Die Mercurii, 18 Julii, 1649.
MR. Love reports from the Committee for Advance
of Monies, the Delinquency of Mr. Abbot, Register of the Prerogative Court; how he removed his
Office to Oxford, sent Five hundred Pounds to the King
at Oxford, and sent Horses; which Particulars were
proved upon Oath: And that Mr. Oldesworth and Mr.
Parker be commended to the Place, for a joint Interest
in the Place: And that a Patent be passed accordingly.
Resolved, &c. That this House is satisfied upon the
Report of the Committee, That the said * Abbott is a Delinquent; and that his said Office ought to be sequestered.
Resolved, &c. That Michael Oldisworth and Henry
Parker Esquires, do hold, receive, and enjoy the Profits
of the said Office, by way of Sequestration, to their own
Use, during the Pleasure of this House.
Probate of Wills, &c.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to consider
what is fit to be done in the Business of Probate of
Wills, Administrations of Marriages, and Divorce, be
revived: And that Mr. Myles Corbett, Colonel Morley,
Sir Henry Vane, Colonel Venn, Mr. Gurdon, Mr. Dove,
Colonel Harrison, Mr. Bond, Mr. Salway, Mr. Challoner,
Sir Peter Wentworth, Colonel Purefoy, Colonel Fleetwood, Mr. Scott, Mr. Darley, Lords Commissioners for
the Great Seal, Mr. Millington, Sir John Trevor, Mr.
Hayes, Colonel Bosvile, Mr. Lister, Mr. Clement, Mr.
Say, Mr. Hollowes, Sir William Masham, Colonel Downes,
Colonel George Fleetwood, be added to that Committee:
And this Committee are to meet in the Queen's Court,
at Two of the Clock To-morrow in the Afternoon; and
to fit de die in diem.
And the special Care hereof is committed to Sir Peter
Wentworth, and Mr. Myles Corbett.
Ordered, That Dr. Barber be continued * * * *;
and do act as formerly.
Ordered, That the Members of this House do consider
of fit Persons, for the Execution of the several Offices
for Probate of Wills in Ecclesiastical Courts, within the
several Counties, until this House shall settle the Business
in some other Way; and bring in their Names to the
House on This-day-sevennight.
Ordered, That the same Committee have Power to
take into Consideration, how to prevent clandestine Marriages, and the Abuses therein, contrary to Ordinances of
Parliament; and prepare an Act, to be reported to the
House for that Purpose.
Ministers of Religion.
Mr. Love reports an Act to enable the granting the
Institutions and Inductions, upon legal Presentations,
to fit and able Clerks, presented to Parsonages and
Which was this Day read the First and Second time;
and, upon the Question, committed to Colonel Morley,
Sir Wm. Masham, Sir John Danvers, Sir Hen. Vane, Mr.
Gurdon, Mr. Bond, Mr. Holland, Mr. Say, Mr. Salway,
Mr. Love, Commissioners of the Great Seal, Alderman
Atkin, Alderman Penington, Sir John Trevor, Mr. Hayes,
Mr. Pierpoynt, Mr. Carey Raueleigh, Mr. Lister, Colonel Bosvile, Mr. Myles Corbett, Colonel Purefoy, Mr.
Oldsworth, Colonel Temple; or any Five of them: And
all that come to have Voices: and the Committee are to
meet in the Exchequer Chamber, To-morrow in the
Afternoon at Two of the Clock: And this Committee
are to consider what Persons have been instituted and
inducted by Dr. Aylett, since the Taking away of Bishops;
and to remove them, if they see Cause: and they are
likewise to take into Consideration the regulating Fees
for Institutions and Inductions; and report it to the
Ordered, That Mr. Millington do report the Business of
Colonel Thornhaugh on Saturday next, the first Business;
nothing to intervene.
Mr. Gurdon reports Amendments to the Act touching
New England: Which were twice read.
Resolved, &c. That, instead of these Words, in the
Amendment, "shall conduce for the Maintaining of the
Universities of Cambridge in New England, and other
Schools and Nurseries of Learning there, and for the
Preaching and Propagating of the Gospel among the
Natives," these Words be inserted; viz. "shall best and
principally conduce to the Preaching and Propagating of
the Gospel of Jesus Christ amongst the Natives, and also
for Maintaining of Schools and Nurseries of Learning, for
the better Educating of the Children of the Natives."
And the same being so amended, the Amendments,
being put to the Question, were agreed; and the Bill, with
these Amendments, ordered to be ingrossed; and to be
brought in to the House, and read, on Friday Morning;
nothing to intervene.
Ordered, That the Business of the Excise and Customs
be taken into Consideration on Monday next; and so to
be proceeded in.
Ordered, That the Lieutenant of the Tower of London
do permit Lieutenant Colonel John Lilborne do go out
of the Tower, to visit his Wife and Children, being
sick, upon such Security as the Lieutenant of the Tower
shall think fit, to render himself again to the Prison of
Late King's Servants.
Sir Henry Vane reports from the Committee of Revenue, their Opinions touching the Servants of the late
King, Queen, and their Children, That the Committee
doth propose, That the Servants of the late King, Queen,
and their Children, that staid here, may receive such
competent Allowances for the future, as the House shall
think fit: And that those Servants that were comprised
in the Articles of Oxford, Exeter, and other Places, are
worthy of Consideration for Relief: And, upon perusing
the Articles of Oxford, the Committee finds in the Close
of the Nineteenth Article, That the Servants were to
apply themselves to the Committee for the Revenue for
Subsistence, until his Majesty should otherwise provide
for, and dispose of them; in regard whereof, and the
Death of the late King, they are destitute of all further
Relief, but what the Parliament shall please to order for