per Diem, 18£. 5s. per Ann.; at 9 Years Purchase 164 5 -
For an Annuity of 50£. per Ann. in lieu of Pasture for 20 Cows and a Bull, and 40£. per Ann. Wages, granted by Ordinance of Parliament, and Letters Patents, unto Robert Cecill Esquire in all 90£. per Ann.; at 9 Years Purchase 810 - -
For another Annuity of 50£. per Ann. in lieu of Depasturing 20 Cows and 1 Bull, and 40£. per Ann. Wages, granted by Two several Patents, unto Francis Gardner, Under-keeper of the other great Lodge; in all 90£. per Ann.; at 9 Years Purchase 810 - -
The Pasture for 12 Cows more, and Two Horses, 42£. per Ann.; at 9 Years Purchase 378 - -
The Benefit of Two great Lodges, with Out-houses, Orchards, Gardens, Fewel, Brouze-wood, and Fees for Venison, 100£. per Ann.; at Nine Years Purchase 900 - -
For Four Under-keepers, their Lodges and Brouze-wood, worth to each of them 20£. per Ann.; in all 80£.; at 9 Years Purchase 720 - -
To Mr. Gardner, for his Fee of 12d. per Diem, as Keeper of the great Pond and Barge, 18£. 5s. per Ann.; at 9 Years Purchase 164 5 -
The Panage of Hogs, at 13£. 6s. 8d. per Ann.; at 9 Years Purchase 120 - -
£.4,066 10 -

Allowed by the Committee, as to Theobald's House.

Theobald's House and Gardens.

For the House-keeper's Fee, at 8d. per Diem, granted by Letters Patents, amounts to 12£. 3s. 4d. per Ann.; in which there are Two Lives; at 8 Years Purchase 97 6 8
For keeping the Garden and Orchard, at 2s. 6d. per Diem, granted by Patent, amounts to 45£. 12s. 6d. per Ann. in which there are Two Lives; at 8 Years Purchase 365 - -
For the House-keeper's Place, granted by Patent, the casual Profits of which are valued in the Survey at 20£. per Ann.; wherein are 2 Lives; at 8 Years Purchase 160 - -
£.622 6 8

Theobald's Park.

For the chief Keeper's Fee, 12d. per Diem, granted by Patent, amounts to 18£. 5s. per Ann.; in which are Two Lives; at 8 Years Purchase 146 - -
For an Annuity of 50£. per Ann. granted by Patent to Mr. Cecill, in lieu of the Depasturing of 20 Cows and One Bull, as Under-keeper in that Park; in which are Two Lives; at 8 Years Purchase 400 - -
Brought over 546 - -
To Mr. Cecill 40£. per Ann. for Wages, as Under-Keeper, granted by Letters Patents during his Life; at Five Years Purchase 200 - -
For an Annuity of 50£. per Ann. granted to Mr. Gardner, as Under-Keeper, in Lieu of the Depasturing of 20 Cows and One Bull; at 8 Years Purchase 400 - -
For 40£. by the Year Wages, granted by Patent, to the said Mr. Gardner, as Under-Keeper; at Five Years Purchase 200 - -
These two 50£. and 40£. per Ann. are charged upon the Revenue of the County of Hertford: The Opinion of the Parliament in these Particulars to be desired, where they should be charged.
For the Pasture of 12 Cows, and Two Horses, 42£. per Ann.; at 8 Years Purchase 336 - -
For the Keeper's Benefit of Dwelling in the Two great Lodges, with Fewel, Brouze-wood, and Fees for Venison, proved upon Oath to be worth 100£. per Ann. at least; in which there are Two Lives; at 8 Years Purchase 800 - -
For Two Under-Keepers, which hold by Patent the Profits of their Places, worth 40£. per Ann.; in which their are Two Lives; at 8 Years Purchase 320 - -
Proof being made, that the Two Under-Keepers Places were worth, to each of them, 50£. per Ann.
For Mr. Gardner's Fee, as Keeper of the Barge, and the great Pond in that Park, at 12d. per Diem, 18£. 5s. per Ann.; at 5 Years Purchase, amounts to 91 5 -
No Allowance. £.2,893 5 -

Chesthunt Park.

The Fee to the Keeper, by Patent, 18£. 5s. per Ann.; at 9 Years Purchase 164 5 -
The Pasture for 12 Cows and Two Horses, 42£. per Ann.; at Nine Years Purchase 378 - -
For the Benefit of the great Lodge, with Orchard, Garden, Fewel, Brouze-wood, and Fees for Venison, 50 £. per Ann. And the Two Under-Keepers Lodges, with their Fewel and Brouze-wood, at 20£. each per Ann. 40£.; in all 90£. per Ann.; at 9 Years Purchase 810 - -
The Herbage for 20 Cows and a Bull, which Mr. Ashton and Mr. Bushie, the Earl's Deputy-Keepers, have always enjoyed, and let at 60£. per Ann.; for Two Lives; at 9 Years Purchase 540 - -
For 20£. 16 s. per Ann. Wages, granted to the Under-Keeper; at Nine Years Purchase 187 4 -
The Panage of Hogs, at 6£. 13s. 4d. per Ann.; at 9 Years Purchase 60 - -
£.2,139 9 -

And in Enfield Park.

