House of Commons Journal Volume 6
1 January 1650

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 1 January 1650', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 6: 1648-1651 (1802), pp. 339-342. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25812 Date accessed: 23 July 2014.


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Die Martis, 1 Januarii, 1649.

Prayers.

Navy Estimate.

THE House this Day resumed the Debate, upon the Report from the Council of State, touching the next Summer's Guard.

An Estimate of the Charge of sitting and setting forth to the Seas, Forty-four of the State's Ships, and Twenty-eight Merchant Ships, manned with Eight thousand Eighty-two Men, to serve for Eight Months on the Narrow Seas, as the Summer's Guard for the Year 1650; viz.

Men.
Prince 500
Charles 280
Andrew 280
Mary 260
Swistsure 260
Great Frigate at Deptford 250
Great Frigate at Woolwich 250
Lyon 190
Guarland 180
Phenix 150
Dragon 150
New Frigate at Portsmouth 150
Nonsuch 150
Ginney Frigate 150
Lesser Frigate at Deptford 150
Elizabeth Frigate 150
Maryrose 120
Satisfaction 100
Fellowship 100
Greyhound 80
Warwick 80
President 80
Hector 80
Concord 70
Star 70
Hind 70
Recovery 70
Paradox 70
Weymouth 60
Thomas 60
Hart 60
Jermine Frigate 60
Swan 60
Nicodemus 50
Peter of Waterford 50
Elizabeth Prize 50
Marget Ketch 40
Lilley 40
Warspight 40
Falcon 36
Eagle 36
Truelove 30
Dove 30
Dolphin 30
28 Merchant Ships manned with 2,860
In all 8,082

An Estimate of the Charge of sitting and setting forth to the Seas Forty-four of the State's Ships, mentioned above, and Twenty-eight Merchant Ships, manned with Eight thousand Eighty-two men, to serve for Eight Months on the Narrow Seas, as the Summer's Guard for the Year 1650.

£ s. d.
For Grounding, Graving, Caulking, and Repairing of the Hulls, painted, joined, and carved Works of the said Ships 7,000 - -
For Prest, Conduct, and Presting Charges of One thousand Men in remote Parts, at 16s. each; and Three thousand Men in and about the Thames, at 8 s. each: In all 2,000 - -

Navy Estimate.

£ s. d.
For Seven hundred Tons of Cordage for Rigging, Ground-tackle, and Stores, for the said Ships, at 30 l. per Ton 21,000 - -
For Harbour Victuals for Three thousand Men, by the Space of Six Weeks, at 35 s. each Man 5,250 - -
For Harbour Wages for the Seamen, for the same time, at 40 s. each Man 6,000 - -
For Sea Victuals of Five thousand Two hundred and Twenty Men, for Eight Months, at 25 s. each Man, per men sem 52,220 - -
For Sea Wages for the said Five thousand Two hundred and Twenty Men, the said Time, at 25 s. each Man, per mensem 52,220 - -
For petty Provisions for Boatswain and Carpenter, including Sails, Anchors, &c. 9,000 - -
For Land and Water Carriage, per Estimate 1,000 - -
For Pilotage before and at the End of the Service 600 - -
For the extraordinary Entertainment of Three Generals, employed as Admirals of the Fleets at 3 l. each, per diem, and of one Vice Admiral, and one Rear Admiral, on the Narrow Seas; one Vice Admiral, and one Rear Admiral, on the Irish Coast, for Eight Months 3,192 - -
For Three thousand Tons of Ballast, at 12 d. per Ton 150 - -
For Medicaments to Surgeons 350 - -
For Conduct, in Discharge of Three thousand Men, at 10 s. each 1,500 - -
For Travelling Charges before and at the End of the Service, to make Pays, &c. 800 - -
For the Gunners Stores, proper to the Office of the Ordnance, for Eight Months, Estimate 15,000 - -
For the Freight, Victuals, and Wages, of Two thousand Eight hundred Sixty Men, in Twenty-eight Merchant Ships, 4 l. each Man, per mensem 91,520 - -
Total £ 886,220 - -

Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to give other sit Names to the Ships called the Prince, the Charles, and the Mary, mentioned in the said List.

Resolved, That this House doth approve of the Number of Ships and Men, contained in this List, to be set out for the next Summer Guard.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to take care, that this Fleet, according to the List reported, be set forth to Sea for the next Summer Guard: And that the Committee of the Navy be required to make Payment accordingly.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Navy, to consider of the Estimate of Charge of this Summer Fleet, and also of this Winter Guard, and of the present State of the Customs, how far the same will probably extend to defray the Charge of this Winter Guard, and setting forth this Fleet; and present to the House by what Way the same may be supplied, wherein that Revenue may prove deficient.

