House of Commons Journal Volume 8
28 January 1665

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 28 January 1665', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 8: 1660-1667 (1802), pp. 590-592. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26709 Date accessed: 23 July 2014.


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Sabbati, 28 die Januarii, 16 Car. IIdi.

Prayers.

Mollins' Estate.

A BILL to enable the Heirs of Michaell Mollins Esquire to redeem a Mortgage, and to relieve him against a Release, was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Sir Cha. Harbord, Mr. Hungerford, Sir Edm. Peirce, Sir Tho. Allen, Mr. John Vaughan, Sir Wm. Lowther, Mr. Hardes, Sir John Coryton, Mr. Cornewall, Sir John Holland, Sir Tho. Gower, Colonel Sandys, Sir Rich. Francklyn, Sir Tho. Lee, Mr. Crouch, Sir Tho. Tompkins, Mr. Morrice, Mr. Wynn, Mr. Dowdeswell, Sir Tho. Clifford, Mr. Hide, Sir Solo. Swale, Mr. York, Sir Hump. Winch, Mr. Geo. Clerke, Sir Rowland Berkley, Mr. Hobby, Sir Hen. Herbert, and all the Gentlemen of the House that are of the Long Robe; and all the Members of this House that serve for the County of Berkes: 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: And to give the Parties concerned convenient Notice to come in, and be heard.

Woolen Cloths.

A Bill to explain several Statutes that prohibit the Transportation of white woolen Cloths, was read.

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

Privilege.

Ordered, That Thomas Powell, an Attorney, near Ludlow in the County of Salop, be sent for in the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, or his Deputy; to answer his Breach of Privilege, in beginning and prosecuting a Suit against Humphry Cornewall Esquire, a Member of this House, at the Suit of * Cornewall; whereby the said Mr. Humphry Cornewall hath been hindered from attending the Service of this House.

Avon Navigation.

An ingrossed Bill for making the River of Avon navigable from New Sarum to Christ Church, was read.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill do pass: And that the Title shall be, An Act for making the River Avon navigable from Christ Church to the City of New Sarum.

And the Lord Cornebury is to carry up the Bill to the Lords.

Navigable Rivers.

Ordered, That the Bill sent from the Lords, for making divers Rivers navigable, or otherwise passable for Boats, Barges, and other Vessels, be read on Tuesday Morning.

Debtors Relief.

Ordered, That the Bill for Relief of poor Prisoners be read the First time on Tuesday Morning.

Navy Debt.

Sir Richard Ford reports from the Committee to which the Petition of several Merchants, Tradesmen, Artificers, Victuallers, and others, was committed, That, in pursuance of an Order of this honourable House, of the Fourteenth of this Instant, whereby the said Petition is referred to the said Committee, to examine the Matter of the said Petition, and the Nature of the Debt, Whether it was a Debt adjudged to be satisfied within the Time limited by Act of Parliament; and to report the same, with their Opinions therein, to the House; the said Committee do humbly certify, That, having called before them Two of the sworn Auditors appointed by the said Act, for stating the Accompts of the Navy, they have received from them several Certificates, under their Hands, whereby it appears, that they have stated several of the Accompts of the Petitioners: And that there is due, unto the Persons therein named, the several Sums of Money hereunder-mentioned; viz.

£. s. d.
For victualing his Majesty's Navy 38,154 7 9
For Provisions, Goods, Wares, and Merchandizes, delivered into his Majesty's Naval Stores 35,945 7
For Emptions and Provisions of Stores, and other Services, done and performed in the Office of his Majesty's Ordnance 15,120 18
To Sir George Carterett Baronet, Treasurer of his Majesty's Navy, remaining unpaid to him, as per Accompt 14,854 9
More due to him upon a Warrant of Thirteen thousand Three hundred Pounds, as is certified from the Treasury 1,977 - -
For Provisions of Canvas, Cordage, and other Stores, for Supply of his Majesty's Ships at Plymouth 3,331 18 -
For Maintaining of Prisoners; viz. To the Executors of Mr. Richard Gerrard, for Prisoners kept at Chelsey College, Two hundred Twenty-four Pounds Three Shillings and Two pence; and to Mr. Joshua Child, for Prisoners kept at Portsmouth, Two hundred Fifty-six Pounds and Eight-pence: In all 480 19 11½
To Mr. Daniell Furzer, Shipwright, on Account of a Frigate built in the Forest of Deane 137 19 10½
To several Persons serving in his Majesty's Yards 866 16 11
Unpaid, for Quarters and Cures of Sick and Wounded 846 6 2
Which several Particulars amount to the Sum of 111,719 4
Besides which, the said Auditors have represented to the said Committee, that, before they proceeded to the adjusting the said Accompts of Stores, the principal Officers or Commissioners of his Majesty's Navy, delivered unto them Two Books containing an Abstract of all Bills which had been signed in their Office, between the Fourteenth of March 1658, and the Twenty-fourth of June 1660, and which were then produced unto the said principal Officers by the respective Creditors themselves; whereof there remains unstated, by the said Auditors (in regard the said Bills were not produced and brought in), to the Value of 24,629 6
And that there remains likewise unstated of Debentures, signed within the Time above limited, which were certified to be due by the Officers of his Majesty's Ordnance, as appears by the Book delivered to the Auditors, the Sum of 4,853 2 1
Also, that there is due to the Pursers, by Estimate 2,000 - -
And to Mr. Thomas White, of Dover, for refitting his Majesty's Ships, as unpaid on a Warrant granted by the Commissioners for discharging the Debts of his Majesty's Navy 223 15 2
31,706 3 10¼
Which, being added, makes, in the Whole £. 143,422 8 3

