House of Commons Journal Volume 6
3 July 1651

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 3 July 1651', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 6: 1648-1651 (1802), pp. 596-597. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26147 Date accessed: 20 September 2014.


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Thursday, 3d of July, 1651.

Prayers.

Ld. Craven.

THE Question being propounded, That Leave be given to take the Vote touching the Lord Craven into Consideration again;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir Henry Vane, Tellers for the Yeas: 24.
Mr. Tho. Challenor, With the Yeas,
Sir John Danvers, Tellers for the Noes: 25.
Mr. Scott, With the Noes,

So it passed with the Negative.

Resolved, That a Summons do issue forth for Wm. Lord Craven, requiring him to appear personally at such time as the Parliament shall appoint, to answer such Matters as shall be objected against him on the Behalf of the Commonwealth of England.

Resolved, That the Place of his Appearance be, at the Parliament of the Commonwealth of England.

Resolved, That the Day of his Appearance be, on the Third of September 1651.

A Draught of the Summons, to be signed by Mr. Speaker, was this Day read, and agreed unto in these Words;

"By Authority of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of England, These are to command and require William Lord Craven to make his personal Appearance before the Parliament of the Commonwealth of England, upon the Third Day of September 1651, there to make Answer to all such Matters as shall be objected against him, on the behalf of the Commonwealth of England, Whereof he is not to fail, at his Peril. Dated at Westminster, this Third Day of July 1651."

Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms attending the Parliament do proclaim this Summons, in Westminster Hall.

Ordered, That this Summons be likewise printed: And that the Serjeant at Arms do cause the same to be set up at the Old Exchange, London, and other Places convenient for the Publication thereof.

Delinquents Estates.

The House resumed the Debate upon the Bill for Sale of the Estates of several Delinquents.

A Proviso was tendered to this Act, "That the Lands of Sir Lewis Dives of Brohill in the County of Bedford, in this Act mentioned to be sold, shall be liable to the Satisfying of one Bond of Four hundred Pounds Principal, entered into by the said Sir Lewis Dives, bearing Date the Twentieth of November in the Year 1638. unto Dame Margaret Melton, of the Parish of St. Martin's in the Fields in the County of Middlesex; any thing in this Act contained to the contrary notwithstanding:" Which Proviso was read the First time.

And the Question being put, That this Proviso be read the Second time;

It passed with the Negative.

And the said Proviso was, upon the Question, rejected.

A Clause was tendered to this Act, in these Words; viz. "And, for and in Consideration of the faithful and gallant Service performed by Sir Wm. Fairefax, late of Steeton within the County of the City of York, Knight, having engaged in Arms, and lost his Life, for the Liberty of the Nation, in the Service of the Parliament; and as an especial Mark of Favour to him, in his Posterity; be it further Enacted and Ordained, by this present Parliament, and by Authority of the same, That the Treasurer or Treasurers, appointed or to be appointed by this Act, or by any former or other Act or Order of Parliament, for receiving or issuing the Monies upon, out of, or by reason of the Sale of the said Delinquents Lands, shall pay, or cause to be paid, to such Persons as shall be nominated by the Lady Fairfax, the Relict of the said Sir Wm. Fairfax, and which shall be approved of by the Committee by this Act appointed for the Removing of Obstructions in the Sale of the said Delinquents Lands, for the Behoof and Benefit of the Three younger Children of him the said Sir Wm. Fairfax, and for the Payment of his Debts, the Sum of lawful Money of England, in full Payment and Satisfaction of all Arrears of Pay, and other things whatsoever, due unto him the said Sir Wm. from the Parliament, for or in respect of his said Service and Arrears: And the Acquittance or Acquittances of any Two or more of the said Persons, nominated and approved of as aforesaid, shall be to the said Treasurer or Treasurers a full and sufficient Discharge for Payment of the said Monies, to all Intents and Purposes whatsoever: Which was this Day read the First time.

And the Question being put, That this Clause be read the Second time;

It passed with the Negative.

And the said Clause was, upon the Question, rejected.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Northern Association, to consider of Sir William Fairfax his Case; and to present their Opinion therein to the Parliament.

A Proviso was tendered to this Act; "That the said Trustees shall have Power to sell unto James Powell, his Heirs and Assigns, Lands to the Value of One thousand and Fifty Pounds, with Interest thereof, as for Doubled Monies, out of the Lands and Estate of Sir John Stowell, in this Act named, according to an Order of the Seventeenth of October 1648; any thing in this Act contained to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding:" Which was this Day read the First time.

