Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Thursday, August the 11th, 1659.
Leave of Absence.
ORDERED, That Colonel Birch, a Member of this House, have Leave to go into the Country.
The humble Petition of Roger Layton, of Richmond in the County of Surrey, was this Day read.
Resolved, That Luke Crompton, who was condemned at the Assizes at Kingston in the County of Surrey, the Oneand-twentieth of July 1659, for Burglary, shall be, and is hereby pardoned; and that Mr. Speaker do sign a Docket, for passing the said Pardon under the Great Seal: And that the Commissioners for the Great Seal do pass the said Pardon under the Great Seal, accordingly.
The humble Petition of the Aldermen and Comburgesses of the Borough of Stamford in the County of Lyncolne was this Day read.
Resolved, That Anne Wray, alias Johnson, convicted at the Sessions, and Gaol-Delivery, held for the Borough of Stamford in the County of Lyncolne, for stealing Monies in a Bag, who had Judgment of Death, shall be, and is hereby pardoned; and that Mr. Speaker do sign a Docket, for passing the said Pardon under the Great Seal: And that the Commissioners for the Great Seal do pass the said Pardon under the Great Seal of England, accordingly.
Sir A. Dick.
Sir James Harrington reports, the humble Petition of the sole Son and Surety, Executor, and general Successor of the late Sir Wm. Dick, in Scotland, Knight, with their numerous, distressed, and dispersed poor Families for the Commonwealth, was this Day read.
The humble Petition of Christian English, the distressed Widow of Robert English of London, Merchant, and a free Denizen of England, late deceased, was this Day read.
Ordered, That the Pension of Five Pounds a Week, formerly granted to Sir Andrew Dick, be continued unto him, and paid to him, or his Assigns, during the Pleasure of the Parliament, out of the Publick Exchequer: And that the Arrears, due from the Seventh Day of May last, be forthwith paid.
Ordered, That the Petitions of the sole Son and Executor of Sir Wm. Dick Knight, deceased; and of Christian English, the distressed Widow of Robert English, of London, Merchant, deceased; be referred to a Committee; to examine the Matter of Fact; and state it; and report it to this House forthwith; viz. Alderman Pennington, Major Salwey, Sir Henry Mildmay, Sir Jam. Harrington, Colonel Lister, Lord Whitlock, Lord Lisle, Mr. Robert Goodwin, Mr. Millington, Mr. Wallop, Sir Wm. Strickland, Mr. Smith, Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. West, Mr. Meyne, Colonel Hutchinson, Mr. Leman, Colonel Bingham, Mr. Robert Cecil, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Colonel Harvey, Mr. Gurdon, Sir Wm. Brereton, Lord ChiefJustice St. John; or any Five: And are to meet in the Duchy Court, To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Two of the Clock.
Ordered, That a Protection be, and is hereby, granted unto Sir Andrew Dick, for the Space of Six Months, to follow his Business; and that Mr. Speaker do sign a Protection accordingly.
Ordered, That the Pension of Three Pounds a Week, granted unto Christian English, be, and is hereby, continued and paid unto the said Christian English, or her Assigns, during the Pleasure of the Parliament out of the Publick Exchequer; and that the Arrears thereof, due since the Seventh of May 1659, be forthwith paid unto her.
Ordered, That the Commissions granted to Commission-Officers of the Militia, for the several Counties of this Commonwealth, who cannot attend to receive them in usual Form, be, after they are approved of by this House, and Mr. Speaker hath signed the same, delivered unto the said Commission-Officers, by the Commissioners for the Militia in the respective Counties, upon their taking the Engagement: Which the Commissioners are to see done; and to certify the same to the Parliament, or Council of State.
A List of Names of the Officers of the Militia-Regiment of Foot, for the City and County of the City of Gloucester, was this Day read; and the said CommissionOfficers, upon the Question, approved of; viz.
Tho. Pury junior, Colonel; John Mathewes, CaptainLieutenant; Edward Charlton, Ensign.
Dennis Wise, Lieutenant-Colonel; Wm. Wheeler, Lieutenant; Wm. Barnsdale, Ensign.
Wm. Clarke, Major; Robert Perry, Lieutenant; Arthur Barret, Ensign.
John Singleton, Captain; Nicholas Perry, Lieutenant; John Smalewood, Ensign.
Robert Hill, Captain; John Shippon, Lieutenant; Tho. Heming, Ensign.
Godfrey Ellis, Captain; Robert Harmier, Lieutenant; John Barnard, Ensign.
Robert Elmis, Captain; Tho. Barnes, Lieutenant; James Phillips, Ensign.
John Dunne, Captain; Tho. Cole, Lieutenant; John Bradford, Ensign.
Ordered, That Commissions be granted to the said Commission Officers, accordingly.
A List of some Commission-Officers of the Foot-Regiments of the Militia-Forces of the City of London was read; and, upon the Question, approved; viz.
In the Regiment of Colonel Jo. Owen;
Robert Reeve, Lieutenant; Wm. Webb, Ensign to Captain Richard Boult.
In the Regiment of Colonel John Fenton;
Wm. Cooper, Lieutenant; Albertus Aldworth, Ensign to Captain Jo. Milles.
In the Regiment of Colonel John Mew;
Roger Newman, Lieutenant; John Sheeres, Ensign to Captain Hen. Fendall.
