House of Commons Journal Volume 8
4 June 1663

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 4 June 1663', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 8: 1660-1667 (1802), pp. 497-499. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26595 Date accessed: 28 November 2014.


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Die Jovis, 4 Junii, 15 Regis, Car. IIdi.

Prayers.

Carnarvon Sessions.

AN ingrossed Bill for keeping and holding the Courts of Great Sessions, and of the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace for the County of Carnarvon, at the Town of Carnarvon in the said County, for ever, was read . . . .

Resolved, &c. That the said Bill do pass: And that the Title shall be, An Act for keeping and holding the Courts of the Great Sessions, and of the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace for the County of Carnarvon, at the Town of Carnarvon in the said County, for ever.

Ordered, That Mr. Griffith do carry up the Bill to the Lords.

Advancement of Trade.

Resolved, That Leave be given to bring in an Enacting Clause, to be added to the Bill for Advancement of Trade, for regulating the Fishing Trade; and limiting a seasonable Time for Shipping to set forth for Fishing; that the Spawn of Fish may be preserved, and Fish taken when it is full in Season; and also to provide, that a sworn Packer of Fish may be appointed in Yarmouth, and other Fishing Towns; and to set Penalties for Offences to be committed contrary to the Act.

Ashdowne Forest.

An ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, for the Improvement of the Forest of Ashdowne, and the Broyle Park, was read the Second time.

The Question being put, That the Bill be committed;

It passed in the Negative.

Marshalsea.

Ordered, That the Bill touching the Marshalsea be read the First Day of the Meeting of the House, after Whitsuntide.

Exeter Stuffs.

Ordered, That the Bill for the Reforming and Preventing of sundry Abuses and Deceits in the Making of Serges, Perpetuanoes, and other Stuffs, in the City and County of Exon, and County of Devon, be read the first Day of the Meeting of the House, after Whitsuntide.

Loyalist Officers.

Ordered, That the additional Bill for Explanation and Supply of the Act, touching the indigent loyal Officers, be read the First Day of the Meeting of the House, after Whitsuntide.

Excise.

An additional Bill for the better Regulating the Duty of Excise, was read the First time.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read the Second time, on To-morrow-sevennight.

Crown Revenue.

Sir Charles Harbord reports from the Committee appointed to inspect the several Branches of his Majesty's Revenue, That the Committee had carefully inspected and examined the several Branches of the Revenue; and had commanded him to return a Report of the present Values of the several Branches of the Revenue: Which he opened in his Place; and after, delivered in his Report, in Writing, at the Clerk's Table: Which was as followeth;

