Wednesday, the 31st of December, 1651.
Dean and Chapters Lands.
MR. Say reports from the Committee for removing
of Obstructions in the Sale of Dean and Chapters
That the Lady Wade being possessed of the Manor of
Belzeeze at Hampstead in Com. Midd. by Lease from
the Dean and Chapter at Westminster, for the Term of
21 Years, to end at Michaelmas 1655, under the yearly
Rent . . 19£. 2s. 10d. did, in May 1642, surrender that
Lease, and took a new Lease for 21 Years: And, besides
a great Fine paid, there was reserved a further yearly Rent
of Ten Loads of Hay, and Five Quarters of Oats: And
being so possessed, passed away her whole Interest in the
Manor to John Holgate Esquire, who hath purchased of
the Contractors the Inheritance: The Parliament, by
Act of 26th of September 1649, settle upon the School
and Alms-houses of Westminster, amongst other annual
Revenues, the Rent of 19£. 2s. 10d. by the old surrendered Lease; with the additional Rent of Ten Loads of
Hay and Five Quarters of Oats by the new Lease, voided
by the Act.
The Committee for removing Obstructions, upon the
Petition of the said John Holgate, granted a Re-prize for
the said new Rent; but that Re-prize was denied by the
Contractors, in regard the said new Rent was settled by
the Parliament upon the said School, upon a Mistake:
And the said John Holgate was forced to pay in his whole
Purchase Money, before he could have his Assurance.
Resolved, That it be reported to the Parliament, as the
Opinion of this Committee, That the said new Rent of
Hay and Oats, with the Arrearages thereof since the
passing of the said Act, which voided the new Lease, be
discharged: Which they humbly submit to the Judgment
of the Parliament.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That an Act be brought
in for avoiding the new Rent of Hay and Oats; with the
Arrearages thereof since the passing the Act, which
avoided the new Lease: And Mr. Say is to bring in an
Sir Wm. Allenson reports;
The State of the Accompt ofBryan Nelson, for his personal Pay and Disbursements for the Parliament, and of
all the Monies he acknowlegeth to have received in Part
thereof, made up by the Committee for the Accompts of
the Soldiery, sitting at Worcester House, in Pursuance of
an Order of Parliament to them directed, of the 13th of
August 1650; as followeth, viz.
|Demands by him made for personal Pay; for which Vouchers are produced.||As Trooper in Captain John Allured's Troop, from the 10th of November 1642, to the 28th of May 1643, being 199 Days, at 2s. 6d. per Diem||24||17||6|
|As Quarter-Master to Captain Matthew Allured's Troops, from the 29th of May 1643, to the 26th of November 1643, being 181 Days at 9s. per Day for himself and Two Horses; he being certified by Wm. Wood, then Muster Master General to the Northern Army, to be so mustered 14th of August 1643||81||9||—|
|As Commissary General for the Provisions of the Army late under Sir John Mildrum, deceased; from the 17th of December 1643 to the 23th of March 1643, being 96 Days, at 16s. per Day, for his personal Pay, and 9s. 6d. per Diem, for Pay of Three Clerks, and One Store-keeper||122||8||—|
|As Commissary General, or Provider for Provisions of the late Army, under Command of Ferdinando Lord Fairfax; from 24 Aprilis 1644, to 20th of January 1644, being 271 Days; at like Pay as for that under Sir John Meldrum||345||10||6|
|Out of which deducting free Quarter for the whole time of Service, according to the Instructions of 28th of May 1647; viz. 8s. per Week, as Trooper; ⅓ as Quarter-master; and ¼ as Commissary; then there resteth due, for his personal Pay||155||10||1½||418||14||10½||1,042||19||6½|
Demands by him made for several Disbursements by him for the publick Service at the Sieges before York, Knasbr. and Pomfrett; for which be produceth Vouchers: Viz.
