House of Commons Journal Volume 8
4 April 1663

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 4 April 1663', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 8: 1660-1667 (1802), pp. 464-466. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26558 Date accessed: 30 August 2014.


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Die Sabbati, 4 Aprilis, 15 Car. IIdi Regis.

Prayers.

Bedford Level.

ORDERED, That the Committee to which the Two Bills concerning the Draining of Bedford Level were committed, have Leave to sit on Monday next, notwithstanding the Order for the Committee for Trade to sit.

Adulteration of Lead.

A Bill on the Behalf of the Plumbers, to prevent Abuses in the Adulteration of Lead, was read the First time.

The Question being put, That this Bill be read the Second time;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went out.

Sir Rich. Onslow, Tellers for the Yeas: 32.
Sir John Brampston, With the Yeas,
Sir Solomon Swale, Tellers for the Noes: 42.
Mr. Clifford, With the Noes,

And so it passed in the Negative.

Packington's Estate.

Mr. Crouch reports from the Committee to which the Bill to enable Sir John Packington, and his Trustees, to sell and dispose . . Lands for Payment of Debts, and Provision for younger Children, That the Committee had carefully perused and considered of the Bill; and found Cause only to make one Amendment thereto: Which was twice read; and, on the Question, agreed to.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendment agreed to, be ingrossed.

Fish Spawn.

Ordered, That the Bill, brought in to preserve the Spawn of Fish, and Fishing in fresh Rivers, be read on Monday Morning.

Exchequer Decrees.

A Bill for confirming Two Decrees, made in the Duchy, and Exchequer, for settling certain Inclosures of Lands, was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Sir Tho. Tompkins, Mr. Croke, Mr. Hen. Coventry, Mr. Wm. Coventry, Mr. Westphaling, Sir Solomon Swale, Lord Fanshaw, Sir Roger Bradshaigh, Sir Wm. Hickman, Colonel Fretchvile, Sir Edm. Pye, Mr. Whittaker, Sir Bain. Throckmorton, Colonel Windham, Sir Geo. How, Colonel Kirkby, Sir Edm. Peirce, Mr. Hoby, Sir John Brampston, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Sandis, Sir Robert Atkyns, Sir Geo. Probert, Mr. Hungerford, Sir Wm. Smith, Mr. Kent, Sir John Dawney, Sir Rich. Temple, Sir Rich. Ingoldsby, Sir Chichester Wray, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Knight, Mr. Pepis, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Jay, Sir Nich. Steward, and all the Members of this House that serve for the Counties of Derby and Stafford: And they are to meet in the Speaker's Chamber, on Tuesday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Brewers.

A Petition being tendered on the Behalf of the Brewers of the City of Norwich;

And there being another Petition of the Brewers of London, and Places adjacent, and also a Petition of the Corporation of Brewers of the City of Bristol, lately brought in; which Two last Petitions were referred to the Committee of the whole House, for his Majesty's Revenue; but That Committee not having since met, no Proceedings have been had thereupon.

Ordered, That the Petition of the Master, Wardens, and Company of the Brewers of the City of London, and Places adjacent, be referred to the Sub Committee, appointed by the Committee of the whole House, to inspect that Branch of his Majesty's Revenue, which does arise by the Excise; to take the said Petition into their Consideration; and to summon and hear all Parties concerned: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records: And to make Report of their Proceedings, and Opinions therein, to the House: And that the said Sub Committee be made a Committee of the House: And shall have Leave to sit on Monday next, notwithstanding the Order for the Sitting of the Committee of Trade.

Ordered, That the Petition of the Corporation of Brewers, of the City of Bristol, be referred to the Sub Committee, appointed by the Committee of the whole House, to inspect That Branch of his Majesty's Revenue, which does arise by the Excise; to take the said Petition into their Consideration; and to summon and hear all Parties concerned: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records: And to make Report of their Proceedings, and Opinions therein, to the House: And that the said Sub Committee be made a Committee of the House: And shall have Leave to sit on Monday next, notwithstanding the Order for the Sitting of the Committee of Trade.

