House of Commons Journal Volume 6
24 April 1649

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 24 April 1649', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 6: 1648-1651 (1802), pp. 193-194. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25643 Date accessed: 24 September 2014.


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Die Martis, 24 Aprilis, 1649.

Prayers.

Sir Peter Temple.

Ordered, That the Petition of Sir Peter Temple and his Lady be read on Friday next.

Petition from Kendall.

The humble Petition of the Inhabitants of Ambleside, and the rest of the Baronry of Kendall in the County of Westmerland, was this Day read.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to consider of Convoys for all Parts of the Commonwealth; and that the Merchants may send to Hamborough, and other Parts, for Importing of Corn; and of the most convenient Way, How the same may be done; and to take a speedy and effectual Course therein.

Late King's Children.

Lord Lysle reports from the Council of State, a Letter from the Earl of Northumberland, concerning the Children of the late King.

Ordered, That the Report concerning the late King's Children be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning, the first Business; and nothing to intervene.

Officers of Customs.

Mr. Corbett reports from the Committee of the Navy, concerning the Officers of the Custom-house for the Port of London.

Delinquents.

Ordered, That the Business touching Delinquents, formerly ordered to be taken into Consideration on Saturday last, be taken into Consideration To-morrow.

Boone's, &c. Claims.

Ordered, That Mr. Attorney General do make the Report concerning Mr. Boone and Mr. Upton on Monday next.

Officers of Customs.

Mr. Miles Corbett reports from the Committee of the Navy, concerning the Officers of the Custom-house for the Port of London.

Resolved, &c. That there be Five able and fit Persons for Commissioners to manage the general Affairs of the Customs within England, Wales, and the Town of Barwick.

Resolved, &c. That Stephen Eastwick, Robert Tichburne, Mark Hildersey, Daniel Taylor, and Edward Parks, shall be Commissioners to be nominated in this Model, for the managing the general Affairs of the Customs within England, the Dominion of Wales, and Town of Barwick.

Officers of Customs.

The Question being moved, That Colonel Edmund Harvey, a Member of this House, be added to be one of the Commissioners to be nominated in this Model, for managing the general Affairs of the Customs;

The Question being put, That that Question be now put;

That passed in the Affirmative.

And so the main Question being put;

It was, Resolved, &c. That Colonel Edmund Harvey be added to be one of the Commissioners to be nominated in this Model, for managing the general Affairs of the Customs.

Resolved, &c. That there be an Officer to keep a Cheque on the Receipts Outward for the Port of London: And that the said Officer have Two hundred and Fifty Pounds per Annum Salary; he providing, at his own Cost, Books of Parchment, and other Necessaries.

Resolved, &c. That there be an Officer to keep a Cheque on the Receipts Inwards in the Port of London: And that he, providing, at his own Cost, Books of Parchment, and other Necessaries, to have Two hundred and Fifty Pounds per Annum.

Resolved, &c. That there be an Officer to keep a Cheque of Receipts and Entries of the Out Ports: Who, providing, at his own Cost, Books of Parchment, and other Necessaries, to have Two hundred Pounds per Annum Salary.

Resolved, &c. That there be a Receiver of Monies Outwards, and his Assistant, to be chosen by such as shall be appointed Commissioners: And that the Receiver have Sixty Pounds per Annum Salary; and Twenty Pounds the Assistant: In all, Eighty Pounds.

Resolved, &c. That there be an Officer called Clerk Computor Outwards: And that he have Thirty Pounds per Annum Salary.

Resolved, &c. That there be an Examiner Outwards: And that he have Thirty Pounds per Annum Salary.

Resolved, &c. That there be a Receiver of Monies Inwards, and his Assistant, to be chosen by such as shall be appointed Commissioners: And that the Receiver have Eighty Pounds per Annum Salary, and his Assistant Twenty Pounds; in toto, One hundred . . . . . . per Annum.

Resolved, &c. That there be Clerk Computer in the Receipts Inwards: And that he have Thirty Pounds per Annum for his Salary.

