House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 14 April 1663

Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Die Martis, 14 April. 15 Car.


Robinson's Estate.

A BILL to enable John Robinson to sell and dispose Lands, for the Payment of Debts, and the making Provision for his Wife, and younger Children, was this Day read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be committed to Mr. Solicitor General, Colonel Phillips, Sir Tho. Strickland, Sir Bain. Throckmorton, Sir Solomon Swale, Sir Phil. Howard, Mr. Bulteele, Mr. Scot, Sir Wm. Lowther, Mr. Oldfeild, Sir Wm. Hartop, Colonel Whitley, Sir Denny Ashburnham, Mr. Wren, Sir Tho. Tompkins, Sir Robert Howard, Dr. Quartermaine, Mr. Strickland, Sir John Birkinhead, Mr. Hatton, Sir Rich. Everard, Mr. Morice, Sir Herbert Price, Mr. Progers, Mr. Crouch, Sir Clifford Clifton, Colonel Leg, Mr. Eyre, Mr. Collins, Sir Rich. Oatley, Sir Tho. Fanshaw, Mr. Milward, Mr. Pepis, Lord Richardson, Lord Fanshaw, Mr. Tho. Price, Mr. Graham, Mr. Westphaling, Mr. Lowther, Sir Patricius Curwen, Sir Gervas Clifton, Mr. Pryn, Mr. Barnaby, Sir Phil. Musgrave, Mr. Daniell, Colonel Fretchvile, and all the Members of this House that serve for the County of Yorke: And they are to meet in the Speaker's Chamber, the first Afternoon of the Meeting of the House, after the Recess.

Hertford, &c. Roads.

Mr. Crouch reports from the Committee to which the Bill for repairing the Highways in the Counties of Hertford, Cambridge, and Huntington, was committed, several Amendments to be made, and Two Provisoes to be added, to the Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and after, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table.

The several Amendments, precedent to the Amendment unto the Third Line of the One-and-twentieth Folio, were twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to.

The said Amendment, being to leave out the Proviso, was read the Second time.

The Question being put, To agree to the Amendment;

It passed in the Negative.

The last Amendment was read the Second time; and, upon the Question, agreed to.

The First Proviso was read twice.

Resolved, &c. That the said Proviso be agreed to.

The Second Proviso was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the Words "and be it Enacted" be inserted after the Word "provided."

Resolved, &c. That the Proviso, so amended, be agreed to.

The Question being put, That the Bill, with the Amendments and Provisoes agreed to, be ingrossed;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went out.

Mr. Williams, Tellers for the Yeas: 108.
Mr. Chichley, With the Yeas,
Mr. Newton, Tellers for the Noes: 91.
Mr. Harbord, With the Noes,

And so it was resolved in the Affirmative, That the Bill, with the Amendments and Provisoes agreed to, be ingrossed.

Oxford Writ.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a Writ for the Election of a Knight for the County of Oxon, in the Room of the Lord Falkland, deceased.

Excise Revenue.

Whereas it hath been represented to this House, that whilst the Inspection of the Excise is before a Committee, who are impowered to examine the best Way that his Majesty's Duty thereupon be duly paid, according to the Act of Parliament, and with the most Ease to the People, some Persons take occasion, by colour thereof, to forbear to make their just Payments: This House declares, That, if any Persons refuse to make their Payments, the Justices of the Peace, and all other his Majesty's Officers, in the several Counties, are to be aiding and assisting to the Farmers and Commissioners of Excise in the Levying thereof, according to the Law.

Deane Forest.

Ordered, That the Word "Timber" be omitted, in the Order of Yesterday, concerning Deane Forest.

Profaneness, &c.

Ordered, That Sir Henry Worsley do prepare, and bring in, a Bill at the next Meeting of the House, against Profaneness, Licentiousness, and Impiety.

Call of the House.

Ordered, That the House be Called over on Mondayfortnight, upon Pain of Five Pounds to be paid by every Member, that shall be then absent, whose Excuse the House shall not allow.


Ordered, That the House be adjourned till To-morrowfortnight.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Sir Edmond Peirse have the Leave of this House to go into the Country for a Month.

And then the House adjourned itself accordingly, till To-morrow-fortnight, Nine of the Clock in the Morning.