Wednesday, the 21st of May, 1651.
Parliaments and Elections.
THE House, according to former Order, was this
Day resolved into a Grand Committee, upon the
Heads of a Bill for future Parliaments, and for regulating Elections.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Say took the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Wednesday, the 21st of May, 1651.
THE humble Petition of Dorcas Maulyverer, the
Relict of Colonel John Maulyverer, deceased, was
this Day read.
The Lord General Cromwell's Letter from Edenburgh,
the Eight-and-twentieth of December 1650, touching the
Widow of Colonel John Mauliverer, was this Day read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Army, to consider of so much of the said Petition as concerns the Debt from Colonel John Maulyverer to the Inhabitants of Hull; and to examine the Truth of it; and
state the Business to the House.
Ordered, That it be likewise referred to the Committee
of the Army, to consider of the Arrears due to the said
Colonel John Mauliverer; and how the same are secured;
and to state the Business; and report it to the House.
The Question being put, That the other Part of the
Petition, concerning Reparation for the Losses of the said
Colonel Maliverer be referred to the said Committee; to
consider thereof; and report to the House;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
Lieut. Gen. Fleetwood,
||Tellers for the Yeas:
||With the Yeas,
||Tellers for the Noes:
|Ld. Commissioner Lisle,
||With the Noes,
So it passed with the Affirmative.
Resident from Tuscany.
Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to give Audience to the Resident from the Grand Duke of Tuscany.
Resolved, That the Number be Eleven; viz. Mr. Dormer, Sir Henry Mildmay, Lord Mounson, Lord Grey, Lord
Viscount Lisle, Lord Commissioner Whitelock, Sir Thomas
Wroth, Mr. Attorney, Mr. Bond, Mr. Holland, Mr. Hill.
Resolved, That the Letters Credential from the said
Duke be delivered to the said Committee.
Late King's Property.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for
Whitehall, to examine in whose Hands any the Goods of
the late King, Queen, and Prince, which are exposed to
Sale, now are: And likewise, to enquire where such of
those Goods as are appointed for the Service of the Commonwealth are; and how they are disposed of; and to
take care that they be brought into one publick Wardrobe: And that Mr. Say, Mr. Lechmere, Mr. Cawley,
Mr. Long, Mr. Pierepoint, Major Salwey, Colonel Sidney, Mr. Clement, Colonel Lister, Sir Michaell Livesey,
Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Darley, Mr. Love, Mr. Bond, Mr.
Herbert, Mr. Brewster, Mr. Gould, Mr. West, Mr. Whiltacre, Mr. Leman, Mr. Henry Nevill, Mr. Robert Goodwyn, Mr. Millington, Mr. Dormer, Colonel Downes, Mr.
Wilde, Mr. Dove, Sir Wm. Brerelon, Mr. Burrell, Mr.
Edwards, Sir John Dancers, Sir John Trevor, be added
to the said Committee.
Resolved, That it be referred to the same Committee,
to ascertain the Goods that are to remain to the Use of
the State; and inventory them; and report it to the
House, for their Approbation.
Ld. Herbert, &c.
Mr. Say reports from the Committee to whom the Business touching the Lands of the Earl of Worcester, settled
on the Lord General Cromwell, and the Delinquency of the
Lord Herbert of Ragland, ..... The Depositions touching
the said Lord Herbert, on the Behalf of the State; and
the cross Examinations, by the Lord Herbert: And likewise, the State of the Case touching divers Lands settled
on the Lord General Cromwell, and his Heirs.
IN pursuance of an Order of Parliament 23 Aprilis
1651, made on the Petition of Henry Lord Herbert of
Ragland; we have caused the Charge against the Petitioner, and the Proofs thereon, to be certified to us; and
do find, that it is charged, and proved,
That the Petitioner was seen in Oxford, riding with a
Sword by his Side, when it was a Garision for the late
And, on the Petitioner's Part, we do find proved,
That, at his being in Oxon, he was but Twelve Years old:
And that his Father commanded his Tutor to carry him
thither, with the Intent to have him Knighted, to save his
Wardship: And that, while he was there, he never rid
in any Troop, either as Officer or Soldier: And that
the Sword he then wore was but the same he had
worn from his Age of Eight Years: And that, during
all the Time of his Abode there, he was employed at
his Book, and at Tennis, and other Recreations, with
That the Petitioner was seen in Newent, a Place 7 Miles
distant from Gloucester, where the King's Party kept their
Quarters when Gloucester was besieged: And that he was
seen placed the First Right-hand Man in a Troop of Horse,
in a Meadow near Gloucester, while the said City of Gloucester was besieged by the late King's Party.
