House of Commons Journal Volume 7
28 July 1653

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 28 July 1653', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 7: 1651-1660 (1802), pp. 290-292. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=24218 Date accessed: 22 October 2014.


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Thursday, the 28th of July, 1653.

Officers of the House.

ALDERMAN Titchborne reports from the Committee appointed to consider of Servants to attend the Service of the House, and their Salaries, in these Words:

First, That the Sum of Three hundred Pounds by the Year be the standing Salary of the Serjeant at Arms, besides the Fees following:

£. s. d.
That is to say, If any be naturalized, he must put in a Bill, and pay the Serjeant 1 - -
And to his Men - 5 -
And if any come to the Bar, as a Delinquent, the Serjeant is to have - 12 -
And if any be sent for, by Warrant from the House, as Delinquents, the Serjeant is to send his Messenger for them; and they are to have, for the Arrest of a Knight 5 - -
And to the Serjeant, for Riding-Fee, for a Knight, by the Day 1 6 8
And for his Guard, for a Day, until he be discharged by Order of the House - 10 -
And for an Arrest of an Esquire 3 6 8
And to the Serjeant, for Riding-Fee, by the Day 1 - -
And for his Guard, by the Day, until he be discharged, by Order of the House - 10 -
And for the Arrest of a Gentleman 1 6 -
And of a Gentleman, for his Riding-Fee, by the Day 1 - -
And for his Guard, by the Day, until he be discharged by Order of the House - 10 -
And of a common Person as much.
And for the Discharge of every Delinquent, the Serjeant is to have - 12 -
Resolved, That Robert Harris be propounded to the House as a fit Man to be Door-keeper to the said House; and to have One hundred Pounds a Year for that Service; and for the providing of Necessaries of Fire, Candles, and other things, for the House, and the Three Rooms above, which was formerly provided by the Serjeant at Arms 100 - -

Resolved, That Seven Persons more are thought fit to attend the House, as Messengers, and Attendants about the Doors; and to be at the Serjeant's disposing, as formerly: And that each of these Seven Persons shall have the Salary of Forty Pounds a Year, and a Livery.

The Persons proposed for these Employments are as followeth: William Hull, Henry Herbert, Richard Acton, Henry Tyrre, Thomas Young, Charles Loudham, Joseph Harrison.

Resolved, That the Sum of Four hundred Pounds a Year is judged a fit constant Salary for the Clerk of the House: Out of which he is to pay all his Under-Clerks, except the Clerk-Assistant.

The Fees of the Clerk, as followeth:
£. s. d.
Of every private Person, taking Benefit of any private Act 2 - -
Of every private Person taking Benefit of any Proviso, in any Act, publick or private, and being named therein, not relating to the Publick Trust 2 - -
Of every Corporation, Town, Company, Society, several Shire, or Place, for a private Act 2 - -
Of every Corporation, Town, &c. taking Benefit of any Proviso, in any Bill, publick or private, not relating to Publick Trust 2 - -
For the Entry and Copy of every private Order, taken out of the Book - 3 4
For every Copy of the Names of a private Committee, taken by the Party - 2 -
For writing Copy-wise, Sixteen Lines in every Sheet, for every Sheet - - 8
For ingrossing every private Bill, for every Press - 10 -
For every Person, that is to be naturalized, for his Oath - 13 4
For the Clerk's Hand, for signing Business - 2 -
For every Discharge of a Person committed by the House, as a Delinquent - 18 4
For a Search in the Records, if it be Twenty Years before this Parliament - 10 -
If within that Time, and not this present Parliament - 5 -
And if of this present Parliament - 1 -
Resolved, That One hundred and Fifty Pounds by the Year, be presented to the Parliament, as fit Salary for the Clerk-Assistant; and that Mr. John Pheipes is a fit Person for that Place, according to the Qualification of the House 150 - -

Resolved, upon the Question, by the Parliament, That the Sum of Three hundred Pounds, by the Year, be the standing Salary of the Serjeant at Arms, besides the Fees following:

