House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 8 April 1652

Pages 117-118

Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Thursday, the 8th of April, 1652.


Prince of Condy.

THE Lord Commissioner Whitelock reports, from the Council of State, the Transactions between Monsieur Barriere, touching the Prince of Condy, and the Council of State; with a Paper delivered in by the said Monsieur Barriere to the Council of State: Which was this Day read.

He also reports a Letter from the said Monsieur Barriere to the Council of State: Which was this Day read.

Irish Affairs.

A Letter from Colonel Jerome Zankey, of the 26th of March 1652, from Clonnell; with Articles of Agreement between the said Colonel Zankey, and the Council of War for the Parliament, and Colonel O Dwyre, Commander in chief of the Irish Brigade, of the 23d of March 1651; were this Day read.-

The House being informed, that Captain Whitelock was at the Door;

He was called in: And, being come to the Bar, he made a Relation of the Affairs in Ireland.

Ordered, That Captain Whitelock have the Sum of One hundred Pounds given him, to provide himself a Brace of Charging-Horses, as a Mark of the Parliament's Favour to him, and their Acceptance of his good Service: And that the Council of State do give Order for, and take care, the said 100l. be forthwith paid unto him, accordingly.

Resolved, That the Parliament doth approve of these Articles.

Resolved, That a Letter be written, to be signed by Mr. Speaker, taking Notice of the good Services of Colonel Jerome Zankey, and giving him the Thanks of the Parliament: And that the Lord Commissioner Whitelock do prepare the said Letter; and that Mr. Speaker do sign the same.

Capt. Ball.

Resolved, That, it be referred to the Council of State, to consider of the Relations of Captain Ball, who was slain in Ireland, and the Condition wherein they are left; and report their Opinion therein to the Parliament.

Commissioner of Customs.

The Question being propounded, That Colonel George Thompson be one of the Commissioners of the Customs, in the Place of Edward Parkes, deceased, from the 25th of March last:

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 Colonel George Thompson be one of the Commissioners of the Customs, in the Place of Edward Parks, deceased, from the 25th Day of March last.

Committee of Excise.

Ordered, That Colonel Bennett be added to the Committee of Excise.

Kingship in Scotland.

Ordered, That the Act for taking away Kingship in Scotland be read on Tuesday Morning next, the first Business.

Grant to Zankey.

Resolved, That Lands of Inheritance in Ireland, forfeited to the Commonwealth, of the yearly Value of Two hundred Pounds, according to the Value which the said Lands did bear in the Year 1640, be settled upon Colonel Jerome Zankey, and his Heirs, as a Mark of the Parliament's Favour, and Acceptance of his good Service: And that the Lord Commissioner Whitelock do bring in an Act for that Purpose.

Col. Castles' Children.

Resolved, That it be referred to the Commissioners of Parliament now in Ireland, to take present Care for the good Education and Maintenance of the Two Children of Colonel Castles, deceased: And to allow, for that Purpose, out of the Revenue in Ireland, such Sum as they shall think fit, not exceeding the Sum of Fourscore Pounds a Year; and to settle Lands of Inheritance, of the Value of One hundred Pounds a Year, of the Lands forfeited to the Commonwealth, at the Value the said Lands were at in the Year 1640, upon the said Children, and their Heirs.


Ordered, That Sir John Wollaston, and the rest of the late Treasurers at War, do make Repayment of 28,330l. unto the Commissioners of Excise, according to the Order of the 1st of October 1651: And the Commissioners of Excise are hereby authorized and enjoined, upon Receipt of the said 28,330l. to pay forth the same, together with the Residue of 36,261l. 18s. 8d. or so much thereof as shall appear to remain due, upon Accompt of the first 400,000l. to each respective Person, to whom the same is payable, according to the Ordinance of Parliament in that Behalf.