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 15th of June, 1657.
A BILL, intituled, An Act for Confirmation of several Acts and Ordinances made since the Twentieth of April 1653, was this Day read the First time; and ordered to be read the Second time Tomorrow Morning.
Petition and Advice.
Ordered, That the Clause in this additional and explanatory Petition and Advice, concerning the Protestants in Munster, be committed to Mr. Secretary, Colonel Clerk, Colonel Zanchy, Colonel John Jones, Colonel Cooper, Major Morgan, Major-General Whalley, General Disbrow, Alderman Tigh, Mr. Lloyd, Colonel Sidenham, to withdraw presently; and to bring it in, sitting the House.
Ordered, That this Clause touching the Excluding of Persons of Scotland, be also committed to the same Committee: And that Major-General Haynes, Mr. Lockhart, Sir James Macdowell, Colonel Cooper, Mr. Smyth, Mr. Stewart, Major-General Goff, Major-General Lilborne, Major-General Bridges, Major-General Kelsey, be added to this Committee.
Places of Trust.
A Bill for better choosing of Persons into Places of Trust, was this Day read the Second time; and committed to Mr. Godfrey, Master of the Rolls, Mr. West, Mr. Secretary, Mr. Burton, Mr. Audley, Colonel Clerk, General Disbrow, Sir Tho. Wroth, Lord Strickland, Mr. Bampfeild, Lieutenant of the Tower, Mr. Downing, Alderman Foote, Sir Christofer Pack, Mr. Dunch, Sir Wm. Roberts, Mr. Lloyd, Mr. Nath. Bacon, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Lawrence, Colonel Chadwick, Mr. Vincent, Colonel Edwards, Mr. Grove, Captain Hatsell, Major-General Lilburne, Sir Rich. Onsloe, Mr. Poole, Mr. Goodwin, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Mr. Lister, Mr. Fowell, Colonel Chapcott, Alderman Gildart, Sir William Strickland: To meet To-morrow Morning, at Seven of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Petition and Advice.
Colonel Clerk reports from the Committee appointed to withdraw, an Amendment to the additional and explanatory Petition and Advice; being a Clause to be inserted, instead of the Clause therein, touching the Proviso in the Fourth Article: Which was read.
Colonel Sidenham reports from the same Committee, a Clause, instead of the First Clause in the said additional and explanatory Petition and Advice: Which was read: And there being an Amendment offered to this Amendment, in these Words; viz. "or in any other Places of Publick Trust, relating unto the Fourth and Thirteenth Article of the Petition and Advice:"
|Mr. Maidston,||Tellers for the Noes:||42.|
|Captain Blackwell,||With the Noes,|
|Captain Baines,||Tellers for the Yeas:||50.|
|Colonel Winthrop,||With the Yeas,|
Resolved, That these Words be added to this Amendment; viz. "or in any other Places of publick Trust, relating unto the Fourth and Thirteenth Article of the Petition and Advice:" And the Amendment, reported with that Addition, was, upon the Question, agreed: And all the rest of the Petition passed by Parts.
Resolved, That it be offered to his Highness, as the Desire of the Parliament, that his Highness, and the Council, will take into Consideration the Business of Major Walters, that some effectual Course for his Relief be forthwith taken.
Earls Calender and Cranston.
Resolved, That this Bill, thus amended, shall be committed to Lord Tweddale, Lord Strickland, Mr. Stuart, General Disbrow, Colonel Purefoy, Colonel Gorge, Lord Deputy Fleetwood, Sir James Mackdowell, Mr. Burton, Colonel Beomond, Mr. Goodwyn, Major-General Whalley, Dr. Clerges, Commissary Lockart, Mr. Smyth, Colonel Shapcott, Mr. Poole, Mr. Attorney-General, Mr. Moody, Mr. Bodurday, Mr. Carey, Mr. Disbrow, Sir Thomas Pryde: This Committee are to meet To-morrow Morning, at Seven of Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
House to sit.
Sir W. Dick's Children.
Ordered, That the distressed Condition of Sir Wm. Dick's Children and Creditors be referred to Colonel Shapcott, Mr. Smith, Mr. Lawrence, and Mr. Gorges; to offer to the House some Expedient for some Relief to them, until the Parliament meet again.
Bill of Indemnity.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Grand Committee, for the Bills of Assessments, for the Shortening of the same, if they find it expedient to have reference to the last Act for the Three Months Assessments, as well for the Powers, as for the Commissioners: With Power to add some more Commissioners for the County of Wiltes.
Probate of Wills.
Upon Information this Day made unto the Parliament, That, since the Beginning of this present Parliament, one Edward Dowdall and Amy his Wife, as Administrators of John Dowde, deceased, have obtained out of the Chancery in Ireland an Extent upon a Statute-Staple, pretended to have been acknowledged, in the Year 1626, by Edward Jans unto the said John Dowde, for Payment of Two thousand Pounds: Whereupon the Sheriff of the County of West-Meath hath extended the Site, Ambite, and Precinct of the Abbey and Monastery of Multifernon, with a Mill, and certain Parks of Meadow and Pasture, being the Possessions of Colonel John Clerk, a Member of this present Parliament, and in the Possession of his Under-Tenants, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament, the Parliament doth declare, That all Proceedings in Ireland upon the said Statute-Staple, since the Seventeenth of September 1656, as against the said Colonel John Clerk, or any Lands or Estates belonging unto him in the Tenure or Possession of his Under-Tenants, are null and void; and doth order, That the same be vacated: And it is also ordered, That the Lord Chancellor of Ireland be, and is hereby authorized and required to cause the same to be vacated; and also to issue forth a Writ of Restitution, or take such other Course as he shall think fit, to restore the said Colonel John Clerk, and his UnderTenants, to such Possession of the Premises, as he or they had and held on the 17th Day of September last.