Wednesday, the 18th of August, 1652.
THE House, this Day, resumed the Debate upon
the Report from the Council of State, touching
Resolved, That the Parliament doth declare and order,
That any Cattle, Sheep, Horses, Corn, or Grain, of
any Kind, shall or may be exported, by any Person or
Persons, within this Commonwealth, from England into
Ireland, without paying Custom or Excise in England;
strict and good Caution and Security being given at the
Custom-houses, for the Delivery and Sale thereof, in the
Parliament's Quarters or Garisons in Ireland, and not
elsewhere; and that the Parties shall bring back good
Certificates from Ireland of the Performance thereof.
Ordered, That this Vote be printed and published:
And that the Committee of the Navy do send this Vote,
to the several Ports; and see the same put in Execution.
Resolved, That no Persons whatsoever in Ireland, but
the Lord General, or Commander in Chief, by his Authority, shall have Power to grant military Commissions
Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State,
and that they be impowered, to send over into Ireland such
Number of able and godly Preachers of the Gospel, and
upon such Allowances, as they shall think fit.
Mr. Scott reports from the Council of State:
IN the Articles of Agreement made with the Earl of
Ormond, 18 Junii, 1647, it is agreed and concluded;
- "And the said Arthure Annesley Esquire, Sir Robert
King, Sir Robert Meredith, Knights, Colonel John Moore,
and Colonel Michaell Jones, do, for and in Behalf of the
Parliament of England, conclude, agree, and undertake,
to and with the said Lord Marquis of Ormond, in the
Behalf of himself and others his Majesty's Subjects, that
all Protestants whatsoever of the Kingdom of Ireland, not
having been in the Irish Rebellion, though they have of
late consented or submitted, either to the Cessation of
Arms, or the Peace concluded with the Irish Rebels,
shall be secured in their Persons, Estates, and Goods, that
they have in Ireland: And that they may live quietly
and securely under the Protection of the said Parliament,
and their Forces, either within England, Ireland, or Wales,
and that they shall enjoy those their Estates and Goods
without any Molestation or Question from the said Parliament, as any others do, who have not offended the said
Parliament; they submitting to all such Ordinances of
Parliament made or to be made, as all others do submit
unto, who have never offended the Parliament."
Upon which Articles, the Questions and Doubts ensuing do arise;
1. Whether such Persons as levied War, or aided or
assisted the War, in England, against the Parliament,
having Estates in Ireland, be included in the said Article,
and ought to have their Estates in Ireland freed from Sequestration or Forfeiture by virtue thereof?
2. Whether such Persons, being sequestrable, as have
lived in England during the Time of the Rebellion in
Ireland, and at the Time of passing the said Articles,
although they formerly lived, and then had Estates in
Ireland, be included in the said Articles, and ought to
have their Estates in Ireland freed from Sequestration or
Forfeiture by virtue thereof?
There be divers great Estates in Ireland, the Sequestration or Acquittal whereof depends upon the Parliament's
The Question being propounded, That the Parliament
doth declare, that such Persons as levied War, or aided
or assisted the War, in England, against the Parliament,
having Estates in Ireland, are included in the said Article,
and ought to have their Estates in Ireland, freed from
Sequestration or Forfeiture, by virtue thereof;
And the Question being put, That this Question be
It passed with the Negative.
Ordered, That it be referred back again to the Council
of State, to take this Paper into their further Consideration; and present their Opinions therein to the House,
with all convenient Speed.
Mr. Scott also reports from the Council of State,
"Articles of Agreement, made and concluded the 7th
Day of March 1651, at Stream's-Town, in the County
of Meath, between Commissary-General Reynolds and
the rest therein authorized, of the one Part, and Colonel
John Fitz Patrick of the other Part; and also the Resolution of the Commissioners of the Parliament in Ireland:"
Which was now read, in these Words; viz.
THAT, upon real Performance of the Articles on the
Part of Colonel John Fitz Patrick, and his Party, to be
performed, the said Colonel Fitz Patrick shall and may
enjoy all his Estate, or the Value thereof, whereof he was
lawfully seized in Possession, Reversion, or Remainder,
at or before the 21th of October 1651, or that hath since
descended to him from any of his Ancestors. Dated at,
Dublyn, 20th of March 1651.
Resolved, That the Parliament doth approve and confirm the said Articles.
Resolved, That the Parliament doth agree to the said
Resolution of the said Commissioners.
