House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 28 November 1656

Pages 460-461

Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Friday, the 28th of November, 1656.

Whalley's &c. Estate.

A BILL for settling Henry Whalley Esquire, and Erasmus Smith, of London, Merchant, in their Lands in Ireland, fallen to them, by Lot, as Adventurers, was this Day read the First time; and ordered to be read the Second time on Monday Morning next.

Isle of Elie.

A Bill of Grant and Confirmation of Liberties and Privileges within the Isle of Elie, in the County of Cambridge, was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to Mr. Secretary, Colonel Clerk, Mr. Carey, Colonel Rous, Mr. Bedford, Colonel Cock, Colonel Twisleton, Mr. Fowell, Major-General Whaley, Attorney of the Duchy, Major Audley, Colonel Jones, MajorGeneral Haines, Captain Hatsell, Major-General Packer, Colonel Purefoy, Major-General Lilburne, Captain Blackwell, Mr. Downing, Mr. Aldworth, Lord Lambert, Colonel Castle, Mr. Stanley: To meet To-morrow in the Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the DuchyChamber.

Small Debts.

Ordered, That the Amendments to the Bill for small Debts be reported on Wednesday next.

Sequestered Parsonages, &c.

Mr. Bedford reports, Amendments to the Bill for the quiet Enjoying of sequestered Parsonages and Vicarages by the present Incumbent: Which were twice read.

The Question being propounded, Whether the Words "or otherwise" do stand in the Bill, next after "Delinquency of the Incumbent;"

And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;

It passed in the Affirmative.

And the main Question being now put;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Colonel Jones, Tellers for the Yeas: 68.
Major-General Whaley, With the Yeas,
Lord President, Tellers for the Noes: 108.
Major-General Howard, With the Noes,

So it passed in the Negative.

Ordered, That this Bill be re-committed; and to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Alehouses, &c.

Ordered, That the Committee for Alehouses do meet in the Room for the Committee of the Army.


Ordered, That the Bill about Recusants be read Tomorrow Morning, the first Business.

Northern Borders.

Ordered, That the Bill against Thefts in Northumberland be read To-morrow Morning.


Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to prepare and bring in a Bill to prevent the Election of Delinquents, and ill-affected Persons, to Places of Trust or Power in Corporations; and also to displace such Persons out of such Places.

Ordered, That the Committee do, in this Bill, provide for the preventing Men of scandalous Lives and Conversations to be elected Officers in Places of Trust or Power in Corporations; and also to displace such Persons out of such Places: Lord Lambert, Major-General Boteler, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Bampfeild, Mr. Bedford, Mr. Clark, Colonel Purefoy, Mr. Hatsell, Mr. Cary, Sir Wm. Strickland, Alderman Geldar, Mr. Crofts, Major-General Whaley, Mr. Butler, Mr. Ramsey, Major-General Kelsey: To meet To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Observation of Sunday.

Ordered, That the Bill touching the Sabbath be read on Wednesday next.


Ordered, That the Committee for Wales do sit on Saturday next.

Rygate Writ.

John Goodwin Esquire, being elected and returned to serve for East Greensteed in the County of Sussex, and for Rygate in Surrey, chuseth to serve for East Greensteed; and waves his Election for Rigate.

Ordered, That a new Writ issue forth for electing of another Burgess to serve for Rigate.


The House being informed, That Wm. Chitmill, who served a Subpæna upon Mr. Aston, a Member of this House, was at the Door;

He was called in; and saith, He served a Subpæna upon Mr. Aston: Did not know he was a Member of Parliament: He had the Subpæna from William Morgan: Had Eighteen-pence for serving it: Who, after he was told what Mr. Aston said, did say, He would save Chitmill harmless.


Resolved, That William Morgan be apprehended by the Serjeant at Arms, as a Delinquent; and brought to answer his Contempt, in causing Mr. Aston to be served with a Subpæna.