Ordered, That the Commissions to the Three Generals for the Sea be renewed for One Year, from the First of March 1649: And that Colonel Wauton bring in an Act for that Purpose.

Ordered, That it be specially recommended to the Council of State, to take care, that the Summer Fleet be dispatched to Sea with all possible Speed, before the Winter Guard come in.

Colonel Wauton reports from the Council of State; viz.

Whereas Information hath been given to the Council of State, that there are several Ships belonging to the Commonwealth, which are now riding at Chatham, and elsewhere; which, by reason of Age and Decay, are become useless, and utterly unserviceable, and are of very great and needless Charge to the State: That it be reported to the House, That Authority may be given to the Council, to cause such Ships, as aforesaid, as they find unserviceable, and of needless Charge to the State, to be made Sale of, for the best Advantage of the Commonwealth; and the Monies arising upon the said Sale, to be employed for the Building of new Ships, in their room.

Ordered, That the Council of State be authorized and impowered to cause such of the Ships of the State, as they shall find unserviceable, and of needless Charge to the State, to be made Sale of, for the best Advantage of the Commonwealth; and the Monies arising upon the said Sale, to be employed for the Building of new Ships, in their room.

Ordered, That it be likewise referred to the Council of State, to consider how the Ship Sovereign may, with least Charge to the Commonwealth, be made most useful and serviceable to the State.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to consider of the Wrong done to Merchants at Sea, by taking their Ships and Goods by other Nations; and to consider of the former Powers to them given for granting Letters of Marque; and to present an Act to the House for a further Power to that Purpose, wherein the former is defective; and also to consider how the Merchant may be further enabled to preserve their Ships and Goods against such Wrongs and Injuries for the future: And they are to report the same to the House, on Thisday-sevennight.

Colonel Waughton reports likewise from the Council of State, that the Ship Bommell, which is found to be Prize, hath been appraised, and the Appraisement as followeth;

An Inventory and Appraisement of the good Ship called the Bommell, of Amsterdam, Burthen Four hundred Tons, or thereabouts, with Thirty Pieces of Ordnance, together with her Tackles, Apparel, Furniture, and such other Goods and Merchandize aboard her, had and taken at Plimouth in the County of Devon; and valued and appraised by Richard Mayn Merchant, Thomas Dalking Sailmaker, George Pawling and Thomas Short Mercers, John Young, Surgeon, and Erasmus Hooper, Shipwright, all of Plimouth aforesaid, in the Presence of John Buckham Notary Publick, at the Request of Humfrey Blake Esquire, Daniel Ely Merchant, and George Blake Gentleman, Collectors for Prize Goods, by virtue of, and according to, a Warrant from the Council of State, dated the Fifteenth of September instant, this Two-and-twentieth Day of September, Anno Dom. 1649.

Imprimis.

£. s. d.
The Hull of the said Ship being Four hundred Tons, or thereabouts 860 - -
Item Two Boats, with Sails and Oars 26 - -
Item a Suit of Masts and Yards, and One spare Topmast 100 - -
Item all her Standing Ropes and Running Ropes, with her Blocks 195 10 -
Item Four Anchors and a Kedger, by Estimation Fifty-six Hundred Weight 80 - -
Item Three new Cables, and Four halfworn 220 - -
Item Three Hausers, and One Winding Tackle 20 - -
Item Two Pair.. Topsails, Sheets new 2 11 -
Item Ten Brass Guns, small and great, containing Twenty-two thousand One hundred Forty-eight Pounds, with Tackles and Carriages, Britchings, Spunges, Ladles, and Linstocks 1,287 8 -
Item Twenty Iron Guns, containing Fifty one thousand Nine hundred and Forty Pounds, with Tackles and Carriages, Britchings, Spunges, Ladles, and Linstocks 389 5 -
Item Twenty-six Barrels of Powder, being the Ship's Store, at 4 l. per Barrel 104 - -
Item Eighteen Barrels of Powder more 72 - -
Item Seven thousand Two hundred Weight of round Shot 50 8 -
Item One thousand Two hundred Weight of Cross-bar Shot 15 - -
Item Thirty Crows of Iron 10 5 -
Item Nineteen Musquets 9 18 -
Item Four Fowling Pieces 10 - -
Item Twenty-five Pistols 12 - -
Item Twenty-six Half Pikes 1 4 -
Item One-and-twenty Swords 3 5 -
Item Twenty Pair of Musquets Bandaleers 1 - -
Item Ten Pair more - 10 -
Item Twenty-three Pair of Pistol Bandaleers - 12 6
Item Twenty-four Pole Axes 4 4 -
Item, for Timber, Carriages, and other Necessaries belonging to the Guns 5 - -
Item the Boatswain's Store, One thousand One hundred Weight, and a Quarter of Cordage 16 11 -
Item Two Barrels of Tar 2 - -
Item for other Necessaries of Blocks, Tackle, Hooks, and other small Things 10 - -
Item the Carpenter's Store of Iron Work 4 - -
Item the Leads, Lines, Compasses, Glasses, and Lanterns 2 10 -
Item the Colours 10 10 -
Item for One Bell 2 - -
Item Two Furnaces, and Three Kettles and Platters, Spoons, and other Necessaries belonging to the Cook 22 - -
Item One Drum and Three Stern Lanterus 2 - -
Item Seven large Iron-bound Cask, and other Cask 6 10 -
Item One Cable, Two Hausers, Seven small Quills of one Skipper Williams, a Passenger, weighing Three thousand Six hundred Seventy-eight Pounds 54 10 -
£. 3,612 11 6

