House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 24 November 1652

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

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, 'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 24 November 1652', in Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660, (London, 1802) pp. 219-220. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/vol7/pp219-220 [accessed 30 May 2024].

. "House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 24 November 1652", in Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660, (London, 1802) 219-220. British History Online, accessed May 30, 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/vol7/pp219-220.

. "House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 24 November 1652", Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660, (London, 1802). 219-220. British History Online. Web. 30 May 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/vol7/pp219-220.

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Wednesday, 24th November, 1652.

Prayers.

Summoning Members.

THE Question being put, That the Serjeant be sent with the Mace into the Hall, to call the Members;

It passed with the Negative.

Council of State.

The House this Day, according to former Order, proceeded in the Election of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That the Door be shut.

Mr. Speaker appointed Colonel Norton, Colonel Eyres, Colonel Fielder, and Colonel Fleetwood, to tell the Number of the House: Which is by them reported to Mr. Speaker, and by him published to the House, to be the Number of One hundred and Sixteen.

Mr. Hussey, Mr. Hallowes, Mr. Weston, Mr. Wild, Mr. Andrewes, and the General, came in after the Report made, which made One hundred Twenty-and-two.

And Mr. Salwey came in after the Papers received; and withdrew.

The House proceeded first in the Election of the Oneand-twenty to be continued Members of the Council of State.

The Clerk, having received a Paper from each Member, brought them up, and set them upon the Table.

Mr. Speaker appointed Colonel Norton, Colonel Eyres, Colonel Fielder, and Colonel Fleetwood, to count the Papers: Which being done, they report the Number of the Papers to be One hundred Twenty-and-one.

And the Four Members opened each Paper, and caused the Clerk to read each Name distinctly, and to write down each Name in a several Column; and, as often as any Name was repeated, the Clerk did set down a Stroke under that Name.

And all the Names being read, Colonel Norton reports, from the said Four Members, That there are in the said Papers, these Two-and-twenty Persons, who have the greatest Number of Subscriptions; viz.

Lord General Cromwell 114
Lord Commissioner Whitelock 102
Lord Chief Justice St. John 101
Lord Chief-Justice Rolle 100
Sir Henry Vane 98
Sir Arthure Hesilrige 93
Thomas Scott 93
Herbert Morley 89
Dennis Bond 88
Wm. Purefoy 85
John Bradshaw 82
John Gurdon 83
Lord Commissioner Lisle 82
Valentine Walton 76
Sir James Harrington 74
Nicholas Love 74
Sir Wm. Masham 70
Thomas Challoner 57
Robert Wallop 57
Sir Gilbert Pickering 56
Sir Peter Wentworth 56
Lord Viscount Lisle 56

Resolved, That the Lord General Cromwell be one of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That the Lord Commissioner Whitelock be one of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That the Lord Chief-Justice St. John be one of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That the Lord Chief-Justice Rolle be one of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That Sir Henry Vane junior be one of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That Sir Arthure Hesilrige be one of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That Thomas Scott Esquire be one of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That Herbert Morley Esquire be one of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That Dennis Bond Esquire be one of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That Wm. Purefoy Esquire be one of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That John Bradshaw Serjeant at Law be one of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That John Gurdon Esquire be one of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That the Lord Commissioner Lisle be one of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That Valentine Walton Esquire be one of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That Sir James Harrington be one of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That Nicholas Love Esquire be one of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That Sir Wm. Masham be one of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That Thomas Challoner Esquire be one of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Resolved, That Robert Wallop Esquire be one of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

The Three last, viz. Sir Gilbert Pickering, the Lord Viscount Lisle, and Sir Peter Wentworth, having Votes equal in Number, their Names were written in Three several Papers: And, being put into a Hat, Mr. Speaker took out one of the said Papers, and read the Name therein written; and put him to the Question: And thereupon.

It was Resolved, That Sir Peter Wentworth be one of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Mr. Speaker then took out another of the Papers; and read the Name therein written: And thereupon

It was Resolved, That Sir Gilbert Pickering be one of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

Willan's Petition.

The humble Petition of Mary Willan was this Day read.

Ordered, That Colonel James Temple be appointed to attend the House on this Day Fortnight: And that this Petition be then again read.

Temple's Estate.

Resolved, That the Report of the Amendments to the Bill to enable Sir Peter Temple to sell Lands for Payment of his Debts, be made on This Day Three Weeks: And that Mr. Speaker do put the House in mind thereof.

Council of State.

The House did likewise proceed to the Electing of Twenty other Persons to be of the Council of State for the Year ensuing.

The Clerk, having received a Paper from each Member, brought them up, and set them upon the Table.

And Mr. Speaker appointed Colonel Norton, Colonel Eyres, Colonel Feilder, and Colonel Fleetwood, to count the Papers: Which being done, they report the Number of the Papers to be One hundred Twenty-and-two.

Resolved, That the House do proceed in this Business To-morrow Morning, first; nothing to intervene.