House of Commons Journal Volume 6
7 November 1649

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 7 November 1649', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 6: 1648-1651 (1802), pp. 319-320. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25781 Date accessed: 30 July 2014.


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Die Mercurii, 7 Novembris, 1649.

Prayers.

Nominating Sheriffs.

THE House this Day, according to former Order, took into Consideration the Business of Sheriffs to be nominated for the several Counties, the suceeding Year.

Resolved, upon the Question, by the Parliament, That Robert Lovett Esquire be, and is nominated and approved of to be, High Sheriff of the County of Bedford: And that the Lords Commissioners for the Great Seal do issue a Commission to him to be High Sheriff of the said County accordingly.

The like Order for * Rainton Esquire to be High Sheriff of the County of Berks.

The like Order for Richard Atkins Esquire to be High Sheriff of the County of Bucks.

The like Order for John Elliott, of St. Germins, Esquire, to be High Sheriff of the County of Cornwall.

The like Order for Charles Hayward, of Nayworth, Esquire, to be High Sheriff for the County of Cumberland.

The like Order for John Still Esquire to be High Sheriff of the County of Dorsett.

The like Order for Robert Roll Esquire to be High Sheriff of the County of Devon.

The like Order for James Clavering, of Axwell, Esquire, to be High Sheriff of the County of Duresme.

The like Order for Robert Castle Esquire to be High Sheriff for the County of Cambridge and Huntindon.

The like Order for John Dennis Esquire to be High Sheriff for the County of Gloucester.

The like Order for Sir Francis Burdett Baronet to be High Sheriff for the County of Derby.

The like Order for Sir Henry Delves Baronet to be High Sheriff of the County of Chester.

The like Order for Sir Samuel Tryan, of Halsteed, Baronet, to be High Sheriff of the County of Essex.

The like Order for Tobias Combes Esquire to be High Sheriff of the County of Hertford.

The like Order for John Skinner, of Ledbury, to be High Sheriff of the County of Hereford.

The like Order for Henry Crispe, of Queakes, to be High Sheriff for the County of Kent.

The like Order for Edmond Anderson Esquire to be High Sheriff for the County of Lincoln.

The like Order for Arthur Stanely, of West Laughton, Esquire, to be Sheriff for the County of Leicester.

The like Order for Edmond Hopwood Esquire to be High Sheriff for the County of Lancaster.

The like Order for John Norton, of Cotterstock, Esquire, to be High Sheriff for the County of Northampton.

The like Order for Wm. Clarkson Esquire to be High Sheriff of the County of Nottingham.

The like Order for Francis Neve, of Wichingham, Esquire, to be High Sheriff of the County of Norfolk.

The like Order for Ralph Delavall, of Seaton, Esquire, to be High Sheriff for the County of Northumberland.

The like Order for Edward Wray Esquire to be High Sheriff of the County of Oxon.

The like Order for Peter Tryon junior, Esquire, to be High Sheriff for the County of Rutland.

The like Order for John Carpenter, of Marten, Esquire, to be High Sheriff for the County of Surrey.

The like Order for John Offley Esquire to be High Sheriff for the County of Stafford.

The like Order for William Fowler Esquire to be High Sheriff for the County of Salop.

The like Order for John Stewkeley Esquire to be High Sheriff for the County of Southampton.

The like Order for Wiseman Bokenham Esquire to be High Sheriff for the County of Suffolk.

The like Order for Henry Bonner Esquire to be High Sheriff for the County of Sommersett.

The like Order for Sir Thomas Eversfield, of Hollington, Knight, to be High Sheriff of the County of Sussex.

The like Order for Thomas Bond, of Ogborne, Esquire, to be High Sheriff for the County of Wiltes.

The like Order for John Hanbury Esquire to be High Sheriff for the County of Worcester.

The like Order for Sir Francis Willoughby Knight to be High Sheriff for the County of Warwick.

