Wednesday, the 14th of September, 1653.
PROPOSALS humbly tendered to the Consideration of the Parliament, concerning the Raising of
a considerable Sum of Money for the present Use of the
Commonwealth, out of the Islands of Jersey, Guernsey,
and Sarke, were this Day read: Viz.
1. THAT the Lands, Rents, and other Revenues, of
what Nature soever, formerly belonging to the late King,
in the Islands of Jersey and Guernsey, may be appointed
and ordered to be sold.
And it is further proposed, that, seeing those Islands
are far remote from England, that Contractors may be
appointed there to effect the same.
2. That the Lands of Inheritance, Rents, and other
Revenues whatsoever, formerly belonging to the late Sir
Philip Carterett deceased, in the Islands of Jersey and
Sarke; which Lands and Revenues, &c. he the said Sir
Philip had, in his Life-time, forfeited for his Treasons
and Rebellions against the Parliament and good People
of England; and which accordingly were (by Two several
Votes and Resolves of Parliament, dated the Fifth of
June and 16th of July 1650) ordered to be sold; may
at present be effected; seeing that the said Votes and
Resolves have not, to this Day, been repealed, nor any
thing obtained for the taking away, or pardoning, of his
said Treasons or Rebellions, either by Articles of Surrender, or otherwise.
3. That the Lands of Inheritance, Rents, or other
Revenues whatsoever, belonging to George Carterett
(formerly called Sir George,) in the Island of Jersey,
may likewise be ordered to be sold; seeing that he hath
broken and forfeited the Benefit of the Articles of Surrender of Elizabeth Castle, by his Adherence, and private
Counsels, which since he hath continued with Charles
Stuart: And likewise for setting forth Frigates of War
against this Commonwealth; whereof one of them was
taken with the Fleet under the Command of the Duke of
Vandosme, Admiral to the French King.
4. That the Lands of Inheritance, Rents, and other
Revenues whatsoever, belonging to these notorious and
capital Enemies of the Commonwealth, in the Isle of
Jersey, whose Names are here under-written, which have
been aiding and assisting to the late King, and Charles
Stuart his Son, ever since the Beginning of the Wars of
England until 1651, and which have no Benefit of Articles of Surrender, nor of any Pardons whatsoever, may
likewise be appointed to be sold.
The Catalogue of their Names as followeth:
|1. John Dauverne
||of Oen Parish.
|2. Matturin Le Montais
|3. Thomas Pipon, late Jurate
||of Brelade Parish.
|4. Thomas Le Breton, alias Berne
|5. Elier Maugier
|6. Philip Dumaresq
|7. John Pipon, late Jurate
||of Peter Parish.
|8. John Le Maistre
|9. Philip Brucq senior
|10. Franc Carterett, late Jurate
|11. John Du Prey
||of Mary Parish.
|12. Arron Renault
|13. Cousteur, Son and Heir to James Le Coustur deceased
|14. Josue de Carterett
||of John Parish.
|15. John Esnouf
|16. Edward Romerill
||of Trinity Parish.
|17. John Le Breton
|18. Peter Le Breton, his Son
|19, 20. Philip and Edward De Carterett Sons of Mr. Josue De Carterett
|21. Abraham Le Maistre, late HighConstable
||of Martin Parish.
|22. Nicholas Richardson
|23. Francis Le Roy
|24. Philip Gaudin
|25. Ele de la Place
||of Grovill Parish.
|26. John Aubin du bon Villott
|27. Philip Paine, Son and Heir of John Paine, late Jurate
|28. Philip Du Maresq, late Captain
||of Saviour Parish.
|29. Philip Fall, Son of Edmond Fall
|30. John Fall, Son of Thomas Fall, late Centurion
|31. Thomas Pomgdestre, the Son of Edward Pomgdestre
|32. John Aubin Despineaux
|33. Elie Dumaresq
||of Clement Parish.
|34. Edward Dumaresq, late HighConstable
||of Helier Parish.
|35. Amyce Biston
|36. Mathew Dorey
|37. Saloman Journeaux
5. And it is further proposed, That the rest of the
Inhabitants of the said Isle of Jersey, which are Delinquents, and have the yearly Value of Fifteen Pounds, and
no Benefit of Articles, may compound for their Estate, as
the Parliament shall think fit: And that all other, under
the abovesaid Value, and which have not been inveterate
Enemies against the Parliament and good People of
England, may have the Mercy of the Parliament.
Ordered, by the Parliament, That it be referred to the
Committee for raising Money, to consider of these Proposals; and to present their Opinion to the House, either
by a Bill, or otherwise.
Embassy to Sweden.
Mr. Lawrence reports from the Council of State;
THAT the late Parliament, judging it fit to send an
Ambassador Extraordinary into Sweden, did make Choice
of the Lord Viscount Lisle to be sent thither upon the
said Embassy: That, by reason of the Dissolution of the
late Parliament, there was some Interruption given to the
Lord Lisle's going upon his Employment for some time:
But, as soon as some pressing Affairs were dispatched,
which were then depending before the Council, his Lordship was desired to proceed: But his Lordship, finding
himself, by want of Health, disabled to undertake the
Work, did, in that respect, desire to be excused from going
upon that Service: Whereupon the Council, finding it fit
and necessary, upon many weighty Considerations, that
an Embassy should be forthwith dispatched into Sweden;
and also understanding of the good Intentions and Inclinations of that Queen to this Commonwealth; have had
some Thoughts of pursuing former Resolutions concerning
this Business, and also of a fit Person to be sent upon that
Employment; and did thereupon pitch upon the Lord
Commissioner Whitelock, as a Person fitly qualified to be
sent Ambassador Extraordinary from this Commonwealth
to the Queen of Sweden; and did order, that his Lordship
should be sent unto, to be made acquainted therewith;
and to know his Mind, as to his Acceptance of the
same: In Answer to which, his Lordship declaring his
Freeness to serve the Commonwealth in any Service
he should be called to, and particularly in what was pro
pounded to him from the Council, they have thereupon
thought fit humbly to offer him to the Parliament, as
a fit Person to be sent Ambassador Extraordinary from
this Commonwealth to the Queen of Sweden, if the Parliament shall so think fit: And humbly submit it to their
Resolved, by the Parliament, That an Ambassador
Extraordinary be sent to the Queen of Sweden from this
Resolved, That the House doth agree with this Report,
that the Lord Commissioner Whitelock be sent Ambassador Extraordinary from this Commonwealth to the Queen
Resolved, That the Council of State do take Care, that
the Attendants and Retinue of all Ambassadors, to be
sent from this State, be such as shall be approved of by
them, both for Number and Quality.
Ordered, That the Council of State do take Care to
prepare all Things in order for Dispatch of the said Lord
Ambassador; And that the Council do prepare a Commission and Instructions to be given to his Lordship, and
report them to the House.
Colonel West reports from the Committee for Raising
of Money, A Bill for Sale of certain Privileges and Powers
of divers Persons, whose Estates, by former Acts of Parliament, are declared to be forfeited for Treason, and
are thereby exposed to Sale: Which was this Day read
the First and Second time; and, upon the Question,
committed to the said Committee.
A Letter from General Monke from aboard the Resolution, South-west off of Cromer, about Eight Leagues
from the Shore, the Ninth of September 1653, was this
Day read; and delivered back to Major-General Desborow.
Thanks to God.
Resolved, That, To-morrow Morning, Thanks be given
to God, in this House, for the Preservation of the Navy.