DIE Veneris, 8 die Februarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
|His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.
JohannesDs.Robertes,Custos Privati Sigilli.
RobertusComesLindsey,Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Vicecomes Say & Seale.
|Ds. Arlington, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State.
Ds.Berkley de Berkley.
Ds.Willoughby de Parham.
Ds.Gerard de Bromley.
Ds.Arundell de Warder.
Ds.Howard de Charlt.
Ds.Grey de Wark.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds Gerard de Brandon.
Ds.Berkley de Stratton.
Ds. Arundell de Trerice.
This Day the Lord Privy Seal sat Speaker, in
the Absence of the Lord Chancellor.
Sir C. Stanley's Bill.
The Earl of Dorset reported, "That the Committee
for Sir Charles Stanley's Bill have considered it, and
heard all Parties concerned; and think it fit to pass,
with some Alterations."
Which were read Twice.
And the Question being put, "Whether to agree
to these Amendments made by the Committee?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for settling
Lands, for Payment of the Debts of Sir Charles
The Question being put, "Whether this Bill,
with the Amendments now read, shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message from H. C. with Bills;--and to remind the Lords of the Plague Bill, and the Canary Company Patent.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir William Thompson and others; which consisted of these Particulars:
1. To return the Bill for rebuilding the City of
London; and do agree with their Lordships in the
Amendment and Proviso added.
2. To return the Bill for sowing Hemp and Flax;
wherein the Commons have made an Alteration, and
desire their Lordships Concurrence therein.
3. To put their Lordships in Mind of the Bill for
better ordering those that have the Plague.
4. To put their Lordships in Mind of the Votes of
the House of Commons formerly sent up, concerning
the Patent granted to the Canary Company.
Message from H. C. with the Bill for Discovery of Lives on Estates.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Jonathan Trelawny and others; who returned a Bill for Discovery of the Death of those Persons that have Estates for Lives, and are beyond the
Seas, &c.; which Bill they received from their Lordships, and have added Two Provisos, to which they
desire their Lordships Concurrence.
The said Provisos were read Twice, and Agreed to.
L. Abergaveny's Bill.
The Earl of Dorsett reported, "That the Committee have considered of the Amendments in the Bill
concerning the Estate of the Lord Abergaveny; and
they think the Bill sit to pass, with those Amendments made by the House of Commons."
Which Amendments, being read Twice, were Agreed
to by this House.
Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it; and to return Sir C. Stanley's Bill.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Moundeford Brampston and Sir Nathaniell Hobart;
which consisted of these Particulars:
1. To return them the Bill for settling of Lands,
for the Payment of the Debts of Sir Charles Stanley;
wherein their Lordships have made some Alterations,
and desire the Concurrence of the House of Commons
2. To acquaint them, that this House hath agreed
to the Amendments in the Lord Abergavenie's Bill;
and also to the Two Provisos in the Bill concerning
the Discovery of the Death of Persons beyond the Seas
who have Estates for Lives.
Ld. Norris's Bill.
The Lord Howard of Charlton reported from the
Lords Committees, to whose Consideration, the Bill
intituled, "An Act for settling the Estate of the Lord
Norreyes in Trustees, for the Benefit of the Lord
Norreyes," stands committed, a Proposal agreed on
by Consent of all Parties; which was read, videlicet,
"That, in regard there is not Time to proceed
upon the said Bill, it is proposed, That there be no
Alteration of the First Trustees, by Addition of any
others; and (for the Preservation of the said Estate)
it is likewise proposed, That neither the Wife of
Sir Francis Norreyes, nor of Edward Cooke Esquire,
Trustees for the Estate of the Lord Norreyes, nor
the Wife of the Heir of the Survivor of either of
them, shall claim any Dower out of the Estate of
the Lord Norreyes; nor shall the Heirs of the Survivor of them receive any Benefit or Advantage to
themselves by the said Trust, but shall bar themselves
such Advantage to themselves, by Fine or any other
legal Act to be done by them, not barring them of
the Continuance of the said Trust; nor shall the said
Sir Francis Norreyes and Edward Cooke, or either of
them, or the Heirs of the Survivor of them, let or
set any Part of the Estate (either Copyhold or Freehold) belonging to the Lord Norreyes, for Lives or
Years, for longer Term than till the Lord Norreyes
shall attain to the Age of One and Twenty Years,
and in Possession, but not in Reversion or future Interest, and not otherwise than for the improved Rent,
without any other Fine; and shall not cut Timber
within the said Time, but for Repairs of the Houses
of the Lord Norreyes and necessary Boots, nor commit any Manner of Waste, nor shall sell any Part of
the said Estate, and shall be accountable according
