Thursday, the 30th of April, 1657.
Forests and Chases.
RESOLVED, That it be referred to a Committee,
to consider of the Clause in an Ordinance, intituled,
An Ordinance for Sale of Four Forests or Chases, reserved for collateral Security to the Soldiers; beginning
thus: viz. "And for the better quieting of Purchasers,
their Heirs or Assigns, it is hereby ordained and declared,
That all Honours, Manors, Lands, &c." and continuing
unto the End of the said Ordinance; and to offer their
Opinion therein to the House; Viz. General Disbrow,
Colonel Jones, Mr. Grove, Mr. Tho. Gorges, Mr. Bampfeild, General Mountagu, Sir Charles Wolsley, Mr. Pedley, Colonel Grosvener, Mr. Whiteway, Major-General
Bridges, Mr. Godfrey, Lord Commissioner Whitelock,
Sir Thomas Pryde, Colonel Thistlethwaite, Sir Wm.
Strickland, Mr. Maidston, Colonel Cooper, Lord Broghill,
Mr. Crook, Mr. Crompton: And this Committee are to
meet at Two of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's
Resolved, That it be referred to a Committee, to take
into Consideration the Regulation of the Court of Chancery; and to bring in a Bill in that Behalf, if they see
Cause: Viz. to Sir Thomas Wroth, Mr. Godfrey, Lord
Commissioner Whitelock, Mr. Bampfeild, Mr. Grove, Mr.
Hoskins, General Disbrow, Colonel Gorges, Major-General Goff, Mr. Carey, Sir Thomas Pryde, Major Aston,
Mr. Pedley, Mr. Disbrow, Major-General Haines, MajorGeneral Berry, Captain Blackwell, Major-General
Packer, Mr. Attorney-General, Mr. Jenkinson, Major
Burton, Mr. Drake, Sir John Trevor, Sir Lislebon Long,
Mr. Francis Bacon, Colonel Cock, Mr. Secretary, Mr.
Bond, Mr. Bennett, Mr. Moody, Colonel White, Colonel
Zanchy, Lords Commissioners of the Great Seal, Sir
Charles Wolsley, Mr. Brisco, Mr. Bodurda, Master of
the Rolls, Lord Strickland, Mr. Gyles, Colonel Jones,
Mr. Nath. Bacon, Sir Rich. Onsloe, Mr. Barington, Mr.
Thomas, Major-General Lilborne, Colonel Thistlethwaite,
Mr. Smith, Mr. Westlake, Lord Chief Justice Glyn, Sir
John Hobart, Colonel Ireland, Sir Wm. Strickland, Mr.
Solicitor, Attorney of the Duchy, Mr. Wall, Lord Broghill, Colonel Shuttleworth: And all that come to this
Committee to have Voices: And this Committee are to
meet on Monday in the Afternoon, at Two of the Clock,
in the Duchy-Chamber: With Power to send for Persons,
Papers, Witnesses, and Records.
E. of Derby's Estate.
Resolved, That one Act, intituled, An Act for settling
Lands, late of James Earl of Derby, of the yearly Value
of Five hundred Pounds, upon Charles Earl of Derby, and
his Heirs, do continue and stand in Force, until other
Order taken by the Parliament.
Resolved, That all and every the Acts and Ordinances
before-mentioned, according to the true Meaning of them,
with the Amendments, Alterations, and Additions aforesaid, in pursuance of the Resolutions before-mentioned;
and according to the respective Limitations of Time before
expressed, and no otherwise, nor in any other Manner; be
continued, and stand in Force, and be effectual in Law.
The Clause of the Report, touching all other Acts and
Ordinances, not confirmed, &c. being read;
And the Question being put, That the Twenty-eighth
of April 1657 do stand in this Clause;
It passed with the Negative.
Resolved, That these Words; "The First Day of
June," be inserted.