The like Order for Lloyd Peirs Esquire to be High Sheriff for the County of Montgomery.

The like Order for Richard Middleton, of Llanfilin, Esquire, to be High Sheriff for the County of Denby.

The like Order for Humfrey Dymock Esquire to be High Sheriff for the County of Flint.

Sheriffs Accounts.

Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee, to confer with the Barons of the Exchequer, for settling a Course for the easing the Burdens of Sheriffs in passing their Accompts, and for the more easy and speedy passing Nichill Accompts in the Court of Exchequer; and to bring in an Act for that Purpose: Viz. unto Mr. Bond, Mr. Robinson, Colonel Wayte, Mr. * Challoner, Sir Henry Vane senior, Mr. Morley, Sir Henry Vane, junior, Sir Henry Mildmay, Mr. * Corbett, Alderman Pennington, Mr. Garland, Colonel Ludlow, Mr. Stapeley, Mr. Oldesworth, Colonel Thompson, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Lechmere, Mr. Say, Colonel Birch and all that will come to have Voices; or to any Three of them: And they are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon at Two of Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber; and so de die in diem.

Freeholders and Juries.

Ordered, That it be referred to the same Committee, to consider of some sit Way how the Book of Freeholders in all the Counties may be viewed and perused, so as the Abuses therein may be rectified, and, for the future, prevented; and also for some Course, That Juries may be impartially returned, for the Advantage of the People of this Nation, and the more indifferent Proceedings in their Causes; and to report the same to the House; and bring in an Act for that Purpose.

And Mr. Robinson, Mr. Reynolds, and Sir Henry Mildmay, are to take especial Care hereof.

Excise.

Ordered, That the Business of the Excise be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning, the first Business; nothing to intervene.

Claims on Publick Faith, &c.

Ordered, That the Petition touching Monies lent upon the Publick Faith, and the Business touching Potter's List, be taken into Consideration on Friday next.

Northern Officers.

Ordered, That the Report touching the Northern Officers be made on Friday Morning next.

Crown Lands.

Ordered, That the Act for further Instructions for Sale of the Crown Lands be read on Friday Morning next.

Sheriff of Bucks.

The humble Petition of Richard Beringer, late Sheriff of the County of Bucks, was this Day read.

Resolved, That the Fine of Five hundred Pounds imposed, by the Justices of Assize, upon the said Richard Beringer, Sheriff of the County of Bucks, at Aylesbury in the said County, on the Twentieth of March * , be taken off, and discharged: And that Mr. Attorney General be authorized and required to acknowledge Satisfaction, upon the Record in the Exchequer, or to do any other Act requisite for the taking off and discharging the same: And the Chief Baron, and the rest of the Barons of the Exchequer, are required to give Order for the doing thereof accordingly.

The Engagement.

Ordered, That the Words of the Engagement; viz. "I do declare and promise, That I will be true and faithful to the Commonwealth of England, as the same is now established, without King, or House of Lords;" be added to the Oath to be taken by the Sheriffs throughout England and Wales, as Part of the said Oath.

Wiredrawers, &c.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Excise, to consider of the Complaints make by the Refiners, Gold Wiredrawers, and Gilt Wiredrawers; and to examine the whole Matter; and report the same to the House; and what they think sit to be done in it: And in the mean time, to give them such Relief as they shall think sit, till the House take further Order.

Ordered, That the Committee of Goldsmiths Hall do proceed, according to the Direction formerly given them; and give an Account thereof to the House on Tuesday next: And likewise to prepare the Act, directed to be brought in by them, in pursuance of the former Votes; and likewise what they shall further think sit, for the effectual putting in Execution the Votes and Resolutions of the House therein; and to report it at the same time.

Pix Money.

An Act for Trial of the Pix Monies was this Day read; and, after some Amendments at the Table, was, upon the Question, passed.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to consider of the Standard for the Coins of this Commonwealth; and to present their Opinions to the House.