Saturday, the 14th of February, 1656.
Brimslade, &c. Parishes.
A BILL for the Erecting of a Church, settling a
Ministry, and establishing a Parish, in the Parks of
Brimslade and Savernack, and Forest or Chace of Savernack, and Parts adjacent, belonging to and Part of the
said Forest, was this Day read the First time; and, upon
the Question, ordered to be read the Second time on this
Proceedings against Stranger, &c.
The humble Petition of John Stranger, and Hanna
his Wife, Martha Symonds, and Dorcas Erbury, was this
Ordered, That it be referred to the Lord Chief-Justice
of the Upper-Bench, to examine the Business touching
the Petitioners; and receive such Informations as shall
be given against them, or any of them; and to cause
Proceedings to be against them, according to Law.
Ordered, That it be recommended to the Council, to
take some Order for the Satisfying the Charge of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, in keeping the said
John Stranger and Hanna his Wife, Martha Symonds,
and Dorcas Erbury.
Ordered, That the Petitioners be discharged out of the
Custody of the Serjeant at Arms; and committed to such
Prison as the Lord Chief-Justice of the Upper-Bench shall
order: And that there be a Warrant to the Serjeant, to
deliver them to the Keeper of such Prison, accordingly.
Proceedings concerning Cole.
The Lords Commissioners of the Great Seal this Day
attending the House, according to former Order, to give
an Account to the House, touching the Execution of the
Orders of this House, in the Case of Rodney and Cole;
The Lord Commissioner Fynes did acquaint the House
with the Particulars wherein they had proceeded, so far as
the Orders direct: And that there are some Particulars,
whereunto the said Votes and Orders do not extend; as
the Vacating of the Certificate, and the Indorsing it on
the Back of the Statute.
Resolved, That the Certificate of the Statute, which
was filed in the Chancery, whereupon the Extent issued in
this Case of Rodney and Cole, be taken off the File: And
that the Lords Commissioners of the Great Seal be
authorized and required to cause the same to be done,
Resolved, That this Statute is a void Statute; and that
there shall be no further Proceedings upon it.
Resolved, That it be indorsed on the said Statute, That,
by Judgment of Parliament, the same is vacate; and that
there shall be no further Proceedings thereupon: And
that the Lords Commissioners of the Great Seal be authorized and required to see the same done, accordingly.
Resolved, That John Bulkley, John St. Barbe, William
A-Barrow, Edward Hooper, John Machell, Thomas Butler, and Henry Lamnan, Esquires, or any Three of them,
be the Commissioners to execute the Commission ordered
by the Parliament to issue out of Chancery in this Business.
Resolved, That these Commissioners shall have Power
to enquire, either by Jury, or Examination of Witnesses
on Oath, touching the Damages in this Business between
Rodney and Cole; and also to send a Precept to the
Sheriff, to impanel a Jury for that Purpose, if they see
Cause; and that they ascertain these Damages, and return the Commission into the Chancery; and that the
Commission be returnable without Delay.