House of Commons Journal Volume 8
22 June 1663

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 22 June 1663', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 8: 1660-1667 (1802), pp. 507-509. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26605 Date accessed: 01 October 2014.


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Die Lunæ, 22 Junii, 15° Car. IIdi.

Prayers.

Offices in London.

A BILL concerning the Grants of Offices in London was read the First time.

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

Lindsey Level.

Ordered, That the Report of the Bill for the Draining of Lindsey Level be heard on Thursday Morning next.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Spry and Colonel Robinson have the Leave of this House to go into the Country.

Lincoln Fens.

Ordered, That Sir Charles Hussey, Lord Herbert, Sir Anthony Irby, and Sir Robert Long, do look into the Act, made primo Jacobi, for Draining certain Fenny Grounds, therein mentioned, in Lincolneshire, undertaken by Thomas Lovell Esquire: And have Liberty to bring in a Bill to restrain the Proviso in that Act; and to provide, that the Draining those Fens may be effectually performed.

Damage Cleere.

Ordered, That the Committee to which the Bill touching Damage Cleere is committed, be revived; and do sit To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon.

Sectaries, &c.

Ordered, That the House will proceed upon the Report of the Bill against the Meeting of Sectaries and Un-conformists, the first Business in the Afternoon.

Supply.

The House did then resume the Debate of the Matter upon the Report of the Committee of the whole House, touching his Majesty's present Supply, by way of Subsidy.

The Question being put, To agree with the Committee, that the Commissioners for the levying the Subsidy, be nominated by the House;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Question being put, To agree with the Committee, that there shall be a Restriction as to the real Value of Lands;

The House was divided.

The Noes went out.

Sir Solo. Swale, Tellers for the Yeas: 92.
Sir Tho. Tompkins, With the Yeas,
Sir Tho. Allen, Tellers for the Noes: 49.
Mr. Finch, With the Noes,

And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Question being propounded, That this be added to the former Resolve; viz. "Having Regard to Debts, and other necessary Expences, and with relation to former Precedents of Subsidies, in the Reigns of King James and King Charles, in the Manner of Taxing and Levying thereof;"

The Question being put, That these Words; viz. "and with relation to former Precedents of Subsidies, in the Reigns of King James, and King Charles the First, in the Manner of Taxing and Levying thereof;" shall stand in the Question;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

The whole Question being put, That there shall be a Restriction as to the real Value of Lands; having regard to Debts and other necessary Expences, and with relation to former Precedents of Subsidies, in the Reigns of King James and King Charles, in the Manner of Taxing and Levying thereof;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Question being put, That this Question; viz. That One thousand Pounds per Annum, real Estate, shall not be valued at above Twenty Pounds per Annum, on the Roll, and so proportionably for greater or lesser Sums; be put;

It passed in the Negative.

Resolved, &c. That the further Debate of the Report touching his Majesty's present Supply, be adjourned till To-morrow Morning at Nine of the Clock; and then taken into Consideration.

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

Post Meridiem.

ROBERT Creyton, Doctor in Divinity, and Dean of Wells, did this Day take the Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance, in order to his being naturalized.

Damage Cleere.

Ordered, That all Members that come to the Committee to which the Bill touching Damage Cleere is committed, shall have Voices at the Committee.

Arrears of Excise.

An Act for Recovery of the Arrears of the Excise was this Day read the Second time.

A Proviso was tendered to be added to the Bill; and twice read.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Proviso, be committed to Colonel Fretchvile, Sir Solo. Swale, Mr. Knight, Mr. Coventry, Sir Tho. Gower, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir John Holland, Sir Hen. North, Lord Richardson, Mr. Scawen, Sir Wm. Compton, Mr. Whorwood, Colonel Birch, Dr. Burwell, Colonel Kirkby, Sir Robert Holt, Mr. Clifford, Sir Rich. Vivian, Mr. Harbord, Mr. Pepis, Mr. Jolly, Mr. Heath, Mr. Reames, Sir John Duncombe, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Edmond Bowyer, Sir Wm. Doyley, Mr. Westphaling, Sir Row. Berkley, Sir Rich. Onslow, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Jones, Mr. Finch, Mr. Musgrave, Sir Wm. Fleetwood, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir John Shaw, Sir Charles Hussey, Colonel Legg, Sir John Fredericke, Mr. Crooke, Sir Rich. Oately, Sir Tho. Carew: And all the Members of this House, that shall come, are to have Voices: And they are to meet in the Exchequer Chamber To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Sectaries, &c.

The House did then proceed in the further Consideration of the Clauses, and Amendments, reported to be made, and added to the Bill for preventing the meeting of Sectaries, Un-conformists, and Dissenters from the Church of England.

And the First Paragraph of the Clause to be added, by way of Amendment, was read the Second time.

The Question being put, To agree with that Paragraph of the Amendment;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

The next Clause of the Paragraph was read.

Resolved, &c. That the Blank in the Paragraph be filled up with the Sum of Forty Pounds.

Which was done.

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

The next Paragraph, of the First Clause, was read the Second time.

Ordered, That the Words "and cheapest" be omitted out of the Paragraph.

Which was done.

Ordered, That the Paragraph, so amended, be agreed to.

The next Paragraph, as to the Penalty to be set on the Constable, was read.

Resolved, &c. That the Blank for the Penalty be filled up with the Sum of Five Pounds.

Which was done.

And the Paragraph, so amended, upon the Question, agreed to.

The next Paragraph was read the Second time; and, on the Question, agreed.

Ordered, That it be referred to the former Committee, to prepare, and bring in, a Proviso for Exemption of such Persons from the Penalty of the Act, that shall, after Conviction, and before Transportation, conform; and also of such as by a Time, after Transportation, shall conform, and bring a Certificate of such Conformity, from the Governor of the Place to which they were transported: And the Committee are revived; and to meet To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Place formerly appointed.

The Clause concerning the Disturbance of the Peace was read; and the Words "or endangered," upon the Question, agreed to be omitted.

And the Clause, with that Amendment, on the Question, agreed to.

The Clause touching the Certiorari was read.

Ordered, That the Three last Lines of the Clause be omitted: And that these Words following be inserted; viz. "nor shall any such Indictment, after Conviction, be quashed, or avoided, by reason of any Error appearing in the same."

Which was done:

And the Clause, so amended, agreed to.

The Clause concerning Feme Covert and Popish Recusants, was read the Second time.

The Question being put, To omit the Popish Recusants out of the Proviso, and the Words relating to them in the Close of the Proviso;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

And done accordingly.

And the Proviso, so amended, upon the Question, agreed to.

The last Proviso, as to Persons refusing the Tests, not to be excused from bearing Offices, &c. was read the Second time.

The Question being put, To agree to this Proviso;

The House was divided.

The Noes went forth.

Sir Hen. Felton, Tellers for the Noes: 59.
Mr. Harbord, With the Noes,
Sir Rich. Oatley, Tellers for the Yeas: 55.
Colonel Kirkby, With the Yeas,

And so it passed in the Negative.

Ordered, That these Words "which of them shall first happen," be struck out of the Bill.

Which was done accordingly.

The Question being put, To adjourn the further Debate of the Matter upon this Bill till To-morrow, at Nine of the Clock in the Morning;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.