House of Commons Journal Volume 6
23 July 1650

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 23 July 1650', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 6: 1648-1651 (1802), pp. 444-445. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25951 Date accessed: 30 August 2014.


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Die Martis, 23 Julii, 1650.

Prayers.

Prohibiting Trade with Scotland.

MR. Thomas Challener reports from Council of State, An Act to prohibit all Commerce and Traffick between England and Scotland.

Which was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to Mr. Marten, Mr. Miles Corbett, Mr. Thomas Challenor, Colonel Morley, Mr. John Goodwyn, Colonel Ludlow, Major Salwey, Alderman Allen, Mr. Stephens, Colonel Thompson, Mr. Francis Pierpoint, Colonel Purefoy, Mr. Love, Sir Wm. Strickland, Mr. Blagrave, Mr. Carew, Sir John Danvers, Mr. Edward Ashe, Colonel Hutchinson, Mr. Bond, Mr. Say, Sir Wm. Masham, Major Lister, Colonel Bossevile, Mr. Henry Darley, or any Five of them: And all that come, to have Voices: And this Committee are to meet To-morrow Morning at Seven of the Clock in the Morning, in the Speaker's Chamber: And Mr. Miles Corbett is to take care thereof: and to bring it in To-morrow Morning.

Clithero Tenants.

Colonel Hutchinson reports Amendments to the Bill touching the Tenants of Clithero: Which were twice read; and, after some Amendments thereunto, at the Table, assented unto.

And the said Bill, so amended, was, upon the Question, ordered to be ingrossed; and to be brought in on Thursday Morning next.

Earl of Derby.

Colonel Morley reports from the Council of State,

"That divers well-affected Persons to the Parliament have been and still continue, imprisoned by the Earl of Darby, in the Isle of Man, and suffered much by an hard and miserable Imprisonment there, did thereupon give Order for the Seizing of the Persons of the Children and Servants of the said Earl, residing in Lancashire, and Securing of them in the Garison of Liverpoole: Which was done accordingly: And that they had given Direction; that a Dispatch should be sent to the said Earl, to take notice of the harsh Usage of such as he had made Prisoners, for their good Affections to the Parliament; and to demand them to be set at Liberty; otherwise to let them know, That a Retaliation of like Usage should be made to those of his Family, now in safe Custody, in Lancashire: To which Message no Answer is yet given; the Messengers being not yet returned."

"That they have Information of the said Earl's Harbouring of Pirates, and such as have committed great Spoils and Depredations upon the Goods and Persons of the Members of this Commonwealth; and that he holdeth the Isle of Man in Opposition to the Parliament."

"That it be offered unto the Parliament, if they shall approve of it, That the Fifth Part of the said Earl's Estate, now allowed for the Maintenance of his Children, may be taken away, and disposed of otherwise, as the Parliament shall please to give Order; only reserving a Proportion necessary for the Maintenance of his Children, now in Custody, whilst they shall be thought fit to be kept by the Parliament."

Resolved, That this House doth approve of what the Council of State have done herein.

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Council of State, That the Fifth Part of the Earl of Derby his Estate, now allowed for the Maintenance of his Children, be taken away, and disposed of as the Parliament shall order; reserving a Proportion necessary for the Maintenance of the said Children, whilst they shall be thought fit to be kept by the Parliament.

Ordered, That it be especially recommended to the Admiralty, to take care concerning the Safety of Peele de Fouldray in Lancashire, and the Parts thereabouts, from Pirates, from the Isle of Man, and Parts adjacent.

Earl of Thomond.

The humble Petition of the Earl of Thomond, was this Day read.

Resolved, That the Parliament doth allow of the Sum of Two thousand Eight hundred Twelve Pounds, which was lent, in ready Money, by the Earl of Thomond, for the Service of the State, as a Debt of the Commonwealth due, to be paid to the said Earl of Thomond.