Irish Great Seal.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State,
to consider of a Great Seal for Ireland; and of such other
Seals for the Administration of Justice there, as they shall
judge necessary; and to report their Opinion therein to
Invalid Soldiers, &c. Ireland.
Mr. Scott also reports from the Council of State, a
Proposal delivered in to the Council, by Colonel Hewson
and Adjutant General Allein, that a competent Maintenance might be speedily provided for maimed Soldiers,
and the Widows and Orphans of those who died in the
Service in Ireland.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That it be referred to the
Commissioners in Ireland, to take Care, that a competent
Maintenance be speedily provided for maimed Soldiers,
and the Widows and Orphans of those who died in the
Service in Ireland.
Resolved, That Lands of Inheritance of the clear yearly
Value of Two hundred Pounds, be settled on Major
Thomas Adams, and his Heirs, out of the Lands forfeited
to this Commonwealth in Ireland.
Resolved, That the Sum of One hundred Pounds be
given to Major Adams, to transport him into Ireland;
and that the Council of State be authorized and required
to pay the same to him, accordingly.
Resolved, That the Commissioners for the Parliament
in Ireland be authorized and required to settle upon Major
Thomas Adams and his Heirs, Lands of Inheritance of the
clear yearly Value of Two hundred Pounds, out of the
Lands forfeited to the Commonwealth in Ireland, and to
put him in Possession thereof, accordingly.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Commissioners in
Ireland, to cause a Survey to be made of the Lands
holden by Sir Hardres Waller, by Lease, from the Earl
of Ormond, upon which the Rent of Two hundred
Pounds a Year is reserved, and of the yearly Value
thereof; and transmit the same to the Parliament.
Alderman Allein reports several Provisoes to be added
to the Additional Bill for Sale of Lands forfeited to the
Commonwealth, for Treason; which were this Day read.
Ordered, That these Provisoes be referred to the Committee, to whom the Additional Bill for Sale of several
Estates forfeited to the Commonwealth, for Treason, is
committed; to take it into Consideration; and to report
it, with the Amendments to the said Bill, To-morrow
Morning, the first Business.
Alderman Allein also reports a Vote of the said Committee; viz.
Resolved, upon the Question, by the Committee, That
it be reported to the Parliament, as the Opinion of this
Committee, that all the Persons who have, by Authority
of Parliament, been adjudged Delinquents, and are now
under actual Sequestration, and whose Cases are not now
lawfully depending by way of Appeal, or otherwise referred by Order of Parliament to Consideration, be inserted into the Additional Bill.
Resolved, That the Parliament doth agree, that all the
Persons who have, by Authority of Parliament, been
adjudged Delinquents, and are now under actual Sequestration, and whose Cases are not now lawfully depending
by way of Appeal, or otherwise referred by Order of Parliament to Consideration, be inserted into the Additional
Bill: And that it be referred to the aforesaid Committee,
to bring in the Names in that Bill, accordingly.
Ordered, That the Articles for the Rendition of Virginia
be reported, on Friday Morning next.
The House did, this Day, take into Consideration the
Articles made upon the Surrender of the Barbadoes.
Resolved, That the Parliament doth approve of, and
confirm the said Articles, provided that the same, nor any
thing therein contained, shall not extend to the Prejudice
of any Third Person, as to any of the Plantations mentioned
in the said Articles; nor to confirm the Lord Willoughby,
or any other Person by his Authority, in the Place of
Governor or Commander of or in any Government
or Command, in any the Plantations aforesaid, or elsewhere.
Payment to Serle.
Resolved, That the Commissioners for Compounding
be impowered and authorized to give Warrant to the
Treasurers at Goldsmiths Hall, to pay unto Daniel Serle
Esquire, or his Assigns, out of such Monies as are or
shall come in upon the Discoveries made by him at Haberdashers-Hall, such Sum and Sums of Money, as by an
Order of the 3d of March 1647, and an Order of the
Committee of Lords and Commons of Haberdashers-Hall
thereupon, were to have been paid unto him out of such
Discoveries, notwithstanding the former Restraint: And
the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said Daniel
Serle, or his Assigns, shall be a sufficient Discharge to the
said Treasurers for the same.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Army, to examine, how much of the Sum formerly given
to Mr. Benjamin Valentine for his Sufferings, hath been
satisfied, and how much yet remains unpaid; and to present to the House what is due, and how the same may
be settled, for the better Satisfaction thereof to Matthias
Valentine his Son.