Thursday, 30th August, 1660.
A BILL for enabling Sir George Booth, Baronet, to
sell Lands for Payment of his Debts, and raising
Portions for younger Children, was this Day read the
Resolved, That the Words "or otherwise," be inserted
in the 3d Skin, 18 Line, next after the Words "Fee
Simple," and before the Words "of the Premises."
And the said Bill, so amended, was, upon the Question, passed.
Resolved, That the Title of the Bill be, An Act for
enabling Sir George Booth, Baronet, to make Leases and
Sales of Part of his Estate.
Vanteythusen's &c. Nat.
A Bill, ingrossed, for the Naturalizing of Gerrard Vanteythusen, Daniel Demetrius, Theodore Cock, and others,
was this Day read the Third time.
And the Question being put, That this Bill do pass as
The House was divided:
The Yeas went forth.
Sir Anthony Irby,
||Tellers for the Yeas:
|Sir Ralph Knight,
||With the Yeas,|
||Tellers for the Noes:
||With the Noes,
So it was Resolved, That this Bill do pass as a Law.
Resolved, That the Title thereof be, An Act for the
Naturalizing of Gerrard Vantethusen, Daniel Demetrius,
Theodore Cock, John Cranenburgh, and others.
That Sir Edward Turner do carry up these Two Bills
to the Lords.
Sir Edward Turner carried the said Bills to the Lords.
He also carried to the Lords Mr. Adams his Bill for a
Debt to Lord Willoughby, &c.
He also carried to the Lords the Order for the Lord
Willoughby of Parham; and
The Order for One thousand Pounds to be paid to
Sir George Downing reports Amendments to the Bill
for encouraging of Navigation: Which were read the
Ordered, That these Amendments be read the Second
time, To-morrow Morning.
Earl of Winchelsea's Estate.
Mr. Charleton reports Amendments to the Bill for
settling the Priory of Wootton, and other Lands belonging to the Earl of Winchelsea, in the County of Yorke,
in the Hands of Trustees, for Payment of Debts: Which
were read; and, upon the Question, agreed.
Restoring Earl of Derby, &c.
A Message from the Lords, by * * * *, Masters
The Lords have sent you Two Bills; the one, concerning the Earl of Derby; and the other, concerning the
Earl of Roscommon in Ireland; which they have passed;
and desire the Concurrence of this House therein.
Disbanding the Army.
Sir Wm. Doyley reports from the Committee for the
Army, a Paper sent to that Committee from the Lord
General, touching disbanding of the Army: Which, together with the Report from the Committee, were read,
and are as followeth:
The Paper from the Lord General is as followeth; viz.
1. That the Officers and Soldiers, who are in Pay, in
Army or Garison, the 25th of April 1660, shall have
their just Arrear, paying or defalking for their Quarters;
in Prosecution of his Majesty's Declaration, and my
Engagement to the Army, upon the Address by them
made, to acquiesce in the Judgment of the Parliament.
2. That, for the present Subsistence of the Army,
the Months Pay, appointed by Ordinance of Parliament,
in Part of the Six Weeks Pay now due upon the new
Account, may be forthwith issued; that so the Army
and Garisons may be put into a Condition of Subsistence,
until so many of them shall be disbanded, as shall be
thought fit, by his Majesty, and the Parliament.
3. That the Forces that of Necessity for the present
must be continued, for Defence of the Garisons in Scotland, are Three Regiments of Foot, and One Troop of
Horse: The Residue, now there, are Three Regiments
of Foot, and Eleven Troops of Horse; which may be
disposed of, as shall be thought fit.
4. As to the Forces in Field and Garison within this
Kingdom, (appearing upon the List annexed) so many
of them may forthwith be disbanded, as shall be thought
5. And, for the Manner of disbanding, the Money
being prepared, I shall, upon Notice from the Commissioners appointed for that Purpose, draw the Regiments
to the most convenient Places, and nearest to their Quarters, where the Arms may be secured for his Majesty's
Service, (that is to say) the Foot Arms, except Swords,
which are their own; and for the Horse to deliver up
what defensive Arms they have; their Horses, Swords,
and Pistols, being their own likewise.