The Names of Commission-Officers, mentioned in a Letter from the Commissioners of the Militia in the City of Canterbury, and County of the same, dated the Ninth Day of August 1659, were read, and approved; viz.
John Lade, Alderman, to be Captain of One Company of Foot-Soldiers; John Duckenson, Gentleman, to be Lieutenant; Joseph Colfe, Gentleman, to be Ensign. And it is
Ordered, That Commissions be granted to them, accordingly.
A List of Names of Commission-Officers for the Militia for the County of Middlesex, was read; and all appoved, except Colonel John Barkstead.
The List is as followeth; viz.
Sir James Harrington, Colonel; George Paine, Lieutenant-Colonel; John Nicholl, Major.
Henry Arundell, Richard Owen, Joshua Foxley, Edward Nicholl, John Atlee, Jo. Haley, Isaack Needham, Captains.
John Redding, Captain-Lieutenant to Sir James Harrington.
Colonel Barkstead to be Captain of a Troop of Horse.
Wm. Ninn to be Lieutenant of the Horse.
The Question being put, That Colonel Barkstead be Captain of a Troop of Horse;
It passed with the Negative.
Ordered, That, as to the said Colonel Barkstead, this List be re-committed.
A List of Names of Commission-Officers, for the Militia-Forces in the Town and County of Newcastle upon Tine, was read and approved; viz.
Alderman Wm. Johnson, Colonel; Fra. Jenkinson, Lieutenant; Nich. Fenwick, Ensign-For a FootCompany.
Alderman Robert Johnson, Captain; Henry Thompson, Lieutenant; Wm. London, Cornet-For the Troop of Horse.
Alderman Peter Sanderson, Captain; Wm. Cutter, Lieutenant; James Turner, Ensign-for a Foot Company.
Alderman Ambrose Barnes, Captain; John Bowes, Lieutenant; Henry Slinger, Ensign-For a Foot Company.
George Thursby, Captain; Samuel Powell, Lieutenant; John Thompson, Ensign-For a Foot-Company.
A List of the Names of Commission-Officers, for the County of Dorset, was read: and, upon the Question, approved; viz.
John Bingham, Colonel; Wm, Culliford, his CaptainLieutenant; Wm. Collins, of Whiteway, his Ensign.
Edward Thornhull, his Lieutenant-Colonel; Tho. Samson, his Lieutenant; James Mew, junior, his Ensign.
Barret Lacy, Major; Joseph Mitchell, his Lieutenant; Stephen Bedford, his Ensign.
John Lea junior, Captain; John Smith, his Lieutenant; John Holesworth, his Ensign.
Wm. Hussey, of Motcomb, Captain; George Harris, his Lieutenant; Joseph Biles, his Ensign.
Geo. Play, Captain for the Company in Weymouth and Melcombe; Geo. Pinson, his Lieutenant; Wm. Bond, his Ensign.
Robert Burridge, Captain for the Company in Lynne; Francis Wells, his Lieutenant; John Hackwood, his Ensign.
Robert Pelham, Captain of Horse; Richard Waddon, his Lieutenant; Tho. Bedford, his Cornet; Samuell Perham, his Quarter-master.
James Dewey, Captain of Horse; Jam. Baker, his Lieutenant; Jeremiah Potticary, his Cornet; Robert Williams, his Quarter-master.
John Chafin, Captain of Dragoons; John Pitman, his Lieutenant: John Chafin junior, his Cornet; John Saunders, his Quarter-master.
John Trottle, John Dupereror, Chaplains to the Militia.
Ordered, That Commissions be made out, for the respective Officers aforesaid.
Colonel Downes reports, from the Committee of Inspections, The State of the Matter of Fact, touching the Monies due from Alderman Pack, and the rest of the Commissioners of the Customs; and how the same may be forthwith paid in.
Ordered, That it be referred back to the said Committee, briefly to state the Matter of Fact; and report the same, with their Opinion thereof, to this House, To-morrow Morning.
Mr. West reports Amendments to the Bill for bringing in Second Moieties: Which were twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.
Mr. Nevill offered a Proviso to be Part of this Bill, in these Words; viz.
"Provided always, and be it Enacted, That this Act, or any thing therein contained, shall not extend to the Compelling of any Purchasers of any Part of the Lord Craven's Estate whatsoever, to pay in any Part of their Purchase Money, yet unpaid; but the same be, and are hereby, respited in the Hands of the respective Purchasers, until the Parliament shall declare the further Pleasure concerning the same, upon hearing the Lord Craven's Case:"
Which was read.
The humble Petition of Wm. Lord Craven was this Day read.
The Question being put, That the said Proviso be read the Second time;
It passed with the Negative.
Resolved, That this Bill be ingrossed.
Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee, to consider, What Part of the Estate late the Lord Craven's is not yet actually sold; that out of the same, some Provision may be made, for a comfortable Subsistence for him; and report their Opinion therein to the House: Viz. unto Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Strickland, Mr. Robert Goodwin, Major Salwey, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Nevill, Colonel Rich, Sir Wm. Strickland, Colonel Harvey, Sir James Harrington, Mr. Garland, Colonel White, Mr. Ralegh, Sir Wm. Brereton, Mr. Darley, Colonel Wauton, Mr. Jo. Goodwyn, Colonel Waite, Mr. Skynner, Mr. Weaver, Colonel Bennet; or any Five of them: And are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Court of Wards.