House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 19 July 1653

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Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Tuesday, the 19th of July, 1653.

Kingston upon Thames Petition.

THE humble Petition of divers of the well-affected People of the Town of Kingston upon Thames, in the County of Surrey, was this Day read.

Ordered, That this Petition be referred to Mr. Vincent, Mr. Gold, Mr. Horton, Mr. John Blackwell the younger, and Mr. Sleigh, Justices of the Peace for the County of Surrey, or any Three of them, to call before them the Parties on both Sides; and to examine the Business; and to settle the same as they shall think fit.


The House, this Day, resumed the Debate touching Tythes.

That the Propriety of Incumbents in Tythes be taken into Consideration.

The Question being put, That the Consideration of the Propriety of Incumbents in Tythes be referred to a Committee;

The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.

Sir Gilbert Pickering, Tellers for the Yeas: 56.
Sir Anth. Ashley Cooper, With the Yeas,
Major Gen. Harrison, Tellers for the Noes: 49.
Colonel Blunt, With the Noes:

So it was Resolved, That the Consideration of the Propriety of Incumbents in Tythes be referred to a Committee; viz. To Major General Harrison, Mr. Sadler, Sir Anth. Ashley Cooper, Colonel Barton, Mr. Barebone, Colonel Blunt, Mr. Highland, Alderman Titchborne, Major General Desborow, Colonel Clark, Mr. Strickland, Colonel Sidenham, Colonel Danvers, Sir Wm. Roberts, Mr. Squib, Major Woolmer, Colonel West, Colonel Kenrick, Mr. Freer, Captain Stone, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Wingfield, Colonel Rous, Mr. Moyer, Major Horseman, Mr. Plumsted, Mr. Herring, Mr. Courtney, Mr. Jefferies, Mr. Gill, Mr. Spence, Mr. Swinton.

This Committee is to take into Consideration the Propriety of Incumbents in Tythes; with Power to send for Persons, Papers, Records; and all that come to have Voices: And the Care hereof is especially committed to Mr. Sadler, Mr. Taylor, and Colonel West; And this Committee are to meet in the Exchequer-Chamber on Friday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon.

Resolved, That this Committee do sit constantly Two Days in each Week, that is to say, Wednesday and Friday: And this Committee are also to consider of the Propriety of Rectors, and all Possessors of Donatives, or propriate Tythes; and to make their Report to the House.