Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Friday, the 9th November, 1660.
ORDERED, That the Knights and Burgesses for the County of Lancaster be added to the Committee to whom the Bill for endowing Vicarages out of impropriate Rectories, is referred.
The humble Petition of Edward Stevens Esquire was read.
Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Commissioners appointed by his Majesty to treat with Purchasers of Bishops and Dean and Chapter Lands, to do Right to the Petitioner; and this House doth specially recommend him to their Respect in the Matter prayed: And Sir Allen Brodricke is desired to take care hereof: And the said Commissioners are desired in this, and other like Cases of ancient Tenants, to give their Order or Advice to the Bishops, and Deans and Chapters, (whom it shall respectively concern) to forbear making of Leases or Contracts with any other Persons, till further Order; and, if they shall find such Order or Advice not observed, then to certify it to this House.
A Letter, directed to Phineas Andrews Esquire, a Member of this House, signed John Finch, and dated at Hithe the Fifth Instant, was this Day read; giving notice of some Quantities of Wool transported beyond the Seas by one William Facoon of Canterbury, and John Lee of West-hith.
Resolved, That the said William Facoone and John Lee be forthwith sent for in Custody by the Serjeant at Arms attending this House: And that it be referred to the Committee for Woolen Manufactures, to examine this whole Business; and, for their better Information, to send for Persons and Witnesses; and to report the Fact to the House.
Attainder of OliverCromwell, &c.
Mr. Thomas reports from the Committee to whom the Bill of Attainder is referred, the humble Desire of the said Committee, that this House will please to give some Rules and Directions, in the Matter referred unto them, by special Order, concerning Persons excepted by the Act of Oblivion, as to future Pains and Penalties not extending to Life.
The humble Petition of Barrington Bouchier Esquire, was read.
Resolved, That the Cases of Barrington Bourchier Esquire, Sir Richard Malecerer, Sir John Stapeley, and of the Heirs of Sir John Danvers, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for the Bill of Attainder. And they are also to take into Consideration all Cases of like Nature, wherein any the Relations of the dead Persons, whose Estates are concerned in the said Bill, shall desire to be heard; and to examine the several Cases, and the Settlement of Estates, where they shall find it necessary: And they are to peruse ancient Precedents of Proceedings in Cases of Attainder: And have Power to send for Persons, Papers, Journals, Records, Evidences, and Witnesses, as they shall see Cause, for their better Information; and to make Report, upon the Whole, to the House.
Resolved, That it be referred to the same Committee, to consider the Cases of the Persons excepted in the Act of General Pardon, as to future Pains and Penalties not extending to Life; and to draw up Accusations against them, severally or jointly, as the Case shall be; and, for that Purpose, to peruse the Journals, and other Evidences, which they shall find requisite, for making out of the Fact; and to report the same to the House: And they have Power to send for Persons, Papers, Records, Witnesses, and what else may conduce to the Business.
Serjeant at Arms.
The humble Petition of Michaell Crake, Fifteen Years since, sworn Serjeant at Arms to attend the honourable House of Commons, was this Day read.
Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to a Committee, to consider thereof, and to examine the Fact; as also, the Fitness of the Petitioner for the Service therein mentioned; his Affections, and former Carriage; and to report the Whole to the House: And that Sir Robert Brooke, Mr. Thurland, Sir Edward Massey, Mr. Goodricke, Serjeant Hales, Mr. Ansley, Mr. Curriton, Sir Francis Gerrard, Sir Salomon Swale, Mr. Harris, Mr. Bampfeild, Sir John Massham, Mr. Sherrard, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Edward Jennings, Mr. Marvell, Mr. Phillips, Sir Edward Dearing, Mr. Eyres, Mr. Thomas, Mr. Mountague, Sir Samuell Jones, Mr. Mallet, Sir Tho. Meeres, Mr. Hungerford, Sir Samuell Luke, Sir Allen Brodricke, Mr. Vivian, Mr. Hambden, Lord Herbert, Mr. Chafe, Mr. Hollis, Mr. Wendy, Mr. Parker, Sir Hen. Cholmeley, Mr. Hide, Mr. Henley, Mr. More, Mr. Creswell, Mr. Gresham, Sir Walter Erle, Mr. Orme, Mr. Sparkes, Mr. Wingfeild, Mr. Lewes, Sir John Northcott, Sir Wm. Wheeler, Sir John Rouse, Mr. Louther, Sir William Lewes, be the said Committee: And they are to meet on this Day Sevennight, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Mr. Phillips complains to the House, that Sir John Robinson, Lieutenant of the Tower of London, had restrained Sir Hugh Owen, a Member of this House, of his Liberty; upon Occasion of his visiting a Friend in the Tower; though he was informed, he was a Member of this House.
Sir John Robinson, standing in his Place, denied the Matters objected; and offered several things for his Defence.
Sir Hugh Owen, standing in his Place, did give an Account of the Matter; and of the particular Passages betwixt himself and the Lieutenant of the Tower, and his Officers, at that time.
Resolved, That this Business be referred to the Committee for Privileges; to examine and state the Matter of Fact; and report it to this House.
The House being informed, that Joseph Smith, a Warder of the Tower of London, upon Occasion of his detaining Sir Hugh Owen at the Tower, being told, that the said Sir Hugh Owen was a Member of this House, did thereupon reply, to this Effect; That he would, notwithstanding, detain him, though he were hanged for it:
Resolved, That the said Joseph Smith be forthwith sent for in Custody by the Serjeant at Arms attending this House.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Committee for Privileges, to examine and state the Matter of Fact as to the said * Smith; and to report the same to the House.
Banqueting House to be kept clear.
Ordered, That Sir Francis Gerard and Sir Lancelot Lake, be desired to move the Lord Chamberlain, that the Banqueting House at Whitehall may, by his Lordship's Order, be kept clear, until this House shall come thither, in order to their attending of the King's Majesty at Two of the Clock this Afternoon.