Die Lunæ, 20 Julii, 15 Car. IIdi Regis.
Serjeant at Arms.
A PETITION of James Norfolke Esquire, Serjeant
at Arms attending this House, being read; and
taken into Consideration;
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Norfolke, who hath constantly
attended the Service of this House as Serjeant at Arms,
be humbly recommended to his Majesty for the like
Increase of Salary and Board-wages, which his Majesty
hath been graciously pleased to grant to the other Serjeants
at Arms: And Sir William Morrice and Colonel Legg are
desired to attend his Majesty with this Recommendation
of the House.
Sir Charles Harbord reports from the Committee of
the Revenue, That the Committee proposed to Sir John
Wintour, That, in case the Committee thought fit to lay
aside the further Examination of his Accompt made in
July 1661, and to proceed upon his Majesty's Agreement, to give him Thirty thousand Pounds, Whether he
would agree to make a just Accompt of all the Profits
and Allowances he hath had or made since that Time.
Sir John Wintour answered, That he doth agree to
take Thirty thousand Pounds in full, as is proposed; and
to account for all the Profits and Allowances he hath had
or made since July 1661.
That they had voted, That This is a full and perfect
Answer, fit to be reported to the House: And that he is
to account for all the Wood he hath had since July 1661,
at Ten Shillings per Cord for That in the Forest, and Six
Shillings and Eight-pence per Cord for that in the Lea
Bayly, as it shall be found upon Examination; without
deducting any thing for any Charges or Expences; and
for the Timber, at Fifteen Shillings per Ton.
And that they had agreed, That Sir John Wintour have
Liberty to work out this Wood in the King's Works,
with the Use of the Utensils, Mine, and Cinders; and
to leave the Works and Utensils in as good Repair as he
The Consideration of What Proportion of Wood he
hath had being referred to a Sub Committee, it appears
to be Eight thousand Two hundred and Fifty long Cords
(which, at Ten Shillings per Cord, amounts to Four
thousand One hundred and Twenty-five Pounds) within
the Forest; and in the Lea Bayly Five thousand Seven
hundred long Cords, which, at Six Shillings and Eightpence per Cord, amounts to One thousand Nine hundred
Pounds; in Timber, not useful for the Navy, One
hundred and Seventy-five Pounds: In all, Six thousand
Two hundred Pounds: So there remains Twenty-three
thousand Eight hundred Pounds: Which Sir John Wintour is contented to accept of, so as it may be well secured.
To which End the Committee appointed a Bill to be
drawn and presented to the House, whereby Sir John
Wintour may be satisfied, and the Forest improved, and
the Revenue of Five thousand Pounds per Annum settled,
and the Timber preserved, according to the Order of the
House of the Two-and-twentieth of May last.
A Bill for settling the Forest of Deane, and improving
and preserving the Timber and Wood of the said Forest,
was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read the Second time
on Wednesday Morning next.
D. of Yorke's Revenue.
Amendments, sent from the Lords, to the Bill for
settling the Profits of the Post Office and Wine Licences
on the Duke of Yorke, and the Heirs Males of his Body,
were read the First time.
The several Amendments, except the Amendment to
the Two-and-thirtieth Line of the Eighth Skin, were
read the Second time; and, upon the Question, severally
The Amendment to the Two-and-thirtieth Line of
Eighth Skin was read:
The Question being put, To agree with the Lords in
The House was divided.
The Yeas went out.
|Sir John Cotton,
||Tellers for the Yeas:
|Mr. Hen. Coventry,
||With the Yeas,
|Sir Robert Holt,
||Tellers for the Noes:
||With the Noes,
And so it passed in the Negative.
Ordered, That a Conference be desired to be had with
the Lords, upon the Bill for settling the Profits of the
Post Office and Wine Licences on his Royal Highness
the Duke of Yorke: And Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Seymour,
Colonel Strangwayes, Sir Robert Atkins, Mr. Waller,
Mr. Crouch, Mr. Clifford, Mr. Whorwood, Mr. Pryn,
Mr. Yorke, are to manage the Conference.
An ingrossed Bill for the better ordering and collecting
the Duty of Excise, and preventing Abuses therein, was
Proviso, for limiting the Times of Appeal, was thrice
read: And some Amendments made thereto at the
Resolved, That the Proviso, so amended, be made Part
of the Bill.
Another Proviso, for enjoining of the Oaths to such as
are Officers, was thrice read: And some Amendments
made at the Table;
Resolved, &c. That the Proviso, so amended, be made
Part of the Bill.
Resolved, That the Bill, with the Provisoes agreed to,
do pass: And that the Title shall be, An additional
Act for the better ordering and collecting the Duty of
Excise, and preventing Abuses therein.
And Sir Thomas Meres is to carry up the Bill to the
Lords for their Concurrence.
An ingrossed Bill for restraining Pluralities, and Increase of the Maintenance of Curates, was read.
Ordered, That these Words, "he making Allowances
to his or their Curate, as aforesaid," be added to the Bill.
Which was done.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title
shall be, An Act for the restraining Pluralities, and
Increase of the Maintenance of Curates.
And Sir Charles Harbord is to carry up the Bill to the
Lords for their Concurrence.
Linen and Tapestry.
A Bill for the encouraging the Making of Linen and
Tapestry, was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the said Bill be committed to Sir
George Downing, Sir Tho. Littleton, Colonel Birch, Mr.
Thurland, Mr. Yorke, Sir John Frederick, Sir John
Birkenhead, Mr. Coventry, Sir Richard Temple, Mr. Rigby,
Mr. Morrice, Mr. Newport, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir
Robert Atkins, Mr. Jolly, Mr. Pryn, Mr. Westphaling,
Sir Tho. Tompkins, Colonel Windham, Sir Nicholas Crispe,
Mr. Waller, Sir Tho. Meres, Colonel Strangwayes, Mr.
Seymour, Colonel Progers, Sir Tho. Bludworth: And all
those Members, which were formerly appointed to be a
Committee for Trade, be added to this Committee: And
they are to meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in
the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons,
Papers, and Records.
A Petition on the Behalf of Mr. Fitton, and others,
Ordered, That this Petition be read on Wednesday
Morning at Ten of the Clock.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do now make out his
Warrant, for a Writ to issue for electing a Member
for Richmond in Yorkshire, in the room of Sir John
And then the House adjourned till Wednesday
Morning next, at Eight of the Clock.