Friday, the 3d of November, 1654.
Leave of Absence.
ORDERED, That Mr. Bedingfield, a Member of
this House, have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That the Act for ejecting scandalous Ministers
be reported on Monday next.
Ld. Craven's Petition.
The humble Petition of Wm. Lord Craven was this
Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to a Committee, to examine the Matters therein contained; and to
call all Parties concerned before them; and to hear them
therein; and to state the same; and report their Opinion
to the House; Viz. Sir Richard Lucy, Major Long, Mr.
Lechmere, Mr. Ash, Lord Lambert, Sir Anth. Ashley
Cooper, Colonel Shuttleworth, Colonel Mildmay, Mr.
Jenkinson, Mr. Sam. Disbrow, Lord Commissioner
Widdrington, Mr. Pitt, Mr. Turnor, Mr. Bond, Colonel
Jones, Mr. Parker, Mr. Aldworth, Colonel Whetham,
Colonel Mackworth, Mr. Sicklemore, Mr. * Lister, Mr.
Oxenden, Mr. Francis Bacon, Mr. Nath. Bacon, Mr.
John Smyth, Mr. Gewen, Lieutenant Colonel Worsley,
Colonel Birch, Colonel Goff, Mr. Solicitor, Colonel
Lilburne, Mr. Wingate, Colonel Shapcote, Alderman
Gibbes, Mr. Brewster, Colonel Ireland, Mr. Drake,
Alderman Foot, Mr. Wood of Surry, Mr. Bois, Mr.
Bond, Colonel Zanchy, Mr. Strickland, Mr. Winn, Sir
Wm. Strickland, Commissary General Whaley, Major
Gibbon, Mr. Recorder, Colonel Rous, Mr. John Gorges,
Mr. Foxwist, Mr. Barkley, Mr. Lilburn, Mr. Peckham,
Colonel Bright, Mr. Barnard, Lord Broghill, Colonel
Jephson, Colonel Madrin, Mr. Thomas Gorge, Sir Gilbert
Pickering, Mr. Bish, Mr. Geely, Mr. Richard Jones,
Mr. Pury, Mr. Williams, Sir Rich. Onslow, Colonel
Mathewes, Earl Linlithgow, Lord Evers, Mr. Long, Mr.
Minors, Mr. Standish, Sir Henry Vane, Lord Commissioner Whitelock, Mr. Anth. Smyth, Earl of Stamford, Sir
Wm. Doyly, Sir John Hobart, Mr. Hobart, Colonel Wood
or Norfolk, Mr. Wood: To meet on Monday Afternoon,
in the Outer Court of Wards: With Power to send for
Persons, Papers, and Witnesses.
The humble Petition of Sir John Stowell was this Day
The humble Petition of several Purchasers of the Estate
of Sir John Stowell was this Day read.
Resolved, That the Petition of Sir John Stawell be
Resolved, That it be committed to the Committee formerly named, to whom the Petition of the Lord Craven
Resolved, That the Petition of the several Purchasers
of the Estate of Sir John Stawell, be also referred to
this Committee: Who have Power to hear all Persons
concerned in this Estate of Sir John Stawell.
Mr. Warcup, Colonel Harvey, Mr. Serjeant Glyn,
Colonel John Birch, Colonel Clerke, Mr. Guise, Colonel
Twisleton, Mr. Berry, Mr. H. Cromwell, Mr. Bulkley,
Lord Herbert, Mr. Brisco, Mr. Thomson, Sir Ralph
Hare, Sir Henry Vane, Mr. Beale, Mr. Hobart, Mr.
John Thomson, Mr. Dunch, Colonel Jones, Lieutenant of
the Tower, Sir Wm. Boteler, Captain Howard, General
Disbrow, Colonel Purefoy, Sir Richard Temple, Mr.
Downing, Mr. Young, Mr. John Ash, Mr. Smyth, Colonel
Chadwick, Colonel Sidenham, Colonel Read, Major Saunders, Colonel Holland, Colonel Carter, Colonel Fines,
Mr. Aston, Mr. Swynton, Mr. Thelwall, Colonel Crompton, Mr. Scott, be added to the said Committee.
Durham Dean and Chapter.
The humble Petition of Edward Harper, on the Behalf
of himself and many Families, Tenants of the late Dean
and Chapter of Duresme, was this Day read.
Resolved, That this Petition be committed.
Resolved, That it be referred to the same Committee
that the Lord Craven's Petition is referred unto, to hear
the Business; and report the same, with their Opinion, to
The humble Petition of Katherine Stone Widow, and
of Henry Stone her Son, was this Day read.
