House of Commons Journal Volume 6
3 September 1650

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 3 September 1650', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 6: 1648-1651 (1802), pp. 460-462. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25974 Date accessed: 24 November 2014.


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Die Martis, 3 Septembris, 1650.

Prayers.

Willoughby's, &c. Arrears.

THE humble Petition of Colonel Thomas Willoughby, late Governor of Coventry, and Major Gamaliell Purefoy, was this Day read.

Ordered, by the Parliament, That the Sum of Nine hundred and Four Pounds Eight Shillings Four-pence, due to the said Colonel Thomas Willoughby, for his Arrears of Pay, upon his Accompts stated under the Auditor's Hands, shall be paid and satisfied unto him out of the real and personal Estates of such concealed Papists and Delinquents, and out of such Under-values of Compounders, as he shall discover to the Commissioners at Goldsmiths Hall and Haberdashers Hall: And the said Commissioners are required to proceed upon such Discoveries, and give Warrant to the Treasurers of the said several Receipts for Payment thereof to him out of such Discoveries, accordingly: And the Acquittance or Acquittances of the said Colonel Thomas Willoughby shall be their sufficient Discharge in that Behalf.

Ordered, That the Sum of Six hundred Six Pounds Eighteen Shillings and Eleven-pence, due unto Major Gamaliell Purefoy, for his Arrears of Pay, upon his Accompts stated under the Auditors Hands, shall be paid and satisfied unto him out of the real and personal Estates of such concealed Papists and Delinquents, and out of such Under-values of Compounders, as he shall discover to the Commissioners at Goldsmiths Hall and Haberdashers Hall: And the said Commissioners are required to proceed upon such Discoveries, accordingly; and give Warrant to the Treasurers of the said several Receipts, for Payment thereof to him out of such Discoveries, accordingly: And the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said Gamaliell Purefoy shall be their sufficient Discharge, in that Behalf.

Boothby's, &c. Petition.

Ordered, That the Petitions of Colonel Boothby and Sir Robert King be read To-morrow Morning at Eleven of Clock.

Door shut.

Resolved, That the Door be shut until Twelve of Clock.

East India Company.

The Question being propounded, That this House do give Leave to the East India Company, to transport, in the Ship Farewell, Twenty thousand Pounds in Foreign Coin and Bullion;

And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;

It passed with the Negative.

Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of Trade, to consider of the Desires of the East India Company, for transporting in the Ship Farewell, now bound for the Coast of Choromandell, Foreign Coin and Bullion to the Value of Twenty thousand Pounds.

Resolved, That the Council of Trade do report their Opinion therein to the House.

Resolved, That this be added to the former Order.

And so it was Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of Trade, to consider of the Desires of the East India Company, for transporting, in the Ship Farewell, now bound for the Coast of Choromandell, Foreign Coin and Bullion to the Value of Twenty thousand Pounds: And that the said Council do report their Opinions therein to the House.

Colonel Jones reports from the Council of State, A Letter from the General, dated from the Leaguer at Collinton near Edinburgh, the Twenty-seventh Day of August 1650.

Which was this Day read.

And another from John Rushworth, of the Twentyseventh of August, 1650, from Musselburgh Harbour.

Which was this Day read.

Ordered, That the said Letters be referred to the Council of State, to take care of the Desires and Proposals in the said Letters; and to do therein what they shall think fit; or report to the House, as they see Cause.

Publick Revenue.

Major Salwey reports from the Committee to whom it was referred to consider of all Ways and Means for bringing in or Advance of Monies for the publick Service.

An Abstract of the State of the several Treasuries; viz.

