House of Commons Journal Volume 4
1 December 1646

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 4: 1 December 1646', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 4: 1644-1646 (1802), pp. 732-734. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=23835 Date accessed: 20 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Die Martis, 1 Decembris, 1646.

Prayers.

Ordered, That Robert Cecill Esquire, a Member of this House, shall have and hold the Custody and Keeping of the Lodge in Theobald's-Park in the County of Hertford, late in the Possession of Sir Patrick Murray Knight, deceased, together with the Pension of Fourscore and Ten Pounds per Annum, formerly granted to, received and enjoyed by the said Sir Patrick Murray, by reason of the said Place: And that a Grant accordingly do pass under the Great Seal of England.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Mr. Swinfen reports, from the Committee, the Names of several Persons to be appointed Sheriffs in divers of the Counties of this Kingdom: And

It is thereupon Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and appoint Thomas Blosse Esquire to be Sheriff of the County of Suffolke: And that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue a Commission to him to be Sheriff of the said County accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and appoint William Wymondesold Esquire to be Sheriff of the County of Surrey: And that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue a Commission to him to be Sheriff of the said County accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and appoint Edward Hearle Esquire to be Sheriff of the County of Cornwall: And that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue a Commission to him to be Sheriff of the said County accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and appoint William Bastard Esquire to be Sheriff of the County of Devon: And that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue a Commission to him to be Sheriff of the said County accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and appoint Richard Cole Esquire to be Sheriff of the County of Somersett: And that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue a Commission to him to be Sheriff of the said County accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and appoint Sir John Witteronge Knight to be Sheriff of the County of Hertford: And that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue a Commission to him to be Sheriff of the said County accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and appoint Richard Lucie Esquire to be Sheriff of the County of Warwicke: And that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue a Commission to him to be Sheriff of the said County accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and appoint Wm. Ward, of Houghton, Esquire, to be Sheriff of the County of Northampton: And that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue a Commission to him to be Sheriff of the said County accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and appoint Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper to be Sheriff of the County of Wiltes: And that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue a Commission to him to be Sheriff of the said County accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and appoint Edward Hooper Esquire to be Sheriff of the County of Dorsett: And that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue a Commission to him to be Sheriff of the said County accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and appoint Richard Bishop Esquire to be Sheriff of the County of Southampton: And that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue a Commission to him to be Sheriff of the said County accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and appoint Sir Thomas Eversfield, of Denn, Knight, to be Sheriff of the County of Sussex: And that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue a Commission to him to be Sheriff of the said County accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and appoint Sir Richard Darley Knight to be Sheriff of the County of Yorke: And that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue a Commission to him to be Sheriff of the said County accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and appoint William Hewitt Esquire to be Sheriff of the County of Liecester: And that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue a Commission to him to be Sheriff of the said County accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and appoint William Shaftoe, of Babington, Esquire, to be Sheriff of the County of Northumberland: And that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue a Commission to him to be Sheriff of the said County accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and appoint Michael Burton Esquire to be Sheriff of the County of Derby: And that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue a Commission to him to be Sheriff of the said County accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and appoint Michael Berney Esquire to be Sheriff of the County of Norfolke: And that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue a Commission to him to be Sheriff of the said County accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Upon Report of the Names of Daniel Harvey, of StokeDrie, Esquire, Barnard Walcott Esquire, and Peter Trion, of Seaton, Esquire; that out of them the House might appoint One to be Sheriff of the County of Rutland;

It is Resolved, &c. That the said Report and Names be re-committed; Leave being first given to speak against the said Mr. Daniel Harvey.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and appoint Sir John Henden Knight to be Sheriff of the County of Kent: And that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue a Commission to him to be Sheriff of the said County accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and appoint William Browne, of Haresfield, Esquire, to be Sheriff of the County of Gloucester: And that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue a Commission to him to be Sheriff of the said County accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Upon the Report of the Names of Rodderick Gwynn Esquire, Thomas Lewes Esquire, and Thomas Weaver Esquire; that, out of them, the House might appoint One to be Sheriff of the County of Radnor;

It is Resolved, That the said Report and Names be re-committed.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and appoint John Pyott, of Low-Layton, Esquire, to be Sheriff of the County of Essex: And that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue a Commission to him to be Sheriff of the said County accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Upon Report of the Names of Sir Thomas Cotton Knight and Baronet, Matthias Tayler Esquire, and Thomas Daniel; that, out of them, the House might appoint One to be Sheriff of the County of Bedford;