Present yearly Values. Future full Values.
Customs. The Customs letten to Farm, for Five Years, from Michaelmas 1662, at 390,000 l. per Annum; the King paying the Patent Fees to the Officers, and making such Defalcations as are agreed by the Grant £. s. d. £. s. d.
390,000 - - 400,000 - -
Crown Lands and Rents. The Revenue, in Lands and Rents, in Charge in the Exchequer, and Duchies of Lancaster and Cornewall, including the Queen's Jointure, being well managed, may be computed at, per Annum
Besides Forests, Parks, and Chaces, un-improved
100,000 - - 100,000 - -
Deane Forest. Deane Forest, Sir John Wintour being satisfied, and 14,000 Acres inclosed and improved, may raise a constant Revenue of, per Annum - - - 5,000 - -
Excise . Excise of Beer, Ale, &c. now worth 274,950 - - 274,950 - -
Hearths and Stoves . Hearths and Stoves, as now certified 170,603 12 - 170,603 12 -
First Fruits, &c. First Fruits and Tenths, communibus annis 18,800 - - 18,800 - -
Tin. The Coinage and Pre-emption of Tin, now valued at, per Annum 12,000 - - 12,000 - -
Post Office. The Post-Office, in Lease for about Four Years to come, at, per Annum 21,500 - - 26,000 - -
Wine Licences Wine Licences, as now settled, may raise a Revenue of 20,000 - - 20,000 - -
Alienation Office. Alienation Office produceth, communibus annis, a Revenue of 3,600 l. whereof 1,546 l. 12s. is paid into, and accounted for, by the Hanaper; and so remains de claro, per Annum 2,053 8 - 3,600 - -
£. 1,009,907 - - 1,030,953 12 -
Seal of the King's Bench and Common Pleas. The Profits of the Seals of the King's Bench, and Common Pleas, in Lease, at the Rent of 1,653 l. 14s. paid into the Hanaper, yearly; but are estimated to be worth, communibus annis, above the said Rent, 1,500 l. 1,653 14 - 3,153 14 -
Six- peny Writs. The Profits of the Six-peny Writs, in Chancery, in Lease, at 1,000 l. per Annum, and paid into the Hanaper yearly; but estimated to be worth, communibus annis, above the said Rent, and Charges of Execution, 375 l. 1,000 - - 1,375 - -
Hanaper Office. Hanaper Office receives 1,546 l. 12s. out of the Alienation Office, and 1,653 l. 14s. for the Farm of the Seals of the King's Bench, and Common Pleas, and 1,000 l. per Annum for the Parm of the Sixpeny Writs in Chancery; and all other Profits of the Great Seal, there paid; computed to be, communibus annis, 1,500 l. but all is now spent in this Office, ut per comput. inde - - - 1,500 - -
Post Fines. Post Fines, in Lease, at the Rent of 2,275 6 - 3,000 - -
Issues of Jurors. Issues of Jurors, in Lease, at the Rent of 1,000 - - 1,660 - -
Green Wax. Green Wax, in Lease, at the Rent of 577 5 5 1,068 - -
Green Wax of the Duchy of Lancaster - - - 200 - -
Aulnage. Aulnage, in Lease, at the Rent of 997 1 11 3,000 - -
Coals. Newcastle Coals, at 12d. per Chaldron, for the Inland Vent only, in Lease, at 1,836 12 6 8,000 - -
Ballast. Ballast of Ships, estimated to be worth, communibus annis
Claimed and enjoyed by the Thirnity House, without any Rent
- - - 1,000 - -
£. 9,339 19 10 23,956 14 -
Faculties. Faculties included in the Hanaper 400 - - 400 - -
White Cloths. Licence of Exportation of White Cloth, in Lease, at the Rent of 100 - - 800 - -
Wines. Prizage and Butlerage of Wines, in Lease, at 500 - - 2,000 - -
Traitors Estates. Traitors Estates, besides those that were granted to the Heirs, and the Impropriations given to the Church, estimated at 8,000 l. per Annum, whereupon there is above 27,000 l. Debt, and many Incumbrances and Jointures; and so computed to be worth, de claro, 5,000 - - 5,000 - -
Recusants. Recusants Estates, as they were before the Troubles
There are now no Convictions
- - - 18,600 - -
6,000 - - 26,800 - -
Total £. 1,025,246 19 - 1,081,710 6 -

And, the Report being once read;

The several Heads concerning the Revenue arising by Customs, Crown Lands, and the Improvement of the Forest of Deane, were read the Second time: The same, having been formerly reported, and agreed to, were again agreed.

The next Head reported, concerning That Branch of the Revenue arising by Excise of Beer and Ale, which the Committee have returned, by their Report, at 274,950 l. Value per Annum, was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree in Opinion with the Report of the Committee, as to That Branch of the Revenue arising by Excise.

The next Head reported, concerning That Branch of the Revenue arising by Chimney Money, was read the Second time; and debated.

The Question being put, That the present yearly Value of That Branch of the Revenue arising by Hearths and Stoves, as certified upon the Roll, and reported from the Committee, is 170,603 l. 12s.:

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Question being put, That the present Concurrence of this House with the Committee, to the Report by them returned, concerning the King's Revenue, shall not be conclusive to the Improvement of any Branch of his Majesty's Revenue for the future;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Resolved, &c. That the further Consideration of the rest of the Particulars reported, be adjourned till To-morrow Morning.

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