Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Sabbati, 12 Aprilis, 14 Car.
An ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, for impowering Sir Courtney Poole, and others, to make Payment of the Portion of Ellen Briscoe Widow, one of the Daughters of Sir John Drake Knight, by Sale or granting Estates out of the Manor of Limington in the County of Somerset, was this Day read the Second time.
Resolved, That the said Bill be committed to Lord Bruce, Mr. Reames, Sir Tho. Meres, Sir Tho. Gower, Mr. Henley, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Robert Atkyns, Mr. Biscowen, Mr. Heath, Sir Tho. Mompesson, Mr. Fowell, Mr. Whorwood, Sir Tho. Peyton, Sir Tho. Ingram, Mr. Clifford, Dr. Birkinhead, Mr. Graham, Mr. Fane, Colonel Fretchvile, Colonel Phillips, Sir Bain. Throckmorton, Sir Phil. Howard, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Oakeley, Sir Solomon Swale, Mr. Lucy, Sir Fra. Lawley, Mr. Oneale, Sir John Rouse, Serjeant Charlton, Mr. Pryn, Sir Tho. Stewkley, Mr. Croke, Mr. John Ashburnham, Sir Tho. Littleton, Colonel Fra. Windham, Colonel Gilby, Dr. Burwell, Sir Edm. Peirse, Sir Wm. Compton, Mr. Walter, Mr. Musgrave, Mr. Milward, and all the Members of this House that serve for the County of Somerset: 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.
Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the same Committee to which the Bill for making the said River navigable was committed, to take the same into Consideration: And Mr. Fane, Mr. Milward, Sir Jeoffrey Shackerley, Dr. Ryshton, Mr. Clifford, Sir John Coryton, Sir Chichester Wrey, Sir John Rouse, Sir Rich. Edgcombe, Mr. Trevannion, Mr. Herle, Mr. Boscowen, Mr. Robert Roberts, Sir Edw. Moseley, Mr. Wren, Mr. Speccott, Mr. Croke, Mr. Cornwallis, Mr. Jay, and Sir John Salisbury, are added to the said Committee.
Sir Robert Brooke reports from the Committee to which the Bill for confirming a Sale of Lands made by John Coppleston Esquire to John Meyne Merchant, several Amendments to be made to the said Bill: Which he read with the Coherence, in the Bill; and after delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table.
Amendments, sent from the Lords, to the Bill to enable the Sale of some of the Lands of William Milward Esquire, for Payment of some of his Debts, was this Day twice read: and, upon the Question, severally agreed to; and afterward were read the Third time.
Sir Lancelot Lake reports from the Committee appointed to review the Bill for Repairing of the Highways (being new-written), and to make any further Alterations and Amendments thereto, as they shall see Cause, several new Amendments and Additions to the said Bill: Which were twice read, and some Amendments made thereto: And all the said Amendments and Additions, saving only the Two last, were, upon the Question, severally agreed to.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the said Bill be recommitted to the said former Committee: And that they do consider of a Proviso to preserve such Compositions as have been touching the Mending of the Highways; and for Recompence to be given for such Damage as may happen by entering into private Grounds to dig Gravel, or other Materials; and also to provide, that where there is no Necessity to put this Act in Execution, in such Places the Repairing of the Highways to be continued upon the former Lands, as the Two near adjoining Justices shall direct; and also, to consider of the Statutes of Henry the Eighth and Queen Elizabeth, touching Bridges, and the Highways of Sussex; and to bring in such Provisoes as to the Particulars before-mentioned, or any other Amendments or Provisoes, as they shall find necessary: And to sit this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And Mr. Treasurer, Sir John Duncombe and Sir Charles Harbord, are added to the said Committee.
Bills from Lords.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have returned you Two Bills; the one intituled, An Act to enable the Trustees of Henry Nevill Esquire to sell certain Manors, Lands, and Tenements, in the Counties of Yorke and Leicester, for Payment of his and his Son Wm. Nevill's Debts; and likewise to confirm and strengthen the Sale of such Lands as they have already sold in the County of Yorke: And the other intituled, An Act for enabling Thomas Peck Esquire to sell a Manor and some Lands, in the County of Norfolke, for Payment of his Debts, and other Uses, with some Amendments; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Uniformity of Worship.
Upon Motion on the Behalf of Thomas Morris Esquire, a Member of this House, it being informed, That, by an Order of this House made the Seven-and-twentieth of November last, his Case, in relation to the Manor of Boyton Hall (a Lease whereof for One-and-twenty Years was granted unto him by Roger Nightingale, one of the Petty Canons of St. Paul's Church, London, lately deceased), was recommended to the Lords, and others his Majesty's Commissioners for Examination of the late pretended Sales of the Crown and Church Lands; to take the same into Consideration; and give such Relief as they should find Cause; and if they could not reconcile the Difference, then to certify the Matter of Fact, with their Opinions: And the said Lords and others, Commissioners, having fully examined the Matter, and heard the said Parties and their Counsel at large, made their Order of the Fourteenth of March last; wherein the Case between the said Mr. Morris and the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul was stated; and the Opinion of the Lords, and others the Commissioners therein declared, "That Roger Nightingale, from whom Mr. Morris claims the Manor of Boyton Hall, had Power to make the Lease in Question to the said Mr. Morris: And that the Dean and Chapter, claiming no Advantage thereby, ought to have joined to him therein:" But, to the end the Dean and Chapter might be fully answered in all their Objections, the Commissioners had prevailed with Mr. Morris, that the ancient Rent reserved upon the said Lease, being but Eight Pounds a Year, should be doubled, and made Sixteen Pounds per Ann.; which the Commissioners did approve of as commendable in the said Dean and Chapter to insist upon, and in the said Mr. Morris to condescend unto; and did therefore order, That the Dean and Chapter be desired to join in the Confirmation of the Lease aforesaid, by affixing their Common Seal thereunto; upon Security by the said Mr. Morris given for the Advance of the Rent, as aforesaid, during the Term of Years granted unto him by the Lease of the said Roger Nightingale: And, in Case the said Dean and Chapter should refuse the same, the Commissioners did then appoint the whole Case to be reported to the House of Commons.
Resolved, That this House doth concur in Opinion with the said Commissioners: And that the Case of Mr. Morris, together with the Order and Certificate of the Lords, and others his Majesty's Commissioners, authorized for Examination of the late pretended Sales of Crown and Church Lands, be recommended from this House to his Majesty, to take the same into his gracious Consideration.