Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Mercurii, 12 die Martii, 14 Car.
Resolved, That the said Bill be committed to Mr. Palmer, Sir Robert Brooke, Mr. Westphaling, Mr. Reymes, Mr. Jay, Colonel Gilby, Sir Tho. Gower, Mr. Clifford, Sir Lanc. Lake, Mr. Smith, Dr. Burwell, Mr. Musgrave, Sir John Norton, Mr. Scott, Mr. Knight, Sir Gilbert Ireland, Sir Tho. Allen, Mr. Jones, Mr. John Robinson, Mr. Churchill, Colonel Sandys, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Rich. Onslow, Mr. James, Mr. Onslow, Sir Clifford Clifton, Mr. Chetwind, Sir John Brampston, Sir John Shaw, Mr. Crouch, Sir Wm. Compton, Sir Tho. Leigh, Sir Solomon Swale, Sir Edm. Peirse, Sir Tho. Dyke, Mr. Kent, Sir Hum. Bennett, Mr. Moore, and all the Members of this House that serve for the several counties of Lincolne, Nottingham, and Yorkshire: And they are to meet, in the Speaker's Chamber, To-morrow, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records; and to summon and hear all Parties concerned, as they shall see Cause.
Sir John Brampston reports from the Committee, to which the Bill for enabling Mr. Nevill to sell Lands, for Payment of Debts, was committed, several Amendments to be made, and a Proviso to be added to the said Bill: Which Amendments he read, with the Coherence, and opened the Proviso, in his Place; and after, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table.
Mr. Mountague reports from the Committee, to which the Bill for the Regulation and Government of Common Fields was committed, several Amendments to the said Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and after, delivered in the same at the Clerk's Table.
Restoring Lord Culpeper.
Duty on Iron.
E. of Derby's Estate.
Resolved, That this House will peremptorily, on Friday next, proceed in the Debate and Determination of the Cause upon the ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, to restore the Earl of Derby to certain Manors in Flintshire.
Marq. of Winchester's Estate.
An ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, for confirming the Estate of John Marquis of Winchester in certain Manors and Lands, whereof the Deeds and Evidences were burnt and lost at the Taking of the Castle of Basing, was this Day read the Second time.
Resolved, That the said Bill be committed to the same Committee, to which the Bill, sent from the Lords, to settle the Estate of the Duke of Richmond, was committed: And all the Members that serve for the Counties of Cornwall and Devon, are added to the said Committee: And they are to meet, at Two of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Committee of Trade.
"Provided, and be it also Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That if any Person or Persons, Bodies Politick or Corporate, shall, at any time hereafter, procure or accept of, from the King's Majesty, his Heirs or Successors, any Pension, Gift, or Grant, for Years, Life, or any other Estate, or any Sum or Sums of Money out of the Revenue arising by virtue of this Act, that then such Person, or Body Politick or Corporate, procuring or accepting the same, shall forfeit double the Value of such Pension, Gift, or Grant; the one Moiety of which Forfeiture shall be to the Use of the Poor of the Parish or Parishes, where the said Offenders be or inhabit, to be recovered by the Churchwardens; the other Moiety to him that will sue for the same by Action of Debt, Bill, Plaint, or Information;"
"Provided, That this Act, or any thing herein contained shall not extend to charge any Oven within any of the Houses hereby charged, nor any Hearth or Stove within the Scite of any Hospital or Alms-house for the Relief of poor People, whose Endowment and Revenue doth not exceed, in true Value, the Sum of One hundred Pounds by the Year;"
Another Proviso, being in these Words following; "Provided That the Duties hereby charged shall be charged only on the Occupier for the Time being of such Hearth or Stove, dwelling in such House whereto such Hearth or Stove shall be belonging, his Executors or Administrators, and not on the Landlord who let or demised the same, his Heirs, Executors, or Assigns;" was tendered, and twice read.
Another Proviso, being as followeth; "Provided also, That no Person or Persons, indebted for any the Duties aforesaid, shall thereby be privileged as a Debtor or Debtors to his Majesty, his Heirs, or Successors, to sue any Person or Persons in the Court of Exchequer, or to assign any Debt to his Majesty, his Heirs or Successors, towards Satisfaction of the same;" was thrice read.
Resolved, That the Bill with the said Amendments and Provisoes so agreed to, do pass: And that the Title shall be, An Act for establishing an additional Revenue upon his Majesty, his Heirs and Successors, for the better Support of his and their Crown and Dignity.