Navy Estimate.

£. s. d.
Item, in an old Trunk, a Grey Cloth Suit and Cloak, with Silver Laces 3 - -
Item Thirteen Pair of old Silk Stockings 4 - -
Item Two Silver Hatbands 1 10 -
Item One Scarlet Cloak with Gold Lace 9 - -
Item a Velvet Suit, and Cloth Cloak lined with Velvet 10 - -
Item a black Sattin Suit laced 93 10 -
Item a black Tabby Suit and Cloak 6 10 -
Item a black Velvet Suit and Cassock 6 - -
Item One black Cloth Suit and Cloak 7 - -
Item a White Tabby Suit, and Cloak laced, lined with black Tabby 8 - -
Item several other Parcels of wearing Apparel, valued at 8 - -
Item a Gold Girdle and Hangers, with pure Gold Buckles 30 - -
Item a rich Cabinet, with Gold and Silver in it 15 - -
Item, in Money in Tale 100 - -
In a white Chest of the Agents in Bone Lace, at 4 10 -
Item a Silver Box for Sugar 4 - -
Item a small Box of Medicines - 15 -
Item a Parcel of China and Sugar 2 - -
Item for Books, Stockings, and other small Things 2 - -
Item a Pair of Pocket Pistols 1 - -
Item for all Kind of Wearing Linen and Sheets 14 - -
Black Leather Trunk.
Item, in Tobaccoes, near One hundred and Fifty Pounds 10 - -
Item Three Skins dressed like Buff 4 - -
Sail Skin Trunk.
Item Thirty-six Hides dressed in Buff Fashion 45 - -
In another Sail Skin Trunk.
Item Twenty-nine Hides dressed Buff Fashion 40 - -
Item Nine Dozen and Three Pots of China 10 - -
In a great Chest.
Item, for Pepper - 6 -
Item, for a Quantity of large Books 20 - -
Item a Silvered Dagger, a Japan Sword, and Silver Spurs 8 - -
Item Six Pieces of black Silk Lace 10 - -
Item Three Pieces of white Silk Caliminico 30 - -
Item a Piece of India Taffata 15 - -
Item Five Pieces of fine Dutch Holland, Two hundred Seventy-nine Dutch Ells 30 - -
Item Three Pieces of fine white Calaco 3 - -
Item Twenty-four Indian Canes, some with Silver Heads 14 - -
Item Two Pair of Boots, Four Pair of Shoes, and one Pair of Slippers 2 - -
Another Sail Trunk.
Item Tobacco, near One hundred Fifty Weight 10 - -
Item Four Hides dressed Buff Fashion 5 - -
£. 496 1 -
In another Saile Skin Trunk.
Item Twenty-five Silver Heads for Canes 7 - -
Item a Piece of black Damask, and a Piece of black Sattin 8 10 -
Item Two Piece of black Taffata, and a Piece of Sattin 7 - -
Item One Piece of black Taffata, and One Piece of China Taffata 5 10 -
Item Twenty Ounces of Gold Thread 4 - -
Item Two Pair of Gloves 1 - -
Item One Piece of Cornation, and Two of white Taffataes 2 10 -
Item Twenty-seven Pair of Silk Stockings In a white Box. 13 10 -
Item Fifteen Pieces of Ribband 6 - -
Item Ten Pieces of black Ribband 15 - -
Item Two Remnants of Ribband 6 6 -
Item One Case of Knives, and other Things - 10 -
In a black Leather Trunk
Item One-and-thirty Pieces of White Cotton 15 - -
Item Thirteen Books, most of Velvet Forrels 7 10 -
Item Two Boxes of Sweet Powder, and Two Combs 2 - -
In a black Leather Trunk.
Item Two Suits of Cloaths and a Standish 2 10 -
In another black Leather Trunk.
Item a Servant's Suit and Cloaths, Boots and Shoes, and Linen, and other small Things 5 - -
Item, in another Trunk, in old Cloaths 2 - -
Item One Shift of new Sails, valued in 130 l. 16 s. and One Shift of Sails worn, in 99 l. both 229 16 -
Item in One small Trunk or Chest, the Sum of 12,000 Guilders, as appears by the Confession and Acknowledgment of the Captain of the said Ship, and John Davisson, Secretary to the Dutch Commissary, under their Hands and Seals, and amounting to 1,200 - -
Sum Total £. 5,643 4 6

