Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Friday, the 31th of December, 1652.
ORDERED, That the Amendments to the Bill for regulating of Printing be reported on Wednesday next, the first Business.
Sale of late King's Property.
The House resumed the Debate upon the Act for the exposing to Sale divers Castles, Houses, Parks, Lands, and Inheritance, belonging to the late King, Queen, and Prince, exempted from Sale by a former Act.
The Clause, Yesterday tendered to be inserted in the said Act for Sale of the Reversions and Remainders vested in the Crown, was this Day read the Second time.
Resolved, That a Committee do withdraw, and amend this Clause, and forthwith bring it in again.
Mr. Attorney General, Sir Thomas Withrington, Mr. Ellis, Mr. Hill, Lord Chief Baron, Major Salwey, Mr. Say, Mr. Lechmere, Mr. Long.
Mr. Say reports a Proviso to be inserted into this Bill, in these Words; "Provided always, That this Act, nor any thing therein contained, doth or shall extend to take away, impeach, or any way prejudice, the Right, Title, Interest, Privilege, or Liberty of any Person or Persons, Bodies Politick or Corporate, in, or unto, any Waters or Watercourses, Conduits, Pipes, Ponds, Sluices, Bays, Dams, or other Instruments and Things necessary or useful for the carrying or conveying of Water in or through any the Houses or Lands by this present Act directed to be sold; and that the said Person and Persons, Bodies Politick and Corporate, and every of them, shall and may have and enjoy the same, according to their respective Interests therein or thereto, as amply and fully, to all Intents and Purposes, as if this Act had never been made; so that such Person and Persons, Bodies Politick and Corporate, and every of them respectively do make their Claim thereunto before the Commissioners of Obstructions, in this Act nominated, at or before the Day of in the Year of our Lord:" Which was read the First and Second time.
And the Question being put to agree to that Proviso;
It passed with the Negative.
And was, upon the Question, rejected.
An Exception was tendered to the said Bill in these Words; viz. "Except the Liberty, Immunity, and Privilege, of all Waters, Watercourses, Conduits, Pipes, Ponds, Sluices, Bays, Dams, or other Instruments and Things, now or heretofore used, for the carrying or conveying of Water in or through any the Houses, Lands, or Premises:" Which was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto: And ordered to be Part of the Bill; and to come in, in the 22d Line, next after the Word "Appurtenances:"
The Question being propounded, That Leave shall be given to speak against the Vote, that Hampton-court, and other Lands thereunto belonging, shall not be sold by this Bill;
And the Question being put, That this Question be now put;
It passed with the Affirmative.
And the main Question being put; It was
Resolved, That Leave shall be given to speak against the Vote, That Hampton-court, and other Lands thereunto belonging, shall not be sold by this Bill.
Resolved, That the House called Hampton-court, and the Three Parks thereunto belonging, be put into this Bill, to be sold, in the same Words that were formerly omitted out of the Paper Bill: And the same being ingrossed in these Words; viz. "The Mansion House, commonly called Hampton-court, in the County of Middlesex, with the Barns, Stables, Out-houses, Gardens, Orchards, Yards, Courts, and Back-sides, belonging unto, or used and enjoyed with, the said Mansion-House, with the Park commonly called the House-park; and the Two other Parks there, the one called the Middle-park, and the other called the Bushy-park, at Hampton-court, within the said County of Middlesex;" was read.
Resolved, That the Hare-Warren, and the Meadows therewith used and enjoyed, and all other Lands, Woods, and Timber thereunto belonging, and yet unsold, be put into this Bill, to be sold.
And the same was accordingly ingrossed in the Parchment, with the precedent Clause: And, upon the Question, after it was twice read, was agreed; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.
Ordered, That next after the Word "Middlesex," in the Second Line of the Bill, these Words, "with all Houses, Woods, and Perquisites thereunto belonging," be inserted.
The Question being put, That the Clause touching Wallingford-house, and the Garden thereunto belonging, do stand in the Bill;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
|Sir Gilbert Pickering,||Tellers for the Yeas:||20.|
|Sir James Harrington,||With the Yeas,|
|Mr. Scott,||Tellers for the Noes:||23.|
|Mr. Thomas Challoner,||With the Noes.|
So it passed with the Negative.
And the Rider was taken off from the Bill.
A Proviso was tendered to this Bill, in these Words; viz. "Provided always, and be it Enacted, That this Act, nor any Thing therein contained, shall in any wise extend to, or be prejudicial unto Sir John Hippisley, Knight, for or concerning his Estate in Bushy-park, alias the South-park, Part of the Honour of Hampton-court in the County of Middlesex; which he claimeth for his Life, by Letters-Patents, dated the 8th of October, in the Fourth Year of the late King; but that the said Sir John Hippisley shall and may enjoy his said Estate, with all Benefits, Profits, and Advantages, thereby granted, any Thing in this Act to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding:" Which was read the First and Second time.
Resolved, That Sir John Hippisley Knight have the Sum of One thousand Two hundred and Fifty Pounds, in Recompence and full Satisfaction of all his Claim, Demand, and Interest in Bushy-park, alias the South-park, Part of the Honour of Hampton-court, in the County of Middlesex.
