House of Commons Journal Volume 7
15 October 1652

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 15 October 1652', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 7: 1651-1660 (1802), pp. 191. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=24086 Date accessed: 23 September 2014.


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Friday, the 15th of October, 1652.

Prayers.

The Maze in Southwark.

THE House this Day resumed the Debate, upon the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Borough of Southwark, Tenants of the Manor of The Maze, in the said Borough.

The Question being propounded, That this Petition be referred to the Commissioners for removing Obstructions, to state the Truth of this Case, and certify the same to the Parliament; and that, in the mean time, the Sale of the Manor of Maze, in the Borough of Southwark, be stayed;

And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;

The House was divided.

Colonel Sidney, Tellers for the Noes: 12.
Mr. Ralegh, With the Noes,
Major Lister, Tellers for the Yeas: 25.
Sir John Danvers, With the Yeas,

So it passed with the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put; It was

Resolved, by the Parliament, That this Petition be referred to the Commissioners for removing Obstructions, to state the Truth of this Case, and certify the same to the Parliament: And that, in the mean time, the Sale of the Manor of The Maze, in the Borough of Southwark, be stayed.

Resolved, That these Words, "within one Month," be added to the former Question: And so it was

Resolved, by the Parliament, That this Petition be referred to the Commissioners for removing Obstructions, to state the Truth of this Case; and certify the same to the Parliament, within one Month: And that, in the mean time, the Sale of the Manor of The Maze, in the Borough of Southwark, be stayed.

Forfeited Estates.

The Question being put, That the Parliament did intend, by the Act for several Lands and Estates forfeited to the Commonwealth for Treason, appointed to be sold for the Use of the Navy, that the Tenants of those Lands and Estates should have Pre-emption;

It passed in the Negative.

Petition from Artillery Train.

The humble Petition of the Train of Artillery, under the Command of his Excellency the Lord General Cromwell, and divers others, heretofore Members of the Train, now reduced, was this Day read.

Ordered, That the Petitioners shall have Satisfaction for the Hare-Warren, by them contracted for, at the Value which the Petitioners were to pay for the same; and that it be referred to the Committee, to whom the Additional Act for Sale of several Lands and Estates, forfeited to the Commonwealth for Treason, is referred, to consider how the Petitioners may be satisfied, accordingly; and report the same to the Parliament: And that the Sale of the said Hare-Warren, and also the Meadows belonging to Hampton-Court, be stayed.

Ordered, That it be specially referred to the said Committee, to take it into speedy Consideration, how the Petitioners may be satisfied: And to make their Report on this Day Sevennight.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Revenue, to take care, that the Parks at Hampton-Court, and the Hare-Warren, and Meadows there, reserved from Sale, be preserved and improved; and the Profits thereof employed for the Honour and best Advantage of the State: And Alderman Allein, Major-General Harrison, Colonel Downes, Sir Arthure Hesilrig, Mr. Ralegh, Major Salwey, Mr. Oldesworth, Mr. Dormer, Mr. Nevill, Mr. John Corbett, Colonel Thompson, Sir Henry Vane junior, Mr. Scott, Mr. Strickland, Mr. Carew, are added to this Committee, to this Purpose.

Ordered, That it be likewise referred to the said Committee, to take care, that all Forests, Parks, Chaces, and Walks, which belong to the State, be employed and improved to the Uses they are intended by the State, and as may be best for the Honour and Benefit of the State.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Colonel Downes have Liberty for Three Weeks, to go into the Country.

Danish Embassy.

Ordered, That the Council of State do make Report, touching the Business of the Danish Ambassador, on Tuesday next.

Grant to Cobbett.

Whereas, by a Vote of Parliament, the 6th of September 1651; It was Resolved, That there be a House and Lands of the clear yearly Value of One hundred Pounds Sterling per Annum, in Scotland, settled upon Major John Cobbett, and his Heirs, as a Reward for his faithful Service; It is

Ordered, by the Parliament, That it be referred to the Commissioners for Sequestrations, and confiscated Estates, in Scotland; and that they be authorized and required to survey upon Oath, and thereupon to set forth a House and Lands of the clear yearly Value aforesaid, for the said Major John Cobbett, and his Heirs; and return the same to the Parliament; and, in the mean time, to put them into Possession thereof.

The House, according to former Order, adjourned itself to Tuesday Morning next, Eight of Clock.