House of Commons Journal Volume 8
17 June 1663

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 17 June 1663', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 8: 1660-1667 (1802), pp. 504-505. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26601 Date accessed: 18 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Mercurii, 17 die Junii, 15 Car. IIdi.

Prayers.

Leave of Absence.

ORDERED, That Sir William Lewis have the Leave of this House to go into the Country.

Profaneness, &c.

Ordered, That Sir William Lowther and Mr. Jones, be added to the Committee to which the Bill against Licentiousness and Profaneness is committed.

Mersey, &c. Navigation.

A Petition of several Inhabitants of the County of Chester, was this Day read.

Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the same Committee to which the Bill for the making navigable the Rivers of Mersey and Weaver is committed; to examine the Matter of the Petition; and to summon and hear the Persons concerned: And the Lord Brereton is added to the said Committee.

Damage Cleere.

A Bill to take away Damage Cleere, was this Day read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Sir Courtney Poole, Sir Tho. Allen, Sir Wm. Lowther, Serjeant Charleton, Mr. Attorney of the Duchy, Mr. Garraway, Sir Tho. Meres, Sir Charles Harbord, Dr. Burwell, Sir Tho. Tompkins, Mr. Wandesford, Sir Edmond Peirse, Mr. George, Serjeant Keeling, Colonel Windham, Colonel Robinson, Sir Hump. Winch, Lord Ancram, Sir John Duncombe, Sir Lanc. Lake, Colonel Reames, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir Tho. Gowre, Sir George Downing, Mr. Clifford, Sir Edmond Bowyer, Mr. Street, Mr. Westphaling, Sir John Bramston, Mr. Daniell, Mr. Crouch, Sir Robert Holt, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Pepis, and all the Members of this House that are of the Long Robe: And they are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Privilege.

Ordered, That Alexander Davyes and Francis Greg, who, for a Breach of Privilege against Mr. Oneale, a Member of this House, were committed to the Serjeant at Arms; and, having been taken into Custody, and submitted themselves; be, by the Consent of the said Mr. Oneale, discharged of their Commitment, paying their Fees.

Exeter Stuffs.

Ordered, That the Bill for regulating the Making of Stuffs in the City and County of Exeter, and County of Devon, be read the First Bill, To-morrow Morning.

E. of Kent's Estate.

Ordered, That the Bill for settling the Lands of the Earl of Kent and the Lord Lucas, on the Marriage of the said Earl with the Daughter and Heir-apparent of the said Lord Lucas, be read, the first Bill, this Afternoon.

Fishing Trade.

Ordered, That the Bill for regulating and ordering the Fishing Trade be read this Afternoon.

Preventing Popery, &c.

Sir Robert Atkins reports from the Committee to which the Proviso, brought in to be added to the Bill to prevent the Growth of Popery, was committed, that the Committee had made several Amendments to the Proviso: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and after, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: And the said Amendments, being twice read, were, upon the Question, severally agreed to.

The Residue of the Amendments formerly reported to the Bill, precedent to the Amendment for inserting a Proviso on the Behalf of Recusants, were read the Second time; and, upon the Question, severally agreed to.

The Proviso reported, on the Behalf of such Persons, of a different Profession from the Church of England, that had been in actual Arms for his Majesty, or his Royal Father, was read the First time.

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

It passed in the Negative.

The subsequent Amendment, for adding Two Clauses, was read the Second time; and the Clause twice read; and, on the Question, agreed to.

The subsequent Amendments were read; and agreed to.

Resolved, &c. That the Words "and required" be added in the Bill.

Which was done accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments and Clauses agreed to, be ingrossed.

Clothiers.

Ordered, That the House will, on Friday next, proceed in the Consideration of the Report touching the Clothiers.

Wool and Leather.

Ordered, That these Members following be added to the Committee appointed to inspect the Acts against Transporting of Wool and Leather; viz. Dr. Burwell, Mr. Westphaling, Sir John Hotham, Sir Tho. Stewkly, Colonel Whitley, Mr. Price, Lord Brereton, Sir Robert Holt, Mr. Barnaby, Dr. Rishton, Mr. Lowder, Sir Jeffery Shackerly, Sir Richard Oateley, Mr. Prideaux.

Sectaries, &c.

Ordered, That the Report of the Bill against Sectaries be heard To-morrow Morning.

The House adjourns till Two of the Clock in the Afternoon.

Post Meridiem.

