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 13th of February, 1656.
Colonel Mathews reports Amendments to the Bill for Disappropriating of the Rectory appropriate of Preston in the County of Suffolk, and for the Uniting and Consolidating of the said Rectory, and of the Vicarage of the Church of Preston aforesaid: Which were twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.
Petition from Nottingham, &c.
It being affirmed by divers Members, That Mr. James Chadwick, a Member of this House, against whom the Petition is exhibited, was present when the Petition was ordered to be read this Day, and manifested his Desire it might be committed;
Ordered, That this Petition be referred to a Committee, to examine the Particulars in the Petition; and report the Matter of Fact, with their Opinion, to the House: Viz. to Sir Rich. Onsloe, Major Beake, Mr. Fowell, Sir Sam. Sleigh, Mr. Bennett, Mr. Robinson, Attorney of the Duchy, Mr. Stephens, Mr. Bond, Colonel Mathews, Mr. Cludd, Mr. Roll, Colonel Rous, Colonel Purefoy, Sir John Reynolds, Mr. Standish, Mr. Holland, Mr. West, Alderman Drury, Sir Christofer Pack, Mr. Aston, Colonel Ireland, Major Porter, Alderman Foot, Mr. Poole, Colonel Edwards, Mr. Hampden, Colonel Beamont, Colonel Castle, Colonel Talbett, Mr. Trenchard, Major Wagstaff, Mr. Bisco, Sir Wm. Strickland, Major-General Whalley, Major-General Goff, Colonel Zanchy, Master of the Rolls, Colonel Markham, Mr. Lawrence, Mr. Nest, Mr. Grove, Mr. Bampfeild: And are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: With Power to send for Persons, Papers, Records, and Letters Patents.
Sequestered Parsonages, &c.
Mr. Bedford reports Amendments to the Bill for quiet Enjoying of sequestered Parsonages and Vicarages by the present Incumbent: Which were twice read; and the said Amendments being severally put to the Question, were all severally agreed unto.
Probate of Wills.
Mr. Downing reports from the Committee, as the Opinion of that Committee, That there be a Fine imposed for every Building which hath been erected and continued since the Day of, upon a new Foundation, in the Suburbs of the City of London, and within Ten Miles of the said City of London, not having Four Acres of Ground thereunto belonging.
Resolved, That the House doth agree with the Committee that there be a Fine imposed for every Building which hath been erected and continued since the 24th Day of March 1620, upon a new Foundation, in the Suburbs of the City of London, and within Ten Miles thereof.
The Question being propounded, That it . . referred to a Committee, to prepare a Bill upon these Votes; and to take Care therein, how these Persons who shall pay these Fines, may be discharged from other Penalties of the Law;
Resolved, That it be referred to a Committee, to prepare a Bill upon these Votes; and to take Care therein, how these Persons who shall pay these Fines, may be discharged from other Penalties of the Law: And that there be a Clause in this Bill, prohibiting Buildings for the future, under severer Penalties: Viz. to Mr. Robinson, Mr. Carew, Mr. Bodurda, Mr. Crook, Mr. Bampfeild, Sir Christofer Pack, Mr. Fowell, Mr. Lechmere, Mr. Downing, Sir Rich. Onsloe, Alderman Foote, Mr. Lloyd, Colonel Clerk, Attorney-General, Recorder of London, Sir John Reynolds, Mr. Noell, Mr. Holland, or any Three of them: And are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Duchy-Chamber.
Resolved, That it be referred to the same Committee, to consider, and examine, What Monies are due upon the Subscriptions for Adventurers for Ireland; and to report the same to the House: With Power to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.