to the Deed of Trust; and that, as any considerable
Sums of Money shall be raised out of the said Estate,
the same shall be lent forth, and employed for the
Benefit of the Estate of the Lord Norreyes, deducting
such reasonable Expences for the Management of the
Trust as Law or Equity will allow; and that neither
the said Sir Francis Norreyes and Edward Cooke, nor
the Survivor of them, nor the Heirs of the Survivor
of them, shall act any Thing relating to the Management of the said Estate, in the Particulars abovementioned, otherwise than as abovementioned, but
with the Consent of his Grace the Duke of Albemarle,
and by the Advice of Sir Jeffery Palmer His Majesty's
Attorney General; and that the Original Deed of
Trust, of the Twentieth of January, One Thousand
Six Hundred Forty Eight, shall be deposited in the
Hands of the said Sir Jeffery Palmer; and that an
Inventory be by the Trustees taken of all the
Writings belonging to the Estate of the Lord Norreyes, and all those Writings safely lodged in the
Evidence Room at Rycott, to be made Use of as Occasion shall require; and that a Copy of the said Inventory be delivered to the Duke of Albemarle; and
that the Earl of Anglesey and Earl of Aylisbury (having
voluntarily offered themselves) are to be Security for
the Performance of what is proposed on the Behalf
of the said Edward Cooke, and the Earl of Anglesey
on the Behalf of the said Sir Francis Norreyes; and that
Articles are to be drawn, by the Advice of the said
Sir Jeffery Palmer, between the Duke of Albemarle,
and the Earl of Anglesey and Earl of Aylisbury, and to
be signed by them, for Performance of the Particulars above written."
Which Proposal, being read, was allowed by the Lords
Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled to be
entered in the Journal Book of this House, for the Preservation thereof.
Bedford Level Tax Bill.
Upon Report made by the Earl of Bridgwater, from
the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled,
"An Act for settling the Taxes to be imposed on the
Adventurers Lands lying in Bedford Levell after a
Pound Rate," stands committed, as the Opinion of
that Committee, "That (in regard of Want of Time
to proceed upon the said Bill) all Differences between
the Governor and Members of the Corporation interested in the said Level, concerning the Way of
raising Monies and other Matters, may, by Order of
this House, with the Consent of the said Corporation
under their Common Seal, be left to the Hearing
and final Determination of Three of the Learned
Judges, or any Two of them, wherein all Parties
declare their Acquiescence:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal
in Parliament assembled, accordingly; and that the Lord
Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, the Lord
Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, and
the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer, for
the Time being, or any Two of them, be the Judges
appointed for that Purpose.
Message from H. C. to return Swaffham Churches Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Steward and others; who returned the
Bill for uniting the Churches at Swaffham, to which
the Commons have agreed, with Amendments; which,
being read Twice, were Agreed to.
Committee to examine the Journal.
ORDERED, That the Lords Sub-committees for Privileges, and for examining the Journal Book, or any
Three of them, have hereby Power to meet, after the
End of this Session, at such Times as they shall think
good, to peruse and perfect what remains now unexamined of the Journal Book of the Proceedings of this
present Session of Parliament.
The King being seated in His Royal Throne, arrayed in His Regal Ornaments and Robes, the Peers
being likewise in their Robes; His Majesty commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House to signify to the House of Commons, "That it is His Majesty's Pleasure that they
come up presently, with their Speaker."
Who being come, the Speaker of the House of
Commons made this Speech following:
Speaker of H. C. Speech.
"May it please Your Most Excellent Majesty,
"Nothing conduceth more to the Happiness of a
Nation, than a right Understanding between the
Prince and the People; and nothing more advanceth
this Correspondence, than frequent Meetings in
Common Council. By the Wisdom of our Forefathers, the Security of our Lives, our Liberties,
and our Properties, is lodged in our English Parliaments; and so gracious have Your Majesty's Predecessors been, that, for the Satisfaction of their
People, they have made several Laws, some for Triennial, some for Annual Parliaments. Your Majesty,
by their Example, upon the humble Suit of your
Lords and Commons, hath, in a former Session of
this Parliament, passed an Act for Triennial Meetings in Parliaments; but in this Your Majesty hath
exceeded all Your Predecessors, that, as Your happy
Restoration was in a Convention of Parliament, so
of Your own Accord, for the Public Good, and as
a Demonstration of Your extraordinary Love to
Parliaments, You have vouchsafed, ever since Your
Return, to converse with Your People in Parliament; this being the Sixth Year, and the Sixth
Session, of this present Parliament.
