Die Mercurii, 31 Julii, 1650.
Representation and Elections.
THE House, according to former Order, was this
Day resolved into a Grand Committee, touching
an equal Representative, and for regulating Elections.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Say took the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Say reports from the Grand Committee, touching
an equal Representative, and for regulating Elections,
That the said Committee have adjourned until This-daysevennight; and desire the Leave of the House to sit then.
Resolved, That the House be resolved into a Grand
Committee, on This-day-sevennight, touching an equal
Representative, and for regulating Elections: And that
Mr. Speaker do then forbear to take the Chair.
Ld. Grey's Account.
Mr. Salwey reports from the Commissioners for Compounding;
11 Februarii 1649.
An Account of the Rents of the Earl of Chesterfield's
Estate in the Counties of Nott. Derby, Lincoln, and
Werwick, received by the Lord Greie's Agents by
virtue of an Ordinance of Parliament, dated the
One-and-twentieth of March 1647, and of an Order
of the House of Commons, bearing the 4th of April
1648; the Sequestration of the said Earl's Estate,
being, by the said Orders of Parliament, disposed of
to the Lord Grey, for the Satisfying of the Sum of
Five thousand One hundred and Twenty Pounds.
10 Aprilis 1648.
|Received of Ensign Rudderby, by Order of the Committee of Nott'. for Half a Year's Rent, due the Twenty-fifth of March last, for the Earl of Chesterfield's Estate in Com' Nott'
|26 Octobris 1648.
|Of Mr. Thomas Browne, by Directions from the said Committee of Nott', for Half a Year's Rent, due at Michaelmas, for the said Earl's Estate in Com' Nott', the Sum of
|Of the said Mr. Browne, for Half a Year's Rent, due at Michaelmas, for the Estate in Com' Lincoln'
|Of the Committee of Stafford, for Rent due at Michaelmas, for the Estate in that County
|Of Mr. Wm. Gyles, for Michaelmas Rent due for the said Earl's Estate in Com' Derby
8 Martii 1646.
Of the said Mr. Wm. Gyles, for Half a Year's Rent, due the last of February, for the Estate in Com' Derby
Of the Committee of Warwick, for Half a Year's Rent, due the Twenty-fifth of March last, for the Estate in that County
Of Mr. Thomas Browne, for Rents due the Twenty-fifth of March, for the Estate in Com' Nott'
Sum received, in toto, is £.
Whereof paid to the said Mr. William Gyles, for the Lord Chesterfield's Allowance, at 50s. a Week, from Michaelmas 1648, to the last of February following, according to Order of Parliament, in that Behalf
|Remains due to the Lord Grey, this Eleventh of June, the Sum of
|Received of Mr. Thomas Browne, and others, Farmers of my Lord Chesterfield's Estate in Com' Nott', for Half a Year's Rent, due at Michaelmas
|Received of Lieutenant Lupton, being the Remainder of the Rent for the Impropriate Tythe of Burton; the rest being paid to the Ministers by virtue of an Order from the Committee of plundered Ministers and in Taxes
|Received of Mr. Wm. Giles, on the Behalf of the Farmers of the Earl of Chesterfield's Estate in Com' Derby
The Total of my Lord Greie's Receipts is Jan. 1649.
|Remains due to my Lord, of the 5,120£. the just Sum of
He also reports, A Certificate from the Treasurers to
the Commissioners for Advance of Monies, That the
Lord Grey hath received but Eleven hundred and Fifty
Pounds of the Fifteen hundred Pounds, ordered to his
Lordship by Order of Parliament, in Part of his Arrears
of Monies which is due to his Lordship: So there remains due to him, of the Fifteen hundred Pounds, the
Sum of Three hundred and Fifty Pounds.
Resolved, That this House doth approve of this Account of the Lord Grey; and doth allow of the Debt of
Two thousand One hundred and Ninety Pounds Three
Shillings and Ten-pence, remaining due to the Lord
Grey upon the said Account.
Whereas by an Order of the Lords and Commons, assembled in Parliament, dated the One and twentieth of
March 1647, it was ordered, That the Sum of Five thousand One hundred and Twenty Pounds, due to the Lord
Grey as Major General, and in Satisfaction of all Demands
and Dues demandable by the said Lord Grey, be paid unto
him the said Lord Grey, or his Assigns, out of the Sequestration of the Earl of Chesterfield's Estate: And the several
and respective Committees, Commissioners, Sequestrators,
Solicitors, and Treasurers, in the several Counties where the
said Estate, or any Part thereof, lies, were authorized to pay
unto the Lord Grey or his Assigns, the Rents and Profits
arising from the said sequestred Estate, from time to time,
as they should grow due until the said Sum of Five thousand One hundred and Twenty Pounds should be fully paid
and satisfied: And whereas it appears upon Account, that
there is yet remaining due to the said Lord Grey, the Sum
of Two thousand One hundred and Ninety Pounds Three
Shillings and Tenpence of the said Sum of Five thousand
One hundred and Twenty Pounds; It is this Day Ordered,
by the Parliament; That the Commissioners for Compounding, &c. be authorized and required to issue their Warrant
or Warrants to the Treasurers of that Receipt to make
Payment unto the said Lord Grey, or his Assigns, the Rents
which did incur at Lady-day last, for the Estate of the said
Earl of Chesterfield, and which are already paid in to the
Treasurers of Goldsmiths Hall: And all such Rents and
Profits as shall be received out of the said Estate, or any
Part thereof, from time to time, as the same shall be received, until the said Lord Grey shall be fully satisfied the
said Two thousand One hundred and Ninety Pounds
Three Shillings and Ten-pence, Residue of the said Five
thousand One hundred and Twenty Pounds: And that
the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said Lord Grey,
or his Assigns, shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said
Treasurers for the same.
