House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 19 January 1647

Pages 57-58

Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 5, 1646-1648. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Die Martis, 19 Januarii, 1646.


Grant to Gen. Cromwell.

WHEREAS a Committee was appointed to bring-in an Ordinance for settling some Lands of Inheritance upon Lieutenant General Cromwell, out of the Estate of the Marquis of Winton; to the which Estate the said Marquis is only Tenant for Life: It is Ordered, That the said Committee do prepare an Ordinance for settling Land, to the like Value, upon the said Lieutenant General Cromwell, out of the Lands of some other Papists in Arms, excepted from Pardon, not yet disposed of, nor particularly assigned.

E. of Northumberland.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page;

The Lords have commanded us to deliver you this Petition: And, in regard of the Faithfulness of the Earl of Northumberland, in a Time wherein the Service of a Person of his Eminency was of great Use and Advantage to this Parliament and Cause; and in regard of his great Losses and Debts contracted in these Times of Trouble and Distraction; they do earnestly, and in special manner, recommend this Petition to your speedy Care, and effectual Consideration.

The humble Petition of Algernoun Earl of Northumberland, this Day sent from the Lords, was read.

The Question was put, That the Sum of Ten thousand Pounds, be paid to the Earl of Northumberland, by the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, out of the Fines and Compositions of such Delinquents, not disposed of, as he shall nominate to the said Committee: for and towards his Reparation for his Losses.

The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.

Sir Gilbert Gerard, Tellers for the Noe: 55.
Mr. Thistlethwaite, With the Noe,
Sir Wm. Lewes, Tellers for the Yea: 75.
Sir John Evelyn, With the Yea,

So as the Question passed with the Affirmative.

The Question being propounded, That this House will take the Petition of the Earl of Northumberland into further Consideration in due time;

The Question was put, That this Question should be now put;

It passed with the Negative.

Answer returned by the same Messengers; That the House has taken their Lordships Message into Consideration; and hath taken the Earl of Northumberland's Petition into Consideration; and will send Answer thereunto by Messengers of their own.

Lyme Pier.

Ordered, That the Sum of One thousand Pounds be paid out of the Customs, for the Rebuilding and Repair of the Pier at Lyme, and other Sea Walls there, broken down and demolished by the late Storms, and Violence of the Sea: And that the Committee of the Navy do take care for the Payment of the said One thousand Pounds, out of the Customs, unto such Person or Persons as they shall appoint to receive the same: And that the said Sum of One thousand Pounds be employed for the Uses herein mentioned, accordingly.

Leigh's Accompts.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Staffordshire to receive, state, audit, and certify the Accompts of Colonel Leigh.

Bishops Lands.

The humble Petition of the Trustees for Bishops Lands, appointed by Ordinance of Parliament, was this Day read.

The several Excuses of Mr. Alderman Adams, Sir George Clerk, Mr. Alderman Langham, and Captain Jones; desiring to be spared from further acting in the Trust reposed in them, by the Ordinances for the Sale of the Bishops Lands, dated 31 Decembris 1646; and signed John Rolph, Clerk to the Trustees; was read: And

It is thereupon Ordered, That the Excuses of the said Alderman Adams, Sir George Clerk, Alderman Langham, and Captain Jones, be accepted of; and that they, and every of them, be excused from further acting in the Trust reposed in them, by the Ordinances for the Sale of Bishops Lands: And that they the said Alderman Adams, Sir George Clerke, Alderman Langham, and Captain Jones, and every of them, shall be discharged of all Trusts in them, or any of them, reposed in or by the said Ordinances, or any of them: And that an Ordinance be brought in for their Discharge accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That such of the Trustees for the Sale of Bishops Lands, as have no other particular Salary allowed them for their Service therein, shall have Two thousand Pounds for this Year, paid unto them, for their Encouragement in this Service, out of such Monies as shall be raised by the Sale of the Bishops Lands; to be distributed among themselves, in such manner as they, in their own Discretions, shall think fit; the Year to be accounted from the Date of the Ordinance that places the Trust in them.

Resolved, &c. That the Trustees appointed by Ordinance of Parliament, for the Sale of the Bishops Lands, shall have Power, they, or any Five of them, to meet; and to act to all Intents and Purposes limited and declared by the said Ordinances.

Ordered, That the Residue of the Particulars of the Petition of the Trustees for Bishops Lands, not yet voted, be committed to the Members of this House, that are of the Committee of Lords and Commons, for Allowance of the Trustees Warrants for incident Charges, with the Addition of all the Lawyers of the House, as to this Business: Who are to take the same into Consideration; and to prepare and bring in an Ordinance, as well for settling the said Particulars, as those that are this Day voted, and assented to: And are to meet, from time to time, as they shall see Cause: And to report the same with all convenient Speed.

Reports deferred.

Resolved, &c. That Mr. Corbett do make his Report concerning the Excise, To-morrow Morning, the first Business: And that no other Business whatsoever do intervene, notwithstanding any former Order: And that immediately after that, the Report for removing the Obstructions in establishing and setting up the Government in the Church be made, and taken into Consideration.