Die Jovis, 6 Septembris, 1649.
THE humble Petition of Nathanael Hallowes Esquire,
a Member of this House, was this Day read.
Ordered, That a Lease be made and granted to Nathanael Hallowes Esquire, his Executors and Administrators,
of all that Farm, with the Appurtenances, in Hartington
in the County of Derby, called Dowell Farm, for the
Term of One-and-twenty Years, paying the old Rent
to the State which was reserved upon the former Lease
now expired: And that Mr. Attorney General be authorized and required to prepare a Lease, to be passed to
him under the Great Seal accordingly: And the Lords
Commissioners of the Great Seal are hereby authorized
and required to pass the same under the Great Seal of
Deans and Chapters Lands.
A Letter from Thomas Noell and Stephen Estwick,
Treasurers for Sale of Deans and Chapters Lands, of the
Fourth of September 1649, was this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That the Time be inlarged for doubling
Monies upon Deans and Chapters Lands.
Resolved, &c. That the Time formerly limited, and
now elapsed, for Bringing in of the Monies to be doubled
upon the Credit of Deans and Chapters Lands, shall be
inlarged, and have Continuance, unto the Tenth of October
1649, for all those who live in London, and within Twenty
Miles distant from the same; and unto the Tenth Day of
November following, for all others of this Nation, or resient
The humble Petition of Colonel Owin Rowe, and the
Certificate of Colonel Jephson thereunto annexed, of the
Two-and-twentieth of January 1647, were both this Day
Ordered, That the said Petition be committed to the
Committee of Obstructions for Sale of Deans and Chapters Lands; to examine the Business, and state the same;
and report it to the House.
The humble Petition of Francis Allen, of the Devises
in the County of Wilts, was this Day read.
Ordered, That this Petition, and the several Certificates
of the Committee for the County of Dorsett, of 31 July
1649, be referred to the Committee of Obstructions for
Sale of Deans and Chapters Lands; to examine and
state the Business, and report it to the House.
The humble Petition of Edmond Dunch Esquire, a
Member of this House, was this Day read.
Ordered, That the said Petition of Edmond Dunch
Esquire, a Member of this House, be referred to the Committee to whom the Business touching the Lord President
and Sir Thomas Jervis are referred; to examine and state
the Business; and report it to the House; with their
Opinion how Mr. Dunch may receive Satisfaction with
least Charge to the State.
Sir A. Apsley.
Colonel Hutchinson reports from the Committee of
the Navy, the State of the Case between the Creditors
of his Majesty, and Sir Allen Apsley Knight, sometime
Victualler of the Navy, and Lieutenant of the Tower of
London, on the one Part; and the customary Tenants of
the Honour, Castle, and Manors or Lordships of Clotheroe,
on the other Part: Which followeth in hæc verba;
The said Creditors, being in Number above Sixscore,
whereof the greatest Part growing poor, and many of
them in Prison, and ready to famish for want of Means,
presented their humble Petition to the honourable House
of Commons concerning their Debts, amounting to above
Twenty thousand Pounds, due unto them for Victuals
furnished in the Three Voyages of Cades, Rees, and
Rochell; and for Supply of the Tower: For Satisfaction
whereof there were certain Grants and Assignations passed
by his Majesty, that now is; amongst which is one by
special Grant and Letters Patents of his now Majesty,
assigned and conveyed to or for the Use of the said Creditors; and was of the Fines for which the said Tenants
compounded with King James, for more Certainty and
Settlement in their Farms, Tenements, and Tenures:
Which Petition was, by Order of the House, dated the
Eighth of October 1646, referred to a select Committee
to examine and consider of; and by another * * * *.
Ordered, upon the whole Debate of the said Business,
That it be re-committed to the Committee of the Navy,
to prepare an Act for confirming the Estates of the
Tenants of the Honour, Castle, Manors, or Lordships of
Clithero: With Power to call both Parties before them;
and to send for Witnesses; and to consider what Damages
are fit to be allowed to the Creditors: And also further
Power to send for such Counsellors, as they shall think fit,
on the Behalf of the Commonwealth.
Petition from Officers.
The humble Petition of divers Officers, late under the
Command of the late Fardinando Lord Fairefax in the
North, was this Day read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of
Obstructions for Sale of Deans and Chapters Lands, to
state the Business; and report their Opinions to this
Proceedings concerning Clive, &c.
Colonel Jones reports from the Council of State,
Examinations touching Mr. Clive, and others.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Council of
State, to send for, in safe Custody, all these several Persons named in these Examinations, or so many of them
as they shall think fit; and to examine the Business, and
take such Course therein, as they shall think fit; or
otherwise to report the same to the House.
Ordered, That the Act, with further Instructions to
the Treasurers, &c. for Sale of Crown Lands, be read
To-morrow Morning, the first Business; nothing to
Fire at Taunton.
Ordered, That Colonel Popham, Colonel Pyne, Sir
Thomas Wroth, Mr. Palmer, Mr. Searle, and Mr. James
Ashe, or any Three of them, be authorized, and have
Power to distribute and dispose of the Composition of Sir
Wm. Portman, given by the Parliament to the Town of
Taunton, amongst the Persons for whom the same was intended, by the former Order of the Tenth of June 1648,
upon such Certificates from that Town, as they shall
Doctor Palmer reports from the Committee for Reparation of burnt Houses, &c.; viz. as followeth: That
the Sum of Ten thousand Pounds be reported to the
House, towards the Relief and Reparation of the Town
of Taunton in the County of Somersett, burnt and destroyed during the late Wars: That the said Sum of Ten
thousand Pounds be raised out of the Fines and Compositions, or Sales of the Estates of Sir Wm. Portman, and
his Mother; and the Fines and Compositions, and Sales
of the Estates of Sir John Stowell, and Sir Francis Doddington, or either of them.
Resolved, That there be an Addition of Two thousand
Pounds to the Sum of Ten thousand Pounds, reported
for the Town of Taunton.
Ordered, That it be referred to Colonel Popham,
Colonel Pyne, Sir Thomas Wroth, Dr. Palmer, Mr. Searle,
and Mr. James Ashe, or any Three of them, to bring
in an Act for satisfying the Five thousand Pounds, Residue of the said Ten thousand Pounds, and also this
Two thousand Pounds Addition, out of the Estate of Sir
Francis Doddington, and Sir John Stowell, or one of
them; or by some other way, as they shall think fit; to
be distributed in like manner as the former.