House of Commons Journal Volume 6
30 May 1651

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 30 May 1651', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 6: 1648-1651 (1802), pp. 581-582. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26129 Date accessed: 21 August 2014.


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Friday, the 30 of May, 1651.

Prayers.

Letters read.

SIR Arthur Hesilrig reports from the Council of State, A Letter from Major General Lambert, of the Five-and-twentieth Day of May, 1651, from Edenburgh.

Which was this Day read.

And also a Letter from Edinburgh, of the Four-andtwentieth of May 1651, was this Day read.

Fast Day.

Resolved, by the Parliament, That Wednesday next, being the Fourth Day of June, be a Day set apart for the solemn Seeking the Lord for his Blessing upon our Forces by Sea and Land; and the Continuance of his Presence with them; to be kept by the Parliament in Margarett's Church, in Westminster.

The Question being put, That the Number of Ministers to carry on the Work of that Day be Three;

The House was divided.

The Noes went forth.

Sir Arthure Hesilrig, Tellers for the Noes: 31.
Sir John Danvers, With the Noes,
Sir Wm. Masham, Tellers for the Yeas: 23.
Sir James Harrington, With the Yeas,

So it passed with the Negative.

Preachers appointed.

Ordered, by the Parliament, That Mr. Owen, Dean of Christ Church, be desired to preach before the Parliament at Margarett's, Westminster, on Wednesday next, the Fourth of June 1651; being a Day set apart for the solemn Seeking the Lord for the Blessing upon our Forces by Sea and Land, and the Continuance of his Presence with them.

Ordered, That Sir Wm. Masham do give Mr. Owen Notice hereof.

Ordered, That Mr. Carill be desired to preach before the Parliament at Margarett's, Westminster, on Wednesday next, the Fourth Day of June 1651; being a Day set apart for the solemn Seeking the Lord for his Blessing upon our Forces by Sea and Land, and the Continuance of his Presence with them.

Ordered, That Alderman Allein do give Mr. Carill Notice hereof.

Delinquents Estates.

The House this Day resumed the Debate upon the Bill for Sale of Delinquents Estates.

The Proviso, Yesterday tendered to this Bill, and then read the First time, was this Day read the Second time.

Resolved, That these Words; viz. "as against the Residue of the Lands intended to be sold by this Act;" be added in the said Proviso.

The said Proviso, so amended, being put to the Question, was agreed unto: And

It is Ordered, That the said Proviso be Part of the Bill.

A Proviso was tendered to the said Bill, "That this Act, nor any thing therein contained, shall impeach one Judgment of Two thousand Pounds, had in the Court of Exchequer at Westminster, by Francis Pierepoint Esquire, against Sir Wm. Widdrington Knight, in this Bill named; but the same shall be, and is hereby, allowed of, as so much Doubled Monies, upon the Sale of the Lands of Delinquents: And that the said Francis Pierepoint, or his Assigns, have Pre-emption in the Purchase of so much of the Estate of the said Sir Wm. Widdrington, or of some other Delinquent whose Estate is to be sold by this Act; and the Contractors, Trustees, and Treasurers for Sale of the said Lands, do give Allowance thereof, as Doubled Monies:" Which was read the First time.

The Question being put, That this Proviso be read the Second time;

It passed with the Negative.

Resolved, That this Proviso be rejected.

A Proviso was tendered to this Act, "That this Act, nor any thing therein contained, doth or shall impeach one Judgment of One thousand Pounds, had in the Upper Bench at Westminster, by Robert Cole, of the Middle Temple, London, Esquire, against Richard Thornhill, Esquire, in this Bill named; nor doth or shall impeach one Statute Staple of Fourteen hundred Pounds, had by the said Robert Cole, against the said Richard Thornhill, but that the same shall be, and is hereby, allowed of, as so much Doubled Monies, upon Sale of the Lands of Delinquents: And that the said Robert Cole, or his Assigns, have Pre-emption in the Purchase of so much of the Estate of the said Richard Thornhill, whose Estate is to be sold by this Act: And that the Contractors, Trustees, and Treasurers, do give Allowance thereof, as Doubled Monies, accordingly." Which was this Day read the First time; and, upon the Question, rejected.

A Proviso was tendered to this Bill; viz. "Provided always, and it is hereby Declared and Enacted, That this Act, or any thing therein contained, shall not extend to that Capital Messuage, Farm, or Tenement, known by the Name of Candlewake Court, in the Parish of Candlewake, or Bishops Candle; both or one of them in the County of Dorsett, heretofore belonging to the said George Lord Digby, and John Earl of Bristoll, or one of them; nor to any of the Messuages, Buildings, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, to the said Farm belonging or appertaining, or taken, reputed, or known, as Part, Parcel, or Member thereof, their or any of their Appurtenances: But that all the said Capital Messuage, Farm, or Tenement, with all other the last mentioned Premises, be, and are hereby, granted, vested, settled, and established, to and upon Joane Fitz James, Daughter of Leweson Fitz James, of Lewson, in the County of Dorsett, Esquire, deceased, and her Heirs and Assigns for ever; to the only proper Use and Behoof of her the said Joane Fitz James, her Heirs and Assigns for ever, to be held of the Manor of East Greenwich, in Free and Common Soccage by Fealty only:" Which was read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.

Bills to be brought in.

Ordered, That Mr. Ralegh's Bill, and Major General Skippon's Bill, be brought in on Tuesday Morning next.

The House, according to former Order, adjourned itself until Tuesday Morning next, at Eight of Clock.