House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 11 March 1657

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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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Wednesday, the 11th of March, 1656.

Lidborne Vicarage.

A BILL for the better Maintenance of the Vicar and Schoolmaster of the Town of Lidborne, in the County of Hereford, was this Day read the First time; and, upon the Question, ordered to be read the Second time on this Day Sevennight.

Peck's Claims.

Ordered, That Mr. Peck's Report be made To-morrow Morning.

House to sit.

Resolved, That for Eight Days now next following (whereof Saturday to be none) this House do sit, Forenoon and Afternoon, upon publick Business.

Resolved, That these Eight Days begin To-morrow.

House to rise.

Resolved, That the House do rise every Day at Twelve of the Clock.


Ordered, That the Bill for Impropriations be read on Friday Morning next, the first Business.

Waller's Claims.

Ordered, That the Bill touching Sir Hardres Waller be read To-morrow Morning.


Ordered, That the Report touching the Wreck be made on Tuesday Morning next.

Probate of Wills.

Ordered, That the Amendments to the Bill for Probate of Wills be made on Thursday Sevennight: And that that Committee meet on Saturday in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber, at Two of Clock, to perfect the said Report.

Arthur's Claims.

Ordered, That Captain Arthur's Report be made on Saturday Morning next.

Bastwick's Claims.

Ordered, That the Report touching Mrs. Bastwick be made on this Day Sevennight.


The House this Day, according to former Order, resumed the Debate upon the Remonstrance.

The last Clause in the Fourth Article, beginning thus, viz. "And that the Number of Persons," &c. was read; and, upon the Question, agreed; and ordered to be Part of the Remonstrance.

The Fifth Article was read.

Resolved, That these Words, "That your Highness will consent, that none be called to sit and vote in the other House, but such as are not disabled, but qualified, according to the Qualifications mentioned in the former Article," be Part of this Remonstrance.

Resolved, That these Words, "And that they exceed not Seventy in Number, nor be under the Number of Forty," be Part of this Remonstrance.

The Question being propounded, That the Quorum of the other House shall be One-and-thirty;

And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;

The House was divided.

The Noes went forth.

Major Burton, Tellers for the Yeas: 53.
Colonel Clerk, With the Yeas,
Mr. Throckmorton, Tellers for the Noes: 96.
Mr. Jenkinson, With the Noes,

So it passed in the Negative.

Resolved, That the Quorum of that House shall be One-and-twenty.

Resolved, That the Lord Protector be pleased to nominate the Persons to sit in the other House.

Resolved, That the Persons, so nominated by the Lord Protector, shall be approved of by this House, nemine contradicente.

Resolved, That the further Debate on this Business be adjourned till To-morrow Morning; nothing to intervene.

Late King's Debts.

Resolved, That Leave be given to Sir Charles Wolsley to bring in a Bill for explaining a Clause in the Act of Oblivion, touching private Debts entered in the Name of King, Queen, or Prince.