Martis, 22 Octobris, 1667.
A BILL for assessing the Taxes of certain Fen
Lands, lying in Bedford Level, read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read a Second time on
Bishop of Duresme's Leasing.
A Bill to enable the Lord Bishop of Duresme to make
Leases of certain Lead Mines, for Three Lives, was read
the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir Sollo.
Swale, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Robert Atkins, Col.
Kirkby, Sir Edw. Masters, Sir John Talbott, Colonel
Reames, Col. Gilby, Sir Clifford Clifton, Sir John Goodrick, Doctor Burrell, Sir Geo. How, Mr. Scawen, Sir Tho.
Bludworth, Mr. Rigby, Serj. Seis, Sir Tho. Gower, Mr.
Prynn, Sir John Moreton, Sir Robert Carr, Mr. Crouch,
Sir John Brampston, Sir William Doyley, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Hen. Cæsar, Sir John Erneley, Sir Tho. Littleton,
Lord St. John, Sir Robert Howard, Sir John Otway, Sir
John Trott, Mr. Boscawen, Sir John Norton, Mr. Milward, and all that serve for the Counties of Yorke: And
they are to meet at Two of the Clock this Afternoon, in
the Speaker's Chamber: And to give Notice to the
Dean of Duresme, and other Persons concerned: And
to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
A Petition of Sir John Winter was read.
Ordered, That this Petition be referred to Sir Thomas
Gower, Sir Walter Young, Col. Birch, Sir Sollo. Swale,
Sir John Knight, Sir Wm. Lewis, Mr. Scudamore, Sir
John Talbott, Sir Cha. Harbord, Col. Gilby, Sir Phillipp
Warwick, Mr. Pryn, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir Bainham
Throckmorton, Serj. Seis, Mr. Boscawen, Sir Tho. Higgons,
Mr. Westfaling, Sir Robert Brookes, Sir Robert Carr, Sir
Humph Hooke, and all the Members that serve for Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Somersettshire, Monmouthshire, and Worcestershire: And all that come are to have
Voices: And to send for the Articles of Sir John Winter;
and to give notice to the Commissioners concerned, to
attend and to be heard; and to inquire what has occasioned the Want of Timber in the Forest of Deane; and
to consider, how the Timber there and in the New Forest
may be preserved and increased for the future.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to a Committee, to
consider of Proposals to prepare and bring in a Bill for
the making a River navigable from the River Severne
to London; viz. Sir John Lowther, Sir John Talbott,
Lord Cornbury, Mr. John Vaughan, Sir John Denham,
Sir John Knight, Sir Robert Howard Sir William Lewys,
Mr. Pryn, Sir Bainham Throckmorton, Sir Sollo. Swayle,
Sir Robert Atkins, Sir James Thyn, Colonel Kirby, Mr.
Pleydall, and all the Members that serve for the several
Counties of Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, and Surrey: And
they are to meet To-morrow at Two of the Clock, in the
Speaker's Chamber; and to send for Persons, Papers,
and Records; and to consider, what Effect and Benefit
hath been already made, by making Rivers navigable;
and how the State of the Matter is, in that Particular,
upon the Laws already made, and to report it, with their
Opinions, to the House.
Miscarriage of the War.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Secretary Morrice do move
his Majesty to give an Account to the House, or the
Committee, what he knows concerning the Miscarriage
in dividing the Fleet.
Committee of Privileges.
Ordered, That these Members following be added to
the Committee of Elections and Privileges; Sir Cirill
Wich, Sir Thomas Higgons, Mr. Tanner, Mr. Roger
Vaughan, Sir Joseph Tredenham, Sir John Coventry,
Mr. Pepys, Mr. Maynard, Sir John Earneley, Mr. John
How, Sir Tho. Woodcock, Sir John Lowther.
A Petition of Sir Vere Fane was read.
Resolved, &c. That the said Petition be referred to
the Committee of Elections; to examine the Matter of
the Petition; and report it, with their Opinions, to the
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight a Clock.