Friday, the 27th
of August, 1652.
ORDERED, that the Articles touching the Surrendering of Virginia, be taken into Consideration
on Tuesday Morning next, the first Business.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State,
to consider of a fit Place in England, to which the Commissioners, sent from Scotland, shall come; and some sit
Persons to meet with the said Commissioners; as also of
Instructions to be given to those Persons, in order to the
effecting that Business, for which they are to meet; and to
report the same to the Parliament for their Resolution.
Serjeant at Arms.
The humble Petition of Edward Dendy was this Day
Resolved, That the Accounts of Edward Dendy Esquire,
Serjeant at Arms, for his Arrears due to him for his Service, be referred to the Committee of the Army to state
the same, and report them to the Parliament.
Resolved, That Lands of Inheritance of the clear yearly
Value of Two hundred Pounds in Ireland, be settled upon
Edward Dendy Esquire, Serjeant at Arms, and his Heirs,
as a Mark of the Parliament's Favour to him, for his
Resolved, That the Commissioners for managing the
Affairs in Ireland, be authorized and required to set out,
and to settle upon the said Edward Dendy, and his Heirs,
Lands of Inheritance, of the clear yearly Value of Two
hundred Pounds, in Ireland; and to put him, or his
Assigns, into the Possession thereof, in such sort, as they
do others, to whom Lands in Ireland have been ordered
by the Parliament.
Mr. John Corbett reports from the Committee of
Parliament, for removing Obstructions in the Sale of
1. THAT it doth appear unto this Committee, by
Mr. Speaker's Letter unto John Ireton, and John Humphries, and also by the Direction of the Committee for
Prisoners, Mr. Knightley being Chairman, desiring John
Ireton, and John Humfries, to furnish one Holden,
Keeper of London-House, with such Monies as should be
necessary for the strengthening and making it tenable for
such Prisoners, as should be committed thereunto by
Order of Parliament:
That, in Consideration thereof, the said Holden should
deliver into their Possession one old Hay-Barn, or Stable,
late the Bishop of London's; and further, promising also
what Monies they should disburse, in order to the further
Improvement thereof, they should be satisfied before they
deliver up their Possession, in case the Parliament should
otherwise dispose of the same.
2. That it doth appear unto this Committee, that the
said John Ireton, and John Humfries, disbursed, for making the said London-house, a Prison, the Sum of Ninety
3. That it doth appear unto this Committee, that the
said John Ireton, and John Humphries, in the building of
the said Barn or Stable, and making of it, as now it is,
a fair and convenient Warehouse, did disburse the Sum
of Two hundred Eighty-six Pounds, and upwards.
4. That the said Barn or Stable is, by the Surveyors of
Bishops Lands, returned to be worth Thirty Pounds per
Annum, which the Contractors, according to their Rules,
are not permitted to make any Defalcation unto the said
John Ireton, and John Humphries, upon the Purchase
thereof, notwithstanding the Improvement aforesaid was,
by reason of the Monies by them disbursed, upon the
Consideration aforesaid; whereof the said John Ireton, and
John Humphries, have by their Petition prayed Relief.
Resolved, That it be reported to the House, as the
Opinion of this Committee, that John Ireton, and John
Humfries, have defalked to them, upon the Purchase of
the Premises, the aforesaid Sums of Ninety Pounds, and
Two hundred Eighty-six Pounds, in all Three hundred
Seventy-six Pounds; and that the Contractors do reprize
the same, accordingly.
The Question being propounded, That the said Sum
of Two hundred Eighty-six Pounds, be allowed as a
Reprize to the said John Ireton, and John Humfries;
And the Question being put, That this Question be
It passed in the Negative.
Resolved, That the Sum of Ninety Pounds, mentioned
in the said Report, be allowed by way of Reprize to the
said John Ireton, and John Humphries; and that the
Trustees, Contractors, and Treasurer, for Sale of the
Bishops Lands, be authorized and required to reprize
the same Ninety Pounds to the same John Ireton, and
John Humfries, accordingly.
The humble Petition of Constance, the Widow of George
Stringer, late of London, Merchant, was this Day read.
Ordered, That, in discharge of the Sum of 1,603£. 18s.
formerly allowed as a Debt owing by the Commonwealth,
the Sum of 1,092£. 17s. be allowed to Constance Stringer
Widow, late Wife of George Stringer, deceased, as
doubled Money, upon the Additional Act for Sale of the
Lands and Estates forfeited to the Commonwealth, for
Treason; and that the Trustees and Treasurers for the
Sale of the said Lands be enjoined and required to admit
and allow the same unto the said Constance Stringer, or
her Assigns, accordingly.