This being done, the Field Officers of every Regiment, to give Passes, under their Hands and Seals, to all
under their Commands, to go into their respective
As to the last Part of the Order, I have already given
Direction, that no Soldiers be henceforth listed in any
Troops or Companies: And that myself take care, that
no Officers be from henceforth commissionated into the
Room of any that shall die, or be removed.
* * * *
He therewith reported an Abstract of the Arrears of
the Army upon the Establishment for England, as the
same is estimated to the Sixteenth of January 1659,
upon the View of those Musters taken in July and August
The said Paper from the Lord General was after read
Resolved, That all the Forces now of the English
Establishment, whether in England, Scotland, or elsewhere, he disbanded with all convenient Speed.
Resolved, That such of the Officers and Soldiers, in
Army or Garison, who were in actual Service, on the
Twenty-fifth of April 1660, and not discharged since,
for not taking of the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy,
shall have their just Arrear; paying or defalking for
their Quarters; in Prosecution of his Majesty's Declaration, and the Lord General's Engagement to the Army,
upon the Address by them made, to acquiesce in the
Judgment of the Parliament.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Army, to prepare a Bill for disbanding of the Army,
and bring it in To-morrow Morning: And that Serjeant
Glyn, Sir Henage Finch, Sir Edward Turner, Mr. Charlton,
Mr. Annesley, be added to that Committee, as to this
Business: And they are to meet at Two of the Clock
this Afternoon, in the Chamber where the Committee
of the Army do sit.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Tho. Widdrington, a Member of this
House, have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That Mr. Robert Culliford have Leave to go
into the Country.
Ordered, That the Debate upon the Amendments to
the Ministers Bill, be resumed To-morrow Morning.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Rainsford, Mr. Mallet, and Mr.
Chafe, Members of this House, have the Leave of this
House to go into the Country.
Resolved, That Fourteen Days Pay, Part of the
Months Pay, formerly ordered by both Houses, be forthwith issued, and paid to the Army, on Account of their
Resolved, That all the Monies which shall remain in
the Treasuries, (after the said Fourteen Days Pay issued)
shall be reserved, and applied immediately, towards the
disbanding of the Army.
The House being informed, that Nicholas Shephard
Clerk, Chaplain to Mr. Speaker, and having his Protection under his Hand and Seal, was arrested by Robert
Browne and Charles Brooke, at the Suit of Robert Yallop;
and is thereupon detained, notwithstanding the said Nicholas Shephard acquainted them with his Relation to
Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this
House do send for the said Robert Yallop, Robert Browne,
and Charles Brooke, in Custody, to answer their Contempt
and Breach of the Privilege of this House.
Marquis of Winchester's Estate.
Ordered, That Mr. Vowell be added to the Committee
to whom the Bill, sent from the Lords, concerning the
Marquis of Winchester, is referred.
Ordered, That the Bill for enabling Mr. Newton to
sell Lands for Payment of Debts, be read To-morrow
Privilege-a Person bailed.
Ordered, That George Fox and Robert Gresingham,
who, by virtue of an Order of this House, were taken
into Custody by the Serjeant at Arms attending this
House, for some disturbances at Harwich, be forthwith
released, and set at Liberty; upon good Bail first given
to render themselves when they shall be in that Behalf
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the
Army, to send down printed Copies of the Poll Bill into
the several Counties, with Direction to the Commissioners,
to use all Expedition to get in the Money thereupon
payable in their respective Limits.
Sir H. Vane, and Lambert.
Sir Henage Finch reports a new Draught of a Petition,
to be presented by both Houses to the King's Majesty,
to preserve the Lives of Sir Henry Vane, and Col. John
Lambert: Which was read; and the further Debate
thereof adjourned till To-morrow.