House of Commons Journal Volume 6
8 May 1651

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 8 May 1651', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 6: 1648-1651 (1802), pp. 571. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26116 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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Thursday, the 8th of May, 1651.

Prayers.

Earl of Stamford's Claims.

RESOLVED, That the Report from the Commissioners for Compounding be first read.

Mr. Garland reports from the Commissioners for Compounding, as followeth:

According to the Act of Parliament made the Twentyfifth Day of February 1649, we have examined the Claim of Henry Earl of Stamford unto Fifteen hundred Pounds per Annum, out of the sequestred Estates of Sir Charles Smyth, of Wotton in the County of Warwick, Knight; Peter Gifford, of Chillington in the County of Stafford, and Rowland Eyre, of Hassop in the County of Derby, Esquires: And humbly certify the Grounds of his Claim to be;

That, in pursuance of several Orders made by the Commons assembled in Parliament, of 6 Maii, and 15 Februarii, 1646; the Committee for Compounding at Goldsmiths Hall, by their Orders 15 Februarii 1646, and 9 Februarii 1647, directed the Committees for Sequestrations in the said Counties to pay unto the said Earl of Stamford, and his Assigns, Fifteen hundred Pounds per Annum, out of the said sequestred Estates.

By virtue of which Orders, divers Sums of Money have been paid unto the said Earl; and there was due unto him, 25 Martii 1650, Two thousand Three hundred and Eighty Pounds.

Touching the Payment of which Arrear, and of the said Fifteen hundred Pounds per Annum, for the future, we humbly desire the Direction of the Parliament.

The humble Petition of Henry Earl of Stamford, was this Day read.

Ordered, by the Parliament, That the Arrears of the Fifteen hundred Pounds per Annum, formerly ordered unto the Earl of Stamford, out of the Estates of Sir Charles Smith, Peter Gifford, and Rowland Eyre, and incurred at Lady Day 1651, be paid unto the said Earl of Stamford, or his Assigns: And that the Commissioners for Compounding do issue their Warrant to the Treasurers of Goldsmiths Hall, to make Payment thereof accordingly: And the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said Earl of Stamford, or his Assigns, testifying the Receipt thereof, shall be a sufficient Discharge in that Behalf.

Resolved, That this Fifteen hundred Pounds per Annum be paid unto the Earl of Stamford, until our Lady Day 1651, and no longer.

Allen's Petition.

The humble Petition of John Allen, now Prisoner in Lincoln; and the Certificate of Justice Jermyn, of the One-and-twentieth of April 1651; were this Day read.

Delinquents Estates.

The House this Day resumed the Debate upon the Bill for Sale of several Delinquents Estates.

Mr. Garland reports from the Committee to whom the said Bill was committed, The humble Petition of Sir Wm. Fenwick Knight.

Which was this Day read.

The Question being put, That Sir Wm. Fenwick do stand in this Bill;

It passed with the Negative.

Mr. Garland reports from the said Committee, The humble Petition of Sir Thomas Haggerston Knight.

Which was this Day read.

Resolved, by the Parliament, That Sir Thomas Haggerston do stand in this Bill.

Ordered, That the Business concerning Captain Shafto, Governor of Holy Island, and Captain Rugge, be referred to the Committee of the Revenue; to examine the State of the Business; and to report it to the House.

Mr. Garland reports from the said Committee, The humble Petition of Richard Thornhill, of Olantighe in the County of Kent, Esquire; and the humble Petition of Robert Cole, of the Middle Temple, London.

Which were this Day read.

The humble Petition of Nathaniell Hallowes, a Member of Parliament, was this Day read.

The Question being put, That Ralph Snead Esquire stand in this Bill;

It passed with the Negative.

A Certificate from the Committee of the Army, touching securing One thousand and Eight Pounds and Nineteen Shillings to Major Wm. Robinson.

Ordered, by the Parliament, That the Debt of One thousand and Eight Pounds and Nineteen Shillings, due to Major Wm. Robinson, be allowed of, as Monies doubled upon Sale of Delinquents Estates: And that he have Preemption in the Purchase of so much of the Estate of John Robinson Esquire, a Delinquent, whose Estate is to be sold by the Act for Sale of several Delinquents Estates: And that the Contractors, Trustees, and Treasurers, for Sale of the said Lands, do give Allowance thereof, as doubled Monies, accordingly.

Mr. Garland reports from the said Committee, The humble Petition of Mary Lady Widdrington, Wife of Sir Wm. Widdrington.

Which was this Day read.

Mr. Garland reports from the said Committee, The humble Petition of John Bodevile Esquire; and the Certificate of Colonel Thomas Mitton.

Which were this Day read.

Resolved, by the Parliament, That John Bodevile Esquire do stand in this Bill.

The humble Petition of Gilbert Millington Esquire, a Member of Parliament, was this Day read.

Ordered, That the Sum of Seventeen hundred Pounds be allowed to Gilbert Millington Esquire, a Member of Parliament, and be admitted as Monies doubled upon Sale of Delinquents Estates in this Bill: And that the said Mr. Millington be admitted to come in as a Purchaser; and have the Pre-emption of Ansley Woodhowse, and Kirkby Woodhouse, Parcel of the Lands of the Earl of Newcastle, exposed to Sale by this Act: And that the said Sum of Seventeen hundred Pounds be allowed unto him upon the said Purchase, as doubled Monies: And that the Contractors, Trustees, Treasurers, and other Officers, employed in the Sale of the said Lands, be authorized and required to give Allowance of the said Seventeen hundred Pounds, as doubled Money; and to admit him accordingly.

The humble Petition of Margarett Hooker, aged, full of Infirmities, and much in Want, was this Day read.

Ordered, That the Annuity of Threescore Pounds per Annum, due to the said Margaret Hooker, be allowed of, and paid to her during her Life, together with the Arrears thereof; and be charged upon the Lands of Sir Piercy Herbert: And that a Proviso be brought in to that Purpose.

Resolved, by the Parliament, That this Bill be ingrossed: And

It is Ordered, That Major Salwey, Mr. Garland, and Mr. Solicitor, or any one of them, do peruse the said Act; and see that the Amendments be rightly inserted, and that the Bill be made perfect.

The Question being put, That the Petition of Dorcas Evans be now read;

It passed with the Negative.