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House of Commons Journal Volume 7
15 September 1653

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 15 September 1653', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 7: 1651-1660 (1802), pp. 319. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=24260 Date accessed: 23 September 2014.


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Thursday, the 15th of September, 1653.

Coal Mine in New Forest.

MR. Major reports from the Council of State, The Proposals of Captain Peter Pryaullx, George Gregory, and George Thompson, of Southampton, Merchants, concerning the Discovery of a Mine of Coals in New-Forest in Hampshire; and also a Letter from Colonel Norton and Mr. Richard Maior, dated the 27th of June last, concerning the same; together with the whole State of the Business, for their Direction therein: Which were this Day read.

Resolved, That this Business touching Coals in the New Forest, and the Papers now reported, be referred to the Committee of Trade: And that Mr. Mayor be added to that Committee, for this Purpose.

Delinquents Estates.

Mr. Broughton reports from the Council of State, That there is a Discovery presented to the Council of State; and that it is proposed, that the Discoverer may have a clear Fourth Part of such Discovery, which shall and may be received and had to and for the Use of the Parliament: And that the Council of State, or such as they shall appoint, may be impowered, by such Ways and Means as they shall think fit, to make practicable, and bring to Effect, such Discoveries.

Resolved, That the Council of State be impowered, in this Discovery now proposed to them, to give a full Fourth Part of such Discovery, which shall be received and had to and for the Use of the State.

Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State, and that they be impowered, by such Ways and Means as they shall think fit, to make practicable, and to bring to Effect, this Discovery, without Injury to any Person.

Isle of Man.

Major-General Desborow reports from the Council of State, A new Establishment for the Isle of Man, as it is appointed by the Council of State, to commence the 17th of October 1653: Which was this Day read; viz.

£. s. d. £. s. d.
The Governor, for his Pay as Governor, besides Captain's Pay - 10 - 14 - -
Chirurgeon - 3 - 4 4 -
Marshal - 2 - 2 16 -
Master Gunner, to be also Storekeeper - 2 6 3 10 -
Two Mates, each at 20d. - 3 4 4 13 4
Six Matrosses, each at 12d. - 6 - 8 8 -
Fire and Candle for the Guards - 4 - 5 12 -
For the Guards of the Isle of Man, Two Companies of Foot, each Company consisting of a Captain, Lieutenant, Ensign, Two Serjeants, Three Corporals, Two Drums, a Gentleman of Arms, and One hundred private Soldiers 10 15 8 301 18 8
Sum £. 12 6 6 345 2 -

Resolved, That this House doth agree to the Reducement, and the Establishment now offered: And do Order, That the said Establishment be confirmed, to commence from the 17th of October 1653.

Stowell's Estate.

Mr. Rous reports from the Committee of Petitions, to whom the Petition of the Purchasers of Sir John Stowell's Estate was referred; That the Committee, having accordingly considered of the said Petition, do humbly offer it to the Parliament, as their Opinion, That the Purchasers of the said Sir John Stowell's Estate may quietly possess and enjoy the same, according to their several Contracts made with the Trustees according to the Act of Parliament.

The Question being propounded, That the House doth agree with this Report of the Committee, that the Purchasers of Sir John Stowell's Estate shall quietly possess and enjoy the same, according to their several Contracts made with the Trustees according to the Act of Parliament;

And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;

It passed in the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put; It was

Resolved, That this House doth agree with this Report of the Committee, That the Purchasers of Sir John Stowell's Estate shall quietly possess and enjoy the same, according to their several Contracts made with the Trustees according to the Act of Parliament.