Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
This free content was digitised by double rekeying. All rights reserved.
Thursday, the 21st of July, 1659. In the Afternoon
WHEREAS John Bradshawe, one of the Commissioners for Custody of the Great Seal, is appointed to attend this House To-morrow Morning, to take his Oath as one of the Commissioners for Custody of the said Great Seal: It is
Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to view the Names of the Commissioners in this Act; and strike out the Names of such of them as they shall think fit, according to the Debate and Sense of the House, as it is now declared: Viz. Sir Arthur Hesilrig, Colonel Rich, Major Salwey, Mr. Robinson, Colonel Martyn, Colonel Morley, Lord St. John, Colonel Downes, Mr. Lister, Sir Henry Mildmay; or any Three of them: To meet To-morrow Morning, at Seven a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Resolved, That Colonel Phillip Twisleton, Mathias Browne of Horblin, Phillip Eyton of Great Hayle, John Gardner of Sleeford, Wm. Yorke of Burton, Wm. Browne of Hickington, be added Commissioners for the Militia in the County of Lyncolne.
Resolved, That Wm. Lord Viscount Munson, Adam Baynes, Robert Pargiter, Anthony Shugborough, Thomas Bletsoe, Robert Andrewes, Thomas Elmes of Warmington, Brian Johnson, Robert Maunsell, Arthur Hesilrig, George Clarke, George Needham, Esquires, Twyford Worthington, Gentleman, and Francis Harvey Esquire, be added to the Commissioners of the Militia for the County of Northampton.
Resolved, That John Lisle Esquire, Sir John Dingley, John Richards Esquire, Robert Ditlington, Wm. Bowerman Esquire, Richard Lucy Esquire, George Searle Gentleman, Captain Newman, Captain Legg of Stenbury, be added Commissioners for the Isle of Wight.
An enacting Clause was tendered to this Act; "That if any Person or Persons charged by this Act, shall not have sufficient Goods or Chattels, whereby he or they may be distrained for to perform the Order of the Commissioners; that then his or their Tenant or Tenants shall be, and are hereby required, upon the like Penalty, to perform the said Order: And, for so doing, he or they shall and may defalk out of the Rent or Rents of his or their Landlord or Landlords, what shall be imposed; and shall be saved harmless and indemnified by this Act for so doing: Which was read the First and Second time.