Wednesday, the 1st of October, 1651.
A LETTER from the Commissioners of the Parliament in Ireland, of the Seventeenth Day of September 1651, was this Day read.
Resolved, That this Letter be referred to the Council
of State to take into Consideration, and give an Account
to the House, of what they have received from Ireland;
and, likewise, what they think fit to be done.
Resolved, That the Council of State do return their
Report to the House, touching the Qualifications for
Ireland, on Friday next.
Resolved, That a Bill be brought in for Confirmation
of the Sale of the Bishops and Dean and Chapters Lands,
to the several Purchasers: And that Mr. Hill, and Mr.
John Corbett, do prepare, and bring in, one or more Bills,
Resolved, That the Sum of One hundred Pounds only,
be disposed of, for defraying the Charges of the Funeral
of Mr. Pelham, late a Member of Parliament, out of the
Five hundred Pounds formerly ordered: And that the
Residue be disposed of for the Good of his Children.
Resolved, That the said Sum of One hundred Pounds
be paid to the Lady Vanlore, late Wife of the said Mr.
Pelham, towards the Discharge of the said Funeral
Army in Ireland.
Resolved, That the Committee of the Army do take
Care for issuing Twenty thousand Pounds a Month, out
of the Assessment of One hundred-and-twenty thousand
Pounds a Month, for the next Three Months, ending the
Twenty-fifth of December next, for Maintenance of the
Army in Ireland; according to such Order, as they shall
receive from the Council of State.
Colonel Thompson reports, from the Council of State,
Matter of Fact, stated in Pursuance of an Order of Parliament, of the Sixteenth of August 1651, upon the Representation of the Commissioners of the Excise.
IT appears, by the Act of Parliament bearing Date the
Twenty-eighth of August 1649, That, from the Beginning
of the Sitting of the Contractors for the Sale of Bishops
Lands, to the Twenty-fifth of July 1649 exclusive, there
was paid, and to be paid, in ready Money, and the 400,000£.
of Goldsmiths-Hall Bill, upon the several Contracts for
Bishops Lands, made by them within the Time aforesaid,
the full Sum of 423,766£. 14s. 10d. Whereupon it was
enacted by Parliament, that all Persons, who have made,
or shall make, from and after the Twenty-fourth of July
1649 inclusive, any Contract for Bishops Lands, shall
be admitted to pay all or any Part of their Purchase Monies, due or to be due upon such Contracts, either in
ready Money, or Weavers-Hall Bills.
By the State of the Accompt of the late Bishops Lands,
bearing Date the Fourth of March 1650, delivered into
the Parliament, it appears, that of the said 400,000£.
there was then discharged, and to be discharged, by Purchases made before that Time, to be paid for in ready
Money and Goldsmiths-Hall Bills, the Sum of 371,669£.
|And that there rested to be satisfied to the Lenders of the said 400,000£. out of the Excise
|In the same Accompt, it appears, that the Land remaining unsold, was, by Estimation, to the Value of
|Also, that there were Lands contracted for, but the Contracts not certified by the Contractors, to the Value of
|That there were Lands contracted for, the Certificates for which were remaining in the Hands of the Register Accomptant, but not passed to Accompt, to the Value of
Which said Lands, together with the Lands unsold,
if, by reason of the Purchasers Elapses, they shall be
thought fit to be sold for Goldsmiths-Hall Bills, will discharge the aforementioned Sum of 28,330£. 11s. 5d.
resting to be satisfied to the Lenders of the first 400,000£.
And then, there will remain Lands, to the Value of
10,807£. 9s. 4¼d. towards farther Satisfaction of the
Remainder of the latter 400,000£.
Ordered, That the Commissioners for the Grand Excise, be authorized and required, to pay over unto the
Treasurers at War, the Sum of 28,330£. the Remainder of
the first 400,000£. upon the Excise and Bishops Lands,
without any Fees: And, that the Treasurers at War be
authorized and injoined to repay, without any Fees, the
said 28,330£. to the said Commissioners of the Excise,
before the last Day of January 1651, out of the 20,000£.
a Month for the Maintenance of the Army in Ireland, to
come in upon the Assessment of 120,000£. a Month, for
Three Months, ending the Twenty-fifth of December
1651, to remain in the Commissioners Hands upon the
same Terms it now doth.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Committee for
removing the Obstructions in the Sale of Bishops Lands,
to consider of the State of Matter of Fact now reported,
and to consider where the Failures have been, that the
Sales have not been perfected; and to take care for the
putting in Execution, the Acts, Orders, Ordinances, and
Penalties for the Sale of the said Lands; and to report to
the House, if there be any Thing wanting to carry on the
speedy Sale of the Remainder: And, that the Commissioners for Compounding, be authorized and injoined to
put in Execution the Penalties mentioned in an Ordinance
of the Three-and-twentieth of March 1647, intituled,
An Additional Ordinance of the Lords and Commons
assembled in Parliament, for Explanation and better Execution of former Ordinances, for the Sale of the Lands
and Possessions of the late Archbishops and Bishops
within the Realm of England, and Dominion of Wales,
as shall be directed by the Committee of Obstructions
for Sale of the said Lands.
Ordered, That John Nutt, John Dove, and John Lenthall, Esquires, be added to the Committee of Obstructions, for the Sale of Estates forfeited for Treason; and
that they be, and are hereby, impowered to sit and act
Propagating the Gospel.
Ordered, That the Act for the Propagation of the
Gospel, be brought in on this Day Seven-night.
Ordered, That the Act for suppressing of Popery, be
brought in on this Day Seven-night.
Sitting of this Parliament.
Ordered, That the Bill for setting a Time certain for
Sitting of this Parliament, and for Calling a new Parliament, be brought in this Day Seven-night, the first
Business: And that the Committee do sit this Afternoon,
at Two of Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber; and so de
die in diem.
Ld. Broughill's Estate.
An Act for settling certain Lands and Tenements upon
Roger Lord Boyle, Baron of Broughill, in Ireland, and his
Heirs, was this Day read the First time: And upon the
Question, ordered to be now read again the second time.
The said Act was now read the second time, accordingly; and, upon the Question, committed unto Col. Bossevile, Col. Purefoy, Col. Sidney, Sir Wm. Brereton, Alderman Pennyngton, Mr. Garland, Sir Henry Vane, Mr.
Oldesworth, Mr. James Challoner, Mr. Robert Goodwyn,
Col. Fielder, Col. Morley, Mr. Scott, Mr. Long, Sir
Wm. Allanson, Sir John Trevor, Mr. Say, Sir John Davers, Mr. John Corbett, or any Five of them: And they
are to meet this Afternoon in the Speaker's Chamber;
and so de die in diem. And the particular Care thereof
is referred to Mr. John Corbett.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Brereton do make the Report
in his Hand, touching the Cheshire Business, To-morrow
Grant to Col. Joice.
Ordered, That Lands of the Value of a Hundred
Pounds per Ann. be settled upon Lieutenant Colonel
George Joice, and his Heirs: And that it be referred to
the Committee, to whom the Business touching Lieutenant Colonel Cobbett is referred, to find out Lands of
that Value; and to bring in a Bill for settling the said
Lands upon him, and his Heirs, accordingly.