Resolved, That this Petition be committed to the same
Committee: And that the Purchasers be heard therein.
Ordered, That Mr. Read be added to that Committee.
E. of Salisbury's Petition.
The humble Petition of Wm. Earl of Salisbury was this
The Question being propounded, That it be referred
to a Committee, to consider how the Five thousand Three
hundred and Three-score Pounds Eighteen Shillings and
Four-pence, due to the Earl of Salisbury, may be satisfied;
And the Question being put, That that Question be
It passed in the Affirmative.
And the main Question being put; It was
Resolved, That it be referred to a Committee, to consider how the Five thousand Three hundred and Threescore Pounds Eighteen Shillings and Four-pence, due to
the Earl of Salisbury, may be satisfied.
Resolved, That the Committee to whom the former
Petitions are referred, shall be the Committee to whom
this Matter is referred, to consider according to the last
Vote; and report the same to the House.
Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee, to consider of the Abuses of Certiorari's and Hapeas Corpus;
and of fit Remedies for Redress thereof: Viz. To Mr.
Lechmere, Mr. Parker, Mr. Hoskins, Mr. Gewen, Mr.
Long, Mr. * Lister, Mr. Yeo, Mr. Recorder, Sir Henry
Vane, Sir John Whitterong, Colonel Clerk, Mr. Edm. Jones,
Mr. Bulkley, Sir Richard Onslow, Lord Commissioner
Widdrington, Mr. Bish, Sir Wm. Roberts, Colonel Birch,
Mr. Goddard, Mr. Grove, Mr. Norden, Sir John Hobert,
Mr. Minors, Mr. Gorges, Mr. Barnard, Mr. Shirley,
Colonel Thomas Birch, Colonel Mackworth, Mr. Attorney
General, Mr. Turnor, Mr. Serjeant Glyn, Baron Thorp,
Colonel Rous, Mr. Warcup, Mr. Read, Mr. Thistlethwaite, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Mr. Foxwist, Sir Wm.
Boteler, Mr. Heldesley, Lord Commissioner Whitelock,
Mr. Wells, Colonel Chadwick, Colonel Ireland, Mr.
Goddard, Mr. Fagge, Mr. Hay, Lord Commissioner
Lisle, Sir Wm. Strickland, Sir Ralph Hare, Mr. Gibbs,
Mr. Oxenden, Mr. Peckham, Sir Charles Wolsley, Mr.
Sam. Disbrow, Mr. Holt, Mr. Smyth, Sir Anth. Ashley
Cooper, Colonel Shettleworth, Mr. Shapcott, Mr. Cooper,
Mr. Tho. Gorges: To meet in the Exchequer Chamber
To-morrow in the Afternoon: With Power to consider
of all the Abuses in the Law Courts; and present their
Opinion to the House: And to send for Persons, Papers,
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Gilbert Pickering (a Member of the
House) have Leave to go into the Country.
The humble Petition of Thomas Gewen Esquire was
this Day read.
Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the Petition of the Lord Craven, is referred, to hear and examine the Business; and to report
their Opinion therein to the House.
Wm. Lenthall Esquire, Speaker of the Parliament, chosen
to serve for the County of Oxford, and for the City of
Gloucester, chooseth to serve for the County of Oxford,
and waveth his Election for the City of Gloucester.
Ordered, That a Warrant do issue forth, under Mr.
Speaker's Hand, directed to the Clerk of the Commonwealth, to issue forth a new Writ, for electing of another
Burgess to serve in this present Parliament, for the said
City of Gloucester, in the Room of the said Wm. Lenthall,
who waved his Election there.
Payment to Birch.
WHEREAS by Ordinance of Parliament, bearing
Date the 24th of December 1647, there was charged upon
the Excise, in Course, the Sum of Two thousand Five
hundred Pounds, with Interest, to Colonel John Birch,
or his Assigns; which, by reason of the present Necessities of the Commonwealth, hath not been paid accordingly:
Ordered, by the Parliament, That the Commissioners
for the Grand Excise be authorized and required forthwith
to pay, unto the said Colonel John Birch, or his Assigns,
the said Sum of Two thousand Five hundred Pounds, with
Interest for the same, according to the said Ordinance;
notwithstanding the suspending the Payment of the Money
due upon Weavers-Hall Bills: And the Acquittance and
Acquittances of the said Colonel John Birch, or his
Assigns, shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said Commissioners of Excise for the same.
Settling the Government.
Ordered, That the House be resolved into a Committee
of the whole House, upon the Government, To-morrow