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, 16 Aprilis, 14 Car.
Wye, &c. Navigation.
AN ingrossed Bill for making navigable the Rivers Wye and Lugg, and the Rivers and Brooks running into the same, in the Counties of Hereford, Gloucester, and Monmouth, was this Day read the Third time.
Amendments, sent from the Lords, to the Bill to enable the Trustees of Henry Nevill Esquire to sell certain Manors and Lands 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; were twice read; and, upon the Question, severally agreed to.
Court of Wards.
Sir Allen Brodrick reports from the Committee appointed to examine what legal Offices of the late Court of Wards were established by the Statute; and to hear and examine the several Claims of the several Officers belonging to such Offices; and to report it to the House; and, withal, to present some Means, how they might have Recompence for their Places; That, upon Claim of the Lord John Berkley, for a Compensation for the Loss of the Office of the Mastership of the Court of Wards and Liveries, it appeared to the Committee, That the Lord Berkley had a Warrant, dated 3 Maii 1650, in the Second Year of the Reign of his Majesty that now is, for the said Office: And the Opinion of the Committee, That the Sum of Five thousand Pounds be a fit Compensation to the said Lord Berkley, for the Loss of his said Office.
He further reports, That, upon Reading of the Petition of Sir Wm. Fleetwood, Receiver of the Court of Wards, Mr. Street reported the Opinion of a Committee, 14 Julii 1660, to whom the then House of Commons referred the Consideration of these Officers, That the annual Value of the Receiver General's Office was Fifteen hundred Pounds per Annum, above Reprises; and believed Two thousand Pounds a sufficient Compensation, because Charles Fleetwood, Brother of Sir Wm. Fleetwood, pretending formerly to the same, had received Two thousand Pounds; Sir William being then in his late Majesty's Service at Oxon; the Opinion of the Committee, That Sir Wm. Fleetwood was Receiver General of the Court of Wards and Liveries, being an Officer within the Statute; and that he ought to have Recompence; no Part of the said Two thousand Pounds being paid to him by his Brother Charles Fleetwood: And that Four thousand Pounds be a fit Recompence for Sir William Fleetwood.
He further reports the Opinion of the Committee, That Four thousand Pounds be a fit Recompence for the Two Auditors Places of the Court of Wards, when the Claim of Mr. John and Mr. Robert Heath, against Sir Charles Maynard shall be adjudged; the said John and Robert having proved to the Committee, That, upon the King's Proclamation for removing that Court to Oxon, an Inquisition, upon a Commission out of Chancery, did find the Auditors Maynard and Tooke absent: Whereupon his Majesty, by his Letters Patents, granted the said Offices to John and Robert Heath; who were sworn, and executed the Places accordingly, till the Rendition of Oxford.
He also reports the Opinion of the Committee, That Fifteen hundred Pounds be a fit Recompence to Sir Edw. Savage, for the Reversion of the Surveyor's Office, granted him by King Charles the First, after the Death of Sir Benjamin Rudyard; who is since dead.
He further reports, That, upon reading of the Petition of John Trethewy, Feodary of Cornwall, Mr. Street reported, That the Committee of the House of Commons, 14 Julii 1660, rejected the Petition, and all of the like Kind; viz. all other Feodaries, Receivers, and Surveyors, for Counties, who were removeable at the Discretion of the Court; the Opinion of the Committee, That this be specially reported to the House; and the House be desired, . . . . whether these particular Receivers, Feodaries, and Surveyors for Counties, removeable at the Discretion of the Court, were, within their Intention, to receive Recompence for their respective Places: And, in case they are allowed, by the House, to be within their Order directed to this Committee; and the Opinion of the Committee, That Three hundred Pounds be a fit Recompence for the said Mr. John Trethewy.
Court of Wards.
