House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 8 May 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 Mercurii, 8 Maii, 1650.


Representation and Elections.

THE House, according to former Order, was this Day resolved into a Grand Committee, touching an equal Representative, and for regulating Elections.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Mr. Say took the Chair.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Mr. Say reports from the Grand Committee touching the equal Representative, and for Regulating Elections, That the said Grand Committee have adjourned until This-day-sevennight; and desire the Leave of the House, hat they may fit then.

Resolved, That, the House be resolved into a Grand Committee on This-day-sevennight; to fit upon the Heads of a Bill for an equal Representative, and regulating Elections.

Duresme Dean and Chapter Lands.

A Letter from the Sheriff and Gentlemen of the County of Duresme, dated the Twenty-fourth of April 1650; with a Paper, intituled, "the humble Desires and Representations of the Gentlemen, Freeholders, and Inhabitants of the County of Duresme, delivered in by the Grand Jury at the Sessions of the Peace holden at Duresme the Twenty-fourth of April 1650, to be presented to the honourable Parliament of this Nation;" were this Day read.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Obstructions for Sale of Deans and Chapters Lands, to consider of the Desires of the Gentlemen and others of that County, touching the converting some of the Buildings at Duresme, called the College, which were the Houses, of the late Dean and Chapter, into some College, or School of Literature; to state the Business; and send for the Surveys touching the Deans and Chapters Lands in the County of Duresme; and report their Opinions therein to the House.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee concerning Hospitals, to consider of the Desires of the Gentlemen and Freeholders of the County of Duresme, touching the setting out some Lands in particular, near adjacent to the City of Duresme, for Payment of divers Sums of Money, and annual Payments to the Poor and School of Duresme, and other pious Uses; to consider thereof; and report their Opinions therein to the House.

Resolved, That an Act be brought in for Confirming of the Fines and Recoveries passed before Baron Thorpe and Justice Puliston, at the last Assizes of Duresme: And that Sir Henry Vane senior do confer with the said Baron Thorpe and Justice Puleston, Sir Henry Vane junior, and Sir Thomas Widdrington, how the same may be done: And that he do bring in an Act accordingly.

Ordered, That Sir Henry Vane senior do write a Letter to the Sheriff and Gentlemen of the County of Duresme, to let them know, That this House hath taken their Requests into Consideration: And, as to the Matter of Burgesses, the same being now under Consideration for all Parts within this Commonwealth, an equal Care shall be had of them therein, with the rest of the Nation: And, as to the rest of their Desires, the House hath put the same in a Way of Examination, in order to their Relief.


Resolved, That the Report to the Bill of Trade be made To-morrow Morning the first Business.

Theobald's Park.

Resolved, That the Report concerning Theobald's Park be made To-morrow Morning.

Delinquents Compositions.

Mr. Stephens reports Amendments to a Bill to enable the Commissioners at Haberdashers Hall, upon Discoveries to compound with Delinquents, and to satisfy the Discoverer: Which were twice read; and upon the Question, assented unto.

And the Question being put, That this Act be ingrossed;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Mr. Holland, Tellers for the Yeas: 13.
Mr. Say, With the Yeas,
Sir Henry Vane, Tellers for the Noes: 24.
Lord Howard, With the Noes,

So it passed with the Negative.

The Question being put, That this Act pass as a Law;

It passed with the Negative.