House of Commons Journal Volume 7
30 June 1659

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 30 June 1659', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 7: 1651-1660 (1802), pp. 697-699. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=24801&strquery=downing Date accessed: 22 October 2014.


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Thursday, June 30th, 1659.

Williams, &c. Petition.

ORDERED, That the Petition of Richard Williams and Margaret his Wife, on the Behalf of themselves, and Mary Lloyd and Katherine Lloyd, Daughters and Coheirs of Walter Lloyd, deceased, be referred to the Committee where the Lord Chief Baron hath the Chair.

Sheeres' Petition.

The humble Petition of Henry Sheeres was this Day read.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Lord Mayor of London, and Justices, at the Sessions in the Old Bailey; and they are hereby impowered and required to keep Wm. Barret, Mariner, charged with the Murdering of Captain Peter Pelly, in Prison, until the Parliament take further Order, in order to his Trial.

Spalding, &c. Petition.

The humble Petition of the Lords, Freeholders, Owners, and Inhabitants of Spalding, Pinchbeck, Croyland, Market-Deeping, James Deeping, West Deeping, Uffington cum Caswick, Barholme, Stowe, Tallington, and Baston, within the County of Lyncolne, was this Day read.

Ordered, That this Petition be referred to a Committee, to hear all Parties, examine the Matter of Fact, and report it to this House, together with their Opinion: Viz. Colonel Walton, Mr. Ralegh, Colonel Lister, Colonel Waite, Mr. Serjeant Earle, Mr. Robinson, Lord Chief-Justice St. John, Mr. Nelthrope, Mr. West, Mr. Smith, Mr. Solicitor Reynolds, Mr. Pury, Sir Wm. Brereton, Mr. Darley, Mr. Goodwyn, Mr. Trenchard, Colonel Birch, Mr. Leaman, Colonel Dove, Mr. Say, Colonel Harvey, Mr. Strickland, Mr. Weaver, Mr. Hallowes, Mr. Christofer Martyn, Mr. Chaloner, Sir Wm. Strickland, Mr. Garland, or any Five: And are to meet in the Exchequer-Chamber, To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Two of the Clock; and so from Day to Day.

Lancaster County Palatine.

A Bill for continuing the Jurisdictions and Privileges of the Duchy and County-Palatine of Lancaster was this Day read the First time.

The Question being put, That this Bill be now read the Second time;

It passed with the Negative.

Army Appointments.

Sir Arthur Hesilrig reports from the Commissioners for Nomination of Commission-Officers, A List wherein Colonel Okey is named Colonel of a Regiment; and of the Names of Persons, Officers in that Regiment: Which were read.

Resolved, That John Okey be Colonel of a Regiment of Horse.

Resolved, That Richard Ward be Captain-Lieutenant of this Regiment.

Resolved, That Richard Goodgroome, be Cornet to a Troop in this Regiment.

Resolved, That Anthony Atkinson be Quarter-master to a Troop in this Regiment.

Resolved, That John Daborne be Major of this Regiment.

Resolved, That Isaack Okey be Lieutenant of a Troop in this Regiment.

Resolved, That William Needler be Cornet of a Troop in this Regiment.

Resolved, That George Barnardistant be Quarter-master to a Troop in this Regiment.

Resolved, That Henry Cleere be Captain of a Troop in this Regiment.

Resolved, That Jonathan Cocking be Lieutenant of a Troop in this Regiment.

Resolved, That John Hampstead be Cornet of a Troop in this Regiment.

Resolved, That John Jenkes be Quarter-master of a Troop in this Regiment.

Resolved, That William Lynley be Captain of a Troop in this Regiment.

Resolved, That John Barker be Lieutenant of a Troop in this Regiment.

Resolved, That Henry Thackarry be Cornet of a Troop in this Regiment.

Resolved, That Henry Perryn be Quarter-master of a Troop in this Regiment.

Resolved, That Wroth Rogers be Captain in the Regiment wherein Major Wagstaffe is nominated Captain.

Resolved, That Major * Wagstaffe be Captain in this Troop, in the place of Wroth Rogers.

Resolved, That William Cheese be Lieutenant of a Troop in this Regiment.

Resolved, That Joseph Gilmore be Cornet of a Troop in this Regiment.

Resolved, That William Withy be Quarter-master of a Troop in this Regiment.

Resolved, That Thomas Crowther be Captain of a Troop of Horse in this Regiment.

Resolved, That Roger Carr be Lieutenant of a Troop in this Regiment.

Resolved, That Rice Yates be Cornet of a Troop in this Regiment.

Resolved, That Robert Rishton be Quarter-master of a Troop in this Regiment.

Resolved, That Henry Rossington be Surgeon to this Regiment.

Army Appointments.

Sir Arthur Hesilrig also reports, Colonel Packer to be Colonel of a Regiment; and the Names of Persons to be Officers in that Regiment: Which were read.

Resolved, That Colonel Packer be Colonel of a Regiment of Horse.

Resolved, That Samuel Palmer be Captain-Lieutenant of this Regiment.

