House of Commons Journal Volume 6
5 December 1650

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 5 December 1650', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 6: 1648-1651 (1802), pp. 505. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26027 Date accessed: 23 August 2014.


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Die Jovis, 5 Decembris, 1650.

Prayers.

Proceedings on late King's Tryal.

ORDERED, That the Report touching the Proceedings of the High Court of Justice, in the late King's Tryal, be taken into Consideration This day-sevennight; nothing to intervene: And that Mr. Speaker do put the House in mind thereof.

Grants to Coote, &c.

Ordered, That Lands of Inheritance of the yearly Value of Five hundred Pounds per Annum, upon Survey, upon Oath, of the Rebels Lands in Ireland, be settled upon Sir Charles Coote, and his Heirs: And the Commissioners for Ireland be, and are hereby, impowered and authorized, upon a Survey, on Oath, to set out Lands of that Value, according to the Values they held in the Year 1640; reserving thereupon, to the Use of the Commonwealth of England, a yearly Rent, not under the Proportion set down in the Act touching the Adventurers; and to put Sir Charles Coote in Possession of the same, according to the Tenor of the Order of Parliament, of the Seventeenth of August 1649: And that the said Commissioners do certify their Proceeding herein to the Parliament, to the End the same may be confirmed by Parliament.

Resolved, That the Commissioners, appointed for the Affairs of Ireland, be authorized, upon a Survey, upon Oath, to set out Lands to the Value of Five hundred Pounds per Annum, of the Rebels Lands in Ireland, according to the Values the same Lands held in the Year 1640; reserving thereupon, to the Use of the Commonwealth of England, a yearly Rent, not under the Proportions set down in the Act for the Adventurers; and to settle the Possession of the same, according to the Direction of Lieutenant General Jones his Will; and to certify their Doings in the Premises, to the End the same may be approved of, and confirmed, by Parliament.

Resolved, That the Commissioners for Ireland be authorized, upon a Survey, upon Oath, to set out Lands of the Irish Rebels in Ireland, of the clear yearly Value of Two hundred Pounds, according to the Value the same held in the Year 1640; to be settled upon Doctor Henry Jones, and his Heirs; reserving thereupon, to the Use of the Commonwealth of England, a yearly Rent, not under the Proportions set down in the Act, touching the Adventurers; and to certify their Doings in the Premises, to the Parliament, to the End the same may be approved of, and confirmed, by Parliament.

The humble Petition of Dame Mary Culme, Widow, and late Wife of Lieutenant General Jones, deceased, was this Day read.

Resolved, That Three hundred Pounds be paid to the Lady Dame Mary Culme, Widow, late Wife of Lieutenant General Jones, deceased, for Supply of her present Necessities: And that the Council of State do take care to see the same forthwith paid accordingly: And that the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said Dame Mary Culme, or her Assigns, shall be a sufficient Discharge to such Person or Persons, as shall pay the same, upon such Order of the Council of State.

Prices, &c. Arrears.

Resolved, That Captain Richard Price, Colonel Thomas Mason, Captain Thomas Ball, and Richard Chedle Esquire, shall have and receive Five hundred Pounds apiece, out of the Two thousand Pounds appointed for and towards Satisfaction of their Arrears, Disbursements and Losses, according to the true Intent of an Act of Parliament, for admitting the six Counties of North Wales to a General Composition: And that the Commissioners for Compounding with Delinquents be authorized and required to allow of, and to issue, Warrants to the Treasurers, to pay the same accordingly: And that the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said several Persons, their Executors or Assigns, shall be a sufficient Discharge unto the said Treasurers for the same.

Sir R. Salstonstall.

The humble Petition of Sir Richard Salstonstall Knight, was this Day read.

Parker's Petition.

The humble Petition of Henry Parker Esquire was this Day read.

Wildman's Petition.

The humble Petition of Major John Wildman was this Day read.

The Question being propounded, That the Validity and Legality of Mr. Wildman's Claim to the Office of Register of the Prerogative Court, be referred to a Tryal at Law;

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

It passed with the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put;

It was Resolved, That the Validity and Legality of Mr. Wildman's Claim to the Office of Register of the Prerogative Court, be referred to a Tryal at Law.

Ordered, That Mr. Hill do report Amendments to the Act touching Registering of Wills, This-day-sevennight, the first Business.

Insurrection in Norfolk.

Mr. Gurdon reports from the Council of State, a Letter from Norwich, of the Second of December.

The Examinations of Thomas Wragge, of Cambridge, Gentleman, Wm. Nelson, Thomas Collings, Bernard Leverock, Wm. Rastall, Edmond Brady, and Wm. Trott, touching the late Insurrection in the County of Norfolk.

Ordered, That the said Examinations, touching the late Insurrection in the County of Norfolk, be delivered to the Lord Commissioner Whitelock; to the end, that the Commissioners of Oyer and Terminer may make use of them, as they shall see Cause.

Sheriff of Norfolk.

Resolved, That Sir Ralph Hare, being appointed by the Parliament to be Sheriff of the County of Norfolk for the Year ensuing, be commanded and required, within Ten Days after Notice of this Order, to sue forth his Commission, and take the Oath of Sheriff; and to take upon him the Office of Sheriff of that County for the Year ensuing under the Pain of a Thousand Pounds: And that the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal of England be authorized and required to see this Vote put in Execution.