Upon Consideration whereof had;

Resolved, That it be reported to the House, as the Opinion of this Committee, That the Debts in the Petition contained, and before particularly mentioned to be stated and certified, are of the Nature and Quality of the Debts comprehended within the Act of Parliament passed in the Year 1660, for discharging of the Debts of the Army and Navy; and accrued, and became due, within the Times limited by the said Act; and ought, in Honour and Justice, to be satisfied.

Resolved, That the House doth agree with the Committee, That the Debts in the Petition contained, and before particularly mentioned to be stated and certified, are of the Nature and Quality of the Debts comprehended within the Act of Parliament passed in the Year 1660, for discharge of the Debts of the Army and Navy; and accrued, and became due, within the Times limited by the said Act; and ought, in Honour and Justice, to be satisfied.

Resolved, That the further Consideration of this Report be adjourned till Wednesday Morning next.

St. James Parish.

Ordered, That Sir John Bennett, and Sir Robert Carr, be added to the Committee to which the Bill for erecting a Church in St. James in the Fields is committed.

Assessment Commissioners.

The House then proceeded to the Reading of the Lists of Commissioners to be inserted into the Bill for his Majesty's Supply.

The List of Commissioners Names for Northumberland, and the Towns of Newcastle and Barwick, were twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed.

The Question being put, That Thomas Clayton be added to the Commissioners for Oxfordshire;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Question being put, That Dr. Jenkins be added to the Commissioners for Oxfordshire;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Question being put, That Dr. Hide be added to the Commissioners for Oxfordshire;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Question being put, That Dr. Thomas Willis be added to the Commissioners for Oxfordshire;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

And the several Names of the several Persons being inserted;

Resolved, That the List of Commissioners for the County of Oxford, with the Additions of the said Persons, be agreed.

A List of Commissioners for the University and City of Oxon was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed.

The Lists of Commissioners for the several Counties of Rutland, Salop, Stafford, City of Litchfeild, Somersett, City of Bristoll, Southampton, Suffolk, Surrey, Southwark, Sussex, Warwick, Worcester, City of Worcester, Wilts, Westmorland, York, Anglesey, Brecon, Cardigan, Carmarthen, Carnarvon, Denbigh, Flint, Glamorgan, Merioneth, Montgomery, Pembrook, and Radnor, were twice read; and, with some Additions, upon the Question, severally agreed to.

The House adjourned till Two of the Clock.

Post Meridiem.

Supply Bill.

THE County of Cambridge, and the Isle of Ely, being to be assessed severally by the Vote of the House; and the Proportion of each Place being agreed; and tendered to the House;

Resolved, That the Blank for the Isle of Ely be filled up with the Sum of Three hundred Forty-nine Pounds Seventeen Shillings and Eleven-pence.

Resolved, That the Blank for the County of Cambridge be filled up with the Sum of One thousand and Twenty Pounds.

Resolved, &c. That the several Blanks for the Quarterly Payments be filled up with the Sum of Two hundred Six thousand Four hundred and Fifty-eight Pounds.

A Proviso was tendered to be added, on the Behalf of the County of Salop; and twice read.

The Question being put, That this Proviso be made Part of the Bill;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Another Proviso, on the Behalf of the County of Suffolk, as to certain Lands lying in Thetford, was twice read.

The Question being put, That it be made Part of the Bill;

It passed in the Negative.

The Question being put, That Candles be brought in;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went out.

Sir John Birkenhead, Tellers for the Yeas: 39.
Colonel Trelawney, With the Yeas,
Sir Richard Braham, Tellers for the Noes: 41.
Sir Tho. Tompkins, With the Noes,

And so it passed in the Negative.

And then the House adjourned till Tuesday Morning next, at Eight of the Clock.