Resolved, That the said Proviso be read the Second time.

The said Proviso was read the Second time, accordingly.

The Question being propounded, That the Sum be One thousand Four hundred Pounds;

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

It passed with the Negative.

The Question being propounded. That the Sum in this Proviso be One thousand Three hundred Pounds;

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

It passed with the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir John Bourchier, Tellers for the Noes: 20.
Sir Henry Vane, With the Noes,
Sir Peter Wentworth, Tellers for the Yeas: 21.
Lord Mounson, With the Yeas,

So it was Resolved, That the Sum in this Proviso be Thirteen hundred Pounds.

Resolved, That these Words, "according to an Order of the Seventeenth of October 1648," in the said Proviso, be omitted.

And the Proviso, so amended, being put to the Question, passed; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.

The humble Petition of Nathaniell Hallowes Esquire, a Member of Parliament, was this Day read.

Resolved, That the Lands of One hundred Pounds per Annum, exposed to Sale by this Bill, be sold, and conveyed, by the Contractors and Trustees in this Act named, to Nathaniell Hallowes Esquire, and his Heirs, in Satisfaction of his Debt and Losses: And that a Proviso be brought in to that Purpose.

Irish Affairs.

Mr. Challenor reports from the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland.

WHEREAS it appeared to this Committee, by the Certificates of the Lord Broghill and Lord Inchiquin, of several Dates, in the Years 1644, 1645, and 1646, that they received divers Sums of Money, Merchandizes, Goods, Artillery, and made use of some Ships, for the Supply of the Parliament's Forces, and Defence of the Ports and Garisons in the Province of Munster, in those Times of greatest Distress; the Value and Proceed whereof, amounting to 10,488£. 15s. 5d. belonging to the several Persons hereafter named; that is to say, To Mr. Gregory Clement, 2,193£. 2s. 11d. To Mr. Maurice Thomson, 1,564£. To Mr. George Pryor, 964£. To Mr. Robert South, 954£. To the Earl of Warwick, 132£. 11s. 5½ d. To Mr. Thomas Smyth, 132£. 11s. 5½d. To Captain Robert Moulton, 66£. 5s. 8¼d. To Mr. Thomas Vincent, 99£. 8s. 7d. To Mr. * Fare, 33£. 2s. 10½d. To Mr. Ferres, 66£. 5s. 8¾d. To Mr. Rob. Thomson, for Captain Robert Swanley, 1,068£. 6s. 8d. To Mr. Wm. Pennoyer and Mr. Robert Thomson, for Mr. Heathcott and Mr. Yate, 1,282£. To Mr. Wm. Pennoyer, for himself, 600£. And to Mr. Robert Thomason for himself, 1,323£. It is now thought sit, and resolved by this Committee, That it be reported, as their Opinion, to the Parliament, That, in regard those Monies, Goods, and Merchandizes, were expended for the Defence of that Part of Ireland; and that those who are concerned therein are Persons very well affected, and desirous to preserve the Parliament's Interest in those Parts; Satisfaction may be given them for the aforesaid Sums, by allotting and granting unto them the Town of New Rosse, in Leynster, but near adjoining to the Province of Munster, upon such Conditions and Terms as may satisfy them their said Debts, and give them Encouragement to place English Families there, to increase Trade, and fortify the same against the Rebels: But, because Mr. Gregory Clement, who is now present, and informeth, that he hath already adventured great Sums of Money for Ireland, and standeth engaged to Creditors for sundry Debts, and therefore desireth. that the aforesaid Sum of 2,193£. 2s. 11d. may be satisfied unto him, out of some Delinquents Estates, which are to be sold here in England, this Committee are of Opinion, that his Desire herein be offered to the Parliament, to be ordered as they shall think sit.

Clement's Petition.

The humble Petition of Gregory Clement Esquire, a Member of Parliament, was this Day read.

Delinquents Estates.

Resolved, That the House do proceed in the Election of the Officers to be named in the Bill for Sale of the Estates of several Delinquents To-morrow Morning, the first Business.

Ingrossed Bills.

Ordered, That the Bills ingrossed be read on Wednesday next.

Irish Affairs.

Ordered, That the Business touching Ireland be taken into Consideration on Tuesday Morning next.

Creditors.

Ordered, That the Bill to enforce Creditors to pay their Debts be brought in on Wednesday Morning next.