Die Veneris, 19 Februarii; 4° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
Selling Lands in Lincolne, &c.
AN ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act
for vesting several Manors, Lands, and Rents, in
the Counties of Lincolne, Berks, and Devon, in Trustees,
to be sold for the buying of other Manors and Lands, to
be settled for the same, or the like Uses, as those to be
sold are now settled, was read the Third time.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass; and the Title be
Ordered, That Mr. Clerke do carry the Bill to the
Lords; and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed
to the same, with an Amendment: To which they desire
their Lordships Concurrence.
Mr. Goldwell, reports from the Committee to whom the
ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable
John Keeble, Gentleman, to sell certain Lands in Stow
Market in the County of Suffolke, and to settle other Lands
of greater Value to the same Uses, was committed, That
they had agreed upon an Amendment to be made to the
Bill; which they had directed him to report to the
House: And which he read in his Place, with the Coherence; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's
Table: Where the same was read; and is as followeth;
Press 8, Line 5, after "Apurtenances," add "except
the said Lands, Meadows, and Pastures, called Woodfield."
And the same being read a Second time, the same
was, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by
Duchy of Cornewall Leasing.
Mr. Boscowen reports from the Committee to whom
the Bill for enabling their Majesties to make Leases and
grant Estates of the Duchy of Cornewall, was committed, That they had agreed upon an Amendment to
be made to the Bill; which they had directed him to report to the House: And he read in his Place, with the
Coherence; and afterwards delivered in at the Table:
Where the same was twice read; and agreed unto by the
Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendment, be ingrossed.
Cambridge University Charters.
A Petition of Anne Hamond, Relict of Anthony Hamond,
of Somersham in the County of Huntington, Esquire, was
read; setting forth, that whereas there is a Bill depending before this House, intituled, An Act for confirming
the Charters and Liberties of the University of Cambridge, and the Colleges and Halls therein; wherein there
is a certain Clause inserted, whereby . . . .(inter alia) That
the Rectory of Somersham, with Colne and Pidley, should
stand appropriated to the Chancellor, Masters, and Scholars
of the said University, and their Successors for ever, in
Trust for the better Support of the Regius Professor of
Divinity in the same University; and that the respective
Professors for the Time being, and their Executors and
Administrators, should be thereby impowered, in the
Name of the said Chancellor, Masters, and Scholars, to sue
for and recover all Tythes, and other Profits, arising by
the said Rectory: And whereas Dr. Beamont, the present
Regius Professor of Divinity, having, for several Years,
pretended to hold and injoy the said Rectory, without
Institution and Induction therein, or taking the Oaths
for the same, as by Law required, he having already as
many Benefices, as he is by Law, qualified to hold; which
hath occasioned divers Suits and Controversies between
him, and the Petitioner, who hath a considerable Estate
within the said Parish, and several other of the Parishioners thereof; and in which Suit the Petitioner hath obtained Sentence against him the said Dr. Beamont, in the
Court of Delegates, by reason of his not being instituted
and inducted, and otherwise qualified as aforesaid;
therefore, forasmuch as the above-recited Clause does
alter the nature of the said Rectory, and creates a Title
thereto without Institution and Induction, contrary to the
true Intent of the said Bill; and will be prejudicial to the
Revenue of the Crown by taking away the Payment of
the Tenths and First-fruits: and is an Encouragement to
Pluralities, and purely designed for the Service of the said
Dr. Beamont, to the great Prejudice of the Petitioner, and
other the Inhabitants of the said Parish; therefore praying, That, before the said Bill be passed, the Petitioner
may be heard at the Bar of this House, by her Counsel.
Ordered, That the Petitioner be heard, by her Counsel, at the Bar of this House, upon Monday Morning next,
against the Bill, intituled, An Act for confirming the
Charters and Liberties of the University of Cambridge,
and the Colleges and Halls therein.
Ordered, That the King's Counsel be heard also, upon
Monday Morning next, against the said Bill: And that,
afterwards, the said Bill be read a Third time.
Ordered, That the several Charters recited in the said
Bill be produced to this House upon Monday Morning
Corresponding with their Majesties Enemies.
An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act
against corresponding with their Majesties Enemies, was
(according to the Order of the Day) read the Second
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to a Committee
of the whole House.
Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow Morning
at Twelve a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the
whole House, to consider of the said Bill.
A Motion being made, and the Question being put,
that the House do now adjourn;
The House divided.
The Noes go forth.
Tellers for the Yeas,
||Sir Samuell Barnardiston,
|Sir Jerv. Elwes,
Tellers for the Noes,
||Sir Tho. Littleton,
So it was resolved in the Affirmative.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight a Clock.