House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 21 November 1654

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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 21st of November.



ORDERED, That it be referred to the Committee to whom it was referred to bring in a Bill to take away the Court of Wards, to bring in a Bill for the taking away of Purveyance.

Countess of Sterling, &c.

The humble Petition of Mary Countess of Sterling, and John Blunt her Husband, Sir Robert Croke Knight, and Dame Susan his Wife, Henry Alexander, alias Zinzan, and Jacoba his Wife, Sackvile Glemham, and Peter Glemham, the said Countess, Dame Susan, Jacoba, Sackvile, and Peter Glemham, being Grand-children of Sir Peter Vanlore the elder, deceased; and your Petitioners the said Countess, Dame Susan, and Jacoba, being also the right Heirs of the said Sir Peter, and of Dame Mary Powell his Daughter, late the Wife of Sir Edward Powell, deceased; that is to say, Daughters and Heirs of Sir Peter Vanlore the younger, deceased, only Son and Heir of the said Sir Peter the elder; was this Day read.

Levingston's Petition.

The humble Petition of Thomas Levingston and Anne his Wife, Sister's Daughter to the Lady Powell, late Wife of Sir Edward Powell Knight, deceased, was this Day read.

Resolved, That both the said Petitions be committed to Colonel Rous, Colonel Thelwall, Mr. Turnor, Mr. Trevor, Sir Robert Pye, Major Saunders, Mr. John Goodwyn, Mr. Whitgreave, Sir Richard Onslow, Colonel Clerk, Sir Charles Wolsley, Colonel Whetham, Mr. Bulkley, Mr. Grove, Mr. Gorges, Mr. Vaughan, Lord Evers, Mr. Collins, Mr. North, Mr. Wingate, Colonel Ingoldsbie, Colonel Shapcott, Colonel Hutchinson, Colonel Shuttleworth, Major Morgan, Lieutenant-Colonel Wolsley, Mr. Garland, Mr. James, Mr. Drake, Colonel Crompton, Mr. Niccoll, Colonel Birch, Mr. Fenwick, Mr. Purefoy, Colonel Cox, Mr. Dunce, Mr. Hooper, Mr. Disbrow, Colonel Carter, Mr. Bond: And are to meet in the Painted Chamber, at Two of the Clock this Afternoon: With Power to send for Papers, Persons, Witnesses, Records.


Resolved, That the House do now take into Consideration the Business of Assessments.

Scandalous Ministers.

Ordered, That the next after this Business of the Assessment, the Act for ejecting scandalous Ministers, be read the Second time.-


The House took into Debate the Business of the Assessment, accordingly.

Resolved, That an Assessment of Sixty thousand Pounds a Month, for Three Months, be laid upon England; and that a Bill be brought in for the said Assessment, accordingly: And that the Committee for the Army do prepare and bring in the same, accordingly.

Ordered, That the House do, on Thursday next, take into Consideration the Assessment for Scotland and Ireland.