Friday, the 31th of December, 1652.
ORDERED, That the Amendments to the Bill for
regulating of Printing be reported on Wednesday next,
the first Business.
Sale of late King's Property.
The House resumed the Debate upon the Act for the
exposing to Sale divers Castles, Houses, Parks, Lands,
and Inheritance, belonging to the late King, Queen, and
Prince, exempted from Sale by a former Act.
The Clause, Yesterday tendered to be inserted in the
said Act for Sale of the Reversions and Remainders vested
in the Crown, was this Day read the Second time.
Resolved, That a Committee do withdraw, and amend
this Clause, and forthwith bring it in again.
Mr. Attorney General, Sir Thomas Withrington, Mr.
Ellis, Mr. Hill, Lord Chief Baron, Major Salwey, Mr.
Say, Mr. Lechmere, Mr. Long.
Mr. Say reports a Proviso to be inserted into this Bill,
in these Words; "Provided always, That this Act, nor
any thing therein contained, doth or shall extend to
take away, impeach, or any way prejudice, the Right,
Title, Interest, Privilege, or Liberty of any Person or
Persons, Bodies Politick or Corporate, in, or unto, any
Waters or Watercourses, Conduits, Pipes, Ponds, Sluices,
Bays, Dams, or other Instruments and Things necessary
or useful for the carrying or conveying of Water in or
through any the Houses or Lands by this present Act directed to be sold; and that the said Person and Persons,
Bodies Politick and Corporate, and every of them, shall
and may have and enjoy the same, according to their respective Interests therein or thereto, as amply and fully,
to all Intents and Purposes, as if this Act had never been
made; so that such Person and Persons, Bodies Politick
and Corporate, and every of them respectively do make
their Claim thereunto before the Commissioners of Obstructions, in this Act nominated, at or before the
Day of in the Year of our Lord:"
Which was read the First and Second time.
And the Question being put to agree to that Proviso;
It passed with the Negative.
And was, upon the Question, rejected.
An Exception was tendered to the said Bill in these
Words; viz. "Except the Liberty, Immunity, and Privilege, of all Waters, Watercourses, Conduits, Pipes,
Ponds, Sluices, Bays, Dams, or other Instruments and
Things, now or heretofore used, for the carrying or conveying of Water in or through any the Houses, Lands,
or Premises:" Which was twice read; and, upon the
Question, agreed unto: And ordered to be Part of the
Bill; and to come in, in the 22d Line, next after the
The Question being propounded, That Leave shall be
given to speak against the Vote, that Hampton-court, and
other Lands thereunto belonging, shall not be sold by
And the Question being put, That this Question be
It passed with the Affirmative.
And the main Question being put; It was
Resolved, That Leave shall be given to speak against
the Vote, That Hampton-court, and other Lands thereunto belonging, shall not be sold by this Bill.
Resolved, That the House called Hampton-court, and
the Three Parks thereunto belonging, be put into this
Bill, to be sold, in the same Words that were formerly
omitted out of the Paper Bill: And the same being ingrossed in these Words; viz. "The Mansion House,
commonly called Hampton-court, in the County of Middlesex, with the Barns, Stables, Out-houses, Gardens, Orchards, Yards, Courts, and Back-sides, belonging unto,
or used and enjoyed with, the said Mansion-House, with
the Park commonly called the House-park; and the Two
other Parks there, the one called the Middle-park, and
the other called the Bushy-park, at Hampton-court, within
the said County of Middlesex;" was read.
Resolved, That the Hare-Warren, and the Meadows
therewith used and enjoyed, and all other Lands, Woods,
and Timber thereunto belonging, and yet unsold, be put
into this Bill, to be sold.
And the same was accordingly ingrossed in the Parchment, with the precedent Clause: And, upon the Question, after it was twice read, was agreed; and ordered to
be Part of the Bill.
Ordered, That next after the Word "Middlesex,"
in the Second Line of the Bill, these Words, "with all
Houses, Woods, and Perquisites thereunto belonging,"
The Question being put, That the Clause touching
Wallingford-house, and the Garden thereunto belonging,
do stand in the Bill;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
Sir Gilbert Pickering,
||Tellers for the Yeas:
|Sir James Harrington,
||With the Yeas,
||Tellers for the Noes:
|Mr. Thomas Challoner,
||With the Noes.
So it passed with the Negative.
And the Rider was taken off from the Bill.
A Proviso was tendered to this Bill, in these Words;
viz. "Provided always, and be it Enacted, That this
Act, nor any Thing therein contained, shall in any wise
extend to, or be prejudicial unto Sir John Hippisley,
Knight, for or concerning his Estate in Bushy-park, alias
the South-park, Part of the Honour of Hampton-court in
the County of Middlesex; which he claimeth for his Life,
by Letters-Patents, dated the 8th of October, in the
Fourth Year of the late King; but that the said Sir John
Hippisley shall and may enjoy his said Estate, with all
Benefits, Profits, and Advantages, thereby granted, any
Thing in this Act to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding:" Which was read the First and Second time.
Resolved, That Sir John Hippisley Knight have the Sum
of One thousand Two hundred and Fifty Pounds, in Recompence and full Satisfaction of all his Claim, Demand,
and Interest in Bushy-park, alias the South-park, Part of
the Honour of Hampton-court, in the County of Middlesex.
