House of Commons Journal Volume 7
10 March 1660

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 10 March 1660', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 7: 1651-1660 (1802), pp. 868-871. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=24952 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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Saturday, March 10th, 1659.

Prayers.

London Militia.

A BILL for settling the Militia for the City of London; and Liberties thereof, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Major-General Alderman Browne, Sir Wm. Wheeler, Mr. Attorney Lechmere, Mr. Pryn, Sir Walter Earle, Mr. Weaver: And that they do presently withdraw; and amend this Bill.

Resolved, That Alderman Major-General Browne's Name be placed in this Bill, next after Alderman Vyner.

Resolved, That the same Qualifications be inserted in this Bill, as are in the general Bill for settling the Militia.

Resolved, That this Bill shall continue for One Year, or until the Parliament take other Order.

Debts.

Resolved, That Mr. Crew do bring in the Bill for Payment of some Debts on Monday Morning.

London Militia.

Mr. Pryn reports, Amendments to the Bill for settling the Militia for the City of London: Which were twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.

Ordered, That this Bill be ingrossed.

Sheriff of Hertford.

Resolved, That Robert Diser, of Branhen, Esquire, be, and is hereby, nominated and approved of to be Sheriff of the County of Hertford: and that the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal do pans a Patent to him to be Sheriff of the County of Hertford, accordingly.

Militia.

A Bill for settling the Militia for England and Wales was this Day read the Third time.

Resolved, That John Crew of Crew-Hall be added a Commissioner for the Militia for the County of Chester.

The Question being put, That Wm. Thompson do stand a Commissioner for the Militia in the County of Cumberland;

It passed with the Negative.

Resolved, That Henry Ashford do stand a Commissioner for the Militia in the County of Devon.

Saturday, March 10th, 1659; Afternoon.

Militia.

THE House proceeded upon the Bill for settling the Militia.

A Rider, in Parchment, was tendered to this Bill, That Wm. Lord Widdrington, John Archer, one of the Justices of the Common-Pleas, John Disney Esquire, Wm. Bard, Theophilus Hardnenesse, Wm. Dowman, Wm. Thompson, Esquires, John Beck, Robert Marshall, Aldermen, Edward Emis, John Oliver, and * Hall Alderman, be added Commissioners for the Militia for the County of Lyncolne, and City and County of the same: Which was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.

Another Rider was tendered to this Bill, That the Lord General George Moncke, Sir Thomas Widdrington, one of the Commissioners for the Great Seal, John Glyn Serjeant at Law, * Maynard Serjeant at Law, Joseph Ash Esquire, Thomas Waller Serjeant at Law, Christopher Abdy Esquire, be added Commissioners for the Militia for the County of Middlesex: Which was read; and agreed unto; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.

A Rider was tendered to this Bill, That * Grey Esquire, Sir Wm. Boothby, John Ferrers, Henry Sacheverell, Gilbert Thacker, Robert Egre, Nicholas Willimot, Charles Agard, George Sitwell, John Spatman, Godfrey Clerke, Esquires, Roger Mestree Gentleman, John Dalton Alderman of Derby, George Vernon Esquire, be added Commissioners for the Militia for the County of Derby: Which was read; and agreed unto; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.

A Rider was tendered to this Bill, That Sir Ralph Ashton, Colonel Ashton, Mr. Robert Hide, Mr. Edmund Hopwood, Mr. John Lightboune, Mr. John Bradshawe of Bradshaw, Colonel Richard Standish, Mr. Alexander Norris, Sir Richard Houghton, Mr. John Hoortley of Strangewith, Mr. Lawrence Rostherne, Mr. Hugh Cooper, Mr. John Warren, Mr. John Mollineux, Colonel Gilbert Ireland, Major Henry Ogles, the Mayor of Preston for the Time being, Mr. George Pigot, Mr. Evan Wall, Mr. Richard King, Mr. Alexander Rigby of Preston, Mr. Alexander Rigby of Layton, Mr. Christopher Parker, Colonel Richard Shuttleworth, Colonel John Starkey, Colonel Ughtred Shuttleworth, Colonel Nicholas Shuttleworth, Mr. Thomas Bradwell, of Portfeild, Mr. John Halstead, Mr. Ralph Levisey, Sir Robert Binlost, Major Henry Porter, Mr. Adam Sands, be added Commissioners for the Militia for the County of Lancaster: Which was read; and agreed unto; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.

