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 4th of February, 1651.
The Question being put, to agree to this Amendment; viz. " And be it further enacted, that all and every Person or Persons assuming to themselves the Stiles or Titles of Colonel, Lieutenant Colonel, or General Officer, under the Pretence of serving the late King, or any other, in the Wars against the Parliament; that all and every such Person or Persons, shall pay and forfeit for every such Offence, as in the Case of Baronets and Knights made null by this Act; And, for want of Ability to pay their Fines, to be made and stand committed for the Space of One Month, without Bail or Mainprize;"
|Sir Arthur Hesilrig,||Tellers for the Yeas:||42.|
|Sir Wm. Masham,||With the Yeas,|
|Sir Henry Mildmay,||Tellers for the Noes:||29.|
|Lord Grey,||With the Noes,|
A Clause was tendered to this Bill in these Words, " And be it further enacted, that all Dignities, and Titles of Honour, hereafter to be given or conferred on any Person or Persons within the Commonwealth of England, or any the Dominions or Territories thereof, by Charles Stuart, calling himself the King of Scotland; and all Grants and Patents, giving, granting, or conferring such Dignity, or Title of Honour, shall be, and are hereby declared to be, null and void: And the Person or Persons assuming to him or themselves the said Dignity, or Title of Honour, shall be subject to, and undergo, the respective Penalties aforesaid, in this Act mentioned:" Which was this Day read the First time; and, upon the Question, rejected.
A Proviso was tendered to this Act, in these Words; " Provided that this Act, or any thing therein contained, shall not extend, or be construed, to avoid or invalid any Fine, common Recovery, or Conveyance, acknowleged, suffered, or made, by or to any of the Persons aforesaid, by, with, or under, any Addition, Name or Title of Honour or Dignity taken away by this Act:" Which was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, rejected.