Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Martis, 19 Maii, 15 Regis Car. IIdi.
Partition of Lands.
Resolved, That the said Bill be committed to Mr. Spry, Sir Sol. Swale, Colonel Gilby, Sir Phil. Musgrave, Mr. Oglander, Sir Edw. Masters, Mr. Knight, Mr. Buller, Mr. Vaughan, Colonel Reames, Mr. Clifford, Mr. Cory, Mr. Kent, Mr. Moore, Mr. Thurland, Colonel Arundell, Colonel Strangwayes, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir John Rouse, Mr. Wandesford, Mr. Jay, Mr. Barnham, Sir Tho. Allen, Sir Fra. Goodrick, Sir Tho. Gower, Colonel Phillips, Sir Rich. Oatley, Mr. Hide, Sir John Strangwayes, Sir Clifford Clifton, Mr. Morice, Mr. Knollis, Mr. Wyn, Colonel Robinson, Sir Hen. Newton, Sir Chichester Wray, and all the Members of this House, that are of the Long Robe, are added to the Committee: And they are to meet To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Ordered, That the Committee to which it was referred to prepare a Bill against fraudulent Conveyances, and recommended to them to bring it in against this Day, have further Time till Monday next; the Matter being of Consequence, and requiring Time.
Grocers Free School.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill do pass: And that the Title shall be, An Act for the Settling of a FreeSchool in Witney in the County of Oxon, being erected and endowed by Henry Box, Citizen and Grocer of London, deceased.
St. Oswald Hospital.
A Person committed by mistake.
Amendments, sent from the Lords, to an ingrossed Bill, sent from this House, to enable John Robinson Esquire to sell or dispose Lands for Payment of his Debts, and making Provision for his younger Children, were this Day twice read; and, upon the Question, severally agreed to.
Sir Charles Harbord reports from the Committee appointed to inspect several Branches of his Majesty's Revenue, That, upon Consideration of the long Estates granted of the Crown Lands, the Opinion of the Committee, That the House be moved, That, if they think fit, a Bill may be prepared, to avoid all Leases and Grants made since 29 Maii 1660, for any longer Time than for One, Two, or Three Lives, where they have been usually letten for Lives, or for One-and-thirty Years in Possession, or so many Years in Reversion, as, with the Estates in being, shall not exceed One-and-thirty Years; reserving One half or more of the improved yearly Value in Rent: Saving such Leases and Grants of the Lands of the Duchy of Cornwall, as have been made according to the Rules of the Act made in this present Parliament in that Behalf; and saving the Lands and Rents granted to the Duke of Albemarle and the Earl of Sandwich.
He further reports, That, upon Consideration of the Sub Committee, about Deane Forest, and of the present State and Condition of the said Forest, The Opinion of the Committee, That, if it be resumed into his Majesty's Hands, and managed for his best Advantage; and Fourteen thousand Acres of the Soil, inclosed, re-afforested, and settled in Severalty by Act of Parliament, for a perpetual Growth and Supply of Wood and Timber; it may raise a Revenue of Five thousand Pounds per Annum, by making of Iron there, above Charges of Management; and continue the same for ever; and preserve all the present Timber fit for his Majesty's Shipping, and the young Sapplings of Oak; which may prove a great Nursery of Timber Trees for the Service of the Royal Navy for the Time to come.
Resolved, &c. That Sir John Wintour shall, on Friday next, be heard at the Bar of this House, as to the Consideration and Execution of his Patent, by which he makes Claim to the Trees in the Forest of Deane: And that such Members of this House as are concerned shall be then heard.
Ordered, That the Bill against the Meeting of Sectaries and Non-conformists be brought in, and read, as soon as it can be made ready: And it is recommended to the Committee to expedite it; and bring it in on Thursday Morning.
Ordered, That the House, on Thursday next, will resolve into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the Consideration of the Bill for settling the Forces in the several Counties of this Kingdom.