House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 17 January 1651

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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 Veneris, 17 Junuarii, 1650.


Damage Cleere.

COLONEL Marten reports from the Committee for regulating Proceedings in Law, A Bill for taking away the Fee called Damage Cleere, or Damna Clericorum.

Which was this Day read the First and Second time.

The humble Remonstrance and Petition of the Three Prothonotaries of the Court of Common Pleas, was this Day read.

The humble Petition of Samuel Wightwick Esquire, Prothonotary, or Chief Clerk, of the Court called the Upper Bench, was this Day read.

The humble Petition of Robert Henley Esquire, was this Day read.

The Question being propounded, That the said Bill be committed;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Major General Skippon, Tellers for the Yeas: 27.
Sir John Hippisley, With the Yeas,
Major General Harrison, Tellers for the Noes: 31.
Mr. Bond, With the Noes,

So it passed with the Negative.

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

It passed with the Negative.

The said Bill, being put to the Question, passed: And

It is Ordered, That the said Bill be forthwith printed and published.

Law Proceedings.

Ordered, That the Petition of the Three Prothonotaries of the Court of Common Pleas, and the Petition of Samuel Wightwick, and the Petition of Robert Henley Esquire, be referred to the Committee touching the Regulating of Proceedings in the Law; to consider thereof; and examine and state the Matter of Fact; and to present their Opinions thereupon to the Parliament: And that all that come to that Committee have Voices, as to this Business.

Sheriff of Suffolk.

Ordered, That Sir Wm. Harvey be injoined to sue forth his Patent, take his Oath, and take upon him the Execution of the Office of Sheriff of the County of Suffolk within Ten Days, upon Pain of One thousand Pounds, to be levied to the Use of the Commonwealth.

Fee-farm Rents.

Resolved, That there be Liberty given to double Three hundred thousand Pounds upon the Remainder of the Fee-farm Rents, and other Things, exposed to Sale by that Act.

Resolved, That the Rate for the Sale for doubled Monies be not under the Rate of Twelve Years Purchase.

Resolved, That Mr. Hill and Mr. Long do bring in a Bill to that Purpose.

Delinquents Estates.

Resolved, That the House do resume the Debate upon the Amendments to the Bill for Sale of Delinquents Estates, the first Business, on Tuesday Morning next; nothing to intervene.

Pardon of Pope, &c.

Ordered, That a Pardon be granted unto Andrew Pope, John Disney, David Dobbes, and Thomas Hill, who stand condemned to Death by the High Court of Justice sitting at Norwich, for High Treason by them committed in the late Insurrection in the County of Norfolk: And that Mr. Attorney General do prepare a Pardon to that Purpose: And that the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal of England be required and authorized to pass the same under the Great Seal of England, gratis, and without Charge or Fee: And that the said Andrew Pope, John Disney, David Dobbes, and Thomas Hill, be, and are hereby, reprieved in the mean time: And the Sheriff of the said County of Norfolk is hereby required to forbear Execution, accordingly.

Feilder reprieved.

Resolved, That Mr. Speaker be impowered to grant a Reprieve for Robert Fielder, now in Prison in Newgate for Burglary, until the next Sessions: And that the Sheriffs of Middlesex be required thereupon to cause Execution of the said Robert Fielder to be forborne.

The House, according to former Order, adjourned itself to Tuesday next, Eight of Clock.