Resolved, That the Commissioners for Compounding,
&c. be authorized and required to issue their Warrants to
the Treasurers of Haberdashers Hall, to make Payment of
the Sum of Three hundred and Fifty Pounds to the Lord
Grey, Residue of the said Sum of Fifteen hundred Pounds,
in full Satisfaction of the said Fifteen hundred Pounds:
And that the Treasurers of Haberdashers Hall be required
to make Payment thereof, accordingly: And that the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said Lord Grey shall be
a sufficient Discharge unto the said Treasurers for the same.
Colonel Purefoy reports from the Commissioners for
Compounding, the Account of Colonel Thomas Waite, of
what Money he hath received in Part of his Ordinance of
Two thousand and Ten Pounds, dated 4 Sept. 1648; viz.
Imprimis, Received of the Lord Beaumont's personal Estate, sequestred by Order of the Committee of Leicestershire
|Received nothing out of his Lands, they being all under Extent
|Received out of Sir Wingfield Bodenham's Estate, it being very small, from the Committee of Rutland, and the Committee of Hunt'
|Received out of Mr. John Pate's Estate, from the Committee of Leicester
|Received, in toto, in Part of my Ordinance
|So that there remains due to me, upon the said Ordinance
The humble Petition of Colonel Thomas Wayte, a
Member of this House, was this Day read.
A Certificate from Matthew Barry and John Clerk,
touching the Value of certain Grounds in Leifield in Com'
Rutl. whereof Colonel Wayte had a Lease from the Duke
Resolved, upon the Question, by the Parliament, That
Colonel Thomas Wayte be admitted to come in and contract as a Purchaser of the Inheritance of the Grounds in
Leifield in Com' Rutland, which he had in Lease from the
Duke of Bucks, lately expired, and hath still in his Possession as the present Tenant, and have the Benefit of
Pre-emption: And that the Sum of Four hundred and
One Pounds Nine Shillings and Six-pence, remaining due
to him upon his Account, be allowed unto him, in Part
of the Money to be by him paid for the Purchase of the
Inheritance of the said Grounds: And that the Trustees,
Contractors, and Treasurers, for the Sale of Delinquents
Lands, be ordered and injoined to take Notice thereof;
and to admit him accordingly.
The humble Petition of Sir Gervas Scroope Knight, and
Adrian Scroope Esquire, his Son, was this Day read.
Resolved, That Sir Gervas Scroope be admitted to pay
in the Remainder of the principal Money, for his Composition, on or by the Twenty-sixth Day of December
next, without any Penalty for Non-payment thereof before that Time.
Resolved, (fn. [a]) That Sir Roger Cooper be admitted to pay
in the principal Money, for his Composition, by the First
Day of October next, without any Penalty for Non-payment thereof before that Time.
Ly. Rohda Fairfax, &c.
The humble Petition of the Lady Rohda Fairfax, late
Widow of Fardinando Lord Fairfax, deceased, and formerly Wise of Thomas Hussey Esquire, and of Dame Elizabeth Hussey, Widow, the Relict of Sir Edward Hussey
on the Behalf of themselves, and their Children, was
this Day read.
The Question be . . . propounded, That the Remainder
of Sir Edward Hussey's Fine be discharged, and the Sequestration taken off; and that the Commissioners of
Goldsmiths Hall be authorized and required to discharge
and take off the same, accordingly.
And the Question being put, That that Question be
It passed with the Affirmative.
And the main Question being put;
It was Resolved, That the Remainder of Sir Edward
Hussey's Fine be discharged and the Sequestration taken
off: And that the Commissioners of Goldsmiths Hall be
authorized and required to discharge and take off the
Countess of Exeter.
The humble Petition of Elizabeth Countess Dowager
of Exeter, the Relict of the Right honourable David late
Earl of Exeter, deceased, was this Day read.-
A Letter from the Lord General Cromwell, of the
Twenty-eighth of June 1650, was this Day read.-
Countess of Exeter.
