Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Monday, the 29th of August, 1653.
A LETTER from Thomas Deykin, Mayor of Walsall, and John Saunsome Justice, dated the 27th of August 1653, was this Day read.
Another Letter from Robert Ducie Sheriff of Stafford, dated the 27th of August 1653, was this Day read.
Ordered, That this Business be referred to the Council of State, to examine the Business, and to send for the Ringleaders in this Riot; and to take Care for the Preservation of the Peace of that Place, and of the Commonwealth.
Isle of Guernsey.
Colonel Sidenham reports from the Council of State, That the Council having taken into Consideration the present State and Constitution of the Government of the Isle of Guernsey; and what is fit to be done, in order to the Continuing of the Peace of that Place; and the equal and speedy Distribution of Justice therein; do humbly offer to the Consideration of the Parliament, that the Jurates of that Island, being Twelve in Number, may, by Turns, execute the Place and Office of Bailiff of that Island; and that each of them, in his Course, may hold the said Office for the Term of One Month, and no longer: And for that there are Five of the present Jurates of the said Island, who, by reason of their great Age and Infirmity of Body, are disabled from serving in their Places; viz. Mr. James Guille, Mr. Blundell, Mr. Brauhaud, Mr. Thomas Carey, and Mr. Brauhaud; that it be humbly offered to the Parliament, That the said Persons beforenamed may be dispensed with from being any longer Jurates; and that the States of the Island be required to proceed to the Election of Five other fit Persons to be Jurates in their steads; the Council being informed, that the Choice of the Jurates hath been, by antient Privilege, in the States of that Island.
All which the Council submits to the Parliament's Determination.
Ordered, by the Parliament, That the Jurates of the Island of Guernsey, being Twelve in Number, do, by Turns, execute the Place and Office of Bailiff of that Island: And that each of them, in his Course, do hold the said Office for the Term of One Month, and no longer: And that the present Bailiff, Peter Beauveyer Esquire, do begin the first Month, to commence the First of October next; and after that, the Jurates do take their Turns, according to their Seniorities. And for that there are Five of the present Jurates of the said Island, who, by reason of their great Age, and Infirmity of Body, are disabled from serving in their Places; viz. Mr. James Guille, Mr. Blundell, Mr. Braudhaud, Mr. Thomas Carey, and Mr. Braudhaud; It is also Ordered, by the Parliament, That the said Mr. James Guille, Mr. Blundell, Mr. Braudhaud, Mr. Thomas Carey, and Mr. Braudhaud, be dispensed with from being any longer Jurates, in respect of their great Age, and Infirmity of Body: And that the States of the Island be required to proceed in the Election of Five other fit Persons to be Jurates in their Steads.
Isle of Jersey.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State, to consider of the Government of Jersey; and to report the same to the House, with Speed.
Captain Stone reports from the Committee for Inspection of the Treasuries, A Bill for the more speedy and effectual bringing in the Arrears of the Excise: Which was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to Mr. Sadler, Captain Stone, Mr. Moyer, Sir Wm. Roberts, Colonel Blunt, or any Three of them, to withdraw, and bring it in forthwith.
Ld. St. John's Estate.
Colonel Rous reports from the Committee of Petitions;
UPON reading the Petition of Charles Lord St. John, Son and Heir of John Marquis of Winchester; alleging, That his Claim to divers Manors and Lands in the Counties of Dorsett, Devon, and Cornwall, after the Death of his Father, being adjudged against him by the Committee for removing Obstructions, without hearing his Council, or any on his Behalf; he petitioned the late Parliament. Who thereupon ordered the said Committee to state Matter of Fact: Which they did: But that Parliament being dissolved, the said Report remains with the Committee for Obstructions, who, as this Committee is informed, have adjourned until the latter End of October; and there being an Act to pass for the Sequestration of such as have not paid in their Second Moiety, both the Petitioner and the Purchasers of the said Estate, or any Part thereof, may suffer much Prejudice: It is therefore Ordered, That the House may be moved, before the Passing the said Act, to make a Provision, that it may not extend to the Petitioner's Case, until the said Report be made; that so neither Lieutenant General Fleetwood, nor Colonel Cooke, who are Purchasers, nor yet the Petitioner, may suffer Prejudice by the said Committees Adjournment.
Resolved, That the Parliament doth agree with the Committee in this Report.
He likewise reports the Petition of Thomas Smythby, Esquire: Which was this Day read.
He also reports, The humble Petition of Thomas Westrop Esquire: Which was this Day read.
E. of Worcester.
He likewise reports, The most humble Petition of Edward Sommerset Earl of Worcester, now Prisoner in the Tower: As also, The humble Petition of Margaret Countess of Worcester: Which were both this Day read.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That it be referred back to the same Committee, to require the said Earl to explain those Words in his Petition; viz. " with Encouragement from Persons then at the Helm, came into England;" and report the same to the House.
The House took up the former Debate upon the Petition of the Purchasers of the Estate of Sir John Stowell.
The humble Petition and Representation of the Trustees for Sale of Lands and Estates forfeited to the Commonwealth for Treason, was this Day read.
Resolved, That this Petition of the Purchasers of Sir John Stowell's Estate be referred back to the same Committee, to consider what is fit to be done for Relief of the Petitioners; and report to the House with all Speed.
Mr. Sadler reports from the Committee appointed to withdraw, Amendments to the Bill for the more speedy and effectual bringing in the Arrears of the Excise: Which were twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed:
And, upon the Question, It was
Resolved, That this Bill be ingrossed, and brought in To-morrow Morning.