Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Saturday, the 9th of July, 1659.
Record to be returned.
WHEREAS the Record upon a Demurrer in the Cause wherein Thomas Wilson is Plaintiff, against Thomas Hickson Defendant, was by a Writ of Error, removed out of the Petty Bag into the Convention which sat in this House in the Year 1657, and remaineth now with the Clerk of the Parliament; so that the Plaintiff can have no Benefit of his Execution obtained against the Defendant, until the Record be sent back to the PettyBag; It is
Mr. Solicitor-General reports, from the Council of State, The Opinion of the Council, That the Parliament will be pleased to give Order, if they so think fit, for a Commission to Mr. Hugh Wyndham to be one of the Justices of the Common-Pleas:
That, if the Parliament shall think fit, John Farewell, of the Inner-Temple, Esquire, be appointed one of the Judges for the Norfolk Circuit, this next Assizes; and that, in order thereunto, the Parliament will please to make him a Serjeant at Law:
That Sir Thomas Widdrington may ride the Circuit about London, alone: And that the like Provision be made in the Commissions of Oyer and Terminer, &c. for that Circuit, for his Assistance, as is usual in like Cases.
Resolved, That Sir Thomas Widdrington do ride the Circuit about London, alone: And that the like Provision be made in the Commissions of Oyer and Terminer, &c. in that Circuit, for his Assistance, as is usual in like Cases.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to preserve the Peace in the Forest of Deane, in the Counties of Gloucester and Hereford; and to preserve the Woods in the said Forests of Deane, as they were inclosed the Seventh of May last.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Forests, to proceed to hear the Business upon the Petition of the Commoners, &c. and other the Inhabitants of the Forest of Deane, formerly referred to them: With Power to examine Witnesses, upon Oath, in the said Business: And that Major Salwey, Colonel Bennet, Colonel Thompson, Mr. Robinson, Sir Wm. Strickland, Sir John Bourchier, Sir Arthur Hesilrig, Mr. Fagg, Colonel Morley, Sir Henry Mildmay, Colonel Lister, Lord ChiefBaron Wild, be added to that Committee.
Ordered, That the Names of the Commissioners for the Militia of the City of London be forthwith written out by the Clerk, and delivered by him unto Major-General Skippon: Who is forthwith to repair to the Lord Mayor of London; and desire him to summon the Commissioners for the Militia there to meet this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock.
That the former Life-Guard be reduced to One hundred and Twenty, besides Officers; and be continued as a Troop of Horse, for a Guard to the Parliament, Sitting the Parliament; and, in the Intervals of Parliament, to the Council of State, at the Pay of Three Shillings per diem to each.
Isle of Ely Oyer and Terminer.
An additional Act for the Militia of the City of Westminster, and Liberties thereof, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Lord Chief-Justice St. John, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Lord Whitlock, Major Lister, Sir James Harrington, Sir Arthur Hesilrig, Sir Henry Mildmay, Mr. Garland, Mr. Weaver, or any Three of them: And are to meet in the Speaker's Chamber, at Three of the Clock.
Saturday, July the 9th, 1659, In the Afternoon
ORDERED, That the Committee for Adventurers for Lands in Ireland be revived; and meet in the Duchy-Court on Monday in the Afternoon, at Two of the Clock: And that Mr. Garland be added to that Committee.
Loans at WeaversHall.
The House this Day proceeded upon the List formerly reported, for Colonel Rich to be Colonel of a Regiment of Horse: And of the Names of Persons to be Commission-Officers in the said Regiment: Which List is as followeth; viz.
The House also proceeded upon another List, formerly reported; wherein Colonel Saunders is named Colonel; and other Persons named Commission-Officers in the said Regiment: Which List is as followeth; viz.
And all the rest of the said Officers named in the said List (except Major Geo. Smithson, Lieutenant Wm. Wheatley, Cornet John Thirkett, and Quarter-master Thomas Harrison; who were formerly approved of to be Officers in Colonel Robert Lilburne's Regiment) being put to the Question, were agreed unto.
Tower Hamlets Militia.
Resolved, That Captain Richard Castle, Rowland Gethings Lieutenant, and John Symons Ensign, be Commission Officers for that Company of Foot now in the Garison of Tinby: And that they be put upon the Establishment.
They were called in: And coming to the Clerk's Table, in usual Manner, Mr. Speaker acquainted them with the great Trust the Parliament reposed in them; and that the Parliament did expect Faithfulness from them to the Parliament and Commonwealth of England: And thereupon delivered unto them their Commissions: Viz.
The House this Day proceeded upon a List, wherein Lieutenant-General Fleetwood is named Colonel and Captain; and upon the Names of Persons to be Commission-Officers in that Regiment: Which were read, and approved; Which List is as followeth; viz.
The House proceeded in a List, wherein Colonel Robert Swallowe is named Colonel; and upon the Names of the Persons nominated to be Commission-Officers in the said Regiment: Which were read; and, upon the Question, approved: Which List is as followeth; viz.
The House also proceeded in the List, wherein Sir Arthur Hesilrig is named Colonel of a Regiment; and upon the Persons named Commission-Officers in the said Regiment: Which were read; and, upon the Question, approved; viz.
The House proceeded upon the List of Commission-Officers for a Regiment of Foot, wherein Colonel Fitch, Lieutenant of the Tower, is a Captain: And every of the said Persons named in the said List, being severally put to the Question, were approved: Which List is as followeth; viz.
Lieutenant-General Ludlow, a Member of this House, coming from his Place to the Clerk's Table; Mr. Speaker there told him, That he knew the Trust and Confidence that this House reposed in him; and doubted not of his faithful Discharge of his Trust: And therewith delivered him a Commission to be Lieutenant-General and Commander in Chief of all the Forces in Ireland.
Sir Arthur Hesilrig reports, from the Commissioners for nominating Commission-Officers, a List for Colonel Kelsey to be Colonel of a Regiment; and the Names of Persons to be Commission-Officers in this Regiment: Which was read; viz.
Resolved, That, after Lieutenant-General Ludlow hath put the Affairs of the Army in Ireland in good Order, the said Lieutenant-General have Liberty to come over into England, and settle his private Affairs here.
Lodgers, &c in London.
Major Salway reports, from the Council of State, A Bill for Housholders in London, &c. to give an Account of Lodgers, Horses, and Arms: Which was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Mr. Scot, Major Salwey, Lord Lisle, Mr. Say, Colonel Martin, Mr. Oldsworth, Colonel Fleetwood, Mr. Skynner, Colonel Lister, Mr. West, Colonel Eyres, Mr. Harby, Colonel Waite, Mr. Nevill, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Gurdon, Lord Chief-Baron Wild, Mr. Brampton Gurdon, Sir Henry Mildmay, Mr. Garland, Colonel Birch; or any Five of them: And are to meet on Monday Morning, at Seven of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Delinquents, &c. in London.
Embassy from Portugal.
Letters of Credence for Francisco de Mello, Lord Ambassador Extraordinary from the King of Portugall; given at Lisbone, the 12th of June 1659; subscribed, "The Queen;" and directed, "To the Parliament of the Commonwealth of England; were this Day read.