House of Commons Journal Volume 7
28 April 1657

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 28 April 1657', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 7: 1651-1660 (1802), pp. 524-526. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=24624 Date accessed: 24 November 2014.


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Tuesday, the 28th of April, 1657.

Members summoned.

THE House being set, the Serjeant was sent with his Mace into Westminster-Hall, to require the Lords Commissioners of the Great Seal, the Judges, and Lawyers, who are Members of the House, to attend the Service of the House.

Protector's Answer.

Mr. Pedley reports (from the Committee appointed to consider of an Answer to be returned to his Highness, upon what was by him offered, as to the 16th Article) the Opinion of the said Committee in Writing: Which was read; and taken into Debate by Parts.

The Preamble being read;

Resolved, That the House doth agree with the Committee in this Preamble.

The several Ordinances and Acts were put to the Question one-by-one.

The Question being propounded, That the House doth agree with the Committee, as to the Ordinance appointing Commissioners for Approbation of publick Preachers;

And the Question being put, That these Words, viz. "Provided, That the Commissioners to be hereafter named, in the Intervals of Parliament, shall be afterwards approved by Parliament," be Part of the Question;

It passed in the Affirmative.

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, as to the (fn. [a]) Ordinance appointing Commissioners for Approbation of publick Preachers, with this Proviso; "Provided, That the Commissioners to be hereafter named in the Intervals of Parliament, shall be afterwards approved by Parliament."

Resolved, That this Debate be adjourned till Three of the Clock this Afternoon.

Tuesday, the 28th of April; Afternoon.

Protector's Answer.

THE House resumed the Debate upon the Report made by Mr. Pedley, from the Committee this Morning.

Probate of Wills.

Ordered, That the Report of the Amendments to the Bill for Probate of Wills, be made on this Day Sevennight.

Irish Adventurers.

The Question being put, for agreeing with the Committee, touching an Ordinance appointing a Committee of the Adventurers for Lands in Ireland, for determining Differences among the said Adventurers:

It passed in the Negative.

Ordinances agreed to.

The Question being put, That the House doth agree with the Committee, touching an Ordinance for the Ejection of scandalous, ignorant, and insufficient Ministers and Schoolmasters;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

General Montagu, Tellers for the Yeas: 33.
Colonel Jones, With the Yeas,
Lord Cockram, Tellers for the Noes: 66.
Sir John Trevor, With the Noes,

So it passed in the Negative.

Resolved, That the Ordinance for the Ejection of scandalous, ignorant, and insufficient Ministers and Schoolmasters, be continued for Three Years, unless the Parliament take further Order therein in the mean time.

And upon the several Questions being put, the House did agree with the Committee, as to the several Ordinances following; viz.

January 24th, 1653. An Ordinance for repealing of several Acts and Resolves of Parliament, made for or touching the subscribing or taking the Engagement.

March 20. An Ordinance for settling and confirming of the Manors of Framlingham and Saxted, in the County of Suffolk, and the Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments thereunto belonging, devised by Sir Robert Hitcham Knight, and late Serjeant at Law, to charitable Uses.

March 23. An Ordinance for Relief of Persons that have acted in the Service of the Parliament.

March 31. 1654. An Ordinance prohibiting CockMatches.

April 3. An Ordinance for continuing one Act of Parliament, intituled, An Act for Probate of Wills and granting Administrations.

12. An Ordinance of Pardon and Grace to the People of Scotland.

April 12. 1654. An Ordinance for Uniting Scotland into one Commonwealth with England.

12th. An Ordinance for erecting Court-Barons in Scotland.

May 4th. An Ordinance for doubling upon and finishing, the Sale of Deans, Deans and Chapters Lands; Manors of Rectories, Glebe-Lands, &c.

26. An Ordinance for the Preservation of the Work of the great Level of the Fens.

June 2. An Ordinance of Explanation, touching the Jurisdiction of the Court of Admiralty.

21. An Ordinance for bringing the publick Revenue of this Commonwealth into one Treasury.

23. An Ordinance for the further Encouragement of the Adventurers for Lands in Ireland, and of the Soldiers and other Planters there.

29. An Ordinance against Challenges, Duels, and all Provocations thereunto.

30. An Ordinance impowering the Commissioners of the Customs, and others, for the better suppressing of Drunkenness and prophane Cursing and Swearing, in Persons employed under them.

August 1. 1654. An Ordinance for Indemnity to the English Protestants of the Province of Munster in Ireland: September 2. An Ordinance for the better Maintenance and Encouragement of Preaching Ministers, and for Uniting of Parishes.