He further reports, That, upon the Petition of William Cooke Esquire, and Henry Earl of St. Albans; it appearing, that William Cook was Clerk of the Liveries, in Possession; the Earl of St. Albans, in Reversion, after the Death, Forfeiture, or Surrender of the said William Cooke; the Opinion of the Committee, That Two thousand Pounds be a fit Recompence to Mr. Cooke: And that One thousand Pounds be a fit Recompence to the Earl of St. Albans.
He further reports, That George Fane produced his Grant of the Two Clerks Places of this Court, in Reversion, after Audley and Chamberlaine. Mr. Street reported, That the former Committee thought Eight thousand Pounds a fit Compensation for Mr. Fane: But it appearing, that Chamberlaine was debt since July 14, 1660, at which Time this Recompence was allotted; and that Audley is very old; the Opinion of the Committee was, That Ten thousand Pounds be a fit Compensation to Mr. Fane.
He also reports, That, upon reading of the Petition of Mr. Darnell and Mr. Wilson; and it appearing to the Committee, that they were Attornies of the Court; the Opinion of the Committee, That One thousand Pounds be a fit Recompence for Mr. Darnell, and One thousand Pounds for Mr. Wilson.
He further reports, That, upon reading the Petition of Tho. Hauchet, Usher of the Court of Wards and Liveries, and the proving himself to have been in Possession; and proving the Value of the Place; the Opinion of the Committee, That One thousand Pounds be a fit Recompence for Mr. Hauchett.
He further reports, That, upon reading the Petition of Edw. Wilkinson, Messenger of the Court, his Title and the Value proved, the Opinion of the Committee, That Seven hundred and Fifty Pounds be a fit Recompence for Mr. Wilkinson.
And he also reports, That Sir John Nicholas produced his Patent, bearing Date October 24, Ann. 21 Car. I i; whereby the Office of Receiver General of the Court of Wards and Liveries is granted him, after the Death, Forfeiture, or Surrender of Sir Wm. Fleetwood; the Opinion of the Committee, That Fifteen hundred Pounds be a fit Recompence for Sir John Nicholas.
The Question being put, To agree with the Committee, That Fifteen hundred Pounds was a fit Recompence for to be allowed Sir Edw. Savage, for the Reversion of the Surveyor's Office, granted him by King Charles the First, after the Death of Sir Benjamin Rudyard;
|Colonel Windham,||Tellers for the Yeas:||47.|
|Sir Roger Bradshaigh,||With the Yeas,|
|Mr. Newport,||Tellers for the Noes:||56.|
|Sir Hum. Winch,||With the Noes,|
Conference desired with Lords.
Ordered, That Sir Robert Howard do go up to the Lords, to desire a Conference, as to the Proviso concerning Exeter House, by them sent down, to the Bill for repairing the Streets and Highways in and near the Cities of London and Westminster, and Parts adjacent.
Book of Common Prayer.
Mr. Vaughan reports from the Committee appointed to compare the Books of Common Prayer, sent down from the Lords, with the Book sent up from this House; and to see whether they differ in any thing besides the Amendments sent from the Lords, and already read in this House, and wherein; That the said Committee had met Yesterday, and sat till Eight at Night; and had met early this Morning, and taken great Care and Pains in comparing and examining the said Books * * * *.
Resolved, That the Thanks of this House be returned to the said Committee, for their great Care and Pains in comparing and examining the Book of Common Prayer, according to the Order and Direction of this House.
Uniformity of Worship.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth disagree to these Words, in the Twenty-fifth Line of the said Amendment, "and Tenderness of some Mens Consciences;" and doth think fit, that the Word "have" be made "hath."
|Mr. Williams,||Tellers for the Yeas:||90.|
|Mr. Boscowen,||With the Yeas,|
|Sir Edm. Peirse,||Tellers for the Noes:||96.|
|Mr. Spencer,||With the Noes,|
The Question being put, To agree to the said Seventh Amendment, sent down from the Lords, at the Twenty-fourth Line in the Bill of Uniformity, with the Alteration made by this House, and before expressed;