Die Sabbati, 14 Martii, 1667.
I Sabella Beovey, Wife of James Beovey, the Daughter
of William de Vischer, born at Amsterdam, did
this Day take the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy,
before the Speaker, at the Clerk's Table, in order to her
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Gawdy have the Leave of this
House to go into the Country.
Mr. Crouch reports from the Committee to which the
Matter concerning Toby Humfrys, and others employed
under him in collecting the Duty of Hearth Money, was
committed, to examine the Business and Misdemeanour
objected against him; that they had examined the Matter, and found the Abuse: And that Mr. Humfrys and
the rest had acknowledged their Miscarriage, and did
submit themselves to the House.
Ordered, That the Report from Sir Robert Brookes,
concerning Miscarriages, be heard on Monday Morning
Ordered, That Tobias Humfrys, Richard Pritchard,
Wm. Moody, Thomas Driver, and Wm. Robinson, being
the Four Persons employed by Mr. Humfrys, upon their
Submission, and acknowledging their Offence at the Bar,
be discharged of their Commitment.
Ordered, That Tobias Humfrys, upon his Submission,
and acknowledging his Offence at the Bar, be discharged
of his Commitment.
Ordered, That it be recommended to Sir Wm. Francklyn, Baronet, and John Gibson Esquire, Two Justices of
Peace in the Country, to inquire into the Abuse committed by Mr. Humfrys and the rest; and to cause Satisfaction to be made to the Constables, and other Persons
injured and damnified.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, to enquire how the Matter
stands as to the Account of the said Humfrys, and Monies
by him received for his Majesty; and, when Satisfaction
is given in that, to give order, as far as it is in their
Power, to discharge him of his Employment.
A Debate being, concerning Inconveniencies by Farming the Duty of Hearth Money;
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee to which
the additional Bill concerning Hearth Money is committed; to consider of the Debate, and report the Matter,
with their Opinions, to the House.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir George Stonehouse have the Leave
of this House to go into the Country for Recovery of
Privilege-Persons reprimanded and discharged.
Tobias Humfrys, and the rest, being called in; and
submitting themselves, on their Knees, at the Bar of the
House; and having received a Reprehension from Mr.
Speaker, who acquainted them what the House had directed, and they were discharged, paying Fees.
Irish Land Adventurers.
A Petition, in the Name of the Adventurers for Lands
in the Kingdom of Ireland, was presented to the House:
And those who did subscribe the Petition; viz.
Ridges, Edw. Smith, Nathaniell Micklethwaite, Eliab
Palmer, Thomas Lenthall, Richard Clottlebroke, Sam.
Eames, Thomas Gower, Hugh Radcliffe, Robert Hammon, being called in, and owning the Petition;
The Question being put, That the Petition be now read;
It passed in the Negative.
Resolved, &c. That the Petition of the Irish Adventurers be read on Monday Morning.
Sir Thomas Meres reports from the Committee appointed to consider in what Time a Hundred thousand
Pound, at least, may be raised, according to the Rate
of Four-pence per Quart on French Wine, Six-pence per
Quart on Spanish Wine, and Six-pence per Quart on
all other Wines, and Twelve-pence a Quart on Brandy,
a Report agreed by the Committee: Which he opened;
and delivered in at the Clerk's Table.
Ordered, That the Report delivered in by Sir Thomas
Meres be referred to the Consideration of the Committee
of the whole House.
Commissioners of Accounts.
The Commissioners appointed, by Act of Parliament,
for taking the Account of publick Monies, attending,
and being called in; and received in the Two Seats by
the Bar of this House; the Serjeant there attending with
his Mace, but the Bar not put down; Sir Wm. Turner
declared, that, according to the Desire of this House,
expressed in an Order of the Second of March last, the
Commissioners had drawn up an Account and Narrative
of their Proceedings, and the State of the Matter, as it
now stood before them: Which, being delivered in to
the Clerk, and the Commissioners withdrawn, was read.
Ordered, That the Thanks of this House be returned
to the Commissioners; and that Mr. Speaker do acquaint
them, that the House doth very well approve their Proceedings; and desire they would continue their Progress
The Commissioners being again called in, Mr. Speaker
did acquaint them, that the House was very sensible of
the great Pains they had taken; and commanded him to
return them their Thanks: And that the House had considered of, and did very well approve, the Method of their
Proceedings; and desired they would continue their Progress therein; and they should have any Assistance the
House could give them.
The House resolved into a Committee of the whole
House, in order to the Consideration of the Motion
made for a Supply of the King's Majesty.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Steward took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Steward reports from the said Committee, that
they had made some further Progress in Consideration of
his Majesty's Supply; and came to this Resolution; viz.
That the additional Duty to be laid upon Wine and
Brandy shall be continued for the Space of Eighteen
Months, unless the Sum of a Hundred thousand Pounds,
with Interest, for advancing the same, shall be sooner
Resolved, &c. That the House doth agree with the
Committee, that the additional Duty to be laid upon
Wine and Brandy shall be continued for the Space of
Eighteen Months, unless the Sum of a Hundred thousand Pound, with Interest for advancing thereof, shall
be sooner raised.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Solicitor do prepare and
bring in a Bill upon the Votes passed this House, in
order to his Majesty's Supply.
Resolved, &c. That the House will resolve into a Committee of the whole House on Monday Morning next, to
proceed in the further Consideration of his Majesty's
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Courtney Poole, Sir Edm. Pooley,
and Sir Thomas Crew, have Leave to go into the Country,
for their Healths sake.
Ordered, That Mr. Spry have Leave to go into the
Country for a Month.
Ordered, That all Committees that were to sit this
Afternoon be adjourned till Monday, Two of the Clock
in the Afternoon.
And then the House adjourned till Monday
Morning, Eight of the Clock.