Et quoniam ego præsatus Johannes Buckham Notor Publicus Tempore Captionis istius Appraisiamenti personaliter præsens interfui; ideo in Fidem et Testimonium præmissorum non solum Nomen, Verum etiam Sigillum meum consuetum Præsentibus apposui, Vicesino quinto Die Septembris, Anno Dom. 1649, Stilo Angliæ.

Richard Mayne,
Thomas Dalking,
George Pawling,
Thomas Short,
Erasmus Hooper,
John Younge.
Johannes Bukeham.

Ordered, That the Committee of the Navy do consider, how much of the Sum of Five thousand Six hundred Forty-three Pounds Four Shillings and Sixpence doth belong unto the Mariners, that took the said Ship, for their Shares; and to give Order, That they be satisfied their Share accordingly.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Navy, to make Payment of the usual Salary, to Mr. Coitmore, the Secretary for the Admiralty.

Serjeant's Servant.

Ordered, That the Sum of Thirty Pounds, in the Hands of Mr. Thomas Vallor, be paid unto Wm. Hull, one of the Servants to the Serjeant at Arms: And that his Acquittance shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said Thomas Vallor, or such Person as shall pay the same.

The Engagement.

Resolved, That the Bill for the Engagement be read the Third time, To-morrow Morning, the first Business.

Timber on Crown Lands.

Mr. Bond reports from the Committee of the Navy, several Letters; one from the Commissioners of the Navy to the Trustees for Sale of the late King's Lands, of the Return of the Number of Trees, and Quantity of Timber, fit for the Service of the Navy, out of the several Parks and Chaces; and two Letters to the Commissioners from the said Trustees; and another Letter from the Commissioners to the Committee for the Admiralty: Which were read.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee appointed to bring in a supplemental Act for further Instructions to the Trustees for Sale of the Lands of the late King, Queen, and Prince, to consider of these several Papers, and of the Business of the Timber and Trees, marked by the Surveyors for the Service of the Navy of this Commonwealth; and present their Opinion to the House, upon the whole Business: And that they do make a Report to the House therein, and also in the other Matters to them referred, with all Speed: And that the Contractors for Sale of the said Lands be required and injoined not to contract for, or make Sale of, any Timber or Trees in any the Lands within the said Act.

Deane Forest.

Colonel Marten reports from the Council of State, the Destructions and Wastes in the Timber in the Forest of Deane.

The humble Representation and Desires of the Mayor, Aldermen, Council, and Company of Merchants of the City of Bristoll, in the Behalf of the City, and the West of England, was this Day read.

The humble Petition of the Jury, Gentlemen, Officers, Freeholders, and Inhabitants of the Forest of Deane, was this Day read.

Ordered, That no Timber Trees, or any other Trees or Wood, be from henceforth cut down or felled within the Forest of Deane, upon any Pretence whatsoever, until this House give further Order.

Ordered, That all the Iron Works within the Forest of Deane, be from henceforth suppressed and demolished: And that it be referred to the Council of State, to take care that the same be effectually done accordingly.

Ordered, That all such Timber Trees, and other Trees, within the said Forest of Deane, which are already cut down, shall be preserved for the Service of the Commonwealth, and not be disposed of, but by Order from this House, or the Council of State.

The Question being propounded, That, as to the Cutting down, Selling, or Disposing of any Timber or Wood, within any Forest belonging to the Commonwealth, the Power of the Committee of Revenue be from henceforth suspended;

The Question being put, That this Question be now put;

It passed with the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put;

It was Resolved, That the Committee of the Revenue be required to call and revoke all Warrants, by them issued, for Cutting, Selling, or Disposing of any Wood or Timber, within any Forest belonging to the Commonwealth.

Ordered, That the Power of the Committee of Irish Affairs, as to the Cutting down, Selling, or Disposing of any Timber Trees, or other Trees or Wood, be from henceforth suspended: And that the said Committee be injoined to recall all Warrants by them issued for that Purpose.