Wednesday, January 11th, 1659.
Custos Rotulorum of Westminster.
RESOLVED, upon the Question, by the Parliament, That this House doth approve of Thomas Scot
Esquire, nominated by the Governors of the School and
Almshouses of Westminster, to be Custos Rotulorum of
the City and Liberties of Westminster: And, It is
Ordered, That the Records be forthwith delivered to the
said Thomas Scot, or such Person or Persons as he shall appoint, under his Hand, to receive the same: And all Person
or Persons whom it doth or may concern, be and are required
and enjoined to deliver the said Records accordingly: And
the Commissioners for Custody of the Great Seal are
hereby authorized and required to pass a Confirmation of
the said Office of Custos Rotulorum unto the said Thomas
Scot, under the Great Seal, in usual Form, accordingly.
Lieutenant of the Tower.
A Commission, constituting Herbert Morley Esquire
Lieutenant of the Tower of London, during the Pleasure
of the Parliament, was read; and, upon the Question,
Colonel Morley came from his Place; and, making his
Obeisance, came up to the Clerk's Table: And Mr. Speaker
acquainted him with the great Trust the Parliament reposed
in him; and that the Parliament expected Faithfulness
from him to the Parliament and Commonwealth: And
thereupon delivered him his Commission to be Lieutenant
of the Tower of London.
Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee, to consider, What Improvement and Advantage may be made
of the Tower of London, or any Appurtenant thereunto
belonging; and report their Opinion therein to the Parliament; viz. Mr. Weaver, Colonel Morley, Sir Henry
Mildmay, Mr. Sey, Mr. Ralegh, Mr. * Goodwin, Colonel
Harvey, Mr. John Lenthall, Colonel Thompson, Sir John
Bourchier, Sir Peter Wentworth, Sir James Harrington,
Sir Arthur Hesilrig, Mr. Challoner, Mr. Solicitor Reynolds, Mr. Garland, Mr. Skynner, Mr. Love, Mr. Pury;
or any Five of them: And are to meet in the Speaker's
Chamber, at Two of the Clock, To-morrow in the
Clerk of Parliament, &c.
Ordered, That Mr. Millington do make the Report
touching the settling the Offices of Clerk of the Parliament,
and Clerk-Assistant, on this Day Sevennight.
Ordered, That the Report touching nominating Judges
be made on Saturday Morning next: And that it be referred to the same Committee, to bring in the Names of
Judges for Probate of Wills, and Court of Admiralty:
And that they report it the same Day to the Parliament.
And the said Committee are to meet this Afternoon, in
the Speaker's Chamber.
A Bill for constituting a Committee for the Army, and
Treasurers at War, was this Day read the First time.
Ordered, That this Bill be read the Second time To-morrow Morning.
A Bill, disabling Persons to elect, or be elected to this
present Parliament, was this Day read the Second time;
and, upon the Question committed; viz. unto Mr. Nevill, Lord Commissioner Lisle, Sir Arthur Hesilrig, Sir
Henry Mildmay, Mr. West, Mr. Dormer, Mr. Millington, Mr. Cawley, Mr. Lenthall, Colonel White, Colonel
Martin, Mr. Robinson, Colonel Morley, Lord Chief-Baron Wild, Sir Anth. Ashley Cooper, Mr. Skynner, Mr.
Solicitor Reynolds, Mr. Goodwin, Colonel James Temple,
Colonel Harvey, Mr. Boone, Mr. Love, Mr. Wallop,
Mr. Pury, Lord Monson, Mr. Oldsworth, Colonel Dove,
Alderman Pennington, Mr. Corbet, Colonel Walton, Colonel Lister, Sir James Harrington, Sir Tho. Wroth, Mr.
Sey: And all that come to have Voices: And are to
consider, In what manner this Parliament may be made,
so as to be a Foundation for future Parliaments, and the
Settlement of the Nation, as to that Particular: And this
Committee are to meet To-morrow Morning, at Seven of
the Clock, in the Exchequer-Chamber: And Mr. Corbet
is to take care of it.
