of December, 1651.
Gen. Ireton's Window.
THE Lord Commissioner Lisle reports Amendments
to the Act for settling Lands upon John Thurlow,
John Hunt, and Nathaniell Waterhowse; in Trust, to the
Use of Bridgett Ireton, the Widow of Henry Ireton, deceased, Deputy General of Ireland, and the Children of
the said Bridgett by the said Henry Ireton: Which were
twice read, and, upon the Question, assented unto.
The Question being put, That these Words in the Sixth
Leaf, and in the Seventh and Eighth Lines, "And of
"and from all Pretence and Claim of any Pre-emption,
"by reason of the said Act," do stand in the Bill;
It passed with the Negative.
The Question being put, That this Bill be ingrossed;
It passed with the Negative.
And the said Act, so amended, being put to the
Grant to Gen. Cromwell.
An Act for settling Manors and Lands, of the clear
Value of 4,000£. a Year, upon Oliver Cromwell, Lord
Lieutenant of Ireland, Captain General of all the Forces
in England and Ireland, and his Heirs, was this Day read
the First and Second time: And, upon the Question,
committed to the Committee that brought in the Bill for
settling Lands in Trust for the Wise and Children of
Henry Ireton, Deputy General of Ireland: And that That
Committee be revived; and that Sir Thomas Widdrington
be added to that Committee: And they are to meet this
Afternoon at Two of Clock.
Ordered, That this Committee have Power to find out
a convenient House for the Lord General, according to
the former Vote of the House; and insert it in this Bill,
over and above the Lands of the Value of 4,000£. by the
Year, in the Bill mentioned.
Grant to Lord Gray.
Mr. Garland reports from the Committee appointed
to consider of the Services of the Lord Grey:
"According to an Order of the 7th of August 1651,
it is humbly offered, as the Opinion of this Committee,
That Thomas Lord Grey of Groby, have settled upon him
and his Heirs, for ever, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments of the yearly Value of 1,000£. in full Satisfaction
of all Charges and Demands due to him the said Lord
Grey; and as a Mark of Favour and Respect from the
Parliament unto him the said Lord Grey, for his great
Services done to this Commonwealth: And that an Act of
Parliament be brought in on that Behalf: All which the
said Committee humbly leaves to the grave Consideration
of the Parliament.
Ordered, That this Business, upon the whole Debate of
the House, and first Order, be recommitted: And that
Mr. Hill and Mr. Say be added to that Committee.
Resolved, That the Parliament doth declare, That
Lands of Inheritance, of the clear yearly Value of Ten
thousand Pounds by the Year, of the Lands forfeited to
the Commonwealth for Treason, shall be added to the
former Lands and Estates, vested in the Trustees, in the
Act for Sale of several Lands and Estates forfeited to the
Commonwealth for Treason; to make up a Supply of
what the former Security is or shall be weakened, by the
taking away, out of the said Lands by the Act exposed
to Sale, any Lands, by Act of Parliament passed this
Day, appointed to be settled in Trust for the Wife and
Children of the late Lord Deputy Governor of Ireland;
or which shall be, by Act of Parliament read this Day,
settled on the Lord General Cromwell, and his Heirs.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Committee to
whom the additional Act for Sale of the Estates of several
Delinquents is committed, to take Care, in That Act, to
set apart Lands of Inheritance, of the clear yearly Value of
Ten thousand Pounds by the Year; to make Supply of what
the former Security is or shall be weakened, by taking
away, out of the Lands by the first Act exposed to Sale,
any Lands, by Act of Parliament passed this Day, appointed to be settled in Trust for the Wife and Children
of the late Lord Deputy Governor of Ireland; or which
shall be settled, by Act, upon the Lord General Cromwell,
and his Heirs: And that the said Committee do bring in
the Amendments to the said Bill on this Day Sevennight.
Resolved, That Alderman Titchborne, one of the Commissioners to go into Scotland, be called in.
Lord Chief Justice St. John, Sir Henry Vane junior,
Colonel Fenwick, Major Salwey, and Alderman Tichborn,
Commissioners appointed to go into Scotland, did this
Day, according to former Order, attend the Parliament;
and were called in, accordingly; and came to the Clerk's
Table: And Mr. Speaker did there, by the Command
of the Parliament, deliver unto the Commissioners their
Commissions, Instructions, and Declarations, to be sent
Ambassadors from Holland.
Mr. Speaker, by way of Report, acquainted the House
he had received a Letter from the Lords Ambassadors
Extraordinary of the Estates General of the United
Provinces of the Low Countries; with a Copy of their
Letters of Credence therein inclosed: Which were both
this Day read.
Resolved, That the Lords Ambassadors Extraordinary
from the High and Mighty Lords the States General of
the United Provinces of the Low Countries, have Audience
in Parliament at Eleven of Clock To-morrow.
Resolved, That Sir Oliver Fleming Knight, Master of
the Ceremonies, do attend the Lords Ambassadors Extraordinary from the High and Mighty Lords the States
General of the United Provinces of the Low Countries,
with the Vote of the Parliament touching the Time of
giving their Lordships Audience.
Resolved, That the Arms set up over the Speaker's
Chair be, for the present, taken down.
Resolved, That the Serjeant at Arms, attending the
Parliament do take Care of providing Three Chairs
with Elbows and Footstools, and other Necessaries for
providing the House for giving Audience to the Lords
Ambassadors Extraordinary from the States General
of the United Provinces, To-morrow.
Resolved, That Care be taken, by the Council of State,
for Hangings, and other Necessaries for the furnishing
and providing the Parliament House, and the Rooms
in the Court of Wards, for the Reception of the Lords
Ambassadors, at their Audience, and whilst they withdraw: And that the Serjeant at Arms do see the same
done against To-morrow.
Ordered, That the Earl of Salisbury, Sir Henry Mildmay, Sir John Danvers, do attend the Lords Ambassadors
Extraordinary from the States General of the United
Provinces of the Low Countries, To-morrow, from their
Lordships Lodging, to the Parliament House, to have