Die Mercurii, 16 Octobris, 1650.
THE Serjeant at Arms gave an Account of his Service in proclaiming the Act for prohibiting Trade
with the Barbados, Bermudas, Virginia, and Antego, on
Three several Days, upon the Exchange, London, at the
time of the Concourse of Merchants thither, according
to the Directions of the said Act.
Ordered, That there be added to the Pass for the Lord
Joachimi, Liberty for him to transport Eight Horses beyond the Seas, together with his Family and Goods.
Sale of Manors, &c.
The House resumed the Debate upon the Bill for Sale
of Manors of Rectories and Glebe Lands, late belonging
to the late Archbishops, Bishops, Deans, Deans and
The Question being put, That the Clause in the Act concerning Reprises for Payments and Duties charged for
charitable, pious, or other, Use or Uses, do stand in the
It was resolved in the Affirmative.
Resolved, That the first Clause, after "Be it Enacted,"
be amended, and made as followeth; That all Manors
of Rectories Impropriate, Messuages, Tenements, Glebe
Lands, Pastures, Meadows, Marshes, belonging to any
Rectory Impropriate, and Fee-farm Rents issuing out of
Manors or Rectories Impropriate, jointly or severally
charged therewith, late belonging or appertaining, or reputed and taken to be belonging or appertaining, to any
Rectory Impropriate, Parsonage, Church, Chapel, or Donative, lately appertaining or belonging, or reputed and
taken to be belonging or appertaining, to any late Archbishop, Bishop, Dean, Deans and Chapters, Prebend, or
other Person or Persons, or Bodies Politick, mentioned
in the said Ordinance and Acts of Parliament to be abolished, in Right of his or their said Office or Function,
shall be, and are hereby, settled," &c.
Resolved, That the Clause touching the Security in this
Act be amended, as followeth; viz. "as also of so much
of the Honours, Manors, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, by the first-recited Act appointed to be sold,
as shall amount to the Value of One hundred thousand
A Proviso was tendered to this Act, "That this Act,
or any thing therein contained, shall not extend to the
Sale of any Church, or publick Chapel, or to any Churchyard, or Ground used for a common Burying-place; any
thing in this Act contained to the contrary thereof in any
wise notwithstanding:" Which was this Day read the First
and Second time; and, upon the Question, agreed unto;
and ordered to be Part of the Bill.
The Bill, so amended, being put . . the Question,
passed: And ordered to be printed and published.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to
take care, that the One hundred Twenty thousand Pounds,
to be borrowed upon this Act, be disposed of in Manner
following; viz. Fifty thousand Pounds for the Use of the
Army, and Fifty thousand Pounds for the Use of the
Navy, proportionably as the same comes in; and the
Twenty thousand Pounds Residue, as they shall think fit,
with regard to the Payment to the Surveyors of what is
ordered to be paid unto them, and what is further due:
And that they be authorized to issue their Warrants and
Orders for that Purpose.
Ordered, That the Bill touching the Repairing of the
Highways be read on Friday Morning next, the first Business; nothing to intervene.
Deans and Chapters Lands.
Ordered, That the Bill touching removing Obstructions in the Sale of Deans and Chapters Lands, be read
Ordered, That Mr. Robinson have further Time, until
the Four-and-twentieth of January next, to make further
Discovery of the late Archbishop of Canterburies Estate
concealed, according to former Order: And that the
Committee be, and are hereby, impowered and authorized
to examine Witnesses, upon Oath, for Discovery of the
said concealed Estate: And if any of the Parties in whose
Hands it appears that the Monies belonging to the said
late Archbishop do remain, do not forthwith satisfy the
same, That then the said Committee shall transmit them
to the Commissioners for Compounding with Delinquents;
and that they do proceed against them, according to the
Powers and Rules to them given in such Cases.
Ordered, That Mr. Ellys do make the Report in his
Hands on Friday Morning next.
The humble Petition of Thomas Thwaites, in Newgate,
convicted, was this Day read.
Ordered, That Mr. Thomas Thwaites be banished, and
depart out of this Commonwealth, and the Territories
thereof, before the First Day of December next: And that
the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex do take care to see
this Order put in Execution.