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, August the 15th, 1659.
ORDERED, by the Parliament, That the Word "additional" be added, next before the Word "Act," in the Ninth Line, in the Act for bringing in the Second Moieties upon Sale of Lands and Estates forfeited to the Commonwealth for Treason.
Resolved, That Lieutenant-Colonel George Rugeley, Robert Atkin Mayor of Boston, Francis Saunderson, John Tilson, John Tooley, Johu Ellis of Boston, John Rugeley, George Wawen, Lieutenant Colonel Pepper, Mr. * Morris of Lesingham, Mr. Jekill of Telney, Duke Tomlyn Gentleman, and William Hobson Esquire, be added Commissioners for the Militia for the County of Lyncolne: And that they be, and are hereby, impowered and authorized to act as fully, to all Intents and Purposes, as if they had been named in the Act for settling the Militia in England and Wales; and as fully as any other Commissioners in the said Act named are thereby enabled and impowered to do.
Ordered, That Jacob Caley Gentleman, Manuell Sorrell Gentleman, John Hawes Esquire, Rodes Hayward, Wm. Greene of Ipswich, John Rivet Esquire, George Vertue, Anthony Burwood, Robert Goodwin Gentleman, Samuell Hasell, and Wm. Abbot of Sudbury, Gentleman, Edward Alston of Newton Gentleman, Francis Plumpstead Gentleman, John Cooke of Bury Gentleman, George Moody of Bury Gentleman, Richard Maltiward of Langham Gentleman, Jasper Shephard of Bury Gentleman, Phillip Haward, Robert Meene, John Browne of Bury, and Tho. Knight of Saxmundham, be added Commissioners for the Militia in the County of Suffolk: And that they be, and are hereby, impowered and authorized to act as fully, to all Intents and Purposes, as if they had been named in the Act for settling the Militia in England and Wales; and as fully as any other Commissioners in the said Act named are thereby enabled and impowered to do.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Act for settling Lands on the Adventurers and Soldiers in Ireland is referred, be enjoined to meet this Afternoon; and to report the Amendments to the said Bill, on Wednesday Morning next, the first Business; and nothing to intervene: And that Mr. Solicitor Reynolds do take care hereof.
Acts and Ordinances.
Resolved, That Robert Wallop Esquire be, and is hereby approved of to be, Colonel of a Regiment of Horse, and to be Colonel of a Regiment of Foot, for the Militia Forces in the County of Southampton: And that Commissions be made out for him, accordingly: And that Mr. Solicitor-General do take care, that the said Commissions be prepared, accordingly.
Resolved, That Robert Wallop Esquire, the Lord Commissioner Lisle, Mr. Solicitor Reynolds, and Mr. Love, be and are constituted and appointed Wardens for the Preservation of the Timber, Vert, and Venison, in the New Forest in the County of Southampton: And that they, or any Three of them, do execute the Office of the said Wardens: And are required to take care for the Preservation of the said Timber, Vert, and Venison, in the said Forest, accordingly: And that they place such Persons to be employed as Officers and Rangers in the several Walks and Forests there, as may be most for the Safety of the Commonwealth.
Woolmer, &c. Forests.
Resolved, That Sir Henry Mildmay shall have the Command of the Forest of Woolmer, and of Holt Forest in the County of * : And is hereby constituted and appointed Commander of the said Forests, accordingly.
They were called in: And, coming up to the Clerk's Table, Mr. Speaker acquainted them with the great Trust reposed in them by the Parliament; and that the Parliament expected Faithfulness from them to the Parliament and Commonwealth: And thereupon Mr. Speaker delivered them their Commissions; viz.
Resolved, That Colonel John Fagg be Commander in Chief of these Forces, and of such other Militia-Forces as shall be raised in the said County; and that Commissions be made for the said respective Officers, accordingly: And that Colonel Morley do take care to prepare the said Commissions, accordingly.
Ordered, That Francis Paine, John Hanson, Richard Tirrell, Robert Paine, Joell Steevens, * Kirby of Wallingford, Robert Lush, John Gillott, John Mates, and Mr. Robert Mates, be added Commissioners for the Militia in the County of Berks: And that they be, and are hereby, impowered and authorized to act as fully, to all Intents and Purposes, as if they had been named Commissioners in the Act for settling the Militia in England and Wales, and as fully as any other Commissioners, in the said Act named, are thereby impowered and enabled to do.
Ordered, That Thomas Nicholls of Watford be added a Commissioner for the Militia in the County of Hertford: And that he be, and is hereby, authorized and impowered to act as fully, to all Intents and Purposes, as if he had been named a Commissioner in the Act for settling the Militia in England and Wales; and as fully as any other Commissioner, in the said Act named, is thereby impowered and enabled to do.
Judgment against Lilburne.
Resolved, That these Words; viz. "Judgment given by this Parliament the 15th Day of January 1651, against the said John Lilburne, and the;" be added in the Eleventh Line, before the Word "aforesaid;" and that the Words "in them" be inserted, instead of the Word "therein;" and that these Words, "and given," be added, at the End of this Act: And the said Bill, so amended, being put to the Question, passed.
Attendance on the Speaker.
Robert Jermy Esquire, Colonel; Tho. Toll Esquire, Lieutenant-Colonel; Wm. Lifte Esquire, Captain; Tobias Pedder Esquire, Captain; Wm. Gore Gentleman, Captain; Robert Watter Gentleman, Captain; John Holman Gentleman, Captain.
Edward Bulwer Esquire, Colonel; Robert Doughty Esquire, Lieutenant-Colonel; Wm. Stewart Esquire, Major; Richard Cubit Esquire, Captain; Wm. Cobb Gentleman, Captain; Robert Flight Gentleman, Captain; Robert Burton Gentleman, Captain.