Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Wednesday, August 29th, 1660.
Leave of Absence.
ORDERED, That Mr. Peirpoint have Leave to go into the Country.
Earl of Bristoll's Claim.
A Bill, ingrossed, sent from the Lords, towards the Reparation and Satisfaction to be made unto George Earl of Bristoll, out of the Manors and Lands of Carew Raleigh, for the Sum of Six thousand Five hundred Pounds, was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Sir George Booth, Mr. Holles, Mr. Knight, Sir George Reeve, Mr. Powell, Mr. Lowther, Sir Thomas Dacre, Sir Hennage Finch, Sir George Savile, Colonel Harley, Sir George Downing, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Anthony Irby, Mr. Fynes, Sir John Northcot, Mr. Marvell, Sir Henry North, Lord Ancrom, Mr. Jolliffe, Sir Edward Deering, Sir John Marsham, Colonel Willoughby, Mr. Thomas, Sir Thomas Clergis, Sir Ralph Knight, Mr. Rushworth, Mr. Culliford, Mr. Charlton, Mr. Pryn, Mr. Chafe, Sir Solomon Swale, Mr. Trelawney, Sir George Reeve, Sir Robert Pye, Colonel Gerrard, Lord Angier, Mr. Yong, Sir Thomas Wrcth, Mr. George Mountague, Mr. Robinson, Sir Richard Browne, Sir Capell Luckin, Sir Richard Onslowe, Sir Wm. Wray, Mr. Cheney, Mr. Pierrepont, Sir Tho. Bludworth, Colonel Arundle, Colonel King, Sir Wm. Hickman, Mr. Skipwith, Mr. Trevor, Mr. Malet, Sir Edward Turner, Mr. Henry Hungerford; and all the Knights and Burgesses for the County of Dorset; and all the Gentlemen of the Long Robe, Members of this House: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
The humble Petition of Colonel Carew Raleigh was this Day read, and referred to the same Committee; to examine the Business, and state Matter of Fact; and report it to this House.
Restoring Earl of Newcastle.
A Bill, ingrossed, sent from the Lords, for restoring unto Wm. Earl of Newcastle, all his Honours, Manors, &c. whereof he was in Possession on the Twentieth Day of May 1642, or at any time since, was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to the former Committee: And that Mr. Knightley, Mr. Gerrard, Lord Mansfield, Sir Ralph Knight, Mr. Tomkins, and all the Knights and Burgesses of the County of Gloucester, be added to this Committee, as to this Business.
Restoring Lord Gerrard.
A Bill, ingrossed, sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act for restoring to Charles Lord Gerrard, Baron of Brandon, all his Honours, Manors, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, whereof he was in Possession on the Twentieth Day of May 1642, or at any time since, was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to the Committee to whom the Earl of Bristol's Bill is referred: And that Mr. Gilbert Gerrard, and all the Knights and Burgesses for Lancashire and Cheshire, and Serjeant Glyn, be added to this Committee, as to this Bill.
Ordered, That Mr. Bampfeild, Sir Edward Turner, Mr. Pryn, Serjeant Hales, do withdraw, and consider of the Bill touching Marriages; and report the Amendments to this House.
Earl of Winchelsea's Estate.
A Bill, ingrossed, sent down from the Lords, for settling the Priory of Wootton, and other Lands belonging to the Earl of Winchelsea, in the County of Yorke, in the Hands of Trustees, for the Payment of Debts, was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to the Committee to whom the Earl of Bristol's Bill is referred: And that Sir Edward Deering, and all the Knights and Burgesses of Kent and Yorke, be added to this Committee.
Protestants in Piedmont.
A Bill for securing the Payment of Five thousand Pounds, with Interest, collected for Relief of the poor Protestants in Piedmont, was this Day read the First time.
Ordered, That this Bill be read the Second time, Tomorrow Morning.
A Bill, ingrossed, for incorporating and appointing Governors of the Lands, Possessions, and Revenues, of the free Grammar School of Newport, in the County of Salop, of the Foundation of Wm. Adams, was this Day read the Third time.
Resolved, That in the 15 Line of the 3d Skin, after the Word "Charges," these Words, viz. "Civil, or Military," be inserted; and that, after the Word "otherwise" in the 17th Line of the same Skin, these Words, viz. "for and towards the Maintenance of the Civil or Military, or for any other Purpose whatsoever," be omitted.
And the said Bill, so amended, being put to the Question, passed.
Resolved, That this be the Title to the said Bill; viz. An Act for the incorporating of the Master and Wardens of the Company of Haberdashers London, to be Governors of the Free School, and Alms House, in Newport, in the County of Salop, of the Foundation of Wm. Adams; and for settling of Lands and Possessions on them for Maintenance thereof; and other charitable Uses.
Mr. Charleton is to carry this Bill to the Lords.
A Bill for constituting and appointing a Post Master General, was this Day read the First time; and, upon the Question, ordered to be read the Second time Tomorrow Morning.
A Bill, ingrossed, for Confirmation of Leases made by Masters, Heads, and Fellows, of Colleges and Hospitals, was this Day read the Third time.
Sir Thomas Clergis reports a Proviso to this Bill; that no Person or Persons shall be comfirmed in any Mastership, Provostship, Headship, or Fellowship, in any College or Hall, in either of the Universities of Oxford or Cambridge, or in the Colleges of Eaton and Winchester, that is not an ordained Minister by Bishops or Presbyters, and, being ordained, hath not renounced his Ordination, where, by the local Statutes of the said respective Colleges or Halls, Ordination is required: Which was read the First and Second time.
