House of Commons Journal Volume 7
9 March 1653

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 9 March 1653', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 7: 1651-1660 (1802), pp. 265-266. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=24174 Date accessed: 01 September 2014.


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Wednesday, the 9th of March, 1652.

Prayers.

Persons pardoned.

A GENERAL Pardon for Seven poor Prisoners, remaining in some of the Gaols of the Western Circuits, under the Hands of the Lord Chief Baron Wylde, and Justice Edward Atkins, was this Day read.

Resolved, That Stephen Sansom, alias Twogood, found guilty for stealing of a Roan Mare, be pardoned: And that the Clerk of the Commonwealth in Chancery do prepare a Pardon, of course, for him: And that the Lords Commissioners of the Great Seal do pass the said Pardon under the Great Seal of England accordingly.

Resolved, That Wm. Michell, convicted for stealing of a Mare, being his first Offence, be pardoned: And that the Clerk of the Commonwealth in Chancery do prepare a Pardon, of course, for him: And that the Lords Commissioners of the Great Seal do pass the said Pardon under the Great Seal of England, accordingly.

Resolved, That John Wilsford, found guilty for stealing a Sorrel Gelding, be pardoned: And that the Clerk of the Commonwealth in Chancery do prepare a Pardon, of course, for him: And that the Lords Commissioners of the Great Seal do pass the said Pardon under the Great Seal of England, accordingly.

Resolved, That Johan Price, found guilty for being a Witch, but the Evidence was doubtful, be pardoned: And that the Clerk of the Commonwealth in Chancery do prepare a Pardon, of course, for her: And that the Lords Commissioners of the Great Seal do pass the said Pardon under the Great Seal of England, accordingly.

Resolved, That Nicholas Buckingham, found guilty for stealing a Black Mare, be pardoned: And that the Clerk of the Commonwealth in Chancery do prepare a Pardon, in course, for him: And that the Lords Commissioners of the Great Seal do pass the said Pardon under the Great Seal of England, accordingly.

The Question being put, That Robert Enticott found guilty of Burglary, breaking a Dwelling-House, in the Night-time, and stealing several Goods, be pardoned;

It passed with the Negative.

The Question being put, That Mathew Hoore, found guilty of Manslaughter, be pardoned;

It passed with the Negative.

A General Pardon for Three poor Prisoners, remaining in the Gaols of the Northern Circuits, under the Hands of Justice Puleston, and Baron Thorp, was this Day read.

Resolved, That Robert Snow, convicted for Horse-stealing, be pardoned: And that the Clerk of the Commonwealth in Chancery do prepare a Pardon, of course, for him: And that the Lords Commissioners of the Great Seal do pass the said Pardon under the Great Seal of England, accordingly.

The Question being put, That Thomas Atkinson, convicted for Robbery in the Highway, be pardoned;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Lord Com. Whitelock,Tellers for the Yeas:24.
Sir Arthure Hesilrig,With the Yeas,
Col. Bossevile,Tellers for the Noes:17.
Sir John Hippesley,With the Noes,

So it was Resolved, That Thomas Atkinson, convicted for a Robbery in the Highway, be pardoned: And that the Clerk of the Commonwealth in Chancery do prepare a Pardon, of course, for him: And that the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal do pass the said Pardon under the Great Seal of England, accordingly.

Resolved, That Mary Heckington, convicted of Witchcraft, be pardoned: And that the Clerk of the Commonwealth in Chancery do prepare a Pardon, of course, for her: And that he Lords Commissioners of the Great . . . of England do pass the said Pardon under the Great Seal, accordingly.

Thanksgiving Day.

Resolved, That a Day be appointed for Publick Thanksgiving to the Lord, for his great Mercy in vouchsafing us a great and seasonable Victory over the Dutch Fleet.

Sitting of Parliament.

The House resumed the Debate upon the Amendments to the Bill for setting a certain Time for the Sitting of this present Parliament; and providing for future Parliaments.

Resolved, That it be referred to the Committee appointed to meet with the Deputies come from Scotland, to confer with the said Deputies, touching the proportioning the Number of Thirty, which are voted to be sent as Members to sit in Parliament for Scotland, amongst the Counties and Places in Scotland: And that they do apportion them, accordingly; and report the same, with Speed, to the Parliament.

Resolved, That the Town of Bedford do send One Member to sit in Parliament.

Resolved, That, in the Amendment for the County of Bedford, these Words, "and all Places within the same," be omitted: And, after the Word "Six," that these Words be inserted; that is to say, "for the Town of Bedford One, and for the County Five."

Resolved, That the Town of Buckingham do send One Member to sit in Parliament.

Resolved, That the Word "Six," in the Amendment for the County, be made "Five."

Resolved, That the City of Chester have but One, and the County Four.

Resolved, That the Borough of Penryn send One Member to sit in Parliament.

Resolved, That the Boroughs of Eastlow and Westlow do send One Member to sit in Parliament.

Resolved, That the County of Cornwall do send Eight for the County; and that the Word "Ten," in the Amendment, be made "Eight."

The Question being put, That Plimpton have One;

It passed in the Negative.

Resolved, That the Borough of Honyton send One.

Resolved, That the Town and County of Poole send One, and the County Six.

Resolved, That, in the Amendment for Yorkshire, after the Word "Fourteen," these Words be added, "to be "chosen distinctly, by the Three Ridings; that is to say, for "the Western Riding, Six; for the East Riding, Four; "and for the North Riding, Four."