2. An Ordinance to enable such Soldiers as served the Commonwealth in the late Wars, to exercise any Trade.

2. An Ordinance touching Fines.

2. An Ordinance for further doubling upon Dean and Chapters Lands.

2. An Ordinance for admitting Protestants in Ireland to compound.

2. An Ordinance for bringing several Branches of the Revenue under the Managing and Government of the Commissions for the Treasury and Court of Exchequer.

Sept. 2. 1654. An Ordinance for reviving and continuing an Act of Parliament for Recovery and Preservation of many thousand Acres of Ground in Norfolk and Suffolk, surrounded by the Rage of the Sea.

August 30. An Ordinance for the taking an Account of the Monies received upon the Act for the better Propagation and Preaching of the Gospel in Wales.

January 23. 1653. An Ordinance touching Bills signed by the Commissioners of the Navy, to be a Warrant to the Treasurer.

Febr. 6. An Ordinance for giving Charles Viscount Maunsfeild the Benefit of the Act of General Pardon and Oblivion.

6. An Ordinance for settling Lands of the clear Value of Two hundred Pounds per Annum, upon Nicholas Lockyer and his Heirs.

March 20. An Ordinance for charging the Judges Salaries upon the Customs.

23. An Ordinance for a Tax of Ale and Beer in Edenburgh, and the Parts and Pendicles thereof.

March 31. 1654. An Ordinance for better Provision for maimed Soldiers, and old Widows and Orphans, in Ireland.

31. An Ordinance for Payment of Arrears due to Colonel Hewson.

31. An Ordinance for settling the Remainder of a Term in a Lease of the Rectory of Hartland, in the County of Devon upon Mr. John Dury.

June 2. An Ordinance for Satisfaction of several Sums of Money due to Daniell Hutchenson and Michaell Casteell.

21th. An Ordinance impowering the Commissioners for managing Estates under Sequestration, to proceed upon an Order of Parliament of the 16th of June 1649, touching divers Engagers in Yorkeshire.

June 26th. An Ordinance for settling Lands to the Value of One hundred and Twenty Pounds per Annum in Scotland, upon Joakim Hane and his Heirs.

July 14th. An Ordinance touching the Mynster of Yorke, and the School called Peter's School.

25th. An Ordinance for George Raleigh and Henry Clerk to have the Benefit of the Articles given upon the Rendition of Oxford.

July 27. 1654. An Ordinance for Naturalizing of Joakim Hane.

31. An Ordinance for Ratification of Grants of Lands in Scotland by the Commissioners of Parliament, and Satisfaction of some Persons to whom Lands in Scotland have been given by Order or Vote of Parliament, and for Payment of Arrears due to Colonel Horton.

August 4th. An Ordinance for setting up Lectures in Scotland.

4. An Ordinance for Allowance of Debts belonging to the University of Glasgow, and the Revenues of the same.

14. An Ordinance touching Salaries, &c. of Officers in the Exchequer.

21. An Ordinance for Sir John Wollaston Knight, and the rest of the former Treasurers at War, and the Treasurers for Sequestrations and Compositions, to pay Money upon Warrant from the Committee for the Army.

21. An Ordinance for Relief of several Persons in Scotland, upon whom Fines are imposed by the Ordinance of Pardon and Grace to the People of Scotland.

August 22. 1654. An Ordinance for Payment of Six hundred Pounds to Edward Elvins, of the City of Worcester.

Ordinances agreed to.

22. An Ordinance for Naturalization of William Hanmer, Son of Thomas Hanmer, of Hanmer in the County of Flint, Baronet.

22. An Ordinance for stating the Arrears of General Monck for his Service done in Ireland, and for Satisfaction of the same out of the forfeited Lands of the Rebels there.

23. An Ordinance for settling Lands in Ireland on Colonel Robert Hamond.

29. An Ordinance touching the Arrears of Colonel Roger Fenwick deceased.

29. An Ordinance for the granting unto, and vesting in, the Mayor, Bailiffs, and Burgesses of the Town of Berwick upon Tweed, for ever, certain Lands and Tenements within the Bounds of the said Town, for the perpetual Repair of the Bridge there, and other Benefits of the said Town.

29. An Ordinance for Uniting the Rectories of Wimborne St. Gyles and Wimborne All Saints in the County of Dorsett, and to settle the Perpetual Patronage of the Vicarage of Loaders upon his Highness, in Recompence of his Right of Patronage of the said Rectory of Wimborne All Saints, which is hereby settled upon Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper Baronet, and his Heirs.