E. of Kent's Estate.

A BILL for settling the Lands of the Earl of Kent and the Lord Lucas, on the Marriage of the said Earl with the Daughter and Heir-apparent of the said Lord Lucas, was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Lord St. John, Sir Edm. Peirse, Lord Fanshaw, Mr. Attorney of the Duchy, Mr. Coventry, Sir Bayn. Throckmorton, Mr. Wm. Sandys, Colonel Progers, Sir Rich. Temple, Sir John Birkinhead, Sir Rich. Onslow, Lord Richardson, Sir Tho. Allen, Sir John Rouse, Sir Hump. Winch, Mr. Waller, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Tho. Wendy, Sir Chichester Wray, Sir Edm. Pye, Lord Bruce, Mr. Vaugham, Sir Robert Howard, Sir John Norton, Sir Nicholas Steward, Sir Robert Brooke, Sir Tho. Meeres, Colonel Phillips, Mr. Street, Mr. Cooke, Lord Brereton, Sir Solomon Swale, Mr. Pryn, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. Onslow, Colonel Strangwayes, Mr. Higgons, Sir Tho. Gowre, Sir Edm. Bowyer, Sir John Salisbury, Sir Wm. Compton, Sir Heneage Finch, Mr. Lovelace, Sir Hump. Bennett, Sir John Trott, Mr. Knight, Sir John Brampston, Mr. Clifford, Sir Arthur Ingram, Sir John Duncombe, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Colonel Reames, Sir John Shaw, Sir Clifford Clifton, Colonel Windham, Mr. Earnly, Sir John Tirrell, and all the Members of this House that serve for the several Counties of Essex, Bedford, and Kent: And they are to meet in the Speaker's Chambers, on Friday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon: And to send for Persons, Papers and Records.

Fishing Trade.

A Bill for the better regulating and ordering the Fishing Trade was read the First Time.

Ordered, That this Bill be read the Second time on Friday next.

Bedford Level.

The House did then resume the Debate of the Matter touching Bedford Level.

Resolved, &c. That the Debate of the Vote of the House, as to the Sale of the Lands for Default of Payment of Taxes, be postponed.

The rest of the Amendments reported to the Bill, except the last, which was to add, to the End of the Bill, the Thirty-four Sheets reported from the Committee to be made Part of the Bill, were read the Second time; and, upon the Question, severally agreed to.

The Addition of Thirty-four Sheets was read the First time.

The First Paragraph of the Thirty-four Sheets was read the Second time.

The Question being put, To agree to the First Paragraph of the Amendment of the Thirty-four Sheets;

The House was divided.

The Noes came out.

Colonel Williams, Tellers for the Yeas: 96.
Mr. Pepis, With the Yeas,
Lord Gorge, Tellers for the Noes: 13.
Mr. Chicheley, With the Noes,

And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.

The next Paragraph of the Thirty-four Sheets was read the Second time.

A Petition, on the Behalf of William Drax Gentleman, was tendered.

Another Petition, of Mr. William Crane, was tendered.

Another Petition, on the Behalf of Mr. George Danvers, was tendered.

Another Petition, of Mr. David Offley, was tendered.

The Question being put, That the said Petitions be read;

It passed in the Negative.

The Question being put, That the Second Paragraph in the Amendment be agreed to;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Third Paragraph of the Thirty-four Sheets was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That this Paragraph of the Amendment be agreed to.

The next Paragraph, as to the appointing Commissioners, was read the Second time.

Ordered, That the Members that serve for the several Counties concerned do, on Friday next, bring in the Names of Six Commissioners to be appointed for each County.

Ordered, That the Vice Chancellor for the University of Cambridge, the Mayor of the Town of Cambridge, and the Mayor of the Town of Kings Lynne, for the Time being, shall be appointed Commissioners in the Act, besides the Six Commissioners for each County concerned.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the Paragraph for naming Commissioners be postponed.

The several following Paragraphs of the Thirty-four Sheets, unto the Paragraph concerning the Tenure of the Lands, were read the Second time; and, on the Question, severally agreed to.

The next Paragraph of the Amendment, touching the Tenure of the Lands, was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the said Paragraph be agreed to.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Proviso, for saving the Royalties and Franchises of the Particular Lands of the several Manors.

The next Paragraph, as to the proportioning the Lands, was read the Second time.

Ordered, That these Words be added to the said Paragraph; viz. "Whereof the Vice Chancellor for the University of Cambridge, the Mayor of the Town of Cambridge, and the Mayor of the Town of King's Lynne, for the Time being, to be Three, if they, upon Notice left at their respective Habitations, shall think fit to be present."

Which was done accordingly.

Ordered, That these Words, "or any Seven or more of them," be inserted in the Paragraph, after the Word "Commissioners."

Which was done accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That the Paragraph, so amended, be agreed to.

The several subsequent Paragraphs of the Thirty-four Sheets were read the Second time; and, on the Question, agreed to.

A Proviso was tendered, on the Behalf of Sir John Watts; and twice read.

Resolved, &c. That the said Proviso be agreed to.

Another Proviso, on the Behalf of the Inhabitants of Crowland, was read twice: And some Amendments, upon the Question, were agreed to be made thereto:

And the Proviso, with Amendments, was, upon the Question, agreed to.

Another Proviso was tendered to be read; but rejected.

The House did then resume the Debate of the Vote concerning the Sale of the Land, in case of not Payment of Taxes.

Resolved, &c. That there be a Power contained in the Act, That such Taxes as shall for the future incur, shall be raised and levied by Sale only; and that Sale be made of so much of the Land only as will be sufficient to pay such Taxes: And that it be referred to the former Committee, to prepare and bring in a Clause for that Purpose.

Resolved, That it be referred to the same Committee, to bring in a Clause to impower the Judicatory, upon adjusting the Accompts, to order and determine in what Manner the Arrears of Taxes already incurred, shall be levied and paid: And the Committee is revived: And they are to meet To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Place formerly appointed.

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