House of Commons Journal Volume 7
9 June 1657

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 9 June 1657', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 7: 1651-1660 (1802), pp. 551-553. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=24655 Date accessed: 26 July 2014.


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Tuesday, 9th June, 1657.

WHEREAS Sir Harbotle Grimpston Baronet hath of late revised, and published in English, a Book, intituled, "The Reports of Sir George Crooke Knight, late one of the Justices of the Court of Upper-Bench, of divers select Cases, adjudged in his Time of being a Judge, briefly and judiciously collected and written by Himself:" Which Book is lately allowed and approved of, by all the Judges of England: It is therefore

Ordered, by this present Parliament, That no Person, other than the said Sir Harbotle Grunston, and his Assigns, or such as shall be authorized by him or them, presume to publish in Print any of the said Books, or any Copy thereof, either in French or English.

Walters' Bill.

Resolved, That the Bill for Major Walters be read To-morrow Sevennight.

Assessment for Ireland.

A Bill for Three Months Assessment in Ireland for the Maintenance of the Spanish War, and other Services of the Commonwealth, was this Day read the Third time; and, upon the Question, passed.

Ordered, That this Bill be tendered to his Highness the Lord Protector for his Consent.

Postage.

A Bill for settling the Postage in England, Scotland, and Ireland, was this Day read the Third time.

A Proviso was tendered to this Bill, for freeing Members of Parliament, and other Officers of State from Payment of any Money for Letters: Which was laid aside without a Question.

The Question being put, That these Words, "or otherwise," do stand in the Eighth Line of the Third Page;

It passed with the Negative.

Resolved, That these Words, "or without," be inserted, instead thereof.

Another Proviso was tendered to this Bill, "That this Bill shall not extend to hinder any Person to lett any Horses, for the better Conveniency of Travellers."

The Question being put, That this Proviso shall be read;

It passed with the Negative.

Another Proviso was tendered to this Bill, in these Words; viz. "Provided always, and be it Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That no Person shall have Power to take, use, or seize, any Horses for the Service mentioned in this Act, without the Consent of the Owners; any Usage or Custom, or any thing in this Act to the contrary thereof, notwithstanding."

Which was read the First and Second time.

The Question being put, That the Word "Custom" do stand in this Clause;

It passed with the Negative.

Resolved, That the Word "Pretence" be inserted, instead of the Word "Custom."

Resolved, That this Proviso shall be Part of this Bill.

The Question being put, That the Words "Three Pence" do stand in the First Line of the Sixth Page;

It passed with the Negative.

Resolved, That these Words, "Two Pence Halfpeny," be inserted, instead of the Words "Three Pence."

Which Amendments were Thrice read.

And the Bill so amended, with the Proviso, was, upon the Question, passed.

Ordered, That his Highness the Lord Protector's Consent be desired to this Bill.

Passing Bills.

This Day at Eleven of the Clock being appointed by his Highness for the Parliament to attend him for passing some Bills; by Direction of the House, the Clerk read all the Titles of the Bills which were to be presented.

Prices of Wines.

The House being informed, That, in the Bill for setting the Prices of Wines, the Prices thereby set are to take Effect from the Fifteenth Day of April last;

And the Bill lying now upon the Table;

The Question being put That these Words, "the Fifteenth of April do stand in the Bill . . . setting the Prices of Wine;

It passed with the Negative.

Resolved, That the Fifteenth of August shall be inserted, instead thereof.

Which was amended: And the Amendment read Thrice at the Table.

And the said Bill, so amended, being put to the Question, passed.

Ordered, That his Highness the Lord Protector's Consent be desired to this Bill.

Catechism.

The Question being put, That the Bill for Catechising be now carried up;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir John Thorowgood, Tellers for the Yeas: 82.
Mr. Thomas, With the Yeas,
Major Richard Beak, Tellers for the Noes: 71.
Captain Blackwell, With the Noes,

So it was Resolved, That the Bill for Catechising be now carried up.

Grant to Bastwick.

A Bill for settling Lands in the County of Dublyn in Ireland upon Susanna Bastwick Widow, and the Four Children of Doctor John Bastwick, deceased, and their Heirs; and for continuing Two several Pensions to the said Susanna Bastwick during her Life; was this Day read the Third time; and, upon the Question, passed.

Ordered, That his Highness the Lord Protector's Consent be desired to this Bill: And that the same be now carried up.

Message to attend the Protector.

The Serjeant brings Word, That Serjeant Middleton was at ths Door, with a Message from his Highness.

And thereupon he was called in: And, having made Two Obeisances to the House, when he came to the Middle of the House, with his Mace in his Hand, he declared to Mr. Speaker, He is commanded by his Highness the Lord Protector to let this House know, That his Highness is in the Painted Chamber; and desires to speak with this Honourable House: And thereupon withdrew.