The humble Petition of Colonel John Hewson, and
Adjutant-General William Allen, in Behalf of themselves,
and many other Officers and Soldiers in the Army in
Ireland, was this Day read.
Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Committee of the Army, with Power to examine whether any
of the Lands of the late King, Queen, and Prince, remain
unsold, out of which the Arrears of the Petitioners may
be satisfied; and to charge it thereupon as far as the same
will extend; and, if there be not enough to satisfy the
same, that then they consider how the same may be satisfied; and report the same to the Parliament.
The humble Petition of Susanna Blundell Widow,
late the Wife of Colonel Benjamin Blundell, deceased,
was this Day read.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That Lands of Inheritance,
of the Value of Three hundred Pounds a Year, in Ireland,
be settled upon Susanna Blundell Widow, and her Children by the said Benjamin, and their Heirs, in such sort
as the Commissioners of Parliament for managing the
Affairs of Ireland, shall think sit, and direct; in full Discharge of all Monies claimed by her, or her said Husband.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Commissioners for
managing the Affairs of Ireland, to settle Lands of Inheritance of Three hundred Pounds by the Year, in Ireland,
upon the said Susanna Blundell, and her said Children,
in such sort as the said Commissioners shall think sit;
and to settle them, or their Assigns, in the Possession
The humble Petition of Alice Hanna, and Sarah Barber, the Daughters of Richard Barber, of the City of
Worcester, was this Day read.
Resolved, That this Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom the Petition of the Inhabitants of Worcester is referred, to consider hereof, and to give the
Petitioners some Allowance out of the Provision, for the
rest of the Sufferers there, as they shall think sit.
Thracy's, &c. Petition.
The humble Petition of Frances Thracy Widow, of the
County of Hereford, and Margaret Evans of the County
of Salop, was this Day read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Army, to take this Petition into Consideration; and to give
such Allowance to the Petitioners, out of the Money to
come in out of North-Wales, as they shall think sit.
Grant to Bennett.
The humble Petition of Thomazne Bennet, Widow of
Captain William Bennett, slain at Branford, was this
Resolved, That the Commissioners for Compounding be
authorized and required to issue Warrants to the Treasurers
of Goldsmiths-hall, to pay unto Thomasine Bennett Widow,
late Wife of Captain William Bennett, the Sum of Six
hundred Pounds; that is to say, Two hundred Pounds
for the Use of the said Thomasine Bennett, and Fifty
Pounds apiece for her Eight Children, in Discharge of the
Sums granted unto them by the Orders of the 22th of
June 1650, and of the 2d of May 1651, to be paid unto
her, out of such Monies as is or shall come in upon such
Discoveries as she hath or shall make of such Delinquents
as are not pardoned by the Act of General Pardon and
Oblivion; she giving Security to pay the said Fifty Pounds
apiece to the said Children: And the Acquittance and
Acquittances of the said Thomasine Bennett shall be a sufficient Discharge for the said Treasurers, for the same.
Committee for Petitions.
Resolved, That a Committee be nominated, who shall
have Power to receive Petitions, and to consider, which of
them are sit to be presented to the Parliament for Relief;
and what are sit to be left to the ordinary Courts of Justice, or other Places, proper for Relief; and likewise to
consider, what is sit to be done upon such Petitions as are
to be presented to the Parliament, and of some Way how
such Petitioner may have Relief; and report the same,
from time to time, to the Parliament; and such as are sit
to be left to other Places, to give Directions to the Petitioners to resort for Relief to such Courts or Places proper
for Redress: viz. to Lord General, Major-General Harrison, Mr. Garland, Mr. Holland, Sir Wm. Masham, Mr.
Nevill, Mr. Westrow, Sir James Harrington, Colonel
Harvey, Mr. Carew, Sir John Danvers, Colonel Marten,
Mr. Wallop, Colonel Fleetwood, Mr. Lenthall, Mr. Scott,
Mr. Trenchard, Colonel Sidney, Colonel Stapley, Colonel
Downes, Mr. Strickland, Colonel Dove, Lord Commissioner Lisle, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Mr. Masham, Mr.
Hallowes, Lord Commissioner Whitelock, Mr. Say, Alderman Allein, Mr. Dormer, Mr. Attorney General,
Colonel Rich, Mr. Nelthrop, Colonel Purefoy, Colonel
Fielder, Colonel Bossevile, Mr. Whittaker, Mr. Love, Mr.
Ralegh, or any Five of them: And this Committee are
to meet in the Star-Chamber, on Thursday next, at Two
of the Clock in the Afternoon.
The humble Petition of Sir Gerard Fleetwood Knight,
was this Day read.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Committee for
removing Obstructions, to consider of this Petition; and
if they find the Lands be not sold, and paid for, that then
they do examine the Petitioner's Title, and gave Order,
that his Estate thereby be reprized to such Purchaser as
they shall find Cause.