Of the Excise:
There hath been received into the Treasury, from the Eleventh of September 1643, to the Twenty-fourth of June 1650, being Six Years and Three Quarters, upon the Grand Ordinance £. s. d.
1,915,705 6 8
For the Commonwealth:
The present and subsequent Charge upon the said Receipt 1,264,449 14
For particular Uses:
To particular Persons: Whereof 384,000£. is upon Account of Bishops Lands 560,447 11
To the Treasurers for maimed Soldiers 330£. per Week: Which amounts to, for One whole Year 17,160 - -
The daily growing Interest, which, per Estimate, drawn from what was paid last Year, will amount to, for One Year 52,187 - -
The incident Charges of the Office, both for City and Country, Auditor and Comptroller, Rents and Assessments, estimated to be One Eighth of the annual Receipts of the Office
Rest in Cash in the Treasury, upon the Grand Ordinance, the Twenty-fourth of August 1650 1,292 17

Memorandum, That Two hundred thousand Pounds, Remainder of the Three hundred and Fifty thousand Pounds appropriated to the Service of the Commonwealth, and disposable by the Council of State, is to commence Payment upon the Second of September 1650, and will require at least Twelve Months to complete its Payment; and that, from the Determination of that Payment, it will be near Six Months before the Parliament will receive any considerable Sum out of the Excise.

Publick Revenue.

Of Goldsmiths Hall; viz. Sequestrations, Compositions.
For Sequestrations; viz.
The annual Revenues of Delinquents and Papists Estates under Sequestration in the several Counties, exhibited £. s. d.
137,700 14 10½ £. s. d.
In the Eight Counties, besides Wales, not yet exhibited, per Estimation 32,300 - - 170,000 14 10½
Whereof if the Parliament shall sell the annual Revenue of 70,000 - -
There will remain, for an annual Revenue to the Commonwealth, per Estimation 100,000 14 10½
For Compositions; viz.
Charged upon the said Receipts:
To be paid to the Treasurers at War, for the Armies 113,715 4 9 372,268 10 -
To the Treasurers at Weavers Hall, out of the One Moiety, being Counter Security for the Monies lent upon Bishops Lands 230,000 - -
To particular Persons 28,553 5 3
Towards the Discharge whereof:
Due from several Persons, by Bond, and otherwise 93,165 14 - 224,580 14 3
Due from others w .. have been fined, but paid no Part of their Fines 131,415 - 3

Question, Whether Persons intended in the last Article be not comprehended under the Value of the Revenue of the Sequestrations; which if they be, that Revenue will be sunk proportionably.

He reports likewise, An Abstract of the State of the Charge both of the Army and Navy.

Resolved, That Fifty thousand Pounds more be raised, by way of Doubling, upon the Sale of Dean and Chapters Lands, as a Foundation of further Credit.

Major Salwey reports from the said Committee;

"Upon Consideration of the Certificate of the Contractors, made unto this Committee the One-and-thirtieth of August 1650, expressing, that the Value of such of the Deans and Chapters Lands, as have been contracted for to the Thirtieth Instant, amounteth unto the gross Sum of Nine hundred Eighty thousand Seven hundred and Twenty-four Pounds Fifteen Shillings and Six-pence, or thereabouts; whereof there is, in Reprize, Twenty-six thousand Ninety-three Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Eight-pence, or thereabouts: So that the net Sum remaining, ultra Reprizes, is Nine hundred Fifty-four thousand Five hundred and Thirty-one Pounds One Shilling and Ten-pence, or thereabouts."

Publick Revenue.

"And, upon Perusal of the Act of Parliament for the Settling of Twelve hundred Pounds per Annum upon Sir Henry Vane junior, next in Course; after which is also the Monies charged for Lieutenant Colonel John Lilburne; appointing, that, so soon as the said Contractors shall have contracted for Monies upon the said Lands, to the Value of One hundred and Eighty thousand Pounds, the said Sir Henry Vane and John Lilburne shall be admitted the Benefit of their respective Acts; and taking Notice, that it does appear, from the Treasurers and Register Accomptant, that the whole Sum of doubled Bills, and transferred Money, charged on the Security of the said Lands, besides the Interest for the same, amounts unto Eight hundred Sixty-two thousand One hundred and Ninetythree Pounds Three Shillings and Three-Pence; whereby there is cast in the Sum of One hundred Twenty-seventhousand Nine hundred and Seven Pounds, or thereabouts, for Interest, Reprizes, and other Charges, to make up the said Sum of One hundred and Eighty thousand Pounds."

