House of Commons Journal Volume 8
10 December 1660

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 10 December 1660', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 8: 1660-1667 (1802), pp. 202-204. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26322&strquery=Dunkerque Date accessed: 02 October 2014.


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Monday, 10th December, 1660.

Prayers.

THOMAS Michaell did this Day, at the Clerk's Table, take the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy before Mr. Speaker, in order to his Naturalization.

Micklethwaite's Estate.

A Bill to enable Joseph Micklethwaite, an Infant, and his Trustees, to sell Lands for Payment of his Father's Debts, was this Day read the Third time.

A Proviso was tendered to the Bill; viz. "Saving also the Right, Interest, and Title, of all Person and Persons, Bodies Politick and Corporate, of, in, or to, any of the said Manors and Premises, other than the Right and Title of the said Joseph Micklethwaite, the Infant:" Which was read the First and Second time; and, on the Question, agreed to be Part of the Bill: And so the Bill, on the Question, passed.

Resolved, That the Title of this Bill be, An Act to enable Joseph Micklethwaite, an Infant, and his Trustees, to sell Lands for Payment of his Father's Debts.

Resolved, That the Lords Concurrence be desired herein: And Mr. Herbert is to carry it to the Lords.

Helston Election.

Sir Edward Turner reports from the Committee for Privileges and Elections, the Case upon the Return of Mr. Robinson, and Sir Peter Killigrew, by several Indentures, to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Helston in the County of Cornwall; and that, upon Examination of the Fact, upon the Recommitment of the Case, it appeared to the Committee, that the Mayor and Inhabitants at large have the Right of Election of Members to serve in Parliament for the said Borough: And that the Committee are of Opinion, that Sir Peter Killigrew, having the greater Number of the Votes of the said Inhabitants at large, is duly chosen, and ought to sit in this House.

And the Question being put, That this House doth agree with the Committee, that the Right of Election of Members to serve in Parliament for the said Borough, is in the Mayor and Inhabitants at large; and that Sir Peter Killigrew is duly chosen, and do sit in this House;

The House was divided:

And the Noes went forth.

Sir Walt. Erle, Tellers for the Yeas: 60.
Sir Anth. Irby, With the Yeas,
Sir John Bowyer, Tellers for the Noes: 92.
Sir Sal. Swayle, With the Noes,

And so it passed in the Negative.

House to sit.

Ordered, That this House doth sit To-morrow, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, for Dispatch of the ingrossed Bills now depending before the House.

Master of Roll's Estate.

A Bill for enabling the Master of the Rolls, for the Time being, to let Leases of the Mansion House, Ground, and Tenements, with the Appurtenances belonging to the Master of the Rolls, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, on the Question, committed to Mr. Montague, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Capell Lucken, Serjeant Charlton, Sir George Howe, Sir John Temple, Sir Henry North, Sir Henage Finch, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Mollineux, Sir John Holland, Mr. Bascawen, Mr. Mynors, Mr. Goodricke, Serjeant Glynn, Lord Bruice, Mr. Phillips, Sir Geo. Downing, Sir Lancelott Lake, Lord Viscount Valentia, Mr. Thurland, Sir Francis Gerard, Mr. Shawe, Mr. Lowther, Sir Anth. Ashly Cooper, Colonel Ingoldsby, Mr. Clifford, Sir Salomon Swaile, Mr. Bainton, Mr. Prynn, Sir George Downing, Mr. Elliott, Mr. Hungerford, Mr. Foley, Mr. Ellison, Mr. William Mountague, and all the Gentlemen of this House of the Long Robe: And they are to meet at Two of the Clock this Afternoon, in Mr. Speaker's Chamber.

Donkerke.

Ordered, That the Sum of Twelve hundred Pounds a Week shall be paid to Colonel Edward Harley, Governor of Donkerque, upon Account of the Garison of Donkerque, from the Sixth Day of November last, until the Twenty-fifth Day of December instant; and paid out of the Moiety of the Excise of Ale and Beer; for the Maintenance of the said Garison.

Resolved, That the Customs, Contributions, and other Revenues, arising in Dunkerque, shall also go towards the Maintenance of the said Garison of Donkerke.

Resolved, That the Lords Concurrence be desired herein: And Mr. Herbert is to carry it to the Lords.

Fisheries.

A Bill for encouraging the Fisheries of this Kingdom, was this Day read the First time.

Ordered, That this Bill be read the Second time on Wednesday next.

Wine Licences.

A Bill for granting of Licences to sell Wine by Retail, was this Day read the First time.

Resolved, That this Bill be read the Second time Tomorrow.

Supply by Assessment.

Ordered, That, according to the Order of Saturday last, the House do forthwith resolve into a Grand Committee upon the Bill for Six Months Assessments.

