House of Commons Journal Volume 8
5 July 1661

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 5 July 1661', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 8: 1660-1667 (1802), pp. 290-292. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26380 Date accessed: 24 November 2014.


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Veneris, 5 Julii , 18° Car. Regis.

Prayers.

HENRY Peterson, in order to his Naturalization, this Day took the Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance, before Mr. Speaker, at the Clerk's Table.

Great Level of Fens.

A Bill to confirm and continue an Act of last Parliament for governing the Fens, being this Day read the First time;

Ordered, That this Bill be read again, the Second time, To-morrow Morning about Nine of the Clock, when the House is full.

Lindsey Level.

A Bill for the draining of the Level of the Fens in the County of Lincolne, commonly called Lindsey Level, sent from the Lords, was this Day read the Second time.

Resolved, That the said Bill be committed to the same Committee to which the Bill, brought into this House, concerning the said Level, was formerly referred; with an Addition of the Members following; viz. Mr. Yorke, Mr. Comptroller, Mr. Clifford, Mr. Pryn, Colonel Gilby, Sir Rowland Berkely, Mr. Fane, Sir Tho. Wendy, Sir Jervas Clifton, Mr. Churchill, Sir Solo. Swale, Mr. Hen. Coventry, Mr. Wm. Coventry, Mr. Mallet, and all the Members of this House that serve for the County of Lincolne, or any other County into which the said Level doth extend: But no Members of the said Committee, that are concerned in point of Interest, as Owners, Undertakers, or Adventurers, are to have any Vote thereat. And the said Committee are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records, in reference to this Bill, as well as the other that stands formerly committed: And the Petition of Charles Dymock Esquire, this Day read, or any other Petition of like Nature, are referred to the Consideration of the said Committee.

Stower, &c. Navigation.

A Bill for the making navigable the Rivers of Stower and Salwerpe, sent from the Lords, was this Day read the Second time.

Resolved, upon the Question, That the same be committed to Mr. Comptroller, Mr. Fane, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir Wm. Compton, Sir Wm. Doyley, Sir Wm. Lewis, Sir Wm. Hickman, Sir Allen Apsley, Mr. Hen. Coventry, Sir Phill. Warwick, Sir Hen. Horbert, Mr. Hussey, Lord Bruce, Mr. Seymour, Sir Jo. Talbot, Mr. Sam. Trelawney, Sir Robert Bowles, Mr. Geo. Mountague, Sir Jervas Cliffton, Sir Bayn. Throgmorton, Sir Tho. Leigh, Colonel Fretchvill, Lord Cavendish, Sir Tho. Littleton. Mr. Heaih, Sir Maurice Berkley, Sir Tho. Meres, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir Edw. Massey, Mr. Street, Sir Jo. Brampsion, Sir Edw. Mosley, Sir Allen Brodrick, Sir Phil. Howard, Mr. Swinfen, Colonel Egerton, Mr. Birch, Mr. Edw. Mountague, Mr. Chicheley, Mr. Wm. Sandis, Mr. Robert Phillips, Mr. Clifton, Mr. Antho. Ayre, Lord St. John, Sir Edm. Bowyer, Serj. Seise, Mr. Scudamore, Sir Rich. Ingoldsby, Mr. Oldfeild, Sir Adryan Scroop, Mr. Lowther, Colonel Price, Sir Hen. Newton, Mr. Goodrick, Mr. Wren, Mr. Clifford, Sir Rich. Breham, Lord Castleton, Mr. Wm. Coventry, Mr. Stanhope, Mr. Weld, Mr. Dowdswell, Sir Tho. Fanshaw, Sir Rich. Wiseman, Lord Herbert, Mr. Law. Hyde, Sir Rich. Temple, Sir Solomon Swale, Colonel Shackerley, Lord Buckhurst, Sir Tho. Strickland, Sir Geo. Reeve, Mr. Newton, Lord Rich. Butler, Sir Jo. Covet, Sir Tho. Peyton, Mr. Nicholas, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Mich. Wharton, Sir Jo. Hotham, Mr. Fran. Finch, Mr. Herbert Morley, Sir Jo. Packington, Mr. Lovelace, Mr. Rich. Taylor, Sir Jo. Nicholas, Sir Tho. Fanshawjun. Tho. Higgens Esquire, Sir Wm. Terrinham, Sir Edm. Pye, Sir Tho. Wendy, Lord Brereton, Mr. Jam. Bulteele, Mr. Bar. Grenvile, Sir Peeter Killegrew, Mr. Tho. Coventry, Mr. Jo. Fowell, Mr. Wm. Herbord, Mr. Wynstan Churchill, Mr. Geo. Pytt, Mr. Jo. Cotton, Sir Ralph Hare, Sir Robert Parton, Mr. Wm. Legg, Sir Wm. Bowyer, Sir Rich. Onslow, Mr. Jo. Ashburnham, Sir Tho. Woodcock, Mr. Fiercy Goring, Lord Anger, Jo. Jolliffe of London Esquire, Sir Jo. Denham, Jo. Lord Seymour, Sir Tho. Ingram, Mr. Jo. Harvey, Sir Edw. Wise, and all the Members that serve for Worcestershire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Herefordshire, Oxfordshire, Nottinghamshire, Warwickshire, Glowestershire: And they are to meet on Monday in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber, at Two of the Clock: And to send for Persons, Papers, Witnesses, and Records.

