Die Martis, 19 Januarii, 1646.
Grant to Gen. Cromwell.
WHEREAS a Committee was appointed to bring-in
an Ordinance for settling some Lands of Inheritance upon Lieutenant General Cromwell, out of the
Estate of the Marquis of Winton; to the which Estate the
said Marquis is only Tenant for Life: It is Ordered, That
the said Committee do prepare an Ordinance for settling
Land, to the like Value, upon the said Lieutenant General Cromwell, out of the Lands of some other Papists in
Arms, excepted from Pardon, not yet disposed of, nor
E. of Northumberland.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and
The Lords have commanded us to deliver you this Petition: And, in regard of the Faithfulness of the Earl of
Northumberland, in a Time wherein the Service of a Person of his Eminency was of great Use and Advantage to
this Parliament and Cause; and in regard of his great
Losses and Debts contracted in these Times of Trouble
and Distraction; they do earnestly, and in special manner, recommend this Petition to your speedy Care, and
The humble Petition of Algernoun Earl of Northumberland, this Day sent from the Lords, was read.
The Question was put, That the Sum of Ten thousand
Pounds, be paid to the Earl of Northumberland, by the
Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, out of the Fines and Compositions of such Delinquents, not disposed of, as he shall
nominate to the said Committee: for and towards his
Reparation for his Losses.
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
Sir Gilbert Gerard,
||Tellers for the Noe:
||With the Noe,
Sir Wm. Lewes,
||Tellers for the Yea:
|Sir John Evelyn,
||With the Yea,
So as the Question passed with the Affirmative.
The Question being propounded, That this House will
take the Petition of the Earl of Northumberland into further Consideration in due time;
The Question was put, That this Question should be
It passed with the Negative.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That the
House has taken their Lordships Message into Consideration; and hath taken the Earl of Northumberland's Petition into Consideration; and will send Answer thereunto
by Messengers of their own.
Ordered, That the Sum of One thousand Pounds be
paid out of the Customs, for the Rebuilding and Repair
of the Pier at Lyme, and other Sea Walls there, broken
down and demolished by the late Storms, and Violence of
the Sea: And that the Committee of the Navy do take
care for the Payment of the said One thousand Pounds,
out of the Customs, unto such Person or Persons as they
shall appoint to receive the same: And that the said Sum
of One thousand Pounds be employed for the Uses herein
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Staffordshire to receive, state, audit, and certify the Accompts
of Colonel Leigh.
The humble Petition of the Trustees for Bishops Lands,
appointed by Ordinance of Parliament, was this Day read.
The several Excuses of Mr. Alderman Adams, Sir George
Clerk, Mr. Alderman Langham, and Captain Jones; desiring to be spared from further acting in the Trust reposed
in them, by the Ordinances for the Sale of the Bishops
Lands, dated 31 Decembris 1646; and signed John Rolph,
Clerk to the Trustees; was read: And
It is thereupon Ordered, That the Excuses of the said
Alderman Adams, Sir George Clerk, Alderman Langham,
and Captain Jones, be accepted of; and that they, and
every of them, be excused from further acting in the Trust
reposed in them, by the Ordinances for the Sale of Bishops
Lands: And that they the said Alderman Adams, Sir
George Clerke, Alderman Langham, and Captain Jones,
and every of them, shall be discharged of all Trusts in
them, or any of them, reposed in or by the said Ordinances, or any of them: And that an Ordinance be
brought in for their Discharge accordingly.
Resolved, &c. That such of the Trustees for the Sale of
Bishops Lands, as have no other particular Salary allowed
them for their Service therein, shall have Two thousand
Pounds for this Year, paid unto them, for their Encouragement in this Service, out of such Monies as shall be
raised by the Sale of the Bishops Lands; to be distributed
among themselves, in such manner as they, in their own
Discretions, shall think fit; the Year to be accounted from
the Date of the Ordinance that places the Trust in them.
Resolved, &c. That the Trustees appointed by Ordinance of Parliament, for the Sale of the Bishops Lands,
shall have Power, they, or any Five of them, to meet;
and to act to all Intents and Purposes limited and declared
by the said Ordinances.
Ordered, That the Residue of the Particulars of the Petition of the Trustees for Bishops Lands, not yet voted, be
committed to the Members of this House, that are of the
Committee of Lords and Commons, for Allowance of the
Trustees Warrants for incident Charges, with the Addition
of all the Lawyers of the House, as to this Business: Who
are to take the same into Consideration; and to prepare and
bring in an Ordinance, as well for settling the said Particulars, as those that are this Day voted, and assented to:
And are to meet, from time to time, as they shall see
Cause: And to report the same with all convenient Speed.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Corbett do make his Report
concerning the Excise, To-morrow Morning, the first Business: And that no other Business whatsoever do intervene,
notwithstanding any former Order: And that immediately after that, the Report for removing the Obstructions in establishing and setting up the Government in the
Church be made, and taken into Consideration.