Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Martis, 29 die Martii, 16 Car. IIdi.
A BILL to enable Francis Cottington and Charles Cottington to settle and dispose of Lands in Jointure to any Wife or Wives they shall take in Marriage, was this Day read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Colonel Bullen Reames, Sir John Duncombe, Colonel Edm. Windham, Mr. Whittaker, Mr. Churchill, Colonel Robert Phillips, Mr. Daniell, Sir Cha. Cotterell, Mr. Henry Coventry, Mr. Finch, Sir Robert Long, Mr. Crouch, Sir Wm. Gaudy, Mr. Yorke, Sir Tho. Doleman, Sir Courtney Poole, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir John Low, Mr. Seymour, Mr. William Sandys, Sir Rich. Onslow, Mr. Westphaling, Sir Adrian Scroope, Sir Walter St. John, Sir Tho. Allen, Colonel Whittley, Sir Rich. Breames, Mr. Aldworth, Sir Clifford Cliffton, Mr. Progers, Colonel Windham, Mr. Vaughan, Lord Ancram, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir Anth. Irby, Dr. Burrell, Dr. Arris, and all the Members of this House that serve for the several Counties of Middlesex, Berks, and Wilts: And they are to meet at Two of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber; and to summon and hear all Parties concerned: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Ordered, That Sir Henry Wood, Mr. Ashburneham, Mr. Fox, and all the Members of the House, that serve for the several Counties of Suffolke and Kent, be added to the Committee to which the Bill for Sale of Lands, to pay the Debts of Sir Sackvile Glemham, is committed.
A Bill for the better enabling the principal Officers and Commissioners of his Majesty's Navy Royal, for the Performance of their Duties in the Service thereof, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Sir William Batten, Sir Rich. Ford, Mr. Pryn, Mr. Coventry, Sir Court. Poole, Colonel Reames, Sir Rich. Onslow, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir Fra. Clerke, Sir William Lowther, Sir John Birkenhead, Mr. Lowther, Sir Edw. Masters, Sir Cha. Cotterell, Sir John Knight, Sir John Shaw, Sir William Thompson, Sir Wm. Penn, Sir Lanc. Lake, Mr. Westphaling, Sir John Brampston, Sir Cha. Harbord, Mr. Jolly, Sir William Doyley, Sir Allen Apsley, Mr. Crouch, Colonel Phillips, Mr. Clifford, Mr. Seymour, Sir Geo. Carterett, Sir John Maynard, Sir John Fredericke, Mr. Jones: And they are to meet at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
A Bill for the Relief of the Creditors of the Fellowship of Merchant Adventurers of England, was this Day read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Mr. Solicitor General, Serjeant Charleton, Secretary Morrice, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Hen. North, Mr. Hen. Coventry, Sir Edw. Walpoole, Mr. Crouch, Colonel Edm. Windham, Mr. Finch, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir John Frederick, Mr. Jolly, Sir Edw. Masters, Sir John Robinson, Sir Abra. Cullen, Sir Tho. Doleman, Sir John Harrison, Sir John Marley, Mr. Thomas, Sir Winston Churchill, Sir Allan Apsley, Sir Tho. Meres, Colonel Fra. Windham, Sir Robert Brooke, Mr. Prideaux, Sir Edm. Pooley, Sir Rich. Ford, Mr. Wm. Coventry, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir Courtney Poole, Sir Wm. Batten, Sir John Brampston, Sir John Holland, Sir John Brikenhead, Mr. Wren, Sir Lanc. Lake, Mr. Clifford, Sir Wm. Doyley, Sir Tho. Strickland, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir Hen. Wood, Sir Phillip Warwick, Sir Cirrell Wych, Mr. Seymour, Sir Geo. Courthope, Sir Rich. Wiseman, Mr. John Ashburnham, Sir Chich. Wray, Sir Fra. Anderson, Dr. Burrell, Mr. Hide, Sir Fra. Clarke, Sir Wm. Gawdy, Mr. Morrice, Sir Wm. Lowther: And all the Members of this House, that shall come to the Committee, are to have Votes thereat: And they are to meet in the Exchequer Chamber on this Day Sevennight, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon: And to summon and hear all Parties concerned: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records: And to receive Proposals for the better regulating the Fellowship of Merchant Adventurers.
Another Bill for Relief of the Creditors of the Fellowship of Merchant Adventurers was also read.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be committed to the same Committee to which the former Bill on the Behalf of the Creditors, was committed: And they are to receive such Informations as shall be offered, touching the Matter in Question; and also Proposals for regulating the Company of Merchant Adventurers; and to peruse both Bills; and extract such a Bill out of them, as may be most equal for Satisfaction of the Creditors, and Advantage of the Fellowship and Trade of Merchant Adventurers.
A Petition of the Governor, Wardens, and Assistants, of the Fellowship of the Merchant Adventurers of the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne, was read.
Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the same Committee to which the Two Bills, touching the Fellowship of Merchant Adventurers, and their Creditors, were committed; to take the same into Consideration; and report the Matter to the House.
Writs of Error.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Justinian Lewen and Sir Thomas Estcourt;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you down a Bill, intituled, An Act for Preventing of Abatements of Writs of Error upon Judgments in the Exchequer: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
A Bill for apportioning Rents, and preventing concurrent Leases of the Lands of Bishops, and other Ecclesiastical Persons, was read.
Ordered, That this Bill be read the Second time on Thursday next.
Resolved, &c. That a Bill be brought in, to supply the Defects in the former Laws; and to prevent the Meetings and Designs of Sectaries, and Dissenters from the Church: And it is referred to Serjeant Charleton, Lord Fanshaw, Sir John Duncombe, Mr. Crouch, Sir Tho. Strickland, Sir Tho. Meres, Mr. Churchill, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Edm. Pooley, Mr. Heath, Sir John Birkenhead, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Courtney Poole, or any Two of them, to prepare the said Bill: And it is recommended to the especial Care of Sir Job Charleton, for the expediting and bringing in the Bill.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, at Eight of the Clock.