House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 19 February 1650

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Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 6, 1648-1651. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Die Martis, 19 Februarii, 1649.


Whittlewood Forest.

THE Lord Grey reports from the Committee for the publick Revenue, touching the Felling and Selling of Sylvæ cædue, in certain Coppices in Whittlewood Forest in the County of Northampton, in these Words; viz.

"Whereas this Committee, for the Advancement of the publick Service of the Commonwealth, issued an Order, of the Seventeenth of November last, for Felling, to be sold, those usually yearly saleable Woods called Sylvæ cæ due, within certain Coppices in Whittlewood Forest in the County of Northampton: And for as much as it will be prejudicial to the publick Revenue, and to the Country, if the late Restraint for Cutting, Selling, and Disposing of Wood, and by Order of Parliament, of the First of January last, be not dispensed with in this Particular; in regard the publick Revenue will be impaired, by reason the Commonwealth hath been at near Two hundred Pounds Charge for Mounding of some of the said Coppices; and that a considerable Part of the said Woods are sold; and that there is no other Wood in those Parts, for the Supply of the Country; and that the Mounds will be in Danger to be flung up, and the Coppices to be spoiled, and cut down, by the Country People.

Ordered, That the Lord Grey of Grooby be desired to make Report hereof to the Parliament, that their Pleasure may be known herein.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the Sale of the said Woods, according to the Report.

Council of State.

The House, according to former Order, did this Day take into Consideration the Report concerning electing Four Persons more to be of the Council of State.

Resolved, That the House do proceed in this Report, by Parts.

The Question being propounded, That these Words, "subscribed by each Man's Name," be added to the Clause; viz. That every Member of the House, present, shall write, or cause to be written down in a Paper, Five Names, such as he shall think fit to be of this Council of State; which shall be an Affirmative, as for all those Five Persons;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir Henry Mildmay, Tellers for the Yeas: 18.
Sir Wm. Masham, With the Yeas,
Sir Arthur Hesilrige, Tellers for the Noes: 44.
Sir Michael Livesey, With the Noes,

So the Question passed with the Negative.

And the whole Report, with the several Amendments made at the Table, being put to the Question, passed.

Resolved, That, To-morrow at Eleven of the Clock, Mr. Speaker do take the Chair; and that then the House do proceed to the Choice of Five Members for the Council of State.

Ld. Admiral.

The Lord Gray reports from the Council of State, That the Parliament be moved to declare their Pleasure, in the Interpretation of the Clause in the Act, intituled, An Act for the Repealing of the Power formerly given to the Lord Admiral, and transferring it to the Council of State; viz. That the Council of State, appointed by Authority of Parliament, shall have and exercise all such Power, Jurisdiction, and Authority, and are hereby authorized and enabled to do and execute all such Things as pertain to the Office of Lord Admiral of England; whether it be their Opinion, That thereby the Power of the said Admiral, and Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, be in this present Council; that the Council knowing their Pleasure, may act accordingly.


Ordered, That the Reports from the Navy be made on Saturday Morning next, the first Business; nothing to intervene.

Ld. Admiral.

An Act giving Power to the Council of State to execute such Powers, Jurisdictions, and Authorities, as concern the Lord Admiral, and Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, for the Year ensuing, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed.