House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 8 October 1653

Pages 331-332

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

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Saturday, the 8th of October, 1653.

Countess of Derby's Composition.

A BILL to admit Charlot Countess Dowager of Derby to Composition; and for One thousand Pounds to be given to Robert Massy, for his Losses; was this Day read the First and Second time.

Resolved, That the Day of Payment of the first Five hundred Pounds to Robert Massey, shall be, the 20th Day of December 1653; and that these Words be added; viz. "or, in Default thereof, the Commissioners for Compounding are hereby authorized and required to resequester the Premisses, until the said Five hundred Pounds shall be paid."

And the Question being put, That this Bill, so amended, be ingrossed;

It passed with the Negative.

And the Bill so amended, being put to the Question, passed.

Lord Mayor Elect.

The House being informed, that the Lord Mayor Elect was at the Door, according to the Order of the House; by Command of the House he was called in: And presented by Mr. Proby, Common Serjeant of the City of London, and divers Aldermen of the City of London: And the Common Serjeant, having made an eloquent Oration, declared, That the City have chosen Mr. Alderman Thomas Vyner to be Lord Mayor for the Year now next ensuing; with a large Testimonial of the Fidelity, Integrity, and Abilities, of the said Alderman, and his Qualifications for that great Office and Trust; and desiring the Approbation of this House to their said Election.

And, being all withdrawn, It was

Resolved, That the Parliament doth approve of the Election of Alderman Thomas Vyner to be Lord Mayor of the City of London, for the Year now next ensuing: And that he be sworn, accordingly.

The Lord Mayor Elect, Alderman, and Common Serjeant, being again called in; And, being come to the Bar; Mr. Speaker, by Command of the House, gave this Answer;

"My Lord Mayor Elect,

"You have been presented to the Parliament of England by the Common Serjeant of London, for their Approbation: The Parliament hath commanded me, in their Names, to declare unto you, That they do approve and confirm the Choice of you to be Lord Mayor of the City of London, for the Year ensuing: And out of their Experience and Assurance of your great Service and Fidelity to this Commonwealth and Parliament, and the Confidence they have of your Abilities for the Discharge of so high a Trust, they are well pleased that such an eminent Stamp of Authority is so fitly placed; And they have ordered that you shall be sworn, accordingly."

Recusants Estates.

Mr. Sadler reports Amendments to the Bill enabling the Commissioners for Compounding with Delinquents to dispose of Two Parts of the Lands and Estates of Recusants, for the Benefit of the Commonwealth, and for Extirpation of Popish Priests and Jesuits: Which were twice read: And the House proceeded in the Debate thereof, by Parts.

And the Question being put, That the Word "Five" shall stand in the First Amendment;

It passed in the Negative.

Resolved, That the Word "Four" be inserted, instead thereof.

The Question being put, That these Words, "Third Part," do stand in the Bill;

It passed in the Affirmative.

And the First whole Clause, so amended, being put to the Question, was agreed.

The Second Clause in the Amendment, being a Proviso, was put to the Question; and resolved.

The Proviso, in the Second Leaf of Amendments, being put to the Question;

The House was divided.

The Noes went out.

Colonel Cromwell, Tellers for the Yeas: 36.
Mr. King, With the Yeas,
Mr. Strickland, Tellers for the Noes: 20.
Mr. Wingfield, With the Noes,

So it passed in the Affirmative.

The last Seventeen Lines, in the Second Leaf of the Amendments, being read;

And the Question being put, That these Clauses stand in this Bill;

It passed in the Negative.

And the Bill so amended, was ordered to be ingrossed.