Tuesday, 2 June, 1657.
THE humble Petition of Colonel John Carter, Governor of Conwey, was this Day read.
Ordered, That this Petition of Colonel John Carter be
referred to a Committee, to examine the Matter of Fact:
And, if they find the same to be true, that then they consider of some Way how he may have Satisfaction, and
offer it to the House: Viz. to Sir Wm. Strickland, Colonel Zanchy, Lord Deputy, Mr. Bond, Major-General
Whalley, Mr. Bodurda, Sir Theophilus Jones, Major Aston,
Captain Hatsell, Master of the Rolls, Captain Blackwell,
Mr. Secretary, Mr. Lister, Mr. Williams, Sir Gilbert
Pickering, Mr. West, Colonel Twisleton, Mr. Berisford,
Mr. Holland, Sir John Trevor, Sir Christ. Pack, Mr.
Briscoe, Mr. Lloyd, Mr. Grove, Sir Lislebone Long, Mr.
Pedly, Mr. Morgan, Mr. Waterhowse, Mr. Trevor, Mr.
Burton, Sir Rich. Onsloe, Colonel Philips, Sir Thomas
Honywood, Colonel Mathews, Sir Rich. Lucy, General
Disbrow: To meet on Thursday, at Two of Clock in the
Afternoon, in the Duchy Chamber.
Mr. Holland reports from the Committee, to whom
the Petition of Colonel John Jones was referred, the State
of the Matter of Fact upon the said Petition, with the
Opinion of the Committee thereupon, as followeth; viz.
THE said Committee have several times met, and
examined the Demands of Colonel John Jones; for which
he humbly craves (by his Petition) Satisfaction to be
made by Lands in Ireland: And do find, upon Perusal
of several Orders of the Committee for removing Obstructions, and other Evidences and Testimonies produced
before us, That there is due unto him, for Reprises pon
the Purchase of the Lordships of Bromfeild and Yale in
the County of Denbigh, the Sum of Three thousand and
Two Pounds Eight Shillings; whereof the Sum of Two
thousand Two hundred Pounds is for his own personal
Pay; and the Remainder of the said Sum, being Eight
hundred and Two Pounds Eight Shillings, is become due
unto him, upon his purchasing of the Interest of several
Officers and Soldiers, who were Partners with him in the
The said Committee do likewise find, That the said
Colonel Jones was in Ireland, in the Service of the Commonwealth, during the Time of the Sale of the Lands
appointed for Satisfaction of Soldiers Arrears; so that he
lost the Opportunity of having Lands for the said Reprises, or other Satisfaction, according to the Tenor of
the Acts of Parliament in such Cases provided.
And the said Committee are humbly of Opinion, That
the said Colonel Jones should have Satisfaction for the
said Sum of Three thousand and Two Pounds Eight
Shillings, by Lands in Ireland, in the Dispose of the
Commonwealth, and not yet set out or appointed for
Satisfaction of the Adventurers for their Debts, or of
the Soldiers in Ireland for their Arrears: And that it be
recommended to his Highness, to issue out Power unto
the Lord Deputy and Council in Ireland, for the Setting
out and Settling of the said Lands upon the said Colonel
John Jones, and his Heirs accordingly.
Which was read.
Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, That Colonel John Jones shall have Satisfaction
for the Sum of Three thousand and Two Pounds and
Eight Shillings, in Satisfaction of his Arrears, and the
Arrears of other Officers and Soldiers, by him purchased,
by Lands in Ireland, in the Dispose of the Commonwealth,
and not yet set out or appointed for Satisfaction of the
Adventurers for their Debts, or of the Soldiers in Ireland
for their Arrears: And that it be recommended to his
Highness the Lord Protector, to give Power to the Lord
Deputy and Council of Ireland, for the Setting out and
Settling of the said Lands upon the said Colonel John
Jones, and his Heirs.
Ordered, That it be referred back again to this Committee, to bring in a Bill for Colonel John Jones his Satisfaction out of Lands in Ireland, according to the said
Report; or to propound some other Course, that may
be effectual for his Satisfaction.
A Bill for Satisfaction of Captain John Arthur for
divers Sums of Money, disbursed by him for the Service
of the Commonwealth, out of forfeited Lands, Houses,
or Leases, in Ireland, was this Day read the Third time;
and, upon the Question, passed.
Ordered, That his Highness the Lord Protector's
Consent be desired to this Bill.