A Rider was tendered to this Bill, That Captain John Wright, Captain Wm. Archer, John Birchet, Mr. John Wright, Mr. Henry Dethick, Mr. Thomas Tomlins, Mr. John Hawes, Mr. John Winterborne, to be added Commissioners for the Hamlets of the Tower: Which was read; and agreed unto; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.

A Rider was tendered to this Bill, That Tho. Boone, Christopher Martyn, John Drake, of Ivybridge, Esquires, the Mayor of Dartmouth for the Time being, Samuell Serle, Wm. Fowell, Esquires, John Prowse, of Hillersden, be added Commissioners for the Militia for the County of Devon: Which was read; and agreed unto; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.

A Rider was tendered to this Bill, That Sir Francis Lawley Baronet be added a Commissioner for the Militia for Staffordshire: Which was read; and agreed unto; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.

A Rider was tendered to this Bill, That John Pyne Esquire be added a Commissioner for the Militia for the County of Somersett: Which was read.

And the Question being put, That this be Part of the Bill;

It passed with the Negative.

A Rider being tendered to this Bill, That Sir Henry Mildmay be added a Commissioner for the Militia for the County of Essex; and read;

And the Question being put, That this be Part of the Bill;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Colonel Lister, Tellers for the Yeas: 29.
Mr. Annesley, With the Yeas,
Colonel Birch, Tellers for the Noes: 76.
Mr. Trevor, With the Noes,

So it passed with the Negative.

A Rider was tendered to this Bill, That Thomas Scot Esquire be added a Commissioner for the Militia in the County of Surrey: Which was read the First time.

And the Question being put, That this be read the Second time;

It passed with the Negative.

A Rider was tendered to this Bill, That Edward Feild, George Poyner, Esquires, James Wilmot Gentleman, Stephen Soames, Ralph Darnall, Esquires, be added Commissioners for the Militia for Hertfordshire: Which was read; and agreed unto; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.

A Rider was tendered to this Bill, That James Brockman Esquire, Henry Paramore Esquire, Wm. Boothby, Maximilian Dallison, and Edward Nutt, Esquires, be added Commissioners for the Militia for the County of Kent: Which was read; and agreed unto; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.

A Rider was tendered to this Bill, That Wm. Forster Esquire, Christopher Eggleton Esquire, Nicholas Bradshaw Esquire, be added Commissioners for the Militia for the County of Bucks: Which was read the First time.

And the Question being put, That this be read a Second time.

It passed with the Negative.

Another Rider was tendered to this Bill, That Sir George Booth Baronet, Richard Holland, Peirs Leigh, Ralph Ashton of Middleton, Lawrence Rostorne, James Duckenfeild, Gilbert Ireland, Tho. Greenehalgh, Esquires, be added also Commissioners for the Militia for the County of Lancaster: Which was read; and agreed unto; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.

A Rider was tendered to this Bill, That Wm. Widdrington Esquire be added a Commissioner for the Militia for the County of Northumberland: Which was read; and agreed unto; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.

Another Rider was tendered to this Bill, That Algernon Earl of Northumberland be added a Commissioner for the Militia for the said County of Northumberland: Which was read; and agreed unto; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.

A Rider was tendered to this Bill, That Edward Warren, Major Wm. Fallowes, Captain Thomas Partington, Captain Edward Alcock, be added Commissioners for the Militia for Cheshire: Which was read; and agreed unto; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.

A Rider was tendered to this Bill, That Sir Francis Lawley Baronet, Wm. Okeley Esquire, Thomas Moore, Thomas Jobber, Gentlemen, be added Commissioners for the Militia for the County of Salop: Which was read: and agreed unto; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.

A Rider was tendered to this Bill, That Philip Sherard, Charles Halford, and Thomas Baker, be added Commissioners for the Militia for the County of Rutland: Which was read; and agreed unto; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.

Militia.

A Rider was tendered to this Bill, That the Mayor of Windsor for the Time being, be added a Commissioner for the Militia for the County of Berks: Which was read: and agreed unto; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.

A Rider was tendered to this Bill, That Thomas Goddard Esquire, Sir John Curson Knight and Baronet, and Wm. Boothby Esquire, be added Commissioners for the Militia for the County of Leicester: Which was read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.

