House of Commons Journal Volume 5
21 April 1648

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 21 April 1648', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 5: 1646-1648 (1802), pp. 538-539. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25350 Date accessed: 20 August 2014.


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Die Veneris, 21 Aprilis, 1648.

Prayers.

Bromley Manor House.

ORDERED, That the Lords Concurrence be desired in the Order of the Twentieth of April 1648, for the High Sheriff of Kent to remove Dr. Warner, and all other Persons in Possession of the Manor House of Bromley in Kent, out of the said House; and to deliver the Possession thereof to Augustine Skynner Esquire, or such Persons as he shall authorize, under his Hand and Seal, to receive the same.

Oxford University.

Mr. Rous reports from the Committee of Lords and Commons for Reformation of the University of Oxford.

Ordered, That the Thanks of this House be given to the Earl of Pembroke, Chancellor of the University of Oxon, for his great Care and Pains taken in settling the University of Oxon according to the Authority of Parliament; And Sir Gilbert Gerard, the Chancellor of the Duchy, and Mr. Rous are appointed to give Thanks to the said Chancellor of the said University of Oxon accordingly.

Ordered, That, in regard of the late Contempt of Fellows, Officers, and Members, of Colleges, in Oxford, to the Authority of Parliament, the Visitors may send a new Summons for all Fellows, Officers, and Members, of the several Colleges and Halls: And, if they do not appear, or appearing, shall not submit to the Authority of Parliament in the Visitation, that then the Visitors shall have Power to suspend for the present; and certify the same to the Committee of Lords and Commons for Reformation of the University of Oxon: Who, upon the Certificate thereof, shall have Power to remove and deprive them from their Places in the respective Colleges and Halls; and to expel them from the University: And, upon Certificate thereof from this Committee, the Heads of Houses, in their respective Colleges and Halls, with the Visitors, shall put others in their places.

Ordered, That the Order above-written be forthwith printed: And that the Visitor of the University of Oxon do forthwith publish the said Order in the said University of Oxford.

Ordered, That the Boursers and Treasurers of the Colleges in Oxford shall retain and keep such Monies as they have received, without making any Dividend, until they shall receive Order from the Committee of Lords and Commons for Reformation of the University of Oxon: And that from henceforth all Tenants, and such others as are to pay any Money, or other Duties, to any College in the University of Oxford, shall pay the same to the Heads of Houses appointed by Authority of Parliament, respectively, or to those whom they shall appoint to receive the same, and to no other: And that the Acquittance or Acquittances of such Heads of Houses, or of such as they shall appoint to receive the same, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the several Tenants for the Payment thereof accordingly, notwithstanding any Condition in their Leases to the contrary.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Message to Lords

Mr. Rous carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the several Orders touching Oxford; and the Order for putting Augustine Skynner Esquire into the Possession of the Manor House of Bromley in Kent, and other Lands.

Answer.

Mr. Rous brings Answer from the Lords, That their Lordships do agree to the several Particulars of the Message by him carried to their Lordships.

St. Albans Minister.

The humble Petition of the Inhabitants of the Borough of St. Albans, was read.

Ordered, That the Remainder of the Impropriate Rectory of Ashwell, belonging to the late dissolved Bishoprick of London, be settled for Maintenance of a Preaching Minister in the Borough of St. Albans, without Prejudice.

An Ordinance for settling of a competent Maintenance of a Preaching Minister in the Borough of St. Albans, out of the Impropriate Rectories of Ashwell and Rickmensworth, belonging to the late dissolved Bishoprick of London, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, committed unto the Committee for plundered Ministers: And they are to report it on Friday Morning next.

Rector of Ecclestion.

An Ordinance, formerly sent from the Lords, for the Making of Mr. Edward Gee Rector of the Church of Eccleston, and for providing for the Chapel of Dowglasse, in the said Parish of Eccleston, was this Day read; . . . upon the Question, passed.

Rector of Standishe.

An Ordinance for making of Mr. Paul Latham Rector of the Church of Standishe, formerly sent from the Lords, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed.

Bath Ministers.

An Ordinance for settling Maintenance of Preaching Ministers in the City of Bath, formerly sent from the Lords, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, committed unto Mr. Harrington, Mr. Lane, and Mr. Stephens: Who are presently to withdraw upon it.

Rector of Whiberton.

An Ordinance, formerly sent from the Lords, for making Mr. Thomas Lawe Rector of Whiberton in the County of Lincolne, during the natural Life of Hugh Barcrost Clerk, late Rector there, and ejected by Authority of Parliament, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed.

Marston Moysey Parish.

An Ordinance for making the Chapel of Marston Moysey in the County of Wiltess Parochial, dictinct from the Parochial Church of Moysey Hampton in the County of Gloucester, was read: And, putting in these Words, in Line Twenty-third, "is intended to," instead of these Words "of * * per Annum, will;" the Ordinance passed.

London Tythes, &c.

Ordered, That the Ordinance for the better Payment of Tythes and Duties to the Ministers within the City of London, lately passed both Houses, be forthwith printed and published.

Securing Delinquents.

An Ordinance for securing and disarming Delinquents, and preventing Tumults and Insurrections by them, was this Day read the First and Second time.

Resolved, &c. That these Words, "as they shall have Occasion to suspect to be adhering to," shall be left out of this Ordinance.

The Question being put, That the Word "actually" shall be put to the Word "adhere;"

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir Walter Erle, Tellers for the Yea: 74.
Sir Tho. Dacres, With the Yea,
Sir John Danvers, Tellers for the Noe: 71.
Sir Hen. Mildmay, With the Noe,

So that the Question passed with the Affirmative.

The Question being put, For agreeing to the Clause in this Ordinance, for inflicting the Punishment of Sequestrations;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir Michaell Livesay, Tellers for the Yea: 82.
Mr. Bond, With the Yea,
Mr. James Herbert, Tellers for the Noe: 79.
Sir Walter Erle, With the Noe,

Resolved, &c. That this Ordinance, thus amended, do pass.

Resolved, &c. That the Lords Concurrence be desired in this Ordinance.

Sir Ralph Ashton is appointed to carry it to the Lords.

Blasphemics, &c.

Ordered, That, on Friday next, the Ordinance for punishing Blasphemies, &c. be read.