Which being done, Mr. Speaker, attended with the whole House (the Clerk with the Bills in his Hand, and the Serjeant with his Mace, going next and immediately before him) went up to the Painted Chamber: Where his Highness attended with his Council and others, was expecting: The Serjeant carried his Mace upon his Shoulder up to the Table: Where was a Chair set for the Speaker, and a Forum for the Clerk.

Mr. Speaker, after a pithy and short Speech, touching the deliberate and grave Proceedings of Parliament, did, in the Name of the Parliament, present his Highness with Two Bills for an Assessment, towards the Defraying of the Charge of the Spanish War, and other Occasions of the Commonwealth, together with divers other Bills, some of the publick, and others of a more private Concernment; being but as some Grapes preceding the full Vintage.

The Titles of the Bills were read by the Clerk, and his Highness' Answer unto them.

Morecott's Bill.

Mr. Speaker and the Members being returned to the House;

Ordered, That Colonel Zanchy have Leave to bring in a Bill for Mrs. Morecott on Tuesday Morning next.

The House adjourned till Three of Clock this Afternoon.

Post Meridiem.

Protector' Speech.

MR. Speaker reports His Highness' Speech made this Day to the Parliament, upon the Presenting of the Bills: Which was as followeth;

Mr. Speaker,

I perceive, that among these many Acts of Parliament, there hath been a very great Care had by the Parliament to provide for the just and necessary Support of the Commonwealth, by those Bills for the Levying of Money now brought to me, which I have given my Consent unto. Understanding it hath been the Practice of those who have been Chief Governors, to acknowlege, with Thanks to the Commons, their Care and Regard of the Publick, I do very heartily and thankfully acknowlege their Kindness herein.

Importing Bullion.

An Act for Encouragement of Importation of Bullion was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to the Committee for Trade: Who are to sit thereupon, at Seven of the Clock To-morrow Morning, in the Speaker's Chamber: And this Committee have Power to fill up the Blanks in the Bill.

Assessment.

A Bill for an Assessment of for Three Years, to begin from the 24 of June 1657, was this Day read the First time; and, upon the Question, ordered to be read the Second time To-morrow Morning.

Buildings.

The House this Day, according to former Order, resumed the Debate upon the Report made from the Committee to whom the Bill for Buildings was referred.

The Matter of Fact upon the Petition of the Earl of Clare, was read.

The Question being put, That this House, upon Consideration of the several Letters-Patents in the Report mentioned, doth see sufficient Ground to admit a Proviso for exempting the Buildings of the Earl of Clare, in Clement's-Inn-Fields, and thereabouts, out of the Penalties in this Bill;

It passed in the Negative.

The Question being put, That some Allowance be made to the Earl of Clare, out of the Fines that shall arise upon the New Buildings in Clement's-Inn-Fields, and Parts adjacent to him belonging;

It passed with the Negative.

The Question being put, That this House doth agree with the Committee, That the City of Westminster ought to be in the same Condition as the City of London is, as to this Act;

It passed with the Negative.

Resolved, That the Debate touching the New Buildings be adjourned till To-morrow, next after the Bill of Assessments.

Ld. Abergeveny's Estate.

The Question being put, That the Committee to whom the Bill touching the Lord Abergeveny is referred, be revived, to sit upon Friday next;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Colonel Harvey, Tellers for the Yeas: 25.
Mr. Steward, With the Yeas,
Colonel Winthrop, Tellers for the Noes: 33.
Captain Baines, With the Noes,

So it passed with the Negative.

Resolved, That the Committee to whom the Bill touching the Lord Abergaveny is referred, shall be revived, to sit To-morrow Sevennight in the former Place.

Report deferred.

Ordered, That the Report touching the Earl of Northumberland shall be made To-morrow Sevennight.

Bills consented to.

The Titles of the Bills whereunto his Highness gave his Consent this Day, were as followeth:

An Act for the Taking away Purveyance, and Composition for Purveyance.

An Act for limiting and settling the Prices of Wines.

An Act against Vagrants, and wandering, idle, dissolute Persons.

An Act for giving Licence for transporting Fish in foreign Bottoms.

An Act for the Mitigation of the Rigour of the ForestLaws within the Forest of Deane in the County of Gloucester; and for the Preservation of Wood and Timber in the said Forest.

An Act for an Assessment upon England, at the Rate of Sixty thousand Pounds by the Month, for Three Months, from the Twenty-fifth Day of March 1657, to the Twenty-fourth of June then next ensuing.

An Act for the Raising of Monies for the Maintenance of Ministers in Great Yarmouth.