Ordered, That the Petition on the Behalf of the Brewers of the City of Norwich be referred to the Sub Committee appointed by the Committee of the whole House, to inspect That Branch of his Majesty's Revenue which does arise by the Excise; to take the said Petition into their Consideration; and to summon and hear all Parties concerned: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records: And to make Report of their Proceedings, and Opinions therein, to the House: And that the said Sub Committee be made a Committee of the House: And shall have Leave to sit on Monday next, notwithstanding the Order for the Sitting of the Committee of Trade.

The Names of the said Sub Committee are as followeth; viz. Sir John Goodrick, Sir Tho. Gower, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Hen. North, Sir Robert Holt, Lord Falkland, Sir Rich. Temple, Sir Hen. Newton, Mr. Solicitor General, Sir Solomon Swale, Mr. Musgrave, Sir Hum. Winch, Sir Clement Fisher, Mr. Knight, Colonel Sandis, Mr. Strickland, Mr. Geo. Mountague, Mr. Wm. Sandis, Mr. Elliot, Sir John Covert, Sir John Talbot, Mr. Garraway, Mr. John Vaughan, Sir Tho. Meres, Colonel Windham, Sir Courtney Poole, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Westfaling, Sir Tho. Tompkins, Mr. Morice, Mr. Williams, Sir Edw. Moseley, Sir Geo. Downing, Sir Tho. Wendy, Colonel Strangwayes, Sir Rich. Oatley, Mr. Bockland, Sir John Birkinhead, Mr. Scawen, Sir Cha. Hussey, Mr. Hide, Mr. Culleford, Mr. Chowne, Sir Fra. Lawley, Sir Roger Bradshaigh, Mr. Clifford, Mr. Lowther, Sir John Marley, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Mr. Fane, Colonel Whitley, Sir Edm. Peirce, Sir Nich. Steward, Sir Wm. Hickman, Sir Clifford Clifton, Mr. Pryn, Mr. Jones, Sir John Frederick, Sir Wm. Tompson, Sir Richard Powle, Sir Bain. Throckmorton.

Briscoe's Portion.

An ingrossed Bill to impower Sir John Drake, and others, to make Sale of Lands for Payment of the Portion of Ellen Briscoe Widow, was this Day read the Third time.

Resolved, &c. That the said Bill do pass: And that the Title shall be, An Act to impower Sir John Drake, and others, to make Sale of Lands for Payment of the Portion of Ellen Briscoe Widow: And that Sir John Birkinhead do carry up the Bill to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Regulating the Press.

Ordered, That these Members following be added to the Committee appointed to review the Act for Regulating the Press; viz. Sir John Goodrick, Mr. Clifford, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Cha. Harbord, Mr. Crouch, Sir Wm. Compton, Mr. Jay, Sir Edm. Peirce, Mr. Westphaling, Sir Rich. Oatley, Mr. Hungerford, Colonel Robinson, Mr. Graham, Sir John Birkinhead, Sir Robert Atkyns, Colonel Legg, Mr. Knight, Mr. Pepis, Sir Tho. Allen, Sir Geo. Probert, Lord Bruce, Sir Hen. Herbert, Sir Hen. Newton, Mr. Bulteele, Mr. Wm. Sandis, Mr. Croke, Sir Tho. Meres, Sir John Holland, Mr. Lewis, Sir Hen. North, Mr. Barnaby, Mr. Wren, Mr. Yorke, Mr. Whorwood, Sir Nich. Steward: And they are to meet on Tuesday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon; and to expedite their Report upon the said Act.

Marq. of Worcester's Water Engine.