The humble Petition of Thomas Morris, of Westminster, in the County of Middlesex, Gentleman, was this
Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Committee for New Buildings: And they are to report their
Opinion to the House, what is fit to be done therein.
The humble Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish
of Margarett's, Westminster, within the City of Westminster, was this Day read.
Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Committee for New Buildings: And they are to bring in
Proviso therein, if they think fit.
Mr. Burton reports further Amendments to the Bill
for Recusants: Which were twice read.
And the Question being put, That this House doth
agree with the Committee in this Clause in the Oath;
viz. "And that there is not any Transubstantiation in the
Sacrament of the Lord's Supper, or in the Elements of
Bread and Wine, after Consecration thereof by any Person whatsoever," be omitted;
It passed with the Negative.
The Question being put, That this House doth agree
with the Committee, that this Clause in the Oath be
omitted; viz. "And I also believe, That Salvation can
not be merited by Works;" be omitted;
It passed with the Negative.
Resolved, That this Clause be Part of the Oath;
"And I do sincerely testify and declare, That the Pope,
neither of himself, nor by any Authority of the Church
or See of Rome, or by any other Means, with any other,
hath any Power or Authority to depose the Chief Magistrate of these Nations; or to dispose of any the Countries or Territories thereunto belonging; or to authorize
any foreign Prince or State to invade or annoy him or
them; or to discharge any of the People of these Nations
from their Obedience to the Chief Magistrate; or to give
Licence or Leave to any of the said People to bear Arms,
raise Tumults, or to offer any Violence or Hurt to the
Person of the said Chief Magistrate, or to the State or
Government of these Nations, or to any of the People
thereof. And I do further swear, That I do, from my
Heart, abhor, detest, and abjure this damnable Doctrine
and Position, That Princes, Rulers, or Governors, which
be excommunicated or deprived by the Pope, may, by
virtue of such Excommunication, or Deprivation, be
killed, murdered, or deposed from their Rule or Government, or any Outrage or Violence done unto them
by the People that are under them, or by any other whatsoever, upon such Pretence. And I further swear, That
I do believe that the Pope or Bishop of Rome hath no
Authority, Power, or Jurisdiction whatsoever, within
England, Scotland, and Ireland, or any or either of them,
or the Dominions or Territories belonging to them, or
any or either of them."
Resolved, That these Words in the Oath do stand
thus, "I do believe the Church of Rome is not the true
Resolved, That this Oath, thus amended, be Part of
Resolved, That the several Blanks, in the Amendments
for Years, be filled up with the Word "Sixteen."
Resolved, That the Blank, in the Three-and-twentieth
Line of the Third Folio in the Amendments, be filled up
with the Sum of "One hundred Pounds."
Resolved, That the Blank for the Time for giving
Notice, in the Fifth Clause of the Third Paper of the
Amendments, be filled up with these Words, "Three
Ordered, That the other Blank, in that Amendment,
be filled up with this Word "Third."
Resolved, That the Blank for the Penalty upon the
Justice of Peace be filled up with "Twenty Pounds."
Resolved, That the Blank for the Penalty upon the
Churchwardens and Constables be filled up with "Ten
Resolved, That the Blank for the Penalty of the Clerk
of Assize, or Clerk of the Peace, be filled up with
Resolved, That the Penalty in the last Clause of
Amendments, in the Third Paper of Amendments, be
"One hundred Pounds."
Resolved, That the Time of Imprisonment be by the
Space of Six Months.
Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee in these Amendments.
Resolved, That this Clause, viz. "The one Moiety of
the said Forfeiture to be to the Use of his Highness the
Lord Protector, and his Successors; and the other Moiety
to the Informer; to be recovered by Action, Bill, Plaint,
Suit, or Information, in any Court of Record; in which
no Essoign, Protection, or Wager of Law, shall be
allowed," be Part of the Bill.
Ordered, That this Bill, thus amended, shall be ingrossed.
Ordered, That the Report of the Amendments to the
Bill touching the New Buildings, be made upon Friday
Ordered, That the Grand Committee of the whole
House, for the Excise, do sit on Thursday next, in the
Tonage and Poundage.
Ordered, That the Grand Committee, upon the Bill of
Tonage and Poundage, do sit this Afternoon, notwithstanding the Adjournment of the House until Thursday.
Ordered, That the Lord Deputy of Ireland be added
to the Committee for Inspection of the Treasury.
Resolved, That this House doth adjourn itself until
Thursday Morning next.