Monday, 3d of October, 1653.
COLONEL Rous reports, from the Committee for
Petitions, Amendments to the Bill for Confirmation
of the Sale of the Lands and Estates of Sir John Stowell
Knight of the Bath: Which were twice read; and, upon
the Question, agreed; and ordered to be ingrossed.
He likewise reports, from the same Committee, The
humble Petition of Captain Symon Askwith, for his being
Master of Gretham Hospital, in the County of Duresme:
Which was this Day read.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That the Place of Master
of the Hospital of Gretham, in the County of Duresme,
shall be void as to Dr. Rand; and that the same be
bestowed upon Captain Symon Askwith: And that the said
Symon Askwith shall have, hold, and enjoy the said Mastership, with all Rights and Privileges thereunto belonging,
in as large, and ample manner, as any Master of the
said Hospital have lawfully heretofore enjoyed the same.
He also reports, The humble Petition of James Levingston Esquire, and Anne his Wife: Which was now
read; together with the humble Opinion of that Committee, That Orders may be given to the Commissioners
for Sequestrations in Scotland, for the taking off the Sequestration of so much of the Earl of Lowden's Estate,
as will satisfy the Debt of Six thousand Pounds, with
Interest mentioned in the Petition; the Commissioners for
Administration of Justice having ordained the Petitioners
to be seised of the said Earl's whole Lands, and of the
Profits thereof, according to the Law of that Nation,
until they shall be fully satisfied the said Debt, with
Interest, as by the Charter under the Great Seal, and
Seising, shewed them, doth appear.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That so much of the
Estate of the Earl of London, under Sequestration, be
discharged from Sequestration, as shall be sufficient to
satisfy the Debt of Six thousand Pounds, with Interest,
unto James Levingston Esquire: And that the Commissioners for Sequestration in Scotland be authorized and
required to set out such a Proportion of the said Estate,
to be enjoyed by the said James Levinston, his Heirs
and Assigns, in full Satisfaction of the said Debt and
Interest; and take off the Sequestration from so much
of the said Estate, accordingly.
Fleetwood's &c. Petition.
He also reports, from the same Committee, The humble
Petition of Roger Fleetwood, Serjeant at Mace in London,
and Thomas Herendon Yeoman: Which was this Day read.
Resolved, That the Debate upon this Petition, be taken
up To-morrow Morning.
He also reports, The humble Petition of Lewis de
Lambermont, Doctor in Physick, and John de Lambermont,
his Brother, Esquire: Which was this Day read.
Resolved, That the Names of the said Lewis de Lambermont, Doctor in Physick, and John de Lambermont,
his Brother, Esquires, be inserted into the Bill appointed
to be brought in for Naturalization.
Frazier's &c. Petition.
He also reports, The humble Petition of Michaell
Frazier Merchant in Edinburgh, in behalf of himself, and
divers other distressed Merchants, Bakers, and other
Inhabitants in Edinburgh and Leyth: Which was this
Arundell's &c. Petition.
He also reports, The humble Petition of John Arundell
of Trerise Esquire, sometimes Governor of the Castle of
Pendennis, Richard Arundell his Son, Walter Langdon,
John Arundell, Wm. Spry, Henry Bidlake, and Richard
Hicks, comprised in the Articles granted upon the Surrender of the said Castle: Which was now read.
Resolved, That Walter Langdon be admitted to Composition for his Estate, after the Rate of Two Years
Resolved, That so much of the Estate of John Arundell
of Trerise Esquire, and Richard Arundell his Son, be
sold, as shall raise the Sum of Ten thousand Pounds,
for the Satisfaction of the Fine imposed on them by
Parliament, for their Composition.
Resolved, That the Trustees for Lands and Estates
forfeited to the Commonwealth for Treason do proceed
in the Sale of the Estates of the rest of the Petitioners.
He also reports, A Bill touching Idiots, Lunaticks, and
Infants: Which was this Day read the First and Second
time; and, upon the Question, ordered to be ingrossed.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State,
to examine what Monies are in the Hands of Hugh Audley
Esquire, belonging to Idiots, Lunatics, or Wards; or
any Money he hath in Trust, as the Officer of the Court
of Wards, or belonging to the Commonwealth; and report the same to the House.
E. of Worcester.
He also reports, The humble Petition of Edward Earl
of Worcester, a Prisoner in the Tower.
Countess of Worcester.
He also reports, The humble Petition of Margarett
Countess of Worcester: Which was this Day read.
Resolved, That this Petition be laid aside.
Petition from Salop.
He likewise reports, The humble Petition of several
of the Godly Party in the County of Salop: Which was
Ordered, That this Petition be committed to the Committee of Petitions, to consider what Particulars therein
contained are already under Consideration; and to quicken
those Committees to hasten their Reports; and of such
other of the Particulars as are fit to be taken into further
Consideration, to prepare something to be offered to the
House therein; and report the same to the House.
Ordered, That Mrs. Dorothy Seymour be allowed
One Third Part of a Discovery, such Discovery not
exceeding Six thousand Pounds, to be by her made to
the Committee of Petitions.
Colonel Courtney reports from the Council of State,
The humble Petition of Wm. Phellips Esquire, presented
to the Council of State, together with the State of the
Case: Which was this Day read.
Resolved, That this Business be laid aside.
Resolved, That the Council of State have Power, and
be hereby authorized, to make an Embargo, when, and
for such time, as they shall think fit, for the Good and
Advantage of the Commonwealth.
Captain Howard reports from the Council of State,
the humble Petition of Colonel Thomas Fitch: Which
was now read.
Ordered, by the Parliament, That Lands of the clear
Value of Two hundred Pounds a Year in Scotland, be settled
upon Colonel Thomas Fitch, and his Heirs, in Satisfaction
of his Arrears, Sufferings, and faithful Services: And
that the Commissioners for Sequestrations in Scotland be
authorized and required to set out Lands of that Value,
and settle the same, to be enjoyed by him, and his Heirs,