House of Commons Journal Volume 7
24 November 1651

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 24 November 1651', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 7: 1651-1660 (1802), pp. 41-42. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=23901 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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Monday, the 24th of November 1651.

Prayers.

Sheriff of Oxon.

ORDERED, that Mr. Dormer, Sheriff for the County of Oxon, have Liberty to stay in London, upon his Occasions.

Sheriff of Leicester.

Ordered, That Sir Thomas Cave have Liberty to live at his Father's House, in *; he executing his Office of Sheriff for the County of Leicester.

Council of State.

The House, according to former Order, proceeded to the Election of Members of the Council of State.

Resolved, That the Door be shut.

Mr. Speaker appointed Colonel Morley, Major Lister, Colonel Sidney, Sir John Trevor, to tell the Number of the House:-Which is by them reported to Mr. Speaker, and by him published to the House, to be the Number of One hundred and Sixteen.

Mr. Ellis, Colonel Ingoldsby, Mr. Fell, and Colonel Birch, came in after the Report made; which made Onehundred and Twenty.

The House proceeded first in the Election of the Oneand-Twenty, to be continued Members of the Council of State.

The Clerk having received a Paper from each Member, brought them up, and set them upon the Table.

Resolved, That the Clerk do now receive the other Paper, from each Member, of the Number of Twenty other Persons, not being now of the Council of State.

Captain Smyth came in, after the First Glass set on the Table, whilst they were taking the last Papers; and, having no Paper, withdrew.

Council of State.

Mr. Speaker appointed Colonel Morley, Mr. Edwards, Colonel Sydney, Colonel White, to count the Number of the Papers of the One-and-twenty Persons to be continued of the Council of State: Which being done, they report the Number of the said Papers to be One hundred and Eighteen.

Mr. Speaker appointed Colonel Morley, Colonel Sidney, Mr. Edwards, and Colonel White, to tell the Number of the other Papers: Which being done, they report the Number of the said Papers to be One hundred and Twenty.

And the Four Members opened each Paper; and caused the Clerk to read each Name distinctly, and to write down each Name in a several Column: And, as often as any Name was repeated, the Clerk did set down a Stroke under that Name. And, all the Names being read, Col. Sidney reports, from the said four Members, That there are in the said Papers these One-and-twenty Persons, who have the greatest Number of Subscriptions; viz.

Lord General 118
Ld. Com. Whitelock 113
Ld. Ch. Just. St. John 108
Sir Henry Vane, jun. 104
John Gurdon, Esq; 103
Lieut. Gen. Fleetwood 102
Ld. Chief Justice Roll 95
Lord Com. Lisle 91
Serjeant Bradshaw 89
Sir Arthur Hesilrig 89
Dennis Bond Esq; 88
Mr. Scott 86
Colonel Purefoy 81
Colonel Wauton 78
Sir James Harrington 72
Sir Wm. Masham 69
Tho. Challoner Esq; 66
Major Salwey 66
Sir Gilbert Pickering 62
Mr. Carew 60
Mr. Love 60

Resolved, by the Parliament, That the Lord General be one of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That the Lord Commissioner Whitelock be one of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That the Lord Chief Justice St. John be one of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That Sir Henry Vane junior be one of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That John Gurdon Esq; be one of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That Lieutenant General Fleetwood be one of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That the Lord Chief Justice Rolles be one of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That the Lord Commissioner Lisle be one of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That Serjeant Bradshaw be one of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That Sir Arthure Hesilrig be one of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That Denis Bond Enq; be one of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That Thomas Scott Esq; be one of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That Wm. Purefoy Esq; be one of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That Valentine Wauton Esq; be one of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That Sir James Harrington Knight be one of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That Sir Wm. Masham Baronet be one of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That Thomas Challoner Esq; be one of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That Richard Salwey Esq; be one of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That Sir Gilbert Pickering be one of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That John Carew Esq; be one of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That Nicholas Love Esq; be one of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That the rest of the Papers be burned by the Tellers.

Who took the Glass, with all the Papers, from the Table, and carried it up to be burned.

The Question being put, That the House do now proceed with the Election of the rest of the said Council;

The House was divided:

The Yeas went forth:

Sir Michael Livesey, Tellers for the Yeas: 36.
Sir Wm. Brereton, With the Yeas,
Alderman Allein, Tellers for the Noes: 25.
Mr. Marten, With the Noes,

Resolved, That the House do now proceed with the Election of the rest of the said Council.

Mr. Speaker appointed Sir Gilbert Pickering, Alderman Allein, Colonel Fielder, Colonel Wauton, to deliver the Papers to the Clerk, to be read.

The Question being put, That Leave be given to speak against the last Vote;

The House was divided:

The Noes went forth:

Major General Harrison, Tellers for the Yeas: 16.
Colonel Rich, With the Yeas,
Sir Henry Heyman, Tellers for the Noes: 39.
Mr. Thomas Challoner, With the Noes,

So it passed with the Negative.

Resolved, That the Papers be sealed up; and that the House do proceed in this Business To-morrow Morning, the first Business.