£. s. d.
That is to say, If any be naturalized, he must put in a Bill, and pay the Serjeant 1 - -
And to his Men - 5 -
And if any come to the Bar, as a Delinquent, the Serjeant is to have - 12 -
And if any be sent for, by Warrant, from the House, or any Committee thereof, as Delinquents, or for being in Contempt, the Serjeant at Arms is to send his Messenger for them; and the Serjeant is to have, for the Arrest of a Knight 5 - -
And to the Serjeant, for Riding-Fee, for a Knight, by the Day 1 6 8
And for his Guard, by the Day, until he be discharged by Order of the House, or any Committee thereof - 10 -
And for Arrest of an Esquire 3 6 8
And to the Serjeant, for Riding-Fees, by the Day 1 - -
And for his Guard, by the Day, until he be discharged by Order of the House, or any Committee thereof - 10 -
And for the Arrest of a Gentleman 1 6 8
And of a Gentleman, for his Riding-Fee, by the Day 1 - -
And for his Guard, by the Day, until he be discharged by Order of the House, or any Committee thereof - 10 -
And of a common Person as much.
Officers of the House. £. s. d.
And for Discharge of every Delinquent, the Serjeant is to have - 12 -
For every Bill that concerns any Man's private Interest, or several Men's Interest, for each several Person, the Serjeant is to have, for his Fee, or else compound with the Serjeant 1 - -
And for his Man - 5 -

The Amendments were made, by Order, upon the Question, 12 October 1653.

Resolved, by the Parliament, That William Hull shall have the same Place, as Servant to the Serjeant at Arms, attending this House, which formerly he had.

Resolved, That William Hull shall have One hundred Pounds, by the Year, for that Service; and for providing of Necessaries of Fire, Candles, and other things, for the House, and the Three Rooms above, which was formerly provided by the Serjeant at Arms.

Resolved, That Richard Acton be Door-keeper of this House.

Resolved, That Robert Harris be Keeper of the Outward Door.

Resolved, That Henry Herbert be one of the Messengers and Attendants about the Door; and be at the Dispose of the Serjeant at Arms, as formerly.

Resolved, That Henry Tirre be one other of the said Messengers and Attendants about the Door; and be at the Dispose of the Serjeant at Arms, as formerly.

Resolved, That Thomas Young be one other of the said Messengers and Attendants about the Door; and be at the Dispose of the Serjeant at Arms, as formerly.

Resolved, That Charles Loudham be one other of the said Messengers and Attendants about the Door; and be at the Dispose of the Serjeant at Arms, as formerly.

Resolved, That Joseph Harrison be one other of the said Messengers and Attendants about the Door; and be at the Dispose of the Serjeant at Arms, as formerly.

Resolved, That each of these Persons; viz. Richard Acton, Robert Harris, Henry Herbert, Hen. Tyrre, Thomas Young, Charles Loudham, and Joseph Harrison, shall each of them have the Salary of Forty Pounds a Year, and a Livery.

Resolved, by the Parliament, That the Sum of Four hundred Pounds a Year shall be the standing Salary of the Clerk of the Parliament; out of which he is to pay all his Under-Clerks, except the Clerk-Assistant.

Resolved, That the Fees hereafter following shall be the Fees to be taken by the Clerk of the Parliament.

£. s. d.
Of every private Person, taking Benefit of any private Act 2 - -
Of every private Person, taking Benefit of any Proviso, in any Act publick or private, and being named therein, not relating to Publick Trust 2 - -
Of every Corporation, Town, Company, Society, several Shire, or Place, for a private Act 2 - -
Of every Corporation, Town, &c. taking Benefit of any Proviso, in any Bill, publick or private, not relating to Publick Trust 2 - -
For the Entry and Copy of every private Order, taken out of the Book - 3 4
For every Copy of the Names of a private Committee, taken by the Party - 2 -
For writing Copy-wise, Sixteen Lines in every Sheet, for every Sheet - - 8
For ingrossing every private Bill, for every Press - 10 -
For every Person, that is to be naturalized, for his Oath - 13 4
For the Clerk's Hand, for signing Business - 2 -
For every Discharge of a Person committed by the House, as a Delinquent - 18 4
£. s. d.
For a Search in the Records, if it be Twenty Years before this Parliament - 10 -
If within the Time, and not this present Parliament - 5 -
And if of this present Parliament (fn. (a)) - 10 -

The Question being put, To agree with the Committee, that One hundred and Fifty Pounds, by the Year, be the standing Salary for the Clerk-Assistant;

The House was divided.

