House of Commons Journal Volume 7
8 June 1657

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 8 June 1657', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 7: 1651-1660 (1802), pp. 549-551. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=24654 Date accessed: 30 August 2014.


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Monday, the 8th of June, 1657.

Steymer's, &c. Nat.

A BILL for Naturalizing of Henry Steymer, and others, * * * was this Day read the Third time.

A Proviso in Parchment was tendered to this Bill in these Words; viz. "Provided always, That all the said Persons naturalized by this Act, who shall trade as Merchants, and whose Parents were Aliens, shall pay such Customs, and other Duties, for and in respect of their Goods and Merchandizes, as are or ought to be paid by any Aliens or Strangers; this Act, or any thing therein contained to the contrary thereof in anywise notwithstanding."

And the Question being put, That this Proviso shall be read;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Alderman Foote, Tellers for the Yeas: 43.
Mr. Lloyd, With the Yeas,
General Disbrow, Tellers for the Noes: 63.
Major-General Whalley, With the Noes,

So it passed in the Negative.

Another Proviso was tendered to this Bill, in these Words; viz. "Provided always, and it is hereby Enacted, That all and every Person and Persons naturalized by this Act who shall trade as Merchants, and whose Parents were Aliens shall pay such Duties unto the City of London, and to other Cities, Corporations, and Ports, in this Commonwealth, as other Aliens and Strangers do, or ought to pay; this Act, or any thing therein contained to the contrary thereof in anywise notwithstanding."

And the Question being put, That the said Proviso should be read;

It passed in the Negative.

A Rider, in Parchment, was tendered in these Words; viz. "Harmon Scott Surgeon, born at Utricht, and Son of James Scott."

The Question being put, That this Name tendered here shall be read;

It passed with the Negative.

Another Proviso was tendered to this Bill, in these Words; viz. "Provided always, That this Act, or any thing therein contained, shall exempt any Person from paying Strangers or Aliens Duties, until the Rising of the next Parliament, and no longer."

The Question being put, That this Proviso, now tendered, shall be read;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir Tho. Honywood, Tellers for the Yeas: 67.
Mr. Cobb, With the Yeas,
Lieutenant of the Tower, Tellers for the Noes: 50.
Major Morgan, With the Noes,

So it passed in the Affirmative.

The said Proviso was read, accordingly.

The Question being put, That this Proviso shall be read the Second time;

It passed in the Negative.

Resolved, That this Bill shall pass for a Law.

Resolved, That this Bill be offered to his Highness the Lord Protector, for his Consent.

Dumolin's, &c. Nat.

The House being informed, That in a Bill passed this House, intituled, An Act for Naturalizing of Peter Dumolin, &c. Joseph and Peregrine Cressett, are mentioned to be the Son and Daughter of Edward Cressett; whereas they are both Sons; it was moved, That the Bill, being now on the Table, and not presented to his Highness, may be amended in the Mistake: And thereupon, It was

Resolved, That these Words, viz. "and Daughter," be omitted out of the said Bill; and that the "Son" be made "Sons:" Which was done accordingly at the Table."

Irish Army Claimants.

Mr. Speaker acquainted the House, That he had received a Letter from his Highness the Lord Protector, touching the Officers and Soldiers who served the Commonwealth, in Ireland, before the Year One thousand Six hundred Forty-nine.

Ordered, That this Letter be read To-morrow Sevennight.

Lancashire Forces.

Ordered, That the Letter touching the Lancashire Forces, be taken into Consideration at that time.

Irish Adventurers.

Resolved, That the Bill for the Adventurers in Ireland, shall be now read, according to former Order.

A Bill for the Settling and Supplying of the Adventurers for Lands in Ireland, was this Day read the First time; and, upon the Question, ordered to be read the Second time on Friday next.

Post Meridiem.

Importing Bullion.

A BILL for the Encouragement of the Importation of Bullion was this Day read the First time; and, upon the Question, ordered to be read the Second time Tomorrow Morning at Ten of the Clock.

Assessment for Scotland.

Sir James Macdowell reports Amendments to the Bill for Raising of Fifteen thousand Pounds in Scotland: Which were Twice read; and, upon the Question, assented to.

Resolved, That this Bill, thus amended, shall be ingrossed.

Estates in Ireland.

A Bill for the Assuring, Confirming, and Settling of Lands and Estates in Ireland * * *, was this Day read the Third time.

And a Proviso was tendered to this Act, in these Words; viz. "Provided always, That neither this Act, nor any thing therein contained, shall extend to the Prejudice of any Adventurer or Adventurers for Land in Ireland, their or any of their Heirs or Assigns, nor to any Honours, Castles, Manors, Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments in Ireland, that are granted, assigned, set apart, allotted, or fallen by Lot, for or towards the Satisfaction of the said Adventurers, their Heirs or Assigns, or any of them:" Which was read the First and Second time.