And the Clause so amended, being put to the Question; It was
Resolved, That all other Acts and Ordinances, and
every Branch and Clause therein, not confirmed as afore
said, made or passed after the Twentieth of April 1653,
before the Seventeenth of September 1656, be declared to
be, from and after the First Day of June 1657, null and
void; and that all Acts done, or to be done, before the
said First Day of June 1657, by virtue of them, or any of
them, be ratified and confirmed to all Intents and Purposes.
E. of Pembroke's Debt.
An Order of the Lord Protector and the Council, dated
the Eleventh of May 1654, upon the Petition of Algernon
Earl of Northumberland, Thomas Lord Coventry, Philip
Earl of Pembroke, Heir, and Wm. Earl of Salisbury, and
others, the Executors, of Philip Earl of Pembrook and
Mountgomery, deceased, touching a Debt, for which Bonds
were given to Mr. Flyer and others, was this Day read.
Ordered, That this Business be referred unto a Committee, to examine the Business, and report their Opinion
to the House, as well for the Indemnifying of the Persons
engaged, as how the Remainder of the said Debt may be
satisfied; and in the mean Time, that all Prosecution at
Law against the Persons bound in the Bonds for the said
Debt, or either of them, and against all and every their
Heirs, Executors, and Administrators, . . . stayed: Viz.
to Sir Christofer Pack, Lord Broghill, Alderman Foote,
Mr. Floyd, Sir Rich. Onslow, Colonel Jones, Mr. Bond,
Mr. Bodurda, General Disbrow, Lord Strickland, Sir
Charles Wolsley, Colonel Thistlethwaite, Mr. Barington,
Sir Thomas Wroth, Mr. Peckham, Mr. Hoskins, Master
of the Rolls, Alderman Tigh, Captain Baines, Captain
Hatsell, Mr. Downing, Major Beake, Lord Howard, Mr.
Carter, Mr. Fowell, Mr. Banks, Captain Lilborne, Mr.
Goodwin, Mr. Godfrey, Colonel Phillips, Colonel Wood,
Mr. Timbs, Mr. Drake, Mr. Noell, Mr. Disbrow, Colonel
Wilton, Mr. Williams, Mr. Recorder of London, Mr.
Waterhouse, Colonel White, Captain Stone, Mr. Crooke:
And this Committee are to meet on Tuesday next in the
Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Inner Court of
Wards; and that they bring in their Report to the
House, within Fourteen Days then after: With Power
to send for Persons, Papers, Witnesses, Records.
The Question being propounded, That, touching the
Acts and Ordinances made from the First of April 1642,
until the Twentieth of April 1653, this Answer be tendered unto his Highness, That this House doth conceive
no Need of any Declaration or Confirmation, the same
being valid in themselves, and ought to be so accepted
And the Question being put, That these Words,
"Wherein as to the Matter of them, they are not contrary to the humble Petition and Advice," be Part of the
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.
And the main Question being put; It was
Resolved, That touching the Acts and Ordinances made
from the First of April 1642, until the 20th of April
1653, this Answer be tendered unto his Highness: That
this House doth conceive no Need of any Declaration or
Confirmation; the same being valid in themselves, and
ought to be accepted and taken.
Resolved, That this Proviso be added: "Provided, That
this be not construed to extend to the Confirming of the
Matter of any Act or Ordinance of Parliament, which is
contrary to the humble Petition and Advice, presented
to his Highness by the Parliament."
Resolved, That nothing in this Report be binding, or
of Force, before the humble Petition and Advice be consented unto by his Highness.
Resolved, That the same Committee who did formerly
attend the Lord Protector, touching the humble Petition
and Advice, do attend his Highness with the several Resolves of Parliament touching the Matter; and to desire
his Highness to appoint a Time, when the House may
attend his Highness, for his positive Resolution and Answer to that humble Petition and Advice.
Ordered, That this Committee do meet this Afternoon,
at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Resolved, That the Report touching some Orders of the
Long Parliament, be made by the Lord Broghill, Tomorrow Morning.