The Noes went forth.

Alderman Titchborne, Tellers for the Yeas: 42.
Mr. Strickland, With the Yeas,
Sir Charles Wolseley, Tellers for the Noes: 47.
Colonel West, With the Noes,

So it passed with the Negative.

Resolved, That the Clerk-Assistant to the Clerk of the House shall have the yearly Salary of One hundred Pounds.

Hingston reprieved.

The humble Petition of Mary Hingston, the Wife of John Hingston, a poor Worsted-Comber of Totness in Devonshire, a poor condemned Prisoner in Exeter Gaol, was this Day read.

Resolved, That Mary Hingston, the Wife of John Hingston, being a Prisoner in Exeter Gaol, condemned for Manslaughter, be reprieved, until her case be certified to the Parliament, by the Judge, before whom the same was tried: And that the said Judge do certify the same, by the End of September next: And that, in the mean time, the Sheriff be required to forbear Execution.

Publick Treasuries.

Colonel Sidenham reports from the Committee for the Treasuries; viz. The Names of fit Persons to be appointed Commissioners for the Treasuries; viz. Mr. Edward Cressett, Colonel William Gough, Major Hezekiah Heynes, Sir Wm. Roberts, and Mr. Arthure Squib.

Resolved, That Mr. Edward Cresset be one of the Inspectors of the Treasuries.

Resolved, That Colonel William Gough be one of the Inspectors of the Treasuries.

Resolved, That Major Hezekiah Heines be one of the Inspectors of the Treasuries.

Resolved, That Sir Wm. Roberts be one of the Inspectors of the Treasuries.

Resolved, That Mr. Arthur Squib be one of the Inspectors of the Treasuries.

Resolved, Thae Colonel Sidenham be one of the Inspectors of the Treasuries.

Resolved, That Cornelius Holland Esquire be one of the Inspectors of the Treasuries.

Colonel Sidenham doth likewise report from the same Committee, An Act touching the several Receipts of the Revenue and Treasuries of this Commonwealth, and the bringing the same into one Treasury: Which was this Day read the First and Second time.

The Question being propounded, That the seven Persons before named, for Inspectors of the Treasuries, be inserted into this Bill;

And the Question being put, That the Name of Cornelius Holland be inserted into this Bill;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Colonel Sidenham, Tellers for the Yeas: 38.
Colonel Blunt, With the Yeas,
Colonel Clerk, Tellers for the Noes: 51.
Colonel Courtney, With the Noes,

So it passed in the Negative.

Resolved, That the Names of the other Six Persons, before voted to be Inspectors for the Treasuries, be inserted into this Bill.

Resolved, That the Quorum be Three; whereof one Member of the House to be one.

Resolved, That this Act continue till the First of January 1653, and no longer: And that a Proviso be inserted to that Purpose.

The Question being put, That the Bill, thus amended, be ingrossed.

It passed with the Negative.

And the Bill, so amended, being put to the Question, passed: And ordered to be forthwith printed and published.

Admiralty.

An Act for constituting Commissioners for the Ordering and Managing the Business of the Admiralty and Navy, was this Day read the Third time: And the Bill being put to the Question, passed: And ordered to be printed and published.

Admiralty Jurisdiction.

An Act for settling the Jurisdiction of the Court of Admiralty, was this Day read the First time; and ordered to be read again, the Second time, To-morrow Morning.

Footnotes

(a) In the Margin, against this List of Fees, is the following Entry: "By Vote of 12 October 1653; It was "Resolved, by the Parliament, That upon every Bill that concerns any private Man's Interest, or several Men's Interest, for each Person there be paid to the Clerks to the Clerk of the Parliament, Ten Shillings."