"The last Time Your Majesty was pleased to speak
to us, You commanded us to make ready all Things
You were to dispatch this Session. In Obedience
thereunto, we have with all Industry imaginable endeavoured so to prepare those Matters that were
before us, that Your Majesty and the whole Nation
may receive Satisfaction in our Dispatches.
"First, it concerned us to keep our Words with
Your Majesty, in finishing that Supply which we
promised You for the carrying on the War.
"In order whereunto, I do here present unto Your
Majesty this Bill of Eleven Months Assessment upon
our Lands, to take Place in a Post-charge after the
additional Royal Aid now current is expired. This
Act, together with the Poll Bill lately passed, we
conceive, will fully make up the Eighteen Hundred Thousand Pounds we promised to Your Majesty.
"We must for ever with Humility acknowledge
the Justice of GOD, in punishing this whole Nation
by the late dreadful Conflagration of London. We
know they were not the greatest Sinners on whom
the Tower of Syloe fell; and doubtless all our Sins
did contribute to the filling up that Measure, which,
being full, drew down the Wrath of GOD upon that
City. But it very much reviveth us to behold the
miraculous Blessing of GOD upon Your Majesty's
Endeavours for the Preservation of that Part of the
City which is left: Et Fas est resurgere Mania Trejæ.
We hope GOD will direct Your Royal Heart, and
fortunate Hand, in a few Days, to lay a Foundation
Stone in the rebuilding that Royal City; the Beauty and Praise whereof shall fill the whole Earth.
"For the Encouragement of this noble Work,
we have prepared several Bills: One, for the establishing a Judicatory, for the speedy determining all
Actions, and Causes of Action, that have or may
arise between Landlords and Tenants, upon this sad
Accident. Though, I persuade myself, no Englishman would be exempted from making some Offering
to carry on this pious Undertaking, yet the exemplary Charity of Your Majesty's Twelve Reverend
Judges is fit with Honour to be mentioned before
Your Majesty: They are willing to spend all their
Sand that doth not run out in Your Majesty's immediate Service, of dispensing Justice in their several
Courts to Your People, in hearing and determining those Controversies that may arise upon old
Agreements, and making new Rules between Owners and Tenants, for their mutual Encouragement in this glorious Action.
"We have likewise prepared a Bill for the Regularity of the new Buildings, that they may be raised with more Conveniency, Beauty, and Security,
than they had before. Some Streets we have ordered to be opened and enlarged, and many Obstructions to be removed; but all with Your Majesty's Approbation. This we conceive cannot be
done with Justice, unless a Compensation be given
to those that shall be Losers: We have therefore laid
an Imposition of Twelve Pence upon every Chalder,
and Twelve Pence upon every Ton of Coals, that
shall be brought into the Port of London, for Ten
Years, the better to enable the Lord Mayor and
Aldermen to recompense those Persons whose Grounds
shall be taken from them.
"Rome was not built in a Day; nor can we, in the
Close of this Session, finish the Rules for the dividing of Parishes, rebuilding of the Churches, and
the ornamental Parts of the City. These Things
must rest that we intended, till another Session.
But we know Your Majesty in the mean Time
will take them into Your Princely Consideration,
and make it Your Care that the Houses of GOD
and Your own Royal Chamber be decently and conveniently restored.
"And now, Great Sir, having thus happily finished
the Business of this Session, we beg Your Majesty's Leave that we may return to our own Homes,
there to put in Execution the good Laws which
You have made, and to defend our several Countries against all Designs to disturb the Peace of the
Nation. And we beseech ALMIGHTY GOD, who
hath hitherto wonderfully preserved Your Majesty's
Person, and made You glorious in all Your Atchievements, still to prosper Your Forces both at
Sea and Land, till He hath made Your Majesty
an Asylum for all Your Friends, and a Terror to
Your Enemies both at Home and Abroad."
This being ended, the Clerk of the Parliament received the Bill for Eleven Months Assessment, and the
explanatory Act for raising Monies by a Poll, &c.
from the Speaker, and brought them to the Table.
And the Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of these
Bills following, to which the Clerk of the Parliament
pronounced the Royal Assent to the several Bills, according to the Nature of them; as,
"1. An Act for granting the Sum of Twelve
Hundred Fifty-six Thousand Three Hundred Fortyseven Pounds, Thirteen Shillings, to the King's
Majesty, towards the Maintenance of the present
"2. An Act explanatory of an Act for raising Monies, by a Poll and otherwise, towards the Maintenance of this present War."
"Le Roy, remerciant Ses bons Subjects, accepte leur
Benevolence, et ainsi le veult."
"3. An Act for erecting a Judicature for Determination of Differences touching Houses burned or
demolished by reason of the late Fire which happened in London."
