Jovis, 24 die Decembris; 3° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
AN ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act
for vesting and settling divers Lands in Gloucestershire, in Trustees, to be sold, for the paying the remaining
Portions to the Children of Geo. Mountague, Esquire,
deceased, was read the Third time.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be
Ordered, That Mr. Mountague do carry the Bill to the
Lords; and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed
to the same, without any Amendments.
St. Anne's Westminster Parish.
Sir Walter Clarges reports from the Committee to
whom the Bill for the supplying the Defects in a former
Act, for the erecting the Parish of St. Anne, out of the
Parish of St. Martin's in the Fields, was committed, That
they had made several Amendments to the Bill; which
they had directed him to report to the House: The which
he read in his Place, with the Coherence; and afterwards,
delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were
once read throughout.
Then a Petition of the Inhabitants was presented to the
House, and read; setting forth, That there is a Bill to
supply a former Act to build a Church in the aforesaid
Parish, and to perform some other Works in the said Act
mentioned: That the Sum of Five thousand Pounds, in
the said Act mentioned, was levied and paid, and Four
hundred and Fifty Pounds for collecting the same, besides
the Money raised by Sale of several Pews and Galleries,
amounting to above One thousand Two hundred Pounds
more: And that the Petitioners at this time are very poor,
and scarce able to answer the great Taxes which the Occasions of the Government now requires; and therefore
such a Charge as the said new Bill will lay upon the
Parish, will be a very great Burthen to many of the Petitioners: And praying the Consideration of the House in
the Premises, and Relief therein.
And then the said Amendments, being read a Second
time, one by one; and, upon the Question severally put
thereupon, the same, with several other Amendments
made by the House, were agreed unto by the House.
Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be
An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act
to vest the Estate late of Henry Drax, Esquire, deceased,
in Tho. Shatterden, Gentleman, and to enable the said
Tho. Shatterden, and others, to whom the said Estate is
devised, to make a Jointure, was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Lord Eland,
Mr. Biddolph, Mr. Freeman, Mr. Windham, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Mr. Baile, Sir Tho. Clarges, Mr. Thornhaugh,
Sir Math. Andrews, Mr. Shackerly, Mr. White, Mr. Brewer,
Mr. Hutchinson, Sir Rob. Cotton, Colonel Granvile, Sir
Sam. Grimston, Serjeant Trenchard, Sir Cha. Bloys, Mr.
Hawtry, Mr. Kenyon, Sir Wm. Cooke, Mr. Bromly, Mr.
How, Mr. Henley, Mr. Cooke, Mr. Lutterell, Mr. Slater,
Mr. Bedding feild, Colonel Lee, Sir Wm. Honywood, and
all the Members that serve for the County of Hertford:
And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four of the
Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Newcastle under Line Election.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to
the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ for
the electing a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament
for the Borough of Newcastle under Line, in the County
of Stafford, in the room of Sir Wm. Leveson Gower,
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Edward Windham have Leave to go
into the Country for a Fortnight, to attend the Funeral
of Sir Wm. Leveson Gowre, his Father-in-law.
Ordered, That Mr. Seymour have Leave to go into the
Country for a Fortnight, his Lady being ill.
Supply Bill; Land Tax.
An ingrossed Bill (according to the Order of the Day)
for granting to their Majesties the Sum of Sixteen hundred fifty-one thousand Seven hundred and Two Pounds
upon Lands, towards the carrying, on a vigorous War
against France, was read the Third time.
An ingrossed Clause was offered, as a Rider to the
Bill; For * * * *.
And the same was thrice read; and, with some Amendments made by the House, was, upon the Question put
thereupon, agreed unto by the House to be Part of the Bill.
Another ingrossed Clause was offered, as a Rider to the
Bill; That no Fees shall be taken by any Officer of the
Exchequer, for the receiving or issuing any Monies granted
by this Parliament for Aids or Supplies, but such ancient
Fees as shall be allowed by the Barons of the Exchequer:
And the Barons are to present a Schedule of the said Fees
to the House of Commons at the next Sessions.
And the same was thrice read; and upon the Question
put thereupon, agreed unto by the House to be Part of
Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That the said Bill do
pass: And that the Title be, An Act for granting an Aid
to their Majesties of the Sum of Sixteen hundred fifty-one
thousand Seven hundred and Two Pounds Eighteen
Shillings towards the carrying on a vigorous War against
Ordered, That Mr. Solicitor General do carry the Bill
to the Lords; and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to
the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ for the
electing a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for
the Borough of Brackley in the County of Northampton,
in the room of Sir Wm. Egerton, deceased.
Royal Assent to Bills.
Then a Message from his Majesty, by Sir Tho. Duppa,
Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod;
The King commands this honourable House to attend
his Majesty in the House of Peers, immediately.
And accordingly Mr. Speaker, with the House, went
up to attend His Majesty.
And being returned;
Mr. Speaker reported, That his Majesty had been
pleased to give the Royal Assent to the several Bills
An Act for granting to their Majesties certain impositions upon Beer, Ale, and other Liquors, for one Year.
An Act for abrograting the Oath of Supremacy in
Ireland, and appointing other Oaths.
An Act for preserving two Ships Lading of Bay Salt,
taken as Prize for the Benefit of their Majesties Navy.
An Act for the better ascertaining the Tythes of Hemp
An Act for the making a Twelve Years Lease, made
by the Earl and Countess of Ailsbury, for Payment of
Debts, which was determinable on their Deaths, to have
Continuance absolutely for those Twelve Years.
An Act for the settling a Fee Farm Rent of One Hundred Pounds per Annum upon the Bishop of Ely and his
Successors to be issuing out of Hatton Garden in the
County of Middlesex, and the Messuages thereunto
erected; and for the settling and assuring the same, subject to the said Rent, upon Christopher Lord Viscount
Hatton, his Heirs and Assigns for ever.
An Act to enable the Executors and Trustees of Sir
Tho. Putt, Baronet, deceased, to lease several Messuages,
Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, during the Minority of Sir Tho. Putt, Baronet, Son and Heir of the
said Sir Thomas Putt towards the Payment of Five hundred Pounds apiece Legacies to his Three Sisters Margaret, Ursula, and Susanna Putt, as also the Debts
of the said Sir Tho. Putt, the Father.
An Act for naturalizing Sir Martyn Beckman, and
An Act for Sale of the Manor of, and Lands in Wittering in the County of Northampton, and the Advowson
of the Church of Wittering aforesaid, late the Inheritance of Wm. Stydolph, Esquire, deceased, late Father of Sigismond Stydolph, Esquire.
An Act for settling a Jointure on Jane the Wife of
Colonel Edward Mathews, Daughter of Sir Tho. Armstrong, deceased.
An Act for the Vesting and Settling of divers Lands in
Gloucestershire in Trustees, to be sold for the Payment
of the remaining Portions to the Children of George
Mountague, Esquire, deceased.
Resolved, That this House will, upon this-day-sevennight, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole
House, to consider of Ways to satisfy the Debts due to
the Orphans of the City of London.
Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.
And then the House adjourned till Tuesday
Morning, next, Nine of the Clock.