An Act for settling the late Cathedral Church of Gloucester upon the Mayor and Burgesses of the said City of Gloucester, and their Successors, for publick, religious, and charitable Uses.

An Act enabling the Patrons and Vicars of Plymouth, for the Time being, to lease certain Houses, Parcel of the Vicarage there, at a Rack-Rent.

An Act for naturalizing of Martha Deane, and others.

An Act to enable Richard Carter Esquire, Son and Heir of John Carter Esquire, deceased, to sell certain Lands and Tenements, for Payment of his and his Father's Debts.

An Act for Naturalizing of Lewis Du Moulin Doctor of Physick, and others.

An Act for the Settling Henry Whalley, and Erasmus Smyth, in their Lands in Ireland, in lieu of other Lands, fallen to them by Lot, as Adventurers.

An Act for the Confirmation of an Improvement lately made by the Earl of Carlisle, in certain Lands in Mazing in the County of Essex; and for settling the same upon him, and his Tenants, respectively.

An Act for the Provision, and better Maintenance, of the several Ministers in the Town of Northampton.

An Act for the Settling and Regulating of the Hospital called Wigston's Hospital, in the Borough of Leicester, and Establishing thereof.

An Act for the Settling of the Barony of Kenneil, and other Lands in Scotland, upon George Monck, of Potheridge in the County of Devon, Esquire, late LieutenantGeneral, and now Commander in Chief, of the Forces in Scotland.

An Act to enable the Sale of some of the Lands of Wm. Milward Esquire, for Payment of his Debts.

An Act for the Disappropriating of the Rectory appropriate of Preston in the County of Suffolk, and for the Uniting and Consolidating of the said Rectory, and of the Vicarage of the Church of Preston aforesaid, so as both of them may, from henceforth, be One Benefice presentative: And for the Assuring of the Advowson, and Right of Patronage of the same, unto the Masters, Fellows, and Scholars of Emanuell College in Cambridge, and their Successors, for ever.

An Act for the Promoting, and more frequent Preaching of the Gospel, and better Maintenance of godly Ministers, in the Town of Plymouth in the County of Devon.

An Act for the Establishing, Confirming, and Settling certain Lands in Ireland upon Colonel Theophilus Jones, towards the Satisfaction of his Arrears.

An Act for naturalizing Adriana Newport, &c.

An Act for promoting and more frequent preaching of the Gospel and Maintenance of Ministers, in the City of Exeter; and for Uniting of Parishes and Parish Churches within the said City of Exeter.

An Act for raising Maintenance for the Ministers of Newport in the Isle of Wight.

An Act for enabling Judith Terry and Elizabeth Terry, Daughters of Thomas Terry Esquire, to join with their Father in Making of Leases for One-and-twenty Years, of several Copyhold Estates, held of the Manor of Stoake-Newington within the County of Midd.'

An Act for the Confirming of the Composition of James Lord Viscount Clanneboy.

An Act for enabling George Faunt, of Foston in the County of Leicester, Esquire, to sell and convey Part of his Lands, for Payment of several Debts and Legacies charged upon his Estate by Sir Wm. Faunt Knight, deceased; and the raising of Portions for his younger Children, and making his Wife a Jointure.

An Act for establishing several Lands, in the Counties of Dublyn and Kildare in Ireland, upon John Blackwell the younger, Esquire, and his Heirs; and for Confirmation of Letters-Patents, to him made.

An additional Act for the Ascertaining and effectual Setting-out of Lands and Houses in Ireland, in Consideration of Losses sustained by Anthony Edwards, and other the well-affected Inhabitants of the City of Gloucester.

An Act for settling of forfeited Lands in Ireland on Dr. John Owen, in lieu of Lands formerly ordered him in England by Parliament.

An Act for changing the Saturday Market at Carlisle to Friday.

An Act for the Disposing and Settling Estates of John Clerk Esquire, and Philadelphia his Wife.

An Act for Settling, Establishing, and Confirming of certain Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the County of Lymerick, and County of the City of Lymerick in Ireland, upon Sir Hardres Waller Knight, and upon John Whiteway, Richard Bury, and others.

An Act for Satisfaction of Captain John Arthur, for divers Sums of Money disbursed by him for the Service of this Commonwealth, out of forfeited Lands, Houses, or Leases, in Ireland.

An Act for the Three Months Assessment in Ireland, for the Maintenance of the Spanish War, and other Services of the Commonwealth.

An Act for the Assuring, Confirming, and Settling of Lands and Estates in Ireland.

An Act for the Settling the Postage of England, Scotland, and Ireland.

An Act for settling Lands, in the County of Dublin in Ireland, upon Susanna Bastwick, Widow, and the Four Children of Dr. John Bastwick, deceased, and their Heirs, &c.