House of Commons Journal Volume 6
18 May 1649

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 18 May 1649', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 6: 1648-1651 (1802), pp. 211-212. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25663 Date accessed: 28 August 2014.


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Die Veneris, 18 Maii, 1649.

Prayers.

Probate of Wills.

AN Act for establishing several Courts for Probate of Wills, determining Causes Testamentory, of Marriage, Divorce, Appeals, &c. in England and Wales, was this Day read the First time.

And the Question being put, That this Bill be rejected;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Mr. Holland, Tellers for the Yeas: 38.
Mr. Rigby, With the Yeas,
Mr. Hill, Tellers for the Noes: 26.
Mr. Salway, With the Noes,

And so it passed with the Affirmative; And was

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be rejected.

Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee to consider what is fit to be done in the Business of Probate of Wills, Administrations, Marriages and Divorce, upon the Debate now had in the House; and to prepare and bring in a Bill for the Settling of a Way for Relief in such Cases.

Tythes.

The Question being propounded, That the same Committee do also consider of the Business of Tythes;

The Question being put, That that Question be now put;

The House was divided.

The Noes went forth.

Lord Grey, Tellers for the Noes: 31.
Colonel Rich, With the Noes:
Mr. Allen, Tellers for the Yeas: 35.
Colonel Purefoy, With the Yeas,

And so it passed with the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put, That the same Committee do also consider of the Business of Tythes in the same Act;

The House was again divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Mr. Allen, Tellers for the Yeas: 33.
Colonel Purefoy, With the Yeas,
Lord Grey, Tellers for the Noes: 34.
Colonel Rich, With the Noes,

So it passed with the Negative.

Mr. Lechmere, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Garland, Mr. Long, Mr. Hill, Mr. Holland, Sir Gregory Norton, Mr. Scott, Mr. Tho. Challenor, Mr. Martyn, Colonel Venn; or any Three of them: And this Committee are to meet To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Murder of Dr. Dorislaus.

Sir Henry Vane junior reports from the Council of State, a Letter from Mr. Strickland, from the Hagh, of 20/10 Maii 1649: Which was this Day read: And Instructions for Sir Oliver Fleminge, to be observed in his Address to the Lord Ambassador of the High and Mighty Lords the States General of the United Provinces, concerning the Murder of Dr. Dorislaus: Which were this Day read.

Mr. Speaker presented to the House a Letter, directed, "To the honourable Parliament of England, from the Ambassador Ordinary from the High and Mighty Lords the States of Holland:" Which, with other Papers sent from the Ambassadors, were this Day read.

Resolved, &c. That the Parliament of England, upon Consideration of what hath been represented from the Lord Joachimi, the Ambassador in Ordinary from the States General, and from Mr. Strickland their Resident, do declare, That they take in very good Part the Affections testified by the Provincial States of Holland and West Friesland, to this Commonwealth, in the just and tender Sense they have of the horrid Fact committed on Dr. Dorislaus; and their Care of future Security to Mr. Strickland their Resident: That they doubt not but they shall find the same tender Sense and Care from the States General: They do take in very good Part the Affections expressed by the said Lord Ambassador; and desire his Endeavours still to continue the good Correspondency between the Two Nations: That, for further Answer, the Parliament doth refer the said Lord Ambassador to the Council of State, to whom the Parliament hath given Power herein.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to communicate the Sense of the Parliament unto the said Lord Ambassador, as the Answer of the Parliament, with such further Inlargement as they shall in their Wisdoms think fit: And also that it be referred to the Council of State, to take into Consideration what may be fit or convenient to make any further Address to the States General of the United Provinces, by an Ambassador Extraordinary, for settling a more near and firm Union between the Two Nations.

Sir Henry Vane junior reports. Amendments to a Declaration of the Parliament of England, touching the horrid Murder of Dr. Dorislaus: Which were this Day read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.

And the said Declaration, so amended, being put to the Question, passed; and ordered to be forthwith printed and published.