House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 24 September 1653

Pages 323-324

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

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Saturday, the 24th of Septemb. 1653.

Hart reprieved.

A CERTIFICATE from Richard Lee, Associate to the Clerk of the Assizes for the County of Surrey, was this Day read.

Ordered, That Stephen Hart, being a condemned Prisoner in Maidstone Gaol, for a Robbery, be reprieved until the next Assizes: And that, in the mean time, the Judge before whom he was tried, do certify, to the Parliament, the Matter of Fact touching the said Stephen Hart: And the Sheriff is required to forbear Execution, in the mean time.

Dawes' Creditors.

The humble Petition of such of the Creditors of Sir Thomas Dawes Knight, as advanced Twenty thousand Seven hundred Thirteen Pounds Fourteen Shillings and Eight-pence, for the Service of the Commonwealth, in August 1641, was this Day read.

Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Committee for Advance of Money, to examine the Petitioners Debt, and to state the Matter of Fact; and report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

Irish Adventurers.

The House this Day resumed the Debate upon the Bill 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.

A Proviso was tendered to this Bill, in these Words; "Provided that every Person, who, by Virtue of this Act, hath, or shall have, Lands set out by Irish Measure, at his first Entrance thereupon, shall pay, for every Acre he shall have in Ulster, One Peny; and for every Acre he shall have in Munster, Three-half-pence; every Acre he shall have in Limister, Two-pence; unto such Treasurer as the Parliament shall appoint, for the Maintenance of the Poor that were driven out of Ireland, by Reason of the late Rebellion there; and for transporting them thither again, for the better peopling thereof:" Which was read the First time.

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

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Mr. Highland, Tellers for the Yeas: 28.
Mr. Sadler, With the Yeas,
Colonel Cromwell, Tellers for the Noes: 31.
Colonel Clerk, With the Noes,

So it passed with the Negative.

Irish Adventurers.

Another Clause was tendered to the said Bill, in these Words: And be it further Enacted, That, in Consideration of the great Losses of the Town of Liverpoole the Commissioners for Irish Affairs shall set-forth and appoint so much Land as amounts to the Value of Ten thousand Pounds, according to the Rates that are allowed to the Adventurers and Soldiers, in any of the Ten Counties, to them assigned by this Act, for the Use and Benefit of the said Town, and their Successors for ever: Which was this Day read the First Time; and, upon the Question, read the Second time.

Resolved, That, next after the Word "Commissioners," these Words "for Irish Affairs," be omitted; and, instead thereof, these Words inserted, "of Parliament in Ireland."

Resolved, That, instead of these Words, "according to the Rates that are allowed to the Adventurers and Soldiers in any of the Ten Counties to them assigned," these Words be inserted, "according to the Rates that the Debts due upon the Publick Faith are appointed to be satisfied."

And the said Proviso, so amended, was, upon the Question, agreed; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.

Another Clause was tendered to the Bill, in these Words; "And be it further Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That the Commissioners of Parliament in Ireland be, and they are hereby, authorized and required to set out Lands to the Value of Five hundred Pounds, of the aforesaid forfeited Lands, unto Richard Nethoway of the City of Bristoll, Brewer, or his Assigns, according to the Rules and Directions in this Act for satisfying the Publick Faith; and to put the said Richard Netheway, his Heirs and Assigns, into the Possession thereof, to be enjoyed by him the said Richard Nethoway, his Heirs or Assigns, accordingly:" Which was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.

Another Proviso was tendered to this Bill, in these Words; "Provided always, That the Commander in Chief, and Commissioners of Parliament in Ireland, do cause the Arrears of Colonel John Hewson, Governor of Dublin, for his Service in Ireland, to be stated and set out unto him, in Satisfaction for the Arrears due to him, for his Service in England and Ireland, according to the Rates in this Act mentioned, Lands in some convenient Place contiguous to his said Command; any thing in this Act to the contrary notwithstanding:" Which was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.

Another Proviso was tendered to this Bill, in these Words, "Provided also, and be it Enacted, That this Act shall not extend to the Dwelling-house of John Cooke, one of the Justices for the Province of Munster in Ireland, situate in the City of Waterford, nor to the Farm of Kilbarry, being Two Plough-Lands and an half, lying within the Liberty of the said City; nor to the Farm of Barnehaley in the County of Cork, being Three PloughLands, which are in the Possession of the said Justice Cook; which House, Farms, and Lands, with their Appurtenances, are hereby settled upon the said John Cook, and his Heirs for ever, for his good and faithful Services in Ireland; and in lieu of all Arrears of Pension due unto him for the same:" Which was twice read; and agreed; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.

Another Clause was tendered to this Bill, on Behalf of Captain John Browne, Son and Heir of Humfry Browne: Which was once read, and withdrawn.

Another Proviso was tendered to the Bill in these Words: "Provided also, That in case the said Commissioners of Parliament, shall find it inconvenient or debatory, to proceed, in the first Place, to the ascertaining of Titles, and distinguishing of Persons, according to the Qualifications mentioned in the said Act, for settling of Ireland, before transplanting the Irish; that . . . shall and may be lawful to the said Commissioners to order and direct the Transplanting the said Irish although their Claims be not first determined, or their Qualifications distinguished; any thing in this Act, or any the aforesaid Instructions, to the contrary notwithstanding: And that it shall and may be lawful for the said Commissioners of Parliament to set out unto such of the said Irish, whose Claims shall not be timely determined, Lands in Connaght, which, by Estimation, may be proportionable to the Estate so by them claimed, or complete to such Stock as each of the said Persons shall have to occupy the said Lands withal, as the said Commissioners shall think fit; and afterwards to determine their respective Claims, and to put them into Possession of Lands, accordingly:" Which was twice read.

Resolved, That this Debate be adjourned till Monday Morning, Eight of the Clock.