It is Resolved, &c. That the said Report and Names be re-committed.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and appoint Wm. Bowyer Esquire to be High-Sheriff of the County of Buck': And that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue a Commission to him to be Sheriff of the said County accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and appoint John Hobson Esquire to be High-Sheriff of the County of Lincoln: And that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue a Commission to him to be High Sheriff of the said County accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and appoint John Southby Esquire to be High-Sheriff of the County of Berks: And that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue a Commission to him to be High-Sheriff of the said County accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and appoint James Lleuis, of Camowen, Esquire, to be High Sheriff of the County of Cardigan: And that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue a Commission to him to be High-Sheriff of the said County accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and appoint Thomas Kinnersly, of Locksly, Esquire, to be HighSheriff of the County of Stafford: And that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue a Commission to him to be High-Sheriff of the said County accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and appoint John Kynaston Esquire to be High-Sheriff of the County of Denbigh: And that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue a Commission to him to be High-Sheriff of the said County accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and appoint John Hobart Esquire to be High-Sheriff of the County of Cambridge: And that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue a Commission to him to be High-Sheriff of the said County accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and appoint Abel Barker, of Hamitton, Esquire, to be HighSheriff of the County of Rutland: And that the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England do issue a Commission to him to be High-Sheriff of the said County accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to desired herein.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and appoint Lewis Owen, of Peniarth, Esquire, to be HighSheriff of the County of Merioneth: And that the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England do issue a Commission to him to be High-Sheriff of the said County accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and appoint Francis Johnes Esquire to be High-Sheriff of the County of Carmarthen: And that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue a Commission to him to be High-Sheriff of the said County accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and appoint William Cope Esquire to be High-Sheriff of the County of Oxon: And that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue a Commission to him to be High-Sheriff of the said County accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and appoint Richard Hacker Esquire to be High-Sheriff of the County of Nottingham: And that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue a Commission unto him to be High-Sheriff of the said County accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and appoint Sir Richard Bellassis Knight to be High-Sheriff of the County of Duresme: And that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do issue a Commission unto him to be High-Sheriff of the said County accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Ordered, That the Gentlemen that present the Names of any Gentlemen to be High-Sheriffs of any County, shall set their Hands to them, in Justification of them.

Ordered, That all the Gentlemen that shall present the Names of any Persons to be Justices of Peace in any County, shall set their Hands to them, in Justification of them.

Ordered, That the Ordinance concerning the Regulation of Oxon be read To-morrow Morning, the first Business.

Ordered, That the Committee appointed to consider of Nominating of High-Sheriffs for the several Counties do meet this Afternoon, and make further Report of the Sheriffs for the several Counties.

Ordered, That Mr. Swynfen do carry up the Names of such Persons as are passed the House to be High-Sheriffs of the several and respective Counties.

Ordered, That the Committee appointed to consider of the Sheriffs Accompts be revived: And that they do meet this Afternoon; and so de die in diem: And are to consider of all Expedients for the Ease of the Sheriffs upon the Passing of their Accompts: And are injoined to give the House an Account thereof with all convenient Speed.

Resolved, &c. That Rowland Hunt Esquire, appointed to be High-Sheriff of the County of Mountgomery, having a convenient Dwelling-House of his own near the said County, and no fit House therein, shall, notwithstanding his being Sheriff, have Leave to reside out of the said County of Mountgomery, during his Sheriffalty.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

The humble Petition of Sir Matthew Boynton Knight and Baronet, late Sheriff of the County of York, was this Day read; and ordered to be referred to the Committee formerly appointed to consider of the passing Sheriffs Accompts.

Ordered, That the humble Petition of Henry Beke Esquire, High-Sheriff of the County of Buck', formerly referred to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, be now referred to the Committee of the Three Counties of Oxon, Bucks, and Berks: Who are to consider of the Petitioner's Relief; and to report the same to the House.

Ordered, That the Business of the Army be taken into Consideration, the first Business, To-morrow Morning; notwithstanding any former or other Order for any other Business to the contrary.

Ordered, That it be especially recommended, from this House, to the Committee of Accompts, to state and certify the Accompts of the Strangers, Officers of the Brigade late under the Command of Colonel Massy, in the first place, before they proceed in the Accompts of any other Officers referred to them: And that the Accompts of the rest of the Officers of the said Brigade have their Accompts stated and certified, in Course.

A Letter from Dublyn, of 24 Novembris 1646, from Sir John Clotworthy, directed to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland; a Letter from Mr. Salwey, of the same Date, to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland; the Copies of Two Letters from the Marquis of Ormond, one of the Twentyfourth of October 1646, another of 29. Octobris, directed, as was informed, to the Scotts Forces in Ulster; and their Answer to them; and likewise a Letter from Mr. Salwey, of the Date of 24 Novembris, directed to Mr. Salwey his Father; were read all this Day: And

It is Ordered, upon the Question, That the Consideration of these Letters, and of the present State and condition of the Affairs of Ireland, as now they stand, be referred to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland at Derby-House: And they are to take them into present Consideration; and to report their Opinions to the House with all Speed, what they think fit to be done in those Matters for the speedy and effectual Relief and Preservation of those Parts.

Ordered, That the Members of this House that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, to whom it is referred to confer with the Commissioners of Scotland, about the Time, Place, and Manner of Payment of the Monies assigned for the Scotts Army, and of the Marching of their Forces out of the Kingdom, do give an Account to the House, To-morrow, what is done in that Business.