House of Commons Journal Volume 8
18 May 1663

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 18 May 1663', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 8: 1660-1667 (1802), pp. 485-486. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26582 Date accessed: 23 October 2014.


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Die Lunæ, 18 Maii, 15 Regis Car. IIdi.

Prayers.

Profaneness, &c.

ORDERED, That these Members following be added to the Committee to which the Bill against Profaneness, Licentiousness, and Impiety, is committed; viz. Mr. Jay, Mr. Morice, Mr. Westfaling, Mr. Oglander, Sir John Holland, Mr. Lloyd, Sir John Trot, Colonel Gilby, Dr. Burwell, Mr. Pepis.

Lord's Day.

Ordered, That Sir John Low, and Mr. Whittaker, be added to the Committee to which the Bill for better Observation of the Lord's Day is committed.

Wells Keys.

Ordered, That Leave be given to the Lord Richardson, to prepare and bring in a Bill for Repair of the Key of Wells in Norfolke.

Fowler's, &c. Letters Pat.

A Bill to make void Two Letters Patents, granted to Walter Fowler and Sir Garret Kempe, by his Majesty, was this Day read the Second time.

Resolved, That the said Bill be committed to Sir Roger Bradshawe, Lord St. John, Mr. Milward, Mr. Oakley, Sir John Brampston, Colonel Robinson, Mr. Morice, Mr. Chetwyn, Mr. Pepis, Sir Wm. Doyley, Sir Tho. Gower, Mr. Allestree, Sir John Strode, Sir Edw. Moseley, Lord Richardson, Mr. Attorney of the Duchy, Sir Clifford Clifton, Mr. Scot, Mr. Strickland, Sir Jeoffry Shakerley, Sir John Packington, Sir Solomon Swale, Mr. Westphaling, Dr. Burwell, Colonel Leg, Mr. Yorke, Sir John Birkinhead, Sir Tho. Allen, Sir Tho. Tompkins, Colonel Wanklyn, Major Cornewell, Sir Tho. Strickland, Sir Clement Fisher, Mr. Bulteele, Sir John Norton, Colonel Fretchvile, Sir Courtney Poole, Sir Hen. Newton, Mr. Hatton, Mr. Dalton, Mr. Coventry, Sir John Holland, Sir Richard Okeley, and all the Members of this House that serve for the County of Sussex: 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.

Howard's Estate.

A Bill to confirm a Sale of Lands made by Sir Robert Howard was this Day read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Mr. Milward, Mr. Oakley, Mr. John Vaughan, Mr. Westphaling, Colonel Leg, Sir Tho. Tompkins, Sir Sol. Swale, Sir John Brampston, Mr. Street, Sir Bain. Throckmorton, Sir Edw. Moseley, Dr. Burwell, Sir Hen. Newton, Sir Tho. Allen, Lord Fanshaw, Sir Edw. Masters, Sir Cha. Hussey, Sir Hen. North, Colonel Strangwayes, Mr. Cooke, Sir Courtney Poole, Captain Garway, Mr. Scot, Lord St. John, Sir Cliff. Clifton, Colonel Gilby, Mr. Pepis, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Hatton, Sir John Birkinhead, Colonel Wanklyn, Mr. Newport, Mr. Kent, Dr. Arris, Sir Job Charlton, Sir Rich. Oatley, Colonel Robinson, Mr. Morice, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir Nich. Steward, Mr. Waring, Mr. Spry, Sir Fra. Goodrick, Mr. Newton, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Dowdswell, Mr. Leighton, Sir Hen. Capell, Sir John Norton, Sir Tho. Meres, Mr. * *, Mr. Heath, Sir Robert Howard, Sir Phil. Howard, Sir Hen. Herbert, Mr. John Steward, Mr. Barnaby, Sir Hum. Bennett, Mr. Law. Hide, Sir John Salisbury, and all the Members of this House that serve for the County of Salop: And they are to meet on Wednesday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber; and to summon and hear all Parties concerned: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Privilege.

Upon Information, That one Humphrey Davies, an Attorney, had commenced Actions at Law, to try the Title of certain Bullaries of Salt Water, lying in and near the Borough of Droytwich in the County of Worcester, one against Barrett and Clifford, Officers of that Corporation: and intends to proceed in the said Actions, although Sir John Packington, Sir John Talbot, and others, Members of this House, do claim a Title in the said Bullaries of Salt Water;

Ordered, That the said Humphrey Dawyes, or any other Persons, his Assigns and Agents, be enjoined, at their Peril, to stay all further Proceedings at Law, touching the said Bullaries of Salt Water, lying in Droytwich beforementioned, during the Session of this present Parliament.

Regulating Vestries.

Serjeant Charlton reports from the Committee to which the Bill for the better regulating Vestries was committed, several Amendments to be made to the said Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and after, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: And the Amendments being read the First time; and the First Amendment to the * Line of the * Folio, being read the Second time, was, upon the Question, agreed to.

The Second Amendment to the * Line of the * Folio, being read the Second time; and debated;

The Question being put, That the Bill be re-committed, upon the present Debate of the House, to the former Committee;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That the Committee be revived; and do sit this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Place formerly appointed.

Publick Bills.

Sir Thomas Meres reports from the Committee appointed to inspect such publick Bills as were under Commitment, and to report which of them were of most Consequence to be proceeded in, That the Committee having duly considered a List of Publick Bills and Things, now under Commitment, the Opinion of the said Committee, That such of them as are of most Consequence to be passed, and which deserve, in the First place, to be proceeded in, and receive Dispatch, are these following: Viz. The Bills concerning the Revenue, and other Matters relating to the same,-now under several Commitments: The additional Bill for the Militia,-committed: The Bill against the Growth of Popery,-committed: The Bill for the better Maintenance of Ministers in Cities and Towns Corporate,-committed: The Bill for Advancement of Trade,-committed: The Bills and Matters under the Consideration and Dispatch of the Committee appointed to review and supply the Acts passed the last Sessions: The Bill for the better Observation of the Lord's Day,-committed: The Bill for regulating Abuses in the Law, and Courts of Justice:-Which he delivered in at the Clerk's Table: And, being read;

Resolved, &c. That the Calling over of the House be adjourned till This-day-sevennight.