Ordered, That the Fine, Composition, and Value, of
and for the Wardship and Marriage of John now Earl of
Exeter, and all Rents, and Arrears of Rent, and all
Seizures, Issues, Extents, mean Rates, and incident
Charges. and all Process issued for the same, or any of
them, and Proceedings thereupon, be, and are hereby,
absolutely pardoned, discharged, and remitted, in full
Satisfaction to the Countess Dowager of Exeter, and Discharge of all her Damages and Losses: And that the
Committee of the Revenue, Barons of the Exchequer,
and all others whom it may concern, are hereby required
and injoined to take speedy Order for the effectual Discharge of the same; and of all Process and Proceedings
for the said Fine, Composition, Value of Marriage, Rents,
Arrears of Rent, Issues, Seizures, Extents, mean Rates,
and incident Charges, accordingly, upon Record: And
all Officers, Ministers of Justice, and Persons concerned
herein, are to take Notice hereof; and to forbear the
Issuing or Execution of any Process, or further Proceedings thereupon, accordingly: And, if any thing be levied
already, for any the Causes aforesaid, which is not already
accounted for, and paid in to the State, the same is
hereby ordered to be repaid to the said Countess: And
this Order, without any further or other Warrant, is and
shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the said
Committee, Barons of the Exchequer, Officers, Ministers
of Justice, and others herein concerned, for what they,
or any of them, shall do in Execution hereof.
Major Gill, &c.
Sir Wm. Allanson reports from the Committee for the
Northern Association; viz.
IN pursuance of Two several Orders of Parliament,
the one dated 16 Februarii, and the other dated 21
Februarii 1649, for the examining the Miscarriages, and
the Truth of the Case, touching the Seventeen thousand
One hundred and Thirty-eight Pounds Ten Shillings and
Eleven-pence, transferred on Deans and Chapters Lands,
for the Northern Officers; this Committee, upon Examination of the List of the Northern Officers, of the Twoand-twentieth of May 1647, do find, That Major Gill,
having surreptitiously gotten out his Debenture from the
precedent Clerk of this Committee, and notwithstanding
he is listed, and hath accepted of and received his Third
Part of the said List, in full Satisfaction, yet hath he
doubled Six hundred Pounds thereof, above his Proportion, upon Dean and Chapters Lands, and which no other
Officer in the said List hath done, as is certified to us by
the Register Accomptant of Gourney House: And that
Colonel Mathew Alured, and Cornet Thomas Mason,
named in the said List, whose Debentures do appear to
the said Register Accomptant to be unsold, may have the
Benefit of the Order of Parliament of the Sixteenth of February last, for doubled Money; and also all such others
as shall make their Debentures appear unto the said Register Accomptant to be unsold, may have the like Benefit.
Ordered, That the Lands purchased by Major George
Gill, of the Lands of the late Deans and Chapters Lands,
be resumed to the Use of the Commonwealth, in respect
of the Cozenage done by the said Major George Gill to
the State in that Purchase, according to the Act of
Parliament: And that the Trustees and Contractors for
the Sale of the said Lands be authorized and required to
resume the same accordingly: And all other Officers
within the said Act are required to take Notice hereof.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to
take such speedy Course as they shall think fit, for Removing of Major George Gill from his Place of Command: And that he be disabled for ever hereafter from
having any further Employment or Command in the
Service of the Commonwealth.
Ordered, That Colonel Matthew Alured, and Cornet
Thomas Mason, have the Benefit of the Order of Parliament of the Sixteenth of February last, for the Monies
due upon their Debentures, to be accounted and taken
as Monies doubled upon the Sale of Dean and Chapters
Lands: And that they have the same Advantages as the
Persons have, who have doubled Monies on the said Lands
according to the said Order, notwithstanding the Order
of the One-and-twentieth of February last.
Colonel Rich reports from the Committee of the Navy,
IN pursuance of an Order of Parliament, whereby the
humble Petition of Caleb Burton is referred unto this
Committee, to state the Accompts of the said Caleb Burton; and to find out some way, How he may be satisfied
the Monies due to him from the State; this Committee,
upon Examination, do find, That there is due to the said
Caleb Burton, in the Right of his Wife, the Relict of
Captain Richard Dawkes, the Sum of Two thousand Six
hundred Twenty-eight Pounds Four Shillings and a Peny:
And, in regard there are great Sums of Money charged
upon Captain Myles Temple, late Collector of the Port of
Dover, Part whereof he alledgeth to be in the Hands of
divers Merchants, and other Part thereof to be received
by the said Caleb Burton, without his Order; this Committee are of Opinion, That the said Sum of Two thousand Six hundred Twenty-eight Pounds Four Shillings
and a Peny be allowed unto him, out of the Monies
owing by the Merchants in the Time of Captain Temple's
being Collector, as aforesaid, to be discharged upon the
Account of the said Captain Temple, so as Captain Temple
do make good all other Monies chargeable upon him.
Resolved, That the Parliament doth agree with the
Committee in this Report, That the Sum of Two thousand Six hundred Twenty-eight Pounds Four Shillings
and a Peny, due unto Caleb Burton, in Right of his
Wife, the Relict of Captain Richard Dawkes, be allowed
unto him, out of the Monies owing by the Merchants in
the Time of Captain Temple's being Collector: And that
the said Monies be discharged upon the Account of the
said Captain Temple, so as the said Captain Temple do
make good all other Monies chargeable upon him.