Saturday, the 24th of Septemb. 1653.
A CERTIFICATE from Richard Lee, Associate
to the Clerk of the Assizes for the County of Surrey, was this Day read.
Ordered, That Stephen Hart, being a condemned Prisoner in Maidstone Gaol, for a Robbery, be reprieved
until the next Assizes: And that, in the mean time, the
Judge before whom he was tried, do certify, to the Parliament, the Matter of Fact touching the said Stephen
Hart: And the Sheriff is required to forbear Execution,
in the mean time.
The humble Petition of such of the Creditors of Sir
Thomas Dawes Knight, as advanced Twenty thousand
Seven hundred Thirteen Pounds Fourteen Shillings and
Eight-pence, for the Service of the Commonwealth, in
August 1641, was this Day read.
Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Committee for Advance of Money, to examine the Petitioners
Debt, and to state the Matter of Fact; and report the
same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.
The House this Day resumed the Debate upon the Bill
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 the
Encouragement of Protestants to plant and inhabit
A Proviso was tendered to this Bill, in these Words;
"Provided that every Person, who, by Virtue of this
Act, hath, or shall have, Lands set out by Irish Measure, at his first Entrance thereupon, shall pay, for every
Acre he shall have in Ulster, One Peny; and for every
Acre he shall have in Munster, Three-half-pence; every
Acre he shall have in Limister, Two-pence; unto such
Treasurer as the Parliament shall appoint, for the Maintenance of the Poor that were driven out of Ireland, by
Reason of the late Rebellion there; and for transporting
them thither again, for the better peopling thereof:"
Which was read the First time.
And the Question being put, That this Proviso be
read the Second time;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
||Tellers for the Yeas:
||With the Yeas,
||Tellers for the Noes:
||With the Noes,
So it passed with the Negative.
Another Clause was tendered to the said Bill, in these
Words: And be it further Enacted, That, in Consideration of the great Losses of the Town of Liverpoole the
Commissioners for Irish Affairs shall set-forth and appoint
so much Land as amounts to the Value of Ten thousand
Pounds, according to the Rates that are allowed to the
Adventurers and Soldiers, in any of the Ten Counties,
to them assigned by this Act, for the Use and Benefit of
the said Town, and their Successors for ever: Which was
this Day read the First Time; and, upon the Question,
read the Second time.
Resolved, That, next after the Word "Commissioners,"
these Words "for Irish Affairs," be omitted; and, instead thereof, these Words inserted, "of Parliament in
Resolved, That, instead of these Words, "according
to the Rates that are allowed to the Adventurers and Soldiers in any of the Ten Counties to them assigned,"
these Words be inserted, "according to the Rates that
the Debts due upon the Publick Faith are appointed to
And the said Proviso, so amended, was, upon the
Question, agreed; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.
Another Clause was tendered to the Bill, in these Words;
"And be it further Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid,
That the Commissioners of Parliament in Ireland be, and
they are hereby, authorized and required to set out Lands
to the Value of Five hundred Pounds, of the aforesaid
forfeited Lands, unto Richard Nethoway of the City of
Bristoll, Brewer, or his Assigns, according to the Rules
and Directions in this Act for satisfying the Publick
Faith; and to put the said Richard Netheway, his Heirs
and Assigns, into the Possession thereof, to be enjoyed by
him the said Richard Nethoway, his Heirs or Assigns, accordingly:" Which was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.
Another Proviso was tendered to this Bill, in these
Words; "Provided always, That the Commander in
Chief, and Commissioners of Parliament in Ireland, do
cause the Arrears of Colonel John Hewson, Governor of
Dublin, for his Service in Ireland, to be stated and set
out unto him, in Satisfaction for the Arrears due to him,
for his Service in England and Ireland, according to the
Rates in this Act mentioned, Lands in some convenient
Place contiguous to his said Command; any thing in this
Act to the contrary notwithstanding:" Which was twice
read; and, upon the Question, agreed; and ordered to
be Part of the Bill.
Another Proviso was tendered to this Bill, in these
Words, "Provided also, and be it Enacted, That this
Act shall not extend to the Dwelling-house of John Cooke,
one of the Justices for the Province of Munster in Ireland,
situate in the City of Waterford, nor to the Farm of
Kilbarry, being Two Plough-Lands and an half, lying
within the Liberty of the said City; nor to the Farm of
Barnehaley in the County of Cork, being Three PloughLands, which are in the Possession of the said Justice
Cook; which House, Farms, and Lands, with their Appurtenances, are hereby settled upon the said John Cook,
and his Heirs for ever, for his good and faithful Services
in Ireland; and in lieu of all Arrears of Pension due unto
him for the same:" Which was twice read; and agreed;
and ordered to be Part of the Bill.
Another Clause was tendered to this Bill, on Behalf of
Captain John Browne, Son and Heir of Humfry Browne:
Which was once read, and withdrawn.
Another Proviso was tendered to the Bill in these
Words: "Provided also, That in case the said Commissioners of Parliament, shall find it inconvenient or debatory, to proceed, in the first Place, to the ascertaining of
Titles, and distinguishing of Persons, according to the
Qualifications mentioned in the said Act, for settling of
Ireland, before transplanting the Irish; that . . . shall and
may be lawful to the said Commissioners to order and
direct the Transplanting the said Irish although their
Claims be not first determined, or their Qualifications
distinguished; any thing in this Act, or any the aforesaid
Instructions, to the contrary notwithstanding: And that it
shall and may be lawful for the said Commissioners of
Parliament to set out unto such of the said Irish, whose
Claims shall not be timely determined, Lands in Connaght, which, by Estimation, may be proportionable to
the Estate so by them claimed, or complete to such Stock
as each of the said Persons shall have to occupy the said
Lands withal, as the said Commissioners shall think fit;
and afterwards to determine their respective Claims, and
to put them into Possession of Lands, accordingly:"
Which was twice read.
Resolved, That this Debate be adjourned till Monday
Morning, Eight of the Clock.