Sabbati, 20 die Junii, 15° Car. IIdi.
ORDERED, That all Proceedings at Law, in the
Action of Ejectment brought by James Berry, to
try the Title of certain Lands lying in Pulver Fen, and
all Proceedings at Law, in Cases of like Nature, concerning the Ninety-five thousand Acres Fen Land, in
Bedford Level, or any Part thereof, be stayed, until the
Matter touching the said Fens, which is now depending
in this House, be determined.
House to sit.
Ordered, That the House will sit on Monday next, in
the Afternoon, for the reading of such Bills as are now
Offices in London.
Ordered, That the Bill concerning the Grants made
before the late Wars, of several Offices in the City of
London, be read on Monday next.
Sir Thomas Littleton reports from the Committee to
which the Bill for explaining and enlarging an Act,
made in the 43th of Queen Elizabeth, for Relief of the
Poor, 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
The said Amendments were severally twice read; and,
upon the Question, agreed to.
Resolved, That the said Bill, with the said Amendments agreed to, be ingrossed.
Lands gained from the Sea.
Mr. Mallett reports from the Committee appointed to
inquire into the undue Execution of a Commission issued
into the County of Sussex, for Discovery of the Lands
gained from the Sea; or any other Commissions of the
like Nature; and to receive Complaints and Informations
touching Commissions, Patents, or Grants; which were
Grievances; That the Committee, upon full Examination
of the whole Matter, did find, That the Commissioners,
which did execute the Commissions issued for Discovery
of Lands gained from the Sea, were Persons of mean
Quality, and not known to the Country; and that they
did execute the Commission without giving Notice to
the rest of the Commissioners named in the Commission;
and that the said Commissions were returned unduly,
the Depositions being not returned with the Commission,
as by the Commission is required: And therefore the
Committee were of Opinion, That there had been an
undue Execution of the Commission issued into Sussex,
Kent, Southampton, and Middlesex.
The Question being put, To agree with the Committee,
That there had been an undue Execution of the Commissions issued into Sussex, Kent, Southampton, and
It was resolved in the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That the undue Execution of the
Commissions issued for the Discovery of the Lands
gained from the Sea, is a Grievance.
Resolved, That his Majesty be humbly desired to
forbear to pass any further Grants upon the Commissions
so unduly executed: And such Members of this House
as are of his Majesty's honourable Privy Council, and
Mr. John Ashburnham, are to acquaint his Majesty with
the Desires of this House.
Ordered, That the Committee, formerly appointed, be
revived: And they are impowered to receive Petitions
and Complaints from any other Counties or Places, in
Cases of like Nature.
Ordered, That it be referred to the same Committee,
to draw up an Impeachment against Mr. John Collins,
William Eardley, Richard Powell, Francis Cressett, John
Davyes, Anth. Morgan, and William Rawlinson, for their
Miscarriage in the undue Execution of the Commission
for Discovery of Lands gained from the Sea.
Privilege- Charge against Sir R. Temple.
Sir Charles Hussey reports from the Committee appointed to examine the Matter concerning Sir Richard
Temple, That the Committee, upon Examination of the
Matter, had passed some Resolves, to be nominated to
the House: Which he read in his Place; and after,
delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table.
And the Votes being twice read; and debated;
Resolved, That the King's Majesty be humbly desired,
that he would be graciously pleased to name the Person
that did deliver the Message to his Majesty from Sir
Richard Temple: And that his Majesty's Two Principal
Secretaries of State, Mr. Treasurer, and Sir William
Compton, do attend his Majesty, and acquaint him with
the Desires of this House.
Resolved, &c. That the Debate of the Matter upon
the Report of the Committee of the whole House, concerning his Majesty's present Supply, be adjourned till
Monday Morning Nine of the Clock; and then taken
The House adjourned till Monday Morning,
Eight of the Clock.