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House of Commons Journal Volume 7
1 November 1653

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 1 November 1653', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 7: 1651-1660 (1802), pp. 343-344. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=24300 Date accessed: 23 November 2014.


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Tuesday, the 1st of November, 1653.

Major Heane.

MR. Moyer reports from the Council of State, That there is one Major Heane, by Birth a Foreigner, who hath performed many eminent Services in the War of Scotland; hath very great Skill in Fortifications, and all Matters relating to the Profession of an Engineer; and is of very great Use, at this Time, in Services of that Nature: That he is a Person eminent for Godliness, and of undoubted Affection to this Commonwealth: That the Parliament be humbly moved, from this Council, in Consideration of his many good Services, That Lands, to the Value of a Hundred Pounds per Annum, in Scotland, may be settled upon . . and his Heirs for ever, as a Mark of Favour, and Token of their good Acceptance of the Services done by him for this Commonwealth; and for an Encouragement for him to settle himself and his Family in this Nation.

The Question being put, That Major Heane shall have a Hundred Pounds per Annum settled upon him and his Heirs, he remaining here during his Life;

It passed in the Negative.

Officers Widows.

Resolved, That the Commissioners for the Admiralty be authorized to give Order for Payment, unto the Widows or Children of such Persons as have been slain in the Service of the State, . . . . such Sum and Sums of Money as are due to such Persons, not exceeding Twenty Pounds: And that the same shall be as good and effectual, and as a sufficient Discharge to those who shall pay the same, as if the Will of such Person had been proved, or Administrations granted to such Wife or Children.

Law.

Resolved, That, Friday in every Week be set apart for Business of the Law.

E. of Huntington's Estate.

Colonel Danvers reports from the Committee for Prisons and Prisoners, A Bill to enable Ferdinando Earl of Huntington to sell Lands for Payment of his Debts, &c. Which was now read the First time; and ordered to be read the Second time this Day Sevennight.

Holidays.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Law, to bring in a Bill for taking away Holidays, and the Observation of those Days which are not juridical.

Prayer and Hearing.

Resolved, That Two Hours be spent, on Saturday next, in Prayer and Hearing.

Adjournment.

Ordered, That the House be adjourned from Friday till Monday.

Preacher on 5th Nov.

Ordered, That Mr. Marshall be desired to preach at Margarett's, Westminster, on Saturday next, being the 5th of November: And that Mr. Alderman Titchborne be appointed to acquaint him therewith.

Council of State.

The House proceeded to the Election of Members for the Council of State.

Mr. Speaker appointed for Tellers Colonel Mountague, Colonel Cromwell, Alderman Titchborne, Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper: Who reported the Number of the House to be One hundred and Thirteen.

The Clerk collected the First Papers, containing Sixteen, to be continued of the present Council: And, having received a Paper from each Member, brought them up; and set them upon the Table.

Mr. Speaker appoints the same Persons to count the Papers: Which being done, they report the Numbers of the Papers to be One hundred and Thirteen.

Then the Clerk, in like Manner, collected the Papers in another Glass, for Fifteen Persons to be added: Which he having received, and brought up to the Table, they were, in like Sort, counted by the same Members; and reported to be One hundred and Thirteen.

Mr. Speaker did appoint Alderman Ireton, Colonel Cromwell, Colonel Rows, and Captain Stone, to peruse the Papers: And, accordingly, these Members opened each Paper; and caused the Clerk to read each Name distinctly; and to write down the Names, as they were read, and mark every Name, as it was repeated.

The First Paper having Seventeen;

Resolved, That the First Sixteen shall stand.

Council of State.

The Members, having cast up the Numbers, do report the Names of such as have the major Number of Suffrages; viz.

Lord General Cromwell 113
Sir Gilbert Pickering 110
Major General Desborow 74
Mr. Strickland 71
Mr. Lawrence 68
Colonel Sidenham 67
Colonel Jones 65
Sir Charles Wosley 62
Colonel Titchborne 61
Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper 60
Mr. Carew 59
Colonel Mountagu 59
Major General Harrison 58
Lord Viscount Lisle 58
Colonel Norton 57
Mr. Mayor 57
Captain Howard 57

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

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

Resolved, That Major-General Desborow be one of the Council of State.

Resolved, That Mr. Strickland be one of the Council of State.

Resolved, That Mr. Lawrence be one of the Council of State.

Resolved, That Colonel Sidenham be one of the Council of State.

Resolved, That Colonel Jones be one of the Council of State.

Resolved, That Sir Charles Wolsley be one of the Council of State.

Resolved, That Colonel Titchborne be one of the Council of State.

Resolved, That Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper be one of the Council of State.

Resolved, That Mr. Carew be one of the Council of State.

Resolved, That Colonel Montagu be one of the Council of State.

Resolved, That Major-General Harrison be one of the Council of State.

Resolved, That Philip Lord Viscount Lisle be one of the Council of State.

There being Three other Persons of an equal Number, their Names were written in several Papers, and put into a Hat rolled up: And Mr. Speaker took out one at a time: And the first was put to the Question.

Resolved, That Mr. Mayer be one of the Council of State.

Resolved, That Captain Howard be one of the Council of State.

Mr. Speaker appointed, to peruse the Papers in the other Glass for the Persons to be new chosen to be of the Council, Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper, Colonel Mountagu; Mr. Strickland, Mr. Carew: Who having proceeded therein, as was done in the former, they report the Names of such Persons, as in those Papers have the major Number; viz.

Colonel Rous 93
Sir Wm. Roberts 63
John Sadler 62
Sir Robert King 61
Colonel Henry Cromwell 60
Doctor Goddard 59
Sir Wm. Brownlow 58
Colonel Barton 56
Lord Ewre 56
Captain Stone 55
Colonel George Fleetwood 54
Colonel James 53
Mr. Anlaby 52
Mr. Jervas Bennet 52
Colonel Bingham 52
Captain Cust 52

Resolved, by the Parliament, That Colonel Rous be one of the Council of State.

Resolved, That Sir William Roberts be one of the Council of State.

Resolved, That Mr. Sadler be one of the Council of State.

Resolved, That Sir Robert King be one of the Council of State.

Resolved, That Colonel Henry Cromwell be one of the Council of State.

Resolved, That Doctor J. Goddard be one of the Council of State.

Resolved, That Sir Wm. Brownlow be one of the Council of State.

Resolved, That Colonel Barton be one of the Council of State.

Resolved, That the Lord Ewre be one of the Council of State.

Resolved, That Captain Stone be one of the Council of State.

Resolved, That Colonel George Fleetwood be one of the Council of State.

Resolved, That Colonel James be one of the Council of State.

The Names of the other Four, being of an equal Number, were written in several Papers, and rolled up, and put into a Hat for Mr. Speaker to draw them one after another.

The first that was drawn forth was put to the Question: And it was

Resolved, That Mr. Anlaby be one of the Council of State.

The Second that was drawn, was put to the Question: And it was

Resolved, That Mr. Jervas Bennett be one of the Council of State.

The Third that was drawn, was put to the Question: And it was.

Resolved, That Colonel Bingham be one of the Council of State.

The Question being put, That this Council shall continue for Six Months;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Mr. St. Nicholas, Tellers for the Yeas: 53.
Alderman Titchborne, With the Yeas,
Mr. Broughton, Tellers for the Noes: 38.
Captain Howard, With the Noes,

So it was Resolved, That the Council now named do continue for Six Months.

Resolved, That an Act be brought in for Establishing this Council for the Time aforesaid, together with the Instructions; and that Mr. Moyer and Mr. St. Nicholas do bring them in To-morrow Morning.