House of Commons Journal Volume 6
25 December 1649

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 25 December 1649', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 6: 1648-1651 (1802), pp. 337. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25808 Date accessed: 21 August 2014.


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Die Martis, 25 Decembris, 1649.

Prayers.

Letters, &c. read.

Mr. Scott reports from the Council of State, a Letter from Dublin, from Mr. William Basill, of the Twelfth of December 1649, and another Paper inclosed: Which was this Day read.

Ordered, by the Parliament, That the said Letters be forthwith printed and published.

Mr. Scott reports likewise from the Council of State, a Letter from Mr. Walter Strickland, from the Hague, of â…“ 2/3 Decembris, 1649: Which was this Day read.

Sequestrations.

Resolved, &c. That all the Estate, real and personal, of Edward Massey Esquire, be forthwith sequestred.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Goldsmiths Hall, to take care to see this done accordingly: And that the Profits thereof be employed for the Use of the Publick, as other Sequestrations are appointed to be.

Resolved, &c. That the real and personal Estate of Mr. James Bunce, late Alderman of the City of London, be sequestred.

Resolved, &c. That the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall be required to take care, that the same be effectually done: And that the Profits thereof be employed for the Use of the Publick, as other Sequestrations are appointed to be.

The Question being propounded, That the Estate, real and personal, of the Lord Willoughby of Parham, be sequestred;

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put;

It was Resolved, &c. That the Estate, real and personal, of the Lord Willoughby of Parham, be sequestred.

Ordered, by the Parliament, That it be referred to the Committee of Goldsmiths Hall, to take care the same be done accordingly: And that the said Committee have Power to consider of and to allow a Fifth Part unto the Lady Willoughby and her Children, for their Maintenance; notwithstanding the Sequestration by this House, or any Act, to the contrary.

The Engagement.

The Lord Commissioner Lisle reports from the Council of State, the Desire of that Council, That the Declaration, which was ordered to be prepared for the Satisfying of the People of this Nation concerning the Test, which is now in a good Readiness, may be called upon; the Council being of Opinion. that it will be of very great Use, for the better Carrying on of the Taking of the Test: And the Lord Commissioner Lisle is desired to make this Report on Tuesday Morning next; and at the same time to remember Mr. Durens.

The Question being propounded, That it be referred to a Committee, to consider of a Declaration to be published, to satisfy the People, That the Engagement is not against the former Protestation and Covenant;

The Question being put, That that Question be now put;

It passed with the Negative.

Grant to Durens.

Ordered, That Two hundred Pounds per Annum be settled upon Mr. John Durens, during his natural Life, out of the Rectory Impropriate of Hartlett in the County of Devon.

Ordered, by the Parliament, That it be referred to the Committee of plundered Ministers, to see it settled upon him during his Life accordingly.