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House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 17 November 1652

Pages 215-216

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

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Wednesday, 17th of November, 1652.

Prayers.

Sheriff of Oxford.

THE Question being propounded, That John Keate, of Stoke Talmage, Esquire, be discharged from being Sheriff of the County of Oxford for the Year ensuing;

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

It passed with the Negative.

Forfeited Estates.

The House this Day resumed the Debate upon the Additional Act for Sale of several Lands and Estates forfeited to the Commonwealth for Treason.

An Order of the Barons of the Exchequer, Commissioners of Appeal, of the 22d of November 1650, in Cases of Sequestrations, touching the Discharging of Mr. Dobbins, and others, of their Sequestrations, was this Day read.

The Question being put, That the Name of Nathaniell Dobbins do stand in the Bill;

It passed with the Negative.

The humble Petition of Thomas Greenhalgh, Grandchild and Heir to John Greenhalgh, of Brandlesome in the County of Lancaster, Esquire, was this Day read.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners for Compounding, to examine the true State of the Case of John Greenhalgh, of Brandlesome, in the County of Lancaster, touching his Delinquency and Sequestration; and certify the same to the Parliament, forthwith.

Mr. Garland reports from the Committee, to whom the Additional Bill for Sale of several Lands and Estates forfeited to the Commonwealth for Treason, was committed, A Note of the Names of several Persons, for their Names to be inserted into the said Bill; viz.

John Lord Talbott, Son of the Earl of Shrewsbury.

Thomas Hornold, of Haunly Castle, in the County of Worcester, Esquire.

John Apsly, of Pulborough, in the County of Sussex, Esquire.

John Morrice, late Governor of Pomfrett Castle.

Edward Gower, of Suttenham in the County of York.

Robert Pottington, of Hatfeild in the County of York.

Wm. Crofts, eldest Son of Sir Henry Crofts.

* Trollop, of the County of Duresme.

Sir Wm. Blakiston, of the County of York.

George Parker, of in the County of Stafford.

George Villers Viscount Grandison.

Sir Wm. Gerard, of Brynn in the County of Lancaster, Baronet.

Which Note was now read.

Ordered, That this Note be referred to the Commissioners for Compounding, to examine this Paper; and certify the true State of the said respective Cases forthwith, to the Parliament.

Mr. Garland also reports, A Clause, to be inserted into this Act, in these Words; viz.

* * * *

Resolved, That these Words, viz. "That they, or any of them, whereof the said Philip Tandy to be one," be inserted in the Line of the said Clause, next after the Word "also."

Resolved, That this Word "one," in the Line of the said Clause, be omitted; and, instead thereof, the Word "two" be inserted.

Resolved, That in the same Clause, next after the Word "them" these Words be added, "whereof the said Philip Tandy to be one."

And the Clause, so amended, being put to the Question, was assented unto; and ordered to be Part of the Bill; and to be read the Third time: And the same was accordingly read.

Mr. Garland also reports, another Clause to be added to the said Act, for doubling of One hundred thousand Pounds upon the Remainder of the Lands exposed to Sale, by the first Act for Sale of Delinquents Estates: Which was this Day read the First time.

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

It passed with the Negative.

Ordered, That an Act be brought in for doubling the Sum of One hundred thousand Pounds, upon the first Act for Sale of several Lands and Estates forfeited to the Commonwealth for Treason, over and above the Sum of Two hundred and Fifty thousand Pounds formerly appointed to be borrowed upon Security of the Lands exposed to Sale by the said Act.

A Proviso was tendered to this Act, in these Words; viz. "Provided always, and be it Enacted, That the Sum of Two thousand Pounds, with the Interest thereof, or so much as shall be behind and unpaid, be allowed as doubled Money unto Richard Pigott, Citizen and Grocer, of London; being by him lent upon the Security of the Two Subsidies, for the Loan of One hundred thousand Pounds, desired of the City of London, for disbanding of . . . Two Armies of England and Scotland, then in the Northern Parts; the said Security being taken away by the late Act of Oblivion and General Pardon: And the Trustees and Contractors, in this Act named, shall allow thereof, for the purchasing of any of the said Manors, Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments, by this Act exposed to Sale; any thing in this Act to the contrary, in any wise, notwithstanding:" Which was this Day read the First time.

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

It passed with the Negative.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee, to whom this Bill was committed, to examine the Matter touching the several Debts due to Richard Pigott and Wm. Baker, Gentlemen; and to state the Business; and, in case they find the same to be real Debts, then to consider how the same may be paid; and present their Opinion therein to the Parliament.

Ordered, That Mr. Alleinc do bring in a Proviso, ingrossed, to be inserted into this Bill, touching relieving Persons named in this Act, who have paid in the first Moiety of their Fines for their Delinquency, upon Payment in of their Second Moieties, with Damages for the same, since the Time the same should have been paid, within Thirty Days after the passing of this Act.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee, to whom this Act was committed, to consider how, and in what Manner, and out of what Estate, Lands, to the Value of Two hundred Pounds per Annum, may be settled upon the Children of Colonel Randall Mainwaring, deceased, according to Order of Parliament in that Behalf.

Payment to Nelson.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, and that they be authorized to pay the Sum of Seven hundred Sixty-six Pounds Twelve Shillings and Sixpence, unto Bryan Nelson, or his Assigns, in Discharge of the Order of the 31th Day of December 1651.

And the Acquittance of the said Bryan Nelson, or his Assigns, for the Receipt thereof, shall be their sufficient Discharge.