Monday, the 29th of August, 1653.
A LETTER from Thomas Deykin, Mayor of Walsall,
and John Saunsome Justice, dated the 27th of
August 1653, was this Day read.
Another Letter from Robert Ducie Sheriff of Stafford,
dated the 27th of August 1653, was this Day read.
Ordered, That this Business be referred to the Council
of State, to examine the Business, and to send for the
Ringleaders in this Riot; and to take Care for the Preservation of the Peace of that Place, and of the Commonwealth.
Isle of Guernsey.
Colonel Sidenham reports from the Council of State,
That the Council having taken into Consideration the
present State and Constitution of the Government of the
Isle of Guernsey; and what is fit to be done, in order to the
Continuing of the Peace of that Place; and the equal and
speedy Distribution of Justice therein; do humbly offer
to the Consideration of the Parliament, that the Jurates
of that Island, being Twelve in Number, may, by Turns,
execute the Place and Office of Bailiff of that Island;
and that each of them, in his Course, may hold the said
Office for the Term of One Month, and no longer: And
for that there are Five of the present Jurates of the said
Island, who, by reason of their great Age and Infirmity
of Body, are disabled from serving in their Places; viz.
Mr. James Guille, Mr. Blundell, Mr. Brauhaud, Mr.
Thomas Carey, and Mr. Brauhaud; that it be humbly
offered to the Parliament, That the said Persons beforenamed may be dispensed with from being any longer
Jurates; and that the States of the Island be required
to proceed to the Election of Five other fit Persons to be
Jurates in their steads; the Council being informed, that
the Choice of the Jurates hath been, by antient Privilege,
in the States of that Island.
All which the Council submits to the Parliament's
Ordered, by the Parliament, That the Jurates of the
Island of Guernsey, being Twelve in Number, do, by
Turns, execute the Place and Office of Bailiff of that
Island: And that each of them, in his Course, do hold
the said Office for the Term of One Month, and no
longer: And that the present Bailiff, Peter Beauveyer
Esquire, do begin the first Month, to commence the First
of October next; and after that, the Jurates do take their
Turns, according to their Seniorities. And for that there
are Five of the present Jurates of the said Island, who,
by reason of their great Age, and Infirmity of Body, are
disabled from serving in their Places; viz. Mr. James
Guille, Mr. Blundell, Mr. Braudhaud, Mr. Thomas Carey,
and Mr. Braudhaud; It is also Ordered, by the Parliament, That the said Mr. James Guille, Mr. Blundell, Mr.
Braudhaud, Mr. Thomas Carey, and Mr. Braudhaud,
be dispensed with from being any longer Jurates, in
respect of their great Age, and Infirmity of Body: And
that the States of the Island be required to proceed in the
Election of Five other fit Persons to be Jurates in their
Isle of Jersey.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State,
to consider of the Government of Jersey; and to report
the same to the House, with Speed.
Captain Stone reports from the Committee for Inspection of the Treasuries, A Bill for the more speedy and
effectual bringing in the Arrears of the Excise: Which
was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon
the Question, committed to Mr. Sadler, Captain Stone,
Mr. Moyer, Sir Wm. Roberts, Colonel Blunt, or any Three
of them, to withdraw, and bring it in forthwith.
Ld. St. John's Estate.
Colonel Rous reports from the Committee of Petitions;
UPON reading the Petition of Charles Lord St. John,
Son and Heir of John Marquis of Winchester; alleging,
That his Claim to divers Manors and Lands in the Counties of Dorsett, Devon, and Cornwall, after the Death of
his Father, being adjudged against him by the Committee
for removing Obstructions, without hearing his Council,
or any on his Behalf; he petitioned the late Parliament.
Who thereupon ordered the said Committee to state
Matter of Fact: Which they did: But that Parliament
being dissolved, the said Report remains with the Committee for Obstructions, who, as this Committee is informed,
have adjourned until the latter End of October; and there
being an Act to pass for the Sequestration of such as have
not paid in their Second Moiety, both the Petitioner and
the Purchasers of the said Estate, or any Part thereof,
may suffer much Prejudice: It is therefore Ordered, That
the House may be moved, before the Passing the said
Act, to make a Provision, that it may not extend to the
Petitioner's Case, until the said Report be made; that so
neither Lieutenant General Fleetwood, nor Colonel Cooke,
who are Purchasers, nor yet the Petitioner, may suffer
Prejudice by the said Committees Adjournment.
Resolved, That the Parliament doth agree with the
Committee in this Report.
He likewise reports the Petition of Thomas Smythby,
Esquire: Which was this Day read.
He also reports, The humble Petition of Thomas
Westrop Esquire: Which was this Day read.
E. of Worcester.
He likewise reports, The most humble Petition of
Edward Sommerset Earl of Worcester, now Prisoner in the
Tower: As also, The humble Petition of Margaret Countess of Worcester: Which were both this Day read.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That it be referred back to
the same Committee, to require the said Earl to explain
those Words in his Petition; viz. " with Encouragement
from Persons then at the Helm, came into England;"
and report the same to the House.
The House took up the former Debate upon the Petition of the Purchasers of the Estate of Sir John Stowell.
The humble Petition and Representation of the Trustees for Sale of Lands and Estates forfeited to the Commonwealth for Treason, was this Day read.
Resolved, That this Petition of the Purchasers of Sir
John Stowell's Estate be referred back to the same Committee, to consider what is fit to be done for Relief of the
Petitioners; and report to the House with all Speed.
Mr. Sadler reports from the Committee appointed to
withdraw, Amendments to the Bill for the more speedy
and effectual bringing in the Arrears of the Excise:
Which were twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed:
And, upon the Question, It was
Resolved, That this Bill be ingrossed, and brought in