Another Rider was tendered to this Bill, That Walter Rading Esquire be added a Commissioner for the Militia for the said County of Leicester: Which was read; and agreed unto; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.

Another Rider was tendered to this Bill, That Francis Hacker, Wm. Boothby, Esquires, Wm. Hubert, Clement Needham, Gentlemen, the Mayor of Leicester for the Time being, and Alderman Ludlam, be added Commissioners for the Militia for the said County of Leicester: Which was read; and agreed unto; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.

Another Rider was tendered to this Bill, That Sir George Villers Baronet, Alexander Baker Alderman of Leicester, Tho. Merry, Wm. Boothby, Richard Orton, Thomas Armston, Tho. Hood, John Needham of Ashburston, Beaumont Dixie, Richard Halford, Esquires, Sir Tho. Halford, Baronet, Francis Smaly, Walter Rudding, Wm. Hartopp, Richard Lister, John Chamberleyn, Richard Breudmell, Esquires, be added Commissioners for the Militia for the said County of Leicester Which was read; and agreed unto; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.

Another Rider was tendered to this Bill, That John Lord Rosse, Bennett Lord Sherrard, James Winstanley, John Cave, Theophilus Cave, John Farmer, Theophilus Bernard, Tho. Johnson, John Morton senior, be added Commissioners for the Militia for the said County of Leicester: Which was read; and agreed unto; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.

A Rider was tendered to this Bill, That Sir Tho. Middleton Knight, and Thomas Middleton Esquire, be added Commissioners for the Militia for the County of Denby: Which was read; and agreed unto; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.

A Rider was tendered to this Bill, That John Mitchell Esquire be added a Commissioner for the Militia for the County of Dorsett: Which was read; and agreed unto; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.

A Rider was tendered to this Bill, That Viscount Chaworth, Wm. Willobey, Sir Wm. Hickman, Sir Thomas Williamson, Cliford Clifton, Anthony Eyre, Robert Peirpoint, Bryan Broughton, John How, Thomas White, Penniston Whalley, Charles White, Huntington Plumtree, Acton Burnell, Samuell Bordman, Thomas Maxloe, Wm. Savile, and William Willoughbey, be added Commissioners for the Militia for the County of Nottingham: Which was read; and agreed unto; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.

A Rider was tendered to this Bill, That the Earl of Oxford be added a Commissioner for the Militia for the County of Essex: Which was read; and agreed unto; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.

A Rider was tendered to this Bill, That Richard Earl of Dorsett, Henry Bulstrode, Dennys Ashburnham, Wm. Morley, Esquires, be added Commissioners for the Militia for the County of Sussex: Which was read; and agreed unto; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.

A Rider was tendered to this Bill, That John Hyne be added a Commissioner for the Militia for the County of Surrey: Which was read; and agreed unto; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.

A Rider was tendered to this Bill, That Sir Richard Nappier Knight, and Doctor in Physick, be added a Commissioner for the Militia in the County of Middlesex: Which was read; and agreed unto; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.

Resolved, That no more Riders to this Bill shall be received, but those only which have been tendered, and are now upon the Table.

A Rider was tendered to this Bill, That Algernon Earl of Northumberland, Lord Wharton, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Henry Tolson, Thomas Lamplugh, John Senhouse of Netherhall, Richard Skelton, Richard Brothwaite, Wm. Pennington of Seaton, Wilfrid Lawson, Thomas Wharton, Esquires, the Mayor of Carlisle for the Time being, be added Commissioners for the Militia for the County of Cumberland: Which was read; and agreed unto; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.

A Rider, in Parchment, was tendered to this Bill, That James Fyennes Esquire be added a Commissioner for the Militia for the County of Gloucester: Which was read; and agreed unto; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.

A Rider was tendered to this Bill, That Sir Thomas Lewis Knight, Richard Lougher, Thomas Mathew, Thomas Carne, Edward Mathew, Gabriell Lewis, John Carne, Thomas Lewis, and Wm. Bassett, Esquires, be added Commissioners for the Militia for the County of Glamorgan: Which was read; and agreed unto; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.

A Rider was tendered to this Bill, That Colonel Thomas Lister, John Baber Esquire, Thomas Bayles, Alexander Pym, Charles Pym, Ralph Halsell, Robert Payton, and Captain Thomas Wytham, be added Commissioners for the Militia for the City of Westminster, and Liberties thereof: Which was read; and agreed unto; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.

