House of Commons Journal Volume 7
4 April 1657

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 4 April 1657', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 7: 1651-1660 (1802), pp. 519-520. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=24607 Date accessed: 24 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Saturday, the 4th of April, 1657.

Merchants Arrears.

MR. Secretary reports from his Highness and the Council, several Addresses made by the Ambassador of the States General of the United Provinces, to his Highness the Lord Protector, touching the Intercourse-Merchants: Which were read.

Ordered, That these Papers be referred to the Committee of Trade, to state the Matter of Fact, and to deliver their Opinion therein to the House.

Ordered, That the Committee of the Army be required to suspend the Levying of the Arrears of the Assessments, upon the Merchants of the Intercourse, in the mean time.

Faunt's Estate.

A Bill for enabling George Faunt, of Foston in the County of Leicester, Esquire, to sell and convey Part of his Lands, for Payment of several Debts and Legacies, charged upon his Estate by Sir William Faunt Knight, deceased, and for raising Portions for his younger Children, and for making his Wife a Jointure, was this Day read the Third time; and, upon the Question, passed.

Ordered, That the Lord Protector's Consent be desired to this Bill.

Catechism.

Ordered, That the Bill for Catechising be read on Tuesday Morning next.

Bastwick's Claims.

Mr. Gorges reports from the Committee to whom Mrs. Bastwick's Petition was referred, The Opinion and Resolves of the said Committee thereupon, accordingly: Which were read as followeth:

IT is the Opinion of this Committee, That the Pension of Forty Shillings by the Week, now paid out of the Receipt of the Exchequer by his Highness' Order, shall be continued and paid unto her, or her Assigns, during her Life, out of the said Receipt.

Also that forfeited Lands, to the yearly Value of Two hundred Pounds, in the County of Dublyn in Ireland, be settled on the said Mrs. Bastwick, and the Issue of her Body, begotten by Doctor Bastwick, in Fee-Simple, according to the Value of Lands there in the Year 1640.

And that the said Lands be proportioned and divided into Five Parts: And that Forty Pounds by the Year, thereof, be settled on the said Mrs. Bastwick, during her Life: Another Forty Pounds by the Year, on John Bastwick the elder, and his Heirs for ever: And another Forty Pounds by the Year, on John Bastwick the younger, and his Heirs, for ever: Another Forty Pounds by the Year, on Judith, now Wife of Thomas Leech Gentleman, and her Heirs, for ever: Another Forty Pounds by the Year, on Susannah, Wife of Roger Burgen Gentleman, and her Heirs, for ever; being the Four Children of the said Doctor Bastwick, and Susanna: And that the Forty Pounds settled on the said Susanna the Mother shall, after her Decease, descend on the said John Bastwick the elder, and his Heirs for ever.

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, That the Pension of Forty Shillings by the Week, now paid out of the Receipt of the Exchequer by his Highness' Order, shall be continued and paid unto her, or her Assigns, during her Life, out of the said Receipt.

Resolved, That the House doth agree with the Committee, That forfeited Lands, to the yearly Value of Two hundred Pounds, in the County of Dublyn in Ireland, be settled on the said Mrs. Bastwick, and the Issue of her Body, begotten by Doctor Bastwick, in Fee-Simple, according to the Value of Lands there in the Year 1640: And that the said Lands be proportioned and divided into Five Parts: And that Forty Pounds by the Year, thereof, be settled on the said Mrs. Bastwick, during her Life: Another Forty Pounds by the Year, on John Bastwick the elder, and his Heirs, for ever: And another Forty Pounds by the Year, on John Bastwick the younger, and his Heirs, for ever: Another Forty Pounds by the Year, on Judith, now Wife of Thomas Leech Gentleman, and her Heirs, for ever: Another Forty Pounds by the Year, on Susanna, Wife of Roger Burgoyn Gentleman, and her Heirs, for ever; being the Four Children of the said Doctor Bastwick, and Susanna: And that the Forty Pounds, settled on the said Susanna the Mother, shall, after her Decease, descend on the said John Bastwick the elder, and his Heirs for ever.

Ordered, That a Bill be brought in to these Purposes on Monday Morning next.

Protector attended.

The Lord Commissioner Whitelock reports from the Committee appointed Yesterday to attend his Highness the Lord Protector, That the said Committee did Yesterday attend his Highness, according to the Order of the House: And that his Highness did express himself to the Committee to this Effect;

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Petition and Advice.

The Question being propounded, That this House doth adhere to their humble Petition, and Advice, presented to his Highness the Lord Protector;

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

The House was divided.

The Noes went forth.

Major-General Whalley, Tellers for the Noes: 65.
Colonel Talbott, With the Noes,
Major-Gen. Howard, Tellers for the Yeas: 77.
Major-Gen. Jephson, With the Yeas,

So it passed in the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put, That this House doth adhere to their humble Petition, and Advice, presented to his Highness the Lord Protector.

The House was again divided.

The Noes went forth.

General Disbrow, Tellers for the Noes: 65.
Colonel Hewson, With the Noes,
General Montagu, Tellers for the Yeas: 78.
Sir John Hobart, With the Yeas,

So it was Resolved, That this House doth adhere to their humble Petition, and Advice, presented to his Highness the Lord Protector.

Debate adjourned.

Resolved, That the present Debate be adjourned till Monday Morning, Eight of the Clock; and nothing else to intervene.

Resolved, That the House be adjourned till Monday Morning, Eight of the Clock.