House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 30 October 1651

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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 30 th of October, 1651.


Isle of Jersey.

MR. Bond reports, from the Council of State, a Letter from the Leagure before Mount Argull Castle in Jersey, of the 27th of October 1651, from Colonel James Heane; and another Letter from aboard the Happy Entrance in the Road of St. Katherine, of the 26th of October 1651, from Admiral Blake; and also a Narrative of the Taking of the Island of Jersey: Which were all this Day read.

Ordered, That William Heane, Son of Colonel James Heane, have One hundred Pounds bestowed upon him, as a Gratuity from the Parliament: And that it be referred to the Council of State, to see the same paid to him, accordingly.

Ordered, That Cornet John Dober have Fifty Pounds bestowed upon him, as a Gratuity from the Parliament: And that it be referred to the Council of State, to see the same paid to him accordingly.

Preachers appointed.

Ordered, That Mr. Obadiah Sedwick be desired to preach before the Parliament, at Margarett's, Westminster, on the Fifth of November next; and that Sir Peter Wentworth do give Mr. Sedgwick Notice hereof.


Ordered, That the Ministers in the several Congregations in the Cities of London and Westminster, and the late Lines of Communication, and weekly Bills of Mortality, do, on the Fifth of November next, render humble Thanks to Almighty God, for his great Mercy vouchsafed to this Commonwealth, in the gaining of the Isle of Jersey; and that the Lord Mayor of London do take Care to give Notice to the Ministers of the several Congregations, accordingly.

Nominating Sheriffs.

Ordered, That on Tuesday Morning next the Business of nominating the Sheriffs be taken into Consideration.

A Prisoner discharged.

Resolved, That Captain William Bray, now Prisoner in Windsore Castle, be discharged from his Imprisonment; and that Mr. Speaker do issue a Warrant for his Discharge, accordingly.

Preachers appointed.

Resolved, That Mr. Sterry be desired to preach before the Parliament, at Margarett's, Westminster, on the Fifth Day of November next: And that Sir Gilbert Pickering do give him Notice hereof.


Mr. Bond reports, from the Committee of the Navy, a List of Ships and Vessels offered for the Winter Guard; with their Force of Men and Guns, and the several Stations they are appointed unto, for the Coasts of England, Ireland, and Scotland.

Stations. Rates. Ships Names. Commanders. Guns. Men.
For Scotland and Convoys thither; 4th Advice George Dakins 36 150
Assistance John Bourne 36 150
Success Butler Noades 36 130
Satisfaction John Lambert 30 100
5th Mary Fly-boat Wm. Kendall 24 70
Paradox Anthony Archer 14 60
Mary-Flower Tho. Thomson 14 60
A small Smack that was taken from White, and is already employed on the Coast of Scotland 6 30
For the North Coast; and Convoys between Newcastle and the Downes; Tiger James Pecock 36 150
Weymouth Pink Gabriell Sanders 18 70
Hart James Coppin 14 60
Eliz. Prize Thomas Wilkes 8 50
Hare Ketch Rich. Pittelk 6 30
Amongst the Sands; Lilly - Barrett 8 50
Roebuck Wm. Pestle 16 70
Nonsuch Ketch, now belonging to Captain King, to be hired 8 40
South and South-west of Ireland; Reserve Robert Clarke 36 150
Expedition Thomas Vallis 30 120
Hector Nath. Buskell 28 80
Cignett Phil. Holland 20 70
Recovery Edm. Chapman 24 70
Discovery Tho. Marriott 30 120
North of Ireland, and St. George's Channel; Primrose John Sherwyn 24 80
Greyhound Hen. Southwood 18 70
Nichodemus Wm. Legeant 12 60
Old Warwick John Day 20 80
Westward between the Wight and Land's End; Dragon John Stoaks 34 150
New Frigate at Portesmouth John Tayler 36 150
Portesmouth Frigate Wm. Branley 36 150
Pearl Roger Cuttance 24 80
Cresco George Blake 24 70
Fox John Seaman 20 80
To attend Scilly; Wheel of Fortune, a Prize of the States at Plymouth, to be fitted out, with 10 40
Bryer Rich. Samson 16 60
Downes, and to the Wight; Happy Entrance John Coppyn 44 150
Great President Frigate Anth. Young 36 180
Little President Tho. Sparling 24 70
Mermaid Rich. Stayner 24 80
Total Number of Men for the Coast of England, Scotland, and Ireland, 3,430
Besides the before-mentioned, there are some Ships to be fitted for the Straights; viz. Paragon Rich. Bodily 52 250
Worcester Charles Thorogood 44 180
Phenix John Wadsworth 36 150
Elizabeth Jonas Reeves 36 150
Nightingale Jacob Reynolds 24 80
And for Virginia; viz. John Robert Dennis 36 120
Guinney Frigate Edmund Curtis 36 120
Besides these, there is the Fleet already gone to the Straights with Captain Penn; viz. Fairfax Wm. Pen 52 270
Centurion John Lawson 36 150
Adventure Andrew Ball 36 150
Foresight Samuell Howett 36 150
Pelican Jos. Jurdan 36 150
Assurance Ben. Blake 36 150
Nonsuch John Mildmay 36 150
Star Robert Sanders 22 80
And likewise the Ships gone for a Convoy to the Straights with Captain Apleton; viz. Leopard Henry Apleton 48 180
Bonadventure John Witheridge 48 180
Constant Warwick Owen Cox 32 140
Likewise there is the Fleet gone to Barbadoes under the Command of Sir George Aiscue; viz. Rainbow Sir George Aiscue 52 280
Amity Frigate Michael Park 36 150
Success Edw. Witheridge 30 90
Ruth Edw. Thompson 30 80
Brazeel Frigate Thomas Heath 24 70
Malago Merchant Henry Cottin 30 90
Increase of London Tho. Varvell 36 100

Which was this Day read.

Resolved, That this House doth agree to this List.

Ordered, That Power be given to the Council of State, to change any of the Officers, Ships, or their Stations, as they shall think fit.

Delinquents Estates.

Ordered, That the Report from Goldsmith's-Hall, touching Money, be taken up To-morrow Morning, the first Business.

Chair to be taken.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do take the Chair Tomorrow Morning, at Eight of Clock, notwithstanding the former Order; and that the Grand Committee do forbear to sit that Day.

Lord Herbert's &c. Estates.

The humble Petition of Henry Lord Herbert, of Ragland, was this Day read.

Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the former Committee, touching the Lord Herbert, to consider of this Business; and if they find the Petitioner hath just Title to the Land, to present some Lands to the Parliament for the Petitioner's Satisfaction, in Consideration thereof.

Ordered, that it be referred to the same Committee, to consider of the Lands settled upon Mr. Peters, to which the Lady Anne Somersett maketh Title; and if they find her Title thereunto to be just, that then the said Committee do present some other Lands to be settled upon the said Lady, in Lieu and Satisfaction of her Title to those Lands.