The Patent Fees, viz. to the Keeper, 6£. 1s. 8d.; the Woodwards, 30 Load of Wood 10£. and the Under-Keeper's Fewel, Brouze-wood, and Fees for Venison, 20£.; in all 36£. 1s. 8d. per Ann.; at 9 Years Purchase 324 15 -
The Herbage and Panage always enjoyed by the Deputy of the said Earl, at 50£. per Ann.; Nine Years Purchase 450 - -
£.774 15 -

Chesthunt Park.

For the Keeper's Fee, at 12d. per Diem, granted by Patent, amounts to 18£. 5s. per Ann.; in which are Two Lives; at 8 Years Purchase 146 - -

E. of Salisbury's Claims.

For the Pasture of 12 Cows and Two Horses, granted by Patent, at 42£. per Ann. in which there are Two Lives; at Eight Years Purchase 336 - -
For the Chief-Keeper's and Two Under-Keepers Profits of their Lodges, with Fewel, Brouze-wood, and Fees for Venison, 70£. per Ann.; in which are Two Lives; at Eight Years Purchase 560 - -
For the Depasturing of 20 Cows and One Bull, usually enjoyed by the Under-Keepers there, worth 60£. per Ann.; in which there are Two Lives; at 8 Years Purchase 470 - -
There hath Proof been made, that the said Profits are worth 140£. per Ann.
For Wages to Mr. Ashton 20£. 16s. per Ann. as Under-keeper, granted by Patent, for his Life; at 5 Years Purchase 704 - -
This Fee was paid out of the publick Revenue: The Pleasure of the House to be desired in this Particular, where it shall be charged. £.1,482 - -

Enfield Park.

For the Keeper's Fees 6£. 1s. 8d. per Ann. granted by Patent; in which are Two Lives; at 8 Years Purchase 48 13 4
For Fewel, Brouze-wood, and other Profits belonging to the Custody, proved to be worth 100£. per Ann. allowed by the Committee 60£. per Ann.; in which are Two Lives; at 8 Years Purchase 480 - -
£.528 13 4

That out of the Recompence of 528£. 13s. 4d. to be allowed the Earl out of Enfield Park, the Sum of 360£. is to be deducted, for putting and keeping the Lodge, a small Tenement, Pales, railed Fence, and Bridges, in the said Park, in necessary Reparations; so these will remain to the Earl for Enfield Park, 168£. 13s. 4d.

The Manor of Theobalds.

For the Bailiff's Fee 40s. per Ann. and the Steward's Fee 40s. per Ann. granted by Patent; in all 4£. per Ann.; in which are Two Lives; at 9 Years Purchase 36 - -

Manor of Enfield.

For the Bailiff's Fee 5£. 6s. 8d. per Ann.; for the Steward's Fee 40s. per. Ann. granted by Patent; at 9 Years Purchase 66 - -

The Manor of Theobalds.

For the Bailiff's Fee 40s. and the Stewards Fee 40s. in all 4£. per Ann. granted by Patent,; in which there are Two Lives; at 8 Years Purchase 32 - -

The Committee are of Opinion, that this ought to be charged upon the Manor of Theobalds.

Enfield Manor.

For the Steward's Fee, and the Bailiff's Fee 5£. 6s. 8d. per Ann. granted by Patent; in which there are Two Lives; at Eight Years Purchase 42 13 4

This is to be charged on the Manor.

The Fifth Part of the Value of Theobalds, 5,034 18 8
The Fifth Part of the Value of Chesthunt, 1,629 4 1
The Fifth Part of the Value of Enfield. Park 1,503 19 10
The Fifth Part of the Value of all the Three Parks 8,168 2 7

The Total Sum, which the Committee think meet to be allowed of in Lieu of the Whole, amounts to Five thousand Three hundred and Sixty Pounds Eighteen Shillings and Four pence, the Committee have thought fit to allow the Earl of Salisbury.

The humble Petition of Wm. Earl of Salisbury, was this Day read.

Resolved, That the Parliament do agree with the Committee, that the Earl of Salisbury be allowed the Sum of Five thousand Three hundred and Sixty Pounds Eighteen Shillings and Four-pence, in Satisfaction of the several Claims in the said Report.

The Question being propounded, That the said Sum of Five thousand Three hundred and Sixty Pounds Eighteen Shillings and Four-pence, shall be satisfied unto the said Earl, out of the Monies which shall arise by the Sale of the Estates of Delinquents, which shall be exposed to Sale, by virtue of the Additional Bill, now under Commitment;

The Question being put, That this Question be now put;

It passed with the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put; It was

Resolved, by the Parliament, That the said Sum of Five thousand Three hundred and Sixty Pounds Eighteen Shillings and Four-pence, shall be satisfied unto the said Earl, out of the Monies which shall arise by the Sale of the Estates of Delinquents, which shall be exposed to Sale, by Virtue of the Additional Bill, now under Commitment;