Die Jovis, 4 Aprilis, 1650.
Duty on Coals.
AN Act for laying an Imposition upon Coals, towards
the Building of Ships for guarding the Seas, was
this Day read the First time; and, upon the Question
ordered to be read the Second time, This-day-sevennight.
Resolved, That the House, at the Rising on Saturday,
do adjourn until Tuesday Morning then next following.
Ordered, That the Business of Fifteen per Centum
allowed to the Merchants, upon the Customs, be taken
into Consideration This-day-sevennight.
Lord Deincourt's Estate.
Mr. Say reports from the Committee at Goldsmiths
Hall, the Desires and Overtures of Nicholas Leeke
Esquire, Son and Heir-apparent of the Lord Deincourt,
"The humble Desires and Overtures of Nicholas Leeke
Esquire, Son and Heir-apparent of the Lord Deincourt."
"Whereas his Father's Fine amounts to Eighteen
thousand Pounds odd Money, far exceeding his Ability
to pay: Your Petitioner, according to Order of the
honourable the Commissioners for Compositions, humbly
submits to the Fine, to have the Estate of his said Father
settled upon him and his Heirs in Fee, or upon such as
he shall nominate and appoint, or so much of the said
Fine as the Parliament shall be pleased to accept; which,
upon the ensuing Reasons, he humbly prayeth, may be
taken into Consideration, and some favourable Abatement,
as unto their grave Wisdoms shall seem meet."
"That the Fine is set at a Third of the full Value of
the Estate, without any Abatement, the Estate being
Three thousand Six hundred Pounds per Annum: That
his Mother hath a Fifth for her present Maintenance;
and if his Father die, who is very aged and infirm, is
intituled to a Third, as her Dower."
"That the Estate is charged with Sixteen thousand
Pounds to be raised for Portions for Four Sisters, yet
"That your Petitioner, for his Affection to the Parliament, and adhering to them, incurring thereby his
Father's Displeasure for these Eight Years, hath not had
any Allowance or Maintenance; whereby he hath been
enforced to run in Debt, for which he is now a Prisoner
in the Upper Bench."
"That, of what certain Fine shall be accepted, Three
hundred Eighty-two Pounds per Annum may be settled in
Rectories, and Allowance for the same, in the First Payment: And that, for this Purpose, an Act may be drawn,
as Council shall advise."
Ordered, That the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall do
prepare an Act for settling the Estate of the Lord of
Deincourt upon Nicholas Leeke Esquire, his Son and Heirapparent, for the Fine of Eighteen thousand Pounds: And
that the Committee have Power to insert into the Bill a
Clause for making an Allowance out of the said Fine, for
the Rectories, Part of that Estate, to the Value of Three
hundred Eighty-two Pounds per Annum, in Part of the
First Payment, if the said Committee shall think fit.
An Act for Sale of the Estates of divers Delinquents
was this Day read the First time; and, upon the Question,
ordered to be read again the Second time, on Saturday
An Act against Transportation of Coin or Bullion, out
of this Commonwealth, into the Parts beyond the Seas,
was this Day read the First time, and, upon the Question,
ordered to be read the Second time, upon Saturday Morning next, after the Act for Sale of Delinquents Estates.
Relief of Tenants.
Mr. Garland reports, Amendments to the Act for relieving Tenants against the Oppression of Delinquent
Landlords: Which were this Day read the First and Second time: and the Act and Amendments laid aside.
Indemnity of Tenants, &c.
A Bill for the Indemnity of Tenants, and other wellaffected Persons, against the Injuries and Oppressions of
delinquent Landlords, was this Day read the First time;
and, upon the Question, ordered to be read the Second
time on Saturday Morning next.
Ordered, That the Business concerning Money be
taken up on Tuesday Morning next, the first Business;
nothing to intervene.