Wells Key

Ordered, That all the Members of this House, that serve for the County of Suffolke, be added to the Committee to whom the Bill for Wells Key is committed.

Clerk's, &c. Estate.

Ordered, That all the Members that serve for the several Counties of Worcester and Warwick, be added to the Committee to whom Sir John Clerk's Bill is committed.

High Commission Court.

A Bill for Explanation of a Clause concerning Commissioners for Clauses Ecclesiastical, was this Day read the Second time.

Resolved, That the said Bill be committed to the same Committee to whom the Bill for Uniformity of publick Prayers, and Administration of Sacraments, is committed: And that all the Members of this House, who are of both Robes, be added to the said Committee.

Tumultuary petitioning.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill against Tumults was referred, do sit this Afternoon.

Bills to be read.

Ordered, That the Bill for Clithero; the Bill for Rannes; the Bill against Pluralities; the Bill for Augmentation of Vicarages; the Bill for taking away Fines and Damagecleere; be all read the Second time To-morrow Morning.

Corporations.

The Bill for the better governing of Corporations, being ingrossed, was this Day read the Third time.

And Three Provisoes being brought in to be added to the said Bill; the First being a Proviso, That no Person should act, as a Commissioner, in any City or Corporation, whereof he is a Magistrate or Officer; or for which he now serves as a Member in Parliament; or wherein he stood in Competition upon the last Election for Members of Parliament;

The Question being put, That the same should be read;

The House was divided: And

The Yeas went forth.

Sir Jo. Duncomb, Tellers for the Yeas: 161.
Mr. Waller, With the Yeas,
Sir Ralph Hare, Tellers for the Noes: 145.
Mr. Tomkins, With the Noes,

So it passed with the Affirmative.

And, upon the Reading thereof,

Resolved, upon the Question, That the same be laid aside.

And the Second Proviso being, That this Act should not prejudice any Reversions of Offices or Places in London; the same was once read.

And then the Question being put, That the same should be read the Second time;

The House was divided: And

The Yeas going forth,

The Noes yielded, the Yeas were the major Part:

And so it passed in the Affirmative.

And the same being read the Second time, some Amendments were made therein at the Clerk's Table.

And the same being twice read;

Resolved, That the same Proviso, so amended, be added and made Part of the Bill.

The Third Proviso being, That no Commissioner should exercise any Powers by virtue of this Act, unless he first subscribed the Declaration thereby appointed for every Member of a Corporation, and took the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy;

The same was twice read; and amended, in Part, at the Clerk's Table.

And the same being then thrice read;

Resolved, That the said Proviso, so amended and agreed unto, be made Part of the Bill.

And the Question being put, That no other Provisoes should be received, to be added to this Bill;

The same was resolved, That no other Proviso should be received.

And the Question being then put, That the said Bill with the said Provisoes, so amended, and agreed unto, should pass;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Earl of Ancram, Tellers for the Yeas: 182.
Lord St. John, With the Yeas,
Sir Ralph Ashton, Tellers for the Noes: 77.
Mr. Pryn, With the Noes,

So it passed in the Affirmative, That the said Bill, with the said Provisoes, so amended, and added thereunto, should pass.

Resolved, That the Title of the said Bill shall be, An Act for the well-governing and regulating of Corporations.

And Sir John Talbot is to carry up the said Bill to the Lords, for their Concurrence.

And then the House adjourned till Seven a Clock, To-morrow Morning.