Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Veneris, 4 Aprilis, 14 Car.
Baths and Bath-stoves.
Resolved, That the said Bill be committed to Mr. Robinson, Mr. Reames, Mr. Pryn, Mr. Aldworth, Mr. Ellyot, Sir Robert Atkyns, Serjeant Charlton, Sir Rich. Oatley, Sir Anth. Irby, Colonel Windham, Sir Hen. Newton alias Puckering, Mr. Clifford, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir Solomon Swale, Mr. Cornwallis, Mr. Hoby, Mr. Chetwyn, Sir Robert Holt, Sir Tho. Gower, Mr. Crouch, Sir Lancelot Lake, Mr. Jay, and all the Members of this House that serve for the Counties of Devon and Cornwall: And they are to meet, in the Speaker's Chamber, this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Sir Robert Holt reports from the Committee, to which the Bill to enable Charles Barnesley and his Son, to sell Lands for Payment of the Debts of the said Charles Barnesley, That the Committee had carefully perused and considered the Bill; and found no Cause to make any Alteration or Amendment thereto.
Resolved, That the said Bill be committed to Lord Mansfield, Sir Hen. Widdrington, Sir Wm. Heyward, Sir Robert Atkyns, Sir Lancelot Lake, Mr. Clifford, Mr. Pryn, Lord Brereton, Sir Hen. Puckering alias Newton, Sir Solomon Swale, Mr. Lowther, Sir Tho. Gower, Colonel Gray, Mr. Chetwyn, Serjeant Charlton, Mr. Robinson, Sir Phil. Musgrave, Mr. Musgrave, Lord Richardson, Sir Tho. Ingram, Sir Hen. North, Mr. Graham, Mr. Smith, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Reames, Mr. Heath, Mr. Fane, Sir Tho. Strickland, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Jay, Mr. Westfaling, and all the Members of this House that serve for the several Counties of Westmerland, Cumberland, Northumberland, Yorkshire, and for the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne: And they are to meet, To-morrow, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records; and to peruse the former Statutes concerning this Matter; and to provide, that the same may be supplied as to the Point of Execution, or any other Matter wherein they are defective.
Haverford West Election.
Serjeant Charlton reports from the Committee of Elections, touching the Election of Haverford West, depending between Sir William Moreton, and Mr. Isaac Lloyd, That the Question was, Whether the Mayor and Burgesses of the Town only, or the Mayor, Burgesses, and Inhabitants, that paid Scot and Lot, had Voices: And that, upon Perusal of the Statute of 31 H.. VIII. the Committee was of Opinion, That the Mayor, Burgesses, and Inhabitants, that paid Scot and Lot, had Voices: And that, although Mr. Lloyd had the greater Number of Voices, yet divers of them did not pay Scot and Lot; and those being set aside, Sir Wm. Moreton had the major Number, and so was duly elected. But upon Information, that divers of the Inhabitants, which gave Voices for Sir Wm. Moreton, did not pay Scot and Lot;
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Matter touching the Election for the said Town of Haverford West, be re-committed to the Committee of Elections; to examine whether any of the Burgesses and Inhabitants of Haverford West did not pay any Scot and Lot, which did give Voices for Sir Wm. Moreton; and how many; and to make their further Report touching the Election for the said Town.
Bill from Lords.
D. of Albemarle's Patent.
Amendments sent from the Lords to the Bill for Confirmation of certain Letters Patents, made and to be made to the Right Noble Lord George Duke of Albemarle, of several Honours, Manors, and Hereditaments, granted to him by his Majesty, were this Day twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to.
Relief of Loyalists.
The Lord Bruce reports from the Committee to which the Bill for distributing the Sixty thousand Pounds amongst such suffering Officers as had faithfully and constantly served his Majesty, and his Royal Father, in the War, several Additions and Amendments to be made to the Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and then delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table.
Resolved, That an Address be made to the King's Majesty, to desire him, That he would be pleased to give Direction, if it may consist with his Majesty's Occasions, That the Money, designed for the suffering Officers, may be so charged and proportioned, that the whole Sixty thousand Pounds may be paid and distributed at Michaelmas next: And the Lord Bruce, Sir Tho. Meres, Mr. Clifford, Colonel Windham, and Sir Edmund Peirse, are to attend his Majesty with this Address.
Ordered, That it be referred to Sir Charles Harbord, Sir Robert Atkyns, Sir Thomas Meres, the Lord Bruce, and Sir Edmund Peirse, or any Three of them, to prepare and bring in a Paragraph, to be inserted in the Bill for ascertaining the time of Rating of Offices, to commence from the Twenty-fifth of December, and to determine at the End of Eighteen Months, for that Time; and for setting the Rates at Eight Pounds per Centum per Annum upon Offices, for that Time, according to the Value that Offices are now at, this present Year.
Richard Chase (the Constable, who, for his Breach of Privilege, in seizing and detaining Mr. Whorwood, a Member of this House, and his uncivil Carriage towards him, was, by former Order of this House, committed to the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms), being this Day brought to the Bar of this House; and having submitted himself, and craved Pardon for his Miscarriage; and being withdrawn;
Upon Information to this House, that Thomas Henshaw, of Siddington in the County of Chester, Gentleman, having obtained a Judgment against Sir Gilbert Ireland, and Henry Seddon, one of his Servants; and that Mr. Edward Shacklock, of Moston Hall, in the County of Lancaster, being Attorney for Henshawe, and, at Henshawe's Instigation, caused Execution to be taken forth upon that Judgment, and served upon Seddon's Goods, notwithstanding that Seddon was Sir Gilbert's Servant, and that a Writ of Error, upon that Judgment, was sued out, and then in Force; and, after the whole Money was paid unto the Sheriff for the County of Lancaster, which Mr. Shacklock, by his Bill, demanded, in Discharge of that Execution, they received the greatest Part thereof, but denied the Remainder; and since have, and still do, vexatiously prosecute the renewing of the Execution;
Ordered, That the Matter be referred to the Committee of Privileges, to examine the Breach of Privilege objected against the said Tho. Henshawe and Edw. Shacklock: And the said Parties are, upon Summons, to attend the said Committee; and, upon Notice of This, ordered to forbear all further Prosecution at Law, upon the Judgment and Execution above mentioned, against Sir Gilbert Ireland, and Henry Seddon his Servant.