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House of Commons Journal Volume 5
2 February 1648

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 2 February 1648', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 5: 1646-1648 (1802), pp. 452-453. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25291 Date accessed: 16 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Die Mercurii, 2 Februarii, 1647.

Prayers.

Tumults lately at the Doors.

ORDERED, That the Judges of the King's Bench be required to examine such Persons as were Actors, Aiders, and Abettors, in the late horrid Tumult and Force that was at the Doors of the House, upon the Twentysixth of July last.

Probate of Wills, &c.

Mr. Hill reports certain Resolutions of the Committee to whom was referred the Consideration of the whole Business, touching the Probate of Wills, the Prerogative Office, and the Civilians.

Resolved, &c. That this shall be the Head of an Ordinance to be prepared, and brought in; viz.

That the Probate of Wills shall remain to be proceeded on and determined by the same Law as formerly they were, excepting Appeals to Archbishops and Bishops.

Mildmay thanked.

According to former Order, Mr. Speaker gave the Thanks of this House to Sir Henry Mildmay, one of the Commissioners employed upon the Commission of Oyer and Terminer, for the Tryal of Captain Burley, at Winton.

Sterling's, &c. Petition.

A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Bennett and Mr. Eltonhead;

The Lords desire to put this House in mind of a Petition, formerly sent to this House, concerning Major General Sterling and Lieutenant Colonel Marshall.

Ordered, That, on Monday Morning next, the first Business after the Reports of Goldsmiths Hall, the Report concerning Major General Sterling and Lieutenant Colonel Marshall be made; and their Petition taken into Consideration.

Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message; and will send Answer, by Messengers of their own.

Resident in Holland.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the Affairs of this Kingdom, at Derby House, to give Instructions to Walter Strickland Esquire, Resident for the Parliament with the States of the United Provinces; and to dispatch him with all convenient Speed to his Trust and Charge there.

King's Servants.

The Question was propounded, That all the Servants, now attending on the King, by Appointment of both Houses of Parliament, shall be discharged from their Attendance:

And the Question being put, Whether this Question shall be now put;

It passed with the Affirmative.

Resolved, &c. That all the Servants appointed to attend on the King, by both Houses of Parliament, shall be discharged from their Attendance.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

The Question was propounded, That the whole Number of the Family that shall be about the King shall not exceed the Number of Forty:

And the Question being put, Whether this Question shall be now put;

It passed with the Negative.

Resolved, &c. That those Servants that shall be appointed to attend the King, and their Servants, shall not exceed the Number of Thirty.

Resolved, &c. That the Governor of the Isle of Wight be hereby enjoined not to admit any greater Number than this of Thirty, to come within the Castle, to attend as Servants upon the King, or as Servants upon the King's Servants.

Resolved, &c. That it be referred to Sir Thomas Fairefax the General, to appoint such Persons as shall attend the King not exceeding the Number of Thirty.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired in all these Votes.

Sir Henry Mildmay carried them to the Lords: And was to desire, That Mr. Serjeant Wilde be added to the Committee for Oxon.

Resolved, &c. That the Minister, whom the Governor of the Isle of Wight shall appoint for the Family, shall have Allowance, after the Rate of One hundred Pounds per Annum, for the Time that he shall be upon that Service there: And that it be referred to the Committee of the Revenue to settle and make Payment of such Allowance accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of the Revenue, to consider of, and appoint a Satisfaction to be made to those Servants appointed formerly to attend the King, by both Houses, for their Service, and that are now to be discharged.

Resolved, &c. That an Instruction be prepared, to be given to the Governor of the Isle of Wight, for preventing the Admitting of any Letters or Papers to be brought to the King.

Sir James Harrington is appointed to prepare this Instruction.

Repair of Churches.

Mr. Bacon brings Answer, That the Lords will send Answer, by Messengers of their own, to the Ordinance for Repair of Churches.

Persons committed.

Resolved, &c. That Colonel James Midhupp and Edmund Priesly junior be forthwith removed, and committed Prisoners to the Prison of Newgate, in order to their Tryal.

Resolved, &c. That * Papilian be forthwith apprehended by the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House, and committed Prisoner to the Prison of Newgate, in order to his Tryal.

Soldiers in Isle of Wight, &c.

Resolved, &c. That the Money that shall be saved by Retrenching of the King's Family, shall be employed and paid by the Committee of the Revenue, for the Pay of such Soldiers as the Governor of the Isle of Wight shall think fit to raise in the Isle of Wight, for the better Security and Safety of the Isle of Wight; and of the King's Person there.

Persons to be examined.

Resolved, &c. That it be referred to Sir Robert Pye and Mr. Whittacre, Justices of Peace, forthwith to go out; and to examine Mr. Arnold, * Dangerfield, and * Howard; and to deal with them according as to Justice shall appertain.

Probate of Wills.

Ordered, That the House do, To-morrow, proceed in the Report concerning the Probate of Wills, and such like Matters.

Declaration of Non-Addresses.

Mr. Lisle reports from the Committee, the Declaration appointed to be prepared, expressing the Reasons of passing the late Votes concerning the King: The which was read; and, upon the Question, re-committed to the same Committee: Who are to bring it in again To-morrow Morning.