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, 14 Martii, 1650.
RESOLVED, upon the Question, by the Parliament, That the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal of England, be authorized to grant a Warrant for a Writ of Ad quod damnum, to be issued under the Great Seal of England, touching a Fortnight's Fair to be kept at the Town of North Auckland alias Market Auckland, in the County of Durham: And if, upon the Return thereof, the same shall appear not to be prejudicial, but beneficial, to the County, that then the said Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal of England be authorized to give Warrant to Mr. Attorney General, to prepare a Patent for the same, in common Form: Which the said Lords Commissioners are hereby authorized to pass under the Great Seal accordingly.
Court of Wards.
Resolved, upon the Question by the Parliament, That the Records lately belonging to the late Court of Wards, be transferred into the Court of Exchequer: And that Humfrey Salwey Esquire do take them into his Care and Custody, as well such as are already transferred into the said Court, as also all such Records, Evidences, and Writings, as remain in the Custody of Hugh Audley Esquire, as Clerk of the said late Court: Who is hereby required to deliver them accordingly, by Inventory, to be kept for the Benefit of the Publick: And that the said Mr. Salwey be authorized to deliver them out, as he shall receive Orders, from time to time, by any of the Courts of Justice sitting at Westminster.
Ordered, by the Parliament, That the Amendments to the Bill touching bringing in the Arrears of the late Court of Wards be reported on Thursday-sevennight.
The humble Petition of Sir James Stonehouse Baronet, was this Day read.
Resolved, upon the Question, by the Parliament, That the Committee to whom the Petition of Sir James Stonehouse was referred, do require and receive from the Commissioners for Compounding, such Information as they can give of the Matter of Fact; as also, upon hearing both Sides and Examination of the Matter, to make Report of the whole Matter to Parliament, on Thursdaysevennight: And that the Commissioners for Compounding be hereby required to give Order for Stay of seizing and felling the personal Estate of Sir James Stonehouse; and likewise to stay the Felling of Timber, and Cutting of Underwoods, upon the Lands so sequestred, in the mean time.
Proachers not to be thanked.
The Question being propounded, That Thanks be given to the Ministers that preached Yesterday before the Parliament;
And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;
It passed with the Negative.
Ordered, by the Parliament, That the City Petition be taken into Consideration on Thursday Sevennight.
Dean of Christ Church.
Mr. James Challenor reports from the Committee for Reformation of the Universities, touching the Place of Collegiate Dean of Christ Church.
Mr. Carill came voluntarily and of his own Accord to this Committee; and said, That he had received this Committee's Orders to attend the Service of Christ Church in Oxon, as Collegiate Dean there; and, hearing that Dr. Reynolds had subscribed the Engagement, he did before this Committee, tender his Willingness to have him readmitted, so far as concerned himself in the Laying down of that Place: But this Committee was then pleased to declare their Favour for my Continuance, according to my first Order: And, when I look upon the Date of your first Order, I desire to beg your Pardon, that the Service of that Place hath been retarded by me; yet not altogether by me; for, since that time, I have been ready to give an Answer to go down and take that Charge upon me: And, were I single, I should readily receive it; but having imparted it to those that have a Pre-engagement upon me here in London, I have freely consented to them to stay: And I humbly beseech this honourable Committee to receive back that which you have so nobly and freely given me; and here I readily and willingly give it back:" And Mr. Carrill did deliver into the Hands of Mr. James Challenor, being in the Chair, the Orders of this Committee.
That this Committee do accept of Mr. Carill's humble declining of the Place of Collegiate Dean of Christ Church.
This Committee, having read their Order of the Sixth of February instant; whereby it was resolved, That Dr. Reynolds should not be restored; did then seriously debate, whether Dr. Reynolds should be from henceforth constituted Collegiate Dean of Christ Church, he having subscribed the Engagement in Terms.
That it be reported to the Parliament concerning the Disposal of the Place of Collegiate Dean of Christ Church: And Mr. Challenor is desired to make his Report.
Mr. Challoner tendered a Petition of the Vice Chancellor and others of the University of Oxford.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That this Petition be now read.
The said Petition was now read accordingly; and was intituled, "The humble Petition of the Vice Chancellor, Doctors, the Proctors, Heads of Houses, and others, of the University of Oxford."
The Question being propounded, That Mr. John Owen be, and is hereby, constituted Collegiate Dean of Christ Church in the University of Oxford;
The Question being put, That that Question be now put;
The House was divided.
The Noes went forth.
|Colonel Purefoy,||Tellers for the Noes:||19.|
|General Popham,||With the Noes,|
|Sir Henry Vane,||Tellers for the Yeas:||26.|
|Mr.Ralegh,||With the Yeas,|
So it passed with the Affirmative.
And the main Question being put;
It was Resolved, by the Parliament, That Mr. John Owen be, and is hereby constituted Collegiate Dean of Christ Church in the University of Oxford.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That it be referred to the Committee for the regulating the Universities, to see this Vote put in Execution, accordingly.
The House, according to former Order, adjourned itself to Tuesday Morning next, at Eight of Clock.