House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 1 September 1659

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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, September 1st, 169.

Invalid Soldiers, &c.

THE humble Petition of the maimed Soldiers, Widows, and Orphans, of the Savoy and Ely-house, was this Day read.

The humble Petition of the sick and maimed Soldiers, Widows, and Orphans, belonging to Ely-house and the Savoy Hospitals, was this Day read.

The Question being propounded, That Two Months Pay be forthwith provided and paid to the said respective Petitioners;

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 Two Months Pay be forthwith provided and paid to the respective said Petitioners.

Resolved, That the Council of State do give Order for the present Payment of a Fortnight's Pay of the said Two Months Pay.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Inspections, to consider, Out of what Treasuries, or by what Ways or Means the said other Six Weeks Pay may be satisfied, with least Prejudice to the Publick; and report their Opinions therein to this House, within Ten Days.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Trustees and Contractors at Worcester-house, or any Three of them, to confer with the Commissioners for maimed Soldiers at Ely-house and the Savoy, and their Officers; and to consider, who are fit to be continued Pensioners, or to be provided for; and how Provision may be made out of the Rents and Revenues of Hospitals, or otherwise, for such as are fit to have Pensions, or to be provided for, without charging the Publick Treasury.

Resolved, That none shall have Pensions, after they are married to second Husbands, since the Death of their Husbands who were wounded or slain in the Service of the Parliament.

Resolved, That none be continued Pensioners, but such as are by Maims or Wounds, received in the Service of the Commonwealth, disabled to work for their Livings.

Resolved, That the Children of such wounded, maimed, or slain Soldiers, as are fit to be put out Apprentices, shall be put out Apprentices.

Resolved, That such of the Widows of Soldiers wounded or slain in the Service of the Parliament, as are able to work, and have no Children, shall be continued no longer in the said Hospitals.

Ordered, That the said Trustees and Contractors at Worcester-house be, and are hereby, enjoined to give their Attendance on this Business; and to give an Account thereof to this House, before the Nine-and-twentieth of September 1659.

Provisioning the Fleet.

Colonel Thompson reports from the Council of State, a Letter from General Mountague, dated aboard the Naseby, in the Sound, the Three-and-twentieth of August 1659: Which was read.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to take care, that, according to the former Distribution, reported to this House, and according to the Propositions agreed on, that Provision be made for the Fleet, as they do come in, out of the Assessments, Customs, and Excise.

The House adjourns till Three a Clock.

Thursday, September 1st, 1659. Afternoon.

Irish Adventurers.

ORDERED, That the Amendments to the Bill for settling Lands upon the Adventurers and Soldiers in Ireland, be reported on Saturday Morning next.

Army Appointment.

The House being informed, that Colonel Henry Smith was at the Door; he was called in: And, being come up to the Clerk's Table, in usual manner; Mr. Speaker acquainted him with the Trust reposed in him; and that the Parliament and Commonwealth expected Faithfulness from him: And thereupon delivered him his Commission to be Governor of Innernes in Scotland.


A Bill for raising One hundred Twenty thousand Pounds by the Month, upon England, Scotland, and Ireland, was this Day read the Second time.

Resolved, That this Bill be a Bill of Assessment, and not of Loan.

Resolved, That the Sum be One hundred thousand Pounds by the Month, upon England, Scotland, and Ireland.

The Question being propounded, That the Assessment do continue for a Year, at One hundred thousand Pounds by the Month;

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 the Assessment do continue for a Year, at One hundred thousand Pounds per mensem.

Resolved, That this Bill be committed unto Mr. Wild, Mr. Holland, Mr. John Goodwin, Colonel Temple, Mr. Nutt, Sir Richard Lucy, Mr. West, Mr. Hayes, Sir Michael Levisey, Colonel Bingham, Mr. Trenchard, Lord Monson, Mr. Baker, Colonel Fagg, Mr. Garland, Sir Henry Mildmay, Alderman Atkins, Colonel Tompson, Mr. Pury, Mr. Solicitor Reynolds, Sir James Harrington, Colonel Lister, Colonel White, Mr. Darley, Colonel Downe, Mr. Robert Goodwin, Colonel Dove, Colonel Harvey, Colonel Waite, Colonel Barker, Mr. Pigott, Mr. Cawley, Lord Commissioner Lisle, Mr. Skynner, Sir Henry Vane, Sir Wm. Strickland, Colonel Martin, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Millington, Mr. Strickland, Sir Arthur Hesilrig, Mr. Love, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Mr. Nelthrope: And all that come to have Voices: And are to meet in the Speaker's Chamber To-morrow in the Afternoon: And that Colonel Harvey do take care hereof.