|For Beeves, Sheep, and Veals as by several Receipts, from the Parties to whom he paid Money, is affirmed to be paid||506||5||—||1,042||19||6½|
|For Salt, Bread, and Cheese, as per like Receipts,||18||16||8|
|For Beeves, Sheep, and Lambs, as by Certificate from others that the Money was paid to the Parties||32||17||—||624||4||8|
|For slaughtering Cattle, Brewing, Baking, Mending Ways, and Felling of Wood as per Receipts of the Parties to whom be Money is affirmed to be paid||66||6||—|
Demands by him made for several Disbursements by him for the publick Service at the Sieges aforesaid; for which he produceth no Vouchers; but proffers Oath for the Truth thereof;
|For Cattle, and other Provisions for the Army,||10||1||10||293||2||10|
|For Driving of Cattle, and Information where Malignants Goods were||283||1||—||293||2||10|
|Towards which Personal Pay and Disbursements, the said Bryan Nelson acknowledgth to have received; viz.|
|In the County of York||493||19||10|
|At Haberdashers-Hall, by Order of Parliament||50||—||—|
|From the Northern Committee of Parliament||20||—||—|
|So rest due unto him upon this Account, if allowed||£.||766||12||6½|
Memorandum. He doth also produce a Certificate
under Sir Thomas Maleverer's Hand and Seal, That,
from 15th of May 1644, to 20th of January 1644, the
said Bryan Nelson was to be allowed Pay for 15 Men, at
2s. 6d. per Diem each; That he provided and furnished
them with Horses and Arms; for which Horses and Arms
the said Bryan Nelson demands 150£.; and for the Pay of
15 Men, during the same time, he demands 468£. 15s.:
But whether any, or what Part thereof, was truly paid,
it doth not appear by any Voucher exhibited to this
Also it is therein certified, by the said Sir Thomas Mauleverer, That, from the 15th of May 1644, to the 20th
of January 1644, the said Commissary Nelson was to be
allowed Pay, as Captain of a Troop of Horse; but he
acknowlegeth, he had no Commission as Captain; and,
as Commissary, he hath Allowance of 16s. per Diem for his
own personal Pay, for the same Time, upon this Account.
He demands also Six Shillings per Diem, as Commissary, for distributing of Victuals to the Train of Artillery;
whereas he is allowed 16s. per Diem, for the same Time,
as Commissary, upon this Account.
The said Bryan Nelson acknowlegeth 1,370 Beeves,
2,030 Sheep and Lambs, 26 Veals, 3 Horses, 1 Foal,
2 Swine, 15 Couple of Fish, and 30 Pounds of Hops,
which he provided and took from several Persons in the
County of York, for the Use of the Army, at the Sieges
before York, Knasborough, and Pomfrett: He likewise
dischargeth himself of the said Provisions; viz. By 199
Beeves, 260 Sheep and Lambs, slaughtered, as per his
Book appears: By 1 Swine slaughtered, 3 Horses returned
to the Owners, 15 Couple of Fish, and 30 Pound of Hops,
spent by the Army; but produceth no Certificate: By 1
Swine, 34 Beeves, and 24 Calves, he sold for 109 Pounds,
which said Sum he chargeth upon his Receipts in this
Account: By 1,137 Beeves, 1,770 Sheep and Lambs,
and 2 Veals, slaughtered for the Use of the Army, at
the Sieges aforesaid, as appears by several Certificates:
By 1 Foal delivered back, as appears by Certificate.
Thomas Broad. Nich. Bond, Thomas Richardson,
W. Jissop, Rich. Wilcox, Edw. Carey.
Resolved, That the Sum of 766£. 12s. 6d. be paid
unto the said Bryan Nelson, or his Assignees, in full
Satisfaction of the said Account.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That this Sum of Seven
hundred Sixty-six Pounds Twelve Shillings Six Pence
be charged upon the Monies which shall first be raised by
the Sale of Delinquents Estates; which shall be sold by
Virtue of the additional Act now under Commitment; to
be paid out of that Treasury next after the 5,000£. charged
upon that Receipt to be paid to the Earl of Salisbury:
And the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said Bryan
Nelson shall be a sufficient Discharge for the same.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Barons of the Exchequer, to proceed in the Case of Sir Kenelme Digby,
according to Justice in ordinary Course, as in other Cases.
Army, &c. Committee.
Colonel Downes reports from the Committee to whom
the Bill for a Committee of the Army and Treasurers at
Wars was committed, Amendments to that Bill: Which
were twice read.
Resolved, That there be only Two Treasurers at Wars.
The Amendment in the Fourth Leaf and 9th Line,
wherein the yearly Allowance or Salary of 3,000£. is reported, being read, was, upon the Question, agreed.
The Question being put, That the old Treasurers at
Wars, or any of them, be Treasurers at War in this Act;
It passed in the Negative.
The Question being propounded, That any Members
of Parliament be named for Treasurers in this Bill;
And the Question being put, That this Question be
It passed in the Affirmative.
And the main Question being put;
The House divided:
The Yeas went forth.
Colonel Sydney,||Tellers for the Yeas:||31.|
|Sir Wm. Masham,||With the Yeas,|
Lord Grey,||Tellers for the Noes:||27.|
|Colonel Marten,||With the Noes,|
So it passed with the Affirmative.
Resolved, That Wm. Leman Esquire be one of the
Treasurers at Wars to be appointed in this Act.
Resolved, That Captain John Blackwell the younger be
one of the Treasurers at Wars to be appointed in this Act.
The Amendments, being put to the Question, were
Ordered, That Wm. Constable, Mr. Say, Mr. Blagrave,
be added to the Committee of the Army.