House of Commons Journal Volume 6
16 July 1650

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 16 July 1650', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 6: 1648-1651 (1802), pp. 440-441. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25947 Date accessed: 27 August 2014.


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Die Martis, 16 Julii, 1650.

Prayers.

Treasurer of the Navy.

COLONEL Thompson reports from the Committee of the Navy, as followeth:

"In pursuance of an Order of Parliament, of the Twenty-seventh of June last, whereby the Petition of Sir Henry Vane Knight, Treasurer of the Navy, is referred unto this Committee, to consider thereof; and how the Office of Treasurer of the Navy may be managed for the future, from and after the last of December 1650, for the best Profit, and least Charge, of the Commonwealth; and what Salary is fit to be allowed for the Execution thereof; and also to consider, what Compensation is fit to be given unto the said Sir Henry Vane, out of that Office, or otherwise, in Consideration of his Right in the said Office; and to report their Opinion thereupon, with all Speed;

"Resolved, as the Opinion of this Committee,"

"1. That, as a fit Compensation to be given to the said Sir Henry Vane Knight, Treasurer of the Navy, for the Surrender of his Right to the said Place, and in Consideration of the Profit which will thereby accrue to the State, there be settled upon the said Sir Henry Vane, his Heirs and Assigns for ever, to the clear yearly Value of Twelve hundred Pounds per Annum, over and above all Charges and Reprises, out of the Lands belonging to the late Deans and Chapters, remaining unsold, and next in Course after the Sale of so much of the said Lands, as will satisfy and pay the several Sums charged by Parliament thereupon, and are allowed by Parliament to be paid."

"2. That the said Sir Henry Vane, Treasurer of the Navy, do, on the last Day of December 1650, surrender up his Place of Treasurer of the Navy unto the Parliament, according as is expressed in his Petition; the said Lands being settled on him as aforesaid: Which Settlement nevertheless is so to be made, that the Profits arising out of the said Lands shall become due to the said Sir Henry Vane, only from and after the said last Day of December 1650."

"3. That there shall be one fit and able Person appointed to be Treasurer of the Navy; who, from and after the said Surrender, and Settlement of the Lands abovementioned upon the said Sir Henry Vane, shall personally attend upon that Employment; and be allowed, for the Entertainment and Salary of himself, his Deputies and Clerks, One thousand Pounds per Annum; which shall be in lieu of all Salaries, Fees, and other Profits, formerly belonging to the Place of Treasurer of the Navy."

"That the Person so to be appointed Treasurer, shall give good and sufficient Security for the faithful Discharge of the said Place."

Resolved, That this House doth concur with the Committee, That as a fit Compensation to be given unto Sir Henry Vane Knight, Treasurer of the Navy, for the Surrender of his Right in the said Place, and in Consideration of the Profit which will thereby accrue to the State, there be settled upon the said Sir Henry Vane, his Heirs and Assigns for ever, to the clear yearly Value of Twelve hundred Pounds per Annum; over and above all Charges and Reprises, out of the Lands belonging to the late Deans and Chapters, remaining unsold, and next in Course after the Sale of so much of the said Lands as will satisfy and pay the several Sums charged by Parliament thereupon, and are allowed by Parliament to be paid: And that a Bill be brought in to that Purpose.

Resolved, That the said Sir Henry Vane, Treasurer of the Navy, do, on the last of December 1650, surrender up his Place of Treasurer of the Navy unto the Parliament, according as is expressed in his Petition; the said Lands being settled on him, as aforesaid: Which Settlement nevertheless is so to be made, that the Profits arising out of the said Lands shall become due to the said Sir Henry Vane, only from and after the said last Day of December 1650.

Resolved, That there shall be one fit and able Person appointed to be Treasurer of the Navy; who, from and after the said Surrender and Settlement of the Lands abovementioned upon the said Sir Henry Vane, shall, personally, attend upon that Employment; and be allowed for the Entertainment and Salary, for himself, his Deputies, and Clerks, One thousand Pounds per Annum: Which shall be in lieu of all Salaries, Fees, and other Profits, formerly belonging to the Place of Treasurer of the Navy.

Resolved, That the Person, so to be propounded Treasurer, shall give good and sufficient Security for the faithful Discharge of the said Place.

Grant to Sir H. Vane.

He also reports, An Act for settling Lands of the late Deans and Chapters, of the Value of Twelve hundred Pounds per Annum, upon Sir Henry Vane junior, and his Heirs.

