Wednesday, the 4th of February, 1651.
MR. Henry Darley reports Amendments to the Bill
for taking away pretended Honours: Which were
The Question being put, to agree to this Amendment;
viz. " And be it further enacted, that all and every Person or Persons assuming to themselves the Stiles or Titles
of Colonel, Lieutenant Colonel, or General Officer,
under the Pretence of serving the late King, or any other,
in the Wars against the Parliament; that all and every
such Person or Persons, shall pay and forfeit for every
such Offence, as in the Case of Baronets and Knights
made null by this Act; And, for want of Ability to pay
their Fines, to be made and stand committed for the
Space of One Month, without Bail or Mainprize;"
It passed with the Negative.
Resolved, That the Time, in the 33d Line of the Bill,
be from the 25th of March 1652.
The Amendment to the 46th Line of the Bill being
The Question was put, Whether, in the Clause in the
Bill to which the Amendment is made, the Words "or
otherwise" do stand;
It was Resolved, That the Words "or otherwise" do
Resolved, That the Word "knowingly" be put into
And the Question being put, That the House doth
agree to this Clause, so amended;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
Sir Arthur Hesilrig,
||Tellers for the Yeas:
|Sir Wm. Masham,
||With the Yeas,
Sir Henry Mildmay,
||Tellers for the Noes:
||With the Noes,
So it passed in the Affirmative.
And the rest of the Amendments, being put . . the
Question, were agreed.
A Clause was tendered to this Bill in these Words,
" And be it further enacted, that all Dignities, and
Titles of Honour, hereafter to be given or conferred on
any Person or Persons within the Commonwealth of
England, or any the Dominions or Territories thereof, by
Charles Stuart, calling himself the King of Scotland; and
all Grants and Patents, giving, granting, or conferring
such Dignity, or Title of Honour, shall be, and are
hereby declared to be, null and void: And the Person or
Persons assuming to him or themselves the said Dignity,
or Title of Honour, shall be subject to, and undergo, the
respective Penalties aforesaid, in this Act mentioned:"
Which was this Day read the First time; and, upon the
A Proviso was tendered to this Act, in these Words;
" Provided that this Act, or any thing therein contained, shall not extend, or be construed, to avoid or
invalid any Fine, common Recovery, or Conveyance,
acknowleged, suffered, or made, by or to any of the
Persons aforesaid, by, with, or under, any Addition,
Name or Title of Honour or Dignity taken away by this
Act:" Which was this Day read the First and Second
time; and, upon the Question, rejected.
Resolved, That "from henceforth" in the 17th Line
in the Bill, be made "from and after the 25th Day of
The Question being put, that this Bill, so amended,
It passed in the Negative.
Resolved, That This be the Title of this Act, An Act
to make void all Titles of Honours, Dignities, or Precedencies, given by the late King since the Fourth of
The said Act so amended, being put to the Question,
And it is Ordered, That the said Act be forthwith
printed and published.
Ordered, That Colonel Thompson do make Reports
from the Navy on this Day Sevennight, the first Business; nothing to intervene.
Ordered, That the Petition and Report concerning
Alderman Foulk, be taken into Consideration on Friday
Morning next, the first Business: And that Mr. Speaker.
do put the House in mind thereof.
Ordered, That the Reports from Goldsmiths-hall be
made To-morrow Sevennight.