Ordered, That the Treasurers in this Bill named, be authorized and required to pay and satisfy, unto the said Sir John Hippisley, the said Sum of Twelve hundred and Fifty Pounds, out of the Monies to be raised by Sale of the said Park: And that the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said Sir John Hippisley, or his Assigns, shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said Treasurers in that Behalf.
Ordered, That James Challoner Esquire have the Sum of Two hundred Pounds allowed and paid unto him, in Lieu and Satisfaction of his Disbursements, in Repairs, and otherwise, upon and about the Lodge-house in the Park called the Middle-park, at Hampton-court in the County of Middlesex: And that the Treasurers, in this Bill named, be impowered and authorized, out of the Monies to be raised by Sale of the said Park, to pay and satisfy the same to the said James Challoner, or his Assigns, accordingly: And that the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said James Challoner, or his Assigns, shall be a sufficient Discharge to the Treasurers in that Behalf.
Resolved, That these Words be inserted into this Bill; viz. "And all that House, with the Appurtenances, commonly called Somersett or Denmark-house, situate in the Strand in the said County of Middlesex, and all the Buildings and Out-houses thereunto adjoining and appertaining, and now used with the same; and the Gardens, Orchards, Yards, Courts, and Back-sides, belonging unto, and now used with, the said House."
Lord Chief Baron reports from the Committee appointed to withdraw, Amendments to the Clause committed: Which were twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.
The Question being put, That these Words; viz. "so as it be not under the Value of Years Purchase," do stand in this Clause in the Bill;
It passed with the Negative.
And the said Act, so amended, being put to the Question, passed: And it is ordered to be forthwith printed and published.
Hyde Park, &c. Watercourses.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Revenue, speedily to examine the State of the Business touching the Waters and Watercourses, and Aqueducts, coming from or through Hyde-park or Greenwich, and the Interest of the State therein; and what Advantage may be made to the State thereby; and report the State thereof, with their Opinion, to the House.
Grant to Hammond, &c.
Ordered, That Lands of Inheritance, of the clear yearly Value of One hundred and Thirty Pounds by the Year, out of the Lands which shall be exposed to Sale upon the Additional Act for Sale of several Lands and Estates forfeited to the Commonwealth for Treason, be set out and conveyed to Lieutenant-General Hamond, and the rest of the Train of Artillery, or to such other Person or Persons as the said Lieutenant-General Hamond, and the rest of the Train of Artillery, shall appoint, in full Satisfaction and Discharge of the Contract made by them for the Hare-warren at Hampton-court.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Trustees at Worcester-house, and the Trustees at Drury-house, that they confer together, and take care, that Lands be set out and settled to the Use of the Train of Artillery, on such Persons, and their Heirs, as they shall appoint, out of the Lands which shall be exposed to Sale by the Act, intituled, An Additional Act for Sale of several Lands and Estates forfeited to the Commonwealth for Treason, according to the last Vote, in Satisfaction and Discharge of the Contract made by them, or on their Behalf for the Hare-warren; and to see that the Monies, for which their Contract was made, be satisfied to the State, according to the said Contract.
Ambassador to Sweden.
Sir Henry Vane the younger reports from the Council of State,
THAT the Lord Viscount Lisle be the Person who is to be presented to the Parliament, as one whom they judge fit to be sent Ambassador from this Commonwealth into Sweden, in pursuance of an Order of Parliament to that Purpose.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That the Lord Viscount Lisle be sent Ambassador Extraordinary from this Commonwealth into Sweden.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to consider of and prepare Instructions, and all necessary Accommodations, for the Lord Viscount Lisle his going Ambassador Extraordinary into Sweden.
Ordered, That Mr. Attorney-General do prepare a Commission for the Lord Viscount Lisle to go Ambassador Extraordinary into Sweden.
Claims on Publick Faith.
Ordered, That the Bill touching the Publick Faith be read the Second time on this Day Sevennight, the first Business; nothing to intervene.
Probate of Wills, &c.
Ordered, That the Amendments to the Act for Probate of Wills, be reported on Thursday Morning next.
Sale of late King's Property.
Ordered, That the Two Surveyors employed in surveying the Lands in the Bill for Sale of divers Castles, Parks, &c. do take care for the Stocking of James Park to the Height, with the Deer now remaining in the Parks called the House-park, and Bushy-park, alias South-park, Part of the Honour of Hampton-court in the County of Middlesex, and in the Parks called Greenwichpark and Hyde-park; and that the rest of the Deer be sold by them at the best Value; and that they pay in the Money thereby raised, to the Treasurers in this Bill named, to the Use of the Navy, deducting the Charges by them expended in removing the Deer out of the said Parks into James' Park.
Ordered, That the Persons, that have the Custody of the said Parks, be and are required to take care, that the Deer be not embezzled, or otherwise disposed of.
Grant to Ly Ranulaugh.
Ordered, That Four Pounds weekly be paid unto the Lady Ranulaugh for Six Months, upon Account; and that the same be charged upon Goldsmiths-hall; and that the Commissioners for Compounding be authorized and required to issue their Warrants unto the Treasurers there, to pay the same, accordingly: And that her Acquittance or Acquittances, for the Receipt thereof, shall be a sufficient Discharge in that Behalf.
E. of Chesterfield.
Resolved, That the Five Pounds a Week formerly ordered to be paid to the Earl of Chesterfield out of Goldsmiths-hall, be suspended, until the Parliament take further Order.