"For the ascertaining therefore the Course in which the said Sir Henry Vane and Lieutenant Colonel Lilburne shall be admitted by the Contractors, and that the Monies hereafter to be doubled for the Use of the Publick may be of no Prejudice to the said Sir Henry Vane and the said Lieutenant Colonel John Lilburne, the Committee are of Opinion, That the Parliament be moved to declare, That the said Sir Henry Vane and Lieutenant Colonel John Lilburne be admitted forthwith, by the Contractors, to be satisfied their several Proportions, and to receive the Benefit of their respective Acts."

Resolved, That the Parliament doth declare and order, That Sir Henry Vane and Lieutenant Colonel John Lilburne be admitted forthwith by the Contractors, Trustees, and other Officers, for Sale of Lands of the late Deans, Deans and Chapters, or whom it may concern, to be satisfied their several Proportions, and to receive the Benefit of their respective Acts.

Major Salway reports from the said Committee; "That the Value of the whole . . . . ., belonging to the late Deans, &c. offered already by the Parliament to Sale, by Estimate, is Ten hundred and Sixty thousand Pounds."

"the Value of the whole Charge thereupon, by Estimate, is Ten hundred and Ten thousand Pounds."

"So there remains, as a Foundation of further Credit, the Sum of Fifty thousand Pounds."

"Certain Lands, always in the Possession of the Deans, &c. as also certain annual or Fee-farm Rents, paid to the Deans, &c. out of Rectories Impropriate; neither of all which, as yet offered by the Parliament to Sale, are of the Value, by Estimate, of One hundred and Ten thousand Pounds."

"If the Parliament please to hold forth the Premises as a Ground of Security, by way of Doubling, and shall discharge the Land of Thirty-four thousand Three hundred and Eighty-seven Pounds Four Shillings Threepence of transferred Money, at present actually charged thereupon, and comprehended within the Value of the whole Charge above mentioned; and shall discharge the Temporalities of the Charge of pious Uses, estimated Thirty thousand Pounds;"

"It is conceived the Parliament may raise, in ready Money, the Sum of One hundred thousand Pounds, and secure the like Sum to such Persons to whom the Parliament is indebted the same."

Resolved, That the Glebe Lands which were in the Possession of the late Deans and Chapters, or their Farmers, be exposed to Sale, as a Foundation of further Credit: And that an Act be brought in accordingly: And Mr. Attorney and Mr. Miles Corbett, or one of them, is to prepare and bring in an Act accordingly.

Resolved, That such Fee-farm Rents as have heretofore been reserved upon Grants from the Crown of Rectories Impropriate, and paid to the late Deans and Chapters, be exposed to Sale, as a Foundation of further Credit: And that the same be inserted into the said Act, so to be brought in, accordingly.

Major Salway reports from the Committee for removing Obstructions in Deans and Chapters Lands,

Monies transferred with a Quære, but not allowed of by this Committee in the Purchase of Deans and Chapters Lands.

Excise: £. s. d.
Colonel Massie, with Interest 944 6 2
Merchant Adventurers Company, with Interest 13,804 - -
Major General Browne, with Interest 5,000 - -
£ 19,748 6 2
Goldsmiths Hall: £. s. d.
Major General Massie assigned to Mr. Leithevilier 1,000 - -
Major General Browne 4,000 - -
County of Derby 2,400 - -
Committee of Hereford Part 3,702 3 -
Scotts Officers, Part 3,536 15 1
14,638 18 1
Brought over 19,748 6 2
£ 34,387 4 3

Resolved, That the Lands of the late Deans and Chapters be discharged of and from the Sum of Nine hundred and Forty-four Pounds Six Shillings and Two-pence, to Colonel Massy, with Interest, formerly charged upon the said Lands.

Resolved, That the said Lands of the late Deans and Chapters be discharged of and from the Sum of Thirteen thousand Eight hundred and Four Pounds, to the Merchant Adventurers Company, with Interest, formerly charged on the said Lands.