A Rider was tendered to this Bill, That the Earl of Manchester, Sir Henry Francis Lee Baronet, and Edmund Varney Esquire, be added Commissioners for the Militia for the County of Bucks: Which was read; and agreed unto; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.

A Rider was tendered to this Bill, That Allan Bellingham, Richard Brathwaite, Thomas Wharton, Edward Nevison, Esquires, Richard Tolson Esquire, Robert Hebblethwaite, John Foxcroft, and Roger Bradley Gentlemen, be added Commissioners for the Militia for the County of Westmerland: Which was read; and agreed unto; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.

A Rider was tendered to this Bill, That Sir Henry Platers Knight and Baronet be added a Commissioner for the County of Norfolk: Which was read; and agreed unto; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.

A Rider was tendered to this Bill, That Richard Price of Aberbecham, and Robert Griffiths, Esquires, be added Commissioners for the Militia for the County of Montgomery: Which was read; and agreed unto; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.

A Rider was tendered to this Bill, That Charles Lord St. John, Sir George Savill, Sir Robert Nappier Baronet, Richard Tolson Esquire, Phillip Howard, James Darcy, Esquires, Mr. John Troutbeck, Surgeon-General, and John Rawson, be added Commissioners for the Militia for the County of Yorke: Which was read; and agreed unto; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.

Another Rider was tendered, That the Bailiffs of Scarborough for the Time being be added Commissioners for the Militia for the said County of Yorke: Which was read; and agreed unto; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.

A Rider was tendered to this Bill, That Hasting Ingram, and Wm. Underhill, Esquires, be added Commissioners for the Militia for the County of Warwick: Which was read; and agreed unto; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.

A Rider was tendered to this Bill, That Colonel Wm. Eyre, and Joseph Ash Esquire, be added Commissioners for the Militia for the County of Wilts: Which was read; and agreed unto; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.

A Rider was tendered to this Bill, That Earl of Bedford, Earl of Bollingbrooke, Earl of Elgin, and James Beverley Esquire, be added Commissioners for the Militia for the County of Bedford: Which was read; and agreed unto; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.

A Rider was tendered to this Bill, That Wm. Morgan Esquire, and Wm. Taylor of Wilscoate Gentlemen, be added Commissioners for the Militia for the County of Oxon: Which was read; and agreed unto; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.

Resolved, That this shall be the Title of this Bill; viz. An Act for settling the Militia for England and Wales.

A Proviso was tendered to this Bill, in these Words: viz. "Provided that no Commissioner, in this Act named, shall exercise any of the Powers and Authorities herein mentioned, until he, in the Presence of Five or more of the said Commissioners, shall first acknowlege and subscribe, under his Hand, in these Words following; viz. "I do acknowlege and declare, That the War, undertaken by the Parliament, against the Forces raised by the late King, and his Adherents, was just and lawful:" Which Acknowlegement and Subscription shall be registred in a Book to be kept for that Purpose, by the Clerk or Register to the Commissioners of the said respective Counties and Places in this Act mentioned: Which said Acknowlegement or Subscription the said Commissioners, or any Five or more of them, are hereby authorized and required to take, accordingly."

Which was read the First time.

Resolved, That this Proviso be read a Second time.

The said Proviso was read a Second time, accordingly.

Resolved, That Sir Wm. Lewis, Mr. Serjeant Maynard, Mr. Crewe, Mr. Pryn, Mr. Annesley, Mr. Serjeant Glynn, Mr. Solicitor Ellys, Mr. Shapcot, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Mr. John Stephens, Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper, Mr. Weaver, Colonel John Birch, Colonel Rosseter, or any Three of them, do meet, in the Speaker's Chamber, on Monday Morning, at Eight of the Clock; and amend this Proviso, upon the Debate of the House, against Monday Morning: And that it extend, as well to the Commissioned Officers, as to the Commissioners: And that Mr. Serjeant Maynard and Sir Wm. Lewis do take care of it.

The Question being put, That there be Liberty given to tender any other Provisoes to this Bill, than have been already tendered;

It passed with the Negative.

London Militia.

Resolved, That the Bill for settling the Militia of London be read, the first Business, on Monday Morning next.

The House adjourns till Monday Morning, Eight Clock.