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House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 21 November 1660

Pages 187-188

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, 21st November, 1660.

Prayers.

Hackney Coachmen.

THE humble Petition of the ancient Hackney Coachmen of London and Westminster, was read.

A Bill for incorporating of the Hackney Coachmen, was, this Day, read the First time.

Ecclesiastical Affairs.

Ordered, That the Bill for making effectual the King's Majesty's Declaration concerning Ecclesiastical Affairs, according to the Purport thereof, be read To-morrow Morning.

Wards and Liveries.

The House, according to former Order, did this Day resume the Debate touching the settling of One hundred thousand Pounds per Annum, on the King's Majesty, his Heirs and Successors, in Compensation for the Court of Wards:

The Question being propounded, That the Moiety of the Excise of Beer, Ale, Cyder, Perry, and strong Waters, at the Rates it is now levied, shall be settled on the King's Majesty, his Heirs and Successors; in full Recompence and Satisfaction of all Tenures in Capite, and by Knights Service; and of the Court of Wards and Liveries; and all Emoluments and Profits thereby accruing; and in full Satisfaction of all Purveyance: And that the other Moiety of the Revenue of the Excise of Beer, Ale, Cyder, Perry and strong Waters, be settled upon the King's Majesty, for and during his natural Life; in further Part of the Twelve hundred thousand Pounds per Annum Revenue, resolved to be settled on his Majesty:

And the Question being propounded, That the Word "Moiety" be Part of the Question;

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

It passed with the Affirmative:

And the main Question being put; it was

Resolved, That the Word "Moiety" be Part of the Question.

And the Question being put, That these Words; viz. "and that the other Moiety of the Revenue of the Excise of Beer, Ale, Cyder, Perry, and strong Water, be settled on the King's Majesty, for and during his natural Life; in further Part of the Twelve hundred thousand Pounds per Annum Revenue, resolved to be settled on his Majesty;" be Part of the Question;

The House was divided:

The Yeas went forth.

Mr. Cornwallis, Tellers for the Yeas: 149.
Lord Anger, With the Yeas,
Lord Howard, Tellers for the Noes: 151.
Mr. Ansly, With the Noes,

So it passed in the Negative.

Resolved, That the Moiety of the Excise of Beer, Ale, Cyder, Perry, and Strong Water, at the Rate it is now levied, shall be settled on the King's Majesty, his Heirs and Successors; in full Recompence and Satisfaction of all Tenures in Capite, and by Knights Service; and of the Court of Wards and Liveries; and all Emoluments and Profits thereby accruing; and in full Satisfaction of all Purveyance.

Resolved, That on Friday next, the House do take into Consideration the settling of a Revenue of Twelve hundred thousand Pounds a Year on the King's Majesty.