"4. An Act for rebuilding the City of London."
"5. An Act to prevent the Disturbances of Seamen
and others, and to preserve the Stores belonging to
His Majesty's Navy Royal."
"6. An Act for Relief of poor Prisoners, and setting of them on Work."
"7. An Act extending a former Act concerning
Replevins and Avowries to the Principality of Wales
and the County Palatines."
"8. An Act for Redress of Inconveniencies by
Want of Proof of the Decease of Persons beyond the
Seas, or absenting themselves, on whose Lives Estates
"Le Roy le veult."
"9. An Act for the naturalizing of Esther Le Lou,
the Daughter and Coheir of Gideon Le Lou, Lord of
Colombiers in Normandy, the now Wife of the Right
Honourable Denzell Lord Holles, of Ifeild."
"10. An Act for confirming, explaining, and enlarging, an Act, intituled, An Act to enable John
Lord Abergaveny, Son and Heir of Henry late Lord
Abergaveny, to sell certain Lands, for Payment of
his Debts, and Preferment of his Brother and Sisters."
"11. An Act for the Illegitimation of the Children
of the Lady Anne Roos."
"12. An Act for Sale of a Messuage in Chiswich,
for Payment of the Debts of Edward Russell Esquire."
"13. An Act for Confirmation of a Settlement of
the Estate of Sir Seymour Shirley Baronet."
"14. An Act for settling the Moiety of the Manor
of Iron Acton on Sir John Poyntz."
"15. An Act for settling an Estate in Trust for the
Benefit of Mrs. Elizabeth Pride and her Children."
"16. An Act for the ascertaining the Bounds of the
several Rectories of Swaffham St. Cyriac and of Sawffham St. Marie's, within the Town of Swaffham Prior,
in the County of Cambridge, and for the uniting of
the Two Churches there."
"17. An Act for the restoring of Francis Scawen
Gentleman in Blood."
"18. An Act for naturalizing Dame Mary Frazer
"19. An Act to enable a Sale of Lands, for Payment of the Debts of Henry Kendall Esquire."
"20. An Act for selling Part of the Lands of Henry
Mildmay Esquire deceased, for Payment of his Debts,
and making Provision for his Children."
"21. An Act to enable Leicester Grosevenor and
his Trustees to sell certain Lands, for Payment of
"Soit fait come il est desiré."
Afterwards His Majesty made this Speech following:
"My Lords and Gentlemen,
"I thank you for this other Bill of Supply which
you have given Me; and I assure you, the Money
shall be laid out for the Ends it is given. I hope we
shall live to have Bills of this Nature in the old
Stile, with fewer Provisos. I looked to have had
somewhat offered to Me concerning the Accompts
of the Money that hath been already raised since
the War; which since you have not done, I will
take Care (after so much Noise) that the same be
not stifled, but will issue out My Commission in the
Manner I formerly promised the House of Peers:
And the Commissioners shall have very much to answer, if they do not discover all Matters of Fraud
"The Season of the Year is very far spent, in which
our Enemies have got great Advantages over us;
but, by the Grace of GOD, I will make all the Preparations I can, and as fast as I can. And yet I
must tell you, that if any good Overtures be made
for an Honourable Peace, I will not reject them;
and I believe all sober Men will be glad to see it
brought to pass.
"I shall now prorogue you till towards Winter,
that you may in your several Places intend the Peace
and Security of your several Countries, where there
are unquiet Spirits enough working. And I do pray
you, and I do expect it from you, that you will use
your utmost Endeavours to remove all those false
Imaginations in the Hearts of the People, which the
Malice of ill Men have industriously infused into
them, of I know not what Jealousies and Grievances;
for I must tell you again, and I am sure I am in the
right, that the People had never so little Cause to
complain of Oppression and Grievances as they have
had since My Return to you. If the Taxes and
Impositions are heavy upon them, you will put them
in Mind, that a War with such powerful Enemies
cannot be maintained without Taxes; and I am sure
the Money raised thereby comes not into My Purse.
"I shall add no more, but that I promise Myself
all good Effects from your Affections and Wisdoms,
where-ever you are. And I hope we shall meet
again of One Mind, for My Honour, and the Good
of the Kingdom.
"And now, My Lord Privy Seal, do as I have directed you."
Whereupon the Lord Privy Seal said,
"My Lords; and you, Knights, Citizens, and
Burgesses, of the House of Commons;
"It is His Majesty's Pleasure, that this Parliament
be prorogued to the Tenth Day of October next.
And accordingly this Parliament is prorogued to the
Tenth Day of October next."
Hitherto examined by us,