And the Question being put, That this Proviso be Part of the Bill;

It passed with the Negative.

Another Proviso was tendered to this Bill, in these Words; viz. "Provided always, That this Act, or any thing therein contained, shall not settle upon any Officer, Soldier, or any other Person, more than his or their just Proportions, and due Allotments:" Which was read the First and Second time.

Ordered, That this Proviso be Part of the Bill.

Another Proviso was tendered to this Bill in these Words; viz. "Provided always, and be it hereby declared, That nothing in this present Act contained shall be construed or taken to ratify, confirm, or establish, the Estate or Possession of Edward Dendy, Serjeant at Arms, in any Manors, Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments in the Barony of Slaine in the County of East-Meath in Ireland, against Sir John Barrington, Knight and Baronet; Sir Gilbert Gerard, Sir Wm. Masham, Sir Rich. Everard, Baronets; Sir Wm. Waller, Sir Thomas Wharton, Sir Jacob Garret, Knights; Alexander Pymme, Edward Turner, Esquires; William and John Arnold; or any others who were Adventurers for the Reducing of the said Nation, by virtue of the Act made in the Seventeenth Year of the late King Charles; and whose Lots are fallen in the said Barony of Slayne; or against any of their Heirs or Assigns; but that they be left to their several Remedies and Proceedings for the Making good of their Rights and Titles according to the Law:" Which was read the First and Second time.

Ordered, That this Proviso shall be Part of the Bill.

Another Proviso was tendered to this Bill, in these Words; viz. "Provided always, That neither this Act, nor any thing therein contained, shall extend to the Prejudice of any Adventurer or Adventurers for Lands in Ireland, their or any of their Heirs or Assigns, nor to any Honours, Castles, Manors, Lands, Tenements or Hereditaments, in Ireland, that are granted, assigned, or duly set apart, allotted, or fallen by Lot, according to the Surveys, and Returns by which the same was made, for or towards the Satisfaction of the said Adventurers, their Heirs or Assigns, or any of them, within the Moiety of the said Ten Counties assigned to the Adventurers, and within the County of Lowth; except the Barony of Atherdy; and except all such Lands and Hereditaments as are already duly compounded for by Protestants within the said Ten Counties, and County of Lowth, by virtue of the aforesaid Ordinances of his Highness and Council, of the First of August, and Second of September, One thousand Six hundred Fifty-and-four:" Which was read the First and Second time.

Resolved, That this Proviso shall be Part of the Bill.

Resolved, That this Bill shall pass for a Law.

Resolved, That this Bill be tendered to his Highness the Lord Protector, for his Consent.

The Question being propounded, That Lands of Inheritance, of the clear yearly Value of Fifteen hundred Pounds of the forfeited Lands in Ireland, as they were in the Year One thousand Six hundred and Forty, be settled on the Lord Deputy of Ireland, and his Heirs, as a Reward of his many faithful and great Services for this Commonwealth, and as a Testimony, of the great Respects of the Parliament unto him; and that a Bill be brought in to that Purpose;

And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;

The House was divided.

The Noes went forth.

General Disbrow, Tellers for the Noes: 42.
Mr. Bampfeild, With the Noes,
Lord Lambert, Tellers for the Yeas: 43.
General Mountagu, With the Yeas,

So it passed in the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put;

The House was again divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Major-General Whalley, Tellers for the Yeas: 45.
Major-General Goffe, With the Yeas,
Major-General Berry, Tellers for the Noes: 43.
Colonel Shapcott, With the Noes,

So it was Resolved, That Lands of Inheritance, of the clear yearly Value of Fifteen hundred Pounds, of the forfeited Lands in Ireland, as they were in the Year One thousand Six hundred and Forty, be settled on the Lord Deputy of Ireland, and his Heirs, as a Reward of his many faithful and great Services done for this Commonwealth, and as a Testimony of the great Respects of the Parliament unto him; and that a Bill be brought in to that Purpose.

Raising Money, &c.

Resolved, That nothing shall be admitted to intervene for these Six Days, but that which concerns Raising of Money, and settling the Nations: And that Mr. Speaker do put the House in mind of this Order.

Assessment for Ireland.

Major Aston reports Amendments to the Bill for raising Twenty thousand Pounds upon Ireland: Which were Twice read, and agreed.

The Question being put, that these Words, "the Land of," do stand in the * Line of the First Page of the Bill;

It passed in the Negative.

Resolved, That this Bill, thus amended, be ingrossed.

Assessment.

Resolved, That the Bill for the Six hundred thousand Pounds a Year, by Assessment, be brought in To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, by the Committee.

Buildings.

Resolved, That the Debate upon the Report from the Committee for the Bill of Buildings, be adjourned till To-morrow Morning, the first Business.