House of Commons Journal Volume 8
21 March 1663

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 21 March 1663', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 8: 1660-1667 (1802), pp. 455. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26547 Date accessed: 23 September 2014.


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Die Sabbati, 21 Martii, 15 Car. 11di.

Prayers.

Standon Road.

A PETITION of the Parishioners and Inhabitants of Standon in the County of Hertford, was this Day read; the Substance of it being, for Leave to bring in a Bill for Repairing of the Highway lying in that Parish.

Ordered, That Leave be given for bringing in a Bill for Repairing of the Highway and Road lying in the Parish of Standon in the County of Hertford.

Cambridge Road.

Another Petition of the Inhabitants of the Towns of Bassingborne, Whaddon, Wendy, Wimple, Arrington, Stow, and Caxton, in the County of Cambridge, was this Day read; the Substance of it being, for Leave to bring in a Bill for Repair of the Highway and Post Road lying within the said Parishes.

Ordered, That Leave be given for bringing in a Bill for repairing the Highway and Road lying within the said Parishes.

Judgments against Pitt.

A Bill to make void several Judgments and Securities obtained by Practice, against George Pitt Esquire, and others, was this Day read the First time.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read the Second time, on Monday next.

Privilege.

Upon Complaint made to the House, on the Behalf of Mr. John George, a Member of this House, That one John George, by the Procurement of one William George, his Brother, one of the Farmers of the Excise, of the Town of Bristol, had personated the said Mr. George, and taken upon him his Addition and Place of Habitation; and accordingly had entered into Ten several Bonds, each of them of a Thousand Pounds Penalty, for the Payment of the Excise.

Ordered, That a Committee be appointed of the Persons following; viz. Sir Cha. Harbord, Serjeant Maynard, Mr. Hungerford, Mr. Pryn, Mr. Knight, Mr. Jay, Sir Tho. Gower, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Solomon Swale, Sir Tho. Tompkins, Sir John Birkinhead, Mr. Morice, Sir Anth. Cope, Sir John Holland, Mr. Finch, Sir Phil. Warwick; or any Five of them: And they are to meet at Two of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records: And to examine the Matter objected against the said John George, and William George: And report the same to the House.

And Sir Philip Warwick is desired to attend the Lord Treasurer; and desire him to give Order for Stay of the further Actings and Proceedings upon the said Bonds.

Ramadge's Estate.

A Bill to enable Elizabeth Ramadge Widow to sell Lands, for Payment of Debts and Legacies to younger Children, was this Day read the Second time.

The Question being put, That the said Bill be committed;

It passed in the Negative.

Lyndsey Level.

A Bill concerning the Level of the Fens in Lincolneshire, called Lyndsey Level, was this Day read the First time.

Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be read again the Second time, on Monday next, after the other Bill concerning the said Level.

Seignior's Estate.

An ingrossed Bill to enable the Sale of some of the Lands of Richard Seignior and Anthony Seignior, deceased, for Payment of some of their Debts, was this Day read the Third time.

The Question being put, That the Bill do pass;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Resolved, &c. That the Title of the Bill shall be, An Act to enable the Sale of some of the Lands of Richard and Anthony Seignior, deceased, for Payment of some of their Debts.

Preserving Woods, &c.

An ingrossed Bill for the Punishment of unlawful Cutters and Spoilers of Wood and Underwood, and Destroyers of young Timber Trees, was this Day read the Third time.

Ordered, That the Words "Poles, and young," be added in the several Places of the Bill after the Word "Underwoods."

Which was accordingly done at the Clerk's Table.

A Proviso was brought in, to be added to the said Bill, and twice read.

Ordered, That these Words, "or any other the Premises, particularly mentioned in this Bill," be added to the Proviso: And that the Words "the same" be added, instead of "Wood."

Which was done accordingly.

The Question being put, That the Proviso so amended, be made Part of the Bill;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Question being put, That the Words "Furze and Broom" do stand in the Bill;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Question being put, That the Bill, with the Proviso and Amendments, agreed to, do pass;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Resolved, &c. That the Title of the Bill shall be, An Act for the Punishment of unlawful Cutting, or Stealing, or Spoiling, of Wood and Underwood, and Destroyers of young Timber Trees.

Crown Revenue.

And then the House resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, in pursuance of a former Order, to take the Matter of his Majesty's Revenue into Consideration.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Sir Robert Atkyns took the Chair of the Committee.

Mr. Speaker re-assumed the Chair.

Sir Robert Atkyns reports from the said Committee, That they had made some further Progress in his Majesty's Revenue: And that the Committee desired the House would impower the Sub Committee of the said Committee of the whole House to receive and consider of such Bills as should be tendered to them, concerning his Majesty's Revenue; and that the House, on Monday next, at Ten of the Clock, would resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to take his Majesty's Revenue into further Consideration.

Resolved, &c. That the Sub Committee of the Committee of the whole House, for his Majesty's Revenue, be impowered to receive and consider of such Bills as shall be tendered to them concerning his Majesty's Revenue.

Resolved, &c. That the House will, on Monday next, at Ten of the Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to take his Majesty's Revenue into further Consideration.

Ordered, That, whereas it was Yesterday referred to a Committee, to inspect, and take into Consideration, that Branch of his Majesty's Revenue arising by the Customs; Sir Edward Walpoole do especially take care thereof.

And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning next, Eight of the Clock.