Resolved, That Wm. Moulton be Cornet of a Troop in this Regiment.

Resolved, That Thomas Rutland be Quarter-master of a Troop in this Regiment.

Resolved, That Major John Gladman, be Major of this Regiment.

Resolved, That Lieutenant Richard Gilbert be Lieutenant of a Troop in this Rigiment.

Resolved, That Thomas Tigh be Cornet of a Troop in this Regiment.

Resolved, That Thomas Acton be Quarter-master of a Troop in this Regiment.

Resolved, That Wm. Barrington be Captain of a Troop in this Regiment.

Resolved, That Edmund Rivers be Lieutenant of a Troop in this Regiment.

Resolved, That Edward Hasel be Cornet of a Troop in this Regiment.

Resolved, That Edward Richardson be Quarter-master of a Troop in this Regiment.

Resolved, That John Hunter be Captain of a Troop in this Regiment.

Resolved, That Lieutenant John Lawson be Lieutenant of a Troop in this Regiment.

Resolved, That Timothy Cloudesly be Cornet of a Troop in this Regiment.

Resolved, That Thomas Atkinson be Quarter-master of a Troop in this Regiment.

Resolved, That Captain John Spencer be Captain of a Troop in this Regiment.

Resolved, That Captain John Nelthorpe be referred to the Commissioners for nominating Officers, to consider of him for the putting of him into his Troop again.

Major Evelyn.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners for nominating Officers, to take Major Evelyn into their Consideration, to be nominated for some Place, according to his Condition and Quality, in the Army.

Army Appointments.

Resolved, That Thomas Medlicot be Lieutenant of a Troop in Colonel Hacker's Regiment.

Resolved, That Charles Pledwell be Cornet of a Troop in this Regiment.

Resolved, That * Andrewes be Quarter-master of a Troop in this Regiment.

Resolved, That Robert Hope be Captain of a Troop in this Regiment.

Resolved, That Richard Rumball be Lieutenant of a Troop in this Regiment.

Resolved, That Edward Amie be Cornet of a Troop in this Regiment.

Resolved, That George Bradshawe be Quarter-master of a Troop in this Regiment.

Resolved, That Thomas Fothergill be Surgeon to this Regiment.

Colchester Troop.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to consider upon the Offer of the Town of Colchester, to raise a Troop of Horse at their own Charge; to name a Commander over them, and present him to this House for their Approbation.

Petition from Sussex.

The House being informed, that divers Gentlemen, Ministers of the Gospel, and others, were at the Door;

They were called in: And one of the Petitioners humbly addressing himself to the Chair, said, "I am desired by many well-affected to this present Government, to present their humble Petition to this honourable House:" Which, after the Petitioners were withdrawn, was read; and was intituled, "The humble Petition of divers Justices of the Peace, Gentlemen, Ministers of the Gospel, Freeholders, and other considerable Inhabitants in the County of Sussex, both of the East and West."

Resolved, That the Petitioners have the Thanks of this House.

The Petitioners were again called in; and Mr. Speaker gave them this Answer;

"Gentlemen,"

"The House have read your Petition; and have likewise considered of your Desires: They are Things of Weight, and deserve Consideration; and they will in due Time take such Things into Consideration which shall be best for the Commonwealth: And they find Expressions of very good Affections in your Petition: And for your good Affections and Expressions I am commanded to give you Thanks: And in their Names I do give you their hearty Thanks."

Ogle's Petition.

The humble Petition of Henry Ogle, of Eglingham in the County of Northumberland, Esquire, was this Day read.

Ordered, That this Petition be referred to a Committee; to examine the Matter of Fact; and offer to this House what is necessary to be done in Cases of the like Nature: And if they find Cause, that they report it speedily to this House, for his Release out of Prison; and that he have free Liberty to go and come to prosecute his Business in the mean time.

Ordered, That the Petition of Alderman Andrewes be also referred to this Committee, to examine the Matter of Fact; and report it to this House; Viz. unto Mr. Lechmere, Mr. Blagrave, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Garland, Mr. Nelthrop, Sir Arthur Hesilrig, Mr. Lister, Colonel Dove, Colonel Martin, Mr. Solicitor Reynolds, Colonel Birch, Mr. Leaman, Mr. Holland, Mr. Say, Mr. Skynner, Lord Lisle, Mr. Peter Wentworth, Mr. West, Mr. Gurdin, Earl of Penbrooke, Colonel Rich, Sir Henry Mildmay, or any Three of them, to meet this Afternoon in the Speaker's Chamber.

Col. Waite.

Ordered, That the Business of Colonel Waite be also referred to the same Committee, to examine the Matter of Fact; and to report it to this House.

East India Company.

A Bill for an Act for Repaymant of Fifteen thousand Pounds, advanced by the East India Company, was this Day read the First and Second time.

Resolved, That these Words; viz. "A Bill for an" be omitted: That the Word "House" be made "Parliament:" And that instead of the Word "next," these Words, viz. "One thousand Six hundred Fifty-nine," be inserted.

