House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 22 September 1653

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

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 22 September 1653', in Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660, (London, 1802) pp. 322-323. British History Online [accessed 23 April 2024]


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Thursday, 22d of September, 1653.

Irish Adventurers.

THE Bill intituled, An Act for the speedy and effectual Satisfaction of the Adventurers for Lands in Ireland; and of the Arrears due to the Soldiery there; and of other publick Debts; and for the Encouragement of Protestants to plant and inhabit Ireland; was this Day read the Third time.

A Clause was tendered to this Bill, in these Words; "And be it further Enacted and Declared, by the Authority aforesaid, That the said Commissioners of Parliament be, and are hereby, impowered to prohibit the passing and being current of the clipped, base, or counterfeit Money or Coin in Ireland; and to erect a Mint there, for the new Coining of Money, answerable to the Standard Weight and Form of the Money of the Commonwealth of England, and agreeable to the present Indenture for the Mint, at the Tower of London; and to appoint such Officers as are incident and necessary for the same; provided, that the said Mint do not continue in Use for above the Space of Years, to commence from the Time of the publishing this Act: That the Monies to be coined in the said Mint, may not exceed One hundred thousand Pounds, in any one Year; And that the first Four Months, when the Mint there, shall be set on Work, they shall, monthly, and afterwards quarterly, make return to the Lieutenant of the Tower of London, and to the Master of the Mint there, for the Time being, or either of them; the Pix of their Monies so coined in Ireland, to be tried by the Officers of the Mint, at the aforesaid Tower of London: Who are to make Report thereupon to the Council of State, how they find the same: And if any Defect shall be found therein, the Council of State are hereby impowered to give present Order for Remedy, as they shall see fit: And the Money so coined by the said Mint, in Ireland, shall pass in Payment as current and lawful Money of this Commonwealth:" Which was read the First time:

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

The House was divided:

The Yeas went forth:

Colonel Clerk, Tellers for the Yeas: 34.
Colonel Jones, With the Yeas:
Colonel Sydenham, Tellers for the Noes: 37.
Mr. Anlaby, With the Noes:

So it passed in the Negative.

A Clause was likewise tendered to this Bill, in these Words; viz. "And be it further Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That, in Consideration of the Losses sustained by Anthony Edwards, one of the Aldermen of the City of Gloucester, and Thomas Witcomb of the said City, and many others, named in a List, delivered in to the Committee of the late Parliament for Irish Affairs, by suffering their Houses voluntarily to be burned, and their Goods and Lands destroyed, for the Service of the Parliament, before the late Siege of the said City of Glocester, by the late King's Forces, such Part and Share of the said forfeited Lands, as shall be valued at Ten thousand Pounds, according to the Rates set upon those Lands, appointed by this Act to be set forth unto the Adventurers for Irish Lands; be set-forth, and sufficiently conveyed unto the said Anthony Edwards, Thomas Whitcombe, and their Heirs, in Trust, for the Use of themselves, and all others named in the said List, to be divided amongst them or the Heirs, Executors, Administrators or Assigns of them, or any of them respectively, according to their several and respective Losses, and Sufferings, mentioned in the said List:" Which was this Day read the First time.

Resolved, That this Clause be read again the Second time.

And the same was accordingly read the Second time.

And the Question being put, That the House doth agree to this Clause; and that the same be Part of the Bill;

The House was divided.

Captain Crofts, Tellers for the Yeas: 33.
Mr. Highland, With the Yeas,
Colonel Cromwell, Tellers for the Noes: 33.
Sir Robert King, With the Noes,

Mr. Speaker declared his Vote with the Yeas; And so it was.

Resolved, That this House doth agree with this Clause; and order, that it be Part of the Bill.