House of Commons Journal Volume 7
25 June 1657

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 25 June 1657', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 7: 1651-1660 (1802), pp. 574-575. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=24669 Date accessed: 20 September 2014.


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Thursday, 25th June, 1657.

Protector's Oath.

LORD Fynes reports from the Committee appointed to attend his Highness with the Draught of the Oath to be taken by his Highness, and that his Highness would be pleased to appoint a Time when this House may attend his Highness with some Bills;

That his Highness is well satisfied with the Form of the Oath: Only he desires these Words may be inserted, "to the uttermost of my Power and Understanding," next after the Word "Testament:" And that these Words, "of the Peace and Safety and," may be added in the Oath, next after the Word "Preservation."

That his Highness hath appointed to meet the Parliament in the Painted Chamber, To-morrow at Twelve of the Clock, for the Passing of the Bills; and then to take his Oath.

Resolved, That the Parliament will attend his Highness, To-morrow at Twelve of the Clock, in the Painted Chamber, for the Passing of Bills.

Resolved, That, after the Passing of the Bills, the Parliament will go immediately to Westminster-Hall, to attend his Highness for Taking of his Oath.

Irish Rebels.

The Bill, intituled, An Act for Attainder of the Rebels in Ireland, was this Day read the Third time.

Resolved, That the Blank, in the last Line save Two of the said Bill, be filled up with these Words; viz. "One hundred Pounds."

A Clause was tendered to be added to the said Bill, in Parchment, in these Words; viz. "And be it further Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That the Chief Governor or Governors of Ireland, for the Time being, and the there, in the Absence of the Chief Governor or Governors of Ireland, be, and they are hereby authorized and required to set out, and cause to be settled on the Provost and Burgesses of the Town of Bandonbridge in the County of Cork in Ireland, such or so much of the Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments in the County of Cork, formerly belonging to Irish Rebels, as the said Provost and Burgesses are now possessed of, as Tenants to his Highness and this Commonwealth; and as do not exceed the yearly Value of Two hundred Pounds, as the same were worth to be let in the Year 1640; to have and to hold the said Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, to the said Provost and Burgesses, and their Successors for ever, for and towards the Support of the publick Charges, and publick Offices, in the said Town; as also in Consideration of the good and faithful Services done by the Inhabitants of the said Town, against the Rebels in Ireland, in the late Rebellion there; and in full Discharge of all Monies lent by the Corporation of the said Town of Bandonbridge, upon the publick Faith:" Which was twice read; and, upon the Question, ordered to be Part of the Bill.

A Proviso, in Parchment, was offered to be added to this Bill, in these Words; viz. "Provided always, That if Nicholas Barnwell, of Turvey, shall, at any time before the First Day of December, which shall be in the Year of our Lord 1658, make appear his constant good Affection to the Interest of the Parliament, in Ireland, before such Persons, and in such Manner as heretofore hath been appointed for the receiving and judging Claims there, or before his Highness and the Council in England; and obtain Judgment or Declaration thereupon; this Act, or any thing therein contained, shall not extend to attaint the said Nicholas Barnewall; nor to make Forfeiture of the Estate of the said Nicholas Barnewall, in any Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments; but that the Rights, Interest, and Claim, of him the said Nicholas, his Heirs and Assigns, in and to the same, remain and continue such, and no other, than as if this present Act had not been had nor made; any thing in this Act to the contrary hereof in any wise notwithstanding:" Which was twice read; and, upon the Question, ordered to be Part of the Bill.

Another Clause was tendered, in Parchment, to be added to this Bill; on the Behalf of John Hughes, Register of the forfeited Lands in Ireland, to have Lands of Two hundred Pounds per Ann. in Consideration of the Arrears of his Salary, as Register, and of the said Office, and his Disbursements about the same: Which was twice read; and, by Leave of the House, was withdrawn.

Another Proviso was tendered to this Bill; in Behalf of Oliver Lord Viscount Fitz-Williams of Merrion in the County of Dublyn in Ireland: Which was read the First time.

And, upon the Question, That this Proviso be read the Second time;

It passed in the Negative.

Another Proviso was tendered to this Bill; in the Behalf of Nicholas Nettervile Esquire: Which was read the First time.

And the Question being put, That this Proviso be read the Second time;

It passed in the Negative.

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

Post Meridiem.

Irish Rebels.

THE House resumed the Debate upon the Bill for the Attainder of the Rebels in Ireland.

A Clause was tendered to this Bill, to impower the Lord Deputy and Council in Ireland to determine Differences amongst the Adventurers, or between them and others: Which was read the First time; and, by Consent of the House, was withdrawn.

