Die Veneris, 4 Januarii, 1649.
RESOLVED, &c. That Henry Ireton Esquire, Major
General, of the Parliament's Forces in Ireland, be
constituted and appointed President of the Province of
Munster in Ireland, during the Pleasure of the Parliament: And that Mr. Attorney General be authorized to
prepare a Patent, in common Form, to be passed under
the Great Seal of England, to the said Major General
Ireton, to be President of the said Province: And the
Lords Commissioners of the Great Seal of England are
hereby authorized and required to pass the same Patent
under the Great Seal accordingly.
The House, according to former Order, proceeded this
Day upon the Debate of the Amendments to the Act for
Resolved, &c. That this Amendment to the Act touching Sequestrations; viz. "That all Leases and Copyhold
Estates, made, or to be made, by such Papists, or other
Delinquents, during the Time of the Sequestration, shall
be void;" be committed, upon the Debate of the House,
to Sir Arthur Haslerigg, Mr. Say, Mr. Scott, Sir Thomas
Widdrington, Lord Commissioner Lysle, and Mr. Miles
Corbett; or any Three of them: And they are presently
to withdraw; and to bring it in presently.
A Clause was tendered to be added to this Act, in these
Words: viz. "And be it further Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That all the Lands of Papists, that are
under Sequestration for Delinquency or Recusancy, as also
the Third Part that remains to the Recusant, shall be,
and hereby are, discharged of and from all former Fines
and Compositions for Recusancy, and of and from all
the Arrears due upon the same since the said Lands have
been under Sequestration: And the Barons of the Exchequer, and all other whom it may concern, are to take
notice hereof:" Which was read the First and Second
time; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to
be Part of the Act.
Mr. Say reports from the Committee appointed to
withdraw, the Resolution of that Committee upon the
Clause committed; viz. "That all Leafes, or Copyhold
Estates, made or granted, or to be made or granted, by
any Delinquent since his Delinquency, shall be, and is
hereby declared (as to the State) to be void, and of none
Effect; And that all Leases, or Copyhold Estates, made
or granted, or to be made or granted, by any Papist,
since the Time of the Sequestration of his Estate, or any
Part thereof, by Force of any Ordinance of Parliament,
shall be, and is hereby declared (as for Two Parts thereof to the State) to be void, and of none Effect:" Which
was twice read:
And the Question being put, That the House doth
agree with the Committee herein:
It passed with the Negative.
Another Clause was tendered to the said Act; viz.
"And be it further Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid,
That the said Commissioners for Compositions shall have
full Power, and are hereby enabled, by themselves, or
such as they shall appoint, to require and take the Accompts of all Treasurers, Collectors, Solicitors, Sequestrators, Sub Collectors, or others who have received, or
ought to have paid, either Monies, Rents, Issues, or Profits, of Lands, Goods, or Chattels, whatsoever, of, for, or
by reason of, any Delinquency or Sequestration of Papist,
or other, since the Twenty-fifth Day of March 1642:
And the said Commissioners for Compositions are hereby
commanded to take care, that what Monies, Issues, Rents,
or Profits, shall appear to be upon their several and respective Accompts, be forthwith paid in to the publick
Treasury of Goldsmiths Hall accordingly: And such Person or Persons, as aforesaid, who shall refuse to give in
and perfect his or their Accompt or Accompts, or in any
fort disobey this Clause for Accompts, as aforesaid, shall
be proceeded against in such manner as the Act or Acts
granted to the Committee or Commissioners of Accompts
for the Commonwealth, doth direct: And the Commissioners for Compositions at Goldsmiths Hall are hereby
authorized to put the same in Execution:" Which was
twice read; and, upon the Question, rejected.
The rest of the Amendments being agreed; the Bill,
with these Amendments, was, upon the Question, agreed;
and ordered to be ingrossed.
The humble Petition of Sir William Constable, with a
Paper thereunto annexed, intituled, "the State of Sir
William Constable's Cafe," were this Day read.
Resolved, Upon the Question, by the Parliament, That
the Inheritance of the Manor of Holme, with the Appurtenances, the Inheritance of Sir Marmaduke Langdale,
wherein Sir Wm. Constable Boronet hath an Estate for
Life, and the Lady Constable an Estate for Life, in Remainder, in Part thereof, for her Jointure, be settled upon
the said Sir Wm. Constable, and his Heirs; reserving the
Fee-farm Rent of One hundred and Thirteen Pounds Four
Shillings and Five-pence to the State, in Consideration
of Seven hundred and Fifty Pounds, Part of One thousand Pounds granted to him by Ordinance of Parliament,
of the Second Day of April 1645, out of the said Manor;
as also of the Sum of One thousand Pounds yet arrear
unto him the said Sir Wm. being Part of One thousand
Nine hundred and Eighty-four Pounds, of his Arrears
for Pay charged, by Ordinance of Parliament, upon the
Lands of Wm. Middleton Esquire, in North Dusseild, he
being a Papist in Arms; and in full discharge of the
aforesaid Sum, and all Arrears; and that Mr. Stephens
do bring in a Bill to that Purpose.
Ordered, That the House, at the Rising, do adjourn
till Tuesday Morning.
The House adjourned itself until Tuesday Morning
next, Eight of Clock, accordingly.