Resolved, &c. That there be an Examiner Inwards: And that he have Thirty Pounds per Annum for his Salary.

Resolved, &c. That there be a Clerk of the Ships Entries: And that he have Fifty Pounds per Annum for his Salary.

Resolved, &c. That there be Two Jerkers: And they each of them have Fifty Pounds per Annum Salary.

Resolved, &c. That there be a Computer and Jerker of the Wine Entries: And that he have Forty Pounds per Annum for his Salary.

Resolved, &c. That there be Two Surveyors of out and defective Wines: And that they have Sixty Pounds per Annum a-piece Salary; in toto, One hundred and Twenty Pounds.

Resolved, &c. That there be an Usher of the Customhouse above Stairs: And that he have for his Salary Twenty Pounds per Annum.

Resolved, &c. That there be a Secretary, and one Clerk: And that he have for his Salary Two hundred Pounds per Annum.

Resolved, &c. That there be a Solicitor: And that he have Forty Pounds per Annum for his Salary.

Resolved, &c. That there be a Messenger to the Commissioners: And that he have Thirty Pounds per Annum for his Salary.

Resolved, &c. That there be an Usher of the Council Chamber: And that he have Fourteen Pounds per Annum for his Salary.

Resolved, &c. That there be Five Searchers: And that the Salary of each be One hundred Pounds per Annum; in toto, Five hundred Pounds.

Resolved, &c. That there be Two Searchers upon the Water: And that the Salary of each of them be Fifty Pounds per Annum; in toto, One hundred Pounds.

Officers of Customs.

Resolved, &c. That there be Three Surveyors of the Land Waiters and Noon Tenders: And that each of them have One hundred Pounds per Annum for his Salary; in toto, Three hundred Pounds.

Resolved, &c. That there be Twenty-four Land Waiters: And that each of them have One hundred Pounds per Annum Salary; in toto, Two thousand Four hundred Pounds.

Resolved, &c. That there be Four Surveyors of Tidesmen and Watermen: And that each of them have Fifty Pounds per Annum Salary; in toto, Two hundred Pounds.

Resolved, &c. That there be Fifty Tidesmen: And that each of them have Twenty-five Pounds per Annum Salary; in toto, One thousand Two hundred and Fifty Pounds; besides Sixteen-pence per Diem on Shipboard, and Two Shillings per Diem when they are at Gravesend.

Resolved, &c. That there be Twenty Noon Tenders: And that each of them have Twelve Pounds per Annum Salary; in toto, Two hundred and Forty Pounds.

Resolved, &c. That there be a Surveyor of the Land Carriage Men: And that he have Forty Pounds per Annum Salary.

Resolved, &c: That there be Eight Land Carriage Men: And that they have each of them Thirty Pounds per Annum Salary; in toto, Two hundred and Forty Pounds.

Resolved, &c. That there be Twenty-eight Watchmen: And that each of them have Twenty Pounds per Annum Salary; in toto, Five hundred and Sixty Pounds.

Resolved, &c. That there be a Surveyor of the Warehouse: And that he have Eighty-six . . . . . . per Annum for his Salary.

Resolved, &c. That there be a Warehousekeeper: And that he have Seventy. . . . . . per Annum Salary.

Resolved, &c. That there be an Assistant to the Surveyor and Warehousekeeper: And that he have Thirty Pounds per Annum Salary.

Resolved, &c. That there be a Chief or Master Porter: And that he have Thirty Pounds per Annum Salary.

Resolved, &c. That there be Four Weighing Porters: And that each of them have Twenty-five Pounds per Annum; in toto, One hundred Pounds.

Resolved, &c. That there be Two Watermen to attend the Search Office, with Oars: And that they have Forty Pounds Salary per Annum.

Resolved, &c. That there be Two Watermen to attend the Tidesmen, with Oars: And that they have Seventy . . . . . . per Annum Salary.

Resolved, &c. That there be Two Watermen to attend The Tidesmen, with a Second Pair of Oars: And that they have Seventy . . . . . . per Annum Salary.