The said Bill was read the Third time; and, upon the Question, passed.

Army Pay, &c.

Mr. Scot reports from the Council of State, that the Council of State do, from time to time, give Order to the Committee for the Army, concerning Allowances of Pay to be made out of the Assessments, and all other Monies that are or shall be raised, or appointed for the Use of the Armies and Land-Forces of this Commonwealth, and contingent Charges thereof; and for the Ordering, Issuing forth, Disposing, and Proportioning of the said Monies, for the Purposes aforesaid, as they shall see Cause: And that the Committee for the Army, Receiver-General, Treasurers at War, do observe such Orders as shall be therein given by the Parliament, or Council of State, accordingly.

Ordered, That the Council of State do, from time to time, give Order to the Committee for the Army, concerning Allowances of Pay to be made out of the Assessments, and all other Monies that are or shall be raised or appointed for the Use of the Armies and Land-Forces of this Commonwealth, and contingent Charges thereof; and for the Ordering, Issuing forth, Disposing, and Proportioning of the said Monies, for the Purpose aforesaid, as they shall see Cause: And that the Committee for the Army, Receiver-General, and Treasurers at War, do observe such Order as shall be therein given by the Parliament, or Council of State, accordingly.

Treaty with Holland.

Sir Henry Vane reports from the Council of State, a Form of the Ratification of the Treaty at the Hague: Which was read and is as followeth;

* * * *

He also reports the Matters treated upon with the Ambassador of the United Provinces: Which were read; viz.

* * * *

He also reports the Answer of the Ambassador from the Lords the States-General of the United Provinces: Which was read; and is as followeth; viz.

* * * *

He also reports the Answer of the Council of State, to the Paper delivered in by the Lord Ambassador to the Lords the States-General; viz.

* * * *

Resolved, That this House doth agree to the Form of Ratification: And that the same be signed by the Speaker; and passed under the Great Seal.

Resolved, That this House doth approve of the Proceedings of the Council of State, with the Ambassador from the States-General of the United Provinces.

Ordered, That the Commissioners for the Custody of the Great Seal, or either of them, be, and are authorized to seal such Commissions, Credentials, and other publick Instruments to the Plenipotentiaries, and other publick Ministers, as shall be signed by the Speaker of the Parliament.

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Council of State, that Mr. Downing have Credentials from the Parliament, unto the States-General, and the Provinces of Holland, as to the Ratification of that Treaty, and the Business of the Sound.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do sign the said Credentials.

Resolved, That Colonel Ashfield be Colonel of a Regiment of Foot.

Army Commissions.

The House being informed, that divers of the Officers of the Army were at the Door;

They were called in: And, coming to the Clerk's Table, in usual Manner, Mr. Speaker acquainted them with the great Trust the Parliament reposed in them; and that the Parliament did expect Faithfulness from them to the Parliament and Commonwealth of England: And thereupon delivered unto them their Commissions; viz.

To Colonel William Packer, his Commission to be Colonel of a Regiment of Horse:

To Captain John Brockas, his Commission to be Captain * *:

To Lieutenant Wm. Woolmer, his Commission to be Lieutenant * *:

To Quarter-Master Nathaniel Shrigley, his Commission to be Quarter-Master of a Troop of Horse in MajorGeneral Lambert's Regiment:

To Lieutenant Joseph Pease, his Commission to be Lieutenant of a Troop in that Regiment:

To Captain Robert Salmon, his Commission to be Captain of a Troop of Horse, in Major General Lambert's Regiment:

To Lieutenant Henry Davies, his Commission to be Lieutenant of a Troop of Horse:

To Cornet William Moulton, his Commission to be Cornet of a Troop of Horse, in Colonel Packer's Regiment:

To Cornet Charles Pledwell, his Commission to be Cornet of a Troop of Horse, in Colonel Packer's Regiment:

To Lieutenant Thomas Medlicot, his Commission to be Lieutenant of a Troop in the same Regiment:

To Lieutenant Richard Rumball, his Commission to be Lieutenant of a Troop in the same Regiment:

To Lieutenant Edmund Rivers, his Commission to be Lieutenant of a Troop in the same Regiment:

To Captain John Spencer, his Commission to be Captain of a Troop in the same Regiment:

To Captain John Hunter, his Commission to be Captain of a Troop in the same Regiment:

To Captain Robert Hope, his Commission to be Captain of a Troop in the same Regiment:

To Captain Wm. Barrington, his Commission to be Captain of a Troop in the same Regiment:

To Major John Gladman, his Commission to be Major of the same Regiment:

To Thomas Fothergill, his Commission to be Surgeon to the said Regiment:

To John Child, his Commission to be Lieutenant of the Great President now at Sea:

To Captain John Robinson, his Commission to be Captain of a Troop.

Pass to transport a Horse.

Resolved, That a Pass be granted unto George Bayley, Servant to the Duke of Brunswick, to transport a StoneHorse for the Duke of Brunswick: And that Mr. Speaker do sign a Pass for that Purpose.