Ordered, That in the Fifth Line, after the Word "Presbyters," instead of these Words, viz. "and being ordained, hath not since," these Words be inserted, viz. "or being ordained, hath since."
Ordered, That before the Word "Fellowship" in the Second Line, the Word "or" be omitted; and after the Word "Fellowship" in the same Line, these Words "or Chaplain's Place" be inserted:
And the said Proviso, so amended, being put to the Question, was agreed unto.
Sir Edward Turner reports a Proviso; that this Act shall not extend to confirm any Lease or Leases of the Rectories and Parsonages of Randall and Littlewates, in the County of Lyncolne, which have long since been in the Tenure or Occupation of John Lord Culpepper, deceased; as by several Leases, under the Seal of the Master and Fellows of the College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity, within the Town and University of Cambridge, of King Henry the Eighth's Foundation, may appear; and were unjustly sold by the Committee, for the pretended Delinquency, of the said John Lord Culpepper, at or about the Year 1651, to one * West, late Burser of the said College; and afterwards leased over the Head of the said John Lord Culpepper, the ancient Tenant, to the said * West then and before unjustly in Possession, though, according to Usage, he claimed to renew his Lease Three Years before the Expiration thereof, at the usual Fines, or more; but that the Executors or Administrators of the said Lord Culpepper, lately deceased, reimbursing the said new Tenant, or Lessee, so much Money as hath been really paid to the said College for the Fine for such Lease; they may be admitted to renew the said Lease, for the said Fine; any thing in this Act contained to the contrary notwithstanding: Which was read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.
He also reports another Proviso; that this Act shall not extend to confirm any Lease or Leases of the Manor, Rectory, and Parsonage, of Kirkham, which hath been long in the Tenure or Occupation of Thomas Clifton Esquire, and his Ancestors, by several successive Leases, under the late Abbot and Convent of Vale Royal, and the College of Christ Church in Oxon, respectively; and was leased over the Head of the ancient Tenant, who, according to the Usage, claimed to renew his Lease, long before Expiration, at the usual Fines, or more, by Dr. Owen, late reputed Dean, and the Chapter, of the Cathedral Church of Christ in Oxon, of the Foundation of King Henry the VIII; but that the said Thomas Clifton, his Executors or Administrators, reimbursing the new Tenant, or Lessee, so much Money as hath been really and truly paid unto the said Dean and Chapter for any Fine or Fines, for the making of such new Lease or Leases; or, otherwise, permitting such new Tenant, or Lessee, to hold and enjoy the said Premises, until, out of the Rents and Profits thereof, the Money disbursed for the same Fine or Fines shall be fully received; may be admitted to renew his old Lease, before any other Persons; this Act, or any thing therein contained to the contrary notwithstanding: Which was read the First time.-
Message to attend the King.
The House being informed, that the Usher of the Black Rod was at the Door, he was called in; and, haveing thrice made Obeisance, stood in the Midst of the House, and delivered his Message in these Words;
The King hath commanded me to call yourself, and the rest of the Members of this House, to him, presently, into the House of Lords.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Col. Coker have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Wild have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That the Report from the Committee for the Army be made To-morrow Morning; and that the said Committee do inform themselves, from the Officers of the Exchequer, what the last Subsidy, granted to the late King, did amount unto.
Earl of Bristoll's Claims.
Ordered, That the Lord Bruce, and Mr. Bowman, Sir Horatio Townesend, and Sir Daniell Harvey, be added to the Committee for the Earl of Bristoll's Bill.-
Resolved, That the Debate upon the Bill for Confirmation of Leases, made by Masters, Heads, and Fellows of Colleges, be adjourned unto Friday Morning next.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Christopher Wivell, and Mr. John Barton, have Leave to go into the Country.
Mr. Speaker's Speech to be printed.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker be desired to print his Speech, spoken this Day to his Majesty in the Lords House.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Excise, to consider of what was now proposed, for satisfying, by Defalcation out of Arrears of Excise, or otherwise, such Monies as shall be payable to Merchants, on re-shipping of Merchandizes, imported before the Customs were received on His Majesty's Account; and to state the Fact, and report the same, with their Opinion, to this House.
Sir H. Vane, and Lambert.
Mr. Hollis reports the Draught of a Petition to his Majesty, on behalf of Sir Henry Vane, and Col. John Lambert: Which, on the Question, was ordered to be read: And was read accordingly.
Ordered, That the said Petition be re-committed to the former Committee that brought it in: And that Sir Henage Finch, Serjeant Hales, Sir John Marsham, Mr. Bampfeild, and Mr. Charlton, are added to that Committee.
Whereas, by Order of both Houses of Parliament, of the Sixth of May 1647, there was placed, upon the Excise, the Sum of Two thousand Five hundred Ninetyone Pounds Seventeen Shillings Six-pence, together with Interest, and made payable to Samuell Vassall Esquire, for Money and Provisions furnished by him, for Relief of the then distressed Garisons of Ireland; which was, after the Seclusion of the Members of Parliament in 1648, taken off the Excise:
Ordered, That so much of the said Debt of Two thousand Five hundred Ninety-one Pounds Seventeen Shillings Six-pence, as remaineth due and unpaid to the said Mr. Vassall, both Principal and Interest, be and hereby is charged on the Moiety of the Receipt of Excise; and that the same be paid to him, or his Assigns, in Course, in the same sort as the same was charged by the said Order of both Houses of Parliament: And the Commissioners of Excise are impowered and required to pay the same accordingly: And this Order, together with the Acquittance of the said Mr. Vassall, or his Assigns, testifying his or their Receipt thereof, shall be, to the said Commissioners of the Excise, a sufficient Warrant and Discharge.