The House proceeded upon the Report made from the Council of State, touching the Regulation of the Militia in the respective Counties: And the Names of Commission Officers, reported, were read; and are as followeth; viz.

Counties. Troops Captains.
Berkes 2 Lord Whitlock.
Captain Henry Canon.
Bedford 2 Captain Whitebread.
* * *
Bucks 2 Colonel Fleetwood.
Major Browne.
Cambridge 2 Colonel Robert Castle.
Major West.
Ely 2 Col. Francis Underwood.
Captain Richard Staines.
Cheshire 4 Colonel Duckenfeild.
Colonel Henry Bradshaw.
Colonel Croxton.
Major Wm. Fallowes.
Cornwall 4 Colonel Bennett.
Colonel Anth. Rous.
Captain Cloke.
Captain Bradden.
Cumberland 1 Captain Studholme.
Derby 3 Captain Fulwood.
Captain Tomlinson.
* * *
Devon 4 Captain Henry Hatsell.
Major Nico. Martin.
Captain Francis Rolls.
* *
Dorset 2 Major Robert Pelham.
Major James Dewy.
Durham 2 Colonel Tho. Liddall.
Captain Tho. Gower.
Essex 5 Sir Tho. Honnywood.
Lieutenant Colonel Temple.
Colonel Tho. Cooke.
Colonel Henry Mildmay.
Lieut. Col. Samuell Champnes.
Gloucester 3 Major John Wade.
Captain John Croffes.
* * *
Hertford 2 Colonel Marsh.
Captain Disher.
Hereford 2 Colonel James.
Captain Rogers.
Huntington 1 Captain Samuell Pont.
Kent 6 Sir Robert Honnywood.
Colonel Kenrick.
Captain Browne.
Captain Monins.
Major Foch.
Colonel Blunt.
Lancashire 4 Colonel West.
Major Robinson.
Colonel Alexander Rigby.
Captain Geo. Fell.
Leicester 2 Colonel Hesilrig.
Captain Cockram.
Lincolne 4 Colonel Lister.
Captain Cust.
Captain Yarbrough.
Captain Thompson.
Middlesex 2 Sir James Harrington.
Colonel Barkstead.
Monmouth 2 Captain John Nicholas.
* * *
Northampton 3 Colonel Alexander Blake.
Major Boteler.
Major Wm. Rainborow.
Norfolk 5 Colonel Gurdon.
Colonel Jermy.
Major Woolmer.
Colonel Buller.
* * *
Northumberland 2 Captain Robert Hesilrig.
Captain Henry Ogle.
Nottingham 2 Captain Edward Cludd.
Captain Henry Champion Palmer, to be Lieutenant.
Oxon 2 Major Huntington.
Captain Phelpes.
Rutland 1 Captain Barry.
Salop 3 Major Waring.
Captain Boterell.
Captain Evans.
Southampton 3 Major Hooker.
Captain Barnes.
Captain Robert Mason, of the Close in Winchester.
Stafford 3 Colonel Crompton.
Captain Gent, Lieut. Col.
Captain Backhouse.
Suffolk 5 Colonel John Fothergill.
Colonel Humphrey Brewster.
Major Robert Sparrow.
Major Fox.
Captain John Moody.
Somerset 4 Lieutenant Colonel Bovett.
Captain Harrington.
Captain Samson.
Colonel John Pine.
Surrey 2 Captain John Blackwell.
Major Audley.
Sussex 3 Colonel John Fagg.
Captain Tho. Fissenden.
Captain Tho. Hay.
Warwick 2 Colonel Hawksworth.
Major Thornton.
Wills 4 Colonel Eyre.
Major Ludlow.
Lieutenant Colonel Reade.
Major Hely.
Westmerland 1 * * *
Worcester 2 Captain Wm. Collins.
Captain Bound.
Yorkshire 7 Lord Ewer.
Lieutenant Col. Walters.
Captain Pickering.
Major Peter Acklam.
Mr. Luke Robinson.
Colonel Bright.
Captain Richard Sykes.
North Wales 3 Captain Roger Sontly.
Captain Richard Price.
Colonel Madrin.
South Wales 2 Colonel Bussy Mansell.
Captain Thomas.

Sir Arthur Hesilrig also reports, An Establishment of Pay for the said Commission Officers, by the Year:

Which was read; and is as followeth; viz.

Captain 100 - -
Lieutenant 50 - -
Cornet 25 6 -
Quarter-master 13 10 -
One Trumpeter, above Soldier's Pay 5 10 -
Three Corporals (each Forty Shillings above Soldier's Pay 6 - -
Fifty Soldiers (Three Corporals and one Trumpeter included,) at Eight Pounds each 400 - -
600 - -