Sabbati, 12 Aprilis, 14 Car.
AN ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, to confirm
several Acts therein particularly mentioned, was
this Day read the First time.
Resolved, That this Bill be read the Second time on
An ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, for impowering Sir Courtney Poole, and others, to make Payment of
the Portion of Ellen Briscoe Widow, one of the Daughters
of Sir John Drake Knight, by Sale or granting Estates
out of the Manor of Limington in the County of Somerset,
was this Day read the Second time.
Resolved, That the said Bill be committed to Lord
Bruce, Mr. Reames, Sir Tho. Meres, Sir Tho. Gower, Mr.
Henley, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Robert Atkyns, Mr. Biscowen,
Mr. Heath, Sir Tho. Mompesson, Mr. Fowell, Mr. Whorwood, Sir Tho. Peyton, Sir Tho. Ingram, Mr. Clifford, Dr.
Birkinhead, Mr. Graham, Mr. Fane, Colonel Fretchvile,
Colonel Phillips, Sir Bain. Throckmorton, Sir Phil. Howard,
Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Oakeley, Sir Solomon Swale, Mr. Lucy,
Sir Fra. Lawley, Mr. Oneale, Sir John Rouse, Serjeant
Charlton, Mr. Pryn, Sir Tho. Stewkley, Mr. Croke, Mr.
John Ashburnham, Sir Tho. Littleton, Colonel Fra. Windham, Colonel Gilby, Dr. Burwell, Sir Edm. Peirse, Sir
Wm. Compton, Mr. Walter, Mr. Musgrave, Mr. Milward,
and all the Members of this House that serve for the
County of Somerset: And they are to meet, in the Speaker's
Chamber, this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock: And to
send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
A Petition of Mr. Weston, touching the River Wey
in Surrey, was this Day read.
Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the same
Committee to which the Bill for making the said River
navigable was committed, to take the same into Consideration: And Mr. Fane, Mr. Milward, Sir Jeoffrey
Shackerley, Dr. Ryshton, Mr. Clifford, Sir John Coryton,
Sir Chichester Wrey, Sir John Rouse, Sir Rich. Edgcombe,
Mr. Trevannion, Mr. Herle, Mr. Boscowen, Mr. Robert
Roberts, Sir Edw. Moseley, Mr. Wren, Mr. Speccott, Mr.
Croke, Mr. Cornwallis, Mr. Jay, and Sir John Salisbury,
are added to the said Committee.
Sir Robert Brooke reports from the Committee to which
the Bill for confirming a Sale of Lands made by John
Coppleston Esquire to John Meyne Merchant, several
Amendments to be made to the said Bill: Which he read
with the Coherence, in the Bill; and after delivered the
same in at the Clerk's Table.
And the said Amendments being twice read; and, upon
the Question, severally agreed to;
Resolved, That the said Bill, with the Amendments
agreed to, be ingrossed.
Amendments, sent from the Lords, to the Bill to enable
the Sale of some of the Lands of William Milward Esquire,
for Payment of some of his Debts, was this Day twice
read: and, upon the Question, severally agreed to; and
afterward were read the Third time.
Resolved, That the Amendments, so agreed to, be
ingrossed, and made Part of the Bill.
Sir Lancelot Lake reports from the Committee appointed to review the Bill for Repairing of the Highways
(being new-written), and to make any further Alterations
and Amendments thereto, as they shall see Cause, several
new Amendments and Additions to the said Bill: Which
were twice read, and some Amendments made thereto:
And all the said Amendments and Additions, saving
only the Two last, were, upon the Question, severally
Resolved, upon the Question, That the said Bill be recommitted to the said former Committee: And that they
do consider of a Proviso to preserve such Compositions as
have been touching the Mending of the Highways; and
for Recompence to be given for such Damage as may
happen by entering into private Grounds to dig Gravel, or
other Materials; and also to provide, that where there is
no Necessity to put this Act in Execution, in such Places
the Repairing of the Highways to be continued upon the
former Lands, as the Two near adjoining Justices shall
direct; and also, to consider of the Statutes of Henry the
Eighth and Queen Elizabeth, touching Bridges, and the
Highways of Sussex; and to bring in such Provisoes as to
the Particulars before-mentioned, or any other Amendments or Provisoes, as they shall find necessary: And to
sit this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And Mr.
Treasurer, Sir John Duncombe and Sir Charles Harbord,
are added to the said Committee.
Bills from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir William Child and
Sir Moundeford Brampston;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have returned you Two Bills;
the one intituled, An Act to enable the Trustees of Henry
Nevill Esquire to sell certain Manors, Lands, and Tenements, in the Counties of Yorke and Leicester, for Payment
of his and his Son Wm. Nevill's Debts; and likewise to
confirm and strengthen the Sale of such Lands as they
have already sold in the County of Yorke: And the other
intituled, An Act for enabling Thomas Peck Esquire to
sell a Manor and some Lands, in the County of Norfolke,
for Payment of his Debts, and other Uses, with some
Amendments; to which they desire the Concurrence of
Uniformity of Worship.
Amendments and Additions, sent from the Lords, to
the Bill of Uniformity, were this Day read.
Resolved, That the Amendments in the Book of
Common Prayer, sent down from the Lords, be read
on Monday next.
Upon Motion on the Behalf of Thomas Morris
Esquire, a Member of this House, it being informed,
That, by an Order of this House made the Seven-and-twentieth of November last, his Case, in relation to the
Manor of Boyton Hall (a Lease whereof for One-and-twenty
Years was granted unto him by Roger Nightingale, one of
the Petty Canons of St. Paul's Church, London, lately
deceased), was recommended to the Lords, and others his
Majesty's Commissioners for Examination of the late pretended Sales of the Crown and Church Lands; to take the
same into Consideration; and give such Relief as they
should find Cause; and if they could not reconcile the
Difference, then to certify the Matter of Fact, with their
Opinions: And the said Lords and others, Commissioners,
having fully examined the Matter, and heard the said Parties and their Counsel at large, made their Order of the
Fourteenth of March last; wherein the Case between the
said Mr. Morris and the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul was
stated; and the Opinion of the Lords, and others the
Commissioners therein declared, "That Roger Nightingale,
from whom Mr. Morris claims the Manor of Boyton Hall,
had Power to make the Lease in Question to the said Mr.
Morris: And that the Dean and Chapter, claiming no Advantage thereby, ought to have joined to him therein:" But,
to the end the Dean and Chapter might be fully answered
in all their Objections, the Commissioners had prevailed
with Mr. Morris, that the ancient Rent reserved upon
the said Lease, being but Eight Pounds a Year, should be
doubled, and made Sixteen Pounds per Ann.; which the
Commissioners did approve of as commendable in the said
Dean and Chapter to insist upon, and in the said Mr.
Morris to condescend unto; and did therefore order, That
the Dean and Chapter be desired to join in the Confirmation of the Lease aforesaid, by affixing their
Common Seal thereunto; upon Security by the said Mr.
Morris given for the Advance of the Rent, as aforesaid,
during the Term of Years granted unto him by the Lease
of the said Roger Nightingale: And, in Case the said
Dean and Chapter should refuse the same, the Commissioners did then appoint the whole Case to be reported to
the House of Commons.
Which said Order and Certificate being read;
Resolved, That this House doth concur in Opinion
with the said Commissioners: And that the Case of Mr.
Morris, together with the Order and Certificate of the
Lords, and others his Majesty's Commissioners, authorized for Examination of the late pretended Sales of
Crown and Church Lands, be recommended from this
House to his Majesty, to take the same into his gracious Consideration.