House of Commons Journal Volume 8
26 April 1664

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 26 April 1664', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 8: 1660-1667 (1802), pp. 549-550. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26653 Date accessed: 25 July 2014.


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Martis, 26 Aprilis, 16° Car. IIdi.

Prayers.

DANIELL Vanmildert did this Day take the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, in order to his being naturalized.

Vanmildert's Nat.

Ordered, That the Name of the said Daniell Vanmildert be inserted into the Bill for Naturalization.

Wye Navigation.

A Petition of John Weston and William Dickenson, in relation to the River Wye, was read.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee to which the Bill for settling the Navigation of the River Wye is committed; to hear the Witnesses herein mentioned, before they make their Report.

Keyte's Estate.

A Bill to enable the Trustees of Sir William Keyte to sell Lands to pay Debts, Legacies, and Portions, was road the First time.

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

Thread Manufacture.

A Petition of the Inhabitants of the Kings Town and Parish of Maidston in the County of Kent, Artificers in the Manufacture of making Thread, was read.

Resolved, That the said Petition be committed to the Committee appointed to consider, How Trade may be advanced; to take the same into Consideration; and report their Opinions therein to the House.

Merchants Ships.

Mr. William Coventry reports from the Committee to which the Bill to prevent the Delivery up of Merchants Ships to Turkish Ships, or other Sea Pirates, . . . . That the Committee had agreed several Amendments to be made, and some Provisoes to be added to the Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and after, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Which were twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to.

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

Cornewall Rivers.

Ordered, That the Bill for making navigable certain Rivers in the County of Cornewall, be read To-morrow Morning.

College of Physicians.

Ordered, That these Members following be added to the Committee to which the Bill on the Behalf of the College of Physicians, in London, was committed; viz. Sir Rich. Oateley, Sir Tho. Meres, Mr. Westphaling, Mr. Roger Vaughan, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Edw. Moseley, Mr. Milward, Mr. Barnaby, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. Swinfein, Sir Tho. Dyke, Mr. Hambden, Mr. Heath, Sir Solomon Swale, Mr. Purcell, Colonel John Robinson, Mr. Chetwine, Sir Tho. Strickland, Mr. Trevor, Sir Wm. Lewis, Sir John Robinson.

Vote against Holland.

A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Justice Atkins and Mr. Justice Tirrell;

Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent us down to acquaint you, That they have concurred with the Vote of this House, concerning the Wrongs and Indignities done by the Dutch to his Majesty, and his Subjects, delivered at the Conference, on Friday last; and have an Intent to wait on his Majesty, in a Body, with the Vote; and desire the Concurrence of this House to do the like: And the Lords will send to his Majesty, to know his Pleasure, At what Time he will be attended: Of which they will give Notice to this House.

The Messengers being again called in, Mr. Speaker did acquaint them, That the House had considered of their Message; and did concur with the Lords in attending his Majesty with them, in a Body, when they had Intimation from the Lords of the Time that his Majesty would please to be attended.

Northampton Election.

Sir Job Charleton reports from the Committee of Elections, touching the Election for the Town of Northampton, between Sir John Barnard and Sir Henry Yelverton, That the Question between them (as it was agreed by Counsel on both Sides) was, Which of them had the Majority of Voices of Inhabitants, being Housholders, and not receiving Alms: That the Committee were of Opinion, That the Inhabitants being Housholders, and not receiving Alms, were the proper Electors for the Town of Northampton: And that the Sharing in the charitable Gift, appointed to be distributed at Christmas, is a Taking of Alms: That Sir Henry Yelverton had the Majority of Voices of Inhabitants, being Freeholders, and not receiving Alms; and was duly elected.

The Question being put, To agree with the Committee, That the Inhabitants of the Town of Northampton, being Housholders, and not receiving Alms, are the proper Electors of Burgesses for that Town; and that the Sharing in the charitable Gift, appointed to be distributed at Christmas, is a Taking of Alms;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Question being put, To agree with the Committee, That Sir Henry Yelverton had the Majority of Voices, and was duly elected for the Town of Northampton; and ought to sit;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That the Mayor of Northampton, and the Clerk of the Crown, do attend this House To-morrow Morning, to amend the Return, upon the Record, of Burgesses for the Town of Northampton.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees which were discontinued, be revived; and do sit this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Places formerly appointed.

Hearth Money.

An ingrossed Bill for collecting the Duty arising by Hearth Money, by Officers to be appointed by his Majesty, was read.

And several Amendments were, upon the Question, agreed to be made thereto; and accordingly inserted into the Bill; and thrice read.

A Proviso, on the Behalf of such as have paid the Arrears, was tendered; and twice read: And some Amendments agreed, upon the Question, to be made, and inserted thereto at the Table: Which was twice read:

Resolved, That the Proviso, so amended, be agreed to.

Another Proviso, touching Fees to be allowed for collecting the Duty, was thrice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to.

Another Proviso, touching the Punishing of Officers that shall misbehave themselves in collecting the Duty, was read.

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

The House was divided.

The Yeas went out.

Sir Thomas Meres, Tellers for the Yeas: 69.
Sir William Lowther, With the Yeas,
Mr. Hide, Tellers for the Noes: 92.
Mr. Clifford, With the Noes,

And so it passed in the Negative.

Another Proviso, to indemnify Constables, was read.

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

It passed in the Negative.

The Question being put, That the Bill do pass; and that the Title shall be, An Act for collecting the Duty arising by Hearth Money, by Officers to be appointed by his Majesty;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.