Friday, the 28th of November, 1656.
Whalley's &c. Estate.
A BILL for settling Henry Whalley Esquire, and
Erasmus Smith, of London, Merchant, in their
Lands in Ireland, fallen to them, by Lot, as Adventurers,
was this Day read the First time; and ordered to be
read the Second time on Monday Morning next.
Isle of Elie.
A Bill of Grant and Confirmation of Liberties and Privileges within the Isle of Elie, in the County of Cambridge,
was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to Mr. Secretary, Colonel Clerk, Mr.
Carey, Colonel Rous, Mr. Bedford, Colonel Cock, Colonel Twisleton, Mr. Fowell, Major-General Whaley, Attorney of the Duchy, Major Audley, Colonel Jones, MajorGeneral Haines, Captain Hatsell, Major-General Packer,
Colonel Purefoy, Major-General Lilburne, Captain
Blackwell, Mr. Downing, Mr. Aldworth, Lord Lambert,
Colonel Castle, Mr. Stanley: To meet To-morrow in
the Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the DuchyChamber.
Ordered, That the Amendments to the Bill for small
Debts be reported on Wednesday next.
Sequestered Parsonages, &c.
Mr. Bedford reports, Amendments to the Bill for the
quiet Enjoying of sequestered Parsonages and Vicarages
by the present Incumbent: Which were twice read.
The Question being propounded, Whether the Words
"or otherwise" do stand in the Bill, next after "Delinquency of the Incumbent;"
And the Question being put, That that Question be
It passed in the Affirmative.
And the main Question being now put;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
||Tellers for the Yeas:
||With the Yeas,|
||Tellers for the Noes:
||With the Noes,
So it passed in the Negative.
Ordered, That this Bill be re-committed; and to meet
To-morrow in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Ordered, That the Committee for Alehouses do meet
in the Room for the Committee of the Army.
Ordered, That the Bill about Recusants be read Tomorrow Morning, the first Business.
Ordered, That the Bill against Thefts in Northumberland be read To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to prepare
and bring in a Bill to prevent the Election of Delinquents,
and ill-affected Persons, to Places of Trust or Power in
Corporations; and also to displace such Persons out of
Ordered, That the Committee do, in this Bill, provide
for the preventing Men of scandalous Lives and Conversations to be elected Officers in Places of Trust or Power
in Corporations; and also to displace such Persons out
of such Places: Lord Lambert, Major-General Boteler,
Mr. Robinson, Mr. Bampfeild, Mr. Bedford, Mr. Clark,
Colonel Purefoy, Mr. Hatsell, Mr. Cary, Sir Wm.
Strickland, Alderman Geldar, Mr. Crofts, Major-General
Whaley, Mr. Butler, Mr. Ramsey, Major-General Kelsey:
To meet To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Observation of Sunday.
Ordered, That the Bill touching the Sabbath be read
on Wednesday next.
Ordered, That the Committee for Wales do sit on
John Goodwin Esquire, being elected and returned to
serve for East Greensteed in the County of Sussex, and for
Rygate in Surrey, chuseth to serve for East Greensteed;
and waves his Election for Rigate.
Ordered, That a new Writ issue forth for electing of
another Burgess to serve for Rigate.
The House being informed, That Wm. Chitmill, who
served a Subpæna upon Mr. Aston, a Member of this
House, was at the Door;
He was called in; and saith, He served a Subpæna upon
Mr. Aston: Did not know he was a Member of Parliament: He had the Subpæna from William Morgan: Had
Eighteen-pence for serving it: Who, after he was told what
Mr. Aston said, did say, He would save Chitmill harmless.
Resolved, That William Morgan be apprehended by
the Serjeant at Arms, as a Delinquent; and brought to
answer his Contempt, in causing Mr. Aston to be served
with a Subpæna.