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House of Commons Journal Volume 7
3 September 1653

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 3 September 1653', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 7: 1651-1660 (1802), pp. 313-314. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=24250 Date accessed: 30 August 2014.


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Saturday, the 3d of September, 1653.

Mayor of Barnstaple.

ORDERED, That Thomas Whorwood, being chosen Mayor of Barnstaple in the County of Devon, do execute the said Office, without incurring any Fine or Penalty in respect thereof.

Petition from Persons in Custody.

The humble Petition of the young Men, and Apprentices, who are in the Prison of Bridewell, by an Order of Parliament, was this Day read.

Irish Adventurers.

A Bill, intituled, An Act for the speedy and effectual Satisfaction of the Adventurers for Lands in Ireland; and of the Arrears due to the Soldiery there, and of other publick Debts; and for Encouragement of Protestants to plant and inhabit Ireland; was this Day read the Second time.

Customs in Ireland.

Colonel Cromwell reports from the Committee of Parliament for the Affairs of Ireland.

THAT, upon Consideration had (according to an Order of Parliament, dated 2 Septembris 1653) of a Letter, from the Commissioners of Parliament in Ireland, concerning the Customs received there, of imported Goods sent from England; and the publick Necessities of Monies for those Ends, for which that Revenue is now employed, in case those Customs shall be taken away; the Committee find, That as the Commissioners in Ireland do, in pursuance of their Trust, represent that Particular, so it is found here, that the Continuance of those Customs would discourage Planters to remove themselves and their Stocks from England to Ireland; and therein more would be lost in the Revenue of Ireland than that would yield: In which regard, and for other Reasons that induced the inserting in the Bill for Satisfaction of the Adventurers for Lands and Soldiery in Ireland, a Clause for taking away the said Customs, the Committee humbly offer their Opinion to the Parliament, by way of Report, That the said Clause may be continued and passed in the said Bill, if the Parliament shall so think fit.

Resolved, by the Parliament, That this Bill be debated in the House by Parts.

Resolved, That this Bill be accordingly debated on Tuesday next.

Delinquents Estates.

Colonel Sydenham reports from the Committee for raising of Money;

THAT it is the Opinion of that Committee, That the Estates of all Delinquents, not included in any Bill of Sale, or yet compounded for, be, by Order of Parliament, admitted to Composition at One Third, according to the full Value of their Estates, as the same were worth in the Year 1640:

That those Delinquents, whose Habitations are within Eighty Miles of London, do compound and perfect their Composition within Two Months after the Passing of this Order; perfecting and paying their First Moiety within Two Months, and their Second Moiety within Two Months following:

That those whose Habitations are not within Eighty Miles of London, do compound and perfect their Composition within Three Months after the Passing of this Order; perfecting and paying their First Moiety within Three Months, and their Second Moiety within Two Months following:

That the Commissioners for Compounding, in all Cases (not herein provided for), do follow and pursue the Rules, Powers, and Instructions formerly given by Parliament in the like Cases:

That the Commissioners for Compounding have Power, and be authorized, to take off and discharge the Sequestration of all and every the Persons who shall so compound; and pay in their Composition, as aforesaid:

That those who compound not in the Time limited, and perfect not, and pay their Compositions, accordingly, shall have their Estates sold; and that a Bill (after the Expiration of the Time limited, as aforesaid) be brought in by this Committee, to be offered to the Parliament, accordingly.

Resolved, upon the Question, by the Parliament, That all Delinquents whose Estates are not included in any Bills of Sale, or yet compounded for, and now under Sequestration, be admitted to Composition at One Third, according to the full Value of their Estates, as the same was worth in the Year 1640.

Resolved, by the Parliament, That those Delinquents, whose Habitations are within Eighty Miles of London, do compound, and perfect their Composition, within Two Months after the Passing of this Order; perfecting and paying their First Moiety within Two Months, and their Second Moiety within the Two Months following.

Resolved, by the Parliament, That those whose Habitations are not within Eighty Miles of London, do compound, and perfect their Composition, within Three Months after the Passing of this Order; perfecting and paying their First Moiety within Three Months, and their Second Moiety within Two Months following.

Resolved, by the Parliament, That the Commissioners for Compounding in all Cases (not herein provided for) do follow and pursue the Rules, Powers, and Instructions formerly given by Parliament in the like Cases.

Resolved, by the Parliament, That the Commissioners for Compounding have Power, and be authorized, to take off and discharge the Sequestration of all and every the Persons who shall so compound, and pay in their Composition, as aforesaid.

Resolved, by the Parliament, That those who compound not in the Time limited, as aforesaid, and perfect not, and pay their Compositions, accordingly, shall have their Estates sold: And that a Bill (after the Expiration of the Time limited, as aforesaid) be brought in by this Committee, to be offered to the Parliament, accordingly.

Resolved, That the Commissioners for Compounding do take care that these Votes be published, to the End the same may be taken notice of, accordingly.

Planting Tobacco.

A Bill, intituled, An Act touching the Planters of Tobacco in Gloucestershire, was this Day read the First and Second time.

Resolved, That these Words, "or elsewhere in England," be added in the Third Line of the First Folio; and the Words "in the County of Gloucester," in the Title, omitted.

The Question being put, That this Bill be ingrossed;

It passed in the Negative.

And the Bill was, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be printed and published.

Irish Affairs.

Resolved, That the Business touching Ireland be taken into Consideration on Monday next.

Fee-farm Rents.

Resolved, That Captain Stone do bring in a Bill relating to Fee-farm Rents.

Leave of Absence.

Resolved, That Colonel Lassels have Leave to go into the Country for Six Weeks.

Grant to Burton.

Colonel West reports from the Committee of Parliament for Irish Affairs, Their Opinion, that Three hundred Pounds a Year in Ireland, be settled upon Mrs. Sarah Burton, and her Son, in lieu of Two hundred Pounds a Year, which was ordered them out of the Delinquents Estates in England; that is to say, One Moiety of it to her; and the other Moiety to her Son Henry Burton, during her Life; and after her Decease, the Whole to him him the said Henry Burton, and his Heirs, for ever.

Resolved, by the Parliament, That Lands of Inheritance, of the clear yearly Value of Three hundred Pounds, of the forfeited Lands in the County of Dublin, in Ireland, according to the Value the same were in the Year 1640, be settled upon Mrs. Sarah Burton, and Henry Burton her Son, in lieu of the Two hundred Pounds per Annum, ordered them out of Delinquents Estates in England; that is to say, One Moiety of it to her; and the other Moiety to her said Son, during her Life; and after her Decease, the Whole to him the said Henry Burton, and his Heirs, for ever: And that the Commissioners of Parliament in Ireland be authorized and required to set out the said Lands, to be enjoyed by the said Sarah Burton, and the said Henry Burton, and his Heirs respectively, accordingly.