30. An Ordinance touching Allowance of Debts and Incumbrances upon the Estate, which was settled, by Order of the Council of State, upon Mrs. Mary Deane, Relict of General Deane, and her Children.

30. An Ordinance for Payment of Three thousand Four hundred Seventy-three Pounds Five Shillings, to Francis Thomson and Henry Cannon, in Recompence of their Interest in the Little Park at Windsor, the King's Meadows, and Bushy Bark.

30. An Ordinance for Satisfaction of the Creditors of Peter Smart deceased, out of the Remainder of Deans and Chapters Lands.

30. An Ordinance for Satisfaction of Henry Howard Esquire, and the Lady An Somersett, for Lands settled by Ordinance of Parliament on Mr. Hugh Peters.

Septemb 2. 1654. An Ordinance for admitting Sir Francis Wortley Baronet, to the Benefit of the Articles made upon the Rendition of Ashby de la Zouch.

2. An Ordinance for Confirmation of the Articles made upon the Surrender of Barnstable.

2. An Ordinance for settling One hundred Pounds per Annum, in Ireland, upon Richard Uriell, and Thomas Crostwait of Cockermouth Castle in the County of Cumberland, in Satisfaction of their Losses and faithful Services.

2. An Ordinance for Payment of One hundred Pounds per Annum to the Lady Jane Gorges, out of the Sixpeny Writs in Chancery.

2. An Ordinance for Pardoning of Wm. Blackston, of Westminster, Esquire.

2. An Ordinance appointing Maintenance for preaching the Gospel in West Cowes, in the Isle of Wight.

2. An Ordinance for charging the Sum of Three thousand Four hundred Ninety Pounds Two Shillings and Sixpence upon the Excise in Course, unto Robert English and Mr. Finlaw.

Septemb. 2. 1654. An Ordinance for Incorporation, Continuance, and Maintenance of the Hospital commonly called the Hospital of St. Katherine's in Ledbury, under Malverne, in the County of Hereford.

An Ordinance touching the Accounts of Mary Sankey, the Relict of Robert Sankey.

2. An Ordinance for stating the Accounts of Colonel Richard Lawrence, and allowing the same upon Irish Lands.

2. An Ordinance for setting forth Lands in Ireland unto the Committee for Claims at Grocers-Hall, in Satisfaction of Two thousand Six hundred and Twenty-one Pounds.

2. An Ordinance for settling Lands in Ireland, of Three hundred Pounds per Annum, upon General Wm. Penn and his Heirs.

An Ordinance for continuing the Alms-men and Alms-houses at New Windsore.

2. An Ordinance for settling Lands in Ireland, upon Commissary-General Reynolds, of Five hundred Pounds per Annum.

2. An Ordinance for the more equal Division of the Lands allotted to the Soldiers in Ireland.

2. An additional Ordinance for the Satisfaction of the Arrears due to Widows and Orphans, and maimed Soldiers in Ireland.

2. An additional Ordinance to the Ordinance appointing Commissioners for Approbation of publick Preachers.

Resolved, That it be referred to a Committee, to consider of the Ordinance, intituled an Ordinance for settling the Estates of several Persons in Scotland in Trustees, to the Uses herein expressed upon the Debate now in the House; and also touching the Donatives given to several Persons in Ireland by the Parliament; and report something therein to the House, for their Consideration: Viz. to Lord Broghill, Mr. Secretary Thurloe, Colonel Cooper, Colonel Jones, Mr. Disbrow, Colonel Blackwell, Colonel Zanchy, Major General Whalley, Colonel Hewson, Master of the Rolls, Major General Goff, Sir Rich. Onsloe: To meet To-morrow at Seven of the Clock; and report the same to the House To-morrow Morning.

The Question being propounded, That one Ordinance, intituled, An Ordinance for appointing Visitors for the Universities, be continued for Six Months;

And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir Richard Onsloe, Tellers for the Noes: 28.
Colonel Fitz-James, With the Noes,
Sir Charles Wolsley, Tellers for the Yeas: 41.
Mr. Throckmorton, With the Yeas,

So it passed in the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put; It was

Resolved, That one Ordinance, intituled, An Ordinance for appointing Visitors for the Universities, be continued for Six Months.

Resolved, That the Debate upon this Report be adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of Clock.

Footnotes

[a] In the Margin is written "March 20, 1653."