A Proviso in Parchment was tendered to this Bill, in these Words; viz. "Provided always, and be it further Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That nothing in this Act, nor in any other Act contained, shall extend to the Attainder or Transplantation of Tibbett Roch, Son to Ulick Roch, of Balymagooly in the County of Cork: Which said Ulick's constant good Affection hath been proved before the Judges of Claims at Athlone, and the said Tibbett brought up in the Protestant Religion; but that the said Tibbett may quietly and peaceably enjoy all the Lands and Hereditaments, which have been proved before the said Judges of Claims at Athlone to be the legal Right and Inheritance of the said Tibbett Roche:" Which was read the First and Second time; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.

Another Proviso was tendered to this Bill, on the Behalf of Christopher Fagan, of Feltrim in the County of Dublyn: Which was read the First time.

And, upon the Question, For reading it the Second time;

It passed in the Negative.

And the Bill, with these Clauses and Provisoes, was, upon the Question, passed.

Resolved, That this Bill be offered to his Highness, for his Consent.

Petition and Advice.

The humble Additional and Explanatory Petition and Advice of the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, now assembled in the Parliament of this Commonwealth, was this Day read the Third time.

A Clause was tendered in Parchment, to be added to the First Clause in this Petition, in these Words; viz. "or such Persons as have been immediately employed by his Highness' Council in Scotland, being of good Conversation:" Which was read the First time.

And the Question being put, That this Proviso be read the Second time;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Lord Lambert, Tellers for the Noes: 66.
Lord Strickland, With the Noes,
Lord Eure, Tellers for the Yeas: 62.
Alderman Foote, With the Yeas,

So it passed in the Negative.

And the Petition was, upon the Question, passed.

Ordered, That this Petition be presented to his Highness, for his Consent.

Hughes' Arrears.

Ordered, That it be recommended to the Lord Deputy and Council in Ireland, to take effectual Course for the Satisfaction of such Monies as are due to John Hughes, late Register for the forfeited Estates in Ireland, for the Arrears of his Salary, as Register.

Petition from Westmerland.

The Question being put, That the Petition now tendered from the County of Westmerland, be now read;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Mr. Williams, Tellers for the Yeas: 46.
Mr. Mackworth, With the Yeas,
Colonel Cooper, Tellers for the Noes: 74.
Mr. Salmon, With the Noes,

So it passed in the Negative.

Countess of Worcester.

Mr. Francis Bacon reports Amendments to the Bill on Behalf of the Countess of Worcester: Which were twice read, and agreed. And the Bill, so amended, was ordered to be ingrossed.

Oath and Investiture of Protector.

Resolved, That the Oath to be taken by the Lord Protector, be ingrossed in a Roll of Vellom; and Entry made thereupon of the Time and Place of his Highness' taking the said Oath: And the same do remain, as a Record of Parliament, to be made use of in future Times; And that the said Oath be also recorded in the Four Courts of Westminster; viz. the Chancery, UpperBench, Common-Pleas, and Exchequer.

Resolved, That there be a Purple Robe lined with Ermin, a Bible, a Sceptre, and a Sword, provided for the Investiture of the Lord Protector.

Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to provide these Things; and to consider of the Marshaling and Method of presenting them: Viz. Lord Whitelock, Mr. Bond, General Disbrow, Lord Strickland, Colonel Jones, Mr. Secretary, Lord Commissioner Fiennes, Lord ChiefJustice, General Montague, Sir Charles Wolsley, Sir Rich. Onsloe, Lord Commissioner Lisle: To meet, at the Rising of the House, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Publick Revenue.

Resolved, That it be referred to a Committee, to consider of the best Way to improve the Revenue; and to offer something to the House therein, To-morrow Morning: Viz. General Disbrow, Colonel Jones, Mr. Secretary, Mr. Bodurda, Sir Christofer Pack, Alderman Foot, Mr. Lloyd, Major-General Kelsey: To meet, at the Rising of the House, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Publick Debts.

Colonel Zanchy offers a Report from the Committee to whom the Business of the Publick Faith was referred.

Resolved, That it . . offered to his Highness the Lord Protector, as the Desire of the Parliament, That his Highness and the Council would be pleased to appoint Commissioners in the several Counties, for ascertaining the Monies due upon the Publick Faith, against the next Meeting of the Parliament; with such Restrictions and Limitations to prevent Fraud, as they shall think fit.

Resolved, That the Votes of this House on the Thirteenth of this Month, made upon the Report from this Committee touching the Publick Faith; together with the Vote touching the respiting the Disposal of the Four Counties in Ireland; be transmitted to his Highness and the Council.

Resolved, That the Vote aforesaid, touching the Four Counties in Ireland, be transmitted to the Lord Deputy, and Council in Ireland.

Resolved, T . . . Colonel Philip Jones and Colonel Zanchy do present the said Votes to his Highness.