Ordered, That the Treasurers in this Bill named, be
authorized and required to pay and satisfy, unto the said
Sir John Hippisley, the said Sum of Twelve hundred and
Fifty Pounds, out of the Monies to be raised by Sale
of the said Park: And that the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said Sir John Hippisley, or his Assigns,
shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said Treasurers in
Ordered, That James Challoner Esquire have the Sum
of Two hundred Pounds allowed and paid unto him, in
Lieu and Satisfaction of his Disbursements, in Repairs,
and otherwise, upon and about the Lodge-house in the
Park called the Middle-park, at Hampton-court in the
County of Middlesex: And that the Treasurers, in this
Bill named, be impowered and authorized, out of the Monies to be raised by Sale of the said Park, to pay and
satisfy the same to the said James Challoner, or his
Assigns, accordingly: And that the Acquittance and
Acquittances of the said James Challoner, or his Assigns, shall be a sufficient Discharge to the Treasurers in
Resolved, That these Words be inserted into this Bill;
viz. "And all that House, with the Appurtenances, commonly called Somersett or Denmark-house, situate in the
Strand in the said County of Middlesex, and all the Buildings and Out-houses thereunto adjoining and appertaining,
and now used with the same; and the Gardens, Orchards,
Yards, Courts, and Back-sides, belonging unto, and now
used with, the said House."
Lord Chief Baron reports from the Committee appointed to withdraw, Amendments to the Clause committed: Which were twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.
The Question being put, That these Words; viz. "so
as it be not under the Value of Years Purchase,"
do stand in this Clause in the Bill;
It passed with the Negative.
And the said Act, so amended, being put to the Question, passed: And it is ordered to be forthwith printed
Hyde Park, &c. Watercourses.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Revenue, speedily to examine the State of the Business
touching the Waters and Watercourses, and Aqueducts,
coming from or through Hyde-park or Greenwich, and
the Interest of the State therein; and what Advantage
may be made to the State thereby; and report the State
thereof, with their Opinion, to the House.
Grant to Hammond, &c.
Ordered, That Lands of Inheritance, of the clear yearly
Value of One hundred and Thirty Pounds by the Year,
out of the Lands which shall be exposed to Sale upon
the Additional Act for Sale of several Lands and Estates
forfeited to the Commonwealth for Treason, be set out
and conveyed to Lieutenant-General Hamond, and the
rest of the Train of Artillery, or to such other Person or
Persons as the said Lieutenant-General Hamond, and the
rest of the Train of Artillery, shall appoint, in full Satisfaction and Discharge of the Contract made by them for
the Hare-warren at Hampton-court.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Trustees at Worcester-house, and the Trustees at Drury-house, that they
confer together, and take care, that Lands be set out and
settled to the Use of the Train of Artillery, on such Persons, and their Heirs, as they shall appoint, out of the
Lands which shall be exposed to Sale by the Act, intituled, An Additional Act for Sale of several Lands and
Estates forfeited to the Commonwealth for Treason, according to the last Vote, in Satisfaction and Discharge of
the Contract made by them, or on their Behalf for the
Hare-warren; and to see that the Monies, for which
their Contract was made, be satisfied to the State, according to the said Contract.
Ambassador to Sweden.
Sir Henry Vane the younger reports from the Council
THAT the Lord Viscount Lisle be the Person who is
to be presented to the Parliament, as one whom they
judge fit to be sent Ambassador from this Commonwealth
into Sweden, in pursuance of an Order of Parliament to
Resolved, by the Parliament, That the Lord Viscount
Lisle be sent Ambassador Extraordinary from this Commonwealth into Sweden.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to
consider of and prepare Instructions, and all necessary
Accommodations, for the Lord Viscount Lisle his going
Ambassador Extraordinary into Sweden.
Ordered, That Mr. Attorney-General do prepare a
Commission for the Lord Viscount Lisle to go Ambassador Extraordinary into Sweden.
Claims on Publick Faith.
Ordered, That the Bill touching the Publick Faith be
read the Second time on this Day Sevennight, the first
Business; nothing to intervene.
Probate of Wills, &c.
Ordered, That the Amendments to the Act for Probate of Wills, be reported on Thursday Morning next.
Sale of late King's Property.
Ordered, That the Two Surveyors employed in surveying the Lands in the Bill for Sale of divers Castles,
Parks, &c. do take care for the Stocking of James
Park to the Height, with the Deer now remaining in
the Parks called the House-park, and Bushy-park, alias
South-park, Part of the Honour of Hampton-court in the
County of Middlesex, and in the Parks called Greenwichpark and Hyde-park; and that the rest of the Deer be
sold by them at the best Value; and that they pay in the
Money thereby raised, to the Treasurers in this Bill named,
to the Use of the Navy, deducting the Charges by them
expended in removing the Deer out of the said Parks into
Ordered, That the Persons, that have the Custody of
the said Parks, be and are required to take care, that the
Deer be not embezzled, or otherwise disposed of.
Grant to Ly Ranulaugh.
Ordered, That Four Pounds weekly be paid unto the
Lady Ranulaugh for Six Months, upon Account; and
that the same be charged upon Goldsmiths-hall; and that
the Commissioners for Compounding be authorized and
required to issue their Warrants unto the Treasurers there,
to pay the same, accordingly: And that her Acquittance
or Acquittances, for the Receipt thereof, shall be a sufficient Discharge in that Behalf.
E. of Chesterfield.
Resolved, That the Five Pounds a Week formerly
ordered to be paid to the Earl of Chesterfield out of
Goldsmiths-hall, be suspended, until the Parliament take