Die Veneris, 14 Martii, 1650.
RESOLVED, upon the Question, by the Parliament, That the Lords Commissioners for the Great
Seal of England, be authorized to grant a Warrant for a
Writ of Ad quod damnum, to be issued under the Great
Seal of England, touching a Fortnight's Fair to be kept at
the Town of North Auckland alias Market Auckland, in the
County of Durham: And if, upon the Return thereof,
the same shall appear not to be prejudicial, but beneficial,
to the County, that then the said Lords Commissioners
for the Great Seal of England be authorized to give
Warrant to Mr. Attorney General, to prepare a Patent
for the same, in common Form: Which the said Lords
Commissioners are hereby authorized to pass under the
Great Seal accordingly.
Court of Wards.
Resolved, upon the Question by the Parliament, That
the Records lately belonging to the late Court of Wards,
be transferred into the Court of Exchequer: And that
Humfrey Salwey Esquire do take them into his Care and
Custody, as well such as are already transferred into the
said Court, as also all such Records, Evidences, and
Writings, as remain in the Custody of Hugh Audley
Esquire, as Clerk of the said late Court: Who is hereby
required to deliver them accordingly, by Inventory, to
be kept for the Benefit of the Publick: And that the said
Mr. Salwey be authorized to deliver them out, as he shall
receive Orders, from time to time, by any of the Courts
of Justice sitting at Westminster.
Ordered, by the Parliament, That the Amendments to
the Bill touching bringing in the Arrears of the late Court
of Wards be reported on Thursday-sevennight.
The humble Petition of Sir James Stonehouse Baronet,
was this Day read.
Resolved, upon the Question, by the Parliament, That
the Committee to whom the Petition of Sir James Stonehouse was referred, do require and receive from the Commissioners for Compounding, such Information as they
can give of the Matter of Fact; as also, upon hearing
both Sides and Examination of the Matter, to make Report of the whole Matter to Parliament, on Thursdaysevennight: And that the Commissioners for Compounding
be hereby required to give Order for Stay of seizing and
felling the personal Estate of Sir James Stonehouse; and
likewise to stay the Felling of Timber, and Cutting of
Underwoods, upon the Lands so sequestred, in the mean
Proachers not to be thanked.
The Question being propounded, That Thanks be
given to the Ministers that preached Yesterday before
And the Question being put, That that Question be
It passed with the Negative.
Ordered, by the Parliament, That the City Petition be
taken into Consideration on Thursday Sevennight.
Dean of Christ Church.
Mr. James Challenor reports from the Committee for
Reformation of the Universities, touching the Place of
Collegiate Dean of Christ Church.
Mr. Carill came voluntarily and of his own Accord to
this Committee; and said, That he had received this
Committee's Orders to attend the Service of Christ Church
in Oxon, as Collegiate Dean there; and, hearing that Dr.
Reynolds had subscribed the Engagement, he did before
this Committee, tender his Willingness to have him readmitted, so far as concerned himself in the Laying down
of that Place: But this Committee was then pleased to
declare their Favour for my Continuance, according to
my first Order: And, when I look upon the Date of your
first Order, I desire to beg your Pardon, that the Service
of that Place hath been retarded by me; yet not altogether by me; for, since that time, I have been ready to
give an Answer to go down and take that Charge upon
me: And, were I single, I should readily receive it; but
having imparted it to those that have a Pre-engagement
upon me here in London, I have freely consented to them
to stay: And I humbly beseech this honourable Committee to receive back that which you have so nobly and
freely given me; and here I readily and willingly give it
back:" And Mr. Carrill did deliver into the Hands of
Mr. James Challenor, being in the Chair, the Orders of
That this Committee do accept of Mr. Carill's humble
declining of the Place of Collegiate Dean of Christ
This Committee, having read their Order of the Sixth
of February instant; whereby it was resolved, That Dr.
Reynolds should not be restored; did then seriously debate,
whether Dr. Reynolds should be from henceforth constituted Collegiate Dean of Christ Church, he having subscribed the Engagement in Terms.
That it be reported to the Parliament concerning the
Disposal of the Place of Collegiate Dean of Christ Church:
And Mr. Challenor is desired to make his Report.
Mr. Challoner tendered a Petition of the Vice Chancellor and others of the University of Oxford.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That this Petition be
The said Petition was now read accordingly; and was
intituled, "The humble Petition of the Vice Chancellor,
Doctors, the Proctors, Heads of Houses, and others, of
the University of Oxford."
The Question being propounded, That Mr. John
Owen be, and is hereby, constituted Collegiate Dean of
Christ Church in the University of Oxford;
The Question being put, That that Question be now
The House was divided.
The Noes went forth.
||Tellers for the Noes:
||With the Noes,
Sir Henry Vane,
||Tellers for the Yeas:
||With the Yeas,
So it passed with the Affirmative.
And the main Question being put;
It was Resolved, by the Parliament, That Mr. John
Owen be, and is hereby constituted Collegiate Dean of
Christ Church in the University of Oxford.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That it be referred to the
Committee for the regulating the Universities, to see this
Vote put in Execution, accordingly.
The House, according to former Order, adjourned
itself to Tuesday Morning next, at Eight of Clock.