Mr. Say reports from the Committee for the Army; viz.
IN pursuance of the Order of Parliament, of the 18th
of August 1652, this Committee having examined how
much of the Monies formerly given to Mr. Benjamin
Valentine, for his Sufferings, hath been satisfied, do find,
that of the Sum of Five thousand Pounds, by Order of
Parliament, of the 18th of January 1646, appointed to
be paid to the said Mr. Valentine, for his Sufferings and
Imprisonments, &c. the Sum of Two thousand Five hundred Pounds, assigned by Order of Parliament of the
11th of May 1647, to be paid by the Treasurers, at
Goldsmiths-hall, in Course, and afterwards transferred
upon Deans and Chapters Lands, hath been already paid
and satisfied; and it doth not appear to this Committee,
that any other Part of the said Five thousand Pounds
hath been paid, or assigned to be paid, out of any particular Treasury: This Committee do therefore humbly
offer it to the Consideration of the Parliament, if they
think sit, that, in full Satisfaction of Two thousand five
hundred Pounds, remaining unpaid, of the said Five
thousand Pounds, Lands, and Tenements, to the Value of
Two hundred Pounds a year, may be settled on Matthias
Valentine, Son of the said Benjamin Valentine, and his
Heirs, for ever, out of the Estates of such Delinquents,
as, being included in the Bill now under Consideration of
the Parliament, for Composition, shall not, as in the said
Bill is held forth, perfect their Compositions.
Resolved, That Lands of Inheritance of the clear yearly
Value of One hundred Pounds, be settled upon Matthias
Valentine, Son of Benjamin Valentine, deceased, and his
Heirs, out of the Estates of such Delinquents, as, being
included in the Bill now under Consideration of the Parliament, for Composition, shall not, as in the Bill is held
forth, perfect their Compositions, in part of Satisfaction
of the Two thousand Five hundred Pounds, Residue of
the Five thousand Pounds formerly ordered to the said
Resolved, That it be referred to the Committee, to
whom that Bill is referred, to prepare, and bring in, a
Clause to be inserted into that Bill, for this Purpose.
Ordered, That Lands of Inheritance, of the clear yearly
Value of Two hundred Pounds in Ireland, be settled upon
Matthias Valentine, Son of Benjamin Valentine, deceased,
and his Heirs, in full Satisfaction of the Two thousand
Five hundred Pounds, remaining unpaid of the Five
thousand Pounds formerly ordered to the said Benjamine
Valentine, for his Sufferings.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners of
Parliament, for managing the Affairs of Ireland, to settle
Lands of Inheritance of the clear yearly Value of Two
hundred Pounds, upon the said Matthias Valentine, and
his Heirs, according to the former Order; and to put
him into Possession thereof, accordingly.
The humble Petition of above Fifteen hundred distressed Protestants of Ireland, most of them having
Families, was this Day read.
Ordered, That the Reports touching Mr. Greathead,
and the Northern Officers, be made on Tuesday Sevennight.
Ordered, That Alderman Fowkes his Business be heard
on Tuesday Sevennight.
Ordered, That the Petitions of the Lady Ranulaugh,
Charles Cavendish Viscount Mansfield, eldest Son of Wm.
Earl of Newcastle, Edward Lord Viscount Loftus of Ely,
Captain Thomas Sydenham, Robert Sweet, of London,
Merchant, * Earl of Stamford, Richard Netheway, the
Officers and Soldiers late of the Regiment of Colonel
Gervase Benson, belonging to the County of Westmerland, Lieutenant Colonel Bovet, the distressed Orphans
of Sir Marmaduke Langdale, the Lady Jane Blayny, Sir
David Watkins Knight, Captain * Fisher, the Lady
Mary Cawfield, the Representation of the Committee
for Accompts, the Lady Denny, Thomas Hubbert Esquire,
Thomas Gell, Robert Stapleton, and Robert Scawen, Thomas Agar on the Behalf of Thomas Fisher, Dame Alice
Borlace, Dame Mary Leigh, Mary Gernon, James
Tooke Esquire, one of the Auditors of the late Court of
Wards and Liveries, James Usher Doctor in Divinity,
Charles Lord St. John, Sir Humfrey Style, and the Petition of many well-affected People, Tradesmen and
others, inhabiting in and about the Cities of London and
Westminster, and the Parts adjacent, Ralph Wall Gentleman, several poor Inhabitants of the Town of Colchester; be referred to the Committee for Petitions, to
consider of them; and do therein according to the Power
given them, by the Order this Day made, by which they
are appointed to sit.
The House, according to former Order, adjourned
itself to Tuesday Morning next, Eight of Clock.