And, on the Petitioner's Part, we find proved, That,
when he was at Newent, he was but Thirteen Years old:
And that he was carried thither by his Tutor; to whose
Rod he was then so far subject, as that he was often seen
to shed Tears, at that Age, when his Tutor reprehended
him: And that his Father commanded him to be placed
in his Troop, at that time only, when the late King viewed
it: And that, the very next Day, his Tutor, by his Father's Command, carried him back to Ragland, to follow
his Book: And that, all this while, he was in so passive
a Condition, under his Tutor, that it was an Enforcement
to him to be any where with him: That he never acted,
either as Officer or Soldier; nor ever was present at any
Fight, or Skirmish, between the Parliament and the late
King's Forces: That, for Age, Strength, and Stature,
he was, at that time, incompatible with Soldiery: And,
before he came to an Age or Capacity of bearing Arms,
he was sent away with his Tutor beyond Sea, to travel;
where he continued, from October 1644, till the Year
All which Circumstances we do find at large, and fully
expressed, in the Depositions.
The State of the Case of the Lord Herbert
Manors and Lordships of Tidenham in the County of
Gloucester; Chepstow Barton and Hardwick Chepstow,
Burgus, and Frythwood, in the County of Monmouth;
the Seigniory of Gower in the County of Glamorgan;
by force of Two several Indentures, one of them dated
3 Junii 3° Caroli, the other dated 10 Novembris 1631,
for good and valuable Considerations, in the said Indentures mentioned, were settled upon the Earl of Worcester,
for and during his Life only; the Remainder thereof to
the said Lord Herbert, and the Heirs Males of his Body;
with divers Remainders over: Which said Lordships and
Manors are, by Act of this present Parliament, settled
upon the Lord General Cromwell, and his Heirs; and are
of the yearly Value of One thousand Seven hundred and
Seven Pounds Fifteen Shillings and Two-pence.
And that the Manors of Monmouth, Wisham, Pelleny,
Purcasseck, Trellacks Grange, the Demesnes of Grosmond,
Skewfreth, and Monmouth, Bettus, and Per Lloyd, in the
County of Monmouth, the Manor of Crookham in the
County of Berks, the Manor of Kendall in the County of
Westmorland, the Manor of Shopden in the County of
Hereford, by force of several Conveyances thereof made,
are settled upon the Earl of Worcester, and the Heirs
Males of his Body; with divers Remainders over: All
which said Manors and Lands are forfeited, for Treason
of the said Earl; and are in the Power of the Parliament,
to settle or dispose of; and are of the yearly Value of
One thousand Seven hundred Pounds Twelve Shillings
|The Manors of Monmouth and Wyesham
|The Manor of Pellenny
|The Manors of Purcasseck, and Trellecks Grange
|The Demesnes of Grosmont, Skenseth and Monmouth
Bettus and Per Lloyd
|The Manor of Crookham
|The Manor of Kendall
|The Manor of Shobdon
Lands disposed of by the Parliament to my Lord General Cromwell, and entailed on my Lord Herbert:
|The Lordship of Tyddenham
|The Lordships of Chepstow Barton and Hardwick
Frithwood, near unto Chepstow, conceived to be equivalent to 100£ per Annum
|The Seigniory of Gower
The Question being put, That the House do take into
Debate the Business of Delinquency, concerning the Lord
Herbert of Ragland;
It passed with the Negative.
Resolved, That it be sent back to the Commissioners
for Compounding, to proceed touching the Point of Delinquency charged on the Lord Herbert of Ragland; and give
Judgment therein; and to report their Judgment, and
the Grounds of it, to the Parliament forthwith.
Agent from Tuscany.
The Lord Commissioner Whitelock reports, The Proceedings of the Committee appointed to give Audience
to the Agent of the Grand Duke of Tuscany; with the
civil Department of the said Agent; and his Speech, read
by him, and delivered by him to the said Committee.
Which was first read by the Reporter; and after read
by the Clerk.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State
to give Audience to the said Resident from the Grand
Duke of Tuscany, as often as there shall be Occasion:
And that Sir Oliver Fleming, Master of the Ceremonies,
do acquaint him with this Order.