Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Wednesday, the 29th of October, 1656.
A BILL enabling Judith Terry, and Elizabeth Terry, Daughters of Thomas Terry Esquire, to join with their Father, in making Leases of Twenty-one Years of Copyhold-Lands held of the Manor of Stoak-Newington in the County of Middlesex, was this Day read the First time.
A Bill for taking away of Purveyance, and Composition of Purveyance, was this Day read the First time; and ordered to be read the Second time, on Friday Morning next.
Mr. Downing reports from the Committee for Trade A Bill for the Exportation of several Commodities of the Breed, Growth, and Manufacture of this Nation: Which was this Day read the First time; and, upon the Question, ordered to be read the Second time, on Monday Morning next.
Creditors and Prisoners.
Mr. Gyles reports, A Bill for Relief of Creditors and poor Prisoners for Debt: Which was this Day read the First time; and, upon the Question, rejected.
Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to prepare a Bill to compel those that are of Ability, and are or shall be in Prison, to pay their Debts; and also for Relief of such as are or shall be in Prison, and not able to pay their Debts.
Ordered, That it be referred to the same Committee who brought in the former Bill; and that Colonel Grosvenor, Sir John Hobert, Mr. Bond, Lord Commissioner Whitclock, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Mr. Solicitor-General, Mr. Attorney-General, Mr. Robinson, Major-General Whaley, Judge Advocate Whaley, Mr. Smyth, Sir Richard Onslow, Mr. Winthop, Mr. Pytts, Mr. Thomas, Mr. Hall, Sir John Trevor, Major-General Berry, Mr. Hoskins, Major Aston, Mr. Ludlow, Mr. Crook, Mr. Westlake, Lord Strickland, Colonel Hewson, Lord Broghill, Colonel Castle, Colonel Jones, Mr. Pedley, Mr. Fowell, Major-General Skippon, Mr. Briscoe, Mr. Fitch, Colonel Wilton, be added to this Committee: To meet on Tuesday next, at Two of Clock in the Afternoon, in the Duchy-Chamber.
Court of Wards.
A Bill for taking away the Court of Wards and Liveries was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed: Viz. to Lord Commissioner Whitelock, Mr. Solicitor-General, Lord Cockeram, Mr. Crook, Mr. Young, Lord Broghill, Mr. Pytts, Mr. Robinson, Lord Cleypoole, Major-General Packer, Major-General Berry, Mr. Deane, Mr. Hoskins, Mr. Brisco, Mr. Porter, Colonel Phil. Jones, Colonel Shapcott, Sir James Mackdowell, Mr. Halsey, Lord Eure, Colonel Welden, Mr. Bisee, Sir Sam. Sleigh, Mr. Wakering, Mr. Smyth, Major Owen, Colonel Cock, Mr. Bampfeild, Colonel Wilton, Judge Advocate Whaley, Sir Wm. Strickland, Mr. Downing, Colonel Shuttleworth, Colonel John Jones, Colonel Castle, Major Morgan, Mr. Lister, Mr. Aldworth, Colonel Rous, Sir Richard Onslow, Colonel Hewson, Mr. Pickering, Colonel Lassels, Lord Strickland, Colonel Salmon, Lord Chief Justice Glyn: And are to meet on Monday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Inner Court of Wards.
Ordered, That the same Committee be enjoined to bring in a Bill for taking away of Wardship and Tenures in Ireland.
Ordered, That the same Committee be enjoined to bring in a Bill for taking away Wardships and Tenures in Scotland.
The House being acquainted, That George Hill the Attorney, that caused Mr. Throckmorton to be arrested, was at the Door; he was brought in to the Bar:
And being demanded, What his Name was; answered, George Hill: Being demanded, Whether he gave Warrant for arresting Mr. Throckmorton; answered, He did: And that, being an Attorney, he was retained by Nicholas Pitt, for whom the Bond was taken, in James his Name: Before the Writ went out of his Hands, he acquainted Mr. Throckmorton with it; who promised to appear, but afterwards denied: Saith, Then he delivered the Writ to the Bailiff, about 22 or 23 of August: Did not then know he was chosen a Member of Parliament: But after he was arrested, and since the Vote for his Privilege, he hath tendered him the Bail-Bond: And, after the Arrest, he confessed, he gave Money to the Bailiffs for arresting him: Whereupon he was commanded to withdraw; and both Hill, and Raby the Bailiff, ordered to attend on Friday Morning.
The House adjourned itself to Friday Morning next, Eight of Clock.