Colonel Walton reports from the Council of State, That
the Officers of the several Regiments may be taken into
Consideration, and dispatched; and that Commissions may
be speedily granted unto them; and especially the Officers
of Colonel Crooke's Regiment, in the first place, if they
so please: And that the Parliament will be pleased to take
into Consideration the Business concerning Money.
A List of the Names of Officers of Colonel Crooke his
Regiment of Horse, were read; viz.
1. Unton Crooke, Colonel and Captain; Charles Crooke,
Captain-Lieutenant; George Rogers, Cornet; Henry
2. George Sedascue, Major and Captain; Richard Farley, Lieutenant; Christopher Hutton, Cornet; Robert Dand,
3. Nathaniell Whetham, Captain; Robert Farrer,
Lieutenant; Martin Pigott, Cornet; Tho. Denton,
4. Noell Boteler, Captain; Henry Panckridge, Lieutenant; Tho. Cooper, Cornet; Tho. Bowler, Quarter-master.
5. David Gascoigne, Captain; Wm. Upcott, Lieutenant; Tho. Berry, Cornet; Wm. Platt, Quarter-master.
6. Tho. Randall, Captain; Robert Farrer, Lieutenant;
John Clement, Cornet; * *, Quarter-master.
And the said Names being severally put to the Question;
Resolved, That Colonel Unton Crooke be Colonel of a
Regiment of Horse, and Captain of a Troop in the same.
Resolved, That Charles Crooke be Captain-Lieutenant
of the said Regiment.
Resolved, That George Rogers be Cornet of the said
Troop, whereof the said Colonel is Captain.
Resolved, That Henry Draper be Quarter-master of the
Resolved, That Major George Sedascue be Major of this
Regiment, and Captain of a Troop in the same.
Resolved, That Richard Farley be Lieutenant of this
Resolved, That Christopher Hutton be Cornet of this
Resolved, That Robert Dand be Quarter-master to this
Resolved, That Nathaniell Whetham be Captain of a
Troop in the said Regiment.
Resolved, That * * * *.
Resolved, That Martin Pigot be Cornet to this Troop.
Resolved, That Tho. Denton be Quarter-master to this
Resolved, That Noell Boteler be Captain of a Troop in
Resolved, That Henry Pankridge be Lieutenant of this
Resolved, That Thomas Cooper be Cornet of this Troop.
Resolved, That Thomas Bowler be Quarter-master of
Resolved, That David Gascoigne be Captain of a Troop
in this Regiment.
Resolved, That Wm. Upcot be Lieutenant of this Troop.
Resolved, That Thomas Berry be Cornet of this Troop.
Resolved, That Wm. Plat be Quarter-master of this
Resolved, That John Randolph be Captain of a Troop
in this Regiment.
Resolved, That Robert Farrer be Lieutenant of this
Resolved, That John Clement be Cornet of this Troop.
A Commission, constituting Unton Crooke Colonel of a
Regiment of Horse and Captain of a Troop of Horse, was
Resolved, That, next after the Word "State," these
Words be added, "appointed by Authority of Parliament."
And the said Commission, so amended, was agreed
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker be, and is hereby, impowered to sign the said Commission, and such other
Commissions of other Officers as shall be passed by the
The House being informed, That Colonel Unton Crooke
was at the Door;
He was called in ; and making his Obeisance, came up
to the Clerk's Table: And Mr. Speaker acquainted
him with the great Trust the Parliament reposed in him;
and that the Parliament did expect Faithfulness from him
to the Parliament and Commonwealth of England: And
thereupon delivered him his Commission to be Colonel of
a Regiment of Horse.
Resolved, That Colonel Valentine Walton be Colonel
and Captain of the Regiment late of Colonel Morley.
Resolved, That Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper Baronet be
Colonel of that Regiment of Horse, whereof Lieutenant-General Fleetwood was Colonel.