House of Commons Journal Volume 6
24 April 1651

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 24 April 1651', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 6: 1648-1651 (1802), pp. 566-567. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26108 Date accessed: 20 September 2014.


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Thursday, 24th of April, 1651.

Prayers.

Ld. Lovelace's Fine.

ORDERED, That the Bill to enable the Lord Lovelace to sell some Lands for Payment of the Remainder of his Fine, be read This-day-sevennight.

Howard's Fine.

Ordered, That the Bill to enable Sir Robert Howard to sell some Lands for Payment of the Remainder of his Fine, be read This-day-sevennight.

Irish Affairs.

The House, according to former Order, proceeded this Day upon the Qualifications offered to the Consideration of the Parliament, by the Lord Deputy General, and Commissioners, in Ireland; and reported from the Council of State, touching Ireland; being as followeth:

Qualifications humbly offered to the Consideration of the Parliament.

1. THAT all and every Person and Persons, who, at any time before the Tenth Day of November 1642 (being the Time of the Sitting of the First General Assembly at Kilkenny in Ireland), have contrived, advised, counselled, or promoted the Rebellion, Murders, Massacres, done or committed in Ireland, which began in the Year 1641; or have, at any time before the said Tenth Day of November 1642, by bearing Arms, or contributing Men, Arms, Horse, Plate, Money, Victual, or other Furniture or Habiliments of War (other than such which they shall make to appear to have been taken from them by mere Force and Violence) aided, assisted, promoted, prosecuted, or abetted the said Rebellion, Murders, or Massacres, be excepted from Pardon for Life and Estate.

2. That all and every Person and Persons, who, at any time before the First Day of May 1643, did sit or vote in the said First General Assembly, or in the first pretended Council, commonly called the Supreme Council of the consederate Catholicks of Ireland, or were employed as Secretaries, or chief Clerk, to the same, be excepted from Pardon for Life and Estate.

3. That all and every Jesuit, Priest, and other Person or Persons, who have received Orders from the Pope or See of Rome, or any Authority derived from the same, that have any-wise contrived, advised, counselled, promoted, continued, countenanced, aided, assisted, or abetted, or at any time hereafter shall any ways contrive, advise, counsel, promote, continue, countenance, aid, assist, or abett the Rebellion or War in Ireland, or any the Murders, or Massacres, Robberies, or Violences committed against the Protestants, English or others, there, be excepted from Pardon for Life and Estate.

4. That A. B. C. D. be excepted from Pardon for Life and Estate.

5. That all and every Person and Persons in Ireland, that now are, or hereafter shall be, in Arms, or otherwise in Hostility, against the Parliament of the Commonwealth of England, and shall not, before the Day of lay down. Arms, and submit to the Power and Authority of the said Parliament and Commonwealth, as the same is now established, be excepted from Pardon for Life and Estate.

6. That all other Person and Persons (not being comprehended in any of the former Qualifications) who have borne Command in the War of England against the Parliament of England, or their Forces, as General, Lieutenant General, Major General, Commissary General, Colonel, or who have been employed as Receiver General, or Treasurer of the whole Nation, or any Province thereof, Commissary General of Muster or Provisions, Marshal General, or Marshal of any Province, Advocate to the Army, or Secretary to the Council of War, or to any General of the Army, or of any of the several Provinces, in order to the carrying on the War against the Parliament, or their Forces, be banished during the Pleasure of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of England, and their Estates forfeited and disposed of as followeth; viz. That Two Third Parts of their respective Estates be had, taken, and disposed of for the Use and Benefit of the said Commonwealth: And that the other Third Part of their said respective Estates, or other Lands, to the Proportion and Value thereof, to be assigned in such Places in Ireland, as the Parliament, in order to the more affectual Settlement of the Peace of this Nation, shall think fit to appoint for that Purpose, be respectively had, taken, and enjoyed, by the Wives and Children of the said Persons, respectively.

7. That all and every Person and Persons (not being comprehended in any of the former Qualifications) who have borne Arms against the Parliament of England, or their Forces, and have laid down Arms, or, before the Day of next shall lay down Arms, and submit to the Power and Authority of the said Parliament and Commonwealth, as the same is now established, (by promising and engaging to be true to the same) shall be pardoned for their Lives; but shall forfeit their Estates to the said Commonwealth; to he disposed of as followeth; viz. Two Third Parts thereof, in Three equal Parts to be divided, for the Use, Benefit, and Advantage of the said Commonwealth; and the other Third Part of the said respective Estates, or other Lands, to the Proportion and Value thereof, to be assigned in such Places in Ireland, as the Parliament, in order to the more effectual Settlement of the Peace of this Nation, shall think sit to appoint for that Purpose, be enjoyed by the said Persons, their Heirs or Assigns, respectively.

That all and every Person and Persons, who have resided in Ireland, at any Time from the First Day of October 1641, to the First of March 1650; and have not been in the Actual Service of the Parliament at any time, from the First of August 1649, to the said First of March 1650; or have not otherwise manifested their constant good Affections to the Interest of the Commonwealth of England (the said Persons not being comprehended in any of the former Qualifications) shall forseit their Estates in Ireland to the said Commonwealth, to be disposed of as solloweth; viz. One Third Part thereof for the Use, Banefit and Advantage of the said Commonwealth; and the Two other Third Parts of their said respective Estates, or other Lands, to the Proportion and Value thereof; to be assigned in such Places in Ireland, as the Parliament, for the more effectual Settlement of the Peace of this Nation, shall think fit to appoint for that Purpose, be enjoyed by such Person and Persons, their Heirs and Assigns, respectively.

That all and every Person and Persons, having not real Estate in Ireland, nor personal Estate to the Value of Ten Pounds, that shall, before the Day of next, submit to the Power and Authority of the Commonwealth of England, by promising and engaging to be true and faithful to the same; such Persons, (not being excepted from Pardon, nor adjudged for Banishment, by any of the former Qualifications) shall be pardoned for Life and Estate, for any Act or Thing done by them in Prosecution of the War.

Irish Affairs.

A Letter from the Deputy General, and the Commissioners of the Parliament, in Ireland, was this Day read.

The First of the said Qualifications was read; and, upon the Question, agreed.

The Second Qualification was read; and, upon the Question, agreed.

The Third Qualification was read.

And the Question being put to agree to that Article;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Earl of Salisbury, Tellers for the Yeas: 28.
Sir John Danvers, With the Yeas,
Lord Grey, Tellers for the Noes: 19.
Colonel Morley, With the Noes,

So it passed with the Affirmative.

The Fourth Qualification was read.

Resolved, That the Earl of Ormond be one of the Persons excepted in this Qualification.

Resolved, That the Lord Inchequin be one of the Persons excepted in this Qualification.

Resolved, That the Earl of Clanrickard be one of the Persons excepted in this Qualification.

Resolved, That the Earl of Castlehaven be one of the Persons excepted in this Qualification.

Resolved, That the Lord Taff be one of the Persons excepted in this Qualification.

Resolved, That the Lord Dillan be one of the Persons excepted in this Qualification.

Resolved, That the Earl of Westmeath be one of the Persons excepted in this Qualification.

Resolved, That the Earl of Antrim be one of the Persons excepted in this Qualification.

Resolved, That the Lord More be one of the Persons excepted in this Qualification.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to name other Persons to be excepted in this Fourth Qualification.