Which was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to Colonel Purefoy, Mr. Say, Colonel Thompson, Alderman Allen, Mr. Scott, Colonel Marten, * Mr. Corbett, Sir John Danvers, Mr. Bond, Sir John Bourchier, Mr. Leman, Lord Grey, Mr. Holland, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Mr. Fell, Sir Wm. Allanson, Mr. Darley, Sir Henry Mildmay, Major Lister, Mr. Garland, Alderman Atkins, Mr. Hayes, Mr. Dixwell, Mr. Ralegh, Colonel Riche; or any Five of them: And this Committee is to meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber; and so de die in diem: With Power to send for Persons, Papers, Records, and Witnesses.

Lilburn's Claims.

Mr. Martin reports from the Committee to whom Lieutenant Colonel Lilburn's Business was referred,

"That the Account now delivered in by Lieutenant Colonel John Lilburne, be reported to the House, barely as Matter of Fact, with such Evidence as is offered."

"That the Sum remaining unpaid unto him, according to that Accompt, is One thousand Five hundred Eighty-three Pounds Eighteen Shillings and Four-pence."

"That the said Sum, according to an Ordinance of Parliament, dated 21 Decembris 1648, ought to be allowed him, out of the Compositions of Sir Henry Bellingham, and Thomas Bowes Esquire; or else, if the Parliament shall not think fit to trouble that Treasury, out of the Deans and Chapters Lands, at Ten Years Purchase, for Possession; and according to that Proportion, for Reversions."

Resolved, That the Parliament doth agree with the Committee in the said Report, That there remains due and unpaid unto Lieutenant Colonel John Lilburne, according to his Accompt delivered in to the said Committee, the Sum of One thousand Five hundred Eighty-three Pounds Eighteen Shillings and Four-pence.

Resolved, That the said Sum of One thousand Five hundred Eighty-three Pounds Eighteen Shillings and Four-pence shall be satisfied unto him, out of the Dean and Chapters Lands, at Ten Years Purchase, for Possession; and according to that Proportion, for Reversions; after the Sale of so much of the said Lands as will satisfy and pay the several Sums of Monies already charged by Parliament thereupon, and allowed by Parliament to be paid; and after Twelve hundred Pounds per Annum to be settled upon Sir Henay Vane, and his Heirs: And Mr. Marten is to bring in an Act for that Purpose.

Jersey Sufferers.

"Whereas, the Fifth of June 1650, it was resolved, by the Parliament, That the Land of Sir Philip Carterett, in the Isle of Jersey, be disposed for the Benefit of the Persons exiled, and kept out of the Isle of Jersey; It is further Ordered, That these Words; viz. "and the Lands of Inheritance of the said Sir Philip Carterett, in the Isle of Sark;" be added to the said Vote.

Hampton Court.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Obstructions, to examine the Business touching the Meadows belonging to Hampton Court, and the Ground before the House, and other Conveniences to it: And to consider what proportion of the said Meadows, Grounds, and other Accommodations there, are fit to be saved and reserved to the Use of the State: And, in case it shall be thought fit to reserve the same, or any Part thereof, for that Use, to consider how some other fit Recompence may be made to the Soldiery, in Satisfaction for the said Meadows, and other Grounds and Accommodations, or so much thereof as shall be reserved for the Use of the State: And that the Sale of the said Meadows and other Grounds be stayed until the Parliament take further Order: And that the Trustees, Contractors, and other Officers for Sale of the Crown Lands, do take notice hereof; and forbear to make Sale of the said Lands, accordingly.

Ordered, That the Committee appointed to take an Account of the State of Deans and Chapters Lands, be required to proceed speedily therein: And, if they see Cause, to prepare and bring in an Act for further Doubling upon Deans and Chapters Lands, after the Debts, already charged thereon, be satisfied by Sale thereof: And that they bring in the said Act on This day-sevennight; and that no further Charge be laid upon the said Lands in the mean time.

Correspondence with Scotland.

Ordered, That the Council of State do bring in the Act prohibiting all Intelligence and Correspondency with Scotland, To-morrow Morning, the first Business; nothing to intervene.

Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State, to take care that there be such a Reserve of Forces as shall be necessary for the Safety of the Commonwealth.

Business deferred.

Ordered, That the Grand Committee touching an equal Representative, and regulating Elections, be adjourned till To-morrow-sevennight: And that the House be then resolved into a Grand Committee thereupon: And that the Amendments to the Act for the Sale of Delinquents Estates be reported to the House To-morrow Morning, the first Business; nothing to intervene.