Northern Counties.

A Petition being tendered from the Inhabitants of the Four Northern Counties;

Resolved, &c. That To-morrow Morning, after Ten of the Clock, be the Time appointed for reading the Petition tendered from the Inhabitants of the Four Northern Counties.

Bills from Lords.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Tho. Bird and Sir Walter Littleton;

Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you a Bill for the Improvement of Ashdowne Forest, and the Park, called the Broyle Park: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House. They have also returned you a Bill to enable John Robinson Esquire to sell or dispose Lands, for Payment of his Debts, and making Provision for his younger Children; with some Amendments and Alterations: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Sale of Offices.

A Bill for Discovery, punishing, and preventing Frauds and Abuses in Buying and Selling of Offices, was this Day read the Second time.

The Question being put, That this Bill be committed;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Question being propounded, That there be a Retrospection contained in the Bill;

The Question being put, That this Question be now put;

The House was divided.

The Noes went out.

Sir Sol. Swale, Tellers for the Yeas: 116.
Sir Tho. Tompkins, With the Yeas,
Colonel Legg, Tellers for the Noes: 87.
Mr. Lowther, With the Noes,

And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put, That there shall be a Retrospect in the Bill;

The House was divided:

The Yeas went out.

Sir Ro. Bradshaigh, Tellers for the Yeas: 117.
Sir Solomon Swale, With the Yeas,
Sir Lanc. Lake, Tellers for the Noes: 81.
Sir Hen. Lea, With the Noes,

And so it was resolved in the Affirmative, That there shall be a Retrospect contained in the Bill.

The Question being put, That the Committee be impowered to bring in a Clause in the Bill against the Buying and Selling of Titles of Honours;

The House was divided:

The Yeas went out.

Lord Ancram, Tellers for the Yeas: 104.
Mr. Lovelace, With the Yeas,
Sir Hen. Newton, Tellers for the Noes: 105.
Colonel Kirkby, With the Noes,

But Sir Anthony Irby being absent in the Speaker's Chamber, when the First Affirmative and Negative of the Question was put; and so could not oppose the Question;

Mr. Speaker did declare, That, by the Orders of the House, though he were present at the Second Putting of the Question, he ought not to have any Vote.

And then the Votes being equal;

Mr. Speaker gave his Vote for the Yeas.

And so it was resolved in the Affirmative, That the Committee be impowered to bring in a Clause in the Bill against the Buying and Selling of Titles of Honours.

And the House then proceeding to the Naming a Committee of these Members following; viz. Sir Lanc. Lake, Mr. Solicitor General, Sir Anth. Cope, Mr. Hen. Coventry, Colonel Kirkby, Mr. Pryn, Mr. Vice Chamberlain, Serjeant Charlton, Mr. Secretary Morice, Sir Courtney Poole, Sir Allan Apsley, Sir Fra. Goodrick, Sir John Duncombe, Mr. Westphaling, Sir John Holland, Sir Edm. Peirse, Mr. Whorwood, Serjeant Keeling, Mr. Culleford, Mr. Harvey, Lord Fanshaw, Sir Rich. Braham, Sir Bain. Throgmorton, Mr. Crouch, Sir Tho. Allen, Colonel Fra. Windham, Sir Cha. Berkley jun. Serjeant Maynard, Sir Rich. Temple, Mr. John Vaughan, Mr. Treasurer, Sir Geo. Ryve, Sir Sol. Swale, Mr. Glascock, Colonel Progers, Mr. Wm. Coventry, Sir Hen. Bennett, Mr. Garway, Mr. Yorke, Mr. Hide, Sir Tho. Tompkins, Sir Tho. Meres, Colonel Robinson, Sir Rich. Oatley, Sir Hen. North, Sir Fra. Vincent, Sir Phil. Musgrave, Sir Rowl. Berkley, Sir Cyrill Wyche, Sir Edm. Pooley, Colonel Edw. Phillips, Sir Tho. Bludworth, Mr. Seymour, Mr. Newport, Mr. Waller, Sir Hum. Winch, Mr. Higgons, Colonel Sandys, Colonel Trelawney, Sir John Birkinhead, Mr. Hide, Mr. Clifford, Sir Hen. Newton, Mr. Ernley, Sir Tho. Lee, Lord Ancram, Sir John Talbot, Sir Cha. Harbord, Mr. Barnaby, Colonel Giles Strangwayes, Sir Ralph Bankes, Sir Cha. Hussey, Mr. Wren, Colonel Birch, Mr. Thurland, Mr. Strangwayes, Sir Rich. Powle, Lord Bruce, Sir Roger Bradshaigh, Sir Hugh Windham, Mr. Lowther, Sir John Coriton, Sir James Smith, Sir Edw. Walpoole, Sir Tho. Hebblethwaite, and all the Members of this House, that are of the Long Robe, are to be of the Committee: And all that come are to have Voices: And they are to meet To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees which were to sit this Afternoon be adjourned; and do sit To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Places formerly appointed.

Regulating Vestries.

Ordered, That Sir Edm. Peirse, Colonel Kirkby, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Sol. Swale, Sir Roger Bradshaigh, Sir Tho. Tompkins, be added to the Committee to which the Bill for regulating Vestries is committed.

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