The Question being propounded, That the Sum of Five hundred Pounds, Part of the Two thousand Eight hundred Twelve Pounds, shall be paid out of Goldsmiths Hall, coming in from the Receipt of Haberdashers Hall; and that the Commissioners of Goldsmiths Hall be authorized and required to issue their Warrant unto the Treasurers there to make Payment thereof; and that the Treasurers be required to pay the same unto the said Earl: And the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said Earl shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said Treasurers for the same;

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

It passed with the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put;

It was Resolved, That the Sum of Five hundred Pounds, Part of the Two thousand Eight hundred and Twelve Pounds, shall be paid out of Goldsmiths Hall, coming in from the Receipt of Haberdashers Hall: And that the Commissioners of Goldsmiths Hall be authorized and rerequired to issue their Warrant unto the Treasurers there to make Payment thereof: And that the Treasurers be required to pay the same unto the said Earl: And the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said Earl shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said Treasurers for the same.

The Question being propounded, That Twenty Pounds per Week, for Five Weeks, now next coming, be paid unto the said Earl of Thomond, out of the Treasury of Goldsmiths Hall, of the Money coming in upon the Receipt of Haberdashers Hall; in Part of the Remainder of the said Two thousand Eight hundred Twelve Pounds: And that the Commissioners of Goldsmiths Hall be authorized and required to issue their Warrants to the Treasurers there to make Payment thereof, accordingly: And that the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said Earl shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said Treasurers for the same;

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

It passed in the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put;

It was Resolved, by the Parliament, That Twenty Pounds per Week, for Five Weeks now next coming, be paid unto the said Earl of Thomond, out of the Treasury of Goldsmiths Hall, of the Money coming in upon the Receipt of Haberdashers Hall, in Part of the Remainder of the said Two thousand Eight hundred Twelve Pounds: And that the Commissioners of Goldsmiths Hall be authorized and required to issue their Warrants to the Treasurers there to make Payment thereof, accordingly: And that the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said Earl shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said Treasurers for the same.

Resolved, That the Residue of the said Two thousand Eight hundred Twelve Pounds, due to the Earl of Thomond, be charged upon the Rebels Lands in Ireland, after former Engagements.

Resolved, That it be recommended to the Commissioners of Parliament appointed to go over into Ireland, to see this Vote performed, accordingly.

Delinquents Compositions.

Resolved, That all such Delinquents, whose Compositions having been set, have not paid in all or any Part thereof at the Times limited and appointed; and, for Non-payment, have incurred the Penalties formerly imposed; and shall pay in their whole Fines, or such Part thereof as yet remains unpaid, with Interest for the same since the time the same should have been paid; viz. All such whose Habitations are within Eighty Miles of London, before the Fourteenth Day of August; and all others at a greater Distance, before the First Day of September next; shall be discharged from the said Penalties: But, in Default of Payment thereof, the whole Estate of every such Delinquent shall be, and is hereby declared to be, confiscated, for the Use of the Commonwealth: And the Commissioners for Compounding with Delinquents are injoined to take care, that this Order be put in effectual Execution: And that they return the Names, to the Committee of the Army, of all such as shall not have paid in their whole Fine by the Days aforesaid, in order to the speedy Sale of their Estates, for the Use of the Commonwealth.

Ordered, to be printed and published.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State to take special Care, that this Order be published, and sent into all the Parts of this Commonwealth.

Sir Gervas Scroope, &c.

Resolved, That the Business of Sir Gervas Scroope, the Lady Carey, and the Earl of Downe, be heard on Tuesday Morning next.

Ld. Grey.

Resolved, That the Report touching the Lord Grey, be made on Thursday next.

Lilburne's Claims.

Colonel Martin reports, A Bill for Fifteen hundred Eighty-three Pounds Eighteen Shillings and Fourpence, under Lieutenant Colonel John Lilburne, out of the Remainder of Lands of the late Deans and Chapters.

Which was this Day read the First and Second time.

And the Question being put, That the said Bill be Committed;

It passed with the Negative.

And the said Bill, upon the Question, was ordered to be ingrossed.