House of Commons Journal Volume 8
25 February 1663

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 25 February 1663', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 8: 1660-1667 (1802), pp. 439-440. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26529 Date accessed: 21 October 2014.


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Mercurii, 25 Februarii, 15 Car.

Prayers.

Vermuyden's Estate.

ORDERED, That the Bill for settling and confirming certain Lands and Grounds purchased by Sir Cornelius Vermuyden, and his Participants, lying in the Counties of Yorke, Lincolne, and Nottingham, upon the Drainers and Purchasers thereof, be read To-morrow Morning.

Privilege.

The House being informed, That Anthony Yalden Esquire hath brought an Action of Ejectment in the Name of one Edward Sherwood, to be tried at Winchester next Assizes, against John Goddard, Ejector and Tenant to Richard Goddard Esquire, a Member of this House; wherein the Title of the said Richard Goddard is concerned;

It is Ordered, by the Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, That the Suit, being prosecuted contrary to the Privilege of Parliament (the said Richard Goddard being properly concerned therein), shall be no further proceeded in against the said John Goddard, during the Privilege of Parliament; unless the said Richard Goddard shall waye his Privilege: And, hereof, all Counsellors, Attorneys, and Solicitors now employed, or to be employed in this Suit by the said Anthony Yalden and Edward Sherwood, or either of them, are to take Notice of this Order, and yield their Obedience hereunto, as they will answer the contrary to this House.

Morley's Estate.

A Bill for the investing of the Lands and Tenements of Cuthbert Morley in Richard Barret, Katherine Chute, and Arthur Ingram, their Heirs and Assigns, till they have received certain Monies due to them, was this Day read the First time.

Resolved, That this Bill be read again, the Second time, To-morrow sevennight.

Pluralities.

A Bill against Pluralities of Benefices was this Day read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Mr. Pryn, Sir John Goodrick, Sir Sol. Swale, Mr. Progers, Sir Bain. Throckmorton, Sir Roger Bradshaigh, Mr. Clifford, Sir Cha. Harbord, Mr. Gaudy, Sir John Birkinhead, Sir Edw. Walpoole, Sir Phil. Warwick, Mr. Lowther, Sir Fra. Goodrick, Sir Anth. Cope, Sir Hum. Winch, Lord Newburgh, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Mr. Milward, Mr. Phillips, Lord Bruce, Mr. Hide, Sir Robert Brooke, Mr. Attorney of the Duchy, Mr. Whittaker, Sir Geo. Ryve, Sir Wm. Lowther, Colonel Reames, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Tho. Allen, Sir Tho. Gower, Sir Clifford Clifton, Mr. Geo. Clarke, Sir Robert Atkyns, Mr. Ashburnham, Sir Hen. North, Sir Ralph Hare, Mr. Knight, Mr. Fane, Sir Wm. Doyley, Sir Wm. Hickman, Sir Courtney Poole, Lord Richardson, Mr. Churchill, Sir Tho. Lee, Mr. Crouch, Sir John Holland, Mr. Lewis, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Mr. Walker, Sir John Yorke, Mr. Hide, Sir Fra Clarke, Sir Edm. Peirce: And all the Members of this House, that shall come to the Committee, are to have Voices thereat: And they are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber: And send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Lord's Day.

A Bill for the better Observation of the Lord's Day was this Day read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Sir John Goodrick, Sir Fra. Goodrick, Sir Robert Brooke, Sir Hum. Winch, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Hen. North, Mr. Phillipps, Mr. Hungerford, Mr. Attorney of the Duchy, Mr. Morris, Sir John Rouse, Mr. Jones, Sir Edm. Pooley, Sir Edm. Peirce, Sir Tho. Allen, Sir Anth. Cope, Mr. Fane, Sir Bain. Throckmortan, Mr. Seymour, Mr. Gilbert Gerrard, Lord Herbert, Lord Fanshaw, Sir Rich. Onslow, Mr. Scudamore, Mr. Musgrave, Sir John Holland, Mr. Thurland, Sir Robert Atkyns, Sir John Yorke, Sir Tho. Gower, Colonel Reames, Lord Bruce, Mr. Ashburnham, Sir Tho. Meres, Sir Cha. Harbord, Mr. Lewis, Sir John Birkinhead, Sir John Pelham, Sir Rich. Braham, Sir Edw. Walpoole, Sir Sol. Swale, Sir Roger Bradshaigh, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Yorke: And they are to meet To-morrow, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Sir Robert Paston, and Sir Wm. Doyley, have the Leave of this House to go into the Country, to attend the Funeral of Sir Wm. Paston.

The King's Declaration and Speech.

The House then took into Consideration the Order, made the One-and-twentieth of this Month, for reading the King's Majesty's Declaration and Speech.

And taking the same into Debate;

And the Declaration and Speech being read;

The Question being put, That this House do now proceed in the Debate upon the King's Majesty's Declaration and Speech;

The House was divided.

The Noes went out.

Mr. Clifford, Tellers for the Noes: 30.
Sir Sol. Swale, With the Noes,
Sir Courtney Poole, Tellers for the Yeas: 269.
Colonel Strangwayes, With the Yeas,

And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.

And the House accordingly proceeding in the Debate;

Upon Consideration had by the House of the King's Majesty's Declaration and Speech;

Address of Thanks.

Resolved, upon the Question, Nemine contradicente, That the humble Thanks of this House be returned to the King's Majesty, for his Constancy in the Observation of the Act of Indemnity.

Resolved, &c. Nemine contradicente, That the humble Thanks of this House be returned to the King's Majesty, for his Profession against introducing a Government by a Military Power.

Resolved, &c. Nemine contradicente, That the humble Thanks of this House be returned to his Majesty, for his gracious Invitation to this House to prepare some Laws against the Growth and Progress of Popery.

Resolved, &c. Nemine contradicente, That the humble Thanks of this House be returned to his Majesty, for his Resolution to maintain the Act of Uniformity.

Resolved, &c. Nemine contradicente, That the humble Thanks of this House be returned to his Majesty, for his gracious Recommendation to this House, to prepare Laws against Licentiousness and Impiety; and also to provide Sumptuary Laws; and Laws for the Advance of Trade; and for his Majesty's gracious Expressions, to retrench the Charge and Expences of his own Family.

Relief from Act of Uniformity.

The House then took into Debate the Matter touching Indulgence to Dissenters, from the Act of Uniformity.

The Question being put, That the present Debate be adjourned till To-morrow Morning;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went out.

Sir John Goodrick, Tellers for the Noes: 161.
Sir Wm. Lowther, With the Noes,
Sir Rich. Temple, Tellers for the Yeas: 119.
Sir John Talbot, With the Yeas,

And so it passed in the Negative.

Resolved, &c. That it be presented to the King's Majesty, as the humble Advice of this House, That no Indulgence be granted to the Dissenters from the Act of Uniformity.

Ordered, That a Committee be appointed, to collect and bring in the Reasons of this House, for this Vote upon the present Debate, to be presented to his Majesty: And that the Nominating of the Committee be adjourned till To-morrow Morning.

And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.