And the House was resolved into a Grand Committee accordingly.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Sir Henage Finch took the Chair.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Sir Henage Finch reports from the Grand Committee to whom the Bill for Six Months Assessments is referred, the Desire of the said Committee, that they may have Leave to sit again To-morrow Morning: And that the Committee to whom Rules and Instructions for paying off the Navy, and disbanding the Residue of the Army, are committed, may sit this Afternoon.

Resolved, That this House be resolved into a Grand Committee To-morrow Morning, upon the Bill for Six Months Assessments.

Resolved, That the Committee to whom it is referred to prepare Rules and Instructions for disbanding and paying off the Residue of the Army and Navy, do sit this Afternoon, in order to the Dispatching of that Business.

Bill, &c. sent to Lords.

Mr. Herbert reports, that he had delivered to the Lords the Bill for Mr. Micklethwaite; and also the Order of this Day for Donkerque: And that the Lords gave Answer, as to the said Order, That they concurred therein.

Wards and Liveries.

Ordered, That the Report from the Grand Committee, to whom the Amendments to the Bill touching the Court of Wards is committed, be made To-morrow Morning.

Captives in Turkey.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Business of Captives is referred, do speedily inform themselves of the Names of the Persons now in Captivity under the Turke; at what times they were taken, whether in English Ships, and what Sums of Money may be competent for their Redemption; as also the Names of those who have been redeemed on particular Accounts, on whose Account, and on what Terms, since the Duties designed to that End have been diverted; and what Sum may be fit to be provided in respect of that; and to report the Whole to the House.

Message from Lords.

A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Child and * *, Two Masters of Chancery;

Mr. Speaker, The Lords do return you Five Orders formerly sent from this House: To Three they do concur; that is, concerning Henry Simball; Colonel Anthony Buller; and Rowland Langhorn Esquire: To the other Two, concerning Sir Thomas Dacres; and Mr. Pecke; their Lordships have sent them back, with these Alterations and Amendments; wherein they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The Amendments, sent down from the Lords, to the Orders concerning Sir Thomas Dacres, and Mr. Henry Pecke, were read; and are as followeth; viz.

In Sir Tho. Dacres: Line 8, after the Word "Receipt," and before the Word "Excise," leave out the Word "of," and insert these Words, "arising by;" and after the Word "Excise," add these Words, "of foreign Commodities imported."

Line 11, after the Words "on the," add the Word "said."

In Mr. Pecke's Order: Line 6, after the Word "Receipt," and before the Word "Excise," leave out the Word "of," and insert these, "arising by;" and after the Word "Excise," add these Words, "of foreign Commodities imported."

8 Line, after the Words "of the," add the Word "said."

Which were read.

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the Alterations and Amendments, sent from the Lords, to the Orders, sent from this House, concerning Sir Thomas Dacres, and Mr. Henry Pecke.

The Messengers being called in again, Mr. Speaker gave them this Answer;

The House have considered of your Message; and do concur with the Lords in the Amendments, sent from their Lordships, to the Two Orders concerning Sir Thomas Dacres, and Mr. Pecke.

And so the said Orders will stand as followeth; viz.

Dacres' Claims.

Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Sum of Two hundred and Fifty Pounds, reported from the Committee for examining the Debts of the Navy and Army, and other publick Debts to be due to Sir Thomas Dacres, for the like Sum of Two hundred and Fifty Pounds, Part of Five hundred Pounds advanced by him and Sir Edward Hales for the Affairs of Ireland, the Twenty-fourth of March 1641, and secured out of the then Poll Bill, be charged on the Receipt arising by Excise of foreign Commodities imported, and paid to the said Sir Thomas Dacres, or his Assigns, out of the said Receipt, in Course, after the other Sums, formerly charged by this Parliament on the said Excise, be paid and satisfied: And the Commissioners of Excise are impowered and required to pay the same accordingly: And this Order, together with the Acquittance of Sir Thomas Dacres, or his Assigns shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge.

Peck's Claims.

Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Sum of Three thousand Four hundred Forty-three Pounds Twelve Shillings Five-pence Halfpeny, remaining due to Henry Peck Espuire, by virtue of former Orders of Parliament, and formerly ordered by the House of Commons to be paid out of the Estates of Recusants remaining in the Hands of Receivers, be charged on the Receipt arising by Excise of foreign Commodities imported, and paid to the said Henry Pecke, his Executors, Administrators, or Assigns, out of the said Excise, in Course, after the other Sums, formerly charged by this Parliament on the Excise, be paid and satisfied: And the Commissioners of the Excise are impowered and required to pay the same accordingly: And this Order, together with the Acquittance of Mr. Pecke, his Executors, Administrators, or Assigns, testifying his Receipt thereof, shall be, to the Commissioners, a sufficient Warrant and Discharge in this Behalf.