House of Commons Journal Volume 7
27 December 1656

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 27 December 1656', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 7: 1651-1660 (1802), pp. 475-476. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=24537 Date accessed: 21 September 2014.


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Saturday, the 27th of December, 1656.

Terry's Estate.

COLONEL Rous reports Amendments to the Bill for enabling Judith Terry, and Elizabeth Terry, Daughters of Thomas Terry Esquire, to join with their Father in Making of Leases for One-and-twenty Years, of several Copyhold Estates, held of the Manor of StokeNewington, in the County of Middlesex: Which were twice read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.

Ordered, That this Bill, so amended, be ingrossed.

Publick Debts.

Ordered, That the Committee for Publick Faith have Power to send for Persons, Papers, Witnesses, Records.

Woollen Manufactures.

The humble Petition of several Merchants, Clothiers, and others, free Denizens of the County of Devon, and City of Exon, in the Behalf of Themselves, and many Thousands concerned in the Manufactures of Wool, was this Day read.

Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Committee for Trade.

Kingston upon Hull Petition.

The Petition of the Mayor and Merchants of the City of York, the Mayor and Merchants of Kingston upon Hull, and the Wardens and Brethren of the Trinity-House there, was this Day read.

Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Committee for Trade.

Petition from Sheeles, &c.

The humble Petition of the Saltmakers of the South and North Sheeles, Sunderland, and Bleeth, was this Day read.

Ordered, That this Petition be referred to Committee for Trade.

Sedgmore Improvement.

A Bill for the Division and Improving the Moor called Sedgmore, otherwise King's Sedgemore, in the County of Somersett, was this Day read the First time:

And the Question being put, That this Bill shall be read the Second time;

It passed with the Negative.

Resolved, That this Bill be rejected.

Whaley's, &c. Estate.

A Bill for settling Henry Whaley and Erasmus Smyth in their Lands in Ireland, in lieu of other Lands fallen to them by Lot, was this Day read the Third time.

A Clause, ingrossed in Parchment, was tendered to this Bill in these Words; viz. "And be it further enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That the Manor-House, Town, and Lands, of Portumna above-mentioned, with all the Rights, Members, and Appurtenances thereunto belonging, and also the Park of Portumna aforesaid, with all the Rights, Members, and Appurtenances thereunto belonging; together with Four thousand Acres of profitable Land, Irish Measure, of the Rebels, Delinquents, and Papists, Lands, which are not formerly disposed of; and lie most convenient and adjacent to the said Manor, Towns, and Lands, of Portumna; be, and are hereby vested in, and settled upon the Lord Henry Cromwell, now Commander in Chief of the Forces in Ireland; to have and to hold unto him the said Lord Henry Cromwell, his Heirs and Assigns for ever, to the only Use, Benefit, and Behoof, of him, his Heirs and Assigns for ever; to be holden of his Highness the Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland, and his Successors, for ever, in free and common Soccage; as of the Castle of Dublyn; for and in Consideration of his many good and faithful Services; and for and in full Satisfaction of all such Part of his Arrears, both for his Service in England and Ireland, for which he hath as yet had no Satisfaction; any Clause or Matter in this present, Act or any former Act or Ordinance, contained to the contrary in any-wise notwithstanding. And be it further Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That his Highness the Lord Protector's Council now in Ireland, or any Three or more of them, or other the chief Governor or Governors of Ireland, for the time being, and the Council there, or any Three or more of them, are hereby authorized and required forthwith to put the said Lord Henry Cromwell into the quiet and peaceable Possession of the said ManorHouse, Town, and Park; and also forthwith to cause the said Four thousand Acres of Land, Irish Measure, as aforesaid, to be surveyed; and to cause a Survey thereof to be returned into the Court of Exchequer there, to remain of Record; and thereupon to put the said Lord Henry Cromwell into the peaceable and quiet Possession of the said Four thousand Acres of Land as aforesaid:" Which was read the First time; and, upon the Question, ordered to be read the Second Time.

And was read the Second time, accordingly; and, upon the Question, ordered to be Part of this Bill.

The Clause was read the Third time.

Ordered, That the Word "Develyn" be made "Dublin."

Resolved, That these Words, "Four thousand" shall be made "Six thousand."

Resolved, That the Word "Portumney" be made "Portumna."

And the said Bill, with the said Clause, so amended, being put to the Question, passed.

Ordered, That the Lord Protector's Consent be desired to this Bill.

Punishment of Naylor.

The House according to former Order, resumed the Debate Yesterday adjourned.

The Question being propounded, That the further Punishment of James Naylor shall be respited till this Day Sevennight;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Colonel Jones, Tellers for the Yeas: 59.
Captain Baines, With the Yeas,
Mr. Throckmorton, Tellers for the Noes: 113.
Mr. Lucy, With the Noes,

So it passed with the Negative.

Leave of Absence.

Resolved, That Mr. Edward Nevile have Leave to go into the Country for a Month.

Resolved, That Mr. Blaney shall have Leave to go into the Country.

Private Petitions.

Resolved, That the Day for private Petitions be Wednesday next.

Leave of Absence.

Resolved, That Major-General Howard and Mr. Swinton have Leave to go into the Country.

Adjournment.

Resolved, That the House be adjourned till Tuesday Morning, Eight of the Clock.

Letter from Protector.

Resolved, That the further Debate upon his Highness' Letter be adjourned till on Tuesday Morning next.