Resolved, &c. That there be a Waterman and Surveyor at Blackwall: And that he have Forty Pounds per Annum Salary.

Resolved, &c. That there be a Waterman and his Man, with a Pair of Oars, at Blackwall: And that he have Sixty Pounds per Annum Salary.

Resolved, &c. That there be Two Watermen, with a Pair of Oars, at Barking, to be commissionate Officers: And that each of them have Twenty-five . . . . . . per Annum Salary; in toto, Fifty Pounds.

Resolved, &c. That there be a Surveyor at Gravesend: And that he have Sixty Pounds per Annum Salary.

Resolved, &c. That there be Two Officers at Gravesend: And that their respective Salaries be Fifty Pounds per Annum; in toto, One hundred Pounds.

Resolved, &c. That there be Two Watermen, with a Pair of Oars, to be commissionate Officers at Gravesend, in Subordination to the Searchers: And that they have Fifty Pounds per Annum Salary.

Resolved, &c. That there be Two Watermen at Gravesend, with a great Boat: And that each of them have Forty Pounds per Annum Salary; in toto, Eighty Pounds.

Resolved, &c. That there be allowed Boat-hire extraordinary, for the Searchers at Gravesend, Eighty Pounds per Annum.

Resolved, &c. That there be a Surveyor at Lee: And that he have Thirty Pounds per Annum Salary.

Resolved, &c. That there be Two . . . . . . . ., with a Pair of Oars: And that each of them have Twenty Pounds per Annum Salary; in toto, Forty Pounds.

Resolved, &c. That there be a Register of all Seizures made within the Port of London, or Out-ports: And that he have Fifty Pounds per Annum Salary.

Resolved, &c. That there be an Accomptant General: And that he have One hundred and Twenty Pounds per Annum Salary.

Resolved, &c. That there be a Keeper of the Cheque Inward, to keep the Office of Certificates: And that he have an additional Salary of Thirty Pounds per Annum, for that Service.

Resolved, &c. That there be an Officer appointed by the Commissioners for the Coast Cocket: And that he have Thirty Pounds per Annum Salary.

Mr. Miles Corbett reports from the Committee of the Navy and Customs, several Resolutions touching the Power of the Commissioners for the Customs.

Resolved, &c. That the Persons who shall be chosen new Commissioners shall have Power to displace all such Officers belonging to the Custom-house as they shall find to be unfaithful, insufficient, or negligent, in the Execution of their respective Employments.

Resolved, &c. That the said new Commissioners shall likewise have Power to nominate able and fit Persons to such Places about the Customs, as shall, from time to time, fall void, to be approved of by this Committee, or the Parliament; and likewise Power to discontinue any Officer that is unnecessary for the Benefit of the Commonwealth.

Resolved, &c. That, for the better Carrying on of the Affairs of the Customs, for the Benefit of the Commonwealth, the House doth declare their Dislike of having any Person recommended to any Place or Office in the Custom-house, by any Member of Parliament, or Committees of Parliament.

Resolved, &c. That the Commissioners now in being shall have the Receipts of all the Monies arising by the Customs, and stand charged therewith, till such time as they be reimbursed their Monies due unto them from the Parliament: Nevertheless the new Commissioners shall immediately have an Inspection into all the Receipts; and, in all other things, have the sole Management of the Affairs of the Customs.

Resolved, &c. That the Committee of the Navy have Power to nominate such Officers as shall cheque . . . controul the Receipts of the Customs, notwithstanding the Power given to the Commissioners.

Ordered, by the Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Commissioners for the Customs be required to take care, that all such Persons as shall be by them put into any Office belonging to the Custom-house, do first put in Security to give a true Account, and to be faithful to the Commonwealth.

The Question being propounded, . . . . this House doth approve, of the Persons named in this new Model, to be employed in the several Offices and Places to which they are named, except Bird and Liddall, who are to be respited.

The Question being put, That this Question be now put;

It passed in the Affirmative.

And the main Question being now put;

It was Resolved, That this House doth approve of the Persons named in this new Model, to be employed in the several Offices and Places to which they are named.