A Bill to enable Edward Lord Marquis of Worcester to receive the Benefit of a Water-commanding Engine, by him invented, was this Day read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Lord St. John, Sir Geo. Probert, Sir Robert Atkyns, Mr. Clifford, Sir John Goodrick, Sir Tho. Meres, Mr. Wm. Sandis, Mr. Chichley, Sir Tho. Ingram, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Culleford, Serjeant Charlton, Lord Herbert, Lord Bruce, Mr. Hen. Coventry, Sir Lanc. Lake, Mr. Birch, Sir Tho. Tompkins, Mr. John Vaughan, Sir Rich. Braham, Sir John Birkinhead, Mr. Wren, Sir Rowland Berkley, Colonel Fretchvile, Sir Geo. Downing, Mr. Westphaling, Mr. Waller, Sir Cha. Harbord, Mr. Wm. Mountague, Colonel Windham, Mr. Hungerford, Mr. Sprye, Sir Wm. Lewis, Sir Rich. Onslow, Mr. Gaudy, Mr. Prideaux, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir Humphrey Bennet, Colonel Gilby, Sir Wm. Fleetwood, Sir Solomon Swale, Mr. Geo. Mountague, Mr. Morice, Sir John Low, Sir John Holland, Sir Roger Bradshaigh, Sir Nich. Steward, Mr. Whorwood, Sir John Denham, Sir John Norton, Mr. Cornwallis: And they are to meet on Tuesday next, in the Exchequer Chamber, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

And it is recommended to the Committee, to provide, That, after the Death of the Lord Marquis, the Benefit of the Water-commanding Engine may come to the Lord Herbert his Son.

Challoner's Estate.

An ingrossed Bill to enable Edward Challoner Esquire to make Provision for his Wife, and younger Children, was read.

Resolved, &c. That the said Bill do pass: And that the Title shall be, An Act to enable Edward Challoner Esquire to make Provision for Anne his Wife, and his younger Children.

Common Lands.

A Bill for the better regulating Common Fields, was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Sir Anth. Cope, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir Hen. Capell, Sir Edw. Walpoole, Mr. Fane, Sir John Duncombe, Sir John Goodrick, Sir Solomon Swale, Mr. Whorwood, Mr. Goreing, Sir Nich. Steward, Sir Hen. Herbert, Sir Courtney Poole, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Clifford, Sir Hen. Newton, Sir Tho. Meres, Sir Wm. Tompson, Sir Tho. Lee, Sir John Talbot, Sir Robert Atkyns, Mr. Fowell, Sir Jordan Crosland, Colonel Robinson, Colonel Leg, Mr. Spencer, Sir Geo. Courthop, Sir Lanc. Lake, Lord Richardson, Major General Egerton, Mr. Aldworth, Lord Herbert, Sir Rich. Temple, Sir Cha. Hussey, Mr. Mountague, Mr. Knight, Sir Edm. Peirce: And all the Members of this House that shall come to the Committee, are to have Votes thereat: And they are to meet in the Exchequer Chamber, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, on Thursday next: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Lords concur in Thanks.

Mr. Solicitor General reports, That he had attended the Lords, to desire their Concurrence to the Vote of this House, for Thanks to be returned to his Majesty for his gracious Message: And that the Lords had returned Answer, That they had considered of the Message; and did fully agree to the Vote of this House: And that they had appointed Six of their Members to attend his Majesty; and desired this House to name a double Number of their Members, to join with them: And as soon as they had Notice when his Majesty would be attended, they would give Intimation of it to this House.

Ordered, That Mr. Solicitor General, Mr. Fane, Mr. Clifford, Sir Edw. Walpoole, Sir Wm. Compton, Sir Robert Atkyns, Sir John Goodrick, Mr. Waller, Sir John Duncomb, Mr. Treasurer, Lord Herbert, and the Lord St. John, be appointed to join with the Members named by the Lords, to attend his Majesty, to return him Thanks for his Gracious Message, in answer to the Petition of both Houses presented to his Majesty, concerning Jesuits and Popish Priests.

Ministers Maintenance.

The House resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the Bill for the Increase of the Maintenance of Ministers in Towns Corporate and Market Towns.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Sir Tho. Meres took the Chair of the Committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Sir Tho. Meres reports, That the Committee had made some further Progress in the said Bill; and the Opinion of the Committee, That the House would, on Tuesday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Morning, resolve itself into a Committee again, to take the said Bill into further Consideration.

Resolved, &c. That the House, on Tuesday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Morning, will resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to take into further Consideration, the Bill for Increase of the Maintenance of Ministers, in Cities, Towns Corporate, and Market Towns.

The House adjourned till Monday Morning, Eight of Clock.